MARIJUANA AFFECTS COGNITION
Marijuana enthusiasts go to the extent of calling it ‘Herbal’, insisting that it is not addictive and therefore not dangerous. Any drug abuse affects the brain, body and the mind, and marijuana in particular causes the user to develop an intense psychological dence, if not a physical dependence. The dependent become part of a restricted social circle, and a social sub-culture, since ‘weed’ is rarely smoked alone, the individual then gets dependent on that particular circle, and all other social relationships - work and family life become dysfunctional. It does not end there, abuse of the drug also affects cognition and memory— the power to grasp and process information weakens, and some individuals may also experience symptoms of paranoid psychosis, similar to those of schizophrenia. Studies have linked long term marijuana abuse to higher rates of suicide and inter-tissue fibrosis. The commonly abused pharmacy drugs include anabolic steroids, used for body-building and performance enhancing drugs that are taken to keep fit, or cope with a demanding job, sleeping pills, from the benzodiazepine group are indiscriminately, dependence. These drugs also cause severe physical popped and with effects similar to those dependence on alcohol.
Depression is the bye product of a modern lifestyle...The only cure? THE ONLY CURE IS TO GO BACK TO PRIMITIVE WAYS OF LIVING. A new book suggests that cavemen therapy is the best way to beat depression. Dr Stephen Illardi in his book The Depression Cure says that ‘depression is a disease of modernity’. The only cure is to go back to the primitive ways of living and socialising“We are designed for a dif ferent time and place when people were physically active, were outside in the sun, spent facetime with their friends and loved ones, had a much different diet, got much more sleep, and less in the way of a relentless, stress-filled existence.
Exposure to the sun is something that an expert therapist recommends. “Look at some of the symptoms of depression — psychomotor retardation or general slowing down, social withdrawal, appetite disturbances, sleep disturbances, lack of interest in general which also prevents a person from wanting to go out. If on a regular basis one would take care of these aspects, the possibility of getting depressed gets reduced considerably. Another expert feels depression is nothing but suppressed rage “Suppression of anything especially rage is a ticking time bomb! Every person has their own threshold of pain and their own breaking points. Some people have developed better shock absorbers to cushion the bumpy road of life. Aspiring for things and leading a fast paced life is not bad if it brings happiness, and you have the necessary tools to cope. Yet another expert says philosophically,Depression is nothing but living in the events of the past. There is nothing depressive about the present or the future. What is done is done. Whatever will be will be. Long working hours, sedentary and isolated lifestyles are not the only reasons why people get depressed. Depression is something that also happens in rural areas. It’s not always a hectic lifestyle that can cause it. Many times it is relationship problems that are the cause. Connecting yourself with nature is a great way to attain bliss. There is no denying the fact that our current lifestyle doesn’t even allow us to notice what is happening around us. If we constantly try to push ourselves against deadlines we will only end up as nervous wrecks. Also, if we only work we will end up feeling very emotionally malnourished, isolated, and lonely. The modern humans should re-connect with primitive ways by eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, among other things. Most people neglect to rejuvenate, replenish and renew along the way. Yoga, exercise, a healthy dose of loving, cuddles and lots of laughter can make modern life exhilarating, not demanding! Isn’t it time then that we reclaim these protective features from the past?
MICHAEL JACKSON WILL BE REBORN FEMALE
O the world has ever seen, billions of fans of Michael Jackson find themselves unable to come to terms the day after the passing of arguably the greatest entertainer pop. And wishful thinking would have one believe that somewhere, sometime soon, another avatar of the musical phenomenon would be born who would emerge as an even greater musician that MJ himself. At least, that’s what Dr. Walter Semkiw would have you believe with the loss of the king. The occupational medicine physician has been actively involved in reincarnation research since 1996 and is the author of books like Return of the Revolutionaries, Born Again and Origin of the Soul. Walter who was in Chennai (India) to discuss these theories says that from one incarnation to the other, people retain a similar facial structure, characteristic traits, handwriting and even personal hobbies. He explains, “In his previous birth, Michael was born as Charles Dassoucy, a Frenchman who called himself the Emperor of Entertainers. This was during the 1600s. Similarly, in another incarnation of his during 1,000 AD, Jackson was born as a young soldier who got enlisted for battle during the Christian crusades. When he lost his life in one of those battles, his chance at boyhood was lost. Which is why in his subsequent birth Michael Jackson, always craved for the pleasures of being a child.” Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, US president Barack Obama and film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan — all have walked the earth in their past lives. He says, “Although I do not know when, but MJ will certainly be born once again. In his re-incarnation, he could be even born as a woman.”