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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Researchers discover that severe emotional distress can damage the heart physically like a heart attack.

At least 3,000 adults in the U.K. suffer from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, colloquially termed as the “broken heart syndrome,” each year. It is caused by bereavement and severe emotional distress, which stuns and weakens the heart. This causes the left ventricle – one of the main chambers of the heart – to change shape.

A Different Kind of Heart Attack: New Research Finds A Broken Heart Permanently Weakens The Organ In A Similar Way

The deformed heart looks similar to an octopus pot, or “takotsubo” in Japanese, which gave the condition its name. Doctors have long presumed that the damage was temporary and would eventually heal over time.

Researchers discover that severe emotional distress can damage the heart physically like a heart attack.

At least 3,000 adults in the U.K. suffer from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, colloquially termed as the “broken heart syndrome,” each year. It is caused by bereavement and severe emotional distress, which stuns and weakens the heart. This causes the left ventricle – one of the main chambers of the heart – to change shape.

The deformed heart looks similar to an octopus pot, or “takotsubo” in Japanese, which gave the condition its name. Doctors have long presumed that the damage was temporary and would eventually heal over time.

Interestingly, a major project by Swiss researchers last year found that the condition can also be triggered by extreme happiness as well as sorrow.

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have discovered that the condition may cause permanent damage to the heart, similar to a heart attack. Following 37 patients with Takotsubo for two years, they found that the heart damage remained long after the event that first triggered the condition. This was seen through regular ultrasound and MRI scans.

Many of the patients reported becoming tired very easily and were thus unable to do much exercise. The researchers suggest that patients should be offered the same drugs as those whose hearts have been damaged by a heart attack.

Lead researcher Dr. Dana Dawson said that Takotsubo is more common than they initially thought, and that it may actually cause permanent damage to the hearts of the patients. Moreover, the condition is affecting the patients’ everyday lives with frequent exhaustion and lack of physical activity.
“Our research shows that Takotsubo needs to be treated with same urgency as any other heart problem, and that patients may need ongoing treatment for these long-term effects,” said Dr. Dawson.
Furthermore, the study suggests that women are more prone to developing this condition than men.

According to Professor Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation, Takotsubo is a disease that can affect even healthy people. He added that there is currently no long-term treatment for the condition. This is because medical science has long presumed that patients would make a full recovery.
“We once thought the effects of this life-threatening disease were temporary, but now we can see they can continue to affect people for the rest of their lives,” said Pearson. “This new research shows there are long-term effects on heart health, and suggests we should be treating patients in a similar way to those who are at risk of heart failure.”
Scientists are still trying to understand exactly how it occurs and why it can affect some people more than others.


Heal a broken heart with herbs

Herbs have been a natural source of remedy for many ailments. It’s no surprise that some herbs are capable of relieving a broken heart. Treat your heart to some of these healing herbs:

Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) – This helps strengthen the cardiovascular system, lower your cholesterol levels, and maintain a healthy blood pressure. One way to prepare it is to crush its (dried) berries and add a teaspoon of it with some sweetener in a cup of hot water, to sip as tea.

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) – This herb is most helpful in relieving insomnia and restlessness, that may be caused by intense emotional stress like heartbreak. Add two teaspoons of dried lemon balm, a little bit of sweetener, and lemon juice to a cup of hot water for a flavorful tea.

Rose petals (Rosa rugosa) –
The rose has long been a symbol of love, whether romantic (red rose) or platonic (yellow rose). Roses can calm the nerves and soothe physical fatigue. A tablespoon of rose petals and some light-flavored honey mixed in hot water is the perfect mood-lifter.

By Janine Acero, Natural News
As of 2017, there were an estimated 4.77 billion cellphones in use around the planet out of a population of roughly 7.6 billion. And while most users hail the technological advancement these and other wireless devices offer, a new film called “Generation Zapped” examines the huge health risks to humans posed by wireless technology.

“Generation Zapped” Documentary Exposes Massive Health Risks Associated With Wireless Technology

Prior to 1984, wireless tech was used primarily by the military, but after that date, it was introduced to the civilian market (remember the first cell phones, those big, brick-like monsters?). However, the technology was brought to the market without any prior safety testing, experts in the film noted.

When humans evolved on earth there was no microwave radiation, save for a very small amount. But what has been added as of today is a billion times more than ever existed on the planet, experts noted.

So while microwave radiation caused by wireless technology is invisible, it is nonetheless a major environmental pollutant and a huge health hazard, the film says.

Thus far, regulatory agencies have said that exposure to non-ionizing radiation such as radio frequencies is safe but only for short periods of time. However, increased exposure can become a health hazard, and have “dangerous biological effects,” notes the film.

The documentary goes on to say that a growing body of research suggests wireless devices like cell phones can cause cancers in some people, and that additional exposure as bandwidth grows and wireless technology (and signals) expand, the health risks grow as well.


As evidence, it cites some women who became accustomed to sticking their cellphones in their bras as a matter of convenience who would later develop breast cancer.
“I was diagnosed with five tumors pretty much in the footprint where the phone used to sit” above her right breast, one survivor testified.
The patient’s surgical oncologist, Dr. John West, told the film’s producers that prior to his patient’s case, he was not much concerned about budding evidence of cancers connected to cellphone placement. But afterward, he said the case “kind of opened my mind.”
“It didn’t convince me there was a problem but I remember sitting [and very clearly looking at her [x-ray] slides with a pathologist. And I said, ‘Well, how many tumors are there in this breast?’ And she said, ‘Well, there’s basically three predominant tumors.’”
However, on further examination, they discovered there were five cancers in all and that they extended in a “very unusual pattern.”

West said he then remembered his patient telling him where she kept her cell phone and asking if that could be a problem.

Other experts interviewed for the documentary said that the best evidence researchers have thus far of radio frequency toxicity is the fact that cancer rates are increasing.


Of course, the wireless industry is denying any link. But experts noted further that there are cancer registries in place that track new cancers in children and adults where increases are being documented. The problem, they say, is that it likely will take years before researchers are able to definitively link cellphone placement on your body and cancer rates like scientists managed to link smoking to cancer (which also took years and was also opposed by the tobacco industry).


