Author Archives: Dr. Anthony G. Payne

Making pancreatic cancer cells too acidic to survive

 

Pancreatic cancer blocked by disrupting cellular pH balance (Medical Express) by Sanford Burnham (Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) April 7, 2020

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have found a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by disrupting their pH equilibrium. The study, published in Cancer Discovery, reports how depleting an ion transport protein lowers the pH to a point that compromises pancreatic cancer cell growth.

“Our study suggests that interfering with cellular pH represents a new therapeutic avenue to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers for which there is currently no effective treatment,” says Cosimo Commisso, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Sanford Burnham Prebys’ NCI-designated Cancer Center.’

“A new therapeutic avenue..”? Not exactly (Granted, the SBP scientists have their own unique way of lowering tumor cell pH). Check out this blog entry of mine: Exploiting a vulnerability in some forms of cancer: the Warburg Effect revisited

This particular  blog entry contains a link to a paper by “yours truly” from 2005: PREVENTING METASTASIS AND ACHIEVING ONCOLYSIS IN SOLID TUMORS BY INHIBITING SPECIFIC METALLOPROTEINASES AND MANIPULATING KEY METABOLIC PATHWAYS (Medical Hypotheses & Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2005)

From the abstract section of my paper:

By artfully manipulating key metabolic anaerobic biochemical pathways, it should be possible to increase lactate and block its excretion, resulting in lethal reductions in intracellular pH. Compounds are advanced for accomplishing this as well as helping eradicate non-hypoxic regions of tumors, based on predecessor methods which results in long term remissions in per sons with a host of solid tumor malignancies. A number of measures are also introduced for inducing oncostasis and preventing metastasis.

This approach to effecting tumor cell die-off was dubbed by me “The Metabolic Oncolytic Regimen” and was first bandied about by me in 1989 (My original paper on this was posted online in 1989 followed by a revised spin in 2011).  

Its use by various oncologists in the US and abroad has put many patients with advanced and sometimes end stage metastatic cancer into partial and even full remission

This body of work attracted the attention of various staffers at the Office of Alternative Medicine (later reborn as the NCCAM) including NIH post-doc toxicologist Li-Chuan Chin which resulted in my being funded by the NIH to attend the historic Practice Outcomes Monitoring and Evaluation System (POMES) cancer conference held in Bethesda (in 1996). A few years later the faculty senate and president of a integrative medical school in Sri Lanka (Open International University of CAM) recognized the promise of the MOR by bestowing an honorary MD degree and 2 medals in science on me.

The revised Metabolic Oncolytic Regimen (MOR) is sometimes prescribed by MDs abroad who are also utilizing another of my brainchildren: Donor granulocyte therapy for advanced cancer (NCIM)

© April 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

UPDATED: Masks coated with antivirus liquid preventing infection with COVID-19

My mini-army of Japanese volunteers have been coating masks with a NaCl+KCl+Tween20 solution for many weeks now and then donning them every time they circulate in public (Readers will find the procedure for making up the spray on liquid at-home here). Not one has gotten infected with COVID-19, influenza or even a cold. While people all around them are getting sick and panicking, they are sailing on unaffected.

Pointer: Coat both sides of the cotton mask(s) you use in public. This way if you should pick up the COVID-19 virus on your fingertips and touch your mask the viral particles should die quickly. Of course, once you are back home it would probably be a good idea to sterilize the mask and apply a fresh coating of the antivirus solution to both sides, let it dry thoroughly, and use it religiously (The coating should kill all the viruses that land on it but I tend to err on the side of caution aka “Just in case”).

Click to access additional COVID-19 countermeasures.

From my lab bench to you:  I have been experimenting with many nontoxic antiviral medicinal plant extracts & fungi derived compounds (COVID-19 is an RNA virus). All of these have garnered bench top and empiric evidence of effectiveness against various coronavirus family members including Ebola and SARS. However, it appears they were not pursued by drug companies probably because they cannot patent the anti-RNA compounds in them (Too many and most likely they work in-tandem in vivo and not as well when isolated and purified).

My focus has been on developing a an oral agent whose mode of action will (among other things) make it less likely for the COVID-19 virus to attach to and penetrate lung cells (which can result in viral pneumonia, sepsis and death), as well as to upregulate angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) which has been shown to reduce the severity of coronavirus infections.

Readers are invited to lend support to my antiviral research project by going tohttps://bit.ly/3br109H
© April 6, 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/fighting-back-against-covid-19-1.pdf

 

Stopping the COVID-19 pandemic: history repeats itself

1918 Spanish Flu historical documentary | Swine Flu Pandemic | Deadly plague of 1918

 


If you think the measures being enacted recently to prevent the spread of COVID-19 sound familiar, you know your history of pandemics very well indeed! As this documentary richly illustrates social distancing, masks, rapid infection & death in some people, healthcare workers struggling to deal with patients and contracting the infection themselves, product shortages ….everything we are seeing & grappling with now…pretty much was done or seen during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. I might add: In the SFE-1918 the 2nd and 3rd waves of infection were worse than the first. Watch this documentary to understand why.

Afterwards get acquainted with these COVID-19 countermeasures (most of them do-it-yourself at home): https://biotheorist.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/covid-19-countermeasures-more/

Broad spectrum antiviral research project


© April 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

Killing COVID-19 on surfaces & in the air: can charged particles pull this off?

Bengaluru Scientist Claims New Medical Device Can Neutralise Coronavirus, Will be Sent to US to Test

A medical electronics research unit, Organisation De Scalene, claims it has developed the prototype of a gadget that could neutralise the spread of the virus. The prototype is being sent to the University of Maryland in the US this week, for the tests to be corroborated and its efficacy and reach to be verified.

Chairman of the organisation, Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar, said that what his institute has innovated is a small device or gadget that can be kept in homes, auditoriums, offices, schools, cars… everywhere.

Explaining the science behind it, he said coronavirus is a spiral ball-like thing with a lots of spikes called ‘S-protein’. These proteins, he said, are positive cells and negative-seeking – when your body comes in contact the viruses thus go into the body and because cells have negative potential, it sticks in cells and releases its DNA into it and starts replicating. That is how the virus survives.

“This gadget we have developed only releases a huge amount of electrons – these viruses don’t know the difference between electrons of your body or others. Once the electrons are released, the virus cells get neutralised. Any infected person comes in – if he touches something, these electrons will neutralise all the viral electrons. After that, even if you ingest it, it goes into your stomach as a piece of protein but won’t cause damage,” he claimed.

(Emphasis mine)

This approach rang a bell so I checked around and came up with this article from 2003: Air ionisers wipe out hospital infections (New Scientist, 3 January 2003)

Research by electronics company Sharp has shown that positive and negative ions produced by their air conditioning systems can inactivate viruses including influenza. But the new study is the first to link such an effect to reduced infections in hospitals.

