Monthly Archives: April 2012
Posted: April 27, 2012Categories: MagnetsRead more
Magnetic Mattress Pads Research Study
The mattress pads used in this study were typical full-size pads containing 124 permanent ferrite magnets with magnetic field strengths of 750-950 gauss each. The pads themselves were made oil two sheets of felt with the magnets sandwiched between them. The felt sheets were then wrapped in a cloth cover. 'The total number of subjects of this double-blind clinical experiment was 43 l (216 male, 215 female). 375 subjects were given the magnetic pads, 56 were given non-magnetic pads. None of the 431 subjects knew which pad they were sleeping on. Subjects selected for the experiment were those with chief complaints related to:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Back and lower back pain
- Back pain (general)
- Lower limb pain
To determine the presence of any side effects, blood pressure, hemoglobin, number of erythrocytes, and number of leucocytes were examined before and after the use of the mattress pads. Besides blood sedimentation, and TP, COL, ALP, GOT, GPT, Na, and K were also examined, as were functions of the kidneys, liver, pancreas, and the entire circulatory system.
ResultsPositive No#Posted: April 27, 2012Categories: SupplementsRead more
AN OUTLINE OFMEDICINAL MUSHROOMS
BY: Georges M. Halpern, MD, PhD, and Andrew H. Miller
A. The Nature of Mushrooms
- As Funguses, act as Recyclers, breaking down dead organic matter in the process of feeding itself.
- 100,000 species, 700 of which are eaten as food.
- Is a cleanser, transforming dead matter into nutrients useful to plants and animals.
- Molecular dissemblers, vs. plants which are assemblers
- Theory – Fungi ability to breakdown organic matter linked to antidisease properties. They encounter disease causing pathogens more frequently than other life forms. Must have a very proactive, healthy immune system.
B. Strengthening the Immune System with Mushrooms
- Act as immunoregulators – stimulating immune system when underactive, moderating if overactive.
- Immune system must distinguish between cells produced in the body, and those from outside the body.
- Antigens – bacterium, viruses, parasites, or toxins – that provoke a response from the immune system.
- Primary components of the Immune System
- T-Cells – identify and destroy cells infected by viruses or cancer.
- Cytokines – alert the immune system about invaders.
- Natural Killer Cells – in bloodstream, kill foreign bodies.
- B Cells – secrete antibodies which destroy antigens.
- Phagocytes – large, white blood cells that engulf and destroy invader cells. Found in blood and tissue.
- Macrophages (giant white blood cells) – A particularly effective member of the phagocyte group, that is stimulated by mushrooms. Also secretes Cytokines to alert the immune system when invaders present.
- Antibodies – secreted by B Cells, neutralize selected antigens,