What’s also damaging our bodies is the fact that all cell phones and Internet connections are tied together by a network of cell towers and other infrastructure, meaning there is no getting away from the signals.

As to the wireless industry, it positioned itself to be able to influence (to its advantage) any legislative, regulatory, or scientific efforts to expose the dangers of microwave radiation emitted by cellphones, Internet devices and other devices, the film notes.

By: JD Heyes, Natural News
For those without automatic dishwashers, we resort to the tried and true method of water, a sponge, dish soap, and a little elbow grease. Although these soaps make our dishes look clean, they can be filled with toxic ingredients that are harmful to our bodies.

Every house contains at least one type of dish soap we use every day. However, most of these products are full of harmful chemicals that can put your health at risk and increase the risk of several diseases and conditions.

Some dish soaps contain too much fragrance, while others are rich in formaldehyde, silicate salts, sulfuric acid and ammonium sulfate. All these compounds are highly dangerous and have been related to several serious diseases.

What are the Dangers of Palmolive?
Palmolive Contains Cancer-Causing Chemicals — 6 Brands You Should Avoid

Palmolive is one such brand you should never use. Owned by Colgate, in 2015 Palmolive sales totaled $16 billion worldwide.

Although Dawn is the best-selling dish soap brand in the United States, Palmolive is in the top 5 worldwide, meaning that a lot of us have been or are exposed to its toxic ingredients.

#1- Formaldehyde


We all know what formaldehyde does. It preserves bodies and other body flesh that would otherwise go bad. It is also present in disinfectant products like dish soaps. Formaldehyde has been found in Ajax, Palmolive and Dawn dish soaps as well as other common household products.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies it as a known human carcinogen. The National Toxicology Program, an interagency program of the Department of Health and Human Services, named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen in its 14th Report on Carcinogens.

A 2009 study by the National Cancer Institute strengthens the link between exposure to formaldehyde and several forms of cancer, including leukemia. 


The 30-year study, which tracked the health of nearly 25,000 men exposed to the chemical in industrial plants, is likely to impact a long-awaited Environmental Protection Agency risk assessment of formaldehyde.

The study shows that workers exposed to higher amounts of formaldehyde had a 37 percent greater risk of death from blood and lymphatic cancers, and a 78 percent greater risk of leukemia than those with lower exposures.

For all this, Palmolive says that they are going to take out this dangerous chemical from the products by the end of this year.

#2- Sulfuric Acid
This chemical is considered as carcinogenic and can cause burns upon contact with the skin or sensitive nasal passages when exposed in large amounts. However, The US Food and Drug Administration states that this substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).


The International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC), classified sulfuric acid mists as causing cancer in humans. Specifically, the IARC concluded, "There is sufficient evidence that occupational exposure to strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid is carcinogenic."

These conclusions are based on worker health studies in a number of industries involving exposure to sulfuric acid mists. Thus workers in fertilizer plants, steel pickling plants and chemical and soap manufacturing have shown increases in lung, nasal and larynx cancers.

An acid mist is a suspension of acid droplets in air. (Skin or eye contact with sulfuric acid, while dangerous in their own right, do not appear to cause increased rates of cancer.)

#3- Fragrance


Your dish soap doesn’t naturally smell like apples or lemons: it all comes down to the right combination of chemicals. Fragrance can be made up of a combination of 3,000 chemicals that do not have to be disclosed to customers.

That’s according to the online “Transparency List” put out by the International Fragrance Association, an industry trade group. 


Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found an average of 14 chemicals in 17 name brand fragrance products. But it doesn’t stop there — none of these chemicals were actually listed on the label.

According to the Breast Cancer Fund, when it comes to the prevention of cancer, avoiding synthetic fragrance is one of the main ways to help yourself. That’s because the dangers of synthetic scents include hormone-disrupting phthalates and synthetic musks.

What You Can Do?

You can’t control how many dishes you’ll have to do this week, but you can control what kind of dish soap you wash them with. Some of the brands you should avoid are:
  • Palmolive
  • Dawn
  • Ajax
  • Meyers
  • Legacy of Clean
  • Cucina

Is There Any Alternative To Dishwashing Brands?

On the market, you can find several types of organic dishwasher or dish soap. But how to buy an organic one? Is very easy! look for products that contain ingredients that are plant-based, as opposed to petroleum-based.

Most organic dishwashing liquid contains ingredients like coconut oil or olive oil. Also, look for products that are free of foam builders, fragrances, colorants, stabilizers, and preservatives. Check the label for verbiage such as “warning”, “caution”, or “danger” — a clear indication it’s not completely safe.

Another option is made your own organic dishwasher or dish soap. HERE is a easy recipe, that you can make in your home!

Get Cancer Cure
How could a simple cup of coffee be harmful, some might ask? But when it comes to fast food places like McDonalds, the question should be, “how could it not?” Every single item on the menu is toxic to the human body and should not be consumed.

Let’s take a look at McDonalds’ coffee!


From the McDonald’s website, these are the ingredients for McDonald’s Vanilla Iced Coffee:

Premium Roast Coffee. Light Cream: Milk, cream, sodium phosphate, sodium polyphosphate, DATEM, sodium stearoyl lactylate, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, sodium hexametaphosphate, sodium citrate, carrageenan. CONTAINS: MILK.

Vanilla Syrup: Sugar, water, fructose, natural (plant source) and artificial flavor, caramel color (with sulfites), potassium sorbate (preservative), citric acid, malic acid. Ice.

Why McDonald's Coffee is one of the Worst Coffees for You

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients for a Vanilla Iced Coffee, shall we? (The information sources are linked to the chemical names.)

Sodium phosphate – it is “used to treat constipation and to clean the bowel before surgery, x-rays, endoscopy, or other intestinal procedures. Sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate enemas are also used for general care after surgery and to help relieve impacted bowels.”

Doesn’t it make sense now why so many people are complaining that McDonald’s Iced Coffee gives them diarrhea?

People are getting sick left and right, but they tell themselves it’s due to extra caffeine, and continue drinking it since they like the taste. It is not the caffeine! Don’t let this happen to you!


Sodium polyphosphate – adds texture and used as an emulsifier to prevent ingredients from clumping together.

DATEM – an acronym for Diacetyl tartaric acid ester of monoglyceride, and it is used for emulsification and foaming.

