Your Health as Related to Your Complex Environment

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The first segment of this article deals with the vulnerability, through the lack of knowledge, of the individual in dealing with his or her health. The second segment discusses some of the special means available, through the use of technology, to far better deal with the environment as it relates to human health.

If you would, please refer to handout “B” (the Health Chart) The B handout can be viewed also by clicking on a link at the end of this article. The handout is also an essential part of this discussion.

Let’s say the sloping line in handout B represents our health in general. From the normal-plus level down to the potential disease level area. Although this chart is oversimplified, it does give us a better picture of what we are all presently dealing with on a day to day basis in our lives, and also, in general, what we are trying to accomplish here. It’s very sad but true, that we have no idea where we are at on any such line of wellness, up in the healthy areas or down in the disease area, nor do we have the ability to exercise any organized degree of control over our position on any such line.

The disease area is where our present health care system primarily operates. In fact, the present health care system is often referred to as a disease-oriented medical system. We hear a lot about this area, because this is where most research and other medical activities take place, not up in this pre-disease stage area, or for sure not up in the normal-plus area.
(Although I am using only one line here (in handout A) for discussion, and simplification, purposes, the use of a number of lines, possibly representing major body systems, may in fact provide a more realistic representation).

We are told that major diseases such as most cancer, heart problems and the like usually take years to materialize, yet how often is someone given a complete physical examination and a clean bill of health, only to come down with the symptoms of one of these diseases within weeks? Obviously, the person was not likely in good health at the time of the examination; he or she was in reality down in this disease area, or pre-disease stage area, not up here, and for sure not up here in the normal plus area. The hundreds of health level conditions from the disease level up through the normal plus level would be fully established by this system. Currently you are diagnosed to have some level of diseased, or with the absence of that diagnosis, considered to be normal and sent home. What about the hundreds of subtle conditions in between–for example such as your system being slightly out of balance with minor corrections required?

Unfortunately, at this time, the way we usually become aware that we are not normal is when we develop the physical symptoms of a disease or from the results of a lab test. Instead of being up in the normal area, we are sadly down in the disease area or close to it. We often go from what we consider to be a condition of good health to abruptly finding out we have a disease, sometimes a very serious one, often causing a major change in our life, to often with no warning or opportunity for any form of intervention to prevent it. We then can only hope that the disease is curable or at least treatable.

For all practical purposes, basically we are left completely in the dark to struggle with where we are really at on our own. Most of the time we have no idea of how close we are to the potential disease levels. Operating under these conditions most of us just do the best we can, hoping to help ourselves with our level of health, whether it’s through what we eat, an exercise program, what we try to avoid, etc. This is a very weak and vulnerable position to continually be in, but it’s currently a fact of life. Unfortunately, it’s about all we can do. That is very sad indeed with the technology available to provide us far far more.

The proposed system, would not only provide you far more knowledge about your true level of health, but in addition, and just as critical, usually how you could have far more control over that level of wellness. The contrast between the current health care situation and what the system being proposed here could provide in terms of preventive and wellness knowledge might be compared to someone just feeling around in the dark, and then having someone come along and turn on the lights.

This article discusses a core element of the proposed national research center and how the supercomputers can relate vital data to disease and prevention and wellness. It also discusses a system that has the means of not only closely monitoring your health in great detail but far more control over it as well.

Now let’s take a look at the environmental factors:

In order to exert control over our level of wellness, we clearly also need to take into account external elements that affect our health, and of course that includes our personal environment.

In discussing our environment, we will use the word “environment” in its broadest sense, to include foods, nutrition, and exercise programs so on. However, bringing the environment into the health picture vastly complicates setting up any simple electronic processing system. It requires a far more powerful and sophisticated medical information system, but it’s absolutely essential. Any system that does not include the environment cannot be effective. The current high levels of disease and medical expense would only continue. This system does include the environmental elements.

So, how do we go about bringing in such large and diverse amounts of data into some type of format or system so that they can be evaluated as to their affect on our health?

Please refer to handout “C” Labeled Environment.

These are just a few examples of the many environmental factors that we are exposed to that can affect our health.

If we look at the upper left side of the page we see typical foods such as tomatoes broccoli and grapefruit, and directly across the page are listed some of the potential concerns for contamination, such as insecticides and herbicides, both widely used in this type of farming now days.

Just below that on the left are meats, poultry, dairy products, and eggs. Here we have additional potential contaminants we need to be especially concerned about–antibiotics and hormones–which are used very extensively by the farmers providing these products. (There are details in the book on the excessive use of chemicals by farmers).

We also have water. Well water is usually inspected by the county for bacteria only, not chemicals.

Then, last, but for sure not least, we have medicines, which could well be some of our most dangerous exposures. There definitely needs to be a far more reliable means of testing the typical pharmaceutical drug. In addition, there is a great need for more effective, friendlier and less expensive medicines. Extensive testing of natural elements is part of this system, which will be discussed later.

