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    Growing Evidence Suggests Progesterone Should Be Considered a Treatment Option for Traumatic Brain Injuries

    ScienceDaily (Dec. 25, 2009) — Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, recommend that progesterone (PROG), a naturally occurring hormone found in both males and females that can protect damaged cells in the central and peripheral nervous systems, be considered a viable treatment option for traumatic brain injuries, according to a clinical perspective.—-“Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important clinical problem in the United States and around the world,” said Donald G. Stein, PhD, lead author of the paper. “TBI has received more attention recently because of its high incidence among combat casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Current Department of Defense statistics indicated that as many as 30 percent of wounded soldiers seen at Walter Reed Army Hospital have suffered a TBI, a finding that has stimulated government interest in developing a safe and effective treatment for this complex disorder,” said Stein.–“Growing evidence indicates that post-injury administration of PROG in a variety of brain damage models can have beneficial effects, leading to substantial and sustained improvements in brain functionality. PROG given to both males and females can cross the blood-brain barrier and reduce edema (swelling) levels after TBI; in different models of cerebral ischemia (restriction of blood supply), significantly reduce the area of necrotic cell death and improve behavioral outcomes; and protect neurons distal to the injury that would normally die,” said Stein.—PROG was recently tested in two phase 2 clinical trials for traumatic brain injury and will begin a phase 3 NIH sponsored trial soon.—“Given its relatively high safety profile, its ease of administration, its low cost and ready availability, PROG should be considered a viable treatment option — especially because, in brain injury, so little else is currently available,” said Stein.—This study appears in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. –Story Source:–Adapted from materials provided by American College of Radiology / American Roentgen Ray Society, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

     

    Depression Saps Endurance of the Brain’s Reward Circuitry

    ScienceDaily (Dec. 22, 2009) — A new study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that depressed patients are unable to sustain activity in brain areas related to positive emotion.—The study challenges previous notions that individuals with depression show less brain activity in areas associated with positive emotion. Instead, the new data suggest similar initial levels of activity, but an inability to sustain them over time. The new work was reported online the week of Dec. 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.—“Anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure in things normally rewarding, is a cardinal symptom of depression,” explains UW-Madison graduate student Aaron Heller, who led the project. “Scientists have generally thought that anhedonia is associated with a general reduction of activity in brain areas thought to be important for positive emotion and reward. In fact, we found that depressed patients showed normal levels of activity early on in the experiment. However, towards the end of the experiment, those levels of activity dropped off precipitously.—“Those depressed subjects who were better able to sustain activity in brain regions related to positive emotion and reward also reported higher levels of positive emotion in their everyday experience,” Heller continues.—“Being able to sustain and even enhance one’s own positive emotional experience is a critical component of health and well-being,” notes the study’s senior author, Richard Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry and director of both the UW-Madison Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, and the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior. “These findings may lead to therapeutic interventions that enable depressed individuals to better sustain positive emotion in their daily lives.”—During the study, 27 depressed patients and 19 control participants were presented with visual images intended to evoke either a positive or a negative emotional response. While viewing these images, participants were instructed to use cognitive strategies to increase, decrease or maintain their emotional responses to the images by imagining themselves in similar scenarios. Heller and colleagues used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure brain activity in the target areas. The scientists examined the extent to which activation in the brain’s reward centers to positive pictures was sustained over time.—The work was funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, Fetzer Institute and Impact Foundation, and by gifts from the John W. Kluge Foundation, Bryant Wangard, Ralph Robinson and Keith and Arlene Bronstein.–Story Source:–Adapted from materials provided by University of Wisconsin-Madison, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS

    Supplements or Herbs or Food to consider

    Pregnenolone–increases Progesterone Naturally and is part of the anti depression chemicals that is produced in the brain but can diminish in production through age—suggested dose should be 15 mgs first thing in the morning—the studies done on this was that in the early stages of the industrial age when manufacturing was starting people would be depressed and un-attentive –when given pregnenolone there was a marked improvement in mood and production

    Tyrosine– Taken again first thing in the morning can enhance anti depressant effective and when combo’d with iodine this to will regulate the T4-T3 conversions—dose would be 500 mgs-1000mgs in the morning and midday

    Iodine–taken before bed at night 1-2 drops in 2 ounces of water used daily has been researched to alleviate depression and reverse some cases of bipolar

    Niacinamide–taken at night 500 mgs before bed has also been found to assist in the reversal of being depressed

    Cocoa– taken straight or even in a food or beverage can also increase endorphins which are anti depressing can be combo’s with other supplements like inositol or niacinamide–can be used with nutmeg and vanilla as well

    Nutmeg– impacts the brain and it’s connectiveness and the utilization of signals –this to can have an antidepressing effect

    Vitex or Chaste tree berry– this is a natural way to increase progesterone—use in teas or capsule formats take the suggested dose on the bottle 1-3 times a day or make a tea—this can as well have a deterring effect on the libido for women–reversing this would be to lay off the vitex for a period of time after using this herb for a period of time

    Relatives of Boys With Sexual Birth Defects Not at Risk for Testicular Germ Cell Cancer

    ScienceDaily (Dec. 29, 2009) — Boys with the sexual birth defects known as hypospadias and cryptorchidism are at risk for developing testicular germ cell cancer, but their relatives are not, according to a new study published online December 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.–Although hypospadias, the birth defect that involves an abnormally-placed urinary opening, and cryptorchidism, the lack of descension of one or both testes in the scrotal sac, are associated with a risk of developing testicular germ cell cancer, it was unclear whether all three were part of an inheritable dysgenesis syndrome. ( My foot note here —in Europe they have correlated this to the introduction of SOY contamination in there foods)—To study this relationship, Tine H. Schnack, M.D., of the Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institute, in Copenhagen, and colleagues identified over 2 million men born since 1953. They were followed from April 1968 through May 2008. First-, second-, and third-degree relatives were identified in the Danish Family Relations Database; cryptorchidism and hypospadias patients were identified in the Danish Hospital Discharge Register; and testicular germ cell cancer patients were identified in the Danish Cancer Register.—Men with a personal history of cryptorchidism or hypospadias had an increased relative risk of developing testicular germ cell cancer, but their relatives did not. A total of 5,441 patients developed testicular germ cell cancer. ( Again another Note this would be a form of Birth control by affecting the male genitalia)–The authors write that “…a family history of hypospadias or cryptorchidism was not associated with a general increase in the risk of developing [testicular germ cell cancer]. Thus, our data do not support the hypothesis of shared inheritability of the disorders described under testicular dysgenesis syndrome.”—Study limitations: Misclassification of legal and biological fathers because of privacy could lead to bias in coding of relatives. Diagnoses of cryptorchidism and hypospadias were not recorded for births until 1977, and only later diagnoses made during adolescence could be used.–Story Source:–Adapted from materials provided by Journal of the National Cancer Institute,—

    ØØThere has been a direct link to Mums feeding on Soy during pregnancies is a large contributor to this condition, in Europe

    Pepper Power–Piperine

    Ø Thai black pepper, protects against neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment–Piperine, the main alkaloid of Thai black pepper, protects against neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment in animal model of cognitive deficit like condition of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Food Chem Toxicol. 2009 Dec 21;–Authors: Chonpathompikunlert P, Wattanathorn J, Muchimapura S

    Recently, numerous medicinal plants possessing profound central nervous system effects and antioxidant activity have received much attention as food supplement to improve cognitive function against cognitive deficit condition including in Alzheimer’s disease condition. Based on this information, the effect of piperine, a main active alkaloid in fruit of Piper nigrum, on memory performance and neurodegeneration in animal model of Alzheimer’s disease have been investigated. Adult male Wistar rats (180-220 g) were orally given piperine at various doses ranging from 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg BW at a period of 2 weeks before and 1 week after the intracerebroventricular administration of ethylcholine aziridinium ion (AF64A) bilaterally. The results showed that piperine at all dosage range used in this study significantly improved memory impairment and neurodegeneration in hippocampus. The possible underlying mechanisms might be partly associated with the decrease lipid peroxidation and acetylcholinesterase enzyme. Moreover, piperine also demonstrated the neurotrophic effect in hippocampus. However, further researches about the precise underlying mechanism are still required.

    PMID: 20034530 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

     

    Ø Piperine, the potential functional food for mood and cognitive disorders.

    Wattanathorn J, Chonpathompikunlert P, Muchimapura S, Priprem A, Tankamnerdthai O.Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand. jintanapornw@yahoo.com

    The effect of piperine, the main alkaloid from piper nigrum, on the central nervous system is not clearly known until now. In the present study, male Wistar rats were administered piperine at various doses ranging from 5, 10 and 20mg/kg BW once daily for 4 weeks and the animals were determined the neuropharmacological activity after single, 1, 2, 3 and 4 weeks of treatment. The results showed that piperine at all dosage range used in this study possessed anti-depression like activity and cognitive enhancing effect at all treatment duration. Therefore, piperine may be served as the potential functional food to improve brain function. However, further investigations about precise underlying mechanism are still required

     

    Ø Black pepper and its pungent principle-piperine: a review of diverse physiological effects.

    Srinivasan K.-Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India. ksri.cftri@gmail.com

    Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is one of the most widely used among spices. It is valued for its distinct biting quality attributed to the alkaloid, piperine. Black pepper is used not only in human dietaries but also for a variety of other purposes such as medicinal, as a preservative, and in perfumery. Many physiological effects of black pepper, its extracts, or its major active principle, piperine, have been reported in recent decades. Dietary piperine, by favorably stimulating the digestive enzymes of pancreas, enhances the digestive capacity and significantly reduces the gastrointestinal food transit time. Piperine has been demonstrated in in vitro studies to protect against oxidative damage by inhibiting or quenching free radicals and reactive oxygen species. Black pepper or piperine treatment has also been evidenced to lower lipid peroxidation in vivo and beneficially influence cellular thiol status, antioxidant molecules and antioxidant enzymes in a number of experimental situations of oxidative stress. The most far-reaching attribute of piperine has been its inhibitory influence on enzymatic drug biotransforming reactions in the liver. It strongly inhibits hepatic and intestinal aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase and UDP-glucuronyl transferase. Piperine has been documented to enhance the bioavailability of a number of therapeutic drugs as well as phytochemicals by this very property. Piperine’s bioavailability enhancing property is also partly attributed to increased absorption as a result of its effect on the ultrastructure of intestinal brush border. Although initially there were a few controversial reports regarding its safety as a food additive, such evidence has been questionable, and later studies have established the safety of black pepper or its active principle, piperine, in several animal studies. Piperine, while it is non-genotoxic, has in fact been found to possess anti-mutagenic and anti-tumor influences.

    ØØRecipe– Add black pepper with papaya seed—Take 1 tsp of black pepper and 1 tsp of papaya seed put in blender and blend til fine and then sift the pulverized mix till all the cource or rough particles are left behind—-add this to your meats before cooking and this will tenderize your meats as well as have an antiparasitical effect—add 1/2 tsp of this to a 2 ounce glass of water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar ( you may want to put this in a blender as well to fuse or mix) when done sip slowly this will improve circulation and digestion and assist in the removing of congestion in the colon—DO NOT MIX THIS WITH ANY PHARMACEUTICALS!!!!!!–This can be taken 2 hours before or after the use of prescribed drugs—IF YOU FIND THIS OVER POWERING , THEN ONLY USE TEASPOON AMOUNTS AGAIN THIS IS POTENT!!!

     

    Ø Antidepressant-like effects of piperine and its neuroprotective mechanism

    Depertment of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China.

    OBJECTIVE: To observe the antidepressant effect of piperine and its neuroprotective mechanism. METHOD: The behavioral studies were performed in forced swimming test (FST) and tail suspension test (TST). To further explore the mechanisms underlying their antidepressant-like activities, CORT-induced neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells and isolated and cultured neural progenitor cells. By using MTT assay, the effect of piperine on neural cells proliferation was observed. RESULT: The research results indicated that after a week of administration, piperine (10, 20 mg x kg(-1)) could significantly reduce the duration of immobility in both FST and TST. Piperine has the protective effect on neuroblastoma cells and increased proliferation of hippocampus neural progenitor cells. CONCLUSION: In the present study, we demonstrated that the antidepressant-like effects of piperine and its mechanisms might be involved by up-regulation of the progenitor cell proliferation of hippocampus and cytoprotective activity.

    PMID: 19777847 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    Ø Ø Recipe—Take 1 tsp of Pepper—1/2 tsp of nutmeg—2 tablespoons of cocoa and 3 tablespoon of honey —mix till smooth ( hand stir or use a blender ) when done use ½ tsp —Utilize this anytime when you feel a need for a pick me up or even if you just want to use this—All 3 of these materials will enhance brain and mood and the bonus here is the increased level of circulation and digestion as well as antioxidant activity—and analgesic effect as well

    Ø Anti-inflammatory and antiarthritic effects of piperine in human interleukin 1beta-stimulated fibroblast-like synoviocytes and in rat arthritis models.

    Bang JS, Oh da H, Choi HM, Sur BJ, Lim SJ, Kim JY, Yang HI, Yoo MC, Hahm DH, Kim KS.

    East-West Bone & Joint Research Institute, East-West Neo Medical Center, Kyung Hee University, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

    INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to determine the anti-inflammatory, nociceptive, and antiarthritic effects of piperine, the active phenolic component in black pepper extract. METHODS: The in vitro anti-inflammatory activity of piperine was tested on interleukin 1beta (IL1beta)-stimulated fibroblast-like synoviocytes derived form patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The levels of IL6, matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs), cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2), and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) were investigated by ELISA and RT-PCR analysis. The analgesic and antiarthritic activities of piperine were investigated on rat models of carrageenan-induced acute paw pain and arthritis. The former were evaluated with a paw pressure test, and the latter by measuring the squeaking score, paw volume, and weight distribution ratio. Piperine was administrated orally to rats at 20 and 100 mg/kg/day for 8 days. RESULTS: Piperine inhibited the expression of IL6 and MMP13 and reduced the production of PGE2 in a dose dependant manner at concentrations of 10 to 100 microg/ml. In particular, the production of PGE2 was significantly inhibited even at 10 microg/ml of piperine. Piperine inhibited the migration of activator protein 1 (AP-1), but not nuclear factor (NF)kappaB, into the nucleus in IL1beta-treated synoviocytes. In rats, piperine significantly reduced nociceptive and arthritic symptoms at days 8 and 4, respectively. Histological staining showed that piperine significantly reduced the inflammatory area in the ankle joints. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that piperine has anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, and antiarthritic effects in an arthritis animal model. Thus, piperine should be further studied with regard to use either as a pharmaceutical or as a dietary supplement for the treatment of arthritis.

    PMID: 19327174 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

     

    BABY FOOD MAKING

    —You want to feed your kids but are tired of the chemicals and preservatives and most of all lack of meat products—all vegetarian or little meat and then there is SOY—and potentially canola—Here is a suggestion— take some ground beef—3- 5 oz—put in blender—add wine1/4 cup—add water ( distilled or RO water)1/4 cup—season it the way you like it remember though to reduce the amount a baby cannot handle the volume at that point in time—Salt 1 tablespoon—pepper—1/4 tsp—Vitamin C 1 tsp—rosemary 1 sprig or 1 tsp thyme 1 sprig or 1 tsp blend till liquefied then cook til well down—then pour everything back in the blender and again re blend at a high speed till everything is smooth then pour contents into a jar ( glass ) as storage—the rosemary and thyme will preserve this—refrigerate what you will not use or wrap everything in wax papper in small portions so you can reheat later in a bain marie—(A glass container inside a boiling water) when heated to the right temp ( do a touch test on your wrist to determine if it still hot or cold ) and from there feed the child or those who are having teeth issues you can use these as well

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    Citrus Peels Healing Properties— Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential of the Citrus decumana L. peel extract– Update on uses and properties of citrus flavonoids

    TB=Tuberculosis— What can be done naturally??– Remedy –XDR TB

    First Case of Highly Drug-Resistant TB Found in US

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    Citrus Peels Healing Properties

    Targeting excessive free radicals with peels and juices of citrus fruits: Grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange.

    Guimarães R, Barros L, Barreira JC, Sousa MJ, Carvalho AM, Ferreira IC.

    CIMO/Escola Superior Agrária, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, Apartado 1172, 5301-855 Bragança, Portugal.

    A comparative study between the antioxidant properties of peel (flavedo and albedo) and juice of some commercially grown citrus fruit (Rutaceae), grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), lemon (Citrus limon), lime (Citrusxaurantiifolia) and sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) was performed. Different in vitro assays were applied to the volatile and polar fractions of peels and to crude and polar fraction of juices: 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging capacity, reducing power and inhibition of lipid peroxidation using beta-carotene-linoleate model system in liposomes and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) assay in brain homogenates. Reducing sugars and phenolics were the main antioxidant compounds found in all the extracts. Peels polar fractions revealed the highest contents in phenolics, flavonoids, ascorbic acid, carotenoids and reducing sugars, which certainly contribute to the highest antioxidant potential found in these fractions. Peels volatile fractions were clearly separated using discriminant analysis, which is in agreement with their lowest antioxidant potential.

    PMID: 19770018 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

    *****Kilogram=2.2 lbs—to get your KG weight divide this by 2.2—example 150 lb man would be 150/2.2 =68 kg then figure the mg strength based on the measurements they have here –so at 300mg/kg would be 20,040 mgs 0r a little over 20 grams******

    Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential of the Citrus decumana L. peel extract.

    Sood S, Arora B, Bansal S, Muthuraman A, Gill NS, Arora R, Bali M, Sharma PD.

    Rayat Institute of Pharmacy, Nawanshahr District, Near Railmajra, Ropar, 144533, Punjab, India, soodshalu@gmail.com.

    The present study was designed to investigate the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential of Citrus decumana peel extract. Antioxidant activity of Citrus decumana peel extract in four solvent systems was evaluated by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH(.)) and hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) radical scavenging methods. Ethyl acetate peel extract of Citrus decumana (EtCD) was studied for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities at a dose level of 100, 200 and 300 mg/kg. Anti-inflammatory activity was performed using carrageenan-induced paw edema in rats. Analgesic activity was evaluated for its central and peripheral pharmacological actions in mice. EtCD showed significant antioxidant activity in a dose-dependent manner when compared with ascorbic acid. EtCD at the dose of 300 mg/kg produced significant decrease in paw volume and pain when compared with reference drug diclofenac and morphine, respectively. The Citrus decumana peel extract may be useful as a natural antioxidant in the treatment of inflammation and pain.

    PMID: 19763789 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

    Update on uses and properties of citrus flavonoids: new findings in anticancer, cardiovascular, and anti-inflammatory activity.

    Benavente-García O, Castillo J.

    Research and Development Department of Nutrafur-Furfural Español S.A., Camino Viejo de Pliego s/n, 80320 Alcantarilla, Murcia, Spain. laboratorio@nutrafur.com

    Significantly, much of the activity of Citrus flavonoids appears to impact blood and microvascular endothelial cells, and it is not surprising that the two main areas of research on the biological actions of Citrus flavonoids have been inflammation and cancer. Epidemiological and animal studies point to a possible protective effect of flavonoids against cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer. Although flavonoids have been studied for about 50 years, the cellular mechanisms involved in their biological action are still not completely known. Many of the pharmacological properties of Citrus flavonoids can be linked to the abilities of these compounds to inhibit enzymes involved in cell activation. Attempts to control cancer involve a variety of means, including the use of suppressing, blocking, and transforming agents. Suppressing agents prevent the formation of new cancers from procarcinogens, and blocking agents prevent carcinogenic compounds from reaching critical initiation sites, while transformation agents act to facilitate the metabolism of carcinogenic components into less toxic materials or prevent their biological actions. Flavonoids can act as all three types of agent. Many epidemiological studies have shown that regular flavonoid intake is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. In coronary heart disease, the protective effects of flavonoids include mainly antithrombotic, anti-ischemic, anti-oxidant, and vasorelaxant. It is suggested that flavonoids decrease the risk of coronary heart disease by three major actions: improving coronary vasodilatation, decreasing the ability of platelets in the blood to clot, and preventing low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) from oxidizing. The anti-inflammatory properties of the Citrus flavonoids have also been studied. Several key studies have shown that the anti-inflammatory properties of Citrus flavonoids are due to its inhibition of the synthesis and biological activities of different pro-inflammatory mediators, mainly the arachidonic acid derivatives, prostaglandins E 2, F 2, and thromboxane A 2. The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Citrus flavonoids can play a key role in their activity against several degenerative diseases and particularly brain diseases. The most abundant Citrus flavonoids are flavanones, such as hesperidin, naringin, or neohesperidin. However, generally, the flavones, such as diosmin, apigenin, or luteolin, exhibit higher biological activity, even though they occur in much lower concentrations. Diosmin and rutin have a demonstrated activity as a venotonic agent and are present in several pharmaceutical products. Apigenin and their glucosides have been shown a good anti-inflammatory activity without the side effects of other anti-inflammatory products. In this paper, we discuss the relation between each structural factor of Citrus flavonoids and the anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular protection activity of Citrus flavonoids and their role in degenerative diseases

     

    Citrus Surprise Vitamin C Boosts the Reprogramming of Adult Cells Into Stem Cells

    ScienceDaily (Dec. 29, 2009) — Famous for its antioxidant properties and role in tissue repair, vitamin C is touted as beneficial for illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer and perhaps even for slowing the aging process. Now, a study published online on December 24th by Cell Press in the journal Cell Stem Cell uncovers an unexpected new role for this natural compound: facilitating the generation of embryonic-like stem cells from adult cells.—Over the past few years, we have learned that adult cells can be reprogrammed into cells with characteristics similar to embryonic stem cells by turning on a select set of genes. Although the reprogrammed cells, called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), have tremendous potential for regenerative medicine, the conversion is extremely inefficient.—“The low efficiency of the reprogramming process has hampered progress with this technology and is indicative of how little we understand it. Further, this process is most challenging in human cells, raising a significant barrier for producing iPSCs and serious concerns about the quality of the cells that are generated,” explains senior study author Dr. Duanqing Pei from the South China Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences.–Dr. Pei and colleagues measured the production of reactive oxygen species or ROS during reprogramming and discovered a potential link between high ROS and low reprogramming efficiency. They became particularly interested in antioxidants, hypothesizing that they might suppress ROS and cell senescence, which seems to be a major roadblock for the generation of iPSCs.—The researchers found that adding vitamin C, an essential nutrient that is abundant in citrus fruits, enhanced iPSC generation from both mouse and human cells. Vitamin C accelerated gene expression changes and promoted a more efficient transition to the fully reprogrammed state. Somewhat to their surprise, they found that other antioxidants do not have the same effect, but vitamin C does seem to act at least in part through slowing cell senescence.—“Our results highlight a simple way to improve iPSC generation and provide additional insight into the mechanistic basis of reprogramming,” concludes Dr. Pei. “It is also of interest that a vitamin with long-suspected anti-aging effects has such a potent influence on reprogramming, which can be considered a reversal of the aging process at the cellular level. It is likely that our work may stimulate further research in this area as well.”—-Story Source:—-Adapted from materials provided by Cell Press, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS

    TB=Tuberculosis

     

    Global XDR TB – An –‘Untreatable, Unstoppable Calamity’
    By Adriana Stuijt–6-13-7

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — The Seattle Times in the USA has published an editorial — co-authored by United States Democratic congressman Adam Smith (of Tacoma), a co-sponsor of the Stop TB Now Act of 2007; as well as by Dr. David R. Park and Dr. James K. O’Brien, co- chairmen of the Washington State TB Advisory Council — warning that: “unless steps are taken now to strengthen (TB) control efforts at home (in the USA); in Africa and throughout the world, these deadly Extremely-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis strains will continue to spread and multiply. The resulting global XDR-TB epidemic will be an untreatable and unstoppable calamity.” — ‘XDR-TB … the public health crisis of 2007’ —Congressman Smith, Drs. Park and O’Brien warn in their editorial that in South Africa, 100 patients had recently fled a hospital after paramedics wearing head-to-toe protection brought in eight people with the same contagious infection. —“This very real and very lethal disease is the same disease that has made headline news recently – it is a new form of tuberculosis called “extensively drug-resistant TB,” or XDR-TB,” they write. “No one is safe from XDR-TB. As if to highlight the point, the widely publicized travels of (Atlanta attorney) Andrew Speaker remind us all that exposure to tuberculosis, and XDR-TB, can occur anywhere and at any time. Just recently, King County (i.e. Seattle) reported that TB cases have doubled in the county compared with the same period last year. And while extremely drug-resistant TB hasn’t arrived here yet, it is shaping up to be the public health crisis of 2007….” they warned. XDR-TB is shaping up to be the public health crisis of 2007… –“The deadly strain has been identified in 28 countries on five continents. It kills almost everyone it touches (up to 85 percent) with remarkable speed. In the first large outbreak in South Africa, 52 of 53 patients died within 14 days of diagnosis (in October 2006). —“The (grossly-understated) official SA death rate thus far this year is 600 people – in all of the country’s provinces. And while Extremely drug-resistant TB hasn’t arrived here in Seattle yet, it is shaping up to be the public health crisis of 2007,” they warned. —“Most people with the latent form will never experience symptoms, but TB thrives in those with weakened immune systems. The combination of TB and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is particularly explosive. TB is the biggest killer of people with AIDS. But while international attention has focused on preventing and treating HIV/AIDS, inadequate funding for TB control has allowed the disease to grow unchecked and mutate into frightening forms,” they also warned. —* (Note by Adriana Stuijt — In South Africa, 61 percent of the more than 250,000 people diagnosed each year (and rapidly dying of ) Tuberculosis each year are also co-infected with the human- immune deficiency virus and thus become untreatable with any known medicines, i.e. such patients rapidly die of XDR-TB. Since the year 2000, World Health Organisation records also show, at least 2,6-million South Africans have already died of this uncurable TB+Aids coinfection, according to Dr De Cock, head of the HIV-Aids department of the World Health Organisation in Geneve, Switserland.) Seattle… struggles to treat the growing number of TB-infected people here… The Seattle editorial continues that funding for elimination of (TB) in the U.S. has plummeted so low that the Centers for Disease Control can no longer fulfill its mandated task to eliminate the disease. Meanwhile, King County (Seattle, Washington State) is struggling to screen and treat the growing number of infected people here”. –“… our inability to protect our population against this deadly strain…” —They quote Dr Paul Nunn, the World Health Organisation’s coordinator of HIV- and drug-resistant tuberculosis programs, as saying: “It is here, it is really scary, and it is an emergency.” They also noted that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis has warned that “unless we take immediate measures, we as a nation will be forced to confront the inability to protect our population against this deadly strain.” “Unless steps are taken now to strengthen control efforts at home, in Africa and throughout the world, these deadly strains will continue to spread and multiply. The resulting global XDR-TB epidemic will be an untreatable and unstoppable calamity. —Start funding solutions… “It’s time for the world – including the U.S. – to stop manufacturing dangerous forms of TB and to start funding solutions. The “Stop TB Now Act of 2007″ aims to do just that by supporting the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006 – 2015. If funded and implemented, the plan will cut TB deaths in half by 2015 and ultimately eliminate TB as a global health problem by 2050. Through the Stop TB Now Act, the U.S. would help to create the first new TB fighting drugs in nearly 50 years, the first new diagnostic test in over 100 years, and the very first effective vaccine,” the writers concluded. —

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com:80/html/opinion/2003743613_tb12.html

    No XDR-TB cases in Botswana thus far… health ministry —June 13 2007 — Botswana’s Health Minister Professor Sheila Tlou said the World Health Organisation would ‘strengthen its support to countries mostly affected by multi-drug resistant and Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) TB while also supporting, in terms of personnel and research, for those affected by a combination of HIV and TB.” She was giving feedback to the news media on her return from Geneva for the World Health Organsiation’s assembly meeting last Friday. —Botswana’s deputy permanent secretary (health services) Dr Loeto Mazhani also noted that there is still no laboratory evidence of patients with Extremely-drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) in Botswana. He however said that they were still awaiting results of a survey for tests they had sent to South Africa. “We have never had to isolate anyone,” he said.

    http://www.mmegi.bw:80/2007/June/Tuesday12/7.php

     

    South Africa’s health minister quotes 2006 statistics in parliament: From South Africa, journalist Wyndham Hartley also reports from Cape Town that South Africa’s health minister Manto Tshabalala- Msimang has finally broken her public silence about XDR-TB — but quoted old health department data from the year 2006 when replying to a parliamentary question. Up to the end of 2006, at least 403 XDR-TB cases had been officially identified and of these about 265 had died, she claimed. And there even were 135 patients still undergoing treatment, she added. –The South African government is being widely accused by top TB-Aids experts of being far too slow to respond to the threat of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) since its fourth outbreak since 2003 occurred in the country in October 2006. While the first three outbreaks were contained inside the confines of TB-hospitals in the country — the latest outbreak has now gone out of control from KwaZulu-Natal province, and is now found in all nine provinces of the country. —The South African health minister continued to quote old statistics in her reply to a written parliamentary question from Inkatha Freedom Party MP Ruth Rabinowitz., admitting for the first time however that XDR-TB has now been identified in all nine provinces of South Africa — and claiming that these patients now were ‘under treatment”. –She also mentioned with considerable acrimony that “about 13 patients in Gauteng were being ‘held against their will’ in (Sizwe hospital for tropical diseases in Rietfontein) hospital.”—Her official health policy regarding such ‘forced incarceration of XDR-TB patients” is explained on the following video:—http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zz5lI3Hc5Xchttp://www.allafrica.com:80/stories/200706120119.html

    First Case of Highly Drug-Resistant TB Found in US

    Filed Under Emerging Diseases

    It started with a cough, an autumn hack that refused to go away. Then came the fevers. They bathed and chilled the skinny frame of Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old Peruvian visiting to study English. His lungs clattered, his chest tightened and he ached with every gasp. During a wheezing fit at 4 a.m., Juarez felt a warm knot rise from his throat. He ran to the bathroom sink and spewed a mouthful of blood.–I’m dying, he told himself, “because when you cough blood, it’s something really bad.” It was really bad, and not just for him.–Doctors say Juarez’s incessant hack was a sign of what they have both dreaded and expected for years — this country’s first case of a contagious, aggressive, especially drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. The Associated Press learned of his case, which until now has not been made public, as part of a six-month look at the soaring global challenge of drug resistance.–Juarez’s strain — so-called extremely drug-resistant (XXDR) TB — has never before been seen in the U.S., according to Dr. David Ashkin, one of the nation’s leading experts on tuberculosis. XXDR tuberculosis is so rare that only a handful of other people in the world are thought to have had it.–“He is really the future,” Ashkin said. “This is the new class that people are not really talking too much about. These are the ones we really fear because I’m not sure how we treat them.”Forty years ago, the world thought it had conquered TB and any number of other diseases through the new wonder drugs: Antibiotics. U.S. Surgeon General William H. Stewart announced it was “time to close the book on infectious diseases and declare the war against pestilence won.”–Today, all the leading killer infectious diseases on the planet — TB, malaria and HIV among them — are mutating at an alarming rate, hitchhiking their way in and out of countries. The reason: Overuse and misuse of the very drugs that were supposed to save us.—Just as the drugs were a manmade solution to dangerous illness, the problem with them is also manmade. It is fueled worldwide by everything from counterfeit drugmakers to the unintended consequences of giving drugs to the poor without properly monitoring their treatment. Here’s what the AP found:

    · In Cambodia, scientists have confirmed the emergence of a new drug-resistant form of malaria, threatening the only treatment left to fight a disease that already kills 1 million people a year.

    · In Africa, new and harder to treat strains of HIV are being detected in about 5 percent of new patients. HIV drug resistance rates have shot up to as high as 30 percent worldwide.

    · In the U.S., drug-resistant infections killed more than 65,000 people last year — more than prostate and breast cancer combined. More than 19,000 people died from a staph infection alone that has been eliminated in Norway, where antibiotics are stringently limited.

    “Drug resistance is starting to be a very big problem. In the past, people stopped worrying about TB and it came roaring back. We need to make sure that doesn’t happen again,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who was himself infected with tuberculosis while caring for drug-resistant patients at a New York clinic in the early ’90s. “We are all connected by the air we breathe, and that is why this must be everyone’s problem.”–This April, the World Health Organization sounded alarms by holding its first drug-resistant TB conference in Beijing. The message was clear — the disease has already spread to all continents and is increasing rapidly. Even worse, WHO estimates only 1 percent of resistant patients received appropriate treatment last year.–We have seen a huge upburst in resistance,” said CDC epidemiologist Dr. Laurie Hicks.-Juarez’ strain of TB puzzled doctors. He had never had TB before. Where did he pick it up? Had he passed it on? And could they stop it before it killed him?—At first, mainstream doctors tried to treat him. But the disease had already gnawed a golf-ball-sized hole into his right lung.–TB germs can float in the air for hours, especially in tight places with little sunlight or fresh air. So every time Juarez coughed, sneezed, laughed or talked, he could spread the deadly germs to others.–“You feel like you’re killing somebody, like you could kill a lot of people. That was the worst part,” he said.–Tuberculosis is the top single infectious killer of adults worldwide, and it lies dormant in one in three people, according to WHO. Of those, 10 percent will develop active TB, and about 2 million people a year will die from it.—Simple TB is simple to treat — as cheap as a $10 course of medication for six to nine months. But if treatment is stopped short, the bacteria fight back and mutate into a tougher strain. It can cost $100,000 a year or more to cure drug-resistant TB, which is described as multi-drug-resistant (MDR), extensively drug-resistant (XDR) and XXDR.–There are now about 500,000 cases of MDR tuberculosis a year worldwide. XDR tuberculosis killed 52 of the first 53 people diagnosed with it in South Africa three years ago.—Drug-resistant TB is a “time bomb,” said Dr. Masae Kawamura, who heads the Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center in San Francisco, “a manmade problem that is costly, deadly, debilitating, and the biggest threat to our current TB control strategies.”–Juarez underwent three months of futile treatment in a Fort Lauderdale hospital. Then in December 2007 he was sent to A.G. Holley State Hospital, a 60-year-old massive building of brown concrete surrounded by a chain-link fence, just south of West Palm Beach.—“They told me my treatment was going to be two years, and I have only one chance at life,” Juarez said. “They told me if I went to Peru, I’m probably going to live one month and then I’m going to die.”–Holley is the nation’s last-standing TB sanitarium, a quarantine hospital that is now managing new and virulent forms of the disease.–Tuberculosis has been detected in the spine of a 4,400-year-old Egyptian mummy. In the 1600s, it was known as the great white plague because it turned patients pale. In later centuries, as it ate through bodies, they called it “consumption.” By 1850, an estimated 25 percent of Europeans and Americans were dying of tuberculosis, often in isolated sanatoriums like Holley where they were sent for rest and nutrition.–Then in 1944 a critically ill TB patient was given a new miracle antibiotic and immediately recovered. New drugs quickly followed. They worked so well that by the 1970s in the U.S., it was assumed the disease was a problem of the past.–Once public health officials decided TB was gone, the disease was increasingly missed or misdiagnosed. And without public funding, it made a comeback among the poor. Then immigration and travel flourished, breaking down invisible walls that had contained TB.–Drug resistance emerged worldwide. Doctors treated TB with the wrong drug combinations. Clinics ran out of drug stocks. And patients cut their treatment short when they felt better, or even shared pills with other family members.–There are two ways to get drug resistant TB. Most cases develop from taking medication inappropriately. But it can also be transmitted like simple TB, a cough or a sneeze.—In the 1980s, HIV and AIDS brought an even bigger resurgence of TB cases. TB remains the biggest killer of HIV patients today.–For decades, drug makers failed to develop new medicines for TB because the profits weren’t there. With the emergence of resistant TB, several private drug companies have started developing new treatments, but getting an entire regimen on the market could take 24 years. In the meantime, WHO estimates each victim will infect an average of 10 to 15 others annually before they die.—A.G. Holley was back in business.–Holley’s corridors are long and dark, with fluorescent tubes throwing harsh white light on drab walls. One room is filled with hulking machines once used to collapse lungs, sometimes by inserting ping pong balls. Antique cabinets hold metal tools for spreading and removing ribs — all from a time when TB was rampant and the hospital’s 500 beds were filled.–Only 50 beds are funded today, but those are mostly full. More than half the patients are court-ordered into treatment after refusing to take their meds on the outside.–Juarez came voluntarily. In the beginning, he was isolated and forced to wear a mask when he left his room. He could touch his Peruvian family only in pictures taped to the wall. He missed his dad, his siblings, his dog, his parrot, and especially his mother.–“I was very depressed,” he said. “I had all this stuff in my mind.”–He spent countless hours alone inside the sterile corner room reserved for patients on extended stays — dubbed “the penthouse” because it is bigger and lined by a wall of windows.–His moods ran hot and cold. He punched holes in the walls out of frustration, played loud reggaeton music with a thumping beat and got into fights with other patients. He covered his door’s small window with a drawing of an evil clown to keep nurses from peering inside. He made friends with new patients, but was forced to stay long after many of them came, got cured, and left.–Early on, Juarez’s treatment was similar to chemotherapy. Drugs were pumped into his bloodstream intravenously three times a day, and he choked down another 30 pills, including some that turned his skin a dark shade of brown. He swallowed them with spoonfuls of applesauce, yogurt, sherbet and chocolate pudding, but once they hit his stomach, waves of nausea sometimes sent him heaving. He would then have to force them all down again.—“When he first came in we really had to throw everything and the kitchen sink at him,” said Ashkin, the hospital’s medical director, who experimented on Juarez with high doses of drugs, some not typically used for TB. “It was definitely cutting edge and definitely somewhat risky because it’s not like I can go to the textbooks or … journal articles to find out how to do this.”–After 17 years of handling complex cases — including TB in the brain and spine — Ashkin had never seen a case so resistant. He believed he would have to remove part of Juarez’s lung.–Ashkin dialed Peru to talk to the young man’s father.–It’s a rare disease, said Ashkin, hard to define. Your son is one of two people in the world known to have had this strain, he said.–“What happened to the other person?” his father asked.–“He died.”–About 60 million people visit the U.S. every year, and most are not screened for TB before arrival. Only refugees and those coming as immigrants are checked. The top category of multidrug-resistant patients in the U.S. — 82 percent of the cases identified in 2007 — was foreign-born patients, according to the CDC.–The results are startling among those tested, said Dr. Angel Contreras, who screens Dominicans seeking to enter the U.S. on immigrant visas. The high rate of MDR-TB in the Dominican Republic coupled with high HIV rates in neighboring Haiti are a health crisis in the making, he said.–“They’re perfect ingredients for a disaster,” he said.–Juarez’s homeland, Peru, is also a hotspot for multidrug-resistant TB. DNA fingerprinting linked his disease to similar strains found there and in China, but none with the same level of resistance.–“So the question is: Is this a strain that’s evolving? That’s mutating? That’s becoming more and more resistant?” asked Ashkin. “I think the answer is yes.”–Doctors grappling with these new strains inadvertently give the wrong medicines, and so the TB mutates to become more aggressive and resistant.–Poor countries also do not have the resources to determine whether a patient’s TB is drug-resistant. That requires sputum culturing and drug-susceptibility testing — timely, expensive processes that must be performed in capable labs. WHO is working to make these methods more available in high-risk countries as well as negotiating cheaper prices for second-line drugs.–“There’s a lot of MDR and XDR-TB that hasn’t been diagnosed in places like South Africa and Peru, Russia, Estonia, Latvia,” said Dr. Megan Murray, a tuberculosis expert at Harvard. “We think it’s a big public health threat.”—Experts argue if wealthy countries do not help the worst-hit places develop comprehensive TB programs, it puts everyone at risk.–“You’re really looking at a global issue,’” said Dr. Lee Reichman, a TB expert at the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute. “It’s not a foreign problem, you can’t keep these TB patients out. It’s time people realize that.”–Juarez spent a year and a half living alone in a room plastered with bikini-clad blondes, baseball caps and a poster of Mt. Everest for inspiration. There were days when he simply shut down and refused his meds until his family convinced him to keep fighting.—“I was thinking that maybe if I need to die, then that’s what I need to do,” he said, perched on his bed in baggy jeans. “I felt like: ‘I’m never going to get better. I’m never going to get out of here.’”–When put side by side, his CAT scans from before and after treatment are hard to believe. The dark hole is gone, and only a small white scar tattoos his lung.–“They told me the TB is gone, but I know that TB, it doesn’t have a cure. It only has a treatment like HIV,” he said, his English now fluent and his body weight up 32 pounds from when he first arrived. “The TB can come back. I saw people who came back to the hospital twice and some of them died. So, it’s very scary.”–His treatment cost Florida taxpayers an estimated $500,000, a price tag medical director Ashkin says seems like an astronomical amount to spend on someone who’s not an American citizen. But he questions how the world can afford not to treat Juarez and others sick with similar lethal strains.–“This is an airborne spread disease … so when we treat that individual, we’re actually treating and protecting all of us,” he said. “This is true homeland security.”–In July, at age 21 — 19 months after checking in — Juarez swallowed his last pills, packed a few small suitcases and wheeled them down the hospital’s long corridor.–The last time doctors saw him, he was walking out of the sanitarium into south Florida’s soupy heat.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wirestory?id=9427607&page=1

     

    What can be done naturally?? Here are some things you can take as either a preventative or a remedy—remember the things you consume such as canola oil can scar the lungs—opening you to infection of the respiratory system—things that are as well genetically altered with the mosaic virus ( and that is the main means of the genetic manipulation in the crops we are marketing as foods) can also have a weakening effect on the immune system as well as the respiratory trac

    Watercress

    Watercress has been use in South america as a remedy for tuberculosis, by making a syrup out of the vegetable. Some of the other qualities of watercress are, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, SODIUM, and iodine. it can also be used for arthritc issues, thyroid issues, Pancreas, liver, blood restorer, AND calcium deficiency. The asians will include this in their diet, usully following a day after eating soy to cleanse the body of soy contamination. the chinese are the ones who do THIS; there perspective is to take an antidote, for the poison to avoid an issue. it is a good concept to adapt to.

    Cabbage

    another food that can be utilized in the defence against tuberculosis, this vegetable has many other hidden benefits s well, one of these benefits are the fact that those who eat cabbage has the lowest rates of stomach cancers, and it seems to hep with the restoring of the stomach from ulcers as well, whether by juicing or consumption. the koreans ferment there cabbage and as a result there is very little concern with avian flu or any other type of flu viruses. it apparently has been studies as well and found that those who consumed the most cabbage had the lowest death rates from cancer.

    Herbs for Tuberculosis

    mountain ebony is used in india for tuberculosis, it is taken in several different ways. here is a list of some of those ways to use this herb., for a tb they would mix rice water and ginger as a tea, for a tumour the would make a paste with the herb and the bark and apply to the area., they would also use this bark in combination with ginger, black pepper, long pepper, cardamon, cinnamon and cinnamon leaves, blended as a tea with triphali. the TRIPHALI IS a cleanser combo, mixed with the bark and other herbs/spices/ will have a very powerful effect in ridding the body of this. each one of these herbs has a specific and a multiplex effect on the immune system and the way they carry the compnents through the body and the way they target specific things, the eliminate or kill the causes and the triphali actually cleans the system of the toxins and strenghtens the body.—

    Sarsaparilla kills some forms of Detrimental Bacteria: -Sarsaparilla kills Mycobacterium tuberculosis (a common cause of Tuberculosis)

    Black Walnut– alleviates Tuberculosis

    Pau D’Arco (tincture) reputedly alleviates Tuberculosis

    Vitamin A –can also protect against being infected—if there is a deficiency then there is a higher susceptibility to this—best sources are animal fats from butter

     

    Essential oils used for tuberculosis

    essential oils are EXTREMELY powerful healing AGENTS THAT are the very essence and life energies from plants and minerals. they are extracted in such high strength that very little is required to see some spectacular results. I incorporate them all the time in all I do with myself as a means to ward off unwanted diseases or pathogens that might be airborne or in my food, or in my drinking water. I will give you a list of these oils that you can apply to yourself that are easy to use and can be very healthful. cajeput, clove, eucalyptus, garlic, hyssop, lavender, lemon, nialoui, origanum, PEPPERMINT, pine, sage, terebinth, and thyme. now I will mention a few that if you wore on yourself, by applying this to your feet ( 1 drop blended in a carrier oil) the impact is impressive to say the least. here are some oils that will prevent contagion: clove, eucalyptus, hyssop ( which can neutralize the tuberculosis bascilli) lavender, has anitvenomous properties, in the alps if a dog gets bitten by a adder, hunters will get the flower of lavender, crush it and put into where the dogs were bitten and it immediately NEUTRALIZES THE VENOM. it will kill the bacteria of tuberculosis as well as the pneumonia bacteria as well as typhoid and diptheria…..peppermint, kills the the tuberculosis bacteria , thyme, the inhalation was effective as an antibacericidal against tuberculosi

     

    Teas that can be used to treat tuberculosis

    hyssop, iceland moss, irish moss, this is a trio that can keep you and your families strong all year long, no matter where you live, or what climate you are in. I will give you a brief insight on this, hyssop has been used in the past for respiratory issues, and asthma and congestion, it has been found to be an effective anti viral against herpes and hiv in vitro (In Vitro biological study is one which is carried out in isolation from a living organism) ICELAND MOSS, this is used for dry cough, and a tendency towards infection. it has been histrically used for lung disease. irish MOSS SOOTHES membranes of the LUNGS THAT are irritated by coughs, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. this you would make a tea with of equal parts and consume regularly, this can be made into a refreshing ice tea, drank warm and at anytime–I will mention some other herbs that have ben used as well…Tormentil, used in russia for emphysema and tuberculosis, st john’s wort, prescribed in russia for tuberculosis, nettle, which can be applied to exterior wounds by crushing the leaves and seeds and adding salt to apply to wounds, this too is used for the reatment of tuberculosis when added to other herbs. Marjoram, lady’s mantle (A remedy made with wine as a fusion, boiled together for 5 MINUTES) let cool and drink 1/3 cup before meals. COMFREY IT heals damage mucous membranes and is USED FOR tuberculosis.

    Helichrysum

    Antibacterial assays of Helichrysum pedunculatum (a plant used during circumcision rites) showed that dichloromethane extracts are active against all the gram positive bacteria tested, as well as two gram negative bacteria, Enterobacter cloacae and Serratia marcescens. A water extract was effective against Staphylococcus aureus and Micrococcus kristinae. (Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa).–Twenty South African medicinal plants used to treat pulmonary diseases were screened for activity against drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. A preliminary screening of acetone and water plant extracts against a drug-sensitive strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, H37Rv, was done by the agar plate method. Acetone as well as water extracts of Cryptocarya latifolia, Euclea natalensis, Helichrysum melanacme, Nidorella anomala and Thymus vulgaris inhibited the growth of M. tuberculosis. Given the activity, a further study was done to confirm the inhibitory activity. These active acetone extracts were screened against the H37Rv strain as well as a strain resistant to the drugs isoniazid and rifampin. Extracts of Chenopodium ambrosioides, Ekebergia capensis, Euclea natalensis, Helichrysum melanacme, Nidorella anomala and Polygala myrtifolia were active against the resistant strain at 0.1 mg/ml. (Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa).—There are over 600 species of Helichrysum occurring worldwide, with 245 found in southern Africa. The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek “helios” meaning sun and “chrysos” meaning gold, referring to the colour of many of the flowers of species in this genus.—Seldom is so much offered by such an easy-to-grow plant. African, European, Eastern and North American cultures use Helichrysums for their medicinal value. Its uses include food, medicinal, ornamental and spiritual.

    Recorded medicinal history:
    For Europeans, the Helichrysum ranks as one of the most ancient and valuable healing substances. Helichrysum is said to be more anti-inflammatory than German Chamomile, have more tissue regenerating than Lavender and more cicatrisant (helping the formation of scar tissue) than Frankincense.—The oil of Helichrysum has been found by European researchers to generate tissue, reduce tissue pain, helps improve skin conditions, circulatory function, prevents phlebitis, helps regulate cholesterol, stimulates liver cell function, reduces scarring and discoloration. It is anticoagulant, anticatarrhal, mucolytic, expectorant, and antispasmodic. It has been known to help in improving certain types of hearing loss.—

    Supplements that can reinforce the lungs

    nac with vitamin c (ASCORBIC ACID) 2:1 ratio with the vitamin c being the higher. (EXAMPLE of this would be 1000MGS OF vitamin c to 5oomgs to nac) alpha lipoic acid, vitamin b6, dmg, wheat germ oil, quercitin, piperine, an aces formula (VITAMIN a, vitmin c, vitamin e {NON soy} zinc and selenium) and iodine

     

    Foods that will definitely strenghten lungs

    apple, cherry, garlic, white wine, onion, thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley, watercress, seaweed, cabbage, fermented broccoli, safflower, pepper {red and black and white}

     

    Remedy—

    Tincture a remedy of iceland moss—Irish moss and hyssop and utilize this throughout the day—the impact here is to build the lungs up and make them resistant to this type of bacterial infection—it appears to hit people with weakened immune or respiratory—so maintain your immune system

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    Recipe for Brain Coffee

    Recipe for Congestion and Mucous build up

    SOUP or TEA

    EFSA, FDA, Health Canada to discuss health claims

    U.S. wants farmers to use coal waste on fields

    Comparison of treatment protocols for removing metallic foreign objects from the ventriculus of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).————- Recipe—Waste Removal

    Recipe for Brain Coffee—What you will need is Nutmeg ( 3 nutmeg balls or 1 ½ tsp of the powder ) 2 sprigs of rosemary—1/2 tsp of black pepper and ¼ cup of coffee ( instant will work as well ) take the components and put all in a blender and then allow the pulverize everything into a fine powder—afterwards sift this to get anything that will not pulverize any further—-put into coffee maker—add to a pot —into a filter glass pour hot water and then consume—Impacts the brain for alertness—focus—Steady Functioning—Increased Circulation—May see increased endurance—Increased Oxygen—Antioxidant effect and body protection of brain intestines and liver..

