“One World . . . One Breath” . . . A Massive Global Public Health & Healing Event

Two of the worldís most widely read publications, Parade Magazine and USA Weekend, began a string of media references in the last few months, to a truly unusual coming event.
An unprecedented global health & healing event which is about to expand across our planet, educating on natural health solutions, provides a vision of a global coming together for personal and global healing, and an urge for people to open hearts and minds to wisdom from all corners of humanity for the betterment of all.
At 10 am, on the morning of Saturday, April 29th, 2006 (celebrated always on the last Saturday of April each year), a mass of people whoíve experienced the health & healing benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong (Chi Kung), will hold exhibitions and teach-ins on these ancient health tools in the earliest time zones of New Zealand. As the planet turns, tens of thousands across hundreds of events in sixty nations will join in as 10 am rolls across the planet time zone by time zone.
A Harvard, Yale, MIT study just revealed that ìmeditation increases brain sizeî especially in creative centers of the mind. As the moving meditations of tai chi & qigong expand throughout cities worldwide in public places, they expose tens of thousands to the gentle flowing motions of moving meditation, and with the help of global media, this moment of mind expansion is carried into millions of homes. What effect does this blanketing of the world for one day in images of unity, healing, and open heartedness, have on the planet, on humanity? Perhaps it expands the global brain size!
And although research hasnít emerged on this, yet, perhaps it enlarges the planetís heart size. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has received moving testimonials from such diverse senders as an American Vietnam War Veteran, to a young woman recovering from burns caused by a bombing run in the latest war, to a housewife in Belgium . . . all explaining what being able to participate each year in a global wave of healing intent has meant to them.
“By doing extra T’ai Chi and Qigong forms and exercises during this year’s World Tai Chi & Qigong Day I was able to positively transform that melancholic anger into a peaceful and positive mindset, enhanced by knowing that people world wide were also in a peaceful connected state of mind.” — Paul Claroni, American Vietnam Veteran
“Dear Mr Bill, thankyou for your interesting in me and for your help. I enjoy that day with all the taichi people, my firiends and Elaine. I am feelng not well for now but I will hopfully be better soon, I like Tai chi and find it very nice to praktis my relaxation. Keep in touch with me and I will to. good job. Best wishes.” — Hannan Shihab, Iraq
“I also send you a picture of me that has been taken on WTCQD 30-4-2005. It’s a picture of a happy woman who couldn’t stand for more than ten minutes on two feet eight years ago because her whole body was aching ! I work now as a counsellor for the health of body and soul ! With all my love !” — Hilda Cardinaels, Belgium
The event is moving and emotional, yet also offers very practical possibilities for global health & healing. For example, about seven years ago a local television news station was interviewing a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (WTCQD) event organizer, the morning before the event. A woman was watching the interview and learning about medical research on tai chi & qigongís ability to possibly help with chronic pain and limited mobility. The woman told her daughter, who was recovering from being hit by a car and experiencing chronic pain and limited mobility, that she should go to this ìworld tai chi dayî event and learn about tai chi.
She and her daughter did end up attending, and from there, not only learned tai chi & qigong by joining local classes, but the daughter, Linda Bowers, became a tai chi teacher. Linda now teaches tai chi at various locations including one for the Kansas State womenís prison, where she has taught fifty women the tai chi long form, and five of these women have received teaching certificates that Linda presented to the Governor of Kansas last year. These womenís lives are changed for the better forever. I remember when I taught tai chi & qigong for the court drug rehabilitation program in Kansas City, and addicts in the program would thank me after classes for giving them a chance to feel well-being rather than gnawing need. Their lives were changed forever, because now they had life tools that no one had ever told them existed.
Multiply Lindaís story by the tens of thousands participating worldwide in sixty nations on the last Saturday of April each year, and you have a world-changing event in every sense of the word.
Who can participate in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day? Everyone in the world. By visiting worldtaichiday.org, and clicking on ìEveryoneís Resourcesî youíll see a ìWorld TC & QG Day Events Locater,î that will guide you to your country and state where you can find WTCQD events in your area. For those groups already doing tai chi or qigong, youíll find a ìSchools Resourcesî menu at worldtaichiday.org with many Event Organizing resources to use to create a successful event, and a free listing for your classes / event.
Where are events held? Generally in public places, and in hundreds of cities in sixty nations on six continents. There is likely an event near where you live. Just go to worldtaichiday.org to find one near you.
Free teach-ins are part of most events, so you will be able to learn a little tai chi or qigong, and follow along a little bit with the mass exhibition that will be held to join in with the hundreds of other events rolling across the planet toward and after yours.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is a unique blend of fun, serious health education, and life altering movement for a global audience hungry for simple natural solutions to the growing complex problems of our world. Emerging medical research indicates that tai chi & qigong may profoundly improve the lives of millions suffering from common chronic health challenges, if they only knew about tai chi & qigong. Given some of the staggering findings, such as tai chiís ability to boost immune system function (UCLA), or dramatically reduce Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in high school students (University of Miami School of Medicine), lower high blood pressure, heal heart disease (BBC), build bone mass, improve breathing, etc. etc. one would think that there would be billions of dollars poured into developing and spreading these tools farther and faster to the millions whoíd benefit from them.
However, that is not happening. Our health establishment and media seem incapable of exploring and promoting non-surgery, non-drug, solutions to our global health challenges, in a way that would be appropriate for such highly effective therapy according to preliminary tai chi & qigong research. Therefore, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is also designed to provide popular culture media with an ìopportunityî to do a great service to the millions worldwide who remain ignorant of natural health therapies that could do their lives much good. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day hopes to work in partnership with media, government, business, etc. worldwide to improve personal and global health through information.
Governors of over sixteen US states, senates and mayors of many countries have officially proclaimed World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for their states, cities, or country. The United Nations World Health Organization has recognized the work of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. However there is much more to do. Until everyone is aware of the benefits to their lives tai chi & qigong may offer, and simple natural solutions are given the attention they deserve in our media . . . the work of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day will go on.
Actually, even if all that happens, itíll still go on, because its just ìFUNî to play tai chi & qigong with the world each year, and it just ìFEELS GOOD.î Join us for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2006, Saturday April 29th, 10 am local time, worldwide. Change the world, and have some fun !

