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Sleeping Inclined To Restore and Support Your Health For Free. Fascinating Science, Discovery, History and Medical Research In Circulation And Posture, by Andrew K Fletcher


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    • The Heart Is Not A Pump
    • THE HEART IS NOT A PUMP: A REFUTATION OF THE PRESSURE PROPULSION PREMISE OF HEART FUNCTION by Ralph Marinelli 1; Branko Fuerst 2; Hoyte van der Zee 3; Andrew McGinn 4; William Marinelli 5 1. Rudolf Steiner Research Center, Royal Oak, MI 2. Dept. of Anesthesiology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 3. Dept. of Anesthesiology and Physiology, Albany Medical College, NY 4. Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd., Minneapolis, MN. Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, MN 5. Hennipen County Medical Center and Dept. of Medicine, University of Minnesota, MN Abstract In 1932, Bremer of Harvard filmed the blood in the very early embryo circulating in self-propelled mode in spiralling streams before the heart was functioning. Amazingly, he was so impressed with the spiralling nature of the blood flow pattern that he failed to realize that the phenomena before him had demolished the pressure propulsion principle. Earlier in 1920, Steiner, of the Goetheanum in Switzerland had pointed out in lectures to medical doctors that the heart was not a pump forcing inert blood to move with pressure but that the blood was propelled with its own biological momentum, as can be seen in the embryo, and boosts itself with "induced" momenta from the heart. He also stated that the pressure does not cause the blood to circulate but is caused by interrupting the circulation. Experimental corroboration of Steiner's concepts in the embryo and adult is herein presented. Introduction The fact that the heart by itself is incapable of sustaining the circulation of the blood was known to physicians of antiquity. They looked for auxiliary forces of blood movement in various types of `etherisation' and `pneumatisation' or ensoulement of the blood on its passage through the heart and lungs. With the dawn of modern science and over the past three hundred years, such concepts became untenable. The mechanistic concept of the heart as a hydraulic pump prevailed and became firmly established around the middle of the nineteenth century. The heart, an organ weighing about three hundred grams, is supposed to `pump' some eight thousand liters of blood per day at rest and much more during activity, without fatigue. In terms of mechanical work this represents the lifting of approximately 100 pounds one mile high! In terms of capillary flow, the heart is performing an even more prodigious task of `forcing' the blood with a viscosity five times greater than that of water through millions of capillaries with diameters often smaller than the red blood cells themselves! Clearly, such claims go beyond reason and imagination. Due to the complexity of the variables involved, it has been impossible to calculate the true peripheral resistance even of a single organ, let alone of the entire peripheral circulation. Also, the concept of a centralized pressure source (the heart) generating excessive pressure at its source, so that sufficient pressure remains at the remote capillaries, is not an elegant one. Our understanding and therapy of the key areas of cardiovascular pathophysiology, such as septic shock, hypertension and myocardial ischemia are far from complete. The impact of spending billions of dollars on cardiovascular research using an erroneous premise is enormous. In relation to this, the efforts to construct a satisfactory artificial heart have yet to bear fruit. Within the confines of contemporary biological and medical thinking, the propulsive force of the blood remains a mystery. If the heart really does not furnish the blood with the total motive force, where is the source of the auxiliary force and what is its nature? The answer to those questions will foster a new level of understanding of the phenomena of life in the biological sciences and enable physicians to rediscover the human being which, all too often, many feel they have lost.
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think outside of the box inclined bed therapy ibt

Inclined Bed Therapy Helps You Think Outside Of The Box

• Are you struggling to sleep on your flat bed?
• Experiencing aches and pains in the night?
• Stomach acid burning your insides?
• Waking up feeling like you have been hit by a truck?
• Noticing a decline in your health?
• Fitness and performance could be better?
• Eyes all puffed up when you look in the mirror?
• Can’t get warm in bed?
• Cold hands and feet?
• Constantly waking to go to toilet?
• Snoring loudly?
• Sinuses blocked up?
• Coughing at night?
• Constipated?
• Poor circulation?
• Infertility issues?

Ever thought it might be your flat bed that is causing all of these problems and more?
Inclined Bed Therapy is where a bed is raised at the head end to afford relief from all of the above.

Bet you didn’t know that Ancient Egyptians slept like this?
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The Trouble with Bed

Sitting for hours helps you push up the flowers

Time spent flat in bed, we should all dread

Hours spent in cars is like flying to Mars

Tight clothes and socks leads to blood clots


Infections spread when we are tucked up in bed

Morning eyes are swollen and sensation is stolen

Blood sugar rises as bed seals diabetics demises

Muscles weaken before we awaken to surprises


The heart beats harder and faster at night

Breathing in bed is laboured and tight

Occasionally stopping giving partners a fright

Cold hands and feet for hours at night


Snoring out warnings that all is not right

Veins become swollen with fluid seeping out

Limbs swell with oedema and ulcers are rife

As we get older bed governs our life


Digestive disorders as food moves more slowly

Toxins build up as kidneys barely function

Bowles compacted with food undigested

Waking up bloated and feeling poorly rested


Insomniacs awareness that beds are not safe

Pressure sores weeping as skin starts to chafe

Sweating profusely our bodies overheat

Depression and memory and thoughts of defeat


Morning or night-time paralysis interrupting our slumber

Trips to the bathroom, too many to number

Balance problems on rising and room spinning round

Why does this happen when we sleep so sound


Yet we are advised by Doctors to take to our bed

Saying the evidence is clear it is all in our head

But sleeping disorders speak volumes instead

That the evidence is clear it is all in our bed!

