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Antioxidative and antiviral properties of flowering cherry fruits (Prunus serrulata L. var. spontanea).
Am J Chin Med. 2010;38(5):937-48
Authors: Yook HS, Kim KH, Park JE, Shin HJ
The phenolic compounds of many fruits have been known to be efficient cellular protective antioxidants. In this study, antioxidative and antiviral properties of flowering cherry cultivars (Prunus yedoensis, Prunus sargentii, Prunus lannesiana, and Prunus cerasus) in Korea were investigated. The antioxidant property was assayed for specific activities including 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) hydroxy radical scavenging activity, reducing power capacity, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) like activity. In addition, antiviral activity was determined by inhibition studies on the infection cycle of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), measured as minimum concentration of cherry extracts that inhibited 50% of cytopathic effect (CPE) on PEDV. Our results show that the four varieties of cherries contain substantially high antioxidants and antiviral activities. In particular, P. cerasus contains higher antioxidants and antiviral activities as well as polyphenolic content than other varieties. Our data indicate that Korean native cherry cultivars could be beneficial supplements of dietary antioxidants and natural antiviral agents.–PMID: 20821824 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Make a SUPER CHERRY Remedy—Juice the cherries in a juicer and then take and add the amount in equal portions in brandy or cognac and blend together for 5 minutes—pour into a glass container and use 1 tablespoon several times a day or when in pain
Cherry 2—take the left over cherry and mix with beet and apple as a sauce and consume regularly—
Cherry 3 take the left over and add to honey and blend til fused or for 5-8 minutes-allow to cool and you have a cherry jam or spread
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Chemical Compounds in Trees Can Fight Deadly Staph Infections in Humans
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a “superbug” that is resistant to most medications, sickened more than 94,000 people in 2005 and killed more than 19,000 in the US, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control. –ScienceDaily (Feb. 25, 2011) — Most people would never suspect that a “trash tree,” one with little economic value and often removed by farmers due to its ability to destroy farmland, could be the key to fighting a deadly bacterium. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a “superbug” that is resistant to most medications.–“I wanted to find a use for a tree species that is considered a nuisance,” said Chung-Ho Lin, research assistant professor in the MU Center for Agroforestry at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. “This discovery could help people fight the bacteria as well as give farmers another cash crop.”–MRSA is an evolving bacterium that is resistant to most medications[U1]. For most people, the infection is isolated to the skin. However, it can spread to vital organs causing toxic shock syndrome and pneumonia, especially in people with weakened immune systems. The incidence of disease caused by MRSA bacteria is increasing worldwide. Thirty years ago, MRSA accounted for 2 percent of all staph infections. By 2003, that number had climbed to 64 percent. In 2005, more than 94,000 people developed life-threatening MRSA infections in the United States, according to a Centers for Disease Control report. Nearly 19,000 people died during hospital stays related to these infections.—While the Eastern Red Cedar has few commercial uses, it is present in the U.S. in large numbers and its range extends from Kansas to the eastern United States. An estimated 500 million trees grow in Missouri. Lin began his investigation by building on existing research showing the anti-bacterial potential of chemical compounds derived from the tree.—Lin, George Stewart, professor and department chair of Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Brian Thompson, postdoctoral fellow in the Bond Life Sciences Center, identified, isolated and tested 17 bioactive compounds and has plans to analyze more compounds. Scientists found that a relatively small concentration of a chemical compound found in the Eastern Red Cedar- 5 micrograms per milliliter — was effective against MRSA. The team tested the compound’s effectiveness against many versions of MRSA in a test tube with promising initial results.-“We found this chemical from the cedar needles, an abundant and renewable resource that can be collected annually,” co-researcher Brian Thompson said. “Because the compound is in the needles, we don’t have to cut down the trees.”—-In addition to its potential use in fighting MRSA, researchers found that some chemical compounds in the tree are able to fight and kill skin cancer cells present in mice. It may also be effective as a topical acne treatment. Stewart said the compounds are years away from commercial use, as they must go through clinical trials. The team’s research was presented recently at the International Conference on Gram-Positive Pathogens.-Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Missouri-Columbia.
How to Make a Red Cedar Recipe–How to make—Simmer the needles in wine in a slow cooker for a day or more—Strain and bottle—use 1 tsp several times a day or apply topically—this as well can be used for respiratory issues
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3[U1]Maybe a result of GMO consumption and poor hygienc practices in hospital settings –since this is only contracted after being in a hospital
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Show of the Week March 7 2011
 
Interview with Chris Gupta
 
The Case Against Fluoride
 
Parliament Under Pressure to Stop Genetically Modified Fish
 
Blood Enhancer
 
WAXED
 
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Interview with Chris Gupta
http://www.am980.ca/HostShows/LifeByDesign.aspx
 
