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CHAFF SPRAYING

Potentially deadly fungus spreading in U.S. and Canada

Russia Reports Over 2 Million Dead In US As Mysterious Die-Off Accelerates

 

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Chaff Spraying

Yes, we are being sprayed ---If someone takes conversational exception to the term "chemtrails" while discussing the curiously lingering and spreading of "contrails" in an otherwise blue sky, then ask them, "Are you aware that the government admits to the deployment of aerosolized particulates of known toxicity over America for training in military applications and other purposes? At that point, dismissing the existence of chemtrails as "conspiracy thinking" will be reduced to illogically denying that the government is openly exposing us to dangerous chemicals because we reject the term "chemtrails."

By Carole Pellatt

The substance being released from military aircraft is called "chaff" and started being used during World War II to jam enemy radar. Chaff is used today and is mentioned openly in many reports. Chaff has been sprayed upon us in military exercises since the 1940s. ---According to the military’s paper "Defensive Training Initiative," chaff contains; glass fiber (silica), aluminum, calcium oxide, magnesium oxide, sodium and potassium oxide, iron oxide, aluminum coating, silicon + iron, copper, manganese, zinc, vanadium, titanium and "other." --Chaff is a health hazard if inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin. ---Here are some excerpts from a 1998 Department of Defense Report by the United States General Accounting Office-09/22/98, GAO/NSIAD-98-219: "Chaff is used worldwide in conjunction with military training, testing, and other assigned missions. ---"While DOD (Department of Defense) components report that chaff is an effective means of defense for aircraft, ships, and related weapon systems, DOD and other agencies have identified some unintended and potential side effects of chaff. Chaff can affect safety by interfering with air traffic control radar. Chaff can also affect weather radar observations and the operation of friendly radar systems, especially when vehicles stir up chaff that has settled on the ground. It has been reported that chaff has also caused power outages and damaged electrical equipment. Potential effects cited by Defense and other organizations include those on health and the environment. For example, the Air Force reported that chaff has a potential but remote chance of collecting in reservoirs and causing chemical changes that may affect water and the species that use it.---"Chaff can show up on radar as a false weather phenomenon and may affect lightning within storms. The National Weather Service (NWS) began to observe the widespread and frequent use of chaff in the late 1980s, when it started using new and more sensitive weather radar. Radar observations show that chaff can spread over several hundreds of miles and stay in the air for up to a day. A scientist formerly with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who now performs weather research at the University of Oklahoma, estimated it would have taken more than 200 billion chaff particles to create a radar picture taken in Arizona in 1997. DOD officials stated that it is improbable that such a large chaff deployment occurred outside of combat and is unlikely to occur in any future DOD training events...NOAA also provided pictures taken since 1993 in many other parts of the country and showing radar images of chaff."---It’s hard to believe that people spend time on the Internet arguing about "contrails versus chemtrails" when this has been going on openly for decades. Call it what you want, the military openly admits that is has been spraying us with chemicals of known toxicity, without our permission, for generations.

Pesticide spraying We know the military sprays for many reasons. If you go to any Air National Guard site, aerial spraying missions are mentioned. Retrofitting C-135 refueling jets for aerial spraying missions is also mentioned. And if you read the annual military budget proposals, equipment and a myriad of heavy metal and chemical compounds for spraying are always on the wish list. According to the military, these spraying missions are for the alleged purpose of eradicating West Nile virus (WNV).  Chemical and biological pathogens---We have every reason to assume that the military is still performing "vulnerability testing," meaning that it is constantly testing how vulnerable we are to chemical and biological attacks by attacking us. We are "at war" and trying to make connections between past behaviors and probabilities of the present. I believe that some of the spray patterns we see in the air are to study drift patterns for chemical or biological weapons deployment in populated urban areas and to see how many people can be made ill by such attacks. Weather modification---Geoengineering is at the forefront of weather modification. Weather modification exists, there’s no debate about that. Experimentation in the U.S. began in the late 1800s in an effort to bring rain to midwest farms and accelerated in earnest in the 1950s as the Russians had already been working on it for military applications and the cold war had begun. National Security Memorandum 165, from May 2, 1972, is called "International Aspects Of Weather Modification." The U.S. was well into it’s program by then. The document was de-classified in 2002. --The United States and Canada entered into a weather modification treaty in March of 1975. To quote this document: "The Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America, aware, because of their geographic proximity, that the effects of weather modification activities carried out by either Party or its nationals may affect the territory of the other; "Noting the diversity of weather modification activities in both Canada and the United States by private parties, by State and Provincial authorities, and by the Federal Governments;----"Believing that the existing state of knowledge warrants the expectation of further development over a period of time in the science and technology of weather modification. (a) "Weather modification activities," means activities performed with the intention of producing artificial changes in the composition, behaviour, or dynamics of the atmosphere." --This is a very interesting document, as it describes, in 1975, the intended atmospheric changes these countries were planning to execute. Arizona: Here’s a little about Arizona’s role in weather modification exercises: Weather modification experiments began in 1952. From 1952-1956 Wilhelm Reich demonstrated clear desert greening effects during his cloudbuster operations near Tucson, AZ. ---The OROP ARIZONA Experiment of 1989 was a series of cloudbusting experiments to "Bring Rain Into The Desert Southwest." These experiments were conducted by Dr. James DeMeo, Phd., of Therough Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory in the summer of 1989. Five separate field experiments were planned and announced in advance, undertaken by teams of workers using portable equipment, and recorded in extensive field observations. National Weather Service (NWS) data were used later to analyze the geographical distribution and intensity of atmospheric effects. --It’s interesting to note that one of the observations Dr. DeMeo made after his experiments was the connection between rainfall and underground nuclear testing: "The relationship between underground nuclear bomb testing and atmospheric phenomena needs further research and study. Soaring summertime temperatures were observed in the open desert shortly after a series of such tests. Additional systematic observations suggest a tendency for rainfall-diverting high pressures to build in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast following underground testing in Nevada. Similarly, an increasing buildup of DOR [dead orgone]-laden air, followed by drought or severe storms, has been observed in the Great Plains also following testing in Nevada."--In 1992 The Water Resources Department of Arizona was studying weather modification as a way of increasing the water table for a vastly growing state. After BuRec’s (Bureau of Water Reclamation) role lessened, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through its Federal-State Cooperative Atmospheric Modification Program (AMP), became Arizona’s chief federal partner in weather modification studies. Arizona, which joined AMP in 1989, was one of five U.S. states participating in the program. The other current (1992) AMP states are North Dakota, Utah, Illinois, and Nevada.--To quote this 1992 report, "regardless of what the projects were called, early advocates of weather modification often promised more than could be delivered. During the early years of weather modification work in the 1950s and 1960s, the shift from research to actual application was too rapid. This premature action was not consistent with the careful evolution of a body of knowledge and the maturing of recognized scientific principles. This created weather modification credibility problems. Others remain fully convinced that weather modification holds great promise to augment water resources. They believe its premise is sound and scientific findings promising. They believe its potential will be realized with more research and the eventual application of cloud seeding activities."---One of the chemicals used in "cloud seeding" is silver iodide. Under the guidelines of the Clean Water Act enforced by the EPA, silver iodide is considered a hazardous substance, a priority pollutant and as a toxic pollutant.--At this point in history, we were heavy into the "Star Wars" program. Conceived decades earlier and made famous in the Reagan era, space is the new frontier for war and weapons. It is the playground of the military and a new theater for the arms race. Nuclear weapons, space-based lasers, first strike missiles, radar jamming satellites, electromagnetic weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and weather manipulation are all part of it. These high tech weapons require chemicals such as barium, aluminum, silver iodide, strontium, zinc and a whole array of other toxins to blanket the air—for radar jamming purposes, to test bacteriological drift patterns, to x-ray the sky to find optimum missile routes, to shroud a city or battlefield in cloaking metal particulates, to line up the criss-cross patterns in the sky with GPS, serve as a platform for virtual imagining and communications technologies or to cover an area in seeded clouds for weather modification. And these toxins are now being discovered in disproportionate amounts in bodies of water, soil, vegetation and even deer antlers. ---People are discovering chemicals like barium fallout dusted on their cars and the rooftops of their houses. People are testing positive for barium poisoning and toxic levels of other heavy metals attributable to the incessant spraying activities.---Don’t expect the sky to look the way you remembered it any time soon. The government has forfeited the skies and militarized them on your behalf, without your permission and with your money

 

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Potentially deadly fungus spreading in U.S. and Canada


Reuters Health

Thursday, April 22, 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A potentially deadly strain of fungus is spreading among animals and people in the northwestern United States and the Canadian province of British Columbia, researchers reported on Thursday.---The airborne fungus, called Cryptococcus gattii, usually only infects transplant and AIDS patients and people with otherwise compromised immune systems, but the new strain is genetically different, the researchers said."This novel fungus is worrisome because it appears to be a threat to otherwise healthy people," said Edmond Byrnes of Duke University in North Carolina, who led the study.---"The findings presented here document that the outbreak of C. gattii in Western North America is continuing to expand throughout this temperate region," the researchers said in their report, published in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Pathogens at --- http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1000850.---- "Our findings suggest further expansion into neighboring regions is likely to occur and aim to increase disease awareness in the region."---The new strain appears to be unusually deadly, with a mortality rate of about 25 percent among the 21 U.S. cases analyzed, they said.---"From 1999 through 2003, the cases were largely restricted to Vancouver Island," the report reads. "Between 2003 and 2006, the outbreak expanded into neighboring mainland British Columbia and then into Washington and Oregon from 2005 to 2009. Based on this historical trajectory of expansion, the outbreak may continue to expand into the neighboring region of Northern California, and possibly further."---The spore-forming fungus can cause symptoms in people and animals two weeks or more after exposure. They include a cough that lasts for weeks, sharp chest pain, shortness of breath, headache, fever, nighttime sweats and weight loss.---It has also turned up in cats, dogs, an alpaca and a sheep.Freezing can kill the fungus and climate change may be helping it spread, the researchers said.

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Russia Reports Over 2 Million Dead In US As Mysterious Die-Off Accelerates

A most chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Russian Academy of Medical and Technical Science for Prime Minister Putin states that a “mysterious die-off” in the United States has claimed over 2,000,000 lives since 2008 and is “more than likely” linked to a “crossover” plant disease linked to genetically modified grains and foods.---According to these reports this mysterious, and as yet unidentified, lung disease responsible for this mass die-off began during the spring of 2008 in the US agricultural State of Iowa where (very ironically) at least 36 people attending a Lung Association event at the Governors mansion were stricken.---Important to note about Iowa is that it is one of the largest corn producing regions in the World harvesting over 2 billon bushels of this valuable grain farmed on nearly 32 million acres of its farmland,  over 99% of which are genetically modified varieties made by the US agricultural giant Monsanto and idententifeid by their trade names of Mon 863, insecticide-producing Mon 810, and Roundup® herbicide-absorbing NK 603.---Not reported to the American people about these genetically modified corn varieties made by Monsanto was the study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences warning that they were linked to organ damage.  Monsanto quickly responded to this study, stating that the research was “based on faulty analytical methods and reasoning and do not call into question the safety findings for these products.”----Russian scientists in these reports, however, call Monsanto’s claim of their genetically modified Mon 863 corn as being safe for human or animal consumption “totally without validation”, a finding supported by the French biomolecular engineering commission, the Commission du Génie Biomoléculaire (CGB) who stated in their report, “with the present data it cannot be concluded that GM corn MON 863 is a safe product.”---Further supporting the findings of Russian scientists was Greenpeace International, who in their report titled “MON 863: A chronicle of systematic deception” warned that the campaign to unearth and evaluate data about this most dangerous of genetically modified grains demonstrates, beyond all doubt, that MON863 is unfit for consumption.---Most unfortunately for the American people though, all of these warnings have been ignored by their government masters who have allowed the mass planting of these genetically modified crops to such an extent that in the United States today fully 80% of their corn and 93% of their soybeans are of these dangerous varieties and leading one Russian scientist in these reports to warn that our World is now on the verge of experiencing an ecological disaster of “Biblical proportions”.---And according to these reports this ecological disaster is well underway in the United States and supported by American death statistics showing that of the nearly 2.5 million deaths reported by them each year the number of “sudden deaths” has increased to 40% equaling out to over 2 million “mysterious and unexplained” deaths from early 2008 to March, 2010.---Now of these “mysterious and unexplained” American deaths, these reports continue, nearly all of them are lung related and being erroneously documented as being caused by influenza and pneumonia type diseases so as not to panic these peoples, but have, instead, been caused by as an yet unidentified plant virus that has successfully jumped the species barrier to human beings.---Supporting Russian scientists in these conclusions is new research being conducted by the Didier Raoult of the University of the Mediterranean in Marseilles, France, where for the first time in human history a plant virus has been found to cause problems in people.---Russian scientists further claim in these reports that the United States mass vaccination of their population this past year for the supposed H1N1 Swine Flu epidemic was instead a “very clumsy attempt” to stop the spreading of this mysterious lung disease by injecting into these peoples a DNA “fix” to this genetically modified corn, and which by all the evidence available, they state, appears to have failed.---For those wondering how the United States government could ever allow such a monstrous outrage to be committed on their citizens one only need know that over the past 10 years Monsanto has paid over $500 million in bribing those American officials responsible for food safety while at the same time has joined US corporate giants General Electric and Exxon Mobil in not paying any taxes despite the billions in profits they have reaped.---And for those Americans believing that President Obama will protect them from these outrages they couldn’t be more mistaken, and as we can read as reported by the Huffington Post News Service in their article titled You’re Appointing Who? Please Obama, Say It’s Not So!” and which, in part, says:---“The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar. This is no joke.Here’s the back story. When FDA scientists were asked to weigh in on what was to become the most radical and potentially dangerous change in our food supply — the introduction of genetically modified (GM) foods — secret documents now reveal that the experts were very concerned. Memo after memo described toxins, new diseases, nutritional deficiencies, and hard-to-detect allergens. They were adamant that the technology carried “serious health hazards,” and required careful, long-term research, including human studies, before any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could be safely released into the food supply.------But the biotech industry had rigged the game so that neither science nor scientists would stand in their way. They had placed their own man in charge of FDA policy and he wasn’t going to be swayed by feeble arguments related to food safety. No, he was going to do what corporations had done for decades to get past these types of pesky concerns. He was going to lie.”----Even worse for these American people are those believing they will be able to change their government in the upcoming National elections to be held in the United States this coming November, but which new reports are showing that Obama is also preparing for with a special military unit called the “Consequence Management Response Force” said ready to deploy during these elections at his command from his White House fortress the Washington Post writes has now become more like “Soviet-era Moscow” then the house of the people it used to be should these Americans begin to rise up against the growing corporate-run police state surrounding them.------New reports from America are also warning that Obama’s growing police state government is further moving against its own citizens by ordering their Internet giants to turn over all emails written by every citizen in their country, an insidious move Yahoo, for one, has vowed to fight. To the final outcome of all of these events it is not in our knowing, other than to note that in the same week that one of Obama’s Federal Courts has outlawed all Americans from celebrating their National Prayer Day, and Obama has vowed to rid the United States of all of its nuclear weapons, President Putin, on the other hand, stated that Russia’s internal and external security depends upon two things – “its traditional religions and its nuclear forces”…and leaving no doubt whatsoever that our World has, indeed, turned upside down as the US descends into tyranny and Russia moves toward freedom

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CARDAMON—

 Synonym — Amomum cardamomum L.

Activities (Cardamom) — Abortifacient (f; KAB); Alexeteric (f; KAB); Antibacterial (1; PH2); Anticancer (1; APA); Antimutagenic (1; X7753104); Antinitrosating (1; X7753104); Antiseptic (f;PH2); Antispasmodic (1; APA; PNC); Antiviral (1; PH2); Aperitif (f; EFS; HHB; PH2); Aphrodisiac (f; APA); Cardiotonic (f; KAP); Carminative (1; APA; EFS; PNC; SUW); Cholagogue (2; KOM; PH2); Choleretic (1; PH2); CNS-Stimulant (1; FNF); Decongestant (1; FNF); Digestive (f; SKJ); Diuretic (f; EFS; SUW); Emmenagogue (f; KAB); Fungicide (f; PH2); Laxative (f; KAB; KAP); Secretolytic (1; PH2); Stimulant (1; APA; PNC; SUW); Stomachic (1; KAP; PNC; SUW); Tonic (f; KAP); Virustat (2; KOM). Indications (Cardamom) — Ague (f; DAD); Alcoholism (f; DAD); Anorexia (2; EFS; HHB; PHR; PH2); Asthma (f; APA; KAP; SKJ); Bacteria (1; PH2); Biliousness (f; KAP); Bleeding (f; DAD); Bronchosis (2; KAP; PHR; PH2; SKJ); Cacoethes (f; JLH); Cancer (1; APA; FNF; JLH; X7753104); Cancer, abdomen (1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, colon (1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, diaphragm (1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, liver (1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, spleen (1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, stomach (1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, uterus (1; FNF; JLH; KAB); Catarrh (f; DAD); Cholecystosis (2; PHR; PH2); Cholera (f; DEP); Cold (2; PHR; PH2); Colic, liver (1; APA); Congestion (1; FNF); Constipation (f; KAB; KAP); Cough (f; PH2); Cramp (1; APA; PNC); Cystosis (f; DEP; KAB; KAP); Debility (f; DAD); Dermatosis (f; KAB); Diaphragmosis (f; JLH); Diarrhea (f; PH2); Dyspepsia (2; APA; KAP; KOM; PH2); Dysmenorrhea (f; DAD); Dysuria (f; APA; KAB); Enterosis (f; JLH); Enuresis (f; DAD); Fatigue (1; APA); Fever (2; PHR; PH2); Fungus (f; PH2); Gas (1; APA; EFS; KAP; PH2; PNC; RIN; SUW); Gastrosis (1; JLH; PH2); Halitosis (1; APA; DAD); Headache (f; DEP); Hemorrhoid (f; KAB; KAP); Hepatosis (2; JLH; PHR; PH2); Hyperacidity (f; DAD); Induration (f; JLH); Infection (2; PHR; PH2); Inflammation (1; FNF; KAB); Intoxication (f; DAD); Malaria (f; DAD); Morning Sickness (f; PH2); Mycosis (f; PH2); Nausea (f; DEP; PH2); Nephrosis (f; KAB); Otosis (f; KAB); Pain (f; DAD); Pharyngosis (2; KAB; PHR; PH2); Proctosis (f; KAB); Pulmonosis (f; DAD); Roemheld Syndrome (f; PH2); Scabies (f; KAB); Snakebite (f; KAB); Splenosis (f; JLH); Spermatorrhea (f; DAD); Stomachache (1; APA; PH2); Stomatosis (2; PHR; PH2); Strangury (f; KAP); Toothache (f; KAB); Tuberculosis (f; DAD; SKJ); Urethrosis (f; PH2); Urogenitosis (f; DAD); Uterosis (f; JLH); Vomiting (f; DEP; PH2); Virus (1; PH2); Water Retention (f; EFS; SUW). Dosages (Cardamom) — 0.5–2 g powdered fruit (PNC); 0.625–1.750 g powdered seed (KAP); 15 crushed seed/half cup water up to 5 ×/day (APA); individual dose 0.5 g; daily dose 1.5 g (HHB); 1–2 g (KOM; PH2); 2–4 ml tincture (PNC); 2–4 ml liquid cardamom extract (PNC); 0.03–0.2 ml cardamom oil (PNC). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Cardamom) — Class 1 (AHP). “Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). No side effects or interactions reported (KOM). Patients with gallstone should consult a physician before taking (KOM). Can trigger gallstone colic (PH2). Fleming et al. give a much longer Commission E approval list than Blumenthal et al. (who list only dyspepsia in 1998, and dropped it in BGB). There’s something very repetitive about the caveats that a compiler like me is liable to notice. -- borneol, eucalyptol (= cineole), and limonene are irritants; limonene is a photosensitizer.

