3 razones científicas  El budismo es bueno para la salud mental

 

Estoy empezando este artículo con una foto de Buda sentado sobre una flor de loto meditando. Voy a ser su guía con respecto a esta foto. Hay algo escondido enfrente de su cara aquí. Vamos a descubrirlo. El Buda es en el estado de la meditación, eso es obvio. Él es el Buda. Una de sus manos se ha reducido en a tierra. Tocandola. Él está sentado en la flor de loto. Allí, a la vista son las tres razones por las que el budismo es muy bueno para la salud, para la salud mental. ¿Cómo es eso?

En primer lugar, Meditar es bueno para la salud mental. Todo el mundo sabe esto. Meditar reduce la ansiedad y ayuda a la salud general del sistema inmunológico. También cuando uno medita lo suficiente se puede combatir la depresión, la ansiedad, así como otros trastornos mentales, ya que parece calmar parte del cerebro se llama la amígdala y por esto meditar ayuda con la ira, el miedo, y otra horrible para preocupaciones de la mente.

En segundo lugar, la mano de Buda está en el suelo. Antes, cuando Adán y Eva y nuestros antepasados fueron vividos no usaban zapatos. Dormían en la tierra. Ellos están siempre en contacto con la Tierra. Esto por sí mismo estaban sanos. ¿Cómo es eso? Pues resulta que los electrones procedentes de la tierra que va al cuerpo en realidad ayudan a la ansiedad y el descanso. Este es un hecho médico. Hoy en día, zapatos de goma, pisos de madera y alfombras y otras cosas bloquean el flujo natural de los electrones en nuestros cuerpos. Esta es una razón por la que somos menos saludables. ¿Se ha sentido una sensación de bienestar caminando a través de un campo de césped o en la playa? Esta es la razón porque.

En tercer lugar, no sabía que uno podía beber té de la flor de loto hasta hace poco. Pero es verdad. Té de flores lotus es el manzanilla es la de Oriente. Esto ayuda con la ansiedad. Lotus té ayuda con inquietud. Además, ayuda con un estado de ánimo más tranquilo.

Esas son las tres razones por las que, escondidos a la vista son las 3 estrategias muy naturales para la salud mental de buddhismo. Ellos son poderosos y han sido científicamente demostrado que ayuda con la salud mental y el bienestar. Los invito a ver más de mis escritos en mi página de autor Amazon. Tengo un montón de grandes ideas como esta y a la vida el universo y todo. Soy el autor de más de 50 libros en cuatro idiomas Inglés, español, francés, y portugués. Gracias por pasar por mi artículo de blog sobre el porqué el budismo es bueno para la salud mental de todo el mundo.

Por último, las enseñanzas del Buda también pueden ayudar muchas personas. Yo mismo soy un cristiano. Pero veo mucha sabiduría en las enseñanzas budistas también. Jesús fue un maestro y un modelo increíble y si usted es cristiano o no espero que se puede ver que vivió una vida increíble. Espero que también se puede ver esto sobre el Buda.

Escritor William Jiang, MLS es un ex Jefe de la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Columbia y autor de 63 libros, incluyendo la autobiografía exitosa Entre la Esquizofrenia y Mi Voluntad: Una Historia de Locura y Esperanza. Un enlace a su página de Autor Amazon y su blog se encuentra en http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net Su pagina de Facebook es https://www.facebook.com/mentalhealthbooksdotnet 

 

The 3 Physical Reasons Buddhism is Good for Mental Health

 

Imagine  a photo of the Buddha seated upon a lotus flower meditating.  Let me guide you through this photo. The Buddha is meditating, that is obvious. He’s the Buddha. One of his hands is down on the ground. Touching it. He’s Seated on the lotus flower. There, in plain sight are the three reasons why Buddhism is very good for the health, for mental health. How so?

Firstly, meditating is good for the mental health. Everybody knows this. It reduces  anxiety and helps with the immune system general health. Also when one meditates enough it can combat depression, anxiety, as well as other mental disorders because it seems to calm the amygdala and this by itself helps with anger, fear, and other horrible for preoccupations of the Mind.

Secondly, the Buddha’s hand is on the ground. Back when Adam and Eve and our ancestors were roaming the Earth they did not wear shoes. They slept on the ground.. They are always in contact with the Earth. This by itself was healthy. How so? Well it turns out that the  electrons coming from the earth going to the body actually help with anxiety and rest. This is a medical fact. Today, rubber shoes, wooden floors and carpets and other things block the natural flow of electrons into our bodies. This is one reason we are less healthy. Have you ever felt a sense of well-being walking through a grassy field or on the beach? This is the reason why.