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The Case Against Fluoride
 
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, London, ON
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 (6:30 pm � 9:00 pm)
London Media Contact: Pam Killeen 519-488-5376
On March 2, 2011, Paul Connett, PhD, co-author of The Case Against Fluoride and Executive Director of the Fluoride Action Network, will be speaking at the Wolf Performance Hall (Central Library) about the very real concerns regarding artificial water fluoridation. The three main points that Dr. Connett will demonstrate are that fluoride is ineffective, unsafe and unethical. There is scientific consensus that fluoride over-exposure is a contributor to many health problems including cardiovascular disease, cancer, thyroid suppression, arthritic-like pain, dementia, diabetes, colic in babies, and irritable bowel syndrome. In 2006, the US National Research Council (NRC) published a comprehensive review of recent fluoride studies. The report states that fluoride is an “endocrine disruptor” and that Fluoride appears to have the potential to initiate or promote cancers, particularly of the bone… The Carcinogen Identification Committee for the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment recently listed fluoride as one of the 5 chemicals selected for possible listing as a carcinogen. The crucial message of the NRC report is that the highest scientific authority in the US has determined that low levels of fluoride in drinking water may have serious adverse health effects, says Dr. Paul Connett. —Connett adds, “There are three words that proponents dare not discuss, these are ‘margin of safety.’ When Chinese researchers found that lowering of IQ in children is associated with fluoride at 1.9 ppm, it should have ended fluoridation. Using the standard safety factor of 10 to protect the whole population would mean that the most sensitive children in Canada could have their intelligence lowered by drinking one to two glasses of water daily at 0.7 ppm fluoride (the level used in Ontario). Historians will be astounded that North American health authorities put children’s teeth ahead of their brains.” –Because some individuals consume up to 10 times more water than the average, it is obvious that the daily intake of fluoride cannot be controlled when delivered via drinking water. [U1]Although drinking water is the single largest source of fluorides, most individuals are unaware that fluoride is also in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the beverages we drink[U2], and dental products, leading to an epidemic of dental fluorosis, the visible sign of fluoride over-exposure.
Research from members of the Canadian Public Health Service (CPHS) demonstrates that artificial water fluoridation does not prevent cavities. This research from CPHS reveals that 1) artificial water fluoridation is a significant waste of taxpayers’ money; 2) every dollar spent on artificial water fluoridation contributes to environmental degradation of source water and the degradation of our health. –Evidence from Freedom of Information Requests, letters, and Petitions to the Auditor General of Canada now demonstrates that the fluoride products used in drinking water are not compliant with the regulatory requirements of the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act, written in the post-Walkerton era. A growing number of organizations such as the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), Great Lakes United, Environmental Protection Agency unions and professionals worldwide are calling for an end to artificial drinking water fluoridation. –A recent statement by CAPE states: On the basis of this weight of evidence we believe that fluoridation of drinking water is scientifically untenable, and should not be part of a public health initiative or program.–A growing number of municipalities around the world have recently voted to remove fluoride from their drinking water. The most recent communities to do so in Canada include: Calgary, AB, Waterloo, ON, Welland, ON, Thorold, ON, Dryden, ON, Kamloops, BC, Kelowna BC, and Quebec City, PQ, Vercheres, PQ and CFB Kingston.
Artificial Water Fluoridation. Just turn it off. For further information on the NRC report, and fluoride health issues and water fluoridation, see: http://www.fluoridealert.org -Contact: Carole Clinch, Research Coordinator, People for Safe Drinking Water 519-884-8184, [email protected] Contact: Paul Connett, PhD, 802-355-0999 or 315-379-9200, [email protected] or [email protected], 82 Judson Street, Canton NY 13617 -Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is the leading science and advocacy group focused on health issues surrounding fluoride from water, food, air, pesticides, and industrial exposures.
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Osteosarcoma–Flouride poisoning result
Cancer Causes Control. 2006 May;17(4):481-2.
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: We explored age-specific and gender-specific effects of fluoride level in drinking water and the incidence of osteosarcoma.
METHODS: We used data from a matched case-control study conducted through 11 hospitals in the United States that included a complete residential history for each patient and type of drinking water (public, private well, bottled) used at each address. Our analysis was limited to cases less than 20 years old. We standardized fluoride exposure estimates based on CDC-recommended target levels that take climate into account. We categorized exposure into three groups (<30%, 30-99%, >99% of target) and used conditional logistic regression to estimate odds ratios.
RESULTS: Analysis is based on 103 cases under the age of 20 and 215 matched controls. For males, the unadjusted odds ratios for higher exposures were greater than 1.0 at each exposure age, reaching a peak of 4.07 (95% CI 1.43, 11.56) at age 7 years for the highest exposure. Adjusting for potential confounders produced similar results with an adjusted odds ratio for males of 5.46 (95% CI 1.50, 19.90) at age 7 years. This association was not apparent among females.
CONCLUSIONS: Our exploratory analysis found an association between fluoride exposure in drinking water during childhood and the incidence of osteosarcoma among males but not consistently among females. Further research is required to confirm or refute this observation. PMID 16596294
 
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Parliament Under Pressure to Stop Genetically Modified Fish-
 
Motion in the House of Commons requests transparency
Thursday, March 3, 2011.
Ottawa – Today in the House of Commons, New Democratic Party Fisheries and Oceans Critic Fin Donnelly tabled a motion asking for transparency and more study before genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon are approved for human consumption.–US company AquaBounty has genetically modified a faster growing Atlantic salmon by inserting a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon and genetic material from ocean pout.–AquaBounty has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to approve the GM Atlantic salmon for human consumption but the status of any requests for approvals from the company to the Canadian government are unknown because our federal departments refuse to disclose this information.—“Why won’t the government tell us if they are doing a risk assessment?” asked Leo Broderick of PEI and Vice-Chair of the Council of Canadians, “AquaBounty wants to supply the market with genetically modified salmon eggs from PEI but Canadians have no clue if the company has asked for approval here.”—AquaBounty is not planning to produce GM salmon in the US but is instead proposing to produce all the GM salmon eggs on Prince Edward Island and then ship the eggs for grow out and processing in Panama, for selling into the US consumer market.[U3]
Today’s motion asks the government to explain its regulations and to set up a system to notify Canadians about any requests for approval and approval decisions. The motion also asks the government to “prevent the introduction of genetically modified salmon destined for human consumption into the Canadian food system until further scientific studies are concluded by the relevant departments to determine the impact of genetically modified salmon on human health and on the health of marine species, ecosystems and habitats.”–“We call on all Members of Parliament to support the motion. It is a request for basic transparency,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. “This cloak of secrecy is unjustifiable and, frankly, ridiculous.”—“DFO’s own scientists have acknowledged that genetically modified salmon pose a real risk to our wild fish stocks,” said Catherine Stewart of Living Oceans Society in B.C. “Any debate on this issue, any scientific research informing the debate, must be made available to all concerned citizens.”–Sixty fisheries and oceans conservation, environmental and social justice groups released a joint statement in December 6, 2010, opposing GM fish. –For more information: Lucy Sharratt, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Cell 613 263 9511; Leo Broderick, Council of Canadians, 902 894 4874; Catherine Stewart, Living Oceans Society: 604-916-6722; http://www.cban.ca/fish
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Blood Enhancer—this can be made by adding in 10 herbs in equal ratios—Peppermint-thyme –rosemary-sage-savoury-cinnamon bark-clove –myrrh—balm of gilead-oregano –ratios can be as strong or as weak as you like—1 tsp—1 table 1oz –it should be all equal starting out I would go 1 tsp of each–add this to red wine 1 ½ cup and allow to blend for 10 -15 minutes—strain then add to glass container—use 1 tablespoon as is or juice beets and add 1 cup of beets to 1 tablespoon of this remedy—and to add another twist—add iodine ( 1-2 drops) colloidal gold 1-4 drops and colloidal silver depending on strength use 3 drops or less per ½ oz usage will see a good effect do this 2-3 times a day- after a short period of time you may notice a increase resistance to pathogens and feel an increase level of endurance and strength —An alternative would be to do this in fresh beet juice and add the same ratio and add 1 oz of alcohol—blend for 10 minutes and strain—the results are quick–You can combo each of them ( the 2 recipes)
 
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WAXED—
take bees wax and melt to get 4-6 oz ( now if you can not afford this then use the preserving jar wax paraffin for this you will be ok for the allotted time you will be using it ) take the essential oil of citronella—lemon grass- and thuja –Any essential oils will be effective these I am displaying to get you started ) heat the wax using a glass jar and a pot—you will fill the pot with water and then add the glass jar to it and add the wax ratio 2:1 wax and oil ( any oil will do I used grapseed for my use )once melted then take jar out and insert finger in jar after it cools a bit– once cooled then apply to problem areas- and re apply to the same area—-The idea is to trap the heat and increase it by layering on the wax—causing the oils and the essential oils to penetrate more effectively—this will cause a deeper penetration of heat an as a result it may draw out of the skin issue that may have been lingering or trapped inside—and will have a restorative effect and regenerating impact on the skin
 