 

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GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT (
GSE): Grapefruit seed extract has been used in the treatment of human fungal infections. It is more effective at killing yeast than bleach, colloidal silver, tea tree oil and iodine (Sachs, The Authoritative Guide to Grapefruit Seed Extract, 1997). In the liquid form, it has a bitter taste and must be diluted in water or juice (carrot juice) or baby’s milk. It can be used for topical conditions as well as internal problems. There have been no side effects observed with use of GSE.

D-LIMONENE: found in essential oils of lemons, oranges, grapefruit, caraway, dill, bergamot, peppermint, spearmint, grasses and tomatoes. D-limonene is among a group of chemicals known as monoterpenes. These substances have been shown to cause regression and prevention of recurrence of mammary tumors in rats (Gould. Cancer Chemoprevention and Therapy by monoterpenes. Environmental Health Perspective, 1997. 105:5977-5979). They also have a direct tumorstatic effect, meaning they inhibit the growth of tumors, as well has the ability to block the initiation and promotion phases of carcinogenesis (Gould).

CAPRYLIC ACID a fatty acid derived from coconuts. Caprylic acid is safe and effective at killing yeast. Follow directions on the individual product label for correct doses.---Using Coconut oil---Coconut Cream---Coconut powder

PROBIOTICS: indiscriminant use of antibiotics leads to overgrowth of the normal intestinal yeast, which may either initiate problems or compound existing symptoms. By replacing the normal intestinal flora, yeast overgrowth may be inhibited. Probiotics are these normal flora, and include such species as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacteria, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, among others. These are bacteria used in making yogurt- they are the “live active cultures” you see in the ingredients. They are important for the manufacture of B vitamins. They also protect against radiation damage, cancer, eczema, acne, allergies, and digestion disorders (Chaitow et al. Probiotics, 1995).

OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT: Olive leaf extract “has the ability to kill invading fungus rather than merely inhibiting its growth” (Walker, 1997). It contains a phenolic compound called oleuropein, which has antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal, and antibacterial properties (Walker).

GARLIC: Garlic in its natural form is a highly effective, broad-spectrum antifungal (Mowrey, 1986). It can be eaten whole, cooked in recipes, ground up in a carrot juice, or taken as a supplement that offers it in its whole, albeit dried, form.

MALIC ACID: Malic acid is found in apple cider vinegar. Although vinegars and most sauces are not encouraged in an antifungal diet, malic acid is antifungal. One might use a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of water to consume once or twice a day.

UNDECYLENIC ACID: An organic fatty acid expressed from castor bean oil that, in the older days, was listed and used as a pharmaceutical antifungal agent. Today, it can be found in an over the counter form and used for the same purpose in products such as Formula SF 722 (Thorne Research). It is also used in many over the counter antifungal powders such as those used to treat athlete’s foot and jock itch. It has approximately six times the antifungal activity of caprylic acid (Neuhauser, 1954).

PAU D'ARCO: May be taken in a capsule or a tea. The bark of this rainforest tree is inherently antifungal. Follow individual product directions for proper use.


Tea Tree Oil: A topical antifungal that should never be used internally, although at one time the leaves of the tree were boiled to form a tea that was consumed in order to prevent scurvy. The oil is derived from the indiginous Australian tree, melaleuca alternifolia, and it has been used for centuries as a general antiseptic, meaning that it kills a wide variety of germs (Carson and Riley, 1998). Studies at the
University of Western Australia have documented antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties of tea tree oil. For skin problems, either direct, full strength application or dilution with water for washing purposes is recommended.

CARROT JUICE (Carrots):
An article in The Journal of Microbiology in 1988 discussed antifungal properties of carrots. Despite their carbohydrate content, which can be rather high, say, if a large carrot juice is consumed, we generally feel that the nutritional and antifungal properties of carrots outweighs this concern- enjoy a carrot juice today!

HERBS
AND VITAMINS: Most herbs and many vitamins that display health benefits, like the antioxidants (Vit. E, A, C, Zinc, etc.), have antifungal properties (Costantini, 1998). For example, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is added to commercial applesauce to prevent the growth of fungi in the jars and cans. We feel that this ability to inhibit fungi may be more responsible for their benefit than their mere nutritional qualities can provide alone, given the documented ability of fungi to cause disease and illness. Please note that if fungi can cause disease, it would probably not be a good idea to supplement with brewer’s yeast, a common practice in the nutritional arena.

others are:
Goldenseal
Colloid silver
Oxygen (Bioxy Cleanse)
Oil of oregano
Red thyme oil
Biotin 8000 mcg


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Drug spending in Canada hits $30B

ARJUNA

 

Study Says Overuse Threatens Gains From Modified Crops

 

Bee Pollen  Recipe

 

Nootropic---Pyrtrinol

 

Drug spending in Canada hits $30B------ Spending on prescription and non-prescription drugs in Canada reaches an estimated $30 billion, or $836 per person, but the rate of increase is slowing. Spending on prescription and non-prescription drugs in Canada reached an estimated $30 billion, or $836 per person, last year, but the rate of increase is slowing significantly, according to a report. --The Canadian Institute for Health Information said total spending in 2009 rose by about $1.5 billion over the previous year, but that 5.1 per cent increase was "the lowest annual growth rate observed in more than a decade." ---The institute's annual report on drug expenditure lists spending trends for prescribed and non-prescribed drugs by province and territory and whether the spending was by government-paid drug plans or private sources. It also includes international comparisons. ---In 2009, drugs accounted for the second-largest share of total health care after hospitals - 16.4 per cent of the country's total $183-billion health-care bill, or about $30 billion. Hospitals consumed about $50 billion. "We spend a lot of money on drugs; $30 billion is a lot of money," said Michael Hunt, director of pharmaceuticals and health workforce at CIHI. "Even when we see increases slowing, we're still increasing by more than a billion a year." ---Of total drug spending, 85 per cent country-wide was on prescriptions. The reminder was non-prescribed, discretionary drug purchases such as Aspirin and Gravol. $4.5-billion difference--The most up-to-date international comparisons with OECD countries were for 2007. Canada was second behind the U.S., which spends $1,062 per capita. --"The U.S. and Canada are conspicuous outliers in that they spend the most on medicines of all these countries," said Steve Morgan. an associate professor at the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at the University of British Columbia, commenting on the report. ---"Because they express these things in per capita terms, you think, 'Oh well, what's the difference between say $711 spent in France versus the $836 spent in Canada?' That may not seem like a particularly big difference until you realize that translated to the Canadian population, that's a $4.5-billion difference. It's real money." The highest per capita spending on prescribed drugs was in Newfoundland and Labrador at an estimated $908, followed by Nova Scotia at $903 and Quebec at $879. The national average was $756. The lowest per capita spending was in British Columbia at $596. -Ways to save--In Atlantic Canada, public plans have opened up, Hunt noted, while Ontario has been reigning in costs on public spending for several years. --Last year in Ontario, public spending on prescribed drugs actually decreased by 0.8 per cent, according to the report.---Few new blockbuster pharmaceutical drugs have come on the market in the past few years, which could be in part why growth in spending has fallen for the third straight year, Hunt said. --Another reason spending growth is slowing is that existing blockbuster selling drugs are also set to come off patent in the next year or two, and some have already, Hunt and Morgan noted. ---To achieve more savings without a national pharmacare program, another approach would be common price negotiation, Morgan suggested. ---"Can we find mechanisms to actually combine the purchasing power of all of the payers in this country - the private sector, the public sector and the different provinces - through some mechanism that actually negotiated on the collective behalf?" he said. ---Such an approach could apply savings not just to the public plan but to everyone, Morgan said, adding it would not be easy.

 

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ARJUNA (Terminalia arjuna (Roxb. ex DC.) Wight & Arn.) + Synonym — Pentaptera arjuna Roxb. ex DC.

Activities (Arjuna) — Analgesic (2; KEB); Antiaggregant (1; KEB); Antidote (f; KAP); Antiischemic (2; HDN; KEB); Antispasmodic (1; PH2); Aphrodisiac (f; KAB); Astringent (1; HHB; KAP; SKJ); Bradycardic (1; HH2; PH2); Cardioprotective (1; IHB; KAB; KEB); Deobstruent (f; KAP; SKJ); Diuretic (1; HHB; HDN; KAB; KAP; KEB); Expectorant (f; KAB); Hemostat (1; KAB; PH2; WOI); Hepatoprotective (1; KEB); Hypertensive (1; KEB); Hypotensive (1; HHB; KAP; KEB; PH2); Laxative (f; HHB); Litholytic (f; KAP); Positive Inotropic (Positively inotropic agents increase the strength of muscular contraction.) (1; HH2; PH2); Prostaglandigenic (1; HDN); Sedative (1; PH2); Tonic (f; HHB; KAB; SKJ). Indications (Arjuna) — Anemia (f; KAB; PH2); Angina (1; KAP; KEB); Aphtha (f; SKJ); Arrhythmia (1; KEB); Asthma (f; PH2); Biliousness (f; KAB); Bleeding (1; KAB; KAP; PH2; WOI); Blister (1; WOI); Blood Clot (1; KEB); Bronchosis (f; PH2); Bruise (f; KAB; WOI); Callus (1; FNF; JLH); Cancer (1; FNF; JLH; KAB; PH2); Cardiopathy (1; KAB; KEB; PH2); Chancre (f; KAB); Childbirth (f; KAB; PH2); Cholera (f; SKJ); Cirrhosis (2; KEB; PH2); CVI (1; PH2); Cramp (1; PH2); Diabetes (f; HH2; PH2); Dropsy (f; KAP); Dysentery (f; KAB; PH2; SKJ); Dysuria (f; KAB; SKJ); Endocardosis (f; KAP); Fatigue (f; KAB; PH2); Fever (f; KAB; SKJ); Fracture (f; HH2; KAP; WOI); Gleet (f; KAB); Headache (f; SKJ); Hepatosis (f; HH2; PH2); High Blood Pressure (1; HHB; KAP; KEB; PH2); High Cholesterol (1; KEB); High Triglyceride (1; KEB); Hyperhydrosis (f; PH2); Hypertonia(Hypertonia is a condition marked by an abnormal increase in muscle tension and a reduced ability of a muscle to stretch) (1; PH2); Insomnia (1; PH2); Ischemia (2; HDN; KEB); Leprosy (f; SKJ); Leukoderma (f; KAB); Leukorrhea (f; PH2); Liver (1; KEB); Low Blood Pressure (1; KEB); Nervousness (1; PH2); Otosis (f; HHB; KAB; SKJ); Pain (2; KEB); Pericardosis (f; KAP); Snakebite (f; KAB); Sore (f; IHB; KAB; KAP); Sting (f; KAP); Stomatosis (f; SKJ); Stone (f; KAP); Strangury (f; KAB); Tuberculosis (f; HH2); Urethrosis (f; PH2); Water Retention (1; HHB; HDN; KAB; KAP; KEB); Wound (f; SKJ). Dosages (Arjuna) — 1–3 g bark (KAP); 3.88 g powdered bark (PH2); 1 g dry bark/day or 2–6 ml extract (1:2) (KEB); 14–28 ml decoction (KAP). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Arjuna) — Not covered (AHP; KOM). “Health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). One case of acute myocardial infarction tentatively associated with use of arjuna (KEB).

 

 

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 Study Says Overuse Threatens Gains From Modified Crops

Genetically engineered crops have provided “substantial” environmental and economic benefits to American farmers, but overuse of the technology is threatening to erode the gains, a national science advisory organization said Tuesday in a report. ---The report is described as the first comprehensive assessment of the impact of genetically modified crops on American farmers, who have rapidly adopted them since their introduction in 1996[U1] . The study was issued by the National Research Council, which is affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences and provides advice to the nation under a Congressional charter. ---The report found that the crops allowed farmers to either reduce chemical spraying or to use less harmful chemicals[U2] . The crops also had lower production costs, higher output or extra convenience, benefits that generally outweighed the higher costs of the engineered seeds[U3] . “That’s a long and impressive list of benefits these crops can provide, and have provided to adopting farmers,” David E. Ervin, the chairman of the committee that wrote the report, said on Tuesday during a webcast news conference from Washington. ---But Dr. Ervin, a professor of environmental management and economics at Portland State University in Oregon, warned that farmers were jeopardizing the benefits by planting too many so-called Roundup Ready crops. These crops are genetically engineered to be impervious to the herbicide Roundup, allowing farmers to spray the chemical to kill weeds while leaving the crops unscathed. ---Overuse of this seductively simple approach to weed control is starting to backfire. Use of Roundup, or its generic equivalent, glyphosate, has skyrocketed to the point that weeds are rapidly becoming resistant to the chemical. That is rendering the technology less useful, [U4] requiring farmers to start using additional herbicides, some of them more toxic than glyphosate. ---“Farmer practices may be reducing the utility of some G.E. traits as pest-management tools and increasing the likelihood of a return to more environmentally damaging practices,” the report concluded. It said the problem required national attention. ---More than 80 percent of the corn, soybean and cotton grown in the United States is genetically engineered. The crops tolerate Roundup, are resistant to insects, or both. ---American farmers were the first to widely adopt the technology and still account for about half of all the engineered crops grown. The crops are also being widely grown in Latin America and parts of Asia but are still largely shunned in Europe. [U5] --The rapid adoption of the crops is evidence that American farmers see the technology as beneficial[U6] . Critics of biotechnology, who say the crops may be risky to health and the environment, have issued studies saying that use of the crops has resulted in increased reliance on pesticides and has had only a minimal effect on crop yields. The National Research Council report, more than 200 pages, was prepared by a committee of mainly academic scientists, and it relied primarily on peer-reviewed papers. ---Still, the report is not likely to win over critics of the crops. ---One critic, Charles Benbrook, said the conclusion that the crops help farmers might not be true in the future. That is because the report relies mostly on data from the first few years, before prices of the biotech seeds rose sharply and the glyphosate-resistant weeds proliferated. ---“This is a very different future,” said Dr. Benbrook, an agricultural economist who is chief scientist at the Organic Center, which promotes organic food and farming. “The cost is going to be way higher. The environmental impacts are going to go up fairly dramatically.” [U7] As prices of the biotech seeds have risen sharply, even some farmers are now starting to question whether they are worth it. Just last week, Monsanto, the leading agricultural biotechnology company, said it would lower the prices of its newest genetically engineered soybeans and corn seeds because farmers were not buying as many as it had expected. ---The Justice Department is investigating whether Monsanto, which has patents on the Roundup Ready system, is violating antitrust laws, unduly increasing prices or hindering innovation. ---The National Research Council report addresses this issue briefly without mentioning Monsanto. It says that patent licensing terms have “not adversely affected the economic welfare of farmers who adopt G.E. crops.But it said there was some evidence that the availability of nonengineered crops “may be restricted for some farmers.” [U8] Monsanto, in a statement, said the report “affirms what farmers know — that agricultural biotechnology has delivered substantial environmental and economic benefits.” It said it was working with farmers to help manage and monitor herbicide-resistant weeds. ---Shares of Monsanto, which have been falling since January, slipped nearly 2 percent Tuesday to $67.75. ---The report said that the use of Roundup Ready crops had led to a huge increase in the spraying of glyphosate but a nearly equal decrease in the use of other herbicides. That is a net environmental benefit, the report said, because glyphosate is less toxic to animals than many other herbicides and does not last long in the environment. ---The report compared genetically modified crops with the conventionally grown crops they replaced, not to organic crops. ---The use of herbicide-tolerant crops has also made it easier for farmers to forgo tilling as a way to control weeds. So-called no-till farming helps prevent soil erosion and the runoff of rainwater containing sediments and chemicals. The improvement in water quality could prove to be the largest benefit of the crops, the report said, though it added that efforts should be made to measure any such effects. [U9] ----The other major class of genetically engineered crops consists of the so-called BT corn and BT cotton, which contain bacterial genes allowing the plants to produce an insecticide. The report said that use of chemical insecticides had declined as BT crops had spread. In areas with heavy insect pressure, it said, the use of the crops has increased farmer income because of higher yields and reduced spending on insecticide. The report said that when genetically engineered crops were introduced, some had lower yields than conventional varieties, a finding often cited by critics. But the report said newer studies showed either a modest increase in yield or no effect. Chuck Myers, a corn and soybean farmer from Nebraska who was not involved in the report, said that even if biotechnology had not increased the intrinsic yield potential of the crops, “If you’re controlling a pest, you’re preserving your yield.”

