Hello there – hope you are well from wherever and whenever you are. I’m doing pretty good this morning. We noticed after we got back from the dog walk this morning that once again there seemed to be an more than normal lack of oxygen in the air. As soon as we stepped inside we both felt like we could get full breathes. I’ve been noticing this a lot and I’m pretty sure it could have to do with the recent rains (higher humidity levels etc.), I have smaller than average lungs and Kyle has breathing problems to begin with. When there is a seeming lack of oxygen in the air it makes the two of us irritable, sluggish and tired.
It’s especially nasty in the morning when it’s stagnant and there isn’t any wind to move things. I know we could choose not to walk our dogs and or go outside at all, but we are willing to deal with it because of how much it means to our dogs (and us). When we walk them regularly, regardless of conditions, they are much calmer and easier to live with! If you put yourself in their position, never seeing anything but the same thing day after day, you know how important the daily walk is for all aspects of their health (and ours.)
Interesting info about the brain and oxygen deprivation and or obstruction:
Cerebral hypoxia is a form of hypoxia (reduced supply of oxygen), specifically involving the brain; when the brain is completely deprived of oxygen, it is called cerebral anoxia. There are four categories of cerebral hypoxia; they are, in order of severity: diffuse cerebral hypoxia (DCH), focal cerebral ischemia, cerebral infarction, and global cerebral ischemia. Prolonged hypoxia induces neuronal cell death via apoptosis, resulting in a hypoxic brain injury.
Cases of total oxygen deprivation are termed “anoxia”, which can be hypoxic in origin (reduced oxygen availability) or ischemic in origin (oxygen deprivation due to a disruption in blood flow). Brain injury as a result of oxygen deprivation either due to hypoxic or anoxic mechanisms are generally termed hypoxic/anoxic injuries (HAI). Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a condition that occurs when the entire brain is deprived of an adequate oxygen supply, but the deprivation is not total. While HIE is associated in most cases with oxygen deprivation in the neonate due to birth asphyxia, it can occur in all age groups, and is often a complication of cardiac arrest.[4
Emily Deans M.D. Evolutionary Psychiatry
If you ask the experts, they will tell you that approximately 9% of children in the US have the cluster of symptoms defined as ADHD. 5-16% of kids will have what is called “Oppositional Defiant Disorder,” where kids deliberately break the rules, are quick to anger, and will often be sensitive and vindictive, among other problems. Perhaps not surprisingly, these disorders overlap, with something like 50% or more of kids with ODD also having symptoms of ADHD. It is also stressful and difficult to be surly and argumentative – 35% will also have a mood disorder, such as a depressive disorder.
I’ve already written a few articles about some suspected links between diet and ADHD. Kids diagnosed with ADHD were put on an anti-allergy diet (meat, vegetables, rice, water, pears and, for some, small amounts of wheat, potato, and other fruits), and 60% of them had significant improvement in ADHD and oppositional symptoms, which returned when they were switched back to the “healthy” control diet. But another important lifestyle link to ADHD is sleep quality. It is known that kids with ADHD are poor sleepers in general compared to kids without ADHD, but what comes first? Do the brain changes in ADHD screw up sleeping patterns, or do the sleeping pattern problems cause ADHD? It may actually be a two way street for many, but a compelling recent line of research suggests that lack of sleep may be the causative issue for some kids.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypoxia_in_fish – we can learn from what is happening to marine life
“Airplane poop” (I’m starting to call the airplane vapor trails this) pics I took at different points yesterday. This activity was going on all day. What is this activity doing to the oxygen levels of our air? I’ve thought about writing to the government and inquiring about it but something tells me it won’t matter. Is this a case of what I’m focusing on expanding or what I’m focusing on being brought forth to consciousness? Probably both.
There seems to be a fiction in politics and the business of being human. When faced with few options it is the tendency of humans to choose things that will give them the least conflict with others. I am seeing so many fearful, beaten down, tired and weary fighters waiving bloodied white flags…sputtering “I had no other choice” or “I choose this person because of their label or status not because of the quality of their character”. There is ALWAYS another choice, albeit a lonely one. The few who make their choices in no win scenarios from a place of inner stillness will be the only ones who sleep.
Yesterday on Lady Gaga’s page she posted a picture of herself in a flag design swimsuite and was promoting Hillary Clinton because, it seems, “she could be the first woman President.” I was very disappointed, as were several of her fans to see this but I can’t judge or condemn her, it’s her choice as a citizen to support and vote for who she wants. I don’t agree with her choice and that is my right. In 2008 Kyle and I got caught up in the “first black president” sentiments of the time and voted for Barack Obama. The second time it was because he was the lesser of the two evils. Honestly, I don’t know if it feckin matters if we vote or not but I will still vote. If you don’t vote, I don’t want to hear a peep about what happens afterwards! You have forfeited your right to complain if you don’t vote.
This election we are faced yet again with the “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” with a blessed caveat (at least to me and those who are hoping he wins)….Bernie Sanders!
Try to remember, YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE BEYOND WHAT IS ON THE PARTY TICKET! I am a registered Democrat and last election I voted almost entirely Green Party (Texas doesn’t have Independent party). I really try to vote for qualitifications and job records not labels or empty promises.
Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — an influential caucus that represents the majority of House Republicans — repeatedly ripped Trump’s comments, and said he doesn’t endorse Trump.
“I will vote for him but in terms of getting my endorsement? I don’t endorse people who bash judges,” he said.
“What’s the difference?” a reporter asked.
Flores didn’t directly answer.
“It’s stupid to be in front of a courthouse and bash the judge hearing your case,” Flores said. “If he wants to win the White House, he needs to focus on the issues that the American people care about. And they don’t really appreciate him calling out the ethnic heritage of the judge.”