Health and its criteria

Health with its two components, bodily and spiritual health, can be regarded as a balance between natural health provisions and the changing environmental conditions.

Health criteria are:

1) Bodily energy, and this appears in bodily performance.

‏2) Positive mood, and this appears as optimism and radiation of joy.

‏3) Contentment.

‏4) Vision into future.

‏5) Social engagement.

‏6) Success at the personal and family level.


Tank dynamic model of disease – an interview –

Interviewer: Welcome to our program Mr. physician21.
Physician21: Thank you, Sir.
Interviewer: In your opinion, why is there a need for a model of disease?
Physician21: Well. There are indeed many views of disease that came up with the understanding of the disease process. In my new model I try to make use of all these views in one working model.
Interviewer: Great, then, let’s get closer to your model!
Physician21: The model considers the environmental variables, the physical elements including food and drinks, the emotional experiences and the personality.
Interviewer: Yes. Those 4 components are known to contribute to human health state. So, what is new in your model?
Physician21: The model assumes that everybody has a residual disease state at any point of time, and the disease is just an outbreak point of an already existing and ongoing process. The point is that one should take care to set that residual disease state as low as possible, so that such outbreaks would occur very infrequently.
Interviewer: What examples would you tell us in this respect?
Physician21: For example, the negative feelings such as hate and jealous, these are very inappropriate for one’s health. In the Islamic rituals, it is recommended for a sick person to give out money as alms or charity, and it is believed that this would directly or indirectly help cure the sick. This act can be understood in my model such that the act of giving money to the needy would creat a positive feeling or positive energy for the sick and the surrounding persons that would boost their readiness for cure and resolution.
Interviewer: So, your model emphasizes that health state comes from within the person, and encourages everybody to take care of naturally given health elements in those 4 discrete categories: environment, matter, emotions and personality.
Physician21: Yes, true. The process is very interesting and intricate. Everybody owns the keys for good health, just on realizing their proper use. The way one walks, talks, and behaves, all that speak either for or against the health state. So, one should be careful.
Interviewer: So, the progression of a disease state is largely controllable especially at its early beginning.
Physician21: Yes, of course.
Interviewer: You talked about positive and negative energy. is it the energy ‘halo’ of the body?
Physician21: Yes. According to physics matter can ultimately change to energy and both are interchangeable. Pictures, actions, meanings, thoughts, colors, sounds, clothes, objects and food can all take part in outshaping of the energy environment and feelings and, thus, health of the person.
Interviewer: Good. What about the biological and physio-chemical agents as disease causes in your model?
Physician21: These are called extraneous factors that may cause harm or not according to the basal disease or readiness of the person. So, they are not in the center of disease process in our model.
Interviewer: Thank you very much, Mr. physician21 for this great information.
Physician21: You are welcome, Sir. Thank you very much.


Tank dynamic model of disease

tank dynamic model of disease

In science it is usual for a certain entity or process to describe a model that may describe, explain, or predict facts and phenomena concerning that natural entity or process. In this regard the disease process may not be an exception. Indeed, the disease process, and thence the cure method, is being regarded from several aspects that would complement each other in understanding the diseases and providing cure measures, or individually suggest an opinion that is not readily usable by other medical views.

In this essay, I shall present my own perception of the disease process with new name coinage, the tank dynamic model of disease.

1) What is a disease?

The disease is a deranged health status that can be subjective (addressed only by the person) or objective (addressed by the surrounding persons).

2) What are the basic common pillars of the disease?

The disease should have: 1- a complaint (picture), 2- a time onset, 3- a pattern, 4- a natural course, 5- opponents and proponents (things that oppose or favour), 6- cause(s), and 7- treatment(s).

3) What are the assumptions of this model of disease?

1. The disease is a dynamic process.

2. Everybody has a basal disease state at any point of time.

3. The matter and energy of an individual are interchangeable as explained by physics.

4. The disease ensues as an over flow of an already present and ongoing process in which a few unitary disease elements are in play, with or without the incidental superimposing an extraneous factor (a biological or a chemiophysical incident).

5. The unitary disease elements include: 1- sensual elements: environmental conditions and landscape, 2- emotional elements: fear, grave, happiness, hate, etc., 3- physical elements: exhaustion, tiredness, thirst, hunger, satiety, over- satiety, cold, hot, physical sexual overflood (stagnation), and 4- personal elements: shyness, honesty, intelligence (theoretical and social), sensitivity, etc.

6- The treatment of a disease condition comprises the timely and ordered measures according to the underlying contributing disease elements.

4) How is the disease process viewed in this model?

The disease has 3 phases: 1- preparatory phase, 2- shock or culmination phase, and 3- resettlement phase.

The disease may have one of 3 forms: 1- disease with mainly extraneous factor determinations (e.g. fever, malaise), 2- disease with mainly general physical phenomena (fatigue, fainting, hypertension, etc.), 3- disease with mainly neuropsychic phenomena (anxiety, depression, obsession, …). 

tank dynamic model of disease disease phases

5) How do the disease elements work?

The disease elements may work in triplets for many disease processes. Other more complicated disease elements’ contribution may be present.

6) Which diseases would you choose to explain as examples?

