Friday, 28 March 2014 23:22
Chocolate Health Benefits! Mar 29/14
Science & Technology News
Chemists discover secret to dark chocolate's health benefits
Mar 18, 2014 Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times
For years, chocolate lovers have remained blissfully unaware of the precise reason bittersweet dark chocolate seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until, now that is.
On Tuesday, researchers at meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas said they had solved the confection conundrum: Specific chocolate-loving microbes in the gut convert an otherwise indigestible portion of the candy into anti-inflammatory compounds, they said.
Using a series of modified test tubes to simulate humans' gurgling guts, researchers exposed several forms of cocoa powder to digestive juices and enzymes, and then to bacteria found in samples of human feces.
What they found was that after cocoa was "digested," long molecules called polyphenolic polymers remained within the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract.
The molecules are too large to cross the walls of the gut and be used as nutrients, according to researcher John Finley, a professor of food science and biochemistry at Louisiana State University.
"They do nothing for us except travel down the GI tract after we consume them," Finley said.
That is until they encounter some of the many microbes that inhabit the human colon, particularly Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, researchers said.
"These little guys say, 'Hey -- there's something in there that I can use,' and they start to break it down," Finley said.
The smaller molecules that result from this fermentation can travel through the gut wall and be used by the body, researchers said.
"These materials are anti-inflammatory and they serve to prevent or delay the onset of some forms of cardiovascular disease that are associated with inflammation," Finley said.
A number of short-term studies conducted in recent years have suggested that dark chocolate can cause blood vessels to dilate, and thus lower blood pressure, although this is not the case with white chocolate and milk chocolate.
It has been unclear exactly why this happens, but researchers had focused on the effects of anti-oxidant flavanols, such as catechin and epicatechin.
Finley said these were among the compounds that were poorly digested, yet acted upon by gut microbes. The other substance that was fermented was dietary fiber, which makes up about 30 percent of cocoa powder.
He said that the amount of cocoa powder that appeared to produce beneficial effects was about two tablespoons a day.
One of the issues involving dark chocolate, Finley said, was the amount of sugar and fat that chocolate candy contained. He said you could avoid those substances by putting cocoa powder on oatmeal, as he does.
He said it was possible that the beneficial compounds contained within cocoa powder might one day be processed into pill form, and noted that Mars Inc., the maker of M&M candy, was partially funding research into that possibility.
Finely said he wasn't very excited by this prospect.
"I would rather eat a big old chocolate cookie or a cup of cocoa than . . . take a pill," he said.
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 20:44
Stop Eating Wheat & Fluoride Poison, Food Video ? Mar 27/14
Why 80 Percent of People Worldwide Will Soon Stop Eating Wheat … or Die
by Natasha Longo
The future of wheat is certain, and it's toxic. There are as many health risks associated with the consumption of wheat as there are nutritional benefits claimed by the wheat industry. Why is there such a strong emphasis on the development of wheat products all over the world when there are so many adverse and crippling effects such as neurological impairment, dementia, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis and visceral fat accumulation, not to mention the full range of intolerances and bloating now experienced by millions of people?
Approximately 700 million tons of wheat are now cultivated worldwide making it the second most-produced grain after maize. It is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop and is considered a staple food for humans.
At some point in our history, this ancient grain was nutritious in some respects, however modern wheat really isn't wheat at all. Once agribusiness took over to develop a higher-yielding crop, wheat became hybridized to such an extent that it has been completely transformed from it's prehistorical genetic configuration. All nutrient content of modern wheat depreciated more than 30% in its natural unrefined state compared to its ancestral genetic line. The balance and ratio that mother nature created for wheat was also modified and human digestion and physiology could simply could not adapt quick enough to the changes.
The Nutritional Value of Wheat is Practically Non-Existent In Its Current Form
So-called health experts in nutrition who continue to promote the health benefits of wheat are extremely uninformed about the nature of modern wheat and its evolution from growth to consumption. It is shocking how many professionals in public health still recommend wheat products without an assessment of their individual requirements, especially considering the amount of evidence regarding its lack of nutrition and health risks for proportionally large segments of the population.
