Listening to Dr Zach Bush MD in this interview with Del Bigtree from the HighWire talk show and his enthusiasm with his learning through life and his medical studies, I was reminded of the book by Elisabet Sahtouris called Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution. Everything is connected and our planet loves bio-diversity and balance.
In her chapter on Ecological Ethics, Elisabet says, ” We have seen that no species can evolve apart from its co-evolution with all other species — meaning that all have played their role in our evolution. If we look at co-evolving living systems through eyes other than our own, we will quickly see that we have no more reason to consider ourselves a supreme form of life than have others. Recall that mitochondria and chloroplasts, descended from ancient bacteria, make up half the weight of all plant and animal cells, causing Lewis Thomas to call us giant taxis for bacteria to get around in. Joking aside, the world from a bacterial point of view is indeed arranged nicely for bacterial survival.”
“And so all these forms of Gaian life — bacteria, fungi, plants and animals — could find reason to see themselves as superior to the others. Even rock, for that matter, could see the the whole world as nothing more than its own dance, its endless transformation into living creatures and back into rock. … And so the Earth’s rocky crust, itself formerly stardust, has reason to see the bacteria, protists, plants, and animals created in its metabolic dance as its own inventions, meant to serve its needs.
We humans, from all these perspectives, would be considered late-comers — an upstart species coming in to upset the whole dance by killing off or endangering others as we make war on all five kingdoms including our own, as well as the crustal formations.
Yet we alone are capable of holding a truly broad worldview that represents the whole of nature and includes all possible points of view in addition to our own, as we just saw.”
Dr Zach Bush describes very well how wrong ways of treating nature turns into disasterous consequences for the environment and humanity! He asks us to see the beauty that is around us in life and others and to live life with that in mind and heart.
Dr Zach talks about agricultural toxicity together with massive air pollution which created hypoxic/hypoxemic injury in the people who died from this #coronavirus in 2020 in Wuhan, northern Italy and New York. The following is from https://www.medicinenet.com/hypoxia_and_hypoxemia/article.htm
- Hypoxia is a condition or state in which the supply of oxygen is insufficient for normal life functions; hypoxemia is a condition or state where there is a low arterial oxygen supply — in some publications these terms are used interchangeably.
- There are a variety of causes and potential causes of any type of hypoxia.
- Symptoms of hypoxia and/or hypoxemia may be acute or chronic and vary in intensity from mild to severe. Common acute symptoms are:
- Severe symptoms include:
- Hypoxia or hypoxemia symptoms in children may be mouth breathing and drooling.
- In general, hypoxia and/or hypoxemia is diagnosed by physical examination and by using oxygen monitors (pulse oximeters), determining, oxygen level in a blood gas sample and may include pulmonary function tests.
- Treatment for hypoxia and/or hypoxemia is to give additional oxygen to the patient and into the environment or the body (blood) as quickly as possible. Techniques vary widely according to the patient’s condition, but may include oxygen by face mask or nasal cannula, mechanical ventilation (intubation), hyperbaric chamber, or other devices or medicines to open airways.
- Hypoxia and/or hypoxemia may be prevented in some individuals by avoiding circumstances that reduce oxygen concentration in the environments or by providing oxygen before symptoms develop. People with asthma can prevent hypoxia/hypoxemia symptoms by taking certain medications on a regular basis as prescribed by their doctor.
What is hypoxia and hypoxemia?
- Hypoxia is a condition or state in which the supply of oxygen is insufficient for normal life functions.
- Hypoxemia is a condition or state in which there is a low arterial oxygen supply.
- Hypoxia is sometimes used to describe both states (hypoxia and hypoxemia).
- Within the body, hypoxemia can lead to hypoxia (tissue hypoxia) in various tissues and organs with the most severe being cerebral hypoxia that can rapidly result in brain damage or death.
- Conversely, if a person experiences environmental hypoxia (low or absent oxygen in the environment from high altitudes or drowning, for example), the person can develop hypoxemia.