    Recipe for Congestion and Mucous build up—take 1 cup of black coffee and ad 1 drop of peppermint oil ( 1 drop is adequate here ) stir and sip slow—when first approaching the cup keep the eyes close the peppermint will be strong—this will open all the sinus cavity –lung and even warmth in the stomach area—will feel more able to breathe—Impacting Digestive—Lung—Liver—Intestines—Mental Clarity ( due to the increase oxygen flow ) This remedy is potent and should be approached with some caution for it is extremely fast acting –Now if this method is to strong then use a Peppermint tea bag and simmer with your coffee it will not be as potent and more may be required to consume but it still will work–

    SOUP or TEA—

    What’s the difference—is there something that makes these different? The whole idea of a soup or a tea is to get something good inside—the teas can range from any herb or bark or even animal—soups as well can be the same the difference would be the herbs or vegetables that would be used or even the type of animal protein—Lets say you make a herbal tea and you add some herbs like burdock—nettle and milk thistle and dandelion with parsley—this fusion of herbs will give a list of health benefits from liver –kidney—spleen —blood—anti cancer—antioxidant—balancing hormones—regulating water and a list of other health benefits—Now if we add meats to this tea can actually utilize it as a soup and getting the benefits of this as well as the meats ( fish—chicken—turkey—beef—lamb-) or you can add other vegetables to this or even gelatin or other things as well. This will incorporate a relatively easy way to get your system Hydrated and Nourished—and can have a cleansing effect at the same time based on what you add to the mix…let’s say you have some chicken—and you add sea salt—pepper—tumeric—garlic powder—onion—celery seed—and savoury—and you add as well your fowl when cooked or boiled or simmered these properties are absorbed in the meat utilizing there antioxidant and immune protective effects as well— now if you add the above mentioned herbs you may find in this way that the nutrition and protective value is higher and more effective and can be felt with anyone who maybe ill or in good health—SOUP or TEA either way you have a benefit

     

    EFSA, FDA, Health Canada to discuss health claims

    07-Jan-2010

    The European Food Safety Authority, US Food and Drug Administration, and Health Canada will share a platform at an upcoming Cantox-hosted health claims conference. The “Progress of Health Claims in Europe: A New Perspective” conference will see the regulatory authorities from the EU, US, and Canada provide insights into the regulation and approval of health claims in Europe and North America. —To be held on 23rd February 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, the conference will also have experts discuss how to ensure biomarkers and outcome measures are valid. ( My Personel Take on this is that they are going to cooperate and create more regulations so that the drug Companies take it over completely as well as the corporate food manufactures—108 Billion dollars is what the Health food industry is getting to)—keep an eye on your access it may become prohibitive due to cost or regulation

    U.S. wants farmers to use coal waste on fields

    By Associated Press–Wednesday, December 23, 2009; A17

    The federal government is encouraging farmers to spread a chalky waste from coal-fired power plants on their fields to loosen and fertilize soil even as it considers regulating coal wastes for the first time. —The material is produced by power plant “scrubbers” that remove acid-rain-causing sulfur dioxide from plant emissions. A synthetic form of the mineral gypsum, it also contains mercury, arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. –The Environmental Protection Agency says those toxic metals occur in only tiny amounts that pose no threat to crops, surface water or people ( funny How in the 80’s the issue of acid rain was the biggest news of the decade and how much devastation this was causing to the farms—peoples homes—the cars on the road –and the environment-NOWWW it is OK!!!) But some environmentalists say too little is known about how the material affects crops, and ultimately human health, for the government to suggest that farmers use it. –“This is a leap into the unknown,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “This stuff has materials in it that we’re trying to prevent entering the environment from coal-fired power plants, and then to turn around and smear it across agra lands raises some real questions.” –With wastes piling up around the coal-fired plants that produce half the nation’s power, the EPA and U.S. Department of Agriculture began promoting what they call the wastes’ “beneficial uses” during the Bush administration. –Part of that push is to expand the use of synthetic gypsum — a whitish, calcium-rich material known as flue gas desulfurization gypsum, or FGD gypsum. The Obama administration has continued promoting FGD gypsum’s use in farming. —The administration is also drafting a regulatory rule for coal waste, in response to a spill from a coal ash pond near Knoxville, Tenn., one year ago Tuesday. Ash and water flooded 300 acres, damaging homes and killing fish. The cleanup is expected to cost about $1 billion. ( Now you have to ask the question what happens if the are floods where they are smearing this??? What happens then ?)–The EPA is expected to announce its proposals for regulation early next year, setting the first federal standards for storage and disposal of coal wastes. EPA officials declined to talk about the agency’s promotion of FGD gypsum before then and would not say whether the draft rule would cover it. –Field studies have shown that mercury, the main heavy metal of concern because it can harm nervous-system development, does not accumulate in crops or run off fields in surface water at “significant” levels, the EPA said. –“EPA believes ( what no proof??)that the use of FGD gypsum in agriculture is safe in appropriate soil and hydrogeologic conditions,” the statement said. –Eric Schaeffer, executive director of the Environmental Integrity Project, which advocates for more effective enforcement of environmental laws, said he is not overly worried about FGD gypsum’s use on fields because research shows it contains only tiny amounts of heavy metals. But he said federal limits on the amounts of heavy metals in FGD gypsum sold to farmers would help allay concerns. —“That would give them assurance that they’ve got clean FGD gypsum,” he said. Since the EPA-USDA partnership began in 2001, farmers’ use of the material has more than tripled, from about 78,000 tons spread on fields in 2002 to nearly 279,000 tons last year, according to the American Coal Ash Association, a utility industry group. About half of the 17.7 million tons of FGD gypsum produced in the United States last year was used to make drywall, said Thomas Adams, the association’s executive director. But he said it is important to find new uses for it and other coal wastes because the United States will probably rely on coal-fired power plants for decades to come. -“If we can find safe ways to recycle those materials, we’re a lot better off doing that than we are creating a whole bunch of new landfills,” Adams said

     

    Comparison of treatment protocols for removing metallic foreign objects from the ventriculus of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).

    J Avian Med Surg. 2009 Sep;23(3):186-93–Authors: Lupu C, Robins S

    To compare the efficacy of treatment protocols recommended to aid passage of metallic foreign objects from the ventriculus of birds, ( stomach area) a 1-mm metal sphere, made from solder wire, was placed into the crop of each of 44 budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus). After survey radiographs confirmed the spheres were lodged in the ventriculus, birds were divided into 6 groups. Each group received 1 of 6 different treatment protocols: psyllium with grit, acidic drinking water, fine grit, coarse grit, cathartic emollients (peanut butter and mineral oil), and a control group. All birds were treated simultaneously with a chelating agent, dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), to prevent heavy-metal toxicosis. Successive survey radiographs were used to monitor elimination of the spheres from the digestive tract. Of all protocols tested, birds treated with either fine or large grit had the shortest mean elimination time of the metal spheres. These results indicate that administration of grit particles, either fine or coarse, appears to be effective in hastening the passage of metallic foreign objects from the ventriculus of budgerigars.

    Recipe—Waste Removal—using oatmeal with the bran will have a similar impact on the human stomach as well allowing for proper soaking the fine will effect as well as any coarse in tis case relieving the blockages with a MILDER way—a lot of the products today do not have this in mind and can in fact increase blockages so if there is a need to remove blockages utilize the finer and use a mild lubricant like an olive oil or almond oils or even sesame seed oils—castor oil as well if the toxins are deeper—there maybe a nausea as a result of the releasing of these leftover toxins

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    FDA highlights GMP no-no’s

    Experts slam calls for vitamins to be OTC

    Czechs–EC must clarify food supplement enforcement policies

    How To Destroy Confidence In Vitamins When You Do Not Have The Facts

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    FDA highlights GMP no-no’s

    The Food and Drug Administration’s commitment to greater transparency is bearing fruit in the dietary supplements area, with the availability of GMP 483 reports providing valuable insights into potential GMP pitfalls. –Commenting on the ever-evolving Good Manufacturing Practice process, Israelsen said: “FDA inspectors are exchanging notes, increasing their collective knowledge base and, in my view, as the inspection process rolls on, you should expect more sophisticated and in-depth questions, investigations and an awareness of where common weak spots are likely to be found.” ù ù ù (Underhanded tricks and fines to eliminate the small business man who manufactures or produces supplements)—483 reports detail FDA inspections. A scan of a selection of 483s performed by Israelsen reveals key areas where companies have fallen down. These include:

    · Failure to prepare a written master manufacturing record for each unique formulation of a dietary supplement.- ù ù ù this would be on the bottle itself so again this would be private information so as to not allow others to steal there ideas

    · Failure to establish component specifications for strength and composition.- ù ù ù this is found unfortunately in proprietary blends and need to be addressed years ago so people would not be taken advantaged of

    · Failure to fill out material rejection/rework sheets.- ù ù ù again there is already standards and criteria having to be met in the purity of materials and standards of production and what is being allowed

    · Failure to collect information regarding customer hospitalizations in in-bound complaints in order to determine if a MedWatch report needs to be submitted.—Another excuse-ù ù ù there has never been one incident of death by supplements nor can you connect anything to a supplement directly—they are food nutrient additives nothing more—

    · Failure to establish a sampling plan for obtaining representative samples of components.—again this is a cost that only drug companies can incurù ù ù again these are not drugs, they are concentrated forms of either food—foodnutrient additives—what is being required here is not required in either the food industry or the drug industry

    · No documentation to explain the rationale behind the testing performed and the specifications for various raw materials using USP methods intended for use in testing drug products but no evidence that these testing methods are suitable for use in testing DS ingredients and finished products.—- ù ù ù AGAIN—these are not drugs

    · Indicating “PASS” instead of identifying specific ID test results.

    · Non-use of metal detection equipment for liquid DS products. ù ù ù I would like to see them do a metal testing on the drugs being prescribed today—they would all be toxic levels of some metal

    · GMP training is not conducted on a continuing basis to assure that employees remain familiar with CGMP requirements.- ù ù ù this has just been implemented and there is a 2 year developing period so this would not really be an issue not for another 2 years for some companies

    · Failure to conduct appropriate tests or examinations or rely on a C of A to determine whether components met established specs.

    · The firm’s training records do not reflect training of personnel in DS GMPs. ù ù ù again this is really irrelevant and will produce an unnecessary cost to the consumer as well as the retailer and the manufacturer

    · Batch records are general and printed out blank.–“There are many other observations, but the above are helpful insights as to what FDA inspectors are looking for and looking at,” Israelsen said.

    Experts slam calls for vitamins to be OTC

    Vitamins A, E, D, niacin and folic acid should be regulated as over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, according to a review of adverse events from Canada. —In an article in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy three Canadian pediatricians reviewed adverse effects and events of vitamins in light of their current prevalence of use and concluded that vitamins should be viewed as OTCs. –“Our recommendation is that vitamins A, E, D, folic acid, and niacin should be categorized as OTC medications. Labeling of vitamins, especially those intended for children and/or vulnerable groups, should include information on possible toxicities, dosing, recommended upper intake limits, and concurrent use with other products,” –ù ù ù -the interesting thing here is again there has never been a single death from supplements, never anyone getting hurt, yet here we are being lead to believe that vitamins have been problematic for people, And yet aspirin—tobacco—tylenol—ibuprofren—statins—percacets are sold indiscriminately without any warning or regulating–wrote Alexander Rogovik, Sunita Vohra, and Ran Goldman.–“Vitamin A should be excluded from multivitamin supplementations and food fortificants,” they added. ù ù ù the reason being this would then see a rise in cancers that otherwise would not be—smokers who smoke would potentially have an issue and again potentially—there is still debate whether or not vitamin A mixed with smoking is causative to cancer—common sense would indicate that with over 4000 carcinogens in smoking then it would appear more so to quit the habit of smoking

    Selective science

    The findings were dismissed by both the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). —“This article, though published in a peer-reviewed journal, is a pre-determined conclusion in search of evidence to support it,” said Andrew Shao, senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN. “The authors have clearly cherry-picked literature to support their position and did not assess the totality of evidence in order to develop their unbalanced recommendation.” –Daniel Fabricant, PhD, vice president for scientific and regulatory affairs at NPA told NutraIngredients-USA: “The authors need to understand that what they’re asking isn’t data driven, there is an adverse events reporting (AER) system, and if any of these such theoretical issues they bring up were in-fact real, there would be a signal in the post-market surveillance system which the authors should recognize is the same for medical prescriptions, devices, and OTCs. –“Most importantly, they need to understand that the risk needs to be attributed to the riskier product, which all medical scientists, toxicologists, and so on worth their salt would agree is the pharmaceutical,” added Fabricant.

    Review data

    The reviewers focused on collecting data from predominantly randomized controlled clinical trials. Data was also used from surveys on vitamin-drug interactions from a pediatric emergency department. –Vitamin use is extensive, said the reviewers, with data from the National Institutes of Health indicating that over one-third of Americans regularly use multivitamin supplements.—Regarding adverse events, the reviewers quote results from randomized clinical trials of vitamins A, E, D, niacin and folic acid, many of which were performed in diseased populations, and with relatively high doses of vitamins. –“This article focused on vitamin-related adverse effects and interactions, many of which have been shown to be significant in randomized controlled trials and at a population level, in light of very high prevalence of vitamin use and food fortification, rather than on evaluating the impact of recommended policy changes on vitamin manufacturers or the food industry, which is not our expertise,” explained Rogovik, Vohra, and Goldman. –Dr Rogovik is the assistant director of the Pediatric Research in Emergency Therapeutics (PRETx) Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Dr Vohra is the director of the Complementary and Alternative Research and Education (CARE) Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. Dr Goldman is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia.

    Strong reaction

    Dr Shao told this website that the authors use outdated and incomplete evidence to support their preconceived conclusions on the safety profile of individual vitamins, while omitting important evidence countering their assertions. —“The authors pay lip service to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) safe upper intake level (UL), but ignore the principles on which it is based, namely nutrient risk assessment,” explained Dr Shao. “Risk assessment is a globally accepted scientific methodology for assessing risk of exposure to nutrients and is endorsed or practiced by the IOM, UK EVM and Codex, to name a few. It is based on the well known concept that the dose makes the poison and the process involves examining the totality of the evidence. All nutrients, and in fact anything ingestible can be toxic, even water, at the right dose. —“By mentioning the UL, but merely citing those studies that support their preconceived conclusions rather than assessing all the evidence, the authors present a poorly contrived, unconvincing argument and reflect their ignorance of the subject matter, extreme bias, or both,” added Shao. –Dr Fabricant added that it is well known that very active pharmaceuticals like warfarin will interact with many things, including foods. “But does that mean that because spinach interacts with warfarin, that we should go out and make spinach an OTC? Of course not.” —“These folks fail to understand that supplements with good reason are appropriately and adequately regulated as foods, and provide all the appropriate measures to protect the consumer and just as ridiculous is the notion that spinach would be an OTC is the notion that vitamin D should be one as well,” added Fabricant. Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy –February 2010, Volume 44, doi: 10.1345/aph.1M238–“Safety Considerations and Potential Interactions of Vitamins: Should Vitamins Be Considered Drugs?”
    Authors: A.L. Rogovik, S. Vohra, R.D. Goldman

    Czechs–EC must clarify food supplement enforcement policies

    The European Commission needs to let the European supplements industry know how the Food Supplements Directive (FSD) will be enforced across the 27-member bloc, as companies deal with existing stocks that contain now prohibited nutrients, a Czech trade association has said. —The Czech Association of Special Foods (CASP) said many players were unsure how to proceed, and called on the EC “to communicate with industry” about enforcement procedures for the Directive, which became enforceable from January 1, 2010. —“While it could be said that it is better not to know than be told that all products have to be removed tomorrow, we would prefer some kind of statement so that the position is clear,” said CASP president, Martina Simova. –Non-approved chromium forms that tended to originate in the US, where they are legal and present in many supplements, were the most common problem area in the € 170m Czech food supplements industry , Simova said.

    Transition periods

    The Czech situation is complicated, she said, by the fact that the Czech Ministry of Health gave assurances to the industry that a 12-month transition period would be granted, meaning any products bearing unapproved nutrients could remain on-market through 2010. —That assurance, relevant as recently as December last year, has been subsequently withdrawn as the Ministry revealed it did not in fact have the authority to grant such an extension. –Simova said the Ministry had been in contact with the EC to try and work out some kind of compromise position, and was due to report back to industry the results of those discussions imminently. —In the meantime, the CASP had been in touch with other trade associations to determine the situation in other member states, and is considering directly contacting the enforcement agency in the Czech republic – Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA). –“If there is no possibility elsewhere we will consider negotiating directly with the control body (CAFIA),” she said. “The ministers have promised to find a solution so we wait to hear from them what the situation is.”

    Going soft?

    The 2002 Food Supplements Directive became enforceable on January 1 this year but the manner of its enforcement is unclear. The EC told NutraIngredients.com last week that enforcement was the remit of member state agencies like CAFIA, unless it received specific consumer complaints in which case it may act independently. —But trade associations in some member states believe the EC needs to do more because the member state enforcement agencies are waiting to be led on the issue, creating a potentially very damaging ambiguity. —-Although it has only been a matter of days, an EC spokesperson said she had no knowledge of any enforcement action taken in any EU member state. —The argument for “soft enforcement” is bolstered by the fact some substances have failed to make the FSD positive lists of vitamins and minerals and their sub-forms, not because they have been deemed unsafe necessarily, but because European Food Safety Authority scientists have found a lack of evidence demonstrating safety. —The Czech market is dominated by eastern European supplements giant, Walmark, but supports about 500 small-to-medium enterprises and features about 4000 individual products

     

    How To Destroy Confidence In Vitamins When You Do Not Have The Facts

    (OMNS, January 11, 2010) “Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to this year’s annual meeting of the World Headquarters Of Pharmaceutical Politicians, Educators, and Reporters (WHOPPER).—“Let us get right to the point. Many of our members and affiliates have complained about what is, for us, an alarming and dangerous segment of health care: so-called ‘orthomolecular medicine.’ We wish to assure you, although this therapeutic approach is, unfortunately, very effective in preventing and treating disease, that we will make sure the public will never learn of it. We can say this with considerable confidence, since for over 50 years we have managed to keep virtually all psychiatrists from using niacin to treat schizophrenia; we have kept cardiologists from prescribing vitamin E and co enzyme Q10 for heart disease; and we have kept general practitioners from prescribing vitamin C for viral illnesses.—“Yes, it has really been a triumphant half-century. How did we do it? It is really quite easy. Here is a summary for those of you that may have missed the last WHOPPER meeting.—“Our guiding principle is, keep the public afraid. Any fear will do, but we have been especially pleased with, and therefore recommend instilling, the fear of new strains of flu viruses, fear of vaccine shortages, and most especially, the fear of vitamin toxicity. Our success with this last one has been nothing short of spectacular.–“Of course, you know that decades of poison control center statistics show that there have been no deaths from vitamins. (1) You also know that drugs, properly prescribed and taken as directed, kill at least 100,000 Americans annually. Clearly, the last thing we want is for the public to actually figure out that vitamin therapy is tens of thousands of times safer than drug therapy.—“Therefore, we endorse the following tactics:

    “1) Always demand 100% safety and 100% efficacy from nutritional therapy. This is particularly effective when you, at the very same time, continually remind the public that they have to expect and accept a reasonable amount of dangerous, even fatal, side effects with drug therapy. And, if one drug does not work, there is always another, still more expensive drug that might.

    “2) Always give priority to publishing research that portrays vitamins as ineffective, or as outright harmful. Select the low-dose vitamin study; ignore the high-dose study. Our master stroke is when we criticize low-dose nutrient studies for ineffectiveness, while discrediting effective high-dose studies because they might be dangerous. Remember: pick the one negative vitamin study; ignore the hundreds of positive vitamin studies.

    “3) If a positive megavitamin study is actually submitted to your department, medical society or journal, reject it on a technicality, and take a year or two to do so. Better still, make the authors publish in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. After all, whatever is published there will not be indexed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.(3) Therefore, the public’s annual 700 million MEDLINE searches will utterly fail to find it. People cannot read what cannot be located.

    “4) Obfuscation works. Cloud and confuse the issue. Never let the truth stand in the way of a good press release. This we learned from the tobacco industry: If you cannot wow ’em with wisdom, baffle them with baloney. Remember, with vitamins, always highlight the negative; ignore the positive. Never let the facts get in the way of as good argument. A good argument is one that you win. This is about power, not health.

    “5) While half the population takes vitamins, fewer than 1% of physicians practice orthomolecular medicine. That is a very small minority. How hard can it be to shut them up? After all, look what we did to Linus Pauling. When he spoke out for vitamin C, we got the entire medical world to openly snicker at the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel prizes. Talk about a WHOPPER!

    “6) Take heed of what behaviorist B.F. Skinner said: Education is a very large number of very small steps. The secret is to keep plugging away, every chance we get. Every time we tell a WHOPPER in the news media or in the medical press, it is one additional, cumulative step towards washing the public’s mind clean as a whistle, and stamping out nutritional medicine for good.–“Now go back to your word-processors and get to work. Wade through those nutrition studies and latch onto the negative ones. The news media are waiting to hear from you.”

    References:

    (1) The most recent annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers published in the journal Clinical Toxicology shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin. Furthermore, there were zero deaths from any dietary mineral supplement.—Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH, Heard SE; American Association of Poison Control Centers. 2007 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 25th Annual Report. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2008 Dec;46(10):927-1057. Full text article available for free download at http://www.aapcc.org/DNN/Portals/0/NPDS%20reports/2008%20AAPCC%20Annual%20Report.pdf Vitamins statistics are found in Table 22B, journal pages 1027-1028. Minerals are in the same table, page 1024.

    (2) Lazarou J, Pomeranz B, Corey P. Incidence of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized patients. JAMA. 1998;279:1200-1205. See also: Leape LL. Error in medicine. JAMA. 1994 Dec 21;272(23):1851-7.

    (3) Saul AW. Medline bias: update. [Editorial] J Orthomolecular Med, 2006. Vol 21, No 2, p 67. http://www.doctoryourself.com/medlineup.html

    For Further Reading:

    Pharmaceutical Advertising Biases Journals Against Vitamin Supplements. Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, February 5, 2009. http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v05n02.shtml

    FDA Claims “Food Supplement” Deaths; Hides Details from the Public. Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, October 9, 2008. http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v04n13.shtml

    LIPOSOMES–REMEDY

    What is a Lipsome?—- Liposomes can fuse with Cells and thereby deliver their internal load.— The inner space of Liposomes can be loaded with any other drugs/nutrients (i.e. active ingredients) and used as delivery systems to deliver these active ingredients to their target sites. This aspect of Liposomes also applies to topically-delivered compounds.

    Ok lets make our own—it will be potent enough for your needs and can make a huge difference in the delivery of some of the antioxidant or supplement—by using fats like coconut—cream—ghee—butter or even oil—or lecithin—-you can utilize for a start an antioxidant –

    Ø Take Rosemary— either the herb or tincture—add it to a ghee– either in a baine marie ( double broiler ) put in a glass container and heat in either in pot of simmering water or frying pan heat til you see the rosemary fuse in the oil once this happens then either cool down the heat or just shut off til the ghee cools down—strain and you have made an lipsomal rosemary antioxidant mix —you can do this with cayenne—tumeric—garlic—or even with supplements such as Cq10—alpha lipoic acid—green tea—

    Ø Another way is to put cream into a blender and the utilize Vitamin C and Elderberry—and then blend til the cream whips up thick– again you have made another lipsome antioxidant mix—now if you continue you can make it into a butter and have the components fused in and will have the antioxidants in the fats—you can add tumeric—red pepper—rosemary—sage—thyme –oregano—you can add Vitamin E—Cq10—Alpha Lipoic—Cinnamon—Clove—Paprika—Carrot Powder—Beta Carotene—Vitamin A—these are some suggestion

    Ø Another way is to fuse oil with herbs or spices or even supplement in a glass container and let sit in a window sill and let the sun hit this for 2 weeks—blend and strain through a handkerchief it will take time —if you can filter it out in another way to reduce the sediment the oil then do so

    Ø Another way is to preheat the oil before you cook and then add any herb you like and when it turns the colour of the herb you know it is fused in ( bay leaf—thyme-) and then add your food you are going to prepare this will increase the levels of

    Take these anyway you like —tsp amounts—add to foods —use in salad oils—mix in nut butters—or seed milks—

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    2009 review– FDA warning letters clampdown

    Don’t destroy hard-won health claim freedom, says ANH

    Japan to ban 125 nutrients including glucosamine form

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    2009 review– FDA warning letters clampdown

    In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued 44 warning letters with internet cancer claims being the primary target. In 2009, the agency upped the ante, issuing 73 letters, half of which targeted swine flu (H1N1) products. Washington DC-based advertising and labeling attorney, Ivan Wasserman, looks back on a busy year for the FDA.

    Our review identified 73 warning letters involving dietary supplements issued by FDA in 2009.

    TARGET OF LETTER NUMBER OF LETTERS
    ‘Drug/Disease’ claims 72
    H1N1claims 37
    Heart Disease/cardiovascular claims 11
    Diabetes claims 8
    Cold/Flu (other than H1N1) Claims 8
    Cancer claims 8
    Other “drug/disease” claims 20
    Claims made on websites 72
    Claims made in metatags 6
    Claims made on labels and labeling 12
    Claims concerning “FDA approval” 1
    Claims made in broadcast or print advertising 1
    Tainted products 1
    GMP violations 0
    The 73 Warning letters issued in 2009 compare to 44 issued in 2008 – a 66 percent increase. When new leadership came to FDA in 2009, they came with a promise to step-up enforcement compared to the previous administration. While some of the increase in warning letters in 2009 can be attributed to the prevalence of products claiming to treat the 2009 H1N1 flu virus, it certainly appears at least that the ‘new’ FDA will be more vigilant in policing the dietary supplement industry. –Web focus –Out of 73 Warning letters, 72 involved claims made on web sites. That’s consistent with 2008. As a general rule, FDA can consider any statement or claim that appears on dietary supplement web pages to be a labeling claim for the product. This can include claims made in consumer testimonials, metatags, and in third party literature excerpts and citations.

    2009 – all bout H1N1

    In terms of product categories, in 2009, the FDA’s main target was dietary supplements that made any type of H1N1 claim. That should be no surprise, as H1N1 generally, and targeting illegal H1N1 products specifically, was certainly a high-profile priority for FDA in 2009. –In addition to warning letters, FDA created dedicated sections of its web site and issued press releases in an effort to inform the public about these products. H1N1 could remain a priority for FDA in 2010, depending on the prevalence of the virus and the likely related prevalence of products claiming to treat or prevent it. —What is somewhat surprising is the dramatic drop in letters targeting cancer-related products. In 2008, 36 of the 44 letters (82 percent) involved, at least in part, cancer-related claims, compared to only eight out of 73 in 2009 (11 percent). Even as a percentage of non-H1N1 letters, cancer-related letters only accounted for 22 percent (8/36)–One possible enforcement trend evidenced by FDA’s 2009 warning letters is the number of letters targeting two categories of products that are not dietary supplements but, like supplements, are generally marketed without FDA approval: homeopathic drug products and medical foods.

    What is a warning letter?

    The agency sends warning letters to manufacturers or marketers to inform them of violations of FDA laws and regulations. FDA may observe violations during an inspection of manufacturing or other facilities. The agency can also review product labeling and, importantly, claims made on websites. –One area of focus for dietary supplements is the distinction between permissible ‘structure/function’ claims and unlawful ‘disease’ or ‘drug’ claims – i.e. claims that state or imply the product will treat, cure, or prevent a disease. –Ivan Wasserman is a partner at Manatt Phelps & Phillips in Washington, DC. He specializes in advertising and labeling issues for the food and dietary supplement sectors.

    Don’t destroy hard-won health claim freedom, says ANH

    The Alliance for Natural Health says a recent missive sent to the FDA by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) calling for the abolishment of structure-function and qualified health claims, would favor large companies and decimate the natural products industry. In a statement published today ANH executive and scientific director, Dr Robert Verkerk, responded to the 158-page CSPI document which highlighted examples of claims abuse, by highlighting the devastating effect revoking the claims would have on smaller players in the industry. –“It is the hundreds of much smaller companies that will feel the pinch if CSPI gets its way,” Verkerk wrote. –“The US health food industry has for many years enjoyed one of the least restrictive claims environments in the world. This regulatory environment hasn’t come by accident. It’s been hard won,” he said, noting the passage of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). —Without it, small and medium-sized companies would have been decimated by drug laws, “leaving only a sprinkling of very large corporations as players in the market.” —“Contrary to what CSPI alleges,” Verkerk continued, “health claims in the US are far from out of control. As with all industries, there will be some irresponsible players, but there are already ample mechanisms in place to deal with false and misleading claims.” —While enforcement measures could be tweaked, wholesale changes were regressive, he said. —“This would create the kind of exclusive health claims club that is benefiting the likes of transnational corporations like Unilever in Europe under the Article 14 procedure of the nutrition and health claims regulation.” –“In the case of product advertising, the Federal Trade Commission has enormous power to penalise companies unable to substantiate claims, and highly publicised prosecutions have had the expected effect in making the vast majority of companies responsible in their use of claims.” —“Regardless of what CSPI or others wanting to eliminate the structure/function claims environment might say, these claims are not unregulated.” —He observed the FDA must be notified within 30 days of a structure/function claim being employed on-product.

    Qualified health claims —Verkerk commented that the qualified health claims system was already being compromised by excessive disclaimers that rendered them almost commercially unusable. Selenium and antioxidant claims, which the ANH and others are challenging in the courts, were cited as examples. —“It is becoming increasingly clear that this process is controlled by pharmaceutical interests or their sympathisers conducting studies that are intended to yield negative results. These data are then used by the pharma industry’s accomplices at the FDA to give the supplement industry yet another knocking.” —Verkerk said the main drivers for claims restriction were coming from the European Union and Codex Alimentarius – the World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization arm that concerns itself with global food regulations. –He said a lack of clarity in what constitutes ‘generally accepted scientific data’ was allowing a bias toward drug-style criteria. –Claims were drawing negative opinions under the EU nutrition and health claims regulation because they were supported, “largely by animal studies, biochemical evidence or emerging science.” –Verkerk said regulatory harmonization initiatives such as Codex were inevitably influenced by “horsetrading” between governments and large corporations. –“We see it in virtually all areas in which big business is dominant, or has a lot to lose—or gain. The push to harmonise laws on carbon dioxide emissions is a recent and key example.” —He said the ANH was raising funds if legal action was required on either side of the Atlantic.

    Japan to ban 125 nutrients including glucosamine form

    Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has signaled its intention to blacklist 125 nutrients including forms of glucosamine, aloe vera and krill because it says they are not being used in products, according to the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS). —Others that appear on the list include isomaltodextranase, chitin, quercetin, mulberry bark extract, ginger extract and calcinated calcium and Eucalyptus leaf extract. –But it is believed the bans are not on the ingredients par se, just specific forms that have slipped out of usage. The USDA said the MHLW was requesting additional information from the companies concerned that may wish to continue using the ingredients. —If cuts are made Japan’s approved list will shrink from 418 to 293 approved substances. —“The stated reason for the deletions is that the ministry believes these additives are not currently being used in foods sold in Japan,” USDA said. –The MHLW issued a January 8, 2010 deadline for companies to submit documentation demonstrating why the substances should not be banned. —“Once these additives have been deleted from the list, they will no longer be allowed for use in foods in Japan. Likewise, any imported foods found to contain a residue of these substances would not be allowed to be sold in Japan.” –The Japanese government has sought foreign embassy feedback on the use of these substances and another public consultation period will be held. –“At that time US food and/or food additive manufacturers with interest in these additives should send comments to MHLW with a statement asserting that the chemical in question is currently in use and contained in food products exported to Japan.”

    Below is the list of table MHLW is planning to delete. Number Additive names in Japanese Additive names in English
    1 アウレオバシジウム培養液 Aureobasidium cultured solution
    10 アスペルギルステレウス糖たん白質 Aspergillus terreus glycoprotein
    11 N-アセチルグルコサミン N-Acetylglucosamine
    21 アラビノガラクタン Arabino galactan
    23 アルカネット色素 Alkanet colour
    28 アロエベラ抽出物 Aloe vera extract
    32 イソマ\ト}キストラナーゼ Isomaltodextranase
    37 イモカロテン Sweet potato carotene
    44 エゴノキ抽出物 Japanese styrax benzoin extract
    46 エラグ酸 Ellagic acid
    49 オキアミ色素 Krill colour
    52 オリゴ-N-アセチルグルコサミン Oligo-N-acetylglucosamnie
    53 オリゴガラクチュロン酸 Oligogalacturonic acid
    54 オリゴグルコサミン Oligoglucosamine
    55 γ-オリザノール γ-Oryzanol
    56 オレガノ抽出物 Oregano extract
    58 海藻灰抽出物 Seaweed ash extract
    61 カカオ炭末色素 Cacao carbon black
    65 ガストリックムチン Gastric mucin
    87 カワラヨモギ抽出物 Rumput roman extract
    89 カンゾ”油性抽出物 Licorice oil extract
    94 キダチアロエ抽出物 Aloe extract
    96 キチン Chitin
    99 キナ抽出物 Redbark cinchona extract
    100 キハダ抽出物 Phellodendron bark extract
    106 グァーガム酵素分解物 Enzymatically hydrolyzed guar gum
    109 クエルセチン Quercetin
    113 グッタハンカン Gutta hang kang
    115 クリストバル石 Cristobalite
    116 グリーンタフ Green tuff
    119 グルコサミン Glucosamine
    133 クワ抽出物 Mulberry bark extract
    136 ゲンチ”ナ抽出物 Gentian root extract
    140 酵素処理カンゾ” Enzymatically modified licorice extract
    141 酵素処理チャ抽出物 Enzymatically modified tea extract
    147 酵素分解ハトムギ抽出物 Enzymatically hydrolyzed coix extract
    148 酵素分解リンゴ抽出物 Enzymatically decomposed apple extract
    156 コバルト Cobalt
    157 ゴマ油不けん化物 Sesame seed oil unsaponified matter
    160 ゴム分解樹脂 Resin of depolymerized natural rubber
    162 コメヌカ酵素分解物 Enzymatically decomposed rice bran
    165 ササ色素 Bamboo grass colour
    166 サトウキビロウ Cane wax
    171 サンダ”ック樹脂 Sandarac resin
    180 シコン色素 Shikon colour Lithospermum root colour
    182 シソ抽出物 Perilla extract
    185 ジャマイカ}ッシア抽出物 Jamaica quassia extract
    186 ショウガ抽出物 Ginger extract
    187 焼成カルシウム Calcinated calcium
    193 スクレロガム Sclero gum
    197 スフィンゴ脂質 Sphingolipid
    202 ゼオライト Zeolite
    203 セサモリン Sesamolin
    205 セスバニアガム Sesbania gum
    206 セピオライト Sepiolite
    212 ソ\バ Sorva
    213 ソ\ビンハ Sorvinha
    214 L-ソルボース L-Sorbose
    215 ダイズサポニン Soybean saponin
    223 胆汁末 Powdered bile
    226 タンニン(抽出物) Tannin (extract)
    231 チャ種子サポニン Tea seed saponin
    232 チャ抽出物 Tea extract
    233 チルテ Chilte
    235 ツヌー Tunu
    238 低分子ゴム Depolymerized natural rubber
    239 テオブロミン Theobromine
    244 電気石 Tourmaline
    248 動物性ステロール Cholesterol
    249 ドクダミ抽出物 Dokudami extract
    258 トリアシルグリセロールリパーゼ Triacylglycerol lipase
    264 ナフサ Petroleum naphtha
    268 ニガキ抽出物 Quassia extract
    269 ニガーグッタ Niger gutta
    270 ニガヨモギ抽出物 Absinth extract
    271 ニストース Nystose
    273 ニュウコウ Olibanum
    275 ニンニク抽出物 Garlic extract
    278 パーオキシダーゼ Peroxidase
    281 パフィア抽出物 Paffia extract
    284 パラジウム Palladium
    287 ヒアルロン酸 Hyaluronic acid
    288 ヒキオコシ抽出物 Isodonis extract
    293 L-ヒドロキシプロリン L-Hydroxyproline
    294 ヒマワリ種子抽出物 Sunflower seed extract
    295 ヒメマツタケ抽出物 Himematsutake extract
    296 ピメンタ抽出物 Pimento extract
    299 ファフィア色素 Phaffia colour
    305 フェルラ酸 Ferulic acid
    309 ブドウ果皮抽出物 Grape skin-derived substance
    310 ブドウ種子抽出物 Grape seed extract
    317 プロポリス抽出物 Propolis extract
    322 粉末モミガラ Powdered rice hulls
    331 ヘスペレチン Hesperetin
    335 ベニノキ末色素 Powdered annatto
    338 ベネズエラチクル Venezuelan chicle
    339 ペパー抽出物 Pepper extract
    343 ヘマトコッカス藻色素 Haematococus algae colour
    348 ホウセンカ抽出物 Garden balsam extract
    349 ホコッシ抽出物 Hokossi extract
    359 マッサランドバチョコレート Massaranduba chocolate
    360 マッサランドババラタ Massaranduba balata
    364 未焼成カルシウム Non-calcinated calcium
    370 ムラサキヤマイモ色素 Purple yam colour
    372 メチルチオアデノシン Methylthioadenosine
    374 メバロン酸 Mevalonic acid
    375 メラロイカ精油 Melaleuca oil
    377 モウソウチク炭抽出物 Mousouchiku charcoal extract
    378 モウソウチク抽出物 Mousouchiku extract
    385 モリン Morin
    386 モンタンロウ Montan wax
    388 油煙色素 Vegetable oil soot colour
    389 ユーカリ葉抽出物 Eucalyptus leaf extract
    403 D-リボース D-Ribose
    405 リンターセルロース Linter cellulose
    406 ルチン酵素分解物 Enzymatically decomposed rutin
    407 ルチン(抽出物) Rutin (extract)
    408 ルテニウム Ruthenium
    409 レイシ抽出物 Mannentake extract
    410 レッチュデバカ Leche de vaca
    411 レバン Levan
    412 レモン果皮抽出物 Lemon peel extract
    415 ログウッド色素 Logwood colour
    416 ロシディンハ Rosidinha
    419 ワサビ抽出物 Wasabi extract
    Poultice Making—

    what is a poultice? The term poultice comes from the Latin word for porridge. It was not uncommon to treat inflammations with porridge spread on a cloth and then applied to the inflamed area. They might also cover the chest during a chest cold. Usually, however, plain porridge mixed with mustard was applied directly on the chest and was called a plaster. Poultices may also be called cataplasms ( a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation )—

    Ø Ø The simplest poultice you can make is by using oatmeal or clay—Simply add water to a bowl and add either or both of the clay or oatmeal—this can either draw out or put into the are what is needed to balance out or rectify a health condition—-

    Ø Ø Another way of making a poultice is by adding herbs or using herbs—what you would do is powder down some herbs either by pestle and mortar or coffee grinder or blender —you can add a combination of the herbs or just add one—you can heat the powder in little water to increase the release of the components of the herb by either adding it directly into a pot of wat and to simmer the herb til desired heat –and if needed add more powdered herb to a bowl if the herbal mix is to soppy ( sometimes after heating the herbs in a pot of water it can be a little runny so when you p0wder the herbs down always leave a little on the side just for this reason)

    Ø Ø Another way is to just use clay—I use a diamatious clay—just add water and make a paste out of this —again not to soppy or to dry —it will lay on the skin like a paste and when it dries it will draw out the poisons that maybe underlying in the skin–When applying these poultices—consider raising the levels of antioxidants ( vitamin C—alpha lipoic acid—Vitamin A—Vitamin E—Thyme—Rosemary—Cinammon—Bayleaf—Green Tea—Astragulus—Reishi Mushrooms—etc—YOU DON’T have to Use all of these —they are examples to consider —straight or in combination

    Making a Seed Milk

    Let the almonds ( or other seed or grains you might want to explore ) sit in a glass container or Jar over night ( you can do it in a shorter period of time but you might find it takes longer to blend and mix) the next day blend mix with your favourite sweetener ( Unpasteurized honey, xylitol, maple syrup, corn syrup ?whatever you would like or even use unsweetened) Add xanthium gum as a binder it keeps every thing together —Blend til smooth and add water as you blend til you fill to top of blender? blend til smooth–Stop pour out into another container ( preferably glass) refrigerate and drink or drink straight from the blender either way you will love it

     

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    Vitamin E may boost brain health after stroke–Recipe

    Food Supplements Directive Stay positive –or bans may follow

    Vitamin B12 May Protect The Brain In Old Age

    New study confirms bisphenol A link to heart disease

    Thyme Oil Can Inhibit COX2 and Suppress Inflammation—Recipe 2

     

    Vitamin E may boost brain health after stroke

    Tocotrienols may prevent nerve cell death in the brain following a stroke, suggests new research on this emerging form of vitamin E. —Alpha-tocotrienol, one of eight forms of vitamin E, was found to inhibit an enzyme from releasing fatty acids that eventually kill neurons, according to findings from a study with mouse brain cells published in the Journal of Neurochemistry. —The beneficial effects are observed at low levels of the nutrient, researchers from Ohio State University report following their National Institutes of Health-funded study. —“Our research suggests that the different forms of natural vitamin E have distinct functions. The relatively poorly studied tocotrienol form of natural vitamin E targets specific pathways to protect against neural cell death and rescues the brain after stroke injury,” said Professor Chandan Sen, lead researcher of the study. “Here, we identify a novel target for tocotrienol that explains how neural cells are protected.” –“We have studied an enzyme that is present all the time, but one that is activated after a stroke in a way that causes neurodegeneration. We found that it can be put in check by very low levels of tocotrienol,” he said. “So what we have here is a naturally derived nutrient, rather than a drug, that provides this beneficial impact.” –Industrial welcome –The study’s results were welcomed by Carotech, the producer of the tocotrienol ingredient used in the study. Dr Sharon Ling, vice president, scientific affairs, sales & marketing (Europe) for Carotech Ltd (London) told NutraIngredients that the company is “very excited that tocotrienol – a natural dietary nutrient from palm oil – can be just as effective [as drugs or other therapeutic agents], if not more so, in neural protection. –“This should open up new possibilities into prevention and even treatment of stroke and other neurodegenerative diseases,” she added. Dr Ling added that the potential neuroprotective effects of nanomolar levels of tocotrienol were first reported a decade ago. “This latest study from The Ohio State University elucidates how very low levels of tocotrienol, which are readily achievable by daily supplementation, protects the brain in artificially induced stroke,” she added. —“It shows tocotrienol inhibits the enzyme cPLA2 from releasing arachidonic acid into the brain. The release of arachidonic acid is an important step in causing neuronal death from glutamate induced state which mimics stroke,” explained Dr Ling. –The vitamin E family —There are eight forms of vitamin E: four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, delta). Alpha-tocopherol is the main source found in supplements and in the European diet, while gamma-tocopherol is the most common form in the American diet. Tocotrienols (TCT) are only minor components in plants, although several sources with relatively high levels include palm oil, cereal grains and rice bran. –While the majority of research on vitamin E has focused on alpha-Toc, studies into tocotrienols account for less than one per cent of all research into vitamin E. –Study details —Sen and his co-workers looked at the effects of alpha-tocotrienol to inhibit the action of the enzyme called cystolic calcium-dependent phospholipase A2, or cPLA2. Following the trauma of blocked blood flow associated with a stroke, an excessive amount of the neurotransmitter glutamate is released in the brain. Despite playing an important role in learning and memory, too much glutamate can trigger the death of brain cells, or neurons, said to be the most damaging effects of a stroke.—( á á á if you eat things like cottage cheese or breads with GMO production then one way to offset a potential issue is by including either Taurine or glycine or gaba to offset the problem of glutamate á á á )—By introducting excess glutamate into the brain cells of mice, the Ohio-based researchers mimicked the brain’s environment after a stroke. In the presence of excess glutamate, cPLA2 released arachidonic acid into the brain, which subsequently underwent an enzymatic chemical reaction to become toxic. —When tocotrienol was introduced to cells exposed to the high levels of glutamate arachidonic acid levels decreased by 60 per cent, said the researchers. This resulted in a cell survival rate four times higher than cells exposed to glutamate alone. —Prof Sen noted that the effects were observable with a 250 nanomolar dose of tocotrienol. This is equivalent to a concentration about 10 times lower than the average amount of tocotrienol circulating in humans who consume the vitamin regularly. –“On a concentration basis, this finding represents the most potent of all biological functions exhibited by any natural vitamin E molecule,” wrote the researchers in the Journal of Neurochemistry. –“This work provides first evidence in recognizing inducible cPLA2 activity as a key target of tocotrienol in protecting against glutamate-induced neurotoxicity,” they added. –Amazing potential —The new findings come after seven years of collaboration between Prof Sen and Carotech, said Mr W.H. Leong, vice president of Carotech Inc. —“The science generated with Tocomin and Tocomin SupraBio for the last seven years has been amazing especially on the potent neuroprotective effect of tocotrienols,” Mr Leong told NutraIngredients. “Being the largest and only GMP-certified tocotrienol producer, it underscores Carotech’s commitment to on science and clinical trials to bring this unique form of vitamin E to our customers.” –Source: Journal of Neurochemistry–Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2009.06550.x–“Nanomolar vitamin E alpha-tocotrienol Inhibits glutamate-induced activation of phospholipase A2 and causes neuroprotection”–Authors: S. Khanna, N.L. Parinandi, S.R. Kotha, S. Roy, C. Rink, D. Bibus, C.K. Sen

    á á á Recipe—you can take a supplement based vitamin E with Magnesium and Taurine to assist with the process of eliminating the unwanted effects of glutamate overload—remember a lot of this comes from soy ( msg ) and wheat that has been GMO or GE —the studies done on this was that the actual problem in the gluten was not the gluten itself but the abnormal levels of glutamate cause a lot to have a gluten intolerance when in fact it is a glutamate intolerance—-a lot of the things consumed in packages and cans or bags have in fact things like autolysed yeast—canola—msg—or soy additives that will cause in some cases an allergic reaction from a roseae like blemish called RIBO RASH—to kidney issues and digestive issue and intestinal issues—Eliminating this in the diet will assist and adding these supplements can offset the glutamates—here are other things that can reduce the impact of glutamates—-Folic Acid counteracts the toxicity of Glutamic Acid. —Lipoic Acid inhibits the excitotoxic effects of Glutamic Acid.—Vitamin B12 (especially the Methylcobalamin form of Vitamin B12) helps to prevent the damage to Neurons caused by exposure to excessive levels of Glutamic Acid. —Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) helps to protect Neurons from the excitotoxic effects of excessive Glutamic Acid. N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) inhibits the excitotoxic effects of Glutamic Acid. –Foods that will assist will be garlic ( it has Cysteine in several forms combine it with vinegar and you will have you NAC) consuming potatoes and wheat germ will also assist in the reduction of glutamatic acid—

     

    Food Supplements Directive Stay positive –or bans may follow–

    Products containing nutrients that don’t appear on the EU Food Supplements Directive (FSD) positive lists are now officially illegal and can be stripped from store shelves after the derogation period expired on December 31, 2009. –While this is not a problem for most companies that have engaged in reformulation where necessary to ensure their products are in line with the FSD, there remains a question mark over products that may remain on-market, and the manner in which the regulation will be enforced across the 27 member states of the European Union bloc. —Several member state trade associations have highlighted the issue, with concerned companies wondering what actions need to be taken in regard to unsold stock. —According to the European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM) regulatory affairs director, Lorène Courrège, it is difficult to tell exactly how the regulation will be enforced. –“It is up to the enforcement agencies in each member state now,” she said. “It is difficult to say what actions will be taken , if any, but I suspect there is going to be a pragmatic approach.” –Asking for trouble —But she said companies were asking for trouble if they allowed products to remain on-shelf containing prohibited ingredients.—“This deadline has not come as a surprise – there has a lot of warning about it and prudent manufacturers will remove products otherwise there is a danger products could be removed from shelves.”—A European Commission spokesperson said the Commission left it to member state enforcement bodies to get on with policing the regulation, unless it received a corporate or consumer complaint directly that may prompt it into action. “There are instances where we can deal with on a case-by-case basis but usually it is up to the member states to enforce the rule,” she said. –Trade groups in Poland, Lithuania, the UK, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Hungary have registered concern about how the regulation is going to be enforced and what kind of advice they should be giving their members. —The Polish Council for Supplements and Nutritional Foods (KRSiO) had lobbied for an extended transition period to 2014, but this failed. It called the imposition of the Directive into Polish law a “flawed transposition”. —Edvinas Butkus, executive director of the Lithuanian Self-medication Industry Association (LSIA), said its members had highlighted as potentially problematic products containing ingredients such as chromium nicotinate and nickel sulfate. –Butkus said he was aware of about 10 ingredients that were raising potential red flags for its members. –“We hope extra time will be given to allow some of these products, for which there are no safety concerns, to be sold through.” Safety concerns —Aušra Aleknavičiūtė, products and registration specialist at supplier Walmark in Lithuania, said a sell-through period should be allowed because nutrients not on the positive list did not necessarily possess safety concerns. —In many cases the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) did not, “have enough data for their evaluation.” —“Those substances have been on the EU market for a long time and there is no serious reason for immediate withdrawal of these substances from the market. For such substances, there is no reason not to allow a reasonable sell-out period on the national level.” —Information about the FSD, including the full text and the annexes, can be found here . —EFSA processed 533 applications relating to 344 nutrients and identified safety concerns with 39 of them.

    Vitamin B12 May Protect The Brain In Old Age

    Vitamin B12, a nutrient found in meat, fish and milk, may protect against brain volume loss in older people. —ScienceDaily (Sep. 11, 2008) — Vitamin B12, a nutrient found in meat, fish and milk, may protect against brain volume loss in older people, according to a study published in the September 9, 2008, issue of Neurology.—For the study, 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87 underwent brain scans, memory testing and physical exams. Researchers also collected blood samples to check vitamin B12 levels. Brain scans and memory tests were also performed again five years later.—The study found that people who had higher vitamin B12 levels were six times less likely to experience brain shrinkage compared with those who had lower levels of the vitamin in their blood. None of the people in the study had vitamin B12 deficiency. á á á SOY has been studied to cause brain shrinkage and it depletes vitamin B12 as one of the elements it depletes as well as zinc –vitamin E—cacium—magnesium and manganese to mention a few!!!—-“Many factors that affect brain health are thought to be out of our control, but this study suggests that simply adjusting our diets to consume more vitamin B12 through eating meat, fish, fortified cereals or milk may be something we can easily adjust to prevent brain shrinkage and so perhaps save our memory,” said study author Anna Vogiatzoglou, MSc, with the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. “Research shows that vitamin B12 deficiency is a public health problem, especially among the elderly, so more vitamin B12 intake could help reverse this problem. Without carrying out a clinical trial, we acknowledge that it is still not known whether B12 supplementation would actually make a difference in elderly persons at risk for brain shrinkage.”—“Previous research on the vitamin has had mixed results and few studies have been done specifically with brain scans in elderly populations. We tested for vitamin B12 levels in a unique, more accurate way by looking at two certain markers for it in the blood,” said Vogiatzoglou.-Vogiatzoglou says the study did not look at whether taking vitamin B12 supplements would have the same effect on memory.—The study was supported by the UK Alzheimer’s Research Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, the Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation through the Norwegian Health Association, Axis-Shield plc and the Johan Throne Holst Foundation for Nutrition Research. The research was part of the program of the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Aging at the University of Oxford.—Story Source:–Adapted from materials provided by American Academy of Neurol

    New study confirms bisphenol A link to heart disease

    More evidence linking bisphenol A (BPA) to heart disease has been found by a group of researchers in the UK. —A team from the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Exeter said analysis of new data from the United States demonstrates that “higher BPA exposure, reflected in higher urinary concentrations of BPA, is consistently associated with reported heart disease in the general adult population of the USA”. The research was published in the journal PlosOne. —The results of the latest study carried out last year, re-confirm findings from a similar review undertaken the year before, said the group as it stated more research to “clarify the mechanisms of these associations” was urgently needed. Professor David Melzer, the academic leading the study, said the results confirmed the original findings were not a statistical anomaly. BPA link to heart disease –Using data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2006- 2006 population study, researchers evaluated 1,493 people aged 18 to 74. They discovered that urinary concentrations of BPA had dropped by 30 per cent compared to previous results from 2003-04. However, they also found that higher BPA concentrations in urine were still associated with an increased prevalence of coronary heart disease in 2005-06. —“This is only the second analysis of BPA in a large human population sample,” said Melzer, professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Exeter’s Peninsula Medical School. “It has allowed us to largely confirm our original analysis and exclude the possibility that our original findings were a statistical blip.” —Professor Tamara Galloway, professor of Ecotoxicology at the University of Exeter and senior author of the paper said more investigation was needed into the cause of the health risk associations to clarify whether they were caused by BPA itself or some other factors linked to BPA exposure. —“The risks associated with exposure to BPA may be small, but they are relevant to very large numbers of people. This information is important since it provides a great opportunity for intervention to reduce the risks,” she added. —-BPA is a chemical used in polycarbonate baby bottles and sippy cups, as well as in the expoxy lining s of food cans. Its continued inclusion in food packaging has provoked considerable consumer anxiety in the United States. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently reviewing its stance that the chemical poses no threat at existing acceptable levels. The agency was due to deliver its verdict by 30 November, 2009, but has yet to release its decision. —Lack of evidence —The American Chemistry Council (ACC) said the study lacked sufficient evidence. “Studies of this type are very limited in what they tell us about potential impacts on human health,” said Steven G. Hentges, of the body’s Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. —“While they can provide helpful information on where to focus future research, by themselves they cannot and should not be used to demonstrate that a particular chemical can cause a particular effect.” –He added: “The study itself does not establish a cause-and-effect relationship between BPA exposure and heart disease. In addition, the robustness of these limited findings is questionable, as fewer than 50 participants self-reported health conditions without medical confirmation.” —David Melzer, Neil E. Rice, Ceri Lewis, William E. Henley, Tamara S. Galloway. Association of Urinary Bisphenol A Concentration with Heart Disease: Evidence from NHANES 2003/06. PLoS ONE, 2010; 5 (1): e8673 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008673 á á á —Interesting Note here—the studies are not conclusive based on the retort from industry but the fact is A) in huge populace utilizing these materials and then discarding them will cause an overload environmentally which in turn comes back into us B) Xenoestrogens have in fact connected to cancer and when several of them are exposed together they have a synergy to increase the detrimental impact to people and there health causing immune system break down—cancer—hormonal disruption and balance for both men and women

    Thyme Oil Can Inhibit COX2 and Suppress Inflammation

    Thyme growing. Researchers have found that six essential oils -from thyme, clove, rose, eucalyptus, fennel and bergamot — can suppress the inflammatory COX-2 enzyme, in a manner similar to resveratrol, the chemical linked with the health benefits of red wine. –ScienceDaily (Jan. 14, 2010) — For those who do not drink, researchers have found that six essential oils -from thyme, clove, rose, eucalyptus, fennel and bergamot — can suppress the inflammatory COX-2 enzyme, in a manner similar to resveratrol, the chemical linked with the health benefits of red wine. They also identified that the chemical carvacrol was primarily responsible for this suppressive activity.–These findings, appearing in the January issue of Journal of Lipid Research, provide more understanding of the health benefits of many botanical oils and provide a new avenue for anti-inflammatory drugs.—Essential oils from plants have long been a component of home remedies, and even today are used for their aromatherapy, analgesic (e.g. cough drops), or antibacterial properties. Of course, the exact way they work is not completely understood. However, Hiroyasu Inoue and colleagues in Japan believed that many essential oils might target COX-2 much like compounds in wine and tea.—So, they screened a wide range of commercially available oils and identified six (thyme, clove, rose, eucalyptus, fennel and bergamot) that reduced COX-2 expression in cells by at least 25%. Of these, thyme oil proved the most active, reducing COX-2 levels by almost 75%.—When Inoue and colleagues analyzed thyme oil, they found that the major component -carvacrol- was the primary active agent; in fact when they use pure carvacrol extracts in their tests COX-2 levels decreased by over 80%.Story Source:–Adapted from materials provided by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference:–Mariko Hotta, Rieko Nakata, Michiko Katsukawa, Kazuyuki Hori, Saori Takahashi, and Hiroyasu Inoue. Carvacrol, a component of thyme oil, activates PPAR-gamma and suppresses COX-2 expression. Journal of Lipid Research, January, 2010

    á á á Recipe 2—take the essential oil of thyme 1-2 drops—add 1 tablespoon of honey—add 1/8 tsp off cayenne pepper –and mix well —and use 1/8 tsp of this—you have made an analgesic ( pain killer) Brain enhancer ( thyme increases DHA levels in the brain heart and kidneys )Immune enhancer—you will have the second strongest antioxidant in the world with thyme—circulation—anti bacterial—antifungal—antiviral impact from thisá á á You can make a tea with thyme as well by adding 2-3 sprigs of thyme with bay leaf 2-3 leafs and rosemary 1-2 sprigs—in a 2 pint pot—this will again be very potent for anti fungal –anti bacterial—anti microbial—antiviral—good for the reduction of yeast and mold—impacting brain efficiency and the reduction of brain fog a well as a Antioxidant and Immune support

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    U.S. and Canadian Alliances for Raw Milk (ARMs) have announced their formation

    ANTI-MRSA —- Plus

    Does cholesterol act as a protector of cholinergic projections in Alzheimer’s disease?

    Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act in running a —cowshare– program

    Healing Poultice for sealing and pulling—Remedy

     

    U.S. and Canadian Alliances for Raw Milk (ARMs) have announced their formation

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (January 10, 2010)? U.S. and Canadian Alliances for Raw Milk (ARMs) have announced their formation. These Alliances for Raw Milk (US ARM and Canadian ARM) and Family Farm and Food Freedom are to promote connections between natural farmers and dairies and families who want fresh, wholesome and healthy natural food choices based on their nutritional education.–The ARMs and their members have declared they have the right and freedom to choose the foods they deem to maintain and restore their health and the right to farm their own land and trade/share the produce with others. The Alliances also come at a time of unwarranted and rapidly increasing legal, regulatory and enforcement actions by state, provincial and federal agencies against small natural, sustainable and organic farms and food operations, especially in the dairy arena.—The Canadian ARM is already organized in Ontario and British Columbia. In the U.S. the states of Wisconsin and Ohio are well underway with thousands of members and more states are pending. Sources in major U.S. raw milk groups say there is strong interest for the EU and Australia and India to join forces in the Alliance.–Internationally known Michael Schmidt, co-director of Canadian ARM told the Journal that he wishes to communicate to the new Alliances and to all farmers and consumers of local, fresh food that:

    Forming local state, federal and international alliances of concerned individuals is of utmost importance. What has to be burning in our soul, is the urge to be free and the determination not to be returned to a modern form of slavery. Blinded by wealth, comfort and convenience we are in grave danger of unconsciously consenting to the takeover of our well being by Government.This battle about raw milk is a battle about food freedom and our individual rights.This is not an isolated battle, this is a global issue beyond our imagination.

    Michael Schmidt, a Canadian degreed biodynamic dairy farmer and teacher has become a well-known North American icon in the food freedom battle. Schmidt owns Glencolton Farms and got arrested this summer again at raw milk Dumpsite 41. His farm was raided by the Ministry of Health and police by 20 armed guards ? holding him as a prisoner in his own house for an entire day three years ago ? taking all the milk products to the city dump. This is the latest in a series of harassments that date back since 1994. He faces a $50,000 fine and imprisonment on January 21. Schmidt is charged for his disobedience for three years of court orders to make him stop providing raw milk to friends and family who actually own the cows he cares for.–At a court and rally right before Christmas in Viroqua, WI, Michael Badnarik, a Libertarian Presidential candidate in 2004 and considered a constitutional scholar and statesman, declared that nowhere is there in laws or constitutions that governments must tell us what we can or cannot eat. Who owns our bodies? We do.!!! That event led to the formation of the Wisconsin ARM.—Kaythlene Pirtle, a well-known Chicago musician, author and motivational speaker on nutrition told the Journal,

    The new unified Alliances and many new raw milk alliances that are beginning to form around the world are voicing a universal outcry of citizens that are saying, We, as human beings on this planet earth, demand the freedom and basic right to choose what kind of food we purchase and eat for ourselves and our families. We will not compromise our lives and health by eating the substandard food produced by a broken profit-driven, government-corporate controlled food system whose only concern is making sure their pockets are lined with money.

    Kurtis Staven, an Alliance coordinator and dairy farmer in British Columbia told the Journal of the dairy farmers concerns there:

    At this point in history, when more people are becoming aware of the foods they eat and the consequences of those actions, there appears to be a political backlash as the guise of food safety is revealed as being geared toward supporting the major agri-business players. We can no longer sit idle and watch our inherent rights be cast aside in favor of corporate profits.!!!

    According to one Alliance member interviewed, who did not want his name disclosed, said: People are getting fed up with the government/corporate partnerships in their kitchens and dictating what healthy is and feeding so much nutritional, health and food safety misinformation and disinformation to the general public.-The inside environmental health regulatory specialist says It is no longer a debate of the health benefits of clean natural milk; that has been settled for a long time. All these people seem to be saying is they want the freedom to eat and farm like grandma and grandpa did without guilt or fear of government intrusion. Now it is a battle over civil rights and basic freedoms .—The first co-sponsored event of the Alliances, along with other groups, will be in Ontario at the court judgments and rally for Michael Schmidt on January 21. Anyone can attend and for more information and to RSVP go to the event posting.—Michael Schmidt, also had this to say concerning the groups and alliances that are forming:

    This is the chance to return to our fundamental values. This is a battle of individuals uniting to preserve what our children and grand children expect us to do. We battle not for us, we carry the burden of responsibility for the future, we carry the future of our children.

    Farmers and consumers can freely join the U.S. Alliance for Raw Milk and Canadian Alliances for Raw Milk and several state/provincial ARMs at their internet locations. There, connections can be made with natural farms and food, educational events and upcoming rallies and court proceedings. More information will be disseminated at meetings and events on the local levels.

    TO: FARM, FOOD, HEALTH, FREEDOM CIRCUITS/ CN, US, INTNL

     

     

    ANTI-MRSA —- Plus

    Suzuki I, Matsumoto Y, Adjei AA, Asato L, Shinjo S, Yamamoto S. –Department of Food and Nutrition, Kumamoto Women’s University, Japan.—The following study was undertaken to determine whether dietary supplementation with glutamine can be used to modulate the immune response following challenge with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) organisms in mice. Thirty BALB/c female mice were randomized into 3 groups: group A (n = 10) were fed 20% casein diet (control), whereas the mice in Groups B (n = 10) and C (n = 10) were given 20% casein diet supplemented with 2 and 4% glutamine, respectively. The diets were made isonitrogenous by glycine and alanine supplementation. On the 10th day on these treatments, each mouse was challenged intravenously with 2 x 10(8) colony-forming units (CFU)/ml of MRSA organisms and mortality was noted for 20 days. The survival rate in Group A (20%) tended to be lower than the rates in Group B (40%), and Group C (70%). CFU values of spleen and kidney of the surviving mice 20 days post challenge were not different among the three groups (p < 0.05). The present results suggest that dietary glutamine supplementation may be effective as a nutritional immunomodulator for the recovery from MRSA infection.

     

    Oak bark against MRSA

    Determining the effect of an oak bark formulation on methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and wound healing in porcine wound models.–Ostomy Wound Manage. 2008 Oct;54(10):16-8, 20, 22-5–Authors: Davis SC, Mertz PM——–Control of wound infections, especially those associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is necessary for the wound healing process. Selection of topical agents should be based not only on their ability to eliminate pathogenic bacteria, but also on whether they may be detrimental to tissue repair. Two randomized, controlled in vivo studies using different porcine models were conducted to evaluate the effect of a topical oak bark ointment (treatment) on 1) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in partial-thickness wounds, and 2) healing of second-degree burn wounds. Silver sulfadiazine, oak bark ointment vehicle control (polyethylene glycol), and no treatment (untreated wounds) were used as controls in both studies. In the first study, 108 partial-thickness wounds in three animals were inoculated with a methicillin-resistant S. aureus suspension (average 6.96+/-0.4 log CFU/mL) and covered for 24 hours with a polyurethane film. After polyurethane film removal, treatments were applied twice daily and nine wounds per day (three per animal) from each treatment group were cultured after 24, 48, and 72 hours. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus colonization was lowest in the active treatment group at all three assessment times and after 72 hours ranged from (5.01+/-1.1 CFU/mL) in the treatment to (6.20+/-0.8 CFU/mL) in the vehicle control treated wounds. In the second study, treatments were applied twice daily to second-degree burn wounds (n = 720) on eight animals. Daily epithelialization assessment (n = five wounds) was performed on day 7 through 10 after wounding. At every assessment time, the proportion of wounds healed was higher in the treatment than in the control treatment groups – days 8, 9, and 10 (active versus vehicle and untreated), P <0.01; days 9 and 10 (vehicle versus untreated), P <0.001. The oak bark formulation studied reduces methicillin-resistant S aureus contamination and facilitates healing in vivo. Research to ascertain the importance of these findings for clinical practice is needed.

    PMID: 18927480 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    Bay Leaf knocks out MRSA

    Anti-methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) compounds isolated from Laurus nobilis.

    Biol Pharm Bull. 2008 Sep;31(9):1794-7

    Authors: Otsuka N, Liu MH, Shiota S, Ogawa W, Kuroda T, Hatano T, Tsuchiya TWe found that an extract from Laurus nobilis L. (Lauraceae) leaves showed antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). We purified two flavonoids as the effective compounds and identified them as kaempferol 3-O-alpha-L-(2”,4”-di-E-p-coumaroyl)-rhamnoside (C2) and kaempferol 3-O-alpha-L-(2”-Z-p-coumaroyl-4”-E-p-coumaroyl)-rhamnoside (C3). Both compounds showed strong antibacterial activity not only against MRSA but also against vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). There was low or no antibacterial activity of C2 and C3 for Streptococcus pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens.

     

    Does cholesterol act as a protector of cholinergic projections in Alzheimer’s disease?

    Iwo J Bohrcorresponding author1

    1University of Newcastle, Department of Neurology, Neurobiology and Psychiatry, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE4 6BE, UK–corresponding authorCorresponding author.–Iwo J Bohr: iwo.bohr@ncl.ac.uk

    Received May 12, 2005; Accepted June 10, 2005.

    This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

     

     

    Abstract

    The relationship between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and progressive degeneration of the forebrain cholinergic system is very well established, whereas mechanisms linking this disease with cholesterol, apolipoprotein E (apoE) phenotype, and amyloid precursor protein (APP) metabolism have not been fully elucidated even though there is a plethora of publications separately on each of these issues. The intention of this hypothesis is to unify knowledge coming from all of these areas. It is based on an assumption that the process of APP hypermetabolism is a neuroprotective response for age-related cholinergic deterioration. In some individuals this initially positive process becomes highly overregulated by genetic or/and epigenetic risk factors and after many years of accumulations lead eventually to AD. I hypothesise that neuroprotective role of APP-hypermetabolism might be related to enrichment of neuronal membranes (lipid rafts in particular) in cholesterol in order to compensate for decrease in presynaptic cholinergic transmission and/or AD-related decrease in cholesterol levels. The above is consistent with findings indicating that activity of both muscarinic and nicotinic cholinergic receptors is correlated in a positive manner with cholesterol plasmalemmal content. Briefly – APP metabolism together with transport of cholesterol in apoE containing lipoproteins seem to play a key role in mobilising cholesterol into neuronal membranes.

     

     

    Background

    The role of cholesterol in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is attracting increasing attention of researchers [1] and there are conflicting messages coming form a great deal of reports. Despite the fact that a wide-spread opinion about high levels of this lipid in the organism still remains negative, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting its beneficial role in the brain. It is for example corroborated by the study showing that high cholesterol blood levels correlate with a lower mortality index and a better outcome following a first stroke [2]. There was also a positive relationship between a hypercholesterolemic diet and improved preservation of cognitive functions in rats which previously underwent anoxic period [3]. The significance of the results obtained with the use of a dietetic paradigm has recently been confirmed by findings reporting a net flux of peripheral cholesterol through Blood-Brain Barrier in the form of 27-hydroxycholesterol [4]. It has also been found that patients suffering from AD have lower levels of cholesterol in cerebrospinal fluid[5] in the lipid fraction of brain membranes resulting in altered membrane physical properties [6] and recently in cholesterol-enriched lipid microdomains in plasmalemma – lipid rafts [7]. Moreover a relationship between AD and down-regulation of seladin-1; a protein involved in cholesterol synthesis was found, reviewed in [7] which may be due to a genetic disorder.–It appears that cholesterol has universal neuroprotective properties. However for the purpose of this article this activity will be described only in connection to AD.–The hypothesis combines within one unifying concept well established facts from the three following main streams of AD research:— the prevalence of forebrain cholinergic system deficits in the disease development, – metabolism of amyloid precursor protein (APP) and— the role of apolipoprotein E4 (apoE4) isoform as a risk factor in association with cholesterol metabolism in the brain.–These key issues will be briefly introduced before presenting the hypothesis.–The main type of neurons primarily affected by AD are these belonging to and innervated by the cholinergic forebrain projection. It is a neuromodulatory system related to high cognitive functions. Deficits in these commands are the first clinical manifestations of AD [8].–Forebrain cholinergic neurons and areas extensively innervated by them (hippocampus and neocortex) contain the largest amounts of senile plaques. According to amyloid cascade hypothesis, widely accepted by scientists, senile plaques are primary factors causing neuronal death in AD, whereas neurofibrillary tangles are secondary [9]. The major constituent of senile plaques are peptides called β-amyloids, products of enzymatic cleavage of APP. Formation of senile plaques is a result of many years of accumulation of β-amyloids and other peptides forming extracellular insoluble aggregates. However it appears that in shorter periods APP and its metabolites demonstrate neuroprotective activity. The increased deposition of APP is a relatively quick reaction to factors deteriorating brain functioning, see for example:[10]. Direct neuroprotective effects were shown in the rat hippocampus [11]. They also were reported to protect cognitive functions following application of anticholinergic agent [12]. Recently Koudinov and Berezov have reviewed evidence showing a positive role of β-amyloids in the brain [13].Cholinergic neurons display particular vulnerability to any negative factors affecting brain function, see for example: [14-16]. Ageing is a major process causing chronic deterioration of brain functioning, the cholinergic system being particularly susceptible and inducing long lasting overproduction of β-amyloids. If this process is aggravated by genetic and/or epigenetic factors it may eventually lead to development of AD.–The importance of cholesterol in the brain functioning is suggestively reflected by the fact that the human brain making up only 2% of total body weight contains as much as 25% of the total pool of this lipid [17]. To a big extent it is concentrated in myelin sheath. However there are also considerable amounts also in neuronal plasmalemma and in lipid rafts in particular. Lipid rafts seem to play a key role in transmembrane signalling processes, including synaptic transmission [18]. Importantly, APP is suggested to occur in lipid rafts [19,20].–The hypothesis aims at explaining this positive role of cholesterol in the brain in association with geriatric cholinergic deficits and APP metabolism.

     

    Presentation of the hypothesis–As suggested above age-related dysfunction in the forebrain cholinergic system results in APP hypermetabolism. However the mechanisms by which APP metabolites fulfil their neuroprotective functions despite some attempts, have not been fully elucidated. I hypothesise that these properties are due to the involvement of APP metabolites in the process of internalization of lipoproteins labelled with apoE, enriched with cholesterol. What could be the aim of this process ? There are data indicating a positive dependence of cholinergic receptors (both muscarinic and nicotinic) on cholesterol content in plasma membranes [21] and the mechanism of molecular interactions between cholesterol and nicotinic receptors have been proposed [22]. In contrast, receptors for monoaminergic agonists, seem to be negatively modulated by high membrane cholesterol [21,23]. In this respect increased uptake of cholesterol might be at least in part a process aiming at compensating cholinergic deficits and/or cholesterol deficits in AD caused for instance by genetic factors. Within the framework of this concept it is possible to explain the causal relationship between AD and a phenotype of apoE. The importance of apoE containing lipoproteins in neuroregenerative processes in connection to the role of cholesterol seems to be well established [20,24], although the role of APP and relationship of apoE-dependent transport with cholinergic transmission has not been fully clarified, despite some interesting proposals [24], which may be regarded as complementary to this hypothesis. There are three allele: ε2, ε3 and ε4 coding different isoforms of the protein. Expression of apoE4 isoform increases the risk of both sporadic and familial late onset of AD. Consequently one can assume that a higher demand of neurons for cholesterol results in higher production of β-amyloids which are engaged in internalization of apoE containing lipoproteins. Possibly interaction between the apoE4 isoform and β-amyloids in contrast to other isoforms is more prone to accumulation of insoluble aggregates and in addition might be less effective in cholesterol uptake as suggested in[20]. The relationship between levels of expression of APP metabolites, amount of apoE and cholesterol levels has been shown in several instances. An interesting example of such a relationship is provided by Howland et al [25] who carried out experiments exploring a mouse model of AD. In these mice exposure to a high cholesterol diet resulted in reduction of APP metabolites and concomitant increase of apoE. Similarly, it was reported that cells in culture exposed to high cholesterol reduced APP metabolism [26]. Reduction in APP metabolite production in conditions of high cholesterol in these publications may be explained by the negative feedback principle.

    Testing the hypothesis

    The best way to test the hypothesis might be by experiments combining all of its main constituents. For instance by inducing APP hypermetabolism, and then verify whether supplementation of high cholesterol would result in:

    – lowering of APP hypermetabolism

    – better survival of neurons in crucial areas like the forebrain cholinergic system, hippocampus and some neocortical areas

    – better preservation of cognitive functions

     

    Implications of the hypothesis–If the hypothesis is proved to be true it should first of all change negative attitude towards blood high cholesterol levels in clinical practice. In particular the use of statins in older subjects with neurological disorders should be revised. Recently there is an increasing number of reports indicating uncertainties related to this issue [20,27]. However this should be handled with care, since some authors even acknowledging the positive role of cholesterol in the brain do not exclude some beneficial actions of this group of drugs see e.g. [7]. Nevertheless, if the hypothesis is validated it may result in changes in some diet recommendations, especially while considering that definitely not in all cases high blood cholesterol must result in arteriosclerosis, this is supported by findings indicating homocysteine and not cholesterol as the primary vessel damaging factor in this disease [28], see also a strong criticism of the concept “blaming” cholesterol as a primary factor in the disease [29].–Moreover it would open up new alleys in brain function studies in general and AD in particular. It would imply the need of widening our understanding of the activity of cholesterol in the plasmalemma of neurons and mechanisms by which cholinergic receptors interact with plasmalemmal cholesterol.

     

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    Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act in running a —cowshare– program

    Raw milk enthusiasts say it’s a health panacea, loaded with nutrients, live, whole and delicious. Health Canada says it’s potentially ridden with harmful bacteria just waiting to infect anyone who gets near it. So who’s right about raw milk?—Pasteurization of milk and other beverages is the process of heating the liquid to kill possible pathogenic bacteria that could cause human illness and it extends shelf life by preventing spoilage. Originally invented by Louis Pasteur in 1862 as a means for preventing souring of wine and beer, pasteurization was applied to milk in the early part of the last century. Before wide scale pasteurization came into effect in the 1930s, all milk consumed by anyone was raw. Now all milk bought in Canada has been pasteurized. —-Raw milk advocates say the pasteurization process is essentially killing a whole, live food. They say that pasteurizing renders the milk life-depleting, actually putting a burden on the system when it is drunk, unlike raw milk, which is full of nutrients, enzymes and beneficial bacteria vital to the human digestive tract. Advocates state pasteurized milk consumption is associated with allergies, colic in young children, tooth decay, growth problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, and even heart disease and cancer. Dr. Edward Group of Global Healing Center says, “The milk everybody drinks today [pasteurized] is far from a whole food, and in my research is not fit for human consumption”.—Some in the pro-raw milk camp claim that lactose intolerance would not exist if people were drinking milk in its natural raw state instead of the pasteurized milk we drink today. The heating of milk converts the milk sugar lactose to beta-lactose, a form that is more rapidly absorbed in the system. Pasteurization also destroys enzymes that help break down lactose leading to a product that is more difficult to digest. Mildly lactose intolerant people are reportedly able to drink raw milk without incident.—On the other side of the fence, Health Canada maintains that drinking unpasteurized milk is dangerous. “Any possible benefits are far outweighed by the serious risk of illness from drinking raw milk,” says their webite. They say that raw milk can easily and silently harbour harmful bacteria, including salmonella, E. coli and listeria, which can cause human illness and even death. It is currently illegal to sell unpasteurized milk in Canada.– Although it is undoubtedly beneficial to destroy dangerous pathogens in our milk, pasteurization amounts to throwing the baby out with the bathwater, destroying all probiotic bacteria and enzymes in the process. As it stands, pasteurized milk needs to be fortified with vitamins to put back in nutrients that were destroyed in its processing. Pasteurization also destroys the chemical make-up of calcium found naturally in raw milk, according to Dr. Group and it destroys all the vitamin C.—Critics accuse Health Canada of being in bed with the milk industry (one of the reasons that milk features so prominently on the government-created food pyramid or the “four basic food groups” of the past; programs that have been informing Canadians of the “right” way to eat for decades). Since the large scale distribution of raw milk would be impossible due to its delicate nature, getting real, raw milk from safe, small-scale producers around the country would be a threat to the dairy industry. The raw milk campaigners say money rather than safety is the real concern here.—Is drinking raw milk dangerous? Personally I don’t think so as long as the precautions given by the raw milk crowd are followed. They say that only organic, pasture-raised, grass-fed cow, goat and sheep milk should be consumed raw. This is because grain and soy fed animals have different milk composition and that milk is missing important antibacterial components which stave off any harmful pathogens. Organic green grass is a cow’s natural food source, so it makes sense that this would produce the healthiest, safest milk (note that this is not how cows within the dairy industry are generally raised or fed).—Because it is illegal to sell, raw milk is not easy to find in Canada. However, yesterday an Ontario court found that farmer Michael Schmidt was not guilty of violating the Milk Act and the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act in running a “cowshare” program. Because the rules for pasteurization do not apply to farmers, if you own a share of a cow, you’re technically drinking your own farmed milk. This ruling will likely open the doors for other such programs around the province and may set a precedence for similar cases in other provinces.
    The Healthy Foodie is Doug DiPasquale, Holistic Nutritionist and trained chef, living in Toronto. You can email him with questions at dugdeep@gmail.com.

    Healing Poultice for sealing and pulling — Remedy

    This recipe works fast and can seal a wound within minutes – it will draw out and seal wounds—what you will need is Comfrey extract —Wormwood ( powdered ) Diatomacious Earth ( clay ) and mullein and gelatin—take equal parts of the gelatin and powdered wormwood and mullein add to bowl –then add 1 tsp of the comfrey extract—add then your clay and mix til pasty the use a spreader or back of a spoon and smooth this on over the open wound—this will cause the wound to seal up and smoothly—the wormwood and comfrey will assist in disinfecting the wound on a microbial level as well as an antibacterial–the clay and gelatin and comfrey will utilize the proteins and nutrients the skin needs as well to regenerate—this will be an asset even those with other skin conditions–such as exczema and psoriasis—may even impact those with skin contaminats that maybe lodged in the skin( to expedite this utilize again enzymes such as serrepeptase and edta and iodine internally to break down metal contaminats—

     

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    RAW MILK –Facts and Nutrition

    Fallacies of the Medical System

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    Recipe for Raw Milk
    Diet Of Whipping Cream, Butter, Oil Can Help Control Epileptic Seizures In Many Children

    Recipe —Immune enhancer with Garlic –Iodine –and Vinegar—

    Fallacies of the Medical System

    “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and
    what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as
    sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

    “Most men die of their remedies, not of their illnesses.”
    — Moliere

    “Doctors Are The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US.”
    — Dr. Joseph Mercola

    “The very first requirement of a hospital is that it
    should do the sick no harm.”
    — Florence Nightengale

    “Doctors give drugs of which they know little, into bodies,
    of which they know less, for diseases of which they know
    nothing at all.”
    — Voltaire

    “…the estimated total number of iatrogenic deaths—that is,
    deaths induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or
    by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures— in the US
    annually is 783,936….while 553,251 died of cancer.”
    — Gary Null, et al., Death by Medicine

    “In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than
    in giving health to men.”
    — Cicero

    “The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth;
    and he that is wise will not abhor them.”
    — Ecclesiasticus 38:4

    “But, it’s not my job.”
    If you’re not actively supporting health freedoms, you’re
    doing exactly what they are counting on you to do.

    “In all the controversies over what the causes of diversities
    might be, no one seem to have paid much attention to the
    factor in the environment that has the most obvious effect
    on any organism: food.”
    — Michael Crawford & David Marsh

    “Most over-the-counter and almost all prescribed drug
    treatments merely mask symptoms or control health problems or
    in some way alter the way organs or systems such as the
    circulatory system work. Drugs almost never deal with the
    reasons why these problems exist, while they frequently create
    new health problems as side effects of their activities.”
    — John R. Lee, M.D.

    “What we find now is the fleecing of the American public’s
    pocketbooks by the environmental movement for their political
    use. What we find now is exhausting litigation, instigation of
    false claims, misleading science, and scare tactics to fool
    Americans into believing disastrous environmental scenarios
    that are untrue.”
    — US Senator James Inhofe, Chairman, Environment and Public
    Works Committee October 10, 2004

    RAW MILK –Facts and Nutrition
    Back in the 20’s Americans could buy fresh raw whole milk, real clabber and buttermilk, luscious naturally yellow butter, fresh farm cheeses and cream in various colors and thicknesses. Today’s milk is accused of causing everything from allergies to heart disease to cancer, but when Americans could buy Real Milk, these diseases were rare. In fact, a supply of high quality dairy products was considered vital to American security and the economic well being of the nation.–What’s needed today is a return to humane, non-toxic, pasture-based dairying and small-scale traditional processing, in short………..A CAMPAIGN FOR REAL MILK!

     

    Real Milk comes from Real Cows–The source of most commercial milk is the modern holstein, bred to produce huge quantities of milk–three times as much as the old-fashioned cow. She needs special feed and antibiotices to keep her well. Her milk contains high levels of growth hormone from her pituitary gland, even when she is spared the indignities of genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone to push her to the udder limits of milk production.

     

    Real Milk Comes from Cows that Eat Real Food–Real feed for cows is green grass in Spring, Summer and Fall; green feed, silage, hay an root vegetables in Winter. it is not soy meal, cottonseed meal or other commercial feeds, nor is it bakery waste, chicken manure or citrus peel cake, laced with pesticides. Vital nutrients like vitamins A and D, and the fat-soluble catalyst that promotes optimum mineral assimilation are greatest in milk from cows eating green grass, especially rapidly growing green grass. Vitamins A and D are greatly diminished, and the fat-soluble catalyst disappears, when milk cows are fed commercial feed. Soy meal has the wrong protein profile for the dairycow, resulting in a short burst of high milk production followed by premature death. Most milk (even most milk labeled “organic”) comes from dairy cows that are kept in confinement their entire lives and never see green grass!

     

    Pasteurization Destroys Nutrients–Pasteurization destorys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile milk proteins, destroys vitamin B12, and vitamin B6, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems in children, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Calves fed pasteurized milk die before maturity. Raw milk sours naturally but pasteurized milk turns putrid and processors must remove slime and pus from pasteurized milk by a process of centrifugal clarification. Inspection of dairy herds for disease is not required for pasteurized milk. The practice of heating milk to kill germs was instituted in the 20s to combat TB, infant diarrhea, indulant fever and other diseases caused by poor animal nutrition and dirty production methods. But times have changed and modern stainless steel tanks, milking machines, refrigerated trucks and inspection methods make pasteurization absolutely unnecessary for public protection. (and pasteurization does not always kill the bacteria for Johne’s disease, with which most modern cows are infected. The Johne’s bacteria is suspected of causing Crohn’s disease in humans.) Clean raw milk from healthy cows is available here at Prairie Rose Ranch.

    Real Milk is Not Homogenized–Homogenization is a process that breaks down butterfat globules so they do not rise to the top. Homogenized milk has been linked to heart disease.

    Real Milk Contains Butterfat…and lots of it!—Average butterfat content from old-fashioned cows at the turn of the century was over 4% (or more than 50% of calories). Today butterfat comprises less than 3% (or less than 35% or calories). Worse, consumers have been duped into believing that low-fat and skim milk products are good for them. Only by marketing low-fat and skim milk as a health food can the modern dairy industry get rid of its excess poor-quality, low-fat milk from modern high-production hers. butterfat contains vitamins A and D needed for assimilation of calcium and protein in the water fraction of the milk. Without them protein and calcium are more difficult to utilize and possibly toxic. butterfat is rich in short- and medium chain fatty acids which protect against disease and stimulate the mmune system. It contains glyco-spingolipids which prevent intestinal distress and conjugated linoleic acid which has strong anticancer properties.

     

    Real Milk Contains No Additives

     

    Powdered skim milk, a source of dangerous oxidized cholesterol and neuortoxic amino acids, is added to 1% and 2% milk. Low-fat yogurts and sour creams contain mucopolysaccharide slime to give them body. Pale butter from hay-fed cows contains colorings to make it look like vitamin-rich butter from grass-fed cows. Bioengineered enzymes are used in large scale cheese production. Many mass produced cheeses contain additives and colorings and imitation cheese products contain vegetable oils.–Pasteurization laws favor large, industrialized dairy operations and squeeze out small farmers. When farmers have the right to sell unprocessed milk to consumers, they can make a decent living, even with small herds.–Our herd here at Prairie Rose Ranch numbers only six Jerseys. We hope to add more cows in the future, especially cows that are bred to produce milk on grass alone. We will never have more than ten Jerseys in our herd. Now that’s small!

     

    ****Recipe for Raw Milk— Add 12 ounces of raw milk ( more if you like) into a 20 ounce blender—then add 1 raw egg ( free range from a farm not store bought) add 1-2 drops of lugols iodine—2 tablespoons of unpasteurized honey—1 -2 drops of the essential oil of cinnamon or clove or nutmeg-or even oil of oregano or the use of either propolis or balm of gilead 1-2 drops—Blend til all components are totally saturated—stop blender and pour and drink ( as much as you like) this will give approximately 18-22 grams of protein ( complete ) with the fats from both egg and milk –all the nutrients needed—with the iodine and the essential oil of choice this will increase protection and antioxidant and nutrient balancing as well.—With the Unpasteurized Honey you increase propolis and peroxide as well to insure better health and protection—and with the propolis or balm of gilead you further boost your immune system Now if you combine this with a potato you can literally live on this—you have a complete diet

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL
    http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

    About PROPYLENE GLYCOL: Propylene glycol is practically non-toxic when taken orally, i.e. added to food. However, it has been found to provoke skin irritation and sensitization in humans as low as 2% concentration, while the industry review panel recommends cosmetics can contain up to 50% of the substance. ——PROPYLENE GLYCOL has reported used in the following product types: facial moisturizer/treatment (849); hair color and bleaching (673); moisturizer (671); anti-aging (533); facial cleanser (444); sunscreen spf 15 and above (431); conditioner (422); styling gel/lotion (366); shampoo (365); body wash/cleanser (344)

    Allergies/immunotoxicity

    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Limited evidence of skin and immune system toxicity

     

    CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review), 2006

    Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Limited evidence of respiratory toxicity

    products that may be aerosolized (airborne)

    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 2004

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    Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Classified as skin irritant

     

    National Library of Medicine HazMap

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    Developmental/reproductive toxicity

    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    One or more animal studies show reproductive effects at moderate doses

     

    RTECS®- Kaibogaku Zasshi 1962

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    Cancer
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results

     

    RTECS®- Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica, Section A, Supplement 1981

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    Violations, Restrictions & Warnings
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations – Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications

     

    Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

     

    Endocrine disruption
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    One or more animal studies show endocrine system disruption at high doses

     

    RTECS®- Toxic Substance Mechanisms 1995

    Neurotoxicity

    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    One or more animal studies show brain and nervous system effects at high doses

     

    RTECS®- Journal of Pediatrics 1978

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    Enhanced skin absorption
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Penetration enhancer

     

    Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

    Multiple, additive exposure sources
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food

     

    FDA Food Additive Status

    Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food

     

    FDA Everything Added to Food

    Data gaps
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Safety assessment was based on related chemical

     

    Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

    1,195 studies on toxicity in PubMed see search results ->

     

     

    Systemic contact dermatitis from propylene glycol.

    Lowther A, McCormick T, Nedorost S.

    University Hospitals Department of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA.–A 39-year-old woman presented with pruritic eczematous plaques on her face, neck, and right hand that she had had for approximately 2 months, following an abrasive injury caused by the deployment of an airbag in a car accident. Results of patch testing were positive for several medicaments and propylene glycol (PG). The patient’s condition cleared after discontinuation of all topical products containing PG and her other identified allergens, but she noted flares of her contact dermatitis following the ingestion of foods containing PG. A subset of patients will have a recurrence of dermatitis after the ingestion of a contact sensitizer. Recurrent dermatitis despite complete avoidance of identified topical allergens and a history of recurrent eczema at the patch-test site are clues to the diagnosis of systemic contact dermatitis. Even weak patch reactions to PG, if they persist to a day-7 reading, should be considered potentially relevant. Avoidance of dietary PG includes attention to labels on food and medication and the avoidance of certain foods in restaurants when ingredients cannot be verified.

    Allergies/immunotoxicity
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Limited evidence of skin and immune system toxicity

     

    CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review), 2006

    Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Limited evidence of respiratory toxicity

    products that may be aerosolized (airborne)

    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 2004

    show more

     

    Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Classified as skin irritant

     

    National Library of Medicine HazMap

    show more

     

    Developmental/reproductive toxicity
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    One or more animal studies show reproductive effects at moderate doses

     

    RTECS®- Kaibogaku Zasshi 1962

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    Cancer

    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results

     

    RTECS®- Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica, Section A, Supplement 1981

    show more

     

    Violations, Restrictions & Warnings
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations – Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications

     

    Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

    Endocrine disruption

    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    One or more animal studies show endocrine system disruption at high doses

     

    RTECS®- Toxic Substance Mechanisms 1995

    Neurotoxicity

    Enhanced skin absorption
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Penetration enhancer

     

    Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

    Multiple, additive exposure sources
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food

     

    FDA Food Additive Status

    Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food

     

    FDA Everything Added to Food

    Data gaps
    type of concern

    product conditions

    reference

    Safety assessment was based on related chemical

     

    Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

    1,195 studies on toxicity in PubMed see search results ->

     

    PubMed

    Government, industry, academic studies and classifications

    government/industry list/academic study

    appears on list as

    classification(s)

    FDA Food Additive Status

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • miscellaneous
    • Substances generally recognized as safe in foods but limited in standardized foods where the standard provides for its use – CFR184.1666
    • refers to part number under Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations 169 (169.175; 169.176; 169.177; 169.178; 169.180; 169.181)
    • Vanilla Extract
    • Carrier for enzyme modified soy protein
    • refers to part number under Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations 582.1666 – In animal feeds

    Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    •Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications
    •Determined safe for use in cosmetics up to a specified concentration limit
    •Penetration enhancer – alters skin structure, allows other chemicals to penetrate deeper into the skin
    •Safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) is based on safety or product use data for a different, related ingredient

    FDA Everything Added to Food

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • Fully up-to-date toxicology information has been sought.

    National Library of Medicine HazMap

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    •Skin Sensitizer – An agent that can induce an allergic reaction in the skin or lungs: Yes;
    •Lacrimator – A substance that irritates the eyes and induces the flow of tears: Yes;

    NTP – Risks to Human Reproduction

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    REPRO: Negligible concern || DEVELOPMENT: Negligible concern

    CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review), 2006

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    Propylene glycol was found to provoke allergic reactions in patients with eczema and other skin allergies.

    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 2004

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • Respiratory Toxicity Hazards: suspected

    RTECS®- “Cutaneous Toxicity, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference, 1976,” Drill, V 1977

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • skin – Primary skin irritant ( human )

    RTECS®- “Prehled Prumyslove Toxikologie; Organicke Latky,” Marhold, J 1986

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • sense organ – Primary eye irritant (rabbit )

    RTECS®- “Vrednie chemichescie veshestva, galogen I kislorod sodergashie organicheskie soedinenia” 1984

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • brain and nervous system – Ataxia (rat LD50)
    • respiratory – Respiratory depression (rat LD50)
    • brain and nervous system – Tetany (rat LD50)

    RTECS®- “Vrednie chemichescie veshestva, galogen I kislorod sodergashie organicheskie soedinenia” 1984

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • brain and nervous system – Ataxia (rabbit LDLo)
    • respiratory – Respiratory depression (rabbit LDLo)
    • brain and nervous system – Tetany (rabbit LDLo)

    RTECS®- Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica, Section A, Supplement 1981

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • mutagenic – Positive mutation assay: Cytogenetic Analysis (mouse scu)
    • mutagenic – Positive mutation assay: DNA Inhibition (mouse scu)

    RTECS®- Arzneimittel-Forschung 1976

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • broad systemic – Broad systemic toxicity (rat LD50)

    RTECS®- FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 1974

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • broad systemic – Broad systemic toxicity (rabbit LD50)

    RTECS®- Federation Proceedings, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 1947

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • kidney or renal system – Changes in both tubules and glomeruli (mouse LD50)
    • blood – Changes in spleen (mouse LD50)
    • respiratory – Chronic pulmonary edema (mouse LD50)

    RTECS®- Food and Chemical Toxicology 1982

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • sense organ – Primary eye irritant (rabbit )

    RTECS®- Food and Chemical Toxicology 1984

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • mutagenic – Positive mutation assay: Cytogenetic Analysis (hamster fbr)

    RTECS®- Interagency Collaborative Group on Environmental Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, Memorandum, June 17, 1974 17JUN1974

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • broad systemic – Broad systemic toxicity (rat LD50)

    RTECS®- Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 1941

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • broad systemic – Broad systemic toxicity (guinea pig LD50)

    RTECS®- Journal of Investigative Dermatology 1970

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • skin – Primary skin irritant ( human )

    RTECS®- Journal of Pediatrics 1978

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • brain and nervous system – General anesthetic (child TDLo)
    • brain and nervous system – Changes in surface EEG (child TDLo)
    • brain and nervous system – Convulsions or effect on seizure threshold (child TDLo)

    RTECS®- Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 1932

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • brain and nervous system – Coma (rabbit LDLo)
    • respiratory – Respiratory stimulation (rabbit LDLo)
    • brain and nervous system – Somnolence (general depressed activity) (rabbit LDLo)

    RTECS®- Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 1937

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • cardiovascular – Other changes (chicken LDLo)

    RTECS®- Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 1939

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • broad systemic – Broad systemic toxicity (mouse LD50)

    RTECS®- Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2000

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • skin – Primary skin irritant (child )

    RTECS®- Kaibogaku Zasshi 1962

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • reproductive – Fetotoxicity (mouse TDLo)
    • reproductive – Post-implantation mortality (mouse TDLo)

    RTECS®- Kriobiologiya i Kriomeditsina 1981

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • brain and nervous system – Changes in motor activity (specific assay) (mouse LD50)
    • respiratory – Cyanosis (mouse LD50)
    • brain and nervous system – Muscle contraction or spasticity (mouse LD50)

    RTECS®- Kriobiologiya i Kriomeditsina 1981

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • broad systemic – Broad systemic toxicity (rat LD50)

    RTECS®- National Technical Information Service

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • broad systemic – Broad systemic toxicity (rabbit LD50)

    RTECS®- Pediatrics 1983

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • metabolic – Other changes (infant TDLo)

    RTECS®- Raw Material Data Handbook, Vol 1974

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • broad systemic – Broad systemic toxicity (rabbit LD50)

    RTECS®- Toxic Substance Mechanisms 1995

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • endocrine system – Hyperglycemia (rat TDLo)
    • biochemical – Phosphatases (rat TDLo)
    • biochemical – Transaminases (rat TDLo)

    RTECS®- Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 1978

    PROPYLENE GLYCOL

    • broad systemic – Broad systemic toxicity (rat LD50)

     

     

    references
    government/industry list/academic study

    reference

    FDA Food Additive Status

    FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.

    Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

    CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.

    FDA Everything Added to Food

    FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2006. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

    National Library of Medicine HazMap

    NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.

    NTP – Risks to Human Reproduction

    NTP (National Toxicology Program). 2006. NTP Center for the Evaluation fo Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR). NTP-CERHR Reports and Monographs.

    Open scientific literature

    CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.

    Scorecard.org Toxicity Information

    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Minimal risk Levels for Hazardous Substances. January 2004. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mrls.html, 2004

    RTECS®- “Cutaneous Toxicity, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference, 1976,” Drill, V 1977

    RTECS®- “Cutaneous Toxicity, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference, 1976,” Drill, V.A., and P. Lazar, eds., New York, Academic Press, Inc. 1977 -,127,1977

    RTECS®- “Prehled Prumyslove Toxikologie; Organicke Latky,” Marhold, J 1986

    RTECS®- “Prehled Prumyslove Toxikologie; Organicke Latky,” Marhold, J., Prague, Czechoslovakia, Avicenum, 1986 -,206,1986

    RTECS®- “Vrednie chemichescie veshestva, galogen I kislorod sodergashie organicheskie soedinenia” 1984

    RTECS®- “Vrednie chemichescie veshestva, galogen I kislorod sodergashie organicheskie soedinenia”. (Hazardous substances. Galogen and oxygen containing substances), Bandman A.L. et al., Chimia, 1994 -,149,1984

    RTECS®- “Vrednie chemichescie veshestva, galogen I kislorod sodergashie organicheskie soedinenia” 1984

    RTECS®- “Vrednie chemichescie veshestva, galogen I kislorod sodergashie organicheskie soedinenia”. (Hazardous substances. Galogen and oxygen containing substances), Bandman A.L. et al., Chimia, 1994 -,150,1984

    RTECS®- Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica, Section A, Supplement 1981

    RTECS®- Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica, Section A, Supplement. (Copenhagen, Denmark) No.210-274, 1970-81. For publisher information, see ACPADQ. 274,304,1981

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    Diet Of Whipping Cream, Butter, Oil Can Help Control Epileptic Seizures In Many Children

    ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2009) — A new study by researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has shown that the highly regimented ketogenic diet, a high-fat nutritional therapy used to limit seizures, requires long-term medical management and strong parental commitment to achieve both sufficient nutrition and improved seizure control in children.—The study, by Mary L. Zupanc, M.D., professor of pediatrics and medical director of the pediatric epilepsy program, and Beth Zupec-Kania, R.D., C.D., appeared in the Nov. 4, 2008, issue of Epilepsia. Their approach to the diet includes a thorough diet history and metabolic assessment of the child, long-term seizure, nutrition, and medical monitoring, and vitamin/mineral supplementation.—“This diet cannot be tried by parents without close medical management and follow-up,” cautions Dr. Zupanc. “It requires careful metabolic monitoring and precise supplementation of missing nutrients.”–Their approach has been effective, as seen in an as yet unpublished study of 43 patients at Children’s Hospital, between the ages of twelve months and 15 years. Of these children who started on the ketogenic diet between 2002 and 2006, half had a greater than 90 percent reduction in seizure frequency. The majority of the children who responded to the diet had either a severe form of childhood epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or symptomatic generalized epilepsy. Their brain activity, as measured by electro encephalograms also improved significantly, paralleling the dramatic changes in seizure control. “Lack of compliance or of consistent medical monitoring can lead to poor growth, impaired nutrition and seizure recurrence,” says Dr. Zupanc. “There has to be careful monitoring and consistent communication between the dietitian and the physician managing the diet. Metabolic screening should be performed after the first month and every three months afterward. The family should keep a detailed seizure diary. Growth and weight parameters require ongoing monitoring, as do side effects such as lethargy or nausea, which may indicate a hidden metabolic defect.”–The carbohydrate-restricted ketogenic diet also requires strong parental support, according to Zupec-Kania. “Fat comprises between 80 and 90 percent of the diet’s calories and is provided by foods such as whipping cream, butter and seed oils. The remaining calories are allocated to essential protein requirements from meat and fish, and secondarily to low-carbohydrate vegetables and fruit,” she says. “The elimination of carbohydrate-rich foods such as simple sugars, bread, pasta, cereals grains and milk makes this diet difficult for many patients to follow.”ATKINS DIET–While the mechanism of seizure control by the ketogenic diet is not fully understood, the diet forces the body to accumulate large amounts of compounds such as acetone and acetoacidic acid, ( Vinegar or Yogurt ) produced by the oxidation of fatty acids. The diet also restricts the intake of micronutrients such as vitamin D, calcium and phosphorous, which may already be low in those on long-term anti-epileptic drug therapy.—-Adapted from materials provided by Medical College of Wisconsin, via Newswise

     

    Recipe —Immune enhancer with Garlic –Iodine –and Vinegar—Take 1 whole bulb of garlic—peel and load into a blender—then add 2 cups of vinegar 6 drops of lugols iodine and then blend til the mix is totally liquified—5-8 minutes—strain and use 1 tsp increments daily to alleviate circulatory issues—digestion—thyroid—lung—brain—arteries—liver—antiparacitical—antiviral—increases uptake of calcium and magnesium in the colon—increases fat conversion into energy—anti estrogen—arsenic remover—protects against cancer—protects chromosomes—anti mucous—antiaging

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    The Benefits of Saturated Fats

    The much-maligned saturated fats­which Americans are trying to avoid­are not the cause of our modern diseases. In fact, they play many important roles in the body chemistry:

    • Saturated fatty acids constitute at least 50% of the cell membranes. They are what gives our cells necessary stiffness and integrity.
    • They play a vital role in the health of our bones. For calcium to be effectively incorporated into the skeletal structure, at least 50% of the dietary fats should be saturated. (38)
    • They lower Lp(a), a substance in the blood that indicates proneness to heart disease. (39) They protect the liver from alcohol and other toxins, such as Tylenol. (40)
    • They enhance the immune system. (41)
    • They are needed for the proper utilization of essential fatty acids.
    • Elongated omega-3 fatty acids are better retained in the tissues when the diet is rich in saturated fats. (42)
    • Saturated 18-carbon stearic acid and 16-carbon palmitic acid are the preferred foods for the heart, which is why the fat around the heart muscle is highly saturated. (43) The heart draws on this reserve of fat in times of stress.
    • Short- and medium-chain saturated fatty acids have important antimicrobial properties. They protect us against harmful microorganisms in the digestive tract.

    The scientific evidence, honestly evaluated, does not support the assertion that “artery-clogging” saturated fats cause heart disease. (44) Actually, evaluation of the fat in artery clogs reveals that only about 26% is saturated. The rest is unsaturated, of which more than half is polyunsaturated. (45)

     Health benefits of Butter

    “Research undertaken at The University of Auckland suggests that dairy foods may reduce the occurrence and symptoms of asthma and other allergic diseases. University studies have shown that mice with allergic conditions show a reduced reaction to allergens when fed a diet enriched with fatty acids derived from milk. These fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties and occur naturally in cow’s milk but are not present in margarine.  The reduction of butter consumption and the subsequent increase in margarine use in the Western World occurred at the same time as the increased incidence of asthma, eczema and other allergic diseases. In New Zealand , margarine was not available in shops until 1971. “A number of studies have shown that butter consumption is associated with a reduction in allergic disease,” says Dr Peter Black from the University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. “We believe that 10g per day of butter enriched with these natural fatty acids should help control symptoms of asthma.We are currently conducting a study to look at this.”

     Stearic Acid found innocent

    Despite the huge ramifications this discovery might have to nutritionists who continually warn us against consuming saturated fats, this news has managed to miss the worldwide media.  The reason is quite obvious, nobody knows what stearic acid is! Contrary to the notion we get from nutritionists, saturated fats are a range of different molecules, of which one of the most common is stearic acid. The requital of stearic acid occurred from studies using Shea butter, a tropical nut oil that contains most of its saturated content as stearic acid. A study found that  The effect of fats high in individual, prevalent saturated dietary fatty acids on lipoproteins and hemostatic variables in young healthy subjects was  evaluated in a randomized metabolic feeding study. The results indicate that  intake of shea butter high in stearic acid favorably affects blood lipids and  factor VII coagulant activity in young men. –  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Bethesda: Feb 1994. Vol. 59, Iss.  2;  pg. 371 This is on top of previous studies that have concluded that stearic acid does not raise cholesterol levels, and even suggestions that stearic acid should not need to be counted as a ‘saturated fat’ for labelling purposes. The only reason why saturated fats are considered bad is that they are meant to raise cholesterol levels, which in turn are correlated to a higher risk in Coronary Heart Disease. Although, there have been many other attempts to link saturated fat consumption to diabetes and cancer, essentially it is the cholesterol/heart disease links that has formed the basis of saturated fat’s bad image. So if I play by the rules and assume everything about saturated fats and cholesterol are essentially true, but exclude stearic acid from the equation, I come to quite a startling discovery: Beef tallow, the fat that has been demonised as the heart-disease cause, is in fact mostly made of fats that help the heart.

    The composition if beef fat is as follows:

    40% mono unsaturated (oleic and palmitoleic)
    22% stearic acid
    3% myristic (saturated)
    25% palmitic (saturated)
    4% polyunsaturated
    5% rumanitic trans-fats

    As the nutritionists tell us mono unsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats help lower cholesterol, we have 66% of beef tallow composed of fats that have favorable effects for the heart!  This leaves the remaining 34% to be responsible for cholesterol raising. While myristic and palmitic acid have been suggested to raise cholesterol, studies so far have produced contradictory results with regard to these components. Even the Heart Foundation have noted that evidence that palm oil (which is high in palmitic acid) raises cholesterol is inconclusive.

