April 25, 2018

Your last word as saying Goodbye to Fatigue

One of the joys of my practice is seeing the new vibrancy that comes to my patients after I recommend a targeted regime of supplements, medicines, and nutritional guidelines to each of them. Most, as well, live much longer than their original medical predictions prior to coming to see me. In fact, many are still in remission 20 or more years after following my individual programs for them. Most are cancer patients. Some suffer from obesity and diabetes, even heart disease. And some are afraid that they might have cancer
Such was the case with Linda, an active mom and community advocate from Long Island, who had became more and more fatigued over the previous year. When she arrived for her first visit, she told me that she had to force herself out of bed each morning and sometimes was late getting her two children to school. She was terrified that this meant cancer. She said that throughout her entire life, until now, she had been very, very active and had always had a slim physique. She was particularly concerned because her aunt had had breast cancer, and her mother had died of lung cancer. Now, she had found the courage to ask: “Do I have cancer? I’m just so tired.”

Fortunately, after a series of tests, I could tell Linda that she did not have cancer. Her problem was fatigue, not cancer. She had elevated blood sugar levels, vitamin D deficiencies, and was on the verge of developing type 2 diabetes. Many studies have shown that lower levels of Vitamin D are linked to prediabetes among adults.

Fatigue: It’s More Dangerous Than Simply Feeling Tired.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a very serious form of debilitating fatigue, strikes more than one million Americans each year, most frequently women, most frequently in their 40s and 50s. Some 20 percent of traffic mortality rates and mounting sick days at the office are attributed to fatigue. Fatigue can also be a predictor of other chronic diseases. But Linda, tests showed, didn’t have CFS. What Linda had was vitamin deficiencies and high glucose levels (but not diabetes).

She also told me that she was a “sugar addict.” She confessed that she rarely ate fruits and vegetables, enjoyed breakfast at a local café twice a week, and frequently indulged in sugary caffeinated drinks like mochas. She also opted for frozen family-size meals like lasagna about once a week. A picture of her poor nutritional habits emerged.

Add Ecogenetically Healthy Supplements and Foods.

In my book, The Gene Therapy Plan (still on the top seller list at Amazon), I tell the story of Linda and some of my other patients. They are the evidence of the efficacy of my “Targeted Plan” for each patient.

In Linda’s case, I recommended the following:

Cut sugary intake and processed foods.
Avoid fast foods.
Add ecogenetically healthy supplements                                  
Green coffee bean extract (unroasted coffee beans). Research shows that this suppresses spikes and after-meal blood sugar surges.

Turmeric, which has been shown to reduce and regulate blood glucose levels.

Gymnema sylvestre extract, berberine, and carnitine. All support glucose control.

IV Glutathione helps to regulate neuronal glutathione synthesis.

IV Folinic Acid (Leucovorin), an adjunctive treatment for depression for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and improvement of symptoms.

     4. Switch to ecogenetically healthy foods                         

Resveratrol-rich fruits such as red grapes, blueberries, and mulberries.

Onion and garlic. They have proven antidiabetic effects.

Vegetables and legumes (especially fenugreek). All help to keep blood sugar levels under control.

“I feel as though I’ve gotten my life back,” Linda now says. “The simple things I used to do like carpool or coach my daughter’s soccer team became so difficult. Now I savor these moments because I couldn’t even get out of bed to make breakfast a few months ago.”

Bottom Line: Be mindful of what you eat.


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Coconut Curry Chicken Brown Rice

Chicken, the perfect, healthy meat, mixes with cilantro and curry, both of which are delicious flavor accents and powerful antioxidants that flight inflammation while tickling your taste buds. Coconut oil, the healthiest oil, plus brown rice, much healthier than bleached white rice, add more health benefits. Yum.

2 cups water

1 cup brown rice

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons coconut oil

2 teaspoons curry powder

1 13 1/2 ounce can coconut milk

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1 teaspoon allspice

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

½ cup cilantro, chopped (optional, but so good for you)

Bring 2 cups of water to boil in large pot. Add brown rice and salt. Lower heat, cover, and allow rice to simmer for 45 minutes. Fluff rice with fork.

Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in small saucepan. Add curry powder and stir for 1 minute. Add coconut milk and simmer until liquid is reduced by half.

In a large, heavy skillet heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Then add chicken, allspice, salt, and pepper. Once chicken is cooked, cut into thin strips. Combine coconut curry sauce and chicken and stir. Garnish chicken with cilantro, it desired. Serve with a bed of rice and enjoy!

Not Enough Can Mean Big Health Consequences

We’ve all heard of it, but most of us don’t have enough of it. Magnesium is a common mineral, but up to 80% of Americans have deficient levels. That means that serious health concerns, such as obesity, heart disease, ADHD, fatigue, chest pain, glucose regulation, diabetes, kidney stones, and cancer could be at risk and/or adversely affected.

