Minggu, 30 November 2008
Well... first of all, quit mentally beating yourself up. You probably messed up. Pick yourself up, and start again. Just like they say in AA ("One Day At A Time").
If you fell off-the-wagon, and ate the traditional, poisonous, acidic Holiday meal, it is CRITICAL to get the acidic damage repaired as quickly as possible. Get into your alkaline supplies and put together what I call the pH Miracle, DO-IT-YOURSELF, Emergency Repair Kit. You MUST begin again to re-alkalize as quickly as possible. Every day counts.
First, dissolve 1 tbs. of pHour Salts in 6 oz. of purified filtered, low ORP, 9.5 alkaline water, and drink it down.
Second, mix 4 tbs. of pure liquid Chlorophyll into 4 oz. of Filtered, low ORP, 9.5 alkaline pH water, and send it down the hatch with the pHour Salts.
Third, start spraying pHour salts in your mouth at least every hour.
Fourth, take 5 minutes. and BREATHE.... Pranayama Breathing Exercises. Get outside in the fresh air, if possible, and take deep, measured breaths. Lift your arms and breathe deeply. Hold each breath for 10 seconds and exhale. Do this deliberately, precisely for 5 minutes, several time during the day.
We aren't through yet.
Fifth, make up a Liter of Green Water (1 Tbs. of Doc Broc Power Plants or Super Greens to 1 Liter of purified, filtered, low ORP, 9.5 alkaline pH water) with 15 drops of Prime pH and 5 drops of puripHy and send it after the pHour Salts and chlorophyll. Drink it down, remembering to breathe!
Sixth. Keep your "repair diet" STRICTLY 100% alkaline, and GREEEN! No cheating! You're in trouble already. Let's get the damage repaired as quickly as possible! No recriminations. No "beating yourself up". You messed up. You will again. You are human, and the Holidays are literally MINE FIELDS of temptation. Do your best to resist, and stay alkaline over the Holidays. It's a good teaching opportunity with your non-alkaline friends. They will learn by your behavior, if you eat and drink correctly. But... if you slip and give in to the temptations of cookies and cake (it's like verbal abuse for me to even say it), CORRECT IT... as soon as possible.
Seventh, and lastly, throughout your "emergency recovery day" DRINK lots of filtered, low ORP, high alkaline water...with a pH of 9.5 or better. Drink 1 Liter of alkaline water with greens for each 30 Lbs. of body weight! It's your lifeline to repair the acidic damage being done every minute to your body from the dietary abuse you self-inflicted.
It will take at least 24 to 72 hours of diligent repair, following the steps I have outlined, before your body will begin to recover from a single day of Holiday, poisonous acidic eating. IF you had any significant quantity of wine or alcohol, it may take even longer - several more days - for your body to recover. Each day of "emergency repair" should be thought of as a day in the Emergency Room or a day you will not need to spend in the Emergency Room. Count your blessings.
Lastly... the most important advice I can give you.... DON'T DO IT AGAIN! The poisonous, acidic food and drink traditions of the Holidays will quite LITERALLY KILL YOU! You can't recover from that, even with a pH Miracle, Emergency Repair kit!
Remember, all of this acidic food and drink you ingested, if it doesn't kill you it will cause your body to go into preservation mode. In preservation mode the body will induce a fever to activate the lymphatic system and cause the elimination of acids through the pores of the skin and other body openings. Traditional medical savants call this the "Flu." But do not believe it or be deceived! You only have the symptoms of "I Ate Too Much Acidic Sh!! Disease." There is no "FLU" virus and NO NEED for an acidic vaccine. . which by the way can kill or seriously injure you. The "FLU" is NOTHING MORE than the body trying to remove excess acids from your over-indulgence of acidic Holiday foods and drinks. So, start the "Do-IT-Yourself Emergency Alkaline Repair" NOW.
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Jumat, 28 November 2008
One in seven women in the US have the probability of developing cancerous acidic breasts over their lifetime. Breast cancer is one of the most important health issues facing women today. It is the second leading cause of acidic cancer deaths in women and is the most common acid cancer among women. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.2 million women will be diagnosed with cancerous breasts this year worldwide.
Studies have linked the accumulation of chlorine compounds in acidic breast tissue to cancerous breasts. Chlorine, a recognized pesticide, has been added to our municipal water supply since the late 1800s. When chlorine combines with organic compounds (our bodies), the result is an organochlorine.
Organochlorines react with acidic human tissue and are often associated with the causation of cancer. A study conducted in Hartford, Connecticut found, "women with breast cancer have 50 to 60 percent higher levels of organochlorines (chlorination byproducts) in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer."
Organochlorines can pose a serious health threat and are found in many areas of our lives. Up to 2/3 of our harmful exposure to chlorine happens while showering. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and every time we shower or bathe, chlorine is absorbed through the pores of our skin. The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than when drinking tap water, and the toxic gases we inhale goes directly into the blood stream.
The following article published by Greenpeace in 1993 outlines the health risks associated with chlorine. The article is called, "Chlorine, Human Health, and the Environment: The Breast Cancer Warning."
An emerging body of evidence suggests that contamination of the environment with chlorine-based synthetic chemicals may be an important factor in the epidemic of breast cancer taking place across the world.
These chemicals-called organochlorines-are building up absolutely everywhere on the planet-in the air and water, in the food chain, in the tissues of wildlife, and in our own bodies. Universal organochlorine contamination has already been implicated in regional and global disease epidemics in people and wildlife, including impaired reproduction, development, immune function and behavior. The new evidence that now links these chemicals to breast cancer reinforces the fact that organochlorines pose a serious threat to human health and the environment and should be phased out.
Organochlorines are by no means the only risk factor for breast cancer, and their role in incidence of the disease has not yet been proven, beyond a doubt, according to strict scientific standards. But the evidence is strongly suggestive, and it is not practical, responsible, or ethical to wait for proof before taking action to protect women's health. Enough is known now about the effects of organochlorines on human health to justify preventive action now.
The Breast Cancer Epidemic
In virtually every nation in the world, breast cancer incidence is rising, especially among older women. Since about 1930, the disease has been increasing steadily at a rate of 1 to 2 percent annually in industrialized countries. These increases are mirrored by rising rates of many other cancers. More recently the breast cancer epidemic has spread to developing nations, as well.
In the last decade, breast cancer incidence in many nations has shot up even more rapidly, increasing by 4 percent annually in the U.S., making breast cancer now the most common of all cancers among women. In many developing nations, incidence rates of the disease have begun to increase, as well. By the year 2000, breast cancer is expected to kill 1 million women each year.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors
Recognized risk factors for breast cancer-genetic inheritance, reproductive and hormonal factors, and diet-account for an estimated 20 to 30 percent of all breast cancer incidence. Other factors, including alcohol consumption and exposure to radiation from nuclear tests and mammograms, also appear to play a role, but the majority of breast cancer remains unexplained.
There is clearly a relationship between sex hormones-especially elevated levels of estrogen-and increased breast cancer risk. Further, the types of breast cancer rising most rapidly are those that respond to estrogen. Changes in reproductive behavior and other hormonal factors-number of children and age at first and last childbirth, use of contraceptives and estrogen replacement therapy, for example-account for a portion of breast cancer risk but do not explain changes in hormonal status that would lead to the large-scale increases in breast cancer that are taking place. Exposure to industrial chemicals, including organochlorines-some of which mimic or interfere with the action of natural hormones-may explain some of the increase.
The role of dietary fat in breast cancer risk is controversial. Nations with high per capita fat intake also have high breast cancer rates, and increased fat consumption seems to be associated with modest increases in breast cancer risk. But fat consumption tends to rise with the degree of industrialization, pollution, and other confounding factors; correlations of national fat intake and breast cancer rates may indicate an underlying cause other than the fat itself. And none of the epidemiological studies that have investigated the role of fat consumption in breast cancer have considered the role of chemical contaminants that concentrate in the fat, including organochlorines.
Just as identified risk factors account for only a small portion of breast cancer incidence, the epidemic increases in incidence of the disease are not explained by changes in these factors. Changes in diet, reproductive habits, and contraceptive use may have contributed but do not explain the entire increase.
Researchers have begun to suspect that exposure to "zeno-estrogens"-industrial, agricultural, and pharmaceutical chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body-may play an important role in the increasing incidence rates of cancer of the breast and certain other sites and reproductive and development impairment. Environmental factors that cause genetic mutations or suppress the immune system may also be important.
Organochlorines: Priority Poisons
The evidence indicates that carcinogenic and hormonally-active chemicals in the environment may play a significant role in breast cancer. Among the suspects are the organochlorines, a class of industrial chemicals made from chlorine and carbon-based organic matter. Although these chemicals were first produced around the turn of the century, production did not reach a large scale until the decades following World War II. Now, the chemical industry produces about 40 million tons of chlorine annually.
