Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Dear Mama

Dr Lee Wei Ling shares her heart: I know life can be unkind, but I find it difficult to accept my mother's suffering.

Difficult to accept a loved one's suffering. Feeling compassion with a detachment is wise, but tough when it comes to Mama.

But the one who has been hurting the most , and is yet carrying on stoically, is my father.

It is easy when thinking in the abstract, to conclude that being born, growing old, falling sick and eventually dying is what happens to all of us. I accept these facts with no resentment that life is unkind. I have had more than my fair share of bad luck, but I never resented it, for I think suffering built up my resilience.

But I find it difficult to accept my mother's suffering. The Buddhist principle of feeling compassion but with detachment is wise, but it is not an attitude that I find humanly possible to adopt when it comes to Mama. I cannot see her suffering with detachment.

But there is nothing I can do to get her back to where she was before she suffered a massive stroke on May 12, 2008. She has been suffering since then, and so has my father. But that is life, and we all plod on, fulfilling our duties as best we can. Indeed by focusing my mind on my duties, I manage to temporarily block Mama's suffering from my consciousness.

Dr Lee Wei Ling is director of the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore.

This is why so many heart attacks strike suddenly, unexpectedly, and with no warning. But then again, there were many signs of body dehydration which manifested and wrongly treated with drugs, hence heart attack or stroke was a kind of build-up by our health-care ignorance in reality. If only all of us were told the real underlying cause of inflammation. Read this doctor's experience with rescue a potential stroke victim( ).
The artery don't have to be totally clogged with plaque - all you need in one fragile plaque that burst at the wrong time.

Once doctors and scientists recognized that dehydration leading to inflammation was such a major player in artery disease, they could start looking for markers of inflammation, a chemical indicator that signals the presence of inflammation.

causes stroke. Stroke is one of the many survival mechanism/modes of the human body to cannibalize/recycle it own self due to unintentional-prolonged-dehydration. The percentage of water loss in the blood cells is the least among all other cells in the body and hence blood test/analysis is near impossible. Once stroke happened the limbs cells will be sacrificed , their water-content wise, to be recycled and sent to service the more important organs such as the Brain. The present approach to use invasive and surgeries to remove blood clot in the brain is only temporary, because mainstream medical societies still hold to the old "solid" paradigm in their troubleshooting procedures.
NEWS: on front page, The Straits Times, Wednesday,June25,2008. Reporter Goh Chin Lian.
1.Mrs.Lee Kuan Yew, 87 years old, (Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew's wife) suffered another stroke (3rd one) while in hospital on 24th June, 2008. It was a massive haemorrhage.

2.She suffered a stroke (2nd one) on May 12,2008 and was taken to National Neuroscience Institute for an urgent brain scan, which revealed bleeding in the right side of the brain.

3.She suffered a stroke (1st one) in 2003 while in London, on a European tour. The bleeding was also in the right side of the brain.

Special Report :The # 1 Cause of Aging(PREMATURELY)

The #1 Cause of Aging
An Exclusive Interview with David Wolfe
INTERVIEW WITH: David "Avocado" Wolfe (DW)
INTERVIEWER: Lucien Gauthier (LG)

DATE: August 2010

LG: Welcome everyone! I am here with David Wolfe to talk about one of the most common yet misunderstood contributory causes of disease, calcification.
Calcification is behind almost all the health challenges that we face today such as heart disease, chronic inflammation, arthritis, psoriasis, kidney disease, and even wrinkles.
As we get older, calcification only gets worse. So we are here to speak with David to understand clearly what calcification is and how it contributes to not only rapid aging, but also serious physical disease. So, thanks for joining us today, David.

DW: Thank you Lou! It’s a great pleasure to be discussing a very interesting subject that definitely needs a lot more attention because this area of calcification is where we’re at in our understanding about chronic inflammatory conditions, plaque formation, and stone formation in the human body.

LG: When we talk about calcification in general, can we describe calcification as a buildup of sedimentary materials in the body that are obstructing the normal physiological processes that contribute to health?

DW: That’s correct. It’s the formation of hard materials, mostly calcium phosphate, but not only that, which can and does build up in our tissues.
Take a condition like atherosclerosis or when we have a condition like a cataract; it’s like the similarity between cancer and kidney stones. There is something similar going on there, and that is they all involve calcification. It’s the excess formation of calcium residue in our body.

LG: So when we are younger David, our body is very nimble. It’s very flexible. It’s very supple. The tissue is very juicy and soft, and then as we get older, this calcification begins to buildup. It builds up in our tissues. It starts to form inside our arteries and our arterial walls causing vascular disease.
Let’s talk about over time. From the time we are young and as we get older, what are the different ways that we are introduced to this calcium? And, how does it over time buildup in our bodies?

DW: That’s a great question. It’s mostly environmental. We are exposed to these minerals, and let’s just call them “bad calcium” because that’s a really good way to understand them. It’s real simple, just “bad calcium.” It’s like having a hard calcium pill stuck in your joints. We’re introduced to a lot of these contaminants, bad calcium, by water. And in fact, well water is notoriously contaminated with high calcium levels: high levels of hard water. City water is the same. When we filter water and get that hard water out, we are actually doing the first step to
remove ourselves from being silted up by these organisms, or these shells, or these pieces of calcium; whatever we want to look at them as. This is one way we can give ourselvesthe chance of evading some of the natural calcium that is in the environment.
There is another thing that comes up and that is when we have an infection; there appears to be calcification component to every longstanding infection. Somehow infective organisms screw up our natural juicy tissue and in that place where we had that injury,that infection, that problem, we develop hardened calcified material. So that is another thing that is going on.
It may be a byproduct of the organisms that are infectious. They may leave behind
sediment and it is like coral being left behind or shells being left behind that you see on a beach. The clam formed it, but the shell is left over, and it causes obstructions.

LG: And when we talk about these organisms, we are talking about nanobacteria. What
exactly are nanobacteria?

DW: Nanobacteria have been studies since at least 1986 and two researchers I believe
identified the first organism that was producing calcification; they believed they had isolated it. It has been a controversial issue for sure; back-and-forth the pendulum has swung.
On one side there is a whole group saying, “Hey, these are infectious organisms!” and on the other side they are saying, “Hey, there is definitely a problem here, which is calcification, and these things are eating protein, but they are not living.”
So interestingly in medicine now, both sides agree that the problem is calcification. Is it an infectious organism? Is it an organism that has been mutated and forms a shell like a coral or a clam or a mollusk or a muscle or a barnacle? That is something that we all have to weigh by our own research.
My research has indicated that since we are an ocean on the inside, what is going on is that when we obstruct that ocean, we immediately begin to attract clams to the area where the obstruction has occurred. It’s just like when you put in a pier and you put the pylons out into the ocean, eventually if you start looking at those pylons out in that ocean, you will see that they have accumulated a whole bunch of hard calcified organisms. On the micro level, that’s the idea here, that calcification may in fact be an infection.
I actually believe this is true based on the evidence that I have. For example zapping seems to do amazing things to calcium bumps. If somebody has had a bump on their arm or something and it has been there for 20 years, you can zap it for three weeks, and it goes away. And, you’re just like, “What in the world?!?! Where did it go?!?” If these things were really just residue, just calcium ions, we shouldn’t see a result like that; but we do. Zapping generally creates frequency or noise that infectious organisms do not like, just to make that clear for those of you who have never heard of zapping before.

LG: When we talk about these nanobacteria, if we have introduced them into our system via well water, or if for example we went into a bakery and got a bakery item, it was probably made with tap water. After we’ve introduced these nanobacteria into our system can these nanobacteria grow and replicate and form sort of like colonies in our body?
If we ingest maybe say 20 nanobacteria, do they stay as 20? Or can they actually
reproduce and grow forming big problems over a longer period of time?

DW: Well, there have been different theories about the growth of nanobacteria. You are definitely right that well water/tap water is a way that we get troubles. All kinds of kneaded dough for example, like bread, can contain hidden hard water because the dough was rolled in some kind of a liquid, usually a hard water of some sort.
Then there are calcium supplements, and those are a problem. So, we want to look at all of these factors because we want to minimize our exposure. That’s what we do in the Longevity Now Program actually. We minimize our exposure and strategize on how to do that and how to reverse what we have already been experiencing in terms of calcification problems.
Let’s go on then to, “Can these calcium forming organisms or nanobacteria, or calcium ions, depending on whose theory you believe…can they grow?” And the answer appears to be yes.
It appears to be that they grow geometrically, which means for those of us who are astute; they are like a cat instead of a dog. A cat will leave food in their bowl, day after day after day, because they will ration it out. But most of the bacteria that are out there are like dogs. They’ll eat every single thing on the first day and then the population will collapse because there is no food left.
So this appears to be what I’ve been observing according to the research on the subject. They grow slowly, but they do grow. When we get to be about 50, 60, 70, 80, then we have real calcification problems to deal with.

