Monday, March 16, 2015

Public Health Issues - Preface

The next article, to be posted tomorrow, has been a long time coming!  It's perhaps one of my best research articles so far, and will hopefully have a positive impact.

Naturists have always been pushing to expand opportunities.  Although "nakations" have been fueling some growth recently, I believe the biggest growth was way back before the 1960's when naturism was part of the health movement.  Back when doctors would sometimes recommend it as a way to rejuvenate health.

Right now, naturism is merely a form of recreation that is often struggling to survive.  Top-freedom is leveraging "equal-rights" and is gaining ground.  The LGBT community has done the same too for their acceptance and rights.  Breastfeeding has advanced the most, by leveraging itself as a matter of public health.

Freehiking, as my research shows, should also be accepted in high-risk areas as a matter of public health.  To clarify, I don't mean in a "health movement" type of way; I mean in a "use of clothing greatly increases your risk of contracting a horrible life-long illness" type of way.  And the little-understood illness is spreading like wildfire, as the article tomorrow will show.

This revelation was actually an afterthought, after I was already deep into the research.  At that point, I decided that it would be best to get it published as soon as possible, to the largest audience that I could.  That didn't happen as I'd hoped.  Here's the timeline of events:

July 2012 - A presentation on the subject, along with meeting someone who's been dealing with the health problems, and along with a few prior close-calls myself (some still visible), prompted me to learn a lot more about it and write what I found, especially since I live in a high-risk area.
March 2013 - Originally written for the blog, I pitch the article to TNS to get it published there first.  They (both Nicky and Mark) say it's something they'd be interested in.
November 2013 - After an extensive re-write, I submit it to TNS.  Nicky says it's too long, and I re-submit to the specifications.
April 2014 - I don't see the article in the Spring issue, so I check in.  Nicky says the Summer issue is all-female-written, so it'll be published in the Autumn issue.
Autumn 2014 - No article.
Winter 2014 - No article.
Spring 2015 - No article.

"High-risk" season is starting right now, and I don't want to go any longer without publishing.  The last thing I want is for TNS to kick the can further down the road, so I'm not checking in about it again.  If both Nicky and Mark simply forgot about the article, then it must not have been very important to them.

I decided to publish here. I apologize that the article has 2-year-old or older references.  Also, that there's no hyper-links within the article.  It was written for the magazine, and I don't want to spend more time updating references and in-lining them into the article.  It's magazine quality: concise, informative, important.  But it has far fewer eyes on it, a year later than I was hoping for.


Rick said...

I'm looking forward to reading your article. I've long felt that there should be more emphasis on fitness and health in naturism and many of my own ideas about naturism have their roots in the early naturist movement which emphasized just that. In the past few years, I've found that the idea of nude recreation as an end in itself has lost some of its appeal.

Anonymous said...

Since you're talking about ticks spreading lyme disease, you should read this article: Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb

Not sure if I can put links so just Google it!

shots = autism said...

There's countless health benefits of walking barefoot outdoors. The book Earthing The most important health discovery ever? explains how being grounded shields organisms from EMFs. Grounding also slows free radical aging because the Earth supplies extra electrons to + ions. This prevents them from stealing an electron from a nearby molecule. Grounding thins the blood & reduces symptoms of many diseases. I've used grounding to heal my cuts faster.

The book is awesome but don’t get grounded with an electrical socket. They’re trying to sell products so naturally they downplay the harmful effects of frequencies that can be present on an outlet ground. The rest of the book (99%) is well worth it. The scientific photos prove that walking barefoot outdoors does help.

You should write an article about grounding.

bras cause cancer said...

Here's the link to a few photos that prove walking barefoot on a conductive surface is healthy: http (://) articles (dot) mercola (dot) com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/04/barefoot-grounding-effect (dot) aspx

grounded vs insulated
The book has many other photos like grounded blood vs insulated blood. I posted the link in a separate comment in case blogger blocks it.

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Hope you join us.