Sodium stearoyl lactylate – a solid powder irritating to eyes and skin, and hazardous in case of inhalation.

Tetra sodium pyrophosphate –
when ingested it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Sodium hexametaphosphate –
the Material Safety Data Sheet warns “do not ingest.” Synonym of Sodium Polyphosphate (above).

Sodium citrate – includes diarrhea as an adverse reaction. It should also be “used with caution in patients with cardiac failure, hypertension, impaired renal function, peripheral and pulmonary edema, and toxemia of pregnancy.”

Look, I’ve only gone through about half the list, but I just cannot bear this anymore. The reason these chemicals are in the “Light Cream” is because they cost less than real cream, and people instinctively think that real cream is bad for them because of the fat and calories. The truth is McDonald’s Iced Coffee is not a drink with simply coffee, milk, and sugar.

Let’s stay out of the drive through, all right?

Living Traditionally

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

If you frequently suffer from colds, you need to do something to strengthen your immune system.Sergei Bubnovsky is a professor from Moscow who has an innovating new technique that can help you improve your immunity and overall health.

According to the professor, soaking your legs in an ice-cold bath for 10-15 seconds after coming home from work can reinforce your immune system and prepare it for the fight against colds, flu and even prevent cancer!

Also, a study from England found that taking daily cold showers increased the numbers of disease-fighting white blood cells (compared to people who took hot showers).

The investigators at Britain’s Thrombosis Research Institute suggested that as the body tries to warm itself during and after a cold shower, metabolic rate speeds up and activates the immune system, which leads to the release of more white blood cells.

Soaking Feet in Ice-Cold Water for 15 Seconds/Day Can Reinforce Immune System to Fight Colds, Flu and Even Prevent Cancer

And, according to a German study, an occasional winter swim in cold water causes oxidative stress, but, done regularly, such swimming leads to an adaptive antioxidant response; in other words, the body is better able to combat oxidative stress in general once it’s accustomed to cold-water swims.

The History of Healing With Cold Water

The ancient Indian term for very cold showers is ishnan. This refers to the moment when your body achieves the temperature with which it can defend itself against the cold water. Ishnan kicks in when the cold water first hits your skin, causing your capillaries (small blood vessels near the skin’s surface) to open.

As the cold shower continues, your capillaries close again, sending blood rushing back to your organs and glands. This natural flushing process brings youthfulness to your body by stimulating renewed glandular activity.

Cold water therapy was publicized by the German priest Sebastian Kneipp in 1849. That winter, Kneipp was successfully battling tuberculosis (a condition that was then incurable).

His method was cold water therapy, which he executed by plunging into the frigid Danube River several times each week. Kneipp’s 1886 book “My Water Cure”, became an international bestseller.
 

Ice Foot-Bath Technique

This technique is very easy to do and not only can recover your immune system it also brings you a lot of benefits.

Procediment:


Put cold water in a bathtub or basin, then add as much ice as you can get and soak your feet in the tub for 10-15 seconds. Repeating this method every night before going to bed will improve your immune system quickly.

Note: The method is especially beneficial for people with weak immune system – in this case, soak your feet in icy water every 4 hours.

Ice-Bath Cautions


Experts advise that cold water therapy is not for everyone. For example, the potential spike in blood pressure caused by cold water could be dangerous for those with uncontrolled high blood pressure. However, practitioners say the therapy can be safely used to reduce mildly high blood pressure (150/100 and below) or to raise low blood pressure.

If you have any questions about your blood pressure or haven’t had it checked recently, you should see your doctor for a blood pressure test before beginning a cold-water regimen.

Ice-Bath therapy is also to be avoided in cases of:

  • Acute illness, such as severe back pain.
  • Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
  • Raynaud’s disease.

 Conclusions

So far we’ve seen that this is a tool to help you prevent future problems. It’s also great if you’re suffering from a cold or the flu!.

In addition to quickly lowering your fever, your immune system will respond with strength against the infection or germs. Your ailment will disappear within a few days and with it, the discomfort that it produced.

Therefore, this is a simple and inexpensive way to ward off conditions that threaten your daily activities. It also helps you rest and relax your feet to face the next day with fresh energy. It will help you unwind and also marks the moment when your time for yourself begins. You’re done with your obligations.

Source and references: GetCancerCure.com; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov; My Water Cure book
If you’re unsure if you’ve ever experienced a hypnic jerk, then ask yourself this question:

Have you ever woken up with a sudden jolt just as you’ve started falling asleep? Or maybe it felt like you were falling?

Why Do I Jerk Awake Right As I’m Falling Asleep?

It could be that it felt like you were having a huge muscle spasm. You may have even felt a small shock sensation or a bouncing feeling.

Perhaps it was even your partner that was experiencing it, and this in itself startled you back to consciousness.

It could be then (though not necessarily) that you experienced a hypnic jerk. And if so, you’re certainly not alone.

It’s estimated that around 70% of people experience hypnic jerks at some point in their lives. I know I definitely have.

Different names

The world of sleep can be confusing, and there’s no exception when it comes to the hypnic jerk. Confusing because it’s also sometimes called by one of the following names:
  • Night starts.
  • Sleep starts.
  • Hypnagogic jerk – hypnagogic being a term used to describe the period of time when falling asleep.
  • Myoclonus, or myoclonic jerk – technically this is the medical term to describe an involuntary muscle twitch.

So what is a hypnic jerk exactly?


A hypnic jerk is an involuntary twitching of a muscle, or muscles (the myoclonus as mentioned above). They usually occur just as you’re falling asleep. This is referred to scientifically as the hypnagogic state of consciousness.

This is why they are sometimes call hypnagogic jerks – because you most commonly experience them when falling asleep.

Note that hypnic is also a shortened version of the word ‘hypnagogic’. So you can see why there are all these possible expressions to describe the same thing.

When you experience a hypnic jerk it often causes you to wake up suddenly. When you wake up you may feel like you’re experiencing the sensation of falling or jolting.

Note that the muscle twitching you experience also occurs in other situations. For example hiccups are also muscle twitches.


