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7 ETHICAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT HUMANITY AND OTHER LIFEFORMS!!!

Should animals other than humans be given rights?

For the survival of future generations and a healthy environment it might be wise not to reduce the size of wilderness and it is smart to even expand it. Wilderness may become a life saving healthy source of food when technology irresponsibly destroys the health of domesticated animals and plants used as a food source.

Factory farming of domesticated animals should probably be outlawed as cruel and unusual punishment for animals because it causes pain and suffering which is not advisable to introduce into the food chain. Factory farming is unhealthy in the long run because disease and genetically unfavorable mutations are introduced needing antibiotics and other artificial chemicals to maintain health. All these disadvantages are passed on to the humans and pets consuming the food which can be disastrous for overall health in the long duration.

Should we edit our children’s genomes?

If a fetus has a debilitating disease such as Down’s syndrome an abortion of the fetus is the best and most efficient response which prevents the unnecessary burden on the family and society if the parents can’t afford the cost of maintaining an undesirable mutant.

Enhancing a child’s ability with genes that improve memory or intelligence in general, improve the health of the child, and improve physical coordination or looks in general should be conditionally permitted. Since the long duration potential bad effects of gene manipulation are unknown it may be wise for the prospective parents to have to set up an escrow account of a million dollars or more in case the gene alteration results in mental or physical handicaps later in life. Society should not be burdened with genetic mutants which can potentially need monetary support from society if the parents can’t afford to fully pay for the genetic mistakes which they choose unwittingly.

Should we make everyone “normal”?

Chemicals in pill form and genetic alteration can make someone less aggressive, more empathetic, and less dominant and more forgiving.

Pills are already given to aggressive violent criminals in jail and many psychoactive pills prescribed by psychotherapists also make someone less aggressive and more docile. The real question is whether the government should force everyone to medicate themselves so that they are not so aggressive. If done this could result in a docile society unable to rebel against an unjust government and tyranny would become almost absolute on into the foreseeable future.

If individual parents make a choice to have genetically more docile empathetic children then if they can afford it they should be given the right to do so. Eugenics carried out to an extreme by the government was a disaster in Nazi Germany so I don’t think it is a good idea to make offspring more docile or more superior with a government mandate for all.

I don’t like the equality mindset of “normal” to begin with because it stirs up visions of cloned normal humans all looking alike and behaving the same. One of the great strengths of humans is that there is so much genetic diversity which makes humans less vulnerable to total destruction by contagious terminal diseases and makes life interesting with varied looks, varied personalities, and varied abilities in humans. The world would be a very boring place if everyone in the world was “normal”, whatever that really means.

Should we abandon privacy online?

In an age when international drug dealers and criminals frequent the internet it is logical to police the internet for these illegal fraud and scam artists to the maximum. If that means losing your personal internet privacy is the cost then so be it. If you are afraid that your posted illegal drug habits, alcoholism problems, promiscuity, profanity, immorality, thievery, verbal abuse, health problems, etc. will cause future employment problems or insurance rate increases then it will be a just punishment for your transgressions.

If you are leading an illegal life then you should be smart enough not to post your activities on the internet in the first place. I sort of foresee a time when every law abiding citizen will be vetted before they have internet rights in the first place. There is far too much fake information and fake news on the internet today which needs a remedy soon or the internet will become pure insecure chaos.

If you are rich and in positions of authority then you will have or can afford a relatively secure encryption to communicate relatively sensitive corporate and personal information which will not be as vulnerable to criminal observation or theft. For the common human, let’s face it, there is no information which they possess which will be a violation of national security so what they post is their responsibility and they should post responsibly.

Will this make you vulnerable to ruthless advertising ad intrusions into your life? Probably yes, but with time there will be web services which will minimize your exposure to ruthless ads from retailers and other service providers.

If you want to keep secrets then don’t post them on the internet in the first place!

Should we give robots the right to kill?

If you phrase this question into should robots be given the right to kill, maim, or incapacitate humans then the question is really what kind of humans and under what conditions? It is entirely possible that robots could replace swat teams to some extent and non lethally maim or incapacitate all the armed criminal gang members in a hideout.