 
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[U1]AND this is the lunacy of all these health gurus telling you to drink in 7-8 glasses of water a day—you would flush out of your system magnesium iodine and salt and calcium that would regulate fluoride from natural sources —with this overloading you would displace life giving minerals and nutrients for fluoride—then you would need lithium for bipolar due to the fact that iodine has been displaced by the fluoride causingthis dysfuntion–not to mention the bone degeneration that so many women are suffering today as a result of the overloading of flouride
[U2]Store bought juices—soft drinks and beverages—this is why Reverse osmosis and Distilled water products are best to utilize
[U3]THIS IS INSANITY–we won’t grow them in the USA due to the fact that it might just be a tad controversial but instead we will go to a depressed economy like PEI in canada produce the eggs there and then send them off to be riased in panama where thre is a non issue with GMO’s and then return them for sale in America or Canada???? am I the only one seeing this ?
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Show of the Week March 11 2011
Chemtrail Letter
AntiMicrobials
Combining the oils and Nutrients to get a synergy
Alcohol Consumption After Age 75 Associated With Lower Risk of Developing Dementia
Essential oils-Inactivating Food Borne Pathogens
Vitamin C Protects against Viral Infections
 
 
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Chemtrail Letter
Luca forwarded your e-mail to me and I wanted to try and give you some answers to your questions. To begin with, WE (Arizonans) must deal with this on a state level by passing legislation that prohibits ANY kind of chemtrail spraying over the skies in Arizona. We are a sovereign state and can take that action. If the Feds don’t like it – Tough!!! The next thing is we must get Evergreen Air investigated. They are located in the old Marana Air Park and it is believed that they are one of the private companies that have a contract to spray this “crap” on us that also falls into our water, plants, trees and soil. I gave Sheriff Babeu (from Pinal County – that is where Evergreen Air is located) a packet with the DVD, “What In The World Are They Spraying” and a letter from me requesting him to investigate Evergreen Air at the old Marana Air Park. This was last Friday evening and I have not heard back from him as yet. Many of us that are involved in this critical issue are getting our blood tested for barium and aluminum. Those that have already gotten their results back have extremely high levels of both metals, way above the “safe” level. It won’t matter what kind of legislation gets passed at the Capital IF we are all sick with health problems that are coming from this spraying.—-Judy, I feel bad to smoother you with all this information but there is so much to this issue and our very lives are at stake. Haven’t you noticed how much harder it is for so many people to focus or to remember and the epidemic increase of alzheimers along with all the breathing and respiratory problems people are experiencing is rampant. Our son, Jeff, has worked at Banner Baywood Hospital for nearly 10 years now and he recently told us that the hospital is absolutely overflowing with people coming in with the problems I just mentioned. He said it is the worse he has ever seen it. Either “they” are spraying more or “they” are putting more “crap” in the spray. At any rate, we are all getting sick and our ability to think and reason is fast waning. This is all planned and we must put a stop to it. Please, please take time to check this information out, even thought I realize you are up to your eyeballs with work – I promise this is critical. If you have any questions or anything I can help you with, Judy, just call me (928-532-1182 home or 480-734-1954 cell). I will even drive down to the Capital if we need to talk in person. Bless you for all you are trying to do to hold the line when we have “brain-dead” legislators you must work with. I was appalled when I saw the vote for the nullification legislation in the Senate go down yesterday. What a bunch of uninformed, dumbed down creations of the public school system. OK, I will try and get off my soap box and hope you will forgive me for inundating you with so much information………..Karen
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AntiMicrobials
Antimicrobials used in home remediation follow a variety of chemistry and functions. One common method of mold remediation utilizes Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking soda) as a blasting medium much in the way that sand is used to blast (clean) surfaces under the propulsion of compressed air. This ‘Soda Blasting’ makes a large cloud of dust that is pH Alkalai and its residue that permeates the wood and painted surfaces is also naturally antimicrobial as a result of the high pH and the presence of Sodium Bicarbonate. If used alone, repeated wetting can wash away the Sodium Bicarbonate residue and mold can return to the materials if the water source is not managed. Dry ice (frozen Carbon Dioxide (CO2)) is also used as a blasting agent where clean-up is more restrictive (i.e. attics) and while the dry ice blasting leaves no antimicrobial residue, it does prep the blasted surface to receive one as a secondary step. One popular, professional anti-microbial (Serum) is often applied after or without blasting by soda or dry ice and in one of its variants, is a mix of Hydrogen Peroxide and thin surface coating that neutralizes the mold (making it non-viable) and encapsulating the surface to prevent spore release. Other anti-microbial surface treatments typically contain variants of metals known to suppress mold growth; i.e. pigments or solutions involving Copper, Silver, Zinc or other metals (some of which can be toxic to humans if improperly applied). Most antimicrobial solutions are professionally applied and are not sold to the public.
Many people use either white vinegar or laundry bleach as an inexpensive anti-microbial solution. These liquids are best used in combination and they can be safely combined. When combined in equal amounts (i.e. 2 cups bleach + 2 cups vinegar in 2 gallons of warm water + 2 drops of dish soap), these make a solution known as “Acidified Bleach” and it is considerably more effective as an antimicroboial and as a disinfectant. On porous foundation surfaces, a secondary step of scrubbing with Tri-Sodium Phosphate (TSP) or Spic-N-Span is capable of leaving behind a phosphate or carbonate reside that will be antimicrobial. The key to successful foundation cleaning with longer-lasting results hinges on leaving the cleaner residue on the wall and force-drying the area with a fan to drive off the water. Long-term success requires that the water source be corrected and that the area’s relative humiidity be kept as far below 54% as possible.
Antimicrobials and paints – Kitchen and Bath paint formulations are often manufactured with the understanding that these areas are often cleaned and may experience elevated humidity levels from bathing/cooking. As a result, leading manufacturers often design Kitchen and Bath formulations to be less porous, more scrubable, and often, the paint formulation is adjusted to be more antimicrobial than other interior paints. During color mixing, some stores also offer the option of buying and adding an antimicrobial packet to the paint as a booster. It is ill-advised to use a normal latex paint on a foundation since this naturally moist area will readily cause mold to grow on latex. Foundation painting should be done with products designed for that purpose and when applied over virgin masonry, these products (i.e. DryLok by United Gilsonite Labs) perform very well
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A viricide is a chemical or herbal antiseptic which reliably deactivates or destroys viruses, either inside or outside the body. Natural viricides include garlic, oregano, ginseng, onions, echinacea, goldenseal, chamomile, shiitake, schizandra and St. John’s wort. Antivirals also can be found in essential oils of various herbs, such as basil oil, orange oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, and sandalwood oil and their constituents
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Essential oils-Inactivating Food Borne Pathogens
The antimicrobial properties of 21 plant essential oils and two essences were investigated against five food-borne pathogens, Campylobacter jejuni, Salmonella enteriditis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes. The oils of bay, cinnamon, clove and thyme were the most inhibitory, each having a bacteriostatic concentration of 0.075% or less against all five pathogens. ( A. Smith-Palmer, J. Stewart and L. Fyfe. Antimicrobial properties of plant essential oils and essences against five important food-borne pathogens. Letters in Applied Microbiology 1998. 26. 118-122)–Many essential oils are included in pharmacopoeias as having antimicrobial activity, including:
Cinnamon oil
Clove oil – stomatology etc.
Eucalyptus oil
Garlic
Oregano oil
Lavender oil
Leleshwa oil
Lemon oil
Lemon myrtle oil
Mint oil – in medicine,
Neem oil
Nigella sativa (Black cumin) oil
Onion oil (Allium cepe) – phytoncides, in phytotherapy
Peppermint oil
Sandalwood
Sideritis or Greek Mountain Tea
Tea tree oil –
Thyme oil
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Combining the oils and Nutrients to get a synergy
