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Waistlines in People, Glucose Levels in Mice Hint at Sweeteners' Effects: Related Studies Point to the Illusion of the Artificial

Mouse study- Aspartame consumption in diabetes-prone mice

Alternate-Day Fasting: How Good Is It For Your Health?

Surprising Drop in Physicians' Willingness to Accept Patients With Insurance

The Myth of low Fat –High Carb Diet



Waistlines in People, Glucose Levels in Mice Hint at Sweeteners' Effects: Related Studies Point to the Illusion of the Artificial

ScienceDaily (June 27, 2011) — In the constant battle to lose inches or at least stay the same, we reach for the diet soda. Two studies presented June 25 and 27 at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Diego suggest this might be self-defeating behavior.---epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio reported data showing that diet soft drink consumption is associated with increased waist circumference in humans, and a second study that found aspartame raised fasting glucose (blood sugar) in diabetes-prone mice.--"Data from this and other prospective studies suggest that the promotion of diet sodas and artificial sweeteners as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised," said Helen P. Hazuda, Ph.D., professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine. "They may be free of calories but not of consequences." Human study-The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging---To examine the relationship between diet soft drink consumption and long-term change in waist circumference, the Health Science Center team assessed data from 474 participants in the San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging, or SALSA. This is a large, population-based study of the disablement process in elderly Mexican Americans and European Americans. Dr. Hazuda, senior author of the presentation, is SALSA's principal investigator and has led the study for two decades.---Measures of height, weight, waist circumference and diet soda intake were recorded at SALSA enrollment and at three follow-up exams that took place over the next decade. The average follow-up time was 9.5 years. The researchers compared long-term change in waist circumference for diet soda users versus non-users in all follow-up periods. The results were adjusted for waist circumference, diabetes status, leisure-time physical activity level, neighborhood of residence, age and smoking status at the beginning of each interval, as well as sex, ethnicity and years of education.---Diet soft drink users, as a group, experienced 70 percent greater increases in waist circumference compared with non-users. Frequent users, who said they consumed two or more diet sodas a day, experienced waist circumference increases that were 500 percent greater than those of non-users.---Abdominal fat is a major risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic conditions. "These results suggest that, amidst the national drive to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks, policies that would promote the consumption of diet soft drinks may have unintended deleterious effects," the authors wrote.Co-authors include Sharon P. Fowler, M.P.H., faculty associate, and Ken Williams, M.S., P.Stat., adjunct assistant professor and biostatistician, in the Division of Clinical Epidemiology.


Mouse study- Aspartame consumption in diabetes-prone mice

In the related project, Ganesh Halade, Ph.D., Gabriel Fernandes, Ph.D., the senior author and professor of rheumatology and clinical immunology, and Fowler studied the relationship between oral exposure to aspartame and fasting glucose and insulin levels in 40 diabetes-prone mice. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener widely used in diet sodas and other products.-One group of the mice ate chow to which both aspartame and corn oil were added; the other group ate chow with the corn oil added but not the aspartame. After three months on this high-fat diet, the mice in the aspartame group showed elevated fasting glucose levels but equal or diminished insulin levels, consistent with early declines in pancreatic beta-cell function. The difference in insulin levels between the groups was not statistically significant. Beta cells make insulin, the hormone that lowers blood sugar after a meal. Imbalance ultimately leads to diabetes.---"These results suggest that heavy aspartame exposure might potentially directly contribute to increased blood glucose levels, and thus contribute to the associations observed between diet soda consumption and the risk of diabetes in humans," Dr. Fernandes said.---These two translational research studies resulted from collaboration between Fowler and Drs. Hazuda and Fernandes and their research teams. The Institute for the Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) funded the work. IIMS is the Health Science Center entity that oversees the university's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), a National Institutes of Health-funded program to encourage the rapid translation of scientific discoveries from the laboratory through the testing process and to practical application for the health of communities.-Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Alternate-Day Fasting: How Good Is It For Your Health?

ScienceDaily (Sep. 22, 2007) — Researchers report that fasting or eating half as much as usual every other day may shrink your fat cells and boost mechanisms that break down fats. ---Consuming less calories and increasing physical activity is usually what people do to lose weight and stay healthy. But some people prefer to adopt a diet which consists of eating as much as they want one day while fasting the next. On each fasting day, these people consume energy-free beverages, tea, coffee, and sugar-free gum and they drink as much water as they need. ---Although many people claim that this diet, called alternate-day fasting (ADF), help them lose weight and improved their health, the effects on health and disease risk of ADF are not clear. --Krista Varady and colleagues studied the effects of alternate-day fasting on 24 male mice for four weeks. To assess the impact of ADF on the health of the mice, the scientists not only tested mice that followed and didn't follow an ADF diet, but they also studied mice that followed the diet only partially: a group of mice consumed 50 percent of their regular diet every other day (ADF-50%) and another consumed 75 percent of their regular diet every other day (ADF-25%). -The scientists noticed that the ADF-100% mice lost weight and the fat cells of both the ADF-100% and ADF-50% groups shrunk by more than half and by 35 percent, respectively. Also, in these two groups of mice, fat under the skin -- but not abdominal fat -- was broken down more than in mice that did not follow the diet. ---These results suggest that complete and modified ADF regimens seem to protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes but do not result in fat or weight loss. More studies will be needed to confirm whether the long-term effects of ADF regimens are beneficial for health and reduce disease risk, the scientists conclude.--Article: "Effects of modified alternate-day fasting regimens on adipocyte size, triglyceride metabolism and plasma adiponectin levels in mice," by Krista A. Varady, D. J. Roohk, Y. C. Loe, B. K. McEvoy-Hein, and M. K. Hellerstein--Story Source-- The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.


Surprising Drop in Physicians' Willingness to Accept Patients With Insurance, U.S. Study Finds

ScienceDaily (June 27, 2011) — As required under the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, millions of people will soon be added to the ranks of the insured. However, this rapid expansion of coverage is colliding with a different, potentially problematic trend that could end up hampering access to health care.--Since 2005, doctors have been accepting fewer and fewer patients with health insurance, according to a new study published in the June 27th issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. As a result, says Dr. Tara Bishop, assistant professor of public health at Weill Cornell Medical College, and lead author of the study, insured patients could face new obstacles to receiving the medical attention they need, and overall access to health care could actually contract.--Dr. Bishop, who is also a practicing physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and her fellow investigators looked at survey data from a national survey run by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics and found an overall decline in physician acceptance of several types of insurance. First, they noted a modest drop in acceptance of Medicare patients, from 95.5 percent in 2005 to 92.9 percent in 2008. Doctors also turned more and more Medicaid patients away over the four-year period -- a phenomenon the authors attribute to Medicaid's historically low reimbursement rates. But the most surprising decline of all was seen in doctors' acceptance of new patients with private insurance.--"Given the medical profession's widely reported dissatisfaction with Medicare, we expected to find hard evidence that Medicare patients were being turned away," Dr. Bishop says. "Instead, we saw only a modest decline in doctors' acceptance of patients on Medicare. The survey data showed a more significant decline in their acceptance of patients with private insurance."--Physician acceptance of patients with traditional fee-for-service private insurance declined from 93.3 percent in 2005 to 87.8 percent in 2008.--This change could be traceable to two major factors, she explains: inadequate reimbursement levels that have not kept pace with medical practice expenditures; and the tangle of administrative issues that go hand in hand with private health insurance.---"At a moment when the country is poised to achieve near-universal coverage, patients' access to care could be a casualty of the collision between the medical profession and the insurance industry," says Dr. Bishop.--The study was co-authored by Drs. Alex Federman of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Salomeh Keyhani of the University of California, San Francisco. The researchers hope their study will alert policymakers to potential problems in health care access, exacerbated by current shortages in primary care, an aging population, the growing prevalence of serious chronic diseases, and the imminent expansion of health insurance coverage as mandated under health care reform. "Consumers and health advocacy groups, too, should be aware of these early warning signs so that they can work to ensure access to quality medical care," adds Dr. Bishop.  Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Weill Cornell Medical College.-

Journal Reference-Tara F. Bishop; Alex D. Federman; Salomeh Keyhani. Declines in Physician Acceptance of Medicare and Private Coverage. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2011; 171 (12): 1117-1119 DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.251


The Myth of low Fat –High Carb Diet
By Joel M. Kauffman, PhD

Digestible carbohydrate (carb) is usually sugar or starch. The name came from the simplest formula that showed only which atoms in a carb were present and their ratio: CH2O. This looked like a hydrate (H2O) of carbon (C), thus carbohydrate. ---Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is a result of excessive carbohydrate consumption, which leads to excessive insulin production in people who are carb-sensitive genetically. NIDDM is also called adult-onset or Type-II or Type-2 diabetes.--
Milder cases are called insulin resistance or Syndrome X. Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), also called juvenile onset or Type-I or Type-1 diabetes, is a result of destruction of most of the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas, and injected insulin is an essential component of successful treatment.---Even so, eating much less carb than the American norm (45% food energy from carb) allows low blood sugar (serum glucose) to be maintained, and prevents many of the side-effects of high serum glucose (atherosclerosis for one), and low sugar (fainting from hypoglycemia for one), at least in the very carb-sensitive quarter of us. There is also a lesser benefit in the slightly carb-sensitive half of us.---In an ancient tale from Herodotus from the 5th century BC, Persians who already ate wheat bread did not commonly live beyond 80 years, even though they drank red wine. They were in contact with Ethiopians who ate boiled meat and drank milk, and claimed to live commonly to 120!--By 1825, the Frenchman A. B. Savarin had published on the connection between eating flour (starch) and obesity. In 1862 the coffin maker William Banting, who was so fat at age 64 that he could only go down stairs backward, had a serious umbilical hernia, weakness, and was going deaf. ---His unusual physician recommended that Banting give up bread, sugar, beer and potatoes, his main foods. Banting lost 46 pounds the first year. The other problems went away, and Banting remained on the diet until his death at age 81, unusual then for English males.--Vilhjalmur Stefansson, MD, beginning at age 27 in 1906, spent a total of 15 years with the Canadian Eskimos, including eating their obviously healthful high-fat no-carb diet, which he grew to prefer. There are reports of many Eskimos living into their 90s in the 18th century. ---In 1928 Stefansson and a former companion, Karsten Anderson, MD, entered Bellevue Hospital in New York for a 1-year trial of Eskimo diets.
Anderson did well with an all-meat diet, but Stefansson required considerable fat to feel his best, finally settling on 80% fat and 20% protein, with a total caloric intake of 2000-3100 kcal/day.  ---His total cholesterol went down about 10 mg/dL[U1] .  All kinds of other tests were done, but no bad effects of his diet were seen. In the last 6 years of his life, Stefansson returned to his Arctic diet until his death at age 83, spending a total of 22 years on such a diet.

Richard K. Bernstein, was diagnosed with IDDM at the age of 12 in 1946.  Following the advice of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADbA) to eat a high-carb (40%, then 60% carb) diet, his condition worsened and most of the complications of IDDM began to appear.  He found that he could not normalize his blood sugars with any insulin regimen, and that exercise in his condition did not help.  By doing a literature search himself in 1965, he realized the potential benefits of normal blood sugars.---By using himself as the test animal he found that  about 30 g/day of slow-acting carbohydrate (essentially fiber with no simple sugars or high GI starches at all) was necessary to normalize his blood glucose levels, the rest of his diet being fat and protein. He obtained an MD degree at about age 45 partly to have his observations published in medical journals, because the papers were rejected when he did not have the MD degree. ---He has continued the diet for 35 years so far, which includes on many days, 3 eggs for breakfast  and no fruit.  His total cholesterol dropped from 300 mg/dL to 179, of which
LDL-C = 63 and HDL-C = 116 (that is not a misprint).  His triglycerides dropped from 250 to 45. His lipoprotein(a) level, a marker of inflammation, became undetectable. In 1983 he began his own medical practice for diabetics. At the time of writing he is age 72 and he still works 12-14 hour days in his medical practice on diabetics---In 1956 Prof. Alan Kekwick and Gaston Pawan, MD, at Middlesex Hospital, London, England, conducted tests of 4 varieties of 1,000 kcal/day diets: 90% fat (by fuel values), 90% protein, 90% carbohydrate, and a normal mixed diet.  --- Subjects on the high-fat diet lost much more weight than any of the others.  Several subjects on the high-carb diet actually gained weight, even at only 1000 kcal/dayEven at 2,600 kcal/day of very low-carb diet, subjects lost weight. Thus the dogma that a "balanced" diet is best for almost everyone had been falsified a half century ago.---All honestly-run low-carb diet trials show benefits, even ones where the researchers expected the opposite. Examination of at least two dozen recent controlled diet trials by an equal number of authors in several countries led them to these conclusions:
Carb restriction improved control of serum glucose, the primary target of nutritional therapy, and reduced insulin fluctuations.
2. Carb-restricted diets are at least as effective for weight loss as low-fat diets.
3. Substitution of fat for carb is generally beneficial for markers of and for the actual incidence of cardiovascular disease. [This means that a diet of 25% carb, 25% protein and 50% fat will be optimum for many folks. Some have followed such diets for over 50 years.]
4. Carb restriction has benefits even in the absence of weight loss.
Nutrition & Metabolism 2008;5:9.

