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How Far Infrared Rays Can Totally Change Your Life (and Health)

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Who knew that raising the body’s core temperature just a few degrees could completely eradicate cancer cells!

That’s just one of the claims put forth by Japanese and Chinese alternative health doctors who assert that far infrared is a near miraculous, non-invasive way to cure some of the most troubling diseases humanity faces.

What is Far Infrared?

When we step into the sun, we are experiencing far infrared.

Far infrared rays are part of the sun’s spectrum of light and energy.

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The range of electromagnetic energy emitted by the sun is known as the solar spectrum, and lies primarily within three regions: ultraviolet, visible, and infrared. The solar spectrum extends from about 0.29 µm (or 290 nm) in the longer wavelengths of the ultraviolet region, to over 3.2 µm (3,200 nm) in the far infrared.

The far infrared range is the light that is just beyond the spectrum which our eyes can see, but we can feel it – and it feels amazing!

Far infrared is why a cat won’t leave a room lit by a fireplace, or warmed by the sun’s rays. It is also why people are instinctively drawn to a bonfire. Animals and humans alike bask in that light because it is extremely therapeutic.

More specifically, far infrared light is the light on the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum of radiation that is beyond what our eyes can see, or visible light, and just before microwaves.

The visible light spectrum.

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The electromagnetic spectrum of radiation includes every type of light (a form of energy), including gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared, microwaves, and radio waves — and visible light actually only makes up a small portion of the EM spectrum.

Though we could feel these light waves as far back as we can remember, the nature of far infrared was unknown until English astronomical scholar, William Herschel discovered that there is a part of light that can warm things.

William Herschel, astronomer, discovered far infrared in the 1800s.

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In 1800, when Herschel experimented by shooting solar light through a prism, he discovered invisible infrared rays. By raising the indicated value of the thermometer which was placed outside of red we see in our 7-colored visible rainbow, he found that there was far-infrared light.

Far infrared is at the far end of the rainbow of visible light we see.

Image: NASA

The Benefits of Light from the Other End of the Rainbow

The benefits of the light from the “other end of the rainbow” or far-infrared (hyperthermia) are amazing.  You should know that this therapy is:

7 Times More Effective at Detoxing Heavy Metals 

Far infrared detoxifies heavy metals like aluminum, mercury, nicotine, alcohol, sulfuric acid, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),and other environmental or metabolic toxins 7 times better than regular heat or a conventional sauna.

With studies proving that heavy metal exposure is one of the biggest culprits in the rising neurological disorders in children (while also lowering their IQs), we can benefit from far infrared therapies when we are as young as two years old.

Part of the reason that far infrared works so well at detoxing the body is that the we don’t detox very well while our bodies are in fight-or-flight mode. Though it may sound strange, when we are involved in an intense workout, sweating profusely, the body is creating high levels of cortisol and other stress hormones, and the sympathetic nervous system is on high alert.

Far infrared helps detox us better.

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When we finish our workout, we go into the parasympathetic mode, and we can “rest and digest.” This also just happens to be when we detox most effectively.

Far infrared heats the body and may cause us to sweat, but while we are deeply relaxed, and since our tissues and organs are reached by the far infrared spectrum, we are likely to detox layers of junk we haven’t been able to get at, possibly, for years.

Deeply Healing to the Cells and Tissues of Our Bodies

Far infrared light penetrates the top layers of our skin without burning them to take far-infrared spectrum rays deep into our damaged organs and tissues – the heart, liver, colon, lungs, etc. are all positively affected.

Far infrared is extremely healing to the skin for the same reason. It just so happens to boost elastin and collagen production, too. Far infrared also warms the skin without burning it, causing a boost in the body’s own healing mechanisms, which can help eradicate acne, reduce lines, cellulite, and even reverse eczema and psoriasis.

Sleep-inducing, Stress Relieving, and Creates Energy in the Body by Boosting Dopamine and Serotonin

Far infrared boosts these two feel good chemicals that our bodies create to keep us happy and healthy. When we get better sleep and are more relaxed the body can clean itself up better, freeing up energy for things besides “takin gout the trash.”

Brain Power Boosting

Far infrared helps in the creation of new brain cells, called neurogenesis. It safeguards existing neurons against potential damage while improving norepinephrine levels. This results in your feeling more relaxed and alert simultaneously.

Far infrared also boosts the production of prolactin hormone that promotes the growth of myelin (nerve fiber insulation in the brain) that is responsible for how quickly your brain processes things.