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    ORAC = OYGEN RADICAL ABSORBANCE CAPACITY

    ORAC is a standardised test adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to measure the Total Antioxidant Potency of foods and nutritional supplements. This standardised test was developed by Dr. Guohua Cao, a physician and chemist at the National Institute on Ageing in Baltimore, Maryland. It provides a very precise way of establishing the Free Radical destroying or neutralising power of a particular food, supplement or compound. The ORAC unit has become one accepted industry standard for measuring antioxidants. The antioxidant test combines a measure of both the time an antioxidant took to react and also its antioxidant capacity in a given sample. The ORAC unit then combines them into one measure, making it the first in vitro assay method for measuring total antioxidant potential. It is easily expressed as per 100 grams of sample. The recommended daily antioxidant dose should add up to 5000 ORAC units each day. Looking at Table 1 below, it is clear that one has to be quite selective in the foods chosen so as to easily achieve this. If you at bananas alone, you would need to eat 2.4 kilograms of bananas to get your daily ORAC dose! You would however, only need to eat 87 grams of prunes. In a study of 36 older people, boosting fruit and vegetable intake to reach 3,200 ORAC units a day increased the antioxidant potential of the blood by 10 to 15%; enough to have an impact on disease prevention (Holly, 2003). The ORAC is not the ultimate unit, however, as different antioxidants have different effects. Lycopene protects against prostate cancer and is found in tomatoes, strawberries and pink grapefruit. Lycopene is the predominate carotenoid in plasma, and various tissues including the prostate gland (Lucich, 2001). Research (ref.) has shown spinach to be more effective than strawberries (which score higher in the ORAC assay) when measured as blood antioxidant scores. The researchers conjecture that it may be due to specific compounds or a specific combination of them in the greens. Spinach caused the biggest change in a test between spinach, strawberries, and red wine (all high-ORAC foods) and 1,250 milligrams of vitamin C.

     Table 1. ORAC (Antioxidant) Units of Selected Fruits and Vegetables
       
     Food Source ORAC units/100 grams (3.5 oz)
       
     Health Supplements ORAC Units Grams to supply RDA
     Clove oil (Syzigium aromaticum) 10,786,875 0.046
     Thyme oil (Thymus vulgaris) 159,590 3.1
     Oregano oil (Origanum compactum) 152,007 3.3
     Aspalathox (rooibos tea extract, 20%) 375,000 1.3
     Vit C 189,000 2.6
     Vit E 135,000 3.7
     ORAC + 74,600 6.7
     Dark Chocolate 13,120 38.1
     Milk Chocolate 6,740 74.2
     Rooibos tea (200ml) 750 133
    Blackstrap molasses (TE/100 g dry solids)8860
     Fruits 
     Chinese Wolfberries 25300 20
     Prunes 5,770 87
     Pomegranates 3,307 151
     Raisins 2,830 177
     Bilberry 4,460 112
     Blueberries 2,400 208
     Blackberries 2,036 246
     Strawberries 1,540 325
     Raspberries 1,220 410
     Black Raspberries 7,700 65
     Red Raspberries 2,400 208
     Plums 949 527
     Oranges 750 667
     Cherries 670 746
     Red grapes 739 677
     Pink grapefruit 495 1010
     White grapefruit 460 1087
     Apples 218 2294
     Banana 210 2381
     Pears 134 3731
     Watermelon 100 5000
     Vegetables  
     Garlic 1939 
     Spinach 1,770 282
     Steamed spinach 909 550
     Yellow squash 1,150 435
     Brussels sprouts 980 510
     Alfalfa sprouts 930 538
     Broccoli 880 568
     Broccoli flowers 890 562
     Beets 840 595
     Avocado 782 639
     Red bell pepper 710 704
     Baked beans 503 994
     Onions 450 1111
     Corn 400 1250
     Peas, Frozen 375 1333
     Eggplant 390 1282
     Potato 300 1667
     Sweet Potato 295 1695
     Cabbage 295 1695
     Cauliflower 385 1299
     Carrot 210 2381
     Tomato 195 2564
     Cucumber 60 8333

     

    Other essential oils are also strong antioxidants with a high ORAC value:

    Sandalwood (Santalum Album) 1,655
    Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)2,446
    Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) 2,517
    Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) 3,309
    Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) 3,669
    Spearmint (Mentha spicata) 5,398
    Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)17,420 
    Lemongrass (Cymbopogen flexuosus) 17,765
    Orange (Citrus aurantium)18,898
    Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)24,157 
    Rose of Sharon (Cistus ladanifer) 38,648 
    Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamamum verum) 103,448
    Mountain Savory (Satureja montana) 113,071
    Oregano (Origanum compactum)153,007 
    Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)159,590 
    Clove (Syzigium aromaticum) 10,786,875 

     

    Essential oils really potent antioxidants. A drop of Clove oil contains 400 times more antioxidant per unit volume than wolfberries, the most powerful of all know fruits.

    Other antioxidant measurement units

    Three assays methods for the determination of total antioxidant capacity are found in published literature: the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay, the Randox Trolox-equivalent antioxidant capacity (Randox-TEAC) assay, and the ferric reducing ability (FRAP) assay (Cao & Pior, 2002). The FRAP assay is simple and inexpensive but does not measure the SH-group-containing antioxidants. The ORAC assay has high specificity and responds to numerous antioxidants. The ORAC method is chemically more relevant to chain-breaking antioxidants activity, while the FRAP has some drawbacks such as interference, reaction kinetics, and quantitation methods. On the basis of the ORAC results, green pepper, spinach, purple onion, broccoli, beet, and cauliflower are the leading sources of antioxidant activities against the peroxyl radicals (Ou et al, 2002).ORAC is a standardised test adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to measure the Total Antioxidant Potency of foods and nutritional supplements. This standardised test was developed by Dr. Guohua Cao, a physician and chemist at the National Institute on Ageing in Baltimore, Maryland. It provides a very precise way of establishing the Free Radical destroying or neutralising power of a particular food, supplement or compound. The ORAC unit has become one accepted industry standard for measuring antioxidants. The antioxidant test combines a measure of both the time an antioxidant took to react and also its antioxidant capacity in a given sample. The ORAC unit then combines them into one measure, making it the first in vitro assay method for measuring total antioxidant potential. It is easily expressed as per 100 grams of sample. The recommended daily antioxidant dose should add up to 5000 ORAC units each day. Looking at Table 1 below, it is clear that one has to be quite selective in the foods chosen so as to easily achieve this. If you at bananas alone, you would need to eat 2.4 kilograms of bananas to get your daily ORAC dose! You would however, only need to eat 87 grams of prunes. In a study of 36 older people, boosting fruit and vegetable intake to reach 3,200 ORAC units a day increased the antioxidant potential of the blood by 10 to 15%; enough to have an impact on disease prevention  For anybody who could handle the smell, a drop of clove oil would give the required ORAC dose. There are however doubts as to whether ingesting clove oil (Syzigium aromaticum) is safe~~~– It is safe—always use a carrier oil —honey—syrup—never ever take this straight~~~Wolfberries (Lyceum barbarum) is a fruit from the Ningxia Province, China, where some people have lived to over 120 years. The ORAC is not the ultimate unit, however, as different antioxidants have different effects. Lycopene protects against prostate cancer and is found in tomatoes, strawberries and pink grapefruit. Lycopene is the predominate carotenoid in plasma, and various tissues including the prostate gland (Lucich, 2001). Research (ref.) has shown spinach to be more effective than strawberries (which score higher in the ORAC assay) when measured as blood antioxidant scores. The researchers conjecture that it may be due to specific compounds or a specific combination of them in the greens. Spinach caused the biggest change in a test between spinach, strawberries, and red wine (all high-ORAC foods) and 1,250 milligrams of vitamin C.

    Other antioxidant measurement units

    Three assays metnods for the determination of total antioxidant capacity are found in published literature: the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay, the Randox Trolox-equivalent antioxidant capacity (Randox-TEAC) assay, and the ferric reducing ability (FRAP) assay (Cao & Pior, 2002). The FRAP assay is simple and inexpensive but does not measure the SH-group-containing antioxidants. The ORAC assay has high specificity and responds to numerous antioxidants. The ORAC method is chemically more relevant to chain-breaking antioxidants activity, while the FRAP has some drawbacks such as interference, reaction kinetics, and quantitation methods. On the basis of the ORAC results, green pepper, spinach, purple onion, broccoli, beet, and cauliflower are the leading sources of antioxidant activities against the peroxyl radicals (Ou et al, 2002).

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    Dietary Supplement  Health and Education Act of 1994

    1. 784–AN ACT

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish standards with respect to dietary supplements, and for other purposes 103D CONGRESS 2D SESSION S. 784

    AN ACT

     To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish standards with respect to dietary supplements, and for other purposes.

     1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,  SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Dietary Supplement  Health and Education Act of 1994’’. 2

     SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

    (a) FINDINGS.—Congress finds that— (1) improving the health status of United States citizens ranks at the top of the national priorities of the Federal Government; (2) the importance of nutrition and the benefits of dietary supplements to health promotion and disease prevention have been documented increasingly in scientific studies; (3)(A) there is a definitive link between the ingestion of certain nutrients or dietary supplements and the prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis; and (B) clinical research has shown that several chronic diseases can be prevented simply with a healthful diet, such as a diet that is low in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, with a high proportion of plant-based foods; (4) healthful diets may mitigate the need for expensive medical procedures, such as coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty; (5) preventive health measures, including education, good nutrition, and appropriate use of safe nutritional supplements will limit the incidence of chronic diseases, and reduce long-term health care expenditures; S 784 ES –(A) promotion of good health and healthy lifestyles improves and extends lives while reducing health care expenditures; and  (B) reduction in health care expenditures is of paramount importance to the future of the country and the economic well-being of the country; there is a growing need for emphasis on the dissemination of information linking nutrition and long-term good health;  consumers should be empowered to make choices about preventive health care programs based on data from scientific studies of health benefits related to particular dietary supplements; (A) national surveys have revealed that almost 50 percent of the 260,000,000 Americans regularly consume dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, or herbs as a means of improving their nutrition; and (B) nearly all consumers indicate that dietary supplements should not be regulated as drugs;  studies indicate that consumers are placing increased reliance on the use of nontraditional health care providers to avoid the excessive costs of traditional medical services and to obtain more holistic consideration of their needs; S 784 ES   the United States will spend over $1,000,000,000,000 on health care in 1994, which is about 12 percent of the Gross National Product of the United States, and this amount and percentage will continue to increase unless significant efforts are undertaken to reverse the increase; (A) the nutritional supplement industry is an integral part of the economy of the United States; (B) the industry consistently projects a positive  trade balance; and (C) the estimated 600 dietary supplement manufacturers in the United States produce approximately 4,000 products, with total annual sales of such products alone reaching at least $4,000,000,000; although the Federal Government should take swift action against products that are unsafe or adulterated, the Federal Government should not take any actions to impose regulatory barriers limiting or slowing the flow of safe products and needed information to consumers;  dietary supplements are safe within a broad range of intake, and safety problems with the supplements are relatively rare; and S 784 ES (A) legislative action that protects the right of access of consumers to safe dietary supplements is necessary in order to promote wellness; and (B) a rational Federal framework must be established to supersede the current ad hoc, patchwork regulatory policy on dietary supplements. (b) PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of this Act to— (1) improve the health status of the people of the United States and help constrain runaway health care spending by ensuring that the Federal Government erects no regulatory barriers that impede the ability of consumers to improve their nutrition through the free choice of safe dietary supplements; (2) clarify that—

    (A) dietary supplements are not drugs or food additives;

    (B) dietary supplements should not be regulated as drugs;

    (C) regulations relating to food additives are not applicable to dietary supplements and their ingredients used for food additive purposes, including stabilizers, processing agents, or preservatives; and

    (D) the burden of proof is on the Food and Drug Administration to prove that a product is unsafe before it can be removed from the marketplace; (3) establish a new definition of a dietary supplement that differentiates dietary supplements from conventional foods, while recognizing the broad range of food ingredients used to supplement the diet;

    (4) strengthen the current enforcement authority of the Food and Drug Administration by providing to the Administration additional mechanisms to take enforcement action against unsafe or fraudulent products;

    (5) establish a series of labeling requirements that will provide consumers with greater information and assurance about the quality and content of dietary supplements, while at the same time assuring the consumers the freedom to use the supplements of their choice;

    (6) provide new administrative and judicial review procedures to affected parties if the Food and Drug Administration takes certain actions to enforce dietary supplement requirements; and

    (7) establish a Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels within the executive branch to develop recommendations on a procedure to evaluate health claims for dietary supplements and provide recommendations to the President and the Congress.

     SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

     (a) DEFINITION OF CERTAIN FOODS AS DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS.—Section 201 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321) is amended by adding at the end the following:  The term ‘dietary supplement’ means—

    ‘‘(1) a product intended to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake that bears or contains one or more of the following dietary ingredients:

    ‘‘(A) a vitamin;

    ‘‘(B) a mineral;

    ‘‘(C) an herb or other botanical;

    ‘‘(D) an amino acid;

    ‘‘(E) another dietary substance for use by man to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake; or

    ‘‘(F) a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract, or combination of any ingredient described in clause (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) or

    (F); a product that‘‘(A)(i) is intended for ingestion in a form described in section 411(c)(1)(B)(i); or ‘‘(ii) complies with section 411(c)(1)(B)(ii); and ‘‘(B) is not represented for use as a conventional food or as a sole item of a meal or the diet; and

    ‘‘(C) is labeled as a dietary supplement.’’.

     (b) EXCLUSION FROM DEFINITION OF DRUG.—Section 201(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321(g)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: ‘‘(3) The term ‘drug’ does not include a dietary supplement as defined in paragraph (ff), except that ‘‘(A) an article that is approved as a new drug, certified as an antibiotic (under section 355 or 357), or licensed as a biologic (under section 351 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 262 et seq.)) and was, prior to such approval, certification or license, marketed as a dietary supplement or as a foodmay continue to be offered for sale as a dietary supplement unless the Secretary has issued a regulation, after notice and comment, finding that the article when used as or in a dietary supplement under the conditions of use and dosages set forth in the labeling for such dietary supplement, is unlawful under section 402(f); and ‘‘(B) an article that is approved as a new drug, certified as an antibiotic (under section 355 or 357), or licensed as a biologic (under section 351 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 262 et seq.)) and was not prior thereto marketed as a dietary supplement or as a food, may not be considered as a dietary ingredient or dietary supplement unless the Secretary has issued a regulation, after notice and comment, finding that the article would be lawful under section 402(f) under the conditions of use and dosages set forth in the recommended labeling for such article.’’.

    (c) EXCLUSION FROM DEFINITION OF FOOD ADDITIVE.—

    Section 201(s) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321(s)) is amende(1) by striking ‘‘or’’ at the end of subparagraph (4);

    (2) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph

    (5) and inserting ‘‘; or’’; and

    (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

    ‘‘(6) an ingredient described in paragraph (ff)

    in, or intended for use in, a dietary supplement.’’.

     (d) FORM OF INGESTION.—Section 411(c)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 350(c)(1)(B)) is amended(1) in clause (i), by inserting ‘‘powder, softgel, gelcap,’’ after ‘‘capsule,’’; and (2) in clause (ii), by striking ‘‘does not simulate and’’. SEC. 4. SAFETY OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND BURDEN OF PROOF ON FDA. Section 402 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 342) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘‘(f) If it is a dietary supplement that ‘‘(1) the Secretary finds, after rulemaking, presents a substantial and unreasonable risk of illness or injury under conditions of use recommended or suggested in labeling; ‘‘(2) the Secretary declares to pose an imminent and substantial hazard to public health or safety, except that the authority to make such declaration shall not be delegated and the Secretary shall promptly thereafter convene rulemaking pursuant to section 701(e), (f), and (g) to affirm or withdraw the declaration; or  ‘‘(3) is or contains a dietary ingredient that renders it adulterated under paragraph (a)(1) under the conditions of use recommended or suggested in the labeling of such dietary supplement. In any proceeding under this section, the United States bears the burden of proof on each element to show that a dietary supplement is dulterated.’’. SEC. 5. DIETARY SUPPLEMENT CLAIMS. (a) SUPPLEMENT CLAIMS.—Chapter IV of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 341 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 403A the following new section: ‘‘DIETARY SUPPLEMENT LABELING EXEMPTIONS ‘‘SEC. 403B. An article, another publication, a chapter in books, or the official abstract of a peer-reviewed scientific publication that appears in the article and was prepared by the author or the editors of the publication, reprinted in its entirety, shall not be defined as labeling when used in connection with the sale of dietary supplements to consumers when it

    ‘‘(1) is not false or misleading;

    ‘‘(2) does not promote a particular brand of a dietary supplement;

     ‘‘(3) is displayed or presented, or is displayed or presented with other such items on the same subject matter, so as to present a balanced view of the available scientific information on a dietary supplement; and ‘‘(4) if displayed in an establishment, is physically separate from the dietary supplements. This section shall not apply to or restrict a retailer or wholesaler of dietary supplements in any way whatsoever in the sale of books or other publications as a part of the business of such retailer or wholesaler. In any proceeding under this section, the burden of proof shall be on the United States to establish that an article or other such matter is false or misleading.’’.

    SEC. 6. STATEMENTS OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT.

    Section 403(r)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 343(r)(1)) is amended by adding the following new sentence at the end:‘‘For purposes of this subparagraph, a statement for a dietary supplement shall not be considered a claim of the relationship of a nutrient or dietary ingredient to a disease or health-related condition if the statement does not claim to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, treat, or cure a specific disease or class of diseases. A statement for a dietary supplement may be made if the statement claims a benefit related to a classical nutrient deficiency disease and discloses the prevalence of such disease in the United States, describes the role of a nutrient or dietary ingredient intended to affect the structure or function in humans, characterizes the documented mechanism by which a nutrient or dietary ingredient acts to maintain such structure or function, or describes general well-being from consumption of a nutrient or dietary ingredient.’’.

     SEC. 7. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

     (a) SECTION 201.—The next to the last sentence of section 201(g)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)) (as amended by section 3(b)) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘A food or dietary supplement for which a claim, subject to section 403(r)(1)(B) and 403(r)(3) or section 403(r)(1)(B) and 403(r)(5)(D), is made in accordance with the requirements of section 403(r) is not a drug solely because the label or the labeling contains such a claim. A food, dietary ingredient, or dietary supplement for which a truthful and nonmisleading statement is made in accordance with section 403(r)(1) is not a drug solely because the label or the labeling contains such a statement.’’. (b) SECTION 403.—Section 403 (21 U.S.C. 343) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘A dietary supplement shall not be deemed misbranded solely because its label or labeling contains directions or conditions of use or warnings.’’.

     SEC. 8. ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL REVIEW.

     The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act is amended by adding at the end of chapter III (21 U.S.C. 331 et seq.) the following new section:

    ‘‘SEC. 311. WARNING LETTERS. —‘‘Any warning letter or similar written threat of enforcement under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act constitutes final agency action for the purpose of obtaining judicial review under chapter 7 of title 5, United States Code, if the matter with respect to such letter or threat is not resolved within 60 days from the date such letter or threat is delivered to any person subject to this Act. In any proceeding for judicial review of a warning letter or similar written threat of enforcement under the Act, the United States bears the burden of proof on each element of each alleged violation of law described.’’. SEC. 9. WITHDRAWAL OF THE REGULATIONS AND NOTICE.  (a) IN GENERAL.—The advance notice of proposed rulemaking concerning dietary supplements published in the Federal Register of June 18, 1993 (58 FR 33690– 33700), the notices of proposed rulemaking concerning nutrition labeling for dietary supplements and nutrient content claims for dietary supplements published in the Federal Register of June 18, 1993 (58 FR 33715–33731 and 58 FR 33731–33751), and the final rules and notices published in the Federal Register of January 4, 1994 concerning nutrition labeling for dietary supplements and nutrient content claims for dietary supplements (59 FR 354– 378 and 378–395) are null and void and of no force or effect insofar as they apply to dietary supplements. Final regulations and notices published in the Federal Register of January 4, 1994 concerning health claims for dietary supplements under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (59 FR 395–426) shall not be affected by this section and shall remain in effect until 120 days after the date of the submission of the final report of the Commission established under section 11 to the President and to Congress, or 28 months after the date of enactment of this Act, whichever is earlier.

    (b) NOTICE OF REVOCATION.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall publish notices in the Federal Register to revoke all of the items declared to be null and void and of no force or effect under subsection (a).

    (c) ISSUANCE OF REGULATIONS.—Notwithstanding any provision of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990(1) no regulation is required to be issued pursuant to such Act with respect to dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or other similar nutritional substances; and no regulation that is issued in whole or in part pursuant to such Act shall have any force or effect with respect to any dietary supplement of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or other similar nutritional substances unless such regulation is issued pursuant to rulemaking proceedings that are initiated by an advance notice of proposed rule-making that is published no earlier than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, and followed by, at least, a notice of proposed rulemaking prior to issuance of the final regulation, except insofar as the regulation authorizes the use of labeling about calcium, folic acid, or other matters and does not prohibit the use of any labeling SEC. 10. DIETARY SUPPLEMENT INGREDIENT LABELING

     AND NUTRITION INFORMATION LABELING.

    (a) MISBRANDED SUPPLEMENTS.—Section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 343) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ‘‘(s) If‘‘(1) it is a dietary supplement; and ‘‘(2)(A) the label or labeling of the supplement fails to list‘‘(i) the name of each ingredient of the supplement that is described in section 201(ff); and ‘‘(ii)(I) the quantity of each such ingredient; or ‘‘(II) with respect to a proprietary blend of such ingredients, the total quantity of all ingredients in the blend; ‘‘(B) the label or labeling of the dietary supplement fails to identify the product by using the term ‘dietary supplement’, which term may be modified with the name of such an ingredient; ‘‘(C) the supplement contains an ingredient described in section 201(ff) (1)(C), and the label or labeling of the supplement fails to identify any part of the plant from which the ingredient is derived; ‘‘(D) the supplement—

    ‘‘(i) is covered by the specifications of an official compendium;

    ‘‘(ii) is represented as conforming to the specifications of an official compendium; and ‘‘(iii) fails to so conform; or

    ‘‘(E) the supplement‘‘(i) is not covered by the specifications of an official compendium; and  ‘‘(ii)(I) fails to have the identity and strength that the supplement is represented to have; or ‘‘(II) fails to meet the quality (including tablet or capsule disintegration), purity, or compositional specifications, based on validated assay or other appropriate methods, that the supplement is represented to meet.’’

     (b) SUPPLEMENT LISTING ON NUTRITION LABELING.—Section 403(q)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 343(q)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘A dietary supplement may bear on the nutrition label or in labeling a listing and quantity of ingredients that have not been deemed essential nutrients by the Secretary if such ingredients are prominently identified as not having been shown to be essential or not having an established daily value.’’.

     (c) DIETARY SUPPLEMENT LABELING EXEMPTIONS. Section 403(q)(5) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 343(q)(5)) is amended by adding at the end the following new clause: ‘‘(H) The labels of dietary supplements shall not be required to bear the nutrition information under subparagraph (1), but shall be required to list immediately above the ingredient listing the amount of nutrients required by the Secretary to be listed pursuant to clause (C), (D) or (E) of subparagraph (1) or clause (A) of subparagraph  that are present in significant amounts in the supplement.’’.

    (d) VITAMINS AND MINERALS.—Section 411(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 350(b)(2)) is amended by striking ‘‘vitamins and minerals’’ and inserting ‘‘dietary supplement ingredients described in section 201(ff)’’;  by striking ‘‘(A)’’ and inserting ;and by striking subparagraph (B). SEC. 11. COMMISSION ON DIETARY SUPPLEMENT LABELS. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There shall be established as an independent agency within the executive branch a commission to be known as the Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels (hereafter in this section referred to as the ‘‘Commission’’). (b) MEMBERSHIP.— (1) COMPOSITION.—The Commission shall be composed of 7 members who shall be appointed by the President.

     EXPERTISE REQUIREMENT.—The members of the Commission shall consist of individuals with expertise and experience in dietary supplements and in the manufacture, regulation, distribution, and use of such supplements. At least three of the members of the Commission shall be qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate the benefits to health of the use of dietary supplements and one of such three members shall have experience in pharmacognosy, medical botany, traditional herbal medicine, or other related sciences. No member of the Commission shall be biased against dietary supplements. (c) FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION.—The Commission shall conduct a study on, and provide recommendations for, the regulation of label claims for dietary supplements, including procedures for the evaluation of such claims. In making such recommendations, the Commission shall evaluate how best to provide truthful and nonmisleading information to consumers so that such consumers may make informed health care choices for themselves and their families. (d) REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. FINAL REPORT REQUIRED.—Not later than 24 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall prepare and submit to the President and to the Congress a final report on the study required by this section. RECOMMENDATIONS.—The report described in paragraph (1) shall contain such recommendations, including recommendations for legislation, as the Commission deems appropriate. (e) ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS OF THE COMMISSION.— (1) HEARINGS.—The Commission may hold hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the Commission considers advisable to carry out the purposes of this section.

    (2) INFORMATION FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES. The Commission may secure directly from any Federal department or agency such information as the Commission considers necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

    (3) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.  There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may necessary to carry out the provisions of this  section. SEC. 12. GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES.  Section 402 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 342) (as amended by section 4) is further amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(g)(1) If it is a dietary supplement and it has been prepared, packed, or held under conditions that do not meet current good manufacturing practice regulations issued by the Secretary under subparagraph. The Secretary may by regulation prescribe good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements. Such regulations shall be modeled after current good manufacturing practice regulations for food and may not impose standards for which there is no current and generally available analytical methodology. No standard of current good manufacturing practice may be imposed unless such standard is included in a regulation promulgated after notice and opportunity for comment in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.’’. SEC. 13. OFFICE OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS. (a) IN GENERAL.—Title IV of the Public Health Service Act is amended by inserting after section 486 (42 U.S.C. 287c–3) the following: ‘‘Subpart 4—Office of Dietary Supplements ‘‘SEC. 486E. DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS. ‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Secretary shall establish an Office of Dietary Supplements within the National Institutes of Health. ‘‘(b) PURPOSE.—The purposes of the Office are to explore more fully the potential role of dietary supplements as a significant part of the efforts of the United States to improve health care; and to promote scientific study of the benefits of dietary supplements in maintaining health and preventing chronic disease and other health-related conditions. ‘‘(c) DUTIES.—The Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements shall  conduct and coordinate scientific research within the National Institutes of Health relating to dietary supplements and the extent to which the use of dietary supplements can limit or reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, birth defects, osteoporosis, cataracts, or prostatism; ‘‘(2) collect and compile the results of scientific research relating to dietary supplements, including scientific data from foreign sources or the Office of Alternative Medical Practice; serve as the principal advisor to the Secretary and to the Assistant Secretary for Health, and to provide advice to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, on issues relating to dietary supplements including ‘‘(A) dietary intake regulations; ‘‘(B) the safety of dietary supplements; ‘‘(C) claims characterizing the relationship between dietary supplements; and ‘(ii)(I) prevention of disease or other health-related conditions; and ‘‘(II) maintenance of health; and ‘‘(D) scientific issues arising in connection with the labeling and composition of dietary supplements; compile a database of scientific research on dietary supplements and individual nutrients; and coordinate funding relating to dietary supplements for the National Institutes of Health.

    1 ‘‘(d) DEFINITION.—As used in this section, the term

    2 ‘dietary supplement’ has the meaning given the term in

    3 section 201(ff) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic

    4 Act (21 U.S.C. 321(ff)).

    5 ‘‘(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There

    6 are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section

    7 $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1994 and such sums as may

    8 be necessary for each subsequent fiscal year.’’.

    9 (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 401(b)(2)

    10 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 281(b)(2))

    11 is amended by adding at the end the following:

    12 ‘‘(E) The Office of Dietary Supplements.’’.

    Passed the Senate August 13 (legislative day, August

    11), 1994.

    Attest: Secretary.

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    Plaster—Healing with Clay and Essential Oils

    Clay and Essential oils have been use throughout time to cause healing and regenerating and detoxing poisons out of the body either topically or internally—here is a recipe that may assist a lot with skin issues from psoriasis –eczema—acne—topical pinworms—lice—scabies—metal or non metal particulates imbedded in the skin —regeneration of skin cells—antioxidant properties antifungal and antibacterial—re invigorating the skin—ØØØYou will need clay—gelatin—water—aloe vera—essential oils in this case we will use these 4 ( juniper—thyme—lemon or lemon grass-and pine )-wormwood tincture ——All the oils add 3 drops—add 1 dropper full of wormwood—add ¼ cup of aloe vera juice or inner fillet—1 tablespoon of gelatin—and ¼ cup to ½ and mix all in a bowl til it becomes have way soppy and firm then apply lightly and in small coats in problem areas—this will dry and draw out poisons as well as let in the content of the oils and the wormwood—it will sting—tingle—and Chill at the same time—this will definitely draw out heat and can be used as well with someone feverish–Caution it does chill the system so to make this more effective consume some fat –butter—coconut oil—avocado—almond—etc reason being you will actually taste the oils in the system via through the skin and this will assist the effect—-if you need to drink something warm do so—you will seal this seal a wound in some cases within the first topical application—you may see it disinfect the skin—you may see parasites and other particulates actually comeout in a bath as a result of this—you can see the skin heal and restore–Now these are just some examples of the essential oils you can use—there is a book out by Jean Valnet called the The  Practice of Aromatherapy—it is one of the best books I have seen with the practical uses of essential oils and this one I would definitely encourage—get it used or new

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    Bitter Melon

    Bitter Melon Extract Decreased Breast Cancer Cell Growth

    A Ton Of Bitter Melon Produces Sweet Results For Diabetes

    Recipe for Sugar Reduction

    GM Crops Facing Meltdown in the USA

     

    BitterMelon

    Slow acting protein extract from fruit pulp of Momordica charantia with insulin secretagogue and insulinomimetic activities.

    Biol Pharm Bull. 2006 Jun;29(6):1126-31–Authors: Yibchok-anun S, Adisakwattana S, Yao CY, Sangvanich P, Roengsumran S, Hsu WH

    The protein from Thai bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) fruit pulp was extracted and studied for its hypoglycemic effect. Subcutaneous administration of the protein extract (5, 10 mg/kg) significantly and markedly decreased plasma glucose concentrations in both normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats in a dose-dependent manner. The onset of the protein extract-induced antihyperglycemia/hypoglycemia was observed at 4 and 6 h in diabetic and normal rats, respectively. This protein extract also raised plasma insulin concentrations by 2 fold 4 h following subcutaneous administration. In perfused rat pancreas, the protein extract (10 microg/ml) increased insulin secretion, but not glucagon secretion. The increase in insulin secretion was apparent within 5 min of administration and was persistent during 30 min of administration. Furthermore, the protein extract enhanced glucose uptake into C2C12 myocytes and 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Time course experiments performed in rat adipocytes revealed that M. charantia protein extract significantly increased glucose uptake after 4 and 6 h of incubation. Thus, the M. charantia protein extract, a slow acting chemical, exerted both insulin secretagogue and insulinomimetic activities to lower blood glucose concentrations in vivo.

    PMID: 16755004 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

     

    Bitter Melon Extract Decreased Breast Cancer Cell Growth

    ScienceDaily (Feb. 23, 2010) — Bitter melon extract, a common dietary supplement, exerts a significant effect against breast cancer cell growth and may eventually become a chemopreventive agent against this form of cancer, according to results of a recent study.—“Our findings suggest that bitter melon extract modulates several signal transduction pathways, which induces breast cancer cell death,” said lead researcher Ratna B. Ray, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pathology at Saint Louis University. “This extract can be utilized as a dietary supplement for the prevention of breast cancer.”—Results of this study are published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.—Previous research has shown Momordica charantia, also known as bitter melon, to have hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects, according to Ray. Because of these effects, the extract is commonly used in folk medicines as a remedy for diabetes in locales such as India, China and Central America, according to the researchers.—Using human breast cancer cells and primary human mammary epithelial cells in vitro, Ray and colleagues found the mechanism of bitter melon extract significantly decreased proliferation, that is, cell growth and division, and induced death in breast cancer cells. These early results offer an encouraging path for research into breast cancer.—“Breast cancer is a major killer among women around the world, and in that perspective, results from this study are quite significant,” said Rajesh Agarwal, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Pharmacy. “This study may provide us with one more agent as an extract that could be used against breast cancer if additional studies hold true.”—According to Agarwal, the Cancer Research associate editor for this study, the simple study design, clear-cut results and the overall importance of these findings in breast cancer prevention makes this research different from previous research.—However, he stressed that “this study is only a step towards establishing the cancer preventive efficacy of bitter melon against breast cancer.” Additional studies are needed to further understand the molecular targets of bitter melon extract in cancer cells, as well as for establishing its in vivo efficacy. Agarwal gave a note of caution, stating that while these results do provide hope as an anti-cancer agent, it is important to establish the validity of these results in animal models before adding them to one’s diet to inhibit breast cancer cell growth.—Ray and colleagues are currently conducting follow-up studies using a number of cancer cell lines to examine the anti-proliferative effect of the extract. They are also planning a preclinical trial to evaluate its chemopreventive efficacy by oral administration.—Bitter melon extract is cultivated in Asia, Africa and South America. Extract of this vegetable is being popularized as a dietary supplement in Western Countries, since it is known to contain additional glycosides such as mormordin, vitamin C, carotenoids, flavanoids and polyphenols.

    Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by American Association for Cancer Research, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS

     

    A Ton Of Bitter Melon Produces Sweet Results For Diabetes

    ScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2008) — Scientists have uncovered the therapeutic properties of bitter melon, a vegetable and traditional Chinese medicine, that make it a powerful treatment for Type 2 diabetes.–Teams from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica pulped roughly a tonne of fresh bitter melon and extracted four very promising bioactive components. These four compounds all appear to activate the enzyme AMPK, a protein well known for regulating fuel metabolism and enabling glucose uptake.–“We can now understand at a molecular level why bitter melon works as a treatment for diabetes,” said Professor David James, Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Program at Garvan. “By isolating the compounds we believe to be therapeutic, we can investigate how they work together in our cells.”People with Type 2 diabetes have an impaired ability to convert the sugar in their blood into energy in their muscles. This is partly because they don’t produce enough insulin, and partly because their fat and muscle cells don’t use insulin effectively, a phenomenon known as ‘insulin resistance’.–Exercise activates AMPK in muscle, which in turn mediates the movement of glucose transporters to the cell surface, a very important step in the uptake of glucose from the circulation into tissues in the body. This is a major reason that exercise is recommended as part of the normal treatment program for someone with Type 2 diabetes.–The four compounds isolated in bitter melon perform a very similar action to that of exercise, in that they activate AMPK.–Garvan scientists involved in the project, Drs Jiming Ye and Nigel Turner, both stress that while there are well known diabetes drugs on the market that also activate AMPK, they can have side effects.–“The advantage of bitter melon is that there are no known side effects,” said Dr Ye. “Practitioners of Chinese medicine have used it for hundreds of years to good effect.”Garvan has a formal collaborative arrangement with the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica. In addition to continuing to work together on the therapeutic potential of bitter melon, we will be exploring other Chinese medicines. Professor Yang Ye, from the Shanghai Institute and a specialist in natural products chemistry, isolated the different fractions from bitter melon and identified the compounds of interest.–“Bitter melon was described as “bitter in taste, non-toxic, expelling evil heat, relieving fatigue and illuminating” in the famous Compendium of Materia Medica by Li Shizhen (1518-1593), one of the greatest physicians, pharmacologists and naturalists in China’s history,” said Professor Ye. “It is interesting, now that we have the technology, to analyse why it has been so effective.”–“Some of the compounds we have identified are completely novel. We have elucidated the molecular structures of these compounds and will be working with our colleagues at Garvan to decipher their actions at a molecular level. We assume it’s working through a novel pathway inside cells, and finding that pathway is going to be very interesting.”–The results are published online March 27 in the international journal Chemistry & Biology.

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    Adapted from materials provided by Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

    Ø Recipe for Sugar Reduction and Insulin Regulating—take bitter melon ( dry form) and add ¼ cup of this into a pot of water ( 2 pint or 1 litre) add 1-2 strips of cinnamon bark—1 tablespoon of juniper berry– add 1-2 strips of seaweed or 1tsp of dry—1 tsp of nettle—and boil together—let cool and drink this several times a day—Should see sugar come out in the urine as well as in other areas—may see insulin levels go down as well—Supplements to take with this would be alpha lipoic acid + acetyl L carnitine ( 200 mgs of the ALA—and 500mgs of the Acetyl l carnitine ) –Minerals should be zinc 30 mgs+ manganese 5-9 mgs+ magnesium citrate 200 mgs+ potassium 200 mgs ( or 1 cap at 99mgs 2 times a day )—the big key here is to lay off all-SOY—CANOLA—SUGAR ( processed) ( all breads and cereals today processed or using treated materials are toxic to us )—Definitely No Bananas ( unless eaten black due to the sugar levels going down and the fermented minerals rise –No grapes—Raisons—Watermelons—High Fructose Corn Syrup Definitely out—No pasta or rice or cereal For 5 days and see the impact now do this for a month and slowly introduce bread that are rye—barley—oat—buckwheat—quinoa—amaranth—millet—these will still be cereals but maybe less toxic and less manipulated then the mainstream grains

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    GM Crops Facing Meltdown in the USA

    Major crops genetically modified for just two traits -herbicide tolerance and insect resistance – are ravaged by super weeds and secondary pests in the heartland of GMOs as farmers fight a losing battle with more of the same; a  fundamental shift to organic farming practices may be the only salvation Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

    —Please circulate widely, keeping all links unchanged, and submit to your government representatives demanding an end to GM crops and support for non-GM organic agriculture—Two traits account for practically all the genetically modified (GM) crops grown in the world today: herbicide-tolerance (HT) due to glyphosate-insensitive form of the gene coding for the enzyme targeted by the herbicide, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS), derived from soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens, and insect-resistance due to one or more toxin genes derived from the soil bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis). Commercial planting began around 1997 in the United States, the heartland of GM crops, and increased rapidly over the years. By now, GM crops have taken over 85-91 percent of the area planted with the three major crops, soybean, corn and cotton in the US [1]] (see Table 1), which occupy nearly 171 million acres. –The ecological time-bomb that came with the GM crops has been ticking away, and is about to explode. –HT crops encouraged the use of herbicides, resulting in herbicide-resistant weeds that demand yet more herbicides. But the increasing use of deadly herbicide and herbicide mixtures has failed to stall the advance of the palmer super weed in HT crops. At the same time, secondary pests such as the tarnished plant bug, against which Bt toxin is powerless, became the single most damaging insect for US cotton. Monster plants that can’t be killed It is the Day of the Triffids – not the genetically modified plants themselves as alluded to in John Wyndham’s novel -but “super weeds that can’t be killed” [2], created by the planting of genetically modified HT crops, as seen on ABC TV news. –The scene is set at harvest time in Arkansas October 2009. Grim-faced farmers and scientists speak from fields infested with giant pigweed plants that can withstand as much glyphosate herbicide as you can afford to douse on them. One farmer spent US$0.5 million in three months trying to clear the monster weeds in vain; they stop combine harvesters and break hand tools. Already, an estimated one million acres of soybean and cotton crops in Arkansas have become infested.********** Personnel Observation—I think it is the balance of nature trying to end the anomally—so things are actually working to remove this genetic abnormality and the defence mechanism is acting as it shoud to remove what was not intended to be used as a plant or food source******** The palmer amaranth or palmer pigweed is the most dreaded weed. It can grow 7-8 feet tall, withstand withering heat and prolonged droughts, produce thousands of seeds and has a root system that drains nutrients away from crops. If left unchecked, it would take over a field in a year. –Meanwhile in North Carolina Perquimans County, farmer and extension worker Paul Smith has just found the offending weed in his field [3], and he too, will have to hire a migrant crew to remove the weed by hand. The resistant weed is expected to move into neighbouring counties. It has already developed resistance to at least three other types of herbicides. herbicide-resistance in weeds is nothing new. Ten weed species in North Carolina and 189 weed species nationally have developed resistance to some herbicide. A new herbicide is unlikely to come out, said Alan York, retired professor of agriculture from North Carolina State University and national weed expert

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    Canada On The Verge Of Approving Enviropigs – Millions Of Canadians Will Soon Be Eating Mouse-Pig Hybrids

    There has been no global warming since 1995

    AC-Air Conditioning Dangers

    Types of Water

    Some Solutions to ANTI-PAIN!!!

     

     

    Canada On The Verge Of Approving Enviropigs – Millions Of Canadians Will Soon Be Eating Mouse-Pig Hybrids

    The Canadian government is on the verge of approving the introduction of extremely bizarre genetically modified pigs into the Canadian food supply.  These new mouse/pig hybrids have been dubbed “enviropigs” and are being touted as being much better for the environment.  This new “breed” of Yorkshire pigs was created by scientists in Ontario at the University of Guelph, who spliced in genes from mice to decrease the amount of phosphorus produced in the pigs’ excrement.  So soon millions of Canadians will be eating meat from mouse/pig hybrid creatures and most of them will not even realize it.  It is expected that approval for this new “brand” of pigs will be sought in the United States as well.  But this is hardly the first time that scientists have mixed two kinds of animals together in an attempt to create creatures that will be beneficial for humanity.   –The truth is that scientists around the world are now creating bizarre hybrid “animals” on a regular basis.  Over the past couple of decades the field of genetic modification has made extraordinary advances, and now researchers and scientists seem very eager to exploit these new technologies.So what kind of weird, mysterious creatures have scientists been creating? –Well, what would you think of a cat that glows in the dark? -They really exist.–A genetically modified cat named Mr. Green Genes was the very first fluorescent cat created in the United States.  Under an ultraviolet light, Mr. Green Genes puts off a very strange bright green glow.—So perhaps in the future not only can your cat cuddle up to you and keep you warm – it could also serve as a night light.–But U.S. researchers were not even the first ones to do this to cats.  A team of scientists in South Korea had previously created a cat that glows red under ultraviolet light.–Now why in the world would scientists do this kind of a thing?—Well, because they can. But scientists have created creatures that are even more bizarre than fluorescent cats. – One Canadian company is actually producing spider goats. Yes, it is true.  A Canadian company known as Nexia has created goats that are genetically modified to be part spider.—The reason for this bizarre genetic modification is to get goats that will produce spider silk protein in their milk.  This spider silk protein is then collected, purified and spun into incredibly strong fibers. Reportedly, the fibers that are produced are more durable than Kevlar, more flexible than nylon, and stronger than steel.–This substance has industrial and military applications that are apparently extremely valuable.–But when you tell most people that spider goats exist they will just laugh at you.–If that is the response that you get when you tell someone about spider goats, just show them the following video.–The YouTube video posted below contains a television news report that discusses how these spider goats are created and what this company is doing with the spider silk that these spider goats are producing…. So does all of this tampering with the environment disturb you?–After all, at least scientists are not creating human/animal hybrid creatures, right? Wrong.   The truth is that human/pig hybrid creatures will soon be legally grown inside of the United States. This is being publicly announced and almost nobody is getting upset about it. What is being described as a “cutting edge” new program will actually produce pigs with human genes in them.  These hybrid pigs will be “grown” in order to produce organs for transplants into humans. Does this bother you? Perhaps it would bother you more if you knew exactly where these pigs are to be grown. In Missouri. That’s right – human/pig hybrids are going to be raised right in the middle of the United States. So is it possible that such creatures could end up in our food supply? No? You don’t think they would ever do that to us? Don’t be so sure. The FDA has already announced that the offspring of cloned animals could be in our food supply right now and that there is nothing that they can do about it. Of course they have plenty of time to conduct military style raids of Amish farmers, but apparently they have no time to figure out if our food supply is tainted by cloned animals. Yes, this is really happening. In fact, the FDA has said that it is basically a non-issue to them. Of course most Americans eat tomatoes with roach genes in them and most Americans eat corn with insecticide grown inside of it on a regular basis, so why should we get upset about what is in our meat? So does any of this seem incredibly evil to you? It should. That is because all of this is incredibly evil. Creating bizarre hybrid creatures is not a new thing. Did you know that the 3000 year old book of Jasher (a book of ancient history that is quoted in the Biblical books of Joshua and II Samuel) speaks of genetic engineering that was going on in the days of Noah? It is true.  How they did it remains a great unexplained mystery, but according to ancient sources this is apparently what was going on. Jasher 4:18 tells us this…. “and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord” According to the book of Jasher, God was not pleased at all that they were corrupting the wonderful environment that He had created for all of us.–This mixing of animals is also reflected in the ancient book of Enoch.  The book of Enoch is directly quoted by the book of Jude in the New Testament, and it tells us a great deal about what was going on in the world before the Flood.  Enoch 7:14 tells us this…. And they began to sin against birds, beasts, reptiles, and fish, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood. So apparently they were not only mixing animals together – they were eating them too. Just like we are starting to do. But instead of learning the lessons of the past we are making the same mistakes. We think that we are so “technologically advanced”, but the reality is that we are just indulging in the same foolishness as they did in the ancient world. So what is so wrong with genetic modification? The truth is that once you let the genie out of the bottle you can’t put it back in. We have found that out with genetically modified crops.  Natural strains can literally be bred into extinction once strains of genetically modified crops become widespread enough.  We may think that we are improving the environment through our reckless experimentation, but what if our best efforts go horribly, horribly wrong? The unintended consequences of our reckless genetic meddling may be far worse than any of us ever imagined. The reality is that God said not to mix plants and animals together like this. But we are doing it anyway. Hopefully we are not completely destroying the one and only earth that we have in the process.

     

    There has been no global warming since 1995

    Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits— There has been no global warming since 1995

    · Data for vital ‘hockey stick graph’ has gone missing

    · There has been no global warming since 1995

    · Warming periods have happened before – but NOT due to man-made changes

    Data: Professor Phil Jones admitted his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’

    The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.—Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers. –Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’.—The data is crucial to the famous ‘hockey stick graph’ used by climate change advocates to support the theory. —-Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.—And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.—The admissions will be seized on by sceptics as fresh evidence that there are serious flaws at the heart of the science of climate change and the orthodoxy that recent rises in temperature are largely man-made.—-Professor Jones has been in the spotlight since he stepped down as director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit after the leaking of emails that sceptics claim show scientists were manipulating data.—The raw data, collected from hundreds of weather stations around the world and analysed by his unit, has been used for years to bolster efforts by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to press governments to cut carbon dioxide emissions.–

     

    More…

    · MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: The professor’s amazing climate change retreat
    Following the leak of the emails, Professor Jones has been accused of ‘scientific fraud’ for allegedly deliberately suppressing information and refusing to share vital data with critics.—Discussing the interview, the BBC’s environmental analyst Roger Harrabin said he had spoken to colleagues of Professor Jones who had told him that his strengths included integrity and doggedness but not record-keeping and office tidying.Mr Harrabin, who conducted the interview for the BBC’s website, said the professor had been collating tens of thousands of pieces of data from around the world to produce a coherent record of temperature change.—That material has been used to produce the ‘hockey stick graph’ which is relatively flat for centuries before rising steeply in recent decades.—According to Mr Harrabin, colleagues of Professor Jones said ‘his office is piled high with paper, fragments from over the years, tens of thousands of pieces of paper, and they suspect what happened was he took in the raw data to a central database and then let the pieces of paper go because he never realised that 20 years later he would be held to account over them’.Asked by Mr Harrabin about these issues, Professor Jones admitted the lack of organisation in the system had contributed to his reluctance to share data with critics, which he regretted.

     

     

    But he denied he had cheated over the data or unfairly influenced the scientific process, and said he still believed recent temperature rises were predominantly man-made.—Asked about whether he lost track of data, Professor Jones said: ‘There is some truth in that. We do have a trail of where the weather stations have come from but it’s probably not as good as it should be.—-‘There’s a continual updating of the dataset. Keeping track of everything is difficult. Some countries will do lots of checking on their data then issue improved data, so it can be very difficult. We have improved but we have to improve more.’—He also agreed that there had been two periods which experienced similar warming, from 1910 to 1940 and from 1975 to 1998, but said these could be explained by natural phenomena whereas more recent warming could not. He further admitted that in the last 15 years there had been no ‘statistically significant’ warming, although he argued this was a blip rather than the long-term trend.—And he said that the debate over whether the world could have been even warmer than now during the medieval period, when there is evidence of high temperatures in northern countries, was far from settled.—Sceptics believe there is strong evidence that the world was warmer between about 800 and 1300 AD than now because of evidence of high temperatures in northern countries.—But climate change advocates have dismissed this as false or only applying to the northern part of the world.—Professor Jones departed from this consensus when he said: ‘There is much debate over whether the Medieval Warm Period was global in extent or not. The MWP is most clearly expressed in parts of North America, the North Atlantic and Europe and parts of Asia.—For it to be global in extent, the MWP would need to be seen clearly in more records from the tropical regions and the Southern hemisphere. There are very few palaeoclimatic records for these latter two regions.—‘Of course, if the MWP was shown to be global in extent and as warm or warmer than today, then obviously the late 20th Century warmth would not be unprecedented. On the other hand, if the MWP was global, but was less warm than today, then the current warmth would be unprecedented.’–Sceptics said this was the first time a senior scientist working with the IPCC had admitted to the possibility that the Medieval Warming Period could have been global, and therefore the world could have been hotter then than now.—Professor Jones criticised those who complained he had not shared his data with them, saying they could always collate their own from publicly available material in the US. And he said the climate had not cooled ‘until recently – and then barely at all. The trend is a warming trend’.—Mr Harrabin told Radio 4’s Today programme that, despite the controversies, there still appeared to be no fundamental flaws in the majority scientific view that climate change was largely man-made.—But Dr Benny Pieser, director of the sceptical Global Warming Policy Foundation, said Professor Jones’s ‘excuses’ for his failure to share data were hollow as he had shared it with colleagues and ‘mates’.–He said that until all the data was released, sceptics could not test it to see if it supported the conclusions claimed by climate change advocates.—He added that the professor’s concessions over medieval warming were ‘significant’ because they were his first public admission that the science was not settled.

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    AC-Air Conditioning Dangers

    No wonder more folks are ending up with cancer than ever before.    Here’s one example that explains how we’re exposed to cancer-causing toxins.  Many people are in their cars first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, 7 days a week.

    Please do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car.

    Open the windows after you enter your car and turn ON the AC after a couple of minutes. Here’s why:   According to research, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emit Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin (carcinogen – take time to observe the smell of heated plastic in your car).—
    In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes anemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure will cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer. Can also cause miscarriage.

    Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50mg per sq.ft.   A car parked indoors with windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene.

    If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level.

    People who get into the car, keeping windows closed will inevitably inhale, in quick succession, excessive amounts of the toxin.

    Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver.. What’s worse, it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxin.

    So please open the windows and door of your car – give time for interior to air out – dispel the deadly toxin before you get in.

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    Types of Water

    Dr. John R. Christopher–Dr. Allen E. Banik, in the book “The Choice is Clear” gives us a listing of the nine kinds of water

    Hard Water

    This is saturated with calcium, iron, magnesium, and many other inorganic minerals. All water in lakes, rivers, on the ground, in deep wells, is classified as hard water. (Many city systems take water from rivers or lakes, or reservoirs supplied with mountain water; they erroneously call their supplies “soft water” but it is soft only in comparison with water which is harder.)  Practically all kinds of “bottled” water is hard water

    Raw Water

    This is water which has not been treated in any way.  It may be hard or soft – as hard as lime water, or as soft as rain water.  Raw water contains millions of viruses and bacteria, and is densely inhabited in every drop.  Chemicals dumped into our rivers may cause cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Boiled Water

    Boiling helps remove some of the germs, but concentrates the inorganic minerals. Other germs are carried into a fertile element for rapid and lusty propagation of germs and viruses already in the body.

    Soft Water

    This water is soft in comparison with water which is harder. It may contain many trace minerals and chemicals, viruses and bacteria. It is not to be confused with “softened water.” Soft water may be classified as water which is harder than distilled water.

    Rain Water

    This has been condensed from the clouds. The first drop is distilled water. But when it falls as rain, it picks up germs, dust, smoke, minerals, lead and many other atmospheric chemicals. By the time rain water reaches the earth it is so saturated with dust and pollutants it may be yellowish in color. Water is supposed to act as an atmosphere purifier. If we had no air pollution, we would have far less pollution in our drinking water.

