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    History of Iodine
    “In the first flush of enthusiasm for the newcomer, physicians and surgeons tested it and tried it for every conceivable pathological condition. The variety of diseases for which iodine was prescribed in the early years in astonishing
    – paralysis., chorea, scrofula, lacrimal fistula, deafness, distortions of the spine, hip-joint disease, syphilis, acute inflammation, gout, gangrene, dropsy, carbuncles, whitlow, chilblains, burns, scalds, lupus, croup, catarrh, asthma, ulcers, and bronchitis – to mention only a few. Indeed, tincture of iodine, iodoform, or one of the iodides, was applied to almost every case that resisted the ordinary routine of practice; and between 1820 and 1840 there appeared a remarkable series of essays and monographs testifying to the extraordinary benefits to be achieved by this new and potent remedy—“In medicine iodine is frequently applied externally as a counterirritant, having powerful antiseptic properties. In the form of certain salts iodine is very widely used, for internal administration in medicine and in the treatment of many conditions usually classed as surgical, such as the bone manifestations of tertiary syphilis—The usual doses of these salts are from five to thirty grains or more. (For the reader’s information, one grain is approximately 60 mg. Therefore, the daily therapeutic dose was from 300 mg to 1800 mg iodide). Their pharmacological action is as obscure as their effects in certain diseased conditions are consistently brilliant and unexampled. Our ignorance of their mode of action is cloaked by the term deobstruent, which implies that they possess the power of driving out impurities from the blood and tissues—Most notably is this the case with the poisonous products of syphilis. In its tertiary stages-and also earlier-this disease yields in the most rapid and unmistakable fashion to iodides; so much so that the administration of these salts is at present (For the reader’s information, this was written in early 1900)—Another instance of the deobstruent power – “alterative,” it was formerly termed – is seen in the case of chronic lead poisoning. The essential part of the medicinal treatment of this condition is the administration of iodides, which are able to decompose the insoluble albuminates of lead which have become locked up in the tissues, rapidly causing their degeneration, and to cause the excretion of the poisonous metal by means of the intestine and the kidneys–The following is a list of the principal conditions in which iodides are recognized to be of definite value: metallic poisonings, as by lead and mercury, asthma, aneurism, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris, gout, goiter, syphilis, haemophilia, Bright’s disease (nephritis) and bronchitis.
    In a monograph published in 1940 by the Harvard University press, reviewing the history of iodine in medicine with 588 references, the author, William Thomas Salter 25 expressed his amazement at the surprisingly good results obtained with iodide in tertiary luetic (luetic means syphilitic) lesions and arteriosclerosis using daily amounts of gms ( Grams )
    of iodide for long periods of time and without any evidence of complications.—Likewise, in the-1820’s it was first introduced in the treatment of syphilis, and that use of the medication has continued since. It still is employed in the treatment of various granulomata such as actinomycosis, blastinomycosis, and odd skin disturbances like lupus erythematosus.— Iodization of salt gave a false sense of iodine sufficiency and resulted in the public relying on iodized salt for supplementation instead of the previously used forms of iodine and iodide such as the Lugol solution in the recommended daily amount of 0.1 ml to 0.3 ml containing 12.5 mg to 37.5 mg elemental iodine.4 In order to ingest 12.5 mg of elemental iodine from salt, one would have to consume 165 gm of salt; and obviously 3 times that amount of salt would be required for supplying 37.5 mg elemental iodine—-The implementation of iodization of table salt in the U.S. was associated with appearance of autoimmune thyroiditis.—- In several communities worldwide, an increased incidence of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis was reported following implementation of iodization of sodium chloride—- It is of interest to note that prior to iodization of salt, autoimmune thyroiditis was almost non-existent in the USA, although Lugol solution and potassium iodide were used extensively in medical practice in amounts 2 orders of magnitude greater than the average daily amount ingested from iodized salt. This suggests that inadequate iodide intake aggravated by goitrogens [U1]( are things that either shut down or destroy the thyroid-Soybeans (and soybean products such as tofu, soybean oil, soy flour, soy lecithin) -Pine nuts -Peanuts -Millet -Strawberries -Pears -Peaches -Spinach -Bamboo shoots -Sweet Potatoes – cassava—–Vegetables in the genus Brassica -Bok choy -Broccoli -Broccolini (Asparations) -Brussels sprouts -Cabbage -Canola-Cauliflower -Chinese cabbage -Choy sum -Collard greens -Horseradish -Kai-lan (Chinese broccoli) -Kale -Kohlrabi -Mizuna -Mustard greens -Radishes -Rapeseed (yu choy) -Rapini -Rutabagas -Tatsoi -Turnips ) – not excess iodide, was the cause of this condition- Of interest is the fact that autoimmune thyroiditis cannot be induced by inorganic iodide in laboratory animals unless combined with goitrogens, therefore inducing iodine deficiency.
    Older and Stronger– Progressive Resistance Training Can Build Muscle, Increase Strength as We Age
    It’s often thought that older adults must tolerate the strength and muscle loss that come with age. But analyses of current research by University of Michigan scientists reveal that not only can we fight the battle of strength and muscle loss as we age, we can even build muscle and strength well into our Golden Years. –ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2011) — Getting older doesn’t mean giving up muscle strength. Not only can adults fight the battle of strength and muscle loss that comes with age, but the Golden Years can be a time to get stronger, say experts at the University of Michigan Health System. “Resistance exercise is a great way to increase lean muscle tissue and strength capacity so that people can function more readily in daily life,” says Mark Peterson, Ph.D., a research fellow in the U-M Physical Activity and Exercise Intervention Research Laboratory, at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. -Through resistance training adults can improve their ability to stand up out of a chair walk across the floor, climb a flight of stairs — anything that requires manipulating their own body mass through a full range of motions. Normally, adults who are sedentary beyond age 50 can expect muscle loss of up to 0.4 pounds a year. -“That only worsens as people age. But even earlier in adulthood — the 30s, 40s and 50s — you can begin to see declines if you do not engage in any strengthening activities,” Peterson says. –“Our analyses of current research show that the most important factor in somebody’s function is their strength capacity. No matter what age an individual is, they can experience significant strength improvement with progressive resistance exercise even into the eighth and ninth decades of life,” he says.–Progressive resistance training means that the amount of weight used, and the frequency and duration of training sessions is altered over time to accommodate an individual’s improvements.–A review article by U-M researchers, published in The American Journal of Medicine, shows that after an average of 18-20 weeks of progressive resistance training, an adult can add 2.42 pounds of lean muscle to their body mass and increases their overall strength by 25-30 percent.
    Recommendations for those over age 50–Peterson says that anyone over age 50 should strongly consider participating in resistance exercise.–A good way for people to start on a resistance training program, especially for people who are relatively sedentary — and after getting permission from their doctor to do so — is to use their body mass as a load for various exercises.–Exercises you can do using your own body weight include squats, standing up out of a chair, modified push-ups, lying hip bridges, as well as non-traditional exercises that progress through a full range of motion, such as Thai Chi or Pilates and Yoga.
    Transition to the gym
    After getting accustomed to these activities, older adults can move on to more advanced resistance training in an exercise and fitness facility. A certified trainer or fitness professional that has experience with special populations can help with the transition.–Peterson says you should feel comfortable asking a trainer whether they have experience working with aging adults before you begin any fitness routine.—“Working out at age 20 is not the same as at age 70. A fitness professional who understands those differences is important for your safety. In addition, current recommendations suggest that an older individual participate in strengthening exercise two days per week,” Peterson says. “Based on the results of our studies, I would suggest that be thought of as the minimum.”
