Location, Location, Location
Location, Location, Location (Reposted old Blog from 2012)
My wife Arysta, just 3minute walk from our new home in White Rock, BC!
It has been over a year, since I had forecasted, that I would provide my opinion on ‘the world factors’ leading to selecting the ‘correct’ place to live for the next 20-60 years. Finally!! Here it is! Enjoy! This has been one of my passionate research projects that has occupied my thoughts daily and will continue to do so! This particular process has radically change how I see people, places and, actually, had me move Arysta and I over 1200km! Here we go…..
We need the awareness that this planet, like all closed systems, shares and distributes its gaseous and liquid elements in a seemingly chaotic, but in fact, very logical process, governed by mathematics and physical systems. These systems are all interconnected in a fashion that requires more than one huge metrological essay, but let us allow me to summarize these detailed works, and provide you, with this blog post instead. This blog is a concise and accurate ‘Adam’s notes’ version of the factors I could identify as being worth analyzing and applicable to the human condition, and our vital survival.
My shocking first take home point, and somewhat of a permanent eye opener on this location chat is Global Distillation:
This global scale process of deposition and re-circulation of the heaviest and most volatile (toxic) substances onto the polar regions is something that will require decades of analysis, but it is the most relevant and troubling point of living in a more ‘polar’ zone. Not only are people in those zones exposed to much less sunlight, rarely have infrared sweat, but they also are receiving the concentration of the entire related (north or south) hemisphere most toxic compounds, recirculating and depositing into their soils, foods and bodies.
What does this mean for us? We must MOVE to regions that are WARMER in temperature and lower indexes of latitude (closer to the equator) that are not receiving direct streams of global distillation. These areas do not directly receive overt arctic cold fronts. These areas supply enough infrared heat to have the population breaking a light sweat while doing regular daily living activities (if not, daily infrared sauna is essential to well being).
Human health is incredibly dependent upon nutrition and environmental factors, beyond our current awareness. Humans occupy the ultimate, ‘top spot’, in the food chain and therefore are the ultimate potential biological accumulators of natural or man made heavy elements, radioactive compounds, complex compounds and petrochemicals. The air we breath, substances we put on our skin and foods we eat greatly influence our cellular systems, to a degree which makes this blog post the most important point in our vital survival.
The reason I would take on these points so rigorously, is the underlying truth of mammalian biological transfer from generation to generation. The older mammal organism transfers the most ‘heavy’ and dense materials through the human reproductive system’s into the seminal emissions, into the uterus wall, through placental circulation, and through blood to breast milk transmutation. Our next generation is grown as a significant concentration of the composition of that reproducing organism. The placenta and breast tissue deliver pollution and nutrition within the same flow, and therefore we must select ideal locations that produce the finest foods to reproduce considerately, giving our progeny the best opportunity to thrive.
Locations that have relatively clean air, scientifically confirmed pure and safe water and have the potential to grow the correct nutritional components to support strong complex life, have become very rare as industrialization has polluted, literally, every corner of our planet.
Case in point:
Aruba, West Indies:
Mae Moh, Thailand:
Northern Alberta, Canada:
It’s all in the dose, distance, and relative concentrations of either pollutants or hopefully the correct elements, that determine cellular health and longevity. The modern person already has been exposed to large amounts of leaded gas, air born mercury emissions from coal burning power plants, incredible vehicular pollution and air nuclear weapons testing on a scale that no one could ever consider. Even if this would not seem true when you look outside, ask your parents several questions about where they lived, what they touched or even the amalgam fillings they had and you have more of potent concentration of that inside your cells than your parents have. This all being true, there are areas of the world that are so damaged, so toxic, that living close to them means pain, suffering, infertility and most certainly death. It is, in the awareness of the truth, of the industrialization, that we can start to conceive how valid and important location is. Sad and true, and growing every day:
Noril'sk Russia: Mining and smelting began in Noril'sk in the 1930s, and the city now houses the world's largest smelting complex for heavy metals. Snow is often blackened with pollution, the air tastes of sulfur, and the life expectancy is up to ten years lower than the Russian average, the institute reported.
Linfen, China: sits at the center of China's prodigious coal industry, which is largely unregulated by the government. Residents describe choking on coal dust, and local health clinics have reported an upsurge in bronchitis, pneumonia, and lung cancer, according to the institute.
Chernobyl, Ukraine: More than 1,300 Soviet military helicopters, buses, bulldozers, and other equipment were used and contaminated while responding to the April 26, 1986 nuclear accident at Chernobyl. The disaster's residual effects and its potential for future environmental and health damage has landed Chernobyl on the New York-based Blacksmith Institute's 2007 list of the ten most polluted sites. A hundred times more radiation was released during the meltdown of Chernobyl's reactor than was contained in the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The event created a spike in thyroid cancers among children and led to innumerable respiratory ailments, infertility cases, and birth defects in local residents. Today a 19-mile (31-kilometer) exclusion zone around the reactor remains largely deserted.