Magnesium is actually a critical component in more than 300 chemical reactions that keep the body working well. Mostly stored in our bones, the average person contains roughly 25 grams of magnesium (more than half in the bones). At the same time, researchers have noted that only about 25 percent of us are getting the daily amount we need – 310 to 320 milligrams for women and 400 to 420 for men.

Dr. Carol Dean, a medical and naturopathic doctor, warns that even this amount “is just enough to ward off outright deficiency.” Her book, The Magnesium Miracle, cites about 22 medical areas affected by magnesium deficiency.

Mounting Research on Magnesium’s Impact on Health

Think of it this way: Researchers have detected 3,751 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins. There are growing numbers of studies documenting the importance of magnesium. A recent Harvard study found that taking high levels of magnesium daily reduced by 33 percent the risk of developing diabetes. Other studies have noted the positive effect of magnesium to help prevent migraines and depression.

For exercisers, a U.S. study noted magnesium’s importance in muscle function, including oxygen uptake, energy production, and electrolyte balance. Their research noted that magnesium deficiency impairs exercise importance and amplifies the negative effects of oxidative stress (strenuous exercise). Another study linked high fructose consumption and low dietary intake of magnesium to heightened inflammation.

In my new book, The Gene Therapy Plan, I talk about magnesium’s importance for strong healthy bones and for DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis. I also remind readers that vitamin E and magnesium are lost from wheat when it’s processed. Both nutrients are vital for insulin regulation, so it’s not surprising that people diagnosed with diabetes are often vitamin E and magnesium deficient.

Eat Your Way to Better Magnesium Levels

While supplements are the most common way to supplement magnesium levels, there’s an even more delicious way to get what you need: Nutrition.

Below are just 8 of the foods that are rich sources of magnesium. Include some every day if possible.

8 Super Sources for Magnesium

Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

Swiss chard, baby spinach, collard greens, and kale are super sources of multiple nutrients, in this case, magnesium. These greens are also packed with vitamins and offer a host of health benefits. Cooked or raw is fine.

Nuts and Seeds

Astounding, but only a ½ cup of pumpkin seeds provide almost 100 percent of the daily requirement for magnesium. Nuts like almonds, cashews, pine nuts, pecans, Brazil nut, as well as sunflower seeds and flaxseed are good sources as well.


This fruit may be the queen of healthy benefits (see this week’s recipe for GC’s divine Turkey Avocado Wrap), including magnesium. Or simply add one sliced avocado to your salad, and you come away with 15 percent of the daily requirement for magnesium.


A medium size banana packs 32 milligrams of magnesium. You get vitamin C and fiber in the mix. Bananas are known for heart health and bone strengthening. Other fruits with magnesium include strawberries, grapefruit, figs, and blackberries.


You get a whole day’s requirement of magnesium in a half cup of dry roasted soybeans. Endamame (shelled) are a favorite snack or appetizer, and frozen varieties make it possible to cook them quickly. Soybeans are also loaded with minerals, vitamins, fiber, and amino acids.


You should definitely be eating fish at least once a week, and that’s easy to do with a variety of tastes and a variety of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D in fish. Magnesium is found in mackerel, wild salmon, halibut, and tuna.

Low-Fat Yogurt

Breakfast can be your magnesium friend, thanks to low-fat yogurt, and in the process you get a nice portion of calcium. Magnesium makes it easier for the body to absorb calcium. Roughly 19 milligrams of magnesium are found in one container of low-fat or nonfat yogurt.

Baked Halibut Fillets with Garlic and Chopped

This one is easy. Halibut, a flatfish, has a succulent taste, needs little embellishment, but packs a host of health benefits: An abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 are just a few. Use avocado oil and you’re using the fruit with the most nutrients of all. Then spice the flavor with lime juice, garlic, and celery, bake for 10 minutes, and watch the satisfied faces. No way does this fish dish do anything but taste fabulous.

4 halibut fillets (about 1 pound)

2 tablespoons avocado oil

1/8 teaspoon rosemary

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped

1/4 garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange fish fillets in a casserole dish in a single layer. Coat fish with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with rosemary, salt, and pepper. Pour lime juice over halibut. Toss onion, celery and garlic with remaining avocado oil then scatter on top of fish. Bake for 10 minutes, until cooked thoroughly.

Sip to Your Health

Foods—fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and fish—are a significant part of a healthy diet. Beverages, too, play an important role in health. Red wine, for example, contains resveratrol, a potent antioxidant. Natural fruit and vegetable juices are also an easy way to get important nutrients in your body. And let’s not forget about the most important beverage of all—water, which is required for survival.

