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Mammograms ‘see’ three cancers that aren’t there for every one that is, UK government admits | What Doctors Don't Tell You

Mammograms ‘see’ three cancers that aren’t there for every one that is, UK government admits | What Doctors Don't Tell You | True Health | Scoop.it
What Doctors Don't Tell You is a health advice site with articles on how to beat asthma, arthritis, cancer, depression and other chronic conditions.
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Women are finally being told the truth about the limitations and dangers of routine mammography screening for breast cancer.  A new NHS (National Health Service) leaflet warns that the technology is three times more likely to pick up a benign abnormality—which may result in chemotherapy or a mastectomy—than an actual life-threatening tumour. The new leaflet, which will be made available to the 3 million women aged between 50 and 70 who are each year invited to have a routine mammogram screening in the UK, points out that for every life saved by the technology, it will detect a benign abnormality in three people, and trigger a course of chemotherapy or breast-removal.

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Dominique Dock's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:35 PM

not to mention the radiations received at each of those mammograms...

DebbyBruck's curator insight, September 20, 2013 4:37 PM

We have been told mammograms are the only form of prevention for women. Everyone has cancer cells throughout their lifetime that the immune system eliminates and controls. Learning to harness the power of the innate immune system will be the best form of prevention. My article on mammograms gives a full explanation of screening techniques and risks. http://debbybruck.hubpages.com/hub/mammography-controversy-screening-homeopathy

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'Home-brewed morphine' made possible - BBC News

'Home-brewed morphine' made possible - BBC News | True Health | Scoop.it
Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.
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Dr. Norman Shealy: The Meaning of Life and Oxytocin

Dr. Norman Shealy: The Meaning of Life and Oxytocin | True Health | Scoop.it
Nicolae Tanase: Dr. Shealy, what is the meaning of life? Norman Shealy: In many ways, this is a simple question with a more simple answer—the meaning/purpose of life is to learn to do good, to help...
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More Consensus on the Health Benefits of Tea and Coffee

More Consensus on the Health Benefits of Tea and Coffee | True Health | Scoop.it
Drinking coffee in moderation and tea help reduced risk of chronic diseases and might lengthen your life.
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Rather than suggesting it be eliminated, however, the report said Americans could safely consume up to five cups of coffee a day, or approximately 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine, with no detrimental effects.1

It's a definite sign of the times. Coffee shop chains have been growing more than 10 percent annually, compared to 2 percent a year for fast food chains. There are about 20,000 coffee shops in the US, although 75 percent of the coffee brewed daily is actually consumed at home.2

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Could Strong Hands Mean a Longer Life?

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Medical researchers have thought for a while that grip strength was a good indicator of health. After all, strong muscles are one aspect of overall fitness, and overall fitness clearly has something to do with cardiovascular health, and your risk of dropping dead in the next year. But most of the studies that back up that claim are limited—one, for example, focused entirely on Swedish young men aged 16 to 19, and the bulk of the research has been conducted in high-income countries, like Sweden and the United States.

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Naomie Mullins's comment, May 16, 3:50 PM
For every five-kilogram decrease in grip strength, the risk of dying within four years increased by 16 percent.

Compared with past research, the PURE study has a major advantage: a sample of nearly 140,000 people from countries around the world. Each of those individuals went through an initial interview and health screening, which included measuring grip strength. The team followed up an average of four years later to determine how participants' health had changed. Over that time, 2.4 percent of the participants died from a variety of afflictions.
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"Our study suggests that measurement of grip strength is a simple, inexpensive risk-stratifying method to assess risk of death," in countries around the world, the team writes today in The Lancet. Still, they emphasize that weak muscles are just an indicator, and not a cause, of death—working that stress ball or spring grip probably isn't going to doing that much for your health.
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Boost Your Brain Health by Developing a Higher Purpose in Life

Boost Your Brain Health by Developing a Higher Purpose in Life | True Health | Scoop.it
One recent study found that having a purpose in life can benefit your health in a number of different ways, and ultimately help you live longer.
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One recent study1,2has even linked having a sense of purpose in life to reduced odds of suffering a stroke. More than 450 elderly were included in the study, and underwent annual physical and psychological evaluations until their death.

