Whole Food Diet Linked To Greater Cognitive Dysfunction In Alzheimer’s

Whole Food Diet Linked To Greater Cognitive Dysfunction In Alzheimer’s

In  short: There is no such thing as ‘healthy’ food….

Food combinations have been associated with lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. We hypothesized that a combination whole-food diet containing freeze-dried fish, vegetables, and fruits would improve cognitive function in TgCRND8 mice by modulating brain insulin signaling and neuroinflammation. Cognitive function was assessed by a comprehensive battery of tasks adapted to the Morris water maze. Unexpectedly, a “Diet × Transgene” interaction was observed in which transgenic animals fed the whole-food diet exhibited even worse cognitive function than their transgenic counterparts fed the control diet on tests of spatial memory (p < 0.01) and strategic rule learning (p = 0.034). These behavioral deficits coincided with higher hippocampal gene expression of tumor necrosis factor-α (p = 0.013). There were no differences in cortical amyloid-β peptide species according to diet. These results indicate that a dietary profile identified from epidemiologic studies exacerbated cognitive dysfunction and neuroinflammation in a mouse model of familial Alzheimer’s disease. We suggest that normally adaptive cellular responses to dietary phytochemicals were impaired by amyloid-beta deposition leading to increased oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and behavioral deficits.

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EU’s new cap and trade plan which will save 0.00009°C in 2020

EU’s new cap and trade plan which will save 0.00009°C in 2020

“Scientific” American touts the EU’s new cap and trade plan which will save 0.00009°C in temperature rise in 2020. From “Scientific” American, Europe Lays Out Vision for Climate Change

The plan is supposed to save 61 million tons of CO2 in 2020. At a cost (tax) of $15,000,000,000 thats ~$16,394,000,000,000/°C. Passed through from Climate Central without any checks. Rather unscientific.

The factor used was 1 tonne of co2 equals 0.0000000000015 °C of global warming


frakking magic … Green dismay

oh the horror of it all. Germany building (brown)coalplants faster than China, UK & France going straight for nuclear, America frakking, EU ok with frakking…. A Green’s life is becoming a real nightmare


Frakking away, the Green’s dismay. They will still find fault, probably the colour of the oil or something, just because. Bishop Hill:

Magic wands and the greens

I think it was Bryony Worthington who once asked a bunch of environmentalists what they would happen if a fairy could wave a magic wand and do away with the warming effects of carbon dioxide. Would they be happy for mankind to continue to burn fossil fuels?

The answer of course was “no”.

Interesting then to read the news that Roman Abramovich has made a major investment in a company that claims to be able to fracture rocks without any fluids at all.

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has invested $15 million in Houston-based Propell Technologies Group, Inc. (OTC:PROP) and its new fracking technology from wholly owned subsidiary Novas Energy. Significantly, this new enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology enables…

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New Coal Power Station In Germany To Open This Week

94 Tw nuclear to replace…. The sheer mindboggling stupidity of destruction of capital from the nukes, the investment in backup coal/gas powered plants and the 15 yr cycle reinvestment of ‘renewables’. DoomedToFail.


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Weather Change on Planets – In Sync With Earth?

Musings from the Chiefio

No proof, but interesting evidence of a variety of changes in the weather on a few planets that looks like it is arriving more or less in sync with changes on Earth. Somehow I don’t think using your cars is causing it…

First off, the weakest change. A Dust Storm on Mars. Yeah, big deal. Mars and dust storms. The Usual comes to mind. But there are two things about this that caught my eye.

First off, it was NOT a U.S.A. or Russian report / satellite.


Mars Orbiter Sends Pictures of Dust Storm Activities on the Red Planet

India | Press Trust of India | Updated: September 29, 2014 20:27 IST

BANGALORE: India’s Mars orbiter has sent a picture of regional dust storm activities over the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet, ISRO said today.

“Regional dust storm activities over northern hemisphere of Mars – captured by Mars…

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The bleak future of solar power

The bleak future of solar power

Yet another red flag for the ‘energy for free’ cult. Unfortunately still billions will be spent before it sinks in that the laws of thermodynamics continue to dominate the macro cosmos. No perpetuum mobile such as ‘renewable energy’ can exist. One way or another the transformation of energy from one form to another comes with losses and they cost money. Some form of transformation are very efficient, logically direct matter/energy transformation is most efficient. Quite efficient is the oxidation of stored energy such as in fossil fuels, or the use of gravity in the form of hydro.

