Vitamin K: The Link To Longevity

By Judy Ramirez 

sep2014_tslbovk_02Dr. Bruce Ames is one of the world’s leading authorities on aging and nutrition. Four years ago, Dr. Ames published research indicating that optimum intake of vitamin K plays an important role in longevity.1

A new 2014 study on vitamin K confirms that ample vitamin K intake can indeed help you live longer.2 In a group of more than 7,000 people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, people with the highest intake of vitamin K were 36% less likely to die from any cause at all, compared with those having the lowest intake.

This protection even extended to those with initially low vitamin K intake who boosted their consumption during the course of the study—demonstrating that it’s never too late to start gaining the benefits of vitamin K supplementation. Increasing intake conferred protection against cardiovascular death as well.2

Vitamin K is capable of opposing many of the leading causes of death in modern-day Americans—including atherosclerosis,3 osteoporosis,4 diabetes,5,6 and cancer2,7—because it has the unique ability to activate proteins involved in these conditions.

In this article, we will review a host of new studies that detail the impact of vitamin K supplementation on preventing these and other major age-related diseases.

Risk Reduction By Increased Vitamin K Intake

Condition Vitamin K Form Risk Reduction
All-Cause
Mortality
K2 26% (Highest vs. Lowest Intake)3
All-Cause
Mortality
K1 36% (Highest vs. Lowest Intake)2
Cancer K1 46% (Highest vs. Lowest Intake)2
Cancer, Advanced
Prostate
K2 63% (Highest vs. Lowest Intake)7
Cancer
Death
K2 28% (Highest vs. Lowest Intake)54
Coronary
Artery Calcification
K2 20% (Highest vs. Lowest Intake)30
Coronary Heart Disease K1 21% (Highest vs. Lowest Intake)66
Coronary Heart Disease K2 9% lower risk for each 10 microgram/d increased intake67
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality K2 57% (Highest vs. Lowest Intake)3
Metabolic Syndrome K1 27% for having low HDL-cholesterol*
49% for having elevated triglycerides*
82% for having high blood sugar*
(All Highest vs. Lowest Intake)68
Type II
Diabetes
K2 7% lower risk for each 10 microgram/d increased intake5
Type II
Diabetes
K1 17% reduction for each 100 microgram/d increased intake6
Type II Diabetes K1 51% with increased K1 intake vs. decreased or no change in intake6
*Based off of odds ratios

 

The Many Benefits Of Vitamin K

Vitamin K was first discovered in 1935, when it was found to be an essential nutrient to prevent abnormal bleeding in chickens.8 For decades thereafter, vitamin K was identified as the “coagulation vitamin” (in fact, the initial “K” comes from the German spelling, koagulation). During that time, it was established that vitamin K worked by activating certain proteins made in the liver that are required for normal blood clotting. Without sufficient vitamin K, blood would not clot, and severe bleeding would ensue.9,10

Vitamin K activates those blood-clotting proteins by making a small but vital chemical change in the proteins’ structure, specifically on the protein building block called glutamic acid.11

By the turn of the 21st century, scientists had learned that vitamin K produces similar changes to glutamic acid molecules to activate a handful of other vital proteins in the body, with the collective name of Gla-proteins.12-16 According to 2014 research, 16 different vitamin K-dependent Gla-proteins have been identified.17 This means that they depend on vitamin K to activate them in order to carry out their intended role.

With the discovery of the Gla-proteins, scientists learned that vitamin K is vital for much more than the healthy clotting of blood. For example, the Gla-protein in bone, called osteocalcin, is responsible for making sure calcium is deposited in bones, while the Gla-protein in arterial walls, called matrix Gla protein, prevents calcium from being deposited in arteries.18

Insufficient blood clotting was thought to be the main sign of vitamin K deficiency. However, scientists have since learned that you can have enough vitamin K to promote healthy blood clotting, yet still not have enough vitamin K for it to activate the Gla-proteins necessary to help prevent cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and cancer, all conditions in which vitamin K-dependent proteins are known to be factors.13,14,19 Fortunately, studies show that vitamin K supplementation can significantly increase the amount of activated Gla-proteins in tissues—without over-activating the clotting proteins.18

Vitamin K And Atherosclerosis

As we age, calcium that belongs in our bones begins to make its appearance in other unwanted areas, including inside the linings of major arteries.20 Over time, normal smooth muscle cells in artery walls transform into bone-like cells through the deposition of calcium, essentially turning sections of artery into bony tissue that is not resilient and flexible, and does not have the ability to effectively regulate blood flow.19,21 This process lends literal reality to the term “hardening of the arteries,” which we now know as late-stage atherosclerosis.

Nature has provided a powerful inhibitor of arterial calcification in the form of matrix Gla protein, one of the 16 Gla-proteins activated by vitamin K. This specific Gla-protein is produced in arterial walls, but is only activated when sufficient vitamin K is present.3,14,15,19,22-24 In the absence of sufficient vitamin K, arterial calcification is able to continue unopposed, leading to advanced atherosclerosis and its deadly consequences, heart attacks and strokes.14,16 Indeed, in older men and women who had the highest levels of inactive matrix Gla protein (indicating low vitamin K levels), there was a nearly 3-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those with the lowest levels.23

Researchers have known for nearly 20 years that insufficient vitamin K intake in the diet is related to atherosclerosis in the aorta, the body’s largest blood vessel.16 Since that time, a host of basic science and laboratory studies have indicated that higher vitamin K intake is essential for preventing atherosclerosis in major vessels of all kinds. Animal studies even show that vitamin K can “rescue” calcified arteries that occur as a result of the overuse of drugs that inhibit vitamin K, such as certain blood thinners.25,26

Another way matrix Gla proteins help protect against atherosclerosis is by inhibiting the production of inflammatory signaling molecules (cytokines), which contribute to plaque formation and calcification.27 People with the highest dietary intake of vitamin K have significantly lower levels of those inflammatory markers, and also of substances involved in appetite generation and insulin resistance, both of which are important in preventing atherosclerosis.28 (Some of these effects may be related to increased levels of another vitamin K-dependent Gla-protein that suppresses inflammation and promotes glucose tolerance.) 29

Human Studies On Vitamin K

sep2014_tslbovk_03  Human studies on dietary vitamin K intake have been somewhat inconsistent, probably because of confusion about which form of the vitamin is most iVit K 2mportant.30

Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) is the main dietary form of the vitamin, but vitamin K2 (menaquinone) has a stronger relationship to arterial calcification.15

In one study, people with the highest intake of vitamin K2 were 57% less likely to die of coronary heart disease compared with those with the lowest intake.3 In another study, women with the highest intake of vitamin K2 were found to be at a 20% lower risk for coronary artery calcification compared with women with the lowest intake levels, while the same study found that vitamin K1 had no significant impact.30

