Tuesday, January 19, 2010

HEALTH Omega 3 Deficiency Research

Harvard University researchers have analyzed massive amounts of data to determine the impact of 12 dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors such as tobacco smoking and high blood pressure, and used a mathematical model to determine how many fatalities could have been prevented if better practices had been observed.

While we are all aware how damaging, for example, tobacco smoking is to general health, it was amazing that omega-3 deficiency proved to be a major factor, responsible for as many as 96'000 death cases in the US per year: http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Omega-3-deficiency-causes-96-000-US-deaths-per-year-say-researchers

HEALTH Brain Cancer Frequency Treatment Video

Here is a video about a study being carried out at 12 medical centers around the country to test the use of frequencies against brain cancer. This brain cancer "zapper" someday, so it is hoped, can replace the chemo and radiation now used for cancer therapy: http://videos.howstuffworks.com/sciencentral/3190-brain-cancer-zapper-video.htm

HEALTH Fungus Frequency Research

While many of the studies undertaken with frequencies concern cancer -- because it has become accepted that low intensity frequencies will influence the growth of cancer cells -- this one here researched how frequencies will influence the growth of fungus in vitro. They are actually two separate studies.


HEALTH Cancer Specific Frequencies Research

This is one of the more amazing studies as it has been registered with the Government (though carried out in Switzerland), published and can be found in PubMed. It shows that systemic treatment with frequencies is possible and showing great promise in the treatment of cancer. The full article can be bought on PubMed, I do have it but I can't link it because of copyrights: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19366446.

Who would have thought, just years ago, that we would see such studies carried out and actually published...

HEALTH Excellent Series on Parasites on Animal Planet

Dr. Clark talks much about parasites and their importance, but her books are not very graphic. To get a better visual idea of what she is talking about, visit "Animal Planet" and their excellent series of reports on the different human parasites: http://animal.discovery.com/tv/monsters-inside-me/?campaign=apl-int-hp-dl-mi

POLITICS FDA and FTC in the Courts

Recently there has been increased court action against the FDA and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). The FTC has recently lost a case against the LaneLabs company, who made some claims about their products. The court decided that the FTC's contention that those claims were false claims, was incorrect: http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Regulation/Court-rules-against-FTC-in-supplement-ad-case/

Meanwhile, the most well known attorney in the field of alternative medicine and health freedom, Jonathan Emord, has sued the FDA over censorship. The FDA, despite scientific evidence, withdrew 13 statements legal to make about vitamins C and E and cancer. The FDA's list of allowed statements is important, because if a statement is not on the list, it is likely to be considered "fraudulent" or it might "turn" a nutrient into a pharmaceutical product, if additional statements are made about it. Jonathan Emord contends that the FDA's action is in contempt of earlier court orders. http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Regulation/FDA-sued-over-antioxidant-health-claim-censorship/

HEALTH AND POLITICS Why "Modern" Medicine is the Greatest Threat to Health

Years ago JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association, one of the leading medical journals worldwide) stated that every year in the US and in hospitals alone, 225'000 died FROM medical treatment (mostly, as a side effect of pharmaceutical drugs).

This article here goes into more detail and looks at why this might be so and how it has little to do with how much money is spent on the health care system -- an interesting aspect in the context of the proposed health care reform:

HEALTH Great Malaria Frequency Treatment News!

Malaria is a condition of which 500 million people are affected every year, with as many as 2.7 million dying, mostly children. Malaria is caused by a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes in warm and damp areas, especially in Africa. The parasites are becoming increasingly resistant against the available drugs.

Prof Henry Lai at the University of Washington in Seattle studied the mechanism by which artemisinin, a natural compound used against the malaria parasite, works to kill the parasite. It has to do with the interaction of artemisinin with iron that is stacked within the parasite. Looking at the iron stacks, Prof. Lai wondered whether treatment with an oscillating magnetic field could maybe kill the parasite.

Lab tests were successful and Prof. Lai published his work in 2000, hoping that others would take up the idea and develop units that could be used to treat malaria with magnetic fields. Unfortunately, this did not happen.

I saw Prof. Lai's study some three years ago and was amazed that 6 years after publication, no one had developed any application of it! So I set out to do just that. It took 12 months to develop three prototypes of the device. They are man-sized devices, the larges one almost 2 meters (7 feet) tall. While developing the units, we started to network with African Governments in endemic areas to see whether we could run a test wit the devices. Finally we had the blessing of the Ghana Health Ministry. My right hand Konrad and myself traveled to Ghana in February of 2008 to start the tests.

