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Combining the oils and Nutrients to get a synergy

Utilizing the oils in combination can create a potent synergy—For Pain and respiratory and Anti Viral and antifungal-antibacterial and a vermifuge( parasites or worms) you can combine –Peppermint—Camphor—Eucalyptus—Pine—by either using a 2 oz of oil ( any of your choice) and adding 5 drops of each essential oil—can be applied to joints—chest—around outbreaks of virus skin lesions ( best to apply around the area rather then directly on—this will stop the spreading of this and allow for containment within the are you encircle—depending on the lesion)—can be used as well as an analgesic–By consuming Zinc ( 15-20 mgs 4 times a day )with this as well as Vitamin C ( 1000mgs 4- 5times a day ( kids 500mgs 4-5 times a day or til bowel tolerance ) with lysine 500mgs 5 times a day ( kids 1 a day ) and olive leaf ( in tea or tincture ) you can as well use things Like cinnamon—clove –thyme—peppermint as a herbal spice in foods as well to reduce viral activity—For pain and aches inside use a baby Aspirin (81mgs noneneterocoated )with Arginine ( 500mgs-1000mgs) will reduce achy feelings internally—as well can be used birch polypore or chaga tinctures ½ tsp increments—consuming Onion and Applesauce will dramatically reduce the pain as well internally–

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Alcohol Consumption After Age 75 Associated With Lower Risk of Developing Dementia

ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2011) — A study by Weyerer et al. published in Age and Ageing investigates prospectively the relationship between current alcohol consumption (quantity and type of alcohol) and incident overall dementia and Alzheimer dementia.The authors conclusions suggests that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is inversely related to incident dementia, also among individuals aged 75 years and older.—3202 German individuals (75+) attending general practitioners , who were free of dementia were studied at baseline, were followed up 1.5 years and 3 years later by means of structured clinical interviews including detailed assessment of current alcohol consumption and DSM-IV dementia diagnoses. Associations between alcohol consumption (in grams of ethanol), type of alcohol (wine, beer, mixed alcohol beverages) and incident dementia were examined using Cox proportional hazard models, controlling for several confounders.—There was good ascertainment of the development of dementia, even among subjects who died during follow up. Of 3,202 subjects free of dementia at baseline, 217 subjects met criteria for dementia during follow up. Subjects consuming alcohol had approximately 30% less overall dementia and 40% less Alzheimer dementia than did non-drinking subjects. No significant differences were seen according to the type of alcoholic beverage consumed. Overall, these results are similar to several previous studies in the very elderly and suggest that moderate drinking is associated with less dementia, even among individuals aged 75 years and older.—The authors conclusions suggests that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is inversely related to incident dementia, also among individuals aged 75 years and older.

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Background: In the last 31 years (1980 — 2011) the association between moderate alcohol intake and cognitive function has been investigated in 71 studies comprising 153,856 men and women from various populations with various drinking patterns. Most studies showed an association between light to moderate alcohol consumption and better cognitive function and reduced risk of dementia, including vascular dementia and Alzheimer dementia.

Comments on the present study: This new study from Germany is well done and has some interesting features:

