Monday, January 25, 2016

Correlation Games

Study unravels link between surgery, diabetes remission
The study, which was done with mice, reveals that bariatric surgeries increase bile acid concentrations, and in concert with a bile acid receptor called TGR5, play critical roles in balancing glucose levels in the body, which help treat diabetes. Signaling from TGR5 was found to regulate several metabolic outcomes, including: glucose homeostasis, inflammation and liver insulin signaling.
My turn:   A low-fat/high-carb diet LOWERS bile acids in women.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Zombie Shopping

I went on a little trip.   While I was traveling, a few of us went antiquing in a small rural town.    I found my favorite treasure, a lovely old medical book about diet and disease.
It is inscribed :   Eleanor H. Peoples   Student nurse   Jan 12, 1935

Here's the paper the excerpt is referencing    From 1920.... 95 years ago....

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sleep History

Old English Occupation: Knocker-Up Keeping Employees Working

Before alarm clocks were affordable, there were people who would wake you up and make sure you were out of bed!
So delightful.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Legacy Assumptions

Second contagious form of cancer found in Tasmanian devils
"Until now, we've always thought that transmissible cancers arise extremely rarely in nature, but this new discovery makes us question this belief," said Dr. Elizabeth Murchison, a researcher in the department of veterinary medicine at the University of Cambridge, which confirmed the second form of cancer, in a press release. "Now that we have discovered that this has happened a second time, it makes us wonder if Tasmanian devils might be particularly vulnerable to developing this type of disease, or that transmissible cancers may not be as rare in nature as we previously thought."
I'll put twenty dollars on number two, please.   I am of the opinion that all ulcerative infections can become cancerous.  Some just do it faster than others.

My Two Cents

Is suicide a tragic variant of an evolutionarily adaptive set of behaviors?
According to Joiner et al., when individuals believe that others or society as a whole will be better off without them, they miscalculate the worth of their lives and conclude that their deaths will be more valuable. This misperception, in conjunction with a tendency toward self-sacrifice, may then result in the individual's death by suicide. This represents a devastating variant of what otherwise is an adaptive tendency.

Yes, well that's all very theoretical and shit.
I might even agree, it seems I always want to make a dramatic outgoing social statement when I consider offing myself...

But this kind of speculation doesn't at all give us a way to stop this insidious metamorphosis.
That's all that really matters.

It seems very clear to me that this deranged level of hypervigilance is caused by occult septic delirium.
Undiagnosed infections.
We're very sick, we feel like we're going to die imminently anyway- might as well make it worth it....

Friday, January 15, 2016


How Your Social Life Changes Your Microbiome
Every hug, handshake, and hip-check sends the tiny communities that live inside us back and forth.

Not the weaker sex: Estrogen protects women against the flu, study finds
Study in human cells supports why the flu may hit men harder than women.

Duh Science

Study shows medical marijuana decreases migraines
Tonsillectomy can improve quality of life

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


CDC: Strong signs Brazil birth defects are tied to mosquito
Researchers have found the strongest evidence so far of a possible link between a mosquito-borne virus and a surge of birth defects in Brazil, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
The health agency said evidence of the dengue-like Zika virus was found in the placentas from two women who miscarried and the brains of two newborns who died. Those who were born had small heads, a rare condition known as microcephaly.
"The evidence is becoming very, very strong of the link between the two," said Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of mosquito-borne diseases at the CDC.
Finding the virus present in brain tissue is "very significant," he said.

Monday, January 11, 2016

More Rumination on the Loss of Sensation

I now believe that compulsive piercing and tattooing is a sign of epithelial insensitivity caused by long-term high blood sugar or hyperinsulimia.    If you can stand the pain, chances are you can't feel it.

The reason we do it is- Puncturing the skin and tissue activates your sugar suppressed immune system.  That's why you feel good for a few weeks afterwards.    But then want to do it again after it heals...

Back in the day- it was mostly alcoholic men who had tattoos.
Now it's very many young women.   
It's become a very popular and socially acceptable form of self-injury due to our population-wide excessive sugar consumption.

Uh Huh

That's a feature, not a bug.

