Tuesday, December 6, 2016

What Is The Cause & Natural Cure For Depression

Treat Depression With These Proven Natural Remedies

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CHAPTER 5 : THE CHEMISTRY OF DEPRESSION
PERCEPTIVE MARKERS OF DEHYDRATION

When the human body becomes dehydrated, the brain can still get water delivered by "raindrops" through the filter system in its cell membranes, but this is not enough to energize it as fully as when the human body is well hydrated. This discrepancy in the rate of water supply to the brain produces a certain number of sensory outcomes that I consider to be thirst perception. They are as follow : 
THIRST PERCEPTIONS
1. Feeling Tired.
2. Feeling Flushed.
3. Feeling Irritable.
4. Feeling Anxious.
5. Feeling Dejected.
6. Feeling Depressed.
7. Feeling Inadequate.
8. Feeling a "Heavy Head".
9. Cravings.
10. Agoraphobia. 
Figure 5-1. This illustration above should help you recognize the earlier stages of depression before it becomes deeply established. Bear in mind that untimely tiredness could be an early marker of depression. When you are too tired to get out of bed first thing in the morning, you are in fact so dehydrated that your brain is refusing to get engaged in your daily routine. Drink up your water on time and do NOT let the problem turn into full-blown depression. 

WHAT IS DEPRESSION ?
 If it is the hot season and you are too preoccupied to water your grass, it will die of "brown grass disease." First the grass wilts ; then patches of it begin to go yellow, and then brown. If these symptoms of dehydrated grass do NOT register in your mind the need to get out the water hose and thoroughly soak the yard, all the grass in your charge will die, prematurely. And if, God forbid, the importance of water as a medication against the browning of grass and foliage is not held in the safekeeping of your brain , you might wonder what specialist could come and save you from having to re-grass your lawn. And, since specialists are by nature hard to come by and expensive, you would have no choice but to listen to their pearls of wisdom, particularly if the occurrence of brown grass disease is thought to be a genetic problem of the grass in your garden. 

You would have no choice but to have the whole area of brown grass dug up and replanted with a different strain of grass.  Since your new grass has to be watered to grow, you come away with the idea that your specialist knows what he's talking about, and totally in the dark that even your old grass needed to be watered regularly to stay green and healthy. 

In its early stages, depression is like the brown grass disease of the brain cells.  It is a direct outcome of NOT DRINKING WATER on a REGULAR BASIS and, worse, of drinking caffeinated beverages in place of water. Caffeine is a  dying agent and dehydrates the human body. Nine trillion brain cells need water all the time. The human brain is 85 percent water and needs every drop of water to perform its most complicated functions.  Depression is much like the wilting stage of brown grass, but sadly, you cannot dig up the brain cells and plant new gene-improved models in their place, at least not yet. You will have to make do with what you have --water it. Drink your water regularly. 

Depression is only a label given to the physiological state of a dehydrated brain that is not able to perform all its sophisticated functions.  Depending on what area of the brain is more affected by dehydration, different subsets of labels have generated for the same basic problem. And because jargon-peddling is the way of "knowledgeable professionals," the simple shortage of water, water deficits, and the material resources it would bring with it to the needs of the brain, has been responsible for the creation of psychiatry as a field among the medical disciplines.  The difference between psychology and psychiatry is in the way the patient is treated. In the one discipline they talk to you out of your concerns, and in the other they medicate you into conformity.

Since you have been initiated into the field of psychiatry by the advertising programs of the drug industry, you likely want to know all about the relationship of water to serotonin and its reuptake inhibitors, and so on, before you can begin to value water as an effective natural medication against depression.

There are 20 amino acids. From these, the human body manufactures different proteins for construction of both body tissues and the active messenger agents that regulate the human body's functions.  The body has the ability to manufacture 10 of these amino acids, but the other 10 cannot be manufactured and must be imported. The 10 amino acids the human body can make are alanine, glycine, proline, serine, cysteine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, asparagines, glutamine, and tyrosine.  However, at least two of these amino acids -- cysteine and tyrosine -- are derivatives of other essential amino acids that the human body cannot manufacture but must consume. Cysteine is manufactured from methionine, and tyrosine is manufactured from phenylalanine. 

The body can manufactured some histidine , but not enough of it during childhood and old age.  For this reason, histidine should also be considered an essential amino acid. 

The essential amino acids -- listed in the order of their importance for brain function -- are histidine , tryptophan , phenylalanine, methionine , lysine, threonine , valine, arginine, leucine, and isoleucine. 

Histidine gets converted to the neurotransmitter histamine and is responsible for the water regulation and resource management of the human body.  It operates your thirst sensations and regulates the water-rationing programs of the human body.  It is with us from minute one of life when the ovum is fertilized by the sperm, but has not yet divided into two cells. Histamine has to "wet-nurse" the ovum for it to be able to expand in volume and then divine, and divide, until the baby is born -- histamine is there all the time.  In childhood, when the human body is growing, histamine acts as a strong growth factor, much like growth hormone.  The difference is that histamine becomes more and more active as we grow older, while growth hormone activity diminishes very rapidly from the third decade of life. From your 30th birthday onward. 

The tremendous need for the actions of histamine in childhood and old age makes its precursor amino acids, histidine, essential. Many neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, seem to be produced because of histidine metabolism imbalance. Many emotional problems are associated with excess activity of histamine during its water-regulation. 

The more the human body becomes dehydrated, the more histamine activity takes over the physiological functions that were the responsibility of water. If there is not enough water to energize the mineral pumps, or cation pumps, and regulate the balance between sodium (which has to stay outside the cells) and potassium ( which must be forced back in), histamine stimulates the release of energy to jump-start  the protein pumps and bring about osmotic balance in the environment of the cells -- most vitally in the brain. 

Histamine acts as a natural energy manager in the absence of water and shortage of hydroelectric energy. Brain function is not efficient without histamine when the body is short of water.  Nor is it efficient for long if it has to rely only on histamine as a substitute for the functions of water. In essence, this state of inefficient brain physiology, caused by the missing action of water, is what we call depression. 