How to get three large units into an African country is a science in itself, but we finally sailed around all cliffs and were ready to go. Our first aim was to try the treatment with patients that had los levels of parasites, just to see whether there would be any adverse effects. We worked with 4 patients. There were no adverse effects, but also the before and after tests showed that malaria was cleared in a very short treatment time with our units!

We then went on to work with a hospital to treat a larger number of patients -- the goal was to treat some 30 patients. After a few days we realized that we could not use those tests because the lab at the hospital bungled al lour blood test slides. At the end of our time in Ghana, we had only our first 4 (but very good) results and the useless hospital experience. We did not have the time to continue at that time but instructed a local professional on how to use the machines.

Now our first study is finished and 26 patients were treated. Out of the 26 patients, all except one became negative with the magnetic treatment! One felt worse the day after treatment started and decided to go for medication instead, so he dropped out of the study. The other 25 patients all became negative. And the ones who did not have high levels of parasites, were negative right after the first 60 minutes of treatment! This is so fast that we do not really have an explanation of how it could work so quickly. But the results are nothing short of sensational.

Now our goal is to do a second study and to get others on board to turn this into a household unit for treatment of malaria.

Some pictures from our Ghana trip:

This is what the machine looks like:

With my assistant Konrad:

I used a magnetic field meter to ensure the correct field strength:

Looking at some blood slides at the lab:

Some impressions from Ghana:

The streets can get quite busy here:

If you jump this wall you pay a 100'000 Cedi fine:

Carrying things on your head is practical and good for posture. It is amazing how much people manage to pile on their heads here without it falling off:

Posing with a soccer star at the club. Because of the African Cup, they were all over the place!

We suspected this might be a soccer fan:

HEALTH Chronic Fatigue Virus

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), in the UK sometimes also called ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), is a disease which inflicts more and more people. The symptoms can be manifold, but always includes lack of energy and fatigue, to the point where some CFS sufferers will only be able to get out of bed for an hour a day. Lack of ability to focus, muscle pains and many other symptoms can also be part of the picture.

Orthodox medicine has no answer as to what is really causing CFS, but some factors have been known. Many patients will, for example, develop CFS after an acute infection with Epstein Barr Virus, a type of Herpes virus. In holistic medicine, it has been found that CFS patients are usually heavily burdened with heavy metals and other toxins, and also with parasites or other pathogens.

Some new research suggests that another virus is also implicated in CFS: It is a little known virus called XMRV. While only 4% of the general population have this virus, so do two thirds of CFS sufferers.

More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/health/8298529.stm

POLITICS US Health Freedom Act

State Representative Ron Paul has introduced a Health Freedom Bill that is intended to guarantee free speech when it comes to nutritional supplements.

The current situation in the US is that no medicinal information can be said or implied by a manufacturer or marketer of nutritional supplements, EVEN IF the statements are scientifically sound. If, say, there is a body of evidence showing vitamin C prevents cataract to a high degree if taken over an extended time, that cannot be stated by anyone who has a financial interest in selling vitamin C. Even though probably anyone would agree that it is very much of interest to the public. If that statement was made, the nutritional product would cease to be a nutritional product and would magically be transformed into a medicine that has to be registered as such with the FDA, a procedure that is unaffordable for almost any company except the very large ones. Those large companies, of course, would never register vitamin C as a drug, because they can't make much money off a substance that you can also buy as a nutritional supplement, and one that is not patentable to boot...

So, the consumer remains uninformed. This goes well with the intention of a system that will remedy rather than prevent. Because to make money for the pharmaceutical industry, the public must be sick.

State Representative Ron Paul has now introduced a Bill that is intended to allow statements about nutritional supplements, if they are not misleading. You can find some info here, including the full Bill text (click top right):

Of course many Bills are introduced and many of them will not pass. Let's hope these Bills here find enough supporters to allow information to get out to the public, information that you need to keep yourself healthy.

HEALTH AND POLITICS Swine Flue Vaccine -- Yes or No?

We get news about the swine flu daily now. For all that is currently known, the swine flu is not any worse than any other flu, just much more of a hype. The question we are now confronted with is: should we get the swine flu vaccine or not?