Purpose in life was judged on a five-point scale, and for every one-point increase in the score, the odds of having a macroscopic infarction (clearly visible stroke damage at autopsy) went down by about 50 percent.

In all, those with a strong sense of life purpose were 44 percent less likely to have suffered the kind of major brain tissue damage that drives up your risk of age-related dementia and disability.

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Naomie Mullins's comment, April 30, 8:26 AM
This link persisted even after adjusting for contributing factors such as obesity, smoking, diabetes, blood pressure, and lack of exercise. Lead author Lei Yu told Reuters:3


"We and others have shown that purpose in life is protective against multiple adverse health outcomes in older age... Importantly, purpose in life may be improved through changes in behaviors or participation in activities like volunteerism, among other things."

Having a sense of purpose in life is a key component of psychological well-being, and involves finding meaning in what you do and who you are, and leading a goal-directed life. According to the study:


"Older people with a greater sense of purpose are less likely to develop adverse health outcomes, including mortality, decline in physical function, frailty, disability, Alzheimer's disease (AD), and clinical stroke."
Naomie Mullins's comment, April 30, 8:28 AM
Positive Attitudes Also Reduce Heart Disease Risk and Influences Gene Expression


Other studies have shown that positive thoughts and attitudes can strengthen your immune system, decrease pain and chronic disease, and provide stress relief.

For instance, one study5 found that happiness, optimism, life satisfaction, and other positive psychological attributes are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

It's even been scientifically shown that happiness can alter your genes. A team of researchers at UCLA showed that people with a deep sense of happiness and well-being had lower levels of inflammatory gene expression and stronger antiviral and antibody responses.6

This falls into the realm of epigenetics—changing the way your genes function by altering environmental factors, which includes your thoughts and emotions.
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Tap Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, & Oxytocin

Tap Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, & Oxytocin | True Health | Scoop.it
These four chemicals are responsible for our happiness, and here's how you can intentionally make them increase and flow.
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We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree.

Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can intentionally cause them to flow.

Being in a positive state has significant impact on our motivation, productivity, and wellbeing. No sane person would be opposed to having higher levels in those areas.

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Why being 'overweight' actually means you live longer

Why being 'overweight' actually means you live longer | True Health | Scoop.it
I have been studying medical research for many years, and the single most outstanding thing I have learned is that many medical "facts" are simply not true. Let's take as an example the health risks of drinking alcohol. If you are a man, it has virtually become gospel that drinking more than 21 units of alcohol a week is damaging to your health. But where did the evidence to support this well-known "fact" come from?
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many medical "facts" are simply not true. Let's take as an example the health risks of drinking alcohol. If you are a man, it has virtually become gospel that drinking more than 21 units of alcohol a week is damaging to your health. But where did the evidence to support this well-known "fact" come from?

The answer may surprise you. According to Richard Smith, a former editor of the British Medical Journal, the level for safe drinking was "plucked out of the air". He was on a Royal College of Physicians team that helped produce the guidelines in 1987. He told The Times newspaper that the committee's epidemiologist had conceded that there was no data about safe limits available and that "it's impossible to say what's safe and what isn't". Smith said the drinking limits were "not based on any firm evidence at all", but were an "intelligent guess".

In time, the intelligent guess becomes an undisputed fact.

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Being a Night Owl May Be Bad for Your Health

Being a Night Owl May Be Bad for Your Health | True Health | Scoop.it
Compared with morning people, men who were night owls were significantly more likely to have diabetes, and women night owls were more than twice as likely to have metabolic syndrome.
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They found 480 morning types, 95 night owls, and 1,045 who fit into neither group.

