Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Truth About Adya Clarity

Do you take a product that has been claimed to cure cancer, hair loss, arthritis, kidney stones, etc, called Adya Clarity? If you don't, good. But if you do, then read this first.

Health News: Aspirin and Bowel Cancer

Scientists say that just taking 2 pills per day and the risk of bowel cancer is reduced by 63%. Read the report here in BBC News.

Monday, 24 October 2011

7 Billion and Counting

BBC News recently carried a video story on how the ever growing world population affecting people's lives. I found it interesting and wish to share this with you. Click here to hear what 7 individuals have to tell about their lives.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

You Want These Health Benefits?

We all would love to have the health benefits listed below. Right?

Improved stamina and energy level

Vast improvement in mental alertness

Fairer skin texture and more even tone color

Reduction of lines and wrinkles

Deeper and relaxing sleep

Better mobility of limbs

Slimmer and healthier physique

Improvement in blood circulation

Vast improvement in immune system against disease

Elimination of constipation

Reduction of discomfort effect of menopause

Reduction of chronic pains, migraine, headaches, neuralgia, back pain, etc.

Improve libido, potency with endurance and vitality.

You would have come across many advertisements about miracle pill or wonder tonics that promises some of the above.  Stem cell therapy agents claim all the above is achievable. I have not done any research in this field so I can neither agree nor refute their claims.

But I do know something that can easily help you to achieve all the good things listed above. In fact it can do more than that. It has been shown to prolong your life, strengthens your heart and even increase your intelligence.

It is cheap. It is fun. It is called exercise.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Benefits of Walking

A list of all the benefits of walking may look like a list made to sell snake oil. Walking reduces risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, glaucoma and other debilitating and killer diseases. Studies have shown that 30 minutes to an hour walk for 5 days or more in a week can bring the following benefits:

1.       Reducing the risk of heart attack.
2.       Decreasing the risk of stroke.
3.       Controlling blood pressure.
4.       Increasing the count of “good” cholesterol.
5.       Improve coronary circulation
6.       Lowering the risk of breast cancer.
7.       Reduced the risk of infection.
8.       Increased muscular strength.
9.       Alleviation of lower back pain.
10.   Checks the decrease in bone density.
11.   Promotes a feeling of wholesomeness
12.   Managing weight
13.   Improves sleep
14.   Lengthen lifespan

Now before you go and pound your feet, check with your physician especially if you are over 40. You can also use the tips below to keep you on your trail:

  •        You must be able to hold a conversation. Increase your pace if you are breathing lightly. Reduce if you begin to pant.
  •        Take the stairs and set aside 15 minutes for walking after lunch.
  •     Switch off the TV at night and try to get half hour of brisk walk.
  •          Keep it regular. A 30 minutes brisk walk for at least 5 days a week is recommended.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Don't Be A Lead Character..

Do you know or have known people who are always the lead character in every story they tell you? If you do,  I am sure you don't like spending too much time with them. It is tiresome. For this reason, you and I must avoid being the lead character all the time in the movie of our lives.

Let others have their scene.

 If you are responsible for managing or leading a group of people, you must not always be the one standing in the limelight. Step back and allow those under you to do their part. Let them have their say. Make them the star.  By doing this, you are showing appreciation. You are sending a message that you recognize other people's contribution.

When you talk with your superiors or other colleagues, mention about the contribution of so and so. Do this sincerely, soon word will go around and the one benefiting the most from this will be you. Humans like the feeling of being important and appreciated. The one that can make others feel this way, will get out the best from them.And isn't that what you want when you are leading people?

By all means be the leading character. It is your life, your movie and the hero will always be you. But just don't do that all the time.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

15 Brain Boosting Activities

The subconscious mind is basically the underlying mental foundation which is responsible for your thought and behavioral way of doing things. It is always in operation and has the most influence over your mental development and IQ level.

If you don’t keep your mind active, studies show that your brain loses some of its functionality as you age, which causes memory loss, brain fog, and even Alzheimer’s.

A well-stimulated brain also elevates your mood, which helps you feel better on the inside.

Here are 15 brain boosting activities:

1. Play games that challenge and stimulate your mind. These include:

  • Picture Puzzles
  • Strategy Games
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Card Games
  •  Deduction Games (such as Clue)
  • Visualization Puzzles
  •  Optical Illusions

2. Reading stimulates the brain as it activates your imagination. Reading also helps with memory retention and problem solving, especially if you’re reading a mystery. Also, self-help books stimulate your brain by helping you to think for yourself, as well as find solutions in your mind.

