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Alkaline Diet

Alkaline Diet Foods

By Dr Wiza Ngwira

The Promise

It’s a pitch Hollywood celebs love: that the alkaline diet — also known as the alkaline ash diet or alkaline acid diet — can help you lose weight and avoid problems like arthritis and cancer. The theory is that some foods, like meat, wheat, refined sugar, and processed foods, cause your body to produce acid, which is bad for you.

So, according to the “science” behind this diet, eating specific foods that make your body more alkaline can protect against those conditions as well as shed pounds. The alkaline diet really rocketed into the news when Victoria Beckham tweeted about an alkaline diet cookbook in January 2013.

What You Can and Can’t Eat

Most fruits and vegetables, soybeans and tofu, and some nuts, seeds, and legumes are alkaline-promoting foods, so they’re fair game.

Dairy, eggs, meat, most grains, and processed foods, like canned and packaged snacks and convenience foods, fall on the acid side and are not allowed.

Most books that tout the alkaline diet say you shouldn’t have alcohol or caffeine, either.

Level of Effort: High

You’ll be cutting out a lot of foods you may be used to eating.

Limitations: Many foods are off-limits, and so are alcohol and caffeine.

Cooking and shopping: You can get fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. It may take a while to learn how to prep and cook your meals when you use fresh foods.

In-person meetings: No.

Exercise: Not required.

Does It Allow for Restrictions or Preferences?

Vegetarians and vegans: This diet is mostly to become completely vegetarian. It also works for vegans, in that dairy is off-limits.

Gluten-free: The diet excludes wheat, but to avoid gluten completely, you’ll need to check food labels carefully, as gluten is not just in wheat.

Besides wheat, the diet nixes most of the other major triggers for food allergies, including milk, eggs, peanuts, walnuts, fish, and shellfish. It’s also good for people who are trying to avoid fat and sugar.

What Else You Should Know

Cost: Many websites with information about the alkaline diet also sell courses, books, supplements, and alkaline-infused water, food, and drinks. You do not need to buy these things to follow the alkaline diet. There are many free alkaline food charts online that list foods you can buy at the grocery store.

Support: This is a diet you do on your own.

What Dr. Wiza Ngwira Says:

Does It Work?

Maybe, but not for the reasons it claims.

First, a little chemistry: A pH level measures how acid or alkaline something is. A pH of 0 is totally acidic, while a pH of 14 is completely alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral. Those levels vary throughout your body. Your blood is slightly alkaline, with a pH between 7.35 and 7.45. Your stomach is very acidic, with a pH of 3.5 or below, so it can break down food. And your urine changes, depending on what you eat — that’s how your body keeps the level in your blood steady.

The alkaline diet claims to help your body maintain its blood pH level. In fact, nothing you eat is going to substantially change the pH of your blood. Your body works to keep that level constant.

But the foods you’re supposed to eat on the alkaline diet are good for you and will support a healthy weight loss: lots of fruits and vegetables, and lots of water. Avoiding sugar, alcohol, and processed foods is healthy weight-loss advice, too.

As to the other health claims, there’s some early evidence that a diet low in acid-producing foods like animal protein (such as meat and cheese) and bread and high in fruits and veggies could help prevent kidney stones, keep bones and muscles strong, improve heart health and brain function, reduce low back pain, and lower risk for type 2 diabetes. But researchers aren’t sure of some of these claims yet.

People who believe in the alkaline diet say that though acid-producing foods shift our pH balance for only a little while, if you keep shifting your blood pH over and over, you can cause long-lasting acidity.

Is It Good for Certain Conditions?’

Following an alkaline diet means choosing fruits and vegetables over higher-calorie, higher-fat choices. You will also shun prepared foods, which often have a lot of sodium.

That’s great news for heart health because these steps help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, which are big risk factors for heart disease.

Getting to a healthy weight is also important in preventing and treating diabetes and osteoarthritis.

Some studies have found that an alkaline environment may make certain chemotherapydrugs more effective or less toxic. But it has not been shown that an alkaline diet can do this or help prevent cancer. If you have cancer, talk to your doctor or dietitian about your nutritional needs before starting any type of diet.

The Final Word

The emphasis on fruits and vegetables that is at the core of alkaline diets offers the promise of healthy weight loss. No special gear or supplements are required.

You’ll have the best success with it if you like to choose and experiment with new foods and love to cook.

But following an alkaline diet will be tough for many people.

A lot of favorite foods that are allowed in moderation in other plans (including lean meat, low-fat dairy, bread, and sweets) are forbidden here. Protein is limited to plant-based sources such as beans and tofu. This means you will have to make sure you get enough protein and calcium.

Eating out also can be a challenge. If you travel a lot for work or have a busy schedule, you might feel bogged down by all the food selection and prep.

Finally, many alkaline diets fail to address a major factor in weight loss and wellness success: exercise. You should include fitness in any healthy eating plan that you choose. At least 150 minutes of exercise each week. If you have any medical problems or are out of shape, talk to your doctor first.

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Is Bill and Melinda Gates foundation really good?

Bill Gates explaining solution to over-population – depopulation through vacines and medical care system

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While checking some videos on the net I’ve came across information that Bill Gates bough 500 000 shares from Monsanto.

Gates is a well know for being Philantrophist, giving large amounts of charities aiming to fight the hunger in Africa through his and his life charity foundation Bill and Melinda Gates. This charity looks like something perfect on a first glimpse as of September 2011 he has donated $33 billions to the foundation which is trying to help Africans to fight hunger diseases, find cure for HIV etc.

The methodology to help the hungry and sick people in africa is done via distribution of food grown and vaccination and helping the “poor” people in Africa get some education. It all sounds like a very good deed and one can say “what a good man of honour” GAtes is.

Well this would have been true only if Gates didn’t said it clear in TED’s show that vacination is one of the ways which can be used to battle the over population and increased need for food, medical service and energy.

