Likbez about yoga, part 1

Yoga – is another, dangerous deception of parasites, part 1

Yoga and “smart Hindus” – this is another major blend invented by parasites to deceive the white population of the planet. The author shows that there is not even a clear definition of Yoga, and not just an “ancient” system of something there …

Likbez about yoga, part 1

When you talk about the harm of yoga, many similar comments and objections from its lovers come in. They all boil down to such moments:

– wrong yoga is harmful, and correct yoga is useful.

Bad teachers do harm.

– The stupid practice (fanaticism, excess, incapacity) is harmful.

– Yoga is the wisest teaching, proven by millennia.

– the benefits of yoga are confirmed by scientific research.

Here, a session of exposure and disruption of the covers suggests itself. In my answer, I will rely mainly on one of the best monographs on the yoga of Mark Singleton’s “The Body of Yoga: the Origins of Modern Postural Practice.” This is a doctoral dissertation, very thoroughly exploring the history of yoga from the very beginning, with a bunch of references and citations. If for someone it is important – then the author is a great yoga lover.

1. What is yoga?

This is in fact a key question, the answer to which explains a lot and removes many objections at once. In fact, – what is yoga? Physiotherapy? Breathing exercises? Bullying a body? Diet? Lifestyle? Meditation? Service to God? All this together? Or some combination of these or other elements?

Fun is that no one knows what yoga is. Nobody has the right to the formulation – “yoga is this and that and that”. One can only say that “in the opinion of such and such Vasi Pupkin, yoga is blah-blah-blah.” Because there is no specific and generally accepted definition, and there are no specific generally accepted methods.

In different countries, at different times yoga is understood and understood as diametrically opposed practices, with absolutely different goals and absolutely different methods of achieving them. There were 100,000 gurus in the story, and each one devised his yoga. In the ancient Indian texts are mentioned a variety of yogis – and which one is correct, real?

Now in the West (and in Russia, respectively), yoga is a synonym for some health improving gymnastics, supposedly of ancient Indian origin (in fact, this is an insolent lie, but more about this later). Usually such yoga-gymnastics is called postural (pose), or hatha yoga.

And there were times when yoga was not something that was not associated with accepting any poses, and this connection was directly denied by most gurus and explorers, and pose yoga was utterly cursed. Mark Singleton writes:

“For at least three decades after the publication of Raja Yoga, popular yoga literature in both India and the West continues to be viewed with suspicion or simply ignored hatha yoga. Krishnan Lal Sondhi quotes excerpts from the journal of the Institute of Innovative Yoga of Sri Jogendra, founded in 1918: “In India, recently, there has been a tendency to avoid hatha yoga as something undesirable and even dangerous. Even great minds like Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Ramana Maharshi, speak only of raja yoga, bhakti-yoga, jnana-yoga, etc., that is, those yogis that are related to higher mental processes and disciplines, and consider hatha yoga something dangerous or unnecessary … “(Sondhi 1962: 63).

“Yoga-posturalists,” the recipients of the postures, until the beginning of the 20th century were considered simply booby clowns and degenerates. Again Singleton:

“For decades before and after reforming yoga Vivekananda, common to European science, was to characterize yogis as dangerous, mendicant tricksters, often in opposition to the contemplative, pious practices of” true “yoga. In this sense, science has facilitated the placement of hatha yogis with their practitioners beyond acceptable religious rites. For example, the American Sanskritologist E.V. Hopkins in his work “Religions of India” in 1885, writes that “yogi jugglers” today share with Islamic fakirs the reputation of “not so much ascetics as scammers …” (E.W. Hopkins1970 [1885]: 486 n.1).

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“Two years later, V.J. Wilkins in Modern Hinduism wrote that the yogis were simply “fortune tellers,” “wizards,” and “jugglers” who impose themselves on ignorant and gullible people (Wilkins, 87). No author considers these yogis as legitimate representatives of Hinduism and does not give any serious attention to their religious worldview or their practices, as effective in themselves. It is worth noting an essay on the techniques of yoga in the “Great Epic” by Hopkins (1901), which gives “classical” and “Vedic” examples of ascetic practices, but “these specimens,” he believes, “do not have brains in their heads” and “almost idiots” (1901: 370). He insists that it would be a mistake to consider postural asceticism – such as the well-known posture in which the yogi holds his foot behind the neck (“shirshasana’s ekapada” from Iyengar) – like yoga, despite the fact that a practitioner can call himself a yogi … ”

Here, Hinduism constantly pedals, because from time immemorial, yoga could be divided into two, slightly overlapping subsets: “yoga religion” and “yoga sport.” Each of these large directions in turn was broken up into dozens, if not hundreds of sub-variants. Singleton in the historical part of his monograph cites numerous examples of such “yogic schools”:

– in the 16th and 18th centuries these were simply gangs of bandits who practiced one of the Indian pagan cults and engaged in banditry and mercenaries.

– Then – street fakirs-beggars.

– followers of Krishna and other Hinduism, engaged in religious meditations.

– Indian bodybuilders early 20 th century, bred in India after the tour there, Eugene Sandova.

– revolutionary circles of young people engaged in gymnastics to strengthen the body and spirit.

– mugs of hand-to-hand fighting to fight against English colonization.

– followers of Vivekananda, engaged exclusively in meditative raja yoga.

Here’s about the last Singleton wrote:

“For our purposes, it is important that Vivekananda uncompromisingly rejects the body practices of Hatha Yoga uncompromisingly, completely and completely,” We have nothing to do with it here, because its practices are very difficult, can not be mastered in a day and do not lead to spiritual growth … “(Vivekananda 1992 [1896]: 20). He recognizes that while “one or two simple lessons of hatha yoga are very useful” (namely, neti-kriya or a nose wash with a headache), the main task and result of hatha yoga is “to make people long-livers” and give them perfect health – is the lowest goal for the seeker of spiritual knowledge … ”

Or take the same Blavatsky:

“The Hatha Yogi for Blavatsky is an ignorant sorcerer, the embodiment of” thristy-distilled egoism “(1982d: 160), which communicates with the devil, and his ascetic practices are a kind of” hereditary disease “…”

In this regard, it was especially ridiculous for me to read the comments on the post from the fanatics of yoga who were terribly offended for their favorite postural yoga, which I defined as the dregs of ignorant savages sucked from the dirty finger.

Actually, I did not say anything new, but actually quoted the most famous Indian and Western thinkers. It was this attitude that prevailed to postural yoga and to those who do it, right up to the beginning of the 20th century. Just before the researchers were not shy in the expressions.

Hatha Yoga (in the form of health gymnastics) has been rehabilitated both in India itself and in the West literally in the last decades. Moreover, thanks to the fact that Western gymnastic techniques for developing the body penetrated into India, and the “real” Hatha Yoga was bashfully put in a dusty closet.

Here is the time to tell what is the correct Hatha Yoga, and why it caused such disgust for everyone. For this, one must turn to Indian written sources. Here the fans of yoga are waiting for another shocking discovery – no ancient treatises on yoga simply do not exist, and those sources that are – can not be taken seriously.

Two not only, but the most “great” and most popular ancient Indian texts about yoga – Patanjali (presumably the beginning of the millennium) and Hatha Yoga Pradipika (around the 15th and 16th centuries) – are literally a few pages of text. Moreover, the extremely ridiculous and unreasonable texts. Contradicting each other and themselves.

All that is said about the asanas (pose) in Patanjali – “the pose must be stable and comfortable.” Oops! Is it necessary to explain that one phrase completely kills all modern postural yoga? And this is not surprising, because in fact, Patanjali is the canonical text of yoga religion. However, what is the correct yoga religion from there still does not know.

In Patanjali, the second line is a line that they try to pass out for the definition of yoga:

yogaś-citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ yogash-citta-vrtti-nirodha

This is a text in the dead language of Sanskrit, which no one can translate unambiguously. Here are the variants of translations of this phrase I met in the Internet:

1) When you are in a state of yoga, all misunderstandings of human existence disappear.

2) Yoga is the containment of the functions of the mind.

3) Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively to the object and keep this direction, without being distracted.

4) Yoga is the cessation of the activity of consciousness.

5) Yoga is the suppression of Vritti (states, modifications) in Chitta (consciousness).

6) The essence of Yoga is to keep the matter of thought from accepting it of various modifications.

Well, how? If only four words can suck such a variety of interpretations – what kind of understanding of yoga based on Patanjali in general you can say? Even if the basic concepts are not defined? Chitta is either consciousness in general, or thoughts, or emotions, or focused attention. Or all this together?

Because of the difficulties of translation, in fact, the guiding texts are now used by the fantasies of translators and interpreters. The original source, as such, is not, but there is simply a set of vague and incoherent phrases, which each translates as it pleases.