To give you my personal answer up front: I have not wasted a second's time to think about it -- of course I will NOT get a swine flu vaccine, just as I have not been vaccinated for anything else in 20 years, not even when I went to Africa.

I have never seen the point of getting vaccinated against the flu. Many people get the flu regardless of the vaccine. So the decision is not between health and a possible flu. The decision is between possibly getting the flu; and possibly getting the flu plus a vaccine.

Even disregarding the fact that the flu vaccine will not prevent all flues: I have not missed a day at work since 1994, and I will admit that I stayed home on those two November days in 1994 more because I did not feel like going to work, rather than because I was very sick. I diligently take my nutrients and herbs and I believe that my immunity is strong enough to prevent almost any flu.

Finally, even if I got the flu I would not be very worried. It is a comparably harmless infection and will pass. Why take all the work away from the body? I never take any medication either, the few times I do not feel 100% up to par. I will drink a few quarts of herbal tea. I understand that for a very aged and feeble person, the situation may look different. But I would rather err on the side of not doing it than doing it.

I believe that for most medications, as well as vaccines, the negative side effects are underestimated, while their use is over estimated. I am not alone in this assessment. Read what Dr. Mercola has to say about it: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/11/26/flu-shots-part-two.aspx.

One of the best reasons not to get vaccinated is the fact that the flu vaccine contains a mercury compound called thiomersal (also called thimerosal). There is probably little anyone could say to convince me of letting anyone shoot mercury into my veins. The Government says that the mercury is not a problem, but we know what to think of such Government statements. For decades they said mercury fillings were also safe. http://www.cdc.gov/Flu/about/qa/thimerosal.htm.

If you do not believe that a flu shot can have serious side effects even for a healthy person, check out this recent report on FOX News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP2e2B84r30.

I believe -- along with a number of highly regarded specialists in the field (e.g. http://www.strunz.com/news.php?newsid=955) -- that the swine flu hype is nothing than a marketing tool of the companies that sell the vaccines.

HEALTH Epstein Barr Virus and Multiple Sclerosis

Viruses could be involved in a number of autoimmune conditions. A recent study links the ubiquitous (i.e. found almost anywhere) Epstein Barr Virus with Multiple Sclerosis: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090914111535.htm.

Dr. Clark has said that parasites are involved in causing MS. She has also said that parasites quite frequently bring along viruses, and that in fact persistent viral infections usually have an underlying parasite infection. Certainly interesting information when one tries to get rid of a viral infection.

It is also interesting to note that bio feedback testers have reported for many years that they frequently find high viral loads in persons with MS. Borrelia (the bacteria causing Lyme disease) have also often been reported to be connected to MS.

So, the overall picture is still blurry, but it seems some progress is made in finding out what really causes this autoimmune condition.

HEALTH Perils of Chemotherapy

For years now, many of us who advocate natural health and natural approaches to beating cancer have warned against the dangers and the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy. The following report presented at the 27th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium illustrates how chemo actually spreads cancer cells, as well as points out how little we are being told about the dangers of chemo:

German investigators from Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, have shown that taxol (the “gold standard of chemo”) causes a massive release of cells into circulation.

Such a release of cancer cells would result in extensive metastasis months or even years later, long after the chemo would be suspected as the cause of the spread of the cancer. This little known horror of conventional cancer treatment needs to be spread far and wide, but it is not even listed in the side effects of taxol.

Find the full report here: http://blogs.healthfreedomalliance.org/blog/2009/09/16/chemo-does-not-cure-often-it-inflicts-damage-and-spreads-cancer/.

HEALTH Biocompatible Electric Current Attenuates HIV Infectivity

Here is a very interesting piece of research, even though not new. But I only just came across it. The researchers tried to find out if very small currents will reduce the infectivity of HIV. And lo and behold, tiny currents -- in the microamp range -- did do exactly that, and the more current, the more effective they were. Also, a longer exposure was more effective.

Find the article here: http://educate-yourself.org/cn/LymanKaalibiocompatibleHIV1996report18nov06.shtml. The actual published paper starts a bit down.

This research shows that Dr. Clark's proposition of using electricity to combat pathogens was a good idea indeed. In the past few years, several research studies have shown that such current is useful to inhibit cancer cells, also.

HEALTH Parasite Turns Cells Cancerous

Dr. Clark has pointed out since the early nineties that parasites can release growth factors that turn cells cancerous. She said so in her Disease Book in 1993, in her Cancer Book in 1995 and also in all later books, in more detail.

