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Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


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Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

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Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.

Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried

Lo que leemos en la Biblia tiene que ver con todos los seres humanos, sean cristianos o judíos, ateos o agnósticos, budistas, musulmanes o adherentes a alguna de las filosofías o nuevas religiones que surgen en el mundo. ¿Por qué? Ver mayor información sobre este interesante libro.

A Simple Explanation of the Hering-Breuer Reflex


To grasp even a simple explanation of the Hering-Breuer reflex, you need at least a basic understanding of inhalation, also known as inspiration (breathing in), and of exhalation, which is also called expiration (breathing out). The "impulse" to breath originates in the brain, specifically in areas called the pons and the medulla, which are in the brainstem. To keep things simple, just remember that the brain stimulates a person to breath by sending "messages" to areas of the body involved in the process of breathing. Messages are sent via nerve cells or neurons, which form a highly complex system of communication within the body. Yes, there is much involved with what seems so simple such as taking a breath. The Hering-Breuer reflex is just one essential part of the big picture.

Phrenic Nerves, the Diaphragm, and the Intercostal Muscles

Again, nerves carry information. Motor nerves cause some type of movement. The phrenic nerves are the motor nerves involved in respiration and are found in the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles, which they cause to move. The diaphragm is simply a muscle; it separates the thoracic (chest) cavity from the abdominal cavity. "Intercostal" simply means between the ribs. So, intercostal muscles are muscles that are between the ribs. Again, this understanding is necessary to understand the workings and the importance of the Hering-Breuer reflex.

During inhalation (inspiration), the diaphragm receives the message to contract. Contraction is movement. As it responds, it moves down and flattens, which expands the chest. At the same time, the intercostal muscles lift the ribs and push them outward, helping to expand the chest. This expansion causes the pressure in the lungs to fall below atmospheric pressure, creating what is known as a vacuum. Essentially what happens is the expansion causes air to flow into the lungs and inflate them. It's interestng to learn that were it not for the operation of the Hering-Breuer reflex, the lungs would continue to inflate, even to the point of bursting.

The Hering-Breuer Reflex in Action

Over-expansion of the lungs does not happen because of the Hering-Breuer reflex that God built-in to protect against such damage. As the chest cavity expands during inhalation, natural "watchmen," known as stretch receptors, which are present in the chest wall and in the bronchioles, send signals through what is called the vagus nerve, to the apneustic center. The thing to remember is that these messages inform of the need to stop inhalation, and thus, expansion of the chest to protect the body. This protection is referred to as the Hering-Breuer reflex.

This body is so extremely complex that scientists admit that they do not even fully understand how a single cell works. How then can they fully understand a being that is composed of trillions of various types of cells? To say that processes such as the Hering-Breuer reflex is a result of evolution is to fight against what is right before our eyes, if we can see things with even a little intelligence. Yes, belief in intelligent design is itself the practice of intelligent thinking.

Food for Thought from the Christian Bible

King David, worshipped the Lord for his wisdom that is so high that man cannot fully understand it. It's interesting to note that he made mention of the intelligent design that went into the creation of his body! We read that king David said, "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvellous are thy works..." (KJV, Psalm 139:14).

Let every thing that hath breath, praise the Lord.... (Psalm 150:6).

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