Saturday, 30 June 2012

NON COULD TEACH ANOTHER THE SECRETS OF SEX

Just think about being thought how to eat your ice cream or a bowl of soup. Were you asked your choice of weapon or tool, what about your choice to go bare as with the fingers or be protected against the heat/freeze with a spoon. Will you be thought how to lick the cream or slurp the soup to your satisfaction?

REPRESSING DEPRESSION OUT OF OUR SYSTEM.

If we were to take a chance, most of us will or might, definitely opt out of the strain of doing and into the peace of the done. A mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity, call depression the other side of elation, then we can avoid it, we can surely stop it and it can be eliminated and suppressed out of us. Remember Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long, as well we might experience a moment down low but need not feed our whole the depressed enigma.

Somehow symptoms of depression include guilt, irritability, and having a feeling of sadness that won't go away. Obviously to deal or support someone in dealing with these symptoms, we can believe that the starting point of all achievement is desire. Weak desire brings weak results.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

DREAMS; MERE FANTASY OR SURREALISM

No lower can a man descend than to interpret his dreams into gold and silver and surely. Oversleeping will never make one's dreams come true.

Sleeping is as natural as waking; dreams are nearly as frequent as everyday sensations, thoughts, and emotions. But dreams, being familiar, are credible; it is admitted that people do dream; we reach the less credible as we advance to the less familiar.

CAUSES OF CONSTIPATION



Although you can easily overcome some causes of constipation, like lack of exercise, there are some circumstances that just can't be avoided.

When someone tells me there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, "I'm going to prove you wrong!"

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

AWARENESS OF HEART ATTACKS


Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.

2,200 deaths per day. 2 million heart attacks and strokes each year. That’s what makes cardiovascular disease the leading killer of both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

DELIRIUM PROMOTING DEMENTIA IN HOSPITALS.

Thus we see that the all important thing is not killing or giving life, drinking or not drinking, living in the town or the country, being unlucky or lucky, winning or losing. It is how we win, how we lose, how we live or die, finally, how we choose.

Being a hospital patient can be a confusing and somewhat frightening experience for anyone. For someone with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia, a hospital stay is much worse. It's dangerous. It greatly increases the chance of quicker mental decline, moving to a nursing home and health problems that can be life-threatening.

PREGNANCY AND A LITTLE BIT OF ALCOHOL

Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage

It's a common fear among young women: "Oh my God, I just learned I'm pregnant. I was out to dinner last week and had a glass of wine. Did I hurt my baby?"

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

TO BE A WORTHY HUSBAND OR WIFE.


There is one topic peremptorily forbidden to all well-bred, to all rational mortals, namely, their distempers. If you have not slept, or if you have slept, or if you have headache, or sciatica, or leprosy, or thunder-stroke, I beseech you, by all angels, to hold your peace, and not pollute the morning.

Monday, 25 June 2012

PULSE PRESSURE. BLOOD PRESSURE. Diagnosing Heart Conditions.


The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.

High blood pressure is a good indicator of heart disease and stroke risk, but researchers are now exploring the value of taking pulse pressure to diagnose these conditions.

AN OBESE, FAT IDEA INTO EXERCISING

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses...on your powers, instead of your problems.

World renowned composer and director Leonard Bernstein said, “To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” How true! Fitness is no exception — without a plan, it is all too easy to let your exercise program slip right through the cracks. But if you can squeeze just 30 minutes out of your day, you can fit in a great workout.

HEART DISEASES AND ARE YOU AT RISK?

Discussion: Mississippi has the highest rate of heart disease according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, with 260.2 deaths per population of 100,000. Minnesota has the lowest rate of heart disease, with 126.6 deaths per population of 100,000. Heart disease may refer to several types of heart conditions, including arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the most common, and occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply the heart with blood. As arterial plaque builds within the heart vessels, a decrease in amount of blood flow to the heart occurs due to the narrowing of the blood vessels, which can potentially lead to angina and/or heart attack. The most common risk factors for heart disease include: High blood pressure, Diabetes Mellitus, High cholesterol levels, Smoking, Diets high in saturated fats and cholesterol, Obesity and Family history.

If you're at high risk or have symptoms of heart disease, your doctor may perform the following screening tests: Cholesterol Electrocardiogram (EKG) Echocardiogram Exercise stress test Cardiac catheterization Coronary angiogram Do you know someone who may be at risk for heart disease? Do you want to learn further information on heart disease? Please follow the links for further information on each of the procedures and conditions listed above.

INVITING NEW LIFESTYLES TO LOSE WEIGHT

Let nobody tell you to quit something that your body has been used to for sometime. Even most medications are meant to be withdrawn not stopped via weaning the drug through the body. Do what you do best but remember the body accepts challenges and invitations or challenges.

Avoiding meat is one of the easiest ways to cut down your fat consumption and start a healthier lifestyle overall.

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Fruits and vegetables contain a vast amount of vitamins and minerals that are essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle while meat, although delicious and packed with protein, has several negative characteristics that can cause health problems.

It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it.

Cons of Meat-filled Diets;

Some animals are given artificial chemicals and drugs to keep them healthy while in living in poor conditions. These can be passed on to you when you eat animal later.

Meat takes longer to pass through the intestines and colon.

High fat content.

High meat consumption can increase your risk of developing osteoporosis.

Eating processed meats has been linked to the increased risk of developing coronary heart disease.

The proof of gold is fire...

As terrifying as these facts are, and as difficult as giving up your favorite meats might be, there are plenty of vegetable protein products (like tempeh) that make it deliciously easy for people to start a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet.

Studies have shown that vegetarians who eat a well-balanced diet have a lowered rate of developing coronary artery disease, hypertension, and obesity.
A vegetarian diet tends to be lower in total fat and saturated fat.
According to the World Cancer Research Fund, by eating a predominantly plant-based diet you lower your risk of developing many types of cancer.

Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds; all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.

Starting a vegetarian lifestyle may seem impossible, but with veggie protein products you can still make your favorite meals. You won’t even notice the meat is gone.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Friday, 22 June 2012

KILLING THE YOUNG AND SUDDEN DEATH

Sudden death in young people is rare and for those under the age of 35 is often due to hidden heart defects or abnormalities.

I don't think that the flesh is necessarily treacherous, evil, bad. It is cantankerous, and it is independent. The idea of independence is the key, for the fact that it can host secretly, a disease beyond human control, causing sudden deaths.

ATTACKING HEART DISEASES

Let no man take away your dignity in doing what you do best to feel at your best; if smoking makes you feel high enough, well a word to the wise is enough. I get tipsy with a pint but that still receives a fair share of criminatory thoughts from my religious friends.

One good act of vengeance deserves another. Taking the stance to embrace your intuitive will, surely means, you can live for your heart and your heart will survive many turbulences.

If I was a preacher, I promise that Jesus or Allah will take good care of your, need you not bother.

Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the heart. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.

Start slow and taper off. A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.

In order to allow your heart to stay healthy don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

Stop smoking:
You know the drill. If you smoke, quit.

Maintain a healthy diet:
You are what you eat! Your diet influences cholesterol, blood pressure and weight. Try to maintain a healthy diet by eating foods high in nutrients.

Reduce blood cholesterol:
High cholesterol can lead to plaque buildup in your arteries. Get your blood cholesterol lowered

Be physically active every day:
Or at least try. If “Chariots of Fire” doesn’t get you on the treadmill 7 days a week, then settle for a walk in the park.

