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As all protein-rich foods, Spirulina contains the essential amino acid phenylalanine (2.6-4.1 g/100 g), which should be avoided by people who have the rare genetic disorderphenylketonuria, where the body cannot metabolize this amino acid and it builds up in the brain, causing damage.
In vitro researchThe primary active component of spirulina is Phycocyanobilin, which constitutes about 1% of Spirulina by weight. This compound inhibits NADPH oxidase. Spirulina has been studied in vitro against HIV, as an iron-chelating agent, and as a radioprotective agent. Animal studies have evaluated spirulina in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced heart damage, stroke recovery, age-related declines in memory, diabetes mellitus, in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and in rodent models of hay fever.
Human researchIn humans, small studies have been undertaken evaluating spirulina in undernourished children, as a treatment for the cosmetic aspects of arsenic poisoning, in hay fever and allergic rhinitis, in arthritis,[Requires clarification, since IL-2 is typically thought of as pro-inflammatory] in hyperlipidemia and hypertension, and as a means of improving exercise tolerance.
AdvocatesRecognizing the potential of spirulina in the sustainable development agenda, several member states of the United Nations came together to form an intergovernmental organization named the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM).
In the late 1980s and early '90s both NASA (CELSS) and the European Space Agency (MELISSA) proposed Spirulina as one of the primary foods to be cultivated during long-term space missions.
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Gill HS, Rutherfurd KJ, Cross ML, Gopal PK. Enhancement of immunity in the elderly by dietary supplementation with the probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis HN019. Am J Clin Nutr. 2001;74:833-9.
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There are 500 different types of bacteria living in your gut – yet 99% of the total population comes from a few species.Of these, five species make up the majority of beneficial good guy bacteria. Each one makes its own distinct contribution to immune strength and digestive health.
Lactobacillus strains are largely effective in the small intestine while
Bifidobacterium strains work best in the colon. Some strains colonize the wall of the intestines and some mucous surfaces more effectively than others, places such as the cecum, (the dead sac above the appendix).
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Spirulina's lipid content is about 7% by weight,and is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and also provides alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), linoleic acid (LA),stearidonic acid (SDA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA). Spirulina contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2(riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyroxidine), B9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitaminE,alsasourceof potassium, calcium,chromium, copper, iron,magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.
Spirulina contains many pigments which may be beneficial and bioavailable,including betacarotene, zeaxanthin, chlorophylla,, xanthophylls,echinenone, myxoxanthophyll, canthaxanthin, diatoxanthin, 3'-hydroxyechinenone,beta-cryptoxanthin and oscillaxanthin, plus the phycobiliproteins c-phycocyanin and allophycocyanin.
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There are several probiotics in the pharmaceutical and agricultural markets that utilize this powerful probiotic. One very interesting function of Bacillus Subtilis is its ability to produce nearly 12 strong antibiotics that are potent fighters of opportunistic and harmful bacteria. In addition, HU58 produces a very healthy compound called Nattokinase. Nattokinase is secreted from vegetative cells of Bacillus subtilis and has been shown to reduce blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and reduce excessive clotting by fibrinolysis. Along with Nattokinase, Bacillus subtilis also produces a number of other nutrients that have systemic health benefits such as B vitamins and Vitamin K2. In addition, HU58 is an extremely potent immune stimulator. It has the function of germinating in the small intestines to some degree and this offers the effect of broad-spectrum immune stimulation.
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Excerpted Interview: Vincent Felitti, MD with Ruth Buczynski, PhDThe Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Dr. Felitti: We used an ACE score of zero as the reference point. In other words, zero meant no exposure to any of the other ten categories. So, for instance, with an ACE score of six or higher, there is a forty-six-fold - a four thousand six hundred percent increase - in the likelihood of that individual becoming an intravenous drug user later in life as compared to an ACE score zero individual.
With an ACE score of six, there is between a thirty-one and a fifty-fold - a three thousand one hundred to five thousand percent - increase in the likelihood of that individual attempting suicide later in life, as compared to an ACE score zero individual.
"With an ACE score of six, there is...a three thousand one hundred to five thousand percent increase in the likelihood of...suicide later in life."Dr. Buczynski: And how about other slightly less dramatic kinds of diseases, such as irritable bowel, hypertension, or myocardial infarction?
Dr. Felitti: Indeed, with myocardial infarction and with the presence of coronary artery disease there was an increase. It was in the hundreds of percent. Similarly, with liver disease, with an ACE score of four and higher I believe there was approximately a two-hundred-and-fifty percent increase in the likelihood of liver disease later in life.
"We saw distinctly proportionate increases in the likelihood of cigarette smoking later in life as well as alcoholism..."Similarly, we saw distinctly proportionate increases in the likelihood of cigarette smoking later in life, as well as in the likelihood of self-acknowledged alcoholism. An individual with an ACE score of four or higher had a five-hundred-and-fifty percent increase in the likelihood of being a self-acknowledged alcoholic later in life, as compared to ACE score zero self-acknowledge alcoholic.
Dr. Buczynski: After that, what was the most highly significant?
"Ultimately, the real question is, "How does this come about?"Dr. Felitti: Well I can't rate them numerically, but after that there were innumerable categories, in the hundreds of percents' increase, with the reference points of ACE score zero being the comparison. Ultimately, the real question of course is, "How does this come about?"
Dr. Buczynski: First of all, we need to say that correlation does not prove causation. And you are not implying that it did. What would you hypothesize might be the connection?
"...in all of these instances there was a step-wise proportionate increase..."Dr. Felitti: Well, before we get to that, since you brought up the "correlation does not equal causation," let me point out that in all of these instances there was a step-wise proportionate increase so that when you move from ACE score zero to ACE score one, to ACE score two, to ACE score three, etc., there was a step-wise increase in the likelihood of that particular outcome. That is of enormous importance.
Dr. Buczynski: So you have interval data.
Dr. Felitti: We have a very clear dose response effect. Perhaps most important was simply talking with patients and having them explain the causality. We have many lengthy videotaped interviews with patients where it is perfectly clear to them what the explanation is between all of this. If people would like an easy way of accessing this, they can go to the website, www.ACEStudy.org.
"...the patients themselves are willing and capable of explaining the relationships quite clearly...ordinarily they are never given the opportunity."Two key pieces were: a) the fact that there is a dose response effect with all of this - not merely some general correlation, and b) the fact that, in many instances, the patients themselves are willing and capable of explaining the relationships quite clearly. It is just that ordinarily they are never given the opportunity.
