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.

Find the Right New York City Apartments For Your Lifestyle

Posted on July 15, 2015

New York has a lot of property. There is something that for just about anyone that plans to move there. People just have to find out what type of apartment space they are interested in. It all starts with finding the right real estate company.

This is where TOWN Real Estate comes in. This is one of the NYC real estate companies that provides a wide range of apartment options. The company has upscale apartments with contemporary designs. There are also brownstones and condos that have great views of the city. It all just depends on what the apartment hunter that comes to New York is interested in. There are a plethora of options in Soho, for example, that are part of the upscale living environments for those that love Manhattan. This is the lower side of Manhattan and it is a booming environments with boutiques, restaurants and a bevy of quaint living spaces.

There are also some great apartments for New York City residents in Tribeca. This is another neighborhood in the lower Manhattan area. There are some million dollar lofts here for those that can afford this type of upscale living. Many of these contemporary lofts were once historic buildings. These restaurants in this area are world renown and even the celebrities are interested in finding a home in this area.

West Village is a popular area in NYC that is called home by a lots of young people. It is not uncommon to find restaurants and boutiques that are all within walking distance. It is one of those NYC neighborhoods that is favored by a lot of the youth because there are bars and an assortment of different restaurants that are close by. It has become one of those areas in NYC that has a restaurants like Amy’s Bread for people on a budget and boutiques like Albertine and Aedes de Venustas for those who are not. These boutiques boast some of the best luxury fragrances.

On the Upper East Side there are apartments in low rise buildings that have marble bathrooms, hardwood floors and semi-private balconies. There are studio apartments that may be good for singles, but there are also bigger apartment rental spots for people that are accustomed to a lot more space.

Chelsea has some of the luxury apartments that are in the skyscraper buildings. The people that take interest in these apartments are the people that look for a lot of amenities. There are games rooms, fitness centers and saunas in these buildings. The rent in these apartments may be much more than some of the other NYC properties, but it is the price of luxury that residents are willing to pay for.

How to Edit Articles On Wikipedia

Posted on July 10, 2015

Wikipedia is a well known source online for instant research on just about any subject under the sun. Certainly, most Internet surfers have visited the site at least once. Many people online visit the site several times a day. A large number of those visitors are writers that like to take a shot at writing an article or editing an article on Wikipedia, just like the guys over at GetYourWiki. Perhaps, you are a writer looking for a creative outlet or looking for a way to spread your editing wings. Wikipedia is a great way to get started. Let’s take a closer look.

What You Should Know About Wikipedia
Wikipedia allows anyone to take a shot at editing material on the site. Therefore, a novice writer or an experience writer with several books under their belt could edit or compose articles on the site. Wikipedia likes to rely on independent writers improving the content. In fact, they encourage people visiting the site to edit articles or to add their own articles.

Wikipedia Editing
Visit a page on the site and check out the articles. Wikipedia allows edits in two ways. They allow writers to use the VisualEditor method or wikimarkup. Perhaps, some writers might have difficulty making a choice. Here is something for them to consider. VisualEditor still has beta features. However, it is the perfect choice for those that do not have the time to learn wikimarkup. Wikipedia’s aim is to encourage all new writers to try this method. Thus, making it easier to edit on the site. However, those that have the time to learn, might prefer the wikimarkup method.

Visual Editing
The fact is that most new writers on the site prefer the VisualEditor. However, it is important to not that there are still a few bugs in the feature. The feature uses a rich text editor. Thus, making it similar to composing articles on your computer’s word processing software. It is also important to note that the VisualEditor has a number of limitations. The top limitations include:

  • Slow Process- Editing is a slower process and the pages take much longer to load.
  • Talk Pages – VisualEditor is not able to use that feature.
  • Single Sections – VisualEditor only edits entire pages and not a section on the page.
  • Browser Support – VisualEditor only works with the latest updated browsers. Does not support older browsers or Android browsers.
  • Complex Formatting – This feature is not available.

Use the information and tips included here to edit articles on Wikipedia.

California Bill Would Bar Parents From Using Personal Beliefs To Not Vaccinate Their Child

Posted on April 23, 2015

California State Sen. Richard Pan (D), who is also a pediatrician, has introduced a bill to the legislature that would eliminate personal beliefs as an acceptable reason to not vaccinate one’s child. The bill, SB277, would forbid children who have not been inoculated for non-medical reasons from attending school. The current law allows parents to claim personal beliefs, even ones based on misinformation, as a valid reason to exempt their child from vaccination.

