Friday, July 31, 2009

How to Be Immune to the Swine Flu Virus

Source: The One Minute Cure

ABC News reported yesterday that the outbreak of swine flu virus last spring was only a preview of the alarming events to come. The full onslaught of swine flu in the United States will make itself painfully known during the upcoming flu season, starting fairly early in September. It will most likely infect 30-40% of the U.S. population, or about 100 million people, according to flu expert Ira Longini, from the University of Washington's School of Public Health.

Initial supplies of the swine flu vaccine, which will be available sometime between mid- September to late October 2009, are expected to be very limited -- barely enough to inoculate the 160 million people who are at high risk of becoming infected. An even bigger concern is whether the fast-tracked vaccine is safe and effective -- since it's being rushed to market without the appropriate testing and safety evaluations.

It is a growing suspicion in the general population and among certain members of the medical community, including Dr. Joseph Mercola, the publisher of a popular self- titled natural health newsletter, that being exposed to this new swine flu vaccine might prove to be more dangerous than the swine flu itself.

A new book, The One-Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases, offers compelling evidence that the swine flu virus can be rendered powerless in the body when one self-administers a natural oxygenating substance.


How Your Thoughts Can Affect Your Health

By Alexander R. Lees / Source: Natural News

Have you ever wondered if there is any scientific evidence supporting the notion of spontaneous remission, faith healing and other described miracles? Until recently there hasn`t been much scientific information to support these claims, but this is not to say that they don`t occur, because they do. There also hasn`t been much information about what we can do to assist in our own healing, until now.

The latest information emerging from the science labs is that we now have the opportunity to play a part in our own healing. According to leading scientists our thoughts can affect our health, both physically and emotionally, and there is data to prove it.

All things follow patterns, or at the very least, contain some. One of the consistent commonalities (patterns) is how much the thinking process of an individual contributes to whatever problem s/he may be experiencing

Dr. Deepak Chopra tells us we process some 60,000 thoughts daily. On one level, this is a good thing. By repeating many of the same thoughts daily, the world remains somewhat predictable, and most of the time is reasonably safe, and therefore knowable.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

You Can Conquer Any Condition

By Guy Finley, Author of The Secret of Letting Go

We frequently feel ourselves to be under the power of things. We feel we are the victims of an unfair social system, economic upheavals, painful relationships -- even a lawn chair that won't unfold right. We fight these conditions, feeling ourselves to be under their "dark" influence.

The fact is, however, these events do not exist as negative events except for our perception of them. The only power they have is the power we give them.

What is the proof? Someone else observing the same event may not see it as negative at all. If we separate the facts from what we perceive as a thing's power, we are on the way to freeing ourselves from all things that bother us. Your wish to understand your pain by shining the light of Truth on it will show you where to break the thought connection through which you give your life energy to events that would otherwise have no power over you.

If you truly wish to be free, you can even shine that light back into what feels like your own hard or cold past, and the warm light of Truth will melt all those long past difficulties dwelling there until eventually nothing about your life will have the power to bother you again.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Artificial Brain Ten Years Away

By Jonathan Fildes /Technology reporter, BBC News

A detailed, functional artificial human brain can be built within the next 10 years, a leading scientist has claimed.

Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project, has already simulated elements of a rat brain.

He told the TED Global conference in Oxford that a synthetic human brain would be of particular use finding treatments for mental illnesses.

Around two billion people are thought to suffer some kind of brain impairment, he said.

"It is not impossible to build a human brain and we can do it in 10 years," he said.
"And if we do succeed, we will send a hologram to TED to talk."


Friday, July 24, 2009

Secret Methods to Build Brain Power

By Steve G. Jones, M.Ed., Clinical Hypnotherapist
Creator of Brain Power Control

What is self improvement? Well, the dictionary defines self improvement as "improvement of one's mind, character, etc. through one's own efforts. Seems pretty simple and straight forward.

So logically, the next question one would ask themselves is what should the efforts consist of? In other words, what techniques, principles & resources work most effectively?

Well, that is a question that Clinical Hypnotherapist, Steve G. Jones has been asking himself for many years.

Since the 1980's, Steve has been changing the lives of people all over the world for the better using the power of hypnosis.

