I have always tried thinking positively = Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book was one of the main books in my home growing up – and I have always found it is better for me to think positive than negative – even through the dark times in my life-which most people have dark times or negative times but read the research below and you will find that now more than ever it is important to be positive instead of negative.
Here’s heartwarming news: People with a family history of heart disease who also had a positive outlook were one-third less likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular event within five to 25 years than those with a more negative outlook.
That’s the finding from Johns Hopkins expert Lisa R. Yanek, M.P.H., and her colleagues. The finding held even in people with family history who had the most risk factors for coronary artery disease, and positive people from the general population were 13 percent less likely than their negative counterparts to have a heart attack or other coronary event.
Yanek and her team determined “positive” versus “negative” outlook using a survey tool that assesses a person’s cheerfulness, energy level, anxiety levels and satisfaction with health and overall life. But you don’t need a survey to assess your own positivity, says Yanek. “I think people tend to know how they are.”
Hope and Your Heart
The mechanism for the connection between health and positivity remains murky, but researchers suspect that people who are more positive may be better protected against the inflammatory damage of stress. Another possibility is that hope and positivity help people make better health and life decisions and focus more on long-term goals. Studies also find that negative emotions can weaken immune response.
What is clear, however, is that there is definitely a strong link between “positivity” and health. Additional studies have found that a positive attitude improves outcomes and life satisfaction across a spectrum of conditions—including traumatic brain injury, stroke and brain tumors.
Can You Boost Your Bright Side?
Although a positive personality is something we’re born with and not something we can inherently change, Yanek says, there are steps you can take to improve your outlook and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Simply smile more.
A University of Kansas study found that smiling—even fake smiling—reduces heart rate and blood pressure during stressful situations. So try a few minutes of YouTube humor therapy when you’re stomping your feet waiting in line or fuming over a work or family situation. It’s difficult not to smile while watching a favorite funny video.
Instead of stressing about a traffic jam, for instance, appreciate the fact that you can afford a car and get to spend a few extra minutes listening to music or the news, accepting that there is absolutely nothing you can do about the traffic.
Resiliency is the ability to adapt to stressful and/or negative situations and losses. Experts recommend these key ways to build yours:
- Maintain good relationships with family and friends.
- Accept that change is a part of life.
- Take action on problems rather than just hoping they disappear or waiting for them to resolve themselves.
the following is from Bipolar Lives
There is one study involving humans. This found some effectiveness in the treatment of alcoholism. However, it did not examine effectiveness for bipolar disorder or treating symptoms of depression or anxiety.
There are three other fascinating and very promising studies, but these were based on rats.
However, another rat study found greater uptake of LiOr compared to conventional lithium carbonate. This provided evidence that LiOr could be a very effective medication and why the low doses available in the LiOr products for sale on the Internet and in health food stores may be of benefit.
The final rat study found very adverse impact on kidneys compared to conventional lithium carbonate. This led the researchers to conclude: It seems inadvisable to use lithium orotate for the treatment of patients.
This is the study that has done most to damage the reputation of lithium orotate. But critics of this study point out that the amount of LiOr injected into the rats was relatively huge – the whole point being that only small doses are required to get the same benefits as with lithium carbonate, so there is no need to test using the same (large) amounts!
Lithium orotate and anxiety disorder
Along with being bipolar (symptoms of depression AND mania), I suffer from crippling panic attacks.
I would love to hear that LiOr really does work, especially where anxiety is concerned.
This panic has been a long standing problem for me – it feels like I am choking and often makes it impossible for me to eat because I become convinced that I cannot swallow.
ANYTHING that claims to help with anxiety gets my attention!
The reason I educated myself on this topic was because of the claims being made about the various products using this “natural” alternative and anxiety disorder.
Is Dr Phelps correct that LiOr could be worth trying? My dilemma is that I already take lithium carbonate and I don’t know how to take both without messing up my doses and lithium levels. It will be hard to find a doctor to supervise your experimenting with LiOr or help you safely integrate with existing meds.
