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Drugs for healthy people?!

(NaturalNews) Big Pharma has been trending this direction for a long time: marketing medicines to people who don't need them and who have nothing wrong with their health. It's all part of a ploy to position prescription drugs as nutrients -- things you need to take on a regular basis in order to prevent disease.

The FDA recently gave its nod of approval on the matter, announcing that Crestor can now be advertised and prescribed as a "preventive" medicine. No longer does a patient need to have anything wrong with them to warrant this expensive prescription medication: They only need to remember the brand name of the drug from television ads.

This FDA approval for the marketing of Crestor to healthy people is a breakthrough for wealthy drug companies. Selling drugs only to people who are sick is, by definition, a limited market. Expanding drug revenues requires reaching people who have nothing wrong with them and convincing them that taking a cocktail of daily pharmaceuticals will somehow keep them healthy.

All this is, of course, the greatest quackery we've yet seen from Big Pharma, because once this floodgate of "preventive pharmaceuticals" is unleashed, the drug companies will be positioned to promote a bewildering array of other preventive chemicals you're supposed to take at the same time. Did you take your anti-cancer pill today? How about your anti-diabetes pill? Anti-cholesterol pill? Don't forget your anti-Alzheimer's pill, too.


Brain fitness and body fitness

(NaturalNews) We all share worries about brain decline, especially among the aging population. Scientists have long concluded that mental processing does slow with age. According to most studies, the human brain stops growing in its early 20s, after which it starts to contract. But studies show as we age it is never too late to begin a brain workout and that it can make a difference.

Brain plasticity or neuroplasticity, a familiar term among neuroscientists, is a concept that the brain is not static and will respond to new learning. A Mayo Clinic study of 487 healthy adults aged 65 and older demonstrated that with cognitive fitness training, older adults more than doubled their auditory processing speed (a 131% gain.) This translated to improved memory and attention.

A leading brain fitness company, part of a quickly growing industry, has developed brain workout software. The concept is based on neuroplasticity, the re-wiring of neural pathways, and neurogenesis, the lifelong production of new brain cells.

In the past two years, a team of scientists developed the workout software that can promote positive chemical, physical and functional changes in the brain. Dr. Michael Merzenich of the University of California San Francisco and his colleagues around the world have been leading this effort.

Does muscle strength affect cognitive fitness? The quotidian thought on this has been it was one or the other, brains or brawn. However, a fascinating report was published in the November 2009 edition of the Archives of Neurology by neurologist Dr. Patricia Boyle and her colleagues in Chicago. Researchers initially tested the strength of 970 men and women with normal memory and an average age of 80. Over a four year period they found those who ranked in the top 10% of muscle strength were less likely to experience cognitive loss. Dr. Boyle noted also that, overall, stronger people had less mental decline. She stated that good physical health is important for good brain function and emphasized the importance of staying physically active and keeping muscles strong.

On yet another note Richard Davidson and his neuroscience team at the University of Wisconsin scanned the brains of Tibetan monks to assess the effect of meditation on brain fitness. They found the experienced meditators had achieved increased activation in important areas of the brain that controlled attention and emotion. The monks were able to stay mentally in control and not react to external, distracting stimuli. Not only that but if they meditated with a deliberate goal such as compassion, it would saturate the whole mind and increase the likelihood of spontaneous acts of kindness to others.

Brain fitness is like physical fitness. Some is better than none, more is better than some, according to researcher, Dr. Henry Mahncke. He says, "Sustaining physical fitness, good nutrition, a vibrant social life, plus brain fitness will enable successful aging."

Your healthmate,
Deanna Dean

Boyle P., Buchman A. Wilson Ret al, Association of Muscle Strength With the Risk of Alzheimer Disease and the Rate of Cognitive Decline in Community-Dwelling Older Persons, Archives of Neurology, November 2009, Pp 1339-1344
Warren Davies, The Buddhist Brain, GenerallyThinking.com
Strength, brain power and shrinking through the ages
CBC News Online | Updated Aug. 5, 2006

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Aromotherapy at your home

(NaturalNews) When choosing natural essential oils to scent your home for the holidays, think of the smells that conjure your fondest memories of the season. Fresh Christmas trees, gingerbread, spiced cider, and candy canes may all be captured by spice, citrus, peppermint, and evergreen essential oils. You may also consider using biblical fragrances, including frankincense and myrrh, for a more meditative and reverent mood.


Cedarwood (Cedrus sp.), fir (Abiew alba), and pine (Pinus sp.) are reminiscent of wintery evergreen forests, Yule logs, and Christmas trees. Diffuse these in the home if you do not have a real Christmas tree but desire the fragrance. These oils are emotionally grounding, harmonizing, and elevating -- perfect for the holidays, especially when family gets together.


The citrus oils orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), and neroli (Citrus aurantium) have fresh and uplifting scents. They are used in aromatherapy to brighten the mood and reduce stress. Combine with spice oils (below) for aromas that are sure to warm your house on a cold winter day.


Holiday spices are stimulating and uplifting -- and are considered aphrodisiacs, as well. Cinnamon is a holiday favorite that is available in several varieties. Look for the species Cinnamomum zeylanicum. Oil from the bark or leaf is available; the leaf oil is far less expensive but still smells wonderful.

Clove bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) has a warm sweet scent that works well by itself or combined with other spice or citrus oils. Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) can also be used, but you may want to combine them with another spice or a citrus.

Frankincense and Myrrh

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha are two of the famous gifts offered to the Christ child by the Three Wise Men. Both are derived from small trees that produce resinous gum. The gum resins have been burned as incense since ancient times and are known to inspire the spirit and enhance meditation. Their essential oils can be used for the same purpose.


What is Christmas without candy canes? Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a sweet, cold, refreshing scent. The fumes of peppermint have the added benefit of clearing the sinuses, easing headaches, and boosting energy.


"Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art," Kathi Keville and Mindy Green, 2nd edition, 2009

The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy Global Online Research Archives

Acceptance is the key to change

(NaturalNews) Most are familiar with the Serenity Prayer of Alcoholics Anonymous, presumably written by Reinhold Niebuhr in the mid twentieth century. Shortly after the adoption of the Serenity Prayer, another important observation was brought to light. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross developed the understanding of the grief process in her work On Death and Dying toward the latter half of the century. Dr. Kubler-Ross spelled out the five stages which occur during the process of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. In fact, these stages occur during any change which is unwelcome. The person going through this process is already experiencing change. Acceptance is an integral part of this process.

No significant change takes place apart from Acceptance...

Upon consideration, one may think that it would be unhealthy to go around accepting everything. Indeed, some situations require change by definition. However, this judgment is based upon a misperception of Acceptance. The fact is, no significant, progressive change can take place without Acceptance. Any change that is forced, manipulated or otherwise conjured up in the absence of true Acceptance may only be partial and temporary, and often creates more Negativity. Positive change requires complete recognition of Truth and one`s necessary response in order to have complete effect.

Acceptance is not acquiescence; it goes hand in hand with Courage...

The reason Acceptance is a Virtue is because it requires daily application. If one reacts from the experiences of the past, he may be doomed to repeat its failures. If one attempts to force change, or becomes anxious regarding the future, Negative Energy will ensue. Acceptance takes life as it is right now. It does not resist consequences, outcomes or results from the past. However, it does acknowledge alterations that need to be made, ownership that needs to be taken.

Acceptance is more akin to facing Truth than it is to tolerating an unpleasant reality. It is Acceptance`s relationship with Truth that provides the necessary impetus for change. It is also this relationship which requires the virtue Courage in order to effect the necessary change.

For example, one who is in an abusive relationship must accept the truth that her life is possibly in danger. However, this is only one aspect of Truth. Another aspect of Truth may be the victim`s own contribution to her situation as the result of upbringing and a co-dependency on the abuser. The continued practice of Acceptance will lead to Serenity. One will soon realize that the art of living is not so much about figuring out what to do as it is in accepting life's situations and one's own resources and in embracing Courage in order to move forward.

Absence of Acceptance creates complexity and anxiety...

Change that is produced by force or manipulation and is based on deception or misperception will produce negative results. Many of the technological advances we have made are now producing negative consequences. Our foods no longer have the necessary nutrients we need to remain healthy. Children do not spend enough time outside and consequently have a deficit in vitamin D resulting in obesity, depression and a host of other illnesses. Unwillingness to embrace simplicity opens the door to Negativity.

More often than not, the solution to our problems is to apply Acceptance and embrace the simple, complete Truth. Wisdom often comes once Acceptance has been fully embraced. It is then that Courage may be needed to address the obvious.

The Serenity Prayer
Elizabeth Kubler Ross Foundation
Acceptance, the Virtue

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Earth's North magnetic pole shifting towards Siberia

Earth's north magnetic pole racing towards Russia due to core flux
Dec 25 11:10 AM

So, the pole shift theory was true after all.

Washington, December 25 (ANI): A new research has determined that Earth's north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet's core.

The core is too deep for scientists to directly detect its magnetic field. But researchers can infer the field's movements by tracking how Earth's magnetic field has been changing at the surface and in space. ow, according to a report in National Geographic News, newly analyzed data suggest that there's a region of rapidly changing magnetism on the core's surface, possibly being created by a mysterious "plume" of magnetism arising from deeper in the core.

"It's this region that could be pulling the magnetic pole away from its long-time location in northern Canada," said Arnaud Chulliat, a geophysicist at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in France.

Magnetic north, which is the place where compass needles actually point, is near but not exactly in the same place as the geographic North Pole.

Right now, magnetic north is close to Canada's Ellesmere Island.

Navigators have used magnetic north for centuries to orient themselves when they are far from recognizable landmarks.

Although global positioning systems have largely replaced such traditional techniques, many people still find compasses useful for getting around underwater and underground where GPS satellites can't communicate.

The magnetic north pole had moved little from the time scientists first located it in 1831.

Then in 1904, the pole began shifting northeastward at a steady pace of about 9 miles (15 kilometers) a year.

In 1989 it sped up again, and in 2007 scientists confirmed that the pole is now galloping toward Siberia at 34 to 37 miles (55 to 60 kilometers) a year.

A rapidly shifting magnetic pole means that magnetic-field maps need to be updated more often to allow compass users to make the crucial adjustment from magnetic north to true North.

