“Weight loss ups mobility by 50 %”

From the American College of Rheumatology annual conference in Chicago this week,

“Losing a moderate amount of weight can mean big pain relief to sufferers of knee arthritis.

5-10 percent loss of body weight can result in upwards of a 50% increase in mobility and a significant drop in pain levels.”

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“Hope for healing Vitamin D + Cancer”

“This is like the Holy Grail of cancer medicine; vitamin D produced a drop in cancer rates greater than that for quitting smoking, or indeed any other countermeasure in existence.”

~ Dennis Mangan, clinical laboratory scientist

The Vitamin D Council, a nonprofit educational corporation based in California, launches their “Vitamin D and Cancer” campaign today, presenting 20 detailed summaries of the evidence on the role of vitamin D in preventing cancer. Epidemiologist Dr. William Grant prepared the evidence-based summaries. He is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center (SUNARC) and serves as the Science Director for the Vitamin D Council.

Some researchers believe the link between vitamin D sufficiency and a decreased risk in cancer is promising. A randomized controlled trial found a 77% reduction in all-cancer incidence when the study group supplemented with 1100 IU/day of vitamin D plus 1450 mg/day calcium. Says Dr. Grant, “Based on various studies of UVB, vitamin D and cancer to date, it appears that global cancer burden can be reduced by 15-25% if everyone had vitamin D blood levels above 40 ng/ml.”

The summaries can be found under the “Health conditions” tab on the Vitamin D Council website, or more specifically at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/cancer/. The Vitamin D Council hopes the campaign will spread more awareness about the importance of vitamin D sufficiency and the dangers of vitamin D deficiency.

For the top ten facts about vitamin D and cancer click here.

Information provided courtesy of the Vitamin D Council.

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” Treating Autism with Craniosacral Therapy “

By Gloria Flores, CST-D guest author

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system, and the body system that has the most impact on your central nervous system is your craniosacral system.  By helping the central nervous system to perform at its best, Craniosacral Therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being.
Craniosacral Therapy is an alternative approach to traditional healthcare that was developed from clinical trials at Michigan State University beginning in 1975. At that time, Dr. John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. led a team of anatomists, physiologists biophysicists and bioengineers to test and document the influence of therapy on the body’s craniosacral system – the bones, membranes, and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

How Can Craniosacral Therapy Help Autism?
Today there are a variety of treatments available for the treatment of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder, but Craniosacral Therapy has proven to be outstanding among popular methods of alternative treatment.

Dr. Carlos Pardo, researcher at John’s Hopkins University, has performed detailed analysis of Autism patients, used cerebrospinal fluid to evaluate markers of neuro-inflammation in patients with regressive forms of Autism. His research found increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and inflammatory changes in the cerebrospinal fluid of the autistic patients studied.

These changes can compromise the craniosacral system causing loss of flexibility and probable inflammation of the membrane layers surrounding the brain. This can result in abnormal pressure changes within the brain, causing brain tissue congestion and toxicity.
Craniosacral Therapy focuses on balancing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and restoring mobility to the membrane layers surrounding the brain, helping the brain flush toxins and inflammation out of brain tissue.  It gently and non-intrusively unlocks cerebrospinal fluid passageways along the length of the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system. This elevates biochemical processing, increasing the function of neurons and neurological pathways. Increased mobility of brain tissues and fluids helps decrease the abnormal strain the brain has been under. Brain cells are then able to better process and react to all sorts of information.  Craniosacral Therapy should be continued until the child reaches adulthood since there’s a tendency for the membranes to tighten as growth spurts occur.
Parents of children with Autism often report that after Craniosacral Therapy sessions their child is more relaxed, better to make eye contact, is more verbal, demonstrates improved socialization, and increased ability to express love and affection. Improved function of the craniosacral system has been shown to be beneficial in relieving typical autistic behaviors such as head banging, thumb sucking and toe walking. These behaviors can be either alleviated or diminished with Craniosacral Therapy because small changes in the craniosacral system can create even larger changes in the entire body.
Because of its positive effect on so many body systems, Craniosacral Therapy is now practiced by a wide variety of healthcare professionals, including Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists and other professional body workers.

