Sensory Deprivation Methods

Short periods of sensory deprivation can be relaxing. Sensory deprivation can be achieved by using such simple devises such as blindfolds and earmuffs. Devices that are more complex can cut the sense of smell, touch taste, sense of heat or cold and gravity. Sensory deprivation methods have been used in psychology experiments and for torture.…

Apathy in Aspergers Syndrome

Did you know that apathy was a symptom of Aspergers Syndrome? It is not always seen or even connected, but there is a very real link between an individual with Aspergers Syndrome experiencing stress, and there suddenly being a response of severe apathy. Some have likened it to feeling stuck in a vat of sinking…

Famous People with Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis affects over 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Many people are carriers and may not know it. So it is no surprise that there are some celebrities and famous people with cystic fibrosis. Sadly, many, people with CF don’t survive long enough to make it to stardom, so we may never…

Breathing for Stress Management

In todays busy times it seems like there is no escaping stress. Think of the demands of work, home, family and society not to mention being bombarded with negative images and news of tragedy from the many media outlets. When you get overwhelmed and it feels like it is getting to be too much it…

17 Facts about Death and Dying

There are a lot of things about death that dont get talked about much; the topic is often dumped when it comes up in conversation. We pause and wonder in silence. As Woody Allen said: “I’m not afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Heres a few bits of…

Phytochemicals

What are Phytochemicals Benefits of Phytochemicals Flavanoids Saponins Carotenoids Glucosinolates Phytochemical Smoothies Just as people are prone to viruses, bacteria, and diseases, so are plants. People have an immune system to fight diseases while plants have developed their own form of immune system; protective substances called phtyochemicals. More and more studies are showing that phytochemicals…

What is Cardiovascular Disease?

There are many types of heart disease and cardiovascular disease is one of those types. It is an all-encompassing term that is used to explain the variety of ailments that can affect the blood vessels going to and from your heart as well as the heart itself. Some subcategories of cardiovascular disease include stroke, coronary…

Calculate Your Resting Metabolic Rate

When looking to figure out how your body is burning calories, you need to determine the minimum amount it needs to keep your heart beating, your lungs breathing, your body temperature normal, and so on – when you are doing absolutely nothing! This is known as your resting or basal metabolic rate (your BMR). It’s…