Geologists think Earth has a magnetic field because the core is made up of a solid iron center surrounded by rapidly spinning liquid rock.

This creates a "dynamo" that drives our magnetic field. cientists had long suspected that, since the molten core is constantly moving, changes in its magnetism might be affecting the surface location of magnetic north.

Although the new research seems to back up this idea, Chulliat is skeptical whether magnetic north will eventually cross into Russia.

"It's too difficult to forecast," Chulliat said. (ANI)


Vaccines and their deadfull "help"

Vaccines Are One Big Experiment Causing
Hundreds of Diseases In The Modern World

Tuesday, 22 December 2009 01:31

How is it that the mainstream media and international governments continue to ignore decades of evidence on the deadly effects of vaccines? It seems almost inconceivable that the issue is still under debate. This perpetual fraud of disease prevention is causing hundreds of diseases which further pharmaceutical agendas. It is time to face the facts, stand up for humanity and boycott all vaccines worldwide today!

How much longer will people shrug off serious warnings from vaccine researchers, neuroscientists and medical specialists around the world? It is now proven that we are all being harmed by vaccination programs. The entire vaccine industry, as it turns out, has been one big experiment. There is NOT ONE long-term scientific study to validate the safety or effectiveness of vaccines in humans. There are absolutely NO "within subject design studies" that justify the immunization positions of national and international public health agencies.

It seems that this is not a concern for the medical community. They simply carry on with their poisonous injections without any regard for human health, especially children. For an industry that prides itself on scientific observations, their ignorance is not only irresponsible, it's criminal.

Science is only a man made truth-seeking tool. It is fallible. It is a statistical, probabilistic mathematical model. It has limitations. Wielded for profit - truth can become lost.

Scientific methods, design, and analyses can just as soon hide the truth as they can discover truth, or create 'truth" de-novo.

Science cannot replace the tools of common sense and observation we all have. You do not need statistical probabilistic mathematical models, wielded by experts, to deny what you can see with your very own eyes. We can observe scientific conclusions, but we must realize that empirical observations can effectively expose the reality of vaccines.

The truth is frightening, disheartening, alarming, and now self-evident.

ALL vaccines are causing immediate and delayed, acute and chronic, increasing and decreasing, impairments to blood flow, throughout the brain and body. This IS causing us all to become chronically ill, sick, and brain damaged along a continuum of other symptoms, some of which are clinically silent until death. Vaccines are causing ischemic "strokes". Since the damages are microscopic, we cannot see them as they occur. However, we can now see the neurological aftermath of these damages - within hours and days of vaccination - all vaccinations.

There is a direct and statistical correlation between the diseases that affect a given population (in developed nations) and the frequency of vaccines administered. That being said, there is an excellent probability that hundreds of diseases in the modern world are simply a by-product of the harmful effects of vaccines.

What is MASS?

MASS is an acronym for many chronic illnesses and diseases that impair blood flow - "Moulden Anoxia Spectrum Syndromes." One-size-fits-all global vaccination schemes have created MASS disorders on mass scales. MASS disorders, from infectious diseases to vaccinations, have a common sequence of injuries which includes impaired blood flow, oxygenation, blood carrying capacity, and non-specific immune hyper-stimulation.

In essence, we are creating disease and chronic illness by an over-zealous activation of a natural set of healing mechanisms in human physiology - a component phase of the MASS physiological response.

Remarkably, it is not so much the specific "germs and toxins" that are causing death and disease. It is the response of the body and blood to foreign substances entering the blood and tissues that causes pathology.

The cellular and tissue damages are additive with each exposure. Once the blood vessels are damaged, to a critical point, the pathological process can take on a self-perpetuating life of its own - from infants to teenagers to adults, to companion pets alike.

When microscopic end blood vessels are destroyed (closed off), as blood flow diminishes and starts to "sludge", this impairs healing, cellular functioning, and promotes build-up of toxins, heavy metals, and pathogens in circumscribed tissue areas.

Repeat vaccination, by its effects on the non-specific immune system, is like dumping the triggers which call for the repetitive congestion of vascular areas, impaired blood flow, lack of oxygen, glucose and nutrients to the affected tissue areas. Without oxygen or nutrients, the cells lining the walls of capillaries self-cauterize (clamp shut). This is a healing mechanism that must be instituted in order to prevent leakage of plasma and or blood into tissues.

When MASS impairs blood flow and oxygenation to the tiny blood vessels in the eye, we sometimes see "retinal hemorrhages." When MASS occurs in the brain, we call it intracerebral bleeding. When MASS occurs to the bones, we call it brittle bones. Collectively, we label this "shaken baby syndrome."

When the blood sludging MASS process happens to brainstem areas controlling automatic respiration, the central drive for respiration is lost. We call this sudden infant death or sudden death.

When MASS happens to the descending motor tracts in the brain, we call this paralysis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, infantile paralysis, seizures, encephalopathy.

When MASS happens to internal organs or connective tissue, we call it colitis, irritable bowel, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post-concussion syndrome, a psychiatric disorder.

When MASS happens in infants, and children, we call it autism-spectrum disorders, specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, Aspergers syndrome, global developmental delay, and some childhood cancers. Sometimes MASS causes or compounds cerebral palsy - both conditions result from impaired oxygenation and blood flow to the brain.

Sometimes we call MASS "Kawasaki" syndrome, "Moyamoya", 'aseptic meningitis", "encephalopathy", "Meningitis", hypsarrythmia, infantile spasms, West syndrome, or febrile seizures. It is all simply MASS ischemia.

Autism and schizophrenia are the same ailment, in physiology, albeit the triggering pathways for schizophrenia (loss of immunological tolerance) has a different trajectory than acquired autism-spectrum disorders. Nonetheless, a similar mechanism is at work for both ailments - MASS ischemia from derailed blood flow.

When MASS happens in teen girls after Gardasil vaccination, it creates death, disease, illness, clouded thinking, and paralysis. Remarkably, the Gardasil shots are simply completing the silent ischemic vascular damages, to body and brain that were caused from each childhood vaccination the girl received. Sudden death is due to loss of central drive for respiration in the same manner that vaccinations are causing many cases of sudden infant death. Sometimes seizures may also occur. The course can be waxing and waning. All vaccines are causing these problems - silently, in an additive manner over each vaccination, for all of us. No one is spared.

When MASS happens in military and armed services personnel, this causes "Gulf war Syndrome."

When MASS happens to schizophrenia patients being treated with powerful psychotropic drugs that de-rail white blood cell functions, sudden "unexplained" death can occur by the same MASS sudden death sequence that vaccinations sometimes induce in infants and teen girls.

When MASS happens in the elderly, it causes a slow, step-wise deterioration in cognitive functions - we call this dementia. This is slow strangulation of brain tissue from ischemia at the microscopic level.

No oxygen to electrically active cells causes depolarization. In the heart, ischemia causes arrhythmia - a seizure to the heart. In the brain, ischemia causes seizures - arrhythmia to the brain. Seizures are a symptom of impaired blood flow and oxygenation just like vaccine induced autism-spectrum is a symptom of the same process.

You can have autism without seizures. You can have seizures without autism. You can have brain damages with or without autism or seizures. This is all ischemia - immediate and delayed, from instability of blood flow dynamics.

We are all having ischemic microvascular strokes - silently. Some of these damages are called "bulbar palsies" and they are the exact same damages we saw from wild polio exposure as we now see from vaccinations. Remarkably, no one ever told you that wild polio and other infectious diseases, were inducing the body to cause ischemic strokes to the brain. Vaccinations induce the same process - albeit in an attenuated and chronic form.

Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes mellitus is a MASS disorder, as is Parkinson Disease, Tourette's syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and several other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Aphasia and loss of expressive speech functions with vaccinations is called "isolation of speech syndrome" or "transcortical motor aphasia." This is caused by ischemia to end blood vessel watershed vascular territories in the brain - period.

Silent MASS ischemic strokes is how the body caused paralysis and respiratory failure from wild polio virus exposure. This is how death occurred from Smallpox. This is how swine flu vaccine caused paralysis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. This is how thalidomide caused infants to be born with no arms and legs. This is how a series of anthrax vaccines causes military veterans to give birth to children with no arms and legs 18 months after receiving the vaccine series. This is how Vioxx caused heart attack and stroke. This is how pre-natal German measles caused autism-spectrum and organ damages. This is how a systemic drop in maternal blood pressure, during gestation, causes Mobius syndrome (and autism-spectrum). This is how repeat vaccination is causing dementia.

MASS is how vaccinations are causing a multitude of chronic illnesses and disease. It is not the germs causing this problem. It is the response of the body to de-railed and unbalanced immune challenges.

Solutions without Vaccines

There is a better way to prevent disease. Vaccination only masks the cause of disease, it does nothing to address the core problem in physiology - the non-specific MASS response and colloidal stability of blood flow dynamics. There are alternative solutions to controlling infectious diseases in populations that do not require injecting foreign substances into your body.

Simple solutions are very effective. Besides an abundance of immunity enhancers, if you use the power of nature and expose your body to greater amounts of sunlight, eat a variety of leafy greens and organic fruits/vegetables, invest at least 20-30 minutes per day exercising, and adopt a nutritional regimen of clean unprocessed foods, vitamins, minerals, superfoods and herbs, not only will this advance your health, you may never get sick again!

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Silicone based chemical in Pizza Hut Cheese

Pizza Hut cheese is not just cheese, its silicone!

John Bunting details how Pizza Huts cheese supplier Leprino Foods uses a silicone-based industrial chemical in the patented manufacturing of Pizza Cheese

That chemical Polymethylsiloxane has no FDA approval for use as a food ingredient.

Polymethylsiloxane is sold by Dow-Corning as Antifoam FG 10 .


In its patented manufacturing process, Leprino Foods liberally sprays Polydimethylsiloxane on cheese granules . Leprinos Pizza Cheese supplied to Pizza Huts contains about 900 parts per million of Polymethylsiloxane: 90 times higher residue concentration than FDA allows when Polymethylsiloxane is used as a boiler water anti- foaming agent.

Repeat: Polydimethylsiloxane has no FDA approval as a safe food ingredient. It is a violation of FDA rules to use an unapproved ingredient in human foods. Silicone is amazing stuff.