Utilizing the oils in combination can create a potent synergy—For Pain and respiratory and Anti Viral and antifungal-antibacterial and a vermifuge( parasites or worms) you can combine –Peppermint—Camphor—Eucalyptus—Pine—by either using a 2 oz of oil ( any of your choice) and adding 5 drops of each essential oil—can be applied to joints—chest—around outbreaks of virus skin lesions ( best to apply around the area rather then directly on—this will stop the spreading of this and allow for containment within the are you encircle—depending on the lesion)—can be used as well as an analgesic–By consuming Zinc ( 15-20 mgs 4 times a day )with this as well as Vitamin C ( 1000mgs 4- 5times a day ( kids 500mgs 4-5 times a day or til bowel tolerance ) with lysine 500mgs 5 times a day ( kids 1 a day ) and olive leaf ( in tea or tincture ) you can as well use things Like cinnamon—clove –thyme—peppermint as a herbal spice in foods as well to reduce viral activity—For pain and aches inside use a baby Aspirin (81mgs noneneterocoated )with Arginine ( 500mgs-1000mgs) will reduce achy feelings internally—as well can be used birch polypore or chaga tinctures ½ tsp increments—consuming Onion and Applesauce will dramatically reduce the pain as well internally–
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Alcohol Consumption After Age 75 Associated With Lower Risk of Developing Dementia
ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2011) — A study by Weyerer et al. published in Age and Ageing investigates prospectively the relationship between current alcohol consumption (quantity and type of alcohol) and incident overall dementia and Alzheimer dementia.The authors conclusions suggests that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is inversely related to incident dementia, also among individuals aged 75 years and older.—3202 German individuals (75+) attending general practitioners , who were free of dementia were studied at baseline, were followed up 1.5 years and 3 years later by means of structured clinical interviews including detailed assessment of current alcohol consumption and DSM-IV dementia diagnoses. Associations between alcohol consumption (in grams of ethanol), type of alcohol (wine, beer, mixed alcohol beverages) and incident dementia were examined using Cox proportional hazard models, controlling for several confounders.—There was good ascertainment of the development of dementia, even among subjects who died during follow up. Of 3,202 subjects free of dementia at baseline, 217 subjects met criteria for dementia during follow up. Subjects consuming alcohol had approximately 30% less overall dementia and 40% less Alzheimer dementia than did non-drinking subjects. No significant differences were seen according to the type of alcoholic beverage consumed. Overall, these results are similar to several previous studies in the very elderly and suggest that moderate drinking is associated with less dementia, even among individuals aged 75 years and older.—The authors conclusions suggests that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is inversely related to incident dementia, also among individuals aged 75 years and older.
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Background: In the last 31 years (1980 — 2011) the association between moderate alcohol intake and cognitive function has been investigated in 71 studies comprising 153,856 men and women from various populations with various drinking patterns. Most studies showed an association between light to moderate alcohol consumption and better cognitive function and reduced risk of dementia, including vascular dementia and Alzheimer dementia.
Comments on the present study: This new study from Germany is well done and has some interesting features:
a large sample size of 3,202 men and women with a mean age of 80.2 years.
participants recruited from general practice (probably reducing selection bias)
a thorough baseline examination and almost complete follow up
a large number of non-drinkers and moderate drinkers
substantial incidence rates of dementia during the follow-up period of 3 years
ascertainment of dementia even among subjects who died during follow up.
As stated by Forum member Erik Skovenborg, “The association found between alcohol consumption and incident overall dementia [adjusted hazard ratio (HR) 0.71, 95% CI 0.53-0.96], respectively, incident Alzheimer dementia (adjusted HR 0.58, 95% CI 0.38-0.89) are in accordance with most other studies, including the large Rotterdam Study1 and The Cardiovascular Health Study.2 Since a randomized, controlled study of alcohol consumption and risk of dementia has not been done (and would not be feasible), the jury is still out concerning the importance of confounding. Persons who continue drinking alcohol throughout old age are the remainder population, as mentioned by the authors of this study, exhibiting a survivor phenomenon. Happy people with many friends have the most opportunities for social drinking, and in this study alcohol consumption was significantly associated with factors that are protective for the development of dementia: better education, not living alone, and absence of depression. However, even after controlling for these and several other factors, the risk for incident dementia was still significantly lower among light-to-moderate alcohol consumers. Even so it may still be a part of the explanation that old German men and women, who drank alcohol sensibly in old age, also have a healthier lifestyle in terms of physical, dietary, and mental perspectives.”—Forum member Roger Corder adds: “From all I have read on this subject, I fully agree that it is very difficult to separate alcohol consumption from other healthy lifestyle factors in populations where moderate drinking is commonplace. In this respect, the study doesn’t correct for a healthy diet, which is also likely very important, as a poor diet is associated with increased risk of dementia due to deficiencies such as low omega-3 fat intake, inadequate vitamin B12, etc. However, it is also known that improved vascular function in alcohol drinkers could account for some element of -A German Forum member, Ulrich Keil, stated: “The Swiss physician and philosopher Paracelsus (1493-1541) wrote: “Alle Dinge sind Gift, und nichts ist ohne Gift. Allein die Dosis macht, dass ein Ding kein Gift ist.” (An approximate English translation is “All things are poison, and nothing is without poison. However it is the dose that makes a thing not a poison.”) The subjects in this study were in general very moderate drinkers.An American reviewer, Harvey Finkel, added: “The badge of age is not a warning label of fragility. While, I believe, one should not start to drink just because one has attained seniority, neither must one stop! Elderly folks handle alcohol with more responsibility than do the young, and they may derive greater health benefits from moderate drinking. Age is not a reason for abstinence.”
Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Boston University Medical Center, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.—Journal Reference-S. Weyerer, M. Schaufele, B. Wiese, W. Maier, F. Tebarth, H. van den Bussche, M. Pentzek, H. Bickel, M. Luppa, S. G. Riedel-Heller. Current alcohol consumption and its relationship to incident dementia: results from a 3-year follow-up study among primary care attenders aged 75 years and older. Age and Ageing, 2011; DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afr007
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Vitamin C Protects against Viral Infections
a measles epidemic in which “Vitamin C was used prophylactically,” in which without exception all who received 1 gram every six hours either intravenously or intramuscularly “were protected from the virus.”
In treating 60 acute cases of poliomyelitis, (in a number, the diagnosis was confirmed by lumbar puncture, with cell counts ranging from 33 to 125) for the first 24 hours, 1 to 2 grams depending on age–of Vitamin C was administered every second to fourth hour (intramuscularly in children up to four years). For the following 48 hour period the 1 to 2 gram dosage was given only every sixth hour, with all 60 patients diagnosed “clinically well” within 72 hours from the commencement of treatment.
Six cases of virus encephalitis were similarly treated with Vitamin C injections, and all without exception made dramatic recoveries.
Diphtheria was successfully treated using the same intensive treatment method “in half the time required to remove the membrane and get negative smears by antitoxin.225
Summarily, Klenner could well affirm that “we have been able to assemble sufficient clinical evidence to prove unequivocally that Vitamin C is the antibiotic of choice in the handling of all types of virus diseases.” As well he demonstrated–through trial and experimentation–that where tissue levels of the vitamin are maintained, an environment that is extremely unfavourable for virtually all forms of viral infection is created in the human body.–Charpy reports on a clinical trial where 15 grams (15,000 milligrams) of ascorbic acid were administered daily to a group of extremely advanced (terminal) Tuberculosis patients. (Of the six to be tested one actually died before the trial could begin). The five patients who were fortunate enough to receive this treatment, all underwent a spectacular transformation in their general condition, and not only left their beds, but within a six to eight month period had regained from 20 to 70 pounds in body weight. As an added point of interest, each patient had cumulatively taken about 3 kilograms (3,000,000 milligrams) of ascorbic acid during the test period with absolute safety and perfect tolerance.
 
