Thursday, October 15, 2020

Public Events....

"...In a way, the world-view of the Party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it. They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening. By lack of understanding they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird..."

1984 - George Orwell

Recognizing Unsafe Social Dynamics, Toxic Audiences and Corrupt/Uncaring Administration Early and Heading It Off At The Pass - Several Scenarios


Katie loves popular music and fashion. She talks to the popular crowd at her high school and isn’t one of the Most popular girls but she is in what is considered a “good” group. Lately some incidents have been troubling her. A girl she had been friendly with had a disagreement with one of the more popular girls at school. In about 2 weeks, the girl was accused of being a “racist” because of something ambiguous she said. It was clear that she didn’t mean what she said to come out sounding “racist”. She was socially ripped to shreds and “cancelled”, which means nobody in the top level groups was “allowed” to speak to her any more. The girl was harassed on social media and had to place blocks on half the people she had considered friends at school. And she had to switch a couple of her classes due to harassment. The school administration didn’t do much to try to help her other than switch a couple of her classes. She was now harassed in the hallway of the school during classes and it was clear she was having a very hard time. Her popular boyfriend broke up with her and she had a completely different and much harder life than she had before her “cancelling”, and went through a life crisis. Katie knew something was wrong with what she had just witnessed. She confided in her mom, who confirmed that her school had become a Socially Dangerous environment and that the school administration was allowing it. Katie had to watch what she said near the accusatory girl and her “inner circle”. She could see they had enjoyed destroying the other girl and were looking for a new victim. Katie’s mother helped Katie pick a new school to go to, and agreed to help her get to the new location every morning. Katie told all her friends at her previous school that her new school had programs she needed to prepare her better for college. She started the new school mid year. The new high school had a better culture than her previous school and she was easily able to make friends. In a few months she was able to become one of the most popular girls at her school.


Dennis is employed by a research firm. He is trying to climb the corporate ladder. He witnessed some behavior at his job that put him ill at ease. A high achieving employee was accused of social violations and penalized by the company’s HR Department, after threatening someone else’s’ job with the good job he was doing. Everyone on his floor was subtly warned “not to achieve too much” or “they could be next”. Dennis spoke to his counselor about what had happened at work. His counselor agreed that his job was an unsafe social environment for him to be in. He began finding out about other positions available in his field. Within 6 months he had successfully submitted an application to another available position and left the first firm. He was able to advance his career and get several promotions as a result.


Leanne was a socially active person at a medium sized college. She had come from a bad family in which there had been abuse, and wanted to reinvent her life and make the world a better place. She joined a group of “Social Justice Warriors” on campus and wanted to change the world so that nobody else could be abused the way she had been in her home. Her SWJ group “called out” several people on campus and created the “canceling” of several students and a teacher, who was forced to leave his position. It seemed like she was doing a lot of great work with her group of friends, and she loved it. Then Leanne was given a high profile interview by a local magazine that featured her picture and a video of the interview. One of the other women in her SJW group became jealous of Leanne’s new social status. Leanne was set up by this woman to look as though she had committed a “racist” crime. This is called “staging”. Although she had a strong history as an SJW and had participated in the Cancelling of others, this did not save her from being Cancelled herself. Leanne had never realized the importance of counseling and did not have any advisors to warn her that if she got too close to a group that was Cancelling others, and she achieved too much status in that group, she could be Canceled herself. The administration of the college did nothing to help Leanne and neither did her SJW friends. She was almost expelled and blocked from being on campus, hindering her ability to complete her PhD Dissertation. She ended up in great debt for her education with an incomplete PhD as a result, and denounced as a Racist on several TV programs after having fought racism for years as an SJW.


