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Wishing You the Best for 2017

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , , , , on January 1, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame


FASTING for at least two days regenerates immune systems damaged by ageing or cancer treatment, research has shown.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame


The finding has dramatic implications for health, say scientists.

It shows for the first time that natural intervention can trigger repair of vital systems in the body.

Lead scientist Professor Valter Longo, director of the University of Southern California’s Longevity Institute, said: “We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration.

“When you starve, the system tries to save energy and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged.”

Experiments showed that fasting flipped a switch in bone marrow stem cells which caused them to begin regenerating themselves.

But the effect only occurs after going without food for a prolonged period, between two and four days at a time.

After a certain period, fasting forces the body to go into “survival mode”, using up stores of glucose, fat and organic compounds called ketones, and also breaking down excess numbers of “old” white blood cells. At the same time, a signal is sent to bone marrow stem cells. Both natural ageing and chemotherapy drugs weaken the immune system.

The scientists found that multiple fasting sessions reduced immune system weakening and death in mice exposed to a chemotherapy drug.

Dr Tanya Dorff, co-author of the research published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, said: “While chemotherapy saves lives, it causes significant collateral damage to the immune system.

“The results of this study suggest that fasting may mitigate some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy.”

This film speaks of dogs that seem to have a sixth sense — able to detect cancer.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

Do we really know our companions, how they see their world, what they really think of us? This film speaks of dogs that seem to have a sixth sense — able to detect cancer. Scientists have delved deeper than ever before into the canine mind and body. It follows the life of a growing puppy. By watching it develop, it reveals the hidden abilities in all dogs. You’ll never see dogs the same way again.

A Frog Sitting on a Bench Like a Human

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Never seen nothing like this before. The video was shot entirely fortuitously. The frog is OK. There is no nails, no glue, animal abuse, etc. Later, he jumped off the bench and galloped away to the water.

Jill Bolt Taylor – My stroke of Insight

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on December 20, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.


brain_lateralization_1Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.
TED shares the best ideas from the TED Conference with the world for free, licensed under Creative Commons.

Japan: Record Outdoor Radiation Level That ‘Can Kill In 20 Minutes’ Detected At Fukushima

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Outdoor radiation levels have reached their highest at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant,warns the operator company.Radiation found in an area near a steel pipe that connects reactor buildings could kill an exposed person in 20 minutes,local media reported.

The plant’s operator and the utility responsible for the clean-up Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) detected record radiation levels on a duct which connects reactor buildings and the 120 meter tall ventilation pipe located outside on Friday. TEPCO measured radiation at eight locations around the pipe with the highest estimated at two locations – 25 Sieverts per hour and about 15 Sieverts per hour, the company said.

This is the highest level ever detected outside the reactor buildings, according to local broadcaster NHK. Earlier TEPCO said radiation levels of at least 10 Sieverts per hour were found on the pipe.

The ventilation pipe used to conduct radioactive gasses after the nuclear disaster may still contain radioactive substances, TEPCO added.

The earthquake in March 2011 triggered a tsunami that hit Japan’s coast, damaging the Fukushima Daiichi plant and causing the meltdown of three nuclear reactors. The crippled reactors burnt through the concrete basement while the water used to cool them has been leaking into the soil and contaminating the ground water on the premises of the nuclear facility. The radioactive water stored at the site has been seeping into the Pacific Ocean.

The water leakage has raised health concerns among Japan’s neighbors. For instance, South Korea has been testing fish caught off the country’s coast, according to the country’s fisheries ministry.

Meanwhile, the chairwoman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission assured that the radioactive water will reach the US West coast at safe levels.


Duncan Lou Who – I’m a Boxer Puppy, with legs of two.

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Duncan has a wheel chair and does physical and hydro therapy
Duncan Lou Who is a Boxer puppy who was born with severely deformed rear legs & pelvis. The bones in his legs were completely fused by the time he was 8 weeks & there was no way to correct them to save them. We chose to amputate his rear legs making him a double amputee & giving him the greatest chance at a wonderful life when he was just 12 weeks old. Duncan Lou Who doesn’t let his unique differences slow him down & he doesn’t know he is any different. He is now 16 weeks old, does physical therapy every day to correct the damage to his spine since birth, is regularly going to be doing hydrotherapy for life to help support his muscles and he also has a custom wheelchair to give him a second option of mobility. Duncan Lou Who is on a mission… to inspire YOU!

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