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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 03 December 2015

 Health and Fitness 
News and Science

Updated August 14 

Latest News Below

 

Our goal here is to provide the best information how to deal with internal and external threats to your health. But why?

 

FIELD GRADE
Our greater goal is to attain "Field Conditioning." Field Conditioning is an advanced state of fitness where we are capable of moving and operating effectively across great distances over all types of terrain, at high or low altitude, in hot, cold, wet or dry conditions over extended time spans  nder all seasonal conditions while carrying the weight required to withstand the conditions and safely reach our goal. 

In "Field" status we can take some shots and keep rocking. But this is an "ideal" state of conditioning that is typically achieved by well-trained backpackers during their trips.

The reason is that it takes a four-season schedule of wilderness engagement to maintain field conditioning all year round. During certain times of the year we only be able to maintain "gym" fitness, which is a few levels below "Field" status.

At other times will will slide below "gym" status.

 

The Forum
Successful backpacking & wilderness exploration requires a high degree of health & fitness, among other observational, planning, and the various trail skills and assets we explore across these sites.

 

EVOLVE your TOOL
Taking any steps towards your wilderness potential brings a bit more fitness, if not clarity through engagement. I am a firm believer anyone can make it to their own mountaintop from out of the shadows of their darkest valley (or deepest couch) by taking one simple step at a time.

Health and fitness are very important factors in this evolution.

 

BACK to the SOURCE
Shifting our attention to address the fundamental physical framework and social issues that create our state of health and understanding of the deep role Natural Engagement plays in determining all aspects of our health and fitness is the first step in the transition from couch to trail to mountaintop trails. 

Nature set the scene determining what we needed, then gave those tools to us. Now we have abandoned both the scene and the tools.

Those trails, and the physical and psychological worlds they entail, are Natural forums worthy of a lifetime of engagement. You owe yourself, and the world which created you, no less than your best reflection of its physical and spiritual beauties.

How about that,
&
Happy Trails!

 

 

Note for April  through July of 2017
Anticipate a HUGE MOSQUITO YEAR in the Sierra Nevada 

Also See
Skeeter and Tick News

Mountain Safety

 

 

 

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Updated

 

August 14

 

Arthritis on the rise,
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, August 14, 2017.

 

 

 

Evidence on cannabis for chronic pain and PTSD,
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, August 14, 2017.

 

 

 

August 10

Is That You, Dr. Moreau?

Easy Genetic Manipulation
The Most Dangerous Technology?

Researchers use CRISPR to manipulate social behavior in ants,
CELL PRESS, August 10, 2017.

We will use this as we've used all Nature's treasures and subliminal secrets. We'll kill, injure, and manipulate each other as we consume the Spirit of Nature.

I imagine scientists around the world are editing human genes as I write.

 


Amazing Nature
First DNA Spinner and Folder?

Microbe may explain evolutionary origins of DNA folding,
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, August 10, 2017.

 

 

August 7

 

Just because it is legal does not mean it’s safe 
Just, moral, or ethical...

Marin, other U.S. water supplies targeted by advocacy group over safety,
Marin Independent Journal, July 5, 2017.

 

 

The Bacterial World

With genetic morph, a weird type of anthrax has emerged—and it’s on a rampage,
It’s killing wildlife in African rainforests and may wipe out some chimp populations.
Ars Technica, August 7, 2017.

 

 

 Amazing Nature

Women have more active brains than men,
IOS PRESS, August 7, 2017.

 

 

You are what your grandmother ate: Intergenerational impacts of prenatal nourishment,
FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, August 7, 2017.

 

 

Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing,
FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, August 7, 2017.

 

 

 

August 2

The Great Diet Mystery
Starvation Longevity

It's not just what you eat, it's what's eating you,
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, August 2, 2017.

An amazing interelationship between environment (smell,taste, & work), the digestive system, cellular activity, and aging.

Now think about what “triggers,” or drives these relationships. The basic parameters are “calories in” and “calories out,” being the calorie demands of the environment (work) vs. calorie availability/input (fuel). These factors are under the control of the individual in most first-world countries, being how much they choose to eat and exercise.

Most modern Americans eat a lot and do very little work. This has proven to be deadly.

Now, “science” is making a big deal because folks who control their diets and work live longer. I refered to it as the, "The Great Diet Mystery," above.

Science is amazing. I sometimes wonder what I would do without it. I already knew the “moral” of this story before science explained the “mechanics” of why common sense and wisdom "work."

I see this situation, this relationship between food, activity, health, and aging as a classic “chicken and egg” situation. Neither outcome came "first," as one type of behavior almost always leads to the just and proper physical and metabolic consequences.

High Sierra Backpacking tunes the mind, body, and spirit for the most ideal balances between food and work, between action and consequence, and finally, I believe this personal enagement is necessary for healthy balance within every human, and between each of us & Nature Itself.


Smelling FoodScent Activated metabolic processes?


The KEY

 

 

Health, Fitness, & Booze
Moderation Beneficial 

For white middle class, moderate drinking is linked to cognitive health in old age, 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO, August 1, 2017. 

 

 

Health, Fitness, & Climate

Risk to Europe's most dangerous pathogens revealed,
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL, August 2, 2017.

