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January 19, 2017

Leberkäse:The Food of Bavarian Royalty

Filed under: Food, Germany, Health, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:19 am

leberkaese liver cheese, German foodI found an interesting article about this German food that you can read here.

Apparently it tastes almost exactly like spam.

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Despite my curiosity, I wasn’t feeling confident about ordering the mystery meat so  J.P. (my German husband) offered to order it so that I could try a bite.  When it came out, I told my German companions that I thought it resembled SPAM which was met with blank stares.  “You know the meat that comes out of a can that’s really cheap and popular with university students.”  From the scowls on their faces it was clear that my unflattering comparison of Leberkäse to canned meat wasn’t appreciated.

I cautiously tasted a small bite – yep it tasted exactly like warm SPAM. Warning, if you feel the same way, you might want to keep your comments to yourself, or try one of the German dishes that is actually really good.

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October 4, 2016

here’s the deal on the new memory enhancing drug Prevagen

Filed under: Health, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:49 am

You can read about the new drug, called Prevagen, at http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/prevagen-memory-supplement-risks/2016/07/06/id/737395/

I have been watching the TV ads for Prevagen, which is claimed to improve “short term memory”.

A few days ago, my son bought me a bottle of Prevagen pills, and I tried them. After taking only one of these pills, I was able to recall the names of every President of the USA, starting with Obama and going back to Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was the president in 1933, the year that I was born. I was able to rattle off these names without missing a beat. It was a miracle!

I was overjoyed. My memory had been restored. The next day, I had trouble remembering my own name.

What the ads don’t tell you is that you must keep on taking these pills because they only improve your memory for one day; the next day, you must take another pill.

IOW, you are now hooked on a drug that costs $40 for one small bottle.  Who knows what will happen to you if you keep on taking these pills!

Fortunately, my memory has not been wiped out completely, but I am glad that I threw these pills into the trash after only two days.

The only use for these pills, that I would suggest is that the pills could be used by students who are taking an exam and they need to remember what they have read the night before.

In my younger days, I had an eidetic memory, which means that I could literally remember whole pages in books.  I could see the pages in my mind’s eye. That is gone now, and I have some problems with my memory.

July 30, 2016

an oldie but goody – how to tell if you are having a stroke

Filed under: Health — Tags: — furtherglory @ 11:46 am

A blog post that I wrote 5 years ago is now getting a lot of hits, and I don’t know why.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/how-to-tell-if-you-are-having-a-stroke/

One of the regular readers of my blog has been MIA for several weeks now. I suspect that he may have had a stroke, or maybe his doctors have warned him not to participate in blog discussions that might upset him to the point of causing him to have a stroke.

I had a mild stroke several years ago, but I have recovered completely.

July 19, 2016

What is inside the Auschwitz building that has the windows blocked with black wooden covers?

Filed under: Germany, Health, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:32 am
Trudeau hugs Holocaust survivor Nate Leipciger during their visit to the site of former German Nazi concentration camp. (Photo: EPA/CP)

Justin Trudeau hugs Holocaust survivor Nate Leipciger during their visit to the site of former German Nazi concentration camp. (Photo: EPA/CP)

The photo above was taken recently in the Auschwitz main camp. It shows a building that has the windows blocked out.

I took a photo of this building on one of my trips to Auschwitz; my photo is shown below.

My photo of Auschwitz building with windows blocked out

My photo of Auschwitz building with the windows blocked out

Why is no one allowed to see what is inside this building? Why can’t we, at least, peek through the windows?

When Soviet troops arrived to liberate the prisoners at Auschwitz, they took a photo which showed that there was nothing covering the windows. The windows were blocked later by someone, who did not want us to know what really happened in this building.

My theory is that this is the building where Dr. Joseph Mengele did research on the diseases and medical conditions that were suffered by Jewish prisoners.

The Holocaust myth is that Dr. Mengele selected prisoners for the gas chambers. My theory is that Dr. Mengele did operations on the Jews who suffered from inherited conditions and diseases, as he tried to cure them.

My photo shows the blocked windows on the left

My photo shows the blocked windows on the left side of the courtyard

In the center of my photo above, you can see tourists standing in front of the famous black wall where prisoners were shot, after being convicted in a trial.

