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Avoid direct sunlight. For many thousands of years, humans have built shelters to avoid the environment, and in those shelters there was little or no light until the Romans invented glass for windows.

Even so if relatives, friends etc. give you a hard time being careful, just say “I'm avoiding dermatoheliosis”, show them this: and point out he was behind glass

Two protective clothing sites

Emerging Anti-Aging Strategies - Scientific Basis and Efficacy.1)

Without worrying about the outcome, do what you can to avoid immune suppression, both internal and external. Smoking is dangerous (any kind of cigarettes). Roll your own, instead of buying tailor-made, because loosely constructed smokes burn to less complicated pollutants. If you have the habit, you may find that the use of a pipe will help to reduce the lung impact.

Examine your environment for pollution, visible and invisible: see About Radio Frequency Radiation

Use common sense. It is not natural to lie about in the sun, it is a very recent phenomenon, largely limited to young people in western countries. Traditional dress in hot countries is long sleeved and almost sweeps the sand for many adults. Hats or other head covering goes with the territory.

I find it impossible to believe that during the long pre-history of mankind hunting practice included regular long walks across the open plains in full sun, when the best way to catch a fair sized animal would be to come out of your cave in the early evening and go hide close to a nearby waterhole, letting your prey come to you.

At the first sign of any 'disease of aging' ....

Discuss with your doctor your medical expectations, the possibility of additional disease arising, and the prophylactic properties of Olmesartan medoxomil demonstrated in various sections of the article here, supported by research here.

It is quite clear from the experience of those reporting to the M. P. Study Site with multiple issues, that allowing immunity to lapse unnecessarily may prolong recovery or in some cases render it difficult or seemingly impossible.

Dietary Recommendations

MP patients are advised to consume a diet low in simple carbohydrates and rich in whole foods. Acceptable foods include the following:

  • most vegetables (attend to individual experience and need, e.g. for weight loss limit potato)
  • low-sugar fruits (such as berries, peaches, and green apples)
  • foods that naturally contain folic acid, such as leafy greens
  • dairy products that have had minimal processing and with no more than 6% vitamin A and no supplemental vitamin D
  • a variety of proteins, including poultry and most unprocessed meat. Avoid meat fats and poultry skin. Avoid fish.
  • nuts and seeds (for example: almonds, macadamia, pine, pecan, pistachio, hazelnut)
  • whole grain products without added vitamin D or folate. N.B. many people have problems with wheat. Other grains are better.
  • sugar alcohols and some artificial sweeteners, such as stevia, maltitol and xylitol. Sugar alcohols can cause stomach upset, so use sparingly at first.
  • water, generously but not excessively. 8 – 12 oz glasses per day.
  • in the event of calcium deficiency, MP patients may need to consume foods high in calcium
  • foods high in fiber

Wow! I had no idea! That could surely explain a lot about my last big inflammationThe complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli such as pathogens or damaged cells. It is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue. episode because I was eating almost no fiber for weeks and didn't even realize it until now! It also explains why I've been feeling anxious and depressed lately. MP patient comment October 2018

From Dietary Fiber to Host Physiology The major products from the microbial fermentative activity in the gut are SCFAs—in particular, acetate, propionate, and butyrate (Cummings et al., 1987).

More Fiber, Less Inflammation? In part, a fiber-rich diet may help reduce inflammation by lowering body weight. High-fiber foods also feed beneficial bacteria living in the gut, which then release substances that promote lower levels of inflammation body-wide. … A 2009 review published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reported 25 to 54 percent lower CRP levels in people who not only ate a high-fiber diet, but who also lost weight and ate more healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. In another study, men who ate a lot more fruits and vegetables – going from two servings to eight per day – lowered their CRP levels by one-third.

but this study demonstrates that pro-inflammatory, rather than anti-inflammatory effects of SCFAs are evident in lung mesenchymal cells.

Choose from these (except the soy product and flaxseed !

Immune suppression

'vitamin' D is surprisingly immune suppressant. It has been reported that a little more than 3 months after commencing Krill oil (or approximately 5000 IU of Vitamin D) to alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis in his knees, a sarcoidosis patient suffered an acute cardiac episode.

Other

  • fasting – Fasting is not part of the MP. It is unknown whether it provides harm or benefit to a person on the treatment.
  • food avoidance diets – Some patients have reported sensitivities to certain foods. Avoiding foods containing, for example, lactose or gluten may offer a decrease in symptom severity. Patients who feel this may be relevant to them should consult with a nutritionist.
  • salt avoidance – not recommended given that the body seems to naturally regulate sodium levels independently. Salt is also critical for kidney health. Sodium is used by the kidneys to excrete potassium. 2) (for more see the Times article Salt, we misjudged you

Mental health

Related articles: Social, Stress, Psychosomatic

Laura Lachance, MD at the University of Toronto and Drew Ramsey, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY.3)

An approach to consider for patients with mental health symptoms is to offer counseling on lifestyle interventions, such as diet. Physicians often feel ill-equipped to discuss diet due to lack of training, limited time, and a poor reimbursement structure. Physician uncertainty is likely exacerbated by the wide variety of specific dietary recommendations and dietary “tribes” that exist in our society today. Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said, “let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”2 The evidence base is increasing that we should re-examine his counsel, as the effect of good food has profound implications for brain health.

nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin B12, B9 (folate), and zinc, can cause symptoms of depression and dementia such as low mood, fatigue, cognitive decline, and irritability.