In its various forms, silicone may enhance the female anatomy (ala amply-endowed actress Pamela Anderson). Silicone products can caulk seams around the bathtub to seal out water. Silicone compounds are used for lubricants. However, using silicone products in human foods is a novel, if extra-legal, application.

Leprino Foods, the worlds largest Italian cheese manufacturer, is the nearly exclusive supplier of Pizza Cheese to the 6000+ Pizza Hut restaurants in the U.S. Leprino is based in Denver, Colorado. To control costs (and boost profits), Leprino Foods uses patented manufacturing processes that add large volumes of water, salt and food starch to so-called granules of Pizza Cheese prior to flash-freezing.

Food starch is a particularly profitable addition to processed foods, since food starch holds ten times its own weight in water.

All that food starch, water and salt in the Leprinos Pizza Cheese creates problems for both cooking and refrigerated shelf-life. To solve these cooking problems, Leprinos patented process for making cheese granules sprays 1.75 parts of a water-based spray containing 0.05% Dow-Corning Antifoam FG 10 for each 100 parts cheese.

Yield: 900 parts per million of Antifoam FG 10 (generically known as Polydimethylsiloxane) in the Pizza Cheese that Leprino sells to Pizza Hut. Polydimethylsiloxane is approved by FDA in food industry use only as an anti-foaming agent for boiler water in plants processing non-standardized foods. FDApermits no use of Dow-Corning Antifoam FG 10 directly in or on foods. FDA does allow up to 10 parts per million of Polydimethylsiloxane residues in food products, as residue from the products use as a boiler water anti-foaming agent. The 900 ppm of Polydimethylsiloxane in Leprinos Pizza Cheese that Pizza Hut puts on its pizzas is 90 times FDAs legal limit for indirect residues of that chemical in food products.

Follow the trail of evidence … Trace the evidence … from Pizza Hut back to Leprino Foods patents. Start with an empty box of Pizza Cheese liberated from a dumpster behind a Pizza Hut. The contents were Pizza Huts Pizza Cheese Weight (when full): 15 lbs.

The box contains a statement noting the product is packaged exclusively for use by Pizza Hut Inc., its franchises and licensees Leprino Foods is obviously the supplier. The USDA plant number (identifying the cheese plant at which the product was made) is Plant No. 26-930

Thats Leprinos plant at Allendale, Michigan. The box also notes U.S. Patent No. 4894245 and other patents pending Leprino Foods received U.S. patent #4894245 for coated cheese granules in 1990 (among many other cheesy patents that Leprino holds). That patents abstract states: Coated frozen cheese granules are prepared by freezing the granules and applying an aqueous coating containing one or more modifying additives.

On baking the cheese the additives in the frozen coatings distribute throughout the cheese to obtain modifications of flavor and other properties The abstract from Leprino patent #4894245 clearly states that the aqueous coating (Polymethylsiloxane) is contained in the cheese of the finished, cooked pizza silicone-based substance in the cheese atop Pizza Hut pizzas. Leprino patent #494245 reveals detailed information about the role of the cheese emulsifiers:

When the coated frozen cheese is applied to pizzas and baked thereon, the coatings will liquify first. This permits the flavor additive and/or emulsi- fier to spread over and into the cheese particles as their outer surfaces become thawed . . . Cheese emulsifiers applied in this way can function to soften the outer portions of the cheese granules. This will improve melting and fusing of the granules

Leprino patent #494245 targets the emulsifier: A silicone emulsifier (Dow Corning FG-10) is mixed with water to form a 0.05% emulsifier solution. This solution is sprayed on the frozen cheese granules at a rate of 1.75 parts of solution per 100 parts by weight of cheese. This should achieve a final content of around 0.09% emulsifier on the cheese No compliance with mandatory GRAS rules The federal Food and Drug Administration re- quires ingredients used in human foods to comply with the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) rules, which specify that each food ingredient developed after 1958 must meet exacting safety tests. Polydimethylsiloxane does not appear on FDAs Web site as a GRAS-approved food ingredient.

A call to Dow-Corning headquarters in Midland, Michigan yielded the statement that no Dow products complied with GRAS. However, information faxed by a Dow-Corning representative stated: Dow-Corning Antifoam FG 10 complies with FDA regulation 21 CFR.173.310, which covers secondary direct food additives used as defoaming agents and allows concentration of up to 10 parts per mil- lion active silicone (Polydimethylsiloxane) in non standardized foods

Section 173.310 is limited to boiler water additives in food processing plants and has nothing to do with cheese or cheese-type products that a consumer might ingest.

Clearly, Leprino Foods use of Dow-Corning Antifoam FG 10 as an agent contained in an aqueous solution sprayed directly on cheese granules does not conform with FDAs rules governing ingredients used in human foods.

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Viral cause of chronic fatigue syndrome

XMRV Virus Causes Chronic Disease Syndrome


Dr. Schimpff, former CEO of the University of Colorado Medical Center, has an interesting book on the future of medicine. He and I were coinvestigators on an Operation Room of the Future grant designed to upgrade information technology in the new surgery center the University opened a few years ago.

He also has a good blog with a recent posting on the XMRV virus. Frequency Foundation subscribers have already received the frequency set as part of the Swine Flu series. Most of you don't realize that XMRV is one of the many viruses that are part of what is called "Swine Flu" as conventional medicine has a tough time even confirming that you have the 1918 swine flu virus and doesn't determine what other organisms are making you sick. After you get the swine flu you will likely be chronically infected with XMRV unless the virus is eliminated with frequencies.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Shown to be Caused by Virus

A very recent discovery may lead to significant advances for the estimated 4 million Americans and 17 million worldwide who suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome. CSF is, like its name suggests, a persistent extreme level of fatigue that does not resolve with rest or sleep. It may also be accompanied by memory lapses and other neurological issues. All too many individuals have been branded as having a “psychological problem” and as not really being ill. No cause had been known although viral infection, immune dysfunction or both had been thought possible. There has been no specific treatment.

Now researchers at the Whittemore Peterson Research Institute in Reno, Nevada have shown that CFS is likely caused by a virus. Known as xenotrophic murine leukemia virus – related virus, or XMVR, it is a retrovirus that is suspected of being transmitted by intimate human contact. The discovery means that a definite diagnostic rest can be created. And hopefully it means that scientists will be able to shortly find or create drugs to both prevent the disease and to treat those who have it. It also means that no loner will these patients be labeled as not having a real medical problem.

The researchers’ early studies suggest that perhaps 4% of us carry the virus. If proven correct, then an immediate goal is for a quick and inexpensive test to screen donated blood so that the virus is not transmitted inadvertently via transfusions. And it raises the intriguing question of why some but not all of those infected go on to develop CSF.

In study done at the Cleveland Clinic, scientists have found the same XMRV virus in prostate cancer samples. It is too soon to say that the virus is causative; if might be just a “passenger.” Additional research will be done to make a clear determination.

Meanwhile, the Whittemore Peterson researchers have suggested a new name – x-associated neuroimmune disease [XAND], a name that clarifies that this is a real disease and suggests some of its implications.

This finding of XMRV as the likely cause of CFS is a major medical advance.

Stephen C. Schimpff, M.D.

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Chinese food therapy

Chinese Food Therapy


Green Onion (Scallion)

As Chinese saying goes "no onions do not cook dishes," in daily life, the green onion (scallion) , while mostly used as seasoning, its nutritional value and health value can not be underestimated. Green onion (scallion) is regarded as “warm” in nature in Chinese traditional medicine. Chinese used it for dispersing chill, relieving congestion and relaxing muscle tension. Mixing scallions, ginger and brown sugar is a traditional Chinese medicine prescription for early treatment of cold. Green onions also benefits the stomach and lungs since green onions can promot digestion and destroy oral and respiratory bacteria.


Ginger is widely used in Chinese cooking as seasoning. But its value is far beyond serving as the flavoring agent. In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is “warm” in nature. Ginger is often used for treatment of abdominal bloating, diarrhea, nausea, headache, and bleeding. It is also used for treating of cough, common cold, help digestion, neutralize poisons in food, promote blood circulation, support cardiovascular health. In addition, ginger is commonly used for treatment of inflammatory joint diseases, such as arthristis and rheumatism. Its healing power has made it one of the most popular food remedy in traditional Chinese medicine.


Garlic is another food with strong healing power. Like ginger, it is “warm” in nature in traditional Chinese medicine. One could found that lots of Chinese dishes contain generous amount of garlic. Chinese not only use it to promote the flavor, but believe it kills bacteria, help digestion, and prevents diarrhea. Researchers found that eating garlic on a regular basis lowers the risk of stomach and colon cancers. Other therapeutic functions have been found in garlic, such as being used as a remedy for hypertension, diabetes, hepatitis. It is recommended to eat garlic raw and crushed. It is found that fresh raw garlic when crushed has the most effectiveness to release it’s healing power.


Speaking of cucumber, many people like to eat it, but few people know it's pharmaceutical value. Chinese traditional medicine believes that the cucumber is “cool” in nature. It has the effect of detoxification and could help to ease throat pain causing by some illness. Modern medical researchers found that cucumber is rich in vitamin E, which helps fighting against aging. Women like to put cucumber juice or film on the face to smooth skin and reduce wrinkle. Cucumber also contains vitamin B1, which is essential tp brain and nervous system. Chinese traditional medicine believes cucumber has the effect to soothe the nerves and aid in the treatment of insomnia.


There is Chinese saying of “Longevity peach”, reminding people the connection of peach and the promise of longevity. Chinese medicine believes that peach is moderate “warm” in nature. Peach seed is widely used in Chinese medicine to improve blood circulation, dissolve accumulated blood clots, moisten the intestines and relaxes the bowels. Since peach is rich in iron, Chinese believes consuming enough amount of peach has the beauty effectiveness.


Chinese traditional medicine believes grape is neutral regarding to “warm” or “cool” in nature. Eating grape can tune the b lood, strengthen the bone, and promote urination. Because grape contains highly effective anti-cancer substances, it is a good food choice to prevent from cancer. Also, dried grape (raisin) is rich in iron, which is especially beneficial to children or people who has anaemia.


Tomatoes are known to be a powerhouse of nutrition. Traditional Chinese medicine regards it as “cool” in nature. Chinese medicine believes that tomatoes have the effectiveness of detoxification, reducing blood pressure, preventing from cancer and aging. It contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals that promote the immune system and support health. In addition, tomato is high in nutrition, but low in calories, it is an excellent choice for weight loss diet.


