Month: February 2018

!2018 – 11 Simple Food Hacks That Will Raise Your Vibrational Frequency

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11 Simple Food Hacks That Will Raise Your Vibrational Frequency:
If you don’t pay much attention to your vibrational frequency you most likely don’t realize how much it really is affecting you in general. There are a lot of things that can be affecting it and we should all be more aware in general.
For those who do not know everything has a vibrational frequency, this includes us. We are always in a constant state of motion whether we notice it or not. Everything that manifests itself in our lives is manifested through matching the vibrations of our thoughts as well as the vibrations of ourselves.
When it comes to getting your vibration where it needs to be you can do a number of things. That being said clean eating and positive thinking goes far further than most things do. Clean eating is eating foods that are minimally processed and do not contain all of the additives that other more ‘junk’-like foods do/are. Below you will see a list of changes you can make to your diet to eat more clean and increase your vibrational frequency.
11 Changes You Can Make to Your Diet That Will Raise Your Vibrational Frequency:

1. Cut down on consumption of processed foods.
While eliminating processed foods altogether would be best cutting down is a huge help as well. Processed foods are loaded with chemicals and preservatives and most are sprayed with pesticides. This kind of thing takes less energy to digest than whole foods do and causes weight gain. They are just not good for our health overall.

2. Cut out or at least limit Alcahol consumption

Alcohol doesn’t do much for us. It mostly just causes health issues for the most part. If you must consume alcohol do so in moderation. Sure, there are some positive aspects that can be associated with some different alcoholic beverages but overall the risks associated are not outweighed.

3. Drink water more often.
Cut back on or get rid of the sodas. Drink more water, our bodies need water to survive. Most of us are far more dehydrated than we care to notice. Water should be your primary drink throughout the day, anything else should be considered a treat.

4. Pay more attention to the labels.
Know what you are putting into your body. Do some research on all of these big words and figure out what they mean. Don’t eat anything you are not comfortable with eating. Opt for foods with whole food ingredients. Sure, sometimes this is not possible but for the most part, a quick google search will help when figuring out what to eat and what not to eat.

5. Stop using vegetable oil.
Vegetable oil in all forms should be avoided. In case you were not aware they are linked to several serious health problems and are overall quite unnatural as they are usually produced using genetically modified ingredients. There are tons of alternatives you can opt for. I personally love using coconut or olive oil instead. You can learn more about the dangers of vegetable oil by clicking here.

6. If you must eat meat go with free-range or organic products.
While free-range or organic does not always mean well kept it is a bit better than some of the other options. Sure, cutting out meat completely would be ideal but some people just won’t. If you are going to eat meat try to get it from the best source you can rather than just buying any ole thing at the grocery store.

7. Opt for unrefined grains when possible
Go for things like quinoa, wild rice, oats, and things of the sort. Whole wheat products are always better than their opponents and are beneficial to our health. That being said always be sure to check the label as just because it says whole grain does not mean it truly is. The ingredients list should be the first thing you look at always.

8. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies.
Most people just don’t eat enough fresh fruit and veggies. Eating more fruit and veggies can and will significantly reduce your risks of developing a large number of chronic diseases. If possible always opt for organic or even go to a local farmer’s market and get locally homegrown fruits and veggies. Those are the BEST options. Where I am we have something called ‘trade day’ and it is where I get most of my produce during the summertime.

9. Limit the sugars you are taking.
We tend to get far more sugar in our diets than we need. The average American actually consume about four times the amount of sugar a day than what they should be getting. Keep an eye on the sugar content of the foods you are eating.
Make sure it’s listed more towards the bottom of the ingredients list as that will indicate less of it being used in the food. Also, try to get some nutrients from the food as well don’t just dive into empty sugar calories. I know this is much easier to want to do than it is to actually do but you will get the hang of it.

10. Take the environment into consideration.
When it comes to your diet consider what the things you eat have to do with nature itself. Look at different sources and think about what might be best for the planet itself. I know this may sound like an odd request but I promise it is important.

11. Pay attention to the Sodium you are taking in.
As mentioned with the sugar we also tend to ingest a bit too much sodium. While cutting back on processed foods will also cut back on your sodium intake it is something you need to keep an eye on. You can use salt just try not to use too much.

