The Origins of Hip Pain
A few years ago my favorite family doctor travelled overseas to undertake a course of study in Sweden.
Basically it was concentrating on the skeletal structure of humans and how it affected their overall health.
When he came back we are talking about it it one day in his office and he pointed out something very interesting regarding the human form.
If you take a look at any ball and socket connection either in nature or in the world of mechanics you will notice that there is a limit to how far the ball section can extend in any direction.
That is the limitation of the arrangement.
You can only move just so far in any one way.
So naturally the ideal operating position of the ball part is dead center which allows for the most movement forward or back or left to right or whatever.
Now if you take a look at the human hip joint you notice something quite strange.
It is actually in the wrong position under normal circumstances when standing.
If you lift your knee to your chest then that is the full extension in that direction so theoretically if it were arranged properly you should be able to extend it the same distance in the opposite direction… except that you can’t!
In fact when standing normally you have pretty much extended that joint as far as it can go and in reality the ONLY leeway for movement is forward and not back.
My doctor after pointing that out then took a model of a skeleton he had in his office and after pointing all that out showed me the correct position of that socket joint to be efficient.
He just rotated the rest of the skeleton forward and sure enough the ball joint moved to a central position.
So one of the downsides to evolution is that although it may have seemed a great idea at the time to stand upright, we had no business doing it.
Our bodies were designed to be in a Chimpanzee like position and all we have really done is forced out bodies into the new stance.
And that is why we have so many hip and shoulder problems.
The Cold Truth About Fat
Kind of interesting that once you get pure scientific research into a subject that is removed from the need to push some line or another we begin to understand better how our bodies work.
The downside is that we need to do it at.
This type of research really shouldn’t be needed to tell us that we really need to move our bodies and make them work in order to be healthy.
My grandma told me that I as far as I can see she hasn’t been wrong on much so far!
Oh Dear… The War on Drugs
When America announced some time back that it was going to go to war on drugs as a plan for somehow dealing with the problem they were clearly ignoring their own history.
Forget the history of prohibition, although that alone should have had the alarm bells ringing, I mean their history of just going to war.
They went to war in Vietnam, South Korea and in innumerable guises in the middle east.
In just about all of those engagements the only result was that they found themselves descending into an increasingly expensive and increasingly ineffective action that degenerated to the point of everyone forgetting what got them into it in the first place.
In fact I am not sure whether the U.S. has actually had a clear cut win in the world of war since World War II.
So when they announced they were launching the war on drugs there was a pretty good chance it was going to end in disaster.
Well this week the U.S. Government released a study carried out… by the U.S Government showing just how much of a disaster this war has been.
Not only have they spent billions (as usual) but the situation has gotten even worse than when they started.
Seriously it doesn’t take a genius to work out that when you have a private prison system devoted to profit from incarceration and the continued illegality of drugs it is not a war on drugs, it is a recipe for disaster.
Well not for everyone, for shareholders in the prison system it’s great!
Disappointing Antibiotics News
I was pretty disappointed to see this article in the media this week given the fact that the situation regarding antibiotics is so well understood and the ramifications so well known.
The recklessness of using antibiotics in agriculture simply cannot be understated especially when you taker into consideration the lack of separation between those used for livestock and those for human medical needs.
There are already alarming rates of resistance being recorded by some of the more common strains of bacteria and this situation can only get worse.
Those Old Sugar Tricks!
I have included a link to this article because it serves a very important purpose.
The study mentioned in the article has nothing to do with sugar or sugar research.
It has nothing to do with fact finding or with discovering what is best for people in any way.
Its sole purpose is to add confusion to an area where there is insufficient confusion according to the people who paid for the study.
This year the World Health Organisation came out with some pretty clear guidelines on the daily consumption of sugar they are recommending.
There was only one group that were unhappy about it and that group of course was the sugar industry.
So in an effort to regain the ground they lost there they immediately paid for a study that somehow miraculously managed to show the World Health Organisation to be in error.
Well actually they never go that far, what they try to do is just keep adding so called “studies” that call the original ruling into question.
Once they get enough of their own studies published and into circulation they then try to manipulate the discussion by quoting their own studies of which by now, there are many!
This one is the first in what will be an avalanche of studies purporting to support the argument that we can all have way more sugar without any ill effects long term.
It is their standard tactic and will continue until they get their way.