Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot

April 10th, 2014 Comments off

The parents of James Leininger were first puzzled and then disturbed when their two-year-old son began screaming out chilling phrases during recurrent nightmares, such as, “Plane on fire! Little man can’t get out!”

The centerpiece of a loving family of three, James was a happy, playful toddler who had only just begun stringing together sentences. Determined to understand what was happening to their son, Bruce and Andrea set off on a journey of discovery that was to rock them to their core. For the more they researched the arcane comments and fragmented details little James revealed, the more they were drawn inescapably to a shocking conclusion: that James was reliving the life of James Huston, a World War II fighter pilot who was killed in the battle for Iwo Jima– over sixty years ago!

Through painstaking research and conversations with war veterans and surviving members of James Huston’s family, Bruce and Andrea were forced to confront their skepticism and reexamine their entire belief system. In the process, they not only managed to solve the mystery of their son’s statements. They also uncovered revelations about James Huston’s life and wartime experiences that could finally bring peace and healing to his loved ones, decades after his death.

This book features stunning drawings from James Leininger illustrating his unshakable memories, photos that portray the eerie resemblance between young James and the adult James Huston, and a foreword from world-renowned past lives expert Carol Bowman. In SOUL SURVIVOR, readers will come to know and believe in the special child.

Reviews

James Leininger’s story is the most compelling evidence so far for reincarnation.
–T.J. MacGregor, Edgar-winning author of Running Time

Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, you can’t help being impressed by the compelling evidence in its favor from this story of James Leininger, an American child who has recurring memories of a past life as World War II fighter pilot, James Huston, who was killed in the battle for Iwo Jima. Soul Survivor is a fascinating read; highly recommended.” –Phyllis Vega author of What Your Birthday Reveals About You and Lovestrology

Soul Survivor describes the case of James Leininger, a spectacular example of the phenomenon of young children who seem to remember previous lives. We are fortunate that one of our guides for the story is James’ father Bruce, who approaches the situation with a critical attitude. His insistence on doubting each piece of information until it can be verified makes the eventual conclusion that James’s parents reach–that he is indeed remembering the life of a deceased World War II pilot–well-earned. Anyone interested in the possibility of past-life memories, or anyone who thinks it can be easily dismissed, needs to read this book. ” –Jim B. Tucker, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia and author of Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives

I believe with all my heart that James is James again. His story is riveting. I am sure this book will cause readers to see the truth: That we do come back here again, so we should make the most of the chances we have this time around.” –Concetta Bertoldi, author of the New York Times bestseller Do Dead People Watch You in the Shower? –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Source: Amazon.com

Reincarnation – Airplane Boy (abc Primetime)

Video Legendado em Português

Categories: Documentários, Filosofia, Livros, Religião Tags:

A História do Politicamente Correto

February 18th, 2014 Comments off

Veja, também o “The History of Political Correctness” by William S Lind e seu ensaio original “Who Stole Our Cultureaqui.

William S. Lind is a military historian theorist, a former defense specialist on Capitol Hill, and a long time associate of conservative leader Paul Weyrich. He is also a pundit on cultural conservatism.

Mr. Lind has a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a Master’s degree in history from Princeton University.

Lind formerly was director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism at the Free Congress Foundation. The author of many books and articles on military strategy and war, he first expounded the theories of Fourth Generation warfare in an article in the Marine Corps Gazette in 1989. He writes for many publications, including The American Conservative magazine.

Categories: Documentários Tags:

Racism: A History

February 13th, 2014 Comments off

A documentary which is exploring the impact of racism on a global scale, as part of the season of programmes marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Beginning by assessing the implications of the relationship between Europe, Africa and the Americas in the 15th century, it considers how racist ideas and practices developed in key religious and secular institutions, and how they showed up in writings by European philosophers Aristotle and Immanuel Kant.

Looking at Scientific Racism, invented during the 19th century, an ideology that drew on now discredited practices such as phrenology and provided an ideological justification for racism and slavery. These theories ultimately led to eugenics and Nazi racial policies of the master race. Some upsetting scenes.

