Animal Pharm: What Can We Learn From Nature’s Self-Medicators? Birds do it. Bees do it. Butterflies and chimpanzees do it. These animals and many others self-medicate, using plants and other surprising materials to improve not only their own health but also the health of their offspring. Monarch butterflies swarm a tree in Sierra Chincua, Mexico. A video of capuchin monkeys at the Edinburgh Zoo shows them rubbing onions and limes on their skin and into their fur as an antiseptic and insect repellent. While cigarette-butt wallpaper may not appeal to most of us, other ways that animals self-medicate might be worth watching. “It’s not the only way, but it seems to me that a sensible way [to aid in human drug development] would be to watch what animals do in nature to see how they exploit the natural products, the pharmaceuticals that are available to them in the environment, and try to learn from them,” he says. Earlier this year, Hunter spent time with people of the Shangaan tribe in South Africa. Diverse “Doctors” Bee Benefits
Aaron Benitez | SIETE DEMONIOS DEL EMPRENDIMIENTO EN MÉXICO Demonio #1 NO ES LO MISMO NACER EN OAXACA Y EGRESAR DE LA UNAM QUE SER DE CALIFORNIA Y ESTUDIAR EN HARVARD. No lo es. Aún el prestigio de la UNAM, el ITESM, el ITAM, la Ibero y demás no es suficiente para acceder a un estatus de élite en la vanguardia del pensamiento filosófico y desarrollo tecnológico del mundo. Esto es así porque el mejor talento siempre va a atraer al mejor talento. Y si el mejor talento está en la Ivy League, es tan sólo normal que los egresados con proyección de nuestras universidades nacionales busquen posgrados en alguna de esas instituciones. En este momento no existe un CEO de una macro-empresa creada en México que no haya estudiado en el extranjero. Lo cual no es malo. Más que una cuestión de nacionalismo, es una cuestión del entorno. Pero las mejores del mundo viven fuera de nuestras fronteras. Tú, experto programador egresado con las mejores bendiciones, ¿en qué mundo quieres trabajar? Demonio #2 NUESTROS EMPRESARIOS MÁS EMBLEMÁTICOS NO INSPIRAN.
Chemical Romance: How Hormones Influence Sex, Love and Relationships Photo Credit: shutterstock.com/umnola September 19, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. If legends of love potions and love antidotes tell us anything, it’s that ever since humans figured out they could love, they knew that love is a thing that comes from the body. In fact, much science has been done and much ink has been spilled over how human hormones regulate lust, attraction and long-term bonding. Well, that explains a lot. Here’s how the many chemicals flooding our system influence who we choose and how we feel. Step One: Desire You’re single. This stage is controlled by two hormones: testosterone and estrogen (women have testosterone too, albeit in smaller amounts than men). In other words, your body’s first reaction to a potential partner is, "Let’s make babies!" Step Two: Attraction This is where love gets more complex than a simple drive to get it on. Dopamine works to control our reward and pleasure centers.
- StumbleUpon Truly passionate sex beats obligatory makeup sex any day. Maybe men don't feel the difference, but we women do. We hate fighting—it makes us feel alienated, confused, and downright disappointed. But the next time we bite your head off, don't rush to pack up your CDs. Experts insist that squabbling (but not screaming) is a healthy sign. It's silence that should scare you. You need to know what her fighting words mean. The Attention Fight Opening Volley: "We don't go out anymore." It Means: She's nostalgic. Battle Tactics: Once a month, surprise her with a real plan. What You Win: Dinner counts as foreplay. The Friends Fight Opening Volley: "What's with the morons in your fantasy baseball league, anyway?" It Means: She's questioning your judgment. Battle Tactics: When she disses your buds, it feels like a personal insult, because friends are directly tied to identity and ego. What You Win: Peace. The Money Fight Opening Volley: "Do you really need another gadget?" The Intimacy Fight
Rhodiola for What Ails You? - Ask Dr. Weil Originally published, May 2008. Updated, October, 2012. Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea), sometimes called Arctic root or golden root, is considered an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it acts in non-specific ways to increase resistance to stress, without disturbing normal biological functions. The herb grows at high altitudes in the arctic areas of Europe and Asia, and its root has been used in traditional medicine in Russia and the Scandinavian countries for centuries. Studies of its medicinal applications have appeared in the scientific literature of Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, the Soviet Union and Iceland. A 2002 review in HerbalGram, the journal of the American Botanical Council, reported that numerous studies of rhodiola in both humans and animals have indicated that it helps prevent fatigue, stress, and the damaging effects of oxygen deprivation. I asked my friend and colleague, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., an expert on botanical medicine, for her view of this remedy. Andrew Weil, M.D.