Nutrition as Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD Alternative Treatment: Help is as Close as the Kitchen.

The quality of food we eat (or lack thereof) has a profound affect on Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD. For many people, nutrition alone can effectively work as an ADHD alternative treatment.
A growing body of research points to nutritional deficiencies – especially with essential fatty acids and amino acids – as a contributing factor of Attention Deficit Disorder and learning deficiencies.
Put down the Ritalin bottle for one minute to consider these Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD nutrition research findings;

A George Washington University School of Medicine study found that hyperactive children who ate a meal high in protein did equally well, and sometimes better, in school than non-hyperactive kids.
An Oxford University (England) study evaluated the effects of fatty acid supplementation in average intelligence children with significant reading and writing disabilities. The ADHD symptoms in children receiving Essential Fatty Acids significantly improved over the children in the control group receiving a placebo. 
Researchers first tied Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD with lower essential fatty acid in 1981. Studies examining essential fatty acid blood levels in children with behavioral problems in 1983 confirmed this Attention Deficit Disorder nutrition connection.
Researchers further documented the essential fatty acid deficiency tie to Attention Deficit Disorder in a 1987 study. Then, a 1995 study comparing essential fatty acid levels in ADHD boys against a control group of boys without ADHD found significantly lower levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.
In 1996 Purdue University researchers have found that boys with low blood levels of Omega-3 fatty acids have a greater frequency of Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD.

Attention Deficit Disorder is the most common behavioral disorder in children. Not all Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD children are nutritionally deficient in essential fatty acids, statistics and studies show that a significant number of ADHD children are.
Physicians predominately use stimulant drugs such as Ritalin for Attention Deficit Disorder but studies show that Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD children whose treatment program includes only stimulant medication remain at a high risk for vandalism, petty crime, frequency of alcoholic intoxication, and possession of marijuana. Additionally, ADHD medications do not always work, have a host of harmful side effects and never treat the cause the Attention Deficit Disorder.
With Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD, nutrition and food is one the first aspect of treatment to consider, as an ADHD alternative treatment or used in conjunction with traditional ADHD stimulant drug treatment.
Fatty acids are used to make brain and nerve tissue in the body and are crucial for proper growth, mental function, the immune system and brain development. The body cannot produce the two fatty acids families, Omega-3 and Omega-6, on its own and therefore must receive these key Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD nutrition ingredients through diet and supplementation.
Although the typical Western diet is high in the Omega-6 family of fatty acids (found in corn, sunflower, canola and safflower oil, margarine, vegetable oil and shortening), most Americans young and old are highly deficient in Omega-3.
Learning specialists now believe many childhood behavior and learning problems are associated with Omega-3 deficiencies. This deficiency has a greater impact on males because their requirements for essential fatty acids are, in general, much higher. It is no surprise that boys are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder at a much higher rate than girls.
ADHD adults and parents of ADHD children should include food high in Omega-3 fatty acids daily. That said, many children simply will not eat the Omega-3 rich salmon, mackerel and sardines.
Enter flax seed and flax oil – ìfood of the godsî when it comes to Omega-3 fatty acids.
Flax seed and flax oil are the richest plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids and offers Attention Deficit Disorder nutrition vital to support healthy childhood behavioral and IQ development. One to two tablespoons of flax oil should be part of a every Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD nutrition food action plan.
In addition to the positive affects on brain functioning, flax oil also works to prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer. Flax oil helps soften skin, balance energy, burn fat, stimulate the metabolism, strengthen the immune system, manage diabetes, help prevent autoimmune disease and inflammatory disorders. Flax oil also helps alleviate PMS and some menopause symptoms.
Here are some great ways to sneak flax oil into the daily diet;

