Your skin is not the boundary of your body, there is none!

Scientists have discovered that the bacteria in your gut is similar all across the world much like blood types – I have a different take on this!

Dr Peer Bork found what he calls 3 EnteroTypes by sequencing the gut bacterial DNA.  These  bacteria help with digestion, absorption of nutrition and even help manufacture vitamins we need to stay alive.  In essence, the types of bacteria that live in our gut vastly affect our naked-459711_640health.  It makes me wonder if our naked skin really defines the borders of our bodies as it does for many of us viewing the picture on the right.

Many of us who are focused on holistic health care,  have paid attention to this ill defined body boundary as we use probiotics to heal illness and damage done by Antibiotics.   In fact a holistic alternative approach to treating food poisoning is huge doses of probiotics (gut bacteria) to crowd out the “bad” ones in the spoiled food that are now in our gut. The “bad” ones then cannot grow and are eliminated.

Note too,  that there are an estimated  100 trillion microbes in our gut, and yet our body is made up of about 10 trillion cells.  In other words we have 10 times more microbes in our bodies than “our supposedly own body cells!”

Here is something I want you to think about!  If we have more “bacterial” cells in our body then “body cells,”  which is our real body?    Now don’t decide to quickly!  We tend to  define our body by what we view as our physically attached cells that work as organs and as a team with the rest of our bodies structures.  Guess what,  the gut bacteria are physically attached to us and they work as part of the team.  Yes, they can live outside our bodies if the environment is right but, So What!  Heart cells transplanted to a petri dish with the right nutrients can continue beating for years. It has been done.

The next time you take an antibiotic casually to “help” kill of a persistent cold,  keep in mind that you are destroying the cells of  your body that make up your gut!  The truth about reality is that it must constantly be re-defined based upon the growth of human knowledge and anatomy gut bacteriaunderstanding.  Never,  Never,  Never think of the boundaries of your body as the skin over your bones.  If you do,  you may carelessly poison your body and ruin your life and that of your loved ones.  We are one with the world in more than the mystical sense shared by the “Hippy Drama” of the 1960’s or the “Tree Huggers” of the 21st century.    Think Big,  Never Believe That Anything Is A Proven Fact, Always Question, Always Grow… just as you did when you were 6 years old.

Consider a new approach to staying healthy, consume more bacteria rather than less…..   Just make sure it is the right type!

Janr Ssor

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Seek The Sun! Your Intuition Is Correct!

While mainstream medicine falls into line with pharmaceutical interests and screams at you to wear sunblock and sunscreens……….  there is lots of evidence that this is total stupidity!   NOT to say that getting a sunburn will not harm you, here they are very correct! However tanning gradually and gently does incredible good!  Here is just one of dozens of reasons to consider tanning regularly, getting daily sun exposure!

Live Longer With Attitude Change!

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Finding Happiness And Gratefulness Will Increase Your Longevity!

(read the whole article from Mercola.com)  Summary below:

 

Gratefulness Journal – Each day keep a list of everything that happened that you are grateful for.Download and use a Gratitude Ap daily!

  • Psychological – felt more alert alive and awake. Achieve better results.
  • Physically – feel better about health, exercise more and sleep better (10% more!).  10 – 15% in blood pressure reduction.
  • Social Relationships – more positive social behaviours
  • Better Than Drugs: According to Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an expert in brain and mind health:”If [thankfulness] were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system.”

Epigenetics: A team of researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) showed that people with a deep sense of happiness and well-being had lower levels of inflammatory gene expression and stronger antiviral and antibody responses. This falls into the realm of epigenetics — changing the way your genes function by turning them off and on.

Your health responds to your thoughts, actions and your environment. The work of Dr. Bruce Lipton and other epigenetic researchers shows that the “environmental signals” also include thoughts and emotions—both of which have been shown to directly affect DNA expression. Contrary to the Newtonian belief in your body as a biological machine, epigenetic science reveals that you are an extension of your environment, which includes everything from your thoughts and belief systems, to toxic exposures and exposure to sunlight, exercise, and, of course, everything you choose to put onto and into your body. Epigenetics shatters the idea that you are a victim of your genes, and shows that you have tremendous power to shape and direct your physical health.

