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Health Benefits of MSM: Radiation Prevention and Recovery

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Impact #4: Radiation prevention and recovery The body uses sulfur to create the amino acids methionine, cysteine and taurine.  Each of these protect against radiation such as UV-A and UV-B and radiation from chemo treatments. UV radiation impairs peptide methionine sulfoxide reductase. This protein is ubiquitous and highly conserved. It carries out the enzymatic reduction of methionine sulfoxide to methionine. Human and animal studies have shown the highest levels of expression in kidney and liver. Its proposed function is the repair of oxidative damage to proteins to restore biological activity. In other words, UV radiation damages the production of methionine and sulfur repairs it. It isnʼt that sulfur makes you radiation immune any more than 1 glass of water prevents dehydration. It does mean that your body uses sulfur to maintain proper health and events like radiation exposure, be it sun or otherwise, damage your health. Both cysteine and taurine, amino acids produces with sulfur, protect against radiation though modern science is not yet clears as to why. There are several clinical studies showing this property though all of them state that more studies are necessary. In short, increasing the sulfur in your body increases your likelihood to protect against and recover from UV and X-ray radiation...

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Health Benefits of MSM: Insulin production

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Impact #3: Insulin production Insulin is a protein chain. It includes an alpha side and a beta side and those two sides are bonded via sulfur molecules. MSM is 34% elemental sulfur by weight. Insulin facilitates entry of glucose into muscle, adipose and several other tissues. Insulin stimulates the liver to store glucose in the form of glycogen Insulin decreases the concentration of glucose in blood. Insulin promotes synthesis of fatty acids in the liver. Insulin inhibits breakdown of fat in adipose tissue. Most notably, people with diabetes have an imbalance of how their body creates, regulates and uses...

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Health Benefits of MSM: Microflora

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Impact #2: Microflora In the late 17th century, a Dutch lens grinder lens grinder named Anton van Leeuwenhoek noticed a layer of white scum between his teeth. He mixed some of that gunk with rainwater and then placed it in his microscope. “I found, to my great surprise,” he wrote, “that it contained many small animalcules, the motions of which were very pleasing to behold.” What he was beholding was part of his microbiome, the trillions of microbial cells that cover the inside and outside of the human body. It is only recently that science is learning to understand and appreciate this complex ecosystem. In fact, and it should serve as no surprise to you, the government has launched an investigative project called the Human Microbiome Project. The results of this project, quite possibly, could change the face and understanding of medicine. The New York Times reports: The work is “fantastic,” said Bonnie Bassler, a Princeton University microbiologist who was not involved with the project. “These papers represent significant steps in our understanding of bacteria in human health.” Until recently, Dr. Bassler added, the bacteria in the microbiome were thought to be just “passive riders.” They were barely studied, microbiologists explained, because it was hard to know much about them. They are so adapted to living on body surfaces and in body cavities, surrounded by other bacteria, that many could not be cultured and grown in the lab. Even if they did survive in the lab, they often behaved differently in this alien environment. It was only with the advent of relatively cheap and fast gene sequencing methods that investigators were able to ask what bacteria were present. You might be saying to yourself, “Where do these microbial come from?” The microbiome starts to grow at birth, said Lita Proctor, program director for the Human Microbiome Project. As babies pass through the birth canal, they pick up bacteria from the mother’s vaginal microbiome. Babies born by Caesarean section, Dr. Proctor added, start out with different microbiomes, but it is not yet known whether their microbiomes remain different after they mature. In adults, the body carries two to five pounds of bacteria, even though these cells are minuscule – one-tenth to one-hundredth the size of a human cell. The gut, in particular, is stuffed with them. “The gut is not jam-packed with food; it is jam-packed with microbes,” Dr. Proctor said. “Half of your stool is not leftover food. It is microbial biomass.” But bacteria multiply so quickly that they replenish their numbers as fast as they are excreted. We know that many of you from Voice of Eden deal with, or have dealt with, various health issues. We believe it to be critical that you understand this part of your body’s function that could explain some of your health concerns and even aid in your recovery. Not only do the bacteria help keep people healthy, but they also are thought to help explain why individuals react differently to various drugs and why some are susceptible to certain infectious diseases while others are impervious. When they go awry they are thought to contribute to chronic diseases and conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, even, possibly, obesity. Wired magazine reported in 2011: We’re just beginning to learn the effects our microbiome has on us, but it’s clear that they can be profound. Certain species help digest food and synthesize vitamins; others guide the immune system. Medical researchers have linked obesity, heart disease, and anxiety to properties of the microbiome. In many cases, it’s not the individual species that seem to matter...