LG: I’m assuming that nanobacteria really enjoy places that are sort of easy for them to hide out; places where they are not going to come under attack from our immune system; places maybe where there is no blood flow.
Can you talk about some of the prime areas in our body or locations that they really like to hang out in? What are some of the hot spots for nanobacteria?

DW: Well, they definitely like the joints, especially if our joints are ill-constructed. If we didn’t really eat very well as a child or maybe even as an adult, we are just getting conscious about our nutrition now, but all of a sudden they have already set themselves up into a joint. So what does that look like?
Well, let’s say you have chronic psoriasis surrounding a joint. What is holding that
psoriasis in, what is holding that infection in, appears to be a calcification problem in the joint. Not a skin problem. And I want to clarify that because this is some of the stuff we go into in the Longevity Now Program: clarifying what the real issues are.
There are also areas of our cardiovascular system, and even our lymphatic tissue, that can be damaged or there might be an obstruction. They tend to love areas where there is an obstruction. They tend to love areas where there is very little immune system. They set themselves up in a nice colony. It’s kind of like this: They like it warm and stagnant, in the same way that coral like it warm and stagnant. If there is quick flowing cold water going by, they are not going to be found anywhere. So the more motion and movement we have in our body, the safer we
are from these types of calcification problems.

LG: Okay, so moving on from nanobacteria, let’s talk about some of the other ways we are exposed to this sort of excess calcium buildup.
The number one culprit from an inorganic point of view, I am guessing, are going to be calcium supplements, which of course ironically are something that are supposed to be helping our body by helping us build up good calcium.
Can you talk a little bit about the fallacy of the calcium supplement theory?

DW: It has been known for a long time that the calcium supplement theory has serious
problems. Just a couple of weeks ago, they stated there is an increase of 30% in the
possibility of heart attack if you take calcium supplements.
We also have never seen a study that says that calcium supplements can increase your
bone density. In fact, we know exactly the opposite is true. If you take more calcium supplements, it actually causes osteoporosis if you can believe that.
So this whole business about calcium supplements is really the symbol of bad theories. It is a symbol of bad scientific theories that have delivered us really poor tools that don’t work.
This is what I am doing with the Longevity Now Program. I am bridging from ideas that do work that we have never heard of before, and then stacking those things on top of each other so that if we do one of those things, like instead of taking calcium supplements, we take silica, then we are going to get improvements in our bone density instead of diminishing returns, which is what the calcium supplements are doing.
If we do just that one thing we are going to get results. But if we add more stuff on strategically, then we start getting in to where the actual knowledge is. We start upgrading our operating system just on the issue of bone density and calcification.

LG: So someone might have a visit with their doctor and be told to get on some calcium supplements because their bone density scan or some testing showed their bone density was low or perhaps they are told they don’t have enough calcium in their bloodstream. When people hear the doctor say, “I think it’s a good idea for you to get on calcium supplements” they should think, well, wait a minute. If calcium supplements are bad for me, how can I actually in a correct way build up my bone density?
What is the correct way that someone can build up their calcium?

DW: Okay, so there are a couple of issues that come up there. One of them is just the idea that we build bone out of calcium, which has actually never been proven.
This has never been proven and that should be a surprise to everybody reading this. It appears to me that we actually build our bones out of silica, magnesium, and phosphorus.
So people say, “well what do you mean? Our bones are made out of calcium. It has to
come from somewhere!”
The answer is, that’s right. Calcium in its final form is not digestible. It’s not useable. But magnesium and silica, and actually to some degree, potassium, can be transmutated or atomically changed into calcium. That has been known forever.
All herbal systems going into the past have always known that because they have
recommended Horsetail, which is an herb for bone density and it works. It’s all silica! There is no calcium in it at all.
This idea then brings us to these questions: How much calcium do we need? Where do weget it? And what does calcium do then?
Calcium is a relaxing mineral. It’s an alkaline mineral. It’s a detoxification mineral. It relaxes our muscles. It alkalizes us. It detoxifies us. It can be very good as long as it is coming from a natural source that is digestible, for example, broccoli or any green leafy vegetable like kale. In that form it is wonderful! It can be digested with no problem.
But if we have other sources that are indigestible, let’s say for example, hard water or pasteurized homogenized milk that has been cooked a million times; essentially all value has been lost; it has been cut with tap water that has been skimmed off in terms of the fat. That calcium in there will be so degraded, that it will also cause us calcification problems.
This is of interest because all this business of “drink milk for your bones!” is odd when milk has never been proven to help you at all.
There are some factors in dairy products like vitamin K2 for example, which is in raw butter and cheese, which is very good for helping to assist with mineralization, but it is not the calcium that is doing it.

LG: Okay, so let’s talk about the type of calcium that we are getting that is the bad calcium. We have looked at the good bioavailable type of calcium that we can get from raw andliving foods. But the calcium supplements that are being produced today that are causing a lot of the calcification problems and the blockages in the arteries and the buildup in the joints…where are they getting their calcium? What is its nature? It’s not bioavailable calcium, so exactly what is it?

DW: Basically all calcium supplements on the market with some exceptions (but it’s 0.01% exception,) are made out of chalk. It’s calcium carbonate. It’s used as the binder for the actual mineral pill or vitamin pill. So what they tell you is “Oh, it has calcium in it…blah blah blah…400 mg of calcium…” or whatever. Well they would use that anyway because that is the binder for the pill. What
they are doing is they are putting it in the matrix of this B vitamin, or some other mineral, but the matrix itself, the hard pill itself, is actually calcium.
So this is stuff that has been dug out of the earth. It’s calcium carbonate originally. It’s chalk. It comes from places where there were ancient oceans, usually underneath deserts. Actually, as water comes down into the biosphere from the highest reaches of the mountains, it is exposed to different strata or levels or layers in the mountain that were once the bottom of an ocean. This is where it picks up a lot of calcium. That is how water can actually get “contaminated” in the natural environment because it has picked up calcium from a piece of the earth’s crust. These pieces of earth’s crust have been mined for the calcium supplement industry and one of the reasons why this is such a huge industry is there is basically no cost to the calcium. It costs a penny and they can sell it for a dollar, and that is why we have calcium supplements.

LG: So as people take calcium supplements, as people expose themselves environmentally to the different sources of the nanobacteria, I would imagine that a highly processed food diet is rich with things like calcium carbonate and different forms of calcium too, so over time through environmental exposure and through different causes and conditions, we aregradually accumulating a huge amount of calcification.

DW: Correct and it’s worse now than ever before. That’s why we’re sicker now than ever before. There is a causative relationship between ones level of calcium and ones level of health, or lack thereof. The more calcium in your tissues, the worse your health is. I did not know this until I started digging into calcification research, but I thought this was an enlightening idea: Once you reach a number like 80 on the calcium score, (and it’s a 0-100 score,) once you hit 80 you’re a goner. That’s what they tell you. It’s like there is nothing they can do for you. That’s really interesting. You mean when my calcium gets to a certain level, I’m dead?
Calcium itself then should NEVER be taken as a supplement. That’s for sure!
And it doesn’t even work for bone density. We need to actually get to herbs and foods and supplements that contain silica, magnesium, and phosphorus as I described before.

LG: And just to get into a little bit about how this calcification issue begins to affect us on a systemic level, not just the joints and things like arthritis, which are the obvious things that we can see, but how calcification can start to affect things like our kidney or our liver. When our organs are trying to process the different proteins and fats in our body, when our kidneys are trying to remove toxins from our blood stream, I imagine that this calcification problem starts to clog up that normal systemic function of the organs and starts to produce many, many different types of side effects. Can you go into some detail about some of the different things that people should be looking out for that are happening in our organs? For example, different types of organ failure or dysfunction?

DW: Okay, well there are all kinds of effects from calcification and it all happens step by step. Somebody isn’t instantly calcified one day, it’s step by step.
There are metabolic issues at work as well.We have also been talking about grounding in many of our educational pieces. If youhave a calcification issue, stress increases, and you are not able to get to ground. What can happen is you can become susceptible to even more calcification and more oxidation.
These problems can be called “sclerosis,” they can be called “inflammatory,” they can be called “chronic.” They are usually something that starts affecting us when we are somewhere around 50 or 60 and it becomes like a daily ordeal. Daily suffering happens, like for example with cataracts. You can’t see because you have the formation of calcium in your eye. That is what a cataract is. The nature of a tumor is that it is made out of hard material. Being hard of hearing or
having a buildup of tumors; that hardness is bad calcium. The nature of all of this and where it is leading us in our understanding is that this area of step by step breakdown has a number of metaphoric similarities.
For example, if we have calcification, we also are being oxidized. We also are being
turned into an electromagnetic positive charge. These things can all be worked on step by step by step, so that we can get our tissues to be juicy again, get a negative electric charge onto our bodies by being grounded for example, getting to a point where we can develop strategies that turn over the calcification and put us in a place where it is going to literally dissolve. So there are a bunch of different things that come to light when we discuss this. When I talk about metaphors of health and metaphorical ideas, what I am talking about is this: Calcification is to oxidation, the same as a middle C on a keyboard is to the first octave C to the right.
Each C is still the note C, but it is in a different octave. Calcification is the most blatant obvious form that there has been positive charge going on, that there has been excessive oxidation and things are getting gummed up, so that the natural vortex flow of all the fluids in our body is being disturbed in some way so that we don’t have very good circulation.

