Saline Solution in Hospital IVs Found to Cause Kidney Failure – Stillness in the Storm ~ 19 Mar 2018

(Frances Bloomfield) Saline solutions have a wide range of medical uses, with one of the most prominent being in intravenous (IV) infusion. However, new research has revealed that switching from saline to a different intravenous fluid could make a major difference in the lives of patients. On top of decreasing the number of kidney failure cases, using something other than saline could also improve a patient’s chances of survival.

SourceNatural News

by Frances Bloomfield, March 4th, 2018

To arrive at this conclusion, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers carried out two different studies between 2015 and 2017. The first had them observing more than 13,000 patients who were admitted into the emergency department (ED); the other study involved examining over 15,000 intensive care unit (ICU) patients. In both studies, the patients were given either IVs of saline or balanced crystalloids.

For the ED patients, the saline and balanced crystalloids had no impact on the number of hospital-free days, which was defined as the number of days alive following discharge prior to the 28th day. However, the researchers found that the patients who were administered balanced crystalloids were less likely to experience major adverse kidney events (4.7 percent against 5.6 percent) within the span of a month.

A similar effect was noted among ICU patients. Of the 7,942 patients who’d received balanced crystalloids, only 1,139 or 14.3 percent went through a major adverse kidney event. By comparison, around 1,211 out of 7,860 saline patients, or 15.4 percent, underwent this. Persistent renal dysfunction was more prominent in the saline group (6.6 percent versus 6.4 percent), as was the occurrence of new renal replacement therapy (2.9 percent against 2.5 percent). Moreover, those in the saline group had a greater in-hospital mortality rate (11.1 percent) when measured against those in the balanced crystalloids group (10.3 percent).

In addition to the lower incidence of kidney failure and death, the balanced solution has chloride and sodium concentrations that were much closer to regular blood levels than saline solution. The higher concentrations of sodium and chloride in saline makes it near identical to table salt. (Related: 10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys.)

The researchers have estimated that swapping out saline could cut back the number of yearly kidney failure cases in the U.S. by as much as 100,000. Furthermore, as many as 70,000 lives could be saved by making this simple change.

“The difference, while small for individual patients, is significant on a population level. Each year in the United States, millions of patients receive intravenous fluids,” said study author Dr. Wesley Self. “When you look at the millions and millions of patients   >>>   Read on …

Source: Saline Solution in Hospital IVs Found to Cause Kidney Failure – Stillness in the Storm


Oncologists Accidental Discovery – The Juice That Kills Cancer – Prepare for Change ~ 19th Mar 2018

Recently, a group of Canadian scientists discovered that there’s an effective herb that can kill cancer naturally and without side-effects in just 2 days!

 Terrific news come from the University of Windsor, where scientists have been examining the effects of dandelion against cancer since 2009. The project started when one oncologist discovered a relation between dandelion root tea and lower risk of cancer.Pamela Ovadje is a post-doctoral candidate at the University who found the benefits of the root. “One oncologist who worked with us, told us the unbelievable improvement in a patient’s daily drinking tea from dandelion root.

We immediately began to investigate this tea to see how other patients respond to it, however we were pretty skeptical. I thought that dandelion grows all over, and if at all there is something great in it, people would have long ago found,” she remembers.

>>>   Read on …

Source: Oncologists Accidental Discovery – The Juice That Kills Cancer – Prepare for Change

Tachyon Chambers: A New Way to Heal – by Megan Edwards @Prepare for Change ~ 16 Mar 2018

The Pleiades (1885) by artist Elihu Vedder. I see a lot of goddess energy in this painting!

The Pleiadians and other cosmic civilizations of Light use subatomic particles called tachyons as a basic source of energy: as hyperdrive energy source for their spaceships by creating hyperspace wormholes, for healing, information transmission and for other purposes. And now there are tachyon chambers in North America, Europe and Asia that will help us heal body, mind and spirit.

The Pleiades star cluster

Tachyons Are From Higher Dimensions

A “tachyon belt” represents the border between the entropic and syntropic universe and it now surrounds our planet. High energy cosmic rays enter our Solar system from interstellar space and carry tachyons with them. Some of these tachyons reach the surface of our planet through a hyper-dimensional wormhole that the researchers in Europe have created with a quartz oscillator crystal aboard Genesis II spacecraft. The tachyons that have arrived through the wormhole can be utilized in the Tachyon Healing Chamber. The Phoenix Group in Europe developed the tachyon chamber with help from the Pleiadians. The tachyon chamber assists in bringing tachyons from the higher dimensions into physical matter.

What These Tiny Things Do

Sacred geometry: we’re just finding out how important sacred geometry is to how our universe is structured.