The third and final episode of Racism: A History examines the impact of racism in the 20th Century. By 1900, European colonial expansion had reached deep into the heart of Africa. Under the rule of King Leopold II, The Belgian Congo was turned into a vast rubber plantation. Men, women and children who failed to gather their latex quotas would have their limbs dismembered. The country became the scene of one of the century’s greatest racial genocides, as an estimated 10 million Africans perished under colonial rule. Contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing.

1. The Color of Money

2. Fatal Impact

3. A Savage Legacy

Documentário Completo (legendado em português)

Categories: Documentários Tags:

Nova seleção na seção de Músicas e Músicos – Lalo Schifrin

January 8th, 2014 Comments off

Foi adicionada mais uma seleção de composições na seção de “Músicas e Músicos” do Drink: “Lalo Schifrin“.

As composições escolhidas foram: Mission Impossible, More Mission, The Blues for Johann Sebastian Bach, Marquis De Sade, Renaissance, Aria, Troubadour, The Wig, Versailles Promenade, Bossa Antique, 007 Theme, Venice After Dark, The Fox, Danube Incident, Bullit, The Exorcist (Unused Theme), Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, Jaws, Rush Hour, Bolero, Montuno, Charley Varrick, Enter The Dragon

Para apreciar mais esta seleção clique em “Lalo Schifrin“.

E, para seu maior prazer, observe a nota abaixo, que vale para todas as músicas:

Recomendo enfaticamente a utilização de um bom par de fones ou conjunto de caixas acústicas, para poder apreciar em sua totalidade a riqueza de sons dos diversos instrumentos tocados nas músicas.

The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death

January 8th, 2014 Comments off

We each live in the shadow of a personal apocalypse: the knowledge that — someday, somehow — we will die. It’s a terrifying thought, and so we look for a way out. In my talk from TEDxBratislava (and in my book Immortality).

I walk through four stories that people have told throughout cultures and time, as a way to manage this very real fear. Here, some of the myths, books, movies and articles where you can see each of these stories reflected. I’ll end with a fifth story — I call it the “wisdom narrative” — an alternative to these oft-repeated tales.

1. The Elixir story

Almost every known culture has legends of a magic pill or potion that can ward off ageing and disease. Alchemists in both East and West, for example, believed they could brew an elixir of life, while the Spaniard Juan Ponce de León believed he would find the fountain of youth in Florida. Jorge Luis Borges wonderfully satirises this quest in his short story ‘The Immortal’, which details the terrible consequences of finding the water “that cleanses men of death.”

The idea of being immune to death is one that fills us with hope and dread in equal measure. In Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift gives us the Struldbrugs, who never die but continue to age, so becoming shriveled and senile. This is a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Tithonus, the tragic prince granted immortality by Zeus, but not eternal youth.

The most popular recent exploration of the elixir myth is in the Harry Potter books and films. From the Philosopher’s Stone to the Horcruxes, the series asks whether we should accept death or rebel against it.

Despite warnings from myth and literature, the quest for the elixir continues. The historian David Boyd Haycock chronicles the many attempts of serious science to defeat aging and disease in his book The Mortal Coil: A Short History of Living Longer, or you can watch one of the leading advocates of a modern day elixir, Aubrey de Grey, in his TED Talk.

2. The Resurrection story

Given the success rate of the average elixir, it is a good idea to have a back up plan — and that is just what the Resurrection Story offers: it promises that if you die, you can nonetheless physically rise to live again.

The most influential story of resurrection can of course be found in the Gospels. If you’ve not read them for a while, you might be surprised — for example, by the passage that tries to explain away rumours that the disciples themselves took Jesus’s body (Matthew 28:11-15).

But the story of Jesus was by no means the first legend of a god-figure who died and rose again, so defeating death for himself and the rest of us. The ancient Egyptian god Osiris, for example, did the same as the first mummy. Spectacular artifacts from the three thousand year cult he inspired can be seen in museums across the world, especially the British Museum in London, the Neues Museum in Berlin, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or of course Cairo’s own Egyptian Museum.

