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The Excess of This Mineral Endangers Your Brain

The Mineral That Endangers Your Brain

Today, you probably consumed a toxin that can accumulate in your brain. If you don’t make an effort to avoid it, it can eventually set you up for serious memory problems as you age. The identity of this brain-killer is a common metal: copper. And as you may know, it’s actually in some mineral supplements.

Watch your water source

Watch your water source

Copper is scaring researchers because it keeps the brain from eliminating the toxic amyloid beta proteins that make up the brain plaques connected with Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, most tap water in the U.S. contains this mineral.

We need small amounts of copper. It plays many important roles in the body’s physiology. But scientists now believe many of us are being exposed to too much. As a result, they think, our levels of this mineral are out of balance and may be harming brain tissue.

“It is clear that, over time, copper’s cumulative effect is to impair the systems by which amyloid beta is removed from the brain,” says Rashid Deane, Ph.D., a research professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Neurosurgery. “This impairment is one of the key factors that cause the protein to accumulate in the brain and form the plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.”

You’re getting copper from sources you never think about

Copper is found in many foods. Red meat, shellfish and nuts as well as many fruits and vegetables contain copper. It’s also included in a variety of dietary supplements. Besides multivitamins and multi-minerals, it may be included in your zinc supplement – a common one that many men take for prostate health. Copper supports the body’s utilization of zinc.

Other sources include the water in your house, which travels through copper pipes in most homes and other buildings.

I wouldn’t worry about the copper found in healthy foods but few people indeed need to ingest any extra by way of supplements or tap water.

You need a small amount of copper to aid bone growth, nerve function, the creation of connective tissue and the secretion of hormones, but its presence in the brain interferes with the brain’s ability to get rid of toxins.

Is “leaky brain syndrome” a new disease?

Deane’s research1 shows that copper can foment a breakdown in the protective functions of the blood-brain barrier. This barrier is supposed to closely monitor and control what goes in and out of brain tissue.

When the blood-brain barrier is functioning normally, amyloid beta is removed from the brain by a protein called lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1). This protein lines the capillaries that supply blood to the brain. As blood flows through these tiny blood vessels, LRP1 picks up the type of amyloid beta found in brain tissue and instigates processes that take the amyloid beta into the blood supply and eliminate it from the body.

But when copper collects in capillary cells, it prevents this trash-removal process from taking place. Lab tests show that copper in the capillaries gradually causes the blood-brain barrier to become leaky. It starts to allow a growing amount of toxins into the brain.

Making matters worse, the copper also stimulates extra production of amyloid beta. This causes amyloid beta to clump together in networks among brain cells – called plaques — that grow so large, the brain’s elimination processes almost completely stop working. These plaques are the primary physical sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

How to reduce your exposure to copper (2)

  • Do not take a nutrition supplement that contains copper.
  • Before drinking tap water, run the water for 30 to 60 seconds to eliminate accumulated copper. You may also install a filtration system that takes copper out of your water.
  • Do not use hot water from the tap for cooking or drinking. Always use cold water and heat it on the stove.
References:
1 http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/08/14/1302212110.abstract
2 http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/factsheet/com/copper.html

8 Health WARNINGS Your Fingernails Are Telling You

Fingernails and disease don’t go together in most minds… but they should. Your fingernails can give you valuable health warnings and signal the presence of serious disease. Many of my patients are reacting immediately: That is Calcium deficiency. Do you think that way? Think twice!

Take a good long look at your nails. Hold a hand level with your nose about a foot out from your face and scrutinize each one.

Are your fingernails healthy, or sending you a health warning?

Are your fingernails healthy, or sending you a health warning?

Check Your Fingernails

Look at the curves, dips, ridges, and grooves. Check out how thick or thin they are and if your nails are chipped or broken. Make a note of the color of the nail itself, the skin under it, and the skin around the nail.

Check your memory — have your nails always looked like this? Changes to your fingernails and disease onset are linked, so note any new developments. With this fresh view, compare what you see with this list of eight potential fingernail health warnings.

 1. Discolored nails

nale2A healthy fingernail should be pink with a touch of pinkish white (moons) near the base. If your nails are a dull color or streaked with other colors, you may have a serious hidden health problem.

  • Green nails are a sign of bacterial infection
  • Red streaks in your nail bed are a warning of a heart valve infection
  • Blueish nails signal low oxygen levels in your blood
  • Dull nails mean a vitamin deficiency
  • White nails may signal liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • Dark stripes at the top (Terry’s nails) are associated with aging and congestive heart failure

Scrub those nails clean and really look at your nail color! Given the “rainbow” of potential health challenges, you want to be sure you see what your fingers are saying.

2. Thick nails

Thick nails are not natural. You want your nails to be strong, but if they resemble talons or claws more than traditional nails watch out!

  • Thickened nails that are otherwise normal can signal lung disease
  • Thick and rough-textured nails can signal a fungal infection
  • Thick and separated nails may mean thyroid disease or psoriasis
  • Unusual thickness may also be a symptom of a circulation problem

Thickening nails are a change that should tune you in to other health symptoms you may be ignoring. Also watch out for allergic reactions to new medications which can show up as suddenly thick nails!

