ATRAC Island for Foreign Guests – personal holiday or Youth or adult Camp, Empathic Therapy for ADHD, Digital & other Addictions

ATRAC Island for Foreign Guests – personal holiday or Youth or adult Camp, Empathic Therapy for ADHD, Digital & other Addictions, Chronic Fatigue syndrome of the young

You can make use of ATRAC Activities…

  1. Join Team activity designed to Treat ADHD & Digital Addiction with Empathic Learning Therapy
  2. Similarly ELT can treat – Internet Addiction Disorder, PTSD, Depression
  3. Treat Alcohol Rehab & other addictions (Pornography, Gambling)
  4. Youth camp, youth groups, Leadership groups for bonding
  5. Recreation

ATRAC Resort Island is set in a spacious 6 hectare (10 acres) campus within 15 min of Colombo International Airport. We arrange pick up & drop back in our ATRAC Bus. ATRAC is also known as Buonovista – Good Vision. It has 3 acres of Pristine mangrove jungle untouched since creation. A jungle trek with fauna flora – birds flying off is quite an experience. ATRAC is only 15 min walk from the famous North Colombo beaches with swimming pool in 5 min. daily or twice daily dips are possible. White sandy clean beaches are the trade mark of the hotels. But you have it for our resort rates.

ATRAC is bordered by the backwaters of the famous Negambo Lagoon, Kayaking, Canoe, Barrel boats, white water rafting are all at your door step. It’s an angler’s delight where you can pick up 2 foot lagoon fish right on our property.

Why the name ATRAC = Adventure Trails Reboot At Campsite. It’s equipped with a fully fledged low rope challenge course, Zip line, Mangrove Jungle trek, Waterside Cabana, Kayaking, Camping, Jungle side BBQ, A/C Rooms, A/C Seminar facility for 30 people.  We do Asian, Sri Lankan & Western Cuisine.

Famed Mutturajawela Nature reserve is accessible by boat & Hamilton Canal which is a part of Marco Polo’s original Silk Routes runs in front of our campsite.

We invite you to bring a youth group & participate with our Church Youth in challenge course activities but conduct your own spiritual sessions. We offer competitive rates even after airfare is considered.

A visit to our Empathic Learning Centre for Digitalised youth presenting as ADHD will be an added learning experience to watch & Learn how ELC therapies engage these youth unhealed or made worse by drugs. Digital overstimulation keeps kids & youth in a dopamine overdrive. Their thrill has accumulated in the brain with no other expression or outlet besides anger & violent behaviour. We have an excellent low rope course for small & whole body motor coordination – fingers, eye, hands, arms, feet – moving together in team action rather than selfie séances before the screen.

Of course you can pay extra & hire services of agencies to reach other tourist spots in Sri Lanka. Cost per head per day is 70 USD for twin sharing with 3 meals included. Half cost for children under 12 yrs. Triple sharing will be 50 USD per person per day – 3 meals provided.

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Demythologizing Statin Therapy

 “We must be our own health advocate. Take control of your health. Find what works for you”

