Monthly Archives: August 2012

Mind And Brain Hacks, Tricks, Tips, Strategies, Techniques, And Methods

I had stated in a previous old post entitled “How To Become Smarter By Using Provigil And Piracetam” the need and desire by me to also look for a solution to improve our minds as well as our body size. For me it was never only about gaining the extra inches in height, it was about becoming a better more improved person. To start towards any self improvement, we start from the mind first.

As stated from the very first verses of the The Twin-Verses (Yamaka-vaggo) found in the Dhammapada, which is supposed to be the oldest and one of the most authentic canons that are attributed to the sermons of the great Gautama Buddha…..

  • All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.
  • All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
Thus one of the keys to our body size problem will be to focus on improving our minds and brain.

I also stated in another old post entitled “A Change In Direction” that the purpose and direction of this website will also be changing as well. Not only will I be focusing on only finding a solution to our height issues, I will also do research in these two areas.

  • Improving and increasing the power and abilities of our brain and mind.
  • Finding amazing, life improving hacks, tricks, tips, strategies, techniques, and methods for the body. 
However, I will never stray away from the main focus on this website which is to accumulate all the information I can find on the endeavor on height increase and place it in one place, this website. The website is not moving away from its true purpose, but only expanding to encompass more of the knowledge in the world and provide a greater degree of value to others.

Perception Is (Almost) Everything

This will be a very short post.

I wanted to remind people that when it comes to something like height, even if we internally are completely comfortable and satisfied with our height, our perception may still mean little to someone else who does care about our views. Their reality and viewpoint is just as strong as yours.

It is true that the idea of perception, i.e. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is indeed true but sometimes I feel that there are many people who take this viewpoint too far. The idea of perception can be taken to the extreme and people can develop an unrealistic view of who they are in the world.

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you believe in something or feel something is good. The external world comes along and proves you wrong and shows you that you can not just use subjective experience as the standard to base everything on.

There are 7 billion other people in the world, all with their own opinions, beliefs, and thoughts. It doesn’t matter whether you believe you are tall or short. When it comes to height, there is a quantified dumber, and the percentile can objectively show whether you are in the upper 50 percentile of humans in height, or the lower 50 percentile.

You can think all you want that you are average or ok in height, but if other people consistently say you are not, maybe it is time to look at yourself objectively and see reality for what it really is.

Just a thought. Bye for now.


Alternative Ways To Regrow And Regenerate Teeth With Video On LIPUS, Jie Chen, And Distraction Osteogenesis

I had posted previously about the use of the Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound , LIPUS technology to increase height and also regrow teeth. For this post, I wanted to write more about other technologies being developed currently that are trying to regrow or regenerate lost or broken teeth.

From resource 1, we learn that a groups of researchers have developed methods to control adult stem cell growth toward generating dental tissue and “real” replacement teeth.

“”The NSU researchers’ approach is to extract stem cells from oral tissue, such as inside a tooth itself, or from bone marrow. After being harvested, the cells are mounted to a polymer scaffold in the shape of the desired tooth. The polymer is the same material used in bioreabsorable sutures, so the scaffold eventually dissolves away. Teeth can be grown separately then inserted into a patient’s mouth or the stem cells can be grown within the mouth reaching a full-sized tooth within a few months. “””

Also from the resource we learn the horrifying statistics of tooth loss

“””The statistics on tooth loss are a bit staggering: 7 out of 10 adults age 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth and a quarter of those aged 65 or older (or about 20 million people) have lost all their permanent teeth. Additionally, side effects from medications can effect oral health, such as changing properties of the saliva that helps fight bacterial growth. And increased tooth loss leads to poor dietary habits even among dentists, according to a recent study, which leads to secondary health effects. Add to this high sugar diets contributing to the obesity epidemic and increasing cases of periodontal disease due to neglect and you can see that the market for tooth replacement is enormous and expected to grow. “””

“””Dentists are at the front line of the increased demand for perfect teeth. A 2009 nationwide survey by NSU revealed that 96% of the dentists polled expected stem cell regeneration to dominate the future of dentistry. Additionally, more than half predicted that the technology would be available within the next decade. “””

Me: There is even an entire blog dedicated to the topic of trying to regrow and regenerate teeth in a natural way.