Vitamin K supplementation studies suggest that both forms of the vitamin contribute to protection from arterial calcification in atherosclerosis, with a slight edge for vitamin K2. For example, when healthy men and postmenopausal women supplemented with 500 micrograms of vitamin K1 per day, they experienced a modest 6% reduction in the progression of arterial calcification, but only in subjects with the most advanced disease at baseline.22 And a study using vitamin K1 in combination with vitamin D and minerals demonstrated that the combined supplement could slow the loss of arterial suppleness and promote elasticity.14

Similarly, supplementation with both 180 and 360 micrograms of vitamin K2 significantly reduced the amounts of inactivated matrix Gla protein, thereby lowering the risk of atherosclerosis with calcification; placebo recipients in that study showed no effect.31 In another study, a group of kidney disease patients on hemodialysis (who have a very high risk for advanced atherosclerosis with calcification) took either 135 or 360 micrograms of vitamin K2. Supplementation dramatically decreased the amount of inactivated matrix Gla protein by 77% at the lower dose, and 93% at the higher dose.32

Intriguingly, it is now apparent that women with atherosclerosis are more likely to have lower bone mass than women without atherosclerosis. They’re also more likely to have lower circulating vitamin K levels, highlighting the age-related trade-off between calcium in bones (which is desirable) and calcium in arterial walls (which is undesirable).20

Vitamin K And Osteoporosis

Sufficient vitamin K is also required in order to activate the Gla-protein osteocalcin, which binds tightly to bone minerals to create strong bones.33 With inadequate vitamin K, bones can’t hold on to vital calcium, which leads to osteoporosis.34 To make matters worse, the calcium has to go somewhere, so it enters the bloodstream, where it contributes to stiffening arteries.33

Fortunately, supplementation with vitamin K is an effective means of protecting your bones from osteoporosis.

A study of healthy postmenopausal women between 50 and 60 years old demonstrated that three years of supplementation with 1 mg/day of vitamin K1, plus 8 micrograms (320 IU)/day of vitamin D together with minerals, reduced the loss of bone in the hip and spine compared both to placebo recipients and to those supplemented with vitamin D and minerals alone.35

In another study, postmenopausal women with pre-existing osteoporosis took 1,500 mg of calcium carbonate and 45 mg of vitamin K2 or placebo each day for 48 weeks. Compared to baseline values, the women experienced an increase in spinal bone mineral density and a 55.9% reduction in inactive osteocalcin levels, while a 9.3% reduction occurred in the group taking only the calcium supplement.36 The same dose of K2 was later shown to maintain hip bone strength and improve the overall geometry of the femoral neck over a three-year period, while placebo recipients lost hip bone strength during that time.37

Even lower doses of 180 micrograms/day of vitamin K2 (especially in the form of longer-lasting MK-7, which is derived from natto or fermented soybeans), when given for three years, increased the amount of activated osteocalcin and produced significant improvements in bone mineral content and density in the lower spine and femoral neck, while also increasing bone strength and preventing loss of height in spinal vertebrae.38

Vitamin K2 has recently been recognized by the European Food Safety Authority as having an important role in maintaining normal bone health.38 When added to alendronate, a common anti-osteoporosis drug, vitamin K2 significantly increased bone mineral density in the femoral neck compared with alendronate alone.39

Vitamin K And Diabetes

Type II diabetics have an increased risk of bone fracture. This is likely due in part to the incomplete activation of the Gla-protein osteocalcin (caused by lack of vitamin K), and the decrease of calcium being deposited in bone that occurs as a result.40 Conversely, people with the highest vitamin K1 intakes have reductions in inflammatory markers related to diabetes.28

Vitamin K has also been found to have a direct impact on the diabetic state itself. In a group of healthy volunteers between 26 and 81 years old, higher dietary vitamin K1 intake was associated with greater insulin sensitivity and lower post-meal glucose levels.41 And in a study of older adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease, the risk of developing type II diabetes was reduced by 17% per 100 micrograms of K1 intake per day.6

Another study demonstrated that both vitamins K1 and K2 reduced the risk of developing diabetes. However, the stronger and more significant association occurred with K2, which reduced the risk of type II diabetes by 7% for each 10-microgram increase in intake.5

In addition to reducing the risk of diabetes, vitamin K has been shown to reduce the effects of diabetes as well.

Supplementation studies in animals show that diabetic rats, like diabetic humans, develop bone mineral loss. However, when diabetic rats were supplemented with vitamin K2, not only was osteopenia prevented, hyperglycemia was prevented as well.42

Human supplementation studies demonstrate that both K1 and K2 are effective in combating the effects of diabetes. In older, non diabetic men, three years of supplementation with 500 micrograms/day of vitamin K1 produced a significant reduction in insulin resistance compared with controls.43 And in a study of healthy young men, just four weeks of supplementation with 30 mg of K2 three times daily improved insulin sensitivity.44 This may have occurred as a result of an increase in the vitamin K-dependent Gla-protein osteocalcin, which has been shown in animal studies to increase insulin secretion and sensitivity.45

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Vitamin K And Cancer

Studies of vitamin K intake reveal potent preventive properties against several types of cancer, including prostate, colon, and liver cancers.46

When prostate cancer cells in culture are treated with vitamin K2, both those sensitive to male hormones (androgens) and those resistant to male hormones are unable to reproduce, and eventually die.47 Vitamin K2 has been associated with a 63% lower risk of advanced prostate cancer in men with the highest intake of the nutrient.7 Similarly, a higher ratio of vitamin K-activated osteocalcin versus inactive osteocalcin correlates closely with reduced prostate cancer risk, demonstrating the molecular connection.48

In human colon cancer cells, vitamin K2 has been shown to induce cancer cell death by several different mechanisms and to suppress the growth of colon tumors implanted into mice.49,50

Supplementation studies also reveal vitamin K’s powerful effect on the most common kind of liver cancer, called hepatocellular carcinoma. This cancer is almost always associated with alcoholism or hepatitis B or C infection.51 Although surgical or radiation treatment can destroy the primary tumor, recurrence is common and typically determines the long-term prognosis.52,53 Several human studies show that vitamin K2 supplementation can dramatically reduce the recurrence rate in hepatocellular carcinoma and may impact the survival rate as well.52,53

As with most nutrients, vitamin K is not the single answer to cancer prevention, but it shows tremendous promise, which highlights the importance of maintaining adequate levels through boosting your intake. A large European study showed that cancer death was 28% less likely overall in those with the highest versus lowest intakes of vitamin K2.54

Impact Of Vitamin K2 Supplement On Liver Cancer Patients53
Recurrence Rate, % Survival Rate, %
12 mo 24 mo 36 mo 12 mo 24 mo 36 mo
Vitamin K2 45 mg/day 12.5 39.0 64.3 100 96.6 87.0
Controls 55.2 83.2 91.6 96.4 80.9 64.0

 

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Cancer Breakthrough: Researchers Find Treatment That Kills Every Kind Of Cancer Tumor

Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with.