From Life Experiences in Childhood to Structural Diseases Later in Life
Dr. Buczynski: So how does one get from life experience in childhood to structural disease later in life?
Dr. Felitti: The easy pathway for understanding is through various coping mechanisms - overeating being one.
"The issue with obesity, based on our experience in successfully and unsuccessfully treating about thirty thousand obese patients, includes two core problems."The issue with obesity, based on our experience in successfully and unsuccessfully treating about thirty thousand obese patients, includes two core problems. One is the use of food for psychoactive benefits. This is even built into the English language: "Sit down; have something to eat. You'll feel better." Secondly are the psychoactive "benefits" - the benefits of obesityper se.
But isn't it bad for you? Of course it's bad for you. The point I'm raising is whether it is not good for you.
If you talk to patients about this, it is quite remarkable what you learn. Every week in our obesity program here, for instance, we have about thirty or so people who show up at a meeting to learn more about the program. Rather than describing the program to them, I tell people that we are going to give them a free sample to show them what would be typical of the program. I explain that the program consists of the same dozen or so people meeting every week for two hours for five months with the same counselor, working on addressing questions that we have found to be important.
"Tell me why, not how you think people get fat."The first question is this: "Tell me why you think people get fat." We're not asking "how" - "how" is obvious.
Last week the first answer was from a man with depression. I don't remember the second answer but I do remember the third answer - and that was from a woman, and she said, "People leave you alone." We then write all of these answers down.
It has been a couple of months since anyone has proposed, "My metabolism is ruined" or "Must be genetic" or "It runs in the family." To this I will usually respond, "Really? How interesting. Tell me, does everyone in your family speak English? I see - so speaking English runs in the family as well." The titters of laughter from the rest of the group pretty much kill that one right there.
"...probably the single most important question in understanding obesity: 'How old were you when you first began putting on weight?'"One of the things that we have found, which is also useful for subjects other than obesity, is probably the single most important question in understanding obesity: "How old were you when you first began putting on weight?" Not finished the job; but first began. Whatever the cause, obviously it had to be then or before. Amongst people who have begun gaining in childhood, the number of times that those ages approximates parental loss through divorce is quite striking.
I have seen nothing in the literature about this, probably because so many of us have been divorced and it is not a comfortable subject to think about.
The second question that we pose to people in the weight program is: "We all know that there are many people who lose a lot of weight, only to regain it all, if not more. For example, they will lose 100 and then regain 120. Why does that happen?"
People always answer, "Because if you don't deal with the underlying issues it will be back." This is a rather remarkable insight. About sixty percent of the time somebody will propose, "Because major weight loss is threatening."
"Tell me the advantages of being fat."The third question is: "Tell me the advantages of being fat." Not the disadvantages - that's obvious. You can get a government pamphlet to tell you that. The advantages, however, always break down into three categories.
First, it is sexually protective. Anyone who has been molested or raped will quickly understand that. Those are common experiences, however it is uncommon for anyone ever to bring it up or inquire. We did routinely and we learned, in this very middle-class population of seventeen-and-a-half thousand adults in Kaiser Permanente, that twenty-eight percent of women acknowledged a history of childhood sexual abuse, as did sixteen percent of the men.
That was a big surprise, but understandable. No one would have a basis for knowing because no patient brings it up spontaneously and the rest of us have all been taught that it would be impolite to inquire.
"What are the advantages of being fat?" The first category is always: "It is sexually protective." The second category is "physically protective," as suggested in the expression, "throwing your weight around."
In the early days of the Program we had two men who were guards at the state prison downtown. They lost between 100 and 150 pounds each. They did not feel comfortable going into the prison without the extra weight. They felt a lot safer looking as big as a refrigerator.
The third category is "People expect less of you." This is a commonplace observation.
"...things which are referred to as "public health problems" are...protected by shame, secrecy, and the social taboos of inquiring into certain areas of human experience."All of these were of enormous importance in realizing that things which are referred to as "public health problems" are oftentimes also unconsciously attempted solutions to personal problems that are lost in time and then further protected by shame, secrecy, and the social taboos against routinely inquiring into certain areas of human experience.
Dr. Buczynski: So, what you're implying is that these may well be efforts at coping or compensating.
Dr. Felitti:Without question. No one smokes to get lung cancer or heart disease. People smoke because of the major psychoactive benefits of nicotine. People ask, "Isn't it risky?" Absolutely! In fifteen or twenty years it is seriously detrimental.
In fifteen or twenty seconds of inhalation, it has very clear benefits. Those are the major activities of nicotine, in terms of anti-anxiety activity, in terms of antidepressant activity, in terms of appetite suppressant activity, and in terms of anger suppressant activity. This has been spelled out in medical literature for decades.
Coping Mechanisms and Chronic Stress: Their Relationship to Adverse Childhood Experiences
Dr. Felitti: This is a separate yet important issue. I would like to stick with the first one, the coping mechanisms. The common ones are eating, smoking, drinking, and drugging. Alcohol is simple: "Sit down, have a drink - relax." You don't need to think a great deal about that. Street drugs are somewhat more complex. The resistance to understanding it is interesting because anybody my age or older should remember this. Almost everyone knows the demonized street drug crystal meth is a big problem
It is interesting that no one seems to remember that the first prescription antidepressant medication introduced for sale in the United States in 1940 was methamphetamine. It was introduced by Burroughs Wellcome, and the brand name was Methedrine. If anyone has any doubt about this, they can go to any major university library and pull out a bound volume of the Journal of the American Medical Association from 1940 or '41. There they will see full-page ads for Methedrine.
"...does it mean anything that the first prescription antidepressant medication is exactly the same chemical as crystal meth?"The question therefore becomes; does it mean anything that the first prescription antidepressant medication is exactly the same chemical as crystal meth? Is that just an irrelevant happenstance, or are people unwittingly buying antidepressants on the street? If so, isn't it dangerous? It is equally as dangerous as having Digitalis sold on the street in an unknown dose and impure form. If you don't know what you are doing dosage-wise, Aspirin is quite reliably fatal. Just take fifty.
That is one broad category of some of the most common coping devices leading to a huge array of structural disease: coronary artery disease, diabetes and its sequelae etc., lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. That is fairly easy but somewhat unpleasant to understand.
"...some of the most common coping devices lead to...coronary artery disease, diabetes, lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease."The more subtle second category is the one previously mentioned. I will back up a little bit earlier, to the idea of the effects of chronic major unrelieved stress over prolonged periods of time, and what that does in terms of flooding a person's body with high levels of circulating cortisone and related stress chemicals.
