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Sexual impotence is a distressing condition which affects many sexually mature males, more commonly when they reach middle age. It can be caused by different factors that may be rooted in either physical or psychological conditions, or both. It can be treated by taking medications orally or through injections.

A Tree Root for Your Manly Root

A Tree Root for Your Manly RootSexual impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is a condition characterized by a man's repeated inability to obtain or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Erections are managed by two different mechanisms, the reflex and the psychogenic erection. Reflex erections are achieved by directly touching the male shaft. Psychogenic erections are achieved by erotic or emotional stimuli. Sexual impotence can be caused by psychological issues, stress, alcohol abuse, smoking, hormonal deficiency, or diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. When the underlying medical or psychological condition causing the sexual impotence is determined, the proper course of treatment will then be prescribed. Patients will have the option to take either testosterone injections, oral prescriptions, direct injections to the shaft, vacuum pumps, surgery, or in cases of psychological issues, counseling. Apart from those there are other, more unconventional treatments available, like herbal medicine, acupuncture, or experimental medicine. One of the most popular treatments for "sexual impotence" is the use of oral phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors such as Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil), and Levitra (vardenafil) which are reliable, non-invasive and conveniently packaged in pill form. PDE5 inhibitors work by relaxing smooth muscle tissue in the blood vessels of the penis enabling their dilation and increasing blood supply to the corpus cavernosum, which helps enable men to obtain and retain an erection. But these pills are not without their complications, and may cause a myriad of side effects. These medications are also hazardous for patients taking nitrate-based drugs or alpha-blockers, because drug interaction with PDE5 inhibitors can be fatal. But lately, another drug has been increasingly gaining a following among patients with sexual impotence. Yohimbine hydrochloride is a substance derived from the bark of the yohimbe evergreen tree, which grows in West Africa where it traditionally has been used as an aphrodisiac and sexual enhancer. It works by increasing the amount of blood that is allowed to flow into the penis and prevents blood from flowing out of the penis, thereby resulting in an erection. While the substance is naturally occurring in the tree's bark, the latter contains minimal amounts of yohimbine. In the United States it is sold in a standardized form that is available as a prescription drug for the treatment of male sexual impotence. It may come in capsule, tablet, liquid, or powder form. Yohimbine hydrochloride has not conclusively been proven to be an effective treatment for sexual impotence. However, some studies suggest that it may be most effective on men with mild erectile problems regardless of whether it was caused by an underlying physical or psychological condition. The drug itself does cause "side effects" like the other medications for sexual impotence. Among these side effects are dizziness; anxiety, irritability, or nervousness; tremors (shaking); headache; or skin flushing. Other, more dangerous side effects are an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); a very irregular or fast heartbeat; or confusion or unusual behavior. If any of these symptoms occur after ingesting the drug, medical attention should be sought immediately.

A New Disease of the Skin

A New Disease of the Skin

Occasionally in modern medicine, there are still actually new diseases. When a new disease is described, such as AIDS in the 1980s, it is remarkable how quickly the medical community attacks the problem, learns the cause, and starts to develop treatments. What once took decades, now takes only a few years. For example, the first cases of AIDS were being described in 1981 and by 1987 successful trials of the drug AZT had begun. A new disease in Dermatology:In 2000 the first report was published describing a new disease in dermatology and a group of fifteen patients who had it. The disease consisted of a hardening of the skin of the hands and feet in patients who had end-stage renal disease and who were receiving dialysis. The hardening of the skin was progressive in many patients causing loss of mobility of the joints, leaving them in pain and often unable to walk or use their fingers and hands. The cause was not dialysis, because dialysis has been around for decades and this disease, called nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD), was not seen until 2000. In 2005 a registry was created to track patients with this new disease and more than 170 cases had been reported or published. But the cause was still unknown, and there were no effective treatments for this horribly debilitating condition that often ended in death. A possible breakthrough:Then in mid-2006, The Danish Health Authority notified the FDA of 25 reported cases of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy from two European medical centers. All of these cases occurred in patients with renal failure who underwent MRI and received a single dose of a gadolinium-containing contrast agent. (Contrast agent is a chemical injected into the vein of a patient before undergoing MRI. The contrast highlights certain structures in the body on an MRI scan allowing the radiologist to see organs and other structures more clearly.) All of the patients developed NFD within 3 months after receiving the contrast. Worldwide, approximately 200 cases of NFD have now been reported. Efforts are underway to determine how many of these patients received gadolinium-containing contrast agents. There is still no cure and gadolinium-contrast is only an association and not yet a known cause of the disease. However, this new disease illustrates how the medical community of the world collaborates to tackle new diseases. .

