Friday, August 13, 2010

Mind Over Matter

In the beginning (Time), God created the heaven (Space) and the earth (Matter).
Time, space and matter are all in the mind of the Creator. Then the creatures-creation were manifested to bow down to this Creator, henceforth Godhood begins.

What if you don't have many risk factors for heart disease? Then, measuring cholesterol is of little use. Large decreases in your cholesterol levels may only yield a 1 to 2 percent reduction in your five-year risk f heart disease. That is the bottom line.

Anything that can create microscopic injury in blood vessels is a risk factor.

1.It is stress that is triggering heart attacks, not cholesterol. Stress is killing the people.

2.Stress is a much underrated factor in heart health. When you unintentionally dehydrate your body, by not replenishing enough water daily for your own body weight (every one kilogram of body weight need at least 31.42 milliliter of plain water), or by drinking dehydrating products such as caffeine, colas, tea, alcohol. Unlike cholesterol, dehydration-stress cannot be measured directly or quantified easily. Stress cannot be examined under a electro-microscope. hence, it is marginalized to the realm of the nonphysical.

3.Putting anyone or any animal under stress caused them to age more quickly. They began to "look" older, causing this "sick look". They had elevated levels of cortisol and norepinephrine in the bloodstream. If they weren't starved, they tended to accumulate fatty tissues in the abdomen. Water deficit. Their adrenal glands tended to enlarge. And, they tended to get atherosclerosis.

4.It became known that under stress, the following physiologic changes occur:
a. Blood pressure increases;
b. Cortisol levels increase;
c. Galvanic skin resistance tends to go down; and
d. Plasma lactate levels tend to go up.

5.Those with the highest level of depression, anger, or social competitiveness had an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

6.You can see why Burning the Heart with Anger. How significant was the impact of anger on heart disease? Drugs could offer a reduction in risk in the range of 24 percent. Within this context, let us appreciate the impact of having low and high anger reactions to stress on health status. The decrease in relative risk in those with lower levels of anger was 210 percent less (relative risk 3.1). Now, if becoming calm and less angry were a drug, it would cause this effect : a 210 percent decrease in risk of premature coronary heart disease, a 250 percent decreased risk of coronary heart disease (relative risk .5), and a decrease in myocardial infarction of 540 percent (relative risk 6.4).

7.You can see now why the drug's influence is paltry compared to stress reduction. By taking a drug you can lower your relative risk by 24 percent. Alternatively, you can learn to reduce stress in your life and reduce your risk by over 210 percent. Stress (due to dehydration) versus Drugs. You choose which makes the most sense, common sense, to focus your time, effort, money, and energy pursuing.

8.Note: Stress and psychological factors play a huge role. Compared with drug therapy (not forgetting the other fresh negative effects), stress reduction interventions shows large gains. Unfortunately, without research funding from large pharmaceutical companies, there is limited large-scale research on stress reduction as an intervention to reduce heart disease. but, there have been a few studies that are very telling.

9. Biofeedback researchers were challenging a long-held belief that the autonomic nervous system was outside of conscious control. Inherent in its name - autonomic - the belief was that the body's function were automatic. Extensive biofeedback research was needed to convince biologist, physiologists, and medical scientists otherwise. Eventually, though, this research demonstrated that body temperature, skin resistance, and even the production of stress hormones like cortisol and norepinephrine could be altered consciously with adequate biofeedback training.

10.Meditation was an antidote to stress. Meditation could affect physiological functioning in a manner that did not involve biofeedback instruction. Unfortunately, this aspect of the research got relegated to the area of the counter-culture, and Meditation never became part of allopathic medicine's armamentarium.

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