A little more digital archeology turned up: Ionising air conditioners ‘zap flu’ (Sharp Plasmacluster, September 11, 2002)

Sep 11, 2002 – The “plasmacluster ion air purification” system generates positive and negative ions, which react with microparticles, including microbes

However, what the Bengaluru scientists developed sounds like it puts out far more charged particles than what a typical room ionizer does. Obviously the thing to do is wait for it to be cleared by the FDA for sale in the USA and then check out the machine specs. But, for those who want to press ahead and experiment with a Sharp ionizing machine (Plasmacluster), here is a link to the Google results I got for this particular model: Google shopping results for Sharpe Plasma Cluster air conditioning system

For those intrepid readers who want to see reviews of other ionizers, here are links to two such articles:

https://www.airbetter.org/ionic-air-purifier-reviews-ratings-and-guides-for-consumers/  – Ionic Air Purifier Reviews Consumer Reports of 2019 – 2020

https://shinealightonsad.com/best-negative-ion-generator/#AvianoAV890 – Best Negative Ion Generators 2020: At A Glance List (Lists 9 and includes square footage covered for each machine)

The question naturally arises: are air ioniziners a “risk free” technology? No, at least for those folks with asthma, allergies and possibly some other medical conditions. Here is a Web MD article on this:

https://www.webmd.com/asthma/news/20050404/ionizing-air-cleaners-may-pose-health-hazard#1Ionizing Air Cleaners May Pose Health Hazard (Machines Add to Indoor Ozone, Consumer Reports Investigation Shows)


Among the (apparently few) scientific papers published on the impact of ionized particles on various microorganisms


Ionizing air affects influenza virus infectivity and prevents airborne-transmission. Hagbom M, Nordgren J, Nybom R, Hedlund KO, Wigzell H, Svensson L.  Sci Rep. 2015;5:11431. Published 2015 Jun 23. doi:10.1038/srep11431

The bactericidal effect of an ionizer under low concentration of ozone. Park JS, Sung BJ, Yoon KS, Jeong CS. BMC Microbiol. 2016 Jul 30;16(1):173. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0785-5.PMID: 27475908   Free PMC Article   Similar articles

The application of ionizers in domestic refrigerators for reduction in airborne and surface bacteria. Kampmann Y, Klingshirn A, Kloft K, Kreyenschmidt J. J Appl Microbiol. 2009 Dec 1;107(6):1789-98. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04359.x. Epub 2009 Apr 25. PMID: 19486210  Free Article   Similar articles

Upper-room ultraviolet light and negative air ionization to prevent tuberculosis transmission. Escombe AR, Moore DA, Gilman RH, Navincopa M, Ticona E, Mitchell B, Noakes C, Martínez C, Sheen P, Ramirez R, Quino W, Gonzalez A, Friedland JS, Evans CA. PLoS Med. 2009 Mar 17;6(3):e43. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000043. PMID: 19296717 Free PMC Article Similar articles


© March 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

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COVID-19: Make-it-yourself ventilators

MAKE-IT-YOURSELF VENTILATOR: Dr. Robert Dennis (Prof. of bioengineering, UNC; President of Micro-Pulse LLC)

Rice University engineering team creates intermediate tech ventilator for <$300 (Kits to pull this off in your home hobby shop or such coming soon): http://oedk.rice.edu/apollobvm/

Other COVID-19 countermeasures (prevention, treatment): https://biotheorist.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/covid-19-countermeasures-more/

 

 

COVID-19 countermeasures & more

UPDATED: Antivirus coated masks preventing infection with COVID-19

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

FIGHTING COVID-19: immune support foods + 2 products

Far-UV technology kills COVID-19 & bacteria & fungi in offices, rooms, etc. (Far-UV doesn’t penetrate skin or eyes)

Killing COVID-19 on surfaces & in the air: can charged particles pull this off?

NYC hospitals using high dose IV vitamin C on COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 turnarounds in 50 hospitalized patients (moderate to severe) – no deaths — results reported during an international video medical conference

Fighting Back Against Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

COVID-19: Make-it-yourself ventilators  

Broad spectrum antiviral research project

COVID-19: Lots of easy to access posts on my FACEBOOK page

Thought-provoking documentary on where the COVID-19 pandemic may be taking us

COVID-19: Don’t let fear get the best of you

“Here’s what matters most in the Covid-19 pandemic”

“Here’s what matters most in the Covid-19 pandemic”

As a lay monk I would be remiss not to address the spiritual dimension of the COVID-19 crisis.  This 29m16s video features Rev. Costi Hinn discussing “Here’s what matters most in the Covid-19 pandemic

What Rev. Hinn has to share is what I’d characterize as the “first steps” in the covenanting process (A process the early believers referred to as “The Way” and which includes repentance/redemption, deliverance, empowerment, and sanctification). 

Now, mind you, as an American Indian (Bureau of Indian Affairs CDIB card holder & member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) I am emphatically not interested in strong-arming or coercing people into taking my perspective on or advocacy of anything. My indigenous ancestors valued individual choice and conscience though sadly they were often forced to accept customs, practices and more that they found reprehensible or otherwise objectionable. 

So I do not come to you with the intention of violating your power to choose what you believe and do in life. You can elect to play the video of Rev. Hinn, or not. And if you do hear him out, you are at certainly liberty to disagree with and reject what he says. How can it be otherwise? After all God forces no one to believe in him or to accept his terms for entering into and cultivating a relationship with him. Why would he want to be surrounded by those who he had to force into a relationship with him? (Would you want to be surrounded by folks you had to force to hang around you?)

Whether your way or The Way, you won’t (ahem) ruffle my feathers.  

© March 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne (Summer Cloud). All rights reserved.


For those who do set out on The Way, here are some helpful resources to inform, guide & empower your journey:

The Way of Life — Didache (The Didache is the first guide for believers ever written – possibly around 50 C.E. — with commentary by Toby Janicki)

A Life for God by messianic Rabbi Greg Herschberg (Beth Yeshua, Macon, Georgia). The Kindle version of this book is FREE.

MTOI video recorded teachings (All free)

For believers, help is not limited to this side of the grave

Are you going through hell on earth and need an intercessor?


 

NYC hospitals using high dose IV vitamin C on COVID-19 patients

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

By Lorena Mongelli and Bruce Golding

March 24, 2020 | 5:04pm |

EXCERPTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.

Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then readministered three or four times a day, he said.

A spokesman for Northwell — which operates 23 hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — said vitamin C was being “widely used” as a coronavirus treatment throughout the system, but noted that medication protocols varied from patient to patient.

“As the clinician decides,” spokesman Jason Molinet said.

The vitamin C is administered in addition to such medicines as the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, various biologics and blood thinners, Weber said.

Weber, 34, said vitamin C levels in coronavirus patients drop dramatically when they suffer sepsis, an inflammatory response that occurs when their bodies overreact to the infection.

“It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C,” he said.

A clinical trial on the effectiveness of intravenous vitamin C on coronavirus patients began Feb. 14 at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the pandemic

https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/new-york-hospitals-treating-coronavirus-patients-with-vitamin-c/


COVID-19 turnarounds in 50 hospitalized patients (moderate to severe) – no deaths — results reported during an international video medical conference

Antivirus coated masks preventing infection with COVID-19

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

FIGHTING COVID-19: immune support foods + 2 products

Far-UV technology kills COVID-19 & bacteria & fungi in offices, rooms, etc. (Far-UV doesn’t penetrate skin or eyes)

Broad spectrum antiviral research project

COVID-19: Lots of easy to access posts on my FACEBOOK page

COVID-19: Don’t let fear get the best of you

Thought-provoking documentary on where the COVID-19 pandemic may be taking us


 

Thought-provoking documentary on where the COVID-19 pandemic may be taking us

If being in lockdown or such has you looking for something to watch that is thought-provoking, check out this 1h10m documentary concerning where the COVID-19 pandemic could be taking us socially, politically, economically, etc.

 

FIGHTING COVID-19: immune support foods + 2 products

NOTA BENE: I have no financial or other vested interested in any products or devices mentioned in or linked to in this article.


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COVID-19: Lots of easy to access posts on my FACEBOOK page

I post many news articles & such on COVID-19 (and much more) along with my comments in many instances on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DrAGPayne.choctawdoc

My posts are almost always accessible by the public (This way you do not need to become a “Facebook Friend” of mine to access and read them).