This is somewhat similar to quatrains, the “prophecies” of Nostradamus, from which, if desired, you can suck any event in any era.

But here it is necessary to understand that Patanjali is still flowers, there are no bodily practices in fact there, it is a philosophical and religious text.

But they are in abundance in the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika”, which it is better not to read a full stomach. The fact is that this “treatise” describes in detail various steps and steps on the way to higher enlightenment and eternal youth. Among other things, it is proposed to do the following:

– To live a real yogi in a small house without windows, smeared with shit (apparently in a kennel or cave?).

– Every day he must prune himself with a sharp knife base of the tongue and pull it upward to touch the bridge of the nose. (When it can be done – you have reached eternal happiness and bliss!).

– It is also useful to sit in the water to the navel, inserting a bamboo tube in the ass. This also somehow enlightens.

– Every day you need to swallow five-meter strips of tissue, and then pull them back – it purports to purify the digestive tract. In my opinion kabezdets esophagus is guaranteed, no?

– Well, on the sweet – you can spit on all the covenants and diets, but if you during sex with a woman blowing a tube of semen back into the penis – you’ll be the coolest yogi!

Well, how?

It is clear that modern hatha yoga does not do anything, in view of obvious inconveniences. They prefer to read there, they do not read there, and there they wrap the fish.

But sorry, then what right have you to say to yourself that you are engaged in hatha yoga? What do you use for thousands of years proven methods? The real hatha yoga is she, in the Pradipika. I do not like? Is it out of date? Well, then there is nothing to tryndet about ancient Indian wisdom and that kind of nonsense.

What the modern hatha yogis are doing is a lesser part – randomly torn exercises (on the principle of the least ugly) from the canonical texts, and mostly invented by the various poses of guru-scammers from yoga, which in Pradipik does not smell.

This is a ridiculous story.

The founder of modern pose yoga is Krishnamacharya, who taught yoga in the first half of the 20th century and his most famous disciples: Iyengar, Joyce, Devi, Desikachar. At 99%, what is practiced now in the western yoga centers is all the fictions of this gang of watering can.

They naturally invented a bunch of idiotic poses, on their way, that they took them from the most ancient Indian treatise “The Yoga of Kuruntus” and some other books that nobody saw in the eye, because they either burned in a fire, or they were eaten by ants.

Singleton writes:

“Yoga Kuruntu” is one of the “lost” texts, which became central to the teachings of Krishnamacharya. It is quite another matter of the “Yoga Rahasya” of Shri Nathamuni, which Krishnamacharya took visually at the age of sixteen. Some learned husbands believe that the stanzas “Yoga Rahasya” is a patchwork of other, more famous texts, plus Krishnamacharya’s own additions (Somdeva Vasudeva, personal communication on March 20, 2005), while some students of Krishnamacharya question the origin of the work itself . For example, Shrivats Ramaswami, who had been engaged in Krishnamacharya for more than thirty-three years, until his death in 1989, recalls that when he asked the teacher where the text “Yoga Rahasya” could be got, he “with a laugh” advised the Ramaswami to visit Help in the Saraswati Mahal Library in Tanjore (Ramaswami 2000: 18). The library replied that such a text never existed, and Ramaswamy, noticing that the slokas recited by Krishnamacharya, undergo constant changes, came to the conclusion that the work is “his own masterpiece of his guru” (18). It is possible that the “Yoga Kurunta” – the same “inspired” text attributed to the legendary ancient sage, to give him the authority of tradition … ”

Naturally, these scammers partly took exercises from the usual Western gymnastics and a certain conglomerate of useful and harmful postures / exercises turned out. They also added rhetoric about ancient Indian wisdom and the path to enlightenment – which Western fashionable fools came very close to the court, and successfully vparili all this to the world.

And the funny thing is that these same comrades, being kind of like the founders of the gymnastic “hatha” yoga, angrily reject Kriya – the purifying techniques from the “Hatha Yoga of Pradipika”, the same abominations:

“As we read in Krishnamacharya (1941),” many people think that yoga kriya (ie shatkarma, purifying techniques) is a part of yoga, and they will prove it. But the main source of yoga, Patanjali Darshan (namely Yogasutra), does not include them … It is very disappointing that they desecrate the name of yoga … “(Jacobsen and Sundaram 2006: 18).

How do you selective logic? They chose Patanjali as the main source of yoga, therefore they rejected “enemas”, because they are not there, but at the same time asanas from Pradipika were used as a basis for practice (but Patanjali does not include them either!). Such artistic carving according to classical sources.

I think, has already brought enough facts to confirm the following theses:

– there is no yoga or that as a single, integral system, it is not even defined as a concept;

– there is no authoritative source that could be used as a basis for the formation of such a system;

– there is no (and never existed) any universally recognized guru, authority, whose opinion could be taken as a basis;

– Moreover, the most famous gurus are only charlatans and businessmen who simply exploit a reverential attitude to “ancient Indian wisdom” …

9 mythically useful products

Manufacturers of products, medicines, cosmetics and other things are concerned only with increasing their profits. It’s their illness that causes them to go to any tricks in order to reduce the cost price and raise sales prices …

9 mythically “useful” products that devastate your wallet

The propaganda of a healthy lifestyle that has gripped the world’s information space in the past 10-15 years has helped many producers of products and cosmetics to increase their profits without much effort.

“Helps the stomach”, “Strengthens blood vessels”, “Raises immunity” – similar slogans can be seen in hundreds of different products in modern supermarkets. As practice shows, the consumer is happy to buy anything – from yogurt to a special type of pasta – if it promises him help in losing weight, strengthening health, improving the complexion, etc. Unfortunately, not always promises of marketers correspond to the real effect from the use of this or that product. Here is a list of 10 over-advertised goods or services, the benefits of which are negligible compared to their final value.

Soy products

Initially, soy milk, cheese and even meat were introduced to the market specifically for people suffering from intolerance to lactose, and vegetarians. That is, for those who for one reason or another can not use their natural counterparts. However, over time, many began to perceive products from soy as dietary, and especially – soy milk, which, according to some doctors, is absorbed by the body much better than cow’s. But here’s the catch. Often, soy milk is more caloric than the natural medium fat, due to the fact that almost all producers add sugar to it. Thus, it has no “dietary” effect (rather, on the contrary), and you can lose weight from it unless your wallet. For comparison: a liter of cow milk with a fat content of 3.2% will cost you 40-45 rubles, the price of a liter of soy milk fluctuates between 75 and 120 rubles.

Fresh juices

A glass of freshly squeezed juice will cost you 3 times more than usual, while the amount of vitamins in it is by no means proportional to the final price. In addition, both in packaged and fresh juices are quite a lot of sugar, in calories they are equivalent (and often exceed) ordinary soda, and in some people can trigger allergies and digestive problems. Do not abuse this product – it is better to replace it with ordinary fruits.

Bottled water

According to the US Environmental Protection Board, the bottled water industry earns about $ 4 billion a year only in the United States. At the same time, as shown by numerous tests, the quality of such water does not exceed the quality of water piped through the most usual home filter. On average, every American spends on water in plastic up to $ 200 per year.

Supplements and Vitamins

Deficiency of vitamins or minerals – of course, not an invention of PR people, but a real and fairly common problem. But to solve it with the help of expensive drugs (and vitamins and dietary supplements are often expensive) is only on the advice of a doctor or in case of serious symptoms. According to the American nutritionist, author of the book “A Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals” by Elizabeth Somer, in most cases, you can make up for the lack of vitamins by slightly adjusting your diet and spending more time out in the fresh air. The maximum, what it is worth to spend, is calcium, magnesium and vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

Low-calorie soda

According to statistics, which leads, Americans and Europeans spend on soda for about 300 dollars (or 9 thousand rubles.) Annually. In this case, doctors say that these drinks are harmful, regardless of whether they contain sugar or not. The fact is that artificial sweeteners, which are part of the so-called dietary soda, according to research, lead to a jump in blood pressure and blood sugar levels. And this, in turn, paradoxically, causes … obesity.

Muesli Bars

The obsession with muesli in many different forms and forms came to us from Europe and most of all it covered office workers. For no reason, muesli bars have been considered an ideal food for those who lead a sedentary lifestyle – but that’s bad luck: by caloric content and composition, most of these bars do not differ from ordinary chocolates. They also have a lot of sugar, as well as many trans fats (extremely harmful to the heart and blood vessels), and nutrients, perhaps slightly more than in the same chocolate with whole nuts. In America, now another fashion: with the easy filing of Hollywood stars, everyone was carried away by protein bars. And this is the same effect of advertising, as the popularity of muesli, say nutritionists. Again, a lot of sugar, trans fats, a disproportionately high price (from 50 to 120 rubles.), And the content of proteins can be, for example, 2 eggs (8-10 rubles.).

