Evolutionary approach to return to healthPosted: July 20, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: ADHD, biofeedback, circadian rhythm, depression, epilepsy, evolution, neurofeedback 2 Comments
Many illness may be prevented or reversed when we life in harmony with our evolutionary origins such as diet, movement, and circadian rhythm. The focus is to teach skills and not pills; since, many medications have long term negative side affects. By applying behavioral life style changes that supports our evolutionary patterns, we may be able to prevent or even reverse numerous illnesses such as epilepsy, eczema, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, allergies, ADHD, depression, anxiety, cancer, stress related symptoms.
Enjoy the wide ranging lecture presented at the 2012 meeting of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.
A token raise for some JPMorgan Chase employees: Jamie Dimon earns more in three hours that what his employees earn in a whole yearPosted: July 13, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: economics, income inequality Leave a comment
“How can you live with yourself, Jami Dimon, when you earn more in three hours work than what your employees earn in a whole year?”
Today in a remarkable New York Times op-ed, “Why We’re Giving Our Employees a Raise,” by Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, appeared to address the economic inequality. As stated in the op-ed, “Over the next three years, we will raise the minimum pay for 18,000 employees to between $12 and $16.50 an hour for full-time, part-time and new employees, depending on geographic and market factors.
A pay increase is the right thing to do. Wages for many Americans have gone nowhere for too long. Many employees who will receive this increase work as bank tellers and customer service representatives. Above all, it enables more people to begin to share in the rewards of economic growth.”
These words seem to announce a new corporate responsibility and that Wall Street and that the upper 1% have finally recognized that the other 99% are suffering. The facts are different when looking at the actual data. The salary for these 18,000 employees will increase from $10.15 to between $12 and $16.50 an hour, an average increase of 40% to $14.25 per hour over a three year period. Each of these employee works an average of 30 hours a week and their annual salary–assuming that they work 52 weeks a year–will increase from $15,834 to $22,230. This looks like a great raise; however, it does not even cover the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in San Francisco at $3500 per month ($42,000 per year) or in New York at $2700 per month ($32,400 per year). Although it will cover the rent for a one bedroom apartment in Chicago at $1757 per month ($21,084 per year). It would leave $146 for all other expenses incurred during the year.
Although 18,000 employees is a large number, it is only a small percentage of the bank’s 235,000 employees. Do most of the others employees continue to work for poverty wages?
The actual cost to JPMorgan and Chase for this gracious socially responsible raise is slightly more than 115 million dollars ($115,128,000) per year). It will reduce JPMorgan and Chase 24.44 billion dollar profit for 2015 by less than 0.5%. Yes, you read it correctly, the profit last year was 24.4 billion dollars.
All of a sudden, it is not such a generous offer especially since Jamie Dimon received a 35% raise this year–an increase from $20 million to $27 million dollars. This means his annual pay is more than 1200 times that of these lucky employees who will receive a raise. This means he earns in less than three hours what these employee slave for during the whole year. That is obscene!
Thus, do not be taken in by Jamie Dimon’s caring and humanistic op-ed. See it as it is, a self-serving corporate gesture that obscures the actual transfer of wealth from the employees to the top 1%.
Watch “Wi-fried” and implement the precautionary principle*Posted: July 5, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: brain cancer, cellphones, health, microwaves, precautionary principle, wireless Leave a comment
The exponential increase in environmental exposure to electromagnetic radiation (microwaves) from wireless devices and Wi-Fi (e.g., routers, smartphones, tablets and any device that uses wireless connections) will probably cause harm. From an evolutionary perspective, this is the first time in human history that we are continuously bombarded by massive increases in microwave radiation–a totally new experience for our body. It is not be surprising that wireless radiation could increase the risk of cancer (Davis, 2010; Knudson, 2016). Why wait 30 plus years until the definitive studies have been completed. Use the precautionary principle and assume that microwave radiation is harmful until proven otherwise.
Watch the superb Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) program. “Wi-Fried,” by Dr. Maryanne Demasi, the presenter and producer of this documentary who investigated whether wireless devices and Wi-Fi could be harmful to health. She has a doctorate in medical research and worked for a decade as a researcher at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Instead of being applauded for her courage in airing this controversial issue, she was suspended from on-air broadcasts and the program was removed from the ABC website.
This action to stifle debate appears to be a repeat of the tobacco industry techniques smear campaign which began in the 1950s. At that time the tobacco industry claimed there was not enough evidence to show that smoking was a risk factor for health (Brandt, 2012). To protect tobacco’s profits, the industry supported many researchers and journalists to disparage and discredit ethical scientists and journalists who researched and reported on the health risks of smoking. Make up your own mind and watch the unofficial version of the now deleted 29-minute documentary,”Wi-Fried,” It has been posted on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/155864822).
Brandt, A. M. (2012). Inventing conflicts of interest: a history of tobacco industry tactics. American journal of public health, 102(1), 63-71.
Davis, D. (2010). Disconnect: The truth about cell phone radiation, what the industry is doing to hide it, and how to protect your family. Penguin.
Knutson, R. (2016). Debate Rekindled Over Health Risks From Cellphone Use, Wall Street Journal. July 6, 2016. http://www.wsj.com/articles/debate-renews-over-health-risks-from-cellphone-use-1467829289?mg=id-wsj
*I thank Dr. Joel Joel M. Moskowitz for sharing this information. Website: http://www.saferemr.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SaferEMR
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