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Show of the Week April 18,2011

 

Doctors Lax in Monitoring Potentially Addicting Drugs

Deaths from Opioid Use Have Doubled; Five-Fold Increase in Oxycodone Deaths

Prescription Pain Killers Are Involved In More Drug Overdose Deaths Than Either Cocaine Or Heroin In U.S

How To Remove Radioactive Iodine-131 From Drinking Water

Removing Uranium From Drinking Water Using Distillation

 

 

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Doctors Lax in Monitoring Potentially Addicting Drugs

ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2011) — Few primary care physicians pay adequate attention to patients taking prescription opioid drugs — despite the potential for abuse, addiction and overdose, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.- The study, published in the March 2 online edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found lax monitoring even of patients at high risk for opioid misuse, such as those with a history of drug abuse or dependence. [U1]The findings are especially concerning considering that prescription drug abuse now ranks second (after marijuana) among illicitly used drugs, with approximately 2.2 million Americans using pain relievers nonmedically for the first time in 2009, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).–[U2]”Our study highlights a missed opportunity for identifying and reducing misuse of prescribed opioids in primary care settings,” said lead author Joanna Starrels, M.D., M.S. , assistant professor of medicine at Einstein. “The finding that physicians did not increase precautions for patients at highest risk for opioid misuse should be a call for a standardized approach to monitoring.”[U3]–The researchers studied administrative and medical records of more than 1,600 primary care patients for an average of two years while they received regular prescription opioids for chronic, non-cancer pain. They looked at whether patients received urine drug testing, were seen regularly in the office, or received multiple early opioid refills.–Only a small minority (8 percent) of patients were found to have undergone any urine drug testing. While such testing was more common in patients at higher risk for opioid misuse, the rate of testing among those high-risk patients was still low (24 percent). Only half of patients were seen regularly in the office, and patients at higher risk of opioid misuse were not seen more frequently than patients at lower risk[U4]. Although fewer than one-quarter (23 percent) of all patients received two or more early opioid refills, patients at greater risk for opioid misuse were more likely to receive multiple early refills.–“We were disturbed to find that patients with a drug use disorder were seen less frequently in the office and were prescribed more early refills than patients without these disorders,” said Dr. Starrels. “We hope that these findings will call attention to this important safety concern.”–Prescription drug misuse is a major public health problem. In a 2004 NIDA report , it was estimated that 48 million people over the age of 12 have taken prescription drugs for nonmedical uses in their lifetime — which represents approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population.[U5][U6] Opioids, central nervous system depressants and stimulants were the drugs most commonly abused.–“Most primary care physicians are attuned to these problems,” said Dr. Starrels, “but they haven’t put sufficient strategies in place to help reduce risks.” She and her co-authors recommend that physicians adopt the following risk-reduction strategies: standardize a plan of care for all patients on long-term opioids, which includes urine drug testing; schedule regular face-to-face office visits to evaluate patients’ response to opioids and evidence of misuse; and stick to a previously agreed-upon refill schedule.–The paper, “Low Use of Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies in Primary Care Even for High Risk Patients with Chronic Pain,” was published March 2, 2011 in the online edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Co-authors include William C. Becker, M.D., of Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Mark G. Weiner, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Xuan Li, M.S., and Moonseong Heo, Ph.D., of Einstein; and Barbara J. Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., of the University of Texas Health Science Center and University Health System, San Antonio,–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine.–Journal Reference-Joanna L. Starrels, William C. Becker, Mark G. Weiner, Xuan Li, Moonseong Heo, Barbara J. Turner. Low Use of Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies in Primary Care Even for High Risk Patients with Chronic Pain. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2011; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-011-1648-2

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Deaths from Opioid Use Have Doubled; Five-Fold Increase in Oxycodone Deaths

ScienceDaily (Dec. 14, 2009) — Deaths from opioid use in Ontario, Canada, have doubled since 1991 and the addition of long-acting oxycodone to the drug formulary was associated with a 5-fold increase in oxycodone-related deaths, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Most of these additional deaths were accidental.–[U7]Opioids are among the most commonly prescribed medications in Canada and are often used for patients with chronic non-malignant pain. Other studies have argued that prescribing is not a major contributor to the adverse health effects of opioid abuse, yet this study suggests that increased rates of opioid prescriptions are a significant factor in accidental opioid-related deaths.—The study looked at prescribing data from 1991 to 2007 from IMS Health Canada, which collects information from almost two-thirds of Canadian pharmacies, and deaths attributed to opioid use from records of the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario between 1991 and 2004. It also linked the coroner’s data to health care databases to track patients’ medical visits.—Prescriptions for opioid pain medications increased by 29%, with codeine the most frequently prescribed, although the number of prescriptions for that drug declined during the study period[U8]. Oxycodone prescriptions rose more than 850%, much more rapidly than any other opioid, and accounted for 32% of the almost 7.2 million prescriptions for opioids dispensed in 2006.–Between 1991 and 2004, 7099 deaths with complete records were attributed to alcohol and/or drugs. In 3406 of these deaths — 61.9% — opioids were implicated as cause of death. The median age of death was 40 years and 67% were men. Suicide was a factor in 23.6% of deaths.

“The rise in opioid-related deaths was due in large part to inadvertent toxicity,” write Dr. Irfan Dhalla, of the University of Toronto and coauthors. “There was no significant increase in the number of deaths from suicide involving opioids over the study period.”—After linking the coroner’s data to health care databases, the researchers included 3066 deaths. Many (66.4%) of these patients had seen a physician at least once in the 4 weeks preceding their death,[U9] with diagnosis of mental health problems and pain-related complaints the most common reasons for medical attention.–“The societal burden of opioid-related mortality and morbidity in Canada is substantial,” write the authors. “In our study, the annual incidence of opioid-related deaths in 2004 (27.2 million) falls between the incidence of death from HIV infection (12 per million) and sepsis (40 per million).”—They conclude that the frequency of visits to physicians and opioid prescriptions in the month before death suggest a missed opportunity for prevention.—In a related commentary, Dr. Benedikt Fischer of Simon Fraser University and coauthor write “the pre-eminent risk in most deaths was from the use of multiple drugs involving prescription opioids and other substances that are widely and legally dispensed. As prescription drugs are involved in more overdose deaths than either heroin or cocaine in North America, the profile of the people who are dying may be changing from marginalized people to more “middle class.”[U10]–The authors argue that governments must lead in developing a preventative strategy for this different demographic and refocus the federal drug policy that currently targets marginalized people.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Canadian Medical Association Journal, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal References-Irfan A. Dhalla, Muhammad M. Mamdani, Marco L.A. Sivilotti, Alex Kopp, Omar Qureshi, David N. Juurlink. Prescribing of opioid analgesics and related mortality before and after the introduction of long-acting oxycodone. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2009; 181 (12): 891 DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.090784 -Benedikt Fischer, Jürgen Rehm. Deaths related to the use of prescription opioids. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2009; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.091791

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Prescription Pain Killers Are Involved In More Drug Overdose Deaths Than Either Cocaine Or Heroin In U.S.