See the short video below:

Bill Gates suggests Depopulation Through Vaccines on a talk on TED show

I don’t think it is too likely gates made an error in saying what he said on the presentation, obviously it was a clearly prepared presentation for the show and what he said was exactly what he meant. Now put aside the vacination of africa along with the likeness that a lot of latest drug medicine are probably injected in many unknowing Africans used as a guinea pig and you understand that this $33 Billion are given for eradication of large and testing of medicals on large population uneducated mass in Africa.

Not that I say vacination is necessery bad as one could think. From the few videos, I’ve seen with Gates rationalizing on various world problems one can come easily to the conclusion that Gates has a strong Utalitarian mindset. If you’re not aware of Utilitarianism frightening philosophy see here

DEPOPULATION EFFORTS RESEARCHERS

NOW BELIEVE THAT virtualy everyone in North America—and perhaps the world—carries the crysta line pathogen, although no symptoms wi l become apparent until the latter stages of some serious disease. Many conspiracy theorists believed in early 2009 that something within the swine flu vaccinations would trigger the pathogen. Swine flu, officia ly a new strain of the H1N1 influenza virus, was first identified in the spring of 2009 folowing an outbreak in Mexico. Oddly, although the strain contains a combination of genes from swine, avian (bird), and human influenza viruses, it cannot be spread by eating pork or pork products, leading many suspicious persons to suspect that swine flu is of human manufacture. Some theorists also believed that the spread of the health-destroying mycoplasma toxin fits wel with the agenda of the wealthy elite who have long supported eugenics and have been looking for ways to cul the human herd of “useless eaters.” Many cite a classified study made by the U.S. National Security Council under Henry Kissinger in 1974, entitled “National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM) 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” This study, also known as the Kissinger Report, stated that population growth in the so-caled lesserdeveloped countries (LDCs) represented a serious threat to U.S. national security. The study was adopted as official policy in November 1975 by unelected president Gerald R. Ford. In a 1981 interview concerning overpopulation, former ambassador to South Vietnam and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maxwel Taylor, after advocating population reduction through limited wars, disease, and starvation, blithely concluded, “I have already written off more than a bi lion people. These people are in places in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We can’t save them.

The population crisis and the food-supply question dictate that we should not even try. It’s a waste of time.” As if he were reading from Taylor’s script, England’s Prince Philip was quoted in People magazine as saying, “Human population growth is probably the single most serious long-term threat to survival. We’re in for a major disaster if it isn’t curbed—not just for the natural world, but for the human world. The more people there are, the more resources they’ l consume, the more polution they’ l create, the more fighting they wi l do. We have no option. If it isn’t contro led voluntarily, it wi l be contro led involuntarily by an increase in disease, starvation and war.” Years later, Philip mused, “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”

In the early 1970s, Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have echoed the views of Ivy League intelectuals when she said she believed the Roe v. Wade abortion decision was predicated on the Supreme Court majority’s desire to diminish “populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” She added that it was her expectation that the right to abortion created in Roe “was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.” Where did Ginsburg get the idea that American policymaking elites were interested in decreasing undesirable populations? Some researchers suggested that Ginsburg, at some point, became acquainted with the writings of John Holdren or of like-minded people in the most militant branch of the population control movement. In 1977, Holdren was a young academic who helped antinatalist guru Paul Ehrlich and his wife, Anne, write Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment. Holdren’s work states, “If some individuals contribute to general social deterioration by overproducing children, and if the need is compeling, they can [could] be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility—just as they can be required to exercise responsibility in their resourceconsumption patterns….” Expressing the desire for “a Planetary regime” by controling al human economic activity and interactions with the environment, the authors suggested the “power to enforce the agreed limits” on population growth by whatever means necessary. This includes involuntary sterilization, abortion, or even mass involuntary sterilization through the infiltration of sterilizing agents into public water supplies. Internet blogger and radio host Wiliam Norman Grigg pointed out that amid the Obama administration’s efforts to impose centralized “universal” health care, John Holdren sits as Barack Obama’s “science czar,” in which he counsels the president on the role of science in public policy. “This relationship has a certain Strangelovian undercurrent, given Holdren’s enthusiasm for eugenicist and totalitarian methods of population ‘management,’” he noted.

Prolific author G. Edward Griffin, best known for his book on the Federal Reserve, The Creature from Jekyl Island, also voiced concern over Holdren’s thoughts on martial law and depopulation. Noting Holdren’s advocacy of forced abortions and putting sterilization chemicals in the water supply, Griffin stated that Holdren discussed the possibility of reducing the population by insidious means. “He was not concerned with the ethical or freedom issues involved with these measures, only their practicality. Now we find this same man, an academic expert on population reduction, at the right hand of the President of The United States, advocating mass vaccination against the Swine Flu using vaccines that half of the medical profession believes are unsafe…. Remember, al of those who hold power in the governments of the world today are colectivists [selfstyled globalists], and the guiding rule of co lectivism is that individuals and minorities must be sacrificed, if necessary, for the greater good of the state or of society. Of course, those who rule wil decide what the greater good is and who is to be sacrificed,” Griffin said. This, of course, is the basic problem with population control. The idea of limiting the burgeoning Earth population is probably desirable, as the increasing number of humans as wel as their waste is placing a strain on the planet. The rub comes with the question of who wil decide which segments of the population must forgo childbearing for the good of the majority. So far, it is the wealthy elite— the globalists—who have taken the lead in creating ways of holding down population growth through eugenics, drugs, and birth-control measures. Former assistant secretary of housing Catherine Austin Fitts agreed with Griffin that one of the globalists’ goals is depopulation. “Perhaps it is the goal of a swine flu epidemic as wel, whether bio-warfare or hype around a flu season,” she warned. “I keep remembering my sense of urgency leaving the Bush administration in 1991. We had to do something to turn around the economy and gather real assets behind retirement plans and the social safety net. If not, Americans could find themselves deeply out on a limb. I felt my family and friends were in danger. They did not share my concern. They had a deep faith in the system. As my efforts to find ways of reengineering government investment in communities failed to win political support, Washington and Wal Street moved forward with a debt bubble and globalization that was horrifying in its implications for humanity.
“Overwhelmed by what was happening, I estimated the end result. My simple calculations guessed that we were going to achieve economic sustainability on

