Worm Therapy

Sporadically we offer newsy tidbits we’ve gleaned that cover alternative therapies, metaphysics and holistic awareness. Found recently, here’s some news.

 

Don’t Squirm. Eat a Worm. Ordinarily, you’d think that having a few internal parasites would be a really bad thing and you’d want to get rid of them as soon as possible, right? Well, if your life depended on them and you were healthier with them in your gut, you might think otherwise. It’s a small segment of the public but there is a growing number who intentionally introduce parasitical worms to the body and find relief from a variety of otherwise untreatable autoimmune diseases.

An autoimmune disease is a real mystery. How can it be that something can…

entered on 06/28/16 at 03:23 PM | read more »


Summer Solstice

You know, you never know who makes up a lot of this stuff. I mean, we have so many terms and myths that are ascribed to different parts of life and the world that we often never really stop to wonder how they came about. Take “honeymoon”, for instance.

Everyone knows the modern-day meaning. It’s that all-too-brief period of time immediately following a wedding, when the bride and groom are locked in connubial bliss. It’s often associated with a get-away or vacation, usually somewhere romantic. The term also elides into any relationship with a formal initiation and the happy period of time that follows that beginning phase. Heck, even pro athletes traded to a new team are said to enjoy…

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Gut Reaction

Flip Wilson, groundbreaking comedian of the 1960s and ‘70s, elevated two comic catchphrases to status in the American vernacular. His stage character, Geraldine, played in drag, often ended skits with the expository screech, “The Devil made me do it!” It never failed to bring raucous laughter. Invoking innocence based on the influence of an outside force is commonplace in human behavior. And maybe it’s not so far removed from truth.

Free at Last? Not so Fast.

Whether a human being suffers pre-destination or operates under a free will was a debate labored over long and hard in my college days, usually at the Blackstone Hotel’s Golden Spur with late night Camels and coffee. Ever the humanist, I would usually take…

entered on 06/14/16 at 09:25 AM | read more »


Hydrate

Next to air, water is the most vital element for human survival. The human body is 75 percent water. You knew that. But if you’re under the age of 50, you may not know that there was a time that you could actually stoop over a creek or stream and dip into cool, fresh, drinkable water. You can’t do that anymore. No matter how high you go in the Rockies, no matter how far you roam in the tundra, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a river, rapids or rill undefiled by human-generated pollution, most of it extremely dangerous to consume.

Nowadays, in order to simply survive, society has to push H2O through filters, purifiers and pipes just to remove toxins,…

entered on 06/06/16 at 04:24 PM | read more »


Duh!

There is no dearth of stupid human tricks. We are at once our own worst enemies and defilers of Planet Earth. It’s just the way it is. Maybe it goes back to the mythical “Garden of Eden.” To wit, when you violate instructions and eat of the Tree of Knowledge, you think you know it all. However it happened, human hubris is a trademark of our species. And it may be the terminal pathology as well. A small sampling of the evidence, garnered from recent news items, follows.

Cellphone radiation. Only something as obviously distracting, copiously unnatural and definitively ubiquitous as automatons walking, sitting, driving, dining while lost in the pixels of cellphone intoxication could serve as the synecdoche of…

entered on 05/31/16 at 03:07 PM | read more »


Here’s Why

When I was nine years old, my sister took me to work with her on a summer Saturday. She sat me down in the Children’s Department of the old Omaha Public Library where she worked in the Catalog Department. Kids’ books were in their own special room with big wooden tables and solid wooden bookshelves. She told me I could read anything in there and went upstairs after asking the librarian to keep an eye on me. I was elated. It was the first time I was going to be able to pick out a book to read all by myself. Before that, it was always a schoolbook or one my parents had given me.

I sidled over to the…

entered on 05/24/16 at 09:51 AM | read more »


Death for Profit

“Examine the obvious.” That was a favorite imperative of Dr. Fritz Perls, originator of Gestalt Therapy. The ideal is followed too rarely.

Prince Nelson need not have died. Not the way he did, at least: in an elevator, slumped over in an opioid-induced rigor mortis.

Prince was another of the thousands killed each year unnecessarily by prescription drugs. The numbers are staggering. Since a Journal of the American Medical Association tally in 1998 (JAMA Vol. 279, No. 15), somewhere between two and three million people have died from prescribed pharmaceutical drugs in the United States alone. The JAMA article tallied up 106,000 deaths in one year due to prescriptions that were used in accordance with doctors’ instructions.

Prince’s death initiated…

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