The scientists measured all for glucose tolerance, body composition and waist size, and gathered information on other health and behavioral characteristics. The study is online in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Regular Exercise Reduces Risk of Cancer and Dementia

Regular Exercise Reduces Risk of Cancer and Dementia | True Health | Scoop.it
Exercise can help slash your risk of cancer, lessen risk of cancer recurrence, and also helps diminish your risk of dementia.
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Lack of Sleep Promotes Alzheimer's Disease

Lack of Sleep Promotes Alzheimer's Disease | True Health | Scoop.it
Increased risk of Alzheimer's disease is linked to poor sleep or lack of sleep according to a number of studies.
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The glymphatic system gets into your brain by "piggybacking" on the blood vessels in your brain. (The "g" in glymphatic is a nod to "glial cells"—the brain cells that manage this system.)

By pumping cerebral spinal fluid through your brain's tissues, the glymphatic system flushes the waste from your brain back into your body's circulatory system. From there, the waste eventually reaches your liver, where it's ultimately eliminated.

The clincher is that this system ramps up its activity during sleep, thereby allowing your brain to clear out toxins, including harmful proteins called amyloid-beta, the buildup of which has been linked to Alzheimer's.

During sleep, the glymphatic system becomes 10 times more active than during wakefulness. Simultaneously, your brain cells shrink by about 60 percent, allowing for greater efficiency of waste removal.

During the day, the constant brain activity causes your brain cells to swell in size until they take up just over 85 percent of your brain's volume,9 thereby disallowing effective waste removal during wakefulness.

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Dr. Nick Begich: HAARP, Secret Sciences & High Tech Mind Control 3/5 - YouTube

Dr. Nick Begich has been pursuing independent research in science and politics for most of his adult life. Dr Begich received a doctorate in traditional medi...
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The best way to control people is to keep them in a constant state of agitation.

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How the Power of Your Mind Can Influence Your Healing & Recovery

How the Power of Your Mind Can Influence Your Healing & Recovery | True Health | Scoop.it
Placebo effects can arise not only from a conscious belief in a drug but also from subconscious associations between recovery and healing.
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Missing link found between brain, immune system | KurzweilAI

Missing link found between brain, immune system | KurzweilAI | True Health | Scoop.it
Maps of the lymphatic system: old (left) and updated (right) (credit: University of Virginia Health System) Overrturning decades of textbook teaching,
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Naomie Mullins's comment, June 28, 5:31 PM
Overrturning decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

The finding could have significant implications for the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis.

“It changes entirely the way we perceive the neuro-immune interaction. We always perceived it before as something esoteric that can’t be studied. But now we can ask mechanistic questions.” said Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, professor in the UVA Department of Neuroscience and director of UVA’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG).

“We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role,” Kipnis said. “Hard to imagine that these vessels would not be involved in a [neurological] disease with an immune component.”
Naomie Mullins's comment, June 28, 5:31 PM
The discovery was made possible by the work of Antoine Louveau, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Kipnis’ lab, who noticed vessel-like patterns in the distribution of immune cells on his slides of a mouse’s meninges — the membranes covering the brain.

So how did the brain’s lymphatic vessels manage to escape notice all this time? Kipnis described them as “very well hidden” — they follow a major blood vessel down into the sinuses, an area difficult to image. “It’s so close to the blood vessel, you just miss it… if you don’t know what you’re after.”

Alzheimer’s, Autism, MS and Beyond

The unexpected presence of the lymphatic vessels raises a tremendous number of questions that now need answers, both about the workings of the brain and the diseases that plague it.

For example: “In Alzheimer’s, there are accumulations of big protein chunks in the brain,” Kipnis said. “We think they may be accumulating in the brain because they’re not being efficiently removed by these vessels.”

He noted that the vessels look different with age, so the role they play in aging is another avenue to explore. And there’s an enormous array of other neurological diseases, from autism to multiple sclerosis, that must be reconsidered in light of the presence of something science insisted did not exist.

