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    ICurrently there are countries buying land in developing countries or countries that are not as technologically advanced—or militarily strong, to buy up land for development or farming –to secure food sources from outside sources where they can control the output of food to the motherland. This puts undo financial stress on those born in those countries who are indigenous to areas where these lands are being taken over. Ever wonder why a residential investment suddenly goes up without any due cause without any economic reason—this would be because the land in your region may have been bought by another country acquiring access too foods or real estate that would unwarrant the price hikes in the areas—as a result of lands now being foreign national owned and not owned by the citizenry-This is the new conquest—turn a country into a corporation and now you are an easy prey for corporate take over— Now this as a result impacts food productions as well as regulations that do not comply with state/provincial laws in allowing for seeds to be GMO free or GE free or Chemical free—a foreign national can grow stuff here in your country—anyway they see fit—and then turn around and market it to you under a free trade arrangement and you will be forced as a corporation not a country to support this kind of malignancy that will without a shot cause a complete breakdown of communities and create a environment for weakness and illnesses.
     
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    Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
    Study finds diet rich in oleic acid may prevent development of ulcerative colitis
    Saturday, May 1, 2010—SATURDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) — Increasing your intake of olive oil may help protect against ulcerative colitis, a new study finds.—Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes ulcers in the lining of the rectum and colon, resulting in abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss. This study found that people whose diet was rich in oleic acid were far less likely to develop ulcerative colitis.—Oleic acid is a monosaturated fatty acid found in foods such as olive oil, peanut oil, grapeseed oil, butter This study included more than 25,000 people, aged 40-65, in Norfolk, U.K. who were recruited between 1993 and 1997. None of the participants had ulcerative colitis at the start of the study. By 2002, 22 participants had developed ulcerative colitis. The researchers compared the diets of these people to those who didn’t develop the disease and found that those with the highest intake of oleic acid were 90 percent less likely to develop ulcerative colitis.—“Oleic acid seems to help prevent the development of ulcerative colitis by blocking chemicals in the bowel that aggravate the inflammation found in the illness,” study leader Dr. Andrew Hart, of the University of East Anglia’s School of Medicine, said in a news release.–“We estimate that around half the cases of ulcerative colitis could be prevented if larger amounts of oleic acid were consumed. Two-to-three tablespoons of olive oil per day would have a protective effect,” he said.—The study was presented Saturday at the Digestive Disease Week conference in New Orleans.—-SOURCE: University of East Anglia, news release, May 1, 2010
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    Vitamin E Provides New Hope for Patients With ‘Silent’ Liver Disease
    ScienceDaily (May 3, 2010) — A daily dose of a specific form of vitamin E significantly improved the liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. Results were published April 28 online in the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, Actos (pioglitazone), a drug used to treat diabetes, also improved many features of NASH but was associated with weight gain.—-NASH is a chronic liver disease that is linked to weight gain and obesity and can lead to cirrhosis, or scarring, liver cancer and death. It resembles alcoholic liver disease but occurs in patients who drink little or no alcohol. NASH can occur in children, the elderly, normal-weight, and non-diabetic persons. The disease is believed to be caused by abnormal metabolism of fats, which increases levels of oxidants, compounds that transfer oxygen in the liver. This disease affects about 3 to 4 percent of the U.S. population, leads to death from cirrhosis, and increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. There is currently no approved treatment for NASH.—In the Pioglitazone or Vitamin E for NASH Study (PIVENS), investigators from the NASH Clinical Research Network (CRN) compared the two different treatments to placebo. Vitamin E functions as an anti-oxidant while Actos improves the sensitivity of cells to insulin, a hormone that controls sugar and fat metabolism. PIVENS is the largest placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial of therapies ever conducted for NASH.—“This is an important landmark in the search for effective treatments for NASH,” said Pat Robuck, Ph.D., M.P.H., the NASH CRN project scientist and director of the clinical trials program in NIDDK’s Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition.—The PIVENS trial randomly assigned 247 adults with NASH and without diabetes into three groups. Men and women aged 18 years and older were randomized to either receive 30 milligrams of Actos daily, 800 international units of a form of vitamin E (RRR-alpha-tocopherol) daily, or placebo for 96 weeks. Researchers reported that vitamin E and Actos helped certain patients with NASH.—After 96 weeks of treatment, vitamin E improved all features of NASH except the degree of cirrhosis in the liver. Forty-three percent of participants treated with vitamin E met the primary endpoint of the trial compared to only 19 percent of those who received a placebo. The primary endpoint was a composite of the scores for several features of NASH–retention of lipids, liver inflammation, and liver degeneration. The scores were used to assess disease activity.—While Actos improved liver inflammation and retention of lipids in 34 percent of individuals who received it, suggesting a benefit, the improvement fell short of being statistically significant. Actos also led to an undesirable weight gain of 10 pounds over the 96-week trial. There was an early improvement in liver enzyme tests among participants receiving either Actos or vitamin E. However, upon stopping the medications, the liver enzymes worsened again suggesting the need for long-term treatment.
    While the PIVENS trial provides evidence that vitamin E benefits NASH patients, it is not a panacea, said Arun Sanyal, M.D., NASH CRN co-chair and PIVENS principal investigator and chair of gastroenterology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.—“This study was conducted in people who had NASH but did not have diabetes. The benefits of either treatment in NASH patients who have diabetes remain unknown,” said Sanyal. “Also, the study lasted only two years and the potential long-term benefits and risks of taking vitamin E or Actos in these doses are still uncertain.”[U1] Researchers acknowledge that many participants receiving these treatments did not improve. To better understand response to treatment, the NASH CRN is engaged in studies to define simple, non-invasive methods to determine if an individual patient is responding to drug therapy. A liver biopsy is currently the best way to assess response to treatment for NASH.–“The PIVENS trial provides key evidence to support the use of vitamin E for selected patients with NASH. However, before prescribing either drug, physicians must not only weigh the potential risks and benefits of treatment, particularly with long-term therapy, but also the need for future liver biopsies to assess the response to treatment,” said Stephen P. James, M.D., director of NIDDK’s Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. “Use of vitamin E at these doses for NASH should be monitored by a physician.”—–Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.—Journal Reference: Arun J. Sanyal et al. Pioglitazone, Vitamin E, or Placebo for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. New England Journal of Medicine, April 28, 2010 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa0907929