    Snow Water

    This is frozen rain. Freezing does not eliminate any germs. All snowflakes have hardened mineral deposits. Melt the cleanest snow and you will find it saturated with dirt, inorganic minerals, germs and viruses.

    Filtered Water

    This water has passed through a fine strainer, called a filter. Some calcium and other solid substances are kept in the filter; there is no filter made which can prevent germs from passing through its fine meshes. Each pore of the finest filter is large enough for a million viruses to seep through in a few moments. A home filter usually only picks up suspended solids and is effective for the time, maybe only for hours, until it is filled up. Then it is ineffective even for removing suspended solids, and at the same time becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.

    De-ionized Water

    Water processed by the de-ionized method effectively removes minerals, and compares to distilled water in this respect.  However, it does become a breeding ground for bacteria, pyrogenic matter and viruses.  The fault in this system lies in the resin beds which can become notorious breeding grounds.  Therefore it is not wise to have this possibility exist in your drinking water.  Furthermore, deionization does not remove synthetic chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, insecticides or industrial solvents.

    Distilled Water

    This is water that has first been turned into steam so that all of its impurities are left behind. Then through condensation, it is turned back into pure water. It is the only pure water – the only water free from all contamination. Distilled water may well be considered the only pure water on earth. —Water is so valuable to the entire system of the human body that it is wise to use only the Best. Use pure steam distilled water for health and well being. —I personally did not know anything about distilled water until just a few years ago. My knowledge of it came in a rather odd way. I had been sitting in a wheelchair (and occasionally up on crutches) for approximately nine months-with both arthritis and also from an accident I had been in a few years before when I had received a concussion on my skull. Build-up of a calcification condition from the former fractured area had put pressure on the brain area causing a paralyzed condition on the right side of my body. I had lost my health-food store (the original “The Herb Shop”) in Orem, Utah, and was broke, so a friend offered me free rent to open another one in Salt Lake City. –Here was a ridiculous situation – a “health” doctor opening a health-food store in a wheel chair. The business started to grow slowly and one day as I sat there, a young fellow came in to do business with me and as he left he dropped a copy of “The Choice Is Clear”, by Dr. Banik, saying, “I’ll bet this will help you!” As I read the booklet through, I was completely sold on distilled water, so called up a company and had some delivered to me. I started using it faithfully and was out of the wheelchair in a very short time. Over the years I had helped patients leave their wheelchairs and had used the same procedure on myself that had cured them. It worked for them but not for me, until I combined my procedure with “pure” water

    F MY ADDITION— Here is another water type or system for better water

    Reverse Osmosis

    In the production of bottled mineral water, the water passes through a RO water  processor to remove pollutants and microorganisms. In European countries, though, such processing of Natural Mineral Water (as defined by a European Directive) is not allowed under European law.(In practice, a fraction of the living bacteria can and do pass through RO membranes through minor imperfections, or bypass  the membrane entirely through tiny leaks in surrounding seals. Thus, complete RO systems may include additional water treatment stages that use ultraviolet light or ozone to prevent microbiological contamination.) In the water treatment industry there is a chart of types of contaminants, their sizes and which ones pass through the various types of membranes.[1] Membrane pore sizes can vary from 1 to 50,000 angstroms depending on filter type. “Particle filtration” removes particles of 10,000 angstroms or larger. Microfiltration removes particles of 500 angstroms or larger. “Ultrafiltration” removes particles of roughly 30 angstroms or larger. “Nanofiltration” removes particles of 10 angstroms or larger. Reverse osmosis is in the final category of membrane filtration, Hyperfiltration,” and removes particles larger than 1 angstrom

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    Some Solutions to ANTI-PAIN!!!

    We have all heard the word OUCH! That HURT! YEOOOOW! And as we get older it seems like the PAINS of LIFE seem to take longer to go away. If you watch the idiot box or what I call the dummy down box the first thing they would have is do is reach for drugs. I will talk about the top 3 drugs that are most advertised: Acetaminophen, others Ibuprofen, and others Aspirin..And these all have side effects. Let’s take a look at what you are doing with these Chemicals. Acetaminophen is used to relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, muscle aches, menstrual periods, colds and sore throats, toothaches, backaches, reactions to vaccinations (shots), and to reduce fever. Ibuprofen is another pain killer and is used for to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints) and rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints). It is also used to relieve mild to moderate pain, including menstrual pain (pain that happens before or during a menstrual period). Nonprescription ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and to relieve mild pain from headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, menstrual periods, the common cold, toothaches, and backaches Aspirin is used for rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by breakdown of the lining of the joints), systemic lupus erythematosus (condition in which the immune system attacks the joints and organs and causes pain and swelling) and certain other rheumatologic conditions (conditions in which the immune system attacks parts of the body). Nonprescription aspirin is used to reduce fever and to relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, menstrual periods, arthritis, colds, toothaches, and muscle aches. Nonprescription aspirin is also used to prevent heart attacks in people who have had a heart attack in the past or who have angina (chest pain that occurs when the heart does not get enough oxygen). Nonprescription aspirin is also used to reduce the risk of death in people who are experiencing or who have recently experienced a heart attack. Nonprescription aspirin is also used to prevent ischemic strokes (strokes that occur when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain) or mini-strokes (strokes that occur when the flow of blood to the brain is blocked for a short time) in people who have had this type of stroke or mini-stroke in the past. Aspirin will not prevent hemorrhagic strokes (strokes caused by bleeding in the brain). Now as you can see you would be hard pressed to say no to any of these non prescriptions so strongly advertised.. But lets take a look see what is really going on….Side effects…let’s start with Acetaminophen …here is one list of side effects..The most serious side effect is liver damage due to large doses, chronic use or concomitant use with alcohol or other drugs that also damage the liver. Other issues can be rash, hives, itching, swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, hoarseness, difficulty breathing, or swallowing. So we have liver damage , and other bodily reactions…the stronger reactions can be nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, extreme tiredness, unusual bleeding, or bruising, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, flu-like symptoms. Some of you might have had other side effects that I have not mentioned. Now there are other things that can work as effectively, with out all of these issues. Lets take ibuprofen This medicine can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use ibuprofen. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).Seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of heart or circulation problems, such as chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance. Here are some other things this medication can do: unexplained weight gain fever blisters rash itching hives swelling of the eyes, face, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing hoarseness excessive tiredness pain in the upper right part of the stomach upset stomach loss of appetite yellowing of the skin or eyes flu-like symptoms pale skin fast heartbeat cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine back pain difficult or painful urination, blurred vision, changes in color vision, or other vision problems, red or painful eyes, stiff neck, headache confusion, aggression. Now lets look at Aspirin, here are some things that can be distressing: nausea vomiting stomach pain heartburn hives rash swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat wheezing or difficulty breathing hoarseness fast heartbeat fastbreathing cold, clammy skin ringing in the ears loss of hearing bloody vomit vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds bright red blood in stools black or tarry stools stomach bleeding. Here are some symptoms of over use or taking to much: Symptoms of overdose may include: burning pain in the throat or stomach vomiting decreased urination fever restlessness irritability talking a lot and saying things that do not make sense, fear or nervousness, dizziness, double vision uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, confusion, abnormally excited, mood hallucination (seeing things or hearing voices that are not there), seizures, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, for a period of time. This is just some of the things that make me go hmmmm…eh! Wonder what else these things will do. And the dosages are high as well aspirin is usually about 350 milligrams a day and a minimum of 4-6 a day which is about 1.4 grams to 2.15 grams ( 1400 mgs -2150 mgs) that is a lot of Drug , the other 2 are in the same ball park for dosing, and higher. Now no one does the natural pain remedies, and it is said because due to social conditioning, no one thinks in terms in natural or balancing, to stop what causes the pain in the first place. Now pain can be caused by a lot of things, being over massed ( bigger then you should be for your frame) straining your self or over exerting, stress, toxic build up from chemicals or toxins in the environment. Over eating, which produces toxicity in the intestinal tract, injuries from sport or work related injuries, hurting your self in some form or fashion, poor circulation, …and the list goes on. The key here is, analyzing what is the root cause. Even taking drugs ( prescription drugs) can cause you duress and or pain. So the thing required is, what’s he cause? And from their we can find the natural balance and rectify this drug free. Give you an example let’s say you strain yourself doing something physical or you over extend yourself working off a cpu or a managerial type work, and you find your self in pain, something as simple as a rub to get the blood going can do the trick , something as simple as taking a magnesium supplement could do this for you as well, you could take a digestive enzyme when you have pain, you can use a specific amino acid for chronic pain DLPA or Dl phenyalanine, you could use something like red pepper and gingko, tumeric and pineapple, garlic and ginger, galangal and pineapple , baking soda with magnesium and arginine with acv, you can use essential oils like lavender, savoury, thyme, eucalyptus, peppermint, black pepper, you can mix and match these oils and apply them to an area where they would be effective in treating the situation. Another thing to do is quit being exposed to toxins, that is subjecting you to pain, if you cannot, then you have to use things that can neutralize the toxic effect of what you are being exposed too, an example of this is using high end antioxidants that will bind and remove these things allowing your bodies to flow as it should without an impediments. Increasing enzyme intake to assist the antioxidants to remove unwanted matter in the body, increasing other supplements that reinforce the antioxidants that you are taking. A good example would be NAC with vitamin C a 2: 1 ratio of C to NAC, and by adding vitamin B1 you get the benefit of the body being strengthened and other negative materials , such as lead , which can cause you pain, is being removed. You can use tumeric and bromelain, with serrapeptase, you can also apply galangal with solomon seal and peppermint, you can increase your protein intake if you have pains as a result of labouring jobs, you can increase other supplements such as creatine and baking soda and applecider vinegar, you can apply ginger and garlic with acv, utilizing good fats such as wheat germ oil and EPO. You could also FAST, this will allow your body to rest, realign itself and remove excess toxins by the way it can remove and reduce the excess. So again the whole key is what’s the cause?

    I will give some recipes, that might rectify the situation:

    Stomach Pain; Galangal tea, Galangal and ginger tea, ginger and peppermint tea, ACV 2 table spoons in glass in warm water, and drink. Cream of tartar and ACV, Baking soda and ACV, Digestive ENZYMES, HCL, B6, acidopholus, yogurt and cinnamon, thyme tea, GSE, eating a peeled apple, pear or any fruit that has a good fibre to it, these are some examples. There are lots Muscle Pain, cayenne pepper and ginger, mixed in honey, DLPA, Serrapeptase, trypsin enzyme, digestive enzyme taken between meals. Magnesium and malic acid, hydrochloric acid, B1, benfotiamine with an enzyme combo, NAC, l cysteine taken with vitamin C, use essential oils that have peppermint, wintergreen( pain reliever) black pepper, add 1-2 drops of each essential oil into 1 ounce container, add a carrier oil, and masage externally. You can use DMSO, MSM in combo with grape seed, or pycnogenol Headache: release the blocked circulation that might be as a result of neck stress, utilize anything that will increase both circulation and oxygen into the head as well as a detoxifier of the arterial blockages or system support when doing this, a good example would be arginine and acv with magnesium in 2 ounces of warm water and baking soda, Water, utilize more if needed, add more enzyme to your diet and take digestive enzymes when a head pain should occur, utilize a ginger, pineapple juice extract as well, make a papaya drink with ginger or galangal, make thyme and rosemary tea, These are some examples of different options you have that can reduce or rectify pain, remember a lot of these remedies I mentioned not only will increase oxygen and blood flow, they will turn of the pain receptors and remove what is causing the pain to register, repair and regenerate healthy tissue, and keep things in check from fungal bacterial, viral to environmental exposure as well. Minimize again anything synthetic, packaged or modified as best as you can ..if you cannot avoid it all the avoid most and take what you need to neutralize the negative impact of what you are being exposed to. Other things that I have tried are adding a dhea or a testosterone cream directly on a inflammed muscle, this usually shuts off the prostaglandin that is causing the flare up. ( prostagladins are hormones that trigger the release of another enzyme that, causes a pain response ) Another option I have done as well is use DMSO directly on the area where I have hurt myself. You can even use a castor oil pack mixed with specific essential oils or a fused oil with specific herbs that work on pain or blood flow or inflammation. A castor oil pack is a white clean cloth soaked in castor oil, wrung out and applied directly to an area and then with another towel wrap that around the soaked oil cloth, usually within 15 minutes the soaked oil cloth is dry, and sometimes you see it discolour as a result of the removal toxins in the area, where you applied it. I have made my own fused pepper oil and when it was strained and cooled applied it directly on the area for relief. To make your own fused oil just take any oil you use for cooking, such as olive oil or almond or even palm or coconut oil, put into a glass container, add red pepper or black or both, you can also add fresh ginger juice or ginger powder to this, put the contents together in the oil and into a glass, then into a pot of water, let boil, and settle. Once the oil is coloured to the colour of the pepper, remove from jar by straining and letting cool. Make sure you put it in glass, and not plastic. All these methods here can impact you by alleviating the issue or rectify the cause of your pain. Remember as well that rest and proper sleep will do wonders for you, by sleeping your body regenerates and utilizes the things you have consumed, allowing for an emptying out and resting internally or to be better able to rejuvenate and heal your system. Always remember 90 % of our problems are usually toxic issues, and the best thing to do is to clean that up, and utilizing those things that are highly enzymatic, highly antioxidant, and foods effective in removing unwanted build up in our bodies. If these methods can be applied, and MAINTAINED!!! which is key to any kind of restoration, then you will see desired results in healing from pain. The Key here is that with what has been given, and what more is available, you will have to find out what really works for you, the combos or the single things, depending on how much damage is done.

    Pain Solutions

    Recipe : Muscle Pain, cayenne pepper and ginger or Galangal, mixed in honey—-1 tsp of ginger or a ½ a teaspoon of Galangal, ¼ tsp of cayenne or African birds eye pepper and 1/1/2 tablespoon of Honey mix and consume a ¼ tsp and increase as needed,

    DLPA—take 1 capsule 3 times a day for a week and then reduce to 2 a day or take as needed, Serrapeptase, trypsin enzyme—take 1 capsule of these enzymes 3-5 times a day and use as needed when pain should occur, digestive enzyme taken between meals. Magnesium and malic acid, hydrochloric acid, B1, benfotiamine with an enzyme combo, NAC, l cysteine taken with vitamin C, use Essential oils that have peppermint, wintergreen( pain reliever) black pepper, add 1-2 drops of each essential oil into 1 ounce container, add a carrier oil, and masage externally. You can use DMSO—apply this to the area with either a cotton swab or Q tip let dry before you put on clothing, MSM in combo with grape seed, or pycnogenol

    Fruit combo—Take papaya or pineapple or Kiwi and add turmeric—pepper—ginger, sprinkle this lightly on a piece (s) you are eating

    Red Roses Decocotion—Take dried roses and through in blender and add red wine —1 cup of dried roses to 2 cups of red wine—allow to blend for 10-15 minutes ( be prepared this will heat this into a fusion) so be aware of the straining process after wards the jelly bag or strainer material maybe hot—- Strain through a jelly bag—then take—utilize internally ½ cup or apply directly to skin areas that maybe inflamed—-you can as welll boil this in the wine and apply as per directed

    Anti-collagenase, anti-elastase and anti-oxidant activities of extracts from 21 plants.

    BMC Complement Altern Med. 2009 Aug 4;9(1):27 Authors: Thring TS, Hili P, Naughton DP

    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Owing to their roles in tissue remodelling in health and disease, several studies have reported investigations on plant extracts as inhibitors of proteinases and as anti-oxidants. METHODS: The anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties of 23 plant extracts (from 21 plant species) were assessed as anti-elastase and anti-collagenase activities and in selected anti-oxidant assays along with phenolic content. RESULTS: Anti-elastase activities were observed for nine of the extracts with inhibitory activity in the following order: white tea (~89%), cleavers (~58%), burdock root (~51%), bladderwrack (~50%), anise and angelica (~32%). Anti-collagenase activities were exhibited by sixteen plants of which the highest activity was seen in white tea (~87%), green tea (~47%), rose tincture (~41%), and lavender (~31%). Nine plant extracts had activities against both elastase (E) and collagenase (C) and were ranked in the order of white tea (E:89%, C:87%) > bladderwrack (E:50%, C:25%) > cleavers (E:58%, C:7%) > rose tincture (E:22%, C:41%) > green tea (E:10%: C:47%) > rose aqueous (E: 24%, C:26%) > angelica (E:32%, C:17%) > anise (E:32%, C:6%) > pomegranate (E:15%, C:11%). Total phenolic content varied between 0.5 and 0.26 mg gallic acid equivalents (GAE)/mL with the exception of white tea (0.77 mg GAE/mL). For anti-oxidant assessment, the Trolox equivalent anti-oxidant capacity (TEAC) assay revealed activity for all extracts. White tea had the highest activity equivalent to ~21 microM Trolox for a 6.25 microg aliquot. In addition, seven extracts exhibited activities [greater than or equal to] 10 microM Trolox with witch hazel (6.25 microg = 13 microM Trolox) and rose aqueous (6.25 microg = 10 microM Trolox) showing very high activities at low concentrations. A high activity for white tea was also found in the superoxide dismutase (SOD) assay in which it exhibited ~88% inhibition of reduction of nitroblue tetrazolium. High activities were also observed for green tea (86.41%), rose tincture (82.77%), witch hazel (82.05%) and rose aqueous (73.86%). CONCLUSIONS: From a panel of twenty three plant extracts, some one dozen exhibit high or satisfactory anti-collagenase or anti-elastase activities, with nine having inhibitory activity against both enzymes. These included white tea which was found to have very high phenolic content, along with high TEAC and SOD activities.

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    Phytoestrogens – Panacea or Poison?

    What is Lacto-Fermentation?

    Recipe C – Fermented Juice

    Commentary on the Regulations we are all facing irrespective of where you live

    Codex’s reach

    The Need for Networking

     

    Phytoestrogens – Panacea or Poison?

    The male species of tropical birds carries the drab plumage of the female at birth and “colors up” at maturity, somewhere between nine and 24 months. In 1991, Richard and Valerie James, bird breeders in Whangerai, New Zealand, purchased a new kind of feed for their birds, one based largely on soy protein.47 When soy-based feed was used, their birds “colored up” after just a few months. In fact, one bird food manufacturer claimed that this early development was an advantage imparted by the feed. A 1992 ad for Roudybush feed formula showed a picture of the male crimson rosella, an Australian parrot that acquires beautiful red plummage at 18 to 24 months, already brightly colored at 11 weeks old. —-Unfortunately, in the ensuing years, there was decreased fertility in the birds with precocious maturation, deformed, stunted and still-born babies, and premature deaths, especially among females, with the result that the total population in the avaries went into steady decline. The birds suffered beak and bone deformities, goitre, immune system disorders and pathological aggressive behavior. Autopsy revealed digestive organs in a state of disintegration. The list of problems corresponded with many of the problems the Jameses had encountered in their two children, who had been fed soy-based infant formula. —Startled, aghast, angry…the Jameses hired toxicologist Mike Fitzpatrick to investigate further. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s literature review uncovered evidence that soy consumption has been linked to numerous disorders, including infertility, increased cancer and infantile leukemia; and, in studies dating back to the 1950s,48 that genistein in soy causes endocrine disruption in animals. Dr. Fitzpatrick also analyzed the bird feed and found that it contained high levels of phytoestrogens, especially genistein. When the Jameses discontinued using soy-based feed, the flock gradually returned to normal breeding habits and behavior. —The Jameses embarked on a private crusade to warn the public and government officials about soy foods, particularly the endocrine disrupting isoflavones (genistein and diadzen.) Protein Technologies International (PTI) received their material in 1994. —In 1991, Japanese researchers reported that consumption of as little as 30 grams or 2 tablespoons of soybeans per day for only one month resulted in a significant increase in thyroid stimulating hormone.49 Diffuse goitre and hypothyroidism appeared in some of the subjects and many complained of constipation, fatigue and lethargy, even though their intake of iodine was adequate. In 1997, researchers from the FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research made the embarrassing discovery that the goitrogenic components of soy were the very same isoflavones.50 —Twenty-five grams of soy protein isolate, the minimum amount PTI claimed to have cholesterol-lowering effects, contains at least 50 mg of isoflavones. It took only 45 mg daily of isoflavones in premenopausal women to exert significant biological effects including reduction in hormones needed for adequate thyroid function. These effects lingered for three months after soy consumption was discontinued.51 —One hundred grams of soy protein, the maximum suggested cholesterol-lowering dose (and the amount recommended by Protein Technologies International), can contain almost 600 mg of isoflavones,52 an amount that is undeniably toxic. In 1992, the Swiss health service estimated that 100 grams of soy protein provided the estrogenic equivalent of the pill.53 —In vitro studies suggest that isoflavones inhibit synthesis of estradiol and other steroid hormones.54 Reproductive problems, infertility, thyroid disease and liver disease due to dietary intake of isoflavones have been observed for several species of animals including mice, cheetah, quail, pigs, rats, sturgeon and sheep.55 —It is the isoflavones in soy that are said to have a favorable effect on postmenopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and protection from osteoporosis. Quantification of discomfort from hot flashes is extremely subjective and most studies show that control subjects report reduction in discomfort in amounts equal to subjects given soy.56 —The claim that soy prevents osteoporosis is extraordinary, given that soy foods block calcium and cause vitamin D deficiencies. If Asians indeed have lower rates of osteoporosis than Westerners, it is because their diet provides plenty of vitamin D from shrimp, lard and sea food; and plenty of calcium from bone broths. The reason that Westerners have such high rates of osteoporosis is because they have substituted soy oil for butter, which is a traditional source of vitamin D and other fat-soluble activators needed for calcium absorption.

    Birth Control Pills for Babies

    But it was the isoflavones in infant formula that gave the James family the most cause for concern. In 1998, investigators reported that the daily exposure of infants to isoflavones in soy infant formula is six to eleven times higher on a body weight basis than the dose that has hormonal effects in adults consuming soy foods. Circulating concentrations of isoflavones in infants fed soy-based formula were 13,000 to 22,000 times higher than plasma estradiol concentrations in infants on cows’ milk formula.57 —Approximately 25% of bottle-fed children in the US receive soy-based formula – a much higher percentage than in other parts of the Western world. Fitzpatrick estimated that an infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent (based on body weight) of at least five birth control pills per day.58 By contrast, almost no phytoestrogens have been detected in dairy-based infant formula or in human milk, even when the mother consumes soy products. —Scientists have known for years that soy-based formula can cause thyroid problems in babies. But what are the effects of soy products on the hormonal development of the infant, both male and female? Male infants undergo a “testosterone surge” during the first few months of life, when testosterone levels may be as high as those of an adult male. During this period, the infant is programmed to express male characteristics after puberty, not only in the development of his sexual organs and other masculine physical traits, but also in setting patterns in the brain characteristic of male behavior. In monkeys, deficiency of male hormones impairs the development of spatial perception (which, in humans, is normally more acute in men than in women), of learning ability and of visual discrimination tasks (such as would be required for reading.)59 It goes without saying that future patterns of sexual orientation may also be influenced by the early hormonal environment. Male children exposed during gestation to diethylstilbesterol (DES), a synthetic estrogen that has effects on animals similar to those of phytoestrogens from soy, had testes smaller than normal on maturation.60 —Learning disabilities and behavioral problems, especially in male children, have reached epidemic proportions. Soy infant feeding — which began in earnest in the early 1970s — cannot be ignored as a probable cause for these tragic developments. —As for girls, an alarming number are entering puberty much earlier than normal, according to a recent study reported in the journal Pediatrics.61 Investigators found that one percent of all girls now show signs of puberty, such as breast development or pubic hair, before the age of three; by age eight, 14.7% of white girls and almost 50% of African-American girls had one or both of these characteristics. New data indicate that environmental estrogens such as PCBs and DDE (a breakdown product of DDT) may cause early sexual development in girls.62 In the 1986 Puerto Rico Premature Thelarche study, the most significant dietary association with premature sexual development was not chicken — as reported in the press — but soy infant formula.63 The Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which supplies free infant formula to welfare mothers, stresses soy formula for African Americans because they are supposedly allergic to milk. —The consequences of truncated childhood are tragic. Young girls with mature bodies must cope with feelings and urges that most children are not well-equipped to handle. And early maturation in girls is frequently a harbinger for problems with the reproductive system later in life – including failure to menstruate, infertility and breast cancer. Parents who have contacted the Jameses recount other problems associated with children of both sexes who were fed soy-based formula, including extreme emotional behavior, asthma, immune system problems, pituitary insufficiency, thyroid disorders and irritable bowel syndrome — the same endocrine and digestive havoc that afflicted the James’ parrots.

    Dissention in the Ranks

    Organizers of the Third International Soy Symposium would be hard pressed to call the conference an unqualified success. On the second day of the conference the London-based Food Commission and the Weston A Price Foundation of Washington, DC held a joint press conference in the same hotel to present concerns about soy infant formula. Industry representatives sat stony faced through the recitation of potential dangers and a plea from concerned scientists and parents to pull soy-based infant formula from the market. Under pressure from the Jameses, the New Zealand government had issued a health warning about soy infant formula in 1998. It was time for the American government to do the same. –On the last day of the conference, presentations on new findings related to toxicity sent a well-oxygenated chill through the industry’s giddy helium hype. Dr. Lon White reported on a study of Japanese Americans living in Hawaii. It showed a significant statistical relationship between two or more servings of tofu per week and “accelerated brain aging.”64 Those participants who consumed tofu in midlife had lower cognitive function in late life and a greater incidence of Alzheimers and dementia. “What’s more,” said Dr. White, “those who ate a lot of tofu, by the time they were 75 or 80, looked five years older.”65 White and his colleagues blamed the negative effects on isoflavones, a finding that supports an earlier study in which post-menopausal women with higher levels of circulating estrogen experienced greater cognitive decline.66 —Scientists Daniel Sheehan and Daniel Doerge from the National Center for Toxicological Research ruined PTI’s day by presenting findings from rat feeding studies indicating that genistein in soy foods causes irreversible damage to enzymes that synthesize thyroid hormones.67 “The association between soybean consumption and goiter in animals and humans has a long history,” wrote Dr. Doerge. “Current evidence for the beneficial effects of soy requires a full understanding of potential adverse effects as well.” Dr. Claude Hughes reported that rats born to mothers fed genistein had decreased birth weights compared to controls and onset of puberty occurred earlier in male offspring.68 His research suggested that the effects observed in rats “…will be at least somewhat predictive of what occurs in humans. There is no reason to assume that there will be gross malformations of fetuses but there may be subtle changes, such as neurobehavioral attributes, immune function and sex hormone levels.” The results, he said “…could be nothing or could be something of great concern…if mom is eating something that can act like sex hormones, it is logical to wonder if that could change the baby’s development.”69 —A study of babies born to vegetarian mothers, published in January 2000, indicated just what those changes in baby’s development might be. Mothers who ate a vegetarian diet during pregnancy had a fivefold greater risk of delivering a boy with hypospadias, a birth defect of the penis.70 The authors of the study suggested that the cause was greater exposure to phytoestrogens in soy foods popular with vegetarians. Problems with female offspring of vegetarian mothers are more likely to show up later in life. While soy’s estrogenic effect is less than that of diethylstilbestrol (DES), the dose is likely to be higher because it’s consumed as a food, not taken as a drug. Daughters of women who took DES during pregnancy suffered from infertility and cancer when they reached their twenties.

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    What is Lacto-Fermentation?

    Lacto-fermentation happens when the starches and sugars in vegetables and fruit convert to lactic acid by a friendly lactic-acid producing bacteria.–This produces not only a tangy, delicious product (like the sauerkraut pictured above), but it also preserves it….. and does so much more than that!

    Health Benefits

    The health benefits of lacto-fermented fruits and vegetables are wonderful. I think we probably only know a small part of why they are so good for us. For example, unpasteurized sauerkraut and kimchi got a lot of buzz in recent years after some scientists found that birds fed kimchi or sauerkraut would often start recovering from the Avian Bird Flu!—Here’s what we know, when you lacto-ferment vegetables it increases in vitamins, it is more digestible and you get a plethora of good bacteria when you consume it!—“The proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances their digestibility and increases vitamin levels. These beneficial organisms produce numerous helpful enzymes as well as antibiotic and anticarcinogenic substances. Their main by-product, lactic acid, not only keeps vegetables and fruits in a state of perfect preservation but also promotes the growth of healthy flora throughout the intestine.”

    Lacto-Fermentation: A Healthy Way to Preserve Your Harvest

    Editor’s Note: If you’re gardening for survival, you’re no doubt setting food by with survival in mind. The following article describes a simple method for doing just that. Be sure to click on highlighted phrases for further related information. – John

    History is not so much the story of great men as it is the story of outstanding foods and diseases. We know about Captain Cook because he took sauerkraut on his second round the-world trip. As a result, he and his crew did not suffer from scurvy, that devastating disease of sea voyages. The cabbage of his kraut was preserved by lacto-fermentation, a process of natural preservation revered for centuries before modern methods of pickling in vinegar or canning. This kraut was not only effective against scurvy; it kept through the whole voyage.–The advantage of modern food preservation lies in convenience plus a reliable flavor and consistency. Lacto-fermentation, however, is valuable for its enhanced health benefits. Modern techniques are based on sterilization. Lacto-fermentation is driven by beneficial, soil borne bacteria (lacto-bacilli) which:

     

    A. break down the food, thus making it more digestible.

     

    B. manufacture vitamins, increasing the nutritive value of the preserved food.

     

    C. produce enzymes (specially energized molecules used for digestion and other metabolic processes).

     

    D. produce natural antibiotics that protect the food from putrefying bacteria.

     

    E. produce anti-carcinogenic compounds.

     

    F. produce lactic acid.

     

    Both lactic acid and vinegar preserve food by making it more acidic. Unlike vinegar, lactic acid regulates the pH of stomach acids, which tear down our food. Lactic acid then activates the metabolic processes that re-synthesize those nutrients into new, living substances the body can use. Lacto-fermented foods are not only a good source of beneficial bacteria for our intestinal tract, they also taste good. Making lacto-fermented vegetables is quite straightforward

    Recipe C – Fermented Juice

    make carrot juice and add either an acidopholis capsule or powder—or a vinegar to this and 1 tablspoon of sea salt in a 2 quart amount of carrot juice ( the salt protects against mold) allow to sit for 3 days or heat up to about 34 cel or 90 degree fahr or just allow to sit on the stove or oven when it is on and allow the juice just to ferment—when done—pour into a glass through either a filter bag or coffee filter and train through when strained throw away the coffee filter or wash the cloth strainer—Drink it straight up—will see an effect after a couple of days —bowel cleansing and regulating—intestinal restoration—lipid antioxidant—lung support—brain—reproductive support—anti cancer effect—this effect can be applied to any juice or vegetable you may want to ferment to get your nutrition

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    Commentary on the Regulations we are all facing irrespective of where you live

    New Regs that will strip you of your access based on this the way to reduce the access is to regulate it out of existence—things that have benefited people and who have seen the impact of the orthomolecular healing or herbal healing will now see a host of these supplements and remedies being disbanded or not allowed in the market place –because by a stroke of a pen those who are in charge and have no idea or knowledge of supplements or who are involved in the chemical industry ( prescription drugs are nothing more then toxic chemicals being distributed by the medical field these days —since none of them heal and almost all of them have detrimental side effects—I would call this chemical poisoning by the medical field )—This kind of legislation being formed outside the parameters of a countries autonomy is alarming—due to the fact legislation can be implemented in one country and then this implantation is then spread globally—without any due research or any consideration of environmental differences or health concerns of each individual area—this kind of legislation then will only induce more problems and deny people access that indigenously would be there and yet not being able to utilize as a result of a law in Europe that has nothing to do with Canada or the USA—Agenda 21 laws under the EFSA- or Vice Versa —Laws that can be implemented in China or South America can impact your ability to utilize what is available in your own country—With the different things which impact environmental and personal issues on health the jurisdiction of regulations cannot be summed up as one rule fits all and this is exactly how this is being perpetrated—Scare tactics of contamination ( which are unfounded ) warnings of dangers that do not exist—regulations to make the consumer think that the gov’t is doing something—gov’t officials putting on ignorance and deception to put a spin on taking away your access and making you think they are doing you a favour this is Agenda 21—Bills c-6 in Canada—the new Bill being proposed by Mccain in the USA —DSSA—the Antivitamin Bill In New Zealand –the New food bill in Australia-making foods as a prescription drug—the EFSA making up Articles of regulations that will end the line of most vitamins or herbals or supplements that they feel are not adequate —which in fact have reputable science to back the claims made BUTTTT this institution refuses to recognize the research or the validity of the science take a look at what is going on—and write not to the FDA but to the drug companies and the manufactures of vitamins there is where the rel lobbying works —IN THERE POCKET!!!

    F F F EFSA mass rejects probiotics and antioxidants as article 13.1 batch two published

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued negative opinions to ‘most’ of 416 health claim dossiers including submissions linking health benefits to vitamin D, probiotics, green tea, black tea, lutein, beta glucans, meso-zeaxanthin, alpha-lipoic acid and melatonin. —EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) also found causality for various health benefits had not been demonstrated for peptides, xanthan gum, sugar-free gum, guar gum, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), fermented whey and linoleic acid (LA). –The NDA’s latest raft of opinions will come as a massive blow to the European and international functional foods and nutraceuticals industries, especially the herbal antioxidant and probiotic sectors, which have yet to see a positive NDA opinion. —“This proves that the article 13.1 list was only ever suitable for vitamins and minerals,” said Nigel Baldwin, the senior scientific and regulatory consultant and EU manager at claims consultancy, Cantox Health Sciences International. —“The Article 13.1-13.3 list regulation principle was flawed in that regard. So many opinions really allude to the fact that they only went on the data provided. So without an opportunity to present data in full and discuss the relevance of studies, it’s not really surprising.” —He suggested many rejected dossiers will now be tweaked and resubmitted under the proprietary and emerging science article 13.5 route. –Potassium’s ability to benefit blood pressure and normal muscular and neurological function; melatonin’s capacity to reduce jet leg; vitamin D’s potential to boost immunity and maintain normal muscle function; guar gum’s ability to maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations were affirmed by the NDA, which grouped the 416 submissions into 31 opinions which can be found here . —Meal replacements were also backed to help reduce body weight and maintain body weight after weight loss – making them the first weight management claims to gain NDA approval. —In a statement EFSA said the NDA had issued, “unfavourable opinions on most of the claims in the second series due to the poor quality of the information provided…”

    This included:

    · lack of information to identify the substance on which the claim is based, e.g. “probiotics”;

    · lack of evidence that the claimed effect is indeed beneficial to the maintenance or improvement of the functions of the body (e.g. food with “antioxidant properties”);

    · lack of human studies with reliable measures of the claimed health benefit.

    Range of opinions

    The NDA found:

    · Sugar-free chewing gum does not reduce dental plaque

    · Melatonin does not benefit sleep

    · Xanthan gum does not boost satiety

    · Sodium bicarbonate does not reduce gastric acid

    · Green and black tea extracts do not protect DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage; reduce acid production in dental plaque; maintain normal bone; decrease potentially pathogenic intestinal microorganisms; maintain vision; maintain normal blood pressure; maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations

    · Beta-glucans do not contribute to the maintenance of healthy blood glucose levels

    · Alpha-cyclodextrin does not reduce post-prandial glycaemic responses or help maintain normal body weight

    · GLA does not benefit joints; weight maintenance after weight loss; maintenance of peripheral blood flow; maintenance of normal blood pressure; maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations; benefit bone health

    · C12-peptide does not help maintain normal blood pressure

    · Honey does not produce a range of antioxidant effects (not characterized)

    · Lactobacillus plantarum BFE 1685 does not decrease potentially pathogenic intestinal microorganisms

    · Lactobacillus rhamnosus LB21 NCIMB 40564 does not decrease potentially pathogenic intestinal microorganisms; reduce mutans streptococci in the mouth or boost digestive health (both insufficiently defined)

    · Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (DSM 9843) does not support the immune system (insufficiently defined effect)

    · Stearic acid does not maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations

    · LA does not maintain normal neurological function

    · Prunes do not help maintain normal bowel function

    · Meso-zeaxanthin does not help maintain normal vision

    · Lutein does not help maintain normal vision

    · A range of foods do not benefit glycaemic control

    · A range of antioxidant foods and constituents (relating to about 170 dossiers) do not deliver “antioxidant properties” or protect body cells and molecules such as DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage

    · A range of foods do not benefit joint, bone or muscle health (relating to 42 dossiers)

    · Alpha-lipoic acid does not protect body lipids from oxidative damage; maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations; increase beta-oxidation of fatty acids leading to a reduction in body fat mass; maintain normal blood glucose concentrations; regenerate genes or gene transcription

    · 50 dossiers related to yeasts and bacteria were not sufficiently characterised

    · Guar gum does not maintain normal blood glucose concentrations; increase satiety

    · Partially hydrolysed guar gum does not increase satiety; maintain normal body weight; maintain normal (fasting) blood concentrations of triglycerides; maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations; reduce post-prandial glycaemic responses; maintain normal blood glucose concentrations

    · Fermented whey does not support gut health (insufficient characterisation)

    · Vitamin D does not benefit cardiovascular health

    “This is only a selection of the whole list, so it is too early to conclude on the value of many substances for health as other health relationships are still in the process,” said Stefanie Geiser at the Brussels-based consultancy, EAS.

    “Submitters now will have to assess the reasons for the rejections.”

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    Codex’s reach

    Because the U.S. is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and because the WTO and other treaty agreements require the United States to adhere to Codex standards, any changes approved in Europe, and implemented in the EU-dominated Codex meetings, could subject the United States to WTO-enforced trade sanctions.

    Codex will control:
    1. Vitamins, minerals and nutrients,
    2. Genetically modified organisms,
    3. Toxic residues,
    4. Antibiotics, drugs, growth stimulants, and other hormones in food animals,
    5. Organic foods, and
    6. Irradiation of food.

    F F F The plan is to suppress all beneficial, high-potency nutrients, and to allow only those and a few other vitamins and minerals that will be high-priced, low-dosage, and synthetically-made by drug companies.

    F F F Codex regulations will become binding internationally. Any nation that has entered into trade agreements through the WTO and its adjunctive treaties will eventually be forced to adopt Codex standards.

    F F F All “new” types of food supplements will be banned unless tested and approved in a drug-like manner. This is certain to be both time consuming and unnecessarily expensive. And, the validity of such tests is doubtful. A favorite ploy of drug and governmental authorities is to use such small doses of a supplement that tests do not show any noticeable value.

    F F F Codex standards are not based upon accepted scientific or research findings. Rather, the standards are developed in a political atmosphere, with seemingly obligatory EU and drug-cartel approval.

    Organic foods
    From the drug cartel’s point of view, the primary advantage in getting rid of true organic food is that in the absence of quality food, people will become ill and buy more prescription drugs. As a lesser advantage, the farmers will buy more insecticides and chemical fertilizers. The standards and definitions of “organic food” will be changed. Under Codex, a farmer or rancher will be able to call his products “organic” when they are full of toxic poisons. Under Codex, “organic food” may include as little as 70% organic contents, but this will not be noted on labels. (The other 30% can consist of poisons or contaminants.)–The new laws requiring genetically modified crops, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics in foods will be cost-prohibitive to people living in developing nations, and billions of people may die and/or sicken as a result of these policies

    Tell Your Senator to OPPOSE S. 3002, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act

    We all know how self serving Washington is and if passed, we’d all be shocked and many of us looking for a job in another industry.  For as long as DESHEA has been protecting our industry it would take as long if not longer to repeal this type of damaging legislation. John McCain has been tough on Big Pharma for years and I believe that this proposed legislation is his olive branch to protect Pharmaceutical Company Profits.  The Dietary Supplements Safety Act proposed by John McCain would give Pharmaceutical Companies sole authority to control and sell “Disallowed” Vitamins and dictate supplement potencies!  Please take action as defined below.  And please see this article from the Examiner for more insight on what we could be in store for: http://www.examiner.com/x-2134-DC-Ethical-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d11-McCain-wants-to-put-Big-Pharma-on-your-OTC-vitamin-shelf

    Tell Your Senator to OPPOSE S. 3002, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act

    If a new bill, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act, S. 3002, passes, it will amend the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and have severe consequences for retailers and suppliers. As a retailer of dietary supplements, this is how this new legislation could affect you:

      All dietary supplements, whether vitamins, minerals, herbal products and others that were previously allowed under DSHEA, could be removed from the market under S. 3002. This legislation would mandate that every dietary supplement would have to go through a brand new process of government review (yet to be defined) in order to remain on store shelves.

      For the first time in the history of food or drug law, retail establishments would need to register with the FDA. Failing to register could result in severe monetary penalties, up to two times your gross profit. Not complying with even minimal technical requirements, such as minor errors in registration, record keeping or reporting could be considered a criminal offense.

      Retailers would also be required to obtain “adequate written evidence” from suppliers that each dietary supplement product meets all regulatory requirements. Again, failure to do so could result in severe monetary penalties
    Go to:  http://www.Saveoursupplements.org to send a note in opposition to S.3002 directly to your two Senators or use the information on the website to write a personal letter.  Either way, you need to act immediately.  Do not let Congress take away your right to dietary supplements.

     

    The Need for Networking

    With everything going on globally and right here at home it is important to realize the value of networks—gov’ts of the world do it all the time we call it the U.N.—this is where the Leaders decide how and who they are going to invade to keep the global economy going at the expense of war—war on it’s citizens war on indigenous cultures war on tribal peoples who live on pristine land—the idea is that they are networked—undermining them is like knocking a domino down with the other dominoes in line, makes it easier to cause the whole thing to tumble—And this is where we come in—If we are networked when the dominoes go down and around you– you will be connected with people who are like minded and can do things and know how to apply the things that should be applied to make things work—with everyone talking to at least one person, this can generate a dynamic and the web of networks can then be created—causing a synergy and support to everyone else—With our Farming and our Health being threatened by a piece of paper with ink and a wave of a pen you and I can be struck out without a second thought—with a stroke of a pen Our whole health consciousness will be forever changed to consume the toxic genetic and radiated waste the industries are putting out there as food—you are considered expendable, and there are a lot of us so if some die or get permanently disabled as a result of a genetically modified food –nano-particles and cloned meats, Vaccinations and Drugs that have nothing to do but compromise your immune system further. They see a forecast of food consumption and then decide to regulate the production of these toxic foods and then on top tell you that the Vitamins or herbs you are using are “UNSAFE”—It’s time to get a Autonomous attitude and break away from the world—the global gov’ts have no good thing for us !!! The moment we start to network with seed sharing—remedy sharing—food preserving—enzyme making—gardening—communications with short wave and other mean—sharing skills with each other in carpentry—technology—electronics—before you know it we become a lobbying power and can get the country(s) back on track away from the world of regulation and domination through regulation—something to consider—It is doable 1 % of a populace can be a dynamic force that can alter a countries madness and Poisoning the Planet—Just tell One!!! Before you know there are 2 and 2 become 4 and 4 become 8 and 8 becomes 16 and 16 becomes 32 and before you know it in one month there is over a million—and you think they are afraid—YA DAMN BETCHA!

    Now there’s a Network!!

     

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    Show of the week  March 12-2010
    McCain Withdraws Support For Dietary Supplement Safety Act
    Flu Vaccine Has No Effect in People Over Age 65– Cochrane Collaboration Study
    Seaweed calcium ingredient tests well in dairy, says GTC
    UHT Methods

    Recipe on making your own Calcium

    McCain Withdraws Support For Dietary Supplement Safety Act
    A Senate staffer confirmed that Sen. John McCain no longer supports a bill he introduced to significantly tighten regulatory requirements for dietary supplements.–McCain offered the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010, S. 3002, in February. The Arizona Republican will now collaborate with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on revised legislation that allegedly provides for transparency and safety within the supplement industry but without the intensive regulatory intervention proposed in S. 3002. No timeline is set for introduction of a new bill.—Hatch thanks McCain for withdrawing his support of the original legislation in a March 4 letter.–“I’m counting on you to work with me to make sure this important industry does not fall prey to over-regulatory regimes and mounds of costly government bureaucracy,” Hatch writes. –It seemed only a matter of time before Hatch, an author of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act and a vocal industry booster, would speak out against McCain’s bill. S. 3002 targeted products containing steroids and other illegal substances, but was viewed as having potentially devastating effects on the supplement industry as a whole. S. 3002 would have authorized FDA to create a list of “accepted” supplement ingredients, essentially eliminating the new dietary ingredient notification regime established by DSHEA. Other provisions would have required supplement firms to report all adverse events to FDA and would have mandated annual facility and product registration with the agency.–õõõ  this is far from over—the efsa in Europe is convening on the new regs  and as the statement said here there is no time limit for the new legislation, this means that they have not stopped to try and pass a bill undermining access this just means it is on hold til the Europeans either match what we have or we change to what they are doing—this will be compromised for now till they can get everyone to be so either distracted that you wil not notice any changes or you will just see blatant changesõõõ

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    Flu Vaccine Has No Effect in People Over Age 65– Cochrane Collaboration
    A Cochrane Collaboration study has documented that there is no evidence that influenza vaccines have any protective effect in people over age 65. The meta analysis concluded that the “available evidence is of poor quality and provides no guidance regarding the safety, efficacy or effectiveness of influenza vaccines for people aged 65 years or older.”–The standard recommendation by modern medicine and health officials is for people over age 65 to be immunized with every influenza vaccination that comes out, in spite of the fact that there has never been any evidence that it keeps them from getting flu.The study points out that “surrogate outcomes”—antibody stimulation—are used to predict flu vaccine efficacy. That means no influenza vaccine trials actual test to see if they’re effective. Instead, fairly arbitrary blood antibody levels are used to claim efficacy. Trials to see whether the vaccines actually prevent flu are not done. Neither are trials done to determine whether the antibody levels are actually effective in preventing flu. The Cochrane Collaboration study’s results should come as no surprise. The studies provided by drug companies to gain approval of their flu vaccines routinely document that antibody levels in people over 65 are significantly lower than for younger people. This is not the first study to demonstrate a lack of efficacy for influenza vaccines in the elderly. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2005, titled “Impact of Influenza Vaccination on Seasonal Mortality in the US Elderly Population”, (2005;165:265-272) came to the same conclusion in reference to all age groups: We could not correlate increasing vaccination coverage after 1980 with declining mortality rates in any age group.

    The Study’s Conclusions—The Cochrane Collaboration study concludes: –Until such time as the role of vaccines for preventing influenza in the elderly is clarified, more comprehensive and effective strategies for the control of acute respiratory infections should be implemented. These should rely on several preventive interventions that take into account the multi-agent nature of influenza-like illness (ILI) and its context (such as personal hygiene, provision of electricity and adequate food, water and sanitation). The effect of vaccination of high-risk groups should also be further assessed.–In other words, use commonsense in personal hygiene, provide the basics for good health: food, shelter, water, and sanitation—and skip the vaccination.
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    Seaweed calcium ingredient tests well in dairy, says GTC
    Independent sensory testing on the mineral ingredient Aquamin has found that it can boost the calcium content of dairy products by up to 40 percent with no negative impact on taste or texture, says GTC Nutrition. Aquamin is a seaweed-derived multi-mineral source, said to be rich in calcium, magnesium and over 70 other trace minerals. It is produced by the Irish firm Marigot, and is distributed in the US by GTC Nutrition. The company this week announced results of tests conducted by the independent group NIZO Food Research earlier this year, which assessed the impact of two Aquamin grades (Aquamin S and Aquamin Soluble) in ultra high temperature (UHT) milk, long-life yogurt drinks and stirred yogurt products.–Calcium fortification—The UHT ( Ultra High Temperature) milk was fortified with 25 percent calcium and the yogurt products were fortified with 40 percent calcium Participants in the study were asked to comment on the taste and texture of the fortified products. They reported improved viscosity for the milk, and no negative flavor impact for the yogurts. The yogurt drink was also found to have an enhanced strawberry flavor, and a perception of increased freshness. All products were found to be visually stable GTC’s Trina O’Brien told NutraIngredients-USA.com this morning that the current testing was prompted by the recent addition of the most soluble grade to the Aquamin line – Aquamin Soluble. This form, she said, was particularly targeted for use in beverage products The other products in the line are Aquamin F, a fine powdery calcium source for use in liquid and dry applications, Aquamin S, a sea mineral source designed to enhance the nutritional profile of low pH foods such as carbonated beverages and frozen desserts, and Aquamin TG, a granulated natural calcium source for use in dietary supplements.

     

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    Health claims—-Products that contain 10 percent calcium are able to carry a ‘good’ source of calcium nutrient content claim in the US, and products that contain 20 percent can carry an ‘excellent’ source claim —-Products that contain 10 percent calcium are able to carry a ‘good’ source of calcium nutrient content claim in the US, and products that contain 20 percent can carry an ‘excellent’ source claim. In addition, GTC said Aquamin qualifies for an authorized health claim for osteoporosis prevention. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), products high in calcium (20 percent RDV per serving), along with regular exercise and a healthy diet, can help maintain good bone health in the teens and early adult years to reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Structure/Function claims can also be used on products made with Aquamin. Examples of these include: “Supports bone health”; “Contains bone building minerals”; “Essential minerals for overall wellness”; and “Plant derived source of calcium”. One of the few plant-based calcium sources, Aquamin is still not on a par with calcium carbonates on the market. However, O’Brien said it is “competitively priced”. It has proved particularly popular in Asian markets where consumers already know the benefits of seaweed and are keen to market its natural source

     

    Calcium deficiency

    The US Department of Agriculture recommended increased dairy consumption when it reconfigured the food pyramid in 2003, but statistics indicate about 80 percent of Americans do not get enough calcium. A similar situation in the UK led the British Dietetic Association to state calcium-fortified, non-dairy foods could be “very useful” in 2007 In a 2007 survey conducted by market researcher the Hartman Group, 68 percent of 2,978 consumers polled cited calcium as a nutrient they would “deliberately add to their diets” second only to fiber. The next highest ingredients were protein and whole grains. Despite these deficiencies and apparent consumer intentions, the calcium fortified foods market has been struggling to match its performance of the 1990s as newer ingredients have caught the imagination of food formulators and the public. In 2006, the percentage of food and beverage products worldwide making ‘high calcium’ claims dropped below three percent for the first time this century, according to Datamonitor’s Productscan Online. Only 2.8 per cent of products made a ‘high calcium’ claim in 2006, compared with 3.7 per cent in 2005

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    UHT Methods
    There are two principal methods of UHT treatment:

    Direct Heating
    Indirect Heating
    Direct heating systems
    The product is heated by direct contact with steam of potable or culinary quality. The main advantage of direct heating is that the product is held at the elevated temperature for a shorter period of time. For a heat-sensitive product such as milk, this means less damage.

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    There are two methods of direct heating

    injection
    infusion
    Injection: High pressure steam is injected into pre-heated liquid by a steam injector leading to a rapid rise in temperature. After holding, the product is flash-cooled in a vacuum to remove water equivalent to amount of condensed steam used. This method allows fast heating and cooling, and volatile removal, but is only suitable for some products. It is energy intensive and because the product comes in contact with hot equipment, there is potential for flavour damage.

    Infusion: The liquid product stream is pumped through a distributing nozzle into a chamber of high pressure steam. This system is characterized by a large steam volume and a small product volume, distributed in a large surface area of product. Product temperature is accurately controlled via pressure. Additional holding time may be accomplished through the use of plate or tubular heat exchangers, followed by flash cooling in vacuum chamber. This method has several advantages:

    instantaneous heating and rapid cooling
    no localized overheating or burn-on
    suitable for low and higher viscosity products
    Indirect heating systems
    The heating medium and product are not in direct contact, but separated by equipment contact surfaces. Several types of heat exchangers are applicable:

    plate
    tubular
    scraped surface
    Plate Heat Exchangers: Similar to that used in HTST but operating pressures are limited by gaskets. Liquid velocities are low which could lead to uneven heating and burn-on. This method is economical in floor space, easily inspected, and allows for potential regeneration.

