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Apnea promotes genius (extreme intellectual ability)?

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Mar 4, 2006
It is well known in both aquatic animals and humans that both epinephrine and norepinephrine are massively elevated after extreme dives & breath-holds. Among other things, they are secreted by the adrenals to help you stay conscious and keep you alive when you need it most; yet another reason to avoid sweets to keep your adrenals healthy...

However, I didn't know that norepinephrine affected libido...

Eric Fattah
BC, Canada

I know I certainly feel a lot calmer, more focused, and more able to think after a training session. Eric, Can you tell us how reducing intake of sweets keeps your adrenals healthy. Also can you direct me to some good info on diet for freediving?
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New Member
Jul 23, 2006
Ive noticed my short term memory has declined. Recently ive started doint dynamics about 2 times a week. and now I tell myself to go do something in five minutes and I completely forget. Am I just paranoid or are my brain cells dying?
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