Thorton: RICE Is Wrong

  It’s the most famous acronym in sports medicine, a household term as familiar to athletes as the physicians who treat them: R.I.C.E., for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Legendary sports doc, Gabe Mirkin, M.D., coined R.I.C.E. in his 1978 bestseller, The Sportsmedicine Book. In the four decades since, his memorable protocol—especially the ice and rest components—have…

Epigenetics And Addiction

By Ken Niemann Important controls in the switching on and off of genes include but are not limited to: timing, gravity, spatial organization, environmental cues, and epigenetic mechanisms. It is the latter that we are exploring here. Epigenetics may be defined as changes in gene expression that don’t involve changes to the DNA sequence. It…

Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness.

From Wired: Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness See also: “Saving Normal” by Allen Frances , Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker and The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health industry watchdog Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just…

Addictive Cravings Still Detectable After Death

I do not view these findings as any way a threat to the choice model but they certainly are fascinating. The gene is involved in a number of behaviors that we do not normally consider pathological. Click Here FosB  – KN Neuroscience News: Summary: Researchers report addictive cravings can be detected in the brain after death. Source:…

Rothbard: What is the Proper Way to Study Man?

The key to scientism is its denial of the existence of individual consciousness and will Murray N. Rothbard | Mises.org – June 6, 2016 Image Credits: Leonardo Da Vinci. In our proper condemnation of scientism in the study of man, we should not make the mistake of dismissing science as well. For if we do…

Avoiding Pedantism

Although no fan of chiropractors, I have to credit Clair Johnson for a brilliant treatment of what seems to be par for modern education. I have returned to this article many times over the years for focus and encouragement. Enjoy! AVOIDING PEDANTISM