 

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Bee Pollen  Recipe

 

1-----This I what you will need 2 tablespoons of Bee pollen powdered ( take and powder the granules in either a coffee grinder or a lender) ---1 cap of either brandy or vodka--- 2 ounces of water ---and 4 ounces of honey----blend the water –brandy—bee pollen—till there is a slurry or a good blended mix ( 6 -8 minutes) then add your honey through the blender and allow for a complete saturation and fusion after about 8-10 minutes pour though a strainer into a glass container---use Ľ tsp dose several times a day

 

2----Variation--- Add Black Seed 2 tablespoon---2 tablespoon of Honey---2 tablespoon of Cocoa--- 1 Tsp of Rosemary Tincture—add 1 tablespoon of Fo Ti/Schizandra honey fusion---add 1 tsp of aloe vera ( or if  you have it dried add a packet or 2 tsp of the dried aloe)—1 cap of ginseng tincture-- add the 3 ounces of water and a cap of brandy or vodka or cognac—blend til smooth and fused—then add Honey---blend til smooth ( 10 min) pour into a glass bottle date it

 

3----With the variation you can add what ever you like----you can just do a simple combo or an elaborate one ---the simplest way is to pulverize the  Bee pollen –add the 2 ounces of water---1 cap of brandy ---blend till saturated---then add honey and blend for about 6-10 minutes---it is the simplest way to make it-----The effect of this extract will vary the 1st one will act as a nutritive and endurance and liver protector---The second ( 2 ) one will act as a pancreas cancer fighter as well as liver protection and support—not to mention the support that the bee pollen gives as well as the fo ti and schizandra does as well----the ginseng –fo ti – and schizandra act as a adaptogen as well---the Black Seed acts a a Pancreas support as well a a nutritive revitalizer and immune enhancer---the Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant that fights immune system diseases and is good for the brain ----

 

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Nootropic---Pyrtrinol

 

Immune Defense-----Neutrophils comprise the body’s first line of white blood cell immune defense - they are normally first to arrive at wound/injury sites. Yet our modern sugar-rich diet has been shown in multiple studies to significantly impair neutrophil activity.---When human volunteers were given various forms and levels of sugar in drinks, the number of germs a neutrophil could kill before dying from its own free radical release typically dropped 50 - 80%! The effect began within one hour of sugar intake, peaked at two hours, and was still significant five hours after sugar ingestion. (10) Thus a sugar-rich diet literally enhances neutrophil self-destruction as neutrophils kill germs, yet Pyritinol enhances neutrophil survival through reducing the hydroxyl radical excesses that normally lead to neutrophil death.---Another key property of Pyritinol is its vigilance-enhancing effect. Pyritinol increases nerve activity in the locus coeruleus. (11) "In humans, the number of neurons in the locus coeruleus declines with advancing age. Degeneration appears to advance slightly faster in males than females. The locus coeruleus is a brain area that … is particularly susceptible to neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.... [There are many] studies indicating a role of this system in control of attention and … learning and memory". (11)---This one of the effects of this particular  nootropic---more info will be in the nootropic page

 

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[U1]MORE LIKED FORCED and BEATEN  and LITIGATED into growing a Military weapon of MASS DESTRUCTION on HUMAN HEALTH

 [U2]NOT SURE if WHOEVER wrote this ARTICLE KNOWS what a REAL HARMFL CHEMICAL IS---XENOESTROGENS and WASTE BYPRODUCT ARE ENDOCRINE and CANCER CAUSING CHEMICALS---

 [U3]This News Article HAS NO CREDIBILITY  WHATSOEVER---nothing vould be further from the truth the cost is almost doubled and the yields are less—designed food failure to cause an inflated price unnecessarily on food consumption---Time to re grow our  OWN

 

 [U4]Again a Viscious cycle of increasing more toxicity to the earth and the farmers actually costing more to plant them they actually will get back in harvest and Profit due to the higher cost of costlier chemicals

 [U5]As we should be doing here!!! All evidence points to the deterious effects of these chemical altered and treated foods

 [U6]When putting a financial gun to farmers heads I guess that would be evidence eh!!!

 [U7]They already are and have been for over 15 years---Save all your seeds this is going to be a brutal time of regenerating the soil and crops back to there way ---without the GMO’s or GE tech

 [U8]In other words because the GMO or GE seeds have been planted you have to let the soil sit dormant  for an allotted time before you can raise anything on it and call it NON GMO because if there is any traits of the GE tech in the plant then Monsanto owns the rights to these crops and the farmer still  has to pay royalties to Monsanto or nestle or dupont

 [U9]In other words this is just conjecture—no evidence---another selling point without any evidence

 

 

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Show of the week May 10 2010

 

Measurement and Conversions

 

Wound Healant for Cattail

 

CHERRY JUICE ANTIOXIANT & ANTINFLAMMATORY

 

Tumors Hide out from the Immune System by Mimicking Lymph Nodes

 

Recipe A

 

 

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Measurement and Conversions

 

Measurement Equivalents

1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 3 teaspoons (tsp)

1/16 cup (c) = 1 tablespoon

1/8 cup = 2 tablespoons

1/6 cup = 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons

1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon

3/8 cup = 6 tablespoons

1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons

2/3 cup = 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons

1 cup = 48 teaspoons

1 cup= 16 tablespoons

8 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 1 cup

1 pint (pt) = 2 cups

1 quart (qt) = 2 pints

4 cups = 1 quart

1 gallon (gal) = 4 quarts

16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)

1 milliliter (ml) = 1 cubic centimeter (cc)

1 inch (in) = 2.54 centimeters (cm)

Common Measurement Conversions in Recipes

1 cup = 24 centiliter (cl) or 240 milliliter (ml)

1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 15 milliliter (ml)

1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5 milliliter (ml)

1 fluid ounce (oz) = 30 milliliter (ml)

1 pound (lb) = 454 grams (gm)

Temperature

Conversion formulas:

°C = (°F - 32) X 5/9

°F = (°C X 9/5) + 32

32°F = 0°C

40°F = 4.4°C

100°F = 37.7°C

200°F = 93.3°C

225°F = 107.2°C

250°F = 121.1°C

275°F = 135°C

300°F = 148.9°C

325°F = 162.8°C

350°F = 176.7°C

375°F = 190.6°C

400°F = 204.4°C

425°F = 218.3°C

450°F = 232.2°C

475°F = 246.1°C

500°F = 260°C

Volume

1 milliliter = 1/5 teaspoon

1 milliliter = 0.03 fluid ounce

1 teaspoon = 5 milliliters

1 tablespoon = 15 milliliters

1 fluid ounce = 30 milliliters

1 fluid cup = 236.6 milliliters

1 quart = 946.4 milliliters

1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 34 fluid ounces

1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 4.2 cups

1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 2.1 fluid pints

1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 1.06 fluid quarts

1 liter (1000 milliliters) = 0.26 gallon

1 gallon = 3.8 liters

Weight

1 ounce = 28.35 grams

1 pound = 453.59 grams

1 gram = 0.035 ounce

100 grams = 3.5 ounces

1000 grams = 2.2 pounds

1 kilogram = 35 ounces

1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds

 

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Wound Healant for Cattail

 

The cattails must be harvested after 2 frosts and not before.  Place the pure lard in a freezer bag then really carefully remove the fluff from the stem into the bag as well.  Close the bag 'cause it's very messy, then mix thoroughly together.  It takes a while (like 20 minutes) then when they are well blended you may store it in containers.  I keep it in the fridge and once you need some, scoop some and apply on the skin and place either a bandaid or styril gauze.  I do no think it's edible though.  My husband sliced the tip of his finger and I applied that ointment and like magic, it healed so fast I couldn't believe it.---Hopefully this is helpful for you as it is helpful for me.-----Danielle Bourdeau

 

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CHERRY JUICE ANTIOXIANT & ANTINFLAMMATORY

Improved antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential in mice consuming sour cherry juice (Prunus Cerasus cv. Maraska).--Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2009 Dec;64(4):231-7 Authors: SariÄ A, Sobocanec S, Balog T, KusiÄ B, Sverko V, DragoviÄ-Uzelac V, Levaj B, CosiÄ Z, Macak Safranko Z, Marotti T

The present investigation tested the in vivo antioxidant efficacy (superoxide dismutase, SOD; catalase, CAT; glutathione peroxidase; Gpx), lipid peroxidation (LPO) and anti-inflammatory properties (cyclooxygenase-2; COX-2) of sour cherry juices obtained from an autochthonous cultivar (Prunus cerasus cv. Maraska) that is grown in coastal parts of Croatia. Antioxidant potential was tested in mouse tissue (blood, liver, and brain), LPO (liver, brain) and anti-inflammatory properties in glycogen elicited macrophages. Additionally, the concentration of cyanidin-3-glucoside, cyanidin-3-rutinoside, pelargonidin-3-glucoside, pelargonidin-3-rutinoside and total anthocyanins present in Prunus cerasus cv. Maraska cherry juice was determined. Mice were randomly divided into a control group (fed with commercial food pellets) and 2 experimental groups (fed with commercial food pellets with 10% or 50% of cherry juice added). Among the anthocyanins, the cyanidin-3-glucoside was present in the highest concentration. These results show antioxidant action of cherry juice through increased SOD (liver, blood) and Gpx (liver) activity and decreased LPO concentration. The study highlights cherry juice as a potent COX-2 inhibitor and antioxidant in the liver and blood of mice, but not in the brain. Thus, according to our study, Prunus cerasus cv. Maraska cherry juice might potentially be used as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory product with beneficial health-promoting properties.

PMID: 19763832 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Tumors Hide out from the Immune System by Mimicking Lymph Nodes

-----The tumor has transformed its outer layer into lymphoid-like tissue to avoid detection by the immune system. ------ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2010) — A new mechanism explaining how tumors escape the body's natural immune surveillance has recently been discovered at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland. The study shows how tumors can create a tolerant microenviroment and avoid attack by the immune system by mimicking key features of lymph nodes.---The discovery, published in Science and in Science Express, online March 25, 2010, underscores the role of the lymphatic system in cancer and may open up new possibilities for cancer treatment.---"The tumor tricks the body into thinking it is healthy tissue," says lead author Melody Swartz, head of the Laboratory of Lymphatic and Cancer Bioengineering (LLCB) and EPFL professor. Swartz and her team set out to understand how immune tolerance is induced by tumors, allowing them to progress and spread. The researchers from EPFL concentrated their efforts on a certain protein that is normally present in healthy lymph nodes to attract T cells and program them to perform vital immune functions. They found that some tumors can secrete this protein to transform the outer layer of the tumor into lymphoid-like tissue. This outer layer then attracts and effectively re-programs the T cells to recognize the tumor as friend not foe, resulting in a tumor that goes undetected by the immune system.---Since most tumors progress only if they have escaped the immune system, this new understanding of one mechanism by which the tumor can bypasses or hides from immune defenses is an important step towards future cancer therapies. "The finding that tumors can attract naďve and regulatory T cells and educate them has important implications for tumor immunotherapy," says Jacqui Shields, from LLCB. The study also opens up potential novel areas of research focusing on the relationship between lymphatic systems and cancer research. According to Shields, the concept that tumors mimic lymphoid tissue to alter the host's immune response represents a new understanding of tumors' interactions with the lymphatic system.----The laboratory is affiliated with the EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research.----Authors include Jacqueline D. Shields, Iraklis C. Kourtis, Alice A. Tomei, Joanna M. Roberts, Melody A. Swartz, from the the Laboratory of Lymphatic and Cancer Bioengineering at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.---Story Source:---Adapted from materials provided by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.----Journal Reference: ----Jacqueline D. Shields, Iraklis C. Kourtis, Alice A. Tomei, Joanna M. Roberts, Melody A. Swartz. Induction of Lymphoidlike Stroma and Immune Escape by Tumors That Express the Chemokine CCL21. Science, March 25, 2010 DOI: 10.1126/science.1185837

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 Biological Function of Tumor Necrosis Factor

 Immune System 

TNF stimulates the proliferation of B-Lymphocytes.----TNF diminishes the supply of Blood and Oxygen to the tumors that are involved in various forms of Cancer:  -Endogenous TNF possesses anti-angiogenesis properties:  it damages the Blood Vessels that nourish tumors.  This damage to the Blood Vessels reduces the supply of Blood and Oxygen to tumors and causes them to bleed into themselves and die.

-          TNF reduces the production of Free Radicals by Cancer cells.

-          Exogenous TNF further enhances the ability of Hyperthermia to successfully treat some forms of Cancer.

-          If high concentrations of TNF-alpha are released into the body for extended periods of time, TNF-alpha loses its ability to fight Cancer.

TNF (both TNF-alpha and TNF-beta forms) inhibits the replication of Viruses

TNF Enhances the Function of these Substances

 Hormones---TNF (TNF-a form) increases the production of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) by the Hypothalamus. 

TNF Enhances the Effectiveness of these Therapies---Heat Therapy-----Exogenous TNF further enhances the ability of Hyperthermia to successfully treat some forms of Cancer. 

 These Substances Enhance the Production or Function of TNF

 Carbohydrates----Acemannan stimulates the production of TNF-Alpha by Macrophages. 

Echinacin stimulates Macrophages to release TNF-Alpha.  I ( It would have to be extracted and D fractionated I believe for it to be more effective ---most echanacea products today seem to have lost there potency )

Grifolan (a form of Beta 1,3 Glucan present in Maitake Mushrooms) stimulates the production and activity of TNF-Alpha by Macrophages.  I( The experience shows that D fraction seems to be the more potent and effective way to utilize this and it appears to be more effective as well when comb’d with other herbs

Lentinan enhances the ability of exogenous, genetically-engineered TNF to destroy Cancer cells:---Lentinan also stimulates the endogenous production of TNF in Cancer patients. ( found in Mushrooms like reishi or maitake or chaga)

Carotenoids---Beta-Carotene increases the body’s production of TNF-alpha. I ( dose will be high it would be minimum 25,000 IU several times a day if infected or dealing with this ) a cheap source would be palm oils and carrots

Cytokines---Interferon Gamma enhances the ability of Tumor Necrosis Factor to destroy Cancer cells. 

Interleukin 1 (IL-1) stimulates the activity of Tumor Necrosis Factor. 

Electromagnetic Radiation---UV-B exposure increases the production of Tumor Necrosis Factor.  peer-reviewed

Enzymes----Bromelain (especially when administered in conjunction with Pancreatic Amylase and Papain) stimulates the production of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF-alpha form).  -----Pancreatic Amylase (especially when administered in conjunction with Bromelain and Papain) stimulates the production of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF-alpha form).  ------Papain (especially when administered in conjunction with Bromelain and Pancreatic Amylase) stimulates the production of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF-alpha form).

When exogenous Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is administered prior to or concurrently with exogenous TNF in the treatment of Cancer, the survival rates of patients increases by up to 79% - SOD counteracts the toxicity of TNF without interfering with TNF and, in fact, enhances the effectiveness of TNF. 

Hormones----Melatonin stimulates the production of TNF-alpha.

These Foods/Herbs Enhance the Function of TNF-----Algae

Hijiki facilitates the release of the TNF-alpha form of TNF from Macrophages.  ( can be gotten at a asian market ---looks like a stringy sea weed, dark grey on one side and darker on the other )

Herbs---Astragalus increases the body’s production of TNF. 

Black Cumin (seeds) increase the body’s production of TNF (TNF-alpha form). 

Cat’s Claw inhibits the production of TNF (TNF-alpha form). 

Echinacea increases the body’s TNF levels (due to the Echinacin content of Echinacea). 

Sanchi Ginseng stimulates the body’s production of the TNF (TNF-alpha form) (due to Polysaccharides in Sanchi Ginseng). 

Mushrooms --- Maitake Mushrooms stimulate the production and activity of TNF-alpha by Macrophages (due to the Grifolan content of Maitake). 

 These Substances Suppress the Production of TNF 

Suppression of TNF production is desirable in conditions where excessive TNF production is a contributory factor to illness (for example, many inflammatory conditiions).  It is also highly desirable to lower TNF in persons infected with the HIV virus.

Electromagnetic Radiation----UV-A exposure inhibits the production of TNF.  peer-reviewed

Hormones----Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) inhibits Lipopolysaccharide-initiated production of TNF. 

Lipids---Superunsaturated Fatty Acids suppresss the excessive production of TNF: 

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) suppresses the excessive production of TNF. 

Minerals----Zinc inhibits the excessive production of TNF.  research

Proteins----Lactoferrin suppresses the endogenous production of TNF-alpha. 

Vitamins----Vitamin A inhibits the production of excessive quantities of TNF. 

Vitamin B12 inhibits the production of excessive quantities of TNF-alpha

Vitamin E inhibits the release of excessive quantities of TNF-alpha. 

These Foods/Herbs Reduce TNF Levels----

Grasses-----Barley Grass inhibits the production of the TNF-alpha form of TNF.

Herbs-------Ginger lowers elevated TNF levels.   

Green Tea lowers elevated TNF levels. 

Nettle reduces elevated TNF levels. 

Perilla Leaf inhibits TNF-alpha. 

Polypodium leucotomos inhibits the production of TNF

 Oils (dietary oils)------Fish Oils lower TNF (TNF-alpha) levels (by inhibiting the activity of Nuclear Factor-Kappa B).  Omega 3  which balances the omega 6  so a good walnut or perilla oil may be effective as well

Exercise----Isotonic Exercise (e.g. weight lifting) reduces TNF-alpha levels.  research

Recipe A---take 1 table spoon of green tea and nettle and a 3-5 inch piece of ginger and brew as a tea---this will definitely increase and analgesic effect and regulate the TNF ---not mention that it will regulate prostrate and inflammatory issues as well as increase the thermogenic effect in body mass reduction---now this would be taken later in the day – mid day depending  how you are using this---or 2 times a day as well in conjunction with a red and black pepper---can be in tea or tincture

 

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Show Of the Week May 14 2010

Skin Health

 

Measuring Protein

 

Anti-Supplement Measure Slips into -Reform- Bill- HR 4173                                                                                          

 

Private Calgary clinic faces bankruptcy                                                                                                                                            

 

Pesticide Susceptibility In Children Lasts Longer Than Expected

                                                                                                                    

 

Skin Health

Dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women1,2,3,4---- Background: Nutritional factors play a key role in normal dermatologic functioning. However, little is known about the effects of diet on skin-aging appearance.

Objective: We evaluated the associations between nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance. ----Design: Using data from the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, we examined associations between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4025 women (40–74 y). Nutrients were estimated from a 24-h recall. Clinical examinations of the skin were conducted by dermatologists. Skin-aging appearance was defined as having a wrinkled appearance, senile dryness, and skin atrophy.