Earth by depopulating down to a population of approximately 500 mi lion people from our then current global population of 6 bilion [by 2009, 7.7 bilion]. I was…used to looking at numbers from a very high level. To me, we had to have radical change in how we governed resources or depopulate. It was a mathematical result.” Fitts noted than some government budget analysts have concluded that the nation can no longer afford previously assumed social safety nets like Social Security and Medicare. “That is, unless you change the actuarial assumptions in the budget—like life expectancy,” she said. “Lowering immune systems and increasing toxicity levels combined with poor food, water and terrorizing stress wi l help do the trick. A plague can so frighten and help control people that they wi l accept the end of their current benefits (and the resulting implications to life expectancy) without objection. And a plague with proper planning can be highly profitable. Whatever the truth of what swine flu is or vaccines rushed into production without proper testing and peer review, it is a way to keep control in a situation that is quickly shifting out of control.”

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Coronavirus: What do we know about the artemisia plant?

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Composite image of malaria medication and artemisia plant
Image captionArtemisia has long provided a key ingredient in treating malaria

Madagascar attracted a lot of attention in April when the African island nation announced it was using a local plant to combat coronavirus.

A drink using artemisia plant extracts was promoted by its leader, President Andry Rajoelina.

There’s no evidence so far that this plant – whose compounds do work against malaria – can combat Covid-19, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

So what do we know about the plant and its properties?

Where does the plant come from?

Artemisia annua is originally from Asia, but grows in many other parts of the world with sunny and warm conditions.

It’s been used in Chinese traditional medicine for more than 2,000 years for treating a number of diseases, including malaria, as well as to relieve pain and combat fever. 

Rasamiharimanana Solofo, an agricultural engineer and researcher inspects plants of artemisia annua growing in greenhouses
Image captionArtemisia plants being grown in Madagascar

In Chinese medicine, it is known as “qinghao.”  

It is also called sweet wormwood or annual wormwood, and is used as an alternative therapy – and even put into some alcoholic drinks.

Could artemisia work against Covid-19?

President Rajoelina of Madagascar said in April this year that trials conducted on the Covid-Organics drink – which uses artemisia – showed its effectiveness against the disease. He repeated this claim in September.ADVERTISEMENTnull

But no evidence has been shown publicly for this.

And the exact composition of the drink is not known, although the government says more than 60% is derived from the artemisia plant.

Madagascar has also started producing capsules and a solution that can be injected, on which clinical trials have begun.

The President of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina attends a ceremony to launch "Covid Organics" or CVO, in Antananarivo, on 20 April 2020.
Image captionMadagascar President Andry Rajoelina says the drink is effective

German and Danish scientists have been testing extracts from artemisia annua plants, which they say showed some effectiveness against the new coronavirus in a laboratory setting.

The research – which hasn’t been independently reviewed by other scientists – found that these extracts showed anti-viral activity when used with pure ethanol or distilled water.

These researchers are working with the University of Kentucky to carry out human clinical trials at some stage.

China has been conducting its own tests, based on traditional medicines that use the artemisia annua plant.

And scientists in South Africa have been doing laboratory tests on artemisia annua and another variety of the plant – artemisia afra – for effectiveness against Covid-19. But there are no results as yet.

What does the WHO say about artemisia?

The WHO says it hasn’t yet had detailed information about the Madagascar tests.ADVERTISEMENThttps://3aed477473f161386d952dbd86babaf2.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0

Jean-Baptiste Nikiema of the WHO’s Africa region told the BBC the organisation may get involved later on in trials – depending on what information they get about the early trials.

At the moment, the WHO says there is no evidence that artemisia-derived products work against Covid-19.

It adds that all medicinal plants “should be tested for efficacy and adverse side-effects” through rigorous clinical trials.

How is it used against malaria?

The active ingredient found in the dried leaves of artemisia annua is called artemisinin, and it does work against malaria.

Chinese scientists pioneered the discovery of its properties when they were searching for a cure for malaria in the 1970s.Video captionProfessor Lang Linfu

Artemisinin-based combination therapies – known for short as ACTs – are recommended by the WHO against malaria, especially those types now resistant to chloroquine, which is one of the main drug treatments for the disease.

ACTs contain derivatives of artemisinin combined with other substances, and these reduce the number of malaria parasites in the body.

Increased access to ACTs in malaria-endemic countries has been cited as a key factor in helping reduce the global toll of the disease in the last 15 years.

What are the risks of drug resistance?

Because artemisia annua extracts have started appearing more widely as remedies for malaria, such as in tea, there’s concern that unregulated usage could allow the malaria parasite to develop resistance.

Lab technician in Burkina Faso studying malaria parasite
Image captionThe malaria parasite is showing increasing resistance to some drugs

There are a number of countries in south-east Asia where this resistance has already been observed.

“We know that over time the [malaria] parasite will start to resist, but this time [period] needs to be as long as possible,” says Jean-Baptiste Nikiema of the WHO.

The WHO now discourages the use of non-pharmaceutical forms of artemisinin, concerned that it could lead to growing malarial resistance.

