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    What is Holistic Healing
    This is a wonderfully precise encapsulation of the point of view of holistic medicine. The holistic approach to medicine begins with the assumption that health is a positive and active state, that it is an inherent characteris­tic of whole and integrated human beings. From a holis­tic standpoint, a person is not a patient with a disease syn­drome, but a whole being. Acknowledgment of this wholeness means that the therapist must appreciate the mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental as­pects of his or her patients’ lives—not just the physical. A holistic practitioner of any particular therapy has a deep respect for the individual’s inherent capacity for self- healing. This facilitates a relationship of active partnership in the healing process, as opposed to an unequal dynamic between expert healer and passive recipient
    A framework that embraces a whole range of therapeutic modalities—whether labeled orthodox or alternative— becomes apparent. These modalities may all be used in a relevant and coherent way in the treatment of the whole of a person, not just symptoms or syndromes
    How to Make Chlorine Bleach—or a Peroxide Bleach
    Chlorine bleach is a combination of chemical solutions and water. The mixture is used in various formats to whiten materials, wash laundry and materials and to disinfect objects and surfaces. The elements used to make the substance include chlorine, caustic soda and water. The chlorine and caustic soda create a solution known as sodium hypochlorite, which is a hazardous substance. Making your own cleaning solutions, including chlorine bleach, may have benefits, including cost-savings, selection of ingredients and packaging-reduction.
    Moderately Easy
    Things You’ll Need
    Sodium hypochlorite
    Protective gloves
    Opaque, plastic container
    Label or marker
    Hydrogen peroxide (optional)
    Gather Ingredients and Mix
    1 –Obtain the sodium hypochlorite chemical solution through a distributor or manufacturer. You will only need a small bottle as your final solution will be predominately water.–Gather other materials as well, which include protective gloves, an opaque, plastic container for storage, a label or marker for labeling and water.—For a safer alternative, produce non-chlorine bleach by replacing the sodium hypochlorite chemical with hydrogen peroxide, which is readily available at your local grocery or pharmacy retailer.
    2 –Find a well-ventilated area to mix ingredients as the fumes produced can be toxic.
    3 –Clear the area of other liquids or solutions. There is a danger of toxic gases forming when the solution combines with specific liquids, specifically acids or alkalis (such as vinegar or ammonia). Read warnings on consumer product labels to avoid such dangers.
    4 –To mix chlorine bleach combine 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite and 94.75 percent water. To mix non-chlorine bleach, combine equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water.
    Pour mixture into the plastic container, and secure tightly. Shake to mix ingredients.
    5 –Be sure to label or use marker to note the substance in the appropriate container. Due to the handling safety, it is important to easily identify the substance for you and other household members.—–Store the container out of the reach of children and away from food or drinks.
    6 –Use chlorine bleach to clean and whiten fabrics through a chemical reaction that breaks down colors and stains in fabrics. Remove the broken down particles by washing the material or clothing.
    The solution is also highly effective for cleaning household surfaces, including commonly touched surfaces and kitchen countertops.
    Use chlorine bleach to disinfect water through a filtration process; this is used for drinking water and pool water, for example.
    Tips & Warnings
    Clearly label and safely store any cleaning products stored in your household.
    Avoid handling chemical substances if possible, and read all warnings on consumer products. Chlorine bleach can weaken fabrics/materials and can easily irritate skin if exposed. Use caution when handling.
    TROLLS—what are they online
    According to Lynnae Williams, former CIA clandestine service trainee and DIA analyst, the FBI and CIA use trolls to monitor social media and interact with users to discredit information disseminated on the web. Williams explains that the CIA provides training videos to new recruits on how to troll the internet. Once a target is locked-in, all open source information is obtained on the individual, and then any angle to discredit them in public forum is used on social media sites.—Software is used to sift through the “mountains” of users on social networking sites. At the Atlanta CIA branch where Williams was trained, she personally witnessed CIA-sponsored and sanctioned trolling of Americans on social networking sites.—-In 2011, the CIA revealed its Open Source Center where recruited personnel are used as government trolls to “analyze” websites for information pertinent to the objective of the US government – meaning discrediting targets on certain websites. Under the guise of conducting business intelligence (i.e. cyberespionage), the Open Source software gathers digital data on targets; including all Facebook posts, Twitter posts, comments on website threads. Those assigned to monitor this data can interact with users online through anonymous portals. Agents are designated to surveillance operations to message anyone, analyze political and religious speech, assess trends and conduct electronic eavesdropping through cell phones, satellites and other digital apparatus.—Agents not only survey the internet and interact as anonymous persons through directed postings, but also are deployed to wander through the streets domestically and in foreign nations to monitor newspaper and other printed media to extract useful information about the temperament of the general public.—When professional trolls want to attack for copyright infringement, they may combine defamatory comments across the internet with a fraudulent DMCA notice of takedown, to discredit a source of information that they feel threatened by.—The EFF have reported on copyright trolls that experiment with claiming copyright infringement to “extract settlements from individuals.” These trolls “try to grow businesses out of suing Internet users.”——Professional trolls litter the court system with frivolous lawsuits based on wild accusations of copyright infringement in order to wear down the victim as well as hoping to squeeze monetary restitution for fraudulent claims. The members of the alternative media as well as readers need to be aware of these individuals who are cloaked in truth yet rife with disinformation. Their intention is to cut off the free flow of information on the internet and stifle voices that are exposing truth for their own selfish gains.
    Omega-6 fatty acids and risk of heart failure in the Physicians’ Health Study1,2,3
    Andrew B Petrone, Natalie Weir, Naomi Q Hanson, Robert Glynn,
    Michael Y Tsai, J Michael Gaziano, and Luc Djoussé
    + Author Affiliations–From Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA (ABP, RG, JMG, and LD); the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology and Research Information Center and Geriatric Research, Boston, MA (JMG and LD); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (RG, JMG, and LD); and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (NW, NQH, and MYT).
    + Author Notes–↵2 Supported by grants R01HL092946 and HL092946S1 (to LD) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Office of Dietary Supplement, Bethesda, MD. The Physicians’ Health Study was supported by grants CA-34944, CA-40360, and CA-097193 from the National Cancer Institute and grants HL-26490 and HL-34595 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD.
