Latest asPire Issue Features Joseph Bismark

Posted on September 09, 2015

Joseph Bismark was featured on the latest issue of asPire magazine. This is one of the most important issues that asPire could release because it deals with the spiritual leader and business owner who believes in holistic physical health. One thing that set Bismark apart from other business owners is that he makes sure that his practice matches his preaching. He walks the very path he talks about. As a matter of fact, he makes sure that he is walking it out before he talks about it.

Another thing about Joseph Bismark is his way of life as a Yoga instructor. He does not just teach yoga, it is his way of life. The one thing that makes him a much better yoga master than others is the fact that he continues to learn about it. One does not stop learning when he becomes a master. Being a master is merely reaching the next level of learning. As part of his lesson on yoga, he teaches meditation.

Joseph Bismark began his spiritual journey at the age of 9 when he went to the mountains to become a monk for many years of his childhood. He has learned many different disciplines and spiritual concepts that enrich his life to this day. He plans on sharing those concepts with others in ways that are universal. He applies it to business and experiences huge success for it. Running his business, he is very passionate about making sure the people in his life reach their full potential. He works with his employees, friends and acquaintances in order to bring about enlightenment for them.

One thing this article on Reuters.com has pointed out is that Joseph Bismark believes in total immersion in his activities. One’s mind must be totally on what he is doing. If he has a wandering mind, he can miss out on the lessons and the value of the present moment. Joseph Bismark runs the Qi group which specializes in life improvement. He is a huge influence and he continues to be a big influence in the lives of people and other business owners as well.

Universal Blood Type as a Lifesaver

Posted on May 01, 2015

Although we as humans have harvested and perfected the use of blood for transfusions, we still run into the problem of incompatible blood types, which causes a shortage and need of rare blood types. As a society, we are urged to donate blood often so these rare blood types can be stocked up on. However, the chemists and scientists at University of British Columbia may have solved the problem of blood type shortages.

These scientists at the Centre for Blood Research have created an enzyme that snips off antigens in Blood Types A and B, which in turn makes them more like Blood Type O. Blood Type O is a universal donor, which means it can be given to all patients. This enzyme was created using directed evolution, which is a new technology that enables scientists to insert mutations and select for more effective mutants. This is all very interesting to the man, Dr. Daniel Amen, who the Washington Post is calling the most popular psychiatrist in America.

With this solution in hand, many lives can be saved in an instant. Shortages of blood types can be eliminated, and desperate calls for blood donations would not exist. With more development for the enzyme to remove all antigens in the blood, its use in a clinical setting would have a significant impact on saving lives.

Short People Have Increased Risk of Cardiac Problems

Posted on April 09, 2015

As if shorter people needed a reason to feel envious of tall people, medical researchers have now confirmed that the shorter a person is the greater their risk of having heart problems. Well most genetic researchers have known of this link for the past 60 years, they have now determined that the higher risk comes independent of other risk factors such as diet, social habits or even family history. So just to recap what has been discovered so far…if you are short, a smoker, with a diet high in fat, and have a family history of cardiovascular disease you can virtually guarantee yourself a heart attack.

Oh wait, we already knew most of that information. But it is eye opening that for every two and half inches a person gives up in height they are gaining an addition 13 1/2% of risk. So think of it this way a person who is six inches shorter than you will have an addition 32% chance of heart disease. Okay, so not to scare all of the shorter people in the world, just because you are genetically predisposed to have a higher risk factor for cardiac disease does not necessarily guarantee a heart attack in your 40’s or 50’s. Jaime Garcia Dias (wordpress.com) knows that there are plenty of ways you can avoid putting yourself at increased risk even if you are short, to include: eating right, regular cardio exercise at least three times per week, and regular exams with your doctor.

Indiana Governor Reacts to HIV Outbreak With Small Concession

Posted on April 02, 2015

There is a bit of religious contention in the United States over Planned Parenthood and similar clinics aimed at reproductive health and HIV testing for the underprivileged. Indiana has banned needle exchanges and facilities that provide HIV testing and the result was an HIV outbreak. The CDC told them what would happen. They did not listen.

About 80 people have recently tested positive for HIV in Scott County, Indiana. Four years ago, the CDC warned officials of a rise in Hepatitis C, a disease that comes hand-in-hand with HIV stated Handy. No precautions were taken to reinstate these testing, medical and exchange facilities. The likely cause was shared needles and lack of testing for HIV, which helps prevent the spread by individuals known to be infected.

In the wake of this horrific outbreak, the governor is finally lifting the ban on needle exchanges, but it is too late for the individuals who have since tested positive. It is too late for the individuals who have yet to be tested. Unfortunately, it is only a 30-day lift on the ban, so it is unlikely to do anything to stop the problem. The same people who will not be sharing needles for 30 days will be next month.

Drink More Water And Less Soda Pop

Posted on March 24, 2015

The United States could take a few hints from Amsterdam. In the country of Amsterdam they noticed an alarming trend of obesity in their young children. They decided to do something on a national level to make a change. They wanted to encourage their kids to drink more water instead of just drinking fruity drinks with a lot of sugar or soda. They placed about 300 water fountains around the capital in order to encourage the children to drink more water and less sugary drinks.

