Homage to the Clitoris

Let’s Celebrate the Clitoris

Today is the climax of International Clitoris Awareness Week. And to celebrate, I have erected a monument in admiration of the organ responsible for the orgasms of half of the world. Make that 100% if you consider that both female and male sexual organs are one and the same until two weeks after conception. Many are surprised to learn about the many striking similarities between the penis and the clitoris.

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The Importance of One Percent

Never underestimate the value of one percent. One percent may sound negligible, but it isn’t.

On a genetic level, we humans are only about one percent different from chimpanzees.

If you were 99% happy, and just 1% sad, would you be satisfied with this result? If you were 99% well, and just 1% ill, would this be acceptable? Suppose a person were 99% sane and just 1% insane, would this be a safe ratio? I suggest the answer to all three of these questions is no.

One percent of your life is about fifteen minutes each day.

Fifteen minutes of daily sadness, illness or insanity is far too much to be considered satisfactory, acceptable and safe.

Fifteen minutes of sadness every day can lead to a person commiting suicide. One percent illness could be a daily migraine that lasts 15 minutes. Just imagine the damage that a person could do if he were insane for fifteen minutes every day. I once made this comment to my father, a criminal defence lawyer, to give him a new perspective on some of his clients that commit heinous acts. It is easy to look at them as horrible people. But the reality is that no one is horrible all the time. Good people behave very badly when they are sad, ill or insane, and even one percent can have devastating consequences. “The next time you defend someone accused of murder”, I said, “remember that she or he probably had good intentions 99% of the time… if that were to change for just 15 minutes, that would be enough time to carry out the murder”. My dad’s response: “Heck, it only takes one second to pull a trigger. Fifteen minutes is often enough time to also get rid of the body.” Yikes!

So please never again look at 1% as a negligible difference. We must strive for 100% happiness, wellness and sanity. That is not to say that a perfect human being exists. Nor does it mean that we should judge ourselves or others for falling short of perfection. The idea is to keep working on yourself to minimize any sadness or illness that you might otherwise ignore or accept as part of life.

It is within your power to search for, find and eliminate your one percent that blocks peace and causes suffering. It costs nothing, so anyone can do it.

But almost nobody does, because it requires correct attitude and actions in every aspect of life, not just in the parts where you are already doing well.

The Real Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs, according to Dr. Michael Greger

Beirut Panama Tabouleh Fatoush and Hummus

A properly-designed vegan/plant-based diet is 20 times more effective at preventing and even reversing chronic disease. As many as 99.4% of heart attacks can be avoided if the patients were to follow a balanced vegan diet.

In this eye-opening video, Dr. Greger shows how most prescription drugs only provide a 3% chance of curing a long-term disease. He suggests that many patients would opt not to take such medications if they were properly informed about the prescription drug’s real effectiveness. Some doctors choose not to inform their patients about the ineffectiveness of drugs precisely to avoid having the patient refuse the treatment.

Dr. Greger goes as far as to say that to practice non-lifestyle medicine is to practice deceptive medicine.

Watch this brilliant video here:

Source: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-actual-benefit-of-diet-vs-drugs/

Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen

In the following video, Doctor Michael Greger shares his simple and effective method for planning one’s daily food intake so as to include the greatest number of beneficial nutrients.

He recommends: 5 beverages, 5 servings of vegetables (including two greens and one cruciferous), 4 servings of fruits (one of which is berries), 3 servings of legumes, 3 servings of whole grains, 1 serving of flax, 1 helping of nuts, 1 serving of herbs and spices and one daily dose of exercise.

I would recommend checking out Dr. Greger’s Web site, nutritionfacts.org, where you can learn everything about nutrition, or even download Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Android App.

Everyone is Going Vegan. Here is Why.

Joaquin Phoenix Vegan. Photo source: PETA.

Everyone? Yes, everyone! And that includes you, dear reader.

Historically, the brightest and most elite thinkers of our world have always preferred plants over animals on their plates. That includes Albert Einstein, Albert Newton, Nicola Tesla, Hippocrates, Pythagoras, Benjamin Franklin, Budha, Gandhi, and more. The earliest vegans maintained this healthy lifestyle while the masses clung to tired patterns of senseless, unhealthy, barbaric behavior.

Today, all leading health organizations and studies support plant-based diets. That includes the World Health Organization and its International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations*, the American Heart Association, the American Journal of Cardiology, and The China Study, based on 20 years of research by  Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, a study described by The New York Times as “the Grand Prix of epidemiology.”

All serious athletes prefer plants to power their performance. And that includes UFC Champions, NFL football stars, ultra-marathon runners, major league baseball players, NBA basketball stars, heavy weight lifting champions, figure skaters, and heavyweight champion boxers. (See my article The New, Improved Mike Tyson.) (more…)

A Roadmap to Inner Peace

Inner peace cannot be purchased or sold, nor can it be downloaded or e-mailed. The good news is that you already have it within you. If you have not found it yet, you are probably not far from finding it. The most common reason for not finding inner peace is that we instead chase after small portions of outer peace. We tell ourselves that we have found inner peace, and we stop searching for true inner peace before even beginning to search within. The following tips will help you to distinguish true inner peace from its impostor, outer peace.

Inner peace vs. outer peace

Inner peace is always within you, while outer peace depends on one or more outside circumstances. Inner peace was within you before you were born, will be with you after you die, and it is in you now, even if chaos surrounds you. Outer peace comes and goes depending on external circumstances, such as soft music or nature sounds, a relaxing massage or a yoga class. Inner peace is permanent; outer peace is temporary.

Yoga and the search for inner peace

Yoga is designed to help you find inner peace, and all true yoga masters have found it. (more…)

Redefining Pizza, from Addictive Drug to Superfood

The Original Pizza Recipe was Delicious but Flawed

Pizza is an Italian specialty dish that has spread across the globe in a million variations. In some cases, the only resemblance to the original is its characteristic disk shape. Millions have invented “new” versions of pizza, usually by adding ingredients. Sadly, few have had the courage (or the knowledge) to address the two major problems with the original Neapolitan recipe. Continue reading “Redefining Pizza, from Addictive Drug to Superfood”