    ↵3 Address reprint requests and correspondence to L Djoussé, Division of Aging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02120. E-mail:
    Background: Although 1 in 5 adults will develop heart failure (HF) in their lifetime, currently data on the effect of plasma omega-6 (n−3) PUFAs on risk of HF are sparse.
    Objectives: We investigated whether plasma phospholipid omega-6 concentrations are associated with risk of HF in US male physicians. In a secondary analysis, we evaluated whether such an association differs between HF with and without previous myocardial infarction (MI).
    Design: With the use of a nested case-control design, this ancillary study comprised 788 cases and 788 matched controls from the Physicians’ Health Study. Plasma omega-6 PUFAs were measured by using gas chromatography.
    Results: The mean age of subjects was 58.7 y with a mean follow-up time of 17.1 y. We did not show any evidence of a statistically significant relation between total omega-6 PUFAs and HF [OR (95% CI): 1.00; 0.85 (0.63, 1.14); 0.84 (0.63, 1.13); and 0.87 (0.63, 1.20) across consecutive quartiles of omega-6 PUFAs; P-linear trend = 0.39]. Results were similar for HF with and within previous MI.
    Conclusion: Our data showed no significant association between total plasma omega-6 PUFAs and risk of developing HF.
    Catnip Oil Repels Bloodsucking Flies— Shoo, Fly!
    Catnip, the plant that attracts domestic cats like an irresistible force, has proven 99 percent effective in repelling the blood-sucking flies that attack horses and cows, causing $2 billion in annual loses to the cattle industry. —–ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2010) — Catnip, the plant that attracts domestic cats like an irresistible force, has proven 99 percent effective in repelling the blood-sucking flies that attack horses and cows, causing $2 billion in annual loses to the cattle industry. That’s the word from a report published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.–Junwei Zhu and colleagues note that stable flies not only inflict painful bites, but also transmit multiple diseases. Cattle harried by these bloodsuckers may produce less meat and milk, have trouble reproducing, and develop diseases that can be fatal. All traditional methods for controlling stable flies — even heavy applications of powerful insecticides — have proven less than effective. The scientists thus turned to catnip oil, already known to repel more than a dozen families of insects, including house flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches.—–They made pellets of catnip oil, soy, and paraffin wax, and spread them in a cattle feedlot. Within minutes, the pellets shooed the flies away, with the repellent action lasting for about three hours. Pellets without catnip oil, in contrast, had no effect. The scientists now are working on making the repellent action last longer, which they say is the key to putting catnip to use in protecting livestock both in feedlots and pastures.—Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by American Chemical Society. –Journal Reference-Junwei J. Zhu, Christopher A. Dunlap, Robert W. Behle, Dennis R. Berkebile, Brian Wienhold. Repellency of a Wax-Based Catnip-Oil Formulation against Stable Flies. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2010; 58 (23): 12320 DOI: 10.1021/jf102811k
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    Show of the Month December 7 2012
    Gulf of Mexico Clean-Up Makes 2010 Spill 52-Times More Toxic
    Mycotoxins- The Hidden Hormone Danger In Our Food Supply
    Doctor’s haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan- Now sick babies go on death pathway
    Extended Sleep Reduces Pain Sensitivity
    Vitamin D Required equivalency of Sun Exposure
    Gulf of Mexico Clean-Up Makes 2010 Spill 52-Times More Toxic
    Mixing Oil With Dispersant Increased Toxicity to Ecosystems—–ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2012) — If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill was a ecological disaster, the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it even worse — 52-times more toxic. That’s according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico.–The study found that mixing the dispersant with oil increased toxicity of the mixture up to 52-fold over the oil alone. In toxicity tests in the lab, the mixture’s effects increased mortality of rotifers, a microscopic grazing animal at the base of the Gulf’s food web. The findings are published online by the journal Environmental Pollution and will appear in the February 2013 print edition.—Using oil from the Deep Water Horizon spill and Corexit, the dispersant required by the Environmental Protection Agency for clean up, the researchers tested toxicity of oil, dispersant and mixtures on five strains of rotifers. Rotifers have long been used by ecotoxicologists to assess toxicity in marine waters because of their fast response time, ease of use in tests and sensitivity to toxicants. In addition to causing mortality in adult rotifers, as little as 2.6 percent of the oil-dispersant mixture inhibited rotifer egg hatching by 50 percent. Inhibition of rotifer egg hatching from the sediments is important because these eggs hatch into rotifers each spring, reproduce in the water column, and provide food for baby fish, shrimp and crabs in estuaries.—“Dispersants are preapproved to help clean up oil spills and are widely used during disasters,” said UAA’s Roberto-Rico Martinez, who led the study. “But we have a poor understanding of their toxicity. Our study indicates the increase in toxicity may have been greatly underestimated following the Macondo well explosion.”—Martinez performed the research while he was a Fulbright Fellow at Georgia Tech in the lab of School of Biology Professor Terry Snell. They hope that the study will encourage more scientists to investigate how oil and dispersants impact marine food webs and lead to improved management of future oil spills. —“What remains to be determined is whether the benefits of dispersing the oil by using Corexit are outweighed by the substantial increase in toxicity of the mixture,” said Snell, chair of the School of Biology. “Perhaps we should allow the oil to naturally disperse. It might take longer, but it would have less toxic impact on marine ecosystems.”—Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Georgia Institute of Technology. —Journal Reference-Roberto Rico-Martínez, Terry W. Snell, Tonya L. Shearer. Synergistic toxicity of Macondo crude oil and dispersant Corexit 9500A® to the Brachionus plicatilis species complex (Rotifera). Environmental Pollution, 2013; 173: 5 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.09.024
    Mycotoxins- The Hidden Hormone Danger In Our Food Supply