The majority of wheat is processed into 60% extraction, bleached white flour. 60% extraction-the standard for most wheat products means that 40% of the original wheat grain is removed. So not only do we have an unhealthier, modified, and hybridized strain of wheat, we also remove and further degrade its nutritional value by processing it. Unfortunately, the 40% that gets removed includes the bran and the germ of the wheat grain-its most nutrient-rich parts. In the process of making 60% extraction flour, over half of the vitamin B1, B2, B3, E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, and fiber are lost. Any processed foods with wheat are akin to poison for the body since they cause more health risks than benefits. The body does not recognize processed wheat as food. Nutrient absorption from processed wheat products is thus consequential with almost no nutritional value.
Some experts claim if you select 100% whole wheat products, the bran and the germ of the wheat will remain in your meals, and the health benefits will be impressive. This is again a falsity promoted by the wheat industry since even 100% whole wheat products are based on modern wheat strains created by irradiation of wheat seeds and embryos with chemicals, gamma rays, and high-dose X-rays to induce mutations. Whether you consume 10% or 100% of wheat is irrelevant since you're still consuming a health damaging grain that will not benefit, advance or even maintain your health in any way.
Dr. Marcia Alvarez who specializes in nutritional programs for obese patients says that when it comes to nutrition, wheat may be considered as an evil grain. "Modern wheat grains could certainly be considered as the root of all evil in the world of nutrition since they cause so many documented health problems across so many populations in the world." Dr. Alvarez asserted that wheat is now responsible for more intolerances than almost any other food in the world. "In my practice of over two decades, we have documented that for every ten people with digestive problems, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, arthritis and even heart disease, eight out of ten have a problem with wheat. Once we remove wheat from their diets, most of their symptoms disappear within three to six months," she added. Dr. Alvarez estimates that between the coming influx of genetically modified (GM) strains of wheat and the current tendency of wheat elimination in societies, that a trend is emerging in the next 20 years that will likely see 80% of people cease their consumption of wheat from any form.
The GM wheat currently being tested for approval for production in Canada is a new variety of hard red spring wheat which has been genetically engineered to be tolerant to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup. Monsanto Canada Inc. requested the approval of GE wheat from Health Canada in July 2002 and for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in December 2002.
In July 2009, the most hated company in the world Monsanto, announced new research into GM wheat and industry groups kicked their promotion of GM wheat into high gear. "Widespread farmer and consumer resistance defeated GM wheat in 2004 and this global rejection remains strong, as demonstrated by today's statement," said Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network.
There are now even claims by researchers in Australia have developed a form of salt-tolerant wheat that will allow farmers to grow crops in soil with high salinity. They created the new form of wheat by crossing a modern strain with an ancient species, and the researchers believe this new super-wheat will allow farmers to grow more food crops on land previously thought to be off limits to agriculture. Critics suggest that new strains will be foreign to current ecological systems and will be unsustainable without massive chemical intervention.
Industry claims that the introduction of GM wheat will lead to a reduction in herbicide use, a claim that has been made prior to the introduction of other herbicide tolerant (HT) crops such as Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans, canola and corn. These claims have been contradicted by US government statistics that show that GM HT crops such as RR crops use more pesticides than conventional crops. These state GM crops can receive as much as 30 percent more herbicide than non-GM crops. Not only do GM crops use more pesticides but they also force the farmer to purchase one single brand of herbicide, in this case Monsanto brand Roundup.
If introduced, GE wheat will enter farmers' rotations along with the already HT canola and soybeans. This compounds the issue of superweeds as each crop sown would be HT, so any seed that fell from the crop before harvest would pose a threat of becoming an uncontrollable weed, or contained by using increasingly toxic herbicides. How can we believe that pesticide use will decrease with GE wheat?
These developments are also taking place in the United States which is the third largest wheat producer in the world. Fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, and growth regulators are all becoming more chemically potent and their frequency of application continues to increase every 5 years. American scientists are currently developing GM strains of wheat conferring resistance to fungal diseases. Wheat is becoming such a transmutated grain, that it someday may not even be called wheat.