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Health Benefits of MSM: Cell Health

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Impact #1: Cell health The human body has roughly 10 trillion cells. This article from Sciencedaily.com explains why each cell needs oxygen. Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered how cells fine-tune their oxygen use to make do with whatever amount is available at the moment. Too little oxygen threatens life by compromising mitochondria that power it, so when oxygen is scarce, cells appear to adjust by replacing one protein with an energy-efficient substitute that “is specialized to keep the motor running smoothly even as it begins to run out of gas,” says Gregg Semenza, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of pediatrics and director of the vascular biology program in the Institute for Cell Engineering at Hopkins. “This is one way that cells maintain energy production under less than ideal conditions.” A report on the work is in the April 6 issue of Cell. “Cells require a constant supply of oxygen,” Semenza says, “so it’s vital for them to quickly react to slight changes in oxygen levels.” The protein-swap is how they do it. In the mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses found in every cell, energy is produced by passing electrons through a series of relay stations called cytochromes until they eventually join with oxygen to form water. This final step is directed by the protein cytochrome coxidase, or COX for short. If electrons react with oxygen before reaching COX, they generate “free radicals” that can damage or destroy cells. The mitochondria are designed to produce energy without excess free radical production at normal oxygen levels. In short this means that if our cells don’t get enough oxygen then they begin to malfunction producing free radicals. Did you catch that second sentence? “Too little oxygen threatens life.” While this may seem intuitive, we tend to think that if we are breathing then we are getting enough oxygen. Getting air into your lungs safely is task #1. From there the lungs transport it into your blood stream and then into your 10 trillion cells. If your cells aren’t healthy or can receive the oxygen you will basically be suffocating your body at the most basic and elemental level. Casinos in Vegas are notorious for pumping pure oxygen onto the casino floors as it helps people feel alive and awake. We need oxygen. So how does sulfur fit into this? Well remember that sulfur is one of the few macro-minerals that transports oxygen right into the cell. It also makes each cell wall more permeable for other nutrients. Hypoxia, or hypoxiation, is a pathological condition in which the body as a whole (generalized hypoxia) or a region of the body (tissue hypoxia, or less commonly regional hypoxia) is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. Variations in arterial oxygen concentrations can be part of the normal physiology, for example, during strenuous physical exercise. A mismatch between oxygen supply and its demand at the cellular level may result in a hypoxic condition. The signs and symptoms of hypoxia can vary between different people, and by how long the symptoms have been present. Some of them include: Dizzyness or fainting (syncope) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) Confusion, lethargy, and/or lack of judgment Headache Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) Elevated respiratory rate (tachypnea) Euphoria and a sense of well-being Tingling, warm sensations Lethargy is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy. We know that many millions of people lack energy. Could it be something so simple as lack of oxygen? The more oxygen you have in your cells the more alive you...

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What does natural health medicine think of DMSO?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Earthclinic.com says: DMSO has been associated with a number of therapeutic benefits, such as for the healing of wounds; its use as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal; softens collagen, helps eliminate hydroxyl free radicals in the body, stimulates the immune system, increases interferon formation, reduces the number of platelet thrombi, and is a potent diuretic. DMSO skin remedies are useful in treating topical fungal infections. Natural medicine uses Some of the benefits of DMSO include: Arthritis Sprains Strains Stroke Angina Heart Attacks Injuries of the Brain and Spinal Chord Infections Keloids Scars Burns Bruises Podiatry Eye problems Headaches Mental Disorders Genitourinary disorders   How does DMSO work? DMSO has a unique ability to pass through cell membranes. It can carry other drugs with it. Besides ferrying other drugs into the body it is used as an topical...

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