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    Caffeine Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer: Coffee-Based Sunscreen Might Work Best
     
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2011) — There might be a time when instead of just drinking that morning cup of coffee you lather it on your skin as a way of preventing harmful sun damage or skin cancer.—A new Rutgers study strengthens the theory that caffeine guards against certain skin cancers at the molecular level by inhibiting a protein enzyme in the skin, known as ATR. Scientists believe that based on what they have learned studying mice, caffeine applied directly to the skin might help prevent damaging UV light from causing skin cancer.—Prior research indicated that mice that were fed caffeinated water and exposed to lamps that generated UVB radiation that damaged the DNA in their skin cells were able to kill off a greater percentage of their badly damaged cells and reduce the risk of cells becoming cancerous.–“Although it is known that coffee drinking is associated with a decreased risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, there now needs to be studies to determine whether topical caffeine inhibits sunlight-induced skin cancer,” said Allan Conney, director of the Susan Lehman Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research.—In this newly-published study, instead of inhibiting ATR with caffeinated water, Rutgers researchers, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Washington, genetically modified and diminished ATR in one group of mice. The results: the genetically modified mice developed tumors more slowly than the unmodified mice, had 69 percent fewer tumors than regular mice and developed four times fewer invasive tumors. The study also found, however, that when both groups of mice were exposed to chronic ultraviolet rays for an extended period of time, tumor development occurred in both the genetically modified and regular mice. What this seems to indicate, says Conney, is that inhibiting the ATR enzyme works best at the pre-cancerous stage before UV-induced skin cancers are fully developed.—According to the National Cancer Institute, sunlight-induced skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the United States with more than 1 million new cases each year. Although multiple human epidemiologic studies link caffeinated beverage intake with significant decreases in several different types of cancer, including skin cancer, just how and why coffee protects against the disease is unknown. “Caffeine might become a weapon in prevention because it inhibits ATR and also acts ad as a sunscreen and directly absorbs damaging UV light,” said Conney. Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Rutgers University. Journal Reference-Masaoki Kawasumi, Bianca Lemos, James E. Bradner, Renee Thibodeau, Yong-son Kim, Miranda Schmidt, Erin Higgins, Sang-wahn Koo, Aimee Angle-Zahn, Adam Chen, Douglas Levine, Lynh Nguyen, Timothy P. Heffernan, Isabel Longo, Anna Mandinova, Yao-Ping Lu, Allan H. Conney, and Paul Nghiem. Protection from UV-induced skin carcinogenesis by genetic inhibition of the ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related (ATR) kinase. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, August 15, 2011 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1111378108
     
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    Making your own Antibiotic –AntiFungal- AntiViral- Anti Parasite
    You will need honey—5-6 oz ( unpasteuruzed )
    4-5 cloves of garlic peeled
    20 drops of lugols
     
    Add the Honey to the blender and start the blender going to get the honey malleable—thennadd the peeled off garlic to this –peel and put in as it is going or peel all of the garlic all at once and then add to the honey—Then add your Iodine 20 drops—( you can go ore or less depending on ho strong you want it I this cace this would be equivalent to 250 mgs of iodine )
     
    When done- add to glass container—and use ½ -1 tsp increments
     
    Suggested uses –Tooth ache take 1 teaspoon every 2 hours for 4 hours and after that use every 4 hours—in the interim no sugar or heavy foods and If at all utilize fluids or broths to allow for a clearance of the colon
     
    Respiratory Issues –again 1 tsp every 2 -3 hours—no sugars or dairy ( other then yogurt and cinnamon and clove or a garlic and yogurt mix )
     
    Infections 1 tsp every hour—Increase Vitamin C and enzymes or consume fruits high in protease ( protein break down enzymes)-use blood tonics as well and teas
     
    For Prevention—take ½ tsp 2-3 times a day
     
    For cholesterol regulating –take 1 tsp 4 times a day—use Sunflower Lecithin and Serrepetase or Full spectrum enzyme— you can consume appe and onion sauce as well
     
    For Liver –use 1 teaspoon 4 – 5 times a day—as well as teas with nettle-dandelion-milk thistle and burdock
     
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    [U1]This To would be stupid–showing our mathematics may to a more advanced race say –hey there are a bunch of nursery school kids on that planet—easy pickings—before we look to aliens off world we need to look at theones here now running the planet—the infiltrated key elements and are literally fumigating the earth like a pest controlled populace of insects or pathogens—this is what is going on—People in the norm would not go out of ther way to anhilate a race or culture or country but this is what is going on VIA chemtrails and GMO and then having the bureacratic nonsense of regulation and stating nothing can cure and if it does has to be labeled as a drug when clearly there has not been a drug that has ever cured —but they do maime and cause irreparable damage to the body soooo again we need to look here now and extradite these ” alien leaders” off world
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    Show of the Week September 9 2011
     
    Old-Age Tremors May Be Caused by Brain Lesions
     
    Signs of Aging May Be Linked to Undetected Blocked Brain Blood Vessels
     
    Mouse Study Could Give New Clues to Fighting Baldness
     
    ‘Plastic Bottle’ Solution for Arsenic-Contaminated Water Threatening 100 Million People
     
    Cysteine Remedy For Arsenic
     
    Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults- CDC
     
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    Old-Age Tremors May Be Caused by Brain Lesions
     
    But current technology does not pick up microscopic abnormalities, researcher says— THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) — Microscopic brain lesions that are too small to be detected using brain imaging technology may be the cause of many common age-related problems such as shaking hands, stooped posture and difficulty walking, a new study says.–Researchers examined brain autopsies of 418 nuns and priests, average age 88 at death, who had been followed since 1994 as part of an aging study. There were blockages in tiny blood vessels in the brains of 30 percent of those who had no diagnosed stroke or brain disease. (The study participants had agreed to donate their brains for examination upon their deaths.)–Multiple brain lesions were found in the brains of those who had the most trouble walking prior to their death. Two-thirds of the brains had at least one blood vessel abnormality, which suggests a possible link between blocked blood vessels and common signs of aging, the Rush University Medical Center researchers said.—The study appears in the journal Stroke.—“This is very surprising,” lead author Dr. Aron S. Buchman, an associate professor of neurological sciences, said in a Rush news release. “The public health implications are significant because we are not identifying the 30 percent who have undiagnosed small vessel disease that is not picked up by current technology. We need additional tools in order to identify this population.”—The researchers noted that Parkinson’s disease occurs in only 5 percent of older people, but at least half of people 85 and older have mild symptoms associated with the disease.—“Often the mild motor symptoms are considered an expected part of aging,” Buchman said. “We should not accept this as normal aging. We should try to fix it and understand it. If there is an underlying cause, we can intervene and perhaps lessen the impact.”–SOURCE: Rush University Medical Center, news release, Sept. 1, 2011
     
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    Signs of Aging May Be Linked to Undetected Blocked Brain Blood Vessels
     
    ScienceDaily (Sep. 1, 2011) — Many common signs of aging, such as shaking hands, stooped posture and walking slower, may be due to tiny blocked vessels in the brain that can’t be detected by current technology. In a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers examined brain autopsies of older people and found: Microscopic lesions or infarcts — too small to be detected using brain imaging — were in 30 percent of the brains of people who had no diagnosed brain disease or stroke.—Those who had the most trouble walking had multiple brain lesions.–Two-thirds of the people had at least one blood vessel abnormality, suggesting a possible link between the blocked vessels and the familiar signs of aging.—“This is very surprising,” said Aron S. Buchman, M.D., lead author of the study and associate professor of neurological sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “There is a very big public health consequence because we’re not capturing this 30 percent who have undiagnosed small vessel disease that is not picked up by current technology. How would you even get them on your radar? We need additional tools in our toolkit.”—In 1994, the researchers began conducting annual exams of 1,100 older nuns and priests for signs of aging. The participants also donated their brains for examination after death. This study provides results on the first 418 brain autopsies (61 percent women, average 88 years old at death).–Although Parkinson’s disease occurs in only 5 percent of older people, at least half of people 85 and older have mild symptoms associated with the disease.—Before the study, researchers believed that something more common, such as microscopic blocked vessels, might be causing the physical decline. The study’s autopsies found the small lesions could only be seen under a microscope after participants died.—The lesions couldn’t be detected by current scans.—During the annual exams of the nuns and priests, researchers used the motor skills portion of a Parkinson’s disease survey to assess their physical abilities. Researchers observed and rated the participants’:
    Balance
    Ability to maintain posture
    Walking speed
    Ability to get in and out of chairs
    Ability to make turns when walking
    Sense of dizziness
     
    “Often the mild motor symptoms are considered an expected part of aging,” said Buchman, who is also a member of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. “We shouldn’t accept this as normal aging. We should try to fix it and understand it.—If there is an underlying cause, we can intervene and perhaps lessen the impact.”—Co-authors are Sue E. Leurgans, Ph.D.; Sukriti Nag, M.D., Ph.D.; David A. Bennett, M.D. and Julie A. Schneider, M.D., M.S. Author disclosures are on the manuscript.—The National Institutes of Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health funded the study.
    Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Heart Association, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference:
    Aron S. Buchman, Sue E. Leurgans, Sukriti Nag, David A. Bennett, Julie A. Schneider. Cerebrovascular Disease Pathology and Parkinsonian Signs in Old Age. Stroke, 2011; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.623462
     
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    Mouse Study Could Give New Clues to Fighting Baldness
     