And the reaction of all government agencies and most private foundations? Intransigence! The American Diabetes Association (ADbA) recommends 60% high-GI carbs in the diet without reservation in 2003 (and 50% now):  "The message today:   Eat more starches!  ---It is healthiest, they say, for everyone to eat more whole grains, beans, and starchy vegetables such as peas, corn, potatoes and winter squash.  Starches are good for you because they have very little fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol... Yes, foods with carbohydrate -- starches, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products -- will raise your blood glucose more quickly than meats and fats, but they are the healthiest foods for you.  --Your doctor may need to adjust your medications when you eat more carbohydrates. You may need to increase your activity level or try spacing carbohydrates throughout the day... the American Diabetes Association nutrition recommendations...are based on years of research and clinical experience.  In addition, these trendy diets are hard to follow year after year." As though Banting, Stefansson, Kekwick, Bernstein, Atkins, Eades & Eades, and millions of others never existed.---With nearly 70,000 members, the American Dietetic Association (ADtA) is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The ADtA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being." The AdtA endorses the Food Guide Pyramid of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) unequivocally, thus recommending high-carb diets with 75% carb, 10% fat and 15% protein.[U2] --The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends high-carb diets with caloric content of 55% carb, 30% fat (1/3 each saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated) and 15% protein.---The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the use of a food pyramid with about the same caloric content from each of the food groups as in the USDA pyramid. Differences are that the AHA recommends no egg yolks at all, and otherwise to avoid saturated fat and cholesterol intake at all costs; also the positions of some foods are changed. The AHA favors small amounts of soft margarine, [U3] and large amounts of milk and low-fat milk and other dairy products, with no exceptions for diabetics that are apparent on the website. 
On their new web pages for diabetics: "Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease that develops
when the body does not produce enough insulin [sic] and does not efficiently use the insulin it does produce (a phenomenon known as insulin resistance)..." (Italics added.) The AHA notes that the World Health Organization Study (WHO) Group recommends that 15% of total calories be derived from fat, and is concerned that certain key nutrient levels will not be met in certain population groups at this level.---There is no better example in history of bureaucrats ignoring data to protect their reputations with billions of tax dollars and donations. Shortening life and its quality for huge populations, causing the obesity and diabetes epidemic, which lead to atherosclerosis and heart problems indicate that institutional loyalty outweighs truth, conscience and morals. ---There is no better example in history where your persistence in digging for diet truth in books and journals can do more for your health than the entire diet cabal with its control of the mainstream media and most medical providers.--- Mostly excerpted from the book: Malignant Medical Myths, 2006.---Joel M. Kauffman, Ph.D.
Former Professor of Chemistry of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, now Emeritus.-Author of Malignant Medical Myths: Why Medical Treatment Causes 200,000 Deaths per Year June





 [U2]These Bastards are trying to kill off people by breaking down there internal organs and causing an overload and overgrowth of bacteria-fungi-cancer and a complete immune system breakdown--

 [U3]PLASTIC—HEY you can eat Plastic and get Cancer—and that is ok—Eating Butter which is fat will strengthen the heart






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Mystery Ingredient in Coffee Boosts Protection Against Alzheimer's Disease

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Mystery Ingredient in Coffee Boosts Protection Against Alzheimer's Disease

 A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease. --ScienceDaily (June 28, 2011) — A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease. A new Alzheimer's mouse study by researchers at the University of South Florida found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer's disease process.---The findings appear in the early online version of an article to be published June 28 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Using mice bred to develop symptoms mimicking Alzheimer's disease, the USF team presents the first evidence that caffeinated coffee offers protection against the memory-robbing disease that is not possible with other caffeine-containing drinks or decaffeinated coffee.--Previous observational studies in humans reported that daily coffee/caffeine intake during mid-life and in older age decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The USF researchers' earlier studies in Alzheimer's mice indicated that caffeine was likely the ingredient in coffee that provides this protection because it decreases brain production of the abnormal protein beta-amyloid, which is thought to cause the disease.-The new study does not diminish the importance of caffeine to protect against Alzheimer's. Rather it shows that caffeinated coffee induces an increase in blood levels of a growth factor called GCSF (granulocyte colony stimulating factor). GCSF is a substance greatly decreased in patients with Alzheimer's disease and demonstrated to improve memory in Alzheimer's mice. A just-completed clinical trial at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute is investigating GCSF treatment to prevent full-blown Alzheimer's in patients with mild cognitive impairment, a condition preceding the disease. The results of that trial are currently being evaluated and should be known soon.--"Caffeinated coffee provides a natural increase in blood GCSF levels," said USF neuroscientist Dr. Chuanhai Cao, lead author of the study. "The exact way that this occurs is not understood. There is a synergistic interaction between caffeine and some mystery component of coffee that provides this beneficial increase in blood GCSF levels."---The researchers would like to identify this yet unknown component so that coffee and other beverages could be enriched with it to provide long-term protection against Alzheimer's.---In their study, the researchers compared the effects of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee to those of caffeine alone. In both Alzheimer's mice and normal mice, treatment with caffeinated coffee greatly increased blood levels of GCSF; neither caffeine alone or decaffeinated coffee provided this effect. The researchers caution that, since they used only "drip" coffee in their studies, they do not know whether "instant" caffeinated coffee would provide the same GCSF response.--The boost in GCSF levels is important, because the researchers also reported that long-term treatment with coffee (but not decaffeinated coffee) enhances memory in Alzheimer's mice. Higher blood GCSF levels due to coffee intake were associated with better memory. The researchers identified three ways that GCSF seems to improve memory performance in the Alzheimer's mice. First, GCSF recruits stem cells from bone marrow to enter the brain and remove the harmful beta-amyloid protein that initiates the disease. GCSF also creates new connections between brain cells and increases the birth of new neurons in the brain.---"All three mechanisms could complement caffeine's ability to suppress beta amyloid production in the brain" Dr. Cao said, "Together these actions appear to give coffee an amazing potential to protect against Alzheimer's -- but only if you drink moderate amounts of caffeinated coffee."---Although the present study was performed in Alzheimer's mice, the researchers indicated that they've gathered clinical evidence of caffeine/coffee's ability to protect humans against Alzheimer's and will soon publish those findings.--Coffee is safe for most Americans to consume in the moderate amounts (4 to 5 cups a day) that appear necessary to protect against Alzheimer's disease. The USF researchers previously reported this level of coffee/caffeine intake was needed to counteract the brain pathology and memory impairment in Alzheimer's mice. The average American drinks 1½ to 2 cups of coffee a day, considerably less than the amount the researchers believe protects against Alzheimer's.---"No synthetic drugs have yet been developed to treat the underlying Alzheimer's disease process" said Dr. Gary Arendash, the study's other lead author. "We see no reason why an inherently natural product such as coffee cannot be more beneficial and safer than medications, especially to protect against a disease that takes decades to become apparent after it starts in the brain."---The researchers believe that moderate daily coffee intake starting at least by middle age (30s -- 50s) is optimal for providing protection against Alzheimer's disease, although starting even in older age appears protective from their studies. "We are not saying that daily moderate coffee consumption will completely protect people from getting Alzheimer's disease," Dr. Cao said. "However, we do believe that moderate coffee consumption can appreciably reduce your risk of this dreaded disease or delay its onset."---The researchers conclude that coffee is the best source of caffeine to counteract the cognitive decline of Alzheimer's because its yet unidentified component synergizes with caffeine to increase blood GCSF levels. Other sources of caffeine, such as carbonated drinks, energy drinks, and tea, would not provide the same level of protection against Alzheimer's as coffee, they said.--Coffee also contains many ingredients other than caffeine that potentially offer cognitive benefits against Alzheimer's disease. "The average American gets most of their daily antioxidants intake through coffee," Dr. Cao said. "Coffee is high in anti-inflammatory compounds that also may provide protective benefits against Alzheimer's disease."---An increasing body of scientific literature indicates that moderate consumption of coffee decreases the risk of several diseases of aging, including Parkinson's disease, Type II diabetes and stroke. Just within the last few months, new studies have reported that drinking coffee in moderation may also significantly reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancers.---"Now is the time to aggressively pursue the protective benefits of coffee against Alzheimer's disease," Dr. Arendash said. "Hopefully, the coffee industry will soon become an active partner with Alzheimer's researchers to find the protective ingredient in coffee and concentrate it in dietary sources."--New Alzheimer's diagnostic guidelines, now encompassing the full continuum of the disease from no overt symptoms to mild impairment to clear cognitive decline, could double the number of Americans with some form of the disease to more than 10 million. With the baby-boomer generation entering older age, these numbers will climb even more unless an effective preventive measure is identified.---"Because Alzheimer's starts in the brain several decades before it is diagnosed, any protective therapy would obviously need to be taken for decades," Dr. Cao said. "We believe moderate daily consumption of caffeinated coffee is the best current option for long-term protection against Alzheimer's memory loss. Coffee is inexpensive, readily available, easily gets into the brain, appears to directly attack the disease process, and has few side-effects for most of us."---According to the researchers, no other Alzheimer's therapy being developed comes close to meeting all these criteria.---"Aside from coffee, two other lifestyle choices -- physical and cognitive activity -- appear to reduce the risk of dementia. Combining regular physical and mental exercise with moderate coffee consumption would seem to be an excellent multi-faceted approach to reducing risk or delaying Alzheimer's," Dr. Arendash said. "With pharmaceutical companies spending millions of dollars trying to develop drugs against Alzheimer's disease, there may very well be an effective preventive right under our noses every morning -- caffeinated coffee."--This USF study was funded by the NIH-designated Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the State of Florida.--Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of South Florida (USF Health), via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.----Journal Reference-Chuanhai Cao, Li Wang, Xiaoyang Lin, Malgorzata Mamcarz, Chi Zhang, Ge Bai, Jasson Nong, Sam Sussman and Gary Arendash. Caffeine Synergizes with Another Coffee Component to Increase Plasma GCSF: Linkage to Cognitive Benefits in Alzheimer's Mice. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 25(2), June 28, 2011

Recipe—take coffee beans ( chose your favourite ) and add ¼ cup to a blender---then add a clear base alcohol to the blender as well ½-3/8 cup—blend for 10 minutes or til heated---then strain and add to a glass container---utilize ¼ tsp to ½ ( you can increase til you see where you are tolerant –this will be a starting point ) and do this several times a day—you will get the antioxidant benefit- the stimulation—the increased oxygen uptake and the protective properties toward brain diseases----------------------------------------------------- You can as well as an alternative to increase the effect-after you strain the mix put the strained mix in a pot and simmer down to about half to remove the water out and to further potent the coffee effects—and use ¼ tsp—if to strong then add to coffee –

 Recipe 2 –add creatine to your  coffee to further protect the brain from head traumas as well as other brain dysfuntions—use 3-5grams  ( 1 gram = 1000mgs)

 Recipe 3 add ½ cup of honey-1/4 cup of rosemary extract and add ¼ cup of coffee bean ( even a powdered expresso ) and blend at high speed for 10 minutes—add to a glass jar and again use ¼-1/2 tsp increments daily or add to coffee

 Make sure when consuming coffee it is Black—add maple syrup—unpasteurized honey or xylitol or stevia only to sweeten it if need to


BHT –The Healing effects

     BHT is an antioxidant and common food preservative, approved by the FDA for food, oils and fats. Over 25 years ago, a paper was published in the journal Science showing that BHT could inactivate herpes simplex and other lipid coated viruses in vitro (In lab dishes).(1) This was followed by another paper published in Science showing that BHT could prevent chickens from dying of Newcastle disease.(2) The herpes virus and the virus that causes Newcastles disease have a lipid envelope. That is, the nucleic acid core of these viruses is coated with a fatty membrane. Viruses of this type require an intact lipid membrane in order to penetrate cell walls and infect living cells.

      BHT appears to work against such viruses by disrupting their lipid membranes making them vulnerable to the immune system and imparing their ability to penetrate human cells. BHT also removes binding proteins that the virus uses to penetrate cell membranes. In addition, BHT acts as an antioxidant neutralizing free radicals that damage cell membranes and cause inflammation. It is believed that the destructive action of many pathogenic viruses involves the destructive action of free radicals on cellular membranes. More recent studies have confirmed the anti-viral activity of BHT against many different human and animal viruses including CMV (cytomegalovirus), (3) pseudorabies (4), genital herpes (5), HIV (6) and some strains of influenza.(7) --      A few of the viruses that have a lipid envelope and may be affected by BHT include herpes simplex I, herpes simplex II, herpes zoster, ckytomegalovirus, west nile virus, HIV virus, influenza virus, hepatitis B and C viruses, avian flu influenza virus and the SARS virus. Remember that BHT has not been clinically tested and approved to treat these infections.--      Based on these early scientific results, some individuals afflicted with herpes virus infections began experimenting on themselves with BHT. They used dosages in the 250 to 3000 mg. per day range with the result that they experienced a reduction in herpes outbreaks. For some, their eruptions remained suppressed for as long as they continued to take BHT daily. For others, they were able to eventually discontinue taking BHT with no recurrences. BHT is discussed in Mann and Fowke's book "Wipe Out Herpes with BHT" and Pearson and Shaw's book "Life Extension".(8)(9) At issue is that none of the controlled studies on the antiviral properties of BHT have been performed on humans. Rather, most of the experiments have been conducted in the laboratory or on animals. In addition, BHT is a common, inexpensive substance that is unpatentable. No pharmaceutical company will invest money in researching and certifying its value as a medication. Furthermore, it may be difficult to perform human trials because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BHT for use only as a food preservative, not as a medicine.---  Therefore, it is not approved for the treatment of herpes infections or any other disease. While doctors have the authority to prescribe BHT, they could face peer pressure and malpractice insurance issues for using unapproved treatments. You are, therefore, unlikely to get a doctor to recommend or prescribe BHT. If you decide to make an independent decision to take BHT, at least tell your doctor what you are doing so that he can give you advice regarding your diagnosis, your other treatment options, potential consequences, possible drug interactions, etc.

      The lack of approval hasn't stopped some people from using BHT on their own to treat herpes or other viral conditions. While there is no accounting of how many people have used BHT to treat herpes and other viral infections, the estimates run from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands.

BHT Safety Concerns and Side Effects

      Studies performed on rats demonstrated liver and kidney damage at doses of 0.5 to 1.0 grams per kilogram.(10) This is the equivalent of a 160 pound adult taking 73 grams per day. Compare this to a typical suppressing dose of 0.25 to 0.50 grams per day and a typical dosage for an acute outbreak of 1.0 to 2.0 grams per day. No evidence was noted for BHT causing cancer and conflicting results were obtained regarding effects on the immune system, tumor formation and other effects. Again all of these tests were done on rats and usually using high doses far in excess of therapeutic dosages.--      BHT is metabolized by the liver and some of the rat experiments showed a suppression of liver enzymes and enlargement of the liver. This implies a degree of liver toxicity if the dose is high enough. At what dose a human might experience some degree of liver toxicity is unclear. Liver toxicity is a common side effect of a great many medications including some common over the counter pain relievers. If you are taking BHT or choose to take BHT, consider asking your doctor to do a blood test to measure your liver enzymes. [U1] ---      A large number of individuals have taken BHT in therapeutic doses for extended periods of time with no reported adverse effects. (8)(9) A case was reported in The New England Journal of Medicine of a patient who took 4 grams of BHT as a single dose on an empty stomach and experienced severe gastric pain, nausea, vomiting and dehydration.(11) To be fair, a number of substances including aspirin, vitamin and mineral supplements some foods and many common medications can produce similar effects when taken on an empty stomach.---   Additional anecdotal reports indicated that BHT may cause hives in a few individuals who are sensitive to BHT[U2] . BHT was also observed to temporarily cause a decrease in blood clotting when individuals first begin taking it in substantial doses. One individual reported dizziness and disorientation when taking 3 grams per day. His symptoms disappeared when he dropped his dose down to 250 mg. per day. (8)(9)-- There are a few physicians who regularly prescribe BHT for herpes treatment and outbreak prevention and consider it safe. There have been no formal clinical trials on humans to definitively determine the safety status of BHT.

BHT Dosage

      Based on anecdotal information, it appears that a dosage of 250 mg. to 1000 mg. per day may be effective for many people. Dr. Ward Dean, M.D. recommends a dosage of 250 to 500 mg. per day as an anti-oxidant and 2000 mg. per day in divided doses for acute herpes outbreaks.(12) Anecdotal evidence also suggests that therapy at this dosage may be insufficient to suppress herpes outbreaks in some individuals. It is hypothesized that combining BHT with other measures, either alternative or orthodox, may be more effective than using BHT alone.