ScienceDaily (July 24, 2006) — Trends analysis of drug poisoning deaths has helped explain a national epidemic of overdose deaths in the USA that began in the 1990s, concludes Leonard Paulozzi and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA. The contribution of prescription pain killers to the epidemic has only become clear recently. This research is published this week in the journal, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.-Drugs called “opioids” are frequently prescribed to relieve pain, but if abused they can kill. Over the past 15 years, sales of opioid pain killers, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone and fentanyl, have increased, and deaths from these drugs have increased in parallel.In 2002, over 16,000 people died in the USA as a result of drug overdoses, with most deaths related to opioids, heroin, and cocaine. Opioids surpassed both cocaine and heroin in extent of involvement in these drug overdoses between 1999 and 2002.[U11]–The situation appears to be accelerating. Between 1979 and 1990 the rate of deaths attributed to unintentional drug poisoning increased by an average of 5.3% each year. Between 1990 and 2002, the rate increased by 18.1% per year. The contribution played by opioids is also increasing. Between 1999 and 2002 the number of overdose death certificates that mention poisoning by opioid pain killers went up by 91.2%. While the pain killer category showed the greatest increase, death certificates pointing a finger of blame at heroin and cocaine also increased by 12.4% and 22.8% respectively.–In an accompanying ‘comment’ article, David Joranson and Aaron Gilson of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Centre; Pain & Policy Studies Group, of Madison, Wisconsin. They caution against increasing unwarranted fears of using opioid analgesics in pain management, noting that much of the abuse of opioid analgesics is by recreational and street users and individuals with psychiatric conditions rather than pain patients.[U12]–Joranson and Gilson also point to the large quantity of opioid analgesics stolen from pharmacies [U13]every year, saying that “overdose deaths involving prescription medications do not necessarily mean they were prescribed. It is also crucial to know that most overdose deaths involve several drugs and these data cannot attribute the cause to a particular drug.”–In a second commentary, Scott Fishman, Professor of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of California, Davis concludes that drug abuse and under treated pain are both public health crises, but the solution to one need not undermine the other. “The least we can do is make sure that the casualties of the war on drugs are not suffering patients who legitimately deserve relief,” he says.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

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How To Remove Radioactive Iodine-131 From Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends reverse osmosis water treatment to remove radioactive isotopes that emit beta-particle radiation. But iodine-131, a beta emitter, is typically present in water as a dissolved gas, and reverse osmosis is known to be ineffective at capturing gases.—A combination of technologies, however, may remove most or all of the iodine-131 that finds its way into tap water, all available in consumer products for home water treatment.– First, the standard disclaimers: Every government agency involved in radiation monitoring—the EPA, FDA, USDA, NRC, CDC, etc.—has stressed that the radiation now reaching the United States has been found at levels thousands of times lower than standards of health concern. When it found iodine-131 in drinking water samples from Boise, Idaho and Richland, Washington this weekend, the EPA declared–An infant would have to drink almost 7,000 liters of this water to receive a radiation dose equivalent to a day’s worth of the natural background radiation exposure we experience continuously from natural sources of radioactivity in our environment.”—But not everyone accepts the government’s reassurances. Notably, Physicians for Social Responsibility has insisted there is no safe level of exposure to radionuclides, regardless of the fact that we encounter them naturally-There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period,” said Jeff Patterson, DO, immediate past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Exposure to radionuclides, such as iodine-131 and cesium-137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water.”

via Physicians for Social Responsibility, psr.org

Reverse Osmosis

The EPA recommends reverse osmosis water treatment for most kinds of radioactive particles. Iodine-131 emits a small amount of gamma radiation but much larger amounts of beta radiation, and so is considered a beta emitter–Reverse osmosis has been identified by EPA as a “best available technology” (BAT) and Small System Compliance Technology (SSCT) for uranium, radium, gross alpha, and beta particles and photon emitters. It can remove up to 99 percent of these radionuclides, as well as many other contaminants (e.g., arsenic, nitrate, and microbial contaminants). Reverse osmosis units can be automated and compact making them appropriate for small systems.

via EPA, Radionuclides in Drinking Water

However, EPA designed its recommendations for the contaminants typically found in municipal water systems, so it doesn’t specify Iodine-131 by name. The same document goes on to say, “Reverse osmosis does not remove gaseous contaminants such as carbon dioxide and radon.”-Iodine-131 escapes from damaged nuclear plants as a gas, and this is why it disperses so quickly through the atmosphere. It is captured as a gas in atmospheric water, falls to the earth in rain and enters the water supply.—–This is what happened in Boise, Idaho, where iodine-131 was found in rainwater samples last week and then in drinking water samples a few days later.–Reverse osmosis works by forcing water through material with very tiny pores—as tiny as .0001 microns—so that almost nothing except water emerges on the other side. Almost nothing.—“Dissolved gases and materials that readily turn into gases also can easily pass through most reverse osmosis membranes,” according to the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. For this reason, “many reverse osmosis units have an activated carbon unit to remove or reduce the concentration of most organic compounds.”

Activated Carbon

That raises the next question: does activated carbon remove iodine-131? There is some evidence that it does. Scientists have used activated carbon to remove iodine-131 from the liquid fuel for nuclear solution reactors. And Carbon air filtration is used by employees of Perkin Elmer, a leading environmental monitoring and health safety firm, when they work with iodine-131 in closed quarters. At least one university has adopted Perkin Elmer’s procedures.–Activated carbon works by absorbing contaminants, and fixing them, as water passes through it. It has a disadvantage, however: it eventually reaches a load capacity and ceases to absorb new contaminants.

Ion Exchange

The EPA also recommends ion exchange for removing radioactive compounds from drinking water. The process used in water softeners, ion exchange removes contaminants when water passes through resins that contain sodium ions. The sodium ions readily exchange with contaminants.–Ion exchange is particularly recommended for removing Cesium-137, which has been found in rain samples in the U.S., but not yet in drinking water here. Some resins have been specifically designed for capturing Cesium-137, and ion exchange was used to clean up legacy nuclear waste from an old reactor at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (pdf).

Triple Threat

The best solution may be the one used routinely to treat water at the Savannah River Site. The process combines activated carbon, reverse osmosis, and ion exchange. If one doesn’t get the iodine-131, two others have a chance to capture the radiation through other means.

Vegetable Contamination

Once you have access to cleaned water, be sure to use it to wash your vegetables. The FDA has not yet begun monitoring U.S. produce for radiation because, the agency says, there is not yet a radiation threat here. The Chinese have been monitoring vegetables, and they’ve urged their citizens to wash their spinach[U14]

The Ministry of Health also issued a statement Wednesday evening saying trace levels of radioactive isotope iodine-131 had been found in spinach planted in the open fields within the three regions.—It is has been proven that washing the spinach with water can effectively remove radioactive materials, the Health Ministry said.–It is believed that recent rains in these regions helped drop the radioactive iodine from the air to the ground, and the radioactive materials fell onto the surface of the spinach, the ministry said.”–via Xinhua

 

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Removing Uranium From Drinking Water Using Distillation

 

What is distillation?-Distillation is a water treatment process that results in nearly pure water. Distillation units boil the water, gather the steam, and cool it, which turns it back into water again. The heat kills bacteria, and the minerals stay in the boiler.

