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Why the high rates of porn addiction in the christian community?

© Cameron Turner
For the faithful, porn addiction isn't about how much porn is watched - it's about how guilty they feel when they do it.

Standing out boldly against a bright yellow background, the tall red capital letters hover above the highway shouting their promise of sexual stimulation to oncoming motorists: ADULT VIDEO! But as turned-on drivers downshift toward the X-rated invite, they can't avoid seeing another sign. On it, the familiar face of a bearded, long haired man looks down with gentle, disapproving eyes. Alongside the portrait, another set of capital letters warns that "Jesus Is Watching You."

Catholic leaders in San Juan County, New Mexico installed that billboard as a shame-inducing admonition to porn shop patrons - you may be able to hide your "sinful" behavior from other people, but not from God!

Comment: Additional information about porn addiction, watch the 6 part series in the link below
This presentation is not an argument against pornography. It was created for anyone who has a porn addiction, or wants to understand pornography addiction.

Science teacher Gary Wilson explains the evolutionary forces behind porn's appeal, how the brain changes in response to super-normal stimulation, what makes today's porn different from static porn of the past, and what you need to know to regain your sense of direction if you're hooked on porn.


Top Secret

The most evil medical experiments conducted in history

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Evil scares us. Arguably our best horror stories, the ones that give us nightmares, are about evil people doing evil things - especially evil experiments. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells is a classic that comes to mind. In modern cinema, movies like The Human Centipede continue that gruesome tradition. But these are fictional. The truth is that we need only look at recent human history to find real, live, utterly repugnant evil. Worse yet, it is evil perpetrated by doctors.

Here are 10 of the most evil experiments ever performed on human beings - black and other people of color, women, prisoners, children and gay people have been the predominant victims.
Bulb

How to protect your brain from stress


Most graphically represented cross-sections of the brain do not include the all-important Vagus Nerve leading down from it, unfortunately. For more on this read the comment at the end of the article.
Last time we covered some of the functional and structural changes that take place in your brain when you're chronically stressed.


Comment: From the author's prior article she states:
Stress affects the size and thickness of a few different regions of your brain - the one we'll focus on here is the amygdala, an almond-shaped structure located deep within your brain. During acute stressors, the amygdala helps orchestrate the brain's rapid fight or flight response (3). This response can be adaptive in some settings, but repeated, excessive, or prolonged stress responses are thought to place people at risk for stress-related diseases (4,5). The amygdala has been shown to be a key player in mental and emotional health, with abnormal amygdala function identified in depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, phobias, and panic disorders (6 - 8). Higher levels of perceived stress in a large sample of community adults have been associated with increased size of the amygdala (9). Moreover, some recent work suggests that reductions in perceived stress are associated with reduced amygdala density (10).

Under stress, specific functional neural changes have been observed in amygdala to prefrontal cortex (a higher order "thinking" area) circuitry, with the amygdala activating stress pathways that result in impaired prefrontal functions such as attention and working memory (3). Essentially, stress is changing how different brain regions "talk" to each other. This occurs even when your brain is at rest - it is reflected in baseline patterns of brain activity, where changes in neural functional connectivity have been shown between the amygdala and frontal brain regions in people with stress-related disorders (11 - 13).

While it's important to know what these changes are, most people are understandably more interested in what they can do to combat some of these negative effects.

There's a two-part answer to this question: you can (a) reduce your stress levels, (b) try to reverse the negative effects of stress, or ideally, (c) - a combination of both. There are a number of stress-reduction techniques that neuroscientists have studied, including guided relaxation and breathing techniques, mindfulness and meditation, biofeedback, and physical activity. I'd like to divide these into two categories: what can be thought of as "direct brain training" (mindfulness, guided imagery, attention training, etc.), and physiological training methods that have downstream effects on your brain (e.g. exercise, biofeedback). Let's start with the former:

Comment: Another way to foster mindfulness and counteract the harmful effects of stress on the brain (and the rest of your body for that matter) is to learn and practice the techniques explained in the Éiriú Eolas Stress Control, Healing and Rejuvenation Program. In particular, one will learn about the tenth cranial nerve or Vagus Nerve and how it's stimulation, through an easy technique called pipe-breathing, can induce the production of pro-social hormones like oxytocin, reduce bodily inflammation, and increase cognitive function.