    Stem cells within skin’s fatty layer seem to help trigger hair growth
     
    THURSDAY, Sept.1 (HealthDay News) — Molecular signals from stem cells within the skin’s fatty layer trigger hair growth in mice, a finding that may lead to new treatments for baldness in people, researchers report.–
    “If we can get these fat cells in the skin to talk to the dormant stem cells at the base of the hair follicles, we might be able to get hair to grow again,” senior study author Valerie Horsley, an assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at Yale University, said in a university news release.
    Details of the discovery appear in the Sept. 2 issue of the journal Cell.–
    Stem cells are still present in the hair follicle roots of men with male pattern baldness, but the cells lose the ability to spur hair growth. It’s been known that these follicle stem cells require signals from within the skin to grow hair, but until now, the source of those signals was unknown.–When hair dies, there’s shrinkage of the layer of fat in the scalp that comprises most of the skin’s thickness. When hair growth begins, the fat layer expands, the Yale team explained.—They found that hair regeneration in mice requires a type of stem cell (adipose precursor cells) involved in the creation of new skin fat cells. They also found that these cells produce molecules (platelet-derived growth factors) that are necessary to produce hair growth.—Scientists are trying to determine whether the signals that promote hair growth in mice are the same needed to produce hair growth in humans.–The work was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Program.—SOURCE: Yale University, news release, Sept. 1, 2011
     
    CStem cells can be gotten from bone marrow—and the easiest way to achieve this is by utilizing bones or whole meats with bones in a vinegar water and salt solution broiling them in a bout 6 hours to allow for penetration of the bone so that not only are they consumable but digestible as well and can have a re-engineering effect in restoring the body— as well as utilizing gelatin and other parts of animals or plants—there is research validating spirulina as a key contributor in stem cell production—so this being added to ones diet may actually assist in the regeneration processs
     
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    ‘Plastic Bottle’ Solution for Arsenic-Contaminated Water Threatening 100 Million People
     
    With almost 100 million people in developing countries exposed to dangerously high levels of arsenic in their drinking water, and unable to afford complex purification technology, scientists have now described a simple, inexpensive method for removing arsenic based on chopped up pieces of ordinary plastic beverage bottles coated with a nutrient found in many foods and dietary supplements–ScienceDaily (Sep. 1, 2011) — With almost 100 million people in developing countries exposed to dangerously high levels of arsenic in their drinking water, and unable to afford complex purification technology, scientists have now described a simple, inexpensive method for removing arsenic based on chopped up pieces of ordinary plastic beverage bottles coated with a nutrient found in many foods and dietary supplements.—The report was part of the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), a major scientific meeting with 7,500 technical papers, being held in Denver Colorado the week of August 29.—“Dealing with arsenic contamination of drinking water in the developing world requires simple technology based on locally available materials,” said study leader Tsanangurayi Tongesayi, Ph.D., professor of analytical and environmental chemistry at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J. “Our process uses pieces of plastic water, soda pop and other beverage bottles. Coat the pieces with cysteine — that’s an amino acid found in dietary supplements and foods — and stir the plastic in arsenic-contaminated water. This works like a magnet. The cysteine binds up the arsenic. Remove the plastic and you have drinkable water.”
    Tongesayi described laboratory tests of the plastic bottle arsenic removal method on water containing 20 parts per billion (ppb) of arsenic, which is two times the safe standard set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for drinking water. It produced drinkable water with 0.2 ppb of arsenic that more than meets the federal standard.–The technology is so straight-forward that people without technical skills can use it, Tongesayi said, citing that as one of its advantages over some of the existing arsenic-removal technologies. It can use discarded plastic bottles available locally, and the application of cysteine does not require complicated technology. Tongesayi is seeking funding or a commercial partner, which he said is the key to moving the arsenic-removing process into use in a relatively short time. The technology also has the potential for removing other potentially toxic heavy metals from drinking water.—-Odorless, tasteless and colorless, arsenic enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in soil and rock that occur in some parts of the world, including parts of the United States, and from agricultural and industrial sources. Symptoms of arsenic poisoning include thickening and discoloration of the skin; stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; vision loss; and numbness in hands and feet. Arsenic also has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, liver and prostate.-Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Chemical Society.
     
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    Cysteine Remedy For Arsenic
     
    can be gotten fro garlic and can be fermented to give you a higher amount of the nutrient or amino—simplest way to get it is to apply garlic in vinegar and allow to set for 6-8 months—this will allow the fermentation to give you a higher amount of this amino acid—blend and strain and apply to anything that maybe questionable—-As well if you wish you can buy the amino acid straight –but utilize vitamin C with it 2:1 to avoid any crystalline effect of the amino
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    Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults- CDC
     
    Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say– THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) — Strokes are on the rise among teens and young people, a new government report shows.
    The number of people aged 15 to 44 hospitalized for stroke jumped by more than third between 1995 and 2008, say researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increase may be due partly to the increasing numbers of young people who have diseases such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes — diseases usually associated with older adults, they added.—High blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol are all risk factors for stroke, the researchers noted.—In the same 14-year period researchers noted a rise in stroke among youth, they discovered that diabetes, cholesterol and tobacco use “has also increased in adolescents and young adults experiencing stroke,” said lead researcher Dr. Mary George, a medical officer in CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.—“I was surprised to see the extent of cardiovascular risk factors in this young population,” she said. The focus on controlling these risks has usually been among older adults, George said.–“We really need to encourage people to lead healthy lifestyles from the time they are very young[U1],” she said. “Stroke is largely preventable and eating a healthy diet, getting regular physical activity, [and] avoiding tobacco and alcohol abuse can go a long way to prevent stroke.”[U2]–The report was published in the Sept. 1 issue of the Annals of Neurology. For the study, George’s team used data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to find people hospitalized for stroke. –They found almost one in three ischemic stroke patients 15 to 34 years old — and over half of those 35 to 44 — had high blood pressure.—In addition, one-fourth of the patients 15 to 34 years old who had ischemic strokes also had diabetes. Among those female patients 15 to 34, one in four were smokers, as were one in three males aged 15 to 44. Moreover, many had high cholesterol and were obese, the researchers found.—According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Eighty-seven percent of strokes are called ischemic strokes, where clots or plaque block blood flow to the brain. – Earlier studies found that stroke in teens and young adults accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of all strokes, and that it is one of the top 10 causes of childhood death.—Dr. Larry B. Goldstein, director of the Duke University Stroke Center, commented that “the data presented in this study raises an alarm.”
    Traditionally, strokes in the very young have usually been caused by different factors than those in older people, he noted.–For adults, “advancing age is a major stroke risk factor, with rates approximately doubling for every decade over age 55 years,” he said. “Although about a third of strokes occur in persons under age 65, rates in children and young adults tend to be quite low.” But, he warned, the study suggests that “there appears to be increasing rates of traditional stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, lipid disorders, tobacco use and alcohol abuse in the young who had increasing rates of hospitalizations for stroke,” he said.—Although these data can not prove that such changes have caused the increase in stroke hospitalizations among young people, “it is becoming increasingly important to identify young persons who have risk factors that can be addressed with the goal of lowering their future chances of having a stroke,” Goldstein said.—Another expert, Dr. Michael Katsnelson, an assistant professor of clinical neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said that “the prevalence of risk factors for stroke seem to be increasing in the younger population. That makes sense with the obesity epidemic being what it is.”—In addition, there is more awareness of stroke, he said. “So, young people who may have, in the past, dismissed seizures or a mini-stroke are going to the hospital and being diagnosed with stroke,” he said.–SOURCES: Mary George, M.D., M.S.P.H., medical officer, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Larry B. Goldstein, M.D., director, Duke University Stroke Center, Durham, N.C.; Michael Katsnelson, M.D., assistant professor, clinical neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Sept. 1, 2011, Annals of Neurology
     
     
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    [U1]WHAT A CROCK OF NONSENSE!!!! They first vaccinate you –the they poison your diet with soy and sugar—then they cause systemic breakdown with the educational system and when you get down with this they send you off to war or have you in a chemtrailed environment—WHO”S KIDDING WHO HERE!!!
    [U2]Like this is going to happen—with the lethargy from all the neurol toxicity and the physical disconnect to the brain this is not happening—and in fact may encourage a tendency to have more of a suicidal behaviour
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    Show of the Week September 12 2011
     
    Bone Marrow Elements–Stem cells
     
    Rendering Bone and Fat
     
    WARNING- IODINE IN LUGOL’S SOLUTION
     
    Recipe for-Dental Bleach
     
    Lugol’s Iodine Solution
     
    Asian Honey, Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves
     
     
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    Bone Marrow Elements–Stem cells— Mesenchymal stem cell
     
    The bone marrow stroma contain mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) (also called marrow stromal cells). These cells are multipotent stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types. Cell types that MSCs have been shown to differentiate into in vitro or in vivo include osteoblasts, Osteoblasts are responsible for the growth and repair of Bones – Osteoblasts are responsible for the deposition of Calcium Phosphate and Collagen on the Protein matrix of the Bones during repair processes and during the transformation of Calcium into mature Bone.–Osteoblasts accelerate the healing/repair of Fractures. chondrocytes,– Chondrocytes are responsible (Chondroblasts) for the formation of new and (Chondroclasts) the breaking down of old Cartilage:- Endogenous Chondroitin Sulfate is manufactured by Chondrocytes. references-Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-beta) is produced by Chondrocytes.—myocytes– Muscle Fibers are microscopic, elongated, cylindrical Cells that lie parallel to one another in Skeletal Muscle. Each Muscle contains between 150,000 – 400,000 Muscle Fibers depending on the type of Muscle. (Males generally have more Muscle Fibers in any given Muscle than females).—Muscle Fibers are composed of Myofibrils (which in turn are composed of Actomyosin (Myofilaments)). Most Skeletal Muscles contain approximately 50% Type I Muscle Fibers and 50% Type II Muscle Fibers—adipocytes – Adipocytes are fat storage Cells present in Adipose Tissue. Each Adipocyte contains a droplet of Triglycerides. The Subcutaneous Tissue of the Skin is composed primarily of Adipocytes– beta-pancreatic islets cells. The Islets of Langerhans are a series of small groups of Cells that are scattered throughout the Pancreas.–MSCs can also transdifferentiate into neuronal cells. Neurons are specialized Cells of the Nervous System.
     