Reduce Stress:
Chill out, man. The AHA says, “Some scientists have noted a relationship between coronary heart disease risk and stress in a person’s life that may affect the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.”

Limit alcohol:
According to the AHA, “drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure and lead to heart failure or stroke.” The good news is that people who drink a moderate amount of alcohol (a drink per day for women, two for men), have lower risk of heart disease than people who don’t drink at all (aha!). But before you bust out the Chianti, the AHA does not recommend that nondrinkers start using alcohol or that drinkers increase the amount they drink.

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.

Where ambition ends happiness begins.

The strong and the weak, likewise, ought to know the Signs.

If you experience some, any or all of the following signs of heart attack, provided by The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease, contact emergency immediately. A few minutes can mean the difference between life and death:

Discomfort, tightness, uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes, or comes and goes
Crushing chest pain
Pressure or pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck, upper back, jaw, or arms.
Dizziness or nausea
Clammy sweats, heart flutters, or paleness
Unexplained feelings of anxiety, fatigue or weakness – especially with exertion
Stomach or abdominal pain
Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual or political environment.

WOMEN AND WHY HEART DISEASE

Heart Disease Affects Men More Than Women:
Wrong. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, responsible for more deaths than all forms of cancer combined, yet only 55% of women are aware of this fact, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). More women than men have died of cardiovascular disease than men since 1984 according to the AHA.

The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panty-girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, stomacher, chemise, virgin zone, spike heels, nose ring, veil, kid gloves, fishnet stockings, fichu, bandeau, Merry Widow, weepers, chokers, barrettes, bangles, beads, lorgnette, feather boa, basic black, compact, Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel, designer peignoir, flannel nightie, lace teddy, bed, head. Heart? Health?

Less than half of women know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. “It is critically important for women to understand that heart disease is not a ‘man’s’ disease,” says Mary Ann Bauman, MD, Medical Director for Women’s Health and Community Relations at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City, and spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. “Women need to know that it can happen to them.”

Men renounce whatever they have in common with women so as to experience no commonality with women; and what is left, according to men, is one piece of flesh a few inches long, the penis. The penis is sensate; the penis is the man; the man is human; the penis signifies humanity.

Women Don’t Have Heart Attacks: Wrong again.
“The ‘elephant in the room’ is the misconception that women don’t have heart attacks,” says Dr. Bauman. “They may recognize that others are at risk, but don’t think it can happen to them. They also ignore symptoms sometimes for weeks. Women are very quick to call 911 for someone else but won’t call for themselves thus delaying the time to treatment of an acute event.”

Every person is the builder of a temple, called the body, to the god she worships, after a style purely her own, nor can she get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.

Women and Men Have the Same Heart Attack Symptoms:
Women are more likely to die after their first heart attack, and many believe it’s because women aren’t familiar with female heart attack symptoms, which differ from men’s: “Women can have typical symptoms of chest pressure, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. but surveys show that less than one third of women have chest pain before a heart attack. Women may have jaw, back or arm pain and/or a decrease in exercise tolerance as signs of heart disease,” says Dr. Bauman.

When human beings have been fascinated by the contemplation of their own hearts, the more intricate biological pattern of the female has become a model for the artist, the mystic, and the saint. When mankind turns instead to what can be done, altered, built, invented, in the outer world, all natural properties of men, animals, or metals become handicaps to be altered rather than clues to be followed.

Women’s and Men’s Hearts Are Identical:
Men’s plaque distributes in clumps, whereas women’s distributes more evenly throughout artery walls, according to The Women’s Heart Foundation (WHF). “This difference results in women’s angiographic studies being misinterpreted as ‘normal.’” In addition, women’s hearts and arteries are smaller than men’s.

Women comprise only 24% of participants in all heart-related studies, according to the WHF, which may also contribute to the higher death rate, since treatment that works for men may not necessarily work for women. 42% of women who have heart attacks die within one year, compared to 24% of men, according to WHF. Some attribute this disparity to the fact that women tend to be 10 years older than men when they have a heart attack, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and are therefore more likely to have other conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure.

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

IS IT A WOMAN'S JOB TO FIND A GOOD HUSBAND?

The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but your happiness is just loving your marriage and having fun being a better half.

Many men have the impression that as long as they are not yelling at their wives, beating them, cheating on them or leaving huge messes around the house, he must be a good husband.

What it comes down to is that anybody can win with the best horse. What makes you good is if you can take the second or third-best horse and win.

All that means is that he isn't a bad husband. More than likely he is an average husband (which is nothing to brag about). We always want to be best; not best if, not best but; but best as in a husband!

When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.

Instead of not just yelling at his wife, a husband should make an effort to say lots of wonderful things to her. Instead of not beating his wife, he should make certain he often lovingly touches his sweetheart: stroking her hair, lightly kissing her neck, gently massaging her shoulders, kindly rubbing her feet and giving her light kisses on her cheek, nose, ears, forehead and of course, lips.

When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing. That field is marriage.

A man shouldn't only not cheat on his wife, he should passionately seduce her. Not being a total slob isn't bad. Helping your wife with the chores is better. Giving her a whole day or week off from her usual chores and you doing them for her is best.

It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful.

Men should never settle for being average. If your relationship has been in neutral, it's time you move into first gear.

Human is still the most extraordinary computer of all. Woman is the software that hopes to run on a compatible hardware.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

AIDS, BE TESTED, BE WISE AND TESTED AGAIN

For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. The most dramatic conflicts are perhaps, those that take place not between men but between a man and himself -- where the arena of conflict is a solitary mind.

Although a lot of progress has been made in improving the length and quality of life for people with AIDS, getting a positive result from an HIV test must still rank as one of the worst pieces of news a person can get, as agreed by a publisher and many more.

The split in you is clear. There is a part of you that knows what it should do, and a part that does what it feels like doing. Which always result many uncompromising conditions. But at dusk the beautiful epitaph reads, "I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith".

It's not uncommon for people to kill themselves right after hearing the results, and those who don't commit suicide surely go through all kinds of mental anguish. But the accuracy of these tests is lower than generally believed. In fact, if you test positive but you're not a member of a high-risk group (such as non-monogamous gay men and intravenous drug users), the odds are 50-50 that you actually have the virus.

Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.

To be declared HIV positive, your blood goes through three tests two ELISA tests and one more sensitive and costly Western Blot test. Makers of the tests trumpet a 99.99 percent accuracy rate when all three are used. Many AIDS counselors even tell people that the tests never give a false positive (that is, the tests don't indicate that someone is HIV positive when he or she really isn't).

Instead of suppressing conflicts, specific channels could be created to make this conflict explicit, and specific methods could be set up by which the conflict is resolved.

The test manufacturers' claim is misleading, and the counselors' claim is flat-out

The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.

BS. Cognitive scientist Gerd Gigerenzer , who specializes in risk and uncertainty, explains the reality in plain English: Imagine 10,000 men who are not in any known risk category. One is infected (base rate) and will test positive with practical certainty (sensitivity). Of the 9,999 men who are not infected, another one will also test positive (false positive rate). So we can expect that two men will test positive.
Out of these two men, only one actually carries the virus. So, if you're a low risk man who tests positive, the chances are even the same as a coin flip, that the result is right. It's highly advisable that you take the tests again (and again).

Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom.

The results are even less reliable for women in low risk groups, since they have a still lower rate of HIV.

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week.