“Medical cosmetics”

Rejuvenating, tightening, refreshing, nourishing and other “wonderful” creams and tonics can cost from 1500 to 5-7 thousand rubles, depending on the composition, volume and firm-manufacturer. However, according to Hollywood dermatologist Tony Nakly, none of the cosmetic preparations in the world has the effect of such money, from which it was made – from shark fat, placental cells, “silver ions” and their ilk. Most of the products on the shelves of cosmetic shops can be replaced with pharmacy ointments at 5 or even 10 times cheaper, and if you decide to buy yourself a miracle cream for your face, choose one where there is retinol and as few dyes and flavorings as possible . By the way, a visit to a dermatologist will also bring more benefits and will cost much less than a trip to a cosmetic boutique.

Yogurt with bacteria

Putting on the bottle of kefir or a glass of yogurt a badge “Contains useful bacteria”, the manufacturer, of course, does not mind. Both in yogurt and in yogurt, these bacteria are actually contained – however, they also exist in any other unpasteurized sour-milk products. And as storage, bacteria become less and less – and there is no difference, 20 rubles was worth your yogurt or 120. Choose these products with the mind: pay attention not to the mythically “bacterial” benefits, but to the presence in their composition of sugar, dyes and artificial flavors. Sometimes natural – that is, without these additives – yogurt is cheaper than pasted with advertising badges and from this more tempting for gullible buyers.

Subscriptions to the fitness club

After New Year’s holidays fitness clubs are literally attacked by customers obsessed with the idea of a healthy lifestyle. Tortured by remorse for overeating and idleness during the holidays, office workers do not spare money for semi-annual and annual subscriptions … but, according to statistics, they use them from strength to spring. On average, every club card holder attends classes no more than 5 times a month, and thus the price of one visit is from 300 to 500 rubles. A little expensive? Yes, but not only. Abandoned fitness only does what “soothes conscience”, but does not give the desired result. That is, in fact, helps to put up with extra pounds. Try to walk better: 30-minute walks every day for 3 months will help to lose about 2 kilograms, and at the same time will be completely free.

Where is many calories?

What are calories? What are the many calories? All those who are eager to eat properly must answer these questions for themselves. Calories in food – a measure of the energy that we get with food. Energy is needed for cells to do their job. If a person has a normal weight, then it is desirable for him to get with food and spend on the load the same number of calories every day. However, often the question, in what many calories, are interested in people who are dreaming of getting rid of excess weight. In fact, all diets for slimming and proper nutrition systems are built on a significant restriction of food with high caloric content.

How does calorie count in eating?

To calculate calories, special tables are used. They can easily be found in specialized literature or on the Internet. In such tables, the products are listed, and their energy value per 100 grams is given. What are the many calories? In those products that contain more than 400 kilocalories per 100 grams.

In total for a day different people should use different quantity of calories. On average, the diet should contain 1200-2500 kilocalories per day. In order to know exactly how much you consume calories, you need to use kitchen scales and maintain a food diary. Such records will help you count calories in food constantly and adjust the menu. To calculate calories in food per day, you must write down all the foods you ate and the weight of the portion in grams. Then the calorie content of each dish is counted separately, and all the results are summed up.

An example of counting calories in food

For an example, let’s calculate the caloric value of one meal. So, the person ate for breakfast an egg, two dairy sausages (100 grams), Ukrainian bread (25 grams), a glass of milk 3.2% fat (250 grams).

According to calorie tables we find each product. Eggs on the average contain about 70 kilocalories in one piece. In dairy sausages 260 kilocalories per 100 grams. In milk of such fat content is 58 kilocalories in every 100 grams. At us in an example of 250 gramme of a product, means, it is necessary to increase 58 on 2,5. We get 145 kilocalories per serving of milk. Bread of this grade contains 213 kilocalories in 100 grams. In 25 grams there will be accordingly (213 × 0.25) = 53.2 kcal. Now we need to summarize the caloricity of all dishes. It turns out 70 (egg) + 260 (sausages) + 145 (milk) + 53.2 (bread). Only 528.2 kilocalories for this meal.

What are the many calories in our diet?

Many seem tiring enough to constantly count calories in food. This requires not only self-discipline, but also time, as well as accurate information about the mass of each serving. Sometimes it is enough to simply consider the approximate energy value of food. This system is especially suitable for those who do not want to lose weight by many kilograms, but simply tries to adhere to proper nutrition in order to keep the figure. By this method, foods with high caloric content should be almost completely excluded from the menu. Products with an average calorie content may be present in the diet, but only in small amounts. But low-calorie foods can be consumed in almost any quantity. Then we are faced with the question, in what many calories? What products will have to be abandoned?

Foods with high caloric content are primarily fat-rich foods. Caloric content of carbohydrates and proteins is much lower. The highest calorie content of all foods is vegetable oil. It contains about 900 kilocalories per 100 grams, which greatly exceeds the energy value of bread, sugar, and even fat. Butter is also very caloric (700 kilocalories per 100 grams).

Mayonnaise is one of the worst enemies of the figure. In 100 grams of this sauce (and this is just a few tablespoons) contains up to 630 kcal. Chocolate, even bitter, also contains a lot of fat, which means, and calories. In 100 grams of chocolate more than 500 kilocalories. Nuts, seeds are also rich in fats. In 100 grams of different varieties there are more than 500 kilocalories.

Smoked meat products, fat, fat pork, lamb have a high calorie content. They rarely have less than 450-550 kilocalories per 100 grams.

Products with an average calorie content

Such products include bread, potatoes (except fried), cereals, rice, pasta cooked sausage, sausages, dairy products with medium fat content, fruit. The energy value of these products is mainly formed due to the calorie content of carbohydrates in their composition.

Such food can and should be included in your diet. To lose weight, cut your usual portion of bread and garnish twice. Almost every person is enough for 50 grams of bread per day. With regard to potatoes, rice, cereals, pasta, then their volume should not exceed a third of the volume of each meal. So, one-third is a protein product (meat, fish, chicken). Another third – vegetables (except potatoes). And for the rest, you have any side dish.

Low calorie foods

It is these products that need to be satisfied with the appetite played in the evening. They are worth more for those who are on a diet. Fiber, water, microelements and vitamins form the basis of such food varieties. To low-calorie foods include vegetables, except potatoes, mushrooms, low-fat dairy products.

Water, tea and coffee without sugar, herbal infusions do not contain calories. They can be drunk in large quantities in order to “deceive” the appetite.

Caloric content of carbohydrates, fats, proteins

We examined the groups of products depending on their calorie content. If we talk about the composition of food, the most high-calorie components are fats. One gram of fat contains 9 kilocalories. The benefit of fat is that with it the body absorbs many vitamins. Therefore, you can not completely abandon fats. Moreover, it would be rather difficult to do this. In many foods, fat is hidden.

Proteins contain 4 kilocalories per gram. This is relatively small. In addition, energy from proteins is assimilated slowly. The body takes several hours to digest protein foods.

How many calories are there in carbohydrates? As much as in proteins: 4 kilocalories per gram. But carbohydrates are digested much faster. Some of them (glucose, fructose, sucrose) generally do not require digestion. As soon as such carbohydrates enter the stomach, their absorption into the blood begins. Calories in other carbohydrates (“slow”) are absorbed within 1-3 hours. Caloric content of carbohydrates is not too high, but the products containing them, we traditionally use in large quantities. Flour, potatoes, pasta, bread can cause obesity.

Separately it is necessary to tell about caloric content of alcohol. Each gram of pure alcohol contains 7 kilocalories. In addition, alcohol is absorbed extremely quickly. Of course, alcohol should be limited to those who are on a diet. To its drawbacks can be attributed also the ability to remove all kinds of psychological inhibitions, including the conscious restriction of food. Having drunk at a festive table, we run the risk of violating the diet. At this point, few people will care how many calories in carbohydrates or in what many calories.

What is the use of fish oil for men?

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Soviet Union successfully completed studies that established the value of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) for the human body. Scientists have identified a lack of these substances in the human body. Such pathological conditions as rickets, night blindness, impotence at a young age, anemia of different types were associated with a shortage of these organic compounds in the diet of Soviet citizens. A natural, richest source of PUFA was a special food supplement. Fish oil for men is very useful. It contributes to a significant improvement in fertility, is the best prevention for the functioning of the heart muscle, provides a rapid build-up of muscle mass.

Once the leadership of the Soviet Union took immediate measures, including dietary supplements in the children’s diet. Since the USSR medicine was strictly socially oriented, it was of a mass, compulsory nature, the measures taken were widely spread. A valuable product was not liked by everyone for the unpleasant taste for many people. The situation was exacerbated by scientific discoveries that occurred in the late 60’s, refuting the myth of the unconditional value of fish oil for the human body. In 1970, a decision was made to exclude BAA from the arsenal of Soviet medicine.