    Tubular Heat Exchangers: There are several types:

    shell and tube
    shell and coil
    double tube
    triple tube

    All of these tubular heat exchangers have fewer seals involved than with plates. This allows for higher pressures, thus higher flow rates and higher temperatures. The heating is more uniform but difficult to inspect.

    Scraped Surface Heat Exchangers: The product flows through a jacketed tube, which contains the heating medium, and is scraped from the sides with a rotating knife. This method is suitable for viscous products and particulates (< 1 cm) such as fruit sauces, and can be adjusted for different products by changing configuration of rotor. There is a problem with larger particulates; the long process time for particulates would mean long holding sections which are impractical. This may lead to damaged solids and overprocessing of sauce

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    Recipes on making your Own calcium

    Take 2 eggs and save the shells—then bake in oven for 30 minutes at 100 celcius or 210 fahr—take out an let cool—add to blender 3 ounces of distilled water or reverse osmosis water—add 1 cap of comfrey extract—add agar or xanthium gum ¼ tsp—add powdered seaweed -1tsp- add 1 tablespoon of citric acid—then add a sweetner like xylitol or stevia 1-2 tsp—Add 1 tsp of gelatin–add all to blender– then blend you will see a thickening and then eventually a smoothing—if it gets bogged down then just slowly add water to the mix till it blends in an dther eis a consistency to it where it appears like a cream blend for several minutes 5-7 –when done pour into a glass container—you have just made yourself a coral calcium like supplement with the 81 trace elements from the sea weed and the calcium from the egg shells—you can use this daily as well as for your plants—your animals –for your kids—just take 1 tsp 3 times a day 30 minutes after you eat not before—yhr idea is to digest your foods if you add this before the meal you wind up with impeded digestion

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    Shows of the week March 15 2010

     

    Fatty Liver

    Protective effect of Thuja occidentalis against DMBA-induced breast cancer

    Using Nitroglycerin to Treat Prostate Cancer Shows Potential to Halt Disease
    Antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities of chard
    A “Perfect Storm” Accelerates Chronic Disease Epidemic

    Health Benefits of Black Pepper

     

     

    Protective effect of Codonopsis lanceolata root extract against alcoholic fatty liver in the rat.—-J Med Food. 2009 Dec;12(6):1293-301

    Authors: Cho K, Kim SJ, Park SH, Kim S, Park T

    Alcohol intake remains the most important cause of fatty liver throughout the world. The current study was undertaken to determine whether dietary supplementation with Codonopsis lanceolata root water extract attenuates the development of alcoholic fatty liver in rats and to elucidate the molecular mechanism for such an effect. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed normal diet (ND), ethanol diet (ED) (36% of total energy from ethanol), or 0.5% C. lanceolata root extract-supplemented ethanol diet (ED+C) for 8 weeks. C. lanceolata root water extract supplemented to rats with chronic alcohol consumption ameliorated the ethanol-induced accumulations of hepatic cholesterol and triglyceride. Chronic alcohol consumption up-regulated the hepatic expression of genes involved in inflammation, fatty acid synthesis, and cholesterol metabolism, including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha), liver X receptor alpha (LXRalpha), sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP)-1c, fatty acid synthase, acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase alpha (ACC), stearoyl-coenzyme A desaturase 1, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGR), and low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR). The ethanol-induced up-regulations of TNFalpha, LXRalpha, SREBP-1c, HMGR, and LDLR genes in the liver were reversed by feeding C. lanceolata root water extract for 8 weeks. Moreover, ethanol-induced decreases in the ratio of phospho-5′-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) alpha/AMPKalpha and phospho-ACC/ACC protein levels in the liver were significantly restored (135% and 35% increases, respectively, P < .05) by supplementing them with C. lanceolata root water extract. In conclusion, C. lanceolata root water extract appears to be protective against alcoholic fatty liver through the regulation of SREBP-1c, LXRalpha, HMGR, and LDLR genes and by the phosphorylation of AMPKalpha and ACC, which are implicated in lipid metabolism.

     

    Protective effect of Thuja occidentalis against DMBA-induced breast cancer with reference to oxidative stress.

    Hum Exp Toxicol. 2010 Mar 3;Authors: Ojeswi BK, Khoobchandani M, Hazra DK, Srivastava MM

    In vivo experiment has been conducted to observe the preventive role of Thuja occidentalis Linn (leaves) against 7, 12 dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced mammary cancer. Ethyl acetate (EtOAc) and methanolic (MeOH) extracts in two doses (5 and 10 mg/kg body weight) of the plant were tested for DMBA-induced Indian Cancer Research Centre (ICRC) mice mammary carcinoma in terms of tumor weight, volume, life span, histological variation and oxidative stress against the reference drug doxorubicin using standard animal protocol. EtOAc extract (10 mg/kg body weight) of the plant exhibits reduction of tumor weight (39%), tumor volume (50%), reduced glutathione (GSH) (83%) and malignant cells compared to cancerous control group while the increase in body weight and life span in comparison with cancerous control and doxorubicin-treated group. EtOAc extract being most potent extract has been subjected to detailed chromatographic separation. The most potent chromatographic fraction exhibits the presence of flavonoidal unit. Structural elucidation of bioactive principle is in progress. It is inferred that the plant T. occidentalis (leaves) possess significant potential for phytopreventive bioefficacy against DMBA-induced mammary carcinogenesis.

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    Using Nitroglycerin to Treat Prostate Cancer Shows Potential to Halt Disease
    ScienceDaily (Feb. 11, 2010) — Treatment of prostate cancer using a very low dose of nitroglycerin may slow and even halt the progression of the disease without the severe side effects of current treatments, Queen’s University researchers have discovered.–The findings are the result of the first-ever clinical trial using nitroglycerin to treat prostate cancer. The 24-month, Phase II study targeted 29 men with increasing levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) following prostate surgery or radiation. PSA levels are a key predictor of cancer progression.–“We were very excited to see a significant slowing in the progression of the disease as evidenced by the men’s PSA levels, and to see this result in many of the men who completed the study,” says Robert Siemens, the leader of the study and a Professor of Urology at Queen’s University and urologist at Kingston General Hospital.–The researchers are encouraged by the results, particularly because safe and effective treatments for men with rising PSA levels following surgery or radiation are limited. They note that further testing needs to be done to confirm the results of this very small study.–The men were treated with a low-dose, slow-release nitroglycerin skin patch and their PSA levels monitored. Of the 17 patients who completed the study, all but one showed a stabilization or decrease in the rate of cancer progression, as measured by their PSA Doubling Time.—Nitroglycerin has been used at significantly higher doses for more than a century to treat angina. This trial was based on a key finding from pre-clinical research carried out at Queen’s, which showed that decreases in nitric oxide play an important role in tumor progression and that this progression can be stopped by low-dose nitroglycerin.—Prostate cancer is diagnosed in approximately 235,000 men per year in the United States and 20,700 in Canada. Of patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy and/or radiation treatment, it is estimated that 30 to 50 percent will experience a recurrence of cancer. Results of the study, conducted by Queen’s University researchers Robert Siemens, Jeremy Heaton, Michael Adams, Jun Kawakami and Charles Graham, appeared in a recent issue of the journal Urology.–Research into the use of nitroglycerin and similar compounds for the treatment of cancer by Drs. Adams, Graham and Heaton has resulted in the issue of 10 patents worldwide. PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer office of Queen’s, has licensed some of this intellectual property to Nometics Inc., a Queen’s spinoff company, which is developing products and therapies based on this and related research.–“This peer-reviewed research is our first clear clinical evidence that low-dose nitric oxide therapy offers prostate cancer patients a new non-invasive treatment option,” says Robert Bender, CEO of Nometics. “It is our intention to start broader clinical trials in 2010 to confirm and expand these results.”

    Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by Queen’s University,

    Foods or Supplements that can increase Nitric Oxide

    Arginine is the primary source of the Nitrogen molecules that comprise the Nitric Oxide molecule. —-Superoxide Dismutase Mimetics (Zinc+ Copper or Zinc + Manganese make S.O.D– e.g. Copper Binding Protein, Iamin and Tempol) prevent the destruction of Nitric Oxide by Superoxide Free Radicals.—Carbohydrates–Acemannan increases the production of Nitric Oxide by Macrophages (by increasing Nitric Oxide Synthase levels).-Galangal produces nitroglycerin naturally ( nitric oxide )– Enzymes—Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) facilitates the body’s production of Nitric Oxide (NO) by stripping a Nitrogen atom from Arginine molecules and combining the Nitrogen atom with Oxygen to produce Nitrogen Oxide. —Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) enhances the function of Nitric Oxide (by preventing the inhibitory action of Superoxide Free Radicals on Nitric Oxide).–Estradiol increases the body’s production of Nitric Oxide (by increasing the body’s production of Nitric Oxide Synthase enzyme).–Nitrogen is an essential component of Nitric Oxide.—-Neurotransmitters—Acetylcholine stimulates the production of Nitric Oxide (by stimulating the activation of Nitric Oxide Synthase). Utilize CDP-citicoline or Alpha GPC these are a more refined Choline—Substance P stimulates the release of Nitric Oxide. Pharmaceutical Drugs Minoxidil is speculated to achieve its capillary-dilating effects by stimulating the production of Nitric Oxide.—Polyphenols—Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) stimulate the production of optimal amounts of Nitric Oxide in the Endothelium of Blood Vessels. Pine Bark is known to do this as well as these foods or herbs–Wine (Red)—Apple—Bilberry–Grapes (especially Grape Skins)—Cranberry—Barley—Sorghum–Hawthorn (berries)—Cola Nuts–Cat’s Claw–Witch Hazel—Cocoa–Blackjack Oak–Horse Chestnut—Blueberry—Peanuts–Chocolate (especially Dark Chocolate)—Grape Seeds–Rhubarb–Folic Acid reduces (modulates) the negative impact of Homocysteine on Nitric Oxide production.—Vitamin C enhances the function of Nitric Oxide. –Vitamin E facilitates the production of Nitric Oxide (by increasing the activity of Nitric Oxide Synthase). These Herbs Enhance the Function of Nitric Oxide–Jiaogulan stimulates the release of Nitric Oxide. Ginkgo biloba increases the release of Nitric Oxide. Korean Ginseng stimulates the production and release of Nitric Oxide in the Kidneys and Corpus Cavernosum of the Penis (due to the Ginsenosides content of Korean Ginseng) Galangal, Garlic

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    Antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities of chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla).

    Food Chem Toxicol. 2010 Feb 22;Authors: Sacan O, Yanardag R

    Plants have been used for many years as a source of traditional medicine to treat various diseases and conditions. Many of these medicinal plants are also excellent sources for phytochemicals, many of which contain potent antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities. Chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla) is widely spread in Turkey and used as an antidiabetic in traditional medicine. In the present study, the antioxidant activity and acetylcholinesterase inhibitor capacity of chard were examined. In addition, proline level of chard was determined. The antioxidant activity of water extract of chard was evaluated using different antioxidant tests. The results were compared with natural and synthetic antioxidants. The results suggest that chard may provide a natural source of antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities and proline content.

    PMID: 20184938 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

    CHARD—–Antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities of chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla).–Food Chem Toxicol. 2010 Feb 22;Authors: Sacan O, Yanardag R

    Plants have been used for many years as a source of traditional medicine to treat various diseases and conditions. Many of these medicinal plants are also excellent sources for phytochemicals, many of which contain potent antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities. Chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla) is widely spread in Turkey and used as an antidiabetic in traditional medicine. In the present study, the antioxidant activity and acetylcholinesterase inhibitor capacity of chard were examined. In addition, proline level of chard was determined. The antioxidant activity of water extract of chard was evaluated using different antioxidant tests. The results were compared with natural and synthetic antioxidants. The results suggest that chard may provide a natural source of antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities and proline content.

    PMID: 20184938 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

     

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    A “Perfect Storm” Accelerates Chronic Disease Epidemic

     

    © By Mary Budinger,—–

    A toxic soup of heavy metals, EMF pollution, chemicals, and the body’s own toxins produced by disease, is turning long-familiar microorganisms into super stars of destruction. Combined with junk food and a chemical-laden environment, they all add up to the perfect storm where perhaps a few types of biotoxins are produced in us in —unprecedented rates. Pathogenic bugs – be they bacterial, viral, fungal or/and parasitic – are competing with us for survival. They are cunning adversaries, fluent in serious disruption for their own gain. They thrive on common staples in our modern world – sugar, denatured and genetically modified foods, chemicals, stress, and electromagnetic pollution. So far, the bugs have proven more adaptable and simply smarter at survival than most of us. The mounting evidence is in our children: –The CDC reports that 1 out of every 6 children has a diagnosis of a developmental problem.— Cancer is now the leading cause of death in children, aged 1-14. The National Children’s Cancer Society says 1 in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (July 2007), –“new epidemics in chronic health conditions among children and youth will translate into major demands on public health and welfare in the coming decades.” The study found “from 15 to 18 percent of children and adolescents have some sort of chronic health condition, nearly half of whom could be considered disabled.” The Lyme-Induced Autism Foundation’s annual conference is an opportunity for doctors and parents working in the trenches of chronic disease to compare notes on what they are seeing. As that took place this past June in Scottsdale, Arizona, there were differing opinions about specific pathogens and treatments, but there was universal agreement that a “perfect storm” of environmental elements is weakening the human immune system. “For some reason or another, the cases are getting more difficult,” said Dr. Toby Watkinson of the Scripps Medical Offices in California who has been in practice some 28 years. “It used to be we said, gluten-free, dairy-free, and got good results. But that is not so much the case now.” Author Donna Jackson Nakazawa sounded a wake-up call with her 2008 book, the Autoimmune Epidemic. “We have been waging an all out war on cancer for decades,” she said. “But a woman is eight times more likely to have an autoimmune disease than breast cancer. Our own immune system is being asked to distinguish between itself and invaders and it is overloaded. Too many mistakes are being made because of the plethora of environmental chemicals. In the international community, scientists talk about the impact of the chemicals as global warming, yet we do not admit that there is a sea of change also taking place in human bodies.” Immune system dysfunction is on the rise because immune system competency is withering under an assault of toxicity and pathogens. “Pathogens only show up when there is a toxic environment for them to grow in. That is what we need to focus on.” – Dr. Garry Gordon

    A Toxic World Breeds A Toxic Soup —A Texas study showed that the closer kids live to coal-fired power plants and the associated exposures to airborne mercury, the higher the rates of autism. Many believe mercury holds a special place among environmental toxins. “Mercury, in my experience, is the one thing that most fuels the growth of pathogens,” Dr. Lee Cowden of Texas stated. “It is found in greater amounts in the ocean and the air. It is slow to detoxify.” And, it has a synergistic effect. “When you put mercury and lead together and it is not 1 + 1 = 2. No, it is 1 + 1 = 100 times more toxic,” Dr. Jeff Wulfman of Vermont explained. “Modern medicine tries to isolate one factor but there is never just one.” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080424120953.htm

    Dr. Cowden believes the primary cause of autism is brain inflammation, pointing the finger of blame at a wide swath of toxic exposures. “We know the fetus becomes a dumping ground for the mother’s toxins. If the mother had mercury fillings, she downloads a lot of that mercury directly into the unborn child. In time come the co-contributors – the other heavy metals, fungal toxins, as well as the body’s own toxins produced by disease, electromagnetic fields (EMF), nutritional deficiencies, miasms, hormone imbalances (children with high testosterone levels are more likely to develop autism), ergots, neurotransmitter imbalances, and emotions.” It is worth repeating one item on his list; “the body’s own toxins produced by disease.” Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt of Washington reminds us that biotoxins secreted by the bugs usually make us sicker than the bugs themselves. When the level of biotoxins becomes high enough, people will be symptomatic. Throw an antibiotic at the bugs, chances are they just spit their biotoxins at you, making you feel sicker. Dr. Klinghardt says many of the autistic kids he sees have kryptopyrroluria (KPU), also called HPU. “Basically, these kids are peeing out all their zinc,” he said. “The bugs figured out how to block an enzyme to make you pee out your zinc and disarm your immune system. It is genius! Some 300 enzymes are zinc dependent. If you have no zinc, the body substitutes cadmium or lead or aluminum or mercury. When the substitution is made, the child becomes highly toxic.” Pathogens also attract metals. For example, the coxsackievirus B3 infection increases the intestinal absorption of cadmium. –Adding EMF and GMO to the Equation–Dr. Klinghardt pioneered the integration of low frequency magnetic and electric fields into his practice. “Any adult Lyme patient has had a preceding issue with mold,” he said. “We all harbor molds – Candida, aspergillus, etc. We are now exposing these molds to record amounts of EMF bombardment. Since 1995, with cell phones and Wi-Fi, the amount of EMF has gone up exponentially. This causes the molds to maximize their production. I worked with a key mold researcher in Switzerland who could measure the amount of mycotoxins produced on a daily basis. One culture we protected with a Faraday cage, the other we left in the room. Three weeks later, we measured. The unprotected culture had 600 times more mycotoxins.” Dr. Klinghardt feels an important test for autistic kids is a mycotoxins urine test. “It is surprising how high the kids test. Many of us were looking at mold years before Lyme got so much attention. The microbes that lived in us symbiotically for tens of thousands of years are feeling under attack. This is what is creating autism, symptoms of Lyme, the learning disabilities, ALS, Parkinson’s, short term memory loss, insomnia – it all goes back to a few biotoxins in us produced in unprecedented rates.” Every cordless phone, every wireless internet and cell phone, every refrigerator, and every nightstand lamp and clock radio – much modern day technology that we take for granted – is insidiously jacking up the rates of all manner of chronic disease. “The only thing that I have ever been able to predict is that the mother who has an autistic child slept in a high EMF environment,” he said. Bau biologist Vicki Warren of Tennessee also makes the connection between EMF and cellular health. She has seen many autistic children improve only after all electricity and radio signals were removed from their immediate environment while they sleep. “For whatever reason, a number of the Lyme and autistic kids are hypersensitive to electrosmog,” she said. “EHS – electric hypersensitivity – is recognized as a syndrome in UK and Sweden. There are two theories about EHS. First, the microbes within the body think they are under attack and so they start proliferating/replicating and producing toxins. Second, our healthy cells also feel like they are under attack so they lock down and close their cells walls which inhibits their ability to expel toxins and take in nutrients. So the healthy cells die off early and the bad stuff grows rapidly. It’s a double whammy.” Our bodies are electric. But the energy from electrosmog is a very chaotic energy, not the same as what the body uses. “Every nerve impulse in the body is an electric current,” said Dr. Sandra Rose Michael of Florida. “Every cell is a mini-battery. When the body has the right energy, it will heal anything. When the cells have more energy, the first thing they do is clean house. True cellular regeneration is what we want to accomplish.” Dr. Watkinson sees that many kids have a lack of connectivity in the brain. “These children are at risk in electrical environments,” he said. “There is always a Th1, Th2, Th3 disruption. They all have cognitive dysfunction, can’t compute what you tell them. You tell them to raise their hand or ask for a glass of milk. But they end up waving their arm and asking about the pink gorilla. They can’t complete the neurological connections.” — Genetically modified (GM) foods seem to be contributing to intestinal dysfunctions, and the bulk of the immune system is in the gut. Jeffery Smith, author of Seeds of Deception and Executive Director of Institute for Responsible Technology, pointed out that no safety studies were ever done on GM foods. “The FDA simply declared in May 1992 that ‘foods derived by these no methods do not differ from other foods in any meaningful or uniform way,’” Smith explained. “They promised us it was safe because plant genes do not transfer to bacteria in our intestines. But the genes put into GM crops come from bacteria so the natural safety mechanism is gone. We may be turning our intestines into living pesticide factories.” Glynn A.W., Lind Y., et al; The intestinal absorption of cadmium increases during a common viral infection(coxsackie virus B3) in mice. Chem. Biol. Interact., 113(1): 79-89 (1998). The “FlavrSavr” tomato was the first GM food. “When they fed it to rats, the animals developed stomach lesions and died,” Smith said, noting the number of autistic children who have gut issues. Like EMF, he said, “GM food doesn’t have immediate, crisis-type warning signs. But we are playing roulette with our health.” The invisible contributions of GM foods, chaotic electrical signals – and biofilms – are new areas of study, and potentially huge factors in human illness. “As we see more coming out about the ubiquitous nature of organisms in people today, I see us and the community of microbes within us, and our immune system, trying to manage that. It is a constant tug and pull.” – Dr. Jeff Wulfman

    Hiding In Biofilm ——Biofilm is a slimy matrix pathogens use like a cloaking device to hide from the immune system. The Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia, for example, creates biofilm. Entire colonies of pathogens take up housekeeping in patches of biofilm. Candida, for example, is usually in the mix, stimulating inflammation to provide food for the colony of bugs. And here’s the kicker: pathogens within a biofilm community are 100 to 1000 times more antibiotic resistant. That may explain why chronic Lyme suffers are not cleared of their disease after months, even years of antibiotics. Biofilm requires formation of fibrin and hijacks the body’s safety net. Fibrin is part of the body’s attempt to stop pathogens. But when biofilm creates excess fibrin, the blood gets thick and is less efficient at carrying oxygen and delivering nutrients. “We found when we gave patients heparin for infertility, we saw a lot of chronic symptoms go away,” recounted Dr. David Berg of Arizona. That is because Heparin blocks the action of clotting factors in the blood which often addresses this hypercoaguble state. With less fibrin, the immune system may be better able to see the pathogens. The immune system recognizes a bug by antigens, proteins on the outer membrane. “So what if the bugs didn’t produce outer membrane proteins (OMP)? These bugs don’t,” said Dr. Anju Usman of Illinois. She reported that biofilm uses fibrin, iron, calcium, and magnesium to create its lattice. She reports success dismantling biofilm —–with EDTA, and serrapeptase Trypsin. Should we deprive sick patients of iron, calcium and magnesium because they make up biofilm? “Magnesium is very necessary; it also happens to be one of the building blocks used by biofilm,” said Dr. Garry Gordon of Arizona. “The risk to benefit ratio doesn’t make sense if you pull out the magnesium. When you are low in magnesium, it ties into greater death rates.” How Many Bugs Are Bad? Dr. Wulfman said diagnosis of chronic infection is difficult. “Classic Lyme disease – the person had no prior infection, got a tick bite – I don’t see that as much anymore. I am not comfortable with ‘Lyme disease’ to cover this entire spectrum of illness related to Borrelia. As we see more coming out about the ubiquitous nature of organisms in people today, I see us and the community of microbes within us, and our immune system, trying to manage that. It is a constant tug and pull.” Perhaps we need to reconsider the conventional wisdom about infections. “Autism kids are 16 times more likely to have bacterial/viral infections than neurotypical children,” said Dr. Wulfman. “I believe most all of the kids on the spectrum have some form of fungal involvement. As well, in my experience about 80% seem to show bacteria on the stained blood smear.” The idea that a large variety of different pathogens are responsible for a long list of illnesses is further defined by the idea that a few biotoxins, produced in unprecedented rates, are causing a wide variety of different manifestations of disease. Dr. Stephen Fry of Arizona, known for his research into biofilms, thinks the day is not far off when his team will identify a single microorganism, hiding in biofilm, that is responsible for symptoms associated with many expressions of chronic disease, including autism and Lyme disease. “We looked at the blood from various patients under the microscope and we find signs of this one microorganism in many samples from patients ill with chronic Lyme,” Dr. Fry said. “It is an elongated microorganism in the biofilm that stains like bacteria, and looks like bacteria in people who are sick. We’ve mapped three of its genes so far.” How could one bug cause so many different diagnoses and symptoms? “In the biofilm community, there is a soup of pathogens where they all hide,” he explained. “Any one of those pathogens may not be why you are sick. For example, just about everybody over 35 will test positive for Epstein-Barr virus, but people usually are not sick from it. So not every bug in the biofilm soup is causing symptoms. Symptoms may vary based upon a person’s genetics, environment, and pathogen genotype.” We live in a symbiotic relationship with our community of bugs. For example, eradication of Helicobacter pylori may have had the unintended consequence of unleashing an asthma threat even as the risk of gastric ulcers and cancer declined.3 Sometimes it is a matter of how much bacteria is on board. So the aim of treatment may not be necessarily about eradicating all the bugs. Whether we are sick or well depends upon how strong we are in relation to the pathogenic load within us. Hey Professor Pasteur – Move Over!

    Western medicine is based upon Louis Pasteur’s germ theory of disease: germs invade pristine territory and we fight back vigorously with killing agents. Yet even Pasteur changed his tune in his lifetime. He admitted on his deathbed that the terrain was more important than the pathogen, but by then the medical textbooks had been written, setting the stage for warfare with pharmaceutical weapons of mass destruction. Now, the AMA reports that prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death in the United States.4 And the superbug MRSA shows us again that pathogens will supersede our weapons of mass destruction in their quest for survival. “The terrain is everything, the pathogen is nothing,” Pasteur finally concluded. That explains why one person is extremely symptomatic with Lyme disease and other is not. And why one kid develops autism after vaccinations and another does not. The French-American microbiologist Rene Dubos was more on target with his concept that most diseases occur as a result of multiple assaults acting simultaneously, as opposed to a single event. Dubos’ concept mirrors the idea that manifestation of chronic diseases represents the straw that breaks the camel’s back. One too many environmental assaults and the immune system gets overloaded. “The more chronic parasitic infections someone has, the more weak/toxic/depleted they are, and vice versa, so it spirals,” Dr. Wulfman explained. “Plus you can get a new infection from the outside, and a present infection can be reactivated.” “Perhaps autism is merely a disease of the biological terrain that will one day supersede the out-dated germ theory of disease,” suggested Mary Coyle, DiHom, of New York. “At some point, we have to consider that pharmaceutical meds, after time, weaken the patient so that the pathogens get the edge up. Yeast and microbes are actually there to heal the body.” Along with the germ theory came the quest for a diagnosis, a label that that tells the doctor what the fix is.It is telling that it is harder to come by a good diagnosis. Donna Jackson Nakazawa documented that an autoimmune patient sees, on average, six doctors prior to receiving an accurate diagnosis. Lyme disease patients have absolute horror stories about getting a diagnosis, as evidenced in the movie, Under Our Skin. Autism is easier to diagnose, but comes with so many variations. And none is easy to “fix.” Dr. Wulfman feels smart pathogens necessitate a different approach to doctoring. “We need to avoid the ‘tyranny of tests’ where the doctor makes a declaration about that person. Our testing is not that great. The way some people are treated is unconscionable; they are told ‘This is the way it is.’ I don’t think medical professionals can say that. There is no cookbook.” Dr. Gordon agrees. “We are all hoping for the magic bullet, some pill that will take us out of the morass of ill health. But that won’t happen,” he said. “We would love to have a test for all toxins, all hormones deficiencies, but in many cases, we don’t have great tests or they are very expensive. And that is not really important. Pathogens only show up when there is a toxic environment for them to grow in. That is what we need to focus on.” “The microbes that lived in us symbiotically for tens of thousands of years are feeling under attack. This is what is creating autism, symptoms of Lyme, the learning disabilities, ALS, Parkinsons, short-term memory loss, insomnia…” – Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt The primary underpinning of a healthy terrain is a healthy diet. But processed, devitalized food is a big part of the problem. The primary source of calories consumed in USA today is GM corn syrup. Next is white flour. Some 70 years ago, Otto Warburg was awarded a Nobel Prize for figuring out that cancer cells use a lot more sugar than healthy cells. Today we see that pathogens also use a lot of sugar. Carbohydrate cravings for bread, pasta, chips, and cookies are common among autistic children. Although some people are proponents of raw food, Dr. Klinghardt suggests that we may be too weakened now for much of it. “I lived in India for 2 years and any kind of raw food made me sick – parasites, inflammatory bowel,” he said. “It took me 20 years to get stabilized. So be warned about the raw food thing. The book that really needs to be written about autism is about getting the food into the kids without a struggle so they will want to eat it. The kids’ senses are so derailed from what their needs are. If you let them select, they will eat sugar from morning to night.” “Food and drink are one of the major overlooked and ignored contributors to chronic disease that I see,” said Dr. Wulfman. “We have an epidemic of omega-3 deficiency. Demineralized soil means crops are sick, fatigued, and kept alive with fertilizers and pesticides…and so are we. Never has there been the excess of sugars, never the level of toxins or the numbers of vaccinations before. And there is a ubiquitous heavy metal load underneath this. Metals in people today are many thousand times higher than in ‘ancient’ man. Never has there been the progressive immune challenges and chronic parasitic infections. This is the perfect storm.”

    The Makings Of A Perfect Storm—Every speaker at the LIA conference contributed elements to the “perfect storm” breeding chronic disease: Vitamin D upregulates some 3000 genes that keep us healthy, but the conventional wisdom scared us away from the sun. Obese people need a lot more vitamin D because toxins are held in fat cells. Until recently, sunscreens only blocked UVB which we need to make vitamin D; UVA causes cancer. So sunscreens actually contributed to cancer. – Dr. Joseph Mercola of Illinois B Starfield, Is US Health Really the Best in the World?, Journal American Medical Association, July 26, 2000;284(4):483-5— Everyone born today has 1000 times more lead in the bones. As the mother creates a fetus, the calcium from the mother is used to make bones in the fetus but the lead is in the bones and it is downloaded too. – Dr. Garry Gordon The Environmental Working Group’s study of umbilical cord blood shows that a steady stream of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides crosses the placenta. An average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants were found in umbilical cord blood samples. – Dr. Toby Watkinson — The birth history of sick children is often complicated. “I am amazed at how much heavy metal toxicity little children have at 5-6 years of age.” – Dr. Ann Corson of Pennsylvania– Allergies are often unresolved bacterial infections. Dr. Watkinson– Half your immune system is wasted if it is trying to handle something it is sensitive to like gluten. – Dr. Gordon- Viruses can be a primary infection, but their activation (vs. dormancy) may be secondary to immune stressors/weakening brought about by underlying bacterial infections, toxins, etc. – Dr. Wulfman— Acidic pH is very common, encouraging proliferation of microorganisms and reducing cellular energy. – Mary Coyle, D.I. Hom. of New York–There is a high prevalence of familial thrombophilia where at least one family member has an autism spectrum disorder. – Dr. David Berg Pesticide exposure impairs cognitive development. – Vicki Warren– These kids have a shopping list of issues that are inter-related to the nervous system. The nervous system will sometimes sacrifice certain functions to make other functions work. Photons of light run our biochemistry. The nervous system is a holographic communication and can be treated with light. – Dr. George Gonzalez of California Gene Changes, Gene Transmission–Parasites, a marker of persistent infection, are survival specialists. “To survive, pathogens have to alter the human immune system,” Dr. Wulfman explained. “We can see some of the complex ways they do that. They create inflammation to help break up tissue which they consume. Then there are complex competitions between the parasites within the host. Parasites use quorum sensing to detect what other bugs are there, how many, and then adjust what they do. They have the ability to make biofilm. And they can alter gene expression and suppress host immunity.” Epigenetics is reshaping the way scientists look at traditional genetics. We are finding that chemical exposures, toxins, and infections – mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence – can drastically alter how the genes behave or express themselves. These changes may remain through cell divisions for the remainder of the cell’s life and may also last for multiple generations. A study out of China in 2003 on tuberculosis, for example, found cells infected with TB organism changed 473 new expressions of genes. — “When you hear about genes then, is this the cause or a marker?” Dr. Wulfman asks. –Duke University’s Dr. Randy Jirtle is shaking traditional hallowed halls with research into changes that can be inherited during cell division that alter the function of genes without changing the hardware, or the DNA sequences. So what is the implication for a common chemical from plastic like bisphenol A (BPA), a relatively strong estrogenic compound which can alter the epigenome? “Jirtle found that this environmental toxicant caused hypomethylation,” said Dr. Gordon. “BPA has been found to cause an epigenic change in mice from lean to obese. Jirtle also found nutrient supplementation of the mother helped to counteract the BPA-induced hypomethylation.” It gives new meaning to the concept that food is medicine. Nutrition is not a big item in med school and that is a big part of the problem. Early nutrition affects adult metabolism in humans and other mammals, potentially via persistent alterations in DNA methylation. Whether we are sick or well depends upon how strong we are in relation to the pathogenic load within us.– Mapping genes is not of much interest to this group. Many have been there, done that. It’s a curiosity, but not particularly useful. The more interesting questions revolve around whether today’s perfect storm will ripple through forthcoming generations. The science of epigenetics tells us that toxins are trans-generational. The old expression, “You are what you eat,” is giving way to, “You are what your mother ate.” Dr. Klinghardt advises that you look at the genes last. “Not at the beginning, and not instead of some other tests,” he advises. “You can never get a Lyme patient well unless you start with detoxification. That is also true of all chronic diseases. I learned to look at the whole family. We detox first, then address infections.”—Dr. Gordon, a leader in the field of detoxification, agrees. He points out that, “The world wants to do a test on you, then sell you something based on the results. But it’s a bad model. And it’s too complicated and expensive. –We need tools in our toolbox that do not harm us.”

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    http://www.geneimprint.com/site/features/12861015

    Stress of Chronic Disease Is Upon Doctors and Patients—Intelligent pathogens adapt to changes in their environment. Lyme disease, for example, used to be a “tick borne –disease.” No longer. According to Dr. Cowden, it is now transmitted through mosquitoes, fleas, sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, trans-placenta to fetus, breast feeding, and via poorly cooked meats. “So rather than ask your young patients if they’ve ever had a tick bite, ask if they’ve had a mosquito bite,” advised Dr. Klinghardt. “Look at the mother for clinical signs of Lyme disease and its co-infections. Most of the autistic children are cases of Lyme disease contracted congenitally.” “A sick planet produces sick kids,” said homeopath Mary Coyle. “These kids cannot detox what they downloaded as a fetus from their mothers, plus what they get on their own. The stress is us. We are exposed to ongoing stress on a daily basis. Pesticides, chlorine, carpet glues in school every day. So you have to keep cleaning them up. My kid was too sick, the cells too full of toxins, for the gluten-free diet to —-help him recover. You need to get to the subtle energy fields before you go to the biochemical level.” Cleaning up the environment and the diet are not easy subjects to teach, and not easy for patients to integrate. “The vast majority of our culture has traded health for convenience,” said Dr. Mercola. “We need to learn not to buy things that move us toward disease instead of health. And we need to prepare foods from scratch.” Dr. Wulfman asks some of his patients to keep a food diary. He finds some parents have made the switch to gluten-free pancakes, cereal, and cookies, but still fail to realize that those foods are not loaded with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Switching to a gluten-free diet is not the same as fixing fresh, home-cooked meals. He advises his patients to grow their own garden, even a small box type. Dr. Klinghardt finds it takes a great deal of patience to teach. “I have more recoveries by percentage than other practitioner I know by simply addressing the issue of avoiding EMF while sleeping at night. But I find it takes an autistic family three years to hear me on the issue.” –Dr. Gordon points out that it is frustrating for patients –that the medical profession has been slow to put the pieces of the puzzle together. “Your doctor probably does not know, for example, that we all have some form of toxoplasmosis –which increases your uptake of heavy metals. When you are infected with Chlamydia pneumonia, you are more likely to become a sick person. Many doctors don’t know enough about mycoplasma. It isn’t a question of whether you have Lyme or not. You have a total load of pathogens. Know that they are adversely affecting you and probably your children and their children.”—Respecting Mother Nature—Dr. Wulfman said he learned a lot from organic farmers. “What shows up when there is poor soil, inadequate water, etc., is infection. The weaker the organism, the more vulnerable to virus, bacteria, parasite – whatever.” Our bodies are walking Superfund sites. And our world is not getting any less toxic. The California Medical Association forecast that the scale of industrial chemical production is expected to grow four-fold by 2050. Add to that, the expected increase of electrosmog, and the marketing push for genetically modified foods. “The stuff we give these kids squirts right through them because they don’t have the right bacteria in the gut,” summarized Dr. Gordon. “You can’t overcome, can’t kill all the pathogens because they are coming in every direction. We need to focus on what we can do to keep the bad stuff out.”

     

    Resources:

    Book: Myth of Alzheimers, by Peter Whitehouse

    Book: Plague Time-the New Germ Theory of Disease, by Paul W. Ewald

    Book: UltraMind Solution, by Dr. Mark Hyman

    Book: Square Foot Gardening, by Mel Bartholomew

    http://www.ewg.org

    http://www.antennasearch.org

    http://www.thriiive.com

    http://www.WhatAboutMyFood.com

    http://www.westonaprice.org

    http://www.ppnf.org

    About the Author–Mary Budinger is an Emmy award-winning journalist and a writer for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Mary was also this year’s recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year” award for her many hours of volunteer work for the LIA/CHOICE, Lyme Induced Autism Conference, 2009.

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    Health Benefits of BLACK PEPPER (Piper nigrum L.)

    Activities (Black Pepper) — Abortifacient (f; CRC); Alexeteric (f; DEP); Analeptic (1; CRC); Analgesic (1; JBU); Antibacterial (1; CRC; JBU; MPI); Anticonvulsant (1; SPI); Antidote, fish (f; CRC); Antidote, mushroom (f; CRC); Antidote, shellfish (f; CRC); Antiglucuronidase (1; SPI); Antileishmanic (1; PHR); Antioxidant (1; SPI); Antipyretic (1; CRC; DAD); Antiseptic (1; CRC; PHR; PH2); Aperitif (1; EFS; FNF); Carminative (1; CRC; DAD; EFS); Catecholaminic (1; SPI); Diaphoretic (f; HHB; SKJ); Digestive (1; SPI); Diuretic (f; SKJ); Emmenagogue (f; DEP); Epinephrinogenic (1; SPI); Expectorant (1; RIN); Fungicide (1; CRC; MPI; WOI); Gastrogogue (1; PH2); Hepatotonic (1; PH2); HMG-CoA-Reductase Inhibitor (1; SPI); Hypertensive (1; SPI); Hypocholesterolemic (1; SPI); Hypotensive (1; CRC); Insecticide (1; CRC; PHR; PH2); Larvicide (1; MPI); Mutagenic (1; CRC); Peristaltic (1; SPI); Positive Chronotropic (1; SPI); Respiradepressant (1; CRC); Rubefacient (1; DAD; DEP); Scabicide (1; PHR); Secretagogue (1; PHR; SPI); Sialagogue (1; PHR; PH2); Stimulant (1; DAD; PNC); Stomachic (f; EFS; SKJ); Taenicide (1; MPI); Tonic (f; DEP). Indications (Black Pepper) — Adenosis (f; CRC; DAA); Allergy (1; RIN); Alopecia (f; DEP); Amenorrhea (f; FEL); Anorexia (1; EFS; FNF); Arthrosis (1; CRC; DAD; DEP; PH2); Asthma (f; PH2; SKJ); Athlete’s Foot (1; HG50); Atony (f; FEL); Bacteria (1; CRC; JBU; MPI); Bite (f; DEP; SKJ); Boil (f; DEP); Bronchosis (1; PHR); Calculus (1; CRC; DAD); Cancer (1; CRC; DAA); Cancer, abdomen (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, anus (f; JLH); Cancer, breast (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, colon (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, eye (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, face (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, gum (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, liver (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, mouth (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, nose (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, parotid (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, sinew (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, spleen (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, stomach (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, throat (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, uvula (f; CRC; JLH); Candida (1; HG50); Catarrh (f; PH2); Cholera (1; CRC; DAD; FEL; SKJ); Cold (1; CRC); Colic (f; CRC; DEP); Coma (f; DEP); Condyloma (f; JLH); Constipation (1; CRC; DAD; FEL); Congestion (f; RIN); Convulsion (1; SKJ; SPI); Corn (f; JLH); Cough (1; CRC; PH2; SKJ); Debility (f; DEP); Dermatosis (1; DEP; HG50; PH2; SKJ); Diarrhea (f; CRC; DEP; PH2; SPI); Dog Bite (f; SKJ); Dry Mouth (1; PHR); Dysentery (f; CRC; PH2); Dysmenorrhea (f; CRC; FEL); Dyspepsia (1; DAD; DEP; EFS; FEL; PHR; PH2); Dysuria (f; CRC); Epididymosis (1; SPI); Escherichia (1; CRC); Favus (1; HG50); Fever (1; CRC; DAD; HHB; PH2; SKJ); Frostbite (1; SPI); Fungus (1; CRC; MPI; WOI); Furunculosis (f; CRC); Galactorrhea (f; PH2); Gas (1; CRC; DAD; EFS; FEL; PH2); Gastrosis (f; FEL; PHR; PH2); Gingivosis (f; JLH); —Gonorrhea (f; DEP); Gravel (f; CRC); Headache (1; CRC; PHR); Head Cold (1; RIN); Hemorrhoid (f; DEP; HHB; PH2; SKJ); Hepatosis (f; JLH); Hiccup (f; PH2); High Blood Pressure (1; CRC); High Cholesterol (1; LIN; SPI); Induration (f; JLH); Infection (1; CRC; JBU; MPI; WOI); Itch (f; DEP); Leishmaniasis (1; PHR); Lethargy (1; DAD); Low Blood Pressure (1; SPI); Malaria (f; CRC; DEP); Mucososis (f; PH2; RIN); Mycosis (1; CRC; HG50; MPI; WOI); Nausea (f; CRC); Neuralgia (1; HHB; PHR; PH2); Ophthalmia (f; JLH); Pain (1; JBU); Paralysis (f; CRC; DEP); Paraplegia (1; CRC; DAD; DEP; WOI); Parturition (f; CRC); Phymata (f; JLH); Prolapse (f; DEP); Respirosis (f; SPI); Rhinosis (f; SKJ); Ringworm (1; HG50); Scabies (1; PHR; PH2); Scarlatina (1; CRC; DAD); Scirrhus (f; JLH); Snakebite (f; SKJ); Sore Throat (f; DEP; SKJ); Splenosis (f; JLH); Staphylococcus (1; MPI); Stomachache (f; DAA); Swelling (f; JLH); Tapeworm (1; MPI); Tinea (1; HG50); Toothache (1; DEP; FNF); Tumor (1; CRC); Ulcer (f; JLH); Urethrosis (f; PH2); Urolithiasis (1; CRC); Vertigo (f; CRC); Vomiting (f; PH2); Wart (f; JLH); Water Retention (f; PNC; SKJ); Wen (f; JLH); Yeast (1; HG50). Dosages (Black Pepper) — Single doses 300–600 mg; daily dosage 1500 mg (HHB; PHR); 5–15 whole peppercorns for hemorrhoids (HHB); 1–15 grains (MAD); spice chicken soup with black pepper for congestion, cough, or head cold (RIN). —–Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Black Pepper) — Class 1 (AHP) “Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). —Extracts (Black Pepper) — In human volunteers, 20 mg piperine increases bioavailability of curcumin 20-fold (MAB). Piperine inhibits calcium transport into the mitochondria, facilitates mitochondrial release of calcium, and stimulates ATPase activity (SPI). Piperine is more potent than D-galactosamine in inhibiting glucuronidation. (ED50 with 3-hydroxybenzo(a)pyrene = 50 µM) (SPI). Piperine both depletes uridine diphosphate glucuronic acid and reduced the rate of glucuronidation. This could lead to drug potentiation. Piperine is more toxic to houseflies than pyrethrin. A mix of 0.05% piperine and 0.01 pyrethrins is more toxic than 0.1% pyrethrin (WOI). According to Rinzler, chavicine, piperidine, and piperine are all diaphoretic (RIN). Ayurvedics often prescribe black pepper in a synergistic triad called trikatu, with ginger and long pepper pepper contains five phenolic amides that are superior as antioxidants to alpha tocopherol in vitro (SPI). Although pepper contains the carcinogen safrole, it is at very low levels compared to sassafras. E/O reportedly inhibits Alternaria oryzae, A. tenuis, Aspergillus oryzae, Beauveria sp., Cryptococcus neoformans, Fusarium solani, Histoplasma capsulatum, Microsporum gypseum, Nocardia brasiliensis, Penicillium javanicum, P. striatum, Staphylococcus “albus,” Trichoderma viride, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Vibrio cholera. Alcoholic, aqueous, and ether extracts have taenicidal activity at 1:100 concentrations. Aqueous leaf extract raised blood pressure in dogs modestly (not stated whether oral or injected).

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    Vitamin A—Retinol—The Uses And Benefits

     

    BAYLEAF, LAUREL (Laurus nobilis L.) ++

    Activities (Bayleaf) — Abortifacient (f; SPI); Allergenic (1; CRC; PH2); Analgesic (f; CRC); Antibacterial (1; APA; CRC); Antipyretic (f; APA); Antirheumatic (f; PHR); Antiseptic (1; HHB; CRC; PH2); Antiviral (1; APA); Aperitif (1; APA; CRC); Bitter (f; HHB); Carminative (1; APA; CRC; HHB; JFM); Cholagogue (f; PNC); Diaphoretic (f; APA; CRC; PNC; SPI); Digestive (f; JFM); Diuretic (f; CRC; HHB); Emetic (f; CRC); Emmenagogue (f; APA; CRC; HHB; JFM); Fungicide (1; APA; CRC); Gastrotonic (f; CRC; JFM); Hepatotonic (f; CRC); Hypotensive (1; APA); Insectifuge (1; PH2); Molluscicide (f; PH2); Narcotic (1; CRC); Nervine (f; CRC); Parasiticide (1; HHB); Rubefacient (1; PHR; PH2); Sedative (1; APA; CRC; JFM); Stimulant (f; CRC; PNC); Stomachic (f; CRC; PNC); Tonic (f; SPI). Indications (Bayleaf) — Amenorrhea (f; CRC; SPI); Anorexia (1; APA; CRC); Arthrosis (f; APA); Bacteria (1; APA; CRC; HHB); Bruise (f; APA); Bug Bite (f; APA); Cancer (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, anus (f; JLH); Cancer, eye (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, face (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, joint (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, liver (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, mouth (f; JLH); Cancer, parotid (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, spleen (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, stomach (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, testicle (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, uterus (f; CRC; JLH); Candida (1; SPI); Colic (f; APA; CRC; SPI); Condyloma (f; CRC); Cough (f; CRC); Dandruff (f; APA); Deafness (f; JFM); Debility (f; JFM); Dermatosis (f; APA; SPI); Dyspepsia (1; APA; JFM); Earache (f; CRC); Fever (f; APA; CRC; PNC; SPI); Fibroid (f; CRC; JLH); Fungus (1; APA; CRC); Gas (1; APA; CRC; HHB; JFM; SPI); Gastrosis (f; CRC); Hepatosis (f; CRC); High Blood Pressure (1; APA); Hysteria (f; CRC; SPI); Impostume (f; CRC; JLH); Infection (1; APA; CRC; SPI); Insomnia (1; APA; CRC; JFM); Mange (f; JFM); Migraine (1; FNF; HAD); Mycosis (1; APA; CRC; SPI); Nervousness (1; APA; CRC; JFM); Orchosis (f; JLH); Pain (f; APA; CRC); Parasite (1; HHB; SPI); Polyp (f; CRC); Proctosis (f; JLH); Rheumatism (f; CRC; PHR; PH2; SPI); Sclerosis (f; CRC); Sore (f; APA; JFM); Spasm (f; CRC); Sprain (f; APA; CRC; WOI); Staphylococcus (1; SPI); Ulcer (f; JFM); Uterosis (f; JLH); Virus (1; APA); Water Retention (f; CRC; HHB); Wen (f; CRC); Wound (1; APA). Dosages (Bayleaf) — 1–2 tsp leaf/cup water to 3 ×/day (APA); 1–2 drops EO added to brandy, honey, or tea (APA). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Bayleaf) — Class 1 (AHP). None known at proper dosage (PHR). “Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (No dosage given, however) (PH2). Leaf and berry oil may cause severe lesions of the skin. Contact dermatosis from handling leaves or EO reported. Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting from excessive doses of the EO may occur. Sesquiterpene lactones (SLs), are aromatic compounds widely distributed in certain plant families, with highest concentrations generally found in leaves and flowers. Sheep and cattle poisonings due to SL-containing species have been reported. Cases of allergic contact dermatosis in humans have also been reported (AEH). There have been a few unfortunate fatalities to people perforating their intestines with fragmented laurel leaves. Always remove them from your spaghetti and stew (JAD; TAD). Artemorin, costunolide, costuslactone, deacetlylaurenobiolide, laurenobiolide, reynosin, santamarin, and verlorin are 8 alpha-methylene-gamma-butyrolactones documented to be the chief cause of allergy (contact dermatosis) in Laurus (TAD). With compounds like parthenolide and santamarin, this shares many of the antimigraine compounds of feverfew

     

    FFFRecipe Bay—-Bay leaf tincture or extract—add a ¼ cup of the Bay leaf in a blender—then add either Brandy Or Vodka Or Vinegar til you are about 1-2 inches over the Leaves—Blend at high Speed for 10 minutes—then strain and bottle and Date—use ¼ tsp increments as per use 1-3 times a day or as a needed as a analgesic—powder the left over and use as a mix with tomato sauce ( in this format there is no chance oc the leaf getting lodged in the intestinal trac

     

    Chelating Agents and there Activities

    Chelation—-It is a means of ridding the body of excess metals and toxins—the means of chelation can be a source of EDTA –Enzymes—Or other Antioxidant Binding Materials that will Alleviate or remove excess overload of metals or toxins in the blood stream –Here is what it can Do–Chelation Therapy (using EDTA) is beneficial for Angina patients. —Chelation Therapy (using EDTA) is beneficial for Arrhythmias patients.—Chelation Therapy (using EDTA) is beneficial for Atherosclerosis patients.—Chelation Therapy (using EDTA) is beneficial for Hypertension patients—Chelation Therapy (using EDTA) is beneficial for Intermittent Claudication patients. The chelating agents used in Chelation Therapy bond to and chelate (remove) many Toxic Heavy Metals from the body via the Kidneys,including:–Aluminium-Arsenic-Cadmium-Lead-MercuryFStudies have shown that EDTA does not cause Calcium depletion. FOne study indicates that it normalizes Calcium levels (i.e. it increases low levels, maintains normal levels and decreases high levels).

    FStudies have shown that EDTA does not cause Chromium depletion. Some concern has been raised over the possibility that EDTA may cause or exacerbate Osteoporosis (due to its known ability to chelate with Calcium). These concerns are groundless because EDTA does not enter Bone cells (Osteoblasts) – it primarily chelates Calcium from the bloodstream and Blood Vessels. Some practitioners who use EDTA for Chelation Therapy claim that the more EDTA treatments people receive, the less their incidence of Osteoporosis.

     

    Things that can Chelate Metals out of the body

    FVitamin C + NAC + B1 Removes Cadmium—Lead—Aluminum—Mercury

    Dose would be 2:1 Ratio Of Vitamin C to NAC –i.e 1000mgs of Vitamin C to 500 mgs of NAC and 200mgs of B1

    FEDTA 1000-3000mgs in divided doses —do for one week and the next week you load up on minerals –Should see a benefit from circulatory impediments—skeletal muscle improvement—Brain improvement—Heart and liver and organ improvement ( Or see a Healer Utilizing this method of healing which will be done intravenously and can be more effective in resolving an issue

    FSerrepepatadase or Serrepeptase—Removes Asbestos from the Body—breaks down Blood clots—dissolves dead tissue and Scar tissue

    Foods—

    FApple + Onion in juice is a chelator of metals as well due to the quercitin content and the Pectin

    FPectin from Pears and apples and grapefruit are also Metal Binders

    FMash Potato has been know to bind with and Pull Barium from the body

    FCharcoal ( burnt toast ) will pull out a host of metals and toxins from the system

    FDiatomaceous Earth—will absorb harmful metals

    F Antioxidants—Bioflavonoids and Alpha Lipoic Acid—Garlic Supplements—L Cysteine—MSM—Vitamin C—Vitamin E—

    FIodine—1 – 6 drops in divided dose daily will remove radiation as well as chlorine and fluoride from the system

    FSeaweed—binds with toxic metals as well as radiation—consume 1-2 tablespoons a day or in soups or in blends with herbs

     

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    FGreen Tea inhibits Asbestos damage

    FAlginate—a binder of metals and radiation—use in capsule form or ½ a tsp 2-3 times a day

    FSelenium—100-200 mcgs 2-3 times a day in divided doses

    FDistilled Water—removes INORGANIC minerals ( heavy metals ) not normal minerals in cells

     

    Vitamin A—Retinol—The Uses And Benefits

    Persons infected with HIV (the underlying cause of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)) are generally found to have lowered Retinol levels (indicating that supplemental Retinol may be of value for HIV+ persons). –Retinol protects against Stomach Cancer.

