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dreamkatcher
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#151 | Posted: 21 Nov 2010 16:02
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Joe:
That's a shame Dk. I was invited to go over to his home in Canada and he would of given the hemp oil away for free.


Fair comment Joe, but how could you get it back into the UK? You could say they were tomato plants. My husband grew some between tomato plants, for relief from shrapnel injuries. lol



Dark Star,

I have 3 grandsons aged 14,12 & 12 & none of them are fat, lazy or dumbos & all are very aware of what is going on in the world. The schools are recruiting for cadets in this area, & promising "good careers & worldwide travel." The careers are "learning how to shoot a gun" & "worldwide travel to Afghanistan." Yes, definitely lambs to the slaughter IMO as well.

dk
Joe
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#152 | Posted: 21 Nov 2010 16:26 | Edited by: Joe
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dreamkatcher:
Fair comment Joe, but how could you get it back into the UK? You could say they were tomato plants. My husband grew some between tomato plants, for relief from shrapnel injuries. lol

No, I don't mean bringing back the plant, just the hemp oil in a small syringe - I know where to put that!
dreamkatcher
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#153 | Posted: 21 Nov 2010 16:29
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Ooooooooooooooo. lol

Ways & means eh?

dk
dark star
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#154 | Posted: 21 Nov 2010 16:43
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dreamkatcher:
comment Joe, but how could you get it back into the UK? You could say they were tomato plants. My husband grew some between tomato plants, for relief from shrapnel injuries. lol



Dark Star,

I have 3 grandsons aged 14,12 & 12 & none of them are fat, lazy or dumbos & all are very aware of what is going on in the world. The schools are recruiting for cadets in this area, & promising "good careers & worldwide travel." The careers are "learning how to shoot a gun" & "worldwide travel to Afghanistan." Yes, definitely lambs to the slaughter IMO as well.

dk

I like you DK,but come on,you must have at least 1 fat,lazy dumbo of a grand kid....

Its nothing to be ashamed of you know.
dreamkatcher
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#155 | Posted: 21 Nov 2010 21:02
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Caught out.... my youngest one, who is autistic could fit that description, BUT, he's extremely bright, & knows that its easier for people (except me) to let him get away with it. Im the wicked witch of the north, lol. He respects me more for it though. I take no prisoners !

dk
dark star
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#156 | Posted: 21 Nov 2010 21:32
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dreamkatcher:
aught out.... my youngest one, who is autistic could fit that description, BUT, he's extremely bright, & knows that its easier for people (except me) to let him get away with it. Im the wicked witch of the north, lol. He respects me more for it though. I take no prisoners !

dk

Im only pulling your legs.

The point Im making is that it is our generation that is at the front line,and of all times this is tipping point.

Today i saw an interveiw with ex England cricket captain Mike Gatting. He made the point that it is getting harder to find quality players all over the world,he hinted that the demise of Australian cricket is down to the fact that kids would rather live in a vertual reality with Rambo.
They then become a mindless couch potatoe,and a whole generation of big fatties staring at at a talking head does not bode well for active change.

Its hard to imagine were all this is going really,the picture is complex if you through everything into the pot.From LHC to the fall of the American dollar,we live on the cusp where anything is possible.

No tears for the creatures of the night.....lol
ImOverHere
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#157 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 04:36 | Edited by: ImOverHere
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Here's one for you dk after you posted all those incredible human body facts and figures


http://www.documentarywire.com/incredible-human-machine/

I can't stand the sight of gore - my wife laughs at me - she's a nurse
dreamkatcher
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#158 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 08:42
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IOH

Thanks for that one. Its new to me. Im passing it to my grandsons, as all 3 are doing this sort of thing in Biology.

Very interesting, even long, but in sections.

dk
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DS

Glad you are only pulling my leg, life's too short for arguments IMO.

dk
dreamkatcher
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#159 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 09:48
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Study Challenges Current Cholesterol Recommendations
By Health News Team
• Nov 17th, 2010
• Category: Cholesterol, Dr. Cutler's True Health Blog Archive, Health Articles, True Health News


Researchers suggest an individually-tailored approach to treating cholesterol based on other risk factorsResearchers at the University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System say healthcare providers should take a more complete look at an individual's risk factors for heart disease and stroke before prescribing cholesterol-lowering statin medications to treat high cholesterol.

The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that doctors should tailor high cholesterol treatments based on individuals' risk factors including age, family history, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking status and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.

"We've been worrying too much about people's cholesterol level and not enough about their overall risk of heart disease," said researcher Rodney Hayward, M.D. "The bottom line message is that knowing your overall heart attack risk is more important than knowing your cholesterol level."

Researchers studied data from statin trials that included Americans aged 30 to 75 with no history of heart attack. They found that the benefit of five years of tailored treatment was more efficient and prevented substantially more heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths than the currently recommended approach of prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications.

The National Cholesterol Education Program recommends harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels should be less than 130 for most people. High risk patients should be pushed even lower—to less than 70.

Experts say lifestyle changes such as eating a healthier diet and increasing exercise can lower cholesterol without medication.ADNFCR-2035-ID-19575684-ADNFCR
dreamkatcher
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#160 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 10:05
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from Natural Health Cures site

The other day my sister-in-law had a little scare.

She was having a particularly bad night's sleep and she felt thirsty. Summoning up the will to leave her warm sheets, she jumped out of bed to get a glass of water.

But, as she stood up, she fainted and came crashing to the ground. She regained consciousness moments later and seemed okay, but put in a call to me just to be sure.