Where there is a question of kidnappers holding innocent hostages but the identity of the kidnappers is known a robot may be used to save as many hostages as possible and maim or incapacitate the armed kidnappers, preferably with non lethal means.

Robot soldiers going after known terrorists or armed enemy military humans in a secluded jungle or well protected areas is also a valid possibility.

Yes, there is also the possibility of armed police officer robots chasing and apprehending fleeing criminals in a non lethal way. As long as these police officers were not given lethal arms then I would be in favor of it.

Finally robots could be used to kill or harvest invasive animal and plant species in the wilderness with surgical accuracy and probably more efficiently than human hunters and harvesters.

Yes, intelligent robots could be programmed to confront most armed criminals and enemy military soldiers but not in all situations and the right to actually kill but not maim or incapacitate a human should be postponed to very far into the future when robots will be considered to be intelligent and moral enough.

Should we let synthetic lifeforms loose?

It is now possible to genetically engineer microbes and animals and the question is should these new forms be let into the wild or environment? With microbes you could probably say that genetically engineering deadly or contagious strains like e coli bacteria, etc. could have devastating eventual effects on human populations if they were to be released into the environment. Even genetically modified fish released into the oceans could have bad serious long duration impacts such as mass displacement or destruction of natural species.

Genetically modified corn or GMO’s have already polluted organic farmlands and the wilderness could similarly be polluted with other GMO plant life displacing indigenous populations.

Human long duration health is the primary issue and if microbe, animal, or plant life can potentially harm human health then synthetic lifeforms are a serious danger and steps should be taken to ensure that they are not released into the environment.

As a general precaution all genetically modified food for human or domesticated animal consumption should be labeled as such so humans have a right to choose between an organic version and a genetically modified one. I doubt that the US has the wisdom or balls to pass such legislation due to big agribusiness political clout but it is a vital step to ensure the long duration health of the human population worldwide.

Should there be population control?

Western promiscuity, robotization, income inequality, and a relatively easy life are ensuring the destruction of family life and severe reduction in the population. Poverty in third world countries is controlling population to some extent but perhaps birth control measures should be propagandized more and serious attempts at world population control should be made.

The earth has finite resources which pollute the more that they are utilized, so human population growth should definitely be curtailed and any reduction in human population anywhere is a good thing for the planet in the long duration.

Conclusion:

Genetic manipulation is a strong scientific tool to use for good or bad purposes. Theoretically whatever can be used for good can also be used for bad purposes so the future will be plagued with bad uses also. In the long duration, most of humanity will probably survive the bad effects but the environment could potentially be very adversely affected.

If humanity does not survive in the long duration then it may not be such a bad thing because the other remaining lifeforms on earth will be liberated from human intrusion and pollution. Nature is a deceptive and ruthless predator and if humans go too far in their genetic manipulation and pollution they will be punished with death in one form or another.

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BIOETHICS AND MORALITY!!!

I am suggesting that biological enhancements or genetic deviations from the norm will only perhaps have long duration effects on human morality which is fundamentally learned and not inborn. Whether you are healthy, attractive, smart, and intelligent or unhealthy, repulsive, and rather ignorant your morality should basically be the same. In nonemergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder.

 

Some have argued that genetic enhancements could potentially lead to an elite ruling class of gifted individuals who will rule over humans from generation to generation- a genetic aristocracy. Concepts such as humility and a genetic reproductive indeterminacy will no longer exist or be tolerated. The rich and talented will get even richer and more talented and the rest will merely be looked upon as indentured servants or slaves.

 

Today we have the rich and not so talented ruling over us and the results are not very pretty. Wilderness and wildlife is being destroyed at an alarming rate as most humans in this world are little less than consuming, eating, and reproducing machines polluting the environment and contributing very little to the actual progress of humanity and creative achievement. History repeats itself because the basic genetic material is the same for humans and every generation is born with violent, destructive, irresponsible, selfish tendencies which have to be civilized in some way to avoid utter chaos and social disintegration.

 

Yes, theoretically you could conceivably breed less violent, less destructive, less irresponsible, and less selfish humans but realistically the more violent, more destructive, more irresponsible, and more selfish would probably rule over the more peaceful humans anyway in the long duration.

