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Using the plant like scaffolding, scientists have transformed spinach leaves into working human heart tissue. This amazing discovery is expected to one day aid in tissue regeneration.
Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs reported National Geographic.
Their study, published in the journal Biomaterials, offers a new way to grow a vascular system, which has been a roadblock for tissue engineering.
Scientists have already created large-scale human tissue in a lab using methods like 3D printing, but it’s been much harder to grow the small, delicate blood vessels that are vital to tissue health.
“The main limiting factor for tissue engineering … is the lack of a vascular network,” says study co-author Joshua Gershlak, a graduate student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, in a video describing the study. “Without that vascular network, you get a lot of tissue death.”
Most diseases are caused or aided by microbes and parasites. Due to antibiotics, steroidal drugs and chemotherapy our natural intestinal bacteria have been damaged and pathogenic microbes, especially fungi and mycoplasmas, are out of control. Commonly babies now become inoculated with pathogens already in the birth canal. Also microbes from childhood vaccinations may still be present, and there tend to be infection foci in root-canal treated teeth and possibly in scars from surgery. All of these greatly weaken our immune system and allow pathogenic microbes to invade the blood and internal organs. Now we become susceptible to frequent infections, autoimmune diseases, allergies, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Pathogenic microbes are the underlying cause of basically all chronic diseases.
H/t reader squodgy:
“I wonder if this is instrumental in the Arhythmia epidemic?”
Deficiency of minerals like calcium, potassium and especially magnesium can be considered to be the main cause.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages dramatically increases also the consumption of magnesium.
You can’t easily replace the loss of magnesium caused by just two glasses of wine.
“Heart palpitations, “flutters” or racing heart, otherwise called arrhythmias, usually clear up quite dramatically on 500 milligrams of magnesium citrate once or twice daily or faster if given intravenously.”
– Dr. H. Ray Evers
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The sugar industry launched a campaign in the 1960s to downplay evidence linking sugar consumption to America’s rising cardiovascular disease rates, and blame saturated fats instead, according to a new report released earlier this month.
A researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, recently discovered internal documents from the sugar industry and correspondence letters between the leaders of a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) – known today as the Sugar Association – and heart disease researchers.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that the sugar industry paid prestigious Harvard scientists to publish research blaming dietary fat, not sugar, to be the main culprit of coronary heart disease.
If you take magnesium (magensium orotate) and combine it with enzymes (bromelain), then the reduction in cardiovascular mortality is absolutely dramatic, to say the least.
However, I consider carefully chosen fresh vegetable juices to be even better.
Magnesium is a common element that has many functions in the human body, from energy production to providing bone density. It is also necessary for cardiovascular health. In fact, this simple mineral has been shown in a German study to dramatically reduce both cardiovascular disease mortality rates and the mortality rates from all causes.
Inspired by the Study of Health In Pomerania (SHIP), the researchers analysed rates of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in 4,203 patients in relation to serum magnesium levels. The mean duration of follow up was 10 years. Among people with magnesium levels of 0.73mmol/L or less, the all-cause mortality rate was 10.95 deaths per 1,000 person-years, and the death rate for cardiovascular disease was 3.44 per 1,000 person-years.
However, in those with higher magnesium levels, the all-cause death rate was 1.45 per 1,000 people, and the cardiovascular mortality rate was 1.53 per 1,000. This is a reduction in mortality rates by over 85% in all-cause deaths, and of around 55% in cardiovascular deaths!
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Spending time outdoors soaking up the sun is beneficial not only for a healthy-looking tan, but for your heart’s health as well. Studies have shown that vitamin D, which is primarily obtained through exposure to the sun’s rays, can help in preventing coronary artery disease, heart attacks and strokes.
A recent study appears to have pinpointed the exact levels of vitamin D in the blood necessary for preventing coronary problems. Dr. J. Brent Muhlestein, of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, led the research which was presented recently at the American Heart Association’s 2015 Scientific Sessions.
From Medical News Today:
– ‘Kissing bug’ disease creeps into US, but symptoms often missed (Al Jazeera, Nov 7, 2014):
Spread through the feces of blood-sucking insects, Chagas can cause heart failure and damage intestines
Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States have been infected with the potentially fatal “kissing bug” disease, but U.S. health care workers’ lack of awareness often prevents successful diagnosis and treatment, according to a report released this week.
The dearth of federally licensed drugs to combat the disease also limits patients’ access to treatment, according to findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) on Thursday.
“This is a real health concern in the United States that deserves much more attention, research and funding for patient care and education,” said Dr. Jennifer Manne-Goehler, a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston who was the lead author of the study.
– Health chief slams statins: Millions face terrible side effects as prescription escalates (Express, March 2, 2014):
LEADING doctors are demanding an end to the widespread prescription of statins, warning that one in four Britons will soon be at risk of terrible side effects from the controversial heart drugs.
Those sounding the alarm include Dr Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, who suffered “awful” muscle pains while taking statins and claims that plans to prescribe them to millions more adults will “only benefit drug companies”.The drugs are currently offered to patients with a 20 per cent risk of developing heart disease to help keep their cholesterol levels in check.
I would not use protein powder & toxic soy products.
Juice for Health! Juice for Power! Juice to Stay Slim! Juice to Keep Young!
The film is about far more than juicing, it is about optimizing health and reversing and
preventing diseases. It features interviews with world renowned doctors:
Neal Barnard M.D., founder of Physicians for Responsible Medicine,
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.,
Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.,
Dr. Gerard Bodeker, professor of Public Health Policy, Columbia University,
John A. McDougall,M.D., and T. Colin Cambell, PH.D.,
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus.
