Is it bad to hold your pee?
One of the growing problems associated with our increasingly sedentary lifestyles is that f incontinence.
In fact in nursing homes this is one of the most common problems carers face.
However it is interesting to note that in many cases solving this problem is often just a matter of education and simple exercises.
So in light of that let’s start with a little simple education on the subject of peeing!
To pee or not to pee, that is the question!
You Have A Second Brain
It is interesting to note that in general we seem to finally be getting somewhere when it comes to understanding exactly how we and our bodies really work.
Not too long ago the idea that we had a sort of “second brain” located around our entire digestive system would have sounded a bit silly.
But as we are beginning to understand just how profound the effects are upon us of what we eat it is all beginning to make sense.
When you begin to realize just how much traffic actually travels TO the brain from the entire digestive system as opposed to what was previously thought you begin to see the light of day.
Conditions such as autism have in the past responded to treatments directed at the digestive system especially when it comes to using antibiotics.
The premise was that the digestive system has been almost fatally compromised in early development resulting in changes to the structure of the brain.
Part of the equation was that microscopic aberrations in the makeup of the fats being produced in the digestive system and sent to the brain were resulting in changes in behaviour.
The other part of the problem is now appearing.
That perhaps the digestive system is also sending misleading or just plain wrong information to the brain on top of the other effects.
Of course this is all conjecture at this point but at least recognizing the effect of the digestive system on brain function can open the door to possibly successful treatments and strategies.
World Hunger – The Downside?
When I was growing up one of the main topics regarding the state of the world was always hunger.
There seemed to be an unending series of campaigns for donations to this or that undeveloped country to help the starving masses.
It is interesting to note that although this is still a problem in many parts of the world a great deal of progress has in fact been made on this topic.
Statistically speaking things are way better than they were but the weird thing is that now, one of the reasons for the reduction is actually beginning to kill not just the ones that have been saved, but also the ones that helped save them.
One of the key factors in being able to impact starvation on a global scale was that of food production.
With the ramped up ability of many countries to mass produce and mass process food came the abundance that allowed relief agencies and governments all over the world to more easily source and distribute food at an affordable level and in quantities that made a difference.
Well the downside right now is that in the present it is these very foods that are causing enormous medical problems all over the world.
Having a Purpose
A recent study of quite a large portion of a test group in Japan revealed probably what most of us would think is commonsense.
That people who live their lives with a purpose, a reason, live longer and stay healthier longer.
The study, being very medical in its nature, didn’t really go into why this would be true because from a medical perspective they have no terms of reference.
To me it seems pretty obvious.
When we are young most of us have a sense of going somewhere, that there is some destination we are attempting to arrive at.
As we go through life we may or may not arrive there but the truth is that life is the only journey where you actually do not want to arrive at your destination!
Let’s get real here!
The final destination of life is a box six feet under.
So if life is really the process of getting to the destination rather than actually arriving then to do that successfully you would have to have a reason for doing it.
The problem is that when people get older the losses and failures in life begin to stack up and you will have noticed this when speaking to older people.
They tend to focus on things that happened in the past rather then what will happen in the future.
In other words they are slowly sucked into their own unsuccessful past.
Unfortunately the mind can be a bit stupid on this.
The truth is that in order for an individual to survive he MUST have been successful on more occasions than unsuccessful.
But the mind doesn’t see it that way.
The mind constantly directs attention onto the unsuccessful moments in an effort to “help” the individual avoid them happening again.
This is the slow descent into old age as we most often see it.
The greatest victim of this process is the person’s purpose in life. As the loss builds up it tends to obfuscate the purpose.
It doesn’t kill the purpose, it just hides it.
Once that process has set in then the force within the person driving him forward in life drops and ultimately this crosses over into the physical realm especially the body and the decline is complete.