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    Show of the Week January 3 2011

     

    Health Benefits of Parsley

     

    US threatened – More Like the GMO or GE companies – ‘retaliation’ to bully EU into accepting biotech crops, cable shows

     

    Coffee and liver diseases

     

    Pollutants in boys’ blood tied to lower growth

     

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    US threatened – More Like the GMO or GE companies – ‘retaliation’ to bully EU into accepting biotech crops, cable shows

    Reacting to a French pledge to represent the “common interest” in considering biotech foods, a former US ambassador recommended publishing a “retaliation list” of European locations where genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were being grown in hopes that activists would destroy them and “cause some pain” for officials, a leaked diplomatic cable shows.–In a confidential communication dated Dec. 14, 2007 and released by WikiLeaks on Sunday, then-US Ambassador to France Craig Roberts Stapleton recommended creating the list if France and the EU continued to ban biotech seeds.–“Mission Paris recommends that that the [United States government] reinforce our negotiating position with the EU on agricultural biotechnology by publishing a retaliation list when the extend ‘Reasonable Time Period’ expires,” Stapleton wrote. “Europe is moving backwards not forwards on this issue with France playing a leading role, along with Austria, Italy and even the [European] Commission.”
    Stapelton added that the US should create a list “that causes some pain across the EU, since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits.” –He continued: “The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory.” The former US official added that France’s “High Authority” on agricultural biotech was particularly offensive because it sought to “roll back established science-based decision making.” He added that a bill considered by the French National Assembly should be rebuked by the publication “of a registry identifying the cultivation of GMOs at the parcel levels” … “given the propensity for activists to destroy GMO crops in the field.”–The document would appear to expose a high-ranking US official advocating a selective leak of otherwise confidential information to achieve a European political objective on behalf of US private industry. —The law that was considered in France would have made farmers and biotech firms liable for pollen drift of their modified crops — a move that “could make any biotech planting impossible in practical terms,[U1]” the Stapleton wrote.
    It was essentially the same principle the US employs for environmental pollution: the polluter must pay. GMO firms, however, are given exception to those regulations in North America.
    The spread of modified genes into the wild is of particular concern to critics of biotech food crops, who cite studies linking GM seeds to organ damage and infertility in animals. Most Monsanto seeds are modified to resist pesticides such as Roundup, which has been shown to cause cancer and genetic mutations in humans. It is still unclear whether genetically modified foods pose health risks, but they have been adopted in soaring quantities in the United States. “Soybeans and cotton genetically engineered with herbicide-tolerant traits have been the most widely and rapidly adopted GE crops in the U.S., followed by insect-resistant cotton and corn,” according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

     

    Researchers at the University of Arkansas found in August that canola, a modified rapeseed used mainly for oil, had managed to sustain itself in the wilds of North Dakota. Up to 80 percent of the plants they tested had genes that were modified to resist herbicide. It was the first time modified crops had been discovered growing in the wild[U2], the BBC noted.
    Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, currently banned across the EU, was also found growing in Ireland, the Irish Department of Agriculture said. –Stapleton was appointed Ambassador to France in 2005 by President George W. Bush. His wife is a cousin of President George H.W. Bush. Stapelton was replaced as ambassador in July 2009, when President Barack Obama named Charles Rivkin to the post.
    Europe continues biotech resistance
    It’s not clear from the release if the US went ahead with its plan for the “retaliation list,” but Stapelton was certainly right on whether the US should expect an early victory in European public opinion. In December, more than one million Europeans signed a petition demanding the EU halt the approval of new genetically modified crops. The petition was later dismissed by the EU Commission on procedural grounds.–In the last 12 years only two organisms have been licensed for seeding across Europe, and one of them was a potato that triggered the recent mass petition against the crops. The number one multinational biotech firm in the world, Monsanto, isn’t happy about that.-But like other US business interests, Monsanto hasn’t been sitting around whining about policy backlash foreign or domestic. The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill revealed in September that the world’s top producer of genetically modified seeds hired US security contractor Blackwater to “infiltrate activist groups organizing against the multinational biotech firm.” The leaked cable makes no mention of Blackwater mercenaries operating in Europe. Other cables released in recent days showed that, behind the scenes, Spain has been a key ally of the US in defending genetically modified crops.
    Spanish Secretary of State and Deputy Minister Josep Puxeu contacted US officials to ask for support after his country came under pressure to ban their Monsanto-developed MON810 corn crop, a cable revealed. “He asked that the USG maintain pressure on Brussels to keep agricultural biotechnology an option for Member States and requested that the USG work together with Spain in this endeavor.” Another cable sent to the Vatican on Nov. 19, 2009 indicated that Pope Benedict XVI also supports genetically modified crops, but will not admit it in public. “Vatican officials remain largely supportive of genetically modified crops as a vehicle for protecting the environment while feeding the hungry, but — at least for now — are unwilling to challenge bishops who disagree,” it explained.

     

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    Coffee and liver diseases.

    Fitoterapia. 2010 Jul;81(5):297-305-Authors: Muriel P, Arauz J

    Coffee consumption is worldwide spread with few side effects. Interestingly, coffee intake has been inversely related to the serum enzyme activities gamma-glutamyltransferase, and alanine aminotransferase in studies performed in various countries. In addition, epidemiological results, taken together, indicate that coffee consumption is inversely related with hepatic cirrhosis; however, they cannot demonstrate a causative role of coffee with prevention of liver injury. Animal models and cell culture studies indicate that kahweol, diterpenes and cafestol (some coffee compounds) can function as blocking agents by modulating multiple enzymes involved in carcinogenic detoxification; these molecules also alter the xenotoxic metabolism by inducing the enzymes glutathione-S-transferase and inhibiting N-acetyltransferase. Drinking coffee has been associated with reduced risk of hepatic injury and cirrhosis, a major pathogenic step in the process of hepatocarcinogenesis, thus, the benefit that produces coffee consumption on hepatic cancer may be attributed to its inverse relation with cirrhosis, although allowance for clinical history of cirrhosis did not completely account for the inverse association. Therefore, it seems to be a continuum of the beneficial effect of coffee consumption on liver enzymes, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. At present, it seems reasonable to propose experiments with animal models of liver damage and to test the effect of coffee, and/or isolated compounds of this beverage, not only to evaluate the possible causative role of coffee but also its action mechanism. Clinical prospective double blind studies are also needed.– PMID: 19825397 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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    Pollutants in boys’ blood tied to lower growth

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Russian boys exposed to unusually high levels of environmental pollutants are smaller than their peers, a new study reports.-After following nearly 500 boys for three years, an international group of researchers found that those with the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in their blood were nearly three centimeters (more than an inch) shorter than boys from the same region with the lowest amount of PCBs in their bodies. Boys with the highest exposures also averaged two points lower in body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight relative to height.–The authors found a similar pattern in boys with the highest exposure to the pollutant dioxin.–“You’re always a little surprised to see such a dramatic effect,” study author Jane Burns of the Harvard School of Public Health told Reuters Health, but the findings are “consistent” with some other research about the effect of these chemicals.–Burns explained that the boys included in the study have much higher exposures to these pollutants than the general U.S. population, likely a result of their proximity to a chemical plant that generated dioxin as a byproduct. But a small number of people in the U.S. and other developed countries live in regions with exposures that match – or even exceed – those seen here, she added.—PCBs were once used in everything from appliances and fluorescent lighting to insulation and insecticides. While the chemicals were banned in the 1970s as potential health hazards, they remain a public-health concern because they linger in the environment and accumulate in the fat of fish, mammals and birds.–Research has linked PCBs to an elevated risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes and other ailments. A study of children in Taiwan also found that those exposed in utero to PCBs from contaminated cooking oil were shorter than their peers. Dioxins are toxic substances formed by burning — for example in waste incinerators or forest fires — and in some industrial processes. Airborne dioxins are deposited onto plants, soils and water, and they enter the food chain when ingested by livestock and fish. Dioxin exposure has been shown to lead to both higher cancer rates and changes in birth rates resulting in more female babies and fewer males.—To further investigate the impact of high exposures to PCBs and dioxins on growth, Burns and her colleagues took blood samples from 499 boys ages 8 and 9 living in Chapaevsk, Russia, an area known to be highly contaminated.–Indeed, the highest levels of PCBs and dioxins in the boys’ blood far exceeded those found in the average U.S. population, Burns noted.—Prenatal exposure to PCBs, but not dioxins, has been linked to low birth weight. And along with differences in the prepubescent boys’ height and weight, the authors found that those with the highest blood levels of PCBs were growing significantly more slowly than boys with the least exposure – by about 0.2 centimeters a year over the three-year study period.–The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.–It’s not entirely clear why PCBs or dioxins might affect growth, Burns said in an interview. “We’re not really sure of what the mechanisms are.” Research suggests dioxins interfere with genes that regulate normal development, while PCBs disrupt the regulation of thyroid hormones, which could impact growth.

    SOURCE: http://link.reuters.com/vab24r Pediatrics, online December 27, 2010.

     

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    [U1]This is what should have been here in Canada and The USA–instead we have given the Agro Corporates free and and clear access to dump-contaminate and cause chaos and havoc with creation–if this was enforced then Monsanto would have been the ones who would have lost the farms–Not the farmers they stripped and stole there lands through litigations and unjust rulings making the farmer at fault when in reality the Agro Companies like this would have been the ones to Pay—this kind of Agro business should have never been allowed to even begin to flourish or released–The Supreme court ruling that favoured this should not have transpired

    [U2]DING DING DING!!!! DANGER DANGER —this is all we need to have our healthy foods mixed with this Genetic Abomination

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    Show of the Week January 7 2011

    USDA Certified Organics Dirty Little Secret- Neotame
    The Vermont Resolution for Food Sovereignty

    NOTICE!-DO NOT DISCARD

    Multi Studies and Solutions (1) Isoquercitrin (2) Uptake of Antioxidants in kidneys and liver and heart (3) Minimizing radiation exposure to intestine (4) Wolfberry or Goji Berry on intestinal Cancers (5) Probiotic-Prebiotic and Oils protection

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    A) USDA Certified Organics Dirty Little Secret- Neotame

     

    Just when we thought that buying “Organic” was safe, we run headlong into the deliberate poisoning of our organic food supply by the FDA [U1] in collusion with none other than the folks who brought us Aspartame. NutraSweet, a former Monsanto asset, has developed a new and improved version of this neurotoxin called Neotame. —Neotame has similar structure to aspartame — except that, from it’s structure, appears to be even more toxic than aspartame. This potential increase in toxicity will make up for the fact that less will be used in diet drinks. Like aspartame, some of the concerns include gradual neurotoxic and immunotoxic damage from the combination of the formaldehyde metabolite (which is toxic at extremely low doses) and the excitotoxic amino acid. (Holisticmed.com) –But surely, this product would be labeled! NOT SO!!! For this little gem, no labeling required. And it is even included in USDA Certified Organic food. —The food labeling requirements required for aspartame have now been dropped for Neotame, and no one is clear why this was allowed to happen. Neotame has been ruled acceptable, and without being included on the list of ingredients, for:

    USDA Certified Organic food items.
    Certified Kosher products with the official letter k inside the circle on labels. (Janet Hull)
    Let me make this perfectly clear. Neotame does not have to be included in ANY list of ingredients! So, if you buy processed food, whether USDA Certified Organic or not, that food most likely will contain Neotame because it is cost-effective, and since no one knows it is there, there is no public backlash similar to what is happening with Aspartame. A win/win situation! but that’s not all. Just love chowing down on that delicious steak? Well, that cow most likely will have been fed with feed containing…..you guessed it…..Neotame! A product called “Sweetos,” which is actually composed of Neotame, is being substituted for molasses in animal feed. —“Sweetos is an economical substitute for molasses. Sweetos guarantees the masking of unpleasant tastes and odor and improves the palatability of feed. This product will be economical for farmers and manufacturers of cattle feed. It can also be used in mineral mixture,” said Craig Petray, CEO, The NutraSweet Company, a division of Searle, which is a part of Monsanto. (Bungalow Bill)—- Why would we feed animals food that is so distasteful that we would have to mask the unpleasantness with an artificial sweetener? Most animals will not eat spoiled, rancid feed[U2] . They know by the smell that it is not good. Enter Sweetos (Neotame). Just cover up the unpleasant tastes and odors, and you can feed them anything you want to, courtesy of the oh, so considerate folks at Monsanto and company. But of course, Monsanto is no longer associated with NutraSweet. In the time-honored tradition of covering its assets, Monsanto has a proven track record of spinning off controversial portions of its company that generate too much scrutiny, such as it did with the Solutia solution.

     

    Says the Farm Industry News, “Monsanto, which has long resided in the crosshairs of public scorn and scrutiny, appears to have dodged at least one bullet by spinning off its industrial chemical business into a separate entity called Solutia a couple of years ago. Solutia has since been hammered by lawsuits regarding PCB contamination from what were once called Monsanto chemical plants in Alabama and other states” (Source Watch) –So what is the solution to this problem? Buy Local Chemical FREE food, know your local farmer, and don’t buy processed foods whether they are labeled “Organic” or not. This requires a drastic change in lifestyle that most will not want to make. For those who choose to ride the wheel of chance by succumbing to this genocidal adulteration of our food supply by those who stand to profit from our sickness and early demise, my only comment is….it is your choice. But for those of us who have decided to fight this battle one bite at a time by hitting these GLOBALIST in the pocketbook where it hurts

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    MOST LIKELY TO SECEDE:
    The Vermont Resolution for Food Sovereignty

    Time to get serious about Food Sovereignty.

    WHEREAS All people are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and WHEREAS Food is human sustenance and is the fundamental prerequisite to life; and WHEREAS The basis of human sustenance rests on the ability of all people to save seed, grow, process, consume and exchange food and farm products; and WHEREAS We the People of Vermont, have an obligation to protect these rights as is the Common and Natural Law; and in recognition of the State’s proud agricultural heritage; and the necessity of agricultural, ecological and economic diversity and sustainability to a free and healthy Society;
    THEREFORE, Be it resolved, that We The People, stand on our rights under the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution and reject such Federal decrees, statutes, regulations or corporate practices that threaten our basic human right to save seed, grow, process, consume and exchange food and farm products within the State of Vermont; and, Be it further resolved, that We The People, shall resist any and all infringements upon these rights, from whatever sources that are contrary to the rights of the People of the State of Vermont

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    NOTICE–DO NOT DISCARD

     

     

    ü You should have a packet that looks like this from Senator Johnson which was hand carried by her two weeks ago.

     

    ü A number of us helped distribute her letter to you because we represent hundreds of your constituents who are aware of a critical issue going on outlined in Senator Johnson’s letter.

     

    ü We believe it’s imperative we take an active role in our local government since Arizona is being sanctioned in the billions at the end of this month by the EPA for what we believe is based on erroneous statistics. A letter will be delivered to you in a few days giving proof of this statement.

     

    ü Additionally, EPA claims Arizona falls into the “Extreme Pollution Level” category. Interestingly, there are 11 other states within this same category, yet Arizona is the ONLY state being sanctioned!

     

    ü Also interestingly, every registered vehicle in Arizona MUST meet EPA’s Vehicle Emissions Standards. Arizona motorists spend millions annually for this requirement. Has something failed in this process?

     

    ü The Arizona Republic (9/4/10) states, “The particles, about one-seventh the size of a human hair, can invade the lungs and blood stream, aggravate asthma and other breathing problems, and can cause respiratory and heart ailments especially among children.”

     

    ü These symptoms are exactly the result of a Geo-Engineering Program that has been going on in Arizona and globally, as portrayed in the documentary, “What in the World Are They Spraying” DVD in your packet.

     

    ü Essentially, Arizona should NOT be financially burdened more than it already is for an unwarranted claim; illness described in EPA’s “Particulate Matter” description does NOT come from our road dust; and, Arizona should NOT be singled out for sanctions in the billions.

     

    ü Since this Geo-Engineering Program is now being openly discussed to be legalized and outlines toxic heavy metals to be sprayed over humans . . our concerns cannot be passed on as a conspiracy theory! This MUST be addressed. We are counting on each and every one of you to take action. You will receive a follow-up letter in a few days. Thank you for your time.

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    1) Inhibition of influenza virus replication by plant-derived isoquercetin.

    Antiviral Res. 2010 Nov;88(2):227-35

    Authors: Kim Y, Narayanan S, Chang KO

    Influenza virus infects the respiratory system of human and animals causing mild to severe illness which could lead to death. Although vaccines are available, there is still a great need for influenza antiviral drugs to reduce disease progression and virus transmission. Currently two classes (M2 channel blockers and neuraminidase inhibitors) of FDA-approved influenza antiviral drugs are available, but there are great concerns of emergence of viral resistance. Therefore, timely development of new antiviral drugs against influenza viruses is crucial. Plant-derived polyphenols have been studied for antioxidant activity, anti-carcinogenic, and cardio- and neuroprotective actions. Recently, some polyphenols, such as resveratrol and epigallocatechin gallate, showed significant anti-influenza activity in vitro and/or in vivo. Therefore we investigated selected polyphenols for their antiviral activity against influenza A and B viruses. Among the polyphenols we tested, isoquercetin inhibited the replication of both influenza A and B viruses at the lowest effective concentration. In a double treatment of isoquercetin and amantadine, synergistic effects were observed on the reduction of viral replication in vitro. The serial passages of virus in the presence of isoquercetin did not lead to the emergence of resistant virus, and the addition of isoquercetin to amantadine or oseltamivir treatment suppressed the emergence of amantadine- or oseltamivir-resistant virus. In a mouse model of influenza virus infection, isoquercetin administered intraperitoneally to mice inoculated with human influenza A virus significantly decreased the virus titers and pathological changes in the lung. Our results suggest that isoquercetin may have the potential to be developed as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of influenza virus infection and for the suppression of resistance in combination therapy with existing drugs.– PMID: 20826184 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    ICan be found in Apples-Cherries- Onion- Bay leaf- Black Tea-Sweet Basil- AllSpice-Black Pepper-Apricot-Black Currant-White Willow-Elderberry—-these can as well be combined for instance you can combine apple and onion in a apple/onion sauce by blending the 2 together ( 2 apples to one onion (red onion has similar polyphenols that of red wine)–you can combo elderberry in an alcohol or honey mix by adding 1/4 cup of elderberry with 1 oz of brandy and 1/2 cup of honey -blend til fused smooth ( about 7 minutes at high speed ) or just use 1/4 cup of elderberry and 1/2 cup-3/4 cup of brandy or alcohol that is clear again blend for 10 minutes at high speed and then pour into a glass bottle-you can mix allspice with pepper when garnishing your foods in light doses when combined–you can combo elderberry and currant in a honey jam by adding equal parts of the currant to the elderberry and then double the volume of honey and blend-while blending add allspice to this about 1/2 tsp and then blend til smooth–these are some examples

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    2) A dietary supplement containing multiple phytochemicals and vitamins elevates hepatorenal and cardiac antioxidant enzymes in the absence of significant serum chemistry and genomic changes.

    Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2010 Mar-Apr;3(2):129-44

    Authors: Bulku E, Zinkovsky D, Patel P, Javia V, Lahoti T, Khodos I, Stohs SJ, Ray SD

    A novel dietary supplement composed of three well-known phytochemicals, namely, Salvia officinalis (sage) extract, Camellia sinensis (oolong tea) extract, and Paullinia cupana (guarana) extract, and two prominent vitamins (thiamine and niacin) was designed to provide nutritional support by enhancing metabolism and maintaining healthy weight and energy. The present study evaluated the safety of this dietary supplement (STG; S=sage; T=tea; G=guarana) and assessed changes in target organ antioxidant enzymes (liver, kidneys and heart), serum chemistry profiles and organ histopathology in Fisher 344 rats. Adult male and female Fisher 344 rats were fed control (no STG) or STG containing (1X and 7X, 1X=daily human dose) diets and sacrificed after 2 and 4 months. Serum chemistry analysis and histopathological examination of three vital target organs disclosed no adverse influence on protein, lipid and carbohydrate profiles, genomic integrity of the liver and/or the tissue architecture. However, analysis of the most important antioxidant components in the liver, kidney and heart homogenates revealed a dramatic increase in total glutathione concentrations, glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase enzyme activities. Concomitantly, oxidative stress levels (malondialdehyde accumulation) in these three organs were less than control. Organ specific serum markers (ALT/AST for the liver; CPK/AST for the heart; BUN/creatinine for kidneys) and the genomic integrity disclosed no STG-induced alteration. Some of the serum components (lipid and protein) showed insignificant changes. Overall, STG-exposed rats were more active, and the results suggest that STG exposure produces normal serum chemistry coupled with elevated antioxidant capacity in rats fed up to seven times the normal human dose and does not adversely influence any of the vital target organs. Additionally, this study reiterates the potential benefits of exposure to a pharmacologically relevant combination of phytochemicals compared to a single phytochemical entity. — PMID: 20716937 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    IThis is how synergy can work with a combination of herbs and supplements–this is called Orthomolecular healing-using things of the body or of nature in adeqautes dosing or in combination to rebalance and restore the body to it’s norm

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    3) Berberine inhibits acute radiation intestinal syndrome in human with abdomen radiotherapy.

    Med Oncol. 2010 Sep;27(3):919-25

    Authors: Li GH, Wang DL, Hu YD, Pu P, Li DZ, Wang WD, Zhu B, Hao P, Wang J, Xu XQ, Wan JQ, Zhou YB, Chen ZT

    Radiation-induced acute intestinal symptoms (RIAISs) are the most relevant complication of abdominal or pelvic radiation. Considering the negative impact of RIAIS on patients’ daily activities, the preventive effects of berberine on RIAIS in patients were investigated. Thirty-six patients with seminoma or lymphomas were randomized to receive berberine oral (n = 18) or not (n = 18). Forty-two patients with cervical cancer were randomized to a trial group (n = 21) and control group (n = 21). Radiotherapy used a parallel opposed anterior and posterior. 300-mg berberine was administered orally three times daily in trial groups. Eight patients with RIAIS were treated with 300-mg berberine three times daily from the third to the fifth week. Toxicities, such as fatigue, anorexia/nausea, etc., were graded weekly according to CTC version 2.0. Patients with abdominal/pelvic radiation in the control group showed grade 1 fatigue, anorexia/nausea, colitis, vomiting, proctitis, weight loss, diarrhea and grade 2 anorexia/nausea, fatigue. Only grade 1 colitis, anorexia/nausea, and fatigue were seen in patients of abdominal radiation treated with berberine. Grade 1 fatigue, colitis, anorexia/nausea, and proctitis occurred in patients of pelvic radiotherapy treated with berberine. Pretreatment with berberine significantly decreased the incidence and severity of RIAIS in patients with abdominal/pelvic radiotherapy when compared with the patients of the control group (P < 0.05). RIAIS were reduced in patients with abdominal radiotherapy/pelvic radiation after receiving berberine treatment. Berberine significantly reduced the incidence and severity of RIAIS and postponed the occurrence of RIAIS in patients with abdominal or whole pelvic radiation.

    IThis can be found in Golden Seal ( if you use no more then 10 days on and a week off ) or Oregon Grape Make a tea with these or make an infusion with alcohol or dried in capsule

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    4) Growth inhibition and cell-cycle arrest of human gastric cancer cells by Lycium barbarum polysaccharide.

    Med Oncol. 2010 Sep;27(3):785-90

    Authors: Miao Y, Xiao B, Jiang Z, Guo Y, Mao F, Zhao J, Huang X, Guo J

    Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) is extracted from the traditional Chinese herb Lycium barbarum, and has potential anticancer activity. However, the detailed mechanisms are largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to observe the anticancer effect of LBP on human gastric cancer, and its possible mechanisms. Human gastric cancer MGC-803 and SGC-7901 cells were treated with various concentrations of LBP for 1-5 days, and cell growth was measured by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide assay. Distribution of the cell cycle was analyzed by flow cytometry. Western blotting was used to indicate changes in the level of cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). LBP treatment inhibited growth of MGC-803 and SGC-7901 cells, with cell-cycle arrest at the G0/G1 and S phase, respectively. We believe that this is the first study to show that LBP arrested different cell lines from the same types of cancer at different phases. The changes in cell-cycle-associated protein, cyclins, and CDKs were consistent with the changes in cell-cycle distribution. This study suggests that induction of cell-cycle arrest participates in the anticancer activity of LBP on gastric cancer cells. PMID: 19669955 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    IRemedy–Fused this in either alcohol or honey —Take a 1/4 cup of Goji Berry( wolfberry) and add either brandy-vodka-gin or a good wine at 1 1/2 cup in blender and blend for about 10 minutes at high speed – then pour contents through a sift and allow the mix to drain and pour content in a glass bottle–use 1/2 a teaspoon once or twice a day–this also improves the vision-increases liver support-brain support due to the S.O.D content ( Superoxide Dismutase ) which increases Glutathione( major antioxidant in the body ) –You can as well do this as an elixor By adding 1/4 cup of brandy 1/2-3/4 cup of honey and blend til liquified–then add 1/4 cup of goji berry to this and blend for 7-10 minutes at high speed -when done pour entire conten in a glass bottle and use agai 1/2 tsp 2 times a day or as needed

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    5)The effect of probiotic microorganisms and bioactive compounds on chemically induced carcinogenesis in rats.

    Neoplasma. 2010;57(5):422-8

    Authors: Bertkova I, Hijova E, Chmelarova A, Mojzisova G, Petrasova D, Strojny L, Bomba A, Zitnan R

    Diet interventions and natural bioactive supplements have now been extensively studied to reduce risks of colon cancer, which is one of the major public health problem throughout the world. The objective of our investigation was to study the effects of probiotic, prebiotic, nutritional plant extract, and plant oil on selected biochemical and immunological parameters in rats with colon cancer induced by N,N dimethylhydrazine (DMH). Male and female Wistar albino rats were were fed by a high-fat (HF) diet (10% fat in the diet) and were divided into 9 groups: Control group; PRO group – HF diet supplemented with probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum to provide 3 x 109 c.f.u. of strain/1 ml of medium; PRE group – HF diet supplemented with inulin enriched with oligofructose (2% of HF diet); HES group – HF diet supplemented with plant extract of Aesculus hippocastanum L.( Horse Chestnut ) (1% of HF diet); OIL group – HF diet comprised Linioleum virginale (2% of HF diet); and combination of probiotic microorganisms and bioactive compounds in the groups – PRO-PRE, PRO-HES, PRO-OIL, PRE-OIL. Carcinogenesis was initiated with subcutaneous injection of DMH (20 mg/kg) two times at week interval and dietary treatments were continued for the six weeks. Application of probiotic microorganisms and bioactive compounds in all treated groups significantly decreased the activities of bacterial enzymes (p<0.001), the fecal bile acids concentration (p<0.01; p<0.001) and significantly increased serum TNFalpha level (p<0.001) in comparison to the control rats. The number of coliforms was reduced in PRO, PRO-PRE, PRO-OIL and PRE-OIL groups and significantly higher count of lactobacilli (p<0.05) was observed in PRO-PRE, PRO-OIL and PRE-OIL groups in compare with the controls. In conclusion, the results of this study indicate that probiotic microorganisms and bioactive compounds could exert a preventive effect on colon carcinogenesis induced by DMH.— PMID: 20568896 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    ISo this is saying that if you are on a high fat and protein diet this can offset some of the side effects of this diet as well as neutralize cancer causing chemicals from reacting with the colon

     

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    [U1]funny thing alot of us have been saying for a long time that the organics are not safe and the term we should really be using is pesticide free –chemical free–colour free–synthetic free if we are really trying to eat things as pure as possible—what we see is “ORGASMIC” may as well be as soon as people hear the term organic they assume thet have bitten into nirvana-well the truth is that we live in a world where gov’t have investments with corporations and so they legislate to protect there interest NOT OURS so if you have any intentions of buying anything then either buy direct from farmers especially those who have been bullied my the Globalist–

    [U2]Does this make you feel better when you are eating soy?? a garbage food –leftover byproduct and waste which was coined as a health food which is worse then aspartame but when combo’d with aspartame is even more toxic due to the synergy–CHOW DOWN

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    Show of the Week January 10 2011

     

    INTRAVENOUS VITAMIN C SAVES NZ MAN WITH FLU DAMAGED LUNG

    The Herxheimer Reaction – Feeling worse before feeling better

     

    Not All Infant Formulas Are Alike– Differential Effects on Weight Gain

     

    Recipe for Formula making for adult of child

     

    Google map of Bird and Fish Fall out

     

    Healing Autism: No Finer a Cause on the Planet

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    INTRAVENOUS VITAMIN C SAVES NZ MAN WITH FLU DAMAGED LUNG
    January 6, 2010 – 5:40 am

    A 56 year old male was referred to Auckland Hospital ICU on 1 July 2009 with total respiratory failure, for ECMO external oxygenation. The patient had contracted H1N1 Swine flu (confirmed by tests) while on holiday overseas, and had developed what is known as ‘white out’ pneumonia. This refers to x-rays showing no air space in the lungs.–After 20 days of life-sustaining ECMO treatment and other critical care, the patient, who was unconscious by induced coma, had not responded. The ICU team advised the family of the likely outcome and had prepared them for the possibility of the patient’s death.—Family members approached Centre for Advanced Medicine Limited (CAM) for advice on the clinical use of intravenous vitamin C for such cases.—At the family’s request, information was provided to ICU doctors including ISO 9001:2008 registered protocols, safety data, dosages and access to vials of IV vitamin C under CAM’s license for wholesale medicines.—The ICU team agreed to administer intravenous vitamin C according to the family’s wishes. This decision acknowledged the family’s rights, in compliance with the New Zealand Health and Disability Act, 1997.—The patient received intravenous vitamin C starting on the evening of 21 July, continuing until 29 July. 25 grams was provided on the first day increasing over the first three days to 50 grams twice daily which was sustained for a further six days.—By 24 July x-rays indicated increasing lung function and ECMO external oxygenation was discontinued on 26 July. After several days of assisted ventilation and critical care for ongoing secondary conditions, the patient was able to commence his recovery and rehabilitation.—The patient was discharged from hospital on Friday 18 September, and is recovering at home on the farm.–The decision by the Auckland Hospital ICU team to administer adequate dosages of IV vitamin C, and their skillful coordination of ICU procedures, were responsible for the positive medical outcome.—Permission from the patient and his family has been sought by CAM to publish these details on its website and elsewhere in the interests of accuracy. This permission was willingly provided and CAM expresses its thanks, admiration and respect.–CAM welcomes opportunities to provide similar professional support for registered medical practitioners and their patients.

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    Spirited debate in Poland against the Vaccines on H1N1

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    The Herxheimer Reaction – Feeling worse before feeling better

    The Herxheimer Reaction is a short-term (from days to a few weeks) detoxification reaction in the body. As the body detoxifies, it is not uncommon to experience flu-like symptoms including headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea or other symptoms. –This is a normal — and even healthy — reaction that indicates that parasites, fungus, viruses, bacteria or other pathogens are being effectively killed off. The biggest problem with the Herxheimer reaction is that people stop taking the supplement or medication that is causing the reaction, and thus discontinue the very treatment that is helping to make them better. Although the experience may not make you feel particularly good, the Herxheimer Reaction is actually a sign that healing is taking place.

    What Is The Herxheimer Reaction?

    The Herxheimer Reaction is an immune system reaction to the toxins (endotoxins) that are released when large amounts of pathogens are being killed off, and the body does not eliminate the toxins quickly enough. Simply stated, it is a reaction that occurs when the body is detoxifying and the released toxins either exacerbate the symptoms being treated or create their own symptoms. The important thing to note is that worsening symptoms do not indicate failure of the treatment in question; in fact, usually just the opposite.

    A Rose By Any Other Name

    Technically known as the Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction, this syndrome goes by many names, including JHR, the Herxheimer Effect, the Herxheimer Response, a Herx Reaction, Herx or Herks. The most common terminology used is the Herxheimer Reaction. It is also often referred to as a healing crisis, a detox reaction, or die-off syndrome.

    History

    The phenomenon was first described by Adolf Jarisch (1860-1902) working in Vienna, Austria, and a few years later by Karl Herxheimer (1861-1942), working in Frankfort, Germany. Both doctors were dermatologists mainly treating syphilitic lesions of the skin. They noticed that in response to treatment, many patients developed not only fever, perspiration, night sweats, nausea and vomiting, but their skin lesions became larger and more inflamed before settling down and healing. Interestingly, they found that those who had the most extreme reactions healed the best and fastest. The patient might be ill for 2-3 days, but then their lesions resolved.

    A Medical Example

    The Herxheimer reaction is caused by the release of toxic chemicals (endotoxins) released from the cell walls of dying bacteria due to effective treatment. The Herxheimer Reaction is well recognized in medical circles and is certainly not confined to the world of natural medicine or supplements. –For example, a recent study report (Feb ’04) on the treatment of Sarcoidosis found that, “. . . without exception, the improving patients are reporting periodic aggravation of their symptoms as an apparent direct response to the antibiotics. In other words, these patients say that their treatment makes them feel much worse before they experience symptom-relief.” The abstract of the study goes on to say, “This phenomenon is known as the Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction (JHR) and is often referred to informally as Herx. JHR is believed to be caused when injured or dead bacteria release their endotoxins into blood and tissues faster than the body can comfortably handle it. . . . This provokes a sudden and exaggerated inflammatory response . . . . In Sarcoidosis patients, the Herxheimer reaction seems to be a valuable indication that an antibiotic is reaching its target.” In the conclusion, the author states: “In my work with Sarcoidosis patients, it is my experience that recovering MP patients understand and welcome the Herxheimer reactions even when they must endure temporary increased suffering. They accept it as the price that they must pay in order to get well and they even seem to find it gratifying to experience tangible evidence of bacterial elimination. “

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    Not All Infant Formulas Are Alike– Differential Effects on Weight Gain

    ScienceDaily (Dec. 28, 2010) — New findings from the Monell Center reveal that weight gain of formula-fed infants is influenced by the type of formula the infant is consuming. The findings have implications related to the infant’s risk for the development of obesity, diabetes and other diseases later in life.—“Events early in life have long-term consequences on health and one of the most significant influences is early growth rate,” said study lead author Julie Mennella, Ph.D., a developmental psychobiologist at Monell. “We already know that formula-fed babies gain more weight than breast-fed babies. But we didn’t know whether this was true for all types of formula.”–While most infant formulas are cow’s milk-based, other choices include soy-based[U1] and protein hydrolysate-based formulas. Protein hydrolysate formulas contain pre-digested proteins and typically are fed to infants who cannot tolerate the intact proteins in other formulas.—In adults, pre-digested proteins are believed to act in the intestine to initiate the end of a meal, thus leading to smaller meals and intake of fewer calories. Based on this, the authors hypothesized that infants who were feeding protein hydrolysate formulas would eat less and have an altered growth pattern relative to infants feeding cow’s milk-based formula.–In the study, published online in the journal Pediatrics, infants whose parents had already decided to bottle-feed were randomly assigned at two weeks of age to feed either a cow’s milk-based formula (35 infants) or a protein hydrolysate formula (24 infants) for seven months.–Both formulas contained the same amount of calories, but the hydrolysate formula had more protein, including greater amounts of small peptides and free amino acids.—Infants were weighed once each month in the laboratory, where they also were videotaped consuming a meal of the assigned formula. The meal continued until the infant signaled that s/he was full.–Over the seven months of the study, the protein hydrolysate infants gained weight at a slower rate than infants fed cow milk formula. Linear growth, or length, did not differ between the two groups, demonstrating that the differences in growth were specifically attributable to weight.”All formulas are not alike,” said Mennella. “These two formulas have the same amount of calories, but differ considerably in terms of how they influence infant growth.”–When the data were compared to national norms for breast-fed infants, the rate of weight gain of protein hydrolysate infants was comparable to the breast milk standards; in contrast, infants fed cow’s milk formula gained weight at a greater rate than the same breast milk standards.–Analysis of the laboratory meal revealed the infants fed the protein hydrolysate formula consumed less formula during the meal.–“One of the reasons the protein hydrolysate infants had similar growth patterns to breast-fed infants, who are the gold standard, is that they consumed less formula during a feed as compared to infants fed cow’s milk formula” said Mennella. “The next question to ask is: Why do infants on cow’s milk formula overfeed?”–The findings highlight the need to understand the long-term influences of infant formula composition on feeding behavior, growth, and metabolic health. Future studies will utilize measures of energy metabolism and expenditure to examine how the individual formulas influence growth, and how each differs from breastfeeding.–Also contributing to the study, which was funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, were Monell scientists Gary Beauchamp and Alison Ventura.

    Story Source:–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Monell Chemical Senses Center, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference: Julie A. Mennella, Alison K. Ventura, and Gary K. Beauchamp. Differential Growth Patterns Among Healthy Infants Fed Protein Hydrolysate or Cow-Milk Formulas. Pediatrics, 2010; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-1675

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    Recipe for Formula making for adult of child

    —Get a Whey isolate or Whey Hydroslate 25-28 grams Unflavoured or Neutral or Natural and Add Mct 1-2 tablespoons –and add either vanilla or cocoa And sweeten with either Unpasteurized hone ot Maple syrup or Xylitol or Stevia ad 1-1 ½ cup of water all in a blender—you can substitute the cocoa for even fruit or almond extract or orange extract or add the cocoa and peppermint extract 1-3 drops of any of the extracts or 1 tablespoon of vanilla—blend for 4-5 minutes —this can be used as a pre meal for utilizing this to curb appetite —you can take it In between meals as well as a protein supplement—you can warm this and give it to infants but reduce the gram dosage to about ¼ -1/3 so 28 grams would be about 7-9 grams and reduce the MCT to 1 tablespoon

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    [This Sunday Herald (UK) article is another treatment of the same MMR – vaccine story in previous newsletter post.] http://www.sundayherald.com/news/newsi.hts?section=News+Focus&amp;story_id=13820

    Amid claims that the MMR triple vaccine can cause autism, Dr Andrew Wakefield insists in a new report that it should never have got a licence–Five years ago, Dr Andrew Wakefield was approached by parents who told him a tragic story. Their children had been developing normally until the toddlers were given the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, MMR. The parents said they then witnessed a regression in their children’s behaviour and speech, as well as the onset of an unpleasant bowel disorder. Presented with similar accounts by numerous sets of parents, the London doctor decided to investigate. What he discovered was to provoke one of the most bitter vaccination controversies ever. Today, he has a paper published in the Journal of Adverse Drug Reactions. It concludes that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella should not have been licensed in 1988 because inadequate research had been carried out. The conclusion is backed up by four senior figures in medicine regulation, including Dr Peter Fletcher, a former senior scientific civil servant and assessor to the Committee on Safety of Medicines. They say children given the vaccine in trials should have been monitored for much longer because adverse reactions could have taken several months to show.–They also say there was little information on the effects of giving three live vaccines together, compared with giving them separately. Wakefield’s original theory was published in The Lancet in 1998. He then extended his work and further findings were published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. His most up-to-date work on 170 children is soon to be published.—Last year, Professor John O’Leary, director of pathology at Coombe Women’s Hospital in Dublin, uncovered evidence pointing to a link between the MMR vaccine and autism in children. His findings, presented to a US Congressional hearing earlier this month, backed up Wakefield’s Lancet study. But, despite having been peer-reviewed, other experts insist there is no evidence to suggest a link. A three-year war has ensued between Department of Health scientists, who are struggling to maintain confidence in the vaccination programme , and researchers such as Wakefield and O’Leary. Speaking from his London home, Wakefield explained that his duty is to his patients, regardless of how much his findings upset the Department of Health. He said: “At first, we were sceptical but the parents’ story was so consistent that we felt we had to investigate. When the parent tells you they believe the problems started after exposure to the MMR vaccine, do you say, ‘That is very interesting but politically it makes me very uncomfortable’? -“I represent patients whose parents say to me, ‘This is what happened to my child: At one point, my child was developing normally, then they encountered the MMR and they developed autism.’ They say their children became badly behaved, developed terrible bowel problems and their communication regressed. They said there is an epidemic of this problem but the medical profession told them they were wrong.–“We had to take their story at face value and to investigate it. What we found, to our surprise, was that the parents were right.” Government scientists have heavily criticised Wakefield and his research. They claim his science has not been reproduced by either himself or other scientists – an allegation he disputes. —The hostilities penetrate down to the hospital where he works, the Royal Free in London. While Wakefield is carrying out his research, Professor Brent Taylor – head of the department of paediatrics and child health at the hospital – does his best to convince the public that the link does not exist. Professor Taylor told the Sunday Herald: “There are no serious side- effects and the MMR does not cause autism and inflammatory bowel disease. Nobody anywhere else in the world has been able to reproduce any of Wakefield’s studies. “Separate vaccines do not provide good protection for children. We do not want a new programme that could result in serious diseases which kill and maim people.”–The publication of a paper in the Journal of Adverse Drug Reactions saying that the MMR should never have been licensed caused a damaging row between the editor and the head of immunisation in Scotland. Dr Ian Jones, director of the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, wrote to the editor, Dr John Griffin, suggesting that the journal should not publish the controversial paper. This prompted Griffin to accuse Jones of trying to censor the journal.–Wakefield’s claims that a major government vaccination programme is causing children to become autistic are so damaging that his trust usually bans him from speaking to the media. Whenever the MMR debate is re fuelled by new claims, receptionists at the Royal Free Hospital are put on alert and any journalists asking to speak to the doctor are redirected to the trust’s official spokesman.–But, this weekend, Wakefield has been given permission to discuss his latest research. He is adamant that, despite being the subject of bitter personal criticism, his arguments will be based on his science. He does, however, express regret that the strength of government opposition is hindering the research.–He said: “I don’t want to moan about what has happened to me. We have got to fight this on the science. You go into this sort of thing with your eyes open. Yes, you are taking on your colleagues, the health department and the biggest drug companies in the world but the question you have to ask is, ‘Who do you represent?’ “My responsibility is to the patient and not to the Department of Health. I am not going to decide against investigating something because of the possible consequences for the Department of Health, because it may make things difficult for them. “The frustration is more that we are restricted in our attempts to help the children in the way that we would like to. It is becoming incredibly difficult to get funding for further investigations and clinical trials.”Discussing the paper to be published today, Wakefield points out that while the government scientists had until now directed their criticism at him, they must admit that they are also criticising former members of their own department.He said: “Government scientists were critical of our science but the work was peer-reviewed, unlike other papers, because of the controversial nature of the subject. This paper went to four reviewers who agreed to have their comments published. “We agreed to have that done not knowing what they would say and that is the way that science should be conducted. They have come out being very supportive. These are people who are not anti-vaccine but eminent people involved in drug regulation. The regulators themselves are saying that the vaccine was not safe.”-He added: “If they want to attack me, that’s fine but now they are bringing in four eminent regulators. Are they going to denounce the very valid opinions of their own colleagues?” Wakefield first suggested in 1998 that single vaccines should be made available on the basis of the fears of a link between the MMR and autism and inflammatory bowel disease. He says the findings of the latest report reinforces the need to make mono valent vaccines available now.–He said: “It is absolutely no good to come out with tired rhetoric claiming that the vaccine has been proven to be safe. I am afraid that that is not the case. Until this is resolved, single vaccines must be made available.–“The concerns have been dismissed by the Department of Health but doctors, practice nurses and health visitors are changing their minds. “I have referrals at the moment from paediatricians who believe their patients have been damaged by the MMR. We get this time and time again. The change in attitude is very telling.”–In May last year, Wakefield sent a copy of his latest paper to Dr Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer for England. He said: “I was giving them the option to provide supplies of monovalent vaccines because I did expect there to be a scare. I did that knowing that they could use it against us by attempting to undermine the paper but it would have been morally wrong just to let it appear on the news stands on Monday. What they chose to do with that information I do not know.”—Wakefield suggests vaccinating against measles at 15 months, against mumps when the child is three years old and against rubella when the child is four.–“What they are saying is that I could be responsible for an epidemic – children would suffer and some may die. But my point of view is pro vaccine. Nobody is saying, ‘Do not protect children against measles.’ This is about the safest way to do it. There is no need for measles to come back if we vaccinate against measles at 15 months. “I have been honest and have published data whether it is positive or negative. Thus far, the parents have been absolutely right and I am obliged to continue to take this to its natural conclusion. In the meantime, I think parents deserve the option of single vaccines.”–This month, the Scottish parliament has come under increasing pressure from MSPs to reintroduce single vaccines. Wakefield hopes that this may become a reality. “The Scottish parliament has a unique opportunity, having devolved from the power of Whitehall, to take important decisions. The people are closer to their representatives, who seem prepared to listen.”

     

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    Show of the Week January 14 2011

     

    Making a Laundry Soap—Clean Soap

     

    Study Probes Obesity Link to Fibromyalgia

     

    Tablet Splitting Is a Highly Inaccurate and Potentially Dangerous Practice

     

    Scientist Shows Link Between Diet and Onset of Mental Illness

     

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    Making a Laundry Soap—Clean Soap

     

     

    Making a Laundry Soap—Clean Soap

    You will need one bar of lye soap

    You will need 1 cup of borax

    You will need ½ cup of baking soda

    And water and a 5 gallon container

     

    Shred the soap with a grader and pour the contents into a pot adequately sized

    With water to take the pulverized soap—then add new water to the 5 gallon container half way with water—then add the liquefied soap water from the pot into the container and whisk together with a whisker—add the 1 cup of borax and add the ½ cup of baking soda ( you can add an essential oil for scent if you like such as lime –lemon –orange etc) whisk again til completely mixed-then allow to set over night—it will cogeal ( solidify like jello) then take a 2 litre ( quart ) container fill with water half way with water—then take the whisker and mix the jello soap till liquid again and pour to top off the container—can be used for clothes using 2-3 oz at a time –can be used as well for doing dishes—Will make 5 gallons for a bout 5 dollar total investment –so for about 2.50 you can make 5 gallons of cleaning soap

     

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    Study Probes Obesity Link to Fibromyalgia

    ScienceDaily (Jan. 1, 2011) — Afflicting up to 5 percent of the U.S. population, mostly women, fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and range of function problems. A new study in The Journal of Pain reports there is close association between obesity and disability in fibromyalgia patients.—The purpose of the study, conducted by University of Utah researchers, was to evaluate the relationship between fibromyalgia and obesity. They hypothesized that obesity significantly adds to the disease and disability burden of the condition. Two hundred fifteen fibromyalgia patients were evaluated in the study and given several physical tests to measure strength, flexibility, range of motion, and strength. Heart rates and sleep quality also were assessed.—The authors reported that consistent with previous studies, obesity is common among those with fibromyalgia. Half the study sample was obese and an additional thirty percent were overweight. Also consistent with previous findings, obese patients in this study showed increased pain sensitivity, which was more pronounced in lower body areas. The obese patients also had impaired flexibility in the lower body and reduced strength.–The study concluded that obesity is a common comorbidity of fibromyalgia that may compromise clinical outcomes. The adverse impact of obesity is evidenced by hyperalgesia, disability, impaired quality of life and sleep problems. The authors also noted that recent evidence suggests weight loss improves fibromyalgia symptoms, perhaps resulting from patients adopting healthier lifestyles and taking more positive attitudes toward symptom management, and overall quality of life. Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Pain Society.–Journal Reference:–Akiko Okifuji, Gary W. Donaldson, Lynn Barck, Perry G. Fine. Relationship Between Fibromyalgia and Obesity in Pain, Function, Mood, and Sleep. The Journal of Pain, 2010; 11 (12): 1329 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2010.03.006

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    Tablet Splitting Is a Highly Inaccurate and Potentially Dangerous Practice

     

    ScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2011) — Medical experts have issued a warning about the common practice of tablet splitting, after a study found that nearly a third of the split fragments deviated from recommended dosages by 15 per cent or more.–Their study, published in the January issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing, points out that the practice could have serious clinical consequences for tablets that have a narrow margin between therapeutic and toxic doses.–And they are calling on manufacturers to produce greater dose options and liquid alternatives to make the practice unnecessary.–Researchers from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium, asked five volunteers to split eight different-sized tablets using three techniques commonly used in nursing homes.–They found that 31 per cent of the tablet fragments deviated from their theoretical weight by more than 15 per cent and that 14 per cent deviated by more than 25 per cent. Even the most accurate method produced error margins of 21 per cent and eight per cent respectively. “Tablet-splitting is widespread in all healthcare sectors and a primary care study in Germany found that just under a quarter of all drugs were split” says study lead Dr Charlotte Verrue.–“It is done for a number of reasons: to increase dose flexibility, to make tablets easier to swallow and to save money for both patients and healthcare providers. However, the split tablets are often unequal sizes and a substantial amount of the tablet can be lost during splitting.”—The five researchers comprised a pharmacy student, researcher and professor, an administrative worker and a laboratory technician, ranging from 21 to 55 years of age. With the exception of the technician, none of the other study participants had tablet-splitting experience. The authors believe this replicated nursing home conditions where splitting is not always performed by professional nurses.–Between them they split tablets into 3,600 separate quarters or halves using a splitting device, scissors and a kitchen knife. The eight different tablets were different shapes and sizes, three were unscored, three had one score line and the others had two.—The drugs were prescribed for a range of health conditions, including Parkinson’s, congestive heart failure, thrombosis and arthritis.—After splitting, each fragment was weighed to see how much they deviated from the theoretical weight.

