Friday, July 28, 2017

See the Angels

Adapt.org is really the people who made this happen.   Protesting in their wheelchairs, for heaven's sake...

Please contribute if you can, I know they have a lot of expenses from this battle for justice.

How Far We Have Fallen

I am happy that John McCain decided to vote as his constituents wanted him to.
I'm quite surprised, but I do not consider it "Brave" just because all the other male republican senators are monstrous cowards.
Besides killing a lot of people, many of the hospitals and nursing homes in Arizona would have gone bankrupt. It would have tanked our retirement based economy. 

It was the right thing to do.  On every metric.
So no extra credit for just doing his damn job.

Minus Points for all the theatrics.
Because it was always the right thing to do.
(I don't give sick old men the benefit of the doubt when it comes to impulsive, self-aggrandizing behavior.)

Lots of points and thanks to Senators Collins and Murkowski for standing firm from the beginning, even in the face of threats from their cruel colleagues.

Everyone get some sleep and then get up and Resist some more...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Follow the Money

They are writing the bill today.
They are voting tomorrow.
A bill that literally spells death for millions.  And will probably collapse the entire health care sector.

This. Is. Not. Anywhere. Near. Normal.

They are blatantly ignoring the protocols of the Senate and the safety and wishes of their own constituents because a few shriveled billionaires told them to.

At least we got to see their true faces before we die.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hey you Guys

Sperm count has fallen by nearly 60 per cent in richer countries


They don't give a reason, but I am pretty sure it is antibiotic related.
The results from this study suggest that tetracycline has deleterious effects on male reproductive parameters of albino rats.
Most other antibiotics haven't been studied for sperm production, but a few of them sure do cripple sperm that already exist...

And most antibiotics do induce systemic endotoxin release.
Endotoxemia reduces testicular function.   It's the trigger in the "GELDING" theory of obesity.
They propose endotoxin lowers your sex hormones which then makes you fat...

I Hope You Survive

What a horrifying, shameful day in America. 

Don't eat gluten.  Don't drink alcohol.  Don't take antibiotics.
Brush your teeth with baking soda.
Rinse your nose with saline.
Swab the mucous out of your throat.
Rub your skin with olive oil.

Live to fight another day.

As I Was Saying

Morbidity and mortality of middle-aged and elderly narcoleptics.
Middle-aged and elderly patients had more health contacts before and after their narcolepsy diagnosis with respect to several disease domains: infections, neoplasm, endocrine/metabolic diseases/diabetes, mental/psychiatric, neurological (including epilepsy), eye, cardiovascular (hypertension, ischemic heart disease), respiratory (upper-airway infections, sleep apnea), gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal (including discopathies) and skin diseases. Narcolepsy patients had lower reproductive rates. Furthermore, patients showed significantly more health contacts due to the evaluation and control contacts for disease and symptoms. Patients suffered from significantly more multiple diseases than did controls.
See the vicious circles.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Um, Hello, is this thing On?

Am I the only one who thinks there is something wrong with an 80 year old man with a confirmed brain tumor voting in the U.S. Senate?  

JFC...  Truly Nothing Matters Anymore.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

My Righteous Obsession is Bigger than Yours

Yeah, if one of you Nasty Men kills me, my attorney has instructions to have your head scanned before the trial.   Even if you walk-  I will prove your head is infected.  From my grave.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Article Roundup

Things I have been reading:

Blood test detects Alzheimer’s plaques building up in brain
Yeah, there's someone I really want to try this out on...

Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's
Yes, well olive oil is antimicrobial.

Sleep, Alzheimer's link explained

Chronic liver inflammation linked to Western diet
Food, antibiotics, and gender are just some of the factors that can throw off the balance between the gut and liver.

Heart failure is associated with loss of important gut bacteria

Gaining a few pounds may increase long-term heart failure risk
both of these things are indications of infection.

Learning with music can change brain structure
Using musical cues to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain.
(Hi Jamie!)

Depression affects the brains of males and females differently

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life
Because I must.

Changes in brain regions may explain why some prefer order and certainty

Vaccines protect fetuses from Zika infection, mouse study shows
Mothers vaccinated prior to pregnancy bore young with no sign of virus
Yay!!

Is mental health associated with perception of nasal function?
A study of preoperative patients for rhinoplasty suggests poor mental well-being and low self-esteem were associated with poorer perceptions of nasal function.
I kinda, sorta, might, absolutely, overwhelmingly, aggressively agree with this...


