Chemistry + Philosophy: Biosynergy For A Better World by Studio Shangri-La Podcast

Studio Shangri-La presents a podcast series that explores the arts & sciences, philosophy and more. — Read on anchor.fm/sarah-ikerd/episodes/Chemistry–Philosophy-Biosynergy-For-A-Better-World-e1rajm3

Health, Tech + Philosophy: Upgrading Medical Care In The USA

How can medical or healthcare in the USA be upgraded? By incorporating the latest non-invasive technologies, with some of the oldest concepts and philosophies. Western [colonized] medicine has been held back and stunted by nonsensical institutionalized barbarism against biology and nature. What strikes me and many others I’ve talked to, is the small mindedness ofContinue reading “Health, Tech + Philosophy: Upgrading Medical Care In The USA”

Chemistry, Environment + Public Health: Portable Waste To Energy — A Trashcan That Powers Your Home

Waste management is such an important issue right now and for the future of earth that the value of innovation in this area is greater than currency. In other words, sustainable innovations going on right now and their acceleration are tremendously valuable. If anyone tries to hoard technology or charge top dollar, that could haveContinue reading “Chemistry, Environment + Public Health: Portable Waste To Energy — A Trashcan That Powers Your Home”

Bio + Health: Noninvasive & Sonic Stem Cell Therapy

Non-invasive longevity medicine is the new frontier. And life wants to LIVE. We’re populated and supported by *trillions of microorganisms. And if they couldn’t learn and adapt, we wouldn’t be here. Breaking down the word “Mesenchymal” as in Mesenchymal stem cells, reveals the Ancient Greek words for middle, tissue and infusion. Stem cells, often referredContinue reading “Bio + Health: Noninvasive & Sonic Stem Cell Therapy”

Olympic Lifting & Beyond: High Performance and “The Hard Deck”

The title here is an unabashed Top Gun Maverick reference. The hard deck is the zone below 10,000-5,000 feet at which a pilot is flying close if not fatally close to the ground. I’m using the hard deck here for some humorous hyperbole, comparing this with pushing oneself in athletic performance past previous limits orContinue reading “Olympic Lifting & Beyond: High Performance and “The Hard Deck””

Biochemistry + Health: Hair Is Made Of Valuable Elements Including Stem Cells

Check out this structural diagram. Looks like something alive and important to me. Looks like a muscle fiber diagram! Perhaps because hair contains nucleic acid and mitochondrial DNA. And DNA is some of the most advanced technology around. Hair is no more dead than the soil. It’s composed of fibrous keratin, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogenContinue reading “Biochemistry + Health: Hair Is Made Of Valuable Elements Including Stem Cells”

Home + Health: Completely Natural Moisturizer & Exfoliant

Flax Oil Trehalose Collagen powder That’s it — very easy to mix at home. Feels great too. The trehalose sugar here acts as the exfoliant. And this can be used on the entire body, then rinsed off. And keep in mind, similar substances can be combined for this effect as well. I’m finding this combinationContinue reading “Home + Health: Completely Natural Moisturizer & Exfoliant”

Health + Performance: Taking The Cold Plunge

On the first hot summer day here in Boston, Cryomed on Boylston Street offered a cold plunge tub on the sidewalk in front of their store and after I saw the e-mail decided to go for it. I’d never done a cold plunge or ice bath before but I’d heard and read about many healthContinue reading “Health + Performance: Taking The Cold Plunge”

Health + Home: Completely Nourishing Toothpaste

As it turns out, making toothpaste that is completely nourishing for your teeth and mouth is not hard. The bentonite clay mixed with water provides an excellent paste texture and is rich in minerals. Keep this as the base. Further texturizing and exfoliating, if you will, is the baking soda or sodium bicarbonate, a wellContinue reading “Health + Home: Completely Nourishing Toothpaste”

Industry + Public Health: On California Proposition 65

I’m not amused at the irony anymore in seeing these stickers everywhere. Although I’m glad they are there to inform, there have to be higher standards for consumer goods. Let’s get real. Is it always aging causing cancer and other irregularities, or is it the known carcinogens in everyday products? What might be minuscule exposureContinue reading “Industry + Public Health: On California Proposition 65”

Olympic Lifting & Beyond: How I Boost Muscle Recovery In Training

1. Sleep Generous amounts of it and even the occasional unabashed hibernation! This is a vital means of regeneration and recovery. I do best with a more traditional rhythm, when I’m more or less following the sun. And remember, the mental rest is just as important. By now you may have heard that nervous systemContinue reading “Olympic Lifting & Beyond: How I Boost Muscle Recovery In Training”