Histamine is in charge of the ionic balance inside the cells. It forces potassium ions that leak out of the cell wall back into the cell. It releases energy energy for the pumps that handles the process. The trigger mechanism that gets histamine going is a rise in the level of potassium in the environment around the cells. The action of histamine in the body is what preserves life until water becomes available and can perform its natural functions : The use of antihistamine medications, when water itself is a better natural antihistamine, is tantamount to a criminal act. The tricyclic antidepressants, medications, and in fact even the more modern antidepressants , function as very strong antihistamines. 

The essential amino acid tryptophan gets converted into at least four neurotransmitters and hormones : serotonin, tryptamine, indolamine, and melatonin. 
Two enzymes, one unique to serotonin-producing cells and the other distributed more generally in the brain, act on tryptophan in this conversion process.  Nature has selected tryptophan as the most important amino acid for the brain's control of all the sensations and functions of the human body.

Serotonin is the kingpin chemical, needed for many events that silently regulate the human body physiology.  This is why a shortage of the serotonin that should normally be available is one of the hallmarks of depression. It's also why the pharmaceutical industry has produced a number of chemicals that slow down the rate of serotonin's  destruction in the nerve terminals after it is secreted to perform one of the many functions:
1. Serotonin alters the threshold of pain sensation and produces analgesia.
2. Serotonin control production and release of the growth hormone.
3. Serotonin controls the level of blood sugar.
4. Serotonin controls the blood pressure levels of the body -- it has a tendency to lower blood pressure.
5. Serotonin and tryptophan control appetite. You remember I talked about motilin , which is considered a kind of gut serotonin.  It is the hormone that causes the santiety sensation.
6. Serotonin and tryptophan regulate the human body's salt intake, whereas histamine controls the intake of potassium and its insertion into the cells. 
7.Serotonin has a direct effect on calcium movement into the cells and its involvement in neurotransmission.
8. Serotonin release inhibits histamine's release and its action. 
9. Serotonin production by the brain is reduced when the blood levels of three amino acids -- valine, leucine,  and isoleucine -- rise above normal, such as in starvation, dehydration, lack of exercise, and other conditions that affect protein metabolism of the body.
10. Serotonin strengthens the contractile properties of certain muscles. 
11. The serotonin-stimulated nerve system (serotonergic system) is the medium through which analgesics such as morphine and hallucinogenic drugs like LSD register their effects. It is this kind of stimulation of the serotonergic system that becomes addictive when people get hooked on a drug, be it caffeine or cocaine. 

The brain cells that convert tryptophan to serotonin have the ability to make this conversion at the same rate as it arrives.  These cells do not store tryptophan itself, but store serotonin in vesciles and even pass these vesicles on the nerves' transport system down the track to the nerve endings, to be used when the nerve is stimulated. Thus, low serotonin levels in the nerve system -- seem in depression -- are only caused if tryptophan cannot be delivered to the nerve cells. 

You now understand the physiological upheaval that occurs as a result of tryptophan shortage in the brain tissue. After 20-plus years of research into the relationship of water to pain regulation of the body, I have reached a broad understanding of how to avoid  serotonin depletion in the brain and prevent depression.






How To Change Your Life At Core Level

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Just how does the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind work? And what is the difference between them?

Here we’ll have a look at how the three minds – conscious, subconscious, and unconscious – work together to create your reality … and how to use that knowledge to change your habits and create a happier, more peaceful and confident you.

 A Walk Through the Human Mind 

The concept of three levels of mind is nothing new. Sigmund Freud, the famous Austrian psychologist was probably the first to popularize it into mainstream society as we know it today. Even though his theories have subsequently been widely disputed in Psychology circles because they are very hard to scientifically prove, Freud nonetheless created a useful model of the mind, which he separated into 3 tiers or sections – the conscious mind or ego, the preconscious, and the unconscious mind.
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The best way I have found to illustrate the concept of the three minds is by using a triangle. If you imagine at the very tip of the triangle is your conscious mind. It occupies only a small portion of space at the top, a bit like an iceberg where only a fraction of it is showing above the water. It probably represents about 10% of your brain capacity.

Below this is a slightly larger section that Freud called the preconscious, or what some refer to as the subconscious. It is much larger than the conscious mind and accounts for around 50-60% of your brain capabilities.

The section below this is the unconscious mind. It occupies the whole width of the base of the triangle and fills out the other 30-40% of the triangle. It is vast and deep and largely inaccessible to conscious thought, a bit like the dark depths of the ocean.

 How They Work Together 

Your conscious mind is what most people associate with who you are, because that is where most people live day to day. But it’s by no means where all the action takes place.

Your conscious mind is a bit like the captain of a ship standing on the bridge giving out orders. In reality it’s the crew in the engine room below deck (the subconscious and the deeper unconscious) that carry out the orders. The captain may be in charge of the ship and give the orders but its the crew that actually guides the ship, all according to what training they had been given over the years to best do so.

The conscious mind communicates to the outside world and the inner self through speech, pictures, writing, physical movement, and thought.

The subconscious mind, on the other hand, is in charge of our recent memories, and is in continuous contact with the resources of the unconscious mind.

The unconscious mind is the storehouse of all memories and past experiences, both those that have been repressed through trauma and those that have simply been consciously forgotten and no longer important to us. It’s from these memories and experiences that our beliefs, habits, and behaviors are formed.

The unconscious constantly communicates with the conscious mind via our subconscious, and is what provides us with the meaning to all our interactions with the world, as filtered through your beliefs and habits. It communicates through feelings, emotions, imagination, sensations, and dreams.

 The Mind in Action 

The following analogy may help to clarify the concept of how the three minds work a little more.

If you imagine you mind is like a computer …

Your conscious mind is best represented by the keyboard and monitor. Data is inputted on the keyboard and the results are thrown up on the monitor screen. That is how your conscious mind works – information is taken in via some outside (or internal) stimulus from your environment and the results are thrown up instantaneously into your consciousness.

Your subconscious is like the RAM in your computer. For those who don’t know, RAM is the place in a computer where programs and data that are currently in use are kept so they can easily be reached quickly by the computer processor. It is much faster than other types of memory, such as the hard disk or CD-ROM.