Can I use it to treat my entire water supply?–Distillation units are typically used to treat only enough water for drinking and cooking.

How effective is distillation?–Distillation can remove 100 per cent of the uranium in drinking water.

Is the distillation unit reliable?–Yes, distillation has been used for many years to treat water supplies and is a reliable method of removing uranium.

Does raw water quality affect how well the distillation unit works?-No, water quality will not affect how much uranium the distillation unit can remove from drinking water.

How practical is it to operate and maintain?–The distillation unit is simple to operate and practical for household use. People who use it like it. Maintenance includes cleaning the boiling chamber from time to time.

How much does the distillation unit cost?–You can expect to pay between $2000 and $2500 (2004 prices) for a distillation unit that treats your drinking water.

How much does it cost to use?–The only known operating cost is for electricity.

How long should the distillation unit last?-The unit has a long life. Commercial sellers say that the heating element and fan motor will probably need to be replaced every 10 years, depending on the raw water quality passing through the system.

How much waste water does the distillation unit create? How do I get rid of it?–The unit makes very little waste water. Waste water can be flushed to your sewage disposal system when the boiling chamber is cleaned.

Does the distillation unit also remove other substances?-The distillation unit removes almost all substances you might expect to find in drinking water.

What happens to the substances in the water?–They are left in the stainless steel boiling chamber, but cannot get into the treated water.

Does distillation have any side effects?–Distilled water can corrode or wear away plumbing, but this is not a problem in households using the unit to treat drinking water. Some people find that the unit is too noisy to use under the kitchen sink.

Where can I get a distillation unit?–In Nova Scotia, water treatment companies sell the distillation unit.

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[U1]The reason is obvious–not interested in the health of the patient but rather the sales of a product–
[U2]The Drug Companies are winning the War on drugs—they are addiciting more and more to there drug abused system and raking in Millions
[U3]NEVER HAPPEN—RHETORIC AT BEST
[U4]Sounds like A double blind study-to see the impact between 2 or 3 different types of addictions and seeing the impact at differnt stages
[U5]Who is kidding who here—the drug companies are almot using Code here to signify they are slowly enveloping the human race on narcoticsor substance abuse -medically—the medical institutions of the day are causing this to be the reality—look at 100 years ago when the psychiatrist and psycholigist had nothing but a slight means of existing, because they offered no real solutions to outstanding health issues–Nothing has changed other then the fact that now they can prescribe medications and recieve there cut for this service–Drug Dealing!!
[U6]All this does is just lets the Pharmceutical Industry aware of the volume one human being is using and with this can regulate the uptake for another person to go higher–this just indicates the level of these chemicals –the effects—the long term inducement and use–the amount and the increments of usage to what ever state they get to and this will evaluate to them how much or how high they can give this to People before it is terminal and maintain that high dose and combo this with other ” Prescriptions” to keep perpetuating the addictions and attachments to the industry
[U7]Accidentally Prescribed for no reason!!
[U8]So this may mean that a targeted or specific Group of people were being exploited or experimented on to see potentially the ethnic or cultural effect on this specif reaction to these opiods
[U9]Funny in the previous report they were saying how there would be a need for more visits to a medical practiotioner to regulate the impact of opiods and here they all died within a 4 week time frame from seeing a Doctor—This is thought provoking to say either the Doctors are incapable of determining the effect of there drugs orrr that they are not interested in the well being of a patient or they are ther to just collect data like we have here 66.4% –a drug that should not be used at all
[U10]CANADA KILLING OFF THE MIDDLE CLASS—2 tier system –well off and slave?
[U11]Imagine that Legally Prescribing Death—almost if the Drug cartel is involved in the Medical field direct—OHH wait it is!!!!
[U12]OH OH you mean to tell me people on the street are Getting Prescription Drugs!!!! And how can this be since they need to be prescribed—OHH wait the patients attending the physician maybe bootlegging them orrrrrr Maybe the doctors are needing new clients so they increase the volume of prescriptions ot allow more to hit the street—ORR maybe a direct sale from the Pharmaceutical industrial to the streets by proxy

[U13]NOT LIKELY—if they are being made they have more security then Gold—this would be intentional
[U14]You May want to wash with a Baking Soda and Iodine solution to increase the detoxing of radiation off the foods

 

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Show of the Week April 22 2011

 

Laetrille Recipe

 

Laetrile & theImmune System

 

Laetrile is found in

Artificial lights compromise health and immunity

Piperine production by endophytic fungus Periconia sp. Isolated from Piper longum

THE SECRET COVENANT

Antihyperlipidemic Effects of Salvia officinalis

 

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LAETRILLE RECIPE

 

TAKE 100 GRAMS ( 3.5 OUNCES) OF BITTERALMOND

TAKE 100 GRAMS OF CITRUS POWDERED BIOFLAVONOID

20 GRAM OF VITAMIN C

 

Blend or powder down the bitter almond once powdered then add to it the 100 grams and 20 grams of the other components and blend till saturated or fused…..encapsulate 500mgs of the mix

 

Utilize 1 pill 3 times a day the first week then following weeks just do 2 a day

 

Will reduce tumours or remove them …Kills cancer …boost the immune system

 

Make a AntiCancer Nut Butter filled with laetrile

You will need bitter almond ( or apricot pits or plum pits or peach pits or apple seeds or sesame seeds) add 2 oz of the apricot or bitter almond –you will need bitter almond essential oil add 5 drops –you will need cq10 300 mgs- you will need either rosemary tincture or essential oil add 1-2 drops of the essential oil of rosemary or a dropper full of the tincture- you will need 2 oz of sesame seed and 4 oz of almond—add all of these singularly in tsp amounts to get started and then add either almond oil or apricot oil 1 oz to get the mesh going then get the blender running with lid on—as you see this become more puree ‘d then open the tiny part of the lid ( leave lid on while blending but open the center knob) and slowly add more as this goes on it will become thicker—then add your sesame seed- your almond –bitter almond –the cq10 ( with the capsule or emptied in does not matter)the rosemary ex or essential oil-as this is going just add the seeds or nuts and repeat this til you use up all your ratios once this is done—pour it into a glass container—leave half of it in the blender and then put lid on and turn on blender and open the centre hole and while it is blending add honey about half of the ratio that is in the blender this will thicken into a smooth spread—when done pour into a separate container—when using either one –do not exceed ½ tsp at any given time this is a high

 

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Laetrile & theImmune System

Laetrile is claimed to be highly beneficial in the treatment of Cancer: references

 

ùùùLaetrile may reduce the size of tumors and prevent their further spread (metastasis).

 

ùùùLaetrile may reduce the pain associated with Cancer.

 

ùùùThe enzymes Beta-Glucosidase and Beta-Glucuronidase (which are present in high amounts in Cancer cells and in low amounts in healthy cells) release the tightly bound and unavailable toxins – Benzaldehyde and organic Cyanide – from the Laetrile molecule and allow them to act synergistically (by a factor 100) to kill Cancer cells.