That strange time of the night

It’s during this phase of falling asleep that several unusual phenomenon may take place. For example we discussed in a previous article the various sleep paralysis experiences people have. Those often come with bizarre or frightening hallucinations, or even out-of-body experiences.

Luckily there’s nothing to be worried about – hypnic jerks along with these other phenomenon are not dangerous. They may be unsettling or frightening, but you don’t need to fear going to sleep just because they may happen to you.

Another popular idea takes a more evolutionary approach to hypnic jerks, explaining that the spasms are an ancient primate reflex to the relaxation of muscles during the onset of sleep — the brain essentially misinterprets the relaxation as a sign that the sleeping primate is falling out of a tree, and causes the muscles to quickly react.

No Sleep Nights 
Most of us cherish the feeling of gulping down an ice cold brew. For many of us, it doesn’t even matter if it’s morning, afternoon, night, or a time unknown to our drunken selves. But hey, it’s beer, the sweet nectar of the gods, so luckily no one blames us, right?

We all know beer is great, but did you know it is arguably the only reason humanity exists today? Let’s take a look at how this delectable drink has ensured humanity’s survival into the grand age of Google and Hot Pockets.

Beer Is The Way….. Humanity’s Secret Weapon For Survival And Health

A Brief History of Humanity and Beer

According to Charlie Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis,

Beer is the basis of modern static civilization, because before beer was discovered, people used to wander around and follow goats from place to place. And then they realized that this grain [barley] could be grown and sprouted and made into a bread and crumbled and converted into a liquid which gave a nice, warm, cozy feeling. So gone were the days that they followed goats around. They stayed put while the grain grew and while the beer was brewed. And they made villages out of their tents. And those villages became towns, and those towns became cities. And so here we are in New York, thanks to beer.

This is a very simplified and exaggerated version of human history, but many historians argue that Bamforth’s description may not be that far from the truth.

Brewing beer has been practiced by our ancient ancestors for at least 7,000 years. Brewing may be even older, but the earliest tangible evidence dates back to around 3,400 B.C., nearly 5,400 years ago. The evidence was discovered using a chemical tests of ancient pottery jars in what is today Iran. The jars contained chemicals only found via the brewing process.

Egyptians and Mesopotamians left extensive written documentation of brewing practices, tavern laws, and nutrition. Kings, pharaohs, merchants, and commoners alike all drank beer due to its nutrition and effects on the body and mind. They also drank beer due to dirty water conditions back in the day.

After Christian monks started brewing beer, a whole new standard and efficiency of beer production began. Monks and nuns choosing to follow the Rule of Saint Benedict are required to live self-sufficiently without charity, work hard, accommodate guests and help the poor. To meet all of these requirements monastic orders and churches started brewing and selling beer.

In the 1850’s Louis Pasteur studied beer extensively and realized that it was alive. His work led to the pasteurization process, allowing our favorite drink to be more easily handled, produced, and transported. After the invention of refrigeration, automatic bottling machines, and widespread railroads, everybody was double-fisting brews like the U.S. was one big University frat party.

Today the beer industry is composed of thousands of local and international businesses which had a total global revenue of over 500 billion dollars ($509,554,000,000 to be exact) in 2012, a number that continues to grow year after year. The world always has and always will love a good brew.

So, is all this guzzling a good thing? That is entirely dependent on how much beer you consume. As long as your consume a moderate amount, which is more than you might think, your body and mind will love you!


Why We Should All Drink Beer

Moderate consumption of any type of alcohol is associated with overwhelming benefits for the heartand overall well-being. Nearly all people living in Blue Zones, areas of the world where people live drastically longer on average, have been said to partake in regular, but moderate consumption of alcohol. This remains true across all Blue Zones. Moderate drinkers live longer than non-drinkers or heavy drinkers. Beer has an upper-hand on other alcoholic beverages, however, due to its nutritional content.


Cardiovascular Health:

Beer is likely the most nutritious of all alcoholic beverage and. Although many people think of wine as the ‘healthy’ alcohol to consume in moderation, beer and wine have the same number of antioxidants (though the type of antioxidants do vary). Beer contains more B vitamins and protein. To make the playing field even more one sided, drinking 4 or more glasses of wine per week has been linked to a 15% increase in breast cancer in women!

A meta-analysis of several studies revealed that moderate beer consumption reduces a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease and strokes by a whopping 31%. This is approximately equivalent to the heart pumping power of wine.


Mental Acuity:

A study of 12,000 women showed that consuming light to moderate amounts of beer daily makes you 20% less likely to experience age-related mental problems later in life. According to Francine Grodstein of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, senior author on the study,

Low levels of alcohol appear to have cognitive benefits. Women who consistently were drinking about one-half to one drink per day had both less cognitive impairment as well as less decline in their cognitive function compared to women who didn’t drink at all.

Congratulations ladies, your mental Holy Grail has been revealed.


Stress Reduction:

Consumption of alcohol, as we all know, dramatically reduces stress levels. This is arguably the most important health benefit beer can provide since stress is associated with nearly every illness. Beer is an especially good choice because it takes longer to consume, making it less likely that you will over-drink, which isn’t biologically beneficial in the least (the other benefits, are a different story). This benefit is entirely dependent upon set and setting. If you are depressed, or are in a dangerous place, any type of alcohol has the potential to increase stress levels.
The nutritional benefits of beer were discussed above. Don’t forget that the essential nutrients in beer are vital to a healthy, illness free life. As for calories… let’s just pretend all the empty calories are perfectly filling.


Nutritional Benefits:

No More Bad Hair Days:


Apparently certain beers can get rid of frizzy hair and add volume.

The malt nourishes and smooths hair, while yeast strengthens your strands and pumps up the volume.
Great for Skin:

Alright guys, I know most of us will stick to just plain drinking beer, but the ladies like to take extra special precautions when it comes to skin health. Beer is reportedly an incredible skin-care agent. Many breweries in Austria and the Czech Republic have recently created Heaven by opening beer spas and filling entire swimming pools filled with the golden goodness. Beer facials and beer-based meals are available of course.

A Healthy Level of Beer

Although scientists disagree on the recommended daily intake of beer, the consensus narrows down to no more than four drinks in one day, and no more than 14 drinks in a week for men, and no more than three drinks in any day and no more than seven drinks in any week for women. Ideal amounts are less though, at roughly 22 ounces (just under 2 American bottles) of beer with 5% alcohol for men, and 12 – 18 ounces ( 1 to 1.5 bottles of American bottles) for women. Women, give that other half of your bottle to your man. Or, live on the wild side and drink 2!