Tea is another healthy drink option that contains antioxidants. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea has many health benefits: It upregulates genes that block cancer, enhances cognition, improves cardiovascular health, protects the liver (a major detoxifying organ), and promotes weight loss. Other healthy teas include oolong, black, and white tea—all of which have been shown to prevent disease and improve pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes and even cancer, due to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Studies also show that you can add hibiscus tea to your list of must-have healthy drinks.

Why is hibiscus tea good for you?

A study published in Nutrition Journal examined the antioxidant strength of over 3,100 foods, beverages, and supplements.1 Of the 283 beverages analyzed, the researchers found hibiscus tea to reign supreme, beating out the well-known, highly popular green tea (which is still a good and healthy tea option). Since hibiscus tea is a powerful antioxidant, it’s a highly ranked beverage choice where battling free radicals is of concern. The brightly colored plant is indigenous to tropical and subtropical regions such as China, Thailand, and Mexico, to name a few.

Studies underscore the positive health benefits of hibiscus tea: (1) Tufts University researchers conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled study2 in which all adults diagnosed with prehypertension or mild hypertension received either hibiscus tea or placebo tea. At the end of the study, the adults who received the hibiscus tea had a lower systolic blood pressure compared to the placebo group. (2) Another study examined the effects of hibiscus extract powder on people with and without metabolic syndrome—a condition marked by high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, low levels of HDL (good cholesterol), obesity, and insulin resistance (elevated blood sugar levels).3 The researchers concluded that hibiscus extract powder greatly improved the condition of individuals with metabolic syndrome by improving glucose, cholesterol, and fat levels.

The next time that you’re out shopping for tea leaves, don’t forget to add hibiscus tea to your list. Be sure the package says that you’re getting 100% hibiscus; if it’s a combination tea, make sure hibiscus is listed as the first ingredient. As you prepare your hibiscus tea (or any tea for that matter), don’t counteract the salubrious, antioxidant effects of the tea leaves by using artificial sweeteners or white sugar; instead, sweeten your tea with agave or honey. Enjoy!

20 Run Commands Every Users should know

Run commands are one of the most useful things we can talk about. We are going to talk about ten useful ‘Run’ Commands that will help you to open anything. You just need to enter these commands in the Run command box to quickly access features and applications to customize operative system environment.

We must admit that Microsoft’s Windows Operating system implements many features. That’s the reason why Windows is always the first preference of every regular user as it is easy to operate and implements lots of facilities.

Well, Run commands are one of the most useful things we can talk about. Previously we have shared an article in which we have listed few methods to create your own run commands in Windows operating system.

In this post, we are going to talk about ten useful ‘Run’ Commands that will help you to open anything. You just need to enter these commands in the Run command box to quickly access features and applications to customize operative system environment.

#1 “\”
This command will open up your C drive. Next time if you need to access the C drive on your computer simply press WINDOWS KEY+R and then just enter ‘\’ and it will open up the C drive for you.

#2 “.”
This command will open up the user’s home folder. By opening the home folder you can access Downloads, Documents, Desktop, Pictures, and Videos. This is the easiest way to open the Home folder.

#3 “..”
Well, the above commands open up the user’s home folder. This one will open up the ‘Users Folder’ on the C drive. If you enter this command in a Run box then you will be able to select the ‘Admin’ and ‘Public’ Folder.

#4 Calc
This command may be familiar to many. This will open up the calculator. Well, if you need to open the calculator you need to go to Start Button>Accessories>Calculator which seems to be a dull task. However, you can use ‘Calc’ command to open up the calculator immediately.

#5 netplwiz
If you need to open up the advanced user account settings then you just need to enter the command ‘netplwiz’. Well, the other way to open up Advanced User Account settings is by going through control panel which is bit lengthy process.

#6 diskmgmt.msc
The command ‘diskmgmt.msc’ will open up the disk manager. Disk manager lets users clean things up on their system. You can create the new partition or can clean existing partition by going through disk management.

#7 notepad
Users can open up notepad by typing ‘notepad’ in the run box. The other way to start notepad is to open the start menu and then selecting the notepad. However, typing notepad in a run box will help users in urgency.

#8 stikynot
This will open up Sticky Notes. Sticky Notes will be useful if you want to note down anything. Word documents or Notepad takes time to open up. However, Sticky notes stick to your desktop which makes it simple to note down anything easily. Users can use ‘stikynot’ to open up the Sticky Notes.

#9 control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
If anything is not working fine on your computer, you need to troubleshoot that specific thing. Troubleshooting will possibly repair or find any existing fault on your computer. Users just need to type in ‘control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting’ in the run dialogue box to open up the troubleshooting settings.

#10 write
This command will open up Wordpad on your system. Simply type in ‘write’ on Run dialogue box to open up the Wordpad.

#11 Powershell
Well, Powershell is the task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft. This is much similar to the command prompt (CMD). On the run Dialog box, just type PowerShell and enjoy the features.

