Dear Reader I trust you are well and thriving and greetings to your essence and the loveliness we all are when we discover who we really are and the veneer of conditioning removed. When I was married I used to watch Gilly remove her nail varnish and I felt we need to strip the muck and bitterness, cultural divides and get to the 'bare' nail.
I am truly sorry to have to show this, because I love Whales, yet we need to see these things, to awaken the disgust of what we can be and aspire to be something wonderful.
|Free Willy film series|
|Directed by||Simon Wincer|
Dwight H. Little
|Produced by||Lauren Shuler Donner|
|Music by||Basil Poledouris|
Warner Bros. (1993-1997)
Warner Premier (2010)
1993 (Free Willy)
1995 (Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home)
1997 (Free Willy 3: The Rescue)
2010 (Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove)
|Running time||over 6.5 hours total (as of 2010)|
I wonder if these films were made on the above documentary or an idea inspired from it?
- Implementing a comprehensive company wellness program is a win-win for both the employers and employees and can save companies millions in health care costs and increased productivity
- Companies that have implemented workplace wellness programs, such as offering free fitness classes during lunch hours and access to healthier foods, have seen healthier, happier employees and significantly lower company health care costs
- Companies are well advised to take a simple survey to find out which programs most interest their employees, and provide positive incentives for participating
- Exercise is a foundational strategy to naturally maintain healthy cholesterol levels and optimize your heart health. However, research now shows that if you take a statin drug, you’re likely to forfeit any and all health benefits of your exercise
- Volunteers taking a statin improved their fitness by just 1.5 percent, and some had reduced aerobic capacity at the end of a 12-week fitness program. Mitochondrial content activity also decreased by an average of 4.5 percent
- In comparison, unmedicated volunteers improved their aerobic fitness by more than 10 percent after the 12-week fitness program, and their mitochondrial content activity increased by 13 percent
- Statin drugs, which millions are taking as a form of “preventive medicine” to protect their heart health, can have detrimental effects on your heart
The Sun is a big magnet.
During solar minimum the Sun's magnetic field, like Earth's, resembles that of an iron bar magnet, with great closed loops near the equator and open field lines near the poles. Scientists call such a field a "dipole." The Sun's dipolar field is about as strong as a refrigerator magnet, or 50 gauss. Earth's magnetic field is 100 times weaker.
During the years around solar maximum (2000 and 2001 are good examples) spots pepper the face of the Sun. Sunspots are places where intense magnetic loops -- hundreds of times stronger than the ambient dipole field -- poke through the photosphere. Sunspot magnetic fields overwhelm the underlying dipole; as a result, the Sun's magnetic field near the surface of the star becomes tangled and complicated.
The Sun's magnetic field isn't confined to the immediate vicinity of our star. The solar wind carries it throughout the solar system. Out among the planets we call the Sun's magnetic field the "Interplanetary Magnetic Field" or "IMF." Because the Sun rotates (once every 27 days) the IMF has a spiral shape -- named the "Parker spiral" after the scientist who first described it.
Above: Steve Suess (NASA/MSFC) prepared this figure, which shows the Sun's spiraling magnetic field from a vantage point ~100 AU from the Sun.
Earth has a magnetic field, too. It forms a bubble around our planet called the magnetosphere, which deflects solar wind gusts. (Mars, which does not have a protective magnetosphere, has lost much of its atmosphere as a result of solar wind erosion.) Earth's magnetic field and the IMF come into contact at the magnetopause: a place where the magnetosphere meets the solar wind. Earth's magnetic field points north at the magnetopause. If the IMF points south -- a condition scientists call "southward Bz" -- then the IMF can partially cancel Earth's magnetic field at the point of contact.
Above: Earth's magnetosphere. From the Oulu Space Physics Textbook.
"When Bz is south, that is, opposite Earth's magnetic field, the two fields link up," explains Christopher Russell, a Professor of Geophysics and Space Physics at UCLA. "You can then follow a field line from Earth directly into the solar wind" -- or from the solar wind to Earth. South-pointing Bz's open a door through which energy from the solar wind can reach Earth's atmosphere!
Southward Bz's often herald widespread auroras, triggered by solar wind gusts or coronal mass ejections that are able to inject energy into our planet's magnetosphere.
Energy is everything. Without enough of it, important internal functions as well as physical activity is limited. But the ramifications of energy deficiency go well beyond the typical list of mitochondrial diseases that are well-known to medicine; it contributes directly or indirectly to all diseases, especially chronic and degenerative disorders, ranging from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, to neuropathic pain syndromes, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, through to obesity, diabetes and even heart failure and various cancers. In short, a lack of energy within the system is often the reason why the tremendously intelligent self-regulatory or self-healing systems within our bodies become compromised.
