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12's coming out soon...the whole thing starts here, very highly recomended.


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^^^She's an editor for New Scientist, a journal similar to The Lancet or JAMA, but on multiple topics. Here is compiled information from a shitload of researchers. A common theme is multiple governments have been warned many many times to prepare by nearly all the scientists, time and time and time again...but unlike South Korea who actually learned to get ready after SARS 1 and MERS, most governments are controlled by the hyper-rich and since there's no money in preparing for pandemics, we dont...in fact even since covid 19 our leaders are STILL not warning us about the next one. Should have never happened turned into It Can Happen Here. What the elite owned TV channels are STILL not telling us is deadly Flu virus' are definitely coming, and more coronavirus' are virtually certainly coming.

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^^^ This guy is super comprehensive, even to a fault...in this you learn about the range of Influenza virus's and how factory chicken and fowl farming accelerate production of deadly Flu virus' like H5N1 and H7N9. Of H5N1 Faucci says "Get rid of the if, this IS going to occur." and Micheal Osterholm, the leading epidemiologist says of H5N1, "When this occurs, the survivors will describe time as Before, and After the pandemic because it will kill billions." (it has a 60% kill rate, way worse than 1 or 2% of SARS CoV 2).

Funny, factory farming of chickens packed together for profit will kill billions, I wonder why that's not on TV. I'm dyin for some Chicken McNuggets!

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Hint...it's not us rrrrrregular folk, although it could be is we stop being controlled by the TV...

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^^^ Im in this one now, Thorenson just keeps getting better and better :D
This one is Book 1 of a series, and it's highly recomended :)

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A quick hitter...

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Publisher's Summary

In The Microbiome Solution, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a preeminent gastroenterologist, explains how the standard Western diet and our super-sanitized lifestyles are starving our microbiomes, depleting the "good bugs" that are crucial for keeping us healthy, and encouraging overgrowth of exactly the wrong types of bacteria, which can leave us vulnerable to a host of autoimmune and chronic health conditions. Here, she shares her powerful program of simple yet effective lifestyle and diet changes to help you recover and reverse the damage, along with practical advice throughout, including:

An overview of the "modern microbial disrupters" that are stripping our bodies of their natural protective systems


Download the accompanying reference guide.

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^^^ Ok, so that one got me goin...I knew bits and pieced from Whole Foods - Plant Based information I was into that mentioned this or that was good for your microbiome, but this is going the opposite direction, starting with microbiome...I's pretty cool, with things like microbiome makes some of our most important hormones, like SCFA's or Short Chain Fatty Acids which are the output of good bugs in the gut, and SCFA's have receptors in cells all over the body...and if you got receptors for hormones in cells all over the body, then SCFA's that fit those are pretty important...and not having them (like from the bad microbiome that replaces the good one from western diet), are pretty important.... Microbiome output also turns on and off genes too.

For me, I wish I knew this stuff earlier (it's not on TV, it would kill food industry profits), I coulda lived 15 years longer...but at 68, I just gotta make the best of what I have, I can't go back now!

"Think Again," might sum this one up the best, I was TV educated, not good.

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"Eyeopening... Fascinating... may presage a paradigm shift in medicine.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

"Teeming with information and big ideas... Outstanding.” (Booklist, starred review)

The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.

The Human Superorganism makes a sweeping, paradigm-shifting argument. It demolishes two fundamental beliefs that have blinkered all medical thinking until very recently: 1) Humans are better off as pure organisms free of foreign microbes; and 2) the human genome is the key to future medical advances. The microorganisms that we have sought to eliminate have been there for centuries supporting our ancestors.

They comprise as much as 90 percent of the cells in and on our bodies - a staggering percentage! More than 1,000 species of them live inside us, on our skin, and on our very eyelashes. Yet we have now significantly reduced their power and in doing so have sparked an epidemic of noncommunicable diseases - which now account for 63 percent of all human deaths.

Ultimately, this book is not just about microbes; it is about a different way to view humans. The story that Dietert tells of where the new biology comes from, how it works, and the ways in which it affects your life is fascinating, authoritative, and revolutionary. Dietert identifies foods that best serve you, the superorganism; not new fad foods but ancient foods that have made sense for millennia. He explains protective measures against unsafe chemicals and drugs. He offers an empowering self-care guide and the blueprint for a revolution in public health. We are not what we have been taught. Each of us is a superorganism. The best path to a healthy life is through recognizing that profound truth.