 

ùùùAnother enzyme, Rhodanese, which has the ability to detoxify Cyanide, is present in normal tissues but is deficient in Cancer cells. Cancer cells are reported to contain up to 80% less Rhodanese compared to healthy cells. These two factors combine to cause a selective poisoning of Cancer cells by the release of Cyanide from Laetrile, leaving non-cancerous cells undamaged.

 

ùùùThe discoverer of Laetrile believes that Cancer occurs only as a result of a direct deficiency of Laetrile and those so-called carcinogens really just contribute to cancer by placing further Stress on the body that precipitates the Cancers that result from Laetrile deficiency.

 

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Laetrile is found in

the seeds (stones or kernels) of most members of the Rose (Rosaceae) family.

Fruit:

Apple (seeds)>500 mg Apricot (kernels)>500 mg Cherry (stones)>500 mg Nectarine (stones)>500 mg

Peach Stones>500 mg Pear Pips >500 mg

Lime Pips Plum Stones Prune Seeds >500 mg Elderberries>500 mg

Boysenberries 100-500 mg Raspberries 100-500 mg

Blackberries – Wild >500 mg Currants 100-500 mg

Gooseberries 100-500 mg

Grains: Cassava (Also known as Tapioca) LargeAmounts Buckwheat 100-500 mg

Millet 100-500 mg

Legumes: Mung Bean –sprouts >500 mg

Chick Peas 100-500 mg

Alfalfa Sprouts 100-500 mg

Black-Eyed Peas 100-500 mg

Kidney Beans 100-500 mg Lentils 100-500 mg

Lima Beans 100-500 mg

Nuts: Almonds >500 mg Macadamia Nuts >500 mg – Bitter Almonds Seeds: Flax Seeds 100-500 mg

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Artificial lights compromise health and immunity

by Adeha Feustel Asheville, NC

 

Many studies indicate that ordinary artificial lighting is not the benign substitute for sunshine that we have assumed, that in fact it has a destructive and even life-threatening impact on our health, raising stress levels and disturbing cell function. When we avoid the sun, we depend on artificial lighting. Yet those indoor lights distort the frequency spectrum of sunlight, altering the critical balance between the visible light frequencies and the invisible light frequencies at either end of the light spectrum (infrared and ultraviolet).

 

Not only do we compromise our health and immunity by avoiding the sun, we endanger our eyesight, bone density and psychological equilibrium, and we wreak havoc with nervous and endocrine function. By so ignoring our biological mandate, we endanger every aspect of our function. By accepting artificial skewed-spectrum lighting as a substitute for sunshine, we unknowingly precipitate profound physiological effects with disastrous results, the causes of which are invisible to us, although glaringly evident in the available research on sunlight and health.

 

John Ott’s Research into Natural and Artificial Light

John Ott got some truly stunning results when he studied the effect of variation in lighting on life span of a particular strain of mice bred for high susceptibility to spontaneous development of cancerous tumors. He compared the life spans of 2000 mice kept under various fluorescents versus those living under natural sunshine. Mouse life spans averaged 7.5 months under pink fluorescent lighting; mice under different types of light with increasingly wider spectral composition showed a progression in life span up to 16.1 months under natural sunlight!

 

Lighting source

Mouse lifespan

Unfiltered sunlight (UV included)

16.1 months

UV transmitting plastic (UV included)

15.6 months

Window light (no UV)

9.4 months

Daylight fluorescent (no UV)

8.2 months

Pink fluorescent (no UV)

7.5 months

 

(Note the lack of UV light is associated with a huge drop in lifespan! Also, window light without UV was still considerably better than even daylight fluorescents. Full spectrum artificial lighting had not been developed.)

 

Ott considered this experimental outcome the most significant of all his experimental work, and concluded that the full spectrum of sunlight was as vitally important to the health of animals (including humans) as to plants.

 

Of course 40 years after Ott’s research, we are beginning to understand the vital importance of UV light in generating vitamin D in our bodies, and of the importance of Vitamin D in preventing cancer. We can supplement vitamin D now, to make up for not getting it from UV light. But many OTHER frequencies in sunlight are missing in indoor artificial light. What if each of those missing frequencies is critical to some vital nutrient in our body? Joseph G. Hattersley quotes John Ott: “Every nutritional substance, medicine and drug,” says Dr. Ott, “has a specific wavelength absorption. If those wavelengths are missing in the artificial light source a person is exposed to, then the nutritional benefits of the substance will not be utilized.” (2)

 

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Footnote: Ott’s original research was done in the early 1970’s. The research was repeated on a small scale by a few other researchers, but grant money for further research was refused on the grounds that light conditions could not possibly have anything to do with cancer! Anyone with a “genetic susceptibility” to cancer deserves to know about this study. Have you ever heard of it? Do you suppose that lighting conditions, if not the main variable in cancer experiments, should at least be controlled and standardized? Are they? No

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Piperine production by endophytic fungus Periconia sp. Isolated from Piper longum L.

J Antibiot (Tokyo). 2011 Apr 20;

Authors: Verma VC, Lobkovsky E, Gange AC, Singh SK, Prakash S

The endophytic fungus Periconia sp. produces piperine (5-(3, 4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-1-piperidinopent-2, 4-dien-1-one) under liquid culture. This is the first report of the alternative source for this chemical other than its host, Piper longum. The highly functionalized fungus-derived piperine exhibits strong antimycobacterial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. smegmetis with minimum inhibitory concentrations of 1.74 and 2.62 μg ml(-1), respectively. The compound was crystallized and the structure was elucidated by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. This finding is of significance as piperine is a potential cancer preventative agent. It is reaffirmed by this report that important pharmaceuticals can be produced by endophytic microbes, and these molecules appear to be mimetic to their host origin. Therefore, we can enhance the bioactive principles of medicinal plants by isolating and identifying the endophytes, thereby showing the importance of preserving the biodiversity of these plants.The Journal of Antibiotics advance online publication, 20 April 2011; doi:10.1038/ja.2011.27.–PMID: 21505472 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

 

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THE SECRET COVENANT

An illusion it will be, so large, so vast it will escape their perception.

Those who will see it will be thought of as insane.

We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us.

We will behave as if we are not connected to keep the illusion alive. Our goal will be accomplished one drop at a time so as to never bring suspicion upon ourselves. This will also prevent them from seeing the changes as they occur.

We will always stand above the relative field of their experience for we know the secrets of the absolute.

We will work together always and will remain bound by blood and secrecy. Death will come to he who speaks.

We will keep their lifespan short and their minds weak while pretending to do the opposite.

We will use our knowledge of science and technology in subtle ways so they will never see what is happening.

We will use soft metals, ageing accelerators and sedatives in food and water, also in the air.

They will be blanketed by poisons everywhere they turn.

The soft metals will cause them to lose their minds. We will promise to find a cure from our many fronts, yet we will feed them more poison.

The poisons will be absorbed through their skin and mouths, they will destroy their minds and reproductive systems.

From all this, their children will be born dead, and we will conceal this information.

The poisons will be hidden in everything that surrounds them, in what they drink, eat, breathe and wear.

We must be ingenious in dispensing the poisons for they can see far.

We will teach them that the poisons are good, with fun images and musical tones.

Those they look up to will help. We will enlist them to push our poisons.

