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What Condoms Do To Vag!nas

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Some men may not like to wear condoms, but according to a recent study, they are actually good for the v@gina. Not only do they prevent the spread of STDs and prevent unwanted pregnancies, but they also help good bacteria grow. The women who were part of the study showed higher colonies of good bacterial microbes as compared to the other women who used other forms of birth control.

Lactobacillus is the healthy bacteria that grows in a woman’s body. The microbes of this bacterium produce lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide which helps to balance the pH. The average pH of the v@gina is 4.5, which is what the lactobacillus helps to maintain. This level of acidity is comparable to tomato juice or beer. It can also help to block harmful bacteria that may cause infections.

There is no “normal” microbiome in the v@gina, but the lactobacillus helps to prevent infections such as vaginosis. This can cause itching, discharge, and a very unpleasant odor. Another great benefit to the healthy bacteria is that it has shown to help prevent HIV.

The new study took place at the Beijing Friendship Hospital. They took 164 women who were healthy and married. They all lived in China and were between the ages of 18-45 and were not using hormonal birth control like the pill. 72 of the participants used condoms, 57 used an IUD, and 35 used the “rhythm method” where couples don’t have s*x when there is a greater chance of getting pregnant. Out of all of these groups, the group that used the condoms had a much higher level of lactobacillus.

Researchers have warned however that condoms may not be the most effective way to prevent pregnancy. With average use they have a failure rate of around 15%. Birth control pills and IUDs are far more effective for preventing an unwanted pregnancy.

Eight Deadly Odd Diseases!

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Death is an inevitable phenomenon that can strike anyone, anytime. There are millions of unknown odd diseases in the world that can bring this inevitable phenomenon. We have compiled a list of 8 unusual diseases.

These are some diseases which you could have and not know about it till it is too late!

Cornu Cutaneum: It is a mysterious disease. It refers to the strange horns that you sporadically grow, and you will have to get it removed with a sterile razor.

 

Mad Cow Disease: Are you sure that the meat you eat is infected? Well, no one can be as simply cooking the meat won’t sterilize it. This disease eats holes in your brains and is fatal.

 

Huntington’s disease: It is a genetic disease which causes hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, speech impairment and involuntary limb movement. This disease does not show up until 35 or later. This deadly disease causes your brain to loosen and your body to move on its own.

 

Fish odor syndrome: It is a genetic disease which makes you smell of nasty fish odor. No amount of bathing or cleaning will help you get rid of it. It becomes noticeable in the later stages of life as symptoms fluctuate with your diet.

 

Fatal familial insomnia: When this disease strikes, you’ll not only suffer from the inability to sleep at night but you’ll lose tons of weight, get panic attacks, have hallucinations and eventually die. Though this disease is genetic, one can also be infected with the mutant variant that is not genetic: sporadic fatal insomnia.

 

Pica: This disease makes you crave, but not for things that are actually considered food. It makes you want to eat dirt, plaster, paint chips, plastics or rock. It is the same disease depicted in The Strange Connection.

 

Exploding Head Syndrome: This deadly disease causes you to hear crazy loud noises or see flashes of light that aren’t there. One of the sufferers explained it as the noise as if head will burst open. It occurs possibly in response to stress and can develop at any point of time. It generally happens when you are about to sleep.

 

Sudden Unexpected Death Syndrome: True to its name, it is a real disease which affects mostly the young men of Hmong and Laotian descent. They are absolutely healthy people, who go to bed and never wake. This disease kills them.

Top 10 Interesting Facts About Sperm

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01. Intricate sperm production

Sperm is produced in the testes in the small structures called epididymis. During sexual arousal, the muscles push sperm from these structures through a tube called vas deferens. Here the sperm is mixed with other fluids, such as those from the prostate gland, the seminal vesicles and the Cowper’s gland that all make up semen. Only one percent of the semen is actually sperm, the rest is fructose, amino acids, vitamin C, calcium, protein, sodium, zinc and citric acid.