 

Artificial intelligent machines or AI, robots, and computer software is even beginning to dwarf the intelligent capacity of genius humans so we really should be keeping pace genetically so that machines don’t become too smart for humans to be able to handle or live in symbiosis with. Yes, most humans are lousy parents and not very smart so machines or robots of the future will probably take over most of the parenting tasks and raise offspring to function morally in the world of the future.

 

That said let us briefly investigate the short and long duration potential of genetic human enhancement. Human genetic enhancement is really an experiment which can go terribly wrong. Enhance a human with better looks, more strength, taller height, certain hair, eye, and skin color and the results may be very unhealthy humans with debilitating diseases, shorter lifespans, skeletal abnormalities, allergies, and mental defects.

 

Judging by human breeding of animals such as cats, dogs, and livestock based on such minimal criteria as looks, speed, size, and fat content there have been a lot of new varieties created with terrible health problems such as urinary, breeding, and skeletal abnormalities which make them undesirable in the long duration.

 

Animal breeding is mostly a disaster in the long duration so it seems that human genetic selections will also be plagued with health problems. Perhaps one way to insure human genetic experiments from going bad and costing society an arm and a leg for maintenance would be to have to set up a monetary escrow of about a million dollars or so to take care of human genetic health abnormalities.

 

To genetically modify humans for strength, such as weight lifters, speed, such as runners, and height, such as basketball players and high jumpers, it seems that they would have a huge advantage over naturally conceived humans and some may consider this an unfair advantage. I don’t. You could probably divide up humans into genetically enhanced ones and those naturally born. The genetically enhanced ones could be something like a super freak show of human extremes. But once again an obscenely muscular weight lifter would probably not be very healthy in the long duration and would die a premature death.

 

Human genetic selection based on looks could result in a large percentage of the population looking like attractive celebrities but frankly once there was an abundance of good looking humans then they could become rather boring to look at, especially if they were celebrity clones.

 

Enhancing intelligence is more problematic unless you are talking about cloning genius humans. There are so many geniuses who are socially dysfunctional and stick out like sore thumbs in society. In society where tribalism and the herd instinct is so dominant I sincerely wonder whether a society of geniuses would be able to function and interact with normal or common human beings without living a life of effete isolated snobbism.

 

Conclusion:

 

In the short duration the problem of genetic enhancement is not a moral one but it is a serious health question. There is no guarantee that a genetic enhancement will be healthy in the long duration so some insurance measures will have to be instituted with laws pertaining to genetic enhancements.

 

In the long duration genetic enhancement may lead to specialized humans very good at intellectual pursuits and/or sports activities. Whether genetic manipulation will lead to an elite ruling class is debatable but if it does then we will have a worldwide aristocracy which will rule into the distant future. Democracy is slowly dying almost everywhere so it seems that a genetic aristocracy will continue to rule the earth on into the distant future as it does today to some extent already.

 

What we need most in this world is a universal secular moral code taught to all impressionable young minds so that offspring are indoctrinated with moral behavior or how to interact relatively peacefully with other humans, even worldwide. All the genetic enhancement in the world will not help humanity if we ignore a necessary moral upbringing for all. Yes, a consensus will be necessary because morality currently differs from culture to culture worldwide. More important than genetic enhancement is a secular morality which almost anyone can agree with anywhere in the world. Mission impossible? I hope not because our future survival depends on it.

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THE SCIENCE OF PARENTING!!!

This is a brief summary of the edX course Scientific Parenting by Dr. David Barnes at the University of California at San Diego. I learned a lot about the current psychological research into parenting done worldwide. I enjoyed the scientific analysis of the research but for most I would just recommend that you audit the course for free and just watch the outstanding video presentations of the material which is comprehensible to the average layman and a joy to watch an excursion into very intelligent easily understood presentations.

The most impactful knowledge about psychological parenting research is that almost all the studies are correlational and that means that there are no provable cause effect relationships in this research. The result has been much controversy which suggests that the correlation between two variables A and B may in fact be incomplete and that variable C or D may in fact be better correlated with the gathered information from questionnaires.

Several myths were debunked and one of them was that bilingual students or children are in some way better at learning and smarter than monolingual children.

Another myth was that autism is caused by vaccines. Follow up scientific evidence simply does not support this. Still further the original source of the popularized myth article turned out to be Wakefield who had a very small sample in his testing and it turned out that he had a financial interest tied to the conclusions in his later debunked research paper.

