Ambiguous attitude

Our society has developed a dual attitude to the ancient medicine. When there is talk about the theory, we all just smile, mocking the ancient physicians who use these treatments and medications that seem to us ridiculous. If you start talking about the practical side, our relationship is changing dramatically. Witch Doctor can operate under the guise of "expert in ancient Chinese medical techniques," it will give him credibility in our eyes. When we meet at the pharmacy bottle with the words on the label "produced by an ancient recipe," we no longer confuse the big number on the price tag.

It turns out that we understand the mind could not Aesculapius ancient world, lacking even minimal knowledge of anatomy and physiology, unfamiliar with the microcosm and its inhabitants, to create high-performance products and invent unique medical techniques. But we have a very early age was taught to respect their elders, the older the person, the more worthy of respect for his experience. We automatically shifted such an attitude to medicine - if the ancient recipe, it tested by centuries means using it has recovered more than one generation of people.

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How old received medical knowledge

In order to understand how ancient people got the recipe for their recipes, you do not need to have the academic knowledge of history or archeology, show quite a bit of common sense and use logic. Without possessing basic knowledge in biology, to seek treatment methods can only be two ways - trial and error or by analogy.

Enumeration method

Unfortunately, prior to the beginning of the twentieth century, various options busting method cannot be effective enough, if he allowed getting some good results, it is because of blind luck. Judge for yourself - in order to sort through the different options and analyze their performance, you must have sufficient means for storing and processing information. Can you imagine a Chinese doctor, who would have tried hundreds of different combinations of herbal preparations in the patients of the same disease and then offered its record large team of research assistants who would be involved in their analysis and systematization? I cannot think of such a "healer", experiment on the sick patient, very fast and very hard to kill their relatives. But the ancient Chinese medicine is very popular in our country and abroad - in almost every town has a witch doctor, offering their patients the ancient Chinese recipe. And that we are talking about China, in which the paper appeared a long time ago. And how could organize information storage and processing in other parts of the world, where the paper began to be used only at the beginning of the Renaissance?

Analog method

Inability to use the method of selection has led to a widespread method of analogy. If a large animal seeking some grass, this grass can help a sick person? If the bear is very strong and hardy, it can be eating his paws make a person as strong? This level of thinking of ancient people, and they are very much mistaken in regard to animals. In all cultures, the male lion is a symbol of courage and strength, and naturally, he's sleeping twenty hours a day and does not participate in the hunt, food for him mined females. What kind of courage and strength can there be? But in Africa, people still firmly believe that if you eat the heart of a lion, it is possible to become the strongest and most courageous.

Chinese Medicine - an example to follow

Particularly successful in a method similar to the Chinese. So what? With so many people can be carried out any experiments, people will notice the disappearance of a couple of thousand people, even if the local district center several million lives. This country is still a huge popular extract from various parts of the body of popular animals, as an effective tool for the treatment of diseases. There's even a bear farm, which produces the bile the animals. It is worth noting that bile is used by the body for the withdrawal of all the most harmful substances, which he got, and in fact is a potent poison.

Common sense and ancient medicine

I do not deny the effectiveness of some ancient recipes, but most of them were recognized modern physicians and are available in pharmacies in the form of modern dosage forms. If you prefer to fall for such bait marketers, as the word "old" in the signage or packaging, or at least ask, whence came to us this technique or preparation and that led to his discovery. If the recipe had a shaman after performing the ritual, involving the reception of potent hallucinogens, but do not expect the effect of its application, except as a placebo, when faith in the action of the drug performs the therapeutic function of the drug itself.

Smoking, we want even more than it is. Ask any smoker if he is a long time, at least six hours, do not accept the food and do not smoke, then he would get the first - a plate of food or a cigarette. The answer is always the same - to smoke, and then you can eat. To quit smoking, you need to understand why this is happening. The reason for this urge to smoke covered in the same process as the cause of the usual hunger.

