Chinese invasion in the US?; and what is the Overton Window?
Includes some of my work that I think is important- and should be openly discussed on the public forum instead of being suppressed.
A couple important posts and a discussion of the Overton Window and topics I have covered that seem to be on the not okay to discuss side of the metaphorical window.
Fentenyl and young Chinese men are being smuggled into the US and if apprehended, they are released anyway by the Biden administration.
Where are biosafety labs (BSL-3 and BSL-4) around the world? …at least the ones openly publishing on PubMed? Answer: Mostly in the US with China as runner-up.
Women in medical care - underpaid compared to men. One reason may be more time spent on the unbillable service of answering patient questions…which may then lead to fewer complications and increased payment for caring for the complications. The article on Medpage does go a little way towards suggesting that we, collectively, need to reconsider what Healthcare providers are paid to do.
We should reconsider adding neurotoxic fluoride to our drinking water too.
The Overton Window would be what I have been on the other side of, I think.
» What is considered okay for public discussion and what is not? What is on the other side of the Overton Window of acceptable public discourse?
We need new topics to be included in the public forum.
» Endocrine disrupting chemicals, glyphosate, organophosphates, BPA, and other real reasons for hormonal changes and mental illness or chronic disease need to be on the agenda for discussion.
The narrative controllers use empathy for the ones with the condition as a reason to never talk about possible causes or prevention strategies. “Prevent Me? ~ HOW dare you say that?” - was the type of feedback I got when I was working on my autism list of potential causal factors - like Bee colony collapse it seemed to be a long list rather than only vaccines. The vaccine injured were also mad at me because I was talking about stuff besides vaccines in relation to autism.
You can’t win for losing. So rather than giving up or giving in, just give it another go.
- old saying paraphrased.
I did change direction from autism specific to more general chronic degeneration prevention. I had noticed Alzheimer’s and autism had misfolded proteins in common and got frustrated with the over 200 failed attempts to make drugs that reduce the amyloid - yet did not help the patient much. Part of the problem is mice are not enough like humans so what may help a mouse may not help a human.
And shoveling out a stall daily will leave a dirty stall the next day as long as the horse* is still in the barn (*the cause of chronic inflammation). Metaphor used in a previous post, which one though? This one: Dementia less bad, or statin use an unidentified confounding variable? (substack.com)
Iodine deficiency and the old lie/research error:
"Wolff–Chaikoff effect," is another not up for public discussion topic, and scientists who focus on iodine are harassed subtly, not funded or openly messed with by the government agencies who can mess with a clinician who does research.
Post: Iodine and an old lie, still being spread (substack.com)
Important post in general and prenatally: Iodine in pregnancy & lactation; also estradiol, anandamide and female tendency for a good mood. (substack.com) *I just changed the post title after rereading it. There is a lengthy section that explains postmenopausal mood changes towards less bliss.
Cannabis and clinical endocannabinoid deficiency has also been an ongoing topic I’ve written about.
Is it Addiction or Starvation? effectivecare.info.
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency, (CED), and phospholipids.
Cannabinoids & blood vessels – and LongCovid. *links on transcendingsquare but would also be in my Substack archives, I just didn’t look there first.
Additional point - scalp eczema with overactive inflamed sebaceous glands is a symptom of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency.
A topical THC/CBD ointment for muscle pain helped relieve a patch of painful eczema bumps on my scalp. My hair got greasy applying it to the scalp but two days of it helped reduce the swelling and promote healing of the shabby area. The swollen sebaceous glands eczema is not treated currently by mainstream medical and you are just expected to suffer quietly with it. The problem did occur more often among LongCovid patients and would likely be due to antiphospholipid antibodies having been created leading to a new onset deficiency of endocannabinoids which are phospholipids in part.
When your “medical care” just keeps telling you that causes aren't known, or you are a crazy hypochondriac, then seeking more information for yourself just makes sense.
I have had the itchy scalp bumps off and on all my life and only learned of the cannabinoid connection when looking into “LongCovid Fingers”. That seems to be a lack of the THC equivalent with an excess or presence of the CBD equivalent leading to an imbalance in endocannabinoid signaling and hypoxia in the extremities, a little like frost bite - the body tries to protect the more important areas of the body and lets the fingers and toes do without oxygen instead.
Sharing my unusual genetics in part is to try to give a real person example of the health problems that can be caused by gene differences in metabolism, or resolved when the missing substance is provided. It is genetic discrimination to treat me differently because I have an endocannabinoid deficiency and use an external source of cannabinoids. It is genetic discrimination at a federal level to make the best source illegal or a controlled substance.
I shared a health problem recently when I thought I was having a heart attack, but was electrolyte imbalance and muscle cramps with tachycardia. I stupidly took a prescription medication that was not mine and I was unaware of the how risky it is, and made myself worse. Oh well. I survived. It was stupid though, an accident and maybe panic leading to stupid thinking.
