I will give some recipes, that might rectify the situation: Stomach Pain; Galangal tea, Galangal and ginger tea, ginger and peppermint tea, ACV 2 table spoons in glass in warm water, and drink. Cream of tartar and ACV, Baking soda and ACV, Digestive ENZYMES, HCL, B6, acidopholus, yogurt and cinnamon, thyme tea, GSE, eating a peeled apple, pear or any fruit that has a good fibre to it, these are some examples. There are lots Muscle Pain, cayenne pepper and ginger, mixed in honey, DLPA, Serrapeptase, trypsin enzyme, digestive enzyme taken between meals. Magnesium and malic acid, hydrochloric acid, B1, benfotiamine with an enzyme combo, NAC, l cysteine taken with vitamin C, use essential oils that have peppermint, wintergreen( pain reliever) black pepper, add 1-2 drops of each essential oil into 1 ounce container, add a carrier oil, and masage externally. You can use DMSO, MSM in combo with grape seed, or pycnogenol Headache: release the blocked circulation that might be as a result of neck stress, utilize anything that will increase both circulation and oxygen into the head as well as a detoxifier of the arterial blockages or system support when doing this, a good example would be arginine and acv with magnesium in 2 ounces of warm water and baking soda, Water, utilize more if needed, add more enzyme to your diet and take digestive enzymes when a head pain should occur, utilize a ginger, pineapple juice extract as well, make a papaya drink with ginger or galangal, make thyme and rosemary tea, These are some examples of different options you have that can reduce or rectify pain, remember a lot of these remedies I mentioned not only will increase oxygen and blood flow, they will turn of the pain receptors and remove what is causing the pain to register, repair and regenerate healthy tissue, and keep things in check from fungal bacterial, viral to environmental exposure as well. Minimize again anything synthetic, packaged or modified as best as you can ..if you cannot avoid it all the avoid most and take what you need to neutralize the negative impact of what you are being exposed to. Other things that I have tried are adding a dhea or a testosterone cream directly on a inflammed muscle, this usually shuts off the prostaglandin that is causing the flare up. ( prostagladins are hormones that trigger the release of another enzyme that, causes a pain response ) Another option I have done as well is use DMSO directly on the area where I have hurt myself. You can even use a castor oil pack mixed with specific essential oils or a fused oil with specific herbs that work on pain or blood flow or inflammation. A castor oil pack is a white clean cloth soaked in castor oil, wrung out and applied directly to an area and then with another towel wrap that around the soaked oil cloth, usually within 15 minutes the soaked oil cloth is dry, and sometimes you see it discolour as a result of the removal toxins in the area, where you applied it. I have made my own fused pepper oil and when it was strained and cooled applied it directly on the area for relief. To make your own fused oil just take any oil you use for cooking, such as olive oil or almond or even palm or coconut oil, put into a glass container, add red pepper or black or both, you can also add fresh ginger juice or ginger powder to this, put the contents together in the oil and into a glass, then into a pot of water, let boil, and settle. Once the oil is coloured to the colour of the pepper, remove from jar by straining and letting cool. Make sure you put it in glass, and not plastic. All these methods here can impact you by alleviating the issue or rectify the cause of your pain. Remember as well that rest and proper sleep will do wonders for you, by sleeping your body regenerates and utilizes the things you have consumed, allowing for an emptying out and resting internally or to be better able to rejuvenate and heal your system. Always remember 90 % of our problems are usually toxic issues, and the best thing to do is to clean that up, and utilizing those things that are highly enzymatic, highly antioxidant, and foods effective in removing unwanted build up in our bodies. If these methods can be applied, and MAINTAINED!!! which is key to any kind of restoration, then you will see desired results in healing from pain. The Key here is that with what has been given, and what more is available, you will have to find out what really works for you, the combos or the single things, depending on how much damage is done. Pain Solutions Recipe : Muscle Pain, cayenne pepper and ginger or Galangal, mixed in honey----1 tsp of ginger or a ½ a teaspoon of Galangal, ¼ tsp of cayenne or African birds eye pepper and 1/1/2 tablespoon of Honey mix and consume a ¼ tsp and increase as needed, DLPA—take 1 capsule 3 times a day for a week and then reduce to 2 a day or take as needed, Serrapeptase, trypsin enzyme---take 1 capsule of these enzymes 3-5 times a day and use as needed when pain should occur, digestive enzyme taken between meals. Magnesium and malic acid, hydrochloric acid, B1, benfotiamine with an enzyme combo, NAC, l cysteine taken with vitamin C, use Essential oils that have peppermint, wintergreen( pain reliever) black pepper, add 1-2 drops of each essential oil into 1 ounce container, add a carrier oil, and masage externally. You can use DMSO---apply this to the area with either a cotton swab or Q tip let dry before you put on clothing, MSM in combo with grape seed, or pycnogenol Fruit combo---Take papaya or pineapple or Kiwi and add turmeric—pepper---ginger, sprinkle this lightly on a piece (s) you are eating Red Roses Decocotion---Take dried roses and through in blender and add red wine ---1 cup of dried roses to 2 cups of red wine---allow to blend for 10-15 minutes ( be prepared this will heat this into a fusion) so be aware of the straining process after wards the jelly bag or strainer material maybe hot---- Strain through a jelly bag---then take---utilize internally ½ cup or apply directly to skin areas that maybe inflamed----you can as welll boil this in the wine and apply as per directed Anti-collagenase, anti-elastase and anti-oxidant activities of extracts from 21 plants. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2009 Aug 4;9(1):27 Authors: Thring TS, Hili P, Naughton DP ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Owing to their roles in tissue remodelling in health and disease, several studies have reported investigations on plant extracts as inhibitors of proteinases and as anti-oxidants. METHODS: The anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties of 23 plant extracts (from 21 plant species) were assessed as anti-elastase and anti-collagenase activities and in selected anti-oxidant assays along with phenolic content. RESULTS: Anti-elastase activities were observed for nine of the extracts with inhibitory activity in the following order: white tea (~89%), cleavers (~58%), burdock root (~51%), bladderwrack (~50%), anise and angelica (~32%). Anti-collagenase activities were exhibited by sixteen plants of which the highest activity was seen in white tea (~87%), green tea (~47%), rose tincture (~41%), and lavender (~31%). Nine plant extracts had activities against both elastase (E) and collagenase (C) and were ranked in the order of white tea (E:89%, C:87%) > bladderwrack (E:50%, C:25%) > cleavers (E:58%, C:7%) > rose tincture (E:22%, C:41%) > green tea (E:10%: C:47%) > rose aqueous (E: 24%, C:26%) > angelica (E:32%, C:17%) > anise (E:32%, C:6%) > pomegranate (E:15%, C:11%). Total phenolic content varied between 0.5 and 0.26 mg gallic acid equivalents (GAE)/mL with the exception of white tea (0.77 mg GAE/mL). For anti-oxidant assessment, the Trolox equivalent anti-oxidant capacity (TEAC) assay revealed activity for all extracts. White tea had the highest activity equivalent to ~21 microM Trolox for a 6.25 microg aliquot. In addition, seven extracts exhibited activities [greater than or equal to] 10 microM Trolox with witch hazel (6.25 microg = 13 microM Trolox) and rose aqueous (6.25 microg = 10 microM Trolox) showing very high activities at low concentrations. A high activity for white tea was also found in the superoxide dismutase (SOD) assay in which it exhibited ~88% inhibition of reduction of nitroblue tetrazolium. High activities were also observed for green tea (86.41%), rose tincture (82.77%), witch hazel (82.05%) and rose aqueous (73.86%). CONCLUSIONS: From a panel of twenty three plant extracts, some one dozen exhibit high or satisfactory anti-collagenase or anti-elastase activities, with nine having inhibitory activity against both enzymes. These included white tea which was found to have very high phenolic content, along with high TEAC and SOD activities. TOP B TOP C HOME Shows of the Week March 08-2010 Phytoestrogens – Panacea or Poison? What is Lacto-Fermentation? Recipe C – Fermented Juice Commentary on the Regulations we are all facing irrespective of where you live Codex's reach The Need for Networking Phytoestrogens – Panacea or Poison? The male species of tropical birds carries the drab plumage of the female at birth and "colors up" at maturity, somewhere between nine and 24 months. In 1991, Richard and Valerie James, bird breeders in Whangerai, New Zealand, purchased a new kind of feed for their birds, one based largely on soy protein.47 When soy-based feed was used, their birds "colored up" after just a few months. In fact, one bird food manufacturer claimed that this early development was an advantage imparted by the feed. A 1992 ad for Roudybush feed formula showed a picture of the male crimson rosella, an Australian parrot that acquires beautiful red plummage at 18 to 24 months, already brightly colored at 11 weeks old. ----Unfortunately, in the ensuing years, there was decreased fertility in the birds with precocious maturation, deformed, stunted and still-born babies, and premature deaths, especially among females, with the result that the total population in the avaries went into steady decline. The birds suffered beak and bone deformities, goitre, immune system disorders and pathological aggressive behavior. Autopsy revealed digestive organs in a state of disintegration. The list of problems corresponded with many of the problems the Jameses had encountered in their two children, who had been fed soy-based infant formula. ---Startled, aghast, angry…the Jameses hired toxicologist Mike Fitzpatrick to investigate further. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s literature review uncovered evidence that soy consumption has been linked to numerous disorders, including infertility, increased cancer and infantile leukemia; and, in studies dating back to the 1950s,48 that genistein in soy causes endocrine disruption in animals. Dr. Fitzpatrick also analyzed the bird feed and found that it contained high levels of phytoestrogens, especially genistein. When the Jameses discontinued using soy-based feed, the flock gradually returned to normal breeding habits and behavior. ---The Jameses embarked on a private crusade to warn the public and government officials about soy foods, particularly the endocrine disrupting isoflavones (genistein and diadzen.) Protein Technologies International (PTI) received their material in 1994. ---In 1991, Japanese researchers reported that consumption of as little as 30 grams or 2 tablespoons of soybeans per day for only one month resulted in a significant increase in thyroid stimulating hormone.49 Diffuse goitre and hypothyroidism appeared in some of the subjects and many complained of constipation, fatigue and lethargy, even though their intake of iodine was adequate. In 1997, researchers from the FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research made the embarrassing discovery that the goitrogenic components of soy were the very same isoflavones.50 ---Twenty-five grams of soy protein isolate, the minimum amount PTI claimed to have cholesterol-lowering effects, contains at least 50 mg of isoflavones. It took only 45 mg daily of isoflavones in premenopausal women to exert significant biological effects including reduction in hormones needed for adequate thyroid function. These effects lingered for three months after soy consumption was discontinued.51 ---One hundred grams of soy protein, the maximum suggested cholesterol-lowering dose (and the amount recommended by Protein Technologies International), can contain almost 600 mg of isoflavones,52 an amount that is undeniably toxic. In 1992, the Swiss health service estimated that 100 grams of soy protein provided the estrogenic equivalent of the pill.53 ---In vitro studies suggest that isoflavones inhibit synthesis of estradiol and other steroid hormones.54 Reproductive problems, infertility, thyroid disease and liver disease due to dietary intake of isoflavones have been observed for several species of animals including mice, cheetah, quail, pigs, rats, sturgeon and sheep.55 ---It is the isoflavones in soy that are said to have a favorable effect on postmenopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and protection from osteoporosis. Quantification of discomfort from hot flashes is extremely subjective and most studies show that control subjects report reduction in discomfort in amounts equal to subjects given soy.56 ---The claim that soy prevents osteoporosis is extraordinary, given that soy foods block calcium and cause vitamin D deficiencies. If Asians indeed have lower rates of osteoporosis than Westerners, it is because their diet provides plenty of vitamin D from shrimp, lard and sea food; and plenty of calcium from bone broths. The reason that Westerners have such high rates of osteoporosis is because they have substituted soy oil for butter, which is a traditional source of vitamin D and other fat-soluble activators needed for calcium absorption. Birth Control Pills for Babies But it was the isoflavones in infant formula that gave the James family the most cause for concern. In 1998, investigators reported that the daily exposure of infants to isoflavones in soy infant formula is six to eleven times higher on a body weight basis than the dose that has hormonal effects in adults consuming soy foods. Circulating concentrations of isoflavones in infants fed soy-based formula were 13,000 to 22,000 times higher than plasma estradiol concentrations in infants on cows’ milk formula.57 ---Approximately 25% of bottle-fed children in the US receive soy-based formula – a much higher percentage than in other parts of the Western world. Fitzpatrick estimated that an infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent (based on body weight) of at least five birth control pills per day.58 By contrast, almost no phytoestrogens have been detected in dairy-based infant formula or in human milk, even when the mother consumes soy products. ---Scientists have known for years that soy-based formula can cause thyroid problems in babies. But what are the effects of soy products on the hormonal development of the infant, both male and female? Male infants undergo a "testosterone surge" during the first few months of life, when testosterone levels may be as high as those of an adult male. During this period, the infant is programmed to express male characteristics after puberty, not only in the development of his sexual organs and other masculine physical traits, but also in setting patterns in the brain characteristic of male behavior. In monkeys, deficiency of male hormones impairs the development of spatial perception (which, in humans, is normally more acute in men than in women), of learning ability and of visual discrimination tasks (such as would be required for reading.)59 It goes without saying that future patterns of sexual orientation may also be influenced by the early hormonal environment. Male children exposed during gestation to diethylstilbesterol (DES), a synthetic estrogen that has effects on animals similar to those of phytoestrogens from soy, had testes smaller than normal on maturation.60 ---Learning disabilities and behavioral problems, especially in male children, have reached epidemic proportions. Soy infant feeding — which began in earnest in the early 1970s — cannot be ignored as a probable cause for these tragic developments. ---As for girls, an alarming number are entering puberty much earlier than normal, according to a recent study reported in the journal Pediatrics.61 Investigators found that one percent of all girls now show signs of puberty, such as breast development or pubic hair, before the age of three; by age eight, 14.7% of white girls and almost 50% of African-American girls had one or both of these characteristics. New data indicate that environmental estrogens such as PCBs and DDE (a breakdown product of DDT) may cause early sexual development in girls.62 In the 1986 Puerto Rico Premature Thelarche study, the most significant dietary association with premature sexual development was not chicken — as reported in the press — but soy infant formula.63 The Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which supplies free infant formula to welfare mothers, stresses soy formula for African Americans because they are supposedly allergic to milk. ---The consequences of truncated childhood are tragic. Young girls with mature bodies must cope with feelings and urges that most children are not well-equipped to handle. And early maturation in girls is frequently a harbinger for problems with the reproductive system later in life – including failure to menstruate, infertility and breast cancer. Parents who have contacted the Jameses recount other problems associated with children of both sexes who were fed soy-based formula, including extreme emotional behavior, asthma, immune system problems, pituitary insufficiency, thyroid disorders and irritable bowel syndrome — the same endocrine and digestive havoc that afflicted the James’ parrots. Dissention in the Ranks Organizers of the Third International Soy Symposium would be hard pressed to call the conference an unqualified success. On the second day of the conference the London-based Food Commission and the Weston A Price Foundation of Washington, DC held a joint press conference in the same hotel to present concerns about soy infant formula. Industry representatives sat stony faced through the recitation of potential dangers and a plea from concerned scientists and parents to pull soy-based infant formula from the market. Under pressure from the Jameses, the New Zealand government had issued a health warning about soy infant formula in 1998. It was time for the American government to do the same. --On the last day of the conference, presentations on new findings related to toxicity sent a well-oxygenated chill through the industry’s giddy helium hype. Dr. Lon White reported on a study of Japanese Americans living in Hawaii. It showed a significant statistical relationship between two or more servings of tofu per week and "accelerated brain aging."64 Those participants who consumed tofu in midlife had lower cognitive function in late life and a greater incidence of Alzheimers and dementia. "What’s more," said Dr. White, "those who ate a lot of tofu, by the time they were 75 or 80, looked five years older."65 White and his colleagues blamed the negative effects on isoflavones, a finding that supports an earlier study in which post-menopausal women with higher levels of circulating estrogen experienced greater cognitive decline.66 ---Scientists Daniel Sheehan and Daniel Doerge from the National Center for Toxicological Research ruined PTI’s day by presenting findings from rat feeding studies indicating that genistein in soy foods causes irreversible damage to enzymes that synthesize thyroid hormones.67 "The association between soybean consumption and goiter in animals and humans has a long history," wrote Dr. Doerge. "Current evidence for the beneficial effects of soy requires a full understanding of potential adverse effects as well." Dr. Claude Hughes reported that rats born to mothers fed genistein had decreased birth weights compared to controls and onset of puberty occurred earlier in male offspring.68 His research suggested that the effects observed in rats "…will be at least somewhat predictive of what occurs in humans. There is no reason to assume that there will be gross malformations of fetuses but there may be subtle changes, such as neurobehavioral attributes, immune function and sex hormone levels." The results, he said "…could be nothing or could be something of great concern…if mom is eating something that can act like sex hormones, it is logical to wonder if that could change the baby’s development."69 ---A study of babies born to vegetarian mothers, published in January 2000, indicated just what those changes in baby’s development might be. Mothers who ate a vegetarian diet during pregnancy had a fivefold greater risk of delivering a boy with hypospadias, a birth defect of the penis.70 The authors of the study suggested that the cause was greater exposure to phytoestrogens in soy foods popular with vegetarians. Problems with female offspring of vegetarian mothers are more likely to show up later in life. While soy’s estrogenic effect is less than that of diethylstilbestrol (DES), the dose is likely to be higher because it’s consumed as a food, not taken as a drug. Daughters of women who took DES during pregnancy suffered from infertility and cancer when they reached their twenties. *************************************************************************************** What is Lacto-Fermentation? Lacto-fermentation happens when the starches and sugars in vegetables and fruit convert to lactic acid by a friendly lactic-acid producing bacteria.--This produces not only a tangy, delicious product (like the sauerkraut pictured above), but it also preserves it….. and does so much more than that! Health Benefits The health benefits of lacto-fermented fruits and vegetables are wonderful. I think we probably only know a small part of why they are so good for us. For example, unpasteurized sauerkraut and kimchi got a lot of buzz in recent years after some scientists found that birds fed kimchi or sauerkraut would often start recovering from the Avian Bird Flu!---Here’s what we know, when you lacto-ferment vegetables it increases in vitamins, it is more digestible and you get a plethora of good bacteria when you consume it!---"The proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances their digestibility and increases vitamin levels. These beneficial organisms produce numerous helpful enzymes as well as antibiotic and anticarcinogenic substances. Their main by-product, lactic acid, not only keeps vegetables and fruits in a state of perfect preservation but also promotes the growth of healthy flora throughout the intestine." Lacto-Fermentation: A Healthy Way to Preserve Your Harvest Editor’s Note: If you’re gardening for survival, you’re no doubt setting food by with survival in mind. The following article describes a simple method for doing just that. Be sure to click on highlighted phrases for further related information. – John History is not so much the story of great men as it is the story of outstanding foods and diseases. We know about Captain Cook because he took sauerkraut on his second round the-world trip. As a result, he and his crew did not suffer from scurvy, that devastating disease of sea voyages. The cabbage of his kraut was preserved by lacto-fermentation, a process of natural preservation revered for centuries before modern methods of pickling in vinegar or canning. This kraut was not only effective against scurvy; it kept through the whole voyage.--The advantage of modern food preservation lies in convenience plus a reliable flavor and consistency. Lacto-fermentation, however, is valuable for its enhanced health benefits. Modern techniques are based on sterilization. Lacto-fermentation is driven by beneficial, soil borne bacteria (lacto-bacilli) which: A. break down the food, thus making it more digestible. B. manufacture vitamins, increasing the nutritive value of the preserved food. C. produce enzymes (specially energized molecules used for digestion and other metabolic processes). D. produce natural antibiotics that protect the food from putrefying bacteria. E. produce anti-carcinogenic compounds. F. produce lactic acid. Both lactic acid and vinegar preserve food by making it more acidic. Unlike vinegar, lactic acid regulates the pH of stomach acids, which tear down our food. Lactic acid then activates the metabolic processes that re-synthesize those nutrients into new, living substances the body can use. Lacto-fermented foods are not only a good source of beneficial bacteria for our intestinal tract, they also taste good. Making lacto-fermented vegetables is quite straightforward Recipe C – Fermented Juice make carrot juice and add either an acidopholis capsule or powder---or a vinegar to this and 1 tablspoon of sea salt in a 2 quart amount of carrot juice ( the salt protects against mold) allow to sit for 3 days or heat up to about 34 cel or 90 degree fahr or just allow to sit on the stove or oven when it is on and allow the juice just to ferment---when done---pour into a glass through either a filter bag or coffee filter and train through when strained throw away the coffee filter or wash the cloth strainer---Drink it straight up---will see an effect after a couple of days ---bowel cleansing and regulating---intestinal restoration—lipid antioxidant---lung support—brain---reproductive support---anti cancer effect—this effect can be applied to any juice or vegetable you may want to ferment to get your nutrition *************************************************************************** Commentary on the Regulations we are all facing irrespective of where you live New Regs that will strip you of your access based on this the way to reduce the access is to regulate it out of existence---things that have benefited people and who have seen the impact of the orthomolecular healing or herbal healing will now see a host of these supplements and remedies being disbanded or not allowed in the market place –because by a stroke of a pen those who are in charge and have no idea or knowledge of supplements or who are involved in the chemical industry ( prescription drugs are nothing more then toxic chemicals being distributed by the medical field these days ---since none of them heal and almost all of them have detrimental side effects---I would call this chemical poisoning by the medical field )—This kind of legislation being formed outside the parameters of a countries autonomy is alarming—due to the fact legislation can be implemented in one country and then this implantation is then spread globally---without any due research or any consideration of environmental differences or health concerns of each individual area—this kind of legislation then will only induce more problems and deny people access that indigenously would be there and yet not being able to utilize as a result of a law in Europe that has nothing to do with Canada or the USA—Agenda 21 laws under the EFSA- or Vice Versa ---Laws that can be implemented in China or South America can impact your ability to utilize what is available in your own country---With the different things which impact environmental and personal issues on health the jurisdiction of regulations cannot be summed up as one rule fits all and this is exactly how this is being perpetrated---Scare tactics of contamination ( which are unfounded ) warnings of dangers that do not exist—regulations to make the consumer think that the gov’t is doing something---gov’t officials putting on ignorance and deception to put a spin on taking away your access and making you think they are doing you a favour this is Agenda 21—Bills c-6 in Canada—the new Bill being proposed by Mccain in the USA ---DSSA—the Antivitamin Bill In New Zealand –the New food bill in Australia-making foods as a prescription drug—the EFSA making up Articles of regulations that will end the line of most vitamins or herbals or supplements that they feel are not adequate ---which in fact have reputable science to back the claims made BUTTTT this institution refuses to recognize the research or the validity of the science take a look at what is going on---and write not to the FDA but to the drug companies and the manufactures of vitamins there is where the rel lobbying works ---IN THERE POCKET!!! F F F EFSA mass rejects probiotics and antioxidants as article 13.1 batch two published The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued negative opinions to ‘most’ of 416 health claim dossiers including submissions linking health benefits to vitamin D, probiotics, green tea, black tea, lutein, beta glucans, meso-zeaxanthin, alpha-lipoic acid and melatonin. ---EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) also found causality for various health benefits had not been demonstrated for peptides, xanthan gum, sugar-free gum, guar gum, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), fermented whey and linoleic acid (LA). --The NDA’s latest raft of opinions will come as a massive blow to the European and international functional foods and nutraceuticals industries, especially the herbal antioxidant and probiotic sectors, which have yet to see a positive NDA opinion. ---"This proves that the article 13.1 list was only ever suitable for vitamins and minerals," said Nigel Baldwin, the senior scientific and regulatory consultant and EU manager at claims consultancy, Cantox Health Sciences International. ---"The Article 13.1-13.3 list regulation principle was flawed in that regard. So many opinions really allude