TABLE F — CONDITIONS SUCCESSFULLY PREVENTED AND OR REMEDIATED EMPLOYING VITAMIN C
infectious hepatitis
virus pneumonia
influenza
diphtheria
virus encephalitispoliomyelitis
pertusis (whooping caugh)
measles
chicken pox
parotitis (mumps)
tetanus (lockjaw)
mononucleosis
rheumatic fever
scarlat fever
botulism
heavy metal intoxication
poisonous insect, spider and snake bites
trichinosis*
bacillary dysentary
malignancies
post-operative deaths
childbirth labor (easing and shortening)
postpartum hemmorages (prevents)
cardiovascular diseases
peptic and duodenal ulcers
pancreatitis
severe burns (mostly external treatment)
radiation sickness
carbon mooxide poisoning
barbiturate poisoning222
 
 
 
In Klenner’s successful reversal of trichnosis, a combination of Vitamin C and para-aminobenzoic acid were used.
 
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Eco-farming can double food output by poor– U.N.
The Rice with Human Genes
Banana Peels Get a Second Life as Water Purifier
Flea Remedies and Tick
Selenium may reduce prostate cancer markers
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Eco-farming can double food output by poor– U.N.
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
OSLO (Reuters) – Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. report showed on –Tuesday. –Insect-trapping plants in Kenya and Bangladesh’s use of ducks to eat weeds in rice paddies are among examples of steps taken to increase food for a world population that the United Nations says will be 7 billion this year and 9 billion by 2050.—“Agriculture is at a crossroads,” according to the study by Olivier de Schutter, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to food, in a drive to depress record food prices and avoid the costly oil-dependent model of industrial farming.—“Agroecology” could also make farms more resilient to the projected impact of climate change including floods, droughts and a rise in sea levels that the report said was already making fresh water near some coasts too salty for use in irrigation.–So far, eco-farming projects in 57 nations had shown average crop yield gains of 80 percent by tapping natural methods for enhancing soil and protecting against pests, it said.—Recent projects in 20 African countries had resulted in a doubling of crop yields within three to 10 years. Those lessons could be widely mimicked elsewhere, it said.–“Sound ecological farming can significantly boost production and in the long term be more effective than conventional farming,” De Schutter told Reuters of steps such as more use of natural compost or high-canopy trees to shade coffee groves.
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Benefits would be greatest in “regions where too few efforts have been put in to agriculture, particularly sub-Saharan Africa,” he said. “There are also a number of very promising experiences in parts of Latin America and parts of Asia.”—“The cost of food production has been very closely following the cost of oil,” he said. Upheavals in Egypt and Tunisia have been partly linked to discontent at soaring food prices. Oil prices were around $115 a barrel on Wednesday.—“If food prices are not kept under control and populations are unable to feed themselves…we will have increasingly states being disrupted and failed states developing,” De Schutter said.–Among examples, thousands of Kenyan farmers were planting insect-repelling desmodium or tick clover, used as animal fodder, within corn fields to keep damaging insects away and sowed small plots of napier grass nearby that excretes a sticky gum to trap pests.–Better research, training and use of local knowledge were also needed. “Farmer field schools” by rice growers in Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh had led to cuts in insecticide use of between 35 and 92 percent, the study said.—De Schutter also called for a push to diversify global farm output from reliance on rice, wheat and maize in diets.—Developed nations, however, would be unable to make a quick shift to agroecology because of what he called an “addiction” to an industrial, oil-based model of farming. Still, a global long-term effort to shift to agroecology was needed.—Cuba had shown that such a change was possible after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 cut off supplies of cheap pesticides and fertilizers. Yields had risen after a downturn in the 1990s as farmers adopted more eco-friendly methods.
http://uk.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=UKTRE7272FN20110308
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The Rice with Human Genes
The first GM food crop containing human genes is set to be approved for commercial production.–The laboratory-created rice produces some of the human proteins found in breast milk and saliva.–Its U.S. developers say they could be used to treat children with diarrhoea, a major killer in the Third World.–The rice is a major step in so-called Frankenstein Foods, the first mingling of human-origin genes and those from plants. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture has already signalled it plans to allow commercial cultivation.—The rice’s producers, California-based Ventria Bioscience, have been given preliminary approval to grow it on more than 3,000 acres in Kansas. The company plans to harvest the proteins and use them in drinks, desserts, yoghurts and muesli bars.[U1]–The news provoked horror among GM critics and consumer groups on both sides of the Atlantic.–GeneWatch UK, which monitors new GM foods, described it as “very disturbing”. Researcher Becky Price warned: “There are huge, huge health risks and people should rightly be concerned about this.”—Friends of the Earth campaigner Clare Oxborrow said: “Using food crops and fields as glorified drug factories is a very worrying development.—“If these pharmaceutical crops end up on consumers’ plates, the consequences for our health could be devastating.—“The biotech industry has already failed to prevent experimental GM rice contaminating the food chain.–“The Government must urge the U.S. to ban the production of drugs in food crops. It must also introduce tough measures to prevent illegal GM crops contaminating our food and ensure that biotech companies are liable for any damage their products cause.”—In the U.S., the Union of Concerned Scientists, a policy advocacy group, warned: “It is unwise to produce drugs in plants outdoors.–“There would be little control over the doses people might get exposed to, and some might be allergic to the proteins.”–The American Consumers Union and the Washington based Centre for Food Safety also oppose Ventria’s plans.-As well as the contamination fears there are serious ethical concerns about such a fundamental interference with the building blocks of life.—Yet there is no legal means for Britain and Europe to ban such products on ethical grounds.—Imports would have to be accepted once they had gone through a scientific safety assessment.–The development is what may people feared when, ten years ago, food scientists showed what was possible by inserting copies of fish genes from the flounder into tomatoes, to help them withstand frost.–Ventria has produced three varieties of the rice, each with a different human-origin gene that makes the plants produce one of three human proteins.—Two – lactoferrin and lysozyme – are bacteria-fighting compounds found in breast milk and saliva. The genes, cultivated and copied in a laboratory to produce a synthetic version, are carried into embryonic rice plants inside bacteria.–Until now, plants with human-origin genes have been restricted to small test plots.–Ventria originally planned to grow the rice in southern Missouri but the brewer Anheuser-Busch, a huge buyer of rice, threatened to boycott the state amid concern over contamination and consumer reaction.–Now the USDA, saying the rice poses “virtually no risk”. has given preliminary approval for it to be grown in Kansas,[U2] which has no commercial rice farms.–Ventria will also use dedicated equipment, storage and processing facilities supposed to prevent seeds from mixing with other crops.–The company says food products using the rice proteins could help save many of the two million children a year who die from diarrhoea and the resulting dehydration and complications. A recent study in Peru, sponsored by Ventria, showed that children with severe diarrhoea recovered a day and a half faster if the salty fluids they were prescribed included the proteins.—The rice could also be a huge money-spinner in the Western world, with parents being told it will help their children get over unpleasant stomach bugs more quickly.–Ventria chief executive Scott Deeter said last night: “We have a product here that can help children get better faster[U3].”–He said any concerns about safety and contamination were “based on perception, not reality” given all the precautions the company was taking.–Mr Deeter said production in plants was far cheaper than other methods, which should help make the therapy affordable in the developing world.–He said: “Plants are phenomenal factories. Our raw materials are the sun, soil and water.”
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Banana Peels Get a Second Life as Water Purifier
Banana peels show promise as superior water purification materials.
ScienceDaily (Mar. 10, 2011) — To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels — which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants — scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially toxic metals. Their report, which concludes that minced banana peel performs better than an array of other purification materials, appears in ACS’s journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.—Gustavo Castro and colleagues note that mining processes, runoff from farms, and industrial wastes can all put heavy metals, such as lead and copper, into waterways. Heavy metals can have adverse health and environmental effects. Current methods of removing heavy metals from water are expensive, and some substances used in the process are toxic themselves. Previous work has shown that some plant wastes, such as coconut fibers and peanut shells, can remove these potential toxins from water. In this report, the researchers wanted to find out whether minced banana peels could also act as water purifiers.—The researchers found that minced banana peel could quickly remove lead and copper from river water as well as, or better than, many other materials. A purification apparatus made of banana peels can be used up to 11 times without losing its metal-binding properties, they note. The team adds that banana peels are very attractive as water purifiers because of their low cost and because they don’t have to be chemically modified in order to work.The authors acknowledge funding from the São Paulo Research Foundation.-Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Chemical Society.-Journal Reference-Renata S. D. Castro, Laércio Caetano, Guilherme Ferreira, Pedro M. Padilha, Margarida J. Saeki, Luiz F. Zara, Marco Antonio U. Martines, Gustavo R. Castro. Banana Peel Applied to the Solid Phase Extraction of Copper and Lead from River Water: Preconcentration of Metal Ions with a Fruit Waste. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2011; : 110216180259021 DOI: 10.1021/ie101499e
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Flea Remedies and Tick
An Australian Remedy for fleas and ticks– — Eucalyptus oil –In the past I have used the oil successfully for head lice and fleas.–I have on occasion sat down with my cats and searched through their fur for fleas and when I spotted one I would just touch it with a oil soaked cotton bud. The flea died instantly. So I am thinking the oil is highly toxic to small insects such as lice and fleas.–I would imagine scabies would be in the same family as these insects. If you do try eucalyptus oil please research the correct dilution with a carrier oil. For head lice I didnt dilute it but I have read warnings that one should always dilute the oil. I also read the oil fries the fleas exoskeleton.
Add a carrier oil and add 1-5 drops in a one ounce container this will allow for slow releases of the Eucalyptus oil without any harsh side effects
Or you can as well add 5 drops to a 2 oz container of alcohol and 1 tsp of oil and shake vigourously and make a aerosol out of t as well
 
