Take responsibility for your one precious life – β glucan

From the main page of https://www.betaglucan.org/, a compilation for researchers: “Beta Glucan extracted from yeast cell wall, can be a potent immune response potentiator and modulator. A common test to determine a glucan’s immune response potentiation effectiveness is the measure of the degree to which a glucan increases the nitric oxide burst, a pathogen killing … Continue reading Take responsibility for your one precious life – β glucan

Take responsibility for your one precious life – Vitamin D3

Where to start among 6,489 studies and reviews published during the past five years, results from a PubMed search of “dihydroxyvitamin D3.” How about: “Vitamin D plays a fundamental role in body calcium and phosphorous homeostasis, ensuring proper functioning of the skeletomuscular system. Pleiotropic activities include: Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties (predominantly downregulation of adaptive and … Continue reading Take responsibility for your one precious life – Vitamin D3

Take responsibility for your one precious life – Zinc

This 2020 Russian review highlighted clinical data on zinc known before this year: “Zinc is known to modulate antiviral and antibacterial immunity and regulate inflammatory response. Zinc possesses anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting NF-κB signaling and modulation of regulatory T-cell functions. The most critical role of zinc is demonstrated for the immune system. Zinc regulates proliferation, … Continue reading Take responsibility for your one precious life – Zinc

Restrict information in the name of science?

A Stanford researcher was annoyed that we live in the 21st century, and advocated we return to previous centuries’ information-flow check valves of wise old men. No doubt the publishers of and subscribers to the Journal of the American Medical Association applauded the same old tired prescription. Ten instances of the word “should” in the … Continue reading Restrict information in the name of science?

May you be the hero who solves your own problems

This 2019 Germany/US review subject was the failure of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy: “Each mental disorder raises its own host of issues. However, recent evidence across multiple meta-analyses on key mental disorders provides an overarching picture of limited benefits for both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Some differences for specific disorders are not strong enough to weaken the … Continue reading May you be the hero who solves your own problems

Online dating cuts out the middlemen

This information is from a 2019 prepublication Stanford study: “We present new data from a nationally representative 2017 survey showing that meeting online has continued to grow for heterosexual couples, and meeting through friends has continued its sharp decline. As a result of the continued rise of meeting online and the decline of meeting through … Continue reading Online dating cuts out the middlemen

A flying human tethered to a monkey

Ponder this drone photo of “a flying human tethered to a monkey” ground drawing made over 1,000 years ago as reported by National Geographic and excerpted by the Daily Star: 1. Aren’t the geoglyph and its description pretty good expressions of our evolved condition? Especially since it’s the interpretation of people who lived more a … Continue reading A flying human tethered to a monkey

Differing approaches to a life wasted on beliefs

Let’s start by observing that people structure their lives around beliefs. As time goes on, what actions would a person have taken to ward off non-confirming evidence? One response may be that they would engage in ever-increasing efforts to develop new beliefs that justified how they spent their precious life’s time so far. Such was … Continue reading Differing approaches to a life wasted on beliefs

Beyond Belief: Why do we accept being propagandized?

Continuing to read Dr. Arthur Janov’s May 2016 book Beyond Belief: “p.13 Beliefs are medicine for the hopeless. They attenuate despair, vitiate loneliness, and dissipate helplessness. p. 14 We need hope more than we need truth. Beliefs divert us from past traumas and current pains because inside the belief lies hope. p.15 Hope is..’the meaning … Continue reading Beyond Belief: Why do we accept being propagandized?