Today i will return a little bit my topic style and talk about something which i really like.
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
So, bioengineering is the junction of Biology and Engineering, this area of science has been responsible for many of the modern marvels we see today in the field of health. To name a few:
- Prostethics (hands, arms, legs, feet)
- Hospital equipment (computer assisted surgery system, 3D ultrasound)
- Molecular level engineering (nanoengineering)
- Cellular level engineering (CRISPR/CAS9)
- Implants (teeth, bones like materials)
- Energetic and environmental machinery (bacteria that phage oil/petroleum, energy from photosynthesis)
But not only that, there is much more that this area do to advance technology. Speaking about bioengineering better, there is more to it than simply biology and engineering, there is medicine and physical sciences (chemistry, physics, mathematics…) too. Today, the main usage of bioengineering is in the field of medicine. And last, but not least, bioengineering can be used in therapeutical (to treat a disease or a symptom of it) and non-therapeutical (to increase health levels) approaches, alongside with the pharmaceutical area.
HISTORY OF BIOENGINEERING AND APPLICATIONS
According to Wikipedia, the term bioengineering was coined in 1954 by British scientist and broadcaster Heinz Wolff. The first biological engineering program was created at Mississippi State University in 1967, making it the first biological engineering curriculum in the United States.
As some example of usage of this field, we will discuss three areas
In medicine bioengineering can be used to treat many diseases, one of the main disease it can treat right now, and will keep improving, is cancer, improving current cancer therapies making them more tolerable and efficient, and creating new solutions.
In energy we have biocells that are capable of energy storage and producing, another thing would be capturing the energy from mechanical movements of bodies, yet another can be using cells mechanism to create energy output.
And last environmental for example something that happened not long ago, the oil accident in Mexico bay, with new technology developed by bioengineers we can tackle the problem of ambiental damage with oil phagic bacteria.
BIOENGINEERING REVOLUTIONARY USE
There are two main usages of bioengineering that i would like to discuss here, they can be considered as completely revolutionary. One is for health and the other one is for aesthetics, the usage of bioengineering technology to develop health solutions would inevitably lead to the usage of the same tech for aesthetical purposes, and that can’t and shouldn’t be ignored, rather thought about in advanced so we know how to handle.
Of course, when i talk about those 2 areas the first is “the most important”, because if you look today for the technology being developed it is much more inclined to medical research, for obvious reasons. One way that aesthetical utilization could be supported is by showing how much return on investment (ROI) this area can bring. Not only that, but aesthetical usage could be a legitimate way of addressing people needs and you can even consider the psychological health aspect of it too.
Now let’s talk more specifically about what revolutionary means i intend when i discuss this topic. First let’s clarify that we are now talking specifically about the utility of bioengineering in human beings, for health reasons. With that in mind we can come up with a theory that what the human body is on a higher level than nanoscale is an aggregation of tissues, from muscular, to bone, skin, organs tissues, etc.
What i propose here is a mean of altering the tissues from the human body on a microscopic level with nanomachines and in a rate that give results within some months and weeks without being noticed, much more like a “white goo”, something out of the realm of human imagination to the sheer reality. And after the usage to transform the tissue the nanomachines could be deported and some could stay for maintence or nothing at all, depending on the will of the client.
But clearly, there are many hurdles to be overcome before we can achieve such amazing technological trick, for instance:
- Development of better AI (this technology can hardly be achieved without AI systems to support the functioning of nanomachines in harmony)
- Development of better detection ways, non-invasive and non-radioactive diagnoses
- Better understanding of diseases in general (this is being worked by global scientific community)
- Funding and coast feasibility (there needs to be interesting in funding this kind of research and its utilization should be coast effective to be feasible)
- Social and scientific community awareness of this possibility being true, and just a matter of how much time we put, effort and money (this needs the support of everyone, but mainly the scientific community)
- And finally, development of the technical ways in which we can create these machines, operate and perfect them, this involves mimetics of machines we already have but in nanoscale and from biosystems; technologies to operate them like quantum computing with some sort of long range communication and algorithms to communicate all the machines in coherence; the perfecting part being just the evolution of an already working technology
All that is VERY HARD to achieve, but not impossible, and certainly plausible, we have time on our favor. Every area needed for this is advancing, these advances bring awareness and drop the prices of these technologies.
One tissue that could be worked very easily, bringing massive results could be bone tissue (this may involve teeth too), actually this area is mainly being neglected, with advances almost always being in the prosthetics field, which is good and should be advanced, but i feel like there is a need to look out more for our own natural biological body, and this technology addresses just that.
Bones are the blue print of the human body, everything from your spine, torso, face, eye levels, legs and arms, are primary defined by your bone structure, change that and you create almost a new person, one can already easily identify why this can be used for health purposes and aesthetical too. There are many ethical implications from the usage of this technology, but all technologies developed by man had good and bad impacts, this should be no different to this tech, and not a reason to not work into this area.
Lately (or in pararell) this could be used to treat cardiac tissue defects, and i mean changing the structure of the organ from the inside out if necessary, not only bringing new pieces of regenerated tissues. For example, mitral valve reconstruction, some nanobots would diagnose the place, take some samples from the cells in the valve, remake it and produce more healthy tissue, reconstruct the valve and make a perfect functioning valve. Alongside with this there could be many others uses in the body as said previously, this is just some example.