We have already seen epic spread of diseases and their vectors.

Climate Destruction News

 

 

New Era of Starvation

Millions may face protein deficiency as a result of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions,
HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, August 2, 2017.

Climate Destruction News

   

 

July 31

 

HEAT EFFECT
“Overwhelmingly Negative”

Climate change expected to increase premature deaths from air pollution,
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, July 31, 2017.

"Our finding that most models show a likely increase in deaths is the clearest signal yet that climate change will be detrimental to air quality and health,"

I'd say "death" is a clear signal...

"In addition to exacerbating air pollution-related deaths, climate change is expected to affect health through changes in heat stress, access to clean water and food, severe storms and the spread of infectious diseases."

All are already happening, and accelerating and expanding.

The only way to stop this is to stop the Corporate Growth Machine of Death... which means the only real way to confront our ongoing destruction of our ecology is through ending corporate/billionaire control of politics.

 

Bad Weather-Bad Health

water

sick

 

Climate Change News

 

 

 

July 26

Threat from Without

Researchers develop DNA sunscreen that gets better the longer you wear it,
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, July 26, 2017.

Sunscreen Info

Avobenzone

“Nature-based” Sunscreens

 

 

Threat from Within
How every new antibiotic is rapidly defeated

Identified the component that allows a lethal bacteria to spread resistance to antibiotics,
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICINE (IRB BARCELONA), July 26, 2017.

Short Essay & Links


The Thing
This horizontal gene transfer "sharing" mechanism allows different species of bacteria, all bacteria, to almost instantly share their latest evolutionary resistance developments. Any bacteria that's developed resistance can quickly share that resistance with all other bacterial genus and species.

Source
This problem directly emerges out of our own practices, specifically our commercial uses of antibiotics in agriculture and medical misuse of antibiotics around the world. These practices have already taught lots and lots of bacteria how to defeat our most powerful antibiotic weapons.

The movements of vast populations of humans around the world assures that moving and sharing that bacterial resistance information all around the world cannot be stopped.

These dual behaviors, those of men using antibiotics to effectively create super-bacteria, and spreading this super-resistant bacteria around the world, clearly signals the end of the Age of Antibiotics is upon humanity.

Past & Future
Humans and bacteria have been in a long balance and battle with each other, that the Age of Antibiotics disturbed. Now bacteria have defeated antibiotics after the human immune system has taken a seventy-year long vacation, as resistance to infection was "demoted" as a survival factor or trait.

That vacation is now over, natural human-evolved resistance to infection will again rise as a survival trait, and in the meantime, much of humanity is going to find that they have very little in way of natural, accquired immune-system resistance to infection, nor effective antibiotics to battle the bacteria.

That's a battle humans lose.

But we do have a vast system of factory "farms" stuffed with animals, and vast megacities stuffed with consumers.

We humans seem to believe that creating this state of affaris is, "OK," and continue all the policies and practices that created our current situation.

Now, and for the foreseeable future of humanity, we are going to see exactly how our greedy practices fit within the balances of Nature.

Smallest Tip of the Biggest Iceberg
The changes in climate, antibiotics, and in the birds & bees, the waters and the trees we have experienced all around the world, so far, are only the smallest tip of the iceberg of instability that is only now coming to the surface of human consciousness and experience.
The contradiction at the center of this human-generated instability is the product of the contest between human greed, (individually and in group formations), against the behavioral requirements necessary for optimal outcomes.

Humans individually and in groups have chosen over and over again to strip all of of our planet's resources right now, as quickly as possible, to serve gluttony, greed, and self-gratification today, rather than defer, back off, and preserve some of our resources for greater security tomorrow.

That ship already sailed. Stormy seas ahead, mates.

Our behaviors yesterday and today assure greater instability and insecurity tomorrow.

Persistence

Ag Resistance

Fungus too

 

 

July 25

 

Raccoon Threat

Undetected infection,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SANTA BARBARA, July 25, 2017.

 

 

 

Helmet Head?

High prevalence of evidence of CTE in brains of deceased football players,
THE JAMA NETWORK JOURNALS, July 25, 2017.

We need a name for this condition. It is another form of "Dementia pugilistica," which also needs a new name, better than "punch drunk."

Ars Technica article, 7-27.

Boxing Wiki

 

 

 

July 21

Finding an Accurate Test

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think,
DUKE UNIVERSITY, July 21, 2017.

 

"If these chemicals are as bad for people as many researchers believe, then commuters should seriously be rethinking their driving habits."

 

 Top of News

 

July 20

Persistant Ebola?

“Post-Ebola syndrome” is something else to keep you up at night,
Ars Technica, July 19, 2017.

 

 

 Approaching A Post Antibiotic World

High levels of antibiotic-resistance in Indian poultry farming raises concerns,
BURNESS, July 20, 2017.

Antibiotic News

Resistance

Persistence

 

 

Competition Hormones

Want to win at sports? Take a cue from these mighty mice,
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, July 20, 2017.

 

 

 

July 19

 

My Fellow Test Subjects

Treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater may pollute area water sources for years,
PENN STATE, July 19, 2017.

Well, Jerry uses wastewater in California to water crops...