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So we tried to get always high quality and variety of food (one that seems delicious), our body, every time when he receives it, gives us a kind of "bonus" in the form of the chemical dopamine. This substance in the brain, gives us pleasure and satiety, the so-called feeling of "fullness." Under its influence, we are calm and happy, our state can be called peaceful. The body uses it in order to encourage the correct action on our part. The man who disrupted this system is usually placed in a psychiatric hospital. We produce less dopamine elderly than in the young, therefore it is difficult to learn a new way because they do not experience the joy of it, that young.

What makes the nicotine in the body?

The mechanism of action of the nicotine contained in cigarettes is to simulate the action of dopamine, it causes the same reaction. It turns out that the administration of nicotine into the body, we have almost the same feeling as when saturated with food. Only these feelings more vivid at first. Then, when the number of receptors is reduced, because the body knows that feeling of pleasure artificial, it can not stop entering an excess of matter, so he reduces the number of receptors that are susceptible to it. Therefore, necessary to increase the amount of nicotine. But there is a contradiction with the action of self-preservation mechanism, because nicotine is a very toxic substance, and with the increase of its content in the blood of the body, death can occur, so our body is doing its utmost to limit its introduction. If you smoke, remember how well you are the first cigarette after prolonged abstinence, but at the same time, you do not immediately light up next, as you experience an aversion to smoking for a period of time. Sly cigarette manufacturers, accurately calculate the amount of time and the amount of nicotine in one cigarette.

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Tricks of the tobacco companies, preventing quit smoking

In related studies, the tobacco companies have spent billions of dollars, and these investments were not in vain. According to their calculations, the nicotine contained in a cigarette, must eliminate from the body within 15 minutes to a level at which the next cigarette will not be fatal or lead to severe ailments. Thus, the next cigarette, you can smoke within fifteen minutes after the first, and you will not feel too bad. A day contains 24 hours, of which about 8 hours goes to sleep around 2 on food intake and preparation for it, another two leave to the needs of nature. It remains to twelve hours. If we divide the content of whitefish in the package at this time, it turns out that one hour accounts for slightly less than two cigarettes. We cannot always smoking, because in many places, including transportation, tobacco smoking, in addition, we still somehow work, so it turns out that a pack of cigarettes intended for one day. And we have to smoke at the earliest opportunity.

This paragraph sounds a little scary, but it's the harsh truth. So that we do not quit, we must enter the nicotine in your body as often as possible. That this logic used by the tobacco companies. They are after all that you need? So you gave them the greatest possible amount of money and do it regularly. To get you to do this, they developed a system that forces you to smoke as often as possible.

That's a good documentary, good journalistic investigation of cigarette manufacturers.

Learn about all the nicotine

The essence of the system is simple - in your body entered the maximum possible amount of nicotine, and created all the prerequisites for you to repeat it through the introduction of the minimum possible period of time. The amount of nicotine in one cigarette is maximized in order to maximize the impact on dopamine receptors, thereby causing nicotine addiction, which practically does not differ from morphine addiction. The mechanism according to the same, only the side effects of the active substance (nicotine and morphine) on the body are different - nicotine does not lead to such a rapid destruction, but it is even more addictive than methamphetamine and many other illegal drugs. In addition, nicotine is virtually no effect on consciousness, nicotine intoxication passes even softer than alcohol, a nicotine nobody gets too aggressive.

  1. Protein foods increase the load on the kidneys

One of the main functions of the kidneys - withdrawal of blood urea, which is formed by digesting protein. If you eat a lot of meat or eggs, kidneys load increases; it badly affects the health of the kidneys. Over time, can worsen their ability to filter blood. To properly calculate the normal amount of protein in the diet, there is a very simple formula - divide your body weight in kilograms divided by 2 and you get the optimal number of grams of pure protein in the daily diet.

For example, if your weight - 80 kg, then the day you need to eat less than 40 grams of pure protein. This amount of protein contained in 200 grams of beef, or 4 chicken eggs.

  1. Wrap the disease "on your feet" - impair kidney health

You cough? Have you a runny nose and slight malaise? A headache and appetite? Urgently go to the doctor and be engaged in the treatment of colds. Even when you think the cold is transferred easily to your kidneys bear heavy loads.

