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originally posted by: dr1234
originally posted by: TrueAmerican
originally posted by: vonclod
Well if it is, but yet it affects you in a positive way, then who CARES what it's called. I don't.
Well you should, because there are a lot cheaper and safer ways to experience the placebo effect than injecting yourself with "miracle bacteria".
Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University
Here's his faculty page at the University
Here's the papers he's written (doesn't have any on longevity)
Not much there on gerontology. Side interest? Yes, but the things he's tweeting on his Twitter account show that he's no microbiologist.
And did anyone check his statement about the Yakut people?
The permafrost is thawing, and I guess these bacteria get into the environment, into the water, so the local population, the Yakut people, in fact, for a long time are getting these cells with water, and even seem to live longer than some other nations. So there was no danger for me.”
Turns out their average age at death is 69 years old - so I don't know what other nations he's comparing them to.
He's a nice man and an enthusiastic guy and he's doing some amazing work on the permafrost.
But he doesn't know much about mortality statistics and as others have said, his claim of "two years without the flu" is overshadowed by a lot of us. I'm about his age, work around kids all the time, and haven't had the flu in ten... eleven years.
originally posted by: fencesitter85
What a load of speculative baseless balls.
originally posted by: Balzar007
I remember when this article first came out and thought it was very interesting. I research many self-health options as I feel the the establishment is geared towards profiting rather than healing and would totally be wiling to experiment with this bacterium.
"So I bit the bullet, spent a bit of money, not that much really, and to my amazement, it really did have an effect"
Curious, were you referring to using this bacteria or some other self healing protocol. I would like to know if this is something I already know about so shoot me a PM if you would as well! =)
"Truth is stranger than fiction!"
originally posted by: misnomer68
Well, I'm not sure about eternal life, but he may be on to something.
Phage therapy is common in Russia, Georgia and Poland and uses bacteria found in sewage and effluent water. It has been used since WW2 by the Soviets to treat soldiers with dysentry and other bacterial diseases. It is specific in it's target, so it doesn't kill bacteria your body needs.
The western world has been hooked on antibiotics instead and has not embraces phage therapy. Unfortunately, the overusage of antibiotics (which kill good and bad bacteria indiscriminately) has brought about many antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
psilocybin is a partner in life. It heals dumb.
originally posted by: becomingaware
Well, Penicillin is derived from bacteria, a fungus. Mycelium is the largest living organism is the world and when certain strains flower they demonstrate a lot of benefits not normally accepted in western medicine.
Psilocybe cubensis is being studied more in depth currently to alleviate depression and anxiety, when a lot of us have known its benefits for a while now.
Some believe that "Mana", mentioned in many ancient cultures is actually a mushroom. Mycology is a hobby of mine but I don't have any background in it, just a general belief that nature provides us with everything we need to live a better life.