LF: David, I really liked how you called it “nature’s recycling system” before because you can see this in the cycle of life where when we are young and healthy we do not have any calcification, then nature has its way of pulling us under by filling us up with sedimentary deposits. What we are trying to do with the Longevity Now Program, 2nd edition, is trying to remove ourselves from that natural recycling system, and we are doing so using very simple but clever ways.
So can you talk a little bit about this “nature’s recycling system” so people have a better understanding of what is naturally occurring and how we are trying to remove ourself from that cycle?

DW: Okay, so, calcification is natural to all mammals. It is basically natural to all the noble organisms on this earth: birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc. We have our day in the sun and then our day is done. So part of coming to consciousness in my opinion, and this is where I direct my thoughts, is to understanding nature’s recycling mechanism. What is going to cause us to breakdown, to have illnesses, to have problems and aches and pains, to breakdown our will to live, is something natural. And that’s okay, that it’s something natural. Otherwise
if we didn’t have recycling organisms on this earth, we would be riding high on 50 levels of Brontosaurus and 30 levels of Tyrannosaurus Rex! Nothing would have ever been recycled on earth!
Part of our coming to consciousness is learning how to evade as best as we can, under the current information, where we are in Mother Nature’s recycling system. We can actually be very clever and we don’t necessarily have to be that smart to do it. This is the one thing I have noticed. This is an observation I have had in dealing with alternative medicine in all the years I have been in this.
Whatever the idea is, whatever the protocol is, the one that works is always clever, but it is never difficult. Because really the way that it has been set up, the way that God or nature set it up, has to be available to everybody, not just to geniuses, not just to the people who are super smart in one area. It has to be available to everybody. That has been my observation. Whenever I come across something really interesting, like for example this whole “get off the calcium supplement and get onto the silica supplements,” right there, anybody can do it. It’s just a simple choice you make in a health food store. It’s a simple choice in the way you buy supplements. So it’s available to everybody, but it’s much more clever. There is much better research behind silica than there is behind calcium for our bone density for example and our youthening.

LG: So in the Longevity Now Program, 2nd edition, what you’ve done is you’ve compiled a list of very clever, yet simple strategies to remove ourself from the recycling system, and also not contribute to the speeding up of that recycling system by introducing things voluntarily into our diet and into our body and making appropriate choices. One of these of course is breaking down and dissolving the calcium that we have already brought into our bodies, and another one is refraining from and avoiding introducing some of those calcification components into our life and into our body.
Let’s just talk briefly and generally about some of the tips people can engage in. What can we do that is solution-oriented?

DW: Okay, the solution is always strategic. Never difficult, but strategic, which means it’s clever. And again, going back to what I was saying earlier, we want to stack the odds in our favor whenever possible.
There are things that have been learned about calcification that are fascinating. They are all explained in the Longevity Now Program. For example, when you take a bad calcium dissolver into your body, what exactly does that mean and how do you do it?
Let’s take something like MSM, which is a popular supplement that is sold all over the world. Methylsulfonylmethane. It is used for joint pain. It is used for detoxification. It is used for liver support. It is used for skin, hair, and nails. It’s just one of the greatest supplements out there. It also has an attraction towards bad calcium; it appears to turn into calcium sulfate, making that calcium useable to the body and helping to remove calcification conditions.
To prove that, what I would recommend is starting to study some of these books on MSM because when you look in there you’ll see that there are many different calcification diseases that improve when somebody is taking MSM.
MSM by itself is great, but when we add in something also very interesting that I
originally picked up from the medical literature, which is a super powerful immune
system tonic, an herb, or a type of herb, then what happens is we get the bad calcium dissolved. So let’s just take the analogy of a clam: If the MSM strips down the clam shell, the jelly blob on the inside needs to be dealt with by our immune system.
So what we are talking about here is the basic strategy of the Longevity Now Program
which is a one, two, punch. You take a bad calcium dissolver with a medicinal mushroom like a Reishi, and then we develop that out to many more sophisticated directions because MSM is not the only bad calcium dissolver, and Reishi mushroom is not the only super antibiotic mushroom.
These are the kind of ideas that are played through in the Longevity Now Program, and then there is additional stuff later that we touch on that is very helpful which if you were to do them right now you could benefit.
For example, when we get into this whole piece on grounding. I was reading about Rudolf Steiner the other day. If you don’t know who Rudolf Steiner was, he was almost like a scientific prophet, or an agricultural prophet. It’s hard to really describe what kind of person he was. We don’t have an archetype in Western Civilization that really encompasses his knowledge and his wisdom.
Anyway, there is a particular passage that I really like from Rudolf Steiner. He said that if we get excess amounts of atmospheric forces on us like cosmic forces or forces that come from the sun or forces that come in from the heavens, basically oxidation, and we’re not grounded and connected to the earth which will naturally come up into us and shield us,we will develop calcification faster. So we usually have shoes on, which means we are blocking the electricity of the earth from coming up into us and protecting us from the sun. He actually says there is a dynamic balance between the forces that are coming in from the cosmos and the forces that are coming up from the earth. If the forces from the cosmos are greater, for example somebody gets too many x-rays or radiation, they will develop calcification conditions and then the whole situation will get worse.

LG: And this is something that is discussed in part 4 of the program, which is using special technologies to not only avert the calcification component, but also to bring in positive immune supporting antiinflammatory forces into our body to maintain vibrancy and health. One of the wonderful things about the Longevity Now Program, 2nd edition, is it’s not just something that older people would focus on because they suffer more from calcification. Because the program is focused on prevention and not exposing ourselves to these things, by keeping up an immune system that is very strong and powerful, and keeping ourselves rejuvenated, everyone - young and middle-aged - can benefit tremendously by having a lifestyle that is build around avoiding the calcification and keeping our immune system and ourselves healthy enough to keep that at bay for as long as possible. One of the things David, which I have noticed about people, is their mobility. As people
get injured as you mentioned previously and as they older, one of the saddest things is to see people who are mentally really strong, mentally really active and energetic, but physically they are losing their mobility from calcification.
So the Longevity Now Program, 2nd edition, has some wonderful additions to it. One of them is about mineralization. We have new full color pages, as well as a special weight loss section, and a section on hormones; all these components built in together make for a great prevention program for people who have not yet entered the middle or later years in life.

DW: That is very well said.
What is actually going on for all of us, and nobody is exempted from this, most of our ordeal with the health food world, with supplements, with superfoods, with herbs and all that, has been totally random. It was not approached strategically and what we are doing in the Longevity Now Program, 2nd edition, is bringing the strategy in so that we are not shooting in the dark anymore. We have learned some things over the years. There has been so much learned in the natural health world.
I’m telling you, just this week, I have been reading books on cancer and natural remedies for cancer that have been out there that I didn’t even know about. I have been in this industry for almost 20 years now, and I didn’t even know about this stuff. So what’s going on is there is a cross-referencing of a lot of information that has happened, and now we are starting to learn a few things. That is the strategy. So whenever we are taking stuff, it is not just haphazard. It is taken with an idea and with the intent to breakdown bad calcium.
One of the things about Western diagnostic medicine that is really interesting that I find,is that people no matter how alternative they are, they like to get the Western diagnostic and see exactly what their tumor looks like and see where it is, because it is way easier to visualize it if you have that bit of data.
This is why we are now saying here’s a problem, that there is bad stone formation in your body and it’s called bad calcium. If we are able to visualize that; if we are able to have the intent, for example, of dissolving those stones in our body; if we are able to then add a program of herbs, superfoods, certain types of drinking water, that can alleviate our troubles; then by all means, let’s do it. And that’s what we do in the Longevity NowProgram, 2nd edition.

LG: I feel very honored and privileged to be at the cutting edge of this research with you, not just now, but we have been doing this now for many, many years.

