Alzheimer's disease

Saffron, vitamin B12 and Hericium Erinaceus can be useful to fight the disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressively disabling neurodegenerative disease with an estimated incidence of 1% in people over 65 years of age; the causes of its onset are not yet known even if several risk factors seem to have been identified such as familiarity, exposure to toxic substances or traumas, old age.

According to a study published in the journal Current Alzheimer Research and conducted by a group of researchers at Temple University of Pennsylvania, also excessive consumption of foods high in amino acid methionine such as beans, eggs, garlic, lentils, onions, red meat, fish yogurt and seeds would help increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

This is because, as Domenico Praticò explains, one of the researchers who participated in the study, when methionine reaches high levels, our body regulates it by transforming it into another amino acid called homocysteine ​​for which previous studies on human beings have already shown a responsibility in ‘onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

It seems to be useful an integration of the diet with saffron, vitamin b12 and hericium erinaceus

  • Saffron

The famous spice used since ancient times to give flavor to many dishes, seems to contain in itself therapeutic properties that could prove effective in the fight against various brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

The antioxidant properties of saffron, whose scientific name is Crocus sativus, a plant belonging to the family of iridaceae, have been known for a long time, as is the action of the crocina, carotenoid which gives its characteristic orange color to saffron, and safranale, spice that gives the saffron its unmistakable aroma, play to protect the body from the action of free radicals that cause initially cell damage and later can generate various diseases. Its beneficial properties for brain health have been the subject of debate among dozens of world-renowned Greek and foreign scholars during a recently organized meeting in Athens.

The benefits of the antioxidant action of saffron were illustrated by Professor Moschos Polissiou of the University of Agriculture of Athens who recalled how the substances contained in saffron can protect and revitalize the cells, improve blood circulation in particular in the brain tissue and the memory, reduce various cardiovascular disorders and control the growth of cancer cells that can form in the brain, as well as reduce the damage caused by brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

  • Vitamin B12

The science of nutrition is really taking giant steps and every day we discover something more to treat or prevent very serious diseases, just like Alzheimer’s. According to a recent study by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, vitamin B12 could be a portentous antidote. The research lasted 7 years has allowed us to verify the role of this vitamin.

271 Finnish volunteers aged 65 to 79 were tested, healthy at the start of the research, 17 of whom developed senile dementia during the study. Participants were periodically subjected to blood tests to analyze vitamin B12 levels and homocysteine ​​(an amino acid associated with vitamin B12) whose excessive levels are linked to adverse effects on brain health (including stroke).

The focus of the research has verified that for each micromole of homocysteine ​​the risk of Alzheimer’s disease increases by 16%, while for each additional picomole of the active form of vitamin B12 the risk is reduced by 2%.

Vitamin B12
  • Hericium Erinaceus

A rare mushroom, considered a delicacy, it resembles a lion’s head. It develops preferably on oak trees still alive, or on beech, walnut, plane trees and other broad-leaved trees. It grows on the trunk at a height of about 3-4 meters. The fruiting body resembles the head of a lion, which is why in Asia it is called a lion’s head.
The presence of a substance similar to NGF stimulates myelin synthesis and the reconstruction of nerve fibers. Its effects on the nervous system are multiple and complex; its use is useful in the treatment of anxiety, stress, mnemonic deficits and insomnia.

Clinical studies have found encouraging results in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

This mushroom contains many minerals (Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Germanium, Selenium, Phosphorus), all essential amino acids, immunomodulating polysaccharides (ß-glucans) and antitumor effect (FIII – FIII2b), ericenones, erinacins and a factor similar to the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). It is a fungus that works mainly on tissues of ectodermal derivation (mucous and nervous system).

It possesses a group of bio-active substances, hericenon A, B, C, D, E, which induce the production of the stimulating factor of the growth of nervous tissue (NGSF) compound capable of stimulating the regeneration of severely damaged brain neurons but still alive .

Hericium Erinaceus​

In Conclusion

The Alzheimer’s patient lives a continuous stress condition because he realizes that he can no longer do what he did before, he can no longer be what he was before simply because he forgets it and in the initial phase he is aware of this. To help fight Alzheimer’s consequences is also important to become aware as soon as possible that any logical explanation of the patient’s behavior is useless; try to create a climate of serenity especially in the family; warn the neighborhood; place the home address and a telephone number in the patient’s pocket; always support the patient giving him the certainty that you are listening to him; be aware of the fact that the person in front of you no longer exists but is present and listens to you.

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The Zone Diet

For years now, the Zone has been introduced in many Countries in US, Europe and the World thanks to the interest of a large community ow well being researchers.

This is the extraordinary method that has also guaranteed high level results for US national athletes in athletics and swimming.

Lately there is a lot of talk, often inappropriately. What exactly does this Zone Diet consist of?