As wisdom says “one apple per day keeps the doctor away from me,” traditional Chinese medicine found that apple is “cool” in nature and promotes various health benefits. Researchers found that eating 1-2 apples per day, the rate of suffering from heart disease can be reduced by half. Apple contains soluble fibre that help to prevent from constipation. The scent of apples helps people to relax and refresh their spirit. Apple cider vinegar helps digestion and reduces fat. Eating apple slowing in the mouth can be very effective to kill the oral bacteria.

Strawberry’s bright red color and delicious tastes have made it a popular fruit. Chinese traditional medicine believes that strawberry is “cool” in nature. It lubricates lungs, promotes body fruids, strengthens spleen and stomach, and detoxifies in alcohol intoxication. It also contains anti-cancer ingredients that prevent people from cancer and aging.

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Paradoxul fizicii cuantice:stiinta cuantica

Am inceput cautarea conexiunii extreme dintre materie si constiinta cu aproximativ doua decade inainte, cand era Varsatorului era in plina floare si era un profesor de fizica la Universitatea de statSan Diego. In acele vremuri erau medicamente de luat, modificari in stilul de viata de facut, de protestat impotriva unui razboi si de bucurat de sexul liber. Am imbratisat toate acestea. Prin 1970 am devenit deziluzionat. Am pornit, am renuntat si m-am trezit implicat cu misticii Estici, in grupuri de inaltare a constiintei si altele care au fost etichetate New Age. In timpul anului ce l-am petrecut in Franta, ca profesor de fizica asociat la Universitatea din Paris, l-am intalnit si am studiat impreuna cu biblical profesor discipol si cabalist Carlo Suares. Am fost de asemenea profesor in vizita la Colegiul Birkbeck, din Londra, si am studiat impreuna cu fizicianul David Bohm, care avea interese similare.

Mintea mea a ajuns sa intelaga, si prin 1974 am simtit ca fizica cuantica si constiinta erau profound legate. Am ajuns sa realizez ca, creierul poate fi guvernat de legile fizicii cuantice mai degraba decat de legile biologiei sau ale neurofiziologiei. Ca rezultat, trairi precum iubirea si ura, de obicei considerate a fi date de la Dumnezeu sau incapabile de a fi intelese din punct de vedere stiintific, ar putea fi traduse prin limbajul fizicii cuantice. Singurul mister al fizicii cuantice se afla in dualitatea particule-unde descrisa de Richard Feynman, fizician ce a castigat premiul Nobel. Obiecte atomice (electroni, protoni, neutroni, fotoni si tot asa) se comporta uneori precum particule, si alteori, precum unde. Cand se comporta un obiect atomic precum o unda si cand se comporta ca o particular? Dupa multi cercetatori de fizica cuantica, raspunsul depinde daca obiectul este observat sau nu. Neobservat, obiectul atomic apare ca o unda raspandita in spatiu, dar in momentul in care este observata, unda devine un punct si se comporta ca o particula. Actiunea unei simple observatii “cauzeaza” prabusirea unei unde catre o particula.

Dar ce fel de actiune este o simpla observatie? Laureatii Nobel Eugene Wigner si Brian Josephson si multi alti fizicieni, inclusiv eu, credem ca poate fi un eveniment fundamental peste intelegerile fizicii. Noi o privin precum actiunea constiintei. Pun in discutie faptul ca dualitatea unda-particula din fizica cuantica ramane adevarata in mintea omeneasca, orchestrand comportamentul celulelor nervoase individuale in timp ce isi elibereaza mesajele chimice unele altora. Actiunea dualitatii unda-particula a electronilor, de exemplu, ar fi putea da nastere semtimentelor de singuratate, de ego si de ura.

In lumea cuantica, electronii duc o viata paradoxala. Datorita comportamentului lor de particule si datorita respingerilor lor electrice, doi electroni nu pot ocupa niciodata acelasi spatiu. Sunt destinati la singuratate. In vietile lor sub forma de unde, totusi, electronii isi cauta mereu porticulele lor opuse, pozitronii, chiar daca o astfel de intalnire ar produce distrugerea lor. Incarcatura electrica a electronilor este un plans zbuciumat pentru intoarcerea catre vid. Spera si le e teama de a-si atrage opusii, partenerii lor antimaterie, pozitronii, intr-un dans al mortii. Asemanator, iubirea si sentimentele de compasiune pot fi create de fotoni, unitati de lumina particula-unda. Ca unde, fotonii tind sa mearga impreuna, lucrand la un sfarsit comun. Laserele functioneaza pentru ca undele fotoni sunt “indragostite” unele de altele.

Dragostea si ura, succesul si esecul, violenta si pacea ar putea fi simple manifestari ale energiei, a fortelor si a obiectelor atomice care curg prin trupurile noastre, prin creiere si prin minti ca particule si unde. Ceea ce noi numim creier este comportamentul asemanator particulei a observatiilor noastre. Ceea ce noi numim minte este comportamentul asemanator undei a obiectelor atomice, invizibile si neobservate. Mintea este atunci o excrescenta a legilor de baza a fizicii cuantice impreuna cu actiunile observatorului, care cred eu ca sunt acte de constiinta.

De exemplu, un act de constiinta ar putea produce o schimbare in suprafata cuantica, undele comportandu-se de-a lungul membranelor subtiri ce ne acopera neuronii. Aceste unde sunt asociate cu miscarile proteinelor-porti moleculare implantate in peretii neuronilor. Observarea unei “particule” ar ”ingheta” pe moment pozitia moleculei, rezultand in aparenta gandului. O alta observatie complementara “unda” a fost cand proteinele au ramas neobservate, ceea ce ar produce schimbari in energia acestor unde, rezultand in nasterea sentimentelor. Astfel, sentimentele si gandurile demonstreaza acelasi fel de dualitate precum undele si particulele.

Intelegera modului in care creierul/mintea functioneaza s-ar putea gasi in intreg lantul si intreg arsenalul a limbajului matematic al fizicii cuantice. Probabilitatea ecuatiilor si comportamentul obiectelor atomiloce ar putea depinde in actiunile constiintei unda-in -particula.Fara astfel de actiuni, lumea si toti participantii ei ar ramane impreunate, precum niste stafii de unde cuantice, si nu ar fi absolut nimic material.

(Fred Alan Wolf)


Fizica cuantica, sufletul, constiinta multidimensionala

La nivel subatomic, particulele nu se misca pur si simplu de la punctul A la punctul B intr-un mod continuu. In schimb, aceste particule se misca in “sarituri cuantice”. Particulele salta virtual dintr-un loc in altul. Aceste procese de saritura atomica creaza toata lumina vizibila. Pentru a intelege cum functioneaza aceasta, trebuie mai intai sa intelegem cum se comporta lumina in atomi.

Fizica cuantica a demonstrat de asemenea prin experimente cu paricule sub-atomice ca anumite campuri au un fel de inteligenta si par sa fie capabile sa faca lucruri pe care campurile obisnuite nu le pot face. Un lucru foaret ciudat pe care l-au observat fizicienii este ca electronii pur si simplu dispar, intr-un nor de lumina, cand interactioneaza cu alte anumite particule. La inceput, nu am inteles de ce se intampla asta. Apoi am observat ca acesti electroni care dispar interactionau cu anti-materia. Pentru ca electronii anti-materie se miscau in opozitie fata de elctroni, cand particulele opozante se intalneau, se anihilau reciproc.

Cand am studiat anti-materia mai amanuntit, am inceput sa spunem despre anti-materie ca este precum ” o bula de sapun in vacuumul absolut al spatiului gol”.

Intrebare: Ce este acest ” vacuum absolut al spatiului gol?”

Raspuns: Ei bine, cati dintre voi ati adormit vreodata cand priveati la TV tarziu in noapte si, cand v-ati trezit, ati auzit zgomotul static sasait al ecranului TV? Acel zgomot, produs de piesele electronice din interiorul televizorului, este sunetul amplificat al acestui “vacuum de spatiu”. Multi fizicieni cuantici, inclusiv eu, credem ca intreg universul, intreaga creatie, a fost creata din ” absolut nimicnicia vacuumului spatiului”. Se pare ca acest ” vacuum al nimicniciei” este inteligent, activ, si are o constiinta. Sursa sufletului urmeaza din, si este Prezenta in, acest vacuum.

Admitand, insasi notiunea ca un lucru (”some thing”) poate fi creat din nimic (”no thing”) este un concept foarte greu de conceput pentru minte.

Eu teoretizez ca sufletul a aparut in acelasi timp in care a aparut toata materia din Univers - in momentul “Big Bang-ului” , cu 15 miliarde de ani in urma. In conformitate cu modelul nostru stiintific actual, Universul si sufletul vor continua sa existe pentru inca 20 de miliarde si miliarde de ani pana la un moment dat care este numit de oamenii de stiinta “Big Crunch”.

Intre aceste doua puncte, de la Big Bang, inceputul timpului - la Big Crunch, sfarsitul timpului - toata materia din Univers apare, se expandeaza la un punct maxim si apoi se contracta inapoi in nimic. Si in toate acestea, o inteligenta suprema, numiti-o cum vreti, ghideaza si directioneaza numeroasele activitati a tuturor in Univers - incluzand toate formele vii, intr-un mod insondabil, nevazut.

Intrebare: Unii oameni ar putea sa se intrebe, ce este fenomenul “lumina de la capatul tunelului” care uneori apare in experiente din preajma mortii si probabil in momentul mortii deasemenea?

Raspuns: Lasati-ma sa ofer o posibilitate aici. Desi toate obiectele materiale nu pot, prin definitie, sa calatoreasca mai repede decat viteza luminii, exista dovezi ca sufletul, care este non-fizic si prin urmare nelimitat de miscari in lumea materiala, poate calatori mai repede decat viteza luminii. Aceasta calatorie este numita “viteza superluminala”.

Astfel, in momentul mortii sau in timpul unei experiente din apropierea mortii, se prea poate ca trecerea persoanei din lumea materiala - care lucreaza la viteza mai mica decat viteza luminii - intr-o lume care lucreaza mai repede decat viteza luminii, asa numita lume spirituala “superluminala”. In timpul transferului, un efect de tunneling ar putea avea loc in cam acelasi fel in care pare sa aiba loc in ceea ce astrofizicienii numesc o “gaura neagra”.