Anything after that gets to be less and less efficient with solar and wind energy about the most inefficient. I could post all kinds of reasons why but i prefer to just point at reality, the clear examples of where the ‘renewables’ fail in various implementations, in various nations.

Here on my blog i posted dozens of real life examples already and here is yet another:

Australia: Solar experts claim multi-billion dollar subsidies wasted on cheap and dodgy panels

More Australians are buying cheap rooftop solar panels that fail long before their promised lifespan, prompting claims a federal rebate scheme needs to be overhauled to prevent dodgy systems receiving public subsidies.

Solar industry experts say lax rules covering the scheme – which provides incentives of up to $4350 for a $5500 rooftop system – mean it is not always delivering the environmental benefits promised.

They blame an explosion of cheap, mainly Chinese-produced solar panels that have flooded the market over the past five years that are failing to provide the 15 years of clean power expected. Installers in four states told Fairfax Media that the worst systems stopped working within 12 months, with others “falling apart” within two or three years.

Problems reported include silicon that cannot stand up to the Australian sun, water egress in panels, fires and defective inverters. The term “landfill solar” is used in the industry to describe dodgy solar systems of uncertain origin.

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Here the attempt to reduce cost of solar panels to acceptable (economically viable) levels results in proof how solar just isn’t going to be so. Millions of subsidies (and who pays them the receivers evidently are not bright enough to understand) are necessary to keep the price per kW/h somewhat within the upper region.

Where France’s nuclear reactors pump out steady, reliable, safe energy at prices in the lowest regions nations like Denmark, Germany, Britain now depend on dodgy unreliable expensive power at top prices. And than still not being to able to diminish the stated goal of  CO2 output by any meaningful amount.

Luckily so for the plants and thereby our food supply CO2 does still rise but what a waste of money. With the amounts thrown away at the pipedream of ‘renewable’ energy all subsistence farmers in the world could have been provided with the means to become surplus producers.

The folly of man knows no bounds.

How EU projects blow billions of euros amidst austerity talks

How EU projects blow billions of euros amidst austerity talks

The tiny island archipelago, located some 2,000 kilometers northeast of Brisbane, Australia, was the home to an EU mission of seven lucky diplomats, who also had the bonus of being some 15,700 kilometers distant from HQ in Brussels.

A decision to maintain an EU diplomatic presence on the island was a strange and certainly costly decision. Only four nations, France, Australia, China and New Zealand have permanent embassy’s on the island, while from 2008 to 2013, the EU spent €23.2 million ($26.4 million) to help boost economic growth and to create jobs. From 2014 to 2020, a further €31 million ($35.3 million) has been earmarked for Vanuatu, according to the EU External Action website.

The permanent diplomatic mission was finally shut down after 29 years at the end of 2013. However, it managed to spend $184,000 on teaching the locals how to play cricket… This was presided over by the charge d’affaires Robert de Raeve, a Belgian national, who after benefits were thrown in, took home a salary of around $200,000, while paying a paltry 15 percent tax.


Spain’s desalination conundrum
A desalination plant built in one of the driest areas of Europe would seem like a good idea. However, changes in the economic climate together with political mismanagement have made Europe’s largest desalination facility, built in Spain, one of the continent’s biggest white elephants.

The project started in 2007, with the aim of being completed in 2009. Six years on, the plant has finally been finished. It is just lacking power, and perhaps more crucially customers to make the expensive facility viable.

The project has already lost €55 million ($62.6 million) worth of EU funding because it wasn’t completed on time. This sum was to be provided by Europe as a subsidy to help fund the cost of the €300-million ($341-million) facility. It won’t receive this money until the plant is operational.


Tunnel vision: Does Lyon need underground link to Turin?
It has been hailed as the final link in connecting Barcelona and Bucharest – a rail network spanning the continent. However, the Turin to Lyon tunnel is proving to be a headache for the EU, which has pumped billions into the project.

Work began on the 57-kilometer tunnel in 2013, designed to link Lyon and Turin. The EU has agreed to provide around €3.4 billion ($3.87 billion) of the €8.5 billion ($9.6 billion) needed for construction costs. The overall cost for the project has risen to €26 billion ($29.6 billion), the Euractiv website reports.

However, the project has proved unpopular with locals and environmentalists and Green MEP’s have managed to get the EU’s anti-fraud office, OLAF, to investigate the spiraling costs of the tunnel, with the French and Italian governments providing the rest. They see the project as a complete waste of taxpayer money.

and on and on and on….. Spending other peoples money really is a nice job, especially if you get paid royally for doing it.