Organochlorines include such highly persistent and toxic substances as dioxin, DDT, PCBs, the ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), plus thousands of lesser known chemicals. Almost 80 percent of all chlorine is used in the chemical industry to produce PVC (vinyl) and other plastics, pesticides, industrial solvents and other chemicals; use of chlorine bleach in the pulp and paper industry is another important use, while much smaller amounts are used to disinfect wastewater and drinking water. Incinerators that burn chlorine-containing trash and hazardous wastes are an additional source of organochlorine discharges to the environment.
Many organochlorines persist in the environment for decades or even centuries. Many also accumulate in the tissues of living things, multiplying in concentration as they move up the food chain. Over the decades, they have built to higher and higher levels in the ecosystem, in the food chain, and in the bodies of wildlife and people. Industrial organochlorines can now be found in ecosystems absolutely everywhere on the planet-in the deep oceans, in Arctic polar bears, in Antarctica.
Organochlorines also now contaminate the bodies of all people: 177 organochlorines have been found in the tissues and fluids of people in North America, including a wide range of pesticides, solvents, chemical by-products, and other compounds. Hundreds more organochlorines are known to be present but have not yet been individually identified.
Organochlorines tend to be very toxic, often in tiny doses. Effects include reproductive and developmental impairment, hormonal disruptions, genetic mutations, cancer, birth defects, immune suppression, neurological and behavioral toxicity, and damage to the liver, kidneys, skin.
A growing body of evidence indicates that organochlorine pollution is already severe enough to be a major hazard to the health of people and wildlife. Organochlorines have been linked to large-scale hormonal disruptions, population declines, infertility and other reproductive problems, birth defects, impaired development, neurological and behavioral alteration, immune suppression and some types of cancer among people and wildlife.
Organochlorines are not the only widespread, toxic, or carcinogenic pollutants in the environment. Nor are they the only ones that may contribute to breast cancer. Organochlorines are a priority for phase-out, however, for two reasons. First, they tend to dominate officials lists of priority pollutants, typically making up half or more of chemicals of concern, precisely because they tend to be so persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic, and widespread.
Second, organochlorines are preventable: alternatives are available now for all major uses of chlorine. This report focuses on organochlorines not because they are the only cause of breast cancer, but because they may be an important one and they are highly preventable.
Organochlorines and Breast Cancer
Several lines of evidence suggest that organochlorines contribute to breast cancer among the general population.
1) Experimental evidence. Hundreds of organochlorines have been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals and/or humans. Of the thousands that have not yet been tested, at least some are likely to turn out to be carcinogenic, as well.
2) At least 16 organochlorines or groups of organochlorines have been found specifically to cause mammary cancers in laboratory animals, despite the fact that only a few have been tested for this effect. Some are pesticides-such as DDT, aldrin, dieldrin, and chlordane-that have already been restricted but remain common environmental contaminants and are still used in other nations. But other organochlorines identified as mammary carcinogens are still in common use, including the following:
- Atrazine: one of the most widely-used herbicides in North America and Europe and an extremely common contaminant of groundwater and surface water;
- Vinyl chloride, ethylene dichloride, and vinyledene chloride: feedstocks for the common plastics polyvinyl chloride (PVC, or vinyl) and polyvinylidene chloride (Saran wrap);
- Methylene chloride: a common solvent and paint-stripper;
- Dichlorobenzidines, dichloropropane and trichloro-propane: intermediates used in the chemical industry to produce dyes and other chemicals.
3) Most organochlorines have not been tested for a link to breast cancer; it is likely that some of these, particularly those that are structurally or toxicologically similar to those already identified as mammary carcinogens, will turn out to cause the same effect.
4) Biological mechanisms. Recent research into the behavior of organochlorines in the body shows how these chemicals could contribute to breast cancer in people. Organochlorines have been shown to cause genetic mutations, suppress the immune system, and disrupt the body's natural controls on cell growth and replication.
Some organochlorines are known to be "hormonally active": they mimic or otherwise disrupt the natural action of the body's natural sex hormones, including estrogen. Since estrogen is a known risk factor for breast cancer, chemicals that act like estrogen are also likely to increase risk of the disease. Exposures to these chemicals during adulthood may cause estrogen-like effects and promote breast cancer. And in utero exposure to hormonally active chemicals can cause lifelong changes in the endocrine system that may lead to breast cancer risk many years later.
5) Breast cancer in women with high exposures. Women exposed to higher-than-normal levels of synthetic chemicals-including organochlorines-have been found to have significantly elevated rates of breast cancer. These groups include women chemical industry workers exposed to dioxin, women living near hazardous waste sites, women chemists, and women workers exposed to chlorinated and non-chlorinated solvents.
6) Tissue studies. Important new research has linked organochlorines to breast cancer risk among women from the general population-those with no unusual chemical exposures. Several studies have found a relationship between the levels of certain organochlorines in a woman's blood, fat, or breast tissues and her risk of breast cancer. Women with the highest concentrations of certain organochlorine pesticides in their bodies have been found to have breast cancer risks 4 to 10 times higher than women with lower levels. If future research confirms that the effect of these chemicals is indeed that strong, organochlorines would be among the most important breast cancer risk factors ever identified.
7) The case of Israel. In Israel, national policies to ban organochlorines appear to have helped reduce breast cancer rates. Until the mid-1970s, both breast cancer rates and contamination levels by several organochlorine pesticides were among the very highest in the world. Following an aggressive phase-out program of those chemicals, contamination levels dropped to the levels found in other countries, and breast cancer mortality quickly followed, dropping to a rate similar to that in other nations. This decline, which was distributed across age groups in a "dose-response" pattern, is especially notable, given the rapid increases in breast cancer that were taking place in other nations during the same period. Further, all other dietary and reproductive risk factors in Israel actually grew worse during the period in question.
8) Related effects in people and wildlife. Emerging evidence implicates global organochlorine contamination in an array of other health effects among humans and wildlife. Current contaminants levels are in the range at which hormonal disruptions and other effects are known to occur. Exposure to these compounds has been linked to infertility, reproductive failure, developmental impairment, immune suppression, and possible other cancers-notably testicular cancer-among marine mammals, other species of fish and wildlife, and humans. If environmental levels of organochlorines are high enough to cause these effects, it is plausible that they are also high enough to cause breast cancer.
9) Trends in breast cancer incidence rates are consistent with increasing contamination by organochlorines. Industrialized nations, with more severe pollution, also tend to have much higher breast cancer rates than less industrialized countries.
Proof or Precaution: When Do We Act?
Do these studies PROVE that organochlorines are causing increased breast cancer rates? If proof is defined as evidence, beyond any doubt, of a cause-effect link between individual chemicals and the disease, in which all possible confounding influences have been eliminated, the answer is no.
But this standard of proof will never be fulfilled, because of the complex reality of global chemical contamination and the limited tools available to epidemiologists and toxicologists. It is unethical, irresponsible and unrealistic to require strict proof, because such an approach takes preventative action only after irreversible damage to health and the environment have taken place.
We need a new standard of proof. In the fields of health and environmental protection, the Precautionary Principle should be the basis for evaluating scientific information and formulating public policy.
The Precautionary Principle requires preventive action and places the burden of proof on those who would cause pollution rather than on those who would prevent it. Because we cannot predict the precise impacts that chemicals will have on the environment and on human health, the Precautionary Principle requires that we err on the side of caution. We should not wait for scientific proof of harm before we take action: the use and discharge of chemicals that MAY cause harm should be avoided. The precautionary framework allows us to take action to prevent disease before it is too late.
Many National governments, including that of the U.S., have agreed in international fora, such as the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), that precautionary, preventive action must be taken when there is reason to believe that harm may occur, without waiting for scientific proof of cause-effect relationships. Many governments that have committed to this approach, however, have yet to put action behind their words.
There is no reason to dismiss scientific evidence linking pollution to human health impacts simply because it does not reach the level of formal scientific proof. Rather, we should take a holistic approach to the data on the characteristics of chemical classes, and studies on laboratory animals, wildlife, and humans. The precautionary framework considers the effects of chemical mixtures, accepts the limits of epidemiological and toxicological studies to untangle cause-effect linkages, admits information that may be indirect or suggestive, and applies evidence from one species or disease to another, when appropriate. The Precautionary approach evolved from the recognition that even the most sophisticated environmental impact assessment models cannot cope with the diversity, quantity and complexity of chemical compounds and of environmental and human biological processes.
Seen in such a framework, the studies presented in this report indicate that organochlorines are likely to contribute to breast cancer rates in the general population. This does not mean that organochlorines play their role in isolation; presumably, they have acted in combination with other changing risk factors to produce the increasing breast cancer rates now apparent across the world. Nor does it mean that every single organochlorine contributes to breast cancer; current evidence implicates many individual organochlorines, and it is likely that at least some of the thousands more that have not yet been investigated will also turn out to be involved as well. Many organochlorines that do not contribute to breast cancer can cause other health effects in people and wildlife.
Research should continue to further identify the relationship between breast cancer, organochlorines, and other risk factors. But enough is known now to justify action to protect women's health: no further organochlorine pollution should be permitted.