Source: BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-africa-53484298

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CHOICES MAKE YOU – NOT INHERITED GENETICS

Genetic damage can be repaired. Even when people say “nothing can be done about it”. Amazing new discoveries are scientifically proving that almost anything is possible. The proper emotional mindset is the foundation. Eliminating deficiency and toxic stuff, then allows the body to self-repair, and what many consider nothing short of “miracles” starts to happen. Your moment to moment choices determine whether your cells become healthy or get sick. Don’t Blame your Parents Although we inherit genes from our parents, how we maintain and care for our genes determines everything. Maybe you inherited a junker, but you can strip it down and rebuild it.
Avoid: radiation from X rays, cell phones environmental chemicals food preservatives prescription drugs, anti-depressants, steroids, etc grilled, char-broiled, heated, cooked, fried or boiled foods Stress Sugar processed food It’s not the cards we are dealt, but how we play the game. If you are born sick, make yourself healthy.
Rebuild yourself into something new. The choice is YOURS. And your body will adapt.
Stop blaming your illnesses on aging or faulty genes rather than on its true cause. Maybe you are genetically predisposed to getting a certain condition, but proper lifestyle and nutrition will help determine if that condition will ever happen at all. Let’s compare you with a delicate wine glass.
Your “genetic” disposition is that if you fall, you break, just like all the other wine glasses that fell. And over many years of use, your odds will increase of breaking. But what if you took really good care and treated yourself like a rare museum piece- you could go for CENTURIES without ever breaking.
The choice is yours. Heredity is secondary to environment and you control your environment.
“People often give up on their genetic predispositions, relieving themselves- at least in their own minds- of responsibility for their actions. They say “There is nothing I can do, weight problems run in my family” (as they gulp down a burger, fries and large shake)
It’s bizarre that physicians put so much stock in the genetic origins of disease yet also inflict massive amounts of genetic damage with pharmaceutical chemicals and X-rays.”
Watch what you say and how you feel. Words have unbelievable power. Most people say things in a way that increases stress and turns the body’s PH from alkaline to acidic. Words are powerful- they totally change the way we think and feel and research has conclusively shown that is actually changes our DNA.
! If you are not well and keep doing what you have done in the past, you will continue to get worse. Forget the genetic thing. Take responsibility of your actions and health right now
“They must find it difficult… Those who have taken authority as the truth, Rather than truth as the authority”

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Covid19 Changed The Future Of Vaccines

In a Corbett Report podcast called “The Future of Vaccines,” James Corbett talks about world plans for a Great Reset that purportedly will redirect the global approach to poverty, climate change and certain perceived inequalities.

Unfortunately, Corbett says, if billionaire Bill Gates and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci get their way, nothing will get back to “normal” until world health officials have definitively determined there is an effective COVID vaccine in place for massive vaccinations.

“The public is being prepared for an unprecedented global vaccination campaign,” Corbett says. However, one major problem with this is that the current COVID vaccines are still in the experimental stage, and haven’t completed their clinical trials. Another problem is that the COVID vaccine’s possible adverse side effects are relatively unknown due to the “fanatical” warp speed in which they were developed.

Even if there is only one serious event per 1,000 people, cumulatively that equals 100,000 otherwise people are harmed by the vaccine for every 100 million vaccinated.

SOURCE: The Corbett Report YouTube December 23, 2020

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How Kissing Benefits Your Health

Why you should pucker up

Has the kissing waned in your relationship? Are you more the “air kiss” than “actual kiss” type when greeting your friends? Do you cringe when you see your aunt coming in for a big kiss at family functions? It may be time to pucker up!

Turns out that kissing — even your family and friends — has loads of mental and physical benefits that make getting your smooch on totally worth it. Here’s what the science says.

  1. It boosts your ‘happy hormones’

Kissing triggers your brain to release a cocktail of chemicals that leave you feeling oh so good by igniting the pleasure centers of the brain.

These chemicals include oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin, which can make you feel euphoric and encourage feelings of affection and bonding. It also lowers your cortisol (stress hormone) levels

2. Which helps you bond with the other person

Oxytocin is a chemical linked to pair bonding. The rush of oxytocin released when you kiss causes feelings of affection and attachment. Kissing your partner can improve relationship satisfaction and may be especially important in long-term relationships

3. And has a tangible impact on your self-esteem

In addition to boosting your happy hormones, kissing can reduce your cortisol levels — potentially improving your feelings of self-worth.

Researchers in one 2016 study found that participants who were unhappy with their physical appearance had higher cortisol levels.

Although more research is needed, experiencing a temporary drop in cortisol each time you kiss isn’t a bad way to pass the time.

4. It also relieves stress

Speaking of cortisol, kissing also lowers cortisol levels and stress. Kissing and other affectionate communication, like hugging and saying “I love you,” impacts the physiological processes related to stress management.

5. And reduces anxiety

Stress management includes how well you handle stress and anxiety. There’s nothing quite like a kiss and some affection to help calm you. Oxytocin decreases anxiety and increases relaxation and wellness.

6. It dilates your blood vessels, which helps reduce your blood pressure

Kissing increases your heart rate in a way that dilates your blood vessels, according to Andrea Demirjian, author of the book, “Kissing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About One of Life’s Sweetest Pleasures.”

When your blood vessels dilate, your blood flow increases and causes an immediate decrease in your blood pressure. So this means that kissing is good for the heart, literally and metaphorically!

7. This can also help relieve cramps

The effect of dilated blood vessels and increased blood flow can help relieve cramps — a boost in feel-good chemicals and relief from period cramps? Getting your smooch on when you’re in the throes of a bad period might just be worth it.

8. And soothe headaches

Kiss the “not tonight dear, I have a headache” excuse goodbye. That dilation of blood vessels and lowered blood pressure can also relieve headaches. Kissing may also help you prevent headaches by lowering stress, which is a known headache trigger.

9. It can boost your immune system

Swapping spit can boost your immunity by exposing you to new germs that strengthen your immune system. One 2014 study found that couples that kiss frequently share the same microbiota in their saliva and on their tongues.

10. And reduce allergic response

Kissing has been shown to provide significant relief from hives and other signs of allergic reaction associated with pollen and household dust mites. Stress also worsens allergic reactions, so kissing’s effect on stress may also reduce allergic response that way.

11. It’s tied to improvements in total cholesterol

One 2009 study found that couples who increased the frequency of romantic kissing experienced improvement in their total serum cholesterol. Keeping your cholesterol in check lowers your risk of several diseases, including heart disease and stroke.

12. It even helps prevent cavities by increasing saliva production

Kissing stimulates your salivary glands, which increases saliva production. Saliva lubricates your mouth, aids in swallowing, and helps keep food debris from sticking to your teeth, which can help prevent tooth decay and cavities.