Andrew K Fletcher 04/09/17
Are you suffering from Flat Bed Syndrome?

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Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) Really is This Simple.

Are you experiencing sleep related problems?

Waking up feeling more tired? Insomnia? Acid reflux disease (GERD)? Restless legs Syndrome? Headaches or migraine? Puffy eyes in the mornings? Back pain? Aching? Cellulite? Frequent urination at night? Feeling cold in bed? Getting too hot at night? Psoriasis? Infertility? Erectile Dysfunction? Sleep apnoea? Snoring? Sinus Problems? Leg ulcers? Varicose veins? DOMS? Morning paralysis? Numbness? Loss of sensation?Frightened of going to bed? Muscular atrophy? Or do you need to enhance your sports performance? Had an injury? Depression? Immune system deficiency? Diarrhoea? Constipation? Loss of bowel or bladder control? Spasm? Sweating in bed? Do you need help getting out of bed?

People with conditions including diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), cerebral palsy (CP), Parkinson's disease (PD), fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Bad circulation,

Does your medical condition generally worsen during the night?

  1.  Ask yourself and your doctor why you feel worse at night.

  2.  Ask your doctor why you sleep on a flat bed.

  3.  Read through the testimonials and make an informed decision!

  4.  Get it up!

Instead of looking for excuses for not trying this. Use whatever is available to you to tilt your bed.
Use books, blocks, bricks or bed / furniture raisers to raise your bed at the head end. Use the IBT Bed Height Chart to determine the correct height for a 5 degree angle.

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inclined bed therapy saves and improves lives
Inclined Bed Therapy is all about improving your health and saving lives and best of all it costs nothing !

When is a bed not just a bed?  Answer: When that bed saves your life !

Read the information and testimonials on this site and decide for yourself whether your bed is a healthy choice or not.

Are you suffering from Flat Bed Syndrome?


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When your bed is first inclined it's going to feel completely different to how you slept before.

Your weight for example is spread differently across the mattress. Your spine will be placed under gentle traction. Hands and feet will feel warmer in bed. Your body temperature will find a new level of warmth. You may feel a tendency to slip down the bed initially but this soon passes.

 You may hear your heart beating in your ears and within 10 minutes becoming barely audible. Your sinuses will most likely drain and you or your partner will probably realise that snoring becomes less of a problem. It will beat 10-12 times less on IBT while you sleep.

 Your body temperature will not dip by 2 degrees around 3.30 am, which is normal (or is it?) on a flat bed. Your breathing will become deeper and more oxygen will enter your blood stream to help restore muscle bone and tissue cells.

 You might find that you visit the bathroom less frequently and on waking your bowel movements become more reliable and regular. If you experience diarrhoea frequently, you may find your stools firming up due to significant changes in your digestive system.

 If you suffer from acid reflux, you will find that IBT prevents it by keeping your food and digestive enzymes in your stomach where they belong. If you are a diabetic, the evidence is clear that sugar / glucose levels fall significantly while sleeping inclined. So please be aware of the need to keep records of changes and consult your Doctor to advise and change medication levels to prevent sugar levels from falling below the safety margins.

 Inclined Bed Therapy, while it is undoubtedly an overnight health fix, it can take up to 4 months to realise significant health improvements are taking place in more serious conditions. We tend to overlook important changes in our health and well-being and focus on niggling aches and pains. This is how our bodies are programmed to keep us safe. How many times have you complained about feeling better?

The first two weeks can prove challenging. This has often been reported as a threshold to cross by many people. And I guess this is the time when IBT is more likely to be rejected and the blocks are removed. But after removing those blocks from under the head end of your bed, you should immediately realise the distinct differences between sleeping flat and inclined and most likely put the blocks back.While reverting back to flat occasionally, usually when staying away from home, is a good experiment to help you determine what is happening to your circulation and body. Continuation and perseverance with IBT is essential to achieve your health and fitness goals.

Its entirely your choice, whether you explore the possibilities with IBT or not. You can either stay with IBT for the long haul where anything is possible. Or you can always revert back to flat bed syndrome.

 If you decide that IBT is for you and your family. Please keep a record on your computer / mobile phone, noting down all observations with a date when first noticed. This will prove immensely important in monitoring your health and when your happy to, please add a testimonial and share your experience.

 Kind regards

 Andrew K Fletcher

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