3. Exercising helps circulate blood that carries oxygen to your brain. Over the long-term, exercise is proven to increase brainpower and even create new neurons.

4. Stimulate your brain with meditation. Meditation has been shown to increase your IQ, relieve stress, and promote a higher level of brain functioning. Meditation also stimulates the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the area of the brain responsible for advanced thinking, ability and performance.

5. Deep breathing helps deliver oxygen to your brain. Oxygen helps you be more alert and awake. As little as 10 to 15 minutes of deep breathing daily can increase brain functionality.

6. Taking fish oil supplements is literally like membrane material for the brain. The two primary components in fish oil, DHA and EPA, strengthen the emotional center of the brain and boost focus.

7. Studies have proven that listening to music strengthens the right hemisphere of the brain and actually changes the structure of it. Also, people who listen to music are shown to be more emotionally intelligent than those who don’t.

8. Writing improves memory and thought expression. Writing articles, blogs, or journal entries stimulates thought processes, which also enhances brain function.

9. Sleep clears out brain clutter and reduces brain fog. When you don’t get enough sleep at night, your memory and normal brain function suffers.

10. Painting is shown to be an effective brain booster in that it sparks the creativity within you. Even if you’ve never tried painting before, give it a shot. You’ll find that you feel more creative and may actually enjoy it.

11. Starting the day out with a good breakfast has been proven to supply energy to the brain and body for the whole day. When you skip breakfast, you’re missing out on a powerful edge, both physically and mentally.

12. Walking allows you to clear your mind and thoughts. Not only is it good exercise for your body, walking gives your brain a chance to wander freely, clearing it of any troublesome thoughts.

13. Drink a serving of pure fruit juice. Fruit juice contains nutrients that revitalize and refresh the brain. Juices to drink are pomegranate, blueberry, and cranberry as they deliver more focus and energy.

14. Students who drink some caffeine before an exam typically have higher scores than those who don’t. This is because caffeine stimulates activity in the brain, which produces better focus and thinking ability. Don’t overdo it though!

15. Draw a picture. Like painting, drawing stimulates the creative side of your brain. So get out some colored pencils and start boosting your brainpower.

To get the most out of these brain boosting activities, mix them up and do a variety of them at different times. Just choosing one won’t boost your brainpower, however, combining and alternating them will give your brain the added boost you need now and in the long run.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Improve Your Concentration

Concentration is linked in many ways to focus and both can be trained to be as sharp as a laser. When we have focus, we are mentally calm, in the moment and in a state of continuous harmony and action. What stops our concentration is the distraction of conscious thoughts, opinions, judgements and perspectives. Without these negative traits, our concentration will exist unabaited and in a state of perpetuity.

To therefore increase our concentration and focus will require us to remove these thoughts and increase the calmness and stillness in our mind. Below you will find some helpful tips to put you in the right direction:
  • An easy way for concentration is to use the Pseudo Telekinesis technique.
  • As you continue to practice it, you will notice that your focus and concentration will begin to increase quite dramatically. It also increases the subconscious link, leading to an increase in IQ and intelligence.

  • Boost your concentration by focusing entirely on the external world and environment around you.
  • This is instead of concentrating on the thoughts in your head. What you focus on, is what you will in turn attract more of and ingrain into your reality, so you do not want to focus on your thoughts, as it will lead to more of them. When you focus on the external world around you instead, and decide/choose to live in the world as opposed to your head, the state of mind which will gradually exude is one of zero mental deviations, because your focus is linked to the external environment around you. So when you look and live in the external environment, you automatically become focused. This is the perfect state of mental focus which will lead to genius intelligence. To achieve this, we must make an effort to simply get on with our lives without second guessing in our heads as to how the day or our life is going to pan out. We create our futures when we live in external focus and maintain it without mental distractions.

  • Remove all distractions, both mental and physical.
    Genius is more easily obtained when we have mental stillness through the absence of distractions. This includes mental distractions where our mind is full of thoughts, debates, worries etc, as well as external distractions in the environment and surroundings around us. To ensure we have the right situation, we should make sure our room/house is organised towards your goals. We should als practise mental silence in which we keep a thought-free mind which is clear of criticisms, bias and unnecessary judgements.
  • Make sure you get a good night's sleep every night.
    This is an easy way to boost your concentration, because hardly anybody get's a good nights sleep. Sleep is vital to make sure your mind is receiving the rest it requires to wake up refreshed, energised and ready.

posted in : The Genius Intelligence

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

When it is.....

