Silent But Healthy

The last day of mental clarity and I would like to talk about a thing that we all do…..most of us pretend we don’t but….we do.

To What function do you think I refer?

The breaking of wind….the passing of gas…….flatulence……yes….that is right!………. a FART!

There seems to be some new scientific evidence has been discovered….

To put it one way, small doses of hydrogen sulfide help keep cells healthy and thus help ward off maladies such as dementia, diabetes, and even cancer. To put it another way, “smelling farts could be the best thing you do today,” as per CNET. As the Independent explains, researchers at the University of Exeter discovered that while hydrogen sulfide—the stuff produced in the gut that causes gas—is toxic in large doses, it’s actually quite beneficial in smaller ones. Specifically, it preserves mitochondria, which are vital to cell life.

“Although hydrogen sulfide is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a health care hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases,” say the Exeter scientists. They’re not asking people to sniff appropriately. Rather, they’ve developed a compound called AP39 designed to deliver just the right dose of the stuff to cells. Studies on actual humans come next, but in the meantime, it might pay to thank that guy in the elevator for saving your life, writes Laura Stamper at Time. “Or not.” (In related news, an opera singer’s ill-timed flatulence led to a lawsuit.)

Okay, I want to know….how do you convince people to give you money to do a scientific study on farting?  I gotta get my name on that damn list.

Any feed back from my millions of readers?

A Victory For Vets?

We all are well aware of the veterans and their plight….the government has failed them in so many ways…..but we need to point out right here that the Obama admin is not alone…..both parties have been beyond negligent……….

And the the Congress got involved with their photo ops they call hearings……they have even voted on a few bills that effect the vets……most of them have been defeated in the House….but then one magical day a miracle may have happened……

Are you sitting down? Good. Because the House just passed a high-profile bill unanimously. The bill allows veterans to seek treatment outside the Veterans Affairs system using government funds, Politico reports. It closely resembles a bipartisan Senate deal struck between Bernie Sanders and John McCain. The final vote tally was 421-0.

“I cannot state it strongly enough—this is a national disgrace,” said the bill’s chief sponsor, Republican Jeff Miller of Florida, according to the Modesto Bee. He is chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee. “We often hear that the care that veterans receive at the VA facilities is second to none,” added the committee’s top Democrat, Mike Michaud of Maine. But “as we have recently learned, tens of thousands of veterans are not getting in.”

Personally I will be cautiously happy with the vote….but these guys do not do things that are right….but rather those that are political expedient……

There is another shoe in this vote….I just have not figured it out just yet…..I am working on it!

WASHINGTON: Audit: 57,000 vets waiting more than 3 months to see doctor | National Security & Defense | McClatchy DC

We all have an opinion on the treatment of our veterans….some are disgusted, like me and others see it as a way to attack someone politically….that also I find disgusting.

This story just makes me want to go to DC and grab a couple of the twats that we elected and shake the living shit out of them.

 

WASHINGTON: Audit: 57,000 vets waiting more than 3 months to see doctor | National Security & Defense | McClatchy DC.

All Those Medical Conspiracies

There have been a wealth of medical stories over the years and they seem to get to conspiracy level thanx to Obama and the Dems attempt to bring health care to all citizens…..from death panels to throwing grandma off a cliff……some are just plain paranoia nd others are just out right LIES.

Let’s look at some of the more ‘popular’ ones from the net…….

Think a US spy agency has infected black Americans with HIV? Or cell phones cause cancer and the government secretly knows? You’re not alone: Roughly half of Americans believe in one or more medical conspiracies, according to a new survey. Two researchers asked 1,351 adults whether they knew or believed in the two theories above, and four others:

  • Powerful forces are using genetically modified organisms to lower the Earth’s population
  • Regular vaccines cause autism
  • US regulators prevent Americans from obtaining natural cures
  • Companies dump unhealthy chemicals into the environment via water fluoridation

 About 49% of participants said they believe at least one of those theories, Reuters reports. Lead author J. Eric Oliver says that’s because conspiracy theories are easier to grasp than medical information. But he didn’t dismiss the theorists, and noted their interest in alternative medicines—a fact doctors should acknowledge because the conspiracy-theorists may be less likely to follow a prescription. “One of the things that struck us is that people who embrace these beliefs are not less health conscious,” Oliver told NPR. “They’re just less likely to embrace traditional medicine.”

Almost all of us appreciate a good conspiracy….it makes life so much more tolerable……but there needs to be a point where we need to look for answers to some of the more far fetched of them……but will we?

The Pain Of It All

Today is Sunday and keeping with the topic of the weekend…..drugs.  If you are old enough to appreciate drugs then this is for you.

Ever since Katrina crushed my leg I have been dealing with pain….lots and lots of pain…….I have tried just about every pain med the is…….Loritab, Tramadol, oxymorphone and morphine……..so far I am sad to say that morphine seems to give me relief…….not that I would ever want to be tied to an opiate……but if I am to function daily….I must succumb to the side effects of the drug……..