Acum, aici incepe sa devina cu adevarat interesant. La viteza superluminala a sufletului, trecem dincolo de timp si spatiu experimentandu-le in aceasta dimensiune fizica. Avem apoi fenomenul de a fi capabili sa ne miscam inainte si inapoi prin timp/spatiu. Oamenii care se intorc dintr-o moaret clinica descriu ceva asemanantor. Ceea ce acesti oameni traiesc sunt mult prea probabil ferestre in acel fel de dimensiune a realitatii timp/spatiu.

Eu nu vad sufletul si constiinta precum un epifenomen, sau produs, al materiei. Este chiar invers: vad materia ca un epifenomen al sufletului si constiintei. Lumea materiala a evoluat de la vacuumul absolut al spatiului - casa sufletului.

Dr. Fred Alan Wolf si-a dobandit doctoratul in fizica teoretica in UCLA. Continua sa scrie, tine conferinte in intreaga lume si conduce cercetari despre relatia dintre constiinta umana si fizica cuantica


Conform teoriei continuumului spatio-temporal (descris de Minkowski si Einstein), universul fizic - structurat din lumina (energie luminoasa) este o manifestare particulara, in timp, a universului cu infinite dimensiuni. Astfel, cea de-a patra dimensiune reprezinta dimensiunea obiectelor si spatiului material vazut ca extensie in timp (ex. samanta si copacul crescut din ea sunt vazute unitar, intr-o imagine unica). Logica obisnuita binara nu se mai aplica in acest caz, (poate doar logica dinamica a contradictoriului formulata de St. Lupascu). Constientizarea unor alte dimensiuni ale realitatii este un fenomen normal si explicabil, nu este nicidecum ceva esoteric, ocult. Experientele de constiinta extinsa au ca rezultat o schimbare in nivelul de constientizare - dar nu realitatea se schimba, ci perceperea subiectiva a individului. Conform teoriei prezentate, putem nota D4 - cea de-a patra dimensiune, D5 - a cincea etc., iar cu C4 starea de constienta specifica planului patru s.a.m.d.

Pentru a descrie mai clar diferentele intre nivelurile de constienta putem face urmatoarea analogie: Observatorul uman este ca un pasager intr-un vehicul aflat in miscare, care vede lumea exterioara printr-o fereastra (fanta). Daca aceasta este ingusta, observatorul va vedea doar o parte a realitatii externe, si nu va putea face conexiuni intre succesiunile de imagini. Cu cat aceasta fereastra perceptiva e mai larga, cu atat observatorul va vedea o parte mai mare si va observa legaturile dintre ele - acum el va vedea simultan evenimente / imagini care inainte nu puteau fi percepute decat succesiv. Cu cat nivelul constientei este mai inalt cu atat largimea ferestrei perceptive temporale este mai mare. Daca in D3 doua evenimente au loc separat, in D4 ele vor fi constientizate ca avand loc simultan. In Dimensiunea4 (cvadridimensionala), chiar si cel mai neinsemnat obiect din Dimensiunea3 (tridimensionala) este vazut ca fiind strans relationat cu intregul, in acelasi timp este incarcat cu intelesuri profunde si cu calitati estetice deosebite. De exemplu, in planul tridimensional, o samanta da nastere unui copacel, care se dezvolta creste, traieste, iar dupa ani si ani se usuca si moare. Procesul dureaza poate 50 de ani in planul tridimensional, dar in planul cvadridimensional D4, intreaga sa dezvoltare este cuprinsa intr-un singur punct, care contine toti cei 50 de ani de evolutie!

Teoria dimensionalitatii este sustinuta si de cercetatorul Roland Fischer: “Pe masura ce ne miscam de la eu (”I”) spre Sine (”Self”), noi lasam in urma constructele materiale ale spatiului-timp fizic si treptat patrundem in zona spatiului interior atemporal, cu infinite dimensiuni”. Roger Penrose ne indeamna sa credem chiar ca dincolo de teoria continuumului spatio-temporal poate exista o alta teorie, mai profunda, in care sa fie mai explicit demersul de intelegere a mecanismelor Universului. In opinia lui, toate fenomenele fizicii au loc in cadrul determinat de continuumul spatio-temporal. Dar este posibila gasirea unei alte teorii care sa descrie natura mai precis decat actuala teorie, insa pentru care cadrul spatiului timp sa nu mai fie potrivit. “Nu trebuie sa ne inchidem mintile in fata unei asemenea posibilitati, ci trebuie totodata sa pastram vie in minte extrema vastitate a domeniului pentru care actuala viziune nu este decat o aproximare”.

Conform fizicii cuantice, realitatea este alcatuita dintr-un numar infinit de universuri care coexista simultan. Legaturile dintre dimensiuni se realizeaza prin intermediul unor “singularitati ale spatiului-timp”, “gauri negre” in vecinatatea carora legile fizicii sunt drastic modificate. Aceste gauri negre reprezinta punctele de trecere dintr-un univers in altul, considera J.A. Wheeler; printr-o astfel de “deformare” a spatiului-timp, constiinta poate patrunde din planul tridimensional in planul cvadridimensional s.a.m.d.

In apropierea acestor puncte de legatura dintre planurile universului spatiul si timpul sufera modificari observabile. Daca luam doua etaloane de lungime identica, iar pe unul il asezam in apropierea “gaurii negre”, atunci el se va lungi semnificativ; de asemenea intr-o gaura neagra timpul curge diferit fata de exteriorul ei, facand posibile diverse fenomene care pot parea ciudate. Un om care aflat intr-o gaura neagra va vedea cum in jur totul se misca mai rapid! Astfel de experimente au fost realizate inca din secolul trecut pentru verificarea teoriei relativitatii generalizate a lui Einstein, care la vremea aparitiei parea de necrezut.

Noua fizica precizeaza ca de fapt nu este necesara o calatorie in spatiu cu viteza luminii, intrucat exista pretutindeni mini-gauri negre care pot fi “accesate” prin transformari ale campului constiintei, locuri in care spatiul vibreaza cu viteza luminii! Totul depinde de capacitatea de a utiliza constient forta fundamentala care sta la baza Universului (si ale carei manifestari sunt cele patru tipuri de forte elementare).

In conceptia lui Roger Penrose, structurile fundamentale ale spatiu-timpului sunt “conurile de lumina”. Ele reprezinta de fapt miscarea luminii incepand dintr-un punct, dar pe o axa care include si timpul, de la trecut spre viitor. Propagarea luminii fiind atat in spatiul tridimensional, cat si in dimensiunea temporala, forma geometrica care aproximeaza intrucatva aceasta extindere a luminii este un con. In relativitatea generalizata, aceste conuri de lumina se intalnesc peste tot, astfel ca fiecare particula are propriul sau “con de lumina”, orientat de la trecut spre viitor.

Un fenomen neobisnuit, sugerat de fizicianul David Deutsch este posibilitatea ca intr-un camp gravitational intens, spatiul-timp sa se curbeze, iar viitorul unei particule sa devina trecutul alteia, astfel putand lua nastere universuri inchise, ciclice. In aceste universuri, “cauzalitatea o ia razna, viitorul si trecutul se intrepatrund, iar influentele cauzale nu mai pot fi definite” (Penrose).

Ne-liniaritatea timpului este confirmata si de cercetatori renumiti precum Daniel Dennett si Marcel Kinsbourne. Intr-un articol publicat in jurnalul american “Behavioral and Brain Sciences” (nr.15/1992), acestia subliniaza ca modificarile majore in perceptia subiectiva a timpului se pot produce prin schimbari in structura constiintei observatorului. Ei confirma astfel ca timpul nu trebui sa curga neaparat cu aceeasi “viteza” sau in aceeasi directie (trecut - prezent -viitor), timpul fiind strict dependent de constiinta observatorului.



Cancer-a survival mechanism

Cancer is not a Disease - It's a Survival Mechanism (Book Excerpt)

Friday, February 01, 2008 by: Andreas Moritz

NaturalNews) What you are about to read may rock or even dismantle the very foundation of your beliefs about your body, health and healing. The title, "Cancer Is Not a Disease" may be unsettling for many, provocative to some, but encouraging for all. This book will serve as a revelation for those who are sufficiently open-minded to consider the possibility that cancer and other debilitating illnesses are not actual diseases, but desperate and final attempts by the body to stay alive for as long as circumstances permit.

It will perhaps astound you to learn that a person who is afflicted with the main causes of cancer (which constitute the real illness) would most likely die quickly unless he actually grew cancer cells. In this work, I provide evidence to this effect.

I further claim that cancer will only occur after all other defense or healing mechanisms in the body have failed. In extreme circumstances, exposure to large amounts of cancer-producing agents (carcinogens) can bring about a collapse of the body's defenses within several weeks or months and allow for rapid and aggressive growth of a cancerous tumor. Usually, though, it takes many years, or even decades, for these so-called "malignant" tumors to form.

Unfortunately, basic misconceptions or complete lack of knowledge about the reasons behind tumor growth have turned "malignant" tumors into vicious monsters that have no other purpose but to kill us in retaliation for our sins or abusing the body. However, as you are about to find out, cancer is on our side, not against us. Unless we change our perception of what cancer really is, it will continue to resist treatment, particularly the most "advanced" methods. If you have cancer, and cancer is indeed part of the body's complex survival responses and not a disease, as I suggest it is, you must find answers to the following pressing questions:

* What reasons coerce your body into developing cancer cells?

* Once you have identified these reasons, will you be able to change them? What determines the type and severity of cancer with which you are afflicted?

* If cancer is a survival mechanism, what needs to be done to prevent the body from taking recourse to such drastic defense measures?

* Since the body's original genetic design always favors the preservation of life and protection against adversities of any kind, why would the body permit self-destruction?

* Why do almost all cancers disappear by themselves, without medical intervention?

* Do radiation, chemotherapy and surgery actually cure cancer, or do cancer survivors heal due to other reasons, despite these radical, side-effect-loaded treatments?

* What roles do fear, frustration, low self-worth and repressed anger play in the origination and outcome of cancer?

* What is the spiritual growth lesson behind cancer?

