Wednesday, 31 October 2007

ghost story for halloween

Considerable numbers of people these days are suffering from causes which are totally unknown to them. Some of them know or sense that there is a possibility of improving their condition and they try as hard as they can to recognize the source of their misfortune.

Many have tried to find a solution to their problems in either traditional or unconventional medicine. Many seek for a solution in their own psyches, but very often even these searches fail.

There is an area which covers a large part of these unrecognized causes but which it very hard to reach; the reason for that being that there is very little knowledge on the subject. That is possession or haunting by ghosts.

Ghosts are entities which previously were people who, after death, did not resolve to pass through to the other side of death's curtain. Possession by ghosts can be the cause of very sad and sometimes positively tragic experiences. This happens for many reasons, chiefly because:

1. The sicknesses of the ghost pass over to the person possessed;
2. The presence of ghosts brings about powerful mood swings from strong negative emotional outbursts through to profound depression. Ghosts can provoke the possessed person to forms of behavior which are not in the person's character, e.g. aggression, violence etc. If a trait like that already exists in a person it will be intensified considerably by the ghost;
3. Ghosts frequently persuade the possessed to commit suicide or murder;
4. Ghosts have a powerful influence on the psyche, provoking mental illnesses. I dare say that the majority of mental illnesses is caused by the presence of ghosts in a person;
5. Ghosts can influence behavior and lead people to dependence on alcohol, drugs as well as to many other unwanted acts.

I have written extensively on this subject in my book "Possessed by Ghosts - Exorcisms in the 21st Century" by Wanda Pratnicka

"Possessed by Ghosts - Exorcisms in the XXI century"

Monday, 29 October 2007

'Proof still needed' for flu jab - swine flu

In the light of all the publicity about 'swine flu' this may be of interest:

There is not enough evidence to support the effectiveness of immunising older people against flu, fresh research in the US has concluded.

Researchers from George Washington University, Washington DC, say the benefits in reducing deaths among over 70s have been "greatly exaggerated".
The research led by Dr Lone Simonson, showed that in the US - despite an increase in vaccination coverage from 15% to 65% since 1980 - excess mortality among elderly people actually increased during the 1980s and 1990s.
The findings echo a 2006 British Medical Journal study, and they also cited an Italian study, which found no decline in flu-related mortality rates, even as vaccine coverage rose from 5% to 65%.

More worrying according to a leading anti-vaccine campaigner, Dr Tedd Koren:
"Do You Know What's In A Flu Shot?
Flu shots can cause rare epilepsy and mental retardation.
The flu vaccine contains one of the most poisonous substances known to man, and can damage DNA and cause cancer.
Did you know:
how the flu shot is linked to Alzheimer's?
how many really die from the flu?
how the flu shot damages the immune system ?"
"According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world's leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times, if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied), his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots. I asked Dr Fudenberg why this was so and he said it was due to the Mercury and Aluminum that is in every flu shot (and most childhood shots). The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction. Is that why Alzheimer's is expected to quadruple?"

(This was quoted from Dr. Fudenberg's speech at the NVIC International Vaccine Conference, Arlington VA, September 1997).

Mercury and aluminum are directly toxic to brain cells and also over-stimulate the brain’s immune system. There is compelling evidence that this mechanism can trigger Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and autism spectrum disorders, as well as Gulf War Syndrome.

The greatest risk of vaccinations triggering brain disorders is among those with impaired immunity. We know that as we age, the immune system becomes compromised, primarily because of poor nutrition.

In addition, the mercury in childhood vaccines, as well as adult vaccines such as flu vaccines, accumulates in the brain and is very difficult to remove. The idea of having yearly mercury injections is insane, to say the least, but millions still willingly line up for their annual flu shot.

Are there alternatives to vaccination? Absolutely. We know that there is a solid connection between a strong immune system and nutrition. Several studies have shown that age-related immune problems can be corrected with nutrients such as selenium, vitamins E and C, zinc and the carotenoids. In addition, vitamin D3 helps prevent ovr-reaction of the immune system as seen in these devastating diseases.

Friday, 26 October 2007

al sears exercise programme research

June 25, 2007
A Pair of Twins, A Pair of Exercises, A Pair of Results

What type of exercise do you think will burn off the most fat for you? Aerobics many people say, weight training others will say. But would you believe neither?

In a recent book written by Dr. Al Sears, he relates the outcome achieved when he had twin girls follow different exercise routines while he measured the change in their weight, Body Mass Index, body fat, and muscle mass for 4 months.

Twin A used a graduated program of aerobic jogging and worked up from one mile a day to 10 miles daily for her exercise. How much weight and how much fat would you guess she lost in 4 months?

Twin B used Dr. Sears' PACE© system, in which she used a graduated program of running in short bursts of increasing intensity with short periods of recovery in between each sprint. At the end of the 4 months Twin B was sprinting 50 yards followed by a recovery period of 30 seconds and repeating for a total of 6 sets. This was certainly a shorter time than Twin A was spending to jog 10 miles every day.

Both twins started with 24.5% body fat. At the end of 4 months, Twin A had lost 8 pounds of fat and 2 pounds of muscle. Her body fat dropped to 19.5%.

Twin B, using Dr. Sears' PACE© system, had dropped 18 pounds of fat, built 9 pounds of muscle and had a very healthy body fat of 10%.

So Twin A lost 10 pounds but lost muscle, and Twin B lost more fat and built muscle.

Which "twin" would you rather follow? Losing fat and building muscle is the best way to maintain your metabolism and improve your healthspan.

These results are very impressive, and Dr. Sears shows even more impressive results in his book using a wide variety of exercises, not just the sprinting used by Twin B.

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Saturday, 20 October 2007

Anandamayi Ma

In Paramahansa Yogananda's classic book, The Autobiography of a Yogi, he writes about his meeting with Anandamayi Ma in his chapter entitled, "The Joy-Permeated Mother." He asks her, "Please tell me something of your life." She replied:

"Father, there is little to tell. My consciousness has never associated itself with this temporary body. Before I came on this earth, Father, I was the same. I grew into womanhood, but still I was the same. When the family in which I had been born made arrangements to have this body married, I was the same. And Father, in front of you now, I am the same. Even afterwards, though the dance of creation changes around me in the hall of eternity, I shall be the same."

This is one of my favorite quotes and something we can remember when we're going through major transitions in our lives

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

research on ageing

Are there any studies showing the benefits of chiropractic care in the aging?

A recent study evaluated the health status of 414 elderly individuals (average age 80 years) and compared those individuals under chiropractic care with those not under chiropractic care.

The researchers found a number of significant findings, which included:

87% of those who used chiropractic care rated their health as good or excellent compared with only 68% in the non-chiropractic group.

13% of those who used chiropractic care related their health as fair or poor compared with 32% in the non-chiropractic group.

44% of those who used chiropractic care reported having arthritis compared with 66% in the non-chiropractic group

Those who used chiropractic care were more likely to do strenuous levels of exercise.

A 3 year follow-up shows that only 26% of those who used chiropractic care were hospitalized compared with 48% of those in the non-chiropractic group.

Coulter, PhD et al. Chiropractic and Care for the Elderly.
Top Clin Pro 1996:3(2):46-55.