    Don’t forget to progress
    As resistance training progresses and weights and machines are introduced, Peterson recommends incorporating full body exercises and exercises that use more than one joint and muscle group at a time, such as the leg press, chest press, and rows. These are safer and more effective in building muscle mass. “You should also keep in mind the need for increased resistance and intensity of your training to continue building muscle mass and strength,” he says.–A good fitness professional can help plan an appropriate training regimen, and make adjustments based on how you respond as you progress.–“We firmly believe based on this research that progressive resistance training should be encouraged among healthy older adults to help minimize the loss of muscle mass and strength as they age,” Peterson says.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Michigan Health System.-Journal Reference-Mark D. Peterson, Paul M. Gordon. Resistance Exercise for the Aging Adult: Clinical Implications and Prescription Guidelines. The American Journal of Medicine, 2011; 124 (3): 194 DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2010.08.020
    Runners– Train Less and Be Faster
    ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2009) — In a recent scientific study just published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Bangsbo and co-workers demonstrate that by reducing the volume of training by 25% and introducing the so-called speed endurance training (6-12 30-s sprint runs 3-4 times a week), endurance trained runners can improve not only short-term but also long-term performance.—Thus, the runners improved their 10-km time by 1 min from 37.3 to 36.3 min after just 6-9 weeks of changed training. Six of the participating 12 runners obtained a new personal record on the 10-km, despite having been training for more than 4 years. The most impressive achievement was the one runner who lowered the time with more than 2 minutes from 37.5 til 35.4 min. In addition, performance in a 30-s sprint test and an intense exhaustive run (about 2 minutes) was improved by 7% and 36%, respectively. In agreement, the authors have previously shown that an 85% reduction in training volume can improve short-term performance (see right column).–In association with the improved performance the amount of muscle Na+/K+ pumps was elevated and the rate of accumulation of potassium during exercise was lowered, and it is speculated that this may play a significant role for the increased performance.—Story Source: The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Copenhagen.–Journal Reference: Bangsbo J, Gunnarsson TP, Wendell J, Nybo L, Thomassen M. Reduced volume and increased training intensity elevate muscle Na /K pump {alpha}2-subunit expression as well as short- and long-term work capacity in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, Oct 1, 2009
    Better a Sprint Than a Marathon– Brief Intense Exercise Better Than Endurance Training for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
    ScienceDaily (Apr. 6, 2011) — Exercise is important for preventing cardiovascular disease, especially in children and adolescents, but is all exercise equally beneficial? New research published April 5 in the American Journal of Human Biology reveals that high intensity exercise is more beneficial than traditional endurance training.–“Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality throughout the world and its risk factors have their origins in childhood,” said lead author Duncan Buchan from the University of the West of Scotland. “Our research examines the effects of brief, intense exercise when compared to traditional endurance exercise on the markers of CVD in young people.”–Buchan’s team recruited a group of volunteer school children, forty seven boys and ten girls, and randomly divided the group into moderate (MOD) and high intensity (HIT) exercise teams.–The two groups performed three weekly exercise sessions over 7 weeks. The HIT group’s training consisted of a series of 20 meter sprints over 30 seconds. In contrast the MOD group ran steadily for a period of 20 minutes.–By the end of the study the MOD group had completed 420 minutes of exercise while the HIT group had trained for a shorter 63 minutes. The estimated energy expenditure for the HIT intervention was 907.2 kcal in comparison to 4410 kcal for the MOD group.–The results revealed that both groups demonstrated improved CVD risk factors. However, the total exercise time over seven weeks was six times higher for the MOD group compared to the HIT group. Thus, significant improvements in CVD risk factors in the HIT group occurred in only 15% of the total exercise time.–These findings demonstrate that brief, intense exercise is a time efficient means for improving CVD risk factors in adolescents. Although limited to relatively small samples, the findings demonstrate significant improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, blood pressure, body composition and insulin resistance in healthy adolescent youth after a 7 week intervention of different exercise intensities.–“This is the first study to demonstrate the effects of a novel interval training programme on both traditional and novel CVD risk factors in adolescents,” concluded Buchan. “Larger scale and extended interventions must be undertaken so that the long term impact and effects of intermittent training programmes on unfavourable metabolic profiles may be investigated further.”—Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Wiley-Blackwell, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.-Journal Reference-Duncan S. Buchan, Stewart Ollis, John D. Young, Non E. Thomas, Stephen-Mark Cooper, Tom K. Tong, Jinlei Nie, Robert M. Malina, Julien S Baker. The effects of time and intensity of exercise on novel and established markers of CVD in adolescent youth. American Journal of Human Biology, 2011; DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.21166
    TOP C
    [U1]these foods are not to be avoided except for those in red–the other fruits and veggies should be included in diet but in limited amounts and especially if you are already having thyroid issues til you repair the issue —and remember as well with added fluoride in the water and chlorine this will further exasperate an already compromised thyroid deficiency—and as you can see as a result of this historical research eliminating iodized salt is a necessity and utilizing other salts as the body needed and acquiring iodine back into the diet
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    Show of the Week April 15 2011
    How To Sprout
    EGG Yolk Lecithin
    Recipe for Cholesterol
    How To Sprout
    This whole activity is so relatively easy, and within 3 to 7 days (unlike your friends in their gardens who will wait 2 to 3 months for produce), you’ll have edible greens that will infuse your body with all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, proteins, and amino acids that your body can stand! And you’ll be sprouting seed from many of the same types of crops that they’ll be growing–broccoli, radish, peas, and beans, for example.
    If you can rake enough stuff off a kitchen counter, a coffee or end table, (or anywhere else for that matter), you can grow your own nutritionally-dense foods. You’ll need the appropriate seed, a Mason jar, some type of drain board, a mesh lid for the jar, and water.
    You can even sprout in a towel or hemp bag!
    Sprouts are considered a “living food.” The health benefits of this “living food” cannot be overstated. For example, alfalfa is one of the most commonly sprouted seed, and it’s believed to be the most nutritious food in the world. Once those roots begin to emerge, your alfalfa sprout is full of protein, chlorophyll, calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and K.
    The research on sprouts has brought us wonderful and encouraging news as well. For example, just eating 2 ½ ounces of broccoli sprouts inhibits the growth of prostate cancer for up to six hours after ingestion! Two ounces of broccoli sprouts a day appears to eradicate H. pylori infections, the ones that cause ulcers, in as little as seven days!
    A Japanese study on brown rice sprouts shows a correlation between them and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease associated with Abeta, a peptide that is responsible for the plaque deposits found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
    An Egyptian study found that bean sprouts helped reduce the total cholesterol of lab rats and significantly impacted the weight gain of the animals. An Asian study found that buckwheat sprouts resulted in the same type of cholesterol reduction and weight loss in hamsters.
    All in all, the implications and resulting outcomes of scientific studies related to including sprouts in our diets are amazing. Truly, sprouts are one of God’s “superfoods”!
    And because sprouting increases the seed volume by up to six times the original seed, your sprout garden will give you plentiful nutrition with just four tablespoons of seed to a quart jar. They’re available 24/7, anytime you want a snack. You can eat them straight from the jar, mix them into salads, use them to replace lettuce in sandwiches, or even bake sprout bread with them! The possibilities are endless!
    Three (3) 1/2 gallon wide-mouth glass jars (for sprouting seeds)
    Three (3) sprout jar lids (so you can drain out the water in the sprouts)
    Two (2) shallow trays (to collect drained water)
    One (1) bottle brush (to clean jars)
    Four (4) white 100% cotton towels (also for sprouting seeds)
    Two (2) 5-gallon buckets with lids (to safely store your seeds)
    Sprouting is truly a survival garden that anyone can grow, anywhere, and at anytime. It doesn’t matter if you lack garden space, lack living space, are in the middle of winter or the drought of summer. You can grow the food you need to survive on extremely limited resources. And the food you grow will be far superior to anything you could buy in the grocery store or attempt to get out of a vitamin bottle.
    Seeds that can be sprouted
    Many seeds can be sprouted, but some sprouts, like kidney beans can not be eaten raw.
    Here a list of the most common used:
    Pulses (pea family)–alfalfa, fenugreek, mung bean, lentil, pea, chickpea,
    Cereals–oat, wheat, maize (corn), rice, barley, rye, kamut and then quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat (these last three are used as cereal even if botanically are they not)
    Oilseeds–sesame, sunflower, almond, hazelnut, linseed.
    Vegetables and herbs–broccoli, carrot, spinach, cabbage, celery, fennel, onion, parsley, radish, turnip, leek, watercress, mustard, rocket (arugula), lemon grass, lettuce, clover, mizuna, milk thistle, tatsoi.
    Dehydration—Remedies For Drying Problems
    Problem Cause Prevention Moisture in the Jar or Container
    1. Incomplete drying. 1. Test several pieces for dryness
    2. Food cut unevenly, thus incomplete drying. 2. Cut food evenly.
    3. Dried food left at room temperature too long after cooling and moisture reentered the food.–3. Cool quickly and package.
    Mold on Food
    1. Incomplete drying. 1. Test several pieces for dryness.
    2. Food not checked for moisture within a week.–2. Check container within one week for moisture in container. Redry food at 140°F until dry.
    3. Container not air tight. 3. Use air-tight container.
    4. Storage temperature too warm plus moisture in food. –4. Store foods in coolest are of home below 70°F.
    5. Case hardening. Food Dried at too high a temperature and food cooked on
    outside before the inside dried. –5. Dry food at 140°F.
    Brown Spots on Vegetables
    1. Too high drying temperature used. 1. Dry vegetables at 140°F.
    2. Vegetables over-dried. 2. Check periodically for dryness.
    Insects in Jars
    1. Lids do not completely fit jar. 1. Use new canning lid.
    2. Food dried out-of-doors but not pasteurized.–2. Pasteurize food in oven at 160°F for 30 minutes, or in freezer for 48 hours.
    Holes in Plastic Bags
    1. Insects or rodents ear through plastic bags.–1. Avoid use of plastic bags except when food can be stored in refrigerator or freezer.
    2. Store food in glass jars, rigid freezer containers or clean metal cans.
    Vegetable Suitability For Drying Vegetable Suitability For Drying
    Artichokes Fair Okra Fair to good
    Asparagus Poor to fair Onions Good to excellent
    Beans, green Fair to good Parsley Good
    Beans, lima Fair Parsnips Good
    Beets Fair to good Peas Fair to good
    Broccoli Not recommended 1 Peppers, green or red Good
    Brussels sprouts Poor2 Peppers, chili Excellent
    Cabbage Fair Popcorn Good
    Carrots Good Potatoes Good
    Cauliflower Poor Pumpkins Fair to good
    Celery Poor Radishes Not recommended5
    Collard greens Poor Rutabagas Fair to good
    Corn, sweet Good Spinach Poor
    Cucumbers Poor Squash, summer Poor to fair
    Eggplant Poor to fair Squash, winter Not recommended
    Garlic Good Sweet potatoes Fair
    Horseradish Good3 Swiss chard Poor
    Kale Poor Tomatoes Fair to good6
    Kohlrabi Fair Turnips Fair to good
    Lettuce Not recommended4 Turnip greens Poor
    Mushrooms Good Yams Fair
    Mustard greens Poor Zucchini Poor to fair
    Special Notes on difficult drying of foods
    1. Difficult to dry because of small size and layered leaves; strong flavor.
    2. Cabbage readily absorbs moisture from the air. Keeps well only if stored at extremely cold temperature.
    3. Odor extremely strong during processing; place dryer outdoors or in basement area.
    4. High water content; product will be undesirable for use.
    5. Product would be of low quality.
    6. Dried tomatoes re-absorb moisture readily which causes undesirable color and flavor changes; and shortens shelf life. Package tightly. Black color can
    develop because of oxidation.
    Drying Seeds, Popcorn and Nuts
    Drying seeds and roasting seeds are two different processes. To dry carefully wash pumpkin seeds to remove the clinging fibrous pumpkin tissue. Pumpkin seeds can be dried in the sun, in a dehydrator 115- 120°F for 1 to 2 hours, or in an oven on warm for 3 to 4 hours. Stir them frequently to avoid scorching. To roast, take dried pumpkin seeds, toss with oil and/or salt and roast in a preheated oven at 250°F for 10 to 15 minutes.
    Certain varieties of popcorn can be dried at home. The best varieties are Japanese Hull-less, Hybrid South American Mushroom, Creme Puff Hybrid, White Cloud and Dynamite. Leave the ears of popcorn on the stalks until the kernels are well-dried. Harvested ears of corn can be air-dried at a temperature below 130°F. When the kernels are dry, remove them from the ears and package. Dried corn will appear shriveled. Pop a few kernels to test. Popcorn will dry down to about 10 percent moisture. No pretreatment is necessary.