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Selenium may reduce prostate cancer markers
Supplementation with selenium glycinate may increase the activities of related plasma enzymes, and reduce the levels of an important marker for the risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study that contradicts current thinking.
The research, published in Nutrition Research, suggests that selenium glycinate supplementation gave changes consistent with improved selenium functional status and lowered prostate cancer risk in a group of 30 middle-aged US men. –The researchers, from Ohio State University, USA, said that the study contradicts conventional wisdom that selenium supplementation should not increase the activities of blood glutathione peroxidase (GPx) nor affect prostate cancer risk. –“If selenium could lower PSA [prostate-specific antigen] in healthy, middle-aged men, then it could be proposed that selenium can lower prostate cancer risk in some men, especially as part of an overall dietary plan,” said the authors, led by senior author Dr Robert DiSilvestro, from the Department of Human Nutrition, at Ohio State. –DiSilvestro and his colleagues said that the type of selenium supplementation used in the study (selenium glycinate), which has not been used in previous research, could possesses “especially high bioactivity.”
Selenium levels
Daily selenium intake in US adult men is reported to be around 153 micrograms. This is well above the recommended dietary allowance (RDA), which is intended to maximize blood activities of the selenium enzyme glutathione peroxidase (GPx) enzymes.—“Thus, blood GPx activities would not be expected to increase in most US adult men if selenium intake is increased”. Despite this, DiSilvestro and colleagues noted interest in selenium intake has risen due to recent suggestions that intakes above the RDA may increase blood activities and reduce prostate cancer risk. –The authors noted that such an idea has been supported by several previous studies, but said that other large scale studies have not found selenium to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. –“In light of the current state of selenium research … it would seem that further research on selenium supplementation of healthy, US adult men would serve no purpose,” said the authors. –However, they stated that the number of studies on GPx response to selenium supplementation is low. –Additionally, they explained that healthy middle-aged men – a group particularly concerned with preventing prostate cancer – “have not been singled out for study on selenium supplementation” in relation to GPx or prostate-specific antigen (PSA) – a risk assessor for prostate cancer risk. –The new study tested whether a 6-week supplementation of 200 micrograms of selenium (in the form of glycinate) affected the activities of 2 blood selenium enzymes (erythrocyte and plasma GPx) and a marker of prostate cancer risk (plasma PSA).
Study details
DiSilvestro and co- workers reported that selenium supplementation, but not placebo, raised both plasma and erythrocyte GPx activities.
They also found that selenium glycinate, but again not placebo, lowered the cancer risk marker of serum PSA. —The authors explained that reducing a marker of prostate cancer does not necessarily mean a reduction in cancer risk. –“However, this study does justify further study on selenium supplementation and prostate cancer risk, particularly supplementation as selenium glycinate,” they said.
Surprising finding
The Ohio State scientists said that the findings presented in their study go against the initial beliefs and hypothesis of the research. The authors explained that initially they believed selenium supplementation would have no effect on blood GPx or PSA, but may have effects in non-not blood derived biomarkers. -“The blood sample analysis was just included for the sake of completeness,” they explained. –“As things turned out, no interesting data resulted for the other samples but did occur for the blood samples,” said DiSilvestro and his colleagues.
Source: Nutrition Research–Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2010.10.012 –“Selenium glycinate supplementation increases blood glutathione peroxidase activities and decreases prostate-specific antigen readings in middle-aged US men”-Authors: W. Zhang, E. Joseph, C. Hitchcock, R.A. DiSilvestro
 