Shawn is a writer who writes for several popular TV shows and also sells screenplays to movie producers. He delved into “cult” audiences and wrote some Fantasy/Sci Fi stories for the “Sci/Fi” crowd. Lately, the “Sci/Fi” crowd has been gaining traction on Social Media. As a group they started trying to control the scripts of movies and randomly denouncing certain characters and scenarios in the story as “not socially acceptable”. They wanted people cast in roles where they clearly did not fit (bad casting) and tried to force the production company and writers to comply. Shawn and the other writers and producers had a meeting and decided that the brand had attracted a Toxic Audience. They discussed the fact that the brand was no longer viable due to the toxic audience it had attracted and should be shelved or sold, and new shows should be created. They all were in agreement that although the brand made money, toxic audiences could create bad social situations for actors careers and others who were the “face” of the brand, and the quality of the product and their work and reputation in the field could be compromised and reduced as a result of the audience collectively pressuring the writers and production company. And this would compromise their careers. They discussed strategies to avoid toxic audiences in the future and ideas for new shows that would tap into a new audiences and other sectors of the population. Research funds were allocated to detecting which audiences contained the most “toxicity” so they could be avoided in the future.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Iron Deficency Anemia - it’s more common than anyone thinks

 Iron Deficiency Anemia

1) Cause of Symptoms - Iron Deficency Anemia.
2) Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia - hair loss especially at the temples but also all over such as thinning scalp, etc. Soft or brittle fingernails that just won't grow. Vertical ridges on nails. "Greenish" tint to skin - subtle. Yellowish whites of eyes - jaundice. White inside of lower eyelid when it should be pink. "Raccoon Eyes" - dark circles that look sunken, around the eyes. Very pale skin. Weakness, tiredness. Muscle weakness, inability to withstand exercise, walking long distances, etc. Gasping for breath during exercise or at night. Inability to run. Inability to withstand cold. Spastic or uncontrolled movements of muscles, either Restless Leg or Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. Tics. Heavy period bleeding. For Women - Menstrual cycles that come too soon, 21-23 days instead of 30+ like normal. (the heavy bleeding is a vicious cycle - the blood is very thin from anemia so "falls out" of the uterus during menstruation in a way that it's not supposed to, leading to worse anemia. Blood should be slightly gelotinous, not thin. Fibroids from not enough progesterone therefore Estrogen Dominant condition due to low iron. Upper or Lower back pain that can't be relieved by massaging, hot bath etc. Upper back/neck fragility and inability to tolerate normal activities such as lifting, etc. Heart palpitations. PMDD, bad cramps before/during period. Inability to focus/concentrate/accomplish things. Pica (craving and chewing on ice). Beeturia (urine stained red from eating beets).
3) How Iron Deficiency Anemia is often aquired - For Women, Fertility events that cause the person to lose a lot of blood such as Pregnancy and Misscarriage. Long stretches of Vegetariansim and Veginism. This deprives the person of Heme Iron which is the most easily absorbable form of iron. The iron from plants such as spinach and beets is not as easily absorbed as Heme iron from beef, chicken, fish etc. Or it could just be from a poor diet. It can also be from more serious conditions so you should see your doc if you suspect Iron Deficency Anemia and get cleared of these things.
4) Once Ferretin (stored iron) is low, it doesn't just "go up" again during a period of rest which is what you would expect. Other things in the body kind of right themselves, but with iron you must make a big effort to make it go up again or else the level will stay low.
5) Mechanism of Iron Defficency Anemia: most of our iron is stored in our bone marrow. It is used to create red blood cells and fill them with oxygen to transport to all the areas of our body. When our stored iron is low, our red blood cells instead of being filled with oxygen for our body, are "flat" not plumped out, and can't deliver the oxygen. The body reserves the oxygen for the brain and essential organs and stops sending them to places it considers "superfluous". This includes the skin. The hair follicles reside in the upper layers of the skin. Hair affected is all over the body including the head. Hair is slow to grow in general compared to what it has been in the past, including leg hair, body hair and eyebrows. It may change texture. In additon, the thyroid is affected by low iron and can't make it's hormones enough. This also causes hair loss and thin, sparse eyebrows especially thinned on the outer third of the arch. For women, The body's ability to make progesterone is also hit by low iron, so the body goes into an Estrogen Dominant state. This can encourage the growth of fibroids and other tumors. The answer is not to lower Estrogen, it's to raise Progesterone naturally by restoring Feretin levels not taking fake hormones.
