The Fisherman and the Draug Jonas Lie On Kvalholm, down in Helgeland, dwelt a poor fisherman, Elias by name, with his wife Karen, who had been in service at the parson's over at Alstad. They had built them a hut here, and he used to go out fishing by the day about the Lofotens. There could be very little doubt that the lonely Kvalholm was haunted. Whenever her husband was away, Karen h
Microsoft word - nitirc_oxide.docSunlight consists of visible, UV and infrared light. Human cells, when exposed to sunlight, have certain chemical reactions. For example, when you are exposed to UV, you produce Vitamin D. A more recently discovered reaction is the affect of near-infrared light. When cells are exposed to certain wavelengths of near-infrared light, the mitochondria produces more energy, or adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This ATP is what powers every muscle in your body. If you exercise while exposed to near-infrared, you increase metabolism and burn more calories while having increased energy. There are other effects of far-infrared. First of all, there is a mild warming sensation, not a hot sensation, as this would increase fatigue. This mild soothing warmth stimulates nitric oxide to dilate the microcirculatory system, meaning more blood and oxygen flows to the muscles. The increased circulation will accelerate the body’s natural detoxification processes and will benefit the connective tissue in the subcutaneous layer, therefore, reducing cellulite. Infrared also increases flexibility and can significantly reduce pain from bad joints or a bad back when exercising. The most important effect of the mild warming, however, is the release of growth hormone (HGH). HGH is an anti-aging hormone released by the pituitary gland that is critical in both increasing muscle tone and burning fat. INFRARED THERMAL SYSTEM FOR WHOLE-BODY RADIANT
The Infrared Sauna System delivers the same infrared rays experienced in the traditional American Indian sweat lodge. The cleansing and purifying benefits attributed to the traditional sweat lodges in American Indian and Scandinavian cultures have long been known. Infrared heat is simply a form of energy that heats the object directly, without having to heat the air in between. The skin is our largest organ and is responsible for eliminating up to 30% of body wastes. Infrared heat causes toxins to be released from the cells and exit the body through the sweat glands without burdening the liver and kidneys. Our bodies react to the increased heating through the natural cooling process of perspiring. Through the perspiration process, acid and waste residue like toxins, sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and the potentially carcinogenic heavy metals are removed from the cells (especially zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium etc.). As the pores of our skin open and discharge waste products, the skin sheds any old skin cells, leaving it glowing and immaculately clean, with improved tone, elasticity, texture and color. Sweat your way to a healthier heart - and a better sex life - in four
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by Jonathan V. Wright
Chemical analysis showed greater amounts of a substance called nitric oxide syntheses in the endothelial (lining) cells of the aorta, as well as the coronary, carotid, and femoral arteries of the hamsters that got the real sauna treatments. The reason this finding is so important is that increased levels of nitric oxide syntheses will produce more nitric oxide. Nitric oxide dilates coronary arteries, helping to improve heart function. That's good news on it's own, but it gets even better. More detailed analysis showed a 40-fold increase in nitric oxide syntheses in the endothelial cells of the aorta after just one week. After four weeks of treatment, the increase leveled off but steadied at 50 percent. Saunas tackle congestive heart failure, arteriosclerosis, and
The researchers treated 20 congestive heart failure patients with far infrared sauna
daily for two weeks. They were compared with 10 "control-group" individuals,
matched for age, sex, and degree of heart failure (according to the widely accepted
New York Heart Association (NYHA)'s classification system.
After just two weeks of far infrared treatment, 17 of 20 sauna-treated individuals had
significant improvement in clinical symptoms. Their ultrasound evaluations and blood
tests were also significantly better. None of the 10 control group individuals had any
Previously, the same researchers had studied 25 younger men (ages 31-45) with one
or more "coronary risk factors," including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol,
and smoking. They were compared with 10 healthy younger men (ages 27-43) who
had none of these risk factors. Compared with the "normal" men, the men with risk
factors had impaired blood vessel dilation. After just two weeks of daily far infrared
sauna treatments, the risk-factor group had very significant improvements in blood
vessel dilation. The researchers wrote that these results "suggest a therapeutic role for
[far infrared] sauna therapy in patients with risk factors for arteriosclerosis."