Mix 1 tablespoon of flax oil in flavored yogurt.
1 tablespoon of flax oil in fruit smoothies is virtually undetectable.
Mix 1 tablespoon of flax oil with one tablespoon maple syrup or honey as a sweetener instead of granulated sugar.
Use 1-2 tablespoons of flax oil when making tuna salad or egg salad while proportionably decreasing the amount of Miracle Whip or mayonnaise used.  
Flax Butter: Melt one stick organic butter and mix with 4 ounces flax oil when cooled to room temperature. Refrigerate until the flax butter solidifies and use in place of margarine.
Omega-3 ìIce Creamî: Mix 2 cups yogurt with 1 tablespoon flax oil and fresh or frozen fruit. Serve when frozen.

Most studies conducted on the affects of essential fatty acids found that at least 10 weeks of supplementation is needed to adequately raised fatty acid levels in brain cells. Follow a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids for at least 10 weeks, and preferably 12 weeks, before judging the effectiveness of nutrition on Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD symptoms.
Important points about flax oil:

Flax oil is highly perishable and should be kept refrigerated at all time.
Heat destroys the health-giving flax oil properties. Use flax oil only with cold foods, cold proteins are best.
When buying flax oil, use only high quality, cold-pressed flax oil. The date pressed and a freshness date of four months or less from the pressed date should be on the label. If not, donít buy it!
Do not use flax seed oil beyond its expiration date since the oil will turn rancid.

Essential fatty acids are not the only element needed when addressing Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD nutrition. Amino acids, from which protein is made, are an integral element since amino acids and essential fatty acids are both needed to work in the body. Therefore, adding quality protein is a key in Attention Deficit Disorder nutrition.
Attention Deficit and hyperactive people can greatly reduce the level of unfocused or misdirected energy simply by starting the day with a protein based breakfast. A solid protein breakfast can increase concentration, reduce restlessness and increase mental and physical calm.
Instead of starting the day with sugared cereals, pancakes covered in syrup, sweet rolls, doughnuts or danishes, try these brain-boosting breakfast ideas;

Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit.
Whole wheat toast with peanut butter.
Fruit and yogurt smoothie with flax oil.
Protein shake.
Bacon and eggs with toast and milk.
Egg and sausage patty on English muffin.
Yogurt mixed with a tablespoon of flax oil.


“New Bodybuilding Study on the Benefits of ‘Deadlifts’.”

Deadlifts are a very potential muscle-building exercise, that will rejuvenate your entire physical condition, to a whole new level — if executed astutely.
Here are some facts, on how Deadlifts can dramatically improve your physical power, to singularly maximized levels:

Deadlifts Will Quadruple your Natural Testosterone & Growth Hormone Levels each time your subject yourself into this exercise (performed once / or twice a month.)
Deadlifts Will Increase your Metabolism at Incredibly Fast Rates and Transform Fat into Pure Energy.
Deadlifts Will help your urination, detoxification, and "gas-liberation" (don't Cackle - it's a fact)...
Deadlifts Will Enhance your Sexual Performance & Desire, if performed Methodically.
Deadlifts Can Improve your Lung's Functionality and Heart's Efficiency, Dramatically.
Deadlifts Will Boost your Immune System to recovering fast from various Illnesses.
Deadlifts Will make you speedy, powerful, leaner, reactive, energetic...

I lust the feeling of small in duration, highly intensive Deadlifts which successfully force my body, to excrete a constant flow of testosterone, that awakens a voracious beast inside me…
After a ‘Deadlift Workout’ I can feel my sexuality rise so sky-high… my muscles so engorged, that my poise is automatically triggered and empowered to the absolute maximum.