Recommendations: Phasing-Out Chlorine and Organochlorine
There is more than enough evidence to conclude that the class of organochlorines may pose serious hazards to health and the environment: members of this class tend to be toxic, persistent, and/or bioaccumulative and to produce even more dangerous organochlorine by-products at some point during their life-cycles. The Precautionary Principle-and common sense-thus requires that the burden of proof be reversed and that organochlorines be phased out. A phase-out of the production, use and discharge of these chemicals into the environment should begin immediately.
It would take centuries to phase-out the thousands of organochlorines in commerce on a chemical-by-chemical basis. Further, organochlorines are never made in isolation but are always formed in complex mixtures of products and by-products, so there is no effective way to regulate them one-by-one. Phase-outs should focus not on individual chemicals but on the major industrial sectors and processes that use and produce these compounds. Chlorine-free alternatives are available now for all major uses of chlorine, including PVC and other chlorinated plastics, chlorinated bleaches, pesticides, solvents, disinfectants, and chemical intermediates.
Several international bodies have already concluded that organochlorines should be phased-out as a class, including the International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes-a bi-national advisory body to the U.S. and Canadian governments-and the Paris Commission on Land Based Sources of Pollution to the North Atlantic, a ministerial convention of fifteen European nations. The IJC recommended that the U.S. and Canadian governments begin a scheduled phase-out of industrial processes that use chlorine and organochlorines begun in the U.S. and Canada. The parties to the Paris Commission agreed that discharges of organohalogens should be reduced with the aim of their elimination and that measures should be adopted to prohibit the use of organohalogens and substitute alternative processes and substances where those compounds are now produced and used.
The emerging evidence on the relationship between organochlorine contamination and breast cancer provides compelling new support for these calls to phase-out chlorine and related chemicals. A public health policy that emphasizes dis-ease prevention must lead to environmental policies that prohibit environmental discharges of dis-ease-causing chemicals, particularly organochlorines.
Kamis, 27 November 2008
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution the release of the acid carbon dioxide (CO2) from human activities has resulted in atmospheric CO2 concentrations that have increased from approximately 280 to 385 parts per million (ppm). The atmospheric concentration of CO2 is now higher than experienced on Earth for at least the last 800,000 years and probably over 20 million years, and is expected to continue to rise at an increasing rate, leading to significant temperature increases in the atmosphere and oceans in the coming decades. The oceans have absorbed approximately 525 billion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or about one third of the anthropogenic carbon emissions released. This absorption has benefited humankind by significantly reducing the greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere and minimizing some of the impacts of global warming. However, the ocean's uptake of carbon dioxide is having negative impacts on the chemistry and biology of the oceans. Hydrographic surveys and modeling studies have revealed that the chemical changes in seawater resulting from the absorption of carbon dioxide are lowering seawater pH. The pH of ocean surface waters has already decreased by about 0.1 units from an average of about 8.21 to 8.10 since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Estimates of future atmospheric and oceanic carbon dioxide concentrations, based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) CO2 emission scenarios and coupled ocean-atmosphere models, suggest that by the middle of this century atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could reach more than 500 ppm, and near the end of the century they could be over 800 ppm. This would result in an additional surface water pH decrease of approximately 0.3 pH units by 2100.
The ocean absorbs approximately 1/3rd of the CO2 emitted to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels (1). However, this valuable service comes at a steep ecological cost - the acidification of the ocean. As CO2 dissolves in seawater, the pH of the water decreases, which is called "acidification".
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, ocean pH has dropped globally by approximately 0.1 pH units.
Past and present variability of marine pH. Future predictions for years shown on the right-hand side of the figure are model-derived values based on IPCC mean scenarios. From Pearson and Palmer (2), adapted by Turley et al. (3) and from the Eur-Oceans Fact Sheet No. 7, "Ocean Acidification - the other half of the CO2 problem", May 2007 (4).
While these pH levels are not alarming in themselves, the rate of change is cause for concern. To the best of our knowledge, the ocean has never experienced such a rapid acidification. By the end of this century, if concentrations of CO2 continue to rise exponentially, we may expect to see changes in pH that are three times greater and 100 times faster than those experienced during the transitions from glacial to interglacial periods. Such large changes in ocean pH have probably not been experienced on the planet for the past 21 million years (5).
When the acid CO2 reacts with seawater, the reduction in alkaline seawater pH also reduces the availability of alkalizing carbonate ions, which play an important role in shell formation for a number of marine organisms such as corals, marine plankton, and shellfish. This phenomenon, which is commonly called "ocean acidification," could have profound impacts on some of the most fundamental biological and geochemical processes of the sea in coming decades. Some of the smaller calcifying organisms are important food sources for higher marine organisms. Declining coral reefs due to increases in temperature and decreases in carbonate ion would have negative impacts on tourism and fisheries. Abundance of commercially important shellfish species may also decline and negative impacts on finfish may occur. This rapidly emerging scientific issue and possible ecological impacts have raised serious concerns across the scientific and fisheries resource management communities.
When CO2 dissolves in seawater, it forms carbonic acid, which releases hydrogen ions into solution. Acidity is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration in the water, where an increase in hydrogen leads to an increase in acidity (and a decrease in the pH scale used to quantify acidity). These hydrogen ions then combine with carbonate ions in the water to form bicarbonate. Carbonate ions are the basic building blocks for the shells of many marine organisms. Thus the formation of bicarbonate through this chemical reaction removes carbonate ions from the water, making them less available for use by organisms. The combination of increased acidity and decreased carbonate concentration has implications for many functions of marine organisms, many of which we do not yet fully understand.
The details of the reactions look like this:
When CO2 dissolves in seawater, carbonic acid is produced via the reaction:
This carbonic acid dissociates in the water, releasing hydrogen ions and bicarbonate:
The increase in the hydrogen ion concentration causes an increase in acidity, since acidity is defined by the pH scale, where pH = -log [H+] (so as hydrogen increases, the pH decreases). This log scale means that for every unit decrease on the pH scale, the hydrogen ion concentration has increased 10-fold.
One result of the release of hydrogen ions is that they combine with any carbonate ions in the water to form bicarbonate:
This removes carbonate ions from the water, making it more difficult for organisms to form the CaCO3 they need for their shells.
The oceans are not, in fact, acidic, but slightly basic.
Acidity is measured using the pH scale, where 7.0 is defined as neutral, with higher levels called "basic" and lower levels called "acidic".
Historical global mean seawater values are approximately 8.16 on this scale, making them slightly basic.
To put this in perspective, pure water has a pH of 7.0 (neutral), whereas household bleach has a pH of 12 (highly basic) and battery acid has a pH of zero (highly acidic).
However, even a small change in pH may lead to large changes in ocean chemistry and ecosystem functioning. Over the past 300 million years, global mean ocean pH values have probably never been more than 0.6 units lower than today (6). Ocean ecosystems have thus evolved over time in a very stable pH environment, and it is unknown if they can adapt to such large and rapid changes.
Figure reproduced from the Pew Charitable Trust Policy Brief "Carbon Dioxide and Our Ocean Legacy", by Feely, Sabine, and Fabry (7).
What can we expect in the future ?
Based on the emissions scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and general circulation models, we may expect a drop in ocean pH of about 0.4 pH units by the end of this century, and a 60% decrease in the concentration of calcium carbonate, the basic building block for the shells of many marine organisms (8).
Changes in atmospheric CO2 under the "business as usual" scenario to the year 2100 and associated changes in ocean pH and carbon chemsitry. Adapted from Wolf-gladrow et al., 1999 (9).
Today, the surface ocean is saturated with respect to calcium carbonate (including its several mineral forms, i.e., high-magnesium calcite, aragonite, and calcite), meaning that under present surface conditions these minerals have no tendancy to dissolve and that there is still enough calcium and carbonate ions available for marine organisms to build their shells or skeletons. Colder and deeper waters are naturally undersaturated with respect to calcium carbonate, where the water is corrosive enough to dissolve these minerals. The transition between saturated surface waters and undersaturated deep waters is called the saturation horizon. Because of the increase in CO2 entering into the ocean from the atmosphere, the saturation horizons for calcium carbonate have shifted towards the surface by 50-200 meters compared with their positions before the industrial revolution (10). This means that the zone occupied by undersaturated deep waters is growing larger and the zone occupied by the saturated surface waters is growing smaller.
By 2050, this saturated surface zone will begin to completely disappear in some areas of the ocean. High-latitude surface waters, already naturally low in calcium and carbonate ion concentration, will be the first to have undersaturated surface waters with respect to aragonite, with undersaturations for the calcite phase of calcium carbonate expected to follow 50-100 years later (11).
The figure below by Feely et al. (12) shows aragonite saturation levels from before the industrial revolution to 2100 and how these saturation levels affect the growth of both shallow and deep corals (models based on the work of Orr et al., 2005, (11)). Before the industrial revolution, we see large bands of the tropical ocean that are optimal for growth. By 2040, these same bands are only adequate, and by 2100 most areas are only marginal at best.
