[PSY] -Understand our beliefs

What’s a belief ?

A belief could be defined as an idea, dogma, opinion accepted as True, without proof. Holding (something) as an opinion; think.

As Humans, we are holding a thousand even a billion of beliefs. Our society, family, cultural environment etc. gave us their beliefs we are holding now.

Example : Reptilians are on Earth, God create us, Animals are less important than Humans, God doesn’t exist only science is true, Socialism is good, people are stupid, I am ugly, I am a nice person etc …

What the matter doctor ?

The problems with our beliefs …they are Beliefs !

Not even true not … even wrong.

They are no more than stories !

One way to go through our believes is Experience.

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How to experience my beliefs ?

Some beliefs can be useful, they can help us to survive. If you believe a lion can eat you, even if you never experience it, you won’t try it because your life can be in danger. Experiences is not essential.

According to my opinion their are 3 types of beliefs :

  • Religious / Political / Spiritual

Our world is running by religion and political beliefs. It is a very hard subject to treat because this beliefs are very strong and it is hard to get separate of it. If you want to get rid of this beliefs you will have to be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid of death !

  • Social / physical

I won’t achieve it, I am ugly, not intelligent, people are better than me … Does it remember you something ?

We are living in a society which do not carry people up. Which is promoting perfection, and uniformity. You will never be perfect for people.

You are not bad, no one is , you are just WHO YOU ARE. With you qualities and failures. Your goal is to find who you are and stop believing what people think you are (even nice things !)

  • Scientific

It is very hard to experience scientific believes. We all believe Earth planet is a sphere. But how to experience it ? Buying a ticket to space ? We do not all have the knowledge to understand science.

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So … How to deal with the unknown ?

We are not always able to experience belief. It why we should always DOUBT.

Doubt on everything and anything. Doubt when you think is wrong and when you think it can’t be something else than true.

Never believe something at 99%. Always doubt !

Doubt on me, science, religion, psychology, nature, politicians, traditions, anyone and anything.

Advice 1 – Create your own scale according to YOUR OWN experience.

Example : Aliens exist – True : 65% / False : 35%

Advice 2 – Write a list of all your believes. It will take time but it will help you to settle down all your thought, mind stories and getting rid of it.

Advice 3 – Don’t be afraid of the unknown and of yourself. What you will find is fantastic !

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Always doubt !

Much Love

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Sources

Actualized.org (EN)

Manual of Psychomagic – Alejandro Jodorowsky (FR) / (EN)

Conversation with God / Friendship with God – Neale Donald Walsch (FR) / (EN)

[GRWM] – Mind Map’ your ideas

According to Wikipedia :

A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole. It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.

It is very useful in personal development

 

The term “mind map” was first popularized by Tony Buzan (British psychologist).

Buzan suggests the following guidelines for creating mind maps:

  1. Start in the center with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colors.
  2. Use images, symbols, codes, and dimensions throughout your mind map.
  3. Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters.
  4. Each word/image is best alone and sitting on its own line.
  5. The lines should be connected, starting from the central image. The lines become thinner as they radiate out from the center.
  6. Make the lines the same length as the word/image they support.
  7. Use multiple colors throughout the mind map, for visual stimulation and also for encoding or grouping.
  8. Develop your own personal style of mind mapping.
  9. Use emphasis and show associations in your mind map.
  10. Keep the mind map clear by using radial hierarchy or outlines to embrace your branches.

You can use it as a support for study, to solve a problem, organizing ideas, making decision, personal development, teaching etc.

This is my Mind Map about : Why I choose Veganism …

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Develop your capacities

Much Love

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Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map (EN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z–R6mRtcjE (FR)

[HOAX] – What’s in your plat ?

We know how our solar system is working. We know how to build planes. We know how to save Humans and Animals life by medicines but …

We don’t know how to feed ourselves !

While, a part of the Human population is starving, another one is overweight, obese.

We do not know how our body is working -What we need, how we are processing food, how what we are eating is affecting our body and mind.

Over consumption, vitamins, special diets as gluten free diet, energy. Many words and believes.

Let’s try to clarify it.

Energy

Energy is not a nutrient but is required in the body for metabolic processes, physiological functions, muscular activity, heat production, growth and synthesis of new tissues. It is released from food components by oxidation. The main sources of energy are carbohydrates, proteins, fats.

Nutrients

Macronutrient

Macronutrients are defined as a class of chemical compounds which humans consume in the largest quantities.

