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Salt water as effective as antibacterial wipes

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I stumbled across an interesting snippet in a science magazine the other day about a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada. The scientists had observed that hospital staff habitually give surfaces only a single quick wipe with antibacterial products in order to disinfect them. They wondered if the number of wipes was important for bugs to be successfully removed from surfaces. The main results themselves are interesting because it was found that one wipe is not enough and that in fact, three wipes is optimal to properly disinfect surfaces and equipment. What is also interesting however, particularly to those of us affected by environmental illnesses, is the finding that if wiping a surface three times a simple saline solution (salt water) is as effective at removing nasty bugs as the antibacterial wipes, sanitizers and other products impregnated with chemical disinfectants such as triclosan. These products have...
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Epidemiology of autism - its been a busy few days

One of the 'hot' topics of autism research is the question of 'how many people present with an autism spectrum condition'? I don't have the answer by the way, but there are a few recent papers which seem to be pointing at a few interesting figures. Indeed the last week or so has been an interesting time for those with an interest in the epidemiology of autism. First there was the findings from a UK study looking at the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions in an adult population (16 years +). The paper abstract can be viewed here but the paper summary: (1) an initial autism traits screening questionnaire was completed by nearly 7,500 participants; (2) 618 participants were invited for a more detailed follow-up interview; (3) the weighted prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adults was estimated to be 9.8 per 1,000 (approaching 1% of the population); (4) none of those diagnosed with an ASD...
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Lactose intolerance and autism

Autism seems constantly to be in the news. This week is no exception following the publication of a paper suggestive that the prevalence of adults with autism is hovering around the 1% mark - similar to that suggested for children. Whilst such work gathers quite a lot of media headline coverage, other pieces of research seem to quietly pass by with hardly a thought or mention. One such study is this titled: 'Intestinal disaccharidase activity in patients with autism: effect of age, gender and intestinal inflammation' published in Autism. http://aut.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/03/07/1362361310369142.abstract The paper by Tim Buie and colleagues from Harvard Medical School is an interesting one. Buie has some interest in autism given his Chairing role in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) position paper on gastrointestinal factors associated with autism last year. The recent paper from his team makes for some pretty interesting reading, not least with the suggestion that 58%...
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Faecal Transplants and Human Probiotic Infusions (HPI): Mainstream Media Attention

Most people suffering from environmental illnesses experience gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms of some kind, or show other signs that something is not quite right in the gut. Perhaps tests such as a comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA), or equivalent, reveal an imbalance in the normal balance of bacteria, yeast, and other microbes that is essential for overall health. Research has revealed pathological changes in the composition of the gut flora (gut dysbiosis) in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, and autism...and this is a relatively new area of study so this may only be the tip of the iceberg. The most common (and most widely accepted) finding has been the presence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in IBS, ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. Healthy individuals have very little bacterial growth in their small intestines (most gut microbes reside in the colon) - SIBO is the presence of large numbers...
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    Hi Mario, HPI tends to be used as a treatment of last resort. In C. difficile infections it has been remarkably successful when t
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    Maff l was diagnosticated with Blastocystis Hominis trof ozoitos. Aparently is resistant to Fragyl. Do you know if is tratable wi
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    Hi Mario, No problem. Good to hear that the combination of colostrum and probiotics is helping you feel better. Unfortunately I a
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Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) Test Results + Restoration Plan

Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) Test Results + Restoration Plan
Posting the Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) Test results received from Diagnos-Techs, Inc. Note the images 4 and 5, which provide a great restoration plan approach to resolving the adrenal deficiencies found in the test. Hoping this may be helpful for folks out there that have seen similar results, but are unsure how to proceed.          