Let's skip to the heart of this story:
"Specifically, two important types of organic contaminants were found: endocrine disrupting chemicals (nonylphenol ethoxylates) and carcinogens (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)."

Endrocrine Disruptors

Recent Regulatory Debacles

Bottom Line 
These bribed politicians will allow the Oil Industry to poison us and the land, the Nuke industry to irradiate us, Public Utilities (PGE) to blow us up while robbing us blind, the chemical industry to poison us, and the banking industry to loot us, all for the bribes, popularity, and power that corporate corruption brings them.

These are the industries that bribe and control our politicians and political process.

Corporate rule of politics is a serious form of evil.

Sad days in the USA.

 

Why Chicks Crazy

Estradiol-serotonin dance

Why some women are more likely to feel depressed,
THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY, July 19, 2017.

Complex interactions between hormone and serotonin, across a wide range of different population-wide mixtures between these two substances, each of which are so fundamental to identity and feeling. 

Talk about Riding the Tiger... 

 

 

What hurts you makes you stronger...

Exercise packs a punch against inflammation,
WILEY, July 19, 2017.

Contradiction is the Core of Life.
My motto is, "It is not real if it does not contradict itself."

Balancing contradictions is human's true role in Nature.

 

Top of News 

 

July 12

My Fellow Test Subjects

Everyday chemicals linked to chronic disease in men,
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE, July 12, 2017. 

More,
My Fellow Test Subjects

 

 

July 11

ONE of Nature's Cures for Too Many Humans

Incurable gonorrhea is lurking—and we may not see it coming, WHO warns,
Ars Technica, July 9, 2017.

 

 

Take a Walk and Think about It

A new system to estimate the duration of a walk in the countryside,
UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE, July 11, 2017.

 

 

 

July 10

Coffee is Great for You

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, scientist says,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, July 10, 2017.

 

 

 

July 5

 The Twilight Zone(s)

Inherent Perceptive Assets

University of Toronto study shows our faces reveal whether we're rich or poor,
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, July 5, 2017.

Our presence and sensory apparatus respectively put out and collect many levels of information. Is it news that we sense the "qualities" within our surrounding physical and social environments?

No, it is apparent. But the details of the mechanism are both informative and facinating. I like the Twilight Zone!

 

 

Twilight Zone of Health & Fitness

Scent-Activated Metabolic Activity?

Smelling your food makes you fat
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY, July 5, 2017. 

On one side smelling food can make you hungrier, and thus eat more. Scent makes food more flavorful. On the other hand we may have a mechanism whereby scent activates metabolic processes.

Again, this is not news to perfume makers for thousands of years... but potentially deepens our understanding of the intimate ties between environment and experience, and just how deeply one affects the other.

 

 Top of News

 

June 30

The Fast Lane

South African ultra runner Ryan Sandes wins Western States endurance run,
Sierra Sun, June 29. 2017.

 

June 28

My Fellow Test Subjects

WEN hair loss scandal exposed dirty underbelly of personal care products,
Ars Technica, June 28, 2017.

 

“Regulation? NONE”

 

Heath and Fitness “Market”

 

My Fellow Test Subjects

 

 

Our Greatest Danger

 

 

June 27

Roundup-Glyphosate

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous,
AP, June 27, 2017.

More on Roundup below

The Real Danger 

 

 

Avobenzone

Sunscreen creams break down into dangerous chemical compounds under the sunlight,
LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY, June 27, 2017.

 

Humans
Long Distance Travelers

Chimpanzee 'super strength' and what it might mean in human muscle evolution,
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST, June 26, 2017.

 

The Arts of Observation

New research could help humans see what nature hides,
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, June 26, 2017.

"The discovery of highly systematic laws for perception in natural scenes... strong evidence that these computations are done automatically in the human visual system." 

 

 Top of News

 

June 26

 

Keep Moving Well

Greater muscle strength -- better cognitive function for older people,
University of Eastern Finland, June 26, 2017.


 

Using Bat-Dolphin Tech

Exploring the potential of human echolocation,
Acoustical Society of America, June 25, 2017.

 

 

 

June 20

Ancient Health & Fitness

A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3,000-year-old prosthesis,
UNIVERSITY OF BASEL, June 20, 2017.

 

Modern Marketing?

Buyer beware: Antimicrobial products can do more harm than good,
GREEN SCIENCE POLICY INSTITUTE, June 20, 2017.

 

June 19

Anti-Inflammation

Does roasting level affect the antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties of coffee beans?
MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC./GENETIC ENGINEERING NEWS, June 19, 2017.

 

Altitude

Acetaminophen: A viable alternative for preventing acute mountain sickness,
ELSEVIER, June 19, 2017.

 Altitude Acclimation

 

 

Surprise

We are much more unique than assumed,
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM), June 19, 2017.

 Fake Equality

 

 

 

June 16

 Why Kids So Fat & Stupid?

19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests,
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, June 15, 2017.

Why?

 

 

 

June 14

Self Image & Exercise

Want to feel stronger and thinner? Get some exercise,
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA OKANAGAN CAMPUS, June 14, 2017.


Just think of what a 30 day backpacking trip will do.

 

 

 

June 12

"HEALTHY DIET?"

