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Path to Healing and Health 

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on April 18, 2022 by andelino

Most people put enormous faith in the medical industry to rid them of sickness and disease. Here is a sounder object for your faith.

Thanks to coronavirus, the medical industry has dominated our lives in recent years. In 2020, U.S. health spending amounted to $4.1 trillion. That is nearly 20 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product—1 in 5 dollars! People put enormous faith in doctors to cure their sickness and disease.

The trouble is, we have seen how politicized many of our most-celebrated health institutions have become. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health—these have been shown to be deeply influenced by money from pharmaceutical companies, and they are making decisions that profit themselves at the expense of public health. You see similar problems even with local doctors: “Often they prescribe drugs or recommend procedures out of financial interest, not good health.”

Read more at “A Sure Path to Healing and Health”

The Pantry Pastor

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on April 16, 2021 by andelino

It’s time to take back our health and get back on track. Is the food we consume God-given and life-sustaining, or man-made and life-taking?

Science Of Pregnancy

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 24, 2012 by andelino

When a viable sperm penetrates a viable egg inside a woman’s reproductive tract, the result is a fertilized egg that can then implant in the uterus. That fact of life is consistent regardless of how that sperm and egg met up, including whether or not the sperm was ejaculated during rape.

That may be news to Rep. Todd Akin from Missouri who told a local television station, in explaining his stance that abortion should not be allowed even in the case of rape: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

“Physiologically, if the sperm is in the vagina, a pregnancy can occur, regardless of the circumstances of how that sperm got there,” said Dr. Melisa Holmes, an ob-gyn and founder of Girlology, an organization that promotes healthy sexuality and communication in families.

And though the anti-abortion Republican says he “misspoke,” Holmes says that Akin’s remark also suggests that some rapes are not “legitimate,” and this continues a harmful misconception about violence against women.

“A rape is a rape, and a woman has the same physical and emotional consequences whether she’s raped by a stranger in a dark alley or someone she’s known for five years,” Holmes told LiveScience. “That’s one of those misconceptions that gets perpetuated and unfortunately affects women in a bad way — ‘Were you really raped, or were you at fault for part of it?'”

Perhaps Akin is correct in thinking it’s not the easiest of tasks to get pregnant; that’s why men don’t ejaculate just one sperm and instead release nearly 100 million sperm. (Men who have fewer than 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen may have difficulty conceiving, according to a WebMD article.) That’s because few sperm survive the grueling journey from the vagina to the fallopian tubes where they can meet up with an egg. Even for those that make it, only the healthiest will penetrate, and fertilize, the egg. [11 Odd Facts About the Pregnant Body]

Still, of the 6.7 million pregnancies in the United States every year, about half are unintended, according to the Guttmacher Institute. The chance of getting pregnant from one event of unprotected sexual intercourse is 5 percent on average, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

And according to research by Holmes and her colleagues published in 1996 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, that same rate applies to rape victims, though it’s tricky to compare these different populations.

Rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency,” the study researchers wrote in their journal article. “It is a cause of many unwanted pregnancies, and is closely linked with family and domestic violence.”

In the study, Holmes and her colleagues, followed more than 4,000 American adults over a three-year period. Nationally, they found rape-related pregnancy rate was 5 percent among women of reproductive age, 12 to 45, meaning about 32,000 pregnancies result from rape each year, they concluded. Among 34 cases of rape-related pregnancy that they looked at closely, 32 percent of women maintained the pregnancy and kept the infant, 50 percent underwent an abortion, nearly 6 percent placed the baby up for adoption and nearly 12 percent had a miscarriage.

At the end of the day, Holmes said of Akin’s comments, “It’s just simple lack of education into the human body,” adding that “the reproductive system is going to respond in the same way whether it’s rape, or you’re madly in love with someone. It’s tubes and pipes and sperm and eggs, and there’s nothing that will stop that process.”

Gonorrhea

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on June 2, 2012 by andelino

Gonorrhea is a very widespread disease. So it is quite normal that people are curious about it. The Gonorrhea Symptom are found in women are secretion in the vagina, pelvic pain, while urinating itching or burning sensation, conjunctivitis or red, itchy eyes, bleeding between periods, burning in the throat for oral sex , vulva getting swollen, swollen glands in the throat. These symptoms are generally seen 2-10 days after getting infected. And men’s Gonorrhea Symptom is seen within 2-14 after infection. Their symptoms are penis secretion, in the time of urinating burning sensation, burning in the throat, painful testicles and swollen glands in the throat.

A potentially dangerous sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

The U.N. health agency is urging governments and doctors to step up surveillance of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a bacterial infection that can cause inflammation, infertility, pregnancy complications and, in extreme cases, lead to maternal death. Babies born to mothers with gonorrhea have a 50 percent chance of developing eye infections that can result in blindness.

“This organism has basically been developing resistance against every medication we’ve thrown at it,” said Dr. Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, a scientist in the agency’s department of sexually transmitted diseases. This includes a group of antibiotics called cephalosporin’s currently considered the last line of treatment.

