The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Often with the stress of everyday life, we don’t take the time to give ourselves the relaxation we need. We need this relaxation time to unwind ourselves.
But people often resort to prescription drugs for anxiety and stress. But these are less effective in the long-term and have side-effects. So natural way of relaxing is often the best alternative.
Relaxation is more important to health than most people realize. One of the natural ways to unwind is to use a Far infrared healing mat known as Gemstone Healing Mat. All you need to do is just rest on this mat for 30 min daily for complete relaxation and rejuvenation.
How can a mat relieve stress and provide relaxation to the body and mind?
This Gemstone Healing Mat is made with natural crystals like Amethyst, Jade, and Tourmaline. These natural crystals emit Far Infrared waves, Negative Ions and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy. The combined effects of these three elements provide healing therapies for unwinding your day.
Well, the therapies offered by this mat are not new. It has been used for centuries by ancient Chinese and Indians to heal and reduce pain. Let's discuss each therapeutic benefit offered by this mat based on the three therapies it incorporate.
Far Infrared - Healing waves of vitality and wellness
According to experts, the more stressed you are, the more cortisol your body produces. Cortisol is a “fight or flight” hormone that raises heart rate and blood pressure. Increased Cortisol level leads to the deposit of excess calories in the body.
Scientific evidence also shows that Infrared therapy helps the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol. After resting on this mat, the cortisol level drops drastically.
Negative Ion Therapy
The astounding degree to which Negative Ions can contribute to good health is becoming increasingly apparent. They neutralize free radicals, revitalize cell metabolism and enhance immune function.
At the same time, they purify the blood and balance the Autonomic Nervous System, promoting deep sleep and healthy digestion.
Negative ions also protect the body and from the negative effects of environmental stressors such as Electromagnetic Fields.
Negative ions can neutralize the harmful effects of positive ions like increased acidic levels, difficulty in breathing, high-stress levels, tensed nerves, etc.
Today we are surrounded by electromagnetic waves emitted by from computers, mobiles, and other electronic devices. They can both impair brain function and suppress the immune system, leading to a host of ailments.
Some of the symptoms include lack of energy, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, nausea, breathing difficulty, vertigo (dizziness), headache, lower concentration and mental performance.
The harmful EMF encourages extremely high levels of the stress hormone, Serotonin. High Level of serotonin is harmful to the body. Negative ions, on the other hand, cause the body to convert excess serotonin into a harmless compound.
Research has shown that daily use of PEMF therapy can alter stress responses by acting directly on the nervous system, glands, cells, tissues, and organs. By acting on the hypothalamus and increasing urinary excretion of adrenaline, PEMF has been shown to inhibit activation of the sympathetic nervous system and adrenal glands.
The activation results in enhancing the body’s innate power to handle stress positively. With sustained use of pulsed magnetic therapies, the excitability of the nervous system also decreases. Thus, emotional reactions accompanying stress are corrected.
The regular use of PEMF helps the body to remodel tissues that tend to be hyper-reactive to chronic stress. So over time they will become less and less reactive.
Neutralizes free radicals
Negative ions work to prevent oxidation by neutralizing the free radicals in our cells. As a result, cells get revitalized, and immunity and resistance strengthened. When these free radicals combine with free radicals produced by other sources (such as heavy metals, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and positive ions), they become even more harmful.
The Gemstone mat induces vasodilation and an increase in activity of large conductance potassium channel currents in arterial muscle.
Cellular Level cleansing
The deep penetration of infrared heat releases toxins from the fat layers just beneath the skin. It also helps your body eliminate toxins more efficiently. These toxins pass from the organs to the fat tissue under the skin. Then they are eliminated in perspiration.
Near-infrared energy boosts your cells' ability to create energy. The vital energy help stimulates your immune system and your overall healing. To create energy, the mitochondria (the power-generating centers inside every cell) depend on an enzyme called Cytochrome c oxidase. Various studies confirm that Far Infrared Therapy recharges mitochondria. It boosts their levels of oxygen and cytochrome c oxidase. This can help you maintain a cellular energy level that's usually only seen in young people
Stabilizes Brain Function
By promoting abundant oxygen levels in the blood, negative ions help normalize brain function, resulting in relaxation and calmness.