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MAKE A VENTILATOR AT HOME

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

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Anthony G. Payne Dr. Dennis is a professor of bioengineering at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and worked for NASA as a research scientist. I actually have been evaluating the efficacy of his unique M1 PEMF technology to remediate pain & stimulate cartilage and bone regeneration in volunteers. We seem to share a passion for equipping people with the know-how to help themselves. Check out this this <5 minute video in which Dr. Dennis explains how to make-a ventilator-at-home.
Anthony G. Payne PS I sincerely hope you NEVER have to make & use this homemade ventilator on a COVID-19 stricken spouse, relative, friend, or such!

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

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The fish tank cleaner contains the same active ingredient as the drug, but in a different form that can poison people.

 

The fish tank cleaner contains the same active ingredient as the drug, but in a different form that can poison people.
Anthony G. Payne The toxicity of even the right drug – chloroquine — as well as hydroxychloroquinine — and the lack of substantive evidence that they actually produce benefits outweighing the risks — are prompting many scientists and docs to hit the pause button on them. However, back in the mid 1980s while dealing with a handful of AIDs sufferers (Dallas) I had them try a specific compound that was nontoxic — showed activity against certain parasites and viruses — and which actually had an positive impact of their condition. This whole chloroquinine discussion got to me to reflecting on this. Now I am arranging to obtain my old chemical friend and combine it with the other nontoxic antiviral compounds to see if it will make a dent in COVID-19 in the lab (I do not work with the actual virus but have a pipeline to researchers who are and who are seeking novel solutions to test against this insidious virus). Ever forward….
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Idiot pastor in Ohio holds Sunday service in his megachurch

In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a stay-at-home mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, Solid Rock Church pastor Lawrence Bishop invited worshippers yesterday to his…
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In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a…
In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a stay-at-home mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, Solid Rock Church pastor Lawrence Bishop invited worshippers yesterday to his…
Anthony G. Payne I suspect the pastor of this megachurch has trouble distinguishing presumption from faith. It is an intellectual defect I’ve seen at work in many congregations down through the years, sometimes with tragic consequences.
Anthony G. Payne Thankfully it appears most megachurch leaders have already wised up……https://slate.com/…/its-a-big-deal-that-megachurches…

 

Broad spectrum antiviral research project

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/broad-spectrum-antivial/x/23245956#/

I’ve never tried crowdfunding to raise funds to cover my explor-i-mentation, but will now give it a go. Why not apply for a grant, you ask? The competition for grants is typically robust and the time it takes to land one would probably try my patience. I need to press on with my quest for a broad spectrum (nondrug) antiviral formulation but must obtain additional lab equipment as well as float my financial boat during this quest. Give if you feel led to, otherwise tell others about this campaign. You can shoot questions and such to me at nativescienceguy at gmail dot com.  Thanks!

 

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

The photo is one of the many bottles of saline/iota carrageenan/polysorbate 20 (antivirus) nasal spray I processed on 3-17-2020 in my lab. Giveaways, yes, to family, friends & volunteers.

Here is my step-by-step guide to making up the spray at home: https://biotheorist.wordpress.com/2020/03/21/make-it-at-home-antivirus-nasal-spray/

If you elect to create your own supply of the nasal spray, I would recommend you buy the base saline moisturizing spray PDQ. It seems as though people have not only been buying up food and toilet paper, but vitamin C, cotton face masks (out-of-stock through most vendors like Walmart), and every conceivable “immune boosting” herbal product or nutraceutical as well. I thus would not be surprised to see online sellers of saline moisturizing spray begin to post “out of stock” notices on their ads and listings for this item.

As Larry the Cable Guy would say,Git-R-Done

Antiviral research project: https://bit.ly/3br109H

Make it at home antivirus nasal spray

ALSO CHECK OUT: Antiviral research project: https://bit.ly/3br109H

 

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/how-to-make-and-use-an-iota-carrageenan-spray-0.12-percent.pdf

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/how-to-make-and-use-an-iota-carrageenan-spray-0.12-percent.pdf

COVID-19 turnarounds in 50 hospitalized patients (moderate to severe) – no deaths — results reported during an international video medical conference

COVID-19 turnarounds in 50 hospitalized patients (moderate to severe) – no deaths — results reported during an international video medical conference

In this 8m16s video Richard Cheng, MD, PhD shares some very good news on the response of hospitalized COVID-19 patients to high dose IV-vitamin C therapy:

 

Hospital treatment of serious and critical COVID-19 infection with high-dose Vitamin C

From Dr. Cheng’s blog entry:

The IVC dosing was around 10,000 mg – 20,000 mg a day for 7-10 days, with 10,000 mg for moderate cases and 20,000 for more severe cases by the pulmonary status (mostly the oxygenation index) and the coagulation status. All patients who received IVC improved and there was no mortality. Compared to the average of 30-day hospital stay for all Covid-19 patients, those patients who received high dose IVC had a hospital stay that‘s about 3-5 days shorter than the overall patients. Dr. Mao discussed one severe case in particular who was deteriorating rapidly. He gave a bolus of 50,000 mg Vit C IV over a period of 4 hours. They watched the patient’s pulmonary (oxygenation index) status stabilizing and improving in real-time. There were no side effects reported to all the cases treated with high dose IVC.

Antivirus spray-on coating for masks you can make at home

Far-UV technology kills COVID-19 & bacteria & fungi in offices, rooms, etc. (Far-UV doesn’t penetrate skin or eyes)

ALSO CHECK OUT – Antiviral research project: https://bit.ly/3br109H

 


 

COVID-19 turnarounds reported during international video medical conference

COVID-19 turnarounds in 50 hospitalized patients (moderate to severe) – no deaths — results reported during an international video medical conference

In this 8m16s video Richard Cheng, MD, PhD shares some very good news on the response of hospitalized COVID-19 patients to high dose IV-vitamin C therapy:

 

Hospital treatment of serious and critical COVID-19 infection with high-dose Vitamin C

From Dr. Cheng’s blog entry:

The IVC dosing was around 10,000 mg – 20,000 mg a day for 7-10 days, with 10,000 mg for moderate cases and 20,000 for more severe cases by the pulmonary status (mostly the oxygenation index) and the coagulation status. All patients who received IVC improved and there was no mortality. Compared to the average of 30-day hospital stay for all Covid-19 patients, those patients who received high dose IVC had a hospital stay that‘s about 3-5 days shorter than the overall patients. Dr. Mao discussed one severe case in particular who was deteriorating rapidly. He gave a bolus of 50,000 mg Vit C IV over a period of 4 hours. They watched the patient’s pulmonary (oxygenation index) status stabilizing and improving in real-time. There were no side effects reported to all the cases treated with high dose IVC.

Antivirus spray-on coating for masks you can make at home

Far-UV technology kills COVID-19 & bacteria & fungi in offices, rooms, etc. (Far-UV doesn’t penetrate skin or eyes)

ALSO CHECK OUT – Antiviral research project: https://bit.ly/3br109H

 


 

COVID-19: Don’t let fear get the best of you

 

This 33 minute video by a Texas-based documentarian concerns the role of fear in causing otherwise rational people to hit the “COVID-19 panic button” and engage in things like buying a year’s worth of toilet paper, paper towels or pop tarts, getting into fistfights (in at least one Costco), and just behaving like world class horse’s patoots.

By now virtually all of you reading this know what to do: follow CDC guidelines to prevent getting infected and keep enough extra food, toilet paper, medicines and such on-hand to weather a few weeks to a month or so hunkered down at home.  Don’t however let dark “worst case scenarios” overrule good sense and make you part of a self-fulfilling doomsday prophecy.

Now for those evangelical and fundamentalist Christian believers who actually do believe this is “doomsday” (which is to say the “last hour of the end times”) based on a reading of modern events & news into ancient cryptic prophecies in the Hebrew scriptures and Christian New Testament: how can we be so close to the end of the age when the 3rd Temple has not been built in Jerusalem? After all, it is clearly stated in 2 Thessalonians 2:4 that the anti-Messiah (faux messiah) will enter the 3rd Temple and proclaim himself divine.  No 3rd Temple, no “we are entering the tail end of the end times”.