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Finally got round to buying this...

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I can tell it's miles better than Miles's error-strewn anti-Frank rant after the first 36 pages.

Or, indeed, Michael Gray's typo-error ridden wank-job.

And Ben Watson just adores Adorno too much for my taste.

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Any relation to Charlie, :wink: ? Helpful advice given?

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Been reading pulp fiction quite a bit. Was going to post on the old "what book are you reading" thread, but can't make it work. What am I doing wrong, guys?
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In March I came across an old box of books from my youth, my fathers idea to get me reading at home, which worked.....
predominantly westerns with a smattering of crime war and spy type paperbacks, from there it was just a short hop skip and jump
to British biker fiction and the "classics" :lol:

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I think I was 13 when this arrived in the box.....Thanks dad.....

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^^^^ The covers are great; I'd never make it to the pages :shock:

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Kid sees dead people for up to a week after they die. He can talk to 'em too and they have to tell him the truth when he asks his questions. Enter the drug dealer.

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At age 15, Allan committed a sexual assault on a young girl. In the struggle he is not sure if he mistakenly smothered her to death. He fled the scene of the crime. Now at age 30 he is a successful lawyer but also consumed by guilt. He tries to figure out if he's a murderer.

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Kid sees dead people for up to a week after they die. He can talk to 'em too and they have to tell him the truth when he asks his questions. Enter the drug dealer.

That's funny, I just did that one :)

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I've been reading a lot of robert b. parker's spenser novels lately.

this one has become a favorite (although they're all good).

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:arrow: . .robert b. parker

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…well, about 4 months behind again...


First up, 4th in the Hunger Games series, IMO not as good as Book 1, 2, and 3 but essential for any HG fan. BTW, book one highly recommended over the movie because it's written in first person...Book one is totally about what Katniss is thinking the whole way through, it's about trust, the movie is not, the movie shows what happened to Katniss, they are about two completely different things.

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Next up is installment 12 of this most awesome, most fun series, coming into competition with Asimov's 14 book Galactic Empire series (with my favorite "Caves of Steel"where ST/TNG's Lt. Commander Data came from)...

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^^^ It's a most wonderful series, and it starts here:Columbus Day.


Lol, with few adjustments this also could have been called The Tactical Guide to Men. Fun book, wth some good advices, such as "don't play house," or you might get stuck. A laugh a minute, full of "been there - done that's."

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Movie was good, but this book's way better....essential for any ST 1 fan as it's how the original crew met and why they interacted the way they did, (for example knew Kirk was frustrated in his inability to make Uhura, and why Bones so disliked Spock...it's full of lore like that...

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The one is the 32, 000 foot view:
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the second one is tour-de-force, the detailed mechanics of the "second brain's" (gut-to-brain), communication, it's very technical...
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^^^I never knew this intriguing world existed, yet it is fundamental to all else...actually science was only dimly aware it existed until the revolution about 5 or 7 years ago...now, hordes of researchers are jumping in to the new medicine, especially as we enter the post-antibiotic world, ...they're learning a lot of big things fast.

Basically, whatever types of food you eat, you get the gut bacteria that thrives on those foods...

And if you DON'T eat those foods you crave, look out, your gut bacteria will use neurotransmitters (90% of serotonin and 50% dopamine come from gut), vagus nerve communications (5x communication of spinal cord, 90% of it from gut TO brain - who's controlling whom), epigenetics (turning on and off genes), and other chemical signalling to get themselves fed....you like to eat what your 39 TRILLION gut bacteria cells tells you you like to eat, they're how you learn what you crave.

To simplify,there are two primary types of diets in the US, the Western Diet, and the Whole Foods Plant Based Diet.

On the western diet, you'll have bacteroides based gut bacteria, on a whole food plant based diet you'll have prevotella based, and they have recently discovered that it can change very quickly...meaning the foods one craves can change very quickly, and ones risks of cancers, autoimmune disease like allergies, Asthma, Chrons, IBS, IBD, MS, obesity and depression (often hand-in-hand with direct chemical messenger causes), diabetes, heart disease & atherosclerosis...the latter five are often closely interrelated, cross connected).

