• Wedding versus Football

    I was driving during the week and had the radio on and heard about a young woman who felt she was facing a dilemma because her wedding is this Saturday, which they had found out last weekend coincided with some big match for her fiances favourite football team. She was 'asking the Nation' what she should do. I was amazed that seven people asked all said that she should show the football match as part of her wedding.

    I have just turned on the tv briefly, whilst having a coffee and found that the same girl is on a TV chat show and 54% of a poll, also stated that she should show the football match.

    Personally, I believe making a commitment to someone else, is far more than the legalities of a wedding ceremony. I have known people who have not been 'legally' married who have had far more commitment towards each other than those who have.

    Few people have understanding of a conscious relationship.

    I find it very sad that so many people seem so complacent about marriage and think that a football match is more important.

    I am aware that there are many people who would disagree with me, but really! If a football match is more important to you than a celebration of your commitment to your partner, then perhaps it is a commitment that you are not ready to take.

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  • A Note From THe Universe

    Your job is not who you are, your car is not who you are, your looks are not who you are, not even your body is who you are.

    You are simply on a journey, just trying things out, to see what you like, to see what you dont ........ because you can, because it is temporary and because it is all on the way 'home'.

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  • Conscious Relationships

    We have been going through a period of great change, as we move from a patriarchal society to that of a balance of the masculine and feminine energies. Relationships need to go through a major redesign. The current paradigm isn’t working. People are unsatisfied in love; people don’t know how to make relationships work.

    This is not a bad thing. When systems break-down, that is when they change.Like the phoenix arising from the ashes. The break-down is forcing us to move towards conscious love. But how many people will sufer in the meantime, as the try to cling to what they thought they knew.

    So what exactly is a conscious relationship?

    It is a romantic relationship in which both partners feel committed to a sense of purpose, and that purpose is growth. Individual growth. Collective growth as a couple. Growth that makes the world a better place.

    As of now, most people get into relationships to satisfy their own personal needs. This might work for a few years, but eventually the relationship fails us, and we end up unsatisfied as a result.

    But when two people come together with the intention of growth, the relationship strives towards something much greater than gratification. The partnership becomes a journey of evolution, and the two individuals have an opportunity to expand more than they could alone. Deep satisfaction and long-term fulfillment arise as a result.

    So if you are someone who feels called to take your experience of romantic love to the next level, below are four qualities that characterize what being a conscious couple is all about. Welcome to the path of the conscious relationship. This is next-level love ...

    1. The conscious couple is not attached to the outcome of the relationship - growth comes first.

    Not being attached to the outcome of the relationship does not mean you do not care what happens! It also does not mean that you do not think about the future and how the relationship will turn out.

    What it means is that you are more committed to the experience of growth than you are to making the relationship “work.”

    The reality is, we are here to grow. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When growth stops, we automatically feel like something has gone wrong. Because it has. Without growth, we are not fulfilling our soul’s purpose.

    Unfortunately, relationships today tend to stifle growth more than enhance it, which is one of the main reasons that relationships are failing.

    We are brought up with fairy stories and books and films that give us an ideal that is far from the truth.

    We want our partners to act in a certain way, we repress ourselves to please others, and soon enough, we feel small, oppressed and puzzled about who we have become. This, inevitably, makes the relationship feel like a cage that we want to break out of. But the unfortunate truth is: we have caged ourselves.

    The conscious couple values growth more than anything else because they know this is the secret to keeping the relationship alive. Even though growth is scary (because it takes us into the unknown), the couple is willing to strive towards expansion, even at the risk of out-growing the relationship. Because of this, the relationship maintains a natural feeling of aliveness, and love between the couple does, too.

    2. Each person in the relationship is committed to owning their s#*t.

    Conscious couples know that we all have wounds from the past, and they understand that these wounds will inevitably be triggered, especially in a relationship. In other words, they expect to feel abandoned, trapped, rejected, overlooked and any other shitty feeling that arises when we bond closely with another person.

    Most of us still believe that relationships should only feel good, and when bad feelings surface, something has gone terribly wrong. What we fail to see in this situation is that these shitty feelings stem from our own faulty patterning! These issues are not caused by our partners; they are caused by our beliefs.

    The conscious couple is willing to look at their past and current issues in relationships because they know that by facing these beliefs systems, they can evolve into a new relationship-reality. Dysfunctional patterns will dissolve, but only when we take responsibility for them, first.