I have to wonder just how much “end time prophecy” books, TV shows, radio programs, movies and such have influenced not just believers but non-believers as well? But least it be said I am laying all the blame on masters of eisegesis, let’s not forget the steady diet of doomsday sci-fi movies, books, short stories and so forth many (most?) of us have fed on down through the years.  It is hard not to think that we’ve been primed (conditioned?) by certain Bible prophecy teachers and Hollywood sci-fi movies to see imminent doomsday in events or happenings that cannot possibly deliver the dark goods, while dismissing or downplaying those that can eventually upend civilization like global warming.

There is one sci-fi show I think we could gleam some wisdom from to help us get through our current difficulty: the 1981 BBC TV adaptation of Douglas Adam’s “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” . Specifically, the message (advice?) which vibrantly flashes on the screen of the electronic guidebook Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe: “Don’t Panic”.

Maybe Adam’s anticipated our day. The prophet Adams? Beats some of those who claim the title & role these days.

© March 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

ALSO CHECK OUT – Antiviral research project: https://bit.ly/3br109H

 

Far-UV technology kills COVID-19 & bacteria & fungi in offices, rooms, etc. (Far-UV doesn’t penetrate skin or eyes)

I have been following the evolution of far-UV technology off & on for some time now and it at last appears “ready for prime time”. It generally isn’t cheap and so far as I can determine there are only a handful of firms that offer far-UV lamps/devices.

Nota bene: I have no financial or other connection to these firms or to any company offering, renting, selling, promoting, marketing or otherwise involved in researching, building or selling/distributing far-UV devices, lamps or such.

ALSO CHECK OUT – Antiviral research project:https://bit.ly/3br109H
Don’t overlook the antivirus coating for cotton protective face masks you can make up and apply at home (It is working for those who have consistently worn masks sprayed it in my 2nd home, Japan): https://biotheorist.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/antivirus-coated-masks-preventing-infection-with-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1zRoAh6UDNArk-TL-tEw9CGnViSVMTquvZkRWcuOAfTlJB9nKetn1EBws 

Antivirus coated masks preventing infection with COVID-19

Many Japanese volunteers have been coating masks with a NaCl+KCl+Tween20 solution for many weeks now and then donning them every time they circulate in public (Readers will find the procedure for making up the spray on liquid at-home here). Not one has gotten infected with COVID-19, influenza or even a cold. While people all around them are getting sick and panicking, they are sailing on unaffected.

Pointer: Coat both sides of the cotton mask(s) you use in public. This way if you should pick up the COVID-19 virus on your fingertips and touch your mask the viral particles should die quickly. Of course, once you are back home make sure to sterilize the mask and apply a fresh coating of the antivirus solution to both sides, let it dry thoroughly, and use it religiously.

Click to access additional COVID-19 countermeasures.

From my lab bench to you:  I have been experimenting with many nontoxic antiviral medicinal plant extracts & fungi derived compounds (COVID-19 is an RNA virus). All of these have garnered bench top and empiric evidence of effectiveness against various coronavirus family members including Ebola and SARS. However, it appears they were not pursued by drug companies probably because they cannot patent the anti-RNA compounds in them (Too many and most likely they work in-tandem in vivo and not as well when isolated and purified).

My focus has been on developing a an oral agent whose mode of action will (among other things) make it less likely for the COVID-19 virus to attach to and penetrate lung cells (which can result in viral pneumonia, sepsis and death), as well as to upregulate angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) which has been shown to reduce the severity of coronavirus infections.

Readers are invited to lend support to my antiviral research project by going tohttps://bit.ly/3br109H
© April 6, 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

Link to NCIM’s free e-guide to their experimental healing program

https://ncimexico.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/nova-cells-e-book-2019-edition.pdf

Fighting Back Against Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/fighting-back-against-covid-19-1.pdf

 

 

Exploiting a vulnerability in some forms of cancer: the Warburg Effect revisited

https://www.nature.com/articles/s42255-020-0172-2

 

This paper builds on work done in the 1980s by moi (Dr. Anthony G. Payne) which capitalized on the Warburg Effect in some forms of cancer.

 

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/manipulating-metalloproteinases-to-achieve-oncolysis-med-hyp-and-res.pdf

 

EXCERPT FROM MY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION TO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN BERLIN (Submitted during the fall of 2019 for the 2020 award year):

In looking through the many completed Fellowship projects by American Academy of Berlin alumni as well as their biographical profiles, I quickly realized that both my proposal focus and background differs significantly from theirs. To quote myself, “I am the unconventional conventioneer”.

In keeping with my being a seeker of viable alternatives, the research I propose doing concerns maverick souls who exploited a metabolic defect that characterizes about 80% of the over 200 forms of cancer by throwing a monkey wrench in their inner  cellular works which culminated in tumor die-off in many of their patients. This defect, known as “the Warburg effect”, requires a little mental time travel:

Around 1923 German biochemist Otto Warburg, PhD, MD discovered that cancer cells use a lot of glucose and little or no oxygen to thrive (A process known as glycolysis). This didn’t make sense to Dr. Warburg as oxygen-fueled metabolic processes (oxidative phosphorylation) in cells were more efficient at generating energy for things like cell growth and proliferation, but repeated experiments by him showed that cancer cells generate lactic acid as a metabolic fuel via glycolysis and use this to help fuel growth, insure their survival, to multiply and to spread. Warburg concluded that it is a major player in cancer development and dubbed it “the Warburg effect”.

Dr. Warburg, who had joined the Kaiser Wilhelm  Institute (Berlin) in 1914 and eventually became head  of  its Cell Physiology Research Laboratory, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1931 for discovering the role of specific enzymes involved in oxygen transfer in cells.

In January 1933 Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany and, upon the death of Wiemar Republic President Paul Von Hindenburg in August 1934, combined the offices of chancellor and President into that of Fuehrer. In September 1935 the racist and antisemitic Nuremberg Laws were enacted by the Reichstag during the annual NSDAP (Nazi party) party rally in Nuremberg . Dr. Warburg, who was descended on his father’s side from Orthodox Jewish grandparents, could have easily been deported under German law but was not only left unmolested throughout the 12 year Reich but appears to have enjoyed the protective influence of men in industry who held high rank in the SS as well as Reichsmarshall Herman Goering (who had Dr. Warburg reclassified as 25% Jewish simply because “I decide who is a Jew”). Some historians have linked Hitler’s fear of developing cancer (which took the life of his mother) as well as a similar oncophobia in his Minister of Propaganda & Public Enlightenment, Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, to Dr. Warburg’s escaping deportation or worse (Some of Warburg’s relatives did not fare as well including one cousin and her mother who died in Sobibor and another cousin who died in Auschwitz).

Dr. Warburg outlived the Third Reich by almost a quarter century and during his lifetime published over 500 papers and five books. While he insisted the Warburg effect was the point of origin for cancer, the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953 put genes in the limelight and soon labs and research centers were linking deleterious mutations in specific genes to a wide range of inherited and acquired diseases and medical conditions including many forms of cancer. The Warburg effect was not just eclipsed by this focus on genes but actually was rarely mentioned in textbooks outside of a footnote or as a historical oddity.

Warburg died in 1970 having never proved that his “Warburg effect” triggered cancer. Evidence such as it was during this period of time suggested the Warburg effect was the result and not cause of roughly 80% of all cancer. But for some researchers and even a handful of medical mavericks and “fringe practitioners”, it was a vulnerability or Achilles Heel that could in theory be exploited to induce tumor cell die off.