    Over 30 years ago, scientists observed mycotoxin contaminated animal feed (grains) interfering with normal sexual development in young female pigs, resulting in estrogenic syndromes and precocious puberty. Recent human research in the U.S. is now confirming that the contamination of our food supply with fungal toxins is adversely affecting the sexual development of young girls[U1] .– Grains, once considered the foundation of the USDA’s food pyramid, have recently come under scrutiny due to their purported evolutionary incompatibility (e.g. Paleodiet), their co-option by biotech and agricultural corporations (e.g. Monsanto’s Franken-Corn), as well as the fact that they convert to “sugar” within the body, to name but a few of a growing list of concerns[U2] . But there may be a more underlying problem affecting all grains, including both organic and conventional varieties, that Nature herself produces, and it goes by the name of Mycotoxins.—What Are Mycotoxins?—Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by organisms of the fungi kingdom, commonly known as molds. If you eat grains, or grain-fed animal products, there is a good chance you are already being exposed because mold infestation and mycotoxin contamination affects as much as one-quarter of the global food and feed supply.—Food contaminated with mycotoxins can cause acute, even life-threatening adverse health effects. As recently as April 2004, in Kenya, an outbreak of aflatoxicosis, caused by aflatoxin contamination in corn, resulted in 317 cases and 125 deaths.[ii] When samples of the corn were evaluated for levels of aflatoxin, 55% of the maize products tested had aflatoxin levels greater[U3] than the Kenyan regulatory limit of 20 parts per billion, ranging from 100 ppb (35%) to 1 part per million (7%).—While it is remarkable that these exceedingly low concentrations can have deadly effects, the absence of acute signs and symptoms of mycotoxin poisoning does not necessarily mean you are not being affected. Indeed, much lower, harder to detect, concentrations of various mycotoxins are capable of profoundly disrupting endocrine function in exposed population, likely contributing subclinically to many other chronic degenerative health conditions.——-Mycotoxins As Endocrine Disruptors—A groundbreaking study published in the journal The Science of Total Environment in 2011 found that the estrogen-disrupting mycotoxin known as zearalenone (ZEA), produced by the microscopic fungus Fusarium graminearum, was detectable in the urine of 78.5% of New Jersey girls sampled, and that these Zea-positive girls, aged 9 and 10 years, “tended to be shorter and less likely to have reached the onset of breast development.”[iii]
    ZEA mycotoxins originate in grains such as corn, barley, oats, wheat, rice and sorghum,[iv] but also travel up the food chain to grain-fed meat, eggs and dairy products, and are even found in beer. Indeed, the researchers were able to find an association between the young girls’ urinary levels of ZEA and their intake of commonly contaminated sources such as beef and popcorn.
    Interestingly, derivatives of ZEA mycotoxin have been patented as oral contraceptives. Also, according to a recent article “[zearalenone] has been widely used in the United States since 1969 to improve fattening rates in cattle by increasing growth rate and feed conversion efficiency. Evidence of human harm from this practice is provided by observations of central precocious puberty. As a result, this practice has been banned by the European Union.” Other research has confirmed the link between mycotoxins and premature puberty.—-
    Pigs fed zearalenone contaminated corn fed pigs has resulted in estrogenic syndromes including uterine enlargement, swelling of the vulva and mammary glands, and pseudopregnancy, according to research published over 30 years ago.—
    Molecular research on ZEA’s endocrine disruptive properties indicate that it has much higher estrogen receptor binding affinity, when compared nanogram to nanogram, than found in other well-known endocrine disruptors, such as DDT and bisphenol A, in both estrogen receptor subtypes.[v] Also, healthy human intestinal microflora have been shown incapable of degrading zearalenone[U4] , unlike bisphenol A. [vi]—Surprisingly, the ZEA study in young NJ girls was the first ever performed to evaluate this mycotoxin’s potential estrogen-disrupting properties, and indicates just how great a need there is for further research on the topic, as far as public health is concerned. There are already over 40 mycotoxins of great enough concern to be subject to regulation by over 100 countries.[vii] And yet, most of these have not been fully characterized or evaluated for their potential health risks.
    What Can We Do About The Mycotoxin Problem?—Unfortunately, both conventional and organic grain products are equally susceptible to mycotoxin contamination.[viii] Also, cooking mycotoxin contaminated grains does not appear to reduce their concentrations. The solution, therefore, may require shifting away from cereal grains, altogether – [U5] especially those that are not fresh, i.e. corn on the cob. Due to the fact that much of the U.S. corn supply is contaminated with agrichemicals such as glyphosate, the primary herbicide ingredient within Roundup, and has been altered with recombinant DNA technology to contain potentially harmful transgenes, kicking the corn habit may not be so difficult. However, our infatuation with other susceptible grains, such as wheat, may be harder to kick[U6] . —One of the best approaches to modifying the diet to exclude mold-susceptible grains is to focus on low-starch, high-nutrient vegetables instead, and choosing fresh produce instead of consuming more shelf stable, but mycotoxin rich, processed grain-based products.—Also, garlic has been studied to be capable of reducing the adverse effects of zearalenone toxicity, indicating that it would be an excellent seasoning to use if one were to consume potentially contaminated grains or grain-derived products of any kind. In fact, it is likely that the near universal use of spices within world culinary traditions may, in part, be due to their role in reducing adverse health effects associated with mycotoxins and related food-borne pathogens.
    Resources, International Trade and Food Safety, Chapter 6, Mycotoxin Hazards and Regulations, Erik Dohlman
    [ii] Lauren Lewis, Mary Onsongo, Henry Njapau, Helen Schurz-Rogers, George Luber, Stephanie Kieszak, Jack Nyamongo, Lorraine Backer, Abdikher Mohamud Dahiye, Ambrose Misore, Kevin DeCock, Carol Rubin, . Aflatoxin contamination of commercial maize products during an outbreak of acute aflatoxicosis in eastern and central Kenya. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Dec ;113(12):1763-7. PMID: 16330360
    [iii] Elisa V Bandera, Urmila Chandran, Brian Buckley, Yong Lin, Sastry Isukapalli, Ian Marshall, Melony King, Helmut Zarbl. Urinary mycoestrogens, body size and breast development in New Jersey girls. Full Free Text. Sci Total Environ. 2011 Oct 3. Epub 2011 Oct 3. PMID: 21975003
    [v] G G Kuiper, J G Lemmen, B Carlsson, J C Corton, S H Safe, P T van der Saag, B van der Burg, J A Gustafsson. Interaction of estrogenic chemicals and phytoestrogens with estrogen receptor beta. Endocrinology. 1998 Oct ;139(10):4252-63. PMID: 9751507
    [vi] Akiyama, H., Toyoda, M., Kato, M., Igimi, S. & Kumagai, S. (1997) The degradation of several mycotoxins by human intestinal microflora cultured by continous flow culture system. Mycotoxins, 44, 21-27.