The black where prisoner were shot

The black wall where prisoner were shot

July 1, 2016

misuse of photos in news stories…

Filed under: Health, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 10:47 am

For years, I have been complaining about the misuse of photos in news articles about the Holocaust.

Gypsy children suffering from Noma

Gypsy children at Auschwitz-Birkenau who were suffering from a disease called Noma

This morning I read a news article which showed this photo. For some reason, I can no longer find the link to the article. Maybe this news story has already been taken down.

For years, the photo above has been claimed, by the Jews, to be Jewish children who had been tortured by the Nazis.  Actually, this is a photo of Gypsy children who are suffering from a disease called Noma.  Dr. Josef Mengele was studying these children, in hopes of finding a cure for this disease.

 

 

June 25, 2016

a couple of oldies, but goodies…

Filed under: Health — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 12:06 pm

Every morning, I check my blog stats to see what people have been reading.

I have found that there is a renewed interest in two of my very first blog posts.

When I first started blogging, I had many categories, but my blog gradually became a Holocaust blog because that was the subject that got the most hits. Recently I have learned that two of my very old blog posts have been getting lots of hits, but I don’t know why this is happening.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/how-to-tell-if-you-are-having-a-stroke/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/how-to-make-chinese-turtle-soup-for-medicinal-purposes/

If you can’t stand the thought of making turtle soup yourself, you can ask a Chinese TCM doctor to recommend someone who will make it for you — for a price, of course.

You must buy your soup turtle from a Chinese store, and you must start with a live turtle. The turtles that are used to make soup are different than other turtles.

May 18, 2016

Is there any similarity between Nazi Germany and America today?

Filed under: Germany, Health — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 6:49 am
Hitler gives the Nazi salute

Hitler & Rudolf Hess giving Nazi salute

The Nazis were the worst, the worst Jerry, the worst! How could anyone even think that there is any similarity between Nazi Germany and America today?

I am commenting on a news article which you can read in full at

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/57132-10-stunning-parallels-between-the-united-states-and-nazi-germany

The following quote is from the news article:

10 Stunning Parallels Between the United States and Nazi Germany

[…]

5. Obamacare

Would it surprise you to learn that the Nazis had their own version of Obamacare? The following is some more eyewitness testimony from Kitty Werthmann:

“Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna. After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.

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Mussolini and Hitler

Mussolini and Hitler

Hitler had no fear of riding in an open car through a huge crowd of people in Nazi Germany.

The following quote is also from the news article:

2. Socialism

The Nazis were hardcore socialists, and they were very proud of this fact. For example, National Socialist theologian Gregor Strasser once made the following statement:

We National Socialists are enemies, deadly enemies, of the present capitalist system with its exploitation of the economically weak … and we are resolved under all circumstances to destroy this system.

Unfortunately, the United States is rapidly moving in a similar direction. An avowed socialist, Bernie Sanders, is wildly popular with Democrats, and more than half of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 now say that they reject capitalism.

3. Free Stuff

Just like Bernie Sanders wants to do, the Nazis gave out lots and lots of free stuff. Kitty Werthmann was a child living a peaceful life in Austria when Hitler took over her nation, and I will be quoting her extensively for the rest of this article. She says that once the Nazis took control in Austria, they started handing out lots of freebies:

Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.

End quote for the news article, cited above

January 27, 2016

Can a person get Schizophrenia from being in a concentration camp as a child?

Filed under: Health, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 1:50 pm

Today I read a news article at http://www.timesofisrael.com/holocaust-toddlers-nearly-twice-as-likely-to-develop-schizophrenia/

The news article, cited above, claims the following:

“Holocaust toddlers nearly twice as likely to develop schizophrenia”

This quote is from the start of the article:

While Holocaust survivors in general are 27% more likely to develop the disability than their non-survivor peers, those who were in their mothers’ wombs during World War ll and experienced Holocaust horrors after the age of two were 41% more likely to exhibit the disorder.

I looked up this subject and found this information online:

Heredity and the Genetics of Schizophrenia

Family statistics
As can be seen from the graph below schizophrenia definitely has a very significant genetic component. Those who have a third degree relative with schizophrenia are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia as those in the general population. Those with a second degree relative have a several-fold higher incidence of schizophrenia than the general population, and first degree relatives have an incidence of schizophrenia an order of magnitude higher than the general populace. Following are two images that summarize the average risks for developing schizophrenia for different groups of people. (The statistics in the two images vary slightly due to inclusion of different study data).

schizophrenia.risks

So it seems that Jews have a high risk of inheriting mental diseases. Who knew?