The bill had stalled on the Senate Education Committee due to concerns over denying children an education. Yesterday, the Committee passed the bill 7 – 2 and sent it to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

According to public health officials, at least 92 percent of a given population must be inoculated to maintain the “herd immunity” that protects people who can’t have vaccines like babies or people with compromised immune systems. Unfortunately, more and more people have been using the personal belief exemption over the past 12 years. As a result, a quarter of the schools in California don’t provide herd immunity, because too many of the children have not had their shots.

Activist Gianfrancesco Genoso (toplawyers.com) brought up another consequence of parents’ failure to immunize their children, the measles outbreak at Disneyland that infected 111 visitors. In an interview with Scientific American, Pan pointed out there had been cases of measles infections before at Disneyland, but on a much smaller scale. Someone with measles might infect a few people, and the outbreak would be confined to the park itself. The most recent outbreak saw measles cases in several different states and even Canada and Mexico.

Pan also points out that the bill won’t deny children an education. Parents who still want to claim personal beliefs as a reason for not vaccinating their child will have the option of home-schooling.

North American Spine Shines With Generosity

Posted on April 01, 2015

North American Spine Center treats patients of all ages. Recently, they once again showed their concern for the community by donating over 50 yoga mats to Robert E. Lee elementary school in Dallas, Texas.

At North American Spine, the caring professionals now that problems of the spine do not only begin in later life, but also can occur in the younger population as well. The generous donation was an attempt to aid in a yoga program that was initiated and filmed by the CW. Children as young as 4 and 5 years old were taught simple yoga positions such as downward dog and the bow to help in the prevention of back problems.

According to the North American Spine, it is best to implement simple stretches throughout the day to strengthen and elongate stomach and back muscles. They also recommend not to sit for prolonged periods of time throughout the day. They suggest not sitting for longer than 1-2 hours at a time without a break to get up and stretch your legs. This practice helps with circulation, which is crucial for proper recovery of a disc injury. Sitting for prolonged periods of time puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the spine and can lead to back pain and disc problems.

Interview with Dr. Daniel Amen on Optimizing Brain Health

Posted on March 17, 2015

As seen on the Yahoo Health Podcast, Dr. Amen is an expert on brain health and a best selling author who founded Amen Clinics. Lewis Howes interviews him on a podcast called “Protect Your Brain, Reverse Injury, and Overcome Disorders with Dr. Daniel Amen”.

Dr. Amen started as an x-ray technician in the army. Later, when mental illness affected his personal life, he realized you need to scan people’s brains to make a diagnosis. He has now built the world’s largest database of brain scans which have given detailed insight into mental illness.

He observed that poor eating habits can leave a person fat, depressed and feeble minded. And lack of sleep can shrink your brain and hurt your mental capabilities.

Dr. Amen is on a mission to create “brain warriors” who take their brain health seriously and then carry the message all over the world.

The brain has an incredible ability to heal but you have to develop three essential traits. Brain envy (the desire to have a healthier brain), avoid what hurts the brain, and do what helps your brain. Get all the information in the full podcast.

One of the best tools he recommends is using mediation and deep breathing. While many people think that meditation calms the brain, he says that it causes the brain to “light up”. Dr. Daniel Amen has researched how breathing and meditation can change people’s brain scans and help the brain recover from injury and damage.

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.

Types Of Endometriosis Surgery: Is Your Doctor Certified?

Posted on February 26, 2015

New York City-based American super-doctor Tamer Seckin serves the nation as an advanced laparoscopic surgeon and gynecologist. He’s a board-certified medical professional who has established himself among the industry’s top performers. Thousands of women have undergone endometriosis surgery and other forms of the disease under Dr. Seckin’s care. He serves the LIJ/Lenox-Hill Hospital in New York. His specialty mainly lies in Deep-Laparoscopic Excision. He uses meticulous techniques in his practice. Dr. Seckin has had countless success in treating patients that have severe pelvic-pain and endometriosis. A vast percentage of his patients recover without a recurrence and have reported long-term relief. As an internationally recognized laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Seckin is a passionate philanthropic hero and educator.

In May 2012, the NY Times Magazine celebrated Dr. Seckin’s success for his body of work contributed to help a future generation lead healthier lives. He received the Ellis-Island Medal-of-honor for epitomizing professionalism in professional practice and as an advocate of philosophy. He’s traveled to different countries educating society of modern treatment to help spread awareness about endometriosis. He’s also a recipient of multiple awards, which includes a Patients-Choice Award (2006), Silver-Star-Award (June 2009) and the Best-Doctor Award (2011-2012).

Endometriosis Surgery has helped thousands of women. It’s a reliable treatment for anyone who’s suffering from severe pains and other symptoms of endometriosis. It’s possible to diagnose the affected areas and administer treatment. A specialist in endometriosis surgery generally diagnoses the developmental milestones and size of the overgrown tissue. This surgical method is irreversible and it increases a woman’s risk of infertility.