For example, high prevotella based (plant based), microbiota poops out lots of butyrate. Since cells on the inside of your gut (think colon), don't have access to your blood supply, they need energy to function and butyrate is their food.

For example, colonocytes which line your colon when fed butyrate keep your colon wall healthy. This means non colon cancer, and non leaky gut, thus non-inflammatory.

When colon walls leak colon bacteria into the bloodstream it triggers an immune response, it keeps one always in a state of mild toxemia where toxic immune cells kill good cells in the crossfire, along with the bacteria they're targeting. This causes accelerated cell division to replace the good cells lost, which shortens their telomeres with every division, which shortens lifespan.

This is most of the reason western dieters live only 85 years in the US and have 15 - 20 years of increasing problems before death, and plant based countries commonly see people 100+ years old without our chronic illnesses. The good news if one is western diet, and young, they can change their gut bacteria, thus change the foods they crave, and exit the western diet problems, and count on making the 100 year plus club.

Medicine used to think, kill all bacteria, or ignore it in the gut, .....it's OK to wipe out gut bacteria with antibiotics. Now they're finding essential bacterial strains have been passed down mother to child since ancestors, much through the trip through the vaginal canal at birth that seed the gut bacteria with thousands of strains from mom. C-section kids are (thankfully), beginning to get vaginal swabs seed their microbiome.

It seems the immune system (70% in the gut), comes prestaffed, but not pre-trained, thus c-section kids without swabs have only a 41% match to their mom's microbiome, and have untrained immune systems which over-react and cause allergies and asthma, and so on. Without competition, such kids get gut bacteria of surface bacteria like staph and strep, and mouth bacteria, most of which belongs in the mouth.

Of course antibiotics can mimic this, and cause problems down the road, (they are lifesaving when needed, but to be avoided at all costs when it's not life or death.

Last year my sister got clyndamycin from her dentist, a broad spectrum antibiotic, and it wiped out her gut bacteria. C-diff repopulated which is a not uncommon, life threatening bacteria. My poor sister was really sick.

Traditional medicine has an unreliable course of more antibiotics for c-diff, some of which try to target the bacteria specifically, which did not work. I was reading about c-diff and FMT (transplant a sample of healthy persons gut bacteria), which has been discovered to cure c-diff in 2 - 3 days. Her doc referred her to a FMT doc who put her on some freeze dried pills for a few days, and now she's fine. :)

Some of these books feel it will be the medicine of the future, these 39 trillion bacterial cells control so much.

So, c-section without swabs, and eating prebiotic foods, and not taking antibiotics one's microbiota. They used to think it was unimportant, or would quickly repopulate to original if wiped by antibiotics, and one couldn't change it fast with food, and it was unimportant and didn't do much...how fast things change in 10 years!

The above two make a pretty comprehensive set of the latest thinking.



You'll smile and laugh the whole way through,
and learn a crapload of lore you never knew :)

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^^^Lol, why gun laws won't work...

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Good ole John Scalzi, (of Old Man's War)...
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Ready Player One was a fun read, so was Two :)
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And this one held a fun surprise...
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^^^ When my daughter Heather was 3 1/2 she sounded out her first word on a napkin at Newport Creamery, "come on, you know what that word is, what sounds do the letters make, m-i-l-k." "Milk, is it milk daddy?" Fucken A girl, (I didn't really say that). Six months later she was reading everything in sight.

She became a speed reader and at age 8 she read her first novel, Misery, by Stephen King. I was glad she was reading, but chopping people's ankles off?

She started going through SK's books, so I stole one of them, "Needful Things," and sent it SASE to Stephen King and told him about Heather's early reading, and reading Misery at 8.

Mr. King was amazing, a week and a half later (there's that word again), I had Heather's book back autographed...it's one of her favorite treasures :)

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So I'm reading along in "Later," and here comes the main character saying he was reading at 3rd grade level at age 4, and read his first novel at age 8, just like heather...is she in the book?

Fun mystery :)

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The realism in writing is a cut above in this awesome series, by this awesome brain...
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SPOILER ALERT, don't read below the photo if you already know you want to read an awesome sci-fi series that would also be of interest to someone who likes history of mid-evil to 19th century warfare. The series starts here.

This is the latest, I'm halfway through now...
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LAST SPOILER ALERT...