About the author

Gloria Flores, CST-D is a diplomate level certified Craniosacral Therapist and a California State certified massage therapist, a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and author. She teaches Craniosacral Therapy to healthcare professionals and the public. Contact Gloria  and her Upledger profile
Gloria can be contacted by email at: gloria@craniosacralcare.com

Resources
Excerpts courtesy of Discover Craniosacral Therapy
Excerpts courtesy of  healing-arts.org
Excerpts courtesy of  Brain’s Immune System Triggered in Autism
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“Haiti is getting clean H2O”

Clean water in various parts of the world clean water is the gold standard -not the norm.

Even before the earthquake, conditions in Haiti were quite desperate. Just behind our hotel in Port-au-Prince, we visited a creek bed. Just above this area it was clear that this valley was used as the neighborhood trash dump. Pigs and goats fed on the trash.

As terrible as that was, nothing prepared us for this: animals using the same creeks that Haitians drink from everyday. When you live in the city and don’t have access to water in Haiti you either get water from a water truck or scavenge it from open water sources like this one.

Check out how it is coming now to Haiti.

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” Biophotons – light that heals”

The Science of Biophotons Healing with light
By Johan Boswinkel

In the late 1970’s,  biophotons were discovered by the German physicist Fritz-Albert Popp. Biophotons are photons (light particles) that are emitted by living systems. Fritz-Albert Popp discovered that in healthy cells the light emission was coherent (waves with similar direction, amplitude, and phase that are capable of exhibiting interference.) and that the radiation of photons was chaotic in diseased systems.

I read about these findings in the early eighties and it answered my question about human beings, how and why do they function as they are. I wondered why human beings are being eliminated in all science, even in the medical sciences. You learn all about organs, bacteria, drugs, etc., but nothing about human beings. It is perhaps because then all becomes very unpredictable but without the human beings involved all has nothing to do with reality.

The publications by Fritz Albert Popp made clear to me that we are all light beings, something that was known in ancient Egypt, as has already been described in “The Book of the Dead”. It also says that people thought with their hearts., something that is really possible. If you think with your heart then your heart and your brains do not get into conflict and you have no stress.

The biophotons are information packages that control all biochemical reactions. They are the electromagnetic signals that precede every biochemical reaction.

The biophotons are so incredibly weak that a very strong photomultiplier was needed to be able to detect them. The photomultiplier was so strong that it could detect a glow worm at a able to detect them at a distance of 20 kilometers.distance of 20 kilometers.

The biophotons are emitted by every cell. Because there is only one source per cell, Dr. Popp assumed that the DNA was emitting them, because the DNA is the only thing of which there is only one in every cell. I found that there is another possibility and that is if the biophotons are not an emission but a reflection. Due to quite a number of “coincidences” I have come to the belief that the biophotons are actually the light of the soul.

All information is in the light
The body reveals its total condition in the light that is emitted from the cells. If a system is healthy then the biophoton measurement shows a straight line on a log-log model. If there is a disturbance in the light, the log-log line is in the form of a hyperbole. There is the same phenomenon using the measurements of the acupuncture points: no disturbance gives a straight line using the galvanic skin resistance (EAV= Electro Acupiuncture according to Voll) and a disorder gives a curved line. It seems that measurement of the biophotons corresponds with measurement of the galvanic skin resistance, i.e. the biophotons determine the skin resistance.