    [vii] Hans P van Egmond, Ronald C Schothorst, Marco A Jonker. Regulations relating to mycotoxins in food: perspectives in a global and European context. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2007 Sep ;389(1):147-57. Epub 2007 May 17. PMID: 17508207
    [viii] Carlo Brera, Carla Catano, Barbara de Santis, Francesca Debegnach, Marzia de Giacomo, Elena Pannunzi, Marina Miraglia. Effect of industrial processing on the distribution of aflatoxins and zearalenone in corn-milling fractions. J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Jul 12 ;54(14):5014-9. PMID:16819910
    Doctor’s haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan- Now sick babies go on death pathway
    Practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube being used on young patients
    Doctor admits starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in neonatal unit
    Liverpool Care Pathway subject of independent inquiry ordered by ministers
    Investigation, including child patients, will look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced doctors’ decisions
    By Sue Reid and Simon Caldwell
    PUBLISHED: 23:03 GMT, 28 November 2012 | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 29 November 2012
    Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’.
    Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults.
    But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
    Sick children and babies are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’
    One doctor has admitted starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit of one hospital alone. Writing in a leading medical journal, the physician revealed the process can take an average of ten days during which a baby becomes ‘smaller and shrunken’.
    The LCP – on which 130,000 elderly and terminally-ill adult patients die each year – is now the subject of an independent inquiry ordered by ministers. The investigation, which will include child patients, will look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced doctors’ decisions.
    Medical critics of the LCP insist it is impossible to say when a patient will die and as a result the LCP death becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. They say it is a form of euthanasia, used to clear hospital beds and save the NHS money. —The practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies
    The use of end of life care methods on disabled newborn babies was revealed in the doctors’ bible, the British Medical Journal. —Earlier this month, an un-named doctor wrote of the agony of watching the protracted deaths of babies. The doctor described one case of a baby born with ‘a lengthy list of unexpected congenital anomalies’, whose parents agreed to put it on the pathway.—The doctor wrote: ‘They wish for their child to die quickly once the feeding and fluids are stopped. They wish for pneumonia. They wish for no suffering. They wish for no visible changes to their precious baby. –According to a BMJ article, a doctor had presided over ten such deaths in just one hospital neonatal unit–‘Their wishes, however, are not consistent with my experience. Survival is often much longer than most physicians think; reflecting on my previous patients, the median time from withdrawal of hydration to death was ten days.—‘Parents and care teams are unprepared for the sometimes severe changes that they will witness in the child’s physical appearance as severe dehydration ensues.–The use of end of life care methods on disabled newborn babies was revealed in the doctors’ bible, the British Medical Journal–‘I know, as they cannot, the unique horror of witnessing a child become smaller and shrunken, as the only route out of a life that has become excruciating to the patient or to the parents who love their baby.’–According to the BMJ article, the doctor involved had presided over ten such deaths in just one hospital neonatal unit.–In a response to the article, Dr Laura de Rooy, a consultant neonatologist at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in London writing on the BMJ website, said: ‘It is a huge supposition to think they do not feel hunger or thirst.’ –The LCP for children has been developed in the North West, where the LCP itself was pioneered in the 1990s. It involves the discharge to home or to a hospice of children who are given a document detailing their ‘end of life’ care. –One seen by the Mail, called ‘Liverpool Pathway for the Dying Child’ is issued by the Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust in conjunction with the flagship children’s hospital Alder Hey. It includes tick boxes, filled out by hospital doctors, on medicines, nutrients and fluids to be stopped. ———–The LCP was devised by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute in Liverpool for care of dying adult patients more than a decade ago. It has since been developed, with paediatric staff at Alder Hey Hospital, to cover children. Parents have to agree to their child going on the death pathway, often being told by doctors it is in the child’s ‘best interests’ because their survival is ‘futile’.-Bernadette Lloyd, a hospice paediatric nurse, has written to the Cabinet Office and the Department of Health to criticise the use of death pathways for children.—–‘‘I have also seen children die in terrible thirst because fluids are withdrawn from them until they die’——–She said: ‘The parents feel coerced, at a very traumatic time, into agreeing that this is correct for their child whom they are told by doctors has only has a few days to live. It is very difficult to predict death. I have seen a “reasonable” number of children recover after being taken off the pathway. —–‘I have also seen children die in terrible thirst because fluids are withdrawn from them until they die.——-‘I witnessed a 14 year-old boy with cancer die with his tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth when doctors refused to give him liquids by tube. His death was agonising for him, and for us nurses to watch. This is euthanasia by the backdoor.’—Alder Hey, pictured, confirmed that children and babies are discharged for LCP end of life care ‘after all possible reversible causes for the patient’s condition are considered’-Alder Hey confirmed that children and babies are discharged for LCP end of life care ‘after all possible reversible causes for the patient’s condition are considered’.
    ‘There is a care pathway to enable a dying child to be supported by the local medical and nursing teams in the community, in line with the wishes of the child patients, where appropriate, and always their parents or carers.’ Alder Hey said children were not put on the LCP within the hospital itself. -Teresa Lynch, of protest group Medical Ethics Alliance, said: ‘There are big questions to be answered about how our sick children are dying.’–A Department of Health spokesman said: ‘End of life care for children must meet the highest professional and clinical standards, and the specific needs of children at the end of their life. -‘Staff must always communicate with the patient and the patient’s family, and involve them in all aspects of decision making.’—THEY WISH FOR THEIR BABY TO GO QUICKLY. BUT I KNOW, AS THEY CAN’T, THE UNIQUE HORROR OF WATCHING A CHILD SHRINK AND DIE
    Here is an abridged version of one doctor’s anonymous testimony, published in the BMJ under the heading: ‘How it feels to withdraw feeding from newborn babies’.