Tachyons have an extraordinary healing and harmonizing effect. Tachyons can completely harmonize all energy fields that are result of gravity, electromagnetism and weak nuclear force. Tachyon energy harmonizes and enlivens the energy matrix which shapes all matter and also our mental, emotional, etheric and physical bodies. All this greatly affects our physical health and well-being. Tachyons protect against all forms of electrosmog. A healing session inside the Tachyon chamber takes about 20 minutes and has irreversible positive effects on all aspects of our being.   The people who developed the chamber recommend five 20-minute sessions in the chamber.

Here’s My Experience

Tachyons work at the subatomic level.









I have personally visited two of the tachyon chambers in North America. In one case, I went because I thought the tachyon chamber ought to help me after a death in my family.  I felt renewed and hopeful afterward. And very healthy (though I am fortunate in that I wasn’t dealing with a serious physical issue).  At another tachyon chamber, a year later, I felt power emanating from it, the moment I walked into the building.  Two men I know who used the chamber discovered that their previously rather serious cases of eczema were simply gone about six weeks after leaving the chamber.  Another person had about 95% of his arthritis gradually disappear. He felt it was because he was using the chamber fairly regularly.

I haven’t determined any side effects from being in a chamber…unless you count deep relaxation as a side effect!  Anyway, many of the websites listed below contain testimony from people who have experienced the chamber.

There is more information about tachyon chambers here:

Our home planet.

Tachyon chambers around the world:

North America:

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Source: Tachyon Chambers: A New Way to Heal – Prepare for Change

Magnesium Threonate Benefits For Brain Too Good To Be True? ~

The claim that it might help with male pattern baldness seemed like a total scam… until we dug into the South Korean study.

chart showing DHT levels with L threonate

Human dermal papilla cells were treated with DHT in the presence or absence of L-threonate

Using cultured human dermal papilla cells, they reported that this unique form seemed to inhibit DHT.

Why that’s so interesting is because DHT plays an important role. Lowering DHT happens to be the active mechanism of Propecia.

The theory of hair loss benefits is not proven, but it at least seems plausible after reviewing the research.

But wait, there’s more.

What is magnesium L threonate used for?

According to the message boards and blogs, hair growth appears to be the least discussed topic. You hear of people claiming to use threonate for sleep, anxiety, and as a nootropic (brain enhancer). Some cite animal research involving mental health.

Even the respected Dana Foundation, which is a New York philanthropic organization that’s been focused on brain health since 1950, has talked about it on their website (1).

While making no claims themselves, they do cite a prominent scientist who claims being magnesium deficient has been linked to “depression-like behaviors” in mice.

The same article also mention research out of Beijing, which suggested healthy magnesium levels correlated with increased glutamatergic synaptic density – in the prefontal cortex and hippocampus. Professor Guosong Liu claims that “would accord with antidepressant and antianxiety effects.”

Mr. Liu is also 1 of the 2 inventors listed in the following U.S. patent application for Magtein, which is the brand name it goes by.

US patent application for Magtein

That particular patent is from 2008, but this form of magnesium was invented or discovered years prior. It looks like it took some time to figure out what health benefits if might be used for.

The first piece of research in the PubMed database about it is from 2003, in Chinese (2).

In 1997, a Chinese patent was filed about L-threonic acid. It’s not specific to magnesium though, as they also talk about combining it with other minerals like potassium, sodium, ammonium, zinc, and iron (3).

As you can see above in the 2008 patent, the inventors propose that it might be useful for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), ADHD, high blood pressure, migraines and even diabetes. To be clear though, these are just theories.

Those, as well as all the other proposed benefits discussed so far, are only theories which have been put forth. None have been proven.

Before rather than jump to conclusions again, we decided to do an exhaustive analysis of the science. The Cliff’s Notes are below for your convenience.

What is it?

magnesium threonate moleculeMagnesium threonate is a chelate, which means it’s a metal attached to an anion (negatively charged group).

Still puzzled? No worries.

Basically it is magnesium attached to L threanoic acid, which is a sugar acid that comes from vitamin C.

What does it do?

Magnesium is one of the essential macrominerals. Unlike trace minerals which are only needed in tiny amounts, your body requires a relatively large amount of this and others, like calcium and potassium.

The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for magnesium increases slightly with age. Adult males under 30 require 400 mg and for women, 310 mg. From 31 and onward, the amounts go up to 420 and 320, respectively.

Many people get adequate amounts from diet alone, but those with GI diseases like gluten-sensitivity, Crohn’s disease, and IBS can suffer from deficiency over time (4).

According to the NIH, when a person does not get enough, the side effects can include:

  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • coronary spasms
  • cramps
  • fatigue
  • hypocalcemia (low calcium levels)
  • hypokalemia (low potassium levels)
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle contractions
  • nausea
  • numbness
  • personality changes
  • seizures
  • tingling
  • vomiting
  • weakness

That’s about our needs of the mineral in general, not any specific form of it.

You can buy it as a supplement in many different forms. Why you would choose it attached to L threanoic acid – which is a very expensive version – only makes sense when you compare and contrast it to the others.

What is the difference between magnesium L threonate vs. magnesium citrate?

