will brady's ruminations
How Bug Spray Works
| This is here because of a search I did on "paradoxical effects" of psychiatric medications | The read is interesting and relevant since the article first
talks about the brain's neurons communicate with one another, and how drugs affect that communication process |
Read down and you'll find that a chemical known as Acetylcholine
is used by the neurons that control your muscles, heart, and lungs | It is also used by many neurons in the brain that are involved in memory | Acetylcholine crosses the brain synapses and tells the muscles to extend by stimulating the receptor sites on the muscles |
When nerve signals are terminated this is called “reuptake” | Acetylcholine is rapidly broken down by a chemical called acetylcholinesterase | Have you ever looked at the fine print on a bottle of Prozac, Paxil, or Zoloft? It says in there that the drug is a “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor” (SSRI) |
Now, read the fine print on a can of insecticide | For some of them, it says that the active ingredient is an “acetylcholinesterase inhibitor” | So, the same effect that we see with bug spray, can be facilitated by SSRIs | You do the math |
As an FYI, nicotine directly stimulates acetylcholine receptors | Alzheimer’s disease results when these acetylcholine-using neurons in the brain die | [As an aside, does this new info about bug spray provide us any fresh insights on the actions of former insect exterminatior Tom DeLay?
Labels: brain damage, bug spray, psychopharmacology, SSRI, tom delay
big pharma | drug wars
| The language of obsfucation is always fascinating | BigPharma and Mental Illness Inc. sometimes use this term when referring to known negative effects | The researchers in the industry know this stuff, they just seem so averse to sharing it | I wonder why?:Some observations
1- The May 2005 issue of Mother Jones
describes what happens when the Drug Lords manage the mental health system | Aliah Gleason was a direct victim of the Texas juvenile
mental illness promoters | They took her from her family, pumped her full of a polypharma regimen, then kept her from her family |
Seems that she was lucky | She survived | Some sources indicate that as many as 17,000 kids in Texas are subjected to forced psychiatric drugging |
Rhetorical question time: Why is it that when the Soviets subjected their citizens to forced drugging it was recognized as torture
but here in the USA it's just treatment as usual?
2- FDA Warns Antipsychotic Drugs Dangerous to Elderly
Also in 2005 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory to alert health care providers,
patients, and patient caregivers to new safety information concerning an unapproved (i.e., “off-label”) use of certain drugs called “atypical antipsychotic drugs.” These drugs are approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and mania, but clinical studies of these drugs to treat behavioral disorders in elderly patients with dementia have shown a higher death rate associated with their use compared to patients receiving a placebo (sugar pill).
Labels: alzheimers, drug ward, mental health, neuroleptics, pscyhopharmacology, psychiatric drugs
An inexpensive solar furnace has been built to heat a house in Nova Scotia
...at least, that's where I think it has been built.
The builder of this remarkably uncomplicated contraption is Dan Robichaud. I learned of his efforts via a Yahoo group to which I subscribe that's devoted to harnessing renewable energy
On his web pages describing his efforts he notes, "I am only doing this as a hobby, I am not an expert. I have researched this online and over the years I have seen hundreds of hobbyists claim to make these out of scrap wood and beer or soda cans.
Several companies offer commercial versions of this for over $2,500 [Canadian].
My goal is to build it under $100 [Canadian]
What he does possess is the initiative to see the project through to completion and then, is rewarded by seeing that it works.
His "eureka" day was seeing "The outside air temperature was 9 degrees Celsius – and the internal temperature of the unit reached 37.1 degrees Celsius. The unit maintained over 25 degrees Celsius internal temperature for over three hours in intermittent sunlight
I look forward to seeing updates on his efforts.
Labels: furnaces, home heating, solar heating, sustainable resounces
Completely conforming to the contractors' definition of "soon,"
the new French doors promised for some time near the end of September, are at last installed. Here's a look.
Now for the finish work. There's the exterior clapboarding, primer painting, interior and exterior electrical work, as well as interior bead-board ceiling, sheet-rock walls and painting all left to do. Maybe by Christmas... as long as I daren't identify the year.
Labels: building, construction, french doors, home