With a background in analytical chemistry combined with his internal medicine career, Dr. David W. Smith has insight into energy interactions to the human body, which have proven useful in studying Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In the first half, he discussed his fascinating 15-year journey discovering, studying, and commercializing the Q-Collar and other world-changing inventions and how examples from nature paved the way. TBI can come about in various ways, though typically, it's from an impact blow. Examples include an IED explosion injuring a soldier, and a concussion to a football player. Looking at the anatomy of creatures highly tolerant of g-forces such as the woodpecker and head-ramming sheep led Smith to invent the Q-Collar.
Wearing the Q-Collar causes an increase of blood into the brain, which holds it in place like a cushion or airbag, he explained. While the Q-Collar doesn't help those who already have a TBI, it could work as a preventative for someone who works in an occupation where they are more at risk for this, he detailed. His SAGE Rebreather invention, however, does work to mitigate the effects of TBI, he said, and also helps with altitude sickness and sleep apnea through increasing CO2 levels which promotes breathing.
In the latter half, C2C's investigative reporter Cheryll Jones featured her interview with gemologist Leela Hutchison about her exploration of the Crystal Caves in Mexico. Hutchison was one of the first explorers to enter the Giant Selenite Crystal Caves found in the Naica Mine of southern Chihuahua in January 2001 (pictured above). The immense crystals are among the largest found on the planet (up to 13 ft. tall) and may be as old as 550,000 years, she marveled. The crystals were shaped like shark's teeth and pylons, and as she explored and took photos, she dealt with extreme heat in the environment and also heard a mysterious hum.
One of the fascinating discoveries about the selenite crystals is that microbes were dormant inside of them and may have stayed alive for 50-60,000 years. The microbes are not seen anywhere else on Earth and bear some resemblance to mushrooms, she added. The crystals can function like giant transmitters and receivers of information, she told Cheryll, and could be considered to have a kind of sentience. Atlantis was said to use crystals for their technology, and Hutchison speculated that the caves could have served as nurseries for the ancient civilization of lore. A Japanese scientist mapped out frequencies of various gemstones, and how they relate to healing. Hutchison reported that crystals charged with intention can be used for manifestation.
During the last half-hour, George shared his reading of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart.
News segment guests: Christian Wilde, Cal Orey