to the fact that they only went on the data provided. So without an opportunity to present data in full and discuss the relevance of studies, it’s not really surprising." ---He suggested many rejected dossiers will now be tweaked and resubmitted under the proprietary and emerging science article 13.5 route. --Potassium’s ability to benefit blood pressure and normal muscular and neurological function; melatonin's capacity to reduce jet leg; vitamin D’s potential to boost immunity and maintain normal muscle function; guar gum's ability to maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations were affirmed by the NDA, which grouped the 416 submissions into 31 opinions which can be found here . ---Meal replacements were also backed to help reduce body weight and maintain body weight after weight loss - making them the first weight management claims to gain NDA approval. ---In a statement EFSA said the NDA had issued, "unfavourable opinions on most of the claims in the second series due to the poor quality of the information provided…" This included: · lack of information to identify the substance on which the claim is based, e.g. "probiotics"; · lack of evidence that the claimed effect is indeed beneficial to the maintenance or improvement of the functions of the body (e.g. food with "antioxidant properties"); · lack of human studies with reliable measures of the claimed health benefit. Range of opinions The NDA found: · Sugar-free chewing gum does not reduce dental plaque · Melatonin does not benefit sleep · Xanthan gum does not boost satiety · Sodium bicarbonate does not reduce gastric acid · Green and black tea extracts do not protect DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage; reduce acid production in dental plaque; maintain normal bone; decrease potentially pathogenic intestinal microorganisms; maintain vision; maintain normal blood pressure; maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations · Beta-glucans do not contribute to the maintenance of healthy blood glucose levels · Alpha-cyclodextrin does not reduce post-prandial glycaemic responses or help maintain normal body weight · GLA does not benefit joints; weight maintenance after weight loss; maintenance of peripheral blood flow; maintenance of normal blood pressure; maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations; benefit bone health · C12-peptide does not help maintain normal blood pressure · Honey does not produce a range of antioxidant effects (not characterized) · Lactobacillus plantarum BFE 1685 does not decrease potentially pathogenic intestinal microorganisms · Lactobacillus rhamnosus LB21 NCIMB 40564 does not decrease potentially pathogenic intestinal microorganisms; reduce mutans streptococci in the mouth or boost digestive health (both insufficiently defined) · Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (DSM 9843) does not support the immune system (insufficiently defined effect) · Stearic acid does not maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations · LA does not maintain normal neurological function · Prunes do not help maintain normal bowel function · Meso-zeaxanthin does not help maintain normal vision · Lutein does not help maintain normal vision · A range of foods do not benefit glycaemic control · A range of antioxidant foods and constituents (relating to about 170 dossiers) do not deliver "antioxidant properties" or protect body cells and molecules such as DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage · A range of foods do not benefit joint, bone or muscle health (relating to 42 dossiers) · Alpha-lipoic acid does not protect body lipids from oxidative damage; maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations; increase beta-oxidation of fatty acids leading to a reduction in body fat mass; maintain normal blood glucose concentrations; regenerate genes or gene transcription · 50 dossiers related to yeasts and bacteria were not sufficiently characterised · Guar gum does not maintain normal blood glucose concentrations; increase satiety · Partially hydrolysed guar gum does not increase satiety; maintain normal body weight; maintain normal (fasting) blood concentrations of triglycerides; maintain normal blood cholesterol concentrations; reduce post-prandial glycaemic responses; maintain normal blood glucose concentrations · Fermented whey does not support gut health (insufficient characterisation) · Vitamin D does not benefit cardiovascular health "This is only a selection of the whole list, so it is too early to conclude on the value of many substances for health as other health relationships are still in the process," said Stefanie Geiser at the Brussels-based consultancy, EAS. "Submitters now will have to assess the reasons for the rejections." *************************************************************************** Codex's reach Because the U.S. is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and because the WTO