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Toxoplasmosis and Risk-Taking: Suggested Clinical Trials . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 26 September 2017

  • TOXOPLASMA GONDII INFECTION MAY MAKE HUMANS MORE RISK-TAKING
  • SUGGESTED CLINICAL TRIALS
    • The Risk-Taking Subtype of Antisocial Personality Disorder Patients and Toxoplasmosis
    • Delinquency or HIV / AIDS and Toxoplasmosis
    • Smoking, Alcohol Addiction, or Recreational Drug Addiction and Toxoplasmosis
    • Bad Driving and Toxoplasmosis
  • FUTURE TOXOPLASMOSIS TESTING AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Dear Ones,

TOXOPLASMA GONDII INFECTION MAY MAKE HUMANS MORE RISK-TAKING

I was just reading about our commensal micro-organisms, and I found out there’s a Protozoan called Toxoplasma gondii that is found in 22-84 percent of humans. (1)

In the United States, about 11% of the population is infected with Toxoplasma gondii (2), whereas in France, the infection rate is 84%. (3) Incidence is higher in developed countries.

Apparently, infection with this Protozoan makes humans more risk-taking (less risk-averse). (1)

SUGGESTED CLINICAL TRIALS

The Risk-Taking Subtype of Antisocial Personality Disorder Patients and Toxoplasmosis

One subtype of antisocial personalities is ‘risk-taking’ …

Subtype: “Risk-taking antisocial (including histrionic features)”
Features: “Dauntless, venturesome, intrepid, bold, audacious, daring; reckless, foolhardy, heedless; unfazed by hazard; pursues perilous ventures.”

–from Link: “Antisocial Personality Disorder,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisocial_personality_disorder … WP:CC BY-SA ..

Thus it might be good to run a clinical trial on patients diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder, Subtype Risk-taking to determine the incidence of toxoplasmosis.

Delinquency or HIV / AIDS and Toxoplasmosis

I’ve read that in HIV / AIDS patients, toxoplasmosis can cause serious or even fatal illness. (3)

There is some association of HIV / AIDS infection with delinquency and risk-taking. (4)

For instance, I’ve read that various stages of HIV / AIDS are associated with different levels of risk-taking with regard to the disease. For instance, high risk behaviors precede testing positive. Once there is a positive test, then risk reducing behaviors may take place. If the disease is quiescent, then a patient may, to some extent, resume risk taking behaviors. Then if AIDS is diagnosed, risk reducing behaviors may resume. (5)

If the disease of toxoplasmosis itself contributes to risk taking, and contraction of HIV associates to risk-taking, then there might be a personality trait of risk taking, and a disease producing risk-taking behavior that aggravates the underlying personality trait.

Thus, theoretically, if HIV / AIDS patients also have toxoplasmosis, treatment for toxoplasmosis might prolong their lives by ceasing to aggravate the risk-taking personality trait.

Thus It might be helpful to run a clinical trial on incidence of toxoplasmosis among delinquents, and among HIV / AIDS patients, to see if there is a higher incidence in these populations.

Smoking, Alcohol Addiction, or Recreational Drug Addiction and Toxoplasmosis

It would make sense to run a clinical trial on addicts, whether to nicotene, to alcohol, or to recreational drugs, to determine whether toxoplasmosis plays a role in these risk-taking behaviors.

Bad Drivers and Toxoplasmosis

On the assumption that bad drivers may be people with risk-taking personalities, it might be good to run a clinical trial on this population, to see if toxoplasmosis plays a role in bad driving.

FUTURE TOXOPLASMOSIS TESTING AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS

If any of the above populations turn out to have a higher incidence of toxoplasmosis, then testing and treating them as needed (6) might be undertaken in future.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

For a complete list of my blogs and compendiums on HIV / AIDS see … Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

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FOOTNOTES

(1) See Link: “The Organisms That Make Us Who We Are,” in IFLScience … http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/organisms-make-us-who-we-are/ … see the subheading: “Organisms that Can Alter Your Behavior?”