    Sunflower seeds usually are left on the flower to dry. The flower may have to be wrapped with cheesecloth to prevent the birds from eating the seeds. Seeds may be dried in the sun or in a dehydrator at 100°F. Higher temperature affects the flavor. When seeds are dried, they can be roasted in a shallow pan at 300°F for 10 to 15 minutes.
    Peanuts are actually a legume instead of a nut and can be dried and roasted at slightly higher temperatures. Peanuts can be dried shelled or unshelled. Spread in single layer and dry at 130°F. Peanuts are dry when their shells have hardened to a brittle state. Crack one. The nut meat should be tender, but not shriveled. To roast peanuts in the shell, place them in a shallow pan at 300°F for 30 to 40 minutes. If they are shelled, roast them for 20 to 25 minutes and stir frequently to prevent scorching.
    Drying Herbs
    Drying is the easiest method of preserving herbs. Simply expose the leaves, flowers or seeds to warm, dry air. Leave the herbs in a well-ventilated area until the moisture evaporates. Sun, oven and dehydrator drying are not recommended because the herbs can lose flavor and color. The best time to harvest most herbs for drying is just before the flowers first open when they are in the bursting bud stage. Gather the herbs in the early morning after the dew has evaporated to minimize wilting. Avoid bruising the leaves. They should not lie in the sun or unattended after harvesting. Rinse herbs in cool water and gently shake to remove excess moisture. Discard all bruised, soiled or imperfect
    leaves and stems.
    The more sturdy herbs such as sage, thyme, summer savory and parsley are the easiest to dry They can be tied into small bundles and air dried. Air drying outdoors is often possible; however better color and flavor retention usually results from drying indoors.
    Basil, tarragon, lemon balm and the mints have a high moisture content and will mold if not dried quickly Try hanging the tender-leaf herbs or those with seeds inside paper bags to dry Tear or punch holes in the sides of the bag. Suspend a small bunch (large amounts will mold) of herbs in a bag and close the top with a rubber band. Place where air currents will circulate through the bag. Any leaves and seeds that fall off will be caught in the bottom of the bag. Another method, especially nice for mint, sage or bay leaf, is to dry the leaves separately. Remove the best leaves from the stems. Lay the leaves on a paper towel, without allowing leaves to touch. Cover with another towel and layer of leaves. Five layers may be
    dried at one time using this method. Dry in a very cool oven. The oven light of an electric range or the pilot light of a gas range furnishes enough heat for overnight drying. Leaves dry flat and retain a good color. When the leaves are crispy dry and crumple easily between the fingers, they are ready to be packaged
    and stored. Dried leaves may be left whole and crumpled as used, or coarsely crumpled before storage. Husks can be removed from seeds by rubbing the seeds between the hands and blowing away the chaff. Place herbs in airtight containers and store in a cool, dry dark area to protect color and fragrance.
    Drying Jerky
    Jerky is a staple in the packs of today’s outdoorsmen: backpackers, skiers, and campers. It’s a popular snack for armchair sportsmen, too.Jerky can be made from almost any lean meat, including beef, pork or venison. If made from pork the meat must be treated to kill the trichinella parasite before it is sliced and marinated. This parasite could cause trichinosis. To treat the pork, freeze a portion that is 6 inches or less thick at 5°F or lower for 20 days. Poultry is not recommended for jerky, because of its texture when raw.
    The first step in preparing the meat is to slice it into long, thin strips. Trim and discard all the fat from the meat, because it becomes rancid rapidly Partially freezing the meat before cutting makes it easier to slice evenly Slice with the grain into thin strips approximately ¼ inch thick; if a chewy jerky is desired. Slice across the grain for a more tender, brittle jerky A tenderizer can also be used on the meat. Simply follow instructions on the package for tenderizing meats.
    The meat is marinated for both flavor and tenderness. Ingredients for marinades include oil, salt and an acid product such as vinegar, lemon juice, teriyaki, soy sauce or wine.
    ¼ teaspoon each of pepper and garlic powder
    ½ teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon hickory smoke-flavored salt
    1 ½-2 lbs. of lean meat (beef, pork, or venison)
    ¼ cup soy sauce
    1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce
    Combine all ingredients. Place strips of meat in a shallow pan and cover with marinade. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight.
    Remove meat strips from the marinade, drain on absorbent toweling and arrange on dehydrator trays or cake racks placed on baking sheets. Place the slices close together but do not overlap. Place the Drying Jerky racks in a drying oven preheated at 140°F Dry until a test piece cracks but does not break when it is bent
    (10 to 24 hours). Pat off any beads of oil with absorbent toweling and cool. Remove strips from the racks. Cool. Package in glass jars or heavy plastic
    Properly dried jerky will keep at room temperature 1 to 2 months in a sealed container. However, to increase the shelf life and maintain the flavor, refrigerate or freeze the jerky.
    Drying Fruits
    For Suitability For Fruit Drying Fruit Leather Drying Leather
    Apples Excellent Excellent
    Apricots Excellent Excellent
    Avocados Not recommended1
    Bananas Good Fair to good
    Berries with seeds Not recommended
    Blueberries Fair
    Cherries Excellent
    Citrus fruits Not recommended3 Only in combination
    Citrus peel Excellent
    Coconuts Excellent Only in combination
    Crabapples Not recommended4
    Currants Good
    Dates Excellent
    Figs Excellent
    Grapes Excellent Fair to good
    Guavas Not recommended5 Only in combination
    Melons Poor Not recommended
    Nectarines Excellent Excellent
    Olives Not recommended6
    Excellent Papayas Good Better in
    Peaches Excellent Excellent combination
    Pears Excellent
    Persimmons Fair Not recommended
    Pineapples Excellent
    Plums Good
    Pomegranates Not recommended7
    Quince Not recommended8
    Rhubarb Good9
    Strawberries Fair to good
    1. High fat content.
    2. High seed content and slow rate of drying.
    3. Too juicy and pulp lacks firm texture.
    4. Too small and tart; can be combined with other fruit for leather.
    5. Grainy flesh full of seeds; combine with other fruit for leather.
    6. High oil content. Bitter flavor removable only by long processing.
    7. Pulp is full of seeds.
    8. Hard flesh and strongly acidic flavor. Combine with other fruit for leather.
    9. Never consume leaves-they contain toxic salts of oxalic acid.
    Packaging and Storing Dried Foods
    Dried foods are susceptible to insect contamination and moisture reabsorption and must be properly packaged and stored immediately First, cool completely. Warm food causes sweating which could provide enough moisture for mold to grow. Pack foods into clean, dry insect-proof containers as tightly as possible without crushing.
    ðGlass jars, metal cans or boxes with tight fitted lids or moisture-vapor resistant freezer cartons make good containers for storing dried foods. Heavy-duty plastic bags are acceptable, but are not insect and rodent proof. Plastic bags with a 3/8-inch seal are best to keep out moisture.
    ðPack food in amounts that will be used in a recipe. Every time a package is re-opened, the food is exposed to air and moisture that lower the quality of the food.
    ðFruit that has been sulfured should not touch metal. Place the fruit in a plastic bag before storing it in a metal can. Sulfur fumes will react with the metal and cause color changes in the fruit.
    ðDried foods should be stored in cool, dry, dark areas. Recommended storage times for dried foods range from 4 months to 1 year. Because food quality is affected by heat, the storage temperature helps determine the length of storage; the higher the temperature, the shorter the storage time. Most dried fruits can be stored for 1 year at 60°F, 6 months at 80°F. Vegetables have about half the shelf-life of fruits.
    ðFoods that are packaged seemingly “bone dry” can spoil if moisture is reabsorbed during storage. Check dried foods frequently during storage to see if they are still dry Glass containers are excellent for storage because any moisture that collects on the inside can be seen easily Foods affected by moisture, but not spoiled, should be used immediately or redried and repackaged. Moldy foods should be discarded.
    Some more recipes
    Simple Homemade Fruit Leathers
    1. Puree a bunch of overripe fruits in a blender. Add some water (or juice) if you need to.
    2. Pour the puree onto a fruit roll sheet (included with the dehydrator).
    3. Run the unit for 4 to 8 hours, depending on the fruit. Basically, dry until it’s dry.
    4. Lay out on plastic wrap or wax paper and roll it neatly. Then, you can store them in a large plastic bag or container.
    Animal Meats–Easy jerky recipe
    1. Choose a meat:
    o Beef
    o Venison
    o Turkey
    o Pork
    o Chicken
    o Salmon
    o Rabbit
    2. Trim as much fat off as you can. The fatty oils will go rancid and make the jerky feel and taste bad.
    3. Slice thinly. It might be easier if you put the meat in the freezer first, to firm it up a little.
    4. Choose a marinade:
    o Worcestershire Sauce
    o Barbeque Sauce
    o Beer
    o Wine
    o Herbal Vinegar
    5. Add seasonings to taste: salt, pepper, garlic powder, sugar, etc. Experiment!
    6. Marinate overnight for heavy meats, 2-4 hours for turkey, fish, etc.
    7. Drain meat. Use paper towels to pat it dry.
    8. Dehydrate. You want the meat to be dry, but not brittle. — The average yield is 30%, so use that as a guide when you start
    How to Dehydrate Boiled Eggs
    If you’re looking to dehydrate boiled eggs, then there are some things you need to know beforehand. First of all, you aren’t going to be on the Food Network or win any blue ribbons for your concoction. Ideally, eggs are meant to be used and eaten fresh, so if you’re going to mess with that standard, there’s got to be a good reason for it, and taste isn’t one of them! Dehydrating eggs will, however, make them last a lot longer with no need for refrigeration, and that could be a big plus in a camping or survival situation.
    Instructions—things you’ll need:
    Raw, fresh eggs
    Large pot
    Heat source
    Sharp knife
    Food storage bag(s)
    Permanent marker (optional)
    Wax paper (optional)
    1 Gather your eggs. Go out to the barn or grocery store to collect some fresh eggs. You can use as few or as many as you want, depending on your needs and resources.
    2 Place the eggs in a large pot of water, turn the heat up, and let them boil for about 10 minutes. Add about a teaspoon of salt to make the water boil faster.
