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

 

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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, under all seasonal conditions, while carrying the weight required to withstand these environmental conditions, feed ourselves well, and safely reach our goal. 

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High Altitude Medicine: Half Acetazolamide Dosage Sufficient

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

 

Himalayan Altitude Sickness Warning - Indian Army
Himalayan Altitude Sickness Warning - Indian Army, Wiki by Sistak
Wiki by Sistak

 

Mountain Sickness Medicine

Cutting the standard dose of medication for acute mountain sickness in half does not reduce its effectiveness,
Elsevier, March 11, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Altitude Sickness
“...10 to 25 percent of trekkers and climbers ascending above 2,500 meters experience AMS, increasing to 50 to 85 percent in individuals ascending above 4,500 to 5,500 meters, especially when the ascent is rapid.”

Acetazolamide
“...acetazolamide is the standard agent of choice for prophylaxis against altitude illness.”

Side Effects
“...the medication also has problematic side effects, especially at high doses.”

“...paresthesia, altered sensation of taste, frequent urination, headache, nausea, and rash have been found to be more common at higher doses and can lead to safety concerns at high altitudes.”

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Training Beyond Exhaustion can Prevent Learning

HEALTH & FITNESS RESEARCH

Don’t Over-train

Training beyond exhaustion can prevent learning,
eLife, March 5, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Over-training
"...we set out to disentangle the effects of fatigue on performance of a task from its effects on the ability to learn and get better at it."

Hurts for Days
"...muscle fatigue caused by overexertion when practicing a skill can affect the task in hand and impair learning afterwards."

Pinch Test
“The researchers asked 120 people to learn a pinch-force task over two days.”

"...they found that those people who had reached the point of exhaustion performed less well using both their fatigued and unfatigued hands.

I’m Tired
"This suggested that fatigue impairs motor skill learning mechanisms in the brain."

“...fatigue may affect the formation of memories that help people to retain new skills they have learned.”

Overtraining Bad
“We have shown that learning in a fatigued state results in detrimental effects on a person’s ability to acquire a new skill.”

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Widespread Endocrine Disruptors Killing & Damaging Boys & Their Dog’s Sperm

HEALTH & FITNESS

Endocrine Disruptors DEHP & PCBs Killing & Damaging Dudes & Their Dog’s Sperm

PCBs, Polyvinyl Chlorides, EVERYWHERE
 Corporate Corruption Kills Man & Nature.
The, "Health & Safety," Policies of, "our," corporate-bribed political parties and politicians make Skully a much more appropriate symbol for them than any Burro or Elephant.

 

Corporate Political Pirates are Poisoning Our Planet

The, “Profitability,” Principal, (ie, bribery), rules our, “regulatory framework,” (ie, politics), not the, “Precautionary” Principal, The RESULTS:

Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study finds,
University of Nottingham, March 4, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

“...a 50% global reduction in sperm quality in the past 80 years.”

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Endocrine Disruptors and Plastics Everywhere, In Deepest Ocean Trenches

HEALTH & FITNESS

Endocrine Disruptors Everywhere

"Skully"
The Flag of the Corporate-Chemical-Corruption Pirates:
Corporate Corruption Perverts & Kills Man & Nature
 Corrupted Regulatory Apparatus allows Dangerous Chemicals in Everything
"Skully"
"Skully," is the, "battle flag," a representative symbol, and practical result of Our Bribed & Corrupted Political Regulatory Apparatus allowing Dangerous Chemicals into Everything, among many other dangerous policies (!), that are highly detrimental to us and our environment's health, our wealth, and everything's welfare.

 

Heavy Plastic and Endocrine Disruptor Distrubition.

Everywhere!

 

A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches,
The Atlantic, February 27, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

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Yeast Converted into THC Factories, & Weed Good for Senior Citizen Medical Issues

HEALTH & FITNESS

Two Weed Stories
1> Yeast turned into THC Factories, first below.
2> Weed Great for Senior's Medical Issues, second below.

Old School
 Living in the Past with non-toxic urban agriculture
Living in the Past: Non-Toxic Urban Agriculture...Old School THC, "factories," AKA. plants.