13. It’s a solid barometer for physical compatibility with a romantic partner

Turns out the 1964 classic “The Shoop Shoop Song” was right — it’s in his kiss! One 2013 study found that kissing may help you assess the suitability of a potential partner. According to women surveyed, a first kiss can basically make it or break it when it comes to her attraction.

14. And kissing a romantic partner boosts your sex drive

Romantic kissing leads to sexual arousal and is often the driving force behind a woman’s decision to have sex with someone. Saliva also contains testosterone — a sex hormone that plays a role in sexual arousal. The longer and more passionately you kiss, the more testosterone gets released.

15. The more you kiss, the more you tighten and tone your facial muscles

The act of kissing can involve anywhere from 2 to 34 facial muscles. Kissing often and using these muscles on the regular acts like a workout for your face — and neck if you’re really into it!

This may help firm up your facial muscles. Working out your facial muscles can also increase collagen production, which contributes to firmer, younger-looking skin.

16. It even burns calories

Using those facial muscles also burns calories. You can burn anywhere from 2 to 26 calories per minute depending on how passionately you kiss. This may not be the best workout regime if you’re trying to lose weight, but it sure beats sweating on the elliptical trainer!

The bottom line

Kissing, regardless of whom you’re kissing, can have a positive impact on your emotional and physical wellbeing.

Kissing makes both parties feel good about themselves and can help strengthen relationships of all kinds, so kiss and kiss often. It’s good for you!

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Love According To Different Human Temperaments

Love is one of the most used word in the world today. As simple as it is to spell just the four letter word, yet pretty difficult to fully understand talk more put to practice.

When four people of different personality disposition is asked to talk about love, they are going to say four different things about what love is to them all based on selfish interest even though love is all about selflessness.

Tim LaHaye popularized the Temperament theory and as well regarded as an authority in temperament studies in his numerous books, Why You Act The Way You Do being the most popular. I have decided to isolate Love lifestyle of these Temperaments -Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholy and Phlegmatic.

It is also worthy to note that, no one is totally composed of one temperament. In fact, my further study has revealed that four of these temperaments are embedded in everyone but, at different proportions with the first one, usually the Predominant Temperament having the greatest expression and the second (which is the secondary temperament) having a lesser to the first and the third and fourth having an expression at a very rare occasion.

That is to say, you can be:

  1. SAN-CHLOR-MEL-PHLEG
  2. CHLOR-SAN-MEL-PHLEG
  3. MEL-SAN-CHLOR-PHLEG
  4. PHLEG-SAN-CHLOR-MEL

And so on. Assuming you are SAN-CHLOR-MEL-PHLEG, you could have Sanguine Temperament at 40%, Chlor at 30%, Mel at 20% and Phleg at 10%. You are not going to be analyzed as SAN-CHLOR-MEL-PHLEG but, rather SanChlor. This means your first impression is a Sanguine, then further observations present you as a Choleric.

You should as well note that, these Love lifestyles you are going to be reading will help you understand your love language and as well your partner’s. Now, due to temperament Blend, you can love to treated as your predominant Temperament or the secondary. In case, you find it hard understanding, feel free to drop a comment, down below.

Sanguine

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As much as your heart should be of uttermost concern to you? You must watch your heart and guard it jealously from some team of personalities…

One of such, Sanguines.

Damn! I have been as much a victim as a guilty. [I wish you wouldn’t understand this sentence] Sanguines are the world’s coolest people but, pretty awkward in terms of relationship though.

First, you may not know who or what that word is…

Sanguine is a super extrovert [keyword: super] who is spotted for being noisy, outgoing, talk-ability, funny, jovial, unserious, extravagant and most of all Playful. In a room of 5, Sanguines talk the highest and in the highest pitch. You are smiling for two reasons:

  • You just got to know that you are a Sanguine.
  • Your mind just searched up your sanguine friends.

Watch out for these guys ladies and men, when it comes to dating them because you can so be heartbroken as never before and you will have yourself to blame for it.

Here’s a Sanguine Flirt act:

  • He/she has a sweet mouth. As you are getting excited and blushing that he/she called you, “Creamy pie” [I don’t know what is creamy pie], Mind you he/she just called 1005 other fellows creamy pie before meeting you.
  • He/she talks to you as if he/she is having a crush on you and your mind is starting to bubble, maybe because of how he/she hugged you, held you and pecked you… My dear… He/she is being normal.
  • Note that, out of 10 playboys 7-8 are sanguine. Why? They are the most loved.

So, just when these kinda cunning cool people come around you to dance “Shaku Shaku” with your emotions, hold yourself still.

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SANGUINE’S ARE THE MOST ROMANTIC

Well, it’s pretty easy spotting a sanguine anywhere, they are the ones that asked the most questions and as well the one talking the most and loudest.

Here’s the Love Life of a sanguine:

1. It’s pretty easy to please a sanguine, everything to him is play play. No dull moments, so dating a sanguine? You will never suffer depression.

2. He talks too much and hates being shut down, so do well to give him the listening ear and the necessary laugh, he loves seeing people laugh and making people laugh.

3. He is the most romantic. Pretty good with teasing words and sweet words. This is what makes him easily loved and it comes to seem as if they are liable to be unfaithful, most times it’s actually people that come to befriend them. Obviously, because they are cool people.

4. Sanguines are outgoing, and would love to hang with the partner, a melancholic partner will need this, as a getaway from moodiness and depression.

5. Sanguines eat pretty too much, so a way to male sanguine’s heart is the stomach.

6. Do not complain that he is unkept in his dressing, sanguines are not out for looking good, yet people love them.

7. Unstable Emotions make them cry easily as they can laugh easily, take note of the females.

8. When they are wrong they would apologize, although in a funny way. They may not be pretty good expressing deep remorse, but trust me they will do their best saying, “Oh darling, my angel and heartthrob…. (before they end up saying sorry, you are laughing) I am sorry, okay? You know I can’t hurt you with my senses (trust me, he will do it again and still say sorry)”

I do not have much to correct about the Sanguine people, other than their tendency to be unstable in relationships… If they could make a decision (which could be difficult) to stay true to one, then it would be good.