    3. All feelings are welcome and no internal process is condemned.

    In a conscious relationship, there is room to feel anything. Not only that, there is room to express those feelings and thoughts to your partner. This is edgy territory… it is not easy to do. So, many of us keep parts of ourselves hidden, even from our partners and it can be frightening to allow ourselves to be fully seen, But it is also one of the most healing things we can experience in a partnership.

    It is rare to be completely honest about who you are, and to stretch yourself to let your partner do the same. You may not like what you hear; in fact, it may trigger the hell out of you. But you are willing to be triggered if it means your partner can be authentic.

    We are used to molding and changing ourselves to please people we love because we do not want them to stop loving us! This stifles the love out of our connections.

    The only option is radical honesty: revealing parts of ourselves that are hard to share, and letting our partners do the same. This leads to feeling known, seen and truly understood — a combination that will automatically enhance your love.

    4. The relationship is a place to practice love.

    Love is a state of being. Love, ultimately, is a practice. A practice of acceptance, being present, forgiveness, and stretching your heart into vulnerable territories.

    Sometimes we treat love like it’s a destination. We want that peak feeling all the time, and when it is not there, we are not satisfied and think the relationship has failed,but this is missing the whole point of love.

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    Love is a journey and an exploration. It is showing up for all varied nuances of your relationship and asking yourself, What would love do here?” The answer will be different every time, and because of this, you will get to grow in ways you never have before!

    The conscious couple is fiercely committed to being the embodiment of love. And through their devotion and practice, love shows up in their lives and relationship in ways they would have never imagined before.

    In every moment we can make the choice whether to move towards love and commitment in the relationship or whether we turn our back and move away from it.

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  • Mums Make Porn

    A few weeks back I happened to turn on the tv whilst I had a morning coffee and saw an interview with two Mums who were talking about an upcoming programme following their attempts to make, what they felt was a more appropriate porn movie, that they would fid acceptable for their children to be watching.

    I was intrigued by what their thoughts were around this and watched the three part series which ended last week.

    Having watched the series, my initial thoughts that the porn industry cannot be beaten by joining them, have only got stronger. I admire the women in their intention, but feel they have completely missed the point.

    I find it extremely concerning that our children today are learning about sex from teachers and parents who are most often ill informed themselves and with the information most often delivered through the feelings of guilt and shame and through the porn industry which is now so easily accessed on the internet and apparently being watched by children regularly throughout the day from as young as 8 years old.

    I become increasingly concerned about the things that come into my awareness with regard the society that we are now living in, with regard health, depression, suicides, self harming, stabbings, abuse. My list could probably go on.

    When I began my work in tantra. I did watch some porn, as part of my interest and investigations with regard people and their thoughts and behvaiours around sex. There are all sorts of things, including porn, that have been spoken about in some books and websites that suggest that it is part of tantra.

    It is most definitely not part of tantra. Tantra is a sacred and spiritual pathway of personal development. It is about energy and purifying your personal energy system. Anything that looks to external sources is not tantra.

    In the years I have been working, I have seen more and more men with erection issues, which are caused by an addiction to porn. Porn is not REAL. Porn is actually taking us backwards on our evolutionary journey. We are supposed to be moving forwards to a balance of masculine and feminine energies - to consciousness - to LOVE. Porn takes us in the opposite direction. The more a person watches porn, the more they desensitise their bodies when it comes to real life experiences. It takes you out of your body. To experience the amazing sensations that are possible, you need to be in your body.

    the following is taken from a website fightthenewdrug.org who are campaigning against the porn industry.

    I think they say it all, far better than myself.

    It took decades for society to believe the science that proved smoking cigarettes was harmful, and we are learning a similar lesson with porn in our world today. And since we’re an awareness campaign, first and foremost, we’re all about getting these facts into the light.

    With all this new information gathered from research and scientific studies, it is time for society to take a critical look at what’s been perpetually marketed as a relationship enhancer, harmless personal entertainment, and solid sexual education source. As convenient as it would be to believe those claims, science and research are showing us how porn harms the brain, damages relationships, and negatively affects society as a whole.

    Here are just fifteen reasons why porn is anything but harmless entertainment. If you’d like to learn and read more in-depth about a specific reason, and see more empirical sources on the issue, click the image associated with each one. After all, knowledge is power in this fight against porn.

