Monday, July 16, 2012

Sleeplessness & Our Primal Blue Light Sensitivity

Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate and promote sleep, It's produced less of during daylight conditions -- however, any artificial lighting can dampen melatonin production (especially those high energy saving devices such as smart phone and computer screens and energy saving fluorescents, etcetera that produce 'blue light'). Blue light is part of the daylight spectrum and is detected by novel light sensitive cells in the eye (not rods or cones) that contain a photo pigment called "melanopsin" that is especially sensitive to blue light.
[This light detecting mechanism, intrinsically photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells (ipRGC) which regulates our inner sense of night and day, evolved before the ability to see.]

For those people who have a hard time falling asleep or suffer from sleeplessness in the middle of the night, this is relevant information.
Article source:

Gadgets For Naturally Maximizing Melatonin:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fructose Corn Syrup Saps Memory...

Drinking corn fructose sweetened soda (and eating foods sweetened likewise) disrupts synapse communication in the hippocampus, a brain center devoted to memory and learning.  Conversely, omega-3 fatty acid foods (fish, nuts, seeds) benefit these synapses.

Studies also show that people with a genetic propensity towards dementias should minimize intake of all foods that produce glucose. Type III diabetes is popularly known as "diabetes of the brain" / the brain produces its own insulin.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Medicaid Expansion and Health Insurance Subsidies

On January 1st of 2014, insurance companies must offer "everyone" health insurance and charge all the same rates. Those without health insurance will pay a tax penalty; income based subsidies will help middle-income people afford health insurance. Lower income people will qualify for Medicaid.

Beginning January 2014, a single person earning less than $14,856 annually will be covered by Medicaid.... Despite conservatives' political posturing (e.g., Texas governor Perry), the U.S. federal government will always pay 90% of this program More at the beginning).

It should be noted that Medicaid runs with lower administrative costs and slower increases in overall costs than private insurance companies. The crux of the issue relates to levels of quality care.

My Comment: It's time to cut the jelly donuts and sodas and reduce the amount of time spent sitting. Get healthy.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Our Lord's Prayer in Aramaic

Our Lord's Prayer in Aramaic

Our Lord's Prayer in Syriac Aramaic

Abwoon d'bwashmaya

Galilean transliteration of the Lord's Prayer:
Avvon d-bish-maiya, nith-qaddash shim-mukh.
Tih-teh mal-chootukh. Nih-weh çiw-yanukh:
ei-chana d'bish-maiya: ap b'ar-ah.
Haw lan lakh-ma d'soonqa-nan yoo-mana.
O'shwooq lan kho-bein:
ei-chana d'ap kh'nan shwiq-qan l'khaya-ween.
Oo'la te-ellan l'niss-yoona:
il-la paç-çan min beesha.
Mid-til de-di-lukh hai mal-choota
oo khai-la oo tush-bookh-ta
l'alam al-mein. Aa-meen.

Matthew 6:9-13

"(Therefore, this is how you shall pray:)
Our heavenly Father, hallowed is your name.
Your Kingdom is come. Your will is done,
As in heaven so also on earth.
Give us the bread for our daily need.
And leave us serene,
just as we also allowed others serenity.
And do not pass us through trial,
except separate us from the evil one.
For yours is the Kingdom,
the Power and the Glory
To the end of the universe, of all the universes." Amen!

Lord's Prayer in Jewish Aramaic / must listen to:
Then, google:
lord's prayer in jewish aramaic


CONTROL BLACK TURPENTINE BEETLE (BTB)(Dendroctonus terebrans). This beetle readily responds to fresh pine sap (resin) associated with injured trees... are not usually a serious problem. They are most commonly found in stumps and injured residual trees following logging... the attacks of this beetle are usually limited to the bottom six to eight feet of the trunk of the pine tree and a large mass of pitch or resin will usually form where they attack... the first sign of attack by engraver beetles is the presence of boring dust in the crevices of the bark or on the ground. Also, it is a good idea to remove some bark from a recently-attacked tree to look for the distinct gallery pattern made by the adult bark beetle.

Use a Hand Pump Sprayer to saturate the bark as high up as you can reach, at about 3-month intervals.
1. PERMETHRIN: a. Brand name “Astro”  --  36.8% Permethrin;  Can provide protection for 3-6 months IF you saturate the bark well.  It’s probably best to spray in 3-month intervals. 
b. It’s easier to find than the other chemical listed below…

2. BIFENTHRIN:  Generally available Online; may be hard to find locally…
a. Brand name “Onyx” --  23.34 % Bifenthrin; also “OnyxPro” = 23.34%
b.“Talstar” = *** 7.9% Bifenthrin  ***
“BaseLine” insecticide  --  23.4%  Bifenthrin.

a.Permethrin is generally available @ Lowe’s, HomeDepot, & even Walmart,but their products may NOT be labeled for use for Pine Beetles, so the correct concentration to mix may not be on the label.  So, it may be better to try a Farm Supply, or Feed & Seed.
b. Bifenthrin is available online…

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Be sure to watch at least from 09:45 for addictive qualities.... and from 07:30 relating to cancers.
14 minute video:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Countdown to Taxmageddon


Americans had approved government bond issues one after another for many years based on the popular premise of "growing out of debt". [Fancy talk for pushing the day of fiscal reckoning into the future. And why wouldn't we -- after all, that's the American infomercial way of going from rags to riches.]

Our nation is now running a $1 trillion annual deficit. The U.S. public debt is now up to 70% of the gross domestic product -- and growing. If the bubble doesn't burst, it'll be 200% in one generation. We need to reform entitlements and eliminate tax breaks. Otherwise our voters are no better than those in Greece.

My advice for individuals is the same now as it's always been:
Get out of debt no matter what it takes. Then learn to live within your means while saving 15% of your net income for emergency use only. A hillbilly living in poverty now is better prepared for "taxmageddon" than someone who's mortgaged to the hilt.