Actions that strengthen the positive attitude

  • Write thank you notes
  • Nonverbal actions such as smiles and hugs
  • Remember to say “please” and “thank you”
  • Express thanks through prayer or mindfulness meditation
  • Make happiness your goal. The first step toward greater happiness is to choose it
  • Identify that which makes you happy – remember it
  • Make happiness a priority – plan time each day doing happy things
  • Savor pleasant moments – the scent of your coffee, the feeling of your soft bed
  • Ditch unnecessary and joyless distractions This includes texts, tweets and emails, which take you away from the true pleasures in life
  • Prioritize experiences over things — things wear off,  experience grows new positives
  • Purpose Happiness isn’t about pleasure alone; it’s also about having a sense of purpose
  • Meet New People – Having meaningful social relationships is important for happiness
  • SunLight – Exposure to bright outdoor light is crucial for a positive mood
  • Practice Kindness – When people make a point to conduct three to five acts of kindness a week

Antibiotic Alternatives Rev Up Bacterial Arms Race – Scientific American

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antibiotic-alternatives-rev-up-bacterial-arms-race/
Finding good bacteria to combat bad bacteria may be lots smarter then antibiotics.……does this reminds you of probiotiçs? You can teach science new tricks!

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Who Is Poisoning Your Children With “Food!”

If you don’t know what is killing your family and causing cancer, you as a parent can say you were just ignorant as they bury your child and so you can try to avoid blame.  But, were you ignorant or just to busy to be responsible?

Root Beer, Ethics, Profits, Economics and Cancer

I was looking for the ingredients in Root Beer when a Google search result made me see how Root Beer was connected to  America’s current economic and political challenges.

A&W Screenshot from 2014-09-18 08:42:25How can this all be connected? The idiocy of corporate America and the Oligarchy it has created in America became  clearer to me in this “proud” ad for A&W Root Beer. I began to think of Marie Antoinette’s casual elitist statement, “let them eat cake!”  How confident she was that the average person should live in poverty and misery while she from her “untouchable” palace might simply laugh at them. Do American’s understand how history has repeated itself again?

To understand America’s challenges, just read the ingredients (in their arrogant ad at the left)  and you should be able to quickly see that nothing in this bottle is safe for human consumption*. Everything is artificial, unhealthy and geared towards profits with no respect for humanity.  PLEASE,  don’t have the audacity to tell me that they don’t know and are just trying to make a better soft drink!  Al Capone said,  when convicted of heinous crimes,  “All I did was try to provide the lighter pleasures for my countrymen and for that I live the life of a hunted man!”

A&W was once a name that meant real root beer.  Years ago we were likely ignorant of the dangers of sugar.  Today we know all about sugar’s connection to cancer and that artificial chemicals are likely causes too; however, they are the cheap, profitable byproducts of petroleum manufacture.  Here are the ingredients, as in the ad to the left: A&W Root Beer. Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural*and artificial flavors. By the way, the caramel color (from burnt sugar) is also a known carcinogen.

When corporations are now (thanks to legislation) considered people but do not have the same legal restraints as people (In essence they are Royalty),  they can chose to have no ethics and no concerns as they are above the law!  This lack of ethics that is so prevalent in America today, should cheer ISIS who wants to decapitate our countrymen to create horror.  Why should they bother when corporations are already doing their work without concerns?

Where there is no ethics, and only the economics of profit, your death by ISIS or CANCER is of no concern.  A loss of ethics in the search for profits, grows systemically like a cancer.  In the  “food” industry, as each competitor substitutes one cheap chemical for something real, to out do their competitor, so may the next do the same. The race to the bottom ensues and all those trusting souls, who are deceived, suffer.

The Opium of The Masses: It is said that man lives his whole life in search of  “completion,” knowing a purpose for his existence. Despite the promises of marriage, completion is not a spouse but unity with  an ethical, caring, loving God.  The MEDIA of modern society has connected us all in an illusion of completion.  It’s evolution is clear, first print, then radio,  TV,  Internet, Email, Text…..  It is an illusion of completion, of joining with others in search of truth,  but twisted and poisoned by advertiser unethical manipulation.  It lets advertisers manufacturers and politicians, lie cheat and steal with impunity.  It is true the A&W would rather not publish the chemicals that it calls food but is forced to by government regulation. However it is the control of your mind, knowing that you will not complain, even as your loved ones die from cancer,  that lets them continue with confidence!  If Marie Antoinette had this power, she would have certainly been reassured!

Janr

*natural flavors:  this word does not mean it is something safe for human consumption. It means something hard to define and in one case it means the crushed anal gland extracts of an Beaver put in food as a flavoring!

 

Why Are U.S. Health Care Costs So High?

todd hixonIN RESPONSE TO TODD HIXON,  FORBES CONTRIBUTOR’S ARTICLE:  Why Are U.S. Health Care Costs So High?

