Bicarbonate Maple Syrup Cancer Treatment

The bicarbonate maple syrup cancer treatment focuses on delivering natural chemotherapy in a way that effectively kills cancer cells, but significantly reduces the brutal side effects experienced with most standard chemotherapy treatments. In fact, so great is the reduction that the dangers are brought down to zero. Costs, which are a factor for the majority of people, of this particular treatment are nil.

Though this cancer treatment is very inexpensive, do not assume it is not effective. The bicarbonate maple syrup cancer treatment is a very significant cancer treatment every cancer patient should be familiar with, and it can easily be combined with other safe and effective natural treatments.

This cancer treatment is similar in principle to Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). IPT treatment consists of giving doses of insulin to a fasting patient sufficient to lower blood sugar into the 50 mg/dl. In a normal person, when you take in sugar, the insulin levels go up to meet the need of getting that sugar into the cells.

In IPT they are artificially injecting insulin to deplete the blood of all sugar, then injecting the lower doses of toxic chemo drugs when the blood sugar is driven down to the lowest possible value. It is said that during the low peak the receptors are more sensitive and take on medications more rapidly and in higher amounts.

The bicarbonate maple syrup treatment works in reverse to IPT. Roman oncologist Dr. Tullio Simoncini acknowledges that cancer cells gobble up sugar, so when you encourage the intake of sugar it’s like sending in a Trojan horse. The sugar is not going to end up encouraging the further growth of the cancer colonies because the baking soda is going to kill the cells before they have a chance to grow.
Instead of artificially manipulating insulin and thus forcefully driving down blood sugar levels to then inject toxic chemo agents, we combine the sugar with the bicarbonate and present it to the cancer cells, which at first are going to love the present. But not for long!

This treatment is a combination of pure, 100 percent maple syrup and baking soda and was first reported on the site. When mixed and heated together, the maple syrup and baking soda bind together. The maple syrup targets cancer cells (which consume 15 times more glucose than normal cells) and the baking soda, which is dragged into the cancer cell by the maple syrup, being very alkaline, forces a rapid shift in pH—thereby killing the cell.

The actual formula is to mix one part baking soda with three parts maple syrup (pure, 100 percent) in a small saucepan. Stir briskly and heat the mixture for five minutes. Cancer Tutor suggests taking 1 teaspoon daily, but one could probably do this several times a day.

“There is not a tumor on God’s green earth that cannot be licked with a little baking soda and maple syrup.” That is the astonishing claim of controversial folk healer Jim Kelmun who says that this simple home remedy can stop and reverse the deadly growth of cancers. His loyal patients swear by the man they fondly call Dr. Jim and say he is a miracle worker.

“Dr. Jim cured me of lung cancer,” said farmer Ian Roadhouse. “Those other doctors told me that I was a goner and had less than six months to live. But the doc put me on his mixture and in a couple of months the cancer was gone. It did not even show up on the x-rays.”

Dr. Jim discovered this treatment accidentally somewhere in the middle of the last century when he was treating a family plagued by breast cancer. There were five sisters in the family and four of them had died of breast cancer. He asked the remaining sister if there was anything different in her diet, and she told him that she was partial to sipping maple syrup and baking soda.

Since then, reported by a newspaper in Asheville, N.C., Dr. Jim dispensed this remedy to more than 200 people diagnosed with terminal cancer. Amazingly, he claims of that number, 185 lived at least 15 more years and nearly half enjoyed a complete remission of their disease.

When combined with other safe and effective treatments—like transdermal magnesium therapy, iodine, vitamin C, probiotics and other things like plenty of good sun exposure, pure water and clay treatments—we should expect even higher remission rates.

It is very important not to use baking soda which has had aluminum added to it. The Cancer Tutor site reports that the Arm and Hammer® brand does have aluminum, but the company insists that is not true. One can buy a product which specifically states it does not include aluminum or other chemicals. (e.g., Bob’s Red Mill, Aluminum-Free, Baking Soda).
Sodium bicarbonate is safe, extremely inexpensive and unstoppably effective when it comes to cancer tissues. It’s an irresistible chemical—cyanide to cancer cells for it hits the cancer cells with a shock wave of alkalinity—which allows much more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate. Cancer cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. Studies have already shown how manipulation of tumor pH with sodium bicarbonate enhances some forms of chemotherapy.

“The therapeutic treatment of bicarbonate salts can be administered orally, through aerosol, intravenously and through catheter for direct targeting of tumors,” says Dr. Simoncini. “Sodium bicarbonate administered orally, via aerosol or intravenously can achieve positive results only in some tumors, while others—such as the serious ones of the brain or the bones—remain unaffected by the treatment.”

The maple syrup apparently enables and increases penetration of bicarbonate into all compartments of the body, even those which are difficult or impossible to penetrate by other means. These compartments include the central nervous system (CNS), through the blood-brain barrier, joints, solid tumors and perhaps even the eyes. IPT makes cell membranes more permeable and increases uptake of drugs into cells.

The maple syrup will make tissues more permeable, too. It will transport the bicarbonate across the blood-brain barrier and every other barrier in the body for sugar is universally needed by all cells in the body.

The essence of IPT is that it allows cancer drugs to be given in a smaller dose, far less toxic to normal cells, while building up lethally toxic concentrations in cancer cells. Both IPT and bicarbonate maple syrup treatments use the rapid growth mechanisms of the cancer cell against them.

Dr. Jim did not have contact with Dr. Simoncini and did not know that he is the only oncologist in the world who would sustain the combining of sugar with bicarbonate. Dr. Simoncini always directs his patients to dramatically increase sugar intake with his treatments, but has never thought to mix the two directly by cooking them together.

Because his treatments depend on interventionist radiologists who insert catheters to direct the bicarbonate as close to the affected area as possible, or physicians willing to do expensive intravenous treatments, I pushed bicarbonate up into the number six slot in the IMVA cancer protocol. With the discovery of Dr. Jim’s work, bicarbonate comes back into our number three spot right behind magnesium chloride and iodine.