    Key results included:

    Using a splitting device was the most accurate method. It still produced a 15 to 25 per cent error margin in 13 per cent of cases, but this was lower than the 22 per cent for scissors and the 17 per cent for the knife.
    The splitting device produced a deviation of more than 25 per cent in eight per cent of cases, compared with 19 per cent for the scissors and 17 per cent for the knife.
    Some drugs were much easier to split accurately than others. The easiest to split produced an overall error margin (15 per cent deviation or more) of two percent and the most difficult tablets produced an error margin of 19 per cent.
    “Tablet splitting is daily practice in nursing homes” says Dr Verrue. “However, not all formulations are suitable for splitting and, even when they are, large dose deviations or weight losses can occur. This could have serious clinical consequences for drugs where there is a small difference between therapeutic and toxic doses.—“Based on our results, we recommend use of a splitting device when splitting cannot be avoided, for example when the prescribed dose is not commercially available or where there is no alternative formulation, such as a liquid.–“Staff who are responsible for splitting tablets should receive training to enable them to split as accurately as possible. They should also be made aware of the possible clinical consequences of dose deviations.–“We would also like to see manufacturers introduce a wider range of tablet doses or liquid formulations so that tablet splitting becomes increasingly unnecessary.”Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Wiley – Blackwell, via AlphaGalileo.–Journal Reference–Charlotte Verrue, Els Mehuys, Koen Boussery, Jean-Paul Remon, Mirko Petrovic. Tablet-splitting: a common yet not so innocent practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2011; 67 (1): 26 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05477.x

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    Scientist Shows Link Between Diet and Onset of Mental Illness

    ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2010) — Changes in diet have been linked to a reduction of abnormal behaviors in mentally ill people or animals, but a Purdue University study shows that diet might also trigger the onset of mental illness in the first place.–Joseph Garner, an associate professor of animal sciences, fed mice a diet high in sugar and tryptophan that was expected to reduce abnormal hair-pulling. Instead, mice that were already ill worsened their hair-pulling behaviors or started a new self-injurious scratching behavior, and the seemingly healthy mice developed the same abnormal behaviors.–“This strain of mouse is predisposed to being either a scratcher or a hair-puller. Giving them this diet brought out those predispositions,” said Garner, whose results were published in the December issue of the journal Nutritional Neuroscience. “They’re like genetically at-risk people.”–Garner studies trichotillomania, an impulse-control disorder in which people pull out their hair. The disorder, which disproportionately occurs in women, is thought to affect between 2 percent and 4 percent of the population. Mice that barber, or pull their hair out, have been shown to have low levels of serotonin activity in the brain. That neurotransmitter is known to affect mood and impulses. Garner hypothesized that increasing serotonin activity in the brain might cure or reduce barbering and possibly trichotillomania.–Serotonin is manufactured in the brain from the amino acid tryptophan, which is consumed in diets. The problem is that tryptophan often doesn’t make it across the barrier between blood and the brain because other amino acids can get through more easily and essentially block the door for tryptophan. Garner modified a mouse diet to increase simple carbohydrates, or sugars, and tryptophan. The sugars trigger a release of insulin, which causes muscles to absorb those other amino acids and gives tryptophan a chance to make it to the brain.–Using eight times as much sugar and four times as much tryptophan, Garner observed a doubling of serotonin activity in the brain. But the mice that barbered did not get better.—“We put them on this diet, and it made them much, much worse,” Garner said.–A second experiment divided the mice into three groups: those that were seemingly normal, others that had some hair loss due to barbering and a group that had severe hair loss. All the mice soon got worse, with conditions escalating over time.–“Three-quarters of the mice that were ostensibly healthy developed one of the behaviors after 12 weeks on the new diet,” Garner said.–Some of the mice developed ulcerated dermatitis, a fatal skin condition thought to be caused by an unidentified pathogen or allergen. Garner saw that the only mice that contracted the condition were the scratchers.—“What if ulcerated dermatitis, like skin-picking, another common behavioral disorder, is not really a skin disease at all?” Garner said. “We now have evidence that it may be a behavioral disorder instead.” When taken off the new diet, the negative behaviors stopped developing in the mice. When control mice were switched to the new diet, they started scratching and barbering.—Garner’s study raises questions of how diet might be affecting other behavioral or mental illnesses such as autism, Tourette syndrome, trichotillomania and skin-picking. He said that before now, a link between diet and the onset of mental disorders hadn’t been shown.–“What if the increase of simple sugars in the American diet is contributing to the increase of these diseases?” Garner said. “Because we fed the mice more tryptophan than in the typical human diet, this experiment doesn’t show that, but it certainly makes it a possibility.”—Garner next wants to refine the experiments to better imitate human dietary habits, including the amount of tryptophan people consume. Internal Purdue funding paid for his work. Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Purdue University, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS. Journal Reference–Brett D. Dufour, Olayiwola Adeola, Heng-Wei Cheng, Shawn S. Donkin, Jon D. Klein, Edmond A. Pajor, Joseph P. Garner. Nutritional up-regulation of serotonin paradoxically induces compulsive behavior. Nutritional Neuroscience, 2010; 13 (6): 256 DOI: 10.1179/147683010X12611460764688

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    Potential ‘Safe Period’ For Hormone Replacement Use Identified

    ScienceDaily (Feb. 8, 2009) — A new study makes important new findings on the role of hormone use on the risk of breast cancer, confirming that the use of estrogen plus progesterone increases the risk of both ductal and lobular breast cancer far more than estrogen-only; suggesting a two-year “safe” period for the use of estrogen and progesterone; and finding that the increased risk for ductal cancers observed in long-term past users of hormone replacement therapy drops off substantially two years after hormone use is stopped.–Previous studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy after menopause increases the risk of breast cancer and that use of a regimen that includes both estrogen and progesterone is more detrimental for the breast than the use of estrogen alone. But more data from large prospective studies are needed to fully characterize the impact of exogenous hormones (Exogenousor exogeneous) refers to an action or object coming from outside a system. It is the opposite of endogenous, something generated from within the system ) on breast cancer incidence by type of hormone preparation and histology of the cancer.—To investigate the association in more detail, American Cancer Society epidemiologists led by Eugenia E. Calle, PhD, did a prospective study of 68,369 postmenopausal women who were cancer-free at baseline in 1992. They examined the use of estrogen-only and estrogen and progesterone in current and former users of varying duration, and the subsequent risk of developing invasive ductal and lobular carcinoma of the breast. They also looked at whether the risk for each type of breast cancer and each type of hormone regimen varied by body mass index (BMI), stage of disease at diagnosis, and estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) status. For the present study, the follow-up period ended on June 30, 2005.—They confirmed the findings from previous work that estrogen and progesterone increases the risk of both ductal and lobular breast cancer far more estrogen alone. They also found the risk associated with use of estrogen and progesterone increases significantly and substantially within three years of beginning hormone use. The data showed no increased risk for women who used estrogen and progesterone for less than two years, potentially identifying a “safe” period for estrogen and progesterone use.—The study also found no increased risk of breast cancer in women who had stopped using estrogen and progesterone two or more years ago, suggesting a window of two to three years for the risks of estrogen and progesterone both to become apparent after initial use and to diminish after cessation. Few estimates of risk within two to three years of initiation and cessation are available, so these findings need replication in other large studies. The study found the use of estrogen and progesterone was associated with a doubling of risk of lobular cancer after three years of use, and a doubling of risk of ductal cancer with 10 years of use. Estrogen-only use was not associated with increased risk of ductal cancer, even after 20 years of use, but was associated with a 50 percent increase in risk of lobular cancer after 10 years of use.—Story Source: The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Cancer Society, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS. — Journal Reference: –Eugenia E. Calle et al. —Postmenopausal hormone use and breast cancer associations differ by hormone regimen and histologic subtype. Cancer, Published Online: January 20, 2008 DOI: 10.1002/cncr.24101

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    Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Linked To Breast Cancer Risk

    ScienceDaily (May 9, 2006) — Long-term estrogen therapy may be related to a higher risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women who have had a hysterectomy, according to an article in the May 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. —Previous studies have linked the use of hormone therapy to breast cancer among postmenopausal women, but have primarily focused on the hormone combination of estrogen plus progestin, according to background information in the article. Recently released results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a large clinical trial of hormone therapy, found no significant link between estrogen therapy and breast cancer in women who took the hormone for seven years. —Wendy Y. Chen, M.D., M.P.H., Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and colleagues evaluated women who were part of the Nurses’ Health Study, a group of female nurses that have been followed since 1976. In 1980, 11,508 women from the study were postmenopausal and had had a hysterectomy. Every two years the researchers enrolled all the additional women who become postmenopausal and had a hysterectomy, so 28,835 women were included by the end of the study in 2002. Women were asked by questionnaire every two years if they used hormones and whether they had developed breast cancer. For women who developed breast cancer, the researchers obtained permission to review the women’s medical records, which they used to record the hormone receptor information. Tumors were classified as positive or negative for estrogen receptor or progesterone receptor based on how they responded to specific hormonal therapies. —Throughout the study period, 934 invasive breast cancers developed, 226 among women who had never used hormones and 708 among women who were using estrogen at the time. The longer a woman used estrogen, the higher her risk of breast cancer. Those who had been taking estrogen for fewer than 10 years did not appear to have a higher risk than those who had never taken hormones, but those who had been taking estrogen for more than 20 years had a significantly increased risk. The association was strongest for cancers that were estrogen receptor positive and progesterone receptor positive. The results were similar when the researchers evaluated only women who were older than age 60; only women who had begun estrogen therapy after reaching age 50; and only women who were at least age 50 and had undergone a hysterectomy, even if they had not gone through menopause. —“In conclusion, we found that estrogen therapy was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer with longer-term use,” the authors write. “Although current use of estrogen therapy for less than 10 years was not associated with a statistically significant increase in breast cancer risk, the WHI has shown an increased risk of stroke and deep-vein thrombosis in the same time period. Women who take estrogen therapy for prevention or treatment of osteoporosis typically require longer-term treatment and should thus explore other options, given the increased risk of breast cancer with longer-term use.”—(Arch Intern Med. 2006; 166: 1027-1032. Available pre-embargo to media at http://www.jamamedia.org.) –Editor’s Note: This study was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. —Story Source: The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by JAMA and Archives Journals, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS —

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    ScienceDaily (Oct. 12, 2010) — Use of estrogen therapy is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney stones in postmenopausal women, according to a report in the October 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.– “Nephrolithiasis [kidney stones] is a common condition that affects 5 percent to 7 percent of postmenopausal women in the United States,” according to background information in the article. “Because the process of kidney stone formation is influenced by a variety of lifestyle and other health-related factors, the true impact of estrogen therapy on the risk of kidney stone formation is difficult to infer from observational studies.” — Using data from the national Women’s Health Initiative study, Naim M. Maalouf, M.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, examined data from two trials: 10,739 postmenopausal women with hysterectomy who received either an estrogen-only treatment or matching placebo and 16,608 postmenopausal women without hysterectomy who received either an estrogen plus progestin treatment or matching placebo. Data were collected for an average of 7.1 years in the estrogen-only trial and 5.6 years for the estrogen plus progestin trial. — A total of 335 cases of kidney stones were reported in the active treatment groups, while 284 cases occurred in the placebo groups. The beginning demographic characteristics and risk factors for kidney stones were similar in the two groups, and the authors found that estrogen therapy was associated with a significant increase in risk of kidney stones. The corresponding annualized incidence rate per 10,000 women per year was 39 in the treatment group and 34 in the placebo group. Development of kidney stones was five times more common in women with a history of kidney stones at the beginning of the study, but was not significantly altered by estrogen therapy. In this trial, estrogen therapy increased the risk of development of kidney stones irrespective of age, ethnicity, body mass index, prior hormone therapy use or use of coffee or thiazide diuretics.The authors conclude that their results “indicate that estrogen therapy increases the risk of nephrolithiasis in healthy postmenopausal women. The mechanisms underlying this higher propensity remain to be determined. In view of the sizable prevalence of nephrolithiasis in this segment of the population, these findings need to be considered in the decision-making process regarding postmenopausal n use.”—Story Source:–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by JAMA and Archives Journals.–Journal Reference: N. M. Maalouf, A. H. Sato, B. J. Welch, B. V. Howard, B. B. Cochrane, K. Sakhaee, J. A. Robbins. Postmenopausal Hormone Use and the Risk of Nephrolithiasis: Results From the Women’s Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2010; 170 (18): 1678 DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.342

     

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    Show of the Week January 17 2011

     

    Garlic– Recipe for Garlic and Uses- Garlic & Lecithin Recipe

     

    Dietary zinc and prostate cancer survival in a Swedish cohort1

    Digested green tea compounds show dementia and cancer benefits

     

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    Garlic

     

    English _ Garlic.

    Ayurvedic _ Lashuna, Rasona,

    Yavaneshta, Ugragandha, Mahaushadh,

    Arishta.

    Unani _ Seer, Lahsun.

    Siddha/Tamil _ Ullippoondu, Vellaippondu.

    Action _ Antibiotic, bacteriostatic, fungicide, anthelmintic, antithrombic, hypotensive, hypoglycaemic, hypocholesterolaemic. Also used for upper respiratory tract infections and catarrhal conditions.

    Key application _ As a supportive to dietary measures for elevated levels

    of lipids in blood; as a preventive measure for age-dependent vascular

    changes. (German Commission E, ESCOP, WHO, The British Herbal

    Pharmacopoeia.) Also as an antimicrobial. (The British Herbal

    Pharmacopoeia). Garlic has been shown to be effective in respiratory

    infections and catarrhal conditions. (The British Herbal Compendium.)

    The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India indicates the use of the bulb as

    a brain tonic in epilepsy and psychic disorders. Heavy consumption of garlic prior to surgery led to increased clotting time or reduced platelet aggregation (in human case reports). Garlic tablets at a dose of 400 mg twice daily for 12 weeks reduced platelet aggregation 59% compared with placebo in 80 patients (in human clinical study). (Francis Brinker.) Garlic cloves are high in sulphurcontaining amino acids known as alliin (no taste, no smell, no medicinal action). With crushing or chewing alliin comes into contact with the enzyme alliinase. Alliinase, in less than 6 s, transforms alliin into allicin (strongly medicinal), which breaks down into a number of sulphur compounds including ajoene, vinyldithin and diallyl disulfide, and trisulfide. The antibiotic effect is attributed to allicin; hypoglycaemic effect to allicin and allylprophyldisulphide (also to S-allyl Cysteine sulfoxide); anticarcinogenic activity to diallyl monosulfide; platelet aggregation inhibitory effect to diallyl-di- and tri-sulphides. Ajoene inactivated human gastric lipase, which is involved in digestion and absorption of dietary fats. Diallyltetra, penta-, hexa- and heptasulphides are potential antioxidants. AlliumleptophyllumWall. is equated with Vana Lashuna, Jangali Lahsun. Dosage _1 Bulb=3 g

    Garlic inhibits the activity of 5-Lipoxygenase.

    Lipids–Garlic inhibits the production of Prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha). Garlic inhibits the production of Prostaglandin I2 (PGI2). Garlic suppresses the production of Thromboxane A2 (TXA2).

    Minerals–Garlic helps to prevent the cellular damage caused by excessive Arsenic ingestion.

    Garlic facilitates the removal of accumulated Cadmium from the body. Garlic facilitates the removal of accumulated Lead from the body. Garlic facilitates the removal of accumulated Mercury from the body.

    Nucleic Compounds–Garlic inhibits the incorporation of Thymidine into the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) of many types of Cancer Cells (and thereby inhibits the ability of Thymidine to function as a growth factor for some types of Cancer Cells

    Garlic increases Glutathione Reductase levels.

    Garlic activates Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS).

    Hormones—Garlic increases plasma Luteinizing Hormone (LH) levels (due to the Diallyl Disulfide content of Garlic).

    Garlic increases Testosterone levels (due to the Diallyl Disulfide content of Garlic increasing Luteinizing Hormone (LH) levels.

    Neurotransmitters–Garlic increases plasma Norepinephrine levels

    Garlic protects Chromosomes from the damage caused by exposure to Gamma-Rays

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    Aged garlic extract delays the appearance of infarct area in a cerebral ischemia model, an effect likely conditioned by the cellular antioxidant systems.

    Phytomedicine. 2010 Mar;17(3-4):241-7

    Authors: Aguilera P, Chánez-Cárdenas ME, Ortiz-Plata A, León-Aparicio D, Barrera D, Espinoza-Rojo M, Villeda-Hernández J, Sánchez-García A, Maldonado PD

    Experimental evidence has shown that some garlic-derived products have a protective effect against ischemic brain injury. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of aged garlic extract (AGE), establish the therapeutic window, and determine its protective mechanism in a cerebral ischemia model. Animals were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 2h and treated with 1.2ml/kg body wt.(i.p.) of AGE 30min before, at the beginning of (0R), or 1h after reperfusion. The 0R treatment significantly reduced the size of the infarct area after 2h of reperfusion. Repeated doses subsequent to the 0R treatment (at 1, 2, or 3h after reperfusion) had no effect on the temporal window of protection. The protective 0R treatment with AGE prevented the increase in nitrotyrosine and the decrease in total superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, and extracellular superoxide dismutase activities induced by MCAO. These data indicate that AGE delays the effects of ischemia/reperfusion-induced neuronal injury. However, this treatment itself was not associated with a noticeable improvement in the neurological outcome, or with an effect on the inflammatory response. We conclude that the neuroprotective effect of AGE in the 0R treatment might be associated with control of the free-radical burst induced by reperfusion, preservation of antioxidant enzyme activity, and the delay of other pathophysiological processes.–PMID: 19577455 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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    Recipe for Garlic and Uses—Take 2 bulbs of garlic and add to blender ( peeled) the add 1 ½ cup of vinegar ( any will do ) then blend for 10 minutes and strain Put into glass container—then take 2 bulbs of garlic ( peeled) and add to a oil or fat again blend for about 10 minutes –strain the mix so only the oil comes out add to glass container –then take these specific vitamins –zinc ( use approximately 100mgs ) Selenium ( 1 mg ) B1 ( 600mgs) then add equal parts of the oil and the vinegar mixes of garlic ( do not use the whole amounts approximately 1-2 oz when doing this of each of the mixes ) blend for 5 minutes then pour this into a seperate container –and use ¼ tsp increments

    RThis will have sugar regulating effects—chelating effects ( removing- lead cadmium-mercury-arsenic) Anti Cancer Impact- Strength and endurance increase-anti inflammatory effect-reproductive aid-healing factor-Brain functioning improvement—heart health-liver health-pancreatic support-wound healing properties-Protects against alcohol poisoning—anti glycating of cells-Anti Aging-Antioxidant-Anti Microbial-Anti Bacterial-Anti Fungal—Cholesterol regulating

    RThe Garlic vinegar can be utilized as well independently as a tonic –healant—in cooking –as a protectant against differing pathogens in foods-again as a digestive aid-cholesterol impacting and as well has all the other attributes associated with vinegar and garlic-use 1 teaspon as neded or 1 X 3 aday

    RThe garlic oil can as well be utilized like the vinegar –use it ½ tsp increments

    RGarlic & Lecithin Recipe—you will need lecithin( sunflower or egg yolk not soy) 1 table spoon—1 whole bulb of garlic-1/4 cup of garlic vinegar-1/4 cup of garlic oil—then add zinc citrate 300mgs ( open capsule ) 600mgs of B1 ( open capsule) selenium 1 mg ( open either 5 capsules at 200 mcg strength or 10 capsules at 100mg strength ) if you like add cq 10 to this 200 mgs ( again depending on capsule strength open the appropriate amount ) and again you can increase these or decrease as you see fit—add all to blender and blend for 10 minutes at medium to high speed—add garlic oil or garlic vinegar if needed if to thick—when done pour into a glass bottle and use ½ tsp several times a day—the impact will be noticeable on the legs a renewed strength will be noticed—this will again impact the Norepinephrine levels of the brain ( flight or fright—clear thinking—cognitive ability-sex drive) cellular health and increases immune health—liver health—cholesterol regulating anti cancer—anti fungal-anti viral-anti bacterial-anti microbial—general tonic as well—can be used on a spread –in yogurt—on foods –taken straight—use ½ tsp several times a day
    RThese can be spread on your eggs –integrated in your cooking oils can be used in soups and have the benefits as well as protective properties-mixed in salads or salad dressings

    RThe garlic mix with the combo of supplements and vinegar can be used as a supplement—a tonic—immune restorer—immune supporter and again ¼ tsp 1 X3 a day or as needed

     

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    Dietary zinc and prostate cancer survival in a Swedish cohort1,2,3

     

    1. Mara M Epstein, Julie L Kasperzyk, Ove Andrén, Edward L Giovannucci, Alicja Wolk, Niclas Håkansson, Swen-Olof Andersson,

    2. Jan-Erik Johansson, Katja Fall, and Lorelei A Mucci

    + Author Affiliations

    1. 1From the Departments of Epidemiology (MME, JLK, ELG, KF, and LAM) and Nutrition (ELG), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA; the Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (MME, JLK, ELG, and LAM); the Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden (OA, S-OA, and J-EJ); The Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (AW and NH); the Department of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden (KF); and The Centre for Public Health Services, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland (KF and LAM).

    · ↵2 Supported by the National Institutes of Health research training grant R25CA098566 (to MME).

    · ↵3 Address reprint requests and correspondence to MM Epstein, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 181 Longwood Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02115. E-mail: mameyer@hsph.harvard.edu.

    Abstract

    Background: Zinc is involved in many essential cellular functions, including DNA repair and immune system maintenance. Although experimental evidence supports a role for zinc in prostate carcinogenesis, epidemiologic data are inconsistent; no data on cancer-specific survival have been reported. –Objective: Our objective was to determine whether dietary zinc assessed near the time of prostate cancer diagnosis is associated with improved disease-specific survival. –Design: This population-based cohort consists of 525 men aged <80 y from Örebro County, Sweden, with a diagnosis of prostate cancer made between 1989 and 1994. Study participants completed self-administered food-frequency questionnaires, and zinc intake was derived from nutrient databases. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to estimate multivariate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% CIs for time to death from prostate cancer as well as death from all causes through February 2009 by quartile (Q) of dietary zinc intake. Models were also stratified by disease stage at diagnosis (localized or advanced). –Results: With a median follow-up of 6.4 y, 218 (42%) men died of prostate cancer and 257 (49%) died of other causes. High dietary zinc intake was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer–specific mortality (HRQ4 vs Q1: 0.64; 95% CI: 0.44, 0.94; P for trend = 0.05) in the study population. The association was stronger in men with localized tumors (HR: 0.24; 95% CI: 0.09, 0.66; P for trend = 0.005). Zinc intake was not associated with mortality from other causes. -Conclusion: These results suggest that high dietary intake of zinc is associated with lower prostate cancer–specific mortality after diagnosis, particularly in men with localized disease

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    Digested green tea compounds show dementia and cancer benefits
    Digested polyphenol compounds from green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia,

    The in vitro study, published in Phytomedicine, confirmed that post-digestion, extracts of the phytochemical rich drink shows protective effects for dementia, and could play an important role in protecting the body against cancer. –The researchers investigated whether the protective properties of green tea – which have previously been shown to be present in the undigested, freshly brewed form of the drink – were still ‘active’ once the drink had been digested. –Lead researcher Dr Ed Okello from Newcastle University, U.K.said that just because a consumed food is generally accepted to contain health-boosting properties; it should not be assumed that such compounds will ever be absorbed in the body. –“What was really exciting about this study was that we found when green tea is digested by enzymes in the gut, the resulting chemicals are actually more effective against key triggers of Alzheimer’s development than the undigested form of the tea,” explained Okello –“In addition to this, we also found the digested compounds had anti-cancer properties, significantly slowing down the growth of the tumour cells which we were using in our experiments,” added Okello.

    Dementia

    Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia – is a progressive and irreversible neurodegenerative disorder associated with cognitive dysfunction. The authors noted that “mounting evidence” suggests that beta-amyloid peptides in conjunction with free radical species (such as hydrogen peroxide) in the brain play a significant role in the development and pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s. Many previous studies, have suggested that both black and green teas possess protective properties, which have been mainly attributed to their polyphenol content. —Green tea is high in flavan-3-ols, which are believed to be efficient scavengers of highly reactive free radical species, and have been shown to exhibit anti-carcinogenic; hypocholesterolaemic and neuroprotective properties . –Okello said that although research has identified certain compounds as beneficial for health, and in many cases has identified foods with high concentrations of such compounds, he explained that “what happens during the digestion process is crucial to whether these foods are actually doing us any good.” “Flavan-3-ols have been reported to possess properties beneficial to health, [but] they are known to undergo significant metabolism and conjugation in the gastrointestinal tract,” said the researchers. –“It is unknown how such metabolism and conjugation may influence the putative properties of these polyphenols, hence the focus of our study on a digested green tea extract,” they explained.

    Digested extract

    Green tea extract – from brewed Temple of Heaven, Gunpowder China tea, purchased by the researchers from a local store – was subjected to a simulated gastrointestinal digestion and a ‘colon-available’ extract (CAGTE) was prepared and assessed for its potential protective effects against the damaging effects of hydrogen peroxide and beta-amyloid on neuronal cells in the brain – which are believed to play a role in the development of dementia. –The CAGTE, which represents green tea phytochemicals potentially available after upper gastrointestinal digestion, was found to be depleted in flavan-3-ols when compared to the pre-digested green tea extract; yet was still found to protect cells in a brain neurone model from both hydrogen peroxide and beta-amyloid toxicity. –“At high concentrations, CAGTE exhibited direct anti-proliferative effects, in line with the reputed anti-cancer properties of green tea polyphenols,” wrote the authors. –“The CAGTE, which effectively lacked flavan-3-ols, had a protective effect on beta-amyloid induced toxicity in vitro at 0.03–0.125 μg/ml … This figure is much lower than the 20 μg/ml reported for effective protection in whole green tea extracts,” said the researchers.

    Next step

    He said that the next step in the research is to investigate whether the beneficial compounds found in the digestion model are produced during digestion in human volunteers that consume green tea polyphenols – for which the team has already secured funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

    Source: Phytomedicine–Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2010.11.004 –“In vitro protective effects of colon-available extract of Camellia sinensis (tea) against hydrogen peroxide and beta-amyloid (Aβ(1–42)) induced cytotoxicity in differentiated PC12 cells” –Authors: E.J. Okello, G.J. McDougall, S. Kumar, C.J. Seal

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    Calorie Restricted Diet Prevents Pancreatic Inflammation And Cancer

     

    How Calorie-Restricted Diets Fight Obesity and Extend Life Span

     

    Fueling the Body on Fat Critical Tuning Dial for Controlling Energy Found

     

    Key Enzyme In Fat Absorption Discovered

     

    How Progesterone & Estrogen Increases Breast Cancer Risk

     

    BRCA1 Gene Found To Inhibit Two Sex Hormones, Not Just One

    Anti Estrogenic Antidote

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    Calorie Restricted Diet Prevents Pancreatic Inflammation And Cancer

    ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2008) — Prevention of weight gain with a restricted calorie diet sharply reduced the development of pancreatic lesions that lead to cancer in preclinical research reported April 15 by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.—The research sheds light on the connection between obesity, calorie intake and pancreatic cancer by comparing a calorie restricted diet, an overweight diet and an obesity-inducing diet in a strain of mice that spontaneously develops pancreatic lesions that lead to cancer.—“Obesity is a known risk factor for pancreatic cancer, but the mechanism underlying that relationship is unknown,” said senior author Stephen D. Hursting, Ph.D., professor in M. D. Anderson’s Department of Carcinogenesis and Chair of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Texas. “Our findings indicate that calorie restriction hinders development of pancreatic cancer, which could have implications for prevention and treatment of pancreatic tumors caused by chronic inflammation and obesity.”–The group’s analysis points to a connection between calorie intake and a protein called Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) -1, with obesity increasing and calorie restriction decreasing levels of IGF-1. IGF-1 is an important growth factor known to stimulate the growth of many types of cancer cells. Inflammatory signaling proteins also were found to be reduced in the blood of the calorie-restricted mice.—“Mice on the heavier diets had significantly more lesions and larger lesions than those on the restricted calorie diet,” said first author Laura Lashinger, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in Hursting’s laboratory. The strain of mice, developed by Susan Fischer, professor in M. D. Anderson’s Department of Carcinogenesis, spontaneously develops lesions associated with pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas. These lesions develop into pancreatic cancer and virtually all of these mice die within six to eight months.-The researchers fed the calorie restricted group a diet that was 30 percent lower in calories than that consumed by the overweight group and 50 percent lower than the obese group. Only 7.5 percent of mice on the calorie-restricted diet developed pancreatic lesions at the end of the experiment, and these lesions were so small that none exhibited symptoms of illness. For mice on the overweight diet, 45 percent developed lesions, as did 57.5 percent of those on the obesity-inducing diet. Lesions were also much larger in the overweight and obese mice than the calorie restricted mice.—While calorie restriction has been shown to have an anti-cancer effect in multiple species and for a variety of tumor types, its impact had not been well-studied in a model of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death and remains mostly intractable to existing treatments.–The decline in blood levels of inflammatory proteins in the calorie restricted mice makes sense, Lashinger notes, because fat tissue is a major source of inflammatory factors such as cytokines.–[U1]The research was funded by grants from the National Institute of Health and the University of Texas, and is a collaboration between M. D. Anderson’s Department of Carcinogenesis, based at the The Virginia Harris Cockrell Cancer Research Center at M. D. Anderson’s Science Park – Research Division in Smithville, Texas, and the University of Texas at Austin Department of Nutritional Sciences.–Co-authors with Lashinger, Hursting and Fischer are Lauren Malone, Elizabeth Daniels, Nicole Smith, and Susan Perkins of the UT Department of Nutritional Sciences and Amy Pavone of M. D. Anderson’s Department of Carcinogenesis.–Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

     

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    How Calorie-Restricted Diets Fight Obesity and Extend Life Span

     

    Fruits and vegetables are a key part of calorie-restricted diets, which may increase longevity.–ScienceDaily (Dec. 29, 2009) — Scientists searching for the secrets of how calorie-restricted diets increase longevity are reporting discovery of proteins in the fat cells of human volunteers that change as pounds drop off. The proteins could become markers for monitoring or boosting the effectiveness of calorie-restricted diets — the only scientifically proven way of extending life span in animals.–Their study appears online in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research.–Edwin Mariman and colleagues note that scientists have long known that sharply restricting intake of calories while maintaining good nutrition makes animals live longer and stay healthier. Recent studies suggest that people may gain similar benefits. But scientists know little about how these diets work in humans, particularly their effects on cells that store fat.–The new study focused on proteins in abdominal subcutaneous fat cells from a group of overweight people before and after they went on a five-week-long calorie-restricted diet. The volunteers each lost an average of 21 pounds[U2]. Scientists identified changes in the levels of 6 proteins as the volunteers shed pounds, including proteins that tell the body to store fat. These proteins could serve as important markers for improving or tracking the effectiveness of therapies involving calorie-restricted diets, they say.-Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Chemical Society, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.-Journal Reference–Bouwman et al. The Physiologic Effects of Caloric Restriction Are Reflected in the <i>in Vivo</i> Adipocyte-Enriched Proteome of Overweight/Obese Subjects. Journal of Proteome Research, 2009; 8 (12): 5532 DOI: 10.1021/pr900606m

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    Fueling the Body on Fat Critical Tuning Dial for Controlling Energy Found

    ScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2011) — Researchers have found what appears to be a critical tuning dial for controlling whole body energy, according to a new report in the January issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. When energy levels within cells drop, it sets off a series of events designed to increase the amount of calorie-rich dietary fat that the body will absorb.—This energy reset mechanism is surely critical for survival under natural conditions of scarcity to ensure a steady supply of fuel, the researchers say. Today, many of us who enjoy a Western diet loaded with fat might do better if we could find a way to turn the activity of the so-called AMPK-SRC-2 pathway down.–“Thousands of years ago, this would have been crucial,” said Bert O’Malley of Baylor College of Medicine. “Now it’s trouble because we eat so much fatty food.”[U3]–Earlier studies had shown the enzyme AMPK to be an ancient energy sensor. The enzyme causes cells to consume less energy in the form of ATP and to produce more. AMPK also drives appetite.–The new work shows that AMPK also allows for the optimal absorption of THE MOST ENERGY-RICH FUEL from the diet: fat[U4]. That effect of AMPK depends on its activation of SRC-2, a master control gene whose job is to switch other genes on.—When SRC-2 springs into action, it controls genes that lead to the secretion of bile from the gall bladder into the intestine. “You need bile to emulsify and absorb fat,” O’Malley explained.- Mice lacking SRC-2 fail to absorb fat normally, they report. Those deficiencies can be corrected by restoring bile acids to the gut.[U5]-Together with earlier work, the findings present a “pretty picture” in which SRC-2 is involved in absorbing and storing fat. SRC-2 is also known to play a role in releasing stored glucose from the liver. “It’s all about energy accretion, storage and delivery,” O’Malley says.–This process takes place on a daily basis even when there is already plenty of fat stored in the body. “It’s designed to get in more fat,” he says. “Over evolutionary time, when you didn’t know when the next meal would be, you really couldn’t get enough fat. Now, our next meal is at the corner McDonald’s.”–The discovery reveals a key mechanism linking the cellular energy state with the whole-body energy state and may ultimately have important clinical implications, the researchers say.–“Obesity is all about fat absorption and storage,” O’Malley said. “If you could turn that down, you could have a major effect on a disease that is slowly killing the population.” He says his team is now conducting studies in search of SRC-2 inhibitors that might do exactly that.—Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Cell Press, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference–Atul R. Chopra, Ramakrishna Kommagani, Pradip Saha, Jean-Francois Louet, Christina Salazar, Junghun Song, Jaewook Jeong, Milton Finegold, Benoit Viollet, Franco DeMayo, Lawrence Chan, David D. Moore, Bert W. O’Malley. Cellular Energy Depletion Resets Whole-Body Energy by Promoting Coactivator-Mediated Dietary Fuel Absorption. Cell Metabolism, 2011; 13 (1): 35-43 DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2010.12.001

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    Key Enzyme In Fat Absorption Discovered

    ScienceDaily (Mar. 18, 2009) — Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) have found that a key enzyme involved in absorbing fat may also be a key to reducing it. The enzyme, acyl CoA: [U6]monoacylglycerol acyltransferase 2 or Mgat2 is found in the intestines and plays an important part in the uptake of dietary fat by catalyzing a critical step in making triglyceride, a kind of fat. –Triglyceride accounts for nearly one-third of the fat eaten by people in developed countries.–Researchers in the laboratory of Robert V. Farese, Jr. MD, found that mice that were genetically modified to lack Mgat2 remain normal on a low-fat diet. However, when fed a high-fat diet that is similar to that eaten by many Americans, the mice do not get fat and do not develop other symptoms of obesity, such as glucose intolerance, hypercholesterolemia, and fatty livers. The mice eat the same number of calories as other mice, and the calories are fully absorbed. –“Because mice that lack this enzyme do not gain weight on a high-fat diet, it is an intriguing target for future interventions to prevent weight gain and the problems associated with that extra weight,” said Dr. Farese.–The mechanism of action, the researchers identified was that the lack of Mgat2 may reduce the uptake of fat in the small intestine and delay its entry into the blood. This process may dissociate fat from carbohydrate absorption and insulin secretion and ultimately lower the amount of fat stored and used. How this happens is not clear. One possibility is that the absorbed fat is partitioned more to tissues where it is burned up.–“Differences in Mgat2 expression may contribute to the propensity of some people to gain weight from diets rich in fat,” said Eric Yen, PhD, lead author of the study. “Our findings suggest that inhibiting this enzyme in the small intestine might be an effective way to treating metabolic diseases that result from excessive fat intake.”–Results of their study were published in the current issue of the journal Nature Medicine.–Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Gladstone Institutes, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS

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    How Progesterone & EstrogenIncreases Breast Cancer Risk

    ScienceDaily (Jan. 18, 2011) — Researchers have identified how the hormones progesterone and estrogen interact to increase cell growth in normal mammary cells and mammary cancers, a novel finding that may explain why postmenopausal women receiving hormone replacement therapy with estrogen plus progestin are at increased risk of breast cancer.–The discovery that both estrogen and progesterone must be present for the increased production of the protein amphiregulin, which binds to mammary cells and promotes cell growth, could lead to new treatment methods for the disease, said Sandra Haslam, director of Michigan State University’s Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center and lead researcher on the project.–The study, funded by the Department of Defense’s Breast Cancer Research Program and published in Hormones and Cancer, looked at why progesterone combined with estrogen may contribute to increased breast cancer risk. In the study, researchers used both the native hormone, progesterone, and a synthetic compound, progestin — obtaining the same results.—The finding might help explain earlier results from the groundbreaking Women’s Health Initiative showing the risk of breast cancer is significantly greater for postmenopausal women who received hormone replacement therapy with combined estrogen plus progestin compared to women receiving estrogen alone.–“Also, breast cancers that develop in women receiving estrogen plus progestin are more invasive and deadlier,” Haslam said. “What is the progestin doing to increase the risk of tumor growth?”–Along with co-investigator Anastasia Kariagina, a colleague in the College of Human Medicine and Department of Physiology, Haslam identified the protein amphiregulin and its receptor as one potential culprit.—“Amphiregulin — acting through its receptor, epidermal growth factor receptor — along with progesterone leads to the activation of intracellular pathways that regulate cell growth,” Haslam said. “When activated, this promotes normal cell growth and the growth of tumors.”—The study was performed in rats because breast cancers in rats contain receptors for estrogen and progesterone — similar to the human breast — and tumor growth is hormone-dependent, as are the majority of human breast cancers. The research team also confirmed the same phenomenon in human breast cancer cell cultures.–In addition, the research team found that Iressa, a cancer drug that blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor, effectively stopped the proliferation caused by amphiregulin. While those studies were done only in cell cultures and not on tumors growing in animals, the results are promising, Haslam said.—“The results indicate that the interactions between estrogen, progesterone and epidermal growth factor receptor pathways may be considered relevant targets for the treatment of hormone-dependent breast cancers,” she said. “This may be especially important in premenopausal breast cancer because women produce their own estrogen and progesterone.–“A combined approach of inhibiting both the hormones and the epidermal growth factor receptor may be beneficial for some women in treating hormone-dependent breast cancer.”–Story Source:–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Michigan State University.–Journal Reference-Anastasia Kariagina, Jianwei Xie, Jeffrey R. Leipprandt, Sandra Z. Haslam. Amphiregulin Mediates Estrogen, Progesterone, and EGFR Signaling in the Normal Rat Mammary Gland and in Hormone-Dependent Rat Mammary Cancers. Hormones and Cancer, 2010; 1 (5): 229 DOI: 10.1007/s12672-010-0048-0

     

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    BRCA1 Gene Found To Inhibit Two Sex Hormones, Not Just One

     

    ScienceDaily (Jan. 26, 2006) — It’s been known that the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA1 regulates use of estrogen in breast and other cells, but now researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered that it also controls activity of a second sex steroid hormone, progesterone. —The findings, conducted in cell culture and in mice and reported by the researchers in the January issue of Molecular Endocrinology, could help explain why women who have mutations in their BRCA1 gene are susceptible to a number of different “hormone-dependent” cancers, including those of the breast, endometriun and cervix. —It also has implications for ordinary cancers that arise because a normal BRCA1 gene is under-expressed, said the study’s principal investigator, Eliot Rosen, MD, PhD, professor of oncology, cell biology, and radiation medicine at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. —For example, he says that up to 40 percent of breast tumors are deficient in BRCA1, “and it may be that some patients could benefit not only from an anti-estrogen therapy, like tamoxifen, but also from an anti-progesterone agent. —“We don’t know if that is true yet, of course, but it is certainly worth investigating, given our findings,” Rosen said. –The BRCA1 gene and a second gene, BRCA2, were discovered to be breast cancer susceptibility genes in 1994 and 1995, respectively. Women who inherit faulty copies of one of these genes have up to an 80 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer by age 70, and are also more likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. –Rosen and his research team undertook the study to understand why loss of the BRCA1 gene results in cancers in tissues that are dependent on hormones. They focused on the progesterone hormone, in part, because of the observation that women who use hormone replacement therapy that includes both estrogen and progestin (a synthetic form of progesterone) are at greater risk of developing breast cancer than women who use only estrogen replacement. [U7]–The use of progesterone in the breast is tightly regulated and is primarily activated when growth in cells is needed, such as during the female menstrual cycle and to support a pregnancy. A cell’s use of progesterone and other such hormones is controlled by specific receptor proteins, located inside cells, which bind on to the hormone. This process activates the receptor, which then migrates to the cell nucleus to stimulate gene expression. —To find out what role BRCA1 played in progesterone receptor signaling, the Lombardi research team conducted a series of experiments. In one set of cell culture studies in the laboratory, they used breast cancer cells that were responsive to progesterone, and then genetically manipulated them to either over or under-express the BRCA1 gene in order to assess the gene’s effect on progesterone receptor signaling. –They also used mice in which the BRCA1 gene was partially deleted, but only in breast tissue. The animals were treated with estrogen, or progesterone, or both, and response of the mammary gland was compared with that of normal mice. –In this way, the researchers concluded that BRCA1 interacts physically with the progesterone receptor, and stops it from activating other genes. It does this even in the absence of the progesterone hormone, and, thus, acts as a strong check on errant growth. —“But in mice deficient in BRCA1, we found that estrogen plus progesterone has a particularly large effect in stimulating the growth of mammary epithelial cells − an effect much greater than the effects of either hormone used alone,” Rosen said. —The study was funded by grants from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Cancer Institute. Contributing to the study were Yongxian Ma, MD; Pragati Katiyar, MS; Laudette P. Jones, PhD; Saijun Fan, MD, PhD; Yiyu Zhang, MD; and Priscilla A. Furth, MD. –Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Georgetown University Medical Center

    IMy Comment Here—the issue is not about the estrogens and progesterones but rather the bodies ability to utilize them and remove them—the herbalist and other alternative health and healers knew this of yesteryear and would require women to do blood tonics and organ supporting herbs that would alleviate the load of these hormones—In todays times when foods consumed are highly hormonal –Soy – Vege oils ( estrogen imbalancing )-olive oils ( which can increase testosterone) peas ( estrogenic)– and chemicals that are highly xenoestrogenic like dish soaps and laundry soaps and cleaners and pesticide on or in the foods and hormone produced milk and meats—the system may not necessarily lack the gene but rather being so overwhelmed with the load that there is not enough to compensate for the imbalances—the old ways maybe tougher but the work –the thought and suggestions here would be to eliminate the foods causing the overload and to potential fast or reduce drastically consumption and increase foods that are going to reinforce the organs and the gene production to assist in balancing out what is overloaded

     

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    Anti Estrogenic Antidote
    Because of the overloading of the endocrine and lymphatic system of estrogen three has been a number of reproductive cancers occurring at a higher then normal rate…..if you look up the stats this didn’t happen til the 60’s when cancers of all types started to become more apparent in the USA and Canada…. What changed? The exposure to pesticides had definitely increased, the exposure to toxic pollutants had definitely increased, the removal of foods from the diet which were maligned to be a problem but in fact were not, and new food and dietary guidelines were introduced that were in fact cancer causing, such as soy and margarine, food additives and chemical preservatives, plastics that contained foods and detergents which are xeno-estrogenic characteristics. This means these are synthetic estrogens that will in fact react the same way as plant estrogens but in a higher concentrated levels that will bind to what are known as receptor sites ….these are areas of the body that are triggered by hormones and enzymes which cause a chemical reaction or trigger a signal in the body to perform whatever function that is required. These estrogens coming from with out, are extremely dangerous because of the way they accumulate in the body, and the reaction they cause in the body. In the case of estrogen it will lead to cancer, there are over 50 years of research an data to validate this, and to this day the end result has been the same since we have introduced highly estrogenic foods into the diet, males are becoming more mentally and physically dysfunctional, and women are breaking down more rapidly then there predecessors did. By being exposed to dish soap, latex, fuel oils, carpeting, clothing , fabric softeners, clothing made with synthethics, exhaust fumes from all petro products, including the Idea of biodiesel or bio fuels, this to will exacerbrate a bad condition already existing, and will compound the effect that much more…

     

    So how do we heal this condition? How do we reverse the effect? Can we reverse the effect ?…there are herbs, supplements, and vitamins that actually regulate estrogen and remove the excess out of the body, via liver. And through other means of expulsion from the body. There are foods we can eat as well as foods to avoid that will assist us in the regulating of the overloading of the hormones in our system. I will give a list of foods herbs and supplements that will assist in this endeavor to keep us hormonally balanced :….Some of these will be used as a tea, others will be consumed and others used as a supplement….and in some cases used together to remove whatever is afflicting us hormonally….

     

    Vitamins:

    Zinc

    Iodine

    Selenium

    Magnesium

    Sulfur

     

     

     

    Herbs that can assist in the removal of estrogen from the body

    Watercress

    Turmeric

    Garlic

    Onion

    Shallots

    Parsely

    Mint

    Celery Root

    Rosemary

    Siberian Ginseng

    Gota Kola

    Thyme

    Milk Thistle

    Dandelion

    Lady’s Thistle

    Summer and Winter Savoury

    Ginger and Galangal

    Balm of Gilead ( balsam poplar )

    Perilla

    Olive Leaf

    Oregano

     

    Supplements that will remove estrogen or block it’s effect

    NAC

    L Cysteine

    Methionine

    Taurine

     

     

    Foods that can remove or block estrogen:

    Nuts

    Seeds

    Omega 9 oils

    Avocado

    Rice Bran Oil

    Wheat Germ Oil

    Papaya

    Pineapple

    Berries

    Citrus fruits ( Bioflavonoids )

    Oats and Barley ( Whole )

    Broccoli and Broccoli Sprouts

    Onion Sprouts

    Cabbage

    Cauliflower

    Kohl Rabi

    Kale

    Parsley

    Celery Root

    Grass fed Animals ( grain fed will encourage hormone imbalancing due to the excess of omega 6 in the fat rather then 3 ( grass fed cows have 15 times more omega 3 then fish )

    Ocean caught fish ( make sure you increase garlic or sulfur based supplement with Vitamin C to offset any potential mercury or lead poisoning of the fish.

    Ground flax seed ( due to the fibre content of the lignans which will bind to the estrogens ) Make sure you grind it fresh not store bought

     

    Herbal Teas

    Any tea that will support the liver and the endocrine system should be used to assist in the removal of any unwanted toxin or increase the antioxidant levels so that the body is able to be more efficient in the removing of unwanted pathogens or hormones

    Schizandra berry

    Fo Ti Eng

    Rehmannia Root

    Jiagolan

    Milk thistle

    Nettle

    Dandelion

    Burdock

    Sarsparilla

    Perilla

    Parsley

    White Pine

    Birch

    Siberian ginseng

    Self Heal

    Make sure all teas are drunk without any processed sugar or artificial sweetners…Use Xylitol from birch trees or Unpasteurized honey

     

    ®®RAW MILK ( not pasteurized ) due to the CLA and Vitamin D content

    ®®Grass fed Cow’s Butter

    ®®Seed and Nut Milk

    ®®Almonds ( due to the phosphorous in it to assist the liver in detoxing the estrogens out)

    ®®Walnuts ( omega 3 which block estrogen conversion of omega 6 )

    ®®Pumpkin Seed ( due to the zinc content in regulating hormones )

     

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    [U1]Let’s take a look here, there is an issue with this conclusion—see they did a calorie restricted diet has nothing to do with fat or protein or carb or even other nutrients –calorie restricted —this implies a reduction in everything—so the misleading end of this is to get the reader to see that it is FAT that is the problem—it may very well be —but NOT NECESSARILY–what usually triggers the IGF is sugar ( which increases insulin ) and proteins ( arginine-aspartic acid–precursors to GH and whey protein–not to mention zinc-magnesium-and potassium )—the point here is that IGF is as well utilized to break down fatty acids as well—so again in these type of article pay attention to how they will show you a specific but then lead you to a bad conclusion!!
    [U2]21 pounds in 5 weeks is about all anyone should be losing in this time frame–the avg lost should be about 3lbs per week anything more can be a rebounder—it can come back and with more pounds as well–this was avg just over 4 .2 lbs
    [U3]Again look at this comment here—we eat to much fatty foods—what FAT—since we have an abundant of choices here –vegetable oils ( soy) canola oils -margarines-fih oils with mercury–these are fats as well and People do consume alot of these as well—and then end result is always illnesss the FAT that they are talking is which one?? and can they then explore is it the fat or the components in the fats which maybe the culprit? again see this for what it is —
    [U4]Hmm seems to me that the energy of source for the body isssssss F-A-T
    [U5]This maybe the resolution to getting rid of the fat storage or to increase fat efficiency getting Bile salts
    [U6]Coenzyme A combines with Acetic Acid (derived from endogenous Pyruvic Acid) to form Acetyl Coenzyme A.

     

    Nucleic Compounds–Coenzyme A facilitates the repair of the body’s endodgenous Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA).-Coenzyme A facilitates the repair of the body’s endodgenous Ribonucleic Acid (RNA).

     

    These Substances Enhance the Function of Coenzyme A–Amino Acids-By exchanging across sub-cellular membranes, Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) serves as a pool of acetyl groups to regenerate Acetyl-Coenzyme A from free Coenzyme A.

    Lipids–Caprylic Acid is rapidly reduced to Coenzyme A in the Liver.

    Vitamins–Metabolites of Vitamin B5 (in its Pantethine form) are essential components of the Coenzyme A molecule

     

    [U7]Interpret this accurately they are not saying you will not get cancer using estrogen but you will get it more then likely if combining this with progesterone or it’s synthethic progestrin—so in other word we are overloading these receptor sites with an already overloaded system and the genes that regulate these hormones are either inadequate or are not present—so then the alternative would be to reduce the overload-not increase the hormones—by blocking the receptors with more hormones all that is happening is a delaying of a cancer nothing more

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    Show of the Week January 24- 2011

     

    99% of Pregnant Women in US Test Positive for Multiple Chemicals Including Banned Ones-Research

    Dangerous Antidepressants

     

    OAT VINEGAR

     

    Recipe for Oat Vinegar

     

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    99% of Pregnant Women in US Test Positive for Multiple Chemicals Including Banned Ones-Research

     

    ScienceDaily (Jan. 16, 2011) — The bodies of virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products, according to a new study from UCSF. The study marks the first time that the number of chemicals to which pregnant women are exposed has been counted.–Analyzing data for 163 chemicals, researchers detected polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), phenols, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), phthalates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and perchlorate in 99 to 100 percent of pregnant women. Among the chemicals found in the study group were PBDEs, compounds used as flame retardants now banned in many states including California, and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane ( DDT), an organochlorine pesticide banned in the United States in 1972.—Bisphenol A (BPA), which makes plastic hard and clear, and is found in epoxy resins that are used to line the inside of metal food and beverage cans, was identified in 96 percent of the women surveyed. Prenatal exposure to BPA has been linked to adverse health outcomes, affecting brain development and increasing susceptibility to cancer later in life, according to the researchers. Findings will be published in Environmental Health Perspectives on Jan. 14. The study was not designed to identify direct connections to adverse health outcomes.”It was surprising and concerning to find so many chemicals in pregnant women without fully knowing the implications for pregnancy,” said lead author Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, director of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.—“Several of these chemicals in pregnant women were at the same concentrations that have been associated with negative effects in children from other studies. In addition, exposure to multiple chemicals that can increase the risk of the same adverse health outcome can have a greater impact than exposure to just one chemical,” said Woodruff, an associate professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.–Exposure to chemicals during fetal development has been shown to increase the risk of adverse health consequences, including preterm birth and birth defects[U1], childhood morbidity, and adult disease and mortality according to the research team. In addition, chemicals can cross the placenta and enter the fetus,[U2] and in other studies, a number of chemicals measured in maternal urine and serum have been found in amniotic fluid, cord blood and meconium, they state.–The researchers analyzed data for 268 pregnant women from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2004, a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population.–“Our findings indicate several courses of action. First, additional research is needed to identify dominant sources of exposure to chemicals and how they influence our health, especially in reproduction,” said Woodruff. “Second, while individuals can take actions in their everyday lives to protect themselves from toxins, significant, long-lasting change only will result from a systemic approach that includes proactive government policies.[U3]”–Co-authors of the study are Ami R. Zota and Jackie M. Schwartz of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, UCSF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.–Funding for the study was provided by the Pew Charitable Trusts and a grant from the Passport Science Innovation Fund.–Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of California – San Francisco.–Journal Reference–Tracey J. Woodruff, Ami R. Zota, Jackie M. Schwartz. Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women in the US: NHANES 2003-2004. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2011; DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1002727 —

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    Dangerous Antidepressants

    The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently published a study in the journal PLoS One highlighting the worst prescription drug offenders that cause patients to become violent.

    Among the top-ten most dangerous are the antidepressants Pristiq (desvenlafaxine), Paxil (paroxetine) and Prozac (fluoxetine).

    Concerns about the extreme negative side effects of many popular antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs have been on the rise, as these drugs not only cause severe health problems to users, but also pose a significant threat to society. The ISMP report indicates that, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System, many popular drugs are linked even to homicides.

    Most of the drugs in the top ten most dangerous are antidepressants, but also included are an insomnia medication, an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug, a malaria drug and an anti-smoking medication.

    As reported in Time, the top ten list is as follows:

    [10.] Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) – An antidepressant that affects serotonin and noradrenaline. The drug is 7.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

    [9.] Venlafaxine (Effexor) – An antidepressant that treats anxiety disorders. The drug is 8.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

    [8.] Fluvoxamine (Luvox) – A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug that is 8.4 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

    [7.] Triazolam (Halcion) – A benzodiazepine drug for insomnia that is 8.7 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

    [6.] Atomoxetine (Strattera) – An ADHD drug that is 9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

    [5.] Mefoquine (Lariam) – A malaria drug that is 9.5 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

    [4.] Amphetamines – This general class of ADHD drug is 9.6 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

    [3.] Paroxetine (Paxil) – An SSRI antidepressant drug that is 10.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs. It is also linked to severe withdrawal symptoms and birth defects.

    [2.] Fluoxetine (Prozac) – A popular SSRI antidepressant drug that is 10.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

    [1.] Varenicline (Chantix) – An anti-smoking drug that is a shocking 18 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

     

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    OAT VINEGAR ( WILD OAT )

    BACKGROUND: The present study focused on the antioxidant activities of aged oat (Avena sativa L.) vinegar. The antioxidant activities of oat and vinegar have been proved by many previous research studies. It should be noted that oat vinegar, as a novel seasoning, has antioxidant activity.

