Our planet is a closed system.
There are a limited number of compounds in our earthly ecology, but still plenty enough to combine in various ways to do amazing things like cure infections and vaccinate against diseases. These are HUGE game changers in our evolution as a species. We are the first...the very first creatures in known existence that can willfully control our reproduction.
Medical advances snowball. All it takes is one good advance, one leap of science to cause an avalanche. Every major medical advancement we rely on now was only invented a few generations ago. That's pretty amazing considering the fact that most of humanity has pretty much been hunters/gatherers/farmers without a whole lot of variation for the last few hundred thousand years.
Virtual reality is starting to place reality reality and reality reality is a lot scarier than pretend reality. Look at the technology we have now. Some of it is far more impressive than we could have ever imagined (and considering this is the species that brought you 'immaculate conception' that's saying something.
Star Trek communicators looked like such a gadgety wet dream back in the day, but my cell phone can balance my checkbook and remind me to take my allergy medicine. I can also talk on a hands-free set where other occupants of the same space only get to hear one side of the conversation, instead of the whole damn room getting exposed to potentially personal information. Take that Gene Roddenberry!
I'm a diver. I fully understand and can probably better conceptualize just how much we don't know about our world. There is a whole lot of unexplained out there, and every new discovery can be the potential 'next-big-thing.' Hell, even what's already been discovered but recently forgot holds interesting potential for the advancement of mankind.
That's why I actually listen to some of the less-than-mainstream sources for medicine.
85% are total bullshit. I'll admit that right off. But generally there is some good advice about avoiding ingredients in food that you can't pronounce, taking a closer look at nutritional guidelines and figuring out that there is something wrong when a decongestant is considered safe but a diet pill is considered dangerous and banned, even when it is the same ingredient. Yeah. Shit doesn't always add up, but I'm not on the crazy boat. Aloe doesn't cure cancer. Red meat does not cause cancer. There is no magic potion or healing 'vibes.' Crystals are pretty to look at but won't balance chakra. There is no such thing as chackra.
My friend is Australian. Statistically he's more predisposed towards skin cancer than I am. I'm American.
Science says that the ozone layer is thinner above Aussieland, and that accounts for the disproportionate number of skin cancer cases.
I maintain it is because we very abruptly dumped a boatload of white people into an environment that wasn't the friendliest for anyone, especially those without a whole lot of protective coloring. Evolution takes more than a few generations. As a species, we aren't so good with rapid change.
So anyway, my friend has skin cancer. Four surgeries in total on his shoulder to fully remove two lumps. Now it is back on his leg.
Instead of going through surgery again, he started using this stuff.
I've got the pictures but need permission to post them. He applied the salve, it created the nasty pocket thing, and then the diseased lump fell out. The painless hole in his flesh that remains is pretty scary to look at, but it is filling in fast. Treatment complete and western doctors have confirmed he's cancer free.
So, what do you all think?
I'm not claiming anything either way. I don't say how or why this works or if it even did work.
I'm just wondering about thoughts and opinions.