Bacterium actively drives colorectal cancer tumor cell growth

Reversing fetal alcohol damage after birth: Study offers hope
Two commonly used drugs can repair damage caused by alcohol in utero

Not under the skin, but on it: Living together brings couples' microbiomes together
Couples who live together share many things: Bedrooms, bathrooms, food, and even bacteria. After analyzing skin microbiomes from cohabitating couples, microbial ecologists found that people who live together significantly influence the microbial communities on each other's skin.

Your eardrums move in sync with your eyes but we don’t know why
so freaky cool...

Believe Me

Trump: "I’m so stable you wouldn’t believe it"

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Yeah

Since I wrote that post  with the words "men, guns, register" in it- my blog has been visited by bots precisely every half hour. 
I guess this one will rile them up some more.
Automated righteous obsession.   Go figure.  

I think this sums it up

The people who don't want sick people to get affordable health insurance-  really need to have their heads closely examined.

Seriously

Can we scan Trump's head now?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dear Senator McCain

Please feel better soon.
Please retire now. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Irony Squared

John McCain’s Recovery May Take Longer Than Expected, Dimming Prospects for GOP Health Bill
The latest twist in the poorly scripted movie that is the current U.S. political system: The future of a bill that could take health insurance from millions of Americans may be decided by how quickly one senator recovers from an unexpected health problem.

...On Sunday the New York Times kicked off a new wave of speculation about the bill’s fate when it noted that his condition “may be more serious than initial descriptions have implied, and it may delay his return to Washington by at least a week or two.” The paper did not speak to any of McCain’s doctors, but other medical experts said the recovery time for such procedures can be several weeks. They also discussed how McCain’s history of melanoma might complicate matters.
Yes, that makes sense. A pre-existing condition.  Of course.
Metastatic melanoma of the face  has probably been causing him a lot of problems for a long time.

I swear, who are the writers on this shitshow?
Please don't make me be grateful for his head infection...

Dear Suicidal/Homicical Men

The reason we break up with you is because you have gotten obsessive and weird.
The reason you are obsessive and weird is because your teeth are rotten.
Your head is Toxic.  Please- stop spending your money on guns and go to the fucking dentist!

Honestly, if I were in charge I would make a National Department of Male Dentistry.   Make you people register and get checkups like they do for car emissions.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Oh Holy Fuck Fuck Fuck

His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead.
As police cars rolled into his pristine suburban neighborhood last Saturday night, past the sprawling Colonials and manicured lawns, and as dozens of officers from across the region surrounded his home, Russell Reeves begged them again and again to back off. In a bedroom upstairs his son Austin, 26, was distraught over a breakup. He had told his family he needed time alone. With him was his dog and his 9 mm handgun. If you pressure him, if he feels cornered, Reeves said he told the police, this will end with Austin killing himself.
He needed a hot bath.  He needed to clean his mouth and nose.   He needed sleep.
He really should have lived long enough to see the dentist he desperately needed.

How Narcolepsy Works- in less than ten sentences.

Open wounds in the mouth allows Bacterial Endotoxin into the bloodstream.
Bacterial endotoxin slows down orexin cells.
Prolonged endotoxemia kills orexin cells.

The wounds may be caused by injury, teething, infection, or surgery.
And although oropharyngeal infections seem to be the most common in acute narcolepsy,  other chronic injuries and infections will also trigger this process.

Sugar promotes microbial activity and glucose lowers orexin levels directly- triggering sleepiness.
The reason gluten increases symptoms is it promotes the translocation of endotoxin going through your intestinal wall into your bloodstream- it increases your burden.  So does alcohol.

And in the wickedest irony ever-  the most common treatment for wounds and infections is also the most powerful trigger of orexin cell loss-
Antibiotics cause Acute Endotoxemia while they destroy bacteria in your body.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Yes. Absolutely.

Trouble Sleeping? Restless Nights Evolved From Ancestors Avoiding Dangers
New research suggests that age-related sleep disorders are maybe not disorders at all but instead are legacies of our evolutionary past, when they were beneficial.

Friday, July 14, 2017

And so it goes

As a lifelong DFH, I take absolutely no comfort in the fact that the Party of Personal Responsibility and In-Your-Face Patriotism has been exposed as merciless, liars, cheats, thieves, perverts and collaborators.
Scratch the well-dressed surface and they're backstabbing savages.   SAD!


