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Mayonaisse—take 2 boiled eggs and peel the shell---then add to blender ---add cream til you cover the egg and go about a inch above the egg---add to it 30-40 thousands IU’s of Vitamin A ( crush the caplets or tablets to a powder in either a coffee grinder or pestle or blender) add your vitamin D and or Cq 10---what you will have then is a Fat soluble Vitamin with the mix of Lecithin ( from the egg ) the fats from the cream and the fat benefits (109 Linoleic Acid—900 Alpha-Linolenic Acid 600 ---Vitamins: Vitamin A --Vitamin D--17 IU-- Vitamin E ) if in butter ( if you go to that level with the cream ) (mg of Substance per 100 grams) Amino Acids: 400 Carotenoids: Beta-Carotene Fatty Acids: 81,110 Saturated - Short-Cain: Butyric Acid 2,630 Caproic Acid 1,557 --Saturated - Medium-Chain: -Caprylic Acid-906 Capric Acid 2,034 Lauric Acid 2,277 Saturated - Long Chain: Stearic Acid 9,829 Palmitic Acid 21,334 Myristic Acid 8,157 Mono-Unsaturated: Oleic Acid 20,405 Palmitoleic Acid 1,816 Polyunsaturated: Linoleic Acid--1,832 Superunsaturated: -Alpha-Linolenic Acid --1,180 Sterols: Cholesterol 219 Then the benefits of adding all of your fat soluble vitamins in will make them more effective to absorb--- If you like you can herbals as well such as roemary---sage—thyme—oregano—ascorbic acid—powdered goji berry---juniper berry---cinnamon—clove—cardamon—nutmeg---you can alter this by adding powdered walnut and powdeed almond ---about 2 tablespoons of each or 3 tablespoons of either one and allow to blend til thickened you can add even coconut fat ---cocoa fat—even mct oil to this to really enrich the effect of these antioxidants---you can add garlic---ginger ---hawthorn berry powder this will with the seeds and nuts give you more of the omegas 3 and 6---the proteins in the seeds or nuts will be better regulated and you will again see a longer lasting effect on the sugar levels in the system and less appetitie---if you add the garlic you will have an amazing spread with the power of garlic or adding ginger again a different effect--- Either way with the egg mix it becomes a real good spread as a mayonnaise or a dip or a spread over a salad and you will reap the benefits from brain support to liver and gall blader functions to cholesterol regulating to hormonal materials as well---   TOP C   TOP D HOME   Show of Feb 15-2010 Wet summer, more demand could create seed shortage First Discovery of the Female Sex Hormone Progesterone in a Plant Stop selling unlicensed natural health remedies: pharmacy regulators Screening and analysis of spices (Allspice ) with ability to suppress verocytotoxin production by Escherichia coli O157. Recipe--Spray Of Allspice or Clove Ruling on Farmer for producing, selling and marketing raw milk     Wet summer, more demand could create seed shortage. DES MOINES, Iowa – Dreaming of biting into a garden-fresh cucumber sandwich this summer? Better order your seeds now A poor growing season last year and increased orders from Europe could make it difficult for home gardeners to get seeds for the most popular cucumber variety and some vegetables this spring. Farmers, who usually grow different varieties than home gardeners, aren't likely to be affected Seeds for what's known as open-pollinated cucumbers seem to be most scarce, but carrots, snap peas and onions also could be in short supply ."I suspect there will be some seeds you just won't be able to buy if you wait too long on it," said Bill Hart, the wholesale manager in charge of seed purchasing at Chas. C. Hart Seed Company in Wethersfield, Conn. "The sugar snap peas we're not able to get at all, and other companies that have it will sell out pretty quickly." The problem is primarily due to soggy weather last year that resulted in a disappointing seed crop. European seed growers also had a bad year, leading to a big increase in orders for American seeds Demand for seeds in the U.S. soared last year, as the poor economy and worries about chemical use and bacteria contamination prompted many people to establish gardens. Homegrown food seemed safer and more affordable. But some wonder if the wet weather that ruined gardens in many areas last summer will discourage first-time gardeners from planting again . "A lot of people are getting into it, but it was a disastrous year for gardens last year because it was so cold and wet," said wholesale seed distributor Mel Brekke, who owns Brekke's Town and Country near Ames, Iowa Kathy Gocke of Bondurant, Iowa, said she orders seeds early for herself and her county's master . gardener's program and advises others to do the same you do it before the first of January, they have a pretty good stock," Gocke said If Burpee Seeds in Warminster, Pa., bills itself as the largest provider of home garden seeds, and . But Ball said he understands why others might have limited supplies after a big spike in seeds Chief Executive Officer George Ball said the company's huge reserves mean it will have plenty of demand in the past two years . "It was unlike anything I've seen in the past 30 years," he said "It was unlike anything I've seen in the past 30 years," he said Barbara Melera, owner of D. Landreth Seeds of New Freedom, Pa., expects carrot seeds to be especially hard to find because of big orders from Europe, which had a poor crop last year. Also