Far from being a weight loss diet, the Zone is a sophisticated instrument for the positive conditioning of our hormonal system, therefore, an exceptional way of managing our psycho-physical wellbeing.

Ultimately, we are talking above all about health, not just about sports or body shape and performances. A concept radically different from those we have been accustomed to for decades, both as physically active and non-physically active people.

There are four instruments available, which allow us to aim for maximum well-being:

  • Integration with Omega 3
  • Correct feeding
  • Moderate exercise
  • Relaxation techniques

The first two instruments are those of greatest importance relative to the results.As for the integration it is soon said: 2.5 grams a day of liquid Omega 3 or in capsules quickly resolve the task.

The second point is undoubtedly the one of greater complexity, at least in its more sophisticated version, and therefore requires a slightly more extensive explanation.

As anticipated above, we are trying to achieve the maximum balance between the hormones that condition the functioning of our complex psycho-physical system.For this to be possible, a key hormone needs to be controlled via food: insulin.

The majority of people tend to secrete too much insulin, thus conditioning not only its daily performance and its line but, in the long run, its own health.

In order to overcome these non-negligible drawbacks (in terms of performance and health) it is therefore necessary to modify the conditions that lead to excessive production of insulin:

  • The absolute excess of calories
  • Excessive consumption of carbohydrates

The Zone, therefore, provides for a caloric restriction and a drastic reduction in the consumption of carbohydrates, especially cereals.

By caloric restriction, however, we do not mean the traditional transitory period of black hunger commonly associated with the concept of diet.

With this concept, universally recognized by medicine as a guarantee of long life, it is meant exclusively that, for each individual, the daily food requirement must be calculated according to its particular needs and that it is harmful to exceed (in terms of calories) what is actually needed.

The second criterion (the reduction of carbohydrates) should be expressed in a more articulated way.

In the Zone not only must be reduced the amounts of carbohydrates that we tend to assume in our “normal” diet (mainly in the form of bread and pasta), but we must ensure, at every meal or snack, a correct balance between the three fundamental components of nutrition: proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

The Zone is frequently synthesized in the formula 40/30/30, in the sense that 40% of the calories of each meal should derive from carbohydrates, 30% from proteins and the same from fats.

It is certainly too synthetic to fully clarify the profound meaning of the hormonal modulation obtainable through food, but it makes the idea sufficiently, at least from the point of view of practical implementation.

To better express the concept in real terms we can say that a meal should consist of:

  • From a protein source (fish, meat, etc.) of a quantity proportional to the size and physical activity of the subject in question;
  • From an abundant dose of vegetables;
  • From a good portion of fruit;
  • All seasoned with low doses of olive oil

By making carbohydrates derive mainly from fruits and vegetables, the total consumption of carbohydrates is reduced, (they contain much less grams of sugar compared to bread and pasta with the same weight), although they can take advantage of abundant doses.

Furthermore, fruits and vegetables contain many more micronutrients, (vitamins, mineral salts, etc.), than farinaceous ones, making them healthier.

Exercise contributes to the hormonal control that the Zone look for to achieve, and it contributes greatly to improving performance during exercise.

More and more athletes of all levels, are dedicating themselves to the area having experienced the considerable benefits in terms of performance.

Usually those who practice physical activity assiduously are people who cares about their well-being as well as their image, and for them the Zone is a particularly successful synthesis on everything they try to achieve.

Try to put these four tools together and, within a few weeks, you will experience the maximum expression of your genetic code.

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Transurfing is a new and extraordinary technique of interpretation of reality that represents one of the most innovative ways of exercising one’s abilities and one’s own intelligence.

Those who practice Transurfing slip effortlessly through the waves of everyday life and ride life lightly, without sinking into it. Free of bonds of dependency and aware of everything that it does, the transurfer never attaches too much importance to events, which in this way lose their positive or negative connotation and no longer have the power to influence its existence.

Careful not to disperse their energy by struggling against pendulums unnecessarily binding mental structures that strengthen as much as people resonate – the transurfer prefers to be an active spectator instead of an actor, thus taking a more distant, relaxed and objective perspective.

The perfect metaphor of Transurfing is the principle behind aikido.

In this ancient discipline who is targeted is not opposed to the attack, but accompanies the opponent in his movements, taking advantage of its strength to their advantage.

In Transurfing there is no place for direct opposition to reality, but only for a wise use of energy in the direction most favorable to us.

What is Transurfing then?

In his books, Vadim Zeland offers readers a fantastic journey into reality, where the destination is not a point of arrival but a process, daily living in an atmosphere of uninterrupted party. Because, for those who learn to manage and choose their own destiny and get what they want, the party is every day, in the here and now. In the Transurfer suitcase, very few things: awareness, freedom from all dependencies, the reduction of the importance of oneself and the world, a thought based on the positive anyway. Facing the journey with this essential baggage, lightened by all the false stereotypes imposed by the common vision of the world, man can only slip life’s line of life to its most favorable line, its wave of fortune. Transurfing is just that: sliding through the lines of life in the space of variants.