Many scientists believe that stabilizing atmospheric CO2 concentration at 550 parts per million (ppm) may avoid the worst impacts from climate change. Atmospheric concentration of CO2 is currently ~380 ppm and, if no precautionary action is taken, is expected to reach 550 ppm by the middle of this century. However, if we consider the impacts of CO2 on ocean chemistry and ecosystems rather than on climate considerations alone, there are strong arguments to be made for a lower stabilization target of 450 ppm.
In order to prevent changes that would lead to undersaturation of aragonite and put marine ecosystems at risk, it has been suggested that the average pH of surface waters should be prevented from dropping by more than 0.2 units below the pre-industrial value. Stabilization of atmospheric CO2 concentrations at 450 ppm by the year 2100 would lead to a pH decrease of about 0.17; stabiliztaion at 540 ppm by the year 2100 would lead to a decrease of 0.23 pH units. With stabilization at 450 ppm, about 7% of the Southern Ocean will still become undersaturated with respect to aragonite. At 550 ppm, about half of the Southern Ocean will be undersaturated (13, 14, 15).
(1) Sabine, C.L., et al. (2004), The Oceanic Sink for Anthropogenic CO2, Science, v305, 367-371.
(2) Pearson, P. and M. Palmer (2000), Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations over the past 60 million years, Nature, 406, 695 - 699.
(3) Turley, C., et al. (2006), Reviewing the Impact of Increased Atmospheric CO2 on Oceanic pH and the Marine Ecosystem, in Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change, 65-70, Cambridge University Press.
(4) Eur-Oceans Fact Sheet No. 7 (2007), "Ocean Acidification - the other half of the CO2 problem".
(5) Priorities for Research on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World (2004) from the international science symposium The Ocean in a High-CO2 World.
(6) Caldeira, K. and M.E. Wickett (2003), Anthropogenic carbon and ocean pH, Nature, 425, 365.
(7) The Pew Charitable Trust Science Brief (2006), "Carbon Dioxide and Our Ocean Legacy", by R.A. Feely, C.L. Sabine, and V.J. Fabry.
(8) Feely, R.A. et al. (2004), Impact of Anthropogenic CO2 on the CaCO3 System in the Oceans, Science, v305, 362-366.
(9) Wolf-Gladrow et al. (1999) Direct effects of CO2 concentration on growth and isotopic composition of marine plankon. Tellus B, 51, 461-476.
(10) Doney, S.C. (2006), The Dangers of Ocean Acidification, Scientific American, 58-65.
(11) Orr, J.C. et al. (2005), Anthropogenic ocean acidification over the twenty-first century and its impact on calcifying organisms, Nature, 437, 681-686.
(12) Feely, R.A., J. Orr, V.J. Fabry, J.A. Kleypas, C.L. Sabine, and C. Landgon (2006): Present and future changes in seawater chemistry due to ocean acidification. AGU Monograph on "The Science and Technology of Carbon Sequestration," in press.
(13) The Future Oceans - Warming up, Rising High, Turning Sour (2006), A Special Report of the German Advisory Council on Global Change.
(14) Cao, L. and K. Caldeira (2007), Ocean acidification and atmospheric CO2 stabilization, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 34, L05607, doi: 10.1029/2006GL028605.
(15) Caldeira, K. and M.E. Wickett (2005), Ocean model predictions of chemistry changes from carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere and ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C09S04, doi: 10.1029/2004JC002671.
Rabu, 26 November 2008
We need to understand that cancer is not the cell but an acidic environmental, metabolic, and/or a dietary liquid. With this understanding we can then stop treating the cells or the encapsulated cells that form the tumor and start treating the fluids that surround the cells of the body.
All cancers of the cell(s) or tissue(s) is a dis-ease of the fluids not a dis-ease of the cell(s) or tissue(s). Cancer is a four letter word - ACID! Cancer is a systemic condition that expresses itself in the weakest parts of the body. Cancer is not a localized cellular condition that metastasizes but a systemic acidic condition that localizes. Given time the tumor like the scab will disappear in a proper alkaline environment. Tumors of the breast are encapsulated acidic cells. Given time in an alkaline environment breast tumors will crystallize or harden, breakdown and disappear as new healthy tissue reappears. This is the case for any tumor wherever it may be found in the body, i.e., the lung, brain, liver, pancreas, etc.
The treatment for any cancerous condition to be ultimately successful must focus on the environment - the fluids around the cell(s) that make up the affected tissue(s) and not the cell(s) or tissue(s) themselves. A cancerous condition is what is happening to the cell(s) and tissue(s) and is not the cause but the affect of an acidic toxic environment.
So Can Breast Cancer Disappear?
One study shows some cancers detected by mammograms can regress on their own. The American Cancer Society Disagrees. Dr. Robert O. Young agrees that cancerous tumors, like the scab, can and do disappear in the proper alkaline environment.
Nov. 24, 2008 -- Can breast cancer disappear? The question may sound ridiculous, but some breast cancers detected on mammography may have spontaneously disappeared if they had not been found and treated, according to a team of researchers from Norway and Dartmouth Medical School.
But a spokesman for the American Cancer Society calls that conclusion an "overreaching leap in logic" and stresses that the benefits of regular mammograms far outweigh the potential harms.
"Some breast cancers will not continue to behave as cancers, even though they look like cancer under the microscope, and they grow and reach a size where they can be detected on mammograms," Jan Maehlen, MD, PhD, a study co-author, tells WebMD. "But if they had been left intact [instead of treated after detection], some will stop growing and shrink and disappear over a course of perhaps two years."
He calls these growths "pseudo-cancers." Even so, Maehlen says, "the message for women is go to screening."
In the study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Maehlen's team looked at breast cancer rates among women in Norway, all ages 50 to 64, who had a single mammogram or three mammograms.
The multiple-screened group included nearly 120,000 women, screened three times between the years 1996 and 2001. The comparison group included nearly 110,000 women, screened once at the end of the observation period.
After the final screening, breast cancer rates were 22% higher in the multiple-screened group. While 1,909 of every 100,000 women in the multiple-screened group had breast cancer, 1,564 of every 100,000 women in the comparison group screened only once did.
Breast Cancer Screening
Maehlen's team concludes that some breast cancers detected by repeat mammograms would not persist at the end of six years, because the total incidence of breast cancer among the comparison group never equaled that of the regularly screened group.
"Breast cancer screening is a two-sided sword," Maehlen says. "Our results shift the balance towards harm and away from benefits. On one hand, a malignant tumor may be detected and treated somewhat earlier and this may decrease the risk to die by a few percent. On the other hand there is a considerable risk that a screening-detected lesion is a pseudo cancer."
He says the results imply that as many as two out of three screenings detected lesions -- including invasive cancers and the noninvasive ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) -- may be pseudo cancers.
Maehlen expects the conclusion to spark debate. "The majority of the people in the field would be skeptical," he says.
As to which women might be more likely to have breast cancers that spontaneously regress, Maehlen says that is not known. "It could be the immune system is the cause for the disappearance of some cancers," he says, presumably with the healthiest immune systems most likely to fight off cancers.
Or, he says, it could depend on the biology of the individual cancer as to whether it regresses.
The American Cancer Society took issue with the thinking that cancer may regress on its own. "The conclusion that more than 1 in 5 invasive breast cancers is destined to regress without incident if not detected by mammography [the 22% figure cited in the study] is nothing more than an overreaching leap in logic," Robert A. Smith, PhD, director of cancer screening for the American Cancer Society, says in a prepared statement.
Other studies have found that "over-diagnosis" -- not the same as regression -- probably occurs in less than 5% of all screen-detected cancer cases if it exists at all, Smith says.
He says the benefits of regular mammograms far outweigh any limitations, such as false-positive results and "possibly a small rate of over-diagnosis."
The study has weaknesses, but also strengths, says Robert Kaplan, PhD, the Wasserman Distinguished Professor and chair of the department of health services at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health, in an editorial accompanying the study.
As a result, he writes, "the findings should not be dismissed."
The study, Kaplan says, points out how little experts know about the natural history of breast cancer.
The concept of breast cancer spontaneously regressing is worth further study, Kaplan writes.
To learn more about the acidic cause of ALL cancerous conditions may I suggest the following:
The pH Miracle by Dr. Robert and Shelley Young
The pH Miracle for Weight Loss by Dr. Robert and Shelley Young
Sick and Tired by Dr. Robert and Shelley Young
The pH Miracle for Cancer CD's by Dr. Robert O. Young
The Harvard Lecture by Dr. Robert O. Young
The pH Miracle DVD by Dr. Robert and Shelley Young
The Sexy Crazy Cancer DVD
Dropping A Ton and Having Fun - Cancer Made Simple produced by Mr. Rick Larenzi. To be released 2009
and dietary conditions (called diseases by allopathic
medicine) for which I have given new names:
1) "Traveler's Acidic Consequence" is a result of the
sum total consumption and behaviors of a traveler
during their more unusual or somewhat different
from normal lifestyle than when they were not traveling.
