Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Mom to Brag About

Alexis is on the right

After I wrote the post yesterday, I came across this one. I was actually looking for the one where Alexis saved her mother's life when she was only 6 years old. That is one of the best stories I have ever read. I will get to that one as soon as I can. There is no way for her to get mono as is usually known.

In this story I guess that Alexis is around 16 years old. She gets mono so she can't come to school. So her mother goes to her classes and takes notes. Now if that is not great enough, in one of the classes a boy does not understand what is being taught. So her mother explains it to him. To learn more about her super genius daughter, read the last post.

The professor overheard this so he questioned her about her credentials. It says:
She has doctorates in music, as well as educational and clinical and psychology. To make a long story short, my professor handed his dry erase marker over to my mom, who finished his lecture for him.
 This is a short story but is worth reading. It also evens out the other story about her mother. It was not as much about her mother as it was a statement about parenting in this country. Here is the story:

Still Battling the Kissing Disease

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bringing Up Children in a Healthy and Happy Way

Alexis as a baby.

I am going to try something different here. Instead of emailing a reply to Alexis in her blog, I am going to put it in my blog because maybe others can benefit from my opinion. Although if she does not like it then I will have to delete it or edit it, since she is the boss.

A little background on her. Most medical school students go there from ages 23 to 27. She is 22 and in her third year of medical school. She could have skipped 3 more years of high school but her parents did not want her going to college at age 12. So she is a super genius. Her father is an M.D. and her mother has degrees in teaching, psychology and music.

So here is her post from her blog that I am talking about.

My Mommy

Here is my response to it. Yes, in this country they follow that parenting idea of the parent being the absolute dictator that comes Nazi Germany. My mother also followed it. In fact the way that one shows that they are good Christian is that they say that they are a God-fearing Christian. Yet if you know the bible or look it up, you will see that Jesus said that fear is a bad thing to have. Also the more fear you have, the less happiness you have. There is a saying, The coward dies a thousand deaths, while the courageous man dies only once.

Also if you watch Star Wars, you know that there is a connection between fear and anger. Also Jesus did like those emotions. So what if your mother did not argue with you that you said was a waste of time and had an attitude that it would be okay if your dress got dirty. There is a simple solution to it like changing your dress. It is not like getting cancer and dying of it.

Attachment parenting came from a group of what Christians would call Godless savages in South America that have been bringing up children the same way for tens of thousands of years. They never told the children what to do, in the Yequana village. Also the children were in very dangerous situations but never got in accidents. So my question is are accidents really accidental? Or is it the anxiety of the parents causing them.

So on the TV show Kung Fu a child of about 12 was growing up a Shaolin monastery. He had to learn something like walking a balance beam until he mastered it. Then his test was to walk on this piece wood across this pool of acid. He could see the bones of other children in the pool that did not make. So the child starts to walk across with fear and fell into the pool of deadly acid. But he was not harmed since it was only water. His master said that it was his fear that pulled him into the pool. So for the aggravation that your mother caused you, you gave her the scare of her life. You can call that karma.

Also don't think that the more you know and the more intelligent you are, the less fun it is to be with kids. You are just using a different part of your brain. I did not mention that Alexis is very proficient at playing many instruments and also can learn lines in a part quickly to sing and dance in a play. So imagine someone saying that they are a great brain surgeon so it was a waste of time to play music.

Now what if your mother were the savoir of the world. Would she think that she was too good to waste her time with children? Actually that happened with Jesus and his students were quickly getting rid of the children. Then Jesus said that they should stop and if they want to go to heaven, they should be like little children. Also the adults in the Yequana village never grew out of being children.

That was illustrated in this story. The villagers and Americans had to carry canoes through the jungle that is very 'stressful' work. The Americans got stressed out doing it. The natives did the same work and yet they had fun doing it and telling jokes while doing it. In fact the psychologist Dr. Wayne Dyer says that there is no stress, only stressful thoughts.