A powerful little chemical in wheat known as 'wheat germ agglutinin' (WGA) which is largely responsible for many of wheat's pervasive, and difficult to diagnose, ill effects. Researchers are now discovering that WGA in modern wheat is very different from ancient strains. Not only does WGA throw a monkey wrench into our assumptions about the primary causes of wheat intolerance, but due to the fact that WGA is found in highest concentrations in "whole wheat," including its supposedly superior sprouted form, it also pulls the rug out from under one of the health food industry's favorite poster children.
Each grain of wheat contains about one microgram of Wheat Germ Agglutinin (WGA). Even in small quantities, WGA can have profoundly adverse effects. It may be pro-inflammatory, immunotoxic, cardiotoxic … and neurotoxic.
Below the radar of conventional serological testing for antibodies against the various gluten proteins and genetic testing for disease susceptibility, the WGA "lectin problem" remains almost entirely obscured. Lectins, though found in all grains, seeds, legumes, dairy and our beloved nightshades: the tomato and potato, are rarely discussed in connection with health or illness, even when their presence in our diet may greatly reduce both the quality and length of our lives. Yet health experts dismiss the links between disease and wheat despite all the evidence.
Sunday, 23 March 2014 23:29
Aspartame Re-brand Health Risks & Soap Mar 24/14
Aspartame Being Re-Branded as AminoSweet: The Next Chapter in Aspartame’s Dangerous History
Aspartame’s presence in the world’s food supply has been the subject of great protest and controversy since the mid-1980′s when then CEO if Searle, Donald Rumsfeld, pushed for it’s approval to be sold on the market. As you may or may not remember, Mr. Rumsfeld went on to become George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense. But aside from Aspartame’s availability on the market proving, once again, the ease in which someone could take advantage of the Crony-Capitalist door that links Government and corporations, Aspartame has been consistently proven to harm whoever, or whatever, consumes it.
Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute in many foods and beverages. In the European Union, it is codified as E951, and is most popularly sold under the NutraSweet and Equal brand names.
The possible association between specific artificial sweeteners and cancer?
Studies in laboratory rats during the early 1970s linked saccharin with the development of bladder cancer. For this reason, Congress mandated that further studies of saccharin be performed and required that all food containing saccharin bear the following warning label: “Use of this product may be hazardous to your health. This product contains saccharin, which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals.”
The FDA’s own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress that without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer and that it violated the Delaney Amendment, which forbids putting anything in food that is known to cause cancer.
According to the top doctors and researchers on this issue, aspartame causes headache, memory loss, seizures, vision loss, coma and cancer. It worsens or mimics the symptoms of such diseases and conditions as fibromyalgia, MS, lupus, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue and depression.
“In 2005, the European Ramazzini Foundation published new findings of a long-term feeding study on aspartame conducted in rats. Scientists from ERF concluded from their study that aspartame causes cancer and the current uses and consumption of the sweetener should be re-evaluated.” (Read More Here) And what do you know? The EFSA and the FDA both found that the ERF’s conclusion was not supported by the data they collected, and that there was no need to “further review earlier scientific opinion on the safety of aspartame or to revise the Acceptable Daily Intake.”
Soap Challenges for the Body!
It's in soap. It's in detergent. It's even in toothpaste. No wonder 75% of people tested by the CDC have triclosan in their urine. The good news? You can generally avoid it by reading labels.
For the links between triclosan & breast cancer: http://bit.ly/187HKXW
Sunday, 16 March 2014 14:04
Sleep Apnea & Alzheimer Reports Mar 17/14
DECEMBER 2012 – JANUARY 2013 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 27
Sleep apnoea may affect one in four adults. If left untreated, it can play a role in causing heart attack, brain fog, hypertension, chronic fatigue, pain syndromes, stroke and cancer. It may be the result of underlying problems including hiatal hernia and chemical or EMF sensitivity.