Of course, this doesn't apply to an HIV negative result. If you test negative, the odds are overwhelmingly good (9,998 out of 9,999) that this is correct. It also doesn't hold for people in high risk categories. For example, if we accept the estimate that 1.5 percent of gay men are HIV positive, this means that out of every 10,000, an average of 150 are infected. An HIV test will almost surely pick up on all 150, and out of the remaining 9,850 uninfected men, one will incorrectly be labeled positive. This means that only one out of 151 gay men will be falsely diagnosed as having HIV. A false positive is thus still possible but much more unlikely.

When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.

What good is it if I talk in flowers while you're thinking in pastry?

Sunday, 17 June 2012

PROSTATE CANCER AND MEN AT WAR


Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.

Age greater than 60

African American

Smoking

All of the above

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Identification of risk factors associated with prostate cancer is a positive step in the prevention of this disease.

Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires - disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.

Ultimately, the first success is an early identification of prostate cancer, allowing for earlier treatment and a greater variety of treatment options.

He who knows the darkness shall learn to live in the light.

Prostate screening has been controversial in the medical community, who has recently questioned the cost effectiveness, quality, and safety of the procedure. Clinicians have come to rely on prostate examinations and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) laboratory tests to catch the disease in its early stages in men 50 and over as part of a regular check-up. An above normal PSA level can signal prostate cancer, but could also rise for less serious reasons such as an enlarged prostate, a prostate infection, after having sex or riding a bicycle.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) made a final recommendation recently against using the PSA test screening for healthy men, asserting that there is "moderate or high certainty that the service has no benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits." The USPSTF says there is little, if any, evidence that PSA testing saves lives and that too many men instead suffer from impotence, incontinence, heart attacks, and occasionally death from treatment of tiny tumors that would never kill them. The Prostate Cancer Foundation and the American Urological Association are refuting the USPSTF recommendations and the recent clinical studies still citing the health benefits to obtaining the tests.

When an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him.

Patients should have detailed conversations with their healthcare providers to discuss the pros and cons of obtaining a diagnostic tests when considering screening for Prostate Cancer taking in account your personal risk factors for the disease.

Often sound advice turns out to be totally wrong. Sometimes things turn out in such a way that only a fool would predict. Which is why fools, too, have their place in analysis and debate.

THE UNEXPLAINED IS NOT INEXPLICABLE.


The meaning of the unknown is what we choose to ignore.

Only if we have been in the deepest valley, can we ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.

FAT OR FITNESS? HOW MUCH EXERCISE....

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.

Before you make a decision on how much exercise you need, you should have a good idea of your exercise goal or goals: Are you exercising for physical fitness, weight control, or as a way of keeping your stress levels low.

"How much exercise is enough for what?," asks David Bassett, Jr., PhD, a professor in the department of exercise, sport, and leisure studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

For general health benefits, a routine of daily walking may be sufficient, says Susan Joy, MD, director of the Women's Sports Health Program at the Cleveland Clinic.

If your goal is more specific — say, to lower your blood pressure, improve your cardiovascular fitness, or lose weight — you'll need either more exercise or a higher intensity of exercise. So figure out your goals first, then determine what type of exercise will help you meet them and how much of that particular exercise you'll need to do.

Current Exercise Guidelines for Americans

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone needs two types of physical activity each week: aerobics and muscle-strengthening activities.

Aerobic activity involves repetitive use of the large muscles to temporarily increase heart rate and respiration. When repeated regularly, aerobic activity improves cardio-respiratory fitness. Running, brisk walking, swimming, and cycling are all forms of aerobic activity.

Muscle-strengthening activities are designed to work one or more muscle groups. All of the major muscle groups — legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms — should be worked on two or more days each week. Lifting weights, working with resistance bands, and doing pushups are all are forms of muscle-strengthening activities.

Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities. If activity is more vigorous in intensity, 75 minutes a week may be enough. For even greater health benefits, though, more activity is better: 300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity, or a mix of the two.

It's best to be active throughout the week, rather than concentrating all of your physical activity in one day. That means 30 to 60 minutes of exercise, five days a week. You can break it up into even smaller chunks: three brief periods of physical activity a day, for example. In order for it to be effective in improving health and fitness, you need to be sure to sustain the activity for at least 10 minutes at a time.

Exercise: What You Need to Lose or Maintain Weight

A combination of dieting and exercise is more effective for weight loss than dieting alone. To lose weight, 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity on most days is recommended. Physical activity is also important to maintain weight loss. Moderate intensity physical activity for 60 to 90 minutes on most days will help maintain weight loss. Of course, a healthful, low-calorie diet is also important for both losing and maintaining weight. The amount of exercise you need for weight loss or weight control depends on what you eat, as well as on the type of exercise you choose.

Know what you want to achieve, and then you can answer the question: How much exercise is enough?

You cannot win a game of tug-o-war by merely standing firm.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ARE THEY REALLY WHAT WE THINK?

What I believe in with the perception of people is before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticise them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes. You clearly would have exactly their tribulations and triumphs ere the results you criticise.

If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people-a people-who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilisation.

I couldn't criticise the biblical heroics for that I was bred to believe and I found no wrong sharing it, I mean talking about the commandments. Show me the LIGHT if I accidentally flick mine off, to err is human.

First Amendment battles continue to rage across the US over the posting of the Ten Commandments in public places courthouses, schools, parks, and pretty much anywhere else you can imagine. Christians argue that they're a part of our Western heritage that should be displayed as ubiquitously as traffic signs. Congressman Bob Barr hilariously suggested that the Columbine massacre wouldn't have happened if the Ten Commandments (also called the Decalogue) had been posted in the high school, and some government officials have directly, purposely disobeyed court rulings against the display of these ten directives supposedly handed down from on high.

There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist.

Every Decalogue you see — from the 5,000-pound granite behemoth inside the Alabama State Judicial Building to the little wallet-cards sold at Christian bookstores — is bogus. Simply reading the Bible will prove this. Getting out your King James version, turn to Exodus 20:2-17. You'll see the familiar list of rules about having no other gods, honoring your parents, not killing or coveting, and so on. At this point, though, Moses is just repeating to the people what God told him on Mount Si'nai. These are not written down in any form.

God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere.

Later, Moses goes back to the Mount, where God gives him two "tables of stone" with rules written on them (Exodus 31:18). But when Moses comes down the mountain lugging his load, he sees the people worshipping a statue of a calf, causing him to throw a tantrum and smash the tablets on the ground (Exodus 32:19).
In neither of these cases does the Bible refer to "commandments." In the first instance, they are "words" which "God spake," while the tablets contain "testimony." It is only when Moses goes back for new tablets that we see the phrase "ten commandments" (Exodus 34:28). In an interesting turn of events, the commandments on these tablets are significantly different than the ten rules Moses recited for the people, meaning that either Moses' memory is faulty or God changed his mind.

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.

Thus, without further ado, we present to you the real "Ten Commandments" as handed down by the LORD unto Moses (and plainly listed in Exodus 34:13-28). We eagerly await all the new Decalogues, which will undoubtedly contain this correct version:
I. Thou shalt worship no other god.
II. Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.
III.. The feast of unleavened bread thou shalt keep
IV. Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest.
V. Thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.
VI. Thrice In the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord God.
VII. Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven.
VIII. Neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.
IX. The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. X. Thou shalt not seethe a kid [ie, a young goat] in his mother's milk.

If you are not as close to God as you used to be, who moved?

Protestantism has the method of Jesus with His secret too much left out of mind; Catholicism has His secret with His method too much left out of mind; neither has His unerring balance, His intuition, His sweet reasonableness. But both have hold of a great truth, and get from it a great power.