There are three primary macronutrients :

#  Carbohydrates

A carbohydrate is a component of food that supplies energy (calories) to the body. Foods such as rice, pasta, grain, potatoes and processed sweets contain carbohydrates.

#  Protein

Protein is an essential nutrient in the diet, being used to manufacture body proteins that have important structural and functional roles. Structural proteins are needed to build connective tissue, cell membranes and muscle cells.

Warning

Meats, fishes and animals products are not the only source of protein !

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Vegetables proteins :

Spinach, lentils, beans (like kidney, soy beans/soy milk), tofu, nuts or seeds (chia seed for example), broccolis, avocado, sweet potatoes …

# Fats

There is 3 types of fats :

  • Saturated fats

Saturated fats can increased risks of heart disease and high blood cholesterol levels.

You find saturated fats in :

Animals and their products : Dairy foods – such as butter, cream, milk and cheese, meat, palm oil, margarine

Industrial foods : Deep fried and high fat take away foods (chips, pizza, hamburgers), cakes and biscuits, pastries and pies

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  • Unsaturated fats

Unsaturated fats are an important part of a healthy diet. They are helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol levels.

Polyunsaturated fats: omega-3 fats (chia seeds, flax) and omega-6 fats (nuts, sunflower oil for example)

Monounsaturated fats: You can find them in olive and canola oil, avocados and some nuts, almonds.

  • Trans fats

Eating trans fats increases the levels of bad cholesterol and decreases the levels of good cholesterol in the body which is a major risk factor for heart disease.

Trans fats are found in many industrials food or butter.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a type of fat found in food, but also in our blood. Cholesterol has many important functions in the body but having high levels of the wrong type of cholesterol in the blood increases heart disease risk.

It was once thought that eating too many cholesterol-containing foods (such as eggs) was the major dietary cause of high blood cholesterol level.

Sugar

There is 2 types of sugar :

  • Natural sugar or fructose (you can find it in fruits, vegies – or honey for omnivorous)
  • Free sugar or sucrose (white or brown) – Saccharose or sucrose is an obsolete name for sugars in general.

Natural sugar is very useful for your body, it gives you energy during the day. (Glucose)

But sucrose … not really.

According to WHO, sucrose should compose less than 10% of the total energy intake per day (2002 study). About 6 teaspoons for an adult (with a normal BMI – Body Mass Index).

The real problem with sucrose … Is everywhere : candies, chocolates, frozen products, ready meals, sauces like ketchup, sodas etc.

For example :  ketchup (for 1tablespoon) = 4 grams (1 teaspoon) // can soda = 40 grams (10 teaspoons !)

Warning !

An over sugar consumption could cause obesity, diabetes and/or dental carries.

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Micronutrient

Vitamins and minerals

Called micronutrients because they are needed only in minuscule amounts, these substances are the “magic wands” that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other substances essential for proper growth and development.

# Vitamin

Vitamins are organic components in food that are needed in very small amounts for growth and for maintaining good health.

Essential Vitamins
Vitamin What It Does For The Body
Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) Promotes growth and repair of body tissues; reduces susceptibility to infections; aids in bone and teeth formation; maintains smooth skin
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin) Promotes growth and muscle tone; aids in the proper functioning of the muscles, heart, and nervous system; assists in digestion of carbohydrates
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) Maintains good vision and healthy skin, hair, and nails; assists in formation of antibodies and red blood cells; aids in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism
Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide) Reduces cholesterol levels in the blood; maintains healthy skin, tongue, and digestive system; improves blood circulation; increases energy
Vitamin B-5 Fortifies white blood cells; helps the body’s resistance to stress; builds cells
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) Aids in the synthesis and breakdown of amino acids and the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates; supports the central nervous system; maintains healthy skin
Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamin)

Important for vegan (Hard to find in western food, B12  is still presents in meats and animals products because animals are feeding with B12 supplement and others vitamins)

Promotes growth in children; prevents anemia by regenerating red blood cells; aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins; maintains healthy nervous system
Biotin Aids in the metabolism of proteins and fats; promotes healthy skin
Choline Folic Acid (Folate, Folacin) Helps the liver eliminate toxins Promotes the growth and reproduction of body cells; aids in the formation of red blood cells and bone marrow
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) One of the major antioxidants; essential for healthy teeth, gums, and bones; helps to heal wounds, fractures, and scar tissue; builds resistance to infections; assists in the prevention and treatment of the common cold; prevents scurvy
Vitamin D Improves the absorption of calcium and phosphorous (essential in the formation of healthy bones and teeth) maintains nervous system
Vitamin E A major antioxidant; supplies oxygen to blood; provides nourishment to cells; prevents blood clots; slows cellular aging
Vitamin K (Menadione) Prevents internal bleeding; reduces heavy menstrual flow

Source (EN)

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Vitamins

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# Minerals

You will find all minerals we need here : https://healthy-kids.com.au/food-nutrition/nutrients-in-food/vitamins-minerals/

I would like to develop only 2 points.