To deal with the root causes of cancer, you must find satisfying and practical answers to the above questions. If you feel the inner urge to make sense of this life-changing event, (cancer that is), you most likely will recover from it. Cancer can be your greatest opportunity to help restore balance to all aspects of your life, but it can also be the harbinger of severe trauma and suffering. Either way you are always in control of your body.

To live in a human body, you must have access to a certain amount of life-sustaining energy. You may either use this inherent energy in a nourishing and self-sustaining or in a destructive and debilitating way. In case you consciously or unconsciously choose negligence or self-abuse over loving attention and self-respect, your body will likely end up having to fight for its life.

Cancer is but one of the many ways the body tries to change the way you see and treat yourself, including your body. This inevitably brings up the subject of spiritual health, which plays at least as important a role in cancer as physical and emotional reasons do.

Cancer appears to be a highly confusing and unpredictable disorder. It seems to strike the very happy and the very sad, the rich and the poor, the smokers and the non-smokers, the very healthy and the not so healthy. People from all backgrounds and occupations can have cancer. However, if you dare look behind the mask of its physical symptoms, such as the type, appearance and behavior of cancer cells, you will find that cancer is not as coincidental or unpredictable as it seems to be.

What makes 50% of the American population so prone to developing cancer, when the other half has no risk at all? Blaming the genes for that is but an excuse to cover up ignorance of the real causes. Besides, any good genetic researcher would tell you that such a belief is void of any logic and outright unscientific (as explained in the book).

Cancer has always been an extremely rare illness, except in industrialized nations during the past 40-50 years. Human genes have not significantly changed for thousands of years. Why would they change so drastically now, and suddenly decide to kill scores of people? The answer to this question is amazingly simple: Damaged or faulty genes do not kill anyone. Cancer does not kill a person afflicted with it! What kills a cancer patient is not the tumor, but the numerous reasons behind cell mutation and tumor growth. These root causes should be the focus of every cancer treatment, yet most oncologists typically ignore them. Constant conflicts, guilt and shame, for example, can easily paralyze the body's most basic functions, and lead to the growth of a cancerous tumor.

After having seen thousands of cancer patients over a period of three decades, I began to recognize a certain pattern of thinking, believing and feeling that was common to most of them. To be more specific, I have yet to meet a cancer patient who does not feel burdened by some poor self-image, unresolved conflict and worries, or past emotional trauma that still lingers in his/her subconscious. Cancer, the physical disease, cannot occur unless there is a strong undercurrent of emotional uneasiness and deep-seated frustration.

Cancer patients typically suffer from lack of self-respect or worthiness, and often have what I call an "unfinished business" in their life. Cancer can actually be a way of revealing the source of such inner conflict. Furthermore, cancer can help them come to terms with such a conflict, and even heal it altogether. The way to take out weeds is to pull them out along with their roots. This is how we must treat cancer; otherwise, it may recur eventually.

The following statement is very important in the consideration of cancer: "Cancer does not cause a person to be sick; it is the sickness of the person that causes the cancer." To treat cancer successfully requires the patient to become whole again on all levels of his body, mind and spirit. Once the cancer causes have been properly identified, it will become apparent what needs to be done to achieve complete recovery.

It is a medical fact that every person has cancer cells in the body all the time. These cancer cells remain undetectable through standard tests until they have multiplied to several billion. When doctors announce to their cancer patients that the treatments they prescribed had successfully eliminated all cancer cells, they merely refer to tests that are able to identify the detectable number of cancerous cells. Standard cancer treatments may lower the number of cancer cells to an undetectable level, but this certainly cannot eradicate all cancer cells. As long as the causes of tumor growth remain intact, cancer may redevelop at any time and at any rate.

Curing cancer has little to do with getting rid of a group of detectable cancer cells. Treatments like chemotherapy and radiation are certainly capable of poisoning or burning many cancer cells, but they also destroy healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, etc., which often leads to permanent irreparable damage of entire organs and systems in the body. A real cure of cancer does not occur at the expense of destroying other vital parts of the body.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people who were once "successfully" treated for cancer die from infections, heart attacks, liver failure, kidney failure and other illnesses because the cancer treatments generate a massive amount of inflammation and destruction in the organs and systems of the body. Of course, these causes of death are not being attributed to cancer. This statistical omission makes it appear we are making progress in the war against cancer. However, many more people are dying from the treatment of cancer than from cancer. A real cure or cancer is achievable only when the causes of excessive growth of cancer cells have been removed or stopped.

Power in the Word

Cancer is the second leading "cause" of death for Americans. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1.2 million cases will be diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. in 2008. More than 552,000 Americans will die of it. Among men, the top three cancer diagnoses are expected to be prostate cancer (180,400 cases), lung cancer (89,500 cases), and colorectal cancer (63,600). The leading types of cancer among women are breast cancer (182,800 cases), lung cancer (74,600), and colorectal cancer (66,600 cases).

Cancer is not just a word, but also a statement that refers to abnormal or unusual behavior of cells in the body. However, in quite a different context, cancer is referred to as a star sign. When someone tells you that you are a "cancer", are you going to tremble with fear of dying? It is unlikely, because your interpretation of being of the cancer sign does not imply that you have cancer, the illness. But if your doctor called you into his office and told you that you had cancer, you would most likely feel paralyzed, numb, terrified, hopeless, or all of the above.

The word "cancer" has the potential to play a very disturbing and precarious role, one that is capable of delivering a death sentence. Being a cancer patient seems to start with the diagnosis of cancer, although its causes may have been there for many years prior to feeling ill. Within a brief moment, the word "cancer" can turn someone's entire world upside down.

Who or what in this world has bestowed this simple word or statement with such great power that it can preside over life and death? Or does it really? Could it actually be that our collective, social belief that cancer is a killer disease, in addition to the aggressive treatments that follow diagnosis, are largely responsible for the current dramatic escalation of cancer in the Western hemisphere? Too far fetched, you might say! In this book, however, I will make the point that cancer can have no power or control over us, unless we unconsciously allow it to grow in response to the beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, thoughts, feelings we have, and the life choices we make.

Would we be just as afraid of cancer if we knew what caused it or at least understood what its underlying purpose is? Unlikely so! If truth were told, we would most probably do everything to remove the causes and, thereby, set the preconditions for the body to heal itself.

A little knowledge (which is what we call ignorance) is, in fact, a dangerous thing. Almost everyone, at least in the industrialized world, knows that drinking water from a filthy pond or polluted lake can cause life-threatening diarrhea, but still only few realize that holding on to resentment, anger and fear, or eating fast foods, chemical additives, and artificial sweeteners, is no less dangerous than drinking polluted water; it may just take a little longer to kill a person than tiny amoeba can.

Mistaken Judgment

We all know that if the foundation of a house is strong, the house can easily withstand external challenges, such as a violent storm. As we will see, cancer is merely an indication that there is something missing in our body and in life as a whole. Cancer shows that life as a whole (physical, mental and spiritual) stands on shaky grounds and is quite fragile, to say the least. It would be foolish for a gardener to water the withering leaves of a tree when he knows so well that the real problem is not where it appears to be, namely, on the symptomatic level (of withered leaves). By watering the roots of the plant, he naturally attends to the causative level, and consequently, the plant regenerates itself swiftly and automatically.

To the trained eye of a gardener, the symptom of withering leaves is not a dreadful disease. He recognizes that the dehydrated state of these leaves is but a direct consequence of withdrawn nourishment that they need in order to sustain themselves and the rest of the plant.

Although this example from nature may appear to be a simplistic analogy, it offers a profound understanding of very complex disease processes in the human body. It accurately describes one of the most powerful and fundamental principles controlling all life forms on the planet. However skilled we may have become in manipulating the functions of our body through the tools of allopathic medicine, this basic, highly evolved principle of evolution cannot be suppressed or violated without paying the hefty price of side-effect-riddled suffering and pain - physically, emotionally and spiritually.

I fervently challenge the statement that cancer is a killer disease. Furthermore, I will demonstrate that cancer is not a disease at all. Many people who received a "terminal" cancer sentence actually defied the prognosis and experienced total remission.

The Need for Answers

There is no cancer that has not been survived by someone, regardless how far advanced it was. If even one person has succeeded in healing his cancer, there must be a mechanism for it, just as there is a mechanism for creating cancer. Every person on the planet has the capacity for both. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may not be able to change the diagnosis, but it is certainly in your power to alter the destructive consequences that it (the diagnosis) may have on you. The way you see the cancer and the steps you take following the diagnosis are some of the most powerful determinants of your future wellness, or the lack of it.

The indiscriminate reference to "cancer" as being a killer disease by professionals and lay people alike has turned cancer into a disorder with tragic consequences for the majority of today's cancer patients and their families. Cancer has become synonymous to extraordinary suffering, pain and death. This is true despite the fact that 90-95 percent of all cancers appear and disappear out of their own accord. There is not a day that passes without the body making millions of cancer cells. Some people, under severe temporary stress make more cancer cells than usual and form clusters of cancerous cells that disappear again once they feel better. Secretions of the DNA's anticancer drug, Interleukin II, drop under physical and mental duress and increase again when relaxed and joyful. Thus, most cancers vanish without any form of medical intervention and without causing any real harm.

Right at this moment, there are millions of people walking around with cancers in their body without having a clue that they have them. Likewise, there are millions of people who heal their cancers without even knowing it. Overall, there are many more spontaneous remissions of cancer than there are diagnosed and treated cancers.

The truth is, relatively few cancers actually become "terminal." However, once diagnosed, the vast majority of all cancers are never even given a chance to disappear on their own. They are promptly targeted with an arsenal of deadly weapons of cell destruction such as chemotherapy drugs, radiation and the surgical knife. The problem with cancer patients is that, terrified by the diagnosis, they submit their bodies to all these cut/burn/poison procedures that, more likely than not, lead them to the day of final sentencing, "We have to tell you with our deepest regret there is nothing more that can be done to help you."

The most pressing question is not how advanced or dangerous a cancer is, but what we need to do to not end up dying from it. Why do some people go through cancer as if it were the flu? Are they just lucky or is there a mechanism at work that triggers the healing? In other words, what is that element that prevents the body from healing cancer naturally, or what is that hidden element that makes cancer so dangerous, if it is dangerous at all?

