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Zentraveler on the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Monkey!

Two thousand sixteen {2016} will be the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Monkey will start from Feb. 8, 2016 CHINESE NEW YEAR and last to Jan. 27, 2017.

The monkey is a clever animal with an IQ of 174.  It is usually compared to a smart person. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 – 476 BC), the dignified Chinese official title of marquis was pronounced ‘Hou’, the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. The animal was thereby bestowed with an auspicious meaning.

According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger. Therefore, we will deal with more financial events in the year of the Monkey. Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. Metal is also connected to the Wind. That implies the status of events will be changing very quickly. Think twice before you leap when making changes for your finance, career, business relationship and people relationship.

 

QUOTE: “Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal… In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.

Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away for two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones and flesh–not a specimen left alive. These Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court.” Mark Twain

 

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Capuchin monkeys are very careful and intelligent. To identify different types of predators, Capuchin monkeys use different vocal sounds.Some organizations train Capuchin monkeys as service animals to assist quadriplegics and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility impairments.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Monkies!  With loss of our rain forests the wild monkies are being driven into extinction.  EXTINCTION IS FOREVER!  At this rate of animal abuse the GRASSHOPPER could be next.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Don’t monkey around with monkies or the Chinese zodiac.  These furry long tailed animals are your distant ancestors and deserve your respect.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

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Zentraveler on the Prostate, PSA, and Proscar.

I will start with mi cheeky inside joke.  When I meet with mi God I want to praise him  and tell mi God I am a great fan of his work, but I have only one question why did you make mans prostate so small?  Was it a material problem or a design flaw or was it so urologists would have a hefty income.

Every man forty years plus will have to deal with his prostate until he dies.  Your great grandfather didn’t even know what a prostate was.  Lucky Fellow!  As you age  your prostate grows larger and eventually causes a variety of problems which include frequent urination, inability to urinate, BHP benign prostatic hypertrophy, Prostatitis infection of the prostate, and Prostate Cancer.  The bad news is it is possible to have all three, however most simply haveBHP enlarged prostate which wraps around your tubes restricting eurine flow, velocity and causing many nite trips and makes you search out every toilet on the planet..this is especially nice when taking a five hour bus trip and you have to piss like a racehorse.  Preying with jaw clenched that the bus will actually stop for a break.  Glad you have your tennis shoes on because now its an out and out race to the toilet.

Most people in the civilized world who can afford it get annual medical check-ups.  Not sure why but they do.  My mother lived one hundred years and never had an annual medical check-up.  One of the tests for males is the PSA test which has recently come under scrutiny in the United States, because they discovered there were too many unnecessary prostate biopsies.  No matter which side your on on this issue.  Early detection of a high PSA, plus a DRE digital rectal exam and a detailed questionnaire has saved many males from dying of Prostate Cancer.  If you are dark skinned, have relatives who have or had prostate cancer, overweight, have a high diet of red meats and processed foods like hot dogs and live in a cold climate with limited vitamin D sunshine you increase your probability of having prostate cancer.  Asians who live near the equator whose main diet is fish, vegetables, olive oil and red tomatoes have the least amount of prostate cancer.

So what to do?  A very good question.  I was doing great after having many PSA tests with different results and eventually quit getting PSA tests and even thinking about my prostate until without me knowing it I had an executive medical checkup in Philippines and the doctor said my PSA was elevated and should probably have a biopsy.  I am still on the wait and see mode.  If no more PSA elevation  I won’t get a biopsy.  The root question is should you get a PSA test or not.  It depends on what you want to do based on your prostate symptoms and research…there is no clear cut answer. The short answer is it is probably better to have a eurologist or medical clinic schedule a PSA exam and blood test…so you have a baseline of information.

Now it gets messy and expensive if you have prostate cancer there are at least ten different possible cures and outcomes and the procedures without insurance cost in the neighborhood of fifty thousand dollars depending on where and how you get the procedure done.

Bottom line three of my friends have prostate cancer, one is cured from a clinic in Korea, but still has prostatitis which is not cured and has almost the same urination difficulties, other friend had  a radical prostatectomy, where they surgically remove prostate, and my other friend has been going through chemo-therapy for three years and his prostate cancer has metastasized into his bones, after the doctor said he was cured.