A typical traveler's day will upset one's normal
metabolism and digestive habits. They eat and
drink different foods at different times and different
volumes than usual, which creates an over-acidic state
and a need for more alkaline buffers (bicarbonates like
pHour salts) leading to indigestion, nausea, acid reflux,
heartburn, belching, flatulence, vomiting, constipation,
dehydration and further problems of acidity,
depending on the degree of irregularity.
"Traveler's Acidic Consequence" is commonly blamed by
allopathic medical science on a particular site on
the traveler's path as if he/she caught something.
This current medical ideology is based on
Pasteur's germ theory and is a scientific myth/illusion.
The true cause of this condition is the result of the
traveler's acidic dietary choices and the lack of
alkaline hydration, nutrition and hygiene that can
result in this over-acidic condition. All the above
symptoms is the body in preservation mode trying its
best to reestablish the alkaline pH of the internal
environment at 7.365 to 7.4.
2) Holiday Season - "I Ate and Drank Too Much "S!!!"
Dis-Ease" is a result of the sum total consumption
and behaviors of a person during the Holiday season
eating and drinking everything in site from "swine to
wine." This over indulgence may cause belching and
flatulence and eventual heart burn, acid reflux,
nausea, constipation and even brain, breast, lung,
liver and bowel parasites for which medical science
will often prescribe the purple pill. This Holiday
Season condition may then lead to the third Holiday
Season consequence -
3) "Holiday Season Food Drunk" is a result of over-eating
and over-drinking acidic foods and liquids and then falling
into a drunken state on the sofa or bed for several hours or
even days to sleep off all the acidity. Falling asleep
after a heavy Holiday meal is a common occurrence for
acid over-eaters and acid drinkers.
4) "Holiday Season Influenza" (The Flu) is a result of the
sum total consumption and behaviors of a person during
a so-called Holiday acidic feasting. A person will consume
acidic foods and drinks that they may not know or know
that are not healthy or alkalizing, i.e., more sugar or
sugar substitutes than normal, alcohol, meats (especially
the tape and flukd worm favorites such as pork, beef,
turkey, chicken and fish (especially raw fish) and much
of this at greater volumes than normal. This person becomes
detrimentally influenced physically and emotionally
by Holiday acidic foods and drinks.
According to medical savants, "Holiday Season Influenza"
is commonly blamed on a particular virus contracted from
another person(s) and not from acidic lifestyle and
dietary choices of that person. Like the acidic traveler,
a person chooses to consume on their own as many acidic
foods and drinks during the Holiday Season and as a result
are suffering from the consequences of their poor dietary
acidic choices -- not from some phantom (does not exist)
flu virus! The flu is nothing more than the body
increasing body temperature to improve circulation to
remove excess acidity through perspiration, respiration, defecation and urination.
Also, please keep in mind it doesn't take either
traveling or Holidays for someone to express the
symptoms of "Traveler's Acidic Consequence,"
and/or "I Ate and Drank Too Much S!!! Disease,"
and/or "Holiday Season Food Drunk," and/or "Holiday
Season Influenza." All you need to do is consume
excessive amounts of acidic meats (especially pork,
turkey and chicken), chocolate, ice cream, cake,
alcohol or other acidic mind boggling thrillers.
Any of these four non-contagious lifestyle and
dietary conditions can happen anytime during the
year. But,the Holiday Season seems to be the
time when most people over-indulge in highly acidic
lifestyles and diets!
This coming Holiday Season may you resolve not to
succumb to the acidic choices that lead to "Traveler's
Acidic Consequence," or "I Ate and Drank Too Much
S!!! Dis-ease," "Holiday Season Food Drunk" and/or
"Holiday Season Influenza."
In love and healing alkaline light,
Dr. Robert O. Young
PS This year before sitting down to a highly
acidic Holiday Season meal, watch the following
youtube video. You cannot kill parasites with
heat. All you can do is put them to sleep and risk
them waking up inside your body. Also, watching
this video might change your mind about eating that
Thanksgiving ham or even urine laced turkey. It is
by no coincidence that turkey and chicken are
referred to as "foul." Birds like turkey and
chicken have no urinary tract system and are
therefore more likely to adsorb their own urine.
But, that's what makes them so juicy.
PSS I hope we can all learn to take responsibility for
our own lifestyle and dietary choices and the
consequences we may experience rather then blaming it or
transferring personal responsibility to a phantom or
harmless virus - like the Flu virus, Ebola virus,
HIV virus, HPV virus, West Nile virus, Bird flu virus,
and the list goes on and on and on! So-called Viruses DO
NOT cause sickness or disease - our lifestyle and diet
choices do! You do health by making healthy choices or
you do sickness and disease by making unhealthy lifestyle
and dietary choices. Making acidic lifestyle and dietary
choices the last 3 months of the year will take 10 years
off your life at age 40 and 20 years off your life at
age 80. You can live a healthy and fit life to 100 if
you will make better alkaline lifestyle and dietary
PSSS To learn how to prevent (without an acidic dis-ease
causing vaccine) "Holiday Season Influenza,"
may I suggest watching the following DVD's or listening
to the following CD's:
The pH Miracle - Full version
Shopping with Shelley 1 & 2
Back to the House of Health 2
The pH Miracle for Healthy Weight Loss
The pH Miracle for Men and Women
The pH Miracle for Cancer
The Harvard Lecture
PSSSS Check out our healthy Holiday Gift Packs at: phmiracleliving.com
Senin, 24 November 2008
When Rick started the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet over two years ago he weighed in at over 390 pounds. He has lost approximately 200 pounds in the last two years and has gained a significant amount of muscle weight. He feels great and looks great. His blood has improved and his over-all health and fitness is a reflection of that improvement. We hope to be announcing the release date of this exciting new movie soon. Please go to our website at: www.phmiracleliving to see a trailer on this new health and fitness movie or to sign up for our free newsletter.
And now Part 6, of Rick's interview with Dr. Young . . .
Mr. Rick Laurenzi: Can negative emotions affect the body’s pH? Can negative emotions affect our bodies’ health?
Dr. Robert O. Young: My theory of one sickness and one disease not only considers how your diet affects your physiology but also how your psychology affects your physiology. Your mental state is so critical. Because your mental state, in many ways, if it’s negative, can create more metabolic acids than the food that you’re eating. In fact, you can create two or three times more metabolic acids from your thoughts, your mental state then from ingesting acidic foods, such as dairy or animal protein. So your thoughts are critical. Your thoughts or words do become matter, and can affect your physiology in a negative or positive way. Your thoughts do become biology. And the way that thoughts become biology is as follows: when we have a thought, that thought requires energy to for the brain cells to produce that thought. And as you carrying on that thought you are using energy, and when you are using energy you produce a biological waste product called acid. If the metabolic acids from your thoughts are not properly eliminated through the four channels of elimination of, urination, perspiration, respiration or defecation, then your acids from your thoughts are moved out into our fatty tissues and connective tissues. This leads to all sorts of symtomologies such as lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, muscle pain, fatigue, tiredness, obesity, cancerous breasts, cancerous prostate, indigestion, acid reflux, heart burn, heart attacks, and the list goes on and on. For example let's say you are doing sadness or depression. And you are looping a negative experience in your head. Let's say you are constantly thinking about it, it’s always on our mind, you are worried about what you are thinking. You might say you are feeling emotional. Emotions are energy in motion. When you see someone that’s emotional, they are energetic, either in a positive or negative way. And if they are energetic, they are energy in motion, and they are producing metabolic acids at a high rate. The rate of acid production is greater than someone who’s jogging or working out. So, your thoughts become biology or metabolic acids that can make you sick, tired and fat. When you start producing acids with your thoughts this will activate the alkaline-buffering systems to neutralize the acids. If these acids are not buffered and/or eliminated, they can create serious health challenges in your body. Positive emotions, such as love, peace, hope, faith, and forgiveness, are can all be alkalizing to the blood and tissues. The negative emotions of anger, resentment, and fear - being the most powerful and acidifying of all emotions. The fear of the unknown is probably the most powerful and acidic of them all. Fear is so devastating to the body, even if you’re on an alkaline diet, overcoming a serious health challenge is practically impossible. You might think that The pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet isn't working. It’s always, what else am I not doing? How come I feel the way that I’m feeling? I’m eating the right way, I’m drinking the right water, but I can’t seem to have the type of health and energy that I’m seeking. The reason why is because you are being consumed by your negative acidic thoughts. People have “thought attacks” NOT "heart attacks." There are studies showing that over 80% of all heart attacks are emotionally triggered. People don’t die of a heart attack, they die of a thought attack, that leads to the heart attack.