Transurfing deals with strange and unusual things that upset so much that it is difficult to believe it. After we have read it, our usual vision of the world will collapse. Transurfing is a new and extremely powerful technique that allows you to create impossible things from the common point of view and more precisely to manage your destiny to your liking. No miracle though. What awaits us is a sensation similar to the free fall: the incredible has the effrontery to turn into reality. So much to be breathless.

Transurfing is not a new self-perfectioning technique but a fundamentally new way of thinking and operating to achieve the fulfillment of one’s desires. Mind you: do not reach but actually get it. And not to change themselves but to return to oneself.

We all commit so many mistakes in our lives, and then we find ourselves dreaming of going back in time to correct everything. Transurfing do not promise you “a second class ticket to childhood”, but mistakes can be corrected and with the use of Transurfing in everyday life it will be almost like going back to the past or, better said, “forward in the past”.

The meaning of these words will be even clearer to those who ready the trilogy of transurfing written by Vadim Zeland.

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Cycling and wellness

Eating healthy, avoiding smoking and stress are undoubtedly important measures for heart health. But it is not enough: to keep our heart young, it is necessary to add a good dose of physical activity to our often sedentary days. 

The bicycle from this point of view is a real cure-all. Pedaling in fact helps you stay young and makes you even happier: a sort of anti-stress that allows you to recharge your energy and increase self-confidence. It is no wonder, therefore, that more and more frequently, passionate of cycling tourism, who live the bicycle as the ideal way to enjoy nature and to achieve physical and mental well-being meet on the streets and go cycling together.

Benefits to heart and blood circulation.

Sports are generally classified according to the type of exercise performed: static or anaerobic and dynamic or aerobic.

Sports that are predominantly anaerobic are characterized by exercises that take place at very high intensity and for a few minutes (for example lifting weights, throwing the disc or running 400 m), and producing a rather stressful effect on the heart and the circulatory system.

Aerobic exercise, on the contrary, lasts over time (such as in swimming, in running races or in cycling) allowing the muscles to act with a moderate and constant workload. Aerobic activity like pedaling, produces beneficial effects on the cardio-circulatory system, allowing the heart to become stronger and more resistant. With pedaling, in fact, the cardiovascular system undergoes adaptations especially at the peripheral level (muscles and circulation) that allow the heart to work, at the same intensity of the exercise, always less.

To demonstrate this we must remember that the athletes’ heart undergoes real modifications: it increases its mass and therefore improves its pump function by optimizing the consumption of oxygen through the ‘bradycardia’, ie with a number of beats lower than normal . “But it is not necessary to become professional athletes a simple bike ride already allows a good workout for the heart and circulation.

The bicycle is in fact an excellent ally against cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke, because, pedaling, you fight the most dangerous elements for the heart, the so-called cardiovascular risk factors: you lose weight, it improves metabolism sugars and fats reduce blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol (LDL) in favor of “good” (HDL) “.

Pedaling in fact you lose weight, you improve the metabolism of sugars and fats, reduce the values ​​of blood pressure and ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) in favor of the ‘good’ (HDL). It is also facilitated the circulation of the venous system, since the act of pedaling makes the walls of the veins of the legs more elastic with the rhythmic movement of the muscles, preventing swelling and venous thrombosis.

The exercise bike, an ideal ally for heart patients

Cycling is not only a means of prevention, but also a therapy for heart patients.

After an acute cardiac event, such as a myocardial infarction or a cardiac surgery, doctors often recommend a period of rehabilitation during which you set up a program that provides a personalized workload for each patient and that makes use of, among the other, using an exercise bike.

Exercise, if performed regularly and with adequate training, allows the heart to function at its best: as an engine that works at low revs. The exercise bike has the advantage of being able to be used all year round, even when the weather conditions are adverse.

Another advantage of the bike compared to the bicycle is the ‘dosability’ of the effort: any model allows to calibrate the workload, from mild to very intense, to train the heart with progressive work cycles until the return to a normal regime.

To obtain the best results it is important to pay attention to the breathing, which must always be commensurate and synchronized to the effort.

Rehabilitative motor activity, if practiced correctly, has not substantially any limitation, except laziness. Very often, for example, patients buy an exercise bike that after a few weeks becomes an unused instrument.

The goal of rehabilitation, on the other hand, is constancy in the long run. The activity carried out during the period of hospitalization in the rehabilitation cardiology department (on average 15 days) must in fact be considered the beginning of a broader program.