What to do, what to do! What to do?  You can try natural herbal cures which includes saw palmetto, zinc, selenium and some Chinese prostate pills.  You can chew raw pumpkin seeds, watermelon rind and one fellow is his nineties eats an avocado every day and has no prostate problems.  The other alternatives include taking an 5-alpha reduuctase inhibitor brand name Proscar 5 mg daily which will reduce the size of your prostate and also lower your PSA score which after six months as an example if your prostate PSA was ten and is now PSA five…your real PSA is still ten.  The formula is to double your current PSA while on Proscar and the doctor will factor that in as your real PSA.  The other choice is to take an alpha blocker brand name Flomax, which works immediately and does not lower PSA but increases urine flow.Some doctors have their patients on both drugs which helps with their urination and prostate problems.

So there you have it until someone creates a synthetic prostate that can be replaced at your local clinic…you will just have to grin and bear it!  I have been told bears don’t have prostate problems because of their high intake of salmon and blueberries.

Disclaimer: This website is simply the writers views and is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical or health advice and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider’s judgment. None of the statements on Zentraveler are to be understood as a recommendation on how to treat any disease or health related condition. If you require medical or other assistance Zentraveler strongly encourages users to consult with a qualified health care professional.

QUOTE: “We can reduce these cancer rates – breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer – by 90 percent or more by people adopting what I call a nutritrarian diet.” Joel Fuhrman

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Most men do not know where the prostate is or what it’s for, so here’s a snip of information. Named by the Greeks as,‘that which stands before’, the prostate lies just below the bladder and surrounds the top part of the urethra – the tube that drains urine from the bladder. The size of a pea at birth the prostate gland grows to the size of a walnut in the male adult, that’s about one inch by three quarters of an inch by one and a half inches (2.5 cm by 1.9 cm by 3.75 cm).

Function of the prostate:The secretions from the prostate keeps the lining of the urethra moist. The prostate also produces most of the semen and seminal fluid that transports and nourishes the sperm. Prostate enlargement occurs in 43 per cent of men over the age of 60.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your PSA scores.  What else would grown men talk about if  they exhausted the topics of golf, politics, and women?

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Don’t worry grasshopper…you lucky devil.  Grasshoppers don’t get enlarged prostates, prostatitis or prostate cancer.  You can also skip the sometimes painful and embarrassing Digital Rectal Exam and the PSA blood test.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

 

 

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Zentraveler travels to Mui Ne Vietnam wind surfers paradise!

 

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Mui Ne Beach

Mũi Né is a resort town along the South China Sea in Southeast Vietnam. With a long, palm-lined beach, it has steady wind conditions (in the dry season) that make it a top destination for windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing and other water sports. It’s also a popular weekend getaway from Saigon with a busy strip of hotels, restaurants and shops.

After arriving by a double Decker sleep in bus I was ready to stretch mi legs and check out the adrenaline junkie town of adventure.  I walked up a rather steep grade and checked into Mui Ne Hills hotel perched on the hillside with stunning views  overlooking  the town and the sea .  After checking into mi hotel I was informed I could use their large swimming pool at their new hotel  up the hill and adjacent to mi hotel. You almost had to be a billy goat with sharp hooves to traverse straight up the side of the mountain.  Flip flops were too slippery especially coming back down so I reverted to bare feet for a better grip.

Luxury swim Pool

Luxury swim Pool

The sister hotel was luxurious with a great outdoor pool  and bar complete with tables for eating and drinking beverages and lounge  chairs.After receiving their complimentary drink I figured this is it… lounging in a five star pool and paying the price of a backpacker in your own hotel.  I thought to myself maybe I will just stay here…this is incredible.  After finishing your complimentary fruit jazzed drink I watched the orange sunset drop dramatically into the azure blue ocean.

After trekking down the hill from the five star hotel I took a quick shower at my hotel and walked about three kilometers to Joe’s Cafe where I was to meet Leo another fellow traveler from Australia.  We were invited to the owners table who was an American from New England and shared a few beers and travel stories.  As  I looked around another American joined us and he told us he farms passion fruit for his livelihood.  A local five piece band was tuning up their instruments and started to play Hotel California.   Three men were sitting at a table facing the band drinking local beer with the well dressed attentive staff taking care of every detail.   Joe’s Cafe is well known to the locals and expats and is a  great looking large restaurant with small swimming pool overlooking the sea.