3. Split nails

splitSplit nails aren’t just occasionally chipped or shut in doors. Instead, these nails seem to flake away in layers. Don’t blame frequent handwashing or nail polish for everything, especially since:

  • Split nails result from folic acid, Vitamin C, and protein deficiencies
  • Split nails combined with a pitted nail bed (base) can signal psoriasis, which begins in nails 10% of the time according to WebMD
  • Split nails may result from chronic malnutrition

Watch what you eat and check the psoriasis connection to fight back and pay more attention to your health overall.

4.Concave (Spoon) nails

concSpoon fingernails signal a number of internal issues. To be considered full spoons, nails will be soft and curve up, forming a dip that is often big enough to hold water. Spoon nails signal:

  • Iron deficiency (usually from anemia)
  • Hemachromatosis, a liver disorder where your body absorbs too much iron
  • Heart disease
  • Hypothyroidism

Your fingernail and health challenges go hand in hand — for many people, clearing up their health issue results in their spoon nails returning back to normal.

5. Pitted nails

pit1Small dips or holes in your nails can be a result of banging up your hands — or they could be a sign that you need to look more closely at your health. Nail pitting can signal:

  • Psoriasis
  • Connective tissue disorder
  • Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss
  • Zinc deficiency (when the pit seems to form a line across the middle of your nail)

Watch your hand to separate natural dents and dings from real, lasting pits. The first will clear up quickly, but pits linked to disease linger.

6. Ridges

ridge1Nails should have smooth surfaces with almost imperceptible lines. Obvious ridge lines are a signal that something is up with your body. Some of the most common conditions associated with heavy ridge lines are:

  • Iron deficiency
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Lupus (for red lines at the base of your nails)

Don’t just buff away your ridges — hear their warning!

7. Dry, brittle nails

You don’t need lotion or cuticle oil. If your nails are dry and brittle, you should check your hormone levels and bacterial health.

  • Thyroid disease leads to brittle, dry fingernails that crack and split easily
  • Fungus can make nails dry or even crumbly, affecting 12% of all Americans according to the American Academy of Dermatology

Both thyroid and fungal issues take time to treat, so you won’t see a difference in the look of your fingernails for a full growth cycle.

8. Clubbed nails

clubbIf you have plump skin that seems to swell around the nail, or if your nails seem to have puffed around your fingers, they are said to be “clubbed”. Clubbed nails can mean:

  • Lung disease, especially if you already have trouble breathing
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • AIDS

Your fingernails won’t be the only signs of these diseases, but they can provide confirmation or motivation to seek medical care.

Don’t ignore your hands or the health warnings they send. Fingernails and disease are more closely related than you think — check your nails often to protect your health! And, please, don’t fall in the group of people that reacts: That is Calcium deficiency! If you thought that, check this FREE book now.

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The Binaural Beats Tool

Wave Inductions to Produce Resonance On Your Brain

Some people find that traditional meditation could be difficult to master since it takes some time and most people have a hard time getting themselves to stick to a regular meditation practice.

That’s how our sixth tool becomes handy. You know, neurons in your brain—functional cell units of the nervous system— communicate with each other all day long; they activate electrical impulses that fluctuate rhythmically in different patterns called brain wave patterns, or brain frequencies.

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Your thoughts, your emotions, and feelings are closely associated with these patterns or frequencies. Your body’s diverse systems functions are identified as well with these frequency patterns which affect the quality of life you are living!

Thus, one effective way to pattern and upgrade your broadcast frequencies is to speak to your brain in its ‘native tongue,’ the language of frequencies. You can experience the power by subscribing to the “Total Immersion Program” (TIP). Just go to www.TotalImmersionProgram.com and find which program fits you best.

Brain Wave Patterns

There are several kinds of brain wave patterns. The fastest frequency is called the beta brain wave pattern, which is the frequency range of ordinary waking consciousness.

We can associate Beta waves with concentration, stimulation, awareness, and understanding.

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At its highest and most rapid levels, though, beta is associated with apprehension, disharmony, and anxiety.

On the other side, when you become more calmed and relaxed, your brain wave activity slows down into what is called the alpha brain wave pattern. This pattern goes from deep alpha –a state of deep relaxation— to the higher end of Alpha, where we get more focus and a very relaxed state.

Inducing Frequencies in your Brain

The wave induction method works by effortlessly inducing in the brain, wave patterns with the simple use of headphones as you play some soundtracks. Therefore, you can create the same frequency changes as traditional meditation, but many times faster.

The core of this method consists of soundtracks that begin by placing you in an alpha brain wave pattern which is the brainwave pattern of meditation, deep relaxation, joy, super-learning, and several other beneficial states. Then, gradually slow your brainwaves into a deeper alpha state. Some continue to decrease the frequency until a slower and deeper theta brain wave pattern is reached.

Researchers are referring Theta waves as the brain wave state of dreaming sleep level. It is often linked with many other uplifting states, like enlarged creativity, mental super learning levels, increased memory faculties, and what are called integrative experiences, where our minds are prone to positive introspection changes, the way we see ourselves and others, or certain life situations.

In the theta level, you will experience ‘ah-ha!’ experiences, where you suddenly have an insight or a great idea. These moments are accompanied by packets of theta waves produced in your brain.

If you desire a deeper experience with lasting results with the wave induction method, you can combine meditation while you watch videos with some of these soundtracks sequences incorporated where Afformations® or presupposition questions and affirmations are shown simultaneously. That way, you will expose your brain to what you see, hear, feel. Staking up presupposition messages will creep easily in your subconscious mind. Just go to www.TotalImmersionProgram.com and discover which program fits you.

