Tuesday, May 26, 2015

eat anchovies, sardines, salmon

To prevent heart arrhythmia and worse diseases you probably need a can of anchovies, sardines, or salmon per day.
I also eat seaweed, for decades.
It is the DHA that is important.
Longest chain fatty acid hard to make in your body.
Avoid vegetable oils.

http://chriskresser.com/why-fish-stomps-flax-as-a-source-of-omega-3/

research clearly indicates that the conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA is extremely limited. Less than 5% of ALA gets converted to EPA, and less than 0.5% (one-half of one percent) of ALA is converted to DHA.

A common misconception, especially amongst vegetarians and vegans, is that our need for EPA and DHA can be met by consuming flax oil and other plant sources of ALA. But the conversion numbers above clearly indicate that this isn't the case.

Studies have shown that ALA supplements (like flax oil) are unable to raise plasma DHA levels in vegans, despite low DHA levels at baseline. (ref) So unless they are supplementing with an algae-derived source of DHA, it is likely that most vegetarians and vegans are deficient.

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2008/7/averting-arrhythmias-with-omega-3-fatty-acids/page-01

Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Fish Oil Are Rhythm Stabilizing
Inexpensive, safe, and effective, the omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil provide a stabilizing effect on heart rhythm function that no medication can provide.


http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/omega3

Introduction to the Omega-3 Fatty Acids

For our purposes, there are three important omega-3 fatty acids:

• ALA is a short chain (18 carbon) omega-3 fatty acid. It is found in small amounts in animal flesh, in very small amounts in a variety of plant products, and in relatively large amounts in soy, walnuts, canola oil, flaxseeds and their oil, hempseed oil, camelina oil, and chia seed oil. The human body cannot make its own ALA - it must be obtained through the diet.

• EPA is a long chain (20 carbon) omega-3 fatty acid. It is found mostly in fatty fish, in small amounts in eggs, and in very small amounts in seaweed. Some EPA is converted into series 3 eicosanoids which can reduce blood clotting, inflammation, blood pressure, and cholesterol. The human body can produce EPA out of ALA and out of DHA.

• DHA is a long chain (22 carbon) omega-3 fatty acid. It is found mostly in fatty fish, in small amounts in eggs, and in very small amounts in seaweed. It is a major component of the gray matter of the brain, and also found in the retina, testis, sperm, and cell membranes. The body can convert EPA into DHA.
All three of these omega-3 fatty acids may prevent heart arrhythmias, though ALA has been studied the least in clinical trials.

A chart showing the conversion pathways for the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can be found in this article.

Heart Disease

As of May 2012, the American Heart Association was still basing its omega-3 fatty acid recommendations on its 2002 position paper, Fish consumption, fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids, and cardiovascular disease(31) recommends that adults

"Eat a variety of (preferably oily) fish at least twice a week.

Include oils and foods rich in alpha-linolenic acid (flaxseed, canola, and soybean oils; flaxseed and walnuts)."

Do not prepare food with oils high in omega-6 such as corn, soy, safflower, sunflower, most vegetable oil blends (typically labeled "vegetable oil") and sesame oil. Instead, use low omega-6 oils like olive, avocado, peanut, or canola.

Monday, May 25, 2015

NSA CIA FBI, email, Facebook,... rain

I figured out an easy way to send secret messages by email, social media, blogs, or websites with little processing.  Hard for authorities to intercept and understand without some special tricks.    Also can confuse google, bing, and other search engines seriously.  I don't know if terrorists or criminals are using such methods.  The antidotes are expensive but somewhat doable.   I may set up a proof of concept and send you a secret email.

Frequent rain, tourists seek indoor fun.  Today it was half sunny and warmed up a bit so don't have to wear a jacket.   Floodgates open at the dam to let out excess water.   Usually they hold most of the water to  generate electricity but they don't let it get too full or it loses flood protection capability.  So today had to release some water.   Table Rock is a very big lake spread over 2 states with more coastline than California. 



Sunday, May 24, 2015

fix joints. rain

Raining for weeks, and cool - most days hi 60s.  I can usually get some outdoor exercise, but not as much as I want at the time I want.   But water grows plants and animals and very fragrant flowering bushes.  Should not complain.  Tourists are not happy though. 

My joints were feeling arthritic and gouty this past week.  Especially toes.  I got gout from too much sugar some years ago.  A can of Oregon brand dark cherries and cured it in 20 minutes.  I tried the same brand of cherries again yesterday and it worked again.  Today I twisted the toes fairly hard and still can't feel any pain.  Completely healed in 1 day.  