Todd, it is amazing how you can collect numbers to justify nearly anything. I am not saying you did that but I wonder why your numbers add up so poorly from my perspective as a doctor and specialist?  Lets look at it from my perspective.

40 years ago when I started my practice as an eye doctor, I made an income a bit above a PCP but only because my practice offered exceptional services and attracted patients from as far away as Sweden (though not many).  With the advent of “Hillary’s” managed care things changed. Little by little,  year by year my income receded, even though my responsibility grew under the pressure of managed care!  However, the prosperity of insurance companies and the size or their staff grew enormously on the profits sucked out of doctors practices.

health-insurance-profitsNothing has changed!  Doctors incomes have drastically fallen when measured on PROFITABILITY rather than GROSS.  I suspect you used gross income,  which is, in my opinion, smoke and mirrors!  When I started practice (very competitively priced always, despite the excellence of my care) I used a box with a crank handle and IBM triple copy paper to write a receipt.  Believe it or not, I could do this “high tech task”  by myself!

Today, my office and that of all other doctors is filled with staff who WE MUST PAY but who really work for the insurance companies!! One person spends an entire day on the phone fighting for crumbs off the table of fees,  another is a data entry specialist who deals with the intermediate companies that transfer data from our software to the insurance companies (so that they may deny payments as often as possible).

We have Tech Staff, sometimes full time or part time,   who provide IT support so we can run the computer systems that the INSURANCE companies outsourced to our offices at NO FEE (How nice for their profits!).

 

We do and must practice defensive medicine as Liberal Courts pay millions when we are proved to be less than God (never noted that designation in my degree by the way). Thanks to Obama and congress we now have EMR,  which surveys show slow the doctor down about 30% (how efficient!).  EMR is updated regularly and creates havoc so severe that doctors take home records and must work late into the evening to fix the crap that bad code dumps on them. Surely with yearly bureaucratic recommendations and insurance company demands, there will no lack of bugs crashing and confusing our work.  We have ICD 10 (the world standard we are told)  to add to our current very complicated system.  This should “really”  speed up exams by adding levels of frustration the already formidable task of reporting everything we do to our overseers at the insurance companies.

 

Oh, yes this is America and we have freedom of choice!  We can pick another EMR vendor….. not on your life!  We have devoted hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of training to use the EMR we purchased.  It is a marriage made in hell but mandated By Congress!   This is just a little of Reality that your numbers are blind to!

The newest attack on us, other than your words,  are ACOs and PCMHs. These wonderful tools,  to reward Insurance Companies,  take all the risk out of their business and dump it squarely aco-scared-doctoron the shoulders of doctors who are now supposed to become  actuaries in addition to everything else!  In essence it is HMO’s revisited using Capitation to cut services to patients.  Okay,  supposedly the “big difference” is that we will share records (another layer of expense doctors will pay that will “obviously reduce costs”  as it comes out of the doctor’s pocket).  Doctors dropped out of  capitation years ago, as fast as they could.  Why?  They were tied in for a year, lost money and had to deny care to make it work.  Now it is ” improved”,  the government mandates that doctors get tied in for 3 years.  I wonder why this is motivational?   I always thought Russian Roulette, with one bullet was dangerous but are you telling me it is safer with 3 bullets?

If  business really want to control health care costs and was made of conservative businessman rather than someone who gets elected from insurance company coffers, as congressmen just might, you might create a new accountable care model that made sense to doctors not insurance companies and the congress they help elect.   For Example:   NO EMR,  No insurance billing by doctors, No corporate payments for insurance. Re-Create the doctor/patient relationship and get big corporations out of the middle!   Instead put responsibility in the place where it creates  Real Accountability at the doctor patient level, the patients hands!   Go back to the 80% insurance payments with 20% copays.  Let companies rate patients fees based on how fat the patients are, how much they smoke…etc!  If the child throws up after eating a box of candy, they will learn prudence.  A big insurance bill because you like to eat chocolate truffles, smoke Havana Cigars, and have two Brandies every evening might deter some.   Accountable Care as designed today, is a JOKE!  It makes the doctor accountable for the OBESE patients, who eat FAKE FOOD, made by mass food processors.  People are SICK!  One Third of all Americans are projected to be diabetic in the next 20 years! When 15 year olds come into my office with arteriosclerosis, and diabetes that their parents never had,  THIS IS THE COST OF HEALTH CARE  as well as the OUTSOURCING OF INSURANCE COMPANY TASKS to doctors offices for free!   Fix Health Care Costs?   ASK DOCTORS AND STOP SHOVING YOUR ARM CHAIR THEORIES DOWN AMERICAS THROAT!