    The voice on the other end of the phone describes a newborn baby and a lengthy list of unexpected congenital anomalies. I have a growing sense of dread as I listen. –The parents want ‘nothing done’ because they feel that these anomalies are not consistent with a basic human experience. I know that once decisions are made, life support will be withdrawn. –Assuming this baby survives, we will be unable to give feed, and the parents will not want us to use artificial means to do so.–Regrettably, my predictions are correct. I realise as I go to meet the parents that this will be the tenth child for whom I have cared after a decision has been made to forgo medically provided feeding. –A doctor has written a testimony published under the heading: ‘How it feels to withdraw feeding from newborn babies’—The mother fidgets in her chair, unable to make eye contact. She dabs at angry tears, stricken. In a soft voice the father begins to tell me about their life, their other children, and their dashed hopes for this child. –He speculates that the list of proposed surgeries and treatments are unfair and will leave his baby facing a future too full of uncertainty.—Like other parents in this predicament, they are now plagued with a terrible type of wishful thinking that they could never have imagined. They wish for their child to die quickly once the feeding and fluids are stopped. —They wish for pneumonia. They wish for no suffering. They wish for no visible changes to their precious baby. —Their wishes, however, are not consistent with my experience. Survival is often much longer than most physicians think; reflecting on my previous patients, the median time from withdrawal of hydration to death was ten days.–Parents and care teams are unprepared for the sometimes severe changes that they will witness in the child’s physical appearance as severe dehydration ensues. —I try to make these matters clear from the outset so that these parents do not make a decision that they will come to regret. I try to prepare them for the coming collective agony that we will undoubtedly share, regardless of their certainty about their decision.-I know, as they cannot, the unique horror of witnessing a child become smaller and shrunken, as the only route out of a life that has become excruciating to the patient or to the parents who love their baby.
    I reflect on how sanitised this experience seems within the literature about making this decision. As a doctor, I struggle with the emotional burden of accompanying the patient and his or her family through this experience, as much as with the philosophical details of it.—-Debate at the front lines of healthcare about the morality of taking this decision has remained heated, regardless of what ethical and legal guidelines have to offer. —The parents come to feel that the disaster of their situation is intolerable; they can no longer bear witness to the slow demise of their child. This increases the burden on the care-givers, without parents at the bedside to direct their child’s care. –Despite involvement from the clinical ethics and spiritual care services, the vacuum of direction leads to divisions within the care team.–It is draining to be the most responsible physician. Everyone is looking to me to preside over and support this process. –I am honest with the nurse when I say it is getting more and more difficult to make my legs walk me on to this unit as the days elapse, that examining the baby is an indescribable mixture of compassion, revulsion, and pain.—-Some say withdrawing medically provided hydration and nutrition is akin to withdrawing any other form of life support. Maybe, but that is not how it feels. The one thing that helps me a little is the realisation that this process is necessarily difficult. It needs to be. —To acknowledge that a child’s prospects are so dire, so limited, that we will not or cannot provide artificial nutrition is self selecting for the rarity of the situations in which parents and care teams would ever consider it.
    Extended Sleep Reduces Pain Sensitivity
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2012) — A new study suggests that extending nightly sleep in mildly sleepy, healthy adults increases daytime alertness and reduces pain sensitivity.-“Our results suggest the importance of adequate sleep in various chronic pain conditions or in preparation for elective surgical procedures,” said Timothy Roehrs, PhD, the study’s principal investigator and lead author. “We were surprised by the magnitude of the reduction in pain sensitivity, when compared to the reduction produced by taking codeine.”—The study, appearing in the December issue of the journal SLEEP, involved 18 healthy, pain-free, sleepy volunteers. They were randomly assigned to four nights of either maintaining their habitual sleep time or extending their sleep time by spending 10 hours in bed per night. Objective daytime sleepiness was measured using the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT), and pain sensitivity was assessed using a radiant heat stimulus.–Results show that the extended sleep group slept 1.8 hours more per night than the habitual sleep group. This nightly increase in sleep time during the four experimental nights was correlated with increased daytime alertness, which was associated with less pain sensitivity.–In the extended sleep group, the length of time before participants removed their finger from a radiant heat source increased by 25 percent, reflecting a reduction in pain sensitivity. The authors report that the magnitude of this increase in finger withdrawal latency is greater than the effect found in a previous study of 60 mg of codeine.—According to the authors, this is the first study to show that extended sleep in mildly, chronically sleep deprived volunteers reduces their pain sensitivity. The results, combined with data from previous research, suggest that increased pain sensitivity in sleepy individuals is the result of their underlying sleepiness.—Story Source–The above story is reprinted from materials provided by American Academy of Sleep Medicine, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS. –Journal Reference–Timothy Roehrs et al. Pain Sensitivity and Recovery From Mild Chronic Sleep Loss. Sleep, 2012 (in press)
    Recipe for Sleep—a combination if aminos and Vitamin B3 in a form of niacinamide or niacin can help as well as a combination of inositol and aminos—Niacianmide 500mgs + tryptophan 500mgs—niacin 50mgs + tryptophan 500 mgs—inositol 500mgs + glycine 500mgs or gaba 500mgs + niacinamide 500mgs—using melatonin 3-10 mgs with niacin 50 mgs or niacinamide 250-500mgs—Utilizing Magnesium 100-200mgs + a tea of chamomile or lavender will relax and increase restful sleep—passionflower, motherwort—Consuming Cocoa + vanilla will as well assist in sleep and rest—GHB if you can access is a very effective deep sleep inducer—— iodine usage can re balance the brain as well and assist in sleep as well as restoration
    A lot of the rest and sleep issues as well can be as a result of things of diets high in stimulants and or a lack of specific nutrients in the system that are required to convert or stimulate enzyme reactions in the body to allow for the right chemistry to be enacted—for the wake sleep cycle
    Vitamin D Required equivalency of Sun Exposure
    For adults, the 5-μg (200 IU) vitamin D recommended dietary allowance may prevent osteomalacia[U7] in the absence of sunlight, but more is needed to help prevent osteoporosis and secondary hyperparathyroidism. Other benefits of vitamin D supplementation are implicated epidemiologically: prevention of some cancers, osteoarthritis progression, multiple sclerosis, and hypertension. Total-body sun exposure easily provides the equivalent of 250 μg (10000 IU) vitamin D/d, suggesting that this is a physiologic limit. Sailors in US submarines are deprived of environmentally acquired vitamin D equivalent to 20–50 μg (800–2000 IU)/d. The assembled data from many vitamin D supplementation studies reveal a curve for vitamin D dose versus serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] response that is surprisingly flat up to 250 μg (10000 IU) vitamin D/d. To ensure that serum 25(OH)D concentrations exceed 100 nmol/L, a total vitamin D supply of 100 μg (4000 IU)/d is required. Except in those with conditions causing hypersensitivity, there is no evidence of adverse effects with serum 25(OH)D concentrations <140 nmol/L, which require a total vitamin D supply of 250 μg (10000 IU)/d to attain. Published cases of vitamin D toxicity with hypercalcemia, for which the 25(OH)D concentration and vitamin D dose are known, all involve intake of ≥1000 μg (40000 IU)/d. Because vitamin D is potentially toxic, intake of >25 μg (1000 IU)/d has been avoided even though the weight of evidence shows that the currently accepted, no observed adverse effect limit of 50 μg (2000 IU)/d is too low by at least 5-fold.