a large sample size of 3,202 men and women with a mean age of 80.2 years.
participants recruited from general practice (probably reducing selection bias)
a thorough baseline examination and almost complete follow up
a large number of non-drinkers and moderate drinkers
substantial incidence rates of dementia during the follow-up period of 3 years
ascertainment of dementia even among subjects who died during follow up.
As stated by Forum member Erik Skovenborg, “The association found between alcohol consumption and incident overall dementia [adjusted hazard ratio (HR) 0.71, 95% CI 0.53-0.96], respectively, incident Alzheimer dementia (adjusted HR 0.58, 95% CI 0.38-0.89) are in accordance with most other studies, including the large Rotterdam Study1 and The Cardiovascular Health Study.2 Since a randomized, controlled study of alcohol consumption and risk of dementia has not been done (and would not be feasible), the jury is still out concerning the importance of confounding. Persons who continue drinking alcohol throughout old age are the remainder population, as mentioned by the authors of this study, exhibiting a survivor phenomenon. Happy people with many friends have the most opportunities for social drinking, and in this study alcohol consumption was significantly associated with factors that are protective for the development of dementia: better education, not living alone, and absence of depression. However, even after controlling for these and several other factors, the risk for incident dementia was still significantly lower among light-to-moderate alcohol consumers. Even so it may still be a part of the explanation that old German men and women, who drank alcohol sensibly in old age, also have a healthier lifestyle in terms of physical, dietary, and mental perspectives.”—Forum member Roger Corder adds: “From all I have read on this subject, I fully agree that it is very difficult to separate alcohol consumption from other healthy lifestyle factors in populations where moderate drinking is commonplace. In this respect, the study doesn’t correct for a healthy diet, which is also likely very important, as a poor diet is associated with increased risk of dementia due to deficiencies such as low omega-3 fat intake, inadequate vitamin B12, etc. However, it is also known that improved vascular function in alcohol drinkers could account for some element of -A German Forum member, Ulrich Keil, stated: “The Swiss physician and philosopher Paracelsus (1493-1541) wrote: “Alle Dinge sind Gift, und nichts ist ohne Gift. Allein die Dosis macht, dass ein Ding kein Gift ist.” (An approximate English translation is “All things are poison, and nothing is without poison. However it is the dose that makes a thing not a poison.”) The subjects in this study were in general very moderate drinkers.An American reviewer, Harvey Finkel, added: “The badge of age is not a warning label of fragility. While, I believe, one should not start to drink just because one has attained seniority, neither must one stop! Elderly folks handle alcohol with more responsibility than do the young, and they may derive greater health benefits from moderate drinking. Age is not a reason for abstinence.”

Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Boston University Medical Center, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.—Journal Reference-S. Weyerer, M. Schaufele, B. Wiese, W. Maier, F. Tebarth, H. van den Bussche, M. Pentzek, H. Bickel, M. Luppa, S. G. Riedel-Heller. Current alcohol consumption and its relationship to incident dementia: results from a 3-year follow-up study among primary care attenders aged 75 years and older. Age and Ageing, 2011; DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afr007

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Vitamin C Protects against Viral Infections

a measles epidemic in which “Vitamin C was used prophylactically,” in which without exception all who received 1 gram every six hours either intravenously or intramuscularly “were protected from the virus.”
In treating 60 acute cases of poliomyelitis, (in a number, the diagnosis was confirmed by lumbar puncture, with cell counts ranging from 33 to 125) for the first 24 hours, 1 to 2 grams depending on age–of Vitamin C was administered every second to fourth hour (intramuscularly in children up to four years). For the following 48 hour period the 1 to 2 gram dosage was given only every sixth hour, with all 60 patients diagnosed “clinically well” within 72 hours from the commencement of treatment.
Six cases of virus encephalitis were similarly treated with Vitamin C injections, and all without exception made dramatic recoveries.
Diphtheria was successfully treated using the same intensive treatment method “in half the time required to remove the membrane and get negative smears by antitoxin.225
Summarily, Klenner could well affirm that “we have been able to assemble sufficient clinical evidence to prove unequivocally that Vitamin C is the antibiotic of choice in the handling of all types of virus diseases.” As well he demonstrated–through trial and experimentation–that where tissue levels of the vitamin are maintained, an environment that is extremely unfavourable for virtually all forms of viral infection is created in the human body.–Charpy reports on a clinical trial where 15 grams (15,000 milligrams) of ascorbic acid were administered daily to a group of extremely advanced (terminal) Tuberculosis patients. (Of the six to be tested one actually died before the trial could begin). The five patients who were fortunate enough to receive this treatment, all underwent a spectacular transformation in their general condition, and not only left their beds, but within a six to eight month period had regained from 20 to 70 pounds in body weight. As an added point of interest, each patient had cumulatively taken about 3 kilograms (3,000,000 milligrams) of ascorbic acid during the test period with absolute safety and perfect tolerance.

 

TABLE F — CONDITIONS SUCCESSFULLY PREVENTED AND OR REMEDIATED EMPLOYING VITAMIN C

infectious hepatitis

virus pneumonia

influenza

diphtheria

virus encephalitispoliomyelitis

pertusis (whooping caugh)

measles

chicken pox

parotitis (mumps)

tetanus (lockjaw)

mononucleosis

rheumatic fever

scarlat fever

botulism

heavy metal intoxication

poisonous insect, spider and snake bites

trichinosis*

bacillary dysentary

malignancies

post-operative deaths

childbirth labor (easing and shortening)

postpartum hemmorages (prevents)

cardiovascular diseases

peptic and duodenal ulcers

pancreatitis

severe burns (mostly external treatment)

radiation sickness

carbon mooxide poisoning

barbiturate poisoning222

 

 

 

In Klenner’s successful reversal of trichnosis, a combination of Vitamin C and para-aminobenzoic acid were used.