“I give myself permission to expand my vision of myself and take inspired action which serves my highest purpose.” – Edward Wheeler

Breaking Your Mental ‘Prison’

Consider this wonderful paragraph from the book “It’s Not About the Money” by Bob Proctor.

At the beginning of the last chapter he says:

“Everyone wants to know how to escape from his or her own prison of perception. We all want to set out on the path to freedom. You may feel like you are in prison behind solid steel bars, but the truth is, the door to your personal jail cell is not locked. It never was. Nothing binds you to the results you have had and are currently having but the chains in your own mind. You are completely free to choose a new and exciting path.”

The Seventh Great Tool

I compounded all these six tools in my book “Transforming Vibes, Transforming Lives”. (Check it here) However, I left the best tool for the end: Total Immersion Program” or TIP (See here). There you will find my seventh tool. Go now and find it. You’ll be glad you did!

Get Meditation in Your ToolBox

Meditation An Ancient Practice In The Modern World

Today humans are under a lot of pressure due to an accelerated type of life which causes stress. As a result, stress produces a hormone in our body called Cortisol. Increased levels of Cortisol damage the brain and body. Meditation has been found an ideal tool to reduce stress and, therefore, the level of Cortisol.

First you have to ask “what is meditation?” because if you know ‘what’ then you’ll know ‘how’. I found Michael Beckwith’s definition quite accurate:

“Meditation is paying “undistractable” attention (no distraction) to that which is REAL, to ultimately become aware of that which is not transitory but that which is forever.” -Michael Beckwith, “What is Meditation?”

According to Beckwith, meditation has three basic ingredients:

  • Intention
  • Attention
  • Breathing

There is deep listening, which expands awareness. So start off with intention. When we set our intention is wake up call. We establish an intention to wake up.

You think and feel your intention, and then you let your attention wrap itself around that intention, until is very real. So, every time you sit, you have an intention to wake up. That’s what’s driving you, that’s what’s attracting and pulling you. So, we have here intention, and attention. And then you bring the attention to the breath.

Watch your breath. Now the breath is in present moment. You can’t breathe in the future and you can’t breathe in the past. You can only breathe in present moment. You are focusing in the present.

So with your attention on the breath, with your intention to wake up, you little-by-little-by-little come into present moment. The present is a portal to the now. The ‘now’ and the ‘present’ are not the same thing. The past, the present, and the future are ‘tenses’ in time. The ‘now’ is the eternal where love and peace, joy, goodness, intelligence, and benevolence are. They are eternal qualities.

Now, I invite you to have a real ‘truth session’ with yourself. Do some serious introspection.

Read it first and then do it. Don’t bother if you miss something at the beginning. It will come later as you do it again and again.

Meditation

Meditation

I want you to go inside; sit down somewhere and be quiet. Be very still. Tell yourself you’re becoming very, very quiet.

So you sit and you watch how you are breathing and focus only in that.

Have some soft, instrumental music if you prefer and find a comfortable position to sit in.

Close your eyes.

Concentrate in your breath and take a deep one. Very, very slow.

Gently exhale, counting down from 20.

Let yourself immerse into a relaxed state of mind.

To go deeper into this state of mind, start with a gentle relaxation of your body muscles.

Move your attention downward in your body, part by part, from the head, the neck, thorax, down to your feet and toes. Relax each section completely as you go.

Get Connected

Focus on your attention as a beam of light surrounding your entire body with a soft sphere or bubble of peace and loving energy.

Imagine the sphere expanding and connecting your being with the entire room, house, block, neighborhood, city, country, planet, solar system…

Feel the connection. Be one with the universe, connected with all forms of life.

Feeling Gratitude

Think about 3 or 5 things or events that you are grateful for. It could be something small, a cup of coffee, an old friend you met.

Express gratitude for these things. Recall with detail how they made you feel. Try to smell, touch, hear sounds, see the colors and shape, even taste it if you can.

Immerse in this gratitude. Feel the vibration in your entire body.

As you open your attention and gratitude for beautiful moments in life, you open the gate for greater moments to come.

Forgive

Think about someone that had a conflict with you.

Picture the person in front of you.

Apologize for any misunderstanding or any wrong doing you brought or they brought in your life. Forgive and ask for forgiveness.

Sense the peace that forgiveness gives in your body. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. Remember that we are all connected in the energy of life, know that any negative charge towards any person is a negative charge against yourself.

“Forgiveness is not just about the other. It’s for the beauty of your soul. It’s for your own capacity to fulfill your life.” – Jack Kornfield – Author

Bring Your Intention Now

See yourself having the perfect and peaceful day. Feel the joy and happiness. Make it as real and as vivid as possible.

See yourself interacting with other people that are happy to meet you.

Visualize yourself happy at the end of the day, and grateful for the magnificent and amazing day you had.

Accept the blessing

Ask to the Creator of the Universe for energy, support and blessings.

Feel this energy. Feel the support and the blessings like a protective light of energy covering you. Know that all the creation in on your side.

Ending the meditation

Bring yourself slowly out, feeling happy, counting from 1 to 5.

The more you practice meditation the easier it will be for you. As you do this in a daily basis. The entire process could last 5 to 10 minutes or more if you like.

Be prepare for magic events in your life

You will be able to hear with the ear that’s beyond in the ear. Which it’s a deep listening where you sit still as if someone is about to tell you the greatest secret in the world.