That number three slot for a brief time was held by hemp oil containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The great advantage that maple syrup and bicarbonate treatment has over this type hemp oil is that it is legal, thus easily obtainable. The two together, backed by a solid protocol of other nutritional substances, make winning the war on cancer almost a certainty.

When using these substances it is safer to change one’s vocabulary and not say one is treating and curing cancer. Far better to conceptualize that one is treating the infectious aspect of cancer, the fungus and yeast colonies and the yeast-like bacteria that are the cause of tuberculosis (TB).

Dr. Simoncini says that, “In some cases, the aggressive power of fungi is so great as to allow it, with only a cellular ring made up of three units, to tighten in its grip, capture and kill its prey in a short time, notwithstanding the prey’s desperate struggling. Fungus, which is the most powerful and the most organized micro-organism known, seems to be an extremely logical candidate as a cause of neoplastic proliferation.”

The pH of the blood is the most important factor to determine the state of the microorganisms in the blood.

“Sodium bicarbonate therapy is harmless, fast and effective because it is extremely diffusible. A therapy with bicarbonate for cancer should be set up with strong dosage, continuously, and with pauseless cycles in a destruction work which should proceed from the beginning to the end without interruption for at least seven or eight days. In general, a mass of 2, 3 or 4 centimeters will begin to consistently regress from the third to the fourth day, and collapses from the fourth to the fifth,” says Dr. Simoncini.

There are many ways to use sodium bicarbonate and it is a universal drug like iodine and magnesium chloride. Raising pH increases the immune system’s ability to kill bacteria, concludes a study conducted at The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine in London. Viruses and bacteria that cause bronchitis and colds thrive in an acidic environment. To fight a respiratory infection and dampen symptoms such as a runny nose and sore throat, taking an alkalizing mixture of sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate will certainly help.

The 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda taken two times or more a day is another treatment, as is lemon and baking soda, or lime and baking soda formulas. Perhaps honey could be substituted for maple syrup for those who live in parts of the world where maple syrup is not available, but to my knowledge no one has experimented with this. —Mark Sircus Ac., OMD

Telemedicine Touts Labor Unions to Reduce Healthcare Costs


A national leader and pioneer in Telemedicine has pitched its cost saving platform to union leaders in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Contact: Jim McMann 702-516-4047

(Beverly Hills) US Tele-Medicine has pitched its cost saving telemedicine platform to union leaders in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

US Tele-Medicine ( claims their telemedicine based management of chronic “lifestyle” health conditions reduces direct health care costs by 25%.

“Outpatient services and facility charges have risen by over 12% in 2009 and expected to rise over 11% this year,” said Gideon Ilumin, Director of Strategic Affairs for US Tele-Medicine. “Tele-Medicine means no facility charges and our physicians are Family Doctors, which means reduced medical fees.”

The scarcity of general medicine or family practitioners in the USA is causing medical fees to rise. There is no relief in sight as only 6% of recent medical school graduates are seeking their careers in general or family medicine. The relevance is that patients needing primary care, or general health management, are treated by specialists costing hundreds of dollars more per visit, than would be charged by a family physician.

To exasperate the circumstances, over 50 million Americans seek this primary care at a hospital ER. Expanded billing to unions and other self-insured entities reflects these rising facility charges, special ER fees, specialist fees and unless intervened with, this unsustainable practice will continue unabated.

“One of the problems,” continued Ilumin, “is that we have allowed a middleman hospital mentality to foster health care. Rather than a patient dealing directly with their physician, we established needless hurdles for the patient and redundant levels of micro-management. All of it comes at a price and at the expense of self-insured unions, companies or taxes.”
Ilumin said, “Telemedicine will save any union or entity about 25% of their overall outpatient health care expenses.”

These are serious numbers in our current economic state and that translates to millions of additional available dollars for hiring, continued benefits, and fiscal recovery.
In addition to medical costs, employees and employers benefit from the telemedicine model where workers “visit” a physician from home, or at work and not at some remote hospital or clinic. Most US companies lose 9-10 days a year of production/ income for every employee, just to visit a Doctor.

A company employing 2,000 workers will suffer yearly loses of about 19,000 days of no performance, so an employee can travel to a doctor. Of those office visits, 65% are for a chronic “lifestyle” health conditions, treatable by telemedicine and therefore making those office visits keenly superfluous and unwarranted in expense.

US Tele-Medicine e-patients are given easy-to-use consumer medical devices that monitor vital data and send that information via a wireless signal, directly into the patient’s file on the Us Tele-Medicine
EMR platform. It is then reviewed by a physician, for any determination or action. Any spikes or abnormalities in the readings cause an alarm and brings immediate medical intervention.
That is competent medicine. That is care in 2010 and for the immediate future.

US Tele-Medicine’s chronic care management system is proven to advance the health and wellness of patients and is state-of-the-art in medical care. The advanced EMR system now communicates with any records platform worldwide making the transfer of all patient files, images and records possible.

The modality practiced by US Tele-Medicine, brings health care to the patient, wherever the patient is, and exactly when the patient needs it. That is pure telemedicine as its optimum form, for now.


Telemedicine Can Reduce Corporate Health Care Costs By 25%

June 16, 2010 United States of America


Telemedicine reduces ER visits, incidences of hospitalization, promotes better health and reduces corporate health care costs by 25%.


( June 16, 2010 — Press Release

Contact: James McMann, 702-516-4047

For Immediate Release June 16,2010

Telemedicine Can Reduce Corporate Health Care Costs By 25%

(Beverly Hills) Self Insured Corporations are “avoidably” losing expensive days of production, income, and performance, because employees visit Doctors. Unfortunately, employees do fall ill from time to time and require immediate or urgent care.

Emergencies however are not too costly in terms of lost workdays; those are generally predictable short-term incidents. It is the days lost visiting doctors for allergies, anxiety, the cold, blood pressure, heart conditions, weight issues, diabetes, and many other “everyday lifestyle” health conditions that are chronic, which cost the most in the net loss of income, work and production.

A corporation employing 3,000 people will suffer a staggering 27,000 lost days of service, revenue, and performance – unnecessarily. Employees are away from work because they travel distances to medical offices, fill forms, wait, and finally, see a Doctor for five minutes. This really does require a full day off. It also generates employee frustration and anxiety. It is especially difficult for management considering not only the cost of the health care, but also the loss of time and effort.

