Slow acting protein extract from fruit pulp of Momordica charantia with insulin secretagogue and insulinomimetic activities. Biol Pharm Bull. 2006 Jun;29(6):1126-31--Authors: Yibchok-anun S, Adisakwattana S, Yao CY, Sangvanich P, Roengsumran S, Hsu WH The protein from Thai bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) fruit pulp was extracted and studied for its hypoglycemic effect. Subcutaneous administration of the protein extract (5, 10 mg/kg) significantly and markedly decreased plasma glucose concentrations in both normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats in a dose-dependent manner. The onset of the protein extract-induced antihyperglycemia/hypoglycemia was observed at 4 and 6 h in diabetic and normal rats, respectively. This protein extract also raised plasma insulin concentrations by 2 fold 4 h following subcutaneous administration. In perfused rat pancreas, the protein extract (10 microg/ml) increased insulin secretion, but not glucagon secretion. The increase in insulin secretion was apparent within 5 min of administration and was persistent during 30 min of administration. Furthermore, the protein extract enhanced glucose uptake into C2C12 myocytes and 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Time course experiments performed in rat adipocytes revealed that M. charantia protein extract significantly increased glucose uptake after 4 and 6 h of incubation. Thus, the M. charantia protein extract, a slow acting chemical, exerted both insulin secretagogue and insulinomimetic activities to lower blood glucose concentrations in vivo. PMID: 16755004 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Bitter Melon Extract Decreased Breast Cancer Cell Growth ScienceDaily (Feb. 23, 2010) — Bitter melon extract, a common dietary supplement, exerts a significant effect against breast cancer cell growth and may eventually become a chemopreventive agent against this form of cancer, according to results of a recent study.---"Our findings suggest that bitter melon extract modulates several signal transduction pathways, which induces breast cancer cell death," said lead researcher Ratna B. Ray, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pathology at Saint Louis University. "This extract can be utilized as a dietary supplement for the prevention of breast cancer."---Results of this study are published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.---Previous research has shown Momordica charantia, also known as bitter melon, to have hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects, according to Ray. Because of these effects, the extract is commonly used in folk medicines as a remedy for diabetes in locales such as India, China and Central America, according to the researchers.---Using human breast cancer cells and primary human mammary epithelial cells in vitro, Ray and colleagues found the mechanism of bitter melon extract significantly decreased proliferation, that is, cell growth and division, and induced death in breast cancer cells. These early results offer an encouraging path for research into breast cancer.---"Breast cancer is a major killer among women around the world, and in that perspective, results from this study are quite significant," said Rajesh Agarwal, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Pharmacy. "This study may provide us with one more agent as an extract that could be used against breast cancer if additional studies hold true."---According to Agarwal, the Cancer Research associate editor for this study, the simple study design, clear-cut results and the overall importance of these findings in breast cancer prevention makes this research different from previous research.---However, he stressed that "this study is only a step towards establishing the cancer preventive efficacy of bitter melon against breast cancer." Additional studies are needed to further understand the molecular targets of bitter melon extract in cancer cells, as well as for establishing its in vivo efficacy. Agarwal gave a note of caution, stating that while these results do provide hope as an anti-cancer agent, it is important to establish the validity of these results in animal models before adding them to one's diet to inhibit breast cancer cell growth.---Ray and colleagues are currently conducting follow-up studies using a number of cancer cell lines to examine the anti-proliferative effect of the extract. They are also planning a preclinical trial to evaluate its chemopreventive efficacy by oral administration.---Bitter melon extract is cultivated in Asia, Africa and South America. Extract of this vegetable is being popularized as a dietary supplement in Western Countries, since it is known to contain additional glycosides such as mormordin, vitamin C, carotenoids, flavanoids and polyphenols. Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by American Association for Cancer Research, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS A Ton Of Bitter Melon Produces Sweet Results For Diabetes ScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2008) — Scientists have uncovered the therapeutic properties of bitter melon, a vegetable and traditional Chinese medicine, that make it a powerful treatment for Type 2 diabetes.--Teams from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica pulped roughly a tonne of fresh bitter melon and extracted four very promising bioactive components. These four compounds all appear to activate the enzyme AMPK, a protein well known for regulating fuel metabolism and enabling glucose uptake.