Posts by Dave

“Looking at all Avenues?”

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments

A culture that ascribes homicidal ideation and behavior to “mental illness” and then fails to explore the biological avenues that contribute to these behaviors is a culture stuck in the past, incapable of accurately diagnosing and treating those whose brains are broken.

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Dear President -Elect Trump

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments

Tweet For those of you following this now occasional blog, note that the emphasis is changing from the small picture (my son) to the big picture, those institutional memes that prevent him and others from being treated for their diagnosable illnesses. For those wanting to know more about this I refer you to two books, both entitled “Beyond Mental Illness.” One, by academics, discusses the path of the typical “mental” patient from denial to regression to hospitalization and finally to acceptance that they have truly have a “mental illness.” The other, by me, advocates a path that is currently not taken or supported by most...

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Lessons from Malakoff and my Backyard

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments

Tweet On July 21st, the Nevada County Planning Commission will consider a request by a Verizon-affiliate to install eight antennas on top of the Friar Tuck Building. Peer reviewed studies point out harmful health effects for those living near such antennas. However, federal law prevents this as a consideration. Local history may provide perspective. In 1853 hydraulic miners dissolved mountains to harvest the gold in an area now known as Malakoff Diggins. The silt traveled downstream. Farmers in the valley began to complain about the tailings that flooded their land. In the late 1860’s, Marysville and Yuba City were buried under 25 feet of mud and rock....

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Dr Bransfield speaks on Microbes and Mental Illness

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Tweet Dr Bransfield, who wrote the introduction to my first book gave a Dean Center Lecture Grand Rounds March 14 this year at Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. His topic was microbes and mental illness. Some of his ideas I discuss in Beyond Mental Illness. In that book I discuss some of the effects of quinolinic acid secondary to chronic infections. Here is one fascinating tidbit from his talk. Quinolinic acid correlates with feelings of guilt. ...

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Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a wireless world

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in Events | 0 comments
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Tweet On October 10th, 2015 I got up at zero dark 30 and drove through the early morning fog from Penn Valley to Mountain View, the epicenter of Silicon Valley, an area where innovations in technology have revolutionized our culture. I drove there to attend—of all things—a daylong conference on the health and environmental hazards from living in a wireless world. The Santa Clara County Medical Association Alliance Foundation put on the conference. The presenters were highly qualified leaders in their respective fields. Their perspectives were decidedly not mainstream. I had no problem with that, having written the three books of the Transformation Trilogy...

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