Monthly Archives: May 2011

Garlic overdose and “antidote”

An overdose of garlic, say 8 to 10 cloves per meal, as suggested, will tighten the prostate muscles, strengthen urination, and make you very healthy.  It will also kill all the bacteria in the feces and make it dry and … Continue reading

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Stiff back

Rarely, a person may suffer from a stiff back.  The entire back is stiff, inhibiting the person from bending forwards.  The person seems to be able to function almost normally in daily life.  The stiffness is felt but there is … Continue reading

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About pinching the little finger

In Chinese acupressure, there is a warning about pinching the little finger.  Do not pinch the little finger of a pregnant woman.  Pinching the little finger of a pregnant woman will cause an early birth by about a week to ten days.  This … Continue reading

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Constipation and bloating

Many have suffered from often painful constipation and bloating.  According to the Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary, constipation is the abnormally delayed or infrequent passage of usu. dry hardened feces, and bloating is the result in accumulation of gas in the digestive … Continue reading

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The bicycle and the rowboat

Many of us rode bicycles growing up. I prefer the bicycle, the rowboat, and the parallel bars as my exercise equipment.  I shun all other mechanical and motorized exercise equipment that are commercially available.  There is a good reason for … Continue reading

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Chinese herbal nomenclature

Many Chinese herbs have curious and interesting names.  However, they do not provide much information about the herbs themselves.  A study in Chinese herbal nomenclature has proven to be entertaining but less informative.  Here are some rather amusing ones. The … Continue reading

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ESP or ESC?

We know that humans and animals have ESP, extrasensory perception.  We know that telepathy is practiced by humans and is easily demonstrable.  What about ESC, extrasensory communication?  In the essay on “Communication and autism” I talked about the various levels … Continue reading

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