Your subconscious works in the same way. Any recent memories are stored there for quick recall when needed, such as what your telephone number is or the name of a person you just met. It also holds your current programs that you run every day, such as your current recurring thoughts, behavior patterns, habits, and feelings.

Your unconscious is like the hard disk drive in your computer. It is the long term storage place for all your memories and programs that have been installed since birth.

Your unconscious mind (and ultimately your subconscious mind) then uses these programs to make sense of all the data you receive from the world and to keep you safe and ensure your survival. The logic of these two minds is that if it worked in the past and you survived, then it will help you get through similar situations by the same means, no matter how misguided, painful, and unhelpful the results may be to you personally in the outside world.

The Journey Begins

As mentioned, these sections and their functions have been hotly debated over the years by many other psychologists, philosophers, and scientists, because it’s very hard to empirically prove they exist. Despite all this, I still find it a great analogy to use, and at the end of the day if it works for you and makes sense, then that’s all that matters.

The Conscious Mind

If you ask most people to define what the conscious mind does you’ll get varying answers. Some say what distinguishes it from the subconscious (or even the unconscious) is awareness.

But to say the subconscious is unaware is plain wrong. It has been well documented that you can be influenced by your surroundings or what people say even when your conscious mind is totally out of it, such as when you’re under anesthetic or asleep. And what about when you drive to some destination but when you get there you have no memory of the trip. In those situations it’s your subconscious that stays aware and performs the necessary functions.

Another argument people put forth is that the conscious mind is where you do all your thinking and logical reasoning. But that too doesn’t entirely distinguish it from your subconscious or unconscious. Your unconscious minds are the storage place of all your memories, emotions and habits and are in fact very good at reasoning and logic.

Take, for example, when you were a baby. Your conscious mind had not yet developed enough to test and measure all the information from your environment, so at this age it sits in the background and it’s your subconscious and unconscious that does all the data gathering and reasoning – identifying that the bottle or nipple is a source of food, that crying gets you attention, that cuddles from mum means you are safe. In this stage it’s your other two minds hard at work forming logical patterns of association (habits, beliefs, and emotions) that help you to survive.

By far the best explanation that I have found for the two most powerful functions your fully developed conscious mind can do that the other two can’t is …

Its ability to direct your focus.
Its ability to imagine that which is not real
It’s these two very important abilities that can change your life. Lets take a quick look at each …

Directing Your Focus

While your subconscious mind has a much stronger sense of awareness of your surroundings than your conscious mind (some suggest it’s where your “sixth sense” comes from) and is always switched on, even when asleep, it really does just obey orders from your conscious mind. If all you do is focus your conscious thoughts continually on negative things, then your subconscious will obediently deliver the feelings, emotions, and memories that you have associated with that type of thinking. And because those feelings will become your reality, you can then be caught up in a never ending loop of negativity, fear, and anxiety, constantly looking for the bad in every situation.

Take, for example, when you are laying in bed late at night and hear something go “bump” in the night. If you let your thoughts and imagination wander to all the horrible things that might happen, then your subconscious will throw up the feelings, emotions, and memories of past events that you’ve associated with those thoughts. Its your subconscious’s way of protecting you and preparing you for fight or flight in those situations.

On the other hand, if you consciously tell yourself and direct your focus to more rational, calming thoughts, then the feelings will subside or disappear.

Some people find it quite easy and natural to direct their thoughts towards a more positive outlook on life and every situation. It really depends on the type of programming your subconscious and unconscious has had since birth. For example – do you sway towards pessimism or optimism, negative thinking or positive thinking, happiness or anger, or somewhere in between? Identifying which way you sway is the start to improving it.

This ability of your conscious mind to direct your attention and awareness is one of the most important powers you have, and to create change in your life you must learn to control what you consciously focus on.

But how do you do that? The actual skill of directing your focus is quite simple … all it comes down to is making a choice. Deciding how you will think and what thoughts you will allow into your mind will determine your destiny. It can literally be used for good or evil, for constructive or destructive means.

Our mental thoughts are probably the only one true freedom we have in this world that we can actually control. A man can be physically trapped in prison in absolute inhumane conditions and yet still be free in his own mind – Victor Frankl and Nelson Mandela (among many others) are testament to that fact. We alone can choose how we are going to respond to our experiences in life.

Using Your Imagination

The other important ability of the conscious mind is the use of visualization. Your mind can literally imagine something that is totally new and unique – something you’ve never physically experienced before. By contrast, your subconscious can only offer versions of what memories it has stored of your past experiences.

But the really neat trick is that the subconscious can’t distinguish between that which the conscious mind imagines and that which is real, so whatever is brought up by conscious imagination and intently focused on, also brings up all the emotions and feelings that are associated with that image in your mind for you to experience.

For example, if you’ve ever day dreamed before about winning lotto, or perhaps looked forward to being with that someone special you love, then you would have felt the joy that those thoughts had conjured up in your head, even though you knew intellectually it wasn’t physically happening at that very moment. But your subconscious thought it was happening to you, and that’s why it offered those feelings and emotions it associated with those thoughts. It truly is a marvelous gift we have!

Visualization can be used to create some amazing results. In one sporting study three groups of people were tested on their ability to improve their free throw accuracy in basketball. They were tested at the start of the experiment and at the end.

One group was instructed to physically practice free throws for 20 days in a row. The second group was not allowed to train at all. The third group spent 20 minutes a day getting into a relaxed state and only imagining themselves performing the free throws. They were also taught that if they missed in their minds, to adjust slightly and see themselves getting it the next time.

At the end of the experiment the results were incredible. The group that physically practiced each day improved their score by 24%. The second group who didn’t practice understandably didn’t improve at all. But the third group, who had only visualized doing it, actually improved their score by an amazing 23% – nearly as much as group one! Don’t under estimate the power of the conscious mind.


The Subconscious Mind

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Your subconscious is the work desk of your mind. Controlling and directing it is the key to personal change.

As I said earlier, your subconscious is a bit like the RAM in your computer. (For those who don’t know – RAM is the term used for the short term memory in a computer, and its job is to hold the programs and data that are currently in use so they can be reached quickly and easily by the computer processor. It’s a lot faster than the other types of memory, such as the hard disk or CD-ROM.)