ŘResults: Higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance [odds ratio (OR) 0.89; 95% CI: 0.82, 0.96] and senile dryness (OR: 0.93; 95% CI: 0.87, 0.99). Higher linoleic acid intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of senile dryness (Linoleic Acid is an Essential (Omega 6) Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (18:2w6) (18:2n6) containing 18 carbon atoms in the chain with two double bonds)  Animal Fats:  Tallow 3%      Lard  11%  Emu Oil--- Cereal Grains: Rice Bran 35% Dietary Oils---- Maize Oil 53% ( NON GMO or GE )----Palm Oil 10%--Sesame Oil45%---Olive Oil 8%--- Peanut Oil  29%--Coconut Oil 1.8%--Flax Seed Oil 14%--- Evening Primrose Oil 72%--Hemp Seed Oil 55% Walnut Oil 51% --Chia Oil 40%--Corn Oil 59% ( NON GMO or GE )---Sunflower Oil 65%--Pumpkin Seed Oil 50%    Wheat Germ Oil 50%---Grape Seed Oil 71% --Sesame Seed Oil 45% Borage Seed Oil 37.5% --Blackcurrant Seed Oil 36% ---- (OR: 0.75; 95% CI: 0.64, 0.88) and skin atrophy (OR: 0.78; 95% CI 0.65, 0.95). A 17-g increase in fat and a 50-g increase in carbohydrate intakes increased the likelihood of a wrinkled appearance (OR: 1.28 and 1.36, respectively) and skin atrophy (OR: 1.37 and 1.33, respectively). These associations were independent of age, race, education, sunlight exposure, income, menopausal status, body mass index, supplement use, physical activity, and energy intake. -----Conclusions: Higher intakes of vitamin C and linoleic acid and lower intakes of fats and carbohydrates are associated with better skin-aging appearance. Promoting healthy dietary behaviors may have additional benefit for skin appearance in addition to other health outcomes in the population.  Skin aging is a continuous process that is heavily determined by the combined influences arising from intrinsic aging, the environment (eg, sun exposure), and lifestyle factors [eg, cigarette smoking, low body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2), and menopausal status] (1-5). Among these factors, the harmful effects of chronic sun exposure (photoaging) and smoking on premature skin aging are widely supported (6-9). During the course of skin aging, both skin function and appearance are affected. Changes in appearance are the most visible signs of aging and include wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, sagging, atrophy, elastosis, and telangiectasia (1, 6). Such changes in appearance have substantial negative affects on self-esteem and social well-being (10). Furthermore, appearance was shown to be an indicator of overall health status, and it has been shown that "looking old for one's age" is associated with increased risk of mortality (11, 12). ---Balanced nutrition is essential not only to prevent chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and diabetes (13) but also to maintain health and ensure normal functioning. Certain nutrients were identified to play a critical role in the normal functioning of the skin, particularly when nutrient deficiencies are apparent, eg, vitamin C in collagen synthesis (14, 15). Several studies have observed improved protection of the skin against sun damage (photoprotection) by dietary supplementation with vitamins E and C, carotenoids (ß-carotene and lycopene), and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) (16, 17). However, those studies are limited by the use of supplements, some with several active ingredients, making it difficult to determine which nutrient is having an effect. One study observed a photoprotective effect of a diet higher in vegetables, fruit, and olive oil on the skin (18). Whether habitual dietary intakes have a significant effect on skin-aging appearance has not been shown. This is critical to adequately design potential interventions targeted to improve or delay the skin-aging process. Therefore, in the present cross-sectional analysis, using the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) (19), we examined the relation between nutrient intakes and the prevalence of the appearance of wrinkles, senile dryness (dryness as a result of aging), and skin atrophy (thinning) in middle-aged women. This examination allowed us to examine the relation between nutrient intakes, rather than supplements, and skin-aging appearance, rather than photoprotection, for the first time to our knowledge. -------Data source---The NHANES I was conducted in the United States by the National Center for Health Statistics between 1971 and 1974 (19). Briefly, NHANES I was conducted on a nationwide sample of {approx}32 000 noninstitutionalized persons aged 1–74 y. Details of methods, including the development, plan, and operation of the survey and data collection forms have been published and are available elsewhere (20-22). -----Study sample--All women aged ≥40 y were eligible for inclusion. From the original available sample of 23 808 subjects, 10 152 men, 8477 women aged < 40 y, 1062 women who did not have a dermatologic examination, and 92 women with unsatisfactory 24-h dietary recalls were excluded. The final sample consisted of 4025 women aged 40–74 y. --Assessment of skin aging---A complete clinical dermatologic examination of the skin was undertaken to evaluate variations in texture and color, certain manifestations of aging, and all pathologic changes. The dermatologic examinations were performed by 101 dermatologists that followed a studywide protocol after uniform training and standardized definitions (23). To ensure consistency with the examination protocol, a random sample of the 20 637 examinations was checked by a senior dermatologist (24). The dermatologist classified the subjects into 1 of 3 categories of cumulative lifetime sunlight exposure: 1) low (unimpressive), 2) moderate, and 3) high (considerable), based on the subjects’ occupation and amount of leisure time spent outdoors. Skin aging was defined by 3 independent determinants of the process: wrinkled appearance, senile dryness (dryness as a result of aging), and skin atrophy (thinning). ----Dietary assessment---A 24-h dietary recall was administered to each respondent by a trained dietary interviewer, with 3-dimensional food models, including household measures, to estimate food portions (23). The interviewer probed for clarity of foods and beverages consumed and for commonly forgotten items (eg, sugar in tea, beverages with meals). Estimates of nutrient intake for each food and beverage reported were obtained from the US Department of Agriculture food composition data (25). ---Assessment of other variables--Height and weight were measured using standard methods (26), and BMI was calculated. The physical activity question about nonrecreational activity was: "In your usual day, aside from recreation, how active are you?" The possible responses were 1) very active, 2) moderately active, or 3) quite inactive. Additional covariate information about age, smoking habits, menopausal status, race, education, and family income was obtained with the use of questionnaires. --Distribution of nutrient intakes by skin-aging appearance---Multivariate-adjusted means for nutrient intakes (adjusted for age, race, energy intake, education, sunlight exposure, family income, menopausal status, BMI, supplement use, and physical activity) are shown by outcomes of skin-aging appearance in Table 2Go. Women with a wrinkled appearance had significantly lower intakes of protein, total dietary cholesterol, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C than did women without a wrinkled appearance. Women with senile dry skin had significantly lower intakes of linoleic acid and vitamin C than did women without senile dry skin. Women with skin atrophy had a significantly lower linoleic acid intake than did women without skin atrophy. Furthermore, additional associations were observed among smokers. Smokers with a wrinkled appearance had significantly lower intakes of protein and niacin than did smokers without wrinkled appearance (P < 0.05), and smokers with skin atrophy had higher calcium intakes than did smokers without skin atrophy-- Although vitamin A has long been noted to have antiwrinkle properties, and retinol (vitamin A) is commonly used in the cosmetics industry as a topical antiwrinkle agent (34, 35), clinical trials have failed to show this effect when taken orally as supplements. Our findings that women with a wrinkled appearance had lower vitamin A intakes support the evidence that vitamin A benefits skin-aging appearance. We also found that women with a wrinkled appearance had lower protein intakes. Lower protein intakes in older adults were shown to increase skin fragility (36). Vitamin A and protein however did not affect the prevalence of a wrinkled appearance in the multivariate-adjusted logistic regression models. The favorable association of vitamin C and linoleic acid intakes with skin aging may be attributed to the dietary sources of these nutrients. At the time of this survey, the main sources of vitamin C in the US diet were orange juice (more than a quarter of total vitamin C intake), citrus fruit, fruit juices, and tomatoes (37). Linoleic acid is found in oils ( see list above )and in foods such as green leafy vegetables and nuts (38). Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, the body can convert linoleic acid into EPA and DHA (n–3 PUFAs). These nutrients were not measured in NHANES I, but their main dietary sources are fish and fish oils (39). Current dietary recommendations promote higher intakes of fruit and vegetables and fish and PUFAs (13, 40, 41). Despite several campaigns to promote the consumption of fruit and vegetables and the evidence that diets poor in fruit and vegetables are associated with poor health outcomes, most adults are still not eating enough fruit and vegetables (42, 43). Therefore, a benefit for skin-aging appearance from eating aspects of a healthy diet, such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, and fish, and reducing fat intake may motivate people and improve current promotions for healthy eating.

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Measuring Protein

 

BV Ratings Of Proteins ( Foods )

Protein Ratings

FOOD

PROTEIN RATING

Eggs (whole)

100

Eggs (whites)

88

Chicken / Turkey

79

Fish

70

Lean Beef

69

Cow's Milk

60

 Unpolished Rice

59

Brown Rice

57

White Rice

56

Peanuts

55

Peas

55

Whole Wheat

49

Soy beans

47

             Whole-grain Wheat

44

Peanuts

43

Corn

36

Dry Beans

34

White Potato

34

 

Protein Ratings

PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT

PROTEIN RATING

Whey Protein Isolate

159

Whey Protein Concentrate

104

Casein

77

Soy

74

 

PROTEIN & AMINO-ACID FORM COMPARISON

FORM

FUNCTION / VALUE

Free-form

Doesn't require digestion; quickly absorbed into the bloodstream; relatively expensive

Hydrolyzed

Predigestion speeds entry into digestive system, but often contains longer chains that must be broken down. Whey and lactalbumin are examples.

Branched-Chain

During exercise, aids in the formation of alanine from chain glucose, which helps prevent muscle catabolism.

Di- and Tripeptides

Two- and three-molecule amino acids that are quickly digested

Plant Foods

Natural source of protein, often with fiber. Inexpensive, but incomplete (low in certain essential aminos), slowly digested and absorbed.

Animal Foods

Natural source containing all essential amino acids; longer digestion/absorption time, especially with fatty meats.

 

There are many other major methods of determining how readily used a protein is, including:

Net protein Utilization (NPU)---- The net protein utilization, or NPU, is the ratio of amino acid converted to proteins to the ratio of amino acids supplied. This figure is somewhat affected by the salvage of essential amino acids within the body, but is profoundly affected by the level of limiting amino acids within a foodstuff.---Experimentally, this value can be determined by determining dietary protein intake and then measuring nitrogen excretion. One formula for NPU is:

NPU = ((0.16 × (24 hour protein intake in grams)) - ((24 hour urinary urea nitrogen) + 2) - (0.1 × (ideal body weight in kilograms))) / (0.16 × (24 hour protein intake in grams))

As a value, NPU can range from 1 to 0, with a value of 1 indicating 100% utilization of dietary nitrogen as protein and a value of 0 an indication that none of the nitrogen supplied was converted to protein.---Certain foodstuffs, such as eggs or milk, rate as 1 on an NPU chart.

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Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER)----Protein efficiency ratio (PER) is based on the weight gain of a test subject divided by its intake of a particular food protein during the test period.---From 1919 until very recently, the PER had been a widely used method for evaluating the quality of protein in food.---In the United States, the food industry had long used the PER as the standard for evaluating the protein quality of food proteins. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration used the PER as the basis for the percent of the U.S. recommended daily allowance (USRDA) for protein shown on food labels.-----PER \,= \frac{Gain\ in\ body\ mass(g)}{Protein\ intake (g)}

These all hold specific advantages and disadvantages over BV,[7] although in the past BV has been held in high regard.[8][9]

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Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) is a method of evaluating the protein quality based on both the amino acid requirements of humans and their ability to digest it--- The PDCAAS method may also still be considered incomplete, since human diets, except in times of famine, almost never contain only one kind of protein. However, calculating the PDCAAS of a diet solely based on the PDCAAS of the individual constituents is impossible. This is because one food may provide an abundance of an amino acid that the other is missing, in which case the PDCAAS of the diet is higher than that of any one of the constituents. To arrive at the final result all individual amino acids would have to be taken into account, though, so the PDCAAS of each constituent is largely useless ---Ithis Method was introduced in 1993 when Soy became popular and was introduce as a selling feature to compete against whey---it was an inaccurate measurement due to the fact SOY IS AN INCOMPLETE PROTEIN and needs to be combined with other sources---in of itself it has goitregenic and antipancreatic components and Should not be used for food but rather for soil balancing

 

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Anti-Supplement Measure Slips into -Reform- Bill, HR 4173
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Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:45:16 PM by MetaThought

Congressman Waxman Slips Obscure Anti-Supplement Measure into Wall St. “Reform” Bill Passed by the House; Please Take Action to Prevent Same Thing Happening in the Senate!

(The FTC's) chief mission is to combat commercial fraud. It has full authority to pursue companies making fraudulent claims. But the FTC can’t go beyond that, can’t set other regulatory requirements, without advance approval of Congress. The FTC once had this regulatory “rule-making” authority. It lost it in the 1980’s because Congress thought the Agency was abusing it. ---At the present time, if the FTC moves against a dietary supplement company for false or misleading advertising, the FTC typically requires the company, as part of a consent decree agreed to by both parties, to back up its claims by undertaking at least two random controlled human trials. This is done on a case-by-case basis and is legal because the targeted company has agreed to it. ----If the FTC had general rulemaking authority, which Waxman’s language reinstates, the Agency would be expected to create a new legal requirement for all supplement companies. Such companies would have to perform at least two of these human studies before making any claims for their products. ---Why should we care whether supplement companies are required to perform two random controlled human trials for each product? Because such trials take a long time and would be beyond the financial means of most supplement companies. Even if the companies could find the money, the FTC could require more and more costly versions of these studies, or more of these studies. At each stage, fewer supplements would be available, and those available would cost more and more, until they became as costly as drugs. Supplements are not drugs. In most cases, drugs are non-natural and therefore patentable substances. Why patentable? Because no company will spend a billion dollars on studies and FDA approval trials without the monopoly provided by the patent. To insist that supplements be treated like drugs is really to sound the death knell for the supplement industry, something that drug companies would be delighted to see, because they know that supplements are their chief potential competition, are often more effective than drugs, are often less toxic, and are always much less expensive.
 

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Private Calgary clinic faces bankruptcy

A private Calgary clinic contracted by the Alberta government to do hip and knee surgeries has filed for bankruptcy.---The Health Resources Centre, located in the former Grace Hospital in the northwest, is the only overnight facility in Calgary for orthopedic surgeries. It is in the middle of a legal fight with one of its creditors.---Alberta Health Services, which oversees health-care delivery in the province, has filed an application in the Court of Queen's Bench for a receiver to be appointed so the facility can keep operating.----Since 2006, the centre has been doing about 900 orthopedic surgeries a year or one-third of the hip, knee, foot and ankle operations in the city that are paid for by the province.---Deb Gordon, an AHS senior vice-president, said so far operations have not been affected and the province hopes scheduled surgeries will proceed.----If the centre does close, health officials will have to try to squeeze patients into the three main hospitals in Calgary.---"But if that option fails as I said we'll work with our doctors and nurses and find the solutions that we can," said Dr. John Kortbeek, chief of surgery for Calgary.---"In the short term those solutions could only be additional after-hours surgery or looking at the small window of summer closures that we have and using surgeons and anesthetists who were scheduled to work at HRC to work in that potential extra summer capacity."----Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann, who is also a medical doctor, questioned the province's arrangement with the clinic.---"This has thrown some real uncertainty into the system and the government can reassure people that they will continue to try to fund those things, but then we are backstopping a private organization and it raises questions about what the role of the private delivery versus the public funding is," said Swann.----Eight new operating rooms will help ease the crunch once the new McCaig Tower at the Foothills Hospital opens, which is slated for early winter, said Kortbeek.

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Pesticide Susceptibility In Children Lasts Longer Than Expected

ScienceDaily (June 23, 2009) — Although it is known that infants are more susceptible than adults to the toxic effects of pesticides, this increased vulnerability may extend much longer into childhood than expected, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.---Among newborns, levels of paraoxonase 1 (PON1), an enzyme critical to the detoxification of organophosphate pesticides, average one-third or less than those of the babies' mothers. It was thought that PON1 enzyme activity in children approached adult levels by age 2, but instead, the UC Berkeley researchers found that the enzyme level remained low in some individuals through age 7.---Based upon the findings, reported this month in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the study authors recommend that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-evaluate the current standards for acceptable levels of pesticide exposure.---"Current EPA standards of exposure for some pesticides assume children are 3 to 5 times more susceptible than adults, and for other pesticides the standards assume no difference," said Nina Holland, UC Berkeley adjunct professor of environmental health sciences and senior author of the paper. "Our study is the first to show quantitatively that young children may be more susceptible to certain organophosphate pesticides up to age 7. Our results suggest that the EPA standards need to be re-examined to determine if they are adequately protecting the most vulnerable members of the population."----In 2001, the EPA began restricting organophosphate pesticides in products sold for use in homes, mainly because of risks to children. However, organophosphate pesticides, such as chlorpyrifos and diazinon, are still used in agriculture in the United States and elsewhere.---The study, conducted by UC Berkeley's Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS), involves 458 children from an agricultural region who were followed from birth through age 7. Cord blood samples were collected from all children to determine their PON1 genotype and to obtain baseline measures of the enzyme's activity level.---For more than 100 of the children in the study, researchers were able to obtain at least four additional measurements - at ages 1, 2, 5 and 7 - of PON1 activity. Almost all the children in the study had 2 to 3 time points assessed, for a total of 1,143 measurements of three types of PON1 enzyme activity.---One's PON1 genotypic profile determines how effectively the enzyme can metabolize toxins. For example, people with two copies of the Q form of the gene - known as a QQ genotype - produce a PON1 enzyme that is less efficient at detoxifying chlorpyrifos oxon, a metabolite of chlorpyrifos, than the enzyme produced by people with two R forms of the gene. Similarly, individuals with two T forms of the PON1 gene on a different part of the chromosome generally have a lower quantity of the enzyme than do those with two C forms of the gene.----Previous research led by Holland found that some of the QQ newborns may be 50 times more susceptible to chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos oxon than RR newborns with high PON1 levels, and 130 to 164 times more susceptible than some of the RR adults.---Of the children in this latest study, 24 percent had the QQ genotype, and 18 percent had the TT genotype, both of which are associated with lower activity of the PON1 enzyme. Moreover, 7.5 percent of the children had both QQ and TT genotypes, which is considered an even more vulnerable profile.----On average, the quantity of enzyme quadrupled between birth and age 7. The greatest rise in enzyme activity was among children with the RR and CC variants of the PON1 gene, which quickly outpaced the increase in children with the QQ and TT genotypes.---The fact that enzyme activity remained low for certain kids with vulnerable genotypes well past age 2 was surprising for the study authors. The researchers are continuing to collect data for these children as they grow older to see if the pesticide susceptibility continues.---"In addition to its involvement in the metabolism of pesticides, many studies are now finding that PON1 may play an important role in protecting against oxidative stress, which is linked to diseases from asthma to obesity and cardiovascular disease," said study lead author Karen Huen, a UC Berkeley Ph.D. student in environmental health sciences. "The children in our study whose genotypes are related to lower PON1 activity may not only be more susceptible to pesticides throughout much of their childhood, they may also be more vulnerable to other common diseases related to oxidative stress."----Notably, other studies have found that PON1 genotypes vary by race and ethnicity, with the Q variants more common among Caucasians, less common among Latinos, and least common among African Americans. The majority of the subjects in this study were Mexican-American.----"What's important about this study is that it shows that young children are potentially susceptible to certain organophosphates for a longer period of time than previously thought," said Brenda Eskenazi, UC Berkeley professor of epidemiology and director of CHAMACOS and the Center for Children's Environmental Health Research. "Policymakers need to consider these vulnerable populations when establishing acceptable levels of exposure to different pesticides."---Funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the EPA helped support this research.----Story Source:--Adapted from materials provided by University of California - Berkeley

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OVER POPULATION

 

Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease

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Natural compound speeds bone growth

The Assault on Autistic Children and their Parents

 

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OVER POPULATION!!!!

 

Lets consider the following:

 

According to the information presented below, there is ~2.97 million square miles on just the continent of Australia alone.  ---There are ~ 640 acres in 1 square mile--Based on the size of the land mass of Australia, this equates to ~ 1.9 billion acres of land The average lot size of a home in the US  is ~ 14,000 square feet This then equates to ~ 5.7 billion potential home lots --There are currently ~ 6.82 billion people on our planet---Also bear in mind that the world population is made up of families with children younger than 15--So, considering the remaining land masses and their respective sizes left in the world, then the argument for overpopulation is bogus! 

 

 How many square feet are in one acre?

In: Units of Measure, Area

 

There are 43,560 square feet in one acre. -An acre is a unit of area. 640 acres equal a square mile. Hence, it is 1/640 of a square mile. Since a square mile contains 27,878,400 square feet, an acre is 27,878,400 divided by 640, which is 43,560 square feet. ---Remember: an acre can be converted to SQUARE feet, not plain (linear) feet. Square feet and feet are not the same units. A foot is unit of distance. A square foot is a unit of area.