Our 'War' On Fat Was A Huge Mistake [GRAPHS] The “war” on saturated fat is the biggest mistake in the history of nutrition. As people have reduced their intake of animal fat and cholesterol, many serious diseases have gone up. We are now in the midst of worldwide pandemics of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes. Studies conducted in the past few decades conclusively show that neither saturated fat nor dietary cholesterol cause harm in humans (1, 2, 3, 4). Scientists are now beginning to realize that the entire low-fat dogma was based on flawed studies that have since been thoroughly debunked. Here are 6 graphs that clearly show how incredibly damaging it has been to advise people to reduce their consumption of animal fat. 1. Data from: Hoenselaar R. Have you ever heard of the “French Paradox“? It is a phrase used to describe the seemingly “paradoxical” fact that French people have a low risk of heart disease, while eating a diet that is high in saturated fat. Thanks to Dr. 2. 3. Source: Brehm BJ, et al. 4. Source: Dr. 5. 6.
Ladies: Top Six Bedroom Sins Ladies, be honest: when your sèx life becomes a little humdrum, out comes the mental catalogue of all the ways your partner isn’t quite measuring up. Guys tend to get a bad rap when it comes to understanding women’s bodies and what turns them on, making them easy targets in the blame game when sèxual satisfaction starts to wane. And sure, they maketheir fair share of bedroom errors. But as the saying goes, it takes two to tango. Sèx Mistake #1: Not initiating sèx with your partner Many women worry about lady like behavior. Most guys feel like they are always the initiator and that sets up disequilibrium on the passion scale in the relationship. Holding onto outdated ideas about sèx roles also inhibits satisfaction with our sèxual relationships. Show your interest by taking the first step from time to time. Sèx Mistake #2: Worrying about what you look like Thinking about how you look during sèx stops you from enjoying yourself and ruins your chances of achieving an orgasm.
Biophotons: The Human Body Emits, Communicates with, and is Made from Light Increasingly science agrees with the poetry of direct human experience: we are more than the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies, but beings of light as well. Biophotons are emitted by the human body, can be released through mental intention, and may modulate fundamental processes within cell-to-cell communication and DNA. Nothing is more amazing than the highly improbable fact that we exist. Consider that from light, air, water, basic minerals within the crust of the earth, and the at least 3 billion year old information contained within the nucleus of one diploid zygote cell, the human body is formed, and within that body a soul capable of at least trying to comprehend its bodily and spiritual origins. Indeed, the human body emits biophotons, also known as ultraweak photon emissions (UPE), with a visibility 1,000 times lower than the sensitivity of our naked eye. Our Cells and DNA Use Biophotons To Store and Communicate Information The Body's Circadian Biophoton Output
How Things Used to Be You are visiting www.rawfoodinfo.com How Things Used To Be Hi friends, I don't know who wrote this article and some of it may not be accurate but it is still interesting musing... Rhio Next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. Houses had thatched roofs - thick straw, piled high, with no wood underneath. When it rained it became slippery, and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof, hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. The floor was dirt. They cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Source Unknown
Sacred herb turmeric may make at least 14 pharmaceutical drugs utterly obsolete You may have already heard about the many amazing healing properties of the spice turmeric, which is also sometimes referred to as curcumin. But did you know that literally thousands of published, peer-reviewed studies conducted and compiled over the years lend credence to the notion that turmeric works the same as, or even better than, at least 14 pharmaceutical drugs currently on the market? It is true, and thanks to the diligent work of GreenMedInfo.com's Sayer Ji in compiling this valuable information, it is now available publicly for the benefit of your and your family's health. 1) Statin drugs for cholesterol. 3) Antidepressants. 4) Blood thinners. 5) Anti-inflammatory drugs. 6) Chemotherapy drugs. 7) Diabetes drugs. Beyond this, turmeric is a powerful cancer-fighting herb as well, which Ji expounds upon further in his turmeric review.