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The Friendly Bacteria

Inside each of us live vast numbers of bacteria without which we could not remain in good health. Before looking at the amazing things they do, reflect on just how many of them we house.
There are several thousand billion in each person (more than all the cells in the body) divided into four hundred species, most of them living in the digestive tract. If they were all placed together the total weight of this "friendly" bacteria would come to nearly four pounds and, in fact, about a third of the fecal matter (water removed) which you pass consists of dead or viable bacteria.
The Role of Friendly Bacteria in Health. These bacteria are not parasites. They do not just take up residence and do nothing in return, but perform many important functions in the body. We live in true symbiosis with them. As long as we provide them with a reasonable diet and as long as they remain in good health, these bacteria provide excellent service in return.
However, not all o…
A mother chimpanzee who lived in a Zoo died recently, and one of the Zoo employees took her baby chimp home to care for it.  It never crossed his mind that his dog, who had recently given birth, would adopt the chimp and raise it with her pups.  Judging by the look on her face at times, she is not quite sure why this particular offspring has hands to grab her with, but all the same, this strange little "pup" which has joined her litter has brought out in her - AND her real family - for all the world to see - a portrait of exactly what unconditional love is all about.

This Ancient Infectious Disease Can be Transmitted to You By Your Pet

By Dr. Becker Canine leptospirosis, “lepto” for short, is an infection caused by at least four species of Leptospira bacteria, or serovars. We know there are actually over 20 different serovars in existence that could potentially infect dogs and hundreds of non-pathogenic serovars. Leptospira are found in both domesticated and wild animals, and the main carriers of the bacteria are rats, pigs, raccoons, cattle, fox, skunks and opossums. More Cases of Leptospirosis are Being Reported In recent years there has been an increase in canine lepto cases, probably due to better diagnostic testing methods and not necessarily because more infections are occurring. It’s important to understand that while leptospirosis is not a new disease, the number of cases being reported is likely increasing because humans are encroaching more and more into natural habitats – which means family pets are coming in contact with wildlife known …

Astragaloside IV Called The Lazarus Cure

Astragalus Membranaceus is a herb that has traditionally been used in a wide variety of herbal blends and 'natural' remedies in Asiatic medicine, such asDang-gui buxue tang (Astragalus paired with Angelicae Sinensis; also known as DBT). It has recently been investigated more into due to its heart healthy (cardioprotective) effects, its anti-inflammatory effects, and the potential for Astragalus extract to enhance longevity and lifespan. Interestingly, the traditional chinese preparation method of DBT was shown to be a very effective way of extracting the main ingredients from the plant. There does actually appear to be a ton of synergism betweenAstragalus Membranceus and Angelicae Sinensis, so it may be prudent to use the latter if deciding to get the former. It has a variety of active ingredients, and the 'main' component tends to be seen as Astragaloside IV (which has been extracted, isolated, and patented as TA-65; marketed as a life enhancer). However, the bioavaila…

When Last Have You Been Accountable For Your Own Actions?

My Role References
Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, by Nathaniel Branden Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, by  Benjamin R. Barber

Having responsibility is the duty or obligation to act. Taking responsibility is acknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results they have led to. True autonomy leads to both having responsibility and taking responsibility. Taking responsibly is fulfilling your role in life. Responsibility is an essential element of integrity; it is the congruence of what you think, what you say, and what you do. Responsibility is essential for reciprocitytrust, and for maintaining symmetricrelationships.  DefinitionsHaving a duty or obligation to actAcknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results they have led to.Able to meet commitments made to yourself and othersKeeping the promises you make.Doing everything y…

Who Would Have Believed This About This Tropical Fruit

Will the next pope be black? Ghanaian and Nigerian cardinals lead race for VaticanGhana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson and Nigeria's Cardinal Francis Arinze in the frame for Roman Catholicism's highest honourOther non-Europeans include cardinals from Canada and ArgentinaBut church may want an Italian leader to follow Pole and German popes By RICHARD HARTLEY-PARKINSON

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by now you are aware of the extraordinary events this week at the Vatican where Pope Ratzinger has announced his resignation as leader of the Roman Catholic Church a the end of this month. This has huge significance because the prophecy of St Malachy is now on full trial. Furthermore the prophecy of St Malachy makes reference to the very last Pope being a black pope and it is significant that there is a monume…

These 3 Odd Foods WILL Drop Off The Kilos And Keep Them Off

Contrary to what marketers want you to believe, there's no fancy piece of exercise equipment, shoes, belts, or body wraps that help you spot reduce (isolate, flush or evaporate).

Just the same, there aren't any herbs, spices, or supplements that will melt the pounds away.

But these 3 super foods WILL help lose fat and keep it off for good. We've had a ton of interest after the video presentation we released on Foods You Can Overeat that burn Fat. 