Disordered breathing, including the temporary cessation of breathing, during sleep or attempted sleep is called sleep apnoea (or apnea). We will see that as many as one out of four adults may have this usually undiagnosed but life-threatening condition. The seriousness of untreated sleep apnoea is indicated by its linkage to accidents, hypertension and heart disease, and in 2012 it was even linked to increased likelihood of cancer. It is also a probable causative factor in the pandemic of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Thus, many people who seek out alternative practitioners may have sleep apnoea. It's not likely to be corrected by supplements. I have found it to be linked to other problems I have written about in NEXUS—including the hiatal hernia/vagus nerve imbalance syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and electromagnetic field sensitivity (EMFS). This article explains the different types of sleep apnoea, how they are tested for, and mainstream and holistic types of treatment for it.
The Nature, Causes, Prevalence and Dangers of Sleep Apnoea
Possible symptoms of sleep apnoea include trouble going to or staying asleep, or being tired and unrefreshed upon awakening. Being tired or sleepy during the day—including having full-blown narcolepsy—snoring, and waking up gasping are other possible symptoms. It is a mistake to think that sleep apnoea only affects the elderly or middle aged or the obese.
There are two main types of sleep apnoea: obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and central sleep apnoea (CSA). A third type is their combination, called mixed sleep apnoea (MSD). Obstructive sleep apnoea refers to the closing off of part of the airways in the throat. Snoring is usually heard in sufferers of OSA. Snoring does not always occur, but a close-by snorer can have a decibel level exceeding that of a jet flying 100 feet overhead. The snorer will almost never be able to hear his/her own snoring, but the partner sure can! Many a marriage may have been prevented or terminated due to the decibel levels emitted by the snoring sleep apnoea sufferer and the partner's own ensuing inability to sleep. So, saving a marriage can be another reason to be tested and treated.
Central sleep apnoea refers to the brain not sufficiently innervating the muscles of respiration, which include the diaphragm and the abdominal and rib muscles. CSA may be caused by cardiac conditions, including the usually hidden PFO—the patent foramen ovale or hole in the heart that I have written about in NEXUS [see 18/03]. The PFO or other cardiovascular problem can lead to hypoperfusion of the brain. It is thought that many people with just OSA eventually also develop the central form.
Obstructive sleep apnoea can be treated with devices (CPAP or BiPAP) which breathe into sufferers, and with surgery, dental appliances and other methods. These other methods can include tongue muscle exercises and advanced energy balancing. Central sleep apnoea is treated via the breathing devices, especially BiPAP. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may be a manifestation of sleep apnoea—perhaps, more likely, CSA.
Sleep apnoea—by virtue of the low oxygen states induced by obstructive or central sleep apnoea—stresses the heart, raises the blood pressure, ages the heart more rapidly and can cause a heart attack at any time if the apnoeic event lasts long enough. Diminished sleep, especially the rapid eye movement (REM) fraction, leads to a suboptimally functioning brain, which can cause narcolepsy, fatigue, accidents, "mental illness" and other problems.
A 2002 study reported: "On the basis of the average of prevalence estimates from these studies of predominantly white men and women with mean BMI [body mass index] of 25 to 28, we estimate that roughly 1 of every 5 adults has at least mild OSA and 1 of every 15 has at least moderate OSA."1 This presumably refers to people in the USA.
A poll taken in the USA in 2005 by David M. Hiestand, MD, PhD, et al. led to the following results:
"Of the 1,506 respondents, 26% (31% of men and 21% of women) met the Berlin questionnaire
criteria indicating a high risk of OSA. The risk of OSA increased up to age 65 years. A significant
number of obese individuals (57%) were at high risk for OSA. Those whose Berlin questionnaire scores indicated a high risk for OSA were more likely to report subjective sleep problems, a negative impact of sleep on quality of life, and a chronic medical condition than those who were at lower risk. Conclusions: As many as one in four American adults could benefit from evaluation for OSA. Considering the serious adverse health and quality-of-life consequences of OSA, efforts to expedite diagnosis and treatment are indicated."