The findings have been published online by the journal Nature and will appear in a forthcoming print edition.
Naomie Mullins's comment, June 28, 5:32 PM
Abstract of Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels

One of the characteristics of the central nervous system is the lack of a classical lymphatic drainage system. Although it is now accepted that the central nervous system undergoes constant immune surveillance that takes place within the meningeal compartment1, 2, 3, the mechanisms governing the entrance and exit of immune cells from the central nervous system remain poorly understood4, 5, 6. In searching for T-cell gateways into and out of the meninges, we discovered functional lymphatic vessels lining the dural sinuses. These structures express all of the molecular hallmarks of lymphatic endothelial cells, are able to carry both fluid and immune cells from the cerebrospinal fluid, and are connected to the deep cervical lymph nodes. The unique location of these vessels may have impeded their discovery to date, thereby contributing to the long-held concept of the absence of lymphatic vasculature in the central nervous system. The discovery of the central nervous system lymphatic system may call for a reassessment of basic assumptions in neuroimmunology and sheds new light on the aetiology of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases associated with immune system dysfunction.
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Medical Fraud: Sorting Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense

Medical Fraud: Sorting Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense | True Health | Scoop.it
Some health recommendations are completely made up and have no scientific basis, like the healthy alcohol consumption levels and more.
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Cholesterol, weight, alcohol intake fallacies...and more

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Dr. Malcolm Kendrick wrote the book Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense
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Offline: What is medicine's 5 sigma? - The Lancet

Offline: What is medicine's 5 sigma? - The Lancet | True Health | Scoop.it
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The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness. As one participant put it, “poor methods get results”. The Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical Research Council, and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have now put their reputational weight behind an investigation into these questionable research practices. The apparent endemicity of bad research behaviour is alarming. In their quest for telling a compelling story, scientists too often sculpt data to fit their preferred theory of the world. Or they retrofit hypotheses to fit their data. Journal editors deserve their fair share of criticism too. We aid and abet the worst behaviours. Our acquiescence to the impact factor fuels an unhealthy competition to win a place in a select few journals.

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Blowing on Your Thumb Can Calm Down Stress on the Spot

Blowing on Your Thumb Can Calm Down Stress on the Spot | True Health | Scoop.it
If you're feeling stressed, there are many home remedies you could use for relief. Meditation, yoga, acupressure, an ear massage, more sleep, shower soothers, playing video games… the list is endless. But a lot of these methods require a significant amount of time, so what do you do when you need immediate stress relief? If you can't get control of your breathing, try blowing on your thumb. How Blowing on Your Thumb Reduces Stress Hidden in your body is a set of key nerves called the vagus nerve. There are two of these expansive nerves in your body, one running down each side from your
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How Blowing on Your Thumb Reduces Stress

Hidden in your body is a set of key nerves called the vagus nerve. There are two of these expansive nerves in your body, one running down each side from your brainstem and neck into the chest and abdomen, according to the Mayo Clinic. Stimulating these nerves leads to a slowing of the heart, which therefore reduces stress and calms you down.

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Naomie Mullins's comment, May 3, 12:23 PM

Another method you could try is placing your face in ice water while holding your breath. If you don't have the luxury of filling up a sink with ice, then placing a piece of ice on your face while holding your breath is another option.

One more way to induce the Valsalva maneuver is to do a headstand.


It's Not Just for Stress Either

While stimulating the vagus nerve helps reduce stress, it's also helpful in many other ways. In patients with supraventricular tachycardia, or SVT (a type of abnormal heart rhythm), these vagal maneuvers are used to help slow down messages sent to the heart from the brain and help correct their heart rhythm, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Michigan.

Weight lifters also use these vagal maneuvers to help keep their spines straight and reduce the load on the lumbar and thoracic portions of the spine. The pressure buildup also increases power output, according to My Weight Lifting.

The Mayo Clinic also notes that stimulation of the vagus nerve can soothe depression, anxiety, and even migraine pain.