Yet another myth was debunked and that is that learning to play a musical instrument increases your learning ability in academic areas which just isn’t so and is a false assumption.

Another myth that was based on unprovable research conclusions was that a sense of basic morality is innate or inborn in young children and that they inherently prefer humans with good over those with bad behaviors.

Another myth that was debunked was that there are unique learning styles which students primarily use to learn things such as visual, auditory, and verbal styles of learning. It was shown that there are no unique learning styles and that most learning is a combination of visual, verbal, and even auditory cues so no one unique style actually exists that is used to learn with.

There is another myth that accelerated learning, advanced placement, or grade skipping leads to students who are socially or relationship handicapped. While there are some exceptions which are evidence for social maladjustment the vast majority of gifted students are not socially handicapped in any significant way.

What I learned was that ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the increase in the US population largely because psychiatry has tried to officially label it as a disorder in the DSM-5 psychiatric handbook. The handbook has assigned symptoms to it which are now being very subjectively used to diagnose and treat children who show discipline, hyperactivity, and inability to concentrate problems in school. The result has been a precipitous increase in diagnosis of ADHD in children followed by what I think is an unethical medication of these students with pills that alter the brain chemistry often with adverse long duration side effects. Some states only insure diagnosed ADHD students so just like the psychiatric profession there is a money incentive to label someone as ADHD which is theoretically now a mental illness even though other societies in the world do not have such high rates of ADHD.

What I also discovered was that the Nature vs. Nurture or Genetics vs. Environment debate is still unresolved in much parenting research and there is some debate as to whether genetic inheritance from parents or environmental factors play a larger role in parenting success in specific areas of parenting which are discussed or investigated. For example in studies of aggression in children there is some debate as to whether aggression is primarily a function of the environment such as the kind of discipline, peer role models, financial poverty, etc. or is it primarily inherited parental genes with a tendency towards aggression compounded by aggressive parents as role models?

I really liked the course Scientific Parenting and would highly recommend it to present and future parents.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 727!!!

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10 PSYCHOLOGICAL MYTHS AND THE REALITY!!!

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Ben Ambridge debunks 10 psychological myths in this ted.com video and the most important ones are about false beliefs about significant male vs. female ability strengths. Enjoy!!!

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THE TRUTH ABOUT AGGRESSION***

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Aggression: n. pursuing a goal(s) forcefully and/or threateningly which may include (body contact and/or violence) and/or a ((verbal threat(s) and/or verbal attack(s)) and/or physical attack(s))

Aggressiveness is part of human nature and many young offspring get into physical fights with siblings and other offspring and some even become bully problems for others. Society tries to channel aggression into less harmful pursuits such as wrestling, boxing, football, violent video games, and non-violent competition which minimizes the potential violence and harm which one human can do to another.

Despite acceptable forms of social aggression there are abusive families and considerable criminal violence which is always a part of society.

There is much verbal aggression which exists and human confrontations which result in combative arguments with each side trying to win with their point of view. Verbal aggression can be pretty nasty with harsh criticism, put downs, ridicule, name calling, and sometimes threats which imply physical harm such as “I will kill you!”

The struggle for dominance is part of animal behavior and human nature also has an abundance of it and ways of expressing it have acceptable social norms. Aggression causes fear and can result in passive compliance or a desire to retaliate immediately or at some point in the future.

Aggressive nations are feared just like aggressive humans but there is frequently the desire to retaliate rather than to passively submit.

Tyrants use aggression to make the ruled passively submit and are also more prone to extend their aggression beyond their borders because successful aggression at home tempts them to practice aggression abroad.

There is no one gene for aggression and we all have the potential for aggressive behavior. Some have a genetic makeup with more aggressive potential than others and are more predisposed to practice aggression in their lives.

Are males frequently more aggressive than females? Yes, because historically males have been stronger physically and dominated society with physical force more than mental force of persuasion. There are some pretty aggressive females in western societies but few choose to lead violent gangs and tyrant nations. Women’s liberation is really an attempt to escape the historical oppression which they have experienced and are continuing to experience under dominant male aggressiveness.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT REPRODUCTION

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In nature the healthy, smart, dominant males reproduce more successfully for the benefit of future generations. In western stupid culture the unhealthy, uneducated, and financially poor reproduce in greater numbers to the detriment of future generations. Healthy responsible reproductive family units are becoming scarce as more and more households are headed by unwed mothers with offspring supported by a government daddy.

