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The Intestine: Your second brain.  Care for the good bacteria

Everything that we eat comes from living organisms. And every living species (including plants) in nature is constituted of sugary molecules, amino acids (called proteins) and lipids (fats).

Are you suffering lactose intolerance, quick cycles of losing and gaining weight , lesions on your thighs, face and other parts of your body that don’t heal, bad breath, gastroenteritis and a whole bunch of health problem?

You are Not taking good care of the good bacteria in your intestine and mouth.
Beware of antibiotics that kill the good and bad germs equally well.

I recommend to read “Le charme discret de l’intestin” by Giulia Enders.
Mind you that the intestine is the second brain.

You care for the good bacteria in your intestine, and they take care of the bad bacteria and germs. For your comfort and health.

Sugar is the only substance that can be transformed into fat without much effort by our small intestine.

If currently 80% of food include sugar, no wonder why people in the West and the well-to-do tend to be chubby.

The same is true to caring for the inside of your mouth: First defenses against bad bacteria

To reduce the # of bad bacteria in fruits, vegetable, and in the kitchen:
1. Dilute the fruits and vegetable
2. Let all Dry up (food, kitchen utensils, cleaning sponges…)
3. Regulate temperature to cold level (Below 5 degree) occasionally in the house during the year
4. Clean the surfaces from fatty films with just water
5. Let a few iodine crystal evaporate in kitchen and rooms
6. Rub your body with odorless bacteria

On average, we defecate about 250 gm (per day?).
3/4 of the weight is water.
1/3 of the compact matter is of bacteria
1/3 of fiber that couldn’t be digested. If you consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetable, the weight might rise to 500 mg
1/3 is constituted of cholesterol, medicine, and artificially colored products…

The consistency of the faecal product has been given a scale of 7. The scale was developed by Ken Heaton and called the Bristol Scale.

Level 1 looks like separate hard nutty lumps

Level 7 is just liquid

Levels 3 and 4 are the norms

Level 3 is like a sausage with cracks on the surface. If the product sinks then it means that it does not contain gases. It is better that it float before flushed down.

Level 4 is the perfect product. It looks as a snaked sausage, smooth and soft.

Anti-biotic (kills the good and bad bacteria) are produced by intensive growth of particular bacteria in huge water containers: it is bacteria that generate antibiotics

Pre-biotic (Before life bacteria) are good bacteria found in fibre-rich fresh food such as artichaut, asperges, andive, green banana, topinambour, ail, onion, poireau, panais, salsifis, seigle, avoine…

The good bacteria highly prefer the fiber ingredients for their growth, which allow them to confront the bad bacteria very efficiently.

Prebiotic galacto-oligo saccharides are generated by our body. You need to add a small amount in powder form for the babies in order to prevent traveller diarrhea.

Ailing liver needs prebiotic

Pro-biotic (For life) are good bacteria like bifido and lactobacillus that resist the digestive process such as the lactobacillus -rhamnous, lactobacillus -acidophilus, lactobacillus – casei shirola, lactobacillus bulgarius.

Since antiquity, every tribe learned how to cook and preserve the good bacteria.

For example, marinated cucumber, bread with levure, Swiss cheese types, crème fraiche,

German choukroute, ayran, yogurt, soja sauce, miso soup, kimchi, fermented sushi, lassi (India), foufou (Africa).

Probiotic bacteria have many benefits:

1. They prevent diarrhea that empty the intestine of all bacteria, especially the good ones. It is lethal for babies and older people because it takes much longer to stabilize the system.

2. Good for the immune system

3. Good to prevent many kinds of allergies

4. Good to reduce gases emitted by bacteria, and smell of the fart is Not as noxious as the gases produced by the bad bacteria

What are the functions of good bacteria?

1. Many probiotic bacteria produce small fatty acids, as butyric acid, to lubricate the intestinal villosities

2. They take refuge in locations preferred by the bad pathogen agents and drive them away. They produce small doses of antibiotics to incite the bad ones to vacate the premises. They also produce certain acids to enhance the displacement of the bad ones. The good ones eat the fibre rich in nutrients and force the bad ones to starve.