The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a “do not eat” signal to the body’s immune system, according to Science Magazine.

This protein is produced in healthy blood cells but researchers at Stanford University found that cancer cells produced an inordinate amount of the protein thus tricking the immune system into not destroying the harmful cells.

With this observation in mind, the researchers built an antibody that blocked cancer’s CD47 so that the body’s immune system attacked the dangerous cells.

So far, researchers have used the antibody in mice with human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver and prostate tumors transplanted into them. In each of the cases the antibody forced the mice’s immune system to kill the cancer cells.

“We showed that even after the tumor has taken hold, the antibody can either cure the tumor or slow its growth and prevent metastasis,” said biologist Irving Weissman of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California.

One side effect of the treatment was that healthy cells were subjected to short-term attacks by the mice’s immune system, but the effect was nothing in comparison to the damage done to the cancer cells.

Weissman’s group recently received a $20 million dollar grant to move their research from mouse to human safety testing.

Reposted from: nypost

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Fluorides: The Underestimated Threat

“Hello, I have some very important information for you, if you would, please share it with as many people as you can as soon as possible.

No Well Water is safe or suitable for animal consumption or plant growth.

Fluorine is the 13th most abundant element in the earths crust, and water obtained from the ground will be contaminated with very high levels of Fluorides (fluorine + a positive ion). One small glass of Well Water, on average, contains the Fluoride equivalent of one pea sized dab of Fluoridated Toothpaste, this is about 0.7 parts per million of fluoride, however, any amount of fluoride exposure is incredibly harmful for all biological life.

We have effectively increased our exposure to Fluorides on average by 50,000% when we choose to expose our selves to this water source, that is in comparison to the majority of our evolutionary history of drinking surface waters that contain which contain roughly 500x less fluoride, although, some wells may even be contaminated with levels as high as 12+ ppm.

I believe that most people do not understand the science of why fluoride’s are so dangerous, so I’d like to explain why, but first I’d like to point out the fact that we are the only life on this planet to dig deep holes in the ground to obtain water to drink, at least deep enough to contaminate our water with high levels of fluoride in this way.

acquaThe safest alternative is distilled water, or rain water (I suggest a collection time during long periods of rain to avoid polluted air contamination), filters like reverse osmosis do not do enough and they hardly filter the majority of fluorides at all because most naturally occurring fluorides are relatively small compounds, but they may help filter many larger fluoride compounds like those which may be additionally added to water supplies by many city water suppliers. Regardless of which fluorides are getting through, distilled water, or rain, will remove them all, except those leached into water droplets through out atmosphere, rain will be especially vulnerable to this and there are about 50 parts per billion of hydrogen fluoride / other fluoride gasses in our atmosphere, but rain collected should contain less than 0.008 parts per million of fluorides on average.

Why  fluorides are dangerous

Besides specific bond formations that may occur within the body and disrupt normal biological processes, like that of calcium bonds in our bones rather than our teeth due to excessive fluorides in the blood stream, here is the key issue behind fluorides disastrous effects, which continue be disastrous even after bonds like this occur.

“Electronegativity”, which is the tendency to draw in electron mass, is a fundamental atomic property of all the elements on the periodic table, out of all these 118 elements of the Periodic Table, the element fluorine has the highest Electronegativity, and, more importantly, one eighth of the entire spectrum of Electronegativy for these Elements on the Periodic Table, is a gap between Element Oxygen, and Element Fluorine.

Let me just repeat that once again…

1/8th, of the entire spectrum of Electronegativity, for the elements on the periodic table, is a gap, between elements oxygen and fluorine.

That kind of Electronegative energy, drawing in electrons in a biological system, (which is a finely tuned system of exchanging electrons), will extremely distort functions of biological systems, especially systems that have not evolved to cope with the levels of Fluoride they are being exposed to.

We are 70% water like most life on this planet, and only throughout roughly the last 100,000 years or so have we begun digging these holes in the ground to obtain water.

Evolution does not occur rapidly enough for this fluoride contaminated water to really be called “safe” by now, one quick example of the the slow progression of evolution is that we split from Chimpanzee’s / Bonobo’s nearly 7 million years ago.

There is roughly 500 times less fluoride in natural sources of water like rain, or springs, even rivers and lakes, than there is in this water from holes in the ground. Drinking and using this water for farming, globally, is destroying our bodies, developing a wide spectrum of health issues for us, our pets, and our plants, I’m sure you’ve noticed we are the only wild animals getting cancer.

A good example of the powerful Electronegativity that the Element Fluorine has is when experiments are done in it’s pure state as a Gas, in this state, it is so reactive, that almost any substance, Glass, Metals, or even WATER, BURN, with a Bright Flame in a Jet of Fluorine Gas, WITHOUT the need for a Spark.

This incredibly high Electronegativite Energy still lingers even after Fluorine forms a bond with positive ions, and these are what we call “Fluoride’s”.

Among the wide spectrum of various health Issues fluoride can cause, Cancer is a big one, but i’d like to focus on another not so obvious symptom of fluoride exposure.

Fluorides affect the nervous system, including the brain

I think it is crucial to understand this particular issue, I’ll start with the fact that we are 70% water, we need a lot of water each and every day, and our body can detect the amounts of Fluoride, along with the minerals that end up in our water as it is processed for use in the blood stream, and if this amount is higher than the natural levels we have evolved to cope with, our brains have evolved a coping mechanism which attempts to put a damper on precious processes such as higher cognitive functions involved with imagination, functions that are involved with implementing new neurons, or functions that strengthen new neurons and neurons already in use for more reliable access. This damper is done as a way to preserve these functions for more significant moments, which will be judged by your conscious thought and with emotions, rather than just allowing these functions to be used all the time, because doing so would damage neurons your trying to strengthen if there are fluorides present in the blood stream. (this is hard for me to explain so I hope you understand.)

This damper is the reason why cognitive dissonance occurs in the minds of so many people, many of us who are so heavily poisoned by these fluorides would much rather rely on a set of neurons that are already hardwired and therefore reliable, than to risk developing new ones that may be distorted by the presence of excessive amounts of fluorides.

BrainStress, Anxiety, and Depression, are emotions that help you to overcome this damper that the Human Brain Implements, these emotions help your conscious mind in ways that get you “worked up” enough to use these higher cognitive functions, it is like forcing your brain to use these parts it’s trying to preserve (imagination and functions that are involved with implementing new neurons) because your consciously telling it that you think what your doing is extremely important. A good example of this, is if your having a discussion with your boss at work and he is noticeably upset because you didn’t do your job right, you’ll stress your self out over this kind of event in order to strengthen particular neurons for more reliable access so it won’t happen again.

That sort of behavior can cause someone to act impulsively, i’m sure you’ve seen it many times even with your self, we want to stick to a set of reliable and hardwired neurons, as if we know it all and we don’t need improvement on our methods or awareness of particular things… and many times cognitive dissonance will occur as we try to avoid stress, anxiety, and depression, as we are met with concepts perhaps true, which seem counter intuitive to us.