Everyone has heard that if you take cortisone, to treat rheumatoid arthritis for example, that there are major side effects. There are certainly major benefits, but also major side effects.
"It doesn't matter whether you get the cortisone from a prescription bottle or from your own adrenal glands - there is a price to be paid for having unusually high, chronic levels of high circulating cortisol levels."It doesn't matter whether you get the cortisone from a prescription bottle or from your own adrenal glands - there is a price to be paid for having unusually high, chronic levels of high circulating cortisol levels.
Often in this situation people's immune systems are suppressed. Sometimes it goes into total disarray. Bruce McEwen of the Rockefeller Institute in New York has written extensively on this subject.
There are so-called "pro-inflammatory cytokines," internally-produced chemicals that are released within one's body. These set up inflammatory reactions in the lining of very small blood vessels, causing them to close down and causing the scarification of whatever piece of organ they had been supplying.
The second big pathway deals with dysregulation. The chronic major stress pathway is responsible for a number of diseases we are beginning to get an understanding of now. Many people believe that if you are the recipient of an organ transplant, for example, you have to be on lifetime immunosuppression. Some people also know that if you are on lifetime immunosuppression, one of the side effects is an increased rate of malignancy in those individuals.
We are all producing low levels of malignant cells at all times. They are readily processed out by our immune systems and we never know the difference. Therefore, getting cancer means one of two things: either you are producing malignant cells at an accelerated rate as might occur from being a heavy smoker or from exposure to dangerous amounts of radiation, etc.; or your body's ability to recognize and process out those cells is impaired. One form of impairment comes from the damage to your immune system while taking immunosuppressant drugs after organ transplantation. Another form comes from chronic major stress over prolonged periods of time.
"We are all producing low levels of malignant cells at all times."This would appear to be the second major pathway and it has obvious relevance to our finding of increased rates of cancer in high ACE score patients as well as the fact that we found increased rates of autoimmune diseases in high ACE score patients...
Dr. Buczynski: Which ones?
Dr. Felitti: We have a paper out where we studied twenty-one different autoimmune diseases. Without referring to the paper, I can't quote you reliably off-hand. Rheumatoid arthritis was one. Another interesting illness is the disease primary pulmonary fibrosis. Ten years ago that would have been a rock-solid example of a hardcore structural biomedical disease.
"...we find increased rates of cancer in high ACE score patients..."Now it is clear that at least some portion of those cases is due to the release of these so-called pro-inflammatory cytokines causing microscopic blood vessels to become inflamed, to scarify and then cause the destruction of whatever piece of lung tissue that they are supplying by converting it into scar tissue. This is known as primary pulmonary fibrosis.
The breadth of this was quite remarkable, as well as unexpected. We kept stumbling into things, some of which were fairly easy to understand and others of which were much more complex.
We had an interesting experience which led to some interesting insights into this. After several years of the ACE Study it became obvious what we were learning. Then it became clear that we needed to expand our information base so that we were routinely gathering information on everyone.
Our medical questionnaire was already quite comprehensive. It's important that this information, for practical purposes, needs to initially be gathered by questionnaire and this kind of questionnaire should always be filled out at home, not in the doctor's waiting room.
"We needed to ask a lot of trauma-oriented questions, 'Have you ever lived in a war zone? Have you ever been a combat soldier? Who in your family has committed suicide?'"It became evident that we needed to ask a lot of trauma-oriented questions. So, we routinely asked questions like, "Have you ever lived in a war zone? Have you ever been a combat soldier? Who in your family has committed suicide? Who in your family has been murdered? Have you ever been held prisoner, tortured, raped, molested as a child?" etc. So those were some examples. And we added a good dose of those to the questionnaire.
Needless to say, the staff was not exactly thrilled because they correctly realized that this raised the performance bar. Impressively, however, they all became quite capable of dealing with this.
After doing this for a couple of years, a friend of mine introduced me to some people that owned a big data mining company here in San Diego. They used a technique called neural net analysis. Neural net analysis is a rather sophisticated, heavy-duty computer approach to data mining.
Ordinarily, when data mining, you have to have some sense of what question you want answered. In neural net analysis, you absolutely do not. This approach sorts, and repeatedly re-sorts through mountains of data, looking for anything that has a relationship to anything else. Most of the relationships that turn up are simply statistical phenomena and of no interest or relevance whatsoever. The beauty of the technique is that occasionally you discover intense relationships that you never would have thought to look for.
"...they found that, coincident with the use of the new questionnaire, there was a thirty-five percent reduction in doctor office visits..."They analyzed the results of over one hundred thousand patient visits using the new questionnaire which included the new trauma-oriented questions. This was about two-and-a-half years' work for the department. To my absolute amazement and embarrassment actually, they found that, coincident with the use of the new questionnaire, there was a thirty-five percent reduction in doctor office visits in the year subsequent, compared to the antecedent year, for a population of over one hundred thousand adult patients.
Dr. Buczynski: What did they make of that?
Dr. Felitti:There was also an eleven percent reduction in emergency room visits. People have said to me, "You sent everyone for therapy, right?" "And that was rare, essentially never." So how did this work? That is a very meaningful question because a thirty-five percent reduction in doctor office visits has extraordinary cost and theoretical implications, even if it lasts for only a year.
"I slowly came to see that...asking, listening and accepting was doing."As near as we can figure out, we believe we illustrated the profound importance of helping people talk about the worst secrets in their lives and enabling them to go home feeling still accepted afterwards. I slowly came to see that what we had done showed that asking and listening and accepting was doing. That was rather a profound realization.
Dr. Buczynski: How long did it last?
Dr. Felitti: Two years later everything reverted back to the prior base line. One might ask, "Well why was that?" Our best understanding is our use of unified medical records here, which we have used for years. Everything is in one folder; in the early days paper and now electronically. In the folders there are our notes printed literally with laser-like clarity. They might just as well have been printed with invisible ink because no one wanted to go near that information with a pole.
Dr. Buczynski: Did you find any correlation between ACE score and visits to primary physicians or to emergency rooms?
Dr. Felitti: Yes. There is a very distinct relationship, but that is simply made clear from my own experience of talking with large numbers of high ACE score people. I don't believe, however, that we studied that in the ACE Study.
Dr. Buczynski: What are you finding about mortality?
"With an ACE score of six and higher, there is almost a twenty-year shortening of lifespan."Dr. Felitti: With an ACE score of six and higher, there is almost a twenty-year shortening of lifespan. That was published in October or November last year. Anyone that goes to the www.ACEStudy.org website can find their way quickly to detailed iterations of all the publications and abstractions.
