quinta-feira, 28 de julho de 2011 | Autor:

Este homem estava naquele avião que fez um pouso forçado no Rio Hudson, em janeiro de 2009, e conta sua experiência:

Em certo momento, ele fala sobre como ele, de repente, não se assustou com a possibilidade da morte. Embora ele dê a entender que não ficou assim tão sereno, lembrou-me um pouco aquele seu relato sobre quando o avião em que estava quase caiu.

segunda-feira, 6 de junho de 2011 | Autor:

Cut red meat intake and don’t eat ham, say cancer researchers

World Cancer Research Fund advises people to limit consumption of beef, pork and lamb and avoid processed meat

  • Denis Campbell, health correspondent
  • The Guardian, Monday 23 May 2011
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    Eat beef with caution, the World Cancer Research Fund is advising. Photograph: joefoxfoodanddrink/Alamy

    Cancer experts have issued a fresh warning about eating red and processed meat after “the most authoritative report” on the subject blamed them for causing the disease.

    The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is advising people to limit their intake of red meats such as beef, pork and lamb, and to avoid processed meat such as ham and salami altogether. “Convincing evidence” that both types of meat increase the risk of bowel cancer means people should think seriously about reducing how much they eat, it recommends.

    The charity kickstarted a global debate in 2007 when it published a study which identified meat as a risk factor for a number of different forms of cancer.

    WCRF-funded scientists at Imperial College London led by Dr Teresa Norat studied 263 research papers that have come out since then looking at the role of diet, weight and physical activity in bowel cancer. An independent panel of leading cancer experts then reviewed their conclusions. “For red and processed meat, findings of 10 new studies were added to the 14 analysed as part of the 2007 report. The panel confirmed that there is convincing evidence that both red and processed meat increase bowel cancer risk,” said the report .

    “WCRF recommends that people limit consumption to 500g (cooked weight) of red meat a week – roughly the equivalent of five or six medium portions of roast beef, lamb or pork – and avoid processed meat,” it added. About 36,000 Britons a develop bowel cancer every year, and some 16,500 die from it. It is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer.

    About 17,000 cases a year (43%) could be prevented if people ate less meat and more fibre, drank less, maintained a healthy weight and kept active, the WCRF says.

    Its 850-page report, releasedon Monday, is “the most authoritative ever report of bowel cancer risk”, cancer prevention experts claim.Professor Alan Jackson of Southampton University, the chair of the WCRF’s continuous update project expert panel, said: “On meat, the clear message that comes out of our report is that red and processed meat increase risk of bowel cancer and that people who want to reduce their risk should consider cutting down the amount they eat.”

    Growing concern about red and processed meat prompted the government in February to advise consumers for the first time to consider cutting down. That came after the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), experts who advise the government, examined the evidence on the subject. It decided that those meats probably increase the risk of bowel cancer.

    People who eat 90g or more a day should cut down to the UK average of 70g, SACN recommended. It advised having smaller portions or eating those meats less often. A 70g serving could be three slices of ham, a lamb chop or two standard beef burgers.

    WCRF’s review has also firmed up from “probable” to “convincing” its view of the protection against bowel cancer afforded by eating foods containing fibre, such as wholegrains, pulses, fruit and vegetables.

    Milk, garlic and dietary supplements containing calcium also “probably” reduce the risk, the expert panel concluded.

    But farmers’ leaders denounced the WCRF’s new report and accused it of deliberately choosing the first day of National Vegetarian Week to publish it in order to maximise publicity for conclusions which the charity first reached years ago.

    Chris Lamb, a spokesman for BPEX and EBLEX, which represents England’s pig, beef and lamb farmers, said: “Average consumption has been in or around 500g a week for a few years. The vast majority of consumers aren’t exceeding this and don’t have to worry about [this]”, he said.

    The risks identified by the WCRF were unchanged, he stressed.

    Lamb argued it was unfair for the WCRF to highlight meat as a contributory cause of bowel cancer when the main risk was to people who are generally unhealthy, for example by consuming too much food, alcohol or fizzy drink.

    “They aren’t assisting consumers. Consumers eat and enjoy meat as part of a balanced diet, and meat plays a valuable part in that balanced diet”, said Lamb. “If you eat or drink anything in excess it’s a danger. Therefore, if you can pick on meat in order to get headlines, then you aren’t actually helping consumers.”

    Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, said red meat can form part of a healthy, balanced diet. “It is a good source of protein and vitamins and minerals, such as iron, selenium, zinc and B vitamins,” she said, “but people who eat a lot of red and processed meat should consider cutting down. The occasional steak or extra few slices of lamb is fine but regularly eating a lot could increase your risk of bowel cancer.”

    Bowel Cancer UK chief executive Deborah Alsina said: “The report significantly adds to the available evidence into the increased risk of bowel cancer from eating too much red and processed meat; and strengthens the evidence of how eating food with fibre in it protects people against the disease.

    Hazel Nunn, a senior health information officer at Cancer Research UK, said: “With barbeque season just round the corner, this is a timely reminder that how much alcohol you drink, how active you are, your weight, and how much red and processed meat and fibre you eat can all have a bearing on your risk of bowel cancer.”

    • Growing numbers of lung cancer patients are having life-saving operations thanks to advances in surgical techniques. The proportion of patients with the disease who undergo surgery has risen from one in 11 in 2005 to one in seven last year, according to a study by the NHS Information Centre. Lung cancer kills more people than any other form of cancer.

    sábado, 21 de maio de 2011 | Autor:

    Se não tiver tempo de assistir tudo, assista a partir de 12:30 minutos que é a parte mais interessante.



    sexta-feira, 20 de maio de 2011 | Autor:

    Segue abaixo o link para você baixar o vídeo sobre as havaianas. Basta entrar no link e fazer o download.  Beijinhos. Vivi


    Assista o início do documentário, em que várias celebridades do mundo do marketing, da publicidade e empresarial expõem sua opinião de que as Havaianas, obviamente, são sandálias e não chinelos. Há mais de dez anos venho dizendo isso no meu livro Método de Boas Maneiras. DeRose.

    segunda-feira, 4 de abril de 2011 | Autor:

    Author: Gustavo Cardoso

    When you are in the practice room facing your DeRose Method instructor you probably do not realize the amount of time and effort they have invested to arrive where they are now.

    They all started exactly like you, sitting in the practice room, enjoying what they were doing. In my case, when I was a student I could not think of anything but the next class with my instructor Prof. Leticia Ziebell, today living in Portugal.

    When I decided to become an instructor the training was less formal than it is today. More akin to that of the Indian monasteries, where all the knowledge comes from the Master and it is up to the disciple to accept it or not. In the Indian vision of the discipleship, if the disciple does not agree with what is being taught he is entitled to leave, but never to question, ask why, or refuse to do what the Master has prescribed.

    Today, in order for a candidate to start their training they must pass an examination in front of a jury of three members. If they are approved at this stage, they will carry on to take a test on general knowledge.

    Having passed this, the first stage of the training involves extensive reading covering subjects such as philosophy, asana, pránáyáma, history and the genealogy of the million year old philosophy that constitutes the Method. In this stage the instructor must write essays about various subjects as well as produce a final thesis on a topic of their choice that is, of course, related to our philosophy and coherent with its roots. This is just the theoretical side!

    At the same time the instructor must be working on the physical and practical aspects of the training. They must create their own three to five minute choreography, respecting a series of technical facets such as didactic angles and the execution of the exercises among many others. The instructor must memorise the name of over 2000 ásanas, 108 mudrás, 54 breathing exercises, among other techniques, as well as knowing how to execute them all in perfection. Their knowledge of the ásanas for example, is tested through an ásanas draw. The instructor must be able to execute to perfection any of the randomly chosen ásanas.

    In order to become an instructor, the candidate must finally assemble a complete class within exactly twenty minutes filled with theory, eight parts, a choreographic sequence, and the many details it implies, failing to present within this time limit has severe penalty.

    Both the theoretical and practical aspects however are worthless if the candidate does not show that they value and respect the tradition in which the Method is rooted and its vast family, the egregora of the method.

    Such respect is evaluated through the candidates attitudes toward their instructors in various scenarios where they are required to surpass themselves. It is under difficult or even extreme situations that one’s true value is exposed. For this reason, sometimes the teacher must play a role generating stress. A very common phrase we know is, “only when we hit strongly a bell can we see the quality of its metal”.

    Finally, the candidate is examined at one of the Federations of the DeRose Method, by a jury of three more experienced instructors who will evaluate everything the candidate has learned as well as their attitude.

