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  • Part 1 of 6 Tom Zuba presents A Blessed Life

    Introducing Tom Zuba and his most amazing journey of birth, death and rebirth x 3. Tom shares tools for the journey in parts 2-6. To learn more visit www.tomzuba.com
    Video Rating: 5 / 5

  • Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings 2 Part 1 of 18

    Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings 2 Freemasonry Paganism NWO New World Order Occult Societies Secret Jesus God Illuminati Catholicism Mormonism Witchcraft Witch Satanism Satan

    Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings 2 Freemasonry Paganism NWO New World Order Occult Societies Secret Jesus God Illuminati Catholicism Mormonism Witchcraft Witch Satanism Satan
    Video Rating: 5 / 5

  • The Japanese mind and Zen Buddhism Part 6

    The Japanese mind and Zen Buddhism Part 6

  • How to Avoid Dangerous Drug-Herb Interactions, Part 1

    Article by Brian B. Carter, MS, LAc

    Negative drug-herb interactions (side effects as the result of taking drugs and herbs at the same time) have been over-hyped because of fear, lack of knowledge and sheer speculation. Although there are some negative interactions, research has also discovered positive interactions between drugs and herbal formulas.

    Drug-drug interactions are a much more serious problem than either herb-drug or herb-herb interactions. This is because drugs are high doses of single, active, unstable chemicals, while herbs contain multiple ingredients, some of which are natural buffers.

    Chinese herbal formulas are even more broad, comprehensive, and balanced than single western herbs. (When I talk about western herbs, I mean many of the single herbs you can buy in stores which are part of the western herbal tradition… and were not part of the chinese herbal tradition.)

    Which is Safer – Single Herbs or Herb Formulas?

    Herbal formulas are safer. The more singular a substance is, the more likely it is to cause side effects and interact with other substances. Studies bear this out- a number of them indicate that drugs negatively interact more with single herbs than they do with herbal formulas.

    From most dangerous to safest (in order) are these cominations:

    Type of Combination Situation and Results

    1. Multiple drugs: The result of one or more physicians prescribing you one or more drug; interaction range from discomfort to life-threatening.
    2. Drugs + single western herbs: 1 or more physician-prescribed drugs + you buy yourself 1 or more single herbs
    3. One drug alone: Can still have mild to strong side effects
    4. One herb alone: Mild side effects are possible
    5. Multiple single western herbs: You buy several herbs for yourself and they may interact, especially if the combination is not based on tradition or research
    6. Drug + herb formula: Prescribed by both a western and Chinese-style physicians; based on research and guesswork. The results of such studies have been positive. The appropriate formula is often able to balance out the drug’s side effects and/or boost its effectiveness
    7. Single western herb + chinese herb formula: Again based partly on tradition and partly guesswork. Some unexpected interactions are possible but should be mild.
    8. Personalized chinese herbal formula alone: Based on diagnosis, tradition, and research. There should be little or no unexpected interactions or side effects, and if there are, the physician can modify the formula to better suit you.

    Our current habit of purchasing single herbs like ginseng and gingko (amateur self-prescription) is more dangerous than seeing an acupuncturist for a personalized chinese herbal formula. Did you know that at least 6 million people in the U.S. take ginseng singly? (Read more on ginseng) Also read number 10 in the next section…

    In addition, when you take several drugs and several single herbs, there are many more potential interactions… that real-world situation is more complex than any of our research has investigated. So, it’s a good rule of thumb to take as few drugs and single herbs as possible.

    The safest therapy options are just about the reverse order of the list above.

    These are not hard and fast rules. In some situations, multiple drug therapy is the best choice… I urge you to review your options with your western and chinese-style physicians, and together you can all make the best decision.

    Negative Drug Herb Interactions

    1. Pain Medications
    Sometimes herbs and acupuncture can neutralize the effect of pain drugs. For example, patients on neurontin or morphine need to be treated differently. Acupuncture in these patients should be of shorter duration with less stimulation and subtler point selections (like eight extra points, e.g.). Moxibustion is a helpful alternative.

    2. Chinese Licorice
    Gan cao (chinese licorice) is sometimes problematic

  • Tibetan Buddhism: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet- Part 2

    The Yogis of Tibet
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    Ajahn Brahm
    Video Rating: 4 / 5

  • Is the journey to Self a part of the Buddhist’s road to enlightenment, or are the two not intertwined?

    Question by My.Leaf.Is.Tired: Is the journey to Self a part of the Buddhist’s road to enlightenment, or are the two not intertwined?
    I’m writing a paper on whether Buddhism “honors the individual and addresses the journey to self,” and was wondering if “enlightenment” includes finding one’s true self.

    Best answer:

    Answer by Hahahahaha… ^_^
    Buddhism does not believe in an individual self, and the term Self (with a capital ‘s’, usually) when used is generally a reference to the universal self, the fact that we are all one.

    So the Buddhist goal IS essentially a path to Self – but not the individual’s ego-self. Not who you really are as you, but who you really are outside of you.

    Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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