Pregnancy And Birth: The Benefits of Recent Research

Pregnancy and birth For readers who are planning to have children or know of a relative or friend doing so, I’m conveying recently-published research on many aspects related to pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. • Breastfeeding babies protects women against premature menopause Given the physical and psychological stresses that pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding impose on women, […]

The End Of The Human Condition

The End Of The Human Condition Several years ago I took cover in a bookshop from thunder, lightning and a heavy downpour of rain that could give Noah’s flood a run for its money.   Given that the deluge would last a while, I looked around for something interesting, One book receiving special promotion was […]

Overcoming The Impossible

In May 1954, something of significance took place that left its mark on history and the memory of many.  At Oxford University’s Iffley Road track, Roger Bannister lined up against a field of notable distance runners including Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher. With 3000 eager spectators on the edge of their seats, the starting gun was […]

Grandma’s Experiences May Leave An Imprint on Your Genes

Grandma’s Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes Darwin and Freud walk into a bar. Two alcoholic mice — a mother and her son — sit on two bar stools, lapping gin from two thimbles. The mother mouse looks up and says, “Hey, geniuses, tell me how my son got into this sorry state.” “Bad […]

Finger Exercises For Generating Brainpower

Mudras: Yoga For Your Fingers. Imagine tiny yoga poses for your hands, guiding them through gentle stretches and peaceful bends. Sure, it sounds a bit out there, but if it makes you feel good, why not? Legend has it that these hand movements can turn your mood from ‘meh’ to ‘ohm’ faster than you can […]

Exploring Vital Pathways: The Marvels of Lymphatic Drainage

Let’s tune in to the lymphatic system—your body’s VIP trash collection crew, your health janitor, complete with fluid-filled nodes, vessels, glands and organs, whisking away waste and excess fluids from bloodstream, cells and tissues while also serving as a pathway for immune cells to patrol and respond to threats. Just as rivers and streams nourish […]

How To Catch Wild Horses

Gaining a sense of rapport with people is an art form that can be achieved in different ways. This somewhat unusual way does provide a background to how it can be done slowly and effectively. Imagine yourself in the Wild West days of America.  That’s about one hundred and fifty years ago. What you need […]

“You see but you do not observe” Sherlock Holmes

When people embark on a campaign of eye exercises, they generally start with an excitement for the much-anticipated vision improvements that lie ahead.   And they practice faithfully for a week….or two.  Then the enthusiasm wanes.  When an Improvement is noticed, however small, for some reason that’s the point at which many people slow down […]

Showers vs Baths; Hot vs Cold Water

Showers vs Baths; Hot vs Cold Having a hot shower after some exercise is a wonderful feeling, but what are the healthy alternatives?  It’s claimed the downside of a shower lies in the notion that falling water ‘breaks up’ a person’s aura. Similarly, we might argue that the downside of a hot bath lies in […]

What Were Cleopatra’s Teeth Like?

Beautiful as history has portrayed her, the front teeth of Cleopatra VII (69 BC – 30 BC) Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, were so fused with tartar deposits she could take them out.  Despite this flaw she became one of the world’s most famous seductresses.