*Note: According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 43% of men and 29% of women in the U.S. are binge drinkers (4+/5+ (women/men) drinks within 2 hours at least once). While there is a fine line between control and alcoholism, just remember that alcohol is an incredibly dangerous and deadly drug. We have all experienced the dangers of alcohol either directly or indirectly. I am only advocating a healthy dosage of alcohol each day, nothing more.
If you do not want to consume alcohol but still want to participate in the glory that is beer, you can always drink a non-alcoholic brew. Apparently they taste incredible, and are still packed full of nutritional goodness.

Which Beer is the Healthiest?

The answer to this question depends on what you consider healthy. Are you looking for less calories, or are you interested in B vitamins and antioxidants?

Although there are many types of beer, the two most basic types are ales and lagers. They differ by the temperature they ferment at and the type of yeast used. Beers can differ in nutritional content with surprising magnitude. Some bottles boast a measly 5 grams of carbs while other bottles contain a hefty 65 grams of carbohydrates or more.

Many people focus on caloric content, opting for light beers instead of the regular. The truth is that in most cases light beers differ from their heavy counterparts by about 40 calories, an utterly negligible amount. And for those of you looking for the buzz of drinking, in most cases light beers are light because alcohol is removed, so you’ll have to drink even more to attain the same feeling. Some brewski lovers choose to drink ultra-light beers that are less than 100 calories while retaining 4% alcohol. In these cases something other than alcohol has to be removed, which means grains and many of the nutritional sources that make beer such a healthy drink.

There is no single healthiest type of beer. Countless representatives from the entire spectrum of beer brews have claimed the title of healthiest beer, but again, it is entirely dependent on what health means to you.

Wondergressive
It is said that the eyes are the window to our souls. It is said that the truth cannot be hidden within the depths of our eyes. For our eyes show our truth.

It is here today that I share with you the importance of the power within you. The power of your eyes. For they ARE the window to your soul. The absolute magnificent being that you are.

The light that comes from the depths within that shines out through your eyes can heal.

You see, it is through your eyes that you are able to heal self. It is through your eyes that you can connect with the very essence of all that you are. Heal all the pain that you felt has held you back.

This Is How Your Eyes Can Heal You

When was the last time you sat and looked deeply into your eyes? Can you sit and look into your eyes and feel what you are feeling? Very precious it is to take time to look deep within us. Deep into our soul and see who we truly are.

Our life, our soul, holds our light. Our eyes shines that light out. You see, we are own messengers. We are our own healers. We are our own answers. We just need to take the time to seek within ourselves. And one great way to connect to your soul, the truth of your soul, is to look into your own eyes.

Have you ever looked into the eyes of a loved one? Do you see how powerful it can be?

As I was growing up, it was very difficult for me to look into the eyes of people. I know now it was not time for me to look into the soul of all I came across, I was being guided and protected, for I know, it is through my eyes that healing occurs.

I am now still, very discerning with how I connect with other people. For it is important to know your energy, your self and all that you are so you are able to lead your life with strength and love. To not give your power to others, as it is here that our power can be shed. Not from others taking but from giving too much.

It is here at this time where we must know ourselves first. For it is not your job to connect with every soul and heal them. For we do not heal another anyway.

What we do is awaken something within them to connect them to their own innate knowingness, their own abilities and magnificence. We connect them to their own wholeness by waking them up to it. They see it within us. It is a type of recognition.

“I see you” from the film Avatar was a beautiful way to say I recognise you, I see me in you, I see your truth. I know your light. I see your light. For it too, is the light that I am.

It took much time for me to develop the ability to look into the soul of another through their eyes and feel comfortable. My mum was my greatest teacher with this one. My relationship with my mum was a very close one. I feel we were soul mates that had many things to reawaken within each other.

It was very difficult for me to look into the eyes of my mother. I loved her dearly but knew her pain, and was too afraid to look into her eyes. I did not want to feel that. As I write this now, I realise that it may have helped her.

To connect to her soul in this way, to shed light into her heart through our eyes. A comfort for us both. A recognition of lives past, lost and loved together. Although she is not here on the planet now, I know she comes and sits with me, loves me and guides my steps with love.

My message here is to connect to self through you eyes. Your eyes are the windows to the soul YOUR SOUL. Your eyes have the power to heal you, to clear old ways of thinking. To confront you with all that you do not wish to see, to bring it to light to clear and let go. To become whole.


There will come a time when we will all be connecting with each other deeply through the eyes. Many of us are light workers and many of us are also transductors of light, which transmute light energies through our eyes to another. There are many that have walked our earth, using the power through the eyes for healing, love and goodness.

There are many that have used it for opposite affects also, but this will no longer hold steed in our world as it is far too dense, and they will be outed. For we do not accept this type of lie any longer.

Those who work with light through their eyes, the Transductors, are basically filled with lots of light! Their light content is very high, therefore they are able to emanate light for others directly through their eyes.




There is a time now where we still must be discerning with who and how we connect with others. Know that you are a powerful being, also know that you are still in process of transcending light, space and time.

The transduction of light is the way of health, healing and wholeness. This must first be refined and known completely within self before it is shared with others. You are light. Therefore you will shine light for others, to others.

I say too, if you have connected with this piece you may transduct light for the benefit of others. This may be a gift that you can reawaken if you wish. First know how to look within self through your windows with love, compassion and kindness.

We are still living in very interesting times. It is still a time of discernment, understanding and newness on our planet. A new way of being. I ask that you continue to seek self, continue to look within, continue to evolve you.

For your only mission on this planet is to love and accept all that you are. To really know who you are. To evolve and grow you. For all that you do for self you do for all. May you go in peace and with love in your heart.

We cannot hide from the light of our soul that shines out through our eyes.

For you have the power.