US Tele-Medicine is a Family and General Practice medical provider in eight states using Telemedicine protocols and techniques, to care for employees in the comfort, safety, and privacy of their office or their home. This platform reduces out-of-work doctor office visits and days lost of income by a whopping 50%.

Telemedicine Medical Services costs less to any self-insured entity, simply because Family and General Medicine practitioners, charge 25% less for their services. Employers are paying excessively high prices for over qualified specialists performing basic medical tasks.

Corporations can save over 25% in health care costs in this new era of health connectivity through telemedicine.
Telemedicine actually condenses and strengthens the interaction between patient and doctor, irrespective of how many miles away the patient might be.

Employees use of a variety of compact state-of-the-art consumer wireless devices allowing physicians to monitor vital data remotely, providing real time, or scheduled time, diagnostic, and management markers. Many of these devices are standardized, further savings costs as more than one individual in an office or department can use them.

That means an employee receives consistent quality care, becomes a more informed and involved patient, shows a reduction in emergency physician services, suffers less chronic incident peak periods, and all this means significantly less costs for all concerned.

Today medical care is available when you need it, when you want it, at less cost and higher efficiency. That is the Telemedicine health revolution.

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US Tele-Medicine Corporate Web Site


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Telemedicine For Millions is the Answer to Many Health Care Problems

June 16, 2010 United States of America


With rising health care costs, lack of Doctors, Telemedicine may be the only viable solution to the health care crisis.


( June 16, 2010 — Press Release

Contact: James McMann, 702-516-4047

For Immediate Release June 16,2010

Telemedicine For Millions is the Answer to Many Health Care Problems

(Beverly Hills) There are simply not enough General Practitioners and Family Doctors in the USA. Most people seeking primary care are treated by specialists, or Emergency Rooms and incurring greater costs to insurers. There is no relief in sight as only 6% of medical school graduates are seeking specialties in General Medicine and rural areas will continue to be woefully underserved as only 1% of the same graduates will be heading to rural America.

Cost are rising at every level of health care. The outpatient net costs increased by 8.7 percent to $1,824 in 2009. Within the outpatient segment, facility costs increased 12.8 percent to $808 and professional costs increased by 5.7 percent to $1,017. The trend is toward outpatient care.

Of the 62,000,000 Americans who used medical services in 2009, 75% or 46,500,000 of these ambulatory people were seeking outpatient primary care for some chronic condition. Because there is a lack of family and general practice physicians, most of these people sought this basic medical intervention at hospital ER facilities. This caused a 12.8% spike in facility charges, paid by insurance, the self-insured entity or government agency.

Here are some undeniable facts concerning telemedicine: Firstly, its implementation reduces costs and expands the patient base. Telemedicine doctors are generally not burdened with increasing overheads associated with operating a brick and mortar office. Medical fees are therefore reduced, rather than inflated to cover costs.

Secondly, telemedicine reduces incidence of ER visits and reduces hospitalization rate. In many cases, telemedicine prompts greater healing, wellness and health, than the traditional office visits. If remote sensing devices are used, the patient is physically involved in managing their care on a more consistent basis. This heightens the awareness and education of managing any disease or condition.

Most telemedicine efforts in the USA to-date have mostly been body part specific or focused on a particular disease or condition, but, the true strength of telemedicine is the application of “whole body” medicine such as practiced by a general or family physician. Those are the greater needs and those are the issues clogging hospitals and increasing costs.

Some American efforts in providing actual “whole-body” telemedicine medical care have begun with great success; US Tele-Medicine is a Beverly Hills based provider operating in eight states and focusing efforts on self-insured entities, government agencies and providing care for what they call “lifestyle” chronic health conditions. US Tele-Medicine patients use consumer operated devices which measure their vital signs and uses a wireless platform to send that data to the patient’s file on the US Tele-Medicine EMR. They list about 20 ailments, diseases, and conditions found to be responsive to telemedicine care. The list and more information about this group can be found at:

The Veterans administration has about 34,000 patients with devices reading their vital signs and that has cut back on ER visits, hospitalizations, increased health overall and 86% of the participants are satisfied ( Delta airlines will be offering telemedicine to its 20,000 employees.

Gideon Ulumin, the US Tele-Medicine Director of Strategic Affairs said, “Health Care When You Need It and When You Want It, is the operational philosophy at US Tele-Medicine and exemplifies what telemedicine is all about.” Said Ilumin, “Considering just economic factors, people no longer need to lose a day of work, school, or income just to visit a doctor,” says Ilumin, “in addition, telemedicine may provide a key to the coming health care crisis.”

The coming health crisis? “With an additional 30 million persons soon coming on to the health care rolls,” explained Ilumin, “and continuous increase in medical costs, telemedicine is quickly becoming one of the only viable and current alternatives to deal with General medical needs.”

In a broad overview of the health care industry and taking into account the lack of general medical physicians, rising facility costs, uncertain Health Care Reform laws, 30 million new patients, Medicare cutting Doctors payments, the growing disparity of medical services between urban and rural areas, there does not appear to be much choice, except to embrace telemedicine. And do it quickly.

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Leader in National Telehealth Service Opens Eighth State for Telemedicine

June 15, 2010 United States of America


US Tele-Medicine a leader in telehealth modalities offers its Family Doctor services to Arizona.


( June 15, 2010 — Press Release

Contact: James McMann, 702-516-4047

For Immediate Release June 15,2010

Telehealth Leader US Tele-Medicine Opens Eighth State

(Beverly Hills) A national leader in the emerging world of telemedicine, that is where email, telephone and consumer operated remote sensing devices are used to provide medical care, announces its expansion to the Eighth State offering Telemedicine care.

Arizona joins CA, NY, HI, WA, MN, MA, NV in providing insured people immediate access to Doctors on line and on the phone 24/7. US Tele-Medicine specializes in chronic care management for “lifestyle” conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure, OCPD, CHF, obesity, and even issues such as anxiety and depression. USTM cares for over twenty conditions that have shown to be responsive to the new telemedicine modalities.