--"We can now understand at a molecular level why bitter melon works as a treatment for diabetes," said Professor David James, Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Program at Garvan. "By isolating the compounds we believe to be therapeutic, we can investigate how they work together in our cells."People with Type 2 diabetes have an impaired ability to convert the sugar in their blood into energy in their muscles. This is partly because they don't produce enough insulin, and partly because their fat and muscle cells don't use insulin effectively, a phenomenon known as 'insulin resistance'.--Exercise activates AMPK in muscle, which in turn mediates the movement of glucose transporters to the cell surface, a very important step in the uptake of glucose from the circulation into tissues in the body. This is a major reason that exercise is recommended as part of the normal treatment program for someone with Type 2 diabetes.--The four compounds isolated in bitter melon perform a very similar action to that of exercise, in that they activate AMPK.--Garvan scientists involved in the project, Drs Jiming Ye and Nigel Turner, both stress that while there are well known diabetes drugs on the market that also activate AMPK, they can have side effects.--"The advantage of bitter melon is that there are no known side effects," said Dr Ye. "Practitioners of Chinese medicine have used it for hundreds of years to good effect."Garvan has a formal collaborative arrangement with the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica. In addition to continuing to work together on the therapeutic potential of bitter melon, we will be exploring other Chinese medicines. Professor Yang Ye, from the Shanghai Institute and a specialist in natural products chemistry, isolated the different fractions from bitter melon and identified the compounds of interest.--"Bitter melon was described as "bitter in taste, non-toxic, expelling evil heat, relieving fatigue and illuminating" in the famous Compendium of Materia Medica by Li Shizhen (1518-1593), one of the greatest physicians, pharmacologists and naturalists in China's history," said Professor Ye. "It is interesting, now that we have the technology, to analyse why it has been so effective."--"Some of the compounds we have identified are completely novel. We have elucidated the molecular structures of these compounds and will be working with our colleagues at Garvan to decipher their actions at a molecular level. We assume it's working through a novel pathway inside cells, and finding that pathway is going to be very interesting."--The results are published online March 27 in the international journal Chemistry & Biology. Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Ø Recipe for Sugar Reduction and Insulin Regulating---take bitter melon ( dry form) and add ¼ cup of this into a pot of water ( 2 pint or 1 litre) add 1-2 strips of cinnamon bark---1 tablespoon of juniper berry-- add 1-2 strips of seaweed or 1tsp of dry—1 tsp of nettle—and boil together---let cool and drink this several times a day---Should see sugar come out in the urine as well as in other areas---may see insulin levels go down as well—Supplements to take with this would be alpha lipoic acid + acetyl L carnitine ( 200 mgs of the ALA---and 500mgs of the Acetyl l carnitine ) –Minerals should be zinc 30 mgs+ manganese 5-9 mgs+ magnesium citrate 200 mgs+ potassium 200 mgs ( or 1 cap at 99mgs 2 times a day )—the big key here is to lay off all-SOY—CANOLA---SUGAR ( processed) ( all breads and cereals today processed or using treated materials are toxic to us )—Definitely No Bananas ( unless eaten black due to the sugar levels going down and the fermented minerals rise –No grapes—Raisons---Watermelons—High Fructose Corn Syrup Definitely out---No pasta or rice or cereal For 5 days and see the impact now do this for a month and slowly introduce bread that are rye—barley---oat---buckwheat---quinoa---amaranth---millet---these will still be cereals but maybe less toxic and less manipulated then the mainstream grains ******************************************************************** GM Crops Facing Meltdown in the USA Major crops genetically modified for just two traits -herbicide tolerance and insect resistance – are ravaged by super weeds and secondary pests in the heartland of GMOs as farmers fight a losing battle with more of the same; a fundamental shift to organic farming practices may be the only salvation Dr. Mae-Wan Ho ---Please circulate widely, keeping all links unchanged, and submit to your government representatives demanding an end to GM crops and support for non-GM organic agriculture---Two traits account for practically all the genetically modified (GM) crops grown in the world today: herbicide-tolerance (HT) due to glyphosate-insensitive form of the gene coding for the enzyme targeted by the herbicide, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS), derived from soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens, and insect-resistance due to one or more toxin genes derived from the soil bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis). Commercial planting began around 1997 in the United States, the heartland of GM crops, and increased rapidly over the years. By now, GM crops have taken over 85-91 percent of the area planted with the three major crops, soybean, corn and cotton in the US ] (see Table 1), which occupy