“In a couple of years it will have become resistant to every treatment option we have available now,” she told The Associated Press in an interview ahead of WHO’s public announcement on its ‘global action plan’ to combat the disease. Lusti-Narasimhan said the new guidance is aimed at ending complacency about gonorrhea and encouraging researchers to speed up their hunt for a new cure.

Once considered a scourge of sailors and soldiers, gonorrhea — known colloquially as the clap — became easily treatable with the discovery of penicillin. Now, it is again the second most common sexually transmitted infection after Chlamydia. The global health body estimates that of the 498 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections worldwide, gonorrhea is responsible for some 106 million infections annually. It also increases the chances of infection with other diseases, such as HIV.

“It’s not a European problem or an African problem, it’s really a worldwide problem,” said Lusti-Narasimhan.

Scientists believe overuse of antibiotics, coupled with the gonorrhea bacteria’s astonishing ability to adapt, means the disease is now close to becoming a super bug.

Resistance to cephalosporin’s was first reported in Japan, but more recently has also been detected in Britain, Hong Kong and Norway. As these are all countries with well-developed health systems, it is likely that cephalosporin-resistant strains are also circulating undetected elsewhere.

Therefore the Geneva-based agency wants countries not just to tighten their rules for antibiotic use, but also to improve their surveillance systems so that the full extent of the problem can be determined.

Better sex education is also needed, as proper condom use is an effective means of stopping transmission, said Lusti-Narasimhan.”We’re not going to be able to get rid of it completely,” she said. “But we can limit the spread.”

Genius Boys

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2012 by andelino

Like Maryland schoolboy Jack Andraka, 15, who recently invented a simple, cheap test for pancreatic cancer, another boy, Dennis Mitchell, 8, of Dayton Ohio invented a simple test for qualification for office of President. He calls it his “un-funny vetting” process:

“See, a candidate for president shouldn’t be laughable. That’s ‘the first big test.’ So first, you look at his birth certificate. If you don’t laugh, you take a look at his mom and dad. If you don’t laugh, you move on to the transcripts of his grades. If you do laugh, you look to see how  he got into and out of college with these grades. If you don’t  laugh, you move on to his writings as a student. If you don’t laugh, you look to see who his preacher was the past 20 years. If you don’t laugh, you look to see his personal relationships over the years. If you don’t laugh, you look to see the records of his wife’s education and employment. If you don’t laugh you look at his record in prior office and how he  managed to get elected over and over again by the same slim margin. If you don’t laugh, you read his writings as an adult. (If you don’t laugh then you probably believe he wrote them himself.) Then you take a look at the statements he’s made in public for the past few years. If you don’t laugh, you take a look at the people he has associated with, including terrorists, communists, Maoists, black separatists, race-baiters and stuff like that.  If you don’t laugh, then maybe he’s okay and he passes the first big test.  But all this is a lot of work for one person to do. So I have another invention: I call it the ‘news media.’”

“Well, that’s my ‘first big test’ invention. I have others I can tell you about, but my Mom says I have to go to bed now.”

Obama is hailed by his supporters and the mainstream media as one of the most brilliant men ever to hold the office. However, his refusal to release his academic records, his admitted deficiencies as a student, and his frequent factual errors–even in his chosen field of constitutional law–have cast doubt upon his supposed genius. Now, Breitbart News has established that America’s dumbest president Barack Obama, had grades and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores lower than those of George W. Bush!

“And I never picked my nose in public up to my proximal phalangeal joint either, like this idiot or his fellow idiot, Hillary Clinton has done. See the disgusting pictures below and you’ll know what I’m talkin’ about. And I like that joke you folks made about breaking Obama’s finger by punching him in the nose!”

The mental giants we have in the White House are absolutely not attempting to clean dried mucous from their nasal passages using their phalnages, they are applying a form of “Stimulus” to their super-powered cerebra to create jobs for their neurons and reduce unemployment of their temporal lobes.

Genital Sonic Blasts

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by andelino

It seems an unlikely treatment, but impotent men are being offered what is claimed to be the first permanent cure for their condition, “a sonic blasts applied to the affected genital area.”

The sound-wave treatment is being hailed as an alternative to drugs such as Viagra and Cialis. But while medication treats symptoms, the new sonic therapy is said to tackle the cause. Erectile dysfunction, which affects up to a quarter of men over 40, is most commonly caused by the hardening of the arteries, restricting blood flow.

But pioneers of the ED1000 treatment say the vibrations encourage new blood vessels to form. Although the treatment sounds discomfiting – “it involves directing pressurized sound waves directly on to the penis” – patients have been assured that it is pain-free.

Those undergoing the procedure – which involves 12 quarter-hour  sessions over a nine-week period –  are told to expect a tapping sensation as 100 blasts of sound waves are delivered each minute, followed by a tingling feeling afterwards.

“The ideal candidates are those who have a physical explanation for their impotence, such as hardened arteries or diabetes.” It will not work if the problem is “psychological or stress-related.” But the results so far are really very encouraging.

It sure sounds like men are just not that sexually interested in their partners anymore and using impotence as an excuse. I know many who get up ridiculously early in the morning to go to work, then stop in at the bar on their way home, and early to bed… “got an early start tomorrow dear…”

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