What really matters is the continuation of the exercise in the months and in the following years, following a personalized rehabilitation program combined with a careful clinical-therapeutic monitoring, a correct diet and, in general, a healthy lifestyle, placing a lot of attention to the control of cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, diabetes, arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity).


The bicycle also produces undeniable benefits on the mind, as well as on the body: it has been known since ancient Roman times, as the famous proverb recalls: “Mens sana in corpore sano”.
During the pedaling, in fact, the so-called wellness hormones are produced, the endorphins, which intervene in the regulation of mood and cause a euphoric and anxiolytic effect.

The advice for those approaching for the first time to cycling is to start gradually with quiet walks enjoying the view, away from traffic and cities. It is good to then practice it regularly, leaving at least 2-3 times a week to be able to reap the benefits that this activity can give to our body.

Cycling can be considered a complete sport with benefits for the body as a whole. In fact, it not only improves the cardiovascular system, but also the respiratory system, increasing the lung capacity, the locomotor system, toning and strengthening muscles, glucose and lipid metabolism and last but not least, the psyche.

And so the heart, often attacked by the stress of everyday life, can only benefit from well-being and tranquility. “

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Vibration, frequencies and us

Anything that is matter whether visible or invisible to the human eye, vibrate in a certain frequency because it is energy. When the vibrational state is slow, the energy appears dense and tends to solidify.

However, if we look at a solid under an electron microscope we can see that it always vibrates with energy; it would not exist if it did not vibrate. An increase in the speed of vibration corresponds to a decrease in the density of energy, as in the case of ice which becomes water and water becomes vapor that is not visible. The heat has determined an increase in the vibrational speed and the ice has liquefied; the further elevation of the heat, and therefore of the vibrational speed, has made the water even less solid, transforming it into steam.

This principle applies to every solid substance. For example, even the metal melts when it is subjected to high temperatures due to the change in its vibrational state.

An increase in the vibrational state corresponds to an increase in temperature. The Earth is also modifying its upward vibrations, and in some scientist opinion the rise in temperature could be one of the visible signs.

Scientists have identified this
phenomenon as early as 1991.

Today Earth’s climate is strongly altered and this is attributed to “global warming”.

Many scientific currents focus their attention on the fact that the phenomenon is caused by industrial pollution. The pollutants, which certainly don’t do well to the ecosystem, are not the only cause of the increase in temperatures. Another important aspect is the increase in the vibrational frequency of the planetary energy field which is increasing exponentially. This is the sound frequency of the Earth that is increasing with a lot of speed.

It is the basic sound frequency known as the Schumann Cavity Resonance, which was identified as early as 1899. From the time of its discovery to 1940 this frequency remained unchanged at about 7.8 hertz or 7 cycles per second. The beginning of its rise took place in 1986-87 and at the beginning of 1996 it had reached 8.6 hertz. Currently, according to more recent estimates, the value of Schumann cavity resonance would have already exceeded 10 hertz and would continue to increase further.

Unfortunately this is not everything!

The increase in Schumann cavity resonance is “accompanied” by another phenomenon: the decrease of the Earth’s magnetic field. The intensity of the magnetic field density is proportional to the rotation speed of the planet.

A long time ago, about two thousand years ago, the intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field reached its maximum intensity, but since then this intensity has always diminished, as the Earth decreased its rotation speed. Currently the Earth’s magnetic field has fallen by 50 percent compared to that of 1,500 years ago. To make the idea, a bit like the mechanism that regulates the seasons, but much more complicated and powerful.

According to geologist Gregg Braden, the Maya believed that the peak of transformation could be reached in 2012, when the magnetic resonance could touch 13 cycles per second and its magnetic field could even settle around zero.
According to Gregg Braden, the “Zero Point” will be associated with the almost total decrease of the magnetic field.

With these parameters so low the Earth could stop rotating. Despite this, the gravity of the planet would not disappear as it is governed by other laws, not by its rotation. It would not be the first time since such a thing seems to have been revealed for 14 times in the last 4.5 million years. The last time the phenomenon began was between 11 thousand and 13 thousand years ago, an era that many experts associate with the end of Atlantis and the beginning of reconstruction after the great cataclysm occurred after 10500 BC.

From ice analysis in Greenland and in the polar areas it emerges that probably the Earth’s axis has moved recently, about 3,500-3,600 years ago. Whenever the intensity of the magnetic field of our planet is diminished, a phenomenon that today we can experience in first person, a shift of the poles, that is the inversion of the north and the magnetic south, is corresponded.

Gregg Braden claims that for a few days the Earth will stop rotating and then start doing it in the opposite direction. If the planet temporarily stops rotating it will have one half lit and the other half in the dark, and this phenomenon is described thousands of years ago by the ancients. This process can be observed in an iron bar when the flow of electricity that passes through it is reversed.

When the Earth starts to rotate in the opposite direction it will change its electrical flow, and then the poles will be inverted.