Nature has just reproductive standards and western society has no reproductive standards which should be enforced for the benefit of future generations.  Destroy the necessity for a healthy financially responsible family unit in society and you destroy a morally sound society with cohesive bonding human relationships between the sexes.

Historically reproduction has gone hand in hand with financial responsibility for the family unit. It is time to reinstate a functional connection between money and the right to reproduce. Restricting reproduction to one offspring for the poor or those on welfare would be a step in the right direction since the urge to reproduce is almost universal in females and they will reproduce even if it is against the law.

Reproduction against the law should punish women to live in congested quarters without additional financial support for more than one added offspring. In effect, remove the financial incentive to reproduce. The more offspring, the greater the financial poverty.

My evergreen truth books CHANGES IN WELFARE LAWS and EDUCATION REFORM  show how the system can be changed so that reproduction is just and responsible financially and those who put in the time, energy, effort, and achievement get rewarded with reproductive success if they want it.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GENETICS

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Genetics is proving over and over again that humans are very different with many inborn traits which are beneficial or a great handicap in life. Some are born predisposed to illness, some are born not that attractive, and others are born with mediocre memories which make it hard to learn new information and get a better education.

Society has developed big myths trying to make everyone feel good about themselves and creating a false sense of equality and hope in many. Social deceptions abound with claims that if you just work very hard then you can become anything that you want in society. The truth is that almost always only those with very good memories, good families, athletic talent, and frequently financial backing can reach celebrity status or compete successfully in this world.

The rest of us unfortunately must content ourselves with mediocrity and offspring who are just as handicapped as us and may never achieve a better life than our own.

Yes, there are many exceptions to the general principle that you will be just as successful as your parents but statistically the odds of you making it big in this world are against you.

To be happy and content with your life it is important for you to realistically assess your abilities and realize your mental and physical limitations. Failing to do so you will become a premature burnout casualty or have so many failures in your life that you will begin to resort to escape behavior such as addictions to alcohol and drugs.

Society and genetics is unfair or unjust so learn to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses but don’t get delusional and forget to accurately evaluate and judge your mental and physical limitations.

If being delusional makes you happy then of course continue with your delusions and work hard trying to achieve them. I am a delusional blogger so you have lots of company if you think that you can achieve greatness or something good through blogging. I am also the victim of social brainwashing and there are some delusions which I will carry to my grave because they make me feel happier than facing stark reality and doing nothing further with my life!!!!!!

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THE TRUTH ABOUT HEALTH

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Your genetics, the kind of food and drink which you consume, the kind of job that you have, the drugs which you use habitually are all responsible for how healthy you are or will be in life.

Some humans are born unhealthy with allergies, inherited illnesses such as systic fibrosis and sclerosis, and bad immune systems. You can’t cure inherited illnesses but sometimes can mask some of the symptoms with drugs.

Longevity is also primarily genetically based because you can find few humans who smoke, drink alcohol, and abuse their health in other ways and still live to be 90. Others don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, eat a normal diet and die at 40 from a heart attack or cancer and have family members who also die young.

The kind of food which you eat also determines to a large extent how long you will live. 100 years ago few humans died of heart attacks or cancer but succumbed to other illnesses. Today more die of heart attacks and cancer and different processed food, drink, and the additives and pollutants which come with it are the major causes of ill health.

The kind of job which you have also has a great impact on your health. Joint wear and tear, on the job pollution, job injuries, and a sedentary job can all have bad effects on your health and longevity.

Finally addictions to prescription synthetic drugs, smoking, drug and alcohol abuse can all ruin your health eventually and even cause sudden death with overdoses.

CONCLUSION:

Your genes, what you eat, the drugs which you habitually take, the exercise that you get, and accidents all determine how healthy you will be and how long you live. If you feel helpless and don’t know what to do then eat as much certified organic food as possible, don’t use synthetic drugs for extended periods of time, and get some moderate exercise which may only be walking fast about 3 times a week for about 20 minutes. It won’t guarantee you perfect health but it will be better than if you didn’t do those things in your life.