    1. Porn can change and rewire a consumer’s brain.

    Believe it or not, studies show that those of us who make more frequent use of pornography have brains that are less connected, less active, and even smaller in some areas. Thanks to modern science, now we know that the brain goes on changing throughout life, constantly rewiring itself and laying down new nerve connections, and that this is particularly true in our youth.

    There’s some pretty fierce competition between brain pathways, and those that don’t get used enough will likely be replaced. Use it or lose it, as they say. Only the strong survive.

    That’s where porn comes in.

    Porn happens to be fantastic at forming new, long-lasting pathways in the brain. In fact, porn is such a ferocious competitor that hardly any other activity can compete with it, including actual sex with a real partner. That’s right, porn can actually overpower your brain’s natural ability to have real sex! Why? As Dr. Norman Doidge, a researcher at Columbia University, explains, porn creates the perfect conditions and triggers the release of the right chemicals to make lasting changes in your brain.

    2. A porn habit can dramatically escalate into unexpected territory.

    Like any potentially addictive substance, porn triggers the release of dopamine into a part of the brain called the reward center (a.k.a. reward pathway or system). Basically, the reward center’s job is to make you feel good whenever you do something healthy, like eating a great meal, having sex, or getting a good workout. The “high” you get makes you want to repeat the behavior again and again. (See Why Porn Is Like a Drug) Your brain is hardwired to motivate you to do things that will improve your health and chance of survival.

    Porn is an escalating behavior because as some users develop tolerance, the porn that used to excite them starts to seem boring. Predictably, they often try to compensate by spending more time with porn and/or seeking out more hardcore material in an effort to regain the excitement they used to feel. Many users find themes of aggression, violence, and increasingly “edgy” acts creeping into their porn habits and fantasies. But no matter how shocking their tastes become, you can bet there will be pornographers waiting to sell it to them.

    3. Porn can become an obsessive compulsion, or even an addiction.

    Research shows that of all the forms of online entertainment—like gambling, gaming, surfing, and social networking—porn has the strongest tendency to be addictive. [14]

    When porn enters the brain, it triggers the reward center (like we talked about before) to start pumping out dopamine, which sets off a cascade of chemicals including a protein called DeltaFosB. [15] DeltaFosB’s regular job is to build new nerve pathways to mentally connect what you’re doing (i.e. the porn you watch) to the pleasure you feel. [16] Those strong new memories outcompete other connections in the brain, making it easier and easier to return to porn. [17] (See How Porn Changes The Brain.)

    As porn users become desensitized from repeated overloads of dopamine, they often find they can’t feel normal without a dopamine high. Some report feeling anxious or down until they can get back to their porn. As they delve deeper into the habit, their porn of choice often turns increasingly hard-core. And many who try to break their porn habits report finding it “really hard” to stop.

    If this sounds like the classic symptoms of addiction, well….the head of the United States’ National Institute on Drug Abuse agrees.

    4. Porn can really alter a consumer’s sexual tastes.

    The reward center (like we’ve talked about before) is usually a pretty great thing. Normally, our brain attracts us to healthy behaviors and encourages us to form life-supporting habits. But when those reward chemicals get connected to something harmful, it has the opposite effect.

    Porn users may think they’re just being entertained by sexually explicit content, but their brains are busy at work building connections between their feelings of arousal and whatever’s happening on their screen. And since porn users typically become accustomed to the porn they’ve already seen and have to constantly move on to more extreme forms of pornography to get aroused, the kind of porn a user watches usually changes over time. (See Porn is an Escalating Behavior.)

    In a survey of 1,500 young adult men, 56% said their tastes in porn had become “increasingly extreme or deviant.” Just like the rats, many porn users eventually find themselves getting aroused by things that used to disgust them or that go against what they think is morally right. In many cases, porn users find their tastes so changed that they can no longer respond sexually to their actual partners, though they can still respond to porn.

    Once users start watching extreme and dangerous sex acts, things that were disgusting or morally shameful can start to seem normal, acceptable, and more common than they really are. One study found that people exposed to significant amounts of porn thought things like sex with animals and violent sex were twice as common as what those not exposed to porn believed. And when people believe a behavior is normal, they’re more likely to try it.