State of the art telemedicine technology allows patients to send their vital signs data through wireless devices directly to the patient’s medical record at USTM. A person can send their vitals in the privacy of the home, office or even on the go – worldwide.

“Health Care When You Need It and When You Want It” is the operational philosophy at US Tele-Medicine. People no longer need to lose a day of work, school, or income or productivity, and have to endure traffic, the endless time in waiting rooms, just to see a Doctor for 5 minutes.

General medical needs

or, Family doctor issues and of course chronic care medical management services performed through US Tele-Medicine, saves money and promotes better health through greater physician/patient interaction.

US Tele-Medicine is one of the very few national health care providers accepting All PPO, Medicaid, Medicare, and union self-insured programs.

With an additional 30 million persons soon coming on to the health care rolls and the continuous increase in medical costs, telemedicine is quickly becoming one of the only viable and current alternatives to deal with General medical needs.

There are not enough General Practitioners and Family Practitioners in the USA and most people are treated by specialists, or Emergency Rooms where not necessary and incurring greater costs to insurers. US Tele-Medicine addresses and corrects these real problems in the system, by offering its Telemedicine platform.


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Hello, This Is Your Doctor Calling

Hello, This Is Your Doctor Calling

June 15, 2010 United States of America


Patients receive health care at home using the latest wireless remote devices and speaking with a US Tele-Medicine Doctors.


( June 15, 2010 — Press Release

Contact: James McMann, 702-516-4047

For Immediate Release June 16,2010

Hello, This Is Your Doctor Calling

(Beverly Hills) “ I could not believe it,” said Randy Ryder, “the Doctor actually called me and asked about me. When was the last time that happened to you?” Ryder is a patient of US Tele-Medicine, a national leader in telehealth medical services. “I suffer from diabetes and have to see a doctor regularly and that was tough for me,” Ryder said, “now I can have my check up at home.”

Randy Ryder is one of tens of thousands of E-Patients emerging across the US enjoying medical care through telemedicine. Many patients have easy to use remote monitoring devices that measure their vital signs and transmit the information through wireless networks, directly in to the patient’s file. A person can send their vitals in the privacy of the home, office or even on the go – worldwide. A Doctor reviews the file and has up-to-the-minute information on any patient.

The Veterans administration has about 34,000 patients with devices reading their vital signs and that has cut back on ER visits by 60%, hospitalizations by 26% and increased health overall.

US Tele-Medicine specializes in chronic care management for “lifestyle” conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure, OCPD, CHF, obesity, and even issues such as anxiety and depression. USTM cares for over twenty conditions that have shown to be responsive to the new telemedicine modalities.

A national leader in the emerging world of telemedicine, US Tele-Medicine operates in AZ, CA, NY, HI, WA, MN, MA, and NV providing insured people immediate access to Doctors on line, e-mail and on the phone 24/7.

US Tele-Medicine is one of the very few national health care providers accepting All PPO, Medicaid, Medicare, and union self-insured programs.

Debby R. in Seattle, WA said, “I suffer from anxiety, and I am debilitated. Before, getting to my psychiatrist made my symptoms worse. It was, you know, a big deal effort, scheduling the appointments then getting ready on the day, moving around is not so easy for me and then all the traffic. I was a mess by the time I got there.”

Debby now receives her psychiatric care over the phone. Is there a difference in care? “No,” said Debby, “If you must know, it’s actually better and easier.” Better?

Indeed, studies worldwide show telemedicine prompting greater healing, wellness and health, than the traditional office visits. Firstly, this is because the patient actually speaks to the physician often and the substance of the conversation tends to be greater. Secondly, the patient is physically involved in their care through use of the remote monitoring devices. These factors compel the focused involvement of both the patient and the physician.

Gideon Ulumin, is the US Tele-Medicine Director of Strategic Affairs. “Health Care When You Need It and When You Want It, that is the operational philosophy at US Tele-Medicine. People no longer need to lose a day of work, school, income or productivity,” says Ilumin, “in addition, telemedicine may provide a key to the coming health care crisis.”

“With an additional 30 million persons soon coming on to the health care rolls,” explained Ilumin, “ and the continuous increase in medical costs, telemedicine is quickly becoming one of the only viable and current alternatives to deal with General medical needs.”

“There are simply not enough General Practitioners and Family Practitioners in the USA and most people are treated by specialists, or Emergency Rooms where not necessary and incurring greater costs to insurers.” Ilumin went on to say, “US Tele-Medicine addresses and corrects these real problems in the system, by offering its Telemedicine platform.”

Patients in eight states can sign up for Telemedicine care by enrolling on line and the Doctor will be calling them:

Patient Web Site:

Corporate Web Site:

What Is Asperger Syndrome or Asperger’s Disorder?

Asperger Syndrome or (Asperger’s Disorder) is a neurobiological disorder named after a Viennese physician, Hans Asperger, who in 1944 published a paper which described a pattern of behaviors in several young boys who had normal intelligence and language development, but who also exhibited autistic-like behaviors and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills.

In spite of the publication of his paper in the 1940’s, it wasn’t until 1994 that Asperger Syndrome was added to the DSM IV and only in the past few years has AS been recognized by professionals and parents.

Individuals with AS can exhibit a variety of characteristics and the disorder can range from mild to severe. Persons with AS show marked deficiencies in social skills, have difficulties with transitions or changes and prefer sameness.

They often have obsessive routines and may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest. They have a great deal of difficulty reading nonverbal cues (body language) and very often the individual with AS has difficulty determining proper body space.

Often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights, the person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods, and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see. It’s important to remember that the person with AS perceives the world very differently.

Therefore, many behaviors that seem odd or unusual are due to those neurological differences and not the result of intentional rudeness or bad behavior, and most certainly not the result of “improper parenting”.

By definition, those with AS have a normal IQ and many individuals (although not all), exhibit exceptional skill or talent in a specific area.

Because of their high degree of functionality and their naivet�, those with AS are often viewed as eccentric or odd and can easily become victims of teasing and bullying.

