Saturday, October 11, 2014

TELOMERES, it’s ALL ABOUT SIZE/LENGTH,

Don Porter 10-11-2014

After reviewing about 8,000+  articles/books/research over several decades, and recent discoveries (including Oriental medicine), regarding the popular telomere-shortening theory of ageing and how we can benefit from some of these findings, combined with Gene Therapy, Lifestyle, and more - Here are a FEW,  HEAVILY shortened summaries.
Keep in mind the following:
·          Dangers of Revenue driven Drug cos. sophisticated dominance in America
·        "No Heal No Cure, Ignore causes"- health system, so as to Max revenues per patient
·        Research in America  MOSTLY funded by Pharmaceutical cos.
·        Most research is designed to benefit existing Drug-poisons - like Chemo
·         Marketing sophistication as, Mine is Best - BUY mine-Protect existing products                                technologies
  Modern Science—A "Full-Blown Enlightenment Malfunction/FRAUD"
The most popular–and feasible–theory of ageing in the fall of 2014 is the telomere shortening theory.
 Telomeres are the protective end-cap segments of chromosomes – similar to the plastic caps on the ends of shoelaces – that guard against its deterioration, or fusion with other chromosomes.  Successive rounds of DNA replication during sequential cell division causes a shortening of the telomeres. As they become increasingly shorter, their structural integrity weakens, and the cells age and die more rapidly. In recent years, shorter telomeres have been associated with a range of ageing-associated diseases including many types of cancer (including head and neck, urinary bladder, renal, lung, esophageal, and colorectal); stroke; vascular dementia; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; osteoporosis; and obesity.
Studies investigating the effects of telomere shortening have found:
·         Ultra-short telomeres are linked with osteoarthritis. 2012 research shows cells from osteoarthritic knees have abnormally shortened telomeres. Further, the percentage of cells with ultra-short telomeres increases close to the damaged area of the joint.
·         Telomeres of peripheral blood cells are significantly shorter in people with familial breast cancer than in the general population, according to 2011 research.
·         A 2012 study linked shortened telomeres to pancreatic cancer.
·        Japanese research published in 2013 found forced elongation of telomeres promotes cancer-cell differentiation, possibly reducing malignancy, which is strongly associated with a loss of cell differentiation. (I STRONGLY prefer oriental studies into enhancing Immune Systems)
·         Clearly, our genes, and our telomeres, are not necessarily our fate.