If you do try LiOR, DO NOT EXCEED the recommended dose!
Articles in support of LiOr
I recently found 3 articles that express positive views, although I present them with a caution. Although all 3 of these articles have been at least co-authored by medical doctors, there does appear to be a financial incentive involved in promoting LiOr. So with that in mind . . .
The Misunderstood Mineral Part 1 by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. (Reprinted From Nutrition and Healing).
The Misunderstood Mineral Part 2 by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. (Reprinted From Nutrition and Healing).
Lithium Orotate: The Unique Safe Mineral with Multiple Uses by Ward Dean, M.D. and Jim English.
Taking Lithium orotate in the recommended doses appears to be safe and side effect free. Some respected experts like Dr Phelps are cautiously supportive. Just make sure you stick with a well known and reputable
brand. These products are not FDA regulated so you may not be getting a product that is pure or contains the stated amounts.
Since 2009 I have received over 90 comments from readers on their experiences with LiOr. These were 80% positive.
Many claim this form of natural lithium has greatly helped them with symptoms of depression, mania, anxiety, and panic attacks. BUT I DO NOT TAKE LITHIUM OROTATE! I want to take it and have (briefly) tried it with seemingly positive results. However, I simply cannot get past the lack of support and supervision from the medical profession. Please – proceed with caution.
The following is from cheeseslave.com about health and many topics to help you
Many people think they can avoid fluoride by just using fluoride-free toothpaste. However, fluoride isn’t just in toothpaste. Almost all of the beverages sold in stores and restaurants are made with tap water. People who drink those beverages ingest a fair amount of added fluoride.
We consume fluoride and are exposed to fluoride dangers from the following sources:
Toothpaste with fluoride
Foods cooked in fluoride
Canned soup, or soup in restaurants
Mechanically deboned chicken (i.e. chicken nuggets)
Food cooked in Teflon cookware
Soda pop and soft drinks
Fruit juice (unless it is fresh-squeezed at home)
Beer and wine (unless they are imported from Europe or other areas that don’t fluoridate the water)
Coffee (if made with fluoridated water)
Tea (all tea is naturally high in fluoride, even organic tea)
Kombucha (kombucha is made from tea)
Packaged and processed foods
FLUORIDE DANGERS #1. ACCUMULATION OF FLUORIDE IN THE BODY
Fluoride accumulates in the body. Healthy adult kidneys excrete 50 to 60% of the fluoride ingested each day (Marier & Rose 1971). Any remaining fluoride accumulates in the body, typically in the bones and pineal gland (Luke 1997, 2001). Babies and children excrete less fluoride from their kidneys and absorb up to 80% of ingested fluoride into their bones (Ekstrand 1994). The concentration of fluoride in the bones increases over a lifetime (NRC 2006).
FLUORIDE DANGERS #2. FLUORIDE AND BOTTLE-FED BABIES
Bottle-fed babies receive the highest doses of fluoride. Since they have a liquid diet, formula-fed babies have the highest exposure to fluoride. Infant exposure to fluoridated water has been repeatedly found to be a major risk factor for developing dental fluorosis later in life (Marshall 2004; Hong 2006; Levy 2010). As a result, dental researchers have recommended that parents of newborns not use fluoridated water when reconstituting formula (Ekstrand 1996; Pendrys 1998; Fomon 2000; Brothwell 2003; Marshall 2004).
The American Dental Association (ADA), the biggest advocates of fluoridation, sent a November 6, 2006 email alert to its members advising that parents should make baby formula with “low or no-fluoride water.”
We will continue to visit about fluoride in the water.
Does YOUR city put poison fluoride in the water. Get them to take it out.
Our spirit seems to be pretty fragile at different times in our life. It may be
when we are going through grief, loss of a loved one, a divorce, many
reasons that our Spirit can not be what we would like.
