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  • The Sun Is the Best Optometrist

    06/22/2011 4:04:55 PM PDT · 24 of 31
    MikeHu to Anima Mundi
    Very well researched and presented.

    The people who have made a science of growing (medical) marijuana indoors, know that there are two requirements for growing (beneficial) light — range (spectrum) and intensity (power).

    Usually what is referred to as “artificial” light, is Edison's original incandescent light or the original fluorescents — which if they tried to grow plants, would fail to do so either — because they lack the necessary spectrum and power. So to compare that light with sunlight, is not an equivalent — but if they start talking about halides and the latest state of the art lighting, then it approximates natural (sun)light, including those tanning bulbs — that cause tanning, while you can lie naked under a regular lightbulb all your life and not get any tanning effect.

    And particularly important is that range and intensity of light to health and growth of the eye and brain — despite optometrists (eye doctors) saying light doesn't matter. That is what you're seeing — some people more sensitive to these differences than others, just as some people can hear ranges of sound beyond what others can, or sense anything else (taste, smell, touch).

    There's a tendency among the social scientists (the politically correct) to make an equivalency of everything — so that no distinctions (and discrimination) of anything anymore, is possible.

    In many cases, a person just needs to optimize the lighting, not to need glasses — as often is the case when one uses an Ott light. Another alternative technology that works is the use of a pin-hole (reading glass) instead of
    the polished optical glass — that many find helpful staring at computer screens all day, in reducing eye strain. Again, many optometrists (eye doctors) insist that it's not possible or doesn't make a difference when even they use a pinhole instrument to first detect whether one’s vision problem is refractive or eye disease of greater seriousness.

    Other vision experts have claimed that they can correct vision defects with the proper training in how to see correctly — because all of our organs don't come with instruction manuals on how to use them properly, correctly and optimally, as most people have to discover on their own — or not.

    That is often the case with one’s muscular development, as well as mental development, social, psychological, moral, spiritual, etc. Most often, we learn from those around us — but whole social strata (ghettoes) can often be dysfunctional in that way. That is a common cause of behavioral problems like obesity, addictions, codependencies and mental health issues.

  • Is Obama a Serial Liar?

    05/09/2011 10:23:10 AM PDT · 59 of 78
    MikeHu to jazusamo

    Obama bin Lying.

  • UW doctors face penalties for writing sick notes for protesters

    04/27/2011 9:24:12 AM PDT · 15 of 23
    MikeHu to Sub-Driver

    This is a very serious breach of professional ethics, judgment and conduct — because these are the same kind of “doctors” who will use their trust as healers of society to defraud and undermine society. These are the people one knows to go to for bogus medical marijuana prescriptions and other prescription drugs, as well as signing off on the multitude of scams to defraud insurance companies and governments, rationalizing that the big pot of money is there for those with the best access to it, to grab as much as they can stuff in their pockets.

    And that is the major problem of these times — of “public servants” serving themselves first and primarily — as their “public service,” that has become a plague across this country.

  • Wisconsin Fight Goes to Court

    03/29/2011 1:10:29 PM PDT · 6 of 29
    MikeHu to prairiebreeze

    You’re absolutely right — that the government should not be run for the exclusive benefit of government workers — but that’s what happens when they get taken over by the unions, for permanent, guaranteed lifetime jobs, no less.

    Government work should be rotated among the entire citizenry — rather than allowing them to become the permanent, personal entitlements of a few — for life.

    That is the inherent problem — for which this whole country was founded upon — this notion of lifetime entitlement to govern everybody else exclusively for their own benefit.

    That is the essential problem of government anywhere, anytime — that a few, will determine that everybody else exists only for their exclusive benefit, and that there shouldn’t even exist any other organizations and entities to oppose them — as the divine right to determine the “political correctness” for everybody else. That’s just the way it is because they’ve said so, and they should be the only one allowed to raise funds for political campaigns and buy up all the media.