The latter is citric acid that’s bound to the metal, to create a salt. In high concentrations, it’s used as a laxative prior to surgery to empty the bowels… not exactly something you want to supplement with.

Natural Calm anti-anxiety drink

Natural Calm drink is marketed as being anti-anxiety, but does the citrate version it uses easily travel to the brain? There’s not proof of that.

Unlike magnesium citrate, the threonate form easily crosses the blood brain barrier. This is something which was demonstrated in the MIT study (more on that in a minute). Magnesium oxide, orotate, taurate, malate, glyconite, carbonate, and chloride forms can’t make the same claim. Or at least if they do easily cross through, there aren’t studies to suggest it.

How long does it stay in your system versus the others?

The half-life of magnesium L threonate is not something you can easily measure, like a pharmaceutical compound which is broken down by the liver.

Because while it’s true the magnesium ion can be separated from the L-threonic acid, you can’t break it down any further than that. So measuring the half-life of how long that magnesium stays in your body would be difficult, since there are plenty of those ions already in your body.

The research

Very little research exists on this newly discovered form. In the NIH’s database of nearly 30 million pieces of medical research, fewer than 20 even mention it.

>>>   Read on …

Source: Magnesium Threonate Benefits For Brain Too Good To Be True?

Consumer Alert: Air Fresheners by Edward Morgan @ Prepare For Change ~ 11th Feb 2018

An astounding 19 pages of chemicals go into making one commonly used brand of air freshener, representing just how poorly regulated and toxic this increasingly popular class of consumer products is.  

You’ve probably seen pictures of people navigating urban cityscapes, their noses and mouths covered by medical masks to safeguard against toxic air quality. You might be surprised to learn that it’s actually indoor air quality, permeated by chemical “air fresheners,” that is a top concern for public health officials.

Consider for a moment, the toxic chemicals an average urban dweller is exposed to each day upon leaving the home. Limiting scope to just airborne toxicants, it’s still easy to produce a long list of offenders: exhaust fumes from vehicles, chemicals used in manufacturing, emissions of dry cleaners, common cleaning products including the greenwashed brand “Simple Green,” second-hand smoke from passersby — and that’s not counting the sneezes and coughs of people on the subway. This is just a sampling of the many vectors of toxicity affecting air quality; most of which emanate from sources that are largely beyond our control.

Now think of an average home. All surfaces are cleaned once per week with a name-brand spray cleaner. Carpets are sprinkled with freshening powder and vacuumed (the vacuum cleaner bag gets changed every few months). Fabric-covered sofas and chairs are spritzed with Fabreze™ to mask pet odors. Finally, the scented plug-in in the bathroom keeps it smelling guest-friendly at all times. To make sure the house stays “fresh”, the windows are sealed tight to keep the polluted outside air from entering. Sounds really clean, right?

It may shock you to learn that the EPA found levels of common air pollutants to be up to five times higher inside homes than outside, even in highly industrial areas.[1] In homes like the example illustrated above, indoor air can reach levels up to 100 times more toxic than outside air.[2] And it’s the effort to create “freshness” that is largely to blame.

The United States EPA recognizes indoor air quality as a top environmental risk to public health. Problems such as asthmachronic fatigue, breathing problems, allergy, and sinus infection, among other serious concerns, are often directly attributable to breathing contaminated indoor air. With some individuals, particularly the elderly who can spend nearly all of their time indoors, it’s easy to see how poor air quality can quickly devastate one’s health. But breathe easy! A little bit of knowledge and focused action goes a long way towards restoring your home to the safe sanctuary you intended it to be.

The Unseen Pollutant

The primary pollutants inside of our homes are VOCs: volatile, organic compounds, that get released in gaseous or particulate form, from furniture, paints and varnishes, cleaning products, flooring, air fresheners, and even clothing and personal care products. These dangerous chemical emissions remain trapped in the air of a closed home, where they are inhaled by inhabitants, causing untold damage to cells. Thanks to medical research, we know the damage that can occur when people come into contact with the 182 known toxicants on the EPA’s list of Hazardous Air Pollutants. The ugly truth is, most of these chemicals are not banned from use. Rather, they are allowed into our homes, offices, and public transportation, under what the EPA deems “safe, allowable limits.” These limits, set on known carcinogens and genotoxins, are largely based on hypothetical data, since testing for actual harm to humans would be unethical to perform. Even if every product in your home was under these arbitrarily-set limits for known toxins, what are the levels when you combine ten or twenty such products in the same room? What happens if you close that room for a long, summer weekend with no A/C running? Your home can quickly become a toxic soup of VOCs that are literally hanging out in the air and on surfaces, waiting for your return.