Death the absence of light
This also shows with death. From the research done by Firtz Albert Popp we know that with death all light disappears and that one cannot get any measurements with the EAV system if one is dead. Prof. Claude Vincent already informed us many years ago that the EAV method is the easiest method to determine if somebody is dead.  Approximately 4% of all people are buried alive. They seem dead but are not.
Death of a cell is also remarkably similar to death of a star. When a cell dies it changes into a supernova whereby the light emission increases a thousandfold and then goes back to zero in about 72 hours.  Probably these are the moments when very seriously ill people suddenly get better, only to die after a few days. These couple of days are the days of the supernova. During these days the body balances itself out and one will find all points on the body with exactly the same value.

All acupuncture points have their own meridian
Although it seems that an acupuncture meridian has many points on it, I have come to the conclusion that each point has its own meridian. Each of the those meridiasn occupy the same space and therefore it looks like one meridian but in fact they are different. Energetically this is definitely possible if all points have their own wavelength on which they transfer information. This seems the only way that each point can be linked to a specific part of an organ or a particular system, like Dr. Voll has already shown.

I have also noted a distinct relationships between physical conditions and measured values on acupuncture points. I have called the meridians biophoton highways and I placed the TW and CI meridians as circles around and inside the pentagon of the 5 elements. I felt they had no place inside the 5 element teaching. I have the impression that the hormonal system(TW) and the Circulation are in the body but not of the body.

The roots of dis-ease
Over the years I traced many symptoms back to their causes. For example: Crohn’s disease and Colitis Ulcerosa are caused by appendicitis, a lot of lung problems, including Asthma, are caused by a whiplash, which is a very common ailment, not just caused by car collisions but by many conditions, even by birth itself.
Homeopathy
Homeopathy has also been a very important tool in my research. After all, homeopathic remedies are also full of biophotons. I found that potencies higher than 9x (D9) have an opposite information signal, i.e. the lower potencies (below 9x (D9)) have the same signal, the potencies higher than 9x (D9) have an opposite signal and thus a neutralizing function.

Conclusions
Biontology, as I have come to call my biophoton system, is a synthesis of the teachings of many modalities: ayurvedic, homeopathy, acupuncture, orthodox medicine,physics  and modern technologies. Of all modalities I have taken that part which I consider to be universal truth. The rest of the teachings I have discarded as being not valid anymore. A lot of the systems have been developed in ancient times and were for particular cultures at particular times. Humanity has changed. In my opinion the various modalities are very useful in treating natural diseases, but are not very successful in treating man-made illnesses which I believe is the majority of things that have gone wrong with the people. Often it is said that modern medicine has made people live longer, but as Fritz Popp has said, modern medicine has made people die slower.

Biophoton therapy
The biophoton therapy is a biofeedback system, whereby the body regulates itself. It chooses the remedial wavelengths iteself and also chooses the remedies and the quantities by itself, all is based on resonance.  The therapist makes the remedies available but the body chooses which ones it wants and how much of them. With the biophoton therapy we mostly make use of complex homeopathy and nosodes and only in some cases we make use of single remedies, but also the single remedies are in potency accords of 12 x (D12), 30x (D30) and 200 x (D200).

Resetting the body
The therapy is effective in almost all functional disturbances of the body, but also in plants and animals. This is because the therapists does not do the diagnosis but the body itself. The same thing happens with the therapy, the body does it itself. Contrary to orthodox medicine and most of complemetary medicine, the biophoton therapy  does not treat symptoms, in other words it does not treat diseases or pains.

Biontology treats causes or it treats the self restoring capabilities of the body.

Then the body itself treats the diseases.