 

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    Thanks for posting the great info. Glad you are having good success with your treatment, particularly with restoring a normal circ
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    I have seen success following the suggestions, specifically those listed on the last page: 1a) Optimize DHEA/cortisol balance In
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    Wow this was helpful I'm in total adrenal insufficiency Anybody had success with the suggested supplements?
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New Study on Tourette's and the Brain: Greater, Not Lesser, Motor Control

care2.com posted by: Kristina Chew Tourette's Syndrome is a neurological disordered characterized by 'repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics,' according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While these movements might suggest that those with the disorder have less cognitive control over their movements, a new study published in Cell Biology suggests the opposite: http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/new-study-on-tourettes-and-the-brain/...
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Forward ME Group minutes: Meeting held at the House of Lords on March 1st (UK)

MAY BE REPOSTEDMinutes can be accessed on the Forward ME Group website:http://www.forward-me.org.uk/1st march 2011.htmTOPICS DISCUSSED:NHS Commissioning and ME/CFS Service ModelsChild Protection issues and use of Mental Capacity ActDWP benefitsResearch, including ME/CFS biobankNICE guideline reviewENDS   Charles Shepherd - MEA...
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Policy on Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: A Community Agenda

Policy on Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: A Community Agenda
The following is the Preface and Introduction to an extensive 26 page article on Lyme disease and tick-borne infections (TBIs) by Kate Bloor (followed by a link to the full article in PDF format). Kate argues that a coordinated effort is required, from  government policy at the top down to local community efforts at the bottom, to prevent the spread of TBIs and the incidence of Lyme disease, which as many will know is extremely difficult to treat once it becomes chronic. It is focused on the UK but the information is relevent to those of you in the US, Canada, and elsewhere.  If you or any of your loved ones suffers from Lyme disease, TBIs, or multi-system illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (often misdiagnosed Lyme disease), I urge you to read the full article and take action to implement its recommendations.   POLICY ON LYME DISEASE (AND TICK-BORNE INFECTIONS) IN ENGLAND AND THE...
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    “Unnecessary risks are being taken by patients seeking the liberation treatment.” says Dr. Avneesh Gupte of the CCSVI Clinic. “It
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Cognitive behavioural therapy not harmful in chronic fatigue (Irish Medical Times, 18 March 2011)

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Sick and tired of being called lazy, chronic fatigue sufferers fight back

CARLY WEEKS From Monday's Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011 4:00PM EDT Last updated Monday, Mar. 21, 2011 12:40PM EDT   A serious health condition takes a physical, psychological and even financial toll on anyone. But those who have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome face an additional challenge: convincing the world the disorder exists: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/health/news/article1947958.ece

 

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Top chains are urged to ban sandblasted jeans

    The Telegraph By Sarah Butler 6:44AM GMT 20 Mar 2011 Asda, Diesel, Matalan and Primark are among a group of companies being criticised for selling jeans made using sandblasting, which can cause illness or even death: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/8392757/Top-chains-are-urged-to-ban-sandblasted-jeans.html

 

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Finding a good doctor when you have M.E. (HFME)

Saturday, 19 March, 2011 7:55 *permission to repost* A new HFME paper is available: Finding a good doctor when you have M.E. Sections include: The difficulties in obtaining an accurate M.E. diagnosis are not due to a lack of appropriate science or tests Testing for M.E. Plans A, B, C and D Links to some of the most well-known doctors knowledgeable about M.E. Educating a willing and intelligent doctor about correct M.E. diagnosis Different doctors for diagnosis and for treatment - an important distinction! Finding a doctor that can devise an individualised orthomolecular / holistic / environmental medicine program for you to help your body heal Websites which can help you find a doctor specialising in orthomolecular / holistic / environmental medicine near you Quick diagnosis is key with M.E. Avoiding overexertion in the early stages of M.E. is absolutely ESSENTIAL Calling all good doctors! Add your name to the...
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Toxin avoidance and M.E. (HFME)

Saturday, 19 March, 2011 8:02 *permission to repost*   A new HFME paper is available: Toxin avoidance and M.E. by Jodi Bassett. Chemical sensitivities are common in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis, and many other diseases. Symptoms provoked by chemical sensitivities can range from mild to very severe. Modifying your environment and changing the types of products you buy is essential if you have M.E., or any other disease causing chemical sensitivities or poor liver function. This paper lists some of the products to avoid and some of the best replacement products. See: http://www.hfme.org/toxinavoidance.htm If you would like to link to this page, please do so using the link above only. If you'd like to download a Word or PDF version of this text, please click on the above link.   -- Best wishes, Jodi Bassett -- The Hummingbirds' Foundation for M.E. http://www.hfme.org/ "People's ability to detoxify certain substances is as unique as...
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Nuclear plant boss breaks down crying, admits radiation levels deadly