#12 perfmon.msc
This is known as performance command. This command can be used to check and monitor the performance of your system. You just need to open up the run dialog box and then type in perfmon.msc to monitor the system performance.

#13 Control
Well, in windows 10 opening the control panel is a bit complicated. However, you can open the control panel with Control command. Just open the run dialog box and enter “control” without the quotation mark.

#14 hdwwiz.cpl
To open the device manager in Windows, you need to go through various steps. However, you can use hdwwiz.cpl command to open the Device manager on your computer directly. With device manager, you can find all the connected device and can manage them.

#15 osk
Well, its true that sometimes in our lifetime, we have worked with the damaged keyboard. However, the osk command will help you out with that situation. This command will open up the on-screen keyboard on your computer.

#16 CMD
Well, this command might be familiar to all windows users. Every Windows users have to deal with the command line sometimes. So, with CMD command, you can quickly open the command prompt without administrator privileges.

#17 gpedit.msc
This command will open up the Group Policy Editor on Windows computer. With Group Policy Editor, you can edit different Windows policies of a local or remote computer.

#18 lusrmgr.msc
Well, if you are looking for a shortcut to open Local Users and Groups Manager on your Windows computer, then lusrmgr.msc is for you. This command will open the Local Users and Groups Manager where you can edit several properties of all the users and groups.

#19 mrt
This command will open up the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. Well, this tool will help you to clear some of the most popular malicious software from your Windows computer.

#20 ncpa.cpl

If you work with multiple internet ethernet adapters on your Windows computer, then you might have to deal with network problems. So, ncpa.cpl command will open up the Network connection settings from where you can access all your Network adapters.

These are the 20 best Run command you can use in a RUN dialogue box. If you want to create your own RUN command then visit our article How to create run commands in Windows.

So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.

Google Is Launching An Android Chat Service

We all know very well that the tech giant Google has been trying for years with instant messaging apps, but, never meet any success. However, now according to the latest reports, the tech giant Google is now launching an Android chat service to compete with iMessage.

The Mountain View company, of course, the tech giant Google has been trying for years with instant messaging apps. There were Google Talk and many others; the most recent, apps like Duo and Allo, or even Google Messenger.

But it seems that they have already realized that, if they really want to compete with WhatsApp, the ideal is to partner with telecommunications operators and serve their platform on the RCS standard. Thus, they can also take advantage of the ‘muscle’ of Android, which leads among the operating systems of smartphones worldwide.

Basically, it is an instant messaging service, but the fundamental difference in Chat, which is how it is going to be called, an RCS client. This means that it is supported by telecommunications operators and it works on the SMS and MMS messaging app.

In the same way, that happens with iMessage, available on iOS devices, if the user that sends and the one that receives has an operator that supports this Google system, then it will be sent as a rich and free message, through the Internet. Otherwise, the message will simply be sent as if it were an SMS Conventional. About a year ago Google already announced that more than 20 manufacturers would bring their pre-loaded client.

Google continues to partner with operators to launch Chat, its alternative to WhatsApp for Android based on the RCS standard

It is very likely that Chat will launch on Android mobile devices on the next Google I/O 2018, this summer. For the moment, as can be seen in the previous image, the Mountain View company continues to make progress in the associations with telecommunications operators.

This is a key step because, as we already said, it is necessary that the operators of destination and origin support it, so that all users can exchange their messages about the RCS standard. Otherwise, the exchange of messages may be done, but not in an enriched manner, and over SMS.

There is something important that is still unknown about Chat, from the tech giant Google, and what security measures are going to apply. Because a priori, the big difference with respect to the tech giant Apple’s iMessage is that end-to-end encryption is not applied.

So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.

This Apple Robot Destroys 200 iPhones

According to the latest reports, the tech giant Apple took advantage of the concurrence of Earth Day (April 22) to present its new robot which is capable of destroying up to 200 iPhones per hour for sorting and recycling all its essential components.

The tech giant Apple took advantage of the concurrence of Earth Day (April 22) to present the Daisy project, a robot capable of disassembling up to 200 iPhones per hour for sorting and recycling all its essential components.

This is not the first time the company has come up with an idea. In 2016, somewhat reacting to criticisms about the difficulties of accessing the iPhone’s internal components for recycling purposes, the company introduced Liam. With its 29 arms, the robot was able to separate the components of an iPhone 6 in just 11 seconds.

It was because, apparently, Liam was discontinued. In the official statement, the tech giant Apple claims that its engineers took advantage of technologies and parts of the robot to develop the new project.

When Liam got tested, the tech giant Apple set the goal of dismantling 350 iPhones per hour. As we already know, the Daisy robot does 200. But that does not mean that the machine is less “smart”: it was designed to disassemble nine versions of the iPhone (the iPhone X is an exception) and separate components more efficiently, mainly those traditional means of recycling cannot or will not recover.