I know it may sound a bit crazy that these things help raise your vibration but taking care of your body can have some pretty great benefits and one of those benefits is definitely helping with your vibrational frequency. For some more tips on raising your vibration that are not diet related check out the video below. Will you be trying clean eating?

Outside sources for this article include: |Collective Evolution | Notey | Earth Unchained | The Holistic Ingredient |
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!2018 – PMP Qtns

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Link to PMP Certification practice:

PMP® Certification Trial Test

PMP info graphics 


Hi everyone, I’m a little stumped with the answer to this examPM question so wondering what you would all answer –


Which of the following are not used to create the Cost Baseline?

a) The Risk Breakdown structure and Risk Register

b) the WBS and WBS dictionary 

c) The Project schedule and resource calendars 

d) Schedule activity or work package cost estimates







!2018 – Honey & Cinnamon V2

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Here is 18 potent use of Honey and cinnamon:

A mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain — and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder….who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it’s delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: Hey you peoples of South America & Asia, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

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!2018 – Ginger and Cinnamon Vs Arthritis & Inflammation 

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Muscle pains are more common than you may think. If you stop a person walking down the street and ask them if they suffer from any kind of muscle pain, chances are they’ll say yes. 
Muscle pains are normally caused by the inflammation of muscular fibers. That happens a lot when the muscle stays flexed for long periods of time, like when you work out at the gym or when you’re under a lot of stress. 
If you suffer from muscle pains, keep reading this article, because am going to show you a home remedy that’s 100% natural and will help you treat this problem. Natural treatments are good because they have less side effects than normal medications. 
This remedy calls for 2 powerful ingredients: Ginger and Cinnamon.
Cinnamon reduces inflammation, fights bacteria, regulates blood sugar, and improves brain function. It also contains several minerals and fibers. Furthermore, it prevents diabetes, improves cardiovascular health, and relieves arthritis. 
Ginger, on the other hand, contains an anti-inflammatory substance called gingerol, which relives pain, prevents damage caused by free radicals, protects against cancer, and boosts immunity. It also helps relieve throat pain. 
Here’s the recipe:

• 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger

• 1 cup of water (250 milliliters)

• 2 teaspoons of honey

• 1 stick of cinnamon (about the size of your index finger)

• First, boil the water

• Once it starts boiling, add the ginger and cinnamon stick and let it boil for 3 more minutes

• Cover the container and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes

• Once the time is up, strain the mixture

• Next, add the honey to sweeten it

• Take 1 tablespoon several times a day, until your pain goes away

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!2018 – Cleansing Your Liver

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How To Cleanse Your Liver Naturally_2

The liver is like a body purifier. This is why you must know how to keep it healthy because your overall health depends from the health of your liver.

You should drink at least two liters of water a day, breathe deeply and be relaxed. Also, you should shower for 3 minutes with hot water, then 30 seconds with cold water because it maintains blood pressure and makes a little detoxication. Besides these tips, read carefully what food you should consume to keep your liver healthy the natural way.

Lukewarm water with lemon(Organic) -a great way to detox. This is supposed to become a routine every morning to drink a little lukewarm water with lemon. This is not a lemonade and therefore do not add sugar.

Garlic(Organic) – Add a little garlic in your cooking, or shred a clove in the salad. Garlic is great because it activates liver enzymes and the liver’s natural shield.

Green tea(Pure Organic verified) – It cleans the liver from toxins, prevents congestion, and is fully functional with the liver.

Avocado – The Japanese experts found that avocado contains a compound that protects the liver from damage.

Parsley – You can add it in almost every meal. The parsley removes metals from the body and significantly facilitates the work of the liver.

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 !2018 – Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

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 Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

The health benefits of pineapple and the healing properties of turmeric are well known for all of us. But do you know you can combine these two powerful ingredients too? Here is a smoothies recipe you should try.

Powerful Pineapple Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Smoothies


  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • half a peeled lime
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 cup coconut water (10 Most Popular Health Benefits of Coconut Water)
  • Little black pepper ( To improve the absorption of curcumin in turmeric)


Put all of the ingredients into your blender and blend well. Enjoy this smoothie to get a host of health benefits. It improves your health in several ways, consume it regularly, and you will notice the differences after a period:

You’ll have fewer chances to get colds or flu

Turmeric has great antioxidant and antibacterial properties, it has been proven to be able to help rebuild the immune system. Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C, which is essential to fight off viruses. This drink is also helpful for loosening mucus and relieving coughs that caused by colds.

