Test-tube Earth: The Anthropocene Experiment

Innoculate, Feed, Wait, Observe We are living in the midst and are each of us part of a great experiment. There is no control group laid out to co-exist on a planet where our species has NOT altered the chemistry of the atmosphere. And so we are destined to jump right to the increasingly-likely CONCLUSION: […]

Population Limits: Galloping Male Infertility

Surely, amidst all the rumors of war and profane word-garbage from once-high places of power, you’ve seen the recent evidence that should scream an urgent message to those who control the future of science research, chemical misuse and pollution, and environmental monitoring especially of our drinking water. One pertinent quote from the link at the […]

When Trees Die, People Die

Did that phrase get your attention? It should. This was the title of an article in the Atlantic in 2013. And it is not poetic and abstract but factual and worthy of note. You will hear it referenced on Thursday night at the Floyd Country Store at the showing of “In Search of Balance.” The inter-relationship […]

Eight Years Later: Morgellons Linked to Lyme?

I think maybe, back when I was seeing patients as a physical therapist, one of them told me about a mysterious condition (their own, a friend’s, a child’s?) that “medicine” was dismissing as “delusional dermatopathy”—an itch all in the heads of apparently some number of people who had sought–and not obtained–help. The CDC had just […]

Resistance Far from Futile: Bacteria’s Amazing Adaptability

Bacterial resistance is far from futile. It happens with amazing speed. For bacterial hosts–like us–on the other hand,  resistance might be futile, here beyond the end of the age of the “overworked miracle” that once described antibiotics. Serving suggestion: watch the jaw-dropping video time lapse of bacterial macroevolution whereby a high rate of reproduction, a high […]

Sudden Onset Dementia: Could It Be Lyme?

It might be trivial. It might produce only an itchy spot or  symptoms that are brief and go away entirely. Or a tick bite could change your life in terrible ways for a long, long time. And worse, almost 70% of those who get Lyme disease from a tick bite go undiagnosed. Or if treated, […]