Now fish oil has the status of an important, useful food supplement that can increase a man’s potency, make everyone better. Consider impartially the benefits and possible harm of fish oil for the health of men.

What is fish oil?

It is strange, but fish oil is not by all people identified with fish and products of its processing. Let’s draw an analogy with the sweets “bird’s milk”, in which the filling from a delicate souffle has the name of a product that does not exist in nature. People mistakenly believe that fish oil is a rare kind of vegetable oil or a product of food chemistry.

Fish oil is a natural product, a real fish fat. This dietary supplement is obtained in the process of heating fat from the cod liver. In this way, three product fractions are obtained: white, yellow, brown. The first fraction is the most valuable, it is used mainly for pharmacological purposes, it is from this type of fat that dietary supplements are created. The second fraction is used by pharmacists much less often. The third fraction is used exclusively for technical purposes.

Fish oil composition

Fish oil is a substance reminiscent of the consistency and color of refined vegetable oil. On this similarity ends – the composition of the product differs dramatically from the composition of any other edible fat in that it contains polyunsaturated fatty acids – Omega 3 (w-3), Omega 6 (w-6).

PUFA Omega-3, Omega-6

The name of these substances is related to their graphical formula, where on the so-called w-angle after the third and sixth carbon atoms there is a double carbon-carbon bond. In total, 11 acids belong to omega-3, the most important for human health will be three: α-linolenic, eicosapentaenoic, docosahexaenoic. To omega-6 also include 11 acids, the most important for the body – linoleic, arachidonic.

Both complexes of biochemical compounds are important for the human body – they contribute to the acceleration of metabolic reactions, the regeneration of tissues (PUFA is the building material from which the body makes the cell walls), affect the growth of the child and adolescent organism, contribute to the normalization and enhancement of male potency (affect the development of the main androgen in the male body – testosterone).

If we analyze the difference between w-3 and w-6, then the most significant difference in organic compounds will be their competitiveness – the w-3 value for the organism is much larger than w-6. This is reflected in the speed of synthesis of the necessary substances, the need and efficiency of regeneration processes, the construction of cell membranes, metabolism. Omega-3 is more useful than Omega-6.

Important! Excess PUFA can harm male health. w-6 promotes the spontaneous activation of platelets, causes them to stick together, get lost in the heap, contributing to the process of thrombosis. Excess w-3 can cause the development of autoimmune diseases, uncontrolled cell growth, prostatic hyperplasia (prostate adenoma).


Glycerides – the general name of glycerol esters (simple alcohol) and some fatty acids. Fish oil contains the following varieties of glycerides: oleic and palmitic fatty acids.

  • Oleic acid is a representative of w-9 unsaturated fatty acids. Insignificant volumes of it are synthesized by the human body. If there are w-3 and w-6 PUFAs, the human body will not need this acid as a nutritional supplement, since it is capable of producing oleic acid by itself by splitting omega-3 and omega-6. Oleic acid is important for health – it can regulate the level of “bad cholesterol” in the blood, reducing its danger. Normalizes the glucose content, reducing the risk of diabetes. Strengthens immunity, reduces the possibility of oncological diseases.
  • Palmitic acid is the most common substance in human food, everyday and necessary. It is synthesized by the human body.

Vitamins A, D

Vitamins are cofactor substances that are of great catalytic importance for any living organism. Thanks to vitamins, virtually all biochemical reactions are possible.

In fish oil contains two vitamins – A, D. Is this a lot or not? Are these coenzymes important or not? Note that in nature there are 33 necessary for the human vitamin, of which only three organisms are not able to synthesize independently – A, D and niacin. It is easy to understand the importance of these substances in the composition of fish oil for the health of any organism.

Consider in more detail the importance of vitamins A and D for health:

  • Vitamin A. Very useful, vital substance. Contained in animal products (retinol) and plant origin (carotenoids, xanthophiles). Vitamin A promotes the synthesis of various enzymes, immunoglobulin A, sex hormones, interferon, rhodopsin, lysozyme. That is, vitamin A is needed to strengthen immunity, renewal and growth of body tissues, normalization of vision, male potency. Coenzyme A – a powerful antioxidant, promotes the binding of free radicals, which prematurely age the body.
  • Vitamin D. This coenzyme helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, promotes the multiplication of cells and the synthesis of certain hormones. It is extremely necessary for children and adolescents, during the stage of body growth. Coenzyme D is partially synthesized by the body under the influence of solar ultraviolet (D3, cholecalciferol), but mainly enters the body with food (D2, ergocalciferol). In combination with vitamin A – an effective remedy for rickets, osteoporosis, anemia of various types.

Attention! Vitamin A of animal origin is more useful for the human body than vegetable – it is quickly absorbed, a more active metabolite. But retinol disintegrates faster than carotenoids and xanthophiles, becomes a carcinogen and has a detrimental effect. Therefore, fish oil is used fresh, rancid stale product is harmful to the body. Fish oil in capsules is stored longer, but we must carefully treat information about the shelf life of dietary supplements, because the spoiled product in the capsule can not taste and determine the degree of its suitability.

Trace elements: phosphorus, iodine, sulfur and bromine

Microelements are useful and useful substances. Phosphorus, bromine, sulfur and iodine are constituent parts of fish oil, but their quantity is so negligible that they do not bring any significant benefit to the body. The indicated fact does not prevent the producers of dietary supplements from indicating the listed trace elements as an integral part of the food additive.

The benefits and possible harm of fish oil for men of different ages

The rarity of polyunsaturated fatty acids in nature, their useful qualities, special coenzymes and microelements make fish oil a valuable food additive. This was also realized by the dietitians of the Soviet Union in the far 60s, by appointing BAA as mandatory for use in childhood. Why, in 1970, was fish oil recognized by Soviet scientists as potentially dangerous? It turned out that the abundance of PUFA in a young organism can lead to a dangerous pathology – male infertility.

It was necessary to find the negative properties of the substance, as the fish oil was declared the enemy of male potency. But the useful qualities of dietary supplements have not disappeared, it is rather a cure for male impotence than poison for it. Justice was restored in 1993 – fish oil was returned to the title of a useful food supplement.

And yet you need to understand in detail, in what cases and at what age dietary supplement can bring a man a benefit, and in which – harm.

A young man (from twelve to twenty-five years old)

A man, from a biological point of view, will be considered a sexually mature male, capable of reproduction. Men of different races, nationalities achieve this ability in the period from 12 to 14 years.

Is fish oil useful at this age and will it matter for the sexual function of a young man? Considering the role played by the constituent parts of fish oil for the growth and renewal of body tissues, the positive answer is unambiguous. The young man is in a stage of rapid growth, he badly needs all the components of fish oil. Proliferation of cells, the production of enzymes and hormones requires PUFA and vitamin A, the growth of bone tissue – vitamin D. Fish oil can help a child to become a man, a typical representative of his sex.

Harm to the health of a young man can bring an excess of dietary supplements in the diet for a long time (about a year). The abundance of PUFAs adversely affects the mobility, viability of spermatozoa, causing their mass death. The death of spermatozoa is programmed by the body, and, even if the fish oil is removed from the human diet, a pathology of male infertility arises. Only expensive, complex treatment can restore reproductive function to a man in such cases.

Important! It is necessary to monitor the intake of dietary supplements at a young age, carefully study the instructions and doses of the drug, consult a doctor.

A young man (from twenty-five to forty-four)

A man from 25 to 44 years old is at the most productive age. In normal conditions – healthy food, no bad habits, good ecology – it makes no sense to consume fish oil as a food supplement. If a man at this age does not lead the healthiest way of life – he eats poorly, is surrounded by bad ecology and works on a dangerous production for health – periodic consumption of dietary supplements will not be superfluous.

A mature man (from forty-four to sixty)

The age range from 44 to 60 years is the time when a man’s testosterone deficiency in the body increases, dyshormonal dysfunction appears, and men’s menopause occurs. PUFA omega-3 affects the synthesis of the testosterone hormone required by a man at this age. It also helps to improve blood flow, which is good for male potency. Fish oil is an excellent means of preventing prostatitis and prostatodynia.

Important! Recent studies of Russian medical science have revealed the effect of Omega-3 PUFA on prostatic hyperplasia, establishing a possible relationship between the development of prostate cancer and the level of this substance in the blood. Therefore, it is necessary to use the drug cautiously in those cases when benign formations of the type of prostate adenoma are found in the body.

A man’s life after sixty years

If you omit the influence of omega-3 on the hyperplasia of prostate cells, then fish oil can be called the most real medicine for old age. A powerful antioxidant retinol can significantly slow down the aging process. PUFAs of omega-3 and omega-6 will restore the cell population, restoring elasticity to the skin, elasticity of the muscles.