    5. Similar to a drug, porn can affect a consumer’s brain.

    Researchers have found that Internet porn and addictive substances like tobacco have very similar effects on the brain, and they are significantly different from how the brain reacts to healthy, natural pleasures like food or sex. Think about it. When you’re munching a snack or enjoying a romantic encounter, eventually your cravings will drop and you’ll feel satisfied. Why? Because your brain has a built-in “off” switch for natural pleasures. “Dopamine cells stop firing after repeated consumption of a ‘natural reward’ (e.g. food or sex),” explains Nora Volkow, Director of The National Institute of Drug Abuse. But addictive drugs go right on increasing dopamine levels without giving the brain a break. The more a drug user hits up, the more dopamine floods his brain, and the stronger his urges are to keep using. That’s why drug addicts find it so hard to stop once they take the first hit. “[O]ne hit may turn into many hits, or even a lost weekend.”

    What else has the power to keep pumping dopamine endlessly into the brain? If you’ve ever sat in front of a computer screen for hours in a porn trance, you already know the answer.

    6. Porn can damage your sex life and sexual health.

    Doctors are seeing an epidemic of young men who, because of their porn habits, can’t get an erection with a real, live partner.

    Study after study has shown that porn is directly related to problems with arousal, attraction, and sexual performance.. Porn leads to less sex and to less sexual satisfaction within a relationship. Researchers have shown a strong connection between porn use and low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and trouble reaching orgasm. Many frequent porn users reach a point where they have an easier time getting aroused by Internet porn than by having actual sex with a real partner. One recent study even concluded that porn use was likely the reason for low sexual desire among a random sample of high school seniors. Who ever heard of that? Low sexual desire among high school seniors!

    This trend of sex problems is especially serious for teens and young adults. Their brains are particularly vulnerable to being rewired by porn, and they are in a period where they are forming crucial attitudes, preferences, and expectations for their future.

    7. Porn is full of toxic lies.

    Sex is natural and normal. Porn is something entirely different.

    Make no mistake, porn is a product. Pornographers have a lot to gain by driving traffic to their sites, so they dress up their product to grab your attention. That “dressing up” is exactly what makes porn so unnatural and synthetic.

    Professional porn actors have a whole team of people to make every detail look perfect, from directing and filming to lighting and makeup, maybe even a plastic surgeon or two to thank. With some careful editing, a typical 45-minute porn flick that took three days to shoot can appear to have happened all at once, without a break. Film the right bodies from the right angles at the right moments, edit out all the mistakes, Photoshop away any imperfections, add a catchy soundtrack, and you have something most definitely NOT like “natural” sex with “normal” people.

    Porn also makes it look like no matter what a man does, the woman likes it even though so many of the sex acts shown in porn are degrading, painful or violent. And these are just a couple of the countless lies porn sells.

    8. Porn can harm love and drive a wedge in relationships.

    Research shows that pornography use is linked to less stability in relationships, increased risk of infidelity, and greater likelihood of divorce. Men who are exposed to porn find their partners less sexually attractive and rate themselves as less in love with their partners. A recent study tracked couples over a six-year period, from 2006 to 2012, to see what factors influenced the quality of their marriage and their satisfaction with their sex lives. The researchers found that of all the factors considered, porn use was the second strongest indicator that a marriage would suffer. Not only that, but the marriages that were harmed the most were those of men who viewed porn heavily, once a day or more.

    Why do porn users struggle so much in real life relationships? The science is pretty clear.

    Research shows that porn users report less love and trust in their relationships, are more prone to separation and divorce, and often see marriage as a “constraint.” Overall, they are less committed to their partners, less satisfied in their relationships, and more cynical about love and relationships in general. They also have poorer communication with their partners and are more likely to agree that, in their own relationships, “little arguments escalate into ugly fights with accusations, criticisms, name-calling, and bringing up past hurts.”

    And if all that weren’t enough, porn also ruins a couple’s sex life.

    9. Porn can fuel anxiety, depression, and leave consumers lonelier than before.

    “The more one uses pornography, the more lonely one becomes,” says Dr. Gary Brooks, a psychologist who has worked with porn addicts for the last 30 years. “Any time [a person] spends much time with the usual pornography usage cycle, it can’t help but be a depressing, demeaning, self-loathing kind of experience.”

    The worse people feel about themselves, the more they seek comfort wherever they can get it. Normally, they would be able to rely on the people closest to them to help them through their hard times—a partner, friend, or family member. But most porn users aren’t exactly excited to tell anyone about their porn habits, least of all their partner. So they turn to the easiest source of “comfort” available: more porn.

    10. Porn can hurt your partner.

    Studies have shown that most women—even if they believe that porn is okay for other people—see no acceptable role for porn within their own committed relationship. And no wonder! The evidence that porn can harm relationships and partners is overwhelming.