Bioelectric + Acoustic: Signaling Pathways To Regenerate Limbs & More

Bioelectrical and sonic methods for healing are the future now. And the Chinese meridian system that describes bio-electricity deserves current —pun intended — attention and further development in conjunction with sound or frequency therapies, alongside engineering and chemistry. The above image comes from an amazing project of converting genetic and protein sequences into music calledContinue reading “Bioelectric + Acoustic: Signaling Pathways To Regenerate Limbs & More”

Bio + Philosophy: Human Physiology Is Technology & Voluntary Evolution

The new modern idea of voluntary evolution is available by making deliberate choices. Yet for all my enthusiasm about this new frontier, one area I’m at odds with is the literal fusion of electronics with the human body. I mean, we’re already fusing with our daily interaction and tech habits — Think on the molecularContinue reading “Bio + Philosophy: Human Physiology Is Technology & Voluntary Evolution”

Self Care 202: Lifestyle Optimization For Performance

Removing or altering non-productive stressors can improve quality of life and propel one towards goals. So can adding optimizers or optimization factors. The larger situation could even be visualized as above like a strategy cloud of contributing factors. Here’s an artificial stressor that could be removed: Too much social media scrolling or other passive media.Continue reading “Self Care 202: Lifestyle Optimization For Performance”

Bio + Evolution: Cancer As Mutation To Immortal Cells

Inspired by “Transfigurations,” an Star Trek: The Next Generation episode written by René Echevarria that deals with controversial humanoid evolution. Specifically, one man from a species who mutates to be completely self healing, as well as able to heal others. His species wants to hunt him down and eliminate him rather than open up toContinue reading “Bio + Evolution: Cancer As Mutation To Immortal Cells”

Bio + Philosophy: Debugging The Death Program By Increasing Intracellular Intelligence & Mitochondrial Performance

“Death is optional.” — Yuval Noah Harari The key to immortality is evolving beyond death. That means first treating it as a possible and optional outcome, instead of an inevitability. This could be a powerful step that causes physiological, intellectual and emotional change, like meditation alters brain chemistry. The mere fact that this concept isContinue reading “Bio + Philosophy: Debugging The Death Program By Increasing Intracellular Intelligence & Mitochondrial Performance”

Sound + Genetics: Activating & Limiting Genetic Expression Using The Harmonic Series

Bodies are affected on multiple levels by the forces of nature, and one of those forces is sound. Sound waves are considered mechanical because they require a medium like air or water through which to travel. Sounds results from vibration in matter. When you speak, that’s moving air through the vocal cords. The decision toContinue reading “Sound + Genetics: Activating & Limiting Genetic Expression Using The Harmonic Series”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes — Full Article, Parts 1-4

Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down The earliest known forms of timekeeping, which is an expression of long term thinking, were found in the Semliki Valley of the modern day Congo, as a “hash-marked” bone dated 18000 BC,¹ and from later in 8000 BC, moon-shaped pits dug in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.²  More elaborate forms of timekeepingContinue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes — Full Article, Parts 1-4”

Olympic Lifting & Beyond: Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

Like any other part of the body, the feet are multilayer and complex, functioning as systems inside systems; not in isolation — They’re comprised of bones, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Holding and transporting the weight of the body and then some, feet are especially significant and biomechanically complex, with 26 bones and 33 joints.Continue reading “Olympic Lifting & Beyond: Preventing Plantar Fasciitis”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Part 4: Deep Learning Biology To Realize Immortality

The pieces necessary to live indefinitely are already in place. Each of us inhabits a powerful vessel, the human body, with vast potential. After all, look at how far life has come. We can continue knowing ourselves even better in the 21st century and beyond, and appreciate the fascinating intricacies of our composition. This PartContinue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Part 4: Deep Learning Biology To Realize Immortality”

The Longevity List — What’s Working For Me

1. Experiencing Timelessness. Be on a timeless scale. Live as if life is all. Clocks, schedules and dates are merely tools. Have an open-ended mindset. 2. Meditation, Affirmation & Prayer. Believe and re-program, say what you want, atone, give thanks, purify, connect to outer and inner cosmos. 3. Stellar Self-Care & Self-Talk. Enjoy the maintenanceContinue reading “The Longevity List — What’s Working For Me”

Using Augmented Reality For Medical Testing

The next humane frontier for medical and scientific testing is Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality. As AR becomes more realistic thanks to companies like Meta (Oculus) and Microsoft (HoloLens), this will indeed become viable. That means advanced simulations and no further need for live subjects. Not only would the tech be cruelty-free, it would alsoContinue reading “Using Augmented Reality For Medical Testing”