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    Rendering Bone and Fat —Basically this is a means to prepare and separate the bone and the fats and other components of bone—in food production they cook it down and then separate with a centrifuge ( spinning) and from there take the components and dehydrate them and mix as feed—what we are going to do is something similar with out the necessary separating we are going to use a slow cooker –if you don’t have one then a big pot will do –Add 1 cup of Vinegar ( any will do ) add salt –1-2 tsp – Add lamb or Goat bone ( cow will work as well even poultry bone ) fill til even with the vinegar or just lightly higher -add rosemary ( 5-6 sprigs fresh or 1 tablespoon dry ) add Thyme –same measurements as the rosemary—add an essential oils of bay leaf 4 drops-and the essential oil of rosemary—add garlic 2-3 cloves put everything I the slow cooker ( or pot in the oven) and allow to slow cook on medium for a day—the next day the bone should be as soft or pretty close to soft as meat and in some cases almost melt in your mouth and will be very easy to chew and dissolve in the mouth—There will be gelatin in this –minerals—marrow and these will regenerate the system the marrow itself will have stem cells and other aminos for rebuilding the body.
    Consume at your leisure—the reason we add those herbs and oils is to neutralize any negative impact that there maybe inside and to increase stability and antioxidant capabilities in the bone itself —these can as well be ground into a blender and mixed with animal food to increase there regeneration as well—or you can ground down further and dry or dehydrate and use for future use or add to a garden
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    WARNING- IODINE IN LUGOL’S SOLUTION
     
    by Walter Last
     
    Lugol’s solution as one of the most effective broad-spectrum microbicide, and being specific for Candida and other fungi. I am not aware of a medical drug with equal effectiveness. Therefore health authorities in most or all developed countries are presently trying to make it unavailable for natural therapists and self-healing under the pretext that it might be used to produce illegal drugs. It is now difficult to obtain and I have become aware of deceptive methods being used by chemists or pharmacists (probably under instruction from health authorities).—In New Zealand, for instance, a product is being sold as 4% Lugol’s solution with 250 mcg of total iodine per drop (from iodine and potassium iodine)[U1]. People used this product for Candida treatment without realizing that the iodine content is only 4% of what it should be for Candida treatment. Therefore, instead of 8 drops per dose of regular Lugol’s solution one would need to take 8 ml per dose of this product. Not realizing this, those who try this low-potency product will conclude that Lugol’s solution does not work and (as hoped for by health authorities) may return to medical drugs.—
    I suspect that similar tactics are also being used in other countries, especially in the EU. In Germany Lugol’s solution has been sold with a concentration of 0.7% total iodine, again without individuals realizing that this requires 15 times more drops than regular Lugol’s iodine. If you cannot obtain enough Lugol’s solution to last for 3 weeks then try to use a full dose for at least 5 days. —-In the US regular Lugol’s solution with 10% total iodine (from 10% potassium iodide and 5% iodine in water) is now outlawed. The highest total amount of iodine allowed is 2.2%. In the US you are still able to buy Iodoral tablets with have the same iodine content as 2 drops [U2]of Lugol’s solution, or 13 mg per standard tablet, but even 50 mg tablets are available. —-Therefore, when buying Lugol’s solution, always compare the stated iodine values on the bottle with standard or regular Lugol’s solution. This has a total iodine concentration of 10% from 10g of potassium iodide and 5g of elemental iodine per 100 ml, and nominal 6.5 mg of iodine per drop. If nothing else is available you may experiment with medical iodine preparations, which may be in alcohol or other solvents. I believe that these are less effective and more dangerous than Lugol’s solution. I have had communications from individuals who believed that they were allergic to iodine because they reacted to medical preparations while subsequently they had no problems with Lugol’s solution. Here are some iodine-related links. Presently you can still buy genuine Lugol’s solution from http://www.strideintohealth.com. To use Lugol’s solution for Candida elimination and anti-microbial therapy see The Ultimate Cleanse. For more detailed information on using iodine in maintaining health and treating diseases see Iodine: Bring Back the Universal Nutrient Medicine. Another excellent article is Iodine for Health by Donald W. Miller.
     
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    Recipe for-Dental Bleach
     
    This is for use during dental work and for occasional denture cleaning. Do not use it as a regular mouthwash or as a daily denture soak. You would get too much chlorine.—The chemical name for bleach is hypochlorite. There are different grades. The grade used for laundry is not acceptable. Purchase “USP” or NSF quality from your local pool and spa store. Try to find the 5 or 6% strength you are used to. Also search the Internet for local NSF brands. If you can only find 12%, notice that it is twice as strong as you are used to! Take it to an expert chemist, like your pharmacist, to help you dilute it to 6% first. This means equal parts bleach and water. Always add bleach to water instead of water to bleach. You will need 2 empty HDPE2 gallon jugs with screw cap lids (not snap-on), like vinegar bottles. Check the bottom for those letters. Rinse and fill each empty jug halfway with pure water first, then fill each one to the top with 12% bleach. Notice that you will get 2 gallons of 6% bleach this way, the strength you are used to.– Do not store any 12% bleach in your home-not even in the garage. It must all be changed into 6% as soon as you bring it home. Do not store the 6% bottles under your sink. Put them in your laundry room, on a very high shelf.
    Although you will now be using an acceptable grade of 6% bleach this doesn’t mean you can use any quantity you want. Bleach is very caustic. It must be diluted before you can use it without harm. Please follow these directions carefully.
    1 tsp. (5 ml) bleach, USP grade (5-6% hypochlorite)
    1 pint water (500 ml)
    Use a HDPE2 pint bottle (see Sources). Fill with pure water.
    Use a plastic teaspoon to measure and mix. The result is 0.05% hypochlorite. This is only a quarter as strong as the 0.2% solution recommended by Bunyan, but is strong enough.Keep out of reach of children. If accidentally swallowed, give milk to drink and see a doctor at once.— We will name your new diluted bleach that you have just made, Dental Bleach. It is only 1 % as strong as regular bleach. Even this may be too strong for you. Try it at home first. You may dilute it further, in half. Then take it with you to the dentist, along with a safe cup. You will need 1/2 cup. Rinse your mouth with it just before you sit down in the dental chair. Never swallow it! Spit it into the receptacle. Hold your antiseptic in your lap. Later, when the dentist signals you to rinse your mouth, use your solution again. Also rinse one last time before leaving the office. The dentist will appreciate this extra care because she/he is less likely to see post-dental infection in you. —- this may be used as well in other applications to fight off infection or used in cleaning
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    Lugol’s Iodine Solution
    It is too dangerous to buy commercially prepared solution for your internal use. It is certain to be polluted with isopropyl alcohol or wood alcohol. Make it yourself or ask you pharmacist to help you. You must see the stock bottles, not trust the pharmacist. The recipe to make 1 liter (quart) is:
    44gm (1 and 1/2 ounces) iodine, granular, USP
    88 gm (3 ounces) potassium iodide, granular, USP
    large HDPE2 bottle with screw cap (see Sources)
    diet scales and plastic cup and spoon.—- Dissolve the potassium iodide in about a cup of water in HPDE container. Then add the iodine crystals and wait till they are all dissolved. This could take 1/2 hour with frequent shaking. Then fill to the liter mark with pure water. (Draw a permanent line here). Be careful to avoid laundry bleach water for preparation or you would pollute it yourself. Place a zippered bag, not kitchen wrap, over the top; then close tightly before storing. Keep out of sight and reach of children. Do everything inside the kitchen sink. Wipe stains up promptly with vitamin C. The dropper bottle should be made of polyethylene with built in drop dispenser or a separate pipette (see page 444)
     
    Another way to make it—
     
    Lugol’s iodine solution
    Ingredients
    1. Potassium iodide: 10 g
    2. Distilled water: 100 ml
    3. Iodine crystals: 5 g
     
    Preparation
    A. Dissolve 10 g potassium iodide in 100 ml of distilled water.
    B. Slowly add 5 g iodine crystals, while shaking.
    C. Filter and store in a tightly stoppered brown bottle
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    Asian Honey, Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves
     
    FDA has the laws needed to keep adulterated honey off store shelves but does little, honey industry says. A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds of honey banned as unsafe in dozens of countries are being imported and sold here in record quantities. —And the flow of Chinese honey continues despite assurances from the Food and Drug Administration and other federal officials that the hundreds of millions of pounds reaching store shelves were authentic and safe following the widespread arrests and convictions of major smugglers over the last two years.-Experts interviewed by Food Safety News say some of the largest and most long-established U.S. honey packers are knowingly buying mislabeled, transshipped or possibly altered honey so they can sell it cheaper than those companies who demand safety, quality and rigorously inspected honey. —“It’s no secret that the honey smuggling is being driven by money, the desire to save a couple of pennies a pound,” said Richard Adee, who is the Washington Legislative Chairman of the American Honey Producers Association. –“These big packers are still using imported honey of uncertain safety that they know is illegal because they know their chances of getting caught are slim,[U3]” Adee said.–
    Food safety investigators from the European Union barred all shipments of honey from India because of the presence of lead and illegal animal antibiotics. Further, they found an even larger amount of honey apparently had been concocted without the help of bees, made from artificial sweeteners and then extensively filtered to remove any proof of contaminants or adulteration or indications of precisely where the honey actually originated. —An examination of international and government shipping tallies, customs documents and interviews with some of North America’s top honey importers and brokers documented the rampant honey laundering and that a record amount of the Chinese honey was being purchased by major U.S. packers. –Food Safety News contacted Suebee Co-Op, the nation’s oldest and largest honey packer and seller, for a response to these allegations and to learn where it gets its honey. The co-op did not respond to repeated calls and emails for comment. Calls and emails to other major honey sellers also were unreturned.
     
