Archive for November, 2008
When will these Scientists ever learn? Sometimes things are extinct for a reason? Will woolly Mammoths have some incurable virus? Are movies just movies or can they be prophetic devices similar to the prophets of old.
Published Date: 20 November 2008
THE woolly mammoth may be closer to walking again after scientists unscrambled most of its genetic code. Experts from the United States and Russia say they have pieced together 80 per cent of the mammoth genome, using DNA samples extracted from hair preserved over tens of thousands of years.
The chemical sequences shed new light on the evolution of mammoths and elephants, and are expected to help answer why mammoths failed to survive. They may also help future researchers bring the mammoth back to life by inserting its genes into the modern-day elephant, the scientists believe.
However, other experts said that resurrecting the woolly mammoth would be an enormously difficult task. Much of the work was done using DNA taken from the hair of two mammoths mummified in Siberian permafrost. One had been buried for 20,000 years and the other for at least 60,000.
DNA data from a number of other specimens investigated previously helped to complete the genetic jigsaw. Hair was a better source of DNA than bone because it protected the strands of genetic material like “biological plastic”, said the scientists. The findings, reported today in the journal Nature, revealed that woolly mammoths and modern-day elephants share many genes and are more closely related than had previously been thought. The mammoth genome differs from that of the African elephant by as little as 0.6 per cent.
Earth’s Core, Magnetic Field Changing Fast, Study Says
for National Geographic News
June 30, 2008
Rapid changes in the churning movement of Earth’s liquid outer core are weakening the magnetic field in some regions of the planet’s surface, a new study says.
“What is so surprising is that rapid, almost sudden, changes take place in the Earth’s magnetic field,” said study co-author Nils Olsen, a geophysicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen.
Earth core image
The findings suggest similarly quick changes are simultaneously occurring in the liquid metal, 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) below the surface, he said.
The swirling flow of molten iron and nickel around Earth’s solid center triggers an electrical current, which generates the planet’s magnetic field.
(Learn more about Earth’s interior.)
The study, published recently in Nature Geoscience, modeled Earth’s magnetic field using nine years of highly accurate satellite data.
Fluctuations in the magnetic field have occurred in several far-flung regions of Earth, the researchers found.
In 2003 scientists found pronounced changes in the magnetic field in the Australasian region. In 2004, however, the changes were focused on Southern Africa.
The changes “may suggest the possibility of an upcoming reversal of the geomagnetic field,” said study co-author Mioara Mandea, a scientist at the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam.
Earth’s magnetic field has reversed hundreds of times over the past billion years, and the process could take thousands of years to complete.
The decline in the magnetic field also is opening Earth’s upper atmosphere to intense charged particle radiation, scientists say.
Satellite data show the geomagnetic field decreasing in the South Atlantic region, Mandea said, adding that an oval-shaped area east of Brazil is significantly weaker than similar latitudes in other parts of the world.
“It is in this region that the shielding effect of the magnetic field is severely reduced, thus allowing high energy particles of the hard radiation belt to penetrate deep into the upper atmosphere to altitudes below a hundred kilometers (62 miles),” Mandea said.
This radiation does not influence temperatures on Earth. The particles, however, do affect technical and radio equipment and can damage electronic equipment on satellites and airplanes, Olsen of the Danish space center said.
The study documents just how rapidly the flow in Earth’s core is changing, said Peter Olson, a geophysics professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, who was not involved with the research.
By using satellite imagery, researchers have a nearly continuous measurement of changes, he said.
“They provide a good rationale to continue this monitoring longer,” Olson said
Our bodies are deprived of the proper electrolyte balance, either we have too much of the wrong kind of salt without the trace minerals or we are salt deficient. Celtic Sea salt or other unrefined Sea salts provide 80 trace minerals that cannot be duplicated in a lab. The truth is we should be consuming large quantities of raw unrefined Sea Salt. Our cells need minerals to transfer energy, they need the right kind of minerals which only sea water can provide. Life emerged from the sea, for a reason. It is the basic electromagnetic-chemical soup with of course an intelligent design, “there are no atheists in foxholes.”
To begin to reverse the aging process, one needs copious amounts of trace minerals to bring the cell’s metabolic activities up to full speed. Athletes essentially burn out fast because they are using up their trace mineral supply at a much faster rate than sedentary desk jockeys. There is no reason why the trace minerals cannot be replaced and even enhanced beyong what was thought of as normal. What we think is peak performance is probably just a midline where the species can actually go.
by Justin Schmidt
Salt For Energy
Every action we perform, consciously or unconsciously, is essentially a transfer of energy. All energy, e.g., electricity, requires a conductive matrix if it is to transfer. For this reason, we use copper wires to run electricity to the lights of our houses, refrigerators, blenders, etc. We require a similar internal conductive matrix for the transfer of energy within our own bodies. Our bloodstream and body cells are primarily saline, or salted, solutions. In the words of Helen Ross, M.D. of The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, we are “salty, watery creatures.” If we were composed primarily of pure water, as opposed to salt water, we could not perform any bodily function because water, in its pure form of H2O, is not conductive of energy.