One thing that he has always kept in mind in his search is that there is no "one magical formula" that can completely improve every single aspect of your life. Enhancing your level of self improvement is a process that consists of many different techniques and formulas. After all, one's self consists of many things and because we are all different, some of us need more improvement in certain places than others.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

10 Ways to Change Your Life in 59 Seconds

By Heidi Blake / Source: The Telegraph

You can change your life in 59 seconds by dropping your pet frog into conversation or keeping a picture of a baby in your wallet, according to a new science-based book by popular psychologist Richard Wiseman.

The ex-magician, who has a PhD in the psychology of deception, argues that tiny alterations to our day-to-day lives can make a huge difference to our overall happiness.

His new self-help book, 59 Seconds: Think a Little. Change a Lot, distils evidence from empirical studies in a variety of scientific journals into small nuggets of apparently life-changing advice.

The book includes chapters on work, relationships, attraction, decision-making and stress, and has been endorsed by Channel 4 illusionist Derren Brown as "a triumph of scientifically-proven advice over misleading myths of self-help".


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

5 Mind Tricks to Beat the Recession

By Dr. Robert Anthony
Creator of Rapid Manifestation Guided Audio

I've never seen anything like it.

Over the past few months I have been swamped with emails from business owners panicking over the economy and wondering how they're going to cope with it.

If you’ve been following the national and global economic news you know that it is not a very encouraging picture. We’ve heard about collapses, bailouts and the possibility of more to come.

The stock market recently experienced the largest single point drop in history. No one knows for sure whether the situation will quickly improve or get worse before it gets better…..

But make no mistake…….

The road to financial success and prosperity in your life and in your business starts in your own mind. Many business people I talk to blame the their current economic situation on the government, the housing market, the stock market, the war in Iraq, high taxes, and countless other factors.

While all of these issues do have an impact on the collective prosperity of the world, they are all inconsequential compared to the most important factor of all…



Monday, July 20, 2009

Mind-Controlled Wheelchair Unveiled

Japan's Toyota Motor said on Monday it had invented a way to allow a person to steer an electric wheelchair through simple thought, using a helmet-like device that measures their brain waves.

The cutting-edge Brain Machine Interface (BMI) technology uses electrodes attached to the scalp to measure localised brain activity when a user concentrates on certain physical movements.

The signals are displayed on a panel in almost real time and translated into instructions to steer the motorised wheelchair, the researchers said.

"Such systems allow elderly and handicapped people to interact with the world through signals from their brains without having to give voice commands," Toyota said in a statement.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

10 More Bizarre Mental Disorders

Source: The List Universe

Finally we have our second installment of bizarre brain-related disorders. In our first list we covered such illnesses as Stockholm Syndrome, and Stendhal Syndrome. This time we are looking at some slightly more physical disorders - many of which are the result of physical damage to the brain or parts of the body.

If you have suffered from any of these illnesses, or know of people who have, it would be great to hear about your experiences. Most of these are very rare, but a number of them are surprisingly common.

Phantom Limb Disorder

A person suffering from this disorder experiences the sensation that a missing limb (or even organ, such as the appendix) is still present on the body. 50 - 80% of people who have had an amputation experience this disorder. The sufferer will very often feel pain and discomfort in the phantom limb. Some sufferers can feel their phantom limbs gesticulating while they talk, and others believe that the limb is acting independently of their will. This disorder is often treated with Virtual Reality therapy.

Body Integrity Identity Disorder

Also known as Amputee Identity Disorder, this illness causes a person to wish to have a healthy part of their body amputated. In some cases, the sufferer has gone so far as to amputate their own limbs. Some sufferers also have sexual fetishes involving amputees. Some surgeons have actually amputated a limb for a person suffering this disorder, but it is a highly controversial move and most doctors use similar treatments to those used for phantom limb disorders.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Near Death Experiences: Heaven Can Wait

By Roger Dobson / Source: The Independent

When doctors returned to check on the patient who had almost died and been in a deep coma before being resuscitated, he thanked them for all the work they had done. He had, he told the surprised team of medics, been very impressed and had watched everything they had done. He had heard all that had been said, too, and, at one point, had been concerned when resuscitation was about to be abandoned. He then went on to describe in detail the room where he had been treated – although he had never been conscious in there.

That near-death experience is one of a number recorded by Dutch doctors and one of thousands of similar cases that have now been documented in a major worldwide study.