    3 Allow the eggs to cool in an ice-water bath to stop the cooking, peel them, and slice them into thin layers about 1/8-inch thick. Depending on the size of the egg, you can usually expect to get 4 to 6 separate slices.
    4 Lay the egg layers out on a dehydrator, and allow them to dry out for approximately 6 to 8 hours.
    5 Dice the dried eggs, place them in a food storage bag, and keep them in a cool, dry place.
    How to Dehydrate Potatoes
    Potatoes are a difficult item to dry because they turn black in the dehydrator. The way to prevent this is to blanch them (after slicing) for five minutes or longer. The slices should be about 3/8″ thick. Dry at 135 for 6-12 hours
    AL 721 is a type of Phosphoglyceride mixture that is produced commercially that mimics the chemical structure of Egg Lecithin.
    Chemical Components of AL 721
    Triglycerides: 70%
    Phosphatidylcholine: 20%
    Phosphatidylethanolamine: 10%
    Health Benefits of AL 721
    There is some suggestion that AL721 is merely an expensive form of Choline supplementation, although its reported benefits hinge on its unusual chemical geometry.
    AL 721 increases the “fluidity” of Cell Membranes by removing Cholesterol and replacing it with Phosphatidylcholine and Phosphatidylethanolamine:
    Membrane fluidity is determined by the ratio of Cholesterol and Phospholipid – the greater the C/PL ratio, the more rigid or less fluid the Cell Membrane.
    AL 721 lowers the C/PL ratio of several types of Cells within the body.
    Immune System
    Al 721 improves the function of the Immune System in older (but not younger) healthy subjects.
    AL 721 is used as a treatment (but not a cure) for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Israel:
    AL 721 clearly interferes with the infection of Cells by HIV “in vitro” by interfering with the lipid membrane of the HIV Virus.
    AL 721 increases the Lymphocyte count of AIDS patients.
    AL 721 interferes with the infectivity of all forms of the Herpes Virus.
    Nervous System
    AL 721 is presently undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.
    AL 721 enhances various aspects of general Mental Function (due to the Phosphatidylcholine in AL 721 enhancing the production of Acetylcholine). research
    Recreational Drugs
    AL 721 reduces or completely eliminates the withdrawal symptoms associated with some forms of Drug Dependence:
    AL 721 minimizes the withdrawal symptoms associated with Opiates (including Morphine) addiction (by improving the fluidity of Cell Membranes).
    AL 721 Enhances the Function of these Substances
    AL 721 stimulates the production of Acetylcholine (due to Phosphatidylcholine).
    The Difference in Lecithin -(mg of substance per 100 grams)
    Fatty Acids: 22,000
    Phospholipids: 78,000
    SoyLecithin Egg YolkLecithin
    Phosphatidylcholine 33,000 71,000
    Phosphatidylinositol 16,800
    Phosphatidylethanolamine: 14,100 19,500
    Phosphatidylserine 400 1,000
    Vitamins: Choline (as a constituent of Phosphatidylcholine)
    Alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine 8,000
    ðThe therapeutic dosage of Lecithin is 10,000 – 30,000 mg (10 – 30 grams) per day:
    ðClinical trials using Lecithin for the prevention and treatment of Atherosclerosis have involved the use of 10,500 mg of Lecithin per day.
    ðThe dosage of Lecithin used in a clinical trial that resulted in Memory improvement in Alzheimer’s Disease patients was 15,000 mg (15 grams) per day. Other studies conducted on Alzheimer’s Disease patients have involved the use of 10,000 – 20,000 mg (10 – 20 grams) per day.
    Recipe for Cholesterol
    The idea of bad or good cholesterol is outdated and absurd in this day—the idea of cholesterol that has been damaged is a reality since it does so much for us in regard to protecting against cancer—regulating our Vitamin D conversions-removing toxins from the body—supporting brain –liver-hormone-heart and other bodily functions—so will give a recipe with lecithing for several things
    Using lecithin with rosemary –will improve heart and liver and brain
    Take 1-2 capsules or use ½ tsp of either sunflower or egg lecithin
    Add to it either 500mgs of rosemary powder or 3-5 drops of the tincture of rosemary-or one drop of essential oil of rosemary—do this at least 2 times a day
    And remove all starches and sugars that are processed from the system
    Adding Lecithin with Cq10 and Black pepper will assist the heart remaining strong and the cells remaining viable—add 1-2 caps of Egg or Sunflower lecithin
    With 30-60 mgs of Cq10 and add either 3 drops of black pepper tincture—one drop of the essential oil or use approximately ¼ tsp of black pepper with this
    ðSpecial Note when adding the essential oils add direct to the Lecithin of choice ( in teaspoon or open capsule and add to the fat—NEVER TAKE STRAIGHT –ALWAYS ALWAYS use a carrier or it could cause internal issues
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    Show of the Week April 18,2011
    Doctors Lax in Monitoring Potentially Addicting Drugs
    Deaths from Opioid Use Have Doubled; Five-Fold Increase in Oxycodone Deaths
    Prescription Pain Killers Are Involved In More Drug Overdose Deaths Than Either Cocaine Or Heroin In U.S
    How To Remove Radioactive Iodine-131 From Drinking Water
    Removing Uranium From Drinking Water Using Distillation
    Doctors Lax in Monitoring Potentially Addicting Drugs
    ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2011) — Few primary care physicians pay adequate attention to patients taking prescription opioid drugs — despite the potential for abuse, addiction and overdose, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.- The study, published in the March 2 online edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found lax monitoring even of patients at high risk for opioid misuse, such as those with a history of drug abuse or dependence. [U1]The findings are especially concerning considering that prescription drug abuse now ranks second (after marijuana) among illicitly used drugs, with approximately 2.2 million Americans using pain relievers nonmedically for the first time in 2009, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).–[U2]”Our study highlights a missed opportunity for identifying and reducing misuse of prescribed opioids in primary care settings,” said lead author Joanna Starrels, M.D., M.S. , assistant professor of medicine at Einstein. “The finding that physicians did not increase precautions for patients at highest risk for opioid misuse should be a call for a standardized approach to monitoring.”[U3]–The researchers studied administrative and medical records of more than 1,600 primary care patients for an average of two years while they received regular prescription opioids for chronic, non-cancer pain. They looked at whether patients received urine drug testing, were seen regularly in the office, or received multiple early opioid refills.–Only a small minority (8 percent) of patients were found to have undergone any urine drug testing. While such testing was more common in patients at higher risk for opioid misuse, the rate of testing among those high-risk patients was still low (24 percent). Only half of patients were seen regularly in the office, and patients at higher risk of opioid misuse were not seen more frequently than patients at lower risk[U4]. Although fewer than one-quarter (23 percent) of all patients received two or more early opioid refills, patients at greater risk for opioid misuse were more likely to receive multiple early refills.–“We were disturbed to find that patients with a drug use disorder were seen less frequently in the office and were prescribed more early refills than patients without these disorders,” said Dr. Starrels. “We hope that these findings will call attention to this important safety concern.”–Prescription drug misuse is a major public health problem. In a 2004 NIDA report , it was estimated that 48 million people over the age of 12 have taken prescription drugs for nonmedical uses in their lifetime — which represents approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population.[U5][U6] Opioids, central nervous system depressants and stimulants were the drugs most commonly abused.–“Most primary care physicians are attuned to these problems,” said Dr. Starrels, “but they haven’t put sufficient strategies in place to help reduce risks.” She and her co-authors recommend that physicians adopt the following risk-reduction strategies: standardize a plan of care for all patients on long-term opioids, which includes urine drug testing; schedule regular face-to-face office visits to evaluate patients’ response to opioids and evidence of misuse; and stick to a previously agreed-upon refill schedule.–The paper, “Low Use of Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies in Primary Care Even for High Risk Patients with Chronic Pain,” was published March 2, 2011 in the online edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Co-authors include William C. Becker, M.D., of Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Mark G. Weiner, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Xuan Li, M.S., and Moonseong Heo, Ph.D., of Einstein; and Barbara J. Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., of the University of Texas Health Science Center and University Health System, San Antonio,–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine.–Journal Reference-Joanna L. Starrels, William C. Becker, Mark G. Weiner, Xuan Li, Moonseong Heo, Barbara J. Turner. Low Use of Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies in Primary Care Even for High Risk Patients with Chronic Pain. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2011; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-011-1648-2
    Deaths from Opioid Use Have Doubled; Five-Fold Increase in Oxycodone Deaths
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 14, 2009) — Deaths from opioid use in Ontario, Canada, have doubled since 1991 and the addition of long-acting oxycodone to the drug formulary was associated with a 5-fold increase in oxycodone-related deaths, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Most of these additional deaths were accidental.–[U7]Opioids are among the most commonly prescribed medications in Canada and are often used for patients with chronic non-malignant pain. Other studies have argued that prescribing is not a major contributor to the adverse health effects of opioid abuse, yet this study suggests that increased rates of opioid prescriptions are a significant factor in accidental opioid-related deaths.—The study looked at prescribing data from 1991 to 2007 from IMS Health Canada, which collects information from almost two-thirds of Canadian pharmacies, and deaths attributed to opioid use from records of the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario between 1991 and 2004. It also linked the coroner’s data to health care databases to track patients’ medical visits.—Prescriptions for opioid pain medications increased by 29%, with codeine the most frequently prescribed, although the number of prescriptions for that drug declined during the study period[U8]. Oxycodone prescriptions rose more than 850%, much more rapidly than any other opioid, and accounted for 32% of the almost 7.2 million prescriptions for opioids dispensed in 2006.–Between 1991 and 2004, 7099 deaths with complete records were attributed to alcohol and/or drugs. In 3406 of these deaths — 61.9% — opioids were implicated as cause of death. The median age of death was 40 years and 67% were men. Suicide was a factor in 23.6% of deaths.