Whereas some hope the gods will resurrect them to live again, others hope that scientists will do it. Like the Elixir Story, this theme has inspired classic works of fiction, such as Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, in which we read how the eponymous young scientist “on a dreary night of November,” manages to “infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing” that lies in front of him.

Like modern day mummies, those hoping to be resurrected by science go to great lengths to preserve as much as possible of their bodies. Their preferred method though is not balms and bandages, but the deep freeze — a process known as cryonics. A wonderful exploration of the troubles this can lead to can be found in Woody Allen’s 1973 film Sleeper. Or for an account of one man’s determination to be frozen, read my Aeon magazine article, “Frozen Dead Guys,” on cryonics.

3. The Soul Story

The majority of people on earth believe that they have one, and this belief plays a central role in most religions.

One of the earliest attempts to prove the existence of the soul can be found in Plato’s account of the death of Socrates in the Phaedo, in which the philosopher explains his belief in the afterlife before calmly drinking deadly poison.

Early Christians preferred to believe they would attain immortality by being physically resurrected, but as time went by and the Last Judgement failed to materialise, more and more turned to the Platonic doctrine of the soul. The Christian version of what happens to this soul once it departs the body is most vividly expressed in Dante’s Divine Comedy, recently newly translated into English by Clive James.

Many other religious and cultural traditions subscribe to some idea of a soul — for example, Hinduism. In the short, powerful text the Bhagavad Gita, the god Krishna tells us how, “Just as a man casts off worn out clothing and accepts new ones, even so the embodied soul discards worn out bodies and enters into different ones.”

Buddhism has a similar belief in reincarnation — the movement of the soul from one body to another — although it confusingly also teaches that there is no permanent soul or self. The film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, is a charming exploration of these themes.

The dark side of the Soul Story is when these spirits of the departed come back to haunt us. Ghost stories come close to being a human universal, found in every culture. One of the most enjoyable — and appropriate to this time of year — is Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

4. The Legacy Story

The Legacy Story is about living on through the echo you leave in the world, like the great hero Achilles, who sacrificed his life at Troy in order to win immortal fame. The film Troy with Brad Pitt in the lead role nicely captures Achilles’ yearning to be the most renowned of heroes. Or you could read Homer’s original The Iliad and The Odyssey, which contains a more nuanced assessment of the quest for fame.

But nowhere is the futility of this quest more pithily expressed than in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1818 poem Ozymandias, which contains these lines about a traveller finding a ruined colossus in the desert:

And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

There are, however, other ways of leaving a legacy than becoming famous — for example, by leaving a biological legacy. In his book The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins describes how the real immortals are our genes, whose lifespans can be measured in millions of years.

Or our legacy might be our contribution to a much greater whole — for example, Gaia, the entire web of life. This is the view taken by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan in their excellent book What is Life?.

An Alternative: The Wisdom Story

None of these immortality stories is entirely convincing — that is why there are four, as the flaws in each lead people, or sometimes entire civilisations, from one to the next.

But there is an alternative — a fifth story that can also be found weaving its way through history. Its oldest expression is in the fantastic Epic of Gilgamesh, a dramatic story of one king’s pursuit of immortality and ultimate reconciliation with death.

Coming to terms with mortality isn’t easy. It helps if we first recognise that immortality probably isn’t all it’s cracked up to be — as Borges’s short story The Immortal, mentioned above, expresses. This theme is also at the heart of Karel Čapek’s play The Makropulos Affair, which can also be enjoyed as an opera (with the same name) by Leoš Janáček.

The next step is to realise that we need not fear death — something first expressed by the Greek philosopher Epicurus, whose few surviving writings are well worth reading. “While we are, death is not; when death is come, we are not,” he wrote. “Death is thus of no concern either to the living or to the dead.”

The final step is to cultivate those virtues that help us to appreciate the time we have, rather than worry about it being finite. It can help, for example, to focus on the present, a theme common to many wisdom traditions; or to focus on other people, as the philosopher Bertrand Russell put it: “the fear of death is somewhat abject and ignoble. The best way to overcome it — so at least it seems to me — is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life,” (from his essay ‘How to Grow Old’ in Portraits From Memory And Other Essays).