fewer farmers are opting to grow seeds, she said. Many now have switched to growing corn for the biofuels industry "In this country, farmers who grow things for seed are becoming an endangered species," Melera . said. "The farms producing things for seeds is reduced significantly, and in the past two to three years they can get more money for growing corn for ethanol plants than carrots for seeds Jennifer Nothwehr, seed coordinator for the Shenandoah, Iowa-based Earl May seed and nursery business, said she hasn't run into shortages, but her company typically orders its seeds from wholesalers a year in advance. They received and packaged the seeds they'll sell this year last fall, and because they set prices last spring, any shortage won't affect them. Nothwehr also said that while popular varieties, like one known as the straight eight cucumber may be hard to find, others are available "One of the most popular carrots we can't get, but we have four other varieties we can get if a customer wants to try something different," she said customer wants to try something different," she said Hart said his family business has a small retail operation, and he's noticed people coming in .earlier than usual this year, possibly because of worries over a shortage of seeds "I don't know if they're hoping for spring or just hoping to get going," he said . *********************************************************************************** First Discovery of the Female Sex Hormone Progesterone in a Plant Leaves of the walnut tree contain progesterone, the female sex hormone, discovered for the first time in a plant. ----ScienceDaily (Feb. 7, 2010) — In a finding that overturns conventional wisdom, scientists are reporting the first discovery of the female sex hormone progesterone in a plant. Until now, scientists thought that only animals could make progesterone. A steroid hormone secreted by the ovaries, progesterone prepares the uterus for pregnancy and maintains pregnancy. A synthetic version, progestin, is used in birth control pills and other medications.---The discovery is reported in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Natural Products.---"The significance of the unequivocal identification of progesterone cannot be overstated," the article by Guido F. Pauli and colleagues, states. "While the biological role of progesterone has been extensively studied in mammals, the reason for its presence in plants is less apparent." They speculate that the hormone, like other steroid hormones, might be an ancient bioregulator that evolved billions of years ago, before the appearance of modern plants and animals. The new discovery may change scientific understanding of the evolution and function of progesterone in living things.--Scientists previously identified progesterone-like substances in plants and speculated that the hormone itself could exist in plants. But researchers had not found the actual hormone in plants until now. Pauli and colleagues used two powerful laboratory techniques, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy, to detect progesterone in leaves of the Common Walnut, or English Walnut, tree. They also identified five new progesterone-related steroids in a plant belonging to the buttercup family. Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by American Chemical Society, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.---Journal Reference: Pauli et al. Occurrence of Progesterone and Related Animal Steroids in Two Higher Plants. Journal of Natural Products, 2010; 100128124334075 DOI: 10.1021/np9007415 ********************************************************************************************* *****= my Comments on this Nonsense!!!   Stop selling unlicensed natural health remedies: pharmacy regulators Makers of natural-health products say they are bracing for widespread layoffs and millions of dollars in losses after Canada's pharmacy regulators issued a surprise directive recently urging druggists to stop selling unlicensed natural remedies.---The order affects thousands of herbal treatments, multi-vitamins and other products, most of them waiting for approval from Health Canada under a backlogged, five-year-old program to regulate natural-health goods.---The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) says pharmacists cannot be assured the products are safe until they are granted a government licence, and should not sell them in those circumstances. "Pharmacists are obliged to hold the health and safety of the public or patient as their first and foremost consideration," said the association's recently issued position statement.---Representatives of the natural health industry, however, have reacted angrily to the directive issued last month, predicting it will have little impact on patient safety, while triggering an economic "crisis" for their members.---"We are talking about job loss, we are talking about a lot of income loss, we are talking about product stuck in warehouses that cannot be sold," Jean-Yves Dionne, a spokesman for the Canadian Health Food Association, said in an interview.--A statement issued by the association calls the directive self-serving and contrary to federal government policy. ---"It has taken a sledge hammer to a finishing nail," the group said. "It will create confusion for consumers. It is the wrong thing to do."