DW: I know, it’s been a long time we’ve been playing around with this stuff, and we’re learning a lot. I’m learning a lot, and that’s why I’ve updated the Longevity Now Program, just to bring that latest information in and onboard. I do want to mention, just to repeat the idea: There is something that is similar across all
these chronic inflammatory disease and many other conditions, and that is calcification. I just wanted to point that out again.
There are commonalities amongst diseases that are so obvious we didn’t even look at
them, and that is where the Longevity Now Program comes in. It is giving us more
understanding. It is putting the underpinnings in so we can more effectively guide our therapies whether they are alternative therapies or conventional therapies, because one of the great things about the Longevity Now Program is it is an adjunctive program. You can add it in to almost whatever you are doing right now.
I am reading Susanne Somer’s book, Knockout, about all the different doctors who are
working with cancer and basically in effect, curing cancer. So, now let’s see her on one of those protocols! Let’s say you’re doing Dr. Nick Gonzalez’s pancreatic enzyme protocol. This is an adjunctive thing to the Longevity Now Program. So you improve your chances. You bring more strategy to the table. You put your best food forward in a more positive and more sure way.

LG: Okay, this has been a fantastic interview with you, David, and we look forward to doing some future segments with you going into a little bit more detail about some of the other aspects of the Longevity Now Program, 2nd edition.
In this new edition we have add a lot of wonderful updates. One that I didn’t mention before is the new section on Deer Antler that you did David, because Deer Antler now is getting such an incredible amount of attention from people who are really into Chinese herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine treatments. Deer Antler is something that you’ve been really into for the last year as well.

DW: It’s interesting because at the beginning of our conversation, there were two deer right in my front yard. I was looking at them while we were talking. What beautiful animals! They were female though, so no antler rack.
Deer Antler is nature’s answer to hormone replacement therapy essentially, and it has been used in Chinese medicine for 5,000 years. Why not give that a try before we get into the guinea pig game, which is this estrogen replacement therapy, which we know has been mostly a failure. Even bioidentical hormones, let’s see if our body can do it naturally from ingesting natural substances, instead of taking in essentially synthetic hormones, which can work and can be good, but we’re very much at the beginning of our research in that area. I always select what’s natural first and then if that doesn’t give the magic, then we go to a deeper level of strategy.
So Deer Antler is hormonal and we know for sure now that the older we are and the lower our hormones, especially in men if it’s low testosterone, the bigger the trouble is.
By the way, men. If you are worrying about your prostate and that testosterone can
inflame prostate problems and even prostate cancer, this has been proven wrong.
The testosterone does not cause problems with prostate cancer; in fact, it’s inhibitive of prostate cancer. Some metabolites of testosterone can be troublesome, but testosterone itself is actually very, very good and it’s good to have that in your saliva so you know where your hormones are. Actually the saliva test appears to be better than the blood test.
With women they know that if they’re estrogen dominant, especially if they have too
much estrone and estradiol versus estriol, which are the three estrogens, this can trigger off a lot of troubles. We always want progesterone to dominant, or at least do its function and role. And how do we do that naturally? Well, Deer Antler gives us those opportunities. We can start experimenting with this stuff and see where it takes us.

LG: Thank you so much David. This has been a fantastic brief overview of some of the basics of the Longevity Now Program, 2nd edition. All the new research that you’ve put into the second edition is going to be a great adjunct for people who have bought the previous edition.
If you have not bought the previous edition of the Longevity Now Program, the 2nd
edition will definitely blow you away. Not only is it an updated version with the new hormone research that David is engaged in, the Deer Antler research that he has just mentioned, the mineralization research that he has been focused on for the last year and a half, but it’s also 20 years of his life’s work.
So if you like the information you read here, you can just image that times about 1,000 and you’ve got the Longevity Now Program, 2nd edition. This is not just a short book. This is not just a couple of audio CDs. This is basically 20 years of your life, David, updated and at the cutting edge stage of medical development.

DW: Yes, I think it’s going to be a great catalyst for whole new types of research. It’s going to give a lot of people a lot of hope out there because they are going to be able to not only see that there is the possibility that things can get better, but they can actually feel that things are improving. It’s really exciting. It’s VERY exciting. I was up all night last night reading about these alternative cancer therapies and just piecing together how the Longevity Now Program captures a lot of those ideas. As we develop the Longevity Now Program as we go into the future, it’s going to even take us further. Because each step in the right direction gives us momentum, and that momentum allows us to get a little bit more sophisticated, a little bit more on top of it, and that’s what I really want to give people. Like, every day you wake up and you feel better. You feel like things are improving.

A friend of mine, by the way, just before we go…somebody asked him, “Why do you do
all this health stuff? What is the deal with that?”
And he said, “Because I get to wake up every morning and feel that my life is gettingbetter and my health is improving and I’m getting younger.”



DOCTORS are not gods (or are they?) , but we are in deep trouble if we cannot trust them. Do you agree?

And in sport, the further we push the boundaries, the more important medical guidance becomes.

Every child or teenager who competed at the just-ended First Youth Olympics Games(YOG in Singapore) knows that. Every top professional relies on the medical profession.

Yet the British General Medical Council has been hearing evidence of how a sports doctor inflicted injury (intentionally at that) on a fit rugby player to cover up his club's attempt to cheat in a Heineken Cup quarter-final in London last April.

Dr Wendy Chapman admitted to making a cut in the lip of a Harlequins player in the dressing room. She used a stitch-cutting knife to make the incision after the player, Tom Williams, had bitten on a fake blood capsule so that his team could substitute under rugby union's "blood" rule late in the match.

Harlequins were down 5-6 against Ireland's Leinster, and wanted to bring on a kicking specialist to try to turn the score around.

It appears the Quins' director of rugby, a famous name in English rugby union, Dean Richards, had used this blood-rule dodge four times previously.

But the Leinster doctor, a leading professor of surgery, was not fooled by the fake blood. He demanded the right to examine the "injured" Williams, and beat at the dressing room door to be allowed in.

In the panic to avoid detection, William pleaded again and again for Dr Chapman to make the cut.

"Cut it, cut it, cut it ! " he implored her.

"No, no, no," she tried to say.

She was surrounded by others who would become exposed for the cheating - the director of rugby who hired the medical staff, for one example, and the team physiotherapist who supplied the fake-blood capsule for another.

The General Medical Council panel heard evidence from a psychiatrist that Dr Chapman was diagnosed in 2009 as suffering from a major depressive order. She had had a breast reconstruction that year and , said the psychiatrist, been unable to say no to the pressure in the dressing room.

"She had a misplaced sense of loyalty to the player who was in an emotional dilemma," said the psychiatrist.

So the doctor who was hoping for a fuller role with Harlequins, and with medical involvement at the 2012 London Olympics, was herself emotionally unstable when she made the cut in Williams' lip.

"We are all human," said the Leinster surgeon, Professor Arthur Tanner, to the medical hearing this week. "A doctor is a doctor, and that should override everything. But the atmosphere surrounding that match was something I have not experienced before."

Tanner said he could acknowledge the situation must have been a nightmare for her.

"There are massive pressure from coaches and players to do things that are not in their best interests," he said. "But at all time you have to remember, they are patients first, not players."

Dr Chapman has been suspended from medical practice since then. She accepted that whatever she goes in life, "Bloodgate" will be associated with her name.

Her dream of working with sports people was, she admitted, now minimal. But she pleaded with the General medical Council to be allowed to resume her career.

Richards, the director of rugby and the instigator of the act, is serving a three-year ban from rugby. Williams, the player, had a one-year ban reduced on appeal to four months. The physiotherapist, Steph Brennan, was barred from rugby for two years.

But the doctor faces the ultimate sanction. She could be struck off the medical register for bringing her profession into disrepute.

Before the fitness-to-practice panel retired to consider its verdict, the chairman Dr Brian Alderman ruled there was no evidence to say that cutting the lip was pre-meditated act, or that Dr Chapman had any involvement or prior knowledge of the deception.

However, he told her : "The panel consider that, while Tom Williams was a professional player and part of the team and you were a team doctor, he was in fact your patient at the time of the incident.

"As a doctor, your overriding care of duty was to the patient irrespective of the pressure you were feeling at the time. While your actions may have been intended to benefit or preserve Tom William's career, they were not in the best interest of his health. You were there to treat his alleged injury, not to cause one."

While the doctor Chapman waited in fear of the Council's final decision yesterday, the bottom line was that those who plotted the deception will pay, and then play.

Dr Wendy Chapman's medical oath is clear cut : "Do not harm".

If we lose trust in that, or if doctors allow coaches to over-rule, sport will never recover.

Take Your Kids to a Veterinarian: why?

Vaccines: Veterinarians Are Better Than Human Doctors

What's Your Reaction:

Veterinarians and pediatricians have a great deal in common. Both are highly qualified medical professionals with similar years of education. Both often struggle to determine what is wrong with their patients since pets, like little people, cannot communicate what hurts. Their jobs are not easy, but the premise of their work is simple: Support the health of those in their care and abide by the oath: "First, do no harm."