Earth’s basic background frequency or heartbeat (called Shumann or SR resonance) is increasing dramatically. Although there are variations between geographical regions, for decades the overall measurement was 7.8 cycles per second. Once it was believed that it was constant; global military communication developed on this frequency.
Recent reports show a rate of over 11 cycles. Science does not know why or know what to do with it.


As the rate of the Earth’s pulse is increasing, the strength of its magnetic field is decreasing. According to Professor Bannerjee of the University of New Mexico, the field has lost up to half its intensity in the last 4000 years; furthermore, due to a precursor of magnetic polar inversions in this field force, Professor Bannerjee believes that another inversion must occur. Braden is convinced that these cyclical changes are associated with inversions and in the geological memory of the earth relative to magnetic inversions, previous changes are detected. Furthermore, in the vast time scale taken into consideration, there were several of them.

What is the Schuman frequency?

The Schuman Frequency (FS), takes its name from its discoverer, the one who first discovered it and measured it. Like everything in the universe, even our planet, Mother Earth, is composed of Energy, indeed like everything, Mother Earth is Energy, which vibrates according to a particular frequency. These frequencies are known to us by the name of Hertz, which are nothing more than the number of vibratory cycles that any thing develops every second.

Let us now make a little degression, on our human body, and on its components. Perhaps, not all of you know that our body is very similar as a constitution to that of our planet.
Mother Earth is composed of 75% of water, so our body, within Mother Earth there are a large amount of metals in various proportions, so even our body could go on to list a lot of components we have in common, but it would take too much to list them all.

The same is true from an energetic point of view, Mother Earth has her system of Chakras, of energy meridians, Thin Bodies that make up the Aura, etc. Exactly like us. The ancient civilizations and cultures, teach us that if mankind wants to live well at all levels it must live in symbiosis with our planet.

Unfortunately in the last 2000 years
we have increasingly stopped doing this.

Going back to our FS, which is the energy emitted from the planet Earth. As previously mentioned, his discoverer was a certain Schuman. It was he who first measured its entity.

This happened in 1898, at that time the energy emitted from the Earth was 7.8 Hertz or second cycles. Scientists have always thought this was a fixed value. As until the end of the ’70s the FS had remained unchanged. At that point something happened, which sent the whole scientific community into turmoil.

The frequency of MT began to change, and to be exact to go up. Around 1985/86 this frequency had risen from 7.8 to 8.6, a phenomenon that was thought impossible. The data updated to the year 2002 was 11.9 cycles per second.

A part of the world scientific community believes that these events are to be considered natural therefore not attributable to human intervention and that nature cyclically re-proposes them. According to some other scientists in the last decades man could have had an active impact to the change in Earth’s magnetic field, for example, through the increasing propagation of electromagetic fields of every kind and type.

Perhaps these natural defined manifestations are only the “natural” reaction of a living planet that continually interacts with those who live in it and respond in a “natural” way to the unnatural stresses to which it is subjected.

So what are we doing wrong to upset mother earth?

Well, many things is the short answer. How about this:

  • underground nuclear or submarine experiments
  • uncontrolled production of toxic waste
  • systematic deforestation of the planet
  • indiscriminate and uncontrolled exploitation of mineral wealth
  • proliferation of hundreds of thousands of very high frequency repeaters all over the planet (and even outside the planet)
The always connected man

What is the impact of all this on the average human?

Think of the multitude of smaller systems like mobile phones, tablets, netbooks, laptops IOT devices, they are everywhere around us, in our homes, offices, workplace, cars, even on our bedside tables while we sleep or in the inside pocket of our business Suit jackets, near the heart and we consider this “normal”. We are bombarding our planet and our bodies with ever increasing frequencies. It is a non stop and raising situation.

The fact that these manifestations can be “only” a cyclic re-proposal of Nature does not justify the irresponsible behavior of the man of this time, precisely because the same behavior could be a reappearance of past and unfortunately forgotten experiences and therefore also a cycle that repeats itself.

For humans is normal to go this way forward, we need it, is our way to develop, but what would the consequences be in the longer term?

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regain energy

Do you always wake up tired and need coffee to start the day? Have you already exhausted your energy in the middle of the afternoon? Do you get to the end of the day “exhausted“?

Or are you often in a bad mood, lazy and without the mental and emotional strength to take on new challenges?

This is a very common condition, unfortunately, and often, the daily fatigue, since the morning and without real reasons, or the perennial bad mood or laziness, are considered normal.

But is not so. According to macrobiotics, a healthy person should wake up in the morning full of energy and good mood, with the desire to face the day with all its commitments and without the need for substances that awaken.