One of these researchers was a NASA scientist, Clarence Cone, Jr., Ph.D., who filed for and received US patents [#s 4,724,230 (1988), 4,724,234 (1988), and 4,935,450 (1990)] on a method he pioneered which involves manipulating various metabolic and biochemical pathways in solid tumors such that they churn out prodigious quantities of lactate (lactic acid). This is achieved using a specific dietary regimen plus various synthetic and natural drugs. In addition, lactate export from tumors is blocked by he plant bioflavonoid quercitin which results in a lethal drop in intratumor pH (In short, they become too acidic to survive).

Dr. Cone included case histories of patients with various kinds of cancer who’d achieved partial and complete remission on his method in his patent applications. 

In 1989 I came across Dr. Cone’s body of work and immediately spotted a shortcoming: namely that it is hypoxic (low oxygen containing) clusters within certain solid tumors – and not the entire tumor – which synthesizes and exports lactic acid. Dr. Cone’s therapy is thus effective in helping eradicate hypoxic intratumor cell communities but did not generally produce die-off in the non-hypoxic regions of solid tumors.

My insights into how to improve Dr. Cone’s method gave birth to what I dubbed “The Metabolic Oncolytic Regimen” (MOR) which was published online by a website devoted to freely sharing ideas and papers from the realm of biomedical theory.

The MOR was subsequently employed by a handful of oncologists in the US and abroad resulting in numerous cases of partial and total remission in patients with solid tumors, most classified as advanced metastatic cases and some end-stage.

By 1995 my regimen had attracted the attention of scientists at the Office of Alternative Medicine (later reborn as the National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine and then the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health) which resulted in my being funded to attend the historic Practice Outcomes Monitoring and Evaluation System (POMES) cancer conference in 1996, which I did. During the same year the President and Faculty Senate of the Open International University of Complementary & Alternative Medicines, a small integrative medical school in Sri Lanka, awarded me an honorary MD degree and 2 gold medals in science in recognition of the promise of the MOR in metabolic oncology.

This flurry of recognition proved short-lived, however. With the revival of interest by mainstream scientists and doctors in the Warburg effect following the publication of various laboratory studies that showed it could be exploited to eradicate certain tumor cell types, my MOR was quickly eclipsed and largely forgotten.

What I propose to do is document the pioneering metabolic oncology work of “unsung heroes” like Dr. Cone and bring this to light in the form of a book.

A 2 decade long quest: healthspan extension by the spoonful

My challenge is how to get my blue goo to market without winding up having some corporation or corrupt money-grubbing entrepreneur take my brainchild and gouge consumers. I am not interested in helping the 1% (multi-millionaires and billionaires) get richer. My vision is to get the blue goo into the hands & stomachs of common folks (People who work for a living and need help to prevent lifestyle & chronic diseases and medical conditions).

Crowdfunding is one approach, yes, but I am wondering what others work as well or better? If you know of one or more email moi at nativescienceguy at gmail.com.

Happy 2020 to you!

 

Grab an NSEA ion nebulizer or a spittoon and make your New Year’s day celebration a colorful & memorable one!

Got Kindle? Download Messianic Rabbi Greg Herschberg’s acclaimed 2017 book for free!

Messianic Rabbi Greg Herschberg’s highly acclaimed 2017 book A Life for God: A Rabbi’s Analysis of Life, the Cross, and Eternity is free right now on Amazon Kindle. No sign-ups or anything. (If you do not have Kindle you can download it for free at https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Digital-Services-LLC-Download/dp/B00UB76290)

Rabbi Herschberg’s riveting 1h30m personal testimony can be found at Testimony of Rabbi Greg Hershberg – 10/11/2014 (His was a genuine Paul on the road to Damascus type visitation by Yeshua HaMashiach translated from Hebrew to English as “Jesus the Messiah”).
Download, read, be inspired.

Noninvasive devices that reduce pain, tremors (Parkinson’s disease), and more!

Innovations worth checking out (2 pages) – August 2019

Check out my 2 page newsletter on noninvasive technologies for pain control, reduction/elimination of tremors in Parkinson’s patients, interactive soundscapes for tinnitus, anxiety & etc. (Good stuff I am merely reporting on, not making money off of!)

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/newsletter-pemf-tms-etc-8-17-2019-2-pages-by-dr.-anthony-g.-payne.pdf

For those drinking their way to glory

A recently published study in JAMA clearly signals that binge drinking among young people has become an express train to the cemetery for many. You can read a summary that appeared on NBC News on 5-7-2019 by going to https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/severe-alcohol-related-liver-disease-rise-study-finds-n1002776

Advanced and end-stage cirrhosis happens to be one of those afflictions I have made progress in both remediating and even reversing. You can read about it here: https://ncimx.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/nontoxic-treatment-reversed-end-stage-cirrhosis-in-elderly-lady/

For steady and binge drinkers reading this who do not plan to quit doing so anytime soon, there are some simple measures you can take that may prevent you from developing cirrhosis (as well as possibly slowing its progression in those who already have it): https://biotheorist.wordpress.com/2009/05/23/preventing-or-slowing-liver-damage-in-drinkers/

Indigenous warnings on climate change go back a long way


Since global warming is a fact and in one way or another an imminent threat to the well-being of every living thing known to mankind (including us), I think our increased ability to perceive it represents progress. The positivist method is not the only way to produce knowledge, and though “science” gets a lot of credit for sounding the alarm on climate change, it has been comparatively slow on the uptake. If we pay any attention at all, we can see and feel and hear that nature’s cycles are broken, and some peoples have understood for centuries that a society built on extraction and accumulation would burn the whole planet alive. Western science has a lot of nerve showing up just as we’re on the precipice of a biospheric death spiral to brandish some graphs and offer to block out the sun just a little.


Almonds, Vitamin K, Oats, Thyme

Almonds: Health Benefits, Nutrition and Precautions

Vitamin K Health Benefits and Signs of Deficiency

What Makes Oats the Perfect Addition to Your Weight-Loss Diet

10 Science-based Health Benefits of Thyme

Seeds, by George

7 benefits of vitamin K you need to know about

CFC - Vitamin K

Something Amiss

Skewed: Bias, Corruption & Hypocrisy in Contemporary Science & Medicine

HARM: Side & adverse effects of conventional medicine & hospitals vs. natural (alternative medicine or CAM) health care practitioners and supplements & Side & adverse effects of natural & wholistic health care practices & supplements (A Compendium)

http://www.something-amiss.org/pdf/SKEWED&HARM-10-2016.pdf

SOMETHING AMISS 2016

All blog entries: Categorized with links

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/for-seekers-other-heretics-blog-entries-menu.pdf

SEEKERS &amp; OTHER HERETICS MENU - CATEGORIZED WITH LINKS

 

Highly recommended: The Equations of Life, Interview & Book

Rats in the Cosmic Laboratory: Is God a Scientist?

THE EQUATIONS OF LIFE

Some Steampunk Music 4 U

Unholy Hype: Many churches & religious organizations are following the playbook of Madison Avenue & Dr. Goebbels

UNHOLY HYPE

To company owners & hiring managers: Do the human thing

Back in the early 1980s, while working towards a graduate degree in biological anthropology, I held down a full-time job as EDP (Electronic Data Processing) Operations Manager for a major portable oil rig manufacturer in Dallas (Texas.) When I joined this firm, I had two computer operators and two data entry operators helping run a two (2) shift data processing operation. Our IBM computer was state-of-the-art for its time (see photo below) and was primarily used to process financial, accounting, inventory and engineering data for company divisions throughout the US and overseas.

IBM_System3-15

As the firm grew my department got busier and as a result needed to hire additional personnel. I made a point of seeking out qualified people who basically had been passed over by local businesses. In the span of a year or so my staff grew from four to thirteen with most being minorities (like myself.) The systems engineering group that interfaced with those of us in operations were almost exclusively middle-aged white men and women, most of whom did not readily welcome my diverse crew into the fold as-it-were.