Healthy diet? That depends on your genes,
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, June 12, 2017.

Really?
See;
Keys to the Top of the World.”

We have created a social environment fitting our desires, not our values or needs.

Balancing our desires with our values and needs will drain some of the consequences of our, "disgusting" desires and behaviors out of our minds & bodies.

 

Many have apparently not Found their "Healthy Diet" for their genes

Oceans of Fat

New study finds more than 2 billion people overweight or obese,
INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH METRICS AND EVALUATION, June 12, 2017.

See;
Sugarized Overfatties 

 

 

June 2 

 

Keep Moving

Recreational running benefits hip and knee joint health,
JOSPT, INC. D/B/A MOVEMENT SCIENCE MEDIA, June 2, 2017.

Movement induces greater capacity for movement. We can move more, with similar or less effort. Diminishing movement diminishes capacity. Injury and pain are typical of the additional factors necessary for balancing our, "equation of motion," but move we must! 

So, "not too little, not too much, on a gentle trajectory of increasing motion," is a good approach to take from whatever level of fitness we current reside.

 

 

 

June 1, 2017

Health and Safety

Why Yours and Your Kid's are at Risk

 In California battles over product labels, industry usually wins,
Calmatters, May 31, 2017.

See below, Health and Fitness "Market,"
and 

My Fellow “Test Subjects.”

 

 

May 31 

Some Good News

Killer antibiotic now 25,000× more potent—and resistant to drug resistance,
Ars Technica, May 31, 2017.

 

Top of News

 

May 30


Health and Fitness "Market"

More Costs of Corruption:

Household chemicals may impair thyroid in young girls,
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, May 30, 2017.

How the hell did these chemicals get into our food and packaging? The Chem industry bribed politicians into accepting our posioning, that's how. They own us.

Are you reading about this in the corporate press? I wonder why not… no I don’t...


My Fellow “Test Subjects.”

 

 

More Good News

Common class of chemicals cause cancer by breaking down DNA repair mechanisms,
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, June 1, 2017.

 

Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals, NIH study suggests,
NIH/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, June 1, 2017.  

 

 

 

May 25 

Greatest Dangers?

US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster,
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, May 25, 2017.

 

Our greatest dangers are not dangerous chemicals that flood your body with hormones, not the, "approved" drugs that will kill you, nor even those most deadly radioactive by-products of the nuclear industry.

The most dangerous thing on our planet is man, first those who make such weapons of pain and profitability, and then those corrupted "regulators" who dangerously expose us to them for the profits of their corporate bribers and benefactors.

Those are our gravest dangers. 

We have recently watched

 

Roundup

Cell Phone EM

Wastewater into Wells

Waste-watered Crops

 

...and everything else regulated by politics be made dangerous by the taint of bribery, and rendered untrustworthy for our health and safety, let alone fiscal fidelity.

The Enemy Inside
Our system is completely corrupted, not by "russians," but by internal enemies, corrupted by the bribes of our tax-free corporate aristocracy and their corporations. Hell, our billionaires and corporations are not "technically" above the law,  but that matters little when they make the laws, "enforce" the laws, and stand in "judgement" of the laws.

It follows logically from such "vertical intergration" that no law they make really applies to them. They kill millions and steal trillions, and no one ever goes to jail, let alone is held accountable. Henry Kissenger lives, and walks as a free man.

A Mater of Public Safety
We must end all corporate political bribery, in all its many forms, to restore any degree of reasonable health and safety oversight to the operations of the drug, chemical, energy, communications, agricultural and of course, the nuclear industry. Regulating these industries are just the first steps towards a New, Real Environmentalism.

And Natural Welfare
Everything is in danger. Not just the various industrial and social aspects of human health and welfare, but it is the most fundamental balance of the fertility of the Natural World itself that is ultimately at stake here. We will all live poorly without that.

The Natural World of Nature and the Social World of Man are both taking huge blows and being stripped of their material wealth and complexity of spirit by the organized greed of Man. By our corporate aristocracy and their "globalized" allies.

Fixing the Process
This process of natural destruction will continue until we end the domination of corporate bribery over the politics and politicians of both parties. Only then, after we have "fixed-up" our decision-making process, returning it to democracy, will our decision making process be capable of making decisions that reflect the general welfare of Americans rather than the profits of their corporate aristocracy.

Our government cannot do this in its present corrupted configuration. Our government stands as a mirror, reflecting the greed of its corruptors, rather than democratic values of our Revolutionary forefathers and their placement of soveregnity not in blood or wealth, but citizens.

Those principals of law before men established in our Constitution and Bill of Rights have been eroded to irrelevance through the operation of corporate democracy..

Those documents were, and could only be crafted by men who spent a lot of time in Nature, in the Field, and understood the balances of Man and Nature. We have few such folks today.

 We need them badly today, as never before, to save the values of our country, not to mention the remaining richness and fertility of our Natural World.

 

Top of News

 

Staying Motivated and Balanced 

Rethinking exercise: Replace punishing workouts with movement that makes you happy,
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, May 23, 2017.

Though the above article targets older women, this is an issue for all humans, and involves the "pain-pleasure" balance of "engagement."

This comes down to a "meaning of life" issue for each individual. What degree of pain in the pain-pleasure balance is acceptable? 

