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  • Gaerian wrote a new post, SOUL MATES, on the site Gaerian's Space 9 months, 2 weeks ago

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  • THE POWER OF THE FLOWER By Dr. David Eifrig Jr. 529734_455897044482365_1074271251_n Flowers…are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world. –Ralph Waldo Emerson. I love fresh flowers. Flowers (and babies) are nature’s way of saying that life will go on. No shopping list worth its salt (Epsom, of course) would be complete without flowers. It’s true… a simple, strategically placed arrangement of an inexpensive seasonal assortment is one of the easiest ways to lift your spirits and lighten your mood. Point in fact; months ago I attended a dinner party at a friend’s house where the food was excellent and the company superb. But guess what comes to mind when I recall that evening: a beautiful bunch of vibrant yellow tulips, casually placed in a simple, white ceramic pitcher. The hostess had picked up the vase several years ago at a roadside stand (turns out it was cracked even then) and the bright color and clean lines of the tulips fashioned feelings of joy in my heart… the vase could have been an aluminum juice can and been no less beautiful. The simple gesture of those beautiful flowers seemed to make the room warmer. There is something about looking at spring flowers (especially in the dead of winter) that reminds us that “this too shall pass” and gives us that extra little nudge to look forward to the future. This is perhaps the reason flowers have been shown to improve depression in people. 374783_10151062995310788_1214134930_n[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ_QqtXoyQw[/youtube] In fact, the “health” value of flowers is not simply my opinion. Several interesting and many quite obvious studies show the power of the flower. In Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, the author, Dr. Andrew Weil, recommends purchasing flowers regularly to reduce stress and bring beauty into your everyday life. Furthermore, scientific evidence has shown that receiving (perhaps even the act of purchasing) flowers lifts our moods. An article published in Evolutionary Psychology reported the results of three studies showing the positive effects of flowers. In the first study, researchers documented that women smile virtually every time they receive flowers. The second study reported that women and men smiled genuinely and initiated conversation when given a large Gerber daisy versus a pen or nothing. The final study reported that men and women ages 55 or older who received one or more bouquets of flowers over a two-week period showed an improvement in mood as well as an improvement in cognitive function-memory. The conclusions are clear… cultivated flowers bring out positive emotions in humans. And with positive emotions comes health and longevity. Flowers are another simple and inexpensive choice for you to improve yours and your loved ones’ happiness and health. But the power of flowers doesn’t stop with just psychological improvements. Chinese researchers have shown that extracts from the beautiful hibiscus lowers blood pressure and even cholesterol. It turns out that chemicals in the flower are similar to the antioxidants in red wine… the poly-phenols and anthocyanins that are known to improve heart health in wine drinkers. However, things are not always rosy (excuse the pun). For example, other compounds in the hibiscus disrupt ovulation in rats and their cells. These chemicals, benzenes, are already known to be problematic in humans and, of course, more research is needed. But the point is that flowers hold power for our health and future. Drug companies are hot on the scent (that pun stunk) for new chemicals, and flowers are one big area of interest. When it comes to getting smiles on faces and having people relax from the stress of life… it’s hard to beat flowers. Flowers (both the sight of them and the extracts taken) have been shown to:

    Improve sleep (Lavender)
    Decrease anxiety (Lavender)
    Decrease depression (Rose)
    Increase energy (the sight of almost any flower)
    Decrease cholesterol (Hibiscus)
    Lower blood pressure (Hawthorn)
    Improve resistance to colds (Echinacea)

    When it comes to flowers… what do I do

    I have been learning to garden the past five years.

    I’ve planted more than 4,000 bulbs in my yard in the past two years.

    I cut flowers from my yard and bring them to the clinic. Some go to the secretaries, and some go to the front desk staff (these are put on display out front).

    I stop and look at flowers in other yards whenever I can. The older I get, the more I admire the work, thought, and energy it takes to produce flowers.

    I always, always, always stop and smell roses.

    At least monthly (I try to do it more often), I give flowers to my gal.

    Here’s to our health, David Eifrig Jr., M.D., M.B.A. P.S. And another quote from Emerson… “Earth laughs in flowers.”

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    Le web a 25 ans ! Tim Berners-Lee en appelle à une charte de l’Internet

     

     

     

    L’inventeur du web nous met en garde sur le fait que la neutralité subit des attaques soutenues des […]

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    Elizabeth […]

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  • CARNIVORES, OMNIVORES OU… HERBIVORES ?

    NOUS SOMMES CONFIGURÉS UNIQUEMENT POUR LE VÉGÉTARISME

     

    Par Michel Dogna via Serge Nazare

     

    La grande majorité des gens a été éduquée pour croire que nous […]

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    The Importance of 432Hz Music Article By: Brian T Collins The recent public disclosure of the vibratory/oscillatory nature of the universe indicates that the current de facto international concert pitch […]

  • Your bodies are changing from carbon based systems to monoatomic based systems. In the old system, you had to eat food to replace depleted carbon which is necessary for body functions. In the monatomic-crystalline […]

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    La vision moderne de la Voie Lactée

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    Présentation synthétique par LFS tirée des ouvrages de Georgel, Krafft, Guénon.

    Introduction

    Dans la tradition judéo-chrétienne et dans la […]

  • Yvette Vickers, a former Playboy playmate and B-movie star, best known for her role in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, would have been 83 last August, but nobody knows exactly how old she was when she died. According […]

  • L’expérience cosmique et mystique du concepteur de Linux

    Publié par LaPresseGalactique.org le 20 avr, 2013 sous NDE |

    Quarante années se sont écoulées depuis que le Docteur Raymond Moody recueillit pour la […]

  • ThumbnailLou Baldin est un contacté étrange, énigmatique et discret connu surtout des ufologues américains.Né en Italie après la guerre dans une famille de militaires américains, il est lui-même retraité de l’US Air Force. […]

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    Courrier […]

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  • ——- Réunions à l’ONU – RECAP Jeudi 14 Février “Une source aux Nations-Unies révèle qu’une réunion secrète sur le sujet Ovni s’est tenue le 12 février 2008“. Tout commence par un article du Dr. Michael E. […]

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    LES SEPARATIONS

    “Bonjour, mes amis.

    Pour faire suite à notre conversation précédente sur la souffrance, je désire

    aujourd’hui approfondir une des notions que j’ai abordées et qui représente […]

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    DECEMBER 2006.JANUARY 2007 http://www.nexusmagazine.com or, warfare

    by Tony Bushby

    Most Catholics go through life and never hear a word of reproach for any pope or member of the clergy. Yet the recorded […]

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