Forty-five years ago, today, the one-hour documentary Nat Hurst, MD: 20th Century American Physician aired on TV (network unknown). Written and directed by Raúl daSilva, it was produced and narrated by Jerry Carr.
The life of prominent African American medical doctor, Nathaniel Hurst, who rose from a poor family to the presidency of both a major hospital and the Monroe County Medical Association.
There is very little written about this production but, I did manage to dig up some data on Nat. ~Vic
Nat received his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1954. He did his internship and residency in internal medicine at Rochester General Hospital. He entered private practice in 1958.
In 1976, Nat was installed as the first African-American president of the Monroe County Medical Society. In 1981, he received the Edward Mott Moore Award, the Medical Society’s highest honor and The Community Leadership Award of the Urban League of Rochester.
Nat was an expertise [sic] in geriatrics, pioneering a number of innovative programs. His interests included giving time to such projects as the Sickle Cell Anemia Project, the Inner City Health Council and the Catholic Interracial Council
Nat left an indelible imprint on Rochester’s medical community, first as an internist in the late 1950s and then as vice president, and president, of the former Park Avenue Hospital medical staff. He is credited with major involvement in the planning, building and operating of Park Ridge Hospital and Nursing Home. He later became director of the hospital’s internal medicine department and subsequently medical director of Park Ridge Hospital.
Birth: December 11, 1919, Suffolk City, VA
Death: December 22, 2000, North Carolina
Buried: White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, NY
Dr. Nathaniel John Hurst
Find A Grave Memorial
Yes. I’m still alive. I wasn’t sure I would be after battling septicemia. That is not something to be trifled with. I had an abscessed tooth rupture on me the night of December 14/15. The details of my desperate attempt to get it pulled is boring but, suffice to say that, with a 103 fever and delirium, I did manage to post here, scribble some instructions for a friend and write out a will. The pain was unimaginable and the dead bacteria my body shed while I was recovering was disgusting. I never could get pain medication and I had a bad reaction to an antibiotic. I have no kind words for the dental industry. It’s taken me six weeks to get my energy levels back to normal. It wasn’t until after my ordeal that I did some reading on toothaches. They can, indeed, kill you. I was scared and I got lucky.
Thank you for all the kind words.
I am battling something that I am not totally sure I will survive. I don’t mean to come across as dramatic but, I need to let readers of this blog know why I won’t be posting. I may return…I may not. I don’t honestly know.
This is, now, effectively, a static blog. I encourage you to read all of my Chris Thomas posts. I have sporadically posted years ago, so, I do have some older posts going back to 2013, I think. Peruse if you wish.
Thank you to all of my readers. You are so appreciated.
[Addendum: I’m not taking this post down as I put it up for a reason. That being said, I am alive and well…and doing the best I can. ~Vic]
I got waylaid by a nasty flu bug that I am still not quite over, yet. Right around Christmas, my neck became very stiff and I had a hard time turning my head from side to side. I visit a chiropractor regularly and this wasn’t spine-related. Having had an allergic reaction to a hair product over a decade ago, I recognized the feeling of lymph node activation. Not good. After my last post on January 14, I was run over by a fully loaded dump truck and didn’t get the license plate number. Fem-fluenza seemed to be altogether fitting and proper after fellow blogger Britchy battled ‘Manbola’.
My new friend gifted me with exhaustion, a sore throat, a strange colored goo-substance in my sinuses and a headache from hell. I can count on one hand how many times in my 52 years I have had a headache. I’m not prone to them. The closest I get is one (or the other) temple will get sore when I need an adjustment. This? My entire skull hurt. My temperature jumped up and down between 99.8 and 101.6, my ears got really hot (there is a joke in there, somewhere) and my eyes ached. I’m not talking scratchy eyes or itchy eyes, I’m talking total eye-socket pain…and, they were hot, too.
There was a three-day stretch where the fever stayed around 101 and eating was just out of the question. I didn’t even have the strength to lift my head, much less chew. My stomach & lungs stayed busy with whatever alien potion was sliding out of my head (which I continue to hack up). In the middle of this waking nightmare, there was entertainment…1000s of channels to stare at while your brain cooks, your eyes weep, your nose runs and you fade in & out of consciousness.
I happened to be catching a repeat episode of Forensic Files on HLN in a lucid moment and came to a common sense conclusion despite my condition. I’m not fond of the last name Peterson. I will explain further.
