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What Makes Sunscreens Toxic?

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Facts taken from Dr Mercola’s Website

A study in the April 2004 Journal of Chromatography found that there was significant penetration into the skin of all sunscreen agents they studied. And slathering a carcinogenic agent onto your skin may in fact be worse for your health than ingesting it, as it goes straight into your blood stream.

By following experts’ recommendations to apply generous amounts of sunscreen every few hours to prevent skin cancer, you are likely absorbing a fair amount.

Making matters worse, scientists are not even sure whether sunscreen prevents against melanoma in the first place. They’ve suggested that sunscreen may prevent sunburn, but may fail to actually protect against cancer because most sunscreens only screen out UVB, which makes vitamin D, not the UVA that causes most of the damage.

Some studies have even found a link between melanoma and the use of commercial sunscreen! Additionally, potentially harmful chemicals such as dioxybenzone and oxybenzone are some of the most powerful free radical generators known to man. And yet other studies have linked specific chemical UV filters with the transsexualization of male fish and coral reef degradation.

Use ONLY natural sunscreen with safe, non-toxic ingredients, so as to not add to your toxic load, YOU DON’T NEED EXTRA TOXIC LOAD WITH YOUR MS and perhaps still not be protected from damaging UVA.

As you can see from this list, compiled from the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep website, there are lots of potential dangers lurking in your sunscreens:

Octinoxate (Octyl Methoxycinnamate) The most widely used sunscreen ingredient, known for its low potential to sensitize skin or act as a phototallergen. Estrogenic effects are noted in laboratory animals as well as disruption of thyroid hormone and brain signaling. Has been found to kill mouse cells even at low doses when exposed to sunlight!
Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) Associated with photoallergic reactions. This chemical absorbs through your skin in significant amounts. It contaminates the bodies of 97% of Americans according to Centers for Disease Control research. Health concerns include hormone disruption and cancer.
Octisalate Octisalate is a weak UVB absorber with a generally good safety profile among sunscreen ingredients. It is a penetration enhancer, which may increase the amount of other ingredients passing through skin.
Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) Primarily a UVA-absorbing agent, sunlight causes this unstable ingredient to break down into unknown chemicals, especially in the presence of another active, Octinoxate.
Octocrylene Produces oxygen radicals when exposed to UV light.
Homosalate Research indicates it is a weak hormone disruptor, forms toxic metabolites, and can enhance the penetration of a toxic herbicide.
Micronized Titanium Dioxide Sunscreens with micronized titanium dioxide may contain nanoparticles. Micronized TiO2 offers greater sun protection than conventional (larger) particles. These small particles do not penetrate skin but may be more toxic to living cells and the environment. Inhalation of powders and sprays is a concern.
Micronized Zinc Oxide Same as Micronized Titanium Dioxide, above.
Titanium Dioxide Appears safe for use on skin, due to low penetration but inhalation is a concern.
Ensulizole (Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid) Known to produce free radicals when exposed to sunlight, leading to damage of DNA, this UVB protector may have the potential to cause cancer.
Nano Zinc Oxide Nano zinc oxide offers greater sun protection than larger zinc particles. Comparatively little is known regarding potential health effects of nanoparticles. They do not penetrate healthy skin, and thus appear to pose a low health risk in lotions. Inhalation of powders and sprays is a concern.
Nano Titanium Dioxide Same as Nano Zinc Oxide, above.
Zinc Oxide Zinc has a long history of use in sunscreen and other skin care products; little absorption and no adverse health effects are reported.
Padimate O (Octyl Dimethyl PABA / PABA Ester) A derivative of the once-popular PABA sunscreen ingredient, research shows this chemical releases free radicals, damages DNA, has estrogenic activity, and causes allergic reactions in some people.
Menthyl Anthranilate 1 study found that it produces damaging reactive oxygen species when exposed to sunlight.
Mexoryl SX 2 hours of sunlight can degrade as much as 40% of this active ingredient. Low skin penetration.
Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol Not an approved active ingredient in the U.S.  Few studies exist on this chemical. It is photostable and does not absorb through your skin.
Sulisobenzone (Benzophenone-4) Can cause skin and eye irritation. Does not penetrate your skin to a large degree, but enhances the ability of other chemicals to penetrate.
Benzophenone-2 Not approved for use in United States sunscreens. Concerns about hormone disruption.