It seems impossible? Yet with a conscious, integral diet (for example whole food such as the seed of the cereal and not dispersed like flour), with a vegetable base, alkalizing, homemade (no industrial and precooked), without sugar (which steals vitamins and minerals!) and other stimulants (which drain the energy of the kidneys) we can overcome physical and mental fatigue.

The ideal healthy person should be: “Never tired, full of life, dynamic and quick, that can fall asleep instantly, always with a good appetite, not only for food, but for life. Which has an iron memory and does not forget anything. Always in a good mood, unable to bear grudges”.

It is interesting to note that for macrobiotics the concept of “health” extends beyond the physical condition of our organs, but embraces the human being as a whole.

First of all we should start to eliminate or reduce to an occasional use all the “dead” energy foods and start to introduce daily “live” and vital foods, which transfer a high vibration to us.

  • Foods "dead" energetically (with a low vibration):
  • industrial food
  • freeze-dried food
  • frozen food
  • flours (especially the refined ones, but also integral ones!)
  • cooked or heated food in the microwave
  • animal food
  • "Live" foods energetically (with a high vibration):
  • seeds (grains in beans, legumes, oil seeds)
  • vegetables
  • fruit
  • flours (especially the refined ones, but also integral ones!)
  • fermented foods (salads, pickled olives, unpasteurized sauerkraut)
  • miso

Second step: Say yes to food rich in nutrients and no to poor food.

The second step is to avoid or reduce foods that are poor from the nutritional point of view, those with the so-called “empty calories”, therefore rich in calories and carbohydrates, but poor in vitamins, minerals, polyunsaturated fatty acids and fibers.

A food poor in vitamins and minerals (such as “00” flour) is a food that can not give us energy and vitality, but it will produce tiredness and a bad mood, as well as the desire for more food, because our body has not been “Fed” for real, but only “filled”.

The refined foods, from the flours to the sugar, not only do not give us the precious nutrients to give us vitality, but they steal them! They are real thieves of vitamins and minerals, making us feel weak and emptied.

And it’s not over, refined food also creates acidosis, which will make us feel even more tired and exhausted.

  • Nutritionally poor foods that steal minerals and vitamins:
  • refined sugars
  • refined flours (pasta, bread, crackers, biscuits, etc., prepared with flour “00” or “0”)
  • meats and sausages
  • eggs
  • cheeses
  • dairy products of all kinds
  • coffee
  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • Nutritionally rich foods:
  • whole grains (especially in seed)
  • legumes
  • vegetables
  • fruit
  • seaweed
  • seed oils
  • ofu and tempeh
  • sugar
  • iso

Third step … good daily habits

Nutrition is not everything, even if it is perhaps the most important piece. Our body also needs movement, oxygenation, relaxation, positive thoughts, contact with nature.

  • Good habits to be included in our life:
  • sport
  • deep breathing
  • meditation
  • yoga
  • walk in the woods and in the countryside
  • long baths at the sea
  • exposure to light

By Working on several fronts, we can say goodbye to chronic fatigue and live our lives fully.

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Are you affected by Tecno-Stress?

Attention deficit, decrease in concentration and absenteeism: these are the main and most evident effects of excessive technological stress.

This specific type of stress has been defined by the American psychologist Craig Broad “Technostress” and according to the same scholar it is a disorder caused by the inability to know how to effectively manage new technologies.

This was already been said in 1984. In the most serious cases we are witnessing panic attacks, anxiety, depression, fits of anger and mental fatigue, probably due to the lack of preparation in managing these digital tools in the most correct behavioral way.

In a recent research conducted by the WHO, World Health Organization and the association for the prevention of videodipendences and related syndromes, on a sample of 224 ICT operators, it showed that 80% of workers where technically affected.

A problem that, as also pointed out by Microsoft, is underestimated by most worldwide companies. It is therefore necessary to train people and educate them to an appropriate use of technologies, to understand clearly the functioning of the human mind and the impact that information overload has on the health of the individual.

Another effect of the technological development, culturally significant and pervasive, is also relational isolation. Today for many, our screens take us deep into a sort of second life which paradoxally it is viewed more real than our actual reality.

Who lives alone or in conditions of poor relations with others, is more likely to experience high stress conditions.

It is also more exposed to problems of anxiety, aggression and cognitive disorders. These are the data that emerge from recent research conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago College Medicine, and published in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Science”.

The study uncovered a link between social isolation and reduced production of allopregnanolone, a anti-stress hormone.

In practice living in isolation and therefore having behaviors and habits that push the person to avoid social contacts, can lead to an alteration of some hormones that strengthen the immulogical system and allow us to face in the best way the continuous stressful situations to which we are subordinates.

Having social relationships therefore means not only having a richer and full life, but also better deal with highly stressful situations.