# Calcium

Calcium is essential for building strong healthy bones and teeth, helping muscle contraction and nerve function and blood clotting.

Most of the time we are thinking : Calcium = Lactose (sugar) = Milk / milk products

Well … NO !

You can find calcium in many others products :

  • Wholegrains
  • Tofu and soy fortified drinks
  • Broccoli
  • Almonds

Warning !

Mammals lose their ability to digest milk sugar as they get older.

Adults don’t need milk !

Salt

Salt or sodium is important to control nerve impulse transmission and it is helpful to maintain water balance.

WHO recommend 5g/day (just under 1 teaspoon) but most of the people consume 9-12g/day !

And like many other things, overconsuming salt can cause diseases !

Gluten free diet

This specific diet is concerning people with celiac disease. It is a food intolerance, to Gluten (a protein), which can provoke : diarrhea, anaemia, bone pain etc. You have to consult and being test by a doctor to confirm the diagnostic.

You find gluten protein in : wheat, barley and ry (and all their species and hybrids – and sometimes oats)

There is no reason for healthy people to eat gluten free even if it is popular. Some people are feeling healthier, lighter after starting a gluten free diet, it is maybe because their previous diet wasn’t healthy. They were probably eating too much gluten and not enough veggies, fruits etc.

Vegan diet

I am not gonna explain you here why veganism is a good diet and also a great way of thinking and acting. (Many people explain it better than me)

If you want to know more about veganism, you can have a look on my first post :

https://alittlecactus.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/hoax-vegetarianvegan-what-is-truth/

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Raw food – associate to veganism

A raw vegan diet consists of unprocessed, raw plant foods, that have not been heated above 40–49 C (104–120F). A raw foodist thinks that foods cooked above this temperature have lost much of their nutritional value.

I couldn’t find any studies about that, so be aware ! But why not ?! It can’t be bad 🙂

Alkaline food

What is Alkaline ? Alkaline foods are different foods such as some fruits or vegies etc. which are helping us to maintain our neutral PH. On the other side, sugar, meat, dairy products and many others are acid foods.

PH ? Yes … Our human body has a PH and we have to keep it between 7,35 and 7,45. Lower or higher, it could affect your health.

Why alkaline food ? Because our western diet is too acid (meat, dairy products, sugar, alcohol etc.) and it is hard to keep our natural balance.

We have to maintain our level between acid foods and alkaline foods.

If you are not sure about your balance, is there a list a alkaline foods :

  • Vegetables – such as asparagus, artichokes, cabbage, lettuce, onion, cauliflower, radish, swedes, peas, zucchini, leeks, watercress, spinach, turnip, chives, carrots, beans, beetroot, garlic, celery, grasses, cucumber, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts
  • Fruits – but only lemon, lime, avocado, tomato, grapefruit, watermelon, and rhubarb. Other fruits are classified as being acidic.
  • Drinks – such as “green drinks”, fresh vegetable juices, pure water, lemon water, herbal tea, vegetable broth, unsweetened soy milk, and almond milk
  • Seeds, Nuts and Grains – such as almonds, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, flax, buckwheat, spelt, lentils, cumin seeds, and any sprouted seed.
  • Fats and Oils – such as flax, hemp, avocado, olive, evening primrose, and borage
  • Other foods – such as sprouts (e.g. alfalfa, mung bean, chickpea etc), hummus, and tahini 

Read more (EN) 

http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/Alkaline_Foods#ixzz4NtSPoRYt

So, what’s an healthy diet ?

According to me we should :

– Drink a lot of Water, a LOT ! 1,5L per day for an adult

– Off course, Veganism !

Vegies and fruits, between 50%-70% of your diet, each meal !

– Don’t forget cereals, rice, pasta, bread for the energy (especially if you are doing exercise) and proteins !

– Legumes, seeds, beans can be had in one or two meals. It is the same for substitute products such as soy milk etc.