Antibiotics Put 142,000 Into Emergency Rooms Each Year

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control Waits 60 Years to Study the Problem

(Info taken from http://orthomolecular.com)

(OMNS, October 13, 2008) The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just released “the first report ever done on adverse reactions to antibiotics in the United States” on 13 Aug, 2008. (1) This is “the first report ever”? How is that possible? Antibiotics have been widely used since the 1940s. It is astounding that it has taken CDC so long to seriously study the side effects of these drugs. It is now apparent that there have been decades of an undeserved presumption of safety.

Antibiotics can put you in the emergency room. Common antibiotics, the ones most frequently prescribed and regarded as safest, cause for nearly half of emergencies due to antibiotics. And, incredibly enough, people in the prime of life – not babies – are especially at risk. The study authors reported that “Persons aged 15-44 years accounted for an estimated 41.2 percent of emergency department visits. Infants accounted for only an estimated 6.3 percent of ED visits.” They also found that nearly 80% of antibiotic-caused “adverse events” were allergic reactions. Overdoses and mistakes, by patients and by physicians, make up the rest.

Allergic reactions to antibiotics may be very serious, including life-threatening anaphylactic shock. Searching the US National Library of Medicine’s “Medline” database (2) for “antibiotic allergic reaction” will bring up over 9,700 mentions in scientific papers. A search for “antibiotic anaphylactic shock” brings up over 1,100. Many papers on this severe danger were actually published before 1960. (3) Given this amount of accumulated information, one might wonder why CDC took so long to seriously study the problem.

Overuse of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance. At its website, CDC currently states that antibiotic resistance “can cause significant danger and suffering for people who have common infections that once were easily treatable with antibiotics. . . Some resistant infections can cause death.” (4)

In the USA alone, “over 3 million pounds of antibiotics are used every year on humans . . . enough to give every man, woman and child 10 teaspoons of pure antibiotics per year,” write Null, Dean, Feldman, and Rasio. (5) “Almost half of patients with upper respiratory tract infections in the U.S. still receive antibiotics from their doctor” even though “the CDC warns that 90% of upper respiratory infections, including children’s ear infections, are viral, and antibiotics don’t treat viral infection. More than 40% of about 50 million prescriptions for antibiotics each year in physicians’ offices were inappropriate.”

Additionally, every year, a staggering 25 million pounds of antibiotics are administered to farm animals, most given in an attempt to prevent illness. Seepage from feedlots results in low concentrations of antibiotics in our waterways and food. This increases human antibiotic resistance. (6)

Antibiotic resistance and antibiotic allergic reactions continue to be major public health problems. Both dangers are directly related to the huge amount of antibiotics we consume. One immediate way to decrease the incidence of side effects from antibiotics is to use antibiotics less often. Reducing use “by even a small percentage could significantly reduce the immediate and direct risks of drug-related adverse events,” the CDC study authors said.

Alternative, non-drug treatments can also be an answer. Robert F. Cathcart, M.D., observed that high doses of vitamin C substantially reduce the dosage of antibiotics needed to treat patients. Vitamin C also specifically counters allergic reactions. Dr. Cathcart, a practicing allergist with decades of experience, said: “Patients seemed not to develop their first allergic reaction to penicillin when they had taken bowel tolerance vitamin C for several doses. Among the several thousand patients given penicillin, two cases of brief rash were seen in patients who had taken their first dose of penicillin along with their first dose of vitamin C . . . Many patients find the effect of ascorbate more satisfactory than immunizations or antihistamines and decongestants.” (7)

Back in the 1950s, physicians such as William J. McCormick, M.D., (8) and Frederick Robert Klenner, M.D., (9) found that very high doses of vitamin C can be safely and effectively used, by itself, as an antibiotic as well as an antiviral and antihistamine. Dr. McCormick wrote that vitamin C is known to “contribute to the development of antibodies and the neutralization of toxins in the building of natural immunity to infectious diseases. There is a very potent chemotherapeutic action of ascorbic acid when given in massive repeated doses, 500 to 1,000 mg (hourly), preferably intravenously or intramuscularly. When thus administered the effect in acute infectious processes is favorably comparable to that of the sulfonamides or the mycelial antibiotics, but with the great advantage of complete freedom from toxic or allergic reactions.” (10)

Using more vitamin C means needing fewer antibiotics. Using vitamin C along with antibiotics reduces their side effects. Orthomolecular (nutritional) physicians have been reporting this for years. (11)

The CDC has a long and lamentable history of ignoring dangerous antibiotic side effects. And still today, CDC demonstrates a striking disinterest in nutritional alternatives to drugs. At their website, there is not a single word about the value of vitamin C in reducing the need for antibiotics, or for reducing antibiotic side effects.