    It’s insidious at first, then finally becomes more apparent at times like these, that their demands take precedence over the general well-being and welfare of the society at large — even demanding that their “market returns” should be guaranteed without risks, because everybody else only exists to serve them.

    And if everybody else was as smart as them, they’d all do the same.- — as though that was an enlightened, progressive and intelligent society and way to do government. That is its long history of failures.

  • Is healthcare a human right?

    03/27/2011 11:00:39 AM PDT · 31 of 41
    MikeHu to rob777

    Health is a human right (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) — but health care is only a toll to getting there collected by some who think they alone own the gateway.

  • Washington Post apologizes for plagiarism

    03/16/2011 10:59:09 PM PDT · 15 of 16
    MikeHu to PROCON

    “We thought we made it up ourselves.”

  • Gov. Scott Walker not backing down on Wisconsin union fight

    02/27/2011 6:15:22 PM PST · 30 of 49
    MikeHu to Qbert

    Government in Wisconsin (US), has become almost exclusively about getting more money for government workers, and not about providing public service, and the participation of the community at large — because they realize it is about serving the career aspirations and desire for government workers to be on the top — permanently, like the oligarchies fighting to hang onto their positions of privilege in other countries. In this, they are aided by the “Communication Workers of America,” to ensure that only the “politically correct” message gets out there — while claiming to be completely objective.

    But it is a well-documented fact that government workers all substantially exceed the median income — while claiming to be the oppressed and entitled to ever more. You can’t pay the median the top 5% — but those above the median, have to go their singular way to obtain those rewards — and not that they become the entitlement of those who belong to the right party — the Democrats or the Baathists.

    That should disturb even liberals and progressives, but surely is a concern for every fair-minded and independent-person that is in rare supply these days.

    In order to reward the creativity and innovation that will create a more perfect society, we can’t simply reward those who wish to maintain the status quo of doing what has already been done before — the same as these entrepreneurs, that do create new industries and jobs — and not just demanding more for their own jobs — as much as these deservingly valued risk-takers.

    And then completely overlooked these days, are the truly weak and unfortunate, who are now just being exploited by those who know how to play the “government” game for their own funding, fancy titles and six-figure incomes — “in the service of the poor.” They start believing their own propaganda, and then deride the hard-working people at Walmarts or McDonalds as fools for not being smart enough to climb aboard the union/Democrat gravy train.

  • Wisconsin's Newest Progressive

    02/27/2011 6:13:48 PM PST · 6 of 13
    MikeHu to Impala64ssa

    Government in Wisconsin (US), has become almost exclusively about getting more money for government workers, and not about providing public service, and the participation of the community at large — because they realize it is about serving the career aspirations and desire for government workers to be on the top — permanently, like the oligarchies fighting to hang onto their positions of privilege in other countries. In this, they are aided by the “Communication Workers of America,” to ensure that only the “politically correct” message gets out there — while claiming to be completely objective.

    But it is a well-documented fact that government workers all substantially exceed the median income — while claiming to be the oppressed and entitled to ever more. You can’t pay the median the top 5% — but those above the median, have to go their singular way to obtain those rewards — and not that they become the entitlement of those who belong to the right party — the Democrats or the Baathists.

    That should disturb even liberals and progressives, but surely is a concern for every fair-minded and independent-person that is in rare supply these days.

    In order to reward the creativity and innovation that will create a more perfect society, we can’t simply reward those who wish to maintain the status quo of doing what has already been done before — the same as these entrepreneurs, that do create new industries and jobs — and not just demanding more for their own jobs — as much as these deservingly valued risk-takers.

    And then completely overlooked these days, are the truly weak and unfortunate, who are now just being exploited by those who know how to play the “government” game for their own funding, fancy titles and six-figure incomes — “in the service of the poor.” They start believing their own propaganda, and then deride the hard-working people at Walmarts or McDonalds as fools for not being smart enough to climb aboard the union/Democrat gravy train.