And that is not all. From resource 2 we learn that it may be possible to get natural replacements someday, thanks to breakthroughs being made at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“””…researchers are inducing lab rats to form new dentin to fill cavities in their choppers. It’s the first step toward the holy grail of dentistry: regrowing teeth. Eventually people may be able to get replacement teeth—even a whole set of 32—made of human dentin and enamel and attached to the jaw with human fibers (rather than the titanium posts used today).

To create those new teeth, researchers are attacking the problem layer by layer, attempting “to copy how nature has done it,” says Anne George, professor of oral biology at UIC. George and her ten-member team of students and scientists are focusing on ways to produce dentin, the part-mineral, part-protein material inside teeth that provides cushioning during chewing. They drill a hole in a rat’s tooth and fill the cavity with a protein that attracts cells that make dentin. “It’s best to get cells to do the work,” she says. “What we are trying to do is see what molecules will help us repair and make new dentin.” George predicts that within five to ten years people will be able to generate their own natural fillings.

On the same floor where George works, Thomas Diekwisch, head of oral biology and orthodontic research at UIC, is growing gums and enamel, the harder-than-bone substance that forms the outer layer of a tooth. It’s made of crystals arrayed in a picket-fence-like structure that “prevents the enamel from splintering while providing sufficient hardness,” he explains.

Diekwisch has already grown frog and cow enamel in lab mice and is also developing ways to attach teeth. He is implanting new teeth in rats—or putting back their old ones—using so-called progenitor cells that can grow into dental tissues, including pulp, dentin, and ligaments, and can even re-form lost tissues. He and his team have already successfully replanted teeth in 35 rodents. Within five years, he expects he will be able to use cells to reattach human teeth, which eventually could end the need for dentures for millions of Americans.”””

Me: From this site HERE you can create a “do it yourself” home remedy to regrow your decaying teeth using just comfrey root and organic eggshells.

From resource 3 we learn that scientists from the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry have developed a new cavity-filling system that they say will not only kill virtually all residual bacteria, but also help the tooth to regrow some of the tissue that was lost to decay.

From the article…

“””The system consists of a primer that is applied to the surface of the drilled-out tooth, an adhesive that is then applied to help the filling bond to the tooth, and the filling material itself. The three substances contain ammonium and silver nanoparticles, plus they have a high pH, all of which have been shown to kill bacteria.

….The filling material itself additionally contains calcium phosphate nanoparticles, which promote the regrowth of tooth minerals. While it isn’t clear if this could ultimately allow the tooth to completely rebuilt itself, it should at least help the drilled section to heal over. Although the longevity of fillings made with the material hasn’t yet been tested, Xu’s team believes that they should last considerably longer than traditional fillings.”””

From resource 4 we have even more researchers also looking for a way to regenerate and regrow teeth.

I am going to post 2 videos about the current technology that is already out there. The first two videos relates the use LIPUS on height increase (i.e. distraction osteogenesis) and teeth regrowth

This last video is from a news report about one of the technology reported in the previous links above.

You Can Get Limb And Leg Lengthening Surgery For Free Living In Belgium

I was searching through the Make Me Taller forums last week when I came across a news link another member had posted which said that a person who had been living in Belgium decided to get the limb and leg lengthening surgery and the cost for him was free!!        Click HERE for discussion.

The other forum members seemed to state that the free surgery is totally possible which for me is very hard to believe.

The forum former admin states…

“”Well, I think that only he would know if this is true Smiley

Certainly, most Western European nations do have a system whereby someone is very small and who can demonstrate some negative impact on their lives can get 5cm of LL from their health service without payment.

But obviously none of us can know whether or not that was the case here.

Someone who is officially considered to be of medically short stature (which someone at 165cm would be) should certainly see their doctor and find out if they qualify for any government assistance with their plans.””

Another forum profile states…..

yeah that’s entirely right.

About that free LL that the guy had, i think thats true. Beside it, the guy showed to me some pictures of the hospital,some  other pictures of the his legs(with the external fixtators ) and similar stuff. So i think he was serious about it.
Anyway, lucky them Smiley.

Me: When another poster likes the idea and hoped that being a resident of the UK< he could also get the British government to pay for his limb lengthening surgery like the guy in Belgium, he was blasted by the site admin over his greed and selfishness. As stated with these words….

