From the study “Influence of various intensities of 528 Hz sound-wave…” in the National Library of Medicine: According to the current study, sound waves with 528 Hz frequency in 100 dB intensity induce testosterone production in brain by enhancing StAR and SF-1 and reducing P450 aromatase gene expression. Frequency of 528 Hz also reduces total concentration of reactive oxidative species in brain tissue. Prolonged exposure to this sound wave showed reduction of anxiety related behaviors in rats. The results reveal that reduced anxiety is related to increased concentration of testosterone in brain. This study may lead to ascertain a possible therapy in which sounds may be utilized to reduce anxiety in individual.
Three Wise Men discuss fasting and diet
Today is Fat Tuesday, the day before the 40 days of Lent. “Lent is the Christian season of spiritual preparation before Easter. In Western churches, it begins on Ash Wednesday. During Lent, many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial, and spiritual discipline” as per the Learn Religions website. That said, many cultures practice fasting, etc. and there are those who fast on a regular basis throughout the year for a healthy refresh of their body and mind.
I think many readers will enjoy the videos below. The reason for this blog post is to share what I have learned about fasting in relation to a general healthy diet and a cleanse for my body of toxins and fat, specifically for my heart and liver. In terms of a cleanse, the so-called Keto diet, not unlike the Paleo diet, seems to be an excellent choice. After the cleanse, the specific activity of choosing healthy proteins, fats and carbs appears to be the best option to avoid disease.
One irony I have learned is that we need to eat a lot of healthy fat (and fewer carbs) on a regular basis in order to purge stored fat from around our organs and throughout the body. Intermintant fasting in a healthy way, as described by the three wise men below, can involve a strategy to cleanse and lose weight. These men are very different – a chiropractor, a cardiologist, and a spiritual guru – but they have remarkable similarities in their recommendations, philosophy and scientific reasoning. Remember to consult your own physician before begining a new diet regimen.
Dr. Eric Berg DC – Chiropractor
A quote from his website: “My main passion has been and continues to be teaching people about health-related topics, including Healthy Keto® and intermittent fasting as a basic long-term eating plan. I love dissecting complex health problems, breaking them down so they are easy to understand, and connecting symptoms to a real cause… In my 30 years of practice in Alexandria, Virginia, I had the opportunity to personally work with over 40,000 people using natural methods, nutrition, and the healthy version of the ketogenic diet (Healthy Keto®).”
Dr. Pradip Jamnadas, MD, MBBS, FACC, FSCAI, FCCP, FACP – Cardiologist
From Dr. Jamnadas’ YouTube channel: “The founder and Chief Medical Officer of Cardiovascular Interventions, P.A. in Orlando Florida where, since 1990, he has been repeatedly recognized in local publications as a Top Doctor performing thousands of interventional procedures in hospital and outpatient settings. As a consultant cardiologist with a large diversified inpatient and outpatient practice he is noted for his passions for teaching and illuminating prevention for cardiovascular disease. He is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Florida State University and University of Central Florida.”
Sadhguru – Spiritual Guru
From his YouTube Channel: “Considered among India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, bestselling author, and poet. Absolute clarity of perception places him in a unique space, not only in matters spiritual but in business, environmental and international affairs, and opens a new door on all that he touches.”
See this blog’s decription of a modern Hunter Gather movement.
Self implies Other
This was not just another dog walk. It was a reboot – at one of my favorite spots for long contemplative walks: Greenbury Point in Annapolis.
What is nice about this loop behind the Greenbury Point Nature Center is that along the way, there are reflective quotes posted …by such greats at Ralph Waldo Emerson. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Waldo_Emerson
You will often come across fellow travelers along these paths: couples walking together, parents with their kids or just folks walking their dogs. But anytime I have been there, it has not been “crowded”. Those who walk here are respectful, and there is seldom any litter.
My video on YouTube
If you desire a visit, just Google Map “Greenbury point nature center” and enjoy your discovery.