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How Cavity-Causing Microbes Invade Heart

S. mutans invading a human coronary artery endothelial cell. ---ScienceDaily (June 28, 2011) — Scientists have discovered the tool that bacteria normally found in our mouths use to invade heart tissue, causing a dangerous and sometimes lethal infection of the heart known as endocarditis. The work raises the possibility of creating a screening tool -- perhaps a swab of the cheek, or a spit test -- to gauge a dental patient's vulnerability to the condition.---The identification of the protein that allows Streptococcus mutans to gain a foothold in heart tissue is reported in the June issue of Infection and Immunity by microbiologists at the University of Rochester Medical Center.---S. mutans is a bacterium best known for causing cavities. The bacteria reside in dental plaque -- an architecturally sophisticated goo composed of an elaborate molecular matrix created by S. mutans that allows the bacteria to inhabit and thrive in our oral cavity. There, they churn out acid that erodes our teeth.-[U3]  Normally, S. mutans confines its mischief to the mouth, but sometimes, particularly after a dental procedure or even after a vigorous bout of flossing, the bacteria enter the bloodstream. There, the immune system usually destroys them, but occasionally -- within just a few seconds -- they travel to the heart and colonize its tissue, especially heart valves. The bacteria can cause endocarditis -- inflammation of heart valves -- which can be deadly. Infection by S. mutans is a leading cause of the condition.- "When I first learned that S. mutans sometimes can live in the heart, I asked myself: Why in the world are these bacteria, which normally live in the mouth, in the heart? I was intrigued. And I began investigating how they get there and survive there," said Jacqueline Abranches, Ph.D., a microbiologist and the corresponding author of the study.--Abranches and her team at the University's Center for Oral Biology discovered that a collagen-binding protein known as CNM gives S. mutans its ability to invade heart tissue. In laboratory experiments, scientists found that strains with CNM are able to invade heart cells, and strains without CNM are not.--When the team knocked out the gene for CNM in strains where it's normally present, the bacteria were unable to invade heart tissue. Without CNM, the bacteria simply couldn't gain a foothold; their ability to adhere was about one-tenth of what it was with CNM.[U4] -- The team also studied the response of wax worms to the various strains of S. mutans. They found that strains without CNM were rarely lethal to the worms, while strains with the protein were lethal 90 percent of the time. Then, when Abranches' team knocked out CNM in those strains, they were no longer lethal -- those worms thrived.--The work may someday enable doctors to prevent S. mutans from invading heart tissue. Even sooner, though, since some strains of S. mutans have CNM and others do not, the research may enable doctors to gauge a patient's vulnerability to a heart infection caused by the bacteria.---Abranches has identified five specific strains of S. mutans that carry the CNM protein, out of more than three dozen strains examined. CNM is not found in the most common type of S. mutans found in people, type C, but is present in rarer types of S. mutans, including types E and F.---"It may be that CNM can serve as a biomarker of the most virulent strains of S. mutans," said Abranches, a research assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. "When patients with cardiac problems go to the dentist, perhaps those patients will be screened to see if they carry the protein. If they do, the dentist might treat them more aggressively with preventive antibiotics,[U5]  for example."--Until more research is done and a screening or preventive tool is in place, Abranches says the usual advice for good oral health still stands for everyone.--"No matter what types of bacteria a person has in his or her mouth, they should do the same things to maintain good oral health. They should brush and floss their teeth regularly -- the smaller the number of S. mutans in your mouth, the healthier you'll be. Use a fluoride rinse[U6]  before you go to bed at night. And eat a healthy diet, keeping sugar to a minimum," added Abranches.--Abranches presented the work at a recent conference on the "oral microbiome" hosted by the University's Center for Oral Biology. The center is part of the Medical Center's Eastman Institute for Oral Health, a world leader in research and post-doctoral education in general and pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.--Additional authors of the study include laboratory technician James Miller; former technician Alaina Martinez; Patricia Simpson-Haidaris, Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine; Robert Burne, Ph.D., of the University of Florida; and Abranches' husband, Jose Lemos, Ph.D., of the Center for Oral Biology, who is also assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The work was funded by the American Heart Association.--Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Rochester Medical Center.-Journal Reference-J. Abranches, J. H. Miller, A. R. Martinez, P. J. Simpson-Haidaris, R. A. Burne, J. A. Lemos. The Collagen-Binding Protein Cnm Is Required for Streptococcus mutans Adherence to and Intracellular Invasion of Human Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells. Infection and Immunity, 2011; 79 (6): 2277 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00767-10

 Special Note---those who have artificial teeth or plates or anything inserted in the mouth will have to keep a constant vigilance on the bacterial growth and will need to maintain those plates to be optimally clean---if this kind of procedure has been done from metals to plastics or polymers then it is imperative you use antibacterials- antifungals and anti virals where these things can cling to those artificial or synthetic teeth-- without the harsh brushing—utilizing even a good oil pulling with an essential oil mix or an alcohol solution with different essential oils or make extracts and gargle and utilize the swishing and the pushing and pulling effect with these solutions


Turning Vicks into  Mutli Remedy

Go to the dollar store and get a vicks generic ( or vicks)—it will have in it camphor-menthol and eucalyptus---what we are going to do is enhance this—we are going to add Iodine to it say 1 tsp we are going to add turpentine to it 1 tsp and mix well thuja 1 tsp ( you can as well use other things like pepper ( red) or even other essential oils and ratio it out to your own spec’s—

 Once mixed add to any area where there is an over growth or if you have a infection in an area or if you have a toe fungus or itchy feet—if you have respiratory issues going on and cannot breathe or are backed up as a result of a mucous overload---if you have aches and pains of arthritic issues whether they be hands or joints—this will kill of fungus—yeast—viral—bacterial will act as a antiseptic—will act as a respiratory support—circulation support—analgesic—high levels of antioxidants as well—can be used anywhere except the genitals and the backside due to the heat and penetration it can make sensitive areas respond negatively—avoid eyes as well---Apply to one area and massage in for about 2-3 minutes—if you feel anything coming out rinse hands and re do till full absorbed into the skin



 [U1]Or Utilize NAC or Methionine or MSM or Alpha Lipoic acid with this regimen—this will insure the protection of the liver and as well utilize either Sage- Milk thistle-or artichoke as well

 [U2]This  could as a result of removing the free radicals releasing a histamine response as well

 [U3]BAKING SODA anyone GSE—Peroxide—Thyme-Peppermint-MYRHH—seems to me we may have the perfect solution already---and if it can thrive then maybe we beed to see where this protein is coming from and eliminate the food source or food waste that we maybe consuming

 [U4]Enzymes anyone—Serrepeptase—Protease—Bromelain—Papain--

 [U5]Again the idiocy of this treatment---fix one thing anc cause 20 others to go bad—if you were using enzymes and and antibacterials from herbs or supplements you could do the same thing and resisited the temptation of consuming genetic modified proteins that may carry this

 [U6]REJECT THIS—UNECESSARY—even using GSE—Baking SODA—Myrrh-Peppermint Essrntial oil—thyme essential oil—anything that will neutralize and balnce the chemistry in the ooral cavity even the use of peroxide--






Show of the Week July 8 2011


EU herbal directive will close health food stores, say owners

ANH: Herbal Medicinal Products Directive is “a protectionist tool

 Drug Expiration Date

 Pine Bark Meal

 Treats and Foods with a Twist


EU herbal directive will close health food stores, say owners

Health food store owners are warning they will be forced to close down after April 30 this year, when the European Union Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) kicks in.

Companies have had a seven year-grace period since the THMPD entered EU law books in 2004, but EU-wide registrations under the regulation have been chronically low, meaning unless thousands of products register in the coming months, they will be stripped from health store and other retail shelves. ---Selwyn Soe of the London-based The Herbal Factory told the BBC: “Unfortunately it looks as if we will have to close down because of this legislation.” ---“The problem for us is that although we would have to pay many thousands of pounds for a licence to keep making each product, unlike a drug company we would not have a licence to make that product exclusively. It just will not be worth paying out the money.” --The regulation requires all herbal products making health and medicinal claims to be registered. As of December 31, 2010, there had been 187 registrations for individual products in the UK. Eighty four products had been approved and none rejected. ----The 100 per cent success rate has been attracting the interest of food supplement manufacturers and herbal ingredient suppliers who have struggled to have their science accepted under the 2006 nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR). ---But herbal sector observers and associations have been surprised by the lack of THMPD registration applications – with the UK leading the way, followed by Germany, but many member states recording no applications at all. The relative high cost of registrations is deemed as partly to blame for the situation. --- The fact that there is a clear discrepancy between the way science is treated under the THMPD and the NHCR has caused some confusion, and was partially responsible for the European Commission recently removing botanicals from the NHCR process to reconsider how science in the sector should be treated. --That issue is unlikely to be revisited until the end of 2011.



ANH: Herbal Medicinal Products Directive is “a protectionist tool”

The Alliance for Natural Health International has slammed the European Commission’s Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive as “a protectionist tool.”

In an open letter to European commissioner John Dalli, Robert Verkerk, the alliance’s founder and scientific director wrote: “It seems that the criticism you now face in some quarters is down to the creation by the EU of what is effectively a protectionist tool; one which favours certain products of the European phytopharmaceutical system and discriminates against those of non-European traditional systems of medicine.” --Verkerk’s letter follows a forum in the European Parliament on 21 June to consider the challenges posed by the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD Directive 2004/24/EC) to traditional systems of medicine; particularly those of non-European origin.

Herbal practitioner

The new legislation requires that traditional herbal medicinal products, many of which have been used in Europe for decades, must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner in order to comply with a directive passed in 2004 and implement on May 1 2004. --In the UK, for example, over-the-counter herbal medicine products require either a Traditional Herbal Medicines Registration (THR) or a full marketing authorisation. To be eligible for a licence, products must have been on the market for 30 years, including 15 within the EU. ---So far, only about 100 herbal products have been registered under the THR scheme, which is run by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This could mean that thousands of products may eventually be banned. ---But in a letter to Giles Chichester MEP on 13 April 2011, Dalli said that there were no additional barriers to the registration of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) compared with products from other European traditions. ---Verkerk responded by writing: “By contrast not a single product authentic to the Ayurvedic, Unani, TCM, Tibetan, Thai, southern African or Amazonian – or, indeed any other non European – system has yet been registered.” --The open letter goes on to list four barriers allegedly preventing the uptake of registrations among the non-European traditions. Those are claimed to be: Eligibility limitations, technical limitations, excessive cost, and lack of incentive. --The eligibility barrier refers to traditional use requirement specifying at least 15 years useage within the EU. “This locks out many products which that may have been used for decades or even centuries, or even millennia outside the EU,” wrote Verkerk.

Technical limitations --Technical limitations refer to the pharmaceutical and stability standards set out in the European Medicines Agency (EMA) guidelines. These are more straightforward for single-herb products or limited combinations than for most authentic traditional herbal medicinal products which are often whole herb or aqueous extractions. ---Registration fees varying from €2,000 to €50,000 per product are “…unquestionably out of reach of the small-to-medium sized enterprises (SME) supplying products associated with non-European traditional systems,” wrote Verkerk. --Finally, a lack of financial incentive to register non-European medicines is said to be a powerful disincentive to take up registrations. ---Verkerk ends his open letter with a plea for Dalli to comment on his concerns and for the Commission to consider the feasibility of a new regulatory framework more appropriate for holistic systems of medicine. No one from the Commission was available to respond to Verkerk’s criticisms. But an EC spokeswoman promised a response by the end of next month.


Drug Expiration Date

 Does the expiration date on a bottle of a medication mean anything? If a bottle of Tylenol, for example, says something like "Do not use after June 1998," and it is August 2002, should you take the Tylenol? Should you discard it? Can you get hurt if you take it? Will it simply have lost its potency and do you no good?--In other words, are drug manufacturers being honest with us when they put an expiration date on their medications, or is the practice of dating just another drug industry scam, to get us to buy new medications when the old ones that purportedly have "expired" are still perfectly good?--These are the pressing questions I investigated after my mother-in-law recently said to me, "It doesn't mean anything," when I pointed out that the Tylenol she was about to take had "expired" 4 years and a few months ago. I was a bit mocking in my pronouncement -- feeling superior that I had noticed the chemical corpse in her cabinet -- but she was equally adamant in her reply, and is generally very sage about medical issues.--So I gave her a glass of water with the purportedly "dead" drug, of which she took 2 capsules for a pain in the upper back. About a half hour later she reported the pain seemed to have eased up a bit. I said "You could be having a placebo effect," not wanting to simply concede she was right about the drug, and also not actually knowing what I was talking about. I was just happy to hear that her pain had eased, even before we had our evening cocktails and hot tub dip (we were in "Leisure World," near Laguna Beach, California, where the hot tub is bigger than most Manhattan apartments, and "Heaven," as generally portrayed, would be raucous by comparison).--Upon my return to NYC and high-speed connection, I immediately scoured the medical databases and general literature for the answer to my question about drug expiration labeling. And voila, no sooner than I could say "Screwed again by the pharmaceutical industry," I had my answer. Here are the simple facts:First, the expiration date, required by law in the United States, beginning in 1979, specifiesonly the date the manufacturer guarantees the full potency and safety of the drug -- it does not mean how long the drug is actually "good" or safe to use. Second, medical authorities uniformly say it is safe to take drugs past their expiration date -- no matter how "expired" the drugs purportedly are. Except for possibly the rarest of exceptions, you won't get hurt and you certainly won't get killed.--Studies show that expired drugs may lose some of their potency over time, from as little as 5% or less to 50% or more (though usually much less than the latter). Even 10 years after the "expiration date," most drugs have a good deal of their original potency. So wisdom dictates that if your life does depend on an expired drug, and you must have 100% or so of its original strength, you should probably toss it and get a refill, " If your life does not depend on an expired drug -- such as that for headache, hay fever, or menstrual cramps -- take it and see what happens.--One of the largest studies ever conducted that supports the above points about "expired drug" labeling was done by the US military 15 years ago, according to a feature story in the Wall Street Journal (March 29, 2000), reported by Laurie P. Cohen. The military was sitting on a $1 billion stockpile of drugs and facing the daunting process of destroying and replacing its supply every 2 to 3 years, so it began a testing program to see if it could extend the life of its inventory. The testing, conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ultimately covered more than 100 drugs, prescription and over-the-counter. The results showed that about 90% of them were safe and effective as far as 15 years past their original expiration date.-In light of these results, a former director of the testing program, Francis Flaherty, said he concluded that expiration dates put on by manufacturers typically have no bearing on whether a drug is usable for longer. Mr. Flaherty noted that a drug maker is required to prove only that a drug is still good on whatever expiration date the company chooses to set. The expiration date doesn't mean, or even suggest, that the drug will stop being effective after that, nor that it will become harmful. "Manufacturers put expiration dates on for marketing, rather than scientific, reasons," said Mr. Flaherty, a pharmacist at the FDA until his retirement in 1999. "It's not profitable for them to have products on a shelf for 10 years. They want turnover."-The FDA cautioned there isn't enough evidence from the program, which is weighted toward drugs used during combat, to conclude most drugs in consumers' medicine cabinets are potent beyond the expiration date. Joel Davis, however, a former FDA expiration-date compliance chief, said that with a handful of exceptions -- notably nitro-glycerine, insulin, and some liquid antibiotics -- most drugs are probably as durable as those the agency has tested for the military. "Most drugs degrade very slowly," he said. "In all likelihood, you can take a product you have at home and keep it for many years. " Consider aspirin. Bayer AG puts 2-year or 3-year dates on aspirin and says that it should be discarded after that. However, Chris Allen, a vice president at the Bayer unit that makes aspirin, said the dating is "pretty conservative" ; when Bayer has tested 4-year-old aspirin, it remained 100% effective, he said. So why doesn't Bayer set a 4-year expiration date? Because the company often changes packaging, and it undertakes "continuous improvement programs," Mr. Allen said. Each change triggers a need for more expiration-date testing,-and testing each time for a 4-year life would be impractical. Bayer has never tested aspirin beyond 4 years, Mr. Allen said. But Jens Carstensen has. Dr. Carstensen, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin 's pharmacy school, who wrote what is considered the main text on drug stability, said, "I did a study of different aspirins, and after 5 years, Bayer was still excellent. Aspirin, if made correctly, is very stable.