 

Yeast Converted into THC Factories

Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids,
University of California - Berkeley, February 27, 2019.

Main Points

Money Factories, er, Yeast Factories
New Products
“...synthetic biologists have engineered brewer's yeast to produce marijuana's main ingredients--mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD--as well as novel cannabinoids not found in the plant itself.”

"...the possibility of new therapies based on novel cannabinoids: the rare ones that are nearly impossible to get from the plant, or the unnatural ones, which are impossible to get from the plant."

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Antimicrobials Suck: Just Wash Your Frigging Hands...

HEALTH & FITNESS

Danger-Danger: Corruption Kills Man & Nature
 Skull and Crossbones symbol of death brought by the Greedy.
Corrupted Regulatory Apparatus allows Dangerous Chemicals in "Consumer" Products

 

Antimicrobials Suck: Just Wash Your Frigging Hands...

Chemical added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment,
Washington University in St. Louis, February 21, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Bad Anti-Microbials
“...a chemical that is supposed to kill bacteria is actually making them stronger and more capable of surviving antibiotic treatment.”

Triclosan put in Everything
“Triclosan is the active ingredient responsible for the “antibacterial” property marketed on many consumer products. It is added to toothpaste, mouthwash, cosmetics and even to clothing, baby toys and credit cards with the intention of reducing or preventing bacterial growth.”

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UW Study: Exposure to Glyphosate in Roundup Dramatically Increases Cancer Risk

HEALTH, FITNESS, & REGULATORY CORRUPTION

 

Scene of the Crime
The Glyphosate Molecule
 The glyphosate molecule. Credit Monsanto & Benjah-bmm27 for the image.
Credit Monsanto for glyphosate & Benjah-bmm27 & Wiki for the image.

 

We’ve Been, “Rounded-Up”

UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer,
University of Washington. February 13, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

“Exposure to glyphosate--the world's most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup--increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent...”

“...a comprehensive review of existing literature--and focused on the most highly exposed groups in each study. They found that the link between glyphosate and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is stronger than previously reported.”

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Exercise Improves Thinking Skills of People as Young as 20

HEALTH, FITNESS, EXERCISE, & NATURAL ENGAGEMENT

Fix them All with your Regularly-Used Wilderness Backpack...

Exercise may improve thinking skills in people as young as 20,
American Academy of Neurology, January 30, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

“Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling or climbing stairs may improve thinking skills not only in older people but in young people as well...”

“...positive effect of exercise on thinking skills may increase as people age.”

Executive Function Improvements
“The specific set of thinking skills that improved with exercise is called executive function. Executive function is a person's ability to regulate their own behavior, pay attention, organize and achieve goals.”

Engage Nature
"As people age, there can be a decline in thinking skills, however our study shows that getting regular exercise may help slow or even prevent such decline."

Clear Results
“Researchers found that aerobic exercise increased thinking skills.”

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My 5g Cell Phone Health Concerns Run Deep

HEALTH & FITNESS

5G Phone Rollouts are, "Happening."

CELLPHONY
 a Samsung Galaxy J5 (left) and an iPhone 6S (right). Photo by Senado Federal.
Two smartphones: a Samsung Galaxy J5 (left) and an iPhone 6S (right). Photo by Senado Federa, Wiki.

Direct to Two Reference Articles

Yes it Is
All the proof you need that 5G phones are coming in 2019,
c/net, February 8, 2018.

Cities Quick, everywhere else, Slow
5G hype is coming. Don’t fall for it.
Android Authority, August 26, 2018.

 

My Cell Phone Health Concerns Run Deep

5G Health Effects: Is This Wireless Technology Even Safe?
Dr. Axe, September 21, 2016.

MAIN POINTS

“I don’t think it’s clear that there are health risks, but it’s also not clear that there are no health risks.”

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GMO: Creating Foods that Can Eat You, Each Other, & Destabilize Nature, Too...

HEALTH, FITNESS, & FRANKENSTEIN FOOD SCIENCE

All Our Basic Staples are now GMO
Top ten Genetically Modified Foods, by Raw for Beauty.
Top ten Genetically Modified Foods, by Raw for Beauty.