Water Sports

Water Sports

As Leo and I walked the three kilometers we passed retail store after retail store and only saw one customer.  I was ready to write my blog entitled:  GHOST TOWN OR KITE SURFERS PARADISE…you be the judge.  The following morning I walked past three Kite Surfing schools and there was no-one on the ocean kite-surfing…maybe wrong time of the year. This was somewhat of a trend Leo and I discussed throughout Vietnam…all of these magnificent resorts and businesses and no customers.  We figured all of these were really tax heavens for the wealthy…since most were certainly not busy enough to make a profit.

The following morning I took a jeep tour where I could spend some quality time and see some interesting sites in and around Mui Ne.  Our tour guide pulled off the main road and walked us to The Fairy Stream.  We took off our shoes and walked ankle to knee deep along a meandering stream silhouetted by lush green bamboos and over shadowed by red, clay brownish, white cliffs.  As we marveled at nature’s landscape we felt like we were entering Jurassic Park or the land of the dinosaurs.  I could have easily spent the entire day here photographing nature’s wonders.

Fiery Stream

Fiery Stream

We traveled on a scenic route out of town and arrived at the White Sand Dunes recreation area.  They had a nice lounge area and restaurant.  You could rent quad trikes and head straight up the white sand dunes wind sculpted mountain of sand.  As if in a James Bond chase scene in the Sahara Desert you were definitely in the moment and quite a few tourists had some pictures to prove it. Just seeing this wind swept mountain of white sand was almost an illusion and definitely an artists canvas.

White sand Dunes

White sand Dunes

Leaving The white Sand Dunes sculpted wind swept mountain we arrived at a fisherman’s hangout village where we witnessed the locals paddling toward shore in small round doughnut boats that they use in their daily pursuit of fresh fish.  After meeting the locals and taking some photographs we headed near town to Red Beach Mountain.  At Red Beach Mountain you can rent boggy boards and pieces of cardboard from the kids. Tourists and locals alike are sliding down the sand mountain having the time of their life witnessed by their big smiles and lively chatter.  All that is left is to drink a glass of chilled wine and watch the sunset explode into the sea yielding the  perfect setting for a day in and around Nui Me.

Local fishing Boat

Local fishing Boat

So there you have it!  If you want a beach town that has good hotels, good restaurants and water sports then why not book a trip to Mui Ne.  Might be only you and the grasshopper unless a bunch of over zealous bloggers open their big mouths about another off the beaten path gem.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction

QUOTE: “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

Mui Ne Beach

Mui Ne Beach

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: One of the most beautiful places of Mui Ne is the arroyo de las hadas, called Suoi Tien in Vietnamese and Fairy Stream in English. A miniature version of the Grand Canyon The Fairy Stream
is a small stream that runs through a forest of bamboo and dunes close to the village to zig-zag mode. The dunes of reddish color, coupled with the erosion of the passage of time look prehistoric and are a geological wonder.

Pre-historic Fiery Stream

Pre-historic Fiery Stream

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Sand….it has many uses.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: The only two bugs I like are The Travel Bug and the Camera Bug.  All of the rest of the bugs can bugger off as far as I am concerned.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

 

 

 

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Zentraveler on 30 second Zen enlightenment for dummies!

Enlightnment

Enlightenment

Zen, from its foundation in China of the 6th Century A.D., has always been more than a religion. It is an intriguing system of principles and practices designed to give each individual the experience of eternity in a split second, the knowledge of divinity in every living thing.

It is one thing to describe the factual history of this exotic strain of Buddhism. It’s quite another thing to successfully convey the crazy wisdom of the Zen masters, their zany sense of humor, and their uncanny ability to pass on the experience of enlightenment to their students.

The paradoxical teaching stories and style of the Zen master are  important keys to understanding Oriental art, literature, architecture, and attitudes towards life and death.