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    Natural compound speeds bone growth
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A protein produced naturally by the body can speed up bone growth and may offer a route to fixing fractures more quickly, researchers reported on Wednesday.—They found the protein sends a signal that activates bone stem cells to make new bone, and said the finding could also improve bone grafts.–While the findings were tested in mice, humans and mice have the same biology in this area.–“We believe our strategy has the therapeutic potential to accelerate and improve tissue healing in a variety of contexts,” said Dr. Jill Helms of Stanford University in California, who led the study.–The protein is called “Wnt,” and scientists have known for a long time that many animal species use it to regenerate tissue, the Helms team wrote in the journal Science Translational Medicine.—But it is hard to work with and will not dissolve in water.–Helms and colleagues found a way to implant pieces of genetically enhanced Wnt protein in little bubbles of fatty material called liposomes.—“This allowed us to start testing its activity in animals,” Helms said in a statement.–When they drilled holes in the bones of sedated mice and injected the little Wnt liposomes, the Wnt caused bone stem cells at the injury site to divide and mature into bone-forming cells faster, the researchers found.–“Skeletal defects treated with liposomal Wnt healed faster,” they wrote. Mice treated with Wnt had 3.5 times more new bone after three days than other nice.Other tissues use Wnt to regenerate, too, they said. “Wnts are implicated in the repair of multiple organs and tissues,” they wrote.–They plan to test their approach in treating skin wounds, strokes and heart attacks.–“After stroke and heart attack, we heal the injuries slowly and imperfectly, and the resulting scar tissue lacks functionality,” Helms said.–“Using Wnt may one day allow us to regenerate tissue without scarring.”
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    The Assault on Autistic Children and their Parents
    Saturday, May 1st, 2010
    Things are about to change in the Autism Wars. A new report is going to be released next week. Find out about it below.—Everybody knows that I am a Crisis Management Consultant in the health care industry. I get called into the cases where the quackbuster misinformation group is operating. Not so long ago, I was hired to look at a situation in Austin, Texas where a clinic was attacked by goofbag Stephen Barrett on several fronts – a Texas Medical Board complaint was filed against the doctor (Jesus Caquias MD), all of the health insurance companies stopped paying the clinic for their services, and the FBI raided the clinic last July 2009, claiming in the warrant that they were investigating the clinic for “Insurance Fraud,” and “Health Fraud” violations.—But, fear not, for Barrett made some serious mistakes, and if I have my way he’ll get criminally indicted in Texas for his actions. Keep reading.—The officially approved treatment, in the US, for Autistic children is to put them in a State mental facility. There, on day one, they yank their pants down to their ankles, bend them over a table, and jab a hypo full of mind numbing drugs into their buttocks. Then they throw them into a ward, keep them doped, where, most likely, they will die in a few years. And, if you read the US Inspection Report on the State of Texas Mental Health Facilities I think you will conclude, as did the Federal Investigators, that they’d be better off dying sooner than later – for the facilities are a hell-hole of problems, including rampant sexual abuse.—Why is this “institutionalizing” of Autistic children the officially approved treatment? Because according to “the system” Autistic children have been convicted. Their crime? They have been officially declared, along with their parents, as having defective genes.
    Defective genes—- That’s the argument. According to the powers that be there is no proof of a relationship between Autism and environmental issues, like vaccines. It is the people who are defective – middle class, and upper middle class Americans, primarily Caucasians. More, according to “the system,” it is the brighter people who have the defective genes.I’m not making this up. According to this way of thinking It is not the environmental pollution, and the overabundant regime of horrible vaccines that are the problem. It is the recipient. –Wars have been fought over lesser insults. Men have been hung by their necks from oak trees for less. That’s probably why the perpetrators of this “genetic” argument are not readily identifying themselves. You can find their entire argument, though, succinctly written up on the pages of Wikipedia by secret editors, afraid to identify themselves for good reason. You can read this totally fraudulent argument by clicking here. –And, it is a fraudulent argument made up by an industry that very well knows what problems it is causing, and sneers at its victims.—
    What we have here is a giant misinformation campaign…
    Divided into two parts: (1) Diversion, and (2) Attacking those identifying the real cause of the problem.
    (1) The Diversion part is simple. It is a simple effort to confuse the general public by making some simple statements like: (a) we don’t know what causes autism, (b) we know there is a genetic factor, (3) we know there is no cure, (4) the anti-vaccination people are conspiracy theorists, (5) leave the science to us, (6) blah, blah, blah…
    (a) The “genetic defect” argument is insulting and the proponents get away with it because the autism victims are, for the most part, white people. Try that crap on the African-American community and Jesse Jackson will be speaking loudly from your front porch in front of 30 TV cameras, and more.
    (2) The misinformation people attack those that disagree in every way they can think of.
    None of that misinformation activity is actually working very well, but we can’t fault them for the effort. They certainly try. The campaign has to be costing a fortune. And they need to spend that fortune just to survive.—Why isn’t the misinformation campaign working? Because facts and science are on the side of the Autism community. Solidly. .
    Why the disinformation people fear the Autism Community so much…