New research shows that many critically ill kidney dialysis patients have similar experiences, and that almost one in 10 heart-arrest survivors also report near-death experiences whose features include out of body sensations, bright lights, dark tunnels, and images of life events and spiritual entities.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Biggest Loser Used Hypnosis to Lose Weight

Source: The Hypnosis Network

If you picked up the June 8th, 2009 issue of Life & Style Magazine you might have missed the four page spread beginning on page 46 - revealing that Matt Hoover (Season 2 Winner of NBC's ''The Biggest Loser) gained back most of the weight he lost on the show!

As many might have guessed, without the isolation, the cooks, and the drill sergeant personal trainers, he couldn't keep up the strict regimen.

''When I got home, I quickly realized I wasn't equipped to deal with the temptations of the real world.''

That was until January of this year, when Matt discovered a new tool that has allowed him to drop 2.39 pounds of fat per week.

This tool allows him to near-effortlessly shed weight without feeling deprived, popping pills, or resorting to boring and expensive meal plans.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

How to Create Your Future With Mind Movies

By Ryan Higgins / Creator of Mind Movies

If you’ve seen the secret, but still haven’t been able to line your pockets with more money and accumulate real wealth… the relationship of your dreams… the spiritual fulfillment that makes you smile so hard your cheeks hurt… the beautiful, slim, stunning body of a movie star… or the health and energy levels of a teenager… stay tuned because once you’ve grasped the importance of what I’m going to reveal in the next few minutes… your life will never be the same again.

Here’s what it’s all about: My name is Ryan Higgins and just six months ago I was stuck in a dead end job packing boxes in a factory. I had to get up at 4 a.m. every morning and drive an hour to a job I hated. I felt like a loser.

I didn’t have a holiday that whole time. Everything I tried despite working my butt off failed miserably.

I earned just enough money to scrape by, and every time I went grocery shopping or paid a bill I had to cross my fingers that my credit card would not be declined.

My life was in tatters. I tried to set goals but couldn’t stick to them. I said my affirmations religiously, and worked like a dog all day. Yet despite it all, I was absolutely miserable.

God I wanted to change.

And my wish was fulfilled, because by a chance meeting with a friend, I was exposed to a quote by Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich: “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” and a light bulb went off inside my head.”


Monday, July 13, 2009

Have Scientists Found the 'Fountain of Youth' on Easter Island?

A compound found in the soil of Easter Island stunningly boosts the lifespan of mice, enabling some to live more than 100 years old in human terms, researchers reported on Wednesday.

The remarkable molecule, a bacterial byproduct discovered in a sample taken from the remote Pacific archipelago in the 1970s, is called rapamycin, after the island’s Polynesian name of Rapa Nui.

Rapamycin first came to light because of its qualities as a fungus fighter.

It was later used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients and then became incorporated into “stents” — implants used to keep arteries open in patients with coronary disease. It is now in clinical trials for cancer treatment.

The latest step in this remarkable odyssey is the vision that rapamycin, or something like it, may one day massively boost human life expectancy.

“I’ve been in ageing research for 35 years and there have been many so-called anti-ageing interventions over those years that were never successful,” said Arlan Richardson, director of the Barshop Institute, one of three centres that carried out the experiments.

“I never thought we could find an anti-ageing pill for people in my lifetime. However, rapamycin shows a great deal of promise to do just that.”


Thursday, July 09, 2009

Has Your Mind Been Poisoned?

Source: Mind Movies

Remember when you were a kid, and you thought you could be
anything when you grew up?

Maybe you even spent hours pretending, spinning out elaborate scenarios for your "grown up life".

But then, sadly, your mind was "poisoned" by the toxic messages surrounding you in the so called "real world". You know the ones -- the voices telling you to be sensible and realistic. The ones that continually tell you no.

But that's wrong! The real world is truly incredible, and it wants to say YES, to you. Because anything IS possible.

And the power you were born with is still there. I promise you it is!


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

'Humans Are Entering a New Stage of Evolution'

By Casey Kazan / Source: Daily Galaxy

Although It has taken homo sapiens several million years to evolve from the apes, the useful information in our DNA, has probably changed by only a few million bits. So the rate of biological evolution in humans, Stephen Hawking points out in his Life in the Universe lecture, is about a bit a year.