WHAT?! So you can afford LL, but you would like British taxpayers, many of whom are struggling to pay their mortgages and their rent to pay for you?

It’s people like you who are destroying the very fabric of British society.

Queen Victoria would turn in her grave if she knew that future generations would be so ready to turn to the public purse to support their lives instead of employing the spirit that lead to the creation of the British Empire in the first place.

The NHS is not a savings bank for people to dip into when they feel like it.

If you can afford LL, then it is your duty to pay for it – do you realise that there are people who are dying of cancer and other treatable conditions and who cannot get treatment because of the stretched resources of the NHS?

In some places the NHS doesn’t even have money for life-saving operations, and you want to get the British people to pay for your vanity so that you can save your money?

The NHS is facing its most serious budget crisis in its history (, and you want us to pay for your LL because you don’t want to use your own money?! That’s just about the most selfish thing that I have EVER heard!!!

Read this story about a surgeon who has pioneered a life-saving heart procedure but who cannot find the budget to employ it, and then dare to come back here and tell me that the NHS should pay for your LL when when you can afford to pay yourself:

You should be ashamed of yourself!

It’s exactly attitudes like yours that are leading to the destruction of the NHS by the very people who should protect it rather than abuse it.

Next time you read in the paper about a child who died because their local health authority couldn’t afford a life-saving operation, just ask yourself why situations like that arise…

Me: In the end of the discussion, a person asked whether the Netherlands have some kind of government assistance program to pay for surgeries for cosmetic reasons like limb lengthening surgery as Belgium does. All I know is that if you want to get limb lengthening surgery for cosmetics in the US or Canada, it is NOT covered by your insurance plan.  



The Effect Of the Paleo Diet On Overall Height

It feels like a lot of the blog I follow these days is in the realm of health and fitness. Nutrition is always a critical element in health and fitness and what seems to be really big these days is the Paleo Diet. I have heard about the Paleo Diet for at least 3 years now and it seems to have gotten into the public awareness. The proponents of the Paleo Diet talk about the benefits of it which includes like increased energy, feeling better and stronger, and being more in touch with one’s body.

So first, what is the Paleo Diet? I take a section from the Wikipedia article on it HERE.

The paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman dietStone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era—a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture. In common usage, such terms as the “Paleolithic diet” also refer to the actual ancestral human diet.

Centered on commonly available modern foods, the “contemporary” Paleolithic diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.

….Paleolithic nutrition is based on the premise that modern humans are genetically adapted to the diet of their Paleolithic ancestors and that human genetics have scarcely changed since the dawn of agriculture, and therefore that an ideal diet for human health and well-being is one that resembles this ancestral diet. Proponents of this diet argue that modern human populations subsisting on traditional diets allegedly similar to those of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers are largely free of diseases of affluence, and that two small prospective studies of the Paleolithic diet in humans have shown some positive health outcomes. Supporters point to several potentially therapeutic nutritional characteristics of allegedly preagricultural diets.

Me: There are of course a lot of controversy and criticism of this “new” diet trend.

This dietary approach is a controversial topic amongst dietitians and anthropologists, and an article on the National Health Service of the United Kingdom Choices website suggests that it may be afad diet. Critics have argued that if hunter-gatherer societies failed to suffer from “diseases of civilization”, this was mostly due to reduced calories in their diet, shorter average lifespans, or a variety of other factors, rather than some special diet composition. Some researchers have taken issue with the accuracy of the diet’s underlying evolutionary logic.

Also disputed are some dietary recommendations and restrictions on the grounds that they provide no health benefits or pose health risks and are not likely to accurately reflect the features of ancient Paleolithic diets.