They will see our products being used in film and will grow accustomed to them and will never know
their true effect.

When they give birth we will inject poisons into the blood of their children and convince them it is for their help.

We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things.

When their teeth decay we will fill them with metals that will kill their mind and steal their future.

When their ability to learn has been affected, we will create medicine that will make them sicker and cause other diseases for which we will create yet more medicine.

We will render them docile and weak before us by our power.

They will grow depressed, slow and obese, and when they come to us for help, we will give them more poison.

We will focus their attention toward money and material goods so they many never connect with their inner self. We will distract them with fornication, external pleasures and games so they may never be one with the oneness of it all.

Their minds will belong to us and they will do as we say. If they refuse we shall find ways to implement mind-altering technology into their lives. We will use fear as our weapon.

We will establish their governments and establish opposites within. We will own both sides.

We will always hide our objective but carry out our plan.

They will perform the labour for us and we shall prosper from their toil.

Our families will never mix with theirs. Our blood must be pure always, for it is the way.

We will make them kill each other when it suits us.

We will keep them separated from the oneness by dogma and religion.

We will control all aspects of their lives and tell them what to think and how.

We will guide them kindly and gently letting them think they are guiding themselves.

We will foment animosity between them through our factions.

When a light shall shine among them, we shall extinguish it by ridicule, or death, whichever suits us best.

We will make them rip each other’s hearts apart and kill their own children.

We will accomplish this by using hate as our ally, anger as our friend.

The hate will blind them totally, and never shall they see that from their conflicts we emerge as their rulers. They will be busy killing each other.

They will bathe in their own blood and kill their neighbours for as long as we see fit.

We will benefit greatly from this, for they will not see us, for they cannot see us.

We will continue to prosper from their wars and their deaths.

We shall repeat this over and over until our ultimate goal is accomplished.

We will continue to make them live in fear and anger though images and sounds.

We will use all the tools we have to accomplish this.

The tools will be provided by their labour.

We will make them hate themselves and their neighbours.

We will always hide the divine truth from them, that we are all one. This they must never know!

They must never know that colour is an illusion, they must always think they are not equal.

Drop by drop, drop by drop we will advance our goal.

We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them.

We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have.

We will establish a money system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt.

When they shall band together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media.

We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favour.

When they shall rise up against us we will crush them like insects, for they are less than that.

They will be helpless to do anything for they will have no weapons.

We will recruit some of their own to carry out our plans, we will promise them eternal life, but eternal life they will never have for they are not of us.

The recruits will be called “initiates” and will be indoctrinated to believe false rites of passage to higher realms. Members of these groups will think they are one with us never knowing the truth. They must never learn this truth for they will turn against us.

For their work they will be rewarded with earthly things and great titles, but never will they become immortal and join us, never will they receive the light and travel the stars. They will never reach the higher realms, for the killing of their own kind will prevent passage to the realm of enlightenment. This they will never know.

The truth will be hidden in their face, so close they will not be able to focus on it until its too late.

Oh yes, so grand the illusion of freedom will be, that they will never know they are our slaves.

When all is in place, the reality we will have created for them will own them. This reality will be their prison. They will live in self-delusion.

When our goal is accomplished a new era of domination will begin.

Their minds will be bound by their beliefs, the beliefs we have established from time immemorial.

But if they ever find out they are our equal, we shall perish then. THIS THEY MUST NEVER KNOW.

If they ever find out that together they can vanquish us, they will take action.

They must never, ever find out what we have done, for if they do, we shall have no place to run, for it will be easy to see who we are once the veil has fallen. Our actions will have revealed who we are and they will hunt us down and no person shall give us shelter.

This is the secret covenant by which we shall live the rest of our present and future lives, for this reality will transcend many generations and life spans.

This covenant is sealed by blood, our blood. We, the ones who from heaven to earth came.

This covenant must NEVER, EVER be known to exist. It must NEVER, EVER be written or spoken of for if it is, the consciousness it will spawn will release the fury of the PRIME CREATOR upon us and we shall be cast to the depths from whence we came and remain there until the end time of infinity itself.

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Remember the 3 stages of truth:

It is ridiculed.
It is fiercely and violently opposed.
It becomes self-evident.

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Antihyperlipidemic Effects of Salvia officinalis L. Leaf Extract in Patients with Hyperlipidemia: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.

Phytother Res. 2011 Apr 19;

Authors: Kianbakht S, Abasi B, Perham M, Hashem Dabaghian F

Hyperlipidemia is a common metabolic disorder contributing to morbidities and mortalities due to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Conventional antihyperlipidemic drugs have limited efficacies and important side effects, so that alternative lipid lowering agents are needed. Salvia officinalis L. (sage) leaves have PPAR γ agonistic, pancreatic lipase and lipid absorption inhibitory, antioxidant, lipid peroxidation inhibitory and antiinflammatory effects. Thus, in this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial with 67 hyperlipidemic (hypercholesterolemic and/or hypertriglyceridemic) patients aged 56.4 ± 30.3 years (mean ± SD), the effects of taking sage leaf extract (one 500 mg capsule every 8 h for 2 months) on fasting blood levels of lipids, creatinine and liver enzymes including SGOT and SGPT were evaluated in 34 patients and compared with the placebo group (n = 33). The extract lowered the blood levels of total cholesterol (p < 0.001), triglyceride (p = 0.001), LDL (p = 0.004) and VLDL (p = 0.001), but increased the blood HDL levels (p < 0.001) without any significant effects on the blood levels of SGOT, SGPT and creatinine (p > 0.05) compared with the placebo group at the endpoint. No adverse effects were reported. The results suggest that sage may be effective and safe in the treatment of hyperlipidemia..-PMID: 21506190 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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Study Adds Weight to Link Between Calcium Supplements and Heart Problems

 

Low Carbohydrate Diet May Reverse Kidney Failure in People With Diabetes

 

Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster

 

How to Make Your Own Ear Candles WITH ADDED MODIFICATIONS

 

Benefits of Ear Candling

 

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Study Adds Weight to Link Between Calcium Supplements and Heart Problems

 