Want to hang in a cave for forty years listening to the running brook, want to spend your inheritance traveling through India and other religious meccas searching for the answer.  Want to grow a beard or have long hairy armpits.  Want to dress in yellow and go through the market begging for your daily meal.  Want to be whacked on the head  with a hickory stick join a cult for crazy sex or like every thing else in this speed driven instant gratification world… do you simply want to be enlightened in 30 seconds and that’s that!

This treatise on Zen enlightenment takes all of the guess work out of being connected to a higher self.  Which by the way has always been with you since birth.  Before you start fidgeting around and making the sounds like a wounded cow in heat…om  om om you need to empty your mind exactly the same as you would delete items on your computer.  With all of this media hype buzzing around in your head you have zero chance of being enlightened in this world.

So simply empty your mind of useless clutter and then you can get down to the business of 30 second enlightenment.

Choose a dark room with one flickering candle and concentrate on the flame until your mind draws a blank and within 30 seconds you will see a kaleidoscope of bright colors like shooting stars.  Now take 30 more seconds and concentrate on the one bright yellow lite and if your math is up to snuff that’s a total of 60 seconds which is a perfect koan in higher Zen instruction.  With your 60 second battery beaming strait up to the universe you are connected and for all practical purposes an enlightened Homo sapien.  Now get a brown and yellow outfit, write a book and start spreading the word.

You didn’t think you were going to get a FREE RIDE TO ENLIGHTENMENT did you?

So there you have it!  Anyone who has 60 seconds to spare and a concentration level equal to an ant can change their destiny and walk away totally enlightened.  Caution when immigration asked your profession and you claim enlightenment you better be able to prove it or risk the loony bin or some serious jail time.  Most grasshoppers are already enlightened…so you can fast forward ahead grasshopper.

QUOTE: “Late one night a female Zen adept was carrying water in an old wooden bucket when she happened to glance across the surface of the water and saw the reflection of the moon. As she walked the bucket began to come apart and the bottom of the pail broke through, with the water suddenly disappearing into the soil beneath her feet and the moon’s reflection disappearing along with it. In that instant the young woman realized that the moon she had been looking at was just a reflection of the real thing…just as her whole life had been. She turned to look at the moon in all it’s silent glory, her mind was ripe, and that was it…Enlightenment.” No Moon, No water

 

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Zen teaches that all humans have the capacity to attain enlightenment because we all have an inherent Buddha-nature; indeed, we are all already enlightened beings, but our true potential has been clouded by ignorance.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your three miracles…might come in handy on the other side.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: You wanted enlightenment…you already had it now you need to know you are en-lighted and you can forget about all of the noise around you.  Well spent 30 seconds If I don’t say so myself.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

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Zentraveler on the health benefits of ginger root!

 

Ginger Root

Ginger Root

We are always seeking a magic solution to our health and sometimes the answer is so simple we might say why didn’t I try that.  Ginger  root is very cost effective and something everyone should incorporate into their daily lifestyle. Ginger has medicinal value that dates back thousands of years. It’s actually the rhizome of the ginger plant, and as a widely cultivated herb, it’s used in various forms across the world in foods, drinks, and beauty products. Ancient texts and literature from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe talk of the immense benefits of the root.  In holistic medical practices such as Chinese and Indian Ayurveda, ginger is viewed as a gift from God.

Disclaimer: This website is simply the writers views and is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical or health advice and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider’s judgment. None of the statements on Zentraveler are to be understood as a recommendation on how to treat any disease or health related condition. If you require medical or other assistance Zentraveler strongly encourages users to consult with a qualified health care professional.

QUOTE: Fresh ginger combined with cumin and coriander helps to break down high-protein foods such as meat and beans, and lessens the formation of uric acid in the body. With beans, it counters the problems of flatulence. In Indian cooking, no dhal or bean dish is ever contemplated without the addition of ginger. Here we have a great secret of traditional cuisine – food that not only sustains life and promotes growth, but also incorporates cooking techniques that aid digestion.

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, reduce muscle pain and soreness, anti-inflammatory effects, lower blood sugar and help against heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, may help prevent cancer, help fight infections and may improve brain function.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Ginger root…Why not plant your own herb garden and skip the doctors office and pharmacy.  I know grasshopper you have never been to a doctor or a pharmacy and everything you do is ala natural!!!