You can see the video presentation of Éiriú Eolas here.

Hearts

Why you should love your homeopath

Why should you love your homeopath? There are lots of reasons from love to money, and more. For your health.

Lots of people who swear by homeopathic medicines, but a small group thinks they should be banned. In the book Think Like a Freak, authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner tell us that the three hardest words in the English language are "I don't know." These three words are the reason for arguments against homeopathy.

We know homeopathic medicines work. We don't know why. We don't know how. We often fear what we don't understand. Fear can lead to anger and accusations when we simply don't know. Homeopathy is a bit like acupuncture and prayer. They don't seem logical, but we know they work sometimes. We don't understand.

Comment: The following articles present interesting information about Why Skeptics Love to Hate Homeopathy:
So why do the skeptics love to hate homeopathy? Perhaps because it is one of the most threatening alternative modalities - financially, philosophically, and therapeutically. Actually, homeopathy has been a threat to allopathy ever since the 1800s, when German physician Samuel Hahnemann developed the homeopathic system.

Founder of Homeopathy

Hahnemann, a respected doctor and chemist who helped to pioneer the importance of hygiene as well as homeopathy, was forced to move frequently during his life because the local German apothecaries objected to the fact that he created his own medicines rather than use theirs. A fierce battle was also waged against homeopathy in the United States during the 1800s, where homeopathy had achieved a strong presence by 1840. In fact, in 1847, the American Medical Association (AMA) was formed specifically to fight the battle against homeopathy.

Most homeopaths of the 1800s were former allopaths who had abandoned their brethren because they found Hahnemann's system to be more successful in battling cholera, typhus, yellow fever, diptheria, influenza, and other epidemics of the 1800s. In retaliation, the preamble to the AMA's charter forbade its members to associate with homeopaths or to use their medicines, and many doctors were expelled for failing to comply.

But does homeopathy really pose such a threat to conventional medicine today? To see how the little David of homeopathy could take down the Goliath of Big Pharma, we need to take a closer look at what homeopathy is all about.


Monkey Wrench

The CDC & Vaccine safety: The fox guarding the henhouse

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It's been quite a while since I've had the urge to blog. Throughout the years when I was writing regularly, even when very angry, I always had a positive feeling that awareness was growing and answers would be found. However, I've lost that feeling in a growing realization of just how corrupt the people we need to save us actually are. I haven't wanted to write from a place of negativity, because God knows there's already enough bad news, but the recent CDC whistleblower scandal, dismissed by the mainstream media, has given me twitchy fingers again.

As far as I can tell from the various sources on the internet, Brian Hooker, PhD, an engineer, autism dad and board member of an organization called Focus Autism, after years of trying to exercise his Freedom of Information Act rights, managed to obtain the original data set for a study published by the CDC in 2004: Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta by DeStefano et al, 5 authors including one William Thompson. Apparently, late last year, Thompson contacted Hooker and in a series of conversations confessed privately to fraudulent manipulation of data to cover-up a 340% increase in autism in African American males who were given the MMR vaccine on time compared to those vaccinated later. However, the decision was made to use only children with a valid birth certificate, thus eliminating enough black children to dilute the increase to below statistical significance. Some email by Thompson expressing his concerns at the time have also come to light. All of this is very well covered on the Age Of Autism website.
Syringe

CDC's billion-dollar scheme to sell vaccines

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If someone told you...

a public relations agency promoting the benefits of refined sugar was also doing scientific studies on the effects of sugar...

you'd laugh.

You'd naturally know the studies were worthless. You'd understand the "researchers" were slanting data, cooking data, burying data - whatever was necessary to support their prime directive: hype sugar as a wonderful product.

These "scientists" would never say, "Well, we found that refined sugar is quite unhealthy."

