Genes, Carbon Dioxide and Adaptation
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"Over the oxygen supply of the body carbon dioxide spreads its protecting wings."
- Friedrich Miescher, Swiss physiologist, 1885
To reach useful simplicities, we usually have to sift through the...
Protective CO2 and aging
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The therapeutic effects of increasing carbon dioxide are being more widely recognized in recent years. Even Jane Brody, the NY Times writer on health topics, has favorably mentioned the use of the Buteyko method for...
Pathological Science & General Electric:
Threatening the paradigm
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Everything in biology depends on the internal order of cells, and on the interactions of each cell with its surroundings. All of these orderly interactions involve contacts...
Regeneration and degeneration:
Types of inflammation change with aging
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For about 100 years it has been popular to explain the degenerative diseases as the result of mutations in the genes, a slow accumulation of “somatic mutations,” as...
Osteoporosis, aging, tissue renewal, and product science
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The incidence of osteoporosis, like obesity, has been increasing in recent decades. The number of hip fractures in many countries has doubled in the last 30 or 40 years (Bergstrom, et...
Cascara, energy, cancer and the FDA's laxative abuse
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The medical culture and the general culture share some attitudes about the nature of the most common ailments--colds, cancer, arthritis, constipation, heart problems, etc., and they often...
Glucose and sucrose for diabetes
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Diabetes has been known since ancient times as a wasting disease in which sugar was lost in the urine, but more recently the name has been used to describe the presence of more than the normal amount of...
Since the first doctor noticed, hundreds of years ago, that the urine of a diabetic patient tasted sweet, it has been common to call the condition the sugar disease, or sugar diabetes, and since nothing was known about...
Vegetables, etc.—Who Defines Food?
Since bacteria in the rumens of cows destroy unsaturated fatty acids, but don't harm vitamin E, it seems reasonable to suppose that beef and milk would have a better ratio of vitamin E to unsaturated fats...
Water: swelling, tension, pain, fatigue, aging
I have spoken to many people who believe they should drink "8 glasses of water every day," in addition to their normal foods, even if they don't feel thirsty. Many doctors still recite this...