And the third virtue is gratitude, expressed beautifully in this TED talk by the Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast. We shouldn’t waste our time worrying about our time being limited, but should rather, as the Greek Epicurean Philodemus put it, “receive each additional moment of time in a manner appropriate to its value; as if one were having an incredible stroke of luck.”

Source: The immortality bias: Further reading on the 4 stories we tell ourselves about death

Stephen Cave is a writer and philosopher who is obsessed with our obsession with immortality.

In 2012 he published Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, an inquiry into humanity’s rather irrational resistance to the inevitability of death.

Cave moves across time and history’s major civilizations and religions to explore just what drives this instinct — and what that means for the future. Cave writes for The Financial Times and contributes to The New York Times, The Guardian and Wired.

Categories: Filosofia Tags:

Quebrando o Tabu

December 10th, 2013 Comments off

Quebrando o Tabu tem como principal objetivo a abertura de um debate sério e bem informado sobre o complexo problema das drogas no Brasil e no mundo.

O filme pretende aproximar diversos públicos, entre eles os jovens, os pais, os professores, os médicos e a sociedade como um todo, para que se inicie uma conversa franca que leve a diminuição do preconceito, ajude na prevenção ao uso de drogas e que dissemine informações com base científica sobre o tema.

O âncora do filme é o ex-presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso que aceita o convite do diretor Fernando Grostein Andrade para uma jornada em busca de experiências exitosas em vários lugares do mundo, sempre em diálogo com jovens locais e profissionais que se dedicam a tratar a questão das drogas de forma mais humana e eficaz do que as propostas na “guerra às drogas”, declarada pelos EUA há 40 anos.

Quebrando o Tabu, uma ideia original do cineasta Fernando Grostein Andrade, teve duração de 2 anos.

Sinopse

Há 40 anos os EUA levaram o mundo a declarar guerra às drogas, numa cruzada por um mundo livre de drogas. Mas os danos causados por elas nas pessoas e na sociedade só cresceram.

Abusos, informações equivocadas, epidemias, violência e fortalecimento de redes criminosas são os resultados da guerra perdida numa escala global.

Num mosaico costurado por Fernando Henrique Cardoso, “Quebrando o Tabu” escuta vozes das realidades mais diversas do mundo em busca de soluções, princípios e conclusões. Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter e ex-chefes de Estado, como da Colômbia, do México e da Suíça, revelam porque mudaram de opinião sobre um assunto que precisa ser discutido e esclarecido.

Do aprendizado de pessoas comuns, que tiveram suas vidas marcadas pela Guerra às Drogas, até experiências de Drauzio Varella, Paulo Coelho e Gael Garcia Bernal, “Quebrando o Tabu” é um convite a discutir o problema com todas as famílias.

Realização: Spray Filmes
Direção: Fernando Grostein Andrade
Produção: Fernando Menocci, Silvana Tinelli e Luciano Huck
Produtor Associado: Gustavo Halbreich
Argumento: Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Fernando Grostein Andrade e Miguel Darcy
Roteiro: Fernando Grostein Andrade, Ilona Szabó, Ricardo Setti, Thomaz Souto Correia, Bruno Módulo, Rodrigo Oliveira e Carolina Kotscho
Direção de Fotografia: Fernando Grostein Andrade e Rafael Levy
Produção Executiva: Fernando Menocci, Roberto Vitorino e Luiz Ferriani Nogueira
Monagem: Jair Peres e Letícia Giffoni
Trilha Original: Lucas Lima e Ruben Feffer “Dirty Rainbow” composta e interpretada por David Byrne
Participações: Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Drauzio Varella e Paulo Coelho

Fonte: Quebrando o Tabu

Trailer

Filme Completo

Categories: Documentários Tags:

PAL-V Flying Car

December 6th, 2013 Comments off

For more than a century man has dreamed of the freedom provided by a flying car. The ultimate vehicle to go wherever and whenever you want to, easily overcoming all sorts of barriers.

