20 Episode results for "Sympathetic Nervous System"
Stress: Acute Stress
"My friends this week. I'd like to have a conversation with you about stress stress the number one epidemic hospitalizations everyday. You hear people saying i'm so stressed. So how do we define stress well. Here's a good definition of stress. Stress is the interpretation of threat once again. <unk> stresses the interpretation of threat it could be physical threat. It could be emotional. Threat could be a perceived threat. Even though the situation is not threatening but you think it is and as soon as you to interpret that you are threatened then the body goes into what we call the stress response and the stress response is driven by the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is is mainly concerned with us viable so a longtime ago in our evolutionary history when we were part of the food chain in a jungle and a saber toothed tiger wanted to help us for lunch or dinner dinner and was coming at us ferociously. We had no choice other than to either. Kill the tiger which we became pretty good at tigers now address for extinction in many parts of the world so either we had to kill the tiger we needed to run and this far of our activity of brain activity is triggered by a part of brain that is called the mid brain or the reptilian brain and it executes what is called well. The fight or flight response fight killed the predator flight run away from the predator. There's a third element also to this in some species is called fight flight freeze so if you freeze the predator might think you're dead already and might not decide to eat too because the meat is not trash. That's a a little bit of the evolutionary history of the fight or flight response. Now there are two kinds of response and this is all executed by mid brain <music> in our sympathetic nervous system by the adrenal cortex which is a gland the adrenal glands are right above your kidneys knees and disagreed hormones like adrenaline and noradrenaline that raise your blood pressure dilated pupils increase sweating divert the blood from your stomach and your brain into your muscles so you can run basically a fight so everything that happens during the stress response the fight flight response is to protect you. You can run faster. You can fight bone efficiently. Your eyes are wide open so your visual field is open either for fighting a flight and you start sweating because is that's part of the process in just like you would sweat an exercise so remember this acute stress in a life threatening situation asian it protects. You and i don't even want to talk about handling cute stress because when there's a life threatening peddling situation your house is on fire. You need the fight flight response. You get mugged on the street. You need it so acute stress in this way his protective join me tomorrow as we discussed the morten epidemic of chronic stress.
Total Well-Being: Our Movement Rhythm
"Trudy we continue to discuss my pillow the physical being with exercise but i'd rather call it movement one should stand up at least once an hour and if you walk about ten thousand steps everyday day than a moderate not not to vigorously but moderately with madrid two degree of a a exertion and that is actually enough for a a managing movement but more important than just regular movement i also suggest a mind buddy coordination through a practice like yoga tight she achieved gone or martial law so badly or don's this brings mind and body very slowly sitting all so many of these mind buddy techniques especially yoga stimulate the biggest now which is the better sympathetic no in a body that jim a is doing the opposite of what the sympathetic nervous system does the sympathetic nervous system keeps us very alert and on the go and sympathetic overdrive can cause stress i can cause what is called the fight or flight response on the other hand the biggest no slows down everything and also a cause' self regulation of dia gums oregon's and so increases heart rate variability which is a very a good sign that you're healthy so mind buddy coordination is very important other than that i take escalators the latest instead of the elevators and in usually don't even take escalated just walk up the steps if i take the subway i get off about a station or two behind before my destination and so i can get some extra judge i don't sit for more than an hour at a time and all of this is to keep your body mind and spirit integrated and functioning as a unified but it's not only important to the long but deliver a long and
The Secrets of the Self: The Wisdom of the Body
"The mystery of life his real previously we started to examine the idea of unlocking hidden dimensions of ourselves in order to flow with life. Today we'll delve into the mystery of life and the system. You're already living. Uh something unknown wants to be known a mystery that doesn't want to be known will. Just keep retreating the closer you come come to it. The mystery of life doesn't behave that way. It's secrets are revealed immediately if you know where to look but where well the body is a good entry point into life's hidden dimensions so let's talk a little bit about the wisdom of the body. Your body is not who you are. It's a reflection is an experience of of who you are. Actually when people say what is the body made of you know you can answer. This question on many levels is the body material. Is it made of matter. And if you look at that idea you'll see that matters also energy and so is the body made of matter and energy at the same time we know that it is right. You move your arm up Patrick Wise Energy. The arm itself is presumably matter. You can look at the body as material as energy but you can also look at the body as information because energy carries information wiggling. Your toes is a different kind of information than going to away. So every thought every intention carries both energy and information. But if you really want to understand your body then you will understand that the body is just a modified form of your inner self. It's a modified form of consciousness. US Now of course as physical lists as biologists when we look at the body we divide it into different systems the brain rethink of the brain as the muster computer in our head which is organizing the activity of the body the activity of the order Nommik Nova System the Para sympathetic nervous system. He sympathetic nervous. The system the voluntary nervous system. But actually the brain also organizes the activity of the immune system the digestive system every cell in your body receives information of the brave from the brain in the form of little nerve endings. That go from your brain into every organ in your body every cell and then there's communication back and forth from the cells of your body back to your brain nine. The traffic is bi directional information energy flow from the brain into the body into all the different systems of the body. Immune system digestive system the cells. Nobody and then information goes back to from the microbiome The genes in your gut your bacterial genes human genes. Think of of your body is a network of impulses of intelligence with feedback loops and all these feedback. Loops are in in complete harmony with each other. Every sir is in communication with every cell every cell uh is actually helping every other cell performance function every cell is coordinating function action with every other so I would say today instead of thinking of your body as having different parts like brain and Himalayans system and endocrine system and digestive system. Just think of your body reframe your body. As if feel of intelligence where every sensation every perception every experience with with its emotions or thoughts feelings perceptions is actually feeding back information to your inner self love in order to maintain only one thing in biology. We call the hostesses or self regulation which which is what your body is doing automatically right now your body's regulating blood pressure. Immune function hormone levels body temperature. MM preacher thoughts feelings digestive processes you see everything that recall the experience dreams Waking Cycle Sleep Cycle Mike digestive processes biological rhythms so all part of the inner intelligence of the body. So today his del yourself I will trust the inner intelligence of my body. This inner intelligence is the ultimate supreme genius genius that mirrors the wisdom of the entire universe so today make a commitment only to listen. Listen to your body that said listen to your body. Every message of comfort is moving in the direction of self-regulation how are healing or homies and every message of discomfort is telling you something is wrong. Whatever it is? And you know intuitively what it is every message of discomfort whether it's fatigue or ache or pain or just feeling uneasy feeling. A little anxiety is a message that something is amiss in the self regulation of your body so experience body's sensations of comfort and also sensations nations of discomfort in an ocean of pure consciousness many times when I close my eyes and feel my body I can sense little areas of sensation in an ocean of nonsense. -Ation that ocean of non sensation. Addition is awareness. That's what your body is made of and the sensations that are arising those little islands are places where it might be a little discomfort signifying that does need correction whether it's more sleep or managing your distress or improving your relationships or engaging in conscious communication hall all of those things will come intuitively to you so just feel your body today. Just feel your body. non-judgmental feel Eleo body and make choices that maximize the sensation of comfort in your body
Sleeping with Fear
"Welcome to kiss myths and mystery your host Kit crump apparently a podcast I. Did a couple months ago of kept people up late at night including one woman from. SEATTLE. Who asked me to repeat this podcast and she signed it sleepless in Seattle the podcast is about night terrorists have you ever had a nightmare the kind of dream where you wake up in a cold sweat and can remember every detail what was it that scared you and how scared were you really can you be so terrorized that you have a heart attack could you die in your sleep due to a nightmare? The answer is, yes. Yes. You can be scared to death. It's call para sympathetic rebound. Paris sympathetic rebound is delayed reaction of the Para sympathetic nervous system during a tense and or prolonged stress to the opposed sympathetic nervous system. Now. Let's take a look at dreams most of US dream every night even we don't remember doing. So sometimes dreams feel super short usually if they're about something really good like the perfect date with your celebrity crush other times, they can feel like they're going on forever the entire night, which can be particularly annoying if they're scary or causing you anxiety. If you've wondered about the actual length of an average dream, you certainly earned alone there are lot of mysterious questions. About Dreams and researchers are still trying to learn to answer what science does know of Audrey Muniz. This dreams are basically a mental exercise happens while someone is sleeping dreams occur during rapid eye movement Aram part of sleep, which accounts about twenty percent of the night. No one really knows exactly why we dream there are a lot of theories out there according to some researchers dreams exist to process intense emotions or facilitate consolidation of emotional memories. Some believe that dreams help. Show. US. Daytime threats. So the can learn how to avoid them or show US counterfactual simulations today time events so that we can learn lessons. There are also researchers who don't think dreams exists for any reason at all really they just do and what are nightmares nightmare scary or terrifying dreams that typically occur in Rams sleep and leave the dream of shaken or disturbed to some extent upon waking some researchers maintain that for a dream to be a nightmare at has. To be disturbing enough to awaken the dreamer other experts point out that many non scary dreams erotic. Sad nostalgic creative spiritual can be intense enough to awaken the dreamer also. So now let's take this full circle. What is one of the key factors would wake you up answer over stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and what is para sympathetic rebound but the delayed reaction to the Para sympathetic nervous system to over stimulation perhaps if you dream you die but wake up. In a coal sweat there simply wasn't enough extreme long-term stress to cause para sympathetic rebound but could you be scared to death by a nightmare? The answer is a resounding. Yes and they're sleepless in Seattle is a repeat of my nightmare podcast. This is KIP crumb. Thanks for listening.
"Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries. I'm your host Kit crumb today nightmares. Have you ever had a night? Terror Nightmare? That kind of dream where you wake up in a cold sweat can remember every detail. What scared you? Was it the scared you? And how scared were you really? Can you be so terrorized? Heart attack? Could you die in your sleep? Due to a nightmare, the answer is yes, and we're going to investigate that. Yes, you can be scared to. Death is called parasitic pathetic rebound para sympathetic rebound is delayed reaction of the Pariser, but But that nervous system during an intense and or prolonged stress to the oppose sympathetic nervous system. Now let's take a look at dreams most of US dream every night. Even if we don't remember so sometimes, dreams feel super short, usually, if they are about something really good like the perfect date with celebrity crush, get the idea other times they can feel like they are going on forever. The entire night, which can be particularly annoying if they're scarier causing you anxiety if you've wondered about the actual length of an average during the certainly aren't alone there. There are a lot of mysterious questions about dreams that researchers are still trying to learn to answer. What science does know about dreaming is this dreams are basically a mental exercise at happens while someone is sleeping, rooms occur during the rapid eye, movement or rem part of sleep, which accounts for about twenty percent of the night. One really knows exactly why we dream, though there are a lot of theories out there, according to some researchers James Exist to process intense emotions or others facilitate consolidation of emotional memories. Some believe that dreams help show US daytime. Daytime threats so that we can learn how to avoid them or show US counter fractional simulations today time events so that we can learn lessons. There are also researchers who don't think dreams exists for any reason at all. Really they just do, and what our nightmares nightmares scarier terrifying dreams that typically occur in Rem. Sleep and leave the dreamers shaking her disturbed to some extent upon waking, some researchers maintain that for dream to be a nightmare. It has to be disturbed enough to wake in the dreamer. Other experts point out that many non-scary dreams. Sad nostalgic creative spiritual can be intense enough to awaken the dreamers so now let's take this full circle. What is one of the key factors that would wake you up answered over-stimulation of the Para sympathetic nervous system, and what is para, sympathetic rebound, but the delayed reaction of the Para sympathetic nervous system to over-stimulation. Perhaps if you dream, you die, but wake up shaking in a cold sweat. There simply wasn't enough. Extreme long-term stress to cost para sympathetic rebound, could you? You be scared to death by nightmare. The answer is a resounding. Yes, nightmares was produced here neidl sound studio, and brought to you by audio books of adventure in life on the edge, kid, chrome dot com, where you always get audio book for free, and by internationally recognized psychic and medium Sharon, Bauer author of the Book Life Eternal Love Immortal that you can get it. SHARON BAUER MEDIUM DOT COM I'm kit. CRUMB wish. She knew sweet dreams. Thanks for listening.
How we're handling uncertain times & a guided meditation
"Hey everyone I hope you're doing as well as you can be hanging in. There are life changing rapidly in ways that were unthinkable just a few days ago. Our hearts are heavy. It was so many people right now affected by the global pandemic. We want to express our gratitude to everyone listening especially those healthcare workers in our community. They're the true heroes out in the front lines taking care of the people who need it most amid this crisis there've been so many beautiful reminders about the incredible kindness and resilience of the human spirit communities coming together ensuring that people are fed that people are taken care of while society practices social distancing while certain cities are shutting down like New York. We know the community is more vital than ever. We want you to know that we hear my buddy green are here for you and we want to hear from you. How can we be of service to you in this difficult time whether it's breath work to help you things -iety mindful movement to ensure you stretch recipes to cook with canned goods? Were here for you to help. Get through this together. We'd love your guidance. On what would be most meaningful to you. As we get through these uncertain times in the meantime I'm going to share a little bit of the things that I'm doing in my daily routine and let us start off with breath work using breath work multiple times a day. Now whenever I feel a little bit overwhelmed a little bit of anxiety coming on I love this simple practice. Where in Hell for account of to hold and Exhale for account for I repeat three to five times sometimes leaving. Go Up to ten times so let me explain what's going on here. So when you're exhale is even a few counts longer than your inhale. The Vegas nerve running from the neck down through the diaphragm sends a signal to your brain to turn up your para sympathetic nervous system and turned down. You're sympathetic nervous system. Dr Robin version actually wrote about this on mind body green and why it works and she says the Para sympathetic system controls your rest and relax response. When the Para sympathetic system is dominant your breathing slows your heart rate drops. Your blood pressure lowers and your body is guided back into a state of calm and healing and we could all use that right now. What I love love love about this practice. It's real time anyone can do it. I find myself doing this multiple times a day. I also find myself taking a little bit more of our help. A multi plus product. But I find myself using breath work more and more frequently at home. What else I've been trying to do. I've been trying to manage my news. Consumption yes I want to be informed. I want to be on top of what's happening in the world but sometimes it's just too much and when I feel like it's too much I'll shut it off and come back to it later. I know it's easier said than done but look at something I'm trying and working on. We talked about friendship yesterday. With Lydia Dan. Worth on the podcast and now is a great time to facetime skype zoom. Reach out to those loved ones. Reach out to families see how they're doing and is so important. Stay in touch sleep. Oh yes sleep gotta talk about sleep hard to sleep when lots on your mind and poor. Sleep is terrible for the immune system and terrible for lots of things. I've been trying to turn off the news before bed doing electric. Sundown sleep at sixty seven degrees. I've increased my dosage of our magnesium plus to ensure my brain shuts off brain's pretty active these days but I'm really trying to focus on sleep last but not least gratitude. I'm really trying to practice gratitude and up my gratitude practice whether it's hugging or two little girls in the morning holding them tight. Being thankful for our family our community I am trying to be in a constant state of gratitude again. It's hard considering what's going on but I'm trying every day to do this so back to that big question I asked earlier. What can we do to help here at my buddy greene? Would you like to hear from me? The podcast site were here for you. We know you're listening but want to let you know that we are listening to so between now and then one thing we're going to do is we're going to unlock a number of our best selling classes to you for free which you can find out about at my green dot com in the show notes again. We're going to unlock some of our best selling classes to you for free which you can find out about my buddy green dot com and in the show notes because we need to get through this and before I close I want to. I want to actually read a meditation from the book. Real Happiness Sharon Salzberg. That's resonating with me. At the moment here we go may accept this pain without thinking. It makes me bad or wrong. May I remember that? My consciousness is much faster than this body. May All those who have helped me be safe. Be Happy Peaceful. May All beings everywhere be safe. Be Happy be peaceful may may I love for myself and others flow without limit? May the power of loving kindness support me. May I be open to the unknown? Like a bird flying free. May I accept my anger? Fear and worry knowing that my heart is not limited by them maybe free of danger naby peaceful. May I be free from anger? Fear and regret may I live in Dia knees signing off with virtual hugs and huge gratitude.
S3 - Bonus - A meditation for these uncertain times
"Hey listeners. If you like our show, you might WanNa. Listen to the forever thirty five podcast. Hosts Kate Spencer Endure Scheffer discussed the self care practices. You left a texture friends about. But you'll also hear amazing stories about growth self, acceptance and learning went to Lecco. DORIAN! Kate are joined by guests like author Samantha. Chefs Amino Strat, and even former Secretary of State Madeleine, Albright you can listen to forever thirty-five wherever you get your podcasts? This is a CBC podcast. As we settle into a meditation together, anybody you defined supportive way of sitting. Or resting or laying. Some position that allows you to feel alert that relaxed. Engaged but at ease. The purpose of this meditation isn't to be as still as possible or to do it perfectly. But to give you a chance to connect in with yourself to slow down. And be with whatever is happening inside of you right now. So as we're doing this if you find yourself distracted. There's a gentle invitation there to bring yourself back. Back to the moment back to my words, the sensations of your body. And whatever you're resting on. Knowing that you can adjust your posture. As often as you like to feel comfortable. Let's start by noticing. How are breathing? There's no need to change your breath or make it different than it is. But as we warm up this kind of paying attention muscle, we can direct it towards the pace. The quality. On the sensation of Braff, coming in and out of her body. Let's take a few more breaths together. Noticing the quality of our breath. The pace of our breathing. And the sensation of our body, moving, expanding to take in all of this air. Now that we've spent a bit of time. This noticing are breath. If it feels right for you and like something. You're interested in I. Invite you start shifting your breath just a little bit. Allowing yourself to Exhale for just a few beats longer than you're used to. Our X hail unlike inhale. Activates are para sympathetic nervous system. The branch of our nervous system which helps us rest. And Digest and sleep? And really present in this moment instead of somewhere else. As we're leaning into our X. Hail. Sometimes it's even a little bit more helpful to picture ourselves letting go. As if we're breathing out any of the stressors. Breathing out any of the obligations, expectations are emotions. That aren't serving us in this moment. We might even pick them. By name. An imagined saying them as we hail. Our next few breaths. Giving ourselves a chance. To mark what refusing to let go of. You can do that as often as you like even beyond this meditation. Noticing your exile, and giving yourself a chance to let something go when you let the air out of your body. And there's this really sweet moment that happens at the end of every exhale. A momentary pause between when we let air go and when we bring more air in. An invite you to notice that moment. Expanding that pause between exhale and inhale. Allowing yourself to notice and lean. To the stillness. Of that moment. Taking that moment between your inhales and your sales and your sales and your inhales. To allow yourself to sink into the present. Practicing in that little space between breaths. The remembering that you are totally okay in this moment. Here. Here alive. You've made it through everything. Happen till this moment. You're good. And you can be at home in yourself. And as we think about shifting. Out of this moment and into the next. Allowing yourself to notice the quality of your inhale. Perhaps imagining that the air moves deeper into your lungs. Is received by a soft open belly. And joining a whiff it. The image or the words? Or the ideas. Of whatever it is, you're saying yes to. Whatever you WANNA fill yourself up with. In contrast to our exhales where we let something go now is the time for us to think about what we need. Whatever we want to take with us into the future moments. Maybe a sense of that you breathe in. Imagining drawing piece from around you holding it inside of yourself. or courage to face something difficult. Hope that there could be change. Our sense of curiosity. How will it be? To be you after this moment? Or anything else that you want to draw into you. Imagining that as you're inhaling, you can hold it in. Fill yourself up with. And perhaps even in that pause. Between when you finish your inhale and when you exile. Allowing yourself to picture yourself full of that quality. In that pies imagining that it's sinking into you as you are sinking into it. I invite you to bring your awareness. A few moments. Back a few steps. To See this whole rhythm of in. A pause. Out? A pause. As if you're tracing this unbroken circle with your mind. Around and around. Breath in. Breath out? Breath in. Breath out. And if we step back few more moments or steps. Perhaps imagining that this breath the in out. is in every other living being. Your neighbor! Your friend. The Stranger on the street. The person you love. All of us breathing this same way. So in this moment, allow your breath to be this connection point between you and all of life. An invitation to see your connectedness to everybody else. A reminder that you're living and you're not alone. As we start to shift back to the room. Invite you to take three baths. We'll do this together. When, you're ready coming back to the room. For more CBC original podcasts go to CBC. DOT CA slash original podcasts.
"Welcome to kiss myths and Mysteries. I'm your host kit Crump today bad dreams nightmares night terrors. Have you ever had a nightmare or night terror the kind of dream where you wake up in a cold sweat and can remember every detail. What was it that scared you and how scared were you really? Can you be so terrorized that you have a heart attack? Could you die in your sleep due to a nightmare the answer is yes. Yes, you can be scared to death. It's called parasympathetic rebirth parasympathetic rebound is the delayed reaction of the parasympathetic nervous system during intense and or prolonged stress to the opposed sympathetic nervous system. Now, let's take a look at dreams most of us dream every night. Even if we don't remember doing so sometimes dreams feel super short. Usually if they're about something really good like the perfect game. Your celebrity crush other times they can feel like they're going on forever the entire night which can be particularly annoying if they're scary are causing you anxiety wage. If you've wondered about the actual length of an average dream, you certainly aren't alone. There are a lot of mysterious questions about dreams researchers are still trying to learn what science does not know about dreaming is this dream should basically a mental exercise that happens while someone is sleeping dreams that occured during the rapid eye movement or Rim part of sleep which account page about 20% of the night. No one really knows exactly why we dreamed though. There are a lot of theories out there according to some researchers dreams exist to process intense emotions or facilitate consolidation of emotional memories some believe that dreams help show us daytime threats so that we can learn how to avoid them. Or show us counterfactual simulations to daytime events so that we can learn lessons. There are also researchers who don't think dreams exist for any reason at all. Oh really? They they're just there and what are nightmares nightmares are scary or terrifying dreams of typically occur in REM sleep and leave the dreamers shaken or disturbed to some extent upon Awakening some researchers maintain that for a dream to be a nightmare. It has to be disturbing enough to awaken the dreamer other experts point out that many not scary dreams erotic sad Nostalgia creative spiritual can be intense enough to awaken to Brimmer also, so now let's take a full circle. What is one of the key factors that would wake you up answer over-stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system. And what is the parasympathetic rebound but a delayed reaction of the parasympathetic nervous system. To overstimulation perhaps if you dream you die, but wake up shaking and in a cold sweat there simply wasn't enough extreme long term stress to cause parasympathetic rebound, but could you be scared to death by a nightmare? The answer is a resounding? Yes nightmares was produced here at night owl sound studio and brought to you by audio books of Adventure and live from the edge it Chrome dotkom and by internationally recognized psychic and medium share and our author of the book life eternal. Love Immortal that you can get it Sharon Bauer medium.com vicious kid crumb wishing you sweet dreams. Thanks for listening.
Total Meditation: Samadhi
"I. I'M This is daily breath. What makes Dacian different from simply closing your eyes? Well Meditation is ability to take you deeper into silent awareness. In Sanskrit, the experience is known as the Mahdi. Elsewhere. I've also spoken about the role of Bagel breathing slow deep nasal braiding that simulates the Vegas Nov, which is a part of the Paris pathetic nervous system which facilities the experience of somebody or transcendence. The Barisan pathetic nervous system is referred to as the rest digest and renew system the opposite of the fight of flight sympathetic nervous system. So because of their ability to not only stimulate the vagus nerve and the barrier sympathetic nervous system. But to transcend the process of thought yogis because of these abilities can do extraordinary things slow down their heart create reduce oxygen, consumption, raised body temperature, and freezing cold. Where thin silk robes even in ice clad snow and all these things possible because. To the yoga the biological organism is simply a perceptual and cognitive activity in pure consciousness. So somebody shows us the difference between shallow silence and deep silence. Shallow of silence also has importance. It is the discovery that goes in your eyes and engaging in slow debriefing heads or gums stress. This technique known as big breathing is simple and effective. BAGEL breeding takes its name from the Vegas. Now, which is longest and most complex of Dan cranial loves that connect the brain with the body. The would vegas means wonder in Latin. St Origin of the English would that Gabon? It links the brain with the heart. It links the brain with lungs and abdomen all areas that are highly sensitive to stress. The Vegas is a sensory doth. It picks up bodily sensations. It breaks up brain reactions picks up stress. And operates. With a constant feedback Lou from the body. Organs and back to the brain. Regular relaxed breathing is regulated. The Vegas Snuff Yogi breathing is the best way to influence your breathing and your autonomic nervous system. And simulating the way is now it uses the relaxation response. So the Wondering Vegas Nov is not simply getting signals. It is actually being consciousness. To the body and conveying consciousness from the body back to the rig and to every other organ. Totally, meditation you reconnect to the totality of consciousness. In that way, you proved yourself. As Meditation on Pause. That existence can take care of you.
