How The Microbiome may Destroy the Ego, Vaccine Policy, and Patriarchy

If 99% of what it means to be human is microbiome-based, and if the mother contributes most, if not all, of the original starting material, or at least the baseline and trajectory of future changes in the inner terrain, then her contribution becomes vastly more important than that of the father.

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by Sayer Ji, Founder     at GreenMedInfo

The relatively recent discovery of the Microbiome is not only completely redefining what it means to be human, to have a body, to live on this earth, but is overturning belief systems and institutions that have enjoyed global penetrance for centuries.

A paradigm shift has occurred, so immense in implication, that the entire frame of reference for our species’ self-definition, as well as how we relate fundamentally to concepts like “germs,” have been transformed beyond recognition. This shift is underway and yet, despite popular interest in our gut ecology, the true implications remain unacknowledged.

It started with the discovery of the microbiome, a deceptively diminutive term, referring to an unfathomably complex array of microscopic microorganisms together weighing only 3-4 lbs. in the average human, represents a Copernican revolution when it comes to forming the new center, genetically and epigenetically, of what it…

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9 thoughts on “How The Microbiome may Destroy the Ego, Vaccine Policy, and Patriarchy

  1. Dr. Bramhall, how synchronic that you should spotlight the implications of the human microbiome!

    This week, while reflecting on Earth as our home for my post to be published on Sunday, I considered the role of the microbes – invisible to the naked eye – in the lives of the human species. A quick online search revealed that all humans carry around trillions of living bacteria and other microbes: more than 10,000 species according to the Human Microbiome Project. That is 10 times as many microbial cells in the human body as there are human cells!

    Unlike the author of the featured article, I did not think in terms of the role of women in passing on these microbes to her offspring for the successful propagation of our species. My focus was on the relationship between humankind and the Earth that gives us life. Like all other living organisms, we humans exist within a symbiotic relationship as colonies for microbial organisms. Upon our death, they play a vital role in the return of our physical bodies to Mother Earth.

    We humans are one with all of creation. How foolish the male of our species to assume supremacy over the female, entrusted with the task of transferring a healthy microbiome for the survival of our species!

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      • Rosalienne, I first learned about the microbiome in 2012 when I went to see a specialist in Sydney about a chronic intestinal infection. He told me my microbiome wasn’t working very well because I hadn’t been taking proper care of them. So I’m afraid my focus has been on a more concrete personal level, specifically the mess of problems you can get if you don’t look after intestinal bacteria. I’m amazed how many friends have similar problems even if they might manifest somewhat differently – one friend has really bad eczema, another diabetes, another obesity. And it now turns out that the major mental illnesses – bipolar illness, schizophrenia, depression – stem from dysfunctional gut bacteria.

        But you (and the author) are right. The discovery of the microbiome changes everything about a dysfunctional value system that sees humanity as separate and superior to nature.

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  2. This was a most interesting read and I read every word and I agree with it.

    The article makes the case that men are envious of a woman’s ability to create and sustain life and so have made it seem as though women should only give birth in an atmosphere such as a hospital and that home birth is to be frowned upon when in all actuality, home birth, before hospitals, could not have been a bad thing seeing as how billions of us exist and have since before the first hospital was built.

    Men have turned childbirth into something that they must control by any means to make the female think that without the male, where would we be?

    The article also states that we get most of who we are from our mothers and I so hope that is the case because I would rather have more of my mother than my father for to have more of my father’s genetic makeup would be intolerable to me; health wise that is.

    What I find sad is the fact that doctors will steer you wrong with information about your family history. For instance, I told my doctors that my father died of colon cancer and that is when they told me that I needed to get colonoscopies at a young age and before I had my first colonoscopy, I had never had gut problems, I do now. And since this article makes the case against getting a great amount of genetic material from my father, then they should have based my family history more so on my mother who has not had a problem with her colon. Now, my colon is fucked up thanks to these damn doctors who are clearly steering people wrong. I wish I had seen this article years ago because now I am so damn pissed, you have no idea!

    Thanks for posting this, Dr. Bramhall!

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    • Yes, indeedy, Shelby. I’m afraid I don’t have a whole lot of confidence in doctors, either. One thing I really like about understanding the microbiome is the ability it gives us – as patients – to take more control over managing our own health.

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  3. agreed! muchas gracias, for posting, Dr Bramhall. If I read the OT correctly, Adam was really the first mother, producing Eve thru his rib. jaja, joking, I think. Of course, that is one of two different stories in Genesis -the other is the “let us make man…” Us means many gods involved, not just YHWH. Another option is that the Creator was/is female.
    joe

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  4. Dear people, separation is the illusion; the mini-me focuses on the pseudo-image of self; we are eternal souls having a hue-man experience, not hue-mans with maybe a soul attached;

    And, the physical hue-man part is not only made up of many microbes, but also of many other different DNA sequences; bird, reptile, insect, worm as well as a couple of different E.T. thrown in for spice; the hue-man part is a minority; most of our original DNA is elsewhere; scattered across earth and space;

    And, Francis Crick believed that all we really are is DNA, a biological coding and replicating system, seeking to replicate itself; we are merely a step;

    As a result, all creatures are related; and, if the ego can only see this, then it will stop destroying the earth and its host; and, start living in harmony with it; there is much that whitey can learn from the indigenous peoples who see themselves as inseparable and wholly a part of Creation;

    We digress, back to the microbiomes in our gut; in order for us to be healthy, we must feed the microbes too; this is why all our ancestors had fermentation in their diets; Babylon does not sell ANYTHING properly fermented; nothing; its part of the de-population agenda;

    so, learn how to make yeast, sour dough bread, yoghurt, buttermilk, cheese, vinegar, ciders, beers, and such; if, the microbes are happy, they will make you believe that “you” are happy; in peace

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  5. Excellent summation, UZA, about our lack of separateness. In my experience, the easiest form of fermentation is to put garden veggies in a pickling jar with salt, garlic and ginger, cover them with water and leave it in a warm place for 3 days. The vegetables naturally have thousands of species of lactobacilli on their leaves and will ferment themselves.

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