    RESULTS: Oat vinegar showed stronger radical scavenging activities, reducing power, and inhibition of lipid peroxidation than rice vinegar. The concentrations of polyphenols and flavonoids in oat vinegar were higher than those in rice vinegar. Ethyl acetate extract of oat vinegar possessed the most varieties of phenolic acids and showed the strongest antioxidant activity compared with ethanol and water extracts. At suitable doses of oat vinegar, the malondialdehyde value was decreased, activities of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase were promoted, and hepatic damage induced by (60)Co gamma-irradiation was ameliorated in aging mice.

    CONCLUSION: Oat vinegar manifested antioxidant activity which was stronger than that of rice vinegar in vitro and the same as that of vitamin E in vivo.

     

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    Antioxidant capacity of oat (Avena sativa L.) extracts. 2. In vitro antioxidant activity and contents of phenolic and tocol antioxidants.
    Emmons CL, Peterson DM, Paul GL.

    Cereal Crops Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 501 Walnut Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA.

    Abstract
    Oat milling fractions were examined for concentrations of total phenolics, tocols, and phenolic acids and in vitro antioxidant activity to determine their potential as dietary antioxidants. Methanolic extracts of pearling fractions, flour and aspirations from flaking, and trichomes had high, intermediate, and low antioxidant activities, respectively, evaluated by the beta-carotene bleaching method. Pearling fractions were also highest in total phenolics and tocols. p-Hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, vanillin, p-coumaric acid, and ferulic acid were identified and quantified by HPLC. Three avenanthramides and an unidentified ferulate derivative were also detected. Total phenolic content was significantly correlated with antioxidant activity, and regression equations that predicted antioxidant activity from phenolic and tocol concentrations were calculated. Antioxidant activity, evaluated by beta-carotene bleaching, was correlated with measures of oxygen radical absorbance capacity and low-density lipoprotein oxidation. These data indicate a potential for oat products, especially those enriched in outer layers of the groat, to contribute to dietary intakes of -antioxidant phytonutrients.

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    Potential health benefits of Wild Oats antioxidants avenanthramides
    Meydani M.

    Vascular Biology Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA. mohsen.meydani@tufts.edu

    Abstract
    Oats are known to be a healthy food for the heart due mainly to their high beta-glucan content. In addition, they contain more than 20 unique polyphenols, avenanthramides, which have shown strong antioxidant activity in vitro and in vivo. The polyphenols of oats have also recently been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, and anti-itching activity, which may provide additional protection against coronary heart disease, colon cancer, and skin irritation.–PMID: 19941618 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

     

    CRecipe for Oat Vinegar—add a cup of groats ( oats with the shell ) in a jar and add vinegar to this and let sit for 10 days on a fridge—this will have fermented the grain with all of it’s content) strain and pour rest into a GLASS container and use as a vinegar on salads or even straight up as a tonic or antioxidant aid

     

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    Vinegar

    Can be made from any liquid that is capable of being converted into alcohol in a two-step process. The fruit juice or other liquid contains sugar, which is converted into alcohol and carbon dioxide gas by the actions of yeast enzymes. The alcohol thus formed combines with atmospheric oxygen by the action of Acetobacter bacteria, forming acetic acid and water. Organic acids and esters derived from the fruit or other source material are also present and are responsible for the flavour and aroma variations of vinegar. Table vinegar contains approximately 4 percent acetic acid. These bacteria work together symbiotically, producing enough acetic acid to prevent invasion by other organisms.–Despite its ancient origin, the technology of vinegar production advanced slowly, improvements consisting principally of better methods of aeration. The Orleans process, best-known of the old methods, used a barrel of about 50 gallons (200 l) capacity. A mash consisting of wine or other alcoholic liquid was poured into the barrel, and a small amount of vinegar containing a mass of vinegar bacteria, called mother of vinegar, was added to start the reaction. One or two small air holes drilled above the liquid level exposed the surface to aeration. The finished vinegar was drawn off through a wooden spigot near the bottom. Care was taken in refilling the barrel with the new charge of raw ingredients to avoid breaking up the surface film of bacteria.—Early in the 18th century, a Dutch technologist, Hermann Boerhaave, found that the rate of acid production in the vinegar process was directly proportional to the amount of surface exposed to air. Thus, subsequent methods attempted to introduce more air into the casks. In the 20th century, continuous aeration—air bubbles pumped through the mash—was developed.–Vinegar’s principal uses are the flavouring of foods and the preservation, or pickling, of meat products, fish, fruit, and vegetables. For use as a condiment, vinegar is often flavoured with garlic, onions, tarragon, or other herbs and spices. Mixed with oil and seasonings it becomes a classic cold sauce—vinaigrette—used as a dressing on vegetable salads and served as a sauce with cold cooked vegetables, meats, and fish. Vinegar is also a common ingredient in marinades and is widely used in the pickling of cucumbers and other vegetables.

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    [U1]NOWWWWW you have to ask the Question the big one, Why are women getting Vaccinated and or the children or Fetuses in the womb, woman are being purposely infected???? and a MULTITUDE OF CHEMICALS WILL INCREASE ADVERSE HEALTH OUTCOMES????!!!!! DING DING DING –Are We seeing This!!!
    [U2]Is this what we want —A violation of fetal Life by having this cross through the placenta!!
    [U3]This should not be allowed in the Gov’t’s hands at all—this should be with those of us who have a geniune interest in preerving the Human Race from Gov’t who can easily be bought out by Special interest who mass produce thes toxic waste as well as those who would infect the populace with more infectious disease–the Gov’t has no credibility NONE!!

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    Show of the Week Jan 28- 2011

     

    Obamacare Bill suggests data chip implants

     

    Montrealers Are Feeding Fish Prozac- Research Shows Influence on Brain Activity While Long-Term Consequences Are Unclear

     

    CRN– IND guidance could run against spirit of DSHEA–Article 13 American Style

     

    Inflammation and Headache Recipes

    Council for Responsible Nutrition, Washington, DC

     

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    Obamacare Bill suggests data chip implants

     

    Coverage under Obamacare will require an implantable microchip.

    There’s a pretty starling thing in the bill that 95% of Americans won’t like.

    The Obama Health care bill under Class II (Paragraph 1, Section B) specifically includes ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable.” Then on page 1004 it describes what the term “data” means in paragraph 1, section B:

    14 ‘‘(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to in
    15 formation respecting a device described in paragraph (1),
    16 including claims data, patient survey data, standardized
    17 analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of
    18 data from disparate data environments, electronic health
    19 records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the
    20 Secretary”

    What exactly is a class II device that is implantable?

    Lets see…
    Approved by the FDA, a class II implantable device is a “implantable radiofrequency
    transponder system for patient identification and health information.” The purpose of a class II device is to collect data in medical patients such as “claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary.”

    This sort of device would be implanted in the majority of people who opt to become covered by the public health care option. With the reform of the private insurance companies, who charge outrageous rates, many people will switch their coverage to a more affordable insurance plan. This means the number of people who choose the public option will increase. This also means the number of people chipped will be plentiful as well. The adults who choose to have a chip implanted are the lucky (yes, lucky) ones in this case. Children who are “born in the United States who at the time of birth is not otherwise covered under acceptable coverage” will be qualified and placed into the CHIP or Children’s Health Insurance Program (what a convenient name). With a name like CHIP it would seem consistent to have the chip implanted into a child. Children conceived by parents who are already covered under the public option will more than likely be implanted with a chip by the consent of the parent. Eventually everyone will be implanted with a chip. And with the price and coverage of the public option being so competitive with the private companies, the private company may not survive.

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    Montrealers Are Feeding Fish Prozac; Research Shows Influence on Brain Activity While Long-Term Consequences Are Unclear

    ScienceDaily (Jan. 22, 2011) — Around one in four Montrealers take some kind of anti-depressant, and according to new research, the drugs are passing into the waterways and affecting fish.–The findings are internationally significant as the city’s sewage treatment system is similar to that in use in other major cities, and moreover, it is reputed to be the third largest treatment system in the world. Lead by Dr. Sébastien Sauvé at the University of Montreal’s Department of Chemistry and André Lajeunesse, a PhD candidate, the research team found that the drugs accumulate in fish tissues and are affecting the fish’s brain activity.—The Saint Lawrence is a major international waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, and it surrounds the island of Montreal. Sauvé has been looking at the chemical pollution of the water system for years. “Montreal has a very basic sewage system — the city basically only removes solids, there’s no disinfecting of the water,” he explained. “In any case, the chemical structure of anti-depressants makes them extremely difficult to remove from sewage, even with the most sophisticated systems available.”–“We know that antidepressants have negative side effects on human beings,” Sauvé said, “but we don’t know how exactly how these chemicals are affecting the fish, and by extension, the Saint Lawrence River’s ecosystem.” Despite a lack of information about the possible toxicity brought from these substances, the research group suggests an interesting tool to track the early biological effects of antidepressants. “Since the acute toxicity of antidepressants is less probable toward aquatic organisms, chronic toxicity remained possible. In this way, the suggested biomarker involved in the serotonin regulation in the brain may represent a promising means of determining subtle biological effects to fish,” explained Lajeunesse. Chronic toxicity means harm resulting from long-term exposure, whereas acute relates to more immediate harm following a single high-dose incident. Serotonin is an important chemical that plays a role in feelings of happiness — it’s sometimes referred to as the “happy hormone.”–Sauvé was quick to point out that there is no immediate danger to humans. “The amount of anti-depressants being released into our river works out to roughly the equivalent of a grain of salt in an Olympic-size swimming pool,” he said. “That’s not enough to affect people, should they are brave enough to go fishing out there — I’d be more worried about the trace metals! Nevertheless, we are seeing an impact on the river’s ecosystem, which should concern cities everywhere.” Further research by other teams will look at exactly what the consequences might be.–This research received funding from the Chemical Management Plan — Health Canada, the St. Lawrence Action Plan and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. It was published online by Chemosphere on Jan. 5, 2011. Christian Gagnon, François Gagné, and Séverine Louis at Environment Canada and Patrick Čejka at the Montreal Sewage Treatment Plant contributed to the findings.

    Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Montreal, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.-Journal Reference-André Lajeunesse, Christian Gagnon, François Gagné, Séverine Louis, Patrick Čejka, Sébastien Sauvé. Distribution of antidepressants and their metabolites in brook trout exposed to municipal wastewaters before and after ozone treatment – Evidence of biological effects. Chemosphere, 2011; DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.12.026

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    CRN– IND guidance could run against spirit of DSHEA–Article 13 American Style

    As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepares final guidance on Investigational New Drugs (INDs) a leading trade group has warned of the damaging effect on nutrient research that could follow if the application of INDs is not modified from the current draft guidance.

    The Washington DC-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) submitted comments to the FDA highlighting why nutrient research could sometimes be applied in both the pharma and food spheres.–A demarcation between the two would defeat the intention of the 1994 Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA), it said, and called for certain types of research o be exempt from NDI requirements.

    “While CRN agrees that a product’s intended use should dictate its regulatory category, we question the rationale for allowing a product’s regulatory category to drive scientific inquiry,” the CRN’s vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, Duffy MacKay wrote in a nine-page submission.

    MacKay wrote his group was concerned, “some aspects of the Draft Guidance may have the unintended consequence of acting in opposition to the spirit” of DSHEA, and create, “unnecessary obstacles to the continued scientific study of dietary supplements.”

    He added that DSHEA had authorized the establishment of the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the benefits of dietary supplements in maintaining health and preventing chronic disease and so ‘dietary supplements’ had been mandated to be studied in a pharma and nutra ways.

    “The potential for a dietary supplement to have a dual definition, which is dependent on its intended use, has resulted in much confusion amongst the research community.”

    Nutrients versus drugs

    Industry is concerned some nutrients like omega-3s or probiotics may require IND’s if they are to be studied, and that there will be a bias to disease endpoints as there are no validated endpoints for wellness.

    “For example, an investigator interested in evaluating a yogurt product from the grocery store that contains beneficial bacteria for its ability to prevent constipation in a healthy population would be required to file an IND. This seems incongruent with the intent of the IND…”

    MacKay highlighted further clarity was needed because:

    · Much nutrient research was academia, not commercial driven and academia need to be alerted to the guidance and its implications for their work, especially when an IND is required.

    · Cost and proprietary science concerns would see companies pulling out of the scientific process if INDs are required for certain trials.

    · IND approaches across various sectors are not unified and an IND policy in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). The current system may see an inundation of INDs.

    · Many nutrients possess a variability that does not fit the IND model.

    · Obtaining an IND does not necessarily improve study safety or quality.

    He pointed out a grey area in that DSHEA does not permit a, “product that does not contain an article authorized for investigation as a new drug, antibiotic, or biological for which substantial clinical investigations have been instituted and for which existence of such investigations has been made public.”

    But the FDA has indicated a citizen’s petition, such as the one currently being appraised for a hormone produced by Canadian firm Ovos Natural Health, could be a way to have nutrients that have been subject to drug research classified as dietary supplements, via the New Dietary Ingredients route.

    MacKay called for the FDA to specify financial penalties for conducting trials without INDs.

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    Inflammation and Headache Recipes

     

    Headaches—Body aches—Aches in places where you have aches

    Lets make a remedy—Lets start out with something conventional and give it a boost

    Aspirin 81 mg or a generic that is 81mg –Uneneterocoated—1 caplet with with 100-200 mgs of magnesium and 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper or 1 capsule at 500mgs—take together

     

    Take White Willow Extract or tincture put into a glass container and add 1 ½ oz to ½ oz of cayenne tincture—Mix Well and then take ¼-1/2 tsp

     

    Dlpa 500 -750 mgs with 200 mgs of magnesium citrate

     

    Bay Leaf Extract with Cayenne Pepper 1:1 ratio ( equal parts say ½ oz to a ½ oz ) mix well and take ¼ -1/2 tsp

     

    White Willow or FeverFew 1/8 cup with 6-8 leaves of Bay Leaf in a 2 pint pot of water—drink a 4-6 oz serving several times a day

     

    Breatheing in the Essential oil of lavender

     

    Body Ache

    Using Vicks as a body Rub or make your own cream by adding Peppermint 8 drops—Camphor 8 drops —Eucalyptus 8 drops and Wintergreen 8 drops with a red or black pepper extract 1 oz and fuse in bees wax and coconut oil ½ cup of coconut oil and ¼ cup of wax or less if you want a lotion –add 1 oz of alcohol and heat together in a double broiler or a ban marie heat til all soft –wne at this point then take a blender and pour content in glass container—allow for cooling then apply this liberally and even on chest cavity for congestion the apply this where pain exist

     

    Using Pine oil 4 drops and Camphor oil 4 drops and mix with 4 oz of peanut oil and massage in pained areas or areas of intense out break

     

    Take a bath in Magnesium sulfate or magnesium chloride1 cup per bath –will alleviate pain

     

    Some of these can apply to menstrual pain as well—body aches—prostrate inflammation—leg problems—circulatory problems—muscle joint pain Back aches and the list goes on

     

     

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    Nutrients that can Induce Sleep

     

    Some things that can carry Melatonin

     

    Tryptophan (Trp) Content of Various Foods

     

    Stages of Sleep

     

     

    Nutrients That Can Induce Sleep

    5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) increases total Sleep time.

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine improves the quality of Sleep and reduces the optimal number of hours of Sleep required.

    Phenylalanine reduces the amount of Sleep time required.

    Tryptophan (500 – 4,000 mg per night) reduces the amount of time taken to fall asleep (Sleep latency) when taken one to two hours prior to retiring.

     

    Antioxidants—Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) reduces the amount of Sleep time that is required for optimal health.

     

    Hormones—-Supplemental, exogenous Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) (50 mg per day) improves the quality of Sleep (especially in people aged 40 and over).

    Human Growth Hormone (hGH) helps to regulate and facilitate Sleep:

    Endogenous hGH is released during Slow-Wave Sleep and helps to regulate REM Sleep. Exogenous, supplemental hGH has been demonstrated to restore Slow-Wave Sleep and REM Sleep patterns to normal. Supplemental, exogenous Melatonin decreases the relative proportion of the Drowsiness and Stage 1 Sleep and increases the relative proportion of Stage 2, Slow-Wave and Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Supplemental Melatonin greatly reduces the number of movements during Sleep, reduces the time taken to fall asleep after retiring (Sleep latency), reduces the body’s core temperature during Sleep and improves the subjective quality of Sleep without increasing next-morning Drowsiness.

     

    Progesterone helps to restore normal Sleep cycles.

    Exogenous Vasopressin improves the quality of Sleep, increases total Sleep time and increases the quantity of Slow-Wave Sleep.

     

    Lipids

     

    Exogenous Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) infused into the Cerebral Ventricles (in a clinical setting) induces natural Sleep.

     

    Minerals

     

    Magnesium (when consumed just prior to retiring) improves the quality of Sleep. Potassium improves the quality of Sleep and reduces the frequency of awakenings after the onset of Sleep.

     

    Neurotransmitters

     

    Acetylcholine helps to maintain Sleep. It controls the amount of sensory input that reaches the Brain during Sleep and increases the stimulus barrier (increasing the threshold of sensory inputs before wakiing occurs) during Sleep. Optimal Acetylcholine allows sleepers to remain asleep through minor noises and other disturbances. Light sleepers are likely to have sub-optimal Acetylcholine.

     

    Supplemental, exogenous Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) (1,000 – 3,000 mg administered sublingually at night) facilitates Sleep. research

     

    Smart Drugs

     

    Diapid alleviates some Sleep disorders.

    Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) reduces the amount of Sleep required by approximately one hour per night (this effect occurs after six weeks of continuous DMAE use):

    DMAE makes it easier for most people to get fall asleep Sleep at night.

    DMAE users experience a sounder Sleep and after six weeks of continuous DMAE use, most people report waking earlier and having a clearer mind upon waking.

     

    Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) facilitates both Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and Slow-Wave (deep or non-REM) Sleep. research

    Minaprine improves the quality of Sleep (when taken early in the day):

    Minaprine users report awakening with reduces tiredness in the morning.

    Caution: Minaprine should not be consumed at night as it can prevent Sleep.

     

    Vitamins

     

    Choline improves the quality of Sleep. It helps to keep an individual asleep after they have fallen asleep (via its role as a precursor for Acetylcholine, the Neurotransmitter that helps to prevent unnecessary interruptions to Sleep from non-threatening stimuli).

    Inositol (1,000 – 10,000 mg taken at bedtime) improves the quality of Sleep (by assisting Vitamin B3 to bind to the Benzodiazepine Receptors in the Brain).

    Vitamin B3 (200 – 1,000 mg of the Niacinamide form of Vitamin B3 taken at bedtime) improves the quality of Sleep (by binding to the Benzodiazepine Receptors of the Brain).

    Vitamin B6 improves the quality of Sleep (by functioning as a cofactor for the production of Serotonin).

    Vitamin B12 improves the quality of Sleep (by increasing endogenous Melatonin levels early in the night and reducing Melatonin levels at then end of a night’s Sleep).

    Vitamin E improves the quality of Sleep.

     

    These Foods/Herbs Improve the Quality of Sleep

     

    Fruits—Grapefruit (juice consumed at night) improves the quality of Sleep.

     

    Herbs—-Astragalus improves the quality of Sleep (it has been demonstrated to increase Sleep time in animal studies).

    Catuaba reputedly improves the quality of Sleep.

    Damiana helps some people to Sleep better (according to anecdotal reports).

    Essiac (a mixture of Herbs – primarily Sheep Sorrel) improves the quality of Sleep (according to anecdotal reports).

    Ginkgo biloba rectifies impaired Sleep quality in persons using Tricyclic Antidepressants and may also improve Sleep quality in normal, healthy persons: Ginkgo biloba reduces the duration of Stage 1 Sleep in persons using Tricyclic Antidepressants and may also reduce the duration of Stage 1 Sleep in normal, healthy persons. Ginkgo biloba enhances the quality of Slow-Wave Sleep (deep Sleep) in persons using Tricyclic Antidepressants and may also enhance the quality of Slow-Wave Sleep in normal, healthy persons.

     

    Lavender (oil used in Aromatherapy) and tincture or tea improves the quality of Sleep.

    Passion Flower induces a restful Sleep free from frequent awakenings and disturbances (by means of its constituent Harmala Alkaloids sedating the Central Nervous System).

    Siberian Ginseng normalizes Sleep patterns.

    Valerian improves the quality of Sleep.

    Vanillin or Vanilla assist in the relaxation and inducing of sleep

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    Recipes for Sleep—Glycine 500mgs + Inositol 500mgs 30 min before bed

    Taurine 500mgs + magnesium—Gaba 500mgs + Niacinamide 250-500mgs

    Melatonin- Trytophan 500mgs + Niacin 50 mgs Vanilla 10 drops + Lavender tincture 10 drops in 2 oz of water—Passion flower 10 drops + St John’s wort

    Valerian tincture + Passion Flower10 drops of each in water—Utilize an of these combinations 30 minutes before going to bed and do not Mix Under any circumstance with anything from the pharmacy that is drug related

     

    Some things that can carry Melatonin

     

    Melatonin: Natural food and non-food sources of melatonin

     

    Melatonin is a molecule synthesized in the brain by the pineal gland and in the gastrointestinal tract. Melatonin is also synthesized in other organisms including plants.

    Melatonin is believed to be responsible for the synchrony of circadian rhythm, modulating sleep patterns with day and night.

    Melatonin is an antioxidant and protects tissues from oxidative damage by free radical elements. Further more, melatonin induces synthesis of endigenous antioxidants such as superoxide dismtase (SOD).

    Several researches indicate that melatonin protects the gastrointestinal tract from irritation, reduces stress-induced lesion formation and heals ulcer.

    Below are lists containing natural plant sources of melatonin. Melatonin content is in nanogram (ng) per gram of plant sample

    Melatonin source

    Melatonin content (ng/g)

    Huang-qin

    7,110

    St. John’s wort, flower

    4,390

    Fever few, green leaf

    2,450

    Fever few, gold leaf

    1,920

    St. John’s wort, leaf

    1,750

    White mustard seed

    189

    Black mustard seed

    129

    Wolf berry seed

    103

    Fenugreek seed

    43

    Sunflower seed

    29

    Fennel seed

    28

    Alfalfa seed

    16

    Green cardamom seed

    15

    Tart cherry fruit (Montmorency)

    15

    Flax seed

    12

    Anise seed

    7

    Coriander seed

    7

    Celery seed

    7

    Poppy seed

    6

    Milk thistle seed

    2

    Tart cherry fruit (Balaton)

    2

    Melatonin source

    Melatonin content [ng/g]

    Feverfew, fresh leaf

    > 1,300

    Feverfew, dried leaf

    >7,000

    Almond seed

    39

    Pimpinella peregrina, dried root

    38

    Sunflower seed

    29

    Fennel seed

    28

    Lemon verbena, young plant

    22

    Balm mint, young plant

    16

    Green cardamom seed

    15

    Artcherry, Montmorency, fruit

    15–18

    Anise seed

    7

    Tall fescue seed

    5

    oat seed

    1.8

    Indian corn seed

    1.3

    Rice seed

    1

    Red radish root tuber

    0.6

    Japanese radish , stem and leaves

    0.6

    Tomato fruit

    0.5

    Ginger tuber

    0.5

     

     

    In using this chart keep in mind this is nanogram which means 1 billionth of a mg

    So that implies a small amount—so in order to get any benefit from these sources you would have to consume them in adequate amounts st johns is 4,390 per gram 0r 1000-mgs so if you took 5 grams you would get over 2 mgs which is what the pill is usually between 1-3 miligrams

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    Tryptophan (Trp) Content of Various Foods

     

     

    Food↓

    Protein
    [g/100 g of food]↓

    Tryptophan
    [g/100 g of food]↓

    Tryptophan/Protein [%]↓

    egg, white, dried

    81.10

    1.00

    1.23

    spirulina, dried

    57.47

    0.93

    1.62

    cod, atlantic, dried

    62.82

    0.70

    1.11

    soybeans, raw

    36.49

    0.59

    1.62

    pumpkin seed

    33.08

    0.57

    1.72

    cheese, Parmesan

    37.90

    0.56

    1.47

    Caribou

    29.77

    0.46

    1.55

    sesame seed

    17.00

    0.37

    2.17

    cheese, cheddar

    24.90

    0.32

    1.29

    sunflower seed

    17.20

    0.30

    1.74

    pork, chop

    19.27

    0.25

    1.27

    Turkey

    21.89

    0.24

    1.11

    Chicken

    20.85

    0.24

    1.14

    Beef

    20.13

    0.23

    1.12

    Salmon

    19.84

    0.22

    1.12

    lamb, chop

    18.33

    0.21

    1.17

    perch, Atlantic

    18.62

    0.21

    1.12

    Egg

    12.58

    0.17

    1.33

    wheat flour, white

    10.33

    0.13

    1.23

    baking chocolate, unsweetened

    12.9

    0.13

    1.23

    Milk

    3.22

    0.08

    2.34

    rice, white

    7.13

    0.08

    1.16

    oatmeal, cooked

    2.54

    0.04

    1.16

    potatoes, russet

    2.14

    0.02

    0.84

     

    Stages of Sleep
    Usually sleepers pass through five stages: 1, 2, 3, 4 and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. These stages progress cyclically from 1 through REM then begin again with stage 1. A complete sleep cycle takes an average of 90 to 110 minutes. The first sleep cycles each night have relatively short REM sleeps and long periods of deep sleep but later in the night, REM periods lengthen and deep sleep time decreases.

    Stage 1 is light sleep where you drift in and out of sleep and can be awakened easily. In this stage, the eyes move slowly and muscle activity slows. During this stage, many people experience sudden muscle contractions preceded by a sensation of falling.

    In stage 2, eye movement stops and brain waves become slower with only an occasional burst of rapid brain waves. When a person enters stage 3, extremely slow brain waves called delta waves are interspersed with smaller, faster waves. In stage 4, the brain produces delta waves almost exclusively. Stages 3 and 4 are referred to as deep sleep or delta sleep, and it is very difficult to wake someone from them. In deep sleep, there is no eye movement or muscle activity. This is when some children experience bedwetting, sleepwalking or night terrors. In 2008 the sleep profession in the US eliminated the use of stage 4. Stages 3 and 4 are now considered stage 3.

    In the REM period, breathing becomes more rapid, irregular and shallow, eyes jerk rapidly and limb muscles are temporarily paralyzed. Brain waves during this stage increase to levels experienced when a person is awake. Also, heart rate increases, blood pressure rises, males develop erections and the body loses some of the ability to regulate its temperature. This is the time when most dreams occur, and, if awoken during REM sleep, a person can remember the dreams. Most people experience three to five intervals of REM sleep each night.

    Infants spend almost 50% of their time in REM sleep. Adults spend nearly half of sleep time in stage 2, about 20% in REM and the other 30% is divided between the other three stages. Older adults spend progressively less time in REM sleep.

    As sleep research is still a relatively young field, scientists did not discover REM sleep until 1953 when new machines were developed to monitor brain activity. Before this discovery it was believed that most brain activity ceased during sleep. Since then, scientists have also disproved the idea that deprivation of REM sleep can lead to insanity and have found that lack of REM sleep can alleviate clinical depression although they do not know why. Recent theories link REM sleep to learning and memory.

    Stage

    Frequency (Hz)

    Amplitude (micro Volts)

    Waveform type

    awake

    15-50

    <50

     

    pre-sleep

    8-12

    50

    alpha rhthym

    1

    4-8

    50-100

    theta

    2

    4-15

    50-150

    splindle waves

    3

    2-4

    100-150

    spindle waves and slow waves

    4

    0.5-2

    100-200

    slow waves and delta waves

    REM

    15-30

    <50

     

    The waveform during REM has low amplitudes and high frequencies., just like the waking state. Early researchers actually called it “paradoxial sleep”.

    According to the results of a study completed by Statistics Canada, the amount of sleep a person gets each night depends on a variety of factors, including gender, marital and employment statuses. More…

    The functions of many organ systems are linked to the sleep cycle.

    Endocrine system—Most hormone secretion is controlled by the circadian clock or in response to physical events. Sleep is one of the events that modify the timing of secretion for certain hormones. Many hormones are secreted into the blood during sleep. For example, scientists believe that the release of growth hormone is related in part to repair processes that occur during sleep. Follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, which are involved in maturational and reproductive processes, are among the hormones released during sleep. In fact, the sleep-dependent release of luteinizing hormone is thought to be the event that initiates puberty. Other hormones, such as thyroid-stimulating hormone, are released prior to sleep.— Both sleep and circadian effects interact to produce the overall rhythmic pattern of the pituitary and pituitary-dependent hormones. Some of the 24-h hormonal rhythms depend on the circadian clock (ACTH, cortisol and melatonin), or are sleep related (prolactin and TSH). GH secretion is influenced by the first slow wave sleep (SWS) episode at the beginning of the night. Pulses of prolactin and GH are positively linked to increases in delta wave activity, i.e. deepest phases of sleep, occurring primarily during the first third of the night. Pulses of TSH and cortisol are related to superficial phases of sleep. As a result of the consolidation of the sleep period, the wake-sleep transition is associated with physiological changes with the endocrine system being part of the adaptive mechanism to reduce physical activity during sleep—-
    Renal system—Kidney filtration, plasma flow, and the excretion of sodium, chloride, potassium, and calcium all are reduced during sleep. These changes cause urine to be more concentrated during sleep. —There is also sleep-related increase in plasma aldosterone levels; an increase in prolactin secretion. There is increased parathyroid hormone release during sleep, which may affect calcium excretion. In general, the following are reduced during sleep: glomerular filtration rate, renal plasma flow, filtration fraction, and the excretion of sodium, chloride, potassium, and calcium. Smaller quantities of more concentrated urine are excreted during NREM sleep than during wakefulness; during REM sleep urine excretion is reduced and concentrated to a greater extent than during NREM sleep.

    Alimentary activity–In a person with normal digestive function, gastric acid secretion is reduced during sleep. In those with an active ulcer, gastric acid secretion is actually increased and swallowing occurs less frequently.

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    An Idea to try—

    Make a green drink with parsley and dandelion—add ¼ dropper of colloidal silver with this—should see an impact The mix will not be as refined— but you may still see results—-again this is something to try Dandelion and Parsley are loaded with copper—and enter the blood stream very efficiently—-colloids are extremely penetrating due to the way our system absorbs them—

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    Recipe For Anti Bacterial Resistance
    Antimicrobials: Silver (and Copper) Bullets to Kill Bacteria
    ScienceDaily (Nov. 10, 2009) — Dana Filoti of the University of New Hampshire is presenting thin films of silver and copper she has developed that can kill bacteria and may one day help to cut down on hospital infections.The antimicrobial properties of silver and copper have been known for centuries — last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officially registered copper alloys, allowing them to be marketed with the label “kills 99.9% of bacteria within two hours.” Copper ions are known to penetrate bacteria and disrupt molecular pathways important for their survival.–Using zeolite ceramic structures, Filoti is testing the hypothesis that the combination of silver and copper might work synergistically to better kill bacteria, work that she will present on November 12 at a meeting of the scientific society AVS in San Jose. “The hard ceramic structure looks like Swiss cheese and inside the holes there are ions of silver and copper,” says Filoti.–By experimenting with the ratio of the two metals and the texture of the thin films, she has been able to reduce the amount of microbes present on the surface by 99 percent. One application of these antimicrobials, which Filoti is developing in partnership with a company in New Hampshire, is an antimicrobial face mask designed to protect against pathogens that cause many hospital-acquired infections.

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    Blocking Effects Of Viral Infections May Prevent Asthma In Young Children

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 9, 2007) — Babies who get severe respiratory viral infections are much more likely to suffer from asthma as they get older. Now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have pinpointed a key step in the development of asthma in mice after a severe respiratory infection. They suggest that medications designed to interfere with this mechanism could potentially prevent many cases of childhood asthma. –“A severe respiratory infection in infancy greatly increases the risk of developing asthma,” says the study’s lead author Mitchell Grayson, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. “Less than one in 30 people who don’t suffer a severe respiratory infection as a baby develop asthma, but of those who do get these infections, one in five goes on to have asthma.” Grayson and colleagues recently published their research in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. They found that mice that developed asthma-like symptoms after a severe respiratory viral infection had an unusual immune reaction. During the infection, the mice produced antibodies and immune signals similar to those produced during an allergic response, instead of those typically made in response to infection. That started a chain reaction that led to asthma. The researchers propose that a similar reaction occurs in some people who suffer severe respiratory viral infections. –“We think genetically predisposed [U3]individuals will tend to have this kind of immune reaction to a severe respiratory viral infection,” Grayson says. “In those people an allergic-type response could be part of their antiviral immune response. That sets them up to make antibodies against a lot of environmental substances, like pet dander or pollen, and they can go on to develop allergies or asthma.” –Reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of people with asthma in the United States rose from approximately 7 million in 1980 to about 20 million in 2003. The reasons for this trend are unclear, Grayson indicates. But he suggests that a growing population density and the resulting increase in transmission of respiratory viral infections might be a cause. —Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common source of respiratory infections. In the United States nearly all children have been infected with RSV by two or three years of age. Severe RSV infections, typified by persistent coughing, wheezing and gasping for breath, send many thousands of children to the hospital each year. –To investigate the connection between severe respiratory viral infections and subsequent asthma, the researchers used mice genetically selected to have an asthma susceptibility and infected them with a virus similar to RSV. They found that severe respiratory infections in the mice induced an allergic-type immune response and ultimately caused long-term changes in the airways of the lungs that are hallmarks of chronic asthma. —The researchers discovered that certain immune cells in the mouse lungs reacted to severe viral infections by releasing compounds that instigated an inflammatory response. That in turn induced many lung airway cells to transform into mucus-producing cells, which can cause the obstruction of lung passages and shortness of breath characteristic of asthma. —The researchers found that interfering with this process by altering the immune cells or removing the inflammatory compounds they secreted prevented overgrowth of mucus-producing cells. –The findings promise a new approach to asthma prevention, according to Grayson. “This offers a different way of thinking about what happens in the development of asthma,” Grayson says. “It may be possible to prevent many cases of asthma and other chronic inflammatory airway diseases by stopping allergic-type antibody production after a severe viral infection in infants.”

    Journal reference: Grayson MH, Cheung D, Rohlfing MM, Kitchens R, Spiegel DE, Tucker J, Battaile JT, Alevy Y, Yan L, Agapov E, Kim EY, Holtzman MJ. Induction of high-affinity IgE receptor on lung dendritic cells during viral infection leads to mucous cell metaplasia. Journal of Experimental Medicine 2007 Oct 29;204(11):2759-69. –Funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Genentech Inc., Novartis International AG, the Martin Schaeffer Fund and the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Charitable Trust supported this research.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Washington University in St. Louis, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

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    Monsanto’s Technology Stewardship Agreement shifts responsibility to growers

    for any and all losses, injury or damages resulting from the use of Monsanto seeds. There is no expiration date on the contract. The grower may terminate the contract, but: “Grower’s responsibilities and the other terms herein shall survive…”

    This includes contamination of other farms. Growers are purchasing seed for Spring planting right now. Alfalfa, America’s 4th largest crop, is a particular problem because it is a perennial plant and the seeds may lie dormant in the ground for 10-20 years, and WILL contaminate non-GM plants. Contaminated alfalfa cannot be recalled from the environment. The liability burden can follow the grower for decades. Farmers must be made aware of the danger of being sued before they plant GM crops (especially alfalfa because it is used for cattle feed and will affect dairy farmers).

    Currently, Australian organic farmer Steve Marsh, who lost his organic certification due to contamination, is suing his GM crop-growing neighbor for the GM contamination.

    Contamination of processing equipment is another risk.

    There is evidence from India that GM crops are linked to livestock deaths. The Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement contract holds growers responsible for injuries, so this is another potential consequence for farmers planting Monsanto GM crops to consider.

    The Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement has another clause that farmers will find disturbing:
    it appears that the growers agree that in order to sell their farm, the new purchaser must also sign a Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement. According to a top real estate broker, the contract places a covenant, condition or restriction (CCR) on the farmer’s land:

    “GROWER AGREES: To accept and continue the obligations of this Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement on any new land purchased or leased by Grower that has Seed planted on it by a previous owner or possessor of the land; and to notify in writing purchasers or lessees of land owned by Grower that has Seed planted on it that the Monsanto Technology is subject to this Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement and they must have or obtain their own Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement.”

    Environmental attorney Anthony Patchett further elaborated on Monsanto’s contract in a letter that states “Monsanto’s agreement shifts all liability to the growers, including contamination issues or any potential future liability. All the grower receives is the price of the seed.” He further stated that this contract appears to be “Unconscionable”. Click here to view the letter.

    For more information about the perils of contamination, please go to MorphCity.com to read the interview with alfalfa seed grower Phil Geertson who opposed Monsanto in the GM case heard in the Supreme Court last summer. Geertson said that Monsanto’s GM seeds are more expensive and after a few years, weeds can become tolerant to Roundup Ready and other glyphosate herbicides so farmers must return to conventional farming practices anyway. Therefore, there is no benefit to planting GM crops.

    You can alert farmers to the hazard of growing GM crops and how growers can be hurt by Monsanto’s contract, if you would like to take action in opposing GM crops. Please share this article and video.

     

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    Round UP GENETIC DAMAGE

    Dear Secretary Vilsack:

    A team of senior plant and animal scientists have recently brought to my attention the discovery of an electron microscopic pathogen that appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings. Based on a review of the data, it is widespread, very serious, and is in much higher concentrations in Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans and corn – suggesting a link with the RR gene or more likely the presence of Roundup. This organism appears NEW to science!- This is highly sensitive information that could result in a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies. On the other hand, this new organism may already be responsible for significant harm (see below). My colleagues and I are therefore moving our investigation forward with speed and discretion, and seek assistance from the USDA and other entities to identify the pathogen’s source, prevalence, implications, and remedies.

    We are informing the USDA of our findings at this early stage, specifically due to your pending decision regarding approval of RR alfalfa. Naturally, if either the RR gene or Roundup itself is a promoter or co-factor of this pathogen, then such approval could be a calamity. Based on the current evidence, the only reasonable action at this time would be to delay deregulation at least until sufficient data has exonerated the RR system, if it does.

    For the past 40 years, I have been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks. Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high risk status. In layman’s terms, it should be treated as an emergency.

    A diverse set of researchers working on this problem have contributed various pieces of the puzzle, which together presents the following disturbing scenario:

    Unique Physical Properties
    This previously unknown organism is only visible under an electron microscope (36,000X), with an approximate size range equal to a medium size virus. It is able to reproduce and appears to be a micro-fungal-like organism. If so, it would be the first such micro-fungus ever identified. There is strong evidence that this infectious agent promotes diseases of both plants and mammals, which is very rare.

    Pathogen Location and Concentration
    It is found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn, distillers meal, fermentation feed products, pig stomach contents, and pig and cattle placentas.

    Linked with Outbreaks of Plant Disease
    The organism is prolific in plants infected with two pervasive diseases that are driving down yields and farmer income – sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soy, and Goss’ wilt in corn. The pathogen is also found in the fungal causative agent of SDS (Fusarium solani fsp glycines).

    Implicated in Animal Reproductive Failure
    Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of this organism in a wide variety of livestock that have experienced spontaneous abortions and infertility. Preliminary results from ongoing research have also been able to reproduce abortions in a clinical setting.–The pathogen may explain the escalating frequency of infertility and spontaneous abortions over the past few years in US cattle, dairy, swine, and horse operations. These include recent reports of infertility rates in dairy heifers of over 20%, and spontaneous abortions in cattle as high as 45%- For example, 450 of 1,000 pregnant heifers fed wheatlege experienced spontaneous abortions. Over the same period, another 1,000 heifers from the same herd that were raised on hay had no abortions. High concentrations of the pathogen were confirmed on the wheatlege, which likely had been under weed management using glyphosate.

    Recommendations
    In summary, because of the high titer of this new animal pathogen in Roundup Ready crops, and its association with plant and animal diseases that are reaching epidemic proportions, we request USDA’s participation in a multi-agency investigation, and an immediate moratorium on the deregulation of RR crops until the causal/predisposing relationship with glyphosate and/or RR plants can be ruled out as a threat to crop and animal production and human health.

    It is urgent to examine whether the side-effects of glyphosate use may have facilitated the growth of this pathogen, or allowed it to cause greater harm to weakened plant and animal hosts. It is well-documented that glyphosate promotes soil pathogens and is already implicated with the increase of more than 40 plant diseases; it dismantles plant defenses by chelating vital nutrients; and it reduces the bioavailability of nutrients in feed, which in turn can cause animal disorders. To properly evaluate these factors, we request access to the relevant USDA data.

    I have studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years. We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.

    Sincerely,

    COL (Ret.) Don M. Huber
    Emeritus Professor, Purdue University
    APS Coordinator, USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS)

     

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    Asthma Tied to Bacterial Communities in the Airway

    ScienceDaily (Feb. 19, 2011) — Asthma may have a surprising relationship with the composition of the species of bacteria that inhabit bronchial airways, a finding that could suggest new treatment or even potential cures for the common inflammatory disease, according to a new UCSF-led study.

    Using new detection methods, researchers learned that the diversity of microbes inside the respiratory tract is far vaster than previously suspected — creating a complex and inter-connected microbial neighborhood that appears to be associated with asthma, and akin to what has also been found in inflammatory bowel disease, vaginitis, periodontitis, and possibly even obesity.[U1]—Contrary to popular belief, the scientists also learned that the airways are not necessarily entirely sterile environments, even in healthy people, while the airways of asthmatics are infected by a richer, more complex collection of bacteria. These findings could improve understanding of the biology of asthma, and potentially lead to new and much-needed therapies.-“People thought that asthma was caused by inhalation of allergens but this study shows that it may be more complicated than that — asthma may involve colonization of the airways by multiple bacteria,” said study co-author Homer Boushey, MD, a UCSF professor of medicine in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.–The study is published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.–Asthma is one of the most common diseases in the world, with approximately 300 million asthmatics globally, including 24 million in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The disease has been on the rise for the last 60 years.–“It has gone from 3 percent of the population to slightly more than 8 percent of the population in the U.S.,” said Boushey. “It is most prevalent in western, developed nations — and we don’t know why.”[U2]—In recent years, scientists began studying communities of mixed-species microorganisms (microbiome) found in both diseased and healthy people to better understand their role in a variety of diseases. But research on the microbiome in respiratory disease is relatively uncharted terrain.–“We know fairly little about the diversity, complexity and collective function of bacteria living in the respiratory tract, and how they might contribute to diseases like asthma,” said Yvonne J. Huang, MD, the paper’s first author. She is a research fellow and clinical instructor in the UCSF Pulmonary Division.–“Traditionally, the airways have been thought to be sterile. However, this study suggests this is not the case. Certain asthma patients who require inhaled corticosteroid therapy possess a great abundance of bacteria compared to healthy individuals, and have an increased relative abundance of specific organisms that is correlated with greater sensitivity of their airways.”In their three-year pilot project, the scientists collected samples from the airway linings of 65 adults with mild to moderate asthma and 10 healthy subjects. Then, using a tool that can identify approximately 8,500 distinct groups of bacteria in a single assay, the scientists profiled the organisms present in each sample to look for relationships between bacterial community composition and clinical characteristics of the patients’ asthma.–The researchers found that bronchial airway samples from asthmatic patients contained far more bacteria than samples from healthy patients. The scientists also found greater bacterial diversity in the asthmatic patients who had the most hyper-responsive or sensitive airways (a feature of asthma).–“People have viewed asthma as a misdirected immune reaction to environmental exposures, but few have thought of it in the context of airway microbiota composition,” said senior author Susan Lynch, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine and director of the UCSF Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Microbiome Research Core in the division of gastroenterology.—“We took an ecological approach, considering the bacteria in the context of their microbial neighborhoods to identify relationships between characteristics of these communities and features of the disease…This new approach will help us to better understand the microbiota-host relationships that define human health.”–The authors say that further studies are needed to determine how these specific bacteria identified in the study may influence the cause and development of asthma.

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    The study was supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and by the Strategic Asthma Basic Research Center at UCSF, supported by the Sandler Family Foundation. Huang was funded by a National Institutes of Health grant and by a UC Tobacco-related Disease Research Program award; Lynch receives research support from the NIH; Boushey is an ad-hoc consultant for KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is on the advisory committee for Pharmaxis, is on ad-hoc advisory committees for GlaxoSmithKline and Merck, and receives research support from GlaxoSmithKline.

    UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.

    Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of California – San Francisco, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference-Yvonne J. Huang, Craig E. Nelson, Eoin L. Brodie, Todd Z. DeSantis, Marshall S. Baek, Jane Liu, Tanja Woyke, Martin Allgaier, Jim Bristow, Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish. Airway microbiota and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in patients with suboptimally controlled asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2011; 127 (2): 372 DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.10.048

     

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    Antioxidative and antiviral properties of flowering cherry fruits (Prunus serrulata L. var. spontanea).

    Am J Chin Med. 2010;38(5):937-48

    Authors: Yook HS, Kim KH, Park JE, Shin HJ

    The phenolic compounds of many fruits have been known to be efficient cellular protective antioxidants. In this study, antioxidative and antiviral properties of flowering cherry cultivars (Prunus yedoensis, Prunus sargentii, Prunus lannesiana, and Prunus cerasus) in Korea were investigated. The antioxidant property was assayed for specific activities including 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) hydroxy radical scavenging activity, reducing power capacity, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) like activity. In addition, antiviral activity was determined by inhibition studies on the infection cycle of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), measured as minimum concentration of cherry extracts that inhibited 50% of cytopathic effect (CPE) on PEDV. Our results show that the four varieties of cherries contain substantially high antioxidants and antiviral activities. In particular, P. cerasus contains higher antioxidants and antiviral activities as well as polyphenolic content than other varieties. Our data indicate that Korean native cherry cultivars could be beneficial supplements of dietary antioxidants and natural antiviral agents.–PMID: 20821824 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    Make a SUPER CHERRY Remedy—Juice the cherries in a juicer and then take and add the amount in equal portions in brandy or cognac and blend together for 5 minutes—pour into a glass container and use 1 tablespoon several times a day or when in pain

    Cherry 2—take the left over cherry and mix with beet and apple as a sauce and consume regularly—

    Cherry 3 take the left over and add to honey and blend til fused or for 5-8 minutes-allow to cool and you have a cherry jam or spread

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    Chemical Compounds in Trees Can Fight Deadly Staph Infections in Humans

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a “superbug” that is resistant to most medications, sickened more than 94,000 people in 2005 and killed more than 19,000 in the US, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control. –ScienceDaily (Feb. 25, 2011) — Most people would never suspect that a “trash tree,” one with little economic value and often removed by farmers due to its ability to destroy farmland, could be the key to fighting a deadly bacterium. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a “superbug” that is resistant to most medications.–“I wanted to find a use for a tree species that is considered a nuisance,” said Chung-Ho Lin, research assistant professor in the MU Center for Agroforestry at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. “This discovery could help people fight the bacteria as well as give farmers another cash crop.”–MRSA is an evolving bacterium that is resistant to most medications[U1]. For most people, the infection is isolated to the skin. However, it can spread to vital organs causing toxic shock syndrome and pneumonia, especially in people with weakened immune systems. The incidence of disease caused by MRSA bacteria is increasing worldwide. Thirty years ago, MRSA accounted for 2 percent of all staph infections. By 2003, that number had climbed to 64 percent. In 2005, more than 94,000 people developed life-threatening MRSA infections in the United States, according to a Centers for Disease Control report. Nearly 19,000 people died during hospital stays related to these infections.—While the Eastern Red Cedar has few commercial uses, it is present in the U.S. in large numbers and its range extends from Kansas to the eastern United States. An estimated 500 million trees grow in Missouri. Lin began his investigation by building on existing research showing the anti-bacterial potential of chemical compounds derived from the tree.—Lin, George Stewart, professor and department chair of Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Brian Thompson, postdoctoral fellow in the Bond Life Sciences Center, identified, isolated and tested 17 bioactive compounds and has plans to analyze more compounds. Scientists found that a relatively small concentration of a chemical compound found in the Eastern Red Cedar- 5 micrograms per milliliter — was effective against MRSA. The team tested the compound’s effectiveness against many versions of MRSA in a test tube with promising initial results.-“We found this chemical from the cedar needles, an abundant and renewable resource that can be collected annually,” co-researcher Brian Thompson said. “Because the compound is in the needles, we don’t have to cut down the trees.”—-In addition to its potential use in fighting MRSA, researchers found that some chemical compounds in the tree are able to fight and kill skin cancer cells present in mice. It may also be effective as a topical acne treatment. Stewart said the compounds are years away from commercial use, as they must go through clinical trials. The team’s research was presented recently at the International Conference on Gram-Positive Pathogens.-Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Missouri-Columbia.

    How to Make a Red Cedar Recipe–How to make—Simmer the needles in wine in a slow cooker for a day or more—Strain and bottle—use 1 tsp several times a day or apply topically—this as well can be used for respiratory issues

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    Show of the Week March 7 2011

     

    Interview with Chris Gupta

     

    The Case Against Fluoride

     

    Parliament Under Pressure to Stop Genetically Modified Fish

     

    Blood Enhancer

     

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    The Case Against Fluoride

     

    Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, London, ON

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 (6:30 pm � 9:00 pm)

    London Media Contact: Pam Killeen 519-488-5376

    On March 2, 2011, Paul Connett, PhD, co-author of The Case Against Fluoride and Executive Director of the Fluoride Action Network, will be speaking at the Wolf Performance Hall (Central Library) about the very real concerns regarding artificial water fluoridation. The three main points that Dr. Connett will demonstrate are that fluoride is ineffective, unsafe and unethical. There is scientific consensus that fluoride over-exposure is a contributor to many health problems including cardiovascular disease, cancer, thyroid suppression, arthritic-like pain, dementia, diabetes, colic in babies, and irritable bowel syndrome. In 2006, the US National Research Council (NRC) published a comprehensive review of recent fluoride studies. The report states that fluoride is an “endocrine disruptor” and that Fluoride appears to have the potential to initiate or promote cancers, particularly of the bone… The Carcinogen Identification Committee for the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment recently listed fluoride as one of the 5 chemicals selected for possible listing as a carcinogen. The crucial message of the NRC report is that the highest scientific authority in the US has determined that low levels of fluoride in drinking water may have serious adverse health effects, says Dr. Paul Connett. —Connett adds, “There are three words that proponents dare not discuss, these are ‘margin of safety.’ When Chinese researchers found that lowering of IQ in children is associated with fluoride at 1.9 ppm, it should have ended fluoridation. Using the standard safety factor of 10 to protect the whole population would mean that the most sensitive children in Canada could have their intelligence lowered by drinking one to two glasses of water daily at 0.7 ppm fluoride (the level used in Ontario). Historians will be astounded that North American health authorities put children’s teeth ahead of their brains.” –Because some individuals consume up to 10 times more water than the average, it is obvious that the daily intake of fluoride cannot be controlled when delivered via drinking water. [U1]Although drinking water is the single largest source of fluorides, most individuals are unaware that fluoride is also in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the beverages we drink[U2], and dental products, leading to an epidemic of dental fluorosis, the visible sign of fluoride over-exposure.

    Research from members of the Canadian Public Health Service (CPHS) demonstrates that artificial water fluoridation does not prevent cavities. This research from CPHS reveals that 1) artificial water fluoridation is a significant waste of taxpayers’ money; 2) every dollar spent on artificial water fluoridation contributes to environmental degradation of source water and the degradation of our health. –Evidence from Freedom of Information Requests, letters, and Petitions to the Auditor General of Canada now demonstrates that the fluoride products used in drinking water are not compliant with the regulatory requirements of the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act, written in the post-Walkerton era. A growing number of organizations such as the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), Great Lakes United, Environmental Protection Agency unions and professionals worldwide are calling for an end to artificial drinking water fluoridation. –A recent statement by CAPE states: On the basis of this weight of evidence we believe that fluoridation of drinking water is scientifically untenable, and should not be part of a public health initiative or program.–A growing number of municipalities around the world have recently voted to remove fluoride from their drinking water. The most recent communities to do so in Canada include: Calgary, AB, Waterloo, ON, Welland, ON, Thorold, ON, Dryden, ON, Kamloops, BC, Kelowna BC, and Quebec City, PQ, Vercheres, PQ and CFB Kingston.