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
-Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cry me a river

Heh. The pharma companies have pissed off the insurance vendors.
Here's a little piece from Kaiser.

Whichever Way ‘Repeal And Replace’ Blows, Pharma Is Due For Windfall
The pharmaceutical industry could see windfall profits from a little-noticed tweak to the insurance market tucked into the Trump administration’s draft executive order on drug prices, experts say.

The short, technical paragraph calls for the Internal Revenue Service to allow patients with high-deductible health plans to receive care for chronic diseases, including drugs, before meeting their deductibles.

This allowance, known as a “safe harbor,” could be welcome news for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes or asthma stuck with skimpy plans. For example, a diabetes patient could fill her prescription for insulin with just a copay, even if she hadn’t spent enough on medical bills for her insurance coverage to kick in. But in the long term, experts say, extending a safe harbor to chronic care would encourage more employers to adopt these skimpy plans, while shielding the pharmaceutical industry from pressure to lower drug costs.

“It’s hard to view this as anything but a substantial win for pharma,” said Kim Monk, a partner and pharmaceutical expert at Capital Alpha Partners, which tracks laws and regulations for financial institutions.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nobody Could Have Predicted

In April, Goldstone  declared in a post to Facebook that he is in “a serious relationship with Bread.”
"I just can’t resist it - this is true love!!!” he said. 

 

Are things GREAT yet?

A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Just Broke Off Antarctica

I am more than ready for the True Believers to be raptured.
Don't let the screen door hit ya where your naturally selected DNA split ya.

Yeah, Junior.

Watched him talk yesterday...  he's just like his father.
His adenoids are clogged, those enormous teeth are fake, and I would guess there's been some nose surgery and botox too.   
I know there's alcohol in his history, gotta assume antibiotics as well.
His voice is distorted and his mouth moves entirely wrong.  Mouth Breather- just like daddy.  He has lots of sinus inflammation and nerve damage that's just better masked by surgical and cosmetic procedures.  
And it seems he gets the rage attacks and memory lapses too....

Go figure.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We Are Now Here

The Sequence of Spiraling Symptoms:
Mania
Impulsiveness
Righteousness
Impulsiveness
Rage
Extreme Impulsiveness
Extreme Antisocial Behavior
Humiliation- We Are Now Here
Despair
Self-Destruction

Don't know how long the despair will last.
But then he's going to flip the chessboard over.
Good Luck Everyone.  

See the Vortex

Nelsan Ellis' Family Shares Circumstances of 'True Blood' Actor's Death 
Nelsan's father has bravely agreed for me to share the circumstances of Nelsan's heart failure. Nelsan has suffered with drug and alcohol abuse for years. After many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own. According to his father, during his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his liver was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his dear sweet heart raced out of control
Yes, sepsis will happen when you discontinue using a drug that suppresses the immune system without treating the underlying infection...

Monday, July 10, 2017

Yo Trump Voters

You still think your Strongman cares about you?
He just ordered his namesake son to stand in front of an oncoming bus.

Silly Gullible Suckers...

Plausible deniability is the refuge of Sociopaths.

This Seems Timely

The Fascinating Reason Why Liars Keep On Lying

Sunday, July 9, 2017

This and That


Poor Sleep Tied to Alzheimer-Related Pathology
So their obvious conclusion?  Sleep health may be target for early intervention
No.  Poor sleep is a symptom of underlying infection...

More Millennials Are Having Strokes

Endotoxins
I ran across this page for some reason.   It specifies that Botox is an endotoxin, and that if you get frown line treatment you should not eat any food or medications that might interfere with it's effects...  
First do no harm, right?

Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

Not So Pearly Whites
Researchers working near Lucca in northern Italy have found the oldest example of the practice of filling dental cavities

DNA Reveals How Domestic Cats Conquered the World 

Why The Best Spies in Mossad And The CIA Are Women


Doctors Say New ‘Chocolate Snorting’ Trend Could Have Deadly Consequences
Honestly people....  don't inhale crazy stuff up your nose.  
It does not give you energy, that's an immune response to noxious substances on your delicate mucous membranes... Geez Louise...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fun With Medical History

Septic Delirium is an inducible medical condition.   You can tweak your immune system and metabolism into a dangerous state using diet or sleep deprivation or self-injury.   