And in this the biontology sets itself apart from all other medicine
Animals and little children restore fastest. I believe this is because children and animals have one thing in common: they do not think. This phenomena has been a research object in one of the theses: 92.7% of 133 chronic complaints had disappeared within 2 weeks of biophoton therapy. Children and animal sessions only take a few minutes.
Qualitative Biophoton Science
Biophotons are considered main stream science by universities. They have been proven to exist and it is very likely that they control all biochemical reactions. Approximately 60 Universities do research into the biophotons, but I believe that this will not lead to any breakthroughs. This is because science only does quantitative research while the biophotons have more to do with quality.
Biophotons also have to do with reality. For something to be scientific, it has to be repeatable. In nature, nothing is ever repeatable, therefore nature is not scientific. Billions of changes happen every split second.
Together with the Inter-University College in Graz, Austria, we have created this “non-science” of biophotons into a science. It is a non science because its effects can only be found in the quality, but 16 theses have proven the effects of the therapy:
biophoton therapy and its perceptible effect on human blood; biophoton therapy and quality of life of children with chronic complaints and food hypersensitivities; health and quality of life of clients with random complaints under treatment with biophoton therapy; the effect of biophoton intervention on the pH level of aging milk;

Research papers by J.Boswinkel include: “Repeatability of measurements using biophoton device;  The  effects of biophoton treatment, on isolated cortical neurons of rats, using the biophoton device; Germination of wheat seedlings and treatment with the biophoton device.
Education
The Health Angel Academy and the Institute of Applied Biophoton Sciences offer continuous education and practical training in various countries.

The Science of Biophotons Healing with light

Other research into biophoton energy includes

In 2010 17 students attained their master degrees at the Inter-University College in Graz, Austria. The master degress were in Complementary and Integrated Health Sciences, with specialization in biophotons, At present there are 7 students going on for their doctoral program.
Current agriculture research
Since February of this year another research project is under way. It is a research project of the Agricultural  University of Wageningen in Holland. The research project focuses on the health of chicken and eggs and hope to improve their health by means of the biophotons. In August there will be two more research projects starting: one on tomatoes and one on potatoes.

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“Infant saved using Vitamin D in ER”

Vitamin D literally grasps infant from certain death
July 28, 2011

The beginning of the emergency room visit looked bad for the 16-month-old infant. He was in full cardiac arrest. His heart had stopped beating (asystole) but the Swiss hospital crew applied advanced cardiac life support and got the infant’s heart beating once again. When the child’s blood work came back, the doctor immediately noted his calcium was about one-third of what it should be (his ionized calcium was .42 instead of between 1.15 – 1.5), and so the doctor administered IV calcium.

While this was occurring, one of the team noted bowing (curving) of the child’s legs and his wrists were swollen, so the doctor included a vitamin D blood test to the additional blood tests. The child’s vitamin D level was 5.7 instead of in the normal range of 30-100 ng/ml.

On more careful exam, the doctor noted frontal bossing (front of head sticks out), a rachitic rosary (beading along the rib where bone and cartilage meet), hypotonia (muscle flabbiness) and wide wrists and ankles. These are the common signs of vitamin D deficient rickets.

The doctor gave the infant 5,000 IU/day of vitamin D for 3 months resulting in a 25(OH)D level of 65 ng/ml (the FNB/IOM committee members would not be happy). This paper, in today’s edition of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, has reproductions of the infants wrist x-rays before and after the vitamin D. The before x-rays look like the x-rays of the children whose parents are unjustly arrested for child abuse, but after 3 months of vitamin D, the x-rays looked perfectly normal.

Chehade et al. Acute Life-Threatening Presentation of Vitamin D Deficiency Rickets. J Clin Endo and Metab. July 27, 2011 Current Issue.

After the medical team stabilized the child, the doctor obtained a dietary history from the parents; the only group that would be satisfied is La Leche League. For the first 10 months of his life, the infant got nothing but breast milk and for the last 4 months got nothing but breast milk and a little rice water. His dark skin and lack of sunlight, combined with his mother’s belief that breast milk alone is all children need to thrive, condemned him to severe rickets and a serum calcium low enough to stop his heart from beating.

