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Despite all our advanced medical technology, humans have never been sicker.

This site explores this issue with advice for health at the end of the world. You'll find practical information for your mind and body in the midst of a dying civilization.

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I Will Survive?
A few evenings ago I watched The Martian, a film that stars Matt Damon. It's a story of an astronaut left for dead on the planet Mars, who survives for almost two years on his own. Against all odds and facing calamity after calamity, he is finally rescued and returned to Earth. At the end of the film he is speaking to a group of young astronauts. He makes the comment -- and I paraphrase -- at some point, you know you're going to die; you can either accept that, or you can get to work.

That line made me think about our current predicament - and actually, the movie is a really good analogy of what's happening on this planet right now. Everywhere we look we are facing seemingly insurmountable problems that threaten to end our existence: climate change, resource depletion, net energy decline, overpopulation, pollution, nuclear war threats, sea level rise . . . There's more

The Next 10 Years: the Beginning of Chaos
By John House, MD

The essay below appeared as a four-part series in the Eureka Springs Independent, a weekly newspaper in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in May 2016. Minor changes have been made to improve flow as a single article.

The 60’s and 70’s were an exciting time to be young. So much was changing; everywhere a person looked there were new technologies, new discoveries – even other planets were no longer off limits.

Like most people raised in the industrialized world during the 20th century, I was taught – directly and indirectly – that humans would experience non-stop progress; each generation would build on the successes of the last taking the human race to ever higher levels. There had been setbacks along the way, but that wasn’t something we had to worry about any more. The internal combustion . . . There's more

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
UPDATE: (9/9/15) - On 4 Sept., 2015, the World Health Organization requested recognition of EHS as a "genuine pathological entity". See the link in the articles to the right.

These are the notes on a talk that I gave on August 5, 2015, in Holiday Island, Arkansas on the topic of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.


Recently, I became aware of a condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or EHS. In my effort to learn more about this condition, I ran across this case in the International Journal of Neuroscience:

This is from the abstract:
Objective: We sought direct evidence that acute exposure to environmental-strength electromagnetic fields could induce somatic reactions (EMF hypersensitivity).
Methods: The subject, a female physician self-diagnosed with EMF hypersensitivity, was exposed to an average (over the head) 60-Hz electric field of 300 V/m (comparable to typical environmental-strength EMFs) during controlled provocation and behavioral studies.
Results: In . . . There's more

Ocean Acidification, Warmth, and Death
For eons, the world ocean has been a carbon sink, helping to mediate changes of CO2 in the atmosphere. Since the rise of humans, it also has served as the primary source of food for countless numbers. Currently, the ocean is growing more acidic as it absorbs the enormous amounts of carbon we are pumping into the atmosphere. This is causing numerous changes including death of coral reefs and dissolving shells on some crustaceans. It has been discovered recently that the ocean depths are warming. This, also, is causing disruption to ocean life cycles. Pollution ranging from plastic trash, to human sewage, to chemicals, to oil spills, to radioactive waters from Fukushima, is taking its toll on the ocean.

Eventually, the ocean reaches a point at which it can't absorb any more and it begins to change. The billions of species which rely on the ocean likely will be unable . . . There's more

Historically, methane has been in the atmosphere at concentrations ranging from 300 ppb to 700 ppb extending back more than 400,000 years (Vostok Ice Core measurements). In the 1850s, atmospheric methane was somewhere in the neighborhood of 850 ppb. With the growth of industrialization, methane concentrations have grown as well. By the early 2000s, the concentration had increased to almost 1800 ppb.

On December 29, 2013, atmospheric methane recorded over the Arctic ocean was 2399 ppb. (http://arctic-news.blogspot.ca/2013/12/the-biggest-story-of-2013.html) That's an increase of almost 500% over historic levels. When this is graphed, once again, the ubiquitous hockey stick is seen.

Methane is much more potent as a greenhouse gas. Over 20 years, methane traps 72 times more heat than does CO2. As more methane is introduced into the atmosphere, temperature will increase much more quickly.

At this point, methane is measured in parts . . . There's more

Daddy! I'm hungry!" The little girl's pathetic cry tore through - Read more

See all Doom Shorts
EHS and MCS recognized as genuine pathology.
The WHO is requesting that Electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity be recognized as "genuine pathological entities" and that they be given ICD codes (the official codes used by the medical community). - Read more

Teflon and More
There have been rumors and accusations about the dangers of Teflon for years. Now the trials are about to begin and the evidence supports those fears. This is a chemical nasty that is now in every part of our environment and will last long after we humans are gone. - Read more

Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the Earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind
. . . "the paper gives ordinary people an elegant metaphor to understand the globe's stagnating economic and political systems and their close relatives: collapsing ecosystems. It also offers a blunt course of action: "drastic" energy conservation." - Read more

Stent or Drugs - The Data is Still Out
We stent people on a fairly regular basis during a cardiac cath procedure. Now some new research seems to indicate that drugs may be just as effective for some patients. Interesting . . .
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We Just Keep Getting Fatter
This is probably no surprise, but Americans continue to gain weight. The obesity epidemic is worsening.
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Personalized Medicine
Will your genes determine which medicine your doctor prescribes? Could be soon. More and more evidience seems to support the idea.
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Measles on the Upswing
Parents worried that immunizations cause autism seem to be leading to the increase in the number of measles cases. Very frustrating.
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