Obesity and Poor Male Sexual Health

Obesity and Poor Male Sexual Health

Obesity is one of the reasons why a lot of people suffer from many health ailments. Being obese or having too much fat than what the human body needs can lead to many health conditions like type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep apnea, and stroke. Moreover, obese men are at high risk of developing blood vessel blockage that may cause erectile dysfunction (ED) and hamper their sexual health. Studies show that over 80 percent of men who reported having experienced ED were overweight or obese. These conditions may affect the achievement or sustainment of an erection because of the impact on the complex interaction of sensory information, nerves, blood vessels, and hormones. The vascular tissues of the blood needs to be filled with blood after the nerves have carried sexual stimulation messages to the brain. ED occurs when the body experiences a disruption in any of the factors that leads to an erection. One of the disruptions that may occur is the blockage of arteries that deliver blood to the tissues of the penis. Aside from excessive weight and fat in the body, other obesity-linked factors that adversely affects a person's health include the presence of high blood pressure, high levels of trigylycerides, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or the accumulation of bad cholesterol which is also associated with low levels of high-density lipoprotein. Because of these dangers, it is important to determine the right amount of body fat that a person can have at any given time. Many health professionals use the body mass index (BMI) to determine if individuals are carrying too much fat. It is based on one's height and waist, and estimates whether one's weight is healthy or not, and if one is overweight and obese. These health experts say that a healthy BMI for individuals is between 19 and 26. A BMI of 27 to 30 is regarded as overweight, while 30 above is classified as obese. If one's BMI is below 19, it may lead to health problems like osteoporosis, malnutrition, liver disease, and inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestines. BMI applies to individuals, regardless of their sex, age, frame size or muscle mass. Many health and relationship specialists suggest the following steps to overcoming obesity and for improving "sexual health" :Meet up with a doctor and get information regarding safe diet pills, surgeries, or diet plans available for addressing obesity.Change or remove every food item in your diet which makes you fat. Motivate yourself and engage in regular exercise and outdoor activities. Talk to your partner about your performance problem and work out a plan to solve it together. Find out simpler ways to make love. Position yourself in such a way that your partner doesn't feel suffocated. Give each other emotional support.Overweight and obese men should remember that there are no shortcuts to good health. People who are overweight or obese should consider in a change in lifestyle and food regimen. Doctors and other health professionals should be consulted to develop a plan that might work for certain individuals. Men with weight problems must start and maintain an exercise program to shed of unwanted pounds and improve cardiovascular health. Improvements in these areas may lead to improved overall health, enhanced well-being, and optimum sexual health.

Anabolic Steroids Good, Bad, and Ugly!

Anabolic Steroids  Good, Bad, and Ugly!