Mr. Laurenzi: So is it fair to say that negative emotions can affect the way a person feels and heals, if a person is overwhelmed with negative emotions, do they have a fair chance of healing from a degenerative disease, like heart disease, cancer—
Dr. Young: When you are in a negative emotion state, it is just about impossible to heal your serious degenerative condition. But, I will say this: if you are willing to commit to change and begin the process, even if you are not completely out of your state of fear, anger, depression or anger you will begin to alkalize and put more life and energy into your body. When you start feeling better, you know what happens? You start thinking better. When you start thinking better, you start doing better. So, you don’t have to have your emotions under control in order to start losing weight, to start feeling better, because when you start the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet program, you are making a conscious decision to try to do a little better. And, when you get on this healing path that leads back to the house of health, the pH miracle road that leads to the house of health, this gradual process—you start having those little pH miracles, you start feeling better and you start thinking better. And, when you start feeling better and thinking better — all of a sudden, you forget that you are depressed. You forget that you are angry, you forget that you are fearful, you forget what you were fearful about in the first place about, because you feel so good. Your e-motions or energy in motion is finally under control. You are the master of you mind and body because you are living an alkaline lifestyle and diet.
Mr. Laurenzi: If a person is eating 100% alkaline diet and is still overwhelmed by negative emotions, can their body fluids stay alkaline? Can these negative emotions overwhelm a 100% alkaline diet?
Young: If you’re eating an alkaline diet and you’re overwhelmed with negative emotions, thank God you’re eating an alkaline diet or you’d be dead. Your acidic emotions will kill you. But the alkaline diet is the saving grace of all this and the hope that you can hang on and be healthy physically and mentally. You can live without food for forty days, you can live without water for four days, you can live without air for about four minutes, but you cannot live without hope for more than a second. You see, hope is the key, and that’s what the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet will do for you - give you hope. The pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet program gives you the hope you need to breathe better, to start drinking the right kind of water, to start eating the right kind of food, that will lead you back to the right emotions so you can start feeling better.
Mr. Laurenzi: Do emotions have a stronger effect to create body acidity than foods?
Dr. Young: Absolutely! As I have mentioned earlier, your emotions are energy in motion. And when you are consuming energy in your emotions you produce biological waste products called acid. When I have a client that’s in negative acid forming emotions, all the body fluids, including the blood will show a decline in the pH even if this person has been eating an alkaline diet. In order to buffer the acid forming emotions the client will have to hyper-alkalize the blood and then tissues to bring the body back into alkaline balance. When the client is hyper-alkalizing the pH of the urine will increase into the high 8's and 9's. Hyper-alkalization is necessary in order to overcompensate for the negative acidic producing emotions and to bring the body back to health, energy, vitality, hope, peace, harmony and love.
Mr. Laurenzi: Can our emotions cause cancer?
Dr. Young: Absolutely. I have said that cancer is a four letter word - ACID. When you are doing negative acidic emotions, such as anger, revenge, hate, sadness or depression you are creating metabolic acids that can cause ANY and ALL cancerous conditions of the body tissues. If metabolic acids are not removed via urination, perspiration, defecation or respiration then they are delivered to the body tissues. When constant excess acid from negative emotions are poured into the body tissues the body tissues will degenerate causing a cancerous condition. Pharmaceutical companies are creating drugs that may give you the illusion of feeling better but the DO NOT deal with the metabolic acids from negative acidic emotions. This can only lead to more physical and emotional pain.
My Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, John Baird noticed the following article in "Medical Breakthroughs". Referenced article:
John states, "given the importance of "emotions" in cancer or acid causation, etc., John was particularly interested in the unique biochemistry of the "reptilian brain", which includes the Amygdala. Acid or sugar activates the areas of the Amygdala very specifically. John has wonder if the pH Miracle alkaline Lifestyle and diet is not more "calming" to the lower emotions (responses of the reptilian brain) than a drug which "Inactivates the Amygdala...assuming we still find value in sexual attraction, socialization, and attraction to home and hearth (all functions of the Amygdala as much as "fight and flight")."
John further states, "In our attempts to find a drug to treat everything, we (more often than not) create more problems than we eliminate...one step forward and three steps backward. We know that ADHD responds to an alkaline regime....and hyperactivity is an Amygdala function ..so it follows that an alkaline lifestyle would produce less "stress" (really just the fight or flight mechanism by another name) as well."
John is absolutely correct - an alkaline lifestyle and diet is calming to the mind and thus calms the e-motions or "energy in motion. This calming of the Amygdala function produces less "stress." And, with less "stress" you have less "acid." And, with less "acid" you have less sickness and dis-ease.
The Triune Brain (an excellent review)
To learn more about the affect of negative acidic emotions on the brain and body read, The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, by Dr. Robert and Shelley Young.
This is the end of Part 6 of the Rick Larenzi/Dr. Robert O. Young interview. Please let me know if you would like to read more of the interview. You can also go to our website at: www.phmiracleliving.com to watch the trailer on Rick's new documentary called, "Dropping A Ton and Having Fun" or "Cancer Is Simple."
Minggu, 23 November 2008
Unfortunately Dr. Royal Rife, a contemporary medical doctor and scientist and many other savants, including Louis Pasteur did not understand how acid/base is created in the body and how it causes latent tissue acidosis. Welcome to the 21st century and Dr.
Robert O. Young's "New Biology(R)."
How is acid/alkaline/base created in the body?
1) The parietal or cover cells of the stomach split the sodium chloride of the blood. The sodium is used to bind with water and carbon dioxide to form the alkaline salt, sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3. The biochemistry is: H20 + CO2 + NaCl = NaHCO3 + HCL.
2) For each molecule of sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 made in the stomach a molecule of hydrochloric acid or HCL is also made and secreted into the digestive system or stomach (the hydrochloric acid settles into the gastric pits of the stomach while the sodium bicarbonate naturally rises to the surface of the stomach to meet the food for alkalizing) to be eliminate.
3) The chloride ion from the sodium chloride (salt) binds to an acid or proton forming hydrochloric acid or HCL as a waste product of sodium bicarbonate production.
4) When large amounts of acids including HCL enter the stomach from a rich protein meal, acid is withdrawn from the acid-base household. The organism would die if the resulting alkalosis or sodium bicarbonate - NaHCO3 (base flood) or base surplus created by the stomach was not taken up by the alkalophile glands that need these quick bases in order to build up their strong sodium bicarbonate secretions. These glands and organs are the stomach, pancreas, Brunner's glands (between the pylorus and the junctions of the bile and pancreatic ducts) Lieberkuhn's glands in the liver and its bile with its strong acid binding capabilities which it has to produce to alkalize the ingested food or drink.
5) When a rich protein and carbohydrate meal is ingested the stomach begins to manufacture and secret sodium bicarbonate or NHCO3 to alkalize the acids from the food ingested. This causes a loss in the alkaline reserves and an increase in acid and/or HCL found in the gastric pits of the stomach. These acids and/or HCL are taken up by the blood which lowers blood plasma pH. The blood eliminates this increase in gastrointestinal acid by throwing it off into the Pishinger's spaces or extracellular matrix.
6) The space enclosed by these finer and finer fibers is called the Pishinger's space or the extracellular matrix space that contains the fluids that bath and feed each and every cell while carrying away the acidic waste from those same cells. There is no mention of this organ in American physiology text books. There is the extracellular space but no organ mentioned that stores acids from metabolism and diet, like the kidney. I call extracellular matrix an organ and the "pre-kidney."
7) After a rich protein or carbohydrate (sugary) meal, the urine pH becomes alkaline. Protein and sugar nourishment then reacts acidic in the organism not only by the production of sulfuric, phosporhoric, nitric, uric, lactic and acetylaldehyde acids, respectively, but also through the formation and excretion of base in the urine. This is a double loss of bases.
8) During heavy exercise, the resulting lactic acid if not adsorbed by the collagen fibers, the specific acid catchers of the body, the organism or body would die. The total collection of these fibers is the largest organ of the body and is called the colloidal connective tissue organ of SCHADE. NO liquid exchange occurs between the blood and the parenchyma cells, or in reverse, unless it passes through this connective tissue organ. This organ connects, holds everything in our bodies in place. This organ is composed of ligaments, tendons, sinew, and the finer fibers that become the scaffolding that holds every single cell in our bodies in place. When acids are stored in this organ, which includes the muscles, inflammation and pain develop.
That is why I have stated, "acid is pain and pain is acid." You cannot have one without the other. This is the beginning of latent tissue acidosis and the one sickness and one disease.
9) The more acidity, the more acids adsorbed and then absorb to the collagen fibers to be neutralized and the less sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 is taken up by the alkalophile glands. The larger the potential difference between the adsorbed and absorbed acids and the amount of sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 generated with each meal; the more or less alkaline or rich in bases are the alkalophile glands like the pancreas, gallbladder, pylorus glands, blood, etc. The acid binding power of the connective tissue, the blood and the alkalophile glands depends on its alkali reserve which can be determined through blood, urine, and saliva pH, including live and dried blood analysis at taught by Dr. Robert O. Young. The measurement which best determines the alkaline reserves of the body is the saliva pH. When the saliva pH is above 7.2 then the alkaline reserves are sufficient. If the saliva pH is below 7.2 then the alkaline reserves are deficient and the body needs more alkaline food, drink and/or supplements, such as pHour salts, pHlavor salts and puripHy salts.
