Voluntary activation of the sympathetic nervous system and attenuation of the innate immune response in humans
"Hitherto, both the autonomic nervous system and innate immune system were regarded as systems that cannot be voluntarily influenced. The present study demonstrates that, through practicing techniques learned in a short-term training program, the sympathetic nervous system and immune system can indeed be voluntarily influenced. Healthy volunteers practicing the learned techniques exhibited profound increases in the release of epinephrine, which in turn led to increased production of anti-inflammatory mediators and subsequent dampening of the proinflammatory cytokine response elicited by intravenous administration of bacterial endotoxin."
James Landreth wrote:
What I would like to do is to come up with a system of raised concrete rainwater tanks that could store water collected off of my buildings.
Does this seem doable? Does anyone have advice or recommendations? I’m hoping to avoid plastic due to leaching and such.
r ranson wrote:I'm thinking of designing a calendar for 2020 and maybe printing a few extra for sale.
I find it very difficult these days to find a functional calendar with big squares and lunar cycles.
There's a lot of little details - like my calendar will go from January 2020 to Jan 2021 inclusive (because doctors are always making appointments for January back in June and we need next year's calendar before this one comes out)
At first, I was just going to do something simple with pictures of the farm and have enough printed for next year's Christmas Gifts, but after talking to a few people, they want the same thing I want in a calendar. So maybe I need to make more?
A. What do you want in a wall calendar?
B. What do you hate in a wall calendar?
C. What about the picture page? Love it? Hate it?
C.i. if you hate it, what would you rather have?
C.ii. If you love it, what is your favourite kind of picture?
D. Would you buy something like this?