 

November 18, 2015

Why didn’t Germany use DDT to kill the lice that spreads typhus?

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Health — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:04 am

There were thousands of deaths, from typhus, in the German concentration camps because the Nazis refused to use DDT to kill the lice that spread typhus.  Bad Nazis!

American soldier sprays a Dachau inmate with DDT

American soldier sprays a Dachau inmate with DDT after Dachau was liberated

Dachau was “liberated” by American troops on April 29, 1945 after the camp had been turned over to them under a white flag of truce. The man who had surrendered the camp was immediately killed, but that’s another story.

Sick prisoners in the typhus ward at Dachau

Sick prisoners in the typhus ward at Dachau

On 2 May 1945, the 116th Evacuation Hospital arrived at Dachau and set up operations. According to a report made on 20 May 1945, there were 140 prisoners dying each day in the camp; the principle causes of death were starvation, tuberculosis, typhus and dysentery. There were 4,000 prisoners in the prison hospital and an unknown number of sick prisoners in the barracks who had been receiving no medical attention.

Reporters view the bodies of Dachau prisoners who had died after the camp was liberated

Reporters view the bodies of Dachau prisoners who had died after the camp was liberated

There were 18 one-story wooden SS barrack buildings in the Dachau army garrison which were converted into hospital wards. The medical personnel were housed in the SS administration building. A Typhus Commission arrived and began vaccinating all medical personnel and the prisoners. There was a daily dusting of DDT to kill the lice which spreads typhus.

Dachau prisoners being tested for typhus before they could leave the camp

Dachau prisoners being tested for typhus before they could leave the camp

On 3 May 1945, the sick prisoners were brought to the hospital wards. They were bathed, dusted with DDT powder and given clean pajamas to wear; their old prison clothes were burned.

By July 1945, the typhus epidemic in the Dachau concentration camp had been brought under control by the US Army doctors, and all the prisoners had either been released or moved to a Displaced Persons camp at Landsberg. The photograph immediately above shows former inmates being tested for typhus before being allowed to leave.

This quote from Wikipedia explains why DDT is harmful and is no longer used.

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In 1962, the book Silent Spring by American biologist Rachel Carson was published. It cataloged the environmental impacts of indiscriminate DDT spraying in the United States and questioned the logic of releasing large amounts of potentially dangerous chemicals into the environment without a sufficient understanding of their effects on ecology or human health. The book claimed that DDT and other pesticides had been shown to cause cancer and that their agricultural use was a threat to wildlife, particularly birds. Its publication was a seminal event for the environmental movement and resulted in a large public outcry that eventually led, in 1972, to a ban on the agricultural use of DDT in the United States.[10] A worldwide ban on its agricultural use was later formalized under the Stockholm Convention, but its limited use in disease vector control continues to this day and remains controversial,[11][12] because of its effectiveness in reducing deaths due to malaria, which is countered by environmental and health concerns.

Along with the passage of the Endangered Species Act, the US ban on DDT is cited by scientists as a major factor in the comeback of the bald eagle (the national bird of the United States) and the peregrine falcon from near-extirpation in the contiguous United States.[13][14]

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January 3, 2015

Can ginger root really cure Alzheimer’s disease?

Filed under: Health — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:00 am

I was completely flabbergasted when I read on this website that ginger root “is a natural remedy for Alzheimer’s disease.”  I have always thought that Alzheimer’s disease was incurable.

I don’t think that I have Alzheimer’s — yet, but my memory is not what it used to be.   I have never left my keys in the refrigerator, as shown on a TV ad about Alzheimer’s.

Glen Campbell is a famous person, who is making people aware of Alzheimer’s  disease.  You can read about him in this news story: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/movies/glen-campbell-on-the-road-with-alzheimers-in-ill-be-me.html

If there are some young whippersnappers out there, who are reading this, and don’t know who Glen Campbell is, you can listen to some of his famous recordings on YouTube.

http://www.last.fm/music/Glen+Campbell

 

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