Our spirit holds each of us together – because our spirit is so connected to
our bodies and mental state it should be at a high level at all times. But, if
your spirit is like mine it is not.
Being productive, staying positive, being kind and compassionate of others,
having joy, being thankful and grateful everyday is what makes our lives
meaningful like Dr. Viktor Frankl has said many years ago. That is his
theory on life, there are many other theories to follow – Freud and being
sexually happy, Adler – control and power thing.
Each of us has to decide how to spiritually be during our adult years.
Caring for our self and others and doing unto others as you want them to
do unto you.
It is simple
it is easy
It has a conscious
it is forgiving
it is loving
it is joy
it is happy
it is the thought we each think
The book ‘Prisoner of Your Thoughts is a follow up of the great book by Viktor Frankl “Search
for a Meaningful Life”. but Dr. Alex Pattakos’s books is about the work environment and
following up on Dr. Frankl’s book. What a wonderful combination to keep Dr. Frankl’s book
alive in today’s work environment.
It is very important, on a daily basis, that we remember we each want to have a meaningful
life, whether it is in our home, with family and friends, or in the work place.
After you have read “The Road Less Traveled” and find out life is not easy but we can have a
good attitude, we can make each day count, and we shall make the effort today for the good
She waited for things to happen in her life
She waited for someone to help her make it happen
She waited and waited. No one came to rescue her.
She would have had to walk through the door by herself and take the opportunities as they presented themselves.
Can you walk through the door
Have you already walked through the door
Are you making things happen in your life-so that your life has meaning?
It may not be today, may not be tomorrow but make this time worth while.
In today’s environment, whether it is air, water, soil or food there is a
percentage – probably about 80% that is now toxic to humans and animals
that are on this planet. YOUR body needs to have those toxins pulled out of
your body – because if left in the body there is accumulation of all those
it could be depleted uranium from all the wars around the world and the
winds that blow through to pick them up. It could the weaponizing of foods
that have all kinds of preservatives in or the air that is polluted with many
kinds of toxins that have been weaponized.
I have taken organic calcium bentonite clay for about 15 years – I have used
it in my bath but mostly I drink small amounts every so often. There are
directions for making this drink and you can keep it in a mason jar and
drink small amount every week or so. Get the book and read the directions
on how to make the drink and it has a lot of other remedies in the book
also. It is call: “Living Clay”. by Perry A. Full of information for a healthy
future for you and your family.
Each of us are Unique
Each of us approach life uniquely
Each of us have our own unique goals for our lives
Each of us have a unique spirituality for our life
One of my favorite and most unusual person whose life and spirituality was one of the
most prolific mathematicians of the 20th century. Paul Erdos who was a Hungarian
mathematician. there is so much to write about Mr. Erdos that I will try to contain
myself with just a touch of how much the book “Mr Brain is Open”
by Bruce Schechter – the mathematical journeys of Paul Erdos.
Mr. Erdos – possessions meant little too Erdos, most of his belongings would fit in a
suitcase, as dictated by his iterate lifestyle.e. Awards and other earnings were
generally donated to people in need and various worth causes. he spent most of his
life traveling between scientific conferences, university and stipends from universities
as a guest lecturer, and from various mathematical awards to fund his travels and
basic needs; money left over he used to fund cash prizes for proofs of “Erdos
problems”. he would typically show up any a colleague’s doorstep and announce “my
brain is open”, staying long enough to collaborate on a few papers before moving on a
few days later.
His parents were both Jewish mathematics teachers and he never married. at the age
of 21 he was awarded a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Budapest.
This man’s spirituality was caught up in the times-his father and all his family but his
mother died in the holocaust. he was living in America dn working at the Princeton
Institute for Advanced Study at that time.
He was fine with his spirituality – whatever that was for him:
had no family
The Man who loved only Numbers
N is for Number; A Portrait of Paul Erdos
Read about Mr Erdos-he was content with who he was and he had joy in what he did from mathematics
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