Applying What Was Learned: Where Do We Go From Here?
Dr. Buczynski: What would you like to see people do with it?
Dr. Felitti: It will be important to take what we learned here and use it to bring about a change in primary care medical practice: to move it from its current symptom reactive mode to the more comprehensive style that it was originally conceived for.
There is a lot of understandable opposition to that. People complain that there is no time, which is true. On the other hand, there are mechanisms for circumventing that.
"It will be important to take what we learned here and use it to bring about a change in primary care medical practice..."The information can be obtained, as we did, by a lengthy questionnaire filled out at home. Then it is read quickly, as we did, or you feed it into a digital scanner that sucks up all the "yes" answers and reformats them into a review of systems output. This would give you a highly legible and highly structured two or three page printout that would take two or three minutes to look at and read.
While we were teaching the staff, as examiners, we would give them a real printout and give them two questions. First, how well do you understand this intellectually? Here are two or three pages of highly detailed information; how do you put all this together? Secondly, what is the first thing you are going to say after you say "Hello?" How do you walk into a room, introduce yourself to a stranger and then move from brief social nicety to talking about the things that nice people don't talk about?
"How do you walk into a room, introduce yourself to a stranger and then move from brief social nicety to talking about the things that nice people don't talk about?"That was an interesting experience. Ultimately everybody became proficient at doing that, but it did require some thinking.
This would be one approach to make comprehensive information (biomedical, psychological, social, family, and in particular trauma-oriented) routinely available in a very organized structure, covering all patients at the very outset of ongoing care. That would be one huge goal.
The other approach would improve parenting skills across the nation, because that is really where this all begins. One cannot simply address the issue: "How are we going to fix this after the fact?" The problems are too numerous. They are too complex.
Sending people for therapy is a nice illusion. It is certainly an act of great kindness and it will be available for a very small number of people. You can turn yourself into the next Mother Teresa and make yourself extremely busy doing that, but you will never notice that you are leaving the great bulk of the problems unrecognized and unaddressed.
"If ever there were a need for true primary prevention, improving parenting skills is the area..."If ever there were a need for true primary prevention, this is the area. A primary prevention example would be the polio vaccine. It is a good thing that during the March of Dimes days some money was put aside for vaccine development or we would still be collecting money to build the "bigger and better" Sister Kenny Institutes and to buy digitally-controlled iron lungs for patients.
Primary prevention needs to involve improving parenting skills. I am not speaking about the people with monstrous problems that are going to murder or otherwise destroy their children, for that is too complex to take on currently.
Instead I am speaking about the huge number of people who never had any experience with supportive parenting themselves. How many of them, if they simply saw or understood what it looked like, might be capable and willing to do some of that themselves?
"The vehicle for carrying out this improvement would be soap operas..."The vehicle for carrying out this improvement would be broadcast television. The technique would be theatre, specifically soap opera. We should weave these ideas into the storyline of soap operas with illustrations of what destructive parenting looks like and how it plays out over time, and contrasting that with illustrations of supportive parenting and how that plays out over time.
The audiences are huge. The bill is paid for; one doesn't need to seek funding from a legislator or from a granting foundation. The material is sufficiently lurid that in the hands of capable writers it is not going to bore anyone.
The use of broadcast television has a demonstrable background. For instance, in Africa, where condom use has been pushed for years to try to reduce the transmission of AIDS, conventional public health approaches got absolutely nowhere. The approach that worked was weaving those ideas into the storyline of soap operas. There have been a couple of books written about that, actually.
Dr. Buczynski: That is a fascinatingly interesting idea...thank you for giving your time for sharing the information with us. I think this is really important for people to know and discuss these ideas. Through discussion we can come up with even more thoughts. One of the things we did not discuss is the neurological theory or hypotheses that trauma might lead to some impairment neurologically, which would then lead to different factors that would affect chronic disease.
Six Power Steps to Your SuccessBy Stuart Goldsmith
Creator of Stuart Goldsmith's Inner Circle
The following power steps structure your thinking to make sure the actions you take will drive you towards success.
Power Step #1: Be In Charge Of Your Life
Caring what other people think of you puts them in charge of your life, instead of you.
'What will other people think of me?' slavery is extremely common. Most of us are brought up (rightfully so) to consider others. But, unless we are discerning, we soon find ourselves caught up in a job we can't stand, or living in a relationship which makes us unhappy, or getting caught up in the spiral of poverty.
'Trying to please other people all the time' syndrome begins in childhood. It stems from a desire to be liked and admired. Let's look at a fairly typical scenario: three boys, Fred, Joe, and Matthew, all five years old, are best pals. They fight to sit together at school and spend their breaks in a group. Fred comes to school one day with a stack of pokemon cards to show his friends. Joe is envious of Fred's collection and a fight breaks out when Fred refuses to give a prized card to Joe.
There are several resulting scenarios, all with serious implications for Fred's future. A teacher could break up the fight and make Fred feel guilty for not parting with the prized card. Joe could refuse to talk to Fred even ending the friendship, unless Fred relented. Matthew would side with either Joe or Fred, or be a peacemaker and force the other two to discuss the problem and sort it out amicably.
The biggest danger to Fred, is if the solution entails his giving the card away, when he really doesn't want to. In other words, if the only reason he gives in, is because he desperately wants to be liked and it really matters what his friends think of him. If they were real friends, of course, Joe would understand Fred's view and Matthew would not criticise. Fred might even willingly offer Joe another not so valuable card out of his collection.
Over the years thousands of small incidents build up, until by the time we are adults, most of us make a habit of putting what other people think of us before our own personal needs and desires.
The Right Reasons
Before you cut the grass, decorate the house, start a business, go on holiday, always ask yourself, 'am I doing this for the right reasons?' Yes, the gardening has to be done, but not if you're in the middle of crucial market research and if you don't cut the grass today you're worried that the neighbour's will think you're lazy. Yes, a house has to be decorated, but not if it's at the expense of your health through shooting your stress level through the roof trying to fit it in between a busy advertising campaign, and it's only because your partner insists you do it now.
'Other people' slavery kills your creativity, your energy and drive towards your own goals and fulfilling your dreams. It stops you from going to places you want to visit and enjoying the kind of entertainment that you enjoy. So, make certain you're not always driven to do things, merely because you're worried about what other people think of you. Be confident in who you are!
