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Glycemic indexGlycemic Index and Glycemic Load tables The table provided herein is a compilation of various sources for most common foods. Sustained elevated blood sugar levels are known to trigger a plethora of health problems like diabetes type two, hearth disease and inflammation.

Nutritional content tables

Nutritional content tablesNutritional content tables    Find out how many calories, proteins, carbohydrates, cholesterol, vitamins and minerals your food contains. Either you are dieting to loose weight or cleanse your body, or you figured out what is your metabolic type and you need to know specific foods for your type, well, the nutritional content tables will provide you with the answer you need. Ref. USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory, SR20 / 2008  database.

Metabolic type self test

Metabolic typingMetabolic type self test  A proper, "customized" diet has many benefits: painless weight loss, increased energy and improved health. The metabolic typing diet does just that. To find the right balance specifically for you between proteins and carbohydrates take the metabolic type self test.

Nutritional calculators

Nutritional calculatorsNutritional calculators  Find out what is your daily required caloric intake based on your basal metabolic rate (BMR), your body mass index (BMI) or your body fat and the health risks associated with it  using the specific nutritional calculators.

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Depression testZung depression self assessment test , based on the Zung Self-Rating Scale, is a widely used depression screening tool that is recognized by physicians worldwide. Although designed as a screening tool, this depression test has been adapted to track also your score over time.

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21 December 2008

Benefits of meditation

Section: Meditation

Meditation is the method of choice for one’s spiritual evolution but this is not the benefit discussed in this article. Rather the focus is on meditation immediate benefits for your mind and body. These benefits are easier to quantify by science.

There is not only anecdotal but also scientific evidence that meditation has a beneficial effect on both mind and body in a synergistic way: your mindset influences the body and at the same time your body, the host of your mind, helps your mind go further on its quest for evolution. Is this true? Keep on reading ...

21 December 2008

Sun salutation

Among many Sun Salutation techniques, Sivananda Sun Salutation stands out. It was developed by Swami Sivananda, a practicing medical doctor (MD) before taking up monasticism, therefore developed by a person with knowledge of the human body.


21 December 2008

Sun salutation benefits

Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) is part of Hatha Yoga (the “physical” part of Yoga).

Sun Salutation has multiple mental and physical benefits. In only ten minutes you can achieve a low impact workout that combines both Resistance Training (e.g. weight lifting) and Cardiovascular (“Cardio”) Training.


05 January 2009

Spiritual experience

There are things in life that you have to do yourself. There is no other way. Reading the best book about swimming or having the best swimmer tell you about it, will not make you a swimmer. You have to get wet. You’ll eventually get good at it. You may need a coach. You may need information about how to do it better. Life may throw you in the water and then you must swim or … dye without knowing how to do it.

Spiritual experience is the same.
These pages are for those ones who want to know what others experienced before.
Call them Budha, Jesus, Mahomed, Krishna, it is most likely they all had spiritual experiences and the desire to share them with others.

Organized (institutionalized) religion is not what this is about. This is for the rest of us who do not need intermediaries between us and the divine.

There are many ways to get there. Many dogmas. Many dharmas. Still, God is only one. Men with his ego made him many, gave him different names, and fought to impose one over the other.

A common denominator for all the religions is the practice of “thinking of God”. Some call it meditation. And this is what I will try to share with you. If you are an atheist, meditation can still help you calm you mind, improve you concentration and intuition. After all you may replace the name of God with “Nature”, “Universe”. All the same.

21 December 2008

Problem solving meditation

Problems?  Sleep over it and daydream the solution in less than twenty minutes.

Meditation is the key practice to help keep your mind focused on what ever you decide. And an unemotional, objective mind is a lot more efficient at problem solving than a mind distracted by the emotional burden of fears and hopes.


21 December 2008

Are you depressed?

We all have our ups and downs. For some though the "downs" are  more persistent.  Some may need professional help. It is this author's opinion that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) drugs like Paxil and Prozac may do more harm than help.


Mind quotes

Consider the following. We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others' actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others' activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.

Dalai Lama


Does God exist?


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    Nutritional content tables    Find out how much calories, protein, carbs, cholesterol, vitamins and minerals your food contains.

    Nutritional calculators

    Nutritional calculators          How much food you need? What is your Body Mass Index (BMI), Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and Body fat.

    Depression test

    Zung depression self test.         If you want to self assess your mood and you suspect you may be depressed take this test.

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    Glycemic index and load table.           For both glycemic index and glycemic load the lower the better.

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    Metabolic type self test Proteins, carbohydrates, or both?        What is good for you?