Now you can leave home and fly-drive to almost any destination! Avoid traffic jams and cross lakes, fjords, rivers or mountain ranges like an eagle. Land on the other side and drive in your own vehicle to your final destination. In uncontrolled airspace you are in full command of your own time and destiny. This is what the PAL-V ONE is all about: it combines within one vehicle the freedom and excitement of flying like a bird in the sky with the choice of driving with breathtaking performance on the roads and highways.

The launch of the PAL-V ONE marks a truly historic event: the birth of a new class of vehicles offering unprecedented freedom, adventure, flexibility and pleasure – all in one product!

The PAL-V ONE is a two seat hybrid car and gyroplane: a personal air and land vehicle. What makes the PAL-V ONE attractive is the convenience of fully integrated door-to-door transportation.

On the ground this slim, aerodynamic, 3-wheeled vehicle has the comfort of a car with the agility of a motorcycle thanks to its patented, cutting-edge, ‘tilting’ system. It can be driven to the nearest airfield and take off just like any other airplane. The single rotor and propeller are unfolded to make the PAL-V ONE ready to fly.

When airborne, the PAL-V usually flies below 4,000 feet (1,200 m), the airspace available for uncontrolled Visual Flight Rules (VFR) traffic; so there will be no interference from commercial air traffic. Furthermore, the PAL-V is powered by a very robust, flight certified aircraft engine. It runs on gasoline. It can reach speeds of up to 180 km/h (112 mph) both on land and in the air.

The PAL-V ONE has a very short take off and landing capability, making it possible to land practically anywhere. When not using controlled airspace, you can take off without filing a flight plan. Flying a PAL-V is like a standard gyrocopter. It is quieter than helicopters due to the slower rotation of the main rotor. It takes off and lands with low speed, cannot stall, and is very easy to control. The gyroplane technology means that it can be steered and landed safely even if the engine fails, because the rotor keeps auto rotating.

On the road, the PAL-V ONE accelerates like a sports car. The razor sharp cornering makes you feel like you are skiing elegantly and effortlessly down a beautiful mountain. When flying, the PAL-V is very safe and easy to handle, opening up new dimensions of the personal freedom you have always wanted to experience. Fly-drive to an island, soar over that traffic jam, sail above water, create your own virtual bridge, cross that mountain range as freely as a bird. Go wherever you want to go whenever you feel like it and… fully enjoy the new experiences your PAL-V ONE offers!

Converting the PAL-V ONE from airplane to automobile is a very easy process which takes about 10 minutes. Once the engine stops, the propeller folds itself automatically into the driving position. Pushing a button then lowers the rotor mast into the horizontal position. The same motion lowers the tail. The outer blades are folded over the inner blades via hinge mechanisms. The last steps in the process are to push the tail into its driving position and secure the rotor blades. This conversion can be executed by the driver/pilot after just a short training lesson. To convert from driving to flying mode, simply reverse the sequence.

The distinctive look of the PAL-V is the result of an uncompromising design approach that integrates both aerodynamic and stylistic requirements. It is dynamic without being overbearing and delivers elegance rather than extravagance. The result is a timeless exterior that maintains excellent aerodynamics. What the driver/pilot sees, hears, and feels is all in harmony. The reward is total involvement: a level of engagement and experience that truly stimulates the senses.

PAL-V DVC Tilting Technology

The PAL-V drives using the patented DVC™ tilting technologies invented for the Carver ONE (a two-passenger land vehicle). Watch movie: “carver driving”

Steer it like a car and it banks like a motorcycle. It sounds deceptively simple, and it truly is! At the heart of the PAL-V lies the Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC™) system which automatically adjusts the tilt angle of the vehicle to its speed and acceleration, enabling a plane-like ’tilting while cornering’ performance.

The driver’s input via steering torque is distributed between the front wheel steering angle and the vehicle tilting angle. This distribution is automatically adjusted to varying speeds and road conditions to ensure an optimal balance at all times. At lower speeds, the steering torque is directed to the front wheel angle and the passenger compartment remains upright. At higher speeds the steering torque is mainly directed to the tilt angle of the cockpit.