    EU Won’t Accept Honey from India—Much of this questionable honey was officially banned beginning June 2010 by the 27 countries of the European Union and others. But on this side of the ocean, the FDA checks few of the thousands of shipments arriving through 22 American ports each year. —According to FDA data, between January and June, just 24 honey shipments were stopped from entering the country. The agency declined to say how many loads are inspected and by whom.
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    However, during that same period, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that almost 43 million pounds of honey entered the U.S. Of that, the Department of Commerce said 37.7 million pounds came from India, the same honey that is banned in the EU because it contained animal medicine and lead and lacked the proper paperwork to prove it didn’t come from China[U5].–“There are still millions of pounds of transshipped Chinese honey coming in the U.S. and it’s all coming now from India and Vietnam and everybody in the industry knows that,” said Elise Gagnon, president of Odem International, a worldwide trading house that specializes in bulk raw honey. –The FDA says it has regulations prohibiting foods banned in other countries from entering the U.S. However, the agency said last month that it “would not know about honey that has been banned from other countries …[U6]”
    Adee called the FDA’s response “absurd.” He said the European ban against Indian honey is far from a secret.—“Why are we the dumping ground of the world for something that’s banned in all these other countries?” asked Adee, who, with 80,000 bee colonies in five states, is the country’s largest honey producer.—“We’re supposed to have the world’s safest food supply but we’re letting in boatloads of this adulterated honey that all these other countries know is contaminated and FDA does nothing.”—The food safety agency said it’s doing the best it can with existing resources and will do more when the newly passed Food Safety Modernization Act is up and running.[U7] —Where Is Our Honey Coming From? –The U.S. consumes about 400 million pounds of honey a year – about 1.3 pounds a person. About 35 percent is consumed in homes, restaurants and institutions. The remaining 65 percent is bought by industry for use in cereals, baked goods, sauces, beverages and hundreds of different processed foods.—However, the USDA says U.S. beekeepers can only supply about a 48 percent of what’s needed here. The remaining 52 percent comes from 41 other countries.[U8]
    Import Genius, a private shipping intelligence service, searched its databases of all U.S. Customs import data for Food Safety News and provided a telling breakdown – The U.S. imported 208 million pounds of honey over the past 18 months. – About 48 million pounds came from trusted and usually reliable suppliers in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Uruguay and Mexico.—- Almost 60 percent of what was imported – 123 million pounds – came from Asian countries – traditional laundering points for Chinese honey. This included 45 million pounds from India alone.—“This should be a red flag to FDA and the federal investigators. India doesn’t have anywhere near the capacity – enough bees – to produce 45 million pounds of honey. It has to come from China,” said Adee, who also is a past president of the American Honey Producers Association.
     
    Why Is Chinese Honey Considered Dangerous?
     
    Chinese honeymakers began using various illegal methods to conceal the origin of their honey beginning in about 2001. That’s when the U.S. Commerce Department imposed a stiff tariff – as much as $1.20 a pound — on Chinese honey to dissuade that country from dumping its dirt-cheap product on the American market and forcing hundreds of U.S. beekeepers out of the business.-About the same time, Chinese beekeepers saw a bacterial epidemic of foulbrood disease race through their hives at wildfire speed, killing tens of millions of bees. They fought the disease with several Indian-made animal antibiotics, including chloramphenicol. Medical researchers found that children given chloramphenicol as an antibiotic are susceptible to DNA damage and carcinogenicity. Soon after, the FDA banned its presence in food.—
     
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    [U1]This is a weak and watered down solution and might be being sold as well through your health stores as well as pharmacies
    [U2]This must as well be a weak solution one drop should be 5% not 2.2 percent or 2.5 as this article is advocating
    [U3]And you know why they are slim—because no one is seriously going after them and they won’t if you gt sick of ill the pharmacopia stands to make a dollar and if you die then the medical field and mortician make a dollar—win win for the Legal Drug Lords
    [U4]Were they even looked at—we all know that the FDA is the largest prostitute this side of the atlantic —so all it would take is to give them a certain amount o Look the other way
    Nothing new here
    [U5]NOW we are getting Sacked by both China and India—welcome to North America EH!!!the land of the great screw job—Don’t you Love our Prostitute the FDA does so much for America—bans farms—health items—foods—and anything supportively healthy but allows Poison—bad shipments—poisoned meat—that’s our Whore!!!
    [U6]See Above Comment—OUR FDA PROSTUTUTES SCORED BIG BUCKS!!!
    [U7]Meaning they will attack all food quality –Vitamins—remedies and any other thing that is left as a wholesome way of maintaining a healthy system—they should be tried for treason!!!
    [U8]Enemies of the States—ever try to figure out how someone you trade with has issues with you and you do not think they will try and use this to there advantage—this is called biological warfare—done with food
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    Show of the Week September 16 2011
     
    Marijuana Ingredients Show Promise In Battling Superbugs
     
    Harmless Soil-Dwelling Bacteria Successfully Kill Cancer
     
    Alternative Remedy-To Tumour
     
    Mildew Recipe
     
    Making Mistakes While Learning Has Memory Benefits for Older Brains
     
     
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    Marijuana Ingredients Show Promise In Battling Superbugs
     
    Substances in marijuana show promise for fighting deadly drug-resistant bacterial infections, including so-called “superbugs,” without causing the drug’s mood-altering effects, scientists in Italy and the United Kingdom are reporting. ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2008) — Substances in marijuana show promise for fighting deadly drug-resistant bacterial infections, including so-called “superbugs,” without causing the drug’s mood-altering effects, scientists in Italy and the United Kingdom are reporting.
    Besides serving as infection-fighting drugs, the substances also could provide a more environmentally-friendly alternative to synthetic antibacterial substances now widely used in personal care items, including soaps and cosmetics, they say. —In the new study, Giovanni Appendino and colleagues point out that scientists have known for years that marijuana contains antibacterial substances. However, little research has been done on those ingredients, including studies on their ability to fight antibiotic resistant infections, the scientists say. To close that gap, researchers tested five major marijuana ingredients termed cannabinoids on different strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a “superbug” increasingly resistant to antibiotics.—All five substances showed potent germ-killing activity against these drug-resistant strains, as did some synthetic non-natural cannabinoids, they say. The scientists also showed that these substances appear to kill bacteria by different mechanisms than conventional antibiotics, making them more likely to avoid bacterial resistance, the scientists note. At least two of the substances have no known mood-altering effects, suggesting that they could be developed into marijuana-based drugs without causing a “high.”—Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by American Chemical Society.-Journal Reference-Appendino et al. Antibacterial Cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa: A Structure−Activity Study. Journal of Natural Products, 2008; 71 (8): 1427 DOI: 10.1021/np8002673
     
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    Harmless Soil-Dwelling Bacteria Successfully Kill Cancer
     
    ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2011) — A bacterial strain that specifically targets tumours could soon be used as a vehicle to deliver drugs in frontline cancer therapy. The strain is expected to be tested in cancer patients in 2013, says a scientist at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn Conference at the University of York.
    The therapy uses Clostridium sporogenes — a bacterium that is widespread in the soil. Spores of the bacterium are injected into patients and only grow in solid tumours, where a specific bacterial enzyme is produced. An anti-cancer drug is injected separately into the patient in an inactive ‘pro-drug’ form. When the pro-drug reaches the site of the tumour, the bacterial enzyme activates the drug, allowing it to destroy only the cells in its vicinity — the tumour cells.[U1]–Researchers at the University of Nottingham and the University of Maastricht have now overcome the hurdles that have so far prevented this therapy from entering clinical trials. They have introduced a gene for a much-improved version of the enzyme into the C. sporogenes DNA. The improved enzyme can now be produced in far greater quantities in the tumour than previous versions, and is more efficient at converting the pro-drug into its active form.—A fundamental requirement for any new cancer therapy is the ability to target cancer cells while excluding healthy cells. Professor Nigel Minton, who is leading the research, explains how this therapy naturally fulfils this need. “Clostridia are an ancient group of bacteria that evolved on the planet before it had an oxygen-rich atmosphere and so they thrive in low oxygen conditions. When Clostridia spores are injected into a cancer patient, they will only grow in oxygen-depleted environments, i.e. the centre of solid tumours.[U2] This is a totally natural phenomenon, which requires no fundamental alterations and is exquisitely specific. We can exploit this specificity to kill tumour cells but leave healthy tissue unscathed,” he said.—The research may ultimately lead to a simple and safe procedure for curing a wide range of solid tumours. “This therapy will kill all types of tumour cell. The treatment is superior to a surgical procedure, especially for patients at high risk or with difficult tumour locations,” explained Professor Minton. “We anticipate that the strain we have developed will be used in a clinical trial in 2013 led by Jan Theys and Philippe Lambin at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands. A successful outcome could lead to its adoption as a frontline therapy for treating solid tumours. If the approach is successfully combined with more traditional approaches this could increase our chance of winning the battle against cancerous tumours.”–Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Society for General Microbiology, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS
     
