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Monday, 6 February 2012
Is the planet Earth getting lighter?
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Space

The recent crash landing of Russian spacecraft Phobos-Grunt has focused attention on the increasing amount of space junk orbiting the planet. So does this mean the Earth has been getting lighter? The BBC's Radio 4 programme More or Less turned to a group of Cambridge University academics for the answer.

Full Story from BBC

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 6 February 2012 13:09 CET
Healthy Sex!
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Sex / Relationships

It is time for us to realize that our sexualities are precious. Our sexualities represent our deepest vulnerabilities and much of our happiness depends on a healthy sexuality.

Wendy Maltz, a marriage therapist with over 20 years experience treating sex and intimacy concerns began her fantastic essay, "Staying Hot and Sexy in Midlife" this way. "One day a few years ago, I was standing in line at a little bakery in Cannon Beach, Oregon thinking about the fact that I hadn't had a period for months and worrying what that would mean for my sexuality. In front of me in line was a couple wearing matching blue jean jackets and hats, and barely able to keep their hands off each other. She had her arm around his waist under his jacket, rubbing up and down on his back, his hand gently massaging her butt. They giggled like school kids. Ah, young love, I thought to myself. Their sexual energy was palpable and I was more than a little envious. Just then they took off their hats and turned around. These young lovers, these school kids must have been at least 70-something! Her hair was white, his, a distant memory. They were both wearing gold and turquoise jewelry against their wrinkled skin. And, oh, those smiles. Smiles that said, "We had sex this morning!"

All of us "older folks" should read Maltz's article. And all healthcare professionals and doctors need to get serious about sexual medicine because sexual health is crucial to human health and happiness and because sexual intelligence is necessary and crucial to humanity as a race.

Sex is at the center of more things than we would like to admit and there are those institutions that would have us remain as ignorant as possible about our sexualities. "The idea that we are vital, sexual creatures is still looked at in some cases with disgust or in other cases with a bit of embarrassment," says Dr. Joy Davidson, a New York psychologist and sex therapist.

It's a good moment to talk about sex now that the population of the human race has passed the seven billion mark. We breed like rabbits and are quite content to do so but is this intelligent? It is just because we literally create life with sex that puts sexuality on center stage in our lives and in medicine. We need our sexual energy if we want to live with any kind of passion for life. It's impossible to be creative and to be sexually cold because imagination, creativity and sexual fire all really are one. Sexuality resides in the deepest nook of most people's souls, as any holistic healthcare practitioner knows.

Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams said, "Taoism is a spiritual tradition that embraces our sexual desire and uses it within our bodies as a force for healing and spiritual growth. Desire is a rich and potent part of our human experience. The Taoists think of desire, called sexual energy or jing chi, as part of our life energy, or chi. To be passionate is to be full of chi. The English words "desire" or "passion" connote a feeling of yearning and fervor that includes sex, but they also reflect our strongest feelings about life. When we are passionate about anything -- our family, our work, our spirituality, an important social cause -- we are investing our chi in this experience. Our passion is what moves us to action and ultimately is what gives us joy. We are passionate about the things that matter most to us."

Doctors will be surprised at all the health benefits of sex.

- 1.Sex relieves stress.
- 2.Sex boosts immunity.
- 3.Sex burns calories.
- 4.Sex improves heart health.
- 5.Sex boosts self-esteem.
- 6.Sex improves intimacy.
- 7.Sex reduces pain.
- 8.Sex reduces prostate cancer risk.
- 9.Sex strengthens pelvic floor muscles.
- 10.Sex improves sleep.

There are some pretty important medical issues on this list so it behooves us in medicine to pay as much attention to sex as we do to other areas of basic medicine, like water, sunlight and re-mineralization of the body's cells. Healthcare professionals need to be not only out front but upfront with human sexuality and that starts by recognizing that we are all sexual beings who need their sexuality for the benefits it showers on us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Sexual expression is a form of communication through which we give and receive pleasure and emotion. It has a wide range of possibilities -- from sharing fun activities, feelings and thoughts, warm touches or hugs, to physical intimacy. It is expressed both individually and in relationships throughout life.

In the ancient Chinese world, sexuality was considered a major topic within the framework of general healthcare, so much so that it won a respected canon of its own. This canon, the Su Nu Jing, was compiled, probably several centuries B.C., of five volumes in a very similar literary style as the famous Huang Di nei Jing, the Yellow Emperor's canon of internal medicine.

Sexual Suffering

One healthcare practitioner put it this way: "When I finally had the courage to speak my truth in my own clinic, I found that many of my female patients had been sexually abused during their childhood and teenage years, some of them into their 20s.? Those who had not addressed their violent past found themselves having insecure and unequal relationships with men. This realization gave me clarification as to why I felt so passionate about becoming a healer for my profession."

Until recently, men have hidden their sexual problems behind closed doors. Sexual impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is an inability to maintain an erection during intercourse. The drug company Pfizer's promotion of Viagra has exposed the problem and opened the door to more men making the call for help. But there are solutions much less dangerous than Viagra that are important for us to explore.

One of the biggest differences in treatment of impotence between Western medicine and Chinese medicine is Chinese medicine really tries to build up the person from the foundations, while Western medicine is usually looking for a quick fix. My Natural Allopathic approach incorporates Chinese medicine. I am an acupuncturist and have been trained in the Chinese paradigm of medicine with thousands of years under its belt.

Sexual medicine touches down on every level of being and for this and many other reasons I have decided to finally put my writings together on love and sexuality into a book entitled The Heart of Sex. My hope is to publish this and finally The Marriage of Souls, my earliest writings, sometime next year. It is hidden away in my Survival Medicine compendium as are all my writings from before 2007.