The genius of the DVC™ technology is in its simplicity: essentially a mechanical-hydraulic system. It relies on proven technology resulting in a reliable responsive, and above all, extremely safe steering system.

With the PAL-V ONE, tilting in corners becomes second nature.

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 2
  • Empty weight: 1,499 lb (680 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,006 lb (910 kg)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 97 kn (112 mph; 180 km/h)
  • Minimum control speed: 27 kn (31 mph; 50 km/h)220-315 mile range inflight, 750mile range on land.

Source: PAL-V.com

Categories: Objetos Voadores Tags:

Top 10 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

December 5th, 2013 Comments off

Indulge yourself in the goodness of dark chocolate. This amazing food can provide you with countless health benefits, while leaving a sweet taste in your mouth.

The origin of chocolate dates back to 1500 BC. The cocoa beans were used in Aztec and Mayan civilizations. Christopher Columbus brought these cocoa beans to Spain and later they spread all over Europe while the first chocolate bar was introduced in 1874.

Chocolates are produced from the seeds of Theobroma cacao, commonly known as cacao tree. The tree is native to tropical rain forests of South America and holds significant importance for its beans or seeds that are used for cocoa powder, and cocoa butter. The cocoa beans are then crushed and grounded to get cocoa liquor. Then this cocoa liquor is processed further by mixing sugar and fat and finally you get your favorite chocolate.

There are different types of chocolate available, the taste of chocolate depends on the proportion of cocoa and other ingredients that are used in its mixture. The three main varieties of chocolate are milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate. Out of these three varieties dark chocolate has the highest amount of antioxidants which makes it the most beneficial variety for your health.

The healthy nutrients you can get from dark chocolate are Potassium, Copper, Magnesium and Iron. You also get flavonoids from chocolate, an important antioxidant for preventing many diseases. In fact, it has 5 times more flavonoids than an apple. These nutrients serve your body with the following health benefits:

Promote Heart Health
A research was conducted in Sweden, over a time period of 9 years to find about the heart promoting benefits of chocolate. In this study more than 31,000 women participated, who consumed one to two servings of dark chocolate per week. A reduced risk of heart failure was observed in these participants.

Another research conducted in Germany proved that consuming a square of dark chocolate everyday can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke up to 39%. Thanks to the flavonoids that help with the flexibility of arteries and veins.

It also promotes good circulation because of its blood thinning and anti-clotting properties.

Control Blood Sugar
Good news for diabetics! Dark chocolate ranks low on Glycemic index, which means it won’t spike your sugar levels. The flavonoids present in dark chocolate reduce insulin resistance and helps your body to efficiently use the insulin. Claudio Ferri, M.D., a professor at the University of L’Aquila in Italy says, “Flavonoids increase nitric oxide production, and that helps control insulin sensitivity.”

Weight Loss
Did you know that dark chocolate can actually help you to lose weight? A research conducted at the University of Copenhagen, revealed that dark chocolate gives you a more filling effect and lessens your cravings for fatty, sweet and salty foods. So if you incorporate a little portion to your diet you can get optimum health benefits without a weight gain. A cup of hot chocolate is also beneficial for reducing appetite.

Happier Babies
A Finnish study revealed that babies born to mothers, who consumed dark chocolates during their pregnancies, were happier and they smiled a lot. So, it is better to use chocolate during pregnancy rather than giving pacifiers to your crying babies after birth. It also relieves stress in mothers-to-be.

Good Mood Food!
An important chemical called phenylethylamine or PEA is present in chocolates, it is the same chemical that the brain creates when you experience the feeling of love. Phenylethylamine also encourages the release of endorphins by your brain, a chemical essential for putting you in a good mood.

Dark chocolates can also relieve stress by reducing the level of stress hormones. It contains serotonin, which acts as a natural anti-depressant.

Prevents sunburns

Dark chocolates contain high levels of flavanols. A research conducted in London proved that flavanols found in chocolates can provide protection against harmful effects of the sun.