In 2012, a groundbreaking article noted that hypoxia (an inadequate supply of oxygen), which occurs in sleep apnoea, promotes angiogenesis. This is an increase in the vascularity that is associated with tumour growth. The article stated that a 4.8 times higher incidence of cancer mortality may thus be associated with sleep apnoea.3 Sleep apnoea also entails increased risk for stroke and diabetes.
Note that it appears that most studies or polls only looked for obstructive sleep apnoea and not central sleep apnoea. So the percentage, at least in the USA, may be even higher, and the physician-authors are probably being conservative as well. Thus the prevalence of all forms of sleep apnoea may be 25 per cent or more of adults in some countries.
So, sleep apnoea is pandemic in western society. It is a leading cause of fatigue, brain fatigue and rapid ageing. Predisposing factors for sleep apnoea include sinus disease, tonsillectomy, obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption and, as noted and in my opinion, the hiatal hernia syndrome and also MCS and EMFS. It is important to note that many quite thin people also can have sleep apnoea. I believe that additional factors can be causative as well, and they include hypothyroidism and infection with micro-organisms—such as the very small spirochetes that cause Lyme disease and other diseases. These may get into the brain or otherwise play a role here. A tendency towards having trigger points can play a role here as well. Sleeping on a memory foam mattress or overlay may help (after it has outgassed, for those with MCS). Of course, this works both ways. Sleep apnoea contributes to causing fibromyalgia and other pain syndromes.
The more problematic central sleep apnoea usually does not entail snoring. CSA may be more problematic because there may be less likelihood of the person's waking up during an apnoeic event, as the brain's signals are diminished with CSA—as opposed to OSA where a throat blockage occurs and the person usually awakens, sometimes gasping.
It sounds innocuous to say "she died peacefully in her sleep". But what if "she" had undiagnosed sleep apnoea and could have lived several more years? So if the testing or treatment seems problematic, or if you just don't envision this as a serious problem, imagine this. Someone is coming into your room up to 100 times an hour, and he goes towards you and places his hands on your throat and chokes you for 30 seconds or longer. Many people who undergo the sleep test are shocked to find that they have had serious apnoeic events up to 100 times an hour. What you feel as an inability to go to sleep is revealed during the test as numerous apnoeic events. So, envision ridding yourself of someone choking you many times each night.
What took place some eight years ago with a client can be instructive. The person had MCS and EMFS. She also reported strange feelings and difficulty during the night, awakening with great distress. I told her that this could well be sleep apnoea and that she should immediately schedule a test and get treatment if she had sleep apnoea. Her husband replied that she did not snore. To this, I replied that this could mean that she had the even more problematic central sleep apnoea, and again I implored her to get tested as soon as possible. She replied that she had MCS and EMFS, and it was too difficult. I nonetheless implored her again. She did not schedule any type of testing, and she died in her sleep just a few weeks later. She was in her forties.
Yes, both the testing and treatment can be difficult for someone with MCS and/or EMFS. Indeed, sensitivity to chemicals or EMF can be part of the cause of sleep apnoea. As far as chemicals are concerned, you may be reacting to fragrance, formaldehyde, mould or other things in the room or bed—both at home or at the sleep centre. Regarding EMF, you may be reacting to the AC current in the room or from nearby towers, Wi-Fi or even the coils in your mattress that can absorb and re-radiate radiowaves or microwaves.
The kindling effect may play a large role in sleep problems. Just looking at TV or computer monitor screens can lead to hyper brain states. Indeed, I have had clients report back, after I had tested them, that not only was their sleep better but their asthma or hypoglycaemia was better when they avoided TV and the Internet. Some people also have hyperacusis and must avoid sounds to feel and sleep better. Again, the PFO or other cardiovascular problem may be causing hypoperfusion in the brain. Also, allergic or porphyric reactions to foods such as wheat, sugar, caffeine or others can also cause hyper states in many people.
Testing for Sleep Apnoea
The testing of sleep apnoea is called polysomnography. The person reports to a sleep centre for 10 to 12 hours. After a briefing and orientation to the room, the subject is "wired up" with sensors.These sensors may be placed on the chest, legs (looking for restless leg syndrome), face and throat.Sensors on the head will be part of an electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure brain waves, and there will also be an electrocardiogram (ECG) run throughout the test.