There is some ‘good’ news on the horizon……I guess we could call it good news….especially for those with massive pain…….

Move over, morphine. Someday, we may be turning to carnivorous snails for our pain-killing needs, a study suggests. Australian researchers have found that a drug made using venom from ocean-dwelling cone snails may be 100 times as powerful as top painkillers morphine and gabapentin, which are currently used to ease chronic nerve pain born from injury, cancer, diabetes, and other diseases, AFP reports. What’s more, the drug, based on peptides called conotoxins that reside in the snails’ venom, is thought not to have the addictive properties of other painkillers, the Sydney Morning Herald notes. So far, though, the drug has been tested only on rats. “We don’t know about side effects yet, as it hasn’t been tested in humans. But we think it would be safe,” says lead researcher David Craik. A test on people is at least two years off, he notes; still, the finding could lead to a “whole new class of drugs capable of relieving one of the most severe forms of chronic pain that is currently very difficult to treat”—and one taken orally. Another drug made from conotoxin is already approved for use on humans, but it requires spinal cord injection. (Meanwhile, a painkiller that one expert says “will kill as soon as it’s released” is slated to hit shelves this month.)

Let me see….there is a toad I can lick and get screaming messed up, right?  And now there is a toxic snail…what will that go for….by the pound or gram……?

Battle Of The Bulge

Yea….the weekend has arrived and I can kick back and let my mental process take a much needed break…….from the incessant drumming of a missing plane with NO credible info or the insanity of the people we call ‘politicians’……

If you are getting older then you are fighting or have fought the battle of the bulge….those extra pounds that come from getting up in age….it is okay…it is something that happens like growing hair in places that you ever had hair in the past……and with those pounds has come the worry of how you look or how it will effect your health and in turn we start looking at all kinds of schemes to lose those pounds…most of which are scams, at best…..but a recent study has found an answer and it is a great way to enjoy yourself……

The plant tequila is derived from could play a role in fighting obesity, and it doesn’t involve getting people so drunk they forget to eat, researchers say. Natural sugars found in agave appear to protect mice against obesity and type 2 diabetes, Fox News reports. The sugars, known as agavins, acted as a dietary fiber and were not absorbed into the bloodstream, leading researchers to believe they could be an ideal artificial sweetener for obese or diabetic people. “In certain circumstances, artificial sweeteners are useful in helping people maintain glucose control,” an expert tells MedPage Today. “If this is all true, it sounds like it could be another additional tool for people with diabetes.” The researchers say “agavins have a great potential as a light sweetener,” though two big obstacles exist: They aren’t that widely available, and they aren’t very sweet. And if you’re an agave syrup fan, take note: That syrup is very different from agavins; the researchers liken it more to high-fructose corn syrup.

Bottoms up and get with the program!

Have a great weekend, my friends.

“I Like Big Butts”

Sir Mix-a-lot singing in my head…………

My weekend continues and I am having a relaxing two days….doing some gardening, some running around and some just plain laziness….It is wonderful!

I am always amazed at the lengths people will go to to feed their vanity…boob jobs, tummy tucks, face lifts, Botox, …..are we so worthless because our self-esteemed is tied to our looks?

I was in a gym a few years back to pick up my father who was rehabbing from a stroke….while I waited I watched a guy bench press a small VW….when finished he yelled and look at me and asked…..I can do 310 what about you?  I looked at him and replied….”READ A BOOK”.

Any way I digress….I read something the other day that made me just chuckle…even though it was tragic …..I could not help myself……

A New Jersey woman has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault after administering a fatal silicone injection. Tamira Mobley, 28, who says she is a beautician, injected silicone into the buttocks of college student Tamara Blaine, 22, in a pay-by-the-hour New York hotel room. The July procedure was the fourth in a year, the New York Times reports. This time, the silicone entered Blaine’s bloodstream, an autopsy found, resulting in embolisms and asphyxiation. She had a seizure and died in the hospital. Blaine was charged yesterday, and a criminal complaint says she injected “numerous other women, over the course of two years,” with help from Internet advertising. It’s the latest in a string of similar cases that often see industrial silicone—”the stuff you are taking to grease your garage door with,” says a plastic surgeon—injected into the buttocks. In another sad note, after a month of searching, Blaine’s mother apparently only discovered her daughter’s death from the hospital bill, DNAinfo reports. “When I lost her, nobody helped me,” says Lola Blaine.

A sad report….but you know it does not surprise me in the least……and that is the truly sad part….I expect stupid in the name of vanity.

Poll: Interest in Obamacare on rise among uninsured | Al Jazeera America

With the horrible rollout of Obamacare…I am sure that there is some good news in there somewhere and of course it is something that the opposition would rather not see in the printed page…..so just to piss them off….I submit…..

Poll: Interest in Obamacare on rise among uninsured | Al Jazeera America.