6) How not to restore Ferretin level: Taking Hemaplex, Flouridex and other liquid iron preparations or Blood Builder pills, drinking vegetable juices like spinanch or beet, or eating high iron foods. These things help augment an Iron Protocol but can't replace it, there is not enough iron in these supplements and foods to restore iron level once it has crashed. These things temporarily raise iron but don't keep it up, so that the level falls back down again once you stop taking them. They are good for maintaining an iron level that is already established, not raising a low Ferretin score.
7) how to restore Ferretin and fix Iron Deficency Anemia: The Iron Protocol is a protocol designed to raise ferretin. The Iron Protocol Facebook group gives detailed step by step instructions on how to raise Ferretin. Use Ferrus Bisglycinate ELEMENTAL iron which means that iron is the only ingredient in the pill. Often manufacturers add cheap B vitamins, ascorbic acid etc in an attempt to make the iron absorb. But 50% of people have the MTFHR mutation which means they can't tolerate the cheap B vitamins and it makes them feel sick. In addition, Ferrus Sulfate is known for making people feel sick to their stomach and constipating people. The reason people stop taking Iron preparations and pills is because they make them feel sick. Elemental Iron Bisglycinate won't do that. Most people need about 150 mg of Iron per day to fix their Iron deficency anemia. it must be taken with a Cofactor to make it absorb. The cofactor is Whole Food Vitamin C preferably by Vitamin Code. Ascorbic acid also works but it doesn't do the job as well. Try to get the Vitamin Code. Take these 2 kinds of pills on an empty stomach right when you wake up in the morning. Start with a small amount and work your way up. You might feel "bumps" at first such as stomach upset etc but it will pass. Eventually your system will get used to the iron and vitamin C. Take a lot more C than iron. It requires a lot of C to make the iron absorb. Don't eat for an hour after taking the pills on an empty stomach in the morning. Many foods and drinks block iron absorption so it's just not worth it to eat right after taking it. There is a certain part of the intestine that absorbs the iron so you want the iron to hit that part and have the best chance to absorb. Do not bother taking the iron at night - at night the liver secretes Hepcidin which is a substance that blocks iron absorption. Any iron taken at night will be wasted. Only take the supplements in the morning and at noon.
In addition to taking Iron Bisglycinate and it's cofactor Wholefood Vitamin C, raising vitamin D3 is essential. Vitamin D3 blocks the activity of Hepcidin which blocks the absorption of Iron. Vitamin D3 must be raised if it's too low. Take Vitamin D with it's cofactor Magnesium Glycinate or Chloride to make it absorb. D3 controls a lot of essential body processes so it's essential to have enough. Vitamin D3 is a form of Calcium (calciferol) so it should be taken in the morning and then K2 taken at night, to make sure the calcium goes into the bones where it belongs and isn't free floating in the system to clog arteries. D3 and K2 can't be taken together, D3 must be taken in the morning and K2 at night. I personally eat Natto beans which have K2 in them rather than take the pills. You have to be careful and study K2 pills to see which one is right for you.
8) Can you start to take Iron on your own? It's best to establish first that iron is indeed your problem. Ask your doctor to give you a Complete Blood Count, or a Ferretin/Hemoblobin test. The Ferretin is the stored iron and the Hemoglobin is the free floating iron available in your system. It is possible to have a normal Hemoglobin but a depleated Ferretin, depending on your eating habits and life events. On a scale of 1-100, your Ferretin should be 100. It's not ok to be at a 30, but docs often tell people they are "ok" if they are at 30. This is not ok to have less than half of the iron you should have. Anything below 30 is an "Absolute Iron Deficiency" and can cause the most severe symptoms. You need to be ready to see your score and act on it by taking iron if you are below 100, regardless of if your doc tells you that you are "ok", if you are suffering any of the symptoms described above. You can also order your own test online. For a supportive group of individuals who are healing their low ferretin levels, join The Iron Protocol group on Facebook. It's free and really informative. If you have been very low on iron, it's best to get your level to 125 and keep it there for about 6 months before allowing it to fall to 100. This will "switch on" the mechanisms that have been switched off by the body due to iron conservation.