Sugar Shock: Why Less Sugar Will Make You Much Sweeter

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Our bodies are simply not made to process the high quantities of the types of sugar that we consume nowadays.

Sugar is in no way nutritional and it actually depletes the body of its vitamin and mineral resources. High sugar consumption is tied to mental disorders, lower IQ, anxiety, aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, depression, eating disorders, fatigue, learning difficulties, and premenstrual syndrome among others.

One of the most important factors in brain aging and ...

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Glass Menagerie: A Modern Story of Feminine Vampirism

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Looking for something to watch during my far infrared sauna session, I stumbled upon The Glass Menagerie, based on Tennessee Williams’s play. I suddenly remembered that this play was referenced in Barbara Hort’s book, Unholy Hungers, in the context of the feminine vampire archetype. Although the label “vampire” may sound too drastic, it is actually very appropriate because the book is basically about psychic feeding ...

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Alzheimer’s as a New Diabetes Type

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Multiple factors like lack of sleep, electromagnetic fields, aluminum (found in anti-acids, water, foil wrap, deodorants, cookware) interact with our genes to produce diseases like Alzheimer’s. In addition, inflammation is always present in most diseases and Alzheimer’s is not an exception. Inflammatory-promoting factors include trans fats, saturated fat, stress, infections, lack of exercise, autoimmune diseases, vitamin deficiencies, celiac disease, colitis, sugar, and diabetes, all of which increase the risk of dementia and ...

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Toxoplasmosis and Personality Changes

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Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that lives in the intestines of cats, shedding eggs that can be picked up by rats and other animals. Humans and other animals can be hosts to Toxoplasma as well. People get infected by its eggs by handling soil or kitty litter. It is thought that for most people the parasite lives “quietly” in their bodies including the brain, and about half of ...

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Calcium Crazy: Why you actually need LESS Calcium and more Magnesium

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Calcified heart valve (near the center)One of the things I dread the most as a heart surgeon is… calcium. Yes, severely calcified valves and arteries are probably my worst nightmare. To remove the calcium, we have to use surgical instruments such as the “bone eater” – and even with that you struggle a lot! Eventually the instruments end up losing their sharp cutting edge. ...

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Bad Relationships Hurt Your Health

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Stress and other psychological factors have a major impact on our well being. 95% of all illnesses are either caused and/or worsened by stress. Excessive stress contributes to adrenal fatigue which then further contributes with the deterioration of our health.

Stress also contributes with inflammation which can damage our brain cells, it also causes severe depression and other mood disorders.

Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer found that a significant emotional event that is ...

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The Psychopath as a Medical Doctor

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I walked into a bookstore of a small Canadian town in 2005 and asked for a true crime story where a doctor was involved. I thought that perhaps it would help me to understand better pathological personalities and how insidious they are in our society, including the medical community. A few seconds later the guy brought me, Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell by Jack Olsen, which won the ...

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Killing in a Small Town: Repressed Anger

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As I mentioned yesterday, the misuse of anger can be hazardous to your health, but it can also have disproportionate consequences for those people around you. An example of this last case might be Killing in Small Town which I saw recently. The movie is about a brutal ax murder where the killer strikes her victim 41 times. The murderer is a reserved woman who repressed her anger in ...

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Anger and Sudden Death

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We usually get angry when we get frustrated due to misunderstandings. Many people consider anger to be an all-or-nothing feeling and this shouldn’t be the case. We don’t have to loose control when we’re angry. Actually, angry responses very seldom reach uncontrollable levels and when they do, they are usually because of misuse of angry feelings that have little or nothing to do with the immediate actual irritating situation. It is mainly ...

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Dissociation and Changes in Brain Structure

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Dissociation is a learned program which “protects” us from a cruel environment; like a trip to the moon which buffers us from an uncomfortable reality. Moments of stress reminds us of bad times during our childhoods and makes us dissociate from our surroundings.

Dissociation may take many forms, some people get tough and repressed, others are shy, others are paranoid and afraid, others are upset and cranky, still others are dreaming awake, etc, etc. ...

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