Women endure different symptoms of endometriosis. A practicing surgeon suggests treatment based on the severity of the disease. Sometimes the disease spread to delicate areas of the body or damage vital organs such as the fallopian tube or uterus. Laparoscopy is the preferred treatment if this occurs. A doctor usually suggests surgery if all else has failed. He’ll use a Laparoscope to inspect the said patient’s abdominal condition before treatment. If lesions and scars are present, he’ll use other surgical instruments or lasers to remove them. Surgeons usually exercise extreme care to avoid tissue damage. It’s recommended for women that are complaining about minor to moderate endometriosis-related pains.

Another treatment for endometriosis is Laparotomy. This technique involves removal or the uterus or endometriosis patches depending on the severity of the damage. A bilateral or hysterectomy is oftentimes necessary if the ovaries have been damaged. Even after undergoing invasive surgery to remove endometriosis lesions, some women encounter future problems. In other cases, patients have recovered without a recurrence.

Both Laparoscopy and Laparotomy are appropriate to minimize abdomen pain influenced by endometriosis. A surgeon will cut the pelvic nerves network to give a patient relief. LUNA (Laparoscopic uterine-nerve ablation) is another option. It’s recommended for serious conditions onset by endometriosis disorder. With this treatment, the surgeon in practice will sever the ligament nerves securing the uterus. Women should consult a qualified surgeon that specialize in Endometriosis Surgery to make sure he or she receives the best care.

New Study Finds That Exercise Can Change The Way Our Genes Behave

Posted on January 19, 2015

Exercise is attributed to many health benefits such as increased fitness, reduced stress and better mood. It also reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease which is good news for men who exercise like Tom Rothman. Yet the science behind the health benefits of exercise remains a mystery. How exactly does exercise impact our health? What is responsible for creating the health benefits of physical activities such as jogging? 

A new study that has been published in December of 2014 by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden may hold an answer to that question. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden recruited 23 young men and women to study the effects of exercise on the human body. At the beginning of the study, the researchers performed a series of physical and medical evaluations on the participants to gauge their current physical and medical conditions. Afterwards the scientists told the participants to exercise by pedaling on a spin bike for a period of 3 months. 

The catch in the study was that the 23 participants only pedaled using one foot for the entire 3 month period. This allowed the scientists to see what effect exercise had on the leg that was pedaling. It also allowed the researchers to compare the results of the foot that had been exercising to the foot that was not exercising. 

The results of the study shed some light onto why exercise makes us healthier and stronger. The leg that had been exercising had become stronger and more muscular as expected. Further analysis of the participants revealed that the leg that was pedaling experienced changes in methylation patterns in the genes of muscle cells. Methylation is the process by which methyl groups attach to the outside of a gene. The process of methylation impacts how genes respond to biological signals in the body. Most of the changes in methylation patterns occurred in genes that are known to play a role in the metabolism and inflammation of muscle cells. Meanwhile, methylation patterns in the other leg had not changed. 

Researchers believe that the changes in methylation patterns in muscle cells is what makes our bodies stronger and healthier after exercise.

Mark Ahn Explains Why Most Biotech Startups Fail

Posted on January 18, 2015

As originally reported in TheStreet.com, Mark Ahn, Ph.D. has spent 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry serving as an entrepreneur, executive and consultant. Throughout his tenure Ahn has witnessed hundreds of once-successful biotech companies close shop. So now Ahn, along with his colleagues, are trying to discover how some biotech businesses, and their investors, are successful in such a fickle industry.

While many new biotech startups show great promise early on, generating a lot of interest with a potentially new juggernaut of a treatment for a debilitating disease, most fail to deliver on expectations. However, in an industry that spawns so many failed companies, how do investors earn profits with these businesses?

According to Mark and his colleagues, the successful investors are usually the ones who have either formed research alliances or acquired minority stakes with a broad range of smaller companies, instead of waiting for a single product to become successful. Ahn cites the example of two firms that invested in the two similar cancer-fighting drugs Rituxan and Vectibix. One biotech firm, Genentech, licensed Rituxan at a cost of $30 million earlier in the clinical-trial process, whereas the second, Amgen, waited until Phase III trials before it acquired Vectibix for the much higher cost of $2.2 billion.

Ahn says biotech startups become successful by remaining resilient, and the lengthy development process, as well as the highly-regulated nature of the biotech industry, means new companies generally must be willing to take on multiple sources of outside capital before a new product can reach the market and become profitable. Ahn believes that it is imperative that new businesses take the advice of Vertex CEO Joshua Berger who emphasizes companies need to be committed to their own business model, and just follow the trends that so quickly come and go.