    “The rise in opioid-related deaths was due in large part to inadvertent toxicity,” write Dr. Irfan Dhalla, of the University of Toronto and coauthors. “There was no significant increase in the number of deaths from suicide involving opioids over the study period.”—After linking the coroner’s data to health care databases, the researchers included 3066 deaths. Many (66.4%) of these patients had seen a physician at least once in the 4 weeks preceding their death,[U9] with diagnosis of mental health problems and pain-related complaints the most common reasons for medical attention.–“The societal burden of opioid-related mortality and morbidity in Canada is substantial,” write the authors. “In our study, the annual incidence of opioid-related deaths in 2004 (27.2 million) falls between the incidence of death from HIV infection (12 per million) and sepsis (40 per million).”—They conclude that the frequency of visits to physicians and opioid prescriptions in the month before death suggest a missed opportunity for prevention.—In a related commentary, Dr. Benedikt Fischer of Simon Fraser University and coauthor write “the pre-eminent risk in most deaths was from the use of multiple drugs involving prescription opioids and other substances that are widely and legally dispensed. As prescription drugs are involved in more overdose deaths than either heroin or cocaine in North America, the profile of the people who are dying may be changing from marginalized people to more “middle class.”[U10]–The authors argue that governments must lead in developing a preventative strategy for this different demographic and refocus the federal drug policy that currently targets marginalized people.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Canadian Medical Association Journal, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal References-Irfan A. Dhalla, Muhammad M. Mamdani, Marco L.A. Sivilotti, Alex Kopp, Omar Qureshi, David N. Juurlink. Prescribing of opioid analgesics and related mortality before and after the introduction of long-acting oxycodone. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2009; 181 (12): 891 DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.090784 -Benedikt Fischer, Jürgen Rehm. Deaths related to the use of prescription opioids. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2009; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.091791
    Prescription Pain Killers Are Involved In More Drug Overdose Deaths Than Either Cocaine Or Heroin In U.S.
    ScienceDaily (July 24, 2006) — Trends analysis of drug poisoning deaths has helped explain a national epidemic of overdose deaths in the USA that began in the 1990s, concludes Leonard Paulozzi and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA. The contribution of prescription pain killers to the epidemic has only become clear recently. This research is published this week in the journal, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.-Drugs called “opioids” are frequently prescribed to relieve pain, but if abused they can kill. Over the past 15 years, sales of opioid pain killers, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone and fentanyl, have increased, and deaths from these drugs have increased in parallel.In 2002, over 16,000 people died in the USA as a result of drug overdoses, with most deaths related to opioids, heroin, and cocaine. Opioids surpassed both cocaine and heroin in extent of involvement in these drug overdoses between 1999 and 2002.[U11]–The situation appears to be accelerating. Between 1979 and 1990 the rate of deaths attributed to unintentional drug poisoning increased by an average of 5.3% each year. Between 1990 and 2002, the rate increased by 18.1% per year. The contribution played by opioids is also increasing. Between 1999 and 2002 the number of overdose death certificates that mention poisoning by opioid pain killers went up by 91.2%. While the pain killer category showed the greatest increase, death certificates pointing a finger of blame at heroin and cocaine also increased by 12.4% and 22.8% respectively.–In an accompanying ‘comment’ article, David Joranson and Aaron Gilson of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Centre; Pain & Policy Studies Group, of Madison, Wisconsin. They caution against increasing unwarranted fears of using opioid analgesics in pain management, noting that much of the abuse of opioid analgesics is by recreational and street users and individuals with psychiatric conditions rather than pain patients.[U12]–Joranson and Gilson also point to the large quantity of opioid analgesics stolen from pharmacies [U13]every year, saying that “overdose deaths involving prescription medications do not necessarily mean they were prescribed. It is also crucial to know that most overdose deaths involve several drugs and these data cannot attribute the cause to a particular drug.”–In a second commentary, Scott Fishman, Professor of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of California, Davis concludes that drug abuse and under treated pain are both public health crises, but the solution to one need not undermine the other. “The least we can do is make sure that the casualties of the war on drugs are not suffering patients who legitimately deserve relief,” he says.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
    How To Remove Radioactive Iodine-131 From Drinking Water
    The Environmental Protection Agency recommends reverse osmosis water treatment to remove radioactive isotopes that emit beta-particle radiation. But iodine-131, a beta emitter, is typically present in water as a dissolved gas, and reverse osmosis is known to be ineffective at capturing gases.—A combination of technologies, however, may remove most or all of the iodine-131 that finds its way into tap water, all available in consumer products for home water treatment.– First, the standard disclaimers: Every government agency involved in radiation monitoring—the EPA, FDA, USDA, NRC, CDC, etc.—has stressed that the radiation now reaching the United States has been found at levels thousands of times lower than standards of health concern. When it found iodine-131 in drinking water samples from Boise, Idaho and Richland, Washington this weekend, the EPA declared–An infant would have to drink almost 7,000 liters of this water to receive a radiation dose equivalent to a day’s worth of the natural background radiation exposure we experience continuously from natural sources of radioactivity in our environment.”—But not everyone accepts the government’s reassurances. Notably, Physicians for Social Responsibility has insisted there is no safe level of exposure to radionuclides, regardless of the fact that we encounter them naturally-There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period,” said Jeff Patterson, DO, immediate past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Exposure to radionuclides, such as iodine-131 and cesium-137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water.”
    via Physicians for Social Responsibility,
    Reverse Osmosis
    The EPA recommends reverse osmosis water treatment for most kinds of radioactive particles. Iodine-131 emits a small amount of gamma radiation but much larger amounts of beta radiation, and so is considered a beta emitter–Reverse osmosis has been identified by EPA as a “best available technology” (BAT) and Small System Compliance Technology (SSCT) for uranium, radium, gross alpha, and beta particles and photon emitters. It can remove up to 99 percent of these radionuclides, as well as many other contaminants (e.g., arsenic, nitrate, and microbial contaminants). Reverse osmosis units can be automated and compact making them appropriate for small systems.
    via EPA, Radionuclides in Drinking Water
    However, EPA designed its recommendations for the contaminants typically found in municipal water systems, so it doesn’t specify Iodine-131 by name. The same document goes on to say, “Reverse osmosis does not remove gaseous contaminants such as carbon dioxide and radon.”-Iodine-131 escapes from damaged nuclear plants as a gas, and this is why it disperses so quickly through the atmosphere. It is captured as a gas in atmospheric water, falls to the earth in rain and enters the water supply.—–This is what happened in Boise, Idaho, where iodine-131 was found in rainwater samples last week and then in drinking water samples a few days later.–Reverse osmosis works by forcing water through material with very tiny pores—as tiny as .0001 microns—so that almost nothing except water emerges on the other side. Almost nothing.—“Dissolved gases and materials that readily turn into gases also can easily pass through most reverse osmosis membranes,” according to the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. For this reason, “many reverse osmosis units have an activated carbon unit to remove or reduce the concentration of most organic compounds.”
    Activated Carbon
    That raises the next question: does activated carbon remove iodine-131? There is some evidence that it does. Scientists have used activated carbon to remove iodine-131 from the liquid fuel for nuclear solution reactors. And Carbon air filtration is used by employees of Perkin Elmer, a leading environmental monitoring and health safety firm, when they work with iodine-131 in closed quarters. At least one university has adopted Perkin Elmer’s procedures.–Activated carbon works by absorbing contaminants, and fixing them, as water passes through it. It has a disadvantage, however: it eventually reaches a load capacity and ceases to absorb new contaminants.
    Ion Exchange
    The EPA also recommends ion exchange for removing radioactive compounds from drinking water. The process used in water softeners, ion exchange removes contaminants when water passes through resins that contain sodium ions. The sodium ions readily exchange with contaminants.–Ion exchange is particularly recommended for removing Cesium-137, which has been found in rain samples in the U.S., but not yet in drinking water here. Some resins have been specifically designed for capturing Cesium-137, and ion exchange was used to clean up legacy nuclear waste from an old reactor at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (pdf).
    Triple Threat
    The best solution may be the one used routinely to treat water at the Savannah River Site. The process combines activated carbon, reverse osmosis, and ion exchange. If one doesn’t get the iodine-131, two others have a chance to capture the radiation through other means.
    Vegetable Contamination
    Once you have access to cleaned water, be sure to use it to wash your vegetables. The FDA has not yet begun monitoring U.S. produce for radiation because, the agency says, there is not yet a radiation threat here. The Chinese have been monitoring vegetables, and they’ve urged their citizens to wash their spinach[U14]
    The Ministry of Health also issued a statement Wednesday evening saying trace levels of radioactive isotope iodine-131 had been found in spinach planted in the open fields within the three regions.—It is has been proven that washing the spinach with water can effectively remove radioactive materials, the Health Ministry said.–It is believed that recent rains in these regions helped drop the radioactive iodine from the air to the ground, and the radioactive materials fell onto the surface of the spinach, the ministry said.”–via Xinhua
    Removing Uranium From Drinking Water Using Distillation
    What is distillation?-Distillation is a water treatment process that results in nearly pure water. Distillation units boil the water, gather the steam, and cool it, which turns it back into water again. The heat kills bacteria, and the minerals stay in the boiler.
    Can I use it to treat my entire water supply?–Distillation units are typically used to treat only enough water for drinking and cooking.
    How effective is distillation?–Distillation can remove 100 per cent of the uranium in drinking water.
    Is the distillation unit reliable?–Yes, distillation has been used for many years to treat water supplies and is a reliable method of removing uranium.
    Does raw water quality affect how well the distillation unit works?-No, water quality will not affect how much uranium the distillation unit can remove from drinking water.
    How practical is it to operate and maintain?–The distillation unit is simple to operate and practical for household use. People who use it like it. Maintenance includes cleaning the boiling chamber from time to time.
    How much does the distillation unit cost?–You can expect to pay between $2000 and $2500 (2004 prices) for a distillation unit that treats your drinking water.
    How much does it cost to use?–The only known operating cost is for electricity.
    How long should the distillation unit last?-The unit has a long life. Commercial sellers say that the heating element and fan motor will probably need to be replaced every 10 years, depending on the raw water quality passing through the system.
    How much waste water does the distillation unit create? How do I get rid of it?–The unit makes very little waste water. Waste water can be flushed to your sewage disposal system when the boiling chamber is cleaned.
    Does the distillation unit also remove other substances?-The distillation unit removes almost all substances you might expect to find in drinking water.
