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  • A systematic review of potential long-term effects of sport-related concussion October 17, 2021
    2 Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury, School of Medicine and Public Health ... subcortical structures and brainstem, and presence or absence of diffuse β-amyloid plaques. In 2013, McKee et al ...
  • Neuroscience 2019 October 3, 2021
    The theme of this year’s event was the Biological Basis of Behavior. The brain and nervous system are the physical base underlying all cognitive and motor behaviors. Using approaches that range from ...
  • Neuroscience 2019 September 15, 2021
    The theme of this year’s event was the Biological Basis of Behavior. The brain and nervous system are the physical base underlying all cognitive and motor behaviors. Using approaches that range from ...
  • Purinergic signalling and disorders of the central nervous system September 12, 2021
    such as brain trauma and ischaemia. Acute and chronic morphine administration can increase the catabolism of purine nucleotides in the brain and this persists for a period after withdrawal ...
  • Purinergic signalling and disorders of the central nervous system July 1, 2008
    such as brain trauma and ischaemia. Acute and chronic morphine administration can increase the catabolism of purine nucleotides in the brain and this persists for a period after withdrawal ...


SAFE G: Empowering Resilient Communities


Mission. To empower local communities to design immediate and effective SAFE G solutions that implement optical fiber wired to the home and office. Local taxpayers and ratepayers are entitled to this alternative to wireless, because they have already paid for it. Please see: Irregulators v. FCC.

5G/AI/Internet of Things Juggernaut presents an imminent threat. The harms to our community’s physical and mental health, the local environment, violations of citizen’s rights to due process, property, and personal privacy are foreseeable and preventable. The threat is especially dangerous to our children, elderly people, those with special sensitivities, disabled persons with chronic illnesses, caregivers, and our economically disadvantaged and minority communities that have no escape in their homes or workplaces.

Remedy: Community Empowerment: An effective remedy begins with widespread education and training in a proven system of wise leadership, community organization, team building, and negotiation. With this purpose we have created a 5G Dojo to support local communities around the world that are facing similar challenges. The key is to share negotiation successes and practical experience, so these lessons can be immediately deployed within the network. Equally essential is to fortify community-wide resilience rapidly and effectively. (See: 5 Minutes toResilience)

Our Funding Goal: $ 100,000

Donations: Please make your check or money order payable to National Institute for Science, Law, and Public Policy, designated for "SAFE G/Community Empowerment Initiative". You can contribute in two ways.

o   Simple donation with full tax deduction.

o   Partial tax deduction (at cost) with benefits. Please see benefit levels below.

Sponsors: Please contact us to discuss any questions or concerns and customized donation options.

Springs of Amethysts - $100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed copy of Julian Gresser, Piloting through Chaos—Wise Leadership/Effective Negotiation for the 21st Century (1995)
  • Free gift of the 5 Minutes to Resilience web app


Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • 5 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 5 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Sparkles of Opal - $1K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Public Lecture in Your Honor
  • 10 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 10 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Fountains of Pearls - $5K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • ½ day workshop training and consultation with any organization or company


Jade Eddies - $10K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • Two ½ day workshop, training and consultation with any organization or company of your choice
  • 20 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 20 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Sapphire Brooks of Laughing Hearts - $25K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • 1 day of professional consultation and meetings


Ruby Streams of Laughing Hearts - $35K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • One full day training program with materials for organization of choice to you.
  • 50 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 50 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Emerald Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Two full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice
  • 100 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 100 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Diamond Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $100K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Four full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice.
  • 200 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 200 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses

Resilience and the Brainstem

Trauma occurring even in early life and childhood can have adverse epigenetic consequences that appear in later life in a systemic impairment of resilience. There is a direct relationship of brainstem injury and impaired resilience, including impaired immunological resilience, which only in the last few months has been recognized to be mediated at least in part by the brain’s own immune system.

Research on the strategic importance of the brainstem in maintaining resilience, in particular the destructive and long enduring impact of trauma to the brainstem, is still in its infancy. Few rigorous studies satisfying standards of evidence-based medicine exist. Nonetheless, reports of leading practitioners confirm the strategic importance of the brainstem as the regulator of the autonomic nervous system and further that:

Trauma to the brainstem can come in diverse forms—physical, emotional, and environmental—and endure and express itself in illness far into later life.

Trauma tends to “layer” in the neck, somewhat analogous to rings in a tree. When it locates in the neck, trauma torques the axis and atlas bones that protect and hold the brainstem.

Trauma or even sub-concussive trauma extending over many months or years can express themselves in a wide variety of maladies, depending on individual vulnerabilities.

There is a direct relationship of brainstem injury and impaired resilience, including impaired immunological resilience, which only in the last few months has been recognized to be mediated at least in part by the brain’s own immune system.

An important question is the pathways in which trauma to the brainstem affects neuroplasticity in the cerebral cortex, especially when the brainstem itself is thought to have relatively low neuroplasticity.

Notes: Trauma to the Brainstem—A New Frontier Notes:

“Suddenly, it all made sense. As an integrative medicine doctor in posh Marin County, Calif., I never understood how my patients – all health nuts, eating vegan diets or juicing, working out with personal trainers or taking supplements, and sleeping eight hours a night – could be some of the sickest people I’ve ever met. But after my research, I had an epiphany: My patients were sick because they were in chronic repetitive stress response. No amount of kale can counterbalance the poisonous effects of high doses of cortisol and epinephrine on every cell. Their bodies had lost the ability to self-repair…..”

“As a physician, I was trained to believe that I know your body better than you do. If you get sick, you should hand yourself over to me the way you might bring your broken-down car to a mechanic. With little or no input from you, if the exchange goes well, voila! You’re all fixed up and ready to roll….”    “The problem is that this dynamic sets us both up for failure.” 

“Your body is a self-healing organism. By bypassing its natural self-repair process and handing all your power over to a doctor, you might be ignoring the very thing you need to heal. This is not a revolutionary idea. As doctors, we learn that the body can heal itself. Our physiology texts teach us that it is brilliantly equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that kill the cancer cells we produce every day, fight infectious agents, repair broken proteins, keep our coronary arteries open and naturally fight the aging process….”

“We also learn that our autonomic nervous system has two major operating systems — the sympathetic nervous system, which produces the body’s stress response, also known as “fight or flight”; and the parasympathetic nervous system, which produces the body’s relaxation response, also known as “rest and digest.” This is our homeostatic state, when the body is in equilibrium.

“But here’s what they don’t teach in medical school: The body’s natural self-repair mechanisms only fully function when the nervous system is in relaxation response.”

Notes: Neuroplasticity and Resilience Notes

 

Next: Neurobiology of Resilience

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