This type of work is important not only for being environmentally friendly but also for enabling Apple to reduce costs by producing certain components. Cobalt, for example, is essential in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, but the growing demand for electric cars has made metal prices nearly quadruple since 2015.

But for the idea to work, the tech giant Apple needs to tackle another challenge: getting iPhones for recycling. One of the initiatives the company maintains for this is the GiveBack program, which provides gift cards in exchange for outdated handsets.

So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.

This Ad-Blocking Browser Will Offer Free Cryptocurrency

We all know very well that most sites offer free access to content displaying ads. However, this becomes less feasible as more people use adblockers. What to do? According to the latest reports, we have discovered that a well-known ad-blocking browser will offer free cryptocurrency to all its users.

Most sites offer free access to content displaying ads. However, this becomes less feasible as more people use adblockers. What to do?

The Brave browser has a proposal: it natively blocks ads, but allows the user to pay for additional content on the sites through a basic attention token or BAT.

In recent months, Brave has been distributing these tokens in promotions, to a limited extent. But according to CNET, all users will receive coins for free until June – just have the browser installed.

“We are getting to the point where we will give BAT to users all the time. We do not think it will end. We believe users should get it,” said CEO Brendan Eich.

Last year, Eich was able to raise the equivalent of $35 million to fund this token. Each BAT is currently worth about $0.40.

In the future, you’ll only receive tokens by viewing ads. In the second quarter, sites will be able to display advertisements through Brave and will collect 70% of revenue, while 15% will go to users. The rest stays with the company.

Some major sites have joined Brave, including the Washington Post, the Guardian and the Dow Jones Media Group, which operates MarketWatch and Barron’s. This week, new users received a free two-year subscription to Dow Jones sites.

With BAT, you can purchase premium content, such as news articles that are locked onto a paywall. It is also possible to support YouTubers and streamers in Twitch, which can convert the token into cash after being verified.

It’s an idea similar to Flattr, but involving crypto-coins this time around. Brave has 2 million monthly active users, meaning they have opened the browser at least once in the last month.

So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.

iPhone SE 2 To Ditch The 3.5mm Headphone

According to the information published recently by a well-known blog, the presentation of the second version of the cheaper iPhone, of course, I am talking about the iPhone SE 2 should happen next May, and not only that even rumours are pointing that iPhone SE 2 to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.

uring the last few months, it has been speculating a lot about a possible iPhone SE 2. According to the information published yesterday by a well-known blog, the presentation of the second version of the cheaper iPhone should happen next May.

A more powerful iPhone SE
The information came as a result of a conversation between the Mac Otakara website and the makers of the iPhone structure. In addition, earlier this week Apple complied with various Euro/Asia regulatory procedures that usually precede the launch of new products.

The next big Apple event will take place on the first day of WWDC (June 4), but we may not have to wait so long to see the second generation of the iPhone SE.

According to reports, it is very likely that the second generation of the iPhone SE will be introduced in May and come equipped with a 4-inch screen similar to the iPhone 5. In addition, it is expected to bring the A10 Fusion processor used in the iPhone 7 and that is about 40% faster than the A9 processor that is present in the current iPhone SE.

Goodbye, 3.5mm jack?
The manufacturer of the body of the possible iPhone SE 2 also said that the new model should not have a headphone jack. The tech giant Apple abandoned the headset entry on the iPhone 7 but, so far, is still present on the iPhone SE. However, it seems that with this change, the tech giant Apple will be able to add resistance to water and dust.

In addition, more rumours point to the iPhone SE comes equipped with technology to support wireless charging. However, here there are still some doubts. Supposedly, the iPhone SE is a low-cost iPhone and to keep the price down, Apple should leave out some features that distinguish it from the top range that are currently available.

The famous analyst at KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo does not predict the existence of wireless charging on the new iPhone SE 2. Instead, bet on the appearance of a more powerful and affordable iPhone. At the end of the day, this is the goal with the current iPhone SE.

If the rumours are true and if Apple actually introduces a new iPhone SE in May, we should hear more news briefly. In addition, with WWDC right there on the door, we should also have software updates on all Apple brand platforms and some hardware news.

So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.

April 24, 2018

Hey, Poker Face — This Wi-Fi Router

Are you good at hiding your feelings?

No issues, your Wi-Fi router may soon be able to tell how you feel, even if you have a good poker face.

A team of researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a device that can measure human inner emotional states using wireless signals.

Dubbed EQ-Radio, the new device measures heartbeat, and breath to determine whether a person is happy, excited, sad, or angry.

Using EQ-Radio, which emits and captures reflected radio frequency (RF) waves, the team bounced waves off a person’s body to measure subtle changes in breathing patterns and heart rates.