Pain Reducing

Far infrared heat reduces chronic inflammation – a process whereby the immune system starts to attack itself. Instead, the radiant heat soothes sore muscles, increases circulation, and acts as a natural pain reliever.

DNA Repairing

Not only does far infrared increase cellular regeneration, and DNA synthesis, it also promotes protein synthesis – all incredibly important for healing repair, and even keeping you looking and feeling young.

Incredibly Immune Boosting

Far infrared strengthens our immunity by increasing production of white blood cells by the bone marrow and killer T cells by the thymus, an important endocrine gland.

Simply sitting in a far infrared sauna or on a far infrared mat when you feel a cold or flu coming on has been known to stop it – cold.

This therapy also improves blood and lymph. Circulation is stimulated, and mood-boosting endorphins are increased. Far infrared also lowers lactic acid, can kill some bad bacteria, viruses,  and parasites and even helps to burn calories. Because far infrared raises our core body temperature, it helps fight infections and even cancer.

The principle of hyperthermia is that cancer cells are very sensitive to and intolerant of the effects of excessive heat compared to normal cells. Tumors have an impaired ability to adapt their blood circulation and to the effects of high temperatures, thus hyperthermia can cause a reduction of blood flow to a tumor.

Dr. David Jernigan explains that most cancer patients have a lowered body temperature.

The ability for far infrared, also called “thermotherapy” to kill cancer cells has been documented well. In Japan, the former director of Yokohama General Hospital, Dr. Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, M.D., has conducted extensive research into the benefits of far infrared ray thermotherapy in treating cancers that are resistant to conventional radiation treatments.  He’s even written a book on the subject —  ‘The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees: Thermotherapy in the New Century.’

There is a hospital in Germany just outside of Munich called the St. George Hospital that has treated more than 5,000 different patients with far infrared therapy for cancer. They travel to this hospital from around the world, seeking thermotherapy because of its rumored success treating cancer better than chemo or radiation.

Even North American clinics use hyperthermia or far infrared, but only as an adjunct, since much of the U.S. and Canada are still in the grips of Big Pharma’s propaganda surrounding cancer and its treatment with expensive chemo-drugs.

The chemo/cancer drug trade is expected to be a $150 billion-dollar industry by 2020, after all.

In Summary

In brief, far infrared is another amazing cure for cancer, and other common ailments that Western medicine hardly ever mentions. There are vast numbers of doctors throughout Asia, and parts of Europe that swear by the efficacy of this treatment. You owe it to yourself to try it.

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9-Year-Old Mexican Girl With Higher IQ Than Albert Einstein Already Studying to be Astronaut

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Adhara Pérez may only be nine years old, but she already has big dreams – which is only fitting, considering the Mexico City native has an IQ of 162, a score even higher than quantum scientists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Adhara has been taking IQ tests since she was only four years old, and has been applying her considerable brain power to studying advanced subjects that some of us could only dream of grasping.

At the age of seven, she was already ranked by Forbes magazine in 2019 as one of the most powerful women in Mexico.

The young prodigy is already studying for two degrees: one is systems engineering at the Universidad CNCI, and the other is industrial engineering at UNITEC.

She’s also been invited to pursue a master’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of Miami; as well as an offer to study physics at the University of Israel.

To top it off, she’s been invited to join the Aeronautics Program in Alabama and to study Space Science at NASA, reports Telemundo. She hopes to eventually become an astronaut.

However, the youngster is aiming to continue her studies at the University of Arizona and is quickly learning English in hopes of preparing to pursue her dreams.

“I have to stay there for three months to learn and get accustomed to hearing and speaking English,” Adhara explained to NBC San Diego.

At the age of three, Adhara was diagnosed with autism and bullied by neighborhood kids in the Mexican capital for being different. The youngster eventually fell into a deep depression, but this also began her journey toward a brighter future.

Upon being placed in therapy by her mother, she underwent various IQ tests and got a score of 162 – two points higher than Einstein and Hawking, who each scored 160.

Upon finishing high school at the age of eight, she began working on her degrees online. She’s also already written a book about her experience being bullied and the need for perserverence.

Her advice?

“Do not give up, and if you don’t like where you are, start planning where you want to be!”

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7 Powerful Books That Will Unleash The Hidden Potential Of Your Mind

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“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ~George R.R. Martin

There it is: your mind –all leashed-up, bored, bookless and chasing its own tail in the corner. It’s time to unleash it. It’s time to toss it back into the shocking waters of wonder and awe. It’s time to distract it from the all too familiar tail (or tale, to wit), and give it a juicy carrot to chase around instead. Seven juicy carrots, to be exact.