That what you hear, that what you think about, you will hear with consciousness which is hearing the inaudible; when you see with your consciousness you will see the invisible.

Now let’s have more tools. You haven’t seen nothing yet. See the next post.

Three More Potent Tools

With Constant Repetitions (Affirmations)

Repetitive Affirmation: The repetitive assertion of something you want to be true in your life. A solemn declaration you accept as being true.

Examples:

“I am happy, healthy and wealthy.”

“I am good enough.”

“Money comes to me with ease.”

“I’m so calm. I’m so happy. I’m so well informed. Everything I touch turns to gold. I’m surrounded by abundance.”

Now you can state your affirmations in three ways,

  1. Thinking them.
  2. Speaking them.
  3. Demonstrate them. Act with emotion. Combine the affirmation with an emotional impact. Act as if you already have it. Feel the emotion, an intense emotion! There’s the pretending. It sounds silly, but try it anyway. You will need literally to ‘hammer or batter’ your mind to go to the ‘imprint zone’ with this method. However, try it. While I will give you more tools to combine with ‘affirmations’.

We are living in a total mirage world. The reason you could be in debt is because you ‘pretend’ that you’re in debt, and you pretend money is hard to come, or you pretend nobody wants to hire you, or nobody would buy from you.

Pretend otherwise, show up for yourself with intense emotion and enthusiasm, knock on the door, print the business cards, buy the shoes, just do these consistent demonstrations. However, without an intense emotional trigger, you are working at a superficial level and you are not affecting your imprint zone.

I Matter

I Matter

Do these little things on a consistent basis with emotion as if your life depends on it. Then, as your life start changing, it will be easier to think it, and it will be easier to speak it.

You’re automatically dealing with acts of faith, where you even don’t know you are doing an act of faith. All of a sudden the pieces of the puzzle start shifting. Your life changes, and all of a sudden your life starts to mirror all of the pretending. (Read Lewis Howes’ life experience on Lewishowes.com/book)

Repetition is the mother of learning and is by repeating information that an action eventually gets rooted in the deepest area of our mind: the subconscious mind. As it gains strength the new information or action takes control and becomes predominant; other ideas that are not used as frequent become weaker and lose control.

Now let me show you one of my favorite tools I got for you and possibly more powerful than positive thinking alone. In fact, you can combine this tool with what you have learned.

Presupposition Questioning

This method is a very powerful tool for your toolbox.

But, before you say, “presuppo-what?” and drop this book away, let me help here a bit to discover what is this all about.

Presupposition means: To suppose or assume in beforehand; take for granted in advance.

At the beginning, the explanation may seem intimidating to you. However, at the end not only you will find it to be very simple, but very, very powerful as you discover how to apply this tool by taking advantage of the way your mind works.

Let’s discuss this great method.

Conversational therapists and psychologists are using the concept of “Presupposition Factor” as one important “Stealth Tactic” to deal with the mind.

So what exactly is a presupposition?

A presupposition is a linguistic assumption -something taken for granted.

Presuppositions are commonly used every day by everyone you know.

These are ideas your mind assumes according to the questions you ask or the statements you say. They are believed and taken to be true just because of the way you are stating them.

Almost every statement or sentence you make as you speak or write has a presupposition built right into it.

The best way to explain a presupposition is to show you examples.

If you were to state,

“Today the tourists are riding in the back of the bus.”

This statement is a relatively common sentence, and there are some presuppositions built in there.

  • First is that there is a bus.
  • Second there is a back and front on the bus.
  • Third there is more than one tourist on the bus.
  • Four not yesterday, not tomorrow but today.

You get all these concepts and assumptions from this simple phrase.

The neat thing about presuppositions is that once the information is implied, your mind no longer consciously tries to disagree with these facts.

Once the statement is made, your conscious mind won’t get involved in questioning whether or not there are tourists or a bus. Your mind gets busy thinking about “when” and “where” the tourists are on the bus.

The powerful thing about presuppositions is that they work to distract resistance since your brain gets caught up in organizing the events, where or when they took place while the suggestions and ideas quietly slip in your mind.

Using Presupposition Factor in the form of a question

The human brain is always asking and searching for answers to questions. The brain works automatically with more intensity searching for answers as we propose questions.

If somebody ask you a question, like: “Why the grass is green?” your mind immediately starts searching for an answer, because it’s programmed that way. By the way, you don’t have to answer that question.

Your mind works like a computer when you try to search and find answers on a search engine software in the Internet. The engine doesn’t care about the quality of the question you are asking.

Your mind works searching for an answer with or without you own volition or wish; you couldn’t not do it!

This sole idea is what makes this tool so powerful.

Disempowering and Empowering Questions

From Biblical times, we have been reminded: “You have not because you ask not.” “Ask and you shall receive.”

With that in mind, let’s look at something important to consider.

You have heard people saying:

“Why me?”

“Why is this happening to me?”

“Why can’t I find what I am looking for?”

These are dis-empowering and sabotaging questions because they are focusing on the negative side.

You may have used questions like this for many years inadvertently. They are destructive forms. They create the quality of life you don’t want.

Stop Doing That and Start Doing this

On the other side, we call empowering questions the types of questions that cause the brain to concentrate on what you have instead on what you lack leading you to increase your self-esteem and create a positive self-image.

Your brain automatically focuses on what is right “about you”, not on “what is counter-serving to you”.