Power Step #2: Strive to be Different
Nearly everyone you know will strive to be normal - because it's socially acceptable. But the normal person goes nowhere special and achieves the mundane.
Using a fictitious character called Norman, here's an example of his normal expectations of life and mediocre results:
'I live in a pleasant neighbourhood in an average house (translated as meaning: all the houses and gardens along the street look exactly alike, apart from the odd differences in plants). I own an average car (just another standard box on wheels, which apart from minor differences looks like nearly every other car on the road).'
Norman's other goals and ambitions: 'I save up all year round to take my wife and children on holiday, somewhere nice where it's safe. We usually book a package holiday, so everything is taken care of and we know exactly what to expect. Even the entertainment is all planned for us.
My job is boring, but it pays the bills and the pension is good. It'll never make me rich, but then I don't want to be rich (but he wouldn't give away a lottery win!). Anyone who's rich has had to lie and cheat their way to the top. I like to sleep at night with a clear conscience. I may not have much but at least it's honest toil.
I don't have much to do with the neighbours; I don't really like them. But, to keep the peace I mow my lawn once a week and keep the garden weeded and tidy, and do the odd job for them. I like to think they view me as a nice guy.
Every other weekend we visit our best friends, Alice and Paul, and they visit us alternate weekends. Like us, they're your average typical family. Most nights after work I shower, change and after dinner, put my feet up and watch television until bedtime. Every Sunday, we have a roast dinner and every Friday we treat ourselves to a fry up. Am I happy, well, it's life isn't it?'
That's how Norman thinks and lives his life and that's how many people live their life. The Normans spend their days, grumbling about how they hate their job, get fed up with their bosses and partners, but that's all they do. The same gripes day in and day out - but taking no action to change their situation, simply because they are slaves to being normal (and 'what will other people think of me, if I do something unusual?').
Living in the Fast Lane of the Elite
Let's compare Norman's goals and ambitions with another invented character, David. He's one of the smaller group of people who move forward and live the life of the elite and privileged.
'My philosophy on life is simple. Life is too short to be little.
I'm not concerned with what other people think of me. If all my neighbours want to cut down their hedges and build short brick walls and block pave their drives, that's their choice, but I'm not going to have it done just to please them. I like the trees so they're staying and I prefer to have a shingle drive. I've done everything possible to make our house individual.
Often, I ring Sarah from the office and ask her to forget about cooking dinner for that night and how about going out for a meal? We've tried all the restaurants within a twenty km radius.
We both love holidays, and I take the family as often as possible. We spend most weekends, exploring new places and trying out different activities.
I love my job, it's very challenging being a manager. I get to meet and work with people of many different personality traits, from varied backgrounds. Every now and then a junior is obviously aiming to take my job. I don't find it threatening, I like the challenge. I enjoy working with intelligent people who stretch my potential.
I work hard and I am paid well. Do I feel guilty? No, I expect to be paid handsomely for my efforts, I wouldn't have it any other way. We live in a large house in an exclusive area and that's my reward for going the extra mile at work. I don't automatically go home at the end of the working day. And sometimes I arrive at the office as early as 6am, just to prepare for a meeting with my team.
I want to be rich and I am prepared to plan and work towards my goals. I look forward to the future. I don't know what's around the corner and I don't care, because whatever happens I will handle the situation. I know I can solve problems - my strength lies within, it does not come from any outside forces. I couldn't care less whether other people approve of me or not, I know I'm okay and that's all that matters.'
Two Opposing Philosophies
Norman's slavery to acting normal (and slavery to what other people think), creates poverty and unhappiness. While David's striving to be different (and refusal to be a slave to other people's expectations of him) creates wealth and happiness.
If you are ever tempted to query if David's attitude is not a tad selfish, then just ask yourself this question, 'who would you prefer to have as a friend? Norman, who's bored and unhappy or David who's exciting and happy?' Easy isn't it.
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Power Step #3: Look to the Future
If you dwell on your past mistakes your creativity can crash to a grinding halt and you will be unable to move forward. Losing is good if you interpret it correctly.
Demonstration Example: A friend of mine told me how a number of years ago, an acquaintance of his, approached him with a spectacular lead about a stock that was certain to triple in price in the next few weeks. The price was $7.45 a share. So, despite his misgivings he bought 200 shares. From that day the stock dropped. Finally eighteen months later he decided to cut his losses and sell.
He sold the stock for a huge loss at a grand total of $413. He could have let this one bad experience drive him from ever investing in the stock market again. However, this wise man explained, he was glad to have learned such valuable lessons.
It taught him:
1. Ignore the guy who wants to give a hot tip.
2. Check into a company carefully before buying.
3. Sell if it starts dropping too much.
Education of the Highest Merit
Don't regard mistakes as mistakes. It ceases to be a mistake and loses its power to hold you back if you can learn to be glad that you've not failed but learned valuable lessons in life. That attitude will help you to build future successes.
Lost a job? You probably weren't suited, so take the time out to decide what you really want to do. Built a business and then it crashed? Perhaps you don't like running your own business. Can't sell a product? Look for the reason and then act. Either try out other ways to sell it or scrap the product and sell a different one.
Blessed is he who is not discouraged by mistakes. Blessed is he who is glad he makes mistakes. Winning - or losing - is a state of mind.
Power Step #4: It's Never Too Late
Sadly, the following story is all too common: Bill spent years training to be an engineer, although he never really liked engineering. But he thought it was worth the sacrifice because it was a highly paid skill.
After college, he started a job with an engineering company. Years later he was still working at the same company and still hating it. His excuse was with a mortgage and family ties he was scared to leave the engineering firm and go into a job with lower wages.
After twenty years he was still afraid to correct a mistake made all those years ago. He was now too scared to change jobs, simply because he'd left it too late. He didn't want to compete with younger men experienced at their job.
If you have a goal and you find yourself saying 'it's too late', the only way to conquer that fear is to ignore it and go ahead and do the thing you fear. It's NEVER too late if you have the courage and the passion to follow your dream.
Power Step #5: Don't Crave Security
In ages past we accepted that life was full of hardships. They grappled with huge animals in a desperate bid to kill them for food. The odds were simple; either succeed or starve, kill or be killed.
As civilisations discovered fire and then electricity and gas to keep warm, bought food from markets and built houses of stone, people became less willing to deal with any unexpected events that threatened to turn their cosy life upside down. So, insurance was invented.
The idea of insurance is to cushion the impact of the unexpected. In theory it's a good idea, but it has turned our society into a population of security seekers. It has weakened our strength as individuals who know we can surmount any problem or situation that life throws our way.