    What happens to the substances in the water?–They are left in the stainless steel boiling chamber, but cannot get into the treated water.
    Does distillation have any side effects?–Distilled water can corrode or wear away plumbing, but this is not a problem in households using the unit to treat drinking water. Some people find that the unit is too noisy to use under the kitchen sink.
    Where can I get a distillation unit?–In Nova Scotia, water treatment companies sell the distillation unit.
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    [U1]The reason is obvious–not interested in the health of the patient but rather the sales of a product–
    [U2]The Drug Companies are winning the War on drugs—they are addiciting more and more to there drug abused system and raking in Millions
    [U4]Sounds like A double blind study-to see the impact between 2 or 3 different types of addictions and seeing the impact at differnt stages
    [U5]Who is kidding who here—the drug companies are almot using Code here to signify they are slowly enveloping the human race on narcoticsor substance abuse -medically—the medical institutions of the day are causing this to be the reality—look at 100 years ago when the psychiatrist and psycholigist had nothing but a slight means of existing, because they offered no real solutions to outstanding health issues–Nothing has changed other then the fact that now they can prescribe medications and recieve there cut for this service–Drug Dealing!!
    [U6]All this does is just lets the Pharmceutical Industry aware of the volume one human being is using and with this can regulate the uptake for another person to go higher–this just indicates the level of these chemicals –the effects—the long term inducement and use–the amount and the increments of usage to what ever state they get to and this will evaluate to them how much or how high they can give this to People before it is terminal and maintain that high dose and combo this with other ” Prescriptions” to keep perpetuating the addictions and attachments to the industry
    [U7]Accidentally Prescribed for no reason!!
    [U8]So this may mean that a targeted or specific Group of people were being exploited or experimented on to see potentially the ethnic or cultural effect on this specif reaction to these opiods
    [U9]Funny in the previous report they were saying how there would be a need for more visits to a medical practiotioner to regulate the impact of opiods and here they all died within a 4 week time frame from seeing a Doctor—This is thought provoking to say either the Doctors are incapable of determining the effect of there drugs orrr that they are not interested in the well being of a patient or they are ther to just collect data like we have here 66.4% –a drug that should not be used at all
    [U10]CANADA KILLING OFF THE MIDDLE CLASS—2 tier system –well off and slave?
    [U11]Imagine that Legally Prescribing Death—almost if the Drug cartel is involved in the Medical field direct—OHH wait it is!!!!
    [U12]OH OH you mean to tell me people on the street are Getting Prescription Drugs!!!! And how can this be since they need to be prescribed—OHH wait the patients attending the physician maybe bootlegging them orrrrrr Maybe the doctors are needing new clients so they increase the volume of prescriptions ot allow more to hit the street—ORR maybe a direct sale from the Pharmaceutical industrial to the streets by proxy
    [U13]NOT LIKELY—if they are being made they have more security then Gold—this would be intentional
    [U14]You May want to wash with a Baking Soda and Iodine solution to increase the detoxing of radiation off the foods
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    Show of the Week April 22 2011
    Laetrille Recipe
    Laetrile & theImmune System
    Laetrile is found in
    Artificial lights compromise health and immunity
    Piperine production by endophytic fungus Periconia sp. Isolated from Piper longum
    Antihyperlipidemic Effects of Salvia officinalis
    Blend or powder down the bitter almond once powdered then add to it the 100 grams and 20 grams of the other components and blend till saturated or fused…..encapsulate 500mgs of the mix
    Utilize 1 pill 3 times a day the first week then following weeks just do 2 a day
    Will reduce tumours or remove them …Kills cancer …boost the immune system
    Make a AntiCancer Nut Butter filled with laetrile
    You will need bitter almond ( or apricot pits or plum pits or peach pits or apple seeds or sesame seeds) add 2 oz of the apricot or bitter almond –you will need bitter almond essential oil add 5 drops –you will need cq10 300 mgs- you will need either rosemary tincture or essential oil add 1-2 drops of the essential oil of rosemary or a dropper full of the tincture- you will need 2 oz of sesame seed and 4 oz of almond—add all of these singularly in tsp amounts to get started and then add either almond oil or apricot oil 1 oz to get the mesh going then get the blender running with lid on—as you see this become more puree ‘d then open the tiny part of the lid ( leave lid on while blending but open the center knob) and slowly add more as this goes on it will become thicker—then add your sesame seed- your almond –bitter almond –the cq10 ( with the capsule or emptied in does not matter)the rosemary ex or essential oil-as this is going just add the seeds or nuts and repeat this til you use up all your ratios once this is done—pour it into a glass container—leave half of it in the blender and then put lid on and turn on blender and open the centre hole and while it is blending add honey about half of the ratio that is in the blender this will thicken into a smooth spread—when done pour into a separate container—when using either one –do not exceed ½ tsp at any given time this is a high
    Laetrile & theImmune System
    Laetrile is claimed to be highly beneficial in the treatment of Cancer: references
    ùùùLaetrile may reduce the size of tumors and prevent their further spread (metastasis).
    ùùùLaetrile may reduce the pain associated with Cancer.
    ùùùThe enzymes Beta-Glucosidase and Beta-Glucuronidase (which are present in high amounts in Cancer cells and in low amounts in healthy cells) release the tightly bound and unavailable toxins – Benzaldehyde and organic Cyanide – from the Laetrile molecule and allow them to act synergistically (by a factor 100) to kill Cancer cells.
    ùùùAnother enzyme, Rhodanese, which has the ability to detoxify Cyanide, is present in normal tissues but is deficient in Cancer cells. Cancer cells are reported to contain up to 80% less Rhodanese compared to healthy cells. These two factors combine to cause a selective poisoning of Cancer cells by the release of Cyanide from Laetrile, leaving non-cancerous cells undamaged.
    ùùùThe discoverer of Laetrile believes that Cancer occurs only as a result of a direct deficiency of Laetrile and those so-called carcinogens really just contribute to cancer by placing further Stress on the body that precipitates the Cancers that result from Laetrile deficiency.
    Laetrile is found in
    the seeds (stones or kernels) of most members of the Rose (Rosaceae) family.
    Apple (seeds)>500 mg Apricot (kernels)>500 mg Cherry (stones)>500 mg Nectarine (stones)>500 mg
    Peach Stones>500 mg Pear Pips >500 mg
    Lime Pips Plum Stones Prune Seeds >500 mg Elderberries>500 mg
    Boysenberries 100-500 mg Raspberries 100-500 mg
    Blackberries – Wild >500 mg Currants 100-500 mg
    Gooseberries 100-500 mg
    Grains: Cassava (Also known as Tapioca) LargeAmounts Buckwheat 100-500 mg
    Millet 100-500 mg
    Legumes: Mung Bean –sprouts >500 mg
    Chick Peas 100-500 mg
    Alfalfa Sprouts 100-500 mg
    Black-Eyed Peas 100-500 mg
    Kidney Beans 100-500 mg Lentils 100-500 mg
    Lima Beans 100-500 mg
    Nuts: Almonds >500 mg Macadamia Nuts >500 mg – Bitter Almonds Seeds: Flax Seeds 100-500 mg
    Artificial lights compromise health and immunity
    by Adeha Feustel Asheville, NC
    Many studies indicate that ordinary artificial lighting is not the benign substitute for sunshine that we have assumed, that in fact it has a destructive and even life-threatening impact on our health, raising stress levels and disturbing cell function. When we avoid the sun, we depend on artificial lighting. Yet those indoor lights distort the frequency spectrum of sunlight, altering the critical balance between the visible light frequencies and the invisible light frequencies at either end of the light spectrum (infrared and ultraviolet).
    Not only do we compromise our health and immunity by avoiding the sun, we endanger our eyesight, bone density and psychological equilibrium, and we wreak havoc with nervous and endocrine function. By so ignoring our biological mandate, we endanger every aspect of our function. By accepting artificial skewed-spectrum lighting as a substitute for sunshine, we unknowingly precipitate profound physiological effects with disastrous results, the causes of which are invisible to us, although glaringly evident in the available research on sunlight and health.
    John Ott’s Research into Natural and Artificial Light
    John Ott got some truly stunning results when he studied the effect of variation in lighting on life span of a particular strain of mice bred for high susceptibility to spontaneous development of cancerous tumors. He compared the life spans of 2000 mice kept under various fluorescents versus those living under natural sunshine. Mouse life spans averaged 7.5 months under pink fluorescent lighting; mice under different types of light with increasingly wider spectral composition showed a progression in life span up to 16.1 months under natural sunlight!
    Lighting source
    Mouse lifespan
    Unfiltered sunlight (UV included)
    16.1 months
    UV transmitting plastic (UV included)
    15.6 months
    Window light (no UV)
    9.4 months
    Daylight fluorescent (no UV)
    8.2 months
    Pink fluorescent (no UV)
    7.5 months
    (Note the lack of UV light is associated with a huge drop in lifespan! Also, window light without UV was still considerably better than even daylight fluorescents. Full spectrum artificial lighting had not been developed.)
    Ott considered this experimental outcome the most significant of all his experimental work, and concluded that the full spectrum of sunlight was as vitally important to the health of animals (including humans) as to plants.
    Of course 40 years after Ott’s research, we are beginning to understand the vital importance of UV light in generating vitamin D in our bodies, and of the importance of Vitamin D in preventing cancer. We can supplement vitamin D now, to make up for not getting it from UV light. But many OTHER frequencies in sunlight are missing in indoor artificial light. What if each of those missing frequencies is critical to some vital nutrient in our body? Joseph G. Hattersley quotes John Ott: “Every nutritional substance, medicine and drug,” says Dr. Ott, “has a specific wavelength absorption. If those wavelengths are missing in the artificial light source a person is exposed to, then the nutritional benefits of the substance will not be utilized.” (2)
    Footnote: Ott’s original research was done in the early 1970’s. The research was repeated on a small scale by a few other researchers, but grant money for further research was refused on the grounds that light conditions could not possibly have anything to do with cancer! Anyone with a “genetic susceptibility” to cancer deserves to know about this study. Have you ever heard of it? Do you suppose that lighting conditions, if not the main variable in cancer experiments, should at least be controlled and standardized? Are they? No
    Piperine production by endophytic fungus Periconia sp. Isolated from Piper longum L.