Major Study - comments by Dr. Dean Ornish, Univ. of CA, San Francisco clinical professor of medicine, founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute.  Ornish was also the lead author of a small pilot study, published online on Sept. 16 2013 in The Lancet Oncology, which showed that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres – the first controlled trial to show that any intervention may lengthen telomeres over timeHis comment refers to these findings, which also “indicate that telomeres may lengthen to the degree that people change how they live,” he adds. “Research indicates that longer telomeres are associated with fewer illnesses and longer life.”
Lifestyle changes create longer telomeres
The study followed 35 men with localized, early-stage prostate cancer for 5 years to explore the relationship between lifestyle changes and telomere length and activity. 10 patients embarked on the following lifestyle changes:
·        Consuming a diet high in whole foods, fruits and vegetables, and plant-based proteins, but low in fat and  refined carbohydrates.
·        Performing moderate aerobic exercise for 30 minutes a day, six days a week.
·        Managing stress for 1 hour each day with yoga-based stretches, meditation or breathing.
·        Increased social support via weekly support group sessions incorporating moderate exercise, stress
                management, training and counseling.
 The 2nd group of 25 participants was not asked to make major lifestyle changes.
 Comparing the two groups, the researchers found:
- The group that made changes experienced a significant increase in telomere length of approximately 10%
         even though telomere length usually decreases over time.
- Moreover, the more the men changed their behavior by adhering to the recommended lifestyle program,
 the more dramatic their improvements in telomere length.   The telomeres in  men in  control group who made no lifestyle changes were  almost  3%  shorter.
The researchers believe the outcome is likely to be relevant to the general population as they looked at telomeres in the participants’ blood, not their prostate tissue.
Although telomeres shorten with each cell division, dividing cells express a protein complex called telomerase, which synthesizes and elongates telomeres in an almost compensatory action. This study actually followed up to a similar, three-month pilot investigation in 2008 where the same participants were asked to adhere to the same lifestyle program. After 3 months, participants demonstrated significantly increased telomerase activity.
Turmeric and telomeres Research published in July 2014, suggests Curcurmin, the yellow pigment from the spice turmeric, could have the power to maintain and possibly even improve telomere length, and so slow the ageing process.    To test their hypothesis that curcumin could increase telomerase expression and so help to preserve telomere length, researchers investigated curcumin’s effects on telomerase expression in brain cells exposed to beta-amyloid, the prime source of oxidative damage and brain-cell death linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Its effects on cell survival and cell growth were measured, along with intracellular oxidative stress and telomerase expression. Results suggest the brain-protecting effects of curcumin in Alzheimer’s may relate to its influence on telomerase expression. When telomerase expression was inhibited the protective effects produced by curcumin disappeared.  A major issue with curcumin is absorption – and this may be the reason two previous clinical trials failed to find any benefit for the extract, despite considerable experimental evidence of its ability to protect against brain-related damage. For the reason it’s essential to use a brand that offers enhanced absorption, usually through the addition of piperine (black pepper extract).
Product is THERACURMIN   by  THERAVALUES Corp. increases Curcumin absorption 27X.
 Other important factors in telomere shortening
 It should be noted that some other factors are also associated with telomere shortening, including:
- Poor blood sugar control  - Smoking    - Chronic inflammation
Higher vitamin D levels are associated with longer telomeres.
So if these issues exist, it’s essential to deal with them in addition to adopting the lifestyle factors mentioned above – and using curcumin/Theracurmin.  Extensive research into this spice suggests it has the power to counter many health challenges.

Gene engineering, to some, is the most powerful existing tool for life extension. Mutations in certain genes result in up to 10-fold increase in nematode lifespan and in up to 2-fold increase in a mouse life expectancy. Gene therapy represents a unique tool to transfer achievements of gene engineering into medicine. This approach has already been proven successful for treatment of numerous diseases, in particular those of genetic and multigenic nature. More than 2000 clinical trials have been launched to date.    Proposals exist to developing a gene therapy that will radically extend lifespan. Genes that promote longevity of model animals will be used as therapeutic agents. Then manipulate not a single gene, but several aging mechanisms simultaneously. A combination of different approaches may lead to an additive or even a synergistic effect, resulting in a very long life expectancy. For this purpose, an animal will be affected by a set of genes that contribute to longevity. In addition, a gene therapy of all major age-related pathologies will be developed to improve the functioning of individual organs and tissues in old age. As a result, searchers will develop a comprehensive treatment that will not only dramatically extend lifespan, but will also prevent the decrepitude of the body. Experiments will be conducted in old mice.  with the safety assessment of the treatment.

Add Herbal Aloe Force:  aloe vera is the most impressive medicinal herb invented by nature, I don't make that statement lightly. Of all the herbs studied for disease prevention -- aloe vera is the most impressive herb of them all. (Garlic would be a close second, Astralagus likely 3rd.) There is nothing on this planet that offers the amazing variety of healing benefits granted by aloe vera. In a single plant, aloe vera offers potent, natural medicine that:

• Halts the growth of cancer tumors.
• Lowers high cholesterol.
• Repairs "sludge
blood",reverses "sticky blood".
• Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
• Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
• Protects the body from oxidative stress.
• Prevents kidney stones, protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea.
• Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits.
• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn's disease and other digestive disorders.
• Reduces high blood pressure natural, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms.
• Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
• Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns.
• Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete.
• Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
• Ends constipation.
• Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics.
• Prevents and treats candida infections.
• Protects the kidneys from disease.
• Functions as nature's own "sports drink" for electrolyte balance, making common sports drinks obsolete.
• Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
• Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion.
• Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.