Thirdly, I did not know that one could actually drink Lotus flower tea until recently. But, it is true. Lotus flower tea is the chamomile of the East. It helps with anxiety. Lotus tea helps with restlessness. Also, it helps with a calmer State of Mind.

Those are the three reasons why, hiding in plain sight are the 3 very natural strategies for mental health. They are powerful and have been scientifically proven to help with mental health and wellbeing. I invite you to check out more of my writings on my Amazon author page. I have a lot of great insights like this and to life the universe and everything. I’m the author of over 50 books in four languages English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Thank you for stopping by my little blog article about why Buddhism is good for the mental health.

Finally,  the teachings of the Buddha also can be of help to many people. I myself am a Christian. But I see much wisdom in the Buddhist teachings as well. Jesus was an amazing teacher and role model and if you are Christian or not I hope you can see that he lived an amazing life. I hope you can also see this about the Buddha.

William Jiang, MLS is the Author of 63 books, including the bestselling books Guide to Natural Mental Health , 3rd ed and his critically-acclaimed autobiography A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope. You can see a selection of his books about mental and physical health nicely laid out on his blog at http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net or check out his Facebook at Mental Health Books.NET

 

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MCS Thursday Ramblings

The people who know me and my story know that I suffer from severe multiple chemical sensitivity these days as a result of limbic system damage due to the drug Wellbutrin which started about 3 years ago. I wish It were not so,  especially on days like today. Early this morning after having a really beautiful dream about getting a check for three hundred million dollars, I was woken up  by a sense of suffocation. I couldn’t breathe in my own bedroom. Why did this happen? I went outside to check the air, and sure enough probably somewhere New Jersey there is a manufacturing kind of release of chemical that most people are not aware of. I couldn’t breathe the air outside either. Luckly, my house is like a shiip, with airlocks. So, if the air in one room is bad, a door is closed there and it cannot contaminate the entire house. I currently have an IQ Air GCMultigas Air Purifier which new was over $1,300 including shipping and handline running on high to try to clean up my bedroom air. Hopefully cleaning up the air will not take too long.

This is the third time this has happened to me in two years. The first time I was in a local cafe and I could not leave the cafe because of the air outside. A friend at the time told me he smelled a faint smell of chemicals,  later.  I was trapped in the cafe for about 4 hours until the checmicals in the air outside cleared up- Until about 1am. The second time this happened for a period of about a month when they were working on the George Washington Bridge. I had to wear a carbon respirator around the bridge when I came within five blocks of it, forget about getting right next to it. I would have suffocated. Even low levels of chemicals in the air make me choke. and tonight was the third time this has happened to me in New York City. Unfortunate this has happened only three times in two or three years. I’m so happy I do not live in China, I do not think I could live one day there because of all the chemicals and dust and air pollution. I see many people around the city who are Asian walking around with white masks, white medical masks, and I think I understand why. I believe they are also similarly affected by chemicals and dust and dirt in the air  as I am. Chemical sensitivity is a horrible disease. What makes it worse is that there are no government programs for housing or any kind of Rights afforded to people with multiple chemical sensitivities that would us live our very difficult lives. Actually if one ever goes to a psych ward, dollars to donuts they will treat your chemical sensitivity as a psychological or psychiatric disorder. It is not a psychological or disorder. It’s not  psychosomatic. The American Medical Association does not believe it is a real disorder. They are very wrong. Psychiatric disorders generally affect the upper levels of the brain in the cerebrum. Depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, eating disorders all occur in the Cerebrum. However multiple chemical sensitivity actually resides in the limbic system and in my case at least, a deeper part of the brain. What does that mean? That means that it is similar to a disorder of heart rate, respiration, temperature control of the body, excetera excetera. That is definitely nothing psychological. It’s a very physical reaction of the body to an over-sensitivity of the brain, sometimes described as similar to epileptic “kindling” in the brain. Yes a lot of people with depression  especially develop chemical sensitivity. I go to a psychosocial clubhouse called Fountain House, and I have met at least four people there with various degrees of chemical sensitivities. I believe this might be because of the medication a lot of times. I’ve heard of people getting chemical sensitivities due to exposure to crop fertilizes. Other ways people I have heard gotten chemical sensitivity are with sick building syndrome. What that is is when a building is very new it’s a lot of chemicals. The chemicals come from rugs, walls, paint,  and many more new construction  items. The chemicals are very noticeable and smell bad. A lot of these people are just totally disabled by their chemical sensitivities.  