A cynic might speculate that drug companies have heavy influence at the US Centers for Disease Control.

Whatever the reason, patients are the losers.

References:

(1) Shehab N, Patel PR, Srinivasan A, Budnitz DS. Emergency department visits for antibiotic-associated adverse events. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Sep 15;47(6):735-43.

(2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

(3) Some examples include:
Arrigo G, D’Angelo A. Achromycin and anaphylactic shock. Riv Patol Clin. 1959 Oct;14:719-22.
Harvey HP, Solomon HJ. Acute anaphylactic shock due to para-aminosalicylic acid. Am Rev Tuberc. 1958 Mar;77(3):492-5.
Lythcott GI. Anaphylaxis to viomycin. Am Rev Tuberc. 1957 Jan;75(1):135-8.
Farber JE, Ross J, Stephens G. Antibiotic anaphylaxis. Calif Med. 1954 Jul;81(1):9-11.
Farber JE, Ross J. Antibiotic anaphylaxis; a note on the treatment and prevention of severe reactions to penicillin, streptomycin and dihydrostreptomycin. Med Times. 1952 Jan;80(1):28-30.
Patterson DB. Anaphylactic shock from chloromycetin. Northwest Med. 1950 May;49(5):352-3.

(4) http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/community/ Accessed September 22, 2008.

(5) Null G, Dean C, Feldman M, Rasio D. Death by medicine. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 2005. Vol 20, No 1, p 21-34. http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/2005/pdf/2005-v20n01-p021.pdf Also at http://www.doctoryourself.com/deathmed.html See also: Rabin R. Caution about overuse of antibiotics. Newsday. Sept. 18, 2003.

(6) Egger WA. Antibiotic resistance: unnatural selection in the office and on the farm. Wisconson Medical Journal. Aug. 2002.

(7) Cathcart RF. Vitamin C, titration to bowel tolerance, anascorbemia, and acute induced scurvy. Medical Hypothesis, 1981. 7:1359-1376. http://www.orthomed.com/titrate.htm or http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html

(8) Saul AW. The pioneering work of William J. McCormick, M.D. J Orthomolecular Med, 2003. Vol 18, No 2, p 93-96. http://www.doctoryourself.com/mccormick.html

(9) Klenner FR. The use of vitamin C as an antibiotic. Journal of Applied Nutrition, 1953. 6:274-278. http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/195x/klenner-fr-j_appl_nutr-1953-v6-p274.htm and http://whale.to/v/c/klenner1.html

(10) McCormick WJ. Ascorbic acid as a chemotherapeutic agent. Archives of Pediatrics NY, 1952. Vol. 69, No. 4, April, p 151-155. http://www.doctoryourself.com/mccormick1951.html

(11) Read full text, peer-reviewed nutritional research papers, free of charge: http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom

For more information:

Dr. F. R. Klenner’s work, summarized as “The Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C,” is posted in its entirety at http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/198x/smith-lh-clinical_guide_1988.htm

The complete text of Irwin Stone’s book on high-dose vitamin C therapy, “The Healing Factor,” is posted for free reading at http://vitamincfoundation.org/stone/

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Vaccination Stress

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There are hundreds of cases referring to vaccines reactions concerning MS and tens of other referring to wide spread diseases like autism (considered an epidemic in USA and vaccines are officially recognized as one of the main cause!) or polio. It would almost take a whole new website to start describing all these cases.

Most vaccines contain heavy metals for preservatives (Aluminum, Mercury) and many other poisonous ingredients like the V40 substance). The vaccine for Hepatitis B is linked to Multiple Sclerosis. The “secret” behind this is the vaccine industry who only cares about profit. No vaccine is curing us. Vaccination is obligatory because without it big vaccine manufactures would lose tremendous amounts of money!