Balances the Autonomic Nervous System
Negative ions calm and relax taut nerves by balancing the opposing sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the Autonomic Nervous System.
Gemstone Healing Mat is guaranteed to help you relax in natural comfort with an invigorating deep tissue sweat that will have you feeling refreshed. With Far Infrared, Negative Ions and PEMF therapy you won’t be able to find a more effective combination to induce deep relaxation and tension relief.
I found during my tuesday classes that coconut oil has nutrients that helps patiens with Alzheimer. I had to create a page to share with all of my friends and family this video.
Patient with Alzheimer can get better if they have a diet in coconut oil. This oil has some ketones that helps the brain absorve the Sugar it needs to function well. We call it diabete of the brain. You need to see this documentary.
Please come to my page and see the video and help me spread the word. thank you Jose
Alzheimer's is one of the diseas that scientists couldn't fully understand yet what causing it. As researchers refer it is dementia that causing health deterioration in the brain. People suffering with Alzheimr's disease pron to lose their memory, dificultu with thinking, problem solving and language.
Offically there is no cure for this disesase yet, but there is hope to prevent Alzheimer's. And true Coconut Oil can prevent Alzheimer's if used regualrly. Coconut oil - "uberfood" can improve immune system and even help to lose weiht if used regularly
I just wanted to share that after taking A LOT of supplements to chelate my amalgams, I figured that my heart pounding panic attacks were permanent. I had tried all of the amino acids but the erratic pounding continued.
I only took niacin because it helped my body with the iodoral and it was probably a few weeks before I realized that my panic attacks ended completely.
I took THE FLUSHING niacin and I started with a low dosage and increased as much as I could tolerate. I started at 50mg to start and eventually was taking 2000mg twice a day for a total of 4000mg. keep in mind when your body adjusts you don't even flush unless you take it without food.
Niacin helped my anxiety. (caused either by adrenal fatigue, hypothyroid, mercury or candida or abit of all imabalances! )
I only ever took one massive dose of 750mg, flushed like hell all over my body (what an experience! Sunburn anyone?! lol) but the next day i felt a shift in my anxiety - which, at the time was ragggggginnnnng. I felt so confident i was prepared to socialise hahaa..
Because of the severe flushing effects i didn't do it again for a while. The next time i just removed some of the niacin from the capsule, dabbed abit on the underside of my tongue - and still flushed.
I'll have to try to do it reallllly slowly - take small doses and build it up.
I have wondered if the non-flushing niacin works equally aswell for anxiety? Non-flush doesn't have the good cholesterol boosting benefits that the full flush sort does...but not sure if that 'component' of niacin is the very stuff which helps anxiety?
p.s. There is very compelling evidence and clinical results from the psychology field that schizophrenia, panic disorder etc are indeed a result of chronic DEFICIENCY of nutrients/minerals, with Niacin being frequently supplemented with amazing success.
It's a chicken/egg scenario - Many in mainstream are of the belief the mind somehow 'goes wrong' - then the body exhibits symptoms, while the other side of the fence are gaining results with treating imbalances of the body, which alongside such treatment produces amazing mental/psychological health.
If i had to bat for either team - i'd opt for the latter.. personal experience aswell as many years of research has shifted me to belief also that a depleted/toxic/infected/imbalanced body leads to an imbalanced mind-set.
Yes Penelope - i have read that many places during my research on candida as anxiety is a symptoms i have. It's mainly caused by an acetaldehyde build-up which is released from the candida...as far as i understand it.
Anxiety is also related to endocrine imbalances too - aswell as a host of other conditions.
If one has a few of these imbalances it's hard to know which one is causing anxiety - but more than likely a combination of all in chronic cases.
I only took it before bed, and it really did seem to help my get a good nights sleep. Either it kept me calm at night in general, or did something to help my blood Sugar remain normal then. It was, essentially, the same sleep I'd get on a very low carb diet.
The real challenge is finding the exact right amount to allow the flush, without that turning into a burn. And the amount seems to change daily, so not sure how to handle that. It's such and fine, fincky line. So it's no longer part of my nightly routine.