It turns it out  that I created a Meetup for multiple chemical sensitivity in New York City because I wanted support. It’s called MCS in NYC,  and currently they have about 25 members. I’m no longer very active in the group, but it was good to see that there are more people in New York City area surviving with multiple chemical sensitivities. We shared stories, and  we shared experiences. We had some good people in the group. However, my MCS has gotten much better due to a external vagal nerve stimulator that I am using. What is that you ask? It is called the auri-stim 1000. Now  the lady I have in my life right now sometimes wears perfumes and I do not choke. She smells great. That in itself is a huge feat. I wrote a book called the medical Librarian’s Guide to Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. Basically everything that’s in the book is on my blog except for a few resources. If you have multiple chemical sensitivities I urge you so either read my blog or click tag MCS or buy the book if you want information in an  easily digestible format.

I hope someday that people with multiple chemical sensitivities will be protected by the government of the United States and multiple chemical sensitivity will be recognized as a legitimate physical disorder.  Until then, we  who have it will suffer and sometimes die.

The last thing I want to say about multiple chemical sensitivity is that I believe the page on Wikipedia is being controlled by somebody or some group that doesn’t want people to know severe chemical sensitivities even exist as a rare disorder. Why do I say this? Because I and other professionals who have studied  this order have tried to edit the page, and we were denied sharing our knowledge. For example there over 300 articles about chemical sensitivities on Medline, that is a quantifiable fact. That fact was not allowed on Wikipedia page about MCS. I know also of people who are doing doctorates and postdoctoral work on environmental sensitivities who tried to edit the article on Wikipedia who were denied the right. The chemical industry is a huge multibillion-dollar industry. That being said that does not give them the right to do this. Maybe it is not they. However I don’t know who else will be doing this and why. It’s a very strange world we live in sometimes.

Thanks for sharing this Thursday morning stream of thought with me, my friends.

William Jiang, MLS is the Author of 63 books, including the bestselling books Guide to Natural Mental Health , 3rd ed and his critically-acclaimed autobiography A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope. You can see a selection of his books about mental and physical health nicely laid out on his blog at http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net or check out his Facebook at Mental Health Books.NET

 

Whey, Invokana, and Kidney Pain

Call me crazy, but I was having pretty serious kidney pain a week ago that I believe was caused by the combination of whey and the diabetes medicine Invokana. I remembered that Invokana and whey both can stress the kidneys. If you are taking Invokana and taking whey, that might not be a good thing. I stopped the Invokana and have been taking the whey for a few days now and feel good. If you are having kidney pain and are taking Invokana and whey, you might have your reason right there! Always listen to your body!

Side Effect information for Invokana:

5.3 Acute Kidney Injury and Impairment in Renal Function

INVOKANA causes intravascular volume contraction [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS (5.1)] and can cause renal impairment [see ADVERSE REACTIONS (6.1)]. There have been postmarketing reports of acute kidney injury, some requiring hospitalization and dialysis, in patients receiving INVOKANA; some reports involved patients younger than 65 years of age.

 

A high protein diet can stress the kidneys. I was taking 60g of whey per day. No bueno.

FREE FULL TEXT FROM MEDLINE

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006 Nov;1(6):1293-9. Epub 2006 Sep 27.

Advanced glycation end products and nephrotoxicity of high-protein diets.

Abstract: The popularity of high-protein diets has surged recently as obesity has become more and more common in the United States and other developed nations. In view of the high prevalence of type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease among obese people, it is important to understand potential effects of high-protein diets on the kidney. The hypothesis that high-protein diets are nephrotoxic because of their excessive dietary advanced glycation end product (AGE) content and an increased amino acid load that enhances AGE formation in situ was explored. This review discusses the following evidence: (1) High-protein diets are deleterious to the kidney; (2) AGE are metabolic mediators of kidney damage; (3) dietary protein-derived AGE contribute to proinflammatory and pro-oxidative processes in diabetes and kidney disease; and (4) dietary protein-derived AGE produce functional and structural abnormalities that are involved in kidney damage. Future research should consider dietary AGE as a potential therapeutic target for kidney disease in obesity, diabetes, and perhaps other causes of chronic kidney disease.

 

William Jiang, MLS is the Author of 63 books, including the bestselling books Guide to Natural Mental Health , 3rd ed and his critically-acclaimed autobiography A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope. You can see a selection of his books about mental and physical health nicely laid out on his blog at http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net or check out his Facebook at Mental Health Books.NET