See the Pathology

Wife Texts Husband All The Hilarious Things He Says In His Sleep
“I was dealing with migraine issues that were seriously affecting my sleep, so I was often up into the wee hours,” Stamhuis said. “This kept me entertained.”
Yeah, this is not funny.
Migraines and REM behavior disorder are both symptoms of hypoventilation- impaired breathing- upper respiratory illness.
This couple is probably showing different manifestations of the same infection.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

As I was Saying

The Man Who Studies the Spread of Ignorance
Proctor found that ignorance spreads when firstly, many people do not understand a concept or fact and secondly, when special interest groups – like a commercial firm or a political group – then work hard to create confusion about an issue. In the case of ignorance about tobacco and climate change, a scientifically illiterate society will probably be more susceptible to the tactics used by those wishing to confuse and cloud the truth.
Yes.   Absolutely.
Why do Psychologists and Pharmas suddenly spring to mind???
(edit, oh and the food/diet industry.)

If you don't know what causes your misery...
And you aren't taught effective ways to prevent it-
And someone can make money selling you ineffective treatments-
Well then, they are going to bombard you with high-intensity bullshit.

Amirite Bruce?  Oprah?

See the Matrix

How the homeless population is changing: it’s older and sicker
What policymakers and the general public need to recognize is that the homeless are aging faster than the general population in the U.S. This shift in the demographics has major implications for how municipalities and health care providers deal with homeless populations.
In the early 1990s, only 11 percent of the adult homeless population was aged 50 and over. That percentage was up to 37 by 2003. Today half of America’s homeless are over 50.
In fact, people born in the second half of the baby boom (1955-1964) have had an elevated risk of homelessness compared to other age groups throughout their lives.
It's as simple as this:  People given ineffectual health and dental care information become sick and unemployable.
And then they can't afford any treatment to get better.  Or protein.   Or a place to clean themselves.  Or to even get out of the cold.

And in that case, alcohol really is an effective and affordable way to control their metabolism and immune systems.

This is the group of people who were told to cut fat and eat more fcking carbs.
Given cereal for breakfast and antibiotics like candy.
The Guinea-pig Generation.

See the Vortex.


Dental group defends mercury fillings amid mounting evidence of risks 
Washington attorney James Turner, who has represented consumers in a 23-year campaign to ban mercury fillings, believes the dental association’s advocacy on these issues has been motivated at least in part by an unspoken economic interest: to “avoid enormously costly product liability suits” by patients sickened from mercury exposure.

Read more here:
Money Quote:
"The ADA owes no legal duty of care to protect the public from allegedly dangerous products used by dentists. The ADA did not manufacture, design, supply or install the mercury-containing amalgams. . . . Dissemination of information related to the practice of dentistry does not create a duty of care to protect the public from potential injury."
- American Dental Association response to a patient lawsuit
Yeah, those are the people who "approve" toothpaste.   That's clearly meaningless too.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Good Grief

Yo Texas- You're frakkin crazy.

Guns in Texas psychiatric hospitals could harm patients, advocates say 
The state hospital in Austin took down its signs banning guns this week, the Austin American-Statesman reported, though officials have requested that if visitors enter with their weapons, they at least keep them hidden. 
Here's a not-so-fun fact I wasn't aware of-
Of the roughly 30,000 gun deaths in the US each year, around two-thirds are ruled suicide. 
Holey Moley.   Geez Louise.   Mercy Mercy Mercy....

Friday, January 8, 2016

Brain Eating Zombie of the Day

Oh Yeah-  I saw Oprah in her new Weight Watchers commercial.

Seriously woman, why in the hell should we take your advice?   You have continuously failed at this for almost 30 years... sheesh.

Article Roundup

Things I have been reading.

Roman toilets gave no clear health benefit, and Romanization actually spread parasites

Infectious diseases bring millions of elderly to emergency departments each year

The Risks of Overusing CT Scans 

Do impulsive people have less free will than the rest of us?

Carter Center: 22 Guinea worm cases reported in 2015

This is Why

Because five years ago a very sick young man shot a US Representative and killed six other people at the Safeway down the street from me.

He showed obvious physical and behavioral signs of septic delirium , but nobody knew how to help him.

I am pretty sure there's some tests for bacteremia.
And I would wager five hundred dollars that he was having some wisdom teeth/middle ear problems.   And would have seen a dentist if he was informed of the alarming effects and one was provided...