    Parents with Autistic children in the US have come to a rude awakening. They have found that, not only would the US drug industry lie to them, but so will the government agencies “We the People” put in place to protect us from harm. More, they find, there is an apparatus in place to keep those parents from finding real solutions and changing the paradigm in the way Americans usually act when something goes wrong. –There is no question in any thinking person’s mind that Autism has its roots in environmental issues, the first and foremost of which, of course, is the US Vaccine program. Anyone who says different is simply lying and deserves to finish out their rotten life in a prison – in a third world country. —The US drug industry completely controls every federal agency that is supposed to regulate them, and they pour money into Congress to keep their own coffers full. They completely control our TV news. No question about that. So far, they’ve had their way, in the information wars. They even have information systems in place to mislead the public on the internet about health care. Look, for instance, at how much time and effort is put into controlling the health articles on Wikipedia. [U2]There are more than a couple problems that have developed for them – and frankly, the drug industry is running in panic mode. That’s why you are seeing now, and have been seeing, desperate moves to generate money – so they can keep the system running. Without money, and I mean LOTS of money, coming in constantly, the drug companies’ control system begins to look like a house of cards, with someone about to open a window on a windy day. —And there are plenty of people heading over to open those windows. Even more since the drug industry started making desperate money grab moves – like creating the fake H1N1 pandemic. They telegraphed, with that, their weakness. In short, vaccine manufacturers, I believe, are on their ass, and that sort of “fake pandemic” move was a last ditch effort to make some bucks. I suspect that wise investors in those companies rode the high up to a point and then sold their interests quickly, knowing that “fake pandemic” won’t happen again. —-In short, the world public knows, at this point, that you simply cannot believe a word the vaccine industry says. Not one word. If an executive for a vaccine manufacturer say that it is a bright sunny day outside – take your raincoat. —More, our public agencies have been usurped. It has become almost impossible to find anyone who regulates any aspect of health care at the national level that is not corrupt. The US FDA is beyond reality. The CDC is a propaganda machine for the drug industry. –Then too, there is that well-funded misdirection agency that operates out of New York City. The ones who have Stephen Barrett on a leash. —So, wait a minute. If the drug industry controls our Congress, our TV networks, our regulatory agencies, and affects information flow in the media and on the internet, why would they be afraid of anything? Easy answer – for despite all that, it’s not working. Things are coming to a head – fast.
    The juggernaut is in trouble for several little known reasons:
    (1) Most drug company patents run out in 2011 or 2012. The generic manufacturers are breathing down their financial necks. Why bother to advertise on TV when the generic is selling for eight cents on the dollar. The gravy train of protected price is about over.
    (2) Attempts to register old drugs as “orphan” drugs, to maintain price level are having limited success – not enough to protect the industry.
    (3) Shifting investments from chemical drugs to Embryonic Stem Cell applications is not proceeding. Universities and Foundations involved in Embryonic Stem Cell research have grabbed most of the important patents ahead of time, and the material reality isn’t coming to the fore. Americans value their children and are appalled at the “throw-a-baby-in-a-blender” medical concept. “Adult” Stem Cell applications are being studied, and they show far more potential then Embryonic, and there is very little to patent.
    (4) The idea of redesigning old drugs by changing one molecule, and claiming a new version, is not doing well.
    (5) Designing new drugs to increase penis size and endurance has been done. It was about as successful as the Edsel. They’ve run out of novelty ideas.
    (6) It is costing more, and more, to maintain the system; bribing Congress, hiring people to target doctors, trips to exotic place for doctors, TV advertising, etc. There is no end to the cash outflow. All this is costing them a fortune. They are beginning to look like the Soviet Union before they locked the front doors and turned out the lights.
    (7) Scientists are finding that the big, scary, viruses (H1N1, Avian Flu, SARS) coming down the pike have all the earmarks, under a microscope, of having been designed, and manufactured, in a laboratory – and that raises new questions like ”Is someone making dangerous viruses and turning them loose to force us to buy a vaccine?”
    (8) Keeping really useful drugs off the market – like HgH, intentionally., because if you use HgH you won’t need any other drugs. Separate article coming.
    But none of this compares to their biggest mistake – they pissed off the smarter people of middle America, treating them as though they were totally stupid and of no consequence. They woke up the sleeping giants who found, upon that awakening, that the drug industry had poisoned their children. The drug industry, through their incessant greed, gave Autism to the children of those that hold the positions of power in America. More they gave us learning disabilities (1 in 6 children), asthma (1 in 9 children, and diabetes (1 in 450 children).— There is no question that the US health care system is trash. It is. But most Americans, as long as they and their offspring are healthy, ignore issues that are not part of their immediate day. Why? We live in a busy world, and we need to focus on what is important at hand. So, we do.—So, what woke up the sleeping giant? Autism – and all of the denials, and cover-ups, about what’s causing it.—Of course Autism is caused by environmental issues. I’ve never met Barbara Loe-Fisher, the originator of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC.org), but what she says strikes right to the heart of the issues. It is this: “Why are so many of our highly vaccinated children so sick?
    Vaccination rates with multiple vaccines in America are at an all-time high and, with 1 in 6 vaccinated child in America now learning disabled \; 1 in 9 suffering with asthma; 1 in 150 developing autism, and 1 in 450 becoming diabetic, this is a legitimate question. America spends more than 75 percent of the $2 trillion price tag for health care to treat the chronically ill and disabled, and it is estimated that, by 2025, 1 in 2 Americans will be chronically ill or disabled. “
    You can read the rest of this interesting article by clicking here.
    If anything, the situation is getting worse for the drug industry. More people are taking a hard look at vaccinations – and they should. You simply cannot trust these people at all. Not at all.—The Autism Community isn’t the same group of people as the North American Health Freedom activists. The Autism Community, for the most part, is made up of victims – parents of children whose lives have been damaged by the vaccine industry, and other environmental issues.—But, I see a merger coming, beneficial to both groups. It is already happening. . It is this sort of scientific conference that will be the destruction of the vaccine industry. The organizers actually invited vaccine promoters to attend and debate the issues – and of course, they all seem to be busy that weekend…
     