    5 μg= 200IU
    25 μg=1000 IU
    250 μg=10,000IU
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    [U1]This is what is known as an endocrine disruptor —this is screwing not only with woman but men as well—this will totally cause all kind of nuances and imbalances in both genders from hear failure to brain cancers and causing a disarray of endocrine development from puberty to basic functions and cycles of both male and female of all species
    [U2]Again a validation of the need to avoid all grains—the one study showed that the GMO or GE at 36,000 x’s showed fungi contamination and this transfers into the growth of the grains and most crops since we have adulteration of the genes going from one species to another
    [U3]Sounds like a conceived planning here to plant something with that much fungi—would cause purposeful debilitation
    [U4]And this is why you have the intestinal destruction most are suffering from such as candida—fungal over growth IBS-Crohns-Leaky Gut-Diverticulosis-Ulcerative Colitis-Gastroenteritis-Coeliac Disease-Coilitis—and so onthis would cause any one of these conditions and it would as well appear to display a different stage of destruction as a result of these grains
    [U5]And where have you heard this before
    [U6]This is called poisoning the staff of life—this is what has transpired and as a result of this we have the health conditions we feel today
    [U7]Osteomalacia is the softening of the bones caused by defective bone mineralization secondary to inadequate amounts of available phosphorus and calcium, or because of overactive resorption of calcium from the bone as a result of hyperparathyroidism (which causes hypercalcemia, in contrast to other aetiologies)
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    Show of the Month December 10 2012
    Juniper Benefits
    Judge—Case of Seized Newborn May Now Proceed
    Marine Chained to bed In Mexico
    Kenya bans GMOs
    Alzheimers mercury connection and Detoxification
    Juniper Benefits
    Juniper Berries may stimulate the Appetite (according to anecdotal reports).
    Excretory System—Juniper may promote the excretion of Urine from the body (i.e. it may function as a diuretic) (due to Terpineol which increases the glomerular filtration rate of the Kidneys).
    Musculoskeletal System——Juniper Berries reputedly alleviate Rheumatoid Arthritis (according to folklore).
    Juniper may eliminate excess Uric Acid from the body (according to folklore)
    Juniper Bark—extract ( tea or alcohol) –was used to treat syphyllis as a astringent and internal as a tea or extract
    The Juniper Berries –are a cleanser of the organs especially liver and spleen-and clean thoroughly the kidneys—will unblock urinary blockages in the urinary tract as well
    Juniper berries –was used for a condition called dropsy—where the organs would droop—it may effect the organs in such away where it cleanses and removes the bulk within those organs that sag
    Juniper berry—when burned will fumigate a room where ailments have been
    Juniper Bark- was used as an antiseptic—what would be done –was to cut of a 4 squared inch off the tree bark and to boil it to the outer bark separated and then what was done the inner bark was then pulverized and then placed on a wound to heal
    Juniper berry – was used as a cold remedy by chewing on the berries and swallowing the juice
    Juniper berry—will assist in sweating and gas to alleviate the gassy intestines—was used as well for uterine obstructions
    Judge—Case of Seized Newborn May Now Proceed
    When Jodi Ferris arrived at Hershey Medical Center after giving birth in an ambulance, the last thing she and her husband, Scott, expected was to lose custody of their newborn daughter, forcing them to spend the first night of their daughter’s life sleeping in their car in the parking lot across the street.—But that is exactly what happened after Jodi—like any concerned mom—apparently asked hospital staff too many questions about the care her baby daughter was receiving.–In March we told you about the civil rights case HSLDA filed against the Pennsylvania social worker and Hershey Medical Center staff who seized “Annie” shortly after she was born.—Several months later, in July, the social worker and the medical defendants both asked the federal district court judge to dismiss the lawsuit. If these motions had been granted, the case would have ended.–Now, we’re pleased to report a major victory in this case. Last week the judge denied both motions to dismiss, allowing the Ferrises’ case to proceed.
    Case Recap—-Scott and Jodi had planned on having a home birth, but when Jodi’s labor progressed too quickly for the midwife to arrive, they called an ambulance. Annie was born on the way to the hospital.–At the hospital, Jodi was met with a flurry of activity. Some of it was what you would expect after delivering a baby in an ambulance. As any concerned mom would do, Jodi asked about the condition of her child and the care she was receiving.—Jodi received conflicting answers, ranging from a statement that Annie was doing fine to one that she would need stay in the hospital for three days. [U1] This understandably caused Jodi more concern and prompted her to ask her questions with more urgency.—Not too long after Jodi and Annie arrived, it appeared that the medical staff had had enough of Jodi questioning what they were doing. A government social worker, Angela Lopez-Heagy, entered Jodi’s room and announced that she was there to conduct an investigation of allegations the nature of which she refused to divulge[U2] .—-When Jodi told Lopez-Heagy that she wasn’t comfortable answering questions without knowing what the allegations were, the social worker told her that if Jodi wasn’t willing to cooperate she would call a police officer to take custody of Annie.—-The social worker grilled Jodi about why she had refused to allow the hospital to give Annie the hepatitis B vaccine, and asked other questions about Annie’s care that HSLDA believes fall within routine parental decision making.—From time to time, the social worker would leave the room to confer with hospital staff. A nurse physically blocked the door to prevent Jodi from also leaving.[U3] –Eventually the social worker told Jodi that she would need to agree to a “safety plan.” When Jodi asked to see the plan, Lopez-Heagy told her it wasn’t written down yet, but if she did not consent to the safety plan and agree to “whatever the hospital wanted,” she would lose custody of her newborn child[U4] .–Meanwhile, Scott had left to bring the Ferrises’ other children to a friends’ home. Jodi told the social worker that she was not comfortable signing a safety plan before Scott returned.