On Cellular Immortality: Reverse Transcriptase Lengthens Telomeres

First of all, Telomeres are located at the ends of our chromosomes, coiled DNA in nuclei, and contain repeated nucleotide sequences. They are the end cap data sequence and lengthen in response to cell division. How so? An enzyme dubbed “telomerase” aka “telomere terminal transferase” cues the repeat. I say ‘dubbed’ because in a seaContinue reading “On Cellular Immortality: Reverse Transcriptase Lengthens Telomeres”

Re-post: Biologists unravel pathway for cancer cells to become immortal | Iowa Now

Biologists at the University of Iowa have unraveled a second pathway by which cancer cells multiply without end. Using baker’s yeast as a model, the biologists explored Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres, a second pathway that cancer cells use to become immortal. — Read on now.uiowa.edu/2021/03/biologists-unravel-pathway-cancer-cells-become-immortal ME: Let’s get this straight — renegade Cancer cells becomeContinue reading “Re-post: Biologists unravel pathway for cancer cells to become immortal | Iowa Now”

Longevity⁺ Corner: What Is An NRF2 & What Foods Does It Like?

NRF2 stands for Nuclear factor-erythroid factor 2-related factor 2 —say that 10 times fast — and is a “DNA transcription factor” protein that regulates and enhances how genes are expressed by binding to it. It’s a complex other world inside the human body, yet perhaps we can understand better by comparing with the outer worldContinue reading “Longevity⁺ Corner: What Is An NRF2 & What Foods Does It Like?”

Molecule Of The Month: NAD+ Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide

NAD is a coenzyme found in all cells. And coenzymes function as catalysts to mediate metabolic reactions. For some great detail on the function of NAD+ within the body’s energy pathways, visit the linked caption above. Generally speaking, NAD shuttles electrons or energy “as a way to carry stored energy to produce ATP.” So, thisContinue reading “Molecule Of The Month: NAD+ Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide”

Repost: “A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase”

A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase — Read on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3926176/ In short, non-invasive light therapy works – check out the article for further detail. I think the concept holds tremendous promise as partContinue reading “Repost: “A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase””

On The Supplement Shelf: Trehalose + D-Ribose for Longevity & Exercise Recovery

http://www.instagram.com/reel/CZijus1JBVC/ Recovery “RNA” Lemonade: • Sparkling Water • Lemon • Trehalose • D-Ribose • Modified Citrus Pectin I’ve been on a trehalose complex kick for a little while now, long enough to experience that it helps with exercise recovery. Trehalose aka mycose, is a type of energetic and protective sugar produced by the organisms listedContinue reading “On The Supplement Shelf: Trehalose + D-Ribose for Longevity & Exercise Recovery”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Pt. 2: The New Old Plant Medicine

It’s important to remember in embarking on an exploration of herbal or botanical medicine is that at first, it was the only medicine. And modern medicine is not all that far removed. At times remedies direct from earth are referred to as “alternative,” yet both choices being interrelated, both branches have value. The vast majorityContinue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Pt. 2: The New Old Plant Medicine”

Olympic Weightlifting: Competition Behavioral Strategy Notes

My recent competition experience at National Masters in Reno reminded me of just how challenging Competition or Performance in general can be. In addition to potential obstacles, the experience also underscored what’s important and how one’s process can flow more smoothly. Competing is a skill. You have to practice it in order to optimize it.Continue reading “Olympic Weightlifting: Competition Behavioral Strategy Notes”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down

The earliest known forms of timekeeping, which is an expression of long term thinking, were found in the Semliki Valley of the modern day Congo, as a “hash-marked” bone dated 18000 BC,¹ and from later in 8000 BC, moon-shaped pits dug in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.² More elaborate forms of timekeeping came with aboriginal and Meso-American cultures,Continue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down”

Power Plants: Spooky Adaptogenic Tea + Supernatural Joint Paste

The Tea = Moringa + Holy Basil • Moringa benefits include extremely high nutrient content that helps the body heal and build muscle. • Holy Basil benefits include being a potent adaptogen that helps soothe stress. The Extracts in The Tea = Chlorophyll/Peppermint Oil + Ashwagandha/Reishi • Benefits of Chlorophyll include neutralizing toxins, healing damagedContinue reading “Power Plants: Spooky Adaptogenic Tea + Supernatural Joint Paste”

Power Plants: Triphala For Digestive Health & More

Triphala is a synergistic blend of three plants — Haritaki (nut-like fruit), Bibhitaki (tree fruit) and Amla (gooseberry) — for different powerful remedies, including but definitely not limited to digestive issues. They are each powerful on their own, but as a combination even more so. In passing I read that Haritaki is used for, amongContinue reading “Power Plants: Triphala For Digestive Health & More”

Reality Check: Microorganisms-R-Us

Not that I was totally surprised by this, but I Didn’t find any shampoo and conditioner at the TJ Maxx that passed my personal safety standards for toxins. And these are also to my knowledge the standards of California and Europe. All the products I looked at contain ingredients that I would definitely not wantContinue reading “Reality Check: Microorganisms-R-Us”