    Artificial Water Fluoridation. Just turn it off. For further information on the NRC report, and fluoride health issues and water fluoridation, see: http://www.fluoridealert.org -Contact: Carole Clinch, Research Coordinator, People for Safe Drinking Water 519-884-8184, caclinch@gmail.com Contact: Paul Connett, PhD, 802-355-0999 or 315-379-9200, pconnett@gmail.com or info@fluoridealert.org, 82 Judson Street, Canton NY 13617 -Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is the leading science and advocacy group focused on health issues surrounding fluoride from water, food, air, pesticides, and industrial exposures.

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    Osteosarcoma–Flouride poisoning result

    Cancer Causes Control. 2006 May;17(4):481-2.

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: We explored age-specific and gender-specific effects of fluoride level in drinking water and the incidence of osteosarcoma.

    METHODS: We used data from a matched case-control study conducted through 11 hospitals in the United States that included a complete residential history for each patient and type of drinking water (public, private well, bottled) used at each address. Our analysis was limited to cases less than 20 years old. We standardized fluoride exposure estimates based on CDC-recommended target levels that take climate into account. We categorized exposure into three groups (<30%, 30-99%, >99% of target) and used conditional logistic regression to estimate odds ratios.

    RESULTS: Analysis is based on 103 cases under the age of 20 and 215 matched controls. For males, the unadjusted odds ratios for higher exposures were greater than 1.0 at each exposure age, reaching a peak of 4.07 (95% CI 1.43, 11.56) at age 7 years for the highest exposure. Adjusting for potential confounders produced similar results with an adjusted odds ratio for males of 5.46 (95% CI 1.50, 19.90) at age 7 years. This association was not apparent among females.

    CONCLUSIONS: Our exploratory analysis found an association between fluoride exposure in drinking water during childhood and the incidence of osteosarcoma among males but not consistently among females. Further research is required to confirm or refute this observation. PMID 16596294

     

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    Motion in the House of Commons requests transparency

    Thursday, March 3, 2011.

    Ottawa – Today in the House of Commons, New Democratic Party Fisheries and Oceans Critic Fin Donnelly tabled a motion asking for transparency and more study before genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon are approved for human consumption.–US company AquaBounty has genetically modified a faster growing Atlantic salmon by inserting a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon and genetic material from ocean pout.–AquaBounty has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to approve the GM Atlantic salmon for human consumption but the status of any requests for approvals from the company to the Canadian government are unknown because our federal departments refuse to disclose this information.—“Why won’t the government tell us if they are doing a risk assessment?” asked Leo Broderick of PEI and Vice-Chair of the Council of Canadians, “AquaBounty wants to supply the market with genetically modified salmon eggs from PEI but Canadians have no clue if the company has asked for approval here.”—AquaBounty is not planning to produce GM salmon in the US but is instead proposing to produce all the GM salmon eggs on Prince Edward Island and then ship the eggs for grow out and processing in Panama, for selling into the US consumer market.[U3]
    Today’s motion asks the government to explain its regulations and to set up a system to notify Canadians about any requests for approval and approval decisions. The motion also asks the government to “prevent the introduction of genetically modified salmon destined for human consumption into the Canadian food system until further scientific studies are concluded by the relevant departments to determine the impact of genetically modified salmon on human health and on the health of marine species, ecosystems and habitats.”–“We call on all Members of Parliament to support the motion. It is a request for basic transparency,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. “This cloak of secrecy is unjustifiable and, frankly, ridiculous.”—“DFO’s own scientists have acknowledged that genetically modified salmon pose a real risk to our wild fish stocks,” said Catherine Stewart of Living Oceans Society in B.C. “Any debate on this issue, any scientific research informing the debate, must be made available to all concerned citizens.”–Sixty fisheries and oceans conservation, environmental and social justice groups released a joint statement in December 6, 2010, opposing GM fish. –For more information: Lucy Sharratt, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Cell 613 263 9511; Leo Broderick, Council of Canadians, 902 894 4874; Catherine Stewart, Living Oceans Society: 604-916-6722; http://www.cban.ca/fish

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    Blood Enhancer—this can be made by adding in 10 herbs in equal ratios—Peppermint-thyme –rosemary-sage-savoury-cinnamon bark-clove –myrrh—balm of gilead-oregano –ratios can be as strong or as weak as you like—1 tsp—1 table 1oz –it should be all equal starting out I would go 1 tsp of each–add this to red wine 1 ½ cup and allow to blend for 10 -15 minutes—strain then add to glass container—use 1 tablespoon as is or juice beets and add 1 cup of beets to 1 tablespoon of this remedy—and to add another twist—add iodine ( 1-2 drops) colloidal gold 1-4 drops and colloidal silver depending on strength use 3 drops or less per ½ oz usage will see a good effect do this 2-3 times a day- after a short period of time you may notice a increase resistance to pathogens and feel an increase level of endurance and strength —An alternative would be to do this in fresh beet juice and add the same ratio and add 1 oz of alcohol—blend for 10 minutes and strain—the results are quick–You can combo each of them ( the 2 recipes)

     

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    WAXED—

    take bees wax and melt to get 4-6 oz ( now if you can not afford this then use the preserving jar wax paraffin for this you will be ok for the allotted time you will be using it ) take the essential oil of citronella—lemon grass- and thuja –Any essential oils will be effective these I am displaying to get you started ) heat the wax using a glass jar and a pot—you will fill the pot with water and then add the glass jar to it and add the wax ratio 2:1 wax and oil ( any oil will do I used grapseed for my use )once melted then take jar out and insert finger in jar after it cools a bit– once cooled then apply to problem areas- and re apply to the same area—-The idea is to trap the heat and increase it by layering on the wax—causing the oils and the essential oils to penetrate more effectively—this will cause a deeper penetration of heat an as a result it may draw out of the skin issue that may have been lingering or trapped inside—and will have a restorative effect and regenerating impact on the skin

     

     

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    [U1]AND this is the lunacy of all these health gurus telling you to drink in 7-8 glasses of water a day—you would flush out of your system magnesium iodine and salt and calcium that would regulate fluoride from natural sources —with this overloading you would displace life giving minerals and nutrients for fluoride—then you would need lithium for bipolar due to the fact that iodine has been displaced by the fluoride causingthis dysfuntion–not to mention the bone degeneration that so many women are suffering today as a result of the overloading of flouride
    [U2]Store bought juices—soft drinks and beverages—this is why Reverse osmosis and Distilled water products are best to utilize
    [U3]THIS IS INSANITY–we won’t grow them in the USA due to the fact that it might just be a tad controversial but instead we will go to a depressed economy like PEI in canada produce the eggs there and then send them off to be riased in panama where thre is a non issue with GMO’s and then return them for sale in America or Canada???? am I the only one seeing this ?
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    Combining the oils and Nutrients to get a synergy

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

    Essential oils-Inactivating Food Borne Pathogens
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    Chemtrail Letter

    Luca forwarded your e-mail to me and I wanted to try and give you some answers to your questions. To begin with, WE (Arizonans) must deal with this on a state level by passing legislation that prohibits ANY kind of chemtrail spraying over the skies in Arizona. We are a sovereign state and can take that action. If the Feds don’t like it – Tough!!! The next thing is we must get Evergreen Air investigated. They are located in the old Marana Air Park and it is believed that they are one of the private companies that have a contract to spray this “crap” on us that also falls into our water, plants, trees and soil. I gave Sheriff Babeu (from Pinal County – that is where Evergreen Air is located) a packet with the DVD, “What In The World Are They Spraying” and a letter from me requesting him to investigate Evergreen Air at the old Marana Air Park. This was last Friday evening and I have not heard back from him as yet. Many of us that are involved in this critical issue are getting our blood tested for barium and aluminum. Those that have already gotten their results back have extremely high levels of both metals, way above the “safe” level. It won’t matter what kind of legislation gets passed at the Capital IF we are all sick with health problems that are coming from this spraying.—-Judy, I feel bad to smoother you with all this information but there is so much to this issue and our very lives are at stake. Haven’t you noticed how much harder it is for so many people to focus or to remember and the epidemic increase of alzheimers along with all the breathing and respiratory problems people are experiencing is rampant. Our son, Jeff, has worked at Banner Baywood Hospital for nearly 10 years now and he recently told us that the hospital is absolutely overflowing with people coming in with the problems I just mentioned. He said it is the worse he has ever seen it. Either “they” are spraying more or “they” are putting more “crap” in the spray. At any rate, we are all getting sick and our ability to think and reason is fast waning. This is all planned and we must put a stop to it. Please, please take time to check this information out, even thought I realize you are up to your eyeballs with work – I promise this is critical. If you have any questions or anything I can help you with, Judy, just call me (928-532-1182 home or 480-734-1954 cell). I will even drive down to the Capital if we need to talk in person. Bless you for all you are trying to do to hold the line when we have “brain-dead” legislators you must work with. I was appalled when I saw the vote for the nullification legislation in the Senate go down yesterday. What a bunch of uninformed, dumbed down creations of the public school system. OK, I will try and get off my soap box and hope you will forgive me for inundating you with so much information………..Karen

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    Antimicrobials used in home remediation follow a variety of chemistry and functions. One common method of mold remediation utilizes Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking soda) as a blasting medium much in the way that sand is used to blast (clean) surfaces under the propulsion of compressed air. This ‘Soda Blasting’ makes a large cloud of dust that is pH Alkalai and its residue that permeates the wood and painted surfaces is also naturally antimicrobial as a result of the high pH and the presence of Sodium Bicarbonate. If used alone, repeated wetting can wash away the Sodium Bicarbonate residue and mold can return to the materials if the water source is not managed. Dry ice (frozen Carbon Dioxide (CO2)) is also used as a blasting agent where clean-up is more restrictive (i.e. attics) and while the dry ice blasting leaves no antimicrobial residue, it does prep the blasted surface to receive one as a secondary step. One popular, professional anti-microbial (Serum) is often applied after or without blasting by soda or dry ice and in one of its variants, is a mix of Hydrogen Peroxide and thin surface coating that neutralizes the mold (making it non-viable) and encapsulating the surface to prevent spore release. Other anti-microbial surface treatments typically contain variants of metals known to suppress mold growth; i.e. pigments or solutions involving Copper, Silver, Zinc or other metals (some of which can be toxic to humans if improperly applied). Most antimicrobial solutions are professionally applied and are not sold to the public.

    Many people use either white vinegar or laundry bleach as an inexpensive anti-microbial solution. These liquids are best used in combination and they can be safely combined. When combined in equal amounts (i.e. 2 cups bleach + 2 cups vinegar in 2 gallons of warm water + 2 drops of dish soap), these make a solution known as “Acidified Bleach” and it is considerably more effective as an antimicroboial and as a disinfectant. On porous foundation surfaces, a secondary step of scrubbing with Tri-Sodium Phosphate (TSP) or Spic-N-Span is capable of leaving behind a phosphate or carbonate reside that will be antimicrobial. The key to successful foundation cleaning with longer-lasting results hinges on leaving the cleaner residue on the wall and force-drying the area with a fan to drive off the water. Long-term success requires that the water source be corrected and that the area’s relative humiidity be kept as far below 54% as possible.

    Antimicrobials and paints – Kitchen and Bath paint formulations are often manufactured with the understanding that these areas are often cleaned and may experience elevated humidity levels from bathing/cooking. As a result, leading manufacturers often design Kitchen and Bath formulations to be less porous, more scrubable, and often, the paint formulation is adjusted to be more antimicrobial than other interior paints. During color mixing, some stores also offer the option of buying and adding an antimicrobial packet to the paint as a booster. It is ill-advised to use a normal latex paint on a foundation since this naturally moist area will readily cause mold to grow on latex. Foundation painting should be done with products designed for that purpose and when applied over virgin masonry, these products (i.e. DryLok by United Gilsonite Labs) perform very well

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    A viricide is a chemical or herbal antiseptic which reliably deactivates or destroys viruses, either inside or outside the body. Natural viricides include garlic, oregano, ginseng, onions, echinacea, goldenseal, chamomile, shiitake, schizandra and St. John’s wort. Antivirals also can be found in essential oils of various herbs, such as basil oil, orange oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, and sandalwood oil and their constituents

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    Essential oils-Inactivating Food Borne Pathogens
    The antimicrobial properties of 21 plant essential oils and two essences were investigated against five food-borne pathogens, Campylobacter jejuni, Salmonella enteriditis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes. The oils of bay, cinnamon, clove and thyme were the most inhibitory, each having a bacteriostatic concentration of 0.075% or less against all five pathogens. ( A. Smith-Palmer, J. Stewart and L. Fyfe. Antimicrobial properties of plant essential oils and essences against five important food-borne pathogens. Letters in Applied Microbiology 1998. 26. 118-122)–Many essential oils are included in pharmacopoeias as having antimicrobial activity, including:

    Cinnamon oil
    Clove oil – stomatology etc.
    Eucalyptus oil
    Garlic
    Oregano oil
    Lavender oil
    Leleshwa oil
    Lemon oil
    Lemon myrtle oil
    Mint oil – in medicine,
    Neem oil
    Nigella sativa (Black cumin) oil
    Onion oil (Allium cepe) – phytoncides, in phytotherapy
    Peppermint oil
    Sandalwood
    Sideritis or Greek Mountain Tea
    Tea tree oil –
    Thyme oil
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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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    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.
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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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    Show of the Week  March 18 2011

    Potassium iodide as a radioprotective agent

    Multiple antioxidants as radioprotective agents

    In vitro studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection in humans

    Human studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection

    Recipe With Herbals To Increase Adequate Protection Against Radiation

    Reducing Radiation Damages with Bicarbonate

    BATHS- The Epson Salt Bath– The Clorox Heavy Metal Bath– Inhalation Exposure Low Level Radiation Detoxification Bath- Higher Level Radiation Fallout Detoxification Baths– Higher Level Radiation Fallout Detoxification Baths 2-

    Radioprotective Herbs Plus Nutrients and Supplements

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    When and how to use multiple antioxidants for radiation protection in humans

    Commonly used doses in diagnostic procedures are listed in Tables 1 and 2. It is suggested that patients receiving diagnostic radiation doses take orally an appropriately prepared multiple antioxidants pill once 30 min to 60 min before radiation procedure. Radiation workers are advised to keep the body level of antioxidants high at all times by taking the appropriate multiple vitamins with antioxidants, B-vitamins and appropriate minerals, but no iron, copper or manganese. They may take a booster dose antioxidant pill 30 min to 60 min before exposure to higher radiation doses is anticipated. Frequent-flyers may also follow the same dose and dose schedule as radiation workers. The proposed strategy of increasing antioxidant levels in the body can also be implemented in populations living in regions with high background radiation that show increased levels of intermediate risk markers such as increased chromosomal damage or evidence of increased oxidative damage such as lipid peroxidation. Such a strategy may reduce the levels of intermediate risk markers, and thereby, protect against long-term adverse health consequences of radiation exposure among this population. The proposed antioxidant strategy, in addition to potassium iodide, should be adopted in the event of nuclear accident or explosion of a “dirty bomb”. The efficacy of antioxidant strategy for biological radiation protection in humans against low doses of radiation has not been tested; however, all proposed antioxidant ingredients have exhibited radiation protection in humans and/or in laboratory experiments. Direct experiments with radioprotective antioxidant formulations cannot be performed in humans for obvious ethical reasons. However, implementation of the proposed recommendation may allow prospective studies among radiation workers to determine its efficacy in reducing health risks of low doses of radiation in present and future generations

    Potassium iodide as a radioprotective agent
    The increased use of radioactive iodine (131I) in research, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases, and the release of 131I during nuclear explosion made it imperative that all radiation workers working with 131I take potassium iodide pills. Since iodine selectively accumulates in the thyroid gland, and the thyroid is considered a very radiosensitive organ, it was thought that the intake of potassium iodide would saturate the thyroid gland with iodine, and thus would prevent the accumulation of radioactive iodine in the thyroid. Thus potassium iodide remains a valuable strategy for protecting the thyroid gland against damage produced by radioactive iodine. However, this agent does not protect any other radiosensitive organ against -radiation that is produced by radioactive iodine. In addition, potassium iodide does not protect against damage produced by other radioactive isotopes or other radiation sources such as X-irradiation or -irradiation. Therefore, additional non-toxic agents must be identified to protect humans against radiation damage produced by sources other than radioactive iodine.

    Multiple antioxidants as radioprotective agents
    Although earlier identified radioprotective SH-compounds were found to be toxic in humans, glutathione-elevating agents such as N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and -lipoic acid, that are non-toxic (within certain concentration ranges) to humans, protect normal tissues against radiation damage [4860]. In addition to glutathione-elevating agents, dietary antioxidants such as vitamins E, C and -carotene are also of radioprotective value [576082], but very little attention has been given to these agents with respect to their use in protecting normal tissue against radiation damage in humans. Based on published data on antioxidants and radiation protection, it is possible to develop a non-toxic, cost-effective mixture of antioxidants (dietary and glutathione-elevating agents) that can provide biological protection against radiation damage in humans. Indeed, such formulations, referred to as Bio-Shield, (patent pending) are available commercially (Premier Micronutrient Corporation, Nashville, TN). In vitro animal and human studies that support the rationale of using multiple antioxidants in reducing the risk of radiation damage in humans are described below.

    In vitro studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection in humans
    It has been reported that mitotic cells, which are most sensitive to radiation, have the lowest levels of SH-compounds, whereas S-phase cells, which are the most resistant to radiation, have the highest levels of these compounds [83]. The role of SH-compounds in radiation protection was further substantiated by the fact that an elevation of the intracellular levels of these compounds in mitotic cells makes them radioresistant to the same level as S-phase cells]. It has been shown that vitamin E and selenium reduced radiation-induced transformation in cell culture; the combination was more effective than the individual agents  Natural -carotene protected against radiation-induced neoplastic transformation in cell culture.  Vitamins E and C reduced radiation-induced mutations and chromosomal damage in mammalian cells, and radiation-induced lethality —In vivo (animal) studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection in humans Alpha-lipoic acid, a glutathione-elevating agent, increases the LD50 in mice with a dose reduction factor (DRF) of 1.26  Vitamin E, Vitamin C and -carotene protected rodents against the acute effects of irradiation. Vitamin A and -carotene protected normal tissue during radiation therapy of cancer in an animal model . A combination of vitamin A, C and E protected against radiation-induced myelosuppression during radiation therapy of cancer in an animal model. It has been reported that L-selenomethionine and several different types of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, n-acetylcysteine (NAC), lipoic acid and co-enzyme Q10) protected human cells in culture and rats in vivo against oxidative stress produced by photons, protons and 1 GeV iron ions [41].

    Human studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection
    Vitamin A and NAC may be effective against radiation-induced carcinogenesis [60]. Alpha-lipoic acid treatment for 28 days lowered lipid peroxidation among children chronically exposed to low doses of radiation in the area contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear accident [48]. In another study, -carotene reduced cellular damage in the above population of children [47]. A combination of vitamin E and -lipoic acid was more effective than the individual agents [48]. -carotene also protected against radiation-induced mucositis during radiation therapy of cancer of the head and neck [80]. A combination of dietary antioxidants was more effective in protecting normal tissue during radiation therapy than the individual agents [8182].

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    Radioprotective Potential of Plants and Herbs against the Effects of Ionizing Radiation

    C Jagetia G.

    Department of Radiobiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576 104, India.

    Ionizing radiations produce deleterious effects in the living organisms and the rapid technological advancement has increased human exposure to ionizing radiations enormously. There is a need to protect humans against such effects of ionizing radiation. Attempts to protect against the deleterious effects of ionizing radiations by pharmacological intervention were made as early as 1949 and efforts are continued to search radioprotectors, which may be of great help for human application. This review mainly dwells on the radioprotective potential of plant and herbal extracts. The results obtained from in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that several botanicals such as Gingko biloba, Centella asiatica ( gota kola ) , Hippophae rhamnoides ( Sea Buckthorn), Ocimum sanctum ( Holy Basil ) , Panax ginseng ( American or Canadian Ginseng ), Podophyllum hexandrum ( Himalayan May Apple ), Amaranthus paniculatus ( Foxtail ), Emblica officinalis ( Indian goose berry or AMLA ), Phyllanthus amarus, Piper longum ( Long Pepper ), Tinospora cordifoila ( Guduchii ), Mentha arvensis ( Wild Mint ), Mentha piperita ( Pepper Mint ), Syzygium cumini (Jambolan plum ), Zingiber officinale  ( Ginger ), Ageratum conyzoides ( Billy Goat  Weed ), Aegle marmelos (Indian Bael Fruit ) and Aphanamixis polystachya (amoora ) protect against radiation-induced lethality, lipid peroxidation and DNA damage. The fractionation-guided evaluation may help to develop new radioprotectors of desired activities.

    Recipe With Herbals To Increase Adequate Protection Against Radiation—Make a tea with any of these or a combination—Use as a tincture—add to foods and soups or salads—the idea is to eithr build this inside to have an offsetting effect or to increase the ability to remove the excess rads you may wind up with

     

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    Reducing Radiation Damages with Bicarbonate

    So deep are the protective, buffering and neutralizing properties of bicarbonate that it is used even with radiation exposure to protect the kidneys and other tissues. In a world that is already overexposed to uranium and mercury, sodium bicarbonate becomes even more important because mercury and uranium oxide directly attack the nuclear material and mitochondria of the cells.  The oral administration of sodium bicarbonate diminishes the severity of the changes produced by uranium in the kidneys.[1] It does this for all the heavy metals and other toxic chemicals including chemotherapy agents, which are highly lethal even in low dosages. After depleted uranium weapons were used starting in the first Gulf War, the United States has polluted the world with uranium oxide and it is showing up more and more in tests doctors perform. With a half life of several billion years we had better be prepared to get used to dealing with the toxic effects and help our bodies clear it more easily through the kidneys. Sodium bicarbonate is an absolute must item in any field hospital and it should be in used and recommended in all clinics and be present in every home medicine cabinet. In reality we need a more descriptive image for bicarbonate. Its pharmacological characteristics, even though widely used, are not well understood. What does bicarbonate really do? Well, instead of a muscleman with a mallet, an even better image would be a strong janitor mopping up the messes and carrying the poisons away. This strong janitor protects tissues and leaves an alkaline film or trail behind to make sure everything stays safe. In medicine, sodium bicarbonate is the cleaning and security man proven loyal through decades of faithful service and he can be brought in to provide some sort of protection in cases where people are suffering from radiation toxicity. So useful and strong is sodium bicarbonate that at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, researcher Don York has used baking soda to clean soil contaminated with uranium. Sodium bicarbonate binds with uranium, separating it from the dirt; so far, York has removed as much as 92 percent of the uranium from contaminated soil samples. I started writing about baking soda after discovering that the United States Army recommends the use of bicarbonate to protect the kidneys from radiation damage. Blaise W. LeBlanc, a former research chemist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the byproduct hydroxymethylfurfural, (HMF) as a potential culprit in colony collapse disorder of bees. LeBlanc has a solution to minimize HMF toxicity: By adding bases (such as sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, lime, potash or caustic soda) to HFCS, the pH rises and HMF levels drop. Sodium bicarbonate can safely remove paint, grease, oil and smoke residue, decreasing workers’ exposure to harsh chemicals and eliminating much of the hazardous waste associated with other cleaners. “Sodium bicarbonate is able to clean in areas where other substances pose fire hazards, because baking soda is a natural fire extinguisher,” says Kenneth Colbert, a general manager for Arm & Hammer. This is the reason it’s used by oncology centers to control chemo agent spills and its actually used intravenously to protect patients from the hazardous toxicity of chemotherapy. If the bombs start dropping anywhere on earth you will need to have a large amount of sodium bicarbonate on hand. Minimum stocks should be 25 or 50 pounds. You will also need iodinemagnesium chloride—-

     

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    Acute DU Deplete Uranium Exposure or Nuclear Event -Detox Bath-

    The Epson Salt Bath:

    Use after exposure to DU, medical radiation,nuclear radiation or dirty bombs, high altitude radiation exposure or irradiated foods. Dissolve 1 pound of sea salt or rock salt and 1 pound of baking soda in a hot bath — as hot as can be tolerated — and soak into the water until the bath becomes cool. This usually takes about 20-25 minutes. Afterwards, do not shower or rinse the salt off your body for 4-8 hours

     

    The Clorox Heavy Metal Bath:

    Chorox bath can aid heavy metal removal from the body: DU and particulate radioisotopes from nuclear explosions or dirty bombs. Just add 1 cup of regular Clorox bleach to a tub of hot water — as hot as can be tolerated Soak in it until the water becomes cool or body temperature.Don’t wash off for at least 4 hours and make sure you’re using sufficient water

    Inhalation Exposure Low Level Radiation Detoxification Bath:

    Dissolve 2 pounds of baking soda in a tub of hot water Soak in it until the water becomes cool or body temperature. Drink Green tea or better still take Polyphenon 100mg 6 caps every four hours to chelate toxins and heavy metals Drink EO Electrolyted Alkaline water 1 oz per 8 to 10 ounces of filtered water ( Multi Pure Water or Pure Water Systems recommended-RO or Distilled with the alkali added

     

    Higher Level Radiation Fallout Detoxification Baths:

    Parcells recommended a stronger mixture of drinking an 8-ounce glass of water containing ¼-teaspoon natural sea salt and ¼-teaspoon baking soda. Drink every 2-3 hours and each glass was to be taken with 3 caps of calcium – magnesium taurate If symptoms in the head, sinuses, chest, glands,–neck, throat, they were to add ¼-teaspoon of cream of tartar to the mixture.–Don’t shower for at least 4 hours after the bath. Bathing in the evening is more effective Please don’t mix the different bath ingredients

     

    Higher Level Radiation Fallout Detoxification Baths 2:

    Alternate the baths on different evenings or one bath in the morning and the other at night. In more severe cases a baking soda bath in the morning and Clorox bath at night may be useful.

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    Radioprotective Herbs Plus Nutrients and Supplements :

    Selenium DNA protection -Lycopene antioxidant protection of DNA-Sulphurophane from brassica brussel sprouts and cabbage DNA-Protection –NAC, N-Acetyl Cysteine -Reduced L-Glutathione- SAMe S-Adenosyl Methionine – Polyphenon – FirstLine-Defense Caps –Longevinex – Red Wine Extract 30 capsules Polyphenol Antioxidant Alpha lipoic acid with 12 to 20 Times power with Alpha R-Lipoic (BioGenesis) Reishi mushrooms and Beta Glucans – Aloe Beta 1,3 Glucans Ambrotose – Arabinogalatan and Manapol  1,3 Beta Poly Manose – Alkalinizers to Remove Uranium and other Radioisotopes: EO Electrolyzed Water TriSalts – Ecological Formulas BioAlkalinizer – BioGenesis  Buffered Vitamin C – Ca, Mg, Zn Ascorbates

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    Show of the Week  March 21 2011

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    EMERGENCY EARTHQUAKE NOTES

    Radiation Toxicity Antidotes

    Comparison of Wiping Away Bacteria With Disinfectant Wipes or a Tissue Moistened With Saline

    Handy Vinegar Tips

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    Comparison of Wiping Away Bacteria With Disinfectant Wipes or a Tissue Moistened With Saline

    ScienceDaily (Mar. 17, 2011) — If you have time to quickly swipe your pager or cell phone three times, that would be your best bet to get rid of most of the bacteria. And a simple tissue moistened with saline would do the trick. But if you only have time for a single swipe of a ‘dirty’ phone — you’d be better off reaching for a disinfectant wipe.—Those are the highlights of a recently published research study that appeared online in PubMed, with the discoveries having been made by a team of researchers in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta.–“It was the mechanical removal, not the actual act of the disinfectant that was key,” says Dr. Sarah Forgie, a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist in the Department of Pediatrics.—Medical student Andrea Berendt, who was working with Forgie at the time, liked the idea so Berendt came up with the protocol and conducted all the experiments in a lab over two months. The duo worked with Dr. Robert Rennie, a Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Pediatric Epidemiologist Donald Spady and technologist LeeAnn Turnbull.–Three types of bacteria — Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Enterococci (VRE) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa — were each prepared in a mixture and streaked onto sterile plastic Petri dishes, then allowed to dry. Numerous bacteria contaminated plates were prepared throughout the summer — all in the same manner — so each type of bacteria could be tested with five different types of wipes and then again with varying amounts of swipes — one swipe, three swipes and five swipes.–Each 10 cm diameter plate was wiped for one second and in a manner that the entire surface was swiped, using a flat baton. The plates were then allowed to dry for 10 minutes. Afterwards, bacteria samples were put onto special lab plates, incubated for at least 24 hours at 35 degrees C and then the bacteria colonies were counted.-Research results demonstrated that bacterial counts dropped significantly the more often a plate was swiped — regardless of the type of wipe used. Swiping the contaminated plates 3x decreased the bacterial load by 88% on average, compared to just swiping a plate once. Swiping a plate 5x vs. 3x didn’t result in an additionally significant decrease in bacteria. And a simple saline wipe appeared to be just as effective as disinfectant wipes when the plates were swiped 3x or more. However, if the plate was swiped just once — disinfectant wipes were better at reducing bacteria than simple saline wipes.

    The research was supported in part by a grant from the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.–Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference-Berendt AE, Turnbull L, Spady D, Rennie R, Forgie SE. Berendt AE, Turnbull L, Spady D, Rennie R, Forgie SE. Three swipes and you’re out: How many swipes are needed to decontaminate plastic with disposable wipes? Am J Infect Control., 2011 Feb 8

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    Handy Vinegar Tips

    – To remove calcium buildup on kettles and electric jugs, boil the kettle with half a cup of white vinegar and leave to soak for a while. Rinse with fresh water, reboil with same and your kettle should now be calcium deposit free.

    – Place a small container of vinegar in your toilet and bathroom to eliminate odors.

    – A half cup of vinegar added to a toilet bowl left overnight removes bowl odor. The smell of the vinegar will also dissipate overnight.

    – A cotton ball soaked in vinegar and appled to bruises for an hour is said to speed up the healing process.

    – Vinegar on minor burns and many sorts of stings can alleviate pain.

    – For cleaning your dishwasher, vinegar frozen into ice cubes, then a couple added to the bottom of the dishwasher just prior to a cycle is an effective alternative to using heavy chemical cleaners.

    – Old, stiff paintbrushes can be revived by dipping them into heated white vinegar for a couple of hours, followed by a rinse in soapy water. Beats using turpentine!

    – Vinegar can be used as a nappy soak; simply add half a cup of white vinegar to the water in the nappy bucket

    – Use it as a broad leaf weed killer – spray it neat onto the leaves of weeds, being careful to avoid plants you wish to keep. A mix of vinegar and salt can be used to keep weeks and grass out of driveway cement joins.

    – Vinegar can be used as a benchtop disinfectant; but it’s a good idea to wipe over at night in order that the smell dissipates.

    – For pet owners, white vinegar poured onto pet urine mishaps on carpets, then blotted up with paper towel will prevent staining and odor.

    – Save money on washing pre-spray by spraying neat vinegar on deodorant and other stains on garments just prior to washing.

    – Spray a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water onto soap scum on shower screens, leave sit then wipe or rinse off.

    – Neat vinegar sprayed onto mould affected bathroom/shower tiles will kill the mould.

    – Vinegar can be used as a fabric softener by adding half the amount of vinegar as you would of your usual softening agent.

    – I’ve seen many suggestions that a tablespoon of vinegar can be used as a replacement for hair conditioner.

    – Vinegar can also be used as a glass cleaner either mixed with water or used neat in a spray bottle.

    – Use full strength vinegar to polish chrome and stainless steel

    – Use a 50/50 vinegar and water mix to clean your iron. Add the mixture to your iron and allow it steam itself clean

    – Pour boiling white vinegar down a clogged drain to remove the obstruction

    – Used in an fine atomizer, vinegar is effective as room deodorizer

    – Ants hate vinegar; so spray it around doorways and other areas they frequent to repel them

    … not to mention vinegar is great for chips and salad dressings :).

    • Comment #1 (Posted by )If you have ever cleaned your windows with the blue windex stuff then you might have to add a little bit of liquid soap to the vinegar/water mixture in order to get rid of the wax left behind be commercial cleaners.
    • Comment #2 (Posted by David)When cleaning with vinegar, make sure that it does not come in contact with hydrogen peroxide. Mixing the two will create Peracetic Acid (C2H4O3).The toxicity of Peracetic Acid is low. However, peracids are extremely irritating to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. It has a strong oxidizing potential, is highly corrosive, and can explode at temperatures exceeding 110ºC.
    • Comment #3 (Posted by Michael (Green Living Tips))I’m a recovering Windex junkie, so thanks for that tip.David, that’s really useful information; especially since Hydrogen Peroxide is a staple in many green cleaning cupboards – thanks!
    • Comment #4 (Posted by Caroline Beven)The idea of using vinegar as a fabric softener was not the most pleasant thought at first, after all you want your clothes to smell nice, right? But then I discovered a use for that old Downey Fabric Softener Ball — I place white vinegar to the fill line and then put three drops of lavendar essential oil in, close the ball and throw it in at the beginning of the wash. The only thing I smell during my rinse cycle is the soothing smell of lavendar!
    • Comment #5 (Posted by Michael (Green Living Tips))Great tip Caroline – thanks!
    • Comment #6 (Posted by Betty)I have been using white vinegar for cleaning and washing for sometime. But now I found out vinegar can also be derived from Petroleum. It is recommended and I do also recommend – do not use petroleum vinegar for anything – possible toxins will be emitted. Nothing on the jug says where it was derived from. But distributed by Sam’s Club. It’s called Bakers & Chefs. Does anyone know where it is made from?
    • Comment #7 (Posted by Michael – Green Living Tips)Hi Betty, I wasn’t able to locate anything about that particular vinegar brand, so you’ll probably need to contact the company. If they state the vinegar is fermented from “synthetic ethyl alcohol”, then there’s likely a fossil fuel link – the key word is “synthetic”.
    • Comment #8 (Posted by LovinLivinDoinNaturally)Just a quick note. Do not, I repeat, do not use full strength vinegar on grout. I have learned the hard way as a result of the vinegar eating away at my grout. Dilute with water!!! Save yourselves. 🙂
    • Comment #9 (Posted by Michael – Green Living Tips)LovLivin – thanks for your contribution. That raises a good point about tips offered on this site or any others for that matter – always spot test in an inconspicuous area first; particularly in regards to cleaning concoctions and older or worn surfaces. 🙂
    • Comment #10 (Posted by Walter)In addition of many other cleaning uses vinegar, of any kind, used full strength, will do quite nicley to clean the brown creoste/tar(s) build-up off the glass of a wood stove. Customer suggested this one day after I swept his chimney, didn’t beleive him; went home, tried it, and was quite surprised at the results. Beats using oven cleaners, scraping, or even spending 6-8 dolalrs for a commercial cleaner sold in stove stores. Note: heavier build, real crusty, cresosote on glass takes several applications.
    • Comment #11 (Posted by Michael – Green Living Tips)Walter, that’s a great tip; thanks! Wish I had known that one when I had my slow combustion heater!

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    Show of the Week  March 25 2011

     

    BENEFITS OF RAW MILK

     

    Recipe for a Raw Milk Consumer

     

    IODINE BENEFITS

    Summary of findings of Supplementing Iodine

    Bonus Data

     

     

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    BENEFITS OF RAW MILK

    The British journal The Lancet reported, “Resistance to tuberculosis increased in children fed raw milk instead of pasteurized, to the point that in five years only one case of pulmonary TB had developed, whereas in the previous five years, when children had been given pasteurized milk, 14 cases of pulmonary TB had developed.” Raw milk also contains an anti-viral agent.  In 1997, British studies have shown that some mysterious substance in the aqueous portion of the raw milk, below the cream layer, works against viral infections.[49]  Formula and boiled milk do not contain this virus-fighting agent. The enzyme lipase aids in the digestion of fats.  It is plentiful in raw milk but destroyed by pasteurization. One of the most remarkable and important discoveries in medicine, the incredible healing power of fresh raw milk, goes unnoticed by the medical profession.  No one knows who first used raw milk as a therapeutic agent, probably the Egyptians.  Hippocrates, the father of medicine, prescribed raw milk for tuberculosis. Dr. J.E. Crewe, from the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, presented his findings on the therapeutic uses of raw milk before the Minnesota State Medical Society in 1923.  Although Dr. Crewe’s experiments were on the feeding of raw milk for disease, the key, he injects, is not milk but rawmilk.  Dr. Crewe reported, “While milk is widely used and recommended as an article of diet, it is seldom used by regular physicians exclusively as an agent in the treatment of disease.  For fifteen years I have employed the so-called [raw] milk treatment in various diseases … the results obtained in various types of illnesses have been so uniformly excellent that one’s conception of disease and its alleviation is necessarily modified.” [52] His report was met with apathy and indifference, saying, “The method itself is so simple that it does not greatly interest medical men.[53]  The fact that many diseases are treated and successful results [ignored], leads almost to disrespect.” Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland found that raw cows milk contains 2½ times more of the enzyme lgG than pasteurized milk.  This important enzyme inhibits rotavirus organisms that cause diarrhea in infants. It has been known since the earliest days of husbandry that the newborn calf thrives on raw milk.  Calves fed pasteurized milk since birth die by the third month. Francis Pottenger, M.D. proved there is deficiency disease, similar to Vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) that can be cured by giving an endocrine product that contains no Vitamin C.  He proved that raw milk has this endocrine nutrient and pasteurized milk does not.  He proved that raw milk reversed and prevented scurvy. The Bahimas of Africa drink six pints a day.  In fact, they eat little else.  This is also true of the Nuers of the Upper Nile, the Todas, the Kazaks, and the Hottentots.  They all live healthfully Fermented raw milk has been shown to retard tumor growth and decrease the activity of alkylating agents associated stomach cancer.[65]

    Recipe for a Raw Milk Consumer

    Use 2 cups of raw milk add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of red wine ( your choice) 2 drops of propolis and cinnamon extract 1/2 teaspoon blend and then proceed to drink you can add a potato to this as a meal baked or cooked in oil and water mixed with herbs….this combo can hold you fro up to eight hours, maintaining strength no desire to eat. Sugar levels maintain and maintain for a long period of time, protein a uptake is almost felt immediately and fat is decreased off the body as a result of the lipase and CLA content

     

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    IODINE BENEFITS

    “If you think you may be deficient in Iodine, consider this; most of the US population has one or more mercury amalgam fillings in their mouths. A consequence of this is that minute amounts of the heavy metal mercury are continuously being released into the mouth and absorbed into the body. This toxication stimulates a natural detox reaction by the body. Several mechanisms are utilized to remove the mercury. In order for these detoxification mechanisms to work properly, numerous essential minerals are utilized. Iodine, Zinc, Sulfur, Selenium, and Silica stimulate the excretion of heavy metals including mercury. Iodine is at the top of the list when it comes to mercury removal.

     

    “Unfortunately, the average persons daily intake of Iodine is not high enough to keep them mercury free even when not exposed to excessive levels. Add on the exposure of mercury from vaccinations, smoking, etc., and you have the potential for serious heavy metal toxicity. This toxicity can manifest itself in many ways causing problems that would not normally be attributed to high levels of mercury.

    “Iodine is essential for the health of the: Thyroid, Breast and Prostate.

    “Iodine chelates:

    • Mercury
    • Lead
    • Cadmium
    • Aluminum
    • Bromide

    “Iodine helps to improve:

    • Bowel irregularity
    • Brain fog
    • Renaud’s syndrome (numb finger tips)
    • Low energy
    • Sensitivity to cold
    • Skin complexion

    “In addition to mercury toxicity, you naturally have a major deficiency in the essential mineral Iodine if you are getting at or below the outdated RDA. Additionally, fluoride is an antagonistic element to Iodine, meaning it will impede the absorption of Iodine. Many of us are forced to drink fluoridated water and also brush our teeth with fluoride. Could an Iodine deficiency be related in some way to the current epidemic of hypothyroidism, breast, and prostate cancers? The protective function of Iodine in these tissues has not been described, but the fact that these tissues when healthy are replete with Iodine, and when diseased have little or no Iodine, leads one to think there is more than a casual link.”

     

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    Summary of findings of Supplementing Iodine

    Based on a review of the literature, and recent clinical research studies2-13, the concept of orthoiodosupplementation can be summarized as follows:

    1. The nutrient iodine is essential for every cell of the human body requiring peripheral concentrations of inorganic iodide ranging from 10-6M to 10-5M.
    2. In non-obese subjects without a defecting cellular transport system for iodine, these concentrations can be achieved with daily intake of 12.5 mg to 50 mg elemental iodine.The adult body retains approximately 1.5 gm iodine at sufficiency. At such time, the ingested iodine is quantitatively excreted in the urine as iodide.
    3. The thyroid gland is the most efficient organ of the human body, capable of concentrating iodide by 2 orders of magnitude to reach 10-6M iodide required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones when peripheral levels of inorganic iodide are in the 10-8M range.
    4. Goiter and cretinism are evidence of extremely severe iodine deficiency, because the smallest intake of iodine that would prevent these conditions, that is 0.05 mg per day, is 1000 times less than the optimal intake of 50 mg elemental iodine.
    5. The thyroid gland has a protective mechanism, limiting the uptake of peripheral iodide to a maximum of 0.6 mg per day when 50 mg or more elemental iodine are ingested. This amount therefore would serve as a preventive measure against radioactive fallout.
    6. An intake of 50 mg elemental iodine per day would achieve peripheral concentration of iodide at 10-5M, which is the concentration of iodide markedly enhancing the singlet triplet radiationless transition. Singlet oxygen causes oxidative damage to DNA and macromolecules, predisposing to the carcinogenic effects of these reactive oxygen species.5This effect would decrease DNA damage, with an anticarcinogenic effect.
    7. Preliminary data so far suggest that orthoiodosupplementation results indetoxification of the body from the toxic metals aluminum, cadmium, lead and mercury.
    8. Orthoiodosupplementationincreases urinary excretion of fluoride and bromide, decreasing the iodine-inhibiting effects of these halides.
    9. Most patientson a daily intake ranging from 12.5 mg to 50 mg elemental iodine reported higher energy levels and greater mental clarity with 50 mg (4 tablets Iodoral), daily. The amount of iodine used in patients with Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast by Ghent et al20 is 0.1 mg/Kg BW per day, 10 times below the optimal daily intake of 50 mg.In our experience, patients with this clinical condition responded faster and more completely when ingesting 50 mg iodine/iodide per day.
    10. For best results, orthoiodosupplementation should be part of a complete nutritional program, emphasizing magnesiuminstead of calcium.
    11. A beneficial effect of orthoiodosupplementation was observed in the clinical conditions listed in Table I.5,7,12,13
    12. The iodine/iodide loading test and serum inorganic iodide levels are reliable means of assessing whole body sufficiency for elemental iodine for quantifying the bioavailability of the forms of iodine ingested and for assessing cellular uptake and utilization of iodine by target cells.
    13. Orthoiodosupplementation may be the safest, simplest, most effective and least expensive way to solve the healthcare crisis crippling our nation.

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    Bonus Data

    1. A) Iodine has other extrathyroidal functions that require more study. Itremovestoxic chemicals — fluoride, bromide, lead, aluminum, mercury — and biological toxins, suppresses auto-immunity, strengthens the T-cell adaptive immune system, and protects against abnormal growth of bacteria in the stomach

     

    1. B) In addition to the thyroid and mammary glands, other tissues possess an iodine pump (the sodium/iodine symporter). Stomach mucosa, the salivary glands, and lactating mammary glands can concentrate iodine almost to the same degree as the thyroid gland (40-fold greater than its concentration in blood). Other tissues that have this pump include the ovaries; thymus gland, seat of the adaptive immune system; skin; choroid plexus in the brain, which makes cerebrospinal fluid; and joints, arteries and bone

     

    1. C) The vast majority of people, 98 to 99 percent, can take iodine in doses ranging from 10 to 200 mg a daywithout any clinically adverse affectson thyroid function

     

    1. D) Everyone agrees that a lack of iodine in the diet causes a spectrum of disorders that includes, in increasing order of severity,goiter and hypothyroidism,mental retardation, and cretinism (severe mental retardation accompanied by physical deformities-Prevention of breast disease requires higher doses of iodine. Indeed, a reasonable hypothesis is that, like goiters and cretinism, fibrocystic disease of the breast and breast cancer are iodine deficiency disorders (also uterine fibroids )

     

    E ) The new truth is that the rest of the body also needs iodine, in milligram, not microgram amounts. Tell that to a thyroidologist and her response will call to mind this admonition on new truths.

    1. F)These are the four most common formulations of inorganic (nonradioactive) iodine, as iodide (I-), and with or without molecular iodine (I2): Potassium iodide (KI) tablets, in doses ranging from 0.23 to 130 mg; super saturated potassium iodide (SSKI), 19—50 mg of iodide per drop; Lugol’s solution, 6.3 mg of molecular iodine/iodide per drop; and Iodoral, each tablet containing 12.5 mg iodine/iodide. Both Lugol’s solution and Ioderal are one-third molecular iodine (5%) and two-thirds potassium iodide (10%). Studies done to date indicate that the best iodine supplement is one that includes molecular iodine (I2), which breast tissue prefers
    2. G)It is effective in gram amountsfor treating various dermatologic conditions, chronic lung disease, fungal infestations, tertiary syphilis, and even arteriosclerosis
    3. H) Their pharmacological action is as obscure as their effects in certain diseased conditions are consistently brilliant. Our ignorance of their mode of action is cloaked by the term deobstruent,which implies that they possess the power of driving out impurities from the blood and tissues. Mostnotably is this the case with the poisonous products of syphilis. In its tertiary stage — and also earlier — this disease yields in the most rapid and unmistakable fashion to iodides, so much so that the administration of these salts is at present the best means of determining whether, for instance, a cranial tumor be syphilitic or not.”
    4. I) They treat inflammatory dermatoses, like nodular vasculitis and pyoderma gangrenosum (shown below), with SSKI, beginning with an iodinedose of 900 mg a day, followed by weekly increases up to6 grams a day as tolerated. Fungal eruptions, like sporotrichosis, are treated initially in gram amounts with great success. These lesions can disappear within two weeks after treatment with iodine

     

     

     

    1. J) Theseinvestigators have foundthat iodine does indeed reverse fibrocystic disease; their diabetic patients require less insulin; hypothyroid patients, less thyroid medication; symptoms of fibromyalgia resolve, and patients with migraine headaches stop having them.

     

    1. K). Iodine removes the toxic halogensfluoride and bromide from the body. Iodism, an unpleasant brassy taste, runny nose, and acne-like skin lesions, is caused by the bromide that iodine extracts from the tissues. Symptoms subside on a lesser dose of iodine

     

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    ChemTrail Ingredients

    Thorium

    Specific Seed Saving Instructions for Common Vegetables

    Testimony for Iodine

    Exposure To Low Doses Of Mercury Changes The Way The Arteries Work

    Mercury Contamination Of Fish Warrants Worldwide Public Warning

     

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    LIFE IN THE TIME OF CHEMTRAILS 1997-2009: YOU ARE NOW BREATHING ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE, VIRALLY MUTATED MOLDS, NANO-PARTICULATES OF ALUMINUM AND BARIUM AND CATIONIC POLYMER FIBERS WITH UNIDENTIFIED BIO-ACTIVE MATERIAL: “We the people have not been warned, advised or consulted but are certainly vulnerable to the outcomes.” Lightwatcher.com “Biologic components have been reported in airborne samples that include: modified molds, desiccated red blood cells and exotic strains of bacteria” <>Additionally, award winning investigative reporter, Will Thomas, has reported findings of over 300 types of virally mutated fungi in the chemtrail fall out. The Idaho Observer has reported findings of 26 metals including barium, aluminum and uranium, a variety of infectious pathogens and chemicals and drugs including sedatives in chemtrail fallout. Dr. R. Michael Castle reports the finding of cationic polymer fibers. Dr Hildegarde Staninger and Dr. Rahim Karjoom have reported findings of tiny parasitic nematode eggs of some type encased in the fibers. Additionally Drs. Staninger and Karjoom and researcher Jan Smith have reported findings of self-replicating nano-machines and rivers of silicon running wild through the bodies of the Morgellons infected. Researcher Clifford Carnicom has reported finding chemtrails fibers & abnormal blood cells that are an exact match with the bizarre fibers & blood cells found in those suffering from Morgellons Disease. Welcome to the brave new world of toxic skies, weather control, mind control and population control through the use of chemtrails modulated with electromagnetic frequencies generated by HAARP. Our health is under attack as evidenced by the skyrocketing rates of chemtrail induced lung cancer, asthma and pulmonary/respiratory problems as well as the emergence of a bizarre and frightening new plague, Morgellons Disease, an infection with a previously unknown agent that appears to be a synthesis of a bio lab created pathogen combined with self-replicating nano-technology. Over 60,000 families in the U.S. are now infected with Morgellons. I am one of the infected. My health and the health of my family has already been drastically affected. There is a main-stream media blackout on this subject so the only way to get the word out is by word of mouth. Realized or not people are already dying from chemtrail related illnesses. People are dying from Morgellons Disease. During this time of chemtrails a shocking drop in general life expectancy in the U.S. has occurred. This situation presents an immediate and serious threat to you, your family and loved ones. We must join together to stop this insane program of chemtrail spraying now. Some of you reading this may be in a position of influence and power to take significant action to bring chemtrails to a halt. Everyone can do something to help. Whatever your position or realm of influence please do whatever you can to bring an end to the aerosol spray program popularly known as Chemtrails. ADDED 7/13/2009 FUND RAISING FOR A CURE At this point just stopping the chemtrails will not be nearly enough. It is becoming increasingly apparent to researchers that virtually the entire population has most likely been infected by chemtrail pathogens that cause Morgellons Disease. The government to date has basically done nothing to fund research to find a cure for the Morgellons problem. Scientist, Clifford Carnicom has proven himself to be a dedicated and formidable researcher into Chemtrails/Morgellons for over a decade. Working on his own without funding he has managed to make many important discoveries about the nature of Morgellons disease and about the effects of chemtrails on the environment and the population. If you wish to donate to fund research for a cure The Carnicom Institute would be an excellent place to start. Copyright Glenn Boyle 2009

     

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    Thorium

    How can thorium affect people’s health?

    The principal concern from low to moderate level exposure to ionizing radiation is increased risk of cancer. Studies have shown that inhaling thorium dust causes an increased risk of developing lung cancer, and cancer of the pancreas. Bone cancer risk is also increased because thorium may be stored in bone.

    How does thorium get into the body?

    If inhaled as dust, some thorium may remain in the lungs for long periods of time, depending on the chemical form. If ingested, thorium typically leaves the body through feces and urine within several days. The small amount of thorium left in the body will enter the bloodstream and be deposited in the bones where it may remain for many years. There is some evidence that the body may absorb thorium through the skin, but that would not likely be the primary means of entry

    What does thorium do once it gets into the body?

    If inhaled as dust, some thorium may remain in the lungs for long periods of time, depending on the chemical form. If ingested, thorium typically leaves the body through feces and urine within several days. The small amount of thorium left in the body will enter the bloodstream and be deposited in the bones where it may remain for many years. There is some evidence that the body may absorb thorium through the skin, but that would not likely be the primary means of entry.