The particular episode I am referring to is about Michael Peterson and the murder of his wife Kathleen. He was a novelist, wrote columns in the Durham Herald-Sun and was, supposedly, a Marine Vietnam Veteran. The murder took place in Durham in December 2001 and he was convicted in October 2003. There is still some question as to whether or not he was guilty for another woman’s death but, I’m not going to cover his case here. During the show, it hit me. That last name…
I’m sure everyone remembers the Scott Peterson/Laci Peterson murder case. He was convicted in 2004 and sits on death row at San Quentin awaiting a lethal injection while his case is being appealed to California’s Supreme Court. Then…there’s ex-cop Drew Peterson. He came on the scene when his fourth wife Stacy disappeared without a trace in 2007. That lead to a re-opening of his third wife’s death, Kathleen, in 2003. He was convicted of her murder in 2012 and got added time at Terre Haute Penitentiary for attempting to have the Prosecutor in his case killed. What a charmer he is.
After the episode was over, all I could think was “Don’t marry anyone with the last name Peterson, especially if your name is Kathleen.” Sheesh.
A PDF Essay From: The Chris Thomas Files
We have travelled a long way along the path to achieving soul re-integration. Many millions of people are ready, or nearly ready, to make the final step into full consciousness. Just when we will, collectively, make that final step is still not fully determined. When the time is right, we will all take that step together. In order to be “ready” to take that final step, we need to be as clean and clear of all of our “issues” as it is possible to be. We need this full clearance in order to make enough “space” to allow the higher self unrestricted access into the physical body. So what are these “issues” and how do we clear them? How do I know if I have any unresolved “issues”? The answer is within the body itself…symptoms of ill-health.
The Root Causes of Illness
To understand the root causes of illness, we need to first understand how the body works and, more importantly, how the soul, the higher self, uses the body to communicate to us. The author has worked as a healer and a psychic surgeon for over thirty years, exploring how symptoms of illness arise, how they can be healed and how the body can be brought back into balance. Essentially, that is what an illness is…an imbalance in the energy patterns of the body. Bring the energies back to balance and the symptoms of illness disappear. It really is that simple.
When we first divided the soul into two, 7,000 years ago, forming the physical self and the higher self, we also provided ourselves with a “route-map” of how we determined if we were following the dictates of the higher self and lived through the experiences that we had planned for each successive lifetime. This “route-map” is given form through the body’s seven primary chakras.
The Seven Primary Chakras
Over the 7,000 years of the Human Plan, many individuals, and many cultures, have been aware of the chakras and the function they play in our everyday lives. Unfortunately, when the knowledge of the chakras was brought to the west, that knowledge became “westernised” and watered down into something romantic. In many, many instances, the true connection that the chakras have between the body and the soul have become lost.
The seven primary chakras are located on the spine and not in individual organs. The chakras look like “ice-cream-cones” of energy, spinning vortices, and not like a rose or a lotus blossom opening. There has also been a great deal of speculation as to the number of chakras ranging from 4 to 13, all located somewhere along the spine. There are only 7 primary chakras along the spine, however, there are a total of 238 chakras located in the body and these additional 231 are usually known as the acupuncture points [or meridians].
The body is constructed around the soul with the main concentration of soul energy being down the spine. At relevant positions along the spine, the soul energy opens up into distinct vortices of energy and each of these vortices (chakras) relates to specific organs and to specific regions of our lives. Every single person on the planet has these chakras in exactly the same location and, each chakra relates to the same organs and the same regions of our lives. Nobody is any different.
The First Chakra
The first chakra is located at the very bottom of the spine. The energy flow from the soul is directed from the higher self through the top of the head and down the spine. That soul energy then connects into the planet’s own consciousness energy through the first chakra. This is why this chakra is also sometimes known as the “root” chakra as it literally “roots” the soul to the planet. As this chakra’s primary function is to connect us with the planet, it deals with our sense of security. This is the chakra that deals with our “fight or flight” response to whatever situation we find ourselves in. This first chakra relates to the skin, the muscles and to the skeleton. It also relates to the kidneys, the urinary tract and the adrenal glands.
The way in which it works is this:
If we are in a situation where we feel mildly insecure (stressed) and we want someone to give us reassurance, the skin becomes affected with eczema. If we are not reassured, the muscles become stiff. If we feel insecure over a prolonged period of time, the skeleton (particularly the spine) becomes affected resulting in osteoporosis. The first chakra can also become imbalanced in more immediate ways through the kidneys and urinary tract. If we suddenly feel insecure and do not know where to turn for reassurance, we can urinate. This is why the young and the elderly can become incontinent.