--NAPRA is comprised of representatives of the provincial colleges of pharmacy that regulate the profession. It is now up to the individual provinces to implement the statement. The Ontario and Quebec colleges have already done so, with Ontario pressing pharmacists to not buy or order any more of the affected products, and its neighbour pushing for druggists to also remove unlicensed product already on their shelves, Mr. Dionne said.******* ( Licensed!!!!! Since when is a food or a derivates of foods Licensed????)-*****-Pharmacies, as surprised by the directive as anyone, are caught in the middle, said Jeff Poston of the Canadian Pharmacists Association.---"One of the questions that everybody is asking in the pharmacy world is, ‘Why now?' As far as people can determine, nothing has significantly changed."---A spokesman for NAPRA was not available for comment.--The controversy revolves around Health Canada's natural-health products regime, launched in 2004 to vet treatments that had been virtually unregulated before, in a new system some critics said was still too lax. As it ploughed through tens of thousands of applications for licences, the department said manufacturers could continue selling their products, so long as they had at least applied for approval.—*****The question is who are they going to sell to??? First it will be the drug companies they are targeting then next it will be the health food industry***----The department has issued about 18,000 natural-health licences, while at least 10,000 products are still waiting for certification, industry representatives said. The whole process was supposed to be done by this January.----The natural-food association argues that it makes no sense for the pharmacy regulators to try to block sales of products awaiting licences, when Health Canada itself has said they can be sold pending an approval decision. ---- ******** This is right ---who in the hell do they CODEX think they are to tell us in Canada what we can or cannot do with our food –our right of choice and health even the drugs we use—Last I checked we are an autonomous country unless we got taken over without our knowing about it( doesn’t this sound like agenda 21 ??!!)****The industry is worth an estimated $1.5-billion to $2-billion a year, but many producers are small operations with sales of $1-million to $2-million annually and could be decimated by the directive, Mr. Dionne said. He cited a call he got last week from a manufacturer in Nova Scotia who sells two products -- a homeopathic remedy for diabetes-related pain and a vitamin-based pill -- that are waiting for approval and could be forced off the shelves. ---"They are really panicking out there," he said.--Some manufacturers could sell their products in health-food stores instead, but others rely exclusively on pharmacies, said Mr. Dionne.---Gerry Harrington of Consumer Health Products Canada,***** ( another Goof ball working with the system to undermine it---opinions like this should be reduce to it’s lowest denominator, OH wait coming from this it is at the lowest denominator )another industry group that represents natural-health producers, said his members strongly support the regulations****** ( He never asked me??? What members?? Some fictitious BS numbers ???). NAPRA may be targeting others, though, who are trying to evade any government oversight, he said.---"There is a sub-set of companies out there who have no intention of complying with the regulations, who have taken advantage of the interim approach to essentially ignore the regulations," Mr. Harrington said. "Some companies have chosen ... to lobby politically for an essentially unregulated or minimally regulated industry."**** ( here I agree why should we have heavy regulations when there are already in place safety measures protecting the consumer ) *** the only people getting away with anything were those drug or pharmaceutical companies who are manufacturing industrial waste and calling them vitamins and there not even being monitored---this is a flagrant attack on the industry and consumer choices forcing the extermination of choice for supplements***Meanwhile, Mr. Poston said pharmacists are pressing for the regulators to lessen the disruption by phasing in the policy.-----National [email protected] ************************************************************************************************************* Ruling on Farmer for producing, selling and marketing raw milk An Ontario court just ruled in regards to Regina V Schmidt, (January 21, 2010) the text of the ruling can be found at: The case is in regards to charges being laid against the farmer for producing, selling and marketing raw milk. I’ve read the ruling and concluded that it is probably the most comprehensive, well written, most researched, easiest to read, easiest to understand ruling I’ve ever read. I truly believe there are individuals, even in the court system and in government that want to do and are doing the right thing. This case goes well beyond the desire for individuals to have access to raw milk. I personally believe that this case has sweeping implications in all aspects of health (food / medicine) and the right for the individual to choose … if we do it right. The details of which has been outlined in this ruling. A brief synopsis of the ruling is as