INTERESTING: Fifty percent of what we just taught you were wrong

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Salt Restriction Increases Heart Disease Deaths and Hospitalizations
By Dr. David Brownstein
January 1, 2016

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Since graduating from medical school in 1989, I have come to the conclusion that much of what I was taught was wrong.  In fact, at my medical school graduation, the dean said, “Fifty percent of what we just taught you were wrong, your job is to figure out which part was correct and which was incorrect.” When medical students come to my office, I always encourage them to question everything I tell them and, furthermore, to question what they have been taught.

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Wow, this does nothing to inspire confidence in “medicine”.

It wasn’t that way in injineering skrule!

And, add the Gooferment’s gigantic interference in the medical marketplace and my confidence drops even further.

So, I guess we do need IBM’s Watson to “help” doctors like the TV commercial says.


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INTERESTING: 2010 case resolved

Monday, December 28, 2015

Eagle Scout finds state park gunman’s remains in Utah cave 5 years later
Published December 25, 2015  Associated Press

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Shumway, a 23-year-old Utah Valley University student, told The Associated Press than he and his 15-year-old brother had decided to spend two weeks over winter break searching for Arellano — a mission their police officer father helped with five years earlier. An outstanding $30,000 reward for Arellano was part of the draw, Shumway said.

“For a poor college student, that’s pretty appealing,” he said.

Shumway added that resolving the case was a big thing for the Moab community. “There’s lots of closure that would come with finding this guy because no one really knew if he was dead or alive,” he explained.

Shumway, an Eagle Scout who grew up exploring caves and canyons in the area, said he was confident he could find Arellano’s body after studying the case and discussing the search area with his father.

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I find this interesting.

One, the original “manhunt” was obviously useless.

Two, imagine dying alone in the back of a dark cave?

Three, how much other “reward money” is just waiting to be found?

Four, it all started from a “no camping zone” violation. Argh!

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INTERESTING: Ep. 551 Michael Malice and Tom Debate Hamilton in NYC | Tom Woods

Saturday, December 12, 2015

An excellent 90 minutes in American History class.

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INTERESTING: Prevent fainting by drinking water?

Friday, November 20, 2015

How to Prevent Fainting

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Syncope, otherwise known as fainting, is the sudden, brief loss of consciousness caused by diminished blood flow to our brain; that occurs at least once in about one in five people, and in about one in ten may happen over and over, responsible for millions of emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Though sometimes fainting can be caused by heart problems, most often it’s triggered just by standing (because blood pools in our legs) or strong emotions, which are called vasovagal reactions. Under certain circumstances, such as blood donation, syncope has important medical and societal significance. More than 150,000 people experience fainting spells or near-fainting spells each year when they’re giving blood. So, it would be good to find a way to avoid it. But, if you think that has medical and societal significance, what about fainting when you’re driving? It goes without saying that losing consciousness while driving can pose a serious threat to the patient and society. Of a group of folks getting tested for it, 9% reported they had lost consciousness while driving.

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Is there anything we can do to prevent the symptoms in the first place? Do we have to wait until we’re all dizzy, clammy, and nauseous? Well, speaking of cheap, safe, and effective, just drinking water can prevent it. So, if you know needles make you whoozy, five minutes before you get stuck, chug down two cups of water, which can dramatically bring pressures up within minutes in people who are predisposed to fainting, and has similar effects in normal healthy adults.

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I’m astonished. I never knew this. While I never had any trouble donating, I’ll keep this in mind.

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INTERESTING: A “woman” manipulates a “man”

Monday, October 12, 2015



Today, I was having a bagel and coffee.

A man, “obviously” Grandpa, having a snack with a young female child Sophia about age 8 would be my guess.

He sits down and tells her to sit across from him. 

(Why I have no idea. Mistake number 1 — give an order that may not be obeyed.)

She sits two tables away.

After several interactions, he “compromises” half-way and sits at the table next to her. 

(Mistake number 2 — “compromise”. Shows the original order wasn’t important!)

After several more interactions, he sits at “her” table.


(Mistake number 3 — capitulation. Demonstrating this was a waste of time.)

Guess “women” learn “man – ipulation” early in life.


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INTERESTING: “Direct Care” delivers staggering cost-effective results

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Capitalism vs. American Health Care
7th September 2015
Tom Woods

For episode 481 of my show I talked to Dr. Josh Umbehr, whose practice in Wichita, Kansas, will knock your socks off, for reasons you’ll see below. The cost savings he and his patients enjoy because they stay away from insurance and government are absolutely staggering.

Today Dr. Umbehr wrote to say, “I’ve been on NPR, Fox News, TIME, Sean Hannity’s radio show 8x…and none have resulted in as many emails, or social media responses as yours. Your following is nothing short of outstanding and I’m very grateful for the impact it will have on spreading the word about direct care.”

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But how do I find a “direct care” doctor in Keene New Hampshire?

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INTERESTING: Could atherosclerosis be due to chronic infection

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Health & wellbeing
Mummies know best: the pharaohs giving up their secrets about heart disease
A study of the arteries of ancient Egyptians has challenged the received wisdom that the illness is simply down to unhealthy modern lifestyles
David Kohn
Monday 31 August 2015 03.00 EDT

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In 2008, Greg Thomas, a cardiologist from California, was in Cairo for work. While there, he visited the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities with another cardiologist, Adel Allam of Al Azhar University in Cairo. They came across the mummy of King Merneptah, a pharaoh who lived 3,200 years ago. The description on Merneptah’s case said he had suffered from atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque on artery walls. Both men were sure this must be wrong. How could an ancient Egyptian have had heart disease, when most of the risk factors for the disease – obesity, unhealthy diet, smoking and lack of exercise – did not then exist? But could they prove it?

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As they continue to expand their work, the Horus researchers emphasise that many key questions remain unanswered – including the origin of the mummies’ atherosclerosis. Thomas and Finch suspect that pre-modern heart disease was caused not simply by genes or ageing, but by another risk factor, one that modern societies no longer face: widespread chronic infection. From tests on tissue samples, they know that many mummies typically had one or more chronic infections, including malaria, tuberculosis, worms or other microbes. One teenage Egyptian mummy had four serious parasites – a level of disease that would be astonishing today.

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Wow, this will completely turn the “science” on its head.

You really “don’t know what you don’t know”.

Fascinating stuff.

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