Boosts Brain Powers
Researchers at the Oxford University studied long term effects of chocolate consumption on human brain. 2000 participants were included in the study, with age above 70. It was concluded that participants consuming chocolates high in flavanol contents scored high on cognitive tests.

Another study conducted by the researchers at the University of Nottingham, found that drinking flavanol rich cocoa can regulate the flow of blood to the key parts of the brain, as a result its performance is improved.

Provides Cough Relief
Dark chocolates contain theobromine, a chemical that is effective for treating cough. It is as effective as codeine, but unlike codeine it does not cause dullness and tastes far better than it. Maria Belviai, a professor at the National Heart and Lung Institute, in London, says about chocolate that, “It had none of the negative side effects.”

Treats Diarrhea

The use of cocoa for treating diarrhea can be traced back to the 16th Century in European and South American cultures. Researchers at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute found that the flavonoids present in the cocoa help to bind the protein, responsible for regulating fluid secretion in the intestine, this results in a relief from diarrhea.

Fights Cancer
Dark chocolate is considered among “one of the best cancer-fighting foods” along with other foods like garlic, blueberries, red wine and green tea. Chocolate works in two ways to fight against cancer. It inhibits the cancer cell division and also reduces inflammation.

While choosing chocolate make sure it contains at least 70% of cocoa. Remember! Chocolates are high in fats and sugar, so it is better to consume them in moderate amounts. Mary Engler, Ph.D., a professor of physiological nursing at the University of California at San Francisco, suggests taking no more than 200 grams or 7 ounces of dark chocolate in a week. Also look for labels saying sugar contents less than 10 grams.

Source: Human n Health

Categories: Coisas da Saúde, Curiosidades Tags:

Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?

December 3rd, 2013 Comments off

The world is waking up. This is one of the tag lines used in the newly released documentary Thrive and there is no doubt about that. Whether you see it as the ending of a cycle, a shift of the ages, or leap in evolution, something new and different is definitely taking place on the planet. And why? Because as we look around, as this new documentary points out, the human race is far from thriving. In fact for many on our planet to this day, life is a matter of bare surviving.

With all of our advancements in thinking, science, and technology, it is hard to believe that we would be facing any one of the serious global problems we have today like poverty, or famine, or resource depletion. But we are not, we are facing something much bigger. As a planet, we are at a time of great crisis where we are facing it seems all the possible major problems that are putting the health and well-being, not to mention entire survival of this planet and the human race at risk.

So what on Earth will it take is being asked of us by Thrive. What a powerful question to ask the human race today. What indeed will it take for us to wake up and change our ways to reflect a life that is more harmonious for this planet and all of her species. How much more pain, suffering and destruction do we need to endure, to finally wake up and shift things into a new way of life and being? Well if you think, like the film’s creator Foster Gamble, the scales are tipped against us, and until we learn what is really going on, on planet Earth, we may not be in any position to create real change.

So far, this film has created quite the stir as it raises a lot of eyebrows and causes a lot of discomfort with the information it presents. It is not your everyday spirituality or quantum physics based documentary about “waking up”. Thrive pushes the envelope and comfort level of everything many of us hold dear when it comes to why the state of our world is as it is today. It exposes information that most people would find impossible to imagine, yet alone fathom to be real. And in this review I will share with you more about this information, and some of my personal insights when it comes to this film.

Thrive Background

Thrive – What On Earth Will It Take is a documentary that was released in November 2011. It was created and hosted by Foster Gamble; produced and directed by his wife Kimberly Carter Gamble; and made possible through the efforts of various other team members. See here to learn more about Foster, Kimberly and their film production team.

As mentioned the film is hosted by Foster himself and features him presenting various  pieces of information based on his personal research as well as interviews with numerous guest experts. It also features Kimberly presenting some of her views and research with respect to some topics.