Guided Heart Meditation: Loving Kindness - Befriending our Lives
"The following meditation is led by Tara to access more of my meditations. Join my email list. Please visit Tara Dot COM Welcome to our heart meditation. It's nice to be together with you. Feel free to find a way of sitting. That's comfortable and allows you to be alert enough so you're here with the loving kindness practice we might you ideas and thoughts of others but for it to really become manifest. It's an experience in the body. Tenderness warm the body. So I like to begin by establishing that embodied presence. I'm bringing Meta into the body with the imagery of a smile. Not Han Causes Smile Yoga because it again it's got a real science to it that the image and the felt sense of a smile actually relaxes the fight flight. Freeze mechanism the stress reaction. It activates the Para sympathetic nervous system which really allows us to feel a sense of ease and benevolence. You might imagine the gray sky that surround us right now. This blue open sky imagine it filled with the curve and the image of a smile receptor vast open letting your mind merge with that vast open sky and setting the sensing the smile spreading through your whole mind you might allow the is to smile the outer corners of the is lifted up some. So there's a sense of spacious nece and ease and softening of the eyes brows smooth since still sensing that open skylight mind letting it all flowed in that smiling into the is slight smile the lips since the inside of the smiling visualize and sense and feel smiles spreading through the heart. This isn't a cover over it really creating the space for the life. That's here sensing that smile there and kind of rings of opening an opening and opening so that their space the space enough for the shoulders to relax back and down arms relax the handsaw smiling into the heart actually feel the sensations there. The aliveness there. There's room might visualize and fuel sense of a smile spreading through the belly softening the billy letting the awareness you live in deep in the torso can begin to feel sensations much more intimately indirectly belly legs the feet letting the atmosphere and feeling a smile spread through the whole body. The space around you feeling this aliveness held in the felt sense experience of a smile inviting into your awareness. Some being that's easy to feel love with a pet or a child a beloved parent sibling friend teacher spiritual figure bringing this being close in so you can see. There is the look on their face. Reminding yourself of what you love sensing how they express slow. They express their aliveness their consciousness in their intelligence tenderness their humor truthfulness. As you sense what you're loving you might mentally whisper the beings name and say I love you. You might say thank you gratitude for their existence killing goodness of loving since some receiving your love. Your thanks feel the connectedness the field the depths of where friends we belong together. Sensing that field. It's bigger than any self then bringing your attention to the life within you. Viewing this being right here through your own wisest tart sensing the goodness here that which loves inside you capacity for love the longing for truth to see the truth of nature long to wake up to be part of the healing and if it helps to look through the eyes of another. It's difficult to see your own being see the goodness to look through the eyes of another loves you seeing the goodness how this being who you are loves beauty loves to be an wonder loves to love and as you see that you might offer yourself some wish some blessing whatever comes naturally expressing your care for the life that's right here and if it deepens it you might explore putting your hand on your heart because we don't often be in relationship with our life this way experiment and you might if you put your hand on your heart. Vary the pressure. So it's tender direct pressured selfish communicating. Care Notice. What happens when you offer yourself a sincere wish? May I be happy? Feel safe free from inner harm. Maybe filled with loving presence held in loving presence touch great natural piece taking some moments to explore offering care. Whatever message fills alive? And right for you right now perhaps visualizing and sensing that message manifesting scenting what you're wishing for yourself from the place in you that longs to love and love to love we widen the circle now bringing to mind someone. That's close to that. You care about bringing them close in incenting goodness in that being and reflecting we're friends and the depth of that what that really means the next few moments bring to mind others in your close circle family friends and exploring what happens when with each you bring them close in in your awareness and sense fuel the relatedness of we are friends including as you reflect some of those who are here those that are sitting near you those who you might know or have seen just visually those you may have eaten lunch with. We are friends. Widening to include parts of this natural world that you love beginning with non human animals bringing to mind a non human animal bringing that being close in. We are friends including parts of this living earth. Tree that you love. Perhaps that's near to where you live. Plants Water we are friends sensing the belonging that arises bringing to mind now a group of humans who may be suffering a group. That's different than your own. Bringing the image of a human person nearby right close into your awareness. That represents suffering group B. Those of different religion or suffering race sexual orientation gender identity those at war certain part of this world that are star struggling facing genocide just bringing a being in close in sensing the struggle and reflecting we are friends bringing in the image of someone. Who's very difficult for you to include in your heart honoring i. The reaction of this is difficult. I bringing kindness the life inside you. Then in the spirit of the Dalai Lama saying my friend the enemy sense the we are friends that reaches pass the conditioning vulnerable and real human. That's living there. Widening now. The awareness to include all that you have reflected on inner life beloved one friends those you don't know as well. Non Human Animals this living earth difficult beings those who are struggling feeling this. Living Earth are larger body teeming with life holding all sensing that web of belonging. We are friends that connects us that relaxes us back to the awareness. The one field of awareness tender away luminous and often so we can feel that shared prayer fullness on behalf of all life everywhere that all life everywhere awake into it's an eight belonging. These lives are lived in service of each other service of aliveness that all beings everywhere can feel the natural joy of being alive that all beings everywhere can touch deep and natural piece. These are the words of the poet. Mark Nieto my soul tells me we were all broken from the same nameless heart and every living thing wakes with a piece of that original heart aching its way into blossom. This is why we know. Each Other below our strangeness. Why WHEN WE FALL WE LIFT? Each other are when in pain. We hold each other. Why when sudden with joy we danced together. Life is the many pieces of that great heart loving itself back together. Life is the many pieces of that great heart loving itself back together taking these last few moments and quietness resting in that heart. Space that includes all beings everywhere. Life is the many pieces of that great heart loving itself back together
The Iceman Cometh: Wim Hof On Elevating Consciousness & Amplifying Human Potential
"We have become not natural disconnected. And therefore, we get all these problems. If we go back we will be able to down regulate what is out of balance back into balance into core. And have absolute sense of control. It is not difficult to learn to command Debarati top down by thoughts and be master over your own physiology and with that bringing happiness strengthen out or anything that is out of balance back into palettes. That's the power of our mind. And if you invest into happiness trank in held you hard to commend that is stop number one change, your parents, that's Wim Hof. And this is the ritual podcast. Rich role podcast. Everybody. How you guys doing? My name is rich role Aymer host. This is my podcast. Welcome up front. Quick reminder. You still have time to contribute to my fifty second birthday charity. Water campaign all designed to bring clean water to those in need. We're closing in on around forty thousand dollars raised today. Which is incredible. Thank you. But still ways to go to reach my one hundred thousand dollar goal by years. And so to learn more and donate, go to charity. Water dot org forward slash ritual. Whatever you feel comfortable contributing is important because every penny counts. And thank you. So today today, we're going to deep dive into the realm of higher consciousness. We're going to challenge long held belief systems regarding human capability, we're going to explore the incredible power of the mind and how when properly accessed and controlled in leveraged this thing that we have in our heads can actually control matters. Previously thought impossible and are in. Instrument for this impossible voyage is none other than the legend himself, the iceman Wim Hof in his second appearance on the show has I being episode thirty one back in June of two thousand sixteen and this guy is a legit straight up modern day force of nature a guy who is really mastered. The art of harnessing breath to unlock on tap reservoirs of consciousness to do what most people would imagine is unfavorable for those unfamiliar women's Dutch-born world record-holder. He is an adventure. Daredevil? He's basically a human Guinea pig. Best known for this preacher, natural ability that he has to withstand extreme cold and his practices. His techniques are really rooted in ancient yoga traditions of breath, work called pronto Yama. And he is taken these principles this tradition and canonized it for a modern audience wrapped it up in a bow and calls it the wind Hof method and by virtue of. Of mastering these techniques. Women that you can turn your own thermostat up and consciously activate your sympathetic nervous system, by using the mind among his many world record-setting feats of total insanity and incredulous nece Wim has scaled above the Mount Everest disown shirtless and nothing but shorts. He ran a marathon above the polar circle in Finland barefoot, and again shirtless and nothing but shorts. He swam sixty six meters under a meter of ice above the polar circle, and he also perhaps most amazingly voluntarily allowed himself to be injected with a poisonous E coli endotoxin and quite shockingly did not get sick. Now, all of this may sound very farfetched. And yet women's a guy who's adamant that he is nothing special that his feats are not only replicable, but also very teachable a curriculum that holds the Petit. To unlock a wide battery of human superpowers previously thought beyond conscious manipulation trust me. I've got way more. I want to say about this wild man force of nature before we dig into it. But on this subject of health and extreme health. I have an important question for you. Are you self employed? Do you have a job that fails to provide health insurance? Are you currently living without coverage? If so I feel for you trust me, I have been there. 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So again, head over to strike health dot com slash ritual today to save hundreds of dollars a month. It's easy coverage ten minutes or less. They'll just for people like us. And now that you're fully covered. You can be a little more comfortable taking a step outside your comfort zone you start poking around looking for a challenge. But for whatever reason all those marathons those ten ks those triathlons, they're just not getting you excited. They're not providing the adequate stoke. And if you're like me, you're looking for something completely different something hard. Of course, something inspiring. But also Superfund well. Ladies and gentlemen. Do. I have the solution for you. My good, buddy. Jesse? It's ler. He's been on the show a couple times this guy. This is a guy who likes to live life to the absolute fullest. And so he created this amazing weekend challenge called twenty nine zero twenty nine my coach Chris health. You know him from coach's corner. He did it. He said it was one of the best events. He's ever been part of. And this guy has done the thousands of multi sport events. Some of my podcast have done it, including Lewis house, and my buddy calling o'brady. He's the guy who shattered the explorers grand slam world record is currently attempting to be the first person to cross Antarctica on assisted amazing. But anyway, what is this thing? How does it work? Well, basically these guys rent a mountain and entire mountain. They set up tents. They create this private village or base camp where everybody sleeps and stays they bring in amazing, food and music, all kinds of entertainment think of it like. Festival meets endurance that. So here's the challenge you hike up the mountain, and you take the gondola down simple enough. Right. Then you repeat it, and you repeat it again until you've climbed the vertical equivalent of Mount Everest twenty nine thousand twenty nine feet, hence, the name twenty nine zero twenty nine. It sounds easy. I'm telling you, this is super hard, but also Superfund, and if you know Jesse this guy doesn't do anything half assed, they provide unbelievable accommodations world class coaches and a training program to get anybody ready. Chris said, this was totally doable. For anyone with the will the heart and the determination to keep going. And it's not a race. This is you versus you. They only do the event two times a year one in August in Utah and one in October in Vermont both events completely sold out last year and tickets just went on sale for the two thousand nineteen events. This is a low impact super heart and rewarding challenge with an amazing community around it. A highly suggest you check it out to do. So text the word. Everest two four four four dash nine nine nine or visit to nine zero two nine Everest. Ing dot com to secure slot again. Text the word Everest two four four four dash nine nine nine. And I'll see you there in August. 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We all have to access and leverage areas of the brain previously thought impossible this ability to actually control our immune response, and perhaps even are sympathetic nervous system. We discuss whims perspective on addressing and resolving or current crisis of awareness. We talk about our mental health epidemic. But really all told this is a call to action. It's a call to action to help us better understand and embrace this idea that we all contain the ability to better regulate our bodies and our minds and our spirit that we can all access untapped reservoirs of human potential to not only elevate consciousness, but to live better live, healthier and more fully actualized that said. And important. Disclaimer, please never practice. Any of the breathing techniques described in this conversation without proper supervision, especially if they involve a swimming pool, a shower or any water for that matter of doing them before or during any activities where a loss of consciousness may prove life threatening like operating a car, the breathing methods disgust may have a profound effect on you and should be practiced exactly as explained always in a safe environment with that out of the way, you can watch our full conversation on YouTube at YouTube dot com slash ritual. And also, I encourage all of you to check out this great standalone, instructional video that we created after the podcast that I just published of Wim walking me step by step through reading exercise. And if that video or this conversation peaks, your interest, and you wanna learn the full Wim Hof method. He's got an awesome ten week online. Video course at. AM Hof method dot com forward slash e learning for slash fundamentals. Put a link in the show it's up to that. And win was also kind enough to provide you guys with a discount code rich thirty five capital R H thirty five to get thirty five percent off. That course, which is a mazing and for clarity and transparency I do not profit off this in any way. It's just a gift from whim to you guys. And it's available now for the next seven days or in other words through December seconds. This guy is wild com spiritual powerful and gentle at the same time. He is one of the most unique and compelling people. You will ever meet guy with one foot firmly on the earth and the other one walking off a cliff to see if he can fly. And so, ladies and gentlemen. Prepare myself. For the Ice, Man. We'll find out. Welcome back rich starting off with a bang. How you doing, sir? Good good is super nice to have you back. I think it was about two years ago when you were here for time. So. We're going to pick it up where we left off. So it is what is going on. What is going on is coming as my daughter said this morning. What's up? What is what is up is going down? What is up there is like at high of consciousness could we saw say that we can I think the true nature of is high consciousness as we call it high consciousness. I say it's just the nature of our spirit to be everywhere in the brain into deepest of physiology capable to interact with a brain and commend our bodies into sub-conscious so much that we are able to make this up conscious coaches and to become. Capable of going into the brain into deepest is what I've shown since last time. I did some new research not some real good research. Neuro logical reason we're in they had seventy four people. Talking about deep is over the breed the moral of this story now to begin with this. If you go into the deepest, then you have all the layers that means not only twenty percent of our brain we can use. I say one hundred percent, that's my moral. That's my topic today. And you understand because you made this which I didn't understand who you were really just a nice Burson in front of me. We talk when we go into depth like natural. But I didn't know nothing about you history. Only. My daughter told me this moment. Yeah. A bloody respect for what you think he's becoming so big in society being swallowed by society getting into and completely change the paradigm within yourself become demand. You are fighting and working on the good for humanity. Why appreciate that? I think that. You know, our stories are very different. But if there's a similar thread, it's that. It's that people look at the things that I've done, and they tend to hone in on the accomplishments in the same way. People look at your world records or these these feats and stunts that you've accomplished, but truly it's a spiritual journey, my friend. Yes, it's about raising your consciousness at that's ultimately the foundation beneath all of this. Let me let me say something in this Rome. So two years ago, we came to get it. And we found out we got to come and ground, and and I was into debate and south. In in the ancient tradition of yogis. That's what you are that this year. They wanted to give me a war. India for excellence in yoga. Just wait a little to next year because when we get evidence for scientific evidence that we are able to do much more than we think, and we make it come in ground that is excellence in yoga yoga's unity unify and bringing it making excessively for everybody debt. You did what you did. For example. That's great. But what you do for U Minniti right now in bringing into doubt that is enlightening to to Seoul of and I feel invigorated. Yeah. Field as soul. I think that there's there's a little bit of an arms race going on right now because we are suffering from a crisis of consciousness and people like yourself are beacons your lighthouse of hope awash in a sea of confused people and. And a lot of momentum behind systems that are working very actively and diligently to destroy this precious planet, keep a sick and in slaved, exactly. And so who is going to win this arms race? Yes. Cola to you know, battling tackling the real terrorist, which is to me depression, bipolar, anxiety, fear. Trauma PTSD old. Oh stinks. In the mind. We have no control over the mind. And we are many belated to say, this is the way to power system is able to manipulate and have people work for people. Earning two thousand times more than somebody else is the same. Doesn't make Sani Moyle because all is industry. All okay. I say stop it. And now oldies pedantic Perot portions of a mental disorders and not feeling good. How that so? I did study now because I can talk like a hippie and say we got to change the world revolution. Oh love and flower power you need science. Yes. And so I went they had me test. How if I would be able to under severe stress say, cold, cold stress and stress the cells by eulogy into brain into into body. We have no control over these dress. And this trust. Thus within this experiment. They helped me shit show shove an in into a brain scan and seventy four people had formally done the same experiment, and they showed. Dressed in proof fusion vest where in cold water. Streams in. Skin temperatures just gone down. When it comes in. It goes up when it is warm again skin temperature. You do anything with your mind? It's just going doubt. It's going up going down. This is stress stress on I will buddies on their selves by eulogy, and we have no way to commend to stop it or to stand above it. We have none. This is our sympathetic nervous system. Just regulating this on our behalf. Yes. Imagine wars and traumas and PD the depression and old oh stakes is because of this trust getting in our brains, deregulating our homeowner balance, and thus we lose the good feeling, and we have no way to control it, not seventy four Posen showed all the same graphics, and I showed the same graphics when I did nothing but the day day three had to show what the iceman escape. Of an I really did not know what to do. Because I don't know what to do to begin to think back the way I was nature on Mount Everest in wideout in short tranquil. Nice waived, no, baron under the is lost away. No-go? Couldn't see anything where it was the whole, no panic. No faye. No paramount even when your retina froze. Yes. Yes. And so many more of those situations always had to come. And I felt his connection with into buddy. And I remembered that in Detroit mix Michigan the morning, I had to go in Nebraska and show. Different graphics when cold water's coming in and warm is coming in and cold cold won't not affecting skin temperature by commend by just thinking is that possible? And I thought yes, of course, I had through intuition, this feeling just gonna do. So went to university that got me into brain scan say you give the best you get the best. And I did it. I made my skin temperature go one degree up and a cold was coming in. And it did not affect my skin temperature twice thirty five minutes. And then they looked in by the way too cold water. I felt ward really warmed. You vary wall and ice instead of Colt is water coming in. And I made it. Woman to professor at really oughta time to is Hugues in the in the in the pump in the reservoir to make water cooled because I was warming to on the water just by sold. I was not able to breathe deep or to contract the muscles because UC blurred visions images on the brain ska. So yeah. So I read about this study. There was an article on Smithsonian they kind of describe this. And as I understand it you were in this suit where they could pump water like to cover your skin. It could be cold. It could be warm and they slid you into an MRI. So they were scanning everything as they were putting this either cold or or warm water into this suit. And then measuring how you were reacting to this is that. Exactly that went down. So that's what we do cold re-present stress on the cells biology normally have no way to deal with that stress. So you just let it go comes in cold won't call home, and we have no way to out balance it or to transcend the elements working on the on the body not with the mind, but they show to go and trim Senate transcend impact on the buddy and not only my body became a warm like really warm day in those areas, they looked up in the brain. And what they saw with seven to four people is that when stress comes in, and that's regular stress can be anything emotional stress. Heat, cold, oxidative stress through stress daily live and all it has an. Effect on our being on physiology. And normally we are not able just by thinking to make that stress go away. So this is the way it works into Bray. When stress comes in and prefrontal cortex. There is a lot of activation. That you consciousness your direct a now consciousness gold very activated in Soula, which is activated when in deep meditation when you've feel really relax very inactive in active at the moment window stress going on. Now that is what normal normally works in the graphics, and then they looked in my brain. And they so the prefrontal cortex was completely shut down at insa was. Really on not only so the well being under stress I wasn't deep meditation like. The result of deep meditation is insular activation, so fork. And then they so another thing is actually something in it. But I know to science A St. Perry Ecuador Grammy's, which is part of the brain stem. The deepest is between the spine Ganga Leah and the and the brain it's wet all begins the primitive break is is where. Created the opiates opioids and the commitment right and day in case of stress, say, depression or danger or cold or impact, Dan, you need opioids in Connecticut. No it to make the unpleasant feeling and can go very extreme in into pain and into feeling bad about yourself, and you don't feel the fauria anymore debt moment, we have innate capacity to down regulate the imbalance and make it right again by the wrong feeling derived from imbalance of hormonal coming depressed feeling bad anxiety fee. PD the trauma anything into brain. Now, we found the path way to to break the cycle. Feeling bad the loop and get four IQ hormones in a can of annoyance, plus a pain cycle, we drop through bringing in opioids. And that is they say we found compelling evidence of the key components of the atomic process tournaments normally out of. Andro. And now we have found to atomic process into brain related to moot. Regulation. They say it's transformation technique that will change mental health care. That's what we want. A we go back to the beginning of our conversation. This we want to be spiritual. We want to have depth spirituality is presence of deeper brain within your will fill control because everybody wants to be happy strong on health. Nobody knows and but it is innate to feel that way. And we are wrongly schooled in the primary school, and then college and universities. And now we show actually. That everybody has an innate capacity and shoot not be lost on the way by cognitive cognitive like the surface of the brain input of inflammation, cognitive information and doing nothing with the deep apart of the break. You know what happens twenty five percent? More blood flow goes to the surface of the brain chronically, logically the rest is just surviving standby, but not developing and that is our just sends of just being and. We talk about five senses. This the way we have learned to be but the three census moon like six seventh and eighth. What's the some than the eight is seventh is appropriate? -ception is the immune system immune system into depth. And we have shown that already six years ago. I I'm in the medical history to go into sympathetic and Patterson pathetic Nova system activating, the innate immune system, not only even into the bone marrow, which represents the specific immune system to be cells T cells and direct and so on intruder coming in could be virus bacteria. This is this study this study, you're talking about is the one where where you and cohort of individuals were injected with e coli and echo, and for people that are new that didn't listen to the first time or familiar with you like. Explain that experiment because that bends a lot of mines. Yes, actually is. So the seventh neurological network so proprio -ception and there's this past six cents. We got a absolute possible. Innate control, we just need to awaken that it is a network, and that makes us able to activate the deepest the immune system when it's necessary we as mammals in nature would die if we would be like for days in a bet somewhere. You know, we have this innate control, but because of our will be we lost connection and is deep connection to own by e coli bacteria injected, and I showed for the first time to have control over the sympathetic over the autonomic nervous system related to immune system, which goes logically, very. A deeper normally considered and medical history thought of this is not possible to be done by humans. But this man is as the iceman he does strange, Danes and nature is an exception that consumes the rule, and I said, no everybody is able to do this does is natural. And so two disco hold of people and within four days at them. We were walking into nature Schubert's and freezing temperatures. We danced sucks of on top. And everybody was able to be at minus twenty seven seventy great, which is really freezing cold fob below zero. And we would dancing. I recognize these guys ready to take on the bacteria, which normally makes people very sick. And they will be able to battle it within a quarter of our something. And for. Four days later, they were in the hospital, and they did the breathing exercises. And they got their focus, which is newer all Adji is power. If I'm able just by mine willful numerology thinking, hey, I don't want to become cold cold is coming onto buddy, and buddy becomes warm. That's dealing with stress just by told. So that power everybody has, but we never woken that. Which is by the way, network number eight the entail, -ception, interior, receptive, focus and for the first time day. So now when Michigan that I was doing they call it into receptive focus and top down which normally they never seemed to. But this is natural. Everybody has it is only through our cooling systems, and the way we have our behavior that we no longer understand of. The existence of a deeper mechanisms possibly within our control, it's gone. So but going back to the the experiment on the Kola. They all went into the hospital. They did breathing used neurology. Focus and within a quarter of our one hundred percent of these guys off to sixteen thousand and more hundred thirty four people who done the same experiment all became sick. Then Sally twelve people randomly chosen to eighteen trait and four days they were exposed to bacteria inject it and within auto of all had control. And would that we show that the specific immune system in it immune system, atomic Nova system can be controlled in contrary of what was written medical history. That means the inflammation in. The body. They affectively surpressed and inflammation is of course of any disease network number seven, well a couple observations here. I mean, the first thing is the first remarkable thing is that you train these people for just four days right with your your techniques. And that's all that was required for them to combat this and toxin and fended off. Yes, observation number two that we have the ability the power Accu men to manipulate and control our immune response, which is something that I think, you know, conventional wisdom would say is. Is something that is regulated outside of conscious wariness or control. So that's a mind boiler and then. The third thing being that in this goes back to the study with you in this suit that through certain techniques and focus and and met meditation practices that you could cause or instigate your body to release its own opioids indulgence opioids and Cavanaugh it's to combat the pain response or what exactly is that doing pain and feeling so the fork feelings come from Connecticut me coming from him? You know? Can have annoyed. I don't even know that I knew that we had in dodge Cavanaugh within our body. It's a whole system and could never know to system. Regulate a whole lot of organs within us all the say cardiopulmonary area, and guess throw intestinal area. I'm bladder. So that's the whole torso. And. We are able to regulate what ever is out of balance there in in. Therefore, we have to opiates and is a crisis. Opioids right now, we got them Gower selves. So no crisis animal just for that. I'm here just to say that we got the proof so dot right. So next book. I did it. We're over. You've made some some pretty bold claims when it comes to how the body the body's ability to combat disease, everything from MS two arthritis, diabetes clinical, depression, anxiety, bipolar, and even cancer. And I think a lot of people when they hear especially when they about Kanza. Very if you say. Careful, and but now it has been proven that there is a absolute relationship between the immune system and cancer. And now, I can't say we end immune system are very able to activate the deepest immune system. And now, it has been proven in scientific papers that that they have a direct relationship. So if you are able to activate the immune system into depth that absolutely has a positive. Effect on against Elton wanted DNA on the cell division. We are right now. Adjust from bell volume. Fundraising and one of the top researchers in the world pope, professor in San Francisco. She is leading a new study, which we do on the DNA when to DNA becomes into queer wrong and tell me being affected cell division or Doron one cancer can happen now day see that what we do is after twelve years. This is what they say after twelve years of DNA research, and we know by microscopes the way, they look like DNA into tally is and everything, but we never knew how to get to influence it at will. And now we got him. So they are into the study. It's being endorsed by the John w brick foundation, mental health care and. One point two million. I think in San Francisco on this method. Yeah. That you just put out the other day. So you just basically somebody's donating one point two million dollars to this because it's credible. Because what we show is that we are able to beat inflammation. We are inflammation is the cost for deregulation into buddy anyway, and one of the deregulations this cancer, and I don't say directly. Now, we got a cure for cancer. And he no we got more than probable costs to make these studies and endorse it and show nature has the answer. And we have to look into