3. The good bacteria cooperate with the immune system by delivering precious pieces of intelligence on the characteristics of the bad ones so that the system can contain them and attack them efficiently.

If you are a vegetarian and lacks all the varieties of proteins, the plants that contains the 20 amino acids are: soja, quinoa, amarante, spiruline, chia grains, and sarrasin.

Are you allergic to fat and protein-rich food such as egg, milk, peanuts…

Allergic to gluten, lactose and fructose?

You may have a genetic deficiency in particular secretion of enzymes, like the lactase that make babies scream of pain when sucking their mother’s milk

Otherwise, most probably, your intestine (the small 7 meter long intestine) is being fragile from over antibiotic medication or lacking the necessary adaptability in old age.

Occasionally, the small intestine is unable to break down particles of food, and the lymphatic conduit (immune system) absorb these particles and dump them straight to the heart (bypassing the liver as the blood conduits do).

The immune system target these particles as enemies. Even tasting some of these food alert the immune system to confront and attack what we are eating.

Beware of consuming too much fructose (supposedly the sugar in fruits)
Are you eating 8 bananas or 6 apples a day? That is more than 50 g, a high number.
The western nations and the well to do consume about 80 g of fructose, added in ketchup, salad sauces, fruity yogurt…

Fructose overdose generate many ailments in the stomach, terrible gases, allergies, and depressive mood due to blocking the serotonin

To get rid of body odors, rub the body with a lotion of odorless bacteria that repel stinky bacteria

No need to use soap when taking showers: Plain water is totally enough to reduce substantially the number of bad bacteria and keep a thin film of fat on the skin to trap the offensive bacteria
Usage of soap worsen the defenses of the skin.

Do you want to avoid hemorrhoids and diverticula?
Adopt the stooping position as in the Muslims’ WC

If you insist on using the western throne position for defecating, raise your legs by posing your feet on a stool and bend you back forward so that the intestine is in direct straight position for quick and totally satisfying experience.

The cover in Western installation should be designed to include two side feet-shaped support that rise by the simple weight of the legs.

When the cover is up, the two feet will retract back to take the shape of the ceramic seat.
The elevation should consider the lightest of legs.

Note 1: The French say “Turkish WC”, the Turks as Greek WC, the Greek as Bulgarian WC, the Japanese as Chinese WC…
The Islamic natural WC, hard for the elder people, is available in the 5 continents and in every mosque and Islamic world and regions where the West could not spread their kinds of WC

Note 2: I have this hypothesis:
If you wear eye glasses designed to keep the eyes humid, you’ll save many hours of fatigue and exhaustion during your working day

Note 3: In one hour, our organs consume 100 Watts bulb
We salivate about one litter a day. Saliva contains many useful ingredients (see follow up article on the mouth)

Note 4: We have two sphincters: one external and one internal.The internal is ready to let go anytime, The nerves of the external is linked to our brain that gives order for the go ahead

Clara from Nigeria: Smiling for Three (Dec. 2002)

Dedicating this song to Clara

She responded to my numerous ads in a few of the Real Estates magazines.

I used to advertise myself as “Dr. Adonis” since I earned a PhD in 1991 in Industrial Engineering.

This story is taking place around 1999.

My odd ads occasionally generated calls for healing the sick people.

Clara actually wanted to buy herself an apartment.

She could secure a loan for a $100,000 property. She knew her limits, but a palace would be far nicer.

Clara hired me to help her buy her first real dream.

Clara is from Nigeria, living in the USA, working for an International organization.

She is beautiful, in her thirties, a young single mother raising a 10-years old boy.

We toured two dozen properties together, mostly in her car, and we wrote a dozen failed offers.

Finally, she managed to move in, in my first choice of a neighborhood, which she refused to consider 6 months ago.