Real-time monitoring and video recording also take place. Because of the cost, the distance from and the different environment of the sleep centres, various types of home testing are now available. Here, the various types of sensors and recording devices may monitor REM/deep sleep or chest or body movement. None of these devices can duplicate a full polysomnography nor include its immediate testing of the air machines and nasal or nasal/mouth cannulae, but they have home, cost, quickness and reusability advantages.
During the test, if the sleep technician sees—or the sensors indicate—significant sleep apnoea and/or concomitant medical problems, he or she may come into the room and put the subject on an air pressure machine.
When this occurs, the optimum settings for inhalation and exhalation can be gauged. Different types of nasal or nasal/mouth attachments can also be tested for efficacy. Sometimes, due to insufficient sleep during the test, a second test may be desired.
If both a sleep centre and home testing are not available to you in your region or country, the following can be used to help determine the possibility of your having sleep apnoea. Medical oxygen suppliers often can provide a recorded-pulse oximetry kit for home use. This test entails a pulse oximeter placed overnight on a fingertip and attached to a recorder. Episodes of hypoxia may be evidence of apnoeic events—especially if other heart and lung diseases have been ruled out. Pulse rate is also recorded this way. It may be a good idea for
sufferers of any chronic illness to purchase their own pulse oximeter, as these now sell for under $50—about one-tenth of what they were a dozen years ago when I first bought one for myself and my clients. The oximeter shines an LED light through the fingernail and detects the oxygen level on the haemoglobin of red blood cells. Overnight pulse oximetry, of course, cannot detect such things as insufficient REM sleep.
Air Pressure Devices
There is a very significant difference between the two types of air pressure machines available: CPAP and BiPAP.
CPAP denotes continuous positive airway pressure. CPAP devices have one continuous level, or one maximum level, of air pressure— presumably optimally determined from analysing the polysomno- graphy data. CPAP was invented in 1980 by Dr Colin Sullivan, a physician and SIDS researcher from Sydney, Australia. Prior to that, tracheotomy was actually employed for (severe) sleep apnoea.
BiPAP refers to bi-level positive airway pressure. The "bi- level" means that two different settings are used with these devices. The higher level refers to the maximum pressure that the machine can emit when it senses you are—or should be—breathing in, and the lower level is the device's maximum pressure when it senses that you are breathing out. The higher air pressure is needed to force air past blocked airways.
Some of these devices can sense if they need to emit their maximal pressures during inspiration and expiration, and they may emit a pressure less than their maxima if it is not needed at that moment.
Regarding EMF, you may be reacting to the AC current in the room or from nearby towers, Wi-Fi or even the coils in your mattress that can absorb and re-radiate radiowaves or microwaves.
Even in patients without sleep apnoea, BiPAP machines are now being used for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, asthma and heart failure.
The difference between CPAP and BiPAP devices is evident during the exhalation phase. With BiPAP, this pressure is significantly less than the pressure during inhalation, so the person does not have to breathe out against the higher pressure when it is not necessary to do so. The CPAP device has only the one level, though more recent CPAP devices may have some (sensor-controlled) variability capability. The point is that, for some or many, it can be an unnecessary struggle to breathe out against the machine. The elderly, asthmatics, the obese and people with other conditions can have great difficulty with CPAP. Indeed, it is hoped here that CPAP will eventually be eliminated and that everyone who tries these devices uses a BiPAP. It is estimated that about 50 per cent of people who try CPAP discontinue its use. Many of these people do not get other treatments and so are at great risk. Perhaps if only BiPAP were used, the 50 per cent figure would go down.
If you get a CPAP or BiPAP device, make sure it has a heated humidifier. With this, the air first passes over a container of water, which itself can be heated. This prevents dry and/or cold air from entering your lungs, which could cause problems. People with asthma or reactive airways disease (RAD) or other medical conditions will not do well with dry or cold air. Inexpensive bacterial and viral filters can also be added to the air hose line.