IAdding Glysine with the selenium supplemtation may increase the effect of prostate protection—since glycine as well assist in protecting the prostate—there maybe a synergistic reaction between the 2 supplements
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[U1]Junk food Just got lethal—went from dangerous to lethal—and it is going to be put into snack foods—
[U2]Kansas Must be broke this is why they went from Missouri to Kansas—and they should be banning this as well
[U3]Another form of Eugenics being Introduced—these plants are not by designed to have these components and if they were really concerned about developing countries they would assist in the elimination of the causes of health issue rather then addicting them to these foods that will eventually shorten there life span—welcome to the first world
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Show of the Week March 18 2011
 
Potassium iodide as a radioprotective agent
 
Multiple antioxidants as radioprotective agents
 
In vitro studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection in humans
 
Human studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection
 
Recipe With Herbals To Increase Adequate Protection Against Radiation
 
Reducing Radiation Damages with Bicarbonate
BATHS- The Epson Salt Bath– The Clorox Heavy Metal Bath– Inhalation Exposure Low Level Radiation Detoxification Bath- Higher Level Radiation Fallout Detoxification Baths– Higher Level Radiation Fallout Detoxification Baths 2-
Radioprotective Herbs Plus Nutrients and Supplements
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When and how to use multiple antioxidants for radiation protection in humans
Commonly used doses in diagnostic procedures are listed in Tables 1 and 2GoGo. It is suggested that patients receiving diagnostic radiation doses take orally an appropriately prepared multiple antioxidants pill once 30 min to 60 min before radiation procedure. Radiation workers are advised to keep the body level of antioxidants high at all times by taking the appropriate multiple vitamins with antioxidants, B-vitamins and appropriate minerals, but no iron, copper or manganese. They may take a booster dose antioxidant pill 30 min to 60 min before exposure to higher radiation doses is anticipated. Frequent-flyers may also follow the same dose and dose schedule as radiation workers. The proposed strategy of increasing antioxidant levels in the body can also be implemented in populations living in regions with high background radiation that show increased levels of intermediate risk markers such as increased chromosomal damage or evidence of increased oxidative damage such as lipid peroxidation. Such a strategy may reduce the levels of intermediate risk markers, and thereby, protect against long-term adverse health consequences of radiation exposure among this population. The proposed antioxidant strategy, in addition to potassium iodide, should be adopted in the event of nuclear accident or explosion of a “dirty bomb”. The efficacy of antioxidant strategy for biological radiation protection in humans against low doses of radiation has not been tested; however, all proposed antioxidant ingredients have exhibited radiation protection in humans and/or in laboratory experiments. Direct experiments with radioprotective antioxidant formulations cannot be performed in humans for obvious ethical reasons. However, implementation of the proposed recommendation may allow prospective studies among radiation workers to determine its efficacy in reducing health risks of low doses of radiation in present and future generations
Potassium iodide as a radioprotective agent
The increased use of radioactive iodine (131I) in research, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases, and the release of 131I during nuclear explosion made it imperative that all radiation workers working with 131I take potassium iodide pills. Since iodine selectively accumulates in the thyroid gland, and the thyroid is considered a very radiosensitive organ, it was thought that the intake of potassium iodide would saturate the thyroid gland with iodine, and thus would prevent the accumulation of radioactive iodine in the thyroid. Thus potassium iodide remains a valuable strategy for protecting the thyroid gland against damage produced by radioactive iodine. However, this agent does not protect any other radiosensitive organ against {gamma}-radiation that is produced by radioactive iodine. In addition, potassium iodide does not protect against damage produced by other radioactive isotopes or other radiation sources such as X-irradiation or {gamma}-irradiation. Therefore, additional non-toxic agents must be identified to protect humans against radiation damage produced by sources other than radioactive iodine.
Multiple antioxidants as radioprotective agents
Although earlier identified radioprotective SH-compounds were found to be toxic in humans, glutathione-elevating agents such as N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and {alpha}-lipoic acid, that are non-toxic (within certain concentration ranges) to humans, protect normal tissues against radiation damage [48, 60]. In addition to glutathione-elevating agents, dietary antioxidants such as vitamins E, C and {beta}-carotene are also of radioprotective value [57, 60–82], but very little attention has been given to these agents with respect to their use in protecting normal tissue against radiation damage in humans. Based on published data on antioxidants and radiation protection, it is possible to develop a non-toxic, cost-effective mixture of antioxidants (dietary and glutathione-elevating agents) that can provide biological protection against radiation damage in humans. Indeed, such formulations, referred to as Bio-Shield, (patent pending) are available commercially (Premier Micronutrient Corporation, Nashville, TN). In vitro animal and human studies that support the rationale of using multiple antioxidants in reducing the risk of radiation damage in humans are described below.
In vitro studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection in humans
It has been reported that mitotic cells, which are most sensitive to radiation, have the lowest levels of SH-compounds, whereas S-phase cells, which are the most resistant to radiation, have the highest levels of these compounds [83]. The role of SH-compounds in radiation protection was further substantiated by the fact that an elevation of the intracellular levels of these compounds in mitotic cells makes them radioresistant to the same level as S-phase cells]. It has been shown that vitamin E and selenium reduced radiation-induced transformation in cell culture; the combination was more effective than the individual agents Natural {beta}-carotene protected against radiation-induced neoplastic transformation in cell culture. Vitamins E and C reduced radiation-induced mutations and chromosomal damage in mammalian cells, and radiation-induced lethality —In vivo (animal) studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection in humans Alpha-lipoic acid, a glutathione-elevating agent, increases the LD50 in mice with a dose reduction factor (DRF) of 1.26 Vitamin E, Vitamin C and {beta}-carotene protected rodents against the acute effects of irradiation. Vitamin A and {beta}-carotene protected normal tissue during radiation therapy of cancer in an animal model . A combination of vitamin A, C and E protected against radiation-induced myelosuppression during radiation therapy of cancer in an animal model. It has been reported that L-selenomethionine and several different types of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, n-acetylcysteine (NAC), lipoic acid and co-enzyme Q10) protected human cells in culture and rats in vivo against oxidative stress produced by photons, protons and 1 GeV iron ions [41].
Human studies supporting the scientific rationale for using antioxidants for radiation protection
Vitamin A and NAC may be effective against radiation-induced carcinogenesis [60]. Alpha-lipoic acid treatment for 28 days lowered lipid peroxidation among children chronically exposed to low doses of radiation in the area contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear accident [48]. In another study, {beta}-carotene reduced cellular damage in the above population of children [47]. A combination of vitamin E and {alpha}-lipoic acid was more effective than the individual agents [48]. {beta}-carotene also protected against radiation-induced mucositis during radiation therapy of cancer of the head and neck [80]. A combination of dietary antioxidants was more effective in protecting normal tissue during radiation therapy than the individual agents [81, 82].
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Radioprotective Potential of Plants and Herbs against the Effects of Ionizing Radiation
C Jagetia G.
Department of Radiobiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576 104, India.
Ionizing radiations produce deleterious effects in the living organisms and the rapid technological advancement has increased human exposure to ionizing radiations enormously. There is a need to protect humans against such effects of ionizing radiation. Attempts to protect against the deleterious effects of ionizing radiations by pharmacological intervention were made as early as 1949 and efforts are continued to search radioprotectors, which may be of great help for human application. This review mainly dwells on the radioprotective potential of plant and herbal extracts. The results obtained from in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that several botanicals such as Gingko biloba, Centella asiatica ( gota kola ) , Hippophae rhamnoides ( Sea Buckthorn), Ocimum sanctum ( Holy Basil ) , Panax ginseng ( American or Canadian Ginseng ), Podophyllum hexandrum ( Himalayan May Apple ), Amaranthus paniculatus ( Foxtail ), Emblica officinalis ( Indian goose berry or AMLA ), Phyllanthus amarus, Piper longum ( Long Pepper ), Tinospora cordifoila ( Guduchii ), Mentha arvensis ( Wild Mint ), Mentha piperita ( Pepper Mint ), Syzygium cumini (Jambolan plum ), Zingiber officinale ( Ginger ), Ageratum conyzoides ( Billy Goat Weed ), Aegle marmelos (Indian Bael Fruit ) and Aphanamixis polystachya (amoora ) protect against radiation-induced lethality, lipid peroxidation and DNA damage. The fractionation-guided evaluation may help to develop new radioprotectors of desired activities.
Recipe With Herbals To Increase Adequate Protection Against Radiation—Make a tea with any of these or a combination—Use as a tincture—add to foods and soups or salads—the idea is to eithr build this inside to have an offsetting effect or to increase the ability to remove the excess rads you may wind up with
 