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    Treatment Plan for Children With Autism Often Includes Complementary Therapies
    Testosterone –Estrogenic Effects—Report A—Report B – Report C
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    Treatment Plan for Children With Autism Often Includes Complementary Therapies
    ScienceDaily (May 2, 2010) — Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, with national data showing it is used by about 12 percent of children.—New research shows that about 21 percent of youths enrolled in a large registry of children on the autism spectrum use CAM as part of their overall treatment plan.— Results of the study, and three others conducted by the Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network (ATN), was presented May 2 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.–An estimated one in 110 U.S. children has autism, a group of complex developmental brain disorders that affect behavior, social skills and communication.—In this study, researchers sought to determine how often children enrolled in the ATN used CAM treatments and identify factors associated with CAM use. The ATN, which includes 14 treatment and research centers in the United States and Canada, enrolls patients ages 2-18 years with a diagnosis of autism, Asperger’s syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).—Parents completed a medical history questionnaire that asked about their child’s use of CAM treatments, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, sleep and demographics.—Results showed that 201 of 1,212 children (17 percent) were on special diets, most often a gluten-free, casein-free diet (53 percent). Special diets were most common among children diagnosed with autism (19 percent), followed by those diagnosed with PDD-NOS (14 percent) and Asperger’s syndrome (7 percent).—In addition, children with GI problems were more likely than those without GI symptoms to use CAM treatments, including gluten-free, casein-free diets, diets free of processed sugars, digestive enzymes and probiotics.—“Physicians treating children with autism spectrum disorders should be aware of the CAM treatments that their patients may be receiving in order to help families monitor their child’s response to treatment, as well as to assure the safety of these treatments in concert with the physician’s prescribed treatments,” said Daniel Coury, MD, medical director of the ATN and professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at The Ohio State University.—Story Source:–Adapted from materials provided by American Academy of Pediatrics, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.
     