Wellness checkups for babies and pets are often synchronized with routine vaccination schedules. Before a shot is given, the consent of the caretaker is required. For human patients, this is where discussions with the doctor can turn dark. Parents are aware of others who have been discharged from a medical practice for questioning vaccines and are wary of bringing up their concerns. Their fears are not unfounded. According to a 2005 survey of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), when faced with parents who refuse immunization, pediatricians reported that they always (4.8 percent) or at least sometimes (18.1 percent) tell parents that they will no longer serve as the child's physician. Pet owners, on the other hand, have latitude to discuss their vaccination concerns. In many cases, refusing a vaccination has the full support of their vet.

When it comes to dogs, veterinarian professionals can tailor the vaccination schedule to the pet. The Canine Vaccine Guidelines and Recommendations offer suggestions about shots for puppies and adult dogs. Vaccines are categorized as core (recommended for all dogs); non-core (those that are optional); and not recommended (due to poor efficacy and unacceptable risk of side effects). The guidelines recognize vaccination as a medical procedure that needs to be individualized based on the animal's geographic and lifestyle exposure. Veterinarian professional organizations allow flexibility and encourage doctors to extend vaccination intervals whenever necessary for the safety of the pet.

Most veterinarians agree house pets should be assessed yearly and vaccines - if given at all - should be tailored to an animal's age, health, and lifestyle. For example, Dr. Matthew J. Toia, Chief Veterinarian Officer for ("Pet-Labs"), a national direct to consumer animal health wellness testing laboratory staffed by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians, concurs. "An indoor cat with limited exposure to some diseases may never need some of the common vaccinations. For instance, Lyme's disease, a regional illness for outside pets in endemic areas, is not necessary for unexposed animals in low risk regions of the country. Cats can forgo this vaccine without an issue."

His comments are supported by two veterinary associations, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the Academy of Feline Medicine (AFM). The Advisory Panel on Feline Vaccines (APFV) has guidelines for the selection and administration of vaccinations for cats. Feline shots fall into two basic categories: core vaccines (those recommended for most cats), and ancillary vaccines (those recommended for only a small percentage of cats.) Both of these organizations encourage cat owners to develop a good relationship with their veterinarian so their cat's vaccination schedule can be openly discussed.

Veterinarians limit the number of vaccines given to puppies on a single visit. A study of more than 1,200 dogs found evidence that the risk of a vaccine-associated adverse event was significantly increased as the number of vaccine doses administered per office visit increased; each additional vaccine significantly increased risk of an adverse event by 27 percent in dogs under10 kg (22 lb) and 12 percent in dogs over 10 kg. Vets are cautious about giving multiple vaccines on one office visit.

Unlike their animal doctor counterparts, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), endorses universal immunization and follows a one-size-fits-all vaccination schedule. The AAP not only assumes that all vaccines are necessary, pediatricians assume that children can all equally tolerate all vaccines given in the standard schedule. As many as six doses - and 18 vaccine antigens - can be given at the same time. The Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that if a dose is not administered "on time" at the routine two, four and six month checkups, the shot should be given at the next visit. Every dose is considered to be so essential that the ACIP has created a 'catch up' schedule for children who have missed even one shot.

Parents have become alarmed by the large number of injections given at one time. To by-pass their psychological concerns, manufacturers have created combination vaccines, such as Pediarix and Comvax, to trick parents into believing that their baby is "only" getting one shot at a time. Pediarix is actually three vaccines in one shot (DTaP, hepatitis B and polio) and Comvax combines the hepatitis B and HiB vaccine into one shot. The ACIP states that, "The use of combination vaccines is preferred over separate injections of its equivalent vaccine components". The AAP backs up this recommendation, urging combination vaccines to "improve timely vaccination coverage." Both ACIP and AAP overlook a potentially serious problem with combination shots: If a reaction occurs, it is impossible to determine which vaccine caused the side effect. Animal doctors have figured this out. The Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) recommends using single dose vaccines because "increasing the number of antigens in a vaccine also increases the probability associated adverse events."

Most pediatricians seem to have a "vaccinate no matter what" approach to childhood immunizations rather than ensuring the safety and appropriateness of the individual child. The AAP encourages pediatricians to "work individually and collectively at local and national levels to ensure that all children receive all childhood immunizations on time." This includes giving vaccines to children, even when they are sick. According to the most recent "General Recommendations for Vaccination", published in 2006 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are few reasons for delaying vaccination. In fact, the guidelines state, "Among the most common conditions often inappropriately considered contraindications are diarrhea, minor upper-respiratory tract illnesses (including otitis media) with or without fever, mild-to-moderate local reactions to a previous dose of vaccine, current antimicrobial therapy, and the convalescent phase of an acute illness." Pediatricians, at the behest of the CDC and the AAP, follow the CDC's instructions to use of every encounter as an opportunity to vaccinate.

When animals are sick, most vets choose to err on the side of safety. Vaccines are delayed until the pet is healthy to minimize the risk of a reaction. According to, the decision to vaccinate a sick animal should be made on an individual basis. The vet determines if a shot is appropriate by performing a physical examination and possibly obtaining laboratory tests to aid in the decision. Not so with children. According to the CDC, a routine physical exam and taking a temperature is no longer a prerequisite before vaccinating. If a child appears in the doctor's office, vaccination should proceed.

Avoiding over-vaccination: Vaccine Titers
Many vets are concerned about the potential for side effects and complications from unnecessary shots and boosters. They order a blood test, called a titer, to determine the need for additional vaccinations. A vaccine titer is test that measures the level of an antibody in the blood, a component usually induced by vaccination. A titer is reported as a ratio of one to a number. The higher that number, the better. For example, a titer of 1:5 is a low titer, and generally implies a susceptibility to disease. A titer of 1:1,000,000 is a very high titer, and implies immunity. It is generally accept that a high titer indicates further vaccination is unnecessary.

While useful as a guide, titer levels have limitations. They only measure one component of the immune system so the level of full protection is unknown. Antibodies cannot be distinguished between those generated by vaccination from those developed after recovery from a disease. Except where vaccination is required by law, all animals can have serum antibody titers measured to determine the need for booster shots. Testing is especially important for pets that have previously experienced an adverse reaction. While not all vets agree with checking antibody titers, the test is available for pet owners who prefer not to follow the conventional practice of annual boosters.

While veterinary medical associations are advocates of vaccination, they insist that immunization is only one component of an individualized, health-care plan for pets. One organization that wants to assist owners in their quest for healthy pets is, the first and only national company to offer consumer-direct laboratory testing. Pet owners can actively participate in the health and wellness for their pets. Tests can be ordered directly through the internet by owners at substantial savings. offers hundreds of screening tests, from preventive profiles for cancer, to tests for infectious diseases, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, and vaccination titers.

Most importantly, owners will have the added convenience of having their pets' blood tests done in the privacy of their own homes, avoiding the added stress of taking a pet to the vet. is expanding their nationwide network of veterinarians and veterinary technicians who will come directly to your home to draw the necessary samples. Pet owners without access to a holistic veterinarian can order important health tests directly from Pet-Labs.

Vets vs Peds: A Interesting Comparison
Unlike the AAP that routinely denies any connection between vaccines, adverse events and side effects, the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents (COBTA) at the American Veterinary Medical Association concludes that vaccines can cause problems and should be individualized. The following is an excerpt of their policy:

"There are insufficient data available to scientifically determine a single best vaccination protocol regimen for application to all animals globally. Despite significant advances in our knowledge of antigens and antigen presentation, gaps still remain in our under-standing of the immune system's acute and chronic reaction to multiple vaccinations. The body of knowledge surrounding the genetic variability within individual breeds or species and the resulting idiopathic responses to vaccination (including vaccine-associated adverse reactions), is increasing but remains too inconclusive to make specific recommendations appropriate for all patients. Consequently, COBTA believes that a customized approach to recommended vaccination protocols is the safest and most effective method to medically address the increasing diversity in patients presented for immunization."
It appears that veterinarians are more prudent about vaccination than their pediatrician counterparts. A comparison of Vets to Peds can be summarized as follows:

Veterinarians consider pets as individuals. Vaccines are customized to their needs and lifestyles. For example, dogs that have allergies are often vaccinated less, given smaller doses or not vaccinated at all. If any adverse reaction was experienced from a vaccine, vets are cautious about future vaccines. Unfortunately, the same level of individual tailoring and caution is not found in the pediatric community.
To avoid over vaccinating, vets often request vaccine titers. Pediatricians do not offer vaccine titers for children; in fact, all vaccines are mandated for all kids, at the risk of expulsion from the medical practice for refusing.
Veterinarians acknowledge that vaccines can cause serious adverse reactions, including well-documented cancers in cats: feline leukemia and feline sarcomas. Pediatricians rarely, if ever, acknowledge an association between vaccines and asthma, eczema, seizures, gastric reflux, strokes, cancer and autism. Parents are told a side effect is not caused by a recent vaccine; tens of thousands of dollars of medical tests and procedures are ordered to prove it.
Most veterinarians seem to understand that a one-size-fits-all vaccine policy is not appropriate. Not so for people doctors.

