Function of the Vagus Nerve by Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM Director International Medical Veritas Association Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Human Beings have an Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) that is actually comprised of three separate subsystems, the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS), the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) and the Enteric Nervous System (ENS). The enteric nervous system has been described as a “second brain,” which communicates with the central nervous system (CNS) through the parasympathetic (e.g., via the vagus nerve) and sympathetic nervous systems. However, vertebrate studies show that when the vagus nerve is severed, the enteric nervous system continues to function. Continue Reading »
Posted in Health and Environment, Treatments homeopathic | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases study Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as Spore-crystal Strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2Aa in Swiss Albino Mice
Formulated and sporulated cultures of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have been widely used against insect pests, but after the advent of genetically modified plants expressing δ-endotoxins, the bioavailability of Cry proteins has been increased. For biosafety reasons their adverse effects should be studied, mainly for non-target organisms. In this study, Spore-crystal administrations provoked selective hematotoxicity for the 3 exposure times, particularly for erythroid lineage.
Results showed that the Bt spore-crystals genetically modified to express individually Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2A can cause some hematological risks to vertebrates, increasing their toxic effects with long-term exposure. Taking into account the increased risk of human and animal exposures to significant levels of these toxins, especially through diet, our results suggest that further studies are required to clarify the mechanism involved in the hematotoxicity found in mice, and to establish the toxicological risks to non-target organisms, especially mammals, before concluding that these microbiological control agents are safe for mammals.
Citation: Mezzomo BP, Miranda-Vilela AL, Freire IdS, Barbosa LCP, Portilho FA, et al. (2013) Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as Spore-crystal Strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2Aa in Swiss Albino Mice. J Hematol Thromb Dis 1: 104. doi:10.4172/jhtd.1000104
Continue Reading »
Posted in GMO's, Health and Environment | Leave a Comment »
Acupuncture scientifically proven as a treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3523426/
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most prevalent form of peripheral neuropathy. The efficacy of acupuncture in management of mild to moderate CTS has been investigated in limited studies with controversial results. In conclusion, the results of this randomized controlled trial indicated that acupuncture can improve the overall subjective symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and could be adopted in comprehensive care programs of these patients. Continue Reading »
Posted in Electo Magnetic Pulses, Treatments homeopathic | Leave a Comment »
Harvard Study indicates the many physiological benefits of meditation. An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain’s grey matter. (1)
Continue Reading »
Posted in Electo Magnetic Pulses, Health and Environment, Spiritual Kindness | Leave a Comment »
Ruthless power and deleterious politics: from DDT to Roundup
by Evaggelos Vallianatos, Ph.D. former EPA analyst and author of hundreds of articles and several books, including ‘Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA
Just as the chemical industry and its shills once proclaimed the safety of DDT, they are doing the same today with the herbicide glyphosate which has penetrated throughout the food chain, writes Evaggelos Vallianatos. And once again it is a toxic lie that threatens species, ecosystems and people. It’s time to demand a new kind of agriculture, and a future free of all pesticides.
Continue Reading »
Posted in Health and Environment, Toxic Chemicals | Leave a Comment »
Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity by Dr Philippe Grandjean, MD , Philip J Landrigan, MD
Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene.
Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants—manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers. We postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered. To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity. To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate translation of science into prevention, we propose the urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse. Continue Reading »
Posted in Health and Environment, Pediatric Precautionary Health | 1 Comment »
The need for a global health ethic by Tony L Goldberg, Jonathan A Patz
Fortunately, the idea of health as an interconnected entity is taking root. The “one health” and “planetary health” concepts capture this trend by emphasising the links between human health, animal health, and the environment, in accord with the report of The Lancet Commission on Planetary Health. Continue Reading »
Posted in Health and Environment | Leave a Comment »