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    Alternative Remedy—it you add IP6 ( serving size 1 cap unless it is something more detrimental then do 3-5 at a time) with any Chaga or D-fraction Maitake ( drop dose would be in either 3-6 drops depending on the strength of the D-Fraction Maitake or Chaga if they are diluted then you will need more–you may see the same effect –and as well adding enzymes such as Serrepeptase or Trypsin—consuming foods as well such as tumeric and Pineapple or papaya will do this—as well if you wish you can apply turpentine and or dmso topically with other anti tumour extracts or make a cream that can draw out or reduce the tumours
     
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    Mildew Recipe—
     
    To clean mildew, you’ll need some distilled white vinegar, an empty spray bottle, baking soda, gloves, and an aggressively abrasive sponge. Vinegar will kill mildew, germs and bacteria and is extremely cheap. Cleaning mildew with vinegar will also do away with that nasty mildew odor. The baking soda and sponges help remove mildew stains. Lastly, you’ll need a mask. An N-95 – which is sold at any hardware store – will suffice.—Fill the empty spray bottle with the white vinegar and don’t dilute. Liberally spray all the affected areas and be sure to make either laser or blasting sound effects as you do it. Mildew is easily intimidated and confused. After spraying the mildew, let it sit for a couple of hours to allow the vinegar to penetrate and kill the mildew in cold blood.—When the vinegar has had time to set, dampen your scrubbing sponge with hot water and load it with baking soda. I give the mildew one last taste of vinegar, and then scrub away.
    While you’re at it, you may as well clean the area of dirt and soap scum. Vinegar and baking soda is the way to go even if you’re not trying to clean mildew, but just everyday, ordinary filth.
     
    How to Clean Mildew: Moldy Caulk
     
    The trouble with bathroom mildew is that if the problem has been left unchecked on caulking for some time, you’ll just have to remove the caulking completely. It will be impossible to clean and it will deteriorate and break apart, letting moisture into the walls. Though it’s an added hassle in the fight to clean mildew, it isn’t hard. You’ll need a mask and gloves, and some vinegar wouldn’t hurt. Spray the caulking with vinegar as usual and scrape it away with a flat-head screwdriver. Rather than let the caulk chunks (also not related to STDs) float down the drain, toss them in a garbage bag and sealed it. Let the tub sit for a day or so to dry completely – a fan may help with this. Don’t wait too long to apply some fresh caulking, however, as without the barrier you’ll end up with moisture and then mold in your walls.
     
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    Making Mistakes While Learning Has Memory Benefits for Older Brains
     
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 24, 2011) — Canadian researchers have found the first evidence that older brains get more benefit than younger brains from learning information the hard way — via trial-and-error learning.–The study was led by scientists at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute in Toronto and appears online Aug. 24, 2011 in the journal Psychology and Aging, ahead of the print edition.
    The finding will surprise professional educators and cognitive rehabilitation clinicians as it challenges a large body of published science which has shown that making mistakes while learning information hurts memory performance for older adults, and that passive “errorless” learning (where the correct answer is provided) is better suited to older brains.—“The scientific literature has traditionally embraced errorless learning for older adults. However, our study has shown that if older adults are learning material that is very conceptual, where they can make a meaningful relationship between their errors and the correct information that they are supposed to remember, in those cases the errors can actually be quite beneficial for the learning process,” said Andreé-Ann Cyr, the study’s lead investigator.—Cyr conducted the research at Baycrest as a doctoral student in Psychology (University of Toronto), in collaboration with senior author and scientist Dr. Nicole Anderson of Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute. Dr. Anderson specializes in cognitive rehabilitation research with older adults.
    In two separate studies, researchers compared the memory benefits of trial-and-error learning (TEL) with errorless learning (EL) in memory exercises with groups of healthy young and older adults. The young adults were in their 20s; the older adults’ average age was 70. TEL is considered a more effortful cognitive encoding process where the brain has to “scaffold” its way to making richer associations and linkages in order to reach the correct target information[U3]. Errorless learning (EL) is considered passive, or less taxing on the brain, because it provides the correct answer to be remembered during the learning process.—The researchers presented participants with a meaningful “cue” (e.g. type of tooth). The correct target word (e.g. molar) was shown to learners in the EL condition. In the TEL condition, the cue was presented alone, and participants made two guesses (such as canine, incisor) before the correct target “molar” was shown. After a short while, participants performed a memory test that required them to remember the context in which the words were learned (i.e. were they learned through trial-and-error or not).—-In both studies, participants remembered the learning context of the target words better if they had been learned through trial-and-error, relative to the errorless condition. This was especially true for the older adults whose performance benefited approximately 2.5 times more relative to their younger peers.
     
    The findings from the Baycrest study may have important implications for how information is taught to older adults in the classroom, and for rehabilitation procedures aimed at delaying cognitive decline — procedures which rely on knowledge of how to train an aging brain, said Cyr.
    The authors say future studies are needed to determine how different study materials and memory tasks impact the effect of errors on memory in aging. This will help to clarify the learning contexts in which errors should be avoided or harnessed. The study was funded by a doctoral award and research grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.Story Source-The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.–Journal Reference: Andrée-Ann Cyr, Nicole D. Anderson. Trial-and-error learning improves source memory among young and older adults.. Psychology and Aging, 2011
     
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    [U2]With most people today are anerobic this could literally spread throughout the system so an increase uptake of some type of oxygen supplement would be strongly suggested—like Peroxide which will kill off anaerobic cancer
    [U3]This is the format that the older people seem to have the most reception and response to in learning
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    Show of the Week September 19 2011
     
    Exercise Boosts Health by Influencing Stem Cells to Become Bone, Not Fat
     
    Iceland’s On Going Revolution
     
    Scientists Discover Blood Factors That Appear to Cause Aging in Brains of Mice
     
    Recipe—Blood rejuvenating
     
    USU research professor studies ‘pasture pharmacy’
     
    Why Statins Do More Harm Than Good
     
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    Exercise Boosts Health by Influencing Stem Cells to Become Bone, Not Fat
     
    ScienceDaily (Sep. 9, 2011) — McMaster researchers have found one more reason to exercise: working out triggers influential stem cells to become bone instead of fat, improving overall health by boosting the body’s capacity to make blood.–The body’s mesenchymal stem cells are most likely to become fat or bone, depending on which path they follow. Using treadmill[U1]-conditioned mice, a team led by the Department of Kinesiology’s Gianni Parise has shown that aerobic exercise triggers those cells to become bone more often than fat.–The exercising mice ran less than an hour, three times a week, enough time to have a significant impact on their blood production, says Parise, an associate professor.–In sedentary mice, the same stem cells were more likely to become fat, impairing blood production in the marrow cavities of bones.[U2] The research appears in a new paper published by the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.–“The interesting thing was that a modest exercise program was able to significantly increase blood cells in the marrow and in circulation,” says Parise. “What we’re suggesting is that exercise is a potent stimulus — enough of a stimulus to actually trigger a switch in these mesenchymal stem cells.”[U3] The composition of cells in the bone marrow cavity has an important influence on the productivity of blood stem cells.–In ideal conditions, blood stem cells create healthy blood that boosts the immune system, permits the efficient uptake of oxygen, and improves the ability to clot wounds.
    Bone cells improve the climate for blood stem cells to make blood.\
    But when fat cells start to fill the bone marrow cavity — a common symptom of sedentary behavior — blood stem cells become less productive, and conditions such as anemia can result.–The findings add to the growing list of established benefits of exercise, Parise says, and suggest that novel non-medicinal treatments for blood-related disorders may be in the future. “Some of the impact of exercise is comparable to what we see with pharmaceutical intervention,” he says. “Exercise has the ability to impact stem cell biology. It has the ability to influence how they differentiate.” Story Source—The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by McMaster University, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.–Journal Reference: J. M. Baker, M. De Lisio, G. Parise. Endurance exercise training promotes medullary hematopoiesis. The FASEB Journal, 2011; DOI: 10.1096/
     
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    A Story Missing from Our Media ~ Iceland’s On Going Revolution By Deena Stryker.
     
    An Italian radio program’s story
    about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world. We may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then,
    this little-known member of the European Union fell back into oblivion.
     