To make it short, excessive fluoride in the blood stream can literally makes it stressful to try to imagine and develop new ways of thinking… Your brain is telling you not too do something via these emotions, because of fluorides present in your blood stream, and unless you overcome this stress with your conscious judgement of importance, like realization of truth and excitement for learning this truth, cognitive dissonance will occur.

Money enhances the problem

Money, and other various ways of cultures, will keep us plugging along sticking to Hardwired Neurons doing something we wish we weren’t doing, or preforming a job which barely pays at all, perhaps worthless and unsustainable as well. There are many various ways our cultures promote these bad ideas, among each other in this adversity, must stand up for the rights of our planet, to live sustainability, to do so we must use our consciousness to it’s utmost potential, that means getting off of fluoride as soon as possible…. that’s the first step I believe. Money is evil in the sense that it is a false incentive and provides many unconscious opportunity’s for the destruction of our planet, it will promote the success of particular neurons, meanwhile demoting others, and we rewarded our selves self chemically when we receive “money” for doing a job right, or when we receive / spend / have money, this strengthens those neurons evefluoride_watern further, it’s all about money sometimes, and not the actual thing it’s self.

Rain (Like Distillation) = Averages 0.008 ppm (parts per million) fluoride.
Surface Waters (For example, Lakes, Rivers, Springs) = Averages 0.05 ppm fluoride.
Bottled Water = Averages 0.1 ppm fluoride.
Well Water = Ranges from 0.7 – 12+ ppm fluoride .
Tap Water = Ranges from 0.7 – 12+ ppm fluoride (In america, the maximum allowance is 4.0 ppm, regulated by the FDA).

Additionally fluoridated water supplies often use chemicals we’ve never even come into contact with throughout the last 3.5 billion years of evolution here on earth, for example, chemicals like Sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6)and HydroFluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6). Fluoridation of a public water supply is medication without consent.

Some Of The Easiest  And Most Important Thing You Can And Should Do Immediately

To avoid the majority of Fluoride Exposure, one of the easiest ways is to drink distilled water, and to avoid tea or tobacco, they both contain very high levels of fluoride.

drinking distilled water

Distilled water is very inexpensive, it cost roughly $0.88 for a 1 Gallon jug which is available at nearly every grocery store, otherwise you can order it from a water supplier like “Culigan”, for nearly the same price.

Please start drinking distilled water, or rain water (collected sometime near the end of a storm, during a long duration of rain preferably, to give time to clean the atmosphere and avoid polluted air contamination) as soon as possible, drink, cook, and process your foods with this water.

Distilled water and rain water, are the process of evaporating water, collecting and condensing the Vapors, which will leave you with 100% uncontaminated (no dissolved solids) h2o.

If your worried about not getting enough minerals anymore once you switch to distilled water, let me assure you that if you eat acidic fruits, or add some lime or lemon (Organic) to your distilled water, you will be completeeeely fine… and feeling much better than you were before.

For water with more alkalinity, you can add coconut water to your distilled water, and there are plenty more options out there for you to try, but a proper food diet is all that is necessary, many fruits will contain all the minerals you need in your diet, Banana, Cantaloupe, Water Melon, etc, fruit is incredibly healthy, especially raw fresh fruit, which happens to contain incredibly low levels of fluoride as well, especially if grown organically.

Home Water Distilling Units range in Price from 100$ which is sufficient to start drinking, to 1000$ which will be ridiculously efficient, supporting your entire Family and a Home Garden as well, although rain can be very sufficient for a home garden if unpolluted, rain water (<0.008 ppm fluoride)

If you decide to distill rain, or even reverse osmosis water, you will never have to clean your distillation unit, you will only need to drain the water from the boiling tank occasionally and replace the post filter every 2-5 months.

Fluoride sources

Fluorine is in low friction “plastics” such as Teflon which is a molecule comprised of only carbon and fluorine atoms, when Teflon Coated Cookware is Heated, it will release Carbon Fluoride Vapors into the Air or into your Food, do not use Teflon for this reason, and it is well known to cause cancer.olla-de-teflon

Aluminum is very dangerous as well, it will increase the toxic build up of Fluorides in the Human Body. Avoid aluminum cookware because it aluminum has a low melting point and if scraped, bits of it will end up in your food, small amounts may boil off into water or evaporate like Teflon as well.

COPY_OF_20-aluminium-casserole-cook-pot-with-lidAluminum is the 3rd most abundant element in the Earth’s Crust, and Fluorine is the 13th most abundant element in the Earths Crust: An average of 950 ppm of Fluoride are contained in it. Top Soils contain approximately 330 ppm of Fluorine, ranging from 150 to 400 ppm. Some Soils can have as much as 1000 ppm, and contaminated soils from industrial processes have been found with 3500 ppm.

Rain water has 0.008 ppm as I’ve mentioned, and it is what the majority of the water that the Life on this Planet has evolved to cope with, waters are further contaminated when they make contact with the surface of this planet, and the further down those waters go before they are dug up from wells for various human purposes, the more contaminated they are going to be.

Fluorine that is located in Soils may potentially accumulate in Plants, Especially the Tobacco or Tea plants, i’d like to suggest to you that you avoid exposing your body to these two plants in particular, you can find very credible information on wikipedia about them and their fluoride contamination.

The amount of uptake of fluoride by Plants depends upon the type of Plant, and the type of Soil, and the amount and type of Fluoride found in the Soil / Water.

Fluoride effects

Too much Fluoride, whether taken in from the Soil by Roots, or absorbed from the Atmosphere by the Leaves, retards the growth of Plants and reduces Crop Yields. Growing plants with well water is like pumping the fluoride equivalent of 25 to 100+ tubes of fluoridated tooth paste in with the soil throughout the plants life… that’s because well water averages a 0.7 ppm contamination of fluoride… and unfortunately that is what I assume the majority of our foods are grown with at this time.

B1318-4BWith Plants that are Sensitive to Fluoride Exposure, even Low Concentrations of Fluoride can cause Leaf Damage, and a Decline in Growth.

Although Fluoride was once considered an Essential Nutrient, the U.S. National Research Council has since removed this Designation due to the lack of Studies showing it is essential for Human growth.

It is important to note that if Fluorides are absorbed too frequently it will cause Calcification of the mammalian Pineal Gland. The Pineal Gland is Biological Filter for Fluoride. It has the most Profuse Blood Flow 2nd only to the Kidneys, with the Highest Concentrations of Fluoride throughout the entire Mammalian Body, ranging from 20,000 ppm to 25,000 ppm.