 Pine Bark Meal

 Boil for a half hour, or until the water turns red from resins.  Change water                                                  and boil a second time for a half hour.  Change water and boil a third time                                                      for a half hour.  On the last boiling, the bark will be fairly tender and the                                                       water will only be light pink.  The "bark" will have a color like fresh ham,                                                    with a texture exactly like cooked turkey breast.  The bark has no particular                                            flavor at all, which makes it an excellent meat substitute with the proper seasonings.

  Pine Needle Soup/Tea

 A handful of pine needles, or 1/4 cup fresh chopped needles steeped in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes provide 100% of the U.S.R.D.A. of vitamin C.  Pine soup (or tea) tastes like the pine forest smells, or add a squeeze of lemon and a little honey to liven it up a bit

Pine Pie

From the other half, remove the pine bark and set aside.  Melt 1/4 cup of                                                     butter in a skillet and add 4 tablespoons of white flour to make a thick                                                      paste.  Into this add 2 cups of pine chicken broth, adding slowly and                                                              stirring in to a nice lumpless gravy.  Take an uncooked pie shell and heap                                                          it full of the leftover pine bark.  Add cooked potatoes and carrots, a                                                           coarsely chopped onion, and a handful of peas.  Cover it all with the                                                                    gravy, put a pie shell lid on top, and cook in the oven at 400 for about 40                                                     minutes, or until nicely browned.


Pine Syrup/ Respiratory Remedy

 To make your own, put a  tablespoons of crushed pieces into                                                                               a jar with 2/3 cup of boiling water. Cover with a loose plastic lid (not metal) and let steep                                for 2 hours.  Add a half cup of brandy and seal.  Let the infusion sit overnight.  In the                                 morning strain out the bark and add 1 cup of honey to the liquid.  Seal and                                                   use 2 tablespoons at a time, as needed. 


Treats and Foods with a Twist

Everyone wants to know what to eat---lets give some ideas and see                                                                    You will need Peanuts ¼ lb—the essential oil of orange 5 drops and the essential                                              oil of rosemary 5 drops-Ascorbic acid 10 grams and Honey-Sea salt 1 tsp

 Peanut Bit & Honey Mix--Add the essential oils ascorbic acid and peanuts in a blender and pulverize them ( powder or crush finely) then add the Unpasteurized Honey—and allow to blend til it is completely saturated and fused ---then pour into a glass jar and seal when it cools it will become a taffy like hardness---this is similar to the ol bit o honeys without the soy or unwanted materials---you can add whey to this and dried egg powder and turn this into a protein bar snack

 Cocoa/Coffee delight—take coffee beans and pulverize them in a blender—and then sift out the  un dusted material—if need be re blend them down to you get as much powder out of the harder pieces- add cocoa to this 1/8 cup ( good starting point ) and the add cardamom to this 1 tablespoon ( if you wish to neutralize the caffeine) or add nutmeg ( if you want to increase the stimulation ) Blend and mix for 5 minute pour into a jar and use 1/8 tsp at a time and will feel the alerting impact

 Yogurt and fruit Delight—Make a yochee either with fruit or onion or garlic- blend a portion of yogurt ½ cup and add to blender and add either blueberries or a blueberry jam---blend together till liquefied—then pour through a strainer cloth in a glass jar—and allow to sit over night –this will increase thickness and flavour by allowing the yogurt fluids to pass but retaining the fruit properties as well as the yogurt—add to a glass container and apply this on Icecream or consume straight up or consume with an egg

 Nut and Seed Butter---Add 1-2 oz of oil in  ablender—add Vitamin C 10 grams-add 1 tsp of salt –add cinnamon 1 tsp---add Cq10 add 300mgs—Add Tangerine essential oil 5 drops--And then add your seeds mixed or separate—as you start the blending process initially there will be bouncing of the seeds—but then it wil start to thicken –pop the little opening and slowly add more of you r mixed nuts into the  blender—and repeat this every 5 minutes til you get a thickened seed-nut  butter---use it straight or mix with a coco delight

 Cocoa Delight- Add ¼ cup of Cocoa powder—add Brandy 1 oz- add Vanilla 1 tsp—add 1/8 cup of aloe—and add honey ½ cup and blend—when done you will have a sweet coco delight which can be poured on anything hot or cold

 Apples and Peppermint Sauce--- take Peppermint fresh 1 cup and 2 apples ( peeled) and blend together til mushed—consume 3 oz as desired –this will do wonders fro the colon and digestive system

 Gelaton /Egg Broth---dissolve the gelaton in water and heat till hot—Add onion Powder-Tumeric-Black Pepper ( add to your taste levels say 1 tsp of each - add more or less as desired) when boil add 2 whipped eggs---if you want you can add tinctured herbs to this such as parsley or nettle---consume  as needed or desired

 These are some ideas expand on what you know and learn






 Show of the Week July 11 2011


Dietary Supplement Labeling Act poised for introduction, industry responds

Mister on NDI guidance: ‘We are terribly disappointed

 Could the trade mount a legal challenge vs NDI guidance

 Mercury Vapor Released from Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Exceed Safe Exposure Levels for Humans

 Compact Fluorescent Lighting: Are We Trading Energy Conservation For Toxic Mercury Emissions



Dietary Supplement Labeling Act poised for introduction, industry responds

US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is set to introduce the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act to improve the information available to consumers, but industry associations are calling for regulatory enforcement not legislative solutions.--According to a release from Durbin’s office, the bill would direct the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to define ‘conventional foods’, require manufacturers to register dietary supplement products to the FDA, require labels to disclose the known risks of ingredients and display a mandatory warning if the product contains a dietary ingredient that may cause potentially serious adverse events.--The bill also calls for labels to display the batch number, something already adopted as standard industry practice.--“My goal is to take the decision about how a product will be regulated out of the hands of the manufacturer and put it in the hands of the FDA[U1]  where it belongs,”said Durbin .“Consumers who don’t scour the fine print on the back of products may never know the difference, but they will be safer as a result of this bill.”[U2] 

 “It’s important to note most products labeled as dietary supplements are legitimate health aids. I take a daily vitamin just as millions of Americans do.--“My gripe is not with the array of vitamins available at health stores across the nation; my gripe is with products containing potentially dangerous additives, labeled as ‘dietary supplements’ and marketed to young adults who find them on store shelves right next to conventional food and beverages whose ingredients have been deemed safe by the FDA.[U3] 

“The current system favors the manufacturers of these products to the detriment of consumers – and that needs to change.”

Legislative solutions vs regulatory enforcement

Commenting on the details of the release, Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) described the bill as “largely proposing legislative solutions where what is needed is regulatory enforcement.--“Supplements may not be represented as conventional foods and must be labeled to include all information – including safety information – that is material in light of the consequences that may result from their use. And while no one will argue with the wisdom of using product lot numbers, it is already the standard industry practice to do so."-AHPA added that the most controversial part of the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act may well be its requirement for product registration: Sen Durbin [U4] has sought such a change in the past."AHPA is in communication with Sen. Durbin's office, and I will be reviewing the actual legislation as soon as it is available," added McGuffin.--"As always, AHPA's primary focus will be on identifying and opposing any legislation that in any way reduces consumer access to safe dietary supplements."

Cara Welch, PhD, VP regulatory & scientific affairs for the Natural Products Association (NPA) told NutraIngredients-USA that, without having seen the language of the bill, based on his release there were “some areas where Sen Durbin has a point, like the clarification of conventional foods – we’ve been awaiting this for a number of years – while there are sections we don’t like”.--“What we don’t want to see is new sweeping regulations against the kind of health aids that Sen Durbin says he takes everyday,” she said.--Harry Rice, PhD, director of regulatory & scientific affairs for the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), questioned the timing of the legislation.-“Given that the New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) guidance is due to be published this Friday, the timing of the introduction of this legislation is nothing short of deliberate,” said Dr Rice.--This legislation reeks of Senator Durbin’s longstanding opposition to DSHEA and is likely meant to rattle and erode the public’s faith in dietary supplements.”--Dr Rice added that the statement that dietary supplement manufacturers do not have to prove the safety of their products before selling to consumers was “simply not true”.“Under DSHEA, a company is responsible for determining that the dietary supplement(s) it manufactures or distributes is safe,” he added.-Jonathan Emord of Virginia-based law firm, Emord & Associates, said that the bill was a “classic example of regulatory overkill.---“The FDA has full regulatory power to prevent the sale of adulterated and misbranded foods and dietary supplements[U5] . Something consumed primarily for its taste in the normal daily diet is a food and must satisfy the food additive provisions of the Act.--“A dietary supplement is, by definition, a supplement to the daily diet, not substitutable for a food in common form. The agency routinely makes these distinctions and needs no additional power[U6] .“By introducing new powers when old ones are more than sufficient, he invites abuses, including more burden and cost on an industry that is already overwhelmed by the burden and cost of the GMPs and, now, the Food Safety Modernization Act,” added Emord.[U7] 

Transfer of power?

The release from Sen Durbin’s office focuses predominantly on products in food or beverage forms, such as energy beverages. Durbin describes products like Rockstar Energy Drink and 5-Hour Energy as “foods and beverages taking advantage of the less stringent safety standards for dietary supplements under current law”[U8] .--However, Jonathan Emord noted that “FDA has had pending since 2009 a rulemaking to distinguish between beverages and dietary supplements, proof that it has the power and is at work on the very issue Durbin redundantly addresses.

FDA hands

Sen Durbin said that his goal “is to take the decision about how a product will be regulated out of the hands of the manufacturer and put it in the hands of the FDA where it belongs.--“Consumers who don’t scour the fine print on the back of products may never know the difference, but they will be safer as a result of this bill,” added the Illinois senator.[U9] 


Mister on NDI guidance: ‘We are terribly disappointed.’

The amount of safety data the FDA now says it requires to prove new ingredients in supplements are safe goes well beyond what Congress envisaged when it ratified DSHEA and establishes a process “ominously like the one for new food additives”, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has argued.

CRN chief executive Steve Mister was commenting on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) long-awaited draft guidance on New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notifications.--NDI process now ‘sounds an awful lot like food additive petition process’--The Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 requires firms filing NDI notifications to establish a ‘reasonable expectation’ of safety, whereas those filing petitions for new food additives are required to demonstrate ‘reasonable certainty’ that no harm will result from use of the additive[U10] , CRN chief executive Steve Mister told“But if you look at the section on safety requirements in the NDI guidance and all of the studies that are now required, it now sounds an awful lot like the food additives petition process, which is exactly what Congress was trying to avoid.[U11]  “It is terribly disheartening to see the FDA going in this direction. They had a chance to create a workable system that would incentivize more companies to follow the law, use the NDI notification process and draw a line between responsible companies and those ignoring the whole process completely. --“But instead they have come up with a document that stifles innovation and will deny consumers access to new products.[U12]  We are terribly disappointed.”

FDA is trying ‘freeze industry in 1994’--As to what constituted an NDI, the fact that changes to the manufacturing process, new solvents or new extraction methods could turn scores of old dietary ingredients assumed to have been ‘grandfathered in’ under DSHEA into NDIs was alarming[U13]  enough, he said. “They are trying to freeze industry in 1994 and lock us into extraction processes used 20 years ago.” However, the fact that separate NDI notifications for supplements containing the same NDI are required if the supplement is reformulated in any way, and that notifications are required for finished products, not just ingredients, meant the FDA would be “flooded” with NDI submissions if the guidance were not revised, said Mister. “It really concerns me that ingredient suppliers cannot seek an NDI notification and then allow customers to piggyback off it.”-‘Absolute nonsense with no basis in science’-The section in the guidance claiming that a synthetic copy of a constituent or extract of a herb or botanical is not a dietary ingredient at all - even if it is chemically identical to its ‘natural’ counterpart - was particularly troubling, although not wholly unexpected, he said.--“We were warned about this when the FDA recently argued that synthetic homotaurine was not a dietary ingredient even though it is chemically identical to homotaurine from red algae extract. Again, the FDA is defining incredibly narrowly what constitutes a dietary ingredient, but very broadly what is a ‘new’ dietary ingredient.”[U14]  Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman partner Marc Ullman said he was particularly frustrated by this aspect of the guidance: “It really is preposterous, absolute nonsense, with no basis in science. If we’re talking about something that is chemically identical to a botanical extract but is synthesized, there really is no rational basis for taking the position that it is not a dietary ingredient.”


Could the trade mount a legal challenge vs NDI guidance?

If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not revise its draft guidance on new dietary ingredients (NDIs) for supplements to reflect industry concerns, the trade might be stuck between a rock and a hard place, admit lawyers.--As the FDA points out at the start of the controversial document, guidance does “not establish legally enforceable responsibilities” but is instead designed to “describe the agency's current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations”.--This meant mounting a legal challenge was difficult, pointed out Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman partner Marc Ullman.--“It’s another case of over onerous regulation in the form of guidance, which prevents the FDA from being sued.”[U15]  If the guidance is not substantially revised after the 90-day comment period, he said, “there is no real legal recourse unless the FDA takes action against a company [for failing to adhere to the guidance] and we get a trial.“All the industry can do in the meantime is apply political pressure.”--Is the guidance consistent with the law it seeks to clarify?--Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) chief executive Steve Mister said: It may be that the FDA will enforce its interpretation of the guidance by bringing a case against someone that would enable us to challenge it in court. But we could also ask Congress for clarification over whether the FDA has exceeded its authority under the statute (DSHEA).”[U16] In the meantime, the trade had to use the 90-day comment period to make the case to the FDA that the additional burdens the guidance placed on industry did not increase consumer safety, said Ashish Talati, a partner at law firm Amin Talati.-“I expect the industry is going to push back very hard on this, and I would urge all stakeholders to submit comments.”--De facto pre-market approval system---The FDA did not seem to appreciate that the NDI process was intended by Congress “to be an actual notification system, not a pre-approval process run according to arbitrary rules set up by the FDA[U17] ”, noted the Alliance for Natural Health USA.--“In these proposed rules, the FDA has effectively created a de facto pre-market approval system without any of the protections of such a system[U18] . In general, the draft guidance creates a process that is extremely burdensome and redundant and is impossible for the FDA to realistically implement anyway.” Natural Products Association vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs Cara Welch added: "We believe the draft guidance does not match Congress’s clear intent that products made from ingredients on the market prior to DSHEA should remain on the market."The FDA is asking for far more from the industry to prove that an ingredient was on the market before 1994 than most makers can probably produce. That was not the intent of DSHEA. These requirements will reduce ingredients meeting the established grandfathered status to a regrettably small number."---Lawyer: ‘I’ll recommend self-affirmed GRAS in lieu of NDI filing’--However, the fact that the FDA has now spelt out that it will accept ingredients that have been self-affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) in lieu of a new dietary ingredient (NDI) filing was good news, argued Talati.--This did not impress Ullman: “I am flabbergasted that FDA apparently will accept a self-GRAS without notification to FDA in lieu of the NDI filing.”

