Archive for category Mind Body Spirit
By Andreas Moritz
Every human being, regardless of the health problem or emotional difficulties he may experience, shares the mind-body relationship. You may have heard of ‘personality disorder’, a condition when a person accommodates up to a dozen different personalities in his physical body. Researchers and medical professionals are still puzzled by such occurrences.Women, who have three distinct personalities with different memories, feelings, and even language accents, are found to have three different menstrual periods in one month. Some of the afflicted persons may even change the color of their eyes as they make the shift from one personality to another.
Several years ago, a team of doctors in the United States studied the personality disorder of a young boy who was known to have twelve identifiable personalities. While experiencing one particular personality, the boy develops strong allergic reactions after drinking orange juice. In this state, his immune system regards orange juice as an allergen or ‘invader’. When the orange molecules contact the immune cells in his mouth cavity and intestinal tract, they begin to mass-produce antibodies to counteract the orange juice as if it were harmful bacteria. The abnormal reaction causes mouth swelling, skin eruptions, burning eyes, an asthma attack, migraine or diarrhea. After shifting to another personality, his immune system considers the same orange molecules to be ‘friendly’. Without any trace of sensitivity to orange juice, all the previous symptoms of the allergy will have disappeared.
It would be intriguing to find out which aspect of the boy’s personality triggers the allergy and which one turns it off again. However, even without knowing the cause of the allergy, we can say that a change in his thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, likes dislikes etc., which make up his personality, alters his body’s behavior so drastically that ingesting a few harmless orange molecules can lead to the destruction of his entire body.
A number of people with personality disorders suffer from insulin-dependent diabetes. Since their pancreatic cells (Islets of Langerhans) are no longer capable of producing enough of this vital hormone, the patients may require injections of insulin to keep the sugar level balanced. Read the rest of this entry »
By Peter Bivolarsky
We really need to pay more attention to our health. We should not wait for the last moment when we are sick and we have to take medicine, we have to say in bed, we are not productive nether at work, not at home. So what should we do for our health?
The first advice is laugh. There is a famous phrase which says: “Laughter is health”. And there is a logical explanation about that. You laugh because you are happy and when you are happy, that means that certain hormones in your brain are being produced. They are famous with the common name “hormones of happiness”. When you feel like that it means that you have only positive emotions around you, and more positive emotions mean better health. It is like that because your body motivates more when you have high spirit. That is why when you are sick and you want to get well sooner, you should not get depressed and sad, but on the contrary. The magic influence of your positive attitude towards the rest of the world can help you during really bad periods of your life and will help you having better health.
The second advice is walk. If you do not have time for something else, just walk towards you work or back, or if you have the opportunity you can walk both directions. From one side you can save some money and time, especially if your working place is not so far away from your home. Why to be pressed in the bus, getting stuck in a traffic jam when you can avoid all that? The other positive side is that your health can improve. Walking has a physical and mental effect on your health. Y Read the rest of this entry »