Your subconscious works in a similar way to computer RAM. It holds short term memory and current daily used programs.

The Role of the Subconscious

Apart from short term memory, the subconscious also plays an important role in our day to day functioning.

It works hard at ensuring you have everything you need for quick recall and access to when you need it. Things like –

1. Memories – such as what your telephone number is, how to drive a car without having to consciously think about it, what you need to get from the shop on the way home etc.

2. Current programs you run daily, such as behaviors, habits, mood.

3. Filters (such as beliefs and values) to run information through to test their validity according to your perception of the world.

4. Sensations taken in via your 5 senses and what it means to you.

If it doesn’t happen to have a filter or reference point in its RAM for some bits of information that come in, then it has a direct line to the storage place of the mind – the unconscious. It will ask the unconscious to pull out the programs that it best associates with the incoming data to help make sense of it all.

The subconscious is also constantly at work, staying a lot more aware of your surroundings than you realize. In fact, according to the NLP communication model we are assaulted with over 2 million bits if data every second. If your conscious mind had to deal with all that you would very quickly become overwhelmed and not be able to get anything done.

Instead, your subconscious filters out all the unnecessary information and delivers only that which is needed at the time, around 7 chunks of information. It does all this behind the scenes so you can perform your daily work uninhibited. And it does this as logically as it can, based on the programs it has access to in your unconscious.

And as discussed earlier in the article, it then communicates all the results into consciousness via emotions, feelings, sensations and reflexes, images and dreams. It doesn’t communicate in words.

The link into the Subconscious

One of the truly great things about the subconscious (and one which we need to take advantage of to affect change) is … it obeys orders!

People often erroneously think that the subconscious is in charge and you are merely at its mercy. In fact it’s the complete opposite. Your conscious mind gives it the direction, the environment if you like, for which it operates in. The subconscious will only deliver the emotions and feelings of what you continuously think about.

Now I’m not saying it’s as easy as changing what you think of in one moment and your entire life will be changed. In most cases your default programs have too much energy attached to them to change instantaneously. It can be done though – such as after a massive life altering event or if enough pain is associated with the old behavior – but without a major shift like that it is likely the old programs will reemerge.

The Unconscious Mind

The unconscious mind is very similar to the subconscious mind in that it also deals with memories. But there is a difference between the two.

If you remember the symbol of the triangle I used to describe the levels of the human mind, then you’ll remember that the unconscious sits a layer deeper in the mind under the subconscious. Although the subconscious and unconscious have direct links to each other and deal with similar things, the unconscious mind is really the cellar, the underground library if you like, of all your memories, habits, and behaviors. It is the storehouse of all your deep seated emotions that have been programmed since birth.

If you want significant change at a core level, then this is the place to work on … but it’s not easy to get to!

Unconscious versus Subconscious – What’s the difference?

There’s been plenty of debate over what is the correct term – subconscious or unconscious.

Unconscious is the term usually preferred by Psychologists and Psychiatrists to refer to the thoughts we have that are “out of reach” of our consciousness. It shouldn’t be confused with the medical term for unconscious, which basically means knocked out or anesthetized, although both definitions do have similar qualities.

In simple terms, the unconscious is the storage place for all our memories that have been repressed or which we don’t wish to recall. A traumatic event in our childhood that has been blocked out is an example, but it doesn’t have to be so serious as this. It could be something very distant like what you had for lunch on your first day of school or what the name was of the childhood friend you played with a couple of times.

It’s a memory that we can’t pull out at our choosing. It’s there, but we can’t remember it no matter how hard we try. Certain psychoanalytical methods can bring back these memories (such as hypnosis) or it can be triggered by a particular event (a scent, a familiar place etc).

The important point to remember here, is that we cannot, by choice, remember anything in our unconscious without some special event or technique. This is the unconscious.

The subconscious, on the other hand, is almost the same, but the major difference is we can choose to remember. The memories are closer to the surface and more easily accessible with a little focus.

For example, if I were to ask you to remember what your phone number is, then you could easily bring that into conscious thought. The interesting thing is that before I asked you to recall it, you had no conscious thought of it at all. It was stored in your subconscious available for ready recall when needed, a bit like RAM in a computer because it’s something that you require quite regularly to remember.

If, however, it wasn’t important to you to recall your phone number that often then it may be stored a bit deeper, and as a result when you’re asked for your phone number on the spot you might struggle to remember it.

The Role of the Unconscious

In many respects the unconscious deals with all the same tasks as the subconscious – memory, habits, feelings, emotions, and behaviors. The difference between the two minds, however, is that the unconscious is the source of all these programs that your subconscious uses

It is the place where all your memories and experiences since birth have been stored. Its from these memories that your beliefs, habits, and behaviors are formed and reinforced over time.

How to Change Your Life

If you want to affect change in your life at a core level then you will have to work on your programs/data/limiting beliefs that are held in the unconscious mind. There are specialized ways to make that happen, and if you’ve read the entire related series of these articles then you’ll know that the place to start doing that is in the conscious mind.

By continuously being in charge of your own thoughts through directing your focus and using visualization, you can influence what programs the subconscious mind constantly runs. Do this often enough (and with enough emotional energy) then it will start to reprogram your unconscious internal representation and belief system.

And when that happens you’ll experience change on a very deep level!

It’s very much a top down approach. After all, it’s how your habits, behaviors and beliefs were created in the first place. Give it a try and see how it works for you. And remember, enjoy the journey!

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

We are aware that we have an inner mind which is called ‘subliminal’, ‘subjective’, ‘id’, or the subconscious mind. Freud was one of the first who gave an insight into the functioning of the subconscious mind, linking it with the causes of various diseases. Dr Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, termed the spiritual part of the mind as super conscious which was directly connected to God.



The subconscious mind works like a computer. The subconscious mind inspires, guides and is a permanent storehouse of memory. Our mind remembers everything we see, feel and experience but to recall is difficult. It is said that the subconscious mind has a memory capacity of 70-100 trillion images because all our feelings, emotions and experiences are stored within us as an image or sound. Just as a computer digitizes everything, our brain too does the same.