You’ll have stronger bones

According to researches, a cup of pineapple can provide 73% of your body requirement for manganese, which is one of the most important nutrients to maintain and build strong bones.

You’ll get relief if you have arthritis

Turmeric is a natural painkiller thanks to the curcumin, which is said that may work just as well as ibuprofen for pain relief in arthritis patients. Pineapple also has good anti-inflammatory properties, makes it as an effective agent to alleviate arthritis and joint pain.

You’ll have a better digestion

Bromelain in pineapple helps regulate the secretions in the pancreas to improve digestion. Turmeric is believed to help in digestion as it helps in releasing of bile, which is essential for a healthy digestive system.

You’ll have a better sleep

Turmeric works well to relieve depression, anxiety and may protect against the effects of sleep deprivation.

You’ll have healthy teeth

Have this smoothie, especially when you’re suffering from a toothache, as both of these two ingredients have great anti-bacterial properties. Pineapple also helps strengthen gums to keep your teeth healthy.


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!2018 – 20 Relationship Tips

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The day after finalizing his divorce, author and motivational speaker Gerald Rogerssat down at his computer and began to compile his thoughts. After typing up a heartfelt essay, he uploaded it to Facebook along with a photograph of his wedding day. As The Hearty Soul reports, the beautiful post highlights the many things Gerald learned about keeping a marriage healthy and happy.

“Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had…

1) Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love.

2) PROTECT YOUR OWN HEART. Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully, love the world openly, but there is a special place in your heart where no one must enter except for your wife. Keep that space always ready to receive her and invite her in, and refuse to let anyone or anything else enter there.

3) FALL IN LOVE OVER and OVER and OVER again. You will constantly change. You’re not the same people you were when you got married, and in five years you will not be the same person you are today. Change will come, and in that you have to re-choose each other everyday. SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO STAY WITH YOU, and if you don’t take care of her heart, she may give that heart to someone else or seal you out completely, and you may never be able to get it back. Always fight to win her love just as you did when you were courting her.

4) ALWAYS SEE THE BEST in her. Focus only on what you love. What you focus on will expand. If you focus on what bugs you, all you will see is reasons to be bugged. If you focus on what you love, you can’t help but be consumed by love. Focus to the point where you can no longer see anything but love, and you know without a doubt that you are the luckiest man on earth to be have this woman as your wife.

5) IT’S NOT YOUR JOB TO CHANGE OR FIX HER… your job is to love her as she is with no expectation of her ever changing. And if she changes, love what she becomes, whether it’s what you wanted or not.

6) TAKE FULL ACCOUNTABILITY for your own emotions: It’s not your wife’s job to make you happy, and she CAN’T make you sad. You are responsible for finding your own happiness, and through that your joy will spill over into your relationship and your love.

7) NEVER BLAME your wife If YOU get frustrated or angry at her, it is only because it is triggering something inside of YOU. They are YOUR emotions, and your responsibility. When you feel those feelings take time to get present and to look within and understand what it is inside of YOU that is asking to be healed. You were attracted to this woman because she was the person best suited to trigger all of your childhood wounds in the most painful way so that you could heal them… when you heal yourself, you will no longer be triggered by her, and you will wonder why you ever were.

8) Allow your woman to JUST BE. When she’s sad or upset, it’s not your job to fix it, it’s your job to HOLD HER and let her know it’s ok. Let her know that you hear her, and that she’s important and that you are that pillar on which she can always lean. The feminine spirit is about change and emotion and like a storm her emotions will roll in and out, and as you remain strong and unjudging she will trust you and open her soul to you… DON’T RUN-AWAY WHEN SHE’S UPSET. Stand present and strong and let her know you aren’t going anywhere. Listen to what she is really saying behind the words and emotion.

9) BE SILLY… don’t take yourself so damn seriously. Laugh. And make her laugh. Laughter makes everything else easier.

10) FILL HER SOUL EVERYDAY… learn her love languages and the specific ways that she feels important and validated and CHERISHED. Ask her to create a list of 10 THINGS that make her feel loved and memorize those things and make it a priority everyday to make her feel like a queen.