A recent report confirms that the human liver fluke releases growth hormones that can turn cells cancerous: http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20091210-19980.html. Interestingly, the article says that it is the "first research" showing parasite growth factors can cause abnormal cell growth... I guess they have not read aunt Hulda's books.

Not only has it been shown that these growth factors do cause cancer, but also that a very high percentage of those infected with the liver fluke are affected, namely every sixth infected person develops cancer.

HEALTH Parasites in Pets

Dr. Hulda Clark has been pointing out that we should be careful letting pets into our house. She advocates that people who live with pets should make sure pets are regularly deparasitized. This recent report supports this view: http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-puppies-parasites-and-people,0,6933411.story.

HEALTH Morphine Can Cause Cancers to Spread

This article here is interesting because it says that morphine, which is quite regularly used against pain in cancer cases, will make the cancer spread: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1230208/Pain-drug-morphine-cause-cancer-spread.html.

Now certainly, cancer patients with a high level of pain need a palliative treatment. The point here is that once again, a treatment aggravates the condition that it is used for. This is too often the case. In my previous e-zine I reported on a widely used chemo drug that was shown to causes metastasis of the tumor!

The lesson I learn from such reports is: whenever possible, stay away from pharmaceutical drugs. Just say no! When I absolutely need a treatment, which is rare enough, I try to treat myself with natural resources first. Only if that does not work, I will use pharmaceutical drugs. And before I use them, I will research them quite well for toxicity, side effects, and whether they really work! I DO NOT ask the doctor or pharmacist about efficacy or side effects. They DO NOT READ scientific data and they do not know, most of the time. They get briefed by the pharmaceutical companies. That is not good enough. And if you look at efficacy, you must ask the correct question. The question in cancer, for example, is not "will it shrink my tumor". It is "will it prolong life, and what will it do to quality of life". Most chemotherapies shrink tumors, but do not prolong life, and quality of life gets worse.

Drugs kill. Just say no.

HEALTH Study Suggests Vitamin D can Prevent Substantial Portion of Heart Disease

Vitamin D has a good reputation even in the worthy company of other vitamins, having been associated variously with cardiovascular health, strong bones, cognitive health, cancer protection and immune health.

Scientists from the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City now claim to have dug up stronger evidence supporting the cardiovascular benefits of vitamin D. They also claim to have more firmly established the link between a lack of the vitamin in the diet and heart disease.

For the whole report go here: http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-deficiency-linked-directly-to-heart-disease.

The nice thing about vitamins or nutrients in general is that the more research is done about them, the more benefits come to light! Whereas with pharmaceutical drugs, it seems the more they are researched, the more side effects come to light.

HEALTH AND POLITICS 1976 Swine Flu Scare

I was surprised to find that there was a Swine Flu scare and vaccination program before, namely in 1976. See this revealing report on 60 minutes about the scare and vaccine program at the time:

Is it not just heart warming to see the Government propaganda for the swine flu shot, showing people happily getting swine flu vaccines and being healthy, while everyone else is coming down with the flu? And "Dotty even died from it, because she had a heart condition"!

It would all be a bit funny if today's campaign was not so similar. A disease which is far from threatening is being used for a campaign that tries to scare everyone into doing what the Government wants. But it is not really the Government behind it all, because this is nothing more than a giant marketing campaign which yields about 20 billion dollars for the pharmaceutical industry. Rather ingenious, not all that hard to see through, and the bluff has been called by accomplished names, but their call is not heard in the general background noise.

At any rate, here is Ron Paul talking about the swine flu scare in 1976 and comparing it to today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJiTStZtrlE.

Here is a medical expert explaining why the flu vaccine is more dangerous than the flu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1z7KSEnyxw.

With a bit of research, you will find a host of such comments from everyone except -- the Government and the pharmaceutical pill pushers, of course. They tell you that it is a wonderful idea to get vaccinated.

Monday, January 18, 2010

HEALTH Luc Montagnier on the Importance of Immunity to Prevent HIV Infection

Luc Montagnier is the French scientist who received a Nobel Prize for discovering the HIV virus. In a recent interview, he makes a few surprising statements regarding the importance of immunity to prevent infection with HIV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQoNW7lOnT4.