     

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    Thorium is a naturally-occurring, radioactive metal. Small amounts of–thorium are present in all rocks, soil, above-ground and underground water,plants, and animals. These small amounts of thorium contribute to the weak background radiation for such substances. Soil commonly contains an average of about 6 parts of thorium per million parts (ppm) of soil. Rocks in some underground mines may also contain thorium in a more concentrated form. After these rocks are mined, thorium is usually concentrated and changed into thorium dioxide or other chemical forms. Thorium-bearing rock that has had most of the thorium removed from it is called “depleted” ore or tailings.—More than 99% of natural thorium exists in the form (isotope)thorium-232. Besides this natural thorium isotope, there are more than 10 other different isotopes that can be artificially produced. In the environment, thorium-232 exists in various combinations with other minerals, such as silica. Most thorium compounds commonly found in the environment do not dissolve easily in water and do not evaporate from soil or water into the air. The thorium isotope-232 is not stable. It breaks down into two parts.This process of breaking down is called decay. The decay of thorium-232 produces a small part called “alpha” radiation and a large part called the–decay product. The decay product of thorium-232 also is not stable. Like thorium-232, it in turn breaks down to an unstable isotope and the process continues until a stable product is formed. During these decay processes, the parent thorium-232, its decay products, and their next decay products produce a series of new substances (including radium and radon), alpha and beta particles, and gamma radiation. The alpha particles can travel only very short distances through most materials and cannot go through human skin. The gamma radiation can travel farther and can easily go through human skin. The decay of thorium-232 into its decay products happens very slowly. In fact, it takes about 14 billion years for half the thorium-232 to change into new forms. Fourteen billion years is called the radioactive half-life of thorium-232.– Since thorium is found almost everywhere, you will be exposed to small amounts of it in the air you breathe and in the food and water you eat and drink. Scientists know, roughly, the average amounts of thorium in food and drinking water. Most people in the United States eat some thorium with their food every day. Normally, very little of the thorium in lakes, rivers, and oceans gets into the fish or seafood we eat. The amounts in the air are usually so small that they can be ignored.—

     

    HOW CAN THORIUM ENTER AND LEAVE MY BODY?

    Only a small amount of the thorium that you breathe or swallow in food,water, or soil enters your blood. One animal study has shown that thorium can enter the body if it is placed on the skin. After breathing thorium, you will usually sneeze, cough, or breathe out some of it within minutes. Some forms of thorium can stay in your lungs for long periods of time. However, in most cases, the small amount of thorium left in your lungs will leave your body in the feces and urine within days. After you eat or drink thorium, almost all of it leaves your body in the feces. The small amount of thorium left in your body may enter your bones from the blood and stay there for many years. The main way thorium will enter your body is by breathing dust contaminated with thorium. For further information on how thorium can enter and leave your body,–

     

    HOW CAN THORIUM AFFECT MY HEALTH?

    Studies on thorium workers have shown that breathing thorium dust may

    cause an increased chance of developing lung disease and cancer of the lung or pancreas many years after being exposed. Changes in the genetic material of body cells have also been shown to occur in workers who breathed thorium dust. Liver diseases and effects on the blood have been found in people injected with thorium in order to take special x-rays. Many types of cancer have also been shown to occur in these people many years after thorium was injected into their bodies. Since thorium is radioactive and may be stored in bone for a long time, bone cancer is also a potential concern for people exposed to thorium. Animal studies have shown that breathing in thorium may result in lung damage. Other studies in animals suggest drinking massive amounts of thorium can cause death from metal poisoning. The presence of large amounts of thorium in your environment could result in exposure to more hazardous radioactive decay products of thorium, such as radium and thoron, which is an isotope of radon. Radium and radon are the subjects of separate toxicological profiles prepared by ATSDR. Thorium is not known to cause birth defects or to affect the ability to have children. For further information on the health effects of thorium–

    Progressive cirrhosis of the lungs was found in a subchronic inhalation study in rats (Likhachev et al. 1973a). Rats were exposed intermittently for 6-9 months to an inert aerosol (control), to the inert aerosol enriched with 10% or 49% insoluble thorium dioxide, or to thorium dioxide (100%) alone. The severity of the lung cirrhosis was directly related to the radiation dose and the amount of thorium dioxide. Cirrhosis of the lungs became evident in 3-6 months in the 100% thorium dioxide group, in 9-12 months in the 49% thorium dioxide group, in 12-15 months in the 10% thorium dioxide group, and in 18-24 months in the inert aerosol control group. At lung exposures of up to 150 rad, reticulosarcoma was found, while at lung exposures of 100-2700 rad, glandular cancerous tumors were found (see Section 2.2.1.8). The tumors may have been caused by thorium dioxide; the exact amount of thorium administered was not clear from the report,

     

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    Biomarkers Used to Characterize Effects Caused by Thorium

    Occupational and experimental studies have shown that the lung, liver, and hematopoietic system are the target organ systems following inhalation exposure to thorium. No relationship was found, however, between the measured body burden of thorium in exposed workers and complete blood count parameters (e.g., hemoglobin, red and white blood cell) (Conibear 1983). Target organs systems have not been identified for oral or dermal exposure to thorium. For further information on the health effects of thorium—POPUIATIONS THAT ARE UNUSUALLY SUSCEPTIBLE —Neonatal animals have been found to absorb 20-40 times more thorium through the gastrointestinal tract than adult animals (Sullivan et al. 1980a, 1980b, 1983) indicating that children may be more susceptible to both the chemical and radiological effects of thorium than adults

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    Hello Tony

    In a recent conversation I related to you the success I had recently experienced with the low (1-2 drops a day) intake of Lugol’s Iodine.  I had taken this low dose on and off for about 2 or 3 months when, at the end of February 2011 I noticed unexpectedly that I had no more pain in my breasts.

    I had actually tried iodine because I was hoping to find something to help me with my “brain fogginess” which I have been suffering for at least 5 years, worsening with time and not improving now that I’m retired.  Then I find that my breasts, which have been very sensitive since my 20’s (and I’m 59 now) are completely pain free!

    I will forward you some of the information I’ve found about iodine for your information and to pass on to others who are interested.

    Thanks for all your work and encouragement to those of us who want to be well.  God bless!

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    Exposure To Low Doses Of Mercury Changes The Way The Arteries Work

    ScienceDaily (Oct. 27, 2008) — An international team of researchers has shown that mercury is another important factor in cardiovascular disease as it changes the way arteries work. One of the possible sources of exposure of humans to mercury is by eating contaminated fish.—The main effects of mercury affect the central nervous system and renal function. Over recent years the scientific community has reported an increase in cardiovascular risk following exposure to mercury, “although the mechanisms responsible for this increase are not completely known”, state the authors of the new study that has been published recently in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology explain.—Ana María Briones is a researcher at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (UAM) and is one of the authors of the study. Briones explains the aim of the investigation to SINC: “Because the relationship between mercury and cardiovascular risk has been explained recently, and that cardiovascular risk is known to be related to changes in vascular function, we intended to see whether a relationship existed between mercury and changes in vascular responses”.–The aim of the study was to evaluate whether really low concentrations of mercury, administered over a prolonged period of time, “could have a prejudicial effect on vascular response”, that is to say, on the way the arteries behave.

    Data confirm that low doses of mercury have a harmful effect on vascular function. Mercedes Salaices, one of the other authors of the study, emphasises that the impact of mercury “could be compared to the impact produced by other more traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or hypercholesterolaemia”.

    The researchers analysed whether chronic exposure to mercury causes an endothelial dysfunction in resistance and conductance arteries. Treatment with mercury induces an increase in oxidative stress, which is responsible – at least in part – for the deterioration in vascular responses. “Arteries contract more and relax less because there is less nitric oxide”, the vasodilator factor that is attacked by oxidative stress, underlines Briones.

    The risk of exposure to mercury today

    Humans have been exposed to different metal pollutants such as mercury, although the possible consequences to health are not known in depth. At the present time, exposure to mercury is due, mainly, to the consumption of polluted fish, to the administration of anti-fungal agents and Thimerosal antiseptics in vaccines and to the inhalation of mercury vapour from some dental re-constructions—The European Environment Agency (EEA) recommended a reference blood mercury concentration of 5.8 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml). It is considered that there are no adverse effects below this level. Data reveal that the concentration of mercury in the general population is less than 1 ng/ml, whereas in workers who suffer exposure in polluted zones, the levels are between 7 and 10. The percentage reaches up to 5.6 ng/ml amongst people who eat fish on a regular basis.—Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Plataforma SINC, via AlphaGalileo.

     

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    Mercury Contamination Of Fish Warrants Worldwide Public Warning

    ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2007) — The health risks posed by mercury contaminated fish is sufficient to warrant issuing a worldwide general warning to the public, especially children and women of childbearing age, to be careful about how much and which fish they eat. –That is one of the key findings comprising “The Madison Declaration on Mercury Pollution” published today in a special issue of the international science journal Ambio. –Developed at the Eighth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant last August in Madison, Wis., the declaration is a synopsis of the latest scientific knowledge about the danger posed by mercury pollution. It presents 33 principal findings from five synthesis papers prepared by the world’s leading mercury scientists and published in the same issue of Ambio. The declaration and supporting papers summarize what is currently known about the sources and movement of mercury in the atmosphere, the socioeconomic and health effects of mercury pollution on human populations, and its effects on the world’s fisheries and wildlife.

    Five other major findings in the declaration were:

    • On average, three times more mercury is falling from the sky today than before the Industrial Revolution 200 years ago as a result of the increasing use of mercury and industrial emissions.
    • The uncontrolled use of mercury in small-scale gold mining is contaminating thousands of sites around the world, posing long-term health risks to an estimated 50 million inhabitants of mining regions. These activities alone contribute more than 10 percent of the mercury in Earth’s atmosphere attributable to human activities today.
    • Little is known about the behavior of mercury in marine ecosystems and methylmercury in marine fish, the ingestion of which is the primary way most people at all levels of society worldwide are exposed to this highly toxic form of mercury.
    • Methylmercury exposure now constitutes a public health problem in most regions of the world.
    • Methylmercury levels in fish-eating birds and mammals in some parts of the world are reaching toxic levels, which may lead to population declines in these species and possibly in fish populations as well.

    “The policy implications of these findings are clear,” said James Wiener, a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse who served as technical chair for last summer’s conference. “The declaration and detailed analyses presented in the five supporting papers clearly show that effective national and international policies are needed to combat this global problem.” Published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Ambio (http://www.ambio.kva.se) is widely recognized as an important international forum for debate on scientific, social, economic and cultural issues affecting the human environment. —-Wiener said the Madison Declaration summarizes a year-long effort by many of the world’s leading mercury scientists, assembled into four expert panels, to review and synthesize the major mercury science findings. Every member of all four scientific panels endorsed the declaration, he said. Wiener added that all 1,150 participants at the conference were invited to express their confidence in the experts’ findings, and the vast majority of those who did so agreed with the experts’ conclusions.

    Other major findings in the declaration include:

    • Increased mercury emissions from developing countries over the last 30 years have offset decreased emissions from developed nations.
    • There is now solid scientific evidence of methylmercury’s toxic health effects, particularly to the human fetus.
    • New evidence indicates that methylmercury exposure may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in adult men.
    • Increasing mercury concentrations are now being found in a number of fish-eating wildlife species in remote areas of the planet.
    • The actual socioeconomic costs of mercury pollution are probably much greater than estimated because existing economic analyses don’t consider mercury’s impacts on ecosystems and wildlife.
    • The concentration of methylmercury in fish in freshwater and coastal ecosystems can be expected to decline with reduced mercury inputs; however, the rate of decline is expected to vary among water bodies, depending on the characteristics of a particular ecosystem. Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Wisconsin-Madison, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.
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    Recipe for Radiation

     

    Cysteine Containing Foods

     

    Iodine Containing Foods

     

    Dramatic synergism between excess soybean intake and iodine deficiency

     

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    Cysteine Containing Foods

    Dairy Products:    Most Dairy Products contain Cysteine.                            

    Eggs               Yolks                        

    Meats:          Most Meats contain Cysteine.                                   

    Nuts:             Most Nuts contain Cysteine.                          

    Seeds:           Most Seeds contain Cysteine.                        

    Vegetables:            Garlic-Onions –Broccoli-Brussels Sprouts

     

    Iodine Containing Foods-

    Dairy Foods:Cheddar Cheese 50-Milk       

    Butter 35                

    Eggs: Chicken Eggs 53              

    Fruit:  Pineapple                         

    Fungi: Mushrooms                                

    Herbs:-Ginsengs – “True”-Black Walnut-Eyebright                           

    Mineral Foods: Table Salt 40-Sea Salt 4

    Table Salt – Iodized: 7,600                 

    Nuts: Peanuts                              

    Seafood: Haddock -120  Herring 24—Whiting 65-361-Cod 100

    Sea Vegetables:-Kelp 535–Bladderwrack           

    Vegetables: Onions—Spinach—Tomato–Carrot           

    Watercress –Tomato—Radish—Cabbage—Lettuce–Fennel           

    Garlic

     

    ðððThe dairy products and the other foods containing iodine will be contingent to the soil and how much is in it—to insure adequate amount in diet use sea weed and increase sea weed in gardens or just add iodine to it

     

    ðð Keep to the mustard family to once a week not everyday or this to will suppress the thyroid since they can be goitrgenic—broccoli-radish-cauliflower-brussels sprouts–

     

    The need for Iodine and Glutathione and Vitamin E and C and Selenium are crucial as well as baking soda so here are some things you may want to incorporate to assist your immune system and systemically strengthen the body during exposure

     

    A)Iceland Moss –Irish Moss and Hyssop –equal parts and make into a tea—thes can reduce radiation exposure and support respiratory system

    As well utilize  Vitamin A and Vitamin C and NAC or MSM or Methionine or Cysteine or Garlic ( fresh or fermented ) this will increase fortification and protection against chromosomal damage and genetic as well

     

    1. B)Garlic and Sea weed cream—take the tincture or extract of Garlic and add to the cream—powder down the sea weed til fine then add 1 tsp of the sea weed ( any will do )  add Vitamin A and Cq 10 1-3 capsules of each ( irregardless the strength of each ) blend or whip til all things are fused and your liquid thickens and is a cream–Use this on spreads on potatoes—in soups or broths

     

    1. C)Take lugols iodine solution and add 2 drops to beet juice ( preferably fresh made ) and add 2-3 grams of vitamin C and 4 drops of lugols blend and use 1 oz increments

     

    D ) Make an Aerosol By adding 4-8drops in a 2 oz container then adding Alcohol ( vodka-gin-grappa-tequila) make sure they are clear percuss the mixing at the least 30 times the apply the spray as needed

     

    1. E)Watercress-dandelion- parsley juice you make through a blenderblend 1 part dandelion 2 parts parsley 1 part watercress ( you can modify as you like by adding or taking away but remember that the watercress is what firther protects the system form radiation

     

    F )Make topical Cream or Lotion By adding 2 grams of MSM ( dissolved in water ) add this to sea weed extract—1 -4 drops of lugols iodine—essential oils of choice 16 drops—hot beeswax and fat mixture ¾ cup—1/8 cup of water-citric acid—nd xanthium gum—what you will do is fuse the beeswax with the oil ( make it as thick or loose as you like by adding more wax or less ) then when it is melting drop eight drops of any essential oil into this

    In the blender you will add water the iodine and the xanthium with the citric acid blend all of this and add the other 8 drops ( you can go up if you like this is just a ball park to get you an idea )  when this starts to coagulate then pour in the melted oil  and blend it til it all fuses—when it is as smooth as milk pour into a glass jar after stopping blender

     

    G ) Get Sea Salt or any Salt of your Choice—Coarse or powdered  1/8 of a cup and add 10 drops of lugols to it and pulverize it til the iodine is saturated in the salt—as well if you add MSM to this the you will get a sulfur that converts to cysteine and will further transport the iodine into the cells

    Sprinkle on foods—this to will mitigate potential radiation in the foods

     

    H ) When Cooking an egg add one drop to the egg yolk membrane and then lid the egg ( putting a lid on top) to steam the top this will imbed the iodine into the egg and allow for better up take

     

    DO NOT USE MICROWAVES AT ALL—and no Soy Products what so ever and eliminate all Flouride

     

     

     

    Dramatic synergism between excess soybean intake and iodine deficiency on the development of rat thyroid hyperplasia.

    Ikeda T, Nishikawa A, Imazawa T, Kimura S, Hirose M
    Division of Pathology, National Institute of Health Sciences,1-18-1 Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-8501, Japan.

    The effects of defatted soybean and/or iodine-deficient diet feeding were investigated in female F344 rats. Rats were divided into four groups, each consisting of 10 animals, and fed basal AIN-93G diet in which the protein was exchanged for 20% gluten (Group 1), iodine-deficient gluten (Group 2), 20% defatted soybean (Group 3) and iodine-deficient defatted soybean (Group 4). At week 10, relative thyroid gland weights (mg/100 g body wt) were significantly (P < 0.01) higher in Groups 2 (15.5 +/- 1.3) and 4 (81.7 +/- 8.6) than in Group 1 (8.4 +/- 2.0) and pituitary gland weights (mg/100 g body wt) were significantly (P < 0.01) higher in Groups 3 (9.1 +/- 0. 6) and 4 (9.7 +/- 1.5) than in Group 1 (6.5 +/- 1.5). Serum biochemical assays revealed thyroxine to be significantly (P < 0.05) lower in Groups 2 and 4 than in Group 1. On the other hand, serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) was significantly (P < 0.01) higher in Groups 3 and 4 than in Group 1. This was particularly striking for TSH (ng/ml) at week 10 in Group 4 (126 +/- 11) as compared with Groups 1 (4.36 +/- 0.30), 2 (4.84 +/- 0.80) and 3 (5. 78 +/- 0.80). Histologically, marked diffuse follicular hyperplasia of the thyroid was evident in Group 4 rats. Proliferating cell nuclear antigen labeling indices (%) were significantly higher (P < 0.05) in Groups 2 (4.8 +/- 2.5) and 4 (13.2 +/- 1.1) than in Group 1 (0.4 +/- 0.5). Ultrastructurally, severe disorganization and disarrangement of mitochondria were apparent in thyroid follicular cells of Group 4. In the anterior pituitary, dilated rough surfaced endoplasmic reticulum and increased secretory granules were remarkable in this groupOur results thus strongly suggest that dietary defatted soybean synergistically stimulates the growth of rat thyroid with iodine deficiency, partly through a pituitary-dependent pathway.

     

    Eliminate the Microwave Completely

    1). Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven  causes long term – permanent – brain damage by “shorting out” electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or   de-magnetizing the brain tissue].

    2). The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food..

    3). Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.


    4). 
    The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.

    5). Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.

    6). The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.

    7). Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America ..

    8). The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.

    9). Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.

    10). Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.

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    Study identifies novel phenolic compound in maple syrup

    How to Make Iodine Tincture

    How to Make Iodine Crystals From Seven Percent Liquid Iodine

    How to Make Iodine Crystals From Potassium Iodide Crystals

    Enzyme Activity Against Cancer and other Pathogenic Infections

     

     

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    Study identifies novel phenolic compound in maple syrup

    A novel phenolic compound, known as quebecol, has been identified from Canadian maple syrup by a group of researchers from the University of Rhode Island. —The study, published in the Journal of Functional Foods, identified the novel compound, which is thought to be a product of the manufacturing process, in addition to 23 naturally derived phenolics belonging to lignan, coumarin, stilbene, and phenolic acid sub-classes in maple syrup. –“Our finding of a non-natural phenolic compound in maple syrup is interesting considering that such molecules may contribute significantly towards the reported biological activities of maple syrup,” said the researchers, led by Navindra Seeram, assistant professor in the Bioactive Botanical Research Laboratory, at the University of Rhode Island, USA. “Given the worldwide popularity and consumption of this natural sweetener, chemical identification of maple syrup constituents is of great scientific interest,” they added.

    Naturally healthy?

    The authors explained that province of Quebec in Canada “leads the world’s production of maple syrup, a natural sweetener obtained by thermal evaporation of sap collected from maple (Acer) species.” As a natural plant extract, maple syrup has been found to contain many beneficial compounds such as polyphenols, said the authors. “Published studies have shown that maple syrup extracts have antioxidant, antimutagenic, and human cancer cell antiproliferative properties …To this end, our laboratory has embarked on a collaborative project to comprehensively identify the chemical constituents in maple syrup,” explained Seeram and his colleagues.

    Study details

    “As part of our laboratory’s detailed chemical investigation of Canadian maple syrup, a novel phenolic compound, 2,3,3-tri-(3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-propanol, assigned the common name of quebecol, was obtained,” explained the researchers. –They said that quebecol was isolated as a pale off white amorphous powder, from a butanol extract of the maple syrup. Upon further inspection, liquid chromatography mass spectral (LC-MS) analyses revealed that quebecol is not originally present in maple sap. “This observation, as well as the lack of a feasible biosynthetic pathway to explain its origin, suggests that quebecol is formed during the processing and/or extraction of maple syrup,” said Seeram and his co-workers. “Unfortunately, we did not obtain sufficient quantity of the pure isolated compound to conduct biological testing in the current study … Thus, further studies to evaluate the levels and presence of this compound in commercial maple products as well as other grades of maple syrup are warranted,” they added. Source: Journal of Functional Foods
    Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1016/j.jff.2011.02.004
    “Quebecol, a novel phenolic compound isolated from Canadian maple syrup”
    Authors: L. Li, N.P. Seeram

     

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    How to Make Iodine Tincture

    The safest way to make iodine from a tincture is with kelp. Kelp and other sea vegetables have the highest plant sources of iodine. The George Mateljan Foundation states that kelp has 276.7 percent of the recommended daily value of iodine in 20 grams, or 1/4 cup powdered kelp. Tincturing kelp turns it into an herbal iodine tincture.

    Making kelp tincture is relatively easy to do. Make sure the source of kelp is organic and from as unpolluted waters as possible. Traditionally, tincturing is begun on the new moon and harvested on the full moon.

    Instructions-things you’ll need:

    • Quart-sized or larger Mason jar with seal and rim
    • 8 oz. to 1 lb. organic kelp powder
    • 1 liter inexpensive 100 proof vodka
    • Adhesive labels
    • Marking pen
    • Calendar
    • Vitamix or blender
    • Spatula
    • Medium-sized glass or porcelain bowl
    • 100 percent cotton dish towel
    • 2 to 4 oz. amber glass bottles with eye droppers
    • Funnel
    1. Start the Tincture

    1 Have on hand a clean, quart-sized Mason jar with a tight-fitting lid. A Kerr or Ball canning jar with a seal and rim is best.

    2 Pour organic kelp powder from a reputable supplier into the jar. Fill the jar halfway with kelp.

    3 Pour inexpensive 100 proof vodka over the kelp powder. Vodka is the menstruum which will pull the essential oils out of the kelp and into the tincture. Pour vodka until there is a two-inch “float'” of vodka above the level of the kelp powder.

    4 Observe as the kelp expands. Close the jar, shake it, and allow the kelp to settle. Add more vodka until there is a two-inch “float” again.

    5 Repeat Step 4 over the course of an hour. Keep adding vodka until it looks like the kelp will no longer expand.

    6 Label the jar “Kelp Tincture” and mark the date you started it. Keep the tincture jar on a countertop or other visible place. Over the next three days, shake the jar every time you pass by it.

    1. Macerating the Herbs

    1 Pour the contents of the entire jar into a Vitamix or blender on the third day after the tincture was started. Use a spatula if needed.

    2 Give the kelp tincture a good whirl for a few minutes. Pour the kelp back into the jar. Use the spatula to get the kelp off the bottom of the blender.

    3 Add more vodka to get the two-inch float above the kelp mash. Screw on the lid. Shake well, and allow the kelp to tincture for a solid two weeks. Shake the jar once a day. Mark a calendar as a reminder.

    1. Harvesting the Tincture

    1 Gather together a clean, medium-sized glass or porcelain bowl and a clean, 100 percent cotton dish towel or nut milk bag. Try to avoid metal or plastic bowls, if at all possible. Lay the dish towel open in the bowl.

    2 Pour the contents of the jar onto the dish towel in the bowl. Grab the ends of the dish towel, and wring out the tincture into the bowl. Squeeze as hard as you can to get every drop of tincture possible.

    3 Discard the kelp in the compost pile.

    4 Use a funnel to pour the tincture into amber glass bottles with eye droppers. Close the bottles.

    5 Label the bottles “Kelp Tincture,” and mark the date it was bottled.

     

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    How to Make Iodine Crystals From Seven Percent Liquid Iodine

    By Samuel Sohlden, eHow Contributor Crystal iodine in rock form

    Buying iodine crystals in the United States is now regulated by the federal government, according to the National Drug Intelligence Center. This is part of an effort to curb the use of iodine crystals to manufacture methamphetamine. However, this has created a problem for those who participate in what is known as at-home chemistry, which is legal experimentation done by chemists. Iodine crystals have several legal uses, such as staining, disinfecting and organic synthesis. Because iodine is sold legally in liquid tinctures, iodine crystals can still be obtained through simple chemistry.

    Instructions-things you’ll need:

    F     Gloves

    F     Goggles

    F     Lab coat

    F     Paper towels

    F     Several bottles of iodine tincture

    F     1000 mL glass measure

    F     Glass flask

    F     Distilled water

    F     Glass stirring rod

    F     Hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid)

    F     hydrogen peroxide

    F     Plastic wrap

    F     Rubber band

    F     Coffee filter or standard laboratory filter paper

    F     Rice or silica gel

     

    1 Prepare your workspace for the experiment. Before doing anything else, put on your gloves, goggles and lab coat. Make sure there is adequate ventilation, as fumes tend to form. Cover up your workspace with an absorbent material such as paper towels and arrange all of your chemicals and glassware.

    2 Measure out 473 mL of liquid Iodine and pour it into your glass flask. Now slowly pour 2 cups of distilled water into the flask slowly, mixing with a glass stirring rod.

    3  Measure and pour 30mL of hydrochloric acid into the glass flask and wait 20 minutes.

    4  Measure 473 mL  hydrogen peroxide and pour it into the glass flask while stirring. After pouring, cover the flask with plastic wrap and seal with a rubber band. Leave it sealed for 12 hours.

    5 Filter the liquid mixture through your filter into a new glass container. Take the filter and wrap it in three coffee filters. Then wrap the coffee filters in paper towel and squeeze as much liquid as possible out of the filters. Now place the coffee filters in a container of rice or silica gel, as this will absorb the remaining moisture.

    6  Take the remaining liquid and add another 473 mL of hydrogen peroxide or bleach. Filter this mixture again to retrieve the remaining iodine crystals. Treat and store the iodine as in the previous step. You should now have 40 to 50 grams of dry iodine crystals that are ready to use.

    Tips & Warnings

    • Read the procedure all the way through before starting the experiment so that you do not make any mistakes.
    • Follow the procedure slowly and carefully to ensure all steps are followed.
    • Be sure to use common sense when handling hazardous chemicals and take all necessary precautions. If something does go wrong during the experiment you need to be prepared to address the problem immediately.
    • If you ingest any iodine, induce vomiting and call a physician or a poison control center. Amounts as low as 2 to 3 grams can kill an adult.
    • Make sure to have adequate ventilation during the entire experiment and be sure to have paper towels lining anywhere the iodine could end up, as Iodine is a stain

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    How to Make Iodine Crystals From Potassium Iodide Crystals

    By Allan Robinson, eHow Contributor

    Potassium iodide (KI) crystals are a white salt and the most commercially important compound of iodine. Potassium iodide is commonly used as a dietary source of iodine in animal feed and iodized salt. Potassium iodide can eventually oxidize to iodine and may also be used to isolate pure iodine crystals in the laboratory.

    Instructions-things you’ll need:

    • Potassium iodide
    • Chemical scale
    • Test tube
    • Distilled water
    • Hydrochloric acid
    • Hydrogen peroxide
    • Filter paper
    • Funnel
    • Vial
    1. Weigh 2g of potassium iodide on the scale and pour it into a test tube. Add             1.5 mL of distilled water to the test tube and dissolve the potassium iodide crystals by swirling the solution.

    2  Add 1.5 mL concentrated hydrochloric acid to the test tube and mix by swirling. Add 10 mL of a 3 percent solution of hydrogen peroxide. This will immediately cause the iodine to oxidize and precipitate out of the solution as a solid.

    3 Fold a piece of filter paper and place it in a funnel. Pour the solution through the funnel to collect the iodine crystals. Pour distilled water through the filter paper and allow it to drain. Repeat this procedure several times to thoroughly rinse the iodine crystals.

    4 Remove the filter paper from the funnel and spread it open on a watch glass. Allow the crystals to dry thoroughly, but don’t leave them exposed to air longer than necessary, as they will eventually sublimate into a gas.

    5 Transfer the dry crystals to storage bottle or vial and seal the container. This procedure should produce about 1g of pure iodine crystals

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    Enzyme Activity Against Cancer and other Pathogenic Infections

     

    THE ROBERT CATHEY RESEARCH SOURCE

     

    http://www.europa.com/~rsc

     

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    The story of Laetrile has few more dramatic successes than in the case of lung cancer. The case histories of the late Dr. John Richardson in

    treating cancer of lung and metastasized cancer to the lung were very

    good.  He utilized the metabolic protocol, including pancreatic enzymes,amygdalin, amino acids, high potency vitamins and minerals supplements, high dose retinoic acid (synthetic and emulsified or emulgated vitamin A to avoid the liver), high dose vitamin C, and of course vegetarian diet, high in raw and fresh vegetables and fruits and seeds. No meat, no tobacco, no coffee, no alcohol, not even chocolate…leaches minerals.

     

    Dr. Philip Binzel can still be consulted,  who uses basically the same

    protocols and whose results in a conservative estimate are 285% better

    than standard modalities in terms of life extension in his patients.  The

    name of his book, and phone number and that of other metabolic physicians

    is appended at the end of this post, along with a partial bibliography.

    This paper is otherwise not referrenced.

     

    We are preparing a description of an ideal rigorous protocol for

    publication on our web site that will be referrenced, but in the mean time

    these observations may be of help:

     

    One thing certainly stands out: in every case of cancer pancreatic enzymes

    are depressed. And as has also been proven true: whenever a deficiency in function in one area is found in an organ, other functions are often deficient as well.  So it is not surprising to find a higher cancer incidence correlation in diabetics than in the rest of the population. —Pancreatic enzymes are essential and central to the normal metabolically mediated control and destruction of the cancer cell.–Research has proven a correlation between chromium deficiency and the decreased effectiveness of insulin as well as the digestive enzymes of the pancreas.  The insulin function is an endocrine function, while the secretion of enzymes are referred to as exocrine functions.  That the functional products are both dependent on the mineral cofactor chromium further clears up yet another aspect of metabolic disorder that attends both diseases: diminished amino-acid metabolism.  Because it has been found that insulin assists in the delivery of amino acids to tissues and into cellular systems. This further explains the decline in the exocrine

    function, since the exocrine pancreas can only synthesize the digestive

    enzymes when adequate amino acids are delivered. And chromium potentiates

    this function of insulin.  Thus the pancreatic deficiency becomes a

    vicious circle with very broad consequences. —Various reports are circulating that supplemental insulin dependency can be dramatically reduced by satisfying the body’s demand for chromium. In experimental settings, when chromium is dialyzed out of the blood, it has been found that trypsin is only 5% as effective.  When the chromium is returned, the enzymes regain their degrading power.  These findings were proven in the 1950s in European labs.  It was therefore concluded that chromium is a functional cofactor of trypsin, one of the primary proteases or proteolytic enzyme which is essential for the digestion of proteins..including those in the cancer cell.–Trypsin is merely one member of a group of proteolytic enzymes secreted by the pancreas, and they all play a role in the degradation and destruction of cancer, along with the glycogen-digesting enzyme amylase.  So important is the pre-action of these enzymes towards the resolution of cancer and other disease systems, that the exocrine pancreas can justifiably be termed as the front line in the immune process.  Because not even the phagocytes–or macrophages–can approach the cancer cell until these  work, due to an immune-cell repulsive coating around the cancer cell.  The best absorbed form of chromium is hexavalent chromate, which is metabolized into tri-valent chromium or Glucose Tolerance Factor. Rich sources of biologically active chromium are brewers yeast and black pepper, as well as other readily available foods.  A super chromium

    brewer’s yeast is now manufactured for this biologically active metal.

    When an enzyme degrades or breaks down a substance, the substrate, it’s

    called lysis.  In the early 1900s, Dr.s Mendell and Blood found that

    hydrogen cyanide in the presence of proteolytic enzymes extended and accelerated the activity of proteolysis as much as 300% and more.  At that time it was not known that hydrogen cyanide could be delivered in a

    metabolically non-toxic fashion from common food sources.  In the 1950s,

    Ernst T. Krebs, Jr. positively correlated the intake of nitrilosides

    (hydrogen cyanide bearing compounds found in many foods, mostly seeds)

    with lower cancer incidence amongst aboriginal populations. Later, Dr.

    Harold Manner and even the Memorial Sloan-Kettering proved the

    anti-neoplastic action of nitrilosides in rats and mice.  Although the MSK later recanted, the findings of Mendel and Blood alone suffice to show a

    functional role for nitrilosides as a cofactor in the proper function of

    pancreatic enzymes, just as chromium is.  But later Dr. Manner and other

    clinicians proved the effectiveness of amygdalin in human cancer. There

    are several papers in the RCRS Cancer index which delineate some of these

    historical and clinical facts which go to prove that along with chromium

    and other essential cofactors, nitrilosides are functional cofactors as

    well.  For this reason the Krebses’ and their associates proposed these

    natural accessory food factors as a member of the B vitamins or B-17,

    along with B-12, which also carries a nitrile or cyanide as it’s central

    molecule.-Thus research has shown that the numerous problems associated with cancer as well as the cancer itself, are symptoms of specific as well as

    broad-scaled nutritional deficiencies, which formerly have often been

    grouped as merely “paraneoplastic syndromes”, rather than etiologically or

    cause-related factors. Without an unifying principle to illuminate the

    nature of the deficiencies, the universe of diverse facts surrounding

    cancer might easily be trivialized or be inscrutable. Interestingly, many so-called paraneoplastic syndromes relate directly to pancreatic function.  Consider the role of magnesium and it’s deficiency, which researchers around the world recognize as having catastrophic consequences in heart disease:  trypsin is secreted by the pancreas in inactive form.  An enzyme called enterokinase (or enteropeptidase) is required to activate trypsin (trypsinogen) and other enzymes secreted as inactive from the pancreas and referred to as “zymogens“.  It is now

    believed that the fall-off in the function of this intestinal activating

    enzyme is directly related to magnesium levels, as well as aging.  But

    magnesium by itself will activate trypsin, and therefore is an important adjunct not only in the elderly who are the most frequent victims of cancer, but as an important cofactor in clinical intervention in cancerMagnesium is thought to be essential in the activity of at least 70 different life-sustaining enzymes in our bodies, and probably more. — The arrested development of certain white blood cells may be due to a

    deficiency of trypsin, which I am told has been shown experimentally to

    promote maturation of developmentally-arrested leukocytes.  That the

    immune system functions only after the peri-cellular coating is digested away from the cancer membrane is well established; if this leukocyte development function can be fully confirmed, the pancreas must then be termed an immune organ along with bone marrow and the thymus.—Thus the complete metabolic protocol for cancer must always include the pancreatic enzymes, especially amylase, whose role is to shear away the surgery side chains attached to the proteins, and which give the cancer cell it’s strong negative charge that repulses the white blood cells; trypsin, which degrades the proteins along with carboxypeptidase and chymotrypsin; and later ribonuclease which degrades the cancer genome, and lipase and probably all the other enzymes secreted by the pancreas, and

    which enter the entero-pancreatic circulation. (In multiple-myeloma,

    amylase may not be required, as titers are usually high, while trypsin is

    inhibited, thus proving both enzymes are required for successful

    resolution). –There is strong empirical evidence that there is an absorption not only of the intrinsic pancreatic enzymes back into the blood and lymph, but also enzymes derived from our foods or supplements, as much as 40% according to Dr.s Lopez, Williams, and Mielhke. –The principal concept is that cancer cells actually elicit pancreatic proteases and amylase by their presence, just as food in the stomach stimulates pancreatic secretion by means not fully understood.  A deficiency in either amylase or the proteases would be disastrous if continued unsatisfied.  The delivery of the essential amino acids, chromium and magnesium (as well as zinc) insure that the pancreas will synthesize these enzymes in sufficient quantity to satisfy both intestinal digestion, and the immuno-enzyme function against the cancer cell or parasites. Supplemental enzymes at least insure that proteins delivered to the stomach and intestines will go towards further synthesis. Supplemental amino-acids are also utilized in the best metabolic clinics.  But as I said, research indicates there is reabsorption of endogenous, and absorption of exogenous enzymes, if not other macromolecules, which will bolster the intrinsic enzymes by way of the entero-pancreatic circulation. In many cases the only possibility of hope is direct injection of amylase and trypsin into the blood stream or lymph channels, as well as directly

    into the solid tumor or lesion.  The programs variously used follow

    closely the subjective responses, as well as presenting symptoms.  In most

    cases daily injections have been well tolerated historically, but some

    clinics that utilize parenterally administered enzymes allow a day of

    clearance between injections. In lung cancer, the injection of the nitriloside amygdalin is especially potent as it goes directly to the right heart, thence to the lungs and avoids the liver altogether, where the hydrolized molecule may be metabolized into less active form.  Even after metabolization, however, the thiocyanate metabolite will accelerate proteolysis.

     

    Fundamentals

     

    What is the unifying principle then? Cancer cells are normal cells to the

    life cycle, and their principal role is in pregnancy as the origin of the

    placenta, amnion and chorion both, wherein they are known as trophoblasts.

    Thus they are equipped with several defensive maneuvers to survive in the

    autonomous role they play in the fetal nutrition.  They are a potentiality

    of the totipotent or “individual” cell, the germ cell, originally

    activated by sex steroids.  And after they develop, they also secrete

    hormones and steroids for their further development and preservation.  The

    mother reacts to this canalized cancer system, or the trophoblasts by

    secreting digestive enzymes. The trophoblast must defend itself against these enzymes, and so it secretes inhibitors which deactivate these enzymes.  A similar mechanism is used by pin and round worms like Ascaris, and other parasites.  The chorionic trophoblasts succeed at this inhibition for about 8 weeks, when

    there is a sudden fall off in the activity of the invasive and

    metastasizing trophoblast (cytotrophoblast).  Why?  At the 8th week, the

    fetal pancreas begins to function, and so it contributes proteolytic

    enzymes to the degradation of the diffusing hormones or proteins of the

    cancer-trophoblast system. Still, it takes a further 28 weeks of

    continual, daily enzyme action to fully control and destroy the

    trophoblasts. Actually the cancer (trophoblast) cell first becomes transformed by these enzymes into a non-dividing, steroid producing phase, which corresponds to so-called benign, non-proliferating, or non-dividing cancer, or syncytial processes. They still expand slightly by actually fusing with the

    contiguous somatic elements or normal cells of the mother’s uterus, which results in multi-nucleated, highly vascularized cellular processes.  If the pancreatic enzymes don’t actually over-balance the output of the enzyme-inhibitors of the trophoblasts, the former cyto-trophoblast can

    re-arise, with powers of division and metastasis and then you have a

    fulminating chorionepithelioma, the deadliest cancer there is.– Thus the complete degradation of the trophoblasts of pregnancy represents a complete “regression” in cancer.  Every living human being represents a conquering of cancer. And after birth not one such trophoblast is left

    alive in the infant’s body.  Trophoblast is the origin of the entire

    placenta, but does not become incorporated into the living form.

    But various competent cells do exist within us, male and female, that can

    evolve into trophoblast and not just germ cells. It invariably begins with

    estrogen or an estrogen-like carcinogen. The hybridization of trophoblast

    with the tissues of the primary site is what gives the wide variety of

    types of cancer. But trophoblast is the constant malignant component, as

    is proven by the several proteins expressed by cancer which are shared

    only with trophoblast.

     

    Inhibitors

     

    The commonest enzyme inhibitors might be running out of your tap: heavy metals like copper, mercury and silver.  They are certainly ubiquitous in the industrialized environment.  But even sweet potatoes and soy beans, not properly cooked, can inhibit trypsin.  We aren’t certain, but we believe canola or rape-seed oil, one of the most processed oils on the market, may inhibit trypsin and possibly lipase, tests are under way. Margerine can foul up the works, so butter is preferred. Organic foods are of course best. The organophosphates commonly used in pesticides are amongst the most powerful of the inhibitors, broadly referred to as serpins.—For heavy metals, N-acetylcysteine, EDTA, and other chelators are important clinical innovations for getting them out of the systemIf chelation is resorted to, there must be followed a rigorous repletion program for calcium, chromium, magnesium and zinc especially, as these are essential for enzyme attachment and optimal conformation in degrading the cancer-membrane-substrates.  Orotates are the preferred organic-metals, but for chromium, yeast-GTF, or tri-valent chromium-nicotinate. As mentioned, intestinal parasites like ascaris secrete trypsin inhibitors, and so pains should be taken to follow some anti-parasitical protocols.  Laetrile or amygdalin is believed to be a good parasiticide, vermifuge or anthelminticFicin was shown to dissolve ascaris even when trypsin failed to do so (ficin is derived from fig sap, is used diluted, and is found to some extent in yellow figs).  Papain and bromelain together with fig-factor and nitrilosides are bound to purge many parasites. Vitamin A has been noted to be essential for normal differentiation of epithelium, which by far is the most frequent tissue target for cancer evolution.  Vitamin A deficiency leads to squamous cellular processes, and metaplasia, which is frequently observed to be a precursor in cancer evolution. Beyond that, it has been noted that amongst the side-effects of

    retinoids (primarily synthetic retinoids, due to the toxicity of natural

    analogs) is a weakening of the lysomal membranes in the cancer cells,

    which can lead to autolysis or slow the cancer cell down at least, since

    the movement of these internal enzymes to the outside of the cancer cell for destruction of tissues might be more difficult if the membrane is fragile.  Clinical experience shows that as high as 500,000 units of emulsified vitamin A is well tolerated if gradually introduced.

     

    The experience with immuno-enzyme therapy and vitamin A is probably the

    most well documented in European clinics.  Megadoses of vitamin A were

    observed to stimulate the immune response, cellular antibody formation

    especially. Some of the side effects of this in conjunction with enzymes

    are inflammatory reactions of latent infections, but they normally subside

    in 2 or 3 days. That’s it.  As short as can be said without leaving out essential facts. Here is a list of metabolic physicians some of whom satisfy every point of

    this outline.  Remember, if a trained physician is a fool to treat

    himself….what to say of the untrained?  Get expert help. Expert and

    experienced metabolic physicians. Don’t make any mistake.

      

     

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    Show of the Week  April 8 2011

     

    The Patriots of Canada demand that the above bill is struck down by parliament

     

    GM crops may be linked to a dangerous new pathogen

    The Food Rights Firestorm Spreads

     

    Making a Vitamin

     

    Monsanto Being Sued By Organic Farmers

     

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    The Patriots of Canada demand that the above bill is struck down by parliament.

    We have the right to eat what ever food we wish. So a herb is called a remedy and now you wish to take pharmaceutical dick up your GI and make this herb illegal? This is not the will of the people.–Let look at what the pharmaceutical industry has done for us, shall we. (partial list only; ‘now I am praying for the end of time!’)

    1. Made and distributed HIV by vaccination like but not limited to: Hepatitis B, polio and small pox
    2. Made DNA chain scission chemicals like but not limited to AZT. These chemicals are called so called pharmaceutical cures to the disease AIDS, primary infection thereof is always by vaccination; but these chain scission chemicals kill the patient. See the Concord Study.
    3. Make and distribute by vaccination female pregnancy hormones, shrinking our son’s testicles. World wide sperm count is less than half what it was for my generation.
    4. Make and produce toxins put into our vaccinations, thereby causing a huge increase in cancer rates and deaths. Cancer cells are immortal and the inbred monkeys are trying to unlock the keys to eternal life by using Canadians as guinea pigs.
    5. Monsanto owned by the Vatican, makes genetically modifies seed that has genes producing pesticides. These genes jump over into our gut DNA when ingested and mutate our DNA, which then starts producing pesticides. This is the disease that causes the symptoms called cancer: toxic injury, the oxygen respiration to our cells drops and then the communication between our cells is screwed up; allowing the T-bacilli to get out of control (our immune system no longer controls the T-bacilli). T-bacilli is the progenitor for all cancers in all humans and mammals.
    When T-bacilli is out of control it screws up the pancreas production of enzymes like protease, then our bodies stop being able to metabolize proteins. Note they give AIDS victims protease inhibitors and this causes cancer. The HIV genetically engineered microbe is 50% bovine leukemia RNA and 50% sheep visna RNA and it only attacks the protease sites on T-cells. 50% of Jews and 40% of Anglo Saxons do not have protease sites on their T-cells and therefore this man made microbe is ethnically selective.
    5b. Monsanto received a patent in 2009 for aluminum resistant seed and now we find the military and commercial airlines (sold their soul for cheap fuel) spraying aluminum, barium, mould and bacilli in the sky, raining poisons down on our heads and our land. See chem trails on U-tube.
    6. The pharmaceutical industry made the SARS microbe which only kills Asians and part Asians. The 50 victims in Toronto where all Asian or part Asian.
    7. Mesothelioma blamed on the asbestos industry is really the fault if the pharmaceutical industry. this lung cancer cause is a co-factor (AIDS is caused by a co-factor as well) as the Simeon 40 virus used as a carrier of our vaccinations is the co factor along with asbestos. If one never took a vaccination, one could eat asbestos and never get Mesothelioma.

    CWhat has the herbal remedy industry done for us? Cured disease, including cancers (cured the disease that causes the symptoms called cancer). Ayurveda (Indian herbal medicine) and TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) have 5000 years of scientific positivism (scientific inductive knowledge: the unbiased interpretation of empirical evidence) proving the efficacy of these remedies. The pharmaceutical industry cannot compete, so they twist and corrupt the political process using phenomenological knowledge (urban myths here not cognitive reasoning) to get bills like Bill C-51 pasted. This is treason, as it is eugenics against Canadians.

     

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    GM crops may be linked to a dangerous new pathogen

    In February, FARFA published a letter from Dr. Don Huber, one of the nation’s senior scientists, in which Dr. Huber warned the USDA about a newly discovered organism that has the potential to cause infertility and spontaneous abortion in farm animals, raising significant concerns about human health.  Dr. Don Huber believes the prevalence of the unnamed organism may be related to the nation’s over reliance on the weed killer known as Roundup and/or to something about the genetically modified  (GM) Roundup Ready crops.

    Dr. Huber recently wrote a letter to several European officials with more details about the issues, accompanying a copy of his original letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack.  Below is the text of the cover letter.

    You can find the full letter, along with the references cited and pictures of the crop disease spread, at:
    http://farmandranchfreedom.org/Huber-European-letter

    March 25, 2011

    Commissioner John Dalli
    Commissioner fo Health and Consumer Policy
    European Commission
    B – 1049 Brussels
    Belgium

    Dear Commissioner Dalli:
    This cover letter is provided to explain the reasoning and concerns that were conveyed in a letter which I sent to Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack on January 17, 2011 (Attachment 1).  The letter was not intended for public distribution; however, the letter was ‘leaked’ and subsequently posted on the internet from which it soon became public knowledge world-wide.  Once it was widely distributed, I gave permission for subsequent postings in order to keep it consistent.  My busy meeting and travel schedule has delayed getting further information on this matter out publicly to the many individuals who have requested it. The scientific data on this newly recognized organism is being prepared for formal publication.

    I wrote the letter to Secretary Vilsack for a very simple reason: we are experiencing a large number of problems in production agriculture in the U.S. that appear to be intensified and sometimes directly related to genetically engineered (GMO) crops, and/or the products they were engineered to tolerate – especially those related to glyphosate (the active chemical in Roundup® herbicide and generic versions of this herbicide).  We have witnessed a deterioration in the plant health of corn, soybean, wheat and other crops recently with unexplained epidemics of sudden death syndrome of soybean (SDS), Goss’ wilt of corn, and take-all of small grain crops the last two years.  At the same time, there has been an increasing frequency of previously unexplained animal (cattle, pig, horse, poultry) infertility and spontaneous abortionsThese situations are threatening the economic viability of both crop and animal producers.—Incidence of high infertility and spontaneous abortions in the various animal species is becoming more common.  Often, all previously known causes of these conditions can be ruled out as factors for these particular farm operations (Attachment 2). Detailed examination for the newly recognized organism has shown its presence in all of the cases examined to date.  Koch’s postulates have been completed for animals to verify the cause/effect relationship with this newly culturable organism. A search for the source of animal infections revealed a high population of this newly discovered electron microscopic sized organism in soybean meal and corn products.  The organism appears compatible, and probably synergistic, with other microorganisms such as Fusarium solani fsp. glycines, the cause of SDS of soybeans and also with gram positive bacteria.  The organism also is in a very high population in Goss’ wilt infected corn caused by the gram positive bacterium Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis.

    Although most corn hybrids have been genetically resistant to Goss’ wilt, preliminary research in 2010 demonstrated that the application of glyphosate herbicide, or the surfactant from glyphosate formulations, nullified this resistance and rendered them fully susceptible to this pathogen (Fig. 1).  This disease was commonly observed in many Midwestern U.S. fields planted to RR corn in 2009 and 2010, while adjacent non-GMO corn had very light to no infections in spite of the high inoculum present in no-till crop residues (Figure 2). The increased Goss’ wilt in 2010 was a major contributor to the estimated almost one billion bushels of corn ‘lost’ last year (based on USDA August estimated yields and actually harvested crop reported by USDA in January) in spite of generally good harvest conditions.–Increased severity of plant diseases after glyphosate is applied (Fig. 3) is well documented and, although rarely cited, the increased disease susceptibility is the herbicidal mode of action of glyphosate (Johal andRahe,1988, 1990; Johal and Huber, 2009; Schafer et al, 2009, 2010).  The loss of  disease resistance in Roundup Ready® sugar beets when glyphosate was applied prompted researchers at the USDA sugar beet laboratory to include a precautionary statement in their paper, e.g.  “Precautions need to be taken when certain soil-borne diseases are present if weed management for sugar beet is to include post-emergence glyphosate treatments” (Larson et al, 2006).—The loss of genetic resistance in Roundup Ready® corn hybrids to Goss’ wilt (Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis) (Fig. 1), synergistic relationship of the newly recognized electron microscopic organism causing infertility and abortions in animals with gram+ bacteria, and high populations of the new EM organism in RR corn leaves and silage creates a concern for the deregulation of Roundup Ready® alfalfa which is productive in many areas only because of its genetic resistance to bacterial wilt caused by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. insidiosum.  This disease could make alfalfa unprofitable for production and, if the EM organism is associated with it in alfalfa as it is in corn, also unsafe for animal feed and their products such as milk for human consumption.  The loss of alfalfa, the United State’s most valuable forage crop and fourth most economically important crop, could strike a mortal blow to struggling dairy and beef operations.—Extensive research has shown that this potent tool for weed management, glyphosate, is also a strong immobilizer (chelator) of essential plant nutrients to impair nutrient uptake, translocation, and physiological efficiency at only a fraction of the labeled herbicidal rate (Ekers, Ozturk, Cakmak, Zobiole, Jolly et al., 2004).  Glyphosate is a powerful biocide to harm beneficial soil organisms important for nutrient recycling, N-fixation, nutrient availability, and natural disease control (Kremer & Means, 2009; Zobiole et al, 2009, 2010) with a resultant increase in diseases of corn (Fig. 2), soybeans (Fig. 3), wheat and other crops. The close relationship between mineral nutrition and disease severity is well documented (Datnoff et al, 2007). These activities can have deleterious effects on plant nutrition, disease susceptibility, and nutritional quality of the crop produced. Deleterious effects of GM crops also are vividly demonstrated in reports from livestock producers in the U.S.  Although some of these reports are anecdotal because of limited analytical techniques to verify the cause, some producers have been able to resume economical operations by changing feed sources to non-GMO crops.  Replicated independent research is needed in this area, especially in light of the serious toxicological concerns raised recently that show potential human and animal toxicity from very low levels of residual glyphosate in food/feed that are many times lower than permitted in U.S. food and feed products (Seralini et al., 2011).  The recent Indian Supreme Court’s independent analysis and Ruling that GMO egg plant posed a significant health risk to humans needs further evaluation in the U.S. (AgroNews, 2011).—I feel I would be totally irresponsible to ignore my own research and the vast amount of published research now available that support the concerns we are seeing in production agriculture, without bringing it to the attention of the Secretary of Agriculture with a request for him to initiate the much needed independent research. Many producers can’t wait an additional 3-10 years for someone to find the funds and neutral environment to conduct such critical research (Attachment 2. Entomologist’s letter to EPA).