Both the Pineal Gland and The Kidneys turn Fluorides from our Diet / Blood Stream (note: Smoking, Vaporizing, Water Vapors in the shower, Air (15-50 ppb) into Calcium Fteethluorides, which are safer to process out of the body. The Pineal Gland processes built up calcium fluorides to safely exit the body through urine at night, the process involves the molecule n,n-DMT which is produced naturally in the Pineal Gland, many plants contain this molecule, and this molecule is good medicine for decalcification of the Pineal Gland if taken before your sleep as concentrated dried plant matter (nearly boil plant matter containing n,n-DMT, let settle for an hour, scoop off top layer of water and dry it in a glass dish), the urge to urinate will increase and you should wake up to do so accordingly. The molecule n,n-dmt neutralizes the electronegative effects of fluorides in the blood stream by clumping together with fluorides to help them safely exit the body.

If these two filters cannot handle the fluoride they are being exposed to, then Fluorides may end up in other calcium deposits throughout our bodies, like our Bones, which can cause Skeletal Flurosis, (which may lead to Arthritis or Joint Pains), this may even be the general cause of Arthritis.

Dental Flurosis (White spots on Teeth) which may lead to Tooth Decay, is an obvious sign of wider systemic damage.

This information is updated as frequently as I can update it at DamageReport.org.

An obvious indication of a significant reduction in fluoride exposure to your body is remembering your dreams from each time you sleep, and vividly.

(You are experiencing a subjective reality, and there are many others experiencing a subjective reality as well, but we are all the universe it’s self, and so we must not activate neural pain networks.)

Much Love,

– И”

 

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Fluorides: The Underestimated Threat

Sound And Frequency: The Sound Of Cancer

Converting genetic activity into music may be a way to monitor health.

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When set to music, colon cancer sounds kind of eerie. That’s the finding of Gil Alterovitz, a research fellow at Harvard Medical School who is developing a computer program that translates protein and gene expression into music. In his acoustic translation, harmony represents good health, and discord indicates disease.

At any given time in each of our cells, thousands of genes are churning out their molecular products while thousands more lie senescent. The profile of which genes are on versus off is constantly changing–with specific diseases such as cancer, for example.

Searching for a more simplified way to represent the complex library of information inherent in gene expression, Alterovitz decided to represent those changes with music. He hopes that doctors will one day be able to use his music to detect health-related changes in gene expression early via a musical slip into discord, potentially improving a patient’s outcome.

The first step in the gene-to-sound conversion was to pare down multiple measurements to a few fundamental signals, each of which could be represented by a different note. Together, the notes would form a harmonic chord in normal, healthy states and become increasingly out of tune as key physiological signs go awry, signaling disease.

Alterovitz employed mathematical modeling to determine relationships between physiological signals. Much like the various systems in an automobile, many physiological signs work in synchrony to keep a body healthy. “These signals [are] not isolated parts,” says Alterovitz. “Like in a car, one gear is working with other gears to control, for example, power steering. Similarly, there are lots of correlations between physiological variables. If heart rate is higher, other variables will move together in response, and you can simplify that redundancy and information.”

ImageUsing data collected from a study of protein expression in colon cancer, Alterovitz analyzed more than three thousand related proteins involved in the disease. He whittled down the thousands of proteins to four key networks, using various genetic databases that catalog relationships between genes and proteins. He then assigned a note to each network, and together, these notes formed a harmonic chord. He compared the “music” of normal, healthy human data sets to that of the colon-cancer samples and found that, according to his model, colon cancer sounded “inharmonious.”

Researchers may be able to translate other diseases into music by “tuning” the system that Alterovitz has developed. For example, researchers can identify protein networks related to the disorder of interest and then assign notes that, in combination, form inharmonious chords, compared with their healthy counterparts.

He adds that the technique may have applications outside medicine, such as for simplifying information for air-traffic controllers, and in any other industry that requires analysis of large data sets. There is also an opportunity to use protein music purely for music’s sake: a DJ in the Boston area has expressed interest in playing Alterovitz’s “music” in local bars–a potential revenue stream for musician and mathematician alike.

Originally posted by Jennifer Chu in MIT Technology Review

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Ayahuasca Against Cancer

Spectacular research results:  Psychedelic drug ayahuasca could help in battle against cancer, researcher says

ayahuasca_layering_leaf_and_vine_main_0A powerful psychedelic brew consumed by shamans deep in the Amazon could help in the fight against cancer and should be researched, according to a Brazilian scientist.

Ayahuasca — meaning the “vine of the souls” – is traditionally prepared using the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Psychotria viridis leaves, though other combinations of plants are sometimes used. Psychotria viridis contains N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in the leaves, while Banisteriopsis caapi contains beta-carbolines such as harmine and harmaline.

For centuries, the psychedelic brew has been used in shamanistic healing rituals. A Natural Geographic reporter who participated in an ayahuasca ritual described the experience as “terrifying—but enlightening.”

Eduardo E. Schenberg of the Federal University of Sao Paulo thinks some of the healing powers attributed to ayahuasca deserve scientific attention, particularly when it comes to cancer.

“There is enough available evidence that ayahuasca’s active principles, especially DMT and harmine, have positive effects in some cell cultures used to study cancer, and in biochemical processes dan-hardy-Ayahuasca-tripimportant in cancer treatment, both in vitro and in vivo,” he wrote in an article published in SAGE Open Medicine. ”Therefore, the few available reports of people benefiting from ayahuasca in their cancer treatment experiences should be taken seriously, and the hypothesis presented here, fully testable by rigorous scientific experimentation, helps to understand the available cases and pave the way for new experiments.”

Rumors of ayahuasca helping people with cancer are common, according to Schenberg, and there are at least nine case reports of cancer patients using ayahuasca during their treatment. Of these nine reports, three showed improvements after consuming the psychedelic brew.

Rumors and less than a dozen case reports are hardly substantial evidence. But the physiological effects of the drug suggests there might be some truth behind them, Schenberg said.

DMT produces a powerful psychedelic experience by binding to serotonin receptors in the brain. More importantly, for Schenberg, the drug also binds to the sigma 1 receptor, which is found throughout the body and is involved in many cellular functions. The sigma 1 receptor appears to be implicated in the death signalling of cancer cells.

In addition, harmine has been shown to induce the death of some cancer cells and inhibit the proliferation of human carcinoma cells.

Other physiological factors suggest the combination of DMT and harmine could have medically-important antitumor effects, though more research is need.

peruAyahuasca ceremony in Peru

“In summary, it is hypothesized that the combined actions of β-carbolines and DMT present in ayahuasca may diminish tumor blood supply, activate apoptotic pathways, diminish cell proliferation, and change the energetic metabolic imbalance of cancer cells, which is known as the Warburg effect,” Schenberg  wrote. ”Therefore, ayahuasca may act on cancer hallmarks such as angiogenesis, apoptosis, and cell metabolism. ”

DMT is currently prohibited as a Schedule I drug by the U.S. Controlled Substances Act and the international Convention on Psychotropic Substances. The drug is relatively unknown compared to other illicit substances like cannabis, but researchers have found that DMT appears to be increasing in popularity.