The stifling extent of this slavery is enormous. The more security we have the less psychological freedom we can enjoy and the less our chances are of success and abundance.
Dare to Take a Chance
The only places to find security are a prison or mental hospital. Inmates are assured a roof over their heads, food and warmth and no responsibilities. The price tag for this security? No freedom.
Unfortunately, it's all too easy to reel off a list of bad things that could happen to us. For most people it's easier than thinking of the good things that could happen. People who crave security are slaves to a vivid imagination that conjures up bad news items that could happen to them, and they allow these images to cripple their actions. Too afraid to start that great business idea because of all the things they imagine that could go wrong. Too frightened to sell up and buy a larger house in another area because the house prices could drop or the children won't like the new schools, or... and so it goes on for an endless list.
Every child loves surprises and life is fun and exciting because of this. As we grow up and we fight for security, we eliminate the risks but in doing so we eliminate the surprises and limit our chances to achieve more than a humdrum life.
If you want to make sure you don't stifle your need for excitement:
1. Dare to be individual.
2. Dare to develop your own style - instead of following fashion.
3. Dare to study and work to improve yourself in your profession.
4. Dare to have a positive mental attitude and the courage to try.
In other words: Dare to take a chance.
Power Step #6: I Am Certain to Win
Our minds drive us to achieve exactly what we believe we're capable of achieving. This is good news because once we understand this and master the art of controlled thinking, then we can guide our destinies towards success.
Controlled experiments over many years have proved that children who are considered by their teachers, friends and families to be 'troublesome or terrors' actually end up getting into trouble with a high percentage becoming juvenile delinquents. However, the 'good' group of boys (in the same age group at the beginning of a study) believed by teachers, friends and families to stay out of trouble and succeed in school, go on to do so. Each group of children achieve in accordance with what people around them believe them capable of doing.
The conclusion of many similar studies is this: thinking does make it so. Only a miracle can make the football team win who starts a game with the 'we know they'll beat us,' attitude.
If you need to break the bonds of 'I'm certain to fail' slavery:
1. Hold positive chats with yourself.
2. Surround yourself with positive people.
3. Think, 'I'm going to succeed'.
4. Think, 'I'm a winner'.
The only person you will have to convince is yourself. Other people are automatically convinced you're great and a success, after you have convinced yourself.
Stuart Goldsmith is a British multimillionaire author and entrepreneur. He created a 16 million fortune starting from a position of heavy debt, and has taught thousands of others how to get wealthy.
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Behavior Modificaton (Life For the Homeless) - Meditation Frequencies - SSRI & SNRI Drugs Education - 12 MIND BENDING SECRETS TO LIFE ... more ...
LIFE FOR THE HOMELESS IS UNUSUAL ...
What I thought about last night was amazing ... after receiving some material from Dr.Buczynski, Co-Founder of National Institute for Clinical Behavioral
Medicine or NICABM. The realization came to me that Chiropractors and tactile touch, parental or guardianship experiences are missing in the lives
of the homeless. The Vets here receive pills, LOTS of prescriptions are readily available, but not so much is offered along the lines of "Healing touch"
or the advanced ability of the "God Tuned" in touch Chiropractors, The Homeless rarely visit the sauna, have their nails "done"
never receive a massage, Talk to their beautician or barber, Chit Chat with friends at Church or social functions.
The Homeless Every move is self survival strategy and It Never Stops. Not for a moment.
The Psychology tossed about and labeled on the Homeless, the Bi-Polar label, the Schizo, the Depression, etc.
when in many cases may be that the Homeless are simply not excercising their day to day mental and social muscles!
The Homeless are lacking building on their day to day normal experiences, stresses and concerns aimed toward their Responsiblity "Child", their
"babies" or "children", they have become an all about themselves survival and all about themselves focus
of concern. When others are brought into their Protection Circle, the Homeless could begin or learn to, shift caring focus
toward a child or a baby or an elderly "parent"
Same with our Homeless in Daily Life. They have no Healing Touch to offer their "kids" or
loved ones ... they themselves are often Bullied About, Shoved Around or Away, physically
and mentally. The Homeless have no one to attach their experience too. Substitute a
position of Responsibility for another, say a child or a friend, now if someone abuses or attacks
that focus of their Responsibility, then they can defend it, express concern, voice warnings to others
and become groundd in what it is like in the real day to day world.
Life is about service and connnecting. The VetTakeHeart website is all about helping people realize their potential.
12 MIND BENDING SECRETS FOR CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE
- I'd be happier if I just had less to do
Our minds often try to trick us into thinking we'd be happier if we didn't have to work. We imagine a life of leisure and deceive ourselves into thinking this kind of lifestyle would make us happy. However, the truth is that idleness often leads to boredom and depression. We are industrious, creative beings. We need challenge and accomplishment to be happy. Get up and invest yourself into something significant and you will find that your happiness factor will rise!
- It's Ain't Me Babe,
Many times our minds lead us to believe we are unhappy due to our spouse, parents or some other person in our lives. We throw blame around like food in a middle school cafeteria. Of course, it takes two to tango. As Dr. Phil asks, "How's that workin' for ya?" Generally, we are as much, if not more, to blame than others in our lives. We need to accept responsibility for our situation and do our part to make the best of it. Taking personal responsibility for our actions is the beginning of true happiness.
- I just need a few more Secrets to be happy
I am convinced that there are no "secrets" to happiness or success. Paste pictures around you of what you want to achieve, Give Thanks to God for What You Have, Be Amazed of Your Position in the Universe of Energy and Power. Living a successful life is pretty simple. You create a vision for the future, formulate a strategy and then work hard to achieve it. There are no shortcuts or secrets to this formula. Accepting this will get you much further down the path to happiness than anything else.
- If I just had...
Our minds deceive us into thinking we'll be happy when we get the right job or the right house or the right car or whatever. There is nothing wrong with wanting better things or circumstances, just make sure your partnership with God's Energy the Universal Power is central to your life. God wants his children to be happy and prosper, just listen to the promptings of your soul, be grateful for your current blessings and God will provide your needs. Luke 22:35 "Sent you, did you lack?" Deut 2:7, Nehemiah 9:21 "Forty years in the wilderness your cloths did not get old, were fed and lacked for nothing ..."
- I accept things just the way they are and never want them to change
Believing this is just letting yourself be set up for a fall. Life is a journey of constant change. Some of which we control and some we don't. Resisting change or trying to control the change out of life is self-defeating. It will drain you and rob you of your happiness. Change ALWAYS HAPPENS. You must accept this and learn to go with the flow. Being ADAPTABLE (think of Joseph success in working for the Pharaoh or the Jailer) is very important to your happiness.