How to use the Two Drivers in Life

There are two human behavior drivers or motivators:

  • Motive (the why)
  • Method (the how)

Motive drives more action than method. Let’s see why.

Suppose you are in a theater where some actors are performing. You could jump on the stage and kiss and actor or actress. You have the knowledge to do it, you know the “how”. You can conceive a method in your mind to do it. However, you don’t do that because there is a lot of “whys” you ‘better don’t do that’. You could be expelled from the site, it’s kind of embarrassing, it’s not social acceptable, etc.

We can think of thousand things we can do, because we know “how” to do them, and we don’t dare to do because there are lots of “whys” of not doing them.

That’s why “motive” trumps “method”, how. We use the “why” driver to build our empowering questions. Let’s start using this driver.

How do you do that?

Simply by reversing the negative questions we are so familiar using in our daily life with positive ones. So,

“Why am I so broke?” becomes “Why am I so rich?”

“Why am I so fearful?” becomes “Why am I so confident?”

“Why am I so fat?” becomes “Why am I so healthy?”

The good thing about empowering questions is that you don’t have to find the answer for any question you create. You could, but you don’t have to do it.

Applying What You Discovered

Let’s come back to what we discussed before about the Presupposition Factor. When you ask,

“Why am I so rich?”

“Why am I so confident?”

“Why am I so healthy?”

The mind is caught up with the reason “why” and assumes that you are rich, confident or healthy.

Increasing the Power by Staking Presuppositions

While you are learning the power of presupposition questionings, you can also practice stacking presuppositions to reinforce an idea.

“Why am I so happy?”

“Why am I so cheerful?”

“Why am I so confident?”

When you stack presuppositions, one on top of the other and repeat them, you are transmitting an overwhelming amount of information out for the conscious mind to break through the subconscious mind in a very efficient way.

Stacking is a great way to distract the conscious mind from noticing or considering the suggestion you are slipping in, making resistance nonexistent.

One More Element to Increase the Power

The final presupposition important element you need to practice is that of adverbs and adjectives. We can use them to create more quality and action.

They are descriptive words like: Fortunately, lucky, curiously and greatly – to take some as examples.

With this presupposition method, you are making your mind more aware of the quality of a thing than the thing itself. Consider…

“Why am I so lucky catching the bus?”

Here, there is no question about the bus’s existence; the attention is drawn to the “lucky” part.

If you ask this question alone, your mind will not resist the fact there was a bus but wish to find out why you almost missed it.

The possible resistance is now placed on “the how” and “the why”; how did the event happen, why you were so lucky, why did you almost miss the bus.

You will have lots of opportunities to use and practice presupposition questioning or Afformations in the next chapters.

Before that, let’s discover another tool you can use in combination with what you already have.

The ‘No Mind’ Method Tool

I discovered this wonderful method as I became tired of ‘trying’ to control my mind when a negative event aroused. In that time, I was forcing my concentration into a positive event but I couldn’t hold it for more than 4-5 seconds. I was dragged off by my mind into the same negative pattern, over and over again.

I suddenly realized I was not in control of my mind or my emotions!

Then I found the ‘No Mind’ method and literally turned my mind into a winner’s mind. I read about this method in a phenomenal work by Andy Shaw and my perspective and mind control changed completely for the good.

If you are interested to go further, you can read the whole method in the great book “Creating a Bug Free Mind” by Andy Shaw. (If you are interested you can have it here, www.abugfreemind.com)

For now, let’s dive in the method…

When you practice silencing your mind’s chatter, at some point you start practicing the ‘No Mind’ method. Literally you get in this stage when you learn to think nothing. No thoughts of any kind.

While you use this method, I’ll show you how to be aware, how to be present as you get the ‘No Mind’. It’s easier than you think. You don’t need to have a super mind to do it. I have taught this method to many of my patients, even to children and with no exceptions they have learned to switch their thinking off at will.

Wish to try it right now?

To start, we are going to do it for just few seconds. Some people found useful to do it staring to a candle’s light or some flames in a quite dark room. Go anyway, and avoid any interruptions, as you do this for the first time. I suggest you find a quite place so there are no external distractions.

When you are in those “ideal” conditions, bring your mind into a silence. Don’t force it. Don’t struggle with it. Just take it easy and calm down. Breathe deeply several times. Let it happen when you feel you can do it.

Bring your attention on your forehead, in a middle point just behind your eyes. Breathe normally now and just silence your mind. The more you do it the easier it gets.

It is okay if you can hold it for few seconds. Everything requires some practice. Remember the first time you ride a bicycle or you try to drive a car? Well, the same happens here.

I taught some children and seniors to do it. After some trials and errors they all were able to reach the “No Mind” state.

Once you are able to do it, try to see how long you can hold it. After some practice, a 93 years old woman needed just few seconds to silence her mind before bringing it in. She said that she can usually hold it for about one minute, which is remarkable for her.

The power of this method is so great that once you get control, you can bring in anytime, anywhere you wish. You only need to hold it for ten or fifteen seconds to regain control and effectively reset your mind completely.

I practiced the “no Mind” method in all sorts of conditions; in my car, in a plane, queuing up in a line, while listening some music, before going to sleep.

I kept practicing until it was no place I could not still my mental activity in seconds.

I suggest you to come back often times to this section. As you get this tool and turn it on whatever circumstance you wish to, then you will notice immediately the change of your reality.