Given the hamster-in-the-sauna results, it's very likely that the improved blood vessel
dilation in the men with cardiovascular risk factors resulted from higher levels of
nitric oxide syntheses.
Although none of the studies have measured it specifically, far infrared sauna therapy
will very likely lower blood pressure for many individuals too. This theory makes
sense, since the mechanism of action is the same as in congestive heart failure: An
increase in nitric oxide dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. If the studies I
mentioned above are any indicator, it shouldn't take long to find out, either, since the
effects in both hamsters and humans occurred in just two to four weeks.
Even though there's no clinical proof yet, I also think it is very likely that combining
the amino acid L-arginine (another precursor of nitric oxide) with far infrared sauna therapy would produce even better results than either therapy alone - whether you are using it for hypertension or congestive heart failure. This article is reprinted from Dr. Jonathan V. Wright's. Nutrition and Healing Vol.10, issue 12. December 2003 Nitric oxide is not just the key to getting a strong erection it's the key to getting an erection in the first place! Many men are unaware of how vital this chemical is in terms of male libido and here we will look at it and how to top it up naturally. Nitric oxide is the chemical, which is realized in response to messages from the brain, in blood vessels that lead to the penis. When the messages are received the chemical is realized and blood vessels expand allowing blood to flow into the penis and create an erection. Many men, who think they lack testosterone, actually lack nitric oxide and its one of the commonest causes of low libido in men particularly, as they get older. This chemical naturally declines with age but the good news is - you can top it up naturally. Is a great supplement for increasing nitric oxide levels and is known as natures Viagra and is one of the best natural libido enhancers you can get. L'arginine is a non essential amino acid produced by the body and it helps produce nitric oxide, it also declines with age and that's why men lack the chemical. You can take it as a supplement and in a medical test men taking supplementation for just 2 weeks, saw 81% of the group report, harder stronger erections and great sexual satisfaction. You can also get it from natural herbs such as the well known Chinese herb to increase libido - Horny This is a great supplement and also tops up testosterone, as well as increasing energy levels too. Also .Get Your Blood Pumping! Nitric oxide production is easy to top up but while you're doing it you may want to consider your blood circulation. Many men suffer from this to and for sex drive you have to get it pumping. The little known Chinese herb Cnidium can be used. It may not be well known but has legendary status as a libido enhancer, not only will it increase nitric oxide levels, it also helps promote better blood circulation. The other two herbs you can consider which are tonic herbs and known to keep blood vessels healthy and blood pumping are - Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba which help promote healthy blood circulation especially to the extremities. Try the above supplements and you will tackle two of the major problems that cause low libido: Lack of nitric oxide and poor blood circulation and not only will you cure these problems, you will give your body an all over wellness boost to, have more energy and vitality making you in the mood. The above are all safe and natural and proven to work, try them and you maybe glad you did. Twice weekly sauna bathing for 3 months was assoicated with significant reductions in resting systolic and resting diastolic pressure averaging 20-23 mmHg and 14-18 mmHg respectively. "NO was first recognized for its turmoricidal and antimicrobial effects in vitro and in vivo. NO also has antiparasitic effects and in some instances, is absolutely necessary for clearance of certain infestations." ".When your body is manufacturing adequate and even excess nitric oxide, plaque formation and atherosclerosis are much less likely to occur and may be reversible." "Two of NO's critical functions - preventing the formation of blood clots and keeping the arteries free of plaque-work specifically against the occurance of stroke." "NO is used by the immune system to stave off infections, bacteria, viruses & parasites and even curtails the proliferation of certain types of cancerous cells." "As an anti-inflammatory, NO is being studied for its apparent role in reducing the swelling and discomfort of arthritis." "In the brain, NO is manufactured in regions associated with improving memory and learning as well as influencing and modifying our behavior." And last, but not least, with boosted NO levels in the blood, similar to what taking Viagra would products, ".regular far infrared sauna therapy could improve male sexual function significantly, too."
NATIONAL DAY RALLY SPEECH 2009, SUNDAY, 16 AUGUST 2009 Friends and fellow Singaporeans, this is a significant year for Singapore. It is the 50th anniversary of our self-government. It is also the year when we have been hit by the most serious recession in half a century. Day to day we watch keenly the economic numbers - growth data, unemployment data, trade data, all the statistics. It is l