Friday, 15 June 2012

LIVING WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER (MOOD CHANGES)

Bipolar disorder is an illness that causes extreme mood changes from manic episodes of very high energy to the extreme lows of depression. It is also called manic-depressive disorder.

Your integrity is more precious than your life.

This illness can cause behavior so extreme that you cannot function at work, in family or social situations, or in relationships with others. Some people with bipolar disorder become suicidal.

Having this disorder can make you feel helpless and hopeless. But you are not alone. Talking with others who suffer from it may help you learn that there is hope for a better life. And treatment can help you get back in control.

Family members often feel helpless when a loved one is depressed or manic. If your loved one has bipolar disorder, you may want to get counseling for yourself. Therapy can also help a child who has a bipolar parent.

If you want it to happen, you must make it happen. If you let it happen, you won't like what happened

The cause of bipolar disorder is not completely understood. We know that it runs in families. It may also be affected by your living environment or family situation. One possible cause is an imbalance of chemicals in the brain.

Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?

The symptoms depend on your mood swings. In a manic episode, you may feel very happy, energetic, or on edge. You may feel like you need very little sleep. You may feel overly self-confident. Some people spend a lot of money or get involved in dangerous activities when they are manic.

After a manic episode, you may return to normal, or your mood may swing in the opposite direction to feelings of sadness, depression, and hopelessness. When you are depressed, you may have trouble thinking and making decisions. You may have memory problems. You may lose interest in things you have enjoyed in the past. You may also have thoughts about killing yourself.

The mood swings of bipolar disorder can be mild or extreme. They may come on slowly over several days or weeks or suddenly over a few minutes or hours. The mood swings may last for a few hours or for several months.

In order to live a fully human life we require not only control of our bodies (though control is a prerequisite); we must touch the unity and resonance of our physicality, our bond with the natural order, the corporeal grounds of our intelligence.

Bipolar disorder is hard to diagnose. There are no lab tests for it. Instead, your doctor or therapist will ask detailed questions about what kind of symptoms you have and how long they last. To be diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, you must have had a manic episode lasting at least a week (less if you had to be hospitalized). During this time, you must have had three or more symptoms of mania, such as needing less sleep, being more talkative, behaving wildly or irresponsibly in activities that could have serious outcomes, or feeling as if your thoughts are racing. In bipolar II disorder, the manic episode may be less severe and shorter.

Your urine and blood may be tested to rule out other problems that could be causing your symptoms.

The sooner bipolar disorder is identified and treated, the better your chances of getting it under control. One of the most important parts of dealing with a manic episode is recognizing the early warning signs so that you can start treatment early with medicine that is especially for manic phases.

Many medicines are used to treat bipolar disorder. You may need to try several before you find the right combination that works for you.

Most people with bipolar disorder need to take a medicine called a mood stabilizer every day.
Medicines called antipsychotics can help get a manic phase under control.
Antidepressants are used carefully for episodes of depression, because they cause some people to move into a manic phase.
People often have to try several different medicines before finding what works for them. Regular checkups are important so that your doctor can tell if your treatment is working.

Counseling for you and your family is also an important treatment. It can help you cope with some of the work and relationship issues that your illness may cause.

Charting your mood is one way you can start to see your patterns and symptoms. Keep a notebook of your feelings and what brought them on. If you learn what triggers your mood swings, you may be able to avoid them sometimes.

People often stop taking their medicines during a manic phase because they feel good. But this is a mistake. You must take your medicines regularly, even if you are feeling better.

Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

PIMPLES: IS IT DANGEROUS TO POP ZITS?

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.

“Didn’t your mother tell you not to pick at your face?”

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

IS IT DANGEROUS TO PERFORM COLONIC IRRIGATION ON YOURSELF? ENEMA?


I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Colonic irrigation claims to help indigestion and yeast infections, control blood pressure, restore pH balance, reduce bad odors, clear colon blockage, induce proper blood clotting, stimulate production of white blood cells, help prevent gallstone production, clean the colon of parasites, help loss of concentration, and aid lung congestion, sinus congestion, skin problems, and nail fungus.

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

Not a bad day’s work, but not exactly proven, and yes, potentially dangerous.

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

Colonic irrigation (CI) is a procedure in which very large quantities of liquids are infused into the large intestine, or the colon, via the rectum through a tube. The purpose is to detoxify the body through the removal of accumulated waste from the colon. This may involve the use of twenty or more gallons of liquid. Liquids used in colonics may contain coffee, herbs, enzymes, or wheatgrass.

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

The machines used for colon therapy are illegal unless used during conventional medical treatment. Colon therapy also can be dangerous. Complications include bowel perforation, heart failure from excessive fluid absorption, electrolyte imbalance, and several outbreaks of serious infections. One case linked to contaminated equipment caused amebiasis, a parasitic infection, in thirty-six people.

All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one...characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.

CAN WE EVER RUN OUT OF SPERM?


As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.

Talk about the fountain of a man eroding into a drought, what a nightmare. The well running dry. Could it be possible? The answer is no, but there is some bad news.

The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.

A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have, but a man’s supply of sperm is renewed throughout his life.

Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.

Sperm for ever, even beyond a century, this sounds great, but researchers have found that men over thirty-five have more abnormalities in sperm movement and sperm with more seriously damaged DNA than younger men.

It also has been found that over time, average sperm counts have been decreasing. The World Health Organization guidelines say a normal sperm count consists of twenty million sperm per ejaculate, with 50 percent motility and 60 percent normal morphology. This is different than twenty-five years ago when the normal count was near one hundred million.

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. Do not be intimidated by a smart person. It is easier to debate a smart person than to argue with an idiot. The bottomless well still deserves your respect.


DOES CIRCUMCISION LESSEN THE FUN OF SEX?


The debate over circumcision has been going back and forth for years.

Get back to my earlier post on circumcision, plough through it and remember these posts will always touch someone delicately, however my objective is to be able to share and reach others who care and choose to help others, for we are only here today, tomorrow may not be yours or mine.

DOES MASTURBATION CAUSE STUTTERING, BLINDNESS, OR HAIRY PALMS?

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

MORE DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE

Children are at greater risk for heart disease now than they were a decade ago. A study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compared data from 1999 with data from 2008. The CDC found that 23% of teens are at risk for diabetes, up from 9% in 1999. About 35% of teens are overweight or obese. About 15% have blood pressure that is higher than normal. By 2008, 43% of teens had at least one risk factor for heart disease. The study included information from 3,383 adolescents, ages 12 through 19. Results appeared in the May 21 issue of the journal Pediatrics. The Associated Press wrote about the study.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

One in four adolescents is on the path to diabetes.

Ten years ago, that number was one in ten.

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a national survey of data about health and nutrition from thousands of people. Specifically, they looked at data about adolescents from 1999-2008. They were interested in knowing how many adolescents had one or more of the major risk factors for cardiovascular heart disease (CVD). The risk factors were:

Hypertension (high blood pressure) or pre-hypertension (a blood pressure close to high)
High or borderline high LDL (low density lipoprotein cholesterol, also called "bad" cholesterol)
Diabetes or pre-diabetes.
They also looked at rates of overweight and obesity, to see whether being overweight or obese increased the risk of having these risk factors and they looked at trends over the nine year period.