and other treaty agreements require the United States to adhere to Codex standards, any changes approved in Europe, and implemented in the EU-dominated Codex meetings, could subject the United States to WTO-enforced trade sanctions. Codex will control: 1. Vitamins, minerals and nutrients, 2. Genetically modified organisms, 3. Toxic residues, 4. Antibiotics, drugs, growth stimulants, and other hormones in food animals, 5. Organic foods, and 6. Irradiation of food. F F F The plan is to suppress all beneficial, high-potency nutrients, and to allow only those and a few other vitamins and minerals that will be high-priced, low-dosage, and synthetically-made by drug companies. F F F Codex regulations will become binding internationally. Any nation that has entered into trade agreements through the WTO and its adjunctive treaties will eventually be forced to adopt Codex standards. F F F All "new" types of food supplements will be banned unless tested and approved in a drug-like manner. This is certain to be both time consuming and unnecessarily expensive. And, the validity of such tests is doubtful. A favorite ploy of drug and governmental authorities is to use such small doses of a supplement that tests do not show any noticeable value. F F F Codex standards are not based upon accepted scientific or research findings. Rather, the standards are developed in a political atmosphere, with seemingly obligatory EU and drug-cartel approval. Organic foods From the drug cartel's point of view, the primary advantage in getting rid of true organic food is that in the absence of quality food, people will become ill and buy more prescription drugs. As a lesser advantage, the farmers will buy more insecticides and chemical fertilizers. The standards and definitions of "organic food" will be changed. Under Codex, a farmer or rancher will be able to call his products "organic" when they are full of toxic poisons. Under Codex, "organic food" may include as little as 70% organic contents, but this will not be noted on labels. (The other 30% can consist of poisons or contaminants.)--The new laws requiring genetically modified crops, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics in foods will be cost-prohibitive to people living in developing nations, and billions of people may die and/or sicken as a result of these policies Tell Your Senator to OPPOSE S. 3002, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act We all know how self serving Washington is and if passed, we’d all be shocked and many of us looking for a job in another industry. For as long as DESHEA has been protecting our industry it would take as long if not longer to repeal this type of damaging legislation. John McCain has been tough on Big Pharma for years and I believe that this proposed legislation is his olive branch to protect Pharmaceutical Company Profits. The Dietary Supplements Safety Act proposed by John McCain would give Pharmaceutical Companies sole authority to control and sell "Disallowed" Vitamins and dictate supplement potencies! Please take action as defined below. And please see this article from the Examiner for more insight on what we could be in store for: http://www.examiner.com/x-2134-DC-Ethical-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d11-McCain-wants-to-put-Big-Pharma-on-your-OTC-vitamin-shelf Tell Your Senator to OPPOSE S. 3002, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act If a new bill, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act, S. 3002, passes, it will amend the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and have severe consequences for retailers and suppliers. As a retailer of dietary supplements, this is how this new legislation could affect you: All dietary supplements, whether vitamins, minerals, herbal products and others that were previously allowed under DSHEA, could be removed from the market under S. 3002. This legislation would mandate that every dietary supplement would have to go through a brand new process of government review (yet to be defined) in order to remain on store shelves. For the first time in the history of food or drug law, retail establishments would need to register with the FDA. Failing to register could result in severe monetary penalties, up to two times your gross profit. Not complying with even minimal technical requirements, such as minor errors in registration, record keeping or reporting could be considered a criminal offense. Retailers would also be required to obtain "adequate written evidence" from suppliers that each dietary supplement product meets all regulatory requirements. Again, failure to do so could result in severe monetary penalties Go to: http://www.Saveoursupplements.org to send a note in opposition to S.3002 directly to your two Senators or use the information on the website to write a personal letter. Either way, you need to act immediately. Do not let Congress take away your right to dietary supplements.