Posted by: interwebwords | July 30, 2008

What are Modalities and Why Do I Need to Know About Them?

Now I’ll explain to you now how that exercise works. I didn’t tell you the other day because I didn’t want to influence you in any way. This series of exercises contains important knowledge, and is one of the most important things to learn about communicating on an intimate level.

We all understand the world through our senses and there are three main ways people do it: visual, auditory or kinaesthetic. We call them modalities.

A visual person uses words like Perspective, Looks, See, Observe, Pattern, Clearer, or Vague.

An auditory person uses words like Tell, Talk, Sounds Like, Listen, Ring, or Hear. A kinaesthetic person will tend to use words like Feel, Hurt, Cold, or Comfortable.

Now I want you to look at the words that you wrote down about your home town and about buying a new car.

Which words did you use? If you like, you can tick a box for each word you used in the different modalities to get a snapshot of your preferred modality.

People who use different modalities use different words to express themselves, including the following examples.

Visual: Perspective, Looks, See, Observe, Pattern, Clearer, Vague.

Auditory: Tell, Talk, Sounds like, Listen, Ring, Hear.

Kinaesthetic: Feel, Hurt, Cold, Comfortable.

 

Analyse the last exercise you did and tick one of the boxes below when you’ve used a word that relates to one of the main modalities. That way you’ll get a snapshot of what your preferred modality is.

 

Home Town

Visual □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □
Aural □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □
Kinaesthetic □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □

New Car

Visual □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □
Aural □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □
Kinaesthetic □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □

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Posted by: interwebwords | July 30, 2008

The Completely Natural Chemistry of Love

Okay, let’s get back to the chemistry of love. Are you ready? Good.

Put simply, eating foods that are high in protein, increases the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine in the body. Your body changes protein into the amino acid called tyrosine, which is then made into dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. Serotonin can be decreased by avoiding foods that are high in carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates increase levels of the amino acid called tryptophan in your blood, which precedes the creation of serotonin in the brain. Shortly after eating any carbohydrate food, you can experience considerably increased serotonin levels.
That’s why the recipes in this blog are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, while incorporating ingredients that have known effects for releasing or boosting the body’s love chemicals.

Foods that “feed love” include most fish, shellfish, poultry (with skin removed), lean beef, low-fat cheese, low-fat yogurt, salami, caviar, bean curd, sauerkraut and beans. Also, chicken livers are high in folic acid, which promotes the brain’s production of love chemicals. Seeds and nuts are excellent, particularly pine nuts because they contain an amino acid called L-arginine, which enhances blood flow throughout your body, including the genital area. Eggs also contain small amounts of L-arginine. Chocolate releases the pleasure endorphins, but it also contains phenylethylamine, which is a stimulant associated with love and sexual attraction. The darker the chocolate the better it is. Apples, almonds, avocadoes and cheese also contain phenylethylamine. Tomatoes, avocadoes (the riper the better) and spinach leaves are also good.

Foods to avoid include salmon and other cold-water fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids, which will raise serotonin levels. Bananas contain vitamin B6, which also increases serotonin levels. Particularly avoid high glycemic carbohydrates including sugar, white bread, baked potato, rice, and pasta. Minimise low GI foods including brown rice, whole-grain bread, sourdough bread, and sweet potato. Most fruits and vegetables, including lettuce, raise serotonin levels. The exceptions are tomatoes, avocadoes and spinach leaves.

Posted by: interwebwords | July 29, 2008

The Chemicals that are Associated with Love

Food has always been associated with romantic love and there is a good reason for that. Having a nice meal with someone you’re attracted to is usually a pleasant experience, isn’t it? You are able to become closer and learn more about each other. Eating makes your blood pressure, pulse rate and body temperature all go up, which is exactly the same thing that happens during sex. Eating also increases your dopamine level, but some foods and drinks do it better than others and knowing which ones they are can give you a real advantage.
In other words, food can alter mood.

Communication in the brain is caused by chemical substances passed from one nerve cell to the next. Well, these chemicals, or neurotransmitters, are synthesised in the brain from the food we eat. The good news is that the ones that are the most influential in affecting mood are the same chemicals that are associated with love: dopamine, noradrenalin and serotonin. Your brain creates these chemicals from amino acids, a key ingredient of protein. There are two main amino acids that affect mood: tryptophan and tyrosine. Tyrosine is the main component in dopamine and noradrenaline, while tryptophan is synthesised into serotonin.

The most essential factors responsible for everything we feel, do, and think are the brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. They function in our minds by inhibiting, or activating certain neurons. A lack or excess of any single neurotransmitter usually results in an imbalance in the mental processes that control our bodies.

However, an imbalance can sometimes be a positive thing. Every day, the type and quantity of neurotransmitters in the brain are altered by eating, drinking, thinking, or doing things. This everyday combination of the amount of each neurotransmitter in your system establishes the chemical balance in your brain, which then influences your mood.