Heres what they found:

Rates of overweight (roughly 15%) and obesity (roughly 20%), while high, remained stable over the time period
About 15% were hypertensive or pre-hypertensive; this also remained stable
About 20% had high or borderline-high LDL values, which also did not increase over the time period
Diabetes or pre-diabetes increased markedly: from 9% in 1999 to 23% in 2007-2008
Being overweight definitely plays a role. About 60% of obese adolescents and 50% of overweight ones had at least one risk factor for CVD. But overweight is not the only risk factor37% of normal-weight adolescents had at least one risk factor. And because rates of obesity and overweight did not increase over the years, overweight cannot be the entire explanation for the increases in diabetes and pre-diabetes.

It may be that unhealthy lifestyle lack of exercise and poor diet is driving the increase in diabetes, even before it affects weight. It may also be that the body mass index (BMI), which is a calculation done using height and weight, may not always be the best measurement to look for risk of heart disease. More and more, researchers are suggesting that measuring waist circumference is important, because unhealthy fat tends to be stored there.

But whatever the explanation for the data, it is scary data with huge implications for the future health of our youth.

This study makes it very clear that we need to make some changes. If you are a parent, here are some must do's:

Know your child's BMI and whether it's healthy or not. The CDC has a great BMI calculator.

Know your child's blood pressure and whether it's healthy or not. Normal values depend on age, gender, and height. Blood pressure should be taken yearly at checkups.

Talk to your doctor about checking your child's cholesterol and diabetes. Routine screening of cholesterol levels is recommended at ages 9-11 and again at 17-21. Testing for diabetes is recommended for all overweight and obese children.

Get your child moving! An hour a day of active exercise (active play is totally fine) is recommended.
Give your child a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low fat meat and dairy.
All of us, parents or not, need to do everything we can to make healthy foods and exercise opportunities available to all adults and children. Each one of us can and should help.

This study suggests that in the future we will have more diabetes and heart disease. The future of our children is looking grim; this may very well be the generation that dies before their parents. We need to take this study and the other studies that have been saying the same thing very seriously, and take action.

Lives are at stake.

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

Monday, 11 June 2012

WHEN AND WHEN NOT TO ASPIRIN

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!

Experts agree that if you survive a heart attack or a clot caused (ischemic) stroke, you should take low dose aspirin. This holds true unless you have an aspirin allergy. In most cases, it also holds true if you have known blockages in the arteries that feed your heart or brain.

But what if you haven't been diagnosed with heart disease or had a stroke? Can an aspirin a day help you, too?

Aspirin reduces the risk of having a heart attack or ischemic stroke. It does this by making platelets in blood less likely to form clots. How much it can help depends on your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Aspirin helps a lot if you have already had a heart attack or stroke or if you have partial blockages in your arteries. But if neither of these applies to you, it actually helps very little.

If aspirin had no side effects, then it wouldn't matter whether your risk of heart attack or ischemic stroke was high or low. But we know that is not the case. Even low dose aspirin can cause serious problems. A low dose is generally defined as less than 325 milligrams of aspirin (one regular-strength tablet) daily.

Low dose aspirin can upset the stomach and contribute to the formation of ulcers. The most worrisome side effect is major bleeding. This mainly takes the form of bleeding from the stomach or intestines or bleeding into the brain (called a hemorrhagic stroke).

A new study strongly supports what we have known. Study results appear in the June 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers suggest that the prior studies have actually:

Underestimated the risk of major bleeding from low dose aspirin
Overestimated the ability of aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes
Another important finding in this study pertains to the benefits and risks of low dose aspirin in people with diabetes. Their baseline risk of major bleeding was found to be 36% higher than that of the general population, whether or not they used aspirin.

So aspirin did not cause people with diabetes to bleed any more than they would if they did not take aspirin. That's good. But wait. Aspirin also did not protect them from strokes and heart attacks as well as it did in the general population. The risks were lower, but so were the benefits.

You would think it's simple to decide about daily low dose aspirin. And for people who have been diagnosed with coronary artery or other blood vessel disease, it is simple. Take a baby aspirin (81 milligrams) daily unless you are allergic.

For everyone else, it gets a bit complicated.

If your heart and arteries are in good shape, consider your heart and blood vessel risk factors. Do you:

Smoke?
Have high blood pressure?
Have a high LDL (bad) cholesterol level?
Have family members with coronary artery disease that started before age 60?

If you answered no to all of the above, you would not take aspirin simply to prevent a heart attack or stroke. However, aspirin may have other benefits. For example, people who take aspirin appear to have a decreased risk of developing cancer, especially colon cancer.

What if you do have one or more of the heart risk factors? Your benefit score goes up with each risk factor you have. If the risk of major bleeding is the same for everyone, your benefit to risk ratio might favour low dose aspirin.

Until recently, daily aspirin was recommended for everyone with diabetes. Now your decision about taking an aspirin is similar to everyone else's. Aspirin is less effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes in people with diabetes. Scientists aren't sure why. Possible reasons include:

Decreased anti-clotting effects of aspirin
Increased platelet turnover in diabetics, therefore increasing the percentage of young, very sticky platelets that would be more aspirin resistant
High blood sugar levels pushing sugar into platelets, which changes how they are affected by aspirin


There will be no simple answer for many of us to the question of "if and when" we should take daily low-dose aspirin. But for people with heart or blood vessel disease or more than two heart risk factors, aspirin benefit will almost always outweigh risk.

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.

IT TAKES FIVE TO HELP LOSE WEIGHT

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential...these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

While some people view the pursuit of health goals as an individual process, many people’s success depends on the support of their loved ones. In order to help a family member, friend or significant other lose weight, Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at California State University in Los Angeles, offers the following tips:


Get on Board:
Words of encouragement and emotional support can definitely help a loved one pursue their goal to lose weight; however, sometimes actions speak louder than words: “Offer to watch children so a new mom can run, or perhaps when it is gift giving time provide gifts that facilitate activity such as running shoes, or a piece of sports equipment.”

Respect Boundaries:
Keep your advice to yourself: Dr. Durvasula says that many families “don’t respect boundaries, they offer unsolicited advice and even criticism.” Saying something like “Why even bother,” “can undercut someone who is trying to make real changes.”

Help on the Food Front:
Dr. Durvasula recommends keeping an open mind when it comes to trying healthier food options, and “when the junk food purge takes place, offer to throw some stuff out too.” Also, favorite foods are often difficult to deal with for people trying to lose weight; don’t act as an enabler by bringing home “things the person loves but struggles with.”

Don’t Live in the Past:
“Never point out past failures. They’ve probably already done it to themselves.”

Find New Activities:
If your family’s activities revolve mainly around food, branch out and find activities that involve exercise, such as hiking. Not only will you be supporting your loved one, you may also discover a new hobby!
“The biggest barrier to making any healthy behavior change is environment,” says Dr. Durvasula, “and environment is largely made up of people. Family is a unique group because the history can make their words and actions even more powerful…the person who wants to make the changes can’t be too heavy handed and just come in and throw out all the goodies, it’s a process, and the more respectful it is from both sides, the more likely it is to succeed.”

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

THINK OBESITY, MIND OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN

As a parent. Act, don't react!

Having an overweight child can be a challenge for any parent. You want your child to be healthy and happy. Not only is being overweight bad for your child’s physical health, but it can take a toll on their emotional health as well. Overweight children can suffer from diseases that were once thought to be adult diseases. Children are now being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

For the health and happiness of your child you want to find a way to instill positive discipline in them. It is important that you teach them how to make good decisions so that they can make good food and lifestyle choices on their own and not be saddled with being overweight for the rest of their lives. There are positive steps you can take to help your child make good decisions each day and take steps towards becoming a healthier child and eventually a healthy and fit adult.