follows (this is by no means complete in comparison to the details in the ruling):   1. The Queen has a duty to protect the "vulnerable" 2. The Queen assumes that all individuals engaged in public activity is "vulnerable", including purchasing foods, etc from public vendors 3. The individual has the right to choose protection from the Queen or take responsibility for one self. 4. The burden on the individual who wants to take responsibility for one self is to ensure that those activities are "private" under a private contract and as such there are a few things that must take place to prove that. a. The individual offering the product must fully disclose the risks associated with the use or consumption of that product to the individual consuming the product (aka full disclosure) b. The individual offering the product must take steps to ensure that it is limited to those whom he contracts with and refuse to offer it to the general public. c. Must have free will consent from both parties. d. The individual cannot market the product to the general public or it will fall inside the definition of marketing in the act. But if the marketing is done privately or limited to the members or individuals with which he / she have a private contract rather than to the public in general, then that is ok. e. If the individual follows those basic steps, he / she can proceed with their private business even if it is being held in a commercial space. f. The specific details of the burden of proof can be found on paragraph 158 and 159 of the ruling. 5. The individual must prove due diligence, self governance and rebut the presumptions that the Queen makes, otherwise the Queen will assume that the individual is vulnerable and requires protection meaning that the legislation applies to that individual. Otherwise, the legislation DOES NOT APPLY!   The judge also had some significant rulings and quotes from the Supreme Court of Canada regarding "Legislative Harmonization" which you may be very interested in, especially with your fight against Bill C-6.   Point-Claire (City) v. Quebec ( Labour Court ), [1997] 1.S.C.R. 1015   "There is no doubt that the principle that statues dealing with similar subjects must be presumed to be coherent means that interpretations favouring harmony among statues should prevail over discordant ones …"   There are many pages of similar quotes in this ruling that argue that the legislation must be in harmony and based on my own research, discussions with other freedom fighters and receipts of emails from your group, Bill C-6 does not follow these requirements as outlined by the Supreme Court of Canada. The individual has the right to choose to waive the "benefit" of protection from the Queen. There is a burden upon that individual to rebut the presumption, but the courts (including the Supreme Court) have held for some time that if the individual demonstrates that they have done their "due diligence" the legislation no longer applies to that individual (via free will choice) and the Queen no longer has a duty to protect that individual. It is my opinion that this case is extremely important no only to those who want to consume raw milk, but also to the millions of people who want to consume other types of food, vitamins, minerals, supplements, alternative health care, etc, etc ,etc. I teach people about what it is going to take to be a responsible, self governing adults from the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. We may have moved away from our biological parents when we turned 18, but the Queen Mother resumed (and presumed) the responsibilities of looking after us until we get to the point where we choose to be a mature adult in all aspects of our lives. The Queen Mother is behaving as if we must prove to her that we are adults now (no longer vulnerable) and the courts have actually outlined the burden of proof to do just that. This ruling covers way more than what I’ve shared here today, but there is too much to discuss using this medium. I will be going through the ruling in detail this Wednesday evening (7pm) at the St. Andrews Church located at 12810 – 111 Ave in Edmonton. I would encourage anybody that is involved in alternative health, food, vitamins, medicine, etc to come if they want help in understanding the implications of this ruling and how they can takes steps to rebut the presumption that the Queen makes and actually take full responsibility for their lives as self governing, responsible, accountable adults. Space is limited to 60 individuals and it is over ½ full already. The ruling is easy to read for most, so I do encourage you to read through it yourself and come to your own understanding and conclusions. We are asking $10 at the door to cover costs. Note to all: I’ve blind carbon copied this e-mail (to protect their right to privacy) to key members of our group and to a number of alternative health care professionals in the Edmonton and Toronto Area. Feel free to send this out to others whom you feel may be interested in the implications of this case. Please e-mail me if you’re interested in attending. If the demand is greater than the capacity of the room, I will setup a special evening in a larger venue to discuss this case. But I need to know from those who are interested, otherwise I will assume that the room we have is enough to accommodate the group. We will turn people away if we exceed the capacity of the room. ******************************************************************************************* Screening and analysis of spices (Allspice ) with ability to suppress verocytotoxin production by Escherichia coli O157. J Food Sci. 2009 Oct;74(8):M461-6 ---Authors: Takemasa N, Ohnishi S, Tsuji M, Shikata T, Yokoigawa K To reduce the amounts of verocytotoxin (VT) produced by Escherichia coli O157:H7, various spices were screened for their ability to suppress VT production. Extracts of these spices were prepared with 70% ethyl alcohol. When E. coli O157:H7 cells were grown to the stationary phase at 37 degrees C in Luria-Bertani medium supplemented with 0.02% allspice extract, the production of both VT1 and VT2 was significantly reduced. Neither growth inhibition nor a delay in the lag phase was observed when the cells were cultured in the presence of 0.02% allspice extract. An active component of the allspice extract was purified by HPLC and was identified as eugenol. When we examined the suppressive effect of eugenol on VT production by E. coli O157:H7, the amounts of both intracellular and extracellular VTs were found to decrease with an increase in eugenol concentration. Our results suggest that eugenol is useful for reducing the virulence of E. coli O157:H7. PMID: 19799674 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Recipe Spray Of Allspice or Clove--- Take the essential oil of Clove or Allspice then add the one drop or 2 drops in a spritzer type bottle that is glass—add Vodka or Gin or Tequila or Rum ( make sure they are clear—you want this as clean as possible to be used on spraying anything you may want to clear up ) then apply this by spraying over anything you may think might be contaminated with ecoli or any other bacterial contaminant---rinse of with water and proceed to prepare your meal or salad----you can use this as well as a dental pain relief just by spraying in the mouth and then allowing the spray to mix with the saliva and direct to the area of pain –relief will be in seconds----you can as well buy the allspice balls and fusing them in a wine or or ---take 1 -2 tablespoons of the all spice –add ½ cup of wine and then blend them together in a blender for 5-8 minutes at high speed—this will cause a fusion of the 2---then when finish strain through a handkerchief or filter and bottle this In glass this will effectively can be used as a protection for this as well---you can do the same thing but using oil ---can be used for digestive issues or even for sanitizing the lower GI –use 1 tsp after meals---this to will reduce or eliminate parasite eggs that may have gotten through as a result of food contaminants TOP D   TOP E HOME Hypocrisy oh Health Canada Herbal Medicines Can Be Lethal, Pathologist Warns—Another Agenda 21 game EARTHQUAKE SAFETY Resistant Wheat Goes for the Gut to Protect Against Hessian Flies Quinoa and buckwheat top nutrition tables for gluten-free Recipe Show of the week 2-19-2010 Hypocrisy oh Health Canada As someone who has followed the Natural Health Product Regulations from their origins in 1997, I found NHPD Director General, Michelle Boudreau’s comments in the January 2009 Alive, (Natural Health Regulations - A View from the Top), to be full of half-truths and inaccuracies.--In hypnotic bureaucratic style, Boudreau repeated the terms "safe and effective" twelve times in her responses, and "risk" nine times. Those unfamiliar with the topic likely came away with the impression that a meaningful proportion of Natural Health Products (NHPs) are risky, and that Health Canada’s regulations are necessary to ensure "safe and effective" products. Yet not even one Canadian death has ever been attributed to an NHP, and talking to manufacturers, (as I have for many years), not a single one thinks that Health Canada’s regulations have made their products any more safe or effective than they ever were. Rather, they are just more expensive and there are less of them. After all, the regulations are a pure paper chase. Health Canada no longer has any labs, and doesn’t test anything in house, pharmaceuticals included. If Health Canada is so concerned with ensuring "that all Canadians have ready access to natural health products that are safe, effective, and of high quality…" why did they endlessly harass Nutraceutical Inc. for four years until the makers of the Solaray and Kal brands finally closed their Canadian operations? Backed by excellent science, their products are some of the highest quality, most extensively tested supplements anywhere in the world! Indeed, after submitting over 500 NHP license applications, the constant hassles, blocked shipments, and hundreds of thousands the company spent on legal fees indicate that Health Canada wanted them to leave. When the regulations started in 2004 Canadians could domestically purchase an estimated 70,000 products. Five years later only an estimated 40,000 products remain, over 20,000 U.S. imports have been blocked, and by the January 2010 deadline it is unlikely that any more than 15,000 products will be licensed. And this includes virtually no multi-ingredient products. At a 2004 consultation for NHP stakeholders in Edmonton, Heather Troop of the NHPD repeatedly stated that "by far" the number one request Health Canada got in its cross-country consultations with Canadians was they wanted "greater access to a wider variety of NHPs". If as Boudreau claims, "The NHP regulations are a direct response to Canadian consumers’ expressed desire for a regulatory system…" why is Health Canada then turning around and doing the exact opposite of what the majority of Canadians requested? This calls into question the true motivations behind the regulations. It appears Health Canada is more intent on reducing the size of Canada’s natural health industry, and getting rid of its health food stores, than with fulfilling Canadians’ "expressed desire." ----I dread the day when Canada gets hit with a major infective epidemic. When the hospitals are full and the public turns to natural products to protect themselves, only to find that the few remaining products are only moderately effective because so many of the best ones were forced off the market by Health Canada. As pointed out by Michele Brill-Edwards, a former Senior Physician Responsible for Prescription Drug Approval at Health Canada (who resigned so she could "bear witness to what was going on"), a major problem with Health Canada as a regulatory agency is that it is responsible for enforcing the very same policies that it created, and this in turn creates huge potential for conflicts of interest. With a background in law and pharmacy, Michelle Boudreau was a major and direct participant in the formation of the NHPD regulations, and regardless of her personal ethics or attributes, for this reason alone she should never have been appointed as the NHPD Director General. After all, our police departments do not write our laws for good reason. John Biggs BSc – Nutrition Nutritional Consulting Practitioner Owner – Optimum Health Vitamins, Edmonton   Herbal Medicines Can Be Lethal, Pathologist Warns ScienceDaily (Feb. 12, 2010) — A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist has sounded a worldwide warning of the potential lethal dangers of herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs.---A paper by Professor Roger Byard published in the US-based Journal of Forensic Sciences outlines the highly toxic nature of many herbal substances, which a large percentage of users around the world mistakenly believe are safe.---"There's a false perception that herbal remedies are safer than manufactured medicines, when in fact many contain potentially lethal concentrations of arsenic, mercury and lead," Professor Byard says.---"These substances may cause serious illnesses, exacerbate pre-existing health problems or result in death, particularly if taken in excess or injected rather than ingested."---Professor Byard says there can also be fatal consequences when some herbal medicines interact with prescription drugs.---"As access to such products is largely unrestricted and many people do not tell their doctor they are taking herbal medicines for fear of ridicule, their contribution to death may not be fully appreciated during a standard autopsy."--An analysis of 251 Asian herbal products found in United States stores identified arsenic in 36 of them, mercury in 35 and lead in 24 of the products.----In one documented case a 5-year-old boy who had ingested 63 grams of "Tibetan herbal vitamins" over a period of four years was diagnosed with lead poisoning. Another case involved a young boy with cancer of the retina whose parents resorted to a traditional Indian remedy that caused arsenic poisoning.---A herbal medicine known as Chan su, used to treat sore throats, boils and heart palpitations, contains the venomous secretions of Chinese toads, which can cause cardiac arrests or even comas, according to Professor Byard.---Other side effects of herbal medicines can include liver, renal and cardiac failure, strokes, movement disorders, muscle weakness and seizures.----"Herbal medicines are frequently mixed with standard drugs, presumably to make them more effective. This can also have devastating results," Professor Byard says.---In his paper he cites the case of an epileptic patient on prescription medicine who had also ingested a Chinese herbal preparation and lapsed into a coma. Cushing's syndrome, a hormonal disorder, has also been linked to the ingestion of steroids and herbal cures mixed together. Some herbal medicines may also have a variety of effects on standard drugs, according to Professor Byard. St John's Wort can reduce the effects of warfarin and cause intermenstrual bleeding in women taking the oral contraceptive pill.---Gingko and garlic also increase the risk of bleeding with anticoagulants and certain herbal remedies such as Borage Oil and Evening Primrose Oil lower the seizure threshold in epileptics.---Professor Byard says the American Society of Anesthesiologists has recommended its patients discontinue using herbal medicines at least two weeks before surgery because of the risks of herbal and drug interaction, including an increased chance of hemorrhaging.---Herbal medicines have become increasingly popular in western countries in recent years, with an estimated 30% of United States citizens using them, often without their doctor's knowledge.---"Forensic pathologists the world over need to become more aware of the contribution that herbal medicines are playing in a range of deaths, that is not currently recognised," Professor Byard says. Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by University of Adelaide. ~~~~~~~The facts and the fallacy mixed here all in one---yes a mixing of supplements with pharmaceuticals will always get you in hot water ---never take any supplement with any pharmaceuticals and in fact wait 2 hours either way ---taking the drug then wait to take your supplement or the other way around---again a 2 hour window---Now what I find amusing here is that you can buy cigarettes which have over 4000 carcinogens, and that is ok, you can add neurotoxins in foods, excitotoxins in foods and that is ok---you can have aluminum and mercury and other toxic metals in prescription drugs and that is ok---Agenda 21 is well in progress and again these are nothing more the scare mongering and false alarms to frighten the ignorant---giving you a superstitious idea of the " Dangers" of something which is not unless you abuse whatever you are taking---A 5 year old should not be ingesting almost 2 ounces of any herb unless it is singular and it is for a reason ---the game again is to cause doubt and fear---the next time you eat garlic---keep in mind it can kill you just as easy as a pharmaceutical---the next time you eat nutmeg or clove or cinnamon remember they to can kill you just like a drug---remember the next time you breathe this to can kill you because of all the pollutants and chem. Trails you are breathing in---when seeing these kind of reports do not be alarmed at the report but rather be alarmed at what they are doing to you with this false advertising and fear mongering---it is always the way of seduction to sell you an idea of being or feeling safe, and the worse case is that what is supposed to make you feel safe is in fact the thing you need to fear the most—false security!!!! ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~   EARTHQUAKE SAFETY Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them. This space is what I call the "triangle of life". The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the "triangles" you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY 1) Most everyone who simply "ducks and covers" WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed. 2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake... It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it. 3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs 4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on The back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake. 5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair. 6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed! 7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different "moment of frequency" (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged. 8) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked. 9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway... The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them. 10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.   Resistant Wheat Goes for the Gut to Protect Against Hessian Flies ScienceDaily (Feb. 11, 2010) — Resistant wheat plants stave off attacks by Hessian fly larvae by essentially destroying the fly's midgut and its ability to absorb nutrients, according to a study by Purdue University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. --Hessian fly larvae midguts -- similar to human intestines -- were observed in three different feeding situations. Larvae on susceptible plants had normal midgut function. Those that were given nothing to eat showed no damage to the midgut, though they starved. But those on plants resistant to Hessian flies showed serious midgut disruption. --Richard Shukle and Christie Williams, research scientists with the USDA Agricultural Research Service Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit and Purdue adjunct associate professors of entomology, and Subhashree Subramanyam, a research associate in agronomy, had their findings published in the early online edition of the Journal of Insect Physiology.---Shukle said that within three hours, larvae feeding on resistant wheat had abnormal microvilli, fingerlike appendages that extend inward from the walls of the midgut to increase surface area for nutrient absorption. By six hours, the microvilli were nearly destroyed and the midgut was void of food.---"Some chemical or compound they're encountering from the resistant plant is causing the microvilli to become disrupted, and it's happening very quickly," Shukle said. "The midgut is certainly one of the major targets of the defense compounds elicited from a resistant plant. There could be other targets, but the midgut is a major target."The research also showed that Hessian fly midguts are lacking a peritrophic membrane, a common insect feature that protects the microvilli from toxic substances.---Hessian flies cause considerable damage to wheat crops, with grain yields reduced as much as 20 bushels per acre with moderate infestation levels. There are about a half dozen undeployed genes identified in wheat that offer high resistance to Hessian flies and could be deployed to defend the plants. But understanding how the resistance genes stave off Hessian flies is important because the fly has overcome or is overcoming several genes initially deployed to protect wheat lines. ---Williams and Subramanyam believe lectins could be one of the toxic substances causing the midgut disruption. Lectins are proteins that bind carbohydrates. --Williams said resistant wheat plants contain higher levels of proteins made by the Hessian fly responsive genes, called Hfr-1 and Hfr-3, than susceptible plants. Studies have shown that the protein made by Hfr-1 is a lectin, and the protein made by Hfr-3 is lectin-like. ---The fly larvae activate the genes responsible for resistance, and Williams and Subramanyam believe those genes may be triggering lectin function. ---"Lectins are one of the toxins in resistant plants, and they are probably targeting the microvilli," Subramanyam said. ---Shukle said he will next try to determine what is attaching to the microvilli causing the disruption and will test the Hfr-1 protein to see if it is toxic to the flies. ----The USDA ARS Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit funded the research.--- Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by Purdue University. Original article written by Brian Wallheimer.---Journal Reference: Shukle et al. Ultrastructural changes in the midguts of Hessian fly larvae feeding on resistant wheat. Journal of Insect Physiology, 2010; DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.01.005 ~~~~~~ Potentially why you may be having intestinal issues or stomach issue---if this resistant wheat is damaging the flies midgut---and it is very similar to our own then the results will be the same---and the damage will as well---Remember GMO or GE foods will affect the Genetic code of us as well and cause DNA damge this has been proven with other animal species---to think it will affect these animals and Not Humans is an arrogance and not sound science~~~~~~~~   Quinoa and buckwheat top nutrition tables for gluten-free The polyphenol content of quinoa and buckwheat flours may enhance the nutritional profile of gluten-free formulations, and may be a better option than amaranth, says a new study. ---The findings could lead to enhanced products for the blossoming gluten-free food market, worth almost $1.6bn last year, according to Packaged Facts, and experiencing a compound annual growth rate of 28 per cent over four years. ---Sufferers of coeliac disease have to avoid all gluten in their diet, but diagnosis is not the only factor. Other sectors of the population, such as those who have self-diagnosed wheat or gluten intolerance or who believe gluten-free to be a healthier way of eating, are also strong drivers. ----But against this backdrop of popularity, there have been concerns that some gluten-free products on the market made with rice, corn and potato flour and xanthan or guar gum to improve texture have sub-optimal levels of essential nutrients. -----"Improving the nutritional quality of gluten-free products is essential, as the presently available gluten-free products in the market have been shown to be of poor nutritional quality," wrote the researchers, led by Eimear Gallagher from the Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc. ---According to their results, published in Food Chemistry, bread made from quinoa and buckwheat had significantly higher nutritional content in terms of antioxidants and polyphenol than wheat bread. ----"Therefore, these pseudocereal seeds represent feasible ingredients in gluten-free baking for increasing the antioxidant properties and phenolic content of gluten-free breads, and improving their overall nutritional quality," they stated. Study details Gallagher and her co-workers examined the polyphenol and antioxidant content of extracts of amaranth, quinoa, and buckwheat, and compared them to wheat. They subsequently investigated how sprouting and baking affected the results. According to their findings, buckwheat topped the rankings for phenol content, followed by quinoa, then wheat, and finally amaranth. Analysis of using chromatography showed the main phenols were phenolic acids, catechins, flavanol, flavone and flavonol glycosides. ---Baking (breadmaking) of all samples led to a reduction in total phenol content and antioxidant activity, but "all of the breads containing pseudocereals showed significantly higher antioxidant capacity when compared with the gluten-free control", said the researchers. Science grows The study supports earlier findings from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in New York, which found that replacing standard gluten-free flours with those made from ‘alternative’ grains like oats and quinoa may improve intakes of protein, iron, calcium and fibre, according to researchers ----"By adding three servings of gluten-free alternative grains, the nutrients (fiber, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate and iron) are improved," wrote the researchers, led by Anne Lee, in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Supply issues In a review in the journal Trends in Food Science & Technology (2010, Vol. 21, pp 106-113) co-authored by Professor Arendt, it is noted that, despite the successful formulation of gluten-free products using these ‘pseudo-cereals’ "availability of these products in the market is still quite limited. More research is necessary to fully exploit the functionality of these seeds as gluten-free ingredients in the production of palatable products which are also nutritionally balanced," they added.