As with any toxic chemicals, the amount to which we are exposed is a critical factor in health outcomes. With so many products coming together under the roof of the average home, it’s a safe bet that multiple contamination sources are lurking. When these toxicants converge, not only do the overall levels of each chemical increase, but volatile organic compounds can bind with other VOCs, forming new and sometimes more dangerous compounds that are so limitless in their potential formations, it’s virtually impossible to study them and ascertain their risk. Even if your favorite spray cleaner has been tested for safety and passed, it hasn’t been tested for how it combines with your favorite scented lotion, which you apply several times a day. Or how it mixes with the toilet cleaner, vinyl shower curtain, soap scum remover, and Glade plugin in a tiny bathroom, where the door is usually shut. The types of emissions coming from these and other household products are serious enough to warrant concern on their own merits. The potential toxic combinations that can form should seal the deal when it comes to evaluating if these products deserve a place in your home.

The Problem with Synthetic Freshness

One of the biggest and most deceptive sources of VOCs are “freshening” products, meant to instill a sense of confidence in “clean” surroundings. Freshening products of all types have been identified as containing VOCs, specifically formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, styrene, and phthalates. Sprays, powders, plug-ins, diffusers, sachets, potpourri, scented candles, and car vent clips, have all been found to contain these chemicals, despite no mention on most product ingredient lists. Lax regulation allows manufacturers to omit these chemicals from labels in many cases, opting for the catch-all term “fragrance” that is less likely to set-off consumer alarm bells. What “fragrance” means in these products, is a chemical cocktail that can be comprised of literally hundreds of ingredients.

A recent post by Dr. Kelly Brogan titled, “Is Your Uber Making You Sick,” reveals an astounding 19-page list of chemicals used in the making of Proctor & Gamble’s Febreeze Car Vent Clips, with the first page reposted here below:

Page 1 (of 19) of potential fragrance chemicals in Febreze air fresheners.

A November 2015 investigative report by Women’s Voices for the Earth called Unpacking the Fragrance Industry, found a shocking lack of oversight for fragrance products due to an inherent conflict of interests. According to the group, “RIFM [Research Institute for Fragrance Materials], the body responsible for determining the safety of fragrances, is governed by a Board of Directors made up of the world’s largest fragrance sellers. They have a vested financial interest in making sure that fragrances are deemed safe.” Some of the conflicts uncovered in the report include:

  • The vast majority of scientific studies on fragrance materials are generated by major fragrance manufacturers or the fragrance trade association’s own laboratories. Largely, these studies have never been published or peer-reviewed, and are not publicly available.
  • The RIFM Expert Panel, the “independent” review board which helps oversee the Fragrance Safety Program, operates in secret, without the benefit of public oversight.
  • There is no evidence that the RIFM panel has reviewed the safety of several of the most controversial fragrance ingredients, such as hormone-disrupting phthalates and musks or carcinogens, including styrene and pyridine, in the last 30-40 years.[3]

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has compiled a “Transparency List” of more than 3,000 chemicals used in the industry. Many of these are what the EPA deems “chemicals of concern,” with regards to public health. All of the VOCs commonly found in fragrances are chemicals of concern that also appear on the EPA’s list of Hazardous Air Pollutants. Also known as air toxics, “These are chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer, reproductive or birth defects, or other adverse human and environmental effects.”[4] Let’s examine the five worst chemicals of concern, and understand why a simple vanilla candle can be a serious risk to your health.

Chemicals of Concern in Air Fresheners

In 2005, the European Consumers’ Organisation, or BEUC (Bureau Européan des Consommateurs), commissioned a study to understand the real dangers presented by indoor air fresheners. In this study, 74 popular consumer air fresheners were tested using a chromatographic method for “total VOCs,” as well as emissions from allergens. The study identified VOCs that are common to most types of air fresheners, including incense, scented candles, gels, aerosols, and diffusers, even products labelled “natural” and “organic.” Their findings were among the earliest alarm bells to ring, as these products proliferated across the globe. Since then, numerous independent studies have confirmed their findings.[5] Of the hundreds of VOCs that have been found in commercial air fresheners, the following represent some of the most dangerous and prolific chemicals of concern.


Besides smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, contaminated indoor air is the largest source of formaldehyde exposure for most individuals. Classified as a human carcinogen, epidemiological studies have linked formaldehyde inhalation to a variety of negative health outcomes, including leukemia, vomiting, spasm, and death at high concentrations. Even short-term exposure to relatively low levels (>0.1 ppm) may cause watery eyes; burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; coughing; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation in some individuals.[6] Formaldehyde has been observed in animal studies to achieve greater than 90% absorption by the upper respiratory tract when inhaled. Long-term, repeated inhalation is linked to the development of multiple forms of cancer.[7]


Benzene’s naturally sweet odor makes it desirable in fragrance products. Colorless, it evaporates quickly into the air, or lands as an imperceptible film upon surfaces in the home. Benzenes are easily inhaled, with animal studies showing that around 50% of inhaled molecules are absorbed via the respiratory tract.[8] Benzenes’ primary impact is on the blood, with long-term exposures (>one year) causing a decrease in red blood cell count and damage to bone marrow.[9] But that is far from their only bad effects. Benzenes are a known carcinogen, linked to leukemia and lymphomas in cases of long-term exposure. Benzenes damage human DNA, and have been linked to genetic mutations (genotoxic). Other observed health effects from inhalation exposures include reproductive and developmental defects.[10]


Toluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon most frequently associated with paint thinners.[11] Harmful if inhaled, the tragic choice to “huff” paint products has led to spontaneous renal failure and even death, in some cases.[12] Toluene can appear on labels (IF it appears on labels!) as Methyl benzene, Methyl benzol, Phenyl methane, or Toluol. Symptoms of accidental contact can present as irritated eyes or nose, fatigue, muscle weakness, confusion, euphoria, dizziness, headache, excessive tears, and dilated pupils.[13] Studies of exposure to airborne toluene molecules have shown as much as 93% is absorbed via the respiratory tract. Once toluene makes its way to the bloodstream, it is readily distributed throughout the body, with primary effects noted to the brain, liver, and blood. Long-term exposure can lead to permanent kidney, heart, and neurological damage.[14] Toluene has caused reduced sperm counts in animal studies[15], and cases of spontaneous abortion have occurred after high-dose exposures.[16] Due to a benzene-like sweet smell, toluene is a frequent contributor to fragrance products.


Styrene, a derivative of benzene, is another sweet-smelling, colorless liquid that evaporates easily into the air. Both animals and humans readily absorb styrene when it is inhaled, with as much as 70% being taken up by the bloodstream.[17] Short-term exposure to styrene can induce nausea and gastrointestinal effects, impaired balance and vision, and allergic reactions.[18] According to OSHA, chronic exposure primarily affects the central nervous …

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8 Hand Signs Yoga Masters Use To Get Rid Of Migraines – Anxiety – And Depression


Yoga is very popular all around the world. It makes people feel better and happier. Western medical science recommends regular yoga practice because it can increase the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system. Exactly this system is in control of the “rest and digest” mode of our body and that why practicing yoga can cause to feel more relaxed.

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, concentration and memory issues, you can hit yoga mat. It will bring benefits to your mental well – being. Also, yoga isn’t about twisting your body in some impossible shapes and doing incredible poses, it’s about mediation, your breath and make greater your awareness.



Mudras are hand and finger gestures that we can adopt during meditation or pranayama (breathing exercises). They are considered to be ritual gestures. We can often see mudras in ancient scripts, Hindu and Buddhist images.

These 8 powerful yoga hand mudras can be a great therapy:
1. Gyan Mudra – Mudra of Knowledge

It makes better our memory and concentration. Mudra of knowledge raises the pituitary and endocrine glands and it can be insomnia killer. Usually, this mudra is used during meditation. Touch the tip of your index finger against the tip of the thumb and the other three fingers should be stretched out. You can practice this mudra any time of the day in sitting, standing or lying down, but morning might be the best option.

2. Vayu Mudra – Mudra of Air

If you suffering from Parkinson’s disease, chronic rheumatic conditions, gout, cervical spondylitis and arthritis mudra of air is the right choice because it can be very beneficial. Phalanges are the bones that each finger has it (every finger has 3 bones, the only thumb only has two). First, you should fold your index finger and put the base of your thumb against its distal phalanx. You should feel small pressure when the thumb comes over the index finger. The other three fingers should be stretched as much possible. It can be practiced any time of the day, on a full or empty stomach.

3. Prithvi Mudra – Mudra of Earth



It is especially good when you are feeling stressed out and exhausted. Mudra of Earth reduces weakness and improves blood circulation naturally. This mudra helps to digestion system. The tip of the thumb and the tip of your ring finger touch. While pressing this tips together, the other three fingers remain stretched out. Perform this mudra in the morning for more effects, but other times of the day it’s ok, too.

4. Agni Mudra – Mudra of Fire

This mudra is also known as Surya Mudra (Mudra of the Sun). It stimulates the thyroid gland and if you have problems with weight, digestion or anxiety it can be very helpful. When you bend your ring finger you should press the base of your thumb against its second phalanx. In this performing, the rest of the fingers should be stretched out. The best way is to be performed in a sitting position, on an empty stomach and only in the mornings. If the weather is very hot don’t overdo it.

5. Varun Mudra – Mudra of Water

It has positive effects on the skin and helps to regulate fluids in the body. The tips of the thumb and little finger should be lightly touched. The other fingers remain straight. Be careful while performing this mudra because you can be dehydrated if you touch near the nail on the little finger. Also, avoid this posture if you have asthma. The Mudra can be performed any time of the day, in a sitting position.

6. Shunya Mudra – Mudra of Emptiness



If you have hearing problems mudra of emptiness is very useful for you. It can also help with an earache. First bend your middle finger, then place your thumb over it and press the distal phalanx of your middle finger with the base of the thumb. You should keep other fingers as straight as possible. You should be very concentrated while you are trying to cure an earache.