However, Talati said: “I wouldn’t say that this is actually new per se. It’s just that the FDA has never really spelt this out before. It’s always been GRAS for food and NDIs for supplements, and even though a lot of the data might be the same, you make separate filings.--“But now the FDA is making it clear that if you have GRAS [self-affirmed or affirmed by the FDA],you may not have to make an NDI filing as well if you want to use the substance in supplements as well as foods.”---The self-affirmed GRAS process allows firms to conduct a safety assessment of a proposed food substance and self-affirm that it is safe using a panel of qualified experts.---While the safety requirements were equally if not more rigorous for GRAS as for NDI filings, “at least with self-affirmed GRAS you are in control of the process, not the FDA”, said Talati.---“I’ll be recommending to some of my clients to go for self-affirmed GRAS if they can. Not all ingredients will qualify, but going for this may be easier than filing an NDI notification.”


Mercury Vapor Released from Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Exceed Safe Exposure Levels for Humans, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (July 6, 2011) — Once broken, a compact fluorescent light bulb continuously releases mercury vapor into the air for weeks to months, and the total amount can exceed safe human exposure levels in a poorly ventilated room, according to study results reported in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed online only journal published monthly by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The amount of liquid mercury (Hg) that leaches from a broken compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) is lower than the level allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), so CFLs are not considered hazardous waste. However, Yadong Li and Li Jin, Jackson State University (Jackson, MS) report that the total amount of Hg vapor released from a broken CFL over time can be higher than the amount considered safe for human exposure. They document their findings in the article "Environmental Release of Mercury from Broken Compact Fluorescent Lamps."-As people can readily inhale vapor-phase mercury, the authors suggest rapid removal of broken CFLs and adequate ventilation, as well as suitable packaging to minimize the risk of breakage of CFLs and to retain Hg vapor if they do break, thereby limiting human exposure.--Tests of eight different brands of CFLs and four different wattages revealed that Hg content varies significantly from brand to brand. To determine the amount of Hg released by a broken CFL, Li and Jin used standard procedures developed by the EPA to measure leaching of mercury in liquids and used an emission monitoring system to detect Hg vapor."This paper is a very nice holistic analysis of potential risks associated with mercury release from broken CFLs and points to potential human health threats that have not always been considered," according to Domenico Grasso, PhD, Editor-in-Chief and Vice President for Research, Dean of the Graduate College, University of Vermont (Burlington).-Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers, via AlphaGalileo.Journal Reference-Yadong Li, Li Jin. Environmental Release of Mercury from Broken Compact Fluorescent Lamps. Environmental Engineering Science, 2011; 110705072037001 DOI: 10.1089/ees.2011.0027


Compact Fluorescent Lighting: Are We Trading Energy Conservation For Toxic Mercury Emissions?

Some places may produce more mercury emissions by switching from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lighting, a new study suggests. ScienceDaily (Oct. 3, 2008) — A team of Yale scientists has found that certain countries and some U.S. states stand to benefit from the use of compact fluorescent lighting more than others in the fight against global warming. Some places may even produce more mercury emissions by switching from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lighting.--The study, which appears online October 1 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, looked at all 50 states and 130 countries to determine the impact of fluorescent lighting on total mercury emissions in those regions.--Estonia, which relies heavily on coal-powered energy generation, tops the list as the country that would see the greatest reduction in mercury emissions for every incandescent bulb it replaces with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). However, given its similar reliance on coal-fired plants, coupled with its huge population, China stands to reduce its mercury emissions by the greatest overall amount. Other countries near the top of the list include Romania, Bulgaria and Greece; within the U.S., North Dakota, New Mexico and West Virginia have the greatest potential to reduce their mercury emissions.--But much of South America, Africa, the Middle East and parts of Europe, along with Alaska, California, Oregon, Idaho and several New England states, would actually increase their mercury emissions by making the switch from incandescent to fluorescent lighting. The results depend on a complex relationship between a number of factors, including how dependent a region is on coal-powered energy generation, the chemical makeup of the coal used in those plants, and existing recycling programs for CFLs.--"Compact fluorescent lighting is an area where we're really pushing this alternative and all these policies are being enacted, but we're not looking at the potential unintended consequences of what we're doing," said study author Julie Beth Zimmerman, an assistant professor in Yale's Department of Chemical Engineering and its School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.---Touted as a greener alternative to traditional lighting, CFLs are about four times more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. This increased efficiency lessens the energy demand on generating stations powered by fossil fuels and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the amount of packaging and old light bulbs that end up in landfills. But unlike incandescent light bulbs, CFLs contain mercury, a toxin with potentially hazardous effects that can be released during manufacturing and disposal.[U19]  "It's always good to promote energy efficiency, but it's always a tradeoff," said lead author Matthew Eckelman, a graduate student in Yale's Department of Chemistry and the Center for Industrial Ecology. "You may get a lower energy bill at home, but you don't see the emissions or the runoff downstream."--While the researchers stress that their study isn't an excuse to ignore the energy problem and stick with old, inefficient technologies, they caution that nation-wide strategies such as recent bans on incandescent bulbs, adopted by several countries including the U.S., may be too general. "All sustainability issues are local," said Zimmerman. "We need to ask if we should be making decisions on a national level, or if this is something better left to local governments."--The authors of the paper are Matthew Eckelman, Paul Anastas and Julie Beth Zimmerman, all from Yale University. --Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Yale University, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.



 [U1]Read between the Lines out of the hands of the independents and into the hands of the Pharmaseuticals Industry—this is a 20+ billion dollar a year industry and with the asian presence will probably exceed into the 100’s of billions

 [U2]Ever take a look at the fine print these days---the disclosure of even the pharmaceuticals needs an electron microscope to read them ---this is about a play on words –yes you have the disclosure but you can’t see it due to the print being exceedingly microscopic---furthering the poisons they ca put into a product like antifreeze—soy-colouring agents and harsh binders and even aluminum

 [U3]What a load of BS --if they were so concerned with poisonous contaminaats then 99% of the drugs being administered today would be off the market --this is inexcusable BS and this fellow needs to be taken out the back 40 ---the amount of deception and lying to transfer the owner ship of independent pharaseutical companies into the hands of the drug companies will be the end of affordable health for a majority of people who come to rely on the very things the Gov't of canada-usa and europe have undermined---

 [U4]He must be On Monsantos Payroll as well as the pharma industry---this  is the case of the fox guarding the hen house

 [U5]Which is a problem of huge magnitude since te FDD does not represent the health of the globe they can indiscriminately pull products of the shelf  that are effective and conflict with  pharmaceutical companies who has drugs that are 1000 times more costly

 [U6]Less power benefits all of us—the more power they have the less  access you have to health

 [U7]This is to eliminate any small enterprise that can come along and  disturb the bigger companies as well as drug companies who would otherwise have to come up with  products of quality and effect rather then mass produce junk like statins and percacets

 [U8]Interesting here ha makes an  argument about a energy drink yet they sell tobacco products that are tainted with 4000 chemicals—tobacco in of itself is actually good for you on so many levels but when contaminated should not be sold yet here this Durbin ass is making a comparison of taking advantage and danger ---what transparency he is displaying here on what the real agenda  is going on

 [U9]All Horse (*&^

 [U10]Sounds good theoretically---but if say Vitamin C causes you diarhea then it can be construed as a unsafe food

 [U11]Now ask yourself this Food additive—Hmm Monsanto perhaps—Nestle –Cargill-ADM—Pfizer—or any other Drug company which will all be tied to the FDA which is controlled by the  Globalist I have just mentioned

 [U12]Pharmseutical Companie Win another battle here –you having less access means more illness means no other alternative other then death by chemical poisoning from the Pharmaseutical companies-and food industry

 [U13]In other words things like Cq10-MSM-Alpha Lipoic Acid-Creatine- could all be taken away from a lot of you who need these supplements for heart-diabetic-muscle wasting health issues and be turned into a prescribed medicine which noe of you could afford this would be for the elite of the planet who could afford this—and once this legislation is enacted then things Like Vitamin C and Vitamin B1 wil also be targeted into a drug  for distribution only if you have the $$$

 [U14]Again a lot of the Lab created  Supplements will be yanked under this and Vitamin C is made in a lab so are other supplements that have benefited people--

 [U15]They should be sued right out of existence and all the drug ties and agro ties with them

Since they have been the ones poisoning the planet

 [U16]The FDA will go after a company or person who cannot affords to defend against this   legislation and congress needs to step in and pull the reigns back—will not happen since the USA and Canada will compy with the EFSA dictates as well

 [U17]Not Sure I accept this but if it is real then it would be to the concerns of all to blast the fda and the congress on this issue

 [U18]Do I see a conflict of Interest here

 [U19]And use –they all leak some mercury as the bulbs produce heat the gasses can leak out of the containment





Show of the Week July 15 2011


Pet Safety-what is in your Foods

 Recipe For Making Pet Foods


Recipe for making your own Pet Foods---take any ground beef you would buy for yourself—lamb –turkey—chicken fish---egg and dairy--- take any one—in this case lets say ground beef---portion out a ¼-1/2 cup and add water to a blender and start it going---leave the lid on and open the centre piece—feed in small amounts of the ground beef –initially it will plop all over til it starts to purree—then add more and allow for blending—add 1 vitamin to this—make sure it is powdered before mixing it in the blender---add some small amount of rosemary to this—and when it is all fused and blended then take it out and cook in frying pan or broil or bake this—make sure it is done well –the idea is to as well neutralize any potential parasite or bacteria or fungi cook til well done—then take it and put it back in the blender and add another vitamin to this ( again make sure it is powdered down—if you wish add some powdered herbs like sage or thyme ¼ tsp of any—re blend again till the meat becomes a pate---then when done pour into a glass jar or bowl and refrigerate---portion out what is needed for the Pet(s)







Show of the Week July 18 2011


Cat food firm blames deaths on quarantine controls November 28, 2008

Pet food Recipe

 Purifying Water

 Gold Nanoparticles Bring Scientists Closer to a Treatment for Cancer

Using Gold Nanoparticles to Hit Cancer Where It Hurts

Cinnamon Can Replace Harmful Chemicals Used to Create Nanoparticles


Cat food firm blames deaths on quarantine controls November 28, 2008

THE Canadian manufacturer at the centre of a local pet food scare caused by paralysis in more than 40 cats has placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Australian Government.--In a statement released yesterday, Champion Petfoods, of Alberta, said it was pulling out of the Australian market after independent tests from a US laboratory on its Orijen brand of cat food showed that dangerous levels of irradiation mandated by the Australian Government appeared to be to blame for the outbreak of serious illness among Australian cats.--Five animals have so far had to be put down, although it is believed a number of cats in other states were also destroyed before the link to the Orijen brand of food had been made.-The company, which exports to 50 countries, said only Australia demanded its pet food be irradiated because Orijen was not highly processed or cooked at the same high temperatures as most other imported pet foods.--Citing a US study last year which found that levels between 36 and 47 kiloGrays of Cobalt 60 gamma rays were linked to neurological symptoms similar to those found in the affected Australian cats, the pet food company said the minimum level of 50 kGYs demanded by the Australian Government for the imported product was clearly excessive, and had possibly led to a serious depletion of vitamin A.- The only human foods approved for irradiation in Australia are imported herbs and spices, ranging from 10 to 30 kGYs, and tropical fruit, irradiated at no more than 1 kGY.--A spokesman for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry said Australia required all dry and semi-dried pet food to be either heat-treated or irradiated and Orijen was just one of a number of pet food manufacturers that exported to Australia.---"No other manufacturer has reported any similar issues," he said.-The Sydney cat neurologist who first identified the link between the pet food and the outbreak of illness in the local cat population, Dr Georgina Child, was sceptical of the company's claims.--"There is nothing to suggest any of the cats I have seen are vitamin A deficient … and while all the cats have eaten Orijen, most have also eaten a variety of other foods," she said.--The study quoted by the company was based on the findings of just eight cats and concluded that further research was required to support any link between vitamin A depletion, irradiation and neurological illness, Dr Child said.


Pet food Recipe ---

1 cup water (or, preferably, more if your cat will eat it with more water)-- 2 eggs - use the yolk raw but lightly cook the white (see update below)-- 2000 mg (minimum) Use walnut or animal fats like lard –or other oils other then Fish---all fish oils no matter what is being disclosed has mercury in them and would not be advised to consume or feed to animals—if you get grass fed cow butter –will have 13 times more omega 3oil then fish with out the mercury(a good source of essential fatty acids - I often use 4,000 - 6,000 mg)--- 400 IU (268 mg) Vitamin E (powdered E in capsules is the easiest to use)-- 50 mg Vitamin B-complex (capsules or tablets)-- 2,000 mg taurine (use powdered - either in capsules or loose)-- 3/4 tsp Sea Salt—to get the iodine in the salt take 1-2 oz of sea salt and add 1/8 of a teaspoon of sea weed and blend til fine the add this to your mix-Iodized salt has extreme negligible amounts and to get any ratio of iodine the consumption of salt would be excessive-- when using chicken parts - see below** (Contains potassium and sodium.  Make sure that it contains iodine.)-- Liver - If using ground rabbit (which includes liver) from, do not add additional liver.  If using chicken legs, thighs or a whole chicken carcass minus the organs, add 4 ounces of chicken livers per 3 lb of meat/bones/skin. 44 4 ( liver would be optional and maybe used sparingly since this is the organ that purifies the system ---there maybe contaminants in the liver that may cause issues so do this sparingly---even if they are being bought at a Health food type environment—there has come a revelation that a lot of the “Natural” or “Organic” meats have been fed the same feed as the non alternative livestock has been fed so there will be absolutely no difference in the meat quality so be aware that this would alos mean the livers and other internal organs may have the same residue of GMO’s or GE in them ) 44 4Most cats eat 4-6 ounces/day.  Therefore, this recipe yields enough food for one cat for approximately 10-14 days----this is a variance from the orginal recipe from the net with the changes based on the current knowledge of contamination in foods today and what maybe a better choice for the animals you have—you still will have to tweak this and figure out what works best---this same recipe can be applied to dogs as well--






Gold Nanoparticles Bring Scientists Closer to a Treatment for Cancer

A schematic illustration of different types of gold nanoparticles used in the experiments. NR is gold nanorods, HG is hollow gold nanoparticles, SP is spherical gold nanoparticles and CS is core-shell silica-gold nanoparticles. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Southampton)ScienceDaily (July 6, 2011) — Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed smart nanomaterials, which can disrupt the blood supply to cancerous tumours. --The team of researchers, led by Physics lecturer Dr Antonios Kanaras, showed that a small dose of gold nanoparticles can activate or inhibit genes that are involved in angiogenesis -- a complex process responsible for the supply of oxygen and nutrients to most types of cancer. -"The peptide-functionalised gold nanoparticles that we synthesised are very effective in the deliberate activation or inhibition of angiogenic genes," said Dr Kanaras.- The team went a step further to control the degree of damage to the endothelial cells using laser illumination. Endothelial cells construct the interior of blood vessels and play a pivotal role in angiogenesis. The researchers also found that the gold particles could be used as effective tools in cellular nanosurgery.---"We have found that gold nanoparticles can have a dual role in cellular manipulation. Applying laser irradiation, we can use the nanoparticles either to destroy endothelial cells, as a measure to cut the blood supply to tumours, or to deliberately open up the cellular membrane in order to deliver a drug efficiently," said Dr Kanaras.---The researchers are almost midway through their research and have published two related papers with another one submitted for publication and four more planned throughout this year. Their major target is to develop a complete nanotechnology toolkit to manipulate angiogenesis. To make this a reality within five to ten years they continue to seek funding.

Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Southampton, via AlphaGalileo.---Journal References--Dorota Bartczak, Otto L. Muskens, Timothy M. Millar, Tilman Sanchez-Elsner, Antonios G. Kanaras. Laser-Induced Damage and Recovery of Plasmonically Targeted Human Endothelial Cells. Nano Letters, 2011; 11 (3): 1358 DOI: 10.1021/nl104528s Dorota Bartczak, Tilman Sanchez-Elsner, Fethi Louafi, Timothy M. Millar, Antonios G. Kanaras. Receptor-Mediated Interactions between Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles and Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells. Small, 2011; 7 (3): 388 DOI: 10.1002/smll.201001816


Using Gold Nanoparticles to Hit Cancer Where It Hurts

ScienceDaily (Feb. 18, 2010) — Taking gold nanoparticles to the cancer cell and hitting them with a laser has been shown to be a promising tool in fighting cancer, but what about cancers that occur in places where a laser light can't reach? Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have shown that by directing gold nanoparticles into the nuclei of cancer cells, they can not only prevent them from multiplying, but can kill them where they lurk.---The research appeared as a communication in the February 10 edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.---"We've developed a system that can kill cancer cells by shining light on gold nanoparticles, but what if the cancer is in a place where we can't shine light on it? To fix that problem, we've decorated the gold with a chemical that brings it inside the nucleus of the cancer cell and stops it from dividing," said Mostafa El-Sayed, Regents professor and director of the Laser Dynamics Laboratory at Georgia Tech.---Once the cell stops dividing, apoptosis sets in and kills the cell.---"In cancer, the nucleus divides much faster than that of a normal cell, so if we can stop it from dividing, we can stop the cancer," said El-Sayed.--The team tested their hypothesis on cells harvested from cancer of the ear, nose and throat. They decorated the cells with an argininge-glycine-aspartic acide petipde (RGD) to bring the gold nano-particles into the cytoplasm of a cancer cell but not the healthy cells and a nuclear localization signal peptide (NLS) to bring it into the nucleus.---In previous work they showed that just bringing the gold into the cytoplasm does nothing. In this current study, they found that implanting the gold into the nucleus effectively kills the cell.---"The cell starts dividing and then it collapses," said El-Sayed. "Once you have a cell with two nuclei, it dies." The gold works by interfering with the cells' DNA, he added. How that works exactly is the subject of a follow-up study.--"Previously, we've shown that we can bring gold nanoparticles into cancer cells and by shining a light on them, can kill the cells. Now we've shown that if we direct those gold nanoparticles into the nucleus, we can kill the cancer cells that are in spots we can't hit with the light," said El-Sayed.

Story Source---The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Georgia Institute of Technology. The original article was written by David Terraso.--Journal Reference-Bin Kang, Megan A. Mackey and Mostafa A. El-Sayed. Nuclear Targeting of Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer Cells Induces DNA Damage, Causing Cytokinesis Arrest and Apoptosis. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010; 132 (5): 1517 DOI: 10.1021/ja9102698


Cinnamon Can Replace Harmful Chemicals Used to Create Nanoparticles

ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2010) — Gold nanoparticles, tiny pieces of gold so small that they can't be seen by the naked eye, are used in electronics, healthcare products and as pharmaceuticals to fight cancer. Despite their positive uses, the process to make the nanoparticles requires dangerous and extremely toxic chemicals. While the nanotechnology industry is expected to produce large quantities of nanoparticles in the near future, researchers have been worried about the environmental impact of the global nanotechnological revolution.--Now, a study by a University of Missouri research team, led by MU scientist Kattesh Katti, curators' professor of radiology and physics in the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Science, senior research scientist at the University of Missouri Research Reactor and director of the Cancer Nanotechnology Platform, has found a method that could replace nearly all of the toxic chemicals required to make gold nanoparticles. The missing ingredient can be found in nearly every kitchen's spice cabinet -- cinnamon.---The usual method of creating gold nanoparticles utilizes harmful chemicals and acids that are not environmentally safe and contain toxic impurities. In the MU study, Katti and researchers Raghuraman Kannan, the Michael J and Sharon R. Bukstein Distinguished Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research, assistant professor of radiology and director of the Nanoparticle Production Core Facility; and Nripen Chanda, a research associate scientist, mixed gold salts with cinnamon and stirred the mixture in water to synthesize gold nanoparticles. The new process uses no electricity and utilizes no toxic agents.---"The procedure we have developed is non-toxic," Kannan said. "No chemicals are used in the generation of gold nanoparticles, except gold salts. It is a true 'green' process."--"From our work in green nanotechnology, it is clear that cinnamon -- and other species such as herbs, leaves and seeds -- will serve as a reservoir of phytochemicals and has the capability to convert metals into nanoparticles," Katti said. "Therefore, our approach to 'green' nanotechnology creates a renaissance symbolizing the indispensable role of Mother Nature in all future nanotechnological developments."---During the study, the researchers found that active chemicals in cinnamon are released when the nanoparticles are created. When these chemicals, known as phytochemicals, are combined with the gold nanoparticles, they can be used for cancer treatment. The phytochemicals can enter into cancer cells and assist in the destruction or imaging of cancer cells, Katti said.---"Our gold nanoparticles are not only ecologically and biologically benign, they also are biologically active against cancer cells," Katti said.---As the list of applications for nanotechnology grows in areas such as electronics, healthcare products and pharmaceuticals, the ecological implications of nanotechnology also grow. When considering the entire process from development to shipping to storage, creating gold nanoparticles with the current process can be incredibly harmful to the environment, Chanda said.

"On one hand, you are trying to create a new, useful technology. However, continuing to ignore the environmental effects is detrimental to the progress," Kannan said.---The study was published this fall in Pharmaceutical Research.--Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Missouri-Columbia.---Journal Reference-Nripen Chanda, Ravi Shukla, Ajit Zambre, Swapna Mekapothula, Rajesh R. Kulkarni, Kavita Katti, Kiran Bhattacharyya, Genevieve M. Fent, Stan W. Casteel, Evan J. Boote, John A. Viator, Anandhi Upendran, Raghuraman Kannan, Kattesh V. Katti. An Effective Strategy for the Synthesis of Biocompatible Gold Nanoparticles Using Cinnamon Phytochemicals for Phantom CT Imaging and Photoacoustic Detection of Cancerous Cells. Pharmaceutical Research, 2010; DOI: 10.1007/s11095-010-0276-6









Show of the Week July 22 2011


Memory enhancing effects of saffron in aged mice are correlated with antioxidant protection

Evidence for 'Food Addiction' in Humans ( People )

Hydration-Water Drinking

Runners -- Let Thirst Be Your Guide

Eggs' Antioxidant Properties May Help Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer



Memory enhancing effects of saffron in aged mice are correlated with antioxidant protection.

Behav Brain Res. 2011 Jun 1;219(2):197-204--Authors: Papandreou MA, Tsachaki M, Efthimiopoulos S, Cordopatis P, Lamari FN, Margarity M

Brain aging is characterized by cognitive decline and memory deficits that could be the result of oxidative stress and impaired cholinergic function. In this study, the effects of a daily, 7-day, intraperitoneal administration of saffron on cognitive functions were examined in both healthy adult (4 months old) and aged (20 months old), male Balb-c mice (n=8/group), by passive avoidance test. Whole brain homogenates (minus cerebellum) were collected for examination of brain oxidative markers, caspase-3 and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity. Results showed that saffron-treated mice exhibited significant improvement in learning and memory, accompanied by reduced lipid peroxidation products, higher total brain antioxidant activity and reduced caspase-3 activity in both age groups of mice. Furthermore, salt- and detergent-soluble AChE activity was significantly decreased only in adult mice. Thus, we showed, for the first time, that the significant cognitive enhancement conferred by saffron administration in mice, is more closely related to the antioxidant reinforcement. Next, we compared the effect of saffron (1-250 μg/mL), crocetin and safranal (1-125 μM) on H(2)O(2)-induced toxicity in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells. Both saffron and crocetin provided strong protection in rescuing cell viability (MTT assay), repressing ROS production (DCF assay) and decreasing caspase-3 activation. These data, together with earlier studies suggest that crocetin is a unique and potent antioxidant, capable of mediating the in vivo effects of saffron.--PMID: 21238492 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Evidence for 'Food Addiction' in Humans- ( People )

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2011) — Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that people can become dependent on highly palatable foods and engage in a compulsive pattern of consumption, similar to the behaviors we observe in drug addicts and those with alcoholism.---Using a questionnaire originally developed by researchers at Yale University, a group of obese men and women were assessed according to the 7 symptoms recommended by the American Psychiatric Association to diagnose substance dependence (e.g., withdrawal, tolerance, continued use despite problems), with questions modified by replacing the word food for drugs within the questions. Based on their responses, individuals were classified as 'food addicts' or non-addicts, and then the two groups were compared in three areas relevant to conventional addiction disorders: clinical co-morbidities, psychological risk factors, and abnormal motivation for the addictive substance.---While 'food addicts' did not differ from non-addicts in their age or body weight (controlled for height), they displayed an increased prevalence of binge-eating disorder and depression, and more symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. They also were characterized by more impulsive personality traits, were more sensitive or responsive to the pleasurable properties of palatable foods, and were more likely to 'self-soothe' with food.----"These results strongly reinforce the view that food addiction is an identifiable condition with clinical symptoms, and is characterized by a psycho-behavioral profile that is similar to conventional drug-abuse disorders," said Dr. Davis. "The results also deliver much needed human support for the growing evidence of sugar and fat addiction in experimental animal research," she added. "These findings advance our search for clinically relevant subtypes of obesity that may possess different biological and psychological vulnerabilities to environmental risk factors. This type of information will help us develop personalized treatment approaches for those who struggle with overeating and escalating weight gain."--Story Source--The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.---


Hydration-Water Drinking

Advice to Drink Eight Glasses of Water a Day 'Nonsense,' Argues Doctor

ScienceDaily (July 13, 2011) — The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration "is not only nonsense, but is thoroughly debunked nonsense," argues GP, Margaret McCartney in this week's online British Medical Journal (BMJ).--There is currently no clear evidence of benefit from drinking increased amounts of water, she says, yet the "we-don't-drink-enough-water" myth has endless advocates, including the NHS.[U1] ---The NHS Choices website states: "Try to drink about six to eight glasses of water (or other fluids) a day to prevent dehydration," while many schools also feel it appropriate to insist that pupils are accompanied to school by a water bottle.--Other organisations, often with vested interests, reinforce this message, she says. For example, Hydration for Health (created by French food giant Danone -- makers of bottled waters including Volvic and Evian) recommends 1.5 to 2 litres of water daily as "the simplest and healthiest hydration advice you can give." It also claims that "even mild dehydration plays a role in the development of various diseases."[U2] -But McCartney argues that there is no high quality published evidence to support these claims.---She points to several studies showing no clear evidence of benefit from drinking increased amounts of water and suggesting there may be unintended harms attached to an enforcement to drink more water.--"It would seem, therefore, that water is not a simple solution to multiple health problems," she writes.--For instance, reports that increased water intake in children can improve concentration and mental performance have not been confirmed by research studies, while data relating water drinking to a reduction in children being overweight are prone to bias[U3] . -While there are some conditions that do benefit from drinking increased water, such as in people with recurrent kidney stones, other evidence for preventing disease is conflicting, adds McCartney. In other words, this is a complex situation not easily remedied by telling everyone to drink more.---Untangling the evidence presented by Danone "results in weak and biased selection of evidence," she argues. Danone says we need "informed choices," but their own evidence does not support their call to action. She concludes: "There are many organisations with vested interests who would like to tell doctors and patients what to do. We should just say no."-Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by BMJ-British Medical Journal, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.--Journal ReferenceM. McCartney. Waterlogged? BMJ, 2011; 343 (jul12 2): d4280 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d4280