Vitamin D will help to cope with osteoporosis, making bones strong and young. And if a man over 60 is not threatened with prostate adenoma by the doctor’s conclusion, preparations based on fish oil are very useful for him!

Antibiotics. Application rules

A good time of the day, dear friend! The article will be devoted to the correct use of antibiotics. Antibacterial drugs are medicines, without which many infectious diseases that are successfully treated now would lead to death. For example, pneumonia. Previously, a huge number of people died from it, and now the death from pneumonia in the hospital department of a therapist is unacceptable, especially if it was a young man. Therefore, these medicines are a great blessing for humanity. They saved millions of lives during their existence. Now these drugs are freely available in pharmacies in Russia. Their availability is a plus, but there is also a minus – many people buy them on their own and use “as horrible”. From this, the result of the action of the medicine may not be the one expected. But I will tell you how to use ANTIBIOTICS RIGHTLY in this article. Go!

First of all, it is necessary to define antibacterial drugs and antibiotics.

If it speaks very simply, ANTIBACTERIAL PREPARATIONS are substances that destroy bacteria or contribute to stopping the division of bacteria. And ANTIBIOTICS is one of the groups of medicines that make up antibacterial drugs, the peculiarity of which is that they are formed by living organisms (bacteria, fungi, etc.).

It should be noted that viruses and fungi do not concern bacteria. From this it is necessary to draw an important conclusion: antibacterial drugs, including antibiotics, help with infection (infection is a disease caused by microbes, which include unicellular fungi, bacteria and viruses), ONLY CAUSED BY BACTERIA. From viruses and fungi, they DO NOT help. Therefore, for example, with herpes they will not help. But with pneumonia, yes. Because this disease is caused by bacteria.

To antibiotics carry quite a lot of different groups of drugs. All of them do not act on all microorganisms, but on specific ones. For example, there is such a bacterium – a stick of Koch (causing tuberculosis). The drug rifampicin will destroy it, and amoxicillin is not. Because the bacterium to the latter is not sensitive (that is, it is resistant to the action of the antibiotic). Just one antibiotic destroys a bacterium, destroying its wall (BACTERICID antibiotics), while others slow down the division of bacteria and thereby prevent their spread throughout the body (BACTERIOSTATIC antibiotics).

It was a very small tour of antibiotics. He needed to understand what kind of preparations they were. And now the RULES OF APPLICATION of antibacterial drugs. After all, these drugs are a powerful tool that we can use to the fullest extent, using these rules, and we can use it as an “ape with a gun”, who considers herself to be the most intelligent and tries to cure herself blindly, without knowing anything about the gun. But she could accidentally shoot herself. And this must be avoided.

Rule # 1. Antibiotics should be used STRONGLY by INDICATIONS.

The main indication for the use of antibiotics is a serious BACTERIAL infection. It is bacterial, not viral or fungal. For example, pneumonia with a few exceptions is caused by bacteria. Therefore, antibiotics in this case are shown. But with the flu in the early days there, because the flu is caused by the corresponding virus. Antibiotics do not work on them.

About serious infections. I have friends who drink antibiotics for a cold. Here is remembered bearded anecdote: “If you treat a cold, then it is cured after 7 days. And if left untreated, it takes a week. “The cold (for acute acute respiratory infection in the hospital – ARI) is a disease that our body can cope with without antibiotics. In addition, it is not a fact that it will be caused by bacteria, there are also rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal mucosa, accompanied by a runny nose), caused by viruses. It turns out fortune-telling on the coffee grounds. Do not forget that the use of the same antibiotic does not pass without a trace. Bacteria get used to them, and eventually the medicine does not work. The situation is similar to the baiting of cockroaches. For the first time the poison acts very powerfully on the negligent inhabitants of the apartment. The number of insects decreases sharply. But there remain those units that proved insensitive to poison. It multiplies and becomes very many cockroaches that are not susceptible to this poison. And you need to buy another remedy. The same thing happens with antibiotics.

Therefore, antibiotics should be used for an infection that really threatens health – pneumonia, cystitis, pyelonephritis, purulent inflammation, etc. And the cold will pass itself on febrifuge preparations in a week.

Rule # 2. In the early days, preparations of a WIDE SPECTRUM of action are used, and in the subsequent days, those to which the flora (bacteria) are sensitive.

A very important rule, which can fully apply, unfortunately, only in a medical institution. The fact is that there are antibiotics that kill VERY MUCH different microbes (for example, the drug amoxicillin), but there are those that act on single species (for example, anti-TB drugs only work on Koch’s stick). At the onset of an infectious disease, it is UNKNOWN what type of bacteria caused the disease (and there are a lot of bacterial species). Therefore, use drugs that kill as much as possible BACTERIA of different species. And they hope that as a result of such an “atomic explosion” among the innocent, “villainous bacteria” that caused the infection will die. This is also a fortune telling, but there is no better way out at the moment.

The most proven option is to take the environment of the organism where the infection occurs, before planting antibiotics (for example, the purulent contents of the wound). The detachable is placed on a nutrient medium, where the bacteria grow in a few days. So you can determine who caused the infection, the sensitivity of bacteria to antibiotics (in other words, which of the antibiotics is best destroyed by the specific bacteria that caused the disease). As soon as the results of the study become known, new antibiotics are prescribed, which more selectively destroy “malicious” bacteria. The analysis is done on average 3-4 days. Naturally, they do it only in a medical institution, and that is not always the case. Therefore, most often, a wide-spectrum antibiotic is used, which is chosen at random (at random).

Rule # 3. The rule of three days.

According to this rule, the effectiveness of the antibiotic is determined by 3 DAY from the moment of its appointment. The drug is canceled after 3 DAYS from the moment of stopping the symptoms of the disease.

If after the start of taking an antibiotic for 3 days the symptoms of the disease decrease: the fever stops, the degree of weakness decreases, cough, dyspnea, etc., it means that ANTIBIOTIC ACT on bacteria, and it is effective. The third day from the moment of admission is the last day, when the symptoms SHOULD decrease. If this does not happen (fever, cough, shortness of breath, weakness, pain in the muscles, etc.), it is necessary to CHANGE the antibiotic on another with a different mechanism of action (for example, bactericidal change to bacteriostatic), too, WIDE SPECTRUM action. Replacement is necessary, because you did not guess with the drug. Got that one to which the bacteria are already immune. And with an infectious disease, it is important early onset of therapy. You can not wait long for the infection to spread even more in the body, which will occur when taking a drug that does not work on microorganisms.

Antibiotics are usually discarded, usually 3 days after the TOMORROW of all symptoms of infection (fever, dyspnea, weakness, cough, etc.). In some cases, the reception continues further (with severe infectious diseases, which are treated in the hospital).

Rule # 4. Reception of antibiotic by the hour.

Reception of an antibiotic should be distributed on hours. In the annotation to any antibiotic in the section “Pharmacokinetics” the time of action of the drug is indicated. For example, the drug amoxicillin lasts about 6-8 hours. In order to permanently act on the bacteria antibiotic, you need to apply it continuously. In a specific example, every 8 hours, i. E. 3 times a day, strictly by the hour. Take the interval after 8 hours: 7:00, 15:00, 23:00. If the drug works every 12 hours, then it should be taken 2 times a day every 12 hours. I hope that the principle is clear. You can also focus on the indicator half-life. But I suggest the simplest version: in any annotation to the drug is indicated in what dosage and HOW MANY times you need to drink an antibiotic. Divide 24 hours by the number of the indicated receptions there, and it becomes clear in what intervals you need to drink the medicine. For example, it is indicated 6 times a day – 24 hours: 6 = 4 hours. Therefore, every 4 hours you need to take an antibiotic. If indicated once a day – every 24 hours, etc. An important rule that many do not follow. But if the concentration of the drug in the blood is not constant, it can lead to the fact that in some hours on the bacteria the drug will not function. And this can lead to the development of SUSTAINABILITY of microorganisms to the destructive effect of the drug. This can not be allowed.

Rule # 4. Use together with antibiotics drugs to eliminate the symptoms of an infectious disease.

To eliminate the symptoms of the disease, other drugs are used together with antibiotics. For example, with pneumonia, the main symptoms are fever, dyspnea, cough with phlegm, and chest pain is possible. To eliminate fever, they use the drugs, sputum, sputum, spleen for faster separation of sputum, pain in the groin, anodyne drugs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – NSAIDs, which are also antipyretic and anti-inflammatory). This is necessary to alleviate the condition of the patient, as well as a speedy recovery.

Rule # 5. After a course of antibiotics, restoration of the intestinal microflora with probiotics is shown.