1. Raspberries: First, these little super-berries are an excellent source of Vitamin C - offering 54% of your recommended daily allowance in just ONE serving! Why is this so important?. . .

In addition to cancer-fighting antioxidants, Vitamin C promotes the production of Carnitine, which oxidizes fatty acids (breaks them down or "burns fat").

Second, raspberries have more fiber than any other fruit - 8 grams per serving! This is VERY important because fiber helps control blood sugar levels and keeps you feeling full longer.



Is this a real alternative to the LAW OF ATTRACTION made famous by the Best selling book THE SECRET?
This Kitchen Herb Improves Memory

Apparently the key to boosting your memory is right in your kitchen. Even better, you don’t need to take a supplement or massive doses of it to get the full benefit. In fact, that’s exactly what you don’t want to do… Researchers out of Maryland published a study in theJournal of Medicinal Food that followed 28 adults.1 Their average age was 75. Scientists gave them four different doses of this herb and a placebo. Researchers found that the lowest dose (750 mg) of the herb had a significant impact on cognitive performance in just a few hours compared to the placebo. The highest dosage, 6,000 mg, had an impairing effect and inconsistent results. The low dosage is closest to what’s typically used for culinary purposes, only proving to be all the more valuable. Less is better! But what’s even more interesting… Other studies have shown that you don’t even have to consume the herb to reap the benefits. Researchers from Northumbria University in the United …
Shore Up Your Brain’s Defenses the Aftermath of Stroke

The after effects of a stroke can be devastating. Simple daily tasks, including communication, can become impossible. But there may be hope for stroke survivors. A study published in Stroke shows that a common herb may be useful in preventing permanent damage. Researchers at John Hopkins University studied the effects of the herb on the brains of mice.1 The scientists divided the mice into two groups. They gave one group the herbal supplement for seven days. The other group of mice received nothing. Researchers then induced all the mice with a stroke and after looked at brain function and brain damage. The group of mice that took the herb showed impressive results. Free radical damage inside the brain was reduced by 48 percent. During a stroke free radicals kill cells inside the brain—causing brain damage that results in paralysis and memory loss. Even after the clot is cleared brain damage can continue to cause additional damage…
Nature’s Fruity Staten Helps Clean Out Your Arteries

Research continues to mount showing how a piece of fruit can naturally unclog your arteries in no time. Without side effects. In one study, researchers found that drinking this fruit juice reduced arterial plaque by up to 30 percent.1 For the study, Israeli scientists followed 19 subjects for three years. Patients were between the ages of 65 and 75. They were all non-smokers but had severe arterial buildup. So severe that their blood flowed at only 10 to 30 percent capacity. Researchers gave 10 subjects this juice to drink daily. The other nine received a placebo. At baseline all subjects had similar levels for glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Diet and lifestyle practices remained constant throughout the test. After just three months scientists noticed a difference. Thickness in the juice drinkers’ arteries decreased by 13 percent. And even better… After a year, plaque decreased by 30 percent. But in the placebo group, plaq…


More and more research confirms what we've been saying all along… The foods you eat can—quite simply—make you or break you.  A recent study on one specific fruit is the perfect example…
Chicago researchers tested this fruit on mice. They published their findings in Cancer Prevention Research.1Researchers divided mice into two groups and induced them with forms of colon cancer. They fed both groups a high-risk diet with one key difference… Researchers supplemented some of the diets with this fruit for 12 weeks. The mice that ate the fruit had fewer tumors. Mice with tumors in their small intestine showed a decrease in tumor size by 45 percent. And the total number of tumors decreased by 60 percent. The mice induced with cancer in their large intestines had a 50 percent reduction of tumor development. The fruit also reduced inflammation. That’s vital when it comes to stopping cancer cells. All they had to do was eat one type of berry. But it’s not your average berry… Black raspberri…

Sprinkle This on Your Meals to Help Shed Pounds

Dieting is not fun. The worst part? The laundry list of things you aren’t supposed to eat. But what about the things you should add to your diet? Researchers have discovered a simple addition to your meals can help. That’s right, something you can eat more of! A study out of Japan showed a common table spice reduced fat levels in the bloodstream.1 For the study, researchers fed mice a high-fat, high-sugar diet supplemented with this common cooking spice. After just four weeks, scientists found that visceral fat declined in the mice fed diets that contained just 0.03 and 0.05 percent of this spice. And even better… The more spice they ate, the bigger the loss of body weight and visceral fat.2 The fact that this spice decreased visceral fat makes it all that more important. Visceral fat is dangerous “hidden fat.”3 It’s the fat that surrounds your organs and can cause an array of serious health problems. In another study, Korean scientists Soo-Jong Um and Ji-Cheon Jeong also set out to …