The Sunday Investor: Future Vision

In order to experience a sustainable world environment, it’s necessary to promote the free flow of technology, ideas and resources. The most important technology to adopt first on a large scale is that of green electric energy. Far from being a new concept, it requires no further justification. Switching modes of energy should no longerContinue reading “The Sunday Investor: Future Vision”

Natural Home Tooth & Body Spa

Order of events: • Meditation music switch on — https://youtu.be/j-Rofn5wFjs • Bentonite Clay with Water Body & Face Masque — Skin Food! 15 min. ** Rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron, known for purification among many other properties • Rinse / shower • Apply [Flax] Oil on body — doesn’t have toContinue reading “Natural Home Tooth & Body Spa”

Power Plants: Yarrow For Flu + Much More

The common yarrow with distinctive yellow flowers is an extremely valuable edible medicinal plant, so don’t mow it down – collect some or grow some, dry it out or use it fresh. “Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and toContinue reading “Power Plants: Yarrow For Flu + Much More”

Power Plants: BURDOCK — Superfood, All-Purpose Medicinal & Inspiration For Velcro

Somewhat common to Asian cuisine, the root of a burdock plant, or Arctium (meaning “bear”?), provides numerous preventative and remedial benefits as well as being tasty. The many benefits include digestive health and skin condition. You may have encountered one before — they propagate themselves by hooking onto things with the burs the surround theirContinue reading “Power Plants: BURDOCK — Superfood, All-Purpose Medicinal & Inspiration For Velcro”

Boycott / Complete Halt Of The Year: All Animal Testing

This is amazing news and how about just putting a stop to it now, instead of phasing it out. As I’ve been posting, we already have all the remedies that we need at our disposal thanks to planet earth. We also have technology now that doesn’t Rely on brutalistic testing. A ban on animal testingContinue reading “Boycott / Complete Halt Of The Year: All Animal Testing”

Power Plants: Astragalus For Immune System

Astragalus Is a flowering herb used primarily for but not only for immune system support and protection. It’s also been linked to healthy telomeres — Those are the end structures of chromosomes. As I’ve mentioned before I prefer to take herbal supplements and remedies in alcohol-free extract form that’s alcohol free, for rapid absorption andContinue reading “Power Plants: Astragalus For Immune System”

The Royal Rife Healing Frequencies

The Rife Healing frequency list: Click to access BW%2077%20RIFE%20Frequenties.pdf The frequency 727 Hz shows up a lot: Face it — Where is all that money going for These countless cancer charities? It must be going towards fancy facilities that perpetuate the problem or lining pockets because I’ve seen people solve problems without any money atContinue reading “The Royal Rife Healing Frequencies”

4 Majorly Impactful Solutions For Waste Reduction In The USA

Here are 4 major solutions for waste reduction and environmental clean-up in the United States: 1 • Switching to all compostable packaging — Companies include World Centric, GoodStart and Lean Orb 2 • Converting to Green energy systems — There are already numerous options for doing so 3 • Collecting / cleaning up and convertingContinue reading “4 Majorly Impactful Solutions For Waste Reduction In The USA”

Go Green With House Cleaning

• Apple Cider Vinegar • Baking Soda • Hydrogen Peroxide • Dr. Bronner’s Soaps Avoid all those unsavory chemicals with those for 4 useful multi-purpose items. Many products contain unnecessary chemical ingredients and I think it’s important to keep things simple and pay attention to what you’re buying. I do what I can to practiceContinue reading “Go Green With House Cleaning”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 5

Part 5. Environment & Technology Our lives are inextricably linked with our home spaceship Earth, a paradise because the rest of the solar system is somewhat inhospitable — at least to us. Of course, plans and efforts are directed towards terraforming, and deep space travel towards planets such as Proxima B. The beautiful earth isContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 5”

Plant Food Of The Year? Moringa aka Tree Of Life

Thanks to the suggestion from Immortalists Magazine, I have some Moringa tea in my cabinet now. I tried some last night and it’s definitely unique. The leaves produce a slightly thick sort of fatty tea! As you can see the powder / leaves have an impressive even amazing nutrient profile. We’ll see how I feelContinue reading “Plant Food Of The Year? Moringa aka Tree Of Life”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm Part 3

03. Food The next instruction of the Ageless Algorithm is to eat and supplement intentionally. Supplements should be regarded as augmentations and not dependencies. There is a plant for every ailment and attribute. I have a growing collection of botanical extracts on my shelf. For maximum benefit, shelve any illogical skepticism about the fruits ofContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm Part 3”