So I recommend 1 bowl of cherries per month to keep those uric acid needle-like crystals from building up in joints. Must be the dark pie cherries (grows best in Michigan) not the bright red variety which do not help.  There are also juices, mail order, frozen…

I am also going back to juices, especially grape.  I know it has too much sugar but it does have lots of other chemicals that may be healthy.  I eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables already but maybe not enough so I will add juice.   Probably the sugar in the fruits juices caused the gout.    But fruits may have prevented other problems by epigenetic or some other means.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gout
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uric_acid

http://www.goutpal.com/cherry-juice-gout.html

Cherries were first discovered to have a beneficial effect on gout in 1950. A Texan, Dr. Ludwig W. Blau, was so seriously affected by gout that he was confined to a wheelchair. The only appealing food he could find in the house was a bowl of cherries. He ate them all and found, the next day, that his gout pain and swelling was considerably reduced. He continued to eat around 6 cherries per day and was gout free until he stopped eating the cherries and the gout returned. Working with his family physician he studied twelve other gout sufferers and recorded that eating cherries helped all of them. His findings were reported in "Cherry diet control for gout and arthritis" (published in Texas Reports on Biology and Medicine Vol. 8, No. 3, 1950).


Monday, May 18, 2015

new email, spam, rain, walk, wade

My 100 inbound email addresses work ok, but I get in trouble sending mail.
My new email is rayon because my 1und1.de  got stuck on a server with a spammer on it so I got blacklisted.
When yahoo hotmail aol or some mail service sees mails from my ip address they reject it because of the spammer at that ip address.
Spammers are a big problem.
I am getting 40,000 hits on some honeypot websites I set up to trap spammers.

It has rained a lot but I still do my walking and wading.
Lake is full.  More rain coming.  Hi usually in the 70s. 
Today started sunny but then thunderheads started to form so I drove home in big black cloud and sprinkles.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

rainy wet year. Terrorist attack dams?

This morning I rushed to West of the dam  to tutor a soldier who has a final exam in statistics.   He is in the reserves, has at least 2 other jobs, a wife with a job, and 2 spoiled Yorkshire Terriers with an attitude.  In addition to college and the military.    I feel sorry for young soldiers and don't mind giving a little free tutoring.  

I waded in the lake yesterday and noted it was quite full.  This morning I saw that Lake Taneycomo was swollen and fast, and saw water spilling over Table Rock Dam.  

I have been worried about a terrorist attack when the lake is full.  I have a contact at the Dam.  Terrorist may be able to open up the floodgates and flood low lying parts of the city.  

Ironically the soldier I tutor is getting a top secret security clearance and is working to figure out how to stop terrorist attacks in Missouri.  Terrorists would like to hit the heartland where it would be psychologically more damaging that high profile targets.  

I need to move to a technology center to work to stop cyber terrorism and cyber crime.  I get a lot of ideas but nothing I can do about it around here.  

Hard to appreciate the size of this dam from photos.  Huge roar of water going over the dam like Niagra Falls.  Little tiny cars bottom right, and atop the dam on the road.



Monday, May 11, 2015

protect your home from property fraud

I have thought about this but have not studied it.  
Seems possible after my visit to the county recorder office today.
I am tracking down RICO racketeering activities.
I hear some crooks know I am onto them.  
I am looking into moving soon. 
Hate to leave this beautiful weather and environment.


Sign up for protection:

https://www.propertyfraudalert.com

http://www.kmov.com/story/28504567/property-fraud-increasing-in-st-charles-county

According to the FBI, property fraud is the fastest growing white collar crime and it is increasing in St. Charles County at the office of the Recorder of Deeds.

Recorder of Deeds Barbara Hall says in order to prevent property fraud, residents should sign up for free service alerts that notify the property owner when papers are filed with their name on it and for property owners to stop assuming property fraud won't happen to them.

"People don't feel that way about their real estate and that's their largest investment in most cases," Hall said. "And we are vulnerable. Every one of us. We need to monitor those things."

Property fraud happens when criminals pick a vacant lot or home that most people have forgotten about. 

They then forge paper work and file it to transfer the deed of that property then use the forged documents to borrow money. 

The real owner is then left with burden of paying back the money they never actually borrowed.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bitcoin. Genetic Distance. Native Americans are different than Africans or Europeans.