  • Liberalism Is Dead

    02/21/2011 9:50:52 PM PST · 33 of 46
    MikeHu to neverdem

    Although liberals like to call themselves “progressives,” hoping to infer “enlightened,” and “objective,” the liberal arts reached their heights in the medieval ages, as the primary defense against an emerging “scientific method” of inquiry, that allowed individuals to conduct their independent inquiries and experiments and come to their own conclusions — rather than accepting as truth, what the hierarchy of authority, wished to act as the sole arbiter of the truth in every matter.

    As such, the “liberal arts” were the ancient world’s trivium of grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic, buttressed by the quadrivium of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music — still hoping to hold sway, in the modern world that enables and empowers every individual to do their own research and thinking, rather than accepting the authority, of those predetermined to be highly esteemed, which are invariably the people ensconced and sinecured at liberal institutions, ie., the universities, church, government and media.

    So not surprisingly, they wish to preserve this system of status and privilege, and use their skills in the liberal arts, to convince everyone else, that such a system should continue, as the enlightened path of society and civilization — and not that everyone should really be equal — but they should be “more equal” than everyone else, and entitled to everyone else’s share of the pie also, because they have “sacrificed” themselves in the service of the public good to be their leaders. Otherwise, they would be gods.

    But because of the superiority of their compassion, they chose to serve mankind, by serving themselves, and distinguish themselves by doing the thinking for everyone else. Thus the distinctive quality of liberalism, is the repeating of one daily mantra posted by the Democratic Underground and Daily Kos, of the talking points, every member of the liberal wing must repeat in solidarity, to combat and drown out the cacophony of many individuals thinking and speaking for themselves — which should be proof enough, that they don’t know the mandated political correctness of the day, and how it must be repeated faithfully without questioning that authority and their entitlements.

  • Workers’ struggle carries on in Wisconsin and beyond [Warning - spew from ANSWER]

    02/21/2011 6:18:09 PM PST · 9 of 9
    MikeHu to upchuck

    So what’s the rationale for unionizing the public sector (government) workers? Are the citizens of Oregon (US) “killing, maiming and treating our workers like garbage,” or do we in fact pay them substantially more than the median for all workers in the community. And rather than using the median as their comparable equal — they use the top 5% in the private sector as their comparable peers, and demand that all their workers should be compensated at that level — which is unsustainable and ridiculous. And if they are indeed the top 5% in their field, they should be allowed, if not encouraged to found the next Microsoft/Intel and create new industries and jobs for many others — rather than wasting their talents in a government sinecure, doing what countless others can do.

    It’s quite a conflict of interest and self-serving when the unions are the largest contributors to the political campaigns and then largely serve themselves so that there is no money “left over” for doing the public good jobs they were created for.

  • Baby boomers near 65 with retirements in jeopardy

    12/27/2010 9:23:58 PM PST · 49 of 142
    MikeHu to shove_it

    Lower cost of living doesn’t necessarily mean lower standard of living, but in fact, a lower cost of living, will result in a higher standard of living — but one has to be willing to move to where the cost of living is lower, and out of places where the cost of living is high.

    The surprising thing is that many places with a lower cost of living, are actually good places to live — while invariably, the worst environments, also have a higher cost of living — which is the case in the major cities, in which the most affordable neighborhoods, are also the most undesirable, dangerous and stressful.

    But for that same money, if they move to a smaller town in the US, they could live at least a middle class existence quite easily — in virtually all the cities of less than 250,000. The state of the art in medical care is usually fully available in such communities, as well as the financial infrastructures and consumer accessibility to all the goods and services the world has to offer.

    The key factor is achieving “retirement” in good health, because if one isn’t, the health care costs can suck up whatever assets one has quickly, and if one is in good health, they can still work, hold (part-time) jobs, create their own self-employment opportunities, or be meaningfully and productively engaged in any other activities, besides paying for health care as their major preoccupation.