While language development seems, on the surface, normal, individuals with AS often have deficits in pragmatics and prosody. Vocabularies may be extraordinarily rich and some children sound like “little professors.” However, persons with AS can be extremely literal and have difficulty using language in a social context.

At this time there is a great deal of debate as to exactly where AS fits. It is presently described as an autism spectrum disorder and Uta Frith, in her book AUTISM AND ASPERGER’S SYNDROME, described AS individuals as “having a dash of Autism”. Some professionals feel that AS is the same as High Functioning Autism, while others feel that it is better described as a Nonverbal Learning Disability.

AS shares many of the characteristics of PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder; Not otherwise specified), HFA, and NLD and because it was virtually unknown until a few years ago, many individuals either received an incorrect diagnosis or remained undiagnosed. For example, it is not at all uncommon for a child who was initially diagnosed with ADD or ADHD be re-diagnosed with AS.

In addition, some individuals who were originally diagnosed with HFA or PDD-NOS are now being given the AS diagnosis and many individuals have a dual diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

For your information, I’ve included below a copy of the DSM IV Description. In addition, I’ve also added a more down-to-earth description that was originally posted to the autism listserv.

Reducing Perspiration

If you sweat more than most people, take heart. There are things you can do to reduce sweating and body odor.

The American Mayo Clinic offers these suggestions:

  • Bathe daily. This helps control the numbers of bacteria on your skin.
  • Wear natural fiber clothing, such as cotton, wool, and silk. These fabrics allow your skin to breathe.
  • Apply antiperspirant nightly to sweaty palms or the soles of your feet.
  • Try yoga, meditation or biofeedback. Learning how to relax can help you control the stress that triggers perspiration.
  • If certain foods cause you to sweat more than usual, change your diet.

What is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.

Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against antigens such as viruses and bacteria. Lupus makes the immune system unable to differentiate between antigens and healthy tissue. This leads the immune system to direct antibodies against the healthy tissue – not just antigens – causing swelling, pain, and tissue damage.
(* An antigen is a substance capable of inducing a specific immune response.)

What are the different types of lupus?

Several different kinds of lupus have been identified, but the type that we refer to simply as lupus is known as systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE. Other types include discoid (cutaneous), drug-induced, and neonatal.

Patients with discoid lupus have a version of the disease that is limited to the skin. It is characterized by a rash that appears on the face, neck, and scalp, and it does not affect internal organs. Less than 10% of patients with discoid lupus progress into the systemic form of the disease, but there is no way to predict or prevent the path of the disease.

SLE is more severe than discoid lupus because it can affect any of the body’s organs or organ systems. Some people may present inflammation or other problems with only skin and joints, while other SLE sufferers will see joints, lungs, kidneys, blood, and/or the heart affected. This type of lupus is also often characterized by periods of flare (when the disease is active) and periods of remission (when the disease is dormant).
Drug-induced lupus is caused by a reaction with certain prescription drugs and causes symptoms very similar to SLE. The drugs most commonly associated with this form of lupus are a hypertension medication called hydralazine and a heart arrhythmia medication called procainamide, but there are some 400 other drugs that can also cause the condition. Drug-induced lupus is known to subside after the patient stops taking the triggering medication.

A rare condition, neonatal lupus occurs when a mother passes autoantibodies to a fetus. The unborn and newborn child can have skin rashes and other complications with the heart and blood. Usually a rash appears but eventually fades within the first six months of the child’s life.

Who is affected by lupus?

According to the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), 1.5 to 2 million Americans have some form of lupus. The prevalence is about 40 cases per 100,000 persons among Northern Europeans and 200 per 100,000 persons among blacks. Although the disease affects both males and females, women are diagnosed 9 times more often than men, usually between the ages of 15 and 45. African-American women suffer from more severe symptoms and a higher mortality rate.

Other risk factors include exposure to sunlight, certain prescription medications, infection with Epstein-Barr virus, and exposure to certain chemicals.

What causes lupus?

Although doctors are do not know exactly what causes lupus and other autoimmune diseases, most believe that lupus results from both genetic and environmental stimuli.

Since lupus is known to occur within families, doctors believe that it is possible to inherit a genetic predisposition to lupus. There are no known genes, however, that directly cause the illness. It is probable that having an inherited predisposition for lupus makes the disease more likely only after coming into contact with some environmental trigger.

The higher number of lupus cases in females than in males may indicate that the disease can be triggered by certain hormones. Physicians believe that hormones such as estrogen regulate the progression of the disease because symptoms tend to flare before menstrual periods and/or during pregnancy.

Certain environmental factors have been known to cause lupus symptoms. These include:

  • Extreme stress
  • Exposure to ultraviolet light, usually from sunlight
  • Smoking
  • Some medications and antibiotics, especially those in the sulfa and penicillin groups
  • Some infections, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), parvovirus (such as fifth disease), hepatitis C infections, and the Epstein-Barr virus (in children)
  • Chemical exposure to compounds such as trichloroethylene in well water and dust

What are the symptoms of lupus?

Since no two cases of lupus are exactly alike, there is a wide range of symptoms that are known to affect many parts of the body. Sometimes symptoms develop slowly or appear suddenly; they can be mild, severe, temporary, or permanent. Most people with lupus experience symptoms in only a few organs, but more serious cases can lead to problems with kidneys, the heart, the lungs, blood, or the nervous system.

Lupus episodes, or flares, are usually noted by a worsening of some of the following symptoms:

  • Achy joints (arthralgia), arthritis, and swollen joints, especially in wrists, small joints of the hands, elbows, knees, and ankles
  • Swelling of the hands and feet due to kidney problems
  • Fever of more than 100 degrees F (38 degrees C)
  • Prolonged or extreme fatigue
  • Skin lesions or rashes, especially on the arms, hands, face, neck, or back
  • Butterfly-shaped rash (malar rash) across the cheeks and nose
  • Anemia (oxygen carrying deficiency of red blood cells)
  • Pain in the chest on deep breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sun or light sensitivity (photosensitivity)
  • Hair loss or alopecia
  • Abnormal blood clotting problems
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon: fingers turn white and/or blue or red in the cold
  • Seizures
  • Mouth or nose ulcers
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Dry eyes
  • Easy bruising
  • Anxiety, depression, headaches, and memory loss

Lupus can also lead to complications in several areas of the body. These include:

  • Kidneys – serious kidney damage is a primary cause of death for lupus sufferers.
  • Central nervous system – lupus can cause headaches, dizziness, memory problems, seizures, and behavioral changes.
  • Blood and vessels – lupus causes an increased risk of anemia, bleeding, blood clotting, and vessel inflammation
  • Lungs – noninfectious pneumonia and difficulty breathing due to inflammation of the chest cavity are more likely with lupus
  • Heart – heart muscle and artery inflammation are more likely with the disease, and lupus increases the chances of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.
  • Infection – lupus treatments tend to depress the immune system making your body more vulnerable to infection.
  • Cancer – lupus increases the risk of cancer, especially of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lung cancer, and liver cancer
  • Bone tissue death – a lower blood supply to bone tissue leads to tiny breaks and eventual death of bone. This is most common in the hip bone.
  • Pregnancy – lupus increases the risk of miscarriage, hypertension during pregnancy, and preterm birth.

The World We Eat In is Changing

Associated Press writers from around the world recently reported in: In Mauritania in West Africa, rice prices doubled over the first three months of the year, according to the World Food Program. Over the same period, the price of corn rose 59 percent in Zimbabwe and 57 percent in neighboring Mozambique. In Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mami Monga pays $25 for a box of fish that cost $10 a year ago. The price of a 25-kilogram bag of rice has doubled to $30. In China, food costs rose 5.9 percent in April over a year ago. India’s food prices were up 17 percent in April over a year earlier.

The world we eat in is changing. The situation is not good. Going into the year 2010 a billion people in our world were already going hungry and well on their way to pandemic malnutrition and starvation. Conditions have rapidly been getting worse for families around the world that are being battered by surging food prices. Rising food costs are dragging more people into poverty, fueling political tensions and forcing more and more people to go hungry.

Food is now costing up to 70 percent of family income in the poorest areas of the world as rising prices are squeezing household budgets. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index — which includes grains, meat, dairy and other items in 90 countries — was up 22 percent in March from a year earlier. In some Asian markets, rice and wheat prices are 20 to 70 percent above 2008 levels.

Less Food Planted Because of Heavy Rains

Well what it is bringing is less food to the world’s tables with vast tracks of land implantable this year and with the incredible food bowel of the Gulf of Mexico being destroyed by the oil volcano. In Canada unusually heavy rain is forcing farmers to abandon approximately 1 million acres unplanted. About 30 percent of northeastern Saskatchewan, or more than 1 million acres designated for wheat, canola and barley, might go unplanted this year. Conditions for late spring planting are among the wettest ever on the Canadian Prairies. The average temperature so far this May in Idaho has been 48.1 degrees, a full 5 degrees below normal. A cold spring is not helping matters at all in the agricultural sector.

Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have launched major operations to move thousands of people from houses threatened by rising water. In Croatia, more than 90 per cent of farmland in eastern regions was under water and a state of emergency was declared. Farmlands are being damaged by excess rain this year, and in Eastern Europe there is a lot of devastation to infra-structure. More than 220,000 hectares of land — one 20th of Hungary’s arable land — is under water with about 50,000 hectares of farmland destroyed, causing estimated 300 million Euros damage to the farm sector. Neither local governments, nor anyone else, has money to spare to repair damages with economies already on their backs.

In Oregon, record-setting June rains and a wetter than usual May have put farm crops at risk for disease and have pushed backed the date that fruits and vegetables will be ready for market. “It looks a lot more like March than it looks like June,” said Tom Lively of Lively Organics. “We haven’t been able to get in with tillers or hoes because it’s so muddy that it would just clump up in the equipment.” “By Saturday, pretty much all the melons we had planted had root rotted and died in spots,” Lively said. “We just had big rows of dead melons.” Meanwhile, the garlic crop isn’t doing any better. A fungus – caused by the excess rain – is destroying the garlic bulbs. At 18 people are dead in Arkansas following severe flooding in the southwestern area of the state in Montgomery County.

And now as the true depth and scope of the Gulf oil mega disaster unfolds before our very eyes America is taking a dramatic hit to its seafood supply. Not only is the entire Gulf threatened but the Eastern Seaboard as well as the North Atlantic. And all the fresh water fish are contaminated with mercury and fresh water fish don’t have the same levels of selenium to protect themselves and us from the mercury toxicity.

Less Food Grows in the Cold

The mercury dipped to minus 1.7 C (29 F) on June 3rd  in the Daegwallyeong region in Pyeongchang County, Korea, the lowest temperature in June since record-taking began in the region in 1971, the Korea Meteorological Administration said. The cold wave began at the end of last month. According to the state-run agency’s statistics, the average temperature of the East Sea regions was 15.4 degrees, 2.8 degrees lower than the average for this time of year.

Many parts of Sweden also endured a record number of days with of sub-zero temperatures this past winter. The northern Swedish towns of Sveg and Delsbo had 84 and 71 consecutive days of minus temperatures, while the Härjedalen town of Sveg endured sub-zero temperatures from December 13th to March 6th – the longest consecutive period since records began in 1875.

Summer is coming but what kind of summer is it going to be? And next winter, will it be even colder and wetter than this last one? Mainstream scientific experts are weighing in on this incredibly crucial issue. Mainstream Fox News reported on Dr. Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University and author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, who has unveiled evidence for his prediction that global cooling is arriving on center stage no matter what you might read to the contrary in the mainstream press.

Easterbrook spoke before a group of about 700 scientists and government officials at the fourth International Conference on Climate Change. The conference is presented annually in Chicago by the Heartland Institute, a conservative nonprofit think tank that actively questions the theory of man’s role in global warming. “Global warming is over — at least for a few decades,” Easterbrook told conference attendees. “However, the bad news is that global cooling is even more harmful to humans than global warming, and a cause for even greater concern.”

