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Health and Wellness Tips

Social anxiety…


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Date: January 16, 2019

01) Social anxiety


“I meet people who say they have been diagnosed with social anxiety. However, when I speak to them in an environment where they are free to share their ideas in an open exchange without being made fun of or screamed at, I find them perfectly capable of holding a conversation. Where is the disconnect?”

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Anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD linked to inflammatory dysregulation, study finds…


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Date: December 16, 2018

01) Anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD linked to inflammatory dysregulation, study finds

“Post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders are all positively associated with high levels of inflammation markers in the blood, according to new research published in the journal Depression & Anxiety.

“Broadly, my research program examines the ways that emotions and physiology influence and relate to one another — that is, when someone experiences negative emotions (e.g., sadness, anxiety, anger) frequently and/or intensely what does that do to their physical health?” said study author Megan E. Renna of Columbia University.

“There has been a well-established link between chronic illness and anxiety in the literature over the years. But, it still has been unclear as to what processes, both psychologically and physically, contribute to this association, so I wanted to examine if inflammation may be one of these processes among people with anxiety, traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive related disorders.”

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Men Who Have More Sex Have a Lower Risk of Heart Attacks…


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Date: October 15, 2018

01) Men Who Have More Sex Have a Lower Risk of Heart Attacks

“Scientists have found that sex seems to be good for us in many ways. For example, sexual activity has stress-relieving properties: when couples in a good quality relationship have sex on one day, they report feeling less stressed the next day. Moreover, having sex increases people’s sense of meaning in life and leads to a boost in positive mood states. Beyond these psychological effects, some research suggests that having frequent sex might also have benefits for your heart health.

In a longitudinal study of 1,165 men aged 40-70, researchers looked at how frequency of sexual activity was linked to rates of cardiovascular disease. Participants health status was tracked for an average of 16 years.

What they found was that men who had sex more often had a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease later on. Specifically, those who had sex once per month or less were 45% more likely to develop cardiovascular problems than those who had sex 2-3 times per week or more.”

If only I had a cute, little lover boy…

…This is just another example, of how sex greatly improves our lives…while absence of sex, greatly impoverishes our lives.

Such a human tragedy, that I cannot pass on this great boon to life and health, to a deserving boy in my life.

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Can you Cure Diabetes? – What causes Type 2 Diabetes?…


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Date: September 27, 2018

01) Can you Cure Diabetes? – What causes Type 2 Diabetes?


“DISCLAIMER: The discussion of this video is type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, please investigate further before making drastic changes. This video is of course not meant to be a prescription or to be interpreted as medical advice. The aim is for it to be a stepping stone towards finding what works for your specific personal case. Being on a low carb diet or a keto diet will induce certain physiological changes that you’d do well to be aware of. For example most people think a ketogenic diet is accompanied by an inevitable “keto flu,” but in most cases this can be avoided by taking some sodium. Many many people are experiencing improvements on a low carb or keto diet and/or a fasting protocal, but of course you need to consider how this would interact with whatever medications you may be taking or other factors that make your case unique.

Recommended reading:
Jason Fung’s “The Diabetes Code” –
https://amzn.to/2N3yGgW

Jason Fung’s “The Obesity Code” –
https://amzn.to/2Dx1Y81

Robert Lustig’s “Fat Chance” –
https://amzn.to/2Oc3EIb

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Are Robotic Human Augmentations Possible?…


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Date: August 29, 2018

01) Are Robotic Human Augmentations Possible?


“Will augs like in the video game Deus Ex ever be possible? Why or why not? If one day they are, what are the implications? We have a long way to go, and the more we try to control our system, the less we will have available to us in the future.

Darpa Research (mind controlled, robotic, prosthetic arm):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xynE-43trQg

Great Perspective on Deus Ex (Ross’ Game Dungeon):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxOKEsBx4NU

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BBC World Service: The Benefits of Nakedness…


Date: August 26, 2018

01) The Benefits of Nakedness

“Some people just love to be naked in public. Dr. Keon West travels far and wide to speak to those who enjoy taking their clothes off to find out why they do it, and what the benefits – and disadvantages – might be.