- Chemical energy in our bodies is ultimately derived from the sun’s fusion energy. This energy conversion that provides the fuel to run the myriad of reactions and processes within our bodies occurs through the action of mitochondria within our cells. These are tiny organelles, typically just 0.5 to 1.0 micrometer (μm) in diameter, that owe their evolutionary origin to ocean-dwelling bacteria.
- Mitochondria provide the hub for cellular respiration that produce energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) from glucose. Essentially, mitochondria take the oxygen emitted by plants (the ‘exhaust gas’ of photosynthesis), as well as nutrients from our food, including glucose and various vitamin cofactors, and convert them to chemical energy in the form of ATP. While most cells in the body are dependent on ATP as their energy source, brain cells are unique in their reliance on glucose as their primary energy source.
- Mitochondria rely on two distinct but interrelated mechanisms for energy production, the Krebs or citric acid cycle, that occurs in the matrix (interior region) of the mitochondria, and oxidative phosphorylation (also known as the ‘electron transport chain’), which occurs in the mitochondrial membrane. The ATP yield from oxidative phosphorylation is considerably greater than that from the Krebs cycle, although the Krebs cycle produces the electrons required to initiate the chain of redox reactions associated with oxidative phosphorylation.
Key steps in cellular respiration: from glucose to ATP, via the Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain
- Mitochondria have numerous other functions other than energy (ATP) production, including the regulation of cellular growth and metabolism, signalling, cell death (apoptosis) and important functions in calcium homeostasis.
- The number of mitochondria and the amount of energy produced by an individual mitochondrion can vary greatly from cell to cell, and from person to person.
- Mitochondrial dysfunction is strongly linked to ageing and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Ketogenic diets, caloric restriction and intake of specific nutrients can help to significantly improve mitochondrial energy output.
- Improving our mitochondrial reserve may be among the most effective ways of avoiding premature ageing.
- Energy within our bodies flows through interrelated networks, rather than the simplistic pathways typically shown in textbooks.
Energy dysfunction and disease
- ‘Tired all the time’ or TATT represents one of the most common reasons why people visit their doctor. Most doctors fail to provide interventions that are helpful through a lack of recognition of the symptoms of mitochondrial dysfunction, in turn brought about through inadequate functional medicine training.
- ‘Leaky gut’ or hyperpermeability of the gut lining is another very common condition, although its prevalence is often inadequately recognised by mainstream doctors. The increased permeability appears to be at least partially caused by mitochondrial dysfunction, which prevent the proper function of ‘tight junctions’ through the action of zonulin in the mucosal lining of the gut. Altered zonulin response also affects the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. This means that ingested or metabolic toxins or pathogens are able to migrate through the gut lining into the body, precipitating a range of possible problems, including for cells distant from the gut, such as the brain. Altered zonulin response caused by mitochondrial dysfunction is now thought to be an important mechanism for autoimmune conditions such as coeliac disease caused by gluten.
- A number of cell types are particularly vulnerable to sub-optimal ATP production by mitochondria. These cells, that typically contain the greatest number of mitochondria — up to 60% by volume — could be viewed as ‘yellow canaries’. The cell types, as well as the conditions arising in them when suffering energy deficit, are: neurons, leading to cognitive impairment; cardiocytes, leading to cardiometabolic impairment; myocytes, leading to various myalgias such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and; enterocytes, leading to leaky gut and various autoimmune diseases. While energy deficit may not be the sole cause of these disorders, given that genetic susceptibility plays a role in some, energy deficit is always implicated to some extent and improving energy production may often be the most important clinical intervention. While prevention is always better than cure, it is always best to recognise symptoms of energy deficit as early as possible and provide interventions before it causes serious disease.
- A wide range of mitochondrial toxins abound and exert their effects primarily by inhibiting or uncoupling oxidative phosphorylation. Such toxins include antiretrovirals used to treat HIV/AIDS, many antibiotics (remember: mitochondria were originally bacteria), statins (causingstatin myalgia or myopathy) and the now ubiquitous persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Post-menopausal women may be among the most vulnerable to mitochondrial toxins because their reduced oestrogen is unable to protect against the uncoupling of the electron transport chain.