Subconscious mind never sleeps, never rests and is always on duty because it controls our heartbeat, circulation of blood, regulates digestion, assimilates, harmonizes and eliminates. It controls all the vital processes and functions of our body and knows the answers to all our problems.

The objective mind learns from observation, experience, education and its great function is reasoning, whereas the subjective mind performs its highest function when our objective senses are in abeyance.

Thoughts are conveyed via the conscious mind to the subconscious by impression made in the brain cells like an image or a movie. It uses every bit of information gathered in our life time and draws all the energy and wisdom within us to bring solutions to our problems.

Suppose one had been bitten by a dog at the age of 10, one will continue to be scared of dogs for the rest of his/her life viewing it from the childhood experience. This is because our subconscious mind remembers the incident. The conscious mind may forget but the subconscious mind remembers in greatest detail unless the event is cancelled from the memory.

Subconscious mind is always awake whether one is asleep, subconscious, under drug or alcohol effect or under coma. One of its functions is to guard us from harm and danger, yet ironically it also causes illness and even self destruction.

Subconscious mind is infinite intelligence possessed by man beyond time and space, and it helps us to receive new thoughts, ideas, business plans, discoveries, inventions, and knowledge of nature.

Subconscious mind has the habit of taking everything literally.If we keep on thinking that we will never succeed in a particular venture, it is most likely that we will not because we are blocking all positive energy flow into the subconscious. This results only in negative energy getting attracted. Therefore, it is we who are responsible for our successes and failures in life.

If we have conveyed an erroneous concept to our subconscious mind the method of overcoming it is by repetition of constructive and harmonious thoughts, positive attitude and visualizing a happy ending rather than negative thoughts and suggestions.

Doctors have recognized this fact about the mind hence, however complex the operation maybe, they keep on encouraging the patients just before an operation.

During the post operative period visitors are not allowed near the patient because any negative suggestion given will go deep into the patient’s subconscious mind thereby damaging whatever had been done to rectify the patient’s state of heal through the operation.

It is very important that we do not use negative suggestions with growing children as it gets rooted in their subconscious mind and reflects later in his/her behavior. This effect can be seen in their behavior, hostility, anxiety, lack of confidence, etc. Whatever one believes in one’s mind is what we experience physically in the outside world. We have two sides of life objective-subjective, visible-invisible, thought-manifestation.

Even prayers and beliefs are positive signals which we give to our subconscious mind as something acceptable and true. The thought which is acceptable as true will automatically execute itself. When we believe we are healthy we will remain healthy as our subconscious mind keeps our immune system in perfect condition.

Source: All About Hypnosis: The Other Consciousness, by Tarun Mohan

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wisdom of Water : Cure Obesity, Cancer, Depression

Wisdom of Water Cure Obesity, Cancer, Depression

To Our Creator : In Awe with Humility, Dedication and Love.

The Common Cause & Natural Cure for Obesity, Cancer, Depression are Dehydration & Re-hydration, respectively.

You are not sick, you are dehydrated!
Regain your vibrant health with water.

CHAPTER 8 :THE IDEAL DIET FOR ALL DEHYDRATION-PRODUCED DISEASES

Chronic dehydration produces many symptoms, signs, and eventually degenerative diseases.  The physiological outcomes of the sort of dehydration that produces any of the problem mentioned earlier in this blog (read earlier posts) are almost the same.  Different bodies manifest the early symptoms of drought differently, but in persistent dehydration that has been camourflaged by prescription medications , one by one the other symptoms and signs will kick in, and eventually the person (victim of dehydration) will suffer from multiple "disease." 

You saw it in the case of Andrew Bauman. We in medicine have labeled these conditions as outright diseases or have grouped them as different "syndromes."  In recent years, we have grouped some of the syndromes - with some typical blood tests - and called them autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, insulin-dependent diabetes, and so on. 

Medical research has until now been conducted on the assumption that many conditions -- which I consider to be states of dehydration or its complications -- are diseases of "unknown etiology." From the presently held perspectives of human health problems, we are not allowed to use the word cure. You can at best "treat" a problem and hope it goes "into remission."

From my perspective , most painful degenerative diseases are states of local or regional drought -- with varying patterns. It naturally follows that, once the drought and its metabolic complications are corrected, the problem will be cured if the dehydration damage is not extensive.  I also believe that to evaluate "deficiency disorders" -- water deficiency being one of them -- we do not need to observe the same research protocol that are applied to the research of chemical products. Identifying the shortage and correcting the deficiency are all we need to do to cure the problem.  Deficiency disorders are curable ; we can use the word cure to refer to the results ! 

It is now clear that the treatment for all dehydration-produced conditions is the same -- a single treatment protocol for umpteen numbers of conditions.  Isn't that great ! One program or one solution solves so many problems and avoid costly and unnecessary interference with the body.

The first step in this treatment program involves a clear and determined upward adjustment of daily water intake.  Persistent dehydration also causes a disproportionate loss of certain elements that should be adequately available in the stored reserves in the body.  Naturally, the ideal treatment protocol will also involves an appropriate correction of associated metabolic disturbances.  In short, treatment of dehydration-produced diseases also involves correction of the secondary deficiencies that water deficiency imposes on some tissues of the body. This multiple-deficiency phenomenon caused by dehydration is at the root of many degenerative diseases, including the autoimmune conditions like lupus and AIDS and, naturally, cancer. 

HOW MUCH WATER AND WHEN? 

The human body needs no less than two quarts* of water and some salt every day to compensate for its natural losses in urine , respiration, perspiration.  Less than this will cause a burden on the kidneys, which will have to work harder to concentrate the urine, excreting as much chemical toxic waste is as little water as possible.  This process explains why so many people end up needing dialysis in the final years of their drastically shortened lives. 

By and large, an average-sized body needs about four quarts* of water a day.  You give it two quarts* in form of water ; the other two quarts are supplied from metabolism and the water content of food, such as fresh fruits and colorful vegetables. The body needs these four quarts of water to produce around two quarts of urine -- an amount that will prevent your kidneys from working too hard to concentrate the urine ( thus the light-colored urine of well-hydrated people).  Your lungs use more than a quart of water a day -- this much water is evaporated in the process of breathing.  the rest of the water is needed for perspiration and proper hydration of the skin, which is constantly losing water into the air around it.  Some water is also needed for keeping feces moist to facilitate bowel movements.  In hot climate more water is needed for this purpose.