And please realize that governments are making decisions closer to home for reasons of economics and not human vitality. The destruction of the environment is mirrored in the children’s health of the people living in that environment. My own wife was born on the shores of Lake Erie in Ontario. Unfortunately, Lake Erie has been and continues to be a toxic dump zone for industry on both sides of the border:
INCO Nickel refinery in the hay day:
A study of one of the metals that was released by the one refinery was studied during a class action lawsuit and produced this result:
The dumping and abuse of Lake Erie continues with numerous USA location nuclear power plants on its shores and items of business that arise like this:
You will see that the Cuyahoga river has been cleaned up through this YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZA9OX2joUc But we will have to ask how to clean up the biological living system of a human, after being in contact or close proximity to such terrible bodies of water and related industrial processes.
Returning to our goal of this ‘positional selection’ is to allow our bodies to have relatively low concentrations of pollution and high concentrations of nutrients. The food sources with the most abundant brain selective nutrients (to be discussed in future blogs) must be in local proximity, and I mean no further than a walk or a quick canoe ride. The new cool thing occurring with everyone’s EARTH minded energy is to say, ‘get ‘local’ foods’. It is a simple idea, however if local means ‘wheat and cattle on highly fortified salt and mineral blocks’, with no ocean in sight, than its time to pack up the teepee and get the wagon loaded……. Cause its time to move to where all the life is.
Humans require relatively moist and clean air to allow our lungs to appropriately filter and exchange gases to maintain our oxygen saturation and our CO2 gradients in healthy ranges.
First and foremost: AIR purity, humidity, velocity, temperature, and composition. (Air is simply a mix of water vapors and gaseous essential elements… insert Ion Effect and all its wonder here!...you can trace back in the AIR Training Blog to find the post on negative ions and your health)
Proximity to emission sources (forest fires, volcanoes, and man made industrial production or accident), altitude, and proximity to large bodies of water are the most important causative factors that influence our AIR for health and longevity.
A supposed perfect location can be changed into a disaster zone, instantly;
- If a coal fire power plant opens its furnaces to emit detectable and biologically significant amounts of mercury
- If it is in immediate fall out zone of a nuclear power plant
- If the dormant volcano decides to erupt
- If the persistent drought creates a local forest fire
- If someone decides to fly airplanes or jets at a low altitude
- If someone decides to open a new interstate highway there.
This does not mean that one needs to avoid zones close to volcanoes as those regions have a potential to contain, the most nutrient dense soils allowing the most powerful foods to grow. However one would consider living up wind and out of a fall out range from a volcano. These points above would mean we would naturally NOT want to establish a long term residence in a location close ‘proximity’ to nuclear power stations, ‘proximity’ to coal burning power plants, ‘proximity’ to known forest fire hazards. Each person can make their own choice how close they want to walk and live near these hazards, generally speaking, the further away the better.
For example, a couple nuclear power stations that I would not be ‘comfortable’ living near to:
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Station, near San Franciso:
Fulong Beach, Taiwan
Air masses change density, composition and velocity when they meet large bodies of water or other air masses with different temperature and pressure. Combine all this excitement with altitude changes and different ocean temperatures flows, and we need a 4 year purely metrological study to actually understand all of the amazing factors creating hail, snow, wind, bone dry and damp weather conditions. I have read endlessly on this subject and here are my primary conclusions:
LIVE LOW: Meaning live close sea level conditions to receive the wonderful benefit of the balanced temperature ranges that a huge and close body of water provides. You see huge bodies of water hold their temperature very consistently, day to day, and month to month. The relative influence of huge bodies of water on the connected air masses create many wonderful positive points: great to breath and very comfortable for human biological temperature systems to function.
If you live at a higher elevation the temperatures are colder and the temperature changes are faster and more extreme, everyday and every season. This is do to the distance from an ocean or large body of water, based off the influence of air masses higher that are colder and moving much faster than the wind on the ground. Also notable with high elevation living, is the increased background radiation effect of being closer to the sun! Any amazing cool part of being ‘high’ is increased sunshine, however that means more UV and ionizing radiation (~7% per 1000ft); both of which are all AOK, but more like ‘treat’ or maybe a weekend retreat, rather than something you want every day.
EXERCISE HIGH: There are many well documented beneficial results from working ones system in higher elevation zones, and also uncountable personal accounts of the benefits of mountain climbing and exercising in the higher altitude areas. The carbon dioxide is more plentiful in the higher elevation areas and this is actually very beneficial for humans to maintain strong bone mass and also maintain a strong carbon dioxide gradient in the lungs and tissues (you need this for oxygen to work at the lung and cells) Altitude delivers the mystical ‘tree line’, where plants are even unable to survive. Add in latitude temperature and humidity effects and the ‘tree line’ actually ranges tremendously from place to place (warmer, more tropical locations have higher tree lines): the tree line is only 1600ft above sea level zone in Scotland and 17100ft above sea level in Bolivia! This tree line zone shows a ‘too cold’ and ‘too low moisture’ combination where trees are even incapable of living! No animals can really survive continuously at that elevation or any elevation approaching the tree line with optimism and contentment. A human at an inland and elevated home requires someone to truck in loads of salt, loads of trace sea minerals in the form of seafoods, and lay in a sauna or seek out excessive volumes of exhaustive exercise in hot room. As a general recommendation, I would not recommend living within an index of within 1000ft of the local tree line, as that place is simply too cold and too dry for plants to survive, and is certainly not a nice place to live for complex warm blooded mammals!! However it is a joy to have a range of mountains for exploration, exercise and getting a good view of your wonderful seaside home! Seed in locations that are warm, seaside and have large mountain ranges very close by.