A rule that most people never follow. The fact that antibiotics besides “harmful” bacteria also affects “good”, which are in our gastrointestinal tract. A set of beneficial bacteria is called a normal microflora. This microflora performs a lot of useful functions – it protects the gastrointestinal tract from the growth in it of “harmful” bacteria due to competition with them, forms some vitamins, participates in the digestion of certain nutrients, stimulates immunity, etc. When using antibiotics, part of this microflora also perishes , since the drug acts on many types of bacteria (a wide range of action). And this leads to the development of DYSBACTERIOSIS of the intestines. The condition may not be manifested in any way, but it can also lead to the development of infections of the gastrointestinal tract (since instead of the dead microflora, many “harmful bacteria” enter the food that inhabit empty spaces in the intestine), dyspeptic disorders (bloating, diarrhea or constipation, a violation of the assimilation of nutrients), a decrease in immunity. Dysbacteriosis of the intestine – this is not a disease, it can be in varying degrees – from mild to severe. But it is precisely known that after taking antibiotics, it develops in 99.9% of cases. To prevent this, AFTER THE ANTIBIOTICS COURSE, PROBIOTICS are used – preparations containing living beneficial bacteria. For example, such drugs include linex, bifidumbacterin, lactobacterin, etc. Reception should be from the day of antibiotic cancellation DURATION for at least 21 days. New beneficial bacteria in the medicine will take the place of the dead. And the dysbacteriosis will be eliminated.

Rule # 6. When using a combination of antibiotics, drugs with different mechanisms of action and side effects should be used.

This rule is intended for doctors. Since combinations of antibiotics are produced in serious infectious diseases, which must be treated in the hospital. But for general development, it can be taken into account that when antibiotics with the same side effects are used, summation of unwanted reactions of the body to the drug may occur. And also, that the effectiveness of drugs with different mechanisms of action is greater than when using antibiotics with the same action.

Rule # 7. With the duration of effective intake of antibiotics for more than 10 days, it is replaced by a drug with the opposite mechanism of action.

Here it should be noted that with acute infections that are treated at home, the antibiotic intake is usually no more than 5-10 days. Long-term use is already used in a medical institution, if there is evidence for this. Therefore, an ordinary person is not concerned with this. About how many days and at what dosage it is necessary to use an antibiotic. It is better to trust that information, which is indicated in the annotation to the drug.

You can also use drugs that stimulate immunity. If there is a desire. Do not also forget that to apply CONSTANTLY for the same infection (eg, a cold), the same antibiotic is NOT available. This will lead to the habituation of microflora to it. And in the end at some point the drug will not work. Therefore, if you use the same antibiotic more than 3-4 times, it is better to replace it with a drug from another group, also a broad spectrum of action.

I hope that the information was useful to you. Now you know how to properly use this powerful tool against infection – antibiotics. Be healthy, dear friend.

10 reasons to lie down and take a nap during a working break

Extra sleep can strengthen your memory, relieve stress and improve the quality of your sex life. In the office, of course, you will look crooked, but do not give up, defend your right to sleep – the Japanese generally do it all.

1. You will make up for a lack of sleep

Let’s admit, you hardly ever sleep the recommended 7-9 hours every day, right? Nedosyp badly affects your productivity and stress resistance, as a result – your effectiveness is reduced. So that you know, lack of sleep has the property of accumulating, and a short nap during lunch break is a great way to cope with it.

2. You will become smarter

German scientists found that after a short sleep, new material (book, film, master class) is remembered five times better! In other words, while you are asleep, the brain processes the acquired knowledge and densely compacts them in the head. Admit it, you used to lecture this when you were a student?

3. You will not be gorged

The less you sleep, the higher the probability that you will gain weight – with such data were made by scientists from Stanford University (USA). Lack of sleep causes your body to require more food to make up for energy. In addition, with a lack of sleep, the level of leptin, the hormone responsible for feeling full, decreases.

4. You will cope with stress.

Stress leads to increased blood pressure, which means it can cause a heart attack, stroke and even erectile problems. But, as American scientists have discovered, daytime sleep helps to cope with anxiety.

5. You will be more gentle

Constantly arguing with a friend? The reason may be a lack of healthy sleep. A recent study showed that only one sleepless night can aggravate a family conflict. Why? Your ability to read her emotions worsens, and irritability grows. That’s why.

6. You will live longer

People who sleep less than six hours a day are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Scientists believe that the fault is stress (to a certain extent, as you understand, from the constant lack of sleep).

7. You’ll be better in bed

If you sleep less than five hours a day, your testosterone level may drop by 10-15%. A lack of testosterone leads to a decrease in sexual appetite, liquefaction of sperm and problems with erection. Oh, how!

8. You will keep your sanity

Lack of sleep increases your chances of getting false memories. A US study showed that regularly undetectable people are more likely to see non-existent details in the photographs after they have been told about them. In other words, the criticality of perception in an asleep person is extremely low.

9. You will be in the best shape

Take a nap, and your training will pass at altitude. A Stanford University study proves that athletes who slept more, achieved higher results in the sprint, showed greater endurance, and they had a lower pulse. Their training was generally better. Scientists say that the majority of visitors to gyms do not adhere to a sleep regime sufficient for recovery after training.

10. Your skin will thank you

In the sleepy person, the facial features are thinned, the skin acquires an uneven shade and begins to peel off. Sleepless nights accelerate the aging process, reducing the ability of your skin to regenerate.

13 phrases that it is better not to say in the doctor’s office

1. Something you, the doctor, some shabby. Are you REALLY a doctor?

If the doctor did not like you – appearance, manner of speaking, strongly intelligent look or vice versa – do not tell him anything. Make a note to another Aesculapius. As one of the medical luminaries used to say, there are three of you in this situation: the patient, his illness and his doctor. If a patient with a doctor can not unite, wins … Well, let’s not talk about sad things.

2. Yesterday on the site I read that cough and hiccups are the first symptoms of cholera … Is it true?

Hypocrisy doctors do not like. Because they are hurting exactly what they should, in their opinion, be sick. And this is not treated. The most useful medicine in such cases is a placebo. But, on the other hand, if the patient finds out about it, the doctor can not avoid troubles.

3. Here, you know, one came to you, said – I have a face. But I did not believe him

If the diagnosis given by the previous doctor for some reason causes doubts in you – do not talk about it. Let the new doctor deal with you on the basis of symptoms. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to compare.

4. You are such an easy, so aerial – assistant proctologist ?!

Do not make ambiguous compliments long-legged assistant in the presence of her patron-doctor. The case may end in a big scandal, but for you – with self-mutilation.

5. Actually, I lead a fairly respectable lifestyle. I had a conditioner on the order in the “bracelet”, and in the watch a strap from the leather of the possum – that there was no allergy

Do not tell me about your financial situation. The doctor, especially in a commercial clinic, is also a person who sincerely believes that a couple of general large-scale surveys will not hurt the health of a completely healthy patient or his personal well-being at all.

6. That’s about the same as now, I was in childhood – I was sick with chickenpox. And something similar, only without colic, was on Goa, when I was poisoned with coconut milk …

Answer clearly, as in the army: where it hurts, where it ekes, scores and worries, without unnecessary pictorial details. If necessary, the doctor himself will ask what you were sick in childhood. Otherwise, you will only confuse him. And in general, in anticipation of reception try to formulate claims to your own organism is extremely clear.

7. As it says, the doctor, “Mens san en in corpore san”, is not it?

Do not try to flash erudition, using in conversation with the doctor winged Latin expressions. A rare physician retains good memories of passing the exam in Latin. The only phrase that any graduate of the medical school will fully understand: Fortuna non penis – in manus non tenis (“Luck is not a member – you can not hold it”). So do not say it. Otherwise, they suspect that you are a colleague, for some reason trying to hide it.

8. Ah, a year ago I had a familiar dentist, here he treated so treated! Unfortunately, I went to America

Do not try to protect the professional merits of the former dentist, even if you have the opportunity to do so. That is, if you are allowed to close your mouth, spit and do not force to open it again.

9. So are you only a candidate? I really thought, at least the doctor of sciences …

In fact, the candidates defend on the example of successful treatment of a very specific ailment. That is, the practical experience of the candidate is guaranteed. Dissertations the same doctoral are written most often on the basis of generalizations and theoretical conclusions. And sometimes quite a long time.

10. Tell me, what if I turn to shamans? They say that they have a psionic factor in their urine, from which the ulcer itself cicatrizes itself

About methods of alternative medicine start talking only after you make sure that the doctor does not feel to them a feeling of deep dislike. It’s easy to find out. For example, say that rinsed the throat with tincture of calendula or drank tincture of ginseng.

11. You know, chills and migraine – not all … I sometimes think that there, in the corner, someone is sitting and strangely breathing

Do not scare the local therapist with stories about what you see, see or hear. You risk being directly directed to a psychiatrist.