I must switch our attention to the time and consistancy factors. Practices, or exercises that were once painful and difficult becomes stimulating-even necessary-as our experience evolves as we spend more time doing it. What we thought difficult or even impossible becomes achievable if we approach it properly.

 

Pain & Pleasure & High Sierra Backpacking 

 

 

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, study finds,
STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, May 24, 2017.

 

 

 

May 22

Himalayan powerhouses: How Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency,
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, May 22, 2017.

Also See
Tibetan adaptations

 

May 16

Nitrogen oxide from diesel vehicles killed a lot of people in 2015, study says.
Ars Technica, May 16, 2017.

The VW thing. Rest assured all the major auto manufacturers are cheating too... It's the Age of Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong and Illegal Labor. Everyone is above our "mutual" laws, sharing only their greed in common...

We Live in the
Age of Cheaters.

 

Top of News

 

 

May 11

 Corporate Press

New safety risks detected in one-third of FDA-approved drugs,
Wa Po, May 9, 2017.

 


Alternative Press

New study: FDA-approved drugs are dangerous,
Jon Rappoport's Blog, May 11, 2017.

 


On Topic

FDA Watchdog Speaks Out on Dangerous Drugs and Docs,
Sidney Wolfe to deliver annual SPH Shine Lecture tomorrow, March 2014.


Fact
The System is Corrupted by Wealth and Cannot be Trusted

 

Endless Corruption

 

My Fellow Test Subjects

 

  

Off Topic

Who in Europe drinks the most?
NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, May 11, 2017.

 

 

May 10

Field Conditioning

High levels of exercise linked to 9 years of less aging at the cellular level,
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, May 10, 2017.

 

 

May 9

"induce non-ordinary states of consciousness:"

Jumping to your death? Motivations of extreme sports,
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, May 9, 2017.

 

 

May 5


EXTREME MOSQUITO THREAT

Mosquitoes surge after rain and heat in Northern California,
Sac Bee, May 4, 2017.

 

 

May 4

Viva La Differences!


Researchers identify 6,500 genes that are expressed differently in men and women,
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, May 4, 2017.

 

Top of News

May 2

 

The science of 'hitting the wall,'
CELL PRESS, May 2, 2017.

 

 

'Exercise-in-a-pill' boosts athletic endurance by 70 percent,
SALK INSTITUTE, May 2, 2017.

More Info

 

 


Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration,
RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA,May 2, 2017.

 

 

April 30, 2017

State Reports First West Nile Case of 2017, Kings County,
April 28, 2017.

 

 


California confirms first human West Nile Virus case of 2017,
Mercury News, April 29, 2017.

 

Skeeter News 

 

 

April 20

Soda Makes You Stupid?

Is soda bad for your brain? (and is diet soda worse?)
BOSTON UNIVERSITY, April 20, 2017.


It’s Just Getting you Ready for the Kill Shot:

Diet drinks and possible association with stroke and dementia,
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, April 20, 2017.

It gets better? More below...

Sugar adds Fat?

"Overfat"

Aspartamane prevents weight loss

 

 

 

April 17

Lyme disease imposes large cost on the northeast United States,
YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, April 17, 2017.

 

 

Top of News

 

April 15

Triclosan, banned from soaps but not toothpastes, may help superbugs in gut,
Ars Technica, April 13, 2017. 

 

 

 

April 12

US streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants,
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, April 12, 2017. 

 

April 10

Bugs
Some bed bugs show early signs of resistance to 2 common insecticides,
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, April 10, 2017.

 

Concern growing for brain-invading worms, spread by slugs and rats,
Ars Technica, April 8, 2017.

 

Top of News

 

April 3

Low-calorie sweeteners promote fat accumulation in human fat,
THE ENDOCRINE SOCIETY, April 3, 2017.

"Low-calorie, artificial sweeteners appear to play havoc with the body's metabolism"

More
Bad Sugar

 

 

Don't Worry, my fellow "Test Subjects!"
Pyrethroid pesticide exposure appears to speed puberty in boys,
THE ENDOCRINE SOCIETY, April 1, 2017.

This "effect" will be "offset" by the Estrogen in the BPA & BPS!
See the next two articles below.

 Wiki

 

 

 

April 1

Dept. of Our Population & Planet are Vast Test Subjects: 
Gender and Liver Confusion

Early-life BPA exposure reprograms gene expression linked to fatty liver disease,
THE ENDOCRINE SOCIETY, April 1, 2017.

"Because these endocrine disruptors are ubiquitous in the environment, a large portion of the population may be affected by developmental reprogramming."

No Kidding? Flooding our environment with "endocrine disruptors" has "reprogrammed" kid's development? Wow, I wonder what that would do to a vast population...

 Ultimately I believe we are seeing the results of this particular "experiment" bringing the rise of a tremendous amount of gender confusion, the “metorsexual,”and uni-gender bathrooms, so far.

 

“BPA FREE”
Test Results Coming in After Public Exposure:

Exposure to BPA substitute, BPS, multiplies breast cancer cells,
THE ENDOCRINE SOCIETY, April 1, 2017.