    The fact is, porn reshapes expectations about sex and attraction by presenting an unrealistic picture. In porn, performers always look their best. They are forever young, surgically enhanced, airbrushed, and Photoshopped to perfection. So it’s not hard to see why, according to a national poll, six out of seven women believe that porn has changed men’s expectations of how women should look.

    As writer Naomi Wolf points out, “Today real naked women are just bad porn.”

    11. Porn can warp healthy views of sex.

    While porn is often called “adult material,” many of its consumers are well under the legal age. In fact, the majority of teens are getting at least some of their sex ed from porn, whether they mean to or not.

    Researchers are finding that porn’s influence can and does find its way into teenager’s sexual behaviors. For example, people who have seen a significant amount of porn are more likely to start having sex sooner and with more partners, to engage in riskier kinds of sex that put them at greater risk of getting sexually transmitted infections, and to have actually contracted an STI.

    Sociologist Dr. Michael Kimmel has found that men’s sexual fantasies have become heavily influenced by porn, which gets awfully tricky when their partners don’t want to act out the degrading or dangerous acts porn shows. As a result, men who look at pornography have been shown to be more likely to go to prostitutes, often looking for a chance to live out what they’ve seen in porn. In one survey of former prostitutes, 80% said that customers had shown them images of porn to illustrate what they wanted to do.

    12. Porn has a dirty little secret: not all explicit content is produced consensually.

    Defenders of pornography make the argument all the time, that no matter how someone is treated in porn, it’s okay because they gave their consent. In some cases it’s obvious when victims haven’t given consent, like when child pornography and human trafficking are involved. Pimps and sex traffickers often use porn to initiate their victims into their new life of sexual slavery, and then they force their victims to participate in making new porn.

    The point is, when you watch porn, there’s no way to know what kind of “consent” the performers have given. You can’t assume, just because someone appears in a pornographic image or video, that they knew beforehand exactly what would happen or that they had a real choice or the ability to stop what was being done.

    “I’ve never received a beating like that before in my life,” said Alexandra Read after being whipped and caned for 35 minutes. “I have permanent scars up and down the backs of my thighs. It was all things that I had consented to, but I didn’t know quite the brutality of what was about to happen to me until I was in it.”

    We’re not claiming that all porn is non-consensual. We’re just pointing out that some of it is and some of it isn’t, and when you watch it there’s no way to know which is which.

    So, would you buy from a company if you knew that some, but not all, of their products were made with child labor? Would you support a store that abused some, but not all, of their female employees?

    How can it be ethical to say that “porn is acceptable because participants give their consent,” when we know for a fact that some—probably much more than you think—do not?

    13. Porn is inseparably connected to sex trafficking.

    Here’s the thing: if a “Hollywood” version is all you know about sex trafficking, then you’re only seeing one part of a much more complex picture.

    In the year 2000, in response to reports of international human trafficking, one of the broadest bipartisan coalitions in history came together to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, or TVPA. The TVPA defines sex trafficking as a situation in which “a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.”

    That word, coercion, is important. It means that a commercial sex act can be sex trafficking, even if no one was physically assaulted, even if no one was tricked or defrauded. All it takes is coercion. The moment a victim is coerced or intimidated into a commercial sex act against his or her will, sex trafficking has occurred. It doesn’t have to be a lifetime of sexual servitude, sex trafficking can happen in an instance or situation. Changes the way you think about trafficking, doesn’t it?

    There are all kinds of connections, big and small, between pornography and sex trafficking. There are incidental connections, like the fact that exposure to pornography has been shown to make viewers less compassionate toward victims of sexual violence and exploitation. (See How Consuming Porn Can Lead To Violence.) There are “supply-and-demand” connections: the simple fact that pornography—especially when viewing habits and fantasies involve violence or other fetishes—increases the demand for sex trafficking, as more and more viewers want to act out what they see. There is the “training manual” connection: the well-documented fact that porn directly informs what goes on in trafficking. Traffickers and sex buyers get ideas from porn, and then make their victims watch as a way of showing them what they’ll be expected to do, so that the violent fantasy concocted by some porn director and his or her actors becomes the reality for some trafficking victim. And then there is the risk factor connection: the fact that, along with poverty and substance abuse, a child growing up in a home where pornography is regularly consumed is far more likely to be trafficked at some point in his or her life.

