The Commonly Forgotten History of Ebola

The first case of Ebola was found in 1976. The name of it was given after the Ebola river in the Republic Zaire. That's because The first cases o the disease were found in Sudan and Zaire. The mortality rate of its first impact was 53% from the more than 284 people were infected. The second Ebola virus came from Yambuku, Ebola-Zaire, and zaire. Ebola-Zaire called EBOZ was the one with the highest associated mortality rate. It was known to infect 318 people with its mortality rate at around 88%. Ebola’s natural reservoir was never identified despite the tremendous effort of experienced and dedicated researchers.

Knowing Mor about the Third Strain

The third strain of this disease was Ebola Reston or it is called EBO. It was identified in 1989. It was known when an infected monkey was imported to Reston, Virginia. It came from Mindanao in the Philippines. The difference between this type of Ebola with other types of Ebola is about the hemorrhagic fever. The infected people never developed it. the last strain of it is Ebola Cote d’Ivore or called EBO-CI. It was discovered in 1994. It was found when a female ethologist performing a necropsy on a dead chimpanzee. It came from the Tai Forest in Cote ‘Ivoire. The female ethologist actually contracted this disease to herself during her necropsy.

Ebola’Victim Data

There are three currently known strains of Ebola. They are Ebola Sudan, Ebola Zaire, and Ebola Cote d’ Ivoire. In Ebola Sudan in 1976 and 1979, it killed 172 people from total infected people was 298 people. In Ebola Zaire which came in 6 times, 1976, 1977, 1994, 1995, and 1996 in Mayibout and Booue, Gabon, it killed around 501 people and infected more than 600 people. This is the biggest Ebola epidemic in recorded history. It attacked Yambuku, Tandala, Minkebe and Makokou, Gabon, Kikwit, Maribou Gabon and Booue Gabon. In 1996, it was also transported to Johannesburg, South Africa, where there were 2 cases of it, 1 of which was fatal.

The last is Ebola Cote d’ Ivoire in 1994 and 1995. It was in Tai Forest and Liberia that transported to the Cote d’ Ivoire. Both of them had 1 non-fatally infected. This is the mild spread of Ebola. By knowing the history of this disease, it gives us a much better chance of being able to fight it off for good. It is recommended that you avoid traveling to countries with high infection rates because as we know so far, there is no medication and therapy that can completely cure the Ebola. Therefore, when someone attacked by this disease, they will go to the isolation room and separated from anything. The nurses who treat Ebola patients have to be very careful to not contract the disease for themselves.

Why Vaping will Replace Smoking in the Tobacco industry

Vaping is slowly gaining a ton of momentum and for pretty good reasons. It's healthier, tastier, and you can do it pretty much anywhere. Nicotine vaping first started to gain popularity in the early 2000s and now in 2016 it is one of the quickest growing industries in the world. Let's talk about some of the perks of e-cigarettes as well as why some people still continue to smoke.

Vapor means much less Carcinogens:

When you use an e-cig you are not inhaling any smoke at all. It is pure Nicotine vapor that typically has an extra flavor associated with it as well. This is why vaping is a much healthier alternative than smoking, and even chewing tobacco.  Smoke is extremely toxic to your lungs alone. Combine cigarette carcinogens with the dangerous effects of smoke inhalation and you have 1 dangerous little product wrapped in paper. We don't even need to talk about the dangers of the mouth cancer-causing oral tobacco products. Even Phillip Morris, one of the largest Tobacco companies in the world has recently advised its customers to stop smoking cigarettes and turn to an alternative. Vape juice products tend to have much less of these harmful chemicals so it is widely believed that vaping has a much lower risk of cancer associated with it than the other forms of tobacco use.

Why do people choose to Still Smoke?