Runners -- Let Thirst Be Your Guide

ScienceDaily (June 19, 2007) — Many people are drinking too much water, including sports drinks, when exercising, a practice that could put some individuals engaging in prolonged types of endurance exercise at risk of potentially lethal water intoxication, say international experts who study disorders of water metabolism. Such exercise includes marathons, triathlons, and long distance cycling.---This serious condition, known as exercise-induced hyponatremia (EAH), could be prevented if only people would respect their personal thirst “meter,” or would undertake a “sweat test” to determine how much water they actually need to drink in order to replace just the body fluids lost during exercising, the researchers say.---A group of experts in this condition has issued a number of papers and recommendations, including an international consensus statement on this disorder published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine in 2005. Joseph Verbalis, M.D., Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center and a member of this group, recently updated the scientific community on the causes of this disorder in the May issue of Sports Medicine.--Verbalis says the goal of the group is to understand the biological basis of EAH, and in that way, assure that no athlete ever succumbs to it again. A number of marathon runners have died from EAH, including one at this year’s London Marathon in April. One recent study found that 13 percent of Boston marathon runners suffered from EAH, though most cases are mild enough so that they are not noticed by the athletes themselves.--“The tragic aspect of the deaths that have occurred from EAH is that these are healthy young people who otherwise would have lived normal, long lives,” says Verbalis, who is also Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Georgetown. ---“The data clearly indicate that EAH is caused by excess drinking during endurance exercise activities, and that it can be prevented by limiting fluid intake while exercising, he says. But despite this knowledge, Verbalis points out that “unfortunately, we are not seeing this condition go away."---“The public’s impression of the amount of water that is necessary to drink for good health is not based on real factual data,” he says. “Many in our society have promoted the idea that you need to continually drink a large amount of fluid, such as 8 ounces of water eight times a day. But most people don’t really need that much.”  ---Verbalis points out that EAH predominantly afflicts exercisers engaging in endurance activities of 4 hours in duration or longer. But “the average person who goes out for an hour or two of strenuous exercise is not going to be at risk for this,” he adds.---Verbalis also says that sports drinks, which contain some sodium and potassium and carbohydrates, are basically water with a few additives. “There’s a misconception among the sports community that consuming sports drinks rather than water will protect you from becoming hyponatremic. That’s simply not true,” he says. “Drinking too much of anything puts some people at risk for potentially dangerous levels of hyponatremia.”--The disorder occurs when endurance exercisers drink more fluid than their kidneys can excrete. The hormone that determines how much fluid a kidney can excrete is arginine vasopressin (AVP), which is released from the pituitary gland when a person is becoming dehydrated in order to force the kidneys to conserve water. At rest, a person’s AVP level is low and can be suppressed to zero when sufficient fluids are ingested so that the kidney can excrete, rather than retain, excess water. But AVP levels can rise in people who exercise strenuously over a number of hours, even if they are not dehydrated. ---“A kidney can normally excrete up to a liter an hour with an AVP level of zero, but when you’re exercising, the AVP is telling your kidney to excrete a volume of fluid that is markedly less than the maximum the kidney can excrete at rest,” Verbalis says. Too much water intake in an endurance exerciser whose AVP levels are on the rise means that some of the ingested water will be retained, and that excess water can dangerously dilute the level of sodium in the blood that is needed for organs to function[U4] , he adds.---Investigators have been researching the triggers that stimulate AVP secretion during exercise, and have found several. One is a loss of fluid from the body and blood as a result of sweating during prolonged exercise. Another is nausea, a common reaction to extreme sports, which makes the body think vomiting will ensue, so water needs to be conserved, Verbalis says. Finally, a research team that included Verbalis recently reported in the American Journal of Medicine that release from muscles of a cytokine known as interleukin-6 (Il-6) is also capable of stimulating AVP secretion. ---Verbalis noted in his Sports Medicine paper that since 1985, “well over 100 individual cases” of EAH have been reported from physical exercise activities as diverse as forced military marches, prolonged hiking and marathon, ultramarathon and triathlon races, and there have been at least 8 documented fatalities. Some people have been known to gain up to 6-7 pounds during a marathon due to retention of water that the kidneys cannot excrete, he says. “No one should be gaining any weight during these events,” according to Verbalis, “and if they do, it can only be due to fluid retention.”---The hyponatremia consensus panel has recommended that everyone, including endurance exercisers, should “drink to thirst” ? that is, drink only when you feel you need to. Verbalis acknowledges that this advice is controversial, because some trainers and sports physiologists contend that “by the time you’re actually thirsty, you have lost enough fluid to already be dehydrated, so they say you need to drink in anticipation of becoming dehydrated.---“We dispute that notion, and contend that thirst is a good indicator of your body’s need for fluids, and that there is a window of time over which you can rehydrate safely,” he says. While a person “needs to lose about 1-2 percent of body water before thirst will reliably remind you to drink, losing that little is not sufficient to cause any significant health problems,” Verbalis says. “Many of us are often dehydrated to such small degrees, and it does not significantly affect us.”---But he adds that endurance exercisers who don’t want to rely on their body’s thirst meter have another excellent option, and that is undertaking a sweat test. This involves recording a person’s weight digitally, then running on a treadmill for an hour and recording their ending weight after toweling off the body sweat. “Most people don’t know how much they really sweat while exercising, but this simple test can tell you approximately how much fluid losses you are generating from sweat,” he says. “There is no need to drink significantly more than that, because sweat represents the major source of fluid loss during exercise.”---A healthy person needs to be dehydrated in the range of 4-6 percent loss of body water before there’s a significant health risk problem from dehydration, Verbalis says. “So, really, if people just do things in moderation, especially including re-hydrating by drinking, they’re not going to be at risk of either dehydration from excessive sweat losses or EAH from excessive fluid ingestion.”--Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Georgetown University Medical Center.


Eggs' Antioxidant Properties May Help Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer

ScienceDaily (July 6, 2011) — One of nature's most perfect foods may be even better for us than previously thought.-While eggs are well known to be an excellent source of proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals, researchers at the University of Alberta recently discovered they also contain antioxidant properties, which helps in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. --Jianping Wu, Andreas Schieber and graduate students Chamila Nimalaratne and Daise Lopes-Lutz of the U of A Department of Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science examined egg yolks produced by hens fed typical diets of either primarily wheat or corn. They found the yolks contained two amino acids, tryptophan and tyrosine, which have high antioxidant properties.---After analyzing the properties, the researchers determined that two egg yolks in their raw state have almost twice as many antioxidant properties as an apple and about the same as half a serving (25 grams) of cranberries.---However, when the eggs were fried or boiled, antioxidant properties were reduced by about half, and a little more than half if the eggs were cooked in a microwave.[U5] --"It's a big reduction but it still leaves eggs equal to apples in their antioxidant value," said Wu.---The findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Food Chemistry.---The discovery of these two amino acids, while important, may only signify the beginning of finding antioxidant properties in egg yolks, said Wu, an associate professor of agricultural, food and nutritional science.---"Ultimately, we're trying to map antioxidants in egg yolks so we have to look at all of the properties in the yolks that could contain antioxidants, as well as how the eggs are ingested," said Wu, adding that he and his team will examine the other type of antioxidant already known to be in eggs, carotenoids, the yellow pigment in egg yolk, as well as peptides.--In previous research, Wu found that egg proteins were converted by enzymes in the stomach and small intestines and produced peptides that act the same way as ACE inhibitors, prescriptions drugs that are used to lower high blood pressure.[U6]  That finding defied common wisdom and contradicted the public perception that eggs increased high blood pressure because of their high cholesterol content. Additional research by Wu suggests the peptides can be formulated to help prevent and treat hypertension. Wu is convinced the peptides also have some antioxidant properties, which leads him to suggest that when he completes the next step in his research, the result will likely be that eggs have more antioxidant properties than we currently know.Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Alberta, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.--Journal Reference--Chamila Nimalaratne, Daise Lopes-Lutz, Andreas Schieber, Jianping Wu. Free aromatic amino acids in egg yolk show antioxidant properties. Food Chemistry, 2011; 129 (1): 155 DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.04.058



 [U1]In this I agree this insanity of flushing the body with water can actually cause a depletion in electrolytes which are required to maitin the body’s PH balance as well

 [U2]PURE BS there are mecahanism in your system that can compensate for mild dehydration

 [U3]There  maybe some truth to this in regard to the way water can flush out fat butttttttt the issue is how much and will it also flush out other beneficial elements as well—this is something the “Studies” who the marketing people use do not say

 [U4]Again I have said this for years that all this fluids they are telling you to drink dilutes and dletes these nutrients out of the body including salt –magnesium-calcium and potassium to name a few and then you are being sold another bill of BS on being alkaline—when if you had not flushed out the minerals required for alkalinity you would not need to spend these dollars on those nutrients


 [U6]EGGS increases Enzyme activity by donating enzymes and potentially lowers blood pressure





 Show of the Week July 25 2011

Substances that can kill or inhibit detrimental Bacteria are said to possess Antibiotic properties

 These Substances may Prevent/Treat Bacterial & Viral Diseases

 Mycoplasma, The Linking Pathogen in Neurosystemic  Diseases

Dead Cats And Dogs -Used To Make Pet Food

Remedies for Making an Antibacterial



These Substances may Prevent/Treat Bacterial & Viral Diseases 

Other therapies for Bacterial & Viral Diseases are listed in the topic for each individual Bacterial & Viral Disease.

 Amino Acids 

Arginine may help to prevent Bacterial & Viral Diseases in persons with suppressed Immune Systems.       

Glutamine may help to prevent Bacterial & Viral Diseases in people who undertake Endurance Exercise (endurance athletes have an increased rate of infections partly as a result of depletion of plasma Glutamine that occurs during Endurance Exercise). 


Beta 1,3 Glucan may help to prevent many types of Bacterial & Viral Diseases (by enhancing the function of the Immune System). 


 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may protect against many Bacterial & Viral Diseases. 

 Immune System Chemicals

 IgA is a major line of defense against local Bacterial & Viral Diseases in the Respiratory Tract and the Gastrointestinal Tract. 


Alkylglycerols may help to prevent Bacterial & Viral Diseases (due to the stimulatory effects of Alkylglycerols on the Immune System).  Shark Liver oil

 Linoleic Acid deficiency may increase the body’s susceptibility to Bacterial & Viral Diseases.  Omega 6 fats or oils that have a combination of omega 6


Lactobacillus rhamnosus may counteract many types of Bacterial & Viral Diseases.  Human intestines --mix of probiotic formulations--


Increased susceptibility to Bacterial & Viral Diseases may occur as a result of  

Copper deficiency.  Any green veg juiced will give adequate copper 

Selenium may help to prevent Bacterial & Viral Diseases.   

Silver (consumed orally) may help to prevent and treat many Bacterial & Viral Diseases (by suppressing or killing many of the Detrimental Microorganisms that cause Bacterial & Viral Diseases). 

Zinc may help to prevent Bacterial & Viral Diseases. 


Thymic Protein A (TPA) may help to prevent many Bacterial & Viral Diseases (by stimulating the Immune System).  These Are Glandulars derived from either bovine -sheep or porcine

 Vaccines ( Not Suggested Unless the mercury and other Destructive elements are removed from the solutions)

Biostim may prevent some Bacterial & Viral Diseases:  -- Epidemiological studies show that persons who have undertaken a course of Biostim often remain free from Bacterial & Viral Diseases for 12 months.


Vitamin A may help to prevent many Bacterial & Viral Diseases (via numerous mechanisms that involve the Immune System).  

Vitamin B5 may help to prevent Bacterial & Viral Diseases (by stimulating the production of Antibodies).   

Vitamin B12 may accelerate the recovery from many types of Bacterial & Viral Diseases.   

Bacterial & Viral Diseases may increase the body's Vitamin C requirements and Vitamin C may help to prevent and treat many types of Bacterial & Viral Diseases.   

Supplemental Vitamin E may help to prevent many types of Bacterial & Viral Diseases.   


Chlorella may help to prevent some Bacterial & Viral Diseases (due to its ability to stimulate the production of Interferons).   

Animal Organ Extracts

 Thymus Extract may increase Helper T-Cells production and may lower elevated Suppressor T-Cells levels in persons afflicted with Bacterial & Viral Diseases. 

 Dairy Foods 

Colostrum may be a valuable treatment for many Bacterial & Viral Diseases. -Due to the Transfer factor aspect as well 


Echinacea may accelerate the recovery from many types of Bacterial & Viral Diseases and may help to prevent many types of Bacterial & Viral Diseases.   

Siberian Ginseng may reduce the risk of Bacterial & Viral Diseases during periods of Stress.   

Herbal/Yeast Combinations 

Bio-Strath (a herbal preparation of various Herbs grown on Brewer’s Yeast) (three teaspoons per day) may increase the body’s resistance to infection by Bacterial and Viral Diseases. 


 Maitake Mushrooms may help to prevent many types of Bacterial & Viral Diseases. 



Oregano Oil may alleviate many types of Bacterial & Viral Diseases (due to its ability to inhibit/kill a wide range of Detrimental Bacteria and Viruses).   

Shark Liver Oil may help to prevent Bacterial & Viral Diseases (due to the stimulatory effects of Alkylglycerols on the Immune System). 

Essential oils Such as thyme-savoury-oregano-sage-rosemary-clove-allspice 

Conventional Medical Prevention of Bacterial and Viral Diseases

 Orthodox Medical Procedures-Not Recommended due to the toxicity and side effects that come into the body as a result of this procedure---last resort!!!!

Immunization is often employed as a strategy to PREVENT Bacterial or Viral Diseases: 

Vaccination involves the use of Vaccines to stimulate the formation of appropriate Antibodies against specific Bacterial or Viral Diseases. 

Other Factors that Prevent Bacterial and Viral Diseases

 Immune System 

Persistently low levels of NK Lymphyocytes increase the body’s susceptibility to Bacterial & Viral Diseases and strategies that increase NK Lymphocytes production or activity are often effective for suppressing lingering Bacterial & Viral Diseases (infections). 

Optimal functioning of the Thymus plays a major role in the prevention of Bacterial & Viral Diseases (due to the numerous Thymic Hormones produced by the Thymus that regulate Immune function). 


 Regular, moderate Exercise may reduce the incidence of Bacterial and Viral Diseases.


 Remedies for Making an Antibacterial-

 You will need fats—Such as Egg Yolk Lecithin or Sunflower Lecithin ( do not use soy unless you gave absolutely no choice )  use 3 oz --then take the essential oil of Tangerine and of Rosemary and of Myrrh  and add 4 drops of each—then take the tincture of thuja and add ½ a dropper—add wheat germ oil and MCT oil 1 oz of each and add to this lauricidin or monolaurin 1 tablespoon and add the enzyme lipase ½ tsp—blend together till everything is fused and smooth---about 5-7 minutes at either medium to high speed  in a blender---then when done pour into a glass container---use 1 tablespoon daily or as needed all these components will impact the bacterial potential in the lipids ( fats) and protect them from breaking down—this can have a eliminating effct as well due to the fact that the lecithin will assist the liver in the utilization of the fats—and this to can have a hormonal regulating effect the way it will reduce estrogen in the system

 JMake Teas as well—Adding Bay leaf –Thyme—Galangal equal portions in a pot to assist in the reduction of bacteria---as well utilize the Essiac teas and other herbal teas that with research can be found to utilize other anti fungals in your areas

 JWhen cooking add herbs or spices that have these proerties as well so that when the fat heats the herbs it will fuse them in the oils making the fats inside of you less problematic and will reduce infection

 JMake sure you utilize blood purifiers in your diet steadily  to insure clean and health blood—anytime you kill of a pathogen or infection there is always te fallout that goes into the blood so keep renewing your blood






Show of the Week July 29 2011


SALT of the Earth

Study questions benefits of low salt diet, experts quick to dismiss

Consumption of 'Good Salt' Can Reduce Population Blood Pressure Levels

Food Companies Are Placing the Onus for Safety on Consumers

Recipe  Salt and Vinegar


SALT of the Earth

 Both sea salt and rock salt were well known to the ancient Greeks who noted that eating salty food affected basic body functions such as digestion and excretion (urine and stools). This led to salt being used medically. The healing methods of Hippocrates (460 BC) especially made frequent use of salt. Salt-based remedies were thought to have expectorant powers. A mixture of water, salt, and vinegar was employed as an emetic. Drinking a mixture of two-thirds cow's milk and one-third salt-water, in the mornings, on an empty stomach was recommended as a cure for diseases of the spleen. A mixture of salt and honey was applied topically to clean bad ulcers and salt-water was used externally against skin diseases and freckles. Hippocrates also mentions inhalation of steam from salt-water. We know today that the antiinflammatory effects of inhaled salt provide relief from respiratory symptoms (c). Thus, 2000 years ago, Greek medicine had already discovered topical use of salt for skin lesions, drinking salty or mineralized waters for digestive troubles and inhaling salt for respiratory diseases! 