It's time for pediatricians, the AAP, the CDC, the ACIP and all others involved with human vaccination programs to acknowledge that vaccines have risks and can cause serious harm, including death. If animal doctors can work with owners to individualize vaccination schedules, to avoid over-vaccinating though vaccine titers, and to encourage participatory care, human doctors need to start doing the same. Parents need to demand care that is as good for their children as it is for their pets.

Why withdraw Vaccine if there is no fault?

Voluntary Recall of Panvax® Junior H1N1 Vaccine

27 Aug 2010

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) would like to update the public on the voluntary recall of Panvax® Junior H1N1 vaccine (CSL Limited) in Singapore with immediate effect. The recall is a precautionary measure taken as a result of the findings by the Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on the decline in the potency of this product in Australia based on ongoing stability tests.

2 Panvax® Junior is CSL’s 2009 H1N1 (pandemic) influenza vaccine, which is supplied in a single 0.25ml pre-filled syringe for administration to children between 6 months to less than 3 years.

3 There are no safety concerns with Panvax® Junior and parents or caregivers of children who have been vaccinated with this vaccine need not be alarmed. Panvax® Junior vaccine administered previously has adequate potency to induce an immune response. Children who require a second dose of Panvax® Junior can be vaccinated with the 2010 seasonal influenza vaccine.

Background information

4 HSA was informed today by Australia TGA that the stability testing results of certain units of Panvax® Junior vaccine in Australia showed a decline in the potency of the product. Based on these results, the registered shelf life of 12 months has been reduced to 6 months. CSL Limited has undertaken a voluntary withdrawal of all remaining Panvax® Junior vaccine in Australia.

5 CSL Limited has confirmed that there is no decline in potency of the Panvax® Junior supplied to Singapore. Nonetheless, as a precautionary measure, MOH is initiating a recall of existing Panvax® Junior H1N1 vaccine in Singapore. The safety of the vaccine is not affected.

6 The shelf life of pandemic vaccines as in the case of all other seasonal influenza vaccines is based on stability tests. To ensure that the potency of the vaccine remains within the specified shelf-life, manufacturers conduct ongoing stability studies throughout the recommended shelf life of the product. This approach is currently used by all of other regulatory agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Health Canada.

Local situation

7 About 1200 units of Panvax® Junior have been supplied to the hospitals and clinics locally since January 2010. The distribution of Panvax® Junior has been stopped and all remaining stocks will be recalled from affected clinics. Healthcare professionals have also been advised to cease administration of Panvax® Junior H1N1 vaccine with immediate effect.

8 To date, HSA has not received any adverse event reports related to a decline in potency of Panvax® Junior H1N1 vaccine administered in Singapore.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Mel Gibson's gospel versus The Joy-Secret of "Otherism"

Body, mind and spirit make one you. We need sympathetic sensitiveness.

The gospel according to Mel Gibson . For the narcissist, revenge is a holy cause, demanding overwhelming force.

Let us enter, you and I, into the moral universe of the modern narcissist.

The narcissistic person is marked by a grandiose self-image, a constant need for admiration, and a general lack of empathy for others. He( or she, if you like a female ) is the keeper of a sacred flame, which is the flame he holds to celebrate himself.

There used to be theories that deep down narcissists feel unworthy, but recent research doesn't support this. Instead, it seems, the narcissist's self-directed passion is deep and sincere.

His self-love is his most precious possession. It is the holy centre of all that is sacred and right. He is hypersensitive about anybody who might splatter or disregard his greatness. If someone treats him slightingly, he perceives that as a deliberate and heinous attack. If anyone threatens his reputation, he regards this as an act of blasphemy. He feels justified in punishing the attacker for this moral outrage.

And because he plays by different rules, and because so much is at stake, he can be uninhibited in response. Everyone gets angry when they feel their self-worth is threatened, but for the narcissist, revenge is a holy cause and a moral obligation, demanding overwhelming force.

Mel Gibson seems to fit the narcissist model to an eerie degree. The recordings that purport to show him unloading on his ex-lover, Oksana Grigorieva, make for painful listening, and are only worthy of attention because these days it pays to be a student of excessive self-esteem, if only to understand the world around.

The storyline seems to be pretty simple. Gibson was the great Hollywood celebrity who left his wife to link with the beautiful young acolyte. Her beauty would not only reflect well on his virility, but he would also work to mould her, Pygmalion-like , into a pop star.

After a time, she apparently grew tired of being a supporting actor in the drama of his slf-magnification and tried to go her own way. This act of separation was perceived as an assault on Gibson's status and thus a venal betrayal of the true faith in Gibson's 'gospel'.

It is fruitless to analyse her end of the phone conversations because she knows she is taping them. But the voice on the other end is primal and searing.

That man is like a boxer unleashing one verbal barrage after another. His breathing is heavy. His vocal muscles are clenched. His guttural sounds burst out like hammer blows.

Gibson pummels her honour, her intelligence, her womanhood, her maternal skills and everything else. Imagine every crude and derogatory word you've ever heard. They come out in waves. he's not really arguing with her, just trying to pulverise her into nothingness, like some corruption that has intertwined itself into his being and now must be expunged.

It is striking how morally righteous he is, without ever bothering to explain what exactly she has done wrong.
It is striking how quickly he reverts to the vocabulary of purity and disgust.
It is striking how much he believes he deserves.
It is striking how much he seems to derive satisfaction from his own righteous indignation.

Rage was the original subject of Western literature. Rage was the opening theme of Homer's Iliad . Back then, anger was perceived as a source of pleasure. "Sweeter wrath is by far than the honeycomb dripping with sweetener." Homer declared. And the man on the other end of Grigorieva's phone seems to derive some vengeful satisfaction from asserting his power and from purging his frustration - from the sheer act of domination.

And the sad fact is that Mel Gibson is not alone. Are you one like him? There can't be many people at once who live in a celebrity environment so perfectly designed to inflate self-love. Even so, a surprising number of people share this trait. If you are, then you need real salvation.

A study conducted at the National Institutes of Health suggested that 6.2 per cent of Americans had suffered from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), along with 9.4 per cent of people in their 20s.

At least since the 1970s, we have suffered from national self-esteem inflation (Source The Narcissism Epidemic, by Jean M Twenge and W Keith Campbell). They cite my favorite piece of sociological data : In 1950, thousands of teenagers were asked if they considered themselves an "important person". Twelve (12) percent said yes.

In the late '80s, another few thousand were asked. This time, 80 per cent of girls and 77 percent of boys said yes.

That doesn't make them narcissists in the Gibson mould, but it does suggest that we have entered an era where self-branding is on the ascent and the culture /sub-culture of self-effacement is on the decline.

Every week brings a new assignment in our study of self-love. And at the top of the heap, the Valentino of all self-lovers, there is the former Braveheart (watch this movie by Mel Gibson yet?). If Gibson really were that great, he's have figured out that the lady probably owns a tape recorder. You just read a comment/analysis by David Brooks.

The Joy-Secret of "Otherism"

Let us do good unto all . From Paul of Tarsus epistle to the Galatians. ( use this verse too)

There hangs a little card which bears the words : THE SECRET OF JOY - God first, others next, Self last. Is this indeed the secret of joy? Then most of us are sadly wrong. We think that joy comes by the reverse order ; and it is this mistake which lies behind the worship of wealth, the passion for power , and the pursuit of pleasure. Verily we are wrong,as we surely discover sooner or later . The first secret of joy lies in otherism - a going out of one's heart toward others. Egoism is the supreme enemy of true joy. By many providences God seeks to break our egoism down. Indeed, the very relationships which condition human family life are designed to that end.

John Oxenham beautifully puts it:

I, Thou (You), We, They,
Small words, but mighty, in their span
Are bound the life and hopes of man.
For first his thoughts of his own self are full,
Until another comes his heart to rule ;
For them life's best is centred round their love
Till younger lives come all their love to prove.

The parental relationships of life are meant to break our egoism down. Many shun from marriage and bear children because of egoism buildup.
"A man or a woman cannot be a member of a family, and remain an utter egoist."
"No greater day ever dawned than that on which the first human child was born."
Certainly the mother teaches the child ; but in a far deeper way, is it not the child who teaches the mother ? - and the little one teaches nothing sublimer than just this very thing - otherism. ! The supreme transition in a human heart is that from "selfism" to "otherism".

"One man is no man at all," says an anciet proverb. "A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel"! "A woman wrapped up in herself makes a very small parcel ,too" . A life which is always getting and never giving is a Dead Sea. No even one fish can survive in it though it has water. The Lord Jesus Christ says : "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone " - self-preservation the cause of loneliness! Then He adds, "But if it die it bringeth forth much fruit " - self-sacrifice the cure of loneliness !