Actually, there is nothing else that compares to the medicinal potential of aloe vera. Sadly most people only know about the topical applications of aloe vera gel. They think it's only good for sunburns. In reality, aloe vera is useful for both external and internal use.
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Add Astragalus Membranaceus from China and Mongolia where the Astragalus root has been used for several thousand years in a variety of herbal mixtures to treat everything from diseases of the heart, liver and kidneys, to viral infections, cancer and immune disorders. Chinese Medicine considers astragalus herb to be one of the most important herbal tonics and as such it is valued for its ability to strengthen the primary energy of the body which we know as the immune system, as well as the metabolic, respiratory and eliminative functions.  This fact is being increasingly substantiated by western research. Astragalus first appeared in the west in the1800's, used by herbalists as a tonic and an ingredient in many herbal remedies. But it wasn't until the 1970's when research began to confirm it's abilities to stimulate the immune system and fight viruses and bacteria, subdue inflammation and protect the liver that it was brought it into popular use in the alternative medicine markets. There is evidence that this herb has far-reaching effects on the over all functioning and balance of the body, normalizing body functions and regenerating tissues.

Scientific study of cellular aging took an exciting turn when it was discovered in animal and human trials that an astragaloside compound derived from Astragalus membraneceus, a root used widely in traditional Chinese medicine, promotes telomerase activity and therefore lengthens telomeres.

Add Herbal Aloe Force as a SIGNIFICANT health and Immune System builder.  Aloe Vera Juice, Herbal Aloe Force, Organically Grown Unprocessed Whole Raw Aloe Vera - with these powerful herbs: The "Essiac" Herbs, Cat's Claw Herb, Astragalus, Pau d' Arco, Chamomile, Hawthorne Berry
Science of Our Human Health in the Grip of Powerful Hidden Political -Drug cos. AMA Forces   Many Articles make a strong cases for the idea that our health science is "in the grip of hidden political forces." article, "Expert" Detractors on California Prop 37 are Shills for Big Biotech. Reveals how for-profit corporations hire "3rd party experts" to bring their message to you, especially through the media.     This, is a commonly used form of propaganda, perfected by the tobacco industry, now used by the Drug pushers and AMA. It's nothing but advertising masquerading as "information," or worse, as "independently-verified evidence." In essence, it's a hidden form of social control, where the opinion of the masses is steered by industry- and/or government forces.  Maximizing Revenues/Profits are the Game.  America has a DISGUSTING health record as compared to rest of world !
As an example of what we're talking about here, take a look at cancer research. While a lot of research money is funneled into genetic research, virtually nothing is spent on determining the extent to which our food and environment triggers the disease. As stated earlier, your genes will express or suppress genetic data depending on the environment in which it finds itself, meaning the presence or absence of appropriate nutrients, toxins, and even your thoughts and feelings, which unleash hormones and other chemicals in your body. Research into the health of our ancient ancestors4 also suggests that cancer is indeed a manmade disease, in large part caused by environmental factors such as: OUR Immune System is our POWER, therefore ignored in America
Some Cancer causes IGNORED !
Pesticide- and other synthetic chemical exposures, also in foods
A predominance of sugars and grains which causes the body to burn sugar rather than fat as its primary fuel
Wireless technologies, dirty electricity, and medical diagnostic radiation exposure
Pharmaceutical drugs
Obesity, stress,  poor sleeping habits, packaged foods
Lack of sunshine exposure and use of sunscreens, along with exercise
50 Industry Groups Form a New Alliance to Manipulate Public Opinion
50 front groups, working on behalf of food and biotechnology trade groups―Monsanto being the most prominent― formed a coalition called Alliance to Feed the Future. This alliance, which is being coordinated by the International Food Information Council (IFIC), was ostensibly created to "balance the public dialogue" on modern agriculture and large-scale food production and technology, i.e. this group will aim to become the go-to source for "real" information about the junk being sold as "food."
However, the groups comprising this new alliance actually represent multi-national food companies, biotech industry, and chemical cos that generate hundreds of billions of dollars worth of revenue from food related sales every year. This hardly makes them a reliable source of independent information, yet unless the public becomes widely aware of this ruse to confuse them, they will likely succeed in their mission to manipulate public opinion about food.