– Fats : oils, nuts but also a bit of salt or even a piece of cake if you like it 🙂

-Maybe raw foods (if you have any good sources – thanks to share)

– Keep your natural PH level

You can visual it thanks to the vegan food pyramid :

http://veganfoodpyramid.com/

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You are what you are eating

Much Love

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Sources (EN)

Energy

https://www.nrv.gov.au/dietary-energy

Macronutrients / Carbohydrates

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_macronutrients

Protein

http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition/factsheets/basics/protein_-_how_much

Cholesterol

https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/food-essentials/fat-salt-sugars-and-alcohol/fat

Vitamins

http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/micronutrients/en/

B12

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_B12

http://www.bupa.com.au/health-and-wellness/health-information/az-health-information/vitamin-b12-deficiency-anaemia

Protein / Red meat

http://who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2015/processed-meat-cancer/en/

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/5-things-to-know-about-the-who-s-meat-report-1.2628760

http://time.com/4086858/who-meat-cancer/

Sugar :

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/truth-about-sugar

Salt:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs393/en/

Gluten free :

http://www.eatingglutenfree.com/why_gluten_free/

http://www.webmd.com/diet/healthy-kitchen-11/truth-about-gluten

http://www.coeliac.org.au/gluten-free/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten-free_diet#Non-coeliac_gluten_sensitivity

 

[GRWM]- How to learn a new language efficiently

Traveling, studying, working, meeting foreign people etc.

There is many circumstances which could offer you the opportunity of learning a new language.

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Basically, there is 100 useful words to learn. In any type of conversation, 5o% of the conversation is building, made by this 100 words. While you know this words (spelling them and recognize them), you would be able to understand and express yourself simply and efficiently with anyone. Do not forget body languages, movements, situations and expressions (smiles, eyes contact ect.) to do the other 50%.

I am going to give you all this words in French/Spanish/English. I didn’t find any better way than this one, so …

Enjoy 🙂

Any mistakes, need to add precision depending of the context ? You are welcome to share your knowledge

100-usefull-words

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You will never stop learning

Much Love

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Sources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdBQUxmkLhU (FR)

[GRWM] – No bras

Without bras you said ?

Well …

YES.

Why ?

# Because it is annoying

Why should I block my breasts inside a bra while I can give them freedom ? It is irritating if it is not hurting and you can’t breathe deeply. Without forgetting the fact that you have to wear it 8 hours per days – every day- and even more.

# Because it can impact your health

First, many women don’t know which (real) size of bras they have to buy. Even when they know it, it is seems that every single breasts are different and women should wear bras “made to measure“. Unfortunately, our ways of production are not adapted to this system and we have to buy the same bras than 10 000 others women.

According to the study of Professeur Jean-Denis Rouillon (french sports doctor), bras could be considered bad for women health.

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Source

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2013/04/paper_monitor_1695.shtml (english)

http://www.rtl.fr/actu/les-soutiens-gorge-seraient-inutiles-voire-dangereux-selon-une-etude-7765864971 (french)

(If you find the original study thanks to share the link – it is only one study which doesn’t have any value until others studies find the same results. If you know others studies thanks to share. Remember : don’t believe in everything and keep a look backward ! Science ≠Beliefs)

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# Because I am feminist

Why should I wear something which sexualize my body ? Why should I wear a bras to make my breast bigger, upper, younger etc. ? Should I have to be a fantasy because I am a woman ?

# Because my breasts are beautiful

A,B,C,D,E,F,G etc. any size, any forms, any nipples are gorgeous and we should be proud of it. Proud to be pretty with our differences.

# Because I am free

Free to wear it or not. To like it or not. Free to listen myself – not anyone else.

Do you want to try ?

Nowadays, we are all living in a society full of judgements, opinions, beliefs etc. Even if it is seems hard to do something different, don’t forget that you can do it.

Remember : It is YOUR life and no one can demand you anything

Two easy steps

# Step 1 – One ” No-bras sunday

Just to try : stay home, watch movies and relax.

Look at your body in the mirror, it is your body, yours breasts; like them how they are.

Do it until you feel comfortable with your body.

# Step 2 – Go out

Put a T-shirt (no white and too short), one which makes you feel pretty and go out (in a cafe, a street more or less busy, in a shop etc. – 30min, 1hours maybe all day)

Don’t worry if you think people are looking at you … they don’t (not as much as they were doing before)

Do it often, as much as you need it to feel confident.

Warning ! 

Your nipples can make you feel uncomfortable (with certain types of clothes for example). If you can’t deal with it at the beginning, you can hide them with a plaster.

Step 3 [the ultimate step] – Swim

Find a beach, a pool or a sauna (with people or not) and enjoy. Accept your body and love it.

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You are beautiful whatever you are thinking.

Much Love

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