Easterbrook made several stunning claims about the effects of the coming cold. There will be twice as many people killed by extreme cold than by extreme heat, he predicted, and global food production will suffer because of the shorter, cooler growing seasons and bad weather during harvest seasons. Another presenter at the conference, James M. Taylor, an environmental policy expert and a fellow at the Heartland Institute, said that global cooling is already happening. Based on figures provided by the Rutgers University Global Snow Lab, he noted that snow records from the last 10 years exceeded the records set in the 1960s and 1970s.

It’s Getting Colder Didn’t You Know?

On Tuesday the 8th of June, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham told reporters that he would vote against the climate bill he helped author. Now he’s going one step further. Graham, one of the few Republicans who claimed to care about climate change, now says global warming is no big deal. But the United Nation still believes that the world’s nations is a huge deal and that we have no choice but to join forces to stop global warming, “Governments will meet this challenge, for the simple reason that humanity must meet this challenge. We just don’t have another option,” said the new U.N. climate chief said. So much for the integrity of the UN!

National surveys released during the last eight months have been interpreted as showing that fewer and fewer Americans believe that climate change is real, human-caused and threatening to people yet the American Senate is still trying to pass global warming legislation. Life and civilization does not get much more ridiculous except of course when it comes to discussions about the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

It can get worse than we Imagine

This essay does not pretend to go into all the factors affecting global food production and the looming shortages, price rises, diminishing world food stocks, water shortages, soil depletion and tragic use of food supplies for making fuel. Humanity is in the beginning stages of a dramatic world crisis of epic proportions and even mother earth is raging with her volcanoes.

Looks like a nuclear bomb going off but actually it’s a volcano and there are many of them around the world who are blowing their tops putting vast amounts of materials into the atmosphere and this is destined to make the cooling trend worse making food even more difficult to grow in the extreme latitudes. Major eruptions alter the Earth’s radiative balance because volcanic aerosol clouds absorb terrestrial radiation, and scatter a significant amount of the incoming solar radiation, an effect known as “radiative forcing” that can last from two to three years following a volcanic eruption.

San Diego State University’s geology department noted that “Thirty years later, in 1815, the eruption of Mt. Tambora, Indonesia, resulted in an extremely cold spring and summer in 1816, which became known as the year without a summer.” It was so cold that summer that it snowed in June, July and August. Eyjafjallajokull’s eruption won’t cause anything like that to happen, because it simply wasn’t strong enough but there is increased activity around the globe with strong eruptions and plumes going up to fifty thousand feet or more. The cumulative effect will be slightly cooling but it will take a really major eruption for this type of cooling to become dramatic. One is threatening from an even larger volcano right down the block from Eyjafjallajokull, which just this week is demonstrating increasing earthquake activity.

“On April 14th, the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokul, violently erupted, disrupting air travel over Europe and the UK. Six days later, on April 20th, a BP deepwater drilling platform exploded, gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico causing what will be the greatest environmental disaster in US history; and, in May, the Greek debt crisis exploded bringing into question the future of the euro and, indeed, Europe. What will June bring,” asks Darryl Schoon. For a frightening view of where we are heading with the oil disaster please see Lindsey Williams on the Alex Jones Show.


It’s time to move to Mars! And would you believe that in the news this month we do read about an international group being locked away for 365 days to simulate such a voyage. I kid you not. It’s amazing the things people still have money for.

What I am going to suggest you spend your money on, if you have any to spare, is on Survival Medicines like magnesium chloride, iodine and sodium bicarbonate.

Courtesy of IVMA

Genome-Wide Study Identifies Factors That May Affect Vitamin D Levels

An international research consortium has identified four common gene variants that are associated with blood levels of vitamin D and with an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency. The report from the SUNLIGHT consortium – involving investigators from six countries – will appear in The Lancet and is receiving early online release.

“We identified four common variants that contributed to the risk for vitamin D deficiency,” says Thomas Wang, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Heart Center, a co-corresponding author of the Lancet report. “Individuals inheriting several of these risk-associated variants had more than twice the risk of vitamin D deficiency as was seen in those without these variants.”

Vitamin D’s essential role in musculoskeletal health is well known, and in recent years epidemiologic evidence has suggested that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Naturally produced in the skin in response to sunlight, Vitamin D has been added to many types of food and is available in dietary supplements. But studies have shown that from one third to one half of healthy adults in developed countries have low levels of vitamin D. While reduced sun exposure is clearly associated with lower vitamin D levels, environmental and cultural factors – including dietary intake – cannot completely account for variations in vitamin levels. The fact that vitamin D status tends to cluster in families suggests a genetic contribution.

The SUNLIGHT (Study of Underlying Genetic Determinants of Vitamin D and Highly Related Traits) Consortium involved a research team from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Netherlands, Sweden and Finland who pooled data from 15 epidemiologic studies of almost 32,000 white individuals of European descent. Results of the comprehensive genetic screening were correlated with participants’ serum vitamin D levels. Statistically significant associations were found for four common variants, all in genes coding enzymes involved with the synthesis, breakdown or transport of vitamin D. The risk association was independent of geographic or other environmental factors; and the more variants an individual inherited, the greater the risk of vitamin D deficiency.

“It’s possible that these results could explain why some people respond well to vitamin D supplements and others don’t, but that needs to be studied further since we didn’t specifically examine response to supplementation,” Wang explains. “We also need to investigate how genetic background can modify response to sunlight, whether these associations are seen in other populations, and if these gene variants have an impact in the chronic diseases that appear to be associated with vitamin D deficiency.”

Training Your Brain

Training and experience can affect how a person’s brain is organized, says a US study that compared 20 music conductors and 20 people with no music training.

All the participants were between the ages of 28 and 40. The conductors had an average of more than 10 years experience as a band or orchestra director in middle or high school.

The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to monitor the participants’ brain activity while they performed a difficult hearing task that involved listening for two tones. They had to keep their eyes opened while doing the task.

Experience and brain functioning
Initially, both the conductors and non-musicians showed reduced activity in the brain’s visual processing area and increased activity in the auditory part of the brain. But as the task became harder, only the non-musicians tuned out more of their visual sense. This suggests that the conductors’ music training and experience altered the way their brains work, the researchers said.

