6. Has cytotoxic (kill cancer cells) agents Studies say that the saliva of leeches contains a compound called ghilanten which can suppress the growth of several types of tumours such as melanoma, lung cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. It also contains a peptide called hirudin that acts as a great anticoagulant and has anti-cancer characteristics. Some studies also suggest that a combination of components present in leech saliva, protease inhibitors and anticoagulants can be as useful as cancer drugs.  … [Read more...] about What Is Leech Therapy? Proven Health Benefits And Side Effects
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To be effective, a light must produce 10,000 lux. A lux is a unit of illuminance or the amount of light energy that illuminates a specific area. The catch here is the amount of lux is a function of distance, meaning a light can claim to emit the requisite 10,000 lux but only at a distance of 6 inches from the surface being illuminated—in this case, the face and eyes—because, obviously, the closer one is to a light source the brighter it will appear. It is generally recommended that for treating SAD, the source of light produces 10,000 lux at 12 to 18 inches from the face. … [Read more...] about ‘Tis the Season to Be… Not Jolly
The traits that define ADHD—focus, cognitive control, inhibitory control (self-control), and sensitivity to reward (which drives motivation)—are traits that are fundamental to human functioning. ADHD can be understood as one end of a spectrum of normal, centrally important human traits. A large swath of the population find themselves disadvantaged by evolutionary mismatch in our highly structured society. Seen this way, ADHD is not just one among many specific kinds of psychiatric disorders (in the DSM, ADHD is listed as one of a large number of categorical mental disorders). Rather, it makes more sense to view it as one end of a continuum of a set of centrally important cognitive and behavioral traits that underlie and determine many aspects of human functioning.29 … [Read more...] about Is ADHD a Real Disorder or One End of a Normal Continuum?
That experience grounded DeYoung in a more generalized fear that drove his career. He knew that it was possible that his rock and roll dream simply might not work for him and was determined to make sure he achieved his dreams. And thus, just as his songwriting method was simple and straightforward, so was DeYoung’s motivation to achieve in his career. “Fear of failure. That's what drives us all. That's it,” DeYoung described. “... My philosophy has always been that what drives us, fear as much as anything else is a great motivator,” he said. “I think the idea of fear of failure is wrapped up with a quest for perfection. So, my whole life, I've been on that quest.” … [Read more...] about How Dennis DeYoung Helped Me Face the Life Ahead of Me