A NEW PARADIGM TO SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH
From the perspective of individuals, a changing society and an analysis of what has been working throughout the years and what hasn’t, i would say (and this is just an educated guess) that the junction of Science, Medicine and Health, needs a paradigm shift urgently, otherwise our newest inventions will fail short like our previous inventions, because of a bad usage.
Science is the motor of revolution in medicine, and medicine is used to understand the realm of health, ever since we began to use these, we have been encountering problems along the way, those can be avoided if we develop our awareness to our current situation and future needs.
As society, one needs to do a “Due Diligence” before seeking out medical help, and the medical field should open their mind to new possibilities and see what has been the truth of our world in terms of health, science should be used to give always the maximum benefits, and that can only be achieved with awareness.
One of the failures of the medical field right now is in the utilization of steroids to treat skin problems and other autoimmune diseases. There has been a mess created in the lives of many patients which haven’t taken responsability for the health before, falling down in bad treatments without knowing what they were doing, and medical community which has been blinded to the obvious before they eyes. By no means ever we are going to achieve perfection of medical treatments, so what we have here is less than perfect, which means tendency to failure, so patients need to seek for guidance in a proactive manner.
Which leads to my health update…
So, linking this post with THIS one (where i first have talked about topical steroids use by me), i decided to give an update of my current situation and my future prospects.
List of problems:
- Runny nose (+ sinus and blocky nose)
Basically i had this problem on and off for periods of time, in the middle of this year until the early later half of it, i had this really bad and annoying, but then i found ways to decrease it, to name, changing diet (cutting eggs, i ate 4-5 fried eggs per day), not eating meat for a while (just vegetables and some beans and rice), like 1 or 2 weeks. Initially it helped me restore a better functioning nose, but as i returned to my old habits it attacked me again. Now we are entering the later, later half of the year (from months 9/10 above), i started to change my approach a little (instead of adopting a temporary refined no meat diet), until in october i permanently retired eggs from my diet (that alone gave me great results until nowadays), and in november i reduced the amount of bread to 8 per day (3 at morning, 2 at afternoon, 3 at night). So i think it has been one or two months without nose problems.
- Breathing problems
I never had other problems than the normal allergy to dust “everyone has”, which was ok, until i started having sinus problems at age 13 beyond, somehow in 2014 i had this problem for breathing where i would make sounds and feel air lacking a bit, it looked like asthma, but never i got a diagnostic of it. Anyway, throughout 2014-2015 and 2016, i have been clearing my diet ever more, which led me to not noticing any of this problem in 2016 after the later half of the year, as far as i am concerned. Exercise here helps a lot too (though i stopped completely)
- Bloodshot eyes
Just like runny nose, sinus and blocky nose, i was constantly attacked by symptoms of red eyes, and that same thing i did for the nose worked for my eyes, but i will say that the temporary diet change didn’t stabilize so well my eyes as the october and beyond eggs retiring and diet limiting seem to have helped. It has been one month and my eyes look much more stable than before, and much less inclined to having problems and irritations of sorts.
NOTE: I still eat meat of all sorts, to name, chicken, fish, liver, beef. But i avoid industrial meat (i just have to officially cut, i rarely ever eat it) and fried one. And yes, i want to eliminate this from my diet, as i have in another year, during 1 year time.
- Mouth ulcers
I never wanted to admit to myself that some natural food wouldn’t be always recommended, but i overcame my mindset and started to diminish orange juice intake (i drank 3-4 times per week, 1.8 liter per day), nowadays i drink only once per day about 900 ml which is a lot, i admit, but it is half of what i used to drink, i still drink 3-4 times per week. So it has been 1 month without it, which is really cool, just as a bonus effect of good health, other than that i really feel like alcohol, fast food, biscuits and junk food in general acidify our organism making all types of havoc including mouth ulcers and stomach pain.
NOTE: To this day i’m not entirely sure if pure orange juice (no ice, no sugar, no water) from the fruit really create mouth ulcers, i feel like it is a catalyst to this expression in case you have some impurity on your system, but i don’t know if i came back to drinking 2 liter per day, 7 days a week, if i would get these mouth ulcers, because sometimes i ate some junk food, and 1 week later, boom, mouth ulcer, and the effect may last for months, who knows? I need more time, more testing, more data before saying anything.
- Gas problems
When it comes to gas problems, also known as farts, i kind of have it pretty constantly along all these years, but there are things i do that are very suspicious, and probably are the cause of this problem. My gas problem manifests in the form of holding which leads to discomfort to the extent where i feel some bad pain inside my belly if holding for too long. When i have these attacks it hit me every 25-30 min, usually in social situations, where i have to hold myself because of manners. The things i do that are suspicious is eating always drinking water, and eating lots and lots of breads (gluten) and beans, i kind of feel very dry which leads me to this sense of thirsty, maybe it is because of steroids, i don’t know, but i do drink a lot of water! I have to tackle this during my TSW to see if i can improve.