inside of our own image nature, neurology of the awareness and out breeding. We have become not natural disconnected. And therefore, we get all these problems. If we go back we will be able to millions of years of development of our visual Aji to down regulate. What is out of ballots back into? Balance into core. And have a sense absolute sounds of cultural, I think. What's super interesting about you is that what you're preaching and teaching and the impact that you're having. These are very simple techniques. We're gonna get into what they are specifically in a minute. But essentially, it's a call to return to our natural state more primal lives to be more connected to nature to connect with the breath into what it means to truly historically live in the world in the most ancient sense of what it means to be human. And that message is butting up against the intellectuals -ation of of science, and I think it's it's difficult to digest for somebody. Who's in the medical profession? Who's like, listen, you know, this guys out here ranting and raving, and yeah, he's some kind of crazy outlier, but like, let's let's like let's stick to the microscope because here's what we have. And we're developing these drugs, and this is truly the path forward. So these are two very different approaches one that resides very much in the mind, and yours, which is based on experience and things like the heart and love and spiritual connection, which are federal concepts that a lot of people have a hard time, wrapping their heads around and embracing. So this is this is another one of the arms races that were experiencing at the moment. Exactly exactly and say, we have to get back to say, Detriot feeling people who lonely, for example, a wide blood cells, get deteriorated. And people who are like tribe to family structure, it's perfectly balanced through nature through millions of years. We got disconnected within. Within the family. And now all the world is connected. We are want right now. Detract before had no hospital at no pharmacies at. No, industrialization, a whatever they could coat with Addie impact deaf. All we had to elders and. Storytellers? They know about the experience. What do we do with the ls? We put him in elder homes at Pathak lead looking at television screen and nothing out. So. That's what they found out Olten Pennsylvania Rosato when there was a cardiovascular epidemic going on in America into twenties except for that region. Why was that finally became to know because Granddad lives with taking care of the grandchildren, and the people they meet each other in the street, and they talk to each other and they waste each other. Well, and touchy occc toasts and at and the love gets into the body into biochemistry than. Do good things happen. Notable logically igniting the right hormones into buddy the way we were built. And what do we do? Now, we became individual. We turns up the elbow. Doc, I'm better than you. Go faster. I won't and gone into six is better than five costs. And an old numb sense. Is going and say what what we unconditionally already present within us is the ability to become happy, strong and healthy. And when we are able to bring back that natural knowledge, which Whitsand you don't need to cuss because you'll ready happy with your family and the way nature a minute, and you really become powerful. Now, it is time to use new role. Aji our consciousness to tap into the deepest part of that part of the brain which we lost connection with. And we got I can tell you. We got him. We gonna tackle is real terrorist of out west which is the same for everybody depression bat. Feelings anxiety. Fia PD is the trauma, bipolar anything. You can come up with we found a way to tackle that with fork or moans and pain killing hormones, it's older, and we got him inside. And we built to be able to use it any time and with that. We get away from this feel based thinking to control, but otherwise, I don't have the things to compensate my bad feeling or my insecurity, my fear based thinking, it's gone. You live with everybody, and you wish will to everybody nonsense because you energy is right. It emanates from the call. Instead of from the brain. That's very threatening the matrix. Yes. I mean, it is it is an inside job. It requires you to look within. And that's very. Challenging to almost everybody who has grown up in our modern western industrialized society where from day one we're bred to chase the gold chain and achieve and succeed. And all these things that you just said, and that implicit within that promise is, of course, happiness and most people are chasing to their deathbed never quite achieving that which they seek the most which is a sense of film and purpose meant connection all of these things all of the market forces the economic systems the social systems in which we are reared, and and habitat today are pushing us away from these very things that ultimately going back all the way to the wisdom of the ancients are the true holders of of of this promise. Of contentment. And if we can find a way to have the wherewithal to invest in that interior journey and engage with our interior selves in that way. We can unlock this universe of potential that we all are walking around with exactly the power of the mind. I call it. We are not Bill to shoot we have one hundred percent brain when we only are able to control twenty percent doesn't make that descends is. The twenty percent is because most of the blood flows always on the surface because of thinking ways logical pathways we have learned to develop. Yes. So I've now found way to get into deepest of the brain. And with that on locking the possible power of the mind to become just happy strong, healthy, not a circus act. I'm not into look at me what I can do, blah, blah. No. I just discover what innately we are capacity -tated with everybody. And there is the unconditional love or yes. The unconditional love composed by D guarantee to activate anything that makes you happy strong and healthy happinesses hormones for Owens. Strength is the metabolic processes into into cell, and we have proven that we are able to create more ATP doesn't matter. How works strength is is energy. And we are able to guarantee flow era, we showed up and the last one is the health is the go into the deepest layers of the immune system. It's old at was always there, and it is connected to brain. And now, we found part ways, and it's up for awakening. And with that comes the beginnings of the power of the mind for everybody. And there is the spiritual journey because it is without thought its failings. It's deep it's it's like drugs, but then your own we got this t-shirt get high on your own supply. Yeah. And it's kind of nice, but. Let us clean a clean up a place and get into learning people to control and our ballots, depression, bipolar, anxiety fear that it is no longer needed because twenty percent will become hundred percent control in the brain. So let's talk about what that protocol is like, how do we begin this process of engaging the mind way? Yes. So I came up with these things because I didn't find it in notebooks. So I went into nature and HBO. You have no word doesn't. It's not a written. When I'm in a wide. I feel subtly instead of sold off paranoid because an exiled and fear because there's a wide. I'm in my short and this less than half the oxygen present. And nobody's around and our county anything, but white is and rocks. And there I am out feeling that you are not in eighty but okay, feel confident nice. Surprisingly you looking into. It's okay. This power is part of the power of the mind, which is able through intuition orientation deeper than our normal census Disick sense, six cents not too sick sense. This six I got it's almost sick in this society because there is no confidence confidence part of the sick sense. Confidence comes when you have control within your own brain, pasta, normal sense oracle perception, you got images and feelings. Six hundred is able to go into the future because it has no time space perception, it is different. But it's there and you learnt when is simply did not because. Ua logic says so no because it is there you trust it, then you feel confident and it makes to write calculations and this what happened I felt confident begin to walk, and my orientational GPS anything is great work, and even in a wideout Twee hours later, I arrived in advance base camp and was received by Tibbets, and they must have seen a crazy. Pilgrim Wiedeman coming out of a wide out. But they gave me. But when so where wherein was this two thousand seven on Everest. This is your Everest. Okay. Out of the Gotcha. Okay. So yeah, that's when you you you made it all the way up to the death zone with basically just in shorts no-shirt, right? And then you had a foot injury or something like that that prevented you all the top thing is I learned to to get into different consciousness altogether by go into nature because it wasn't in the books tried to find I I want to find a so I want to find enlightenment and a world proven to be a place where it is not. And where they know or souls presence is all about profits empower and tension and stress and dominating and exploiting and polluting that. That is what is going on this big monster. I think we like dragon slayer we go for the right tools, and then go at we go past fear and turn the wheel and make effective tools and bring it out to the world that there is light in the world that there is a soul in the world. And that we have a capacity to get rid of this manipulative control. And to find absolute. Deepest sense of control over ourselves because we own really own brain. We the onus of our happiness strengthen out. Dave Asprey asked me in this podcast win. What isn't Lightman, and please tell somebody else to say once I said, just be happy, strong and healthy interest bullshit, this soul. It's time foot is so to be here and guaranteed, and as I say, boss, any politics Bolic's, empower, and this and culture, and tradition and religion, the mother and back that is the same as New York. They just won't guarantee for the children happiness strengthen out and now because nobody was listening everybody indulging into religion and differences instead of the ghoul side of. All we just want to love kids, wasn't it. So that's what we want. And that's what we need to stand up and say go through science, no speculation anymore deter you had to speculate and to show, you differences, all respect it. Only kills at gifts about quality of life. No, health, depression, and people earning irrational amount of money and the outta one. Not I see people homeless, and I think it's still up. So until it is not solved that the unconditional love which everybody shoot. Oh, like owning their own mind. We have to keep on rich and. Stand up because fuck the past what all did and made our genetical way of thinking through apogee medics becomes genetics. And now, we are stuck in the Marsh, and we got a solve it. Yes. That's what we do. We stand up, and we say no to war, no to disease. No to depression. We say yes to happiness strength and health, and we prove it through signs, and that's makes us man. Yeah. That's powerful. We're in strange times right now. We are connected in ways that we never have been historically. But that connection is digital. It's it's temporal. It's not real. Meanwhile, we're more divided than ever certainly politically we have retreated to our respective silos and tribes, and we love to shoot arrows at each other. And. Signal to our respective tribe members that were a member in good standing well spending a lot of energy distinguishing ourselves from the other from them from the bad guy, whoever that is and this is reaching peak levels that I've never seen in my lifetime. And this call to return to our natural state. This idea that the mother in New York and the mother in Baghdad are truly one how do we return back to that understanding and that connection that can truly unify us and supersede and heal this divide that we're seeing right now that is that is perhaps our biggest disease. Yes. Heart disease and America's number one killer obesity rates through the roof, depression, the world's number one disability PTSD diabetes cancer. All of these things are killing people at an alarming rate while we're blindly decimating, the planet and. With our hands not on the steering wheel. Here. Like, this is a crisis of epic species ending proportions like we can't fuck around here, and we're running out of time. So the call to return to this primal state of breath of connection with each other and with nature as simple as basic as that sounds. It's still very threatening to the person who is very much a consumer in this society and program to behave in a certain way, you're asking them to do some very simple things. But it's interpreted as almost a threat or challenge to a way of life. That is so distinct from everything that they know and have been taught. Yes, if you learn a monkey to be a lion. All it doesn't behave like monkey anymore. We have lost from our true nature and with that with the capacities of our true nature, which is to learn to have control over the fool brain. I mean under percent because it's the mind the seed of the spirit of the soul and the soul as the purpose. And we think it is just something randomly chosen by religion Catholics, and Protestants and Islam EQ, and the outta to stress or whatever all these is just a difference is is a time space ego, which does have the real ability or capacity to go into deep apart of the brain and experience the unifying principle experience, which everybody. Spirituality is equal to everybody. It has no label only differences where we came from the time space perception and ego related to that those out of first baby steps, we learn how to conquer the power of the mind. So and then from there we learned from time space perception to go into timelessness and everything the souls presence. This ole now is confined is imprisoned, and what shows is disease and in all kinds of ways both mental and physical. It's because it's not bad. And it only shows. Hey, that's why you get sick. You can't cover it up with pills. Medicines killed him messages. All the time not go to col- how far because the power and money goes that way. And that's why it's prolonged and keep it on because people are ignorant, they lost hope and. The people if you really give them alternative to say science, then they are able to activate deep sense of hope within them. Now, this -ociety you come in. And you got to be the best position so become this. And that those are symptomatic tools you'll get because they everybody's via. And nobody knows that if you learned to control the power of the mind, you don't need because Beautiful Mind is very able to go pasta Thomas base. What is happening in the future resolving things from the past. That's why we and there is soul is inexplicable sole presence. That's why we are alive. And we got to know it and to be that flour. And then share it with every morning, and that's where we go. So. So. Era talking about it and say, okay, what what is the rea- way? Okay. I showed as the first woman now again in the brain scans like seven years ago. I showed it the tournament Nova system in immune system endocrine system and hormonal system ole can be very deeply influenced in four days with these guys opt amounted, we danced sucks of well being an extremes of NATO because they had the bow rope. The mind present like this innately day for everybody. But we always are in this field way comfort zone behavior. Confined the way we have learned this is the way we need to be no get out get into you. True nature, and you don't need only hope over there, you feel the power of your own mind being able to deal with anything that is out. There does absence of fear is a logical. Thing happening. So if you speak to experienced meditators people have been meditating for decades, they will share with you experiences that they have had glimpses of beyond or a sense of expanded consciousness and awareness and connection and unity. But for the most part, they will say these experiences are few and far between and they're fleeting. The more you practice meditation. The more you can drop in with greater facility, and it becomes easier. Just like anything that you practice. But this is a lifetime commitment, and you're here saying in four days, I can do I can basic now with our our within an hour now. What is it like the we talked about this last time, but the cold exposure in these feats that you've done those are the things that create the click bait titles, and that's what people wanna talk about when they're interested in. But my impression please correct me. If I'm wrong is that this is much more about the breath work, and the way that the breath and these meditative practices that teach. Our our our our portals or ways of garnering control over these traditionally thought uncontrollable aspects of our awareness, and our brain lizard, Jaren. Yes, it is. Absolutely. The rich. Good good to resume. Nice like diving board. I can use it dive in now I made on your next rant monologue. Yes. I'm here to rec- Arado right on. So the thing is mine too. Illness parked and I'm pulling season practitioners of mindfulness have been studied very well. Lot of research has been done like hundreds and hundreds of papers. And it all shows that they are able to tap in and Deepa power of the brain. Which is learning how to decrease blood flow in the service and get a deeper, and they become activists does Deepa part of the brain. And I feel like nice and good. And sometimes they peak and they get even deeper and that deepest part is the brains down and. That's rare. And now, they the professes after looking in the brain scans looking in my brain and my joke, but found compelling evidence that I possess brain activity in the brain sky. That's a joke that your brain is actually working. Yeah. It is. It's not new Albion. It's not new anymore. Okay. Secondhand thing. They said the part of the brain you mate act robustly activated. We never see in even with seasoned practitioners in mindfulness in different areas of the brain different deeper areas of the brain, and especially under stress and stresses tequila in society in people are not able to tap into depth of the brain, no more. And now we found a notable logical pathway into deepest part of the brain. And everybody is able to learn to activate that. And if you just repetitiously go a couple of times, then it becomes stronger this neurological pathway dust control from the surface of the brain into deep about of the brain and all able to go actively into the brain. You are able to go in old ways in between. That means oh the parts of the break in. Over we showed that the breathing technique. Is making hundred percent activity of the of the brain subtly neurology electric city is activated every way in the brain. It's a disco and dance is only beginning with when you are able to bring twenty five percent dominant. Blood flow, only in the surface of the brain. But now everywhere then the activation of the powers related to those parts of the brain all right within our control and will how much of that becomes under the ages of conscious control verses the activation than setting emotions some kind of autonomous processes that. Stimulate the immune response in the best and most healthy way. Like, what is the awareness level in terms of what's going on? Like, are you consciously like when you're in the and they're shooting the cold water, and you're you can't really do the breath work, but you're I presume entering into a meditative state like how much are you is it like an effort base thing? Or is it something that because of your history of doing this that your body just suddenly knows what to do like, I'm trying to understand for somebody who's listening to this who's coming in brand new and doesn't really understand? We're talking about like break this down into little chunks. People can really get a sense of of what the experiences like I thought it was going to be very difficult in the braids cone to show active sake mandating from the brain the body. Without moving without muscular activity without just lying. It just taught. Here comes the cold. Normally cannot do anything just my vote related to the cold coming onto body making body cold, and you cannot do with your sort nothing. And I thought it was going to be very difficult. But no, I learnt that in nature in numerous kinds of situations. Par example, climbing without gay. Steep rocks. Getting grams and thinking subway or being in a cylinder full of is often. Our got always this problem with kidneys. They become too cold. I can't think and WalMart my buddy from the inside out just by thinking or put a hand front of infrared camera and within a minute can make it to ten twelve. Degrees going up just your hand. Just my hat. Are you thinking that like are you just do it? Right. And so there I was in the brain scan, and I'm going to give it my shot. And what it because the terrible noise going on. They asked me to meditate at brains again this. Right. Machine. Yeah. Mandate on that. I just began to. Just to have a reference point of reference of my own brain being there. And what happened is felt no cold. It became wool. I even wonder off with my thoughts to the place and feel the warmth and. It is not difficult to learn to commend Debarati top down by told and be Damasio over your own physiology. And with that bringing happiness strengthen out anything that is out of balance back into balance. That's the power of our mind, and I learned in nature, and I say, you don't need to climb Mount Everest or go into is. Although stinks. They just a mirror that works. When you go into regular practice there in. About the power of the mind neurological at ways we invest in unhappiness, we invest in the wrong things. We don't want to be not happy about way, not being happy. As a result of the oxidative stress. Within us go through the blood brain barrier and take it away the balance between the serotonin dopamine and become depressed. We don't know how to deal with. Now, we found top down we to commend this over our hormonal system when anything is out of ballots, and once again, you don't need to go into the extremes. I I was a pioneer. I was discount. Now, I say the Adamy is over the that's the way it and we make simple on paper. This is the map by hacking map. And this is what you gotta do instead of going frontal into those. Emme lines and losing a whole lot of your life and time and miserable misery going into miserable. No, it is the space. And if you just do that, you becoming control of yourself and kind of be so easy. It is simplified. It's dare and if you invest into happiness trank. Well, you hard to commend deta. Stop number one change your era. What's what's interesting is that because you have done all of these crazy things swimming, sixty six meters under the ice cap and climbing of wrist and the intention behind all of those is to draw wariness to the power of the human mind, overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. But the crazier the feet the more easy. It becomes for people to just say you're crazy outlier that this is this still euros. But what I love about. You is is every time that argument comes up you deflected and say, no, this is like I do this to show. What's possible? I can teach this this is reckless replicable and put me in the MRI. Let's do all these studies like you've become this Guinea pig. I mean, we've only talked about two of the many many studies that you've done that time is again are showing things that previously. We thought to be impossible. And you're getting what's what's amazing is you've created this groundswell movement. I mean, I don't know five or six years ago. Nobody ever heard of you. Now, you're you're veering on becoming a household name. Everybody knows that you are the iceman cometh and your teaching these practices. You've created this scalable family business, where you're now teaching practitioners teach your methods, and this is creating this spider web. That is expanding expe. Financially with every day, and it's really cool to see. And you're getting coverage not just in vice but in medical journals, and people are paying attention to what you're doing. But what I see between the lines is still a reluctance of the traditional medical community to really embrace or pay attention to what you're doing. There's a Rolling Stone article that said something along the lines of like, look, he's done all this stuff, and everyone's verifying it. He's done these studies and still he's kind of being ignored. Yes. Right. So walk me through that. Yes. Ignorance ignorance is cold. And that's the basic of FIA based thinking genetically already under its and possibly thousands of years. It's the power system. Depowered system is still on people just want more and more couple of people and they never are satisfied. It's it's a it's a mind. So much in control over others, but not over themselves and so. They, you know, people empower not necessarily more happy than somebody else. It's just a they are crazy. Allies not me. I just wanted to be in nature. I want to be with my mother Fava with my kids and Ulta get happy strong and healthy. I think. I'm crazy out. Like, I'm crazy about my wife my life, and with that comes the whole family, and I'm crazy about fucking crazy and will stay being crazy. Those out of call values of happiness -tracting out, and they are present. So I think that's just and what I see in the world. Hey, man, anybody can see it doesn't make sense stare. It's the power system. It's the mainframe. It's the. The matrix. And I think we let now, but we are becoming big bega. We have beginning to settle into hope and trust and confidence of the people that we actually are innately built to be happy strong and healthy mon- conditionally. So that's why I go through these signs and lettuce face. You wanna battle inflammation, and chronic pain? Millions hundreds of millions out suffering from. Out immune diseases and pain, chronic pain and chronic diseases, and we found in answer easy answer to tackle that considerably for everybody. So you better think twice before you say no to this. Then another thing is the mental disorders and feeling the connection with your own hormonal system and get high on your own supply looks like hey, guys. You know, I go through Nuru signs and show for the first time in medical history that we have an innate capacity to get neurological kommt roll over our hormonal system and become happy strong and healthy. It's so mental office goodbye inflammation, causing diseases goodbye. By the way, kill number one card. Vascular related diseases a cold shower a day keeps the doctor away. How simple is it contraction and dilation of veins three times the world is within us, and you train it. If you just a little bit out of your comfort zone behavior and take cold shower off the hot one, then you tackle the serial killer to cardiovascular related disease makes more casualties than any wall. Nobody saying too much about it. It's a silence aerial Ila. And we you are able to tackle it through cultural and you'll own neurology. I'm going to take the coach our own regular basis and train vascular fitness, my vascular system, and thus becomes flexible and not a fool of sclerosis calcification, which is stopping the blood flow of going through. You get a lot more energy just. Take a cold shower physiologically, what is going on. It's it's anti-inflammatory. It's alkalis. Ing your blood. What else is happening? It's up to. We did this study Alkalis blood. We saw from low S a out of you call it a separation as. Fixation? Yes. As acidification we suffer from the that's where chronic chronic acidosis acidosis that got into the Vatican and do time it comes back into into the system, creating all these defects cold out immune diseases. Those are not my words by chemical professes. They say, and they said we have to come to late our colleagues in and university of to have found what a name Asian ninth place is this city is that city in the Netherlands, and that we found by pudding. Getting the end of talk seen inside we found a way to battle with the course of out immune diseases, which is inflammation Philemon, Tori, Marcus side to kids, and we bring them down within a quarter of our and. Part of that is closing. But not only in the blood in the Olympic system and Olympic system has a storage capacity the garbage, but you need to empty it. And if you don't at the moment comes back into system after years and years, and nobody knows how it really works. And now we found that we are able to tap into lymphocytic system and cleanse the blood the liquids, and how much of this is the breath work versus the cold exposure. It is the combination of these two together. Like how does that? Yes work. So I is is is is nice. And was if you learn how to deal with gradual colder, but a cold shower does trick coal Chow is really gets all enough to be the way a culture is happening right over here. That's cold. The tumor. Genesis the vascular fitness stimulation begins, and you will get more energy because we've got millions of primitive muscles with indefensible assistant, and they all become stock. So they helped the blood flow and stress of too much heartbeat goes down like twenty minutes twenty four hours a day. That means a lot of stress cost by too high a heart rate is going down. Hey solutia. How simple just take the cold shower. Do not even think about it. Just do it. You get a lot more energy. Because all these muscles begin to help the blood flow nutrients minerals oxygen, it brings it all to south and into cells. We got magic Andrea. They get derived stuff in the ride speed. And you get a lot of energy inside. And harake owes twenty twenty five. Beats a minute twenty four hours a day. Down. And there is the piece and while you are an action you become so much more in commend of this chemistry is when the hat subtly dura transmitters out able to command what is going on inside that is number eight network number eight the interception, which I showed that was thinking what comes. Temperature don't want it to go down didn't go down to thirty five minutes. Call war called I just stayed over there and completely flat neutral. Yes. Even one degree up. So that is how we have an ability to activate our body to be protected skin temperature or core temperature as contemporary, both go temperatures get temperature and the DNA now this what Baso in San Francisco, they say what this is like hormetic stress. It's a positive stress stimulates, it's not undergoing stress. It's you go to distress. You ought to one to activate that stress. You got it in control and with that you activate body to go to his most functionality, and they get a grip on and with that comes the innate capacity to become happy strong on healthy and out balance. What is out of balance, and it's all. If you could design like, what do we still need to study and understand like if you could design the ultimate study to better understand the phenomenon that you're speaking about what would that look like like, what do we need to do next to really dive deeper into what exactly is going on? I always say. No written of what set out for my drive is because of this soul this exp. All everybody has talking about. Nobody knows what got them at what it is. And I say this time we've got to bring this soul. Where it belongs with old coal values. It's it belongs to which is happiness strengthened health. It's pule. Goodness. It's inside of us. It's powerful. It's beautiful. It's called love and this love life and everybody needs to come back. And because nobody was listening. Everybody making wall and God is love and they make war between each other to kill each other. And this and that you're wrong. We are ride. The real experience of spirituality as my aim. I co it's the signs of the soul. But before that happens, we need to show that we are able to tackle a seemingly unsolvable meta slight, depression, bipolar, inflammation, chronic pain, anxiety, FIA PD of the trauma dose the real terrorists. That's tackled that first and then get into the right condition of DNA deepest control over the deepest of the brain, and deepest of the physiology up till fabric when everything is being able willfully to be reached an influence in nothing remains to Seoul is day. And it could be revealed. It can reveal itself to you. Yes. People are scared of love though. Love the greats power of the universe. Yeah. Yeah. You wanna be able to with a thousand pushups enormous swatch, and that kind of muscles and know a whole lot and all that it's quite ings. Fia based love the family going back there, and recognizing that beauty is old there and embrace it and being able to be proud like Masai warrior with the lions over there and a little lambs over here and in between consciousness that consciousness, of course, she should be fared because it is the greatest power of the universe. But as inside as tangible, we make excessive will and clear and effective. In the last two years since since you were here. I'm sure you've worked with hundreds if not thousands of people, and now you have all these instructors out there conducting workshops and spreading this message and working with people. What are some of the case? Studies of like transformations that people have undergone worked with me. Yes. We got so many thousands of people. Let me expand people are out there doing this right now. I think millions I think Mary and it's on. But I think it still the whole will shoot know that there is a non-dogmatic choice to be happy strong and healthy Avidan based. That is what I won't do. No dock Ma round is. It's just say look look this. You don't have to choose your happiness strike their help. But the ability to become that is there. So we got about forty thousand and more testimonials of people who are completely healed of their disease variety of diseases as much as diseases exist on this planet. So. It gifts absolutely course to study mall because I think this natural. We found is unlimited. It's only inaugurating a new dimension through a different paradigm into the power of our mind within our control their soul itself is knocking at our door. So I was training. The navy seals in pool Haba when and drove up the was the body was thing I'm gonna I'm gonna teach these guys day two. It was at a because I always say things. And then just before the bar. I got mail of a GP practitioner woman. Doctor. Giving me this mail. I read it out. Not just for myself. Hello. I'm Jen loss you jammed from third storey down 'cause I had it with a paid a woke up in hospital. My brother told me about you. And what you do about the Atanas this. And and now I just