Dental Appliances and Surgical Options
Another possible treatment for OSA is the fitting of an oral appliance. Specially trained dentists can make a moulding and create a dental appliance that facilitates keeping the airway in the back of the throat open during sleep, thus preventing or reducing apnoeic events. However, this does not help with central sleep apnoea.
People with significant sinus disease may not be able to use CPAP or BiPAP devices.
I knew someone who had nasal surgery, and because of this, when she tried to use CPAP, the air went into her stomach, not her lungs, and she had a dental appliance fitted.
Advocates of the Buteyko system report that just taping the lips closed during sleep, to prevent low CO2 status (hypocapnia), can improve sleep.Surgery for OSD is also available,
and there are at least three variations: traditional (scalpel) surgery, radio wave surgery and laser surgery. The first is probably performed most often. The last, laser surgery, is probably the most expensive but is said to yield the best results and quickest recoveries— though insurance companies often only reimburse for the first option, and then only if the pressure devices cannot be used or tolerated. With the second and third options, radio waves and laser beams burn away some of the throat tissue.
Note that with all three types of throat surgery, some people have reported that their throat tissue grew back. I know that those who do neural therapy injections would not advise the massive creation of scar tissue, but I do know people who did well with laser surgery.
Hiatal Hernia and Hypoglycaemia Connections
There is clearly a hiatal hernia connection with sleep apnoea. I have had clients tell me that upon following my advice and elevating the top of their bed and/or sleeping on a wedge, their "insomnia" vanished or improved. Obviously, all the diet and lifestyle changes I noted in my NEXUS article would be a good idea here [see 18/04], as would doing the simple self-help corrections for the hernia, diaphragm and vagus nerve depicted in my book.5 A good time to do these corrections is before going to bed.
Now, one of the mainstays of hiatal hernia treatment is not to eat for several hours before going to sleep, but this can be problematic for those with reactive hypoglycaemia or porphyria.
If you get a CPAP or BiPAP device, make sure it has a heated humidifier. With this, the air first passes over a container of water, which itself can be heated. This prevents dry and/or cold air from entering your lungs...
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:31
Vaccine Brain Damage Mar 12/14
The Central Mechanism By Which Vaccines Induce Autism - Dr. Russell Blaylock Lecture
Dr. Blaylock speaking at the National Autism Association (NAA). 1 hr. 9 min
Vaccines, Neurodevelopment and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Danger of Excessive Vaccination During Brain Development: The Case for a Link to Autism Spectrum Disorders (Extracts; to read the entire paper visit: russellblaylockmd.com)
Highly recommended information linking VACCINES and neurological development DAMAGE
Inge’s Added Comment: If one enters into the debate on whether Vaccines administered to Infants and children are safe, and whether there is a link between vaccine-induced immunological response and brain development disruption, including the autism spectrum, one might logically listen to neurologists who specialize in brain function and immunological research.
Dr. Blaylock is an internationally recognized neurologist and thoroughly researched expert in the relationship of vaccines to excitotoxins and neurodevelopment, especially in fetuses, infants and children.
Even though this presentation is very technical, detailed and rather lengthy – it presents the “How It Functions” in unmistakable detail. It presents the information that we NEED to KNOW before we take positions in an information vacuum.
It is suggested that those who are adamant “Infant Vaccines are SAFE” proponents might do well, before parroting conventional propaganda ignorance, to acquaint themselves with the Brain-Function Science presented here by this a highly respected neurologist.
Dr Blaylock addresses the VACCINE CONNECTION at approx the 30 min point in this video.
If you are short of time PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Listen to at least this section.
Dr. Blaylock comments on the refusal of “Evidence-based Medicine” vaccine proponents to address Real Scientific Research. - No matter how voluminous.
Comment by Dr. Blaylock
In 1976, children received 10 vaccines before attending school. Today they will receive over 36 injections. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control assured parents that it was safe to not only give these vaccines, but that they could be given at one time with complete safety. Is this true? Or are we being lied to on a grand scale?
