The Vitruvian Man is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci around 1490. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the architect Vitruvius.
The drawing which is in pen and ink on paper, depects a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions or, less often, the Poportions of Man.
The drawing is based on the correclations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitrovius in Book III of his treatise De Architectura where he described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the Classical orders of architecture. Vitruvius determined that the ideal body should be eight heads high.
Leonardo's drawing is traditionally named in honor of the artchitect and is considered as symbol of the humanism, the man being considered as the center of the universe there. (Wiki)
This article is a collection of informations considered " Good to know " accumulated over time, with sometimes my point of view.
Some quoted articles are from scientific sources, but there is no scientific claim from me, even if "I drink some lemony water", I presume no qualification to judge the truthfulness of all the quoted facts :-).
It is possible that, to find j¡here some information in french. In this case I will ask you to use a translator if necessary.
I already spent many time looking for the information for both languages, and I have no more time or energy to translate everthing in any language.
I recommend you also to visit, the french version of this article which is way more complete, even with pictures in english.
Take you time to read them... they are, may-be (sure), a little bit long. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did, and that you will learn search things.
I also apologize if there is some spelling or grammatical errors.
As much as possible, all the information sources are mentionned.
The components of the human body
The blood groups
Even if we are far away to know everything about the brain...
We already know some things...
And the discoveries continue
The last one, published in the american review, has been done by a french (Antoine Louveau) who discovered the existence of lymphatic vessels irrigant the brain.
Since then, no anatomic "link" between the brain and the immune system was known. And this big discovery represents a hope for the neurodegenerative diseases and could revolutionize the understanding and the healing of neurological diseases as Alzheimer or the multiple sclerosis.
For more information. link at the end of this article.
Same brain (almost), different intelligences
Intelligence quotient, emotional quotient... nowaday a lot of tests permit to measure the capacities of our grey cells.
And, even if some have never spent any test, their genius is not to be any more demonstrated: Goethe, Mozart or Einstein among others.
Talking about Albert Einstein, his intelligence quotient is estimated between 160 and 180, even if he didn't talk before almost 4 years, and his teachers were saying "Never amount too much" see
However, a study of his brain (post-mortem of course!) demonstrated that he had not the same brain as everybody.
I will tell you more about this genius (that I admire a lot) in another article that I am preparing.
Einstein was not a good student, and wasn't still talking well at 9 years old. His parents thought that he was mentally retarded but they kept hope.
Different kinds of intelligence
I will not talk here about autistic and their indubitable intelligence. They deserve an article (at least). I just don't know when...
The brain and the body
Bacteria affect the intellectual function
We often think that the brain centralizes everthing, when it seems that the bowel sends much more information to the brain than the opposite.
Equivalences and differences
The power of spices and herbs (not the one smoked...:-)
A little bit futher...
And, did you know ?
It said that it is better to keep the lemon in the freezer, and it is proven that more of the vitamines are not in the juice.
Indeed, the zest (skin) has 5 to 10 % more nutriments than the juice.
For more information links at the end.
Dairy products are controversial. One common argument against is that it is "unnatural" to consume them.
That make sense... humans are the only species that consumes milk in adulhood and certainly the only species that consumes the milk from another animal
Of course, the biological purpose of cow's milk is to feed a rapidly growing calf : 360 kg the first year, so 1 kg per day.
Humans aren't calves... and adults usuallu don't need to grow.
Foods with more calcium than milk
- White Beans
- Canned Salmon
- Dried Figs
- Bok Choy
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Black-eyed Peas
- Turnip Greens
- Sesame seeds
You will find others aliments fortified with calcium in the article linked at the end of this article. I recommand also to have a look to the french and spanish articles which mention other food with naturally more calcium than milk.
The benefactions of the seeds of Hemp
Did yo know ?
Here is what we know about the therapeutic benefits of hemp.
- Excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health.
- High in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid found in borage oil and egg yolks that has been proven to naturally balance hormones.
- “Perfect protein” not only containing all 20 amino acids, but also each of the 9essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce.
- Rich in soluble and un-soluble fiber which naturally cleanses the colon and reduces sugar cravings
Hemp seeds are also a rich source of phytonutrients including:
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc...
A, B1, B2, B3, B6, D, E.
It have been observed to help people with : ADHD, Breast pain, Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy, Heart disease, High blood pressure, Multiple sclerosis, Obesity, Premenstrual sundrome, Rheumatoid arthritism and skin allergies.
7 Major Hemp seed benefits :
- Hormones (GLA)
- Arthritis and Joint Pain
- Weight loss
- Digestive health
- Heart health
For more information (in english), find the link at the end.
Amazing herb kills 98% of Cancer cells in just 16 hours
Namely, according to the researches published in "Life Science", Artemisinin, a "Sweet wormwood" or "Artemisia Annua" derivative, was used in Chines medicine and it can kill 98% of lung cancer cells in less than 16 hours.
Moringa or the Miracle tree of life
Plant with numerous vertues
The leaves are used fresh or dried.
Indeed, nutricional analyses showed that the leaves of Moringa Oleifera are richer in vitamins, minerals and proteins than most of the vegetables.
Few exemples for dried leaves :
- 10 times more vitamin A than carots
- 17 times more calcium than milk
- 15 times more potassium than bananas
- 25 times more iron than spinach (if Popeye had know that !!!).
Incredible, isn't it ?
The Graviola (Soursop)
Is a common food and drink in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia.
It is said that it can kill cancer but there is no credible scientific proof of it.
Some talk about a hoax to favor the sale of a capsule of Graviola, according to Wikipedia.
For more information, link at the end.
Some fruits and vegetables benefits
I am wondering, if there is so many cures, why there is so many people infected ?
What eat the vegetarians
The different kinds of vegetarians
According to their consumption of dairy products, eggs, fish or not.
Detox your body
Fruit and vegetables
I add to the english version, a french one which is nicer, in my opinion.
The position of the sleep is also important
As we can see it in the next picture extracted from the article "Why you should be sleeping on you left side", we can easily understand why.
Sole of the foot
The language of the body
The nonverbal communication
When the body says what hide the words...
We also speak about Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), vast fascomating subject.
As the "Mentalist", with a stalk of observation, common sens and deduction, it is possible "to read" a person as an open book.
The researches say that our body speaks to 93% (the body and tone of the voice), while the words represent only 7% of our communication.
Art studied by all the big speakers, gurus, politicians, police, actors...
The way is more important than the words.
The body does not lie, we lie only with words.
Even if we don't say anything, we can deduce that somebody is an anxious person seeing nail biting.
That's why, may be, since the beginning of time, all the wisdoms, advice to watch what a person does more than what she says.
It also make me think in the french song :
"Paroles, Paroles" sung by Dalida and Alain Delon. You can hear it here with the lyrics in english and also discover more about Communication :
Knowing that people pay more attention on the rest than on the words, we understand the numerous communication problems.
And if we add the fact that sometimes the appearances are misleading or that some people can use it to manipulate... then we don't know anymore what or who to trust...
The power of the cuddles
The best doctors
Good for the health, and good for the mood
After the blood compatibilities...
And to finish...
Consume as much as you want,
Be careful it's contagious and addicive...
Enjoy this video...
You get to the end of this article
(Me too :-)
You will still find the links below.
What do you think about this article ?
Thank you for sending me your comments, critics, opinions or suggestions (in comments or by the contact link at the top).
If you appreciated it and think that it can be useful for others, thanks "to Recommend" it or to share it.
Have also a next good week