I wonder if Goldman Sachs is doing "pump and dump" on Bitcoins?
Selling bitcoin short while trying to get CalPERS and other pensions convinced that Bitcoin is a viable investment?
Then get rich when the price crashes, like they did on subprime home mortgage?


Most of my ancestry is native american I think (will confirm by DNA in about 10 years).
Native Americans are less similar to Africans than are Europeans or Asians. 
Native Americans are more similar to Asians than to Europeans or Africans.
My ancestors left Africa the soonest and travelled the farthest to get out of that mess.
Middle east was a mess so we left.
China a mess so we left.
Our idiot relatives we shipped south of the border to Mexico and points further south.
North America is ok except too many negroes and white trash nowadays. 
They should go back to where they came from but they are evil land thieves and warmongers.

Mathematical measures and computers can study DNA and reveal a lot about human origin and history.


Percentage genetic distances among major continents based on 120 classical polymorphisms
                 Europe America East Asia        
America   9.5
East Asia   9.7         8.9
Africa 16.6        22.6         20.6                   


In all the formulae in this section,  and  represent two different populations for which  loci have been studied. Let  represent the th allele at the th locus.
Nei's standard genetic distance[edit]
In 1972, Masatoshi Nei published what came to be known as Nei's standard genetic distance. This distance has the nice property that if the rate of genetic change (amino acid substitution) is constant per year or generation then Nei's standard genetic distance (D) increases in proportion to divergence time. This measure assumes that genetic differences are caused by mutation and genetic drift.[4]

This distance can also be expressed in terms of the arithmetic mean of gene identity. Let  be the probability for the two members of population  having the same allele at a particular locus and  be the corresponding probability in population . Also, let  be the probability for a member of  and a member of  having the same allele. Now let  and  represent the arithmetic mean of  and  over all loci, respectively. In other words



where  is the total number of loci examined.[7]
Nei's standard distance can then be written as[4]

Cavalli-Sforza chord distance[edit]
In 1967 Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and A. W. F. Edwards published this measure. It assumes that genetic differences arise due to genetic drift only. One major advantage of this measure is that the populations are represented in a hypersphere, the scale of which is one unit per gene substitution. The chord distance in the hyperdimensional sphere is given by[1][5]

Some authors drop the factor  to simplify the formula at the cost of losing the property that the scale is one unit per gene substitution.
Reynolds, Weir, and Cockerham's genetic distance[edit]
In 1983, this measure was published by John Reynolds, B.S. Weir and C. Clark Cockerham. This measure assumes that genetic differentiation occurs only by genetic driftwithout mutations. It estimates the coancestry coefficient  which provides a measure of the genetic divergence by:[6]

Other measures of genetic distance[edit]
Many other measures of genetic distance have been proposed with varying success.
Nei's DA distance 1983[edit]
This distance assumes that genetic differences arise due to mutation and genetic drift, but this distance measure is known to give more reliable population trees than other distances particularly for microsatellite DNA data.[8][9]

Euclidean distance[edit]
Main article: Euclidean distance
 [1]
Goldstein distance 1995[edit]
It was specifically developed for microsatellite markers and is based on the stepwise-mutation model (SMM).  and  are the means of the allele frequencies in population X and Y.[10]

Nei's minimum genetic distance 1973[edit]
This measure assumes that genetic differences arise due to mutation and genetic drift.[2]

Roger's distance 1972[edit]
 [11]
Fixation index[edit]
Main article: Fixation index
A commonly used measure of genetic distance is the fixation index which varies between 0 and 1. A value of 0 indicates that two populations are genetically identical whereas a value of 1 indicates that two populations are different species. No mutation is assumed.
Software[edit]
• PHYLIP uses GENDIST
• Nei's standard genetic distance 1972
• Cavalli-Sforza and Edwards 1967
• Reynolds, Weir, and Cockerham's 1983
• TFPGA
• Nei's standard genetic distance (original and unbiased)
• Nei's minimum genetic distance (original and unbiased)
• Wright's (1978) modification of Roger's (1972) distance
• Reynolds, Weir, and Cockerham's 1983
• GDA
• POPGENE
• POPTREE2 Takezaki, Nei, and Tamura (2010, 2014)
• Commonly used genetic distances and gene diversity analysis
• DISPAN
• Nei's standard genetic distance 1972
• Nei's DA distance between populations 1983