    But what’s the biggest, most surprising connection between pornography and trafficking? It’s this: they’re often the same thing. We can spend hours and hours pointing out these cause-and-effect, symbiotic relationships between trafficking and porn. Those connections are real, and that’s an important conversation to have. But let’s not allow that to entrench the idea that porn and sex trafficking are always separate. Far more often than people realize, they’re not.

    Here at Fight the New Drug, we know sex trafficking is a huge global problem and that this modern form of slavery is inherently, inseparably linked to the problem of pornography. Because this is an underground issue numbers are harder to come by, but if anything, the numbers reflecting what is actually happening around the globe are bigger than what has been reported. And isn’t even just one person being trafficked, one too many?

    14. Porn is connected to violence.

    Not all porn features physical violence, but even non-violent porn has been shown to have effects on viewers. The vast majority of porn—violent or not—portrays men as powerful and in charge; while women are submissive and obedient. Watching scene after scene of dehumanizing submission makes it start to seem normal. It sets the stage for lopsided power dynamics in couple relationships and the gradual acceptance of verbal and physical aggression against women. Research has confirmed that those who watch porn (even if it’s nonviolent) are more likely to support statements that promote abuse and sexual aggression toward women and girls.

    But porn doesn’t just change attitudes; it can also shape actions. In 2016, a team of leading researchers compiled all the research they could find on the subject. After examining twenty-two studies they concluded that the research left, “little doubt that, on the average, individuals who consume pornography more frequently are more likely to hold attitudes conducive [favorable] to sexual aggression and engage in actual acts of sexual aggression.”

    15. Porn is evolving to be more extreme, violent, and degrading than ever before.

    As Internet porn grew more popular; it also turned darker, more graphic, and more extreme. With so much porn available, pornographers tried to compete for attention by constantly pushing the boundaries. “Thirty years ago ‘hardcore’ pornography usually meant the explicit depiction of sexual intercourse,” writes Dr. Norman Doidge, a neuroscientist and author of The Brain That Changes Itself. “Now hardcore has evolved and is increasingly dominated by the sadomasochistic themes … all involving scripts fusing sex with hatred and humiliation.” In our post-Playboy world, porn now features degradation, abuse, and humiliation of females in a way never before seen in the mass media. “[S]oftcore is now what hardcore was a few decades ago,” Doidge explains. “The comparatively tame softcore pictures of yesteryear … now show up on mainstream media all day long, in the pornification of everything, including television, rock videos, soap operas, advertisements, and so on.”

    Technology has changed not only the content of the porn young people watch, but also how, when, and at what age they watch it. By the time they turn 14 years old, two out of three boys in the U.S. have viewed porn in the last year, and many are watching it on devices they have with them 24 hours a day. Wow. How can any of this be healthy?

    Why This Matters

    All of these issues show why we’re raising awareness and shining a light on the proven, measurable harms of porn. Don’t fall into the trap of believing that porn is harmless entertainment that has no impact on individuals or society. Get educated and fight against an industry that is tangibly harming individuals, relationships, and society.

    We deserve better than what porn has to offer. We deserve real love, untainted by the toxicity of pornography. Join this global fight for love and become a Fighter.

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  • Healthiest Countries In The World

    According to Blomberg and their latest list of the healthiet countries, the Uk currently ranks 19th.

    Bloomberg evaluated health variables and risks ranging from those of behavioral nature to environmental characteristics. Final index only included nations with at least 0.3 million population and sufficient data. 169 WHO states met the criteria to be included.

    We have risen by four placesin the last two years. However, Spain is now considered the healthiest country in the world, having risen from 6th place over the last 2 years.

    According to a study of 169 nations released last month, Spain now ranks at the top of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index with 92.7 points out of 100.

    There’s a range of reasons: public health care, the Mediterranean diet, life expectancy, smoking habits, lower rates of obesity, environmental conditions, and access to safe drinking water.

    Spain also has a higher life expectancy for newborns, and life expectancy is 83 years old.

    "Primary care is essentially provided by public providers, specialised family doctors and staff nurses, who provide preventive services to children, women and elderly patients, and acute and chronic care," according to the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 2018 review of Spain, noting a decline the past decade in cardiovascular diseases and deaths from cancer, according to EL PAÍS.

    I am trained as a functiontal nutrition coach and am currently working on a course which will cover diet/lifestyle and tantra, which should be available soon. If anyone has a particular query, maybe about a particular health issue, please ask. If I do not know the answer, I will do my best to find the answer, through my sources.

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