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Like onions an garlic every well stocked kitchen should have ginger root.  You can chew it for a sore throat or boil it for a delicious cup of tea and use it for an energy tonic and a  host of medical treatments.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

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Zentraveler discovers Nha trang, Vietnam Retirement Heaven.

Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang Beach

 

Traces of human settlement in Nha Trang date back to the Cham Empire, though in times of Vietnamese rule, there wasn’t much more here than small fishing villages. The French recognized that this beautiful bay, with its islands and white sand beaches, made for a perfect bathing spot, and began the transformation into a resort town. American soldiers agreed, and Nha Trang became a favorite R&R stop during the war.

Local Vietnam Tour Guide

Local Vietnam Tour Guide

Nha Trang is a hidden gem half way between Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi.  You can arrive by train, bus or fly and there are accommodations to suit every traveler.  The food is wonderful beyond your imagination, the weather is spectacular most of the time and the Vietnam people are friendly making Nha Trang one of Vietnam’s best tourist destinations as well as a retirement center.

mud-bath

mud-bath

Nha Trang has some of the  best quality mud-baths in the universe.  You can book several mud-bath resorts just outside the city limits complete with swimming pools, restaurants, and spa service or book a mud-bath right in the heart of the city where you are treated like royalty…complete with silk dressing robes after your shower.

mud-bath waterfall

mud-bath waterfall

Want to keep in shape how about walk along the beachfront all the way to the restaurant on the north-side have a cup of Vietnam brewed coffee with fresh grilled fish and veggies.  Then use the parks free exercise equipment and walk all the way to the end  toward  Vinpearl Resort cable-car.  On the way back you can stop at Central Park with a myriad of excellent swimming pools and a poolside restaurant. Toward sunset meander to the Louisiane Brewhouse and take a swim for a couple hundred dong, relax on a beach chair, play a game of pool , watch the beauties stroll by and maybe have a few brewiskies to top it off.  Go back to your hotel  freshen up have a European or Vietnamese dinner and finish the evening at the Sailing Club or dancing salsa at the local Spanish restaurant.

city park swim pool

Central park swim pool

So there you have it!  Breathtaking blue skies, excellent art and culture center, six kilometer beach walkway, swim pools, ocean with lifeguards, restaurants to fit every taste bud, excellent clean hotels at modest prices, friendly Vietnam people…modern hospitals, mud-baths and spas everywhere.  What are you waiting for grasshopper?  I don’t have a bikini!  No problema you can purchase bikinis, made to order dresses, suits and flip-flops everywhere.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

QUOTE:  “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:  Nha Trang is a coastal resort city in southern Vietnam known for its beaches, scuba diving and offshore islands. Its main beach is a long, curving stretch along Tran Phu Street backed by a promenade, hotels and seafood restaurants. Cable cars cross over to Hòn Tre island and the Vinpearl Resort, with a golf course, water park and fairground.

Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang Beach

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Beaches…they are our heritage an need to be preserved…otherwise you can swim in a quagmire of garbage and toxic waste.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Nha Trang might just be your cup of tea.  Excellent beaches, mud-baths, spas, restaurants and cuisine to die for, with a modest to low cost living expense for retirees.  What’s not to like?  See for yourself…you decide.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

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Zentraveler Discovers Fountain of Youth!

Ponce de Leon thought he had found the fountain of youth in a natural spring in Florida.  Ever since the written word folks have traversed the globe and spent billions of dollars in medical research trying to reverse the aging process.  Nick Nolte spent six months in a clinic in Mexico receiving specialized green herbal shots trying to look younger. The health industry is booming giving natural beauty creams and plastic surgery a billion dollar boost.

Is it possible that by taking a 100 mg supplement steroid on a daily basis that you can reverse the aging process.  The plain answer is NO, however it is possible to slow the aging process, have great looking skin and hair and feel like a twenty year old with no joint pain and have plenty of energy a great immune system and disease free.