    Based on the scientific evidence currently accumulating, I do not believe it is in the best interests of the agricultural producer or consuming public for regulatory agencies to approve more GMO crops, particularly Roundup Ready® alfalfa and sugar beets, until independent research can establish their productivity when predisposed to potentially severe diseases, the irrelevance of the new EM organism, and their nutritional equivalency.  In my letter, I asked the Secretary to allocate the necessary resources to do this, and requested that he exercise the utmost caution in deregulating these crops until such findings resolve the concerns expressed in the letter, if they do.

    Don M. Huber
    Professor Emeritus, Purdue University

    TAKE ACTION

    Depsite the many arguments against the release of GM crops, the USDA approved Monsanto’s genetically modified alfalfa and sugar beets.  Unless President Obama stops it, GM alfalfa and sugar beets will be widely planted this spring and begin contaminating our soils and crops.

    Contact  President Obama:
    Phone: (202) 456-1111
    Fax: (202) 456-2461
    Online: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

    MESSAGE: “The USDA’s decision to approve Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa and sugar beets is wrong. I am calling to urge President Obama to reject approval of genetically modified crops.  I care about the integrity of the food I eat.  Please take immediate action to stop this approval.”

     

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    The Food Rights

     

     Is Big Dairy Helping Regulators Use MA As Test to Bust Raw Milk Buying Clubs?

    Just to re-cap, the agency’s position, as articulated in its response to the suit filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (described in my previous post), is three-fold:

    There’s no absolute right to any raw unprocessed food, unless the FDA says it’s okay;

    There’s no right to good health, except as approved by the FDA.

    There’s no right for citizens to contract privately for their food.

    More Americans appear to be getting the message. The outcry in California against SB 201 in 2008 was a first sign. Then, of course, the people’s will was thwarted by Gov. Schwarzenegger’s veto. Over the past six months, we’ve had the popular push in Wisconsin, a state where the regulators have gone bonkers to eliminate raw milk, to pressure legislators to approve making it available from the farm; the proposed law now sits on the desk of a governor who has indicated he hears the consumer outrage (but is certainly subject to the not-so-gentle whispers from Big Dairy and the FDA).—And now, just within the last few weeks, we see a firestorm building in Massachusetts over a seemingly small but arbitrary decision by a regulator to restrict consumer access to milk. Unlike Wisconsin, which never officially sanctioned raw milk sales, Massachusetts has long allowed sales from dairy farms, and delivery to consumers by any of a half dozen or more buying clubs.—Everything was working fine in Massachusetts—more dairy farmers producing ever more raw milk and in the process creating a revival for the state’s moribund dairy industry. No hint of illnesses in over a decade.—The Massachusetts Department of Agriculture seemed to be doing its job of supporting state agriculture by encouraging raw-milk-producing dairy farmers rather than fighting them, like the regulators in neighboring New York state. Late last year, MDAR publicly supported dairy farmer Doug Stephans in his fight with state and local public health authorities and helped him gain approval to sell raw milk from his Framingham, MA, dairy.—But then something happened early this year to change MDAR’s approach. The agency sent cease-and-desist letters to four buying clubs that had been quietly and efficiently delivering raw milk to consumers who didn’t want to burn the gasoline or were unable because they don’t have cars or even are disabled, to travel the hour or two hours to dairy farms in central Massachusetts and pick up their milk. (The buying clubs essentially enter into contracts with individual consumers to pick up and deliver their milk.) The letters weren’t well received by the owners of the buying clubs, and they began mobilizing support from their customers and legislators to challenge MDAR. They argued that Massachusetts laws and regulations don’t specifically prohibit the buying clubs, making the cease-and-desist letters so much paper.—MDAR seems to have agreed, because two weeks ago it proposed a new regulation to prohibit the buying clubs. The regulation would make Massachusetts the first state in the country to explicitly ban raw milk buying clubs.–In advance of a hearing May 10 on the proposed regulation, a Massachusetts legislator friendly with the MDAR commissioner, Scott Soares, set up a meeting last Monday for the regulator to discuss with a few consumers his reasons for going after the buying clubs.—Surprise–15 consumers and farmers showed up for the meeting, and started peppering the startled Soares with questions about why he was taking an action that will inevitably reduce consumers’ access to raw milk, and quite possibly put at least a few of the more than twenty dairy farms selling raw milk out of business.—These 15 consumers weren’t just a few people off the street. They included some prominent local citizens who know how the system works—a local lawyer, a public health professional, the head of a nonprofit organization, and a high-ranking federal regulator. The latter, Hugh Kaufman, was Chief Investigator with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Ombudsman Office, among other high-level positions over a forty-year period.  Kaufman put Soares on the spot during the Monday meeting when Soares said at one point that there was as much passion from anti-raw-milk people as from pro-raw-milk people. Who were these anti-raw-milk people, Kaufman inquired.–“He said that large dairy producers had communicated to him,” recalls Kaufman. “I asked him who they were. He said he couldn’t tell me.”—But Kaufman says Soares talked about concerns the dairy representatives have “that if something goes wrong with raw milk, it will hurt all the dairies.” (This is a familiar refrain by the conventional dairy industry that has no basis, since public health and health regulators are quick in any suspected illness from raw milk to alert consumers, in shrill terms, to the distinction between raw and pasteurized milk.)—That led Kaufman to inquire whether Soares had written any of this down. Soares said he hadn’t.—Kaufman maintains that when government officials have conversations with industry representatives while new regulations are being considered, the officials are supposed to open a docket—make a written record of what happened and when.—I should say at this point that four other people who were at the meeting with Soares have confirmed Kaufman’s account of what occurred. Moreover, I tried via phone and email to obtain comment from Soares. His publicity official emailed me Thursday asking what I wanted to inquire about. I wrote her back that I wanted his version about what was said at the Monday meeting about his contacts with dairy officials. I didn’t receive a response.—Kaufman thinks he understands the problem: “Soares couldn’t handle 15 knowledgeable people. In the process, he opened up a pandora’s box. Now his legal problem is that he is hiding from the public the names of the large business entities, that he is meeting with, who are pushing him to restrain trade. As well as hiding from the general public, the fact that he’s being pushed by these business entities in the first place. Not making a public record of these ex-parte discussions with the big dairies lobbying him to harm their competitors, during an Official Government Rulemaking, is NOT legit.”

    I’ll add to Kaufman’s impressions. We know that the FDA and Midwest agriculture officials have targeted raw milk buying clubs—the case of Wisconsin buying club owner Max Kane and the pressure to force him to testify about where he obtains his milk and who his customers are is a direct result of the official crackdown.—What MDAR’s Soares seems to be saying is that the dairy industry is part and parcel of the campaign to hamper raw milk distribution by cracking down on buying clubs.—And now we have the official FDA policy to not only limit access to natural foods it deems dangerous, but to oppose private contracts (such as via buying clubs).—At least it’s all out in the open. Now it’s up to consumers to let the regulators and politicians know how they feel about this joint government-industry enforcement campaign to deprive citizens of health-giving foods of their choice. The next big opportunity comes May 10, at 10 am at 100 Cambridge St, Conference Room A, 2nd Floor in Boston, Mass. Come one, come all. It’s all within shouting distance of where the real Boston Tea Party took place.

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    Making a Vitamin—Buy a bulk supply of ingredients or powder a herb or dry fruit and pulverize the fruit —weigh out the volume and then add to capsules—let’s say you want a diabetic formula—the you would either powder down some karalla or bitter melon– sift it-  and weigh out a portion –then fill the capsules—

    This is a guide to the size of capsules and by seeing this you can see how much they will hold—a  00 will hold almost a gram and there is usually an allowance for filler —but in this case what you will make will be 100% pure and without filler—so take your powder and fill the capsule of choice and utilize the remedy—remember that since this is 100% purity there will be less dosing required—Always do your research when making your own—as to not over dose yourself—if you find by making your own—and it is to much then reduce the volume in the capsule—so now let’s say you want to combo up some things—then do the same thing measure off the volume of each component, whether 2 or more, then mix well in a blender ( this is how it is done commercially as well )  then do the math with this—take let’s say 50 grams of cinnamon powder and 50 grams of bitter melon powder and you are putting it in a 00 capsule you will have an approximate 350 mgs of each in the capsule ( rounding the numbers here ) –you take the volume and multiply the number by the amount you are using this should give approximate 350 mgs of each and you can continue to do this  as you add the volume and divined the amount down

     

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    Monsanto Being Sued By Organic Farmers

    Genetically modified seed giant Monsanto is notorious for suing farmers [PDF] in defense of its patent claims. But now, a group of dozens of organic farmers and food activists have, with the help of the not-for-profit law center The Public Patent Foundation, sued Monsanto in a case that could forever alter the way genetically modified crops are grown in this country. But before you can understand why, it’s worth reviewing an important, but underreported aspect of the fight over GMOs.

    One of the many downsides to genetically engineered food is the fact that modified genes are patented by the companies that isolate them. This is not typically part of the story that gets much attention when you read about all those great (but nonexistent) magic seeds that will grow faster, better, cheaper, etc. and seem to forever remain “just around the corner.”

    As any music or movie lover knows from experience, patent and copyright law in this country is a mess. You only need to look at the music industry’s successful campaign to sue random consumers over file-sharing to know that. Fun fact: no fiction copyright granted after 1929 — whether a movie, television show, or book — will ever be allowed to expire because that was the year of Mickey Mouse’s “birth” and Disney has convinced Congress that Mickey should never fall into the public domain. That’s one screwed up way to go about protecting the interests of authors. And forget about the folks over at the U.S. Patent Office — it’s clear that they have no idea what they’re doing anymore.

    In my recent Common Ground cover story on GMOs, I referred to the fact that the federal government “insists the food revolution will be genetically modified.” Well, what biotech companies want more than anything is for the food revolution to be patented. Why is that? Because, unlike pharmaceuticals, patented genes will never go “generic” after some number of years. Monsanto and its biotech buddies can keep milking that transgenetic cow for decade after decade.

    GMO crops have another interesting quality — you can “use” a patented gene without even knowing it. When you download and share music and movies on peer-to-peer networks or plagiarize blog posts or books, let’s face it — you know what you’re doing. But if you’re a farmer, GMO seeds can literally blow in to your fields on the breeze or just the pollen from GMO crops can blow in (or buzz in via bees) and contaminate your organic or “conventional” fields. And if that happens, Monsanto or Syngenta or Bayer CropLife maintain the right to sue you as if you had illegally bought their seed and knowingly planted it.—In an appropriately Orwellian twist, the companies even call such accidental contamination by their products “patent infringement.” And, in the face of a government more than willing to allow companies to “defend” their “intellectual property” in this way, organic farmers and others have now stepped up and said, in short, “Hell no!”:

    The case, Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto, was filed in federal district court in Manhattan and assigned to Judge Naomi Buchwald.  Plaintiffs in the suit represent a broad array of family farmers, small businesses and organizations from within the organic agriculture community who are increasingly threatened by genetically modified seed contamination despite using their best efforts to avoid it.  The plaintiff organizations have over 270,000 members, including thousands of certified organic family farmers.

    “This case asks whether Monsanto has the right to sue organic farmers for patent infringement if Monsanto’s transgenic seed should land on their property,” said Dan Ravicher, PUBPAT’s Executive Director and Lecturer of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. “It seems quite perverse that an organic farmer contaminated by transgenic seed could be accused of patent infringement, but Monsanto has made such accusations before and is notorious for having sued hundreds of farmers for patent infringement, so we had to act to protect the interests of our clients.”

    If the suit is successful, not only will it limit Monsanto’s ability to sue farmers, the company will have far greater responsibility for how and where its biotech seeds are plantedThe regulatory free ride will be over. While that won’t eliminate GMO crops, it will at least give organic farmers a hope of avoiding contamination.—What I find intriguing about this suit is that it comes on the heels of a set of rulings against biotech companies and in favor of organic farmers. As I have speculated before, courts have decided that the interests of organic and other non-GMO farmers are now significant enough to require protection. While the USDA and the White House seem happy to do Monsanto’s bidding (as they did in recent decisions to allow Roundup Ready beets and alfalfa), the federal courts — and even the Supreme Court — do not seem so quick to dismiss the economic harm that might come to unfettered use of GMO seeds. This one, my friends, bears watching.

      

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    Show of the Week April 11 2011

     

    History of Iodine

     

    Progressive Resistance Training Can Build Muscle, Increase Strength as We Age

    Runners– Train Less and Be Faster

    Brief Intense Exercise Better Than Endurance Training for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

     

     

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    History of Iodine

     

    “In the first flush of enthusiasm for the newcomer, physicians and surgeons tested it and tried it for every conceivable pathological condition. The variety of diseases for which iodine was prescribed in the early years in astonishing

    – paralysis., chorea, scrofula, lacrimal fistula, deafness, distortions of the spine, hip-joint disease, syphilis, acute inflammation, gout, gangrene, dropsy, carbuncles, whitlow, chilblains, burns, scalds, lupus, croup, catarrh, asthma, ulcers, and bronchitis – to mention only a few. Indeed, tincture of iodine, iodoform, or one of the iodides, was applied to almost every case that resisted the ordinary routine of practice; and between 1820 and 1840 there appeared a remarkable series of essays and monographs testifying to the extraordinary benefits to be achieved by this new and potent remedy—“In medicine iodine is frequently applied externally as a counterirritant, having powerful antiseptic properties. In the form of certain salts iodine is very widely used, for internal administration in medicine and in the treatment of many conditions usually classed as surgical, such as the bone manifestations of tertiary syphilis—The usual doses of these salts are from five to thirty grains or more. (For the reader’s information, one grain is approximately 60 mg. Therefore, the daily therapeutic dose was from 300 mg to 1800 mg iodide). Their pharmacological action is as obscure as their effects in certain diseased conditions are consistently brilliant and unexampled. Our ignorance of their mode of action is cloaked by the term deobstruent, which implies that they possess the power of driving out impurities from the blood and tissues—Most notably is this the case with the poisonous products of syphilis. In its tertiary stages-and also earlier-this disease yields in the most rapid and unmistakable fashion to iodides; so much so that the administration of these salts is at present (For the reader’s information, this was written in early 1900)—Another instance of the deobstruent power – “alterative,” it was formerly termed – is seen in the case of chronic lead poisoning. The essential part of the medicinal treatment of this condition is the administration of iodides, which are able to decompose the insoluble albuminates of lead which have become locked up in the tissues, rapidly causing their degeneration, and to cause the excretion of the poisonous metal by means of the intestine and the kidneys–The following is a list of the principal conditions in which iodides are recognized to be of definite value: metallic poisonings, as by lead and mercury, asthma, aneurism, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris, gout, goiter, syphilis, haemophilia, Bright’s disease (nephritis) and bronchitis.

     

    In a monograph published in 1940 by the Harvard University press, reviewing the history of iodine in medicine with 588 references, the author, William Thomas Salter 25 expressed his amazement at the surprisingly good results obtained with iodide in tertiary luetic (luetic means syphilitic) lesions and arteriosclerosis using daily amounts of gms  ( Grams )

    of iodide for long periods of time and without any evidence of complications.-–Likewise, in the-1820’s it was first introduced in the treatment of syphilis, and that use of the medication has continued since. It still is employed in the treatment of various granulomata such as actinomycosis, blastinomycosis, and odd skin disturbances like lupus erythematosus.— Iodization of salt gave a false sense of iodine sufficiency and resulted in the public relying on iodized salt for supplementation instead of the previously used forms of iodine and iodide such as the Lugol solution in the recommended daily amount of 0.1 ml to 0.3 ml containing 12.5 mg to 37.5 mg elemental iodine.4 In order to ingest 12.5 mg of elemental iodine from salt, one would have to consume 165 gm of salt; and obviously 3 times that amount of salt would be required for supplying 37.5 mg elemental iodine—-The implementation of iodization of table salt in the U.S. was associated with appearance of autoimmune thyroiditis.—- In several communities worldwide, an increased incidence of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis was reported following implementation of iodization of sodium chloride—- It is of interest to note that prior to iodization of salt, autoimmune thyroiditis was almost non-existent in the USA, although Lugol solution and potassium iodide were used extensively in medical practice in amounts 2 orders of magnitude greater than the average daily amount ingested from iodized salt. This suggests that inadequate iodide intake aggravated by goitrogens ( are things that either shut down or destroy the thyroid-Soybeans (and soybean products such as tofu, soybean oil, soy flour, soy lecithin) –Pine nuts –Peanuts –Millet –Strawberries –Pears –Peaches –Spinach –Bamboo shoots –Sweet Potatoes – cassava—–Vegetables in the genus Brassica –Bok choy –Broccoli –Broccolini (Asparations) –Brussels sprouts –Cabbage –CanolaCauliflower –Chinese cabbage –Choy sum –Collard greens –Horseradish –Kai-lan (Chinese broccoli) –Kale –Kohlrabi –Mizuna –Mustard greens –Radishes –Rapeseed (yu choy) –Rapini –Rutabagas –Tatsoi –Turnips ) – not excess iodide, was the cause of this condition- Of interest is the fact that autoimmune thyroiditis cannot be induced by inorganic iodide in laboratory animals unless combined with goitrogens, therefore inducing iodine deficiency.

     

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    Older and Stronger– Progressive Resistance Training Can Build Muscle, Increase Strength as We Age

     

    It’s often thought that older adults must tolerate the strength and muscle loss that come with age. But analyses of current research by University of Michigan scientists reveal that not only can we fight the battle of strength and muscle loss as we age, we can even build muscle and strength well into our Golden Years. –ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2011) — Getting older doesn’t mean giving up muscle strength. Not only can adults fight the battle of strength and muscle loss that comes with age, but the Golden Years can be a time to get stronger, say experts at the University of Michigan Health System. “Resistance exercise is a great way to increase lean muscle tissue and strength capacity so that people can function more readily in daily life,” says Mark Peterson, Ph.D., a research fellow in the U-M Physical Activity and Exercise Intervention Research Laboratory, at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. -Through resistance training adults can improve their ability to stand up out of a chair walk across the floor, climb a flight of stairs — anything that requires manipulating their own body mass through a full range of motions. Normally, adults who are sedentary beyond age 50 can expect muscle loss of up to 0.4 pounds a year. -“That only worsens as people age. But even earlier in adulthood — the 30s, 40s and 50s — you can begin to see declines if you do not engage in any strengthening activities,” Peterson says. –“Our analyses of current research show that the most important factor in somebody’s function is their strength capacityNo matter what age an individual is, they can experience significant strength improvement with progressive resistance exercise even into the eighth and ninth decades of life,” he says.–Progressive resistance training means that the amount of weight used, and the frequency and duration of training sessions is altered over time to accommodate an individual’s improvements.–A review article by U-M researchers, published in The American Journal of Medicine, shows that after an average of 18-20 weeks of progressive resistance training, an adult can add 2.42 pounds of lean muscle to their body mass and increases their overall strength by 25-30 percent.

    Recommendations for those over age 50–Peterson says that anyone over age 50 should strongly consider participating in resistance exercise.–A good way for people to start on a resistance training program, especially for people who are relatively sedentary — and after getting permission from their doctor to do so — is to use their body mass as a load for various exercises.–Exercises you can do using your own body weight include squats, standing up out of a chair, modified push-ups, lying hip bridges, as well as non-traditional exercises that progress through a full range of motion, such as Thai Chi or Pilates and Yoga.

    Transition to the gym

    After getting accustomed to these activities, older adults can move on to more advanced resistance training in an exercise and fitness facility. A certified trainer or fitness professional that has experience with special populations can help with the transition.–Peterson says you should feel comfortable asking a trainer whether they have experience working with aging adults before you begin any fitness routine.—“Working out at age 20 is not the same as at age 70. A fitness professional who understands those differences is important for your safety. In addition, current recommendations suggest that an older individual participate in strengthening exercise two days per week,” Peterson says. “Based on the results of our studies, I would suggest that be thought of as the minimum.”

    Don’t forget to progress

    As resistance training progresses and weights and machines are introduced, Peterson recommends incorporating full body exercises and exercises that use more than one joint and muscle group at a time, such as the leg press, chest press, and rows. These are safer and more effective in building muscle mass. “You should also keep in mind the need for increased resistance and intensity of your training to continue building muscle mass and strength,” he says.–A good fitness professional can help plan an appropriate training regimen, and make adjustments based on how you respond as you progress.–“We firmly believe based on this research that progressive resistance training should be encouraged among healthy older adults to help minimize the loss of muscle mass and strength as they age,” Peterson says.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Michigan Health System.-Journal Reference-Mark D. Peterson, Paul M. Gordon. Resistance Exercise for the Aging Adult: Clinical Implications and Prescription GuidelinesThe American Journal of Medicine, 2011; 124 (3): 194 DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2010.08.020

     

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    Runners– Train Less and Be Faster

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2009) — In a recent scientific study just published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Bangsbo and co-workers demonstrate that by reducing the volume of training by 25% and introducing the so-called speed endurance training (6-12 30-s sprint runs 3-4 times a week), endurance trained runners can improve not only short-term but also long-term performance.—Thus, the runners improved their 10-km time by 1 min from 37.3 to 36.3 min after just 6-9 weeks of changed training. Six of the participating 12 runners obtained a new personal record on the 10-km, despite having been training for more than 4 years. The most impressive achievement was the one runner who lowered the time with more than 2 minutes from 37.5 til 35.4 min. In addition, performance in a 30-s sprint test and an intense exhaustive run (about 2 minutes) was improved by 7% and 36%, respectively. In agreement, the authors have previously shown that an 85% reduction in training volume can improve short-term performance (see right column).–In association with the improved performance the amount of muscle Na+/K+ pumps was elevated and the rate of accumulation of potassium during exercise was lowered, and it is speculated that this may play a significant role for the increased performance.—Story Source: The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Copenhagen.–Journal Reference: Bangsbo J, Gunnarsson TP, Wendell J, Nybo L, Thomassen M. Reduced volume and increased training intensity elevate muscle Na /K pump {alpha}2-subunit expression as well as short- and long-term work capacity in humansJournal of Applied Physiology, Oct 1, 2009

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    Better a Sprint Than a Marathon– Brief Intense Exercise Better Than Endurance Training for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

    ScienceDaily (Apr. 6, 2011) — Exercise is important for preventing cardiovascular disease, especially in children and adolescents, but is all exercise equally beneficial? New research published April 5 in the American Journal of Human Biology reveals that high intensity exercise is more beneficial than traditional endurance training.–“Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality throughout the world and its risk factors have their origins in childhood,” said lead author Duncan Buchan from the University of the West of Scotland. “Our research examines the effects of brief, intense exercise when compared to traditional endurance exercise on the markers of CVD in young people.“–Buchan’s team recruited a group of volunteer school children, forty seven boys and ten girls, and randomly divided the group into moderate (MOD) and high intensity (HIT) exercise teams.–The two groups performed three weekly exercise sessions over 7 weeks. The HIT group’s training consisted of a series of 20 meter sprints over 30 secondsIn contrast the MOD group ran steadily for a period of 20 minutes.By the end of the study the MOD group had completed 420 minutes of exercise while the HIT group had trained for a shorter 63 minutes. The estimated energy expenditure for the HIT intervention was 907.2 kcal in comparison to 4410 kcal for the MOD group.–The results revealed that both groups demonstrated improved CVD risk factors. However, the total exercise time over seven weeks was six times higher for the MOD group compared to the HIT group. Thus, significant improvements in CVD risk factors in the HIT group occurred in only 15% of the total exercise time.These findings demonstrate that brief, intense exercise is a time efficient means for improving CVD risk factors in adolescents. Although limited to relatively small samples, the findings demonstrate significant improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, blood pressure, body composition and insulin resistance in healthy adolescent youth after a 7 week intervention of different exercise intensities.–“This is the first study to demonstrate the effects of a novel interval training programme on both traditional and novel CVD risk factors in adolescents,” concluded Buchan. “Larger scale and extended interventions must be undertaken so that the long term impact and effects of intermittent training programmes on unfavourable metabolic profiles may be investigated further.”—Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Wiley-Blackwell, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.-Journal Reference-Duncan S. Buchan, Stewart Ollis, John D. Young, Non E. Thomas, Stephen-Mark Cooper, Tom K. Tong, Jinlei Nie, Robert M. Malina, Julien S Baker. The effects of time and intensity of exercise on novel and established markers of CVD in adolescent youthAmerican Journal of Human Biology, 2011; DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.21166

     

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    Show of the Week April 15 2011

    How To Sprout

    Dehydration

    EGG Yolk Lecithin

     

    Recipe for Cholesterol

     

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    How To Sprout

    This whole activity is so relatively easy, and within 3 to 7 days (unlike your friends in their gardens who will wait 2 to 3 months for produce), you’ll have edible greens that will infuse your body with all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, proteins, and amino acids that your body can stand! And you’ll be sprouting seed from many of the same types of crops that they’ll be growing–broccoli, radish, peas, and beans, for example.

    If you can rake enough stuff off a kitchen counter, a coffee or end table, (or anywhere else for that matter), you can grow your own nutritionally-dense foods. You’ll need the appropriate seed, a Mason jar, some type of drain board, a mesh lid for the jar, and water.

    You can even sprout in a towel or hemp bag!

    Sprouts are considered a “living food.” The health benefits of this “living food” cannot be overstated. For example, alfalfa is one of the most commonly sprouted seed, and it’s believed to be the most nutritious food in the world. Once those roots begin to emerge, your alfalfa sprout is full of protein, chlorophyll, calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and K.

    The research on sprouts has brought us wonderful and encouraging news as well. For example, just eating 2 ½ ounces of broccoli sprouts inhibits the growth of prostate cancer for up to six hours after ingestion! Two ounces of broccoli sprouts a day appears to eradicate H. pylori infections, the ones that cause ulcers, in as little as seven days!

    A Japanese study on brown rice sprouts shows a correlation between them and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease associated with Abeta, a peptide that is responsible for the plaque deposits found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

    An Egyptian study found that bean sprouts helped reduce the total cholesterol of lab rats and significantly impacted the weight gain of the animals. An Asian study found that buckwheat sprouts resulted in the same type of cholesterol reduction and weight loss in hamsters.

    All in all, the implications and resulting outcomes of scientific studies related to including sprouts in our diets are amazing. Truly, sprouts are one of God’s “superfoods”!

    And because sprouting increases the seed volume by up to six times the original seed, your sprout garden will give you plentiful nutrition with just four tablespoons of seed to a quart jar. They’re available 24/7, anytime you want a snack. You can eat them straight from the jar, mix them into salads, use them to replace lettuce in sandwiches, or even bake sprout bread with them! The possibilities are endless!

    • Three (3) 1/2 gallon wide-mouth glass jars (for sprouting seeds)
    • Three (3) sprout jar lids (so you can drain out the water in the sprouts)
    • Two (2) shallow trays (to collect drained water)
    • One (1) bottle brush (to clean jars)
    • Four (4) white 100% cotton towels (also for sprouting seeds)
    • Two (2) 5-gallon buckets with lids (to safely store your seeds)

      Sprouting  is truly a survival garden that anyone can grow, anywhere, and at anytime. It doesn’t matter if you lack garden space, lack living space, are in the middle of winter or the drought of summer. You can grow the food you need to survive on extremely limited resources. And the food you grow will be far superior to anything you could buy in the grocery store or attempt to get out of a vitamin bottle.

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    Seeds that can be sprouted

    Many seeds can be sprouted, but some sprouts, like kidney beans can not be eaten raw.

    Here a list of the most common used:

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    Dehydration—Remedies For Drying Problems

     

    Problem Cause Prevention Moisture in the Jar or Container

    1. Incomplete drying. 1. Test several pieces for dryness
    2. Food cut unevenly, thus incomplete drying. 2. Cut food evenly.
    3. Dried food left at room temperature too long after cooling and moisture reentered the food.–3. Cool quickly and package.

    Mold on Food

    1. Incomplete drying. 1. Test several pieces for dryness.
    2. Food not checked for moisture within a week.–2. Check container within one week for moisture in container. Redry food at 140°F until dry.
    3. Container not air tight. 3. Use air-tight container.
    4. Storage temperature too warm plus moisture in food. –4. Store foods in coolest are of home below 70°F.
    5. Case hardening. Food Dried at too high a temperature and food cooked on

    outside before the inside dried. –5. Dry food at 140°F.

    Brown Spots on Vegetables

    1. Too high drying temperature used. 1. Dry vegetables at 140°F.
    2. Vegetables over-dried. 2. Check periodically for dryness.

    Insects in Jars

    1. Lids do not completely fit jar. 1. Use new canning lid.
    2. Food dried out-of-doors but not pasteurized.–2. Pasteurize food in oven at 160°F for 30 minutes, or in freezer for 48 hours.

    Holes in Plastic Bags

    1. Insects or rodents ear through plastic bags.–1. Avoid use of plastic bags except when food can be stored in refrigerator or freezer.
    2. Store food in glass jars, rigid freezer containers or clean metal cans.

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    Vegetable Suitability For Drying Vegetable Suitability For Drying

     

    Artichokes Fair Okra Fair to good

    Asparagus Poor to fair Onions Good to excellent

    Beans, green Fair to good Parsley Good

    Beans, lima Fair Parsnips Good

    Beets Fair to good Peas Fair to good

    Broccoli Not recommended 1 Peppers, green or red Good

    Brussels sprouts Poor2 Peppers, chili Excellent

    Cabbage Fair Popcorn Good

    Carrots Good Potatoes Good

    Cauliflower Poor Pumpkins Fair to good

    Celery Poor Radishes Not recommended5

    Collard greens Poor Rutabagas Fair to good

    Corn, sweet Good Spinach Poor

    Cucumbers Poor Squash, summer Poor to fair

    Eggplant Poor to fair Squash, winter Not recommended

    Garlic Good Sweet potatoes Fair

    Horseradish Good3 Swiss chard Poor

    Kale Poor Tomatoes Fair to good6

    Kohlrabi Fair Turnips Fair to good

    Lettuce Not recommended4 Turnip greens Poor

    Mushrooms Good Yams Fair

    Mustard greens Poor Zucchini Poor to fair

     

    Special Notes on difficult drying of foods

    1. Difficult to dry because of small size and layered leaves; strong flavor.
    2. Cabbage readily absorbs moisture from the air. Keeps well only if stored at extremely cold temperature.
    3. Odor extremely strong during processing; place dryer outdoors or in basement area.
    4. High water content; product will be undesirable for use.
    5. Product would be of low quality.
    6. Dried tomatoes re-absorb moisture readily which causes undesirable color and flavor changes; and shortens shelf life. Package tightly. Black color can

    develop because of oxidation.

     

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    Drying Seeds, Popcorn and Nuts

     

    PUMPKIN SEEDS

    Drying seeds and roasting seeds are two different processes. To dry carefully wash pumpkin seeds to remove the clinging fibrous pumpkin tissue. Pumpkin seeds can be dried in the sun, in a dehydrator 115- 120°F for 1 to 2 hours, or in an oven on warm for 3 to 4 hours. Stir them frequently to avoid scorching. To roast, take dried pumpkin seeds, toss with oil and/or salt and roast in a preheated oven at 250°F for 10 to 15 minutes.

    POPCORN

    Certain varieties of popcorn can be dried at home. The best varieties are Japanese Hull-less, Hybrid South American Mushroom, Creme Puff Hybrid, White Cloud and Dynamite. Leave the ears of popcorn on the stalks until the kernels are well-dried. Harvested ears of corn can be air-dried at a temperature below 130°F. When the kernels are dry, remove them from the ears and package. Dried corn will appear shriveled. Pop a few kernels to test. Popcorn will dry down to about 10 percent moisture. No pretreatment is necessary.

    SUNFLOWER SEEDS

    Sunflower seeds usually are left on the flower to dry. The flower may have to be wrapped with cheesecloth to prevent the birds from eating the seeds. Seeds may be dried in the sun or in a dehydrator at 100°F. Higher temperature affects the flavor. When seeds are dried, they can be roasted in a shallow pan at 300°F for 10 to 15 minutes.

    PEANUTS

    Peanuts are actually a legume instead of a nut and can be dried and roasted at slightly higher temperatures. Peanuts can be dried shelled or unshelled. Spread in single layer and dry at 130°F. Peanuts are dry when their shells have hardened to a brittle state. Crack one. The nut meat should be tender, but not shriveled. To roast peanuts in the shell, place them in a shallow pan at 300°F for 30 to 40 minutes. If they are shelled, roast them for 20 to 25 minutes and stir frequently to prevent scorching.

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    Drying Herbs

    Drying is the easiest method of preserving herbs. Simply expose the leaves, flowers or seeds to warm, dry air. Leave the herbs in a well-ventilated area until the moisture evaporates. Sun, oven and dehydrator drying are not recommended because the herbs can lose flavor and color. The best time to harvest most herbs for drying is just before the flowers first open when they are in the bursting bud stage. Gather the herbs in the early morning after the dew has evaporated to minimize wilting. Avoid bruising the leaves. They should not lie in the sun or unattended after harvesting. Rinse herbs in cool water and gently shake to remove excess moisture. Discard all bruised, soiled or imperfect

    leaves and stems.

    LESS TENDER HERBS

    The more sturdy herbs such as sage, thyme, summer savory and parsley are the easiest to dry They can be tied into small bundles and air dried. Air drying outdoors is often possible; however better color and flavor retention usually results from drying indoors.

    TENDER-LEAF HERBS

    Basil, tarragon, lemon balm and the mints have a high moisture content and will mold if not dried quickly Try hanging the tender-leaf herbs or those with seeds inside paper bags to dry Tear or punch holes in the sides of the bag. Suspend a small bunch (large amounts will mold) of herbs in a bag and close the top with a rubber band. Place where air currents will circulate through the bag. Any leaves and seeds that fall off will be caught in the bottom of the bag. Another method, especially nice for mint, sage or bay leaf, is to dry the leaves separately. Remove the best leaves from the stems. Lay the leaves on a paper towel, without allowing leaves to touch. Cover with another towel and layer of leaves. Five layers may be

    dried at one time using this method. Dry in a very cool oven. The oven light of an electric range or the pilot light of a gas range furnishes enough heat for overnight drying. Leaves dry flat and retain a good color. When the leaves are crispy dry and crumple easily between the fingers, they are ready to be packaged

    and stored. Dried leaves may be left whole and crumpled as used, or coarsely crumpled before storage. Husks can be removed from seeds by  rubbing the seeds between the hands and blowing away the chaff. Place herbs in airtight containers and store in a cool, dry dark area to protect color and fragrance.

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    Drying Jerky

    Jerky is a staple in the packs of today’s outdoorsmen: backpackers, skiers, and campers. It’s a popular snack for armchair sportsmen, too.Jerky can be made from almost any lean meat, including beef, pork or venison. If made from pork the meat must be treated to kill the trichinella parasite before it is sliced and marinated. This parasite could cause trichinosis. To treat the pork, freeze a portion that is 6 inches or less thick at 5°F or lower for 20 days. Poultry is not recommended for jerky, because of its texture when raw.

    PREPARING THE MEAT

    The first step in preparing the meat is to slice it into long, thin strips. Trim and discard all the fat from the meat, because it becomes rancid rapidly Partially freezing the meat before cutting makes it easier to slice evenly Slice with the grain into thin strips approximately ¼ inch thick; if a chewy jerky is desired. Slice across the grain for a more tender, brittle jerky A tenderizer can also be used on the meat. Simply follow instructions on the package for tenderizing meats.

    The meat is marinated for both flavor and tenderness. Ingredients for marinades include oil, salt and an acid product such as vinegar, lemon juice, teriyaki, soy sauce or wine.

    JERKY MARINADE

    ¼ teaspoon each of pepper and garlic powder

    ½ teaspoon onion powder

    1 teaspoon hickory smoke-flavored salt

    1 ½-2 lbs. of lean meat (beef, pork, or venison)

    ¼ cup soy sauce

    1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce

    Combine all ingredients. Place strips of meat in a shallow pan and cover with marinade. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight.

    DRYING THE MEAT

    Remove meat strips from the marinade, drain on absorbent toweling and arrange on dehydrator trays or cake racks placed on baking sheets. Place the slices close together but do not overlap. Place the Drying Jerky  racks in a drying oven preheated at 140°F Dry until a test piece cracks but does not break when it is bent

    (10 to 24 hours). Pat off any beads of oil with absorbent toweling and cool. Remove strips from the racks. Cool. Package in glass jars or heavy plastic

    bags.

    STORING THE JERKY

    Properly dried jerky will keep at room temperature 1 to 2 months in a sealed container. However, to increase the shelf life and maintain the flavor, refrigerate or freeze the jerky.

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    Drying Fruits

     

    For Suitability For Fruit Drying Fruit Leather Drying Leather

     

    Apples Excellent Excellent

     

    Apricots Excellent Excellent

     

    Avocados Not recommended1

     

    Bananas Good Fair to good

     

    Berries with seeds Not recommended

     

    Blueberries Fair

     

    Cherries Excellent

     

    Citrus fruits Not recommended3 Only in combination

     

    Citrus peel Excellent

     

    Coconuts Excellent Only in combination

     

    Crabapples Not recommended4

     

    Currants Good

     

    Dates Excellent

     

    Figs Excellent

     

    Grapes Excellent Fair to good

     

    Guavas Not recommended5 Only in combination

    Melons Poor Not recommended

     

    Nectarines Excellent Excellent

     

    Olives Not recommended6

     

    Excellent Papayas Good Better in

    combination

     

    Peaches Excellent Excellent combination

     

    Pears Excellent

     

    Persimmons Fair Not recommended

     

    Pineapples Excellent

     

    Plums Good

     

    Pomegranates Not recommended7

     

    Quince Not recommended8

     

    Rhubarb Good9

     

    Strawberries Fair to good

     

     

     

     

     

    1. High fat content.
    2. High seed content and slow rate of drying.
    3. Too juicy and pulp lacks firm texture.
    4. Too small and tart; can be combined with other fruit for leather.
    5. Grainy flesh full of seeds; combine with other fruit for leather.
    6. High oil content. Bitter flavor removable only by long processing.
    7. Pulp is full of seeds.
    8. Hard flesh and strongly acidic flavor. Combine with other fruit for leather.
    9. Neverconsume leaves-they contain toxic salts of oxalic acid.

     

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    Packaging and Storing Dried Foods

    Dried foods are susceptible to insect contamination and moisture reabsorption and must be properly packaged and stored immediately First, cool completely. Warm food causes sweating which could provide enough moisture for mold to grow. Pack foods into clean, dry insect-proof containers as tightly as possible without crushing.

    ðGlass jars, metal cans or boxes with tight fitted lids or moisture-vapor resistant freezer cartons make good containers for storing dried foods. Heavy-duty plastic bags are acceptable, but are not insect and rodent proof. Plastic bags with a 3/8-inch seal are best to keep out moisture.

    ðPack food in amounts that will be used in a recipe. Every time a package is re-opened, the food is exposed to air and moisture that lower the quality of the food.

    ðFruit that has been sulfured should not touch metal. Place the fruit in a plastic bag before storing it in a metal can. Sulfur fumes will react with the metal and cause color changes in the fruit.

    ðDried foods should be stored in cool, dry, dark areas. Recommended storage times for dried foods range from 4 months to 1 year. Because food quality is affected by heat, the storage temperature helps determine the length of storage; the higher the temperature, the shorter the storage time. Most dried fruits can be stored for 1 year at 60°F, 6 months at 80°F. Vegetables have about half the shelf-life of fruits.

    ðFoods that are packaged seemingly “bone dry” can spoil if moisture is reabsorbed during storage. Check dried foods frequently during storage to see if they are still dry Glass containers are excellent for storage because any moisture that collects on the inside can be seen easily Foods affected by moisture, but not spoiled, should be used immediately or redried and repackaged. Moldy foods should be discarded.

    Ref—- http://www.canningpantry.com/dehydration-of-food.html

    Some more recipes

    Simple Homemade Fruit Leathers

    1. Puree a bunch of overripe fruits in a blender. Add some water (or juice) if you need to.
    2. Pour the puree onto a fruit roll sheet (included with the dehydrator).
    3. Run the unit for 4 to 8 hours, depending on the fruit. Basically, dry until it’s dry.
    4. Lay out on plastic wrap or wax paper and roll it neatly. Then, you can store them in a large plastic bag or container.

     

    Animal Meats–Easy jerky recipe

    1. Choose a meat:

    o                         Beef

    o                         Venison

    o                         Turkey

    o                         Pork

    o                         Chicken

    o                         Salmon

    o                         Rabbit

    1. Trim as much fat off as you can. The fatty oils will go rancid and make the jerky feel and taste bad.
    2. Slice thinly. It might be easier if you put the meat in the freezer first, to firm it up a little.
    3. Choose a marinade:

    o                         Worcestershire Sauce

    o                         Barbeque Sauce

    o                         Beer

    o                         Wine

    o                         Herbal Vinegar

    1. Add seasonings to taste: salt, pepper, garlic powder, sugar, etc. Experiment!
    2. Marinate overnight for heavy meats, 2-4 hours for turkey, fish, etc.
    3. Drain meat. Use paper towels to pat it dry.
    4. Dehydrate. You want the meat to be dry, but not brittle. —                                                                                                                            The average yield is 30%, so use that as a guide when you start

    How to Dehydrate Boiled Eggs

    If you’re looking to dehydrate boiled eggs, then there are some things you need to know beforehand. First of all, you aren’t going to be on the Food Network or win any blue ribbons for your concoction. Ideally, eggs are meant to be used and eaten fresh, so if you’re going to mess with that standard, there’s got to be a good reason for it, and taste isn’t one of them! Dehydrating eggs will, however, make them last a lot longer with no need for refrigeration, and that could be a big plus in a camping or survival situation.

    Instructions—things you’ll need:

    • Raw, fresh eggs
    • Large pot
    • Heat source
    • Sharp knife
    • Dehydrator
    • Food storage bag(s)
    • Permanent marker (optional)
    • Wax paper (optional)
      • 1 Gather your eggs. Go out to the barn or grocery store to collect some fresh eggs. You can use as few or as many as you want, depending on your needs and resources.
      • 2 Place the eggs in a large pot of water, turn the heat up, and let them boil for about 10 minutes. Add about a teaspoon of salt to make the water boil faster.
      • 3 Allow the eggs to cool in an ice-water bath to stop the cooking, peel them, and slice them into thin layers about 1/8-inch thick. Depending on the size of the egg, you can usually expect to get 4 to 6 separate slices.
      • 4 Lay the egg layers out on a dehydrator, and allow them to dry out for approximately 6 to 8 hours.
      • 5 Dice the dried eggs, place them in a food storage bag, and keep them in a cool, dry place.

    How to Dehydrate Potatoes
    Potatoes are a difficult item to dry because they turn black in the dehydrator. The way to prevent this is to blanch them (after slicing) for five minutes or longer. The slices should be about 3/8″ thick. Dry at 135 for 6-12 hours

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    EGG YOLK LECITHIN

    AL 721 is a type of Phosphoglyceride mixture that is produced commercially that mimics the chemical structure of Egg Lecithin.

     

    Chemical Components of AL 721

     

    Triglycerides:            70%

    Phosphatidylcholine:            20%

    Phosphatidylethanolamine:            10%

    Health Benefits of AL 721

     

    There is some suggestion that AL721 is merely an expensive form of Choline supplementation, although its reported benefits hinge on its unusual chemical geometry.

     

    Cells

     

    AL 721 increases the “fluidity” of Cell Membranes by removing Cholesterol and replacing it with Phosphatidylcholine and Phosphatidylethanolamine:

     

    Membrane fluidity is determined by the ratio of Cholesterol and Phospholipid – the greater the C/PL ratio, the more rigid or less fluid the Cell Membrane.

    AL 721 lowers the C/PL ratio of several types of Cells within the body.

     

    Immune System

     

    Al 721 improves the function of  the Immune System in older (but not younger) healthy subjects.

    AL 721 is used as a treatment (but not a cure) for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Israel:

     

    AL 721 clearly interferes with the infection of Cells by HIV “in vitro” by interfering with the lipid membrane of the HIV Virus.

    AL 721 increases the Lymphocyte count of AIDS patients.

     

    AL 721 interferes with the infectivity of all forms of the Herpes Virus.

     

    Nervous System

     

    AL 721 is presently undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.

    AL 721 enhances various aspects of general Mental Function (due to the Phosphatidylcholine in AL 721 enhancing the production of Acetylcholine).  research

     

    Recreational Drugs

     

    AL 721 reduces or completely eliminates the withdrawal symptoms associated with some forms of Drug Dependence:

     

    AL 721 minimizes the withdrawal symptoms associated with Opiates (including Morphine) addiction (by improving the fluidity of Cell Membranes).

     

    AL 721 Enhances the Function of these Substances

     

    Neurotransmitters

     

    AL 721 stimulates the production of Acetylcholine (due to Phosphatidylcholine).

     

    The Difference in Lecithin -(mg of substance per 100 grams)

     

    Fatty Acids:                            22,000

    Phospholipids:                        78,000

     

    SoyLecithin          Egg YolkLecithin

     

    Phosphatidylcholine                      33,000                    71,000

    Phosphatidylinositol                      16,800

    Phosphatidylethanolamine:          14,100                     19,500

    Phosphatidylserine                          400                           1,000

    Vitamins:                   Choline (as a constituent of Phosphatidylcholine)

    Alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine           8,000

     

    ðThe therapeutic dosage of Lecithin is 10,000 – 30,000 mg (10 – 30 grams) per day:

     

    ðClinical trials using Lecithin for the prevention and treatment of Atherosclerosis have involved the use of 10,500 mg of Lecithin per day.

    ðThe dosage of Lecithin used in a clinical trial that resulted in Memory improvement in Alzheimer’s Disease patients was 15,000 mg (15 grams) per day.  Other studies conducted on Alzheimer’s Disease patients have involved the use of 10,000 – 20,000 mg (10 – 20 grams) per day.

     

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    Recipe for Cholesterol

    The idea of bad or good cholesterol is outdated and absurd in this day—the idea of cholesterol that has been damaged is a reality since it does so much for us in regard to protecting against cancer—regulating our Vitamin D conversions-removing toxins from the body—supporting brain –liver-hormone-heart and other bodily functions—so will give a recipe with lecithing for several things

     

    Using lecithin with rosemary –will improve heart and liver and brain

    Take 1-2 capsules or use ½ tsp of either sunflower or egg lecithin

    Add to it either 500mgs of rosemary powder or 3-5 drops of the tincture of rosemary-or one drop of essential oil of rosemary—do this at least 2 times a day

    And remove all starches and sugars that are processed from the system

     

    Adding Lecithin with Cq10 and Black pepper will assist the heart remaining strong and the cells remaining viable—add 1-2 caps of Egg or Sunflower lecithin

    With 30-60 mgs of Cq10 and add either 3 drops of black pepper tincture—one drop of the essential oil  or use approximately ¼ tsp of black pepper with this

     

    ðSpecial Note when adding the essential oils add direct to the Lecithin of choice ( in teaspoon or open capsule and add to the fat—NEVER TAKE STRAIGHT –ALWAYS ALWAYS use a carrier or it could cause internal issues

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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.

    You asked about… is a series of fact sheets produced by Nova Scotia Environment. For additional copies, contact the regional or head office nearest you.

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    Labs that test for uranium in drinking water

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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

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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

     

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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

     

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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

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    Gails Remedy—Tumeric-Paprika-Cayenne-Pineapple-Bioflavonoid

     

    Take the centre core of a pineapple and slice it for the blender then add the bioflavonoids of any citrus—1/2 cup-add Paprika Hot 1/8 cup add Red Pepper 1/8 cup and add Tumeric ¼ cup and a ¼ cup of water to get started—add the water and the bioflavonoid and the herbs to the mix and blend til mixed

    Then add the pineapple—this will turn to a Gold colour

    Allow it to purree till completely fused— and then use 1-2 tablespoons

    This will be a bit on the warm side

     

    Benefits

    The effect will be increased circulation—almost a complete relief of pain in moments-maybe used for migraine as well—will increases permeability of the blood vessels and veins—will minimize arterial blockage In the brain—increase circulation—potent antioxidant synergy- Antiinflammatory-AntiCancer-Organ Support-Liver-Heart-Intestine-Stomach-Lung-Immune Stabilzer

     

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    Chemical Found in Crude Oil Linked to Congenital Heart Disease: Fetal Exposure to Solvents May Damage Heart

    ScienceDaily (May 1, 2011) — While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD).–The study, presented on April 30 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver, also showed that babies who had been exposed in utero to a chemical found in cleaning agents and spot removers were at increased risk of CHD.–Environmental causes of CHD have been suspected, and animal studies have suggested certain chemicals may cause CHD, a problem with the heart’s structure and function due to abnormal heart development before birth.–“Congenital heart disease is a major cause of childhood death and life-long health problems,” said D. Gail McCarver, MD, FAAP, lead author of the study and professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Research Institute, Milwaukee. “Thus, identifying risk factors contributing to CHD is important to public health.”—Dr. McCarver and her colleagues sought to determine whether human fetal exposure to solvents is associated with increased risk for CHD. The researchers tested samples of meconium, or fetal stool, from 135 newborns with CHD and 432 newborns without CHD. Meconium has been used to assess fetal exposure to illicit drugs such as cocaine. Seventeen compounds were measured in meconium samples using methods that detect very low levels of chemicals.–Additional data collected included race of the mothers and infants, family history for CHD, and maternal alcohol, tobacco, vitamin and drug use.–Infants with chromosomal abnormalities known to be linked to CHD, and babies of diabetic mothers were excluded from the study.—Results showed that 82 percent of infants had evidence of intrauterine exposure to one or more of the solvents measured.–Among white infants, but not black infants, fetal exposure to ethyl benzene was associated with a four-fold increased risk of CHD. In addition, exposure to trichloroethylene was associated with a two-fold increased risk for CHD among white infants and an eight-fold increased risk among black infants.–“This is the first report that exposure to ethyl benzene, a compound present in crude oil, was associated with CHD,” Dr. McCarver said. Humans also can be exposed to ethyl benzene through inhalation of motor vehicle emissions, gasoline pump vapors and cigarette smoke.—“The association with ethyl benzene exposure is concerning, particularly considering recent oil spills,” she said. “However, additional confirmatory studies are needed.” The study also adds to existing concerns about trichloroethylene (TCE). “This is of particular importance because TCE is a commonly used degreasing agent, which also is present in many cleaners and spot removers. TCE also has been the most common chemical identified around hazardous waste sites,” Dr. McCarver said.”Limiting known maternal exposure to this compound during early pregnancy appears prudent, particularly among those at increased CHD risk,” Dr. McCarver concluded.–Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Academy of Pediatrics, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

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    Response to a remedy for Diabetes

    Hey Tony!