There is a MAJOR research, clinical studies, International effort to Enhance the use of Stem Cell technology, Telomere lengthening and all related to Heal injuries/illnesses and improve longevity.  There is MUCH to be learned, however what we do know is this: there are certain supplements—multivitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D, Astralagus, green tea extract—that are associated with longer telomere length. And while it is still too soon to know if these supplements actually promote telomerase activity, we do know that individuals who consume these supplements have longer telomeres.  Following these efforts for several years has seen meaningful strides. 
·        Organic foods (Diet Alkaline) still are #1
·        DEEP breathing is likely #2
·        Quality exercise likely #3
·        Minimize stress likely #4
In America, where the so called medical system DOES NOT seek to ENHANCE our immune systems, rather they TREAT health issues - NEVER HEAL or CURE,  or seek CAUSES, as that would destroy revenues.  They allow disgusting adulteration of foods with chemicals, gross overuse of drugs (Drug pushers), even ignore the use Drugs (Antibiotics) in farming and animal production.  Therefore adding some herbs,  acupuncture, Theracurimin, Astralagus,  Meditation/Yoga, etc., as noted above is valid.

Do NOT be Acidic - Acidic cell environment will likely cause knee & hip replacements - plus other negative health conditions !


Oriental medicine has ALWAYS been grounded in, "seeking to ENHANCE the Immune Systems functioning" - I seek to closely follow trends in China, Japan, top University's, etal.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

America Has Higher Rate of “Death from All Causes” than 16 Other Developed Nations

by Mike Barrett & Don Porter Oct. 4, 2014
Is it due to the "NO HEAL -- NO CURE" Agenda of our so called Health System run by AMA & Drug Pushing Drs. ?
Based on findings presented in a report titled U.S. Health in International Perspectives: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, Americans have a higher chance of dying from all causes than people living in 16 other developed nations. Further, the United States ranked 2nd to last when focusing just on deaths from noncommunicable disease, which includes ailments like diabetes mellitus, endocrine disorders, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and digestive diseases, to name a few.
America is Lagging Behind as the SICK Nation  -- Despite spending more on healthcare than any other nation, America is being outranked by every other compared nation when it comes to health.

