The Original Idea I had for this blog post fell part, So I figured instead of having you guys wait wait another 2 weeks so that I iron everything out and make a full thought out blog post So im sharing something that is of use for you all.
With the Holidays and holiday parties approaching I thought it would be good to share , even if you drink little to no alcohol like myself , I drink this turmeric tea twice a week for all its health benefits,that Include reduction of acetaldehyde (a byproduct of drinking) in the blood after alchool consumption.
a good Indian friend of mine , introduced to Indian food , with all their spices and their medicinal properties. Turmeric the spice found in Chicken Tikka masala; Its the high levels of Curcumin in the Turmeric that make it yellow. Curcumin is also what makes turmeric a powerful medicinal spice.
Lists of benefits include
- Anti inflammatory compounds
- Lower risk of Heart disease
- Prevent and help treat against Alzheimer’s diesease
- Linked to Improve brain function and lower risk of brain disease
- helps with Hangovers
In 2012 a research paper out of japan came out about the Therapeutic Role of Curcumin A thurow paper citing over 100 studies and showing which studies had different outcomes. Its great paper to read over if you have the time .
The Recipe I have found works the best is is bellow , and if you google Turmeric Tea you will find many other recipes just make sure to add black pepper, I have’t found many recipes that include it, its important to add! Black pepper increases the absorption of curcumin by the liver by 2000% ! meaning that you will feel much better after a night of drinking.(Source)
drink before consuming alcohol
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1 tsp of Turmeric
1 Tbs apple cider Vinegar
and enough Hot water to fill up a mug
May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year, Im wishing you all a merry Christmas and Happy New year!
I’m using broad brush strokes with my argument to shorten the length on this post. Long blog posts are boring.
Questions of Bad and wrong good and evil. Are questions that big data has no opinion in, for most of us big data can help us decipher what we value, but not tell us how we ought to live.
Big data is used to decipher what we value, inst the next step living by those values?
googling ” Univeral Human Values ” leads to a Wikipedia page. The article states ” Whether universal values exist is an unproven conjecture of moral philosophy and cultural anthropology” but what if we observe universal human values through the lens of causes and conditions for human well being.( This is Data we can analyze, and visualize ) Gandhi argued that Non- violence is a universal value. Stepping back On a global scale with Social media, mobile telecommunications, and other technologies they magnify violence within the system, regions with stability are highlighted by non-violence and are usually democratic.
Layering it with a Global peace index
On an Individual scale, what do democratic values mean? It means to be concerned for the well-being of others. Respecting the autonomy of others. Trustworthiness and honesty.Willing compliance with the law, except for civil disobedience to an extent. Basic justice, being fair Refusing to take unfair advantage. doing good and preventing harm. Those are Morals and values we can live by.
lust, gluttony, greed, Sloth, Pride, and envy are all emotions. You may argue that emotions are what make us human, but its also what makes us animals. I’m not saying we should aim to be cold, stoic, robotic individuals. That only use data to dictate how we ought to live. As an analogy,
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, and compassion The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Consuming & analyzing data through the lens of causes and conditions for human well being and being conscientious of it. Will help to orient ourselves and feed the good wolf within ourselves.
3 years ago I read The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has declined. Now Bill Gates recommends this book as one of the seven books we should read for the year. It’s a fitting book for a year with so much chaos change and confusion. violence worldwide is on the decline, and I find that reassuring. Especially when the emotional side of me views the newspaper headlines in the morning.
However, violence is just a single vector.A more wholesome view is revealed adding vectors. Socio-economic change, environmental change, and technological change. Its the end of 2017,10 years ago The world first smartphone came out. We don’t know to what extent our political polarization is a by-product of social media and technological change. Social media has made us more networked and interconnected than any other period of time, wich means the choices we make.Are amplified and distributed far faster than they ever have been and with much more impact. were at a point were the rate of technological change is only going to increase, and as we progress into the future I can only hope that we as a species also grow morally and conscientiously because the more powerful tools we develop the more ethically intelligent we better be.
Id like further unpacks and unravel what I’m thinking about later on in the week when I’ll have more time to allocate to writing.
- How science and data can give us a foundation a rubric for human values, a universal conception of human values. Making the ethical choices in our lives when presented with Big data.
- Another Idea I’m juggling with is using big data for stratification into the future and how and we could use that information to orient and prepare ourselves.
Im, not a writer, I welcome any criticism or advice to help me lay out my thoughts would be appreciated always trying to improve.
Thanks for your time and I hope you have a wonderful day.
- Stress reduction
- Fosters Clear thinking and increases our capacity for empathy and compassion.
- Lowers High Blood Pressure
- Decreases tension-related pain, like Headaches, Ulcers, insomnia, Muscle and joint problems
- Increases Serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
- Improves the immune system
- Increases energy levels
- improves creativity
- Improves Memory retention and recall
- Improves cognitive skills
- Slows Aging
- meditators are found to have more Gray matter in their brain.