Many people do not give much importance to the common cold but in vain. Within a week you will feel better, but your kidneys will carry the heaviest load. Therefore, the common cold prevention - prevention is always the kidneys. ...continue reading "7 common habits that destroy our kidneys"

The habit of taking pills at the first symptoms of malaise is formed from childhood; we drink the pills for headaches, insomnia, depression, pain from senile, etc. We are so accustomed to using the first-aid to alleviate the pain that he could not ask themselves a simple and even obvious question: What, exactly, was the cause of the discomfort?

Most of the drugs that we take to relieve symptoms of the disease, regardless of whether they are purchased with a prescription or not, oddly enough, but on the contrary - worsen our condition.

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Next, we present five common drugs, the use of which is injurious to health, and therefore should limit their intake.

Tablets for insomnia

These drugs immerse us in a dream. Most people do not realize that the pills for insomnia violate the natural mechanism of the body's recovery cycle, which is part of a sound sleep. This mechanism helps us feel relaxed, happy, and ready for new challenges. Potent drugs such as pills for insomnia, interfere with the work of the brain to cause addiction, depression, and 25% increased the likelihood of early death and all forms of cancer.

Safe alternative means of insomnia:

Stop taking substances that cause sleep disturbance regime: alcohol, caffeine, and drugs such as marijuana. Try taking 3 mg of melatonin or any other medicine of natural origin, for example, magnesium, 5-HTP, L-theanine, and valerian tincture. All these tools are quite effective and safe. Exercise and meditation are also a good help for insomnia.

Medicine for a headache

They themselves can cause headaches. Medications are often used to treat chronic headaches can make the symptoms worse. This includes aspirin and paracetamol (Tylenol). The studies of 200 patients confirmed that they began to feel better after longer take pills for a headache!

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Safe alternative means of insomnia:

Relaxation of facial muscles, neck, and head brings almost instant relief. Chiropractic, physical therapy (e.g. posture correction and stretch the neck muscles), massage along with exercise and stress management techniques to help remedy the situation. Look for the headache drug side effects listed, that you take.

Anti-arthritics agent

This type of medication can cause the destruction of the joints. Funds from the pain of arthritis, which is composed of inhibitors of NSAIDS and COX-2, in fact, worsen the patient's condition. Both types of drugs accelerated the course of the disease and the destruction of joints, cartilage, slowing the recovery.

Safe alternative antiarthritic preparations

Glucosamine sulfate - a supplement that stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycan, a structural component of cartilage. It is also more effective as a painkiller from pain associated with arthritis.


These medicines may harm your digestive system. Antacid therapy is constructed on such medication-inhibitors (PPI) as a Nexium, Prilosec Prevacid and increases the risk for cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, and may cause a variety of eating disorders and intestinal infections. They do not give the digestive process takes place in a normal mode.

Safe alternative to antacids:

Eliminate junk food from your menu. Learn how to maintain the level of hydrochloric acid at a proper level, and take enzymes to improve digestion and peppermint oil. Eat foods rich in fiber and drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.


These drugs can cause obesity. Antidepressants such as SSRI (Prozac or Zoloft, for example) contribute to weight gain because it stimulates the area of the brain that is responsible for serotonin production and processing of glucose. Patient’s report that the gain of 15-25 kg as long as the drugs began to take, as a rule, if the weight increases, the process is very difficult to stop. Because of this, you will feel even worse, and the extra weight can cause other health problems.

Safe alternative to antidepressants:

Extract of Hypericum proved himself as an excellent remedy for depression, both in its weakest form and in the case of a protracted depression. From 900 mg / day to 1,800 mg / day depending on the severity of your illness. Go to the cognitive therapy sessions or learn the technique of "acquired optimism", which also gives amazing results.

Conclusions: Before once again run your hand in a first aid kit for the medicine, which is not a fact that will, first check the list of its side effects, and look for natural methods of dealing with his illness because there are natural substitutes for drugs that do not often treat the disease itself and its symptoms. You will get relief and no side effects.

What are endorphins?