This shit is identifiable and preventable.
If we give up our good-evil paradigm and try to think around our own pathology, it is.
That's why.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Big Science

The things that are possible with tech these days are breathtaking. 

Ancient meteorite 'older than Earth' from beyond orbit of Mars found at Lake Eyre
A meteorite estimated to be 4.5 billion years old has been recovered by Perth researchers from a remote part of Lake Eyre in outback South Australia.

Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa
Everyone should spend two hours watching the video.   The best thing I saw last year.   Maybe in my life.   A real thriller.

Yo Doctors

This is your fault.  100%. 

Prisons Have Become America’s New Asylums
Mentally ill people are locked up for trivial reasons and then get much worse.

Zombie Shopping

It seems those good old boys up in Oregon need some supplies.
Since the Pacific Northwest is notoriously known for upper respiratory infections and depression, here's my suggestions:

Castille Soap, lots of it.
Baking soda
Soft toothbrushes
Foam Oral Swabs
Fluoride Mouth Rinse
Saline nasal spray
Olive oil
Chicken broth
White Tea

Those macho men are sick and cranky and experiencing the predictable emotional tantrums.   They really need to take some showers, brush their damn teeth, and do some vigorous mucous removal in their heads.  Start acting like grown men instead of snotty toddlers.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Liars and Criminals

Lumosity to Pay $2 Million to Settle FTC Deceptive Advertising Charges for Its “Brain Training” Program
The creators and marketers of the Lumosity “brain training” program have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges alleging that they deceived consumers with unfounded claims that Lumosity games can help users perform better at work and in school, and reduce or delay cognitive impairment associated with age and other serious health conditions.
As part of the settlement, Lumos Labs, the company behind Lumosity, will pay $2 million in redress and will notify subscribers of the FTC action and provide them with an easy way to cancel their auto-renewal to avoid future billing.
“Lumosity preyed on consumers’ fears about age-related cognitive decline, suggesting their games could stave off memory loss, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “But Lumosity simply did not have the science to back up its ads.
Ha!  That's an understatement.   They clearly know nothing about what affects cognitive functioning.   Here, one of my faves:

Study finds Portal 2 better at improving cognitive skills than Lumosity

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A not-so Offhand Hypothesis

I have noticed this for a couple years-   I have now seen enough examples to state it publicly.

Fibromyalgia is not an independent illness:  it is an adverse effect of chronic dental infection.
The toxins invade the nerves in the jaw and filter down into the neck and shoulders.
Eventually the nerves in the mouth die and stop hurting, but the ones down below still cause pain.

My own experience convinces me-
Shoulder twitching and pain is a sign your teeth need fixing.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Invaders Eating His Head

I watched Going Clear last night.   It was fractally disturbing.
So many sad, sick people- made slaves to their anxiety.

This was the worst part:   L Ron Hubbard's teeth.   And perpetually saggy face.

He should have let go of the cans and looked critically in the mirror.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Everything Old is New Again

The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat
Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S., is often blamed on modern diets and a sedentary lifestyle. According to this thinking, if only people ate the “right” foods and exercised more, they could live longer. This view is encapsulated in the current version of the government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are under review and being reissued soon. They have long recommended dietary habits deemed good for your heart - lower intakes of saturated fat and salt, more emphasis on lean meat and seafood.
“Poor diet and physical inactivity are associated with major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States,” according to those guidelines.
But examinations of the bodies of the Unangans from Kagamil Island and other pre-modern people indicate that, in fact, the modern scourge of heart disease is not at all new, and that people who exercised more than we do as a matter of necessity, and whose diet was free from modern temptations, also suffered striking levels of heart disease, according to the researchers.
...By turning up evidence of heart disease in populations with widely varying diets, the mummy research suggests that maybe some other unrecognized cause is at work besides what we choose to eat.
Yes, well that would make sense if the source was untreated infections...
Something that has been suspected for centuries and documented for decades.

In prehistory, they didn't have the knowledge of microorganisms.
And now that we do- our teachers and doctors don't tell us about them.
Even this author doesn't mention it.   Amazing.

Update-  Ötzi the Iceman Carried Ulcer-Causing Bacteria
A microbe found in atherosclerotic plaques...

Friday, January 1, 2016

This is Why

Because all my life my mother asked me "What the Hell is Wrong with You?"

Now I know.