“If ayahuasca is scientifically proven to have the healing potentials long recorded by anthropologists, explorers, and ethnobotanistsoutlawing ayahuasca or its medical use and denying people adequate access to its curative effects could be perceived as an infringement on human rights, a serious issue that demands careful and thorough discussion,” Schenberg wrote.

Source: PsyPost

Image credits: Asociancionicaro.org; Medicinhunter; karmajello

ENCUENTRAN GLIFOSATO EN 45 POR CIENTO DE EUROPEOS ANALIZADOS

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Publicado por Leonardo Rossi, noviembre 11, 2013
Desde Berlín, Alemania

Un químico de la industria agrícola, potencial carcinogénico, es hallado en el cuerpo de 45 por ciento de habitantes urbanos analizados en Europa. El producto en cuestión: glifosato, el agroquímico más utilizado en todo el mundo. La organización Amigos de la Tierra (AdT) realizó evaluaciones en orina para rastrear residuos de este principio activo (comercializado masivamente bajo el nombre Round-Up de la empresa Monsanto). Fueron estudiados ciudadanos de 18 países europeos. Por ejemplo, en Países Bajos el 88 por ciento dio positivo, mientras que en Gran Bretaña, Alemania y Polonia un 70 por ciento de las personas estudiadas presentaban rastros de glifosato en su orina. AdT analiza el posible vínculo con la producción sojera en Sudamérica.

La estrella de la industria

Con esta información, la organización ambientalista se pregunta ¿de dónde surge esa presencia del químico en los cuerpos de los europeos? Por un lado busca conocer el grado de presencia de este producto en el ambiente, causado por el propio uso que hace la industria agrícola de ese continente. Y en otra línea se intenta determinar el nivel de glifosato que puede estar incorporándose de forma indirecta a través de la ingesta de ganado alimentado a base de soja transgénica importada, que es tratada con ese agroquímico. Argentina, Brasil y Paraguay son algunos de los países que abastecen la demanda europea de esta oleaginosa.

“La Unión Europea no publica datos sobre el uso de los plaguicidas individuales, por lo que es difícil saber cuánto glifosato está siendo utilizado por los agricultores (locales)”, plantea la ONG en sus informes. Pero por ejemplo, Alemania aplica glifosato en 4,3 millones de hectáreas, el 39% de su área cultivada.

Este agroquímico, patentado en 1970 por la multinacional de origen estadounidense Monsanto, es el más vendido en todo el mundo: 6,5 mil millones de dólares en 2010, más que la suma de todo el resto de los químicos de la industria agrícola. En 2011, agrega AdT en sus reportes, se utilizaron en el mundo cerca de 650.000 toneladas de glifosato. Este herbicida se utiliza para limpiar los campos de “malezas” (como llaman las empresas a la especies que crecen naturalmente) antes de la siembra. También se emplea durante el desarrollo de un cultivo en casos como el de la soja genéticamente modificada (RR) que es tolerante a este herbicida. Mientras el resto de las especies mueren, la soja RR continúa su evolución.

Las empresas juegan de local

En 1991 se armoniza la legislación para aprobar los plaguicidas en la Unión Europea. Bajo el marco de la directiva 414/91 queda aprobado el uso del glifosato, aunque ya era utilizado desde la década del 70. En 2002 recibe una aprobación por diez años de parte de la Comisión Europea.

Amigos de la Tierra denuncia que “la aprobación de glifosato 2002 se basó en un expediente de prueba presentada por Monsanto”, entre otras empresas de la industria química. El informe quedó bajo análisis del organismo predecesor de la Oficina Federal Alemana de Consumidores Protección y Seguridad Alimentaria. Esta institución actuó como interventor entre las autoridades de la UE y la industria. En 1999, la oficina “elaboró” un informe favorable al glifosato y esto allanó el camino para la aprobación completa en 2002”. Desde entonces, este producto es utilizado en la agricultura, la silvicultura, y en espacios públicos rurales y urbanos de Europa.

Dentro de las oficinas de Amigos de la Tierra en Berlín no dejan de cuestionar ese proceso de aprobación y se preparan para la próxima regulación, que se definirá en 2015. En diálogo con este cronista, Heike Moldenhauer, coordinadora del Equipo Agrario, apunta un dato clave: “Por las normativas europeas, es la industria la que elige qué país hace la aprobación”. Para el glifosato, Monsanto optó por Alemania que “tiene la industria química más poderosa de la región”. La agencia recibe datos a favor y en contra del producto, pero –asegura Moldenhauer— “cuando aparecen estudios independientes no los aceptan”. Luego la agencia alemana eleva los estudios a la UE, a la European Food Agency.

La aprobación del glifosato tenía validez por diez años, es decir, vencía en 2012. “Ridículamente las agencias dijeron: ‘no tenemos capacidad para evaluar’. Y dieron tres años más de licencia”.

En 2015 será la próxima. Frente a este nuevo proceso, AdT exige protocolos de prueba que sirvan para detectar los efectos adversos en la salud como por ejemplo las alteraciones endocrinas, toxicidad crónica, carcinogenicidad y efectos reproductivos (estudios multi-generacionales). Otro punto crítico es la necesidad de evaluar dosis realistas. Por ejemplo, la combinación de productos químicos tal como se utilizan en la práctica agrícola real, algo que no fue contemplado por la Comisión Europea en 2002. Y en el mismo sentido, la organización ambientalista reclama que se estudie el impacto sanitario en el largo plazo, “en lugar de la práctica actual de las pruebas de dosis muy altas en escalas de tiempo cortas”.

¿De dónde llega el glifosato?

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Lo llamativo del estudio de Amigos de la Tierra es que los grupos de personas elegidas en cada ciudad, diez aproximadamente, no habían manipulado o utilizado glifosato en el período previo a las pruebas. Por ese motivo también se indaga acerca de la presencia del agrotóxico en la dieta diaria de los europeos. En Alemania un estudio “encontró residuos de glifosato en la cebada de hasta 23 mg por kilo”, apunta un informe de AdT.

La otra posible vía de ingesta de glifosato es la carne. Alemania importa soja transgénica, tratada antes y durante la siembra con glifosato, de Brasil, Argentina y Paraguay para alimentar ganado (porcino y vacuno) y aves. Unas 2,2 millones de hectáreas de soja son cosechadas cada año en estos tres países para abastecer la demanda alemana (datos de la WWF), aporta Thomas Fritz, investigador del FDCL, organización con sede en Berlín abocada, entre otros tópicos, a la problemática agraria en América Latina y su vínculo con el modelo alimentario europeo.

AdT busca vínculos entre la producción agraria en sudamérica y la presencia de glifosato en ganado europeo.

El límite para residuos de glifosato en la soja es de 20 miligramos por kilo, “pero no hay pruebas de la UE de residuos de glifosato en las importaciones de soja”, critica AdT. “La probabilidad de que exista ‘una exposición ganadera significativa al glifosato y sus metabolitos’ ha sido reconocido por la Autoridad Europea de Seguridad Alimentaria.”