 

Creating Foods that Can Eat You, Each Other, & Destabilize Nature, Too...

Molecules of GM food can accumulate in human digestive tract and enter cells of body,
Far Eastern Federal University, January 17, 2019.

 

MAIN POINTS

What
“...study the potential risks of genetically modified (GM) products. Scientists have published a review of research papers on the fate of the DNA derived from GM food and feed entering the human body and animals.”

Genetically Modified YOU
“...the DNA of GM products can survive harsh processing and digestive conditions. Some of them can get into the human body, combining with the DNA of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Scientists have discovered the presence of such DNA in the blood stream and tissues of humans and animals.”

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Scary Reality of US Medicines Tainted with Germs, Glass, Carcinogens & "Mystery" Particles

3RD WORLD USA

And Our Corporate Elite’s “Global” Supply Chain...

“Scary” reality: Meds tainted with germs, glass, carcinogens, mystery particles,
"Our drug quality is probably not what we think it is."

Ars Technica, January 7, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Medical Poisons
"An investigation by Kaiser Health News...reveals a frightening record of medicines in the US being tainted with dangerous bacteria, mold, glass shards, rubber bits, cancer-causing chemicals, mysterious powders, and worrying metal particles....medications with too much or too little ingredients—or simply the wrong ingredients entirely."

The Politicians are Bribed into Submission
“FDA records and lawsuits suggest that drug makers can easily game the inspection system, mislead inspectors, lie about where drugs are manufactured, or outright sabotage inspections.”

Where Your Drugs Come From
Corrupt Manufacturers in Japan, India, and China...

“...made in overseas facilities, which are often feared for being the source of safety and quality issues.”

 

Bottom Line

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Health News: Bacteria found in Ancient Irish Soil Stops Superbugs

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS & RESEARCH

Irish Antibiotic Supersoil Bacteria
Swimming Clean in a Sea of MRSA
Irish Supersoil bacteria swimming clean in a sea of MRSA, G Quinn, Swansea University.
The Supersoil is the brown spot inhibiting the spread of the MRSA which is surrounding it, by G Quinn, Swansea University.

Irish Antibacterial Supersoil

Bacteria found in ancient Irish soil halts growth of superbugs -- new hope for tackling antibiotic, resistance,
Swansea University, December 27, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

Irish Supersoil Effective Against Superbugs
“...soil from Ireland long thought to have medicinal properties have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics, including MRSA.”

They have named the new strain Streptomyces sp. Myrophorea.

Boho Highlands
“...originated from an area of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, which is known as the Boho Highlands. It is an area of alkaline grassland and the soil is reputed to have healing properties.”

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Chemical Industry has put Endocrine Disruptors in Everything

DIRE CHEMICAL THREATS to HEALTH & FITNESS

Chemical Industry has put Endocrine Disruptors in Everything

Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls,
UC Berk Dept Public Health, December 5, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier...“

Study
“...followed 338 children from before birth to adolescence to document how early environmental exposures affect childhood development.”

Developmental Dysfunctions
“Over the past 20 years, studies have shown that girls and possibly boys have been experiencing puberty at progressively younger ages. This is troubling news, as earlier age at puberty has been linked with increased risk of mental illness, breast and ovarian cancer in girls and testicular cancer in boys.”

Girls
diethyl phthalate and triclosan
“...daughters of mothers who had higher levels of diethyl phthalate and triclosan in their bodies during pregnancy experienced puberty at younger ages. The same trend was not observed in boys.”

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GROWING TO PHYSICAL & PERSONAL DESTRUCTION: Megacity Morons of Mexico City

GROWING TO PHYSICAL & PERSONAL DESTRUCTION

Megacity Morons of Mexico City

Air pollution in Mexico City is associated with the development of Alzheimer disease,
IOS Press, December 21, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

Relentless Alzheimer's Pathology
“...concerns over the evolving and relentless Alzheimer's pathology observed in young Metropolitan Mexico City (MMC) urbanites.”

THIRD WORLD SHITHOLE
“Metropolitan Mexico City is an example of extreme urban growth and serious environmental pollution and millions of children are involuntarily exposed to harmful concentrations of PM 2.5 every day since conception.”