Did I hire people of color simply because I was a minority myself (American Indian)? Not at all. The fact is I felt what I was doing would in some small way help offset unwritten policies that had constrained the hiring of qualified minorities.

What is interesting is that with the passage of time the all-white systems crew and my racially, ethnically and religiously diverse operations group began moving from a guarded, formal “business only please” level of interaction into a warmer comfort zone characterized by friendly banter and even playful joking. This was exactly what I had hoped for and anticipated.

The director of MIS (Management Information Systems) for the company, a former NASA systems analyst who had moved into corporate management after leaving the famed space agency, was so impressed with how much of a family the entire information systems department had become that he held it up as a model to higher-ups including the board of directors.

Of course, young working professionals sometimes seize more lucrative opportunities elsewhere, a reality that was visited upon my department when my third shift computer operator was offered a fatter paycheck and shorter commute by a competitor. I was sad to see her go but plowed ahead and began running ads in local newspapers and trade publications. Soon my mornings were filled with conducting interviews.

Now hang in with me – I have a point to make which ties into an egregious practice at work in companies across this nation.

Aged unhappy interviewer on job conversation

During the course of conducting interviews a middle-aged gentleman came through my office door clutching his resume. After handing me a one-page summary of his impressive qualifications he told me straight up that he had lost his job when his former employer closed its doors and had been unemployed and interviewing for over six months. It took little time to realize why so many firms were not quick to snap this chap up: He had worked his way up into middle-management and was thus “overqualified” (aka ill-suited) to fill a “simple computer operator’s job”. The logical thing to do was send him on his way. After all, if hired he would likely seize the first management job offered him and leave me back at square one – filling a slot on third shift.

This kind of logic undoubtedly had persuaded other prospective employers to quickly show this graying bespectacled soul the door. But I was less concerned about doing the logical thing then the human thing. So, I hired the guy on-the-spot. It was a move I never regretted as he did the work of any 2 operators of my staff, went the extra mile when asked, never belly-ached and never missed a day’s work. And he worked at the operator’s job for many years before finally moving on (Which means the company more than got its “money worth” out of him.)

Oh, and he was white – but still a minority to my way of thinking. That is, he belonged to the chronically unemployed and seemingly unemployable. Which brings me at last to this: An article was posted to The Lookout blog  (on 7-14-11) titled “Down but not out: Voices of the long-term unemployed.” In it writer Zachery Roth shared this:

• We asked whether employers were wary of hiring readers when they found out how long they’d been jobless — a form of discrimination that appears to have been on the rise lately. “Very much so,” replied Susan W. “As if it were my fault I was unemployed, regardless of the fact that I had put out hundreds of resumes and applications.”

• An enormous number of older readers said they think their age is part of the problem for employers. Paula S., from Acworth, Georgia, who said she was “sixty-something,” described “two eye-opening experiences of blatant age discrimination . . . . One twenty-something supervisor asked me if I had ever thought about coloring my hair . . . . Another manager told his assistant with the door open when I showed up to complete an application and interview: ‘We can’t hire any more old people.’”

I was in my mid-twenties when I hired that middle-aged seasoned computer pro to be a third shift computer operator (He was 55, a biochronological marker I passed some 7 years ago). In hiring him I placed doing the human thing over the logical thing. I can only hope that some of the people trying to fill jobs across America will come across this account and then take it to heart and do likewise.

Dr. Anthony G. Payne

© 2018 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

Have we made prophets of Mel Brooks and Gene Roddenberry et al?

The contemporary American empire

The (near) future American empire?

 

Some cautionary words about prosperity theology (The Prosperity Gospel)

BERT FARIASFor those of you who are believers and subscribe to prosperity theology aka “The Prosperity Gospel”: Please take some time and carefully read Rev. Bert M. Farias’s new Charisma article titled “8 Reasons to Flee From Carnal Prosperity Preachers“. As you will see, Rev. Farias marshalled some powerful scripture-centric reasoning in this insightful piece and, if I were a betting man, I’d wager the good Lord is going to have him write a book on this very topic (I know Dr. Michael Brown has written extensively about this topic but there is always room on the proverbial plate of life for another incisive tome on the subject).

If after reading Rev. Farias’s conclusions and cautionary warnings you are tempted to reject them, kindly check out the earliest known catechism for messianic non-Jews which is the Didache (Many scholars believe it was written and first circulated in 50 CE. Given that Yeshua HaMashiach was crucified by the imperial Roman government sometime between 30 and 33 CE, this means the Didache was penned perhaps as few as 17 years after his death, burial and resurrection). It has a few choice things to say about greed (The very first chapter of it includes instructions on “almsgiving”). Those who wish to read it in its entirety can do so online for free at http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/didache-lake.html

And for those good folks who appreciate authoritative and balanced commentaries, there is one on the Didache which IMO is top flight: The Way of Life (Didache: A New Translation and Messianic Jewish Commentary) by Toby Janicki (600 pages, Vine of David © 2017). I actually had a gift copy sent to Rev. Farias during early January of this year and have sent copies to many other people in my orbit as well since then.  

My fellow Roman Catholic Charismatics are invited to read Why the Prosperity Gospel Is Bankrupt by “Catholic Answers” writer Trent Horn. 

We are all explorimentalists by nature

On 6-16-2018 Rev. Bert M. Farias posted the request below on his very popular Facebook page. A number of replies followed including one comment from a Miss Alice. I responded to her comment, Rev. Farias to mine, and so it went back & forth between us. We did not exactly stay on topic but did kibitz on things that might, just might prove of interest to some of you.

Bert Farias
For those who have the time and interest:Bert M Farias FACEBOOK page
I’d like some feedback on this comment to my recent article. I’m constantly searching my heart on these issues, never wanting to be high-minded about these things, but to remain teachable. I guess the core question I found myself asking after reading this comment is this: What are some indicators of preachers who teach the gain is godliness message, and that financial prosperity equates to spirituality? (the article is on my timeline as I didn’t want to repost it).
READER COMMENT: “There are some things worth considering in this article but it is hard to judge someone’s heart and steweardship (sic) based only on their wealth. I will say that it seems extreme to compare someone like Joyce Meyer 35 million in estimated net worth to Bill Gates 91 billion, (A 2600 times difference) If I followed this logic, a typical minister in the USA might have 200k in net worth, while many poor have only debt. This is worse than 2600 times. Should ministers be allowed to have two cars when much of the world does not have a bike? Using the same standard, such relativism could apply the label false teacher to any Western Christian that has a skilled occupation. No, fortunately, God looks on the heart. Are you ruled by money or are you ruled by God? There is no certain dollar standard, lest all Westerners be guilty. Never mind that it takes LARGE Christian donors to move policy to the right..such as what occurred in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital.”
THOUGHTS ANYONE?

Alice: And one more comment: I once had a lady ask me why God didn’t let Christians win things like PCH millions of dollars prizes. My answer, without evening thinking about it, was that to many Christians can’t /won’t tithe on a $1,000, how can God trust them with millions. I believe God will bless obedience. It’s not just money, but in everything that concerns us. I don’t believe in all this “give $49.52 and God will multiply it 100 fold” stuff. That is just manipulation. But the Word does say that we are blessed with faithful Abraham. Again, that’s not JUST money.

Anthony G. Payne Right on, Miss Alice. I would add: If God rigged drawings & lotteries to favor specific Christians or others winning he would be guilty of engaging in a form of cheating (When chance is violated in such lotteries by people who profit from it or do so to profit others this is a crime. Of course, human law is not binding on God in instances in which it violates his articulated rules and ways, but he does respect these when they spring from or dovetail with his rules & ways, i.e., his prescribed laws/instructions & ethics).