- If it hasn't happened yet for me, it probably never will
Our minds often get discouraged and disillusioned when success is just around the corner for us. Tolerate Lack NO MORE ... Do Every Single Day the things that lead you out of Broken Life conditions ... Learn something New Every Day to Improve Your Condition ... Don't Glorify Poverty By Living in It ... Colonel Sanders didn't start franchising his KFC restaurants until he was 65, forty years after he started serving chicken at his service station. Perseverance is very important in achieving happiness. Never let your mind trick you into giving up. You don't know what tomorrow holds. One more day may be all it will take to realize your dream! Lack is not the will of God! Substitute Higher Knowledge in the place of excuses for Lack, If you receive "an excuse" for lack then you will continue in Lack ... Not The Will of God ... something needs to CHANGE ... what needs to CHANGE? Poor But Proud? God will Deliver you from BOTH CONDITIONS! ) 1 Thessalonians 4:11 "Study to Be Quiet, Do Your Own business, Work with your own hands ... You may lack NOTHING" 2 Corith 9:8 Defines Prosperity "God is able to make All Grace ... under all circumstances ... whatever the need... able to abound and give to every good work ... good will come to you through God"
- Put-off, Procrastinate, Sleep-In!
It is usually the difficult tasks that our minds try to trick us into avoiding. Unfortunately, these are oftentimes the very things that would result in the greatest rewards for us. What do you put off doing? Why? Procrastination and avoidance of completing important tasks or resolving nagging issues only delays your march to happiness. Attack these head-on and you will find a deep sense of gratification that will fuel your happiness.
- The world is just too much for me to handle
Our minds tell us there are a lot of things beyond our control. There is way more to LIFE than the news would have you believe, crime and terror is so sensationalized, the bad guys are lurking around every corner waiting to do us in. Fear is a powerful emotion our brains use to get the better of us. We must seek understanding and trust the LIGHT to break free and Be Happy!
- I am confused but I will know when I am better
Over-thinking every decision will leave you stymied. Weighing the risks, analyzing the possibilities and making a plan are important, but nothing ever happens until a decision is made and action is taken. We very rarely have perfect information when making choices. Stop sweating it so much! Failure is not the end of the world. Napoleon Hill writes, "Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." Don't let your mind trap you into over-analyzing everything!
- I know I shouldn't , but
Our minds try to trick us into denying the effects of our bad habits and rationalizing our behavior with flimsy excuses. This seems especially common with health issues. For example, have you heard someone say, "I know I shouldn't smoke, but it helps me keep the weight off." Quitting smoking rarely gains three or four pounds! Nicotine is more addictive than Heroin ... get professional advice ... or be prepared to go cold turkey, change your environment and eat those cig and the taste will convince your body, after throwing up, to quit liking! Or, how about, "I know I shouldn't eat this, but life just isn't worth living if I can't enjoy it." A major health issue like cancer, heart disease, or diabetes will certainly challenge your happiness. Don't let your mind get away with thinking you can't naturally improve your health,by learning more how to use good nutrition ( like discovering Quinoa, Chia, and naturally keeping cholesterol, blood pressure and eating Omega 3 and 6 foods with correct fat ... )
- Dreams only exist for the Lucky ...
Thomas Jefferson said, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." Our minds will sometimes trick us into thinking we are victims of fate. They will lead us to believe "nothing good ever happens to me". What our brains credit as the luck of others, generally is the result of years of practice, hard work and preparation. Pursue your dream with your whole heart and you might be surprised at the "luck" that comes your way.
- I am just never gonna be able to ...
Our brains often trick us into thinking we can't. For example, have you heard, "I could never go back to school. I don't have the money." or "I can't learn to do that. I'm too old." Don't fall for this trick! Your mind is very persuasive in the way it uses this one. It will lead you around like a dog on a leash if you let it. You are full of potential and although your circumstances might add a degree of difficulty, it is nothing that a little persistence and ingenuity can't overcome. Henry Ford said, "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
Don't let Your Mind Steal Your Happiness!
Depression - The Collapse of the Ego
The ego is a mirror, your perception of self in the physical universe.
The depression occurs due to your return to reality. To view depression metaphorically. If you percieve the manic stage as 'being on drugs', that provide the ultimate high, the depression would be best desribed as it's withdrawel symptons.
How does this cure Bi-Polar?
Love and understanding are everything. If you understand the reasons why you are sufferinging from this illness, you understand what is required in order to resolve it. Bi-Polar disorder is something you require in order to heal the damage the world has caused to your soul Remmeber, your soul, your true self, is an infite being, released upon this plain, who views the inhabitants of the world with unconditonal love and just wants to be free to express themselves, without harming any others.
The Simple Rules
1. Rule one is the loss of Ego. The ego is not you, it's your Souls projection into the physical world. Be yourself, be the human you want to be and use the powers for the benefit of which you asked for them. This can be somehing simple, like just getting through life, or achieve something big. Meditation is a great method of helping you to find inner peace and understanding. It allows you to become balanced, bring forward the positves and removing the negatives. Learn to love yourself, you are an amazing human/spritual being, with great power within you. God made everyone eqaul, you are as great and poor as everyone else, but with spiritual powers bestowed upon you (right brain/manic). Learn to love yourself and life becomes easier.
2. Ok, so you will continue to switch in between left and right brain. This is not necessary a bad thing. You need to look at the function of the left brain in order to establish why this is not such as bad thing after all and doesn't mean you are entering into a depressive state. Yes, you will be slightly more lethargic than when operating in the manic state. It's noticeable because of the contrast (of course, you are no longer in posession of the same spiritual energy), but doesn't mean you have less physical energy than before. The reason you enter a depressive state is purely based on the left sides reasoning pattern. The left side analayses all data it recieves and all memories. If bad things happen to you, the future does not look so bright. The key here is to establish hope within the left side, by feeding from the right. The right creates the hope, the brighter future and provides this altrnative view to the left via memory. Once switching back to the left, the left see's a bright future and is therefore, less depressed or even optimistic.
3. The left brain is deprived of creative thinking. However, this side of the brain analyses and organises data very efficiently. This is useful in a number of ways. If you want to take in large amounts of data (reading, etc), it is best done when operating within the left brain. A greater amount of information will be absorbed and then organised like a computer.