wake up every day. I'm happy and strong. I'm confident I love you GB, Jen. So and so then I went to navy seals is that that's Windass. Fucking would this war on exile? And bring real peace there because this is the war really going on in all the world navy seals sleep deprivation, a lot of stress lot is they go. Doing the breathing and convincing them that they are income not the general of their own that they are the and you have to sometimes you shut shut shut up and get in become the commend consciously and start with your own Beautiful Mind and power of your mind and to give some water to you got flowers Wilco. Well, I'm sure they loved it because they're already I mean, that's population of Dale very familiar with discipline always trying to sort of control their reactions, and they have to be dialed in on such a higher level than the average human being. They I would think that this is like this is like the advanced placement course in in how to comport themselves under high stress situations to function at their peak. Yes. And for that the cold is a grade Meera coast cold as 'specially ice, cold water is really stressful on the cells, biology, and our mind, absolutely. So the Colt we use as a mirror to develop more skills of the mind and refined them and develop a mole and tuned in Batta. And and that's it and the cold is of no use anymo-. But a cold shower a day keeps the doctor wait keeps on going. It's nice. You don't have to take care of your body. If you just go into coach because it will take of your body. Yeah. Have you or any of these studies looked at the impact of of these techniques on addiction? Yes. A lot of people who fall in a abbess when they are no longer a dictate because this this substance is gone and the reactions and actions caused by the substance, they are not being triggered. So breathing helps greatly to fill up that gap. So yeah. And Bree like if you had to if somebody had to choose between the breath work or the cold or you probably don't even wanna make that decision. Do I say breathing? The way I learned about debris ding is because of the cold because what do you do when you go into Google? That's what you do. You learn to go more into profound breathing because then you are able to change the chemistry which is opposing the impact coming in that you need to change the chemistry is done by deep breathing because we wear all the clothes. That's why we become shallow in our breathing. So I say to people mind about this that you are building up a deficit of the right chemistry. Your body Tunis deep breathing and conscious breathing during the day. Sometimes it's off afraid it's out there. And just. Consciously consciously means the neurology. It goes pit with the chemistry. You'll learn to really to in with the right chemistry in your body making it L kaline to level of lymphatic system. The garbage getting out and Lenzing it's old it and so walk me through like a day in your life. You're traveling all the time. Do you set aside time during the day to do it diligent practice, or is this something that you're just persistently doing throughout the day like constantly, reminding yourself and bringing your awareness back to the breath automatically in this composition? Sometimes. Raton. And that's only when you let me talk that. Yes. Right. And. Cold showers love to take and I'm not exaggerating. I'm not a, you know going into Momal puritan. Kind of training yoga training and abstinence. No, I take it all like my afternoon to drink a nice little bay. I like it. I'm not a as Keita yoki or I can be skated yoki. But that's enough. I need to be enjoy. No you do. The world. You're a man of you're not you're not an aesthetic. You're not going to be living in the caves in the Himalayas. But when you hear those stories of those yogis who meditate for months on end or or become breath. Areas are those apocryphal do you believe in that? I tried to Terry sputter example. Yeah, they have sometimes loss of energy and into coal to you need energy. So I trained them into cold and through the breath work. And do not all Aji of their brain, which is also conditioned within their confines. They're able to gain a whole lot more power over themselves over the energetic metabolic process in on Sal level. And all that yet they feel better after so yogis yoga's shoot to get out of their caves and begin to teach what they found instead of being egotistic little shitty. Selves. On so beautiful. I'm not turn it down. India right now calling for me, also so. The wise people do not longer only come from the from the east. It's now him right here. I look at one. And we we bring consciousness we bring love and understanding to the people that makes us men that makes us universal. That makes us to one of the things. I love about your your story is that it's a very human story. It's almost this Joseph Campbell. Warriors path that you've been on that was really birth out of out of grief and pain with the passing of your wife. Oh, yes. That kind of led you into this world of self discovery. And there's a beautiful full circle aspect to this because your teaching people how to overcome their depression, and their and their pain and their suicidal because lottery or normally would suicide now no longer because of exactly what you find is defeated silica. I began in grief. My wife jumped from eight storey down, I was left alone with four kids. No money. There was I had to survive. My kids made me survive nature ill and then began to see what was the effective mode of dole. And. Was able to transmit this to other people, and I began I had to to show it within scientific laboratory settings experiments research. I was on. And now, we focus if I would have known what I know. Now would have saved be able to save my own wife, so dose will are in these situations where they are in fool despair of having their beloved in depression, bipolar in incomplete out of control brain, we got now and and doors by signs way to tap into the brain and make the chains. You labile beloveds do not only love bring nonsense mental function -ality activity to work them. And. Get done. It's beautiful, man. What do you think people? Most misunderstand about you. I looked like crazy motherfucker. But I am crazy. The thing is I'm gonna also changed the world. And that is normally he's crazy motherfucker. Yes. But I'm changing do. So do understand that. All right. So we gotta wrap this up here in a minute. But I want to. I want I want to know what you mean when you say nature can be merciless. But righteous, which is something you say often. If you go if you find yourself on climbing without get there is no mostly to have to think grams away. Otherwise, you die. You come blocked where you are under the is you gotta find a way outta do. Not go into panic and paranoia because it kills you. It gets you out of control. Or a. Mount Everett's in a wide. You gotta find a way otherwise you freeze to death and many other situations have led to me. Yeah. Nature is merciless. But at that moment, you always have a get where you can't find a way out trust deeply trust and be confident that you don't need because you have to control over your mind, even in the greatest of despair and dacas of your moments to get out because the light is the love the love is the universe. And we got him the mind. Truly is the final frontier. Yes. Yes. And you are you are an astronaut into the deep recesses of uncharted geography of consciousness and the brain. And I commend you for that, man. This is this is. This worthy work for your life. And you're doing much good for humanity, and it's greatly appreciated. What schools that it's really been done outside of any mainstream media? I mean, you you did the vice documentary, and you get covered in various places, but it's YouTube and podcasts and really this new form of media that is really helping to spread your word. And I think it speaks to the power of how. Of of how storytelling has shifted in the way that we receive it as a culture, and I wish you well. Thank you want to. After this. We go out and teach me like a quick breath practice. Yes, we can share with people. So for people that are listening to this. We'll put that up on YouTube and everybody can get get a little taste of of women the work that he does. I know you guys are onto tour right now and your teaching workshops, you wanna let people know where they can find out about that. And come and see you and take one of these workshops and. Blow there. Thank you. Thank you for the space. It's the Wim Hof. That's my method wasn't me who made that up. It was somebody, but nice women have method dot com. We will be in New York Miami next month and San Francisco, Los Angeles. They'll right now, we go to Vancouver and just be because when I talked to a crowd two people. Then it's always knew I just relate to what I feel. I trust my feeling and to come up with the with the right answers. Right understanding clarity. And that's because we Detroit are like a tribe. So we have to come up with existent blockages of energy at that moment and for that alive. Experience is alive experience. That is nice. That's good. No one thing we found the gateway into deepest of the brain. And the power of the mind is future. And we are in control of that. And with that comes the absolute guarantee of happiness, strength and out. I would not want anything more love for you. And for me and for everybody, my friend. Yes, cool. You should be doing how come you? Don't have a TV show. Are you doing a documentary? Like, do you have any of that kind of thing in the works? Yes. Maybe my daughter knows. What do you say the documentaries coming? Coming. No TV show. All right. So we have a grace. Even show. Why don't we do? You wanna do that TV show with you? All right. And play. All there you go. All right to come back and talk to me again. Muscial brother. Yeah. Tease consciousness. Yes. All it's all. Yep. All right, buddy. What a gem what a true gift Hannity that off is pretty sure they broke the mold with that guy. And I hope he bent your mind a little bit and helped you gain a greater perspective on what's possible in this human experiment, and we are all collectively conducting quick reminder that you can watch this conversation on YouTube at YouTube dot com slash ritual as well as a separate standalone instructional video there of win and all his beautiful glory walking me step by step through his breathing technique. 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"This. Is Episode Two, thousand, one, hundred, and fourteen of the daily Meditation podcast. I'm Mary Mickley and I welcome you back here. You are getting ready to give yourself permission to slow down and connect to the best part of who you are, and it really is all about slowing down because even in these days of pandemic when you may feel as though, you'd like to have a little bit more access to do the things you want to do still your emotions maybe running high and that can take a toll. In fact, this weeks series is all about helping you release those negative emotions that are like a thief stealing away some of the best moments of your life. In this week's ceres, we've been exploring the ancient wisdom of one of the most famous Indian sages. Tanjile who wrote the classic Yoga Sutras Yoga, means, union, or unity and the Yoga Sutras. Are Representative of living a life with a higher state of consciousness. Feeling unified or connected. And in today's episode, you're going to discover a meditation technique to help you. Feel not only united or connected within yourself, but also with others with the world around you. And in these days. Of certainty. where? There's Not a lot of trust at least where I live in the United States and I know in many other countries as well. With many of our major institutions such as our political economic. Health Care Education. Even our spiritual and religious institutions have. disappointed. US In many cases not to say that we have given up hope on everything necessarily I'll vote there is that too where there's definitely that going on today. Potentially, offers with the Yoga Sutras a way for you to feel unified within yourself. To feel connected. This is through living. A life where you incorporate a lot of the principles of. Yoga and meditation which he called the Yomise. And we explored the first Yama. A few weeks ago of non harm or loving kindness. And the Second Yama. In last week's series and that had to do with. Non Line or truthfulness. Well this week you are exploring non stealing. And this is in regard not only to. Taking away something from someone stealing but also Greed. And negative thoughts and actions. which take away from the quality of your life. So think about. Your emotions this week you have had a challenge. Your challenge is to notice when your emotions are. More. In regard to your sympathetic nervous system where you're feeling them spy where you have this. Rush. Shoving Or your para sympathetic nervous system where your emotions can become. Even to allow. Where you feel as though, you just can't get out of bed or you see no hope. This is like a roller coaster. You may feel the you are on these days. And that is norma when we rely on. The world outside around us. To make us feel secure. When you begin to as tangibly was suggesting begin to. Develop these qualities within yourself. That make you a better person. The world becomes a better place, and if enough of us do this, we create a new life. Let me share with you what of Pantano lease quotes? He. says. When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project. your thoughts, break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations. Your conscious expands in every direction and you find yourself in a great new and wonderful world. So. As you settle yourself down and get ready to meditate. I invite you to focus on a chocolate your seventh Chakra, which is at the crown of your head. This is your highest Chakra Chagas are considered to be. Energy within your body were you harbor emotions and memories the giant Yogis such as potentially believed that justice you have Oregon, such as your heart and your lungs that. Help. You. Physically You also must have some kind. Of. System within you that helps you process emotions. They don't just disappear. In fact, our emotions can impact how we feel physically. So. As you begin to relax your mind and body. No as always the SIP and own meditation APP offers. Thirty minute guided meditations. Every day, you can try the APP for two weeks free. You get a guide and a journal with each weeks series. So after you do your mini meditation today and you feel like you want a little more that is an option for you. So, when you begin to notice your mind and body relax. Notice. Where you harbor tension within you. And name the emotion you may be feeling. If you're feeling your emotions spike. and. escalated. You might. Experience feelings such as this. Anxious. Uncertain tents. Constricted. nodded. If you experience emotions that bring you down. You may feel heavy. Harlow empty. Frozen dark. So just get in touch with how you feel. And then consider. Times in. Your. Life. When you felt connected with a world around you. Not only connected within. You felt as though you're sharing your gifts. Your unique qualities with the world in only the way you can. Consider, this. This is the quality of your seventh highest Chakra. Color is. He purple or a light soft pink. Color. Right at the crown of your head. Letting go. Of Your Ego and who you are and what you need and what you want but. What we all need. How you fit into The big. Reality of the world. Continue to focus. On feeling more connected with the world around you. And as you do. At some point, let go of your thoughts and sit in stillness. Not. Thinking of anything at all simply. Being who you are. You are so worth slowing down for.
Stimulate This 'Unique Nerve' To Experience Deep, Healing, Relaxing And Restful Sleep
"One of the biggest challenges people have these days is that they're not able to get deep healing relaxing and restful sleep is that you? It seems like a puzzle that's difficult to solve. What should you do to relax? How can you switch off your stress? Is that a way that you can tap into your inner pharmacy to create a natural sleeping bill in this episode, going to share with you a quick natural technique that you can use at your home to feel completely relaxed in minutes and get good quality sleep. But before we begin if you are interested in this topic and About how you can use ancient wisdom to calm your mind relax your nervous system and distressed to make sure that you hit the subscribe button on your apple device or if you using another device, make sure that you share this with your friends and family. When you hit subscribe does something special to the Algorithm which ensures that people who would not normally come across this part caused actually come across it. So make sure that he supporters and hit subscribe Quick story before I, begin giving you the exact technique yesterday I was doing a livestream with an facebook group demonstrating this specific technique, and after that I went straight to working on my computer, and this was about ten fifteen pm. But as soon as I went on the computer and started doing my work, I began to feel a bit drowsy I began to feel sleepy. And my head was getting heavier and heavier until I just brought my head on my table. And it didn't make sense until I realized the fact that I had just done that technique. I. Demonstrated that Technique Did Accident Dia Body and prepare for sleep. So this does work and I would encourage you to try out yourself but promise me one thing don't attempt to do this technique while you're driving or if you're in water or a place that needs your full attention because this is it bar for technique do this only if you're at home and need to fully relax where you not be disturbed because this is awful and it will change your state in minutes. So let's begin stepped one. Especially, when you're doing Brett work and throughout the day, make sure that you're breathing in through your nose breathing through your nose ensures that you get just that I'd quantity of oxygen and not too much because too much oxygen can cause more damage than good as explained in previous episode oxygen is like fuel for yourself you need just a right amount of. Fuel to produce energy do much few land. It could lead to oxidative damage to your tissues and organs, and you don't want to damage your against the other benefit of reading through news is that your nose contain these nose hairs right which act as filters. So you're ensuring that the quality of air that you're breathing is good and because of those same. Filters and the structure of your news the that's coming in is nice and warm, which again is conducive to relaxation fort benefit of breathing in through your nose is that when you breathe through your nose, there's nitric oxide the guess created from the back of your nose and your sinuses, which then goes into your lungs and this helps dilate your air passages. In your lungs annual blood vessels allowing the oxygen, which you're inhaling to go much more effectively into where it's needed for energy production. So the oxygen goes into your Mitochondria, which is the powerhouse of your cell that leads to energy production line breathing in through your nose is good for you when you breathing out, make sure that you're breathing out through your mouth. How and when you're breathing out, imagine that you're breathing out through a straw or that you're fogging a mirror. And you can make this salad old because it really enhances the expedients. Now, adding this slight resistance, right when you're making the shape of a straw as you're breathing out as the effect of activating your batter sympathetic nervous system, the part of your nervous system that is responsible for resting they're responsible for digesting your food for healing for cellular repair and most barley immune building because guess what it is a pandemic season, you are very your masks, but also you need to boost your immune system. You see our autonomic system has two main parts and this is really interesting. I'M NOT GONNA, make it to scientific I'm going to keep it simple sort of all of you can really understand this one of the. Parts is the sympathetic nervous system, which is the fight or flight part. When our ancestors noticed is sable to tiger a few meters ahead in the Bush this system would get activated because guess what when you're close to a Predator that wants to kill you and eat you, you can't go Is this a good hearted lion? Is this line really hungry or let me go you don't have the time to think rationally. You need to run away from the tiger, and that's why all your energy and your blood supply were rush towards your hands and legs so that you can sprint away from there, and hopefully, if you were still alive and at a safe distance from that dagger, your body would then send a signal. For, your better sympathetic nervous system, which is your rest and Digest System to get activated because now that the model danger is no longer there, the bodies resources can be focused on other critical functions like digestion, immune building, and critical thinking. Because, think about it as a man or woman, you'd probably have to make those beautiful paintings right and for that you need your Bryn. But these days you're not really running from the tiger what you are running from is that deadline you are running from your bosses emails, you are running from your bills. And you might be running from other people's expectations of you think about it. What are you really running from? That's a lot of stress right and this type stress is different because. it's chronic and it is constant. So your body isn't automatically turning off your negative stress response which can lead to headache, which can lead to migrants, which can lead to discomfort in other chronic conditions are even immune does artis, which is why we need certain breeding Dick. Nixon to let the body. No. Or should we dealt the body that it is? Okay. There is no need to stress out. We need to focus on relaxation and going to sleep. So the I remember breathing three knows outremont does that make sense into knows and our to them that we're going to do a four by eight technique which means you inhale Sui knows for about four counts. And exile out of your mouth for eight counts does that make sense? You see when you extend your eggs e mails. Now. It has the effect of stimulating your vagus nerve. What is the vagus nerve? That's a great question. vagus nerve is the longest nerve in your body starting from the bottom of your brain stem, going down your neck down your chest all the way to your stomach. So it's a very long nerve. And, it's named of Aga's with stems from vagabond, which implies that it's literally roaming all around your body and is connected with the major organs, including your lungs and your landings and your heart. You're done your stomach and your interstates. So when you extend your exile. Oh. And ensure that it's twice as long as you're inhale then it has the effect of stimulating the vagus nerve, which then sends harmonizing signals all across your body, and this my friend is something you feel within seconds. Just this morning I was a guest on the podcast and I demonstrated this technique and the host was like dude. This works right. Now to really amplify this relaxation response, we're going to use a or we're going to internet a mantra on the way out on the exile. Now, the stoning or humming further stimulates the vagus nerve and does all sorts of things to really allow you to relax allow you to unwind allow you to stress and feel drowsy feel sleepy. In fact, in my opinion, it is better and more effective than any sleeping pill, but don't quote me on it it just my opinion. So the mantra that we're going to do for this demonstration is on all miss the primordial mantra of Yoga and very powerful and healing. So I really DIG Adiba Bredon. Stoop three for an out to Tahiti four, five, six, seven, eight. In through the nose. Two three four and out later go two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight is extending the exists. David Allen. Two three for how two. Three, four, five, six, seven, and eight narrow. When you blew out, imagine that you're blowing out through a straw or that you're fogging Amirah this is a very important part of the breathing practice. In. A. In. Cisco. So. Fully and. Making Sense. Let's start humming the mantra now to really amplify this relaxation response in. Oh Take it all into the service. Oh. Dig It all and into the non. Lead Go. ooh. into the nose. Oh So. You're not really extending exile, but you're also humming the own mantra, which is like a double whammy for stimulating your vagus nerve and sending this beautiful harmonizing the all across your body while I can already feel that tingling i. can feel the ticket listen session I could feel my body too lax and it's fascinating how fastest works? Stride again in. Out. into the nose service OH. In once again. Oh ooh. Alleged Oh Wow. Gently relax. How you feeling? You can keep doing this for about five maybe ten minutes depending on how Paul does you need but I feel if I do some more than averages leap off and forget about regarding the session. But check in with yourself. Do feel a bit more relaxed. Do you feel a bit more relaxed? Do feel more calm do you feel a little drowsy or sleepy? Feel better now compared to before you started this episode. If you liked this quick short technique. Then you will definitely enjoy our Sunday morning breath work circles because it's not just breath work. It's an entire expedience you listen to some beautiful uplifting music. We'll do some ecstatic dance routines. When might do some mantra meditations similar to this we'll do some deep breathing to help you relax to help you unwind to help you de-stress to feel blissful and a lot of our members say that after these sessions, they're able to see colors labeled expedience sensations that able to have these magical moments that able to see light inside their mind and so it's different with every person, right? But you will feel really special, and in fact this, Saturday August twenty nine, twenty twenty am hosting a yoga healing breath work intra workshop for people who are new to our community and want to get a dissed of this injured practice. It's going to be about forty minutes in length this workshop what I'll give you an introduction into Yoga Brett's work and teach you some simple. But Bah, full breathing techniques will also do do rounds of Soma energized meditation so that you feel the energetic shift within and you will feel it I was going to charge aboard six dollars and ninety nine cents for this intro workshop where because I want everyone in. Our community everyone that's listening especially an opportunity to check this out and pricing this workshop at ninety nine cents. I told my friend about this pricing and she told me Ejei yourself audible did you're competing with the dollar store and she's right but I wanted to keep this intra workshop is really affordable so that everyone can join in partic in this global experience because people from UK and Australia and India Canada and USA join these sessions and I WANNA help you my friend COMU- mind get better sleep boost your immunity, which is so needed right in this pandemic phase we're in right now. So for ninety nine cents, you can join us on zoom. Live because the dustic bliss live at two PM Pacific Five PM Eastern and we will breathe and we will heal together. So if this makes sense. If this expedience calling you the make sure you grab your ticket to our Saturday breath work session. Go to my seven juxtapose dot com forward slash bread work intro at my seven word my seven juxtapose dot com forward slash Brett work intro but if the time has already elapsed and if you're listening to this a couple of months down the line, then just join our facebook group because that's where I make all the announcements for our future workshops. Go to my seven Chuck Dot. COM FOLLOWER SLASH DR I b e tribe might chuck. Dot Com slash tribe, and if you have any comments or feedback or if you'd like to share a testimony about today's episode and just shoot me an email at Aj at my seven chuck it is dot com AJ at my sewing. Chocolate is dot com love to connect with you. Make sure you follow me on Instagram at my seven chuck it does and finally if you like my work, then support this part gaffe by writing a honest. 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Health & Fitness Fact Of The Day: Yohimbine - 20 Minute Fitness Episode #125
"On everyone welcome back to the episode of Twenty Minute Fitness Today. We're looking at a particular ingredients. Alton found in fat burning supplements uh-huh and pre workouts on. This is called him before we look into this. Thank you to our sponsors shape shape building a three bodies cutting scale and for more information you can head to shape scale dot com. It's really awesome piece of tax. Check it out. And by the way we're also an Amazon Echo as wells who simply say Alexa play. Health and fitness factor the day by twenty minute fitness to listen to these short episodes so once kick this one off with a study is called the effects of you. Him Been on body composition exercise performance in soccer players to the twenty top level nails over players allocated into to run the liaison trials. That were the you haven't been group. Who Orally ingesting jesting tablets? That can take Twenty days on the subjects in the placebo group the heart an equal number of identical pills. That contain cellulose. So we'll they found and was that there were no statistically significant changes in body mass of muscle mass within or between trials however the percentage of body fat significantly decreased in the hymning group after the supplementation protocol they also found no differences in performance indicators but obviously nonetheless they found that in been supplementation can be a suitable boo fallow strategy in athletes before we move on from this. It's obviously important to say about their anti countless number of studies that do find opposing information's just because this one one shows the pros for thoughtless him been doesn't mean they all will. I also want to remind you the states that we're talking about supplements that means that we should remember. No supplement complement can replace a balanced healthy lifestyle. Where you're eating nutritious foods in suitable balance volumes and you'll do a regular exercise? It's not a magic fixed to you your lifestyle see him. Then what is it so you him. Bay is the name of an evergreen tree found in parts of central and western Africa and the bulk of you may contains a chemical compound called you him being which is used to make medicine. You're him Bay supplements or list Bark extract or your him being the active ingredient. It's important to note that you him. They products containing manmade you him being hydrochloride as ingredient on not illegal to sell dietary supplement in the. US are definitely look out for this. So so you mean is commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction. But it's also become a growing trend among bodybuilders and athletes to help promote fat loss south during this or house supposed to do this you him being affects the body by stimulating. The sympathetic nervous system activates the bodies fight or flight response so it's directing directing the body's rapid involuntary response to dangerous or stressful situations is a flash flood of hormones that boost the body's alerts nurse and heart rate and so warm and this causes chemicals called catecholamines to be released into your bloodstream which can raise body temperature and blood pressure. CATECHOLAMINES are hormones. Made Eight Ball your adrenal glands which are located until your kidneys and these include dopamine and epinephrine for example and these chemicals can bind and with fat cells virus sceptres and these receptors are known as ADR energy receptive. They act sort of like a locking key mechanism and this can initiate fat-burning so far sales have two types of receptors. For these chemicals they have Alpha Septum Beta receptors and these receptors operate very differently the physiology behind this is quite complex. But what you need need to know is that when col means bind beach receptors fat cells mobilized for burning when they bind to Alpha receptors the cell to mobilize and furthermore the adipose tissue. which is we call? Fats in the body contains higher levels of Alpha receptors than others meaning economy more resistant to mobilization allies ation than other fat deposits being hard to lose weight in that particular or fats are in that particular area but here comes in him being so you him be a high of thirty four who alpha receptors the ones that don't mobilize fat cells were burning and points the more easily than beat receptors. So once he him his bound of a fat sell it turns runs off the Alpha receptor in a sense which allows the catecholamines in your blood to bind to Beta receptors. Instead so in other words you him being can prevent let your fat cells alphabet centers from stopping fat loss if that makes any sense so hopefully given more scientific look into what's going on with him gene. How can potentially help with fought loss and stubborn fat loss as well and the other sort of benefits you can potentially expect from him and supplementation a slight the increase in energy a slight decrease in appetite again why it might be good for promoting fat loss and a slight increase in resting metabolic rate and fat loss? But before we were thinking really this is a miracle ingredient. Remember eight isn't it doesn't come without. Its potential side effects. These might be causing stomach. Upsets exhortation tremors sleep problems. Housing's -iety definitely. Please consult your doctor before looking to take any subtle movie him. Remember not take any of the been hydrochloride and just make sure. Oh you are speaking to a medical professional to find out if it's something that you can take these supplements. They shouldn't replace a balanced diet. We're doing lots lots of exercise as well and also studies to sort of save. Your been doesn't have these fat loss promoting abilities as well. There's always going to be opposing studies as I've mentioned. Hopefully that's helped you understand. David Moore has been in the past. But it's something for you to keep an eye out if you are. Someone is trying in fat burning supplements or pre workouts again. A lot of controversy over weather fat burning supplements actually work or not but as a topic for another time. Say uh-huh catchy very soon and we'll give you some more information on health and fitness topics.