The medical establishment has created a set of terms, which they use constantly to boost their egos and firm up their authority as the unique holders of medical wisdom -- the mantra is "evidence-based medicine", as if everything outside their anointing touch is bogus and suspect. A careful examination of many of the accepted treatments reveals that most have little or no scientific "evidence-based" data to support it. One often repeated study found that almost 80% of medical practice had no scientific backing.
(The mantra is "evidence-based medicine", as if everything outside their anointing touch is bogus and suspect. )
Blaylock’s Comment regarding “so-called by Declaration”
I find it interesting that there exist an incredible double standard when it comes to our evidence versus theirs. The proponents of vaccination safety can just say they are safe, without any supporting evidence what-so-ever, and it is to be accepted without question.
They can announce that mercury is not only safe, but that it seems to actually increase the IQ, and we are to accept it.
They can proclaim thimerosal safe to use in vaccines without their having ever been a single study on its safety in over 60 years of use, and we are to accept it.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 21:29
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 13:33
Canola Health Affects Mar 11/14
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Canola oil: The #1 hidden health danger
by: S. D. Wells
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/043948_canola_oil_hidden_health_dangers_food_bar.html#ixzz2vZLdhBYK\
NaturalNews) Step right up to your favorite food bar, whether at Whole Foods, Harris Teeter or Farm Fresh, and "get you some" potato salad, coleslaw, egg salad, pasta salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, baked goods, or just make your own salad with lots of salad "dressing" and you are most likely getting a few heaping tablespoons of rapeseed oil with each serving, better known these days as canola oil. Now, whether or not there really is any such thing as organic canola oil, well, the jury is still out on that one. Regardless, canola oil is not good for you, and it ALL goes through a "deodorizing" processing stage that removes the "stink" of rapeseed, in case you didn't know.
Canola oil can have detrimental effects on your health, especially the genetically modified (GM) canola that Monsanto so conveniently manufacturers for the masses to consume. It's all mixed into those fancy, condiment-loaded, creamy salads at the friendly grocer, and it's FRESH! Step right up to the fresh bar! Add in some tasty conventional spices and keep it hot or cold in those little bins for those "whole" food enthusiasts. Lots of people pack a few of the canola "mixtures" into plastic (BPA) containers and take them home. What exactly are you taking home, though?
There is no such thing as a canola plant
Wait, did you think there was a canola plant, like corn, soy or sunflower? Did you think making canola is just about pressing seeds? How DOES rapeseed oil magically turn into canola oil? It's "deodorized" with a chemical component. Do you want to put a "hex" on your health? Insert "hexane" and wait for problems to rear their ugly head. Hexane, a vapor component of gasoline, is used to process oils and has been since World War II. And yes, hexane is flammable. Hexane is a chemical made from crude oil, the mainstream solvent extraction method of the entire Western world. So how is this organic? Good question.
The omega-3 fatty acids of processed canola oil are transformed during the deodorizing process into trans fatty acids. The reason why canola is particularly unsuitable for consumption is that it contains a very-long-chain fatty acid called erucic acid, which under some circumstances is associated with fibrotic heart lesions.
Here's an interesting fact: In 1985, the Federal Register (official journal of the federal government of the United States) stated that the FDA outlawed canola oil in infant formulas because it retarded growth. So, 25 years ago it was not good for babies, but now it's suddenly okay for everyone else? ( http://www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com)
There's a "not-so-heart-healthy" nation just below Canada
Just when you think that you're eating healthy, you get fooled again. It's the "cash crop" canola con! They've exploited that "gray area" so well for years. If you're not sure, it probably "ain't pure." Oh, but its Canada's top export to the USA by the millions of pounds of seed, oil, and meal per year.
But wait, some fast food chains were bragging recently because they are getting rid of their trans fat oils and switching to canola oil, like it's some big move toward a "heart-healthy" nation, instead of using that pesticide-ridden soybean oil. So they must have been using that "close by choice" sales trick, where the consumer chooses from a lesser of evils but still falls for the gag. Sounds like two-party politics. So what's your mayonnaise made with? What is the most prominent ingredient of your salad dressing, meaning what are the first few ingredients listed, because you know food manufacturers must list ingredients from the most first to the least last, right?
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