This data was then run through a bunch of algorithms and a machine-learning process programmed to match a person's behavior to how they acted previously, categorizing the person's emotion as one of the four emotional states: Pleasure, Joy, Anger and Sadness.
The impressive part about the technique:
This Wi-Fi router can read your Emotions; Maybe of your Girl's too!
EQ-Radio doesn't require you to wear any sort of monitoring device or on-body sensor.

    "The whole thing started by trying to understand how we can extract information about people’s emotions and health in general using something that’s completely passive—does not require people to wear anything on their body or have to express things themselves actively," says Prof. Dina Katabi, who conducted the research along with graduate students Mingmin Zhao and Fadel Adib.

In its test, the team says if their device is trained on each subject separately, it measures emotions with 87 percent accuracy and 72.3 percent accuracy when using a single classifier for all subjects.

EQ Radio uses the same carrier frequency as Wi-Fi, but with about 1,000 times less power, which means the system could be integrated into an existing Wi-Fi router or other devices that transmit and receives wireless signals.
According to the researchers, EQ-Radio, and similar systems may help in some practical situations, like:

    movie makers and advertisers could use it to better evaluate people's reactions to their work in real time;
    doctors could use it to diagnose mental health conditions like depression or bipolar disorder; and
    it could also integrate into smart homes, adjust temperature, lighting, and music automatically to match the user's mood...

...all without the target's knowledge or consent. All it takes is some RF signals mixed with a set of algorithms and a dash of machine learning process.

For more technical details and working of the EQ-Radio device, you can head on to the research paper [PDF] titled, "Emotion Recognition using Wireless Signals."

Here's how pro athletes check their supplements for banned

If you've ever dipped a toe (or a tricep) into the world of workout culture, you're familiar with supplements — an entire industry of chemicals, compounds, vitamins, and ingredients all promising to make you the best version of yourself.

"Our athletes are some of the most drug-tested athletes on the face of the planet— if they're going to choose to use supplements we want to make sure they make educated decisions"

If you've ever dipped a toe (or a tricep) into the world of workout culture, you're familiar with supplements — an entire industry of chemicals, compounds, vitamins, and ingredients all promising to make you the best version of yourself.

For people whose entire livelihoods depend on their bodies, like professional athletes in the MLB, NHL, and NFL, choosing supplements is just part of the job. So how do they do it? They use an app.

Specifically, they use NSF International's "Certified for Sport" app, which functions like a digital encyclopedia of pretty much everything, good or bad, that you can put in your body.

The app draws on years of testing and research by NSF International, an independent organization that tests supplements and drugs for harmful ingredients. According to Jon Coyles, the Vice President of Drug, Health and Safety Programs at the MLB, NSF-I is pretty much the "gold standard" for what's safe for their athletes to use. In the 2018 season, it's the only standard they'll use.

Coyles told Men's Health that MLB nutritionists follow a "food-first" approach to getting their athletes what they need — tailoring their diets so most of their nutrients come from food.

“We also realize that professional athletes — there are a large percent of them that are going to use dietary supplements to accomplish a certain goal," Coyles said.

"In light of that, and the fact that our athletes are some of the most drug-tested athletes on the face of the planet, if they’re going to choose to use supplements we want to make sure they make educated decisions."

MLB teams actually have a list of 10 categories of supplements they must provide to players, but it's relatively routine stuff: multivitamins, omega 3/ fish oil, probiotics, amino acids, joint aids, protein, and some kind of "cognitive, sleep, and vision support," alongside the energy bars and sports drinks that every athletic competition has.

If players want to go outside of that, they have to make sure what they're taking in doesn't contain a banned or unsafe substance.

In the world of supplements, failing a drug test could actually be considered getting off easy. The supplement market, a $132.8 billion business globally, is filled with sketchy products and pills that skirt regulations.

In November, NSF discovered that six commonly-used preworkout supplements contained a banned substance similar to one linked to the death of several soldiers in 2013; other supplements have caused MMA fighters to fail drug tests without knowing why.

This story, about a man who wrecked his liver on a shady muscle-growth supplement, is particularly haunting.

For more than 10 years, Coyles said, the MLB has been relying on NSF to help prevent mishaps and tragedies alike, but the app just makes it a lot easier.

Players can scan the barcode or UPC on any given supplement and check if it's NSF-approved, as well as compare its ingredients to other options. In the MLB, NHL, and Canadian Football League, players are only allowed to take Certified for Sport supplements, and the NFL, PGA, and LPGA recommend it as well.

Lisa McDowell, the team dietician for the Detroit Red Wings, also told Men's Health that her organization was food-first, but the grueling demands of hockey mean almost every player has some special needs.

"Our players are looking to extend their career span as long as possible — attempting to keep playing into their 40s," McDowell said.

"The way they’re doing that is by paying meticulous attention to what they’re putting into their bodies. When food can't do it, we do rely on supplements that we know give us an advantage for the recovery process."