When we signed the deal she was ecstatic and I was happy for a hard job done.

Clara liked me very much and stuck with me during these depressing successive failures.

Four years later, I remembered her and I am dedicating this song to Clara.

You know Clara; I am more independent than most men.

I am single, with no children to care for.

One meal suffices and I am not picky with food.

No mortgage to pay.

You are single too, but you have a kid.

You have to work for two.

You have to worry for two.

You have to be scared for two.

A woman, with a child and no family support, emigrating from modern Africa.

A harsh life there, but still a harsher life here in the USA.

You know Clara; you still have more life than me.

If you smile, you are smiling for two.

When you are happy, you are happy for two.

When you laugh, you are laughing for two.

Not often.

But how could my feelings come close?

You said: I don’t mind working, worrying, and fearing for more than two people.

I would like, one more time, to be happy.

I want to smile and laugh for three.

After Surviving Aegean Sea, Syrian Swimmer Hopes For Spot In Olympics

She had to swim to flee the war. Now she’s swimming to compete in the next Olympics

Yusra Mardini visits the Olympiapark Berlin on March 9. The 18-year-old Syrian refugee hopes to qualify for the Rio Olympics as a swimmer on the refugee team. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IOC hide caption

Last summer, Yusra Mardini was swimming through the Aegean Sea in a last-ditch attempt to survive a perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece.

This summer, she hopes to swim in the Olympics.

Mardini is one of 43 refugees who are vying for the opportunity to compete at Rio as a part of the first-ever “Refugee Olympic Athletes” team.

In a video released by the International Olympic Committee, the 18-year-old Syrian refugee says it was difficult maintaining her athletic training during Syria’s war. Trainings were canceled — or held at pools that were then struck by explosives. She describes looking up at the roof over a pool and seeing the sky through holes blown by bombs.

She had to swim to flee the war. Now she’s swimming to compete in the next Olympics

Mardini fled her home in Damascus with her sister Sarah. The Associated Press describes their journey:

“The sisters left Damascus in early August, joining a wave of Syrian refugees who lost hope of the conflict ending soon. They made their way to Lebanon and then Turkey, where they paid smugglers to take them to Greece.

“Their first attempt was thwarted when Turkish coastguards drove their boat back so they tried again, boarding a small inflatable dinghy at dusk. There were 20 people crowded onto the boat, all but three of whom couldn’t swim. Within half an hour, the boat was taking on water.

“All the passengers’ bags were thrown overboard in an effort to stay afloat as wind churned up the Aegean Sea. But it wasn’t enough. As a last resort, Yusra, Sarah and another strong swimmer jumped into the water to give the boat more buoyancy.”

They spent 3 1/2 hours in the water before reaching Lesbos. It was awful, Yusra Mardini says, and left her with a hatred for the open sea.

But it didn’t destroy her love of swimming

Mardini and her sister traveled through Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria before reaching Germany. There, the two of them were connected with a local swimming club.

Mardini has been training for the past five months, hoping to qualify for the Olympics.

In the video released by the IOC, Mardini says she didn’t want to sit around and cry.

“It’s tough. It was really hard, for everyone, and I don’t blame anyone if they cried. But sometimes you just have to move on,” she says.

She’s proud to be a refugee, she says: “My sister, when she wants to encourage me, says, ‘Show them the refugee, what she will do.’ ”

But she’s more focused on being an athlete.

“In the water,” she says, “there is no difference if you are a refugee or a Syrian or German.”

All told, 43 athletes are aiming for a spot on the refugee team.

The IOC has identified Mardini and two others: Raheleh Asemani, an Iranian taekwondo fighter living in Belgium, and Popole Misenga, a judo competitor from Congo training in Brazil. You can read about all three in The Guardian.

Mid-30s females who hate being told in lack of happiness

“Mid-30s, female, single, no children and living in the western world:

I’ll tell you what I’m really missing. What I’m really missing is a society that stops telling me what I lack in happiness.”

It was a glorious day. In fact, it was so glorious that I couldn’t help but wonder whether I’d accidentally gate-crashed a film set.

The warm spring sun was shining, the flower arrangements were delicately fitting. And my friend simply looked stunning. In her wedding gown. She seemed so happy. And I was so happy for her.

Just before the ceremony was about to start, I lined up with my friends at the bar to get some bubbly. I started chatting to another guest. We talked about how we got to know the bride, and how beautiful the venue was. Then suddenly she asked: “So where did you get married?”

I said: “I’m not married.”

You know that split second when someone hesitates in responding to something you said? As if you just told them you kill kittens for a living? Yeah, that. She gave me that.

And then she just went: “Oh.” And wandered off.

And I was left standing there, prosecco in hand, stunned.

Then I realized I had a problem. A huge problem. I’m in my mid-30s. But I’m not married. And I don’t have kids. So far I haven’t felt so bad about that… But maybe I was wrong.

I realize I should probably sound more apologetic when I tell people I’m not married.

Perhaps I should try a bit harder to make those around me less embarrassed when they meet me. I’m a disgrace. I’m a single lady. I was about to get drunk on lots of prosecco. I’m always the wedding guest — not the bride. And I don’t even own a cat.

What is the world to do with me? What shall I do with myself?

At the time, I just shrugged and went back over to my friends. I told them about the “oh” incident, and we laughed about it.

But the next day, with the wedding over and the world appearing without that romantic filter again, I got angry.

Because that “oh” wasn’t just the careless “oh” of some thoughtless person. No. It was a little more. It was not the first time I — or some of my girlfriends — had come across that “oh.” We’ve all heard it plenty of times. That slightly muted expression of pity, of concern: She’s not married? What is wrong with her?

Let’s see. I’m happy. Some days more than others. But I’m generally happy.

Never before in my life have I so truthfully felt that way. What a gift. Also: I’m healthy. And I feel loved. My family is there for me. Always. I have good friends who would do anything for me, as I would for them.

I like my job. I enjoy what I do every day. Some days more than others. And I meet men. I go on dates.

I enjoy this. Some days more than others. I’m in sync with my age. I’m grateful for all the experiences I’ve had — good and bad. I feel like a stronger woman because of them.

(Not many married females can boast a couple of these privileges)

Dare I say it? There’s probably nothing seriously wrong with me.

But thinking this through, I’m realizing I might actually have a problem after all — albeit a different one than people think.

I do in fact have a problem with people assuming that there is something wrong with me. Because these are mostly people who blatantly do not live up to their own standards.

Many of us like to see ourselves as very liberal people.

We accept sexual relationships before marriage; we admire independent and successful women. We know that you can have kids well beyond the age of 40. We fought for same-sex marriage.

We know that monogamous relationships are not the be-all and end-all of a life filled with love.

We know that “forever and ever” should maybe not be taken too literally in a country that has high divorce rates.

We are accepting — and in fact, encouraging — of so many different lifestyles, like never before. Which is great. Would anyone wish to live in another decade? Didn’t think so.

Yet we still have a problem with unmarried women. (And worse with unmarried man)

Because a society in which an unmarried woman in her 30s seems worthy of an astonished “oh” suddenly doesn’t seem so liberal after all. Which makes me wonder how liberal we really are towards all these different lifestyles.

When that wedding guest gave me that pitiful look, I could almost sense her scanning me for some fault. What’s wrong with her, she seemed to be checking.

Nothing’s wrong with us single ladies. We are fabulous — that much Sex and the City has taught us. And being fabulous has nothing to do with being in a relationship or not.

A relationship, a marriage even, is not the ne plus ultra of all lifestyles. On the contrary: I’ve never been as unhappy as I’ve been in an unhappy relationship. Loneliness in pairs is the worst kind of loneliness.

Mid-30s, female, single. I’ll tell you what I’m really missing. What I’m really missing is a society that stops telling me what I lack in happiness. This, it seems to me, is the true problem.




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