Discipline Yourself

The first step you can take is to lead by example. If you are filling your plate with vegetables and fruits at every meal then your children will be doing the same thing. You should eat healthy meals and snacks and your children will do what they see you doing. Keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with healthy snacks. Your children cannot eat junk food if it isn’t in the house. When your children see you snacking on carrot sticks and nuts, then they will copy that behavior.

Find another Way

Junk food tastes good and can be fun. Children do not eat foods that are unhealthy because they hate them. Unfortunately if you are too strict and never let your children have any treats, they will probably rebel and just sneak it behind your back. The key is moderation and finding healthier ways to include their favourite foods. Most foods have healthier alternatives that can easily be fit into a healthy lifestyle. Burgers and fries are a prime example. You can have this meal in a healthy way if you make it yourself and avoid the drive through.

A burger and fries can be an enjoyable meal that is healthy too. Make your family burger patties made of either lean ground beef or ground turkey. Put those burgers on a high fiber bun and use lower calorie condiments such as mustard, ketchup or even bbq sauce. If you want cheese use a light sprinkling of shredded cheese so you can get the flavor with fewer calories. You can skin and slice potatoes, toss them in olive oil and kosher salt and then bake for a healthy alternative to French fries. The best way to get kids eating healthy foods is to have them help you prepare them. They will feel more involved and will be more likely to eat them.

Get Out and Get Moving

Your children should see you exercising on a regular basis, but it should not stop there. You need to find ways to get them up and moving every day. One way to do this is to limit how much time they can spend watching television or using the computer for non school activities. This will encourage your children to spend their time in physical play instead of sitting in front of a screen. Buy your children a bicycle, scooter or sports equipment instead of video games. Allow your children to choose only their favorite television shows and limit their television viewing to only those shows.

The next step is to get them moving. One of the best ways to do this is to play with them. When you can you should get out with your kids and play tag or go for a bike ride. You can try different activities as a family until you find something that your child really enjoys. You may also want to get your children involved in sports or other physical activities. If being on a baseball team does not thrill your child, you can always try gymnastics, swimming or martial arts.

Finding an activity that your child really loves will go a long way in helping them stick to exercising. Forcing them into activities they do not enjoy will probably not lead to lifelong healthy habits because they will quit as soon as they can. But, if you find some they are excited about doing, they will be excited to exercise. Children who love exercise are more likely to turn into adults who love to exercise.

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

FIGHTING OBESITY IN A BIG CITY.

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.

When it comes to beverages, you can't do much worse than soda and other sugary drinks. Some experts think sugar-sweetened drinks are a major reason for the obesity epidemic in the United States. They also have been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease and stroke.

As part of his battle against obesity in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban the sale of extra-large sodas and other sugary drinks. The ban would apply to restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and street carts. The maximum size for these drinks would be 16 ounces. The city's Board of Health must vote on the proposal. Approval is likely.

Is this good policy or government limiting our individual rights? We could debate this question forever. In my opinion, Bloomberg's heart is in the right place. He is trying to do something to curb the rise in obesity.

But this particular law, if it passes, won't make a difference. A person who wants to drink more soda will just buy two smaller drinks rather than one extra-large drink. And this mandate does not apply to grocery or convenience stores.

A study done by Harvard researchers suggests an option that doesn't involve government. You make the personal choice to drink water over sugary drinks.

The researchers collected information from 82,902 female nurses about their health and diets. At the start of the study, none of them had type 2 diabetes. In the next 12 years, 2,718 women developed the disease. The results of the study were published in the June issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers estimated that drinking a daily glass of plain water instead of a sugary drink was linked with a 7% decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. A glass was defined as 8 to 12 ounces. Fruit juices were not a good substitute for soda. They led to a similar risk of type 2 diabetes compared with plain water.

Even if you are not worried about type 2 diabetes, limiting sugary drinks is a great idea. It can help you to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

Soft drinks have a lot of sugar and a lot of calories. A 12-ounce can of the most popular sodas contains sweeteners equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories.

That may not seem like a big deal, but these calories add up. For example, if you drink 2 cans of cola each day instead of plain water or diet soft drinks, the calories could lead to a weight gain of more than 2 pounds in a month. In the course of a year, that might mean a weight gain of more than 20 pounds.

Substitute at least one glass of plain water daily instead of having a sweetened soft drink or fruit juice. If you are tired of plain water, try flavored calorie-free water.

Another strategy is to dilute your fruit juice if you drink more than a couple of glasses per day. For example, fill each glass with one-half orange juice and one-half water. After you get used to that, try just one-quarter juice and three-quarters water.

Diet drinks are another option. But there is some concern that having diet drinks instead of sweetened ones might not avoid weight gain. Why artificially sweetened drinks without any calories would act this way is unclear.

By the way, just drinking more water and not reducing your amount of sugary drinks doesn't work. In this study, women who drank a large amount of water had the same diabetes risk as those drinking less water.

The 16-ounce limit in New York City won't gain any traction around the country. It is a token gesture. However, we do need to find some way to reward people who choose healthier foods and avoid obesity. The challenge is to create a fair system to accomplish this goal.

Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowded with grand possibilities.

OUR OBSESSIVE BEHAVIOUR

When a man dies, what does not leave him? The voice of a dead man goes into fire, his breath into wind, his eyes into the sun, his mind into the moon, his hearing into the quarters of heaven, his body into the land cheerfully (earth), his spirit into space

We all have our quirks, but obsessive behaviour can be an indicator of an anxiety disorder called obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Nature of Anxiety

Everyone has his or her own way of doing things. Sometimes, we're even pretty insistent about them being done a certain way. A little anxiety is normal, even a lot of anxiety is normal. But normal anxiety is not debilitating. And having to do things in just the right way for fear of something bad happening isn't an average quirk or being particular, it's anxiety that needs to be managed.

"When I hear somebody feels anxiety, I don't immediately say, that's a condition. In order [for it] to be a condition, I have to hear evidence that there is some sort of significant disability associated with it," says Charles Goodstein, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Goodstein notes that while there are a number of different anxiety disorders, including OCD, there often aren't clear cut lines between them. "They represent not different conditions, but variants on a certain condition often found in conjunction with each other. The basis of all of them is, in effect, an inability for whatever reason to cope with what, in fact, is part of being a human being, anxiety," says Goodstein.

OCD: The Symptoms

OCD affects more people, and symptoms most often appear before age 30. People with OCD have obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors (extreme routines or things that they "have" to do), or both.

Symptoms of OCD include:

Thinking that your actions or thoughts will cause harm to yourself or someone else
Extreme need for a certain order of things
Excessively thinking about germs and illness
Going over and over the same things in your head
Repetitive behaviors
Constantly needing to touch or rearrange objects
Compulsive hand washing or housecleaning
Compulsively checking (up to hundreds of times a day) things like alarms, locked doors, and unplugged fixtures
Inability to throw away items there is no reason to keep.

OCD: The Causes

It's not really understood what causes OCD. It may be related to Tourette syndrome, because as many as 20 percent of people who have OCD also suffer from tics, a common symptom of Tourette. It is often related to eating disorders and other anxiety disorders, and a family history of OCD may increase the risk. OCD may also be caused by an abnormality in the brain or as a result of injury or illness to the brain.

OCD: Diagnosis and Treatment

A physical and a psychiatric evaluation can eliminate other physical and mental illnesses, and help to diagnose OCD.