 

How many acres are in one square mile?  Answer --One square mile is equal to 640 acres. -1 square mile = 639.9974 acres

( Source:   www.icoachmath.com  ) 

 

 

Largest Countries by Area (sq. km)

 

Country

Total Area (Land + Water)

Land Area

Water Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Russia 

 17,075,200 sq. km 

 16,995,800 sq. km 

 79,400 sq. km 

 

 

 6,592,888 sq. miles

 6,562,231 sq. miles

 30,657 sq. miles

 

 Canada 

 9,976,140 sq. km 

 9,220,970 sq. km 

 755,170 sq. km 

 

 

 3,851,877 sq. miles

 3,560,300 sq. miles

 291,578 sq. miles

 

 United States 

 9,629,091 sq. km 

 9,158,960 sq. km 

 470,131sq. km 

 

 

 3,717,879 sq. miles

 3,536,357 sq. miles

 181,522 sq. miles

 

 China 

 9,596,960 sq. km 

 9,326,410 sq. km 

 270,550 sq. km 

 

 

 3,705,473 sq. miles

 3,601,011 sq. miles

 104,462 sq. miles

 

 Brazil 

 8,511,965 sq. km 

 8,456,510 sq. km 

 55,455 sq. km 

 

 

 3,286,546 sq. miles

 3,265,135 sq. miles

 21,412 sq. miles

 

 Australia 

 7,686,850 sq. km 

 7,617,930 sq. km 

 68,920 sq. km 

 

 

 2,967,962 sq. miles

 2,941,351 sq. miles

 26,611 sq. miles

 

 India 

 3,287,590 sq. km 

 2,973,190 sq. km 

 314,400 sq. km 

 

 

 1,269,368 sq. miles

 1,147,975 sq. miles

 121,393 sq. miles

 

 Argentina 

 2,766,890 sq. km 

 2,736,690 sq. km 

 30,200 sq. km 

 

 

 1,068,321 sq. miles

 1,056,661 sq. miles

 11,660 sq. miles

 

 Kazakhstan 

 2,717,300 sq. km 

 2,669,800 sq. km 

 47,500 sq. km 

 

 

 1,049,174 sq. miles

 1,030,834 sq. miles

 18,340 sq. miles

 

 Sudan 

 2,505,810 sq. km 

 2,376,000 sq. km 

 129,810 sq. km 

 

 

 967,516 sq. miles

 917,395 sq. miles

 50,121 sq. miles

 

Complete List

 

(source:  http://www.worldfactsandfigures.com/ )

 

Australia's Size Compared

Australia is the planet's sixth largest country after Russia, Canada, China, the USA, and Brazil. At 7 692 024 km2, it accounts for just five percent of the world's land area of 149 450 000 km2, and although it is the smallest continental land mass, it is the world's largest island. 

For more information visit The World Factbook. 

(source:  http://www.ga.gov.au/education/geoscience-basics/dimensions/aus-size-compared.jsp )

 

U.S.         309,192,879
World       6,818,697,141
19:48 UTC (EST+5) May 03, 2010

 

(source:   http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html )

 

 

ICurrently there are countries buying land in developing countries or countries that are not as technologically advanced—or militarily strong, to buy up land for development or farming –to secure food sources from outside sources where they can control the output of food to the motherland. This puts undo financial stress on those born in those countries who are indigenous to areas where these lands are being taken over. Ever wonder why a residential investment suddenly goes up without any due cause without any economic reason---this would be because the land in your region may have been bought by another country acquiring access too foods or real estate that would unwarrant the price hikes in the areas—as a result of lands now being foreign national owned and not owned by the citizenry-This is the new conquest---turn a country into a corporation and now you are an easy prey for corporate take over— Now this as a result impacts food productions as well as regulations that do not comply with state/provincial laws in allowing for seeds to be GMO free or GE free or Chemical free—a foreign national can grow stuff here in your country—anyway they see fit—and then turn around and market it to you under a free trade arrangement and you will be forced as a corporation not a country to support this kind of malignancy that will without a shot cause a complete breakdown of communities and create a environment for weakness and illnesses.

 

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Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease

Study finds diet rich in oleic acid may prevent development of ulcerative colitis

Saturday, May 1, 2010---SATURDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Increasing your intake of olive oil may help protect against ulcerative colitis, a new study finds.---Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes ulcers in the lining of the rectum and colon, resulting in abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss. This study found that people whose diet was rich in oleic acid were far less likely to develop ulcerative colitis.---Oleic acid is a monosaturated fatty acid found in foods such as olive oil, peanut oil, grapeseed oil, butter This study included more than 25,000 people, aged 40-65, in Norfolk, U.K. who were recruited between 1993 and 1997. None of the participants had ulcerative colitis at the start of the study. By 2002, 22 participants had developed ulcerative colitis. The researchers compared the diets of these people to those who didn't develop the disease and found that those with the highest intake of oleic acid were 90 percent less likely to develop ulcerative colitis.---"Oleic acid seems to help prevent the development of ulcerative colitis by blocking chemicals in the bowel that aggravate the inflammation found in the illness," study leader Dr. Andrew Hart, of the University of East Anglia's School of Medicine, said in a news release.--"We estimate that around half the cases of ulcerative colitis could be prevented if larger amounts of oleic acid were consumed. Two-to-three tablespoons of olive oil per day would have a protective effect," he said.---The study was presented Saturday at the Digestive Disease Week conference in New Orleans.----SOURCE: University of East Anglia, news release, May 1, 2010

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Vitamin E Provides New Hope for Patients With 'Silent' Liver Disease

ScienceDaily (May 3, 2010) A daily dose of a specific form of vitamin E significantly improved the liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. Results were published April 28 online in the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, Actos (pioglitazone), a drug used to treat diabetes, also improved many features of NASH but was associated with weight gain.----NASH is a chronic liver disease that is linked to weight gain and obesity and can lead to cirrhosis, or scarring, liver cancer and death. It resembles alcoholic liver disease but occurs in patients who drink little or no alcohol. NASH can occur in children, the elderly, normal-weight, and non-diabetic persons. The disease is believed to be caused by abnormal metabolism of fats, which increases levels of oxidants, compounds that transfer oxygen in the liver. This disease affects about 3 to 4 percent of the U.S. population, leads to death from cirrhosis, and increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. There is currently no approved treatment for NASH.---In the Pioglitazone or Vitamin E for NASH Study (PIVENS), investigators from the NASH Clinical Research Network (CRN) compared the two different treatments to placebo. Vitamin E functions as an anti-oxidant while Actos improves the sensitivity of cells to insulin, a hormone that controls sugar and fat metabolism. PIVENS is the largest placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial of therapies ever conducted for NASH.---"This is an important landmark in the search for effective treatments for NASH," said Pat Robuck, Ph.D., M.P.H., the NASH CRN project scientist and director of the clinical trials program in NIDDK's Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition.---The PIVENS trial randomly assigned 247 adults with NASH and without diabetes into three groups. Men and women aged 18 years and older were randomized to either receive 30 milligrams of Actos daily, 800 international units of a form of vitamin E (RRR-alpha-tocopherol) daily, or placebo for 96 weeks. Researchers reported that vitamin E and Actos helped certain patients with NASH.---After 96 weeks of treatment, vitamin E improved all features of NASH except the degree of cirrhosis in the liver. Forty-three percent of participants treated with vitamin E met the primary endpoint of the trial compared to only 19 percent of those who received a placebo. The primary endpoint was a composite of the scores for several features of NASH--retention of lipids, liver inflammation, and liver degeneration. The scores were used to assess disease activity.---While Actos improved liver inflammation and retention of lipids in 34 percent of individuals who received it, suggesting a benefit, the improvement fell short of being statistically significant. Actos also led to an undesirable weight gain of 10 pounds over the 96-week trial. There was an early improvement in liver enzyme tests among participants receiving either Actos or vitamin E. However, upon stopping the medications, the liver enzymes worsened again suggesting the need for long-term treatment.

While the PIVENS trial provides evidence that vitamin E benefits NASH patients, it is not a panacea, said Arun Sanyal, M.D., NASH CRN co-chair and PIVENS principal investigator and chair of gastroenterology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.---"This study was conducted in people who had NASH but did not have diabetes. The benefits of either treatment in NASH patients who have diabetes remain unknown," said Sanyal. "Also, the study lasted only two years and the potential long-term benefits and risks of taking vitamin E or Actos in these doses are still uncertain."[U1]  Researchers acknowledge that many participants receiving these treatments did not improve. To better understand response to treatment, the NASH CRN is engaged in studies to define simple, non-invasive methods to determine if an individual patient is responding to drug therapy. A liver biopsy is currently the best way to assess response to treatment for NASH.--"The PIVENS trial provides key evidence to support the use of vitamin E for selected patients with NASH. However, before prescribing either drug, physicians must not only weigh the potential risks and benefits of treatment, particularly with long-term therapy, but also the need for future liver biopsies to assess the response to treatment," said Stephen P. James, M.D., director of NIDDK's Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. "Use of vitamin E at these doses for NASH should be monitored by a physician."-----Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.---Journal Reference: Arun J. Sanyal et al. Pioglitazone, Vitamin E, or Placebo for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. New England Journal of Medicine, April 28, 2010 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa0907929

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Natural compound speeds bone growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A protein produced naturally by the body can speed up bone growth and may offer a route to fixing fractures more quickly, researchers reported on Wednesday.---They found the protein sends a signal that activates bone stem cells to make new bone, and said the finding could also improve bone grafts.--While the findings were tested in mice, humans and mice have the same biology in this area.--"We believe our strategy has the therapeutic potential to accelerate and improve tissue healing in a variety of contexts," said Dr. Jill Helms of Stanford University in California, who led the study.--The protein is called "Wnt," and scientists have known for a long time that many animal species use it to regenerate tissue, the Helms team wrote in the journal Science Translational Medicine.---But it is hard to work with and will not dissolve in water.--Helms and colleagues found a way to implant pieces of genetically enhanced Wnt protein in little bubbles of fatty material called liposomes.---"This allowed us to start testing its activity in animals," Helms said in a statement.--When they drilled holes in the bones of sedated mice and injected the little Wnt liposomes, the Wnt caused bone stem cells at the injury site to divide and mature into bone-forming cells faster, the researchers found.--"Skeletal defects treated with liposomal Wnt healed faster," they wrote. Mice treated with Wnt had 3.5 times more new bone after three days than other nice.Other tissues use Wnt to regenerate, too, they said. "Wnts are implicated in the repair of multiple organs and tissues," they wrote.--They plan to test their approach in treating skin wounds, strokes and heart attacks.--"After stroke and heart attack, we heal the injuries slowly and imperfectly, and the resulting scar tissue lacks functionality," Helms said.--"Using Wnt may one day allow us to regenerate tissue without scarring."

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The Assault on Autistic Children and their Parents

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Things are about to change in the Autism Wars.  A new report is going to be released next week.  Find out about it below.---Everybody knows that I am a Crisis Management Consultant in the health care industry.  I get called into the cases where the quackbuster misinformation group is operating.  Not so long ago, I was hired to look at a situation in Austin, Texas where a clinic was attacked by goofbag Stephen Barrett on several fronts - a Texas Medical Board complaint was filed against the doctor (Jesus Caquias MD), all of the health insurance companies stopped paying the clinic for their services, and the FBI raided the clinic last July 2009, claiming in the warrant that they were investigating the clinic for "Insurance Fraud," and "Health Fraud" violations.---But, fear not, for Barrett made some serious mistakes, and if I have my way he'll get criminally indicted in Texas for his actions.  Keep reading.---The officially approved treatment, in the US, for Autistic children is to put them in a State mental facilityThere, on day one, they yank their pants down to their ankles, bend them over a table, and jab a hypo full of mind numbing drugs into their buttocks.  Then they throw them into a ward, keep them doped, where, most likely, they will die in a few years.  And, if you read the US Inspection Report on the State of Texas Mental Health Facilities I think you will conclude, as did the Federal Investigators, that they'd be better off dying sooner than later - for the facilities are a hell-hole of problems, including rampant sexual abuse.---Why is this "institutionalizing" of Autistic children the officially approved treatment?  Because according to "the system" Autistic children have been convicted.  Their crime?  They have been officially declared, along with their parents, as having defective genes.

Defective genes---- That's the argument.  According to the powers that be there is no proof of a relationship between Autism and environmental issues, like vaccines It is the people who are defective - middle class, and upper middle class Americans, primarily Caucasians.  More, according to "the system," it is the brighter people who have the defective genes.I'm not making this up.  According to this way of thinking It is not the environmental pollution, and the overabundant regime of horrible vaccines that are the problem.  It is the recipient.  --Wars have been fought over lesser insults.  Men have been hung by their necks from oak trees for less.  That's probably why the perpetrators of this "genetic" argument are not readily identifying themselves. You can find their entire argument, though, succinctly written up on the pages of Wikipedia by secret editors, afraid to identify themselves for good reason.  You can read this totally fraudulent argument by clicking here. --And, it is a fraudulent argument made up by an industry that very well knows what problems it is causing, and sneers at its victims.---

What we have here is a giant misinformation campaign...

Divided into two parts:  (1)  Diversion, and (2)  Attacking those identifying the real cause of the problem.

(1)  The Diversion part is simple.  It is a simple effort to confuse the general public by making some simple statements like: (a)  we don't know what causes autism, (b)  we know there is a genetic factor, (3) we know there is no cure, (4)  the anti-vaccination people are conspiracy theorists,  (5) leave the science to us, (6) blah, blah, blah...

(a)  The "genetic defect" argument is insulting and the proponents get away with it because the autism victims are, for the most part, white people.  Try that crap on the African-American community and Jesse Jackson will be speaking loudly from your front porch in front of 30 TV cameras, and more.

(2)  The misinformation people attack those that disagree in every way they can think of.

None of that misinformation activity is actually working very well, but we can’t fault them for the effort.  They certainly try.  The campaign has to be costing a fortune.  And they need to spend that fortune just to survive.---Why isn’t the misinformation campaign working?  Because facts and science are on the side of the Autism community. Solidly. . 

Why the disinformation people fear the Autism Community so much...

Parents with Autistic children in the US have come to a rude awakening.  They have found that, not only would the US drug industry lie to them, but so will the government agencies “We the People” put in place to protect us from harm.  More, they find, there is an apparatus in place to keep those parents from finding real solutions and changing the paradigm in the way Americans usually act when something goes wrong. --There is no question in any thinking person’s mind that Autism has its roots in environmental issues, the first and foremost of which, of course, is the US Vaccine program.  Anyone who says different is simply lying and deserves to finish out their rotten life in a prison – in a third world country. ---The US drug industry completely controls every federal agency that is supposed to regulate them, and they pour money into Congress to keep their own coffers full. They completely control our TV news.  No question about that.  So far, they’ve had their way, in the information wars.  They even have information systems in place to mislead the public on the internet about health care.  Look, for instance, at how much time and effort is put into controlling the health articles on Wikipedia. [U2] --There are more than a couple problems that have developed for them - and frankly, the drug industry is running in panic mode.  That’s why you are seeing now, and have been seeing, desperate moves to generate money – so they can keep the system running.  Without money, and I mean LOTS of money, coming in constantly, the drug companies’ control system begins to look like a house of cards, with someone about to open a window on a windy day. ---And there are plenty of people heading over to open those windows.  Even more since the drug industry started making desperate money grab moves – like creating the fake H1N1 pandemic.  They telegraphed, with that, their weakness.  In short, vaccine manufacturers, I believe, are on their ass, and that sort of “fake pandemic” move was a last ditch effort to make some bucks.  I suspect that wise investors in those companies rode the high up to a point and then sold their interests quickly, knowing that “fake pandemic” won’t happen again. ----In short, the world public knows, at this point, that you simply cannot believe a word the vaccine industry says.  Not one word.  If an executive for a vaccine manufacturer say that it is a bright sunny day outside – take your raincoat. ---More, our public agencies have been usurped. It has become almost impossible to find anyone who regulates any aspect of health care at the national level that is not corruptThe US FDA is beyond reality.  The CDC is a propaganda machine for the drug industry. --Then too, there is that well-funded misdirection agency that operates out of New York City.  The ones who have Stephen Barrett on a leash. ---So, wait a minute.  If the drug industry controls our Congress, our TV networks, our regulatory agencies, and affects information flow in the media and on the internet, why would they be afraid of anything? Easy answer – for despite all that, it’s not working.  Things are coming to a head – fast.

The juggernaut is in trouble for several little known reasons:

(1)    Most drug company patents run out in 2011 or 2012.  The generic manufacturers are breathing down their financial necks.  Why bother to advertise on TV when the generic is selling for eight cents on the dollar.  The gravy train of protected price is about over.

(2)    Attempts to register old drugs as “orphan” drugs, to maintain price level are having limited success – not enough to protect the industry.

(3)    Shifting investments from chemical drugs to Embryonic Stem Cell applications is not proceeding.  Universities and Foundations involved in Embryonic Stem Cell research have grabbed most of the important patents ahead of time, and the material reality isn’t coming to the fore.  Americans value their children and are appalled at the “throw-a-baby-in-a-blender” medical concept.  “Adult” Stem Cell applications are being studied, and they show far more potential then Embryonic, and there is very little to patent.

(4)    The idea of redesigning old drugs by changing one molecule, and claiming a new version, is not doing well.

(5)    Designing new drugs to increase penis size and endurance has been done.  It was about as successful as the Edsel.  They’ve run out of novelty ideas.

(6)    It is costing more, and more, to maintain the system; bribing Congress, hiring people to target doctors, trips to exotic place for doctors, TV advertising, etc.  There is no end to the cash outflow.  All this is costing them a fortune.  They are beginning to look like the Soviet Union before they locked the front doors and turned out the lights.

(7)    Scientists are finding that the big, scary, viruses (H1N1, Avian Flu, SARS) coming down the pike have all the earmarks, under a microscope, of having been designed, and manufactured, in a laboratory – and that raises new questions like ”Is someone making dangerous viruses and turning them loose to force us to buy a vaccine?”

(8)  Keeping really useful drugs off the market - like HgH, intentionally., because if you use HgH you won't need any other drugs.  Separate article coming.

But none of this compares to their biggest mistake – they pissed off the smarter people of middle America, treating them as though they were totally stupid and of no consequence.  They woke up the sleeping giants who found, upon that awakening, that the drug industry had poisoned their children.  The drug industry, through their incessant greed, gave Autism to the children of those that hold the positions of power in America.  More they gave us learning disabilities (1 in 6 children), asthma (1 in 9 children, and diabetes (1 in 450 children).--- There is no question that the US health care system is trash.  It is.  But most Americans, as long as they and their offspring are healthy, ignore issues that are not part of their immediate day.  Why?  We live in a busy world, and we need to focus on what is important at hand.  So, we do.---So, what woke up the sleeping giant?  Autism - and all of the denials, and cover-ups, about what’s causing it.---Of course Autism is caused by environmental issues.  I’ve never met Barbara Loe-Fisher, the originator of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC.org), but what she says strikes right to the heart of the issues.  It is this: “Why are so many of our highly vaccinated children so sick? 

Vaccination rates with multiple vaccines in America are at an all-time high and, with 1 in 6 vaccinated child in America now learning disabled \; 1 in 9 suffering with asthma; 1 in 150 developing autism, and 1 in 450 becoming diabetic, this is a legitimate question. America spends more than 75 percent of the $2 trillion price tag for health care to treat the chronically ill and disabled, and it is estimated that, by 2025, 1 in 2 Americans will be chronically ill or disabled.