- There is an increasingly clear relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and obesity, mediated through the different origins, functions and gene expression associated with white, beige and brown adipocytes (fat cells). White adipocytes, with low mitochondrial complements, are the typical hallmark of obesity, while brown adipocytes, with high mitochondrial concentrations, are associated with heat production (thermogenesis) and protection from cold. It has recently been found that a new type of beige adipocytes can occur within white fat depots and can be activated to release energy in the form of ATP by specific chemical signals and in response to exercise and caloric restriction. Beige adipocytes can differentiate to either white or brown adipocytes, and are susceptible to macrophage attack following up-regulation of the immune system when visceral adipose tissue (VAT) has turned ‘angry’, in turn triggering the activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) associated with hypertension and type 2 diabetes. This leads to a common scenario experienced by obese, overweight and diabetic patients, in which they complain that they are unable to lose weight irrespective of what they eat. The beige fat needs to be trained to become brown, high energy-releasing, thermogenic fat.
- The loss of muscle mass with age (sarcopenia) is an important morbidity, often dramatically reducing quality of life in older people and increasing healthcare costs. Recent research in rhesus monkeys has shown that ‘metabolic sarcopenia’ may be triggered by a shift in energy metabolism caused by oxidative effects within mitochondria.
- Mitochondrial dysfunction may occur as a result of biotransformation associated withxenobiotics such as pesticides. Plant secondary metabolites such as resveratrol from red grape skins and curcumin from turmeric may protect against mitochondrial damage by such xenobiotics.
Among the most important mechanisms for increasing mitochondrial concentration and activity are:
- High caloric intake and sedentary lifestyles cause an increase in production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Glycated proteins in turn not only increase diabetes, heart disease and cancer risk, they also cause increased rate of shrinkage of the hippocampus leading to memory loss and neurodegenerative diseases.
- Exercise intolerance can be a symptom of mitochondrial dysfunction or disease.
- Low fat diets are generally associated with high (often simple) carbohydrate diets, and are a major cause of recent increased rates of obesity, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases in Western societies.
- Probably the most powerful mediator for increased mitochondrial biogenesis (new formation) and activity is exercise. Exercise regularly (on at least 4 days/week, totalling at least 7 hours/week), and include short bouts of intensive exercise, such as high intensity interval training (HIIT).
- Ketogenic (high healthy fat, low carbohydrate) diets are strongly associated with neuroprotective effects through its effect on increasing cellular concentrations of, and energy outputs by, mitochondria. Healthy fats include coconut oil, rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), unfiltered extra virgin olive oil, nut oils and avocado oil.
- Caloric/dietary restriction. This should include regular overnight (12-16 hour) fasts, preferably with exercise at the end of the fast, where the first meal of the day (e.g. breakfast or lunch) is consumed within 30 minutes of completion of exercise.
- Every day, consume plenty of vegetables and to a lesser extent fruits (aim for no more than 3 portions a day, but only 2 if you have sugar handling issues) from all six colour groups (blue/purple, red, orange, white/tan, green and yellow) in order to provide diverse phytonutrients including those that protect against mitochondrial damage and excessive oxidation.
- A range of 10 key opinion leaders in the functional medicine arena, including ANH-Intl executive coordinator, Meleni Aldridge, were interviewed on their views regarding specific nutrition and lifestyle interventions for healthy mitochondria, aging and energy production. Out of the information gathered from the 10 interviews, a new IFM 'Healthy Aging Core Food Plan' has been created. In summary, the top 12 super foods for eating and drinking your way to healthier mitochondrial function are: avocado, spinach, seaweed, pomegranate, blueberries (all berries), broccoli (and all cruciferous vegetables), grass-fed buffalo/beef, wild Alaskan salmon, almonds, coconut oil (virgin, organic), olive oil (cold pressed, unfiltered/cloudy, extra virgin), green tea. Mangoes almost made it on to the list, and would certainly have done so if the list were not limited to 12!
- Specific nutrients that have been demonstrated to be highly protective of mitochondria while preventing inflammasome activation include: resveratrol (derived from red grape skin or Japanese knotweed), curcumin (from turmeric root), quercetin (from citrus peel) and cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, cabbage, etc), and stewed apples with added cinnamon.
- B vitamins and coenzyme Q10 (notably the reduced form, ubiquinol) are among the key cofactors required for energy production via the Krebs cycle and electron transport chain.
Contributors to the IFM’s "Healthy Aging Core Food Plan”,from left to right: Dr Kristi Hughes, Dr Terry Wahls, Michael Ash DO, Meleni Aldridge BSc, Dr Catherine Willner, Lyra Heller MA, Dr David Perlmutter, Barb Schiltz RN, Deanna Minnich PhD, Dr Mark Houston. Dr Stephen Sinatra, was also a contributor, but absent.