 

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Show of the Week March 14, 2011

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Eco-farming can double food output by poor– U.N.
The Rice with Human Genes

Banana Peels Get a Second Life as Water Purifier

Flea Remedies and Tick

Selenium may reduce prostate cancer markers
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Eco-farming can double food output by poor– U.N.
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

OSLO (Reuters) – Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. report showed on –Tuesday. –Insect-trapping plants in Kenya and Bangladesh’s use of ducks to eat weeds in rice paddies are among examples of steps taken to increase food for a world population that the United Nations says will be 7 billion this year and 9 billion by 2050.—“Agriculture is at a crossroads,” according to the study by Olivier de Schutter, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to food, in a drive to depress record food prices and avoid the costly oil-dependent model of industrial farming.—“Agroecology” could also make farms more resilient to the projected impact of climate change including floods, droughts and a rise in sea levels that the report said was already making fresh water near some coasts too salty for use in irrigation.–So far, eco-farming projects in 57 nations had shown average crop yield gains of 80 percent by tapping natural methods for enhancing soil and protecting against pests, it said.—Recent projects in 20 African countries had resulted in a doubling of crop yields within three to 10 years. Those lessons could be widely mimicked elsewhere, it said.–“Sound ecological farming can significantly boost production and in the long term be more effective than conventional farming,” De Schutter told Reuters of steps such as more use of natural compost or high-canopy trees to shade coffee groves.

AFRICA

Benefits would be greatest in “regions where too few efforts have been put in to agriculture, particularly sub-Saharan Africa,” he said. “There are also a number of very promising experiences in parts of Latin America and parts of Asia.”—“The cost of food production has been very closely following the cost of oil,” he said. Upheavals in Egypt and Tunisia have been partly linked to discontent at soaring food prices. Oil prices were around $115 a barrel on Wednesday.—“If food prices are not kept under control and populations are unable to feed themselves…we will have increasingly states being disrupted and failed states developing,” De Schutter said.–Among examples, thousands of Kenyan farmers were planting insect-repelling desmodium or tick clover, used as animal fodder, within corn fields to keep damaging insects away and sowed small plots of napier grass nearby that excretes a sticky gum to trap pests.–Better research, training and use of local knowledge were also needed. “Farmer field schools” by rice growers in Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh had led to cuts in insecticide use of between 35 and 92 percent, the study said.—De Schutter also called for a push to diversify global farm output from reliance on rice, wheat and maize in diets.—Developed nations, however, would be unable to make a quick shift to agroecology because of what he called an “addiction” to an industrial, oil-based model of farming. Still, a global long-term effort to shift to agroecology was needed.—Cuba had shown that such a change was possible after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 cut off supplies of cheap pesticides and fertilizers. Yields had risen after a downturn in the 1990s as farmers adopted more eco-friendly methods.
http://uk.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=UKTRE7272FN20110308