A 2011 ranking by U.S. News & World Report, involving a panel of 22 experts, ranked the Paleo diet lowest of the 20 diets evaluated based on factors including health, weight-loss and ease of following.These results were repeated in the 2012 survey, where the diet placed 24th out of 24, stating that their experts “took issue with the diet on every measure”. However, one expert involved in the ranking stated that a “true Paleo diet might be a great option: very lean, pure meats, lots of wild plants. The modern approximations… are far from it.” He quickly added that “duplicating such a regimen in modern times would be difficult.”[24]

The ranking assumed a modernized offshoot to the paleo diet in which low-carb is emphasized, this diet specifically containing only 23% carbohydrates. Higher carbohydrate versions of the paleo diet, which allow for significant consumption of root vegetables, were not a part of this ranking. Loren Cordain, a proponent of a low-carbohydrate Paleolithic diet, responded to the U.S. News ranking, stating that their “conclusions are erroneous and misleading” and pointing out that “five studies, four since 2007, have experimentally tested contemporary versions of ancestral human diets and have found them to be superior toMediterranean diets, diabetic diets and typical western diets in regards to weight loss, cardiovascular disease risk factors and risk factors for type 2 diabetes.” The editors of U.S. News replied that their ranking included a review of all five studies which found that all of them were small and/or of short duration.

Me: However I am not going to get into the details of the Paleo diet, only what types of effect does the Paleo Diet have on the person’s growth and height. From my research on the Pelolithic man, we learn that the average height of humans at that time was believed to be around 

From this obviously biased website we learn that the paleolithic male was supposed to be around 177 cm in height with a lifespan of 35.4 years while the paleolithic female had an average height of 166.5 cm in height with a life span of 30 years.

If we analyze the graph on the website, we see that the height of humans in general seemed to have decrease as they moved away from the paleolithic time era to the mesolithic time era. The height average seems to decrease further and further moving into the early neolithic era to the late neolithic era.

From MarksDailyApple.Com the author writes this…

According to one study on remains of early Europeans, prior to 16,000 BC, European males stood 179 cm tall, or 5’10.5″, and females stood 158 cm, or 5’2″. Between 8,000 to 6,600 BC, average heights had dropped to 166 cm for males. Heights fell even further in Neolithic populations, dropping down to 164 cm for males and 150 cm for females, only reaching and surpassing 170 cm at the end of the 19th century.

Another source found that Paleolithic humans living between 30,000 and 9,000 BC ran almost 5’10″, which is close to the average modern American male’s height. After agriculture was fully adopted, male height dropped to 161 cm, or 5’5.4″. Females went from 166.5 cm to 154.3 cm under the same parameters.

We know these changes to height also reflected worsened health, because with shortness came dental pathologies like caries, plaque, and decay, signs of arrested growth indicating instances of severe malnutrition, and skull abnormalities that stem from iron deficiency. People got shorter, sicker, and less healthy. Height wasn’t a cause of poor health, of course, but it was an indicator.

Me: The main point to take away from this article is that it seems to appear that following a paleolithic diet (which is protein based) may result in greater height instead of eating a diet that is more carbohydrate based.

Increase Height And Grow Taller Through DNA Manipulation And Gene Therapy

One of the biggest and most futuristic theories going around about the possible ways to increase our height has been the idea of using gene therapy through dna manipulation to allow for height increase. Here is what I can derive from the technology

The basic idea behind why we stop growing is that the growth plates seal from the human going through the natural process of aging, or senescence. At a certain stage in its physical maturation, somehow estrogen gets activated to start Puberty and after a certain amount of time after puberty starts, estrogen is used to signal again to start closing the growth plates. Well, it turns out the growth plates also go through a sort of senescence where over time in a human’s life, the layer of hyaline cartilage grows thinner and thinner, until one day the plate disappears.

With gene therapy, we can theoretically inject something on or in the bones and get the stem cells inside the medullary cavity to start to differentiate into chondrogenesis.

We can inject stem cells into a human beings in either a certain area and get that area to reverse in its senescence. We can change genes in the adult humans to push their physical maturity back in development to before puberty so that their bones can reverse into cartilage and they can go through another process of growth.

Harald of the Human Growth Research Initiative talks about the possibilities of using gene therapy for height increase HERE.

As for the use of gene therapy on adults it is still hard to get the technology to work correctly to be able to get either the entire body or certain body parts to reverse in aging or change in form and function to allow for height increase.

The big thing will be really for babies, and children. With gene therapy, potential parents who are short can ask a geneticist to change the genes in their future baby to allow them to get the tall genes (through gene exchange and dna splicing) and give them an edge in life from being tall. This type of thing was addressed in the movie Gattaca, and if I was to be realistic, it is a serious thing to consider. If I was to know that my future children was going to be short, I would personally be willing to use genetic engineering to fix them and give them as many extra inches to their height as possible so they will be not be disadvantaged in life.