You can read the rest of this interesting article by clicking here.

 If anything, the situation is getting worse for the drug industry.  More people are taking a hard look at vaccinations - and they should.  You simply cannot trust these people at all.  Not at all.---The Autism Community isn't the same group of people as the North American Health Freedom activists.  The Autism Community, for the most part, is made up of victims - parents of children whose lives have been damaged by the vaccine industry, and other environmental issues.---But, I see a merger coming, beneficial to both groups.  It is already happening. .  It is this sort of scientific conference that will be the destruction of the vaccine industry.  The organizers actually invited vaccine promoters to attend and debate the issues - and of course, they all seem to be busy that weekend...

 

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Treatment Plan for Children With Autism Often Includes Complementary Therapies

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Treatment Plan for Children With Autism Often Includes Complementary Therapies

ScienceDaily (May 2, 2010) — Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, with national data showing it is used by about 12 percent of children.---New research shows that about 21 percent of youths enrolled in a large registry of children on the autism spectrum use CAM as part of their overall treatment plan.--- Results of the study, and three others conducted by the Autism Speaks' Autism Treatment Network (ATN), was presented May 2 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.--An estimated one in 110 U.S. children has autism, a group of complex developmental brain disorders that affect behavior, social skills and communication.---In this study, researchers sought to determine how often children enrolled in the ATN used CAM treatments and identify factors associated with CAM use. The ATN, which includes 14 treatment and research centers in the United States and Canada, enrolls patients ages 2-18 years with a diagnosis of autism, Asperger's syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).---Parents completed a medical history questionnaire that asked about their child's use of CAM treatments, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, sleep and demographics.---Results showed that 201 of 1,212 children (17 percent) were on special diets, most often a gluten-free, casein-free diet (53 percent). Special diets were most common among children diagnosed with autism (19 percent), followed by those diagnosed with PDD-NOS (14 percent) and Asperger's syndrome (7 percent).---In addition, children with GI problems were more likely than those without GI symptoms to use CAM treatments, including gluten-free, casein-free diets, diets free of processed sugars, digestive enzymes and probiotics.---"Physicians treating children with autism spectrum disorders should be aware of the CAM treatments that their patients may be receiving in order to help families monitor their child's response to treatment, as well as to assure the safety of these treatments in concert with the physician's prescribed treatments," said Daniel Coury, MD, medical director of the ATN and professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at The Ohio State University.---Story Source:--Adapted from materials provided by American Academy of Pediatrics, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

 

Testosterone –Estrogenic Effects  A- B - C

 

A) Testosterone Directly Amplifies but Does Not Program Male Behaviors

ScienceDaily (May 3, 2010) — New research uncovers some surprising information about how sex hormones control masculinization of the brain during development and drive gender related behaviors in adult males. The study, published in the April 29 issue of the journal Neuron, demonstrates that direct action of testosterone, the prototypical male hormone, is unnecessary for masculinizing the brain and behavior.---Testosterone and estrogen are thought to play an essential role in organizing and activating gender-specific patterns of behavior in sexually reproducing animals. Testosterone is produced by the testes and directly activates the androgen receptor (AR) in target tissues such as muscle. Estrogen is produced by the ovaries and is nearly undetectable in the circulation of males of most species. However, circulating testosterone in males can be converted into estrogen in the brain, and this testosterone-derived estrogen has been shown to control many male behaviors.---"It was known that testosterone and estrogen are essential for typical male behaviors in many vertebrate species," explains the study's senior author, Dr. Nirao M. Shah from the Department of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. "However, how these two hormones interact to control masculinization of the brain and behavior remained to be established."--Dr. Shah and colleagues found that during the neonatal testosterone surge there is very little AR expressed in the developing brain, making it unlikely that testosterone signaling via AR plays a major role in masculinizing neural pathways. Importantly, they went on to show that the male pattern of AR expression in the brain was dependent on testosterone-derived estrogen signaling.---The researchers then used a genetic approach to knock out the AR in the mouse nervous system and observed that these mutants still exhibited male type mating, fighting, and territorial marking behaviors. However, these mutant males had striking reductions in specific components of these masculine behaviors. These results show that testosterone signaling via AR does not control masculine differentiation of the brain and behavior but regulates the frequency and extent of male typical behaviors.---"Our findings in conjunction with previous work suggest a model for the control of male pattern behaviors in which estrogen masculinizes the neural circuits for mating, fighting, and territory marking, and testosterone and estrogen signaling generate the male typical levels of these behaviors," concludes Dr. Shah. "It will be interesting in future studies to identify the molecular and circuit level mechanisms that are controlled by these hormones."---The researchers include Scott A. Juntti, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Jessica Tollkuhn, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Melody V. Wu, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Eleanor J. Fraser, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Taylor Soderborg, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Stella Tan, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Shin-Ichiro Honda, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan; Nobuhiro Harada, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan; and Nirao M. Shah, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.---Story Source:--Adapted from materials provided by Cell Press, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.----Journal Reference:--Scott A. Juntti, Jessica Tollkuhn, Melody V. Wu, Eleanor J. Fraser, Taylor Soderborg, Stella Tan, Shin-Ichiro Honda, Nobuhiro Harada, Nirao M. Shah. The Androgen Receptor Governs the Execution, but Not Programming, of Male Sexual and Territorial Behaviors. Neuron, Volume 66, Issue 2, 260-272, 29 April 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.03.024

 

 B) Estrogen Link In Male Aggression Sheds New Light On Sex-Specific Behaviors

ScienceDaily (Oct. 2, 2009) — Territorial behavior in male mice might be linked to more "girl-power" than ever suspected, according to new findings at UCSF. For the first time, researchers have identified networks of nerve cells in the brain that are associated with how male mice defend their territory and have shown that these cells are controlled by the female hormone estrogen.-The research suggests a pivotal role for estrogen – as well as the enzyme aromatase that is responsible for estrogen synthesis – in male territorial behavior, according to findings published in the October 2, 2009 issue of the journal Cell. The paper is based on research at UCSF and Fujita Health University.---Estrogen's role in the mating behaviors of these mice, however, was less clear, which indicates that territorial and sexual behaviors are likely influenced by distinct and separate connections in the brain, according to Nirao Shah, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Anatomy and senior author of the paper.---"This really changes the way we view male and female behaviors," said Shah, who also is affiliated with the UCSF programs in neuroscience and genetics and who last week received the 2009 Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health for his research. "What we previously looked upon as a single unit of gender-related behavior, we now see as a collection of separate behaviors controlled at least in part by distinct neural pathways." Males and females across all sexually reproducing species display gender-specific behavior in many areas, including mating, territorial marking, aggression and parental care, Shah explained. Collections of cells form circuits in the brain, referred to as neural pathways, that control these and other behaviors. Shah said that both estrogen and the male hormone testosterone are known to be essential in developing these circuits and in sex-specific behavior. But the precise role of these hormones and how they may interact genetically to control these behaviors has been unclear.----The current study fills in at least one piece of the puzzle, he said. The study suggests that the conversion of testosterone in the brain to estrogen by the enzyme aromatase is critical to developing and activating brain circuits that control male territorial behavior.---The researchers first used a gene-targeting strategy in which they attached highly sensitive genetic "reporters" to cells to examine the circuitry of the mouse brain at the cellular level. These "reporter" genes allowed researchers to visualize or track where testosterone was being converted to estrogen in the brain.--Melody Wu, a graduate student in the UCSF Neuroscience Program who led the five-year research effort in Shah's lab, said the team discovered extensive differences between adult male and female mice in the number and connections of nerve cells expressing aromatase. For example, they found more aromatase-positive cells in the males in two regions of the brain known to regulate sexual and aggressive behaviors.---Wu said the team then honed in on testosterone. Testosterone activates the androgen receptor, and male mice lacking the receptor do not display sexual behavior or aggression. The study found that adult males that were mutant for the androgen receptor still had patterns of aromatase-positive cells that were typical of the normal male brain. Somehow, she said, testosterone was creating these male patterns without activating the androgen receptor.--Next, the team examined specifically whether estrogen was causing these differences in male and female brains. When female mice were given estrogen supplements as newborns, they developed brain patterns of aromatase that were indistinguishable from males. These females now exhibited male territorial behavior and showed aggression toward male intruders; by comparison, untreated female mice rarely, if ever, attack males.---"Clearly, estrogen was causing this male-pattern increase of aromatase-expressing cells," Shah said. "This suggests that aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen in the brain, plays a critical role in the neural pathways responsible for these gender differences."---The potential conclusions of this research are intriguing, he said. "We show that exposure to estrogen neonatally can alter adult sex-specific behaviors in mice."[U3]  Those findings did not appear to apply to sexual behavior, however. While male mice reliably mate frequently with females, the estrogen-treated females showed no difference from untreated females when exposed to normal females that were sexually receptive, or in heat. However, the estrogen-treated females did not display typical female sexual behavior; they mated much less frequently with males and even attacked and chased them. --The researchers proposed that these aromatase-expressing regions of the brain could form an interconnected network that regulates sex-specific behaviors, but Shah cautioned that much more research needs to be done on the role of the development of sex-specific neural pathways, and that many additional factors, including genetics and socialization, could contribute to sexual differentiation.--Co-authors on the paper include UCSF researchers Devanand S. Manoli, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry; Eleanor J.Fraser, Graduate Program in Genetics; Jennifer K. Coats, Graduate Program in Neuroscience; Jessica Tollkuhn, PhD, Department of Anatomy; and Shin-Ichiro Honda, PhD, and Nobuhiro Harada, PhD,of the Fujita Health University School of Medicine in Japan.---The research was supported by grants from Genentech Graduate Fellowships, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholarship, National Institutes of Health Institutional Training Grant, National Institutes of Health, Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research, Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation, and McKnight Foundation for Neuroscience. The researchers report no conflicts of interest in this research.--Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by University of California - San Francisco.

 

C) Estrogen Fuels Female Need For Power And Control

ScienceDaily (May 23, 2008) — New University of Michigan psychology research suggests that the sex hormone estrogen may be for women what testosterone is for men: The fuel of power.---Until recently, some researchers doubted whether women had a biologically anchored need for dominance.---"Women have long been overlooked in biological research on dominance," said psychology researcher Steven Stanton. "Using a male model, the small body of existing research has struggled to link testosterone to dominance motivation and behavior in women. --"However, estrogen is very behaviorally potent and is actually a close hormonal relative to testosterone. In female mammals, estrogen has been tied to dominance, but there has been scant research examining the behavioral roles of estrogen in women."--The study by Oliver Shultheiss, a psychology professor who directs the Human Motivation & Affective Neuroscience Lab, and Stanton, who is completing doctoral work at the lab, was recently detailed in the journal Hormones and Behavior.---Schultheiss and Stanton measured women's power needs and then assessed salivary estrogen levels both before and after they entered a one-on-one dominance contest.--The researchers found that even before women got involved in the contest, higher power motivation was associated with higher levels of estrogen.---Winners of the contest showed even further increases in estrogen after the contest, but only if they had a strong need for power. Notably, this increase could still be detected one day after the contest was over.---In contrast, power-motivated losers showed a post-contest decrease in estrogen. These effects were not observed among women who did not possess a strong need for power.--"Our findings perfectly parallel what we have observed for power motivation and testosterone in men," Schultheiss said. "In men, power motivation is associated with heightened levels of testosterone, particularly after a contest victory. In women, estrogen appears to be the critical hormone for power motivation."  Adapted from materials provided by University of Michigan.

 

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Recipe AA 1-2-3-4

 

1) MSM-ASCORBIC ACID-EDTA

 

2 grams ( 2000mgs  ) MSM

2 grams ( 2000mgs ) ASCORBIC ACID

1 grams ( 1000 mgs ) EDTA

Ľ- 1/2   tsp of baking soda

3-4 oz of water 

 

This  is a potent chelator and healant to break down blood clots—broken Blood Vessels—Metals—Cancers of all Kind—Immune Enhancing—Liver Support—Heart Health—Skin Health—Hair  Health—Collagen –Circulation

 

Alternative or Addition as an Option---use 5% solution of dmso with this—Cesium chloride ˝ tsp---Magnesium Citrate ( 500mg) you can add either one of these or all 3 -Always remember put the baking soda in last to get the catalyst going to uptake this quickly-- Remember as well to maintain a good healthy mineral balance by increasing Iodine—calcium and trace elements which can be gotten from sea weed – watercress---purslane –sprouts

 

  

2)  Omega Oil Making

Utilizing what is around you you can make your own omega 3-6-9---

Learn the Values of the oils—Omega 3 --- flax ( fresh ground) Walnut or Chai Seed—utilize any of these omega 6—almond, apricot, sesame seed, sunflower, peanut and hazel nut—Omega 9 would be pumpkin seed, macadamian nut, olive oil. And avocado oils—add 1 part omega 3—2 parts omega 6 –one part omega 9--- shake vigourously and use in salads –taken straight –poured on foods or in any fashion you think

 

3) Fermenting Papaya

Take a papaya and peel of the skin and then core the seeds out of the center---cut the papaya in small slices and afterwards place in a glass container---then apply cinnamon and tumeric powder to this and make sure it is covered completely---Mix the bowl till the spices are totally saturated on the papaya---place in a container in a glass lid and let sit for 5-7 days in the fridge---you will have a fermented papaya –this will benefit  the SOD antioxidant 500-1000 times morewill increase the digestion—break down blood clots—chelate with a mix of vitamin C .

 

 

4) Making a Syrup

Use whatever dry fruits you may have---chop in small pieces so the blender will not be overloaded ( I used dried apricot )add wine 1-2 ounces—water ˝-3/4 cup and start the blending---you can add aloe vera It is optional – when this starts to smooth out and look pureed then add honey to this –start out with 3 oz and allow to be blended and fused if it is to thin add more honey—blend this for 7-10 minutes til the glass part of the blender is hot ( if it is a plastic container this will apply as well when you cup you hands around the blender you will feel the heat ) add cinnamon powder---or any spice you like or herb while it is blending this will cause this to fuse more efficiently --After the allotted  time you pour into a glass container and date and label it

 

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Anti-Vitamin Bill---New Zealand

The Anti-Vitamin Bill is a term given to The Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill introduced to the New Zealand Parliament in 2005 by the then Health Minister, Annette King. This legislation, if passed, would have ratified the Joint Agency Treaty signed in 2003 by Minister King and Trish Worth, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Aging in Australia.

Health Freedom Says No To Aussie Rules

The Treaty is an agreement to bring into being a trans-Tasman agency called ANZTPA (Australian New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency). The main purpose of the Bill was to have given effect to the Treaty and to hand over the jurisdiction and control of the pharmaceutical, medical devices and natural products industries in New Zealand from our Parliament to an off shore corporate entity set up under Australian Corporate Law.---Health Freedom NZ does not support the formation of a trans-Tasman agency called ANZTPA because it hands over our national sovereignty and sovereign rights to an offshore corporation that has no real accountability to the constituents and consumers of New ZealandWe advocate a local legislative framework instead, one which is sensible and designed for the low risk profile of natural products.[U4]  --When Minister King signed the Joint Agency Treaty, without New Zealanders’ knowledge or the consent of her own Select Committee, she paved the way for foreign multinational drug companies to expand into New Zealand markets affecting their competition being the Natural Health industry. This was occurring under the veneer of protecting the interests of public health. The primary interests being protected are those of foreign multi-national corporations. Big profits of foreign multi national companies should not come before the protection of consumer health and health freedom choices.

Our Main Objections to the Anti-Vitamin Bill:

  1. ANZTPA would be a Corporation set up under Australian law, according to the words in the Joint Agency Treaty, with a Managing Director that has no real accountability to the New Zealand parliament, constituents or consumers.  This is an unacceptable loss of New Zealand's national sovereignty over our health care choices.
  2. The ANZTPA Corporation would not have to honour obligations of this Government under the Treaty of Waitangi further eroding sovereignty of Tangata Whenua and placing the commercial aspect of Rongoa Maori at risk.
  3. The regulatory model of ANZTPA is "Napoleonic", meaning anything not explicitly permitted is forbidden or guilty until proven innocent.  This is a departure in law from the current practice in New Zealand which is Common Law, meaning we hold that anything not explicitly forbidden is permitted. Our current system is the best framework for innovation, healthy competition, consumer health freedom and health choices.
  4. The Napoleonic system of regulation currently being used by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia is flagrantly in favour of drug companies and discriminates against natural products. Despite thousands of reports of alarming side effects and tens of thousands of deaths from Merck & Co's drug Vioxx, the TGA allowed the drug to remain on the market implicitly implying it was safe. Yet their actions in the Pan Pharmaceutical debacle caused the collapse of one of the worlds largest manufacturers of natural products by recalling all their supplements under a 'class one recall'. This means 'imminent danger or death' from a product and occurred without one report of a death or adverse side effect from Pans natural products, and the TGA failing to test any of the products. ANZTPA would be comprised primarily of TGA officials, and given their history of decision making it is not in the best interest of consumer safety or health choice.
  5. All matters of regulation will be delegated to this unelected and unaccountable Managing Director who will have statutory powers of delegated legislation presently exercised by our Minister of Health, as well as powers to enforce and police regulations.  In fact, he or she will have unprecedented police powers of search and seizure. This means that inspectors or police from the off-shore entity will have the power to issue warrants and prosecute people and organisations here in New Zealand, and close down our businesses with no recourse to our parliament. That the health regulations of our entire country be in the hands of just one bureaucrat who holds no real accountability is completely unacceptable.
  6. Had the Joint Agency Treaty been ratified it could not be overturned by future parliaments of either New Zealand or Australia. So if it didn't work, or we don't like the takeover of our health regulations, we have no way out. It is forever bindingFurthermore, if another country wants to join the Agency there is no provision for New Zealand to be consulted, and entirely unacceptable situation.

Other Objections to the Anti-Vitamin Bill

Our specific objects to this piece of legislation are:

Reason One:  The Bill acknowledged that all the details of how the agency would operate would have been set out in Rules and Orders to be adopted AFTER the legislation has been passed! ----These Rules and Orders would determine key matters such as what ingredients are to be permitted in dietary supplements, compliance costs, licensing provisions an so on.  A consultation document on the Managing Directors Orders would be released well AFTER public submissions on the Bill would closed!----Simply put, none of the detail of how the agency would operate is contained in the Bill.  Since New Zealand would be adopting the Napoleonic system of the TGA and dropping our Common Law system, we expect the agency would operate in the same draconian manner as the present TGA.---Our MP’s would have been voting to set up a new system and agency they know very little about.  Who in their right mind would enter a partnership without knowing the rules and orders.

Reason Two:  There was never any risk analysis of the costs and benefits of this excessive regulatory and compliance regime, or even a proper Regulatory Impact Statement.  The Labour led Government failed to make a case for the necessity for such heavy handed regulations of the natural health industry.  Who died?  And how many in comparison to legally prescribed drugs?  Pharmaceutical drugs kill people three times the number of road accidents.  This legislation, and the new agency, does not address bringing that toll down.  ---The reason touted by Government for this excessive increase in bureaucracy and cost is Closer Economic Relationships (CER) to benefit New Zealand businesses and consumers by eliminating regulatory impediments to trade with Australia[U5] . The reality is that ‘harmonising’ to the Australian system would increase compliance costs and regulatory impediments for New Zealand businesses.  These will be passed onto consumers as higher costs or weight heavily on New Zealand businesses, leading to a one market dominated by Australian made products.  There is no benefit to either consumers or businesses.