11) BE PRESENT. Give her not only your time, but your focus, your attention and your soul. Do whatever it takes to clear your head so that when you are with her you are fully WITH HER. Treat her as you would your most valuable client. She is.

12) BE WILLING TO TAKE HER SEXUALLY, to carry her away in the power of your masculine presence, to consume her and devour her with your strength, and to penetrate her to the deepest levels of her soul. Let her melt into her feminine softness as she knows she can trust you fully.

13) DON’T BE AN IDIOT…. And don’t be afraid of being one either. You will make mistakes and so will she. Try not to make too big of mistakes, and learn from the ones you do make. You’re not supposed to be perfect, just try to not be too stupid.

14) GIVE HER SPACE… The woman is so good at giving and giving, and sometimes she will need to be reminded to take time to nurture herself. Sometimes she will need to fly from your branches to go and find what feeds her soul, and if you give her that space she will come back with new songs to sing…. (okay, getting a little too poetic here, but you get the point. Tell her to take time for herself, ESPECIALLY after you have kids. She needs that space to renew and get re-centered, and to find herself after she gets lost in serving you, the kids and the world.)

15) BE VULNERABLE… you don’t have to have it all together. Be willing to share your fears and feelings, and quick to acknowledge your mistakes.

16) BE FULLY TRANSPARENT. If you want to have trust you must be willing to share EVERYTHING… Especially those things you don’t want to share. It takes courage to fully love, to fully open your heart and let her in when you don’t know i she will like what she finds… Part of that courage is allowing her to love you completely, your darkness as well as your light. DROP THE MASK… If you feel like you need to wear a mask around her, and show up perfect all the time, you will never experience the full dimension of what love can be.

17) NEVER STOP GROWING TOGETHER… The stagnant pond breeds malaria, the flowing stream is always fresh and cool. Atrophy is the natural process when you stop working a muscle, just as it is if you stop working on your relationship. Find common goals, dreams and visions to work towards.

18) DON’T WORRY ABOUT MONEY. Money is a game, find ways to work together as a team to win it. It never helps when teammates fight. Figure out ways to leverage both persons strength to win.

19) FORGIVE IMMEDIATELY and focus on the future rather than carrying weight from the past. Don’t let your history hold you hostage. Holding onto past mistakes that either you or she makes, is like a heavy anchor to your marriage and will hold you back. FORGIVENESS IS FREEDOM. Cut the anchor loose and always choose love.

20) ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. In the end, this is the only advice you need. If this is the guiding principle through which all your choices is governed, there is nothing that will threaten the happiness of your marriage. Love will always endure.

In the end MARRIAGE isn’t about Happily ever after. It’s about work. And a commitment to grow together and a willingness to continually invest in creating something that can endure eternity. Through that work, the happiness will come.

Marriage is life, and it will bring ups and downs. Embracing all of the cycles and learning to learn from and love each experience will bring the strength and perspective to keep building, one brick at a time.

These are lessons I learned the hard way. These are lessons I learned too late.

But these are lessons I am learning and committed in carrying forward. Truth is, I LOVED being married, and in time, I will get married again, and when I do, I will build it with a foundation that will endure any storm and any amount of time.

If you are reading this and find wisdom in my pain, share it those those young husbands whose hearts are still full of hope, and with those couples you may know who may have forgotten how to love. One of those men may be like I was, and in these hard earned lessons perhaps something will awaken in him and he will learn to be the man his lady has been waiting for.

The woman that told him ‘I do’, and trusted her life with him, has been waiting for this man to step up.

If you are reading this and your marriage isn’t what you want it to be, take 100% responsibility for YOUR PART in marriage, regardless of where your spouse is at, and commit to applying these lessons while there is time.

MEN- THIS IS YOUR CHARGE: Commit to being an EPIC LOVER. There is no greater challenge, and no greater prize. Your woman deserves that from you.

Be the type of husband your wife can’t help but brag about.”

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Read more: New Studies Suggest That Husbands Stress Women Twice As Much As Children

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!2018 – Why Ice Delays Recovery

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Why Ice Delays Recovery:

(Dr. Mirkin) Sports Medicine

When I wrote my best selling Sports medicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused by injured tissue. Coaches have used my “RICE” guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping.

