Saturday, May 28, 2016

Post Surgery Brain Fog in Seniors - A possible quick fix

A study published earlier this year discovered that general anesthesia can increase the risk of dementia and the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease when it’s administered to the elderly – by as much as 15%. Researchers concluded that preoperative evaluations must be taken to determine whether they should even have general anesthesia.

Another study showed the percentage of developing dementia was actually much higher – 35%. Researchers note that some anesthetics might trigger inflammation of neural tissues that lead to cognitive decline. This decline may not be fully realized until several years after the anesthesia was administered. Could a drug used to help kids focus assist seniors in recovery from surgery, anesthesia and the dull drums associated with the ageing process?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kombucha recipe

Kombucha recipe

You can make a Kombucha brew with sugar, tea and a culture (a symbiosis of bacteria and yeasts). Its taste can range from something similar to champagne (complete with a head of foam), a refreshing light wine through to strong apple cider vinegar, depending on the fermentation time, the amount of sugar and type of tea that you use in the brew. The older, tart tea is more acidic and has a higher level of healing properties than a young, mild and slightly sweet brew.

You need not be too concerned about using sugar in the recipe. In a strong, tart tea, brewed over 10-14 days, only 3% of the sugar remains. 97% of the sugar is consumed and converted by the culture.

Friday, May 13, 2016

I wrote this "short comment" below a YouTube video discussing Transcendental Meditation

Yes friends the Zimmermaniac has been meditating the Transcendental Meditation technique for 41 years. It has saved my life and made me whole.  Not just pretty words!  At age sixteen I was a colossal mess. A typical Greenwich Connecticut fuck-faced narcissistic self deceptive jerk.  I was a materialistic, status seeking, money grubbing, republican racist with stress levels reaching that of Mad Men on a deadline.  I was deeply traumatized by familial indifference, and incapacity to love even though they desperately wanted to.  Victorian values slammed our home with propriety, perfectionism and workaholic alcoholism to destructive levels. To any on-looker our family seemed just fine.  But it was not and I was on a fast track to very dark things. This is my T.M. story.


You know kids, knowledge only comes with study, but a technique like T.M. requires no study and sets us up to assimilate what view and learn to see more broadly into the connections between what is leaned and what we already know. T.M. expands the awareness of the entire mind. We literally see, witness and absorb more from our senses. Colors are brighter, patterns are sharper. It's like getting a hi definition TV upgrade. T.M. occasionally has a down-side that is not politically correct to discuss. One, in my educated opinion, must take a break from T.M. after a year or so. It is very powerful and can create depression and anxiety conditions by entering the Absolute too often. Each individual can evolve only as much as his or her mind will allow. If we push the mind/soul too hard with too much T.M. it can create neurosis, depression and anxiety conditions. However it does not mean T.M. becomes useless. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Veganism Sucks

7 Things That Are LIkely To Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

When I gave up meat in 2009 to do the Gerson Therapy for seventeen really fucked up health issues I had no idea what I was in for. I did not get the skyrocketing energy levels promised, I did not get the not so painless weight loss promised and ironically I did not get the "newly found feeling of joy and happiness" as is reported by so many new Vegans. They say that these are just some of the things you experience (read about it) but the benefits, as fucking strange as it may sound are sadly undeniable.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Making Vitamin K2 at Home. Naturally.

From Dr. How Much Vitamin K2 Should You Consume?

You can obtain all of the vitamin K2 you need (about 200 micrograms) by eating 15 grams of natto daily, which is half an ounce. It's a small amount and very inexpensive, but many Westerners do not enjoy the taste and texture.

If you don't care for the taste of natto, the next best thing is a high-quality K2 supplement. Remember, you must always take your vitamin K supplement with fat since it is fat-soluble and won't be absorbed without it.Although the exact dosing is yet to be determined, Dr. Vermeer recommends between 45 mcg and 185 mcg daily for adults. You must use caution on the higher doses if you take anticoagulants, but if you are generally healthy and not on these types of medications, I suggest 150 mcg daily.

Making Natto at home in a nut shell.

It is not that difficult to successfully home brew Natto once you understand the absolute minimum requirements.
Temperature – This is the most critical factor in making Natto and any fermenter will probably agree. During the fermentation cycle, the temperature of Natto should be kept in the range between 38 – 45 C (100-113 degrees F). While many “How To” documents says around 40 (104 F), it is OK to keep it higher. Important is not to get below 38 degrees. However, if you keep it too high (more than 45 C), your Natto will be less sticky.
Time – Fermentation process should take approximately 24 hours. However, this is definitely experimental. I have tried to brew it for up to 48 hours and it all worked with slightly different results.
Aging – While you can eat the beans any time, for the better experience, age Natto for at least 24 hours in the fridge.
Soybeans – Use organic and Non GMO soybeans. Actually, this should be the number one rule and I think you know why.
Natto-kin (Starter) – Make sure that you have very active Natto-kin available.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bergman takes the fear out of cancer (It just does not get better than this)

Dr. John Bergman delivers an epic talk on cancer.  He educates, and gives perspective on this very misunderstood thing called "cancer."  Called the "C-word," Americans have been conditioned to fear cancer as though it were some kind of terminal disease!  Well I'm waiting for that smirk of WTF on  your face.  Ahhh... there it is.  Well cancer isn't some kind of terminal disease.  What's terminal is your immune system ALLOWING cancer cells to go rogue.  We all have cancer in our bodies, and most folks over 50 have tumors somewhere in their body but a healthy immune system keeps it all in check.  So don't think of cancer as the enemy or something that you have to fight, beat or kill.  Cancer cells are part of our internal landscape without which we would be very unnatural biological entities. While they never may become your best friends thinking of cancer cells to be unusual or slightly different neighbors that need to be watched might be a better approach.  Check out John in this excellent video.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Be New! Being True to the Present Moment

Be New by Being True to the Present Moment

Key Lesson: Starting life over begins with bringing a conscious end to all lingering relationships you may have with old thoughts and feelings that want you to keep seeing your life through their eyes.

Free Yourself from the Tyranny of the Past

Our task, if we want to be free human beings -- if we want a life in which we no longer carry around with us "what he did," "what she didn't do," "what never worked out" -- begins with discovering that there can be no real freedom for us until we understand the nature of the tyranny of the past that still lives within us. One of the main areas of this unchallenged dictatorship that still holds us captive is our inability to forgive.