    I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how the green drink and bitter mellon is working.–I have been fighting diabetes since I had chemo 15 years ago.-I could control it with diet for couple years then things just started getting worse. Went to oral meds then finally insulin. Also I have always had dawn phenomenon, high sugar spikes in the morning always over 120.
    I’ve been to the point where I was taking 1500 mg of Metformen, 4 mg of Glimepiride and 24 units of Lantus a day. I’ve had blood sugars over 500 before.
    With strict diet I’ve got down to 4 mg of Glimepiride and 18 units of Lantus for the last year or so still sugars 120 to 230 range. I have done all the chromium, cinnamon, etc. alternative things nothing effected my sugars at all.
    And now I have pancreatic cancer. I started the black seed from you about a month ago. I started the green drink and bitter melon about five days ago.
    I had a hard time getting ingredients for the green drink or would of started a long time ago. Anyway couple days ago I woke up with the shakes, my sugar was 65! That is unheard of for me. Also I have large spikes after I eat to, over 200, first day I had 65 in the morning and didn’t take the 4 mg of Glimepiride my sugar after lunch went to 107! Next morning I was 65 again. Night before I had stew with more good carb then I normally eat. I had blood work this morning so I didn’t want to start dropping the Insulin the night before. This morning sugar was 50! So I’ll start cutting the Insulin back tonight. I can’t believe my pancreas is working so well. Sorry I’m so long winded, but I wanted to let you know. I keep saying this but I really need to get up and see you, I need to load up on products and info. Thanks
    Bill Barrett
    WGB in the chat room. I’m going to be on the road to day, and in a motel tonight, but I’ll still try to catch the Friday show.

     

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    Vitamin B3 Reduces Alzheimer’s Symptoms, Lesions: Clinical Trial On Nicotinamide Effect In Alzheimer’s Patients

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2008) — An over-the-counter vitamin in high doses prevented memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and UC Irvine scientists now are conducting a clinical trial to determine its effect in humans. -Nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, lowered levels of a protein called phosphorylated tau that leads to the development of tangles, one of two brain lesions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The vitamin also strengthened scaffolding along which information travels in brain cells, helping to keep neurons alive and further preventing symptoms in mice genetically wired to develop Alzheimer’s.–“Nicotinamide has a very robust effect on neurons,” said Kim Green, UCI scientist and lead author of the study. “Nicotinamide prevents loss of cognition in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and the beauty of it is we already are moving forward with a clinical trial.”–The study appears online Nov. 5 in the Journal of Neuroscience. Nicotinamide is a water-soluble vitamin sold in health food stores. It generally is safe but can be toxic in very high doses. [U1]Clinical trials have shown it benefits people with diabetes complications and has anti-inflammatory properties that may help people with skin conditions.

    Nicotinamide belongs to a class of compounds called HDAC inhibitors, which have been shown to protect the central nervous system in rodent models of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Clinical trials are underway to learn whether HDAC inhibitors help ALS and Huntington’s patients.–In the nicotinamide study, Green and his colleague, Frank LaFerla, added the vitamin to drinking water fed to mice. They tested the rodents’ short-term and long-term memory over time using water-maze and object-recognition tasks and found that treated Alzheimer’s mice performed at the same level as normal mice, while untreated Alzheimer’s mice experienced memory loss.–The nicotinamide, in fact, slightly enhanced cognitive abilities in normal mice. “This suggests that not only is it good for Alzheimer’s disease, but if normal people take it, some aspects of their memory might improve,” said LaFerla, UCI neurobiology and behavior professor.–Scientists also found that the nicotinamide-treated animals had dramatically lower levels of the tau protein that leads to the Alzheimer’s tangle lesion. The vitamin did not affect levels of the protein beta amyloid, which clumps in the brain to form plaques, the second type of Alzheimer’s lesion. Nicotinamide, they found, led to an increase in proteins that strengthen microtubules, the scaffolding within brain cells along which information travels. When this scaffolding breaks down, the brain cells can die. Neuronal death leads to dementia experienced by Alzheimer’s patients.–“Microtubules are like highways inside cells. What we’re doing with nicotinamide is making a wider, more stable highway,” Green said. “In Alzheimer’s disease, this highway breaks down. We are preventing that from happening.” Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of California – Irvine.

     

    Benefits Of Niacin or Niacinamide-

     

    In Sleep

    Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide form – 100 mg per night) facilitates the production of Melatonin (this occurs from the fact that the body uses some of its Tryptophan for the production of Niacinamide function – if pre-formed Niacinamide is provided, this “frees up” more Tryptophan for its other function, the production of Melatonin).

    Alcohol Protection

    The Nicotinic Acid form of Vitamin B3 (500 mg per day) may reduce the craving for Alcohol (ethanol) in persons afflicted with Alcoholism and the Niacinamide form of Vitamin B3 may exert a similar effect.

     

    -The Niacinamide form of Vitamin B3 may reduce Acetaldehyde levels (Acetaldehyde is the metabolite of Alcohol that causes most of the toxic effects associated with Alcohol consumption).

     

    -Niacinamide may inhibit the ability of Alcohol (ethanol) to damage the Liver.

     

    Niacin is used for high cholesterol. It is also used along with other treatments for circulation problems, migraine headache, dizziness, and to reduce the diarrhea associated with cholera. Niacin is also used for preventing positive urine drug screens in people who take illegal drugs.

    Niacinamide is used for treating diabetes and two skin conditions called bullous pemphigoid and granuloma annulare.

    Added Info

    Niacin or niacinamide is used for preventing vitamin B3 deficiency and related conditions such as pellagra. Each of these forms of vitamin B3 is used for schizophrenia, hallucinations due to drugs, Alzheimer’s disease and age-related loss of thinking skills, chronic brain syndrome, depression, motion sickness, alcohol dependence, and fluid collection (edema). Some people use niacin or niacinamide for acne, leprosy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), memory loss, arthritis, preventing premenstrual headache, improving digestion, protecting against toxins and pollutants, reducing the effects of aging, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, promoting relaxation, improving orgasm, and preventing cataracts.
    Niacinamide is applied to the skin for treating a skin condition called inflammatory acne vulgaris—

     

    Osteoarthritis. Taking niacinamide seems to improve joint flexibility and reduce pain and swelling. Some people who take niacinamide might be able to cut down on standard painkilling medications.

    Alzheimer’s disease. People who consume higher amounts of niacin from food and multivitamin sources seem to have a lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease than people who consume less niacin. But there is no evidence that taking a stand-alone niacin supplement helps to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

    Heart disease, including “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis).

    Reducing the risk of a second heart attack in men with heart or circulatory disorders.

    Diarrhea from an infection called cholera.

    Diabetes, types 1 and 2.

    Prevention and treatment of cataracts, an eye condition.

     

    [U1]The dose we are talking here is in gram alottments not miligrams unless you are in the gram range and usually any doctor worth his salt will gradually ramp you to the higher levels for cholesterol or bipolar issues-minimizing and lethal effects–in years past they would give 1000-1500mgs for cholesterol regulating but if the Doctor gave it all at once then there were issues –but if gradual up take was given to reach the higher dose then there were no implications or unwanted issues-

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    Herbal medicines banned as EU directive comes into force

     

    Patients have lost access to hundreds of herbal medicines today, after European regulations came into force.–Sales of all herbal remedies, except for a small number of popular products for ‘mild’ illness such as echinacea for colds and St John’s Wort for depression have been banned. –For the first time traditional products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner.

     

    The Government allowed access to some unlicensed manufactured herbal medicines via a statutory register

    Both herbal remedy practitioners and manufacturers fear they could be forced out of business as a result.–Some of the most commonly used products were saved after the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley approved a plan for the Health Professions Council to establish a register of practitioners supplying unlicensed herbal medicines.–However, many remedies were lost as it was only open to those who could afford the licensing process which costs between £80,000 to £120,000.—At least 50 herbs, including horny goat weed (so-called natural Viagra), hawthorn berry, used for angina pain, and wild yam will no longer be stocked in health food shops, says the British Herbal Medicine Association.

    Stem cell research is threatened by EU morality law
    The 2004 EU directive demands that a traditional herbal medicinal product must be shown to have been in use for 30 years in the EU – or at 15 years in the EU and 15 years elsewhere – for it to be licensed.–The UK drug safety watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency, has issued more than a dozen alerts in the past two years, including a warning last month over a contaminated weight loss pill called Herbal Flos Lonicerae (Herbal Xenicol) due to concerns over possible side-effects.–Mr Lansley, in a written statement, said the Government wanted to ensure continuing access to unlicensed herbal medicines via a statutory register for practitioners ‘to meet individual patient needs’.–Acupuncture falls outside the EU directive and so remains unaffected.-Prince Charles, a long-standing supporter of complementary therapies, has voiced his support for formal regulation of herbal practitioners.–Up til now the industry has been covered by the 1968 Medicines Act. This was drawn up when only a small number of herbal remedies were available.—But recent studies show that at least six million Britons have used a herbal medicine in the past two years.[U7] -Professor George Lewith, professor of health research at Southampton University, said: ‘Evidence for the efficacy of herbal medicines is growing; they may offer cheap, safe and effective approaches for many common complaints.’

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    Chemical Found in Crude Oil Linked to Congenital Heart Disease: Fetal Exposure to Solvents May Damage Heart

    ScienceDaily (May 1, 2011) — While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD).–The study, presented on April 30 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver, also showed that babies who had been exposed in utero to a chemical found in cleaning agents and spot removers were at increased risk of CHD.–Environmental causes of CHD have been suspected, and animal studies have suggested certain chemicals may cause CHD, a problem with the heart’s structure and function due to abnormal heart development before birth.–“Congenital heart disease is a major cause of childhood death and life-long health problems,” said D. Gail McCarver, MD, FAAP, lead author of the study and professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Research Institute, Milwaukee. “Thus, identifying risk factors contributing to CHD is important to public health.”—Dr. McCarver and her colleagues sought to determine whether human fetal exposure to solvents is associated with increased risk for CHD. The researchers tested samples of meconium, or fetal stool, from 135 newborns with CHD and 432 newborns without CHD. Meconium has been used to assess fetal exposure to illicit drugs such as cocaine. Seventeen compounds were measured in meconium samples using methods that detect very low levels of chemicals.–Additional data collected included race of the mothers and infants, family history for CHD, and maternal alcohol, tobacco, vitamin and drug use.–Infants with chromosomal abnormalities known to be linked to CHD, and babies of diabetic mothers were excluded from the study.—Results showed that 82 percent of infants had evidence of intrauterine exposure to one or more of the solvents measured.–Among white infants, but not black infants, fetal exposure to ethyl benzene was associated with a four-fold increased risk of CHD. In addition, exposure to trichloroethylene was associated with a two-fold increased risk for CHD among white infants and an eight-fold increased risk among black infants.–“This is the first report that exposure to ethyl benzene, a compound present in crude oil, was associated with CHD,” Dr. McCarver said. Humans also can be exposed to ethyl benzene through inhalation of motor vehicle emissions, gasoline pump vapors and cigarette smoke.—“The association with ethyl benzene exposure is concerning, particularly considering recent oil spills,” she said. “However, additional confirmatory studies are needed.” The study also adds to existing concerns about trichloroethylene (TCE). “This is of particular importance because TCE is a commonly used degreasing agent, which also is present in many cleaners and spot removers. TCE also has been the most common chemical identified around hazardous waste sites,” Dr. McCarver said.”Limiting known maternal exposure to this compound during early pregnancy appears prudent, particularly among those at increased CHD risk,” Dr. McCarver concluded.–Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Academy of Pediatrics, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

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    Compost Tea –is easily made by soaking or steeping compost in water. The resulting compost tea is used for either a foliar application (sprayed on the leaves) or applied to the soil.

     

    We all know that compost is a wonderful addition to soil and helps our gardens grow better. You and your garden plants can benefit even more by using compost tea.

     

    By using compost tea to replace chemical-based fertilizers,

    pesticides, and fungicides, you can garden safer and be more protective of the environment. Compost tea:

     

    Equipment and ingredients to make compost tea

    • Increases plant growth

    • Provides nutrients to plants and soil

    • Provides beneficial organisms

    • Helps to supress diseases

    • Replaces toxic garden chemicals

    Supplies needed:

     

    • 2 – 5 gallon buckets

    • 1 gallon mature compost

    • 1 aquarium pump

    • 1 gang valve (to divide the air

    supply into several streams)

    • 4 gallons of water

    • 3 feet + of aquarium hose

    • unsulfured molasses

     

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    [U1]And omega 3’s are not healthy and in fact increase heart failure over a prolong use over a period of time
    [U2]Monsanto is owned by the Vatican
    [U3]What is not being said is the negative implications of consuming fish oils and the heart failure and free radical damage they can cause due to the rate of oxidation in the blood stream and the mercury content in fish among other things
    [U4]You will die of several different types of genetically modified cancers or virus infections or worse with this ooverloading the body
    [U5]MOLD and people who are allergic to mold will wind up further breaking down and will need medications just to breathe—an increase in asthma-bronchitis and emphysema and other respiratory disorders will arise out of this
    [U6]This is going to be hugely problematic—OMEGA 3”S cannot be heated above 104 degrees or they become a carcinogen and here this is being used in the food processing of finished foods—this again is lethal on several fronts not to mention that soy causes cancer and will further exasperate an already broken system
    [U7]The REAL reason for the regulations 6Mil times 30 dollars ( avg cost of a supplement ) = 180 million dollars Lost Revenue to the drug companies—eveyone should break the law and tell the EFSA ( FDA) to go to Hell !!!

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    Show of the Week May 23 2011

     

    Bed Bugs Carrying Superbug MRSA

     

    Coffee May Reduce Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer in Men

     

    Human Milk from Cloned Transgenic Cattle

     

    In vitro antimicrobial activity of ten medicinal plants against clinical isolates of oral cancer cases

     

    An aqueous extract of Curcuma longa (turmeric) rhizomes stimulates insulin release and mimics insulin action

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    Bed Bugs Carrying Superbug MRSA—

     

    Two of the world’s least favorite forms of pestilence have teamed up, apparently, to form a “superbug-superbug.” A hospital in downtown Vancouver discovered bedbugs carrying MRSA on patients.-Bedbugs have not been known previously to spread disease and it’s not clear if the MRSA originated with the bedbugs or if they picked it up from infected patients. The concern here is if MRSA gets into the bloodstream, which is possible with excessive scratching.–Let’s hope this isn’t as alarming as it sounds. Otherwise, our future bedtime saying will go, “Good night. Don’t let the bedbugs bite…or spread methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.”— Alarming combo: Bedbugs with ‘superbug’ germ found–ATLANTA — Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph “superbug.”Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood.–Bedbugs have not been known to spread disease, and there’s no clear evidence that the five bedbugs found on the patients or their belongings had spread the MRSA germ they were carrying or a second less dangerous drug-resistant bacteria.–However, bedbugs can cause itching that can lead to excessive scratching. That can cause breaks in the skin that make people more susceptible to these germs, noted Dr. Marc Romney, one of the study’s authors.–The study is small and very preliminary. “But it’s an intriguing finding” that needs to be further researched, said Romney, medical microbiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.–The hospital is the closest one to the poor Downtown Eastside neighborhood near the city’s waterfront. Romney said he and his colleagues did the research after seeing a simultaneous boom in bedbugs and MRSA cases from the neighborhood. Five bedbugs were crushed and analyzed. MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, was found on three bugs. MRSA is resistant to several types of common antibiotics and can become deadly if it gets through the skin and into the bloodstream.Two bugs had VRE, or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.–Both germs are often seen in hospitals, and experts have been far more worried about nurses and other health care workers spreading the bacteria than insects. It’s not clear if the bacteria originated with the bedbugs or if the bugs picked it up from already infected people, Romney added. The study was released Wednesday by Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sources: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42991071/

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    Coffee May Reduce Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer in Men

     

    Men who regularly drink coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study. What’s more, the lower risk was evident among men who drank either regular or decaffeinated coffee.

    ScienceDaily (May 17, 2011) — Men who regularly drink coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. What’s more, the lower risk was evident among men who drank either regular or decaffeinated coffee.–The study was published May 17, 2011, in an online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. “Few studies have specifically studied the association of coffee intake and the risk of lethal prostate cancer, the form of the disease that is the most critical to prevent. Our study is the largest to date to examine whether coffee could lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer,” said senior author Lorelei Mucci, associate professor of epidemiology at HSPH. Lethal prostate cancer is cancer that causes death or spreads to the bones.–Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among U.S. men, affecting one in six men during their lifetime. More than 2 million men in the U.S. and 16 million men worldwide are prostate cancer survivors.–“At present we lack an understanding of risk factors that can be changed or controlled to lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer. If our findings are validated, coffee could represent one modifiable factor that may lower the risk of developing the most harmful form of prostate cancer,” said lead author Kathryn Wilson, a research fellow in epidemiology at HSPH.—The researchers chose to study coffee because it contains many beneficial compounds that act as antioxidants, reduce inflammation, and regulate insulin, all of which may influence prostate cancer. Coffee has been associated in prior studies with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstone disease, and liver cancer or cirrhosis.–The study examined the association between coffee consumption and the risk of prostate cancer, particularly the risk for aggressive prostate cancer among 47,911 U.S. men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study who reported their coffee consumption every four years from 1986 to 2008. During the study period, 5,035 cases of prostate cancer were reported, including 642 fatal or metastatic cases.

    Among the findings:

    Men who consumed the most coffee (six or more cups daily) had nearly a 20% lower risk of developing any form of prostate cancer.
    The inverse association with coffee was even stronger for aggressive prostate cancer. Men who drank the most coffee had a 60% lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer.
    The reduction in risk was seen whether the men drank decaffeinated or regular coffee, and does not appear to be due to caffeine.
    Even drinking one to three cups of coffee per day was associated with a 30% lower risk of lethal prostate cancer.
    Coffee drinkers were more likely to smoke and less likely to exercise, behaviors that may increase advanced prostate cancer risk. These and other lifestyle factors were controlled for in the study and coffee still was associated with a lower risk.
    The results from this study need to be validated in additional populations that have a range of coffee exposure and a large number of lethal prostate cancer cases. If confirmed, the data would add to the list of other potential health benefits of coffee. The authors currently are planning additional studies to understand specific mechanisms by which coffee may specifically lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer.–The study was supported by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, the American Institute for Cancer Research, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

    Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Harvard School of Public Health, viaEurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.—Journal Reference-Kathryn M. Wilson, Julie L. Kasperzyk, Jennifer R. Stark, Stacey Kenfield, Rob M. van Dam, Meir J. Stampfer, Edward Giovannucci, Lorelei A. Mucci. Coffee Consumption and Prostate Cancer Risk and Progression in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, May 17, 2011 DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djr151

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    Human Milk from Cloned Transgenic Cattle

    Scientists attempting to create human-like transgenic cow’s milk for large-scale
    human consumption despite grave concerns over health hazards and unacceptable
    animal suffering. Prof Joe Cummins—Human milk is enjoyed by infants and essential for the survival of tiny premature infants. It is desirable for all neonates and it has been found to be effective in clinical settings such as post-operative nutritional management following intestinal resection, severe food allergies, metabolic diseases, immune deficiencies, chronic renal insufficiency, and heart diseases with failure to thrive due to feeding intolerance. It was reported that human milk therapy improved the quality of life measures in the psychological and spiritual domains for a group of patients with cancer. Growing clinical evidence has placed human milk feeding and the supply of donor milk as a basic right for preterm infants

    Human lysozyme
    At present, the production of fully human milk in GM cattle has not yet been
    achieved. Nevertheless, Professor Ning Li, the director of the State Key
    Laboratories for AgroBiotechnology at the China Agricultural University has
    produced a number of cloned transgenic cattle producing important human protein
    components in their milk. Lysozyme is an enzyme that attacks bacterial
    pathogens. The human lysozyme (HLZ)-containing plasmid used to transform cells
    of cattle, called the pBC2-HLY-NEOR transgene vector, contains the HLZ coding
    region, a bovine b-casein signal peptide DNA sequence, and one selection marker,
    the neomycin resistance gene . After somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning (see
    [2] Cloned Meat and Milk Coming, SiS 50), 312 blastocyst embryos were
    transferred into surrogate mother cattle. Thirty-seven calves were born at full
    term (2 from nuclei donated by cells of foetal genital ridge, FG; 11 from nuclei
    donated by fetal oviduct epithelial cells, FOV; 23 from nuclei donated by fetal
    oviduct epithelial cells, FOV-19; and 1 from nuclei donated by bovine foetal
    fibroblasts, BWFF-b1). Seven calves died within a few hours after birth, and six calves died within 6 months after birth. Twenty-four calves survived and were healthy after weaning; these calves were from two cell types, genital ridge cells (2 calves) and oviduct epithelial cells (22 calves). Of these, 17 healthy cloned transgenic cattle resulted that expressed recombinant human lysozyme (rHLZ), but only 4 were lactating normally. Thus, the ‘success’ rate was only a little over 1 percent of the selected implanted embryos, hardly justifying the authors’ claim that [3]: “This approach could provide an inexpensive and
    industrial-scale method for the purification of rHLZ. In addition, we have shown
    that the enzymatic properties and physicochemical characteristics of rHLZ were
    identical to those of HLZ. Transgenic cow milk will likely be beneficial to the
    health of livestock as well.” Apart from the unacceptable death rates (and
    suffering) among calves, nothing was said of the suffering in surrogate mothers.

    Human lactoferin–Ning Li’s laboratory earlier produced cattle producing human lactoferrin. The recombinant human lactoferrin gene (rhLF) was contained in a large bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC). Cattle foetal fibroblasts were co-microinjected with a 150-kb BAC containing the entire hLF gene (including 90-kb and 30-kb 59 and 39 flanking regions) and a plasmid encoding a marker gene. The nuclei of transformed fibroblasts were injected into the eggs of cows from which the cow nucleus had been removed. The eggs were then stimulated to produce blastocyst embryos which were implanted into surrogate cattle mothers to complete development. The success rate was not much better.–
    The researchers stated [4]: “With subsequent transgenic cloning, we obtained
    transgenic cattle that expressed a high-level of functional rhLF. Of 623
    reconstructed embryos, 280 developed to blastocysts. Among these, 98 randomly
    chosen blastocysts were transferred to 50 recipient cows. Ten cows became
    pregnant after embryo transfer, and five calves were born at full term (the
    others were spontaneously aborted). Finally, two calves, named 211 and Xiang, survived after weaning and both were apparently healthy. Three out of five
    calves died of gastrointestinal disease after birth. It is well established that
    some unknown mechanisms affect the development, growth and/or survival of cloned animals. Though neonatal losses are common in cloning and decrease the overall success rate, the surviving calves are almost always transgenic.” The unknown factors make consuming the GM cloned milk very risky indeed.

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    In vitro antimicrobial activity of ten medicinal plants against clinical isolates of oral cancer cases

    Manju Panghal, Vivek Kaushal and Jaya PARKASH Yadav

     

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    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011, 10:21 doi:10.1186/1476-0711-10-21

    Published: 20 May 2011

    Abstract (provisional)

    Background

    Suppression of immune system in treated cancer patients may lead to secondary infections that obviate the need of antibiotics. In the present study, an attempt was made to understand the occurrence of secondary infections in immuno-suppressed patients along with herbal control of these infections with the following objectives to: (a) isolate the microbial species from the treated oral cancer patients along with the estimation of absolute neutrophile counts of patients. (b) assess the in vitro antimicrobial activity medicinal plants against the above clinical isolates.

    Methods

    Blood and oral swab cultures were taken from 40 oral cancer patients undergoing treatment in the radiotherapy unit of Regional Cancer Institute, Pt. B.D.S. Health University, Rohtak, Haryana. Clinical isolates were identified by following general microbiological, staining and biochemical methods. The absolute neutrophile counts were done by following the standard methods. The medicinal plants selected for antimicrobial activity analysis were Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav ( Narrow-leaved Asphodel )., Asparagus racemosus Wild ( Wild Asparagus )., Balanites aegyptiaca (Desert date, Jericho balsam, Egyptian Balsam, Balanos, Zacum oil plant, Soapberry tree)L., Cestrum diurnum L ( Day-blooming Jessamine, and Day-blooming Jasmine.)., Cordia dichotoma G. Forst ( fragrant manjack ), Eclipta alba L( False Daisy, yerba de tago, and bhringraj )., Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng ( Curry Tree ). , Pedalium murex L ( Puncture Vine or Tribulus )., Ricinus communis L.( Castor Bean ) and Trigonella foenum graecum L (Fenugreek ). The antimicrobial efficacy of medicinal plants was evaluated by modified Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method. MIC and MFC were investigated by serial two fold microbroth dilution method.

    Results

    Prevalent bacterial pathogens isolated were Staphylococcus aureus (23.2%), Escherichia coli (15.62%), Staphylococcus epidermidis (12.5%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (9.37%), Klebsiella pneumonia (7.81%), Proteus mirabilis (3.6%), Proteus vulgaris (4.2%) and the fungal pathogens were Candida albicans (14.6%), Aspergillus fumigatus (9.37%). Out of 40 cases, 35 (87.5%) were observed as neutropenic. Eight medicinal plants (A. tenuifolius, A. racemosus, B. aegyptiaca, E. alba, M. koenigii, P. murex R. communis and T. foenum graecum) showed significant antimicrobial activity (P < .05) against most of the isolates. The MIC and MFC values were ranged from 31 to 500 mug/ml. P. aeruginosa was observed highest susceptible bacteria (46.6%) on the basis of susceptible index.

    Conclusion

    It can be concluded that treated oral cancer patients were neutropenic and prone to secondary infection of microbes. The medicinal plant can prove as effective antimicrobial agent to check the secondary infections in treated cancer patients.

     

    Recipe–make a tea with some of these herbs or utilze them as a capsulated supplement or apply topically ( castor bean produces a castor oil and so this can be applied topically as well in any area–ratio them out either be weight or volume ( provided they are in powder form )

     

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    An aqueous extract of Curcuma longa (turmeric) rhizomes stimulates insulin release and mimics insulin action on tissues involved in glucose homeostasis in vitro.

    Phytother Res. 2011 Mar;25(3):396-401

    Authors: Mohankumar S, McFarlane JR

    Curcuma longa (turmeric) has been used widely as a spice, particularly in Asian countries. It is also used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine as an antiinflammatory and antimicrobial agent and for numerous other curative properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of an aqueous extract of Curcuma longa (AEC) on tissues involved in glucose homeostasis. The extract was prepared by soaking 100 g of ground turmeric in 1 L of water, which was filtered and stored at -20°C prior to use. Pancreas and muscle tissues of adult mice were cultured in DMEM with 5 or 12 mmol/L glucose and varying doses of extract. The AEC stimulated insulin secretion from mouse pancreatic tissues under both basal and hyperglycaemic conditions, although the maximum effect was only 68% of that of tolbutamide. The AEC induced stepwise stimulation of glucose uptake from abdominal muscle tissues in the presence and absence of insulin, and the combination of AEC and insulin significantly potentiated the glucose uptake into abdominal muscle tissue. However, this effect was attenuated by wortmannin, suggesting that AEC possibly acts via the insulin-mediated glucose uptake pathway. In summary, water soluble compounds of turmeric exhibit insulin releasing and mimicking actions within in vitro tissue culture conditions.–PMID: 20734343 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    Recipe—Soak tumeric powder in a water solution or make a tea—and with meal use small amounts of this with your meal to increase insulin sensitivity—this would eb good for those with diabetes 1 or 2

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    Black elderberry extract shows anti-infection activity
    A liquid extract from black elderberry may inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria by upwards of 70 percent, suggest new data from cell studies from Justus-Liebig University in Germany.

    Addition of a standardized extract of black elderberry inhibited the growth of the bacteria, Branhamella catarrhalis and Streptococcus pyogenes, two strains often found in association with upper respiratory tract infections, by 70 percent, when used at a concentration of 10 percent, according to findings published in the open-access BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. –“The activities shown by the elderberry liquid extract suggest that additional and alternative approaches to influenza infections might be provided by natural products,” wrote researchers led by Torsten Hain at the university’s Institute for Medical Microbiology. –The study used BerryPharma AG’s commercially-available Rubini ingredient, and the study was partially funded by BerryPharma.

    History of use

    BerryPharma AG recently released an updated version of a book originally written in 1644 in Latin by Dr Martin Blochwich. The book was subsequently translated into English and German in 1655 and reprinted in 1677.

    The handbook, reportedly conceived as a reference guide for medical practitioners who lived in the countryside or villages of Europe, was subsequently forgotten before staff at BerryPharma AG “recognised the historical importance of this early work and wanted to share the rare opportunity to experience life in the 1670’s through the eyes of a progressive medical practitioner”, said the company in July 2010. –Building on these earlier accounts of the potential health benefits of elderberry, the new study reports the potential benefits of a liquid extract standardized to contain a minimum of 3.2 percent anthocyanins for immune health. –The German scientists used the microtitre broth micro-dilution assay to assess the extract’s antimicrobial and antiviral activity. At concentrations of 5, 10, 15, and 20 percent, the extract was tested against two different strains of influenza virus, and three Gram-positive bacteria and one Gram-negative bacterium associated with upper respiratory tract infections. —Results showed (reportedly for the first time) that the extract was effective against Streptococcus pyogenes and group C and G Streptococci (Gram-positive), as well as Branhamella catarrhalis (Gram-negative). —In addition to 70 percent inhibition of all the bacteria at the 10 percent concentration level, when used at the highest concentration a growth inhibition of 99 percent was recorded. For the two influenza viruses, inhibition of influenza A was about 30 percent, while influenza B was inhibited by 25 percent, said the researchers. —“The result would suggest that elderberry liquid extract blocks factors on the cell surface needed by [influenza A] for efficient infection of […] cells,” wrote the researchers. –“Since preliminary results of other investigations indicate an inhibitory effect of elderberry liquid extracts against influenza A and B viruses, it can be concluded that the molecular target of elderberry extract is common to both viral genera,” they added.

    In vivo

    “Regarding the usability of the elderberry liquid extract for in vivo testings, a compromise between concentration and low viscosity should be found to provide the best possible results,” wrote the German researchers. “For practical purposes, an optimum route of administration would need to be determined and it would have to be decided which strategy to pursue in considering the potential of the extract.” —

    Recipe—take elderberry and fuse in honey to make a honey jam—what you will need is to take a ¼ cup of elderberry and a half cup of honey add to blender and proceed to blend—if the honey is to thick thin it down a tad by adding either 1 oz of aloe vera juice/gel or 1 oz of brandy ( you may have to increase it depending on the ratios of elderberry and the honey—blend til fused smooth—7-10 minutes depending on the blender ) and when done pour into glass ( not plastic) and use daily 1-3 teaspoons a da

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    Potential use of Piper nigrum ethanol extract against pyrethroid-resistant Aedes aegypti larvae.

    Simas NK, Lima Eda C, Kuster RM, Lage CL, de Oliveira Filho AM.

    Núcleo de Pesquisas de Produtos Naturais, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ.

    Abstract

    Fractionation of Piper nigrum ethanol extract[U3], biomonitored by assays on pyrethroid-resistant Aedes aegypti larvae yielded isolation of the larvicidal amides piperolein-A and piperine. Comparing LC50 values, the ethanol extract (0.98 ppm) was the most toxic, followed by piperolein-A (1.46 ppm) and piperine (1.53 ppm

    Recipe- Get the essential oil of black pepper and add 10 drops to 8 oz of alcohol and add to it garlic extract ( if desired or for out door use ) and spray the area or clothing you are wearing—or take black pepper and fuse into a blender with alcohol and allow to blend for 10 minutes and then strain afterwards with a handkerchief ( to increase the potency put in the strained alcohol and add more pepper and blend again for another 5 minutes and then strain) this will concentrate this more so—and again use on clothing or areas of problems—direct contact to the skin may cause some irritation for some —but usually actsas a pain deterrent

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    Commission requests urgent safety review of aspartame from EFSA
    The European Commission has asked EFSA to conduct a full re-evaluation of the safety of aspartame by July 2012, due to MEPs’ concerns and EFSA’s decision to look more closely at two recent studies on carcinogenicity and pregnancy effects.

    EFSA spokesperson Lucia de Luca told FoodNavigator.com that the agency has received a mandate for a complete re-evaluation of aspartame, and that the scientists are “looking at it and verifying what the risk manager is looking for”. While EFSA has not yet completed the administrative work to accept the request, a full review of aspartame was already planned for 2020; EFSA has been reviewing the safety of all food additives previously approved for use in the EU, and having made its way through colours and flavourings, sweeteners were the last category to be looked at. A spokesperson for John Dalli, Commissioner for Health and Consumers, said there are several reasons for bringing forward the review with a 13-month deadline. –Firstly, he said “there have been concerns lately and questions from MEPs”. At the second reading of the proposed food information regulation last month MEPs voted for a mandatory warning label on products about aspartame consumption in pregnancy. —In addition, he said EFSA said earlier this year that two recent studies on aspartame, a mouse study on carcinogenicity and an epidemiological study in sweeteners and pre-term delivery, did not give reason to reconsider safety of aspartame and over approved sweeteners – but subsequently decided to do an in-depth study. EFSA’s scientific opinion on interpretation of the results of the carcinogenicity study, as well as suggested implications of methanol reported in both studies, is due by the end of this year. Commenting on bringing forward the full re-evaluation, de Luca said: “It is fine if we have to do it before.”

    Will MEPs heed opinion?

    There is no guarantee that the MEPs’ call for warning labels on aspartame will be hushed until the findings of the full re-evaluation are published next year, however. -Dalli’s spokesperson said: “EU decisions have to be based on science.” There is a precedent of MEPs pressing ahead with actions before EFSA’s opinion is available, however. In 2008 they succeeded in a last minute addition to the FIAP additives package requiring a warning label on products containing the so-called Southampton colours due to hyperactivity concerns. In EFSA’s opinion the Southampton study did not give scientific grounds for linking the colours to hyperactivity in children.[U4] The spokesperson said that in this case “there was more nuance in some phrases” which may indicate the colours could be problematic for some consumers. There has already been a clash between MEPs and EFSA over aspartame. In March the agency expressed disappointment over the Parliament’s reporting of a hearing over aspartame in which it participated. –It said in a statement: “Unfortunately, when reporting the outcomes of this meeting, the organisers of the hearing continue to repeat errors and misinformation. EFSA reaffirms that any possible risks from aspartame have been considered by scientific bodies worldwide and the current Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) ensures consumers are protected.” [U5]–A spokesperson for aspartame producer Ajinomoto declined to comment on the mandate for earlier re-evaluation of the sweetener until EFSA has communicated its acceptance

     

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    Chlorine and Childhood Cancer

    ScienceDaily (May 25, 2011) — A significant positive association between the risk of childhood leukemia and levels of chlorine-containing chemicals in the atmosphere has been found by researchers in Portugal. Details are reported in the current issue of the International Journal of Environment and Health.–Maria do Carmo Freitas of the Technological and Nuclear Institute in Sacavém, Portugal, and statistician Maria Martinho of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, emphasise that potential emissions from paper-related industry, forest fires, pesticides manufacturing, heavy chemical industry and fossil fuel power stations may lead to higher levels of chlorine-containing carcinogens in the air.–Freitas and colleague have investigated the correlation between atmospheric pollution levels of 22 chemical elements, including arsenic, nickel, lead and mercury, as gleaned from an analysis of lichens used as biomarkers of these pollutants and looked at the leukemia deaths in 275 counties across Portugal.—They explain how lichens have been used as accurate biomarkers of pollution levels since the 1970s. Lichens are excellent biomonitors because they depend largely on atmospheric depositions for their nutrient supply, thus showing elemental compositions which reflect the gaseous, dissolved and/or particulate elements in the atmosphere, the team explains. Collecting and analysing lichens across a large geographical area thus reveals the elements present in the air across that area and so gives researchers a map of pollutants which can be overlaid with epidemiological data, on leukemia incidence, for example.—The team further explains that leukemia typically results from malignant transformation of white blood cells and accounts for almost a third of all cancers in children under the age of fifteen years. In Portugal, during the period 1970 to 1999 there were 30 cases per million children each year on average. However, while some evidence has linked the disease to exposure to ionising radiation or to the known carcinogen benzene the cause of most cases remains unknown. Previous work has also found no correlation between atmospheric levels of arsenic, mercury nickel and lead as revealed by lichen surveys. However, chlorine-content has been associated with the incidence of diabetes and there are significant associations with malignant growths and bromine, iodine, nickel, lead, sulfur, antimony and vanadium contents of lichens.–“The significant association found of course does not imply causality,” explains Freitas. “More research will be needed to confirm causality and if so the underlying mechanisms.”–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Inderscience, via AlphaGalileo.–Journal Reference-Maria do Carmo Freitas, Maria Martinho. Investigation of associations between chemical element contents in native lichens and childhood leukaemia. International Journal of Environment and Health, 2011; 5 (1/2): 125 DOI: 10.1504/IJENVH.2011.039861

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    [U1]Sunflower Lecithin has 25% more Phostadyl Choline then soy lecithin and far safer and better–in my opinion any thing derived from soy has toxic issues til now we only had 1 other choice for lecithin and that was egg yolk ( the very thing they keep everyone away from ) which has some of the best healing and supportive elements for the body
    [U2]Again In combination with tumeric should see an increased sensitivity to insulin and utilization of Sugar should improve dramatically –Drug free—the key is as well to Support the Pancreas since there is a direct correlation with the liver in the utilization of sugar and other foods
    [U3]Pepper and Alcohol
    [U4]This has been know for over 50 years—
    [U5]This again is misleading and is showing the Globalist who own Asprtame are protecting ther einterest at the expense of selling ant neurotoxoc sweeteners

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    Show of the Week May 30 2011

    FDA rejects homotaurine NDI bid; finds it is not an amino acid
    Big Island Dairy Farmers fight radiation with Boron

     

    Acetaminophen tied to blood cancers

     

    Free Iodine Therapeutic Application. .

     

    Antioxidant activity and mechanism of action of thymol and carvacrol in two lipid systems

     

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    FDA rejects homotaurine NDI bid; finds it is not an amino acid
    The Food and Drug Administration has rejected Canadian biotech firm Ovos’s bid to win NDI status for its homotaurine brain health ingredient because the agency says the nutrient found in certain seaweeds is not an amino acid.

    In handing its belated response to Ovos’ new dietary ingredient (NDI) petition that was lodged more than 18 months ago, FDA issued a seven-page document detailing why homotaurine is not an amino acid and did not fit any other dietary ingredient category as listed under section 201(ff)(1) of the Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act (FDCA[i1] ). FDA said that for the purposes of that section of the FDCA, “the term ‘amino acid’ refers to an alpha-amino carboxylic acid used as a constituent of proteins or peptides. Homotaurine is a gamma-amino sulfonic acid. It is not an alpha-amino carboxylic acid or a constituent of proteins.” It therefore could not be considered for NDI status, FDA said, adding that the fact Ovos’s homotaurine form was synthetically manufactured also disqualified it. Ovos was sold by Bellus Health to Advanced Orthomolecular Research at the end of 2010. The two companies negotiated an exclusive license and supply agreement for Vivimind, the proprietary version of homotaurine. Responding to the FDA decision, Bellus-Ovos’s attorney Marc Ullman questioned the FDA’s amino acid classification criteria. “Obviously we are extremely disappointed by the FDA’s decision,” he told NutraIngredients-USA.com from the Focus on the Future Conference in Arizona.

    “When I look at the Dietary Supplements and Health Education Act (DSHEA), I see the words ‘amino acid’, I don’t see the words ‘some amino acids’.”

    Hyper-technical argument

    Bellus Health itself was not available for comment at the time of publication but Ullman said it had instructed him and other experts to, “review the validity of FDA’s hyper-technical argument”. -He said the company and his team were “particularly troubled” by the fact that homotaurine had previously been classified as an amino acid when the compound had been considered and approved for use by the FDA in a drug called Campral.

    Commenting on the decision, Ricardo Carvajal, from the Washington DC office of legal firm, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, observed on a blog: “The response also suggests that FDA can be expected to closely scrutinize the applicability of the definition of ‘dietary supplement’ to synthetic substances that are not already part of the food supply.” This distinction was noted in a NutraIngredients-USA story this week about synthetic versions of geranium extracts.

    To read that story click here.

    Drug-supplement switch

    Bellus/Ovos was trying to break new ground with its NDI petition by becoming the first firm to have an ingredient switched from drug to supplement status after its initial efforts to have the ingredient win drug approval fell short at the clinical trial stage. If the application had been accepted, the FDA would have been required to “promulgate regulations” to accommodate the drug-supplement shift. Vivimind is approved for use in dietary supplements in Italy and Spain and Health Canada has approved it under its Natural Health Products Directorate.

    Ovos’s original petition can be found here .

    The FDCA seeks to protect the pharmaceutical market by stating that a substance cannot be marketed as a dietary supplement if it has been authorized for investigation as a new drug “unless the Secretary, in the Secretary’s discretion, has issued a regulation, after notice and comment, finding that the article would be lawful under this Act”.

     

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    Big Island Dairy Farmers fight radiation with Boron

    In the past weeks radioactive levels have increased in Hawaii, with high spikes and a more current leveling off of radiation levels. Milk from the large dairies in Hamakua and Hawi has shown elevated levels of radiation, from 400 to 2400 times the recognized safe levels.–Why is milk contamination significant in the world of agriculture? Because milk represents the overall condition of the entire food chain, since cows consume grass and are exposed to the same elements as crops. So, when milk tests positive for radiation, it indicates the entire food chain is contaminated since cows eat grass. When grass is contaminated everything grown in the same soil is contaminated. This has proposed a serious concern to us farmers, with us asking what can we do? After much consideration, research, and conversations with much appreciated experts in the field of biological farming and human & animal health, we have found some things which we are able to do to protect our soil, animals, and bodies.—Aside from the much recognized supplement potassium iodine as a protection against radioactive iodine, there are a number of ways we can help. We have remembered our friend, elemental boron and the position it plays on the earth. Boron is the only mineral capable of accepting and ionizing radiation that never changes the innards or the nucleus of the cell. Spoken simply, boron can take radiation and release it without upsetting its own very delicate balance.–Boron is used extensively in the nuclear industry. Sodium borate is regularly used for standby liquid control systems, in case of emergencies. It was used in Cheronbyl in 1986 mixed with sand to prevent further radiation leakage. It was also used in 1999 in Tokaimura, Japan, to absorb the massive amounts of radiation after an accident at a plant. Currently it is being dumped on fuel rods and in surrounding waters of the Fukushima plant. Boron is widely recognized as extremely safe and can be used to capture radioactivity on our soils, gardens, orchards, etc. It also can be safely ingested by humans and animals. Boron will accept radiation and ionize it within our bodies, after which our bodies will safely excrement the boron and radioactivity.—We have begun feeding our cows and goats sodium borate at milking times, as well as adding it to free choice kelp and water troughs. In the past years we have monitored boron and other minerals in the soil and have added as necessary to bring levels up to recognized healthy levels. As a safety measure we are planning to implement a boron dosage to all of our pastures, as well as neighboring pastures. For humans, boron can safely ingested at a dosage of 4-10 mg per day. Borax, 11% boron, can be used as a tea and sprayed on your gardens, or land surrounding your home, at a rate of 10# of Borax per acre, 1#, if using elemental boron. Borax can also be ingested at 1/8 tsp to 1 litre water for women, ¼ tsp to 1 litre water for men. Fortunately, red wine and coffee are significant sources of boron, as well as non-citrus fruits, red grapes, plums, pears, apples, avocados, legumes and nuts! Boron is known to be non-carcinogenic, non-mutagenic and has been used internally to protect the astronauts in space as they leave the earth’s protective magnetic field.–Other things we can do to protect our bodies are to consume zeolites, use potassium iodine, receive plenty of glutathione, the best source of which is whey!, eat plenty of supergreens, such as kale, but including chlorella and spirulina, maintain healthy mineral levels, and eat lots of good healthy fats, including raw butter, and coconuts, which offer a fantastic layer of protection for our cells. Baking soda has been known to diminish the severity of change produced by uranium to the kidneys, which are the first to show radiation damages of uranium. Dosage is 1 tsp to 8 oz water for adults and ¼ tsp in 4 oz water for children.–According to Cheryl McCoy, Aboutclay.com, Clay acts as a magnet absorbing anything with a positive charge, ie radiation and toxicity. She suggests washing all produce which may be considered radioactive in 1 part clay to 8 parts water in a non-metallic bowl, soaking for 10 minutes, then rinse and dry as usual. Clay can be added to catchment tanks, drinking water or raw milk to isolate radioactivity, which will not be released once captured by clay. Also, the body cannot digest clay, but will rather release clay through excrement. Clay can be added to milk or drinking water at a dosage of 1 oz Clay to 1 gallon raw milk or drinking water. Either allow to settle and pour off or mix and consume clay and liquid. 1-2 oz clay can be safely consumed per day by an adult, with significant detox abilities.-In these tenuous times it is all we can do to be honestly informed of the situation at hand and act accordingly. We are doing our best to protect our soil, animals and bodies from the elevated levels of radioactivity, and hope that you will also. Our prayers and blessings are with the farmers and families closer to the source of radioactive pollution. We send them our love and hopes for a green, safe future for all on this earth.

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    Chronic use of acetaminophen tied to blood cancers

     

    NEW YORK— Chronic users of the painkiller acetaminophen are at a slightly increased risk for blood cancers, according to a U.S. study. But the risk remains low and it is still uncertain what role the drug plays, the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, added. Earlier work has shown that aspirin use might lower the odds of dying from colon cancer but increase the risk of bleeding ulcers, though the picture has been less clear about blood, or hematologic, cancers.”A person who is age 50 or older has about a 1 percent risk in ten years of getting one of these cancers,” said Emily White at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, who worked on the study.”Our study suggests that if you use acetaminophen at least four times a week for at least four years, that would increase the risk to about 2 percent.”Noting that the current study was the first large prospective one on the issue, as opposed to individual case reports, she added that there’s still no proof that acetaminophen causes cancer. The new trials also need to be confirmed before being used in any treatment decision. White and her team followed nearly 65,000 older men and women in Washington state, all free of any history of cancer, except skin cancer, at the start. At the outset, they asked participants about their use of analgesics over the previous ten years. Over about six years on average, 577 people — or less than 1 percent — developed a hematologic cancer. More than 9 percent of those, though, used high amounts of acetaminophen, compared to only 5 percent of those who didn’t get sick. After accounting for things such as age, arthritis and a family history of certain blood cancers, chronic acetaminophen users had nearly twice the risk of developing the diseases. No other analgesics, including aspirin and ibuprofen, were tried to the risk of blood cancers. White said it’s still too soon to make any recommendations based on the study, adding that none of the painkillers is free of side effect

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    Free Iodine Therapeutic Application

    The eruptive and ulcerative affections of secondary syphilis; but here its influence is less certain, and it will generally be found to operate most effectually with the aid of mercury; the auxiliary being, in my apprehension, the most efficient agent of the two. in iritis it is considered by some, when given in the form of iodide of potassium, as second only to mercury, if it be not equal to that medicine in efficiency.

    Rheumatism, both chronic and neuralgic, sometimes yields happily to iodide of potassium. It has seemed to me to be specially efficacious in those vague rheumatic pains, resembling the affection just treated of as constituting one of the features of old cases of syphilis. I have often seen it effectual in such instances, when there was no reason to suppose that the affection was in any way connected with that disease. It may be tried in other forms of rheumatism, among the alterative remedies to which we are often driven, one after another, by the obstinacy of the complaint, and the impatience of the sufferer; and sometimes, almost unexpectedly, it will seem to do much good; but it cannot be depended on.

    A case of atrophic muscular paralysis was successfully treated by Mr. F. Taylor, of Woodstock, England, with iodide of potassium, given in doses of five grains three times daily[i2] . The disease affected both the upper and lower extremities, and finally the face, and was attended with great atrophy of the muscles, but without any loss of sensibility. In about two weeks from the commencement of the treatment, the patient could sit up in bed, in a few days more could walk with the aid of sticks, and in two months was quite restored to health. {Med. T. & Gaz., July 11, 1863, p. 37.)

    Chronic cutaneous eruptions are also among the complaints in which iodine is often used as an alterative. Though much less effectual in these complaints than either arsenic or mercury, it sometimes appears to be useful, and may be resorted to in connection with the other alteratives mentioned, or in cases in which they may be forbidden. But more may be expected from the topical application of iodine, in these affections, than from its internal use. It may be employed, according to varying circumstances, in the form of a bath, of a lotion, or an ointment. There are few local applications more efficacious, in chronic skin diseases, than the ointment of iodide of sulphur. I consider it second only to the tar ointment. When the affection is very general, the iodine bath may be preferred. In strictly local cases, the tincture of iodine will often be found extremely effectual, sometimes putting an immediate end to the complaint. It requires, however, to be used with caution, when the eruption is a mere symptom of a constitutional affection. Of the great use of tincture of iodine in superficial inflammation, I shall have occasion to treat in another place.

    In poisoning from mercury and lead, particularly the latter, iodide of potassium is an admirable remedy, operating apparently by displacing the metal lodged in the tissues, and then causing its elimination. (See vol. i. p. 153.) Some are disposed to ascribe its efficacy in the form of rheumatism above referred to, connected often with periosteal swelling, to this mode of action; believing that the affection is a kind of mercurial disease. I cannot believe this, until I find proofs, by the discharge of the mercurial by the kidneys, or by the evidence of its peculiar influence vol. ii.-23 on the system, when liberated from its confinement, and admitted into the circulation, that mercury really did exist in the tissues. it has not been my lot to meet with this affection directly traceable to mercury; though few persons have, I presume, in this community, administered it in a larger number of cases than myself. Still, I have no doubt that there are cases of chronic mercurial poisoning, in which the iodide of potassium may be advantageously administered. (See Mercury, page 260.) The medicine has been given, with supposed advantage, in cases of acute mercurialism; and, upon theoretical grounds, it should operate not less efficiently here than in the chronic cases, by eliminating the offending cause, supposing that the whole of the mercurial used has been absorbed, or evacuated from the bowels.

    In lead poisoning, it seems, from the reports made in its favour, to be among the most effectual remedies at our command. in these cases, evidence of its efficiency has been given by the appearance of lead in the urine shortly after its employment. it is applicable to the treatment alike of colica pictonum, and the more chronic poisoning exhibited in lead palsy.

    Anomalous tumours and ulcers, of an obstinate character, generally offer an indication for the use of iodine. The ulcerative affection of the mouth denominated canker, and those of the surface which accompany ecthyma, rupia, lupus, etc., may often be most usefully treated with iodine, or its preparations, internally or locally, or in the two methods jointly. in that form of alveolar periostitis, which is attended with ulceration about the teeth, and their ultimate loss, it is said to have effected cures. it might even be tried in that fatal affection sometimes taken by man from horses, and usually called glanders. A well-marked case of the disease in a horse is said to have ended favourably, under the tincture of iodine given internally in large doses. it may be used in chronic enlargements of the liver, spleen, uterus, and ovary, and in anomalous tumours forming in the mesentery, with some hope of benefit. it will, in the great majority of these cases, fail to be of any service; but sometimes the swellings disappear under its use, and it deserves a trial in all cases not absolutely desperate. Here it may be used both internally, and by extensive friction over the surface of the abdomen with the ointment. Under the impression of its resolvent powers, it has been recommended in the advanced stages of pneumonia, and in the chronic forms of that disease, when the hepatized or consolidated lung is little disposed to resolution. I have used it occasionally, with doubtful advantage.

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    Antioxidant activity and mechanism of action of thymol and carvacrol in two lipid systems

     

     

    Nedyalka V. Yanishlievaa, *, Emma M. Marinovaa, Michael H. Gordonb and Violeta G. Ranevaa

    a Institute of Organic Chemistry with Center of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, kv. Geo Milev, Acad. G. Bontchev Str., bl. 9, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria b Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 226, Reading RG6 6AP, UK

    Received 12 December 1997; accepted 9 February 1998. Available online 25 November 1998.

     

    Abstract

    The autoxidation of purified triacylglycerols of lard and sunflower oil (TGL and TGSO) containing 0.02, 0.05, 0.10 and 0.20% thymol and carvacrol was studied at ambient temperature. The results obtained with the inhibited lipid systems (thymol – TGL; carvacrol – TGL; thymol – TGSO and carvacrol – TGSO) showed that thymol had the highest antioxidant effectiveness and activity during TGSO oxidation. Thymol and carvacrol participated in one side reaction during inhibited TGL oxidation, and thymol took part in two side reactions during TGSO oxidation. Carvacrol molecules did not participate in side reactions during TGSO oxidation. Thymol and carvacrol contributed to chain initiation to a higher degree during TGSO oxidation than during TGL oxidation. Thymol radicals did not participate in chain propagation during TGL and TGSO oxidation. Carvacrol radicals took part in one reaction of chain propagation in both lipid systems. In general, during autoxidation of lipids at ambient temperature, thymol is a more effective and more active antioxidant than carvacrol. Both antioxidants differ in the mechanism of their inhibiting action which depends on the character of the lipid medium. Thymol is a better antioxidant in TGSO than in TGL, whereas the activity of carvacrol in the two lipid systems does not differ significantly.