Although the mechanism by which niacin or one of its metabolites induces hepatic injury is unknown, evidence exists to suggest a dose-related, direct toxic effect rather than an idiosyncratic drug reaction.
This is in reference to the slow release form, but my guess is that you could effectively mimic the dangers of the slow release form by frequently taking large doses of the regular (crystalline) form. A kind of "manual slow-release".
Also, note that if you are an under-methylator, taking niacin strains your system further by eating up more methyl groups.
I had just recently read on the wiki page about niacin and the liver toxicity being due to the slow release form, and studies showed it not to be the case with flushing niacin.
I cannot recall the dosages though so would be intriguing to look into.
Niacin does intrigue me - as after the one massive 750mg dose i took - and flushed instantly for an hour...whole body itch, rashes and intense heat! - the next day i felt energised....it was sooo different to the months of constant fatigue. All i had done different was the niacin addition to my regime.
I've been wanting to do it again but haven't at that dose. The flush was extremely off-putting.
When i took a tiny bit from the capsule to try again - i felt the flush - not nearly as intense...but the most interesting effect was when i looked in the mirror - after 2 hrs of taking it (approx 50mg) - my face was still red and incredibly ALL the lines on my face looked extremely deep. I looked like i had aged 20 yrs in 2 hours!
I have no idea how it could have caused this. I was well hydrated.
The next morning i looked in the mirror to observe this and amazingly the effect had gone and i looked 34 again!
It was quite awful really to experience and i'm glad i didn't take it before going out!!! hahaa...
I'm yet to be tested but medical history suggests high histamine levels and under-methylation - do you think that could have had an impact on this niacin 'aging' effect i experienced?
Anyone else experience the 'aging' effect of facial lines after taking niacin?
You know what..? I've been doing the niacin too, for about two weeks now. I didn't know the link between niacin and the methylation use-up! I'm really looking forewards to when I can get some TMG home now.
by the way, I actually ENJOY the flush but I have done it enough times to know that it only reaches a certain feeling. the first time it was unnerving because of the unknown and I flushed from head to toe (literally).
I'm abit confused about the factors determining a low body niacin level or high.
Some say that if you flush it means you're low, and to continue on gradually increasing the dose. To the point that a satisfactory body saturation level is reached and then the flushing effect decreases.
Others say that it you flush you've a good level of niacin already in the body.
Which is it?
I'm currently inclined to go with the flush indicating low levels - as the body isn't used to it perhaps. Therefore no flushing would make sense in a body that already has adequate amounts?
It was a well-known niacin MD advocate that was of the opinion a flush indicated low levels too.
This (above) I posted originally on the VWT forum.
I have switched to the inositol hexanicotinate it is a fush niacin but released slowly, not the same as no-flush niacin. It is much easier to up the amount.
I have been using it for several years but this year my bulk supplier changed to synthetic TMG. I used to use also Jarrows's crystals, but this year the company is not saying anymore that it is made from sugarbeets.
I might have to call them I wonder if they switched too.
Does anyone here know where to get the original kind?
It is actually when you reach a "comfortable" flush (its all relative really) that you have hit the optimum level of Niacin...if you do not flush at all or barely flush you are still in deficiency state of Niacin and need a bit more...
Could you help me understand what the methyl groups are, and to know if you are under methylation or over methylation, and how niacin reacts to it. I just started niacin but need to be sure I'm doing the right thing not to cause more harm elsewhere. Thank U, NanN
The niacinamide form of vitamin B3 has a reputation for allowing people with certain liver problems to tolerate some foods and chemicals, even some natural chemical byproducts of normal body chemistry.
We occasionally hear that reported in the heavy metal detox groups, especially in those with a combination of arsenic plus mercury.
You may do better by taking smaller doses several times per day.
Andy Cutler has written on that subject. It helps people to focus in on the food groups, etc that are most likely to cause the problems. He then adds suggested supplements, etc to help the affected liver detox process(es).
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(NaturalNews) Dementia and other neurological brain diseases are striking people younger and younger, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Bournemouth University in England and published in the journal Surgical Neurology International. These diseases have reached levels that are "almost epidemic," the researchers said, and they reached them so quickly that environmental factors must be largely to blame.