Memorable quotes from this year’s IFM symposium
David Rakel MD, physician, researcher and author of Integrative Medicine, explained that,“Habituated neuro-networks of comfort are so hard to get out of — and they’re a good reason why so many doctors have difficulty believing the stuff they didn’t learn at med school.” Emphasising the importance of empathy in a clinician’s approach to his or her patients, Dr Rakel provided research evidence that showed that “empathy has been trained out at medical schools.” He added, “Bureaucracy expands to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy”.
Neurologist David Permutter MD is a strong protagonist of ketogenic, grain-free diets and exercise as the primary means of preventing or even reversing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. In his opening lecture, he told the 1200-strong audience of clinicians, scientists and researchers that; “While the research into ketogenic diets might have started around 1921, humans first went on ketogenic diets around 2.6 million years ago.”Emphasising the point further, he said, “There is no diet than can do better than a ketogenic dietary change.”
Jeff Bland PhD emphasised that complex systems such as rainforests tended to be stable systems, while simples ones, such as a cornfield, were unstable. This analogy could be applied to energy networks in human beings, as well as their optimisation by dietary and lifestyle means. Resilience is increasingly being seen as the ultimate marker of an individual’s health. Commenting on this, Dr Bland said, “Response of the expression of your genes to your environment gives you your resilience to a changing environment”. He added, “Medicine for the individual is emerging, while medicine for the average is gone.”
Dr Bland stressed the difference between different types of fat in the body, contrasting especially ‘angry fat’ from what he referred to as “ho-ho-ho Santa Claus” friendly fat. Adding to this, he suggested that one big pizza meal with sodas (including glycated proteins, unhealthy fats and high sugar content) will “turn on the inflammasome” in the gut.
Rollin McCraty PhD, executive vice president and director of research of the Heart Math Institute, defined resilience as “The capacity to prepare for, recover from, and adapt in the face of stress, challenge or adversity.”
Anthropologist and shaman, Alberto Villoldo PhD, founder of the Four Winds Society reminded participants that over the majority of the 2.6 millions years of human existence, humans were not so much hunter/gatherers, but scavenger/gatherers. He said that hunting was always difficult and we ate what we could and had to endure long periods of fasting between meals. Summing up, he opined: "A bunch of guys would go out and find some roadkill, clean it up, then come back and say 'hey honey look what I've caught for us to eat, can we have sex now?” He added that during fasting, the insulin/glucose control system was turned off and that we had to go into the ketogenic state to fuel the brain. Which is why we're so well adapted to fasting rather than feasting!
Call to Action
- Take responsibility for your health, and do what you can to enhance your body’s innate energy production systems by following the advice given in the Clinical Pearls section above.
- Get the message out as far and wide as you can using social media, word-of-mouth and other means.
- If you need help or an individualised plan, seek advice from a practitioner trained in functional medicine.
I felt this to be so important as to make it a Post on its own along with more health facts.
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Be Well. Geoff
- Illinois Senator Durbin is planning to reintroduce his supplement bill, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act (S 1310), which would grant more power to the FDA to regulate dietary supplements like they were drugs; Durbin first introduced S 1310 in 2011, but it failed miserably, as have many of his other attempts to pass laws attacking the supplement industry
- Durbin’s citing of the 2013 GAO Dietary Supplements report, which details adverse effects reports (AERs) associated with supplements, backfires in that it demonstrates just how safe supplements are, compared to vaccines and drugs
- Based on the GAO report, there were 488 times as many adverse reactions reported for prescription drugs as from dietary supplements, and there is no evidence supporting the claim that adverse reactions to supplements are underreported; data from poison control centers confirms their safety
- The financial burden created by Durbin’s proposed legislation will likely cause many supplement companies to go under; and, as a result, the cost of your supplements will likely skyrocket and, more importantly, your supplement choices will be limited
- Manufacturers are migrating products previously classified as “supplements” into the category “food products” in order to sidestep the tighter regulations imposed on supplements, and this loophole is completely ignored by the Durbin bill
Here we see the Universal copying of Codex and the EU(now European Union of Monsanto), the same old, same old. Kill anything natural, take away the profits from Big Pharma not on, give them chemicals, more laws, more control, take choice away.
Take care and lots of Love and good tidings. Geoffhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7BmdovYztH8#at=64
Obama Monsanto on Prism. What a load of tosh. 3 mins.
2 mins of a brave USA Colonel on. Way to go.
The People's Voice closing in on today's target with just 11 days to goThe People are speaking already - we have had enough and the world is going to change
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I check the posts on Firefox and Internet explorer, and the post is produced on Chrome. It seems OK on Firefox yet no matter what I do I get the red smudges on Internet Explorer, I have eliminated the blank squares and am working on the smudges. It seems the software and compatibility on Internet Explorer will not interface, however it does not affect the read print. Sincere apologies.