The answers to all these queries lie with the response of the person who has the cancer, and not with the degree of "viciousness" or advanced stage it appears to have progressed to. Do you believe that cancer is a disease? You will most likely answer with a "yes," given the 'informed' opinion that the medical industry and mass media have fed to the masses for many decades. Yet, the most pressing yet rarely asked question remains: "Why do you think cancer is a disease?" You may say: "Because I know cancer kills people every day." I would question you further: "How do you know that it is the cancer that kills people?" You would probably argue that most people who have cancer die, so obviously it must be the cancer that kills them. Besides, you may reason, all the expert doctors tell us so.

Let me raise another question, a rather strange one: "How do you know for sure that you are the daughter/son of your father and not of another man?" Is it because your mother told you so? What makes you think that your mother told you the truth? Probably because you believe her; and you have no reason not to. After all, she is your mother, and mothers do not lie about these things. Or do they? Although you will never really know that the person you believe to be your father is, in fact, your father, you nevertheless have turned what you subjectively believe into something that you just "know," into an irrefutable truth.

Although there is no scientific proof whatsoever that cancer is a disease (versus a survival mechanism), most people will insist that it is a disease because this is what they were told to believe. Yet their belief is only hearsay information based on other people's opinions. These other people heard it from someone else. Eventually, the "truth" of cancer being a disease can be traced to some doctors who expressed their subjective feelings or beliefs about what they observed and wrote about in some review articles or medical reports. Other doctors agreed with their opinion, and before long, it became a "well-established" fact that cancer is a vicious illness that somehow gets hold of people in order to kill them. However, the truth of the matter may be quite different.

Wisdom of Cancer Cells

Cancer cells are not part of a malicious disease process. When cancer cells spread (metastasize) throughout the body, it is not their purpose or goal to disrupt the body's vitals functions, infect healthy cells and obliterate their host (the body). Self-destruction is not the theme of any cell unless, of course, it is old and worn-out and ready to be turned-over and replaced. Cancer cells, like all other cells, know that if the body dies, they will die as well. Just because some people assume that cancer cells are there to destroy the body does not mean cancer cells have such a purpose or ability.

A cancerous tumor is neither the cause of progressive destruction nor does it actually lead to the death of the body. There is nothing in a cancer cell that has even remotely the ability to kill anything. What eventually leads to the demise of an organ or the entire body is the wasting away of cell tissue resulting from continued deprivation of nutrients and life force. The drastic reduction or shutdown of vital nutrient supplies to the cells of an organ is not primarily a consequence of a cancerous tumor, but actually its biggest cause.

By definition, a cancer cell is a normal, healthy cell that has undergone genetic mutation to the point that it can live in an anaerobic surrounding (an environment where oxygen is not available). In other words, if you deprive a group of cells of vital oxygen (their primary source of energy), some of them will die, but others will manage to alter their genetic software program and mutate in a most ingenious way: the cells will be able to live without oxygen and derive some of their energy needs from such things as cellular metabolic waste products.

It may be easier to understand the cancer cells phenomenon when comparing it with the behavior of common microorganisms. Bacteria, for example, are divided into two main groups, aerobic and anaerobic, meaning, those that need to use oxygen and those that can live without it. This is important to understand since we have more bacteria in our body than we have cells. Aerobic bacteria thrive in an oxygenated environment. They are responsible for helping us with the digestion of food and manufacturing of important nutrients, such as B-vitamins. Anaerobic bacteria, on the other hand, can appear and thrive in an environment where oxygen does not reach. They break down waste materials, toxic deposits and dead, worn-out cells.

The body sees the cancer as being such an important defense mechanism that it even causes the growth of new blood vessels to guarantee the much-needed supply of glucose and, therefore, survival and spreading of the cancer cells. It knows that cancer cells do not cause but, prevent death; at least for a while, until the wasting away of an organ leads to the demise of the entire organism. If the trigger mechanisms for cancer (causal factors) are properly taken care of, such an outcome can be avoided.

It is commonly believed that our immune system protects us against cancer. However, this is only partially true. On the one hand, the immune system readily destroys the millions of cancer cells that a healthy human body produces as part of the daily turnover of 30 billion cells. On the other hand, the immune system takes no action to eradicate cancer cells that develop in response to a build up of toxins, congestion and emotional stress.

Cancers and all other tissues in the body are larded with cancer-killing white cells, such as T-cells. In the case of kidney cancer and melanomas, for example, white cells make up 50 per cent of the mass of the cancers. Since these T-cells easily recognize foreign or mutated cell tissue such as cancer cells, you would expect these immune cells to attack cancer cells right away. However, the immune system allows cancer cells to recruit it to actually increase and spread the cancer to other parts of the body. Cancer cells produce specific proteins that tell the immune cells to leave them alone and help them to grow

Why would the immune system want to collaborate with cancer cells to make more or larger tumors? Because cancer is a survival mechanism, not a disease. The body uses the cancer to keep deadly carcinogenic substances and caustic metabolic waste matter away from the lymph and blood and, therefore, from the heart, brain and other vital organs. Killing off cancer cells would in fact jeopardize its survival. Cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and waste products through the various cleansing methods advocated in my book Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation (www.ener-chi.com) removes the need for cancer.

Cancer is not a disease; it is the final and most desperate survival mechanism the body has at its disposal. It only takes control of the body when all other measures of self-preservation have failed. To truly heal cancer and what it represents in a person's life we must come to the understanding that the reason the body allows some of its cells to grow in abnormal ways is in its best interest and not an indication that it is about to destroy itself. Cancer is a healing attempt by the body for the body. Blocking this healing attempt can destroy the body. Supporting the body in its healing efforts can save it.

Andreas Moritz's book, Cancer is not a Disease - It's a Survival Mechanism, explains the root causes of cancer and how to eliminate them for good. Available through www.amazon.com or www.ener-chi.com.

About the author
Andreas Moritz is a medical intuitive; a practitioner of Ayurveda, iridology, shiatsu, and vibrational medicine; a writer; and an artist. He is the author of The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation, Lifting the Veil of Duality, Cancer Is Not a Disease, It's Time to Come Alive, Heart Disease No More, Diabetes No More, Simple Steps to Total Health, Diabetes -- No More, Ending the AIDS Myth and Heal Yourself with Sunlight. For more information, visit the author's website (www.ener-chi.com).


Ear infection- use home-made garlic juice

Stop feeding them mucus all day long whilst hurting their Kidneys forever. This is just filth plain and simple.

Ear Infections: Use a Home Remedy of Garlic Juice

Friday, December 18, 2009 by: Kim Evans

Children are often plagued with ear infections and they're often taken to doctors who ply them with antibiotics. However, antibiotics destroy our healthy bacteria, which is our first line of immune defense. This leaves children, and adults, wide open for numerous health problems later in life after they've taken antibiotics. Ear infections are most often caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus in the ear and the juice of a few cloves of raw garlic with a little water is an effective natural antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-fungal. This simple mixture can be placed right in the ear a couple times a day as an easy home remedy to beat common ear infections.

However, before you do this, you should know that with ear infections, it can be painful while the garlic is killing what needs to be killed. The pain, however, generally lasts just a few minutes and when the problem is eliminated, there will be no pain even with the same dosage of garlic water.

To make the mixture, juice a few cloves of garlic and strain the juice to ensure it's without chunks or solid residue. Then, add approximately five times as much purified water as garlic juice. Then simply tilt your head to the side and pour in some of the garlic water. Keeping your head cocked to the side, let the garlic juice remain in your ear for a few minutes or as long as you can stand. When you're ready, simply tilt your head to the other side to drain the remainder, and rinse your ear in your next shower. With young children, or if you have a low tolerance for pain, you may want to dilute the juice even further.

It generally takes just a dose or two before the pain - and problem - are eliminated. And most would agree that the momentary pain beats having your immune system compromised for the rest of your life - whether you're an adult or child - just because your doctor didn't tell you how to replenish your healthy bacteria after he or she gave you drugs that destroyed them.

If you've already taken antibiotics and are turning to home remedies as a back plan, it's important to also get started in replacing your healthy bacteria. Having an abundance of these friendly microbes in your gut will help you avoid many problems. Dr. Richard Anderson tells us that one dose of antibiotics can wipe out all of our healthy bacteria.

Healthy bacteria are found naturally in raw fermented foods, including sauerkraut, kim chi, and kombucha. Quality yogurts also contain plenty of healthy bacteria, but yogurt is also mucus-forming which contributes to clogged pathways in the body. In particular, mucus-forming foods contribute to clogged sinuses - and clogged sinuses are connected with ear infections. Due to this, it's better to get your healthy bacteria from vegetable-based sources. Healthy bacteria are also available as supplements known as probiotics. Just be sure to purchase a good brand - and one with at least as much of the Bifidobacteria strain as the Lactobacillus bacteria (acidophilus, etc.) strain.


Cleanse and Purify Thyself, Book 1, Richard Anderson, N.D., N.M.D.
The Consumer's Guide to Probiotics, S.K. Dash, Ph.D.


The importance of "good bacteria"

Stick to fermented foods and the likes of unpasteurised Kombucha or Kefir.

Learn about the Importance of Good Bacteria, Part I

Friday, December 18, 2009 by: Dr. David Jockers

The adult intestine contains around 2-4 pounds of bacteria. This bacterial load is 10 times greater than the number of cells within our body. In real numbers, since we are about 75 trillion cells we have approximately 750 trillion bacterial cells within our body. It is astonishing to think about our bodies in such a manner, but we are literally living, breathing bacterial reservoirs.

Although we have been trained by society to dislike and often to fear bacteria and other microorganisms, most of those that populate our systems work in harmony with us in what is called a symbiotic, or mutually benefiting, relationship. There are those, however, that are pathogenic in nature and when they are allowed to accumulate in large numbers, bring about distress and disease. The ideal ratio of progenic (life-supporting) vs. pathogenic (disease forming) species is 85:15. When the pathogenic species grows beyond this ratio, problems begin to occur.