"The rate of increase in such a short time suggests a silent or even a 'hidden' epidemic, in which environmental factors must play a major part, not just ageing," lead researcher Colin Pritchard said. "Modern living produces multi-interactional environmental pollution but the changes in human morbidity, including neurological disease is remarkable and points to environmental influences."
Death rates have more than doubled
The researchers compared the rates of neurological brain diseases in 21 Western countries from 1989 to 2010. They found that as of 2010, the average rate of onset for dementia was 10 years earlier than it was in 1989. In addition, deaths from neurological disease had increased significantly in people aged 55 to 74 and had nearly doubled in people aged 75 and older.
These changes were seen in all 21 countries, but the United States fared the worst by far. In the United States, neurological deaths in men older than 74 tripled from 1989 to 2010, and they increased nearly fivefold in women of the same age. More elderly U.S. women are now dying from brain diseases than from cancer for the first time in recorded history.
The researchers' analysis showed that the findings could not simply be explained by improved treatment of other diseases.
"Crucially it is not just because people are living longer to get diseases they previously would not have lived long enough to develop but older people are developing neurological disease more than ever before," Pritchard said.
Instead, a large part of the cause must be environmental changes that have taken place over the past two decades.
"The environmental changes in the last 20 years have seen increases in the human environment of petro-chemicals - air transport- quadrupling of motor vehicles, insecticides and rises in background electro-magnetic-field, and so on.
"These results will not be welcome news as there are many with short-term vested interests that will want to ignore them," he said.
Could mercury exposure from vaccines play a role in the rising rates of early onset dementia? Until 2001, mercury-containing thimerosal was used as a preservative in many childhood vaccines. Even today, the substance is still used in adult vaccines as well as in flu shots given to children and adults.
In a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease in 2010, researchers reviewed 100 prior experimental and clinical studies looking at the effects of mercury on cells, animals and humans. They found that long-term mercury exposure produced many of the same changes seen in Alzheimer's disease, including confusion and impairments to memory and cognitive function.
"Mercury is clearly contributing to neurological problems, whose rate is increasing in parallel with rising levels of mercury," researcher Richard Deth said. "It seems that the two are tied together."
Aluminum, another common vaccine ingredient, has also been linked to dementia. For example, a 2009 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that people with the highest aluminum content in their drinking water also had the highest risk of dementia. Clinical studies have also directly linked aluminum to brain damage.
Both aluminum and mercury are also widely found in the environment due to contamination from other sources. Coal-burning power plants are the world's foremost source of mercury pollution and a major contributor to mercury contamination of fish. Dental fillings are also a major source of human mercury exposure.
Could neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's originate in the gut? New research from the U.S., published in the journal Nature, shows that certain proteins produced by gut bacteria may be linked to neurodegeneration in rats.
A team of researchers at Louisville School of Medicine found that neuron destruction processes in the brain could be triggered by proteins produced by gut microbiota.
The discovery, observed in rats, shows once again how one small protein has the potential to influence brain function. This time, researchers found that exposing rodents to bacterial proteins called amyloids could increase clumping of a protein produced by the brain (alpha-synuclein), forming harmful aggregates that damage neurons in patients with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
The scientists also suggest that amyloid proteins produced by microbiota may cause priming of immune cells in the gut, increasing inflammation in the brain.
The research involved administering strains of E. coli bacteria that produce the bacterial amyloid protein to a group of rats. A second group of rats was administered E. coli bacteria that did not produce the protein.
Compared to rats in the second group, rats who received the amyloid-producing strain were found to have increased levels of the alpha-synuclein protein in the intestines and the brain, as well as increased aggregates in the brain and brain inflammation.
The potential role of microbiota in neurodegeneration opens up new research avenues for scientists exploring the factors responsible for neurological disease, the researchers concluded.
"This is important because most cases of these diseases are not caused by genes, and the gut is our most important environmental exposure," said the study's author, Dr. Robert P. Friedland. "In addition, we have many potential therapeutic options to influence the bacterial populations in the nose, mouth and gut."