Monday, February 19, 2018

This is Why

Because even though I am an old lady, there are still times when I find myself behaving like this.

I suffer from occasional bouts of involuntary toddlerhood.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Practical Zombipathy

Most people think that a shower is to clean your body, but it's actually the best time and place to clean inside your head.
We do need to hydrate our outsides. Our skin dries out too much. It shuts down our epithelial sensory nerves. But it's really important that we clean and hydrate our mucous membranes too. Removing mucous is the absolute best way to deal with our oropharyngeal infections.

How I take a shower


Get in, soak head and warm up.
Put conditioner on scalp. I don't use shampoo, I use an aloe conditioner that removes the excess oil from my hair while not stripping the skin of moisture. I leave it on during this process to sooth my scalp. Whatever you use, it should be mild.

Preliminary swab of mouth. Wet the swab and get the snot off your lips and teeth and tongue. Wipe the roof of the mouth.
(You can Rinse the swab off in the water and use it again and again.)

Then take the saline and rinse the nostrils and sinuses. Tip and shake your head around. Blow out snot. Do it again.
If you do this right, you will taste saltwater drain into your throat when it's clear.

Now wash the body. The aloe conditioner works nice as a body wash, but I usually use castille soap just because I like to use bar soap, not liquid. Whatever you use, it should be gentle, and don't scrub your skin... the whole point of this exercise is to hydrate and repair your epithelium...

While you are washing the movement and mist should loosen more mucous from the nose and throat.
Now it's time to do the real swabbing.
Do another quick pass around the mouth and teeth.
Then concentrate on the areas of predictable pathology. The salivary glands and throat...
The large salivary gland ducts empty into the mouth in two places: from the cheek near the upper molars, and under the tongue. It's important to keep the openings clean, we tend to make more calcium in our saliva and it clogs things up.
The top ones are easy to wipe, just rub the swab on the outside of the upper teeth, clean out that “corner” along the cheek and gums, and continue behind the molars.
The lower ones will make you gag- that's a really good thing though, that motion is the best way to clear any goop stuck in your throat crevices.
I take the swab and place it under the front of my tongue and push it back inside the teeth under one side all the way back to the throat and then pull it out. The first part cleans the duct openings and triggers the gag reflex, the last part catches the goop that is deposited in the throat from the reflex.
Then I repeat on the other side, etc.

By this time, any gunk that may have been down in your lungs will be trying to get out...
Bend over, cough and then swab out the back of your throat while your mouth is pointed down.
Coughing and hacking and spitting are not enough to clear mucous from the lungs- mucous is filamentous and anchors itself where it starts- it will just hang on and slide back down. You have to catch the end of the snot and pull it out like a booger. Luckily, the spongy stuff seems to grab it like velcro, you just have to touch it to the slime. (Sorry for being gross, that's just the most accurate way to describe it...)

Stand up and rinse out your mouth. (and probably gag and cry and blow out more snot.)
Now your head should be soaked, so rinse your hair and body and you're done.

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After shower:

Use saline on a q-tip to remove any debris left in the nostils.

Moisturize skin- I currently use a mixture of aloe gel, olive oil and water on my skin after a shower. I like it a lot. I heal much better. Don't seem to sunburn easily anymore. I also use Gold Bond Diabetics skin cream on really dry spots too. It holds in the moisture real well.

Check for wounds. Treat cuts and scrapes with lidocaine cream. It seems to accelerate healing.

Brush teeth. Most of your mouth should already be clean. Just brush the tooth surfaces, and coat your mouth with olive oil afterwards.

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Most commercial beauty/bathing products are terrible for your skin. They contain chemicals that are cheap and easy to produce, not actually beneficial for health.
I mention a few things, but I have no illusions they will work for everyone. Do some experiments, figure out what works for you.
Avoid sulfates and antibacterial ingredients, they just dry you out.

Mouth Swabs- I tried a number of them, I like these the best.

I use two kinds of saline- Simply Saline comes in a spray can, it shoots a stream of water. It's good for washing sinuses.
I also use a regular spray mist bottle with NeilMed solution. It sprays the nostrils better.
Saline should not contain benzalkonium chloride. It shuts down the immune response. I find the ones with baking soda in them to be quite soothing.

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My problem with bathing seems to be getting in the shower in the first place.
I have found that if I make myself a hot steamy washcloth and clean my face and hands, it is much easier to get motivated. It breaks the magic spell of dehydration or something.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Every Fucking Day Anymore

Yeah, when young men become erratic and obsessive and vengeful- they need to be sent to a competent dentist.
Not be kicked out of school... and left to roam the streets and accumulate weapons...