 

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GENOMICS AND GENETICS AND THE DIFFICULTY OF FUTURE MEDICAL DIAGNOSING AND CURES

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MYTH: Humans with an illness should be treated the same in medicine.

TRUTH: Because of genetic variability the amount and subset of medicine should correspond to  the genotype in the future of medical practice.

Genomics is helping researchers discover why some people get sick from certain infections and/or environmental factors and/or behaviors while others do not. There are some people who exercise their whole lives and eat a healthy diet and have regular medical checkups and die from a heart attack at age 40. There are also people who smoke and never exercise and eat unhealthy foods and live to be 100. Genomics may hold the key to understanding these differences.

Genetics studies one gene at a time and can lead to an analysis of which gene is the primary cause in a disease but it is never adequate to say what the complete effect will be on the genomic activity of the organism if the gene is modified or excluded. This is why it is dangerous to add or subtract one gene at a time in an organism because you don’t test for the total impact on an organism that this gene modification can have.

This is why some genetically modified foods are potentially hazardous to your health because the complete bad effects on your genome has not been determined or tested for. In fact some people can be very sensitive to GMO foods and others not so much or affected only for the long duration badly.

The genome of the genetically changed plant is changed by single gene replacement or addition and the plant may have a changed immune system which is actually less resistant to the environmental pests and viruses and bacteria many of which can speedily mutate and start destroying the genetically changed plant.

GMO food should probably be avoided most of the time and where it exists there should be diversity in GMO plants so that the failure of one GMO plant does not mean severe agricultural bankruptcy for farmers completely dependent on the growth of one GMO crop only.  Third world countries dependent on only one GMO crop would suffer starvation if the crop were to fail due to the successful mutations of new immune pests and diseases.

Pharmacogenomics is the study of drug effects on the genome of individuals. It is beginning to show that certain genotypes do not metabolize certain drugs successfully and the effect on the individual is not observable or greatly toxic. The result is that up to 60% or more of the population seems unaffected by many drugs and it is a placebo while a relatively large percentage of patients soon have bad side effects which are further treated with more drugs. 60% is a very large percentage so it is very probable that those seemingly unaffected are in fact severely affected in the long duration and the effects are very bad on complete bodily health.

To make a maximum profit drug companies may make drugs for the most numerous genotypes and ignore less numerous genotypes which may be considered to be a form of social discrimination. Patients may choose to hide their genotype secret from medical insurance companies who may discover it and charge them a larger premium because of a disease causing genotype. These are ethical problems which will have to be justly judged once prior genotype testing will become mandatory before any drug is prescribed by doctors. Discrimination based on genotype will become a serious problem in future medicine and many minority genotypes will be ignored because they are just not cost efficient to treat.

The truth is that most drugs try to treat the illness symptoms and don’t cure the cause of the illness. Thus most drugs are not cures but just make for more unpleasant side effects in patients who then are treated with more drugs.  Large drug companies are more interested in profit than actually curing patients and manufacture many drugs which are greatly advertised and have no long duration value in treating disease.

If you can’t cure a disease then healthy eating and right localized exercise is the only long duration potential solution as the body tries to heal itself. There must be drugs to treat fatal illnesses but if the illness is not fatal then the best solution is don’t take any drugs other than basic pain killers to treat the pain if it is severe enough and give the body time to heal itself.

If you are not a geriatric patient and have health problems your best drug is radically changing your diet to a wide variety of minimally processed organic food and drinking a lot of milk and preferable raw milk if you can afford it or find it.

If you have localized joint muscle pain then exercise and stretch that area daily. If you have heart problems change your diet to a wide variety of organic foods and also walk speedily about three times a week for about 20 minutes.

If you are a geriatric patient and are taking more than 5 different drugs look for another doctor and ask him to decrease it to about 2 or 3 because he is treating you for side effects which will only raise the drug count to 10 or more.

If you are in a wheelchair or bedridden change your diet radically as communicated and exercise for about 20 minutes each day in your wheelchair or bed with hand and body exercises. We will die and taking a boatload of medication will only speed up the decaying process and cause death or intensive care sooner than necessary.

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