Even with vaping being much healthier and more convenient than cigarettes, there are some people who choose to still smoke instead. I think the main reason for this is the fact that Many people are addicted to the act and feeling of smoking itself, rather than the effects caused by nicotine. Many smokers talk about how "vaping just doesn't give them the burn that a cigarette does". Essentially, these smokers seem to have built up a strong psychological dependence on the act cigarettes rather than a Chemical need.
Anyone who's at least 25 years old knows how ruthless the tobacco companies can be when it comes to their marketing campaigns. Although laws have gotten more strict recently, tobacco still remains one of the most heavily advertised products in history. In the 80s and early 90s, it could be hard to go a single day without seeing a tobacco ad either on television, in magazines, in films, or on a huge billboard.
I think this heavy marketing and branding has created some very die-hard loyal tobacco consumers who hate the thought of consuming anything other than their preferred method of tobacco consumption (ie. smoking, chewing, etc.). This works the same way that Apple fanatics will not use any phone other than the iPhone, or how Pepsi drinkers won't have anything to do with Coca-Cola.
The fact of the matter is that brand marketing can creative a strong sense of attraction towards one product or another. It gives users a sense of belonging in a way that becomes ingrained into their personality. As consumers, we need to try and make better decisions about the products that we buy and be more aware of the feelings/emotions that can be caused by advertisements.

A Brief Experience with Nootropics

After some brief experimentation with Nootropics, I decided to make a post describing the results of my trials. I recently tried a nootropic product called Piracetam. This substance is quite well known in the world of smart drugs and is probably the most popular among the different nootropics available. After reading about the memory enhancing properties that Piracetam can provide I decided that it was most likely the best one for me to try. Let's talk about what the effects the drug had on me over the 1 month period that I tested it.

 So after the first couple weeks, I didn't actually feel anything I knew this was quite normal because I've read that it can take up to a month for Piracetam to start working properly. About a week later I started to notice a slight improvement in my vocabulary and the overall flow in my speech. I spent much less time looking for words like I do normally do, and communication just seemed to feel more natural. This wasn't really an effect that I was expecting beforehand, but it was definitely quite pleasant considering I often do struggle to find words when speaking.

 Besides for the improvements in speech, I noticed 1 more effect which was a slight increase in my ability to concentrate on what I'm doing. Normally when I'm working I have to take constant breaks in order to continue on with my work. On Piracetam I found it much easier to work without these little breaks that I normally take. It seemed as if I was more involved with what I was doing and I was more equipped to block out any distracting background noises. Besides for the 2 effects mentioned I did not really notice anything else. I suppose these 2 effects could possibly be Placebo but it certainly did not seem that way to me.

 As for whether or not I'll try Piracetam again, I think I may use it again in the future but I will avoid taking it too frequently as I've heard some negative reports about people using too many smart drugs in a short period of time without any breaks. Next time I may try a different Nootropic as well, such as Aniracetam or Alpha GPC. I forgot to mention that I did take a Choline supplement with the Piracetam as recommended. Apparently, Choline is necessary so that your brain can work overtime without depleting itself of Choline which is a vitamin needed by the brain for proper function. If you choose try any smart drugs make sure you have this supplement or you eat foods high in Choline such as eggs.

 As always, stay healthy and fit and thank you very much for reading!

Why Excercise is a must No Matter What

Although Supplements and herbs can be absolutely amazing and fill some of the holes we have in our body's chemistry, it's still very important that everyone(and I mean everyone) gets proper exercise. Those of you who do exercise regularly probably notice that when you take a break from your normal exercise routine for 3-4 days you just don't feel right. In this article we'll go over the various reasons why exercise is essential to both your mental and physical well-being.

When it comes to happiness and well-being, you just can't trick your body. Our bodies are wired to reward us when we do something that it perceives to be necessary for our survival. One of these things happens to be exercise. Although exercise may not seem necessary now that we have cars, diet pills, and proper shelter, in the earliest days of mankind it most definitely was. Our bodies are just not hard-wired to live in the age of technology. As far as are bodies are concerned, we might as well still be living in the year 50 BC.

What will you gain from exercising?

By not exercising, we are denying ourselves of the extra good-feeling endorphins  and neurotransmitters that are released after a good workout. In fact, exercise can be as powerful as sex and drugs(or even rock and roll), when it comes to getting a feeling of euphoria. Exercise is also known to be essential to our health in many different ways. There's a reason why it is a recommend treatment for some many different mental and physical health issues. It's pretty much the body's second best natural cure next to sleep. Even if you're eating a great diet and taking high quality supplements, you still will not be anywhere near your peak health without some exercise.