"By contrast," Hawking says, "there are about 50,000 new books published in the English language each year, containing of the order of a hundred billion bits of information. Of course, the great majority of this information is garbage, and no use to any form of life. But, even so, the rate at which useful information can be added is millions, if not billions, higher than with DNA."

This means Hawking says that we have entered a new phase of evolution. "At first, evolution proceeded by natural selection, from random mutations. This Darwinian phase, lasted about three and a half billion years, and produced us, beings who developed language, to exchange information."


Monday, July 06, 2009

Self-Help 'Makes You Feel Worse'

Source: BBC

Bridget Jones is not alone in turning to self-help mantras to boost her spirits, but a study warns they may have the opposite effect.

Canadian researchers found those with low self-esteem actually felt worse after repeating positive statements about themselves.

They said phrases such as "I am a lovable person" only helped people with high self-esteem.

The study appears in the journal Psychological Science.


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Sleep Improves (and Destroys) Memories

By Bonnie Prescott / Source: Harvard Science

As poets, songwriters and authors have described, our memories range from misty water-colored recollections to vividly detailed images of the times of our lives.

Now, a study led by Harvard researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston College offers new insights into the specific components of emotional memories, suggesting that sleep plays a key role in determining what we remember – and what we forget.

Reported in the August 2008 issue of the journal Psychological Science, the findings show that a period of slumber helps the brain to selectively preserve and enhance those aspects of a memory that are of greatest emotional resonance, while at the same time diminishing the memory’s neutral background details.

“This tells us that sleep’s role in emotional memory preservation is more than just mechanistic,” says the study’s first author Jessica Payne, PhD, a Harvard University research fellow in the Division of Psychiatry at BIDMC. “In order to preserve what it deems most important, the brain makes a tradeoff, strengthening the memory’s emotional core and obscuring its neutral background.”


How to Manifest with "Mind Movies"

Check out this very cool video:

It’s a conversation between a guy from Australia who used to be a factory worker packing boxes all day long, and an extremely successful online entrepreneur named Frank Kern.
Kind of an unlikely combination, right?

Ryan the Australian guy went from packing boxes for a living to firing his boss--in just the first 90-days of doing EXACTLY what he is going to share with you today!
And that was just the beginning… Now he travels the entire world, following the sun, loving life, and doing what he wants all day long.

He met Frank in California, and here’s the surprising twist…
Frank, a good ole’ Georgia boy--who just happens to make gazillions online--totally believes in this too! In fact, he tells a story about how he accidentally started using the Law of Attraction with spectacular results (that’s how he ended up a Southern boy in California!)

I have a feeling some of his online buddies may be shocked when they see this:

At any rate, he wanted to talk with Ryan, because what Ryan has figured out makes it extremely easy to leverage the power of the Law of Attraction for incredibly fast results.
His concept is so simple anybody can do it.

The main thing is, Ryan the Aussie is Giving this away for FREE!!
I can’t believe he isn’t charging for it, but he isn’t. That means YOU can ramp up your manifesting to attract anything you want, starting right now. Bottom line: If there’s anything you want in life that hasn’t come to you yet, you really need this. Be sure you watch the whole thing, because at the end of this video, Ryan will tell you how to get started. It’s his gift to you.

And it makes the Universe say YES Fast!


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Top 10 Amazing Facts About Dreams

Source: The List Universe

This afternoon I had a (very rare) nap. During that nap I had a lucid dream (most of which I no longer remember). As I was waking up, I was thinking about my dream and thought that it would be a great idea to write a list about dreams for the site. So, here are the top 10 amazing facts about dreams.

10. Blind People Dream

People who become blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion. It is hard for a seeing person to imagine, but the body’s need for sleep is so strong that it is able to handle virtually all physical situations to make it happen.

9. You Forget 90% of your Dreams

Within 5 minutes of waking, half of your dream if forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone. The famous poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, woke one morning having had a fantastic dream (likely opium induced) – he put pen to paper and began to describe his “vision in a dream” in what has become one of English’s most famous poems: Kubla Khan. Part way through (54 lines in fact) he was interrupted by a “Person from Porlock“. Coleridge returned to his poem but could not remember the rest of his dream. The poem was never completed.


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