    In the world of the Internet, one doesn’t have to actually live in the major metropolitan areas to have access to the global marketplace and culture; one can access it from anywhere, and then go into the big city when they really need to — which is increasingly unnecessary to do.

    Thus, this would be the undiscussed great development and migration of the 21st century — from high cost of living areas, with their greater crime, stress, noise and pollution, to the smaller communities where the idyllic higher quality existences are fairly/relatively inexpensive.

    Many Americans think they have to live abroad to find those inexpensive communities — but they also exist in the less crowded areas of the US, like a Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virgina. A Walmart is a Walmart. If one needs a tan, look up “tanning booths.”

    It’s calculated to be the exact same amount of money — if one collects early or late and lives to the expected life expectancy, but that ignores the time value of money — that a dollar received today, is worth more than a dollar received eight years from now.

    And also with that time, one can possibly invest it to make more money, or invest in one’s health and other ways of achieving a higher quality of life, which could include developing the skills they really want to be good at and enjoy, which is the whole purpose of making more money in the first place — to do what you really want to do and enjoy.

    Not surprisingly, 3 out of 4 people choose to take early withdrawal, which makes sense the less income one has — which may be absolutely necessary for their financial viability, while mainly the secure (rich,) are not so dependent on Social Security and may actually enjoy the job they have as what they really want to do even if they weren’t paid, or also, they wouldn’t know what else they would do otherwise.

    Early Social Security merely gives the less well off that option also — because usually those jobs are more physically demanding also. The problem is those who get fat and in poor health on their jobs — and get worse the longer they stay at their jobs. Those people need to tend to their health as their top priority — which early Social Security could help them do.

  • Why Stock Market Will Go Up By 58% Over Next 10 Years

    10/12/2010 8:45:32 AM PDT · 20 of 22
    MikeHu to E. Pluribus Unum

    That the whole market will go up 58%, doesn’t tell one very useful information — as some will go up much more, and others might lose all their value.

    It’s like knowing what the average pole vault is for now — and ten years from now. The only meaningful discussion would be on what the world record pole vault is — and not merely the average.

    A lot of academic information is of this type — telling you what the average is, rather than the range (of experience), which would be more valuable and useful to know.

    In any market, what is useful to know is that segment or individuals, that will perform exceptionally relative to the rest of the market — because merely to aim for the average, increases one’s risk of failure because one is not preferring success over failure but is resigning oneself to the average — which is not what an intelligent investor or participant in any activity would choose to do.

    In no activity in life, would one merely subject themselves to a “random walk,” but prefer and choose those activities with which they experience greater success than the “average.” So merely to sum up investing wisdom as the average, tells one that one knows very little about what is useful to know.

    Tell us how to identify the winners — and how to profit from them.

  • Fish oil linked to increased risk of colon cancer in mice

    10/05/2010 11:18:30 AM PDT · 42 of 54
    MikeHu to decimon

    Actually, that was my first reaction when I tried the fish oil capsules — tremendous digestive upset that discouraged me from continuing that supplementation.

    I also had the same reaction to Vitamin D oil capsules — but didn’t have the same problem with the powdered capsules form of it.

    I think there is something about the oil that is an irritant — just like in the old days, cod liver and castor oil were used to remedy constipation by inducing diarrhea. It stands to reason that constant supplementation would produce/induce irritable bowel syndrome.

    All my life, I was susceptible to gastrointestinal upset, respiratory inflammations, and back pain, but one day attended a presentation by the doctor claiming guaifenesin as the cure for fibromyalgia, which is one of the innumerable autoimmune diseases that all have overlapping symptoms — usually noted by the thickening of the mucus in the body, particularly in the respiratory and digestive tracts, and at the joints for which mucus provides the lubricant for movement.

    The doctor said that people could take it regularly like a supplement — overriding the dire warnings on most cough medicine bottles because they contain ingredients other than guaifenesin that have other implications. But guaifenesin, I noticed, also had a tendency to produce some gastrointestinal upset — and so I wondered if there was a remedy for that.