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The Rice with Human Genes

The first GM food crop containing human genes is set to be approved for commercial production.–The laboratory-created rice produces some of the human proteins found in breast milk and saliva.–Its U.S. developers say they could be used to treat children with diarrhoea, a major killer in the Third World.–The rice is a major step in so-called Frankenstein Foods, the first mingling of human-origin genes and those from plants. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture has already signalled it plans to allow commercial cultivation.—The rice’s producers, California-based Ventria Bioscience, have been given preliminary approval to grow it on more than 3,000 acres in Kansas. The company plans to harvest the proteins and use them in drinks, desserts, yoghurts and muesli bars.[U1]–The news provoked horror among GM critics and consumer groups on both sides of the Atlantic.–GeneWatch UK, which monitors new GM foods, described it as “very disturbing”. Researcher Becky Price warned: “There are huge, huge health risks and people should rightly be concerned about this.”—Friends of the Earth campaigner Clare Oxborrow said: “Using food crops and fields as glorified drug factories is a very worrying development.—“If these pharmaceutical crops end up on consumers’ plates, the consequences for our health could be devastating.—“The biotech industry has already failed to prevent experimental GM rice contaminating the food chain.–“The Government must urge the U.S. to ban the production of drugs in food crops. It must also introduce tough measures to prevent illegal GM crops contaminating our food and ensure that biotech companies are liable for any damage their products cause.”—In the U.S., the Union of Concerned Scientists, a policy advocacy group, warned: “It is unwise to produce drugs in plants outdoors.–“There would be little control over the doses people might get exposed to, and some might be allergic to the proteins.”–The American Consumers Union and the Washington based Centre for Food Safety also oppose Ventria’s plans.-As well as the contamination fears there are serious ethical concerns about such a fundamental interference with the building blocks of life.—Yet there is no legal means for Britain and Europe to ban such products on ethical grounds.—Imports would have to be accepted once they had gone through a scientific safety assessment.–The development is what may people feared when, ten years ago, food scientists showed what was possible by inserting copies of fish genes from the flounder into tomatoes, to help them withstand frost.–Ventria has produced three varieties of the rice, each with a different human-origin gene that makes the plants produce one of three human proteins.—Two – lactoferrin and lysozyme – are bacteria-fighting compounds found in breast milk and saliva. The genes, cultivated and copied in a laboratory to produce a synthetic version, are carried into embryonic rice plants inside bacteria.–Until now, plants with human-origin genes have been restricted to small test plots.–Ventria originally planned to grow the rice in southern Missouri but the brewer Anheuser-Busch, a huge buyer of rice, threatened to boycott the state amid concern over contamination and consumer reaction.–Now the USDA, saying the rice poses “virtually no risk”. has given preliminary approval for it to be grown in Kansas,[U2] which has no commercial rice farms.–Ventria will also use dedicated equipment, storage and processing facilities supposed to prevent seeds from mixing with other crops.–The company says food products using the rice proteins could help save many of the two million children a year who die from diarrhoea and the resulting dehydration and complications. A recent study in Peru, sponsored by Ventria, showed that children with severe diarrhoea recovered a day and a half faster if the salty fluids they were prescribed included the proteins.—The rice could also be a huge money-spinner in the Western world, with parents being told it will help their children get over unpleasant stomach bugs more quickly.–Ventria chief executive Scott Deeter said last night: “We have a product here that can help children get better faster[U3].”–He said any concerns about safety and contamination were “based on perception, not reality” given all the precautions the company was taking.–Mr Deeter said production in plants was far cheaper than other methods, which should help make the therapy affordable in the developing world.–He said: “Plants are phenomenal factories. Our raw materials are the sun, soil and water.”

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Banana Peels Get a Second Life as Water Purifier

Banana peels show promise as superior water purification materials.

ScienceDaily (Mar. 10, 2011) — To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels — which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants — scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially toxic metals. Their report, which concludes that minced banana peel performs better than an array of other purification materials, appears in ACS’s journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.—Gustavo Castro and colleagues note that mining processes, runoff from farms, and industrial wastes can all put heavy metals, such as lead and copper, into waterways. Heavy metals can have adverse health and environmental effects. Current methods of removing heavy metals from water are expensive, and some substances used in the process are toxic themselves. Previous work has shown that some plant wastes, such as coconut fibers and peanut shells, can remove these potential toxins from water. In this report, the researchers wanted to find out whether minced banana peels could also act as water purifiers.—The researchers found that minced banana peel could quickly remove lead and copper from river water as well as, or better than, many other materials. A purification apparatus made of banana peels can be used up to 11 times without losing its metal-binding properties, they note. The team adds that banana peels are very attractive as water purifiers because of their low cost and because they don’t have to be chemically modified in order to work.The authors acknowledge funding from the São Paulo Research Foundation.-Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Chemical Society.-Journal Reference-Renata S. D. Castro, Laércio Caetano, Guilherme Ferreira, Pedro M. Padilha, Margarida J. Saeki, Luiz F. Zara, Marco Antonio U. Martines, Gustavo R. Castro. Banana Peel Applied to the Solid Phase Extraction of Copper and Lead from River Water: Preconcentration of Metal Ions with a Fruit Waste. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2011; : 110216180259021 DOI: 10.1021/ie101499e

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Flea Remedies and Tick

An Australian Remedy for fleas and ticks– — Eucalyptus oil –In the past I have used the oil successfully for head lice and fleas.–I have on occasion sat down with my cats and searched through their fur for fleas and when I spotted one I would just touch it with a oil soaked cotton bud. The flea died instantly. So I am thinking the oil is highly toxic to small insects such as lice and fleas.–I would imagine scabies would be in the same family as these insects. If you do try eucalyptus oil please research the correct dilution with a carrier oil. For head lice I didnt dilute it but I have read warnings that one should always dilute the oil. I also read the oil fries the fleas exoskeleton.