There are several ways in which the first chakra can be re-balanced…doing something practical, something that makes us feel “grounded”. This can be things like washing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher, taking up a hobby such as sewing or carpentry…walking in a garden, particularly in bare feet, to help re-connect with the ground. Use a meditation that works with and re-balances all of the chakras, paying particular attention to the first chakra. [Note: If you use a chakra balancing meditation, you must balance all of the chakras during the meditation. It is no good just working on one chakra. All must be worked on or you will create a greater imbalance in the energies of the chakras.]
The Second Chakra
The second chakra, also called the sacral chakra, is located where the spine meets the pelvis and opens equally both front and back of the spine. In other words, the vortex of energy extends to the front as well as to the back of the spine. In order to avoid confusion, the illustration above only shows the back view. This chakra relates to the lower spine, the pelvis, uterus and ovaries in women and, testicles and prostate in men.
The second chakra has two functions, primary and secondary. Its primary function is to do with our creativity and its secondary function is with our sexual (husband and wife-type) relationships. Virtually all of the problems people experience with this chakra are connected to relationship problems.
Lower back pain is short-term insecurity within a relationship. Hip pain is long-term insecurity within a relationship. Problems with the ovaries and/or the uterus are related to the withdrawal of a woman’s sense of nurture from a relationship. Problems with the testes and the prostate are related to a man’s withdrawal from a relationship.
All of these relationship problems can be overcome if you begin to work with the chakra’s primary function by taking up a creative hobby. The deeper the relationship problems, the more creative you will need to become to overcome the physical symptoms. You will also need to make use of the giveaway – see below.
The Third Chakra
The third chakra, also called the solar plexus chakra, is located just above the tummy button. Again, it is located on the spine and opens equally front and back of the body. The primary function is to do with personal power and its secondary function is to do with the emotions we either do, or do not, express in personal power situations. The chakra relates to the mid to lower spine, the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen and, through the spleen, the lower body lymphatic system, the stomach and, both large and small intestines.
To continue reading (it’s 12 pages), download the PDF version HERE.
[Note: This PDF was originally posted on the One-Vibration Forum on December 4, 2011.]
A PDF Essay From: The Chris Thomas Files
We are all aware of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) but, very few of us actually know what it does in the cell structures of the body. Medically, it is described as:
“The very long molecule that winds up to form a chromosome and that contains the complete code for the automatic construction of the body. The molecule has a double helix skeleton of alternating sugars (deoxyribose) and phosphates…”
But this is far from being the whole story.
In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of workshops being offered, sometimes at considerable expense, to help people raise their number of DNA strands from the traditional two to twelve. So, what is the benefit of changing our DNA in this way? Is it a benefit, or even desirable, to change the coding “for the automatic construction of the body”? To understand these questions, we first must understand what DNA actually is.
The Construction of the Human Body
We are used to hearing from scientists that the body is a collection of cells which seem to follow some sort of pattern, of which DNA plays a part, and somewhere or other, we have a consciousness. From a religious viewpoint, we are told that we are a body that has, somewhere or other, a soul. The terms “consciousness” and “soul” mean very much the same thing but, are used separately to differentiate between the scientific view and the religious view. Most people believe that we are a body that has a soul (consciousness) but, are unsure of where that soul is. The reality is that we are a soul that builds for itself a body…not a body that has a soul but, a soul that has a body.
In order for the soul to take on a physical body, it borrows the “etheric template” of a human body, makes a copy and begins to build the body inside the womb. When the father’s sperm meets the mother’s egg, an automatic process is begun that is a function of the fertilisation process (the soul does not connect at this stage) and all that really happens is that the egg begins to divide. From both parents, the new foetus “borrows” some aspects of both parent’s DNA. These are basic characteristics such as skin colour and hair colour…no more than that, everything else about the foetus is determined by the soul of the incoming child. After about 800 cell divisions, the soul of the foetus makes its first connection to the growing bundle of dividing cells. At this stage, the soul is not connected to the cells but, begins to imprint the etheric template. After about 16 days, the soul’s connection to the foetus begins to strengthen and it is at this stage that DNA begins to play its role.
At this stage in a foetus’s development, DNA breaks down into 2 separate parts:
 Seventy-five percent of the total DNA is the storage of memories from past lives. If an experience in a past life needs to be resolved within the body during this lifetime then, the memories of that past life trauma are added at this point. These memories can take the form of a disability, such as a missing limb or, they can be as a result of the past life event imprinted into the body for this life. For example, if a previous life ended by your being shot to death, the memory of the bullet wounds can show themselves as moles on the skin.