nearly 171 million acres. –The ecological time-bomb that came with the GM crops has been ticking away, and is about to explode. --HT crops encouraged the use of herbicides, resulting in herbicide-resistant weeds that demand yet more herbicides. But the increasing use of deadly herbicide and herbicide mixtures has failed to stall the advance of the palmer super weed in HT crops. At the same time, secondary pests such as the tarnished plant bug, against which Bt toxin is powerless, became the single most damaging insect for US cotton. Monster plants that can’t be killed It is the Day of the Triffids - not the genetically modified plants themselves as alluded to in John Wyndham’s novel -but "super weeds that can’t be killed" , created by the planting of genetically modified HT crops, as seen on ABC TV news. --The scene is set at harvest time in Arkansas October 2009. Grim-faced farmers and scientists speak from fields infested with giant pigweed plants that can withstand as much glyphosate herbicide as you can afford to douse on them. One farmer spent US$0.5 million in three months trying to clear the monster weeds in vain; they stop combine harvesters and break hand tools. Already, an estimated one million acres of soybean and cotton crops in Arkansas have become infested.********** Personnel Observation---I think it is the balance of nature trying to end the anomally—so things are actually working to remove this genetic abnormality and the defence mechanism is acting as it shoud to remove what was not intended to be used as a plant or food source******** The palmer amaranth or palmer pigweed is the most dreaded weed. It can grow 7-8 feet tall, withstand withering heat and prolonged droughts, produce thousands of seeds and has a root system that drains nutrients away from crops. If left unchecked, it would take over a field in a year. --Meanwhile in North Carolina Perquimans County, farmer and extension worker Paul Smith has just found the offending weed in his field , and he too, will have to hire a migrant crew to remove the weed by hand. The resistant weed is expected to move into neighbouring counties. It has already developed resistance to at least three other types of herbicides. herbicide-resistance in weeds is nothing new. Ten weed species in North Carolina and 189 weed species nationally have developed resistance to some herbicide. A new herbicide is unlikely to come out, said Alan York, retired professor of agriculture from North Carolina State University and national weed expert TOP A TOP B HOME Show of March 05 - 2010 Canada On The Verge Of Approving Enviropigs - Millions Of Canadians Will Soon Be Eating Mouse-Pig Hybrids There has been no global warming since 1995 AC-Air Conditioning Dangers Types of Water Some Solutions to ANTI-PAIN!!! Canada On The Verge Of Approving Enviropigs - Millions Of Canadians Will Soon Be Eating Mouse-Pig Hybrids The Canadian government is on the verge of approving the introduction of extremely bizarre genetically modified pigs into the Canadian food supply. These new mouse/pig hybrids have been dubbed "enviropigs" and are being touted as being much better for the environment. This new "breed" of Yorkshire pigs was created by scientists in Ontario at the University of Guelph, who spliced in genes from mice to decrease the amount of phosphorus produced in the pigs' excrement. So soon millions of Canadians will be eating meat from mouse/pig hybrid creatures and most of them will not even realize it. It is expected that approval for this new "brand" of pigs will be sought in the United States as well. But this is hardly the first time that scientists have mixed two kinds of animals together in an attempt to create creatures that will be beneficial for humanity. --The truth is that scientists around the world are now creating bizarre hybrid "animals" on a regular basis. Over the past couple of decades the field of genetic modification has made extraordinary advances, and now researchers and scientists seem very eager to exploit these new technologies.So what kind of weird, mysterious creatures have scientists been creating? --Well, what would you think of a cat that glows in the dark? -They really exist.--A genetically modified cat named Mr. Green Genes was the very first fluorescent cat created in the United States. Under an ultraviolet light, Mr. Green Genes puts off a very strange bright green glow.---So perhaps in the future not only can your cat cuddle up to you and keep you warm - it could also serve as a night light.--But U.S. researchers were not even the first ones to do this to cats. A team of scientists in South Korea had previously created a cat that glows red under ultraviolet light.--Now why in the world would scientists do this kind of a thing?---Well, because they can. But scientists have created creatures that are even more bizarre than fluorescent cats. -One Canadian company is actually producing spider goats. Yes, it is true. A Canadian company known as Nexia has created goats that are genetically modified to be part spider.---The reason for this bizarre genetic modification is to get goats that will produce spider silk protein in their milk. This spider silk protein is then collected, purified and spun into incredibly strong fibers. Reportedly, the fibers that are produced are more durable than Kevlar, more flexible than nylon, and stronger than steel.--This substance has industrial and military applications that are apparently extremely valuable.