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Pollution Takes Its Toll on the Heart ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2010) — The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. --Robert A. Silverman, MD, and his colleagues have been interested in the effects of ambient fine particulate matter on a number of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and asthma. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keeps tabs on air pollution through dozens of strategically placed pollution sensors in cities and towns throughout the country. This data allowed the researchers to collect data on average 24-hour values of small particulates and other gaseous pollutants around New York City during the summer (when pollution is higher) and winter months. They then compared that data to the 8,216 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occurred between 2002 and 2006. Most people in the throes of a cardiac arrest do not survive in time for emergency medical service teams to save them. --What they were looking for was simple: Were there more cardiac arrests on high pollution days than on lower pollution days? In the American Journal of Epidemiology, Dr. Silverman and his fellow researchers reported that for a 10ug/m3 rise in small particle air pollution, there was a four-to-10 percent increase in the number of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. The current EPA standard is 35ug/m3. The effect was much greater in the summer months, said Dr. Silverman, an associate professor of emergency medicine and director of research at LIJ's Department of Emergency Medicine. The scientists also evaluated levels of ozone, nitric oxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide, but these showed a much weaker relationship. Analysis of the data from the death records and the 33 EPA monitors was conducted in collaboration with Kazuhiko Ito, PhD, an assistant professor at the Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and investigators from the New York City Fire Department, John Freese, MD, Brad J. Kaufman, MD, David J. Prezant, MD, and James Braun.---"Small particulate matter is dangerous to health," said Dr. Silverman. "We need to figure out ways to combat air pollution and decrease the number of high-pollution days." He added that pollution related cardiac arrests occurred during times when the levels were high but still below the current EPA safety threshold.---The researchers are now looking for a relationship between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and traffic flow patterns. Other studies have suggested that one in three people live in areas where small particulate matter levels are considered unhealthy.--Story Source: The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System.---Journal Reference: R. A. Silverman, K. Ito, J. Freese, B. J. Kaufman, D. De Claro, J. Braun, D. J. Prezant. Association of Ambient Fine Particles With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in New York City. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2010; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwq217   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Air Pollution Damages More Than Lungs: Heart And Blood Vessels Suffer ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2008) — As athletes from around the world compete in the Beijing Olympics, many are on alert for respiratory problems caused by air pollution. They should also be concerned about its toxic effects on the heart and cardiovascular system, mounting research shows.---According to an article published in the August 26, 2008, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), air pollution has both short- and long-term toxic effects that injure the heart and blood vessels, increase rates of hospitalization for cardiac illness, and can even cause death.---"We used to think air pollution was a problem that primarily affects the lungs. We now know it is also bad for the heart," said Robert A. Kloner, M.D., Ph.D., director of research at the Heart Institute of the Good Samaritan Hospital, and a professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, both in Los Angeles.--When pollutants are inhaled, they trigger an increase in "reactive oxygen species"—superoxiding molecules that damage cells, cause inflammation in the lungs, and spark the cascade of harmful effects in the heart and cardiovascular system. Recent research suggests that ultrafine air pollutants, such as those coming from car exhaust, may pass into the blood stream and damage the heart and blood vessels directly. Hearts directly exposed to ultrafine air pollutants show an immediate decrease in both coronary blood flow and the heart's pumping function, as well as a tendency to develop arrhythmias, according to studies conducted at the Heart Institute.