4. Leave tasks/notes. When right brained (manic), you will have a tremendous amounts of creative thoughts and possibly tasks which you wish to perform. Despite the energy, it is impossible to complete them all or write them all down. You will probably try to do a million things at once and end up never completing any of them. As the left side is deprived of creative thinking, this is the time when you can focus on a single task. Use the right brain to set a template, use the left brain to complete the task in a linear fashion. When operating within the right side, short term memory is generally an issue. If you have things to do (meeting, etc), it would be ideal to keep something like a diary. They can be used together, as a bipolar programme schedule.
5. Find a key to the right side. Despite setting a brighter future for the left, it is possible to fall back onto hard times when switching. The right side can not only be addictive, but is the best way to overcome the depression. Find a key that triggers the switch to the right side (In slavery, it's called a 'Friday feeling', or a 'weekend'). I find certain pieces of music (Pachelbels Canon in D, in particular) help me achieve this, but this may not necessary work for you.
6. Learn to love yourself and others will begin to love you much easier. Explain to others that you have a condition, but that you need to be allowed to express yourself when feeling in a manic state. When in this state, you have views that can be seen as out of this world, so I find being with open minded people, to be a true beenefit for those with the bipolar condition.
See views of bi-polar through a spiritual perception. See videos of someones perception of bipolar, who go into detail of view mania as spiritual enlightenment rather than a mental illness. The viedo's offer greater emphasis, readings and results, than I do. They are extremely accurate. Check this out:
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Possible Cure for Cancer continued from front Page
More importantly, they found that the normalization of mitochondrial function resulted in a significant decrease in tumor growth both in test tubes and in animal models. Also, they noted that DCA, unlike most currently used chemotherapies, did not have any effects on normal, non-cancerous tissues.this is good science ... and has seen daylight before ... however it involves NON PATENTable chemicals, dichloroacetate, enzymes, ... therefore that is definitely the last you will hear of it.
1) Starving the cancer may be of some help in controlling active cancer, specifically, avoiding concentrated protein sources and most nutritional supplements. These may make the cancer grow faster. (see www.nutritionandcancer.org for an article by researcher Arthur B. Robinson on this subject).
2) There is evidence that the Rivici thesis of cancer, by the late Emanual Rivici, M.D., is the most plausable (and similar concept as Warburg). That is, that a cancerous tissue is dominated by anaerobic (rather than normal aerobic) metabolism. Cancer is generally a condition of glycolysis and excess lactic acid production. This anaerobic tenderency may be helped to be reversed with Oxygenic A+, sodium selenite and squalene and some other agents, if metabolism testing supports a cancer has an anaerobic imbalance.
3) Recent evidence on animals support that DCA (di-chloroacetate) can repair the dysfunctional metabolism disorders of cancer cells so they stop growing and eventually die. DCA activates the mitochondria which achieves an anti-cancer effect in 2 ways: Aerobic metabolism is stimulated at the expense of extramitochondrial glycolysis, and, the mitochondrial apoptosis signal is activated. The mechanism by which DCA is believed to help cancer is consistent with the Rivici model of cancer.
(references: A) WORLD magazine, 3-17-2007; B) Bonnet, Archer, et al, "A Mitochondira-K+ Channel Axis Is Suppressed in Cancer and Its Normalization Promotes Apoptosis and Inhibits Cancer Growth", Cancer Cell, pp. 11, 37-51, Jan 2007 (this medication is already on the market for another condition but is not yet approved for cancer in humans; research on humans is currently in progress)
4) Pancreatic Enzymes may help to rid the body of cancer cells.
5) The AMAS test from Oncolab may be of some help in monitoring cancer.
MYSTERY OF THE MIND continued from Home Page
Penfield assumed that he was actually stimulating memories which were stored in the cortex. Again returning to the TV analogy, if I stimulated the tuning circuit of your TV set and it jumped onto another channel, this wouldn't prove the information was stored inside the tuning circuit. It is interesting that, in his last book, The Mystery of the Mind, Penfield himself abandoned the idea that the experiments proved that memory was inside the brain. He came to the conclusion that memory was not stored inside the cortex at all.
There have been many attempts to locate memory traces within the brain, the best known of which were by Karl Lashley, the great American neurophysiologist. He trained rats to learn tricks, then chopped bits of their brains out to determine whether the rats could still do the tricks. To his amazement, he found that he could remove over fifty percent of the brain-any 50%-and there would be virtually no effect on the retention of this learning. When he removed all the brain, the rats could no longer perform the tricks, so he concluded that the brain was necessary in some way to the performance of the task-which is hardly a very surprising conclusion. What was surprising was how much of the brain he could remove without affecting the memory.
Similar results have been found by other investigators, even with invertebrates such as the octopus. This led one experimenter to speculate that memory was both everywhere and nowhere in particular. Lashley himself concluded that memories are stored in a distributed manner throughout the brain, since he could not find the memory traces which classical theory required. His student, Karl Pribram, extended this idea with the holographic theory of memory storage: memory is like a holographic image, stored as an interference pattern throughout the brain.
What Lashley and Pribram (at least in some of his writing) do not seem to have considered is the possibility that memories may not be stored inside the brain at all. The idea that they are not stored inside the brain is more consistent with the available data than either the conventional theories or the holographic theory. Many difficulties have arisen in trying to localize memory storage in the brain, in part because the brain is much more dynamic than previously thought. If the brain is to serve as a memory storehouse, then the storage system would have to remain stable; yet it is now known that nerve cells turn over much more rapidly than was previously thought. All the chemicals in synapses and nerve structures and molecules are turning over and changing all the time. With a very dynamic brain, it is difficult to see how memories are stored.
There is also a logical problem about conventional theories of memory storage, which various philosophers have pointed out. All conventional theories assume that memories are somehow coded and located in a memory store in the brain. When they are needed they are recovered by a retrieval system. This is called the coding, storage, and retrieval model. However, for a retrieval system to retrieve anything, it has to know what it wants to retrieve; a memory retrieval system has to know what memory it is looking for. It thus must be able to recognize the memory that it is trying to retrieve. In order to recognize it, the retrieval system itself must have some kind of memory. Therefore, the retrieval system must have a sub-retrieval system to retrieve its memories from its store. This leads to an infinite regress.
In considering the morphic resonance theory of memory, we might ask: if we tune into our own memories, then why don't we tune into other people's as well? I think we do, and the whole basis of the approach I am suggesting is that there is a collective memory to which we are all tuned which forms a background against which our own experience develops and against which our own individual memories develop. This concept is very similar to the notion of the collective unconscious.