Some of the experts and teachers featured in the documentary include:

  • G. Edward Griffin
  • Nassim Haramein
  • Duane Elgin
  • David Icke
  • Elisabet Sahtouris
  • Paul Hawken
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Catherine Austin Fitts
  • Daniel Sheehan
  • Barbara Marx Hubbard

The movie also features various image and video clips that highlight and strengthen the topics discussed. It has an overall great cinematic quality and even some special effects to keep things interesting and exciting to watch.

Thrive Content

The essence of Thrive is to present information about the problems and solutions for our modern day world when it comes to the major challenges we face. It focuses on, and dissects topics like the monetary system, the energy challenge and world domination. Many may call it a type of conspiracy theory film, but it is so much more than that. Yes, it presents things that for many people who are not familiar with the content from personal research will be hard to swallow, but it is sure to reference and back up all the information it presents. It can take you on amazing journey of some out of this world concepts when it comes to quantum physics, sacred geometry, cutting edge technologies, hidden politics and empowering economics.

Thrive contains an introduction and the following four parts:

Part 1: Uncovering the Code

(Includes a thorough discussion on quantum physics, free energy, the significance of the Torus pattern, Vector Equilibrium, UFO and extraterrestrial phenomenon, crop circles and the science to date that has produced clean, alternate energy.)

Part 2: Following the Money

(Includes a thorough discussion of the corporations and key players that have the greatest stakes to suppress free, alternate energy, as well as modern toxic farming methods, GMOs, chemical farming methods, pollution of the Earth, current education system, current health system, the politics involved behind each of these topics and methods of control.)

Part 3: Uncovering the Global Domination Agenda

(Includes a thorough discussion about the New World Order, and the elements needed to make that happen, the main families who are ruling the global elite, and in turn the corporations. The problem-reaction-solution tactic to get certain outcomes and control the populaton is also explained.)

Part 4: Creating Solutions

(Includes a thorough overview and presentation of the possible solutions and strategies to make individual and collective change. Various practical everyday tips are given and empowering, positive, uplifting messages are shared.)

Source: EvolvingBeings

Thrive Trailer Following The Money Upstream

Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take? (english version)

Prosperar: O Que Será Necessário? (legendado em português)

Categories: Documentários Tags:

Renomado cientista afirma que existe vida depois da morte

December 2nd, 2013 Comments off

Esta afirmação parte das recentes declarações públicas do renomado cientista norte-americano Robert Lanza, que sustenta a hipótese de que a morte nada mais é do que um ilusão da nossa consciência que, por sua vez, se encarrega de determinar a forma e o tamanho de todos os objetos do Universo. De acordo com Lanza, que trabalha como professor na Universidade de Medicina de Wake Forest, na Carolina do Norte, “a vida é… apenas a atividade de carbono e uma mistura de moléculas; vivemos durante um certo tempo e depois apodrecemos sob a terra”.

No entanto, a morte, segundo o pesquisador, apenas existe para nós, porque os humanos anteriores “nos ensinaram a acreditar que morremos”. Neste sentido, a morte não seria nada mais do que uma teoria sem fundamentos e que não pode ser comprovada. Sua teoria sobre o biocentrismo propõe que não existem razões para acreditar que a morte deva ser tão terminal como se acredita. E a biologia, ou seja, a vida, cria a realidade do Universo, e não vice-versa. Desta maneira, a morte, como um corte terminal, não pode existir.

Apesar disso, Lanza admite que o corpo morre, o que é irrefutável. Porém, isso não é suficiente para explicar a existência da morte. Se realmente o espaço e o tempo são ferramentas na nossa mente, coordenadas pela nossa consciência, então a imortalidade existe de fato em um mundo sem limites de espaço e tempo.

Esta possibilidade é tratada em teorias da física, pelas ideias de “multiversos”, ou seja, múltiplos universos possíveis, em que diversas situações ocorrem de maneira simultânea. Se tudo o que pode acontecer, acontece em alguns destes planos, então, explica Lanza, a ideia da morte não tem sentido de maneira real. Mas então o que acontece quando o nosso corpo morre? “Simplesmente, nossa vida de transforma em uma flor constante que volta a florescer no Universo

Fonte: History Channel

Categories: Curiosidades Tags: