You are what you eat – that is a truth that has persisted throughout time and has indeed, become a self-evident truth. We cannot deny that by simply looking at pictures of everyday people from different societies around the world, the differences are stark and easily noticeable. Of course, the development of a society or culture is not based entirely on their diet (although it is an important aspect of establishing a unique, cultural identity) but can also be shaped by other economic or environmental factors.
The environment that we live in actually has more of an effect on our health than we realise – and understanding this is key to unlocking the processes of holistic healing in general. This is because of the fact that every environment produces its own unique variations of organic material and in turn, has it’s own unique diseases.
The Mediterranean diet for instance, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. We found that olive oil reduces brain inflammation but most importantly activates a process known as autophagy. Autophagy is the process by which cells break down and clear out intracellular debris and toxins, such as amyloid plaques and tau tangles. Brain cells from mice fed diets enriched with extra-virgin olive oil had higher levels of autophagy and reduced levels of amyloid plaques and phosphorylated tau. The latter substance, phosphorylated tau, is responsible for neurofibrillary tangles, which are suspected of contributing to the nerve cell dysfunction in the brain that is responsible for Alzheimer’s memory symptoms.
Previous studies have suggested that the widespread use of extra-virgin olive oil in the diets of people living in the Mediterranean areas is largely responsible for the many health benefits linked to the Mediterranean diet. The thinking is that extra-virgin olive oil is better than fruits and vegetables alone, and as a monounsaturated vegetable fat it is healthier than saturated animal fats. In order to investigate the relationship between extra-virgin olive oil and dementia, we used a well-established Alzheimer’s disease mouse model. Known as a triple transgenic model, the animals develop three key characteristics of the disease: memory impairment, amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. The researchers divided the animals into two groups, one that received a chow diet enriched with extra-virgin olive oil and one that received the regular chow diet without it. The olive oil was introduced into the diet when the mice were six months old, before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease begin to emerge in the animal model. Tea Tree Oil Conditioner by Maple Holistics on Amazon
Gordon B. Ingram designed the MAC 10 in the early 1970s as a compact machine gun. His goal was to make a machine gun that was compact, lightweight, affordable, and reliable. He built it with as few working parts as possible to reduce cost and increase reliability. Little did Ingram know, his M10 design would become very popular. He designed a 9 mm and .45 ACP M10 and then later made the MAC 11 in a 9mm and a .380 ACP version. There are many differences between the two MACs, the biggest being their size, caliber, construction, and manufacturer.
Of the Ingram series, the Model 6 enjoyed a very few sales, mostly to South American governments. Unfortunately Ingram’s timing was bad; there wasn’t much of a market for submachine guns and what little market there was, was being filled with surplus arms from WWII. In 1964 Ingram set out to rethink the basic submachine gun design. The end of his efforts was the Model 10 or M-10. This gun is little larger than a conventional pistol but has a telescoping/folding metal stock and a front strap for aid in controlling the gun. The bolt telescopes around the barrel which extends back into the gun to just in front and above the magazine well.
Two chamberings of the M-10 were offered, one in 9mm Luger and the other in .45 ACP. Later Ingram created an even more compact version of the gun, the M-11, chambered for .380 ACP. All fire with extremely high cyclic rates; this may very well have been the factor that kept these guns from being accepted by potential buyers. In 1967 Ingram joined forces with Mitchell Livingston WerBell III, a silencer designer. Soon the two had formed a business alliance with the WerBell suppressors being mounted on the M-10 pistols as a complete weapons system that was both compact and quiet. The two inventors spent much time trying to secure contracts from the US government (which was embroiled in the Vietnam War). But their efforts never produced any results. Military personnel were very interested in the new arms, but the orders never followed.
In the early 1970s, the rights to the gun/suppressor combination were purchased by MAC (Military Armament Corporation) and the guns became known as the MAC-10 and MAC-11. Unfortunately WerBell and Ingram lost control of the company at this point and the new owners practically booted both of them out of the operation. A number of other variants of the M-10 have since been produced including the M-11/9 (a compact 9mm version of the M-11) and semi auto “assault pistol” versions of the gun. All of these have met with varying success. But the original goal of Ingram, to create a viable military submachine gun, has never really been realized. The military just never seemed to become more than mildly curious about the inventor’s super-compact submachine guns and has instead opted for “chopped” rifles like the AR-15 variant, the M4 Carbine, or the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun.
