Lack of sleep increases inflammation in the body

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Nothing like a good night’s sleep. Yes, we all have spent nights tossing and turning. The next day we feel horrible, with poor concentration, headaches, drowsiness, and exacerbated pains due to inflammation among other things. People have been talking about lack of sleep resulting in obesity, a shorter life span, mental and cognitive problems, alteration of hormones and metabolism, etc. This is all very interesting in view of the following recent article via eurakalert.org ...

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Statins and the Cholesterol Myth

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Cholesterol, essential ingredient for life, health and sex

Although cholesterol has a bad reputation for clogging the arteries, it’s not the enemy. Cholesterol is essential for life and health. It provides energy to cells, helps make cell membranes, and assists in the formation of sheaths around nerves. Plus, it plays a vital role in the production of the sex hormones testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, and other adrenal hormones like DHEA and cortisol.

While cholesterol is in some foods we ...

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Divine ants

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I came across an extraordinary story via Nouvel Observateur [1] about an old man whose teeth fell when he was 72 years old, after which they grew back again. He was able able to chew hazelnuts at 87 years of age, claiming that his steal health was all thanks to ants. He washed the ants with pure water, then he dried them and finally he grilled them until it all became powder from which he was ...

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Adrenal Recovery Soup

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Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue?

Here is a healthy vegetable soup recipe, proved to be useful in restoring adrenal function. The high energy soup, known as “Taz” comes from Dolores S. Downey’s “Balancing body chemistry with nutrition seminars,” Cannonburg, MI 49317, page 158:

Adrenal Recovery Soup

16oz. green beans

1 cup chopped celery

1 zucchini, sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

1 cup tomato juice

1 cup spring water

2 tbsp. raw honey

1 tsp. Paprika

1 cup chicken broth

pepper to taste

Combine ingredients and simmer for one hour until vegetables ...

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Shy or Highly Sensitive?

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The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron was published nearly 10 years ago and it has changed the life of thousands of readers. Just imagine, a highly sensitive person (HSP) may think of herself or himself as an inborn introvert, neurotic or shy person, or as if she or he has some sort of problem and when a non-HSP psychologist or even when the average non-HSP person describes sensitive individuals according how ...

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Parkinson’s Disease: 30 tips and an inner view

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Background

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common serious movement disorder in the world, affecting about 1% of adults older than 55 years. It represents the most common example of a family of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by variable degrees of “parkinsonism” which is defined as a paucity and slowness of movement (bradykinesia), tremor at rest, rigidity, shuffling gait, and flexed posture. Parkinsonism results from a reduction of dopaminergic transmission ...

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The Brugada Syndrome

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History

54 years old make, brought to the Emergency Room (ER) at Miguel Server Hospital when he was found semi unconscious. He was seen working a few hours earlier in an apparently normal way; he arrives to the ER in an obnubilate state, with evident right hemiparesis and motor aphasia.

History of Personal Past Illnesses

His family members referred that he had a non-treated diabetes (high blood sugar), hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia (high ...

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Mortal Nightmare

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Folk and fairy tales tells of deadly visions that visit us in our sleep. The example that comes into mind is a healthy man who goes to bed and is heard to cry out during his sleep, the next morning he is dead. The same example is seen repeatedly elsewhere. Can you imagine what it is to die in one’s sleep? No wonder folklore, mythology and the like took the matter quite descriptively. We find more background via a most ...

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