Scientists are getting some bright ideas on how to protect people from brain damage related to stroke by looking at the brains of hibernating squirrels.
When squirrels hibernate, blood flow to their brain slows dramatically — similar to the reduced blood flow to a human brain that occurs with an ischemic stroke (one caused by a blocked blood vessel in the brain). But unlike the nearly 800,000 people who experience ischemic strokes each year, the hibernating squirrels don’t suffer any harmful consequences from this reduction in blood flow to the brain.
Scientists say this difference reflects cellular changes in the squirrel brains that protect them from damage. The scientists for the NIH-funded study, who published the results in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s FASEB Journal, say they have found a potential drug that might mimic this protective hibernation process and could, one day, protect human brains from stroke-related damage.
But far more work will need to determine if this is a viable option and if so, to make it a treatment reality It exciting to know read the discovery of the scientist, however, why to spend the time searching for drugs for to solve the problem when you can find the answer in the human mind-body. Our mind-body is designed by God with all the necessary types of equipment it needs to protect us and keep us alive.
Think of the squirrels during the spring, summer, and autumn they are active climbing running and doing other activity to provide the well-being of their young ones and themselves. They do not live a sedentary and overstress full lifestyle. They enjoy what they are doing. Their hart is working efficiently in the climatic environment they are in. They do not worry and have anxiety as humans do.
Research has shown that a conditioned person has a vital capacity equaling approximately 75% of his or her total lung capacity. However a deconditioned person may match this percentage by virtue of genetics. To differentiate between the two individuals, you have to look at the maximum minute volume, the amount of air that person process during 1 minute of vigorous activity or exercise. A conditioned individual may force as much as 20 times their vital capacity through their lungs in 1 minuet, where has deconditioned individual might be pressed to force even 10 times through. They simple lack the muscle strength and endurance to perform at any higher level.
How respiratory and circulatory interaction works. The lungs contain millions of tiny air sacs, called alveoli, around which the blood flows. From the lungs the oxygen goes directly into the bloodstream of the body, the oxygen moves from the area of higher pressure in the alveoli to the red blood cells where the pressure is lower. The limiting factor to this process is the number of red blood cells, the amount of hemoglobin they carry, and total blood volume. Training effect and activity produce more blood resulting in more hemoglobin, which carries the oxygen; more red blood cells which carry the hemoglobin; more blood plasma, which carries the red blood cells and consequently more total blood volume.
Laboratory tests have shown that people in good physical condition have a large blood supply than deconditioned people of comparable size. An average- sized person may increase his are her blood volume by nearly a quart in response to aerobic conditioning, and the red blood cells count increases proportionately. The efficiency of the life cycle and its capacity to function at a high capacity requires effective training; the less exercise the body does, the weaker it will be.
All these process are occurring with the body at rest and the heart beating t a normal rate. Physical activity and emotional stress raise the heart rate. They also raise the blood pressure because the heart is pumping more blood into the system at a faster rate Excessive demands on the heart can cause trouble in people with pre-exiting medical condition.
The heart is the magnificent engine that keep the human mind-body functioning. The heart begins working before berth and continues to work until death. Ironically the heart works faster and less efficiently when you give it little to do than it does when you make more demand on it. Both anaerobically and aerobically conditioned people who exercise regularly tend to have a resting heart rate of about 60 beats per minute (bpm) or less. A deconditioned person who does not exercise may have a heart rate of about 80 bpm or more. Even though you may appear to be in good condition, obesity, stress, and many other factors can speed up your heart rate considerably
Suppose two people are at complete rest for a full 24 hours. One is in excellent condition and one deconditioned. A comparison of both would look like this:
- Conditioned person
60 bpm, times 60 min = 3,600 bets per hour (bph)
3,600 bph x 24 hours = 86, 400 beats per day (bpd)
- Deconditioned person
80 bpm x 60 min = 4,800 bph
4,800 bph x 24 h = 115,200 bpd
In comparison with the squirrels, think of their lifestyle and compeer it to human. Their heart rate will be very low when they are at rest (hibernate). We do not need more medication, we need education of the human mind-body to provide answers to phenomenal questions. Why not mimic the squirrel’s lifestyle? Matthew E McLaren
Bible verses for today’s meditation and inspiration: Matthew E. McLaren
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9 NIV
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 NIV
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14 NIV
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 NIV
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37 NIV
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance?
You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. Micah 7:18 NIV
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5 NIV
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses. Acts 13:38-39 NIV
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2 NIV
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:13 NIV
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7 NIV
Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Joel 2:13 NIV
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 NIV
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