--But when you tell most people that spider goats exist they will just laugh at you.--If that is the response that you get when you tell someone about spider goats, just show them the following video.--The YouTube video posted below contains a television news report that discusses how these spider goats are created and what this company is doing with the spider silk that these spider goats are producing.... So does all of this tampering with the environment disturb you?--After all, at least scientists are not creating human/animal hybrid creatures, right? Wrong. The truth is that human/pig hybrid creatures will soon be legally grown inside of the United States. This is being publicly announced and almost nobody is getting upset about it. What is being described as a "cutting edge" new program will actually produce pigs with human genes in them. These hybrid pigs will be "grown" in order to produce organs for transplants into humans. Does this bother you? Perhaps it would bother you more if you knew exactly where these pigs are to be grown. In Missouri. That's right - human/pig hybrids are going to be raised right in the middle of the United States. So is it possible that such creatures could end up in our food supply? No? You don't think they would ever do that to us? Don't be so sure. The FDA has already announced that the offspring of cloned animals could be in our food supply right now and that there is nothing that they can do about it. Of course they have plenty of time to conduct military style raids of Amish farmers, but apparently they have no time to figure out if our food supply is tainted by cloned animals. Yes, this is really happening. In fact, the FDA has said that it is basically a non-issue to them. Of course most Americans eat tomatoes with roach genes in them and most Americans eat corn with insecticide grown inside of it on a regular basis, so why should we get upset about what is in our meat? So does any of this seem incredibly evil to you? It should. That is because all of this is incredibly evil. Creating bizarre hybrid creatures is not a new thing. Did you know that the 3000 year old book of Jasher (a book of ancient history that is quoted in the Biblical books of Joshua and II Samuel) speaks of genetic engineering that was going on in the days of Noah? It is true. How they did it remains a great unexplained mystery, but according to ancient sources this is apparently what was going on. Jasher 4:18 tells us this.... "and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord" According to the book of Jasher, God was not pleased at all that they were corrupting the wonderful environment that He had created for all of us.--This mixing of animals is also reflected in the ancient book of Enoch. The book of Enoch is directly quoted by the book of Jude in the New Testament, and it tells us a great deal about what was going on in the world before the Flood. Enoch 7:14 tells us this.... And they began to sin against birds, beasts, reptiles, and fish, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood. So apparently they were not only mixing animals together - they were eating them too. Just like we are starting to do. But instead of learning the lessons of the past we are making the same mistakes. We think that we are so "technologically advanced", but the reality is that we are just indulging in the same foolishness as they did in the ancient world. So what is so wrong with genetic modification? The truth is that once you let the genie out of the bottle you can't put it back in. We have found that out with genetically modified crops. Natural strains can literally be bred into extinction once strains of genetically modified crops become widespread enough. We may think that we are improving the environment through our reckless experimentation, but what if our best efforts go horribly, horribly wrong? The unintended consequences of our reckless genetic meddling may be far worse than any of us ever imagined. The reality is that God said not to mix plants and animals together like this. But we are doing it anyway. Hopefully we are not completely destroying the one and only earth that we have in the process. There has been no global warming since 1995 Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits--- There has been no global warming since 1995 · Data for vital 'hockey stick graph' has gone missing · There has been no global warming since 1995 · Warming periods have happened before - but NOT due to man-made changes Data: Professor Phil Jones admitted his record keeping is 'not as good as it should be' The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.---Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers. --Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’.---The data is crucial to the famous ‘hockey stick graph’ used by climate change advocates to support the theory. ----Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.---And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.---The admissions will be seized on by sceptics as fresh evidence that there are serious flaws at the heart of the science of climate change and the orthodoxy that recent rises in temperature are largely man-made.----Professor Jones has been in the spotlight since he stepped down as director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit after the leaking of emails that sceptics claim show scientists were manipulating data.---The raw data, collected from hundreds of weather stations around the world and analysed by his unit, has been used for years to bolster efforts by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to press governments to cut carbon dioxide emissions.-- More... · MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: The professor's amazing climate change retreat Following the leak of the emails, Professor Jones has been accused of ‘scientific fraud’ for allegedly deliberately suppressing information and refusing to share vital data with critics.---Discussing the interview, the BBC’s environmental analyst Roger Harrabin said he had spoken to colleagues of Professor Jones who had told him that his strengths included integrity and doggedness but not record-keeping and office tidying.Mr Harrabin, who conducted the interview for the BBC’s website, said the professor had been collating tens of thousands of pieces of data from around the world to produce a coherent record of temperature change.---That material has been used to produce the ‘hockey stick graph’ which is relatively flat for centuries before rising steeply in recent decades.---According to Mr Harrabin, colleagues of Professor Jones said ‘his office is piled high with paper, fragments from over the years, tens of thousands of pieces of paper, and they suspect what happened was he took in the raw data to a central database and then let the pieces of paper go because he never realised that 20 years later he would be held to account over them’.Asked by Mr Harrabin about these issues, Professor Jones admitted the lack of organisation in the system had contributed to his reluctance to share data with critics, which he regretted. But he denied he had cheated over the data or unfairly influenced the scientific process, and said he still believed recent temperature rises were predominantly man-made.---Asked about whether he lost track of data, Professor Jones said: ‘There is some truth in that. We do have a trail of where the weather stations have come from but it’s probably not as good as it should be.----‘There’s a continual updating of the dataset. Keeping track of everything is difficult. Some countries will do lots of checking on their data then issue improved data, so it can be very difficult. We have improved but we have to improve more.’---He also agreed that there had been two periods which experienced similar warming, from 1910 to 1940 and from 1975 to 1998, but said these could be explained by natural phenomena whereas more recent warming could not. He further admitted that in the last 15 years there had been no ‘statistically significant’ warming, although he argued this was a blip rather than the long-term trend.---And he said that the debate over whether the world could have been even warmer than now during the medieval period, when there is evidence of high temperatures in northern countries, was far from settled.---Sceptics believe there is strong evidence that the world was warmer between about 800 and 1300 AD than now because of evidence of high temperatures in northern countries.---But climate change advocates have dismissed this as false or only applying to the northern part of the world.---Professor Jones departed from this consensus when he said: ‘There is much debate over whether the Medieval Warm Period was global in extent or not. The MWP is most clearly expressed in parts of North America, the North Atlantic and Europe and parts of Asia.---For it to be global in extent, the MWP would need to be seen clearly in more records from the tropical regions and the Southern hemisphere. There are very few palaeoclimatic records for these latter two regions.---‘Of course, if the MWP was shown to be global in extent and as warm or warmer than today, then obviously the late 20th Century warmth would not be unprecedented. On the other hand, if the MWP was global, but was less warm than today, then the current warmth would be unprecedented.’--Sceptics said this was the first time a senior scientist working with the IPCC had admitted to the possibility that the Medieval Warming Period could have been global, and therefore the world could have been hotter then than now.---Professor Jones criticised those who complained he had not shared his data with them, saying they could always collate their own from publicly available material in the US. And he said the climate had not cooled ‘until recently – and then barely at all. The trend is a warming trend’.---Mr Harrabin told Radio 4’s Today programme that, despite the controversies, there still appeared to be no fundamental flaws in the majority scientific view that climate change was largely man-made.---But Dr Benny Pieser, director of the sceptical Global Warming Policy Foundation, said Professor Jones’s ‘excuses’ for his failure to share data were hollow as he had shared it with colleagues and ‘mates’.--He said that until all the data was released, sceptics could not test it to see if it supported the conclusions claimed by climate change advocates.---He added that the professor’s concessions over medieval warming were ‘significant’ because they were his first public admission that the science was not settled. ******************************************************************************************************* AC-Air Conditioning Dangers No wonder more folks are ending up with cancer than ever before. Here's one example that explains how we're exposed to cancer-causing toxins. Many people are in their cars first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, 7 days a week. Please do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car. Open the windows after you enter your car and turn ON the AC after a couple of minutes. Here's why: According to research, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emit Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin (carcinogen - take time to observe the smell of heated plastic in your car).--- In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes anemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure will cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer. Can also cause miscarriage. Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50mg per sq.ft. A car parked indoors with windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene. If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level. People who get into the car, keeping windows closed will inevitably inhale, in quick succession, excessive amounts of the toxin. Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver.. What's worse, it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxin. So please open the windows and door of your car - give time for interior to air out - dispel the deadly toxin before you get in. ******************************************************************************************************* Types of Water Dr. John R. Christopher--Dr. Allen E. Banik, in the book "The Choice is Clear" gives us a listing of the nine kinds of water Hard Water This is saturated with calcium, iron, magnesium, and many other inorganic minerals. All water in lakes, rivers, on the ground, in deep wells, is classified as hard water. (Many city systems take water from rivers or lakes, or reservoirs supplied with mountain water; they erroneously call their supplies "soft water" but it is soft only in comparison with water which is harder.) Practically all kinds of "bottled" water is hard water Raw Water This is water which has not been treated in any way. It may be hard or soft - as hard as lime water, or as soft as rain water. Raw water contains millions of viruses and bacteria, and is densely inhabited in every drop. Chemicals dumped into our rivers may cause cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Boiled Water Boiling helps remove some of the germs, but concentrates the inorganic minerals. Other germs are carried into a fertile element for rapid and lusty propagation of germs and viruses already in the body. Soft Water This water is soft in comparison with water which is harder. It may contain many trace minerals and chemicals, viruses and bacteria. It is not to be confused with "softened water." Soft water may be classified as water which is harder than distilled water. Rain Water This has been condensed from the clouds. The first drop is distilled water. But when it falls as rain, it picks up germs, dust, smoke, minerals, lead and many other atmospheric chemicals. By the time rain water reaches the earth it is so saturated with dust and pollutants it may be yellowish in color. Water is supposed to act as an atmosphere purifier. If we had no air pollution, we would have far less pollution in our drinking water. Snow Water This is frozen rain. Freezing does not eliminate any germs. All snowflakes have hardened mineral deposits. Melt the cleanest snow and you will find it saturated with dirt, inorganic minerals, germs and viruses. Filtered Water This water has passed through a fine strainer, called a filter. Some calcium and other solid substances are kept in the filter; there is no filter made which can prevent germs from passing through its fine meshes. Each pore of the finest filter is large enough for a million viruses to seep through in a few moments. A home filter usually only picks up suspended solids and is effective for the time, maybe only for hours, until it is filled up. Then it is ineffective even for removing suspended solids, and at the same time becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. De-ionized Water Water processed by the de-ionized method effectively removes minerals, and compares to distilled water in this respect. However, it does become a breeding ground for bacteria, pyrogenic matter and viruses. The fault in this system lies in the resin beds which can become notorious breeding grounds. Therefore it is not wise to have this possibility exist in your drinking water. Furthermore, deionization does not remove synthetic chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, insecticides or industrial solvents. Distilled Water This is water that has first been turned into steam so that all of its impurities are left behind. Then through condensation, it is turned back into pure water. It is the only pure water - the only water free from all contamination. Distilled water may well be considered the only pure water on earth. ---Water is so valuable to the entire system of the human body that it is wise to use only the Best. Use pure steam distilled water for health and well being. ---I personally did not know anything about distilled water until just a few years ago. My knowledge of it came in a rather odd way. I had been sitting in a wheelchair (and occasionally up on crutches) for approximately nine months-with both arthritis and also from an accident I had been in a few years before when I had received a concussion on my skull. Build-up of a calcification condition from the former fractured area had put pressure on the brain area causing a paralyzed condition on the right side of my body. I had lost my health-food store (the original "The Herb Shop") in Orem, Utah, and was broke, so a friend offered me free rent to open another one in Salt Lake City. --Here was a ridiculous situation - a "health" doctor opening a health-food store in a wheel chair. The business started to grow slowly and one day as I sat there, a young fellow came in to do business with me and as he left he dropped a copy of "The Choice Is Clear", by Dr. Banik, saying, "I'll bet this will help you!" As I read the booklet through, I was completely sold on distilled water, so called up a company and had some delivered to me. I started using it faithfully and was out of the wheelchair in a very short time. Over the years I had helped patients leave their wheelchairs and had used the same procedure on myself that had cured them. It worked for them but not for me, until I combined my procedure with "pure" water F MY ADDITION--- Here is another water type or system for better water Reverse Osmosis In the production of bottled mineral water, the water passes through a RO water processor to remove pollutants and microorganisms. In European countries, though, such processing of Natural Mineral Water (as defined by a European Directive) is not allowed under European law.(In practice, a fraction of the living bacteria can and do pass through RO membranes through minor imperfections, or bypass the membrane entirely through tiny leaks in surrounding seals. Thus, complete RO systems may include additional water treatment stages that use ultraviolet light or ozone to prevent microbiological contamination.) In the water treatment industry there is a chart of types of contaminants, their sizes and which ones pass through the various types of membranes. Membrane pore sizes can vary from 1 to 50,000 angstroms depending on filter type. "Particle filtration" removes particles of 10,000 angstroms or larger. Microfiltration removes particles of 500 angstroms or larger. "Ultrafiltration" removes particles of roughly 30 angstroms or larger. "Nanofiltration" removes particles of 10 angstroms or larger. Reverse osmosis is in the final category of membrane filtration, Hyperfiltration," and removes particles larger than 1 angstrom ************************************************************************************************************ Some Solutions to ANTI-PAIN!!! We have all heard the word OUCH! That HURT! YEOOOOW! And as we get older it seems like the PAINS of LIFE seem to take longer to go away. If you watch the idiot box or what I call the dummy down box the first thing they would have is do is reach for drugs. I will talk about the top 3 drugs that are most advertised: Acetaminophen, others Ibuprofen, and others Aspirin..And these all have side effects. Let's take a look at what you are doing with these Chemicals. Acetaminophen is used to relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, muscle aches, menstrual periods, colds and sore throats, toothaches, backaches, reactions to vaccinations (shots), and to reduce fever. Ibuprofen is another pain killer and is used for to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints) and rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints). It is also used to relieve mild to moderate pain, including menstrual pain (pain that happens before or during a menstrual period). Nonprescription ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and to relieve mild pain from headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, menstrual periods, the common cold, toothaches, and backaches Aspirin is used for rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by breakdown of the lining of the joints), systemic lupus erythematosus (condition in which the immune system attacks the joints and organs and causes pain and swelling) and certain other rheumatologic conditions (conditions in which the immune system attacks parts of the body). Nonprescription aspirin is used to reduce fever and to relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, menstrual periods, arthritis, colds, toothaches, and muscle aches. Nonprescription aspirin is also used to prevent heart attacks in people who have had a heart attack in the past or who have angina (chest pain that occurs when the heart does not get enough oxygen). Nonprescription aspirin is also used to reduce the risk of death in people who are experiencing or who have recently experienced a heart attack. Nonprescription aspirin is also used to prevent ischemic strokes (strokes that occur when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain) or mini-strokes (strokes that occur when the flow of blood to the brain is blocked for a short time) in people who have had this type of stroke or mini-stroke in the past. Aspirin will not prevent hemorrhagic strokes (strokes caused by bleeding in the brain). Now as you can see you would be hard pressed to say no to any of these non prescriptions so strongly advertised.. But lets take a look see what is really going on....Side effects...let's start with Acetaminophen ...here is one list of side effects..The most serious side effect is liver damage due to large doses, chronic use or concomitant use with alcohol or other drugs that also damage the liver. Other issues can be rash, hives, itching, swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, hoarseness, difficulty breathing, or swallowing. So we have liver damage , and other bodily reactions...the stronger reactions can be nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, extreme tiredness, unusual bleeding, or bruising, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, flu-like symptoms. Some of you might have had other side effects that I have not mentioned. Now there are other things that can work as effectively, with out all of these issues. Lets take ibuprofen This medicine can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use ibuprofen. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).Seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of heart or circulation problems, such as chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance. Here are some other things this medication can do: unexplained weight gain fever blisters rash itching hives swelling of the eyes, face, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing hoarseness excessive tiredness pain in the upper right part of the stomach upset stomach loss of appetite yellowing of the skin or eyes flu-like symptoms pale skin fast heartbeat cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine back pain difficult or painful urination, blurred vision, changes in color vision, or other vision problems, red or painful eyes, stiff neck, headache confusion, aggression. Now lets look at Aspirin, here are some things that can be distressing: nausea vomiting stomach pain heartburn hives rash swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat wheezing or difficulty breathing hoarseness fast heartbeat fastbreathing cold, clammy skin ringing in the ears loss of hearing bloody vomit vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds bright red blood in stools black or tarry stools stomach bleeding. Here are some symptoms of over use or taking to much: Symptoms of overdose may include: burning pain in the throat or stomach vomiting decreased urination fever restlessness irritability talking a lot and saying things that do not make sense, fear or nervousness, dizziness, double vision uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, confusion, abnormally excited, mood hallucination (seeing things or hearing voices that are not there), seizures, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, for a period of time. This is just some of the things that make me go hmmmm...eh! Wonder what else these things will do. And the dosages are high as well aspirin is usually about 350 milligrams a day and a minimum of 4-6 a day which is about 1.4 grams to 2.15 grams ( 1400 mgs -2150 mgs) that is a lot of Drug , the other 2 are in the same ball park for dosing, and higher. Now no one does the natural pain remedies, and it is said because due to social conditioning, no one thinks in terms in natural or balancing, to stop what causes the pain in the first place. Now pain can be caused by a lot of things, being over massed ( bigger then you should be for your frame) straining your self or over exerting, stress, toxic build up from chemicals or toxins in the environment. Over eating, which produces toxicity in the intestinal tract, injuries from sport or work related injuries, hurting your self in some form or fashion, poor circulation, ...and the list goes on. The key here is, analyzing what is the root cause. Even taking drugs ( prescription drugs) can cause you duress and or pain. So the thing required is, what's he cause? And from their we can find the natural balance and rectify this drug free. Give you an example let's say you strain yourself doing something physical or you over extend yourself working off a cpu or a managerial type work, and you find your self in pain, something as simple as a rub to get the blood going can do the trick , something as simple as taking a magnesium supplement could do this for you as well, you could take a digestive enzyme when you have pain, you can use a specific amino acid for chronic pain DLPA or Dl phenyalanine, you could use something like red pepper and gingko, tumeric and pineapple, garlic and ginger, galangal and pineapple , baking soda with magnesium and arginine with acv, you can use essential oils like lavender, savoury, thyme, eucalyptus, peppermint, black pepper, you can mix and match these oils and apply them to an area where they would be effective in treating the situation. Another thing to do is quit being exposed to toxins, that is subjecting you to pain, if you cannot, then you have to use things that can neutralize the toxic effect of what you are being exposed too, an example of this is using high end antioxidants that will bind and remove these things allowing your bodies to flow as it should without an impediments. Increasing enzyme intake to assist the antioxidants to remove unwanted matter in the body, increasing other supplements that reinforce the antioxida nts that you are taking. A good example would be NAC with vitamin C a 2: 1 ratio of C to NAC, and by adding vitamin B1 you get the benefit of the body being strengthened and other negative materials , such as lead , which can cause you pain, is being removed. You can use tumeric and bromelain, with serrapeptase, you can also apply galangal with solomon seal and peppermint, you can increase your protein intake if you have pains as a result of labouring jobs, you can increase other supplements such as creatine and baking soda and applecider vinegar, you can apply ginger and garlic with acv, utilizing good fats such as wheat germ oil and EPO. You could also FAST, this will allow your body to rest, realign itself and remove excess toxins by the way it can remove and reduce the excess. So again the whole key is what's the cause?