While rehydration is the main key — McDowell said that players can lose six to eight pounds in water weight in a game — some players have their own preferences on what else to do to help them bounce back. (To get them hydrated, she loads players up with fresh squeezed juices, protein shakes and other electrolytes during post-game meals.)

The NHL is an international league, and players often come from other countries with ideas of what they should be taking (the Fins often swear by saunas and cryotherapy, which aren't a supplement but also aren't for everyone).

But in the clubhouse, McDowell says the NHL makes sure that the only products allowed are NSF certified for sport.

Still, Coyles noted that no nutritionist can completely control their player's consumption. But if they are getting a little something on the side, they're on their own.

"Our players are adult men and make their own decisions, but if they go outside that Certified for Sport list they do so at their own risk," Coyles said.

I'm a urologist, and this is what it's like to treat over 20 penises

If it weren't for penises, Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt would be out of a job. Penises are his life. He sees over 20 of them a day, actually. He wouldn't have it any other way.

Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt's life is helping guys with their genitals and he loves it.

If it weren't for penises, Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt would be out of a job. Penises are his life. He sees over 20 of them a day, actually. He wouldn't have it any other way.

Is it weird that I love that I play with balls for a living? he wonders to Men's Health.

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Brahmbhatt is a urologist at Orlando Health's South Lake Hospital in Clermont, Florida, where he's also the co-director of the PUR Clinic, which stands for Personalized Urology and Robotics.

His expertise is in both the male and female urinary tracts as well as male reproductive health. While he does see female patients for urinary tract issues, the male genitalia take up most of his time.

My mom has a hard time explaining what I do to her friends, he says.

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His day revolves around penises  many that are experiencing erectile dysfunction, others that pee too much, some that don't pee enough, and the occasional one that that has a BB pellet shoved up it (yes, really).

He spends much of his day doing physical exams of the male genitalia. Testicle pain? Brahmbhatt's who you want to see. Having a hard time getting it up? Brahmbhatt can help with that.

He also does a lot of surgeries on penises and balls that go way beyond a vasectomy. His clinic is one of the first to use surgical robots on male genetalia for something outside of treating cancer. "The technology we're using is pretty cool. We use (surgical robots) to do everything from help eliminate chronic ball pain to putting implants in prostates to help guys pee better."

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Like any other doctor, Brahmbhatt also is on-call for emergencies. And unlike a lot of other doctors, he absolutely loves being on-call for the E.R. He never quite knows what to expect. He's seen dildos stuck in rectums, very stubborn cock rings, a few gunshot wounds to the genital area and a whole lot of broken penises.

Whenever I think I'm having a bad day, and I see one of those (a broken penis) I just think, well, I'm definitely not having as bad of a day as this guy, he chuckles, And I get to help him, which is great.

Brahmbhatt says that as a urologist, getting called into the E.R. isn't usually for something life-threatening, because, well, you can survive without a penis. But most guys would really prefer to keep it running, and Brahmbhatt loves that he can help.

It takes a certain type of person to be a urologist, Brahmbhatt explains. Guys simply aren't that comfortable talking about their health, and especially not their penises. Being a urologist requires a good sense of humor, he says. You're talking about pretty sensitive things. Everything we deal with is an uncomfortable part of the body. That's what attracted me to it. The personality of a urologist is to be able to break down barriers in seconds.

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Brahmbhatt says his patients are potentially telling him more about themselves than they've ever told anyone in their entire lives which is why he immediately goes in, finds some common ground, and maybe cracks a penis joke or two to lighten the mood.

Once a patient relaxes, they really open up, he says. You'd be surprised by how many times I've gone into a room thinking there was one thing wrong with a guy, and then he tells me something completely different from what he told the nurse."

Brahmbhatt has heard about every excuse in the book from guys. They flat-out lie to the nurse about why they're at the doctor, then usually open up to Brahmbhatt about what really happened. But he says the best excuses are in the E.R., with penis trauma.

Guys with penis trauma were usually doing something they shouldn't have been doing," he says. "They'll say that they slammed their car door into their groin or had an accident at the gym. Then I come in and I'll find out they were doing doggie and missed the vagina, or something. I love hearing all the excuses, though. Guys are just so uncomfortable talking about this stuff.

That's something Brahmbhatt is trying to change the way guys take care of themselves and talk about their health. For the past few years, he's done an annual "Drive 4 Men's Health" to try to get guys to talk about their health and to go to the doctor. Every June, he and his partner drive across the country in a cool car, stopping in as many cities as they can to try and change the way guys view their health. What really gets guys to perk up and listen? The car, of course.

Guys don't realize they should be getting their prostates checked every year, he says. What I say is, You have a car, right? You get the oil changed, you do maintenance work on it. Same with your body. Big difference is, if your car breaks down, you can get a new one. You only have one body.