    J Antibiot (Tokyo). 2011 Apr 20;
    Authors: Verma VC, Lobkovsky E, Gange AC, Singh SK, Prakash S
    The endophytic fungus Periconia sp. produces piperine (5-(3, 4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-1-piperidinopent-2, 4-dien-1-one) under liquid culture. This is the first report of the alternative source for this chemical other than its host, Piper longum. The highly functionalized fungus-derived piperine exhibits strong antimycobacterial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. smegmetis with minimum inhibitory concentrations of 1.74 and 2.62 μg ml(-1), respectively. The compound was crystallized and the structure was elucidated by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. This finding is of significance as piperine is a potential cancer preventative agent. It is reaffirmed by this report that important pharmaceuticals can be produced by endophytic microbes, and these molecules appear to be mimetic to their host origin. Therefore, we can enhance the bioactive principles of medicinal plants by isolating and identifying the endophytes, thereby showing the importance of preserving the biodiversity of these plants.The Journal of Antibiotics advance online publication, 20 April 2011; doi:10.1038/ja.2011.27.–PMID: 21505472 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
    An illusion it will be, so large, so vast it will escape their perception.
    Those who will see it will be thought of as insane.
    We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us.
    We will behave as if we are not connected to keep the illusion alive. Our goal will be accomplished one drop at a time so as to never bring suspicion upon ourselves. This will also prevent them from seeing the changes as they occur.
    We will always stand above the relative field of their experience for we know the secrets of the absolute.
    We will work together always and will remain bound by blood and secrecy. Death will come to he who speaks.
    We will keep their lifespan short and their minds weak while pretending to do the opposite.
    We will use our knowledge of science and technology in subtle ways so they will never see what is happening.
    We will use soft metals, ageing accelerators and sedatives in food and water, also in the air.
    They will be blanketed by poisons everywhere they turn.
    The soft metals will cause them to lose their minds. We will promise to find a cure from our many fronts, yet we will feed them more poison.
    The poisons will be absorbed through their skin and mouths, they will destroy their minds and reproductive systems.
    From all this, their children will be born dead, and we will conceal this information.
    The poisons will be hidden in everything that surrounds them, in what they drink, eat, breathe and wear.
    We must be ingenious in dispensing the poisons for they can see far.
    We will teach them that the poisons are good, with fun images and musical tones.
    Those they look up to will help. We will enlist them to push our poisons.
    They will see our products being used in film and will grow accustomed to them and will never know
    their true effect.
    When they give birth we will inject poisons into the blood of their children and convince them it is for their help.
    We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things.
    When their teeth decay we will fill them with metals that will kill their mind and steal their future.
    When their ability to learn has been affected, we will create medicine that will make them sicker and cause other diseases for which we will create yet more medicine.
    We will render them docile and weak before us by our power.
    They will grow depressed, slow and obese, and when they come to us for help, we will give them more poison.
    We will focus their attention toward money and material goods so they many never connect with their inner self. We will distract them with fornication, external pleasures and games so they may never be one with the oneness of it all.
    Their minds will belong to us and they will do as we say. If they refuse we shall find ways to implement mind-altering technology into their lives. We will use fear as our weapon.
    We will establish their governments and establish opposites within. We will own both sides.
    We will always hide our objective but carry out our plan.
    They will perform the labour for us and we shall prosper from their toil.
    Our families will never mix with theirs. Our blood must be pure always, for it is the way.
    We will make them kill each other when it suits us.
    We will keep them separated from the oneness by dogma and religion.
    We will control all aspects of their lives and tell them what to think and how.
    We will guide them kindly and gently letting them think they are guiding themselves.
    We will foment animosity between them through our factions.
    When a light shall shine among them, we shall extinguish it by ridicule, or death, whichever suits us best.
    We will make them rip each other’s hearts apart and kill their own children.
    We will accomplish this by using hate as our ally, anger as our friend.
    The hate will blind them totally, and never shall they see that from their conflicts we emerge as their rulers. They will be busy killing each other.
    They will bathe in their own blood and kill their neighbours for as long as we see fit.
    We will benefit greatly from this, for they will not see us, for they cannot see us.
    We will continue to prosper from their wars and their deaths.
    We shall repeat this over and over until our ultimate goal is accomplished.
    We will continue to make them live in fear and anger though images and sounds.
    We will use all the tools we have to accomplish this.
    The tools will be provided by their labour.
    We will make them hate themselves and their neighbours.
    We will always hide the divine truth from them, that we are all one. This they must never know!
    They must never know that colour is an illusion, they must always think they are not equal.
    Drop by drop, drop by drop we will advance our goal.
    We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them.
    We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have.
    We will establish a money system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt.
    When they shall band together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media.
    We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favour.
    When they shall rise up against us we will crush them like insects, for they are less than that.
    They will be helpless to do anything for they will have no weapons.
    We will recruit some of their own to carry out our plans, we will promise them eternal life, but eternal life they will never have for they are not of us.
    The recruits will be called “initiates” and will be indoctrinated to believe false rites of passage to higher realms. Members of these groups will think they are one with us never knowing the truth. They must never learn this truth for they will turn against us.
    For their work they will be rewarded with earthly things and great titles, but never will they become immortal and join us, never will they receive the light and travel the stars. They will never reach the higher realms, for the killing of their own kind will prevent passage to the realm of enlightenment. This they will never know.
    The truth will be hidden in their face, so close they will not be able to focus on it until its too late.
    Oh yes, so grand the illusion of freedom will be, that they will never know they are our slaves.
    When all is in place, the reality we will have created for them will own them. This reality will be their prison. They will live in self-delusion.
    When our goal is accomplished a new era of domination will begin.
    Their minds will be bound by their beliefs, the beliefs we have established from time immemorial.
    But if they ever find out they are our equal, we shall perish then. THIS THEY MUST NEVER KNOW.
    If they ever find out that together they can vanquish us, they will take action.
    They must never, ever find out what we have done, for if they do, we shall have no place to run, for it will be easy to see who we are once the veil has fallen. Our actions will have revealed who we are and they will hunt us down and no person shall give us shelter.
    This is the secret covenant by which we shall live the rest of our present and future lives, for this reality will transcend many generations and life spans.
    This covenant is sealed by blood, our blood. We, the ones who from heaven to earth came.
    This covenant must NEVER, EVER be known to exist. It must NEVER, EVER be written or spoken of for if it is, the consciousness it will spawn will release the fury of the PRIME CREATOR upon us and we shall be cast to the depths from whence we came and remain there until the end time of infinity itself.
    Remember the 3 stages of truth:
    It is ridiculed.
    It is fiercely and violently opposed.
    It becomes self-evident.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    Antihyperlipidemic Effects of Salvia officinalis L. Leaf Extract in Patients with Hyperlipidemia: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.
    Phytother Res. 2011 Apr 19;
    Authors: Kianbakht S, Abasi B, Perham M, Hashem Dabaghian F
    Hyperlipidemia is a common metabolic disorder contributing to morbidities and mortalities due to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Conventional antihyperlipidemic drugs have limited efficacies and important side effects, so that alternative lipid lowering agents are needed. Salvia officinalis L. (sage) leaves have PPAR γ agonistic, pancreatic lipase and lipid absorption inhibitory, antioxidant, lipid peroxidation inhibitory and antiinflammatory effects. Thus, in this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial with 67 hyperlipidemic (hypercholesterolemic and/or hypertriglyceridemic) patients aged 56.4 ± 30.3 years (mean ± SD), the effects of taking sage leaf extract (one 500 mg capsule every 8 h for 2 months) on fasting blood levels of lipids, creatinine and liver enzymes including SGOT and SGPT were evaluated in 34 patients and compared with the placebo group (n = 33). The extract lowered the blood levels of total cholesterol (p < 0.001), triglyceride (p = 0.001), LDL (p = 0.004) and VLDL (p = 0.001), but increased the blood HDL levels (p < 0.001) without any significant effects on the blood levels of SGOT, SGPT and creatinine (p > 0.05) compared with the placebo group at the endpoint. No adverse effects were reported. The results suggest that sage may be effective and safe in the treatment of hyperlipidemia..-PMID: 21506190 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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    Show of the Week April 22 2011
    Study Adds Weight to Link Between Calcium Supplements and Heart Problems
    Low Carbohydrate Diet May Reverse Kidney Failure in People With Diabetes
    Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster
    How to Make Your Own Ear Candles WITH ADDED MODIFICATIONS
    Benefits of Ear Candling
    Study Adds Weight to Link Between Calcium Supplements and Heart Problems
    ScienceDaily (Apr. 23, 2011) — New research published online in the British Medical Journal adds to mounting evidence that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly heart attacks, in older women.-The findings suggest that their use in managing osteoporosis should be re-assessed.–Calcium supplements are often prescribed to older (postmenopausal) women to maintain bone health. Sometimes they are combined with vitamin D, but it’s still unclear whether taking calcium supplements, with or without vitamin D, can affect the heart.[U1]—The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study — a seven-year trial of over 36,000 women — found no cardiovascular effect of taking combined calcium and vitamin D supplements, but the majority of participants were already taking personal calcium supplements, which may have obscured any adverse effects. So a team of researchers, led by Professor Ian Reid at the University of Auckland, re-analysed the WHI results to provide the best current estimate of the effects of calcium supplements, with or without vitamin D, on the risk of cardiovascular events.—They analysed data from 16,718 women who were not taking personal calcium supplements at the start of the trial and found that those allocated to combined calcium and vitamin D supplements were at an increased risk of cardiovascular events, especially heart attack.–[U2]-By contrast, in women who were taking personal calcium supplements at the start of the trial, combined calcium and vitamin D supplements did not alter their cardiovascular risk.–The authors suspect that the abrupt change in blood calcium levels after taking a supplement causes the adverse effect, rather than it being related to the total amount of calcium consumed. High blood calcium levels are linked to calcification (hardening) of the arteries, [U3]which may also help to explain these results.–Further analyses — adding data from 13 other trials, involving 29,000 people altogether — also found consistent increases in the risk of heart attack and stroke associated with taking calcium supplements, with or without vitamin D, leading the authors to conclude that these data justify a reassessment of the use of calcium supplements in older people.–But in an accompanying editorial, Professors Bo Abrahamsen and Opinder Sahota argue that there is insufficient evidence available to support or refute the association.–Because of study limitations, they say “it is not possible to provide reassurance that calcium supplements given with vitamin D do not cause adverse cardiovascular events or to link them with certainty to increased cardiovascular risk. Clearly further studies are needed and the debate remains ongoing.”–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by BMJ-British Medical Journal, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference-M. J. Bolland, A. Grey, A. Avenell, G. D. Gamble, I. R. Reid. Calcium supplements with or without vitamin D and risk of cardiovascular events: reanalysis of the Women’s Health Initiative limited access dataset and meta-analysis. BMJ, 2011; 342 (apr19 1): d2040 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d2040