About the author:

Mark A. Sircus, Ac., OMD, is director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA)

Dr. Sircus was trained in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Sante Fe, N.M., and at the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla in Mexico, and was awarded the title of doctor of oriental medicine for his work. He was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the United States. Dr. Sircus's IMVA is dedicated to unifying the various disciplines in medicine with the goal of creating a new dawn in healthcare.

He is particularly concerned about the effect vaccinations have on vulnerable infants and is identifying the common thread of many toxic agents that are dramatically threatening present and future generations of children. His book, The Terror of Pediatric Medicine, is a free e-book offered on his web site. Humane Pediatrics will be an e-book available early in 2011 and then quickly as possible put into print.

Dr. Sircus is a most prolific and courageous writer and one can read through hundreds of pages on his various web sites.

He has recently released a number of e-books including Winning the War Against Cancer, Survival Medicine for the 21st Century, Sodium Bicarbonate, Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment, New Paradigms in Diabetic Care and Bringing Back the Universal Medicine: IODINE.

Dr. Sircus is a pioneer in the area of natural detoxification and chelation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. He is also a champion of the medicinal value of minerals and seawater.

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, his first published work, offers a stunning breakthrough in medicine, an entirely new way to supplement magnesium that naturally increases DHEA levels, brings cellular magnesium levels up quickly, relieves pain, brings down blood pressure and pushes cell physiology in a positive direction. Magnesium chloride delivered transdermally brings a quick release from a broad range of conditions. His second edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy will be out shortly. In addition he writes critically about the political and financial crises occurring around us.

International Medical Veritas Association: http://www.imva.info/

Article Source - naturalnews.com

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 6 February 2012 01:03 CET
Is the Placebo Effect Real?
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Hypnosis & Psychology

The placebo effect – when people taking so-called "dummy pills" begin to experience the side effects expected for the real pills – is a controversial phenomenon that seems to show that when it comes to some things, it really is mind over matter.

A placebo, also known as a sugar pill, is a treatment that is often given to study participants as a control to compare the effects of "nothing" to the effects of an actual treatment. But studies in the past have shown that, inexplicably, placebos can have positive effects.

Full story from lifeslittlemysteries.com

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 6 February 2012 10:29 CET
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Disruption of Biological Clocks Can Lead to Neurodegeneration
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Health

New research at Oregon State University provides evidence for the first time that disruption of circadian rhythms -- the biological "clocks" found in many animals -- can clearly cause accelerated neurodegeneration, loss of motor function and premature death.

Full story from sciencedaily.com

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 5 February 2012 02:32 CET
Teens who talk back to their parents may have the brightest futures
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Hypnosis & Psychology

It's called the terrible teens for a reason.

For it's the time when domestic life becomes a verbal battleground between the ever-independent teenager and their ever-worrying parents.

But as surprising as it may sound, such arguments can actually have a very positive outcome for your child if conducted in the right way.

Full Story from dailymail.co.uk

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 5 February 2012 17:59 CET
UFO Chased Over Skies of Los Angeles
Mood:  cheeky
Topic: UFO's & Aliens

An amazing UFO video has popped up on YouTube in which an unidentified flying object is chased by other aircraft as a stunned family watches the action.

The video below shows a long clip of the UFO flying over the skies just outside LA as a family chatters excitedly about the incredible sight. The OVNI is definitely not like any known aircraft as a close up shows it spinning, with lights running all around its hull.

Full Story from news.gather.com

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 5 February 2012 10:54 CET
Saturday, 4 February 2012
How green zealots are destroying the planet!
Mood:  bright
Topic: Global Warming

Just imagine a world where you never had to worry about global warming, where the ice caps, the ‘drowning’ Maldives and the polar bears were all doing just fine.

Imagine a world where CO2 was our friend, fossil fuels were a miracle we should cherish, and economic growth made the planet cleaner, healthier, happier and with more open spaces.

Actually, there’s no need to imagine: it already exists. So why do so many people still believe otherwise?

Full Story from dailymail.com

Posted by mindpotion Network at 22:02 CET
Strange Sounds and Triangle UFO Filmed Over Dublin
Mood:  chatty
Topic: UFO's & Aliens

A triangular UFO, accompanied by the strange sounds phenomenon, was filmed over the skies of Dublin, Ireland and posted as a video on YouTube.

A familiar shape to North American skies, a triangle object with three glowing tips and folding over on itself, was taped as the witness wondered aloud what it could be he was seeing and his dog barked nervously off camera.

Full Story from news.gather.com


Posted by mindpotion Network at 11:06 CET
Updated: Saturday, 4 February 2012 15:38 CET
Does My Partner Belong to Me? The Justification for Jealousy
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Emotions

Romantic jealousy is often perceived to express our fear of losing an important human being who belongs to us; accordingly, jealousy is criticized for regarding another person as our property. However, it seems that the meaning of possession indicated here may not be mechanical, like when I say that I own a car, but a psychological one, which implies that I deserve to exclusively have certain types of relationships. The presence of the psychological meaning is indicated by the fact that the loss in jealousy is not accidental; it is rather an expression of a deliberate preference for another over me. Accordingly, jealous people do not treat their mates as an inanimate object, but as free responsible people able to make reasonable choices.

Full Article from psychologytoday.com

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 4 February 2012 10:20 CET
Why Religion Makes Only Some of Us Happy
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Religion

Religious people tend to feel better about themselves and their lives, but a new study finds that this benefit may only hold in places where everyone else is religious, too.

According to the new study of almost 200,000 people in 11 European countries, people who are religious have higher self-esteem and better psychological adjustment than the non-religious only in countries where belief in religion is common. In more secular societies, the religious and the non-religious are equally well-off.

Full Story from livescience.com

Posted by mindpotion Network at 01:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 4 February 2012 01:22 CET

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