Janr Ssor

 

Monsanto NO! GMO YES?

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While Monsanto and others, such as  collaborating factory food farmers,  have banded together to financially support an agenda of using you and your children as experimental lab mice for their GMO “food,” this does not make GMO a bad word or a bad idea.

The value of GMO organisms to humanity might just be proven in the coming years if transparency,  honesty and the Nations of  Earth as a consensus are part of the process.  All of humanity on Earth deserve a voice in what if ANYTHING  GMO is released into our environment and even more so if it is into our food supply!

However, Monstanto and its financial partners need you to experiment on and so they work to deny you access  to information that will let you chose between GMO and NATURAL food. The spend millions to fight your right’s to GMO labeling of food in the marketplace.

They in essence treat you like the humans caged for experimental purposes in Planet Of  The Apes;  they make you into experimental lab rats planet of apes cages 01for their experimental GMO foods!  This is far from transparency.

I am NOT for GMO food, I do not believe it is safe for humans or the environment!  The Monsanto products are especially horrific as the are bred to produce toxins and tolerate toxins (pesticide) that Monsanto manufactures and evidence clearly shows are dangerous to humans and the environment.

On the other hand there can be benefits from GMO organisms that the Earth’s people can agree upon if produced with transparency and careful research and development controls. What kind of products might be of benefit?

Well considering that an estimated 3/4 of a million people die each year from mosquito bites,  wiping oxitecout mosquitoes without poisoning the environment with toxic chemicals might be a good plan!  Or even better, creating GMO mosquitoes that are revolted by the scent of human bodies (less impact on an environment whose complexity we cannot hope to understand, currently. Is anyone working in this direction?  One company is and that is Oxitec however their approach is not without concerns and conflict.

Director of GeneWatch UK, Dr Helen Wallace, said: ‘Local people should be aware that releasing large numbers of GM mosquitoes can pose risks to their health and the environment. ‘They also need to know who will be liable if anything goes wrong. Will Oxitec take responsibility for any problems, or GeneWatch UKjust walk away?’ GeneWatch said changes could be introduced into the wild population which means the Dengue Fever they spread might become more dangerous to humans.  It claims that if the numbers of one type of mosquito – Aedes aegypti – is reduced as result of the release of GM versions, others, such as the Asian Tiger mosquito, which also carry the virus, could come in and thrive. Gene Watch also claims that there is no evidence from experiments conducted to date that human cases of Dengue Fever fall as a result of releasing the GM insects.

The future benefits or tragedies of GMO organisms remains shrouded in mystery.  The complexity involved in predicting the benefits or dangers of releasing GMO organisms into something as complex as our environment is currently beyond the comprehension of humanity.  At first glance Oxitec’s plans to sterilize dangerous mosquitoes seems sensible; however, GeneWatch’s  Helen Wallace’s comments also have merits! Destabilizing one species might enable an even more dangerous species!

This is why transparency is so needed. It will promote open debate and discussion that may provide enough of an answer to make the risks worth the benefits.  This would  especially be true  if unexpected damages an be reversed and those seeking to profit from this technology are willing to take Personal Liability as well as insurance to repay those harmed against unforeseen consequences. Look no further than the environmental damage of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Genetic Literacy Project  is supposed to be such an enlightened institution for GMO education and transparency.  However when you MotherJones Magdig deeper it certainly appears that the huge monetary clout of the big  GMO industry may have its tentacles in the door of integrity and the Genetic Literacy Project may not be transparent at all.  Mother Jones magazine has an interesting story in this regard so here in the story “The Making of an Agribusiness Apologist.

In the recent Superman sci-fi movie,  survivors of Krypton come to Earth intending to terraform Earth into a planet for Krypton’s beings to live on.  In the process, humanity would be obliterated. Releasing a truly dangerous GMO organism into the Earth’s environment has potentially similar dangers and one that we might not be able combat.  There is  a great deal of need for debate and world wide cooperation in the establishment of transparent multinational institution, like the UN was supposed to become, whose sole purpose is to protect our fragile world from the financial greed that lurks behind the potentially great technologies that science has served up.

Janr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forbes Mag’s Latest Paid American Hero

Forbes magazine has earned my unqualified scorn as one of the worst publications in America. Some would vote for “People” as trashy gossip but I pay offwould rather that than paid for lies!

A while back, Forbes called Monsanto “company of the year!”  Sure why not all they do is poison the food supply with GMO crops, cause death and disease with Roundup Pesticide and pay millions to congressmen that vote to keep you from knowing what food is Genetically modified (gmo). I believe that Money can buy you any “honor”  you desire at Forged Magazine (oops I sure meant Forbes).