    As one European country after another fails or risks failing, imperiling the Euro, with repercussions for the entire world, the last thing the powers that be want is for Iceland to become an example. Here’s why: Five years of a pure neo-liberal regime had made Iceland, (population 320 thousand, no army), one of the richest countries in the world. In 2003 all the country’s banks were privatised, and in an effort to attract foreign investors, they offered on-line banking whose minimal costs allowed them to offer relatively high rates of return. The accounts, called IceSave, attracted many UK and Dutch small investors. But as investments grew, so did the banks’ foreign debt. In 2003 Iceland’s debt was equal to 200 times its GNP, but in 2007, it was 900 percent. The 2008 world financial crisis was the coup de grace. The three main Icelandic banks, Landbanki, Kapthing and Glitnir, went belly up and were nationalised, while the Kroner lost 85% of its value with respect to the Euro. At the end of the year Iceland declared bankruptcy. Contrary to what could be expected, the crisis resulted in Icelanders recovering their sovereign rights, through a process of direct participatory democracy that eventually led to a new Constitution. But only after much pain. Geir Haarde, the Prime Minister of a Social Democratic coalition government, negotiated a two million one hundred thousand dollar loan, to which the Nordic countries added another two and a half million. But the foreign financial community pressured Iceland to impose Drastic measures. The FMI and the European Union wanted to take over its debt, claiming this was the only way for the country to pay back Holland and Great Britain, who had promised to reimburse their citizens. Protests and riots continued, eventually forcing the government to resign. Elections were brought forward to April 2009, resulting in a left-wing coalition which condemned the neoliberal economic system, but immediately gave in to its demands that Iceland pay off a total of three and a half million Euros. This required each Icelandic citizen to pay 100 Euros a month (or about $130) for fifteen years, at 5.5% interest, to pay off a debt incurred by private parties vis a vis other private
    parties. It was the straw that broke the reindeer’s back. What happened next was extraordinary. The belief that citizens had to pay for the mistakes of a financial monopoly, that an entire nation must be taxed to pay off private debts was shattered, transforming the
    relationship between citizens and their political institutions and eventually driving Iceland’s leaders to the side of their constituents. The Head of State, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, refused to ratify the law that would have made Iceland’s citizens responsible for its bankers’
    debts, and accepted calls for a referendum. Of course the international community only increased the pressure on Iceland. Great Britain and Holland threatened dire reprisals that would isolate the country. As Icelanders went to vote, foreign bankers threatened to block any aid from the IMF. The British government threatened to freeze Icelander savings and checking accounts. As
    Grimsson said: “We were told that if we refused the international community’s conditions, we would become the Cuba of the North. But if we had accepted, we would have become the Haiti of the North.” (How many times have I written that when Cubans see the dire state of their neighbor, Haiti, they count themselves lucky.) In the March 2010 referendum, 93% voted against repayment of the debt. The IMF immediately froze its loan. But the revolution (though
    not televised in the United States), would not be intimidated. With the support of a furious citizenry, the government launched civil and penal investigations into those responsible for the financial crisis.
    Interpol put out an international arrest warrant for the ex-president of Kaupthing, Sigurdur Einarsson, as the other bankers implicated in the crash fled the country. But Icelanders didn’t stop there: they decided to draft a new constitution that would free the country from the exaggerated power of international finance and virtual money. (The one in use had been written when Iceland gained its independence from Denmark, in 1918, the only difference with the Danish constitution being that the word ‘president’ replaced the word ‘king’.) To write the new constitution, the people of Iceland elected twenty-five citizens from among 522 adults not belonging to any political party but recommended by at least thirty citizens. This document was not the work of a handful of politicians, but was written on the internet. The constituent’s meetings are streamed on-line, and citizens can send their comments and suggestions, witnessing the document as it takes shape. The constitution that eventually emerges from this participatory democratic process will be submitted to parliament for approval after the next elections. Some readers will remember that Iceland’s ninth century agrarian collapse was featured in Jared Diamond’s book by the same name. Today, that country is recovering from its financial collapse in ways just the opposite of those generally considered unavoidable, as confirmed yesterday by the new head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde to Fareed Zakaria. The people of Greece have been told that the privatization of their public sector is the only solution. And those of Italy, Spain and Portugal are facing the same threat. They should look to Iceland. Refusing to bow to foreign interests, that small country stated loud and clear that the people are sovereign. That’s why it is not in the news anymore
     
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    Scientists Discover Blood Factors That Appear to Cause Aging in Brains of Mice
     
    Tony Wyss-Coray and his colleagues found substances in the blood of old mice that appear to inhibit the brain’s ability to produce new nerve cells critical to memory. ScienceDaily (Sep. 9, 2011) — Memo to mature, health-minded vampires: You might want to consider limiting your treats to victims under age 30.–In a study to be published Sept. 1 in Nature, Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have found substances in the blood of old mice that makes young brains act older. These substances, whose levels rise with increasing age, appear to inhibit the brain’s ability to produce new nerve cells critical to memory and learning.—The findings raise the question of whether it might be possible to shield the brain from aging by eliminating or mitigating the effects of these apparently detrimental blood-borne substances, or perhaps by identifying other blood-borne substances that exert rejuvenating effects on the brain but whose levels decline with age, said associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, the study’s senior author. Wyss-Coray is also associate director of the Center for Tissue Regeneration, Repair and Restoration at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.–It was long thought that the adult human brain produces no new nerve cells. But it is now known that in at least two places in mammalian brains, including those of mice and humans, such new cells continue to be formed throughout adulthood. One of these places is the dentate gyrus — part of a key brain region, the hippocampus, where new experiences are locked into memory. As in other tissues, new cells in these brain areas can arise there only because of the presence of stem cells, which can both replicate themselves and spin off daughter cells that differentiate to become dedicated nerve cells. The number of stem cells in adult brains diminishes with increasing age, as do certain cognitive capacities, such as spatial memory: An example in humans is remembering where you parked the car — or, if you are a mouse, recalling the whereabouts of an underwater platform you can perch on so you won’t have to keep swimming in order to keep your nose above water.— An early step in the Stanford team’s study involved connecting the circulatory systems of pairs of old and young mice via a surgical procedure, so that blood from the two mice comingled. “This way, we could examine the effects of old mice’s blood on young mice’s brains, and vice versa,” said Saul Villeda, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in Wyss-Coray’s laboratory, who led the study en route to his doctoral thesis. (The procedure was pioneered by study co-author and neurology and neurological sciences professor Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, who has used it to demonstrate that young blood can rejuvenate old muscle.)—The mixing of old and young blood produced changes in both the young and the old mice’s brains. For one thing, the older mouse in these pairs produced more new nerve cells in their dentate gyrus than solo older mice did.—“We saw a threefold increase in the number of new nerve cells being generated in old mice exposed to this ‘younger’ environment,” said Wyss-Coray. In contrast, the young members of old/young mouse pairs exhibited fewer new nerve cells in the dentate gyrus than did young mice untethered to elders.–The investigators then turned to the question of precisely what, in blood, was producing the effect. To rule out the possibility that an exchange of cells between the young and old mice was responsible, they created circulation-sharing young/old mouse pairs, one of whose members had been genetically engineered so that every one of its cells would glow green when exposed to light. In each case, green cells from the modified mouse turned up in the blood of the other mouse in the pair, as might be expected, but virtually never in the brain of the non-modified mouse. Clearly, some other substances besides cells from each mouse’s blood were affecting its partner’s brain.–Moreover, when plasma — the cell-free fraction of blood — from old mice was injected into young mice, it wrought the same deleterious changes in their dentate gyrus as if they’d been sharing blood with older mice. And on spatial-navigation tasks, such as finding a high spot to rest on in a water-filled chamber, young mice who had received injections of older mice’s plasma performed more poorly than a group that got injections of plasma from younger mice. The “old-blood” mice seemed to learn the desirable location as easily as the “youngbloods” did — but they forgot it more quickly, a sign of impaired hippocampal function.—To identify specific circulating factors associated with aging and tissue degeneration or tissue regeneration, the researchers assayed 66 different immune-signaling proteins found in mice’s blood. Six of these factors were elevated in both unpaired old mice and young mice that had been paired with older ones.–At the top of the list was eotaxin, a small protein that attracts a certain type of immune cells to areas where it has been secreted by other types of cells. Highlighting this discovery’s possible relevance to humans, tests that Wyss-Coray’s team conducted on blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples drawn from healthy people between the ages of 20 and 90 showed a parallel age-related increase in eotaxin. In humans, eotaxin is associated with allergic responses and asthma.
    Normal young-adult mice given eotaxin injections exhibited deficient generation of new nerve cells in their dentate gyrus. So did both young mice administered plasma from old mice and young mice whose circulatory systems were joined with those of old mice — an effect that could be countered by injections of another substance that blocks eotaxin’s action. Eotaxin injections also impaired performance on spatial-memory tests.—Other blood-borne factors are probably significant players in aging-related declines in cognitive function. One of the six substances identified in the protein screen by Wyss-Coray’s group was MCP-1, a chemical that, in mice and humans, attracts immune cells called macrophages. Associate professor of neurosurgery Theo Palmer, PhD, has previously linked inflammation-triggered elevations of MCP-1 levels to reduced stem-cell numbers in the dentate gyrus.—The Wyss-Coray group is now testing eotaxin’s potential role in memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and is developing expanded blood-protein assays in a hunt for “rejuvenating” factors in blood that may prove useful in treating dementia and, perhaps, slowing the aging process in older brains.
     
     
    The study was funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Aging and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Additional Stanford co-authors were visiting assistant professor Jeong-Soo Park, PhD, now at Dankook University in Cheonan, South Korea; postdoctoral researchers Markus Britschgi, PhD, (now at F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Basel, Switzerland), Kurt Lucin, PhD, Eva Czirr, PhD, and Alexander Eggel, PhD; instructor Jian Luo, MD, PhD; graduate students Kira Mosher, Gregor Bieri, Trisha Stan and Zhaoqing Ding; and research associate Nina Fainberg.—Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Stanford University Medical Center. The original article was written by Bruce Goldman.
    Journal Reference-Saul A. Villeda, Jian Luo, Kira I. Mosher, Bende Zou, Markus Britschgi, Gregor Bieri, Trisha M. Stan, Nina Fainberg, Zhaoqing Ding, Alexander Eggel, Kurt M. Lucin, Eva Czirr, Jeong-Soo Park, Sebastien Couillard-Després, Ludwig Aigner, Ge Li, Elaine R. Peskind, Jeffrey A. Kaye, Joseph F. Quinn, Douglas R. Galasko, Xinmin S. Xie, Thomas A. Rando, Tony Wyss-Coray. The ageing systemic milieu negatively regulates neurogenesis and cognitive function. Nature, 2011; 477 (7362): 90 DOI: 10.1038/nature10357
     