Humans require immense amounts of fresh water and even more staggering amounts of nutrition to run our complex organ systems. The multiple daily deliveries of nutrient dense and healthy mineral rich foods are essential to proper brain processes, correct endocrine gland function, homeostatic control of cellular temperature, and accurate phase 1/2 liver functions. All of these points are location and environmentally driven as the air, water, and soil in one region is radically different from another region due to proximity to man made current or former industrial production, distance from volcanoes and of course distance from bodies of water.
The sea birds in one region will eat shellfish and poop onto the inland soils within a reasonable distance, an amazing composition of nutrients from the ocean. The inland birds in another region will eat McDonalds and poop some GMO wastes and industrial chemicals into the farmer’s fields. Pick locations carefully.
Now onto mother nature herself giving us a hiccup or two: Many places in the world have permanently damaged natural ground water supplies, which deliver toxic levels of a particular element or toxic levels of many elements, which damages the mineral transport system of human systems.
For example; Bangladesh has incredibly high arsenic in the ground water and over 77 million people using it for bathing or cooking have irreversible heavy metal poisoning.
For example; Many locations in the world have natural ground water sources that are extremely high in fluoride to the point that can deliver incredible and certainly irreversible fluoride poisoning.
Beyond these introductory examples of ‘naturally’ toxic drinking water sources, mankind typically cleans potable water sources with chlorine or now more often, in the USA, chloramines. If we shower in, bath in, and ingest these chlorinated waters sources we lose our cellular iodine, which leads to metabolism failure, and need for robust iodine supplementation. This means that we MUST live close to a relatively clean, non-polluted saline bodies of water, to be capable to swim and rebalance our body’s mineral matrixes. Otherwise quarterly trips to an ocean front for swimming is required to rebalance cellular mineral levels and correctly re-saline the skin.
Finally: The sunshine factor. Let there be light! The winter equinox creates massive light and temperate changes in the polar regions while the sub-tropics and tropics stay relatively warm and very moist year round with large amounts of light. Simple as this, if you enjoy eating dark chocolate, oranges, lemon water and drinking fine espresso then research where those foods grow… and you should live there or at least close enough for a multi-day hike or paddle boat ride to access your gems. If one is incapable of growing the majority of the foods they prefer to eat (fruits, seafood, chocolate, coffee), then one needs to have the awareness and goal setting to change their location and DO IT NOW. As a particular point of energetic balance and wonder is the tropic of cancer at 23.5 degrees N.
Even though this discussion has been lengthy and diverse, I believe it has been enlightening and awareness building. Here are some summary points to assist your life and lifestyle:
If your land locked then start making a plan to get to the ocean as soon as you can. Take frequent trips to wonderful seaside locations and enjoy everything the planet has to offer.
If you live outside the sub-tropics then you will require an infrared sauna or an addiction to exercise (sauna highly recommended to avoid movement while detoxifying). You will also require immense detoxification work, which more often includes some degree of specific heavy metal chelation and long-term vitamin D supplementation.
If your ‘stuck’ inland and can’t afford to travel to coastal areas/sub-tropical zones then your going to need to get these books as permanent inland bibles to keep your body working while being in a region that does not support complex life:
Salt your way to health
Iodine why you need it and can’t live without it
Outside of these ‘If’ statements; we all need to work for ~600 days in advance of moving to a sub-tropical zone to remove enough the polyunsaturated fats out of our skin to be capable of exposing our skin to direct sunlight without sunblock. This work takes the form of a diet and program based off the lifetime work of Dr. Ray Peat, his books can be found here: http://www.airtrainingsystem.com/page/fertility-and-longevity This may sound like we are all in for a mission of paradoxical action, because all the fad diet books and recommendations keep suggesting more nuts/seeds and to use loads of fish oils…! Well I wish I wasn’t always delivering ‘bad news’, but all of this is simply untrue, warm blooded mammals are poisoned by polyunsaturated fats in a severe way. Yikes… time to really stop reading health books and get to a professional for some advice, who isn’t making a mint off the fish oil, powders and nut butters!
You will see me start to Video Blog in the coming months and increase my blogging. See you soon,
Love and more Love
Ps. Everyone who had the courage to read this, please thank Arysta, for she endured my study on this ‘location’ topic, as it was all-consuming and I spoke about this most days for more than one year.