Información silenciada

Frente al discurso de la inocuidad que plantea la industria química, experimentos con animales advierten que cuando se consume glifosato, “15 a 30 por ciento del producto es absorbido en el cuerpo, y se puede distribuir en la sangre y los tejidos, así como también es capaz de atravesar la placenta durante el embarazo”.

En la salud humana, se ha probado que el glifosato “bloquea los receptores para las hormonas sexuales masculinas, mientras que los herbicidas a base de glifosato reducen la producción de testosterona en las células reproductivas masculinas”, recupera AdT en base a bibliografía científica. Tanto el glifosato como el Roundup, la fórmula comercial, tienen efecto sobre las células embrionarias humanas “’lo que lleva a los investigadores a la conclusión de que la exposición puede afectar a la reproducción humana y el desarrollo fetal’”. Entre otros científicos se citan trabajos del investigador francés Gilles Éric Séralini.

El origen de la cadena tóxica

La preocupación aumenta frente a otro estudio publicado en octubre de este año por Test-Biotech (Alemania) realizado en Argentina. En abril de 2013, esta organización tomó muestras de soja de campos argentinos, más precisamente en la provincia de Salta. Los resultados mostraron un “alto contenido de residuos (de glifosato) de hasta casi 100 miligramos por kilo”. En siete de las once muestras, analizadas en un laboratorio de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, “el nivel era más alto que el límite máximo de residuos de 20 miligramos (de glifosato) por kilo” permitidos en los productos de soja utilizados para alimentos y piensos. Los resultados fueron confirmados en un segundo análisis, advierte Test-Biotech.

Desde Argentina también se viene analizando el impacto sanitario de los agroquímicos. En base a datos de la industria, la Red de Médicos de Pueblos Fumigados de Argentina reporta que el glifosato es el agrotóxico más utilizado en el país y concentra el 64 por ciento del total de las ventas. En la última campaña se aplicaron 200 millones de litros de glifosato, las dos terceras partes del total de agroquímicos en circulación. Monsanto es responsable del 40 por ciento de la comercialización de este producto en nuestro país, según manifestó su vice-presidente Pablo Vaquero (Los dos mundos de Monsanto, 1 de septiembre de 2013, La Voz del Interior).

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Coincidentemente con la zona de estudio de Test-Biotech, la red médica denunció que en regiones del norte argentino, Salta por ejemplo, “no existen condiciones climáticas en primavera-verano (época de los cultivos) para concretar una correcta aplicación de agroquímicos tal como recomienda la FAO -Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura-. Es decir que al problema de la residualidad del agrotóxico se suma el impacto ambiental y sanitario en la zona fumigada. “Nunca se registran menos de 25 grados centígrados de temperatura y los niveles de humedad y viento hacen que todas las fumigaciones estén fuera de las normas internacionales” (El consumo de agrotóxicos en Argentina aumenta continuamente, junio 2013).

Con toda esta documentación, Amigos de la Tierra solicita que la UE y los gobiernos nacionales “inicien inmediatamente un programa de monitoreo para el glifosato en los alimentos y los piensos, incluidos los cultivos de alimentos para animales importados, como la soja transgénica”. En otra línea también reclama estudiar los niveles de glifosato en sistemas acuáticos y suelo. Aclara AdT que los resultados de estos análisis “deben ser puestos a disposición del público” para terminar con el oscurantismo que rodea los procesos de evaluación de estos productos.

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EN ARGENTINA LOS TRÁMITES DE APROBACIÓN PARA LA SOJA TRANSGÉNICA ESTÁN HECHOS A LA MEDIDA DE MONSANTO

Cómo se otorgó el permiso de comercialización de la soja “Intacta” de Monsanto en Argentina

EL Centro de Estudios Legales sobre el Medio Ambiente (CELMA) tramita ante la Justicia Federal Argentina contra el Estado Nacional y la empresa Monsanto Argentina SAIC por falta de declaración de impacto ambiental y participación publica en aprobación comercial de OVGM Soja “Intacta”.Como paso previo al dictado de la resolución, el magistrado Dr Ernesto Marinelli dispuso que se corriera traslado a CELMA de todos los antecedentes administrativos agregados al expediente en relación con la Resolución 446/12 que aprobó el evento de soja “Intacta” que indica un trámite irregular.

De la documentación surge claramente que:
– No hubo convocatoria a audiencia o consulta publica (conforme lo exigen las leyes 24.375 y 25.675), lo cual hace al procedimiento administrativo nulo de nulidad absoluta.
– El evento “soja intacta” no posee una debida declaración de impacto ambiental por parte de la CONABIA.
– En el dictamen no se encuentran analizados los riesgos ambientales considerando todas las regiones del país donde se desarrolla el cultivo de soja;
– Existe inconsistencia del dictamen de la CONABIA con información actualizada sobre la contaminación por flujo de genes
– No se planifica un monitoreo ambiental sobre las eventuales implicancias al medio ambiente y salud humana durante la vía útil del proyecto.
– El dictamen de la CONABIA es suscripto por 11 de sus integrantes pero no se identifican quiénes son.
– Se basa exclusivamente en los estudios y trabajos realizados por la propia firma solicitante Monsanto. – No existe ninguna observación ni pregunta realizada por los integrantes de la CONABIA en relación a los estudios y trabajos presentados por Monsanto.
– El dictamen de inocuidad alimentaria realizado por el SENASA muestra groseros y graves errores de procedimiento que lo hacen nulo de nulidad absoluta.
– Se comprueba que uno de los firmantes del Acta del dictamen perteneciente al Comité de Evaluación del SENASA ha sido miembro asesor de una asociación integrada por Monsanto.
– El acta original fue ratificada por uno de los miembros sin advertir que la redacción refería al Maíz (cuando se trataba de Soja).
– Los análisis en animales fueron realizados en escasos 90 y 42 días respectivamente por Monsanto, contemplado solo la intoxicación aguda y soslayando los efectos crónicos.
– Monsanto hizo uso de cláusula de confidencialidad, siendo violatorio del derecho a la información en materia de salubridad y alimentos.
– El SENASA no efectuó ninguna observación ni formuló pregunta alguna a los estudios presentados por Monsanto lo que constituye presunción de complicidad.