7. Prana Mudra – Mudra of Life

It balances the body’s energy. Mudra of Life revitalizes the body and improves its immunity. It is good for insomnia and eyesight problems. Touch the tip of your thumb with the tips of the little and ring finger. The other two fingers are kept straight. The mudra can be practiced any time of the day. You can feel more active if you perform this mudra regularly.

8. Apanu Vaya Mudra – Mudra of the Heart



This mudra strengthens the heart. If you suffered a heart attack mudra of the heart is the best for you. Tips of the ring finger and middle finger touch the tip of the thumb. The index finger touches the base of the thumb and applies light pressure while little finger is stretched out. This position should be practiced as often as you can. If you have heart problems, hold for at least 15 minutes.

Don’t hesitate start with yoga!

Source: Theheartysoul


This Food Poisoning Expert Revealed The 6 Things He Refuses To Eat – By RJ Wilson

You’ll think twice before ever eating these foods again.

Most of us live in relatively ignorant bliss when it comes to our food. We know that we shouldn’t eat from the salad bar of a seedy motel, for instance, and that we’re better off avoiding fast-food sushi.

Ultimately, however, we don’t really know what happens to our food before it’s presented to us.

Studies show that 76 million people are affected by food illness every year. Those illnesses can be caused by bacteria, viruses, molds, and even parasites—and in some cases, the symptoms are life-threatening.

Food poisoning attorney Bill Marler has seen just about everything. He has represented clients in some of the biggest food safety cases on record, and over time, his professional life has shaped his food preferences.

I have a different relationship with food because of my profession.

In early 2016, Marler compiled a list of six foods that he never eats (although, as we’ll explain shortly, he’s taken occasional liberties with one of those foods). The article quickly went viral, which didn’t surprise the attorney.

“I get asked a lot about what foods I stay away from,” Marler explains to HealthyWay. “It was one of those kind of things where I finally decided to just put them [together], and I came up with six.”

But while Marler thought that the piece would do well, he might not have anticipated its reach.

Courtesy of Marler Clark
“My daughter called me and said, ‘Dad, you’re trending [online],'” he recalls. “It was the first time she actually thought I was interesting!”

We spoke with Marler to review the original list—and to find out whether he’s really serious about some of these.

1. The first item isn’t exactly a hard one to pass up…

What’s healthier than raw sprouts? They’re a great addition to any sandwich, right?

Not quite. In the past 20 years, over 30 reported illness outbreaks resulted from sprout consumption, including numerous cases of salmonella and E. coli.

In 2014, 19 people were hospitalized with salmonella poisoning from eating sprouts. Marler warns that there have been too many outbreaks to not pay attention to the risks.

The U.S. government’s consumer food safety website,, includes this warning: “Children, the elderly, pregnant women, and persons with weakened immune systems should avoid eating raw sprouts of any kind (including alfalfa, clover, radish, and mung bean sprouts).”

Of course, the site also notes that cooking the sprouts kills the harmful bacteria, so if you prefer your bean sprouts cooked, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

Plus, sprouts are…well, kind of gross, so we don’t really mind avoiding them. Unfortunately, the list gets harder from here.

2. Marler admits to cheating on this one.

This one isn’t so much about the food as the way it’s prepared.

Pre-cut fruit seems like a great idea, in theory; you get delightfully sliced pieces of perfectly ripened fruit filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

However, in his original article, Marler wrote that he avoids pre-cut fruit “like the plague.”

As Marler wrote, the extra handling and processing increases the chances that the fruit will be contaminated. According to the Australian Institute of Food Safety, pre-cut fruit is one of the most common foods associated with foodborne illnesses.

Still, Marler admits that he doesn’t exactly avoid cut fruits “like the plague.” He was using a bit of hyperbole to get his point across.

“If I’m traveling or looking for a quick lunch, sometimes it’s just too convenient,” he says.

He does recommend eating whole fruits instead; that should help people avoid listeria, a bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal and nervous system issues.

3. Ready for a healthy breakfast? Well…sorry in advance.

This one might be hard for some people to stomach; we can’t imagine asking for our eggs over-hard.

Even though much has changed in the way of the handling and processing of eggs nowadays, it wasn’t long ago that people were getting sick from raw eggs. In the early ’80s and ’90s, salmonella was an epidemic, but in 2010, the CDC reported around 2,000 cases of salmonella contamination involving eggs.

Salmonella can live both inside and outside the shells of eggs. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning can last for over a week and include cramps, diarrhea, and fever. Infectious disease experts recommend keeping eggs refrigerated until they’re ready to be prepared.

Marler admits that eggs are getting safer. “[Salmonella in eggs] is less of a problem than it was, say, 10 years ago,” he says. “But it’s still a risk that is, in my view, not worth taking.”

Not to disagree with our expert, but we’ll note that the risk is quite limited. Per Forbes, about one in 20,000 eggs is infected with salmonella. That’s a pretty small number, all things considered. Cooking your eggs (properly) limits the growth of bacteria and reduces the chance of salmonella poisoning.