ScienceDaily (Apr. 23, 2011) — New research published online in the British Medical Journal adds to mounting evidence that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly heart attacks, in older women.-The findings suggest that their use in managing osteoporosis should be re-assessed.–Calcium supplements are often prescribed to older (postmenopausal) women to maintain bone health. Sometimes they are combined with vitamin D, but it’s still unclear whether taking calcium supplements, with or without vitamin D, can affect the heart.[U1]—The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study — a seven-year trial of over 36,000 women — found no cardiovascular effect of taking combined calcium and vitamin D supplements, but the majority of participants were already taking personal calcium supplements, which may have obscured any adverse effects. So a team of researchers, led by Professor Ian Reid at the University of Auckland, re-analysed the WHI results to provide the best current estimate of the effects of calcium supplements, with or without vitamin D, on the risk of cardiovascular events.—They analysed data from 16,718 women who were not taking personal calcium supplements at the start of the trial and found that those allocated to combined calcium and vitamin D supplements were at an increased risk of cardiovascular events, especially heart attack.–[U2]-By contrast, in women who were taking personal calcium supplements at the start of the trial, combined calcium and vitamin D supplements did not alter their cardiovascular risk.–The authors suspect that the abrupt change in blood calcium levels after taking a supplement causes the adverse effect, rather than it being related to the total amount of calcium consumed. High blood calcium levels are linked to calcification (hardening) of the arteries, [U3]which may also help to explain these results.–Further analyses — adding data from 13 other trials, involving 29,000 people altogether — also found consistent increases in the risk of heart attack and stroke associated with taking calcium supplements, with or without vitamin D, leading the authors to conclude that these data justify a reassessment of the use of calcium supplements in older people.–But in an accompanying editorial, Professors Bo Abrahamsen and Opinder Sahota argue that there is insufficient evidence available to support or refute the association.–Because of study limitations, they say “it is not possible to provide reassurance that calcium supplements given with vitamin D do not cause adverse cardiovascular events or to link them with certainty to increased cardiovascular risk. Clearly further studies are needed and the debate remains ongoing.”–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by BMJ-British Medical Journal, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference-M. J. Bolland, A. Grey, A. Avenell, G. D. Gamble, I. R. Reid. Calcium supplements with or without vitamin D and risk of cardiovascular events: reanalysis of the Women’s Health Initiative limited access dataset and meta-analysis. BMJ, 2011; 342 (apr19 1): d2040 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d2040

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Low Carbohydrate Diet May Reverse Kidney Failure in People With Diabetes

ScienceDaily (Apr. 21, 2011) — Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They also identified a previously unreported panel of genes associated with diabetes-related kidney failure, whose expression was reversed by the diet.–The findings were published in the current issue of PLoS ONE.–Charles Mobbs, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and his research team evaluated mice that were genetically predisposed to have Type 1 or 2 diabetes. The mice were allowed to develop diabetic nephropathy, or kidney failure. Half of the mice were put on the ketogenic diet, while the control group maintained a standard high carbohydrate diet. The researcher founds that after eight weeks, kidney failure was reversed in the mice on the ketogenic diet.–“Our study is the first to show that a dietary intervention alone is enough to reverse this serious complication of diabetes,” said Dr. Mobbs. “This finding has significant implications for the tens of thousands of Americans diagnosed with diabetic kidney failure, and possibly other complications, each year.”–The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high-fat diet typically used to control seizures in children with epilepsy. Many cells can get their energy from ketones, which are molecules produced when the blood glucose levels are low and blood fat levels are high. When cells use ketones instead of glucose for fuel, glucose is not metabolized. Since high glucose metabolism causes kidney failure in diabetes, researchers hypothesized that the ketogenic diet would block those toxic effects of glucose. Considering the extreme requirements of the diet, it is not a long-term solution in adults. However, Dr. Mobbs’ research indicates that exposure to the diet for as little as a month may be sufficient to “reset” the gene expression and pathological process leading to kidney failure.–The researchers also identified a large array of genes expressed during diabetic nephropathy not previously known to play a role in the development of this complication. These genes are associated with kidney failure as a result of the stress on cellular function. The team found that the expression of these genes was also reversed in the mice on the ketogenic diet.–Dr. Mobbs and his team plan to continue to research the impact of the ketogenic diet and the mechanism by which it reverses kidney failure in people with diabetes, and in age-related kidney failure. He believes the ketogenic diet could help treat other neurological diseases and retinopathy, a disease that results in vision loss.–“Knowing how the ketogenic diet reverses nephropathy will help us identify a drug target and subsequent pharmacological interventions that mimic the effect of the diet,” said Dr. Mobbs. “We look forward to studying this promising development further.”

This study was funded partly by the National Institutes of Health and by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference-Michal M. Poplawski, Jason W. Mastaitis, Fumiko Isoda, Fabrizio Grosjean, Feng Zheng, Charles V. Mobbs. Reversal of Diabetic Nephropathy by a Ketogenic Diet. PLoS ONE, 2011; 6 (4): e18604 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018604

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Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster

ScienceDaily (Apr. 19, 2011) — Curbing carbohydrates is more effective than cutting calories for individuals who want to quickly reduce the amount of fat in their liver, report UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers.—“What this study tells us is that if your doctor says that you need to reduce the amount of fat in your liver, you can do something within a month,” said Dr. Jeffrey Browning, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern and the study’s lead author.—The results, available online and in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, could have implications for treating numerous diseases including diabetes, insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD. The disease, characterized by high levels of triglycerides in the liver, affects as many as one-third of American adults. It can lead to liver inflammation, cirrhosis and liver cancer.–For the study, researchers assigned 18 participants with NAFLD to eat either a low-carbohydrate or a low-calorie diet for 14 days.–The participants assigned to the low-carb diet limited their carbohydrate intake to less than 20 grams a day — the equivalent of a small banana or a half-cup of egg noodles [U4]– for the first seven days. For the final seven days, they switched to frozen meals prepared by UT Southwestern’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) kitchen that matched their individual food preferences, carbohydrate intake and energy needs.[U5]–Those assigned to the low-calorie diet continued their regular diet and kept a food diary for the four days preceding the study. The CTRC kitchen then used these individual records to prepare all meals during the 14-day study. Researchers limited the total number of calories to roughly 1,200 a day for the female participants and 1,500 a day for the males.—After two weeks, researchers used advanced imaging techniques to analyze the amount of liver fat in each individual. They found that the study participants on the low-carb diet lost more liver fat.–Although the study was not designed to determine which diet was more effective for losing weight, both the low-calorie dieters and the low-carbohydrate dieters lost an average of 10 pounds.—Dr. Browning cautioned that the findings do not explain why participants on the low-carb diet saw a greater reduction in liver fat, and that they should not be extrapolated beyond the two-week period of study.—“This is not a long-term study, and I don’t think that low-carb diets are fundamentally better than low-fat ones,” he said. “Our approach is likely to be only of short-term benefit because at some point the benefits of weight loss alone trounce any benefits derived from manipulating dietary macronutrients such as calories and carbohydrates.–Weight loss, regardless of the mechanism, is currently the most effective way to reduce liver fat.”—Other UT Southwestern researchers involved in the study were Dr. Shawn Burgess, senior author and assistant professor of pharmacology in the Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC); Dr. Jonathan Baker, assistant professor of pathology; Dr. Thomas Rogers, former professor of pathology; Jeannie Davis, clinical research coordinator in the AIRC; and Dr. Santhosh Satapati, postdoctoral researcher in the AIRC. The National Institutes of Health supported the study.

Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by UT Southwestern Medical Center, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference:–J D. Browning, J. A. Baker, T. Rogers, J. Davis, S. Satapati, S. C. Burgess. Short-term weight loss and hepatic triglyceride reduction: evidence of a metabolic advantage with dietary carbohydrate restriction. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2011; DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.110.007674

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How to Make Your Own Ear Candles WITH ADDED MODIFICATIONS

In ear candling, a metal plate is placed over the ear. There is a hole in the center of the plate to allow the wide end of an ear candle to be placed in it. The other end of the ear candle is then lit and allowed to burn for several minutes. Ear candling supporters claim that the ear candle creates a very small vacuum that lifts wax and debris out of the ear canal.

