Ears & Yellow Fat Disease
Lipofuscin accumulates in the ears as well as many other parts of the body.
It’s the cause of Broad-Spectrum Yellow Fat Disease (cumulative lipofuscinosis).
Lipofuscin is often associated with “aging,” but I beg to differ.
It’s not the length of the journey that breaks us down — it’s the condition of the roadway.
Are we driving on a freshly-paved freeway or are we on the Highway to Hell full of potholes and cracks?
Aging is different than “forty miles of bad road.”
There’s a big difference between biological age and chronological age.
There’s a magnitude of difference between quantum time and linear time.
The following Wikipedia paragraph is about fish and shellfish, but it applies to land animals (including human beings) too.
My point about “aging” is verified in the last sentence.
According to Wikipedia (last edited Jan. 6, 2018) …
“Lipofuscin quantification is used for age determination in various crustaceans such as lobsters and spiny lobsters. Since these animals lack bony parts, they cannot be aged in the same way as bony fish, in which annual increments in the ear-bones or otoliths are commonly used. Age determination of fish and shellfish is a fundamental step in generating basic biological data such as growth curves, and is needed for many stock assessment methods. Several studies have indicated that quantifying the amount of lipofuscin present in the eye-stalks of various crustaceans can give an index of their age. This method has not yet been widely applied in fisheries management mainly due to problems in relating lipofuscin levels in wild-caught animals with accumulation curves derived from aquarium-reared animals.”
Why is there a difference between lipofuscin levels in wild-caught animals and aquarium-reared ones?
It’s what they’re EATING.
It’s close to the same in humans, except — because we have frontal lobes — it’s what we’re THINKING and EATING.
Foods that don’t serve us and non-task memories spell Double Trouble!
T. Ishii (“The fine structure of lipofuscin in the human inner ear,” Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, May 1977) wrote …
“Lipofuscin is morphologically an irregularly shaped, membrane-bound inclusion consisting of an electron-dense structure. The most common component was a fine, granular, osmiophilic substance which was always associated with a homogenous, spherical structure resembling a lipid droplet. The combination of these two components was frequently observed in the human inner ear. Distended inclusions containing lipofuscin components were also observed within the supporting cells, saccular, utricular and ampullar wall, the epithelial cells of the transitional zone and in the dark cells. Lipofuscin is closely associated with lysosome and is known to accumulate in the tissue as a result of aging. The high lysosomal activity possibly may result in lipofuscin formation in the human inner ears. Also some other unknown metabolic conditions may provide the deposits of lipofuscin.
P.S.: Did anyone notice something else mentioned in the Wikipedia article?
Otoliths — ear rocks.
Otoliths are in the pineal gland too — brain sand.
Otoliths are important for both our Third Eye and our Third Ear.
Don’t let them ferment.
May 19, 2018 @ 1:28 am Atom
Medical Amnesia: The adrenal medulla is mostly in the skin.
The innermost adrenal glands are also the outermost adrenal glands.
May 19, 2018 @ 5:18 pm Atom
Re: Atom, speaking of amnesia, I understand that dementia might be related to the fact that the soles of her feet are often cold. Is there something to that and aside from eating in time, are there foods to focus upon?
Except for oranges at Spleen-Pancreas Time, it’s more about MINIMIZING foods, supplements, and drugs responsible for dementia.
Avoiding them is impossible, but minimizing them isn’t.
This MINIMIZE LIST is incomplete, but lists many of the major players …
AFLATOXIN / agar / algal oil / alginate (alginic acid) / ALPHA-LINOLENIC ACID (ALA) / alum (potassium alum, sodium alum, ammonium alum) / arginine amino acid / benzoic acid / bisphenol-A / BLACK PEPPER / blue light / bromide / calcium pyrophosphate / CANNABIS / CARRAGEENAN / chloride / citrulline / COD LIVER OIL / colloidal silver / CORTISOL / cysteine amino acid / cystine amino acid / DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID (DHA) / docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) / EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID (EPA) / endogenous opioids (endorphins, enkephalins, dynorphins, etc.) / ESTROGEN (protein deficiency and low thyroid favor its accumulation) / fermented foods / FISH OIL / FLAXSEED OIL (linseed oil) / FLUORINE (calcium fluoride, sodium fluoride, stannous fluoride) / free form amino acids (with the possible exception of glycine) / glucosamine sulfate / GOITROGENS / HEMP OIL / histidine amino acid / hops / horsetail silica / interesterfied fat / iodine / iron (and other heavy metals) / konjac / KRILL OIL / LACTIC ACID / lard (fed polyunsaturated &/or highly unsaturated fatty acids) / leafy green vegetables (when RAW) / lectins (carbohydrate-binding proteins) / leptin (satiety hormone) / lignin / lithium / MARGARINE / melatonin / melted cheese / methionine amino acid / monosodium glutamate / niacin (but not niacinamide) / NITRATE / NITRIC OXIDE (stimulated by blue and UV light) / NITRITE / oat bran (whole oats are OK) / omega-3 eggs / oxalic acid / pectin / PHYTOESTROGENS / phytic acid (IP6) / POPCORN / POTASSIUM BROMATE / POTASSIUM IODATE / pullulan / raw green vegetables (except for most fruit-vegetables like cucumbers, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, etc.) / rice bran / salicylates / salicylic acid / SEROTONIN / SILICA (silicon dioxide) / sodium benzoate / sorbitol / SOY (and most of its products, including soy lecithin) / SQUID OIL / starch (unless thoroughly cooked) / stearidonic acid (SDA) / sulfite / sulfur dioxide / SUNBURN / titanium dioxide / TRANS FATTY ACIDS / tryptophan amino acid / vegetable gums (acacia, carrageenan, cellulose, guar gum, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, etc. Carrageenan is by far the most toxic of the vegetable gums. The others are mostly “nuisances.”) / wheat bran / WORRY / X-RAYS / xylitol / yogurt (except authentic Greek yogurt)
Cold feet can be a sign of “aging,” especially if (1) callused and/or (2) having less-than-healthy toenails.
June 13, 2018 @ 11:35 am Sean
Bless you brother Atom!