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Posture Makes Perfect: The Missing Link in Health and Fitness: 1 [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Dr Vic Barker , Dr. Vic Barker
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15 Dec 2005
BBC NEWSNIGHT recently described Dr. Vic Barker as "the World's Great Leading Expert on Posture." Dr.Barker advises that you GIVE SOMEONE YOU LOVE, including yourself, A BETTER LIFE. Answers to Back Problems, Osteoarthritis, Blood Circulation, Osteoporosis, Childbirth, Appearance, Postural Obesity, Sexual Problems, Failing Eyesight, Old Age, Sport, Fitness, Cartilage Health Why are so many answers in one book? Because the damge of Bad Posture on almost every branch of medicine has never before been studied, in spite of the fact that Posture is about our framework (skeleton) to which everything is either attachd or inserted. Also because this book destroys the myth that a LIVING thing can WEAR, when only a man-made machine is capable of wearing out. WEAR does not, and cannot occur in living things. In all there are 24 New Concepts in Posture Makes Perfect, for it deals with the one animal, man, that Charles Darwin did not study. Otherwise he might have realised that the fashion which began early in the 17th century of adding heels to footwear, including his own, put evolution into reverse. Heels cause SELF-POLLUTION, and are COUNTER-EVOLUTIONARY. Professor Richard Dawkins has made the same "Counter-Evolutionary"mistake of wearing heels on his footwear. In the Appendix,Electrical Man, the need to recharge the brain is declared, and the probable way this is achieved is detailed, together with the probability that electrical force is used in the division of a cell into two. It is accepted that restriction of blood supply to the brain or heart causes damage. It is claimed that this damaged is due to the reduction of oxygen. But is it due to oxygen lack or electron lack, or both?

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  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Waiwera International Limited; Third edition (15 Dec 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047310184X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0473101848
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 681,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am proud to publish the third edition of this amazing book, containing, as it does,more than 20 new concepts on life, health and our evolution. Most astounding of all is the proof that something living does NOT suffer from Wear. Only a man-made machine does that. The properties of a man-made machine and those of a living machine are diametrically opposite. Try wearing out your biceps! When the medical profession accepts this concept, it will need to change its whole approach to the diseases of modern living, and realise we suffer from SELF-POLLUTION.
Other New Concepts are: Osteoarthritis is a Muscle Imbalance disease, not a joint disease. Osteoarthritis can usually be prevented, and treated successfully without drugs or surgery, except in its later stages. Osteoporosis is a Muscle Imbalance disease. Osteoporosis is reversible. Back problems are usually Muscle Imbalance problems. Your back IS a crane - the best ever designed, which industry should imitate. Four legged posture is more stressful to the back than two-legged Any heel added to footwear, even a wedge heel, distorts all weight-bearing joints. Heels on shoes are doubly injurious to circulation. Raised heels make people shorter. It is possible to stand and walk in shoes that have no heels added to them. Gravity plays no part in the delivery of a baby. The problems of delivery are of posture, and those of breaking a vacuum. Joints need normal jarring, not "low impact". Heels are harmful to eyesight. Bad posture will produce a belly even in a thin person. (Postural Obesity). After the age of 23, heels on footwear spoil a woman's figure and reduce its attractiveness. Evolution has developed a rotation in a man's thighbone, in order to prevent his testicles being squeezed, when he evolved to the upright posture. A woman has a gap at the top of the thighs, which I have called the "Female Triangle". On sitting or squatting female knees go straight forwards. A man's go out sideways. This difference emphasizes the importance of hereditary in homosexuality.
The unit, which causes the contraction of a muscle, is a double solenoid, which works like an electric bell. (Unpublished paper 1969). Its contraction squeezes blood out of the minute blood vessels (capillaries) towards the heart. The bumping of the red blood cells against the walls of the capillaries attaches negative electric ions to the surface of these red cells. Eventually, after passing through the heart, these red blood cells pass along the capillaries of the brain. Here, I believe these electrical charges on the surface of the red blood cells are transmitted, by cells called Astrocytes, to the nerve cells in the brain(neurons) to recharge them. This RECHARGING OF THE BRAIN enables it to repeatedly signal the heart to contract in order to circulate blood; and for muscles to contract again, and so again to produce electrical energy. The energy required for the muscle contraction unit to work comes from our food. If this electrical concept of man is true, there are many practical applications.
In his electro-magnetic hypothesis of how a cell divides in two, he suggests the type of force used to divide the cell. Cancer being the abnormal division of cells, the ramifications for cancer research are obvious. It is also obvious that power lines, transmitters and mobile phones require careful consideration He also explains how fluid might circulate into and out of the muscle unit.
The author maintains that it is Academic Arrogance to neglect, or try to usurp "The Principles of Evolution."
Give this book to someone you love, not only to lengthen life, but also to make it more enjoyable.

