Archives for January 11, 2019
I ranted earlier this week about the “scare” influenza time of year, vaccine, who and what the target in 2018-2019 season.
To be honest it is usually the media not the health authorities who started the annual routines of – have you been needled? You know you must, right?
Those who comment on here should be heard:
One called me a member of the flat earth society for my assertions on vaccines.
Ask?? Has the flu vaccine eradicated the every year winter flu NO!
One called me a person who runs a website that does not carry reliable news – “a private bully pulpit”. The truth 98% of comments are published. My news is as reliable as the source: CBC:Castanet:Global Okanagan:myself:Roy Wood:RCMP:RDOS etc…..
Peeps – I can take it. Can you take it? ODN tries to respect the opinion of everyone including me. And yes there is a bit of push back at times. Someone urged me to visit the Castanet forums about a local item. What I saw there was chaotic. No real names used just critical attacking of persons and little about the facts or the opinions. ODN does not operate that way and has very high standards for the publication of opinions and comments.
A quick story about health care system we now enjoy. Miracles happen each day. I know that. I support that. BUT
In my short 71 year life time I have lost two brothers and a 31 year nephew. The brothers both died prior to the age of their parents. Do I need to explain that. All three lived shorter lives than the life of their parents. With all the medical attention and innovation in the world we could not duplicate the life span of those born in the 1920’s or earlier.
Maybe you have an answer for that.
We now live in a time when Doctors ask you what the problem is – and – state “lets get a test, I can give you some new ‘parma’ and all will be well.
You must care for yourself. Rely less on the system. Do research. It is actually simple – walk, run, drink water, eat quality food, think healthy and your body will do the rest.
Before I forget I respect and like the Doctors who have had to put up with me.
(Later) At 75 I have stated I will no longer take prescribed drugs. (as a diabetic I take insulin and 2 other drugs to help)
At that time – I will move on to a new ‘expert’.
Shall be an interesting result – stay tuned.
Unique Delivery Service
Recent news casts have included stories about our postal delivery system and stolen parcels off the porches when packages have been left there. I have no personal complaints about either one of those, but what do you think about the excellent transport system described below?
- It includes about 120,000 km of pathways.
- It delivers life-sustaining nutrients.
- It picks up garbage on the same trip in the same vehicle.
- It serves about 60,000,000,000 customers, daily.
- About 1,200,000 “vehicles” wear out every second, after having made about 75,000 round trips during the 120 days of their ‘lives’, and are fully replaced.
The answer is our bloodstream, an incredibly well-designed delivery and retrieval system. Wikipedia claims that 2.4 million red blood corpuscles (the vehicles) are recycled and replaced, from the bone marrow factory, every second (others put it at 1.2M) – unbelievably amazing until you realize that there are over 5 million red cells in a microliter. A microliter is one millionth of a liter (a drop?). Blood is made up of red cells, white cells, platelets and soluble items like enzymes, sugar, salt, cholesterol, fats and plasma that requires water to maintain liquidity. There are actually two circulatory systems. The pulmonary system pumps ‘used’ blood to the lungs for releasing carbon dioxide and absorbing oxygen. The systemic one receives oxygen enriched blood from the lungs and pumps it out to the body. As the heart pumps the blood through the network, these very, very tiny red cells reach the capillaries, fold and twist to make it into and through those tiny passages. Their flexible, oval, biconcave shape makes this possible. There they unload oxygen and nutrients into the cells (customers) and pick up carbon dioxide and other wastes.
Should a cut or tear cause bleeding, platelets will be rushed to the location (do they have GPS?) in seconds to create a temporary patch. Then our body will use raw materials stored up for this purpose to make fibrin for complete healing.
Should disease or infections invade, antibodies will be dispatched that will fight to the death. Medicines aid that battle too. Much more could be said about this incredible system. What is our part in this? Eat healthy foods, drink enough clean water, exercise daily and monitor blood pressure. This marvelous system created for us will then serve us well.