How the Corona Virus Hacks the Immune System: the New Yorker

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Deep Resilience: Do No Harm

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Deep Resilience: Chapter Stress Matters

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Deep Resilience: Chapter Stress Matters

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“Stress Hormone” Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability

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Brief Self-Compassion Training Alters Neural Responses to Evoked Pain for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study,

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David Sinclair on Anti-Aging

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Deep Resilience. First Drafts of Introduction and Longevity Chapter and Do No Harm

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How This Anti-Aging Scientist Turns His Findings Into a Lifestyle

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The effectiveness of electronic pulsed soft tissue vibration compared with topical anaesthesia in reducing the pain of injection of local anaesthetics in adults: a randomized controlled split-mouth clinical trial

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Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization

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Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization

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How the Corona Virus Hacks the Immune System: the New Yorker

This is such a terrific article.  Not only does it do a creditable job of explaining the basics of the immune system, but also how Covid 19 acts to disrupt cells and highjacks the immune system.  Since I’m unsure if the article will be accessible if you’re lacking a subscription, I’ll quote some pertinent parts…

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Deep Resilience: Do No Harm

Belatedly posting to the blog my chapter in Deep Resilience called “Do No Harm”.  Read and learn! First Do No Harm 8.29.2020 for sharing

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Deep Resilience: Chapter Stress Matters

Updated Stress Response Chapter here Stress Response Chapter for sharing rough draft 11.21.2020 I’ve “completed” another chapter in my long form writing project called “Stress Matters.”  As blog readers know, I’ve been researching stress and monitoring autonomic nervous system activity in the clinic for many years.  This chapter is still in a rough form, but…

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“Stress Hormone” Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/stress-hormone-cortisol-linked-to-early-toll-on-thinking-ability?utm_source=pocket-newtab Photo by Francesco Sambati / EyeEm / Getty Images. The stresses of everyday life may start taking a toll on the brain in relatively early middle age, research shows. The study of more than 2,000 people, most of them in their 40s, found those with the highest levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol performed…

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Brief Self-Compassion Training Alters Neural Responses to Evoked Pain for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study,

Brief Self-Compassion Training Alters Neural Responses to Evoked Pain for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study, Michael P Berry, Jacqueline Lutz, PhD, Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD, Christopher Germer, PhD, Susan Pollak, PhD, Robert R Edwards, PhD, Paula Gardiner, MD, Gaelle Desbordes, PhD, Vitaly Napadow, PhD, Pain Medicine, , pnaa178, https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnaa178 Abstract Objective Self-compassion meditation, which…

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David Sinclair on Anti-Aging

This is more on David Sinclair.  I covered him in the longevity chapter, here. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-scientist-believes-aging-is-optional?utm_source=pocket-newtab ” His 2019 book, Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To ($28, Atria Books), out this fall, details the cutting-edge science that’s taking place in the field of longevity right now. The quick takeaway from this not-so-quick read: scientists…

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Deep Resilience. First Drafts of Introduction and Longevity Chapter and Do No Harm

I am posting first drafts of two chapters from my writing project called Deep Resilience. The references haven’t been completed and there is plenty of polishing to do.  I may add my own story to the Introduction, but for the sake of brevity left it out on this iteration. Introduction here Introduction-Deep Resilience-8.3.2020 Longevity Chapter for…

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How This Anti-Aging Scientist Turns His Findings Into a Lifestyle

This article looks at the longevity scientist David Sinclair. How This Anti-Aging Scientist Turns His Findings Into a Lifestyle ‘I practice what I discover.’

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The effectiveness of electronic pulsed soft tissue vibration compared with topical anaesthesia in reducing the pain of injection of local anaesthetics in adults: a randomized controlled split-mouth clinical trial

Of interest to me because of the obvious parallel with the scratching I do before inserting needles.  In doing this type of  intervention you occupy the pain circuits with touch/vibration, an example of the “gating” principle popularized by Melzack and Wall back in the late 80’s.  Still alive and well and useful. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0901502720302563 The effectiveness…

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Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization

Studies showing improved blood flow to the uterus with acupuncture are well known.  This study shows improvement in number of mature ooctyes with electroacupuncture versus sham acupuncture. Med Acupunct. 2019 Oct 1; 31(5): 289–297. Published online 2019 Oct 17. doi: 10.1089/acu.2019.1368 PMCID: PMC6795274 PMID: 31624528 Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization Ayu Cintani Kusuma,1 Nadia…

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