    Then in gardening, I noticed that the plants that were the hardiest and made it through the winter were what is known as “herbs,” which in earlier times, were known as medicine and spices, and before the invention of currency, was actually used as money as the ultimate values of societies. That’s why early societies actually went to war over the “spice” trade and control — and was one of the driving forces for the discovery of the “new world.”

    At any rate, that got me into growing nothing but herbs, and researching them to see what was the best, and then I noted that fennel and anise seeds, were the herbs of longest standing as remedies for everything — particularly for conditions of digestive upset. Anise and fennel, are the basis of health store cough medicines instead, and sometimes with the use of guaifenesin, but unlike guaifenesin, is known to soothe the gastrointestinal tract, maintain healthy respiratory functioning, and meliorate arthritis pain — as it has been well known to do for thousands of years.

    It is the original herbal tea — that also has the benefit of causing people to drink it frequently and thus assure proper hydration, which is one of the major deficiencies in many people’s health regimen.

    The gastrointestinal problems are exploding with the aging of the population, so that it is a primary and limiting concern of most people over 50 with all their escalating ills. The first remedy of resort for a multitude of problems and conditions, would be the age-old and legendary standby of fennel and aniseseed infusions (tea), to restore normal, optimal functioning in most people.

    It was standard provision of the Roman Legion as they conquered the world, and were/are the staples of Italian and East Indian cuisines.

  • 5 Places to Retire On Social Security Alone

    06/19/2010 10:28:38 AM PDT · 71 of 143
    MikeHu to MississippiMan

    You can go down to the public library and get on the Internet for free.

  • 5 Places to Retire On Social Security Alone

    06/19/2010 9:49:38 AM PDT · 69 of 143
    MikeHu to BenLurkin

    Actually, most places in the US, one could live on Social Security of $1,200 a month fairly well — but probably not in the 25 largest cities.

    The sweet spot are all those metropolitan areas of around 100-250,000 population that now have everything that the biggest cities have, except the crime and high cost of living.

    Anyplace that has a Walmart, Costco, Target, Trader Joe’s, Ross, Grocery Outlet, Dollar Tree, etc. — has a de facto low cost of living yet access to wide choices. Then, if you go to the craigslists, many communities have 1 bedroom apartments for around $400 or less!

    That’s not likely to be Honolulu, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Tokyo, London, Paris — but you don’t have to be in those cities for their primary benefits of culture anymore — because it’s as close as your iPad, laptop or cell phone.

    Austin, Texas is usually heading the list of best cities to live in regardless of the cost — but up the road a bit (60 miles), is a small town of Killeen, Tx, where you can probably still get a 1 bedroom house! (maybe even a 2 bedroom house or apartment) for $400 — outside of the largest US military base in the country.

    There are a lot of communities in the US like that — and even a few fairly large cities like a Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Little Rock, Salem, Oregon, that are very affordable, so that one doesn’t have to be thousands of miles from a leading edge of civilization, as one would be in a foreign country still.

    That’s where I think most people ought to be directing their attention — rather than being lulled by those thoughts of exotic, foreign places that themselves, are out of the mainstream of contemporary civilization.

    That used to be the dream of a previous generation of retirees — that they’d retire and live an unrealistic life of constant travel and luxury of servants waiting on them. That’s probably the best development from the recent economic crash back to reality — that people realize that retirement is not about traveling around the world, and owning a timeshare in every vacation spot in the world.

    One can continue being a productive member of society, in a more intimate and unhurried scale — in the many small town Americas that exist even in the neighborhood organizations of fairly large communities.

  • The BP Oil Spill Disaster: Some Strange Media Reaction

    05/30/2010 10:41:00 PM PDT · 11 of 18
    MikeHu to 2ndDivisionVet

    It’s the Carter presidency all over again.

    Not that Carter was a bad guy or not intelligent, but everything that could go wrong, seemed to go wrong while he was “in charge.” As Bama said, the oil spill is on me, and I take full responsibility for whatever happens (hoping it will be good).