(2) See Link: “Parasites – Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma infection),” by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/epi.html ..

(3) See Link: “Toxoplasma gondii” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasma_gondii ..

(4) See Link: “AIDS knowledge, condom attitudes, and risk-taking sexual behavior of substance-abusing juvenile offenders on probation or parole,” by Robertson A …, Levin ML. in AIDS Educ Prev. 1999 Oct;11(5):450-61 … https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10555628 ..

(5) See Link: “Changes in Transmission Risk Behaviors Across Stages of HIV Diseases Among People Living with HIV / AIDS,” by Lisa A. Eaton and Seth C. Kalichman, in J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2013 Jan 31. Published in final edited form as: J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2009 Jan-Feb; 20(1): 39-49. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2008.10.005 … https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC35604012/ ..

(6) See … http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/toxoplasmosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20338305 ..

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Afterlife: Astral Plane . by the Theosophists, with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 7 July 2015
Previously titled: Afterlife: Astral Plane … by the Theosophists

Dear Ones,

The below-referenced account of the astral plane encountered in the afterlife is useful in an Ascension context, because we are experiencing the same terrain while in physical form. Further, the same lessons can be learned from it as might be learned by a human being who is ‘in the know’ after passing from physical form.

And, the same navigational caveats and goals apply as we get to know the astral plane while in physical form. We are passing from the lower to the higher astral planes now, and it is good to know the how and wherefore of it.

The account is from Arthur E. Powell’s book “The Astral Body and Other Phenomena.” To preserve their copyright I must provide the reference rather than including the quotation. I hope this will not deter the reader from looking up the passage …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book edition 1973, copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965 … “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” page 125, second full paragraph (beginning “It is of …”) through the fourth full paragraph on page 129 (ending “… impose upon himself”).

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Incarnational Soul Clearing . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 23 June 2015; revised

  • AN ASTRAL STORY: REMINISCENCES OF A KOREAN WAR VETERAN
  • GRIEF AND A SMOKING HABIT
  • WAR MOVIES AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
  • SPIRIT GUIDES, THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO HEAL SOUL WOUNDING, AND AN INCARNATIONAL PREDICTION

Dear Ones,

AN ASTRAL STORY: REMINISCENCES OF A KOREAN WAR VETERAN

On the clair plane, I was in touch with a dear gentleman recently, who was a veteran, I think, of the Korean War. The war experience was pretty grim, I gather, but he remembered fondly the camaraderie of his friends in his troop.

GRIEF AND A SMOKING HABIT

Because of the burden of his Soul wounding from the war, he had taken up smoking. Smoking soothes the spirit because when we inhale, we do what is called in yoga ‘long, deep breathing’. That was a good effect of smoking. But on the other hand, the smoke is not healthy for the lungs, and so he developed a lung problem.

His wife had passed on recently, of complications due to second-hand smoke inhalation. He was a smoker, and he blamed himself for her passing. So from this, he was feeling sorrow, and grief, and a little guilt, and sometimes these feelings would overwhelm him, though mostly he carried on very bravely.

WAR MOVIES AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

He was a retired person, and every day he relived his war experience through watching war movies. That reminded him of the camaraderie of his fellow soldiers, and so that was good. Also, when he turned the movie off, he could see that he was no longer at war … all was peaceful around him. And so that was good too. However, the everyday reliving of his Soul wounding kept bringing up these sad experiences, and that was bad for his emotional health; it ratcheted up on fear and upset.

SPIRIT GUIDES, THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO HEAL SOUL WOUNDING, AND AN INCARNATIONAL PREDICTION

This brave and gentle man did his best to cope with his early war experience, However, the technology was not there to completely clear him of his Soul wounding, and so, he passed on recently.

On the astral plane, our angels and Spirit guides do have such technology, and I feel certain his Soul is on the mend now. My guess is, his next incarnation (which may be sooner than we think!) will be full of love and peace and happiness.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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