OTHERISM ! The joy-secret of otherism. Let the word otherism burn into the mind. Like a flame shot into a dark room it suddenly exposes our fundamental error. Like the white flame of a forge let it strike into the thick rust of our selfishness. Oh, if we could but believe it, if we would but receive it, the first secret of true joy lies just here.
We miss joy because we seek it ! Is not the very seeking of joy for its own sake a subtle form of selfishness? - and is not selfishness the very thing that kills joy ?
Joy is a will-o-the-wisp to those who run after it ; but in some self-forgetting hour when we are touched by another's need, and we sacrifice to give succour, we suddenly find our hearts aflame with a glorious joy that has come unsought ! It is thus that we come to know a like joy to that of our dear resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. In self-sacrificing service for others we discern the marks of His sandals, and follow in the steps of His example, and share His real joy. Must we roam afar to find glory Need we find our own joy and glory? nay, the secret of pure joy and glory lies behind our own doors, in otherism. I am enjoying the otherism in you, dear friend and others.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) rages

HFMD continued spreading the Singapore island, taking the number of cases past the 1.000 mark last week for the first time this year.

So far, no child here has developed brain damage or died from HFMD caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) strain of the virus.Ministry of Health estimated that 11 per cent of children sampled last week had EV71, about the same as the week before.

Thursday, April 9, 2009
Beat HFMD with Water-Cure again?
April 8, 2009
More infected with HFMD
By Jessica Jaganathan (Singapore The Straits Times reporter)

CHILDCARE centres and kindergartens are stepping up the cleaning of classrooms as the number of children coming down with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) continues to climb.
Last week, 653 people came down with the normally mild childhood disease that usually causes fever and rashes.

That is just 12 short of the Health Ministry's official 'epidemic level'.

Revisit former postings and spread this Water-Cure protocol island wide.Thanks for your kind respond and responsibility to our growing children and teenagers,too.





5.Thursday, June 12, 2008
"Beating HFMD: Drink water" published online
(Mile stone #10 of 10) (Reply from The Straits Times Forum Editor)

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It is never too late or too early to revise and be wise again for the rest of our journey.......

Use Water-cure. Rather be thankful for the timely warning, and do something about it.

Drink at least 10% of your own daily water-quota (31.42 ml multiply by your present body weight(kg), every 90 minutes. Use 1/4 teaspoon of sea-salt in your daily diet, for every 1250 ml water drank.

Pain is a sign/signal produced by dehydration in the human body. Pain may be common but it is not normal.

To simplify complications is the FIRST essential of success.






The revelations you'll read here will transform the practice of medicine all over the world; they will change the present cost-intensive, drug-peddling, and commerce-driven medical system to a pure physiology-based and disease-prevention natural approach to public health today and in the future. The information in this Healthy Wealth blog will awaken people to the pharmaceutical fraud and terrorism that are foundation to all that is wrong in our current health-care system in Singapore in particular, and the world in general. Read on and discover for yourself how the Singaporean people have been proverbially 'raped' by the drug intensive industry for too long.

Fellow humankind and blogger, there are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. This Healthy Wealth blogger humbly appeal to the people again to spread this "water-cure protocol formula" far and wide for the benefits of our children, and children's children. Thanks for your proactive support and prayers ,too.

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones, and even those that are not giving real positive results, at that. Let us never let our sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

there is hope for any cancer...

interesting and inspiring hope for people who have been lost in the technologies of cancer warfare ..must view and share with as many as possible, as soon as possible..

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Revisiting the Dietary Cholesterol Connection

Revisiting the Dietary Cholesterol Connection

The shocking evidence is that the connection between dietary cholesterol and heart disease has never been proven. It is simply been assumed.

Two associations set the platform for this assumption. The first was the presence of cholesterol in atherosclerotic plaque. The second was the incidence of heart disease and stroke at a young age in patients with outrageously high cholesterol (who mostly had familial hypercholesterolemia).

Cholesterol and Atherosclerotic Plaque

With respect to the first association connecting cholesterol with atherosclerosis plaque, we have already explained that it is not cholesterol itself that is damaging to arteries. The destructive elements is oxy-cholesterol. To prove this hypothesis, researchers injected cholesterol into the arteries of animals. Nothing happened. They then inject oxy-cholesterol into the arteries. The animals developed arteriosclerosis.(Source:Gotto AM, Paolett R, Eds. The Atherosclerosis Reviews, Vol. 11 (New York: Raven Press, 1983), 157-246. )

This proves that oxy-cholesterol is toxic and causes plaques (atherogenic). Dietary cholesterol does not become problematic unless it is oxidized. This happens most rapidly when it is heated to high temperatures in the presence of oxygen, as occurs with frying. Fresh banana is healthy, but fried banana (goring pisang, the Malay version, is not healthy for the heart). Some oxidation does occur simply with the exposure of cholesterol to oxygen, but this is minimal in comparison.

Genetic Defects
The second association occurs in individuals with a genetic defects. Generalizing from this population to the normal population can be fraught with error. These individuals have a defect in the receptor for LDL-cholesterol in the membrane of the liver cell. This causes the metabolism to behave abnormally and creates an abnormal predilection to the creation of atherosclerosis. For these individuals, the liver cells metabolize cholesterol differently. Thus, special consideration are needed. For the rest of us, the treatment should be avoid oxy-cholesterol and methionine. The prescribed diet is this : mostly vegetarian, based on whole grains and unprocessed foods.

The Healthy-Food Junkies were Right

The "health food" advocates of each generation were not just another protest group "fighting the establishment". They might have actually been onto something.

A major cause of heart disease has been the refining and over-processing of food.

I advocate whole foods, whole grains, and foods that are freshly prepared. eat as the nature provide, for we can never be cleverer than the Mother Nature-Chemist in nutritional balancing.

Refining whole wheat into white flour results in a loss of 79 percent of the folic acid and 82 percent of the B6 in the food. All Singaporeans mother-to-be, please take note, eat the wholegrain and not the white(death) flour products. There is no magic bullet supplement pills as superior as fresh green and fruits.

Even freezing destroys some of the vitamin content of vegetables.

If possible, grinding your own flour to get the maximal amount of vitamins.

Processed foods are not just full of preservatives and artificial flavoring; they are devoid of essential vitamins and nutrients that are essential to heart health.

It would appear that the group of health-food junkies were right, after all.

Observation: this connection between atherosclerosis and the wealthy class assumed that diet was at the core of the disease process. Indeed, the further we stray from a plant-based diet, the greater our risk of heart disease. Additionally, switching to a predominantly plant-based diet reduces the risk of cancer (check out this website for help ), gallbladder disease, kidney stones and gout, just to name a few.

This is not just our opinion. "Importantly, there was no evidence of a threshold beyond which further benefits did not accrue with increasing proportions of plant-based foods in the diet." In other words, you can't get too much of a good thing.

The Homocysteine Story

As early as 1968, Kilmer McCully, M.D., an observant scientist with training in biochemistry, genetics, and pathology posited that homocysteine was the culprit in the creation of damage to blood vessel walls.

Protein is composed of amino acids. One of these amino acids is methionine. It is an essential amino acid, which means it must be ingested in the food. Methionine is used to create the physical structure of the body, in other words, muscle mass. The body can take methionine and convert it to another essential amino acid called cysteine. Likewise, cysteine can be converted to methionine. However, these biochemical conversions are not straightforward. An intermediary product has to be produced first. Homocysteine is the intermediary product in the interconversion between methionine and cysteine.

Some people have a genetic defect that causes the normal conversion process to go haywire. Consequently, they produce large amounts of homocysteine in the blood and in the urine. Normally, homocysteine is only present in trace amounts in the blood.

A Child with Severe Atherosclerosis. A 9-year old girl with homocystinuria. In describing the medical historyof the family, it was explained that her uncle died at the age of 8 due to a stroke. At autopsy, they found this boy's arteries to be clogged with atherosclerosis, as if he were elderly. That case had been published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1933 and had referenced the hospital where the study of the case had been undertaken - Massachusetts General Hospital, the place where Dr McCully was employed.McCully went to the archives and confirmed from microscopic slides and small preserved fragments of the organs that the boy did indeed have arteriosclerosis.

What McCully realized in 1968 was that the plaques showed no evidence of cholesterol or fat deposits. He reasoned that homocysteine had caused the damage to the artery wall, but that there had not been enough time for the fat and cholesterol deposits to develop. he later confirmed the same findings in another case of elevated homocysteine in a child. This second case served as proof of his theory that the amino acid homocysteine caused atherosclerosis. But there is more to the story.