  1. Cholesterol is required by almost every cell in our bodies. It is so vital we are able to manufacture it. Cholesterol is made by your liver, brain and almost every cell in your body.
  2. Cholesterol is the structure which is the base of all our sex hormones, bile acid and Vitamin D are made from. Cholesterol maintains cell walls, allows cellular communication and transportation of substances.
  3. Cholesterol is a poor predictor of heart disease. Half of those with heart disease have ‘normal’ cholesterol levels. Half of those with ‘high’ cholesterol levels have healthy hearts. Most heart attack victims have cholesterol within the “normal” range.
  4. It is the carrier of cholesterol (the lipoproteins LDL and HDL) which give a clearer picture of heart health. The concept of “Good” cholesterol HDL and “Bad” cholesterol LDL are outdated. We need to look at our particle sizes and patterns. Type A LDL are large fluffy particles that “looks like a cotton ball and does as much damage”. Type B is small, hard, dense one which becomes oxidised and angry, sticking to the endothelium and creating inflammation. So you really need to know your particle size and how many of Type A or Type B you have. Knowing your total LDL is not very helpful, to say the least.
  5. Eating more good fat raises your level of Type A fluffy particles, eating more sugar raises the Type B angry little particles, which really causes the damage.
  6. How do you get higher levels of angry, sticky, heavy, dense LDL particles? Glycation. This occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood, yet again pointing to sugar being the ‘bad boy’. Sugar and carbs are far more detrimental to our health than fat.
  7. Sugar causes inflammation. Sugar raises insulin which raises blood pressure, appetite, triglycerides and Type B LDL. Sugar in the blood attaches to proteins and causes AGE’s (advanced glycation end products). Insulin resistance causes high blood pressure by narrowing artery walls and communicating with the kidneys to hold on to more water to dilute the high sugar levels in the bloodstream.
  8. Sugar causes high triglycerides, which is by far  the biggest danger sign for heart disease. Lower your sugar, lowers insulin, lowers triglycerides, lowers your risk.
  9. Cholesterol is only a problem when it is oxidised (damaged). Once it is damaged, it sticks to the lining (endothelium) of our blood vessels and starts the process of inflammation. “Cholesterol cannot accumulate in arteries without inflammation.”
  10. Inflammation is the true cause of heart disease. And what causes inflammation? You guessed it, high carb diet, high insulin levels, processed foods, stress, smoking, alcohol.
  11. Low cholesterol is not healthy. Low cholesterol is linked with depression, aggression, Alzheimer’s, suicidal thoughts to name a few. Cholesterol is required to make brain cells. You need cholesterol for memory and cognitive function. Read Lipitor – Thief of a Memory, written by a former astronaut who lost his memory after taking a statin to lower his cholesterol.
  12. Cholesterol aids the body in fighting infection. When there is an infection present in the body, HDL goes down because it is used to fight the toxins, and this may be one of the reasons why cholesterol is found at the site of inflammation. But this is not to say that cholesterol is to blame for the inflammation, in fact it could be the opposite, it is present to calm the inflammation.
  13. Omega 3 fats are anti-inflammatory, Omega 6 fats cause inflammation. It’s the balance we must get right. Avoid Omega 6 fats ( vegetable oils such as canola oil, soy oil), and increase our Omega 3 fats – walnuts, flaxseeds, macadamia nuts, wild fish, grass fed meat.
  14. The benefits of statins have been grossly exaggerated, the side effects have been underreported. There is great debate going on with the statin lobbyists, and pharmaceutical companies to release their figures. There are class actions taking place in America against the statin drug companies, stating they knowingly have underreported side effects such as muscle damage, memory loss and diabetes. There is also research into the fact that statins reduce Co-enzyme Q10, an enzyme required by every mitochondria for energy transfer, causing muscle pain and damage (and what is the most important muscle in your body – ah that would be your heart), may actually contribute to heart disease!!!
  15. Statins should never be prescribed for the elderly, most women and only in middle aged men with a history of proven coronary heart disease. Statins are a multi billion dollar industry, who are now encouraging treating patents with lower “normal” ranges, so to include more of the population. They lobby the notion that reducing cholesterol promotes good health, especially to Health Insurance Companies.
  16. The biggest side effects of statins are memory loss, muscle damage, diabetes, loss of energy and low immunity. Statins reduce hormone production, bile production and Vitamin D.
  17. Don’t go low fat and wholegrain. You will not be doing your heart any favours. Eat low cab, high fat, unprocessed, real food.
  18. The bad science that got us into this mess of believing that fat causes heart disease, have all been proven to be inaccurate and flawed. The main two are Ancel Keys Seven Countries Study, and the China Study.
  19. A low fat diet has been shown to be worse for our health in almost every way. Going low carb high fat leads to better health outcomes and disease prevention.
  20. Well meaning researchers wanted to cure the population of heart disease, only they jumped in too fast. They started writing food guidelines before all the research had been done, and done well. They jumped the gun. And now the notion that fat makes you fat, eating cholesterol raises your cholesterol are ingrained in our beliefs and seem logical and true. But nothing could be further from the truth. It is this simple concept of  “fat makes you fat, and eating cholesterol raises your cholesterol” actually requires a lot of science and understanding to de-bunk it, and therein lies the problem. To prove a simple theory wrong, you have to have a great understanding to truly believe what is counterintuitive.