--"There doesn't have to be an environmental catastrophe for air pollution to cause injury," said Boris Z. Simkhovich, M.D., Ph.D, a senior research associate at the Heart Institute of the Good Samaritan Hospital, and an assistant professor of research medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. "We're talking about very modest increases. Air pollution can be dangerous at levels that are within the accepted air quality standards."---Studies in both humans and animals have shown that exposure to air pollution can affect heart rate, blood pressure, blood vessel function, blood clotting, and heart rate variability (a factor in developing heart rhythm disturbances), and speed the progression of atherosclerosis. Researchers who study large populations of people over time have found that increased levels of air pollution are linked to emergency hospital admissions for heart attack, chest pain, and congestive heart failure and even to death from heart disease, arrhythmias, heart failure and cardiac arrest. --The elderly and patients who have already been diagnosed with heart disease or diabetes (which damages the blood vessels) are particularly vulnerable to the cardiovascular effects of air pollution. ---"Patients with cardiovascular disease shouldn't exercise outside on days with increased air pollution levels. On very polluted days, they should consider staying inside, and during the winter, they should limit exposure to fireplace smoke," Dr. Kloner said. "Of course, the real solution is to reduce air pollution."---Alfred Bove, M.D., Ph.D., agreed. "The review by Dr. Simkhovich and his fellow authors make it quite clear that air pollution is linked to cardiovascular disease," said Dr. Bove, ACC's president-elect and cardiology section chief at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. "They suggest that this is another compelling reason to campaign for improved air quality, while at the same time studying therapies to minimize the risk of exposures."---Story Source-- The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American College of Cardiology, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS – -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recipe For lung Health---utilizing High dose of Vitamin A and beta carotene will offset a lot of this as well as combining it with Vitamin E and Vitamin C—utilizing ( depending on location—Elevation—and toxins In the air ) Minimal amount of Vitamin C would be 3,000mgs ( 3 grams and this is minimal you may need to go up to whatever levels work for you example 10 gr or 20 gr or even higher if there is an ongoing condition such as cancer or liver dysfunctions or immune breakdown---anything that has a high profile for the heart as well would be utilized –Vitamin C and Vitamin E and Selenium---Again 3 grams of Vitamin C+ 200-400 IU’sVitamin E 1-3 times a day with a full spectrum of tocopherols and toctrienols ( here are some sources of vitamin E Vitamin E content per 100 g of source include –remember 100 grams is about 3 oz Wheat germ oil (215.4 mg)--- Sunflower oil (55.8 mg)--Almond oil (39.2 mg) -- Sunflower seed (35.17 mg) Almond (26.2 mg)-- Hazelnut (26.0 mg) ---Walnut oil (20.0 mg) ---Peanut oil (17.2 mg) Olive oil (12.0 mg)-- Poppyseed oil (11.4 mg) --Peanut (9.0 mg) --Pollard (2.4 mg) Maize (2.0 mg)--Poppy seed (1.8 mg) -- Asparagus (1.5 mg) --Oats (1.5 mg) Chestnut (1.2 mg)---Coconut (1.0 mg) --Tomatoes (0.9 mg) Walnut (0.7 mg)--Carrots (0.6 mg)--Goat's milk (0.1 mg) The proportion of vitamin E to other tocopherols in a nutrient source varies greatly. For example, the tocopherol content is 96% vitamin E in almonds and 9% vitamin E in poppy seeds---And Selenium 200 mcgs in divided dose 1 serving 3 times a day--- FOther things to use as well are Butter—Coconut Oil—Palm Oil these all have fats or antioxidants that will again restore or maintain Lung health and Fortify the Heart—Fat is used by our bodies to collect and remove particles and pathogens and is used to repair the damaged cells or organs-as well in the uptake of any fat soluble vitamin or nutrient ( meaning it helps in the absorption and utilization like vitamin A and cq 1o ) FHerbs to consider as well would be astragulus – chickweed-- Barley Grass protects Lung Cells against Cell damage from Radiation and the Cancer-causing agent 4-nitroso-quinolone--However Barley Grass must be consumed prior to exposure by these toxins in order for this effect to occur. FHerbs--Astragalus is effective for chronic weakness of the Lungs.--Black Walnut alleviates many ailments of the Lungs.---Chaparral improves the function of the Lungs.--Chickweed reduces the build-up of Mucous in the Lungs.--Chillis clear the Lungs of Mucous (due to the Capsaicin content of Chilli). Thyme—Savoury—Garlic—Onion—Bay Leaf—Sage-- Phosphatidylcholine counteracts some of the damage inflicted on the Lungs by Tobacco smoking.