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How to cope with "Techno-Stress"

Imagine this scenario: 

A person wearing a headset all day; who speaks, sends e-mails, works on a small mobile or tablet and is running around the city, sometimes is forced to turn off the “communication” to his sales department or clients because it is boarding an underground train….here it comes….the crisis, anxiety attacks, panic, it feels lost. He thinks why can I not communicate right now? 

It is so important, I am expecting a sales contract and I have the rational and illogical certainty that it is coming now,  almost a magical effect that makes all things happen in those 20 minutes of train ride. Everything will happen and everything will be vital. 

It’s not a science fiction nightmare from Tom’s Cruise Minority Report. This is the reality of today, the era of integrated global communication. 

The overdose of information always available has made us sick. Unfortunately there are still no precise data on the impact that technology has on our body. In fact, beyond the alarmism, more or less real, on possible brain damage due to the excessive use of mobile phones, the state of the art research does not clarify well what are the specific effects on the organism of a prolonged use of digital technologies, however, there are some preventive recipes. 

First of all, preventive training, that is to say methods and techniques that teach how to educate for the proper use of new technologies. 

In addition, there are methods, already widely practiced globally, as pointed out by many CEO’s of big company that have gone into “rehab” to fix this issue. At the top spots are meditation, yoga and imagination and visualization techniques to reduce stress but also practice sports and take and know how to manage regenerating breaks. 

All this of course works only if there is a will to detoxify. 

So if you are among those who cannot renounce your daily digital doses but desperate to fix your Techno illness your only hope is a rough, sharp cut therapy.

A concrete example?

In 2017 a group of scientists (physicists, mathematicians, biologists, etc.) met for a week in a place where there was no possibility to use the Internet and other communication and information technologies.

Only the phone was granted and for a short time, just a phone call to their loved ones. It was used to rest and regenerate the brain, to be able to reflect, study and grow.

It seems to have worked fine…. be aware though….addiction can be nasty and come back at any time, so if you think you have finally managed your Techno-Stress be sure you set yourself strict rules i order not to fall in the trap once again.

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Tito Rabat
Tito Rabat

Apart for being a busy IT executive, Tito has a passion for cooking for friends and family and is a first class wines connoisseur.

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Change Your Diet To Gain Weight is possible

Mechanism of gaining weight slows down as we age. Weight gain involves the addition of body fat, muscle mass, or body fluid volume. Energy homeostasis and weight regulation remain controlled by a network of endocrine control systems, and metabolic pathway intermediates. The central nervous system controls the food intake. Many endocrine hormones and autonomic nervous system regulate the energy expenditure.

Basic Energy Needs

Say we take 2200 calories by way of food daily. If we lead a sedentary lifestyle, we will use up this energy for various body processes such as breathing, blood circulation, digestion, regulating body temperature, and so on. If we exercise or go for a jog, then we use excess energy that we do not have. This will cause our stored fats to burn up. To increase weight, we must make sure we eat more food so that it meets our basic metabolic need and then some more. 

A woman needs 2200 calories each day for her metabolic functions while a man needs 2500 calories. If you want to put on weight, add 300-350 calories to this amount. Here is a list of food items that help you put on weight fast.

Change Your Diet To Gain Weight

Protein Drinks

Make your own protein milk drink by adding whey protein powder to your banana milkshake. Add 1 scoop of protein powder along with 1 banana and 1 tablespoon of crushed almonds. 

To improve your nutrition intake, try this. Take ½ cup of spinach, blend it with 1 banana, and ½ cup of diced pineapples. Add milk and have it twice a day. You can have one cup and store the rest of your milkshake protein drink in your refrigerator so you can have it in the evening. 

Protein Drinks

Meat Items

Red meats are rich in protein with 12 ounces of steak having 6 grams of leucine. This is the key amino acid your body needs to stimulate the synthesis of muscle protein. Red meats are also the best natural source of creatine, the best muscle-building supplement.  

Choose cuts with good fat in them. In a study conducted on elderly women who added 6 ounces of red meat to their diet and exercised, there was an increase in strength up to 18%. Their muscle-building hormone IGF-1 increased by a significant amount. 

Insulin is a hormone in our body that helps in storing sugars in our body as fats. So, we must pay attention to this aspect. When your insulin is more responsive, we can store more fat in the body, that is, we can put on weight. 

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hidden dangers of mobile phones

Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF) Dangers in Mobile Phones. Users of mobile phones are exposed to electromagnetic radiation that lies between 24-80 GHz and 450-3800 MHz.

All networks of data communication produce similar radiation. According to the World Health Organization, no adverse effects have been noticed on the human health. The term radiation includes many things, including visible light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, terahertz, gigahertz, and more. What concerns us is what type of radiation it is – ionizing or non-ionizing.