Something else Brahmbhatt says is extremely common is guys coming in worrying about their penis size.

Most guys come in and think they're not adequate. I've seen a lot of penises, and I can tell you right now, you're fine. I've never seen a penis I didn't think couldn't actually have sex, he says. My advice to guys is to stop looking at porn and judging your penis. You may not be able to be employed in Vegas as a porn star, like most men, but you're completely fine.

Take it from a guy who has seen thousands of penises.

Does early gray hair mean your health is at risk?

We associate gray hair with aging, so your graying strands inevitably raise an uncomfortable question:
You glance in the mirror and see it your first gray hair. You're still a young guy, so why is your hair turning silver?

We associate gray hair with aging, so your graying strands inevitably raise an uncomfortable question: If your hair is aging, is the rest of your body following suit? Are you aging way too fast, and if so, what does that mean for your health?

First, it is true that graying hair is due to an aging of sorts but of your melanocytes in your hair bulb. These are the same cells that produce pigment in your skin, says Melissa Piliang, M.D., a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic.

They gradually stop producing melanin pigment. The result is initially hair graying and then whitening over time," she says.

This process does not affect the keratinocytes, which are responsible for producing the hair fiber, so there should not be any changes to your hair structure. However, you may also notice a change in the texture of your hair, like it becoming more coarse or wiry.

Not everyone goes gray at the same time, which can be frustratingly obvious if you're sporting silver in your 30s while your old high school buddy still has glossy, dark hair.

"Up to 90 percent of the variation in hair graying can be explained by genetic factors, but we still have limited knowledge about the actual genes responsible," says Steve Daveluy, M.D., assistant professor and program director of Wayne State Dermatology.

That's one reason why your ethnicity matters for your going-gray potential: "The average age that hair starts going gray is the mid 30s for Caucasians, late 30ss for Asians and mid 40s for Afro-Caribbeans," he says.

There are some general benchmarks for graying, though.

"About 50 percent of people are 50 percent gray by age 50," says Dr. Piliang.

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But if you're graying well before that time frame, does that mean your body is aging way too fast? Might other aspects of your health be in danger?

That's a common question, and it's one that researchers have sought to answer. And there is some evidence that early graying can hint at some health issues, particularly to your heart.

For instance, a study presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India found that men under 40 with premature graying were more than five times as likely as their gray-free counterparts to have coronary artery disease, a narrowing of the arteries that can lead to heart attack.

Back in 2012, researchers from the U.K. theorized that the aging of the melanocytes that causes graying could be due to oxidative stress, a biological process that could damage healthy cells and tissue. So the same process going on in your hair cells might be going on elsewhere in your body, too.

But don't freak out just yet. The evidence in favor of premature graying hurting your heart still isn't very strong, says Dr. Daveluy.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't play the preventive game if silver strands keep popping up, though.

"If you do have significant graying before the age of 35, it would be a good idea to make sure you talk to your doctor about optimizing other risk factors for heart disease, like diet, exercise, weight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol," says Dr. Daveluy.

That means it can't hurt to be extra vigilant about your heart health if you're going gray. But a few strands of gray hair likely don't mean as much danger to you heart as known heart-unhealthy habits, like gaining too much weight, smoking, eating junk, or skipping the gym. While you can't control when you'll go gray, you are in charge of those other factors so make them your main focus when thinking about your heart.

There may be a new cure for baldness, and it's in your McDonald's

One of the same chemicals used to cook McDonald's fries could potentially cure baldness, too, Japanese scientists say.

Though scientists have only tested it in mice so far, they say it could have promising results for people, too

One of the same chemicals used to cook McDonald's fries could potentially cure baldness, too, Japanese scientists say.

According to a new study published in the journal Biomaterials, researchers at Yokohama National University (YNU) in Yokohama, Japan, discovered that the chemical — called dimethylpolysiloxane — has the ability to produce tons of hair follicles when implanted.

While the study has only been done in mice so far, the researchers believe their findings can translate to humans, too.

"This simple method is very robust and promising. We hope that this technique will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss such as androgenic alopecia," Junji Fukuda, Ph.D., professor at YNU and one of the study's authors, said in a statement.

So how exactly did Fukuda and his colleagues make their discovery?

When cells were cultured in the chemical — which is added to the oil of McDonald's fries to keep it from splattering everywhere — 5,000 hair follicle germs grew, The Evening Standard first reported.

And when those same follicles were transplanted onto the backs and scalps of mice, new hair started to grow.

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But until further experiments are done to prove that this chemical will work for humans, there are other remedies you can use if you're losing your hair. Topical treatments like Rogaine or supplements like Nutrafol can work, as well as a host of other things.

Or, you can just embrace baldness like these four guys. Having long locks takes work to maintain, and you're better off focusing on the rest of your health and fitness.