    Testosterone –Estrogenic Effects A- B – C
    A) Testosterone Directly Amplifies but Does Not Program Male Behaviors
    ScienceDaily (May 3, 2010) — New research uncovers some surprising information about how sex hormones control masculinization of the brain during development and drive gender related behaviors in adult males. The study, published in the April 29 issue of the journal Neuron, demonstrates that direct action of testosterone, the prototypical male hormone, is unnecessary for masculinizing the brain and behavior.—Testosterone and estrogen are thought to play an essential role in organizing and activating gender-specific patterns of behavior in sexually reproducing animals. Testosterone is produced by the testes and directly activates the androgen receptor (AR) in target tissues such as muscle. Estrogen is produced by the ovaries and is nearly undetectable in the circulation of males of most species. However, circulating testosterone in males can be converted into estrogen in the brain, and this testosterone-derived estrogen has been shown to control many male behaviors.—“It was known that testosterone and estrogen are essential for typical male behaviors in many vertebrate species,” explains the study’s senior author, Dr. Nirao M. Shah from the Department of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. “However, how these two hormones interact to control masculinization of the brain and behavior remained to be established.”–Dr. Shah and colleagues found that during the neonatal testosterone surge there is very little AR expressed in the developing brain, making it unlikely that testosterone signaling via AR plays a major role in masculinizing neural pathways. Importantly, they went on to show that the male pattern of AR expression in the brain was dependent on testosterone-derived estrogen signaling.—The researchers then used a genetic approach to knock out the AR in the mouse nervous system and observed that these mutants still exhibited male type mating, fighting, and territorial marking behaviors. However, these mutant males had striking reductions in specific components of these masculine behaviors. These results show that testosterone signaling via AR does not control masculine differentiation of the brain and behavior but regulates the frequency and extent of male typical behaviors.—“Our findings in conjunction with previous work suggest a model for the control of male pattern behaviors in which estrogen masculinizes the neural circuits for mating, fighting, and territory marking, and testosterone and estrogen signaling generate the male typical levels of these behaviors,” concludes Dr. Shah. “It will be interesting in future studies to identify the molecular and circuit level mechanisms that are controlled by these hormones.”—The researchers include Scott A. Juntti, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Jessica Tollkuhn, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Melody V. Wu, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Eleanor J. Fraser, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Taylor Soderborg, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Stella Tan, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Shin-Ichiro Honda, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan; Nobuhiro Harada, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan; and Nirao M. Shah, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.—Story Source:–Adapted from materials provided by Cell Press, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.—-Journal Reference:–Scott A. Juntti, Jessica Tollkuhn, Melody V. Wu, Eleanor J. Fraser, Taylor Soderborg, Stella Tan, Shin-Ichiro Honda, Nobuhiro Harada, Nirao M. Shah. The Androgen Receptor Governs the Execution, but Not Programming, of Male Sexual and Territorial Behaviors. Neuron, Volume 66, Issue 2, 260-272, 29 April 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.03.024
     