Spend plenty of time building a solid foundation with this tool. You will be happy later on you did.

Let’s get another tool for your toolbox in the next post.

From Less Stress to Fewer Colds, Some GOOD News!

As Jonathan Swift, the 18th century poet and author, famously said: – See more at:

“Every man desires to live long; but no man would be old.”

Now, in the 21st century, many attempt to fight back against the hands of time by trying various creams, treatments and even surgeries to look and feel younger. Others do so purely by mindset, keeping active and engaged in the world around them even as the decades pass …

But what if you could live life more fully because of your age, rather than in spite of it?

Like a fine wine or a French cheese, there really are some things that get better with age, and for those of you who haven’t yet realized what they are … this is for you.

8 Things That Get BETTER With Age

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8. Stress

While stress is obviously a universal experience among humans, those over the age of 65 report having lower stress levels, and are more likely to say they are managing their stress well, compared to younger generations.[i]

7. Allergies

If you’re over the age of 50, and certainly if you’re in your 60s, 70s or beyond, any seasonal allergies you once experienced are likely to become less severe. This is largely due to the production of the allergic antibody IgE, which increases throughout childhood and eventually starts to drop when you’re in your 40s and 50s.[ii] While some more severe allergies remain steady all throughout life, if you’re experiencing allergy symptoms in your golden years, it could actually be due to non-allergic causes, such as a sensitivity to smoke, infection or medication side effects.

6. Fewer Migraines

Millions of Americans suffer from debilitating migraine headaches. If you’re one of them, take comfort in the fact that, for many, migraines decrease or disappear entirely with age. In fact, migraines typically start around age 20 and persist for 25 years, which means you may be migraine-free by age 45.

One study further revealed that among migraine patients with an average age of 55, the headaches disappeared in 30 percent of patients during the 12-year study, and 91 percent had not had a migraine in at least two years.[iii]

5. Extra Immunity

Your body is remarkable in that every time you are exposed to a virus, it develops antibodies that help protect you against that virus in the future. This natural immunity develops over your lifetime, so by the time you’re older you’ve come into contact with far more “bugs” than someone half your age. This may explain why 20-year-olds get an average of two or three colds per year (and children many more), while after age 50 one or two colds a year is the norm.[iv]

This is also why people aged 60 and over were less likely to develop the H1N1 swine flu virus in 2009, as most had already developed some pre-existing immunity to the strain.

That said, overall your immune defenses do tend to decline with age, which is thought to be, in part, related to chronic inflammation. Inflammation is an immune response that’s meant to be temporary, but over a lifetime it often becomes chronic and systemic. As written in Immunity and Aging:[v]

“… chronic inflammation … slowly but inexorably damages one or several organs: this is a typical phenomenon linked to aging and it is considered the major risk factor for age-related chronic diseases. Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes and even sarcopenia and cancer, just to mention a few – have an important inflammatory component …

Emerging evidence suggests that pro-inflammatory genotypes are related to unsuccessful aging, and, reciprocally, controlling inflammatory status may allow a better chance of successful aging.

In other words, age-related diseases are “the price we pay” for a life-long active immune system: this system has also the potential to harm us later, as its fine tuning becomes compromised. Our immune system has evolved to control pathogens, so pro-inflammatory responses are likely to be evolutionarily programmed to resist fatal infections with pathogens aggressively.

Thus, inflammatory genotypes are an important and necessary part of the normal host responses to pathogens in early life, but the overproduction of inflammatory molecules might also cause immune-related inflammatory diseases and eventually death later.”

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Why are we telling you about chronic inflammation? Because your body’s number one defense against chronic inflammation are proteolytic enzymes, which are naturally produced in your pancreas. BUT,  your natural production declines with age, which is why these inflammation-busters become depleted in people as they hit 40 and over.

 

You don’t need to let that happen, though, because you can supply your body with the proteolytic enzymes it needs with Heal-n-Soothe (which has added benefit of STOPPING pain in its tracks).

4. Wisdom

Obviously, a lifetime of experiences is something that no school could ever teach, but even beyond life experience, it’s true that we tend to get wiser with age. Research shows that older adults make better decisions than younger adults, including being better at evaluating the benefits of each option and creating strategies in response to the environment.[vi]

3. Sex

get better with ageIt’s sometimes said that women’s sex drives diminish with age as the result of changing hormones, and it’s widely assumed that intimacy for both sexes tends to wane with increasing age.

However, according to a National Council on Aging survey, not only do many people over the age of 60 maintain active sex lives, more than 70 percent said their sex lives were either as satisfying or more satisfying than they were in their 40’s![vii]

2. Sleep

It’s often thought that sleep becomes progressively worse as we get older, but new research has revealed this may be a myth. In a study of over 155,000 adults, those 80 and over reported the fewest sleep complaints, and both sleep disturbances and the level of tiredness decreased with age.[viii]

1. Confidence

As you grow older, you become less concerned with how others perceive you and more concerned with living according to your own inner beliefs, which by now are becoming well established. With age comes experiences that allows us to accept our lives more fully and focus on the relationships and pursuits that bring us the most job and fulfillment, rather than on those that bring more superficial pleasures. As written in Psychology Today:[ix]

We grow more self-confident, less reactive to others’ expectations and more responsive to our own. Our external lives become more in sync with our internal beliefs.