Reason Three:  The Bill contradicted the Labour led Government's Policy intent.  The Minister for Small Business at the time the Bill was introduced, Lianne Dalziel, said in a speech in Parliament: “reducing compliance costs (for small business) is an objective which is an important part of the government’s wider business law reform programme and economic transformation agenda.”  This trans-Tasman agency would have dramatically increased compliance costs and we would have lost our cottage industry in much the same way the Australian cottage industry all but disappeared after the inception of the TGA.  This has lead to a few companies dominating the industry and fewer consumer choices.

Reason Four:  Within five years of the agency coming into being many herbal products presently available in New Zealand would become illegal because of our absorption into the Australian Napoleonic Law.  Most Chinese herbs and Ayuvedic medicines, which have been used safely for centuries, are likely to become illegal because they contain ingredients or dosages that are not on a ‘permitted’ list.  Even products that have been approved by the American FDA will be effectively banned or not available here as manufacturing companies would have to go through another lengthy, costly and unnecessary bureaucratic regulatory process to import them - again this favours Australian companies already in compliance with the TGA's Napoleonic system.

Reason Five:  It's a one way ticket for an Australia corporate takeover.  Even the Australian government reports (ASMI) agreed indicating ANZTPA was essentially one way traffic that benefits the much larger Australian businesses that are better able to handle the costs.

Reason Six:  This move represents a major departure from our current system of regulation.  If repealed further Governments of New Zealand cannot overturn this move.[U6]   For these two reasons Health Freedom believes the decision should be made by the New Zealand people at referendum.

Reason Seven:  Competition is already steadily decreasing as Australian businesses are buying up New Zealand businesses. We will not get new businesses starting at all as the financial barriers to entry into the industry will be too great (probably in excess of 2 million dollars for a basic range).  It is estimated that smaller New Zealand health supplement manufacturers will lose approx 60% of their product ranges due to staggeringly high costs of compliance. The new compliance costs would not increase safety of the products since no one has died from taking supplements. Instead bureaucrats pockets would be heavily lined.

Anti-Vitamin Bill Gets Cross Party Opposition

National: Health Spokesman Tony Ryall said: “Every day New Zealanders are taking supplements. Every day they are trying to protect and improve their health. We want New Zealanders to know that the regime is low cost, not restrictive, and that their choices will be protected. But this legislation does the complete opposite.”--

Green Party: MP Sue Kedgley echoed those comments, saying: “It’s a sinister piece of legislation that would involve the New Zealand Parliament handing over its authority to an off-shore agency, set up under Australian law, headquartered in Australia and staffed mainly by Australians.”

ACT NZ: Leader Rodney Hide went on to say that “The legislation would ban half the supplements I take to stay healthy. It's nuts.”

Why Did Labour Push This Bill?

Good question. On the surface the main reason appears to be CER with Australia.  The Prime Minister herself said that if New Zealand does not give the green light to the agency, it would “adversely affect the overall agenda of deepening economic cooperation and integration between Australia and New Zealand.”----Columnist Colin James said as much in a recent New Zealand Herald column: “Canberra has made it clear there is far more at stake than the agency alone, he reported in a recent column. “What is at stake is goodwill. ..rejecting the agency would discourage Australia from committing the bureaucratic time to similar future joint agencies. More important, the hard word in Canberra is that it would potentially make it harder to get traction on other elements of the single economic market.----Annette King, the Minister responsible for the Bill, wrote recently that the new agency, which will be ‘the first example of a true Trans-Tasman authority,’ will set a precedent for increased trans-Tasman co-operation that explicitly acknowledges joint co-operation of two independent nations.”---New Zealand MP’s had been lobbied intensively on the Bill, including by the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Minister of Health, who slipped into Wellington unannounced for a week in 2006 to lobby various MP’s.----The Australians played hard-ball during the passage of the legislation threatening to halt all further moves for greater economic integration unless New Zealand agrees to the joint agency.  They also said we had to accept the legislation in its entirety or not at all.  Does that sound like the foundation for an equal partnership of mutual respect of independent nations Minister King would have us believe?----The New Zealand people said no and stopped the passage of the Bill in its tracks.  The Labour led Government did not take the "Anti-Vitamin" Bill to it's second reading as it failed to get the numbers to support it

 


 [U1]This is something again they had to input there are long term studies on vitamin E and there is no reported negative effects whatsoever—unless the abuse comes direct from the consumer taking to much or mixing it things that should not be mixed –like blood thinners

 [U2]Again there have been articles removed due to the fact they oppose main stream orthodoxy on medicine

 [U3]As well as in Human behaviour—Japanese researcher determined 15 years after I observed that soy was causing  sexual disruptive choices of the same sex had verified the same thing basing it on the estrogens in Soy

 [U4]Autonomy for your health and New Zealand is no different then anywhere else in wanting this in regard to there freedoms ---this kind of thing is going on globally with the FDA and Codex doing the same thing in other countries Canada has more or less Allowed the US FDA to dictate to them policies  that really do not have any benefit  for either country ---this will happen here as well if this persist

 

 [U5]ANOTHER form of NAFTA only this time the partners are NZ and Australia--Globalization

 [U6]Government by proxy only—this does not deal with the increase tax load the NZ’rs will have to pay for not only the implication of these rules but the further subsidying of exports to be allowed to be sold in the markets due to the process in which they would have to be exported and the imports—Welcome to Canada eh!

 

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Shows of the week May24 2010

Modified Atkins Diet Can Cut Epileptic Seizures In Adults

Diet May Eliminate Spasms For Infants With Epilepsy

Daily Potassium Citrate Wards Off Kidney Stones In Seizure Patients On High-Fat Diet

High-Fat Ketogenic Diet Effectively Treats Persistent Childhood Seizures, Study Finds

Recipe Combo For Taurine/Potassium/ Magnesium

Recipe Combo for a Ketogenic Smoothie

 

Modified Atkins Diet Can Cut Epileptic Seizures In Adults

ScienceDaily (Jan. 28, 2008)A modified version of a popular high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet can significantly cut the number of seizures in adults with epilepsy, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The Atkins-like diet, which has shown promise for seizure control in children, may offer a new lifeline for patients when drugs and other treatments fail or cause complications.---For almost a century, doctors have prescribed an eating plan called the ketogenic diet to treat children with epilepsy. This diet often consists of a short period of fasting, strictly limits fluids and drastically restricts carbohydrates. It appears to limit or even eliminate seizures, possibly by generating the build-up of ketones, compounds the body produces when it derives calories mostly from fat. Some of the largest studies to scientifically test this diet's efficacy took place at Johns Hopkins in the mid-1990s, led by pediatric neurologists John Freeman, M.D., and Eileen Vining, M.D.---Why exactly the ketogenic diet works remains unknown, and it is notoriously difficult to follow, relying almost solely on fat and protein for calories. Consequently, doctors typically recommend it only for children, whose parents can strictly monitor their eating habits. The ketogenic diet is almost never prescribed to adults, who generally make their own food choices and often have difficulty complying with the diet's strict guidelines.---In 2002, Johns Hopkins researchers began testing a modified version of the Atkins diet in children with epilepsy. The modified diet shares the high-fat focus of the ketogenic diet, prompting the body to generate ketones. However, it allows more carbohydrates and protein, doesn't limit fluids and calories, and has no fasting period. When studies showed that the new diet prevented or curtailed seizures in children, the researchers began testing it for efficacy and ease of use in adults.---Reporting on the results in the February issue of Epilepsia, Eric H. Kossoff, M.D., an assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said 30 adults with epilepsy, ages 18 to 53 years, who had tried at least two anticonvulsant drugs without success and had an average of 10 seizures per week, were placed on the modified Atkins diet. All patients were seen for free in the Johns Hopkins General Clinical Research Center.----The regimen restricted them to 15 grams of carbohydrates a day. "That's a few strawberries, some vegetables, or a bit of bread," says Kossoff. The diet offers most of its calories from fat-eggs, meats, oils and heavy cream-with as much protein and no-carb beverages as patients want.---Each day, patients kept diaries of what they ate and how many seizures they had. The researchers evaluated how each patient was doing at one, three and six months after starting the diet.----Results showed that about half the patients had experienced a 50 percent reduction in the frequency of their seizures by the first clinic visit. About a third of the patients halved the frequency of seizures by three months. Side effects linked with the diet, such as a rise in cholesterol or triglycerides, were mild. A third of the patients dropped out by the third month, unable to comply with the restrictions.---Fourteen patients who stuck with the diet until the six-month mark chose to continue, even after the study ended-a testament to how effective the diet worked to treat their epilepsy, Kossoff notes.---Though the modified Atkins diet won't be a good fit for all patients, says Kossoff, "it opens up another therapeutic option for adults trying to decide between medication, surgery and electrical stimulation to treat intractable seizures." A second study to examine the diet's effects on adults with intractable seizures is under way.---Other researchers who contributed to the study include Hannah Rowley, R.D., and Eileen P.G. Vining, M.D., both of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Saurabh R. Sinha, M.D., of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.---Story Source:--Adapted from materials provided by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

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Diet May Eliminate Spasms For Infants With Epilepsy

ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2008) — Infantile spasms are a severe and potentially devastating epilepsy condition affecting children aged typically 4-8 months. In a new study appearing in Epilepsia, researchers have found that the ketogenic diet, a high fat, low carbohydrate diet more traditionally used for intractable childhood epilepsy, is an effective treatment for this condition before using drugs.---The study is the first description of the ketogenic diet as a first-line therapy for infantile spasms.---ACTH and vigabatrin, medications that are the commonly-used first treatments worldwide, can have potentially-serious side effects such as hypertension, gastric ulceration, cortical atrophy, and visual field constriction. ACTH, though it is effective in 60-70 percent of cases, also costs more than $80,000 for a one-month supply and vigabatrin is not currently available in the U.S. Both drugs have about a 30-40 percent recurrence rate of spasms as well. Other therapies are not yet proven.---"We decided to review our experience at Johns Hopkins using the ketogenic diet to treat infantile spasms before medications were tried and compare this to our use of ACTH over the same time period," says Eric Kossoff, M.D, a pediatric neurologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and lead author of the study. "We knew that the ketogenic diet worked well for difficult-to-control infantile spasms, so we thought it would also be effective earlier."----If the diet stopped the spasms, infants were kept on it for usually 6 months. The diet worked in 8-of-13 infants within approximately one week. Only 1-of-8 had recurring spasms, and that infant was controlled again with the addition of topiramate to the diet. Side effects were fewer than ACTH in this series and the recurrence rate was also lower with the diet. In the 5 patients in which the diet did not work, ACTH was started immediately; it worked quickly in 4 of the 5 infants. ACTH did lead to a normal EEG quicker, but long-term developmental outcomes were identical.---As a result of the findings, the ketogenic diet is now one of the typically-offered first-line therapies for new-onset infantile spasms at Johns Hopkins. Other hospitals are beginning to use the ketogenic diet similarly. The researchers hope this novel use of the ketogenic diet may be the first step in finding another treatment to control new-onset infantile spasms.---Story Source:--Adapted from materials provided by Wiley-Blackwell, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS

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Daily Potassium Citrate Wards Off Kidney Stones In Seizure Patients On High-Fat Diet

ScienceDaily (July 27, 2009)Children on the high-fat ketogenic diet to control epileptic seizures can prevent the excruciatingly painful kidney stones that the diet can sometimes cause if they take a daily supplement of potassium citrate the day they start the diet, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center.---"We can confidently say this is a safe and powerful way to prevent kidney stones, and it should become part of standard therapy in all ketogenic dieters, not just those who already show elevated urine calcium levels," says senior investigator Eric Kossoff, M.D., a pediatric neurologist at Hopkins Children's. "If you wait, it might be too late."---The ketogenic diet, believed to work by initiating biochemical changes that eliminate seizure-triggering short circuits in the brain's signaling system, is given to many children whose seizures do not respond to medications. But the diet, which consists of high-fat foods with very few carbohydrates, causes a buildup of calcium in the urine and the formation of kidney stones in about 6 percent of those on it.---Hopkins Children's adopted the preventive treatment with potassium citrate two years ago, and doctors now believe this one major side effect of the diet is a thing of the past, allowing more children to remain on the diet for longer.---Potassium citrate taken twice daily, either as powder sprinkled on food or dissolved in water, is believed to inhibit stone formation.---In their study of 301 children treated for epilepsy with the ketogenic diet at Hopkins Children's the researchers found that those who got potassium citrate twice daily were seven times less likely to develop kidney stones — one of 106 (0.9 percent) developed a kidney stone compared to 13 out of 195 (6.7 percent) who were given potassium citrate only after testing positive for elevated levels of blood calcium. Most children received one 30-milliequivalent packet (about 1, 170 milligrams or 0.04 ounces) of potassium citrate twice daily.---Although rarely serious, kidney stones can cause significant pain, along with kidney and urinary tract infections, and may require surgery.---The research was funded in part by the NIH and the Carson Harris Foundation.--A report on the work is published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Co-investigators include: Melanie McNally, B.S.; Paula Pyzik, B.S.; James Rubenstein, M.D.; Rana Hamdy, M.D. M.P.H.--Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS

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High-Fat Ketogenic Diet Effectively Treats Persistent Childhood Seizures, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (May 18, 2010) The high-fat ketogenic diet can dramatically reduce or completely eliminate debilitating seizures in most children with infantile spasms, whose seizures persist despite medication, according to a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study published online April 30 in the journal Epilepsia.---Infantile spasms, also called West syndrome, is a stubborn form of epilepsy that often does not get better with antiseizure drugs. Because poorly controlled infantile spasms may cause brain damage, the Hopkins team's findings suggest the diet should be started at the earliest sign that medications aren't working.--"Stopping or reducing the number of seizures can go a long way toward preserving neurological function, and the ketogenic diet should be our immediate next line of defense in children with persistent infantile spasms who don't improve with medication," says senior investigator Eric Kossoff, M.D., a pediatric neurologist and director of the ketogenic diet program at Hopkins Children's.---The ketogenic diet, made up of high-fat foods and few carbohydrates, works by triggering biochemical changes that eliminate seizure-causing short circuits in the brain's signaling system. It has been used successfully in several forms of epilepsy.---A small 2002 study by the same Hopkins team showed the diet worked well in a handful of children with infantile spasms. The new study is the largest analysis thus far showing just how effective the diet can be in children with this condition.---Of the 104 children treated by the Hopkins team, nearly 40 percent, or 38 children, became seizure-free for at least six months after being on the diet for anywhere from just a few days to 20 months. Of the 38, 30 have remained so without a relapse for at least two years.---After three months on the diet, one-third of the children had 90 percent fewer seizures, and after nine months on the diet, nearly half of the children in the study had 90 percent fewer seizures. Nearly two-thirds had half as many seizures after six months on the diet.---Nearly two-thirds of the children experienced improvement in their neurological and cognitive development, and nearly 30 percent were weaned off antiseizure medications after starting the diet.---Most of the children continued taking their medication even after starting the diet, the researchers say, because the two are not mutually exclusive and can often work in synergy.---Researchers also used the diet as first-line therapy in18 newly diagnosed infants never treated with drugs, 10 of whom became seizure free within two weeks of starting the diet. The finding suggests that, at least in some children, the diet may work well as first-line therapy, but the researchers say they need further and larger studies to help them identify patients for whom the diet is best used before medications. Hopkins Children's neurologists are actively using the ketogenic diet as first-line treatment in children with infantile spasms with promising results.---Side effects, including constipation, heartburn, diarrhea and temporary spikes in cholesterol levels, occurred in one-third of the children, with six percent of them experiencing diminished growth.---Despite these side effects, a recent study by Kossoff and his team showed that the ketogenic diet is safe long term.---Conflict of interest disclosure: Dr. Kossoff has received grant support from Nutricia Inc., for unrelated research. The terms of these arrangements are being managed by the Johns Hopkins University in accordance with its conflict-of-interest policies.----The research was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.---Co-investigators include Amanda Hong, Zahava Turner and Rana Hamdy, all of Hopkins.---Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.---Journal Reference: Amanda M. Hong, Zahava Turner, Rana F. Hamdy, Eric H. Kossoff. Infantile spasms treated with the ketogenic diet: Prospective single-center experience in 104 consecutive infants. Epilepsia, 2010; DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2010.02586.x

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Recipe Combo For Taurine/Potassium/ Magnesium---

Take 1 gram of Taurine with 1 gram of potassium and magnesium so this can be incorporated more readily into the cells and into the heart where it can regulate blood flow and pressure the Taurine as well regulates bile out of the liver allowing for better utilization of the fats  and to not allow gall stones

 

Recipe Combo for a Ketogenic Smoothie

Take Coconut Milk poor into a blender add 1 ounce of peanut oil

Add  avocado ( whole and peeled) add whey protein powder ( 25 grams or 2 tablespoons) sweeten with either vanilla or honey or maple syrup--Add xanthium gum ( 1 tablespoon ) add water add coconut cream 1 tablespoon

Blend till fused ---chill and consume

 

 

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Show of the Week May 28 2010

 

Work exposure to soy tied to asthma symptoms

Pesticide Exposure May Contribute to ADHD, Study Finds

Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children---Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say

Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

Recipe On C + NAC—And Garlic +Green Tea +Vitamin C + Bioflavonoid

 

Work exposure to soy tied to asthma symptoms--

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Allergic reactions to soy may be a cause of asthma symptoms in some workers at soy processing plants, a new ---study suggests.---Soy is among the most common sources of food allergies, and some studies have found that people who work in soy processing have higher-than-average rates of respiratory symptoms such as wheezing.---Those findings raised the question of whether breathing in soy "dust" may lead to airway inflammation and asthma in some workers.----For the new study, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assessed employees at a Tennessee soy processing plant, at the request of workers who believed that their respiratory symptoms were related to workplace exposures.---They found that the 281 workers they interviewed had higher-than-average rates of wheezing and current, doctor-diagnosed asthma. Nine percent had asthma -- 70 percent higher than the rate among U.S. adults, based on a national health survey from the early 1990s. In addition, 29 percent had suffered bouts of wheezing in the past year, double the prevalence among U.S. adults.----Blood tests further showed that the workers were more likely to have immune system antibodies against soy, when compared against 50 healthcare workers used for a "control" group.---Twenty-one percent had IgE antibodies against soy, versus 4 percent of the control group; IgE antibodies are involved in triggering allergic reactions. Employees with IgE antibodies against soy were three times more likely than their co-workers to have asthma or asthma-like symptoms.---The findings are the first to show an association between soy allergy and asthma symptoms among soy workers, according to lead researcher Dr. Kristin J. Cummings, of the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.----They suggest that such allergies are responsible for at least some workers' asthma, she said in an interview.---The plant her team studied was responsible for taking crushed soy "flakes" and further processing them into soy powder products. Cummings said she and her colleagues believe that airborne soy dust was responsible for some workers' allergy development and respiratory symptoms.---"We recommend reducing workers' exposure through engineering changes, better ventilation and respiratory protection," Cummings said.---She also suggested that soy workers who think they have respiratory problems related to their job discuss it with their doctors.---Cummings noted that not all workers with asthma and asthma-like symptoms had antibodies to soy. But that, she said, does not mean that their problems are unrelated to their jobs. Other workplace exposures -- to mold, for example, or high levels of dust in general -- may contribute to asthma in some people.---SOURCE: http://erj.ersjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/09031936.00151109v1European Respiratory Journal, online April 22, 2010.

