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Aromatherapy is a potential age reversal therapy.

I spent some time updating the Mind Food section of the site.  In particular, I added all the books I’ve read since first starting to think about this endeavor.  I have arranged them roughly in order of the books I think are most important and thought provoking to least.  Some of them have the potential to genuinely change your life.  If you have any interest in this subject matter, I encourage you to take a close look at the list and follow the links to Amazon.com synopses and reviews.  You may well thank me after reading anything of the top of the list.I also updated the “Movies” section of Mind Food.  I’ve arranged them just like I arranged books (in order of most important/compelling/favorite to least).  As with books, I encourage you to take a look at the top ten or fifteen movies.  They have the potential to alter the way you view the world and how you think about the healthcare industry, the food industry, and even government.  You’ll note that the documentaries often share a common theme.

I created a “News” page on which I will add links to interesting stories that are related to Age Reversal.  So you see, I’m not the only lunatic into this stuff.  There are in fact scientists devoting their lives to studying this problem and many share my belief that it seems possible to beat aging in our lifetimes.  I’ll be updating news links to applicable stories as often as possible, probably about three times a week.  You’ll note that there are so many potentially applicable fields or sub categories related to age reversal.  Just general health stories are related, as are High Intensity Interval Training, as is mental health, as is transhumanism, as is cancer, and heart disease developments.  You’ll see what I mean as you read the news stories if you are into them.  Do tell me if you’d like to see more or less of certain types of news stories.

It took a few weeks, but I can finally proudly write that I have conquered my case of vicious diarrhea.  And guess what?  It was not the Curcumin.  I now know this because I have reintroduced the supplement to my daily routine and currently have no gastrointestinal distress.  While I remain uncertain of what exactly caused it, I would be willing to bet that my body was just detoxifying.  My body must have been REALLY toxic!  Nevertheless, I continue to search for ways to further my detoxification regimen.  As a result of my discovery regarding Curcumin, I have decided to update my Vitamin/Supplement Regimen.  This will change again in the coming weeks, but this is what I am taking at the moment:

  1. Vitamin C – 6,000 mg a day
  2. Niacin – 1,000 mg a day
  3. Carlson’s Lab Fish Oil – 1000 mg Fish Oil, 350 mg Total Omega-3, 180 mg EPA, 120 mg DHA
  4. Vitamin D – 2,000 IU per day
  5. Curcumin – 1000 mg per day
  6. DHEA – 100 mg per day
  7. Multivitamin – Berkley & Jensen Men’s Daily
  8. L-Arginine – 2,000 mg
  9. Trans Resveratrol – 250 mg

 

I’ve decided to begin adding new potentially effective therapies to aid in reversing my age every week or two.  Some Anti-Aging therapies are astronomically expensive and therefore beyond my reach, like young blood transfusions and sleeping in hyperbaric oxygen chambers, but others are quite affordable and in some cases, even free, like high intensity interval training.  This week I’m adding aromatherapy to the mix.

Aromatherapy is the art or science of using naturally extracted oils from different plants, flowers, trees and herbs to treat various conditions and promote human health.  It has reportedly been practiced for over 5,000 years.  When something has been used a very, very long time, it makes me pause and think there may be something to it, even if I can’t fully understand how or why it works.  It has been used by natural healers as an anti inflammatory, antibacterial, to manage pain, improve sleep quality, ameliorate stress or anxiety, treat depression, insomnia, muscle pain, sore joints, respiratory infections, PMS, skin problems, fatigue and even cancer.

You think it sounds like quackery?  I thought so too.  Yet, I was mistaken.  There are over 1,000 studies on Pubmed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed) related to Aromatherapy. It’s been proven to make you “smarter” and sleep better.   In an article in Inc.com, Ariana Ayu wrote,

 

  • “A study in 1990 showed that smelling peppermint essential oil enhanced alertness, focus, and concentration. (It should be noted, later research showed that eating peppermint did not have the same effect as smelling it did in the previous study.)
  • Another study confirmed that smelling peppermint enhanced accuracy of memory.
  • An English study that found that rosemary essential oil increased memory and alertness.
  • This Japanese study found that inhaling lavender essential oil while on breaks actually increased concentration when going back to work.
  • This British study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience showed that inhaling lavender essential oil before doing math problems helped subjects complete the problems faster and more accurately than the control group, while inhaling rosemary essential oil helped subjects be more alert and therefore they completed the problems faster than the control group.
  • A study on children with ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) found that inhaling vetiver and cedarwood essential oils improved brain patterns and decreased ADHD symptoms (inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity).
  • This Japanese study found that diffusing lemon and rosemary essential oils in the morning and lavender and orange essential oils in the evening improved cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.
  • Lemon was shown to increase typing accuracy in another Japanese study. Workers made 54 percent fewer errors while smelling lemon, 33 percent fewer errors while smelling jasmine, and 20 percent fewer errors while smelling lavender.”

 

I buy only the best therapeutic grade essential oils.  Everynight before bed, I will fill a diffuser and enjoy peppermint or lavender scents wafting through my bedroom.  Unfortunately, it will be hard for me to measure whether it is an effective therapy, but it can’t hurt and it will be nice to have a bedroom that smells like lavender rather than sweaty socks.

I took a ten minute ice cold shower last night.  I actually repeated a week of the Wim Hof Method because I was dreading this ten minute challenge.  I set my timer, jumped in the shower, and got under the cold water.  The first 10 or fifteen seconds were rough, especially since I turned around.  My back wasn’t used to the cold at all, as I have never turned around during my cold shower training sessions.  While my chest and the front side of my body had learned to adapt quickly to the cold, my veins and capillaries in my backside had not learned to close yet.  So I screamed and beat my chest for about 10 seconds.  And then; nothing.  No pain, no uncomfortableness.  It was no sweat.  I was thinking I could do this for hours.  It continues to amaze me how quickly the body can adapt.  Oh, and I can now touch my forehead to my knee when doing forward stretches.  And in conclusion, Wim Hof is presently featured in Rolling Stone.  

Wim Hof Says He Holds the Key to a Healthy Life – But Will Anyone Listen?

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