“Because the task was equally difficult for everybody, the difference observed between conductors and non-musicians must be related to a change in how they deal with irrelevant sensory information and not just their ability to do the task,” lead author W. David Hairston, a postdoctoral fellow in radiology at the Advanced Neuroscience Imaging Research Laboratory at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centre in Winston-Salem, N.C., said in a prepared statement.

“In general, based on the non-musicians, we suggest that the brain actively increases how much information from other senses gets filtered out or ignored when you have to concentrate really hard on one sense,” Hairston said.

Brain adapts
He noted that conductors routinely must differentiate between subtle differences in sounds and often have to do this while reading scores and watching/communicating with their musicians. This leads to an ability to focus on a difficult auditory task without having to increase suppression of visual information.

The study results “show how the brain filters information from different senses is very flexible and adaptive and changes with the demands of the task at hand. Additionally, how this operates can change with highly specialized training and experience,” Hairston said.

Compulsive Eating is a Major Problem

There are lots of reasons why a person is suffering from compulsive overeating. Before we discuss more about this, let us try to understand what compulsive overeating really is. It is regarded as unmanageable eating and subsequent increase of weight.

Most of the time, when you are having a hard time dealing with problems, emotional struggles, and mainly, stress, you turn into food as a way to cheer you up as if eating is the way to calm you. This is not really a good sign especially if this has become a habit. The more it will worsen especially if you are doing it for a long time already.

Compulsive overeating doesn’t only happen to adults. It may start as early as your childhood years because this is the time when you’re eating pattern start.

Compulsive eaters are the kind of people who certainly did not learn the appropriate manner on how to face stressful occurrences and utilized food as an alternative to get by. As they get bigger and they’ve gained a lot of weight, they think of it as an advantage for other people with bad intentions by making themselves uninviting.

These days, compulsive overeating is still not a big issue. For some, they don’t recognize it as a threat because they think that it’s just normal eating.

The following are some familiar complications if a person is a compulsive over-eater:
1. Arthritis
2. Cardiac arrest and death
3. Diabetes
4. Heart ailments
5. High blood pressure
6. High Cholesterol levels
7. Hypertension or fatigue
8. Mobility problems
9. Shortness of breath
10. Sleep deprivation
11. Varicose veins
12. Weight gain

Compulsive overeating is a major problem and can end to death if not given an immediate treatment. There are ways to manage this kind of behavior through nutritional or medical analysis. Also one way is by means of therapy. It can be defeated and it’s never too late if you only try to recognize it as early as now.

Is Colon Cleansing Right For You?

We have all heard the cry “Cleanse Your Colon!” But do we really need to do this as much as certain people recommend? The reader will have to decide this for themselves. There are so many different colon cleanse program options out there that range from the simple to the complex and challenging. With all this information ot can be difficult to decide what to do and if this is really the right process for you. So what do you do about this?

There are many different ways to use a colon cleanse program. One of the simplest is simply to regulate your diet and get more fruits and vegetables into it and cut out the sugar, salt, white flour, processed foods and change to a more natural way of eating natural foods. It is just that simple. You will be surprised at the results from just a sensible diet change and not going through all these ridiculous programs that may do more harm than good for your body. While having a clean colon is vital, you do not need to go overboard with it.

You have to have at least one bowel movement per day in order to keep your system clean and that is the basis of many different types of colon cleanse program options that are available to you on the market. But can you honestly believe the hype about each type of program? Advertising and hype can make you believe that a program will do what it says, but there are some things to watch out for when taking this sort of thing for a clean colon.

Not all colon cleanse program ideas are safe or even viable for many people. Granted now and again your system may need a little help, but some of the program claims are just totally imaginative to say the very least and unfortunately some contain ingredients that can sacrifice your health if you do not know that they are there. Why pay someone for a program to cleanse your colon when you can do it yourself by using the diet described above? That is the true question here to deal with. Are these programs even safe to use?

It will depend on the colon cleanse program that you are taking a look at. One thing to do would be to consult your doctor or physician about these before taking them. They can better advise you on what would be the best to take or if just a simple thing as a dietary change would be the better idea for you. Many of these programs do have the right goal in mind, just go about it the wrong way and with herbs that really are not the safest in the world to use for all people. The old adage “when in doubt, check it out” still applies especially to something that you may be taking for colon cleaning.

Dark Skin Bleaching Secrets

Dark skin bleaching creams are becoming more and more popular as people with darker skin strive to achieve a more light, fair complexion. If brightening the tone of your skin is your goal, following few simple but extremely important safety secrets might save you much grief in the future.

Secret #1 – Do not try to lighten your complexion fast! Choosing harsh bleaching products for darker complexion can deliver fast results, but, on the flip side, you will notice many negative side effects of such speedy procedure.

The risks here include irritation (sometimes in severe forms), allergic reaction, skin dryness – early wrinkles and fine lines formation as well as multiple (and sometimes very serious) health problems.

Secret #2 – Prepare to be PATIENT! Skin lightening involves complex changes in your body’s largest and very sensitive organ – your skin. Since melanin is responsible for darker skin color, lightening of your complexion is usually achieved by suppressing its production in your body.

It is important that this process is achieved by using only safe methods and high quality natural skin bleaching creams for dark or black skin type. Such safe complexion bleaching takes some time before the first results are visible. Patience will be your best friend if you want to have a brighter complexion and stay healthy at the same time.

Secret #3 – Stay away from any bleaching products that contain hydroquinone! Hydroquinone is banned in many countries, but still is legal in America. The problem with this ingredient is – it is very dangerous for your overall health as it’s known to cause cancer and is harmful for your skin.

Hydroquinone is promoted by many cosmetic companies as a perfect skin bleacher that delivers fast results. What they fail to tell you is that as soon as you stop using these products, your skin will become even darker than it was before.

Do not use any lightening creams that do not provide a complete list of ingredients! If they don’t show what’s in their product, it means they are hiding something bad!

One more important rule – if you are using any dark skin bleaching creams – do not forget to apply high quality sun block. Your body’s melanin production will be significantly reduced which lowers your protection from harmful sun rays.