 

Pesticide Exposure May Contribute to ADHD, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (May 17, 2010) — A team of scientists from the University of Montreal and Harvard University has discovered that exposure to organophosphate pesticides may be associated with increased risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.---Published in the journal Pediatrics, the investigation found a connection between exposure pesticides and the presence of symptoms of ADHD. The study focused on 1,139 children from the general U.S. population and measured pesticide levels in their urine.---The authors conclude that exposure to organophosphate pesticides, at levels common among U.S. children, may contribute to a diagnosis of ADHD.---"Previous studies have shown that exposure to some organophosphate compounds cause hyperactivity and cognitive deficits in animals," says lead author Maryse F. Bouchard of the University of Montreal Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center. "Our study found that exposure to organophosphates in developing children might have effects on neural systems and could contribute to ADHD behaviors, such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity."--This study was supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.--The study was authored by Maryse F. Bouchard of the University of Montreal and Harvard University, David C. Bellinger, Robert O. Wright, and Marc G. Weisskopf of Harvard University.--Email or share this story:--Story Source:--Adapted from materials provided by University of Montreal, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.--Journal Reference:--Maryse F. Bouchard, David C. Bellinger, Robert O. Wright, and Marc G. Weisskopf. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Urinary Metabolites of Organophosphate Pesticides. Pediatrics, 2010; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2009-3058

 

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Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children---Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say


MONDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) --
New research suggests that exposure to high levels of organophosphate pesticides, commonly found on berries, celery and other produce, could raise the odds for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.---At this point, though, there is no evidence that pesticide exposure can actually cause ADHD, stated the authors of a paper appearing in the June issue of pediatrics. Certainly parents and children shouldn't swear off fruits and veggies, said study lead author Maryse Bouchard, an adjunct researcher in the department of environmental and occupational health at the University of Montreal and at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre. However, "I think it's safe to say that we should as much as possible reduce our exposure to pesticides," she said.--That would meaning going organic, buying at farmers' markets and washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consuming them, she said. --"I always encourage my families to embrace healthy lifestyles in general," agreed Dr. Nakia Scott, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a child psychiatrist with Lone Star Circle of Care. "I think it's much more important that they're eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains instead of sodas and fast foods and I'm not saying that they're not going to eat any produce because it might contain pesticides."---Previous research has shown an association between both prenatal and postnatal organophosphate exposure and developmental problems in young children. ---But most prior studies have focused on excessive rather than average exposure to organophosphates. ---"Organophosphates are one of the most widely used pesticides in agriculture to protect crops and fruits and vegetables," Bouchard noted. "For children, the major source of exposure would be the diet -- fruits and vegetables in particular."---In their study, Bouchard and her colleagues analyzed data on pesticide exposure and ADHD in more than 1,100 American children aged 8 to 15. ---Children with higher pesticide levels in their urine were more likely to have ADHD, the team found.---"The analysis showed that the higher the level of exposure [as measured by metabolites in the urine], the higher the odds of having ADHD," Bouchard added. ---Just how might pesticides harm brain development? According to the authors, high doses of organophosphates may inhibit acetylcholinesterase, a nervous system enzyme. Lower doses of the pesticide may affect different growth factors and neurotransmitters.--The findings, if replicated, may provide another clue into the causes of ADHD, a condition which affects three to seven percent of school-aged children, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ---"We do have a fair amount of evidence about other causes of ADHD," Scott said. "We know that ADHD is a highly heritable disorder. At least one-third of fathers who have had ADHD in their youth have a child with ADHD."---"There are also prenatal risks such as tobacco exposure and alcohol exposure," she added. "There's also a possibility that children who are exposed to high levels of lead prior to the age of six may develop ADHD."--- SOURCES: Maryse Bouchard, Ph.D., adjunct researcher, department of environmental and occupational health, University of Montreal and Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre, Canada; Nakia Scott, M.D., clinical assistant professor, psychiatry and behavioral science, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, and child psychiatrist, Lone Star Circle of Care, College Station, Texas; June 2010 Pediatrics

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Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter.---Eating unprocessed beef, pork or lamb appeared not to raise risks of heart attacks and diabetes, they said, suggesting that salt and chemical preservatives may be the real cause of these two health problems associated with eating meat.---The study, an analysis of other research called a meta-analysis, did not look at high blood pressure or cancer, which are also linked with high meat consumption.---"To lower risk of heart attacks and diabetes, people should consider which types of meats they are eating," said Renata Micha of the Harvard School of Public Health, whose study appears in the journal Circulation.---"Processed meats such as bacon, salami, sausages, hot dogs and processed deli meats may be the most important to avoid," Micha said in a statement.---Based on her findings, she said people who eat one serving per week or less of processed meats have less of a risk.---The American Meat Institute objected to the findings, saying it was only one study and that it stands in contrast to other studies and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.---"At best, this hypothesis merits further study. It is certainly no reason for dietary changes," James Hodges, president of the American Meat Institute, said in a statement.---Most dietary guidelines recommend eating less meat. Individual studies looking at relationships between eating meat and cardiovascular diseases and diabetes have had mixed results.---But studies rarely look for differences in risk between processed and unprocessed red meats, Micha said.---She and colleagues did a systematic review of nearly 1,600 studies from around the world looking for evidence of a link between eating processed and unprocessed red meat and the risk of heart disease and diabetes.---They defined processed meat as any meat preserved by smoking, curing or salting, or with the addition of chemical preservatives. Meats in this category included bacon, salami, sausages, hot dogs or processed deli or luncheon meats.---Unprocessed red meat included beef, lamb or pork but not poultry.They found that on average, each 1.8 oz (50 grams) daily serving of processed meat a day -- one to two slices of deli meats or one hot dog -- was associated with a 42 percent higher risk of heart disease and a 19 percent higher risk of developing diabetes.--They found no higher heart or diabetes risk in people who ate only unprocessed red meats.--The team adjusted for a number of factors, including how much meat people ate. They said lifestyle factors were similar between those who ate processed and unprocessed meats.

"When we looked at average nutrients in unprocessed red and processed meats eaten in the United States, we found that they contained similar average amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol," Micha said.---"In contrast, processed meats contained, on average, four times more sodium and 50 percent more nitrate preservatives," Micha added.---Last month, the Institute of Medicine urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate the amount of salt added to foods to help Americans cut their high sodium intake.---The FDA has not yet said whether it will regulate salt in foods, but it is looking at the issue.

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Recipe On C + NAC—And Garlic +Green Tea +Vitamin C + Bioflavonoid

FTake 2000 mgs ( 2 grams of Vitamin C ) and  NAC 1 gram ( 1,000 mgs of N- acetyl-Cysteine )  before drinking or smoking or in consuming meats treated with Sodium Nitrite or Sodium Nitrate –this will bind and remove the toxic elements in the consumption of these carcinogenic materials being exposed to the body

FYou can as well Use Garlic + Vinegar + Green Tea + the Bioflavonoids of the whites of citrus fruits ---You will add 6-8 cloves of garlic -1 tsp of green tea—4-5 slices of the bioflavonoid ( or about 1 oz ) and 1 cup of vinegar---put all in blender and allow to blend for a good 10 minutes at high speed bottle in glass  ( strain if you like )

These both will chelate out of you a lot of the toxic chemicals and protect the stomach and respiratory system as well as liver from harmful Carcinogens

 

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Caffeine May Slow Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Restore Cognitive Function

Cup Of Coffee A Day Could Help Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests

Coffee Drinking Protects Against An Eyelid Spasm

Recipe for Coffee syrup

Muscle Loss in Elderly Linked to Blood Vessels' Failure to Dilate

 

Caffeine May Slow Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Restore Cognitive Function, According to New Evidence

Coffee with caffeine. Caffeine may be protective against the cognitive decline seen in dementia and Alzheimer's disease. ---ScienceDaily (May 18, 2010) — Although caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug worldwide, its potential beneficial effect for maintenance of proper brain functioning has only recently begun to be adequately appreciated. Substantial evidence from epidemiological studies and fundamental research in animal models suggests that caffeine may be protective against the cognitive decline seen in dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD).---A special supplement to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, "Therapeutic Opportunities for Caffeine in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases," sheds new light on this topic and presents key findings.Guest editors Alexandre de Mendonça, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Rodrigo A. Cunha, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology of Coimbra and Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal, have assembled a group of international experts to explore the effects of caffeine on the brain. The resulting collection of original studies conveys multiple perspectives on topics ranging from molecular targets of caffeine, neurophysiological modifications and adaptations, to the potential mechanisms underlying the behavioral and neuroprotective actions of caffeine in distinct brain pathologies.---"Epidemiological studies first revealed an inverse association between the chronic consumption of caffeine and the incidence of Parkinson's disease," according to Mendonça and Cunha. "This was paralleled by animal studies of Parkinson's disease showing that caffeine prevented motor deficits as well as neurodegeneration "Later a few epidemiological studies showed that the consumption of moderate amounts of caffeine was inversely associated with the cognitive decline associated with aging as well as the incidence of Alzheimer's disease. Again, this was paralleled by animal studies showing that chronic caffeine administration prevented memory deterioration and neurodegeneration in animal models of aging and of Alzheimer's disease."--Key findings presented in "Therapeutic Opportunities for Caffeine in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases":

Mendonça and Cunha also observe that "the daily follow-up of patients with AD has taught us that improvement of daily living may be a more significant indicator of amelioration than slight improvements in objective measures of memory performance. One of the most prevalent complications of AD is depression of mood, and the recent observations that caffeine might be a mood normalizer are of particular interest."---The supplement was funded by the Associaçăo Industrial e Comercial do Café, while leaving full scientific independence to all contributors. The entire issue has been made available on a no-fee basis at http://iospress.metapress.com/content/t13614762731/.---Story Source:--Adapted from materials provided by IOS Press, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS

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Cup Of Coffee A Day Could Help Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Apr. 3, 2008) — A daily dose of caffeine blocks the disruptive effects of high cholesterol that scientists have linked to Alzheimer's disease. A study in the open access publication, Journal of Neuroinflammation revealed that caffeine equivalent to just one cup of coffee a day could protect the blood-brain barrier (BBB) from damage that occurred with a high-fat diet.----The BBB protects the central nervous system from the rest of the body's circulation, providing the brain with its own regulated microenvironment. Previous studies have shown that high levels of cholesterol break down the BBB which can then no longer protect the central nervous system from the damage caused by blood borne contamination[U1] . BBB leakage occurs in a variety of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.---In this study, researchers from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences gave rabbits 3 mg caffeine each day -- the equivalent of a daily cup of coffee for an average-sized person. The rabbits were fed a cholesterol-enriched diet during this time.---After 12 weeks a number of laboratory tests showed that the BBB was significantly more intact in rabbits receiving a daily dose of caffeine.---"Caffeine appears to block several of the disruptive effects of cholesterol that make the blood-brain barrier leaky," says Jonathan Geiger, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. "High levels of cholesterol are a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, perhaps by compromising the protective nature of the blood-brain barrier. For the first time we have shown that chronic ingestion of caffeine protects the BBB from cholesterol-induced leakage."---Caffeine appears to protect BBB breakdown by maintaining the expression levels of tight junction proteins. These proteins bind the cells of the BBB tightly to each other to stop unwanted molecules crossing into the central nervous system.---The findings confirm and extend results from other studies showing that caffeine intake protects against memory loss in aging and in Alzheimer's disease.---"Caffeine is a safe and readily available drug and its ability to stabilise the blood-brain barrier means it could have an important part to play in therapies against neurological disorders," says Geiger.Journal reference: Caffeine blocks disruption of blood brain barrier in a rabbit model of Alzheimer's disease Xuesong Chen, Jeremy W. Gawryluk, John F. Wagener, Othman Ghribi and Jonathan D. Geiger Journal of Neuroinflammation (in press)---Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by BioMed Central/Journal of Neuroinflammation

 

 

 

Coffee Drinking Protects Against An Eyelid Spasm

ScienceDaily (June 22, 2007)People who drink coffee are less likely to develop an involuntary eye spasm called primary late onset blepharospasm, which makes them blink uncontrollably and can leave them effectively 'blind', according to a new study. ---The effect was proportional to the amount of coffee drank and one to two cups per day were needed for the protective effect to be seen. The age of onset of the spasm was also found to be later in patient who drank more coffee -- 1.7 years for each additional cup per day.---Previous studies have suggested that smoking protects against development of blepharospasm, but this Italian study did not show a significant protective effect. ---Late onset blepharospasm is a dystonia in which the eyelid muscles contract uncontrollably; this starts as involuntary blinking but in extreme cases sufferers are rendered functionally blind despite normal vision because they are unable to prevent their eyes from clamping shut.----The study involved 166 patients with primary late onset blepharospasm, 228 patients with hemifacial spasm (a similar muscle spasm that usually begins in the eyelid muscles but then spreads to involve other muscles of the face) and 187 people who were relatives of patients. The second two groups acted as controls.--The participants were recruited through five hospitals in Italy and asked whether they had ever drank coffee or smoked and for how many years. They were also asked to estimate how many cups of coffee they drank and/or packs of cigarettes they smoked per day. The age of onset of muscle spasms was recorded for patients who experienced them and a reference age was calculated for each of the patients' relatives based on the duration of the spasms in the other group.---Regression analysis was used to observe the relationship between coffee drinking and smoking on the development of blepharospasm.---The authors say: 'Our findings raise doubt about the association of smoking and blepharospasm but strongly suggest coffee as a protective factor.' ---'The most obvious candidate for the protective effect is caffeine, but the low frequency of decaffeinated coffee intake in Italy prevented us from examining the effects of caffeine on blepharospasm. ---They suggest that caffeine blocks adenosine receptors as has been proposed for its mechanism in protecting against Parkinson's disease.----The authors estimate that people need to drink one to two cups of coffee per day for the protective effect to be seen. 'Considering that the caffeine content of a cup of Italian coffee (60--120 mg) is similar to the average content of a cup of American coffee (95--125 mg), the protective effect on the development of blepharospasm might be exerted at caffeine doses greater than 120--240 mg, comparable with the caffeine doses suggested to be protective in Parkinson's disease,' they say.---This research was published online ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.---Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by BMJ Specialty Journals,

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Recipe for Coffee syrup---take ˝ cup of instant coffee or grid down coffee bean of choice add to blender----add brandy 1 oz ( white wine or red or even a cognac will be good as well ) add 6 squares of lindt cocoa or Ľ powder of cocoa Add 4 drops of the essential oil of peppermint—add 1 cup of honey half a cup at a time ( you will start with half a cup and then allow to liquefy and fuse the components once it is starting to fuse smoothly then add the other half while blending and blend this for a good 8 minutes at high speed---This will create a coffee  syrup Then you can apply this as a flavouring agent in coffee or other beverages  You will gain the antioxidant impact from the coffee –cocoa—and the peppermint---you will definitely feel more alert and feel an increase in oxygen uptake—slight stimulation—increase stamina—antioxidant—increase mental clarity ( removes the foggy effect )

Caffeine in a Pill ---You can as well use a caffeine pill but if you do use B5 and Taurine or even glycine and magnesium with this to offset any side effect the caffeine pill may bring ( not everyone reacts to caffeine so this is just a precautionary tidbit ) In either case do not mix with anything pharmaceutical unless you are aware of the impact or are trying to increase uptake on specific nutrients or remedies

 

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Muscle Loss in Elderly Linked to Blood Vessels' Failure to Dilate

ScienceDaily (May 20, 2010) — Why do people become physically weaker as they age? And is there any way to slow, stop, or even reverse this process, breaking the link between increasing age and frailty?---In a paper published online May 19 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers present evidence that answers to both those questions can be found in the way the network of blood vessels that threads through muscles responds to the hormone insulin.---Normally, these tiny tubes are closed, but when a young person eats a meal and insulin is released into the bloodstream, they open wide to allow nutrients to reach muscle cells. In elderly people, however, insulin has no such "vasodilating" effect.---"We were unsure as to whether decreased vasodilation was just one of the side effects of aging or was one of the main causes of the reduction in muscle protein synthesis in elderly people, because when nutrients and insulin get into muscle fibers, they also turn on lots of intracellular signals linked to muscle growth," said UTMB's Dr. Elena Volpi, senior author of the paper. "This research really demonstrates that vasodilation is a necessary mechanism for insulin to stimulate muscle protein synthesis."---Volpi and her collaborators reached this conclusion after an experiment in which they infused an amount of insulin equivalent to that generated by the body in response to a single meal into the thigh muscles of two sets of young volunteers. One group had been given a drug that blocked vasodilation, while the other was allowed to respond normally. Measurements of muscle protein synthesis levels where made using chemical tracers, while biopsies yielded data on specific biochemical pathways linked to muscle growth.---"We found that by blocking vasodilation, we reproduced in young people the entire response that we see in older persons -- a blunting of muscle protein response and a lack of net muscle growth. In other words, from a muscle standpoint, we made young people look 50 years older," Volpi said.---Such results point the way to what could be a powerful new therapy for age-related frailty and the health and quality-of-life problems that come with it.---"Eventually, if we can improve muscle growth in response to feeding in old people by improving blood flow, then we're going to have a major tool to reduce muscle loss with aging, which by itself is associated with reduction in physical functioning and increased risk of disability," Volpi said.---Other authors of the paper were lead author and postdoctoral fellow Kyle Timmerman, medical student Jessica Lee, assistant professor Hans Dreyer, research scientist Shaheen Dhanani, graduate students Erin Glynn and Christopher Fry, assistant professor Micah Drummond, associate professor Melinda Sheffield Moore, and professor Blake Rasmussen. Specialized metabolic studies were conducted by the staff of the UTMB Clinical Research Center, part of the university's Institute for Translational Sciences. The National Institute on Aging, the UTMB Claude D. Pepper Center Older Americans Independence Center, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the UTMB Clinical Translational Sciences Award supported this study.--- Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

Journal Reference:

1.                    Kyle L. Timmerman, Jessica L. Lee, Hans C. Dreyer, Shaheen Dhanani, Erin L. Glynn, Christopher S. Fry, Micah J. Drummond, Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Blake B. Rasmussen, and Elena Volpi. Insulin Stimulates Human Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis via an Indirect Mechanism Involving Endothelial-Dependent Vasodilation and Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Complex 1 Signaling. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism,, May 19, 2010 DOI: 10.1210/jc.2009-2696

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 [U1]Studies Verified not so much the cholesterol but the periodixzed cholesterol which is what actually causes lipofuscion a congesting of the brain with fats that are broken down

 

 

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