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Do Isochronic Tones Work?

Do Isochronic Tones Work?

Do isochronic tones work at all? Many results and benefits are being claimed from using isochronic tones (and brainwave entrainment in general). From stress reduction, relaxation, deeper meditation, over increased memory, better concentration and more creativity, to altered states of consciousness (including lucid dreaming). Many people however find it hard to believe that these results are possible. Is… Continue Reading

Isochronic Tones

Isochronic Tones

It’s night. A fire is blazing and flickering. There is chanting and drumming… Imagine a traditional tribe engaged in a ritual. People are entering into a trance state because of the repetitive rhythmic patterns. Various tribes all over the planet have, or have had, similar ceremonies, enabling people to reach such states. Isochronic tones are… Continue Reading

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

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to deteriorate

Getting older doesn’t mean you actually have to suffer from all kinds of age related problems like: Declining health Not feeling attractive anymore Losing your mental capabilities Feeling isolated and lonely   But that’s what people believe You too? Do you think getting older is synonymous with: the beginning of cancer, the start of alzheimer‘s and dementia,… Continue Reading

50 Secrets of the Worlds Longest Living People

Today’s book of the day 50 Secrets of the World’s Longest Living People by Sally Beare examines the lifestyles of 5 traditional people groups who are famous for their long healthy lives (many of them are still working, exercising, and actively participating in life well past age 100). Being a nutritionist, she studied people from Okinawa, Japan;… Continue Reading

Research reveals we could be living to 150

The world’s leading expert on aging has explained why we could be living to 150 and very soon. “I wouldn’t be surprised if people ended up living to be a thousand” – Dr. Bill Andrews.   Those are bold words But apparently, it’s all based on Nobelprize winning research. He’s discovered a chemical which basically stops our… Continue Reading

Does creativity fade with old age?

Are we doomed to lose our creativity while we get older? Some people say we do. They declare that it’s a matter of “using it while you have it”. A few examples are the writers Philip Roth and Doris Lessing, who felt that an end has come to their energy and creativity at a certain stage in… Continue Reading

The test that predicts how well a child will be able to read

The test that predicts how well a child will be able to read

Sounds like science fiction, but in reality it does come really close to a crystal  ball: Neurobiologist Nina Kraus believes she and her team at Northwestern University have found a way — a half-hour test — to predict kids’ literacy skill long before they’re old enough to begin reading. When I first read the study… Continue Reading

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) works sometimes

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) works sometimes

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is quite the trend these days. That’s because it appears relatively safe as well as being cheap. You could even build a DIY device at your home if you wanted to tune up your neurons to get smarter on command. Or do you? A new study from the The Journal of Neuroscience… Continue Reading

How do Binaural Beats work? (The actual power behind Binaural Beats)

How do Binaural Beats work? (The actual power behind Binaural Beats)

How efficient are binaural beats really? It is uncertain that a lot of “entrainment” in the brain is being produced when you listen to binaural beats. The scientific research shows little evidence. Some studies find effects, other do not. And even if there is a actual physical effect on the brain, it’ll probably be small. Dave Siever… Continue Reading

Electrical Brain Stimulation Beats Caffeine

Electrical Brain Stimulation Beats Caffeine

Military analysts spend hours poring over images to identify enemy targets. Their task isn’t suited to automation, so that’s why it’s really important to find out if there are ways to help them focus for a longer period of time. Research is esssential Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory in New Carlisle, Ohio, U.S., have conducted… 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

Why Binaural Beats don’t Work as Well as These Alternatives

Why Binaural Beats don’t Work as Well as These Alternatives

Binaural beats are a popular way of training your brain to produce brainwaves of a certain frequency.     Each frequency comes with its own “brain state” For example: if you stimulate your brain with “alpha waves” (frequencies between 8 and 12 hz), the result would be that you feel more relaxed and less anxious/stressed. And if you… Continue Reading