So, store that leash, open up your mind, curl up with your best friend, and dive right on in to the following mind-unleashing books. But keep the light on. As Groucho Marx wittily opined, “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

1.) “The Beginning of Infinity” by David Deutsche

“We never know any data before interpreting it through theories. All observations are, as Popper put it, theory-laden, and hence fallible, as all our theories are.” ~David Deutsche

From epistemology and quantum fungibility to environmental ethics and societal evolution, David Deutsche takes us on a thought-provoking journey into answering a single question: Is there a limit to what can be understood? He comes at a mind-expending answer of “no” by diving deep into the expanding waters of epistemology and ontology. He profoundly claims that our understanding of anything is always at the “beginning of infinity” and there will always be an infinite amount more left for us to understand. Basically surmising that, with accurate and adaptable knowledge, anything is possible unless it is prohibited by the laws of physics.

Highly rational and integrating, The beginning of Infinity launches us into higher thinking on the path toward better and better explanations. He takes us from parochial, outdated ways of thinking to the concept of universality and updated ways of thinking about the universe as a thing to be progressively evolved into using ever-expanding technologies. Thus bridging the gap from man to overman. As he made clear, “There is only one way of thinking that is capable of making progress, or of surviving in the long run, and that is the way of seeking good explanations through creativity and criticism.”

2.) “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“Most enjoyable activities are not natural; they demand an effort that initially one is reluctant to make. But once the interaction starts to provide feedback to the person’s skills, it usually begins to be intrinsically rewarding.” ~Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Thanks to Csikszentmihalyi, the idea of the “flow state” has become a vital aspect of our cultural awakening. The optimal experience is gained through deep discipline in a particular field/art/sport that provides intrinsic reward, challenge, and feedback, thus integrating confidence, concentration, control, adaptability, and connectivity. Time stops or slows down. Insecurities disappear. We stop caring about what others think of us. A creative unfolding of something larger manifests. Everything flows effortlessly in interconnected unison with us as its interdependent spearhead. In short: we stop thinking and just do.

By simply asking the question, “When are people most happy?” Csikszentmihalyi, through time tested research, pinpoints flow states as the answer. Athletes call it “being in the zone,” mystics have described it as “ecstasy,” and artists term it “rapture.” Unleashing optimal experience is about doing what we love as a pathway toward greater meaning, happiness, and a self of higher complexity. By doing what we love in challenging ways, we leverage optimal experience into our lives. This book powerfully explains the psychology of this vital process.

3.) “Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul” by Giulio Tononi

“Murky thoughts, like murky waters, can serve two purposes only: to hide what lies beneath, which is our ignorance, or to make the shallow seem deep” ~Giulio Tononi

Phi takes the reader on a mind-altering journey through the nature of consciousness. It interweaves science, art, and the imagination with golden ratios, Fibonacci sequences, and fractal cosmology. The reader has the joy of perceiving the world through such masters as Galileo, Alan Turing, Darwin and Francis Crick, among others. From neuroscience to pseudoscience, from deep introspection to mindful meditation, Tononi elucidates on how consciousness is an evolving, ever-deepening awareness of ourselves as finite, spiritual beings in an infinite universe.

We learn how consciousness is integrated information and how the power of that integration requires the utmost responsibility and credulity. It teaches how the brain is the seat of our perceptions, and is a creative force par excellence, and can even create new shapes and new qualia. It teaches how, by growing consciousness, the universe comes more and more into being, and synthesizes the one and the many, the ego and the eco, the individual and the interdependence of all things into a unified force of Nature.

4.) “The Art of Fear” by Kristen Ulmer

““Everything is fine” is actually a copout, a stuck place, an obstruction to the exploration of who and what you are expanding into higher and further, not to mention the evolution of humanity.” ~Kristen Ulmer

The Art of fear is about curiously embracing fear rather than conquering or repressing it. It’s about rebuilding our understanding of fear from the ground up. It’s about realizing that Fear is only one of 10,000 employees at You Incorporated, and how they all need a voice. But Fear most of all, lest all voices become repressed shadows. The key to fear, she explains, is being curious about it, thereby harnessing its power rather than conquering it. Between courage and curiosity is everything we need to be fearless.