Dr. West is a social psychologist at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has done some research into naturist groups in the UK. His work showed that those of us who are naked in public are more likely to be happier not just with our bodies, but also with our lives more generally. Dr. West is also someone who has come to love being naked and he bears all with different naked groups in the UK, Germany, Senegal and India. He experiences nakedness on two wheels, at the World Naked Bike Ride in Brighton, England, enjoys the sun and sea at a secluded beach in Bengal, India, and plays cards with a naturist group in Berlin, Germany.

He is accompanied on his travels by his producer, Philippa Geering, who has a more prominent place in the programme than she anticipated. As someone who has never before practiced public nudity, it is a steep learning curve for her. She finds herself naked indoors and out, in city centres and off the beaten track, and on three different continents as she accompanies Dr. West on his journey. Will she be convinced of the benefits of nakedness?

Photo: Naked cyclists ride through Madrid, Spain, during the Naked Bike Ride 2018 Credit: Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket”

Yes…there is a picture…and you will see lots of naked butts, if you follow this link…But fear not!…Seeing naked butts, will not kill you.

Do take note of the portion, where one guy calls it a strange idea, that children would be harmed by seeing an adult naked [a western culture superstition].

…It’s almost shocking, to witness a bit of sanity on this issue.

Energy drinks: power or poison?…


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Date: August 18, 2018

01) Energy drinks: power or poison?


“There are dozens of so-called “energy drinks” on the market today. They promise to be magic elixirs that will keep you awake, give you superpowers, etc., but what are they really, and how (or do) they work? Here we delve into the chemistry behind what goes in to these mysterious glowing liquids, and what that chemistry does to the human body.”

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Fetal exposure to maternal cortisol linked to better cognitive performance…


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Date: June 07, 2018

01) Fetal exposure to maternal cortisol linked to better cognitive performance

“Exposure to maternal cortisol during the third trimester is beneficial to a child’s cognitive function later in life, according to a study recently published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

The human brain undergoes a complex series of events in its journey from embryo to adult. Developmental stages are influenced by early environmental conditions including in utero experiences. However, the neurodevelopment that occurs during the foetal period is far greater than any other period in an individual’s life and the stage at which the brain is most vulnerable to the environment.”

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Depression, the secret we share – Andrew Solomon…


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Date: May 23, 2018

01) Depression, the secret we share – Andrew Solomon


“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories. (Filmed at TEDxMet.)”

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Dr. Marty Klein: Is Your Therapist Sexually Literate?…


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Date: May 22, 2018

01) Is Your Therapist Sexually Literate?

“…So what parts of sex require a partner? Kissing; hugging; closeness; smelling, tasting, and viewing another; feeling wanted; and the pleasure of giving someone a gift. It’s these things that motivate most sex, not orgasms.

Masturbation isn’t a substitute for sex, it is sex. It’s a form of self-soothing and of autonomy that most people never “outgrow.”

If someone would rather masturbate than have sex with a partner, the problem is NOT that masturbation is so attractive, but rather with the partner sex or the relationship (or the person’s discomfort about intimacy in general).

Therapists who are wary of masturbation in adults are often concerned about the appeal of many forms of sexual expression. They fear that the “wrong” kind of sex will pull people away from the “right” kind of sex. Such therapists hesitate to trust people—including their patients—to evaluate their sexual choices. Instead of discussing and teaching sexual decision-making skills, they tend to tell people what to do and what not to do.”

What a thing it would be, to have sex therapists who specialize in pedophilia advice…

…No…not the modern type, which claims to exist [who are actually just prohibitive social handlers]…but, the literal sort of therapist who knows what they’re talking about…and can give genuine advice on sexual relations with a prepubescent child…

The possibilities…so many possibilities…

The linked article is focused on adult with adult relationships…so, the advice is in line with that.

I find the comments on masturbation to be quite good…

…Having been a life long fan of masturbation…well…

I think it goes without saying…he is correct in those regards.

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