The latest scandal at Forbes is their vote for the new American hero,  Mr Hamm,  the guy who by being the biggest in Fracking (dumping poisoned harold hammwater full of toxic chemicals down into the Earth (where it gets into your Aquifer’s drinking water) is supposed to have restarted America’s growth by getting lots of oil for us.  Well, if you have not noticed, Oil prices are up not down…… hmm.  In the mean time it is not just stupid science (you can find a scientist who will discover anything for enough money) to think that Fracking is is not poisoning our well water but now we learn it is causing Earthquakes!  What a surprise!  Did Forbes miss out on this little issue? Thousand dollar bills in your face can after all blind you.  Read this article and learn what Mr Hamm is really doing and what Forbes conveniently did not do or read research on.

earthquakeWastewater Injection Caused Oklahoma Earthquakes (Scientific American)

More than 230 earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 3.0 have shaken the state of Oklahoma already this year. Before 2008 the state averaged one such quake a year. The surge in seismic activity has left residents and experts alike wondering about the underlying cause……..Read More!

Janr

“Reality Sci-Fi Theater,” A Writer’s Diversion

obamacareReality science fiction (which I have just coined as a name),  is unimagined economic and social forces as devastating as our “Shock And Awe” campaign in Iraq, that are invisible to the naked eye. It is tornado like forces that others see as if they were late fall winds whisking leaves from trees.

As I live outside the box, I see the tornadoes before those inside and so decided to show others the evidence and offer them an opportunity to build and Arc with me and others like me.  So instead of writing Sci-Fi for the last 8 months I have been a  researcher, writer and director,  on stage,  creating  Sci-Fi  Reality Theater performance (one way too real but too sci-fi to be my America.).

As many of you know, I have not posted a lot lately or completed any new sci-fi publication as books.  As some of you know, I am also and eye doctor who has taken a unique challenge in dealing with the impact of ObamaCare on our health care system.

I have led the founding of the NYIPA, a group of doctors forming an Independent Practice Association, IPA.  An IPA could be defined as a  tool that allows doctors to organize as a single groups that provides medical services to buyers.  In my vision it is a tool to help doctors survive the premeditated destruction of all they have worked to achieve,  by the corruption in Washington that has turned America from a Republic into an Oligarchy.  In so doing, I have written miles of text that describes this Reality Sci-Fi Theater as it is being enacted on the streets of our nation.

Here is one of my favorite essays, Peering Over The Professional Precipice,  much of which I stole (with permission) from my colleagues in Ct.

What is the Sci-Fi like reality behind ObamaCare that makes it worth such a diversion from my favorite topic of traditional Sci-Fi?   It is the mass cultural hypnosis that Washington has been able to achieve to get our countrymen to allow a financial give away, much like TARP, to corporations that have underfunded health care and over-funded CEOs.  It is the ability of an Oligarchy to siphon the blood of its civilians while promising weigh loss with no need for dieting.

One of the key features of this charade is EMR  (electronic medical records). Emr is promised as the solution to health care’s inefficiency.  You know what it is as it has replaced your doctor’s attention at all your medical visits over the last few years. It is why you doctor does not know your face when you visit him or her,  but rather a screen full of data that is supposed to be you.  In Sci-Fi EMR will work and in reality it is a give away to insurance companies (who elect the president and congress)  used to turn a doctor’s patient time into free data entry and secretarial services for Insurance companies.

 

The devastating effect of EMR and its accompanying accountable care (ObamaCare)    has inspired my very short story about EMR Terrorism (posted here on a FaceBook group I started),  written for doctors and others,  to help them understand the impact of one missile, EMR, in the Shock and Awe campaign of OmbaCare’s reality show.

Emr Terrorism Book on Smashowrds

For those of you who are curious to read it and don’t love FaceBook here is a link to SmashWords for a free copy of ‘How To Kill Your Doctor For Fun And Profit.”    So you see I have been writing and I did publish a short story.

This short story is just the beginning of a series on how Bill And Hilary’s Great Adventure,  has been recast in the garbs of ObamaCare with the magical pixie dust of EMR to make it seem different.   Make no mistake about it, the tornado you take for a wind, is the rebirth of the failed HMO’s and Capitated health care that died a slow death while destroying the lives of many people back in the ’90s.

So…. this has been my diversion,  Sci-Fi Reality Theater.

Janr Ssor,  (aka Dr Joseph Ross)