An Orgasm a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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Let me share this highly scientific article with you. Damn good article, you guys better get to work.

In an age when it seems everything we enjoy will either kill you outright or destroy the planet, scientists have finally discovered a pearl amidst all the do’s and don’ts. According to Dr. Oz, having 200 orgasms a year will reduce your physiologic age by six years. In other words, orgasms are not one of life’s pleasures; they actually help you live longer.

 Who knew?

Apparently, researchers at Duke University had an inkling. The 200 orgasms Dr. Oz recommends is based on a study that followed people over time and tracked the amount and quality of sex they had. As a result, they found a correlation between overall health, longevity, and the amount of orgasms people experienced.

Another study following 1,000 people in Britain found those who had two orgasms each week had only half the death rate of others who had sex once a month or less. So the data is in – if you want to have a long and healthy life have lots of really good sex!

 

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.

In addition to adding years to your life, orgasms are good for the mind, body, and soul. Not only are they extremely pleasurable, they have a positive effect on just about every body process, from boosting the immune system to relieving depression. Here are a few more health benefits that come with orgasms:

Tension relief – Orgasms can bring about total relaxation and are a perfect anecdote to the stresses of the day. Physical and mental stress is a proven precursor of many diseases.

Orgasms improve sleep – After orgasm, blood pressure drops and your body is calmed which leads to a relaxed state where sleep can occur. A lack of sleep leads to a host of physical and mental disorders. Sex could be the ultimate natural sleeping pill.

Alleviates depression – Sex releases feel good endorphins as well as other hormones that have a positive effect on mood.

Boosts immunity – Orgasms release DHEA, a powerful chemical that helps keep the immune system optimized. Also, research shows people who have frequent sex have 30% more immunoglobin A, an antibody known to improve the immune system.

Muscle strength – All muscle contractions that occur during orgasm help strengthen those muscles. This is especially true for the uro-genital tract in women. Stronger muscles in the pelvic floor help with incontinence and childbirth.

Ease pain – Sex and orgasm causes the release of oxytocin, a natural opiate that is a powerful analgesic. Both pain from arthritis and headaches can be eased by orgasm.

Increased blood flow – Orgasms pump up blood flow to carry fresh oxygen and nutrients to every cell and organ in your body. This is largely due to the deep breathing and muscle contractions that occur during orgasm. 

May decrease cancer risks – Research is underway to determine if sex can decrease the risk of prostate and other cancers.

Obviously, a great sex life between partners has always been recognized as a catalyst for emotional well-being and the richly satisfying connection between two people. That alone is reason enough to engage in frequent sex with the one you’re committed to. But when you consider the added physical health benefits, even if you fall short of the recommended 200 ‘dosage’, lots of sex and numerous orgasms seems to be just what the doctor ordered.

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Dentists Galore . . . Services Deplore

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Dentists Galore . . . Services Deplore (By Paul Chong)

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Kalamunda is a delightful place up in Perth Hills reflecting its glorious days when it used to be a weekend retreat for folks down in the City. Needless to say, you’ll find a greater number of retirees living up here with every conceivable human conveniences. There are banks, shops, shopping centres, post office, restaurants, bar lounges, lawyers, doctors & of course dentists – all in close proximity & within walking distances.

Dentists are found in every nook & corner whether it’s in Kalamunda, Lesmurdie or Gooseberry Hills. Like the medical doctors, they’re expected to perform a worthwhile dental service in true professionalism. With their numerical spread, one would expect the convenience & choice of excellent dental service.

To begin with, we as patients are much to be blamed when it comes to dental care. Though an essential part of health, we invariably neglect this area of care, especially when it means visiting a dentist. The very thought of the dentist’s drill sends chill down my spine. For that alone, we tend to postpone our dental appointment and seldom maintain our regular visits (at least speaking for myself).

As though it’s not painful enough, more pain is being extracted out of our pockets & wallets. This is because dental service is unregulated and charges & costs can hit the roof without any control. Unlike consulting your personal physician, you can be sure you’ll never be ripped off. But with the dentist, it’s said they make more money than the medical doctors!

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The shocking thing is that in Kalamunda Shire where I have chosen to live for the last twenty odd years, dentists galore . . . but service deplore! Our Government has a scheme in place called EPC (Enhanced Patient Care) for diabetic patients, where dental charges are reimbursed by Medicare. The nursing sister at Stirk Medical Group told me that she wrote to all the dentists seeking their services under the scheme without getting as much as an acknowledgment. But why would they want to come under the scheme with restrictive charges? I have personally sought out some of them myself but to no avail with the exception of one pretty dentist, whose gentle hands & soothing voice release your tightening grip on the dentist’s chair.

Are dentists trained just to make money? With due respect & without prejudice, lots of the dentists are brilliant & bright, but I guess their lights shine along more on the financial path than on the path of care & service to the community at large. Diabetic patients requiring dental care are ever increasing but will be facing increasing deplorable dental service. Really a pathetic state of affair.

There is however one dental practice in Kalamunda, Jan Yeo Dental Surgery, that deserves every praise for the services rendered. Staffed by two very proficient dentists I(both ladies), it’s also staffed by a well qualified dental therapist (complete with a Bachelor of Oral Health), whose gentlest of hands render you a scaling & cleaning service virtually free from pain or uneasiness.

Dental care begins with oral health and here you have it at no. 1 Kalamunda Road, Kalamunda.

Paul Chong

Monday 23 September 2008