Bert Farias Anthony G. Payne Dr. Payne! Nice of you to chime in. 😁

Anthony G. Payne I’ll be sending you something from my laboratory shortly, Herr Reverend (It took a while, yes, to process it). Oh vey! Oh, and here’s a link to my “What’s Up, Doc?” fill-in-the-blanks video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zdIRLuTTgU (Do I know how to have fun or what?!?!)


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/275281155″>Eh, what’s up doc?</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user86267628″>Dr. Anthony G. Payne</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Bert Farias Not only do you know how to have fun, but you are brilliant! To God be the glory! While you’re putting the finishing touches on your lab work, I’m gonna need about a gallon of that hair stuff! 😂

Bert Farias I’ll pay for it!

Bert Farias And if both of these things work for me I will spread the good cheer and joy and market it in my circles.

Anthony G. Payne As a boy I was smitten by astronomer Edwin Hubble’s writings including this beautiful, powerful gem….

“The scientist explores the world of phenomena by successive approximations. He knows that his data are not precise and that his theories must always be tested. It is quite natural that he tends to develop healthy skepticism, suspended judgment, and disciplined imagination.”

Later on, as an adult, I got into explor-i-menting and discovered firsthand how my own musings & handiwork are but “successive approximations”. Sometimes a hypothesis or idea or invention will pan out quickly, while at other times it needs retooling & retesting or, worst case scenario, proves an irredeemable dud (And, yes, sometimes an invention or product creation will work for some or a few and not the many). But above all I strive to question my own findings & conclusions. The alternative tends to birth dogma which is anathema for the theorist as well as the experimentalist.

Bert Farias Anthony G. Payne Our God of wonders and selection put this in your heart at a young age. You not only have to have an acute sense of fascination but incredible patience to explore such things.

Anthony G. Payne Most of us are natural born explor-i-mentalists, Herr Reverend. We are all engaged in testing this against that and weighing the preponderance of evidence & logic for and against things (albeit to varying degrees). The sad part if that so many folks have had their curiosity and willingness to question & test certain beliefs & such constrained or eroded by dogmatic teachers or preachers or family or others who prefer to dole out pat answers & solutions that are never to be questioned (The truth is these people should actually welcome such questioning and even argumentation as it might just compel them to closely examine, revise and even discard that which is unfruitful or useless). IMO we should all take to heart the approach of scientists and rabbis who question almost everything and take nothing as absolutely settled or final (Which is to say any claim, pet theory, finding or even law of nature can be overturned by sufficient contrary evidence).

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Are you a religious Charlie-in-the-box?

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charlie in the box

If you’re a poor fit with the community of believers you hang out with at present moment, do not let this trouble you. It is perfectly OK to be a misfit, nonconformist (but obedient to God’s commandments), or oddball. As you likely know from experience, not only do many ministries and evangelical organizations adhere to a rather narrow view of what is true faith and practice, but they also tend to exclude or marginalize those who disagree with them or otherwise differ from them. For instance, if you happen to be a theistic evolutionist (as I am and have been for decades), many ministers will brand you a heretic or worse. And (ahem) God help you if you are a left leaning soul politically much less a democratic socialist such as I have been for over 30 years (But do not let it be said I am “predictably leftist” on all issues. I am, for instance, prolife which is consistent with the Christian faith as reflected in the Didache and other early Yeshua Movement documents).

It amazes it (as I am sure it has many of you) how so many conservative clerics and ministries confuse an Americanized gospel and Americanized messiah with the very Jewish message and person of rabbi Yeshua. These poor souls often adhere to a literal reading of Genesis especially with respect to cosmological, planetary and biological origins, think capitalism bears God’s imprimatur, and are convinced that the teachings and practices of Yeshua and his talmidim (disciples) are reflected in the Republican Party’s platform and vision for America and the world.

Well, I am here to left you know that if your words and actions line up with the Almighty’s commandments, you are perfectly at liberty to prefer science (Darwinian evolution) to pseudoscience (creationist “science” drivel), democratic socialism or social democracy or such to Republicanism or other right wing political agendas, and a low carbon impact/green lifestyle to the acquire & consume living pattern many ministers and ministries believe constitutes being a good steward of the earth and her resources.

And if you happen to find megachurch exploitation off-putting and their orchestrated rallies filled with elements that parallel those employed by the NSDAP (Nazi) party in its rallies in the 1930s, you are more spiritually attuned and intellectually aware than those who have been deceived into thinking otherwise.

Those of you who’d like to “share and care” with like-minded believer misfits, oddballs and “unconventional conventioneers” can start the ball rolling by emailing me at founderabbot at gmail.com. There is no cost or obligation, material or otherwise.

Dr. Anthony G. Payne (Summer Cloud)

Roter Bauklotz auf blauen

 

God & Satan: Clash of the Experimentalists

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/rats-in-the-cosmic-laboratory-nl-may-2018.pdf

RATS IN THE COSMIC LABORATORY NL - May 2018

 

Are we off to see Der Fuhrer?

Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Totalitarianism in Our Time by Nathan Eckstrand (3-22-2018)

How do you kill 12 million people? Evil then and now: Recognizing & containing it

Why does God allow evil to exist?

The Dark Charisma of Donald Trump

End stage cirrhosis reversed with nontoxic treatment

https://ncimx.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/nontoxic-treatment-reversed-end-stage-cirrhosis-in-elderly-lady/

CIRRHOSIS BLOG ENTRY - NCIM

 

 

A cautionary word about modern day prophecies by Christian prophets & seers

https://summerclouds.weebly.com/summer-clouds-blog/a-cautionary-word-about-modern-day-prophecies-by-christian-prophets-seers

fortune cookies

How much vitamin C should one take?

Vitamin CRecently I was asked (on Facebook) how much vitamin C I take, which begs the question: What is the optimal intake of vitamin C for most people?

This is from my Facebook reply:

In order to answer this, I need to jump in the Way Back machine:

Back when I was studying for my doctorate in nutritional medicine (mid 1980s) there was a spirited debate going on among researchers, doctors, nutritionists and others concerning how much vitamin C a human being needed and could handle. Because I came into the realm of human nutrition with a background in biological anthropology (BS, MA) – training I actually undertook purposely not only because I dearly love bio anthro but also because I consider the insights and tools it provides foundational to understanding evolutionary players in human health & disease (and by virtue of this helpful in setting the stage for medical or paramedical studies) – I looked at the quantities of vitamin C produced in mammals that have retained the capacity to do so (Humans and many other primates such as gorillas lost this ability long ago). What emerged is that most nonhuman primates synthesis 25 mg of vitamin C per kilogram of body weight. If one applies this figure to an average (70 kg) human, this comes out to 1750 mg total daily.

There are, of course, mitigating factors. We know 70-90% of the vitamin C people get from food and supplemental forms are absorbed. However, too much taken all at one time reduces absorption! (If you take 1 gram of vitamin C only 50% will be absorbed). However, people with certain chronic diseases appear to absorb and use more even at high intakes.

With all this said, conventional thinking indicates that any amount of vitamin C over 180 mg daily will exceed what the tissues throughout the body can handle (i.e., saturation is reached) and the excess will be processed by the kidneys and dumped in the urine.

After years of dealing with people with chronic diseases, I have come to believe they should be taking 1750 mg to as much as 4 grams of vitamin C in divided doses daily (as their bodies can handle so much more C and apparently need this to support innate disease fighting processes). For healthy young to middle-aged folks, 180 mgs in divided doses or in slow or time release form should be adequate to meet the body’s demands for vitamin C.