In a recent study, athletes were told to exercise so intensely that they developed severe muscle damage that caused extensive muscle soreness. Although cooling delayed swelling, it did not hasten recovery from this muscle damage (The American Journal of Sports Medicine, June 2013). A summary of 22 scientific articles found almost no evidence that ice and compression hastened healing over the use of compression alone, although ice plus exercise may marginally help to heal ankle sprains (The American Journal of Sports Medicine, January, 2004;32(1):251-261).

Healing Requires Inflammation
When you damage tissue through trauma or develop muscle soreness by exercising very intensely, you heal by using your immunity, the same biological mechanisms that you use to kill germs. This is called inflammation. When germs get into your body, your immunity sends cells and proteins into the infected area to kill the germs. When muscles and other tissues are damaged, your immunity sends the same inflammatory cells to the damaged tissue to promote healing. The response to both infection and tissue damage is the same. Inflammatory cells rush to injured tissue to start the healing process (Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Vol 7, No 5, 1999). The inflammatory cells called macrophages release a hormone called Insulin-like growth Factor (IGF-1) into the damaged tissues, which helps muscles and other injured parts to heal. However, applying ice to reduce swelling actually delays healing by preventing the body from releasing IGF-1.

The authors of one study used two groups of mice, with one group genetically altered so they could not form the normally expected inflammatory response to injury. The other group was able to respond normally. The scientists then injected barium chloride into muscles to damage them. The muscles of the mice that could not form the expected immune response to injury did not heal, while mice with normal immunities healed quickly. The mice that healed had very large amounts of IGF-1 in their damaged muscles, while the mice that could not heal had almost no IGF-1. (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, November 2010).

Ice Keeps Healing Cells from Entering Injured Tissue
Applying ice to injured tissue causes blood vessels near the injury to constrict and shut off the blood flow that brings in the healing cells of inflammation (Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, published online Feb 23, 2014). The blood vessels do not open again for many hours after the ice was applied. This decreased blood flow can cause the tissue to die from decreased blood flow and can even cause permanent nerve damage.

Anything That Reduces Inflammation Also Delays Healing
Anything that reduces your immune response will also delay muscle healing. Thus, healing is delayed by:
• cortisone-type drugs,
• almost all pain-relieving medicines, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Pharmaceuticals, 2010;3(5)),
• immune suppressants that are often used to treat arthritis, cancer or psoriasis,
• applying cold packs or ice, and
• anything else that blocks the immune response to injury.

Ice Also Reduces Strength, Speed, Endurance and Coordination
Ice is often used as short-term treatment to help injured athletes get back into a game. The cooling may help to decrease pain, but it interferes with the athlete’s strength, speed, endurance and coordination (Sports Med, Nov 28, 2011). In this review, a search of the medical literature found 35 studies on the effects of cooling . Most of the studies used cooling for more than 20 minutes, and most reported that immediately after cooling, there was a decrease in strength, speed, power and agility-based running. A short re-warming period returned the strength, speed and coordination. The authors recommend that if cooling is done at all to limit swelling, it should be done for less than five minutes, followed by progressive warming prior to returning to play.

My Recommendations
If you are injured, stop exercising immediately. If the pain is severe, if you are unable to move or if you are confused or lose even momentary consciousness, you should be checked to see if you require emergency medical attention. Open wounds should be cleaned and checked. If possible, elevate the injured part to use gravity to help minimize swelling. A person experienced in treating sports injuries should determine that no bones are broken and that movement will not increase damage. If the injury is limited to muscles or other soft tissue, a doctor, trainer or coach may apply a compression bandage. Since applying ice to an injury has been shown to reduce pain, it is acceptable to cool an injured part for short periods soon after the injury occurs. You could apply the ice for up to 10 minutes, remove it for 20 minutes, and repeat the 10 minute application once or twice. There is no reason to apply ice more than six hours after you have injured yourself.

If the injury is severe, follow your doctor’s advice on rehabilitation. With minor injuries, you can usually begin rehabilitation the next day. You can move and use the injured part as long as the movement does not increase the pain and discomfort. Get back to your sport as soon as you can do so without pain.