Endorphins - happiness natural drugs to the body. In our body, there are special receptors that control exactly how we feel. They produce chemicals that make us feel happy or sad.

Endorphins make us happy, energetic, eliminate pain and contribute to a more positive perception of the surrounding world. These substances affect our health and energy levels. Endorphins are 10 times more powerful than any antidepressant. At the same time, low levels of such hormones in humans can cause feelings of depression. In addition, substance abuse can burn your receptors, lowering the level of endorphins, causing depression and fatigue. A balanced diet and physical exercise increase the level of endorphins in a natural way - your well-being and health greatly benefit from this.

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The product causes the release of endorphins

Proper nutrition plays a big role in increasing the level of endorphins. If the diet is not balanced, and you get enough vitamins, then the level will drop. Therefore, first of all, we need a proper diet. There are many products that have natural qualities that can improve your health and to stimulate the release of endorphins.

  • Strawberry rich in vitamin C. And other vitamins contained in this berry, can help produce endorphins by stimulating nerve impulses. Antioxidants are also one of the advantages of strawberries, they deduce harmful toxins from the body. By itself, the strawberries are very tasty and will be an excellent addition to your diet.
  • Grapes - a source of vitamin C. It is this vitamin, along with glucose and fructose contained in this fruit, to effectively improve mood and stimulates the production of endorphins.
  • Oranges - a pantry of vitamin C, the system is also rich in antioxidants. So oranges can rightly be considered a means to uplift your mood. In addition, these fruits contain and vitamin B, improving human health.
  • Bananas are full of potassium. Potassium helps to strengthen the nerves and receptors. A natural sugar found in these fruits, quickly increase the energy reserves.
  • Pepper, oddly enough, also increases the level of endorphins. Studies have shown that the hot and spicy food, the more endorphins you get. It's great lovers of spicy food.
  • Chocolate - the best product for a good mood. Even eating a small piece of this delicacy, you feel good, because get a powerful charge of endorphins.

Exercises to produce endorphins

Virtually any type of physical activity that causes sweating is a stimulant production of endorphins. Once the heart rate increases for a few minutes, at the same time mass-produced endorphins. Exercise - a wonderful way to feel good and look great. If you ever get the adrenaline rush after exercise, this was due to a large amount of endorphins released during elaborated on all activities. There are many types of physical activity, so everyone can choose what suits him best. Here are a few examples of this type of occupation:

  • Dancing
  • Swimming
  • Roller skating
  • Skating
  • Powerlifting
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Yoga
  • Exercises on a skipping rope
  • Parkour
  • Aerobics
  • Bicycle riding

Here are just a few options of what you can do, but do not be afraid to experiment to find for themselves something really effective.

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Have you ever noticed how the mood is improving on a fine day? This is due to the fact that natural sunlight greatly increases the level of endorphins. The sun produces Vitamin D, and it contributes to the production of endorphins. An excellent option is a combination of exercise and the sunshine, i.e. classes outside on sunny days - the results will surprise you very much.

On the other hand, if you do not get enough sunlight, doctors recommend taking vitamin D, to compensate for the deficiency of this substance. In addition, a solarium just as effective as natural sunlight. But do not get carried away with a tan in the solarium, not to overdo it. Remember the fact that sunlight can change your mood for the better.

The power of laughter

Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins. It's enough to see the favorite comedy show or listen to another anecdote from a friend. Laughter - a great way to be happy. In addition, this method always effective. Begin to smile or laugh even when it does not want, and you will feel much better. After all, laughter activates receptors, responsible for the level of endorphins. This is most likely the easiest way to eliminate depression and improve mood, do not need anything more than a few minutes for him and yourself.


Little relax and calm their nerves - another way to become happier.

  • Meditation is a real “endorphins boom." Try to find 10-15 minutes a day to do relaxation.
  • Yoga - a great option for this, it will also help to relax.
  • Walking on the beach - a great idea to get rid of unpleasant thoughts and feel good and relaxed.
  • Massage is a great way to treat yourself and improve your level of endorphins. Sensations of touch are ideal for both the body and the mind.

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