In book 1, a saucer suffers computer failure and collides with a United flight, and is able to save some passengers. The aliens feel some obligation but can't put them back on Earth, so they strand some of them naked on different beaches on the human inhabited (another sub story), planet Anyar, and left to fend for themselves.

They have no knowledge of the languages, but have 21st century knowledge in their favor.

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Anyar is circa 17th century earth, with a pain in the ass empire Narthon that has a huge army and believes their god Narth grants them the right to the world.

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A chemist is stranded naked on the beach on the island of Caedellium, with no central government but a bunch of clans, most of which get along well, but some have their problems.

Caedellium:
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Our chemist Joe Colsco feigns amnesia as to how he got on the beach but the locals save him. He soon proves his value when he hears someone screaming while his leg is being amputated without anesthetic, and "invents" ether....very valuable on a world without anesthetics.

Joe's knowledge of battles in Earths history prove useful on an island that is partially occupied by the Narthon empire (in Preddi city and Preddi province). The island has no central control of island defense, and the Narthoni are coming.

Townspeople get word of an impending attack on a town and the locals tell Joe that even though they can get all the people into the walled part of the city, that they have no chance because the wall will fall and the invaders will overrun.

So Joe says, ok then, since you know the walls won't hold and you're doomed for sure, then try leaving the gates open and lure them into the walls, where we'll circle them on all sides and ambush them. Gates open, totally new concept!

So they pretend they're unaware, and even put some naked chicks outside the gates...

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...outside the gates working in the fields, who go running in the gate screaming, of course the attackers are rushing in, we got open gates and naked chicks, it's a great day to be a raider!

So they all come rushing in in a wad, where the ones in the middle can't shoot, and the one's on the outside are ambushed, while the ones still coming in the gate don't know they're rushing in to a meat grinder.

So Joe's unexpected plan saves the day and the town is grateful to him, and he scores some ethos.

Which is good because everyone knows the Narthon empire will soon send tens of thousands of trained, equipped infantry to over-run the island, they already control Preddi, and the seaport, and tens of thousands of Narthon are on the way

Joe gets to know the local Hetman, and seeds the beginning of island unity with the Hetmen of the other clans, that they better-assed get their shit together and arm and train and fight as one to defend themselves and the island.

Joe is gaining ethos as he introduces super useful suggestions to the province Hetmen (from his knowledge of earth Battles), of novel theater strategies, how to organize the clans under one command (because they all will fall if they don't), training troops, as well as developing cannon (no simple task, especially as they get bigger..the cannon are fun as above 6 pounders, it's difficult to get the cannon casting to cool evenly, resulting in exploding cannons...the author knows his stuff(: ).

Won't the Narthon Empire be surprised what this little kick ass island be doin.

The characterization is superb, Joe even ends up with two wives (his first wife surprises him at dinner with the idea), so the dynamic going on in Joes family life is pretty cool.

Anyways, the first three books culminate in an ultra detailed battle, with all the preparations coming together to drive the Narthoni off the island...a huge embarrassment to the Narthon Empire...those little islanders.

Joe ends up the Paramount Hetman of all the other [now united] provinces' Hetmen in the island, and he's organizing all kinds of things, schools, medicant services, democratic representation, even telegraph and steam engine.

Book 4 starts with another naked beach-goer in Frangel, the same beginning scenario, but he soon gets the local guilds after him for undercutting them, and flee's with his wife (he gets only one), west across the provinces along the bottom of the map.

Along the way you learn more of the different peoples, and the Narthon hear of another "American,*" so he gets the Narthoni after him and has to keep running.

He hears of another "American" on the island of Caedellium, a real hot shot Paramount Headman who drove off the Narthon army, so Mark heads for Caedellium. Continuing west, he hears of a slave woman singing English songs, and thus springs Heather Chen, a music major turned naked beach goer in Sulako, on his quest to get to Caedellium and safety.

So Book 7 (above), opens with the three Americans meeting, and we're seeing how that's all going to work, what new technologies will be introduced, and how alliances with the Iraquinik, and Landoliners will proceed. The Narthon are already in Jahmnor on Landolin, similar to what they did in Preddi City...The Iraquidinics and Landoliners know the Narthon are coming, and they know the islanders beat them, they have interests with knowing the islanders.

