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Photonic Beats that can influence heart & brain?

Photonic Beats that can influence heart & brain?

Light patterns generated by a computer were able to control the speed of the cardiac waves, their direction as well as the orientation of these spirals – in real time – and that is something that never been shown for waves in a living system before.This does involve some genetic manipulation – about which I am… Continue Reading

The Wim Hof Method in Detail (& its Benefits to you)

The Wim Hof Method in Detail (& its Benefits to you)

How the Wim Hof Method was born…     Wim Hof’s pain (and becoming world famous) It was a beautiful winter morning Wim was strolling through the local park, when he noticed there was a thin, bright sliver of ice on top of the pond. It sparkled in the morning sun. And to him, it… Continue Reading

Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease Sufferers

Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease Sufferers

It’s not because you have Parkinson’s Disease that you’re doomed to suffer from it. You can also take action to revitalize your body again. Do a little (or a lot) each day. Here is a PDF by the Parkinson Society Canada showing exercises for: Posture Flexibility Stretching Strengthening   Check it out here: Exercises for People… Continue Reading

Reversing Parkinson’s Disease Using the Wim Hof Method

Reversing Parkinson’s Disease Using the Wim Hof Method

Hans Spaans has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2004. His condition went from bad to worse, up until the point where he had to resort to the maximum allowed amount of medication.   This situation had the potential to break his spirits But he was able to turn it around. You see, there’s really not much hope for parkinson’s disease… Continue Reading

Can You Ease Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Park?

Can You Ease Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Park?

The idea is not new. Many people have the feeling that in green spaces, such as parks or plazas filled with trees, we have calmer minds and that, afterwards, we leave the park with improved concentration. But even though we all “know” this, it’s hard to “prove” it. Not that most people need proof, but urban… Continue Reading

How to Make Beet Kvass (+ Beet Kvass Benefits)

How to Make Beet Kvass (+ Beet Kvass Benefits)

Imagine this: a cholera epidemic is raging in Moscow. And before these russian soldiers go out onto the streets, they take a ladleful each of “a particular red drink”. In doing so, they feel invigorated, and have no fear of being infected.   Immune booster This story comes from the Russian writer Tolstoy (who was a keen observer of 19th century Russian life).… Continue Reading

Does watching horror movies strengthen your immune system?

Does watching horror movies strengthen your immune system?

There’s this strange study done where 32 people were exposed to a horror film. Different biological factors were measured before and after the viewing. The findings were that, among other things, their heart rate and white blood cell count went up. White blood cells enable people to fight disease and repair the body. The amount… Continue Reading

What is Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and why is it important?

What is Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and why is it important?

How easily do you cope with challenges and stress in your life? No, in fact, don’t tell me. I can actually predict your answer. Well, I can predict your answer if I could take one specific and easy measurement from your body.   Your ‘adaptive reserves’ Your in-the-moment ability to handle physical, emotional and mental stress is also called your “adaptive… Continue Reading

The Best Activity to Increase your Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

The Best Activity to Increase your Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Todd Becker of gettingstronger.org has his own view on what has the most impact on his Heart Rate Variability. He has experimented with different activities that lowered or increased HRV: “Based on a review of numerous studies and extensive personal experimentation, I’ve learned some surprising things about what tends to raise or lower HRV. And I’ve found… Continue Reading