Vagus nerve stimulation is also used to stop or reduce the severity of seizures in epilepsy patients. However, this can only be done with an implanted pacemaker-like device, so none of the techniques in this article will work on those with epilepsy.
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Fight Stress with Other Breathing Techniques

If blowing on your thumb, or one of the other vagal maneuvers above, doesn't quite work to relieve your stress, there are other breathing techniques you can use to find solace when worried or anxious. The simple act of increasing oxygen and slowing the heart rate can calm your frantic heartbeat quickly.
Naomie Mullins's comment, May 3, 12:24 PM
In an interview with NPR, physician and researcher Esther Sternberg said that taking slow, deep breaths when paranoid or anxious can effectively calm your fight-or-flight reaction down.

Interesting enough, deep breathing alone can help stimulate the vagus nerve. She said, "The relaxation response is controlled by another set of nerves—the main nerve being the vagus nerve. Think of a car throttling down the highway at 120 miles an hour. That's the stress response, and the vagus nerve is the brake."
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Positive thinking weight loss.

No one talks to you more than you “talk” to yourself. You can be your own best friend, or you can be your very worst enemy, depending upon the words you use with yourself. The thoughts that you think work directly on your subconscious.

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Can You Lose Weight from Positive Thinking?
By Jorge Cruise

Can you lose weight by saying affirmations and thinking more positively? A study done by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health found that when people focus on future positive events, an area of their brain activates that triggers serotonin production. So instead of turning to carbs to raise your serotonin, you can simply make daily affirmations, or what I call Think Fit™, part of your life. This will naturally increase your serotonin and reduce your carb cravings, while also decreasing your cortisol levels and feelings of stress!

Take a moment to think about the words you say to your children, your spouse, your parents, your friends. You undoubtedly tell them things like, “You can do it!” “You’re fabulous!” and “I love you!” And I’ll bet you’re usually courteous, kind and pleasant even to strangers in line at the grocery store.

Quick self test: Have you honestly said these sorts of things to yourself recently? Probably not. And that’s the secret saboteur that’s been holding you back in your health goals! You may have been eating the right foods. You may have even been minimizing your vegging-out time on the couch. But you likely haven’t given a thought to your thoughts.

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Naomie Mullins's comment, April 26, 8:17 AM
1. Start Loving Yourself
Pop quiz: Would you love your mom more if she weighed less? Would you be kinder to your best friend if her BMI were lower? Could you feel happier with your child if she wore smaller clothes? Of course not! Your love for them isn’t in any way tied to their waist measurement, BMI, or size. But what about your love for yourself?

The trick to real happiness is to stop beating yourself up for what you are not, and accept who you are right now. This is also the key to your ability to make more positive changes in your life. You deserve to be happy, and you deserve to love yourself, whatever your shape and size.

What do you like about yourself? What are your outstanding qualities that make you special? What are some instances where maybe you surprised yourself by showing extra kindness or goodness?

Take a few minutes to explore what this means for you. Love yourself as a mother loves her newborn baby. Be as kind to yourself as you are to your best friend. Show yourself compassion, nurturing, and tender care. Embrace and forgive yourself. It’s the first path to freedom.

Forget the negative words you used to say to yourself. Instead, think about the new positive words you’re going to be telling yourself from now on.
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2. Honor Your Mentors
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” This Buddhist proverb is one of my favorites. And it’s especially apt for the journey you’re on, which is so supported by coaching.

Today I want you to think about the different coaches you have had in your life. You might have called them “teachers” or “mentors.” Perhaps they were your parents or grandparents, athletic coaches, community leaders, or even bosses. For me, I am incredibly grateful to my mother, who was so influential in my life.

For “extra credit,” send one or two of your coaches an e-mail—or, better yet, a handwritten note—expressing your gratitude. I guarantee that doing so will make your day, and it may very well make their month!

When you are ready to be healed, the right teachers and coaches will appear for you. And they will be ready to help you, to heal you, so you can take your journey to the next step.

Take a trip down memory lane: spend a few minutes thinking of the names of five of your most influential coaches.
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3. Create Healthy Thoughts about Food

This quote by Robert J. Kursar is one of my favorites: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Interestingly, it’s often attributed to both Mark Twain and Henry Ford. However, no matter who said it first, it surely bears repeating.