When I practiced emergency medicine in the 1970s and 80s, I saw similar cases of asystole and can tell you that the few who survive asystole often have brain damage. Not this child; he thrived once his body got what most breast milk does not have (95%) and that is vitamin D. As Professor Bruce Hollis is about to prove to the world, that simply means 95% of lactating women are vitamin D deficient. A few lucky breast-feeding infants have mothers wise enough to take 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily. Those women have plenty of vitamin D in their breast milk, enough to make this Swiss nightmare only a memory of the new FNB dark ages.

If only the recent FNB had the courage to address all the women with levels below the 20 ng/ml (the level the FNB said was adequate). They know the main way to address the 25% of women with such levels is food fortification, but they chose not to make any food fortification recommendations. Rather, they dispensed advice they know most of these women will not follow. May God and the souls of the lost children forgive them.

-John J. Cannell, M.D.

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“Vitamin D + Autism symptoms

Vitamin D is not really a vitamin at all – it is a pre-hormone that’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight exposure. As such, it is an integral part of human health and longevity.

Dr. Cannell answers reader’s questions and sheds light on some of the latest papers on

vitamin D. 

On Autism

Dear Dr. Cannell:
My son James weighs 48lb, he is 7 yrs old. He had autistic symptoms for almost 5 years (first noticed when he was 2 yrs old). I initially started him on 2,000 IU last November after he caught the flu. Two weeks later, I noticed improvements in areas of social interaction, verbalization. I then increased his dosage to 5,000 IU per your recommendation, and he got better.

His progress has been so great that his kindergarten teacher and Speech Therapist have recommended that he exit the Early Intervention Program.

He is more social, making friends easily, participating in cooperative play, and soon to be in a regular classroom. I think it might be bad luck to say he is cured. Is that possible in a genetic disease? A friend told me he must never have had autism but whatever it was, I don’t want it back. I remember what he was like, and me, too. No thanks.

I’m writing because my son’s pediatrician just called and told me James’s 25(OH) level was 122. He believes he must be toxic because of that level and wants me to stop giving him all vitamin D supplements and recheck his vitamin D level next month. James feels great and shows no signs of toxicity.

What should I do?
Mary, New York

Dear Mary:
That is wonderful news about your son. He is not toxic. However, he should reduce his vitamin D to 2,000 IU/day and recheck his blood level in a month. Some of his symptoms may come back; I don’t know but do not fear, if the symptoms return the vitamin D will take care of them. It appears to me that high dose vitamin D controls, rather than “cures,” some cases of autism. If his level in a month is below 100 ng/ml, the pediatrician will be happy as that is the upper range of normal vitamin D levels.

Yes, autism is a genetic disease, so how can vitamin D treat it? I suspect that one of vitamin D’s many duties in the body is to protect your genome from mutations, organizing the correction of random and point mutations when they occur. Think of your son as having DNA that is unlikely to function properly with lower levels of vitamin D. How long his DNA will be sensitive to low vitamin D, I don’t know.

An immediate question is how much vitamin D to give him now. You want to give him the lowest dose that controls his symptoms. I suspect that he will end up needing 3,000 to 4,000 IU per day to maintain his 25(OH)D around 80-90 ng/ml.

Article courtesy of Dr. John Cannell, MD and VitaminD Council

‘Vitamin D and diabetes” http://wp.me/p13RKZ-qY

Researchers working at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, under the direction of Professor Anastassios Pittas  reported that 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D, given for 12 weeks, significantly improved pancreatic function in mildly overweight adults with pre-diabetes. Unfortunately, the lead author, Dr. Joanna Mitri, did not comment on the low dose of vitamin D they used, 2,000 IU/day, which only increased vitamin D levels from 24 to 30 ng/ml. Nor, in spite of it being a randomized controlled trial, did the authors make any new clinical recommendations for the people who paid for their study, the citizens of the United States.

They found that pancreatic function increased by 300 in the vitamin D group, but fell by 126 in the placebo group.

