Having experienced more than my fair share of conflict over the years, from street fighting to more sophisticated law cases, I have become an avid student of the subject of Conflict Resolution. My bookshelves are full of literature on the topic and the public library is thinking of charging me for overuse.
Evidence suggesting that alcohol is “cardio-protective” first appeared in the literature about 30 years ago. The Framingham Heart Study [the longest running population study of heart disease which began in 1948] provided the first solid evidence of this association. The relationship has now been confirmed by dozens of large population ["epidemiological"] studies. However, physicians have been reluctant to recommend alcohol consumption to patients because of the well-known health consequences of excessive drinking [hypertension, liver disease, increased rates of cancer, violent or accidental death] and the horrors that are associated with “drinking and driving”.
The human brain is by far one of the most incredible creations
on this earth. Unlike an animal’s, a human’s brain has been
gifted with the wonderful ability to imagine. With it, we can
create beautiful works of art, write captivating literature, and
design skillful architecture. Everything man made that we see
around us, was first created in the mind through creative
Visualization has much to do with our success in setting long
term goals. Arnold Schwarzenegger won the title of Mr. Universe
seven times not just by pumping iron, but by spending a little
time each day picturing himself winning the title again.
Professional golfer, Jack Nicklaus, explained the power of
imagination in his golf game by saying, “First I ‘see’ the ball
where I want it to finish – nice and white and sitting up high
on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I
‘see’ the ball going there; its path, trajectory and shape, even
its behavior on the landing. Then,” he continues, “there’s sort
of a fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of
swing that will turn the previous images into reality.
The research in support of dietary omega-3 fatty acids (such as in fish oils) continues to flood the scientific literature. This is perfectly predictable given our genetic roots. In the wild, eating natural raw foods, we would be consuming large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids daily. But today, on processed, grain-based diets, we get little.
Research literature, recent books, and common sense, all point to the fact that there are different types, or styles, of ADHD. In the past we referred to Attention Deficit Disorder: Inattentive Type, or Impulsive/Hyperactive Type, or a Combined Type. Today the diagnostic differences are a bit less clear, but the reality doesn’t change.