A rough rule of thumb for those who are heavy set is to drink 1/2 ounce(U.S. fluid-ounce measurement) of water for every pound of body weight per day. Example, a 200-pound person thus needs at least 100 fluid-ounces of water daily. 

Water should be taken anytime you are thirsty, even in the middle of a meal. Water intake in the middle of a meal does not drastically affect the process of digestion, but dehydration  during food intake does affect digestion.

Drink at least two glasses of water first thing in the morning to compensate for the water loss during eight hours of sleep. here are the best times to take water during the rest of the day.

Half an hour before each major meal of the day, drink one or two glasses of water and give it time to establish its regulatory processes before you introduce food into your system.  Those people suffering from obesity, depression, or cancer should make sure to drink two glasses of water. During that half-hour, the water is absorbed into he system and is once again secreted into the stomach, preparing it to receive solid foods.  When you drink enough water before eating food, you avoid many problems of the gastrointestinal tract, including bloating, heartburn , colitis, constipation, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, hiatal hernia, cancer of intestinal tract, and of course extra weight gain.

Two to two and a half hours (2 to 2.5 hours) after you've eaten, drink another 8-12 fluid-ounces of water (depending on the amount of food consumed) .  This will stimulate the satiety hormones and wrap up the digestive processes in the intestinal tract. It will also keep you from experiencing a false sensation of hunger when your body is simply craving more water to complete the digestion of already eaten food. 

Water should be taken at regular intervals throughout the day to avoid thirst. Remember this fact, when you first feel thirsty, your body has already entered into 2 percent dehydration. So you must drink water to prevent dehydration to kick in. Be sure to drink water before any physical activity, such as going for a walk, window shopping or other more strenuous forms of exercise that cause sweating. I will explain how much salt to take later. 

CORRECTING THE COMPLICATIONS OF DEHYDRATION

 A change of lifestyle is vital for the correction of any dehydration-produced disorder. The backbone of the WaterCure program is : 

1. Sufficient water and salt intake daily.

2. Regular exercise. WHAT ARE THE BEST FORMS OF EXERCISE? (Check Here Later 233)

3. A balanced, mineral-rich diet that includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, as colorful as available , and the fats needed to make cell membranes, hormones, and nerve insulation.  Please abandon your  cholesterol hang-up (if any).

4. Exclusion of caffeine and alcohol.

5. Meditation to detoxify stressful thoughts. You might try this.

6. Exclusion of artificial sweeteners.

Also remember that the sort of dehydration that manifests itself in asthma leaves other scars within the body.  This is why asthma in childhood is so devastating and can expose a child to so many health problems in later life, as you saw in the case of Andrew Bauman. My understanding of the damaging effects of cellular dehydration during childhood is the reason I have been concentrating my effort on eradicating asthma among children.  

WHY IS WATER SO IMPORTANT FOR THE PREVENTION AND CURE OF OBESITY,  DEPRESSION , AND CANCER

Here are the primary functions of water in the human body : 

1. Water is the vehicle of transport for circulating blood cells --- the core of the immune system.

2. Water is a solvent for critical materials, including oxygen and the minerals that maintain the body cells in their healthy plum-like state.

3. Water is the bulk material that fills empty spaces in the body. There is no vacuum between the cells. 

4. Water is the adhesive that binds solid parts of the cell together by forming a membrane or protective barrier around the cell.  In dehydration, this adhesive responsibility is passed on to cholesterol.

5. The neurotransmission systems of the brain and nerves depend on rapid movement of sodium and potassium in and out of the membranes along the full length of the nerves. Water that is loose and not bonded with something else is free to move across the cell membrane and turn the "element-moving" pumps. 

6. Some of the element-moving pumps are voltage-generating pumps.  Thus, efficiency of neurotransmission systems depends on the availability of free and un-engaged water in nerve tissues.  In its osmotic urge to get into the cell, water generates energy by turning the pump units that force potassium into the cell and push sodium outside the cell -- much like water turning the turbines at a hydroelectric dam - water reservoir to make electricity. 

7. A cell membrane has two layers ; between these layers is a constantly moving canal of water in which most outside messages are processed/ in dehydration, the enzyme activity in this canal becomes less efficient , and the cell becomes correspondingly less active in its natural functions.  This is when cholesterol gets used in the cell membrane to prevent further dehydration . Fig 8-1. Model of Hydrated and Dehydrated segments of a bi-layer cell membrane and the channel of water that circles round the cell in between the two layers of the membrane. The channel acts as a "water highway," where all the chemical exchanges of the cell with tis outside world is carried out. 
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Membrane Potential ( CLICK FOR FURTHER LEARNING)

In dehydrated cell membrane: Cholesterol plaques plug the cell membrane pores to prevent water loss. In dehydration, cholesterol is an adhesive that binds cell membrane structure together. Body will activate hypertension to get the water through the membrane. 

(Protein scaffolding of the cell membrane) <<CLICK>>

In well-hydrated cell membrane: Cell membrane pores are not obstructed and water can seep through (i.e. by infusion, flow rate of 0.001 cm per second) the membrane to get inside the cell. (Click here to learn more, The wide range of membrane permeabilities of different compounds in the cell. )

8. Up to now, however, it has been assumed that all energy storage in ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the substance that "burns" and gives out "heat" to "cook" any of the chemical reactions allowing a cell to function is from from food intake.  This is why water has not received much attention as a source of energy in the energy-generating systems in the human body. 

9. Water is the central regulators of energy and osmotic balance in the body. Sodium and potassium stick to the protein of the pump and act as the magnets of the dynamo.  When water rotates the pump proteins, electricity is generated.  The rapid turn of these cation pumps generates energy that is stored at many different locations in three different pool types : 

(A). ATP is one type of energy pool.
(B). Another energy storage pool is GTP ( guanosine triphosphate).
(C). A third system is in the endoplasmic reticulum that captures and traps calcium.  For every two units of calcium that are trapped, the energy equivalent of one unit of ATP is stored in the connection of the two calcium atoms.
For every two units of calcium that are separated from one another and released, one unit of energy -- to make a new unit of ATP -- is also released. This mechanism of calcium entrapment, as a means of energy storage, makes the bone structure of the human body not only its scaffolding but also its "Fort Knox"-- sort of like investing your cash in gold reserve, Hence, when there is severe dehydration and, consequently, a decreased supply of hydroelectric energy, the body taps into the bones for their energy storage. Thus,  the primary cause of osteoporosis in persistent dehydration. 