Neurotransmitters that have particular importance in terms of falling in love are serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters are known as monoamines. Research has shown that people are most likely to fall in love when they have an imbalance of these neurotransmitters. That is, low serotonin levels coupled with high dopamine and norepinephrine levels. The recipes I mention in this blog are designed to create just such an imbalance.

We’ll pick up the chemistry lesson a little later. First we need to analyse you a little more so you know more about exactly who you are.

Posted by: interwebwords | July 26, 2008

Even More About You

Say you are in the market for a new car. What would it be like? Print this out and write about it, or just jot your answer down on a piece of paper. Again, I have to be a bit mysterious about what this is about, so that I don’t influence your answer.

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Posted by: interwebwords | July 26, 2008

Knowing More About You

Tell us about your home town. Print this out and write about it or do an audio version if you like. It’ll all make sense later. Trust me. If I tell you any more it will influence your response.

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Posted by: interwebwords | July 25, 2008

Sarsarparilla

· For twenty minutes, in 3 litres
of water, boil

30gm sarsarparilla

30gm sassafras

30gm ginseng.

·

· Strain into bowl & add

·

225gm honey

· and allow to cool.

· Add

a pinch of baker’s yeast

· and cover with a clean cloth.

· When bubbles appear, pour into clean bottles and seal or
cork. Refrigerate overnight then serve.

For a non-alcoholic yet equally effective mood changer, try this refreshing drink.

Posted by: interwebwords | July 25, 2008

The Link Between Love and Communication

A true understanding of love begins with the realisation that love is influenced by communication. Love always starts with a conversation, on some level. But to know more about how love works and how you can make someone fall in love with you, it helps to know a little more about yourself. So, just write down a few things about yourself, so you know where you’re coming from.

Just print this out (or maybe memorise the results if you have a photographic memory) and tick the situation that applies to you right now and you’ll begin to get an idea of what your personal goals are and also maybe who it wouldn’t be such a good idea to get to fall in love with you.

Relationship Outcomes

(Not Important) (Very Important)

Are you seeking a loving partner? □ □ □ □ □ □ □

Are you seeking a life partner? □ □ □ □ □ □ □

Are you seeking an ideal partner? □ □ □ □ □ □ □

Enhance a current relationship? □ □ □ □ □ □ □

Seeking variety in relationships? □ □ □ □ □ □ □

Are you in love now? Yes No

What is the one thing in a relationship you must have?

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Posted by: interwebwords | July 24, 2008

Damiana

Interestingly, in terms of stimulating love, it appears to be the inclusion of damiana that has the secondary effect, after the main effect of alcohol, in the true Margarita. My theory is that it is possible to make someone fall in love with you by using a combination of known and documented “triggers”, like generalised excitement or attraction (for example, the Capilano Bridge experiment), as well as a change in mood through cuisine combined with the judicious use of foods that have an established reputation for being aphrodisiacs on some level. By slowly adding all the components, this then can cause a “tipping point” effect, and the beloved “falls” for you.

But please don’t get this technique confused with seduction, which is the practiced appearance of love used to gain sexual favours (to put it oh so politely).

Posted by: interwebwords | July 24, 2008

The True Margarita

This is the recipe for the first Margarita that appeared in Mexico City and Acapulco in the 1940s. Crema de Damiana (or Licore de Damiana) is a liquer that can be obtained (or ordered) at a good bottle shop. It is made from a Mexican shrub called Damiana (turnera aphrodisiaca).

· In a cocktail shaker combine

3 jiggers* tequila

3 jiggers lime juice

2 jiggers Damiana crema.

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· Shake with ice and strain into
salt-rimmed glasses.

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· *1 jigger = 50ml

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Posted by: interwebwords | July 23, 2008

Enhancing the Chemicals of Love

Well Josh’s Bistro is really cooking now so something a little different still yet food related…

Enhancing Love Chemicals through Food

The most essential factors responsible for everything we feel, do, and think are the brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. They function in our minds by inhibiting, or activating certain neurons. A lack or excess of any single neurotransmitter usually results in an imbalance in the mental processes that control our bodies. However, an imbalance can sometimes be a positive thing.
Every day, the type and quantity of neurotransmitters in the brain are altered by eating, drinking, thinking, or doing things. This everyday combination of the amount of each neurotransmitter in your system establishes the chemical balance in your brain, which then influences your mood. Neurotransmitters that are of particular importance in terms of falling in love are serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters are known as monoamines. Research has shown that people are most likely to fall in love when they have an imbalance of these neurotransmitters. That is, low serotonin levels coupled with high dopamine and norepinephrine levels. The recipes in this book are designed to create just such an imbalance. So, if you want to fall in love, or you want someone to fall in love with you, this book will help you do it.
Eating foods that are high in protein increases the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine. Your body changes protein into amino acid tyrosine, which is then made into dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.
Serotonin can be decreased by avoiding foods that are high in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates increase levels of amino acid tryptophan in your blood, which precedes the creation of serotonin in the brain. Shortly after eating any carbohydrate food, you can experience considerably increased serotonin levels.
To put it simply, these recipes are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, while incorporating ingredients that have known effects in releasing or boosting the body’s love chemicals.

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