If you are dating a Sanguine… Here are some love languages to use on them:

1. Touch: holding hands, hug and other form of physical touch works well on Sans.

2. Sans hate nagging people. Just give him an audience, he would appreciate it pretty well.

3. Gifts: may work well with them, due to their difficulties making a choice, making it for them will be appreciated.

4. Audience/Quality time: Especially female sanguines. They want you to be a gossip mate, just listen, smile, nod and don’t try to make silly comments to shut them up. Sans play too much with everything, so their partner must be a play mate.

5. A good food works well too.

Just be aware while marrying a sanguine, they are disorganized and disoriented, be ready to do a lot of service on their behalf. By the way, a Sanguine is considerate, sympathetic and caring, love can make him bend to please you unlike a CHOLERIC.

Choleric

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LOVING A CHOLERIC, IS IT IMPOSSIBLE?

Well, I have done practically and theoretically a lot in terms of Human management since 2013 , yet up to now I just like to keep my distance from Choleric personalities. But, trust me I can live with them and they won’t be much issues owing to the fact that I have a complementary Personality with a Choleric.

By the way, I have been dodging writing about the Love Life of these guys, because sincerely I really don’t understand their own definition of Love as it negates what you and I think it should be.

Characteristics Of a Choleric

A CHLOR uttermost Life Quest is “godship” power, fame, wealth and influence. They think they are the best, reliable and perfectly fit for everything and would like or better put Love to be in charge of everything and everyone.

A Choleric will turn on you if you waste time talking than doing. Contrary to the MEL, they are result conscious not detail conscious. Save the process for someone else, get the job done. The end justifies the means, even if the means will require human sacrifice.

He is bossy, self confident, self reliant, proud, could be rude and arrogant and damn! He hates sluggish people obviously Phlegmatics.

Talk about something good? Cholerics are goal getters, at all cost and can even kill to have his way… Intimidating but visionary. CHOLERIC can be selfish more than anyone else.

Defining the Love life of a Choleric?

Love may be something a Choleric regards to be for the weak, he is not easily pleased due to high standards and can not show gratitude directly. He assumes you already know he is grateful. He wants his opinion to be more important than the partner’s and tend to be opinionated at such.

LOVE LIFE OF A CHOLERIC PERSONALITYUnlike a social Sanguine with a long track record of past relationships, A Choleric either has none or currently on one which he is likely going to end with (Get married to). He is not the dating type, and does not fancy everyone except…

Draw closer now…

Except the type that is good with listening, very submissive and loyal to the core. You should know why, if you don’t here’s why? He hates oppositions, he wants it exactly the way he stated it (no additions or subtraction, which he sees as you making him look like not knowing what he is doing) and of course a partner like this wins his heart easily.

Usually, a Choleric is not disorganized in anything, he knows what he wants in a partner and goes out for it.

He is not the emotional kind, well he could be but sees it as an expression of vulnerability so he chooses to be reticent with his emotions. Then you and I will see him as the always serious and seldom smile kinda people.

He will not apologize for what he does, his best way to impress the partner is buy a gift for her.

He loves appreciations, he loves to be made to feel on top of your life. There’s nothing as pleasant to a Choleric like, “Oh sweetie thank you so much for this… What could I have done without you. You are so amazing and great man.”

This can pierce his heart but, he won’t tell you, rather he will show you.

Talk about fidelity, Chlors are likely to be faithful than Sans though, he is more given to his work, vision and career than sleeping around or other unnecessary frivolities.
But a Choleric-Sanguine blend is a playboy, while A Sanguine-Choleric blend is the Master of Playboy job.

Here’s the Love language of Choleric:

1. Service: He is a man of activities and would appreciate a partner who does not play around but rather works pretty hard. Like wash his clothes, cook his food and present it whenever needed.

2. Loyalty and Respect: He commands this. Even if it’s not what you want, give it to him.
Submit to him and don’t try to explain yourself away.

Those two is enough. A Choleric has high sex urge bear that in mind as well, but it’s usually with the partner. So physical touch (especially sex) is also appreciated.

Sanguine and Melancholics are not the best match, a Phlegmatic is. But, when the blend is Phleg, he can try to accommodate a Melancholic partner.

Note that using “He” also includes the females, just to avoid He/she too many times, i used only He.

Melancholy

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A Melancholy’s Love Life.

I love Melancholies…

First of all, here’s the fastest way to spot a MEL (man or woman):

1. Work-oriented
2. Excellence
3. Smartness
4. Loneness

General Characteristics of a Melancholy

Generally, Melancholies are hyper-introverts, has the ability to blend through personalities (call them chameleons). They prefer a long detailed description of everything and read meaning to anything.

They work too much, love to give the best of best even though they never believe the obvious -they are the best. They are good debaters, Hope you have nothing else doing before trying to debate a Melancholy.

They are touchy, highly sensitive and self conscious. They find it easy getting depressed especially by their own making. He is not “loud kinda person” but can blend in and easily could get off the mood and feel “Melancholic”.

Okay… You are giggling for either of two reasons: You just discovered that you are a Melancholy or know someone that is.

Love Life Of a MEL.

1. Think about a faithful lover? Think about a Melancholy. But, its pretty difficult getting a Melancholy in love, a little weakness you have can disqualify you. Little like; You type “GM” when she prefers “Good morning”.

2. When in love, they give you an undoubted trust, but once you lose it… It never comes back.

3. Too many explanations. “baby, why didn’t you call when you said you will?” That question needs a 20 leaves answer not short one. They have insecurity and need Constant assurance of love from a partner.

4. Melancholies may ‘nag/complain’ too much. He/she can never overlook the slightest mistake. Be careful before they mark you unserious. They hate unseriousness.

5. Love to a Melancholy is like solace. A shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen to their “boring” stories and it pretty seems they love to be the priority of the relationship.

Take those 5.

When your Melancholic partner is having a mood swing:

Mood swing is normal Melancholic feeling of every MEL, it could happen periodically. Here’s what you do; Simply, stay away but not afar and let him/her know that you are there if he/she needs anything.