The report shows how The U.S. ranks in the following four categories:
  • Deaths from All CausesU.S. is ranked last.
  • Deaths from Noncommunicable DiseaseU.S. is ranked 2nd to last.
  • Deaths from InjuriesU.S. is ranked 2nd to last.
  • Deaths from Communicable, Maternal, Perinatal, Nutritional ConditionsU.S. is ranked 4th to last. (One problem with this category is the inclusion of nutritional deficiencies; any nutritional deficiency can help lead to illness and diseases that help lead to death).
And this isn’t the first report to come up with these findings. In June, 2011, researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington and Imperial College London found that 80% of U.S. counties have dipped below the average life expectancy of the top 10 nations globally.
The authors wrote:
“When compared to the international frontier for life expectancy, US counties range from being 16 calendar years ahead to more than 50 behind for women. For men the range is from 15 calendar years ahead to more than 50 calendar years behind. This means that some counties have a life expectancy today that nations with the best health outcomes had in 1957.”
Additionally, a 2011 report  found that even while life expectancy of American’s is rising (even if that means being hooked up to a hospital bed for the last years of one’s life), the U.S. is still rank 50.
Why is the U.S. so behind on health? The chair of the panel that wrote the first report mentioned, Steven H. Woolf, a professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, said:
“We were struck by the gravity of these findings. Americans are dying and suffering at rates that we know are unnecessary because people in other high-income countries are living longer lives and enjoying better health. What concerns our panel is why, for decades, we have been slipping behind.”
While Woolf and others don’t seem to know why Americans are sick, the answers are a bit obvious to some of us.
Why Americans are so Sick and Die Sooner
The answer as to why Americans are so sick could easily fill up an entire book, but it really boils down to a few basic truths. Here are just a few things ruining the health of the nation.
Consuming Garbage Food, Not Healthful Foods and Beverages
·         American Doctors, along with the AMA (American medical assoc. ALLOW this chemical polluted food to exist .
·         Drs. TREAT illnesses -Rther than build up the immune system that HEALS  CURES.
·         Drs.use Latin to confuse patients & appear important.
How do some fruits and veggies sound? If you’re anything like the majority of Americans, you’ll choose a McDonald’s burger over an apple any day. Fast food, along with processed foods and prepackaged foods, make up a great deal of the average American’s diet. These foods are full of harmful and questionable ingredients (CHEMICALS) that provide no real nutritional value. To make matters worse, the meat is often derived from injected animals fed antibiotics and genetically modified grain while the fruit are drenched in pesticides and are often genetically modified.  AND -- Drs. SAY NOTHING  $$$ RUNS them !
Additionally, the average person is consuming 300% more sugar daily than recommended. This over-consumption is fueling illness and diseases like gout, blood pressure, kidney damage, diabetes, inflammation-related issues, obesity, heart disease, and much more.
The facts are, 2/3 of Americans are overweight with 1/3 being obese, almost 1/10 have diabetes, and 79 million adults have prediabetes. Unfortunately, these figures aren’t improving.
Exercising Very Little or Not at All
The statistics given above are fueled not only by a poor diet, but by inactivity as well. Actually, sitting too much in of itself has been shown to strike 92,00 individuals each year with avoidable cancer. An inactive lifestyle—not achieving 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week—is a major contributor to major diseases like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancer. One study in The Lancet even goes on to say that physical activity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 31 percent of adults aged 15+ were inactive in 2008, with 28 percent of that figure being men and 34 percent being women. The WHO also states that inactivity is tied to 3.2 million deaths each year. However, if the link was more appropriately tied in with all illness and disease, that number would likely be much higher.
Being Exposed to an Incredible Amount of Health-Compromising Toxins
Toxins are everywhere, from within the air we breath to the water we drink. And unless you’re incorporating various methods and habits for detoxing your body regularly, these toxins are building up and wreaking havoc on your health and overall well-being. According to Dr. Edward Group III, DC, ND, the average person is taking in way more toxins than able to be expelled. Some of these toxins are:
  • Smoke
  • Dust
  • Mold and mildew
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride
  • Chlorine
  • Pesticides
  • Soy
  • MSG
  • Parasites
  • Paint fumes
  • Pet dander
  • Alcohol
  • Aluminum
  • and much more


It is absolutely essential to detox and cleanse your body to rid yourself of these toxins – as they are one of the primary factors in the cause of illness.
In addition, Americans are also:
  • Dealing with massive amounts of stress, which is a critical factor in overall health.
  • Drs.Turning to pharmaceuticals more than any other nation
America may be the sick man of rich nations, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Continue to seek truth and engage in natural healing and physical activity. Teach children along with your friends and family of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Much of the illness we see today is self-perpetuated, and that means you have the power to turn it around.
·       Oriental Medicine SEEKS to Enhance the Human Immune System & Make it work more efficiently!
·        American Medical System SEEKS to Maximize the Revenue per patient by treating - NOT Healing or Curing or enhancing patient's Immune System.  Drugs treat - DO NOT Correct the CAUSE of health issue !
Additional Sources:
The National Academies Press           MedicalNewsToday               CBS News