"When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision." - Lord Falkland.
The above quote is short and to the point. It captures the spirit of decision making perfectly.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Increase Your Self Confidence in 3 Simple Steps.

  1. Be an expert in your chosen field. Make it your number one business to know your business. If you are a horticulturist, make your mission in life to know everything about it. Study, research and do all you can to gather as much information about it as humanly possible. Whatever is that you might be doing, be the expert in it. This will boost your self confidence as you will be assured of your own knowledge and capabilities.

  2. Finish what you started. This is one attitude that will make you stand out from the crowd. Cultivate the habit of finishing what you started. If you started a fitness program that involves running 5 miles every morning for a year, do it. No matter what, drag your body from the bed and hit the road. The ability to finish what you started builds character. You will develop a healthy self respect and tremendous amount of self confidence. And you will build an awesome reputation.

  3. Act as if impossible to fail. Visualize that you have achieved your target.  This will trigger a mechanism in your mind that will make you act as if you cannot fail. If you have aimed to sell 1000 shaving sticks this week, keep repeating to yourself that you will do it. Psyche yourself up. Keep success at the uppermost of your mind. But don’t be blind to obstacle, just don’t let it get the better of you. Act as if you will not fail and you won’t. And your self confidence will keep on soaring.

Keep your spirits up and have a nice day.

Are You Considering A Flu Shot?

If you are, read this article from Nature News. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and the truth about the "flu season".

Friday, 7 October 2011

So Long Steve

Rest in Peace Steve Jobs ( 1955-2011).

The last 24 hours, tributes to Steve Jobs have poured in from around the world.  Among the many that had walked on the face of the earth, only a few had really made an impact. Steve Jobs was one of them.

Many of us will never design anything useful, let alone revolutionize 3 industries, Steve Jobs did that and many other things. He showed us what we can achieve if we are willing to work for it. He taught us that we can be different and have fun doing it.

Over the years he made my speeches, but the speech he gave at Stanford in 2005 that touched me the most. If you have not heard it yet, click here and be inspired.

This blog published the text of his speech back in April 2008, you can view it here.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Facing Reality

Jack Welch, the legendary former CEO of GE once said, "Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be".

Facing reality may not be easy.  More often than not, reality is just not nice. Things are not always hunky-dory and peachy-rosy.

Facing reality means seeing things as they are. If you have a sub-ordinate always giving excuses for mishandling tasks, see it as it is.  The job was just badly done and someone has to take responsibility for it. Do the necessary. Do not assume that things will be okay, sunshine and happiness. They won't be.

Facing reality means doing what needs to be do. Today everyone wants to be the Nice Guy. We tolerate inferior quality of goods and service because we do not want to offend. We fail to be assertive and make our stand and give excuses such as, "maintaining harmony", 'humans are not perfect", and other such nonsense.

In the real world, there is real pain. There are issues, sometimes real bad ones, that we must face. Things can get real messy. No matter how uncomfortable you are feeling dealing with what the world throws at you, if you decide to face reality and do the necessary, you will be much better for it.

Monday, 3 October 2011


We live in times excessiveness. Excessive information, excessive entertainment, excessive egos...... too much of too many things.

Just like too much food will make us fat, sluggish and complicate our lives, too much of anything is not a good thing.Excessive information will cause the important and useful to be buried deep. Excessive entertainment will make the brain go lazy

Too much of anything is not a good thing. The joy of living is not to be found by having too much but by cherishing what we have and doing our best with it.

There is saying about not biting what we cannot chew. We can apply this to any part of our lives.
By not taking more than we need, we can live better.Try not to take more space than you need. Try not to say more that what is needed.

By cutting excessiveness in our lives, not only we live a better lives but so do others we share this earth with.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

What Alcohol Does To The Body

Just 3 glasses a day of alcoholic drinks, the human body is exposed to:
  • Cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, oesophagus, larynx, breast, liver, colon, rectum
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Essential hypertension
  • Chronic pancreatitis
"You cannot get a cancer cell occurring unless DNA is altered. When you drink, the acetaldehyde is corrupting the DNA of life and puts you on the road to cancer.
"One of most common genetic defects in man is our inability to counteract the toxicity of alcohol", saya Dr KJ Patel from the Medical Research Council's laboratory of molecular biology in Cambridge.

Read the rest of the article here.