02. How sperm is welcomed

Couple’s chances of successful conception depend not only on sperm’s quality, but the environment, where it gets in. Sperm can be viable in alkaline conditions, while most of the time cervical mucus is acidic, meaning that sperm cannot survive in it. However, prior and during ovulation, time which is favorable for conception, the pH of woman’s cervical mucus becomes sperm-friendly environment, allowing it to swim and fertilize the egg.

03. High temperatures and sperm

Don’t wear tight underwear, put your laptop near your privates or take warm baths. Men often hear those warnings, but what’s the problem with heat? Nature is wise, that’s why man’s testicles are located outside the body, where temeperature is lower than inside the body. The thing is that sperm is made only at lower temperatures. When the scrotal temperature increases, it can damage sperm, thus your chances of conceiving a baby.

04. Sperm allergy

If sex is not a source of pleasure for you, but rather make your privates swell, itch and result in other icky symptoms, you may be one of those rare people, who suffer from sperm allergy. Women, who are allergic to sperm, are actually allergic to particular protein in the semen. There are even cases when a man is allergic to his own semen, having flulike symptoms after ejaculation. Interestingly, semen allergy is treated with semen, but very small amounts of it.

05. Sperm’s lifespan

It takes around 10 weeks for the sperm to reach maturity. Once the sperm is inside the woman’s body it can live up to 5 days or even longer under favorable conditions. However, when it is outside the body, it can only survive from few minutes to several hours.

06. Male and female sperm

There is an equal number of male and female sperm. The female sperm (X sperm) is slower, but stronger, while the male sperm (Y sperm) is faster, but weaker

07. Taste of the semen

It is believed that food man eats, affects the taste of his semen. Fruits are known to make semen taste better, while meat, dairy, coffee, onion and garlic can make semen taste bitter or acidic. Other things like smoking, medications, hygiene may also affect the taste of semen.

08. Unused sperm

Every day a man produces about 70 to 150 million sperm, while during ejaculation he can produce from 200 to 500 million sperm. But what happens, if man does not have sex or masturbates? In this case, the sperm is broken down and reabsorbed by the body with all its nutrients and its untapped potential.

09. Lucky guy

A healthy male produces up to 150 million sperm every day. And while the average ejaculate contains as much as a quarter billion sperm, the route to the egg is not an easy one. There are a lot of obstacles, such as unfavorable conditions of the vagina or the wrong direction it takes to the other fallopian tube. Only about a hundred of sperm can make it closer to the egg and only one: the strongest and the fastest, fertilizes the egg.

10. Unfailing supply of sperm

While women are born with the limited amount of eggs, men can never run out of sperm. In fact, men can renew their sperm supply just after 15 minutes after ejaculation. However, it should be mentioned that with the age the quality of sperm may become a bit worse with greater number of slower swimmers and more sperm with DNA damage.

10 BENEFITS OF JUICING LEMONS

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1. Antibacterial

When you ingest lemon juice the acid from the lemon juice acts as aantibacterial force inside your stomach.

You can also use lemons to clean your cutting boards and counters. :)

2. Vitamin C

Besides boosting your immune system, vitamin C helps destroy H. pylori, which is a type of bacteria in your stomach. H. pylori is being research for it’s ability to cause stomach ulcers.

Here is a great stomach and gut tonic. This will help you go to the restroom and it will help your stomach fight off any unwanted bacteria like H. pylori. The tonic includes: 1 cup of warm water, 1/2 lemon (juiced), 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed.

3. Alkalize the Body

Believe it or not but lemon are alkalizing for the body. Many people think since lemons are sour they are actually acidic inside your body. Inside your body lemons don’t act acidic, instead they have alkalizing properties that keep your pH balance.

It’s best to start your day with warm water and lemon juice.

For the complete recipe and benefits of warm water and lemon juice, click here. <—

4. Liver Cleanser

Lemons help stimulate your liver and helps flush out toxins like uric acid and also liquefies the bile. This is part of the reason why lemons are used as a great cleanser.

5. Vitamin P

Vitamin P is a flavonoids. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that help neutralize free radials associated with cellular damage and aging. Flavonoids also help reduce inflammation.