An experimental steam engine blows up on Caedellium, which gets the attention of the orbiting surveillance AI, who relays info that there seems to be rapid technology developing on the island where they dropped one of the airline passengers, and that an unusually large battle had taken place there, with some novel technology. Further surveillance revealed facial recognition with 96% accuracy that two of the other passengers they dropped halfway around the planet had found each other, and had made their way to the island...and three were together...THAT got the aliens's attention.


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So you was warned, if you read by the spoiler alerts, but with this book, like a great zappa song, the point is not to get to the end of the song, it's to enjoy the music along the way :D


* They tell the locals they are from America, but don't tell them America is on another planet.

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Recently finished book 3 of this trilogy, it was 4 years since book 2 released, so it was a bit of a jump as there's about 20 layers to the story and I'd forgotten a lot....but I'm a man, I don't read instructions, I don't ask for directions nor turn around when I realize I just went to wrong way, and I don't re-read previous books before starting the latest in the series :)

So this ultra advanced race is covertly studying a very advanced race that is preforming genetic experements and one of it's members volunteers his two sons in hopes of personal gain, and things go wrong, the whole race dies except the two brothers.

Modeled after Jesus and Satin, one brother is power hungry and narcissistic, and the other is his opposite, altruistic.

The narcissistic brother goes off in search of power and comes across a planet of Ferox, a creature which will not harm another member of it's own species, but the nasty brother pulls some advanced [seemingly mystical] tricks and gets himself installed as a their profit-god and savior who leads them on conquest of Earth in search of their "promised land," (yeah, there are parallels).

To this end, the nasty brother is building an army, and to train and prove themselves the Ferox step into an interdimention called "the Never," between Earth and the Ferox planet, where individuals from Earth also get pulled into to do battle with the Ferox. If the Earthman survives, he goes back to Earth at the moment he was pulled in, as though nothing happened, but with memories of the battle...if the Earthman doesn't survive, he doesn't come back, (he merely disappears).

The good brother goes to earth and chooses the [unvolunteered] interdimential warriors and gives them some advantages to help them defeat his brothers building army of Ferox.

It's set in seattle, so it's fun to see the city get wrecked (actually it's the Never-reflection city of seattle), the Columbia tower coming down and the 405 and 90 bridges wrecked and so on...

When the Ferox army is trained (in the Never), the culmination battle for the Never Seattle is set, and if the Ferox win, they're going to the real Seattle (our dimension), and through that to take over earth, their rightful promised land, or so the dickhead brother has convinced them.

So he's gotta get from there to a satisfying ending, which he does (lol, in 887 pages of book 3).

There are sub plots such as the CIA wondering what's going on, as well as the CIA counterparts in countries where about 50 other interdimentional warriors keep getting dragged into the never.

There is a ton of other cool stuff going on such as "bonded pairs" of warriors, human nature type stories of people forced into this situations, and communications with both brothers, and the Ferox race that got dragged into it as well.


It's pretty good stuff if you like sci-fi, it starts here :)

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Next up, excuse my hokey pictures, but this book might be worth the closer look for some.


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It seems 500 million years or so ago bacterial (the only known), cells started getting little digestive tracts, wrapped in the first enteric nervous system cells to control it.

Life went on and the bacteria got more complex, and so did their enteric neuron wrappings.

Life went on, variety happened, functions of approaching and avoiding happened - chemical signalling with bacterial neighbors, things got more complex, including the enteric nervous system which acquired more talents on top of it's original function or running the digestive tract.

Somehow, through evolution, functions other than running the digestive tract got clumped together, and the ones that developed the earliest protections -re: early craniums, did better and were selected...and eventually the original enteric nervous system got pinched off and seperated into brain stem, and enteric nervous system, connected through what became our vegus nerve.

Our vagus nerve today can carry 5x the Gut-Brain communication that the spinal cord carries, and 90% of that communication is FROM gut TO brain...go figure. Well, I suppose that makes sense seeing it was all one nervous system before it got pinched off, the nervous system is just trying to keep in touch with itself.

Interesting thing is, the gut's nervous system is capable of running all the secretions and contractions to run digestion, it can even automatically make you puke, all without any help from the brain....but it's constantly updating it's cranial half...

...and when you come right down to it, we're really all about keeping the digestive tract, and the 39 trillion bacteria fed....that's what we humans are for.