Knowing that my sister-in-law has blood pressure readings that are on the lower side of the scale, I assured her that there was no likely life-threatening cause for concern, but she should visit her doctor in the morning.

The next day her doctor confirmed the diagnosis; that it was her sudden jump out of bed, along with a couple of drinks she'd had earlier that evening, combined with her low blood pressure that caused her to faint.

In general low blood pressure is a good thing, but you don't want to be too low.

Everyone these days is aware that high blood pressure is a clear hazard, but some people may not be aware that too low pressure can be a threat in some cases as well.

I recently read about a new study published in a medical industry trade journal that corroborates the theory that low blood pressure isn't a good thing.

In this study of 10,001 people with coronary artery disease, it was found that if you're registering 70 or below, in a diastolic reading, there is a higher mortality risk.

A too-low reading could mean that the brain is not getting enough blood. And, that can lead to risks to your health. So, it's obviously important to control high blood pressure, but on the other hand you don't want to go too low, especialy to diastolic pressure below 70.


So, if you're being treated for hypertension or have naturally low blood pressure you should keep a careful eye out for your levels. If your pressure seems to be too low, consult your doctor.
dreamkatcher
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#161 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 10:25
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This is news from US, but applies in UK too. dk

Disciplined doctors receiving pharmaceutical funds

Victoria Colliver, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle November 18, 2010 04:00 AM

Thursday, November 18, 2010


About 48 of the more than 1,730 California doctors who received money from pharmaceutical companies over the past 21 months have been the subject of disciplinary action, a database compiled by the investigative news organization ProPublica found.

While that represents less than 3 percent of the California doctors who take pharmaceutical money, the fact that drug companies are paying those doctors - some of whom have multiple disciplinary actions - for their expertise calls into question how closely these companies vet the physicians who serve as the spokespeople for their drugs.

California doctors have received $28.6 million from top pharmaceutical companies since 2009, with at least three physicians collecting more than $200,000 and 36 others making more than $100,000 for promoting drug firm products. That cash flowing from drug companies to doctors has raised ethical concerns from some observers.

"If they're getting as much money from pharmaceutical companies as they do for being a doctor, what are they really? Are they working for a pharmaceutical company, or are they being a doctor?" asked Lisa Bero, a pharmacy professor at UCSF who studies conflicts of interest in medicine and research.

Bero also questioned why drug companies - which presumably would want medical leaders who could influence prescribing patterns - would use doctors with a history of disciplinary actions.

"Are those really the most influential physicians?" she asked. "I don't think they're (the drug companies) on top of this."
Company payments

Payments to doctors and other health professionals made by Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Cephalon, some of the world's largest drug companies, added up to more than $281.9 million in 2009 and 2010 nationwide. The figures do not include drug samples, the cost of continuing education programs, and meals brought to doctors' offices.

In total, 384 of the approximately 17,700 health professionals in the 30 states surveyed who received some money from drug companies in ProPublica's database, almost all of them physicians, earned more than $100,000 apiece for their promotional and consulting work on behalf of one or more of the seven companies in 2009 through Oct. 19 of this year.

ProPublica found that the seven drug companies paid $7.1 million to 292 doctors who faced disciplinary action or other regulatory sanctions in various states.

San Francisco psychiatrist Karin Hastik, for example, took $168,658 in speaking and consulting fees from Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline since 2009.

But in May, the Medical Board of California placed Hastik on probation for negligence, prescribing drugs without prior examination, and failing to keep adequate records about a patient she had been caring for since 2000.
Hastik did not return calls for comment.

Dr. Gerald Sacks, an anesthesiologist with offices in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, was California's top earner in the database, receiving $249,822 from drug companies since 2009. More than half - $150,097 - came from Pfizer.

In 2003, the state medical board cited Sacks, who did not return calls for comment, for failing to maintain adequate records of a patient he treated for back pain.
Undermining trust

While the disciplinary actions in the database vary greatly - everything from failing to maintain accurate paperwork to sexual misconduct - some experts say the very act of taking large sums of money from pharmaceutical companies raises ethical concerns.

"It undermines the trust in the doctor-patient relationship," said Maryann O'Sullivan, executive director for the Campaign for Effective Patient Care, a nonprofit based in Fairfax. O'Sullivan said patients shouldn't have to worry if their doctors are making medication recommendations because they are beholden to drug company money.
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ImOverHere
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#162 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 10:50 | Edited by: ImOverHere
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I got told I had high cholesterol levels last April, it was the kick up the arse I needed to hit the fags on the head which I have now achieved.
I wasn't aware that cholesterol is a sign of a body repair process amongst other things and high levels show that damage is being done.
dreamkatcher
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#163 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 11:19
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Most doctors treat high blood pressure as dangerous, but sometimes low blood pressure can be more dangerous.

Congratulations for stopping smoking. Ive NEVER smokes, through personal choice as cant stand smell of them, especially on others' clothing, etc. Just my choice.

Cholesterol is essential for cellular repair. Doctors dont learn this !

Safer nowadays to check things for yourself. IMO

dk
dreamkatcher
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#164 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 17:10
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dark star
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#165 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 20:06
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ImOverHere:
ot told I had high cholesterol levels last April, it was the kick up the arse I needed to hit the fags on the head which I have now achieved.
I wasn't aware that cholesterol is a sign of a body repair process amongst other things and high levels show that damage is being done.

Try eating a small amont of porrige each morning for breakfast.
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