Checked  11/22/17

(Dr. Mirkin) Sports Medicine


!2018 – Lilith: Adam’s First Wife 

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Lilith: Adam’s first wife

Genesis 1-2 Deleted Scenes #11: Lilith, Adam’s first wife.

Male and female He created them.

—Genesis 1:27

The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.

—Genesis 2:21-22

To explain away this seeming contradiction, later writers of Jewish mysticism proposed that the first chapter is referring to a separate woman; that God had created a partner for Adam before Eve named Lilith who later rebels after refusing to mate with Adam in the missionary position, insisting that she be on top (it should come as no surprise why feminists love her). Never coming to an agreement, Lilith leaves the garden and becomes a demon. Her name appears once in the Bible, Isaiah 34:14, which is believed to refer to a demoness of the night. It is therefore more than likely that Lilith is based off of the Babylonian night demon Lilitu, a succubus who seduces men in their sleep. Her name is also listed among other monstrous creatures in a fragment of The Dead Sea Scrolls. While her demonic identity is known from such early sources, including the Kabbalah, the first and primary source of her story as Adam’s fallen wife comes to us from a medieval text known as The Alphabet of Ben Sira (8th-10th century CE):

When God created Adam and saw that he was alone, He created a woman from dust, like him, and named her Lilith. But when God brought her to Adam, they immediately began to fight. Adam wanted her to lie beneath him, but Lilith insisted that he lie below her. When Lilith saw that they would never agree, she uttered God’s Name and flew into the air and fled from Adam. Then Adam prayed to his Creator, saying, “Master of the Universe, the woman you gave me has already left me.” So God called upon three angels, Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof, to bring her back. God said, “Go and fetch Lilith. If she agrees to go back, fine. If not, bring her back by force.”

The angels left at once and caught up with Lilith, who was living in a cave by the Red Sea, in the place where Pharaoh’s army would drown. They seized her and said, “Your maker has commanded you to return to your husband at once. If you agree to come with us, fine; if not, we’ll drown one hundred of your demonic offspring every day.”

Lilith said, “Go ahead. But don’t you know that I was created to strangle newborn infants, boys before the eighth day and girls before the twentieth? Let’s make a deal. Whenever I see your names on an amulet, I will have no power over that infant.” When the angels saw that was the best they would get from her, they agreed, so long as one hundred of her demon children perished every day.

That is why one hundred of Lilith’s demon offspring perish daily, and that is why the names of the three angels are written on the amulets hung above the beds of newborn children. And when Lilith sees the names of the angels, she remembers her oath, and she leaves those children alone.

—Alpha Beta de-Ben Sira 5.

This story of Lilith is one of my all time favorites in Jewish mythology, even if it does come from a period later than most others. It’s a prime example of a silly yet fascinating tale that originates from a biblical discrepancy that later theologians felt like they needed to mend.

Lilith returns to the garden as the serpent

Some, though often late sources, say that Lilith returned to the garden after her fall in the guise of the serpent, causing Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.[2] What’s quite interesting is that this tradition appears (at first) to be supported by renaissance  artwork of the Fall of Man in which the serpent is clearly depicted as a female. Upon investigation I was surprised just how many artists followed this convention, including Michelangelo; click the image to see an expanded gallery.

While it is argued by some such as John Bonnell and Jeffrey Hoffeld that these works are indeed of Lilith, I’m afraid to say that the evidence doesn’t hold up. The story of Lilith is a late Jewish tradition – whereas nearly all of the works depicting a female serpent are by medieval Christians. There are no supplementary writings that I’m aware of to indicate that the Lilith story was widely known in Christian circles; the only possible exception is in The Testament of Solomon (1st-3rd century CE) where a female demon curiously identical with Lilith is mentioned under the name Abyzou. It is the opinion of most art historians that artists depicted the serpent in female form to identify it with Eve, serving as a metaphor for woman’s sexuality and weakness. Artist Melissa Huang perhaps said it best in her article on the sexualization of Eve:

Renaissance artists, by depicting the serpent as a woman, were both revealing their opinions of female sexuality and decisively blaming womankind for the fall.  Women were perceived by Renaissance audiences to be weak, gullible, and inherently flawed; an ideal scapegoat. The only issue with casting Eve as a temptress is that she was originally tempted by the serpent. If Adam—a man—was tempted by Eve—a woman—who herself was tempted by the serpent—a man—then the blame ultimately falls upon the male sex. However, if the serpent becomes a woman, then woman is ultimately to blame.