“Dietary factors and therapeutic lifestyle changes have no side effects.They should be considered the first line of defence in preventative cardiology”

Still worried?

  • Is your cholesterol actually high? What are your LDL particle size and pattern? What about your triglycerides?
  • Does the risk of taking a statin outweigh the risk of having a heart attack.
  • Eat low carb, high fat and see your weight drop, insulin resistance reversed, HDL and Type A LDL improve and triglycerides fall.
  • Cholesterol treatment and advice has not changed over the past few decades, whereas science has. The message is not getting out there because of the strong statin lobbyists, huge financial gains and rewards but the pharmaceutical industry, and research grants still available. Research is showing that cholesterol is not what we once thought it was, but it is not appearing in the clinical setting.
  • What is your CRP reading (C-Reactive Protein is a marker for inflammation, which we know is the true cause of heart disease and all other major disease).

5 Healthy Heart Factors

  1. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink alcohol to excess.
  2. Exercise moderately.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight.
  4. Eat whole, unprocessed foods, with plenty of omega 3 fats and fibre.
  5. Manage stress.

But where is cholesterol mentioned here? It’s not, because it is of little real value. The best indicators for long life are high HDL, low triglycerides and low fasting insulin levels.

Stress contributes to almost every disease know. It affects our ability to recover, our immunity, inflammation, blood pressure, overproduction of platelets (which start blood clots which block arteries) and adrenal depletion. How you deal with stress and cope with stress is vital to your health and well being.

 

Caesarean Risk to Mom

Risks and Complications for the Mom

Take into account that most of the following risks are associated with any type of abdominal surgery.

  • Infection: Infection can occur at the incision site, in the uterus and in other pelvic organs such as the bladder.
  • Hemorrhage or increased blood loss: There is more blood loss in a cesarean delivery than with a vaginal delivery. This can lead to anemia or a blood transfusion (1 to 6 women per 100 require a blood transfusion1).
  • Injury to organs: Possible injury to organs such as the bowel or bladder (2 per 1002).
  • Adhesions: Scar tissue may form inside the pelvic region causing blockage and pain. Adhesions can also lead to future pregnancy complications such as placenta previa or placental abruption3.
  • Extended hospital stay: After a cesarean, the normal stay in the hospital is 3-5 days after the birth, if there are no complications.
  • Extended recovery time: The amount of time needed for recovery after a cesarean can range from weeks to months. Extended recovery can have an impact on bonding time with your baby (1 in 14 report incisional pain six months or more after surgery4).
  • Reactions to medications: There can be a negative reaction to the anesthesia given during a cesarean or negative reaction to pain medication given after the procedure.
  • Risk of additional surgeries: Includes possible hysterectomy, bladder repair or another cesarean.
  • Maternal mortality: The maternal mortality rate for a cesarean is higher than with a vaginal birth.
  • Emotional reactions: Some women who have had a cesarean report feeling negatively about their birth experience and may have trouble with initial bonding with their baby5.

Risks and Complications for the Baby

  • Premature birth: If gestational age was not calculated correctly, a baby delivered by cesarean could be delivered too early and have low birth weight6.
  • Breathing problems: When delivered by cesarean, a baby is more likely to have breathing and respiratory problems. Some studies show the existence of greater need for assistance with breathing and immediate care after a cesarean than with a vaginal delivery7.
  • Low APGAR scores: Low APGAR scores can be the result of anesthesia, fetal distress before the delivery or lack of stimulation during delivery (Vaginal birth provides natural stimulation to the baby while in the birth canal). Babies born by cesarean are 50% more likely to have lower APGAR scores than those born vaginally8.
  • Fetal injury: Very rarely, the baby may be nicked or cut during the incision (on average, 1 or 2 babies per 100 will be cut during the surgery9).