    Index Terms: antioxidant activity; autooxidation; lipid oxidation; food quality; thymol; carvacrol; sunflower oil; lard

     

     

    When consuming fats any fat or supplement that is fat based –you want to reduce the oxidation process as much as possible- to do this you will need antioxidants—and here is one way of increasing n antioxidant that is relatively inexpensive and can be grown by anyone—you can utilize thyme or Savoury since they both have the antioxidants required to reduce the break down of the lipids ( fats) in the system—

     

    Recipe-You can either Use an essential oil by adding drops to a oil container—750 ml container ( 25 oz) adding anywhere from 3-10 drops in the oil and then shake it well or adding one drop to a tablespoon of any oil you are consuming either straight up or cooking—you can as well add this to any beverage or meat or any food to either protect against any type of pathogen or bacterial or microbial problems —when consuming these foods or fats you will receive the added protection and benefit from not only the antioxidant effect but the anti bacterial-antifungal-antiviral and antimicrobial and antioxidant properties as well.

     

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    Simple Sugar, Lactate, Is Like ‘Candy for Cancer Cells’: Cancer Cells Accelerate Aging and Inflammation in the Body to Drive Tumor Growth

    ScienceDaily (May 28, 2011) — Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have shed new light on the longstanding conundrum about what makes a tumor grow — and how to make it stop. Interestingly, cancer cells accelerate the aging of nearby connective tissue cells to cause inflammation, which ultimately provides “fuel” for the tumor to grow and even metastasize.–This revealing symbiotic process, which is similar to how muscle and brain cells communicate with the body, could prove useful for developing new drugs to prevent and treat cancers. In this simple model, our bodies provide nourishment for the cancer cells, via chronic inflammation.–“People think that inflammation drives cancer, but they never understood the mechanism,” said Michael P. Lisanti, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and a member of the Kimmel Cancer Center. “What we found is that cancer cells are accelerating aging and inflammation, which is making high-energy nutrients to feed cancer cells.”–In normal aging, DNA is damaged and the body begins to deteriorate because of oxidative stress. “We are all slowly rusting, like the Tin-man in the Wizard of Oz,” Dr. Lisanti said. “And there is a very similar process going on in the tumor’s local environment.” Interestingly, cancer cells induce “oxidative stress,” the rusting process, in normal connective tissue, in order to extract vital nutrients.–Dr. Lisanti and his team previously discovered that cancer cells induce this type of stress response (autophagy) in nearby cells, to feed themselves and grow. However, the mechanism by which the cancer cells induce this stress and, more importantly, the relationship between the connective tissue and how this “energy” is transferred was unclear.–“Nobody fully understands the link between aging and cancer,” said Dr. Lisanti, who used pre-clinical models, as well as tumors from breast cancer patients, to study these mechanisms. “What we see now is that as you age, your whole body becomes more sensitive to this parasitic cancer mechanism, and the cancer cells selectively accelerate the aging process via inflammation in the connective tissue.”–This helps explain why cancers exist in people of all ages, but susceptibility increases as you age. If aggressive enough, cancer cells can induce accelerated aging in the tumor, regardless of age, to speed up the process.–The researchers’ findings are being published online June 1st in the journal Cell Cycle in three separate papers.–One paper analyzes the gene profiles of the laser-captured connective tissue, associated with lethal tumors, in human breast cancer patients. In this paper, lethal cancers show the same gene expression pattern associated with normal aging, as well as Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, these aging and Alzheimer’s disease signatures can identify which breast cancer patients will undergo metastasis. The researchers find that oxidative stress is a common “driver” for both dementia and cancer cell spreading.–In another study, the researchers explain that cancer cells initiate a “lactate shuttle” to move lactate — the “food” — from the connective tissue to the cancer cellsThere’s a transporter that is “spilling” lactate from the connective tissue and a transporter that then “gobbles” it up in the cancer cells.”-The implication is that the fibroblasts in the connective tissue are feeding cancer cells directly via pumps, called MCT1 and MCT4, or mono-carboxylate transporters. The researchers see that lactate is like “candy” for cancer cells. And cancer cells are addicted to this supply of “candy.”–“We’ve essentially shown for the first time that there is lactate shuttle in human tumors,” said Dr. Lisanti. “It was first discovered nearly 100 years ago in muscles, 15 years ago in the brain, and now we’ve shown this shuttle also exists in human tumors.”–It’s all the same mechanism, where one cell type literally “feeds” the other. The cancer cells are the “Queen Bees,” and the connective tissue cells are the “Worker Bees.” In this analogy, the “Queen Bees” use aging and inflammation as the signal to tell the “Worker Bees” to make more food.–Researchers also identified MCT4 as a biomarker for oxidative stress in cancer-associated fibroblasts, and inhibiting it could be a powerful new anti-cancer therapy.–“If lethal cancer is a disease of “accelerated aging” in the tumor’s connective tissue, then cancer patients may benefit from therapy with strong antioxidants and anti-inflammatory drugs,” said Dr. Lisanti. “Antioxidant therapy will “cut off the fuel supply” for cancer cells.” Antioxidants also have a natural anti-inflammatory action.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Thomas Jefferson University, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal References-Diana Whitaker-Menezes, Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outschoorn, Zhao Lin, Adam Ertel, Neal Flomenberg, Agnieszka K. Witkiewicz, Ruth C. Birbe, Anthony Howell, Stephanos Pavlides, Ricardo Gandara, Richard G. Pestell, Federica Sotgia, Nancy J. Philp and Michael P. Lisanti. Evidence for a stromal-epithelial ‘lactate shuttle’ in human tumors: MCT4 is a marker of oxidative stress in cancer-associated fibroblastsCell Cycle, 2011; 10 (11): 1772-1783 [link] –Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outschoorn, Diana Whitaker-Menezes, Zhao Lin, Neal Flomenberg, Anthony Howell, Richard G. Pestell, Federica Sotgia and Michael P. Lisanti. Cytokine production and inflammation drive autophagy in the tumor microenvironment: Role of stromal caveolin-1 as a key regulatorCell Cycle, 2011; 10 (11): 1784-1793 [link] –Agnieszka K. Witkiewicz, Jessica Kline, Maria Queenan, Jonathan R. Brody, Aristotelis Tsirigos, Erhan Bilal, Stephanos Pavlides, Adam Ertel, Federica Sotgia and Michael P. Lisanti. Molecular profiling of a lethal tumor microenvironment, as defined by stromal caveolin-1 status in breast cancersCell Cycle, 2011; 10 (11): 1794-1809 [link]

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    Heart Disease Deaths Four Times Higher With Low Salt Intake

    Maybe you are among the fortunate few who enjoyed salty seasoned meals, defying all medical warnings and nagging from your friends and family. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is changing their tune about salt intake. Natural health professionals have long valued salt for cardiovascular balance among other benefits. JAMA will publish a study that shows that people with greater salt intake are the ones more likely to avoid hypertension, heart disease and death. Doctors never really could explain why they believed lower salt intake would improve heart health. But don’t expect convention doctors to sing the praises of salt any time soon

    Heart Disease Deaths Four Times Higher With Low Salt Intake: JAMA Study

    As Gaia Health has informed you, there is no truth to the claim that high salt intake is unhealthy. In fact, evidence shows the opposite to be true. Forget all those claims that you need to keep your salt intake low to maintain heart health. It isn’t true. Those claims have been based on deeply flawed studies and the medical establishment’s enforcement of lock-step obedience to whatever the current orders happen to be. Right now, one of them is that lower salt intake is healthy for everyone. The reality is exactly the opposite for most people. Today, the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA) is publishing a study of 3,681 people that correlated their salt intake with hypertension and cardiovascular disease and death. The results are clear: People with greater salt intake have significantly less heart disease and death from it. The authors concluded: The associations between systolic pressure and sodium excretion did not translate into less morbidity or improved survival. On the contrary, low sodium excretion predicted higher cardiovascular mortality. Taken together, our current findings refute the estimates of computer models of lives saved and health care costs reduced with lower salt intake. They do also [sic] not support the current recommendations of a generalized and indiscriminate reduction of salt intake at the population level. However, they do not negate the blood pressure-lowering effects of a dietary salt reduction in hypertensive patients  Notice, also, that lowering blood pressure is not beneficial to health, though that claim is also routinely made. As the JAMA study shows, a slight decrease in blood pressure occurs with lowered salt intake; it’s nominal and entirely unrelated to outcomes .Trial participants were followed for a median of 7.9 years. Overall, the death rates were:  Independence of the Study The study, entitled “Fatal and Nonfatal Outcomes, Incidence of Hypertension, and Blood Pressure Changes in Relation to Urinary Sodium Excretion”, did not suffer from the common flaws of many, if not most, medical studies. It wasn’t financed by Big Pharma. None of the authors received money from Big Pharma or industries related to the topic studied. There were no ghost authors; the researchers who drafted the manuscript are specified. The researchers named first and last in the credits, Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek, MD, PhD and Jan A. Staessen, MD, PhD for the European Project on Genes in Hypertension, were both the research leaders and the actual authors. How Are Estimates of Death Rates from Salt Intake Generally Made? Of course, we’re all aware of just how consistently we’re told that lower salt intake improves heart health. But how do you suppose they come up with the estimates that supposedly prove it? It’s done by magic, of course! As the study’s authors point out, presumptions are fed into computer models, which grind out predefined results of “lives saved”. The claims are based on bits being tossed around inside computer chips, not on real-life data. Furious Response from Mainstream Medicos As might be expected, mainstream medical so-called experts are furious about the study. According to reporting by Lisa Nainggolan of theHeart.org, Dr. Graham MacGregor, of Queen Mary University, London, a low-salt promoter who has managed to con the entire UK nation into reducing food salt content, the findings are “paradoxical” and, therefore, cannot be trusted. He stated: They’ve shown that salt puts up blood pressure, and yet they then claim that salt relates inversely to events. Well, that doesn’t make sense…[It illustrates] the bias of the authors, in my view. Everything else that has been shown to lower BP is beneficial in terms of heart attacks and strokesHe further stated that the paper is “badly written” and has “severe methodological problem, and continued with: I really don’t think this is worth paying attention to. They are trying to create a stir. This is clever, but it’s harmful in my view. It’s like saying we don’t think cigarettes are harmful so we shouldn’t do anything about smoking. The overall evidence [in favor of salt reduction] is overwhelming. That isn’t to say we wouldn’t change our mind if we had really good evidence, but I don’t think this is it. This will not divert us from reducing salt intake worldwide. At a high-level meeting of the World Health Organization, salt reduction has been recommended as the next thing after tobacco reduction because it’s so cost-effective to implement and so easy to do. MacGregor uses typical methods of obfuscating. He attacks the quality of the study, but offers little to support his assertion. He makes sweeping claims without supporting them. He then falls back on one of the grand standards for those who don’t really have good evidence to support their contentions: They make clear that their view is the popular one. In the end, MacGregor states that, even if the study were “perfectly done” it wouldn’t make any difference, because there are so many that support his point of view. What he doesn’t mention is how deeply flawed those studies are. As I discussed in Take a Grain of Salt With That Salt Reduction Advice, careful analysis of most of those studies shows that they tend to cherry-pick data, while meta analysis of the data itself shows the same results as this study.

    Turning Differing Views Into Heresy

    The danger inherent in rigidly held beliefs by entrenched health powers is clearly revealed here. Modern medicine’s focus on treating disease, rather than on maintaining health, has resulted in promotion of many false claims, with obvious negative effects on the well-being of people. It has become virtual heresy to suggest that any claims by modern medicine are incorrect. It’s so ingrained that even alternative medicine often follows the pack, as in the advice to lower salt intake.And now, we have governments enforcing these false claims. Salt reduction is being enforced in the food industry. Schools are reducing salt in lunches—and some schools are forcing children to eat their lunches instead of bringing them from home. There is now an industry in place to push people into consuming less salt. Don’t expect the results of this study to have any effect on what modern medicine or their cohorts in crime, governmental agencies, do regarding salt recommendations. Too much is riding on them. Reputations of doctors and high-ranking government officials could be harmed if the truth were acknowledged. The waste of massive amounts of the public’s money in promoting lower salt intake would betray the political health of elected officials. In that world, the actual health of the people carries little weight. As a result, any pseudo-study that promotes the approved doctrine is pointed out as “proving” the official proclamation. Any honest study that demonstrates the truth is quickly ridiculed, condemned, and then quietly swept under the rug. Humans have understood the value of salt since humans have existed. It was traded among the earliest communities on earth—likely back in the times of cave dwelling. We use expressions like “salt of the earth” because of that recognition of its value. Only in modern times, with science corrupted by corrupted medicine and government ,is salt treated as our enemy. by Heidi Stevenson

    Source: http://gaia-health.com/articles401/000449-lower-salt-higher-death.shtml

     

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    GM soy- The invisible ingredient ‘poisoning’ children

    The home of Petrona Villasboa is surrounded by genetically modified (GM) soy fields. The golden crop looks like a bumper harvest but for her it is a symbol of death. -Petrona Villasboa, with a picture of her son Silvino Talavera, who she claims died of ‘intoxication’ after being sprayed by pesticides. Photo: FRIENDS OF THE EARTH

    By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent 7:00AM BST 02 May 2011

    “Soy destroys people’s lives,” she says. “It is a poison. It is no way to live. Soy is deadly to us”.   Sitting outside her painted green shack in rural Paraguay, the mother of eight describes the day in January 2003 when her 11-year-old son Silvino Talavera came home from cycling to the shops.   “I was washing clothes down by the river and he came to tell me he had been sprayed by one of the mosquitoes (the spraying machines behind a tractor),” she says.   “He smelt so bad that he took his clothes off and jumped straight in the water.”   The busy mum did not think much more about it. For people living around GM soy fields spraying with chemicals is a common occurrence.    But later that day the whole family was ill after eating the food that was carried through the heavily-sprayed fields.   Petrona rushed her youngest child to hospital and by the time she was back Silvino was in bed rigid with pain.   Now in a blind panic, she begged local farmers to take her to hospital.   “He was violently sick, he said mummy, my bones ache, his skin went black,” she says.   By the time they arrived in the city Silvino was paralysed, all the doctors could do was administer pain killers, while his mother wiped the foam from his mouth. In a few hours he was dead.   To the family it was clear this horrific death was caused by chemical intoxication but in their grief no autopsy was ever carried out. It was only after years of campaigning that Petrona managed to get the case to court. Eventually two local farmers were convicted of causing the death, though it is unclear whether they have ever been sent to prison.   Like many court cases in Paraguay there are serious unanswered questions. But Petrona is sure of one thing, that her son’s death was caused by GM soy and we should listen to her because we are eating it.  Daily Telegraph investigations have found that every single supermarket in Britain stocks meat and dairy from animals fed GM soy. Leading brands including Cadbury, Unilever and Dairycrest, also use products from livestock fed GM.   In fact the new technology is so widespread that it is likely at least one item of food you eat today will have come from an animal fed GM soy, whether it was the milk on your cereal or the bacon in your sandwich.   But what effect is our growing reliance on soy having on the countries supplying Britain with this ‘invisible ingredient’?   Paraguay, a landlocked country in the heart of South America, is on the front line of the new craze for growing ‘green gold’.   In many ways it is the perfect place to grow unsustainable soy. Ruled by despotic dictators for centuries, the country is famous for being a hot bed of drug smugglers, Nazi war criminals and even al-Qaeda. Even now, with a new democratically government in place, corruption is rife and regulations to protect the people are lax to say the least.   In the last year the amount of land planted with soy has grown to a record 2.6 million hectares, most of which is GM, leading to claims of deforestation, violent land disputes and the ‘poisoning’ of local communities.   Already it is estimated that 90 per cent of the Atlantic Rainforest in Paraguay has been lost to make way for crops, taking with it thousands of unique plants species, hundreds of rare birds and endangered animals like the jaguar.   There is evidence that soy production is now moving into the vast ‘Gran Chaco’ in the north of the country, the home of some of the last uncontracted tribes on Earth. The Natural History Museum are currently planning an expedition to the area in the hope of finding hundreds of undiscovered species before it is too late.   Its not just animals that suffer, the forests were also home to humans. Groups of Guarani people claim they have been driven from their land by the soy farmers. They can be seen camping in pathetic tarpaulin shacks in the town squares or on the road side. ‘Campesinos’, the small farmers who have traditionally worked the land, also claim they have been displaced. Since the first soy boom of 1990 it is estimated 100,000 farmers in Paraguay have been forced to migrate to urban slums. Like the ‘wild west’, as soy production moves into new areas there have been violent clashes between land owners and peasants occupying the land. Many of the ‘invaders’ are from Brazil or the even more alien Mennonites, a religious sect from Germany. Amnesty International say fights over land has led to several deaths, thousands of arrests and hundreds of injuries. In some areas there are reportedly armed guards protecting the soy fields 24 hours a day.   Those peasants who have clung to their land claim, like Petrona, that they are being “poisoned” by the ‘mosquitoes’. Most of the crop in Paraguay is GM and requires spraying with agrochemicals. Just as in the UK, farmers are expected to follow certain regulations when spraying fields such as leaving a space between homes or school playgrounds. ‘Live’ barriers of trees should be planted to protect communities and spraying is not allowed in strong winds or hot conditions.  However growing evidence of contamination, poisonings and even deaths suggest the rules are not being followed.   Farmers are also reported to be using compounds that are outlawed in Europe such as the 2,4-D or combinations of chemicals that could be dangerous.   Dr Stela Benítez, a paediatrician at Asuncion University, carried out a study in 2006 summarised in a respected American paediatrics journal, that found women living within 1km of sprayed fields were twice as likely to have a child with deformities.   She is quite certain that there is a risk and the regulations should be applied when spraying close to people’s homes, after all there are rules in Europe, so why not protect people in poorer countries?   “I am worried about a lack of control in an industry that does not apply the principle of protection over all our children,” she says.   The flouting of the law seems to be the main problem in a tour of Paraguay with Friends of the Earth to meet some of the victims of pesticides spraying.   The most recent case happened this January in the rolling hills of Colonia Yeruti, where a few families plant maize amid the growing fields of soy. Isabella Portillo, 26, describes how both her husband Reuben Caceras, 28, and her 2-year-old son Diego became sick after the fields were sprayed with a heavy dose of chemicals. The baby survived but she says her husband died of “intoxication” a few days later. “It is hard without him,” she says. “I feel completely alone.”   In Itakyru a whole community was affected when poisons “rained from the sky” and Guarani women and children were rushed to hospital. The chief says Giralda Gauto Vera, 18, and her daughter Giseli, 18 months, were in hospital for four days after the planes came. Later the authorities confirm that aerial spraying should not even be allowed in an area dotted with the dwellings of indigenous people.   Dr Angie Duarte, who has treated dozens of patients at the public hospital in Curuguaty for what she believes is “intoxication”, admits that many of the worse affected communities are already suffering from malnutrition, immune deficiency and perhaps even using dangerous chemicals themselves on crops.   But isn’t that all the more reason to ensure they are protected?   “How much is it costing to get this so wrong?” she asks. “I fear this will become a problem for the future because more people are getting sick and it impacts on health system. It is in everyone’s interests to act.”   Soy has certainly been in Paraguay’s economic interest over the last year, driving unprecedented growth of 14.5 per cent, ahead of even China.   Sweeping his hand across the shimmering fields, Breno Batista Bianchi is confident that it is soy farmers like him that the country has to thank.   Using new machinery and GM, he is reporting record yields while using less pesticides and water   Of course there are some problems with ‘super weeds’, that build up resistance to chemicals, and outbreaks of disease, but these can easily be solved.  “They will invent new seeds, new chemicals,” he says.   But this blind faith in progress is not shared by everyone.   Paraguay might be providing the soil, water and labour but a tiny percentage of the population see the profits. Soy is not even taxed and most of it leaves South America labelled as ‘Brazilian’ as shipments are mixed in together at the sea ports.   Oskar Rivas, the Environment Minister in a new socialist government, says the growth of soy must not be at the expense of the people.

     

    “It is false development. Who foots the bill? The countryside, the people and the ecosystems and who keeps the profit? The corporations.”   Sr Rivas said it is up to the British consumer to demand change.   While he accepts it is too late to stop GM being grown in Paraguay, he insists more non-GM could be grown, just as in Brazil where whole states have insisted on a more sustainable system, or at least a more sustainable crop.  You have the right to demand cheap milk and meat but you also have the right to demand milk and meat from environmentally sound sources,” he adds.  New initiatives such as the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTSS), backed by WWF, hope to encourage this sort of production by producing a new label for soy, including GM soy, produced in a sustainable way. Already it has been taken up by major supermarkets in the UK including Waitrose, Asda, M&S and Sainsbury’s although many environmental groups are against a scheme that endorses GM.   Sitting in his new office complex, that is currently been dug up to make an organic garden, Sr Rivas sketches out his vision for a country that uses some of the best growing conditions in the world to produce healthy sustainable food.  Already Friends of the Earth International are working with local charity Sobrevivencia to teach communities environmental law so they can fight back when communities are sprayed and organic farming techniques so they can make their own food.   “At the moment we all lose out,” says the minister. “With a different structural process we could all win.”

     

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    Pathogen New to Science Found in Roundup Ready GM Crops?

    USDA senior scientist sends “emergency” warning to US Secretary of Agriculture
    Tom Vilsack on a new plant pathogen in Roundup Ready GM soybean and corn that may be responsible for high rates of infertility and spontaneous abortions in livestock. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho–An open letter appeared on the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance founded and run by Judith McGeary to save family farms in the US [1, 2].  The letter, written by Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University, to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, warns of a pathogen “new to science” discovered by “a team of senior plant and animal scientists”. Huber says it should be treated as an “emergency’’, as it could result in “a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies.”——The letter appeared to have been written before Vilsack announced his decision to authorize unrestricted commercial planting of GM alfalfa on 1 February, in the hope of convincing the Secretary of Agriculture to impose a moratorium instead on deregulation of Roundup Ready (RR) crops.  The new pathogen appears associated with serious pervasive diseases in plants -sudden death syndrome in soybean and Goss’ wilt in corn – but its suspected effects on livestock is alarming.  Huber refers to “recent reports of infertility rates in dairy heifers of over 20%, and spontaneous abortions in cattle as high as 45%.”This could be the worst nightmare of genetic engineering that some scientists including me have been warning for years [3] (see Genetic Engineering Dream or Nightmare, ISIS publication): the unintended creation of new pathogens through assisted horizontal gene transfer and recombination. Huber writes in closing: “I have studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years. We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.” The complete letter is reproduced below.

    Dear Secretary Vilsack:

    A team of senior plant and animal scientists have recently brought to my
    attention the discovery of an electron microscopic pathogen that appears to
    significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings.
    Based on a review of the data, it is widespread, very serious, and is in much
    higher concentrations in Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans and corn-suggesting a link  with the RR gene or more likely the presence of Roundup. This organism appears NEW to science! This is highly sensitive information that could result in a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies. On the ther hand, this new organism may already be responsible for significant harm (see below). My colleagues and I are therefore moving our investigation forward with speed and discretion, and seek assistance from the USDA and other entities to identify the pathogen’s source, prevalence, implications, and remedies. We are informing the USDA of our findings at this early stage, specifically due to your pending decision regarding approval of RR alfalfa. Naturally, if either the RR gene or Roundup itself is a promoter or co-factor of this pathogen, then such approval could be a calamity. Based on the current evidence, the only reasonable action at this time would be to delay deregulation at least until sufficient data has exonerated the RR system, if it does. For the past 40 years, I have been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks. Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high risk status. In layman’s terms, it should be treated as an emergency. A diverse set of researchers working on this problem have contributed various pieces of the puzzle, which together presents the following disturbing scenario: Unique Physical Properties This previously unknown organism is only visible under an electron microscope (36,000X), with an approximate size range equal to a medium size virus. It is able to reproduce and appears to be a micro-fungal-like organism. If so, it would be the first such micro-fungus ever identified. There is strong evidence that this infectious agent promotes diseases of both plants and mammals, which is very rare. Pathogen Location and Concentration It is found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn, distillers meal, fermentation feed products, pig stomach contents, and pig and cattle placentas. Linked with Outbreaks of Plant Disease The organism is prolific in plants infected with two pervasive diseases that are driving down yields and farmer income-sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soy, and Goss’ wilt in corn. The pathogen is also found in the fungal causative agent of SDS (Fusarium solani fsp 
    glycines). Implicated in Animal Reproductive Failure Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of this organism in a wide variety of livestock that have experienced spontaneous abortions and infertility
    . Preliminary results from ongoing research have also been able to reproduce abortions in a clinical setting. The pathogen may explain the escalating frequency of infertility and spontaneous abortions over the past few years in US cattle, dairy, swine, and horse operations. These include recent reports of infertility rates in dairy heifers of over 20%, and spontaneous abortions in cattle as high as 45%. For example, 450 of 1,000 pregnant heifers fed wheatlege experienced spontaneous abortions. Over the same period, another 1,000 heifers from the same herd that were raised on hay had no abortions. High concentrations of the pathogen were confirmed management using glyphosate. Recommendations In summary, because of the high titer of this new animal pathogen in Roundup Ready crops, and its association with plant and animal diseases that are reaching epidemic proportions, we request USDA’s participation in a multi-agency investigation, and an immediate moratorium on the deregulation of RR crops until the causal/predisposing relationship with glyphosate and/or RR plants can be ruled out as a threat to crop and animal production and human health.-It is urgent to examine whether the side-effects of glyphosate use may have facilitated the growth of this pathogen, or allowed it to cause greater harm to weakened plant and animal hosts. It is well-documented that glyphosate promotes soil pathogens and is already implicated with the increase of more than 40 plant diseases; it dismantles plant defenses by chelating vital nutrients; and it reduces the bioavailability of nutrients in feed, which in turn can cause animal disorders. To properly evaluate these factors, we request access to the relevant USDA data.

    I have studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years. We are now seeing an
    unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This
    pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It
    deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general
    collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.

    Sincerely,

    COL (Ret.) Don M. Huber Emeritus Professor, Purdue University APS Coordinator, USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS)

    References

    1. “Researcher: Glyphosate (Roundup) or Roundup Ready Crops May Cause
    Animal Miscarriages”, Jill Richardson, La Vida Locavore, 18 February 2011
    http://www.lavidalocavore.org/diary/4523

    2. “Researcher: Glyphosate (Roundup) or Roundup Ready Crops May Cause Animal
    Miscarriages”, 18 February 2011, http://farmandranchfreedom.org/gmo-miscarriages

    3. Ho MW. Genetic Engineering Dream of Nightmare? The Brave New World of Bad
    Science and Big Business, Third World Network, Gateway Books, MacMillan,
    Continuum, Penang, Malaysia, Bath, UK, Dublin, Ireland, New York, USA, 1998,
    1999, 2007 (reprint with extended Introduction). http://www.i-
    sis.org.uk/genet.php

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    Toxin from GM crops found in human blood

    Dinesh C. Sharma  | New Delhi, May 11, 2011 | 09:30

     

    Bt toxin is widely used in genetically modified crops.–Fresh doubts have arisen about the safety of genetically modified crops, with a new study reporting presence of Bt toxin, used widely in GM crops, in human blood for the first time.-Genetically modified crops include genes extracted from bacteria to make them resistant to pest attacks.-These genes make crops toxic to pests but are claimed to pose no danger to the environment and human health. Genetically modified brinjal, whose commercial release was stopped a year ago, has a toxin derived from a soil bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis ( Bt). Till now, scientists and multinational corporations promoting GM crops have maintained that Bt toxin poses no danger to human health as the protein breaks down in the human gut. But the presence of this toxin in human blood shows that this does not happen.–Scientists from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, have detected the insecticidal protein, Cry1Ab, circulating in the blood of pregnant as well as non-pregnant women.-They have also detected the toxin in fetal blood, implying it could pass on to the next generation. The research paper has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in the journal Reproductive Toxicology. The study covered 30 pregnant women and 39 women who had come for tubectomy at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) in Quebec.–None of them had worked or lived with a spouse working in contact with pesticides.–They were all consuming typical Canadian diet that included GM foods such as soybeans, corn and potatoes. Blood samples were taken before delivery for pregnant women and at tubal ligation for non-pregnant women. Umbilical cord blood sampling was done after birth.Cry1Ab toxin was detected in 93 per cent and 80 per cent of maternal and fetal blood samples, respectively and in 69 per cent of tested blood samples from non-pregnant women. Earlier studies had found trace amounts of the Cry1Ab toxin in gastrointestinal contents of livestock fed on GM corn. This gave rise to fears that the toxins may not be effectively eliminated in humans and there may be a high risk of exposure through consumption of contaminated meat.-“Generated data will help regulatory agencies responsible for the protection of human health to make better decisions”, noted researchers Aziz Aris and Samuel Leblanc.–Given the potential toxicity of these environmental pollutants and the fragility of the foetus, more studies are needed, particularly those using the placental transfer approach, they added Experts have warned of serious implications for India. Cottonseed oil is made from seeds of genetically modified cotton and thus Bt toxin may have already entered the food chain in India.–“Indian regulators should be immediately called for detailed toxicological studies to know the extent of contamination of the human blood with Bt toxins coming from cottonseed oil, and also ascertain its long term health impacts,” Sharma said.

     

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    Meat grown in TEST TUBES instead of on the farm is ‘only a few years away’ as scientists cook up ‘in vitro’ burgers

    By Brian Clark Howard

    Although the thought of a juicy steak or chicken tender raised in a laboratory, disassociated from fur or feathers, may sound unappetizing, scientists say it’s only a matter of years before we’ll all be tucking in to ‘in vitro meat’.-To one researcher in the growing field, Dr. Vladimir Mironov of the Medical University of South Carolina, it’s not a question of how long it will take before seeing the products on store shelves, it’s a question of how much it will cost to develop. Dr Mironov told ABC: ‘If I had 10 million dollars, then maybe 5 or 10 years’. —Appetizing?: The Tissue Culture and Art Project by Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr and Guy Ben Ary in 2003 invited guests to eat meat grown in the lab from frog cells–Growing meat: Nicholas Genovese of the Medical University of South Carolina works on a new batch of ‘in vitro meat’, which he hopes will be safer than natural meat for consumers

    It’s a surprisingly frank revelation from a scientist about something that seems ripped straight out of science fiction.-In fact, Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed dystopic novel ‘Oryx and Crake’ described just such a food stuff. In the 2003 book, characters of the future munch on pinkish ‘ChickieNobs’, which are chicken nuggets made in a lab, without actual chickens.-Also that year, The Tissue Culture and Art Project by Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr and Guy Ben Ary invited guests to an art gallery in France to dine on meat grown in the lab from frog cells.-In a trend that perhaps suggests our growing alienation from the methods of our foo d production, urban legends have circulated for several years that this or that fast food chain has already been serving us meat from ‘genetically engineered’ animal parts that lack heads or hearts.-The fact remains that such production methods have remained out of reach, but are getting closer every day. Dr Mironov has been working on the problem for a decade. He says the essential process is taking stem cells from an animal and then immersing them in a plant-derived mixture of nutrients.-Science: Supporters of in vitro meat say it could offer environmental, health and animal welfare benefits  As the cells develop, they attach to a natural scaffold, gradually forming muscle tissue, which as butchers know is the primary ingredient in meat. -Scientists envision being able to customize meat blends based on individual taste, fat content or even nutrients. In other words, if you like your beef extra lean, you can have it your way with just the turn of a dial. Want some extra vitamins that are said to boost libido? No problem, juice it up – maybe even with your home-based grower.-Currently, it costs the equivalent of tens of thousands of dollars to make a patty of ‘in vitro’ meat in the lab. –But boosters hope economies of scale will mean prices will drop dramatically, if the procedure can be industrialized on a large scale.–One of Dr Mironov’s assistants, Nicholas Genovese, told ABC: ‘There’s many products that we’ve eaten for centuries, such as beer and bread, and these are accepted, traditional products of biotechnology. This is taking it to the next step’. Custom products: Dr. Vladimir Mironov of the Medical University of South Carolina says we may one day be able to order artificial meat to taste, and with extra nutrients-Point taken, although scientists may be underestimating humankind’s strong emotional attachment to our food. -One need only look at the strong opposition to genetically modified foods in much of Europe as evidence, and those products are arguably less foreign than meat grown by a guy in a white lab coat. Still, boosters claim the benefits of in vitro meat will outweigh the initial ick factor –  after all, how brave was the person who first tried an oyster? Mr Genovese said:’Conventional meat is a leading cause of food poisoning. Cultured meat produced in aseptic conditions would not have access to those pathogens.’ Outspoken animal rights activists PETA (People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have been calling for lab-raised, ‘animal-free’ meat for years, and have been bankrolling some of the research. They argue that our current system of animal agriculture is extremely destructive to the planet and our own health, let along the lives of millions of animals raised for slaughter every year. Future food: Scientists say they need more money to research artificial meat, which they think may be ready in as few as 5 to 10 years PETA points to studies estimating production of meat accounts for about 20 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, since ‘factory farming’ is so energy intensive (there’s also the challenge of safely disposing of mountains of smelly waste). Researchers of in vitro meat have therefore found unusual allies in some animal and environmental activists, many of whom otherwise push for a return to ‘more natural’ means of food production, such as organics, ‘Slow Food’, and local eating. For now, the coalition appears fragile, and it’s unclear if fears will be raised about the novelty of the products down the line, or some untested risk, should they get approved by regulatory agencies and commercialized.–Dr Mironov says researchers need more money to advance the science before more is known.

     

     

    Show of the Week  June 6  2011

    Cancers’ Sweet Tooth May Be Weakness

    Understanding Cancer Energetics: Researchers Solve Mystery of Warburg Effect

    Tumors Use Sugars To Avoid Programmed Cell Death

    Many Cancer Survivors Can’t Shake Pain, Fatigue, Insomnia, Foggy Brain

    Biology of Pain and some Remedial Elements

    Substances that alleviate Pain are known as Analgesics.

     

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    Cancers’ Sweet Tooth May Be Weakness

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2009) — The pedal-to-the-metal signals driving the growth of several types of cancer cells lead to a common switch governing the use of glucose, researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered.-Scientists who study cancer have known for decades that cancer cells tend to consume more glucose, or blood sugar, than healthy cells. This tendency is known as the “Warburg effect,” honoring discoverer Otto Warburg, a German biochemist who won the 1931 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Now a Winship-led team has identified a way to possibly exploit cancer cells’ taste for glucose.-The results were published recently in the journal Science Signaling.-Normally cells have two modes of burning glucose, comparable to sprinting and long-distance running: glycolysis, which doesn’t require oxygen and doesn’t consume all of the glucose molecule, and oxidative phosphorylation, which requires oxygen and is more thorough.—Cancer cells often outgrow their blood supply, leading to a lack of oxygen in a tumor, says Jing Chen, PhD, assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology at Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute. They also benefit from glycolysis because leftovers from the inefficient consumption of glucose can be used as building blocks for growing cells.–Even if they have oxygen, cancer cells still prefer glycolysis,” Chen says. “They depend on it to grow quickly.”–Working with Chen, postdoctoral researcher Taro Hitosugi focused on the enzyme PKM2 (pyruvate kinase M2), which governs the use of glucose and controls whether cells make the switch between glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation. PKM2 is found predominantly in fetal cells and in tumor cells.—In many types of cancer, mutations lead to over-activation of proteins called tyrosine kinasesChen’s team showed that tyrosine kinases turn off PKM2 in lung, breast, prostate and blood cancers. Introducing a form of PKM2 that is not sensitive to tyrosine kinases into cancer cells forces them to grow slower and be more dependent on oxygen, they found.–Because the active form of PKM2 consists of four protein molecules stuck together, having a tyrosine kinase flip the “off” switch on one molecule can dampen the activity for the others.—“People knew that tyrosine kinases might modify PKM2 for decades but they didn’t think it mattered,” Chen says. “We showed that such a modification is important and you even don’t need that much modification of PKM2 to make a difference in the cells’ metabolism.”–PKM2 could be a good drug target, because both inhibiting it or activating it can slow down cancer cell growth. Biotechnology companies are already searching for ways to do so, Chen says.–Scientists from Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Yale University, Cell Signaling Technology Inc. and Novartis contributed to the paper.–The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

    The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Emory University.—Journal Reference-Hitosugi et al. Tyrosine Phosphorylation Inhibits PKM2 to Promote the Warburg Effect and Tumor GrowthScience Signaling, 2009; 2 (97): ra73 DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2000431

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    Understanding Cancer Energetics: Researchers Solve Mystery of Warburg Effect

    ScienceDaily (June 3, 2011) — It’s long been known that cancer cells eat a lot of sugar to stay aliveIn fact, where normal, noncancerous cells generate energy from using some sugar and a lot of oxygen, cancerous cells use virtually no oxygen and a lot of sugar. Many genes have been implicated in this process, and now, reporting in the May 27 issue of Cell, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered that this so-called Warburg effect is controlled.—“It turns out to be a feed-forward mechanism, where protein A turns on B, which in turn goes back and helps A do more,” says Gregg Semenza, M.D., Ph.D., the C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Medicine, director of the vascular program at Johns Hopkins’ Institute for Cell Engineering and a member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. “PKM2 normally functions as an enzyme involved in the metabolism of glucose, but in this case we have demonstrated a novel role in the control of gene expression in cancer cells.”–Nearly 20 years ago, Semenza’s research team discovered that HIF-1 can turn on a number of genes that that help cells survive when oxygen levels fall too low. In addition to genes that contribute to building new blood vessels, HIF-1 also turns on genes involved in the metabolic process that turns glucose into energyOne of those genes, pyruvate kinase M2 or PKM2, catalyzes the first step of this metabolic process and is present only in cancer cells.—To figure out whether and if HIF-1 and PKM2 interact, the team first engineered cells to have or lack HIF-1. They kept them in high or low oxygen for 24 hours and found that cells starved of oxygen, but containing HIF-1, had more PKM2 than cells without HIF-1, suggesting that HIF-1 controls the production of PKM2.—The team then asked if HIF-1 and PKM2 physically interact with each other by isolating one of the two proteins from cells; they found that pulling one out also resulted in the other coming along for the ride, showing that the two proteins do in fact bind to each other.–Knowing that the primary function of HIF-1 is to bind DNA and turn on specific genes, Semenza’s team next asked whether PKM2 somehow helped HIF-1 do that. They examined genes known to be activated by HIF-1 in low oxygen after the removal of PKM2 and found that without PKM2, less HIF-1 was bound to DNA.–Now armed with evidence that PKM2 helps HIF-1 turn on genes, the team looked at the activity of genes directly involved in the metabolic pathway that burns so much sugar in cancer cells and compared genes known to be activated by HIF-1 with those not affected by HIF-1. Removing PKM2 from cells had no effect on genes not controlled by HIF-1 but reduced the activity of HIF-1-controlled genes.

    “These results were really astounding,” says Semenza. “In addition to solving the long-standing mystery of the Warburg effect, we also discovered that PKM2 may play a far broader role in promoting cancer progression than has been appreciated before.” This study was funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.—Authors on the paper are Weibo Luo, Hongxia Hu, Ryan Chang, Jun Zhong, Matthew Knabel, Robert O’Meally, Robert Cole, Akhilesh Pandey and Gregg Semenza, all of Johns Hopkins.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.—Journal Reference-Weibo Luo, Hongxia Hu, Ryan Chang, Jun Zhong, Matthew Knabel, Robert O’Meally, Robert N. Cole, Akhilesh Pandey, Gregg L. Semenza. Pyruvate Kinase M2 Is a PHD3-Stimulated Coactivator for Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1Cell, 2011; 145 (5): 732-744 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.03.054

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    Tumors Use Sugars To Avoid Programmed Cell Death

    ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2008) — Researchers at the Duke School of Medicine apparently have solved the riddle of why cancer cells like sugar so much, and it may be a mechanism that could lead to better cancer treatments.—Jonathan Coloff, a graduate student in Assistant Professor Jeffrey Rathmell’s laboratory in the Duke Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, has found that the tumor cells use glucose sugar as a way to avoid programmed cell death. They make use of a protein called Akt, which promotes glucose metabolism, which in turn regulates a family of proteins critical for cell survival, the researchers shared during an April 15 presentation at the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting in San Diego.—In normal cells, growth factors regulate metabolism and cell survival. Removing these factors leads to loss of glucose uptake and metabolism and cell death. Cancer cells, however, maintain glucose metabolism and resist cell death, even when deprived of growth factors.–To study how Akt might affect these processes, Coloff and colleagues introduced a cancer-causing form of Akt called myrAkt, into cells that depend on growth factor to survive. The mutant form of Akt allowed cells to maintain glucose usage and survive even when no growth factors were present, allowing them to bypass a normal safeguard used by cells to prevent cancer development.—The death of normal cells after growth factors are removed is partly accomplished by two proteins called Mcl-1 and PumaBut the cancer-causing version of Akt prevents these two proteins from accomplishing their tasks, allowing the cell to survive when it shouldn’t.—Once glucose was withdrawn from the environment, however, Akt was no longer able to maintain regulation of the key targeted proteins Mcl-1 and Puma, and the cells died.

    “Akt’s dependence on glucose to provide an anti-cell-death signal could be a sign of metabolic addiction to glucose in cancer cells, and could give us a new avenue for a metabolic treatment of cancer,” said Dr. Rathmell.

    Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Duke University Medical Center –

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    Many Cancer Survivors Can’t Shake Pain, Fatigue, Insomnia, Foggy Brain

    ScienceDaily (June 4, 2011) — When people finish treatment for cancer, they want to bounce back to their former vital selves as quickly as possible. But a new Northwestern Medicine study — one of the largest survivor studies ever conducted — shows many survivors still suffer moderate to severe problems with pain, fatigue, sleep, memory and concentration three to five years after treatment has ended.–“We were surprised to see how prevalent these symptoms still are,” said study co-investigator Lynne Wagner, an associate professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a clinical health psychologist at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. “This is one of the first looks at what’s really happening for survivors in terms of symptoms and treatment among community-based treatment settings across the U.S.”–The persistent pain in survivors who are cancer-free and no longer receiving any treatment is particularly \ haven’t come a long way in managing pain despite a lot of medical advances, ” she said. “This is eye opening. It tells us we need to be better in clinical practice about managing our survivors’ pain.”–Wagner is presenting the findings at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago. June 5 is National Cancer Survivors Day.–Cancer survivors seem to slip through the cracks in healthcare in terms of getting treatment for their pain and other symptoms.—“We don’t have a great system to provide care to cancer survivors,” Wagner said. “Cancer survivors are left trying to put the pieces together to find optimal care. They ideally need to see someone who is knowledgeable about the long-term affects of treatment.” She pointed to the example of the STAR (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) Survivorship Program at Lurie Cancer Center, a comprehensive long-term follow-up program for survivors of pediatric cancer.–The study included a sample of 248 survivors of breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer. The survivors were primarily female and white, and most were more than five years post-diagnosis. They also had been treated in community settings — where 80 percent of people with cancer are treated in the United States — as opposed to academic medical centers. This group best represents the typical experience of cancer survivors around the country, Wagner said.

    The most common symptoms reported by survivors were fatigue (16 percent), disturbed sleep (15 percent), cognitive difficulties (13 percent) and pain (13 percent.)—Survivors need education programs for transitioning from treatment to life as a cancer survivor, and this education should include skills for managing these difficult and chronic symptoms, Wagner said. Medical providers also need to be educated about survivors’ lingering symptoms.–“It is acceptable for someone actively going through cancer treatment to have pain medications, but when they transition to being survivors, that acceptance goes away,” Wagner said. “If they ask for pain medication again, doctors may worry that they are getting addicted.” The study also pointed out the need to develop better ways to address sleep problems, fatigue and lasting difficulties with memory and concentration. Non-drug interventions for improving sleep are effective, Wagner said, and researchers need to tailor these for cancer survivors.–Exercise is the most effective weapon against cancer-related fatigue, but it’s challenging to adhere to an exercise regime when you don’t feel well. “We need to see how we can be more effective in promoting physical activity among survivors,” Wagner said.—Researchers also documented any treatment interventions for study participants’ symptoms and then repeated an assessment of the symptoms four weeks later.–“We generally found the same severity of these symptoms one month later, suggesting they tend to be chronic,” Wagner said.–The study stemmed from a 2002 National Cancer Institute meeting on pain, fatigue and depression in cancer. Participants concluded more research was needed on the prevalence of these symptoms.–The study was funded by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, which is funded primarily by the National Institute of Cancer.–Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Northwestern University, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

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    Biology of Pain and some Remedial Elements

     

    1.-Nociceptors (a group of Sensory Receptors located throughout the body) convert mechanical, thermal or chemical stimulations that injure or threaten the body’s tissues into Nerve Impulses that generate the sensation of Pain and transmit these Nerve Impulses via the Peripheral Nervous System to Presynaptic Terminals on the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord.

    2.-In the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord, Substance P (a Neuropeptide) is released and activates Neurons that transmit further Nerve Impulses relating to Pain to the Brain (specifically the Brain Stem and the Thalamus) via the Spinothalamic Tract and the Spinoreticular Tract.  research

    3.-Norepinephrine is released from the Locus Coerulus of the Medulla and travels via descending inhibitory pathways to the Dorsal Horn where it reduces the release of Substance P (thereby inhibiting the sensation of Pain).

    4.-Serotonin is released from the Raphe Nucleus of the Medulla and travels via descending inhibitory pathways to the Dorsal Horn where it reduces the release of Substance P (thereby inhibiting the sensation of Pain).

    5.-Serotonin also reduces the sensation of Pain by stimulating the release of Opioids from the Medulla and the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord (Opioids reduce the release of Substance P).

    These Substances Alleviate Pain

     

    Substances that alleviate Pain are known as Analgesics.

     

    Alkaloids

     

    Capsaicin (administered orally or applied topically via a cream) alleviates Pain.

     

    Amino Acids

     

    Glutamine reduces the sensation of Pain.

     

    Glycine alleviates Pain (by stimulating the production of Endorphins)-However, Glycine cannot pass through the Blood-Brain barrier, so this effect may be difficult to achieve with supplemental Glycine.

     

    Leucine alleviates Pain (by stimulating the production of Endorphins).

     

    Methionine alleviates Pain (by stimulating the production of Endorphins).  research

     

    The “D” or “DL” forms of Phenylalanine alleviate chronic Pain (by blocking the Enkephalinase enzyme that breaks down the Opioids involved in the suppression of Pain)-This effect only occurs in some people – inexplicably Phenylalanine has no effect on some people’s perception of Pain.

     

    Tryptophan (2,000 – 4,000 mg per day) increases the body’s Pain threshold (the underlying mechanism for this aspect of Tryptophan may be that Tryptophan is required for the release of Beta-Endorphin, one of the body’s natural Pain relieving compounds).

    Tyrosine alleviates Pain (by stimulating the production of Endorphins).

     

    Enzymes

     

    Bromelain reduces the Pain associated with Wounds or Surgery (by minimizing the Inflammation and Edema associated with Wounds).

     

    Papain alleviates the Pain associated with the Inflammation caused by sports injuries or Surgery (in approximately 87% of patients).

     

    Serrapeptase alleviates the Pain associated with Edema, Inflammation and Surgery.

     

    Volatile Oils

     

    Dimethylvinylcarbinol (a constituent of Hops) alleviates Pain.

     

    Eugenol alleviates Pain. ( clove-all spice-cinnamon-have these compnenets in them

     

    These Foods/Herbs Help to Alleviate Pain

     

    Fruit

     

    Lime (juice applied topically to Teeth/Gums) alleviates the Pain associated with Toothache.

     

    Herbs

     

    American Ginseng alleviates Pain.

     

    Black Cohosh reputedly alleviates Pain (due to the Salicylates content of Black Cohosh).

     

    Blue Vervain alleviates Pain.

     

    Burdock (root) reputedly alleviates Pain (according to folklore). Combine this with Vitamin E as well ( non soy based ) to further the potency and increase the anti cancer properties of each other

     

    Chamomile reduces the sensation of Pain.

     

    Chaparral alleviates Pain (due to the Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (NDGA) content of Chaparral).

     

    Chillis alleviate Pain (due to their Capsaicin component).  research

     

    Cloves alleviate Pain (due to Eugenol).

     

    Ginger alleviates Pain.

     

    Hops alleviate Pain (due to the Dimethylvinylcarbinol content of Hops).

     

    Kava Kava helps to reduce Pain.  research

     

    Korean Ginseng alleviates Pain.

     

    Noni alleviates Pain (it functions as an analgesic).

     

    Willowbark alleviates Pain (due to Salicin which is chemically similar to Acetylsalicylic Acid [i.e. Aspirin]).

     

    Zizyphus alleviates Pain.

     

    Mushrooms

     

    Reishi Mushrooms help to diminish the sensation of Pain (due to Ganoderic Acids).

     

    Birch Polypore Mushrooms as well are very effective in pain killing properties

     

     

     

    Hormones

     

    Melatonin may increase tolerance to Pain.

     

    Minerals

     

    Excessive sensitivity to Pain can occur as a result of Copper deficiency (Copper is essential for the production of Enkephalins which help to reduce the body’s perception of Pain).  research

     

    Germanium very effectively alleviates Pain.

     

    Peptides

     

    Endorphins alleviate Pain by binding to (mu) Opioid Receptors located on Neurons within the Brain and Spinal Cord:  -Beta-Endorphin inhibits the sensation of Pain.  -Enkephalins alleviate Pain by binding to (delta) Opioid Receptors located on Neurons within the Brain and Spinal Cord).

     

    Proteins

     

    Whey Protein helps to alleviate Pain (the Tetrapeptides content of Whey Protein has Opioid-like activity).

     

    Quinones

     

    Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (NDGA) alleviates Pain.  Chapparal

     

    Recreational Drugs

     

    Alcohol (Ethanol) temporarily dulls the sense of Pain-Caution:  Alcohol has many toxic side effects. Special Note —they can be neutralized with NAC/Vitamin C /B1

     

    Marijuana alleviates Pain (by binding to Pain Receptors in the Brain)-Caution:  Marijuana usage is generally illegal and Marijuana usage has toxic side effects. (  Only if the toxics a re planted with the crop )

     

    Sulfuric Compounds

     

    Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) alleviates Pain by inhibiting the conduction of Nerve Impulses associated with Pain in the smaller Nerve Fibers.  research

     

    Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) alleviates Pain (it is speculated that MSM may inhibit the transmission of Nerve Impulses associated with Pain).  research

     

    Vitamins

     

    Folic Acid alleviates Pain.

     

    Inositol alleviates Pain

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    Vitamin B1 (1,000 – 4,000 mg per day) alleviates Pain.

     

    Dosages of supplemental Vitamin B6 in excess of 2,000 mg per day impairs the sense of Pain-Caution:  this extremely high dosage level of Vitamin B6 should not be practiced due to various toxic side effects associated with such a large dosage.

     

    Vitamin C alleviates Pain (by facilitating the production of painkilling Neurotransmitters and by inhibiting the production of Prostaglandin E2).

     

    Vegetables

     

    Lettuce slightly alleviates Pain.

     

    Radish (juice) alleviates the Pain associated with Burns and Insect Bites/Stings.

     

    Other Treatments for Pain

     

    Acupuncture reduces Pain (by stimulating the release of Endorphins).

     

    Sprouts

     

    Rye Sprouts (concentrated extracts of Rye Sprouts such as Oralmat) alleviate Pain (by inhibiting the endogenous production of Substance P).

     

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