Now to your specific question: How much C do I take daily? 500 mg Metabolic C in divided doses (100 mg every 3 hours from morning until evening). I take more than the 180 mg I mentioned above because I am getting older (62) and believe additional C is a good preventative measure as chronic disease processes are often subtlety at work (in even the healthiest of us) with increasing age.

Some folks argue for mega dosing – to “bowel tolerance” – whether healthy or not – which I think is a bit reckless (Most do it to “prevent various diseases especially cancer”). Vitamin C works as an antioxidant at low doses but can promote the production of ROS (reactive oxygen species) molecules when serum levels are very high. These ROS molecules can damage cell membranes and cause other biophysiological problems. As I recall, Nobel prize winning chemist Dr. Linus Pauling ingested mega doses of C daily for years on end. He lived to be 93 but died of prostate cancer. Some have argued his disease was triggered by his mega dosing on C. Dr. Pauling contended his high dose C kept his cancer at bay for years. One thing is certain: Years before Pauling’s’ demise, controlled studies were carried out to see if high dose C impacted various forms of cancer in animals and humans. The bottom line: It was ineffective. Advocates of high dose use of C rejected these studies for various reasons, while most of the scientific community accepted them as valid. The debate goes on to this day in various quarters

A parting word of advice: Do not “super mega dose” to prevent or treat disease. Those individuals reading this who have cancer and are considering using vitamin C to fight it should peruse https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/vitamin-c-pdq 

And so it goes……as do I…….

Book recommendation for “Aping Mankind” by Raymond Tallis, FMedSci, FRCP, FRSA

 

APING MANKIND coverIf you have kept up with the flurry of books and papers on the nature of consciousness published in just the past decade alone, then you probably are under the impression that neuroscientists have made an overwhelmingly convincing case for brain activity as the source of consciousness and all else that is associated with this (“We are our brains”). And surely evolutionary psychologists have nailed down the most likely evolutionary influences and players that gave rise to key human mental and psychological traits. If you are tempted to say “Well, yes they have” to both, I want you to buy, beg or borrow a copy of “Aping Mankindby Dr. Raymond Tallis and give it a thoughtful, careful read. By the time you finish perusing it, you will probably find your confidence badly shaken.

Mind you, Dr. Tallis’s critical literary tour-de-force is informed by his own rich academic and professional background in medicine, clinical neuroscience and philosophy. And, he is an atheist (He thus came to his thesis without religious convictions or sentiments).

And, just in case there is someone reading this who suspects Dr. Tallis is a creationist or is in any way sympathetic to such pseudoscientific nonsense, he is most empathetically not.

“Aping Mankind” ably tackles (what Dr. Tallis terms) “Neuromania” and “Darwinitis” with hard-hitting reasoning and arguments based on secular science and empiricism, logic, and good sense. In addition, Dr. Tallis’s book serves as a powerful reminder that in science nothing is forever settled or final; which is to say, even well-established principles, theories or laws can be overturned by sufficiently compelling contrary evidence.

Summer Cloud gives “Aping Mankind” 5 out of 5 stars.

© 2017 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

And now a word about failed extrabiblical prophecies

Miserable prophetLike many of you reading this blog I have been following eschatologists, prophecy teachers and perusing bible-based prophecy books for what seems like an eternity (1960s on in my case). Along the way I have noted and sometimes jotted down prophecies that were precise as opposed to nonspecific, meaning specific timeframes and events such as a major quake in southern California were predicted in “thus says the Lord” fashion. None panned out.

Now, as you might expect my interest in eschatology and prophecy has not escaped the notice of close friends, family and others in my orbit. This leads to my getting emails containing prophetic words in oral or written form penned or spoken by various (mostly) evangelical preachers and self-proclaimed prophets. I typically retain those prophecies that bear a specific timeframe and later compare the predicted catastrophe, upheaval or what-have-you with what actually unfolded (The misses outnumber the hits by an almost astronomical margin).

On occasion, I will have someone pass along an email “imminent warning prophetic word” more often than not given by a well-known evangelist or teacher whose prophetic track record is not just abysmal but a literally train (of accuracy) wreck. Last night (9-4-2017) I got one such email in which great credence was given to a prophecy Jim Bakker reportedly shared concerning the recent flooding in Houston (and this well before Hurricane Harvey hit). Here are a few of the salient sentences from this email concerning Bakker’s prophetic predictions:

That prophecy was right about the flood here. Jim Bakker remarked a prophecy after that was for California. He predicted an earthquake. Since he was correct about the flood in Houston, I hope you take him serious for earthquake preparedness. Those products Bakker cover everything to get one through disaster.

To read the rest of my op-ed article go to http://summerclouds.weebly.com/summer-clouds-blog/and-now-a-word-about-failed-extrabiblical-prophecies

 

Why is America so messed up?

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WHY IS AMERICA SO MESSED UP - August 2017

 

Matika Wilbur’s quest to photograph & document untold stories from citizens of every federally recognized American Indian tribe

Woman taking a photoMatika Wilbur’s quest to photograph & document untold stories from citizens of every federally recognized American Indian tribe

 

By
Dr. Anthony G. Payne *
(American Indian name, “Summer Cloud”)

When I was a boy (back in the Middle Ages – 1960s) we American Indians* were portrayed on TV and the movies as hopeless drunks, savages who spoke broken English at best, rapists, turncoats, and other equally unsavory characters. Newspapers and news shows did little better with most of the stories I read or saw focused on Native crimes or poverty, mostly in a “isn’t that too bad let’s move on now” vein. As though this weren’t enough I was surrounded by plenty of white adults and children who thought nothing of tossing out racist jokes and comments about American Indians (and African Americans and Hispanics as well) without batting an eyelash. Bigotry was acceptable and in some quarters applauded.

Of course, much has changed in the intervening years if only the fact overt racism has been replaced in many quarters by subtler versions. Gone are most of the Hollywood movie stereotypes but not the notion among many that American Indians are all steeped in poverty or stone-faced in the face of suffering, past and present.

Enter photographer Matika Wilbur, a member of both the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes, who decided to use her considerable artistic gifts & perspective to capture the faces of members of all the federally recognized American Indian tribes in an ambitious project she calls “562” (The number of federally recognized tribes when she began her odyssey in 2010, with more having been added since). In-a-word she wants to debunk the many false, hurtful images and stereotypes that surrounded Native American culture and society and to reassert the fact that Native peoples had not only survived centuries of marginalization, wanton cruelty and wholesale extermination but have held on to their own identities, heroes and sense of pride.

A November 23 2013 piece by NBC news had this to say about Wilbur’s mission:
One of those stereotypes is the image of Indians clad in feathers, nearly naked running across the prairie, whooping it up like what’s oft portrayed in western cinema. Also the caricature image of Indians as mascots.

With that in mind, Wilbur said the project is meant to drive conversations about the ubiquitous appropriation of Native American culture and to discuss how U.S. citizens can evolve beyond the co-opting of indigenous images and traditions.

“I hope to educate these audiences that it’s not OK to dress up like an Indian on Halloween,” she said. “I’m not a Halloween costume. I hope to encourage a new conversation of sharing and to help us move beyond the stereotypes.”

Wilbur added that she hopes her photos — her craft — will display the “beauty of (Native) people and to introduce some of our leaders to a massive audience.”

Wilbur is not, of course, the first photographer to focus on American Indians. In 1906, photographer and ethnologist Edward S. Curtis was commissioned by J.P. Morgan to go out and capture the “disappearing” race on film. Given the fact that over a century has passed since Curtis’s undertaking, Matika’s quest is not just welcome but long overdue.

Readers who’d like to invest in Matika Wilbur’s vision can do so by going to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/matika/project-562-changing-the-way-we-see-native-america/description

* I am a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

© 2014 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. This update copyright 2017 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

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