What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.

Cure for cancer

RUN FROM THE CURE - Full Version 
The following presentation of RUN FROM THE CURE: The Rick Simpson Story was made possible by Rick Simpson and video producer Christian Laurette... made for free to teach YOU how to heal yourself of disease and illness using cannabinoids.
After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal hemp oil. When Rick discovered that the hemp oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge, curing and controlling literally hundreds of people's illnesses... but when the story went public, the long arm of the law snatched the medicine - leaving potentially thousands of people without their cancer treatments - and leaving Rick with unconsitutional charges of possessing and trafficking marijuana!


Less stuff, more happiness

Are you sick of how cluttered your life has become? Watch this Ted talk by Graham Hill and contemplate how you can begin getting rid of stuff you no longer need.

Did you know that we Americans have about three times the amount of space we did 50 years ago? Three times. So you'd think, with all this extra space, we'd have plenty of room for all our stuff. Nope. There's a new industry in town, a 22 billion-dollar, 2.2 billion sq. ft. industry: that of personal storage. So we've got triple the space, but we've become such good shoppers that we need even more space. So where does this lead? Lots of credit card debt, huge environmental footprints,and perhaps not coincidentally, our happiness levels flat-lined over the same 50 years.
Well I'm here to suggest there's a better way, that less might actually equal more.
(see more in video below)

The best six doctors

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.

Small things matter

From Nigel Marsh's: How to make work-life balance work (video bellow)

The thorny issues of work-life balance:

  • It is quite easy to balance work and life when you don't have any work. Not a very useful skill, especially when the money runs out.
  • The first step in solving any problem is acknowledging the reality of the situation you're in. And the reality of the society that we're in is there are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don't need to impress people they don't like.
  • We need to face the truth that governments and corporations aren't going to solve this issue for us. It's particularly important that you never put the quality of your life in the hands of a commercial corporation.
  • You can't do it all in one day. We need to elongate the time frame upon which we judge the balance in our life, but we need to elongate it without falling into the trap of the "I'll have a life when I retire, when my kids have left home, when my wife has divorced me, my health is failing, I've got no mates or interests left." (Laughter) A day is too short, after I retire is too long. There's got to be a middle way.
  • We need to approach balance in a balanced way. Lovely though physical exercise may be, there are other parts to life. There's the intellectual side, there's the emotional side, there's the spiritual side. And to be balanced, I believe we have to attend to all of those areas -- not just do 50 stomach crunches.
  • The small things matter. With the smallest investment in the right places, you can radically transform the quality of your relationships and the quality of your life.

Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work

If you could live forever would you?

Why, do you wanna live forever

Trying to makes things last
If you wanna live forever
Break out of your cast
Why, do you wanna live forever
The truth might hit you blind
If you wanna live forever
better widen your mind
Why, do you wanna live forever
The spirits were made to last
If you wanna live forever
Take a risk and move fast

Would you like to live forever? What are pros and cons of living forever or very very long? I would like to live forever of course! It would be kinda cool to live forever and see how we change...like all the inventions that will be built, etc. But only if I have the ones I love with me and be at an age where I could enjoy it. And of course as long as I am healthy and able to live life as it should be. :)
Please share your thoughts. You can also join facebook group. Click on which one you prefer:

I want to live forever
I don't want to live forever

Let's see which one will "win". So far "I want to live forever" leads.

Do you want to live forever?

Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever? His recipe, known as Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), calls for a number of ingredients which do not yet exist.
The SENS theory describes “seven deadly things” that erode the body’s youthfulness at the cellular level, eventually leading to death by old age. Aubrey de Grey means to apply exercise, gene therapy, stem cells, and other yet-to-be-discovered methods of medicine to counteract each of these age-advancing devices:
  1. Cell death and atrophy: Treatable with exercise, stem cells, and chemicals which stimulate cell division.
  2. Cancerous cells: Theoretically treatable with a type of gene therapy being developed, called Whole-body Interdiction of Lengthening of Telomeres (WILT).
  3. Mutant mitochondria: Mutated DNA in the mitochondria causes a number of diseases. These can be prevented by moving the mitochondrial DNA into the cell nucleus, where the rest of the DNA resides.
  4. Cell senescence (unwanted cells): Fat cells and other unwanted cruft can be removed surgically, or by stimulating the immune system to attack unwanted cells.
  5. Extracellular crosslinks (loss of elasticity): Certain proteins, such as those in cells making up the arteries, become too rigid over time because they bond to each other. These bonds can be broken with certain chemicals (some in clinical trials even today).
  6. Extracellular junk: “Plaque” which collects between cells can be eliminated by stimulating the immune system, and/or by using peptides called “beta-breakers.”
  7. Intracellular junk: Molecular garbage can be prevented from overwhelming certain cells by introducing enzymes which are known to be effective against such molecules.
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