 

Caesaren Risk to Baby

The Risks Of C-Section For A Baby If it’s important for you to be informed about both the risks and benefits of c-section birth, below are the 9 most common risks of c-section (elective or emergency) for a baby:

#1: Fetal Lacerations There’s about a 1.5% chance that your baby will be cut with the surgeon’s knife during the procedure. Risk factors that increase the chances of laceration during c-section include: Ruptured membranes before c-section A previous low transverse uterine incision Active labour Emergency c-section (non-elective) Surgeon’s lack of experience

#2: Prematurity Elective c-sections create a greater risk of your baby being born prematurely. Estimated due dates are based on ultrasounds, and the woman’s menstrual cycle can be wrong – up to two weeks earlier or later than the EDD. A baby born between the 34th and 36th week of pregnancy is considered late-preterm. In the US almost 75% of all preterm births and 8% of total births are late-preterm. This means a baby can be born at 38 weeks but is actually 36 weeks gestation. Being born even a week early can increase the risk of complications babies are likely to experience, despite being of similar size and weight to full term babies. What Are The Risks Of C-Section For A Baby?

#3: Respiratory Problems Babies who are born via c-section before 39 weeks are more likely to suffer from respiratory distress syndrome than babies born vaginally at the same gestation. The last few weeks in the uterus are vital for the development of lung surfactant. Being born before term significantly affects the levels of this important substance that helps babies to breathe when they are born. Respiratory distress syndrome is a serious medical condition that requires treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

#4: Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Persistent pulmonary hypertension is 4 times higher for babies born by elective c-section than for babies born vaginally. Babies who are born prematurely are also at increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension. When babies are born, the blood vessels in their lungs relax to allow blood to flow through them in the first moments after birth. This allows the blood to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen. If this does not happen and the blood vessels will not relax, it increases the baby’s blood pressure (hypertension). Babies with persistent pulmonary hypertension have low blood oxygen levels and can suffer from brain and organ damage.

#5: Wet Lung While babies are in the uterus, their lungs are filled with fluid. During labour, the contractions press and squeeze the baby, which helps to expel the fluid. Babies born by elective c-section are more likely to develop transient tachypnea, commonly known as ‘wet lung’, where the fluid has not been expelled naturally during labour. Wet lung is characterised by fast, laboured breathing during the first few days of life. Babies with this condition usually require oxygen; they also need IV fluids, due to not being able to feed effectively, and most likely preventative antibiotics in case of infection. Some babies experience longer term problems, lasting a week or so.