—Making teas ir tictures will be the best way to get this going---capsules will be effective as well and are convienant FMinerals---Magnesium improves the function of the Lungs -- One human study has demonstrated that subjects who consumed at least 380 mg of Magnesium per day exhibit superior Lung function compared to those consuming less than 380 mg of Magnesium per day regardless of whether the subjects smoked or not.--Selenium helps to prevent damage to the Lungs from Free Radicals-- Zinc strengthens the Mucous Membranes of the Lungs.—Carbonating the magnesium will be one of the best ways to take it by adding citric acid to a 3 ounces of water and 200 mgs of magnesium oxide or citrate—stir till saturated then add ¼ tsp of baking soda and this will uptake the mineral effectively---it will have a secondary impact –increased bowel activity may come about FPolyphenols---Curcumin protects against Lung damage caused by various toxic substances. -- ****************************************************************************************************************** Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Concerning Genetically Modified Organisms **************************************************************************************************************** Researchers develop protein-packed potato in India Mon Sep 20, 3:01 PM SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Researchers in India have developed a genetically modified potato that is packed with up to 60 percent more protein and increased levels of amino acids. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, the scientists expressed hope that the transgenic potato would find more acceptance because it uses a gene from the amaranth seed, another edible crop[U1]. "Because potato constitutes an important part of the diet of many people in developed as well as developing countries, it is apparent that this can add value to potato-based products with enhanced benefits for better human health,[U2]" they wrote. Amaranth is a tall, broadleaf plant that produces tiny seeds. It was a major food of the Aztecs and earlier American cultures, and started to be grown as a grain crop in the United States in the late 1970s. One of its genes, Amaranth Albumin 1 (AmA1), is regarded as agriculturally important because it endows the plant and its seeds with high protein levels and higher concentrations of several essential amino acids. Led by Subhra Chakraborty at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research in New Delhi, the scientists inserted the gene into seven types of potatoes and then grew the transgenic potatoes over two years. They found that the transgenic potatoes contain between 35 and 60 percent more protein than unmodified potatoes. They also contain increased levels of amino acids, notably lysine, tyrosine and sulphur, which are usually limited in potatoes. These had been fed to rats and rabbits with no adverse consequences, the scientists said. More than a billion people worldwide consume potatoes   FA footnote here something to speculate--Looked at from outside of commercial interests, perils of genetically modified foods and organisms are multi-dimensional. They include the creation of new "transgenic" life forms - organisms that cross unnatural gene lines (such as tomato seed genes crossed with fish genes) - and that have unpredictable behavior or replicate themselves out of control in the wild. This can happen, without warning, inside of our bodies creating an unpredictable chain reaction. A four-year study at the University of Jena in Germany conducted by Hans-Hinrich Kaatz revealed that bees ingesting pollen from transgenic rapeseed had bacteria in their gut with modified genes. This is called a "horizontal gene transfer." Commonly found bacteria and microorganisms in the human gut help maintain a healthy intestinal flora. These, however, can be mutated. ---Mutations may also be able to travel internally to other cells, tissue systems and organs throughout the human body. Not to be underestimated, the potential domino effect of internal and external genetic pollution can make the substance of science-fiction horror movies become terrible realities in the future. The same is true for the bacteria that maintain the health of our soil - and are vitally necessary for all forms of farming - in fact for human sustenance and survival.   *********************************************************************************************************************   TOP F [U1]what is so profound here us that there is so much antagonizing elements to GMO or GE food that one has to think why it is still here the whole crux of safety is not ever going to be answerred til we are 50-100 years in the future and when people will make comments on the stupidity of this generation to have allowed this kind of mutation to exist---we have been consuming not GMO or GE Foods BUT MUTATED FOODS--which in turn Mutate other life organisms environmentally as well as internally!!!! [U2]Here we go all in the name of benefit and a profit margin is loud and clear with the concept of Food nutrition---the facts are that these Viruses they are implanting in the foods need to be studdied on long term human Genome Genetics---we are already seeing signs of mutations---Look at our politicians--here are prime examples of GMMP==Genetically Mmodified Mutated People---and now they want to feed this to us   TOP G HOME   Show of the Week September 27 2010     Canadians To Be Vaccinated With Live H1N1 Virus with MSG   ************************************************************************ Potential Alternative to HRT   ************************************************************************ FDA should copy EFSA for health claims, says Scientific American ************************************************************************ Swedes seek health via high-fat foods ************************************************************************ Treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome category IIIA with Serenoa repens plus selenium and lycopene--- Recipe for the Prostate ************************************************************************       “Based On Canadian Law we have th right to refuse vaccinations and Surgical procedures “ Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 10:04 AM   Canadians To Be Vaccinated With Live H1N1 Virus with MSG ----For The 2010/11 Flu Season---The Public Health Agency of Canada has once again given their seal of approval for the injection of a dangerous cocktail of toxic chemicals they call a trivalent vaccine. The 2010/11 recipients of AstraZeneca's FLUMIST will be exposed to several strains of live viruses including H1N1 and H3N2. The vaccine also contains MSG and other known neurotoxins and immunotoxins.---Similar to last year's Arepanrix Vaccine, FLUMIST was approved without evaluating its safety and effectiveness on a single Canadian. ---The vaccines are especially being promoted for children since the nasal spray vaccine can be marketed as less invasive due its intranasal delivery that does not require needles. Ontario's chief medical officer of health said a non-injectable vaccine is an "attractive option." The product has been on the U.S. market for the last seven years.---AstraZeneca Canada is currently ensuring that all Canadian pharmacies are making preparations to stock the vaccine this fall. The influenza vaccine will be one of several vaccines to be offered on the Canadian market.---On August 26, 2010, Health Canada issued a Notice of Decision to AstraZeneca Canada for the FLUMIST vaccine. The FLUMIST Trivalent vaccine product information:   Three Live Viruses: - Influenza Virus Type A (H1N1); - Influenza Virus Type A (H3N2); and - Influenza Virus Type B Route of Administration: Intranasal Spray Dosage Strength: 0.2 mL Clinically Relevant Nonmedicinal Ingredients - Gelatin hydrolysate (porcine Type A) - sucrose Additional Toxic Ingredients: - Monobasic potassium phosphate: Immunotoxin - Arginine hydrochloride: Toxic to lungs and mucous membranes - Monosodium glutamate: Neurotoxin, Excitotoxin - Gentamicin: Nephrotoxic Adverse Reactions - Pain - Redness - Swelling - Fatigue - Headaches - Arthralgia (joint inflammation) - Myalgia (muscle inflammation) - Shivering - Sweating - Swollen lymph nodes - Fever - Vomiting - Tingling or numbness of the hands or feet - Shortness of breath - Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) Serious Adverse Reactions Congenital, familial and genetic: - Exacerbation of symptoms of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy (Leigh syndrome) Immune system: - Anaphylactic reactions, facial edema and urticaria Nervous system: - Guillain-Barré syndrome, Bell’s Palsy Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal: - Epistaxis Skin and subcutaneous tissue: - Rash   Discussion---There are currently NO clinical trials or results which have validated the long-term safety and efficacy of the FLUMIST vaccine. Regulatory health agencies are refusing to acknowledge this fact or the nature of toxicity levels associated with the FLUMIST and its ingredients. The well documented toxicity evidence for each ingredient presented above are simply ignored. If you'll notice, most of the ingredients that are considered non-clinically relevant excipients are ALL TOXIC and yet still injected in every person that receives the vaccine. No Pharmacokinetic, Carcinogenic or Fertility Studies----One of the most critical elements which defines the toxicity potential of any vaccine are its pharmacokinetic properties. AstraZeneca and Medimmune do not consider the study, analysis or evaluation of the pharmacokinetic properties of any vaccine ingredients or excipients including FLUMIST. This means that the bodily absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of ingredients within the vaccine are not known or even considered in safety assessments. ---FLUMIST has not been evaluated for its carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or its potential to impair fertility. There have also been NO animal reproduction studies or studies in pregnant or lactating women and it is not known whether FLUMIST is excreted in human milk.. Hospitalizations and Deaths---An increased rate of hospitalizations (for any cause) through 180 days after final vaccination dose of FLUMIST was observed in children 6-11 months of age. There were eight deaths reported within 180 days of FLUMIST dosing. Of the 8 deaths, 4 occurred within 42 days after the last dose of FLUMIST. 43 and 180 days after FLUMIST dosing, deaths were due to diarrhea and sepsis, encephalopathy, suffocation, and posterior fossa tumor and malignant hyperthermia.----The information above clearly demonstrates that the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada have no interest in meeting some of the most basic precautions to safeguard the health of Canadians. ---Last year, just as flu activity increased across Canada, federal authorities warned Canadians not to buy natural remedies and to strictly confide in the anti-viral drugs and vaccines authorized by Health Canada. ---172,000 doses were eventually recalled and withdrawn after serious adverse reactions, notably in the heart and lungs, and hundreds of deaths were reported.---Please protect yourself naturally from the flu. Learn what colds and flus really are and use common sense to the best of your ability.---Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment. ************************************************************************ Potential Alternative to HRT In vitro estrogenic activities of fenugreek Trigonella foenum graecum seeds. Indian J Med Res. 2010 Jun;131:814-9--Authors: Sreeja S, Anju VS, Sreeja S BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Trigonella foenum graecum commonly known as fenugreek, has been widely cultivated in Asia, Africa and Mediterranean countries for the edible and medicinal values of its seeds. Earlier reports show that fenugreek seeds provide a mastogenic effect resulting in enhanced breast size. However, very little is known about its estrogenic effect. The present study investigated the effect of chloroform extracts of fenugreek seeds (FCE) in breast cancer cells for its estrogenic effect, and to assess its capacity as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). METHODS: The effect of FCE on cell proliferation of estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer cells, MCF-7 was studied by MTT assay at a concentration range of 20 to 320 microg/ml. The competitive ER binding assay (HAP assay) was done to find out the ER binding capacity of the extract. Transfection and reporter assay (DLR assay), and RT- PCR with an estrogen responsive gene pS2 were done to find out the transcriptional regulatory activity of FCE. RESULTS: FCE stimulated the proliferation of MCF-7 cells, showed binding to ER (IC(50) = 185.6 +/- 32.8 microg/ ml) and acted as an agonist for ER mediated transcription via ERE. It also induced the expression of estrogen responsive gene pS2 in MCF-7 cells. INTERPRETATION & CONCLUSION: Our study provided the evidence for estrogenic activities of fenugreek seeds. Further in vitro and in vivo studies could demonstrate its suitability as an alternative to HRT.---PMID: 20571172 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Recipe—Make a tea of this and utilize this during a normal cycle---refrain from it every 4th week –sprinkle this as well on foods---   ******************************************************************************************************** FDA should copy EFSA for health claims, says Scientific American The FDA is too lenient regarding health claims and should follow EFSA’s lead and hold foods “to the same scientific standards as those for drugs”[U1], according to the editors of Scientific American. In the most recent issue of the magazine, an editorial entitled “Snake oil in the supermarket” states that consumers are currently getting a “rotten deal” with regards functional foods. ----“Although health claims for foods may appear to be authoritative, in many cases science does not support them and the government does not endorse them,” state the authors. “Not only do these products, many of which are nutritionally bereft, fail to deliver on their promises, but they may also give consumers a false sense of security that discourages them from taking more effective measures to attain wellness, such as exercise or medication[U2].” ---The editors do note the warning letters sent to 17 food and beverage manufacturers in March, and describe this as an “unusually expansive crackdown for the agency”. Only this week FDA issued a warning letter to Unilever for health claims related to cholesterol reduction on its Lipton Green Tea 100 percent Naturally Decaffeinated product. ---“Holding health claims for food to the same scientific standards as those for drugs—and requiring manufacturers to convince the FDA of alleged benefits before releasing products for sale—would result in far fewer health claims on packaged foods, if recent developments in Europe are any indication,”[U3] wrote the editors. “In 2006 Europe began holding food makers to rigorous scientific standards. Since then, the European Food Safety Authority has rejected, on the basis of insufficient evidence, a whopping 80 percent of the more than 900 claims they have assessed thus far[U4].” --Dannon versus Danone ---To show the differences between the FDA and EFSA approaches, the editors look to Danone/Dannon. According to the Scientific American article, US visitors to the Activia website “prominently displays the product’s putative health benefits, asserting that it can ‘help regulate your digestive system by helping reduce long intestinal transit time’.” ----“The UK version, on the other hand, says only that the yogurt contains an exclusive bacterial culture and, like other yogurts, is a source of calcium and vitamin B12,” they add[U5]. --Lame arguments ---To conclude, the editors state: “Industry representatives complain that having to prove claims about the health benefits of food would cost too much and take too long. It’s a lame argument. The nation is currently engaged in a struggle against skyrocketing rates of obesity and other diet-related diseases that are among the leading causes of death in the U.S. In this context, unsubstantiated health claims on processed foods are a harmful abuse of science that we should not tolerate.”   *********************************************************************************************************** Swedes seek health via high-fat foods In their quest for health and wellness via the diet, consumers in Sweden are increasingly looking to organic, additive-free – and high fat products. ---These are the main trends highlighted by market research Euromonitor in a Health and Wellness report published in July 2010. --Switch to high fat ---According to the report, more and more Swedish consumers are switching from low-fat to high-fat products in order to lose weight, picking up on a trend that was noticeable several years ago, but that has since accelerated. ----“The trend has been spurred by diets such as the Atkins diet, and more recently by the LCHF diet, or the Low-Carb High-Fat diet. The Low-Carb High-Fat diet bears a resemblance to the Atkins diet, with the LCHF diet mainly promoted by the physician and popular blogger Annika Dahlqvist,” writes Euromonitor [U6] The LCHF, which diet promotes the use of saturated fats, has gained significant attention in the Swedish media, despite being regarded as controversial by many people, says the researcher. --Additive-free ---In addition, consumers in Sweden as in several western European regions, particularly the UK, are also avoiding products containing certain additives regarded as harmful. These include trans fats, monosodium glutamate and artificial sweeteners. ----“Eating naturally healthy food has been promoted by associations like Äkta Vara (Genuine Produce), among others. The founder of the association, Mats-Eric Nilsson, wrote two best-selling books in which he criticises the food industry for using too many additives. The publication of the books in 2007 and 2008 sparked a debate on the use of artificial additives in the Swedish media,” writes Euromonitor. ---The report notes that many manufacturers in Sweden have started to respond to the increased demand for food and beverages that are free from artificial additives and, in 2009, Procordia Food announced that it would stop using monosodium glutamate in its products. --Organic and local --Organic foods and beverages continue to be important for Swedish consumers, with strong sales in 2009 despite the tightened economy. However, growth rates – which peaked in 2008 – have suffered from a lack of supply of organic ingredients,” said Euromonitor. ---“The Swedish dairies have started to raise the prices they pay for organic milk in order to increase the number of organic dairy farmers. The supply of fresh organic bread has also suffered from the fact that large bakeries with a nationwide coverage are unwilling to bake organic bread, which is still baked in relatively small numbers. The mill and bakery Saltå Kvarn, which is specialised in organic and biodynamic bread, was planning to open a new