If you’ve struggled with your weight, you probably think about food—a lot. You might spend a lot of time thinking about when you can eat, what you “should” be eating, what you can’t have, and so on. And after every meal or snack, the cycle continues, going on and on.

Let’s remember that part of the process of creating healthy habits is changing the way we think and approaching things from a new perspective. Let’s try to implement methods in our lives that promote a new way of living. What is food to you? Do you see it as just sustenance? Is it a source of pleasure? Do you use it as a reward? Or for love?

For so many of us, food is not only something we enjoy, but also something we offer to ourselves as a reward, and something we offer to others as a symbol of our love. Being mindful about how you perceive and use food is the first step in your journey toward a new, healthier relationship with it.

Write down some of your thoughts about food, and brainstorm ways that you can reframe them in a healthier way.
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You Were Born a Healer! » FinerMinds

You Were Born a Healer! » FinerMinds | True Health | Scoop.it
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Energy Breathing Step-by-Step:Sit or lie down in a comfortable position.Put a smile on your face (this helps relax your mind and body).Place the tip of your tongue gently against the roof of your mouth (this connects the two main energy channels in your body).Breathe through your nose in slow, gentle, deep breaths.As you breathe in, gently pull your lower stomach in a little.As you breathe out, let your stomach out.

Yin and Yang: The upper part of the body belongs to yang energy; the lower part of the body belongs to yin energy. Breathing in is a part of yin energy; breathing out is yang. One of the reasons we get sick is that yin and yang energies are not communicating well. By pulling your lower stomach in as you inhale and letting it out as you exhale, you are enhancing the communication of the yin and yang energies.

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Naomie Mullins's comment, April 22, 7:38 AM
To end your energy breathing session,
• Take one final, slow, gentle, deep breath
•Slowly open your eyes
•Rub your hands together, palm to palm
•Gently massage your face . . .
•Running your fingertips gently up each side of the bridge of your nose to your forehead, then out and down to your chin in a circular motion
•Repeat this motion several times.

That’s all there is to it. Energy Breathing is just that simple.
Naomie Mullins's comment, April 22, 7:39 AM
Sword Fingers Steps
•Put your index finger and middle finger together on one hand and point them straight forward as if they were a ray gun. I call this your Sword Fingers.
•Point your Sword Fingers at your friend’s sore shoulder from about six inches to a foot or so away. The distance doesn’t matter just don’t touch the shoulder.
•Now, visualize light, beautiful, healing light or energy, is shooting out of the end of your fingers into your friend’s sore shoulder. (Again, you can also just say it in your mind and know it’s happening.)
•Next, move your Sword Fingers up and down in a chopping motion visualizing the healing light is breaking up the energy blockage in the shoulder. Keep doing this for thirty seconds to a minute.
•Now, you stop the Sword Fingers and open your hand and spread your fingers. Visualize the healing light is flowing from the tips of your fingers and thumb into the area where you’ve just broken up the energy blockage.

•Use your “energy fingers” to take hold of the remaining energy blockage, pull it out and throw it away. Again, do this from six to twelve inches away and don’t touch the shoulder. (An important point here is that there is no good energy or bad energy just too much energy in this case and you are helping to bring energy balance.)
•Continue pulling out the blockage and throwing it away for a minute or two. As you start pulling the blockage out it may feel heavy or sticky like pulling taffy. Some people notice this immediately for others it takes more time.
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•Whether you feel the energy or not just know in your mind that it’s happening. When the energy feels lighter or after no more than two minutes stop pulling out the blockage and move to the final step in Sword Fingers.
•Now, visualize beautiful, healing light and energy is flowing from the palm of your hand into the area where you removed the blockage. You might want to use a light pumping motion.
•Continue sending this healing energy into the area for thirty seconds to a minute. This movement helps get the energy flowing through the area again and bring it back into balance.
•As you are sending the energy from your palm, say in your mind, “Your pain is gone. You are completely healed.” “Your blockage is gone. Completely healed.” No need to say it aloud. Just say it in your mind and know it’s happening.
•Finally, give your friend a smile and say to your friend, “Feel better, now.” Don’t ask if the pain is still there. That will focus their mind back on the pain. Give them a positive message.