EVERYONE knew that kid was sick. NOBODY knew what to do about it.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Correlation Games

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's
A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline.

Healthy mitochondria could stop Alzheimer's


Hmmmm.   What could possibly affect sugar metabolism and mitochondrial function?
Chronic immune response to bacterial infection and the antibiotics used to treat them...

Boss Baby

One of the more notable recurring bits in the ongoing shitshow:
The Predator in Chief doesn't actually have the balls to say "You're Fired!".

He demands that one of his employees to do the dirty deed.   Every time.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

For the Record

I passed the cognitive test he took too.
It was pretty freakin simple.
It clearly means nothing.  I'm totally mentally unfit to be the president.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Golden Ticket

McCarthy had one of his staff buy Starbursts and pick out the red and pink ones, which were placed in a jar bearing the name of the majority leader on the side and delivered to the president. A White House official told The Washington Post that Trump was grinning upon receipt of the gift.

These people understand his pathology.   Have found his Pavlovian trigger.
He's a dry drunk.   Alters his mind and poisons his liver with fructose instead.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Just Saying

If I'm gonna be incinerated, I would like enough warning time to cook a pot of pasta first.
I want to die with the taste of penne with cream and parmesan in my brainstem.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

So glad to be alive today

Glad there were no missile attacks. Glad the internet is still available.  Because I waited my entire life to read this-


Newborn immune activation may have long-term negative impact on brain function
McLean Hospital neuroscientists have found that even a brief episode of immune system activation within days of birth can cause persistent changes in sleep patterns concurrent with increases in epilepsy-like brain activity -- a combination of symptoms common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental conditions. The detailed findings are available in the January 12, 2018, issue of Neuropsychopharmacology."A growing body of evidence suggests that immune system activation, such as that caused by bacterial and viral infections, can play important roles in many brain disorders," explained William Carlezon, PhD, chief of the Division of Basic Neuroscience at McLean Hospital, and senior author of the paper. "While previous research in laboratory animals has established that immune activation during critical prenatal (before birth) developmental periods can later produce the core features of ASD, including decreased social interaction, aberrant communication, and increased repetitive behavior, we wanted to evaluate whether postnatal (during infancy) immune activation could also produce other symptom clusters that are often seen in ASD and related conditions."
In humans, ASD is also frequently associated with certain co-occurring medical conditions, such as sleep disorders and seizures. To determine whether early postnatal immune system activation can produce these types of effects, McLean researchers treated mice with a lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a chemical that simulates a bacterial infection and causes a temporary (1-3 day) activation of the immune system. The LPS was given at a time point in mice (9 days after birth) that approximates the stage of brain development in humans at birth after full-term pregnancy. The mice were then implanted with micro-transmitters that enabled the researchers to collect an uninterrupted stream of data on sleep, muscle movement, and activity levels. Data collection continued through 12 weeks of age, a time point considered to represent adulthood in mice.
Carlezon, who is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and his team discovered that temporary immune system activation shortly after birth produced two main findings in the adult mice. First, immune-activated mice spent more time in slow-wave sleep, a sleep phase often associated with systemic inflammation. Second, the mice also showed dramatic increases in brief (lasting 2-3 seconds) bouts of abnormal brain wave activity. These events had the hallmark characteristics of spike-wave discharges (SWDs), a type of epilepsy-like brain activity that is not accompanied by full-body seizures. Although the SWDs occurred throughout the day, they were much more prevalent during periods when the mice were sleeping. When they occurred during wakefulness, they were accompanied by complete behavioral arrest -- a period of no movement throughout the body -- and immediately followed by recovery of normal brain activity and movement. Collectively, these findings demonstrate that even a brief period of immune system activation during critical periods of early development can leave a long-term signature upon the brain.
Um yeah, been there, done that.
Geez Louise, oh me oh my...

Monday, January 8, 2018

See the Pathology

See the microbes that control his head.

Looks like his entire salivary system on that side is infected now.
It's more noticeable in the video.





Sunday, January 7, 2018

Very Stable Genius

Jumps through the mirror and becomes a human keleidoscope:

"Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. So will I!"

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Next Year will be Better

Hang in There.



Everywhere. Always.


So I went to see The Last Jedi-

And all I could think through the whole thing was:
"That Snoke guy must have a wicked headache.   No wonder he's so mean."

Not to mention, Vader had a pretty bad respiratory problem and terrible epithelial injuries from being thrown into a volcano.

Anyhow, I concluded that if Kylo Ren took better care of his crowded teeth and pinched nasal ducts he could probably be turned back toward the light.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Punkocracy

That's the word I've been trying to identify.  Self explanatory.  Carry on.