Alzheimer’s in Two Decades
“Non-P-Tau exhibited significant increases with age, an important finding in a young population where axonal changes are present and AD hallmarks are evolving steadily in the first two decades of life. Non-P-Tau is potentially an early biomarker of axonal damage and AD axonal pathology in highly exposed young populations.”

Building our Own Third-World Shitholes
LA, PHOENIX, TEXAS...
“In the USA alone, 200 million people live in areas where pollutants such as ozone and fine particulate matter exceed the standards.”

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Plastics Degrade into Nano Particles

HEALTH, FITNESS, & PLASTIC DISINTEGRATION

Plastics Degrade into Nano Particles

Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles, study finds,
Lund University, December 19, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

Fate of Trash Plastic
Macro or Micro?
“The research community is divided on whether the degradation process stops at slightly larger plastic fragments - microplastics - or actually continues and creates even smaller particles.”

Nano!
"We have been able to show that the mechanical effect on the plastic causes the disintegration of plastic down to nano-sized plastic fragments."

Nano Food Chain
“...in an earlier study from Lund University, researchers showed that nano-sized plastic particles can enter the brains of fish and that this causes brain damage which probably disturbs fish behaviour.”

“The emphasis of a number of other recent studies from the research community has been on microplastics and their increased distribution among organisms. There are now intense attempts to also identify nanoplastics in the environment.”

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Chemicals Secretly Known by 3M to be Very Bad for Health, Distributed Everywhere, Now in Everyone

WATER NEWS

3M’s PFAS, “Teflon & Scotchguard”

Secretly Known by 3M to be Very Bad for Health, Distributed Everywhere, Now in Everyone

Cancer-linked Chemicals Manufactured by 3M Are Turning Up in Drinking Water,
Bloomturd, November 2, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

3M
3M manufacturing plant along the banks of the Mississippi River in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.

PFAS
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
The "Forever" Chemical
"3M’s factory had been churning out some varieties since the 1950s for the water- and stain-repellant Scotchgard. 3M also sold its PFAS to other companies to make Teflon, outdoor gear, greaseproof food papers and firefighting foams. The company stopped using some kinds in 2002, but has since made others. And the same property that makes them so effective in consumer products—one of the strongest molecular bonds ever discovered—means they are almost impossible to get rid of  and don’t break down in the environment."

PFAS Accumulate in Nature and Humans
"...“forever” chemicals had long been detected in most people’s bodies, research has shown how they accumulate  and can take years to leave."

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Tick News: Oh-Oh, New, Nasty-Assed Tick in Eastern US

HEALTH & SAFETY: TICK NEWS

 

UPDATED
New Tick has Vast Range

 

ORIGINAL STORY

Oh-Oh, New, Nasty-Assed Tick in Eastern US

Asian Longhorned Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) Asian Longhorned tick, Penn State Extension
Photo Credit: Thanks, Penn State Extension
 

Two Stories: New York Times & Ars Technica

 

An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.,
New York Times, August 6, 2018.

"...is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the heavily populated suburbs of New York City."

"It’s not known when or how long-horned ticks reached the United States, nor why the species is spreading so fast now."

"In theory, just one female could have produced all the long-horned ticks spreading in the country through asexual reproduction. But Dr. Egizi said she has found three mitochondrial DNA lineages, meaning at least three females arrived."

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HEALTH NEWS: Weak Fat Children Around World, & 88% of American Adults Metabolically Unfit

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS

Two Research Reports

1> Weak Fat Children Around World

2> 88% of American Adults Metabolically Unfit

 

Updated
December 10
Science Tracking Tech Tards

 

 

1> A Technological Wonder!

Fat , Weak Children Around World

Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe,
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, November 26, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“Children around the world are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development...”

“…compared 49 countries from six continents to assess global trends in childhood physical activity in developed and developing nations...”

Modern Zombie Fatasses
“...modern lifestyles – increases in screen time, the growing urbanization of communities and the rise in automation of previously manual tasks – are contributing to a pervasive public health problem that must be recognized as a global priority.”

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