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    • Wed, Jun 17, 2020 - 11:17pm

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      Rootman

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      Relocate during the pandemic or after?

    I adviced my daughter to get rid of her small, expensive LA home and to rent in her new location. Although the rent is quite high, it seems that she sold at the peak, and even made a profit.   Now things are in transition among all the upheavals, it is not even sure that she will remain in her new location for a long time.  I expect home prices to drop, perhaps dramatically, so she’ll be able to buy something much nicer.

     

    I myself was planning to move to Spain from the Netherlands, since I just retired.  Due to the lockdowns and the dangers of traveling, I will have to wait until the next summer or even a year from that.  Probably there will be even more (older, rural) properties available then, for a lower price.

    • Tue, Jun 16, 2020 - 04:16pm

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      Ivermectine study surgisphere

    Thanks!   I happened to find a very good lecture about Ivermectin from dr Been (a great professor- cell physiology)).  It seems that normal doses work fine!

     





    • Tue, Jun 16, 2020 - 11:47am

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      Elderflower quercetin!

    The berries need to be cooked, as they contain cyanogen, which is converted into cyanide in the body. Not enough to kill, but enough to make very nauseous and sick.

     

    Heat destroys it completely, the flowers are safe. Leaves and bark and stems are not edible.  In the drying process the little flowers come loose from the flower stems (which are safe).

    • Mon, Jun 15, 2020 - 01:25pm

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      Ivermectine study surgisphere

    Please refer to the study that says one would have to OD on ivermectin to have a protective effect??

    • Sat, Jun 13, 2020 - 05:21am

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      Sweden’s failed COVID-19 experiment

    We have to be down to earth and critical. I have never been a fan of Ikealand, and almost violently oppose their model of a ‘feminist democracy’; I rather move to Iran!

     

    Sweden made mistakes about their elderly.  Tragically, we all make mistakes.  But what has skewed their data very unfavorably has been their large Somali, unintegrated community. They did not partake in society, could not understand the directions, and are very vitamine D deficient.

     

    We can probably half their mortality, which puts them in a good place among the EU countries. Norway does way better, but they still don’t have any immunity!

    • Sat, Jun 06, 2020 - 10:10pm

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      Do you have a Victory garden?

    My garden. In the Netherlands, we have ‘volkstuinen’, allotment complexes from which one can rent a plot. I rent 2. In summer it is my living room!

    I  like to plant lots of flowers in and around my veggie beds. It gives the garden a wild look. But excellent for biodiversity and to attract bees. I built the greenhouse about 10 years ago from recycled materials.

    my garden 2my garden

    Artemisia annua and A. absinthium seedlings; A. annua is used in the possible prevention concoction ‘covid-organics’ from Madagascar. Just as an experiment.

    • Wed, Jun 03, 2020 - 01:55am

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      Elderberry as an Antiviral?

    Elderberry has 2.5 x more quercetine than red onions. Quercetine is a HCQ substitute and a zinc ionophore.

    https://www.sharecare.com/health/immune-lymphatic-system-health/high-quercetin-help-immune-system

    We should all go out and pick a few buckets of elderberries this summer, and concentrate the juice by boiling most of the water off, sweeten it, put some apple (because of the pectine) in it to make it syrupy, and have a few bottles for the winter.

    • Wed, May 20, 2020 - 09:17pm

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      Plenty of HCQ studies in progress, including early use and as prophylaxis

    Question:  If (when) a PREP prophylaxis with HCQ, Ivermectine, or even the ‘covid-organics’ preparation from Madagascar, to name a few, WOULD BE quite effective:

     

    Would prophylactically taking them prevent infection in a way that no immunity could be achieved?

     

    I have some Ivermectine in my medicine cabinet. If it would work (research is still in progress), I am still hesitant to take it prophylactically: I rather build up immunity through mild disease than through a half bake tested vaccine.

    • Fri, May 15, 2020 - 09:28pm

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      Melatonin sublingual

    I was wrong!  Melatonin is not a peptide but a molecule derived from Tryptophan. So it might indeed survive the stomach.  It couldn’t hurt to test that though.

    • Fri, May 15, 2020 - 12:51am

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      Melatonin sublingual

    Anecdotal?  Not even that, just reasoning.  Melatonin is an oligopeptide, which ought to be broken down by pepside, an stomach enzyme, or by some of the pancreatic enzymes slightly lower in the tract.

     

    But still, Melatonin shows promise in the first studies.

     

    A very simple in vitro experiment exposing melatonin to the digestive enzymes would show how much melatonin would survive the passage through the stomach and the duodenum.

     

    I don’t even know if melatoning passes through the mucosa of the mouth!  But it can totally not hurt to take it sublingually, and it sure won’t be less bio-avalable!

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