Difficulty:

Moderately Easy

Instructions

things you’ll need:

Cotton (or linen) or Cheese Cloth Double-boiler Stove Tapered wooden or metal dowel rod or Knitting Needle, about 12 inches long and two inches across on the wide end Cooking oil Paraffin or beeswax

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Cut cotton into strips that are 12 inches long and 2 inches wide. You can purchase cotton at a fabric store or use old pillowcases or sheets. It does not matter where the cotton comes from as long as it is clean. _ Orr you can as well wrap the cheese clot around and double it up so as to collect the wax better when dipped

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Melt the wax in a double-boiler over low heat. While the wax is melting, lightly lubricate the dowel rod with cooking oil.—or take a container and fill with enough wax where you can dip direct in and then have wax paper folded in such a way where you can take the wrapped dipped knitting needle and shape the wax accordingly.

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When the wax is completely melted, dip the cotton strips into the wax. Make sure that you coat the entire strip with the wax.—apply this as well with the cheese cloth method

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When the cotton strip has been coated with was, wrap it around the dowel rod. Start at the narrow end of the rod and work your way down. Make sure that the wraps of cotton overlap each other as they spiral down the rod.—again use the wax paper to twist and shape the wax as needed

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Allow the wax to begin to harden, but do not let it cool completely. When the wax is firm, gently rotate the dowel in the opposite direction of the cotton wraps to loosen it from the cotton. When the dowel is loose, slowly remove it from the middle of the cotton. You now have a homemade cotton ear candle.

Tips & Warnings

Make sure that you remember to oil your dowel rod or Knitting Needle in between every candle.

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Benefits of Ear Candling

Individuals who provide Ear Candling will often tell you of the many benefits from this simple method.

These potential benefits may include:

· Improved sense of smell

· Relief of “swimmer’s ear

· Reduced ear pain

· Improved sense of taste

· Balanced emotional state

· Reduced ringing in ears

· Relief of dizziness

· Reduced pain of a tear in the eardrum

· Improved color perception

· Equalized pressure in the ear

· Reduced stress and tension

· Clearer thinking

· Improved lymphatic fluid flow

Ear Candling Practitioners also feel the reason the method creates these benefits is that all of the openings in the head are inter-connected, in a maze–like configuration, which allows the vacuum created by the candle to drain the entire system by osmosis through the membrane of the ear. It is believed that the gentle osmotic pressure caused by Ear Candling is enough to effect a correction within the structures which lay in close proximity of the ear drum, thus the reason clients feel so great following a treatment.—

 

Precautions to Ear Candling—

Keep in mind that when applying this to your self or having someone else doing it never go beyond a certain point with the candle due to the heat and the wax may drain or seep back into the ear—usual point is about half way and you would need at least 2 candles per ear and maybe more depending on the amount of clutter inside the ear

 

 

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[U1]This could cause a condition of calcium deposits around the heart causing blockage or in the arteries as well further damaging the circulation and the Vascular are a
[U2]Any vessel in the body may be affected; however, the aorta, coronary, carotid, and iliac arteries are most frequently affected. When the coronary arteries are involved, it results in coronary artery disease (CAD). Hardening of the arteries is due to the build up of plaque and mineral deposits. As a result, the supply of blood to the heart is reduced, which can lead to chest pain or a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Hardening of the arteries causes an increase in resistance to blood flow and, therefore, an increase in blood pressure
[U3]The average recommended dose for qwomen is about 2 grams —insanity-no way can anyone –even with an intact digestive system –can utilize this much calcium
[U4]DO NOT USE EITHER IF YOU DO THIS
[U5]AGAIN DO NOT DO THIS—DO NOT CONSUME ANYTHING OUT OF A BAG BOX OR CAN IF YOU ARE REALLY SERIOUS TO REDUCE THIS ISSUE—KEEP IT AS WHOLESOME AND UN PROCESSED AS POSSIBLE

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Show of the Week April 29 2011

 

Another Look at Testosterone-Prostate Cancer Link

 

Forgetfulness, Disorientation, Confusion and Statins

 

Workshop Video Recipes

 

USES of H2O2-Hydrogen Peroxide 1 & 2

 

 

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Another Look at Testosterone-Prostate Cancer Link

ScienceDaily (Apr. 24, 2011) — The long-standing prohibition against testosterone therapy in men with untreated or low-risk prostate cancer merits reevaluation, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology.

“For many decades it had been believed that a history of prostate cancer, even if treated and cured, was an absolute contraindication to testosterone therapy, due to the belief that testosterone activated prostate cancer growth, and could potentially cause dormant cancer cells to grow rapidly,” says Abraham Morgentaler, MD of Men’s Health Boston. “Generations of medical students and residents were taught that providing testosterone to a man with prostate cancer was like pouring gasoline on a fire.”

This study, involving 13 symptomatic testosterone deficient men who also had untreated prostate cancer, suggests this traditional view is incorrect, and that testosterone treatment in men does not cause rapid growth of prostate cancer. It is the first to directly and rigorously assess changes in the prostate among men with prostate cancer who received testosterone therapy.–The men received testosterone therapy while undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer for a median of 2.5 years. Median age was 58.8 years. The initial biopsy Gleason score was 6/10 for 12 of the men, 7/10 for the other (Gleason score grades the aggressiveness of prostate cancer by its microscopic appearance on a scale of 2-10. Gleason 6 is generally considered low to moderately aggressive, and Gleason 7 moderately aggressive).–Mean testosterone concentration increased from 238 to 664 ng/dl with treatment, yet neither prostate specific antigen (PSA) concentrations nor prostate volume showed any change. Follow-up biopsies of the prostate were performed in all men at approximately yearly intervals, and none developed cancer progression. In fact, 54 percent of the follow-up biopsies revealed no cancer at all.[U1]—Although the number of men in the study was small, and none had aggressive or advanced prostate cancer, Morgentaler observed, “These men were rigorously followed. The cancers in these men were typical of the prostate cancers for which men have undergone invasive treatment with surgery or radiation for 25 years. Clearly, the traditional belief that higher testosterone necessarily leads to rapid prostate cancer growth is incorrect.”–In a Journal of Urology editorial comment, Martin M. Miner, MD, of the Miriam Hospital and Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University notes the conclusions represent “a remarkable shift in thinking from only five years ago. … If testosterone therapy was not associated with disease progression in men with untreated prostate cancer, how concerned must we be about testosterone therapy in men with treated prostate cancer?”–“An increasing number of newly diagnosed men with prostate cancer opting for active surveillance, and with many of them also desiring treatment for their signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency, the results suggest a reevaluation of the long standing prohibition against offering testosterone therapy to men with prostate cancer,” says Morgentaler.–Refraining from testosterone therapy due to unmerited prostate cancer fears may have adverse lifestyle and health consequences, since testosterone therapy in testosterone deficient men has been shown to improve symptoms of fatigue, decreased libido, and erectile dysfunction. Testosterone therapy may also improve mood, blood sugar control, increase muscle, decrease fat, and improve bone density. Four recent studies have shown that men with high testosterone levels appear to live longer than men with low levels, although it has not yet been shown that treating men with testosterone increases longevity.–Morgentaler commented on an Italian study that showed that low levels of testosterone were associated with aggressive prostate cancer. The risk of aggressive cancer was reduced for men with normal testosterone compared with men with low testosterone.-In an editorial in the journal Cancer, “Turning Conventional Wisdom Upside Down: Low Serum Testosterone and High-Risk Prostate Cancer Morgentaler wrote, “After seven decades of circumstantial evidence pointing us in the wrong direction, perhaps it is time to consider the once unthinkable — conducting a testosterone therapy trial of sufficient size and duration to determine whether normalization of serum testosterone in older men many reduce the risk of prostate cancer, particularly high-risk prostate cancer.”—In addition to Morgentaler, a member of the Division of Urology in the BIDMC Department of Surgery and an associate clinic professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, the study was co-authored by Michael Sweeney, MD of Harvard Medical School and Larry I. Lipshultz, MD, Richard Bennett, MD, Desiderio Avila, Jr., MD, and Mohit Khera, MD, of Baylor Medical College.