23 January: How stress can cause grey hair, and the attitude needed to tackle climate change
"Live like it sounds so simple no own but now the data's finally not only refreshing but at some level astounding nature. Welcome back to the nature podcast. This Week the roots of stress related gray hair and the attitude needed to tackle climate change. I'm Nikko Benjamin Thompson. Aw I up on the show this week. We've got a story about a paper which looks something that's becoming quite close to my heart. Why hair goes gray but before we get into it? Let's look at how Harris colored in the first first place so within every half oracle is a poll of cells cold. Melania site stem cells which differentiate into the pigment producing cells. That had color to growing hair strands but these men on the site stem cells. Eventually start to dry up as humans get older so they're not available available to top up. The pigment producing cells and hair starts to gray but age isn't the only reason for graying hair stress has long believed to play a role in it to his. Your Chase Su from Harvard University in the US. I think with regard to dress. There are definitely lots of speculations about the potential connection between stress and here grain. I guess however before our work there was no firm Santa Fe evidence at least linking the two CS plenty of anecdotal evidence. Look at a picture of a world leader entering office and then look at one of them when they stepped down for example but now Yonge and colleagues report direct direct evidence of how stress can cause haggling in mice at least in the first instance yard and her colleagues wanted to show that stress was indeed capable. We'll inducing hair grain and they did so by subjecting groups of mice with black coats to different types of physical or psychological stresses and these mice did indeed show signs of growing a lot faster than they normally would strongest effects were seen when mice were injected with a compound known as Artie Ex. It's an analog of the active ingredient in Chili peppers to find out what was going on. Yonge looked at the hair. follicles of these mice and saw that stress was having a big effect on their millennium science stem cells. The stem cells are lost actually in some severe cases within five days. So that's actually short which was actually a huge surprise to us? Without the stem cells there was no way to replenish the pigment producing cells and so the mice started to gray. But knowing that it happens wasn't enough. Yonge wanted to work out exactly. How stress triggers the loss of these stem cells? There have been theories that the immune immune system plays a role in stress related hair graying but JACCI showed the immuno-compromised mice still win gray. When injected with Artie X. so their search search for a culprit continued? We then thought that maybe cortisol a stress hormone may be involved but it turns out to be wrong again in humans. Cortisol levels are often raised response to stress however mice they were unable to make cortisol like hormones. Still when gray after being injected with Artie X.. WCHS so you went back to the joint board again. So essentially after a lot of negative results we finally found that stress triggers here agreeing through Abbott nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for a stress response known as the fight or flight response. Have you ever felt l.. Your heart dot racing when you hear a sudden loud bang. That's your sympathetic. Nervous system kicking in and not just wide up to the heart thing about innovates invasive essentially all organs including this thing and English speaking the nerve fibers innovate each hair follicle so the nerve fibers. I actually enclosed. Contact was the stem cells. That are important in regenerating pigment during the fight or flight. Response the sympathetic authentic nervous system releases a neurotransmitter from the ends of nerve fibers. That neurotransmitter is no adrenaline also known as nor epinephrine and and it turns out that noradrenaline has quite an effect on monoxide stem cells. What happened is the stem cells? I become hyper proliferative. which which means that? Divide like crazy than they start to differentiate to become this pigment producing cells. So was it differentiate they start to migrate Mike Great out from the hair follicle to other regions of the skiing many hair. follicles have lost all of the Milan's essences so that when the picnic cannot be made anymore. And the hair lose its color and this process was not reversible. Once the stem cells were gone. No pigment could be made however jacci colleagues showed that suppressing the stress induced proliferation of the stem cells prevented Hay grain and they also showed that blocking the release of noradrenaline or chemically disabling. The sympathetic nervous system meant that stress had no effect on the mices hair color Christopher Devon from the University of Virginia in the US researches nervous system development and has written a news and views article about the new work. He was impressed with the thoroughness of the research. Now so this is really remarkable. It's been almost anecdotal. That stress can cause premature graying but nobody is really understood the mechanism activism by which that happens the shoe lab. Did this really beautiful series of experiments kind of basically saying okay. Well cure all the different things that happen during stressors Enter Kunar reaction. There's a neuron reaction there's an immune reaction and we're just gonNA one by one. Take them out and by doing that. Molecular Dissection Essentially Ashley they found that it's really the neuronal component of the fighter flight component that caused the depletion of these stem cells. Of course this work was done in mice and humans humans may react differently. JACCI does have some evidence to show that noradrenaline does have an effect on human stem cells in vitro but she emphasized nice that. It's early work Christmas as that. This research throws up other things to look at too. I think maybe the most obvious question is whether or not what this mechanism stress-induced Greg is the same as age related graying. It would be interesting. You know in the future to age mice and just kinda modulate. What's going on with their sympathetic nervous system to see if you can slow down graying or speed it up? I think that there are some more esoteric questions like is Zor and evolutionary component to this and you know. I think that there are therapeutic implications. Could this be used to have anti graying therapies any therapies. These would be a long way off as this new work is just the start of the story it does appear to answer how stress can cause graying but why does the system exist. Stole the real answer is I don't know I think we do have speculations of why this might be important and and you know my lab is working hard to think about if we can essentially tasked whether they are specific reasons of why is this happening thing at first flies. Maybe what's important. Is that the sympathetic nerve provides a way to modulate the the behavior of Milan's stem cells. So that the stem cells Patisserie. Can we add very quickly to other things. For example you know light for example extol. You'll be something that you do onto produce pick men very quickly that was yard Shay Su from Harvard University. You also heard from mm Christopher Ditman from the University of Virginia you can read your Jay's paper and Christopher News and views over at nature dot com later in the show will be hearing about the latest on an outbreak of a new virus in Asia. That's some research is concerned. But first here's this week's search highlights read by done folks the Boons of twenty two giant ground. sloths found in Ecuador suggests that he's elephant. Sized herbivores may once have lived in herds researches of analyzed five hundred and seventy-five bones from a fossil site in Ecuador and found the remains of adult and juvenile giant ground. sloths that seemed to have died. On Mass. The fossils were found in what may have once been a marshy environment containing the law of digested plum matter. In the form of fossilized Dung this suggests that these slavs may have been wallowing in mud a similar behavior to modern animals animals such as hippopotamuses given the range of ages observed and that the remains were found in a single facility for US layer the team prophesized the slops offs lived in a group and perished at the same time possibly a first for a disease that spread fruit. I WanNa read that paper in full payday. Media Joker fee payday climatology paleobiology fallout from atom. Bombs could be used. I used to bed end to counterfeit whiskey. Scans vintage whisky is big business with one bottle fetching over one million. US dollars in two thousand eighteen now researches of the University of Glasgow found a way to accurately date different samples of Scotch and they do it using the large amount out of carbon fourteen deposited in the atmosphere the atom bomb tests of the twentieth century. The new technique compares the ratio of carbon fourteen thirteen and twelve twelve and a sample against the values of a whiskey with known production dates. They've already found multiple imposters including one drink purportedly from eighteen sixty free that was actually made after two thousand seven drink-up Latte research radiocarbon. Let me take you back to just over. Four years ago on the twelfth of December Twenty fifteen at the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference. The Paris Agreement was adopted. After the disappointment of previous cult meetings the Paris agreement was widely considered to be a success now now finally states were committed to take substantive action on climate change fast forward to the present day. And we've seen temperature records broken heatwaves droughts I am wildfires whilst you can argue whether or not these out direct consequences of climate change it certainly the case that they are at least made eight more likely by it and it seems clear. The most countries aren't doing enough to change things. The climate action tracker an independent tracker ACA of government. Climate action suggests that the majority of the biggest Mrs taking insufficient action on climate change the UN also recently currently released the emissions got proposal which suggests that the current pledges will only limit woman to free point two degrees c away away from the one point point five degrees. The international climate change suggests will allow us to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. This year twenty twenty is a critical critical. One estates need to renew and improve upon the pledges made in Paris Agreement. There is no room to backpedal. Christiaan of the Garrison Harris was executive secretary of the U. N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. When Paris Agreement was adopted she's written a common in this week's nature about what what is necessary to tackle climate change so what is necessary? There is a mythology here about climate change composed job several misunderstandings. The first is that climate change is too complex and too overwhelming and too daunting to undertake. It is understandable that people feel that way but actually when you break it down and you understand what each of us has contributed negatively and what we can contribute positively to the solution. Then you see that this is actually in our hands and the second mythology is that we have a lot of time to deal with us that climate change is somewhere else other than where we live live and certainly not within our lifetime. Both of those are untrue. So how to dispel these myths according to Cristiana in a word optimism awesome. Well let me just explain what I mean by optimism. I don't mean closing my eyes to the challenges. I mean quite the opposite when I speak about optimism optimism. I mean opening your eyes understanding doing the reading asking the questions so that you really understand what it is that we're up against and then precisely because it is tough then go at it with an absolute determination to collectively address and solve the issues. Choose that's what I mean by optimism. I mean gritty determination. Because frankly frankly we don't have any other option now now. Optimism is all well and good but to meet a one point. Five degrees. C. Target requires reaching net zero emissions by twenty fifty. Such a goal will require great collaboration between states and thirty pledges to cut emissions. I reached out to Lavinia Roger Mani an expert the on international environmental law an offer for an upcoming IPC reports. I wanted to know when it comes to garnering. The type of international agreements agreements required to face. This huge challenge is optimism enough. I think it's a very important element of what we need to be doing. And thinking and feeling feeling right now and what is the alternative. In any case the fatalism would really be toxic for politics and also for emotional health so we certainly need it but it is not all we need of course. So what else do we need. Lavinia explained to me. An important reason that Paris was so successful was much of the work to reach an agreement happened beforehand. A low of it by Cristiana self countries would determine to work towards it and there was political will will push for agreement. It's something their constituents wanted now. Going forward to the new pledges in Twenty Twenty Lavonia thinks of several several things that can continue to push towards more action litigation. Plant Litigation is now very much on the upswing. There are numerous national national courts that finding ways of pushing their states to do more. There are non-state actors that are pushing for greater action. We have a lot of activism the extinction rebellion climate school strikes. The so much that is part of the push factor for ambition and all of that plays a role in creating the optimum conditions for states to take more ambitious targets in the end Lavonia and Cristiana agreed. Is Everyone's responsibility to push action action on climate change his Cristiano again. I think you know the the one thing that we need to realize is that we can all contribute because we all think got is far away. That is complex that we can't do anything and every single one of us can contribute. That's the real. That's the Aha the is it. is we humans who have caused climate change. It's no one else. It is one species on the planet. That's the human species that has caused climate change which one species that can actually solve climate change and we have to understand that every single one of us being a member of that human species. She's can actually contribute to the solution that doesn't mean that one individual consulted but it does mean that collectively of all of us US individuals can solve it if we understand the urgency and we understand the solutions that we can bring this week. Worldly world leaders are gathering in Davos Switzerland for the World Economic Forum and hear the message is clear. Climate change is one of the biggest risks economies in the future. Future State need to act. So we'll they yet that remains to be seen at the end of this year and how much confidence the private sector that is moving forward on decarbonising how much confidence they can give to the governments that then will have to increase their ambition and at the end of the year remains to be seen. It is frankly a really difficult and challenging test to the world to see if we are At that point where not only the private sector but our governments also understanding the consequences here and willing to increase their ambition that was was Christiana. Figueres Foam Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. You also heard from Lavinia Jimani from Oxford University University. Right here in the U. K.. You can read cristianos coming over dot com slash opinion. ooh Let's the show. It's time for the news. I'm joined in the studio but you in callaway senior reporter nature. UN Hi hello thanks for joining me you and and I this. Tame there's a new virus has been found spreading through Asia and this developing story so some of the things we say may have changed by the time. This goes out but you. What do we know at the moment moment? What we know at the moment is that? This outbreak is centered in city in southern China called Wuhan. It's an outbreak of a respiratory disease disease caused by a virus. It's called Corona virus which is a large family of viruses that includes the common cold but includes the SARS virus that causes an outbreak about a decade ago in in China and Hong Kong and spread around the world. So people are really on guard for another sars-like outbreak spreads all over the world. Kills hundreds of people and has a high high death rate it end in at this point. We don't really know it's you know it's changing by the hour so we know the it may have originated in Wuhan. But where's the virus itself. Actually come from. Do we know anything about that. So the working hypothesis right now. Is the virus emerged in a seafood market. In Wuhan of the initial forty or so cases you know most of those people had been to this seafood market in so investigators are working on the hypothesis that some unknown unknown animal transmitted the virus to to people what is not certain is to the extent to which humans are transmitting the virus between in them themselves. which would be a lot more cause for concern just yesterday? Chinese health authorities reported that there are health workers in Guangdong Province. Not In Hawn had had become sick with this illness. Acquired this virus which strongly suggests that there is some amount of human to human transmission going on and so the real question going forward Lord is to determine how extensive this human to human transmission. Is there been all these cases in China understand it spread beyond China's well. Yeah Yeah there have been a number of cases. I think for confirmed in Japan South Korea and Thailand and either people some of whom were at at this seafood market. But some of whom were not who acquired this virus in sometimes had a very serious respiratory illness. Some cases have been quite mild but yes there. There have been some international national cases so he's obviously still early stages but if we got a sequence of this virus that we know anything about genetics. Yes we do. The different health authorities that have been dealing with cases have been quite good in making public network data so I think we now have more than a dozen sequences from patients both in China and internationally and there are few things we can save from these sequence. Number one is that it looks like it's most closely related to What they call SARS ars corona viruses is not identical by any means to SARS? But it's most similar to SARS in these current viruses that circulate in bats. The other thing and this is this is really a moving target because people don't have a lot of data and the data is is is quite rough and ready and it may contain errors but so far people people are finding that there's not a lot of genetic diversity in the viruses found in different patients and that could mean a couple of things it could mean that you know the virus. Chris isn't changing much. It could mean that the people who got infected got infected from similar animal source carrying very similar viruses and it suggest to them based on this limited analysis that the virus made the jump from animals to humans relatively recently and around the time that the first cases were detected in December but again this is really a moving target right now and each new piece of data changes things so in terms of trying to contain this or control. This is there anything that can be done. Not really think right now. The focus is really on understanding the origins of this virus. And and whether it's spreading before you can really do anything else. I think people are in a kind of I wouldn't say frantic but they're people are trying to gather information about about. This is the outbreak so they can maybe do something about it. But there's there's not a vaccine. It's not clear how exactly it's reading between humans It's not clear you know how long people are infectious for there. There really are a lot of unknowns. There's a real urgency to answer questions not least because is this weekend. The Chinese New Year holiday begins a period of a lot of travel around the country and around the region and so this is an event that could really a fan the flames of of this kind of outbreak. So so there's a lot of work to be done and it's really quite urgent. Well as we said that is emerging stories. I'm sure we'll get more all details in the next few days moving on to our second story. There's been some new research published about ancient African population genetics. You and more. Can you tell me about this us. Yeah this is a a paper from some researchers led by David Rice at Harvard Medical School and it is for ancient genomes from from west Africa from from Cameroon. And it's it's it's hugely exciting to be able to get more ancient genomes from Africa. We really have Positi of ancient human human data from this region because I know the climate there is not necessarily as conducive to preservation. And maybe the archaeology that's been done. There isn't as extensive take another parts of the world so ancient human genome from Africa's exciting and this in particular is looking at the site called the Shoe Laka rock shelter in Cameroon which is a really important site because it spans quite a long period. I think going back over over thirty thousand years right up to a few thousand years ago and it covers a lot of major transitions in early African history development of agriculture new technologies and the potential emergence in spread head of a language family that spoken widely across Africa. So it's a it's a really important and interesting region and it's interesting to get ancient. DNA from individuals from this area so of these four individuals who told us what what information we got from it. Yeah so the paper describes genome data from Four children two pairs of children. Who lived eight thousand in three thousand years ago and I think one of the top lines from this is that these pairs of individuals? They're they're pretty closely related to one another so For you know five thousand years maybe at least you know in this population there wasn't a whole lot of genetic change there. There's a fair amount of stability. But then when the researchers looked at whom they're closer related to amongst contemporary Africans. They found that. There was a disconnect between these individuals these ancient individuals and monitored inhabitants of Cameroon and These parts of West Africa and in fact these individuals are most closely related to hunter gatherers in in Western Central Africa. Sometimes known is pygmies. So that's a bit of a surprise suggesting that there may be has been a population shift in this part of time. I mean it's really hard to know when you'll have. I have four samples so you know it's raising a lot of interesting questions but yeah I think this disconnect between modern and ancient is something that jumps out some sure. There'll be a lot more debate and analysis of this and we'll find out more about in the future but thank you so much for joining me you in you're welcome and listeners. For Mono Stories Niche Dot. Oh come slash news. That's all we've got time for this week but if you haven't had enough science don't forget you can check out assist upon cost signs talk by scientific American. Find that wherever you get your shows. I'm Benjamin Thompson and I'm nick. How thanks for listening
Defensive Partners, Toxic Relationships, Shrinkage and Porn Habits
"You're listening to the sacs with Dr Jess podcast sex and relationship advice, you can use tonight. Welcome to the sex with Dr just podcast. I'm your unofficial sexologist. Brandon wear, and I suppose I'm the official sexologist title that I will never be able to escape Jessore eilly here before we get started a big thank you to desire resorts, they have clothing optional paradises on the Mayan Rivera as well as clothing optional. Couples only cruises. We are heading to Europe to the south of France Italy Spain, I know we're going to my arc. Baby. Valencia. Are you taking me on the next round and taking guess guest? Your plus one I'm taking a plus one. Are you coming? I would love to come. I just hope that it's me that's on the ticket. You're good bag carrier. I am very good at carrying bags. I don't know. What else? I'm very good. At you. Bring a lot to the Taylor a friend, and I will be on their upcoming cruise and be sure to check out their resorts at desire experience show. Let's jump right into the questions. Two hundred episodes one hundred. Questions where did we leave off? I think we left off at seventy six or something like that. We had to take a break last week. We had a little bit of a rough week last week. If you follow on Instagram, you know, that our puppy passed away after eleven good years. And so we didn't answer any of the questions we still produced episode, but we didn't get to the question. So we're getting back at them today an upcoming episode. I wanna talk a little bit about grief and relationships because we're dealing with that first hand, and I don't think we're fully back to our selves. I don't think I've ready yet to to do it on air like concertedly, you talk to a therapist or counselor off air, but to share it. I'm not quite there yet. But in a couple of weeks, I think it might be a discussion worth having because it's something that we all face at some point in our lives while it was a really rough week. Yeah. I think when it first hit it was a little surreal and then the twenty four to forty eight hours immediately after were probably to the most difficult days. That I've ever experienced yon. It's interesting because I thought about it a little bit beforehand. Should we actually talk about this because I don't think people tune in to necessarily here specifically about our lives, and I never wanna really feel like a Downer. But it is a part of what we're going through in. It's part of our relationship. And you know, I can definitely say I'm not not back to normal yet. But but getting there, and so without further do we're gonna dive into these questions work is a nice distraction because we actually enjoy it very much. So we're gonna get going with number. I guess seventy seven. Yes. So here's the question. I followed your three step three step approach to start difficult conversations. But I have follow up question. What if your partner gets defensive lashes out or simply withdraws and refuses to talk would if they refused to go to therapy. Oh, that's gonna count as more than one question. Okay. So if they get defensive first and foremost. Don't react to the way, they're reacting rather than worrying about how they're reacting or being critical of their reaction. If you find that they are getting defensive probably the most disarming than you can do is to take responsibility. I so when you say they get defensive let's say, for example, you've asked them away. I want to kiss me more though, say I kissed you all the time. I'm always the one being affectionate or you never do. Okay. So we know what defensiveness looks like if they're being defensive. It's usually because they don't wanna take responsibility for their actions or for a specific situation. So the best thing I think you can do is to highlight your role in the undesirable situation. So take responsibility. I and you'll probably find that they become disarmed because your expressing your own vulnerability. And it might open them up to do the same as well. Now, I see seen this with couples. I've seen this in my own life. That the moment. I let my guard down other people who seem like they're digging in or being defensive will also let their guard down. So that's the first part. What to do if they're being defensive if you find they're lashing out? So people lash out if you ask something of them, they might say, oh, you're never happy. I don't know what your problem is nothing. I do is never good enough. The first thing you can do to someone who's getting aggressive like that is to really let them know that you hear them and offer reassurance. So I know you're gonna wanna react to what they're saying. So if they say nothing I do is ever good enough. You want to reply by saying by saying you? Oh, yeah. Nothing. You do is good enough. You always say that. But rather than that approach? Why not give them the reassurance? They need and say, you know, what I'm that sexier feeling that way. I don't wanna make you feel that way you are more than enough. I love you. I just want to work on this. One issue. And then I think remind them that you share the same goal. I wanna be a better partner to you. I wanna keep the relationship strong. And I think that usually when someone's lashing out they need a little bit of love they need a little bit of reassurance. And then I