"Hopes for a safer..BPA" coming to naught as testing AFTER PUBLIC DEPLOYMENT shows BPS is also a powerful endocrine disruptor. Who would have THUNK that? 

Perhaps we should test these chemicals BEFORE we test them on the public? No, that would get in the way of profits, and those profits are what bribes our politicans, who keep the "profits" flowing by preventing rational safety regulation in all aspects of American life.

Crushing your lives is very, very profitable. This bribery and corruption applies in all aspects of "politics," as we can clearly see from the article below, "our" politicians and their corporate-sponsored political parties are for sale to the highest bidder:

 

How to buy the Influence to Legally Kill your Kid:


How $3 million in political donations stands in the way of justice for this boy's death
,
Sac Bee, April 28, 2017.

This is exactly the same process developers and ag interests to make us subsidize their bad dams, that the chemical companies used to poison our children, and that has driven the "Corporate Growth Machine of Death" that has stripped man and Nature bare-ass naked in California.

Yup, that's exactly the same machine of greed and corruption at work for all the worse people, interests, and institutions in our country...

It is clear we require a new Environmental Movement that can deal with the scope and depth of our corruption problem that drives our "environmental" problems.

 

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March 30

Walt Whitman Is Not Impressed By Your Expensive Gym Membership,
Fitness advice from the famous author’s 1858 manifesto.
Bloomberg, March 30, 2017.

 

 

 

March 29

Journal: Researchers can track hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM, March 29, 2017.

More below

 

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Bad Weather-Bad Health
'Weather whiplash' triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest's drinking water,
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, March 29, 2017.

Climate Change News

 

 

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March 28

Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury,
YALE UNIVERSITY, March 28, 2017.

 

 

 

March 24

Paying for pain: What motivates tough mudders and other weekend warriors?
JOURNAL OF CONSUMER RESEARCH, March 22, 2017.

 

 

 

March 23

We have been "Rounded-Up,"
Poisoned, yet again, by "our" bribed politicians...
Weedkiller chemical (glyphosate) safety standards need urgent review,
BMJ, March 23, 2017.

 

What Do We Really Know About Roundup Weed Killer?
Nat Geo, April 23, 2015.

We KNOW we have been poisoned, again, by bribed politicians...

 

 

 

MIT Researcher: Glyphosate Herbicide will Cause Half of All Children to Have Autism by 2025,
Health Impact News, March 23, 2017.

We know that bribed politicians cannot be trusted at all.

 

 

 

March 21, 2017

Number abilities in humans, birds and fish are based in brain's subcortex,
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST, March 21, 2017.

 

 

 

March 16, 2017

58 million Americans are exposed to loud, frequent noises, including firearms, at work and home, BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, March 16, 2017.

 

Multi-year study finds 'hotspots' of ammonia over world's major agricultural areas,
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, March 16, 2017.

Climate Change News 

 

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March 15, 2017

Nation's physicians act against climate change; it's making patients sick,
BURNESS, March 15, 2017.

Climate Change News

 

 

 

Physical activity levels may start tailing off by age of 7 in both boys and girls,
BMJ, March 13, 2017.

 

 

 

March 8, 2017

Modernity

Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors associated with cardiometabolic risk factors,
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI, March 8, 2017.

 

 

 

Ancient Wisdom

Fish, selective hunting strategies and a delayed-return lifestyle among ancient foragers,
LUND UNIVERSITY, March 8, 2017.

 

Asprin and Penicillium! 
Dental plaque DNA shows Neandertals used 'aspirin,'
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE, March 8, 2017.

 

REMEMBER WHY
Why Such Memory Capacity?
Memorization tool bulks up brain's internal connections, Stanford scientists say,
STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, March 8, 2017.

 For “Card Tricks?” (No. See articles above, to reflect the complexity of Nature.)

 

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March 3, 2017

Bribed Tools
State kept secret guidelines on safe cell phone use,
SF Chron, March 3, 2017.

Corruption Reigns in California

 

 

February 27, 2017

Superbug infections rising rapidly and spreading silently in kids,
Ars Technica, February 27, 2017.

 

 

February 25, 2017

High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats,
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY, February 24, 2017.

 

First systematic study of deadly, antibiotic-resistant fungus reported,
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, February 23, 2017.

 

 

February 18, 2017

Food additive found in candy, gum could alter digestive cell structure and function
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, February 16, 2017.

For mosquito repellents, stick with the spray
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, February 16, 2017.

 

 

February 15, 2017

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
SANFORD-BURNHAM PREBYS MEDICAL DISCOVERY INSTITUTE, February 15, 2017.

 

Researchers unravel how ticks protect themselves from Lyme bacteria and other microbes
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, February 14, 2017.

 

Banned chemicals from the '70s found in the deepest reaches of the ocean,
NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY, February 13, 2017.

 

February 13, 2017

HEALTH
Get Back to Nature’s Clock

Can't get to sleep? Pitch a tent for the weekend,
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, February 2, 2017.

 

Crap wrapped in Crap…
Psych and Chemical Attack on American Kids

Food and beverage industry marketing kids to death,
HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF CANADA, February 1, 2017.

New study finds extensive use of fluorinated chemicals in fast food wrappers,
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, February 1, 2017.