In Light,
Angelina xx

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Black soybean tea, otherwise known as kuromame tea, is another wonderful secret of how the Japanese maintain their weight and health. Obesity is arguably the worst health risk threatening the developed world, especially in the West. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third, or 35.7%, of American adults, are obese. More than two-thirds of adults are considered overweight.
Japanese Diet Secret: Black Soybean Tea

Kuromame tea is here to help you, if not save you. Kuromame, or black soybeans, a rare legumes native to China, and have long been used in Chinese medicine to clear toxins from the body and promote urination. Kuromame has also been linked to effective weight loss along with promoting a healthy diet. There are a few major components to black soybean kuromame tea that give it its remarkable fat shedding ability.

POLYPHENOLS IN BLACK SOYBEAN KUROMAME TEA


Polyphenols are compounds known for their anti-aging properties. They are found in foods such as black rice, pears, and potatoes. Black soybeans contain a specific polyphenol called anthocyaninwhich is known to fight numerous human diseases. Anthocyanin has shown positive results in cancer prevention, anti-aging, reducing the risk of arteriosclerosis, lowering cholesterol, and promotion of lipid metabolism.

A study done by the Journal of Medicinal Food found that anthocyanin inhibited fat absorption in a group of mice that included a higher amount of fat in their diet compared to the control group. The mice did not gain any additional weight.

ISOFLAVONES AND WEIGHT LOSS


Isoflavones are themselves a type of anti-oxidant and help prevent certain types of cancersuch as breast cancer. They also improves lipid metabolism. Lipid metabolism powers your weight loss, or more specifically fat loss. Kuromame tea can help you with this because black soybeans are filled with isoflavones. Lipid metabolism is the process of your body fat being mobilized to be used as energy. They also help to control circulatory blood fats.

There are two more very important components to black soybeans that make kuromame tea the choice for a healthier diet and effective weight loss. One is fiber. Black soybeans are a high carbohydrate legume. However, a large portion of those carbohydrates come from fiber. Fiber helps to lower cholesterol and helps prevent a steep rise in blood sugar levels. The other important and not commonly known compound found in kuromame skin is saponin. Saponin is a chemical compound that also inhibits the absorption of fat.


MAKE YOUR OWN BLACK SOYBEAN KUROMAME TEA

I have been making my own kuromame tea from the black soybeans I buy in the Asian markets near my house (which you can also buy on Amazon). There is really not much to it:

You grab a handful of black soybeans and put them in a pan over high heat. Let them roast for a few minutes. Nothing extra has to be added. Boil some water for later use. The black soybeans will be ready once you hear the skin crack and the color of the beans turns brown. Take the beans and put them in a french press or other utensil you normally use to prepare tea. Pour in the boiling water and let it sit for a few minutes, or let it sit until you are done drinking.

The reason I do not put down specific measurements is because you can adjust the amount of water to your own liking. Some people like kuromame tea with a smokier taste and some like it more diluted.

After drinking, you can eat the black soybeans themselves since they will be nice and soft. This way you can take in all of the healthy carbs and fiber available to you. It is also worth mentioning that black soybeans are low on the glycemic index, so they make a perfect snack for diabetics!


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Monday, December 11, 2017

Ever heard of black rice? Chances are more that you are hearing it for the first time. Don’t feel embarrassed, you are not alone! Being a less popular variety of rice, black rice is also known as forbidden rice. But this variety of rice has more impressive health benefits than most of the commonly known and used varieties of rice. Here is why you should include this super food in your diet.

Ever Heard Of Black Rice…..Here Is Why You Should Include Black Rice In Your Diet

How Does Black Rice Taste?

Like brown rice, black rice is chewier and denser than white rice. But it really doesn’t taste like either white or brown rice. It’s plumper, almost juicy. And its flavor is more robust and complex. If you can imagine it, it’s almost like a cross between brown rice, black beans, and huckleberries. (Black beans and berries are both good sources of anthocyanins, come to think of it.)

OK, that might not sound all that appealing but trust me on this: While choosing brown rice over white rice always feels like a bit of a sacrifice to me, black rice feels like a big upgrade!


Everything you need to know about nutrition of black rice


Full of antioxidants

The outermost layer of the black rice, known as bran hull, is loaded with antioxidant anthocyanin, which helps in preventing cardiovascular diseases, cancer and improving the function of the brain. Its deep black colour is the indication of it being rich in antioxidant properties. Besides, it contains important vitamin E that keeps your eyes, skin and immune system healthy.


Good for your heart

According to some studies, black rice may reduce the risk of arthrosclerosis plaque formation in the arteries, thus, preventing heart attacks and strokes. The anthocyanins, a class of phyto chemicals present in black rice, helps maintain your cholesterol level by reducing concentrations of bad cholesterol and total triglycerides.


Helps detoxify the body

Studies have shown that consumption of black rice can help detoxify your body by cleansing the accumulation of toxic substances from the liver. All thanks to its high content of antioxidants.

Improves digestive health

Black rice like any other variety of rice is packed with fiber that helps prevent constipation, bloating and other unwanted digestive problems. Therefore, include this super-food to keep digestive problems at bay.


Prevents obesity

Looking for ways to lose weight? Try black rice as it will shut off the hunger pangs you experience by making your feel fuller for longer. Researchers have observed that it can help prevent insulin resistance that is linked to an increased risk for obesity. Now that you know the health benefits of black rice, make sure to include it in your diet.

Where to Buy Black Rice
Black rice is known as Forbidden Rice because it used to be cultivated in small quantities and reserved exclusively for the Emperors of Ancient China. Fortunately, black rice is getting easier to find. You’ll almost certainly find it at health food or whole foods store; any pIace with a bulk grain section will probably have it. And if all else fails, you can buy it online. You’ll spend between $4 and $7 per pound for it, which is more than you’ll pay for brown rice—but still well under $1 per serving.

By Meenakshi Chaudhary , Onlymyhealth

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Taoist masters observe that trees are very powerful. Not only can they absorb carbon dioxide and transform it into oxygen, but they can also absorb negative forces and turn them into positive.

The trees are deeply rooted in the Earth, and their roots are deeper higher and they rise to the skies. The trees then absorb Earth’s energy and the Universal Force of the Sky.

Trees Help Us Heal: This is How You Can Use Their Energy

Trees and all other plants possess the ability to absorb the light from energies and turn it into nourishment; In fact, much of their nutritional needs depend on light, while water and mineral salts account for only 30%.

