Mind-Body-Spirit Newsletter – 15 Nov 2023

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What constitutes ​human intelligence​ and how is it similar or different from trendy competing forms, i.e., artificial intelligence (AI)? We should seek to have a deeper understanding of what makes us unique and human, and understand what can and cannot be replicated by AI:

  • Human intelligence can be envisioned as a three-dimensional model comprised of human ​cognitive ability​ on one-axis, problem-solving skills on another, and critical thinking skills on the last axis.
  • But humans and our type of intelligence is unique. We have something AI algorithms do not have, that is the gift of Creativity, Emotion, and Consciousness. Our unique form of intelligence benefits from these attributes.
  • There are various schools of thought Re Human Intelligence. There is an open debate amongst psychologists between a theory of one General Intelligence (g) versus others who believe that human intelligence is multi-factor (i.e., Triarchic and Gardner are examples) and not just one general type of intelligence. For all the ​theories of intelligence​ out there, there are counter arguments or criticisms from competing psychologists.

INSPIRATIONAL: “Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.” – Ginni Rometty


Last week we read about the importance of water and hydration. This week we look at a popular form of hydration for people in the tropics which is ​drinking coconut water​.

Here are some useful facts, and some trivia, to know about this delicious form of hydration:

  • Coconut water is rich in electrolytes, potassium and antioxidants which can help reduce blood pressure, reduce the risk of developing heart disease and also keep you hydrated and refreshed after a workout. Its minerals may also contribute to healthier-looking skin.
  • General consumption should be capped at two cups per day, and if used for hydration after exercising, then for every pound of weight lost during exercise, drink 20 ounces of fluid.
  • Note excessive consumption of coconut water can lead to high sodium levels, which may be harmful to those with high blood pressure. One serving of coconut water has around 64 mg of sodium. While sodium is crucial, excessive amounts can be detrimental to your health, especially if you’re trying to lower blood pressure.
  • People with chronic kidney disease should be cautious with coconut water intake due to the risk of hyperkalemia from its high potassium content. A cup of coconut water contains around 600 milligrams of potassium.

INSPIRATIONAL: “Genesis 1:11 says, Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.


Independent of the choice you made in life, or your financial condition, or societal barriers placed on you, recall that you are made in God’s image – something to be celebrated and leveraged.

We all have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us, so:

Use your God-Given Talents at Work & Life:

  • be productive and multiply
  • conquer the Earth and subdue it

Use your God-Given Talents to Serve Others:

  • Peter the Apostle said, “each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others”

Don’t bury your Talents and Gifts.

INSPIRATIONAL: Matthew 25:20-21 says, And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Thank you for reading, I hope you the material and I pray you will be blessed in your personal journey!

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Edgar S. Martinez

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