Types of Radiations

Ionizing radiation includes x-rays, gamma rays, and UV rays. These light photons have enough energy to remove electrons from individual atoms meaning it can break chemical bonds. So much so, your DNA might get damaged due to x-rays. This is why you must wear lead plates when you take your x-ray. To assess whether radiation from your cell phone will do you harm, we have to know these things:

  1. Does cell phone radiation have enough power to cause damage to humans?
  2. How does radiation from your cell phone interact with us and other systems?
  3. c)What is their operating frequency?

The most common frequency for an average cell phone is 800 or 900 MHz. At times, the cellular frequency may vary between 450 – 2000 MHz. Its power is strongest (2 Watts) when we receive a call. By the end of a call, it is at 0.02 Watts. There is energy dissipation when an oscillating magnetic field tries to interfere with a matter in another plane. Matter and light do not go into the ionic state. Energy dissipation is heat – you must notice how your cell phone heats up.

Comparison of Microwave and Cell Phone

The microwave oven dissipates oscillations at 700 Watts power. This is over a hundred times more powerful than your cell phone. When you compare heat from both a cell phone and your microwave, it will take your cell phone 239 days to raise your body heat by 1 degree Celsius. There is no evidence of short-term effects like a change in heart rate and blood pressure, sleep quality, or cognitive functions.

Beware of Ionizing Radiations

Exposure to ionizing radiation such as x-rays will cause cancer. Exposure to the radiofrequency range does not show any risk associated with cancer. Increased risk of brain tumor does not occur. Moreover, there is no consistent trend in cancer risks with greater duration of use.

Though one cannot avoid exposure to cosmic rays or diagnostic x-rays, one should strive to keep it down to a minimum. A casual association with radiations from your mobile phone is not going to prove harmful but there is a chance that we cannot rule out confidently.

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Franco Nero
Franco Nero

Franco defines itself as a person trapped in a sedentary lifestyle, however, he is an avid fitness "addict" and like, many more in his environment spends vast parts of his leisure time on a gym, running, cycling.

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Effect of Food on Our Lives

We need food to live. Eating specific items will change our mood due to a change in metabolic activity. Food gives us the energy to work or move about. 

So, quantity along with quality matters. Eating the right food helps our body to remain productive while the brain is more active. Those that are high in sugar or fat make your brain dull. You lose emotional stability and begin to experience mood swings.

Link Between Food and Mood

Most people must have seen how eating alters mood. Eating unhealthy stuff is a sure-fire way to depression. In a study conducted, researchers saw how eating junk items caused 37% of the people to become depressed over a six-year period. On a short-term study, there was a possibility of an increase in the depression of up to 51%.

There are two significant aspects of this study on depression. One was that loss of appetite was used as a signal for depression. The second is that it is linked to addictive eating. While many researchers saw this as a recursive phenomenon due to improper food selection, there were those that argued that food is always good for us. Sugar triggers pleasure centers in our brain, and this leads to addiction. When we use sugar-free items, there is a distinct reduction in levels of depression. People ate like they normally did, but they did not experience symptoms of depression such as listlessness or drowsiness.

Sugar-Stress Link

Sugar is linked stressing we experience. This is because we search for sugar when we experience stress. It gives us the quick surge of energy that might offset the feelings of depression. So, we begin to reach for sugar whenever we experience stress. However, one real way we can reduce stress is by exercise. Exercise produces those same pleasure-giving hormones as sugar. Moreover, it reduces excess calories in blood so the stress is reduced.

There might be a link between diabetes and schizophrenia as is seen in the observation that people with schizophrenia invariably had diabetes. This might have something to do with sugar metabolism so controlling diet is a good way to prevent these kinds of old-age diseases. The elderly were not the only people affected. Even young people were adversely affected by a diet high in sugars and fats. This was observed in a study conducted on 4,000 students in New Zealand.

Need for Mindful Eating

It is important to adopt mindful eating. This can prevent many harmful effects while improving nutrient intake from food. We need to eat a balanced diet to keep our metabolism ticking smoothly. This reduces tensions and depression. Here are those things we need to have daily:

  1. Carbohydrates: It gives us energy through glucose metabolism.

  2. Fats: Useful for conveying vitamins such as D, A, K, and E (these are fat soluble) to different parts of the body.

  3. Proteins: Build a block of muscle and other tissues in our body. A good intake of proteins helps us keep our body healthy.

  4. Fiber: Useful for digestion, removes excess food in the gut.

  5. Water: Our body is 60-70% water. A good intake of water helps with metabolic processes.

  6. Minerals: It needed for many body functions, production of enzymes.

  7. Vitamins: Mood specific vitamins such as Vitamin D (good for seasonal affective disorder), B12 and folate (depression).

Good food is required for a great health. This helps us remain cheerful and productive throughout.

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Franco defines itself as a person trapped in a sedentary lifestyle, however, he is an avid fitness "addict" and like, many more in his environment spends vast parts of his leisure time on a gym, running, cycling.

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