Most of the microorganisms in our body work to support us, as they break down fibers and other larger molecules into smaller, more bioavailable nutrients that our cells can utilize. They also help us to eliminate wastes and other toxins. The gastro-intestinal wall and mesenteric lymph nodes, referred to as the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), normally contain a healthy mucous membrane, which is deeply entrenched with microbes. This region plays a powerful role in immune regulation through a key immunoglobin called secratory IgA. When pathogenic bacteria dominate the region, sIgA levels decline and immune regulation suffers. In addition, toxic waste from the pathogenic species is secreted into the bloodstream, causing a reactive immunological response leading to tissue inflammation. Auto-immune reactions are often triggered through this mechanism.

Probiotics (life enhancing bacteria) are a key inclusion whether it is in your diet and/or through supplementation for immune regulation and overall wellness. Different probiotic species can be separated into adhesive and non-adhesive properties based on their ability to adhere to the mucosal membranes. According to Dr. Bengmark, a leading expert on intestinal microorganisms, "The ability to permanently or temporarily adhere to the mucosal surfaces seems to be important for the optimal function of probiotic bacteria." The greatest health benefits come from the bacterial colonies that are housed in the mucosal membranes. One of these benefits is that they help to strengthen the intestinal wall, preventing unwanted molecules from seeping through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream.

The intake of processed foods, sugars, many pharmaceutical drugs, fluoride, chlorine, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, and other chemicals & industrial wastes destroys the mucosal colonies, causing the intracellular junctions within the intestinal wall to become weak. When this happens, it opens the door for opportunistic infections of pathogenic bacteria, and fungi to take the intestinal reign of power. In addition, large molecules and other toxins are able to easily cross the intestinal cell wall, getting into the bloodstream causing havoc on the rest of the body.

Much of our society believes that yogurt is a great way to reintroduce healthy probiotic strains into our system. However, yogurt primarily contains L. acidophilus, L bulgaricus, enterococcus thermaphilus, and others that are all non-adhesive strains. According to Dr. Bengmark, "Lactobacillus plantarum was the most common bacteria in the food of our ancestors."

L. Plantarum has the ability to adhere and quickly colonize the intestinal mucosa. In addition, it has been shown to compete strongly for food and resources with pathogenic microorganisms, thus minimizing their ability to flourish. In addition, key nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids are preserved, and cacogenic nitrates and other toxins are effectively eliminated through the action of L Plantarum.

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Sun's rest means Earth's cooling

NASA: Quiet Sun Means Dramatic Cooling Of Earth's Upper Atmosphere

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New measurements from a NASA satellite show a dramatic cooling in the upper atmosphere that correlates with the declining phase of the current solar cycle. For the first time, researchers can show a timely link between the Sun and the climate of Earth's thermosphere, the region above 100 km, an essential step in making accurate predictions of climate change in the high atmosphere.

Scientists from NASA's Langley Research Center and Hampton University in Hampton, Va., and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., will present these results at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco from Dec. 14 to 18.

Earth's thermosphere and mesosphere have been the least explored regions of the atmosphere. The NASA Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission was developed to explore the Earth's atmosphere above 60 km altitude and was launched in December 2001. One of four instruments on the TIMED mission, the Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry (SABER) instrument, was specifically designed to measure the energy budget of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere. The SABER dataset now covers eight years of data and has already provided some basic insight into the heat budget of the thermosphere on a variety of timescales.

The extent of current solar minimum conditions has created a unique situation for recent SABER datasets. The end of solar cycle 23 has offered an opportunity to study the radiative cooling in the thermosphere under exceptionally quiescent conditions.

"The Sun is in a very unusual period," said Marty Mlynczak, SABER associate principal investigator and senior research scientist at NASA Langley. "The Earth's thermosphere is responding remarkably -- up to an order of magnitude decrease in infrared emission/radiative cooling by some molecules."

The TIMED measurements show a decrease in the amount of ultraviolet radiation emitted by the Sun. In addition, the amount of infrared radiation emitted from the upper atmosphere by nitric oxide molecules has decreased by nearly a factor of 10 since early 2002. These observations imply that the upper atmosphere has cooled substantially since then. The research team expects the atmosphere to heat up again as solar activity starts to pick up in the next year.

While this warming has no implications for climate change in the troposphere, a fundamental prediction of climate change theory is that the upper atmosphere will cool in response to increasing carbon dioxide. As the atmosphere cools the density will increase, which ultimately may impact satellite operations through increased drag over time.

The SABER dataset is the first global, long-term, and continuous record of the Nitric oxide (NO) and Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the thermosphere.

"We suggest that the dataset of radiative cooling of the thermosphere by NO and CO2 constitutes a first climate data record for the thermosphere," says Mlynczak.

The TIMED data provide a fundamental climate data record for validation of upper atmosphere climate models which is an essential step in making accurate predictions of climate change in the high atmosphere. SABER provides the first long-term measurements of natural variability in key terms of the upper atmosphere climate. As the TIMED mission continues, these data derived from SABER will become important in assessing long term changes due to the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

TIMED is the first mission in the Solar Terrestrial Probes Program within the Heliophysics Division in NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

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Eating on schedule prevents obesity

(NaturalNews) Researchers have long noted that shift workers -- folks like nurses, security personnel and others on the night shift -- are extremely prone to developing metabolic syndrome, a pre-diabetic condition marked by insulin resistance, weight gain around the middle and high cholesterol levels. But why? Do they tend to simply eat too many snacks as they try to stay alert at night or is it related to disruption of the circadian clock, the body's internal master clock in the brain that's set by light exposure? Turns out, according to new research by scientists at the Salk Institute, there's probably another crucial factor: not only is what you eat important to health but when you eat appears to be crucial to weight control and healthy metabolism.

In experiments with mice, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies discovered there's a daily waxing and waning of thousands of genes in the liver, the organ that's the body's metabolic clearinghouse. And this revving up and slowing down is primarily controlled not just by food intake and not by the body's circadian clock, as was previously assumed.

"If feeding time determines the activity of a large number of genes completely independent of the circadian clock, when you eat and fast each day will have a huge impact on your metabolism," said the study's leader Satchidananda (Satchin) Panda, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Salk Institute's Regulatory Biology Laboratory, in a press statement.

The Salk researchers' findings, which are set for publication in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could explain why shift workers are at an unusually high risk for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high cholesterol levels and obesity. "We believe that it is not shift work per se that wreaks havoc with the body's metabolism but changing shifts and weekends, when workers switch back to a regular day-night cycle," Dr. Panda explained.

The new research involved putting mice on a strict feeding schedule. They could eat during an 8 hour period but they had to fast for the next 16 hours. The result? The scientists found that genes that encode enzymes the body needs to break down sugars soar immediately after a meal, while the activity of genes which encode enzymes needed to break down fat increases the most during fasting. Bottom line: a clearly defined daily feeding schedule causes healthy regulation of the enzymes needed for metabolism and optimizes burning of sugar and fat.

"The liver oscillator in particular helps the organism to adapt to a daily pattern of food availability by temporally tuning the activity of thousands of genes regulating metabolism and physiology," Dr. Panda said in the statement to the press. "This regulation is very important, since the absence of a robust circadian clock predisposes the organism to various metabolic dysfunctions and diseases."

In fact, the more defined fasting and feeding periods are, the more robust the regulation. Dr. Panda has tried the scheduled eating himself. He quit eating between 8 pm and 8 am and reported he feels great eating this way. "I even lost weight, although I eat whatever I want during the day," he noted.

Author's note: NaturalNews is opposed to the use of animals in medical experiments that expose them to harm. We present these findings in protest of the way in which they were acquired.

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Cleansing detoxifies the negative past emotions

(NaturalNews) Ever notice that negative emotions sometimes linger past their time? It`s often seen when a person is triggered, or dramatically and adversely affected, by an emotion of the past - perhaps even an emotion from childhood. Different people are triggered by different emotions: anger, hate, blame, fear, and guilt are all common. This is noticeable when the emotional response in the present is more severe than the situation warrants. In fact, people being triggered often feel that another is doing something to cause the emotion in them, even when the facts do not support this. Actually, these are just clues that you`re dealing with stored negative emotions of the past - and you can remove stored negative emotions with deep body cleansing.

Most people don`t know it, but emotions can become trapped in the body. It`s the negative emotions that become trapped, and the reason they become trapped is generally because we didn`t know how to deal with them appropriately when they originally occurred. The consequence is that those stuck emotions then negatively affect us long past their due.

However, with deep cleansing you can release and remove old, trapped negative emotions and end the cycle of being triggered by them. Dr. Richard Anderson explains more in Cleanse and Purify Thyself:

"Emotions get trapped in cells and when we fast or cleanse, these emotion-carrying cells, especially weak, dead, or dying cells are rapidly released from the body. In this way we release forever the emotions that were trapped within those cells."

Dr. Anderson continues to say that most people are more affected by the past than the Now, and that when we cleanse or fast a striking emotional transformation often occurs, especially when mucoid plaque is released.

That most people are more affected by the past than the present is an interesting statement. It`s perhaps most striking when you realize that life and, most importantly, our spiritual reality happens in the Now. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle explains this pretty thoroughly. The downside of residing in your past emotionally is that you`re missing your present spiritual reality and all of the possibilities it brings.

If you`re not familiar with it, mucoid plaque is a toxic and often hardened, rubber-like substance that these days is found in most people's colons. It`s the result of years of poor dietary habits and neglect in cleansing the colon. Deep cleansing, especially colon cleansing, is required to remove it.

Although mucoid plaque is a warehouse for negative emotions, negative emotions can become trapped anywhere in the body. Interestingly, where they`re located can be related to what the emotion is - and stuck emotions often result in behavioral blocks. For example, people with difficulty speaking up for themselves may have trapped emotions that reside in the throat.

Emotions can also be stuck along the meridian of the organ that the emotion relates to. This is understood using Chinese medicine which explains that different organs are connected to different emotions. Chinese medicine also tells us that energy from those organs travels along defined paths in the body, known as meridians.

For example, emotions relating to resentment - which are feelings of anger at a wrong done to you - are often lodged in the shoulders. Resentment is the emotion of the gallbladder, and the gallbladder meridian runs along the shoulders.

It might surprise you how many people think they have tension in their shoulders, but actually have stores of waste there. That waste can then block the energy`s pathway and interfere with the person`s ability to appropriately feel and manage emotions relating to resentment.


Cleanse and Purify Thyself (book 1), Dr. Richard Anderson, N.D., M.N.D.
The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Thought Medicine, Candace B. Pert, Ph. B


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