Still, a representative of tells HealthyWay that eggs still pose a pretty significant risk, particularly to immunocompromised people, and consumers need to understand that risk before partaking.

4. This food trend might seem healthy, but that’s not the case.

Pasteurization removes some of the nutrients in juice and milk and that doesn’t bode well with the super-health-conscious crowd. As a result, raw milk and juices have become more popular over the past few years, despite warnings from the FDA.

Marler argues that there’s no benefit compelling enough to minimize the risks involved with these drinks. Since pasteurization is an important safety procedure that eliminates harmful parasites, bacteria, and viruses from beverages, it would be irresponsible to risk possible infection for a couple of extra nutrients.

Of course, his opinion is informed by his case work. In 1996, Marler fought for several children against the popular beverage company Odwalla. One client developed a serious affliction called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) from drinking unpasteurized apple juice. HUS is caused by E. coli and is linked to anemia and kidney failure.

Ultimately, Odwalla was held responsible and had to pay a $1.5 million fine and another $12 million to the victims.

5. We’ve got bad news for meat eaters.

Although something of a delicacy, rare steak (and other kinds of beef) carry with them a host of potential foodborne pathogens, including listeria, salmonella, and E. coli. Marler recommends steering clear of meat that is cooked rare.

He suggests that steak should only be consumed if it’s medium-well or well, which should kill the harmful bacteria.

It may not be the most delicious way to eat a steak, but Marler says the risks outweigh the rewards. The FDA cautions that red meat needs to be cooked to 145 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees for ground meats) in order to be safe.

Ground meat products (like hamburgers and meatloaf) need to be cooked even more thoroughly since bacteria that sits on the surface of the meat is often ground inside of it.

Still, we had to ask: Does he really order all of his steaks well done? Yes, although he recalled one meal in which a restaurant confused his order with his colleague’s.

“They switched the order, and I quickly looked at his steak and my steak and realized it,” Marler recalls. “We had to switch them back.”

6. But Marler received the most complaints for this final item.

Most people know that oysters are not the cleanest food available, but often people don’t realize why. Oysters filter feed, which means they eat (and hold on to) everything that’s in the water—and we mean everything.

When you eat raw oysters, you ingest their bacteria (somewhat obviously). Marler says that he has seen many more issues with the consumption of raw oysters over the last five years as compared to 20 years ago, and he believes that warmer water temperatures are to blame.

Why? Well, higher water temperatures mean more microbial growth, which means more cases of foodborne illness. In order for an oyster to be safe from bacteria and viruses, it must be cooked thoroughly. That reduces the risk of an illness, but doesn’t eliminate it altogether.

“We’re starting to see more cases [involving oysters],” Marler says, noting that, despite the pushback from his friends on the East Coast, he wouldn’t take the mollusks off of his list.

So, would Marler make any changes to this list?

Nope. He says that while he’s seen contamination with specific brands, he doesn’t think he’d make any additions.

“There’ve been lots of outbreaks linked to, for example, soy nut butter,” Marler says. “But [the list] includes things that, historically, in my experience, have been much more risky. They’re involve products that don’t have a ‘kill’ step—they’re not cooked.”

He also says that while he’s fairly strict about his own diet, he doesn’t ask his friends to order differently at restaurants.

“Most people know what I do, and they either don’t care or they change their order,” Marler says with a laugh. “I have a different relationship with food because of my profession.”

Source: This Food Poisoning Expert Revealed The 6 Things He Refuses To Eat

Scientists Discover That CoQ10 Can Program Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct – RiseEarth

Source: Scientists Discover That CoQ10 Can Program Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct – RiseEarth

by Lori Alton; NaturalHealth365

It has been 60 years since the discovery of CoQ10, a vitamin-like substance first identified by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frederick Crane. Currently used to help treat heart disease, CoQ10 may have even more therapeutic benefits to offer – especially for cancer patients.

A promising study shows that this nutrient causes cancer cells to self-destruct before they can multiply – giving rise to hopes that it can be utilized as an important integrative therapy for cancer patients. Let’s take a closer look at this wonderful scientific work.

CoQ10 “reminds” cancer cells to die

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – which supports many indispensable biochemical reactions – is also called “ubiquinone.” This is due to its ubiquitous nature – CoQ10 is found in nearly every human cell, with particularly high concentrations in the mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell.

Researchers have found that CoQ10 is vital in producing adenosine triphosphate, the “energy molecule” (ATP). In addition, it is a potent antioxidant that boosts immune health and energy.

But CoQ10 may have an even more important function to perform. Researchers report that the out-of-control replication characteristic of cancer cells is a result of the cells’ lost capacity to respond to programmed cell death, or apoptosis. An exciting study shows that CoQ10 brings this ability back – by modulating the protein which causes the resistance to cell death in the first place.