… As we live longer, we realize how limited our small, circumscribed lives have been. Up until now, we have little by means of comparison, viewing ourselves and others primarily through the narrow lens of our family members, peers, neighbors and co-workers. As we accumulate years of widening experiences, we open ourselves to new perspectives that help us understand of our place in history and where we fit in the larger world.

This context can provide us a greater sense of meaning and purpose in our lives.”

7 Anti-Aging Foods (everyone over 40 should eat)

If you’re in your 40s, 50s, or even 70s and want to defy each passing year while promoting more youthful hair, nails and skin, the below 7 foods will help you stock up on some of the most powerful anti-aging nutrients around.

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1. Raspberries & Blueberries – These two berries contain important anti-oxidants to help offset inflammation and oxidative stress that contribute to skin aging and wrinkles.  Just one serving of either or these berries contains more anti-oxidants than 10 servings of most other fruits and vegetables!

2.  Red Wine – That’s right, a glass of wine daily may indeed have a positive effect on your health due to its resveratrol content, a unique anti-oxidant that can help fight against diabetes, heart disease, and age-related memory loss.

3.  Beans – The unique proteins in beans thicken and strengthen your hair cells, so you can enjoy a full head of hair as you lengthen your years. 🙂

4.  Brazil Nuts – Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, a mineral which aids in the production of the anti-oxidant glutathione to help slow down the skin aging process.  Just 2 nuts a day will provide you with enough selenium to reap its anti-aging benefits.

5.  Tomatoes – Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which has been shown to support heart health and healthy cholesterol levels as you age.  Lycopene also acts as a natural sun block to keep skin youthful and protected from harmful UV rays.

6.  Olive Oil – Not only do the monounsaturated fats contained in olive oil support healthy arteries and a healthy heart, but olive oil also contains polyphenols, a potent anti-oxidant that may help prevent a number of age-related diseases.  We recommend organic extra virgin olive oil for the most anti-aging bang for your buck.

7.  Organic Eggs – Despite the bad rap eggs get because of their cholesterol content, which is based on completely erroneous science, eggs are rich in biotin and iron which help to promote healthy, youthful skin and hair.

Be sure to eat these anti-aging foods and nutrients frequently. You will see healthy skin, healthy hair… a healthy body over all!

* Taked from BioTrust Nutrition

How Calcium Makes Your Skin Older

Did you know excess calcium in your diet promotes wrinkles and sagging skin, making you appear older than you actually are?

It’s true… it’s actually as bad for your skin as too much sun, too much smoking, and too much sugar!

Yes, you can reverse this backward trend… and look many years younger in the process.

But you can’t just cut calcium out of your diet. I’ll explain why in a moment, but first…

Calcium Threatens More Than Just Your Skin

Harvard researchers (using data from a woman’s only study running non-stop since 1976) have discovered that – contrary to everything you’ve been told – calcium does NOT protect your bones…and, in fact…leads to MORE fractures and HIGHER rates of osteoporosis!

You can reverse the rapid skin-aging effects of excess calcium!

             You can reverse the rapid skin-aging effects of excess calcium!

It puts your heart at risk too (The Washington Post reported this way back in 2011 with a piece titled, “Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds”)

And it can destroy your brain (NPR dropped this bombshell with the headline, “Studies Find Link Between Alzheimer’s, Calcium”).

Surprised?

I was too.

I was always told calcium forms the bedrock of optimum health.

But it turns out both you and I haven’t been told the whole story…

The Calcium Lie

Physician of the Year (1996) Dr. Robert Thompson pulls back the curtain on how calcium is ruining your skin, weakening your bones, and threatening your heart, brain, and much more in his new book “The Calcium Lie 2.

And right now, because this book is so important if you care at all about living longer, living well, and looking your best too (and of course you do)… right now I’m giving away FREE copies of “The Calcium Lie 2!”

An ob-gyn, Dr. Thompson first noticed the dangers of calcium while delivering babies.

You see, certain women would experience a rash of cavities after childbirth.

While researching why, he also learned about two factors that cause over 50% of infant deaths…certain deficiencies that lead to lower IQ scores in babies…and even how a woman’s placenta can reveal her risk for heart disease later in life.

And it was all related to calcium.

(If you’re not happy with your skin, and you’ve had multiple children, this could explain why).

After continued research, he released the first volume of “The Calcium Lie” in 2008 to get the word out about all of the dangers of calcium and the truth about bone health.

This new updated edition is fantastic and I encourage you to read the whole book (again, I’m giving it away FREE today!) … but if you want to jump to the parts on how to keep your skin radiant, be sure to read the following pages:

  • The absolute best moisturizer for flawless skin (it doesn’t just moisturize surface skin cells…but lubricates emerging cells so fresh skin comes to the surface looking uniform, supple, and glowing)! Pg 162
  • The most dangerous supplement for your skin! It makes your skin look “tarnished” like old silverware (and worse, can lead to heart disease and stroke). Pg 22
  • Is your skin coarse, dry, scaly, or thick (especially on your elbows, heels or feet)? These are early warning signs of a serious disease the Journal of the American Medical Association says, “is the most underdiagnosed illness in America”. Pg 95
  • Vitamin C keeps your skin healthy and supple, right? Only if you get the real thing. The tell-tale signs you’re being sold fake vitamin C (once you know this you’ll never look at ANY vitamin the same way again!)  Pg 158
  • Thin skin? Bleed easily? How to gain healthy thickness to you skin on just 25 cents a day. Pg 153
  • 5 water mistakes that strip your skin of nutrients, leaving it red, dry, and flaky (plus which type of water supports skin health) Pg 184
  • Which inexpensive mineral supplement reverses skin troubles and chronic exhaustion (explains why you have dark spots…AND…are tired all the time)! Pg 110

Like I said, the whole book is eye-opening , but just these 7 pages could have a massive impact on your health and happiness.