10) The iso-structure of the blood maintains the pH of the blood by pushing off the dietary and/or metabolic acids into the connective tissue. The blood gives to the urine the same amount of acid that it receives from the tissues and liver so it retains its iso-form. A base or alkaline deficiency is always related to the deterioration of the deposit ability of the connective tissues. As long as the iso-structure of the blood is maintained, the urine, which originates from the blood, remains a faithful reflected image of the acid-base regulation, not of the blood, but of the tissues. The urine therefore is an excretion product of the tissues not the blood. So when you are testing the pH of the urine you are testing the pH of the tissues. So, when your urine pH is over 7.2 then the body tissues are alkaline and healthy. When the pH of the urine is below 7.2 then the body tissues are acidic and unhealthy.
11) A latent "acidosis" is the condition that exists when there are not enough bases in the alkalophile glands because they have been used up in the process of neutralizing the acids adsorbed and then absorbed to the collagen fibers. This leads to compensated "acidosis." This means the blood pH has not changed but other body systems have changed. This can then lead to decompensated "acidosis" where the alkaline reserves of the blood are used up and the pH of the blood is altered. Decompensated "acidosis" can be determined by testing the blood pH, urine pH and the saliva pH. The decrease in the alkaline reserves in the body occurs because of hyper-proteinization, (eating steak, chicken, turkey, pork, and fish!) too much protein and hyper-carbonization, too much sugar. This is why 80 to 90 year old folks are all shrunk up and look like prunes. They have very little or no alkaline reserves in their alkalophile glands. When all the alkaline minerals are gone, so are you and your life battery runs down. The charge of your cellular battery can be measured testing the ORP or the oxidative reduction potential of the blood, urine and saliva using an ORP or electron meter. As you become more acidic this energy potential or ORP decreases.
When electron or energy potential decreases you feel tired and fatigued.
12) If there is not enough base or alkalinity left over after a protein or carbohydrate (surgary) meal, or enough base or alkalinity to neutralize and clear the acids stored in the connective tissues, a relative base deficiency develops which will lead to latent tissue acidosis. When this happens the liver and pancreas are deficient of adequate alkaline juices to ensure proper alkalization of the food in your stomach and small intestine. You are then destined to become sick and tired.
13) Digestion or alkalization cannot proceed without enough of these alkaline juices from the liver and pancreas, etc., so the stomach has to produce more acid in order to make enough base, ad nauseam, and one can develop indigestion, nausea, acid reflux, GERD, ulcers, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer and bowel cancer. All of these symptoms are not the result of too much acid, on the contrary, it is the result of too little base or alkalinity! The ad nauseam is very common during the Holiday Season (October to January) due to the ingestion of an abundance of acidic foods and drinks. The list of these Holiday acidic favorites that can cause ad nauseam includes, ham, turkey, chicken, fish, candy yams, mash potatoes, dressing, gravy, alcohol, and pumpkin pie.
14) The stomach is NOT an organ of digestion as currently taught in ALL biology and medical texts, BUT an organ of contribution or deposit. It's main function is to deposit alkaline juices to the stomach to alkalize the food and to the blood, to carry to the alklophile glands!!!!
15) There is a daily rhythm to this acid base, ebb and flow of the fluids of the body. The stored acids are mobilized from the connective tissues and Pishinger's spaces while we sleep.
These acids reach their maximum (base tide) concentration in this fluid, and thereby the urine at 2am is the most acidic. The acid content of the urine directly reflects the acid content of the fluid in the Pishinger's spaces, the extracellular fluid compartments of the body. On the other hand the Pishinger's spaces become most alkaline around 2pm (the base flood) as then the most sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 is being generated by the cover cells of the stomach to alkalize the food and drink we have ingested.
16) If your urine is not alkaline by 2pm you are definitely in an ACIDIC condition and lacking in alkaline reserves necessary to maintain the alkaline design of the body. This is when sickness and dis-ease is eminent. The ideal pH of the urine should run between 7.2 and 8.4.
17) The free acids formed after a high protein meal such as sulfuric, phosphoric, uric and nitric acids stick to the collagen fibers to remove them from the blood and protect the delicate pH of 7.365. The H+ or proton ions from these acids are neutralized by the next base flood, the sodium bicarbonate produced after the meal. The H+ or proton ion combines with the carbonate or HCO-3, converts to carbonic acid, H2CO3, which converts to CO2 and H2O. The sulfuric and other acids from proteins are neutralized as follows where the HR represents any acid with the R as its acid radical (SO4, PO4, or NO3) HR + NaHCO3 <=> H2O + NaR (Ca, Mg, K)+ CO2.
18) Medical doctors and other savants do not recognize latent tissue acidosis. They recognize compensated acidosis and decompensated acidosis. In compensated acidosis breathing increases in order to blow off more carbonic acid which decreases PCO2 because of the lowered carbonate or HCO3. When the breathing rate can no longer get any faster and when the kidneys can no longer increase their function to keep up with the acid load from an acidic meal or over-exercise or even too much emotional stress, then the blood pH starts to change from a pH of 7.365 to 7.3 then to 7.2. At a blood pH of 6.95 the heart relaxes and the client goes into a coma and then dies.
19) Metabolism of a normal adult diet results in the generation of 50 to 100 meq of H+ or proton or acid per day, which must be excreted if the urine acid-base balance is to be maintained. A meq is a milliequivalent which is an expression of concentration of substance per liter of solution, calculated by dividing the concentration in milligrams per 100 milliliters by the molecular weight. This process involves two basic steps; 1) the reabsorption of the filtered sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 and, 2) excretion of the 50 to 100 meq of H+ or proton produced each day by the formation of titratable acidity and NH4+ or ammonium. Both steps involve H+ or proton or acid secretion from the cells of the kidney into the urine.
20) Sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 must be reabsorbed into the blood stream, since the loss of sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 will increase the net acid load and lower the plasma sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 concentration. The loss of sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 in the urine is equivalent to the addition of hydrogen or H+ or acid to the body, since both are derived from the dissociation of H2CO3 or carbonic acid.
21) The biochemistry is: CO2 + H2O = H2CO3 = HCO3 + H+. The normal subject must reabsorb 4300 meq of sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3 each day! The secreted H+ or proton ions or acids are generated within the kidney cells from the dissociation of H2O or water. This process also results in the equimolar production OH- or hydroxyl ions. The hydroxyl or OH- ions bind to the active zinc-containing site of the intracellular carbonic anhydrase; they then combine with carbon dioxide or CO2 to form bicarbonate or HCO3- ions which are released back into the kidney cells and returned to the systemic circulation. Second, the dietary acid load is excreted by the secretion of H+ or proton ions or acids from the kidney cells into the urine. These H+ or proton ions or acids can do one of two things - the H+ or proton ions or acids can combined with the urinary buffers, particularly HPO4 in a process called titratable acidity. The biochemistry is: H+ + HPO4 = H2PO4 or the phosphate buffering system or the H+ or proton ions can combine with ammonia (NH3) to form ammonium as follows:
NH3 + H+ = NH4.
22) This ammonia is trapped and concentrated in the kidney as ammonium which is then excreted in the urine.
23) In response to body acid load, 36% of the H+ or proton goes intracellular in exchange for the release of Na+ (sodium) into the blood stream. 15% of the acid goes intracellular in exchange for K+ (potassium) - common in diabetics. 6% of the H+ or proton or acid goes directly into the cell to be buffered by intracellular processes. 43% is buffered extracellularly as NaHCO3- or sodium bicarbonate combining with H+ or proton to form H2CO3 or carbonic acid which breaks down to CO2 or carbon dioxide to be released by the lungs. 10% of CO2 or carbon dioxide is excreted through the lungs and 90% is used by the body to reabsorb alkaline minerals and make sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3.
The biochemistry is: CO2 + H2O + NaCl = NaH2CO3 = HCO3 + HCL.
24) Of all the ways the body can buffer metabolic and dietary acids, the excretion of protein (the eating of beef, pork, turkey, chicken and fish) generated acid residues is the only process that does not add sodium bicarbonate back into blood circulation. This creates a loss of bases or alkalinity which is the forerunner latent tissue acidosis and all sickness and disease. In the long run the only way to replace these lost bases is by eating more alkaline electron rich green foods and long chain polyunsaturated fats. A cucumber a day keeps the Doctor away - an apple a day creates more acidity leading to latent tissue acidosis. The best advise I can give is to eliminate ALL sugar in ALL forms. Sugar is acid and is harmful to the body.
25) The Human Body is an acid producing organism by function yet is an alkaline organism by design. Eating animal protein and carbohydrates (sugary foods) are deadly acidic choices - unless you want to be sick and tired.
This "Holiday Season" I hope you will be celebrating your bounteous blessings with family and friends. The following is a story shared with me from Dr. Fred Rossi on how a simple suggestion from a child solved an acidic dangerous problem.