    Recipe—Blood rejuvenating requires simple practices and foods that can restore the blood—the practice requires to eat foods that support the bones like celery and veges with stems and the use of beets and highly mineralized veges like parlsey –dandelion-watercress-sea weed—rocket—chard—when juiced they will cause a huge cleanse and purge in the blood to remove unwanted dead cells and poison that may accumulate as a result of exposure to chemicals and toxins and sugar that are consumed that damage blood via through organ an mineral depletion—utilizing berries as well can have a profound effect on blood restoration—even drinking wine since wine has all 13 minerals for life—
     
    Consuming fermented foods will assist with this as well and the use of sea algaes can attribute to the enriched mineral usage—fermented foods such as yogurt or kefir ( plain and with fat ) will have bone and mineral supporting properties
     
    Herbs that can be used as a tea or in soups are nettle-parlsey-dandelion-milk thistle-burdock-gentian-plantain-wheat grass-spirulina—sarsaparilla-sea weed-watercress-rocket-purslane and yellow dock are a few to mention make a tea or soup with any of these and add gelatin to assist in the uptake of the nutrients and antioxidants and minerals these plants have to offer you—in making the teas start off with a 2-3 cup of water dosage –put that much in a pot and add a tablespoon increment in the water –when you are comfortable combine any combination you like or drink singularly—bring to a boil and allow to set afterwards for a few minutes and proceed to pour trough a strainer and drink if need to be sweetened then apply maple syrup or unpasteurized honey or xylitol or stevia to it til you can get yourself to a point of non sweetened tea –this is a toughy since we are all addicted to sugar—but give it time–Or just use the sweetening either way is good
     
    Keep in mind to Use Vitamin C as much as you can with these due to the fact that there are some minerals in these herbs and plants that will need vitamin C to uptake them into specific areas of the system or to convert there materials into something usable—
     
    Keep in mind a lot of these herbs as well will assist in bone integrity and stem cell production
     
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    USU research professor studies ‘pasture pharmacy’
     
    LOGAN — A research professor at Utah State University is conducting experiments that may help farm animals live a more healthy life, which is something the agriculture industry is keeping a close eye on. — But what makes this study different: the animals will basically treat themselves. USU research professor Juan Villalba has been studying sheep and goat behavior for several years, in an effort to reduce certain diseases that affect those animals.
    “Parasites are one of the big problems — health problems of livestock animals,” Villalba said. Not only can parasites kill animals, but they can also cause other detrimental health effects and can affect the taste of meat. Conventional farming methods of treating diseases — using antibiotics and other chemicals — has created parasites that are becoming resistant to drugs, which is a concern worldwide. So, in the lab, as well as in a controlled nine-acre pasture environment at Utah State, Villalba has been testing various plants that have certain medicinal properties that kill internal parasites.[U4] “So, by the animals selecting these compounds by themselves, then that reduces the problem of resistance, because only the animals who are sick are going to seek the particular plant products.”–Juan Villalba– Starting with the barrels of feed, Villalba planted test patches in the field, mixing alfalfa and plants with medicinal compounds, which basically was a medicine cabinet for the sheep. — When microscopic tissue samples showed animals infected with a parasite, Villalba noticed the sick animals would migrate from the basic alfalfa field to the mix of plants that made them feel better. No chemicals at work here, just nature. — “So, by the animals selecting these compounds by themselves, then that reduces the problem of resistance, because only the animals who are sick are going to seek the particular plant products,” Villalba said. And as animals started feeling better, Villalba said he noticed the sheep went back to eating their normal diet. In the future, Villalba said, instead of traditional chemicals and medicines, treating certain animal diseases may be just a matter of planting a “pasture pharmacy,” letting animals decide when they need a prescription. Villalba said studies like his will continue, and perhaps expand to other types of crops that other animals, such as beef cattle, graze on.
     
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    Why Statins Do More Harm Than Good
     
    Americans have been well trained over the past few decades to avoid dietary fat and cholesterol and to stay out of the sun. Their conscientious implementation of this misguided advice has led to an epidemic in obesity and heart disease, along with a host of other debilitating conditions like arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease. Cholesterol is to animals as chlorophyll is to plants. Cholesterol, absent from plants, is what gives animals mobility and a nervous system. It is therefore not surprising that statin drug side effects mainly impact muscles and the nervous system. The heart, as a muscle, is not exempt from statin toxicity. This is why the incidence of heart failure has steadily risen in step with the widespread adoption of statin therapy, now displacing cardiovascular disease as the number one killer. Research has caused me to hypothesize a remarkable feat that the human body can perform in the presence of sunlight, which is to extract sulfur from hydrogen sulfide in the air and convert it to sulfate, taking advantage of the sun’s energy to catalyze the reaction. This process takes place in the skin upon sun exposure, and also in the endothelial cells lining blood vessels, and in the red blood cells, platelets, and mast cells in the blood. This feat is performed by a very interesting molecule called “endothelial nitric oxide synthase,” a misnomer, since its main responsibility is to synthesize sulfate rather than nitric oxide. The sulfate so produced plays a huge role in cardiovascular health, both by preventing blood clots and by keeping pathogenic microbes (bacteria and viruses) at bay. But it also plays another role that is just as important, which is to give cholesterol (as well as vitamin D and other sterols) a free ride through the blood stream. Vitamin D3 (a highly touted nutrient) is synthesized in the skin from cholesterol (a highly demonized nutrient) and its chemical structure is almost identical to that of cholesterol. By attaching to cholesterol or vitamin D3, sulfate makes the molecule water soluble, and this means that it no longer has to travel packaged up inside an LDL particle. LDL, as you probably know, is the so-called “bad” cholesterol, which will cause doctors to prescribe statins if the level is too high. A great way to lower LDL levels is to get adequate sun exposure. It’s not going to work to take a vitamin D supplement: you have to go outside and soak up the sun, because supplements are never sulfated and vitamin D is not cholesterol. Raw cow’s milk is the only dietary source I know of that actually supplies sulfated vitamin D3, but even that is still not cholesterol sulfate. [U5]Because most Americans have inadequate cholesterol in their skin and grossly inadequate amounts of sun exposure, they suffer from a huge deficiency in cholesterol and sulfate supply to the tissues. Not surprisingly, most impacted are the muscles and nervous system. –Because the heart muscle is indispensible, the body has developed a back-up strategy to give it special treatment, which is to synthesize cholesterol sulfate from LDL and homocysteine in the fatty deposits (plaque) that build up in arteries supplying the heart. The macrophages in the plaque extract cholesterol from damaged small dense LDL particles, and export it to HDL-A1. The platelets in the plaque will only accept cholesterol from HDL-A1, which they then convert to cholesterol sulfate. They obtain the sulfate through yet another process which requires energy and oxidizing agents, extracting the sulfur from homocysteine. With insufficient homocysteine, the sulfur will most likely be extracted from cartilage, which gets its strength from extensive disulfide bonds. This, in my view, is the main cause of arthritis — depletion of sulfur from the cartilage in the joints. So now you have both cardiovascular disease and arthritis as a consequence of a low-fat diet and aggressive sun avoidance.Statin drugs dramatically lower LDL levels by interfering with cholesterol synthesis, and this wreaks havoc on the liver, the main back-up supplier of cholesterol to the tissues when cholesterol intake and cholesterol sulfate production are down. With the American diet, the liver has another huge task, which is to convert fructose to fat. The fat cannot be stored or shipped (via LDL) if there is insufficient cholesterol. As a consequence, the liver abandons this task, and the fructose builds up in the blood, causing extensive glycation damage to blood proteins. One of the impacted proteins is the apoB in LDL, which interferes with LDL’s ability to deliver its goods to the tissues, including cholesterol, fats, vitamins A, D, E, and K, and antioxidants. So LDL levels fall sharply with statins, and so does the bioavailability of all these nutrients. Muscle cells come to the rescue, heroically, by extracting excess fructose from the blood and converting it to lactate, using anaerobic metabolism. They have to switch over to anaerobic metabolism anyway, because coenzyme Q10, another casualty of statin therapy, is in low supply. Coenzyme Q10 is crucial for aerobic metabolism. Lactate is a great fuel for the heart and liver, but the problem is that the muscle cells get wrecked in the process, due to massive overdoses of fructose, in the context of inadequate cholesterol, which would have offered some protection. This is a principle contributor to the excessive muscle pain and weakness associated with statins. Eventually, the muscles can’t do it any more, and you’re now on the verge towards heart failure[U6].–
    People on long-term statin therapy start to notice that their hair is receding faster, they’re developing cataracts, they can’t hear as well as they used to, they keep forgetting things, they can’t open the pickle jar any more, and perhaps they’ll need rotator cuff surgery soon, as their shoulders are so sore. They think it’s just because they’re growing old, but these are all side effects that my research, together with my students at MIT, has uncovered, by comparing statin drug side effects with side effects associated with other drugs in age-matched reviews. Even more alarming are the rare but debilitating and even life-threatening side effects we’ve detected, such as ALS and Parkinson’s disease, heart and liver failure, neuropathy and severe muscle damage. A 17-year study on the elderly confirmed what I already suspected: low serum cholesterol is associated with increased frailty, accelerated mental decline, and early death. (Ref 1.)—Statins are not the answer for anyone seeking to avoid cardiovascular disease. The answer, instead, is to modify the diet to include foods that are rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, to avoid empty carbohydrates, especially high fructose corn syrup, to eat foods that are good sources of sulfur, and, most especially, to spend plenty of time outdoors in the sun.
     
