Category Archives: Health

An Under-Appreciated Power of Media

Where does this so-called “wùmái” (雾霾) come from? Is the air any better or worse this year than last? It doesn’t seem too different to me, but in any case, the media won’t help you much to get an answer to that question. Continue reading

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Infant Formula Trafficking – An Extra Dose of Mafan

Since the 2008 melamine scandal, confidence in Chinese domestic suppliers of infant formula (奶粉) has understandably been low. Given the general lack of awareness of the downsides of pasteurization, imported infant formula made from pasteurized milk has been all the rage. Continue reading

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One more mysterious plague not (yet) in the news?

It seems that the Chinese government learned at least one memorable lesson from the 2003 SARS episode: epidemics are really messy affairs, and no good for tax receipts. These days it seems a new plague is on the upswing, one characterized by apparent immune system deficiencies reminiscent of AIDS. Continue reading

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MMS2 / Hypochlorous Acid – Ibuprofen Watch Out

Jim Humble’s MMS2 – calcium hypochlorite – works fast. Moreover, unlike MMS1, it is easy to take and not hard on the stomach. In combination with water it generates hypochlorous acid (HClO) in the stomach, a weak acid native to animal bodies which apparently attacks uninvited guests. Continue reading

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Removing Stubborn Mold From Plastic

Scrubbing it for hours doesn’t do the trick – what does? Continue reading

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Thinking about… inflammations and infections

In school I was told that there are two basic types of acute disease – one caused by “bacteria” or “germs” and the other caused by “viruses”. Against the first sort, antibiotics are supposed to be the tool of choice. Against the second there seemed to be no clear answers. In retrospect, I have had to conclude that my secondary school biology knowledge has turned out to be pretty spotty. At this point, with respect to the microscopic world, all I feel confident declaring is that I feel sure I don’t know what’s going on.

Nonetheless, my real-life experience has tended to lend some support to the idea that there could well be two distinct categories of acute disease – whatever those are. For lack of any better words I’ll call them infections and inflammations. Continue reading

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Are Humans Water-Based Creatures? Or Oil & Water-Based?

Humans – and all other animals for that matter – are water AND fat-based creatures. In essence, our bodies are composed of trillions of tiny little “intelligent” plastic sacks. Continue reading

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