Anyway i’m ditching the bread.
Since the last post which has been wrote in november, 1, 2015, i have to say as far as i remember i had no stye problem in 2016, neither in the end of 2015. What i think helped me the most for this was the diet change i went trough before november, 2015. I have cutted a lot of shit, lots and lots of junk food, basically i only ate bad stuff if eating fried eggs with bread, bread alone and my lunch (which i will tell bellow all details).
This is a super win, this problem was really annoying and concerning, i felt everytime this shit came, it left my eyes more distorted (and maybe it did), but now i’m long free, and enjoying the ride of liberty from this problem.
- Other problems, skin problems, alopecia areata
Well, with what i have told right now you can see that health is multi layered, what worked for solving some problems doesn’t solve all of them, some problems are more acute (a little mistake can bring them), others need a certain buildup like stye, etc.
Skin wise my seborrheic dermatitis hasn’t got any better, to the contrary, it is slowly getting worse, affecting some other areas of the body, like genitals (it is hard to say that), but how can it improve if i was all this time under topical steroids of the more potent class existing (Clebatosol Proprionate)? I leave this problem to this causation, once i have more data and time off i can see what diet really did to me in this sense, right now i only have 1 week of steroids free.
Alopecia areta, barbae to be more specific (at least that is what my dermatologist told me, even though i don’t have circular patterns in my face, but rather a diffuse loss and thinning), it still on, i have been manifesting some growth all around my face, neck, etc, but i don’t know what could it be, and it seems to have stunted. The growth could be from age itself alone, the fact that sometimes i stopped topical steroids for a while which led to more growth after months, could be due to food, or something else i have no idea, i really don’t know, but i hope to solve this after sometime without steroids, but i’m ready to take a big no and lookout for something else if necessary.
General overview of what i ate during the year and what i binged during the year, with periods
I basically ate/drank during this year
Morning: Bread (normal, with gluten), bread (normal with gluten) with , water, orange juice.
Lunch: Rice, beans, some chicken/meat (usually avoided fried meats), rarely any vegetables.
Night: same as morning.
Hard to believe i did this all year long, basically, but i have excluded so many things from my diet over the years that i really have limited the source of diseases that way, so i can better understand the effects of food in my life and health, anyway, what i ate before was so shitty that it is not even worth to eat. I think i have been really lazy to add more stuff to my diet, but i plan to change that once i have eliminated bread and meat in general, and probably cooked food (rice and beans), i want to approach a raw vegan diet if possible, to see what benefits it can give me, i do not exclude the possibility of a primal diet (or any other really) being positive too, but that will be for other moment.
About my bingings
I can count on the fingers the times i went off track with this strict diet, one was during a friend’s of my mine daughter first year birthday, during this party i drank a lot of alcohol (which all the year long i didn’t before that) and ate a lot of candy, biscuits, cake, some junk food of my country (which is pretty useless to tell, but imagine a fried gluten mass with some chicken meat inside), one week after, boom, mouth ulcer.
Later, one month or two, i started drinking every friday with friends, a lot of alcohol, and eating fried meat too, until one day i drank a wednesday, and after that i rejected to drink at friday, and since then, i haven’t drink, it must be around 1 month.
In the beginning of the year, while working (i left my job in the middle of the year) i would eat some bad stuff others would offer me, and in the university i ate some candy offered to me.
That is it, i haven’t binged more than that in my diet other than this, if my memory is correct. What i can say i did is exaggerate the amount of food i ate in my diet many times, that is a whole other source of binging.
I wanted to finish saying that since 21/11/2016 i do not use topical steroids anymore, i used some during my life, like Omicilon (since i was a kid, to combat mouth ulcer, when they came, it was a sporadic usage), Predisone (oral, when i got sick, sporadic usage too), Nasonex (nasal steroid), since age 11-15 (i can’t remember), until 2013, Advatan (applied to the face, started with eyebrows, from age 12-15 (can’t remember either), until 2014-2015, some other 2 ointment i used behind my ear, i think it had steroids with antibiotics, and last, i used some Topison (it is a protopic, not steroids) at my face for a “short” period of time, about 3-5 months, the same time i started using Therapsor, the most potent steroid of my life, since 10/02/2015 until 28/11/2016. Luckily enough i have maintend a “low” dosage of steroids in a very small area (my scalp only) using at the beginning once per two or three weeks, then once per two weeks, than twice per week, until recently where i used twice per two week, 2x and stopped (my last application was 20/11/2016).
If you are unfortunate to have less than normal health like me, for whatever reason, you are confronted with two choices, try to get better or let it get worse, and if you choose the first option, there are levels and levels of it, the smarter and harder you work, the better your chances to achieve your desired results. Other people will judge your actions, you way of looking, and everything you are and do, but that doesn’t matter, they surely don’t know even a drop about you and your fight, it is up to you to guide your life, do not let yourself be guided by blind men and women, it is you who knows your weakness and strengths, fight for your life!
By the way, this is my blog, sorry if you didn’t come here to see me talking about myself, but i will probably keep doing it, just skip the part where i talk about myself and read the texts i make about topics if you like.