This post: Scope of practice is a safety circle; Banking meltdown and other financial news. (substack.com)
I started smoking my medical marijuana again a day later as the withdrawal since having been on olanzapine briefly has been dangerously bad - akathisia/suicidal thoughts, uncontrollable mood and behavior, for about three or four days. I cannot do that while being a caregiver for my parents, or really anyone, or cats. I am a patient too and had simplified my life when I had only me to try to maintain (with the histamine excess problem still a mystery to me). I can’t handle stress the way I used to when working full time even with the histamine issue stabilized on a low histamine diet.
The new genetic screening info suggests that I should try a supplement of the histamine enzymes as I have alleles in both types. Then I might be able to eat a more varied diet.
But I would still need to avoid vitamin A and carotenoids, gluten for autoimmune thyroid issues and albumin for autoimmune molecular mimicry reasons too. Regaining health was a series of discoveries and changes over many years. Age 38 was a particularly low point for fibromyalgia pain and high point for excess weight. Going totally without marijuana for a year led to 100 pounds regain at one stage of my yo-yo weight history. Endocannabinoids are involved in appetite control. Dopamine can be involved, excess may increase binge eating. So late night snacking might have been a combination of too much social media stimulation and too many pieces of nicotine lozenge. The nicotine increases dopamine too and effects the gut negatively sometimes - queasy gut makes me want to try to eat something to settle my stomach.
Apple cider vinegar, one spoonful in a glass of water, can be a good way to ease an upset stomach - if plain water seems upsetting.
Nicotine may also help some types of genetic differences - if not used in excess. It is a toxin in excess.
I am missing use of nicotine lozenges, those I haven’t restarted but have missed. MInt gum, the standard smoking cessation tool has been helpful. I got loads of writing done over this last year. Getting banned from Twitter was not all bad. I do get sucked into it. Dissociative people can be more at risk for getting lost in a creative zone of any type. I stopped reading fiction because it is hard for me to put down the book before the end of the book is reached.
Nicotine has a helpful effect on concentration for me. My acetylcholine also tends towards low genetically. Taking phosphatidylcholine might help. I don’t have any currently, but it was one of the gene alleles in the 3x4 Genetics screening. It would also be genetic discrimination then to treat me differently because I use nicotine as an external source of an nAChR agonist. It helps me concentrate and get quality work done - that is my function as a writer and researcher being aided, not deteriorated by a mind-altering substance.
My mind has problems from birth and altering its function a little can help - just I do need to not overdo either marijuana or nicotine because of other effects they can cause. If people cannot relate to me at this level of acceptance, then it is better for me to let them go. I function as well as I can and currently am being asked to do too much as cargiver for two high-need patients, for anyone, of standard or excellent function. That is the real problem - my stress load is too great at this time. I have asked for an additional private duty shift, but workers are limited, hopefully. My parents are not in a nursing home in part because beds hadn’t been available. Some are now, but you know what? Probably because someone died. My dad was dying when he was discharged onto Hospice home care - but he slowed down his rate under my dietary care.
About the 3x4 Genetics report:
The report by the 3x4 Genetics company is nice but in summarizing valuable detail can be lost. The report picks three top issues to discuss, and gives an overview of any others, which might be many others, viewable online in a dropdown menu. Link: My 3x4 Genetics Report - it shows that my life has been uphill climb against excess weight - easy to gain, hard to lose. (my Dropbox pdf)
In relation to the CoV spike question of nAChR cholinergic blocking by a toxin like sequence in the S1 section of the jab version.
The more I read about nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, the more I saw why nicotine might be specifically helpful for me, and schizophrenia patients. I think I am part of the at risk for schizophrenia genetically group and that niacin is helping me a lot too. I had to get my niacin dosing back on track after my day of vomiting everything. It was unpleasant. Acceptance is forgiving myself for whatever happens as I am trying under difficult circumstances to survive, to keep going with some forward progress. Whether a label is schizophrenia or bipolar disorder doesn’t really matter if the cause of Retinoid toxicity or other nutrient imbalances are not known - and are not treated with appropriate nutrients or diet change.
Schizophrenia risk series, turned out to also often be Alzheimer’s risks.
There is a long series on causal factors of schizophrenia on my Substack, which turned out to be similar to risk factors for Alzheimer’s and other neurologic conditions. This graphic is a breakthrough:
See this post for the graphical abstract: Pomegranate products for the nociceptive pain of histamine excess. (substack.com)
And similar to the nutrients frequently depleted by psychiatric medications. Disturbingly transparent Table. (substack.com)
The schizophrenia series started from an old post that needed editing, The voices that people with schizophrenia are hearing are probably their own inner thoughts (substack.com)
This is the first post focused on designing a clinical study with a goal of individualized screening and treatment: Schizophrenia risk factors may also be Alzheimer's risk factors; Experimental design and variables. (substack.com)
I updated Chapter one of my LeanPub book to incorporate CoV selfcare as a theme. People have been helped by my nutrition info and I would like to have my info in a printable book. With recipes! Goals!
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JD RD - I have a question, do you know of any way to tell the difference between when you are tired and you need rest versus when you feel tired but what you really need is to get out and get exercise... and/or have more coffee or nicotine or ephedrine to get going
Well most of this is fascinating but too complicated for me to follow! But ACV in the water , " if plain water seems upsetting. " Maybe you are the first to concede that plain water can be upsetting! Thank you! Now using the ACV in it...