So next time you're feeling a bit depressed don't just reach for the bottle of pills or a beer. Instead hit the treadmill or go for a bike ride and see if you're still down in the dumps after that. We all know that finding the motivation to exercise can certainly be difficult. However, the key is to just go out and do it without thinking about it. Once you start exercising it's easy to complete a good workout, but if you sit around and dwell on it then you likely won't end up doing it at all.

The Mind's Reaction to Substances

The human mind and body seem to be designed to be able to adapt very well to the effects of various substances that have effects on them. For example, when someone has been using amphetamines for a consistent period of time(3 or more days in a row), the effects of the drug will inevitably become severely diminished after a certain period of time. This concept is known as 'tolerance', and the fact that it happens is undeniable.

Preventing Tolerance to Substances:

Although we know that tolerance does indeed occur, we do not yet know exactly why it occurs, and if there are any ways we can prevent it. Though there are a few respected theories on why it occurs. When it comes to drugs that affect the mind such as amphetamines, the extended use of these drugs causes the brain to overproduce the neurotransmitters such as
dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. A common theory is that since we need these neurotransmitters to function, the brain is designed to recognize an imbalance, and correct it by releasing less of these neurotransmitters to protect the brain.


It's almost as if we as humans were designed so perfectly that it's nearly impossible to manipulate certain functions of our mind and body through the long-term use of drugs. It seems that our body and mind are designed to balance out any interruptions in the normal balance that it encounters. Because of this, drugs are essentially designed to trick our minds into functioning in a certain way.

It seems that our minds do not react as drastically when it comes to substances that come directly from nature, and aren't made inside a laboratory. If you look at natural plant-based substances such as kava root, this substance seems to maintain its effects even after consistent use. The effects of kava may be slightly diminished, but not nearly as much as the effects of long-term amphetamine use. This topic is something that is widely avoided in the medicine industry in the west. However, I do think that as time goes on, we will start to embrace the benefits of natural remedies more.

Effective Supplements vs Ineffective Supplements

It seems like everyone takes some type of supplement these days. Whether it's a green tea extract that supposedly helps burn fat off effortlessly or just your typical multi-vitamin that is becoming oh-so-common. This brings us to the important question that everyone would like to know, do supplements actually work as good as the manufacturers say they do, and better yet, do they even work at all?


As most of you reading this have probably already realized the amount of bro-science in the health industry is just insane. This is especially true when it comes to supplements and herbs. One person says this supplement is good, another says it's horrible and stay away from it. This can lead us to be extremely confused and unsure about whether or not we should even bother with supplements, to begin with. I mean, after all, they aren't even regulated like our food is. I'm gonna share with you 3 strong principles to use when considering what supplements you should consider buying.

1) Stay away from Really Cheap Products:  I know, buying those super cheap supplements as opposed to the ones with the higher price tags can be so tempting. In theory, this sounds like a good idea, but buying cheap supplements is similar to playing a hand of blackjack. Sometimes you may get lucky and the product was well made, but many other times the product turns out to be complete crap. Good supplements generally are not super inexpensive. A lot goes into making a good product, and this applies to pretty much everything. Many companies have been known to even sell supplements that are completely different from what they say on the bottle. Like I said, this business has very little regulation, so if a company wants to rip you off they will do exactly that.

2) Don't take too many Supplements at once: Taking too many supplements at once can actually cause you more harm than good. Certain supplements do not interact well with others, and sometimes this can lead to unwanted side-effects such as stomach cramps, headaches etc. Figure out exactly which supplements that you feel you need, and stick to those for a while and then you can eventually decide if you think they're working before trying different things.

3) Be Honest about the Effects: If others are claiming to have posotive effects from a product that you seem to be getting nothing out of, do not just keep buying the same product. Certain people's bodys lack certain things, and some supplements will work great for some, while not work at all for others. Try to be honest about the products effects especially when it comes to products to have known and documented effects that cannon be mistaken. For instance, supplements such as kava have documented and noticeable effects. If you were to take a kava supplement and notice absolutely no effects, then chances are the product is cheaply made and doesn't work period for anyone, not just you.

Hopefully this will give you some stronger confidence when choosing which supplements to put into your body. Just remember that anything you put into your body can potentially be harmful to you, and just because someone says something is healthy for you, that doesn't mean it actually is.