#savegreenburypoint on facebook will reveal just how loved this area is by the community.
Winter Solstice Deer Hunt
It’s been tough to get into the woods this season, with the wet weather and my work schedule, but I was able to dedicate yesterday and today to some deer hunting. The experience gave me a first and some discoveries.
Always hunting for meat first, antlers second, I was content to get what I could these two days. Yesterday was a little rough – in the morning I shot and missed a doe, about 45 yards away. It’s muzzleloader season, so there is no quick follow-up shot. Even though my rifle has iron sights, it is normally my most accurate weapon. After waiting until about 10AM, I left with a plan to return.
After some Christmas shopping, I returned to sit for a couple hours and saw nothing… except for the deer scared off as I walked to my stand.
This morning I was up in my stand nice and early, and as expected, a herd came by at 7:40AM. I had a decent line on them, but they were farther away than I like. About four walked by, and there appeared to be just one left for me. He entered my shot zone and I shouted “meh” – and he stopped, as they usually do. That’s when I shot. He dropped right there.
I took out my range finder and discovered it was a 71-yard shot. Even with an excellent shoulder shot to the lungs, my deer typically run a few yards and fall. How is it that this one fell right where it stood? I soon found out.
The sense of relief after shooting a deer, after hours of sitting, not to mention the driving to and from, is always a calming moment. It’s as if all the planets, the sun and moon aligned perfectly just for me. When the deer hits the ground, all is right with the world, at least for one day.
Walking towards the deer, I was not sure what to expect. Today was a first. As it turns out, even though I aimed for the lungs, for whatever reason, the bullet hit the young buck in the ear for a clean head shot. He died instantly. Apparently, my aim was high and to the left – or he quickly moved his head. Whatever happened, I was glad for the quick kill, which is always my priority… and why my preference is to hunt with a shotgun or rifle.
Today’s harvest was very smooth. I strapped the deer to a tree for the “field dressing” (removing organs) and then dragged him in my plastic sled to the farm road. My shot was down hill into a ravine with a creek, which gave me a nice flat path to a convenient spot for a return with my Jeep. Dragging about 100 lbs. up and down hills and over fallen trees is not a good time. Unfortunately for today’s harvesting effort, this deer was on the smaller side, although “every cloud has a silver lining” and the lighter weight made this morning’s drag less tiring. Today is the first time I removed a deer from the woods along this creek, and hope to take this same route next time.
My hunts usually end with big does hitting the ground. It’s rare that I have an opportunity to harvest a large buck and today was no different. There is still time, although it looks like there will be only one more morning for me in muzzleloader season, with the rest of the opportunities reserved for my crossbow in January. The good news: today I have discovered new deer paths and a superior spot to place my second stand, plus an easier exit out of the woods. There is always a silver lining.
Into the woods for firearms season
Yesterday I ventured into the woods where I deer hunt every year, on a friend’s property in PG county. A few hours of checking my stands and cutting back growth was refreshing exercise on this sunny fall day. Next week I will return for a couple days of post-Thanksgiving hunting during Maryland’s firearms season.
War in the Chesapeake
I visited the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center on Kent Island yesterday morning. This is home to a beautiful information center about the history and current attractions of this part of the eastern shore, including a waterfront park. The center is the “go to” place to plan adventures and weekend visits in Queen Anne’s County.
Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center:
Local History & Heritage Archives – Visit Queen Anne’s County (visitqueenannes.com)
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail:
Star-Spangled Banner Trail – National Historic Trail Stewards (starspangledtrail.net)
From the National Park Service: The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, established by Congress in 2008, is a 560-mile land and water route that tells the story of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay region. The trail traces American and British troop movements, introduces visitors to communities affected by the war, and highlights the Chesapeake region’s distinctive landscapes and waterways. It connects historic sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and commemorates the events leading up to the Battle for Baltimore, the aftermath of which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.