Mood swing could be a bad time for a Melancholy and you can help him/her manage through that period. Don’t forget to apply their love language, it’s very essential at that period.

Love Language of Melancholies.

To keep a Melancholy in love, you must give these in other of ranking;

1. Quality Time: When you are giving him/her your attention, make sure to avoid every form of distraction from either mobile phone or TV and try to maintain eye contact.

2. Words of affirmation: Talk about encouraging words or just some sweet words like how beautiful or handsome or awesome they are in something and how you appreciate their love and care and talents, then you can keep the love with a Mel intact.

3. Physical touch: Not really sex, just some touches like, holding their hand or touch the jaw or even some tickle.

Above all else, Quality time.

Phlegmatics

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Finally, I have exhausted all of them with the PHLEGS as the last but, not the least. Quickly, let’s delve in to their obvious characteristics…

Here’s how to spot a Phlegmatic in the room:

1. The most quiet. Appears not interested and hence the most reserved.

2. Loves music and uses it as a getaway from real life. So, a Phleg likes skull candies (Headphones)

3. Phlegs are lazy and procrastinates. Except when scolded, they get to work.

4. Never disturbs anyone and hates to be disturbed.

5. Peace loving. Hates to strive or contend for anything and easily gives in just for peace sake. A Phleg can live and die with ever getting in to a fight. This is the key feature of everyone with a phlegmatic temperament.

6. Here’s a Phleg’s little secret: He never would get involved, until things get messed up then you ask them to help, only then will they step in. They are the spectators of life, highly sensitive and observant and reads meaning in to everything. A Phleg is not spontaneous to work, he only does when asked to.

7. A Phleg in a meeting has the best idea but never opens up until when asked for their opinion.
(Here’s a tip; whenever you are leading a meeting, good human management suggests asking those quiet Phlegs for their opinion, they will surely Marvel you with that last piece of the puzzle you are looking for)

8. Phleg could be the tortoise of life, slow, calm and dull but trust me they are very cunning, witty and as well cool. They love to play the background without complain.

9. Weakness: Shy, fear, secretive (highly reticent) and indecisive. They are not fixed, people or circumstances can bend them.

10. Merciful, soft heart, caring, loving but can be really stingy.

Generally, it’s pretty easy to break them. They can easily submit their will under pressure, just for peace sake and that you may leave them to go back to their quiet life.

Fastest Tip to spot a Phleg is their Dullness, quietness and love for serenity. By now, you can spot in your mind some of your friends that a Phlegs or that you are a Phleg.

LOVING A PHLEGMATIC

A little rundown on the hit points of the love life of people based on their personality dispositions:

1. Sanguine: feel loved when you give them attention, accepts and approves of their playful nature and talk-activities… Without having to judge or criticize them (Destructively).

2. Choleric: feel love when you are a “Yes sir” partner. When you appreciative of their boastings, encouraging and supportive of their visions without having to complain about their weaknesses.

3. Melancholy: When you are always there for them to listen to them, give them plenty assurance and praise them for their unique abilities. Tell them plenty plenty love words and write them unique poems and make them feel on top of the world.

Finally, Phlegmatics.

One of easiest people to Love effortlessly are Phlegs. They have so much love in them to give, they are like angels, they would never get in to issues with you because their ultimate priority is that you would be happy even if they are not just for peace to reign.

Phlegmatics are sensitive to everything and can suspect your every move… Here’s what I hate about them:

Out of fear of what could go wrong if they confront you for what you did or do that they do not like, they would rather “Fold” (not say a word).

I shared a topic on PR Relationship class titled: The Fold/Fake: A Slow death Of Relationships…. Phlegs have the highest tendency to Fold in their negative feelings and resentments against their partner, just for Peace sake.

They would keep giving you chances to improve on what you don’t know until they couldn’t take it anymore than to suddenly tell you, it’s over.

Phlegmatics have a long lasting relationship, not because it is the perfect relationship but, because of fear of hurting someone. They would rather pretend to be okay and keep tolerating every trash just for peace sake.

They are indecisive, always worried about what people will say and less about what they want… Because of this the best partner for a Phleg is a Loving Choleric, well a ChlorSan to be specific.

Love Language Of a PHLEG

1. Sweet words. They love petting too much, both the male and female. They are softies of course they would love all the sweet names and sweet things.

2. Phlegs appreciates when you are always attending to their insecurities. They do trust you, but from time to time saying things like, “Boo/Bae, I love you and will never hurt you. I promise to be there for you at all times when you need me.” make him/her comfortable to do or say anything without you screaming at them or cursing them, will make him/her open up to you.

3. Never raise your voice or talk more your hand on a Phleg, you will lose him/her emotionally but not physically.

4. Never forget to sincerely say, “I am sorry”.

They are shy in public, and has insecurity issues so they would prefer to be held especially the female Phlegs.

5. Physical touch works well on Phlegs. A peck on the forehead is a sign of Love and on the cheek, a sign of care and (to a female Phleg) on her fingers, a sign of commitment.

I told you before of their high sensitivity, right? They read meaning in your actions and body language a lot. Note, just because Phlegs do not talk does not mean they don’t think or feel hurt, they can habor grudges and always say so much in their mind and keep it to themselves. This makes them prone to High blood pressure due to having an uncaring partner.

Emotional Desires: The baby in every adult

It is quite easy to complain about failed relationship, but pretty difficult to seek counsel about it. Undoubtedly, The cycle goes on.

A little tap in to the wealth of knowledge in sociology, anthropology and Psychology brought a discovery, no matter how bad or fierce a dog barks, it can be tamed.I used to be at the offensive relating with a CHLOR, she never understands things in my opinion. She would rather want to be the almighty over every decisions and just leaves me intimidated, but later after more experimentation, I discovered the baby in the “unappeasable” Choleric. Now, she would rather seek consent before executing her many optimistic plans.

I practically may not fit in relating with a nagging MEL, she would always complain that I never do things right since she feels to be know it all and unimpressed, but later discovered the baby in her, just a tickle at the right spot is the magic.