This is precisely the state of affairs at the Centers for Disease Control. The agency is, first and foremost, a PR machine. It promotes products. For example: vaccines.
Attention

Ebola spread exponential, thousands of cases expected in September

The Ebola virus is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases are expected over the coming three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. In a statement, the WHO said that motorbike-taxis and regular taxis are "a hot source of potential virus transmission" in Liberia where conventional Ebola control interventions "are not having an adequate impact." The United Nations agency said that aid partners need to scale-up current efforts against Ebola by three-to-four fold in Liberia and elsewhere in West Africa. In Liberia it had killed 1,089 people among 1,871 cases, according to the WHO's update of last Friday.

U.S. Military to be deployed


The US military will join the fight against fast-spreading Ebola in Africa, President Barack Obama said, warning it will be months before the epidemic slows. Mr. Obama said that in its current form, he did not believe Ebola would reach the United States, but warned the virus could mutate and become a much greater threat to those outside Africa.

Comment: It looks like the Black Death has returned:

-Black Death found to be Ebola-like virus
-Finally catching up - Could the Black Death actually have been an Ebola-like virus?
-It finally reaches mainstream: Researchers argue 'Black Death' was due to Ebola, not Bubonic plague
-New Light on the Black Death: The Cosmic Connection
-New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection

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Health

Ebola's return to locations that had beaten it back is proof the outbreak has spun out of control

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In this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, a health worker, left, uses a thermometer to screen a man at a makeshift road block run by Guinean security forces outside the town of Forecariah, Guinea
Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there.

The Macenta region, right on the Liberian border, had been one of the first places where the outbreak surfaced, but they hadn't seen a new case for weeks. So they packed up, leaving a handful of staff on stand-by. The outbreak was showing signs of slowing elsewhere as well.

Instead, new cases appeared across the border in Liberia and then spread across West Africa, carried by the sick and dying. Now, months later, Macenta is once again a hotspot.

The resurgence of the disease in a place where doctors thought they had it beat shows how history's largest Ebola outbreak has spun out of control.

It began with people leaving homes in Liberia to seek better care or reunite with families back in Guinea, a pattern repeating itself all over.

"Currently in Guinea, all the new cases, all the new epidemic, are linked to people that are coming back from Liberia or from Sierra Leone," said Marc Poncin, the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.

The epidemic also has touched Nigeria and Senegal while killing more than 2,000 people across West Africa. Never before has the disease struck such a densely populated region, where so many people are on the move. For four decades, the virus struck in relatively remote areas, where doctors could quickly isolate communities and stop its spread.

Comment: It's certainly looking like Ebola is is going out of control and medical authorities are not going to be able to handle its wrath:

Attention

11 signs you're not as healthy as you think you are

You could be the picture of health to everyone who beholds you, feel generally "okay" on a daily basis without any real complaints, and never really feel compelled to visit the doctor for any specific issue. Plus, you're Primal, so what could possibly go wrong? Except that many of us, if we stop to think about it, have little niggling symptoms that annoy us. And some of them could portend more serious conditions. I don't want to worry anyone or freak you guys out. I just want you to be aware of seemingly inconsequential symptoms before they become more serious.

I've omitted the obvious signs that people don't ignore, like blood in the toilet or the sudden inability to bear weight on one leg, to focus on the subtler symptoms that many of us take for granted.

You drag through every day

Maybe it's your job boring you to tears. Maybe it's the long commute robbing you of valuable sleep. Maybe man wasn't meant to sit in a cubicle during the best hours of the day. Maybe you've just had a bad week. Maybe you're still on a high-carb diet, or you're transitioning to a low-carb one. Those are all reasonable reasons to be tired throughout the day, but it could be something else. If you find yourself nodding off on a consistent basis all day, every day, and the aforementioned causes don't apply, consider conditions like hypothyroidism, diabetes, hypothalamic pituitary axis (HPA) insufficiency, or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Comment: A high-fat diet free of gluten, dairy and inflammatory foods is your key to optimal health:

Solve Your Health Issues with a Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet - An Overview

Ketogenic Diet (high-fat, low-carb) Has Neuroprotective and Disease-modifying Effects

Opening Pandora's Bread Box: The Critical Role of Wheat Lectin in Human Disease

Ambulance

Unidentified respiratory virus hit more than 1000 children across 10 US states, likely to spread across country

A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.

The disease hasn't been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.

The disease hasn't been officially identified in every state, but in some states a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68 has been found. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.

According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states -- Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia -- have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.
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