    B) Estrogen Link In Male Aggression Sheds New Light On Sex-Specific Behaviors
    ScienceDaily (Oct. 2, 2009) — Territorial behavior in male mice might be linked to more “girl-power” than ever suspected, according to new findings at UCSF. For the first time, researchers have identified networks of nerve cells in the brain that are associated with how male mice defend their territory and have shown that these cells are controlled by the female hormone estrogen.-The research suggests a pivotal role for estrogen – as well as the enzyme aromatase that is responsible for estrogen synthesis – in male territorial behavior, according to findings published in the October 2, 2009 issue of the journal Cell. The paper is based on research at UCSF and Fujita Health University.—Estrogen’s role in the mating behaviors of these mice, however, was less clear, which indicates that territorial and sexual behaviors are likely influenced by distinct and separate connections in the brain, according to Nirao Shah, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Anatomy and senior author of the paper.—“This really changes the way we view male and female behaviors,” said Shah, who also is affiliated with the UCSF programs in neuroscience and genetics and who last week received the 2009 Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health for his research. “What we previously looked upon as a single unit of gender-related behavior, we now see as a collection of separate behaviors controlled at least in part by distinct neural pathways.” Males and females across all sexually reproducing species display gender-specific behavior in many areas, including mating, territorial marking, aggression and parental care, Shah explained. Collections of cells form circuits in the brain, referred to as neural pathways, that control these and other behaviors. Shah said that both estrogen and the male hormone testosterone are known to be essential in developing these circuits and in sex-specific behavior. But the precise role of these hormones and how they may interact genetically to control these behaviors has been unclear.—-The current study fills in at least one piece of the puzzle, he said. The study suggests that the conversion of testosterone in the brain to estrogen by the enzyme aromatase is critical to developing and activating brain circuits that control male territorial behavior.—The researchers first used a gene-targeting strategy in which they attached highly sensitive genetic “reporters” to cells to examine the circuitry of the mouse brain at the cellular level. These “reporter” genes allowed researchers to visualize or track where testosterone was being converted to estrogen in the brain.–Melody Wu, a graduate student in the UCSF Neuroscience Program who led the five-year research effort in Shah’s lab, said the team discovered extensive differences between adult male and female mice in the number and connections of nerve cells expressing aromatase. For example, they found more aromatase-positive cells in the males in two regions of the brain known to regulate sexual and aggressive behaviors.—Wu said the team then honed in on testosterone. Testosterone activates the androgen receptor, and male mice lacking the receptor do not display sexual behavior or aggression. The study found that adult males that were mutant for the androgen receptor still had patterns of aromatase-positive cells that were typical of the normal male brain. Somehow, she said, testosterone was creating these male patterns without activating the androgen receptor.–Next, the team examined specifically whether estrogen was causing these differences in male and female brains. When female mice were given estrogen supplements as newborns, they developed brain patterns of aromatase that were indistinguishable from males. These females now exhibited male territorial behavior and showed aggression toward male intruders; by comparison, untreated female mice rarely, if ever, attack males.—“Clearly, estrogen was causing this male-pattern increase of aromatase-expressing cells,” Shah said. “This suggests that aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen in the brain, plays a critical role in the neural pathways responsible for these gender differences.”—The potential conclusions of this research are intriguing, he said. “We show that exposure to estrogen neonatally can alter adult sex-specific behaviors in mice.”[U3] Those findings did not appear to apply to sexual behavior, however. While male mice reliably mate frequently with females, the estrogen-treated females showed no difference from untreated females when exposed to normal females that were sexually receptive, or in heat. However, the estrogen-treated females did not display typical female sexual behavior; they mated much less frequently with males and even attacked and chased them. –The researchers proposed that these aromatase-expressing regions of the brain could form an interconnected network that regulates sex-specific behaviors, but Shah cautioned that much more research needs to be done on the role of the development of sex-specific neural pathways, and that many additional factors, including genetics and socialization, could contribute to sexual differentiation.–Co-authors on the paper include UCSF researchers Devanand S. Manoli, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry; Eleanor J.Fraser, Graduate Program in Genetics; Jennifer K. Coats, Graduate Program in Neuroscience; Jessica Tollkuhn, PhD, Department of Anatomy; and Shin-Ichiro Honda, PhD, and Nobuhiro Harada, PhD,of the Fujita Health University School of Medicine in Japan.—The research was supported by grants from Genentech Graduate Fellowships, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholarship, National Institutes of Health Institutional Training Grant, National Institutes of Health, Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research, Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation, and McKnight Foundation for Neuroscience. The researchers report no conflicts of interest in this research.–Story Source: Adapted from materials provided by University of California – San Francisco.
     