     
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    [U1]This is implying here that a simple exercise as walking could do this—and differing types of loads –when treadmilling people will adjust for hill type training-speed –cadence and which ever way they decide so it appears here a good healthy walk maybe more then enough
    [U2]Here you go doing nothing will convert this into something negaative
    [U3]Another way would be to cycle –even a stationary one—so it appears nominal exercise can bring on huge effects
    [U4]Herbs ARE PLANTS EH!!!!
    [U5]How interesting to Note that this is one of the foods that is banned for all the wrong reasons—it actually cures TB—it can renew a body—
    [U6]Essentially then this is another drug of death
     
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    Show of the Week September 23 2011
     
    Research Points to Potential Therapy for Tumor-Associated Epilepsy
     
    WHAT IS THE CHURCHES STAND ON VACCINES
     
    Chemists Help Astronauts Make Sure Their Drinking Water Is Clean
     
    When a Salad Is Not a Salad: Why Are Dieters Easily Misled by Food Names
     
    Recipe—How to purify Water with Iodine or Chorine or Colloidal Silver or Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
     
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    Research Points to Potential Therapy for Tumor-Associated Epilepsy
     
    ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2011) — Glioma, one of the most deadly and common types of brain tumor, is often associated with seizures, but the origins of these seizures and effective treatments for them have been elusive. Now a team funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that human gliomas implanted in mice release excess levels of the brain chemical glutamate, overstimulating neurons near the tumor and triggering seizures.[U1]–The researchers also found that sulfasalazine, a drug on the market for treating certain inflammatory disorders, can reduce seizures in mice with glioma.—About 80 percent of people with glioma will experience at least one seizure during their illness, often as the first symptom. About one-third of patients will develop recurring seizures, known as tumor-associated epilepsy. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., whose death was caused by a malignant glioma in August 2009, was diagnosed after having a seizure 15 months earlier.—“Seizures are a frequent symptom of glioma and are often poorly controlled by epilepsy medications,” said Jane Fountain, Ph.D., a program director at NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). “Understanding why the seizures occur and how to counteract them could help us substantially improve the quality of life for people with glioma.” “People have assumed that tumors cause seizures by irritating the brain, but that really isn’t a scientific explanation. We have now shown that the seizures are caused by glutamate release from the tumor,” said Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D., a professor of neurobiology and director of the Center for Glial Biology in Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Sontheimer and his team published their results in Nature Medicine.—The research was supported by NINDS, including $934,698 in grants funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.—Glutamate serves as a chemical relay within the brain. Its release from one neuron can stimulate other neurons to fire electrical impulses. However, excess glutamate can cause abnormal electrical activity in the brain — which is the basis for epileptic seizures. In particular, excess release of glutamate from non-neuronal cells called glia appears to play a role in some types of epilepsy. Because gliomas result from an overgrowth of glia, researchers had theorized that glutamate produced by the tumors might cause seizures, but no one had established a causal link.—Dr. Sontheimer’s team tested the theory by studying mice whose brains were seeded with human glioma cells. They found that about one-third of the animals with gliomas developed abnormal brain activity and behavioral signs consistent with seizures. They also investigated whether or not the tumors affect brain activity in response to stimulation. When they delivered electrical pulses near a tumor, they saw a pattern of activity that spread outward from the tumor and was more prolonged and widespread than the responses to stimulation seen in normal brain tissue. Brain tissue containing the tumors also released higher levels of glutamate compared to normal brain tissue.—Next, the researchers sought to determine if the drug sulfasalazine could correct these abnormalities. Sulfasalazine is an anti-inflammatory sometimes prescribed for ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also targets a protein complex called the system Xc(-) transporter. System Xc(-) acts like a -commodities broker within glioma cells, importing the essential amino acid cystine into the cells in exchange for exporting glutamate.[U2]–Dr. Sontheimer’s team found that by inhibiting the system Xc(-) transporter, sulfasalazine can reduce glutamate release from gliomas. The drug also reduced seizure activity in the glioma-bearing mice, cutting the frequency of epileptic bursts nearly fivefold in the first hour after treatment. After four hours, the effects of the drug wore off unless it was re-administered. The likely reason is that most of the drug is broken down into a form that does not affect system Xc(-), according to Dr. Sontheimer. A clinical trial is planned at UAB to determine if sulfasalazine can reduce seizures in people with slow-growing gliomas. Meanwhile, Dr. Sontheimer’s lab is working with medicinal chemists to develop a form of the drug that is more stable in the bloodstream and brain, and more active against system Xc(-).—“There is hope that in addition to reducing seizures, sulfasalazine might reduce the growth of glioma cells,” Dr. Sontheimer said. The cystine molecules imported by system Xc(-) are used to manufacture vital proteins that help tumor cells grow stronger, he explained. In a 2005 study, he found that sulfasalazine delays glioma growth in mice.—Whether these promising results with sulfasalazine in animal studies will translate into improved outcome in patients with brain tumors remains to be tested. Indeed, caution was raised by a small trial of 10 patients with advanced stage gliomas treated with varying doses of sulfasalazine. No beneficial effects were established, and safety concerns arose about whether treatment worsened brain swelling near the tumor. That trial was terminated early.—“It is worth examining whether or not the drug can help patients with newly diagnosed, slow-growing gliomas as opposed to patients with advanced disease,” Dr. Sontheimer said.—The lead author of the study, Susan Buckingham, Ph.D., and second author, Susan Campbell, Ph.D., received support from the NINDS Training Program in Brain Tumor Biology at UAB. Vedrana Montana, Ph.D., was hired as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Glial Biology in Medicine through Recovery Act funds. The work was also supported by a center core grant from the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.–
     
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    I SENT THE FOLLOWING EMAIL TO THE LEADER OF MY PRAYER GROUP TODAY ->-> USUALLY I GET A PROMPT REPLY – NO ANSWER YET LOL:
     
    SINCE I BELIEVE THE BIBLE SAYS ( I’M PARAPHRASING)
    1- DON’T EAT PIGS
    2- LIFE IS IN THE BLOOD
    3- THOU SHALT NOT KILL
     
    WHAT IS THE CHURCHES STAND ON VACCINES – SINCE ITS PRETTY COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT VACCINES ARE MADE WITH ABORTED FETAL TISSUE AND PIG DNA / PIG VIRUS (H1N1, H5N1 ++)
     
    WOULDN’T THEY OBJECT?
     
    And an interesting concept as well about the temple of our bodies are belonging go God and we are his temple and not to defile it
    Interesting perspectives on the vaccines in any form should then be not initiated
    If you believe!!
     
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    Chemists Help Astronauts Make Sure Their Drinking Water Is Clean
     
    Nicole Stott, a flight engineer on Expedition 21 of the International Space Station, tests the quality of drinking water using chemistry and procedures developed by Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers.—ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2011) — Bob Lipert held up a syringe, attached a plastic cartridge and demonstrated how chemistry developed at Iowa State University is helping astronauts and cosmonauts make sure they have safe drinking water at the International Space Station.—Each cartridge contains a thin, one-centimeter disk that’s loaded with chemistry, said Lipert, an associate scientist with Iowa State’s Institute for Physical Research and Technology and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. Run a 10-milliliter water sample through a disk and it will change color in the presence of iodine, which NASA uses to inhibit the growth of microorganisms in the drinking water stored at the space station. The disk will turn from white to yellow and, as it’s exposed to higher concentrations of iodine, it will turn to orange and finally to a rust color.—A handheld device — a diffuse reflectance spectrometer — can read the disk’s color changes and precisely measure the concentration of molecular iodine, or I2. The whole process is called colorimetric solid phase extraction.—Starting in late September, Lipert said astronauts at the space station will use new developments and procedures that convert all forms of iodine in the water samples to molecular iodine. That will give astronauts a more precise reading of total iodine in their drinking water. Lipert said they’ll know in real time whether there’s too much, too little or just enough iodine in the water.—Disks loaded with different chemistry can also measure and record concentrations of silver, which the Russian Federal Space Agency uses as a biocide in its water supply at the space station. As silver concentrations increase, disks turn from yellow to purple.
    Before Iowa State chemists helped develop the new tests, the only way to test the space station’s drinking water was to send samples back to earth.—“We figured out the chemistry and put it into a form that can be used in space,” Lipert said. “We also took lab techniques and simplified them as much as possible. And we developed procedures that can be used in the absence of gravity.”—The result is a quick, accurate test that doesn’t use up much drinking water or much astronaut time.—“What’s neat about what we came up with is that all the chemistry we need to do can be accomplished in about one minute per sample using a little, 1-centimeter cartridge,” Lipert said.—It took some work to develop the test’s chemistry and procedures. The NASA-sponsored project began more than a decade ago under the direction of Marc Porter, a former Iowa State professor of chemistry and chemical and biological engineering who is now a USTAR Professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Lipert has worked on the project since 2000.—Other Iowa State researchers who have worked on the project include Jim Fritz, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Liberal Arts and Sciences; former post-doctoral researchers Matteo Arena and Neil Dias; and former graduate students April Hill, Daniel Gazda, John Nordling, Lisa Ponton and Cherry Shih. Lorraine Siperko, a research scientist at the University of Utah, has also worked on the project.—The university researchers have also collaborated with the Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group, a NASA subcontractor that helped develop and certify the water-testing hardware that has been deployed on the space station.—After a series of successful space tests in 2009 and ’10, the researchers’ water-testing equipment is now certified operational hardware and is part of the space station’s environmental monitoring toolbox.—Lipert said the testing technology can also be a useful tool in many earthbound applications, including forensics tests for drugs, environmental tests for heavy metals and water quality tests for pesticides or herbicides.—“This is a very flexible platform,” he said. “You just have to work out the chemistry for each substance you’re analyzing.”Story Source:
    The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Iowa State University.