1. Bacterial sinusitis:

The disease elements can be: 1- physical stress (exhaustion, little food, little drinks, inability to properly clean the nose; e.g. lacking the hygiene paper tissue), 2- emotional feeling of pressure and shortage, and 3- environmental stress (hot, cold or dust). 

sinusitis tank dynamic model of disease 1

2. Renal colic 

renal colic tank dynamic model of disease 1

3. Fainting

fainting tank dynamic model of disease 1

kitchen, physician's rest

White ‘Franco’ bread

The subject with baking is like any other skill or job one may do: the more you practice, the better you would do. There are of course some tips and tricks you would notice or learn by time.
Bread is the essence of life in its simplest form. I am so happy to learn a bit about bread and lucky to make my healthy bread myself.
White ‘Franco’ bread is one of the easiest bread you may try yourself as a beginner baker 🙂 I mean by ‘Franco’ the type of bread that is typical for European people that is quite different from that in Eastern countries like Egypt, my home.
All what we need for baking is a pot of suitable size where we add little water by little to the all purpose flour until we get the consistency suitable for making bread. We add the fermenting yeast mean while and treat our baking stuff quite good to become homogenous.
Then we leave the baking stuff for some time until it looks and smells fine after the action of yeast to be ok.
We need then to shape our baking like balls of suitable size and then give them few minutes to rest.
The baking oven should be set at about 220-250 Celsius before putting the baking pieces inside it.

How often should one bake? It depends on the conditions of everyone, but generally once a week you you bake for one or two days so that your performance would improve quite quickly. And enjoy 🙂



Human health and filling in the gaps

There are seemingly no clear boundaries between health and disease of humans. From one side the judgement of one’s health may be subjective, and from the other side the feeling of being healthy or sick may be intermingled in the different parts of the same day. One of the most impactful insights in medical sciences is to find the appropriate definition of health and disease statuses. The definition of health laid by the World Health Organization states health as “the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.” Apparently and in practical terms no one on Earth would fit to the WHO definition as being a healthy human.
The human health, being the sum of several biological components or entities, should not be regarded apart from its inherent dynamic nature. It can, therefore, be considered and expressed in hand of mathematical probability estimation. The human health may be, accordingly, defined as the state of satisfactory physical, mental and social showing in average life conditions with or without auxiliary means in terms of lifestyle and/or medical treatment. Therefore, in light of this definition while health state judgment may be individually tailored and appreciated, the presence or absence of certain physical or psychological disease state would be regarded as a constitutional health element for every individual. For the delineation of such constitutional health elements, physicians and other health scientists may succeed in writing down all known conditions (or diseases) with their different possible classifications.
Such dynamic nature of human health should give a red alarm to physicians not to make statements on one’s health based only on some data in limited clinical sessions or visits. In many cases, closer observation and more rigorous data collection may be needed before the health state of an individual can be judged.
On handling certain health condition, the natural body resources and compensatory reserves (so-called natural healing power) should not be overseen, but rather boosted and encouraged. In other words, the medicines; if they are clearly indicated, should be given prudently so that such natural resources and reserves would still be desirably in action. The benefits of such prudent medical conduct include: 1) preservation and boosting of natural healing would ensure permanent or durable cure and reflect positively on longevity, 2) giving less medicines with less chances for side-effects and with lower cost, and 3) deliberate ‘undertreatment’, i.e. prudent treatment, would allow easy-to-follow life style and help avoid iatrogenic (of doctor origin) and accidental overdosing.

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Characters, colours and musical chairs

Characters, colours and musical chairs

Human characters are so many that they may not be readily remembered at one time. Some characters are related to others while one character may have several synonyms. Colours sometimes may be used metaphorically to describe human characters. The white colour usually reminds of goodness, the violet can call for self-esteem, and so on. That arbitrarily resemblance between colours and characters would rationalize for possible ‘basic characters’ in analogy to the basic colours. In physics, Newton showed that the white light can be refracted by a prism to yield seven colours, and we may too imagine that one character may be made of some other characters.

The 8-digit character classification system
The human, like any other creature, should be provided by default character set that is needed and necessary for his survival in this world. These could be regarded as the basic (preliminary) characters: fear (white); short handiness (brown); denial (grey); self-esteem (violet); disorder (yellow); self-centredness (orange); individuality (light brown); and Inquisitiveness (green). These characters are suitable for every human from the time of birth till the early childhood when it is not expected that the opposite of those characters might have to come up. Gradually by time, a human would feel the importance and need for other characters that would help him to adapt and opt in a community life with new experiences and challenges. In fact, the preliminary characters will not be totally replaced by their opposite or by other more negative ones, but a sort of balance between basic and positive secondary characters would be realized; e.g. fear/safety.

In that 8-digit human character system there will be two extreme character sets (basic and ultimate) with two transitional character sets in between (first- and second order) as shown in the following table.

characters table

General remarks:
The basic characters are simple, i.e. each one cannot be broken down to simpler ones.
The transitional 1. order characters are made of a combination of basic characters (+4; +/-4):
coward: fearful (yes); shorthanded (yes); denying (yes); self-esteemed (possible); disordered (possible); self-centred (yes); individual-opted (possible); inquisitive (possible).
The transitional 2. order characters are made of a combination of transitional 1. order characters:
liar: coward (yes); lazy (possible); going astray (yes); arrogant (possible); prosaic (possible); thankless (yes); absolute (yes); obtrusive (possible).
The good and bad characters are continuously either gained or lost, strengthened or weakened.
Human characters can be a matter of induction, reviving or encouragement.
A character may have derivative or related characters; e.g. obsession may be derivative of fear.
The characters can be influenced by intelligence, perception and emotions (e.g. love and hatred).
There could be an emotion conditional memory (character programming) that would take part in exhibiting or hindering certain character.