Treatment often starts with antidepressant medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Other types of antidepressants may be prescribed as well, but their side effects can be difficult to deal with. In addition, behavioral therapy and psychotherapy may be used to manage OCD. Behavioral therapy can teach people with OCD to face their fears and manage them without compulsive behaviors, as well as learn to control those obsessive thoughts. Psychotherapy can help relieve and manage the anxiety that leads to the OCD thoughts and behaviors.

If you have OCD, it can affect work, relationships, and your entire life as the obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors begin controlling you and taking over. You may recognize that your thoughts and behavior are extreme, but just don't know how to stop it, and are controlled by your anxiety. But OCD can be successfully managed once you seek out and receive treatment for it.

It isn't sufficient just to want -- you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

TIPS ON SELECTING SUPPLEMENTS

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.

There are many factors to consider when choosing a supplement. Before choosing a product, consider the list below of do’s and don’ts.

It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.

Do’s
• Research your options—consult with your pharmacist or health care provider and find out as much as you can about the products you are considering. In particular ask if there are any possible interactions with medications or side effects.
• When buying a multivitamin, look for one that contains a complete array of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in one formula. This will keep the amount of pills you take to a minimum and will also be easier on your budget. Depending on your diet and needs, you may still need to take additional vitamin C, E, and cal- cium as it is difficult to fit all of these nutrients into one tablet.
• Buy from a reputable manufacturer. Ask your pharmacist or health food store ad- viser for a recommendation.
• Remember it may take four to six weeks or longer to notice benefits, and some supplements that are taken for prevention may not offer benefits that you can feel.
• If you are pregnant, nursing a baby, or have a chronic medical condition, be sure to
consult a nutrition specialist before purchasing or taking any supplements.
• Read the labels carefully. Look for an expiration date and make sure the product is
in good date. If there is no expiration date on the label, don’t buy it.
• If you have questions about a certain brand, call the manufacturer and ask your questions.

The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.

Don’ts
• Don’t take supplements with sugar, starch, corn, wheat, iron, dairy, salt, artificial flavourings and colourings (dyes), and preservatives. These are unnecessary ingredients that can cause allergic reactions in some people.
• Don’t choose a supplement based on price. Some vitamins are more expensive due to company marketing and advertising costs and are not necessarily made with better
ingredients.
• Don’t continue to take a supplement if you have a bad reaction, such as prolonged upset stomach or rash.
• Don’t stop taking a prescribed drug or substitute a supplement for a prescribed drug unless under the advice and supervision of your health care provider.
• Don’t take a higher dosage of a product than is recommended on the label unless advised to do so by your health care provider.

The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.

It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse. Only do it when needed to live satisfactorily.

DOES SWEAT STINK AND STAIN?


We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.

Have you ever used the expression “sweat like a pig”? Think again. Pigs don’t sweat. Pigs don’t have sweat glands, which explains why they have to wallow in puddles and mud to cool off.

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they need to, when all they need is one reason why they can.

Humans routinely sweat as a way of eliminating excess heat and maintaining a normal body temperature. The average person has 2.6 million sweat glands distributed over the entire body except for the lips, nipples, and external genitalia.

Creative power, is that receptive attitude of expectancy which makes a mold into which the plastic and as yet undifferentiated substance can flow and take the desired form.

There are two different types of sweat glands, eccrine and apocrine. These glands are different in size and produce different kinds of sweat. Eccrine glands are located all over the body. Apocrine glands are different because they are found mostly in the armpits and groin. They are larger and open into hair follicles.

Though sweat is mostly water, it is the small amount of protein and fatty acids in the apocrine sweat glands that gives armpit sweat that wonderful milky or yellow color. It is also what causes it to stain.

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

Sweat itself is odourless whether it comes from the armpits or other areas of the body.

The funk begins when sweat mixes with bacteria that occur naturally on the surface of the skin. This distinctive odor is called bromhidrosis foul smelling sweat.

The work begins when we believe in prevention rather than cure and regular cleansing sounds armoury for general answers.

Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear. Many are weak helplessly when bearing other's stingy stinky sweaty odour.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

CAN YOU LOSE A TAMPON INSIDE YOUR BODY IF THE STRING COMES OFF?

There is something about going to sea. A little bit of discipline, self-discipline and humility are required.

This is a surprisingly frequent question, and often a reason women find themselves in the emergency room. Patients often come in either because they cannot remove the tampon or because it has disappeared and they don’t seem to know where it went.

There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.

Time for another anatomy lesson. The vagina is a potential space, not a hole or cavity inside the body. The walls of the vagina are normally in contact with each other unless something is inserted between them.

The General Order is always to maneuver in a body and on the attack; to maintain strict but not pettifogging discipline; to keep the troops constantly at the ready; to employ the utmost vigilance on sentry go; to use the bayonet on every possible occasion; and to follow up the enemy remorselessly until he is utterly destroyed.

When something enters the vagina, the body makes room for it. At the end of this potential space is the cervix. Therefore, there is no place for the tampon to go. It cannot be lost inside that small area and you should be able to remove it, or it can be easily removed by any doctor.

Often we find nothing inside, and that means you probably forgot you removed it. Leaving a tampon inside too long can put you at risk for a serious infection, so don’t be embarrassed to ask for help.

The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.

WHY DO MEN WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WITH AN ERECTION?

What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.

You must be referring to nocturnal tumescence!

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

Or do you mean Private Willie Is Playing Reveille, or perhaps Morning Glory? There are many names for this morning starter, but only one good explanation for its presence.

He who knows the darkness shall learn to live in the light. For I always say we dream what we think but the fact is we will always be human with the way our dreams are interpreted, wishing some to happen and preferring to forget others before dawn. Who so regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.

These erections are experienced in the REM (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep. REM sleep is more frequent just before waking up.

To endure is the first thing that a man ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.

Erections can also happen at other times without any stimulus. There is no scientific reason why these spontaneous erections always seem to happen in the most embarrassing places (parties, holidays, movies, weddings, funerals).

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. A man shall remain the boy, the boy shall be the father of a man and the willie will be his ammunition. All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us and the early bird catches the worm.

WHY ARE YAWNS CONTAGIOUS?

Art for art's sake? I should think so, and more so than ever at the present time. It is the one orderly product which our middling race has produced. It is the cry of a thousand sentinels, the echo from a thousand labyrinths, it is the lighthouse which cannot be hidden...it is the best evidence we can have of our dignity.

Here are several things we can be thankful are not contagious:

drooling
nosebleeds
itching
seizures
farting

That said, there are several theories for what causes yawns and why they are contagious. It was originally thought that people yawned to get more oxygen, but this appears not to be true.

The most common theory is behavioral. In an article examining contagious yawns, Dr. Steven M. Platek and others state, “Contagious yawning may be associated with empathic aspects of mental state attribution and are negatively affected by increases in schizotypal personality traits much like other self-processing related tasks.”

Huh? I find myself yawning right now.
What they mean is that people are unconsciously imitating others when they yawn. Humans are not the only species that yawn. Yawning is seen in many animals, including cats, fish, and birds, although we don’t know what a yawning fish looks like either.

There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

THE BACKLASH OF EXERCISE

For some healthy people, exercise may actually increase heart risk, according to a paper published this week in the journal PLoS One.

The review of six previous studies on exercise found that working out worsened at least one measure of heart risk — blood pressure, insulin level or levels of HDL cholesterol or triglycerides — for about 10% of people. About 7% of people declined on at least two measures.