Once, a large truck was driving through one of the busiest tunnels in New York City. The truck was so large; in fact, it got stuck in the tunnel and could not back up or move forward. Eventually, traffic became backed up for miles and miles. Dozens of traffic, accident, bridge, road, and truck experts were on the scene for hours trying to figure out what to do. Just as the situation and the frustration of the experts were beginning to get out of hand, a 10 year old little girl poked her head out of the window and said, "Why don't you just let the air out of the tires." The dilemma was resolved.
THEME: When life and the world are not working out, reassess everything!
There is another theme that I thought of while I was doing my morning run. When we ingest food, like turkey or ham, which do not completely digest - just like the truck that got stuck in the tunnel so the turkey or ham can also get stuck in the tunnels of your intestinal tract. When this happens all the other food you ingest will just start piling up leading to congestion, constipation, bloating, belching, hiccups, flatulence, indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn and even a heart attack. One piece of turkey or ham can create a massive pile-up in your intestines. So what is the simple answer to resolve this problem. The little girl said let some air out of the tire to free the truck that was stuck in the tunnel. But how do you free a piece of turkey or ham stuck in your gut. You can take the air out of the turkey or ham with magnesium oxide. Magnesium oxide will shrink the turkey or ham so it can then be eliminated. Problem solved. No more constipation. No more acid reflux.
So, may I suggest our Young pHorever pHlush which contains magnesium oxide to let the air out of the animal proteins you may ingest during this "Holiday Season." You can thank me later.
Dr. Fred Rossi stated, "even though Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years make up a total of three to four days, most people just call November and December "The Holidays" (often rolling into January 7-14th). Since it is "The Holidays," you become irresponsible and careless. You eat mass quantities, put all sorts of horrible "Holiday" items into your body, exercise less or not at all, miss adjustments, spend too much, and put important things off because after all, it is "The Holidays." In total, you end up with a six through ten week reign of terror on your life, your bank account, and your body."
"If you add to these two months all of the other times you tend to abuse your health like; parties, anniversaries, other "holidays," birthdays, weddings, weekends, secretaries day, etc., you are basically being irresponsible towards your health and many other areas of your life consistently three months out of every year (25% of every year)."
"By the time you are 40 years old, you will have spent 10 years doing serious, possibly irreparable damage to your body, your credit, and your purpose for living. This is another reason why people are supposed to live to 100, but only make 75(25% off)!"
"The Holidays," are a time designated to celebrate the many joys of life, to put others first, and honor God. On the contrary, they have become a time dedicated to shortening life and falling short of your God-given potential. Clearly, it is time to look at "The Holidays" from a new perspective."
"Of the tens of thousands of sick and suffering people I have met, examined, and consulted, not once have I heard one of them say, "I wish I had done less for my health all of these years." What they do say, in every case, is "I wish I had met you years ago," stated Dr. Rossi.
WELL, you have now met me, please take advantage of it. Enjoy the holidays (3/4 days). Yet, keep yourself and your family alive, on purpose, and financially stable in the process!!
DUE TO THE EXTREME EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, AND PHYSICAL STRESS CAUSING INCREASED DIETARY AND METABOLIC ACIDS BROUGHT ON BY "THE HOLIDAYS," PLEASE ADD, DO NOT SUBTRACT FROM YOUR pH MIRACLE LIFESTYLE AND DIET.
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain
Bottom line this "Holiday Season" - get off your acid and go to health with an alkaline lifestyle and diet, I call the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet.
To learn more about the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet go to:
www.phmiracleliving.com and www.articlesofhealth.blogspot.com
Sabtu, 22 November 2008
While some people sleep off their acidic heartburn, others are roused by alarming acidic symptoms. The pain in their chest - is it heartburn or heart attack? The symptoms are similar, but the health consequences differ dramatically.
"We see people in the Emergency Room who think they are only having severe heartburn or experiencing the flu when they are actually having a heart attack," said Nick Zenarosa, M.D., emergency medicine physician on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
If you think you are experiencing heartburn from an over acid meal, Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of Research at the pH Miracle Living Center recommends watching for the following symptoms which are not typical of acid heartburn and could indicate a forthcoming acidic heart attack:
- The body will break into a cold sweat to move acids out through the pores of the skin to prevent a heart attack
- Pain which is also caused by dietary and/or metabolic acids moving from the chest into the jaw, shoulder or arms
- Increased acidic pain when you exert yourself
- Rapid onset of fatigue which is stage 1 acidosis
- Shortness of breath due to sticking blood caused by dietary and/or metabolic acids
- Turning pale which indicates the acids of the meal are preventing proper blood and lymphatic circulation. Also called Rouleau or sticky blood
- Slow or no response of symptoms to pHour salts, mineral salts and puriphy salts or other antacids
- Nausea and possible vomiting due to the increased hydrochloric acid in the stomach from the stomach producing sodium bicarbonate to buffer increased dietary acid.
Keep in mind that the signs of an acid heart attack can be subtle, particularly in women. If you are experiencing any of these signs, coupled with chest pain and/or pain that radiates through your jaw or down your arm, be sure to go to drink a glass of pHour salts. If the pain does not begin to subside then immediately go to the Emergency Room.
Time is of the essence when a person is having an acid attack. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the sooner clot-busting and other artery-opening treatments are started, the more good they will do, and the greater the chances are for survival and a full recovery.
According to Dr. Young, "protect your heart and the alkaline design of your body by minimizing or avoiding all acidic foods and drinks. If you do ingest foods or drinks during the Holiday Season that are acidic make sure you neutralize the acid with sodium bicarbonate or pHour salts. It is the easiest and cheapest way to prevent a heart attack and to maintain the alkaline design of the body."
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Jumat, 21 November 2008
A recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that regular alkaline physical activity can lower a woman's overall risk of a cancerous condition - but only if she gets a good night's sleep. Otherwise, lack of sleep can undermine exercise's cancerous prevention benefits.
"Greater participation in physical activity has consistently been associated with reduced risk of cancer incidence at several sites, including breast and colon cancers," said James McClain, Ph.D., cancer prevention fellow at the National Cancer Institute and lead author of the study. "Short duration sleep appears to have opposing effects of physical activity on several key hormonal and metabolic parameters, which is why we looked at how it affected the exercise/cancer risk relationship."
Even though the most medical savants do not know the exact mechanism of how exercise reduces cancerous risks. Some researchers believe that physical activity's effects on factors including hormone levels, immune function, and body weight may play an important role. According to Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of Research at the pH Miracle Center, "exercise removes the acidic dietary and metabolic fluids that cause ALL cancerous conditions. Cancer is not a cell but a poisonous metabolic or dietary acid - a liquid that spoils the cells that make up our body tissues and organs. This is what causes cancer and exercise removes these dietary and/or metabolic acids through our sweat glands. By removing acids through exercise and then sweating be protect All the organs that sustain life. We prevent a cancerous condition through exercise."
The study examined the link between exercise and cancer risk, paying special attention to whether or not getting adequate sleep further affected a women's cancer risk.
Researchers assessed the association between physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE), sleep duration and incidence of overall, breast, and colon cancer in 5,968 women at least 18 years old with no previous cancer diagnoses. The women completed an initial survey in 1998 and were then tracked through the Washington County Cancer Registry and Maryland State Cancer Registry for nearly 10 years.
The results pointed to a sleep-exercise link. "Current findings suggest that sleep duration modifies the relationship between physical activity and all-site cancer risk among young and middle-aged women," he said.
Out of those 5,968 women, 604 experienced a first incidence of cancer, including 186 breast cancer cases. Women in the upper 50 percent of PAEE showed significantly reduced risk of overall cancer and breast cancer. Among women 65 or younger when surveyed and in the upper half of PAEE, sleeping less than seven hours a day increased overall cancer risk, negating much of the protective effects of physical activity on cancer risk for this group.
The next step, says McClain, would be to confirm current findings and investigate potential mechanisms underlying the interaction between sleep and exercise in order to better understand their roles in cancer prevention.
Research is expanding rapidly on the effect of insufficient and prolonged sleep duration on many health outcomes although few studies have examined the association of sleep duration with cancer risk. This novel study examining the interaction of sleep and physical activity suggests another future focus of research on health behaviors and cancer outcomes.
Dr. Young states, "getting adequate rest is alkalizing and critical in the prevention of any dis-ease, including cancer. When you couple an alkaline lifestyle, with an alkaline diet, with adequate alkaline rest (at least 6 hours for the alkalarian), with alkalizing nutritional supplements, drinking 4 to 5 liters of alkaline water at 9.5 and -150 to -250mV, and finally exercising one hour every day with plenty of sweating. This is the only way to incredible health, energy and vitality and the only way to ultimately prevent ANY cancerous condition."
Kamis, 20 November 2008
"The person who is afraid to alter his or her living habits, and especially his or her eating and drinking habits, because he or she is afraid that other people may regard him or her as eccentric, or fanatic, forgets that the ownership of his or her body belongs to him or her, not them," states Dr. Paul Brunton.