It retails for about $15 in bookstores…

But because I believe this is such an important (and completely ignored) subject I’ve decided to give away copies of The Calcium Lie 2 (Plus a few special bonuses you can’t get anywhere else).

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Brain Decline: 5 Early Warning Signs

Did you know that hundreds of studies show that starting in your early 30’s, each and every year you experience significant memory loss  and brain decline along with the loss of valuable brain power and function?  In fact, research at Georgia Tech University shows that the average person’s memory declines by as much as 40% between the ages of 30 and 65, with an even more pronounced decline as you enter the so-called “golden years”.
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The 5 Early Warning Signs of Brain Decline

Let’s examine these warnings:

  • Forgetting where you’ve put things, names, faces, or important due dates and appointments
  • Difficulty remembering conversations you recently had, or things you just read
  • Stopping mid-sentence, forgetting what you wanted to say
  • Stumbling on words, suffering from lapses in concentration and being “scatter brained”
  • Experiencing regular “brain fog”, where you often can’t think clearly or your thought process is slowed and murky

For sure, these common yet serious symptoms are no laughing matter.  Even worse, there are a host of environmental toxins in today’s air, food, and water supply that are constantly preying on your brain:

  • Fluoride in tap water shown to lower IQs
  • Artificial sweeteners that trigger the death of brain cells
  • High fructose corn syrup and foods high in sugar shown to cause brain shrinkage
  • GMOs in non-organic vegetables and many processed foods causing “brain rancidity” (where vital omega-3 fats in your brain are literally caused to go rancid and become toxic)
  • Toxic pesticides and herbicides used as “common practice” on fruits, veggies, and grains
  • Alcohol consumption which damages brain neurons (even in moderation)
  • Electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones which can disrupt the DNA of your delicate brain cells and cause brain dysfunction
  • Aluminum in antiperspirants and deodorants the can cause toxic build up of heavy metals in the brain

Simply put, the world we live in today takes normal age-related memory loss and compounds it 100 times over.  And when you realize the constant danger your brain is continually being surrounded by and exposed to in today’s day and age, along with the undeniable documented memory loss associated with “getting older”, it’s no wonder that research shows the #1 fear of aging adults is losing their freedom and independence due to what is seemingly unavoidable mental decline.

Are you worried about…

  • The nightmare of a failing memory?
  • Falling victim to deteriorating mental abilities?
  • The fear of becoming dependent on others for basic daily living?
  • The dread of losing control of your decision-making?

It all sounds very overwhelming, and it is.  The fortunate news, however, is that there IS something you can do about it.  Even better, the answer is found in simple nutrients you can find easily:

  • Avocados
  • Almonds and walnuts
  • Curcumin
  • Coconut oil

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One important thing to keep in mind is that you have to eat these nutrients in moderate or small quantities but frequently as a rule of thumb.

*Source: BioTrust Nutrition

Neural Activity In The Brain Is Revealed

New mathematical method reveals structure in neural activity

A newly-developed mathematical method can detect geometric structure in neural activity in the brain. “Previously, in order to understand this structure, scientists needed to relate neural activity to some specific external stimulus,” said Vladimir Itskov, associate professor of mathematics at Penn State University. “Our method is the first to be able to reveal this structure without our knowing an external stimulus ahead of time. We’ve now shown that our new method will allow us to explore the organizational structure of neurons without knowing their function in advance.”

Brain acitivity revealed

Brain acitivity revealed

“The traditional methods used by researchers to analyze the relationship between the activities of neurons were adopted from physics,” said Carina Curto, associate professor of mathematics at Penn State, “but neuroscience data doesn’t necessarily play by the same rules as data from physics, so we need new tools. Our method is a first step toward developing a new mathematical toolkit to uncover the structure of neural circuits with unknown function in the brain.”

The method—clique topology—was developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Penn State, the University of Pennsylvania, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The method is described in a paper that will be posted in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week ending October 23, 2015.

“We have adopted approaches from the field of algebraic topology that previously had been used primarily in the domain of pure mathematics and have applied them to experimental data on the activity of —specialized neurons in the part of the brain called the hippocampus that sense the position of an animal in its environment,” said Curto.

The researchers measured the activity of place cells in the brains of rats during three different experimental conditions. They then analyzed the pairwise correlations of this activity—how the firing of each neuron was related to the firing of every other neuron.

In the first condition, the rats were allowed to roam freely in their environment—a behavior where the activity of place cells is directly related to the location of the animal in its environment. They searched the data to find groups of neurons, or “cliques,” in which the activity of all members of the clique was related to the activity of every other member. Their analysis of these cliques, using methods from algebraic topology, revealed an organized . Surprisingly, the researchers found similar structure in the activities among place cells in the other two conditions they tested, wheel-running and sleep, where place cells are not expected to have geometric organization.

“Because the we detected was similar in all three experimental conditions, we think that we are picking up the fundamental organization of place cells in the hippocampus,” said Itskov.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-10-mathematical-method-reveals-neural-brain.html#jCp

 

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