bakery in the Stockholm region in 2010, and this will improve the availability of organic fresh bread.” ---The increasing demand for organic food and beverages also led to a number of private label developments, noted the researcher. --In 2008, the grocery retailer ICA launched the organic label I Love Eco, which replaced the old brand ICA Ekologiskt. “However, the development of organic private label lines poses a threat to small and medium-sized manufacturers of organic food and beverages in particular.” -- Swedish consumers have also started to seek out locally produced goods, as they become more concerned about their health or more environmentally conscious[U7]. ---“Marketing the food as locally produced has become a new way for manufacturers to target such consumers.” ---“The trend is expected to be boosted by the new climate label, which is being developed by, among others, KRAV, the organisation which is also developing the label for organic food. The first products with the new label are expected to appear in 2010. “   ************************************************************************   Treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome category IIIA with Serenoa repens plus selenium and lycopene (Profluss) versus S. repens alone: an Italian randomized multicenter-controlled study. Urol Int. 2010;84(4):400-6---Authors: Morgia G, Mucciardi G, Galì A, Madonia M, Marchese F, Di Benedetto A, Romano G, Bonvissuto G, Castelli T, Macchione L, Magno C OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Serenoa repens + selenium and lycopene (Profluss) versus S. repens ( Saw Palmetto ) alone for the treatment of category IIIa chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 102 patients with IIIa CP/CPPS were enrolled and randomized into two groups each to receive Profluss or S. repens alone for 8 weeks. Evaluation was based on results of the National Institutes of Health-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI), IPSS, maximum peak flow rate (MPFR), and PSA measurements at baseline and at weeks 4, 8 and 8 after the end of treatment. The primary endpoint was a >50% reduction in NIH-CPSI score. Secondary endpoints evaluated were MPFR, IPSS, PSA and white blood cell count. RESULTS: No patients withdrew from the study. The mean NIH-CPSI score decreased significantly (p < 0.001) in both groups; we observed a decrease in the total score from 27.45 to 13.27 in group 1 (-51.64%) and from 27.76 to 20.62 in group 2 (-26.06%). IPSS improved significantly (p < 0.001) in both arms, but more in group 1. PSA and white blood cell count decreased significantly (p < 0.007) only in group 1. The MPFR improved more in group 1 (p < 0.005). CONCLUSION: Profluss is a triple therapy that is safe and well tolerated. It ameliorates symptoms associated with IIIa CP/CPPS. --PMID: 20332612 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Recipe for the Prostate---This combination can be done as well with a mixing of your own---adding tomato paste ( I 2 oz jar or can ( preferably the jar )to olive oil ( ¼ cup) and heating ( 5 minutes at a low to mid range and not to burn the tomato paste) It up will produce adequate lycopene---and by adding to it ground brazil nuts ( 2-3) with this and garlic ( 1-2 cloves or even onion) and either capsuled saw palmetto ( 500 mgs X 3)---Mix well and consume daily you will have made this formula ************************************************************************   TOP G [U1]Unbelievable the level of promotion and flaunting they are doing with this--I have been saying that the FDA -HPB in Canada are waiting for the EFSA ( run by the FDA ) to fromualte claims under article 13.1---now they are saying in a Nutshell to corroberate and have the same standards which will eliminate access to real doses needed for Helath [U2]Again a broad claim derailing the food industry or the labeling of the industry---but yet this is a 2 edge sword nothing is ever mentioned on GMO or GE or the dangers of GMO or even the lack of nutrition of the GMO and yet they will be continued to be sold as a food product rather the a mutated food and a toxic waste [U3]Again with the Misleading---the EFSA is having a difficut time getting the regulations in place because these foods are not drugs and it is difficult at best to define the supplements or herbs in a way of medicine due to the fact they are complete and have a full compliment of chemistry and enzymes that drugs do not have [U4]Which are being challenged and even being litigated [U5]Again this just changed recently and Danone is challenged this with the EFSA [U6]The very cocncept I as well suggest to most People and it works well [U7]This Trend has been going on globally and locally the biggest problem we have is to deal with the mulitanationals who fee threatened by cleaner foods and healthier choices