 

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HEALTH
Micro Chemical Warfare

Malaria superbugs threaten global malaria control
INFECTIOUS DISEASES DATA OBSERVATORY, February 1, 2017.

 

Repurposing 2 autoimmune drugs for chikungunya virus
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, February 1, 2017.

 

Substance in crude oil harms fish hearts, could affect humans as well,
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, January 31, 2017. 

 

HEALTH
On Foot and In Flight

New study connects running motion to ground force, provides patterns for any runner
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, January 31, 2017.

How stressful will a trip to Mars be on the human body? 
NASA/JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, January 30, 2017. 

 

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January 31, 2017 

Nature-based sunscreens,
WILEY, January 30, 2016.

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted,
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, January 26, 2016.

 

January 16, 2017

BAD Sugar

Close to half of adults and one quarter of kids in the US regularly consume artificial sweeteners, ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, January 10, 2017.

 Sugar
Wow:

“Overfat”
“...overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health...”

Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat,
FRONTIERS, January 3, 2017.

“...current data to suggest up to 76 percent of the world's population is overfat. This amounts to an astonishing 5.5 billion people.”
“...as little as 14 percent of the world's population with normal body-fat percentage...”

 

Fake Sugar for Fake Folks

I knew these fake sugar chemicals were dangerous when I first encountered them in the ‘70s.


Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks,
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, January 3, 2017.

More Information

Aspartame

http://aspartame.mercola.com/

 saccharin

 sucralose

 Series of Informative Articles on Artifical Sweeteners

Food Politics
http://www.foodpolitics.com/tag/artificial-sweeteners/


Health for Sale
Rumsfeld involved in approval of aspartame

 

The KEY
If you eat you must work. If you work you must eat. You must balance work and food over a long term pattern of activity and eating. The status of your weight, fitness, and overall health is the direct product of your long term balance between activity and eating. Establish a good long-term balance and long-term health will follow.

Trying to eat more than your level of activity justifies by substituting “diet,” “low fat,” or other ways of getting more gratification than you deserve makes you fat, slow, and eventually, stupid. The real source of problems are the pursuits of unengaged gratifications of a "consumer," vs. the engaged life and gratifications of a Human.

One feeds the mind, body, and soul while the other makes a mockery of you, your life, and the very concept of deeper values than your own self-satisfaction.
The singular goal of consumer self-gratification removes context and meaning, while an approach of, "balancing," inputs against outputs creates and builds context out of determining your own values and interpreting your own experiences in motion through life, ideally within a natural environment.

 

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Do exercise 'weekend warriors' lower their risks of death?
THE JAMA NETWORK JOURNALS, January 9, 2017.

 

December 20

Design:
Arctic Inuit, Native American cold adaptations may originate from extinct hominids,
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS), December 20, 2016. 
I have been aware that I am a “fat burner,” and well adapted to cold for quite some time. My knowledge of my attributes affects my behavior today. It’s interesting to think that these ancient genitic traits may well be affecting individual’s experiences, their behaviors, and their decision making process today as they did in the distant past.
 

Nutrition data review shows red meat has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors, PURDUE UNIVERSITY, December 19, 2016.

 

December 2

Modern hunter-gatherers show value of exercise,
University of Arizona, November 28, 2016.
 

Nepalese porters do it the hard way,
The Company of Biologists, November 16, 2016.
 

Aspartame may prevent, not promote, weight loss by blocking intestinal enzyme's activity, Massachusetts General Hospital, November 22, 2016.

 

'Minimal' shoes may reduce running injuries,
University of Exeter, November 21, 2016.
 

Survey: 1 in 4 vacations includes a trip to the ER,
MediaSource, November 21, 2016.

 

 November 17, 2016

Scouts and guides have better mental health in later life, study finds.
University of Edinburgh, November 9, 2016.

 

November 1, 2016

Study finds mild exercise helps decrease pain and improve activity level in older adults,
 Hospital for Special Surgery, October 31, 2016.


Exercise and healthy diets associated with better cognitive functioning,
Oxford University Press USA, October 31, 2016.


Minimal exercise can prevent disease, weight gain in menopausal women
 University of Missouri-Columbia, October 17, 2016.


Time for another hike, grandma!
But not too hard:

 Exercising the elderly heart: No value in overexertion,
 Springer, October 16, 2016.


We Gotta Make this Impossible:

Pollution exposure is higher in city kids who are active, finds study,
Columbia University Medical Center, October 26, 2016.


Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young adults,
 American Heart Association, October 25, 2016.

Moving our manufacturing from clean EPA
USA to filthy China was just brilliant,

 Brilliant I say! 
Mission Accomplished!

 

August 4, 2016

Brains of overweight people 'ten years older' than lean counterparts at middle-age,
University of Cambridge, August 4, 2016.

 

August 3, 2016

Research shows new neurons created through exercise don't cause you to forget old memories,
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, August 3, 2016.


Exercise results in larger brain size and lowered dementia risk,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES HEALTH SCIENCES, August 2, 2016.


July 31, 2016

Apollo astronauts experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular-related deaths.
Study suggests exposure to deep space radiation likely the cause
,
Florida State University, July 28, 2016.