    Low Carbohydrate Diet May Reverse Kidney Failure in People With Diabetes
    ScienceDaily (Apr. 21, 2011) — Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They also identified a previously unreported panel of genes associated with diabetes-related kidney failure, whose expression was reversed by the diet.–The findings were published in the current issue of PLoS ONE.–Charles Mobbs, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and his research team evaluated mice that were genetically predisposed to have Type 1 or 2 diabetes. The mice were allowed to develop diabetic nephropathy, or kidney failure. Half of the mice were put on the ketogenic diet, while the control group maintained a standard high carbohydrate diet. The researcher founds that after eight weeks, kidney failure was reversed in the mice on the ketogenic diet.–“Our study is the first to show that a dietary intervention alone is enough to reverse this serious complication of diabetes,” said Dr. Mobbs. “This finding has significant implications for the tens of thousands of Americans diagnosed with diabetic kidney failure, and possibly other complications, each year.”–The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high-fat diet typically used to control seizures in children with epilepsy. Many cells can get their energy from ketones, which are molecules produced when the blood glucose levels are low and blood fat levels are high. When cells use ketones instead of glucose for fuel, glucose is not metabolized. Since high glucose metabolism causes kidney failure in diabetes, researchers hypothesized that the ketogenic diet would block those toxic effects of glucose. Considering the extreme requirements of the diet, it is not a long-term solution in adults. However, Dr. Mobbs’ research indicates that exposure to the diet for as little as a month may be sufficient to “reset” the gene expression and pathological process leading to kidney failure.–The researchers also identified a large array of genes expressed during diabetic nephropathy not previously known to play a role in the development of this complication. These genes are associated with kidney failure as a result of the stress on cellular function. The team found that the expression of these genes was also reversed in the mice on the ketogenic diet.–Dr. Mobbs and his team plan to continue to research the impact of the ketogenic diet and the mechanism by which it reverses kidney failure in people with diabetes, and in age-related kidney failure. He believes the ketogenic diet could help treat other neurological diseases and retinopathy, a disease that results in vision loss.–“Knowing how the ketogenic diet reverses nephropathy will help us identify a drug target and subsequent pharmacological interventions that mimic the effect of the diet,” said Dr. Mobbs. “We look forward to studying this promising development further.”
    This study was funded partly by the National Institutes of Health and by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference-Michal M. Poplawski, Jason W. Mastaitis, Fumiko Isoda, Fabrizio Grosjean, Feng Zheng, Charles V. Mobbs. Reversal of Diabetic Nephropathy by a Ketogenic Diet. PLoS ONE, 2011; 6 (4): e18604 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018604
    Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster
    ScienceDaily (Apr. 19, 2011) — Curbing carbohydrates is more effective than cutting calories for individuals who want to quickly reduce the amount of fat in their liver, report UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers.—“What this study tells us is that if your doctor says that you need to reduce the amount of fat in your liver, you can do something within a month,” said Dr. Jeffrey Browning, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern and the study’s lead author.—The results, available online and in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, could have implications for treating numerous diseases including diabetes, insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD. The disease, characterized by high levels of triglycerides in the liver, affects as many as one-third of American adults. It can lead to liver inflammation, cirrhosis and liver cancer.–For the study, researchers assigned 18 participants with NAFLD to eat either a low-carbohydrate or a low-calorie diet for 14 days.–The participants assigned to the low-carb diet limited their carbohydrate intake to less than 20 grams a day — the equivalent of a small banana or a half-cup of egg noodles [U4]– for the first seven days. For the final seven days, they switched to frozen meals prepared by UT Southwestern’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) kitchen that matched their individual food preferences, carbohydrate intake and energy needs.[U5]–Those assigned to the low-calorie diet continued their regular diet and kept a food diary for the four days preceding the study. The CTRC kitchen then used these individual records to prepare all meals during the 14-day study. Researchers limited the total number of calories to roughly 1,200 a day for the female participants and 1,500 a day for the males.—After two weeks, researchers used advanced imaging techniques to analyze the amount of liver fat in each individual. They found that the study participants on the low-carb diet lost more liver fat.–Although the study was not designed to determine which diet was more effective for losing weight, both the low-calorie dieters and the low-carbohydrate dieters lost an average of 10 pounds.—Dr. Browning cautioned that the findings do not explain why participants on the low-carb diet saw a greater reduction in liver fat, and that they should not be extrapolated beyond the two-week period of study.—“This is not a long-term study, and I don’t think that low-carb diets are fundamentally better than low-fat ones,” he said. “Our approach is likely to be only of short-term benefit because at some point the benefits of weight loss alone trounce any benefits derived from manipulating dietary macronutrients such as calories and carbohydrates.–Weight loss, regardless of the mechanism, is currently the most effective way to reduce liver fat.”—Other UT Southwestern researchers involved in the study were Dr. Shawn Burgess, senior author and assistant professor of pharmacology in the Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC); Dr. Jonathan Baker, assistant professor of pathology; Dr. Thomas Rogers, former professor of pathology; Jeannie Davis, clinical research coordinator in the AIRC; and Dr. Santhosh Satapati, postdoctoral researcher in the AIRC. The National Institutes of Health supported the study.
    Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by UT Southwestern Medical Center, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference:–J D. Browning, J. A. Baker, T. Rogers, J. Davis, S. Satapati, S. C. Burgess. Short-term weight loss and hepatic triglyceride reduction: evidence of a metabolic advantage with dietary carbohydrate restriction. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2011; DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.110.007674
    How to Make Your Own Ear Candles WITH ADDED MODIFICATIONS
    In ear candling, a metal plate is placed over the ear. There is a hole in the center of the plate to allow the wide end of an ear candle to be placed in it. The other end of the ear candle is then lit and allowed to burn for several minutes. Ear candling supporters claim that the ear candle creates a very small vacuum that lifts wax and debris out of the ear canal.
    Moderately Easy
    things you’ll need:
    Cotton (or linen) or Cheese Cloth Double-boiler Stove Tapered wooden or metal dowel rod or Knitting Needle, about 12 inches long and two inches across on the wide end Cooking oil Paraffin or beeswax
    Cut cotton into strips that are 12 inches long and 2 inches wide. You can purchase cotton at a fabric store or use old pillowcases or sheets. It does not matter where the cotton comes from as long as it is clean. _ Orr you can as well wrap the cheese clot around and double it up so as to collect the wax better when dipped
    Melt the wax in a double-boiler over low heat. While the wax is melting, lightly lubricate the dowel rod with cooking oil.—or take a container and fill with enough wax where you can dip direct in and then have wax paper folded in such a way where you can take the wrapped dipped knitting needle and shape the wax accordingly.
    When the wax is completely melted, dip the cotton strips into the wax. Make sure that you coat the entire strip with the wax.—apply this as well with the cheese cloth method
    When the cotton strip has been coated with was, wrap it around the dowel rod. Start at the narrow end of the rod and work your way down. Make sure that the wraps of cotton overlap each other as they spiral down the rod.—again use the wax paper to twist and shape the wax as needed
    Allow the wax to begin to harden, but do not let it cool completely. When the wax is firm, gently rotate the dowel in the opposite direction of the cotton wraps to loosen it from the cotton. When the dowel is loose, slowly remove it from the middle of the cotton. You now have a homemade cotton ear candle.
    Tips & Warnings
    Make sure that you remember to oil your dowel rod or Knitting Needle in between every candle.
    Benefits of Ear Candling
    Individuals who provide Ear Candling will often tell you of the many benefits from this simple method.
    These potential benefits may include:
    · Improved sense of smell
    · Relief of “swimmer’s ear
    · Reduced ear pain
    · Improved sense of taste
    · Balanced emotional state
    · Reduced ringing in ears
    · Relief of dizziness
    · Reduced pain of a tear in the eardrum
    · Improved color perception
    · Equalized pressure in the ear
    · Reduced stress and tension
    · Clearer thinking
    · Improved lymphatic fluid flow
    Ear Candling Practitioners also feel the reason the method creates these benefits is that all of the openings in the head are inter-connected, in a maze–like configuration, which allows the vacuum created by the candle to drain the entire system by osmosis through the membrane of the ear. It is believed that the gentle osmotic pressure caused by Ear Candling is enough to effect a correction within the structures which lay in close proximity of the ear drum, thus the reason clients feel so great following a treatment.—
    Precautions to Ear Candling—
    Keep in mind that when applying this to your self or having someone else doing it never go beyond a certain point with the candle due to the heat and the wax may drain or seep back into the ear—usual point is about half way and you would need at least 2 candles per ear and maybe more depending on the amount of clutter inside the ear
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    [U1]This could cause a condition of calcium deposits around the heart causing blockage or in the arteries as well further damaging the circulation and the Vascular are a
    [U2]Any vessel in the body may be affected; however, the aorta, coronary, carotid, and iliac arteries are most frequently affected. When the coronary arteries are involved, it results in coronary artery disease (CAD). Hardening of the arteries is due to the build up of plaque and mineral deposits. As a result, the supply of blood to the heart is reduced, which can lead to chest pain or a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Hardening of the arteries causes an increase in resistance to blood flow and, therefore, an increase in blood pressure
    [U3]The average recommended dose for qwomen is about 2 grams —insanity-no way can anyone –even with an intact digestive system –can utilize this much calcium