To prevent osteoporosis, or soft bones , you need to increase bone density by making the absorption of calcium more efficient. Toward this end, more vitamin D has to be made from solar conversion of cholesterol deposits in the skin to cholecalciferol -- vitamin D3.


Are You Taking the Right Type of Oral Vitamin D?


Cholesterol is the building block for practically all hormones of the body ; vitamin D is also produced from cholesterol.  This connection of high turnover of stored energy in the bone structure to an increased need for vitamin D activity to rebuild the bones is the signal for the liver to make more cholesterol as the precursor** to vitamin D. Note: **In chemistry, a precursor is a compound that participates in a chemical reaction that produces another compound. In biochemistry, the term "precursor" often refers more specifically to a chemical compound preceding another in a metabolic pathway, such as a protein precursor.

It is a marker of scientific ignorance to attempt to lower cholesterol levels via chemicals drugs. Increased water intake and exposure to some sunlight is a less harmful way to regulate cholesterol levels of the circulating blood. 

Cholesterol-lowering medications are dangerous. Forewarned is forearmed. I have mentioned some of their problems earlier in this blog. Here is another eye-opener for you. Duane Graveline, M.D. -- a former N A S A astronaut, USAF(United States Air Force) flight surgeon, and space medicine research scientist -- published an article in the August-September 2004 issue of the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients called "Transient Global Amnesia : A Side Effect of Statin Treatment." Dr. Graveline's own devastating experience led him to research this problem. 

He has identified complete memory loss as one of the side effects of cholesterol-lowering medications. He states : ". . . thousands of case reports of memory dysfunction started flooding in from patients across the country, all with the same common thread -- association with statin drug use. And the amnesia is just the tip of the iceberg of the true incidence of memory impairment associated with Lipitor, Mevacor , and Zocor.  For every case of amnesia, thousands of cases of extreme forgetfulness , incapacitating confusion and profound disorientation have been and are being reported. Neither patients nor doctors  are aware of this side effects."

10. The foods that we eat are the products of energy conversion from the initial electrical-energy-generating properties of water and sunlight.  All living and growing species, humans included, survive as a result of energy generation from water. One major problem in the scientific evaluation of the human body is the lack of understanding of the magnitude of our body's  dependence on hydroelectricity for energy.

11. The electricity produced at the cell membrane also forces nearby proteins to align their receptive points and prepare for chemical reactions. 

WATER IS THE FIRST NUTRIENT THE BODY NEEDS

Here are some of the other reasons why your body needs water every day. 

1. Without water nothing lives.

2. Comparative shortage of water suppresses and eventually kills some aspects of the body.

3. Water is the main source of energy -- the "cash flow" of the body.

4. Water generates electrical and magnetic energy inside each and every cell of the body -- it provides the power to live. 

5. Water prevents DNA damage and makes its repair mechanisms more efficient -- less abnormal DNA* is made. * DNA is abbre- viation for DeoxyriboNuclei Acid. 

6. Water increases greatly the efficiency of the immune system in the bone marrow where the immune system is formed (all its mechanisms) -- including its efficiency against cancer. 

7. Water is the main solvent for all foods, vitamins, and minerals. It is used in the breakdown of food into smaller particles and their eventual metabolism and assimilation.

8. Water energizes food, and food particles are then able to supply the body with this energy during digestion.  This is why food without water has absolutely no energy value for the body. 

9. Water increases the rate of absorption into the body of essential substances in food. 

10. Water is used to transport all substances inside the body.

11. Water increases the efficiency of red blood cells in collecting oxygen in the lungs. 

12. When water reaches a cell, it brings the cell oxygen and takes the waste gases to the lungs for disposal. 


13. Water clears toxic waste from different parts of the body and takes it to the liver and kidneys for disposal.


14. Water is the main lubricant in the joint spaces and prevents arthritis and back pain.


15. Water is used in the spinal discs to make them "shock-absorbing water cushions." (CLICK HERE to view Degenerative Disc DiseaseVideo)

16. Water is the best lubricating laxative and prevents constipation.

17. Water prevents heart attacks and strokes.

18. Water prevents clogging of arteries in the heart and the brain.

19. Water is essential for the human body's cooling (sweat) and heating (electrical) systems.

20. Water gives us power and electrical energy for all brain functions, particularly thinking.

21. Water is directly needed for the efficient manufacture of all neurotransmitters, including serotonin. 

22. Water is directly needed for the production of all hormones made by the brain, including melatonin.


23. Water prevents Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in children and adults. 

24. Water increases efficiency at work; it expands your attention span.


25. Water is a better pick-me-up than any other beverage in the world -- and it has no side effects. 


26. Water prevent stress, anxiety, and depression.


27. Water restores normal sleep rhythms.


28. Water prevents fatigue -- it gives the energy of youth.


29. Water makes the skin smooth and prevent aging.


30. Water gives luster and shine to the eyes. 


31. Water prevent glaucoma.


32. Water normalizes the blood manufacturing systems in the bone marrow -- it helps prevent leukemia and lymphoma.


33. Water is absolutely vital for making the immune system more efficient in different regions to fight infections and cancer cells where they are formed.


34. Water dilutes the blood and prevents it from clotting during circulation.

35. Water decreases premenstrual pains and hot flashes. 


36. Water and heartbeats create the dilution and "waves" that keep things from "sedimenting" in the blood stream.  


37. The human body has no water storage to draw on during dehydration. This is why you must drink regularly and throughout the day. (Follow my 10%- 90-minutes formula.)


38. Dehydration prevents sex hormone production -- one of the primary causes of impotence and loss of libido.  Always drink a glass 45 minutes prior going into the love-chamber. 