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"Imitation is the sincerest of flattery" Charles Caleb Colton 1820

In 1981, when I tried to persuade my first publisher to take on my book, he asked "What is the title?" My response of Posture Makes Perfect was greeted with "Posture, Posture. You can't call it Posture! Nobody has ever heard of Posture, let alone know what it means!" And, at that time, he was right and spoke with authority, for he was rapidly becoming a world expert on fitness. Except for a few articles in Health & Strength in the nineteen thirties and a booklet "Active,Alerted Posture" the subject had been completely neglected.
I persuaded him that bad posture must have major significance in almost every branch of medicine, and because my logic obeyed the exact laws of physics and the principles of evolution, I claimed that it would be the definitive work on Posture. It could not be altered or replaced, but only imitated. So it could go on selling, like Gray's Anatomy, ad infinitum. Now, looking on the web for Posture Makes Perfect, I am delighted with the number of imitators and flatterers and feel justified in claiming to be the "father of
As I disagreed with so much of accepted medical thought, I felt I had to convince him that doctors were capable of "woolly thinking" I told him of how dogs had their hind legs fixed in plaster for three months, in order to produce Osteoarthritis in the hip, for research purposes. Having produced the desired Osteoarthritis in the poor, unfortunate dogs by preventing any possible movement or activity in the joint for three long months, the doctors then claim that Osteoarthritis is due to wear. Could you believe such logic? Complete lack of activity causing "Wear"? Being given the misery of this condition, these animals are deserving of better logical use for their sacrifice! It is not wear that produces the damage. Wear only occurs in man- made machines. It is lack of stimulus, lack of activity, or stimulus not being applied in the way evolution has designed, which does the damage.
I was able to assure him that I needed no animal experiments to explain the devastation that humans experienced from bad posture.
The definition of life is that living things react to stimulus. It would appear, in practice, that if we modify the stimulus, we can modify the reaction we get. This is the essence of all physical training. I first used this principle in the late 1950's to treat hypertension, angina, type 2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and mental illness. But exercise then had a bad name and patient compliance was difficult.
Nowadays, NICE gives its weighty opinion on Clinical Excellence, almost coercing doctors to follow its lead. It concentrates almost exclusively on drug or surgical treatment. By its silence, it could be thought that there is no Clinical Excellence in Exercise Therapy. Yet, the advantages are many. It can and should be very cheap. The doctor can tell whether or not the treatment is being used. It rarely reacts or interferes with other treatments being used. The only likely side effect occurs when attempt is made to improve at a greater speed than the speed the body is capable of producing. It improves the health of the whole body, not just the condition targeted. It may prevent the need for costly and potentially dangerous drugs and surgery. Money saved can be used for drug and surgical treatment, where exercise therapy is considered to be useless or inappropriate.
Surely NICE should embrace Exercise Therapy with enthusiasm and cuddles.
Many patients enjoy exercise therapy, especially when they find that it works. Provided that the therapy is prescribed with as much care, detail and instructions as those for drug therapy, the response is often "Thank goodness you are not giving me pills, doctor!"

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a must read 25 Feb 2009
Posture Makes Perfect: The Missing Link in Health and Fitness: 1

The ideas in this book can be translated in to the real world of everyday health. Without this man's ideas and the instruction in this book, I would, without doubt, be living a life of constant pain and pharmaceutical pain relief. If anyone has suffered lower back problems with a medical diagnosis, they will know, in the majority of cases, the world of medicine and pharmaceuticals at best can only provide temporary relief, with of course all the associated side effects.
I was diagnosed with scoliosis in my teens and I experienced progressively worsening of symptoms. My GP's treatment was pain relief and 'lets see'. As the years went by, I had up to 3 'attacks' per year, where I simply couldn't move for days, and recovery lasting some weeks. The British Scoliosis Society mentions monitoring, bracing of the spine and surgery. These drastic measures can be avoided if the simple lessons are learned from this book and put into practice. The medical profession, driven by evidence based treatments and pressure from large pharmaceutical companies, still ignore the most simplest of treatments - because there is no money to be made!
In my experience, the treatments in this book tend to produce years of pain-free life. The more regular you practice the exercises, the more permanent the cure. As with many things in life all that is needed is effort! In my early 20's I came across Vic and this book. For this and for all my life, I am truly grateful. I haven't needed anti-inflammatory drugs or painkillers in years!
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5.0 out of 5 stars posture makes perfect. 17 July 2009
I agree with a previous reviewer that the treatment of osteoarthritis is the work of an Einstein, but so is the rest of the book. Charles Darwin did not apply his theory to the human species. Vic Barker has done just this, warning of the dire consequencies of ignoring the limits evolution imposes. Posture being about our skeleton into which everything is either inserted or attached it is not surprising that he has found that nearly every branch of medicine is seriously damaged by bad posture. Fortunately, he has provided straightforward ways of preventing, or treating established conditions, in this excellent book. When are doctors and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence [NICE] going to heed Dr. Barker's logic, based so firmly on the Laws of Physics and Engineering?"By Dr A.S Wole
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK MAKES PERFECT SENSE 12 Dec 2008
There are many books out there about improving your life, diet fads, the latest hollywood lifestyle guru self-help books etc. But this volume really does what it says on its' cover. It does make your life perfect if you put into practise all the help contained in it.
Dr Barker obviously knows his subject and I can't believe that the world of medicine has kept his presence secret all these years. His undoubted knowledge and help was a life changing experience when I read this easy to read book.
It contains many excellent illustrations, which, when added to the informative text, can really change your life, once you put into practise all that Dr Barker advocates.
If you really wanted to give someone a gift that will improve their life, or to change your own, than I can heartily recommend this book.
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