    Lopez-Heagy responded that she was not waiting any longer. If Scott returned by the time the safety plan was prepared, she said, he could review it. Otherwise, if Jodi didn’t sign the safety plan, “I’m calling the police and having them take custody of the baby.”
    That is exactly what happened. Jodi was directed by a uniformed police officer to hand her newborn daughter over to a nurse. Although she begged to be allowed to sign the safety plan even though Scott hadn’t returned, she was told, “That window has closed.”
    Jodi was then escorted off the hospital premises. On the way out she met Scott, who was just returning from dropping off the other children.—Jodi was allowed to return every three hours to nurse the baby, but she could not remain in the hospital. She and Scott slept in their car in the parking lot across the street.–The next morning, a juvenile-court judge returned Annie to Scott and Jodi. Two weeks later he dismissed the case against them.
    Why HSLDA Took This Case
    You may be asking yourself what the Ferris case has to do with homeschooling.
    Our hard-won homeschooling freedoms depend on parental rights. HSLDA is concerned that those rights are being eroded in many areas of our law and culture. Anytime and anywhere that parental rights are diminished, it ultimately affects homeschooling.
    One of the scenarios our lawyers hear about over and over again is similar to Scott and Jodi’s.–A homeschooling mom takes a child to the emergency room after an injury on the soccer field. The admitting nurse asks mom about immunizations and asks the child probing questions about guns in the home and whether the child feels safe with mom and dad.–The homeschool mama-bear instincts kick in and she objects.
    All too often, this innocent act of simply questioning medical personnel in a hospital results in a visit from a social worker to “encourage cooperation[U5] .”
    Hospitals and doctor’s offices should not be hostile environments. And asking doctors questions about the need for various treatments is not abuse or neglect.
    Yet, there appears to be a growing trend among doctors and nurses, especially in hospitals, to quickly summon social workers to coerce cooperation with their questions, tests, or recommendations—not to investigate suspected abuse or neglect.
    Some of those who read this will be surprised or even offended that we are suing doctors and nurses. We are certainly grateful for the expertise and skill that medical personnel employ to heal us and we are not intending to indict the entire profession.
    But many reading this will identify with Scott and Jodi. I know this because I have received dozens of emails from those folks.–One of the most important principles HSLDA is hoping to establish in this case is that hospital staff who collaborate with government social workers in situations like Scott and Jodi’s can be held liable for violating federal constitutional rights to the same extent as a government agent can be.
    A favorable outcome in the Ferris case would act as a deterrent to this type of conduct by healthcare workers in the future.
    The Decision
    When the medical defendants at Hershey Medical Center moved to dismiss our amended complaint, they argued that because they are not state employees, they should not be held liable for violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.
    In rejecting their argument, the judge held that “[t]he Amended Complaint thus establishes that the H[ershey] M[edical] C[enter] defendants knowingly set into motion and participated in a chain of events intending that a constitutional violation, namely the improper removal of [Annie] from her parents’ custody, would occur.” You may read the full decision here.–The judge’s decision allows HSLDA to proceed to the next phase of the case. Now we will be able to depose all of the defendants and gain access to their notes, records, and policies in preparation for trial.–We will also be engaging experts to testify that Annie faced no immediate threat to her health or safety that would justify what the defendants did here.
    We Need Your Help
    The homeschooling movement has grown and prospered over the past three decades. At the same time, however, parental rights in other areas of life are being nibbled away almost imperceptibly. -We don’t want to be like the proverbial frog that doesn’t feel the water heating up until it’s too late!–If we are going to stop this trend, we will need more people like Scott and Jodi who are willing to take a stand. And we will need to stand together with them in defense of parental rights as faithfully as we have for homeschooling freedom.–If you are reading this and are not a member of HSLDA, won’t you consider joining today? Your membership dues will help support all the work we do to defend and expand homeschooling freedom and parental rights. And by becoming a member, you will be standing for freedom with tens of thousands of other families. If you are already a member or would like to help more, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Homeschool Freedom Fund. Your generous gift will make it possible for us to pursue this case and others like it to establish precedents that will help protect all of us.—HSLDA is currently considering two new complicated cases involving homeschooled children who were seized by hospitals and a third involving an infant. And we will also be pursuing two other cases involving unconstitutional entry into the home, similar to the Loudermilk case, which is now on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.—Please pray that we would have wisdom and discernment and that the cases would protect and expand liberty. We thank you for your support.—Sincerely, James R. Mason, III HSLDA Director of Litigation
    Marine Chained to bed In Mexico

    I spoke with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s office and asked how we can help this Marine. In a story reported by McClatchy News, a drug cartel in the prison supposedly asked for $1800 for the release of John and it was reported John asked his family to please pay it. I asked if the family needed help raising that money and I was told by Ros-Lehtinen’s office that the family has reached out to their office and they are working with our Ambassador for John’s release. I asked how we can help John and I was told the best way to help John is sign this Petition, ask others to do the same and call your Congressmen and Senators.
    Please help this Marine and sign the Petition, forward and call your Congressmen and Senators!!! Let’s help bring this Marine home where he belongs. Also, I say we ring that phone up at the White House of which I did: -White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414, they referred me to the State Dept. Called the State Dept (202-647-4000) was told by the operator that she is sure we are doing something to help this Marine, transferred me to Public Affairs, had to leave a message with Ashley. –Waiting to hear back. Please sign this petition and make calls and please pray for John and his family. This President was just partying it up with Troop hater Psy while one of our Marines is chained to a bed. This is disgraceful!!!
    Thank you
    Beverly Perlson
    The Band of Mothers
    Kenya bans GMOs
    Thursday 22 November 2012
    The Kenyan government has banned imports of genetically modified organisms over health fears. On Wednesday, Health Minister Beth Mugo announced a ban on foods containing GM ingredients, effective immediately, pending tests on the health effects of the foods.
    Ms Mugo said health officials would ensure GM foods are removed from sale while tests are ongoing. She said, “My ministry wishes to clarify the decision was based on genuine concerns that adequate research had not been done on GMOs and scientific evidence provided to prove the safety of these foods.”