A demonstration can be made using a light bulb, a generator, a beaker of distilled water, and a power cord segmented into two pieces with conductive probes. If one were to place the two probes in the beaker of distilled water and try to run an electric current from the generator, through the water to the light bulb, one would find that the light bulb would not turn on because the distilled water, being completely devoid of minerals, is not a conductive matrix through which the electricity can transfer. However, if one were to add trace minerals, such as a pinch of natural salt or sole to the water, energy would transfer and the light bulb would become bright. From this demonstration, we can see that without salt, we have no ability to perform any energy transfer, i.e. no ability to perform any action — this is essentially why humans, along with every other mammal, dies if deprived of salt for a sufficient span of time. A diet insufficient in salt will impair all bodily functions by slowing the myriad of electro-chemical reactions that must take place. When we don’t get enough sodium chloride from natural sources, like unrefined sea or rock salt, we experience muscle cramps, dizziness, exhaustion, and in extreme cases, convulsions and, as mentioned, death. Salt is essential to our well-being and can be considered a foundational nutrient.
On a low or no salt diet, our bodies’ abilities to act can be impaired all the way down to the cellular level, which is evident when one analyzes human blood samples. As a nutritional microscopist, I see the effects of internal mineral depletion all the time. At the cellular level, our blood becomes sticky and our circulation is impaired. The negative and positive polarities within the blood¬stream become due to a diet insufficient in alkaline minerals and fluids, such as salt and alkaline water. These polarities can actually even become inverted due to a diet too high in strong acids, like those from animal proteins or alcohol. When a healthy polarity is present, blood cells sit nicely in their own space, as seen below on the left. They can circulate easily throughout the body carrying oxygen, nutrients, etc. When the polarity is altered, the blood cells can become sticky.
Salt For Assimilation / Digestion
The digestive system, in Dr. Robert O. Young’s findings, is better understood if referred to as the alkaline buffering system. We use salt to create sodium bi-carbonate in our salivary glands and other internal organs. When we eat or drink, our bodies release sodium bicarbonate to alkalize the foods and beverages we consume so that the pH of those foods and fluids can be raised sufficiently to match the pH of our blood, for that foods destiny is to be assimilated into red and white blood cells in the small intestine. This interpretation differs from former medical assumptions concerning the site of blood cell production, which is a story in itself. Suffice it to say, without salt or naturally salted foods, our blood becomes deformed and our bodies dis-eased. For without natural salt or water, we cannot create the alkaline buffers necessary to properly assimilate the foods we consume.
We’ve been told by the mainstream media that we should have low salt diets, but anyone who has embraced that dietary prescription is probably familiar with the lethargy, blood pressure problems, and acid reflux that result hence the popularity of antacid tablets. The lack of salt leads to an acid imbalance, which is well known by the most eminent and respected holistic health practitioners, including Dr. Gabriel Cousins, Dr. Robert Young, and David Wolfe, to be one of the largest contributing factors of disease.
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by Bruce Fife, N.D.
Dr. Bruce Fife is a certified nutritionist and naturopathic physician. He is considered the world’s leading authority on the health aspects of coconut and related products. He is the author of 20 books including Coconut Water for Health and Healing and serves as the director of the Coconut Research Center, www.coconutresearchcenter.org.
What is the healthiest beverage you can drink? Fruit juice? Milk? Sports drinks? Herbal tea? It may come as a surprise to you, but one of the healthiest beverages is coconut water. Most people respond to this statement with, “what the heck is coconut water?”
You’ve been to the grocery store, picked up a coconut, and shaken it, right? The sloshing sound you hear inside is coconut water. Contrary to popular belief, this liquid is not coconut milk. Coconut milk is made by crushing and squeezing the liquid from coconut meat. What you get is a thick, creamy, white fluid that looks much like dairy milk. Coconut water, on the other hand, looks pretty much like ordinary water, although it may be slightly opaque. The two are completely different in taste, texture, nutrient content, and health benefits. Coconut water is sometimes referred to as coconut juice and is consumed just like any other fruit juice.
Coconut water has a slightly sweet, somewhat nutty taste. Surprisingly, it doesn’t taste like coconut. It has a flavor all its own. Coconut water has long been the most popular beverage consumed in the tropics where it is considered not only a refreshing drink but a health tonic. Coconut water is a superfood filled with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, and growth factors. It is low in fat and has only a fifth of the sugar found in most fresh fruit juices.
Its unique combination of nutrients gives it incredible health-promoting properties. Coconut water has a normalizing effect and gives the body a boost of energy so that it can overcome a number of health-related conditions. It is effective in relieving dehydration, fatigue, constipation, and other digestive disturbances, kidney and bladder disorders, and vision problems such as glaucoma and cataract. It is reported to turn back time, so to speak, by reversing or slowing down the aging process. Coconut water also has an alkalizing effect on the body, helping to counteract or balance the effects of acidifying foods which are so common in our diets. Research shows that coconut water can improve blood circulation, lower elevated blood pressure, and reduce risk of heart attacks and strokes. Studies have been so impressive that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States has approved coconut water to carry the claim that it “may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.”