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Reducing Radiation Damages with Bicarbonate
So deep are the protective, buffering and neutralizing properties of bicarbonate that it is used even with radiation exposure to protect the kidneys and other tissues. In a world that is already overexposed to uranium and mercury, sodium bicarbonate becomes even more important because mercury and uranium oxide directly attack the nuclear material and mitochondria of the cells. The oral administration of sodium bicarbonate diminishes the severity of the changes produced by uranium in the kidneys.[1] It does this for all the heavy metals and other toxic chemicals including chemotherapy agents, which are highly lethal even in low dosages. After depleted uranium weapons were used starting in the first Gulf War, the United States has polluted the world with uranium oxide and it is showing up more and more in tests doctors perform. With a half life of several billion years we had better be prepared to get used to dealing with the toxic effects and help our bodies clear it more easily through the kidneys. Sodium bicarbonate is an absolute must item in any field hospital and it should be in used and recommended in all clinics and be present in every home medicine cabinet. In reality we need a more descriptive image for bicarbonate. Its pharmacological characteristics, even though widely used, are not well understood. What does bicarbonate really do? Well, instead of a muscleman with a mallet, an even better image would be a strong janitor mopping up the messes and carrying the poisons away. This strong janitor protects tissues and leaves an alkaline film or trail behind to make sure everything stays safe. In medicine, sodium bicarbonate is the cleaning and security man proven loyal through decades of faithful service and he can be brought in to provide some sort of protection in cases where people are suffering from radiation toxicity. So useful and strong is sodium bicarbonate that at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, researcher Don York has used baking soda to clean soil contaminated with uranium. Sodium bicarbonate binds with uranium, separating it from the dirt; so far, York has removed as much as 92 percent of the uranium from contaminated soil samples. I started writing about baking soda after discovering that the United States Army recommends the use of bicarbonate to protect the kidneys from radiation damage. Blaise W. LeBlanc, a former research chemist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the byproduct hydroxymethylfurfural, (HMF) as a potential culprit in colony collapse disorder of bees. LeBlanc has a solution to minimize HMF toxicity: By adding bases (such as sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, lime, potash or caustic soda) to HFCS, the pH rises and HMF levels drop. Sodium bicarbonate can safely remove paint, grease, oil and smoke residue, decreasing workers’ exposure to harsh chemicals and eliminating much of the hazardous waste associated with other cleaners. “Sodium bicarbonate is able to clean in areas where other substances pose fire hazards, because baking soda is a natural fire extinguisher,” says Kenneth Colbert, a general manager for Arm & Hammer. This is the reason it’s used by oncology centers to control chemo agent spills and its actually used intravenously to protect patients from the hazardous toxicity of chemotherapy. If the bombs start dropping anywhere on earth you will need to have a large amount of sodium bicarbonate on hand. Minimum stocks should be 25 or 50 pounds. You will also need iodine, magnesium chloride—-
 
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Acute DU Deplete Uranium Exposure or Nuclear Event -Detox Bath-
 
The Epson Salt Bath:
Use after exposure to DU, medical radiation,nuclear radiation or dirty bombs, high altitude radiation exposure or irradiated foods. Dissolve 1 pound of sea salt or rock salt and 1 pound of baking soda in a hot bath — as hot as can be tolerated — and soak into the water until the bath becomes cool. This usually takes about 20-25 minutes. Afterwards, do not shower or rinse the salt off your body for 4-8 hours
 
The Clorox Heavy Metal Bath:
Chorox bath can aid heavy metal removal from the body: DU and particulate radioisotopes from nuclear explosions or dirty bombs. Just add 1 cup of regular Clorox bleach to a tub of hot water — as hot as can be tolerated Soak in it until the water becomes cool or body temperature.Don’t wash off for at least 4 hours and make sure you’re using sufficient water
 
Inhalation Exposure Low Level Radiation Detoxification Bath:
Dissolve 2 pounds of baking soda in a tub of hot water Soak in it until the water becomes cool or body temperature. Drink Green tea or better still take Polyphenon 100mg 6 caps every four hours to chelate toxins and heavy metals Drink EO Electrolyted Alkaline water 1 oz per 8 to 10 ounces of filtered water ( Multi Pure Water or Pure Water Systems recommended-RO or Distilled with the alkali added
 
Higher Level Radiation Fallout Detoxification Baths:
Parcells recommended a stronger mixture of drinking an 8-ounce glass of water containing ¼-teaspoon natural sea salt and ¼-teaspoon baking soda. Drink every 2-3 hours and each glass was to be taken with 3 caps of calcium – magnesium taurate If symptoms in the head, sinuses, chest, glands,–neck, throat, they were to add ¼-teaspoon of cream of tartar to the mixture.–Don’t shower for at least 4 hours after the bath. Bathing in the evening is more effective Please don’t mix the different bath ingredients
 
Higher Level Radiation Fallout Detoxification Baths 2:
Alternate the baths on different evenings or one bath in the morning and the other at night. In more severe cases a baking soda bath in the morning and Clorox bath at night may be useful.
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Radioprotective Herbs Plus Nutrients and Supplements :
Selenium DNA protection -Lycopene antioxidant protection of DNA-Sulphurophane from brassica brussel sprouts and cabbage DNA-Protection –NAC, N-Acetyl Cysteine -Reduced L-Glutathione- SAMe S-Adenosyl Methionine – Polyphenon – FirstLine-Defense Caps –Longevinex – Red Wine Extract 30 capsules Polyphenol Antioxidant Alpha lipoic acid with 12 to 20 Times power with Alpha R-Lipoic (BioGenesis) Reishi mushrooms and Beta Glucans – Aloe Beta 1,3 Glucans Ambrotose – Arabinogalatan and Manapol 1,3 Beta Poly Manose – Alkalinizers to Remove Uranium and other Radioisotopes: EO Electrolyzed Water TriSalts – Ecological Formulas BioAlkalinizer – BioGenesis Buffered Vitamin C – Ca, Mg, Zn Ascorbates