Bacteria can do more than signal the brain centers directly (chemically through their output), through the vagus nerve, their output is also things like hormones and neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, (from which 50% & 90% comes from the gut, respectively), so when those little fukkers don't get fed, we know about it....well actually, we subliminally know about it.

We get most of our gut bugs at birth on our journey through the vagina...wheee...and there is concern that c-cection kids that don't get that ride have only a 41% match to their mom's gut bugs (Microbiota), whereas normal births get 75% of their diversity from mom...the easy cure is a vaginal swab for c-section kids...the problem is we're only just finding out all this, and many doctors don't know about it yet...the good news is many do, and their numbers are growing.

Unswabbed c-cection kids with 41% of their moms bacteria species can't crowd out surface bacteria, so their guts get populated by surface bacteria like staph, and strep...rather than a full diversity of good bugs.

These good bacteria train the immune system, and c-section kids get less of that and end up more often with allergies, and asthma, and Chrons, and IBS/IBD, and other autoimmune problems...untrained immune systems over-react, and under-react.

Then as kids grow up, they are sent through rounds of antibiotics which messes up their Micribiota even more.

70% of the immune system is in the gut...hmmm...that makes it pretty important for a lot of things.

There are other ways to fuck up gut bugs, biggest is diet, and besides this causing a lot of chronic diseases, moms with screwed up microbiota don't have as good diversity to pass off to their kids, even through vaginal birth...and what we are seeing as a result of mostly antibiotics, c-sections, and fucked up Microbiota is a loss of microbial species that won't be coming back to humanity...ever.

So this is a bigger problem, than just individuals.

How much do these little buggers control? Well, for example if you take poop from identical twins where one is normal and the other obese, and give it to two groups of mice and keep their calories and exercise the same, the one that got the thin twins poop stay normal, and all the mice who got the obese twins poop get obese.

The surge in obesity mirrors the surge in ultra processed food, coincidence?

Here's another example, last year my sister got a powerful antibiotic clyndamycin from her dentist and she got a life threatening gut infection of c-diff bacteria...ore antibiotics specialized for c-diff couldn't stop it...then my sister went for an FMT (somebody else's poop), in 3 days of freeze dried capsules, and in 3 days she was better...after 3 months of being real sick and different antibiotics where none helped.

There's a crapload more to this story, such as TMAO bacterial output from meat/dairy ingestion driving LDL into arteries causing plaques, rather than SCFA output from plant food ingestion being the fuel for all the internal gut cells that don't have access to the blood supply, as well as plugging into receptors in cells throughout the body.

Processed food also is low fiber...nothing survives the stomach and small intestines, so there's nothing arriving in the lower intestine where most of the bacteria lives, so they starve.


...this shit's like sci-fi, but it's true!


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The thing about stress, it it was more useful running from tigers when it was activates eons ago...now we live constantly running from tigers as our bodys overreact to traffic jams, assholes, and trying to keep the boss off your back...we have a lot more stresses, than tigers.
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Gotta dust this one off every so often. The movie doesn't hold a candle to the book.

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^^^Glad that's over.

It was in the free pile in a buy one get one free.

Go with a sure thing, some classic Asimov. Interestingly, this one is NOT in his 14 book robot - foundation and galactic empire series (where ST/TNG's Lt. Cmdr. Data was invented in the super memorable Caves of Steel)...

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
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And on a more cereal note...

Enrico Fermi just naturally knew shit about all the disciplines of physics, the physicist's physicist, they'd all come by his office and ask him when they got stuck, and he'd just give them the answer and they'd leave with understanding. Although a savant around physics, he was also very sociable.

He dreamed up the first reactor piles in his head, and they'r work. When he dreamed up CP1, Chicago Pile 1, he dreamed up the physical arrangement of the U235/238 blocks in the core, interlaced with graphite to moderate (reflect neutrons back more slowly into the core), and the reactor worked. He had it constructed with cadmium control rods to keep the reaction off...then the first time it went critical he had the helpers pull the rods, he'd take some readings, tell them to lull a little more, more readings, then he told them, the next time you pull, the reactor is going to start...and it did.

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He didn't know everything about everything, but he instinctively knew everything across all diciplines of physics :)

Wonderful book, you get his life, his escape from fascist Italy, and the history of the Manhattan Project.

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