Add a carrier oil and add 1-5 drops in a one ounce container this will allow for slow releases of the Eucalyptus oil without any harsh side effects

Or you can as well add 5 drops to a 2 oz container of alcohol and 1 tsp of oil and shake vigourously and make a aerosol out of t as well

 

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Selenium may reduce prostate cancer markers
Supplementation with selenium glycinate may increase the activities of related plasma enzymes, and reduce the levels of an important marker for the risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study that contradicts current thinking.

The research, published in Nutrition Research, suggests that selenium glycinate supplementation gave changes consistent with improved selenium functional status and lowered prostate cancer risk in a group of 30 middle-aged US men. –The researchers, from Ohio State University, USA, said that the study contradicts conventional wisdom that selenium supplementation should not increase the activities of blood glutathione peroxidase (GPx) nor affect prostate cancer risk. –“If selenium could lower PSA [prostate-specific antigen] in healthy, middle-aged men, then it could be proposed that selenium can lower prostate cancer risk in some men, especially as part of an overall dietary plan,” said the authors, led by senior author Dr Robert DiSilvestro, from the Department of Human Nutrition, at Ohio State. –DiSilvestro and his colleagues said that the type of selenium supplementation used in the study (selenium glycinate), which has not been used in previous research, could possesses “especially high bioactivity.”

Selenium levels

Daily selenium intake in US adult men is reported to be around 153 micrograms. This is well above the recommended dietary allowance (RDA), which is intended to maximize blood activities of the selenium enzyme glutathione peroxidase (GPx) enzymes.—“Thus, blood GPx activities would not be expected to increase in most US adult men if selenium intake is increased”. Despite this, DiSilvestro and colleagues noted interest in selenium intake has risen due to recent suggestions that intakes above the RDA may increase blood activities and reduce prostate cancer risk. –The authors noted that such an idea has been supported by several previous studies, but said that other large scale studies have not found selenium to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. –“In light of the current state of selenium research … it would seem that further research on selenium supplementation of healthy, US adult men would serve no purpose,” said the authors. –However, they stated that the number of studies on GPx response to selenium supplementation is low. –Additionally, they explained that healthy middle-aged men – a group particularly concerned with preventing prostate cancer – “have not been singled out for study on selenium supplementation” in relation to GPx or prostate-specific antigen (PSA) – a risk assessor for prostate cancer risk. –The new study tested whether a 6-week supplementation of 200 micrograms of selenium (in the form of glycinate) affected the activities of 2 blood selenium enzymes (erythrocyte and plasma GPx) and a marker of prostate cancer risk (plasma PSA).

Study details

DiSilvestro and co- workers reported that selenium supplementation, but not placebo, raised both plasma and erythrocyte GPx activities.

They also found that selenium glycinate, but again not placebo, lowered the cancer risk marker of serum PSA. —The authors explained that reducing a marker of prostate cancer does not necessarily mean a reduction in cancer risk. –“However, this study does justify further study on selenium supplementation and prostate cancer risk, particularly supplementation as selenium glycinate,” they said.

Surprising finding

The Ohio State scientists said that the findings presented in their study go against the initial beliefs and hypothesis of the research. The authors explained that initially they believed selenium supplementation would have no effect on blood GPx or PSA, but may have effects in non-not blood derived biomarkers. -“The blood sample analysis was just included for the sake of completeness,” they explained. –“As things turned out, no interesting data resulted for the other samples but did occur for the blood samples,” said DiSilvestro and his colleagues.

Source: Nutrition Research–Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2010.10.012 –“Selenium glycinate supplementation increases blood glutathione peroxidase activities and decreases prostate-specific antigen readings in middle-aged US men”-Authors: W. Zhang, E. Joseph, C. Hitchcock, R.A. DiSilvestro

 

IAdding Glysine with the selenium supplemtation may increase the effect of prostate protection—since glycine as well assist in protecting the prostate—there maybe a synergistic reaction between the 2 supplements

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