Así en relación a la CONABIA en el año 2007 la AGN señalaba.” Este equipo de auditoría no verificó el cumplimiento de las normas sobre los OGM ni la efectiva participación de todos los miembros de evaluación y consulta en la CONABIA para la autorización de introducción y liberación en territorio argentino de la semilla transgénica soja RR. Si se considera que el 98% de la producción de soja del país es semilla transgénica, los aspectos que hacen al impacto ambiental, la producción agropecuaria y la salud pública, deben ser rigurosamente controlados por el Estado.”:
(www.agn.gov.ar/informes/informesPDF2007/2007_002.pdf)

En el 2012 la AGN concluyó que se está en presencia de un organismo “al que se le han otorgado atribuciones que no puede cumplir adecuadamente”. Luego agrega que “la deficiente actuación del SENASA en este campo no fue por falta de normas sino por falta de cumplimiento de las mismas”:
(www.agn.gov.ar/informes/informesPDF2012/2012_247.pdf)

El proceso judicial se encuentra con el diligenciamiento de medidas preliminares solicitadas por el CELMA y el tratamiento de la medida cautelar. Monsanto apelo ante la Cámara Contencioso Administrativo Federal, quien debe resolver sobre el planteo de la empresa codemandada.

Contacto: Dr Juan Jose Pereira Queles (02474) 15463785
Fernando Cabaleiro (011) 4305-2970/15-3864-0522
fernandocabaleiro@hotmail.com

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DESMENTIDA A LAS TEORÍAS DE LAS “BUENAS PRÁCTICAS AGRÍCOLAS”: NO HAY FUMIGACIÓN CONTROLABLE POR LAS DERIVAS EN LA APLICACIÓN DE PLAGUICIDAS

Autor: Ing. Qco. Marcos Tomasoni
Colectivo paren de fumigar Córdoba

El fenómeno del movimiento de plaguicidas en el aire se denomina técnicamente DERIVA. Existe muy poca bibliografía que aborde este fenómeno con un enfoque complejo, ya que solo se ha desarrollado el estudio de las derivas de agroquímicos al momento de la aplicación, lo que denominamos Deriva Primaria. Este trabajo avanza en un abordaje amplio de los movimientos de plaguicidas en el aire a partir de considerar efectos climáticos y fisicoquímicos en tiempos posteriores a las aplicaciones. La evidencia de estos movimientos, nos dan elementos suficientes para concluir que las aplicaciones con plaguicidas son incontrolables, haciendo imposible la prevención de las contaminaciones sobre el ambiente y las poblaciones expuestas luego de las aspersiones.

Artículo original: sereslibres.com
Fuente: Arqsustentable

Sea Cucumber Found to Kill 95% of Cancer Cells, Shrink Tumors

Sea cucumber has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years, but they are relatively obscure in the U.S. This may be soon changing, however, as evidence mounts that sea cucumber extracts can kill cancer cells while stimulating the immune system.

As reported by Ethan Evers, author of “The Eden Prescription, previous research on sea cucumber has demonstrated its ability to kill lung, breast, prostate, skin, colon, pancreatic, and liver cancer cells. These extracts have also proven effective in killing leukemia and gioblastoma cells. Looks like we can add yet another food to the list of anti-cancer foods.

Scientists believe a key compound known as frondoside A to be responsible. Frondoside A is a triterpenoid, diverse organic compounds found in the essential oils and oleoresins of plants.

This latest study, published in PLoS One, has confirmed just how powerful frondoside A truly is. Researchers found it to kill 95% of ER+ breast cancer cells, 95% of liver cancer cells, 90% of melanoma cells, and 85-88% of three different types of lung cancer.

As Evers reports:

“But the benefits of this compound don’t just stop at directly inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis). It also inhibits angiogenesis (the ability of tumors to grow new blood vessels to get their food) and stops cancer metastasizing by impeding cell migration and invasion. Even more intriguing is the ability of frondoside A to activate our immune system’s natural killer cells to attack cancer cells. This has been shown for breast cancer in particular but may also apply to all cancers, because it involves the immune system and not cancer cells directly. This may partially explain why frondoside A was so effective at shrinking lung tumors in mice that it rivaled chemo drugs in performance.”

When given toSea_cucumber mice with non-small cell lung cancer, frondoside A was found to shrink tumors by 40% in only 10 days. Traditional chemo drugs shrunk the tumors by 47 percent, but the risks of chemo treatment are far greater than any side-effects or risks of sea cucumber. (Namely because there are no known risks associated with sea cucumbers). In addition, the amount of frondoside A needed to achieve such results was miniscule—less than a single milligram for an adult weighing 165 pounds.

While sea cucumber extracts aren’t currently offered as a treatment for cancer—at least not in your traditional doctor’s office—you can find dried and powdered sea cucumber in health stores. It is packaged as a solution to arthritis and similar conditions because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

Sea Cucumber Found to Kill 95% of Cancer Cells, Shrink Tumors

 

 

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Originally posted on: http://naturalsociety.com/sea-cucumber-shrinks-cancer-cells-95-percent/#ixzz2ljvmN5GC

Nigella sativa is cancer’s worst nightmare

Nigella sativa is cancer’s worst nightmare.

(NaturalNews) Much to the dismay of many pharmaceutical giants and doctors who reap big rebate checks from recommending chemotherapy treatments, Nigella sativa has been proven over and over again to successfully treat cancer without the use of conventional treatments. Nigella sativa has been shown to be effective against numerous cancers, such as pancreatic, colon, prostate, breast and even brain cancers. Indeed, Nigella sativa is cancer’s worst nightmare and a ray of hope for people who may have died otherwise.

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Fukushima May Go On To ‘Infinity’: “It’ll Never Be Resolved”

The rapidly deteriorating situation at Fukushima is now being said ‘might go on forever’ according to this newly released report from ENENews. Further we are told in this report that Japan is failing miserably with their response to the Fukushima disaster and if the situation is allowed to continue along its current path, “it’ll NEVER be resolved…” “It’s going to go on almost to infinity I’m afraid.” With the fuel rod removal coming up in the next few days possibly threatening the evacuation of the entire West Coast of America, the most perilous portion of this ‘Fuked’ up journey may soon begin…

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being told by his own party that Japan’s response is failing. Plant operator [Tepco] alone isn’t up to the task of managing the cleanup and decommissioning of the atomic station in Fukushima. That’s the view of Tadamori Oshima, head of a task force in charge of Fukushima’s recovery and former vice president of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party. […] [There’s] a growing recognition that the government needs to take charge at the Fukushima station […] “If we allow the situation to continue, it’ll never be resolved” [said Sumio Mabuchi, a government point man on crisis in 2011].

Prue Bentley, host: How long do you think they have to undertake these measures [at Unit 4]?
Richard Broinowski, adjunct professor at University of Sydney, Australia’s former ambassador to South Korea, Mexico and several other countries: It’s not a matter of how long. There’s no length involved in this particular accident. It’s going to go on almost to infinity I’m afraid. It’s a matter of getting [the fuel rods] out in the safest way possible. And while they remain there in this perilously unsafe and unstable cooling pool, there’s always the danger of an earthquake knocking the thing over […] so the sooner they do it the better. But there’s no sort of deadline, it’s just a matter of trying to keep your fingers crossed, and have them taken out and somehow brought to earth and contained somewhere before another disaster strikes.
Read full article at Before Its News