Berserkers
The rage the berserker experienced was referred to as berserkergang ("going berserk"). This condition has been described as follows:
This fury, which was called berserkergang, occurred not only in the heat of battle, but also during laborious work. Men who were thus seized performed things which otherwise seemed impossible for human power. This condition is said to have begun with shivering, chattering of the teeth, and chill in the body, and then the face swelled and changed its colour. With this was connected a great hot-headedness, which at last gave over into a great rage, under which they howled as wild animals, bit the edge of their shields, and cut down everything they met without discriminating between friend or foe. When this condition ceased, a great dulling of the mind and feebleness followed, which could last for one or several days.
Some scholars propose that certain examples of berserker rage had been induced voluntarily by the consumption of drugs such as the hallucinogenic mushroom Amanita muscaria or massive amounts of alcohol. While such practices would fit in with ritual usages, other explanations for the berserker's madness have been put forward, including self-induced hysteria, epilepsy, mental illness, or genetics.
Jonathan Shay makes an explicit connection between the berserker rage of soldiers and the hyperarousal of post-traumatic stress disorder. In Achilles in Vietnam, he writes:
If a soldier survives the berserk state, it imparts emotional deadness and vulnerability to explosive rage to his psychology and permanent hyperarousal to his physiology — hallmarks of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans. My clinical experience with Vietnam combat veterans prompts me to place the berserk state at the heart of their most severe psychological and psychophysiological injuries.

Proud Boys
How do you become a Proud Boy?
According to Sommer, who has sifted through Proud Boys social media pages, there are four steps, or "degrees," to becoming a Proud Boy.
  1. Declare yourself a Proud Boy. 
  2. Take a beating from other Proud Boys while naming five breakfast cereals. "This seems bizarre, but the theory behind it sort of prepares you to think on your feet and think when your adrenalin is pumping," Sommer said.
  3. Get a Proud Boys tattoo.
  4. Get into a physical fight with a left-wing protester. 
They also take something of a vow of self-celibacy.
"You have to subscribe to McInnis's philosophy of  #NoWanks, which means you can only masturbate once a month," Sommer said.
"He belives that too-frequent masturbation or pornography has sort of sapped the will of the modern man."

Actually, sexual activity helps clear lymph nodes, so celibacy adversely affects the immune system too.

As I was saying, diet and sleep deprivation and self injury.
Everything Old is New Again.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

THIS IS WHY

THEY NEARLY KILLED HER.
SHE PROBABLY NEARLY KILLED HERSELF.
SHE STILL HASN'T RECOVERED.

Narcolepsy-cataplexy and psychosis: a case study.
A 14-year-old girl was referred to Sleep and Epilepsy Unit for excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired nocturnal sleep, binge eating and weight gain, over the last year. After being diagnosed with a NT1 the patient was treated with modafinil and sodium oxybate. She was hospitalized for psychotic symptoms after starting NT1 treatment. Withdrawal of the narcolepsy treatment and initiation of haloperidol 1 mg/day (the only antipsychotic treatment she could tolerate) improved the delusions, hallucinations and dysphoria but worsened the narcolepsy symptoms. Polysomnography showed fragmented nocturnal sleep and five sleep REM onset periods in MSLT. Positive HLA-QB1*06:02 and undetectable level of hypocretine in the cerebrospinal fluid were found. MRI and CT-scan were normal. Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies Adapted for Narcolepsy (DIGSAN) questionnaire confirmed that patient presented a dual diagnostic NT1 and psychotic symptoms. The last sleep follow-up while on psychopharmacological treatment, showed an increased sleep efficiency index. She currently has severe somnolence, obesity, and partial cataplectic attacks along with normal mood, academic failure and social isolation.
This young lady was suffering from a systemic infection and they gave her Xyrem and modafinil which suppressed the immune symptoms and made her manic.  And then they took her off and she went septic and psychotic.
And then they gave her Haloperidol which drastically worsens strep infections.

She's fucking lucky to be alive.

You need some puppies

I believe it is my duty as a puppy owner to share-



This is Why

Kim Jong Un, a man with absolutely no functioning glucose metabolism and advanced peripheral neuropathy-

Now has an ICBM.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Just Saying

Being mentally ill doesn't make you crazy:
Being crazy involves living outside your limitations.  Attempting things that aren't in your skill set.   That's irrational.
If you are mentally unstable, but make accommodations for that, you're not insane. Just wounded. 
It's not really all that common, though.  Most cognitively affected people also have sensory deficiencies, so they don't perceive the problem, and therefore don't compensate for their disability.   That's really pervasive.

Oh, and Trump meets with Putin on Friday.   

Sunday, July 2, 2017