think the third part was about withdrawing or refusing to talk. So this can be really hard, first and foremost, you have to accept the fact that not everybody's ready to engage when you're ready to engage, and you can't force someone to engage who isn't ready to hopefully, you know, in half an hour an hour tomorrow, they come around. And when you do have the opportunity to speak to them, I suggest that you try clarifying. What it is. You're actually looking for focus on solutions and ask questions to better understand them. So offer them the option of talking about it later when perhaps the mood is a little bit lighter. And really remember that their withdrawal is not something that you need to take personally. It's not necessarily. A matter of they're not carrying it might be a matter of it being self preservation strategy. They might be withdrawing in order to avoid conflict or avoid loss. They're afraid that fighting with you could lead to something bad. So they might also need reassurance. That you're working toward the same goal. So whether I know this supposed to be rapid fire, but these are big questions, whether they withdraw or they lash out or they get defensive what you have to do is remember that you can't control the way they respond at you can only the control you can only control the manner in which you respond to their response. So if you find that you're blaming your partner exclusively for an inability to resolve issues or you're blaming your partner for a communication breakdown in the relationship. It's probably time to take a step back and consider your role in their response. If you spoke differently, if you chose different words, if you approached in another way or wait. For more appropriate or opportune time, they might respond differently. We tend to get hung up on how our partners communicate in what they do in. Why do they respond to me like this and forget that there is another person that is helping to elicit this response. And that's you. And and so I hope that helps just a little because those are three relief challenging responses defensiveness lashing out withdrawal to say that I'm pretty sure that I responded in each one of those ways or all of those ways at once. And when I hear you talk about, you know, trying to be aware and trying to think about how you control your behavior and not somebody else's from my own experience. It's really hard in the heat of the moment to to kind of think constructively about how your trying to fix the problem. I find that. I even I wanna get defensive. Sometimes I want to withdraw. I want to do all those things. So it's hard for me. Even when we're having these arguments or these. Discussions to be like, okay, I've got to be Gulf goal oriented. I've got a focus on what the problem is. And try to get to the root issue. So it's I think it's really easy to look at them and be like overwhelming even trying to think about all this, but a little baby steps along the way you will get there. Right. And we're all defensive and we all withdraw and we all attack. It's not you or this person's partner, we all do this. Of course. I I wanted to fend myself. It's a matter of self preservation. But I have to ask myself is this useful to the conversation? Right. Like, am I leading with love is this going to move along the relationship now, let me be clear just having this information doesn't always work for me. Right. Sometimes I'm just pissed off. Sometimes just moody. Sometimes I just I don't wanna talk. And I you know, I have to cut myself some slack. Just like you have to cut your partner some slack here. Because people do not in the heat of the moment arguments behave as the best version of themselves. We have you know, you have to forgive when they screw up. So I think that was four questions in one. So I'm going to skip forward. This is question number where let's call it eighty one. So little later. I wanna go to one of those nude beaches you talk about, but I'm afraid I'll get a Woody Brandon has this happened to you. So no is the short answer did. Always. Listen sometimes called outside. And if you go swimming, you know, it's thing, right? So it's never happened to me. But it's probably happened to a lot of other people. And I think it depends on the environment that you're in. So, you know, if this were to happen at say, a nude beach where Sex's not the focal point like no one's at a new like at a what is it? An actress nature. Sorry, natural nature wrist resort. I mean sex, it's not an erotic environment. If you're an environment where it is more Roddick, perhaps a Woody is not inappropriate. But I think if I'm making reference to desire. No, I've never had an erection on the beach. I've seen other men who have had like they do that probably some people pointed it in certain directions. I think I don't I can't remember exactly what they did with it. But I think this person's talking they'll getting when when they don't wanna get one on. All you do is just sit. On your cherry. You can throw a towel over and it will subside. I mean, if if you want you can wrap a towel around yourself if you wanna walk away and go to your room and take care of it. You can do that too. So I'm sure it happens to lots of people, and I don't think it's it's a huge deal. No fuel coming on get out of there. If you're really that worried damn U N arby's. Oh, you can feel it coming on the blood flows. So usually, there's a sensation. Like, all of a sudden, you got a hard on the Jala, no reason, I don't know it can happen pretty quickly. But I'm just saying if you even if you have ten or fifteen seconds, if you get real quick hard ons, you can wrap a towel around yourself at your fast runner too. I'm a really fast runner sprint somewhere. Okay. Next question actually wanna to go back because we missed the last part of that other person's question they asked what to do if their partner won't go to therapy. And I hear this a lot people will say I want to work on the relationship, but my partner won't go to therapy. If your partner won't go to. Therapy. Go by yourself, please don't let their refusal to seek help being excused for your own refusal to do the same. Because that's on you at your therapist. Is there to help you with your own behavior with managing your own emotions with dealing with your own reactions therapist is not there to change your partner's behavior and the only behavior you can change as your own. So please go to therapy on your own if your partner won't, go grit answer. Okay. Moving on question. Number eighty two here. Very personal. Can you make my penis bigger? No. I can't I probably could. But it would be temporary. There are pills and creams and machines that advertise that you can they can make your penis bigger. But for the most part, they don't work. They do say that a little bit of weight loss can make it look bigger, but it's not actually bigger some people resort to surgery. They overwhelmingly though are not satisfied with the results. So we don't tend to recommend surgery. I'll just say that your penis is amazing. It's fine. It's lovely. I'm sure it's big enough. So please don't worry the tra- McGrath around the tree. So that it looks bigger, right? That's another option shave down. No that lawn mowing the lawn. Okay. Great next question is shrinkage real you just referred to this shrinkage Israel. So what happens is the muscles in the penis contract. When they're exposed to cold temperatures in this causes a flaccid penis to appear Schneider. But don't worry. It's a it's a function of the sympathetic nervous system, and it's super temporary. The Pena's will come back. You will head Pocono. What's what's that saying? I'm grower. Not a show her. Well, that's true. Some people are growers in some people are shores. So some people are larger when they're flaccid, and they don't grow quite as much when they get racked. And some people are smaller when they're flaccid. And then when they get in a wreck Shen the change or the growth is more significant whatever you are just say that you're a girl or notice show. No matter. Why motor what okay does my partner a say in my porn habits? And a parents a whole bunch of follow up questions to that question. Okay. So does your partner he to San your porn habits? Okay. I see two sides to this. You have a say in terms of having the right to speak up about how you feel. You don't have a right to dictate how your partner behaves, and I'm not sure you would want to. So if they have a desire to engage in a specific behavior. Hopefully, you want them to be able to indulge. And if you can't agree on porn you. Use. I would say that might be a sign that you're potentially sexually incompatible. But I would say that overall as long as porn isn't interfering in your daily interactions. So for example, you can't go to work. You can't hold a conversation. You can't have a job. You can't have relationships porn isn't generally, a real problem for most people. So to say, do you get us say sure, I mean, you you can contribute your feelings and desires, but it doesn't mean that your partner has to oblige all of them. So I know they have a bunch of questions on this one. So the follow up question is is it your right to tell your partner, you'd prefer. They didn't want porn if it makes you jealous or if you're comfortable with with it. I think they mean watch points or watch porn opposed to is it your right to tell your partner, you'd prefer. They didn't watch porn if it makes you jealous or you aren't comfortable with it. And where is the line between advocating for what you? Want and being controlling well. Of course, you can tell them you feel jealous. You can tell them you feel uncomfortable. You have a right to express how you feel and they have a right to express how they feel about using porn. You might say. When you watch that porn. I feel jealous. I feel uncomfortable. Because I feel like I'm not as hot as those people or as talented or as flexible or a can't take nine inches in my mouth, and they can say will. I actually really like using porn because it's exciting. It makes me feel passionate entertains me, and you're both entitled to your feelings. And you're also responsible for your own feelings. So your partners behavior can affect how you feel but your emotional response is more complex than that. It's influenced by so many different factors, including your past your sexual values, your sexual associations your mood. Your sleep your previous relationships your own experiences with porn, it's not all on your partner. It's not as simple as a leads to be. She he watches porn. Therefore, I feel terrible about myself. It's a little bit more complex than that. So I think you can ask your partner to take your feelings into consideration. And you can ask them to engage in dialogue about porn use. And hopefully, they'll be willing to listen and consider and validate your feelings. But this doesn't mean that they have to adjust their behaviour to suit your needs or to make you feel better. Maybe you need to adjust the way you think to make yourself feel better. It's not all on them. And of course, you know, if you're expressing feelings of owner ability, I would hope that they'd respond with care and love and reassurance. If on the other hand, you're making accusations and directing blame and saying, oh, you're disgusting. You watch porn or you're obsessed with that something's wrong with you. It's unlikely that they're going to respond with love and support. They're probably going to get defensive and come at you with their own acusations. So the way you approach these topics matters. What about telling them not to watch certain kinds of porn that you're ethically opposed to like free porn, which is often exploitive exploitative or porn scenes that are degrading to women. Will I would say it's not uncommon to feel uncomfortable. In response to seems that depict certain acts or experiences, for example, degradation or age play or other sex topics that you consider taboo, but it's also not uncommon to be roused by these scenes. And in fact, some people are simultaneously aroused and disgusted and that can be quite an intense experience and just because of Hennessy makes you uncomfortable. Doesn't mean that it's inherently bad because it's just a fantasy being depicted. I think it's important to remember that when actors in porn can sent to performing a degradation seen, for example. They're not personally being degraded there actors playing a role for pay with consent. So we tend to look at sexual depictions. Differently than we look at other fictional depiction. So if there's a movie where an actor gets shot up, and they're bleeding or their dismembered or something like that. We don't see those bodies as being degraded. We see it as an actor playing a role in exchange for pay. And I think we should afford the same agency and respect to porn actors as well. They are consenting to playing a role. If your partner has an issue with your porn habits, should you change them. Or should you tell them? It's your choice. A lots of questions about this. So I would always suggest that you consider your partner's feelings. Okay. And think about whether you want to change your habits if you do something because you feel forced to do. So it's unlikely that you'll follow through, and it's more likely that you'll find yourself frustrated and feeling resentful and going back to those habits. I think that some changes might more be more doable. So maybe they don't want you to watch porn at the dinner table. And then others might feel like a violation of your own sexual rights. If they say, no, I don't want you watching porn at all. So I think you might want to ask yourself this person. Who's asking the questions, I'm not sure which side they're on. But why are you uncomfortable with porn uncomfortable with porn in the first place? Do you consider the same moral personal issues when you look at other forms of entertainment, like I referenced a Hollywood movie were music video or is your dislike really just reserved for porn alone. Or are you fearful that porn sets the standard to which you can't compared you feel as though you're not enough for your partner. Are you jealous that there are spending more time online than with you? And that is that really with porn or are they doing other things? So I think it's important to consider all of these questions talk about how you feel and consider also what you can do to adjust your feelings as opposed to solely making demands on your partner. So you know, there were number question. In that series overall. I hope you're both considering one another's needs and feelings, and hopefully, you can find some common ground. I would say that for instance, if I love porn, and you feel that porn is something that should never be in a relationship. I think we're gonna run into an impasse. That is ultimately going to amount to an insurmountable compatibility issue. You can't you can't be with everyone. I I always say that you can, cultivate, compatibility with many people, but you have to be willing to and you know, there's certain values that perhaps you're not willing to compromise on. Well, let's lighten up the next question. Does Brandon have a brother? Oh, Brennan has a brother do his name's Jonathan wear his address it. Good, dude. He is he we're very different. My brother has four children. So his time is limited your dimes limited. My time is limited to all all agree with that. My brother is very creative, very artistic. Yeah. He's the opposite of you. I can't draw beans he's my age. So he's to two years younger than me Bandon, and he's getting married in the south of France is in a month. Yeah. Looking forward to that. I won't give his Instagram handle. No. So I'm guessing that person was interested in drama them. But Jonathan's marrying an are lovely sister-in-law. So no dice on that one. That's what you are asking our next question. If my wife has a small clitoris, can she still have orgasms? Oh, yes. I don't know of any evidence suggesting that the size of sexual organs impacts experience of pleasure. And the thing with the clitoris is you can't see most of it. Right. Most of the parts of the clitoris are buried beneath the skin. So when you say she has a small clitoris, and that's my Canadian accent? By the way, I know many of you say clitoris, but I say, Taurus, you might not be able to tell how big her tauruses, I'm guessing that you're talking specifically just about the head of the clitoris or the glands it might be difficult to see because sometimes retracts beneath the hood of the Taurus, or what we also call the foreskin. So it looks smaller. But as she becomes more turned on her co Torres, actually swells and becomes Iraq. So the internal legs and the balls and shaft and all those lovely parts aren't visible to you. So just rubbing the entire Volva can feel really good. And if she is having trouble having orgasms, it's probably not because of the size of the head of her clitoris, try other things try rubbing the entire Volvo with your hands. Try using your mouth try vibrator. I don't think it has to do with size. It's kind of like the male shrinkage question retraction, not the question. But just you made reference to how the clitoris the clitoris when it didn't learn grosses with blood that it actually protrudes, you know, what I'm saying the shrinkage element. Yeah. But but interestingly, Brandon as you become more aroused, sometimes the head of the Taurus will actually hide back under the foreskin at because it becomes two cents to make things more difficult for men or for the person that's pleasing. Now. It doesn't make it more difficult. It's because you're annoying us and pressing it like doorbell doing away from you. But that is for men and women who do that. They know better. Okay. Next question. What is my penis? Keep dripping after I p o we hear about this from so many men, and there's just a an anatomical explanation, the internal your reachable finger. So the muscle that basically pinches the. P whole closed is several inches from the tip of your penis. So some urine gets trapped on the other side the outside. So there's some stuff that can come out of there in few shakes can just help to empty it out or you can run your finger along the underside from base to tip to get the rest of the liquid out be careful. Shakes to shakes his Opole. Joke around about that you'd be at the urinal finishing up. And there's always that one person who's giving like eighteen shakes. It's like, you know, kind of borderline man, do you know what I saw on Facebook today. I saw post for a university dorm that offered a warning that you are not allowed to masturbate in the shower. The public shower it contravenes their rules of conduct and then which makes sense to me. And I'm glad that the reminding people to masturbate in their dorm rooms. But the funny thing was this is why I'm not sure if it's real or not it also stated that semen is a major cost to clogging the drain. So my question is first of all how do they know it seaman did they reach in there and say, oh, this substance is definitely seminal fluid. I'm I don't know. I don't have an answer. I'm trying to I'm thinking of some grossness right now somebody cleaning the pipes and being like this cemon. That's a problem after cleaned out there. Dad joke real. Here's the thing. Though. I don't believe that semen is actually clogging the drains, I'm more interested. How this came about? Because if it's a communal shower, you hearing somebody first thing in the morning midday afternoon, lathering up, and then you hear that. How'd you do that? Do you really need me to explain everybody? Dude again. Put you away. That was really rapid to shake suppo- got to do quickly. Yeah. So I don't believe that the semen is clogging the drains, by the way, I think hair would be more of a problem. They just don't want you masturbating in the shower, folks reading your room. Yeah. But you know, what? Sometimes you have roommates. Aren't people in the communal shower while I'm guessing that the showers also have stalls. So you don't see anyone we're kinda stalls though, because the nineteen eighties bathroom stall where there's a four inch gap between the door and the wall, you can pretty much whoever's in the stall, I've never been in those really I can't remember those. Anyway, anyhow, go masturbate in your room in Ryan, it there you go. Okay. Next question. Just started dating since graduating college and being with a not so great boyfriend for four years starting line there. I'm not sure what a healthy relationship should really look like can you? Tell me some signs of a toxic relationship. I wanna know what to look for to make sure it's not an unhealthy situation. Oh, well, I hope that you can trust your own intuition. I guess you could see specific signs that your relationship is unhealthy. But you may also just want to consider more generally how a new partner, and how new relationship affects your sense of self more on in a general way. So how do you feel about yourself within the context of your relationship because I think this can be an indicator of the relationship quality in satisfaction. Do you like yourself when you're with your partner? Do you feel confident and you feel light and cared for when you're in their presence? Do you feel free to really be yourself? And if you find that you feel more confident when you're apart or when you're on your own it might be a sign that the relationship is taking a toll on your self worth. So I guess if you really want signs of toxic relationship, I would say number one if you feel as though you're walking on eggshells with. Your partner. If you're nervous that almost anything in Oculus that you say or do may result in there, you know, hurt feelings or unnecessary conflict. If you find that you have to adjust your behavior to suit their needs without really considering your own needs. You may also find that you start to adjust the way you speak, you might hide private communication with friends or family, maybe feel pressure to change the way you dress or behave. I think that would be a sign that it's not so healthy. In terms of the way, you communicate in the way your fight the way you fight sometimes in an unhealthy situation. Somebody will hold a prior act or transgression over your head and sort of use it like a weapon in arguments or use it to manipulate conversations. So for example, if you forgot their birthday last year does this new partner constantly bring it up with you. When you disagree in order to get their way in order to make you feel badly in if they're really hung up on something. From the past. I think it's important to sit down and address the topics you can both move on and not allow these past issues to shape the future. And then I suppose from a more broad based perspective, if you find that you feel more critical than positive or complementary that might be a sign that it's not so healthy, you know, in a happy relationship, you likely have far more positive interactions than negative ones. But if you find that you're critical of one another more on a daily basis, you might wanna check in discuss how you're feeling, and maybe there's an underlying issue you need to address, you know, you asked specifically for signs, and I don't think that there are ever surefire signs, but those are some things that you might look for. But again overall, I think relationship quality is often measured by how you feel about yourself within the context of that relationship Gruden, sir. Sure. Thanks bay. Well, we're going to have to stop there because it is the long weekend. We are running out of time wherever you're at. We hope you have a lovely weekend. Hopefully, don't work too hard. We're going to be working, but we're going to be enjoying some sunshine. So no complaints here. Again, big. Thank you to you for listening. Thank you to desire resorts desire cruises for your ongoing support. Thanks for doing this, babe. Thanks for interviewing me, providing expert answer have a great one, folks. You're listening to the sex with Dr Jess podcast, improve your sex life, improve your life.
The Heart: Microbiome
"Since this we've spoken so much about the heart the physical heart emotional heart and the spiritual heart. I think it's important to understand that they're all actually different aspects of the theme heart. It's it's also important to recognize. The heart. Disease still cardiovascular disease still is the number one cause of death across the world world. Today i want to emphasize a little bit about the connection between the microbiome and heart health so oh since i said i would talk about the microbiome. Let's talk about it in relationship to heart disease for the moment. The microbiome is about two million to twenty million microbial genes bacterial genes that live in your gut living all the openings of your body microbiome will also lives in your skin and the surface of your skin and as i said this contribution two million to twenty million extra genes to your to your genetic activity you think of any experience sleep emotions personal relationships and virement food any any experience whether it's an experience of the so-called outta would to touch citation smell and its interpretation shen or it's an experience of what we call the inner thoughts feelings emotions design is imagination insight intuition creativity vision the whole gamut of experience influences epigenetics activity which in turn regulates genetic activity both of the microbiome and also of the human genome. Now's is very interesting that the mike rome is influenced by the activity of both the sympathetic nervous system which causes increased <music> hormone activity of stress hormones adrenalin cortisol norepinephrine etc but it's also influenced by the activity of the paddison pathetic nervous system particularly the vegas nuff. I've talked about the vegas nova in the past. The vegas of <hes> influences is the microbiome but also influences self regulation and all the organs in your body including your heart but all the solid organs in your body party like the kidney and spleen and liver also the hollow organs new body and the stomach intestine colonist cetera and then vegas also influences the diversity of the micro bom the vegas has bidirectional traffic so it sends messages from your brain to your body and then messages from your body o'brien and the besseges from your body to your brain include messages suggest from your microbiome to your brain. The microbiome also makes neuro transmitters likes serotonin opiates so oxytocin dopamine. These are frequently referred to as the molecules of emotion. You might be taking pharmaceuticals as to what happened <hes> yesterday. In your emotional life in your personal relationships suffice it to say say that every experience and every interpretation of experience every until perdition in oh two people could go on a joy ride on disneyworld and one interprets that as exhilaration the other panics <hes> <hes> same joyride but different experience that influences the bodies activity at every level and he died that causes inflammation will will inflame the microbiome which will end up in claiming the body which will then become risk factor for every disease and right now. We're talking looking but heart disease and if you change your diet to a diet that comes from a farm straight to your table no chemicals organic food also if you're eating meat or any animal ideas if it's not produced in factory although in my opinion the maximum diversity of plant based foods is the best diet and if you start that kind of died then it will immediately change change inflammation in the body and will begin to reverse heart disease and many other chronic illnesses of course is one component remember streep meditation stress management yoga breathing exercise personal social interactions environment. Everything everything i've said before is also important but what you need to know as you can reverse heart disease and as we're learning more about this we're also learning adding that it was <unk> other chronic illnesses so stay tuned for that that information is now being researched and soon soon you'll hear much more about it. Bear dench india micro bomb and you can change the outcome of many illnesses and you can also reverse <hes> what we call coronary artery disease. A lot of people also asked about taking aspirin prophylactically. I think that's a very good idea. If you're over forty does matter if you're male or female i would recommend a baby aspirin every other day at least <hes> that's enough to prevent clotting and in many studies does show a preventive in fact in heart disease and it's a small does of course even small doses of aspirin pose a little bit of risk for bleeding so you should be careful. If you have high blood pressure your at risk for stroke then be a little careful aw these consulted dr as i'm not treating being you to this podcast but rather giving you the latest information as i thought this information on healing the heart would be helpful for you <music> tomorrow. Please join me for our friday meditation.