Trees are the largest and most spiritually advanced Earth plants. They are constantly meditating and subtle energy is their natural language. When your ability to understand this language increases, you can start having relationships with them.


They can help you open up your energy channels and cultivate calm, presence and vitality. In return you can help them eliminate their blocks and devitalized parts. It is a beneficial mutual relationship that deserves to be cultivated.

Choose a tree to work with

Throughout history, humans have used all parts of the tree to produce medications to cure. For this purpose the best trees are the big ones, especially the pines.

They radiate Chi, nourish the blood, strengthen the nervous system, and help to ensure longevity. At the same time they feed the soul and spirit.

Pines are “immortal trees” and ancient Chinese poetry and paintings are full of admiration for them.

Although pines are often the best choice, many other types of trees or plants can be used. The larger ones contain the maximum of energy and the best ones are those that sit up near the streams.

Some of them are warmer or hotter than others, some cooler or colder, and only practice allows you to distinguish the different properties of the various species.

1. Cypresses and cedars lower the temperature and feed Yin energy.

2. The willows help fight the dry winds to eliminate excess moisture from the body, reduce blood pressure, and strengthen the urinary tract and bladder.

3. The elms calm the mind and strengthen the stomach.

4. Maples fight the dry winds and help reduce the pain

5. Carobs help eliminate internal heat and balance heart conditions

6. Banyan trees (Bengali figs) purify your heart and help eliminate bodily moisture.

7. Cinnamon can remove the cold from the heart and the stomach

8. Fir trees help to absorb bruises to reduce sweating and first heal bone fractures.

9. Hawthorns help digestion, strengthen the intestine and fight low blood pressure.

10. Birches lower body temperature, eliminate body moisture and help detoxify the body.

11. The prunes feed, the spleen, the stomach, the pancreas and calm the mind.

12. Figs eliminate excess body heat by increasing salivation, nourish the spleen, and help cure diarrhea.

13. Knees help to strengthen the bladder and relieve urinary problems in women.

There is no need to go into a forest to find the right tree to work with.

Trees that are used to having people around, include our energy and are actually more accessible and available than those in the wildest areas.

City parks and suburban courtyards are full of powerful and accessible trees that would love to have closer ties with humans who dominate their environment.

There are certain dimensions that make trees more accessible to humans. When a tree is too small, it does not have enough energy to act in particular on you.

When it is too big the opposite problem occurs, so you must insist to make them interested in you. As a source of healing energy it is therefore best to choose a large and robust medium-sized tree for a pleasant interaction of a small size.

Though it is not necessary to climb a tree to begin a relationship, however, it does reveal a whole new world. Climb while making sure not to damage the tree.


Establish a communion with a tree

There are precise ways to approach, interact, retreat, and leave a tree. Following a specific progression you can create a silent communion rite that can be understood by you and the tree, to increase the potential of a harmonious interaction.

This progression is the result of observing the natural course of events in the subtle energy communion and can be applied to anything: trees, rocks, humans or animals, although the following is specifically designed for trees.

First of all, every tree, like every person, has a personality, desires, and a life of its own. Trees differ greatly in terms of their tastes in human contact. Some are very generous and eager to provide all the energy you can take.

Others are weak or ill and need the profit out of your healing energy. Some are friendly souls who enjoy the human company. Others are still quite indifferent.

You can learn to grow by working with all of them. Try to be respectful and open, rather than pushing them to bend them for your purposes. In this way they will provide you something more than another Chi source: friendship, joyful expression, and love.

The trees operate on a longer scale than that of humans. You can overcome this difference, returning and returning from the same tree, until the relationship is born.

Visit it regularly so that the tree knows when to expect you and wait anxiously to see you. You may have the obvious impression that the tree really misses your absence when you are away for a longer time than usual.

Spiritual communion with trees resembles making love, more than any other human activity, and consequently there should always be sensuality and tenderness.

You do not have to keep the situation under control, take time to relax and melt in that communion. Let the tree guide you in the wonders of your inner life. Working with a tree in that case can help mitigate sexual frustration.

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The sipping of hot, ionized water has a profound cleansing effect on all the tissues of the body. It helps reduce overall toxicity, improves circulatory functions and balances bile.

When you boil water for 15 to 20 minutes, it becomes thinner (its molecule clusters are reduced from the normal number of about 10,000 to one or two clusters), and it is charged and saturated with negative oxygen ions (hydroxide, OH−).

When you take frequent sips of this water throughout the day, it begins to systematically cleanse the tissues of the body and help rid them of certain positively-charged ions (those associated with harmful acids and toxins).

Most toxins and waste materials carry a positive charge and, thus, naturally tend to attach themselves to the body, which is negatively-charged overall. As the negative oxygen ions enter the body with the ingested water, they are attracted to the positively-charged toxic material.

 The Benefits of Sipping Hot, Ionized Water

This neutralizes waste and toxins, turning them into fluid matter that the body can remove easily. For the first couple of days or even weeks of cleansing your body tissues in this way, your tongue may take on a white or yellow coating, an indication that the body is clearing out a lot of toxic waste.

If you have excessive body weight, this cleansing method can help you shed many pounds of body waste in a short period of time, without the side effects that normally accompany sudden weight loss.




Directions: Boil water for 15 to 20 minutes and pour it into a thermos. Stainless steel thermoses are fine. The thermos keeps the water hot and ionized throughout the day. Take one or two sips every half hour, all day long, and drink it as hot as you would sip tea.

You may use this method anytime you do not feel well, have the need for decongesting, wish to keep the blood thin, or simply want to feel more energetic and clear. Some people drink ionized water for a certain time duration, such as three to four weeks; others do it ongoing.

The oxygen ions are generated through the bubbling effect of boiling water, similar to water falling on the ground in a waterfall or breaking against the seashore.

In the thermos, the water will stay ionized for up to 12 hours or for as long as it remains hot. The total amount of water you need to boil to give you enough hot, ionized water for one day would be about 20 to 24 ounces.

Please note: This specially prepared water should not substitute for normal drinking water. It doesn’t hydrate the cells like normal water does; the body uses it to only cleanse the tissues.