    Skin

    FFFRetinol (applied topically) improves some aspects of Skin condition (due to topically-applied Retinol’s partial conversion to Retinoic Acid)—Retinol (applied topically to the Skin) helps to prevent and reverse some aspects of the Aging Process in the Skin.—Retinol (applied topically) stimulates the production of Collagen in the Skin.—Retinol (applied topically) increases the thickness of the Epidermis layer of the Skin.—Retinol (applied topically at a strength of at least 1%) inhibits the age-related increase in Matrix Metalloproteinase activity in the Skin’s Fibroblasts and stimulates the growth of Fibroblasts in the Skin. Retinol (applied topically at a strength of at least 1%) inhibits the age-related increase in the activity of Matrix Metalloproteinases (such as Collagenase) in the Skin (this age related increase in Matrix Metalloproteinases is responsible for many of the negative aspects of the Aging Process in the Skin). —FFFRetinol (applied topically) protects the Stratum Corneum layer of the Skin from the toxic effects of some chemicals and protects the Stratum Corneum from the toxic effects of exposure to Sunlight (Ultra-Violet Radiation). —-Retinol (applied topically) helps to prevent shallow Wrinkles caused by excessive exposure to Sunlight (Ultra-Violet Radiation component of). —One study found that topical application of 0.25% Retinol (without occlusion) was equivalent (in terms of cellular and molecular changes induced) to topical application of 0.025% Retinoic Acid (Retin—A) without occlusion.—When applied topically to the Skin, some Retinol is converted to Retinoic Acid (this may explain the ability of topical Retinol to produce some effects in the Skin that are similar to Retin-A (Retinoic Acid)). —- Vitamin A helps to prevent most Bacterial & Viral Diseases and Vitamin A deficiency increases susceptibility to Bacterial & Viral Diseases (via numerous mechanisms that involve the Immune System)—-Vitamin A is useful in the treatment of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)—Vitamin A retards the onset of full-blown AIDS in persons who are infected with the HIV virus.–High Vitamin A concentrations may suppress the replication of the HIV virus in Macrophages.—Vitamin A deficiency has been correlated with increased (earlier) mortality in AIDS patients.—Vitamin A helps to increase the number of circulating Helper T-Cells in AIDS patients. FFFVitamin A supplementation (during early Pregnancy) dramatically reduces the rate of vertical transmission (i.e. from mother to infant) of the HIV virus.—Vitamin A deficiency increases the body’s susceptibility to Chickenpox infection.—Vitamin A (50,000 – 150,000 IU per day for three to five days) may exert anti-viral effects against the Viruses that cause the Common Cold. FFFVitamin A (50,000 – 150,000 IU per day for three to five days) may exert anti-viral effects against the Viruses that cause Influenza—Vitamin A reduces the mortality rate in children infected with Measles by up to 50%. Vitamin A (12,500 – 25,000 IU per day) significantly reduces the severity of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). —-Vitamin A helps to prevent infections from Viruses. FFFVitamin A prevents many types of Cancer and Vitamin A therapy suppresses the further growth of the (already established) tumors involved in some types of Cancer–Vitamin A helps to prevent Basal Cell Carcinoma.–Vitamin A (40,000 IU per day) reduces the recurrence of Bladder Cancer tumors in people with existing Bladder Cancer by up to 53%.—Vitamin A helps to prevent Breast Cancer. –Vitamin A helps to prevent Cervical Cancer.—Vitamin A helps to prevent Colon Cancer.—- Vitamin A (100,000 IU per day) “may” help to treat Glioblastoma Multiforme.—The Retinyl Palmitate (300,000 IU – 1,500,000 IU per day, caution: a high dosage) form of Vitamin A helps to prevent Larynx Cancer (laryngeal cancer). —-The Retinoic Acid form of Vitamin A (administered orally) can “direct” the cancerous cells involved in Leukemia to mature and die like normal cells.—-Vitamin A helps to prevent Liver Cancer. —Vitamin A inhibits the tumor promotion stage of Lung Cancer. —Vitamin A inhibits and suppresses the development of the tumors associated with Mouth Cancer. Vitamin A protects against Pharynx Cancer (Pharyngeal Cancer) by strengthening the Mucous Membranes of the Pharynx.—-Vitamin A helps to prevent Prostate Cancer by strengthening the Mucous Membranes of the Prostate. —Vitamin A can prevent the progress of Skin Cancers by stimulating normal Cell differentiation.—Stomach Cancer —-Testicle Cancer—-Supplemental Vitamin A increases the effectiveness of orthodox medical treatments for Cancer (such as Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy).FFFVitamin A stimulates various aspects of the Immune System: Vitamin A increases the effectiveness of the cells that produce Antibodies and Vitamin A deficiency can cause impairment in the response of Antibodies to challenges by Antigens. Vitamin A deficiency causes a reduction in the production of B-Lymphocytes. Vitamin A deficiency can cause a decline in the production of Helper T-Cells.—Vitamin A increases the proliferation of Lymphocytes in response to challenges by Antigens and Mitogens. Vitamin A enhances the function of Macrophages. —Vitamin A enhances the function of Neutrophils. Vitamin A deficiency impairs the function of NK Lymphocytes.—Vitamin A deficiency causes degeneration and atrophy of the Spleen.—Vitamin A protects and strengthens the Thymus and supplemental Vitamin A can cause the Thymus to (beneficially) double in size.—-Vitamin A enhances the ability of the Thymus to manufacture T-Lymphocytes and Vitamin A deficiency can cause impairment of T-Lymphocyte response.—-Vitamin A enhances the function of White Blood Cells.—-Vitamin A (100,000 IU daily for two weeks) improves various impairments of the function of the Immune System in Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients— FFFVitamin A helps to prevent Bronchitis by stimulating the Mucous Membranes of the Respiratory Tract to resist the infections that cause Bronchitis. –Chronic Obstructory Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients are generally found to have lower levels of Vitamin A compared to healthy persons.–Vitamin A increases resistance to the Common Cold and may exert direct anti-viral effects (at a dosage of 50,000 – 150,000 IU per day for three to five days) against the Viruses that cause the Common Cold—Vitamin A alleviates the Pancreatic insufficiency associated with Cystic Fibrosis.– Vitamin A alleviates and helps to prevent Emphysema.—-Vitamin A strengthens the Mucous Membranes of Lungs and protects the Lungs from the toxic effects of Air Pollution (due to its Antioxidant properties). —Vitamin A helps to prevent Pneumonia.—Vitamin A helps to prevent Radiation Therapy-induced Pneumonitis (if Vitamin A therapy is commenced prior to Radiation Therapy). –Vitamin A helps to prevent Respiratory Tract Infections.—Vitamin A increases resistance to Rhinitis.—Sinusitis can occur as a result of Vitamin A deficiency and Vitamin A supplementation enhances the structural integrity of the Mucous Membranes that line the Sinuses. —Vitamin A deficiency increases the risk of Tuberculosis. Vitamin A deficiency increases the risk of Whooping Cough.

    FFFThe only Caution I would make you aware of in this regard is that Vitamin A does get stored in the liver so when using it in Therapeutic doses –you need to remember use only 4 weeks on and a2 weeks to 4 weeks off and allow for the liver to pass the excesses—this is important or you can damage the liver—Special Note All Fat Soluble Vitamins with Few Exceptions Need to be cycled off for a Period of time –Vitamin A –Vitamin D—Vitamin K—If taking these Vitamins in high Dose Combine them with Taurine—Taurine is an amino Acid that will assist in the Utilization Of fat

     

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    ALLSPICE—benefits on Health

    Fish Oil Contamination

    The Attack on Canadian Health Food Industry

    Recipes For Making SSKI Solution

     

    ALLSPICE (Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr.) ++

    Synonyms — Myrtus dioica L., M. pimenta L., P. officinalis Lindl., P. pimenta (L.) H. Karst., P. vulgaris Lindl. Activities (Allspice) — Analgesic (1; CRC; FNF; PH2); Anesthetic (1; APA; RIN); Anticonvulsant (1; APA); Antioxidant (1; APA; CRC); Antipyretic (f; JFM); Antiseptic (1; APA; PH2); Antispasmodic (f; APA); Antiviral (1; APA); Candidicide (1; APA); Carminative (1; APA; CRC; JFM); CNS-Depressant (1; APA); Depurative (f; CRC; JFM); Digestive (1; APA); Fungicide (1; AAB; APA; CRC); Hypotensive (1; ABS); Irritant (1; PH2); Larvicide (1; APA); Parasiticide (1; APA); Rubefacient (1; PH2); Stimulant (f; CRC; HHB); Stomachic (f; CRC; JFM); Tonic (f; CRC; HHB). Indications (Allspice) — Arthrosis (1; RIN); Athlete’s Foot (1; AAB); Bacteria (1; APA); Bruise (f; CRC); Candida (1; APA); Cold (f; CRC); Colic (1; APA); Convulsion (1; APA); Corn (f; CRC; JLH); Cramp (1; AAB; APA); Diabetes (f; CRC; JFM); Diarrhea (f; APA); Dysmenorrhea (1; AAB; CRC; JFM); Dyspepsia (f; AAB; APA; CRC); Enterosis (f; APA); Fatigue (1; AAB); Fever (f; JFM); Fungus (1; AAB; APA; CRC); Gas (1; AAB; APA; CRC; JFM); Gingivosis (1; APA); High Blood Pressure (1; ABS); Infection (1; AAB; APA; CRC); Myalgia (1; APA); Mycosis (1; AAB; APA; CRC); Neuralgia (f; CRC); Pain (1; AAB; APA; CRC; FNF; PH2; RIN); Parasite (1; APA); Rheumatism (1; AAB; CRC); Stomachache (1; APA; CRC); Stomatosis (1; APA); Toothache (1; APA); Vaginosis (1; APA); Virus (1; APA); Vomiting (1; APA; FNF); Yeast (1; APA). Dosages (Allspice) — 1–2 tsp herb/cup water 3 ×/day (APA); 4–6 fruits/cup water as stimulant (JFM); 0.5–2 g powdered fruit (PNC); 2–4 ml liquid extract (PNC); 0.05–0.2 ml EO (PNC). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Allspice) — Class 1 (AHP). Not covered (KOM). “Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Extracts (Allspice) — Rinzler recounts a study of 408 patients with eczema in which 19 reacted positively to allspice patch tests (RIN). “The berries, their oil, and the eugenol extract promote the activity of the digestive enzyme trypsin, which may help explain why allspice has traditionally been used as a digestive aid” (APA). Perhaps second only to some varieties of clove (up to 20% eugenol) and cinnamon (to 3.8%), allspice (to 3.6% eugenol) is a major source of eugenol.

     

    Fish Oil Contamination

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 2–Some fish oil capsules sold as health supplements for their–Omega-3 fatty acids content have illegally undisclosed and unnecessarily high levels of contamination with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) compounds, according to a lawsuit filed today in California court. “Consumers who want the health benefits of fish oil shouldn’t also have to take the health risks of an extremely toxic man-made chemical,” said David Roe, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs. “And they don’t have to, since preliminary test results show that some fish oil brands have only 1/70th as much PCB contamination in them as others.” The lawsuit names eight makers and sellers of fish oil, shark oil, fish liver oil and shark liver oil supplements that have PCB contamination above the so-called “safe harbor” limits set for human PCB consumption under California’s Proposition 65. That law requires consumers to be warned about such exposures. Proposition 65, passed as a ballot initiative by a 2:1 margin in 1986, has a consistent history of forcing consumer products to eliminate toxic chemical ingredients or reduce them below published “safe harbor” limits. “While looking at the industrial fishing operations of controversial Omega Protein, we found that the industry seems very aware that fish oil supplements can be high in PCBs,” said Chris Manthey, one of the plaintiffs. “That’s why many of them say their supplements have been ‘treated’ to remove or reduce PCBs,” he said. “But since they don’t say how much PCB contamination is still left, even consumers who choose‘ treated’ supplements can’t know what PCB levels they’re swallowing along with their daily omega-3.”“The industry knows very well about the PCB problem in fish oils and widely markets its supplements as already treated for PCB contamination,” said Benson Chiles, also a plaintiff in the case. “They have no excuse for what we’ve been finding.”(MORE) Some “healthy” fish oil supplements come with serious chemical contamination —-The third plaintiff is the Mateel Justice Foundation, a successful enforcer of Prop. 65 innumerous contexts. Today’s suit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court, according tolead attorney William Verick. More information is available at http://www.fishoilsafety.com.The initial defendants named, in alphabetical order, are: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.; General Nutrition Corp. (GNC); Now Health Group, Inc.; Omega Protein, Inc.; Pharmavite LLC (Nature Made brand); Rite Aid Corp.; Solgar, Inc.; and TwinLab Corp. Plaintiffs are conducting more tests and expect to add other companies to the legal action, if and when test results of their fish oil products show levels of PCB contamination that should have been warned about under California law. “We will keep testing more fish oil products, so consumers can make the best possible choices,” said Roe. Highly persistent man-made chemicals once widely used in the electricity industry, PCBs were banned for “open” uses that might expose people to them as long ago as 1973, and Congress banned their manufacture for all uses in 1979. The Great Lakes and the HudsonRiver are still massively contaminated with PCBs after decades of cleanup work; 14,000 people in Japan were poisoned by chickens fed with PCB-contaminated rice bran oil; andnumerous studies have shown the toxic effects of PCBs on babies’ development,reproductive interference, and cancer causation.PCBs were officially listed as known carcinogens and known reproductive toxins in California two decades ago, making them subject to the state’s warning requirement. The brand name products and test results that prompted the lawsuit are shown in the charts below, both as total daily exposure to PCBs and “toxicity-weighted” exposure. Note on “toxicity-weighted”: A few of the 209 compounds in the PCB family (PCB congeners) act in the same waythat dioxin does, both as carcinogen and as reproductive toxins, and it’s possible to measure PCB toxicity in dioxin equivalent terms. The World Health Organization has set equivalence factors for 12 PCB congeners that are the most chemically similar to dioxins, using the single most toxic dioxin compound of all (2,3,7,8 TCDD) as the standard. The results in the second chart below are therefore expressed as equivalents to 2,3,7,8 TCDD. But only 12 of the 209 PCB congeners can be counted this way, because those 12 are the only ones that dioxin-equivalence factors have been calculated for. So this second measurement is precise, but incomplete.

     

    KEY TO TEST RESULTS

    1. Nature Made Cod Liver Oil

    2. Nature Made Odorless Fish Oil

    3. TwinLab Norwegian Cod Liver

    Oil

    4. TwinLab Emulsified Norwegian

    Cod Liver Oil

    5. Now Foods Shark Liver Oil

    6. Now Foods Double Strength

    Cod Liver Oil

    7. Now Foods Salmon Oil

    8. Solgar 100% Pure Norwegian

    Shark Liver Oil Complex

    9. Solgar Norwegian Cod Liver Oil

    10. GNC Liquid Norwegian Cod liver oil

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    ØThe Attack on Canadian Health Food Industry

    Attention: All M P s, Senators and / or staff and advisors March 20th, 2010

    This is an important and urgent message from Trueman Tuck on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of concerned voters who believe in Informed Freedom of Choice.—-We are very disappointed and disenchanted with what has been occurring, in what we view as our Parliament and Senate in regards to Bills C-51, C-52 and most recently C-6.—We need to clarify where each one of you stand on the division of powers, constitutional infringements and section 91 [27] empowered criminal bureaucratic creep that is currently being used increasingly by federal bureaucrats to intrude upon our individual and unalienable ancient British Rule of Law rights, freedoms and liberties. From our point of view, it would appear that all M P s from all parties dropped the ball on reading in detail these three referenced Conservative government bills. Our established leaders from the Canadian Health Freedom Movement were not allowed to appear either before the Standing Committee on Health or the Senate Committee reviewing Bill C-6. The witnesses that were allowed to appear were clearly slanted to those that supported Bill C-6. It was left to our Canadian Coalition for Health Freedom and Friends of Freedom International [see http://www.canadiancoalitionforhealthfreedom.ca and http://www.friendsoffreedominternational.org] to mount in July through December 2009 our successful grassroots’ campaign to stop the expected routine passage of Bill C-6 in the Senate prior to Christmas 2009.–Contrary to many Conservative communications recently, our Liberal Senators were directly carrying out the expressed P EO P LES’ mandate by amending Bill C-6 to address some of our concerns as indicated in our detailed analysis of Bill C-6 [see CCHF’s C-6 Analysis]. This detailed analysis was provided to as many Senators as possible in order to encourage an in depth and intelligent analysis by all interested Senators and M P s and their staff.—All of you need to know that over 1,000,000 individual e-mails were generated to M P s and Senators from the above mentioned websites and http://www.healthcanadaabuse.com.–I wanted to thank those M P s, Senators and their staff that met with me last week and let everyone know that Trueman Tuck is in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 24th and Thursday, March 25th and would very much appreciate a meeting with you and your team to discuss what our supporters would like to see as new legislation to protect the good health and well-being of Canadians more effectively.–Our hundreds of thousands of Informed Freedom of Choice supporters do want new and improved federal legislation, just not bills designed in the fashion of C-51, C-52 and C-6.–Unfortunately, whoever it is and wherever “THEY” are that drives the P MO, P CO and DOJ to continually force BIG P HARMA’S and their allies Global agenda onto our federal regulatory governance systems both via Parliamentary and the federal bureaucracy has to be stopped and now. We want to help all of you to design effective new and innovative legislation to reform Health Canada and the CFIA and to be based upon evidence targeted poisonous products regardless of what they are or where they are manufactured. It is also important that our new federal legislation respects individual and provincial sovereign rights.–REMEMBER OUR 1997 P OSITIONS HAVE NOT CHANGED – “Our Healthy Dietary Food Supplements” are not “Drugs” and “It’s Our Body and Should Be Our Choice”! —As you are well aware our Health Freedom Delegations speaks for hundreds of thousands of concerned constituents who are not satisfied with the current government’s handling of these issues since taking office. You are also aware of the impact that our one million plus Health Freedom Movement’s voters have on an election. Our votes have traditionally gone to the Reform P arty and Conservatives. Because of the handling our Health Freedom Movement’s issues by the Conservatives prior to the last election a large percentage of our voters changed away from the Conservatives and swung ridings thus denying the Conservatives their desired majority government in the last election.Since Bill C-6 was introduced Health Canada and other federal bureaucracies have been escalating their unlawful, abusive and against public interest misconduct [see example below in links].Health Canada has operated with complete immunity to accountability for over 15 years. There has been a complete failure of the federal Standing Committee on Health and Joint Scrutiny of Regulations Committee and various Senate Committees to investigate on public record decades of documented complaints against Health Canada Inspectorate officials. There has been a complete failure to build on the 37th and 38th P arliament Bill C-420 issues to bring Food sub-class legislation similar to the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health Education Act which largely resolved our sister US Health Freedom Movement’s issues Prior to our meeting please review the five [5] excellent Standing Committee on Health 1998 Reports [Liberal, Conservative, Reform, ND P & Bloc] that lays the foundations for possible solutions that are currently being ignored.—The drug-sub-class Natural Health P roduct Regulations is unlawful, against public interest and was implemented by the P CO and DOJ without P arliament approval on January 1st, 2004 and is a complete failure and has consumed hundreds of millions of dollars needlessly and has become another “Gun Registry” fiasco.–The Natural Health P roduct Regulations, Schedule F regulations and DIN regulations all need to be reviewed by both referenced committees ASA P and rescinded if found unconstitutional.

    PLEASE SEE BELOW OUR QUICK LINK REFERENCES FOR YOU AND YOUR STAFF:

    [1] Bills C-51,C-52 (now Bills C-6 and C-11) and the Drug Class Natural Health Products RegulationsDietary Food Supplements” or “Healthy Foods” to maintain and/or enhance their health. These natural substances are safer and more effective than high-risk pharmaceutical drugs.–[3] See details of the abuse police-state powers used in the raid on Dr. Eldon Dahl’s home by RCM P , Health Canada and CFIA . Dr. Eldon Dahl is a Naturopathic Doctor. If you want to get a clearer picture as to just where our new laws – and/or new “government sanctioned lawlessness” is taking us, I strongly suggest you click on http://www.youtube.com/media109 and listen to the account of the raid by P olice and Health Canada agents – guns drawn – that descended on the home of Dr. Eldon Dahl and family in January 2009. —It is important to note that “THEY” took everything and instantly destroyed his business and to date will not return his property.

    [4] Dietary Supplement Health Education Act, 1994 USA . http://www.canadiancoalitionforhealthfreedom.ca/articles.php?command=show&ID=13783

    [5] Canadian Food and Drugs Act, 1985.

    http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/ShowTdm/cs/F-27/en

    [6] Health Freedom Movement’s 1994 Canadian Dietary Food Supplement Risk Analysis

    Acceptable Risks – February 2004.doc

    [7] P rince of Wales Study on integrating Modern Health Care with Traditional Health Care.

    http://www.canadiancoalitionforhealthfreedom.ca/documents/Prince_Charles_Study.pdf

    [8] 1998 Standing Committee on Health Reports:

    Liberal Joe Volpe’s Majority 1998 Standing Committee Report

    The Reform Party Dr. Grant Hill’s 1998 Minority Report

    NDP Judy Wasylycia 1998 Minority Report

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    Recipes For Making SSKI Solution
    This section contains two recipes: one for a liter-sized quantity and one for a 2-ounce bottle-sized quantity: • One Liter of SSKI The recipe for making one liter of SSKI is as follows: 1000 grams (1 kilograms) potassium iodide (KI) 680 milliter (ml.) hot, purified water Additional purified water to make one liter Mix the potassium iodide in the hot water and allow it to cool to about 25˚ degrees Celsius (77˚ Fahrenheit) and add sufficient purified water to make 1000 ml. (one liter). The resulting solution should be clear, colorless, and odorless and have a very salty taste. Store the liquid in a brown glass bottle.

    • 2-Ounces of SSKI
    The recipe for making two ounces of SSKI is as follows: 2 ounces KI (4 tablespoons or 56.7g.) Purified water From Cresson H. Kearny’s Nuclear War Survival Skills by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (from http://www.ki4u.com):
    To prepare a saturated solution of potassium iodide, fill a bottle about 60% full of crystalline or granular potassium iodide. (A 2-fluid-ounce bottle, made of dark glass and having a solid, non-metallic, screwcap top, is a good size for a family. About 2 ounces of crystalline or granular potassium iodide is needed to fill a 2-fluid-ounce bottle about 60% full.) Next, pour safe, room-temperature water into the bottle until it is about 90% full. Then close the bottle tightly and shake it vigorously for at least 2 minutes. Some of the solid potassium iodide should remain permanently undissolved at the bottom of the bottle; this is proof that the solution is saturated. Iodine Remedies: Secrets From the Sea 120 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Because most people have never heard of SSKI, the following points may clear up a few questions: • Why Does Potassium Iodide Provide Protection in a Radiation Emergency? Radioactive Iodine (Radioactive iodine-131) is a radioisotope that is released in a nuclear power plant accident and a nuclear bomb explosion. If the thyroid gland is saturated with non- radioactive iodine, the gland will be prevented from taking up the radioisotope.
    Athough radiation protection is included in Talking Point #20, the subject of radiation emergencies is beyond the scope of this book. For more details about this subject, visit the KI4U Web site (Note: KI4U founder Shane Connor was interviewed on CNN. The October 2006 interview is available on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=25JhQU3S4zo). • What Does Saturated Solution Mean? SSKI is a mixture of potassium iodide salt and water. It becomes saturated when the water dissolves all of the granules and will not take up any
    more crystals. This point is reached when you see crystals or granules at the bottom of the solution. Source For Potassium Iodide Potassium iodide is not presently regulated. A grade that is suited for making SSKI is available from:
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    MORGELLONS GROWTH INHIBITION CONFIRMED

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    MORGELLONS GROWTH INHIBITION CONFIRMED-Clifford E Carnicom
    Mar 15 2010

    Note: I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information. I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident. Each individual must work with their own health professional to establish any appropriate course of action and any health related comments in this paper are solely for informational purposes and they are from my own perspective.The growth of the bacterial-like organisms that appear to be at the foundation of the so-called Morgellons condition has been positively inhibited. The basis of the rationale that is used in these trials has been outlined in detail in a previous report entitled Morgellons : A Discovery and a Proposal1. The basis of that report is the application of a set of specific antioxidants that inhibit the growth of the organism(s) in the presence of the hydroxyl free radical and the creation of a more alkaline environment. It has been established in that earlier report that the organism(s) thrive in an acidic environment in the presence of the hydroxyl radical and oxidizers in general. The basic strategy that has been adopted is a transformation of the growth environment to a more alkaline condition along with adding specific antioxidants that are directed toward the scavenging of the hydroxyl radical. Please also refer to the earlier paper for the rationale behind the selection of the particular antioxidants that have been used.There is absolutely no statement herein that indicates the particular organism(s) has been terminated or extinguished, only that growth of the organism(s) under the specific conditions and trials mentioned has been inhibited. There is no assurance that all agents used in these trials is required to produce these results, nor that they be used at the arbitrary dosage levels that have been chosen for the cultures. Future work will examine the reduction or restriction of these same agents and dosages with the goal of replicating the results.This paper shall be brief as it confirms the proposal of the preceding paper more explicitly. The primary purpose of the paper will be to demonstrate the inhibition that takes place in confirmation of the earlier work and to enumerate the specific antioxidants that have been used in these trials. There remains an overwhelming amount of work that remains to be done, and these results simply promote one particular strategy that is worthy of exhaustive and intense study. It is anticipated that other antioxidants that emphasize scavenging the hydroxyl radical and that alkalize the growth environment may also be effective.

    REPORTS & EXPLANATIONS

    An overview of the trial results. The top two petri dishes demonstrate the early stages of the growth of the bacterial-like forms that precede and lead to the growth of the filament stage as outlined in earlier culture reports. The growth medium is white wine as has also been discussed previously. This repeatable growth stage occurs in an acidic environment in conjunction with the presence of the hydroxyl free radical. The presence of the hydroxyl radical is established with the use of Fenton’s reaction (iron sulfate and hydrogen peroxide) as has been discussed previously. The top two dishes have no attempts to inhibit or reduce their growth. The bottom two petri dishes are the same culture trials but subjected to the presence of three specific hydroxyl scavenging antioxidants at the beginning of the trial. The specific antioxidants being used are that of ascorbic acid, sodium citrate and glycerol. Please refer to the earlier paper2 and references for the rationale behind the selection of these specific hydroxyl scavenging antioxidants. In the lower two dishes the bacterial-like stage of the growth process does not succeed at any level commensurate to that of the above.

    The growth of the early stage of the culture in an unrestrained form in more detail. Examination of the detailed morphology of the culture requires high level magnification (approx. 10,000x) and has been reported on extensively in earlier papers. This culture is approximately 3 to 4 days old.

    The growth of the early stage of the culture in a restrained form in more detail. The culture has been subjected to three specific hydroyl radical scavenging antioxidants : ascorbic acid, sodium citrate and glycerol. The absence of the bacterial-like stage of growth of the culture is apparent. This culture is approximately 3 to 4 days old.

    A more advanced stage of the bacterial-like (chlaymidia-like and mycoplasma-like) growth of the culture under condtions identical to that immediately above. This culture is approxmately 1-2 weeks old and is in white wine. The success and advantages of the white wine and clear culture (simulated wine) has been previously described.

    The more advanced stage of surface filament growth in a wine culture medium as has been reported on extensively and as developed by an independent researcher that is in the process of duplicating a portion of this work. This photograph represents the first presentation of the filament stage of growth in a white wine vs. a red wine environment. This demonstrates the lack of dependence upon the color of a red or white wine to produce this culminating stage of growth. This culture has been developed from a separate red-wine filament culture and not from the bacterial stage exhibited above. This filament growth is identical to that which originates from the dental sample cultures that have been reported on extensively in this site. The filament growth exhibited here has also been shown to be identical in form, size and structure to that developed from certain environmental samples, namely that which has been refused for identification by the U.S. Envriomental Protection Agency.

    A view of the developing bacterial-like stage of growth in the petri dish as shown above under relatively low magnification, i.e., approx. 300x after approximately 3 to 4 days. This is the unrestrained growth example that is presented above. The general gross structure of the colony can be examined at this level, but individual detail requires high magnification (approx. 10,000x). The growth in this photograph is substantial and appears as essentially a continuous layer of growth under the microscope.

    Another view of the developing culture at approximately 300x. This photograph is showing the emergence of the filament stage of growth within the culture; this filament stage is not visible by eye. Individual detailed study of the early growth of the culture requires high magnification (approx. 10,000x).

    The restrained, or inhibited, growth of the culture under relatively low magnification (approx. 300x) in the petri dish at the end of the same time period, i.e., approximately 3 to 4 days. The lack of growth is apparent. Essentially what is being viewed here is the bottom surface of the petri dish looking through a white wine solution. The particular set of antioxidants chosen (under a specific and arbitrary dosage level) successfully inhibits the further development of the culture.

     

    Additional notes:

    Note: I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information. I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident. Each individual must work with their own health professional to establish any appropriate course of action and any health related comments in this paper are solely for informational purposes and they are from my own perspective. -The white wine medium in each dish is 30 ml. At this point, no distinctions in growth have been determined between different varieties of wine, either red or white. The white wine cultures offer the advantage of clarity in observation.-Some reports on toxicity levels of ascorbic acid and Vitamin C reported on are as follows:

    “Since ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin, toxic levels are not built up or stored in the body, and any excess is lost mostly through urine. If extremely large amounts are taken gastrointestinal problems may appear, but will normalize when the intake is cut or reduced. To determine a level where a person might experience discomfort is difficult, since some people can easily stomach up to 25,000 mg per day, while others start having a problem at 600 or 1,000 mg.”3

    “Vitamin C exhibits remarkably low toxicity. The LD50 (the dose that will kill 50% of a population) in rats is generally accepted to be 11.9 grams per kilogram of body weight when taken orally.[56] The LD50 in humans remains unknown, owing to medical ethics that preclude experiments that would put patients at risk of harm. However, as with all substances tested in this way, the LD50 is taken as a guide to its toxicity in humans and no data to contradict this has been found.”4

    Approximately 30 mg. of ascorbic acid has been added to the volume of 30 ml of white wine (approx. 1000 mg. / kg of solution). Equating this roughly to the human body (assume 70 kg.), this translates to a single dosage of approximately 70 gms. Assuming an ingestion of 1000 mg per day, this equates to distributing the above dosage over a period of approximately 70 days to reach the equivalent result. An ingestion rate of 10,000 mg. of ascorbic acid per day leads to a time period of approximately 7 days to reach an equivalent result. This example points out the outstanding and continuous need for all individuals to consult with their own medical professionals to manage their own individual health requirements and objectives; I have not and I will not provide any medical or diagnostic advice. I have reported and I will report on laboratory conditions and the results achieved from that work. Approximately 0.1 ml (~.126gms.) of glycerol (USP) (glycerine) has been added to the volume of 30 ml. of white wine (equates to approx. 4.2 gms / kg.).

    With respect to glycerol, some of the toxicity information available is as follows:5

    ” IPR-RAT LD50 8700 mg kg-1
    ORL-RAT LD50 12600 mg kg-1
    SCU-RAT LD50 100 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 8700 mg kg-1:”

    Additionally,

    “A recent GLP compliant oral gavage study in rats given glycerol formal for 90 days at dosages up to 25 mg/kg indicated no treatment changes in physical signs of animals, bodyweight gain, hematological, biochemical or urine analysis.”6

    To equate 25 mg. / kg. as referenced in the latter report to a human body, this equates to a daily intake of approximately 1.75 gms. / 70 kg.

    From the former report, LD50 (lethal dose 50% probability) orally of glycerol is therefore approximately 12.6 gms / kg. for rats. This equates to approximately 882 gms. per 70 kg. of the human body. At 25 mg. / kg., 4.2 gms. / kg. is to be distributed over a period of appoximately 168 days to reach an equivalent dosage.

    Approximately 0.25 ml of sodium citrate solution has been added to the volume of 30 ml. of white wine. The sodium citrate solution has been prepared by combining lemon juice with baking soda to reaction completion.

    With respect to the toxicity of sodium citrate, the following is identified:

    “LD50: Oral rat LD50 >8 g/Kg”7

    This equates to the human body in mass at approximately > 560 gms / 70 kg. Sodium citrate is an alkalizing agent, may have interactions with other ingredients or compounds and its potential application must be coordinated and directed though medical consultation8,9. If any information in this section is found to be incorrect or requires revision, please contact me at [cec102@usa.com] with the appropriate and supporting documentation. Future trials will consider reductions in dosage since at this point the dosage reference levels are entirely aribtrary. This paper terminates with the commencing condition of release:Note: I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information. I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident. Each individual must work with their own health professional to establish any appropriate course of action and any health related comments in this paper are solely for informational purposes and they are from my own perspective.

    References:

    1. Carnicom, Clifford, Morgellons : A Discovery and a Proposal, http://www.carnicom.com/morgobs8.htm, Feb 22, 2010.
    2. Carnicom, Feb 22.
    3.Ascorbic Acid – Vitamin C – Information, http://www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-c-ascorbicacid-info.htm
    4. Vitamin C, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_C
    5.Safety Data for Glycerol, http://msds.chem.ox.ac.uk/GL/glycerol.html
    6.Commitee for Veterinary Medicinal Products, Glycerol Formal Summary Report, http://www.ema.europa.eu/pdfs/vet/mrls/010896en.pdf
    7.MSDS, Aqua Science Inc., http://aquascience.thomasnet.com/Asset/31-244_FerroVer.pdf
    8. Citric acid and sodium citrate, http://health.yahoo.com/urinary-medications/citric-acid-and-sodium-citrate/healthwise–d03952a1.html
    9. Citric acid-Sodium citrate, http://www.healthline.com/goldcontent/citric-acid-sodium-citrate

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    Phosphorous Threat and Solution

     

    Mining Poultry Manure For Phosphorus
    Phosphorus from poultry litter can be used as a fertilizer, and the litter can then be recycled as bedding material or used for bioenergy conversion. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Matias Vanotti, ARS) ScienceDaily (Mar. 10, 2008) — Underground phosphorus deposits around the world are mined for use as a much-valued fertilizer. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientists Ariel Szogi, Matias Vanotti and Patrick Hunt have found a way to “mine” the phosphorus in poultry manure. In 2006, the United States produced 8.9 billion broilers—and piles and piles of residual litter rich in phosphorus and nitrogen. Although poultry litter is typically used by farmers to fertilize their field crops with these two nutrients, it usually contains more phosphorus than the crops need. The excess phosphorus has the potential to wash away and pollute nearby rivers and lakes. Szogi, Vanotti and Hunt have developed a method to obtain the phosphorus in poultry litter—consisting of a rapid removal and recovery of phosphorus in solid form—which they’ve dubbed “Quick Wash.” ARS has applied for a patent on this process. The process selectively removes up to 80 percent of the phosphorus from poultry litter while leaving the nitrogen. The washed poultry litter can be safely applied to farm fields as a balanced fertilizer or used again as a bedding material. It can also serve as a feedstock for bioenergy production. U.S. farmers use some 3.7 billion pounds of phosphorus in annual crop production. But poultry and other livestock produce about 1 billion pounds more phosphorus than livestock producers can use. This innovation provides an environmentally sound phosphorus recovery system that livestock producers can use to manage the excess phosphorus in manure. Poultry producers also benefit by producing a concentrated phosphorus product that can be moved easily off farms and reused as fertilizer. ARS is interested in finding business partners to move the product to market.

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    Adapted from materials provided by US Department of Agriculture.

    Scarcity of Phosphorus Threat to Global Food Production
    ScienceDaily (Mar. 17, 2010) — Phosphorus is just as important to agriculture as water. But a lack of availability and accessibility of phosphorus is an emerging problem that threatens our capacity to feed the global population. Like nitrogen and potassium, it is a nutrient that plants take up from the soil and it is crucial to soil fertility and crop growth.”Unless something is done, the scarcity of phosphorous will cause problems of a global dimension. As early as 2035 it is calculated that the demand for phosphorus map outpace the supply,” says Dana Cordell, who presented her thesis at the Department of Thematic Studies — Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University, Sweden on the implications of phosphorus scarcity on global food security. Phosphorous is extracted from phosphate rock, a non-renewable resource that is used almost exclusively in agriculture. Two thirds of the world’s resources are in China, Morocco, and Western Sahara. “The demand for phosphorus has increased and prices soared by 800 percent between 2006 and 2008,” says Dana Cordell. Cordell maintains that the shortage of phosphorus in not simply due to a drop in the availability of phosphate ore. Many of the world’s farmers do not have enough purchasing power to be able to afford and use phosphorus-based fertilizer, which means their soil is becoming depleted. What’s more, phosphorus use in the food system from mine to field to fork is currently so inefficient that only one fifth of the phosphorus in the rock that is mined actually makes its way into our food. “There is a lack of effective international governance to secure long-term access to phosphorus for food production,” says Dana Cordell, who adds that the way phosphorus resources are handled needs to be improved. Phosphorus needs to be applied and management in agriculture more efficiently, we need to eat more [U1]vegetarian food, and increase efficiency throughout the food chain. At the same time we need to recover and reuse a large part of the phosphorus that exists in crop residues, food waste, manures human faeces and other sources. “If nothing is done, food production runs the risk of a hard landing in the future, including further fertilizer price increases, increasing environmental effects of pollution, energy and resource consumption, smaller harvests, reduced farmer livelihoods and reduced food security,” says Dana Cordell. The dissertation is titled The Story of Phosphorus: Sustainability Implications of Global Phosphorus Scarcity for Food Security.

    Story Source:–Adapted from materials provided by Expertanswer, via AlphaGalileo.

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    Organic Dairy Manure May Offer High Quality Fertilizer Option
    Manure from dairy cows fed organic diets contained different concentrations of plant nutrients, including phosphorus, metals and minerals compared to manure from cows fed conventional diets. (Credit: Photo by Scott Bauer.) ScienceDaily (May 7, 2009) — Dairy cows that produce USDA-certified organic milk also produce manure that may gradually replenish soil nutrients and potentially reduce the flow of agricultural pollutants to nearby water sources, according to findings by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and colleagues. Cows on organic dairy farms generally consume forage feeds cultivated on soils that are fertilized with manure and compost rather than manufactured fertilizers. This organic management, in turn, may significantly affect how easily nutrients are converted in soil into forms readily taken up by crops. Working with colleagues at the ARS New England Plant, Soil, and Water Laboratory in Orono, Maine, and elsewhere, chemist Zhongqi He showed that conventional and organic dairy manures from commercial dairy farms differed in concentrations of plant nutrients, including phosphorus, metals and minerals. The team used two different types of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to pinpoint these differences. Solution NMR spectroscopy is already widely used to analyze phosphorus content in manure. For this study, the scientists also analyzed manure content using solid-state NMR spectroscopy, which is especially effective at finding unique “signatures” of the different kinds of metals and minerals. The researchers found that the two types of manure had at least 17 different chemical forms of phosphorus that varied in concentrations. The organic dairy manure had higher levels of phosphorus, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium. Organic dairy manure also contained more types of phosphorus found in association with calcium and magnesium. Such forms are comparatively slow to dissolve and would thus gradually release the nutrients. Slow-release fertilizers generally increase the likelihood that they eventually will be taken up by crops, rather than being washed out of fields into nearby surface or groundwater sources. Because of this, slow-release fertilizers often can be applied at comparatively low rates. Manure produced by cows in organic production systems may show similar characteristics compared to manure from conventional systems.

     

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    GARLIC –HEALING EFFECT

     

    Recipe—take 2 whole garlic and peel and add to blender—add 1- 1 1/2 cup of wine or brandy or clear alcohol and add 10 drops of lugols iodine—blend for 7 minutes high speed—strain and add to glass container—label and date it—use ½ ounce increments and go up til tolerance is reached or peak use ( or you can keep using the ½ oz increment and use more frequently ) DO NOT MIX WITH ANY MEDICATION OR SUPPLEMENT THAT WILL THIN BLOOD—You may see a dramatic reduction in body mass —antidepressant—increased endurance—mental peace—heart rejuvenation—respiratory—liver lymphatic tonifying and renewing—insulin regulating—cholesterol regulating

     

    Recipe —take garlic 1 whole and add to blender add 1-2 tablespoons of honey—add 1 cup of vinegar—blend at high speed for 5-7 minutes—add to glass container and use 1 tablespoon increments as needed– DO NOT MIX WITH ANY MEDICATION OR SUPPLEMENT THAT WILL THIN BLOOD— You may notice increase stamina—boosted immune functions—mass reduction—heart strengthening– cholesterol regulating–

     

    Recipe Take 2 whole bulbs of garlic peel and add to blender add 1 cup of oil ( olive—sesame seed—apricot—almond—) or an oil that you use for cookingBlend til there is fusion pour into a glass container—add to your butter —cook or mix with a salad mix—or take straight DO NOT MIX WITH ANY MEDICATION OR SUPPLEMENT THAT WILL THIN BLOOD —increased heart and immune system strengthener –anti cholesterol—anti fungal—anti bacterial—anti parasiticide

     

     

    . Dosages (Garlic) — 9–15 g fresh bulb (FAY); 0.25–0.5 cup fresh bulb (PED); 6–12 g dry bulb (PED); 9 g dry bulb:45 ml alcohol/45 ml water (PED); 1–5 cloves/day (APA); 2–4 g 3 ×/day (CAN); 4 g garlic or one average clove; 5000 µg allicin/day (SKY); 4 g fresh garlic/day (KOM); 1.5–6 g fresh tuber (KAP); 2–4 ml tincture (1:5 in 45% ethanol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 0.03–0.12 ml garlic oil/day (CAN); 1–2 minims garlic oil (KAP); 2–8 ml garlic syrup (CAN; PNC); 2–4 ml garlic juice (CAN; PNC); 1 (400 mg) StX/day; 3–4 (550 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (NH); 1 enteric coated 400 mg tablet (StX to contain at least 3 mg allicin potential) 1 ×/day at mealtime (NH); 600–900 mg/day coated garlic (SHT). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Garlic) — Class 2c (AHP). Some thiol-bearing compounds in garlic, onion, and their relatives can cause acantholysis in vitro (Brenner et al., 1995) and possibly pemphigus in vivo. “More than 5 cloves a day may induce gas and heartburn (Castleman, 1996) and ‘thin blood’” (people taking blood thinners may thereby over-thin their blood). “May potentiate the effect of antihypertensive and anticoagulant medications”

    [U1]Another line of nonsense—as per usual another scare tactic to turn the human race into docile robots—a vegetarian diet would do nothing more but increase the burden of health and problems of health—everything has a balance—being extreme In either way will cause a huge level of unwanted health crisis that will keep recurring

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    Support Upcoming Legal Action Against Health Canada

    Microchipped Pets

    Pure Maple Syrup Contains Medicinally Beneficial Compounds, Pharmacy Researcher Finds
    What’s Cookin’? It Could Be Air Pollution
    Celery Seed and it’s uses—- Celery Seed Recipe

     

     

    Support Upcoming Legal Action Against Health Canada

    Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:28:39 -0700
    From: John Biggs <john@optimumhealthvitamins.com>
    Subject: Urgent: Maintain your freedom of access and support upcoming Legal
    Action against Health Canada
    To: John Biggs <john@optimumhealthvitamins.com>

    Now there is something we can do and that is to get behind the NHPPA Legal Challenge of the NHP Regulations, and support them in their efforts to maintain all of our freedoms.

    To all of my friends, business contacts, customers, etc.

    As the glow of the Olympics fades, Canadians need to keep clear in their minds the distinction between the intentions of the Canadian people, versus that of their government. The biggest challenges we are going to face in the upcoming months and years are government policies that seek to suppress our liberty and health: Bills such as the soon-to-be-reintroduced C-6, and C-51, and the Natural Health Product Regulations, currently being implemented, and placing strangleholds on the industry.

    Health Canada is the vehicle for all of them, and the power the agency awards itself makes a person shake their head in disbelief.

    Using the Natural Health Product (NHP) Regulations, they are eliminating thousands of unapproved natural products that have killed no one, have been popular for decades, and have helped millions remain well. Even right now in Ontario, Health Canada is entering manufacturing facilities and ordering removal of any products that do not have an NHP #, despite their claim in late November 09 that they would be pursuing no enforcement of the Regulations in 2010. This is yet another in an endless list of Health Canada lies, deceptions, and smokescreens.

    If all concerned Canadian citizens and businesses dont take a stand against Health Canada in the courts now, I would estimate that within one to two years, the supplements Canadians have to choose from will number less than 25,000, down from 2003 levels of approximately 70,000. Of these remaining products, virtually all will be single ingredients. If the agenda is allowed to progress, this will be cut down to a meaningless fraction…just like in Europe.

    Think it can’t happen? Guess what… it’s happening! Slowly and incrementally, relying on human nature to forget about the resources we used to have, and accept what we are now being allowed. Countless suppliers will go out of business, along with an untold number of health food stores so many rely on. We need to stand together as a people and stop it.

    So often the reaction is, But what can we do? Well now there is something we can do, and that is to get behind the NHPPA Constitutional/Legal Challenge of the NHP Regulations, and support them in their efforts to maintain all of our freedoms. That means taking political action by writing in your letters of protest, and sending in your financial contribution.

    If you’re not going to do it, …who is? And if none of us do it…we’re toast.

    So
    1. Read the letter, and send it in, (or better yet, write your own). It is meant to be printed double-sided, but you can also tape it back to back. (Remember: do not use any staples, and there is no postage required.)

    2. Visit http://www.nhppa.org to make your financial contribution today, or mail it in using the attached forms.

    For further details on Health Canada�s agenda and the NHP Regulations you can also go to http://www.suspendandreview.com
    Lets stop this injustice before it further undermines our health and freedoms.
    The ability to look after ourselves and our loved ones hangs in the balance.

    John Biggs BSC, NCP
    Optimum Health, Edmonton

    Letter to MPs Protesting NHP Regs.pdf

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    Microchipped Pets

    CHIPPED PETS DEVELOP FAST-GROWING, LETHAL TUMORS
    Owners, Medical Reports Point to Link Between RFID Chips and Cancers in Canines Highly aggressive tumors developed around the microchip implants of two American dogs, killing one of the pets and leaving the other terminally ill. Their owners — and pathology and autopsy reports — have suggested a link between the chips and the formation of the fast-growing cancers. In the town of Paeonian Springs, Va., a five-year-old male Bullmastiff named Seamus died in February, nine months after developing a “hemangio-sarcoma” — a rare, malignant form of cancer that strikes connective tissues and can kill even humans in three to six months. The tumor appeared last May between the dog’s shoulder blades where a microchip had been implanted; by September, a “large mass” had grown with the potential to spread to the lungs, liver and spleen, according a pathology report from the Blue Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Purcellville, Va.Originally scheduled to receive just a biopsy, Seamus underwent emergency surgery. A foot-long incision was opened to extract the 4-pound-3-ounce tumor, and four drains were needed to remove fluid where the tumor had developed. When Howard Gillis, the dog’s owner, picked up his pet the following day, the attending veterinarian stunned him with this question: Did you know your dog had been microchipped twice, and that both chips were in or around the tumor? “While we knew of one chip, which we had put in him at a free local county clinic, we knew nothing of a second chip,” Gillis said. “We believe one of them was put in Seamus by the breeder from whom we bought him when he was about nine months old.” By December, the cancer was back — and the energetic, playful 150-pound dog was huffing and puffing, struggling to walk. Seamus “was 150 pounds of heart,” Gillis said in a recent interview. “He wanted to live.” Gillis said he “got the microchip because I didn’t want him stolen. I thought I was doing right. There were never any warnings about what a microchip could do, but I saw it first-hand. That cancer was something I could see growing every day, and I could see it taking his life … It just ate him up.” To keep his beloved dog from suffering further, he had him put to sleep two months later. In Memphis, a five-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Scotty was diagnosed with cancer at the Cloverleaf Animal Clinic in December. A tumor between the dog’s shoulder blades — precisely where a microchip had been embedded — was described as malignant lymphoma. A tumor the size of a small balloon was removed; encased in it was a microchip. Scotty was given no more than a year to live. But the dog’s owner, Linda Hawkins, wasn’t satisfied with just a prognosis: She wanted to know whether the presence of the microchip had anything to do with Scotty’s illness. Initially, her veterinarian was skeptical that a chip implant could trigger cancer; research has shown that vaccine injections in dogs and cats can lead to tumors. In a December pathology report on Scotty, Evan D. McGee wrote: “I was previously suspicious of a prior unrelated injection site reaction” beneath the tumor. “However, it is possible that this inflammation is associated with other foreign debris, possibly from the microchip.” Observing the glass-encapsulated tag under a microscope, he noted it was partially coated with a translucent material, normally used to keep embedded microchips from moving around the body. “This coating could be the material inciting the inflammatory response,” McGee wrote. Hawkins sent the pathology report to Home Again, the national pet recovery and identification network that endorses microchipping of pets. After having a vet review the document, the company said the chip did not cause Scotty’s tumor — then in January sent Hawkins a $300 check to cover her clinical expenses, no questions asked. “I find it hard to believe that a company will just give away $300 to somebody who calls in, unless there is something bad going on,” Hawkins says. Having spent $4,000 on medical treatment for Scotty since December, Hawkins accepted the money. But she says it hardly covers her $900 monthly outlays for chemotherapy and does little to ease her pet’s suffering. “Scotty is just a baby. He won’t live the 15 years he’s supposed to …I did something I thought a responsible pet owner should — microchip your pet — and to think that it killed him … It just breaks your heart.” Scotty and Seamus aren’t the only pets to have suffered adverse reactions from microchips. Published reports have detailed malignant tumors in two other chipped dogs; in one dog, the researchers said cancer appeared linked to the presence of the embedded chip; in the other, the cancer’s cause was uncertain. Last year, a Chihuahua bled to death in the arms of his distraught owners in Agua Dulce, Calif., just hours after undergoing a chipping procedure. The veterinarian who performed the chipping confirmed that dog died from blood loss associated with the microchip. In another case, a kitten died instantly when a microchip was accidentally injected into its brain stem. And in another, a cat was paralyzed when an implant entered its spinal column. The implants have been widely reported to migrate within animals’ bodies, and can cause abscesses and infection. In 2007, The Associated Press reported on a series of veterinary and toxicology studies that found that microchip implants had “induced” malignant tumors in some lab animals. Published in veterinary and toxicology journals between 1996 and 2006, the studies found that between 1 and 10 percent of lab mice and rats injected with microchips developed malignant tumors, most of them encasing the implants. For more information on the link between microchips and cancer, please read our report:”Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990–2006″ by Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D.
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    Pure Maple Syrup Contains Medicinally Beneficial Compounds, Pharmacy Researcher Finds
    New research has uncovered more than 20 compounds in maple syrup from Canada that have been linked to human health. ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2010) — Before you dig in to your next stack of French toast or waffles, you might want to pour on pure maple syrup.–That’s because University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in medicinal plant research, has found more than 20 compounds in maple syrup from Canada that have been linked to human health, 13 of which are newly discovered in maple syrup. In addition, eight of the compounds have been found in the Acer (maple) family for the first time.–The URI assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in URI’s College of Pharmacy presented his findings March 21 at the American Chemical Society’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The project was made possible by Conseil pour le développement de l’agriculture du Québec (CDAQ), with funding provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program.Several of these anti-oxidant compounds newly identified in maple syrup are also reported to have anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-diabetic properties.