    C) Estrogen Fuels Female Need For Power And Control
    ScienceDaily (May 23, 2008) — New University of Michigan psychology research suggests that the sex hormone estrogen may be for women what testosterone is for men: The fuel of power.—Until recently, some researchers doubted whether women had a biologically anchored need for dominance.—“Women have long been overlooked in biological research on dominance,” said psychology researcher Steven Stanton. “Using a male model, the small body of existing research has struggled to link testosterone to dominance motivation and behavior in women. –“However, estrogen is very behaviorally potent and is actually a close hormonal relative to testosterone. In female mammals, estrogen has been tied to dominance, but there has been scant research examining the behavioral roles of estrogen in women.”–The study by Oliver Shultheiss, a psychology professor who directs the Human Motivation & Affective Neuroscience Lab, and Stanton, who is completing doctoral work at the lab, was recently detailed in the journal Hormones and Behavior.—Schultheiss and Stanton measured women’s power needs and then assessed salivary estrogen levels both before and after they entered a one-on-one dominance contest.–The researchers found that even before women got involved in the contest, higher power motivation was associated with higher levels of estrogen.—Winners of the contest showed even further increases in estrogen after the contest, but only if they had a strong need for power. Notably, this increase could still be detected one day after the contest was over.—In contrast, power-motivated losers showed a post-contest decrease in estrogen. These effects were not observed among women who did not possess a strong need for power.–“Our findings perfectly parallel what we have observed for power motivation and testosterone in men,” Schultheiss said. “In men, power motivation is associated with heightened levels of testosterone, particularly after a contest victory. In women, estrogen appears to be the critical hormone for power motivation.” Adapted from materials provided by University of Michigan.
     
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    Recipe AA 1-2-3-4
     
    1) MSM-ASCORBIC ACID-EDTA
     
    2 grams ( 2000mgs ) MSM
    2 grams ( 2000mgs ) ASCORBIC ACID
    1 grams ( 1000 mgs ) EDTA
    ¼- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
    3-4 oz of water
     
    This is a potent chelator and healant to break down blood clots—broken Blood Vessels—Metals—Cancers of all Kind—Immune Enhancing—Liver Support—Heart Health—Skin Health—Hair Health—Collagen –Circulation
     
    Alternative or Addition as an Option—use 5% solution of dmso with this—Cesium chloride ½ tsp—Magnesium Citrate ( 500mg) you can add either one of these or all 3 -Always remember put the baking soda in last to get the catalyst going to uptake this quickly– Remember as well to maintain a good healthy mineral balance by increasing Iodine—calcium and trace elements which can be gotten from sea weed – watercress—purslane –sprouts
     
     
    2) Omega Oil Making
    Utilizing what is around you you can make your own omega 3-6-9—
    Learn the Values of the oils—Omega 3 — flax ( fresh ground) Walnut or Chai Seed—utilize any of these omega 6—almond, apricot, sesame seed, sunflower, peanut and hazel nut—Omega 9 would be pumpkin seed, macadamian nut, olive oil. And avocado oils—add 1 part omega 3—2 parts omega 6 –one part omega 9— shake vigourously and use in salads –taken straight –poured on foods or in any fashion you think
     
    3) Fermenting Papaya
    Take a papaya and peel of the skin and then core the seeds out of the center—cut the papaya in small slices and afterwards place in a glass container—then apply cinnamon and tumeric powder to this and make sure it is covered completely—Mix the bowl till the spices are totally saturated on the papaya—place in a container in a glass lid and let sit for 5-7 days in the fridge—you will have a fermented papaya –this will benefit the SOD antioxidant 500-1000 times morewill increase the digestion—break down blood clots—chelate with a mix of vitamin C .
     
     
    4) Making a Syrup
    Use whatever dry fruits you may have—chop in small pieces so the blender will not be overloaded ( I used dried apricot )add wine 1-2 ounces—water ½-3/4 cup and start the blending—you can add aloe vera It is optional – when this starts to smooth out and look pureed then add honey to this –start out with 3 oz and allow to be blended and fused if it is to thin add more honey—blend this for 7-10 minutes til the glass part of the blender is hot ( if it is a plastic container this will apply as well when you cup you hands around the blender you will feel the heat ) add cinnamon powder—or any spice you like or herb while it is blending this will cause this to fuse more efficiently –After the allotted time you pour into a glass container and date and label it
     