#6: Infant Death Following a planned or elective c-section, there is an increased risk of a baby dying. A study in 2006 found babies of mothers who had a planned c-section were almost three times more likely to die in the first month after birth than babies born vaginally. #7: Immediate Health After birth, babies are assessed at 1 and 5 minutes, and given a score on the APGAR Test. This score provides information about newborn health and wellbeing. The 1 minute APGAR assessment provides information about the baby’s physical health, and helps care providers to determine if medical treatment will be required immediately, or in the future. The 5 minute assessment measures how the baby has responded to previous resuscitation attempts, if they have been needed. Low APGAR scores can be due to anaesthetic, fetal distress before the birth, or if babies are not stimulated in the way they would have been if born vaginally. Babies born by c-section generally score lower on the APGAR test than those born vaginally. #8: Long Term Health Research is showing there is a big link between birth method and a child’s future health. Babies born by c-section are not exposed to important and beneficial bacteria they would acquire during a vaginal birth. In fact, in babies born by c-section, the levels of harmful bacteria can be quite high. Babies born by c-section have a higher incidence of Type 1 diabetes, obesity, and asthma than babies who are born vaginally. #9: Separation Following Birth Most women who have a c-section have their first glimpse of their baby over a screen, and then wait until tests and checks are done before being able to hold their baby. This separation interferes with bonding and the establishment of breastfeeding and interrupts a host of benefits for mother and baby. Babies born by c-section are more likely to spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) than babies born by vaginal birth. This prolonged separation can be traumatising for both parents and baby; it can extend the negative impact of separation, and create ongoing breastfeeding problems. … C-section might be necessary when vaginal birth is a risk for both mother and baby. However, a c-section can cause significant complications for the baby when performed without a medical need, or due to care provider preference. In order to make a fully informed decision, women need to be aware of the risks to their babies. For women facing serious health problems for themselves or their babies, these risks are probably worth taking. This article aims to provide information so that women can make an informed choice about how to birth their baby, especially if they are inclined to request a c-section for social reasons, or feel pressured into it by their care provider, without fully supporting the decision. If you feel that your healthcare provider is encouraging you to have an unnecessary c-section, you are fully within your rights to request a second opinion. – See more at: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/birth/risks-of-c-section-for-baby/

 

Christian Scientists Who were Pivotal in the Growth of Modern Science

Renaissance

The Age of Newton

  • Isaac Newton (1642–1727) (WOH) Dynamics; Calculus; Gravitation law; Reflecting telescope; Spectrum of light (wrote more about the Bible than science, and emphatically affirmed a Creator. Some have accused him of Arianism, but it’s likely he held to a heterodox form of the Trinity—See Pfizenmaier, T.C., Was Isaac Newton an Arian? Journal of the History of Ideas68(1):57–80, 1997)
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646–1716) Mathematician, co-inventor of calculus
  • John Flamsteed (1646–1719) Greenwich Observatory Founder; Astronomy
  • William Derham (1657–1735) Ecology
  • Cotton Mather (1662–1727) Physician
  • John Harris (1666–1719) Mathematician
  • John Woodward (1665–1728) Paleontology
  • William Whiston (1667–1752) Physics, Geology
  • John Hutchinson (1674–1737) Paleontology
  • Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) Best known as a leading theologian, but also Physics, Meteorology, Immunology
  • Carolus Linnaeus (1707–1778) Taxonomy; Biological classification system
  • Jean Deluc (1727–1817) Geology
  • Richard Kirwan (1733–1812) Mineralogy
  • William Herschel (1738–1822) Galactic astronomy; Uranus (probably believed in an old-earth)
  • James Parkinson (1755–1824) Physician (old-earth compromiser*)
  • John Dalton (1766–1844) Atomic theory; Gas law
  • John Kidd, M.D. (1775–1851) Chemical synthetics (old-earth compromiser*)

Just Before Darwin

  • The 19th Century Scriptural Geologists, by Dr Terry Mortenson
  • Timothy Dwight (1752–1817) Educator
  • William Kirby (1759–1850) Entomologist
  • Jedidiah Morse (1761–1826) Geographer
  • Benjamin Barton (1766–1815) Botanist; Zoologist
  • John Dalton (1766–1844) Father of the Modern Atomic Theory; Chemistry
  • Georges Cuvier (1769–1832) Comparative anatomy, paleontology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Samuel Miller (1770–1840) Clergy
  • Charles Bell (1774–1842) Anatomist
  • John Kidd (1775–1851) Chemistry
  • Humphrey Davy (1778–1829) Thermokinetics; Safety lamp
  • Benjamin Silliman (1779–1864) Mineralogist (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869) Physician; Physiologist
  • Thomas Chalmers (1780–1847) Professor (old-earth compromiser* who invented the gap theory)
  • David Brewster (1781–1868) Optical mineralogy, Kaleidoscope (probably believed in an old-earth)
  • William Buckland (1784–1856) Geologist (old-earth compromiser*)
  • William Prout (1785–1850) Food chemistry (probably believed in an old-earth)
  • Adam Sedgwick (1785–1873) Geology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Michael Faraday (1791–1867) (WOH) Electromagnetism; Field theory, Generator
  • Samuel F.B. Morse (1791–1872) Telegraph
  • John Herschel (1792–1871) Astronomy (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Edward Hitchcock (1793–1864) Geology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • William Whewell (1794–1866) Anemometer (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Joseph Henry (1797–1878) Electric motor; Galvanometer