    Prior to the study, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers already knew that its product was full of naturally occurring minerals such as zinc, thiamine and calcium. But it enlisted Seeram to research the presence of plant anti-oxidants. The Federation awarded Seeram a two-year, $115,000 grant with the help of the CDAQ and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. His research continues to determine if the compounds exist in beneficial quantities.—Serge Beaulieu, president of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, said Seeram’s lab is but one in an expanding multi-national network of research facilities dedicated to the study of maple products from Canada.–“We are proud that our producers are generously supporting this research, bringing to light a greater understanding of the gastronomic and health benefits of maple products. It is not just for Canada, but for the welfare of consumers around the world,” Beaulieu said.Geneviève Béland, federation marketing director, said the group has learned that maple products are much more than sugars with only calories to contribute.–“Recent research findings, such as those by Dr. Seeram, reveal a whole array of bioactive compounds that promise to offer many health benefits,” she said. “Our journey to understanding these benefits has just begun.”—Seeram, who was named the 2009 Young Scientist of the Year by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, said his goal is to educate the research community and the public about the many benefits of a variety of plant and berry foods, as well as natural products. His message is receiving widespread attention. Seeram had two of the Top Ten Most Accessed Articles in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2008.—“We know that plants must have strong anti-oxidant mechanisms because they are in the sun throughout their lives,” Seeram said. “We already know that berries, because of their bright colors, are high in anti-oxidants.–“Now we are looking at maple syrup, which comes from the sap located just inside the bark, which is constantly exposed to the sun.”During his maple syrup research, Seeram and his research team found phenolics, the beneficial class of anti-oxidant compounds also found in berries. “We speculated that the sugar maple is wounded when it is tapped for its sap, and that it secretes phenolics as a defense mechanism.”—Seeram said the sap probably has low concentrations of these native phenolics. “But when you boil the sap down, there could be higher levels because syrup is a highly concentrated liquid. Plus, the natural plant bioactives could remain intact or undergo process-induced chemical changes during the heating process resulting in further-derived bioactive compounds.”—The biomedical scientist said such early research is exciting because many people would not associate such a sugary product with healthy biological properties.–“At this point, we are saying, if you choose to put syrup on your pancakes, it may be healthier to use real maple syrup,” he said. “The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers found that 50 percent of consumers don’t know whether the syrup they consume is real maple syrup.”—Seeram acknowledges that real maple syrup is pricier than commercial brands with maple flavoring or even those with no or very little maple syrup. “But you pay for what you get and you get what you pay for, meaning there are consequences for what you eat.—“We know that anti-oxidants are present in the leaves, bark and twigs of the maple tree, so looking at the sap make sense.”–Seeram now has a sugar maple tree trunk sitting in his lab so he can begin a more comprehensive study of the entire tree.”In a certain sense, people view sap as the life blood of the tree,” Seeram said. “Maple syrup is unique in that it is the only commercial product in our diet that comes from a plant’s sap. This is a niche resource for northeast North America. Canada is the biggest producer of maple syrup and the United States is the biggest consumer.”– Story Source:Adapted from materials provided by University of Rhode Island, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

    What’s Cookin’? It Could Be Air Pollution
    Tintillating commercial food smells contain noxious gases, researchers say

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    WEDNESDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) — The enticing aromas that restaurants emit are actually a type of air pollution that could pose a risk to your health and the environment, U.S. researchers report. Gases and tiny solid particles are among the pollutants pumped out by commercial food cooking, according to Deborah Gross, of Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.–“While that mouth-watering smell may whet our appetite, it comes from the emission of smoke from the cooking process into the air that we breathe,” she said in a news release.—Gross and a colleague measured the aerosol particles — solid and liquid droplets — while cooking food using typical commercial appliances — pizzas in an oven, steaks in a broiler, and hamburgers on a griddle, clamshell broiler and charcoal fire.The highest levels of emissions came from fatty foods cooked with high heat, especially with open flames, such as cooking hamburgers on a conveyor broiler. For every 1,000 pounds of hamburger cooked, there were 25 pounds of emissions, they found. For every 1,000 pounds of pizza cooked, there were three pounds of emissions. Noting that certain oils can increase emissions, they said that for every 1,000 pounds of chicken cooked in a wok with peanut oil, there were 45 pounds of emissions.This type of research may lead to better methods of food-related emission control, the researchers said.–“Not only do these emissions affect air quality, but they contain chemicals that are known carcinogens,” Gross said. The study was to be presented March 23 at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco.

    SOURCE: American Chemical Society, news release, March 23, 2010

    Celery Seed and it’s uses

    CRC; JFM); Stone (f; DEP; PHR; PH2); Stress (1; APA); Swelling (1; CAN; FNF; MBB); Toothache (f; KAB); Tumor (1; APA; CRC; JLH); Uterosis (f; JFM); UTI (1; CAN; FNF); Water Retention (2; APA; CAN; FNF; KAB); Wen (f; JLH); Whitlow (f; CRC; JLH). Dosages (Celery) — 200 g root boiled in 500 g water taking 1 cup every 3 hours as antigalactic (JFM); 1–2 leaves for colic (DEP); 1–4 g powdered seed (KAP; PNC); 1–2 tsp seed/cup water (APA); 1–2 g dry seed (PED); 2 g dry seed:10 ml alcohol/10 ml water (PED); 1 g mashed seed/cup hot water (PH2); 1.75 tsp crushed seed/cup water (APA); 0.05–0.1 ml (PNC); 0.5–1 tsp tincture to 3 ×/day (APA; WIC); 0.3–1.5 ml liquid extract (PNC); 0.3–1.2 ml liquid extract (1:1 in 60% alcohol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 0.5–2 g or by decoction 1:5, 3 ×/day (CAN); 2 (500 mg) capsules (450 mg celery extract StX to contain at least 9.9 mg volatile oil in 50 mg synergistic base of whole celery seed powder) 2 ×/day, before meals (NH). Often standardized to 2.2% volatile oil. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Celery) — Class 2b[5], 2d. Individuals with renal disorders should use with caution. Commission E reports potential allergenicity, including anaphylactic shock. Photosensitizing. Contains phototoxic furanocoumarins (AHP). CAN cautions that the furanocoumarins may cause phototoxicity and dermatosis. Still, they summarize that no side effects or toxicity are documented for celery seed. Photosensitivity reactions have been reported as a result of external contact with celery stems. Even anaphylactic reactions are reported following oral ingestion of the stems. Archives of Dermatology (1990) reported severe phototoxicity in a woman consuming celeriac and then going to a tanning parlor. The new Herbal PDR (Gruenwald et al., 1998) notes that levels of phototoxic furanocoumarins can rise 200-fold under storage conditions, especially if the root is fungally or yeast infected (PHR). No side effects, toxicity documented for celery fruit (CAN). Persons with kidney problems should be cautious. The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys, since apiaceous EOs may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation. Contraindicated during pregnancy (uterotonic activity demonstrated for the EO (CAN)). Celery seed oil abortifacient (JFM). Oil, though stated to be nonirritant, nonphototoxic, and nonsensitizing in humans, is also reported to have uterotonic activity; the seeds are said to affect the menstrual cycle and even to be abortifacient (CAN). There’s a rare allergy, Birch-Celery Syndrome; people sensitive to birch or mugwort (watch out moxibustionists) pollen may have an immediate reaction just eating celery or taking celery seed products. “Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (But, regrettably, it doesn’t give those therapeutic dosage levels.) So far, in my 5.5 years on celery seed extract, I have not knowingly suffered any side effects from the 2–4 capsules or tablets I take a day, every day, without fail, for the prevention of the gout crisis. Celery herb, seed, and root unapproved for therapeutic application, as far as Germany’s Commission E is concerned. Extracts (Celery) — Extracts antiedemic, antiinflammatory, hypoglycemic, and hypotensive. LD50 >5000 mg/kg orl rat (CAN). Juice choleretic. Chamomile is a better source of the COX-2 inhibitor apigenin (to 0.8% ZMB), but celery stalks may contain to 0.2%, making it the best food farmacy source (COX). Celery seed oil bacteriostatic against Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus subtilis, Corynebacterium diptheriae, Pseudomonas solanacearum, Salmonella typhi, Shigella dysenteriae, Staphylococcus albus, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Vibrio cholerae. The seed oil shows a chemotactic effect and cercaricidal activity of the cercaria of Schistosoma mansoni (SPI).

    Celery Seed Recipe—take the celery seed and add 1-2 tablespoons into a blender and then add clear alcohol whether wine or spirit and add ½ cup of the menstrum ( the alcohol) and at high speed for 10 minutes blend—afterwards strain into a container of glass bottle and date it and use it as you see fit—this will as well increase testosterone due to it’s androsterone content so this can be a good mix with garlic for those who are interested in rectifying there androgens—this to can be combo’s with other herbs( spices ) for an increase or repairing of the brain and the areas of brain that are susceptible to break down —such as the acetyl cholne and the arteries due to plaque build up

     

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    Dosages (Ginger) — 3–10 g fresh ginger, or 2–4 g dry ginger, 1–3 ×/day (JAD; SKY); 0.3–1.5 g rhizome several ×/day (MAD); 500–1000 mg fresh root 3 ×/day (MAB); 2–4 tbsp fresh root (PED); 3–6 g dry root (PED); 4.5 g dry root:22 ml alcohol/23 ml water (PED); 500 mg dry root 2–4 ×/day –(MAB); 0.3–1 g powdered root (PNC); 2 tsp powdered root/cup water (APA); 0.25–1.0 g herb, or in tea, 3 ×/day (CAN); 0.7–2 ml liquid extract (1:2)/day (MAB); 0.25–3 ml herbal tincture (CAN; SKY); 0.25–3 ml tincture (PNC); 1.7–5 ml tincture (1:5)/day (MAB); 1.5–9 g/day (FAY); 2–4 g/day (HH3); 500 mg tablet 2–4 ×/day (MAB); 3 (530 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (NH); 1 (480 mg) StX 2 ×/day; 15–60 mg ginger oleoresin (PNC); 2.5–5 ml ginger syrup (PNC). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Ginger) — Class 2b, 2d (AHP).“Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Perhaps erring on the side of caution, Reichert cautions that ginger may raise the blood pressure, may amplify blood-thinning drug activities, and might be contraindicated in pregnancy. Contraindicated in childhood fevers and gallstones (WAM). Patients with gallstones should consult a practitioner before taking ginger (AHP). The Lawrence Review says overdoses may cause cardiac arrhythmias and CNS depression (LRNP, November 1991). Large doses (6 g or more) possibly gastroirritant, causing a significant increase in exfoliation of gastric surface epithelial cells in human volunteers (MAB). Due to ginger’s strong antiaggregant activity, experts recommend it not be used by people with blood clotting disorders. Many chemotherapy patients experience periods when their blood platelet counts drop dramatically. Doctors will warn patients to avoid aspirin when their platelet counts are low. They feel that patients should also avoid ginger when their platelet count drops, while continuing use of ginger for patients with normal platelet counts. Less conservatively, Commission E reports rhizome should not be used for vomiting in pregnancy (AEH). Lininger et al. (1998) adds heartburn as a rare side effect. “A doctor should be informed if ginger is used before surgery to counteract possible postanesthesia nausea” (SKY). Extracts (Ginger) — Fresh ginger juice reduces serum glucose levels in experimental animals (PED). Both fresh and dry rhizome suppress gastric contractions and reduce vomiting (PNC). Gingerols and shogaols are analgesic, antipyretic, antiprostaglandin, antiulcer, hepatoprotective, and hypotensive (PNC). As carminatives, the EOs, oleoresins, and proteolytic enzymes stimulate digestion, helping combat the effects of overeating, improper chewing, or excessive motion. They increase gastric motility and neutralize acids and toxins in the digestive tract (PED). Gingerol and 6-gingerol inhibit gastric ulceration in rats. I suspect there’s synergy at work in the antiulcer phytochemicals in ginger. 6-Gingesulfonic acid is less pungent but more potent against ulcers than 6-gingerol or 6-shogaol (MAB). Oral spray dried ginger (500 mg/kg) or combinations ginger and licorice extracts (1000 mg/kg), significantly prevented gastric mucosal damage induced by ethanol in rats. Pretreatment with these inhibited the reduction in the deep corpus mucin content caused by ethanol (MAB). As a powerful thromboxane-synthetase inhibitor and prostacyclin agonist, ginger has potential as an antidepressant, in alcohol withdrawal and the complications of liver damage, and in treating a side effect of alcoholism, impotence, in preventing aging penile vascular changes. LD50 ginger oil = >5000 mg/kg orl rat (MAB), LDlo ginger extract = >2300 mg/kg orl mouse, equivalent to 75,000 mg/kg ginger (MAB). Ginger extract equal to aspirin in antiedemic activity; 940 mg powdered ginger is more effective than 100 mg dimenhydrinate for kinetosis (motion sickness); ginger is equal to metoclopramide for postoperative nausea and vomiting (WHO). 8 Gingerol more potently inhibited the response to serotonin than the control drug, cocaine (MAB). Gingerols are more potent at inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis than indomethacin (MAB). Ginger extract inhibited swelling as actively as aspirin (MAB). Shogaol as antitussive as dihydrocodeine (TRA).

     

    Recipes

    Recipes with Ginger—take a length o Ginger about 3-6 inches and peel—add to blender—add honey ¼-1/2 cup ( unpasteurized) if you cannot get that use what is at your disposal –Raw—Unheated ( if it is not unpasteurized chances are it has been microwaved—called flash pasteurizing )—add ½ ounce of any type of drinking alcohol—allow to blend til it is totally fused ( should take about 5-7 minutes )pour into a GLASS container—use it for alertness—pylori—circulation—digestion—healing—pain and assorted uses

     

    Recipe Combo with Ginger—take the 3-6 inch of ginger—peel it and add to blender—pour a ½ cup of wine –add either powdered cayenne 1 heaping tablespoon ( or more if you really like this hot) blend this at high speed for 10 minutes —strain bottle it in glass and use it in ½ – 1 tsp increments ( if giving this to kids dilute it in either honey or oil this is potent) Great for pain—Heart—Circulation—Bacterial—Fungal—Viral—Stomach—Liver Support and a host of other things

     

    High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring

    Study ties the ubiquitous sweetener to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease—URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_96629.html FRIDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) — New research links consumption of high-fructose corn syrup, the extremely popular sweetener that shows up in food products from ketchup to jelly, to liver damage in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It’s not clear if the sweetener directly causes liver scarring, also known as fibrosis, but those who consumed more of the sweetener appeared to have more liver scarring, according to the report released online in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the journal Hepatology. “We have identified an environmental risk factor that may contribute to the metabolic syndrome of insulin resistance and the complications of the metabolic syndrome, including liver injury,” Dr. Manal Abdelmalek, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology/hepatology at Duke University Medical Center and leader of a team of scientists behind the new research, said in a university news release. The researchers examined the medical records of 427 adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), along with questionnaires the patients completed about their diets. –Only 19 percent of adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease said they never drank beverages containing the sweetener; 29 percent did so every day, the investigators found. —“Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is present in 30 percent of adults in the United States,” Abdelmalek said in the news release. “Although only a minority of patients progress to cirrhosis, such patients are at increased risk for liver failure, liver cancer, and the need for liver transplant. Unfortunately, there is no therapy for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. My hope is to see if we can find a factor, such as increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup, which if modified, can decrease the risk of liver disease.”–Representatives of the corn refining industry took issue with the findings, noting that the study involved a wide range of sources of fructose, not just beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn sugar. Furthermore, “fructose has not been proven to be a cause of NAFLD in humans, and NAFLD subjects are compromised individuals with significant health problems which have very little to do with fructose intake,” according to a news release from the Corn Refiners Association released late Friday.—“Moreover, associative studies of this kind are widely judged to be of low scientific value when trying to establish cause-and-effect, data from studies like this that are dependent on recollection of the study subjects are notoriously imprecise, and these studies are full of confounding variables and exceedingly difficult to control,” the CRA added.—SOURCE: Duke University Medical Center, news release, March 18, 2010; March 19, 2010, news release, Corn Refiners Association

     

    EFSA sets new DRV for carbs, fats and water
    The European Food Safety Authority published new dietary reference values (DRVs) for carbohydrates, sugar, fibre, fats and water confirming proposals made last year. The final levels have drawn criticism from some scientists. The EU risk assessor was asked by the European Commission to update DRVs for a slate of nutrients on the basis of the most recent scientific evidence, as the last time these were set was in 1993. The values released today are the first of three batches: advice on protein and energy is in the works, and EFSA will start working on vitamins and minerals later this year. EFSA held public consultations on the new DRVs prior to confirming them. The values will now be used as an evidence base underpinning nutritional policies, public health targets, and consumer info and education programmes.

    Carbs, sugar and fibre

    EFSA’s advice on total carbohydrates is that intake should comprise between 45 and 60 per cent of total energy intake for both adults and children. A daily intake of 25g of fibre is recommended for normal bowel function in adults; II( Totally absurd—anyone eating this much carb as either a fibre or food will wind up depleting there minerals as well as taxing certain organs as well—not to mention the brain deficiency this will cause over a period of time—and the allowance of diseases that will thrive in this type of environment—such as parasites—yeast—and fungal—amoebic as well ) EFSA has also recognised evidence linking fibre to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, and its role in weight management. II ( yes it will manage to increase body mass as a result of insulin imbalancing—totally absurd )

    However it could not find sufficient evidence to support the role of the glycaemic index and glycaemic load in maintaining weight and preventing diet-related diseases. —No upper limit for sugars has been set, either, because of insufficient evidence and health effects are a matter ofII what foods are consumed and how often, rather than the amount of sugar per se.( again setting standards to conform to a global directive an impossible standard due to the environmental and life styles of different people from different parts of the planet ) II The panel does recognise that there is “good evidence that frequent consumption of foods high in sugars increases the risk of tooth decay”( if this breaks down bone what about your organs and glands?? Scientist or quackery—either way it is a religion I do not want to join —this stupidity will break you down and cause all kinds of deficiencies as well injuries due to the sugar and yeast and fungal environment that this amount of starchy sugar will create. But says policy makers should consider evidence for consumption patterns of sugar-containing foods when making national nutrition recommendations.

    Balancing fats

    Overall, EFSA says fat intakes should range between 20 and 35 per cent of total energy for adults (the values for children are adjusted to take account of their developmental needs). But evidence for impact of different kinds of fat is recognised, such as the link between saturated and trans fats and blood cholesterol levels. Here too, though, EFSA leaves it to national policy makers to decide how to couch the message that mono- and poly-unsaturated fatty acids are better than trans and saturated. In the case of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, however, it is more prescriptive. It says a daily intake of 250mg for adults “may reduce the risk of heart disease”. II( another line of BS—the PCB’s and the mercury will cause thyroid and brain issues ) However academics and industry have been lobbying for far higher values than this – ideally over 500mg a day. Following the publication of the proposed values, a 22-strong of scientists wrote to EFSA to ask it to “reconsider its conclusions and advice on omega-3 fatty acids afresh, right from the beginning.” II ( again this will be about who they are representing and the money trail )The scientists also objected to the proposal that ALA (alpha-linolenic) acid is a “viable precursor” to longer-chain DHA and EPA fatty acids. EFSA’s final opinion states that “ALA cannot be synthesised by the body, is required to maintain metabolic integrity, and is therefore considered to be an essential fatty acid”. It proposes an adequate intake level of 0.5 per cent of energy, but says there is not enough evidence to set an average requirement, a lower threshold intake or a population reference intake. It also sees no need for a tolerable upper intake level, as it says there is no convincing evidence of any detrimental health effects. The final DRV included in the current batch is for water. EFSA says 2 litres a day is considered adequate for women, and 2.5 litres for men.

     

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    Your Fat May Help You Heal– Researcher Extracts Natural Scaffold for Tissue Growth

    Adipogel forms a viscous droplet when isolated on a petri dish. After further processing, it can be used as a natural extracellular matrix to support new tissue growth. (Credit: N. Sharma)-ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2010) — It frequently happens in science that what you throw away turns out to be most valuable. It happened to Deepak Nagrath, but not for long.–The Rice assistant professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering was looking for ways to grow cells in a scaffold, and he discarded the sticky substance secreted by the cells.–“I thought it was contamination, so I threw the plates away,” said Nagrath, then a research associate at Harvard Medical School.–That substance, derived from adipose cells — aka body fat — turned out to be a natural extracellular matrix, the very thing he was looking for.–Nagrath, who joined Rice in 2009, and his co-authors have since built a biological scaffold that allows cells to grow and mature. He hopes the new material, when suffused with stem cells, will someday be injected into the human body, where it can repair tissues of many types without fear of rejection.—The research by Nagrath and his co-authors appeared last week in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal. The basic idea is simple: Prompt fat cells to secrete what bioengineers call “basement membrane.” This membrane mimics the architecture tissues naturally use in cell growth, literally a framework to which cells attach while they form a network. When the cells have matured into the desired tissue, they secrete another substance that breaks down and destroys the scaffold.–Structures that support the growth of living cells into tissues are highly valuable to pharmaceutical companies for testing drugs in vitro. Companies commonly use Matrigel, a protein mixture secreted by mouse cancer cells, but for that reason it can’t be injected into patients.–“Fat is one thing that is in excess in the body. We can always lose it,” Nagrath said. The substance derived from the secretions, called Adipogel, has proven effective for growing hepatocytes, the primary liver cells often used for pharmaceutical testing.–“My approach is to force the cells to secrete a natural matrix,” he said. That matrix is a honey-like gel that retains the natural growth factors, cytokines (substances that carry signals between cells) and hormones in the original tissue.–Nagrath’s strategy for growing cells isn’t the only approach being pursued, even at Rice: Another method reported last week in Nature Nanotechnology uses magnetic levitation to grow three-dimensional cell cultures.–But Nagrath is convinced his strategy is ultimately the most practical for rebuilding tissue in vivo, and not only because it may cost significantly less than Matrigel. “The short-term goal is to use this as a feeder layer for human embryonic stem cells. It’s very hard to maintain them in the pluripotent state, where they keep dividing and are self-renewing,” he said.—Once that goal is achieved, Adipogel may be just the ticket for transplanting cells to repair organs. “You can use this matrix as an adipogenic scaffold for stem cells and transplant it into the body where an organ is damaged. Then, we hope, these cells and the Adipogel can take over and improve their functionality.”Nagrath’s co-authors are Nripen S. Sharma, a research associate at Rutgers University, and Martin Yarmush, the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering at Harvard Medical School.—The National Institutes of Health and the Shriners Hospitals for Children supported their research.

    Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by Rice University. Journal Reference:–Sharma et al. Adipocyte-derived basement membrane extract with biological activity: applications in hepatocyte functional augmentation in vitro. The FASEB Journal, 2010; DOI: 10.1096/fj.09-135095

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    Activities (Savory) — Analgesic (f; HH3); Anaphrodisiac[U1] (f; APA); Antialzheimeran (1; COX; FNF); Antiarthritic (1; COX; FNF); Antibacterial (1; APA; CRC; HH3); Anticancer (1; COX; FNF); Antidiuretic (f; CRC); Antiherpetic (1; HH3); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; COX; FNF); Antioxidant (1; CRC; FNF; HH3); Antiseptic (1; HH3; PHR; PH2; PNC); Antispasmodic (1; APA; HH3; PNC); Antiviral (1; HH3; PH2); Aphrodisiac[U2] (f; APA); Astringent (1; APA; CRC; PHR; PH2); Carminative (f; CRC; PNC); COX-2 Inhibitor (1; COX; FNF); Decongestant (1; APA); Diaphoretic (f; CRC); Digestive (f; CRC); Diuretic (1; APA); Expectorant (1; APA; PNC); Fungicide (f; APA); Laxative (f; CRC); Sedative (1; CRC; HH3); Stimulant (f; CRC); Stomachic (f; CRC); Tonic (f; APA; LAF); Vermifuge (f; CRC). Indications (Savory) — Alzheimer’s (1; COX; FNF); Anorexia (f; APA); Arthrosis (1; COX; FNF); Bacteria (1; APA; CRC; HH3); Bite (f; LAF); Cancer (1; COX; FNF); Cancer, mouth (1; COX; JLH); Cancer, throat (1; COX; JLH); Catarrh (f; CRC); Cholecystosis (f; HH3); Cold (1; APA; HH3); Colic (f; CRC); Congestion (1; APA); Constipation (f; CRC); Cough (1; APA); Cramp (1; APA; CRC; HH3; PNC); Diarrhea (1; APA; HH3); Dysmenorrhea (f; HH3); Dyspepsia (1; APA); Enterosis (1; APA; PHR); Fever (f; CRC); Frigidity (f; CRC); Fungus (f; APA); Gas (1; APA; CRC; HH3; PNC); Gastrosis (1; APA; PHR); Hepatosis (f; HH3); Herpes (1; HH3); Infection (1; APA; HH3; PNC); Inflammation (1; APA; COX; FNF); Insomnia (1; CRC; HH3); Mucososis (f; HH3); Mycosis (f; APA); Nausea (f; LAF); Nephrosis (f; HH3); Nervousness (1; CRC; HH3); Otosis (f; CRC); Pain (f; HH3); Salmonella (1; HH3); Sclerosis (f; CRC; JLH); Staphylococcus (1; HH3); Streptococcus (f; HH3); Throat (1; APA); Virus (1; HH3; PH2); Water Retention (1; APA); Worm (f; CRC; HH3). Dosages (Savory) — 1.5 g in tea (HH3); 3 tsp dry herb/day (PHR); (1–2 pediatric)-4 tsp herb/cup water 1–3 ×/day (APA); 0.5–1 tsp tincture 1–3 ×/day (APA). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Savory) — Class 1 (AHP). Applied undiluted to backs of hairless mice, summer savory oil was lethal to half the animals in 48 hours (LAF). LD50 = 1370 orl rat (HH3). An important source of the COX-2 inhibitor, ursolic acid (COX).

     

     

    One million signatures for banning GMOs in Europe

    GM FOOD— FACTS NOT CROPS

    The European Commission has just approved growing genetically modified crops for the first time in 12 years, putting the GM lobby’s profits over public concerns – 60% of Europeans feel we need more information before growing foods that could threaten our health and environment. A new initiative allows 1 million EU citizens a unique chance to make official requests of the European Commission. Let’s build a million voices for a ban on GM foods until the research is done. Sign the petition below and spread the word. Don’t forget to include your address so that all of our
    signatures count for the citizens’ initiative.

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_health_and_biodiversity/98.php

    To the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso: We call on you to put a moratorium on the introduction of GM crops into Europe and set up an independent, ethical, scientific body to research the impact of GM crops and determine regulation.

    Read the rest of this report here
    http://www.i-sis.org.uk/banningGMOsInEuropePetition.php

    Or read other articles about GM crops here
    http://www.i-sis.org.uk/GE-agriculture.php

     

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    China’s Soils Ruined by Overuse of Chemical Fertilizers

    Cropland soils are turning acid from the overuse of nitrogen fertilizers, decreasing productivity, polluting the environment, and contributing huge amounts of greenhouse gas emissions; researchers recommend reducing fertilizer use, but have not considered phasing it out altogether by adopting organic agriculture Dr. Mae-Wan Ho—Intensive chemical agriculture turns soils acid—There has been a significant decline in soil pH since the 1980s in China’s major croplands, mainly from the overuse of nitrogen fertilizers. This was revealed in a study carried out by Chinese, UK and US researchers led by Zhang Fu Suo at the China Agricultural University in Beijing [1]. “Serious soil acidification will threaten food security and environmental safety worldwide,” Zhang said [2]. “Our work has shown that soil quality or soil health should be paid more attention in intensive agricultural production systems receiving high nitrogen and other resource inputs.” The researchers recommend optimal nutrient-management strategies that can significantly reduce nitrogen fertilizer rates without compromising crop yield, but have not considered adopting organic agriculture and phasing out nitrogen fertilizers altogether. –Soils are strongly buffered by inorganic ions, by the weathering of soil mineral, and in the acidic range, by interactions with aluminium and iron, so that its pH remains relatively constant. (pH is a measure of acidity and alkalinity on a scale of 0 to 14; 7 being neutral; it is approximately equal to the negative logarithm (base 10) of the hydrogen ion (H+) concentration.) Soils become acid very slowly under natural conditions, over hundreds to millions of years. Old soils and soils in high rainfall regions tend to be more acid. Naturally acid soils occupy approximately 30 percent of the world’s ice-free land and are commonly associated with phosphorus deficiency, aluminium toxicity, and reduced biodiversity and productivity. –Chinese agriculture has intensified greatly since the early 1980s on a limited land area with large inputs of chemical fertilizers. Grain production and fertilizer nitrogen consumption reached 502 Mt and 32.6 Mt respectively in 2007, increasing 54 and 191 percent since 1981. High levels of N fertilizer can acidify soils both directly and indirectly, and the rates of N applied in some regions are very high compared with those of North America and Europe. This has degraded soils and environmental quality in the North China Plain and the Taihu Lake region in south China, traditionally famous for its scenic beauty but now infamously putrid and polluted [3, 4]. –A national soil survey had been conducted during the early 1980s, and pH was determined in all top soils sampled. For comparison, the team collected all published data on top soil pH from 2000 to 2008 and compiled two (unpaired) datasets on the basis of six soil groups according to geography, and two subgroups of cereal crops and cash crops. Both cropping systems receive very high fertilizer inputs compared with other agricultural systems worldwide, especially cash crops like greenhouse vegetables that have expanded rapidly since the 1980s. The results showed significant drops in pH of 0.13 to 0.8 except in the highest pH soils, which represent only a small percentage of Chinese cultivated soils. In all other soil groups, acidification has been greater in cash crops (pH decreased by 0.3 to 0.8) than cereals (0.13 to 0.76) (see Table 1). As the scale is logarithmic, a pH decrease of 0.3 corresponds to a doubling in hydrogen ion activity. Soils in group 1 are the most acidic in south China and have acidified further since the 1980s. Athough the net Ph decreases for group 1 soils were small compared to the other groups, the impact may be more pronounced because these soils are approaching acidity at which potentially toxic metals such as aluminium and manganese could be mobilized. Read the rest of this article here http://www.i-sis.org.uk/chinasSoilRuined.php

     

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    Doctors Say, Reader’s Digest is Wrong
    Physicians and Researchers Set the Record Straight about Vitamins
    (OMNS, Apr 3, 2010) Yes, Reader’s Digest actually said:

    “Once upon a time, you believed in the tooth fairy. . . http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/5-vitamin-truths-and-lies/article175625.html )But these doctors disagree: —“From start to finish, the Reader’s Digest article, ‘5 Vitamin Truths and Lies’ was one of the worst bits of propaganda I ever saw. There was not one word in it discussing the benefits of multivitamins, vitamin C, and studies supporting the use of vitamins for preventing cancer and heart disease. Not once was a single dose mentioned. This alone makes the entire effort a farce aimed at a readership that is relying on the publication for accurate information.” Allan N. Spreen, M.D. (Mesa, AZ)

    FF”Vitamins are among the safest substances known. They have the most minimal side effects, even in large doses, compared with the death rate due to conventional drugs taken according to the manufacturers’ advice. Vitamin C is among the most powerful immune modulators if given in large doses. Scare stories against the use of vitamins do the public no good.” Erik Paterson, M.D. (Vancouver, BC)

    FF”This is not the first time Reader’s Digest has written about “bad” vitamins, and they always seem to manage to put it on the front page. But look at their advertising: so much of it is for pharmaceutical drugs. No wonder the article states virtually nothing of the thousands of positive results with vitamins.” James A. Jackson, Ph.D. (Wichita, KS)

    FF”The author of the Reader’s Digest article has not understood the articles used to support her arguments. For example, with vitamin C and the common cold, the article appears to refer to the 2007 Cochrane report. However, this report has been updated frequently since 2007. The last update was on February 2nd of this year. Either the reporter did not read the up-to-date review, or she was unable to understand its content. The review applies only to low intakes, and contains major objections that studies of large doses and orthomolecular intakes were not included. All the data were for intakes far below the levels actually claimed to be effective. The summary of the paper does indeed give a misleading impression, but people might expect an intelligent reporter to check the rest of the report before giving advice.” Steve Hickey, Ph.D. (Manchester, UK)

    FF”The material was not well-researched, and a bias was clearly in play. 15 pages of drug advertisements in that issue of Reader’s Digest is very telling, indeed.” Thomas E. Levy, M.D. (Colorado Springs, CO)

    FF”What a poor job! Reader’s Digest needs to review the literature. Haven’t they read any articles by Dr. Bruce Ames? Do they know what quantities of vitamin C ascorbic were used in the cold studies mentioned in their one-sided report? Do they know of the high doses that showed benefit? Do they know of the many studies that have reported benefit from vitamin E and carotenes? It’s easy to be ignorant but biased. Before a magazine does such a public health disservice, first get the all the facts.”
    Michael J. Gonzalez, Ph.D. (San Juan, PR)

    FF”As a family practitioner who has prescribed vitamins for many reasons, with beneficial results over the past 25 years, I have removed Reader’s Digest from my waiting room. Unless there is a follow-up article disclaiming most of what was written, I will discourage my patients from reading Reader’s Digest because of their biased and misleading information.”
    Stephen Faulkner, M.D. (Duncan, BC)

    FFOwen Fonorow of The Vitamin C Foundation adds: —“Why did Reader’s Digest deem it appropriate to publish unbalanced opinions about the value of vitamins in the April 2010 issue? A balanced report would have quoted experts from both sides of the argument. The negative studies of vitamins are biased, utilizing too small amounts, especially of vitamin C, to fairly evaluate the therapeutic use of the vitamins. There is a 70-year-long history of vitamin C research (now more than 80,000 papers) that consistently shows therapeutic results at higher dosages of many thousands of milligrams. Linus Pauling recommended at least 5,000 mg of vitamin C daily for reversing heart disease. It is a serious public health mistake for Reader’s Digest to recommend against a multivitamin.”

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    FFRecipe Cocoa Thermal —-you will need cocoa ¼ cup—maple syrup—2 tablespoon—1-2 egg yolks—1/4 cup of either coconut oil or a combo of cocoa and coconut oil ¼ cup —powdered green tea ¼ cup—1 tsp – 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper—what you will do is blend the yolks with the fat til smooth and then add your maple syrup pour in your powdered cocoa and green tea and cayenne let blend til smooth and thick—pour into a glass container—consume when ever you need to feel a lift —before a work out —after a break—it will have a slight stimulating effect—slight energy boosting—good levels of different antioxidants from the cayenne cocoa ( heart—circulatory—anticancer ….) with the green tea ( antioxidant—lung and stomach protectant—anti cancer ….) the maple syrup will have minerals as well as other therapeutic impact as a preventative—the fats will increase energy—protect against viral infections—brain support—heart—immune system support

     

     

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    Flavonoids in Orange Juice Suppress Oxidative Stress from High-Fat, High-Carb Meal-

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    Green Food Choice May Not Be So Green

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    Flavonoids in Orange Juice Suppress Oxidative Stress from High-Fat, High-Carb Meal–ScienceDaily (Mar. 31, 2010) — Eating foods containing flavonoids — orange juice, in this case — along with a high-fat, high-carbohydrate fast-food meal neutralizes the oxidative and inflammatory stress generated by the unhealthy food and helps prevent blood vessel damage, a new study by University at Buffalo endocrinologists shows.–Free radicals, or reactive oxygen species, are known to induce inflammation in blood vessel linings and contribute to the risk of heart attack and stroke. Study researchers say the potent preventative effect of orange juice likely is linked to its heavy load of the flavonoids naringenin and hesperidin, which are major antioxidants. “Our data show, for the first time to our knowledge, that drinking orange juice with a meal high in fat and carbohydrates prevented the marked increases in reactive oxygen species and other inflammatory agents,” says UB’s Husam Ghanim, PhD, first author on the study.–“This did not happen when participants drank water or a sugary drink with the meal,” he says. “These issues of inflammation following a meal are important because the resultant high glucose and high triglycerides are known to be related to the development of cardiovascular events.”–Ghanim is a research assistant professor in UB’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. IThe study appears in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and appeared online ahead of print.–The study involved three groups of 10 normal-weight healthy men and women between the ages of 20 and 40. After an overnight fast, participants ate a 900-calorie breakfast composed of an egg “muffin” sandwich, a sausage “muffin” sandwich and a serving of hash browns. The meal contained 81 grams of carbohydrates, 51 grams of fat and 32 grams protein.—Along with the breakfast, one group drank 300 calories of “not-from-concentrate” orange juice, a second group drank a 300-calorie glucose drink and the third group drank an equal amount of water. All participants were given 15 minutes to finish their food and drink. Blood samples were collected before the meal and at 1, 3 and 5 hours afterwards. There was no significant difference in inflammatory mediators among the groups before the meal.—Analysis of the samples after the meal showed that oxygen free radicals increased an average of 62 percent with water, 63 percent with the glucose and 47 percent with orange juice. There also was an increase in blood components known as toll-like receptors, which play an important role in the development of inflammation, atherosclerosis, obesity, insulin resistance, and injury to cardiac cells than can occur after a blocked vessel is reopened.—Orange juice also prevented a significant increase in SOCS-3, an important mediator of insulin resistance, which contributes to development of type 2 diabetes.—“These data emphasize that a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal is profoundly and rapidly proinflammatory, and that this process occurs at the cellular and molecular level,” says Paresh Dandona, MD, UB distinguished professor of medicine, director of the Diabetes-Endocrinology Center of Western New York at Kaleida Health and senior author on the study.–“In addition, specific proinflammatory genes are activated after the intake of glucose and a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal, and these changes are observed in mononuclear cells that participate in vascular inflammation and insulin resistance,” he says.—“These observations extend our previous work showing oxidative and inflammatory stress following such meals by demonstrating a remarkable increase in the mediators of insulin resistance after a single meal, and the equally remarkable prevention of these changes following the intake of orange juice.”—Dandona emphasizes that vascular inflammation is an essential component of atherosclerosis, and that this inflammation may become permanent if a person consumes similar meals regularly.”The choice of safe foods that are not proinflammatory may provide protection from the unending cycle of postprandial and cumulative inflammation,” he says. “This choice may lower the risk of atherosclerosis and resistance to insulin.”—Additional contributors to the study, are Chang Ling Sia, Mannish Upadhyay, Kelly Korzeniewski, Prabhakar Viswananthan, Sanaa Abuaysheh, and Priya Mohanty.–The research is supported by grants to Dandona from the Florida Department of Citrus, the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association.
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    TURMERIC (Curcuma longa L.) +++ Synonym: C. domestica Valeton.

    Activities (Turmeric) — Alterative (f; DAD; SUW); Amebicide (1; MPI); Analgesic (1; BIB; COX); Antacid (f; BIB; DAD); Antiaggregant (1; AKT; MAB; SKY); Antiangiogenic (1; MAB); Antiarthritic (1; APA; PED; WHO); Antibacterial (1; APA; MAB; MPI); Anticholeretic (1; DAD); Antidote, arsenic (f; DAD); Antiedemic (1; WHO); Antifertility (1; PH2; PNC); Antihistaminic (1; MAB; MPI; SKY); Anti-HIV (1; MAB); Antiinflammatory (2; APA; KOM; PH2; TRA; WAM); Antiintegrase (1; MAB; WHO); Antileukemic (1; AKT); Antileukotriene (1; BGB); Antilymphomic (1; APA; JAD; MAB); Antimutagenic (1; BGB; MAB); Antioxidant (1; PHR; PH2; WAM; WHO); Antiprostaglandin (1; PH2); Antipsoriatic (1; FNF); Antipyretic (1; BIB; COX); Antiseptic (1; MAB; PH2; PNC); Antispasmodic (1; BIB; SHT); Antithromboxane (1; MAB); Antitumor (1; APA; MAB; PH2; TRA); Antiulcer (1; TRA; WHO); Aperitif (2; BIB; PHR); Astringent (f; BIB); Bitter (1; AKT); Cardioprotective (1; MAB); Carminative (1; APA; MAB; SUW; WHO); Chemopreventive (1; MAB); Cholagogue (1; BGB; SHT; TRA); Choleretic (2; KOM; SHT; TRA; WHO); Cholecystokinetic (2; KOM; SHT; WHO); Cyclooxygenase Inhibitor (1; MAB; PNC); Cytotoxic (1; MAB); Decongestant (f; BIB); Depurative (f; MAB; SUW); Digestive (1; MAB); Diuretic (f; APA; BIB); Dusgeusia (f; KAB); Emmenagogue (1; AHP; DAD); Expectorant (f; BIB); Fibrinolytic (1; MAB); Fungicide (1; MAB); Gastroprotective (1; WHO); Hemostat (f; DAD); Hepatoprotective (2; AKT; APA; DAD; PH2; PNC; TRA); Hepatotoxic (1; MAB); Hypocholesterolemic (1; APA; MAB; TRA; WAM); Hypolipidemic (2; MAB; PHR); Hypotriglyceridemic (1; TRA); Immunostimulant (1; BGB; TRA); Insectifuge (1; PHR); Laxative (f; BIB); Lice (f; HAD); Lipolytic (f; PH2); Litholytic (1; HHB; MAB); Mucogenic (1; WHO); Mucolytic (f; AKT); Myorelaxant (1; WHO); Nematicide (1; MAB); NO Scavenger (1; MAB); ODC Inhibitor (1; MAB); Parasiticide (f; DAD; SUW); Phagocytotic (1; BGB; WHO); Protisticide (1; APA; MPI; PNC); Secretagogue (1; TRA); Secretolytic (1; TRA); Stimulant (f; BIB; SUW); Stomachic (f; BIB); TNF Inhibitor (1; MAB); Tonic (1; SUW); Ulcerogenic (1; APA; MAB; WHO); Uterotonic (1; AHP); Vermifuge (f; KAB; SUW); Vulnerary (1; AKT; KAB). Indications (Turmeric) — Abscess (1; FNF; TRA); Adenopathy (f; DAD; JLH); Allergy (1; WAM); Alzheimer’s (1; COX; FNF); Ameba (1; MPI); Amenorrhea (1; BGB; PH2; WHO); Anorexia (2; BGB; BIB; BRU; PHR; PH2); Arthrosis (1; APA; KAP; MAB; PED; WAM; WHO); Asthma (1; MAB; WHO); Atherosclerosis (1; MAB; SKY); Athlete’s Foot (1; FNF); Bacteria (1; APA; MAB; MPI); Bite (f; BIB; PH2); Bleeding (f; DAD; PED; PH2); Boil (1; DAD; WHO); Bronchosis (f; BIB; PH2); Bruise (f; DAV; PED; PH2; WHO); Bursitis (1; SKY); Cancer (1; APA; BGB; MAB; PH2; TRA); Cancer, abdomen (1; COX; FNF; JLH); Cancer, breast (1; COX; FNF; MAB); Cancer, colon (1; COX; FNF; JLH; JNU); Cancer, joint (1; JLH; MAB); Cancer, mouth (1; COX; FNF; JLH); Cancer, nose (1; COX; FNF; JLH); Cancer, sinew (1; COX; FNF; JLH); Cardiopathy (1; AKT; MAB); Cataract (1; MAB); Catarrh (f; UPW); Chest Ache (f; PH2); Childbirth (f; DAD); Cholecystosis (2; APA; PHR); Cold (f; KAP; PH2); Colic (f; APA; PED; PH2); Coma (f; DAD); Congestion (f; APA; BIB); Conjunctivosis (f; KAB; MAB; PH2; SUW); Constipation (f; BIB; PH2); Coryza (f; KAB); Cramp (1; AKT; BIB; DAD; SHT); Cystosis (f; PH2); Dermatosis (1; AKT; MAB; PH2; SUW; WHO; WOI); Diarrhea (1; APA; WHO); Dropsy (f; DAD); Dusgeusia (f; KAB); Dysmenorrhea (1; AKT; APA; PED; WHO); Dyspepsia (2; KOM; MAB; PH2; WHO); Dysuria (f; DAD); Eczema (1; BGB; KAP; MAB); Edema (1; KAP; PH2; WHO); Elephantiasis (f; DAD); Enterosis (1; AKT; DAD; PH2; WHO); Epilepsy (f; WHO); Epistaxis (f; DAD; PH2); Fever (1; APA; BIB; COX); Fibrosis (1; BGB; MAB); Fungus (1; BIB; MAB; PH2); Gallstone (1; APA; MAB); Gas (1; APA; MAB; PH2; SUW; WHO); Gastrosis (f; PH2); Gonorrhea (f; BIB; KAB); Gray Hair (f; HAD); Headache (f; PH2); Hematemesis (f; DAD; PH2); Hematuria (f; DAD); Hemorrhoid (f; MAB); Hepatosis (2; AKT; APA; DAD; MAB; PED; PHR; PH2; PNC; TRA); High Blood Pressure (1; KAP); High Cholesterol (1; AKT; APA; MAB; TRA; WAM); High Triglycerides (1; MAB; TRA); HIV (1; MAB); Hyperlipidemia (1; MAB); Hysteria (f; DAD); IBS (1; PED); Immunodepression (1; BGB; TRA); Infection (2; MAB; MPI; PH2); Inflammation (2; APA; KOM; PHR; PH2; TRA; WAM; WHO); Itch (f; APA; KAP; PH2); Jaundice (1; MAB; TRA); Laryngosis (1; BIB; COX); Leprosy (f; PH2); Leukemia (1; AKT); Leukoderma (f; DAD); Lymphoma (1; BIB; COX; FNF); Malaria (f; KAP; PH2); Mania (f; DAD); Morning Sickness (1; MAB); Mucososis (f; PH2); Mycosis (1; MAB; PH2); Nephrosis (1; AKT; PH2); Obesity (2; MAB; PHR); Ophthalmia (1; AKT; DAD; PH2); Osteoarthrosis (1; MAB); Ozena (f; KAB); Pain (1; BIB; COX; WHO); Parasite (f; BIB; DAD; KAP; SUW); Polyp (1; COX; JLH; JNU); Psoriasis (1; FNF; MAB); Puerperium (f; MAB); Radiation (1; AKT); Restenosis (1; MAB); Rheumatism (1; BIB; COX; SKY); Rhinosis (1; COX; JLH); Ringworm (f; APA; BIB; KAP; PH2); Scabies (2; BGB); Smallpox (f; DAD); Sore (f; PH2); Sore Throat (f; PH2); Sprain (1; MAB; SUW); Staphylococcus (1; MPI; UPW); Stone (1; HHB; MAB); Stroke (f; PH2); Swelling (1; AKT; COX; PH2; WHO); Syphilis (f; DAD); Trauma (f; AKT); Tumor (1; APA; MAB; PH2; TRA); Ulcer (1; BIB; COX; PED; TRA; WHO); Uveosis (2; AKT); VD (f; BIB; DAD); Vertigo (f; BIB; DAD); Vomiting (f; PH2); Wart (f; JLH); Water Retention (f; APA; BIB); Whitlow (f; JLH); Worm (f; KAB; SUW); Wound (1; APA; BGB; PH2; SUW; WAM); Yeast (1; PED). Dosages (Turmeric) — 4 g turmeric powder in water 1–2 ×/day (MAB); 3–9 g crude turmeric/day (WHO); 4.5–9 g rhizome/day as tea (AHP); 0.1 g rhizome up to 20 g/day (HHB); 1.5–3 g rhizome (KOM); 0.5–1 g rhizome several ×/day between meals, or 1.5–3 g day, often with warm milk (APA); 1 tsp rhizome/cup warm milk (APA); 0.5–1 g oral rhizome infusion 3 ×/day (WHO); 5–14 ml fluid rhizome extract (1:1) divided in 4–5 doses (MAB); 3–5 g fresh herb (PED); 0.3–0.5 g dry herb (PED); 0.4 g dry herb:2 ml alcohol/2 ml water (PED); 1.5–3 g crude drug/day (SHT); 40mg curcumin 3 ×/day (SKY); 1200 mg curcumin (APA); 1 (445 mg) StX capsule 2–3 ×/day (JAD); 300 mg capsules to 3 ×/day (APA). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Turmeric) — Class 2b. Emmenagogue and uterotonic. Contraindicated in patients with bile duct obstruction, gallstones, hyperacidity, and stomach ulcers (AHP; AEH). While in moderate doses, turmeric is said to inhibit cancers, lymphomas and ulcers, overdoses of curcuminoids may possibly be cytotoxic and ulcerogenic, and may lead to diminution of red and white corpuscles. Still, Commission E approves 1.5–3 g/day, not nearly enough to provide 1200 mg curcumin. Commission E also reports contraindications: biliary obstruction; adverse effects: GI irritation from continued use; consult physicians before using if a patient has gallstones (BIS; KOM). At 10% of diet, turmeric caused some loss of hair in rats (MAB). Care should be taken in women who wish to conceive or patients complaining of alopecia (MAB). Rather frightening what one reads in UPW (2000): Laboratory animals treated with it are reported to have been rendered entirely infertile. Women who are pregnant, or children (not yet widely in children) with gallbladder or liver disease or ulcers, should avoid turmeric (WAM). Limit internal use to 10 days (WAM). Extracts (Turmeric) — Fond as I am of synergy and food farmacy, I like the following comments: Curcumin can inhibit estrogen-positive human breast cells induced by estradiol or pesticides individually or mixed. Curcumin and genistein were synergistic, totally inhibiting induction in vitro. Curcuminoids inhibit cancer at initiation, promotion and progression in vitro and in vivo (MAB). Viva curried bean soup, like I am having for lunch. Reportedly as effective as hydrocortisone acetate or indomethacin in experimental inflammation (WHO). Both natural antiinflammatory curcumin (1200 mg/day) and unnatural phenylbutazone (30 mg/day) improved joint swelling, morning stiffness, and walking time in people with rheumatoid arthritis, both better than placebo (WHO). Bruneton notes that the antiinflammatoryED50 of curcumin orally in rats is 48 mg/kg ( = 4.8 g in me) and is apparently devoid of side effects (BRU), while the ipr ED50 is only 2.1 mg/kg, suggesting that the ipr route is 20 times more effective. But I am not into injecting herbs. Enjoy your curried beans, counting on thse synergies. Duke suggests curcumin needs to be compared with Celebrex and Vioxx as a COX-2 inhibitor. EO showed significant antihistaminic and antiinflammatory activity, the latter at 0.1 ml/kg, which translates to 10 ml for me, a rather dangerous dose. At a dose of 1.5 g/day/30 days, turmeric reduced urinary excretion of mutagens in an uncontrolled trial of 16 chronic smokers. In six nonsmoking controls there was no change in urinary secretion. Turmeric had no effect on serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate amino transferase, blood glucose, creatinine, and lipid profile (MAB). Turmeric extract (~20 mg cur-cumin/day) for 45 days dramatically decreased blood lipid peroxide levels in 18 male subjects (MAB). Curcumin is poorly absorbed (some 15–35% max in rats) orally but if administered with piperine (from black and long pepper), absorption is improved more than 150% in rats. But i human volunteers, 20 mg piperine increases bioavailability of curcumin 20-fold (MAB). One study indicated curcumin and sodium curcuminate were more potent than phenylbutazone in acute and chronic arthritic models, while another found it only 1/10th as effective as ibuprofen. While ulcerogenic in large doses, curcumin is only about one-third as ulcerogenic as the phenylbutazone. In low doses, curcumin had antiulcer activity, protecting against the ulcerogenic activity of phenylbutazone (MAB). 1-Phenylhydroxy-N-pentane stimulates the secretion of secretin, gastrin and bicarbonate, helping maintain the gastric pH in dogs and humans (TRA). LD50 ether extracts 12,200 mg/kg orl rat (MAB), LDlo curcumin >2000 mg/kg orl mus (MAB), LDlo curcumin >5000 mg/kg orl rat (MAB)

     

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    Recipe on Cocoa and Egg Yolk—What you will need is 2 egg yolks srtipped off the whites ( put egg yolks in a bowl and then with a long knife or flat object place at the edge of a bowl as you pour the egg white out into another bowl—this will leave only the yolk ) then take cocoa powder or cocoa bars—add honey( ¼ cup ) start to blend add either 1 oz of alcohol or aloe vera juice or meat and allow to blend this will liquefy the honey as well—add 1 tsp of cayenne— add the 2 egg yolks—add 1 or 2 capsules of cq10 ( your choice of strength ) add ¼ cup of coconut oil and blend til completely mix ( 10 -12 minutes )—Heart remedy—antioxidant—heart support—energy –mental calm—circulation-Anticancer—analgesic—
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