I walked my normal 10 miles today (partly in the rain) and then waded another mile in the lake to absorb electrons. I feel better after in 5 minutes in the lake. Electrons also helps with foot blisters too, somewhat, and foot health in general.
Rich 1% people eat better. French eat better than Americans. Poor 99% get more diseases and die younger.
Excellent article by Mercola excerpt below. I have been reading about prions for a year (UCSF Nobel prize) Prions get into grass and vegetables and cause serious disease. North central Missouri has extra large deer that unfortunately often have chronic wasting disease, closely related to mad cow disease.
Alzheimer’s disease, which affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans, is a devastating degenerative brain disease that develops slowly over time, and tends to be quite lethal in its final stages. The death toll from Alzheimer’s exceeds half a million Americans per year. This places Alzheimer’s in the top three killer diseases in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer.
There is compelling evidence indicating that your diet plays a significant role. This means you may have quite a bit of control when it comes to prevention.
I’ve discussed the links between high-carb, low-fat diets, and Alzheimer’s. Sugar is a major promoter of the disease. Some research suggests that Alzheimer’s may be a form of “brain diabetes,” instigated by high sugar / fructose consumption.
More recently, investigators have raised the possibility that this severe form of dementia may be linked to eating meat from animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs)…
The Intriguing Connections Between Alzheimer’s, Mad Cow, and Chronic Wasting Disease
The key player here is an infectious protein called TDP-43. This protein has already been linked to a number of animal and human diseases, including:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Mad Cow disease
Chronic wasting disease, a transmissible neurological disease in deer and elk
Alzheimer’s disease, as it is correlated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, thereby causing memory loss.
By examining the autopsied brains of more than 340 Alzheimer’s patients, the researchers found that TDP-43 was present in nearly 200 of them.
The common denominator between Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease is forcing natural herbivores to eat animal parts. Animal byproducts are in a variety of ways mixed into the feed given to CAFO livestock, and we have repeatedly seen the devastating effects of this practice.
The infectious agent that causes both Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease is believed to be prions—an infectious type of protein—not bacteria or viruses.
TDP-43 reacts to oxidative stress, suggesting that antioxidant therapy might be helpful for disease prevention.
But could the infectious prions associated with Mad Cow, Chronic Wasting, and Alzheimer’s be spread via CAFO meats as well? Mad Cow Disease is a prion disease that can spread like wildfire in CAFOs. diseased cattle, which is ground up for feed to chickens and other non-bovine animals, may be retransmitting the disease by virtue of it passing on through the food chain
When a foreign protein is introduced, your body will respond with inflammation. Chronic inflammation, we know, is a hallmark of most degenerative diseases. TDP-43 is one such foreign protein, but it certainly isn’t the only foreign protein you might ingest via CAFO foods. CAFO livestock are also given feed consisting primarily of genetically engineered (GE) grains, and GE plants are also known to produce unfamiliar proteins—some of these proteins have in fact never existed in the human food chain prior to the introduction of GE foods. GE foods tend to be far more allergenic than non-GE foods
In 2012, a California dairy cow was diagnosed with Mad Cow Disease.
“Tissue from infected cows’ central nervous systems (including brain or spinal cord) is the most infectious part of a cow. Such tissue may be found in hot dogs, taco fillings, bologna and other products containing gelatin, and ground or chopped meat. People who eat contaminated beef products are at risk of contracting the human version of mad cow disease… The disease slowly eats holes in the brain over a matter of years, turning it sponge-like, and invariably results in death.
Losing Your Mind for the Sake of a Burger
there is three times the risk of developing Alzheimer’s in meat eaters as opposed to vegetarians.
Current research suggests that the primary method of infection in animals is through ingestion. It is thought that prions may be deposited in the environment through the remains of dead animals and via urine, saliva, and other body fluids. They may then linger in the soil by binding to clay and other minerals.
A University of California research team, led by Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusiner, has provided evidence for the theory that infection can occur from prions in manure. And, since manure is present in many areas surrounding water reservoirs, as well as used on many crop fields, it raises the possibility of widespread transmission.
researchers had discovered prions spreading through airborne transmission on aerosol particles, in an animal testing experiment focusing on scrapie infection in laboratory mice.
Preliminary evidence supporting the notion that prions can be transmitted through use of urine-derived human menopausal gonadotropin, administered for the treatment of infertility, was published in 2011.
In general, prions are quite resistant to proteases, heat, radiation, and formalin treatments