    Meanwhile, in the Bush presidency, despite his “incompetence,” everything just seemed to go right, and missions were accomplished with unexpected speed, shock and awe, and markets and the economy recovered to new heights of prosperity.

    But now we seem to be shifting into reverse, and even Al Gore (remember him?), is begrudging that iBama is upstaging him, catastrophe for catastrophe.

    But the iBama really needs to lose that teleprompter, because it makes everything he says seem so insincere, lost in the moment, and detached from the immediate presence.

    And then sensing his vulnerabilities, the mainstream media will pounce on him and tear him to pieces because they are the jackals they are and can’t help themselves.

  • Arthritis

    05/06/2010 9:52:19 AM PDT · 46 of 51
    MikeHu to spacejunkie01; teenyelliott

    There’s a famous infomercial in which they sell a product by pointing out that “a normal colon weighs 5 lbs., but some people have impacted colons that weigh 50 lbs.” — that have to be surgically removed, or the product claims, it can reliquefy that solidified mucus so it can pass out of the body, and restore the healthful flow and function.

    Basically, what that material is, is solidified mucus — that obviously no longer acts as a lubrication for the digestive tract, and in most allergic reactions, what usually concurs as a minor symptom, is increased (thickened) mucus production, as for example, most lactose-intolerant people’s problems with excessive “mucus” in addition to severe gastric upset and diarrhea.

    Usually, people don’t note the presence of mucus, until it is in this thickened form when they have a cold or flu congesting their lungs — but mucus is the form in which the body stores water, or the protoplasm of every cell in the body, and lubricates every movement.

    But when that liquid solidifies and no longer acts as a liquid but becomes a solid, it interferes with all the normal body processes — which actually begins to die because the thickened mucus is the body’s mechanism for isolating infections from the rest of the body, ie., the immune response, which becomes autoimmune responses in many people as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and the hundreds of other autoimmune symptoms and syndromes for which establishment medicine has no effective treatment or explanation.

    I used to contact the arthritis Foundation about such things until I got an emphatic reply “that their mission is to raise funds for arthritis research and not to cure arthritis,” and they used to claim that anybody with a claim for arthritis, was a quack and a crook, until they came out with their own fundraising book on “Alternative Cures for Arthritis” — claiming they had written the book and were the sole authority on such matters.

    In the meantime, as an independent exercise instructor and researcher, I noted that conventional exercise strategies were largely ineffective if not counterproductive, by stressing movement at the core and the heart — instead of the circulation expressly and directly to the extremities of the head, hands and feet, where circulation is poor or virtually nonexistent — especially with conventional exercise, which regards the extremities as merely fixed stubs — rather than the notion I pioneered, that movement (contractions) at the extremities, created a heartlike pumping effect from the extremities back to the heart — which I noted was the deficiency and weakness of the circulatory system, and so designed movements that expressly addressed that.

    Those movements, are actually the optimal way to exercise in that 5 minutes of such preconditioning, is superior to every other types of movements — because it accomplishes something conventional exercise does not even recognize, with their focus on the heart and “core’ muscles, which are designed by evolution, for stability and support, rather than the movements of expression, of the extremities.

    That development and optimal function, implies the development and optimal functioning of the core supportive muscles — but not vice-versa, which should be obvious to most thinking people with any kind of insight and understanding of human physiology, which most exercise instructors and proponents lack.

  • Arthritis

    05/06/2010 1:30:20 AM PDT · 30 of 51
    MikeHu to blackbart.223

    I’m surprised it’s not better known, but the cure one doctor claimed for fibromyalgia, seems to address most of the autoimmune conditions, of which arthritis is one of the most common.

    Illness is usually associated with the thickening of the mucus in the body, and as the body become diseased, injured or just ages, the mucus seems to thicken in the body, which is the lubricant for movement in the body, and is particularly notable lining the passageways of the respiratory and digestive systems.