As previously stated, the interconversion of methionine to homocysteine to cysteine and back again does not take place in a vacuum. Biochemical processes often require enzymes or cofactors to facilitate the conversion. The cofactors required to convert the toxic substance (homocysteine) to one of its nontoxic counsins (methionine or cysteine ) are the following : vitamin B6, B12, and folic acids. In fact, the genetic defect in the second child McCully studied had a problem with the function of B12.

Folic Acid and B Vitamins
In formulating his theory, McCully recalled the work of pathologist James Rhinehard who had done several experiments on monkeys. Studies in experiments by restricting vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folic acid showed unequivocally that arteriosclerosis was the result.

How has science missed this important connection? Arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis were characterized by the Russian pathologist Rudolph Virchow in the 19th century. He noticed the influx of immune cells and proposed the theory that artherosclerosis was the result of some infection, as there were obvious signs of inflammation present. His theory of infection and inflammation is particularly relevant to what we now understand in the role of inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) in predicting artery disease.

Cellular dehydration (water deficit) in your lifestyle also can cause infection and inflammation. Regular and correct amount of water intake is remedy for these causes.

Animal protein is high in methionine, the precursor or artery-damaging homocysteine.

DR.Harry Newburgh did experiments in the 1920s that proved a direct relationship between increasing amounts of dietary protein and increasing atherosclerosis. The more protein he fed the rabbits, the faster they developed artery disease. However, when he was unable to prove that feeding individual amino acids to the rabbits caused atherosclerosis, his theory was abandoned. Unfortunately, two amino acids had not yet been discovered at the time - methionine and homocysteine. Today there are still many substances which we scientists have not discover within our human body. Consequently, the cholesterol myth prevailed.

It was in 1960 that McCully formally proposed his homocysteine theory of heart disease. Although he was almost ostracized by the medical community, he fortunately persisted, and today research studies have proven him correct. An elevated homocysteine is a strong risk factor for heart disease.

What is the relationship between cholesterol and homocysteine?
The same lipoprotein particle that transports cholesterol throughout the human body is also a carrier of homocysteine. This may explain why there is a relationship (even though weak) between markedly elevated cholesterol levels and arteriosclerosis.

Do you know that when after prolonged water deficit within your body system, some cells will be surrounded by cholesterol in order to prevent premature death? It is this water deficit which caused the high blood pressure(to service those cells) and high cholesterol (to prevent premature cell death).

How do we avoid this artery-damaging substance? Two strategies are important. Never take water intake for granted, unless your daily diet is 100% fresh fruits and vegetables. The first is to lower the intake of animal proteins that are high in methionine. The second is to avoid processed foods that are devoid of the vitamins B6, B12 and folic acids (and eat your vegetables!)

What source of protein are high in methionine?
Animal protein. Given that meat is a source of high methionine, then what can we advise about high-protein, low carb diets? It is best to avoid them.

Because the medical community (try asking your doctor) has focused so much attention on the cholesterol myth, proponents of the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet may seem to have been vindicated. Many stated that a high-protein, low-carb diet would not significantly raise cholesterol levels. The current evidence says that they were right. However, this thinking adheres to the myth that cholesterol is the problem to begin with. If we understand that oxy-cholesterol and homocysteine (and not pure cholesterol per se)are the real instigators of artherosclerosis, then we must take a more scientific view.

Bad News for Low-carb, High-protein Diet!
What happens to the normal function of the cells that create the inner lining of arteries (endothelium) as a result of a low-carbohydrate diet?

26 people were studied using electronic imaging techniques and ulrtrasound scan of the heart and other blood studies. Sixteen of the 26 had a standard low-fat diet. Ten ate a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.

After one year patients in the high-protein group showed a worsening of their condition and the markers for artery disease.Specifically, C-reactive protein (CRP) increased 61 percent. Fibrinogen, a substance involved in the clotting process, increased 14 percent. Lipoprotein (a), a type of lipoprotein associated with artery disease, increased 106 percent . The progression of coronary artery disease was documented in each of the vascular territories under study. In the high-protein group there was an overall progression of 39.7 percent . On the other hand, patients in the low-fat diet group had a regression in the extent and severity of their disease as well as improvement in heart muscle function.

Just remember your body need amino acids (found plenty in vegetables and fresh fruits)and not animal protein, to grow its own protein.

The results showed that high-protein diets may precipitate progression of coronary artery disease by increasing inflammation, clot formation, and the deposition of fat on blood vessel walls. Like the rabbits on a high-protein diet, human also risk damage to their human arteries by intentionally taking a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. These diet are a large experiment that are proving to be extremely dangerous.

Two harmful substances are present in meat : oxy-cholesterol and high methionine levels.
Methionine can be converted to the injurious homocysteine molecule. One might conclude, then, that a herbivore (fruitarian & vegetarian)would be superior in terms of artery health. In fact, in study after study,fruitarians & vegetarians are clearly found to have better cardiovascular health. You may decide your level of wealth through your health.

Food For The Human Heart

Two Oxidized Burgers and Fries, Please!

Oxidation occurs rapidly when oils get old or when they are exposed to high temperature in the cooking process. When that burger is fried, it gets oxidized. This process generates a potent source of free radicals that can cause inflammation. The cholesterol in the burger also gets damaged and becomes plaque-producing (atherogenic).

When you ingest the burger and fries, you are taking in oxy-cholesterol that has the potential to damage your own blood arteries. The fries act like a sponge, absorbing the free radicals and trans-fatty acids in the cooking oil and carrying them into the meat which gets converted to toxic homocysteine. Cooking at high temperature creates other toxic compounds, as well , such as acrylamide ( a cancer substance)

A diet high in fresh vegetables provides your human body with a great natural source of antioxidants. Fresh vegetarians are also not getting as much exposure to oxidized cholesterol. Additionally, a low-animal-protein diet results in lower homocysteine levels in your blood.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cancer Decisions by Ralph W.Moss, Ph.D.

Cancer Decisions to me

Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. Weekly
Newsletter #455 08/08/10


This week we are proud to announce the release of a new report for the general reader on a little-known method of treating cancer. Entitled "Unleashing the Immune System: New Insights Into Cancer," this book-length report details the origin and development of a system for filtering the blood in order to achieve a beneficial effect, even in late-stage cancer.

The report explains the rationale for this treatment: the removal of certain specific factors from the blood that block the activity of tumor necrosis factor (TNF). It details the theories and achievements of an American hematologist/oncologist, M. Rigdon Lentz, MD, who helped pioneer the use of therapeutic apheresis (TA) for cancer a quarter century ago. Lentz and his physician wife now administer this treatment to patients in a private outpatient clinic in Germany. He also works with industry to perfect the production of new commercial medical devices, such as his unique Oncosorb™ affinity column.

An early version of Lentz's treatment, called UltraPheresis,™ was based on a modified kidney dialysis machine. This was tested in clinical trials at the University of California Medical Center, Irvine (where Lentz was a professor) and at the Kennedy Hospital in Indio, Calif. Using this prototype device, Lentz was able to achieve objective anti-tumor responses in several kinds of cancer. I first described these results in my newsletter in 1994.

His early results were consistent with results seen in a dozen small clinical trials using TA as a cancer treatment in the 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s. But with the development of adsorption columns in the 1990s, Lentz was able to advance the art and science of TA for cancer beyond what was possible in earlier decades.

I visited Lentz in Germany in 2008, shortly after his Oncosorb device received the CE mark of conformity in the European Union. I returned several times afterwards, most recently in May 2010, to gain a better understanding of his methods and results. Needless to say, I think this is a very promising technique. Like most TA, it is minimally invasive (although it does require implantation of an indwelling catheter), and its effects depend on removal of two specific blocking factors from the blood, rather than adding toxic substances.

Although not a "magic bullet," at least in the cases of advanced disease where it has been studied, its beneficial effects are demonstrated in this report. It can sometimes achieve classically defined tumor regressions (and improvement in quality of life) in situations in which other more toxic modalities are no longer viable.

Telling this story in a fair and comprehensive manner has engaged much of my attention for the past two years. I give the entire history of TNF and blocking factors (dating back almost a century), of TA's once-widespread use in cancer, including a description of the dozen clinical experiments using similar methods performed around the world in the 1970s and 1980s. I also give the first biographical account of Dr. Lentz's life and career, including a detailed explanation of his troubles with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

This downloadable (pdf) report is 170 pages in length, including 20 pages of scientific references and a listing of Lentz's main patents and publications.

Several leading immunologists read and commented on advance copies of "Unleashing the Immune System."

"This report is extremely good, very detailed and well documented as well as very interesting historically," said Prof. Jacques Miller, AC, FRS, the discoverer of the two major subsets of lymphocytes, T cells and B cells, and their function. "I did not know much about the treatment of Rigdon Lentz. I think it is a pity he had to go to Germany in order to pursue his work."

Meanwhile, Peter Hersey, MD, the first person to publish a paper on the use of TA in cancer, commented, "Ralph Moss has uncovered another rich vein in medical history."

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