HIV is a virus that is very difficult to transmit. One of the riddles has been how so many in Africa could be infected with it, when it is so hard to transmit. It has been shown that other infections will increase the likeliness of an HIV infection, and malaria is rampant in most parts of sub Saharan Africa! As well as many other infectious diseases. Also insufficient nutrition can contribute to low immunity, increasing the probability of an HIV infection.

POLITICS Swine Flu: EU Parliament to Investigate WHO

The Council of Europe member states are to launch an inquiry in January 2010 on the influence of the pharmaceutical companies on the global swine flu campaign, focusing especially on extent of the pharma industry’s influence on WHO, according to reports in the German media.

Wolfgang Wodarg , former SPD member of parliament, and chairman of the European parliament’s health committee, initiated the inquiry. The motion was passed unanimously by his colleagues in the European parliament‘s health committee.

Wodarg has criticized the measures taken against the swine flu as „one of the biggest medical scandals of the century.“

He said the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on scientists and government officials has resulted in „millions of healthy people being exposed unnecessarily to the risks of an inadequately tested vaccine.“

That even though, the swine flu virus is „much less harmful“ than last year’s seasonal flu causing „not even a tenth of the usual deaths associated with flu.“

Wodarg has also criticized the way pharmaceutical companies have made gigantic profits at the expense of tax payers.

See the full article here: http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2350%3Aeuropean-parliament-to-investigate-who-in-january-2010&catid=41%3Ahighlighted-news&Itemid=105&lang=en

The Swine Flu scam seems to get some political attention at last, it seems. Whether this case will really go anywhere remains to be seen, but let's hope that at least it becomes clear that not all politicians are gullible and that the industry will think twice before starting a similar scare.

POLITICS Alliance for Natural Health and American Alliance for Health Freedom Merge

The leading organization protecting Health Freedom in Europe, the ANH, led by the brilliant Robert Verkerk, has joined forces with the US American Alliance for health Freedom in a merger announced 18 December, 2009.

Since the challenges to Health Freedom are more and more global (for example, through Codex regulation which applies to all countries that are part of the UNO), this merger was deemed necessary.

AAHF is the Health Freedom organization which has won several landmark cases in the US, amongst the Pearson vs. Shalala, in which First Amendment rights were upheld.

See the full story here: http://www.anhcampaign.org/node/2937

Dr. Clark Research Association has been supporting the National Health Freedom Coalition (NHFC) http://www.nationalhealthfreedom.org/, led by activist Diane Miller. She has been instrumental in implementing Health Freedom laws in many States together with local Health Freedom fighters. Dr. Clark Research Association has a matching grant program going in which any of your monthly donations are doubled by us. In 2009 we doubled $36000 in donations and I hope it will be more in 2010! The more you give, the more we chip in!

No matter which organization you support, it is clear that support for Health Freedom is needed. They all do their best and for little pay, to protect all our freedoms.

HEALTH Small Currents Zap Cancer Cells

While Dr. Hulda Clark was pretty much alone in advocating small electric currents in the early nineties, a number of studies has sprung up in the last few years showing the usefulness of such currents. Now a newer report elaborates on the mechanism of how small electric current can influence cancer cells: http://www.mydigitalfc.com/news/disruption-cancer-cell-replication-electric-fields-343.

Welcome to my Blog, Purpose

Hello dear Reader,

My name is David P. Amrein, I have been working with Alternative Medicine since 1998. I am a certificed and registered naturopath. I have been running the Dr. Clark Research Association also since 1998, a business for natural health products, but this Blog here is not to sell or promote anything except some ideas, and so you will not find any mention of products or any promotion in this Blog.

This is my second attempt at a Blog. I will write about health and health politics, and my first Blog was deleted by Blogster even though for all I could see, there was no violation of the code of conduct. But of course, my Blog is controversial, because it is about Alternative Medicine, health and health politics and so I often have critical things to say about what I call orthodox medicine. And criticism is one of the things the Internet is for, for all I know.

But more importantly, I write about good news from the holistic health field, about research, breakthroughs, new findings.

I have been sending out an e-zine for many years -- to now almost 100'000 readers -- and I felt it was too bad that the e-zine articles are so short lived and soon forgotten, so I will add many of them to the Blog, if they are of continued interest. Also, this Blog gives you a chance to comment and I hope for more interactive communication than is possible through my e-zine. Finally, I only write an e-zine about once a month, and the Blog will give me an opportuity to place short comments in between that do not make the e-zine.

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