Unless your doctor has real evidence such as genetic testing, that your body needs extra (for a very small number of people, that is true for B12) then it is prudent to get all your vitamin needs from healthy foods only. It has become clear in the last decade that pharmaceutical vitamins can do more harm than good, the long term harms being serious. 'vitamin D' is not a vitamin, of course (It is a set of metabolites with steroidal action).

Helpful hints

Monitor highs, if you have them, and avoid shopping! Stay in touch with your feelings. If you feel depression coming on, a walk may send it away. If you dislike your doctor, seek a second opinion, but do not play games with your health, medication may be necessary and can take weeks or months to bring the brain into balance.

A non-judgemental friend or acquaintance can be a life saver.

Don't Panic

For someone in panic, soothing herbal teas such as chamomile or peppermint are a good substitute for coffee, which can increase anxiety. Also too much coffee in a short period of time can mimic the sensation of a heart attack.

Coffee is also an immune modulator and is best avoided by those with immune issues.

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Microwave radiation

Do not be in the same room with an operating microwave oven.

Using and avoiding modern technology

Evidence continues to accumulate that the best way to run a mobile phone is to set it down in air-plane mode at all times.

To use, change mode, activate speaker phone and hold 10cm away from head (or purchase the type of earphone using air tube {not wire} to carry the sound).

If renting, choose an apartment away from communication towers, and with no smart 'meters'. It is best to take measuring equipment and check radiation levels (never take an estate agent's word for anything)

Recent research

Women with hereditary breast cancer predispositions should avoid using their smartphones, tablets, and laptops at night. 4)

When sensitive to EMF

create a healing space which will enhance night time bodily repair.

Building a DIY Faraday Cage

Patient experiences

RF eSmog Shielding: *Shielded whole trailer with 100 mesh .0045” 304 SS screen, *Faraday cage Atticfoil shielded back room, double copper screen in door, *Shielded computer system: Atticfoil shielded computer, shielded 27” monitor, shielded speakers. All cables are fiberoptic: all plastic fiberoptic trackball, fiber - USB + copper shielded keyboard system, HDMI - fiber for monitor, audio - fiber for speakers, ethernet - fiber for modem (modem located in box outside trailer Faraday cage). *Eliminated or minimized RF sources in home (AM radio band and higher) *2 shielding garment suits - pants & hoodie: 1. Copper screen hoodie & pants suit made with 3 quilted layers: top & bottom layers are 66# silk&silver fabric, middle layer is .0012” wire 100 mesh copper screen, added socks/booties. 2. Soft & Safe hoodie, pants.

Project work: I met with a contractor that has experience installing copper screen for Faraday cages at local hospital MRI facilities to review the copper screen installation details. Based on discussions I ordered 4 copper screen rolls, 0.0045” wire, 100 mesh, 72” width, 100 feet per roll. So, there has been progress on that project. Work will likely be scheduled in January, though.

This week I made 2 copper screen socks/booties with double copper screen layers, using kevlar quilt stitching to protect against ripping the internal screens. For the socks/booties I used bamboo 81# for the top and bottom fabric layers with a draw string elastic at the top to snug it up. Since socks are the toughest application and I can wear them every day without neuro IP, these socks will be a good test for garment performance longevity. I am wearing these 24/7 with other socks inside for comfort and warmth (and to keep toenails from destroying them). Conductivity was 0.2 ohms or lower.

I have started to wear the copper pants and hoodie 24/7, pulling the copper screen hood down when neuro IP becomes onerous, but leaving the hood up for a 66# silk hoodie worn over the copper hoodie just for some protection (only measures 0.5 ohms). I think with this transition workaround I can tough it out; so far no serious problem.

Based on experience with the first copper screen hoodie and pants, design improvements used in the new copper screen socks/booties, and hood added to repair the old Soft&Safe hoodie, I ordered a full roll of the 0.0012” wire, 100 mesh copper screen. The new pants and hoodie will use two copper screen layers, kevlar thread quilting, top and bottom silk 66# layers, fabric reinforcing for crotch, knee, and elbow stress zones. Yes, a space suit. Later I might add copper screen shielding mittens. Buying a full roll brings down the copper screen square foot cost to $7.00.

Mike, November 2018

Notes and comments

thought of placing Unilateral dermatoheliosis in photograph of a truck driver

Images in Clinical Medicine: Jennifer R.S. Gordon, M.D., and Joaquin C. Brieva, M.D.

**Unilateral dermatoheliosis**

References

1)
Emerging Anti-Aging Strategies - Scientific Basis and Efficacy.
Shetty AK, Kodali M, Upadhya R, Madhu LN
Aging Dis9p1165-1184(2018 Dec)
2)
Can dietary sodium intake be modified by public policy?
McCarron DA, Geerling JC, Kazaks AG, Stern JS
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol4p1878-82(2009 Nov)
3)
Food, mood, and brain health: implications for the modern clinician.
Lachance L, Ramsey D
Mo Med112p111-5(2015 Mar-Apr)
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