Overwhelmed: Tokyo Electric Power Company Managing Director Akio Komiri cries as he leaves after a press conference in Fukushima
Posted on March 18, 2011 by Beyond The Curtain http://beyondthecurtain.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/nuclear-plant-boss-breaks-down-crying-admits-radiation-levels-deadly/ ...
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ME findings an insult to victims

Belfast Telegraph Wednesday, 16 March 2011 We as an ME patients' organisation must protest at the waste of £5m of public money by a group of psychologists and psychiatrists.   They have spent this amount in six years finding that increasing exercise is good for sick and exhausted ME patients and that they can be talked out of illness by cognitive behaviour therapy. To sufferers, this survey is a preposterous and expensive insult. ME leaves 25% of its victims bed bound for life. Neurologists and virologists must pursue the findings of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute, which found ME patients to be carrying the retrovirus XMRV. This charity has raised over £9,000 for research and it is a scandal that patients have to fund research into their own illness. Derek Peters NI Campaign for ME/CDS Healthcare   Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/letters/me-findings-an-insult-to-victims-15115562.html#ixzz1GsEyXWPg

 

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Best 8 emergency preparedness maps: Nuclear fallout, Pa. earthquakes

by  Deborah Dupre Human Rights Examiner March 16th, 2011 7:26 pm ET   The maps live linked below are updated regularly so the public can easily see the Pacific jet stream that carries fallout from Japan and seismic activity circling clockwise around the Pacific Ring of Fire. Some experts say California coast is ripe to be next for a mega-quake, coinciding with an unusual full moon on March 18 and other unique magnetic pull through March 27. Such natural phenomena can be enhanced with HAARP and scalar technology.  Animation of Pacific Jet Stream Analyses: http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/jetstream_modelsml.html Northern Hemisphere: http://squall.sfsu.edu/gif/jetstream_norhem_00.gif Animated: http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/nhemjetstream_model.html Animated Jet Stream with IR satellite:  http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/jetsat_model.html Forecast - Jet Stream Eastern Pacific and Western North America: http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/jetstream_modelsml_fcst.html   Jet Stream Analyses and Forecasts at 300 mb: http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html  Meltdowns And Jet Stream Map To The US: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=leuren+moret&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 Seismic Activity: http://www.iris.edu/seismon/     Continue reading on Examiner.com: Best 8 emergency preparedness maps: Nuclear fallout, Pa. earthquakes - National Human Rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/best-8-emergency-preparedness-maps-nuclear-fallout-pa-earthquakes?CID=examiner_alerts_article#ixzz1GrtE5FDc...
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Causes of Eczema

from Eczema Natural Healing   To understand why eczema develops and how to find a cure for it, you have to understand and deal with the root causes of this potentially serious skin disease:  http://eczema-natural-healing.com/causes-of-eczema.html...
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The Spoon Theory

  Please take the time to read Christine Miserandino’s personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability:    http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory-written-by-christine-miserandino/

 

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Large Hadron Collider could be world’s first time machine

Posted on March 16, 2011 by Beyond The Curtain   David Salisbury Vanderbilt University   If the latest theory of Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho is right, the Large Hadron Collider– the world’s largest atom smasher that started regular operation last year – could be the first machine capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time: http://beyondthecurtain.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/large-hadron-collider-could-be-world’s-first-time-machine/

 

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Meltdown in Japan: Is Potassium Iodide Enough?

by Dr. John C. Lowe March 16, 2011 Yesterday evening, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press[1] released interesting consumer news related to the nuclear crisis in Japan: http://www.drlowe.com/emailnewsletter/3.16.2011/3.16.11.htm#Children

 

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