In your post, Alexis, you said that you were pressing down the glass because you were afraid of your mother. I want my kids to love me not to fear me. In fact since you are studying psychology, there is a mental disease where people will fear and love their kidnappers. Maybe it will be on your test. Wikipedia says:

Stockholm syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity.[1] These feelings, resulting from a bond formed between captor and captives during intimate time spent together, are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims.

Here is something about children from Jean Liedloff:
It took some time before the significance of what I was looking at sank into my "civilized" mind. I had spent more than two years living in the jungles of South America with Stone Age Indians. Little boys traveled with us when we enlisted their fathers as guides and crew, and we often stayed for days or weeks in the villages of the Yequana Indians where the children played all day unsupervised by adults or adolescents. It only struck me after the fourth of my five expeditions that I had never seen a conflict either between two children or between a child and an adult. Not only did the children not hit one another, they did not even argue.
Note they are called Indians because Columbus thought that America was India, but it never was.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Many Banes of My Existence by Alexis: Peyton Place in the Great White North

The Many Banes of My Existence by Alexis: Peyton Place in the Great White North This is a great story like Dr. David Duo. A third year medical student went to sleep in the hospital lounge after working 94 hours. She was waken up and thrown out since they thought her I.D. was a fake. Then more things happen and she gets home and there is a stranger in her bed. She calls the #police and read rest. Must read!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Science Shows Best Food Groups to Eat for Health

From 5 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Everyday.

The most important part of this very short article comes at the end of this from Michael Greger M.D. He reads every study on done on health and lifestyle so we don't have to. When you eat animals, they have to die or get hurt. When you eat plant foods, they have to die or get hurt, but the one exception is fruits. This part of the plant if not eaten comes off of the plant anyway. That is why nuts and seeds are hard fruits. There are over 10,000 edible fruits.

There are no people that eat only meat or grains or only vegetables, but there are people that only eat fruits. They are called fruitarians. The remains (feces) of paleolithic people show that they ate mostly fruits (see video). Also other foods take hours to digest whereas fruits pass through the stomach in about 15 minutes. So it takes a lot less energy to digest fruit. This is why you should eat fruit first. Now here is what Dr. Greger says (this has entire article that also talks about high blood pressure) that is so important to health that it is why I made this article.
On the other hand, eating more whole grains could save 1.7 million lives [in America]. And more vegetables could save 1.8 million lives every year. If only we ate more nuts and seeds, we’d save 2 and a half million lives. But fruit is apparently what the world needs most (they didn’t look at beans) with 4.9 million lives hanging in the balance every year. The cure is not drugs or vaccines; the cure is fruit. The #1 dietary risk factor for death in the world may be not eating enough fruit.
Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.
Ancient dietary practices based on analyzing the fiber content of fossilized human waste can give us insights for combatting the modern obesity epidemic. Isn’t that a really fascinating mechanism? All along I was thinking of fiber more from just an energy density perspective, but the appetite-suppressing hormones are a whole new frontier. That underscores the urgency of the fact that 96% of Americans don’t even reach the recommended minimum intake of fiber. This video shows that our paleo or paleolithic ancestors ate mostly fruit according to analysis of their fossilized human waste.

Coronary heart disease, our #1 cause of death, was found to be almost non-existent in a population eating a diet centered around whole plant foods. This also shows that before foods like candy bars existed they did not have tooth brushes and dental floss There were also no cavities.

See Fruits are the Best Tasting and Healthiest Foods.

Salt is not a food. It is only in foods made by man. WebMD says that consuming salt is worse for health than smoking.

Cutting Salt as Good as Quitting Smoking

Dr. Greger says that salt kills over 1,000 Americans a day. See 5 minute video below.

Dr. Greger says "I’ve badly neglected sodium on, but that’s all going to change. I have about a dozen salt videos queued up that dive deep into the existing controversies. It’s such an enormous topic that it was a bit intimidating at first. There are more than 8,000 ( articles on the topic in the medical literature, but that’s what you have me for!"