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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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New Inclined Bed Therapy Experiment To Determine Effect Of Turning Our Bed Around Cahnging The Polarity Of Our Bed.
Our Experience:

After sleeping on an Inclined Bed with our heads facing East South East using a mobile phone compass app to find the direction of our bed, we decided to turn the bed 180 degrees to face West North West as shown in the two compass images above. It is worth rembering that we have been using Inclined Bed Therapy since 1994, some 20 years now, so changing our polarity could be quite different.
Our first night was indeed very strange. As soon as we lay on our inclined bed, we could determine that it was very different. My wife normally takes at least an hour and sometimes 2 or more hours to fall asleep and is easily woken up.
We also felt very strange, almost drunk with the room swaying as we moved. On getting out of bed in the night, I found myself moving sidwards, almost falling and on waking for several days this continued, almost as if I was drunk.

Now some years ago, I did an experiment placing a powerful magnet under a bottle of water for 48 hours. Then I drank the water and felt the same effects as if being drunk and disorientated. I had to lay down for quite some time before it went away. Clearly polarity is far more important than anyone realises.

1. After changing the direction our bed faces, we sleep better, fall asleep much quicker, my wife now falls asleep within around 15 minutes, some times less. She has had no hot flushes since and does not overheat any more which is fascinating.
I find that I am sleeping on my right side now and given we have a king size bed, I could sleep on either side and yet this side now seems more natural. I also find myself sleeping on my back more

2. We have both been experiencing muscle cramping occasionally, though this is less frequent now and possibly related to lower body temperature.

I remember being told a story about a very noisy baby ward in a hospital, babies were continuously crying and unable to sleep for long. A new matron was given the ward and she immediately turned all of the cribs / cots around and the ward went silent almost instantly. The ward was no longer the noisiest ward in fact it became serene and peaceful. During my last interview on Peoples Internet Radio, I recalled this story and thought about putting it to the test. Simple though it may be, I feel it has unlocked yet another very important area of research.


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Z Naturforsch C. 1987 Sep-Oct;42(9-10):1140-2.

Dependence of a sleeping parameter from the N-S or E-W sleeping direction.

In an earlier study it was shown that an isotonic salt solution within a measuring chamber of a cytopherometer is rotating caused by Lorentz forces, if the magnetic earth field crosses the electric field in the chamber. This may be a model of the ability of certain higher organisms to recognize the direction of the magnetic earth field. The topic of this study was the possible effect of the magnetic earth field in humans. It is shown that the duration of REM latency is influenced by the position of sleepers in N-S or E-W direction: it is shortened in E-W direction (p = 0.02).

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Sep 9; 105(36): 13451–13455. Published online 2008 Aug 25. doi:  10.1073/pnas.0803650105 PMCID: PMC2533210 Ecology

Magnetic alignment in grazing and resting cattle and deer


We demonstrate by means of simple, noninvasive methods (analysis of satellite images, field observations, and measuring “deer beds” in snow) that domestic cattle (n = 8,510 in 308 pastures) across the globe, and grazing and resting red and roe deer (n = 2,974 at 241 localities), align their body axes in roughly a north–south direction. Direct observations of roe deer revealed that animals orient their heads northward when grazing or resting. Amazingly, this ubiquitous phenomenon does not seem to have been noticed by herdsmen, ranchers, or hunters. Because wind and light conditions could be excluded as a common denominator determining the body axis orientation, magnetic alignment is the most parsimonious explanation. To test the hypothesis that cattle orient their body axes along the field lines of the Earth's magnetic field, we analyzed the body orientation of cattle from localities with high magnetic declination. Here, magnetic north was a better predictor than geographic north. This study reveals the magnetic alignment in large mammals based on statistically sufficient sample sizes. Our findings open horizons for the study of magnetoreception in general and are of potential significance for applied ethology (husbandry, animal welfare). They challenge neuroscientists and biophysics to explain the proximate mechanisms.

Keywords: grazing behavior, magnetic alignment, magnetoreception, resting behavior, spatial orientation
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