The doctor and alchemist Paracelsus (1493–1541 A.D.) introduced an entirely new medical concept. He believed that external factors create disease and conceived a chemically oriented medical system which contrasted with the prevalent herbal medicine. Only salted food could be digested properly: "The human being must have salt, he cannot be without salt. Where there is no salt, nothing will remain, but everything will tend to rot." He recommended salt water for the treatment of wounds and for use against intestinal worms. A hip-bath in salt water was a superb remedy for skin diseases and itching: "This brine - he said - is better than all the health spas arising out of nature." He described the diuretic effect of salt consumption and prescribed salt preparations of different strengths that were used for instance against constipation. 

If the body does not get enough salt, a hormonal mechanism compensates by reducing the excretion of salt in the urine and sweat. But it cannot reduce this output to zero. On a completely salt-free diet the body steadily loses small amounts of salt via the kidneys and sweat glands. It then attempts to adjust this by accelerating its secretion of water, so that the blood’s salt concentration can be maintained at the vital level. The result is a gradual desiccation of the body and finally death."

 An eight-year study of a New York City hypertensive population stratified for sodium intake levels found those on low-salt diets had more than four times as many heart attacks as those on normal-sodium diets the exact opposite of what the “salt hypothesis” would have predicted. (1995). Dr. Jeffrey R. Cutler documented no health outcomes benefits of lower-sodium diets.

 The past president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Suzanne Oparil of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, said her personal view is that the government may have been too quick to recommend that everyone cut back. "Salt restriction as a solitary recommendation for the population for the prevention or the treatment of hypertension

 The seawater has 84 chemical elements. For our body to be healthy we need all those elements. When we use the common salt, we are in deficit of 81 elements which means we are somehow contributing to becoming weaker, imbalanced and more susceptible to diseases. Use the seawater salt. 

When we drink enough water to pass clear urine, we also pass out a lot of the salt that was held back. This is how we can get rid of edema fluid in the body; by drinking more water. Not diuretics, but more water!! In people who have an extensive edema and show signs of their heart beginning to have irregular or very rapid beats with least effort, the increase in water intake should be gradual and spaced out, but not withheld from the body. Naturally, salt intake should be limited for two or three days because the body is still in an overdrive mode to retain it. Once the edema has cleared up, salt should not be withheld from the body

 Salt has many other functions than just regulating the water content of the body. Here are some of the more vital functions of salt in the body:

Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, Contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure - in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical.

Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.

Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics.

. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.

Salt is vital to the nerve cells' communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death.

. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.

. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.

8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses.

Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.

Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.

. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage.

Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body.

Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic.

Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics.

15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.

Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.

Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.

. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.

Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work - from the moment of conception to death.

Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become "leaky" in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The "leakiness" spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck.

. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer's disease.

. Twenty-seven percent of the body's salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we're deficient in salt or water or both.


Study questions benefits of low salt diet, experts quick to dismiss

Research suggesting a low salt diet may increase the risks of cardiovascular  disease has questioned current drives to reduce salt intakes, however experts from the UK and US have been quick to dismiss the study as ‘flawed’.

The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), examined health outcomes related to salt intake, including the incidence of death, illness and hypertension in relation to measures of urinary sodium excretion. ---The research reported that lower sodium excretion was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death, while higher sodium excretion did not correspond with increased risk of hypertension or cardiovascular disease complications.  Speaking to FoodNavigator on behalf of Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), Professor Graham MacGregor said that the observational study “is extremely paradoxical, suggesting that salt puts up blood pressure yet relates inversely to cardiovascular events – even though it is known that raised blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for cardiovascular disease, accounting for approximately 62 per cent of strokes and 49 per cent of all heart disease.” ---“The associations between systolic pressure and sodium excretion did not translate into less morbidity or improved survival … On the contrary, low sodium excretion predicted higher cardiovascular mortality,” said the researchers, led by Dr Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek of the University of Leuven, Belgium. ---“Taken together, our current findings refute the estimates of computer models of lives saved and health care costs reduced with lower salt intake … They do also not support the current recommendations of a generalized and indiscriminate reduction of salt intake at the population level,” they added.


The new JAMA study has already come in for some criticism. Prof MacGregor, of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, and chairman of CASH explained that the paper has “what appear to be severe methodological problems”, adding that “it is difficult to critically assess this paper.” --In addition, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) felt so strongly that the study was flawed that they criticized it in an interview with the New York Times – something they normally do not do. --Dr. Peter Briss, medical director at the CDC, told the NY Times that it is hard to draw any conclusions from the study given its relatively small size, and use of relatively young participants. ---MacGregor and Briss both highlighted that the study goes against a raft of evidence showing that salt reduction is beneficial to the general population. --[U1] This paper does not provide any substantiated evidence to the contrary,” said MacGregor, whilst Briss added that the study “might need to be taken with a grain of salt.” --“There is no evidence that a modest reduction in population salt intake has any harmful effects on health, as such salt reduction is the simplest and most cost-effective method of reducing cardiovascular disease next to tobacco reduction,” added MacGregor.

Study details

The researchers’ studied data from a prospective population study, involving 3681 participants without cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Among the 3681 participants followed, CVD deaths decreased with increasing measures of 24-hour sodium excretion, from 50 deaths in the lowest group, to 24 for medium excretion, and 10 in the highest excretion group.

“Lower sodium excretion was associated with higher CVD mortality,” said Dr Stolarz-Skrzypek and colleagues; noting that this inverse association between sodium excretion levels and death from CVD was statistically significant. --The researchers added that systolic blood pressure, but not diastolic pressure, changes over time aligned with changes in sodium excretion, but this association did not translate into a higher risk of hypertension or CVD complications.” ---“It is unlikely that these findings were due to reverse causality because we excluded patients with a history of CVD … Moreover, these observations were consistent when we censored cardiovascular deaths over a time span ranging from 6 to 21 years, or excluded cardiovascular deaths occurring within 3 years of enrolment,” they explained.

Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Volume 305, Issue 17, Pages 1777-1785, doi:10.1001/jama.2011.574
Fatal and Nonfatal Outcomes, Incidence of Hypertension, and Blood Pressure Changes in Relation to Urinary Sodium Excretion”
Authors: K. Stolarz-Skrzypek, T. Kuznetsova, L. Thijs, V. Tikhonoff, et al


Consumption of 'Good Salt' Can Reduce Population Blood Pressure Levels

ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2010) — An increased intake of 'good' potassium salts could contribute significantly to improving blood pressure at the population level, according to new research. The favourable effect brought about by potassium is even estimated to be comparable with the blood pressure reduction achievable by halving the intake of 'bad' sodium salts (mostly from table salt).-----Those are the conclusions drawn by Linda van Mierlo and her colleagues at Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, and Unilever in their investigation of the consumption of potassium in 21 countries. An article describing their findings appears in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.---The risk of developing cardiovascular diseases rises as blood pressure increases. In Western countries only 20-30% of the population has 'optimal' blood pressure, with the systolic (maximum) pressure being lower than 120 mm Hg and the diastolic (minimum) pressure lower than 80 mm Hg. Blood pressure increases with age in most people. Men more often have a higher blood pressure than women.---Diet and lifestyle plays an important role in managing blood pressure. High intakes of sodium and low intakes of potassium have unfavorable effects on blood pressure. Therefore, reducing the consumption of sodium and increasing the consumption of potassium are both good ways to improve blood pressure.[U2] --The study carried out by food researchers from the Human Nutrition department at Wageningen University and from the Nutrition & Health department at Unilever demonstrates that the average potassium intake in 21 countries including the US, China, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands varies between 1.7 and 3.7 g a day. This is considerably lower than the 4.7 g a day, which has been recommended based on the positive health effects observed at this level of intake.---[U3] ---A hypothetical increase in the potassium intake to the recommended level would reduce the systolic blood pressure in the populations of these countries by between 1.7 and 3.2 mm Hg. This corresponds with the reduction that would occur if Western consumers were to take in 4 g of salt less per day. The intakes of both potassium and sodium are therefore of importance in preventing high blood pressure.---Earlier studies have shown that salt reduction of 3 g per day in food could reduce blood pressure and prevent 2500 deaths per year due to cardiovascular diseases in the Netherlands.[U4]  In Western countries, salt consumption can be as high as 9-12 g a day whereas 5 g is the recommended amount according to WHO standards.[U5]  Most household salt is to be found in processed foods such as bread, ready-made meals, soups, sauces and savoury snacks and pizzas. An effective way of increasing potassium intake is to follow the guidelines for healthy nutrition more closely, including a higher consumption of vegetables and fruit. In addition, the use of mineral salts in processed foods -- by which sodium is partly replaced by potassium -- would contribute to an improved intake of both sodium and potassium.

Story Source--The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Wageningen University and Research Centre, via AlphaGalileo. Journal Reference-Linda A. J. van Mierlo; Arno Greyling; Peter L. Zock; Frans J. Kok; Johanna M. Geleijnse. Suboptimal Potassium Intake and Potential Impact on Population Blood Pressure. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2010; 170 (16): 1501-1502 DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.284


Food Companies Are Placing the Onus for Safety on Consumers

"Increasingly, the corporations that supply Americans with processed foods are unable to guarantee the safety of their ingredients. In this case, ConAgra could not pinpoint which of the more than 25 ingredients in its pies was carrying salmonella. Other companies do not even know who is supplying their ingredients, let alone if those suppliers are screening the items for microbes and other potential dangers, interviews and documents show."---Yet the supply chain for ingredients in processed foods — from flavorings to flour to fruits and vegetables — is becoming more complex and global as the drive to keep food costs down intensifies. As a result, almost every element, not just red meat and poultry, is now a potential carrier of pathogens, government and industry officials concede.--In addition to ConAgra, other food giants like Nestlé and the Blackstone Group
[U6] , a New York firm that acquired the Swanson and Hungry-Man brands two years ago, concede that they cannot ensure the safety of items — from frozen vegetables to pizzas and that they are shifting the burden to the consumer. General Mills, which recalled about five million frozen pizzas in 2007 after an E. coli outbreak, now advises consumers to avoid microwaves and cook only with conventional ovens[U7] . ConAgra has also added food safety instructions to its other frozen meals, including the Healthy Choice brand..."...And the ingredient chain for frozen and other processed foods is poised to get more convoluted, industry insiders say. While the global market for ingredients is projected to reach $34 billion next year, the pressure to keep food prices down in a recession is forcing food companies to look for ways to cut costs.--Ensuring the safety of ingredients has been further complicated as food companies subcontract processing work to save money: smaller companies prepare flavor mixes and dough that a big manufacturer then assembles...(more at [link to] ) What's even worse is that the instructions that ConAgra says consumers have to follow to to be responsible for making the food safe to eat -- using a food thermometer and baking it in an oven to 165 degrees -- don't even work. ---(From the above article):
"Its Banquet pies now have some of the most graphic food safety instructions, complete with a depiction of a thermometer piercing the crust....The U.S.D.A. said it required companies to show that their cooking instructions, when properly followed, would kill any pathogens. ConAgra says it has done such testing to validate its instructions...---But attempts by The New York Times to follow the directions on several brands of frozen meals, including ConAgra’s Banquet pot pies, failed to achieve the required 165-degree temperature. Some spots in the pies heated to only 140 degrees even as parts of the crust were burnt...---In 2007, the U.S.D.A.’s inspection of the ConAgra plant in
Missouri found records that showed some of ConAgra’s own testing of its directions failed to achieve “an adequate lethality” in several products, including its Chicken Fried Beef Steak dinner. Even 18 minutes in a large conventional oven brought the pudding in a Kid Cuisine Chicken Breast Nuggets meal to only 142 degrees, the federal agency found...The pot pie instructions have built-in margins of error, Mr. Seiple said, and the risk to consumers depended on “how badly they followed our directions.”---So they say that the consumer is responsible for cooking the food safely to kill any pathogens that contaminate it, but the instructions don't work and most people don't cook processed food in laboratory conditions, using food thermometers and other testing equipment!

What about the toxins?---While news focus is on foodborne pathogens like salmonella and e. coli, what is totally ignored in the coverage of these outbreaks is that when sloppy conditions and negligent factories are discovered to be the cause of infectious outbreaks, the same conditions also cause contamination of food with toxic contaminants: industrial chemicals, pesticides, pollutants and trash. ---The Georgia peanut butter factory that wasn't cleaning its equipment and letting contaminated water from a broken building drip into food for years, the companies that don't wash pesticide off produce before cooking up their canned soup product, and the factories that add chemicals and cut corners -- these are also problems but there are no outbreaks to alert us to them, because they involve toxins not germs that cause attention-getting outbreaks.--
In my opinion, the chances are very high that the salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks are just the tip of the iceberg. If anyone did routinely test these processed foods for pollutants, industrial food plant chemicals, pesticides and things like machinery oils, I have a very strong feeling that we'd find more than just bacterial infections are out of control.

 Special Comment---with the latest information released that at 36,000X they could still find fungi in the seeds of Genetically modified materials and with the viruse implanted in the germ this would be causative factors in infections not healing adequately or expediently with some of these genetically induced pathogens and add to the mix the pollutants and unsanitary conditions in food processing then the best bet for safe foods would be hydroponics---indoor gardening and gardening or home grown foods---something to consider



Recipe  Salt and Vinegar

 take 1 table of salt 1 table of vinegar ( your choice ) add to 2-3 oz of water and drink to cool body and cleanse the lower end

 Do as above and instead of drinking it use this to wash areas of body that may be infected and or blemished as a result of toxins coming through---salt is a cleanser of cells and vinegar is a penetrant of cells so it will penetrate and clean


 [U1]This is the BS on all of these Interviews---Based on a myriad of studies---or traditional BS---when you look at the past studies they all appeared to support salt in the diet --but since salt maintains cellualr health and heart stability --this could not be accepted by "mainstream medical dogma" or" The Religion of Medical Sickness caused by making people ignorant of facts and real Science" the issue was about protecting there image and to not doubt the validity of the medical field" can't have people doubting the intelligence of the allopathy --which has not gotten anything right in over 80 years!!!!

 [U2]More current studies are Now reflecting that sodium has no bearing on blood pressure in a negative way and in fact stabilizes blood pressure

 [U3]So the reality maybe not a sodium issue at all but more like a potassium deficiency!!

 [U4]Again this is where a Study is done and then extrapolated for the planet and then this is where it becomes all flawed—in china where they have a selenium deficiency –theydie of cancer and in the USA where there is a selenium adequacy you don’t see these issues but if the global standard states that you need 600mcgs in the diet for an American this maybe an overload which then can cause organ complications---something not being dealth with in todays equation on diet and nutrition

 [U5]WHO’s standard –based on what!!??---this is where the questions and challenges need to arise and seriously investigated

 [U6]GMO or GE Corporations or Companies

 [U7]WHATTTTTTTT!!! Use a normal Oven!!!! Where have you heard this before ---OHHHH Yes ME!!!




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