 The remaining 25 percent of the total DNA is needed to construct the physical tissues of the body around the etheric template. As the foetus grows, this percentage gradually drops until, at birth, only about ten percent is needed to continue the body’s development. At puberty, when the body has effectively stopped growing, the percentage drops to about three percent. This three percent is the amount of DNA that keeps the body functioning for the remainder of its life. When doctors claim that they have worked out how DNA works, it is this three percent of which they speak whilst claiming that the remaining 97 percent is “junk”.
However, from puberty onwards, the function of DNA breaks down like this:
 Seventy-five percent is the storage of past life memories.
 Three percent maintains the body’s physical processes.
 Twenty-two percent records memories of the events that take place in this lifetime.
Physical memories are only stored in the brain for very short-term periods, only a couple of years at most. Long term memory is stored within the DNA. This is the reason why the elderly can remember very little of their recent lives but, can remember their earlier life in great detail. As the cell structures of the brain begin to break down as we become older, much of the short-term memory is lost whereas the long-term, DNA, memory is fully intact and becomes easier for the elderly to access these memories as their brain cells become less efficient. This is the actual make up of DNA. It is principally memory.
The Higher Self and The Physical Self
A Human Being is defined, by the Earth, as a physical being that contains the whole of the soul. When we first came to Atlantis, this is the state in which humans were. However, we encountered problems and, eventually, decided to divide the soul into two parts. The soul was to be divided into the “physical self”, about 25 percent of the total soul and, the “higher self”, the remaining 75 percent of the soul. This division took place about 7,000 years ago and we have been in this divided state ever since (see Synthesis). However, we set ourselves a time limit of 7,000 years to find a way to re-merge the two aspects of the soul back into the physical body. This is the process we are currently undergoing.
To understand what this means, we need to take a further look at the body/soul connection. As can be seen from earlier, the soul begins to make a very tentative connection with the growing foetus at about 800 cell divisions following egg fertilisation. The connection of the soul to the developing foetus remains limited until about 16 weeks into the pregnancy. As the foetus develops in the womb, all of the past life memories, or disabilities, are incorporated. After about 16 weeks, the soul decides whether all of the memories to be incorporated into the foetus have worked correctly. If they have not incorporated correctly, the foetus is miscarried. If incorporated correctly, the soul begins to draw itself into the body.
This drawing into the body by the soul has three stages:
 At about 16 weeks, the foetus is given life and begins to respond to the mother.
 At birth, or just before, enough of the soul is drawn into the body to be independent of the mother.
 At puberty, the final piece of the soul, that is to be incorporated into the body for this lifetime, is drawn in.
The soul is not located in a particular region of the body. The soul infuses every single body cell. The body takes the shape of the soul and the soul inhabits the body…or, at least, the “physical aspect” of the soul inhabits the body. The “higher aspect”, or higher self, remains outside of the physical body but, very closely connected with it.
However, in this lifetime, we are re-writing the rules.
To continue reading (it’s 12 pages), download the PDF version HERE.
[Note: This PDF was originally posted on the One-Vibration Forum on October 4, 2011.]
Update: The damn meters made it to my town. Luckily, I was home when the person showed up to install them. I had already petitioned Duke Energy to delay installation (they were still figuring out a deferment plan and were using South Carolina as an example to follow) and I made sure the person knew that. They were aware. I pushed forward for a medical exemption…and got it. When the second person showed up three months later, they stopped and showed me that it was a non-smart meter. I’m suspicious that Duke Energy is lying but, so far, no health issues, no jacked-up power bills and, thank goodness, no burnt down house.
Smart meters are bad news. Seriously. These things should be outlawed. Not only have there been reports of skyrocketing bills and privacy invasion but, the radiation that these things give off can ravage your health. If you refuse and say no to the installation of one, you are charged a one time hefty fee and a monthly charge. Nice, huh?
This technology has destroyed jobs because they don’t need to be read by a human. They just transmit their data and boom, the power company knows how much power you are using. Apparently, they can also tell which appliance(s) you are using and there is the potential to, say, shut off your appliance(s) or cut your overall power when they determine that you are using too much. They might have the ability to know when you are home and when you are not. Talk about Big Brother.
Stop Smart Meters is a terrific website with lots of information. It is a gateway to all things “Smart Meter” and “EMF”. Check it out.
Dr. David O. Carpenter, below, Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, former head of the New York State Dept. of Public Health and is a graduate of Harvard Medical School warns of the health dangers:
This video shows how aluminum foil can block the radiation:
Aluminum mesh does the same:
You can buy a Smart Meter Guard but, he’s charging $100:
A Glendale, CA, woman was persistent and got her analog meter put back on. I don’t know if the city is charging her a fee for having that done but, her health was a definite issue: