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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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Neuroimaging study finds intolerance of uncertainty is linked to an enlarged striatum in the brain…


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Date: May 21, 2018

01) Neuroimaging study finds intolerance of uncertainty is linked to an enlarged striatum in the brain

“People who struggle with the ambiguity of the future tend to have a larger striatum, according to new neuroimaging research published in the journal Emotion.

The study found people who had difficulty tolerating an uncertain future had a greater volume of gray matter within the striatum, a brain structure that plays an important role in decisions, movements, and motivations.

“Anxiety (and its co-conspirator ‘worry’) is an active, energy consuming process,” the study’s lead author, M. Justin Kim of Dartmouth College, told PsyPost. “You haven’t given up – you are still fighting back, trying to anticipate what might happen tomorrow. The problem of course is that there are an infinite number of ‘what if…’ scenarios you can come up with. For some individuals, the uncertainty of what ‘might happen’ tomorrow, is actually worse than the negative event itself actually happening. These individuals are intolerant of uncertainty.”

“We were interested in how uncertainty and ambiguity of potential future threat contribute to the generation of anxiety and how they might be represented in our brain. In the psychology literature, how we deal with an uncertain future can be quantified as intolerance of uncertainty (IU). As is the case with any other personality characteristic, we all have varying degrees of IU. For example, individuals high in IU display difficulty accepting the possibility of potential negative events in the future. Importantly, psychiatric disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), whose symptoms are marked with worrying/obsessing, are commonly associated elevated IU.”

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Top 10 Worst Symptoms of Schizophrenia…


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Date: April 10, 2018

01) Top 10 Worst Symptoms of Schizophrenia


“Schizophrenia is usually diagnosed in a patient’s early 20s and generally in patients who have a family history or mental illness. Schizophrenia affects the way you think, act and react to the world around you. It is a serious mental illness that can be difficult to diagnose due to its broad range of symptoms that are more easily associated with other mental disorders or illnesses. There are a few ways to potentially detect warning signs and symptoms and we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 worst symptoms of schizophrenia.
Number 10: Depression
Number 9: Cognitive impedance
Number 8: Inability to concentrate
Number 7: Oversleeping or insomnia
Number 6: Apathy or inability to express emotions
Number 5: Deterioration of personal Hygiene
Number 4: Extreme reactions
Number 3: Delusions
Number 2: Hallucinations
Number 1: Disorganised speech”

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Men More Likely To Receive CPR From Strangers Than Women, Study Finds…


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Date: April 09, 2018

01) Men More Likely To Receive CPR From Strangers Than Women, Study Finds

“Could fear of being accused of inappropriately touching a woman make people more wary of giving a female stranger CPR should she be suffering a medical emergency in public? A recent study shows that may very well be the case, and it could be costing people their lives.

According to researchers from the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania, men suffering from a cardiac event in a public setting are 1.23 times more likely to receive emergency CPR from a bystander than women. Consequently, men are also are more likely to survive because of a stranger’s willingness to administer aid.

The authors believe that more people may feel simply less comfortable performing chest compressions on a strange woman because it would of course require them to come in contact with her breasts.

https://newsroom.heart.org/news/men-more-likely-to-receive-bystander-cpr-in-public-than-women

Using data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a network of regional clinical centers in the United States and Canada studying out-of-hospital treatments of cardiac arrest and trauma, researchers analyzed 19,331 cardiac events in the home and in public.

They found:

• Overall, bystanders administered CPR in 37 percent of cardiac events in varied locations.

• 35 percent of women and 36 percent of men received CPR in the home, showing no significant difference in the likelihood of one gender getting assistance over the other in this setting.

• In public settings, 45 percent of men got assistance compared to 39 percent of women.

• Men were 1.23 times more likely to receive bystander CPR in public settings, and they had 23 percent increased odds of survival compared to women. “

People are dying in so many ways [not just this kind of stressfull, incredibly unsexy setting]…because we are affraid to touch each other…

We live in a world…where it is believable…that somebody might sue you…over having sincerely tried to save their life.

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