I may enjoy a sanguine, but sometimes I just would appreciate serenity around me, but my SAN friend never rests and if I react, she thinks I am just no good. Then, right there i discovered the baby I can tickle and all is well with us.

Need I mention my PHLEG friend? She is pretty too reticent for my liking. I would love to know what’s going on in her mind, yet she prefers to be mystery while letting me find out on my own.
I had to tickle the baby, right away she came sitting on my bosom ready to do as I want.

We all seek just 3 things in every relationship, which is actually the essence of relating…

1. Significance
2. Self worth
3. Security.

Make someone know her value to you, verbalize it, prove it make it obvious to her, she begins to feel her self worth around you and makes her want to stay naked (not keep secrets. Be herself) and at such the feelings of security.
“I believe you will always be there’s for me” written subconsciously in her mind.

This is the bedrock of a healthy relationship – meeting those emotional desires of your partner.

Better put, discover the baby, find the tickle spot and there, laughs and healthy relationship is born

Nature Health

Pneumonia

Pneumonia refers to the acute inflammation of the lungs. It is one of the most serious infectious disease. There are basically two types of penumonia, called lobar pneumonia and broncho- pneumonia They, however, run into each other and are treated in the same way. The disease becomes more seroious if both the lungs are affected. It is called double pneumonia in common parlance.

Symptoms

Most cases of pneumonia begin with a cold in the head or throat. The patient generally feels chill, shivering, difficulty in breathing and sharp pain in the chest. This may be followed by a cough with pinkish sputum which may later become brownish. The patient usually suffers from fever and headache. In more serious cases of pneumonia, the sputum may be of rusty colour. In your children, the disease may cause delirum and convulsions. Most patients feel very miserable and sweat profusely. The temperature may rise to 105 o F and pulse may go upto 150 beats per minutes. A common complication of all kinds of pneumonia is pleurisy.

Causes

Pneumonia is caused by various types of germs such as streptococus, staphyloccus and pneunococcus variety. At times, certain viruses are also responsible for the disease. Other causes of diseases are fungal infection, irritation by worms, inhaling foreign matter, irritant dust or noxious gases and vapours such as ammonia, nitrogen dioxide or cadmium.
The real cause of pneumonia , however, is the toxic condition of the body, especially of the lungs and air passages, resulting from wrong feeding and faulty life style. Persons with healthy tissues and strong vital force are unlikely to catch pneumonia. It is only when the system is clogged with the toxic matter and the vitality is low that the germs of pneumonia invade a person.

Treatment

To begin with, the patient should be kept on a diet of raw juices for five to ten days, depending on the severity of the disease. In this regimen he should take a glass of fruit or vegetable juice diluted with warm water every two or three hours. Fruits such as orange, mosambi, apple, pineapple and grapes and vegetables like carrots, tomatoes may be used for juices.
After a diet of raw juices, when the fever subsides, the patient should three or four further days on an exclusive fresh fruit diet, taking three meals a day of juicy fruits such as apple, grapes, pineapple, mangoes, orange, lemon and papaya. Thereafter, he may gradually adopt a well-balanced diet of natural foods consisting of foods , seeds, and grains, vegetables and fruits with emphasis on fresh fruits and raw vegetables. The patients should be given warm warm enema daily to cleanse the bowel during the period of raw juice therapy and all fruit diet and thereafter, when necessary.
The patient should avoid strong tea, coffee , refined foods, fried foods, white sugar, white flour and all products made from them, condiments and pickles. He should also avoid all meats as well as alcoholic beverages and smoking.
To reduce temperature naturally, during the course of the fever, the procedure outlined in the chapter on malaria may be followed. Sipping of cold water has also been found beneficial in the treatment of pneumonia. The patient should sip cold water at short intervals so long as the fever continues. The cold water is cooling to the feverish blood.

Nature Health

Vaginitis

Vaginitis can be described as an inflammation of the vagina and vulva. It is a fairly common problem with women. This can be avoided by taking proper treatment in the initial stages itself. But women usually tend to hide this problem.
Changes in the activity of the vaginal epithelium and in the vaginal secretion at different ages have a profound influence on the defense against vaginal infection. In the adult, the normal vaginal moisture or secretion consists of mucous and discarded vaginal cells. This discharge generally causes no irritation though the amount secreted and consistency vary. The variance is also due to the periodicity of the menstrual cycle and psychological conditions. Normal healthy women do not suffer from the sensations of the itching, burning, pain or irritation.
In unhealthy women and in abnormal conditions, the resident organisms (bacteria) multiply rapidly and produce excessive waste products. It causes tissue irritation in this region leading to itching, swelling, and burning. There is increase in the frequency or discharge of urine which is accompanied with an unpleasant order.

Symptoms

The symptoms of vaginitis are feeling of heat and fullness in the vagina, a dragging feeling in the groin, increased urinary frequency and vaginal discharge, that is, leucorrhoea. The clear or white secretion becomes purulent and yellow. The severity of leucorrhoea depends upon the degree of bacterial infection.

Causes

The main causes of vaginitis are irritation of vagina by external factors like cuts, abrasions in this region, constant wearing of tight-fitting clothes and wearing unclean clothes, using dirty or infected water and lack of hygiene.
Certain medications and treatments can increase susceptibility to infection. These include the use of antibiotics, hormones and excessive douching. Susceptibility is greater in cases of pregnancy, diabetes and certain psychological conditions as well as during the later half of the menstrual cycle. Irritation from contraceptive devices can also lead to this condition.
Unhygienic conditions combined with wrong dietary habits increase toxemia thereby lowering body resistance. According to the nature cure philosophy, whenever the body is loaded with toxins or morbid matter, it tried to eliminate it through the eliminative organs. In women, this elimination is established in the form of profused discharge, that is leucorrhoea, initially, in later stages, the discharge can become offensive in cases of chronic inflammation.

Treatment

Maintenance of hygienic conditions is the most important factor in the treatment of vaginitis. It is only after disease achieved that morbidity and consequent inflammation and discharge can be prevented.