39. Drinking water separates the sensations of thirst and hunger.


40. To lose excess weight, water is the best and safest way to go -- drink water on time and lose weight without much dieting. Also, you will not eat excessively when you are only thirsty for water.


41. Dehydration causes deposits of toxic sediments in the tissue spaces, fat stores, joints, kidneys, liver, brain, and skin.  water will clear these deposits. 


42. Water takes away the morning sickness of pregnancy. 


43. Water integrates mind and body functions. It increases the ability to realize goals and purpose.


44. Water prevents the loss of memory as we age.  water prevents Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease. 


45. Water reverses addictive urges, including those for caffeine. alcohol, and some drugs. 


BLOOD IS A RED RIVER OF WATER


Blood is normally about 94 percent water when the human body is fully hydrated (red cells are actually "water bags" that contain the colored hemoglobin).  Inside the cells of the body there should ideally be about 75 percent water.  Because of this difference in water levels outside and inside the  cells, an osmotic flow of water into the cells normally occurs. There are hundreds of thousands of voltage-generating pump units at the cell membranes, just like the turbines used in hydroelectric dams.  The water that flows through them rotates these pumps. This rush of water creates hydroelectric energy.  At the same time, and as part of the same process, element such as sodium and potassium are exchanged. 


Only water that is free and can move about -- the water you drink -- generates hydroelectric energy at the cell membrane.  The previously supplied water that is now busy with other functions cannot leave its binding position to rush elsewhere.  This is why water by itself should be considered the most suitable pick-me-up beverage and should be consumed at regular intervals during the day. The good thing about water as a source of energy is the fact that excess water is passed out of the body.  It manufactures the needed energy to top up the reserves in the cells and then leaves the human body with the toxic waste of the cells. It is not stored. 


When there is dehydration because a person is not drinking enough water, the cells become depleted of their ready energy.  They then  habitually depend on more energy generation from the intake of  food instead of water.  In this situation, the body is pushed into  storing fat and using its protein and starch reserves, because it is  immediately easier to break these elements down than the stored  fat.
This is why 40 percent of the people in the country are grossly overweight : Their bodies are engaged in perpetual crisis management of dehydration. 

WATER IS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF ENERGY
 The word hydrolysis ( loosening, dissolving, breaking, or splitting by the participating action of water ) is used when water becomes involved in the metabolism of other materials.  Activities that depend on hydrolysis include the breakdown of proteins into their component amino acids, and the breakdown of large fatty particles into smaller fatty acid units.  Without water, hydrolysis cannot take place.  It follows, then, that the hydrolytic function of water also constitutes the metabolism of water itself. What this means is that water itself needs to be broken down first -- hydrolyzed -- before the human body can use the various components in food. This is why we need to supply the human body with water before we eat solid foods. 

Now that we are on this point , let me once again share with you the figures that stress the importance of water as a supplier of energy, especially for brain functions. 

Figure 8-2. Energy is measured in kilo Joules. One kilo Joule is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 pound (or 0.4535 kilogram) (1 kilograms equals to 2.2 pounds) of water to 1 degree Fahrenheit. (Human Body temperature

MgATP (600) + H2O = ADP3- (1500) / ADPH2- (600) + Mg2+(998) / H+(1168) + H2PO4-(318) / HPO4,2-(1251)

One unit of magnesium-ATP from the stockpile of energy at the cell membrane has about 600 units of energy before it is hydrolyzed.  When it is hydrolyzed into its component parts , the total energy  content reaches to about 5,835 units. (These figures are taken from an article published by P. George and co-workers : Biochem Biophys Acta 223, no. 1, 1970.) (ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the main source of energy in cells, must be bound to a magnesium ion in order to be biologically active. What is called ATP is often actually Mg-ATP.[4]  ) (Fig. 1. Views of ATP and related structures.  )  

All the foods that we eat and digest need to be hydrolyzed before the human body can tap into their contents. The benefits they offer the body become available because of the "magical" effect  of water, which breaks the products into their more easily digestible and water-energized components.

Dear honorable reader of Healthy Wealth blog-site, 
 Now you know why water is a nutrient and how it generates energy. Water dissolves all the minerals, proteins, starches, and other water-soluble components and , as blood , carries them around the human body for distribution. Think of blood as seawater that has a few breeds of fish in it -- red cells, white cells, platelets, proteins, and enzymes, all swimming to a destination. The blood serum has almost the same mineral consistency and proportions as seawater. 

The human body is in constant need of water. it is losing water though the lungs when we breathe out. The body is losing water in perspiration from the skin, in urine production, and in daily bowel movements. Water deficit causes constipation. A good gauge for the water needs of the human body is the color of urine. 
1. A well-hydrated person produces colorless  urine --- not counting the color of vitamins or color additives in processed edibles.  
2. A comparatively dehydrated person produces translucent-yellow urine. 
3. A truly dehydrated person produces urine that is orange in color.
4. Also: A well hydrated person is never constipated : a constipated person is truly a dehydrated person! 

In the next posts that follows, the importance of minerals and food components are briefly discussed.  For a more thorough understanding of the importance of nutrition in maintaining health and well-being, I recommend the following book. A Complete Illustrated Guide to Vitamins and Minerals : A Practical Approach to a Healthy Diet and Safe Supplementation by Denise Mortimore, BSc , PhD, DHD :ISBN 0607-2717-1. ) You will enjoy reading this  book.

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From the Back Cover

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about vitamins and minerals you’ll find in this practical, easy-to-use guide to a healthy diet and the safe use of supplements. Each vitamin or mineral has its own entry, and the excellent text is supported by informative illustrations and diagrams. Also included in the guide:
• What is a healthy diet? What you need and what you need to avoid.
• Who needs what? The different supplement requirements for different groups of people.
• I’m stressed – help! Specific illnesses, which can be due to vitamin deficiencies, and how to treat them.
So, if you’ve ever wondered what a ‘vitamin B12 complex’ actually is, look no further! Denise Mortimore has all the answers.

About the Author

Denise Mortimore is a nutritional therapist who lectures, teaches adult education courses and runs a thriving nutritional therapy practice. She is also scientific advisor and university liaison officer to the Society for the Promotion of Nutritional Therapy in the UK. Denise is a registered member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists.