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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 Nigel Le Monnier
A large part of our efforts to stay healthy and slim are related to our ability to control our blood sugar levels. It is easy to presume that you have a balanced diet. You might be stocking your cupboards with fruit and vegetables and tell yourself you are doing all you can to eat healthily.
There are many reasons why unfortunately the foods you are consuming may not be making you healthier. Dare I tell you they may even be causing health problems little by little.
If you are the type of person who wants all the facts, read on. You are about to be enlightened.
The big consideration to what you eat should be regarding the foods you eat and how it affects your blood sugar levels. If you want to be healthier you will already know not to consume sugars. It is logical that eating them will raise your blood sugar levels. But did you know that there are plenty of other foods that can have the same affect. Constant increases in your blood sugar levels will tire your body’s ability to produce the insulin needed to keep return it to normal. When this effect becomes chronic diabetes can set in. Read the rest of this entry »