6. Anti-cancer Properties

Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer properties like limonine which slows the growth of tumors. (1)

7. Protection Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a type of degenerative disease that occurs with aging. Foods rich in vitamin C helps protect agains inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

8. Cleans You Out and Aids in Digestion

Lemon juice like most fresh vegetable juices contain pectin fiber. Pectin fiber is a type of water soluble fiber that helps reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Another great thing about pectin is that it keeps you feeling full and reduces cravings.

9. Natural Diuretic

Lemon juice and warm water also help increase the rate of urination. This is great because toxins and other harmful substances are pushed out of your body, leaving your body in a alkaline state.

10. Hydration of Lymph System

Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. When your body is deprived of water, you can definitely feel the side effects, which include: feeling tired, sluggish, decreased immune function, constipation, lack of energy, low/high blood pressure, lack of sleep, lack of mental clarity and feeling stressed just to name a few.

When you have these symptoms it might mean that your adrenals are “fatigued.” Your adrenals function in secreting necessary hormones, regulating stress response, regulating blood pressure and much more. So keep your adrenals happy by staying hydrated.

***Remember lemons and lemon juice can strip off the enamel from your teeth.

Add lemons to your favorite green juices!

New Study Shows Cannabinoids Improve Efficiency Of Mitochondria And Remove Damaged Brain Cells

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mjA recent study conducted by Andras Biokei-Gorzo at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany is suggesting that marijuana(or the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system) triggers the release of antioxidants, which act as a cleansing mechanism. This process is known to remove damaged cells and improve the efficiency of mitochondria. Mitochondria is the energy source that powers cells.  The study was published in Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society, B. You can read the entire study here.

These discoveries shed new insight on how natural marijuana cannabinoids hold the capacity to literally kill the brain inflammation responsible for causing cognitive decline, neural failure, and brain degeneration. By supplying these receptor sites with cannabinoids, patients may be able to overcome brain conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and more, not to mention premature brain aging. The human brain contains an extensive network of special receptor sites that modulate nervous system function only when activated by the appropriate cannabinoid compounds, which are found in the marijuana plant.

Cannabinoids refer to any of a group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis. They activate canbinoid receptors in the body. The body itself produces  compounds called endocannabinoids and they play a role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabinoids also play a role in immune system generation and re-generation. The body regenerates best when it’s saturated with Phyto-Cannabinoids. Cannabinoids can also be found in Cannabis. Cannabinoids may very well be the best cancer fighting substance out there!

Cannabinoid system activity is neuroprotective, and increasing it could be a promising strategy for slowing down the progression of brain aging and for alleviating the systems of neurodegenerative disorders -Andras Biokei

Gery Wenk, a professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University conducted some of the research that came out of the study from Germany. He stated that this is a positive step, and that it is encouraging to see the potential development of cannabinoid solutions without going overboard. Here is what he said.

I’ve been trying to find a drug that will reduce brain inflammation and restore cognitive function in rats for over 25 years; cannabinoids are the first and only class of drugs that have ever been effective. I think that the perception about this drug is changing and in the future people will be less fearful. – Gerry Wenk, Professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University

Biokei-Gorzo and his collegues said that the greatest hurdle for moving forward with their research are the social and political challenges. This isn’t something new, our world seems to be dominated by belief systems instead of obvious fact. It’s discouraging to see beliefs  and persuasion overrule truth. At the same time it’s very encouraging to see truth slowly creep its way into the norm. That’s always how it has been done throughout human history. It’s quite evident that the powers that be do not want to legalize marijuana, and we know that they do not have our best interest at hand. If it was legalized, I’m sure it would be distributed and tweaked by big pharmaceutical companies.

On the other hand there have been a number of studies that show how marijuana can actually reduce brain power and impair working memory. The amount of studies that show the potential benefits of marijuana is outstanding, and the potential harmful effects are in the few, if any at all. As far as medicinal use goes, I think that is a no brainer. I definitely believe nature intended marijuana to be used for its health and healing properties.