Gratitude promotes optimism and helps us to develop a more positive outlook. It lets us pause for a moment to reflect on something we have in our life right now instead of always striving for more, the next goal, the new dress, the new toy, the new car, or the house renovation. Gratitude is simply […]
Today I have the pleasure to share with you my recent cooking experience. Cooking is more than a daily routine for preparing food but it is a solution and resolution for bodily and spiritual needs.
On occasion of current cold nights and days I came to make my delicious fluffy rice for my breakfast today. Fortunately a nice crispy crust of rice has ensued at the bottom and the periphery of my rice so that we my call it (Crispy)-Fluffy rice.
The idea is to put as much water as you can in the pot of your rice cooking. Cover the pot until it begins to boil then remove the pot’s cover. Let the water gently boil and evaporate steadily meanwhile turn the fire under the pot a bit lower.
Then, cover the pot again as the water in the rice pot has quite evaporated. Make your cooker’s fire even a bit lower but not that much to let the excess water continue to evaporate while the pot cover is in place! 🙂
Enjoy your wintery rice and view my terrible pictures for this time too. And keep doing better. Happy new year 2020 to all my kind readers and also to everybody.
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.
4) Vision into future.
5) Social engagement.
6) Success at the personal and family level.
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.
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 chemio–physical 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, …).
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).
2. Renal colic
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 🙂