Excerpt from Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation by Andreas Moritz
Did you know? Fluoride — a trace mineral which is added to certain toothpastes and the public’s water supply — is a neurotoxin when consumed in excess.

Despite this, it is recommended by powerful government figures and the American Dental Association (ADA). Fortunately, it seems at least one common ingredient is beneficial at clearing it out of the body and brain, and that is curcumin — a component of the turmeric root.

According to the study “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence,” which was published in Pharmacognosy Magazine, the spice turmeric prevents — and in some cases reverses — damage caused by exposure to fluoride.

This is important, as fluoride has been proven to adversely affect people’s health when ingested — not just used as a topical agent for stronger, whiter teeth.

This Natural Root Can Remove Fluoride From The Brain, Says Study



For instance, after analyzing 27 studies on the effects of fluoride, the Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University discovered that there is a strong correlation between fluoride and adverse effects on brain development.

Additionally, there are now more than 50 human studies have linked fluoride to reduced IQ in children and adults.

Fluoride has also been proven to contribute to a low thyroid (an epidemic in the modern world, specifically in the locations where soils are low in iodine), cause nervous system degeneration and impair pineal gland function. Learn more here.

All of these findings affirm the importance of the latest discovery, the curcumin aids the elimination of the trace mineral.




The authors of the study concluded:
“Our study thus demonstrate that daily single dose of 120 ppm F result in highly significant increases in the LPO as well as neurodegenerative changes in neuron cell bodies of selected hippocampal regions. Supplementation with curcumin significantly reduce the toxic effect of F to near normal level by augmenting the antioxidant defense through its scavenging property and provide an evidence of having therapeutic role against oxidative stress mediated neurodegeneration.”
Turmeric isn’t the only source of curcumin, but the component is readily available in the rhizome which is why it is recommended.

Additional benefits of consuming turmeric (according to previous studies) include a reduction of cancerous cells (resulting in shrinkage of tumors), inhibited inflammation in the body, and its ability to prevent the neurodegenerative effects of consuming fluoride.

As Natural Society reports, Curcuma longa is a primary ingredient in turmeric and curry powders which have been used in the Middle East, Asia and India for centuries.

Additional methods to remove fluoride from your body include ingesting holy basil (tulsi), as it removes the neurotoxin from the water and supports the pineal gland. Tamarind can help detox fluoride from the brain, as well.

By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory
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Monday, November 13, 2017

This is an interesting case, published on the social media networks by a woman who had an aesthetic problem. We are not going to talk about a miraculous drink that can change the way you look, but we are going to show you an effective homemade remedy for melting the ugly warts. We all know how unpleasant warts can be, no matter where they are located. Imagine if you have that “thing” on your nose? Oh no! People, who have big warts on their face, suffer a lot and have less confidence and self esteem. But, fortunately, there is a natural solution for this type of problem.

She Put Chopped Garlic On A Bandage – Here’s What Happened Next

What are Warts?

Warts are caused by the humanoid papilloma virus or HPV. Warts usually tend to appear on your hands and feet, but it’s possible you get a wart on your face, or as in this particular case, on the nose. Warts can disappear on their own in some time, but sometimes they don’t disappear.

According to this woman’s testimony, she had a wart on her nose that looked like a cauliflower. She was so desperate about it and wanted to get rid of it by any cost. When she met an old friend, she told her about her problem and her friend said not to worry, because there is an old homemade remedy for removing warts.


Her friend told her that this homemade natural remedy was used for many years by her grandma and had amazing results. After the conversation, the two friends went to the local bazaar and bought a lot of garlic. From the bazaar, they went home and her friend cleaned one clove of garlic and grinded it. Then, she put some of the grinded garlic on a small piece of cotton and she applied it on the nose wart. She secured it with a small bandage. Before she left, she told her friend to change the piece of cotton twice a day.

The wart started to fade just after 5 days, much faster than a cosmetic surgery, from which she needed at least 2 weeks to recover. She is still afraid that the wart could appear again, and she checks the same spot every day for almost three months. But, there is no sign of the cauliflower wart. The return of the virus is not a rare case. But with a healthy nutrition, which strengthens the immune system, your body can have control of it. Garlic is a healthy, natural, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial ingredient that helps your body to fight many diseases.

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To help fight off pain we can learn from the past. Even though there has been many amazing developments in science over the years we cannot forget the thousands of years of history and wisdom gained from these years. The most effective treatments come from the east. We are looking at a remedy coming from the Japanese art known as Jean Shin Jyutsu. This treatment can help balance out emotions by stimulating a particular part of the hand.

Ancient Japanese Fighters Finger Trick To Kill Pain Without Medication

How Jean Shin Jyutsu Works
The theory behind this treatment states that each finger and point on the hand is tied to specific organs of the body. Each of these organs is responsible for a specific emotion. By touching your hands you should be able to control your organs and your emotions.


For example if you want to reach your bladder you touch the middle finger of the hand and place it around 1 inch (2 cm) from the bottom. A diagram of the hand can be found online. If you follow this you should be able to refresh your boy. Be sure to hold the fingers in place for three minutes.

Short Guide to Different Parts of the Body


Thumb
  • spleen and stomach- organs
  • anxiety and depression-emotions
  • nervousness, stomach pain, headaches, and skin issues – symptoms

Index Finger
  • bladder and kidney- organs
  • fear and confusion-emotions
  • digestive issues, aches, toothaches, back problems- symptoms


Middle Finger
  • liver, gall-bag- organs
  • irritability and anger- emotions
  • migraine, vision trouble, poor blood circulation, tiredness, menstrual pain- symptoms

Ring Finger
  • colon and lungs- organs
  • negativity, sadness, and grief- emotions
  • digestion, asthma, respiratory issues- symptoms

How Does This Work?

For example if you have a feeling of nervousness you should apply pressure on the ring finger for three minutes. This is worth a try. This is an alternative treatment but has been used for thousands of years.

While there is no scientific backing parts of the body are related. This practice has been around and used for over a thousand of years. We know that body parts can affect each other and they product hormone driven emotions.

Try to this treatment all you need is three minutes. If it works that is a good thing. To make sure you do not have any life threatening health issues be sure to talk to your doctor.

Alternative treatments should be used in addition to medical treatment. They have not been proven to work in a scientific setting.

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