Monday, 27 November 2017

Today's quote and fleeting thoughts

 “We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”
- Carl Sagan -

We are not always aware of our mortality. I do not know why i checked this subject this week, more than in any other weeks in the past few months. We are all but few thinking about our Legacy, in any way we can try to manifest it. First i found some tables with years, months and days, where you can mark the past ones, to see visually how much you got left out of an average life span. Interesting. Then i also find the Death Clock, an app for Chrome that reverse count down your life span. It is looking like this:

Are we using well our remaining time? Think about it and prioritize today what it is really important for you. You can thank me later. 

A good day!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Enhancing and prolonging life - intermittent fasting

Normally I try to fast 24 hours, 4 times per month. It is not only for boosting my savings (4*12=48 days per year with no food needed - approximately £200), but mostly for the health benefits. If you want to find a bit more about how to boost your energy naturally, rejuvenating your mitochondria, read this article.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The cell and how to live forever

In my last post I was talking about the cell (with some cool videos added). Today I am talking about something else. More and more scientists are  starting  to believe that ageing is an illness, not a normal condition or something that we should expect.

Some of them are even creating a cure for this, or at least trying. Here is one example. (Click here)

That is some new wonder pill based on coenzyme NAD+. This is the story behind the scenes.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Inside the cell

Very interesting peak inside one of our cell. Watch the two movies, you'll be amazed. 
Click here

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Autism and learning disabilities - bullet points

  • Learning disability is not a disease, a physical illness or a mental illness. Learning disability is a label, and more than that is a diagnosis. 
  • Three criteria needs to be met before the diagnosis occur. They are intellectual impairment, social or adaptation dysfunction and early onset. Usually the learning disability occurs because there are problems before during or right after birth. A learning disability will not appear due to an accident, adult disease or dementia. 
  • Autism was first identified in 1943. It is an invisible disability, and people with autism are not physically disabled. 
  • An autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability. 
  • Because most people do not understand autism, a lot of people with autism are misunderstood. 
  • People with autism experience three main area of difficulty. They are: social interaction, social communication and imagination. 
  • They can be sensitive to light, sound, heat, touch and smell. 
  • Early diagnosis is vital in order to receive appropriate support and help. 
  • There is no cure for autism, but they can learn how to deal with it. 
  • How to recognise it: a child with autism may not learn to speak at the usual age, may have problems communicating, may not be interested in other people, may have a set way to behave, can do repetitive actions often and all those signs appear before age of 3. 
  • Treatment can be based on education, medication or diet. 
  • Applied behavioural analysis teaches the child in small steps using rewards. Auditory integration training is using special music. As medication, stimulants like methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concetta or Equasym), antipsychotic like Risperidone or serotonin reputable inhibitors (SSRIs) as fluoxetine (Prozac) and citalopram (Cipramil) are used. There are special diets and supplements that need to be used, as the child can eat only certain foods. 
  • Net methods are tried now, such as picture exchange communication system (PECS) and hormonal adjustments using secretin. 
  • They can often develop depression symptoms. 
  • In the same spectrum we have Asperger and  obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)