    When one has a cold or the flu, the mucus in the lungs and respiratory get thick with mucus, as well as (arthritis-like) body pains. Thinning or liquefying the mucus, restores the body to proper functioning and good health.

    The curative agent is guaifenesin, which is the ingredient in cough medicines that does that one thing — liquefying the mucus so that one can eliminate it. Many other herbals also have this curative property — of doing nothing more than thinning the mucus in the body, which as it thickens, is the diseased condition — usually thought to just be symptomatic.

    So when I heard about this doctor’s cure, I tried it immediately not because I had crippling back pain and an old football knee injury that never healed right, and the pain went away and never came back, nor have I had problems of bronchitis, colds, or flus since — when all my life previously, they had been my chronic afflictions, along with arthritis, back pain, etc.

    Fifteen years before I attended the doctors presentation on his cure, I had discovered personally that Robitussin (guaifenesin) made me feel very good, and recommended others try it until I informed my doctor, who said I should not take cough medicine regularly because it was habit-forming. But when I attended the doctors lecture on his cure for fibromyalgia, he was certain that guaifenesin had no negative longterm side effects, and so I also adopted that protocol of taking guaifenesin regularly, and since then, have not experienced arthritis pain, or any of those other chronic disfunctions that plagued me all my life — and I don’t seem to be aging in the normal pattern of stiffening up, getting phlegmatic, etc.

    Others I have suggested this protocol also note that regular intake seems to eliminate many of the chronic conditions they have come to accept as the normal process of aging.

    The other well-proven protocol, are supplements that thin the blood, which is the rationale for taking daily doses of aspirin, headache and pain relievers.

    Guaifenesin should not be mistaken for other indgredients used in cough medicines, with designation of DM, PE, etc., as they have powerful other properties. But guaifenesin seems to have no other effect but to maintain the desirable liquidity of the cells, tissues and organs, which as they solidify, becomes dysfunctional.

    This might be the unifying theory for why cells, tissues, organs break down — as the first line of explanation and defense, since the medical establishment, offers no satisfactory cure or treatment.

  • iPad components cost at least $259

    04/07/2010 1:27:38 PM PDT · 33 of 38
    MikeHu to Wooly

    Save yourself a few bucks:

    Buy all the parts and put it together yourself.

  • Dealing with Dementia - - Asking for FR experience, advice

    04/05/2010 2:46:35 PM PDT · 65 of 116
    MikeHu to Loud Mime

    What struck me about dementia patients was that they seldom moved their heads.

    If they are still responsive, get them to move their heads as far to the left as possible, and then to the right, preferably to effect a 360 degree head movement while standing, or 180 degree range of movement lying, and something between 360 and 180 if done seated.

    The other plane of movement is up and down, for 180 degrees or more, for a 50 count.

    Maintaining full range head movement, engages and implies the effective control of all the muscles and movement in the body.

    Preferably, they should do that as soon as they awaken and get out of bed, and I’ve seen people with very little movement recover virtually all movement, starting in this fashion.

    Full range movement left to right, up and down, and then as they recover, fists, palmward and then knuckeword, foot movement, toe raise and heel raise — and if one can maintain and increase the range at those parts of the body, prognosis is good for recovery and improvement.

    With full range movement, one will noticed the contraction and relaxation that produces a blood flow to/out of that area, which all the usual “mental” or thinking only exercises cannot effect.

    This similar atrophying of the neck muscles and circulation occurs with most people wo do not exhibit full range head movement — which is the distinguishing quality of vibrant, healthy people. It is movement specifically at the extremities, that are the markers of health — and all that conventional exercise, does little good — for increasing the circulation and functioning at these vital parts of the human body.

    As long as they are responsive and can maintain those movements with increasing range as their objective, the prognosis is good, for recovery from strokes, and other impairment of movement, atrophy, and dysfunction.

    That is the base level of responsiveness to determine if they are still responsive and capable of willful movement and action.