Sadly, we don’t even really know which chemicals we are ingesting or inhaling let alone the quantity. Also, what about the synergistic effects of these chemical combinations? At this time none of this is known!

Because this involves precious human health, and even life itself, this haphazard method of controlling food and water supply contamination, in this day and age of technology, is very sad indeed, and in my opinion absolutely unnecessary!

Capturing the environmental information for each individual at first seems almost insurmountable, but if we look into it further and with the help of some of the latest technology it is not as difficult as it first appears. For example, one use of technology, that would be very effective and easily applied, is to convert the checkout counter at supermarkets to easily transfer your supermarket orders to a special home computer, by merely having the credit card reader converted over to also read a plastic card you could carry with you. You could pass the card through the card reader the same as a credit card. The reader would recognize it for the type of card it is, read the telephone number on it and transfer details of the total order to a special home computer. This information could be easily downloaded later for use in a health report. Not only would that provide a total list of what you purchased, and avoid detail work on your part, but it would also provide the critical brand names. This would be very valuable in terms of research, in monitoring the quality of food. When significant health problems arose with a particular product, the research and diagnostic computers would be able to actually identify the brand.

This system would be very practical because the supermarkets already have all that store product information on their store computer systems, and such a system would require primarily the conversion of the credit card readers.

Also an environmental staff person would be mandatory in each medical office operation to help input, all environmental data for the patient or individual. This expert’s wages would likely be reimbursed by the government, at least initially, from the huge savings in health care expenses provided by the new system–savings in the hundreds of billions of dollars (there is a small chapter on the economics involved). It should be noted that the environmental data input would be used for research purposes only for the first two or three years, but could likely be used for diagnostic purposes later (there are details in the book on how and why this is so).

We discussed the limited options available to preserve human health within the limitations of the present health care system. We also discussed both the limitations of knowledge, and the ability to control, one’s personal environment as to its effect on human health.

Normal Penis Size Advantage: Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

It’s normal for people to wish for something they think they want, even if by doing so they don’t appreciate what they have. And that goes double when talking about penis size. No matter that proper penis health is ultimately more important than penis size; too many guys whose manhood is of normal, perfectly respectable dimensions envies the rare few who possess a member of exceptional size. But the truth is that a normal penis size is actually an asset.

Define normal

So what is meant by a “normal” penis size anyway? There are hundreds of surveys and reports that claim they are answering this question, including a recent one which found that the average penis size is about an inch longer than previously thought. But that survey is seriously flawed, depending on self-reporting – which is a recipe for exaggerated answers. The most recent reputable survey found that the normal penis size is actually a little over 5 inches when erect. The vast majority of men fall comfortably in the 4″ to 6″ range. Those who can truthfully boast of 7 inches or more are truly outliers.

Men are very visual, so it’s no wonder that when a porn star with a massive penis comes onscreen they assume their equipment must be lacking in power and prowess. Yet study after study has demonstrated that the size of the wand has nothing to do with the magic it packs.

Advantages

In fact, there are numerous advantages to being the proud owner of a penis of “normal” size. A few of these advantages include:

– It’s made for a woman. Sure, some women may salivate at the sight of an exceptionally large penis. But most women who have actually been in bed with a man of monstrous size can verify that the experience is not always pleasant. The vagina is made to accommodate 5 or 6 inches quite comfortably; when a larger penis penetrates, it can cause pain, especially if the owner of that penis has not indulged in enough foreplay. And since the most sensitive part of the vagina is in the initial 2 or 3 inches, stimulation can be achieved equally well with a normal penis size.

– Staying firm. Although scientific studies have not been conducted to back this up, anecdotal evidence suggests that, all other things being equal, it’s easier to maintain a normal erection than a massive one. The larger penis requires a larger influx of blood, and that can take more effort.

– Better protection. The vast majority of condoms are made for the normal penis size. Although manufacturers certainly make larger sizes, finding one that fits a bigger penis can be a problem. A normal guy can feel much more secure in his choice of protection.

– Oral attractiveness. Even women who enjoy vaginal penetration by a large penis are less enthused about performing oral sex on one. A guy with a normal penis size is much easier to handle from an oral performance perspective. So it’s fair to assume that men with a typical member enjoy more opportunities for oral sex than men with an atypically large manhood.

But whether the penis size is normal, extra-large or especially diminutive, it’s important to keep that member in prime health. Regular application of a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) should therefore be a part of every guy’s maintenance routine. For best results, select a crème that contains both L-arginine and acetyl L carnitine. An amino acid, L-arginine is a key element in the process by which penile blood vessels open so they are receptive to increased blood flow, essential for an engorged penis. And acetyl L carnitine is a neuroprotective ingredient that helps prevent loss of sensation in the penis from rough (if enjoyable) handling.