Ulmer’s personal journey with fear eventually led her to study with Zen masters, from which she learned a mindfulness tool called “Shift” which shifts our perspective of fear from ignorant repression to proactive curiosity, thus aligning it authentically with our true nature. The basic tenet being this: Instead of repressing fear, empower it, by being curious and questioning rather than judgmental and accusing. Honor it with deep respect so it doesn’t operate covertly in twisted ways beneath the surface.

5.) “Endgame: The Problem of Civilization” by Derrick Jensen

“Premise One: Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization.” ~Derrick Jensen

Endgame will take everything you think you know about being a social being in a seemingly functional society and turn it on its head. Definitely not for the typical statist, nor the faithful law-abiding citizen. Endgame is about the imperative need to immediately dismantle the unhealthy civilization that surrounds us. Endgame is a scathing, raging critique against the unhealthy, unsustainable, and ecologically unsound man-machine that is our modern culture.

Breaking the book down into a series of simple but increasingly provocative premises, Jensen takes us on a mind-bending and convincing ride into the unhealthy belly of the violent, ecocidal beast that is modern day civilization. His basic premise is simple: Industrial civilization is unsustainable. It’s not a question of “if” but a question of “when” it’s going to fail.

He argues that the longer it takes civilization to fall, the worse the tragedy will be. In that light, there are two things we should be doing: Bringing about the fall sooner rather than later; and preparing to survive it. His attitude is caustic and cavalier, but all the better for the shock value it provides. This book really flattens the box we’re all so desperately trying to think outside of. A complimentary (and perhaps less aggressive) read is Beyond Civilization by Daniel Quinn.

6.) Trickster Makes this World: Mischief, Myth, and Art by Lewis Hyde

“Better to operate with detachment, then; better to have a way but infuse it with a little humor; best, to have no way at all but to have instead the wit constantly to make one’s way anew from the materials at hand.” ~Lewis Hyde

Trickster Makes This World is a mythological cornerstone for Sacred Clowns and practicing trickster-gods the world over, digging into the guts of the primordial importance of sacred play and rowdy behavior. Hyde explores how trickster figures represent the “disruptive imagination” that inverts, rearranges, and overturns conventional wisdom. From Raven to Coyote, Monkey to Crow, Hermes to Loki, Eshu to Legba, Hyde reveals connections between mythological tricksters that form a hidden network that connects cultural divides.

The best part about this book is its ability to show how mythology becomes reality. “Trickster consciousness’” is a vital component of human imagination. It reveals that we are the gods of renewal and rebirth, if we choose to be. We are the creators of mischief and mayhem. We are the trickster gods in training. Trickster is us, and we are Trickster. We are the ultimate boundary-crossers. No manmade rules or laws can contain us, unless we let them. Even cosmic rules and laws can hardly contain us. Trickster makes this world by tearing the old world down through high humor, moral ambiguity, foolishness, and strategic transgression and then dances in the ashes of its destruction. But it is precisely from the dancing, the kicking up of dust and ash, where brave new worlds emerge.

7.) “Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them” by Joshua Greene

“We need a kind of thinking that enables groups with conflicting moralities to live together and prosper. In other words, we need a metamorality. We need a moral system that resolves disagreements among groups with different moral ideals, just as ordinary first-order morality resolves disagreements among individuals with different selfish interests.” ~Joshua Greene

Moral Tribes is hands-on moral psychology and a refreshing new take on utilitarianism. Greene wraps game theory, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience into a nice digestible package to bolster his theory of cognition, which builds elegantly into a theory of moral psychology. A sweeping synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, Moral Tribes opens a can of psychosocial worms that takes the concept of morality to the next level, revealing how we are exceptionally well-adept at solving the dilemma between “Me” and “Us,” through the concept of the “tribe,” but how we are ridiculously less-adept at solving the meta-dilemma between “Us” and “Them.”

Greene’s concept of metamorlity squares this psychosocial circle by counterintuitively applying utilitarianism to our base, knee-jerk reaction to morality (evolved morality) by becoming aware of our apathy in order to become more empathetic. By reinforcing humanity instead of nationalism, and worldly patriotism instead of patriotic nationalism, we turn the tables on both xenophobia and apathy and we become more compassionate and empathetic toward others. When we celebrate diversity instead of trying to cram the square peg of colonialism into the round hole of cultural affiliation, we turn the tables on the monkey-mind’s one-dimensional moral tribalism and we usher in Joshua Greene’s multi-dimensional metamorality.

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