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    Anti-Vitamin Bill—New Zealand
    The Anti-Vitamin Bill is a term given to The Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill introduced to the New Zealand Parliament in 2005 by the then Health Minister, Annette King. This legislation, if passed, would have ratified the Joint Agency Treaty signed in 2003 by Minister King and Trish Worth, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Aging in Australia.
    Health Freedom Says No To Aussie Rules
    The Treaty is an agreement to bring into being a trans-Tasman agency called ANZTPA (Australian New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency). The main purpose of the Bill was to have given effect to the Treaty and to hand over the jurisdiction and control of the pharmaceutical, medical devices and natural products industries in New Zealand from our Parliament to an off shore corporate entity set up under Australian Corporate Law.—Health Freedom NZ does not support the formation of a trans-Tasman agency called ANZTPA because it hands over our national sovereignty and sovereign rights to an offshore corporation that has no real accountability to the constituents and consumers of New Zealand. We advocate a local legislative framework instead, one which is sensible and designed for the low risk profile of natural products.[U4] –When Minister King signed the Joint Agency Treaty, without New Zealanders’ knowledge or the consent of her own Select Committee, she paved the way for foreign multinational drug companies to expand into New Zealand markets affecting their competition being the Natural Health industry. This was occurring under the veneer of protecting the interests of public health. The primary interests being protected are those of foreign multi-national corporations. Big profits of foreign multi national companies should not come before the protection of consumer health and health freedom choices.
    Our Main Objections to the Anti-Vitamin Bill:
    ANZTPA would be a Corporation set up under Australian law, according to the words in the Joint Agency Treaty, with a Managing Director that has no real accountability to the New Zealand parliament, constituents or consumers. This is an unacceptable loss of New Zealand’s national sovereignty over our health care choices.
    The ANZTPA Corporation would not have to honour obligations of this Government under the Treaty of Waitangi further eroding sovereignty of Tangata Whenua and placing the commercial aspect of Rongoa Maori at risk.
    The regulatory model of ANZTPA is “Napoleonic”, meaning anything not explicitly permitted is forbidden or guilty until proven innocent. This is a departure in law from the current practice in New Zealand which is Common Law, meaning we hold that anything not explicitly forbidden is permitted. Our current system is the best framework for innovation, healthy competition, consumer health freedom and health choices.
    The Napoleonic system of regulation currently being used by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia is flagrantly in favour of drug companies and discriminates against natural products. Despite thousands of reports of alarming side effects and tens of thousands of deaths from Merck & Co’s drug Vioxx, the TGA allowed the drug to remain on the market implicitly implying it was safe. Yet their actions in the Pan Pharmaceutical debacle caused the collapse of one of the worlds largest manufacturers of natural products by recalling all their supplements under a ‘class one recall’. This means ‘imminent danger or death’ from a product and occurred without one report of a death or adverse side effect from Pans natural products, and the TGA failing to test any of the products. ANZTPA would be comprised primarily of TGA officials, and given their history of decision making it is not in the best interest of consumer safety or health choice.
    All matters of regulation will be delegated to this unelected and unaccountable Managing Director who will have statutory powers of delegated legislation presently exercised by our Minister of Health, as well as powers to enforce and police regulations. In fact, he or she will have unprecedented police powers of search and seizure. This means that inspectors or police from the off-shore entity will have the power to issue warrants and prosecute people and organisations here in New Zealand, and close down our businesses with no recourse to our parliament. That the health regulations of our entire country be in the hands of just one bureaucrat who holds no real accountability is completely unacceptable.
    Had the Joint Agency Treaty been ratified it could not be overturned by future parliaments of either New Zealand or Australia. So if it didn’t work, or we don’t like the takeover of our health regulations, we have no way out. It is forever binding. Furthermore, if another country wants to join the Agency there is no provision for New Zealand to be consulted, and entirely unacceptable situation.
    Other Objections to the Anti-Vitamin Bill
    Our specific objects to this piece of legislation are:
    Reason One: The Bill acknowledged that all the details of how the agency would operate would have been set out in Rules and Orders to be adopted AFTER the legislation has been passed! —-These Rules and Orders would determine key matters such as what ingredients are to be permitted in dietary supplements, compliance costs, licensing provisions an so on. A consultation document on the Managing Directors Orders would be released well AFTER public submissions on the Bill would closed!—-Simply put, none of the detail of how the agency would operate is contained in the Bill. Since New Zealand would be adopting the Napoleonic system of the TGA and dropping our Common Law system, we expect the agency would operate in the same draconian manner as the present TGA.—Our MP’s would have been voting to set up a new system and agency they know very little about. Who in their right mind would enter a partnership without knowing the rules and orders.
    Reason Two: There was never any risk analysis of the costs and benefits of this excessive regulatory and compliance regime, or even a proper Regulatory Impact Statement. The Labour led Government failed to make a case for the necessity for such heavy handed regulations of the natural health industry. Who died? And how many in comparison to legally prescribed drugs? Pharmaceutical drugs kill people three times the number of road accidents. This legislation, and the new agency, does not address bringing that toll down. —The reason touted by Government for this excessive increase in bureaucracy and cost is Closer Economic Relationships (CER) to benefit New Zealand businesses and consumers by eliminating regulatory impediments to trade with Australia[U5]. The reality is that ‘harmonising’ to the Australian system would increase compliance costs and regulatory impediments for New Zealand businesses. These will be passed onto consumers as higher costs or weight heavily on New Zealand businesses, leading to a one market dominated by Australian made products. There is no benefit to either consumers or businesses.
    Reason Three: The Bill contradicted the Labour led Government’s Policy intent. The Minister for Small Business at the time the Bill was introduced, Lianne Dalziel, said in a speech in Parliament: “reducing compliance costs (for small business) is an objective which is an important part of the government’s wider business law reform programme and economic transformation agenda.” This trans-Tasman agency would have dramatically increased compliance costs and we would have lost our cottage industry in much the same way the Australian cottage industry all but disappeared after the inception of the TGA. This has lead to a few companies dominating the industry and fewer consumer choices.
    Reason Four: Within five years of the agency coming into being many herbal products presently available in New Zealand would become illegal because of our absorption into the Australian Napoleonic Law. Most Chinese herbs and Ayuvedic medicines, which have been used safely for centuries, are likely to become illegal because they contain ingredients or dosages that are not on a ‘permitted’ list. Even products that have been approved by the American FDA will be effectively banned or not available here as manufacturing companies would have to go through another lengthy, costly and unnecessary bureaucratic regulatory process to import them – again this favours Australian companies already in compliance with the TGA’s Napoleonic system.
    Reason Five: It’s a one way ticket for an Australia corporate takeover. Even the Australian government reports (ASMI) agreed indicating ANZTPA was essentially one way traffic that benefits the much larger Australian businesses that are better able to handle the costs.
    Reason Six: This move represents a major departure from our current system of regulation. If repealed further Governments of New Zealand cannot overturn this move.[U6] For these two reasons Health Freedom believes the decision should be made by the New Zealand people at referendum.
    Reason Seven: Competition is already steadily decreasing as Australian businesses are buying up New Zealand businesses. We will not get new businesses starting at all as the financial barriers to entry into the industry will be too great (probably in excess of 2 million dollars for a basic range). It is estimated that smaller New Zealand health supplement manufacturers will lose approx 60% of their product ranges due to staggeringly high costs of compliance. The new compliance costs would not increase safety of the products since no one has died from taking supplements. Instead bureaucrats pockets would be heavily lined.
    Anti-Vitamin Bill Gets Cross Party Opposition
    National: Health Spokesman Tony Ryall said: “Every day New Zealanders are taking supplements. Every day they are trying to protect and improve their health. We want New Zealanders to know that the regime is low cost, not restrictive, and that their choices will be protected. But this legislation does the complete opposite.”–
    Green Party: MP Sue Kedgley echoed those comments, saying: “It’s a sinister piece of legislation that would involve the New Zealand Parliament handing over its authority to an off-shore agency, set up under Australian law, headquartered in Australia and staffed mainly by Australians.”
    ACT NZ: Leader Rodney Hide went on to say that “The legislation would ban half the supplements I take to stay healthy. It’s nuts.”
    Why Did Labour Push This Bill?
    Good question. On the surface the main reason appears to be CER with Australia. The Prime Minister herself said that if New Zealand does not give the green light to the agency, it would “adversely affect the overall agenda of deepening economic cooperation and integration between Australia and New Zealand.”—-Columnist Colin James said as much in a recent New Zealand Herald column: “Canberra has made it clear there is far more at stake than the agency alone, he reported in a recent column. “What is at stake is goodwill. ..rejecting the agency would discourage Australia from committing the bureaucratic time to similar future joint agencies. More important, the hard word in Canberra is that it would potentially make it harder to get traction on other elements of the single economic market.—-Annette King, the Minister responsible for the Bill, wrote recently that the new agency, which will be ‘the first example of a true Trans-Tasman authority,’ will set a precedent for increased trans-Tasman co-operation that explicitly acknowledges joint co-operation of two independent nations.”—New Zealand MP’s had been lobbied intensively on the Bill, including by the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Minister of Health, who slipped into Wellington unannounced for a week in 2006 to lobby various MP’s.—-The Australians played hard-ball during the passage of the legislation threatening to halt all further moves for greater economic integration unless New Zealand agrees to the joint agency. They also said we had to accept the legislation in its entirety or not at all. Does that sound like the foundation for an equal partnership of mutual respect of independent nations Minister King would have us believe?—-The New Zealand people said no and stopped the passage of the Bill in its tracks. The Labour led Government did not take the “Anti-Vitamin” Bill to it’s second reading as it failed to get the numbers to support it.
     
    [U1]This is something again they had to input there are long term studies on vitamin E and there is no reported negative effects whatsoever—unless the abuse comes direct from the consumer taking to much or mixing it things that should not be mixed –like blood thinners
    [U2]Again there have been articles removed due to the fact they oppose main stream orthodoxy on medicine
    [U3]As well as in Human behaviour—Japanese researcher determined 15 years after I observed that soy was causing sexual disruptive choices of the same sex had verified the same thing basing it on the estrogens in Soy
    [U4]Autonomy for your health and New Zealand is no different then anywhere else in wanting this in regard to there freedoms —this kind of thing is going on globally with the FDA and Codex doing the same thing in other countries Canada has more or less Allowed the US FDA to dictate to them policies that really do not have any benefit for either country —this will happen here as well if this persist
    [U5]ANOTHER form of NAFTA only this time the partners are NZ and Australia–Globalization
    [U6]Government by proxy only—this does not deal with the increase tax load the NZ’rs will have to pay for not only the implication of these rules but the further subsidying of exports to be allowed to be sold in the markets due to the process in which they would have to be exported and the imports—Welcome to Canada eh!