12. You are so cute, doctor! But my current girl says that I’m not sick at all, it’s just that the lower chakras are hammered

In conversation with female doctors, try not to mention other women and especially their opinion on your health. Even life-hardened urologists prefer to hear from patients dry stories about sex and partners, and not about girls and rough unforgettable sex.

13. To admit, almost every day I introduce, you know, a hundred grams. And what, they say, is useful for blood vessels!

If the matter has not reached the reception of an expert in narcology, do not rush to admit that because of the specifics of the work you often have to drink. Doctors do not like it. What is the point of treating a person who drives himself to the grave?



Representatives of official medicine advocate constant sexual relations among men of all ages. Moreover, there is a claim that regular sex life is an integral part of men’s health.


Regular sexual life is recommended by urologists as an obligatory condition for the treatment of chronic prostatitis!

However, this is true, for the most part, for the therapy of congestive forms of prostatitis, and not bacterial. So, during the course of treatment and for several months after it, it is recommended to have regular sexual relations. Rhythmic filling and emptying of the prostate, according to urologists, contributes to the enhancement and preservation of its functionality. This is especially true for men of middle and older ages, when manifestations of prostatitis are most frequent.


Long-term sexual abstinence (from several years), according to doctors, can lead to a complete inability to commit sexual intercourse. This effect can be caused by “turning off” the erectile function, as if a person did not use muscles, and they gradually atrophied.

Regarding the change in the hormonal background during abstinence, one of the studies showed the maximum increase in endogenous testosterone in men on the 7th day of abstinence, after which the level of the hormone gradually decreased to the initial level. However, there is no evidence of the effect of prolonged sexual abstinence on the level of sex hormones.


A sedentary lifestyle associated with work or other causes is one of the precursors of modern diseases: obesity, cardiovascular pathologies, metabolic syndrome, etc. Sexual contact, in addition to satisfying carnal pleasures, is some form of physical activity, contributing to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, Cardiovascular diseases.

It is difficult to say how significant such a contribution is in preventing general hypodynamia and heart pathologies, but doctors tend to regard sex as one of the pleasant types of physical activity, with all its positive properties.


On the impact of abstinence on the quality of sperm, there is no unequivocal opinion, since research in this area is controversial.

Opinion 1: In case of problems with conception, non-prolonged abstinence is recommended. This is argued by the fact that the amount of ejaculate (and spermatozoa) while increasing. However, it is important to understand that spermatozoa should primarily have the ability to fertilize an egg, that is, to be mobile. Their number only increases the chance that one of the spermatozoa will be able to do this.

Opinion 2: in case of problems with conception, rapid ejaculation is recommended. This is argued by improving sperm quality, by constantly updating spermatozoa and removing their “old” brethren.


Depending on the male’s sexual constitution, abstinence can lead to behavioral changes: in many individuals, sexual abstinence is manifested by quick temper and irritability. This behavior is typical of men with a high sexual constitution, when the lack of sexual energy releases causes internal discomfort. Depending on the sexual temperament, in some individuals, characteristic changes in behavior may appear after a few days of abstinence.

Some men are much easier to tolerate the absence of sexual discharge and may not notice any discomfort at all. Perhaps this is also associated with a low sexual constitution.


The first case, when medicine recommends refraining from sexual intercourse, is the presence of acute cardiac pathologies in men. In this case, sexual contact can cause death. Especially since the stories are already known such cases.

The second case, when medicine recognizes abstinence is appropriate and even desirable, is the rejection of illegible sexual relations, without the use of contraception (condoms). Such connections, in addition to the direct risk of infection with STDs, provoke the introduction of a foreign bacterial microflora with subsequent risk of complications if there is a weakening of the immune system.



In the Taoist sexual practices of antiquity, popularized by some modern authors, one of which is Mantak Chia, men sought to minimize the loss of seminal fluid. The Taoists believed that, together with the seed, the man loses his vitality, which could be used to improve the body, transform into creativity.

However, this does not mean that the Taoists did not have sex. On the contrary, their sexual contacts by their number and duration exceeded many of the reasonable limits of the present time. But how did they manage to save the seed and have sex? The fact is that the Taoists first discovered that orgasm and ejaculation are two different processes that can be separated at will, using special techniques. Such sexual practice allowed to have many orgasms in a row without losing ejaculation. As a result, the man not only did not lose sexual energy with ejaculation, but was additionally charged with it, receiving an orgasm without ejaculation, and also fully controlled the duration of the sexual intercourse and their number.

The ability to receive an unlimited number of orgasms without losing erection was called multiple orgasms in men.


Many examples of the use of Taoist concepts (perhaps not realized) can be seen in modern life. For example, the great boxer Mohammed Ali, abstained from sex several weeks before the upcoming fight, arguing this by preserving and multiplying the forces for the fight. This tactic has been adopted by many athletes of our time, and abstaining from important competitions is a common practice in amateur and professional sports.

Not only sports successes can be improved by saving and redirecting sexual energy. Many talented and non-ordinary personalities use sexual energy to improve their creative potential in such areas as art, business, self-development. In one of the bestsellers in the business literature genre, Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich, one of the steps to prosperity is called as “The Mystery of Sexual Transmutation.” The essence of sexual transmutation is to channel sexual energy into the right direction. The author gives his observations based on the analysis of biographies of successful men, that many of them achieved success at the age of 50-60 years, when they learned to save and use their sexual energy to improve their creative potential.


Sperm contains a large number of substances important to the health of the body (ascorbic acid, zinc, docosahexaenoic acid, choline, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium), which leave it during ejaculation. With frequent ejaculation, depletion of nutrient reserves is possible, which negatively affects overall health. In addition, the production of sperm consumes energy, which could be used to restore the body.

Abstinence promotes the reuse of seminal fluid, and due to this reabsorption, positively affects the health of the individual and his thinking abilities.


What conclusions can be drawn based on all of the above? First of all:

  1. Unintelligible sexual intercourse without the use of contraception uniquely detrimental to the health of men;
  2. Your frequency of sexual life should match your sexual constitution, that is, for each man there will be an optimal rhythm of sexual life, which you must adhere to. Forcing or reducing the number of sexual acts with respect to your sexual constitution can have a detrimental effect on physical and emotional health. For middle-aged men, the so-called conventionally physiological rhythm is the norm, the frequency of sexual acts at which it reaches 2-3 times a week. However, if your needs are not written out in a given amount, forcing will only lead to fatigue;
  3. Sexual energy can be used to improve creative and athletic performance.




Sleep for 6-8 hours a day. This is just as much as necessary for sleep, and not at all the amount of time you spend in bed.

A deep sleep is the time of testosterone. Scientists who study sleep speak of its five stages, the so-called sleep architecture. Basically during sleep you go through the hour and a half cycles. The last 15 minutes of each cycle are restorative portions of deep sleep. With deep sleep our eyes move quickly. It is then that we see dreams; As if our eyes quickly look through the films projected from within.

Deep sleep is also part of the cycle with the maximum production of testosterone. It is at these intervals that men develop erections lasting an average of 15 minutes and repeating throughout the night at intervals of 1.5 hours. Therefore, men wake up (should wake up) with an erection (see “What is the lack of an erection in the morning?”). The quality and duration of deep sleep depends a lot in the physical and emotional state: resistance to stress, internal energy, including the production of sperm, strengthening bones, the emergence of ambition. In order to make a deep sleep much better, carefully follow the recommendations below.


The maximum production of testosterone occurs with absolute silence. If there are any irritating factors (any noise), testosterone production does not happen so intensively.

Use Earplugs. Sleep in absolute silence. Perhaps, you think that your bedroom is relatively free of noise. But in order to optimize sleep, it is necessary to go to extreme measures and use earplugs.

Use only high-quality ear plugs made of lightweight rubberized material. It easily bends and takes the shape of your ear. Such you will find in most pharmacies. Do not put anything home-made into your ear.

Using ear plugs, you can not hear the alarm bell, since you will sleep a deep sleep. Make sure your alarm is ringing loud enough to hear it.


Electric lighting is a relatively young invention. For many centuries a man lay down when the sun was setting, and rose with the rising. Now we can turn on the bright light at any time of the day. Our body has to get used to, and this violates the internal rhythms. Since our life is no longer connected with sunrise and sunset, the body suffers from excessive lighting. It is beneficial for production and economy, but absolutely not beneficial for quality sleep.

At night, most houses are penetrated by moonlight, street lighting and light from nearby houses. There are many curtains, curtains and blinds capable of reducing the penetration of light into your home. However, the most effective technique is a mask for sleeping.

Wear a mask for sleep. There is a difference between dark and absolutely black (like pitch). Sleep in total darkness. Use for this purpose an opaque mask for sleep (you can purchase it in any pharmacy).