Just After Darwin

  • Richard Owen (1804–1892) Zoology; Paleontology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Matthew Maury (1806–1873) Oceanography, Hydrography (probably believed in an old-earth*)
  • Louis Agassiz (1807–1873) Glaciology, Ichthyology (old-earth compromiser, polygenist*)
  • Henry Rogers (1808–1866) Geology
  • James Glaisher (1809–1903) Meteorology
  • Philip H. Gosse (1810–1888) Ornithologist; Zoology
  • Sir Henry Rawlinson (1810–1895) Archaeologist
  • James Simpson (1811–1870) Gynecology, Anesthesiology
  • James Dana (1813–1895) Geology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert (1817–1901) Agricultural Chemist
  • James Joule (1818–1889) Thermodynamics
  • Thomas Anderson (1819–1874) Chemist
  • Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819–1900) Astronomy
  • George Stokes (1819–1903) Fluid Mechanics
  • John William Dawson (1820–1899) Geology (probably believed in an old-earth*)
  • Rudolph Virchow (1821–1902) Pathology
  • Gregor Mendel (1822–1884) (WOH) Genetics
  • Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) (WOH) Chemical chirality, Bacteriology, Biochemistry; Sterilization; Immunization
  • Henri Fabre (1823–1915) Entomology of living insects
  • William Thompson, Lord Kelvin (1824–1907) Energetics; Absolute temperatures; Atlantic cable (believed in an older earth than the Bible indicates, but far younger than the evolutionists wanted*)
  • William Huggins (1824–1910) Astral spectrometry
  • Bernhard Riemann (1826–1866) Non-Euclidean geometries
  • Joseph Lister (1827–1912) Antiseptic surgery
  • Balfour Stewart (1828–1887) Ionospheric electricity
  • James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) (WOH) Electrodynamics; Statistical thermodynamics
  • P.G. Tait (1831–1901) Vector analysis
  • John Bell Pettigrew (1834–1908) Anatomist; Physiologist
  • John Strutt, Lord Rayleigh (1842–1919) Similitude; Model Analysis; Inert Gases
  • Sir William Abney (1843–1920) Astronomy
  • Alexander MacAlister (1844–1919) Anatomy
  • A.H. Sayce (1845–1933) Archaeologist
  • John Ambrose Fleming (1849–1945) Electronics; Electron tube; Thermionic valve

The Modern Period

  • Dr Clifford Burdick, Geologist (1919–2005)
  • George Washington Carver (1864–1943) Inventor
  • L. Merson Davies (1890–1960) Geology; Paleontology
  • Douglas Dewar (1875–1957) Ornithologist
  • Howard A. Kelly (1858–1943) Gynecology
  • Paul Lemoine (1878–1940) Geology
  • Dr Frank Marsh, Biology (1899–1992)
  • Dr John Mann, Agriculturist, biological control pioneer
  • Edward H. Maunder (1851–1928) Astronomy
  • William Mitchell Ramsay (1851–1939) Archaeologist
  • William Ramsay (1852–1916) Isotopic chemistry, Element transmutation
  • Charles Stine (1882–1954) Organic Chemist
  • Dr Arthur Rendle-Short (1885–1955) Surgeon
  • Sir Cecil P. G. Wakeley (1892–1979) Surgeon
  • Dr Larry Butler, Biochemist
  • Prof. Verna Wright, Rheumatologist (1928–1998)
  • Arthur E. Wilder-Smith (1915–1995) Three science doctorates; a creation science pioneer