There have been many studies that link childhood obesity to sugary drinks. In reality, Gianfrancesco Genoso says that children and adults should drink a lot less soda than they do. It is a noble effort on the part of Amsterdam to try to help their citizens to be healthy. That would also be a noble thing for the United States to do. Even though it is not a countries job to tell people what they should eat or drink, at times people need to be presented with a healthier option so that they can make better decisions. Either way a parent does well to think about getting their child used to drinking sugary drinks, because it could lead their child down a path of obesity and frustration.

Tuscany Bound

Posted on March 06, 2015

We now have another reason to ditch the canola oil and head on over to Tuscany to get olive oil. According to the latest reports, olive oil contains cancer-fighting properties. The magical ingredient is oleocanthal, which supposedly destroys the cancer cells by rupturing them and releasing enzymes that cause these cancerous cells to die. This is extraordinary news for the medical world as finding a cure cancer will one day be a reality. Combining these heart-healthy properties with an active lifestyle can only produce positive benefits.

Olive oil has long been thought of a healthy addition to any diet, and is a major player in a Mediterranean diet. Health professionals including Dr. Daniel Amen have been telling us for years that olive oil is a health-boosting additive to our diets. Hopes are that in the future this new knowledge will aid in the war against cancer and help save thousands of people.

How Healthy Are You Really?

Posted on March 05, 2015

Many people are often asked by their primary care physicians how they have been feeling, what ailments they have recently had and whether or not there has been any change in health? Most people claim that they are healthy but the question is often posed by health care professional Daniel Amen is how healthy actually are you?

Most people have some sort of ailment they deal with whether it be high cholesterol, a knee that causes frequent aches and pains or trouble maintaining a healthy weight. As times goes on we even have more and more cancer survivors that are living the rest of their lives with the worry of a relapse or dealing with side effects from chemotherapy or radiation. We are living longer as a society and while many people try to stay active both physically and mentally, there are some broad guidelines that determine how healthy a person actually is.

Proper health is described by the World Health Organization as a ‘stage of complete physical, mental and social well being’ that does not include any kind of disease or ailments. That means most of us would probably not pass that exam and most of us actually are not as healthy as we think that we may be.

While we may have ailments we are still aging well and functioning well into our 80’s and sometimes even 90’s. What it really boils down to is the quality of life that we are looking to have and what we want to be able to do with our time here in the world.

UN Warning Against Complacency in Ebola Fight

Posted on March 04, 2015

After the initial shock and fear wear off and the new cases begin to subside, it’s easy to become complacent about the newest disease that has gained a toehold in some foreign country. The United Nations is well aware of that and has issued a warning for people not to become complacent about the ebola virus.
The death toll attributed to ebola has already reached 10,000 and the experts at the United Nations says the deadly virus has showed signs of slowing down, but not stopping. Newly reported cases in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have dropped by 10 percent, but many people are still infected with the ebola virus and that means it still has the very real potential of spreading. People at Anastasia Date have read that a reported 100 new cases are reported each week, which is down from the 800 weekly reported cases at the height of the disease spread. Until everyone with the disease is treated and everyone with whom they have come into contact with is tracked, the deadly virus is still at large.
In order to treat people and track the virus, funding is needed. With donors, governments and other contributing agencies feeling the drain and fatigue of fighting this deadly virus, the U.N urges people to continue giving and being vigilant towards the endeavors to eradicate ebola once and for all.

New Health Condition Based On Sounds

Posted on February 24, 2015

About 20 years ago, married researchers Pawel and Margaret Jastredoff, Emory University, are credited for naming a sound sensitivity condition, misophonia. Basically, certain ordinary sounds are found annoying and offensive by others who hear them.

Barron J. Lerner, MD, writing in “The New York Times” health pages, cites a 2013 study from the University of Amsterdam related to misophonia. Eating sounds, such as lip smacking are scored most annoying. Close behind were nostril noises such as sneezing, and hand noises, i.e., repeated pen clicking. The author voiced disdain for those who sniffle their mucus back into their nasal cavity. He also has concluded misophonia is a problem for the one with it compared to others more able to cope or ignore bothersome sound.

Misophonia is also called selective sound sensitivity syndrome. Brian says that it is believed to be closely associated with either obsessive compulsive disorder or post-traumatic stress syndrome. Research is said to be developing diagnostic criteria, and treatment for the condition presently is limited. Options include utilizing white noise to counter bothersome sounds, prescribed serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or remove one’s self from the premises. Reactions to misophonia have ranged from irritation to anger, disgust to potential physical aggression.

Fecal Transplants May Cause Weird Side Effects

Posted on February 17, 2015

As with any treatment that enters the body, such as swallowed or injected drugs, there is a potential for unusual, possibly dangerous side effects. Technology enhanced radiology has shown those potential side effects with a weird treatment, and there’s no telling what may happen.

Talking about fecal transplants. It’s treatment designed to cure a certain type of digestive problem called, C. difficile, and it involves the removal of one person’s healthy gut bacteria and introducing it to the person with the debilitating disease. The cure rate is almost 100% and problems afterwards are minimal.
But one patient who received good bacteria to cure her C. difficile is now gaining weight and it seems that the good bacteria introduced to her colon has also caused her to be obese.
Could other weird side effects stem from the already weird treatment? The potential is certainly there. Since fecal transplantation is such new treatment, no one knows yet what the side effects will be, we;ll just have to wait and see.