    The health minister added, “Where there is apprehension and uncertainty regarding the safety of food products, precaution to protect the health of the people must be undertaken.”
    A French study released in September linked consumption of GM maize to development of cancer in rats. However, since the study’s release, its reliability has been the subject of much debate. Although many scientists have criticised the study, released by researchers at the University of Caen, the Soil Association’s head of policy Peter Melchett said the team used the same methods regulators require in their licensing processes.
    Research organisations in the EU have called for more transparent testing of GM crops, in order to establish once and for all whether adverse environmental and health effects can arise from using the crops.
    Alzheimers mercury connection and Detoxification
    Alzheimer’s Disease Studies Many on-going studies have linked many aspects of amalgam mercury to brain tissue damage found in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Abstracts from these on-going studies are presented below. IV a) Trace Elements in Alzheimer’s Disease Brains Wenstrup, D., Ehmann, W.D., and Markesbery W.R., “Trace Element Imbalances in Isolated Subcellular Fractions of Alzheimer’s Disease Brains” Brain Research, 533 125-131 Elsevier Science Publishers (1990). ABSTRACT: Concentrations of 13 trace elements (Ag, Br, Co, Cr, Cs, Fe, Hg, K, Na, Rb, Sc, Se, Zn[U6] ) in isolated subcellular fractions (whole brain, nuclei, mitochondria, microsomes) of temporal lobe from autopsied Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients and normal controls were determined utilizing instrumental neutron activation analysis. Comparison of AD and controls revealed elevated Br (whole brain) and Hg (microsomes) and diminished Rb (whole brain, nuclear and microsomes), Se (microsomes) and Zn (nuclear) in AD. The elevated Br and Hg and diminished Rb are consistent with our previous studies in AD bulk brain specimens. Comparison of element ratios revealed increased Hg/Se, Hg/Zn and Zn/Se mass ratios in AD. Se and Zn play a protective role against Hg toxicity and our data suggest that they are utilized to detoxify Hg in the AD brain[U7]
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    [U1]This is a prime case of the lef hand not knowing what the right hand is doing
    [U2]So much for full disclosure and a gov’t by the people and for the people….maks you wonder what people—aliens—demons –fallen angles—makes you wonder eh what people or pesons Gov’t actually represents and who’s side they are on—One thing this is going to do is unite people and when this does there will be a reckoning—
    [U3]This would have been a justifiable reason to knock some one on there backside –this nurse should have bee n fired
    [U4]Will someone give this person head a shake!!! Who is going to agree to anything with out some legal representation —this is obviously a bullying and fear tactic to get you to surrender your rights to your offspring to the state—so again if this should occur tell them you are going to call your lawyer in on the seen and let them megotiate this meanwhile there is no grounds for this abduction and will confer with legal representation—if there is nothing they have then they will have to let you walk—but be aware the judge here was a rarety
    [U5]Now you have to ask yourself why is this being done—why the questions when ask that is really required is medical assistance—should make you stand up and go O or a bell should be ringing
    [U6]Ag-Silver– Br – Bromine—Co-Cobalt-Cr- Chromium-Cs-Cesiun-Fe-Iron-Hg-Mercury-K-Potassium-Na-sodium-Sc-Scandium-Se-Selenium-Zn-Zinc
    [U7]Special note—iodine does as well
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    Show of the Month December 14 2012
    D-limonene rich volatile oil from blood oranges inhibits angiogenesis — metastasis and cell death in human colon cancer cells
    Wormwood Tooth Protection
    Age Not Factor in Immunity to Viruses, Researchers Find
    Cancer– Exercise Reduces Tiredness
    Easy, At-Home Exercise Program Can Help Cancer Patients
    D-limonene rich volatile oil from blood oranges inhibits angiogenesis– metastasis and cell death in human colon cancer cells.
    Life Sci. 2012 Oct 5;91(11-12):429-39—Authors: Chidambara Murthy KN, Jayaprakasha GK, Patil BS—Abstract–AIMS: To identify the chemical constituents of volatile oil from blood orange (Citrus sinensis (L) Osbeck) and understand the possible mechanisms of inhibition of colon cancer cell proliferation.
    MAIN METHODS: Volatile oil was obtained from blood oranges by hydro-distillation. Nineteen compounds were identified by GC-MS and d-limonene was found to be the major component. The blood orange volatile oil was formulated into an emulsion (BVOE) and examined for its effects on viability of colon cancer cells. In addition, experiments were performed to understand the possible mechanism of proliferation inhibition, angiogenesis and metasasis by BVOE.
    KEY FINDINGS: BVOE exhibited dose-dependent inhibition of cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in the colon cancer cells, as confirmed by flow cytometry. Immunoblotting of colon cancer cells treated with BVOE shows dose-dependent induction of Bax/Bcl2) and inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Furthermore, treatment of serum starved SW480 and HT-29 cells with 100μg/ml BVOE suggested the inhibition of VEGF and markers associated with inhibition of angiogenesis. The antiangiogenic activity of BVOE was also confirmed by inhibition of in vitro tube formation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Dose-dependent anti-metastasis activity and blockage of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1) binding following treatment with BVOE were confirmed by cell migration assays and immunoblots to detect decreased expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-9).
    SIGNIFICANCE: The results of this study provide persuasive evidence of the apoptotic and anti-angiogenesis potential of BVOE in colon cancer cells. The extent of induction of apoptosis and inhibition of angiogenesis suggest that BVOE may offer great potential for prevention of cancer and may be appropriate for further studies.PMID: 22935404 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
    Wormwood Tooth Protection
    [Artemisia absinthium L. in complex treatment of inflammatory periodontal disease].
    Stomatologiia (Mosk). 2012;91(4):22-4–Authors: Krechina EK, Belorukov VV
    The effectiveness of Artemisia absinthium L. in complex treatment of inflammatory periodontal disease was assessed in the study by ELIZA evaluation of PGE2 in mixed saliva. Microcirculation in periodontal tissues was also assessed by means of laser Doppler flowmetry. It was found out that complex treatment involving Artemisia absinthium L. improves microcirculation in periodontal tissues and reduces inflammation.—PMID: 23011328 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
    Recipe—Make a rince of this by boiling wormwood for about 10 minutes—allow to cool and then mix with vodka 50/50 and then use as a rince—or gargle