Achieve Normal Blood Sugar Levels – A Practical Guide For People With Diabetes

If you have diabetes, particularly type 1 diabetes or severe type 2 diabetes and you are on insulin, you will know that managing blood sugar levels can be like being on a roller coaster: sometimes they’re too high and you correct; other times you have too much insulin for the amount of carbohydrates and exercise you are having and your blood sugar levels go too low, resulting in a hypo; then you eat lots of sweet things and longer acting carbohydrates to bring your blood sugar up and go too high again.

In the longer term, there could be severe consequences of having high average blood sugar levels for months or years, such as:

  • losing your eyesight
  • having parts of your arms or legs amputated
  • kidney damage
  • ketoacidosis leading to a coma and possibly death.

Even if your blood sugar isn’t so high, medium effects could be:

  • poor eyesight, blurry vision
  • losing sensation in your fingers and toes
  • cramps in your legs
  • yeast infections leading to thrush
  • sore mouth
  • wounds taking a long time to heal.

However, it is possible to reverse all these symptoms with a holistic health approach and a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction, mental and emotional techniques and raising your awareness and consciousness.

Diet

My key strategy to managing good blood sugar control is only to eat a relatively small amount of carbohydrates at each meal and for snacks. This means cutting out or significantly reducing the amount of starchy carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, potatoes and rice you eat.

This will help to reduce your margin of error when estimating the amount of carbohydrates that are in your food. This will help you to avoid the roller coaster of blood sugar levels and to have stable blood sugar levels instead. It will help to reduce the uncertainties to do with other factors, such as glycaemic load, exercise, hormones, stress, illness or just the sometimes seemingly random workings of our bodies.

Replace the starchy carbohydrates by lots of vegetables, preferably raw ones and sprouted beans, seeds and legumes, e.g. mung bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts. Get more of your protein from plants such as spinach and hemp and have healthy essential fats from plant fats such as avocados, nuts and seeds. This diet will also give you more nutrients for your body to heal itself.

Exercise

Regular exercise is a vital part of managing and reducing blood sugar levels. It works with the way your body is designed: to use energy from carbohydrates in your food to power your muscles directly when you move. Exercise also has multiple health benefits, both in terms of physical health and in overall well-being. Exercise releases endorphins, which are ‘feel-good’ hormones. This explains the feelings of satisfaction and even exhilaration after a good exercise session or workout. It’s also great if you can exercise outdoors, preferably in the countryside, so you get the benefits of fresh air, more oxygen, sunshine and being in nature.

As you start to exercise, your body uses both glucose and fat to supply your muscles with energy. This could be from food if you’ve eaten fairly recently or from stores in the body. Otherwise, the glucose is released from glycogen stored in the liver and fat is taken from fat stores in your body, so it helps you to lose weight.

Exercise increases insulin sensitivity and for people with type 2 diabetes, it reduces insulin resistance. For people with type 1 diabetes, increased insulin sensitivity means that if you are going to exercise after the meal, you need less insulin for a meal.

Do some of each type of exercise regularly each week:

  • Aerobic/ cardio-vascular – 20 to 40 minutes per day, 5 days a week
  • Anaerobic/ strength training – 10 – 20 minutes, 3 days a week
  • Stretching/ flexibility – 10 minutes a day, yoga class once a week

Other factors

Other noticeable factors that affected blood sugar: stress and illness increase it; relaxation decreases it; and for menstruating women, hormone changes with different times of the month increase and decrease it.

There are many studies showing strong links between stress, negative emotions and ill health. Your body has a physical reaction when you are stressed or feel bad, which makes it difficult for your body to function healthily or to heal itself.

Meditation for stress reduction

A wonderful way of relaxing and reducing stress is through regular meditation. There are huge numbers of scientific studies and papers describing the benefits of meditation on physical, mental and emotional health.

By far the most effective way to meditate that I’ve come across is by using binaural beat technology. It is a way of meditating that enables you to go very deep into meditation at the press of a button! You can do this by listening to meditation CDs with binaural beat technology.

This is a fantastic way of meditating effectively, with virtually no effort, using ‘binaural beat’ technology. This method allows you to meditate as though you had been practising for 10 or 20 years, like a Buddhist monk, and you get the benefits of meditation much more quickly and reliably. The beauty of this method is that it is very effective and easy to use. You can even do it while you are sleeping!

Achieve normal blood sugar levels

The information in this article will help you achieving normal blood sugar levels. It will also help you get your blood sugar stable and your long-term average blood sugar levels into the normal range, i.e. HbA1c between 4% and 6% or at least into the healthy blood sugar levels range, up to an HbA1c of 6.5%, so you won’t get any long term complications. You will be able to reduce the amount of insulin you need and possibly even to come off insulin completely. If you pay directly for your medical bills, you will save money on buying insulin and you will avoid expensive unscheduled hospital visits and hospital stays.