Joanna Mitri, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Frank B Hu, and Anastassios G Pittas.  Effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on pancreatic b cell function, insulin sensitivity, and glycemia in adults at high risk of diabetes: the Calcium and Vitamin D for Diabetes Mellitus (CaDDM) randomized controlled trial. AJCN. First published ahead of print June 29, 2011 as doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.011684.

In the end, they studied 22 volunteers in the vitamin D group and 22 in the placebo group. However, to give you an idea of what a feat this study was, how difficult it was to get enough subjects, they started with 911 subjects yet ended up randomizing only 44 into the vitamin D study. They did a parallel calcium study with 45 subjects, which found calcium had no benefit on pancreatic function.

The same senior author, Professor Anastassios Pittas, recently announced the results of a much larger epidemiological study that showed for every 5 ng/mL increase in vitamin D levels, the risk of developing diabetes dropped by 8%.  However, he was quick to warn that such epidemiological studies should not change clinical recommendations, only randomized controlled trials can do that. Then, when he oversees just such a randomized trial, not a word of clinical advice, only the ever-present request for more research money from the citizens of this country.

http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20110628/study-vitamin-d-may-cut-risk-of-diabetes

Of course the Food and Nutrition Board will say they never said levels greater than 20 ng/ml had no added benefits, only that no good evidence existed for such a benefit at the time they issued their report. Actually, if you exclude the science of epidemiology, that is still a false statement. The point is that history will record that someone was wrong.  Maybe it will be me and the Vitamin D Council’s recommendation, going into its fifth year, that adults should take at least 5,000 IU per day.  Or maybe it will be Professor A. Catharine Ross, of Penn­sylvania State University, the chairwoman of the recent FNB that concluded 600 IU/day is the Recommended Daily Allowance, all adults need.  Looking at the study published today, it is clear that 600 IU/day would not have resulted in a significant improvement in pancreatic function.

I predict that after most of the randomized controlled trials are out – in another ten years – the FNB will meet again and say “whoops,” it should have been 5,000 IU/day all along. However, by then the premature death count will be in the millions.

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Reprinted with permission
John Cannell, MD
Vitamin D Council
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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“Organic ketchup rules”

Their is an art and science to creating a great tasting full bodied organic ketchup. Burgers and hot dogs, brats and grilled chicken and steaks for some need ketchup.


The Stir
launched How to Cook a Wiener & Eat It blind taste test of 10 ketchup brands to determine which ones had superior tomato flavor and consistency, and which ones were disappointingly watery and bland.

For the ketchup taste test each person was blindfolded then sampled the following 10 brands (using McDonald’s French Fries for dipping) and chose the two best and two worst based on flavor and consistency:

  1. Whole Foods 365 Organic Tomato Ketchup
  2. Whole Foods 365 Ketchup
  3. Generic Tomato Ketchup (Best Yet)
  4. Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  5. Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup
  6. No Salt Added Heinz
  7. Reduced Sugar Heinz
  8. Sir Kensington Gourmet Scooping Ketchup
  9. Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup
  10. Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup (no salt)

Ketchup is one of the easiest of all naturally fermented foods to make and keep in your own kitchen. I made my first batch ever a few weeks ago, and it truly takes common ketchup as previously known to a whole new level.

The other option is to make your own like the one from Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions recipe on page 104:

Lynn’s Organic Ketchup Recipe

3 cups canned, organic tomato paste
¼ cup whey (liquid from plain yogurt)
1 Tbls sea salt
½ cup maple syrup
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
3 cloves peeled & mashed garlic
½ cup fish sauce fish sauce (find in most any market)
Just mix together in a wide-mouth glass jar, leave at least an inch below the top and leave it at room temperature for 2-3 days before putting into the refrigerator.

Recipe makes a whole quart.

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“A friend=new world”

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive,

and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.  – Anais Nin

Be a friend today.

 

Improving your health one helpful deed at a time.

Good friends improve heart energy, endorphins the feel good hormones that decrease the adverse effects of chronic stress and over emotionalism.

Friends are good for your well-being.

 

 

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