Breathing Technique to Release Anxiety
"This is episode one thousand. Seven hundred and forty-one or welcome to the daily meditation podcast. I'm Mary Medically and I honor you for showing up for yourself to experience a little more peace energy and clarity as you slow down. Sometimes you have to give your self permission to slow down. And that is what you are doing meditation. Maybe the most important thing you do for yourself today so as you get ready to do your meditation today. I have technique to share with you the technique for today as it is for every Tuesday as I record this. It's four a Tuesday's episode. I share up reading technique. Now breeding techniques are one of the most effective ways to instant lay. Calm your mind and body and our theme. This week is all about managing anxiety and so you're breathing. Technique will help you manage anxiety. I always say the best time to prepare for any kind of event but especially an emergency is before it happens and eighty attacks are emergency situations and so when you have some tools to help you along the way you feel more confident and calmer about what you may be experiencing as you go through an anxiety attack and in yesterday's episode I shared with you. How important it is to coach your way through your anxiety attack because this helps to let go of fear and is often provoked from fearful situations that cause you to feel threatened in some way so when you are experiencing an anxiety attack. Remember that it's important to remind yourself that what you are experiencing is a sympathetic nervous system response. That will soon pass now. You don't have to remember that. It's a sympathetic nervous system response. Just remember that you're going to go through some symptoms and then you will eventually get back on track and if you even want to talk to yourself this way out loud. That can be particularly helpful. There's research showing that when you talk to yourself out loud you process your emotions. You have more focus and clarity and can problem solve much better than if you're ruminating in your mind so it's very similar to keeping a journal. That process of variety helps you process emotions and to problem solve. So you can talk your way through an anxiety attack you can say. This part is really hard. Describe how you're feeling and then you can say I'm doing my best. I'm learning as much as I can to help myself when I feel this way and I'll just become better and better at managing these kinds of panic attacks. So this is your tip for today. I also want to share with you something else. So prevent a panic attack by limiting your intake of caffeine and this is very important because caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant and when you consume too much of it it can actually exacerbate anxiety and panic attacks. What it does is. It stimulates your fight or flight response. That is exactly what you want to avoid most of the time in your life unless you are actually being chased by a Tiger but studies show that caffeine in the form of coffee. Sodas chocolate tea such as green tea. The camelia sinensis plant has caffeine and even over the counter medications like etc in or might all have caffeine and this can worsen and anxiety attack so limit. Your Caffeine. The best thing to SIP to relax. You is camomile tea. There have been clinical and laboratory research that has determined that caffeine can significantly decrease anxiety and even fight depression. How about that? You probably have camomile tea in your kitchen cabinet. Maybe you do. And this is something good to know. Because how hard would it be to have a pack or two of Camomile tea to carry in your wallet or your handbag or even in your pocket? If you're feeling a little anxious on a particular day or you just need a little something in your back pocket to use in case you start to feel anxious. Soak the tea or steep. The tea leaves are soaked. The tea bag for about five minutes and then you can sip it slowly. We HAVE ORGANIC TEAS AT CYP end. Home Dot com website. I just released herbal teas for you to enjoy so. This is a way for you to naturally manage anxiety with any herb even with a commonly sipped herbs such as Camomile. You WanNa make sure that it doesn't interfere with any other medications you're taking or if your nursing or are pregnant you want to check with your healthcare provider now. I'm going to guide you through the breathing technique. Today here is how it goes. You're going to inhale to the count of three of course inhaling and exhaling through your nose you're going to hold that breath for the count of seven and then you're going to exhale a little bit longer to the count of Eight. Now go at your own pace. It might be hard for you to hold your breath to the count of seven so maybe decrease it to the counter. Four and then. Just adjust the inhale and exhale accordingly. So this is the three seven eight count you might do it. Two one three and four so again go at your own pace all guide you as you inhale to count of three hold for the kind of seven and exile to the count of Eight. You know where you can find the full guided meditations. If you WANNA go a little more deeply into this meditation series you can find access to over. Seventeen hundred guided. Meditations full half hour guided meditations on my APP. Which is the SIP end? Meditation APP. You get full access to the APP for two weeks. Free not just a small portion of the APP but actual full access to the full APP that also includes downloadable journals that go along with each week's series so you have a Managing Zaidi Journal for this week as well as a slowdown guide with all the meditation techniques on it at your fingertips so that again. Is these SABINO MEDITATION APP for You? Getting Ready to meditate as you calm your mind and body you can transition from your busy day into state of inner peace by doing this technique saw guide you through one round and you take it from there doing it for as many rounds as you feel necessary so good for you and this helps focus your mind. Inhale to the count of three one. Two three hold one two three four five six seven X on two three four five six seven eight. Inhale hold exhale. Continue this technique knowing you are so worth slowing down for Ooh ooh
PEP Talk What Worry and Meditation Have in Common Episode #12
"Hello I'm Dr Jackie and welcome to today's pep talk. What worry and meditation have in common? We live in a world where people are chronically. Stressed people are activating their sympathetic nervous system that fight or flight response on a regular basis. In fact I believe for many of my clients. They're just living in a chronic state of fighter fighter flight particularly for my clients who grew up in an abusive or dysfunctional homes. I believe that they are living in this place of needing to assess for danger and have a have a very difficult time. Activating their Paris sympathetic nervous system. So the sympathetic nervous system assists us in fighting or fleeing. If we have an animal chasing us we need that sympathetic nervous system to release cortisol and adrenaline to help our body to prepare to fight or to flee we. We need our respiration to increase. We need increased blood flow to our arms and our legs. We need to be able to fight or to run in the Para sympathetic state state. It's referred to as rust and digest because our immune system and our digestive system are activated during the Para sympathetic state. They about it this way. If you are running from an animal is your body really all that concerned about digesting food or fighting Often pathogen when you could die because of this animal chasing you so we were in the Para sympathetic state were in that rest and digest state when were in the sympathetic state were increasing inflammation in our body because we are releasing all of these stress hormones in an attempt to protect ourself. The sympathetic system is extremely important. We needed what we don't need is to be activating it regularly and that is what I believe a probably most all of my clients are doing and what we need to be doing is getting to that Paris sympathetic state because because in that Paris sympathetic state that rest and digest state. Our bodies are able to heal we're able to rewire our brains scenes. Were able to digest. Foods were able to fight off pathogens. That is a state of health when we're in that para sympathetic state and one of the ways that we can activate the para sympathetic nervous system or that Rushton digest system is through meditation and last last month I was encouraging you to think about twenty twenty and what you wanted to do differently this year and one thing I would encourage wjr everybody to include in their life. is meditation meditation. The research is it's it's it's it's amazing what. The research search shows of what meditation does for our bodies it truly is a healing practice. It increases our our immune in system's ability to fight infection. It decreases inflammation in the body and inflammation is at the root of all diseases it assists with sleep. It assists our brains in being able to critically think. In fact I was listening to a podcast with Dr James Gordon. And he indicated that because meditation increases the activity in the frontal CORTEX. We have an increase in judgement self awareness and compassion. I think all of us could use an increase in those three areas in our life life and when I encourage people to meditate frequently what I hear people say is I can't I just can't meditate my. I'm I'm just not able to do it. It is impossible not to be able to meditate. And I mean that in fact if you're someone who worries stories you're meditating. Now it's not healthy meditation nonetheless. It is a form of meditation. So if you're a worrier no more excuses no more excuses. You're able to meditate and and think about that for a minute if you are concerned about a problem if you have something going on in your life and you're just going over it over it at. Let's say you're concerned about losing your job or your concerned -cerned about a relationship or finances if you're just sitting in that and going over it and over and over at. You're meditating right so meditation meditation and there's all sorts of different interpretations of what meditation is. I like to think of it as a way to simply calm the brain that were really working on directing our focus so that we can call the brain. Now I hear some people talk about meditation. As you know blanking linking out the mind I can only speak for myself but I know I'm not capable of blanking out my mind. I am an. I'll use an always here. I'm always just thinking about something so with meditation I think about it as the quieting of the mind. Me Focusing on something that's helping took quiet so for example it could be listening to music. There's by Naral. Sounds which means it's the sounds in one ear is different than the sound another. It reminds me a lot of em Dr. And if you've worked with me directly you know I'm a huge proponent of amd are because it's bilateral movement so with the by Naral sounds. The belief is that it is actually helping to change the brainwaves and helping to calm palm the brain so for me that gives me something to focus on. It gives me something to listen to so that when my mind does wander. I'm able to bring bring back to focus. The sounds that gives me something directly to bring my my focus back to and then work on breathing of course while comparing it with the sounds. If you're a worrier you are sitting. And you're thinking about the problem and you're going over it and over it and over it and think about I mean we really if you've worried about something recently. I bet if you sat for a few minutes you were all in right. You were consumed completely with. What was you were worried about? You weren't distracted by anything. You were all into the worry. We'll that's what we want to do with meditation when you're worrying worrying you're activating that sympathetic nervous system. You're activating that potentially and I think for most individuals they are your activating that sympathetic nervous system. That that fight or flight response you. There's fear associated with it. If you're worrying about something you're fearful of it you're definitely not in that para sympathetic state. So you really think about that for a minute. If you have the ability to sit and be lost in your fear you have the ability to work at being lost in a sound wound or in your breath or even a word if you wanted to focus on one word even saying it over and over is a way to do meditation. Where again with meditation were working on quieting the mind? So if you're thinking about a word and you're it let's say it was joy and maybe you're even saying joy and you're thinking about how it feels in your mouth and you're thinking about how the sound sound wound and how you feel it in your body while you're breathing. That's a form of meditation. Dr Mark Hyman who. I'm a huge fan of. He is a functional medicine doctor and he believes in the body's ability to heal and he also also believes that food is medicine. Which of course I think you know that I believe in that? And he says that meditation is medicine and that it's it's so important for us to take time to work on quieting the mind because it has such a profound effect act on her physical and emotional health. It was interesting. He's he commented that medicine shuts off a pathway or or it blocks something in. It's actually interfering with your biology to stop a symptom. where meditation and food also Soviet? He was referring to meditation. And this moment is actually suggesting to to heal the body. It's working with the body and helping the body to activate its own systems so that it can heal itself and he talked about how one's immune system you know increases how the inflammation decreases. How sleep improves? Because the and and how there's also rewiring of the brain are that that neuropathy of the brain allows the brain to be rewired and over time just as though you can be wired to be a worrier over over time. If you're doing meditation you can rewire your brain to be to be healthier. In fact Dr Hyman was talking into Emily Fletcher. She's an expert in the field of meditation and she explained that meditation neutralizes is the adrenaline and Cortisol. While it floods the brain with dopamine and Serotonin so those feel-good right neurotransmitters metres. Meditation helps to release those so again. We're not with Meta medicine. You're altering those were with meditation. You're actually assisting your body in doing the its own processes that it knows how to do. We've just kind of hijacked it with worry. He so I encourage you to think about adding meditation to Your Life and I I want you to go really slowly with us even if you take sixty. He's seconds every day and I mean the sixty seconds if you clock it. It's amazing. How long sixty seconds is if you took sixty seconds every day to do meditation and this could would be with an APP? There are a ton of different meditation. APPs out there calm is one. I know that's very popular. Hala sink is another one. That does the by novels and then brain. FM is another one that does the by Naral sounds and but but even if it was going onto youtube and it was just finding some meditations on youtube or you just sitting in quiet. You could do that as well like I said for myself. Music words because it gives me something to focus on when my brain gets to talking as though it gives me something to focus on so I can come back to breath and come back to quitting my mind. Recognize your mind. Mind is going to go a hundred different directions and it's really going to resist being quiet. So this is the part where people say. I can't do it. It's because the brains aren't wanting to be quiet. The brains are wanting to very active and thinking about all the things that are going on in their life. That's not not being able to do that. A. Tation that's just part of the process as-as so it's having compassion for yourself. Having patience with yourself and knowing that quieting your mind it takes practice. We've become uh-huh almost kind of mindless with how we live our lives. And letting our brain just go wherever it wants to go without exerting you know any kind of censoring On that and if we're going down the path of worrier negatively we really WANNA work. I'm bringing ourselves back to a neutral place this doesn't have to be everything's rainbows rainbows and butterflies. It just simply is coming back to neutral again. It can be sounds such as music it can be breath and again know that your mind is going to go in all these different directions. And that's okay. That's not doing it wrong. Also some people fall asleep and they say you know I. It doesn't work for me because I fall asleep. Oh my Gosh Gosh you fall asleep. That's a beautiful thing. That's a successful medication. You call your body so much that you were able to fall asleep. So that's not a bad thing. That is a positive ositive side effect of doing meditation. So again I encourage you to think about implementing meditation into your life again. Start really small. Start with a minute a day. Maybe work up to five minutes a day. The research that I've read indicates fifteen to twenty minutes a day is the optimal amount on of time and actually doing more than that. Does Not Demonstrate You know more improvement in the body so this is a situation where it isn't necessarily we more is necessary in order to reap the benefits that you get for meditation. I'm but even if that saw and I know fifteen minutes can sound really overwhelming so against against start with a minute start with five minutes whatever resonates with you. Just start somewhere. I know that every minute that you do that you are helping your body to heal itself. You're helping to activate that para sympathetic state and that's the state that we wanna live in not in the sympathetic. Thank state where most people are living. We WanNa live in that para sympathetic state. We want to be in a restful peaceful place so that our body can can heal itself. It can decrease the inflammation from the stresses of life and it can help to activate that frontal cortex so that we can think Komo clearly how better judgment why were also self aware and expressing compassion. Thank you so much for joining me today and I encourage encourage you to do one thing to attain true
Ep 22 Belladonna will dilate your mind: Crossover w/ IDOP
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Gavin Alison, bring laughter to life's toughest and most ridiculous situations by asking thought provoking questions playing games and dipping into serious topics around relationships mental health money, sexuality, you might not know them. But you do feel like you're sitting right just between them listening. Subscribe now to hear all new episodes of just between us wherever you get your podcasts. Hi, hi, I'm Erin. Well, and I'm Aaron almond Updike high. This one, and this is a crossover episode with this podcast will kill you. And in defensive plants. Yes, we're very excited. But yeah, it's great. Because today we're gonna be talking about another poison poison cast part to. Yes. So if you haven't listened to part one, which is called don't tread on me don't tread on my -mongst. Thanks. That was great. You're welcome zoo. Go listen to it. It's great. It's super fun cannon in standalone. That was super nerdy. Welcome to the show. So we have a quarantine. What are we drinking drinking throw in deadly Nightshade? To use. What is in thrown deadly Nightshade? So this is made with Jason blueberry, puree, lemon, juice and elder flower core. And it's really quite and I don't know if it's just the theme. I haven't seen your other Corentin. But you always make me the most beautiful drinks. We did. Gordon, and we wanted to make this one look a little bit like the deadly Nightshade work airy. Yeah. Hence, the blueberry. Maybe it is. Luckily, I made them just like one big one. So we'll all die unless someone has developed tolerance. Foreshadowing, what are we talking about today? Matt as you take a sip. We're talking about deadly Nightshade Tropoja, Bella, Donna. I'm really excited about like. I am. I can't wait to talk about this. Learn about it. It's all she's been talking to me about how excited she it's true. The whole, Dan like just hold it in don't tell me anything. It's gotta be all fresh new. I'm sorry. I didn't see any of you up to this for a while. So I was just safe in my own brain just brimming with excitement over on your own. I don't know if I'm more excited for all of the cool information, I learned or the detective work finding that information. I'm proud of this cool. I can't it makes me even intrigued. So we should we should jump right in. I guess so. In our first crossover episode on poisons, we talked a lot about how there's this fine line between poisons and medicine, and that these plants can be viewed as medicinal poisonous depending on who's administering the treatment. How much they know. And most importantly, what their intentions are. Yeah. What was your little spiel that you did are you a physician or a poyser pretender magician Tyler? Yeah. Very contrived. But. I believed you that's the important thing. I'm the magician here. But anyway, so. Yeah. So today, we're going to return to this theme a little bit with a trope Abella, Donna, which is as Matt men mentioned the scientific name for a plant also known as Bella Donna deadly Nightshade, beautiful death, dwell or Wally Dwayne berry. Bain wart devil's herb good Lord devils cherries devils, berries, murderers berry. Sarsour varies got home, which is very poisoned black cherry death cherries. And my absolute favorite nutty man's cherries. Makes two of almost the name of our quarantine. Wow. That is a very long list of names. I don't find combinations to be terribly useful. But when you see that many for one plant, it's done some stuff over the years. Yeah. Exactly. I mean. Yeah. That's a really good point. Actually, kind of like how the only answer with common names of the ones that get into your house. Right. Yeah. So smart. But that is a really good point. Because this is a serious plant. We're talking about. So it makes sense that it has all of these different names. It was really important to designate this plant as being distinct from other plants either looked like it or were in the same family of poisonous plants. So okay, just listing. These names for Bella Donna, we can see that. There might not be as much of a divide between good and evil public opinion of this plant as there were for monkshood or wolf Spain. But it's it's kind of funny actually to me that the name seems that the name that seems to have stuck with this plan for the longest is Bella Donna, which describes one of the more innocuous juices of the plant, and I know that you're all you might know this already. But if in case, you don't you might everyone might be dying to know. I'm sure I didn't know this until very recent. Okay. So we'll basically some writer in the fifteen. Hundreds described how Venetian women would put drops of Bella, Donna, tincture or juice or something into their is to make them appear deeper and darker and sexier by dialing people, which we'll talk a lot more about like what the heck. Yeah. People were like, you gotta have that big all people at sputum was missing something. Told me that. You haven't yet one America's next top model? Pupils aren't dilated enough. And that will also women would apply it directly to their cheeks to give it a rosy glow. Like, the juice in the berries the bed kinda Rosie talked about all right? But so anyway, so because it was used for these reasons it earned the name, Bella Donna, which is a talent for beautiful woman. But before it was used as a beauty enhancer. It had much more. Sinister associations. Let's start back at the beginning. A trope Abella Donna, and I'm just gonna call it, Bella, Donna, great. Okay. Was definitely known to the ancient Greeks Romans Scotts, and probably many other cultures since it is pretty widely distributed its genus name a trope actually comes from a troposphere, which is one of the three fates with a capital f so you may remember these fates from Disney's Hercules, that's the way I know. I know right as they all shared an eyeball and one of them had scissors and would go and then you're dead. You're dead. So in Greek mythology these three goddesses determine the fate of every mortal and God. So even Zeus feared that's a powerful. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. One of these goddesses would spin the threat of life. Another would measure it out and shape it and the third would decide when it would be cut. This third goddess was known as a trope boasts, the inflexible or immutable or she who may not be turned aside. Well, how? And it's yeah, it's it's pretty appropriate for these these plants who are in the genus because a lot of them can cause you to not return to life. Nice way of saying. It is. Borrowing from the ancient name of this plant, a trope and its more. Recent more innocent name, Bella Donna Lineas decided to name the plant trope Abella, Donna. So that kind of has this both. Yeah, it's too which is a mazing. You know, you look at synonyms and the amount of revisions plants have gone through to have Lineas give it one and stick this whole time either people are really into that idea. Like, why would you wanna name or just good job tax? Good name though. It's a great name because it's like, okay tells you everything not everything. But tells you a lot about what you need to know about this plant, right? Sort of this. Yeah. Right up front kill you. It'll make you pretty. I'm constructed. Beauty is pain. Pain is beauty while Bella Donna was used in ancient times as a poison such as for poison tipped arrows or by king Duncan of Scotland to poison an invading army of Danes, so MacBeth and company could slaughter them in their sleep. It was also used in rituals. One of them were infamous of these rituals was the celebrations held by the followers of the cult of dinosaur. Who is the Greek God of wine fertility? Yes, cheers to that. Ritual madness etcetera. The followers would apparently mixed Bella Donna into wine. So they would have these crazy wild trips and lose some or all of their sexual inhibitions. Wow. So it was like all of these like orgies like ancient Greek gorgeous. What sort of helped brought to you by? The tana. A side note on like on that plant vacation through ancient texts. There's a little difficult, right? We're actually just eating blueberries. They were like, no. I swear I totally different. Let's do it. Well, okay. Just who you is. Is there just blame it on the blueberries there? There are a lot of different plants that can cause symptoms that are similar to this or like this or whatever. And so yes that may have been attributed to this plant, but it could have been hens bane. It could have been Mandaric could have been something else. So we don't know. Exactly. But right, definitely Bella Donna was used and identified and known about in ancient time. So it's a strong can't just wanted to say that. But regardless of whether Bella Donna was used in orgies or to poison your enemies or husband all ancient writings about the plant are full of dire warnings about. It's extremely dangerous nature. Yeah. Always came with this like warning warning don't grow it. Don't eat it don't plan to just get it. Get rid of it. And so that doesn't really seem to be a lot of healing done by the plant during this time. Okay. In the middle ages, Bella Donna started to be called deadly Nightshade and his reputation for Colt rituals grew stories from this time say that the devil himself was responsible for cultivating and tending to the plant and the only day he forgot to do. This was wall Purgas knocked which is also known as. It's also known as Saint Walpurga tonight. So Saint Walpurga snide, I'm probably pronouncing this wrong. I was like are you saying this is if we're supposed to know what it is like that to tell you? What was your costume? It takes place on April thirtieth every year to commemorate Saint Walpurga, you all know good. Well, she was an eighth century. Abbess who battled pest rabies whooping cough and witchcraft oh, I love her. Well, she did it all time. I accept the witchcraft thing. Like just let that be. I know right. Everyone devil. For and against on this night. Which is also which is night all the witches would gather to wait for the arrival of spring and some of them would go to this mountain where they would await to meet or lay with the devil. So this is a Cording to stories from the time. I wanna go this. Yeah. The Greek orgy on this one. Well, you might end the same. Let me let me just finish part here. So according to these stories the plant that the devil had forgotten to tend would turn into a beautiful, but dangerous woman who had enchant you against your will. Why is it always a woman? Yeah. Darn enchanting. Trope Abell Donna was also allegedly used by which is in wizards. Who would so Matt if you're going to go to this party, just this you're going to have to do also jump the gun Aaron just tinted her hands very serious way? Grace turned into a lecture. Yes. Matt listen closely. Matt matthew. Which is in wizards would rub mix of this plant along with a few others like hemlock and crazy other ones onto their thighs and genitals before setting off on their broomsticks. I'm out. And that when the sticks come out. Buys your thighs in genitals. Sizes. Yeah. That's. I get the genitals actually going all in the thighs. Maybe it'll just continually like renew. It's like an extra. Like splinters in the wood. They're like, no, we don't want. Maybe it protects you, right? Right. Right. Okay. I don't know perhaps it tingles so the topical application of the plant might cause hallucinations and with the sensation of flying being one of these potential, hallucinations. So that kind of makes sense about broomsticks and fighting and so on. But the witches was also supposed to be sexually stimulating. And that is what I want to say a little bit about. So let's take a minute to just take stock of where. And when we are we're in the not right now. But I mean. In history in the history section bedroom. Yeah. We're in my back bedroom of my house right now. But as we are celebrating Saint Walpurga night. Yes in let's say the fourteen to the seventeenth centuries. We're in western Europe Christianity is the prevailing religion in most areas. And so you were either Christian on the side of good or you were evil considered evil. Yeah. Or you practice your religion in secret under the cover of night, so witchcraft became the sort of scapegoat term that was used as an explanation for why something bad and unexplainable happened. And as a as other like, this is not like us. And so it also was used to put blame on whoever was viewed as deserving of blame often outside or someone who simply did not conform. This was often women especially and which especially women who were outspoken or fierce didn't act subservient that type too troublesome one that troublesome current one. Ones. Right. But those women were to be feared and cast out. And so they were said to have sex with the devil or with demons and the use of plants like Bella, Donna represented this aggressive female sexuality, which was the scariest thing of all to men during this time. Course it became. It was like, oh, she's I'm sorry. You're not acting like a woman, should you know, which which she must be a witch. So that makes it one of my favorite plants to that. It makes me really have love for it. This is going to be the centre-piece to my Satan garden. I love it guarded commemorated or something sounds great. Well, anyway, so whether trope Abell Donna was actually used during which after pagan rituals isn't really clear, but what is clear is that the plant is largely viewed as being on the side of evil during this time. But during the next couple of centuries superstitions surrounding the plant receded. So you've already heard about a non witchcraft or non poisoning example of the plants use as a beauty enhancer in Italy during the fifteen hundreds and in the eighteenth century during the age of enlightenment doctors began performing thoughtful, or at least systematic studies on the possible medicinal applications of plants such as Bella Donna, and they found one and then another and another until it seemed like they were kind of being just pulling these applications out of thin air. One of the first actually effective uses of Bella Donna was to dilate the pupils which was help. F-full is surgery, but atropine, which is the extract or which is one of the active compounds was also a common ingredient in suppositories Animas, plasters injections. That's actually, I mean would let a terrible idea. Just didn't terms of its mechanism of actions. Not going to do what you okay? So it was used on its own as a topical pain killer and was also combined with other poisonous plants including the star of our first crossover with in defensive plans Atkins. Nice. Nice together bell. Donna and Atkins were supposed to be excellent for a severe sore throat or tonsillitis. I don't know if I I I would say that it would actually make it worse. Yes. About it supposed to be it was hailed as a great rate. And another thing that I have listed under my questionable uses bullet point. Is cigarettes with Bella Donna leaves soaked in opium tincture which were prescribed up through the nineteen thirties. I think like the opium just worked so good. It didn't matter what we're slathering. Just like why would you be prescribed that would just carry those around like actually break like those two affects would kind of counter each other a little bit. Yuck. I think is 'cause opium is gonna like slow your metabolism like down and Atrazine is going to kind of do the opposite of that. So it would kind of just like counter the effects of opium a little bit. So you would be at less risk for like your like stopping breathing and things like that. I guess, but it's seems like a terrible idea. Not advocating. Well, it's funny though, 'cause it's cousin is nicotine Nicotiana so tobacco right family. And we smoke plenty of alkaloids when we're we'll get to that. Yeah. I mean, it's like do you want the stuff that will kill you, slowly or stuff them like kill you faster? Actress sting. Yeah. Okay. So maybe not maybe not as crazy as I initially thought when I read it. I mean, it still seems pretty crazy like bad bad idea for sure. Seems seems I stick to the beco-. So another of Bella Donna's compounds scopolamine was used alongside morphine to induce twilight sleep for surgeries and revisiting the dark side of the plant. It was also used as a truth serum on occasion still is really really interesting documentary about scopolamine in Mexico. Yeah, it's bit can make very open coercion without showing any outward symptoms that you're fascinating. Vice vice did I did watch that awhile ago? Yes. Yeah. It's really it's intense. It's it's terrifying. It is terrifying. Wow. Check that out side. Again, also before anyone gets any ideas about this plant being an awesome, new hallucinogen that grows all over the world Timothy Leary who is the God of psychedelics, basically who's this famous. Everyone knows the name go. I nodded as like I was like, yeah. Tell me about. Okay. Theory is he was a Harvard researcher who studied the effects of psychedelics on people. He basically all and he tested them himself, like all all kinds. He was the turn on tune in drop out was like his things it was very it was the time of the cultural revolution in the US in the nineteen sixties and seventies. Who is a big part of that. Okay. So anyway, he knew psychedelics four. Sure. Yeah. And he was he allegedly said about Bella Donna that he had never heard of a good Bella, Donna trip. All terrifying. And horrible and just let lefty feeling awful, not surprised not recommended. Yeah. The active components of ballad, Donna, so mainly atropine and scopolamine were discovered in the early eighteen hundreds which meant that the compounds could be isolated to include in the many medications that I mentioned and also that could be detected in cases of suspected murder. That's right. So it turns out that Bella Donna was not an uncommon way to off your spouse or neighbor or patient. Some did it with the plant itself such as a woman who tossed in twenty or so Bella Donna buries into her husband's blueberry bowl in an attempt to sedate him as he was raging out against the entire family. And he case he he was more than sedated. He was he died. He died. Others usually isolated compound atropine, which was pretty much only acceptable at a certain point to physicians, and nurses and have either of you ever heard of the serial killer named Marie Jeneret or Jenrette. Maybe she was a Swiss nurse who in eighteen sixty eight was convicted of murdering six of her patients and attempting to poison to more with atropine turns out, she had been taking attribute for years and developed a tolerance for it. So she had to fake it. I conditioned to get more which reminds me of the Princess bride when I developed a resistance, I came powder. I didn't know that you could actually do that to different poisons and somebody actually did that. So but with that fresh prescription she began giving it to her patience, but she was eventually caught red-handed. And then there's the more recent case of the scientists and lecturer of biologists. I think in Scotland who in nineteen Ninety-four attempted to poison his wife by serving her a gin and tonic with a little something extra after taking a few sips. She started to feel really sick. So he called the gen. Practitioner who had gone gone home for the evening, and he left a message. He didn't bother calling emergency services. Even though she was feeling deathly ill. The message got sent to emergency services anyway, and they showed up where they diagnosed her as having symptoms of atropine poisoning. It turned out that this dude had put atropine and a bunch of bottles of tonic at a grocery store and then returned home with one. So he put them in tonic and bottles of tonic water at the groceries. It's why. Well, the terrible plan. Seven other people around the area had also come down with a strange case of atropine poisoning. After drinking tonic water from the same grocery store. So on first glance, it seemed like his wife was just another victim. Yeah. Kind of like I don't care if multiple people die. I just don't want to get caught for. Well. The thing is in the other bottles. It was a lower concentration of atropine. But in his wife's tonic bottle or his wife's drink it was much higher. So it was he was definitely making an effort. It's interesting that people can show up though, and see it and go this looks like atropine poisoning. It's enough of a thing. Yeah. We'll talk about it. Rolling on your this is why I can't wait. I'm almost done. Don't worry. Yes. This was his plan all along just to be oh, this is a random poisoning. And he also was having an affair with this woman that he was trying to run off with anyway. So he was convicted sent to jail served twelve years. He's out obviously. And after his release he was hired as a professor of philosophy and medical ethics. I'm sorry. What him out no attempted murder? Doesn't get you very far, I guess and the court system. I so on that note. Erin, will you tell us what it would be like to be poisoned by Bella, Donna. Yes. Okay. Article is an online only furniture company that offers beautiful modern well-made furniture designed with Scandinavian simplicity in mind. I'm so excited about the items that I got from article they ship so quickly for only forty nine dollars flat rate. And I got I've told you about the beautiful velvet green chair. But I also got this gorgeous very adult looking mirror like full length mirror because I didn't own a mirror in my house before it's beautiful. And I love it. And it brings me joy. And it's it's awesome too. 