The authors reported financial interests and/or other relationships with Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Slate Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc., Eli Lilly & Co., Allergan, Inc., American Medical Systems and Repros Therapeutics.- Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference-Abraham Morgentaler. Turning conventional wisdom upside-down. Cancer, 2011; DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25975

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Forgetfulness, Disorientation, Confusion and Statins

By Dr. Duane Graveline, M.D., M.P.H.

The advent of the stronger statin drugs in the past decade has contributed to a flood of reports of impaired cognition. These complaints range from transient global amnesia, to aggravation of pre-existing senility to forgetfulness, disorientation and confusion.—
In the first of his double blind placebo controlled trials, Muldoon assessed cognitive function and psychological well being in 194 healthy adults. Subjects were 24 to 60 years old and had LDL cholesterol levels of 160 mg/dl or higher. Each subject was randomly assigned to receive 20 mg/day of lovastatin or placebo for 6 months. Serum lipid levels were measured throughout the study. —
At baseline and at completion of treatment, comprehensive neuropsychological tests were conducted for attention ( digit vigilance, letter rotation, digit span, recurring words ), psychomotor speed ( grooved pegboard, maze, digit symbol ), mental flexibility (strobe interference, trail making, digital vigilance, letter rotation), working memory ( associated learning, digit span ) and memory retrieval ( controlled word association, digit symbol recall, verbal recall and complex figure testing ).—Psychological well being was assessed by daily diaries and subject interviews. At 6 month follow up, the placebo group had improved significantly in all five domains of cognitive function. The lovastatin group did poorly by comparison. Three years later Muldoon and his group repeated this study using simvastatin. The results were similar to the lovastatin study.—The mechanism of this side effect is clearly rooted in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and fundamental to neurophysiologic mechanisms. Only in the past several years have we learned the importance of cholesterol in brain function. Imagine, cholesterol, the same cholesterol we have been led by the pharmaceutical industry to be public health enemy number one, now proven to be absolutely vital in the formation and function of the trillions of synapses in our brains. —
Explanation for statin drugs’ effect on cognition came on 9 November 2001, when Dr. Frank Pfrieger of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science announced to the world the discovery of the elusive factor responsible for the development of the highly specialized contact sites between adjacent neurons in the brain known as synapses. Not surprisingly to specialists in the field, the synaptogenic factor was shown to be the notorious substance cholesterol.[U2]—The so-called glial cells of the brain, long suspected of providing certain housekeeping functions, were shown to produce their own supply of cholesterol for the specific purpose of providing nerve cells with this vital synaptic component.

Since the lipoproteins that mediate the transport of cholesterol, including both LDL and HDL, are too large to pass the blood-brain barrier, the brain cannot tap the cholesterol supply in the blood. The brain must depend upon its own cholesterol synthesis, which the glial cells provide. The highly lipophilic statin drugs more easily cross the blood/brain barrier and interferes directly with glial cell synthesis of cholesterol. –Millions of patients are now taking this class of drug and are at significant risk for cognitive side effect. Transient global amnesia is just the tip of the iceberg. For every report of TGA there are hundreds of reports of impaired memory, disorientation and confusion among an older group of patients that rarely get mentioned. All too frequently, this group is willing to accept old age, “senior moments” or incipient senility as the cause, particularly when their physicians are also ignorant about this side effect of the statin drugs.

 

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Blood Purifier—Add Beets ( 2 Peeled or one big one and pre chop for the blender ) add 1 ½ cup of red wine—then blend for about 10 minutes-when done stop Blender and pour through a cloth filter ( use anything –handkerchief-pillow case-a thin sheet –etc ) ring well and add to a glass container—Use 1 oz as needed—or if trying to purify blood use this in conjunction with teas or juices that will assist in this—Use extra Vitamin C when using this remedy due to the oxalates that some of you maybe more sensitive to and will give gout or a painful joint feeling—

 

Waxing- this is where we take wax and melt down and add any essential oil of choice ( 1-2 drops of each oil adding) –heat up another container so that when pouring the wax inside it will maintain the heat of the wax for a longer period of time and when the wax is melted pour into the heated container and then using a sponge apply carefully and gingerly the wax on the area you wish to pull out toxins or even microbes or pest that may have penterated the skin

 

Ear Candle Making and Utilizing- you will need a1) knitting needle 2)wax of choice( for the demo we use a paraffin but normally we would use bee’s wax) wrap of choice whether an old pillowcase to a handkerchief to cheese cloth ( we used cheese cloth ) 3)wrap the cheese cloth around the Needle at least 3 times and contain the wrap so it does not come undone—4)in the interim you will be heating wax and in a container of choice and use Glass when doing this— 5)have wax paper on hand and fold it over several times so it is thick—6)Once the wax is liquefied then dip the form in the wax—when pulling out be careful not to splatter the wax- then when it is removed use the wax paper to further shape and smooth out the candle—then set to cool off –nip of the excess and you have an ear candle

 

Ear Candling—Once the candle has cooled then get an old pie plate and put a whole in the center big enough to slide the candle through once inserted light the opposite end of the candle and then insert into the ear –make sure it is secured not to allow a leak –you need a vacuum –this will draw out clogged materials in the ear—ONLY ALLOW the CANDLE TO GO HALF WAY OR JUST SLIGHTLY BELOW HALF—t Each ear will need 2 candles—you will hear either a crackling Noise or a vacuuming type of sound—Once done allow for the ears to adjust to noise due to he fact you have nothing causing a blockage

 

 

Egg Protein- take several Eggs and boil them once boiled then shell them so all you have is the egg—split the white and remove the yolk ( you can do both but the yolk has fat in it –lecithin- and will go rancid if left out to long once dried-then once you have separated the yolk then mush down the eggs and then insert into a toaster oven or a regular oven for about 10 hours—heat at about 80 cel or about 165 degrees fahr—when dried poder in a blender and store in jar and use with gelatin

 

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[U1] This study could actually imply that a lack of testosterone could be the cause or at the least contributing factor of cancer or at the least an indicator of prostate cancer

[U2]Here they are being sarcastic —Cholesterol is required for the brain to be normally operating and functional