[ RadSafe ] Diseases, Oxygen, Nerves, Muscles, etc.

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Sun Aug 7 01:16:34 CDT 2011

Hi Joe,

This post interests me indirectly because I have acute emphysema and use 
O2 24/7. I've followed the hormesis arguments on Radsafe over the years 
and essentially think it likely a real process. It occurs to me that all 
living organisms require stimulation; stimulus deprivation is a means 
for producing death. Ionizing radiation may simply be one aspect of this 
process so long as the level remains within reason (ah yes, that satanic 
phrase again). But nearly or all stimulation must remain within bounds 
to avoid inflicting damage. I usually am pleased to undergo a ct scan or 
chest x-ray as simply being a little radiation booster. Thus, radiation 
might differ little from sound, light, and so on, but we've only come to 
recognize it recently as a given . There may be no explanatory value in 
postulating it as a special stimulant to repair cell damage  Seems 
parsimonious to simply class it as another natural source of required 
stimulation.   Might this make any sense?

Several months ago, I had the surprising experience of being advised by 
cardiologist that I was probably too old to get Alzheimer's -- his view 
being that some symptoms would have shown by now ... shucks, I'm only 83

Thanks for remembering Jake. In recent weeks I've begun watching Craigs 
List and visiting local shelters -- so far not encountered one that I 
was ready to bring home, but hope to have a new companion in the near 
future. Jake was a great one for nearly 15 years. Mutual love and 
affection is another constructive stimulation for all of us! Do you have 
a dog or a pet?

Hope your world is treating you well and that you are staying reasonably 
cool through the summer heat.
Best always to you and yours,


On 8/6/2011 11:18 PM, JPreisig at aol.com wrote:
> Dear Radsafe,
>          From:    _jpreisig at aol.com_ (mailto:jpreisig at aol.com)
>          Hope all is well where you live  and work.
>          What follows is a bit off topic,  but it concerns human body
> information which some of us
> work on.   I know physics, geophysics, some fluid dynamics,  health
> physics, radiation physics, etc.
> My biochemistry, microbiology, organic chemistry training is a bit
> lacking????
>          Diseases like Parkinsons,  Alzheimers etc are possibly due to
> clogging of the brain with
> body plaques, clots etc as the body ages.  In heart disease, sometimes
> these plaques are
> cleared using HCL compounds, aspirin, etc.  Advanced plaque clogging  of
> the heart is treated
> via bypass surgery and balloon expansion in arteries.  Surgery to
> eliminate or minimize plaque
> clotting in the brain would probably prove to be difficult.  Maybe  someday
> we'll do things like
> transplanting 1/4 of a brain or whatever.
>         I suspect early Alzheimers and  Parkinsons diseases might also be
> treated using HCl compounds,
> aspirin etc.  Perhaps eating ordinary oranges would help  also,
>        Once brain passages are clogged  significantly, there is trouble
> getting oxygen to the brain.
> Oxygen deficit causes death or damage to nerves in the brain.  Once  nerves
> are damaged,
> perhaps body muscles (and automatic motor control systems) start to  fail.
>        If enough of all this happens, the body will  die.
>        Possibly, nerves so damaged could be  restored to function via
> restoration of oxygen to the brain.
> Use hyperbaric oxygen treatments????
>        Other diseases like Muscular  Dystrophy or Multiple Sclerosis might
> also have some genesis
> due to oxygen deficit in other parts of the body also.  Nerves and  muscles
> start to fail, sometimes
> over multiple years.  Other causes are also possible.  My  knowledge of
> these diseases is
> limited.  Imagine a pair of lungs or a heart that cannot supply
> blood/oxygen to some specific
> part of the body.
>        Seeing the young man from Rutgers, who was  injured during a football
> game, stand on his own lately
> (after a spinal injury) suggests that considerable nerve /spinal cord
> regeneration is
> possible in life.
>         I know this isn't directly related to  radiation.  Sorry.
>         Oh, to do some crude calculation of  radioisotopes (radon???) in the
> St. Lawrence Seaway,
> find the length of the seaway and its average gross sectional  area
> (perpendicular to the water flow).
> Estimate from river flow rate, how much water flows through the whole
> seaway in one year.
> Then consider how much radon leaks into the St. Lawrence riverbed in one
> year.  Compute the
> river bed average area over the length of the river: this is done by
> finding the length of the river and
> multiplying by the average river cross-section (a  length???).  Then factor
> in how much radon is
> leaked from a square foot (or whatever) of riverbed soil.  Find out  how
> much radon leaks from the riverbed
> into the river.  Check your units etc.  I don't know the answer  --- some
> radsafe person from Canada
> originally asked this question????  Does the radon stay in the river  water
> or does it just bubble through the
> water and exit through the river's surface???  Is the factor of river
> laminar versus turbulent flow a
> factor in all this????  Dilution is the solution to  pollution.???
>          Maury, did you get another  Dog???
>         Regards,   Joseph R. (Joe)  Preisig, PhD
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