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The first is your somatic nervous system, which is like your muscles in your arms and your legs. Like what you might think of as your nervous system. It's like your sensory nerves and you're bending your arm all that stuff. But then there's your auto Nommik nervous system. And that's the part that you might not think about because it mostly controls stuff that you're unaware of like your digestion and sweating, maybe your way of sweating always wear facts never enough to control it. So the automatic nervous system controls all of that kind of stuff in your body, digestion, salvation bla-bla-bla. Okay. And the nervous system has two major divisions the sympathetic and the Paris and pathetic. So don't like don't fade on me guys going to be it's going to get really fun. Like, we're going to talk about. The crazy things have in auto Nommik nervous in the some sympathetic and unsympathetic, wink, just exactly so this sympathetic nervous system, basically think of it as fighter flight McCray. So everybody knows fight or flight. Right. So if you think about what happens in your body physiologically if you were to get into a situation where you would need that fight or flight response murder outside my window. Exactly. A clown in amaze all of those things. Okay. So think about and tell me you guys what kinds of things are going to be happening in your body in that situation. Go sweat heart rate blowing. All of these are green tea, my pants be. Okay. No, actually, not gonna hear pants. I'll tell you. Why? Maybe that's my fights. Or just you. Okay. So absolutely. Your heart rate is going to increase, right? Your heart rate is going to increase if gonna beat harder, and it's going to be faster. And that's because you need to get that blood to your body right to your arms and your legs. So that you can run away your you said, your blood vessels are going to dilate absolutely all of the blood vessels that go to your skeletal muscles are going to die late and all the ones that go to your internal organs are going to constrict is get nauseous if I run. Yeah. Probably. Yeah. I don't do that. But it's like your stomach is like we don't need this right now. Right. You don't need to digest the same witch that you just ate because you need to focus on running away from a murderer. So awesome. Sweating is probably gonna happen after the fact. Right. So it will actually be probably sweating a complicated one. So let's ignore it. What about hearing the blood my ears? Yes. So that's just because you're part is pumping so hard and so fast. Right. So you're part is like going crazy. And so you can hear the blood rushing to your ears. You're not going to be your pants until after the threat is gone. Here's why accepted. All your all of the smooth muscles around your GI tract. And your bladder are actually going to relax because you don't need digestion right now. Right. No parasols parasol says, but all of your fingers are going to contract. Poop yourself. You're not gonna poop yourself all of your poop is going to be held right in all it's going to be held in. Because the last thing that you need when you're confronted with something is to be it could be that like immediately upon seeing something you could like things could void before they contract or what happens often pistons. Sorry. What happens often in what my high school biology teacher actually told us about he was not a great human. But who was a great biology teacher. He said that what he needs to do. Was like at Knott's berry farm, or whatever. When you have those haunted scary houses, he worked at one of those in high school or something like that. And he said that he would scare people right in front of the restroom like meat to p really bad. And so then it would stimulate their sympathetic response, really fast. But then they would quickly realize that they don't need it. And then the Paralympics would take over and then it would release everything and they themselves right in. Oh, my. Oh, wow. That is power. It's that we probably should not have just given to the world. But if I were a high school student working at corn scary mazer absolutely just wanted to make my friends p hearing that story is part of what made me interested in biology. You know, it's like well Mansi. I just did it for the phone. Okay. So anyways, all of that all of those reactions, that's your sympathetic response. So fighter flight sympathetic. That's what's happening when you're under serious duress. Okay. Fighter flight anxiety attack etcetera. What about the rest of the time the rest of the time, you're payers sympathetic nervous system is your friend. This system is your rest and digest. Okay. The breed ones grosser 'cause like breed. But yes, you could say that to you. So you can think of the actions of the Perez empathetic nervous system as basically almost exactly the opposite of the actions of the sympathetic nervous system. Peeing all the time. Exactly. So if you're sympathetic nervous system is increasing your heart rate. Your parents pathetic is slowing it down. If you're sympathetic is blocking pear sauce in digestion than your pathetic is promoting it. If the sympathetic is constricting your speakers than the para sympathetic is letting them fly break. Okay. Exactly. Okay. So the Paris pathetic nervous systems actions are mediated by two things. Basically, a neurotransmitter that's called acetylcholine. Which is like a little molecule that's released at the end of nerve and the receptor where acetylcholine binds. Okay. And that receptor is called a muscular, Nick receptor will must Nick like a muscle. Think of it that way, even though muscle receptors. Sure. Even though it's not on muscles the little jumps in between the nerve. Exactly, right. Yeah. Okay. These two divisions of your automatic nervous system. Pair sympathetic reston digest sympathetic fight or flight they work together. And most of the time in most organ systems, it's your parents, and pathetic that's kind of in control, right? Because you're not most of the time under serious like fighter flight. Stimulation? I hope not. But if you were to block the sympathetic nervous system than the pair sympathetic would be even more pronounced. So your heart rate would go down even more excetera. Right. If you were to block the sympathetic or silence. And if you were to block the para sympathetic than you're sympathetic would take over. So both of these things are acting kind of all the time. It's just a matter of which one is in control and taking over make sense. Yeah. Cool now, you're an expert on the nervous system. Congratulations. Everyone. So why did I spend so much time? Talking you real how the nervous system works. Have a feeling it has to do with Bella Donna just here in? Did. You do your doctorate or something? Those heart here. So glad you mentioned it. Doctor dr. Here. Right. So it turns out that the compounds in Bella Donna that make it so dangerous directly affect your para sympathetic nervous system. Licitly? They are what's called a muscular Rennick receptor antagonists, which is a fancy mouthful of a word that basically means it blocks the effects of the pair sympathetic system. So it's blocking rest and digest which means what system takes over sympathetic writer float exactly right to refine its. Yeah. And so those compounds which you mentioned already are atropine scopolamine, and there's another one called Hiault cya mean or data 'ring, whatever atropine scopolamine of the most important who cares about this other one not me. So having after pain or scopolamine in your system, basically means that you're sympathetic nervous system. The one that makes you freak out having Zayed's fighter flight is now unopposed and can take over the workings of your body. So you guys tell me what kind of symptoms. Are we going to see dilated pupils? Heavy breathing heart rate, really going fast. Exactly. So your heart rate's gonna increase like crazy. You know, more peeing. No more peeing, right? All your sisters are going to be shut up real tight. So it can cause constipation and it can cause urinary incontinence, your pupils are going to dilate. And that's because if you think about in a fight or flight situation, you need to be able to get as much light into your eyes as possible to like see what's going on. Yeah. But if you're in a rest and digest your eyes are like it's cool like we'll just be here. Right. It also what it also affects is that your parents and pathetic nervous system is what controls the near far focus of your eyes, which is called accommodation and so- blocking the Paris in pathetic effect doesn't allow you to accommodate. So it can actually cause blurry vision. In addition to this people dilation. Oh, so that was another thing that women who use it too much in their eyes would go blind or the ability to. See? Yeah. Because you lose the ability to accommodate. Yeah. Right. It's fun. So yeah, that's sort of the main effects of actress seen there's actually there. Also are central nervous system affects which we didn't necessarily talk about the central nervous system effects of your pear sympathize or sympathetic nervous system. But because atrophine can cross your blood brain barrier. It can also affect your brain. Which is why it can cause hallucinations confusion, all kinds of crazy things. There's actually a really funny little. Poem. I don't know saying can I guess what it is yet. Do it is it hot is a hair blind as a bat dry as a bone red as a beet. And as a hen mad Hatter actually ahead mad as a Hatter because hens are not really that crazy, but had Hatters people who made hats you played Zelda. Great are crazy. But also the header is really crazy. I guess the matchmaker. Yeah. But yet that's exactly the saying. Yes. Yeah. And what's cool is that we kind of went through all ready all of those specific things, right? You're blind. Is that because your pupils are dilated? And if you lost you've lost accomodation, your red as a beet because all of your blood vessels like to your skin and your muscles are now dilated. So you've got tons of blood rushing to your skin, which makes you read and also hot as a hair and your dry Abon because your parents and pathetic nervous system is what causes style very secretion. So now, you have no saliva, which is also why I don't think it would be a good treatment for sore throat because it actually can cause a very sore throat atrophied because you have no saliva you want to be drier. And mad Hatter because it crosses the blood brain barrier and can cause hallucinations. So that just opened up. I that's why love coming here. All these cool things about the plants and just puts it into contests. It's so cool. So atropine is the most potent of these compounds, but it actually it still today is used sometimes medically. So we use it in emergency situations to treat braided cardia or a very very low heart rate because it's going to end up stimulating your heart rate. I don't know how often it's actually used for real. But I do know that it's like if you look at a crash cart at a hospital, they do have atropine on hand. So there you go. It also can be used in the case of organophosphate insecticide poisoning because this is really cool, and I get into it because entomology, but. Organo-phosphates act kind of on the same. It on the same receptors, and they caused them to be constituency active, and so this can kind of help reverse those affects but only on the muscular Nic receptors, this is probably too much anyways, I can be used to treat. We're gonna phosphate insecticide poisoning. I think all I mean, we're here in a very rural area. Right. It's a very real thing that somebody could be poisoned by that. It's not gonna help like it'll basically it's just symptomatic relief. Getting you to the hospital to get you. Yeah. Talks. Right. Exactly. Scopolamine is actually still used as a treatment for seasickness or motion sickness? They give it as a transgender transdermal patch because it also can cross the blood brain barrier. So can help with nausea and things like that. And treatment of atropine overdose is with a drug called Faisal Stig mean, which basically just helps. So the neurotransmitter acetylcholine that I mentioned it the drugs that you treat Atrazine with just increase the amount of that available. So that you can kind of overcome the effects of Atrazine, so it doesn't reverse atropine necessarily, it just helps you sort of overcome the effects. So that you can then get better faster healing people's a bizarre sport. Yeah. We about it. So yeah, I have some info on how much it might take to kill you. Yeah. Not much just for a friend just very refund. So atropine specifically was the one that I found the most information about Atrazine can basically start incapacitating people at about ten to twenty milligrams dosage, and I wanted to ask you, Matt. And maybe we'll talk about this. 'cause I couldn't find probably could've if I looked harder. How many milligrams of atropine are in like a berry plant shouldn't ask me because I do not know, I don't know either. Totally that like some children could die after eating handful like a few Barry I saw that like it could be between like point five and one point two percent. But I don't know how many millions equates to let's rewind. I do know an answer to that. Which is the safe bet. But it's it varies from plant to plant, honestly, depending on how it's growing. So there's to give a standard would be rough. But there is. Yeah. So anyways, ten to twenty milligrams can incapacitate you it could probably kill a child, but the lethal dose for an adult human is usually between ninety one hundred and thirty milligrams of pure atrophying. So again, not sure exactly how many Barry's. But we're not advocating that you kill anybody without Japan. So let's not even get into it. Just don't don't don't do it. Don't touch the plan. Yeah. If you survive, so if your doses not lethal, which it's obviously not always lethal symptoms. Generally, like the onset is pretty quick within like an hour or a couple of hours. But they do get betters within like three to four days. And then there really isn't any permanent loss of function. Okay, provided you're not drilling it all the time. Exactly. Yeah. But yeah, there's also huge individual variation in your susceptibility to atropine, which so it totally makes sense that people could become used to it because it basically is just blocking this specific receptor. So what your body will do is just make more receptors? Okay. So if you use it all the time, it's the same thing with opiates your body. That's why you go from like, a low dose to like straight up heroin right is because you your body makes more receptors, and then it becomes less effective. And then you need a stronger dose. Yeah. So. Yeah. Amazing. That puts a lot of things in the context here. I'm glad. I'm glad. 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So all right. So many names for this plant include the word Nightshade. And did you know, there's a whole Nightshade family mom, you did anyone who gardens to any sort of degree probably comes across that word at some point or another because a lot of our favorite fruits and tubers or I guess call him vegetables thir-, fruits and tubers roots and tubers some from this family. So deadly Nightshade is a cousin of tomatoes potatoes, Aaberg, jeans, and or eggplant. Fancy tomatoes. Yeah. It's a big family. A lot is going on. But a lot of the same toxic compounds are shared by this family, which is why you don't eat raw potatoes. Do not eat unripe or literally any other part of the tomato plant their their well defended to to a large degree really makes sense that you don't rob potatoes because that's the route and the route generally has the most the compound well defended because that's the thing that's getting through to next year. And this this family Solan ICI. So when I see so it's native to Europe and parts of North Africa as well as western Asia. So this is like a nice Eurasian at shares that with a lot of other plants that have been found us. We'll just because of history of human settlement and cultivation, but it has been naturalized and introduced throughout the world. I don't think it's terribly weedy. In fact, most of what I read says it's actually kind of hard to, cultivate, it can be picky, which is. Interesting, but it is a plant of disturbance likes edges nothing to Sonny nothing to shaded a little bit more nutrients in the soil. So this makes sense that it would be involved in human history. You think humans leave a Mark on the landscape, even paleolithic humans were disturbing landscape? Right and certain plants probably followed them around whenever they did that. Inevitably you see a plant enough you're gonna experimented with it a little bit you'd expect. Right. So this probably came into play wait earlier than people were even keeping records of it. Which is fascinating. Because I always think about all of the work that must go into playing with and experimenting through the ages. Right. But if someone's are just kind of sticking around human settlements. Yeah. Yeah. Of course, we're gonna come into contact with. It's not a very long lived plant, which I think is pretty interesting can live up to forty eight years in the wild, which really tells you it's at home in these transitional environments, it gets done what it needs to get done in a short amount of time makes the best use of its time. And what better way to optimize your life your short life on this planet? Then to protect yourself with some nasty, nasty chemicals makes sense. Yeah. Plants have two options really chemical and physical than physical is very costly. Right. It takes a lot of energy and carbon to produce spines thorns needles, those sorts of things chemicals. If you grow in nutrient rich area, especially one with high in nitrogen, you can make alkaloids really easily. And so that is probably one of the main selective pressures that drove this planet to be just horrendous for you. Right. And so it's also very fleshy. It's not something that guards itself with Woody tissues. Again, that's costly. They don't live very long their perennial. They dieback every year again more emphasis for that selection pressure for toxic compounds. Oh, yeah. It's fun to think about this because they can't get up and run away so poison whatever whatever's chewing on you, you wanna make sure it either doesn't do that again or has no opportunities to do that again. So I've heard botanist call this the most one of the most toxic plants in the western hemisphere. I've also heard about nisei it's one of the most toxic plants in the eastern figure one, plus one whatever fear you find yourself on avoid it. But again thinking about all of the plants in the Nightshade family. It's a lot of these chemicals are not unique deadly Nightshade. It's just really good at it and happens to hang around people very often like sort of these calcareous rock. So it does really well in Europe, which might explain some of the more. Mediterranean, European themed anecdotes being kinda predominant there. Right. And like I said, it's kind of fleshy, which is kinda cool. It's a beautiful plant. I wish I didn't have a all the ones in my book. They they don't recommend growing very often doesn't show up in a lot of the like beautiful gardening illustrations, but it is a beautiful plant people hear it. So the issue with common names is sometimes they can apply to a lot of different plants, and you wanna make sure that if someone serves you a Nightshade if it happens to share one with less toxic. When the good news is most of that are called Nightshade don't mess with them. But people confuse it with another one bittersweet Nightshade, which is vine has tiny little purple flowers, and it looks like a yellow traffic cone coming down from the bottom. Very reminiscent of tomato flower. Right. Okay. Bella Donna looks nothing. Like that. It's actually very different for this family. It's not buzz pollinated, which is what tomatoes and Auber jeans. Yes. So buzz pollination is really cool. The be is coming. They land on the cone, and they have to vibrate at a specific frequency to release the pollen there in these little chambers. And so there's plants that are like a C sharp. There's plans that are utilize e minor that sort of thing. I don't know what tomatoes they might be like an ac-, but it's really fun to watch. Because if you sit you'll watching the and you'll see like spray down onto them bell down. Does not do that. It's got these beautiful serve. Burgundy? Maroon bell shaped flowers that come down freely pollinated by a variety of larger insects, very pretty plant though. I mean, if it's something that you're aware of cautious around respectful of it would make an actual very interesting addition to any garden like beautiful centerpiece to you're Satan sing. They can get pretty impressive in height. Six point six feet is the tallest which is really impressive for plant, and that probably, you know, pack, some potency home I guide. Yeah. Imagine in the fruits themselves, the ones that probably get the most attention despite the whole plant being pretty awful for you is a berry, it's an actual berry, just like tomatoes tomatoes, berries, make plans. Various right, fleshy pulpy fruit with lots and lots of seeds in there. So the berries start green and ripe into black. And they do have are said to have a sweet taste to them. So a lot of children make very bad mistakes because they don't it's not like you're eating something better. They right. Eat a few. Right. And what would it numb your tongue or anything even to give you an indication of like, you know, how you know? So because it doesn't. So the musk clinic receptors are only in the Paris empathetic nervous system, not the somatic nervous system, which is your sensory. And so it would once you ingest it, and it would be started to digest before it took effect. Well, yeah. And it wouldn't affect any sensory nerves or anything like that. So you wouldn't have any numbness? You wouldn't have any tingling? You wouldn't have any muscle spasms because it's not affecting any of that stuff. So the first symptoms that you probably have would be things like dry mouth. Yeah. So that flushing fever. That's one of the first ones. Yeah. So as we discussed not all parts of the plan are equally toxic plants are going to prioritize certain organs over others, mainly their roots and the reproductive structures, and there's kind of a descending level of toxic city accordingly. The roots have the most upwards of one point three percent of them is made up of toxic compounds. There's a whole suite which I'll get to leaves one point two percent stocks. So stems point six five percent flowers point six percent and berries, oddly, enough point seven percent in the scenes are only point four percent that also makes sense so berries, you don't want anything that shouldn't be eating them to eat them. But you also need to eventually get your seeds out into the environment. Right. So don't load them with toxic things. I also found out interestingly enough that these toxins are expressed in everything from the nectar to the pollen as well. And they're not alone in that a lot of plants toxic nectar. I have heard about people becoming sick or maybe dying after eating Honey med, Honey. Yeah. Are from Appalachia. He would deal with that. Actually. So anytime, they say don't Honey you're honeybees next to rhododendrons because rhododendrons have a pretty nasty toxin that built Honey. And you'd mentioned feeding it to soldiers to knock them out. I think it was the Romans don't quote me on this would leave infect hives with mad Honey, they would feed these Bs on rhododendron and leave them on the routes of other soldiers, wait to they gorge themselves on it. And then just come in and slay them as they were on the ground, all nerve doubt. We're gonna quote you on. Yeah. That's true. I don't know of as the grease the it's. It's one of those two doing probably both. Right. But the interesting thing is a lot of organisms can get away with eating these plants. Right. It's very confusing to have something so terribly toxic to something like you. And I but seeing a little bird go up and go no problems. Right. Yeah. So that really set me down this rabbit hole because I know nothing about any sort of metabolic process that would be able to cope with this. You brought it up last time we talked. I think it was on my podcast about how insects kind of overcome this with some channelization and stuff, but it it's fascinating because these are small brightly colored berries birds birds are number one, the disburser this plant. So I went what's going on there. And it's not just Atrazine that they're producing right there also producing compounds like high Asya mean and Solan in which a lot of them other. So there's a lot of stuff to deal with their which tells me there's a lot of things that it doesn't want eating it. But whatever has to deal with that has to cope with that. So I went about trying. Figure out what it is about birds that lets them do with this on any great degree. And there's a lot of really fascinating ecology here interest in how animals cope with toxic plants actually comes up way more than I realized and it comes up from the food industry. Right. Because if an animal can eat a lot of something or eat, something and doesn't immediately die from it. Can it build up in that animal? And then when we consume the byproducts of that animal can that hurt us, so famously fish. Yeah. Mercury in fish, Lincoln's mother was said to be killed by milk sickness was actually from drinking the milk of cows. That have been feeding on a certain type of plant that grows like crazy around here whitesnake route that okay? So this is a big concern that we've known about for very long time, and it comes up quite a bit. So there's a lot of unfortunate experiments where they just feed toxic things to animals and see what happens so in searching for how birds are able to cope with eating these berries. I found a thing about. Tro pain Alec alkaloids and birds, which that's the suite of compounds that that night shades are producing they're called tro pain, alkaloids and alkaloids across the board very bioactive molecules, very rich in nitrogen, and so they wanted to know what was going to happen. Because obviously again, they've observed that a lot of animals can eat this stuff larger animals, of course, just because it takes a lot to bring down a cow versus a medium sized human but birds pretty small, even if it's a hen, and so they noticed birds reading these dispersed by birds what's going on here. Well, they took a bunch of different kinds of hens, which I realized that they're mostly hens that are like egg producers and ones that are meat producers, and they just fed them varying levels of plant materials containing the that class of compounds, which I think they used deter which determined was one of the ones you mentioned named after these plants, which is great. But they regardless it's the same compound. They're just trying to see what concentrations does it affect. And it turns out. That poultry specifically so chickens these Gulf forms appear to possess an atropine hydroxy lace like enzyme that. Inactivates tro pain alkaloids. That's so cool blew my mind. So yes, they're bringing them in. They do affect them at increasing doses. But they can eat a lot more than you would expect for an animal that size, errands, minus blown is fully blown. I mean that must like that has to mean that birds at least poultry that they have evolved with exposure to these compounds like from the beginning. So I'm gonna test. You what our chickens like type of class of birds? I don't dockings. Doc ins fall under but they're not Peschiera formulas. No, they're judges the small little birds. It's like the most. Yes, it's the only one I can think of right now they're gala formless, right? Which is doesn't have no idea. I'm across the room. Just double up. So they are in the same group as pheasants and in the wild pheasants are said to be the most numerous bird seen feeding on this plant. So at some point in the lineage of the pheasants, they realized that there's a group of delicious berries out there Belushi narrowly speaking, they have a history dealing with this, right? Oh my God. That is cool. I never expected to track down that kind of connection out of a medical agro journal that was really cool to find God. But it gets even better. Oh my gosh. How so again it still affects them it's not going to kill them outright. Right. The way more. They're eating the worse. It's gonna get just able to basically break down the atrophine or the alcohol in some extent. Right. So feeding on higher amounts or feeding for a longer increased the chances of. Mild diarrhea, which is interesting going back to what you said about it extra shutting it down. But it may not be atrophied. It might be one of the other classes cons, but it actually gives the birds mild diarrhea just a little bit plants perspective. Do you want seed sitting in a gut for a very long time? Or do you want them to get removed from dot may, right? Stop it right now thing so not only do you have birds can eat your berries, give him the poops, and you've pretty much insured that the just far enough away to make your seeds. Find a new spot full of nitrogen rich poop to grow guys. Are you hearing this because what to do nother PHD? Don't do it. Like what the heck that is plants. Are fascinating are fascinating. I feel so sad for my life that I lived with plant by blindness for so long God for you. Donna, which is kind of ironic, but it's so lighting, oh pines. So long term exposure elevated exposure gives the birds the case of the diarrheas but breeding frequency was not affected and the effects tended to be transient only for the duration of the study and did not appear to affect their health in the long run whatsoever. And to be honest with you this plant is not numerous enough on the landscape to ever become an issue for any wild bird to begin with. So being relatively uncommon is actually beneficial. They find some food. It's a quick easy meal. They eat it gives them a little diarrhea. They poop the seeds out the plants happy the birds happy. No one's worse for the wear if this plant were to become common in birds were to gorge themselves on it. You might be hearing a different story. Wow. So atropine like I mentioned also has the toxic pollen and the toxic nectar, which brings up a lot of questions about pollination. So what they found was that the alcohol content in both the nectar in the pollen is significantly higher. Than it is other species investigated, which is interesting so trope is really expressing a lot of these in weird tissues. But the selective selection hypothesis is only part of the alkaloid spectrum is being produced. So they don't think it's getting the full complement of that chemical cocktail, but on some level that the plant just can't help produce. But it could also help protect from from potential pollen thieves nectar thieves things that wanna eat their pollen. So it's the straight off. Right. There's no like one size fits all solution. You can't be the most beneficial thing across the board. So, you know, okay. You heard a few pollinators here. And there you hurt your disperses temporarily but working it's working. So, yeah, it's this idea that not everything, and I've Lucien should be thought of as higher Arkell or being better than the other. It's just if it works at works. Right. It's just can't be less beneficial beneficial. Right. I think the most important thing to remember here is at the end of the day. It's a matter of. Of variation within a species when it comes to toxic city, and you had mentioned someone had said there has been no case of a good trip on Bella Donna, but plenty of other members of this family are toyed around with in used to one degree or another for recreational purposes, and plants are very plastic organisms again because they can't get up and move. So keep in mind that across the board the dose is gonna depend on where it's growing how it's growing what conditions the soil or like how much light it was getting all of those things and to pick up one berry and give it to someone and say, oh that was fine. You could pick up the next. Barry net would be the last Barry anyone ever eight. So in recreation with any of these in any way, yet don't eat it. But it is interesting to mention that even if you're trying to grow these plants there's nothing saying you can't try to grow these in your garden be cautious. Right, right. And there's a reason you don't see it being sold, very, garlic. Onerous. Yeah. It's a fascinating plant. Don't. I'm really happy. This was the one we jumped. Oh my gosh. Meet to you. I feel like we picked for our first to poison casts like two of the coolest there. I mean, that's the thing though. Every time I feel like you go digging. I know it becomes this amazing fund store. He had. Thank you. Oh my gosh. That was the most fun. Thank you so much. Yes. Thank you. Both so much for having me. And thanks everybody for listening. Hopefully, you guys droid it as much as we did. Please follow us on all the social media's yet where this podcast will kill you on Facebook and Instagram, and w k y on Twitter and check us out under website. This podcast will kill you dot com on our website. 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