The lead author of the paper, Claude Bouchard, a professor of genetics and nutrition at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, told the New York Times that the finding was “bizarre.”


At the same time, the data, involving 1,687 people, showed that about 10% of people saw outsized gains in at least one measure of heart disease risk — some patients improved 20% to 50%. For other participants, exercise-related rewards ran the gamut, from none to some to significant benefits.

One of the authors of the study was on the committee that provided the scientific evidence underlying the government’s official exercise guidelines for Americans, which recommend at least 150 minutes per week of moderate activity.

The implication here is that the government’s physical activity guidelines are based on rather weak scientific data. The Times’ Gina Kolata writes:

The problem with studies of exercise and health, researchers point out, is that while they often measure things like blood pressure or insulin levels, they do not follow people long enough to see if improvements translate into fewer heart attacks or longer lives. Instead, researchers infer that such changes lead to better outcomes — something that may or may not be true.

Some critics have noted that there is no indication that those who had what Dr. Bouchard is calling an adverse response to exercise actually had more heart attacks or other bad health outcomes. But Dr. Bouchard said if people wanted to use changes in risk factors to infer that those who exercise are healthier, they could not then turn around and say there is no evidence of harm when the risk factor changes go in the wrong direction.

Still, the findings are no excuse not to exercise. For one thing, it’s still not clear why some people had adverse responses to working out. The results couldn’t be explained by how fit participants were (or later became), how strenuously they exercised, whether they were taking medications for blood pressure or cholesterol, or their age, race or gender. “I suspect the most important explanation here will be genomics,” Bouchard told the Boston Globe.

Researchers said it’s important to figure out who will benefit from exercise and who won’t, if we want to able to prescribe exercise individually for better health. “Identifying the predictors of such unwarranted responses and how to prevent them will provide the foundation for personalized exercise prescription,” they wrote.

But for healthy people, experts agree that exercise is a benefit overall. It improves mood, makes you stronger and preserves physical fitness as you age.

So, for now, the authors recommend that people continue exercising as before. If you’ve been sedentary and are starting a new exercise regimen, however, it would be a good idea to check in regularly with your physician to monitor measures of heart health.


Monday, 4 June 2012

WHAT CAUSES MORNING BREATH?

It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.

In Australia, the “poo fairy” comes at night to take a dump in your mouth. In England, they say a long night at the pub leaves your breath “tasting like the vulture’s dinner.” And a Scottish friend with a new Hawaiian bride reports that a late-night fridge-binge of haggis and poi will leave you with the worst morning breath of your life.
So, given all these tales, we should probably start with the anaerobic bacteria, the xerostomia (a fancy word for dry mouth), or the volatile sulfur compounds (which are actually waste products from the bacteria). All these combine to give you that wonderful get-up-in-the- morning feeling of garbage mouth.
Other things also contribute to this oral smorgasbord: medications, alcohol, sugar, smoking, caffeine, and dairy products.

Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?

But don’t run off and have your tongue sandblasted; there are simple things that you can do to fight morning breath. Brush regularly (don’t forget the tongue), floss, and drink plenty of water.

Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.

WHY DO WOMEN CRAVE CHOCOLATE DURING THEIR PERIODS?


The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential...these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

There is little scientific support for a link between food cravings and the menstrual cycle. There have been suggestions that chocolate cravings during menstruation are related to a deficiency of magnesium or are linked to carbohydrate consumption to self-medicate depression, but no strong evidence has been found to prove either one.

Nothing is as difficult as to achieve results in this world if one is filled full of great tolerance and the milk of human kindness. The person who achieves must generally be a one-idea individual, concentrated entirely on that one idea, and ruthless in his aspect toward other men and other ideas.

Studies have placed volunteers on liquid diets that provided plenty of calories and all the essential vitamins and minerals needed, and participants still craved certain foods. This suggests that nutritional deficits are not necessary for cravings of any kind and that these desires are more psychologically based.

The fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them.

Medical texts, however, are filled with fascinating stories about bizarre “food” cravings.
Pica is the medical term for a pattern of eating non-nutritive substances (such as dirt, clay, paint chips, etc.) that last for at least one month in the body. The name comes from the Latin word for magpie, a bird known for its large and indiscriminate appetite. Iron deficiency can cause pica and can also cause a craving for ice, referred to as pagophagia. “Tomatophagia” has also been reported in a sixty-six-year-old woman with iron deficiency who consumed several whole tomatoes daily over a two-month period. Her tomato cravings disappeared when her anemia was treated.

We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.

Codependency within relationships

The word "codependency" gets thrown around a lot — there are codependent couples, codependent companions, codependent caretakers. But what does codependent actually mean (and is it really all that bad)?

“Originally, the term codependent was developed as a way to describe the responses or behaviors that develop from a person living with an alcoholic,” explains Mary Catherine Segota, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist at Executive Health in Orlando, Fla. Now, it’s often used to describe someone who treats a relationship like it’s more important then themselves — a hopeless romantic who becomes “addicted” to his partner, or a caregiver who constantly puts the needs of her loved one first.

The number of codependent personalities out there is hard to estimate — that’s because codependency is typically researched in the context of drug and alcohol addiction. But the two are not all that different. In fact, one of the key aspects of today’s “codependent personality” also pertains to people who have relationships with addicts: Enabling.

Segota describes “enabling” as a behavior that is used to ease relationship tension that’s caused by one partner’s problematic habits. Enabling is rarely seen in healthy relationships — these behaviors include bailing the partner out, giving him another chance, ignoring the problem, accepting excuses, trying to fix the problem, or constantly coming to the rescue.

“Individuals who are codependent tend to get involved in relationships with individuals who are unreliable, emotionally unavailable, or needy,” says Segota. “The codependent individual tries to provide and control everything in the relationship without addressing their own needs or desires, which perpetuates the lack of fulfillment in the relationship.”

Signs You’re in a Codependent Relationship

Codependent personalities usually follow a pattern of behaviors that are consistent, problematic, and directly interfere with the individual’s emotional health and ability to find fulfillment in a relationship. According to Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, a consultant, educator, and author of numerous books including Understanding Co-Dependency, “Signs of codependency include excessive caretaking, controlling, and preoccupation with people and things ‘outside of ourselves.’”

A codependent individual is hyper-vigilant, like a bear protecting its cub. She may also exhibit compulsive behaviors — which can be sexual or come in the form of excessive work, exercise, eating, spending money, anorexia, or nicotine addiction.

Here are eight signs of codependency:

Having difficulty making decisions in a relationship.
Having difficulty identifying your own feelings.
Having difficulty communicating in a relationship.
Valuing the approval of others more that valuing yourself.
Lacking trust in yourself and having poor self-esteem.
Having fears of abandonment or an obsessive need for approval.
Having an unhealthy dependence on relationships, even at your own cost.
Having an exaggerated sense of responsibility for the actions of others.

Are Codependent Personalities Really That Bad?

While being completely codependent will have negative effects on an individual’s emotional health and relationship, exhibiting some signs of codependency isn’t always awful.

“A touch of codependency occurs in all of us from time to time,” says Wegscheider-Cruse. “It is when the behaviors become exaggerated, when we lose choice and deny these behaviors, and hide our true feelings that our behavior interferes with our daily living and the quality of our relationships.”

If you seek out or maintain — even feed off of — relationships that are not fulfilling or healthy, you could be codependent. But according to Wegscheider-Cruse, once codependency is identified, it can be successfully nipped in the bud — and the individual can recover.