One of the most remarkable characteristics of coconut water is its chemical profile and mineral content. The primary minerals or electrolytes in coconut water are essentially the same as those found in human blood. For this reason, doctors have used it as an intravenous fluid for rehydration, pumping it directly into the patient’s bloodstream. Numerous studies dating back over 60 years document the successful use of intravenous coconut water in the treatment of malnutrition and dehydration.
Since coconut water has a pleasant taste, it has also found use as an effective oral rehydration beverage. Doctors have found it to be highly useful in fighting dehydrating diseases such as cholera, dysentery, and influenza, where it has saved the lives of thousands of children in underdeveloped parts of the world.
Coconut water’s similarity to body fluids and its usefulness as an intravenous and oral rehydration fluid has spurred interest in the sports community. With properties which are in many ways superior to commercial sports drinks, coconut water is now becoming popular as a natural rehydration beverage among athletes. In fact, it is popularly known as “Nature”s Gatorade.
Coconut water is available at most good health food stores and, as its popularity continues to grow, is finding its way into many grocery stores. It comes packaged in easy-to-carry cans, bottles, and tetra paks. Tetra paks are the most convenient because you don’t have to worry about them breaking. You can take them with you anywhere, even when you work out, go camping or hiking, or go to the football game. If you freeze them beforehand, they will stay cold for hours, providing you will a cool, refreshing drink later in the day.
You can also get coconut water straight from a fresh coconut. You want to make sure you get a “young” coconut. Young coconuts are those that have not fully matured. The water in the mature brown, hairy coconuts you see in the grocery store is too old and tastes much different. Whole young coconuts are also sold in health food stores. They look different from the mature brown coconuts. When a coconut is harvested from the tree it is covered in a thick fibrous husk. The husk is usually removed before being shipped to market, so you never see the husk, just the brown shell. Young coconuts, however, have only a portion of the husk cut off, leaving about an inch covering the shell. The husk is white and often shaped like a large toy top, with a point on one end and flat on the other. They are perishable, so you will find them in the refrigerated section of the store.
The references for the VA fluoride recommendations are the typical ones always cited to support the unsupportable. The real issue is the corruption and psychopathy of a veteran’s admin. that uses poisonous fluoride on soldiers to treat nutritional deficiency and stress-related tooth decay.
The references aren’t scientific, they just appear to be. Not one of them has any pharmacological evidence of therapeutic benefit of ingested fluoride at any dose, or toxicological evidence of safety at any rate of intake from any source. The droning propaganda that all adults need to be exposed to more fluoride from community water fluoridation, regardless of how much fluoride they have already had (i.e. dental fluorosis and bone accumulation) and are having (food, air, beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, beer, tobacco, toothpaste and dental rinse absorption through oral mucosa which is also known to raise serum fluoride levels) is simply illogical. None of the references can link dose from fluoridated water/intake/blood or saliva fluoride levels with benefit to teeth. However the references in the 2006 NRC report CAN link fluoride levels in serum and urine with adverse health effects, some of them irreversible such as IQ reduction in childhood and suppression of fetal thyroid gland development.
Why do young European NATO soldiers have better teeth than American soldiers yet they have little exposure to fluoridated water? 98% of European countries have rejected both water and salt fluoridation as unsafe, ineffective and unethical. Levels of dental fluorosis are lower there, reflecting lower fluoride intake in early childhood, yet their teeth are better than Americans.
Why do soldiers exposed to Depleted Uranium poison dust get cavities and gum disease no matter how much fluoride they use or swallow from any source? DU blocks calcium and increases fluoride toxicity to kidneys. Fluoride treatment is absolutely the worst thing to do to those men and women. Where is the reference the VA can cite that soldiers who have had multiple vaccines (with fluoride, aluminum and mercury in them) and prophylactic anti-malarials (fluoridated drugs with calcium antagonism) will be helped by yet another bolus dose of fluoride to their systems? It does not exist. None of those references support this awful policy of deliberate fluoride poisoning of another generation of soldiers.
When you ask for pharmacological references i.e. what is the therapeutic blood and saliva level that stops caries in adults, and what is the daily dose of fluoride from all sources that reliably achieves this therapeutic blood and saliva level? they can not supply any evidence from any reference. 70% of young American soldiers have dental fluorosis proving excessive intake in childhood from fluoridated water yet they have the same or greater cavity occurrence as their European counterparts who do not have to drink fluoridated water. There may be some benefit from high-concentration topicals but these benefits are short-lived as teeth become brittle and eroded the more often the dental gels and varnishes are applied. Phosphate-calcium pastes are far more effective for root lesions.
Fluoride is not necessary for decay prevention, but iodine, vitamin D, vitamin K and minerals are. This was known 70 years ago: Weston A. Price, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.
Xylitol Gum and Toothpaste is an excellent cavity prevention method that is benign and actually will regenerate enamel. Ideal for soldiers at work if you ask me. The references for these are on Fluoride Action Network too.