– What Does Heart Surgery Really Cost, And Why Is It 70 Times More Expensive In The US? (ZeroHedge, July 29, 2013):
Indian philanthropist and cardiac surgeon, Devi Prasad Shetty is obsessed with making heart surgery affordable for millions of Indians. As Bloomberg notes, Shetty is not a public health official motivated by charity. He’s a heart surgeon turned businessman who has started a chain of 21 medical centers around India. By trimming costs, he has cut the price of artery-clearing coronary bypass surgery to 95,000 rupees ($1,583), half of what it was 20 years ago, and wants to get the price down to $800 within a decade. The same procedure costs $106,385 at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic. Of course, this will come as no surprise after we showed the incredible spread of the price of an appendectomy. “It shows that costs can be substantially contained,” notes the World Heart Federation, “it’s possible to deliver very high quality cardiac care at a relatively low cost.” But, for Americans of course, when you have government footing the cost (and deficit spending), who cares?
“It shows that costs can be substantially contained,” said Srinath Reddy, president of the Geneva-based World Heart Federation, of Shetty’s approach. “It’s possible to deliver very high quality cardiac care at a relatively low cost.”
– Excess salt consumption found to be the cause of millions of heart disease deaths worldwide (Natural News, July 20, 2013):
New cases of cardiovascular disease continue to mount in the U.S. and worldwide, making this the leading killer of men, women and children in western cultures. Enlightened, health-conscious individuals now understand that heart disease is not only preventable, but also treatable in all but the most advanced stages. Lifestyle modifications including elimination of processed and fried foods, smoking cessation, stress reduction and adequate physical activity are among some of the changes that promote heart health and dramatically lower future disease risk.
Excess salt consumption from synthetic salt products is a known risk factor for early heart disease, but researchers now report that sodium, largely coming from the disproportionate amount of processed foods that many people eat, is killing millions around the globe. Scientists from the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health now report the result of their research that found how eating too much salt contributed to 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases throughout the world in 2010, representing 15 percent of all deaths due to these causes.
Just as Monsanto attempted to discredit scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini’s study on rats fed genetically engineered corn, the company called this peer-reviewed journal article “another bogus study” due to its “bad science.”
– Study Links Monsanto’s Roundup To Autism, Parkinson’s And Alzheimer’s (Nation of Change, May 5, 2013):
A new review of hundreds of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate—the major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—sheds light on its effects within the human body. The paper describes how all of these effects could work together, and with other variables, trigger health problems in humans, including debilitating diseases like gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Glyphosate impairs the cytochrome P450 (CYP) gene pathway, which creates enzymes that help to form and also break down molecules in cells. There are myriad important CYP enzymes, including aromatase (the enzyme that converts androgen into estrogen) and 21-Hydroxylase, which creates cortisol (stress hormone) and aldosterone (regulates blood pressure). One function of these CYP enzymes is also to detoxify xenobiotics, which are foreign chemicals like drugs, carcinogens or pesticides. Glyphosate inhibits these CYP enzymes, which has rippling effects throughout our body.
Because the CYP pathway is essential for normal functioning of various systems in our bodies, any small change in its expression can lead to disruptions. For example, humans exposed to glyphosate have decreased levels of the amino acid tryptophan, which is necessary for active signaling of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Suppressed serotonin levels have been associated with weight gain, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
A healthy diet is the solution to this problem, …
… not pills!
This diet does prevent and reverse arteriosclerosis and hypertension (… and a whole lot more unnecessary diseases).
Recommended books by Dr. Norman W. Walker:
– ‘Global epidemic’ of heart attack and stroke being missed (Telegraph, Jan 17, 2013):
Professor Sir Nicholas Wald, director of the Wolfson Institute for Preventive Medicine, said everybody over 50 should take the pill because it substantially lowered death rates from both causes.
Speaking at a pharmacists’ seminar in London, he said cardiovascular disease had become “a global epidemic” affecting rich and poor countries alike.
“We are failing to recognise the importance of the problem – and our ability to prevent it,” he said.
A MUST-SEE!!! (Download the video before it disappears!)
YouTube Added: 16.10.2012
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.
You need a slow juicer to get all the benefits from juicing! (Normal juicers destroy all enzymes and heat sensitive vitamins.)
As you can see in ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ juicing is the secret of longevity and perfect health (or at least one of the most important ones).
The health benefits of juicing are not only about enzymes, vitamins and nutrients, but are also about ‘distilled liquids’!
More info on distilled liquids:
– 75% of Heart Disease Patients Given Wrong Drug Dosage, Study Finds (Natural Society, Nov 14, 2012)
YouTube Added: 15.05.2012
In this exclusive wide-ranging May 15, 2012 interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, independent scientist Leuren Moret, MA, PhD (ABD), updates the viewing audiences on the status of the ongoing Fukushima radiation-depopulation rollout, stating that “Fukushima radiation has taken over our planet.” Leuren Moret also exposes inaccuracies in a recent Fukushima “Estimate of the Situation” video by former Gen. Albert S. Stubblebine (U.S. Army, Ret.). Stubblebine has publicly denied his involvement in a secret 1968 – 73 DARPA time travel and teleportation program despite direct eye witness whistleblower testimony to the contrary by Washington State attorney Andrew D. Basiago. Leuren Moret also offers solutions on how humanity can adapt positively to the challenges of this Fukushima radiation false flag depopulation plan, instigated by an international war crimes racketeering organization led by the Dutch and British Monarchs and City of London bloodline families including the Rothschilds.