It seems apparent one of the worst things a thal can do is get caught up in the medical system, especially since Rockefeller and his ilk succeeded in killing holistic medicine and naturopathy for the sake of profit. Since then you can pretty much guarantee your health by doing the opposite of what any medical practitioner or nutritionist instructs. Cholesterol is good for you, wheat and sugar are bad, eating fat is protective against heart disease, etc. Thals have different nutritional needs and are genetically more sensitive to adverse reactions from medications. This is speculative, but I’m thinking there is likely considerable overlap between the 30% of people with the MTHFR mutation and those with a higher incidence of thalishness than the general population. MTHFR is an SNP involved in the metabolism of B vitamins, and MTHFR polymorphisms have been linked to all sorts of health problems. Theoretically I think it’s possible that back in the hunter gatherer days, if that mutation occurred naturally and not later on as the result of some dysgenic mismatch of hybridized parts, it developed as a positive evolutionary expression of the lifestyle and diet. I have no source for this and it could be wrong, but I suspect meat is a source of B vitamins that’s easily metabolized in those lacking the ability to methylate fully. The MTHFR SNP is also associated with autism, and I know autism is something that’s been linked to thals by mainstream science. A lot of medications (proton pump inhibitors, birth control, etc) further block the absorption of B12, and taking those can spell complete disaster for MTHFR mutants over a long enough period of time. Another SNP of note is the CYP class, which has to do with the metabolization of medication in general. Awareness of this is just starting to seep into public consciousness, though it’s still being treated as pseudoscience by academia because it’s true. CYP enzymes metabolize all meds from steroids to antidepressants, and an unknowable percentage of the population has polymorphisms in one or more of these that results in altered metabolization, which increases the likelihood of adverse reactions, or less euphemistically, increases the ways in which the med will inevitably fuck a person up. I suspect there’s an overlap with this population and thals as well. I came across a study a while ago that postulated people with the connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome tend to have at least one of these SNPs. People with EDS have notoriously strange reactions to medications, and this is (one of many disorders) that has a higher incidence of occurrence in people of Ashkenazi ancestry. Also, these people tend to have some interesting facial features generally speaking. Maxillary prognathism, receding chin, a tendency to be unusually tall, you get the gist. Not to sound alarmist or paranoid, but I think the ways in which modern medicine messes up thals is intentional. I mean, it messes up everyone, but seemingly some more than others. I’m not saying an intentional “genocide” is being carried out by every pediatrician or ophthalmologist. I’m more pointing fingers at the people higher up on the food chain. The doctors are half hapless idiots acting on their programming, half sociopaths looking to get off on the power differential. It’s definitely a system predicated on the type of stifling oppressive perniciousness that permeates a lot of other aspects of society. Just because some idiot goes to school to learn nothing of use about the complexities of the body and is instead taught to divide it into separate parts, as if any organ system functions independently of the rest, doesn’t mean that they then have some sort of omnipotent ability to know better than you do what is wrong or right with your body and what you need to do about it. They simply are not equipped with accurate or complete information in medical school, and most of them also lack a sort of instinctual holistic understanding - almost a spiritual sixth sense that would allow them to understand that medicine is an art at least as much as it is a science. One of the cruelest tricks in modern history was replacing healers with automatons and sociopaths, drugging our shamans into drooling shells of their former selves, and convincing the world that putting six year olds on psych meds is necessary and beneficial. Sadly, it seems most people didn’t need much convincing.