You are not wrong, if you dub anabolic steroids good, bad, and ugly. Anabolic steroids certainly are mix of good, bad, and ugly features. They have good points, which often are eclipsed by bad and ugly traits. Lets evaluate the good, bad, and ugly characteristics of "anabolic steroids" . Anabolic steroids are the synthetic derivatives of testosterone a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes and responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics. Often, these steroids are medically prescribed as part of a regimen to help restoring strength in aging men and women.Anabolic Steroids are also extensively used in treating various medical conditions, such as, hypogonadism, delayed puberty, and some types of impotence. They are also used against several chronic wasting diseases, such as AIDS and Cancer.Dr. Alan Mintz, the founder of the Las Vegas-based Cenegenics Medical Institute, opines that anabolic steroids are wonderful medicines, which give power to the aging people to help them live healthy life in later years. The doctor believes that anabolic steroids have great benefit, if they are taken or used in right way. However, anabolic steroids are often used as performance enhancing drugs in various sports fields. They are commonly used by pro bodybuilders, weightlifters, and other jocks. Anabolic steroids are also used by young boys and girls for various cosmetic purposes. Dr. Alan Mintz however opines that hormonal overload in a healthy body can lead to serious health and ethical issues. He believes that 20-25 years old young people do not anabolic steroids. The drugs are good, if the people using them are not able to produce testosterone naturally in their bodies. However, there are several side effects and health problems that these drugs can cause, if they are abused. Some of the side effects include premature balding or hair loss, dizziness, mood swings (anger, depression and aggression), hallucinations, extreme feelings of mistrust or fear, sleeping problems, vomiting and nausea, trembling, high blood pressure, aching joints, jaundice, liver damage, urinary problems, shortening of the final adult height, increased risk of developing heart disease, and strokes. But, studies have proved that steroids taken in low doses do not cause health problems. Steroids are good, but they become bad and ugly, if they are abused or overused. The concern I have is that hysteria over steroids use will cause people to lose sight of the potential good side of these hormones. It's really going to scare people away from their legitimate medical use, says Dr. John Baxter, the former president of the Endocrine Society & the professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.

Adventures with Hypnosis

In 1949, I had a real problem with a dental phobia. Four dentists had turned me down as a patient. I had two abscessed teeth and a mouthful of other cavities. My dental phobia was so bad that it had forced me to go to a hospital some years earlier in order to have three abscessed teeth removed while I was unconscious. I went to a dental convention where I found the recommended dentist who did hypnosis. He couldn't work on my teeth, but he said he thought he could help me. So, at the lunch break, I went to his room with several other dentists, and he hypnotized me with a standard induction technique. Then, he taught me a psychological trick of relaxation. If I raised my left hand whenever I felt my right hand becoming a fist, indicating tension, the dentist would stop, and I would relax my right hand, and lower my left hand.) I didn't believe it would work, but I made an appointment with the last dentist who had turned me down and had recommended hypnosis.For the first few minutes, I kept raising my left hand, and he stopped immediately. After that, I didn't need to raise my left hand much at all, and he worked fast.He pulled the two bad teeth, and drilled and filled a dozen more in one single hour and half session. I had Novocain for the bad ones, and didn't need it for the others. Both the dentist and I were amazed at this, and he asked if I were really twinsTo me, a 22-year-old engineering student, this was a genuine miracle, and I started to learn all I could about this miracle cure. I read everything I could find, from the 1700's literature about Mesmer, Coue, etc, up to Erickson, Barber, etc.I became an electronic engineer, and pursued this as my major career, but my avocation continued to be hypnosis, and by extension, psychology. (Much of behavior psychology is similar to hypnosis). I used it professionally, taught it in a major university to doctors, and continued to learn about it. I performed some shows, and considered a career as a stage hypnotist, but was more interested in using it for helping people, as it had helped me. In 1979, I left electronic engineering, and turned to psychology. I went back and obtained a Doctorate in Psychology based on my education, life experience, and my doctoral dissertation. I became a successful Behaviorist Psychologist for years in private practice in Florida. I gradually converted to an Orthomolecular practice when I found that these types of therapies worked better than any talk therapy, although talk therapy is sometimes useful as well. Hypnotic RelaxationDuring this many years of study, and later career as a psychologist, I realized that what that original dentist who hypnotized me had actually done. With hypnosis, he had simply given me a new conscious tool of relaxation. Using this simple tool, I could actually change something in my unconscious called a phobia. It wasn't really a miracle, though I had thought so at the time. Adding this knowledge to my knowledge of Pavlovian conditioning responses, I came up with what I called the Bate Relaxation Technique. This is very simple, yet it can be very powerful - much more powerful than most realize because of its simplicity. It starts with a general hypnotic induction technique of relaxing the body muscles, starting with the toes and going up to the scalp and face. Then, in a state of muscle relaxation, ask the subject to visualize a very beautiful relaxing scene he/she is in. Describe the scene. Ask them to concentrate on how beautiful and very relaxing it is.Then, ask the subject to memorize the feelings of relaxation and concentration they are feeling at that time. Have them put these feelings into their memory like a photograph. Then, give them a post-hypnotic suggestion that they can now recall those feeling any time they simply count to three. End the session, and have the subject stand up, take a deep breath and simply count to three. It's simply amazing how the shoulders often slump 2-3 inches or some other muscles that the subject usually tenses from stress relax. I describe the strange feeling as sort of a blah feeling. (As subjects stand up from the session, their normal pattern of muscle stress takes effect, and the instant relaxation is definitely experienced.) I then tell the subject that they now have the pattern, but it up to them to use it often, several times a day, even if not needed, for the next week or so. This will set this pattern into their unconscious as a conditioned response. (Remember Pavlov's dog?) Now, they have the same tool I got from the original dentist, but it is much more enhanced and valuable. It instantly relieves stress of any kind. Driving a car a long distance is very stressful. My wife and I recently drove over 20 hours straight thru, with me driving about 14 of those hours. At 78 years old, that's not usual. The secret - we both simply count to three every so often and are able to relax behind the wheel. Muscle tension is very tiring, and few are able to relax this muscle tension behind the wheel.This relaxation technique is very useful in many ways in helping to solve psychological problems of phobias, compulsions, and even some serious physical problems. I was able to solve dozens of Asthma problems in all persons between 7 and 15 years old, and was often successful with older persons as well. (Kids in this age range are very suggestible; some adults are too cynical.)The system is simple, but effective. First, teach the relaxation. Then, have the patient emulate a really bad asthma attack. Come on, get really bad, your throat is closing more and more. It's getting worse and worse. When the patient really starts to become in distress, say, Now, count to three. As he gets to three, he relaxes, and says, Now, it's gone, and you are in control. Many years ago, I did this routine on the 14-year-old son of lifelong friends. When I was visiting them a few years ago, I walked into the store of the son, and he recognized me immediately. I was surprised as it had been over 20 years since he had seen me. He said, Do you think I could ever forget the man who cured my Asthma?It was another great day for my ego.There's nothing magical or even mysterious about it. All you are doing is teaching a new trick to the unconscious mind. This trick of instant relaxation is learned as a conditioned response by repetition and use. It becomes a tool for the conscious mind to use in all types of situations to reduce stress. As everybody knows, stress ages us, diminishes the immune system, and helps to kill us. The various forms of yoga and other meditation techniques are similar, yet different. They relieve stress of course, but are of little use in immediate stressful situations. This relaxation is immediate. This also can be used for self-hypnosis, positive statements and visualizations.I also used it for patients that wanted to stop smoking as a substitute for that instant craving that comes to an addicted smoker. One idea makes a lot of people afraid of hypnosis. The idea that another person has control over them, and can make them do literally anything. Every experiment ever conducted has shown that this is simply not true. Hypnosis cannot force a person to do anything that is against his/her moral code. The unconscious mind is very protective, and is what we are working with either with hypnosis or subliminal training. There is some possibility of indirect misuse of hypnosis. I once witnessed a hypnotist demonstrating this. He had a very attractive woman who was very hypnotizable (instantly into somnambulism by snapping his fingers). He hypnotized her, and told her to take off her clothes. She awoke instantly and was embarrassed, but had no conscious memory of why. He then hypnotized her again, and this time, told her that she was at home in her bathroom with the door closed, and she was going to take a bath. She calmly started to take off her clothes. He stopped her before she got too far, but she was obviously going to completely strip. It was interesting how he stopped her. He told her that someone had come into her home, and was near the bathroom door. She said, Don't come in. I'm not dressed. He then had her get dressed, and woke her. She had no memory of the incident. When I was a young man, I had a girlfriend who I had sex with once or twice. And she had been hypnotized several times as well. One night I wanted sex, but she didn't. I used the cue that hypnotized her, but to no avail. She refused, even hypnotized. So, the idea that someone can make you do something you do not want to do is false. I can testify to that personally. Our unconscious mind is very protective of us in all ways, even though some ways may be wrong. Of course, if you work with either hypnosis or subliminal training, or virtually any type of serious psychology you have to be aware of the unconscious mind, as that entity is always what you are trying to influence. Hypnotic Age RegressionThis is a very useful tool for a psychologist, or, for that matter, any doctor of any stripe. Under even light hypnosis, it can be used to pull details from the life of the patient that he/she has forgotten consciously. (The unconscious memory has everything in it.) There are several tricks of the trade involved. After my Relaxation Technique, I used a deepening technique that went something like this, Now, I want you to imagine and visualize yourself going down an escalator as I count to ten. One, imagine yourself stepping on and feeling the steps form under your feet. Two, as you move down, relax even more. Three, as you go down further, concentrate more and more. Four, and as you relax more, you can concentrate more. Five, this positive circle of concentration and relaxation continues as you move down.Continue with similar repetitions thru nine, and then, Ten, step off the escalator into a room. This room is yours alone. It is only in your mind, and no one else can ever get into it. You can make it anything you want. In this room, you can do anything or visualize anything that will help you to be a better person. In this room you can remember anything you want.Next, I would start the questioning. For example, a man came to me to try to find a lost valuable diamond engagement ring. He and his fianc had broken up, and she had returned the ring to him. He remembered taking the ring, but when he got home, he couldn't find it at all. I did the above technique, and then started.I said. I want to you to go back in time to the moment when she handed you the ring. Where were you and she at that time?He replied, We were in her living room.Alright, see yourself taking the ring. What did you do with it?He said, I'm putting it into my small watch pocket of my jeans.OK, now you are leaving her. What happened next?I'm getting into my car, and driving homeGood, what happens next?I'm going into my bedroom, and changing clothes.Why?I have to go to a baseball presentation dinner.OK, what did you do with your jeans?Oh NO! I had put them in the washer!That was the story. He went home and found the ring stuck in the washer. (The usual story of such is that it gets caught in the U drain under a sink.) This illustrates the value of age regression as a memory aid.Of course, it's also useful to uncover the beginnings of phobias and compulsions. A woman came to me with a cat phobia and asthma. I did the usual as above, and with a couple of other useful techniques found the problem. One trick is to say, OK, now you are going back in time. It is your 15th birthday. You are awake in that morning. Do you have asthma?She replied, yes. (She had earlier said on intake questioning that her asthma had started very early. I start well past that so as to get the patient used to going back.)Ok, now you are ten years old, just waking up on your birthday. Do you have asthma now? Same answer.OK, you are now five years old, on your birthday. Do you have asthma now? Same answer I worked back thru 4 and 3 and 2, 1, and started back in months. I got to the ninth month, and she didn't have asthma. Still she had no memory of anything that was related. So, I went to her tenth month, and went backwards, day to day with the same question. I got to the day when she did have asthma. Now I asked her, What happened to you during the last day that caused you to have asthma? I am going to count to three, and when I get to three, you will remember everything. One, you're starting to remember. Two, memory is coming back. Three, you now remember everything.She then related, I was lying on my back in a crib, and the cat jumped into the crib, and lay across my mouth. I couldn't breathe, or call out, and I was scared. I don't know what happened, but I think I hit the cat, and she went off me.It was two birds with one stone. Cat phobia, and asthma caused at that point. Asthma is often a protective device used to keep oxygen in the body. Most can easily breath in but have real problems breathing out. This was her case. Then, we get to the really interesting part. Age regression to past lives. As an agnostic, I don't really know if the many stories I have heard from many persons are true, or something from the universal mind or what?Probably the single most impressive story is from the man who came to me with two lifelong phobias that he had had since earliest memory. He was deathly afraid of fire and water. He thought that these phobias might be from past lives, and asked me to try to find out. He was easily hypnotizable, and with little urging went back thru birth to the previous life. He had been a circus clown, and been burned to death in a circus fire. It was then simple to go back to a previous life to that. It seems that he had stolen a horse, and was caught. The vigilantes didn't have a tree, so they hanged him from a bridge. The rope broke, and he drowned. Of course, it took much more time to go thru, and some suggestions from me. He was cured according to a phone call a week later.I've had several such interesting cases. Another was fascinating to me. Under hypnosis, a man kept saying, All I can see is a bird. I kept after him about this bird for 10 or more minutes, but he couldn't see much more than this bird. Finally, he said, It's a black bird, and it's on my shield. I pressed him harder about his shield, and did he have a sword and a horse. He suddenly screamed, There's blood all around me, and all over me and my horse. I'm killing people all around with my sword, and they're trying to kill me! I questioned him closely, and it became evident that the date was 1066 at the battle of Hastings as the Normans conquered England.Is the story true? I cannot say with any certainty, but it was impressive.When I gave seminars and talks on hypnosis, I usually finished with doing my Relaxation Technique, and my deepening. Then, I would say, In your room, sitting comfortably, I want you to let your mind go out of your body. Let it go out into space, and as you see earth behind you as that familiar blue and white marble, see space as almost velvety, with stars and planets being very clear and steady. It's really beautiful out here in space. Now, you are coming to a white cloud that is getting bigger and bigger, and you are now entering it. On the other side, there is another blue marble world. As you approach, it looks like Earth, but as you get really close, you see no huge cities, but beautiful parks and lovely buildings that seem to be a part of the landscape. As you come to it, and walk about, you notice that the people are all friendly, and the animals are all friendly, and the gardens and parks all around are simply the loveliest you have ever seen. You are filled with the same sort of happiness that it seems everybody there has. You are at peace with yourself and that place.Now, it's time to leave, and we are going back into space again. Ahead of us is that same white cloud, and this time, as we enter it, we make a left turn, and we are now going back in time. The year is 1700 on Earth, and as we come back to Earth in that time, we are going to each go into a body in that time and place. I want you to look at your feet, and your clothes, and your surroundings, and have a sense of who you are in that body. Now, it's time to return. We are leaving this time and place, and going back thru that white cloud, and back to that blue marble of earth, and back to that comfortable seat, and into your own body again. As I count to three backwards, you are gong to awaken, not drowsy or sleepy or affected by my voice at all, and you will remember everything you experienced.Then, I count, Three, two, one, awake fully awake. Now, how many persons really experienced that beautiful planet? About a third or more really did visualize it clearly. (A few were somewhat angry with me for not leaving them longer!) Then I asked, Now, how many persons experienced themselves in 1700? Surprisingly, about one third had very good and clear visualizations. One woman was indignant I had bare feet, and scratched legs, and I was a serving woman. She had a very high opinion of herself in this life obviously. Needless to say, these stories were very interesting, and varied. One woman impressed me with, I was in a dark place waiting to be born.Of course, such stories do not prove anything. They could be products of imagination, or simply scraps of something from the unconscious or universal mind. However, or whatever they are, taken in bulk from honest persons with no known vested interest, they do prove something beyond our conscious knowledge. An Impossible StoryHere's a true story that is unbelievable to many people. In reading about hypnosis, I came across an article where a professional hypnotist had claimed that he had been able to increase a woman's breast size using hypnosis. I dismissed that claim until in 1978; I read an article by Dr Ted X. Barber in the Journal of Clinical Hypnosis about hypnotic phenomena. This article discussed many different "hypnotic phenomena" , including several experiments at several different colleges that had all done a similar experiment. As I recall (at this much later date), each college used 8-12 women, all of whom were somewhat flat chested, and all wanted larger breasts.All were carefully measured, above and below the actual breasts, and across them at the nipples. Once a week for 12 weeks, they were hypnotized as a group, and told to visualize things like, See yourself in a mirror naked with larger breasts. Admire your larger breasts. See how good they look, and how good you feel with them. Now, see yourself dressed in a very becoming dress, and how well it looks on you with your new breasts. It increases your self-confidence as well. These comments were repeated several times. As I recall, the average for all of the various experiments was that 80% actually increased their breast size, and the average increase was 2.1 inches.Let's take another deeper look at this. The average success rate for losing weight by hypnosis is considered to be less than 65%. In other less reported breast size experiments, DECREASING breast size in women with overly large breasts, the success rate was negligible. In addition, this suggestion is specific - add body cells to a certain part of the body only! We have no knowledge if actual mammary cells were added, or only fat cells, but still!!! I've won two bets from other psychologists that this story was published in a reputable scientific journal. I made a hypnosis tape specifically for breast enlargement, and heard for a few of the women who purchased it that it did indeed work for them. Unfortunately, few people report either success or failure. Why doesn't hypnosis work better on the lesser task of losing weight, or losing breast weight? The explanation is difficult, but in my experience the social advantage to women of large breasts inhibits the unconscious from losing this advantage. Some women are punishing their selves (or their husbands) by being fat. (Sort of love me for me, not for my body). Motives of the unconscious mind are often murky and difficult for our conscious minds to understand. The computer analogy of garbage in - garbage out applies here. Harmful Unconscious IdeasThe unconscious mind can be a force for good or bad. It apparently doesn't discriminate - again like a computer. If a virus gets in, it can distort many other programs in different ways.Let's examine a very illustrative case. A woman brought in her 8 year old boy for hypnosis for bedwetting. I did the usual direct suggestion, and told her to keep him off all milk products for at least a week. Two days later, she and her son were back. No success. This time, I did age regression hypnosis. He went back (with a little urging) to when he was 4. He was in bed almost asleep when he heard someone trying to get in his window. He was so scared that he wet himself, and cried out. The burglar (real or imagined) left. The unconscious logic to this boy - urination protects from intruders in night. It wasn't difficult to remove this logic (computer virus), and his mother said that he hadn't wet again a few months later.The great master of hypnotic therapy, Milton Erickson, once had an almost comic situation that he solved in a unique way. It seems that a recently married couple came to him because each was a bed wetter. On their honeymoon, the bed was wet each morning, and each thought the other was very thoughtful in not mentioning it. After a few days, they each confessed and came to Erickson.He made them agree to do exactly what he said, and then told them to kneel on the bed when they were ready for sleep and each had to urinate, and then sleep in it. They came back several days later, and they had kept their word. He then told them, Since you did as I told you, tonight you can go to bed normally without the urination, and come back tomorrow. The next day, they said the bed was dry in the morning, so he allowed them another dry night. Then another, and then he declared them cured.These two stories illustrate the immense power of the unconscious for both good and bad. One of the major jobs of the unconscious mind is to protect the physical body (home of the unconscious mind) from harm. If a threat is perceived whether real or imaginary, it goes into action, even if the action may be harmful to itself. Phil Bate PhD - Retired Orthomolecular PsychologistInventor and Patent Pending Holder forBrain Wave Amplitude Changing via Auditory Traininghttp://BateAudio.comhttp://Alternate-Health.com

Is Binge Eating Making You Feel Alone?

If you have Binge Eating Disorder, you understand the feelings of loneliness. You know what it is like to live in a secret world that no one knows about. You have a big secret, but no one is allowed to see that side of you.At restaurants with friends, you order just the right amount of food and cant finish it all because you are so full. Little do your friends know that you had already eaten enough food for three people just two hours before meeting them for another dinner.You talk to your friends about why you are overweight. You dont know why, you say. They are just as stumped as you are. They see what you eat and it is small portions. Not even unhealthy foods most of the time.But what they dont know is that you have Binge Eating Disorder. You have something that is constantly looming over your head. Food. Food is a dream and a nightmare mixed into one. Food makes you feel better and then makes you feel worthless the very next minute.You dont want to let your friends into your secret world though. This is your world and they will not understand. They may just tell you to stop eating so much. They wont understand.But, if they are your friends, they will understand. You cannot let any self-limiting beliefs stand in your way anymore. Your friends love you and will stand by your side when asked for help. You mean everything to them.The first step that you can take is to tell someone that you trust. Stop dealing with this big problem on your own. Ask a friend to just listen to you when you need them. Often talking about problems and just getting things off of your chest will make you feel so much better. Plus, if you are hanging out with someone and talking about it, you are less likely to turn to food. It isnt as available and you are not alone. You are forcing yourself out of your comfort zone and that is okay. Get help and find a trusted confidant. Expose your secret world to them little by little, or by however feels right to you. Listen to yourself and let that be the judge. Once they know where you are coming from, they will be able to help you to where you hope to go in the future. Dont let binge eating disorder get the best of you; seek a friend to talk to and watch you start to feel better about yourself and your situation.By: Kristin Gerstleyhttp://www.endbingeeating.comNotice to publishers: you have rights to republish this article on your website as long as you keep all links in tact and clickable. Thank you.

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Sexual impotence is a distressing condition which affects many sexually mature males, more commonly when they reach middle age. It can be caused by different factors that may be rooted in either physical or psychological conditions, or both. It can be treated by taking medications orally or through injections.