You think you would never be that person. Out in the northern reaches of the polar caps on a expedition to find if ketchup packets could survive the extreme cold of the artic when suddenly you have a whit bear in front of you. He looks hungry and ready for anything you throw at him. Thankfully when I would go on this trips I would bring my gear and that included a Glock 19 Gen 4 (Reviewed by Gunivore). Without said gun I don’t think I would be able to tell this story to you now so here we go. Relax, and enjoy the show.
I have been a experiential scientist for over a decade and part of my job is to figure out useless information. There is a job for that. How else do you think people learn about how fast a piece of pasta would fall in Mars’ atmosphere or if a tree fell would it make a sound. I have that task and I love it.
Lately we have been doing these experiments in nature to see how long things will last in extreme temperatures and that was why we were in the artic. Someone at the state department felt it was of national security interests to see how long a ketchup packet would last in extreme cold. SO there I was loading up my gear once again and like always I packed my Glock 19. I had never shot the thing before and wasn’t too eager to have to ever but bringing it ensured I was protected. We boarded the plane and landed in the Artic by 3. It was already pitch dark but a base camp was set up already. I was shown to my cabin and my cot where I put myself down and began to indulge in the free snack.
We were debriefed and told that we would get up early to catch the most sunlight possible. When I got up the next day I was tired but determined. I grabbed my coat and holster with the Glock and walked out into the tundra with a smile on my face. I had not drunk my first cup of coffee and was still a bit groggy. The sun was shining but it was windy and therefore hard to see through the drafts of snow blowing here and there. It couldn’t have been better if you ask me. We headed towards Thompsons Ridge where the packets had been sitting overnight. When we arrived there I was nominated to grab them. As I picked up the packet the black eyes of the Arctic’s most feared predators looked at me. It was a polar bear and I nearly peed my pants. I quickly grabbed for my camera and took a photo. He was photogenic so I took a couple more. Then I realized this was a deadly bear so I picked up my gun and pointed it at his face. He started to cry so I didn’t shoot him but I would have because I had a Glock 19.
Heather didn’t know what she would do with herself. She had recently dyed her black hair a nice coat of blonde. For the first few weeks her hair was dyed normally no problems whatsoever. Eventually though she woke up one morning to her being a rather yellow color and when she looked in the mirror it wasn’t only yellow. It was also super brassy. She needed to figure this out a solution to make her blonde hair look more natural more normal. So she looked up online what to do and all of her sources concluded one thing. Use purple shampoo (Reviewed by Maple Holistics).
So Heather decided she needed to find a place to buy some good purple shampoo. She wasn’t necessarily set on any specific brands of purple shampoo. All she knew was that she wanted some good quality purple shampoo to just get rid of the brassy hair that she was experiencing. She could have ordered off of Amazon.com yet she realized that she couldn’t do the overnight shipping to get the purple shampoo that she wanted it was way way way to expensive completely out of her price range. If she did the normal seven to fourteen shipping days for delivery via Amazon though the delivery time would be way to long. So she made the decision that she had to go and get the purple shampoo the old fashioned way. She would have to check all of the local stores. Including Target, Rite Aid, CVS. Fortunate for her there were plenty of those types of stores just a twenty minute drive from her family’s house. So that is exactly what she did. Heather first went to Rite Aid to see if they sold any purple shampoo there. Nothing. She then went to CVS. Again she asked the first person at the front counter and nobody had the foggiest of when there would be purple shampoo available in their store and more importantly that they didn’t have it right that second. So Heather hoped that Target would be her savior and have the purple shampoo that she needed. So she went to Target. She closely checked to see if Target had any purple shampoo in the shampoo aisle. Once again no purple shampoo there. Then Heather decided she only had one more option. She decided maybe to hit up Wal Mart. So she hit up Wal Mart and it looked like they had no purple shampoo either. She then tryed one last store. Shampoo World. This place would definetly have. Sure enough Heather was right. Shampoo world had plenty of purple shampoo so Heather decided to buy a ton of it. She then applied the purple shampoo for the first time the night after she bought it. When two weeks had passed she started to see a lot of great results.
The purple shampoo had really been highly effective for Heather. It made her hair look great and blonde. It was a normal blonde though and this made her very happy.