    Our goal is to train the instructor sitting in front of you to have deep philosophical, practical and theoretical knowledge as very few do, after completing an intensive one year training followed by four years under the tutorship of a more experienced DeRose Method instructor.

    In a world that every day brings things forward in an increasingly quicker way, I would not hesitate to state that the instructors trained by this school are oceans away from this tradition. This is why when I sign the authorisation form for any instructors trained by me, I am sure that they will be approved by the examination jury. Their readiness becomes apparent and can be clearly felt during their classes, in a philosophical discussion or even in their behaviour, ethically beyond reproach, since any fault will result in a notice and any repeated fault in irrevocable expulsion.

    For these reasons we are proud of what we do and we do not have reservations when station the following: When you are in the practice room or in the changing room, at the DeRose Method school, you are with the finest professionals you could have before you.

    All the best. Join me next week
    Text originally published at DeRose Method London

    terça-feira, 29 de março de 2011 | Autor:

    Mestre, como vai? Muito bom te reencontrar no fim de semana. Envio abaixo um texto bem interessante, do Hunter S. Thompson – um malucão que, como muitos dos malucões, tinha boas idéias. Me fez pensar, e me lembrei do relato do Prof. Gustavo Cardoso.
    Beijos, e até o sádhana!

    “Security … what does this word mean in relation to life as we know it today? For the most part, it means safety and freedom from worry. It is said to be the end that all men strive for; but is security a utopian goal or is it another word for rut?

    Let us visualize the secure man; and by this term, I mean a man who has settled for financial and personal security for his goal in life. In general, he is a man who has pushed ambition and initiative aside and settled down, so to speak, in a boring, but safe and comfortable rut for the rest of his life. His future is but an extension of his present, and he accepts it as such with a complacent shrug of his shoulders. His ideas and ideals are those of society in general and he is accepted as a respectable, but average and prosaic man. But is he a man? has he any self-respect or pride in himself? How could he, when he has risked nothing and gained nothing? What does he think when he sees his youthful dreams of adventure, accomplishment, travel and romance buried under the cloak of conformity? How does he feel when he realizes that he has barely tasted the meal of life; when he sees the prison he has made for himself in pursuit of the almighty dollar? If he thinks this is all well and good, fine, but think of the tragedy of a man who has sacrificed his freedom on the altar of security, and wishes he could turn back the hands of time. A man is to be pitied who lacked the courage to accept the challenge of freedom and depart from the cushion of security and see life as it is instead of living it second-hand. Life has by-passed this man and he has watched from a secure place, afraid to seek anything better What has he done except to sit and wait for the tomorrow which never comes?

    Turn back the pages of history and see the men who have shaped the destiny of the world. Security was never theirs, but they lived rather than existed. Where would the world be if all men had sought security and not taken risks or gambled with their lives on the chance that, if they won, life would be different and richer? It is from the bystanders (who are in the vast majority) that we receive the propaganda that life is not worth living, that life is drudgery, that the ambitions of youth must he laid aside for a life which is but a painful wait for death. These are the ones who squeeze what excitement they can from life out of the imaginations and experiences of others through books and movies. These are the insignificant and forgotten men who preach conformity because it is all they know. These are the men who dream at night of what could have been, but who wake at dawn to take their places at the now-familiar rut and to merely exist through another day. For them, the romance of life is long dead and they are forced to go through the years on a treadmill, cursing their existence, yet afraid to die because of the unknown which faces them after death. They lacked the only true courage: the kind which enables men to face the unknown regardless of the consequences.

    As an afterthought, it seems hardly proper to write of life without once mentioning happiness; so we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”

    Hunter S. Thompson (1955)

    quinta-feira, 24 de março de 2011 | Autor:

    Caro Mestre,
    Como vai?
    Achei que essa palestra do TED 2011, ministrada por uma grande amiga minha interessaria muito a todos nós. Mostra como aquelas pessoas que “culpam” a evolução e nossos violentos antepassados chimpanzés por muitos comportamentos repreensíveis dos humanos não mais têm esse argumento! Vale a pena dar uma olhada – é sobre a sociedade pacífica, matriarcal, sensorial, desrepressora e brincalhona dos nossos queridos bonobos, nossos parentes mais próximos junto com os chimpanzés.


    Um beijo grande e todo meu carinho!
    Juliana (Unidade Granja Viana)