Many people have searched the world in hope of a cure for the effects of aging. Unfortunately, they have never found the fountain of youth, but what they discovered was Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), possibly the next best thing. All the facts of DHEA have not been drawn into a concrete conclusion, but scientists already have evidence that suggest it aids in stress and weight control, cancer, and other negative effects of aging. As a person increases in age, their level of DHEA decreases, causing health and aging problems. Therefore, claims have been made that supplements of DHEA may have health-enhancing or anti-aging properties.

 

WHAT IS DHEA?

Dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA  is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands. It is the most abundant steroid in the bloodstream, and the most naturally-occurring hormone in the human body. DHEA is the precursor for the manufacturing of many other hormones, such as: estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and others. These hormones are then used for the energy, vitality, and the natural support of most bodily functions that involve the endocrine system. Fat and mineral metabolism, stress control, and maintenance of the male and female characteristics are partially regulated by the DHEA level. Usually, the higher the level of DHEA, the healthier the individual is.

The constant changing of DHEA levels begins in utero. It is the most abundant product of the fetal adrenal gland because secretion from the adrenal cortex is very high. After birth, the level drops sharply and remains low during childhood. It rises before puberty, and reaches high levels once again during young adulthood. From then on it progressively declines at a rate of 2% per year (Hornsby, 1995). The lower the level becomes, the more prone a person is to sickness.

AGING

Many claims have been made that state that DHEA can be used to treat the effects of aging. The truth is that DHEA plays several significant roles in the aging process, but its major biological function has yet to be pointed out. As I stated earlier, as a person increases in age the presence of DHEA in the body decreases, but it remains just as important for everyday functioning. Therefore, taken as a supplement it could possibly enable a person to maintain DHEA levels that the body needs for superb functioning.

Research shows that when DHEA levels decline with age, it increases the incidence of killer diseases. When the human body is about twenty years of age DHEA is abundant. But by the age of eighty, blood levels have declined as much as ninety-five percent, about ten to twenty percent of the amount at twenty years of age (DHEA-Sex Drive, Weight Loss, Youth Hormone). Maintianing proper levels of DHEA is claimed to have an effect on a person’s appearance. The claim cannot be proved for humans, but suggested facts can be aquired from rodent studies. DHEA has been know to extend rodent life spans up to 50%, and make them look younger. The animals that received DHEA supplements retained their sleek black hair, while the others turned gray and course.

STRESS CONTROL

Claims have been made that since DHEA  aids in the relief of stress. These claims also state that stress stimulates the body to secrete cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS), the sulfated-form of DHEA . In addition, anytime there is a disturbed balance between these hormones it will cause various stress disorders. Consequently, supplementing DHEA would prevent the balance from being disturbed and relieve the person from stress disorders.
The purpose of the treatment of DHEA supplements is to maintain the appropriate level of DHEA in the bloodstream throughout a person’s lifetime. Keeping the level at a constant can aid in negative effects of aging and possibly prevent the occurrence of killer diseases. Until recently the function of this steroid was given little attention, but research is now being performed to discover all of the facts about DHEA. Until the research of the effects of DHEA on humans is further developed, the purpose and benefit of the treatment cannot be clarified. Research Credits Vanderbuilt University—Luke Rainwater

So there you have it if you don’t want a hairdo like Donald Trump or Don King and want to look and feel like you are twenty then why not use DHEA supplements on a daily basis.  You might end up looking like Dick Clark…who knows?

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QUOTE: “Just imagine, how much easier our lives would be if we were born with a ‘user guide or owner’s manual’ which could tell us what to eat and how to live healthy.” —Erika M. Szabo, Keep Your Body Healthy

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: DHEA is secreted by the adrenal glands, and also produced in the gonads (testes and ovaries), and brain. It is sometimes called the “mother of all hormones” because it is the building block from which estrogen and testosterone are produced, and is vital to health.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your hide…you are like a snake and continue to change your skin.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS:  Stressed to the max, look haggard, no energy, joint pain and can’t sleep… why not try  DHEA daily supplement to turn your life around.  Grasshopper get that spring back in your jump… you will be glad you took DHEA .  As a health benefit simply look in the mirror and see the new younger vibrant specimen come to life. Singing the song “I feel Good” you will certainly  want to go to the Saturday night dance….just saying.

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