Let’s use fake pills

One of the most often used argument people use against magnetic therapy is, that the results people report are only caused by their belief in magnetism, not the bracelets itself. The strength of belief is well known, but instead of the “power of our mind” we simply call it Placebo Effect. This name makes it sound a way more scientific, and also more pitiable. We say, “it is only placebo”, as it weren’t one of the most astonishing thing on the world. Also this does not explain how skeptical people might have experienced the effects of magnetic products, but let’s leave it for now.
What is more interesting, it turned out that even doctors who are practicing traditional healing methods are giving placebo medicines to their patients time to time.

“Most family doctors have given a placebo to at least one of their patients,” BBC News reports.

We do not want to judge anyone, probably they have their reasons too. But… When people are going to visit their doctor they trust them completely, and giving fake pills is a lie. IF you choose alternative medication, you know they are not officially accepted yet and there is a chance they are made up. You accept that. Not like when you are attending your family doctor. Although it is for good purpose, helps people to recover many times, but it also does cross some border and shocks the people.
What do you think, is it true that “the end justifies the means”?

You can find the whole article of BBC here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21834440

Study Demonstrates the Healing Value of Magnets

As a kid we have a feeling, that our world is safe, everything is settled and finished. We are learning so many things in school that are seem to be never changeable. History, sciences, mathematics.. everything is already invented.
As we grow up borders become more and more soft, and suddenly something completely new breaks into your cognition. This experience makes you rethink the word „certain”. Imagine, you are a doctor learning and practicing since decades. Of course it is not easy to accept changes, and it is also their duty to be skeptical. That might cause that medical science is still not convinced about what to think of magnetic therapy. Time to time new studies are made on both sides.

You can read about test made by the University of Virginia here, and make your own opinion. One thing is for sure, there are no studies stating that magnetic therapy may cause any harm, but tones of people saying the opposite. Maybe it is time to open our mind for those changes?

The researchers first found evidence to support this claim through research with laboratory rats. In their initial study, magnets of 70 milliTesla (mT) field strength—about 10 times the strength of the common refrigerator variety—were placed near the rat’s blood vessels. Quantitative measurements of blood vessel diameter were taken both before and after exposure to the static magnetic fields—the force created by the magnets. Morris and Skalak found that the force had a significant effect: the vessels that had been dilated constricted, and the constricted vessels dilated, implying that the magnetic field could induce vessel relaxation in tissues with constrained blood supply, ultimately increasing blood flow.
/Melissa Maki, University of Virginia/

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Antibiotics resistance

During the past centuries our medicines become more and more effective. But know it is turning out, that some of them have unforeseen side effects. For a while antibiotics seemed to be a cure-all. Now we are more careful with it, but it careful enough?
The government’s chief medical officer for England is warning us:

“The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation”

Read more here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21737844

Spring time, sport time!

Did you gain a few pounds during the winter? We all did!

The refreshing spring diet is an important part of our life, which is worth not to miss, but do not forget, diet is never enough! To get in a good shape you have to start exercising! It will not only make you feel better in your skin, but is also refreshing for your mind, helps to erase stress.

If this is not enough, here is a list of some benefits of exercising:
• reduces risk of heart disease
• reduces risk of high blood pressure
• decreases resting heart rate (so your heart doesn’t have to work as hard)
• increases bone density
• reduces risk of osteoporosis
• improves strength and stamina
• increases co-ordination and balance (especially important for older adults)
• improves flexibility
• improves respiration
• improves circulation
• helps to prevent constipation
• helps with weight control
• improves sense of well-being and reduces stress

To support your efforts for a healthier life, MPS provides a wide range of bracelets that fits a sporty lifestyle too. Click on the picture for more.

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And what, if you do not have time at all? Do not give up! It is also helpful if you move just a little bit more. There are some tricks you can build in even in your tight daily plans.
• Take the stairs instead of lifts or elevators.
• If you work in a large office, walk to talk to your colleagues, rather than picking up the phone.
• If you use buses, get off a stop or two earlier and walk.
• Don’t worry about finding a car park next to the supermarket or shop entrance. By the time you have found a close park you could have walked from a further, empty and less stressful space!
• For small amounts of shopping or other errands use a bicycle instead of the car, saving you money and the hassle of finding a park. If you live in a town, you will probably save time and if you live in the country you can enjoy the countryside.
• If you have a cordless phone, walk and talk.

Source: http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth/hliving/startoex.html