CoQ10 suppressed the growth of cancer cells and reduced tumor growth

To conduct the study, researchers at the University of Miami added CoQ10 to prostate cancer cells – and found a 70 percent inhibition in growth over 48 hours, along with a reversal in the anti-apoptotic protein bcl-2. Adding CoQ10 to breast cancer cells also inhibited proliferation, without harming healthy cells.

The team noted that treating a culture of melanoma cells with CoQ10 resulted in the death of all cancer cells within hours – and that applying CoQ10 topically to mice with melanoma tumors caused a 55 percent reduction in tumor mass. There was also a “profound disruption” of tumor vasculature – the structure of veins needed by tumors for oxygen and nutrition.

According to lead investigator Dr. S. L. Hsia, “This is the first time in history we have been able to selectively teach a cancer cell to kill itself with CoQ10…without harming healthy cells.”

The findings were presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Anaheim, CA.

Additional studies show anti-cancer effects

Researchers have also examined CoQ10’s ability to help prevent damaging side effects from chemotherapy drugs such as tamoxifen, used to treat breast cancer.

In one study, rats with chemically induced breast cancer were given CoQ10 along with tamoxifen, and displayed significant improvements in the function of their antioxidant enzymes – a development that could potentially help to mitigate oxidative damage. CoQ10 has also been found to reduce chemotherapy-associated damage to the mitochondria of the heart.

A groundbreaking study published in 1994 in Molecular Aspects of Medicine involved 32 high-risk patients with breast cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes. The group was studied for 18 months, following a nutritional intervention that involved 90 mgs a day of CoQ10 – along with vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, selenium and essential fatty acids.

Although the expected number of deaths was four, not one of the patients in the study died. In addition, quality of life improved, use of pain medication decreased, and six patients showed apparent partial remissions – a stunning result.

CoQ10 may also help combat cancer by strengthening the immune system. Studies have shown that CoQ10 and vitamin B-6 together can boost blood levels of disease-fighting immune system cells known as T-4 lymphocytes.

Looks like CoQ10 supplementation is a wise choice

Researchers agree that decreased CoQ10 levels are associated with poor health, with low levels seen in cancer patients and those with other chronic illnesses. Moreover, many scientists believe that having low levels of CoQ10 can damage cell DNA.

The use of statin drugs can cause CoQ10 levels to drop, as can viral infection, strenuous exercise, and cancer. Normal aging plays a role as well, with natural stores of CoQ10 beginning to decrease by age 20.

Foods rich in CoQ10 include cold-water, oily fish such as sardines and mackerel. Liver, peanuts and whole grains are also good sources. But, because dietary intake isn’t always sufficient, supplementation may be advisable – especially for aging adults, breast cancer patients, and people taking statin drugs.

Before taking CoQ10, first get the go-ahead from a knowledgeable integrative physician. If you have cancer, your doctor can help you determine if CoQ10 is an appropriate integrative therapy. In addition, natural health experts tend to recommend supplement doses of CoQ10 ranging from 30 to 200 mg a day, while some clinical studies have used dosages up to 500 mg.

For maximum benefit, CoQ10 should be taken with a meal that contains some fat.

Research into CoQ10’s possible anticancer effects is ongoing, with various studies suggesting that CoQ10, when integrated with conventional cancer treatment, could be an effective anti-tumor agent, and may reduce the harm produced by chemotherapy medications. There is no doubt that this non-toxic natural nutrient deserves a closer look.



Kryon of Magnetic Service – ‘Body Communication’ (Heal Your Body & Mind) ~ through Lee Carroll – 23rd November 2017


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Learn How Your Face Can Reveal What Part of Your Body Is Sick and What to Do About It – @ CoreSpirit

Ancient Chinese healers didn’t rely on sophisticated machines in order to detect diseases – in fact, they learned how to read the face and recognize the signs of any disease and condition. For example, they believed that any kind of skin problem (redness, dry skin, acne) is directly caused by some kind of problem in your organs, as all organs in the body are interconnected. Although it has been lost at some point throughout history, face mapping was an important “tool” for detection of numerous health problems in ancient times.

Face mapping is a technique which relies on the position of acne on the face to detect health problems in the body. It’s a safe and non-invasive method that can identify diseases and help you treat them accordingly. The technique works on the premise that all organs are interconnected in the body, and that a thorough look at the face can help the doctor diagnose anything.

Diet and lifestyle face mapping

The face can show any kind of problem you might be facing. Here’s what the location of acne signifies:

Acne on the cheeks

  • Smoking
  • Touching your face frequently
  • Bacterial buildup

Acne on the T-zone


  • Stress
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Too much coffee
  • Poor circulation


Acne on the chin, jaw or neckline


  • Excessive consumption of starch
  • Candida infection
  • Hormonal problems
  • Excessive consumption of processed sugar


Face mapping by organ

Although this list is helpful for determining the broad causes for acne, their exact location is the better way of detecting a disease. Locate the specific organ related to a specific zone on your face and you will …

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Source: Learn How Your Face Can Reveal What Part of Your Body Is Sick, and What to Do About It