The Lancet: One hour of physical activity per day could offset health risk of 8 hours of sitting,
The Lancet, July 27, 2016.


Could the deadly mosquito-borne yellow fever virus cause a Zika-like epidemic in the Americas?
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News, July 26, 2016.



The mysterious farting.
Scientists have figured out how gaseous substances in the human body affects psyche and behavior, Lomonosov Moscow State University, July 26, 2016.




Mental, physical exercises produce distinct brain benefits,
Center for BrainHealth, July 18, 2016.

 

May 25, 2016

Human Health, Fitness, and Potential

Study: Regular exercise at any age might stave off Alzheimer's,
University of Kentucky, May 16, 2016.


20-year study shows that higher levels of fitness reduce the risk of developing of diabetes and prediabetes,
Diabetologia, May 16, 2016.


Being fit may slow lung function decline as we age,
American Thoracic Society, May 16, 2016.

 

April 19, 2016

Nature sings the lead
Socially meaningful sounds can change ear, improve hearing, study finds,
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, April 25, 2016.


Asleep somewhere new, one brain hemisphere keeps watch,
BROWN UNIVERSITY, April 21, 2016.


Strength training helps older adults live longer,
PENN STATE, April 20, 2016.
 

 

The more you run, the denser your bones will be,
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, 4-19-16.

 

April 14, 2016. 

Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind,
University of Waterloo, 4-7-16.


Few children get 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity daily,
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus, 4-5-16.


Exercise counteracts sitting time,
University of Leicester, 4-5-16.


Born to run? Study suggests love of exercise starts in the womb,
Baylor College of Medicine, March 31, 2016.


Exercise keeps muscles -- and you -- young: Study,
University of Guelph, March 30, 2016.


 

Feb 18, 2016.

Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men,
University of Missouri-Columbia, 1-11-16.
 

Does living near an oil or natural gas well affect your drinking water?
Stanford University, 1-15-16.

 

Feb 11, 2016.

Sustained aerobic exercise increases adult neurogenesis in the brain,
Academy of Finland, 2-8-16.

Like Backpacking…

Physical activity reduces risk of serious falls in older men,
Yale University, 2-3-16.

Higher fitness linked to reduced risk of death after first heart attack,
Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2-1-16.

Researcher warns US could see substantial impact of Zika virus,
Boston University Medical Center, 2-1-16.


Estrogen, antibiotics persisted in dairy farm waste after advanced treatment, study finds, University at Buffalo, 2-10-16.



Pharmaceutical residues increasingly disrupt aquatic life: A hidden global change,
Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), 2-8-16.

 

 Updated Jan 29, 2016. 
 

Why you won't lose weight with exercise alone,
Cell Press, 1-28-16.

 

Regular exercise critical for heart health, longevity,
American College of Cardiology, 1-18-16.

 

December 18, 2015

Long nights and lazy days could send you to an early grave.
Research from 45 and Up Study finds new hazards with sitting time and sleep,
December 3rd, 2015, Sax Institute.

New report finds 43 percent increase in ADHD diagnosis for US schoolchildren,
Girls showed a sharp rise in ADHD diagnosis during eight-year study period,
December 8th, 2015, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

 

IDIOT ALERT

American Stupidity Quantified
Distracted walking: A serious issue for you, not me,
December 02, 2015, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

“ "Today, the dangers of the 'digital deadwalker' are growing with more and more pedestrians falling down stairs, tripping over curbs, bumping into other walkers, or stepping into traffic causing a rising number of injuries--from scrapes and bruises to sprains and fractures,” said Alan Hilibrand, MD, AAOS spokesperson.”

This was the same attitude when the 55 mph speed limit was imposed. Folks said, “everyone but me should do 55.”

Nonetheless, A disengaged person in motion is a self-defined idiot.


Walking Well:

Study highlights the importance of physical activity and aerobic exercise for healthy brain function,
December 02, 2015, Boston University Medical Center.

My perspective:
No big deal. Just keep moving. Problem is, our society has become fat and lazy. and now research is linking stupid with fat and lazy.

How about that?
You can exercise your way to using the intellectual assets you do have!

No big deal. Just start moving, then keep moving… and never stop!


RELATED
How much TV you watch as a young adult may affect midlife cognitive function,
The JAMA Network Journals.

 

Gotta Keep the Pack-Hanger Strong:
Study: Low-weight, high-repetition exercise increases bone density up to 8 percent in adults,
Oct 26, 2015, Portavoce Public Relations.

Study: Strength of brain connectivity varies with fitness level in older adults,
November 5, 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Little Porkers Need to Hike:
Obese kids young as age 8 show signs of heart disease,
Nov, 10, 2015, American Heart Association.


So do the Geezers,
Exercise program in senior centers helps decrease participants' pain and improve mobility, Nov, 7, 2015, Hospital for Special Surgery.

Fitter legs linked to a 'fitter' brain,
Nov, 9, 2015, King's College London.



This will Change the NFL & all Contact Sports:
Concussions in kids are detectable by blood test,
Nov, 9, 2015, Orlando Health.

 

Gotta Keep the Pack-Hanger Strong:
Study: Low-weight, high-repetition exercise increases bone density up to 8 percent in adults,
Oct 26, 2015, Portavoce Public Relations.

 

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