A mandatory condition is the optimal temperature of male testes (3 ° C less than body temperature). For this, a man during sleep should be without panties, preferably not covering the lower body or covering himself with a warm blanket (sheet).

To sleep naked is not very convenient in a society of children. Limit the children from the bedroom, keep clothes close at hand or attach a fantasy and find another way out of the situation.


Keep the room at a temperature of 18-21 ° C and discard thick blankets. If at night you wake up from the fact that you are hot or you are sweating and throwing the blanket on the floor, it means that either the room or the blanket is too warm. In order to accurately measure the temperature in the room, get a reliable electronic thermometer.

Let your room be cool enough to make you feel comfortable.

Why sleep in a cool room? Let’s say that the temperature is too high (for example, 27 ° C). Your body, in order to cool, will sweat all night long. This means that more warm blood will be delivered to the surface layer of the skin, taking out the internal heat of the body outside. In this case, the blood flows from the warm, internal area, to the periphery. You take blood from the gland, which reduces its productivity.

And now imagine that the temperature is too low, say 10 ° C. In this scenario, your body thinks as follows: “It’s too cold and you need to sacrifice such less important areas as skin, fingers, legs, ears, etc. It is necessary to direct blood inside, to the most vital objects – the brain, the heart, And other organs, including the kidneys and glands. ” This is exactly what you need.

By cooling the room, you direct blood to important organs, including glands, using the natural ability of the body to direct blood flows to various parts of it. This ability of our body saves us life, when blood pressure rises in severe bleeding, and loss of blood decreases when a limb is lost.

Obviously, it is difficult to expect a good sleep at a temperature of 10 ° C. However, you can achieve the necessary redistribution of resources in the body at a comfortable temperature of 18 to 21 ° C. Stay cool.


  • No caffeine.
  • Do not overeat.
  • No tiring exercises (sex does not count).
  • No alcohol.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not drink much before bed.

Caffeine, tedious exercises and nicotine stimulate the nervous system and drive away sleep. When overeating, blood concentrates mainly on the intestines, instead of serving the genitourinary system. In reality, this destroys the quality sleep system, known as the sleep architecture.

Similarly, if you drink a lot of fluids 2-3 hours before bedtime, you can be sure that in the middle of the night you will have to wake up and go to the toilet.


If you wake up with a poor state of health, depressed and not rested, this indicates a decrease in hormone production at night. A good sleep in a good bed contributes to the production of testosterone, which restores and maintains the entire body. Do not undermine the capabilities of your testosterone by spending a third of your life on a too soft, cheap and old bed.

Invest in the purchase of good, durable and comfortable mattresses and pillows. People who work in the hospitality industry understand this and take pride in the quality of their beds. They invest a lot of money in the purchase of resilient and comfortable mattresses, which can even have special thickening, replacing the pillow. It is not necessary to buy a state-of-the-art heated mattress, which vibrates and bends at different angles, it is enough just to choose a reliable brand mattress that will last you a long time.

Sleep on a bed of the appropriate size. If your partner often bothers you with “acrobatic tricks”, get a big bed. Pets and children also need to sleep separately from you.

Having created all the necessary conditions for sleep, you will provide yourself a good basis for the development of male hormones.



Amount. The normal indicator of the number of sperm per 1 ml of sperm is about 20 million. But this is not the most important indicator, since only one sperm is needed to fertilize the egg.

Quality. A normal indicator of the quality of spermatozoa is not more than 50% of spermatozoa with a pathology of their total number, i.e. The number of healthy spermatozoa (with an oval head and long tail) should be greater than or equal to half of the total number of spermatozoa.

Mobility. In healthy semen, at least half of the spermatozoa should be mobile. Even in a completely healthy sperm, immobile sperm are present, and this is normal.



Alcohol, smoking, taking drugs reduces the concentration of spermatozoa. Long-term use can lead to infertility. Therefore, we must abandon bad habits, at least temporarily (3-4 months before conception). Just rejection of bad habits, can become a decisive factor in the normalization of spermatogenesis.


Nature arranged so that the birth of the offspring should take place in the most comfortable environment, in order to increase the chances of helpless progeny to survive. A stress is a signal to the body about unfavorable conditions. As a result, the function of childbirth is depressed.

Stress in men is a proven factor in reducing sex hormones and the number of sperm in the ejaculate.

Treatment of stress should be based on the elimination of the cause of the illness and psychotherapy, but not drug treatment, tk. One of the side effects of various antidepressants is a deterioration in the quality of sperm and sexual function in general.


Excess body weight is accompanied by an increased conversion of testosterone to estrogen, which primarily inhibits sexual function (see the relationship between obesity and testosterone). The pathological condition is the length of the circumference of the waist of a man greater than 94 cm.


It has long been known that the temperature of the testicles should be less than the temperature of the body, for this they are taken out. A tight, dense male underwear that presses the testicles to the body, creates unnecessary heating and prevents the development of sperm and testosterone. Men with infertility should avoid frequent baths, paired baths, taking hot baths.

Long stay in a sitting position also leads to overheating, besides, with constant sedentary work, blood circulation to the pelvic region is disturbed, which leads to a decrease in potency.

In the risk zone:

  • Foundry workers, furnace workers;
  • Office workers, whose profession assumes constant sitting;
  • Drivers, truckers.

To normalize blood circulation, you can do exercises for the pubic-coccygeal muscle, without even having to get up from the chair, i.e. It is convenient to do in any place (at work, transport, etc.).


A lot of men wear mobile phones in their front pockets, not suspecting that the phone emits electromagnetic waves that affect the quality of the sperm. If possible, remove the phone away from the testicles.

Another common mistake of men is to work with a laptop on your lap. This causes the testes to overheat. Work with a laptop at the table, then it will not have a detrimental effect on the quality of sperm.


The polluted air of large megacities reduces the speed of movement of spermatozoa. Permanent inhalation of vapors of toxic substances such as gasoline, paint, varnish, etc. Also affect the quality of sperm not for the better. Work with industrial and chemical drugs can cause temporary infertility.

Occupations of men who are at risk:

  • Workers of metallurgical and chemical industry;
  • Painters, decorators, finishers;
  • Employees of the furniture industry (paint and varnish work);
  • Workers in the agricultural sector (working with pesticides);
  • Builders;
  • Auto mechanics, the worker of refueling, washing;
  • Workers smoking smokestacks of the food industry.

In this case, you need to remember about milk, the molecules of which are combined with toxic compounds in the body, thereby neutralizing them. Selenium is another helper in the fight against poor ecology and working conditions. It has a detoxification effect on the body.


As in the case of a testicle trauma, an immune reaction against spermatozoa occurs, i. E. Antibodies, developed by the body to protect against infection, attack their own spermatozoa. To diagnose the disease, you will need to take tests and consult a urologist.

Adhere to these recommendations, and the chances of a healthy offspring will increase.



Nutrition plays a key role in the formation of healthy spermatozoa. Briefly, the rejection of synthetic products, fully formed as a result of human activity, and increased consumption of products created by nature itself (fruits, vegetables, herbs, cereals) will positively affect the function of spermatogenesis.

We include in the diet:

  • Vitamins

Vitamin E is one of the most important vitamins responsible for the fertility of a man and his sexual function. The minimum daily dose of vitamin E for men is 10-15 mg, but for medicinal purposes, the dose may well be increased by 2-3 times. Especially to get a daily dose of vitamin E is very easy: 50-100 g of nuts (walnut, almonds, hazelnuts).

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant for our body. The daily dose of vitamin C for men is 100 mg. Exceeding the daily dose will not harm Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, therefore surpluses will be excreted from the body together with urine. The daily requirement is covered: 20 g of dog rose, 50 g of red pepper, 100 g of parsley or dill, 120 g of kiwi, 200-300 g of citrus.

Folic acid (vitamin B9) is necessary not only for women during pregnancy, but also for men during conception planning. Although there is no confirmed data on the effectiveness of folic acid in increasing fertility.

L-carnitine (vitamin B11) and arginine. Potentially useful for increasing fertility in men. Contained in products of animal origin, nuts, pumpkin seeds.

  • Minerals

The primary importance in spermatogenesis and the production of sex hormones are zinc and selenium. Daily doses for men are 15 mg and 70-100 μg, respectively. These microelements can be found mainly in seafood, nuts (pistachios for replenishing selenium). There is also a complex preparation of selenium and zinc – Selzinc.

Also pay attention to products that improve blood circulation.

Exclude (severely restrict) from the diet:

  • Fatty foods.
  • Baking, baking.
  • Sweets.
  • Fast food.
  • Smoked products.


Active way of life and sports have not harmed anyone yet. Only it is necessary to adhere to moderate loads, do not play sports every day – 3-4 times a week will be quite enough.

Adhere to these recommendations, and the chances of conceiving a healthy offspring will increase many-fold.