If you are skeptical, that’s fine. But, give it a try. Many skeptical people are amazed the very first time they use Sword Fingers.

If you believe it works, it works. If you don’t believe it works, it still works though it might take a little longer. Try it a few times and see what happens. Just open your mind to the limitless possibilities of the universe and allow your natural healing ability to flow.
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'Love Hormone' Has Same Effect on Humans and Dogs

'Love Hormone' Has Same Effect on Humans and Dogs | True Health | Scoop.it
Canines more likely to bond with their owners after a hit of oxytocin
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To find out, scientists in Japan sprayed either oxytocin or a saline spray into the nostrils of 16 pet dogs, all more than 1 year old. The canines then joined their owners, who were seated in another room and didn’t know which treatment their pooch had received. The owners were instructed to ignore any social response from their dogs. But those Fidos that inhaled the oxytocin made it tough for their masters not to break the rule. A statistical analysis showed the canines were more likely to sniff, lick, and paw at their people than were those given the saline solution.

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Naomie Mullins's comment, April 17, 9:29 AM
Who needs children when a puppy can provide a similar emotional experience? After playing with their pets, dog owners experience a burst in a hormone linked to infant care, not to mention romantic love and friendship, new research finds.

Nicknamed the "cuddle chemical" and the "love drug", oxytocin has been found to dampen stress, combat depression, and breed trust in humans. Studies of voles, mice and rats also point to oxytocin's role in pair bonding and social memory.

For this reason, biologists Miho Nagasawa and Takefumi Kikusui, of Azuba University in Japan, wondered whether social contact between two different species could boost oxytocin levels, as well.
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http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16412-pet-dogs-rival-humans-for-emotional-satisfaction.html ^^^
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Acetaminophen Blunts Both Positive And Negative Emotions

Acetaminophen Blunts Both Positive And Negative Emotions | True Health | Scoop.it
This over-the-counter med for everyday aches and pains may be taking away more than just your physical discomfort.
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The Spiritual Nature of Cancer

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How the patient takes the news will determine if there will be metastasis and if other cancers form in the lungs, liver or kidneys. (Metastasis is very rare in animals.)by Stephen Coleman(henrymakow.com)In response to the many differing cancer cure claims, I wish to address the ignorance surrounding this class of
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Stress affects the balance of bacteria in the gut and immune response

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Stress can change the balance of bacteria that naturally live in the gut, according to new research.
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To determine whether the microbiome contributes to stressor-induced immunoenhancement, mice were exposed to a social stressor called social disruption (SDR), that increases circulating cytokines and primes the innate immune system for enhanced reactivity. Bacterial populations in the cecum were characterized using bacterial tag-encoded FLX amplicon pyrosequencing. Stressor exposure significantly changed the community structure of the microbiota, particularly when the microbiota were assessed immediately after stressor exposure. Most notably, stressor exposure decreased the relative abundance of bacteria in the genus Bacteroides, while increasing the relative abundance of bacteria in the genus Clostridium. The stressor also increased circulating levels of IL-6 and MCP-1, which were significantly correlated with stressor-induced changes to three bacterial genera (i.e., Coprococcus, Pseudobutyrivibrio, and Dorea). In follow up experiments, mice were treated with an antibiotic cocktail to determine whether reducing the microbiota would abrogate the stressor-induced increases in circulating cytokines. Exposure to SDR failed to increase IL-6 and MCP-1 in the antibiotic treated mice. These data show that exposure to SDR significantly affects bacterial populations in the intestines, and remarkably also suggest that the microbiota are necessary for stressor-induced increases in circulating cytokines

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Lana Lokteff / Robert Guffey - 09 April 2014 - YouTube

Radio 3Fourteen/Red Ice Creations - Lana Lokteff interviews Robert Guffey, 32nd Degree Freemason, author of "Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form"....
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ConspiREALITY

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technology and ConspiREALITY

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Budget money being used for technology and gaslighting of individuals.