The theory that the serpent was depicted as a woman so as to identify with Eve is confirmed simply by paying attention to the artwork itself, in which the serpent looks exactly like Eve (examples: 12345). The last three pieces in the gallery above are the only ones which clearly are Lilith and are modern works.

So as fun as it may be to imagine these works illustrating Lilith due to the remarkable coincidence, it would seem that her tradition stayed within the confines of Jewish mysticism. It’s worth speculating however as to whether it was the paintings which inspired the idea among later writers that Lilith did return to the garden as the serpent.

Bind Lilith in chains!” reads a warning in Hebrew on this 18th-19th century C.E. amulet intended to protect an infant from the demoness. Lilith appears at center. The small circles that outline her body represent a chain. Beneath is a prayer: “Protect this boy who is a newborn from all harm and evil. Amen.”

Lilith in archaeology

Archaeological digs have revealed an abundant amount of amulets against Lilith, some dating back 1,500 years. The traditional use of such amulets against Lilith was widespread, and visitors to the ultra-Orthodox Mea She’arim section of Jerusalem will even today find protective amulets against Lilith available for purchase. Both the text and even the primitive drawings on the ancient amulet are still in use.

Lilith also appears in incantation bowls of the middle ages. These were bowls inscribed with incantation spells and placed upside down in areas of a home above the floorboards to demons trying to get in. The bowl seen below is from the 6th century CE and was made by an occultist to protect a woman and her husband from Lilith.[3] If you click the image to enlarge you’ll see a faint drawing of Lilith in the center. The Aramaic inscription reads:

In the name of the Lord of salvations. Designated is this bowl for the sealing of the house of this Geyonai bar Mami, that there flee from him the evil Lilith, in the name of “Yahweh El has scattered”; the Lilith, the male Lilin and the female Liliths…Be informed herewith that Rabbi Joshua bar Perahai has sent a ban against you…You shall not again appear to them, either in a dream by night or in slumber by day, because you are sealed with the signet of El Shaddai….Amen, Amen, Selah, Halleluyah!

Such earlier inscriptions reveal that “lilith” was also a generic term for a female demon among a class of demons of the night called “liliths”, both male (“lilin”) and female (“lilith”). It has also been suggested that the plural term of both sexes refers to Lilith’s demonic offspring that she bore with the demon prince Samael and/or from the semen of men while they slept after instituting wet dreams. A clearer and arguably more entertaining depiction of Lilith is seen in the center of this larger incantation bowl to the right.

One interesting image that commonly pops up in relevance to Lilith is the Babylonian “Queen of the Night Relief” (a.k.a “Burney Relief”) dating to the 19th-18th century BCE. I’ve noticed that many unscholarly websites will post this image identifying it – without a shadow of a doubt – as the Lilith of mystic tradition. Of course, this can’t be true as our Lilith, Adam’s first wife, doesn’t appear explicitly until the middle ages. It could be the Babylonian demoness Lilitu, however this claim is largely outdated, based originally on a misreading of an antagonist of the goddess Inanna (ki-sikil-lil) found in an obsolete translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh. While the debate continues, most scholars today identify her as either Inanna (Ishtar in Akkadian) or her sister Ereshkigal. I personally find the former more convincing for a number of reasons. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, I still find it fun to imagine Lilith as Adam’s first wife originating early on, only to be edited out by later scribes.

Sources and Further Reading


[1] Schwartz, Howard. Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism (p. 216-217).

Primary sources: Alpha Beta de-Ben Sira 5.

[2] Rossetti, “Eden Bower,” in Poems (Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1873), pp. 31–41.

[3] Patai, Raphael. The Hebrew Goddess (p. 225-26)

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!2018 – Performing Personal CPR

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This is from Dr. Geetha Krishnaswamy, Please give your 2min and read this:-

1. Let’s say it’s 7:25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has onlyabout 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

8. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

11. Rather than sending jokes, please..contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person’s life….

12. If this message comes around you ……more than once…..please don’t get irritated……You need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you & being reminded of how to tackle….Heart Attack….AGAIN…

Dr. N Siva
(Senior Cardiologist)

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