Some of you may wonder…What if we didn’t have the vaccines? Some diseases would kill us all! There are more than clear evidence that most vaccines appeared after serious diseases, which they are supposed to fight, were gone! After their appearance, these diseases began to grow again! Not to mention the alternative solutions we have in a number of diseases like Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Flu, Measles. Viruses causing some diseases make their circle and vanish naturally. Some of them had an increase due to certain conditions like wars, special situations where the public health state was low.

There is a huge propaganda and terrorism to have the vaccine of a number of diseases beginning from children to older people. If you take a look in Google and search for vaccines you will find equal articles to advertise vaccines with articles to warn of the dangers of vaccines. My doctor always told me that it’s better to have the disease than take the vaccine.

We are not smarter than our body to force it prevent disease. Our defense mechanisms knows better as long as we treat our body right.

I could speak for hours about vaccines but I think it would be much more useful to watch these videos or read these:

Toxins and MS

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Toxins is a topic that cannot be covered easily. Toxins are produced by living cells. Everyone knows that toxins are connected to many serious health problems such as cancer. They are contained to many foods (especially processed food), more or less in the air we breath, within known poisons, basically everywhere. Basic inhibitory function of the toxins is to block the cells receptors so the cells cannot absorb the essential substances for their normal growth.

My doctor says there are thousands of them inside our colon. There are cases when scientists want to provoke artificial cancer to mice for experimentation purposes so they use some extremely cancerous toxins from our colon!

What in my opinion one should know is the magic word “detoxification”. It is one of the major functions of the liver and kidneys. Remember that fat stores toxins! The key here is to follow some steps for detoxification in everyday life.

1. Try to accompany your meat with a glass of good quality wine (IWT)*. Wine is said to help burn the fat (which is oxidized easily).

2. Stick to your gluten free anti fungus diet.

3. Try to go to the toilet everyday (basic detoxification process) and if you’re having constipation problems use some physical cathartic. In case your colon remains for more than one day uncleaned toxins are produced which are absorbed into your blood stream. It is one of the most common cause which deteriorates your MS symptoms.

4. If you use B12 vitamin try to use the type called “Methylcobalamine” because of its detoxification properties.

5. Ask your therapist if you need to use any herbal, homeopathy remedies which helps body to detox.

6. Fruits, small Fish (not very often because almost all fish contain a small or high amount of heavy metals), vegetables play a crucial role to our body’s detoxification.

7. By discarding Heavy Metals you’re detoxification yourself! So B1 plays a crucial rolle to detoxification process.

8. Eliminate alcohol, smoking.

*(ITW)=If Well Tolerated

See also the “How the protocol helps you detoxify from heavy metals” page.

Οι τοξίνες είναι ένα θέμα που δεν μπορεί να καλυφθεί εύκολα. Οι τοξίνες παράγονται από τα ζωντανά κύτταρα. Όλοι ξέρουν πως οι τοξίνες συνδέονται με πολλές σοβαρές παθήσεις όπως ο καρκίνος. Βασική ανασταλτική τους λειτουργία στην φυσιολογία του οργανισμού είναι να μπλοκάρουν τους υποδοχείς των κυττάρων εμποδίζοντας την πρόσληψη από τα κύτταρα απαραίτητων ουσιών. Περιέχονται σε πολλά φαγητά (ειδικά επεξεργασμένα) περισσότερο ή λιγότερο στον αέρα που αναπνέουμε , μέσα σε γνωστά δηλητήρια, ουσιαστικά παντού.

Ο γιατρός μου λέει ότι υπάρχουν χιλιάδες τοξίνες μέσα στο έντερό μας πολλές από τις οποίες είναι εξαιρετικά επικίνδυνες.

Φανταστείται πως κάποιες από αυτές χρησιμοποιούνται για να προκληθεί τεχνητός καρκίνος σε ποντίκια πειραματόζωα μέσα σε μερικές εβδομάδες!

Κατά τη γνώμη μου η μαγική λέξη εδώ είναι “ΑΠΟΤΟΞΙΝΩΣΗ”. Είναι στοιχειώδης λειτουργία του συκωτιού και των νεφρών. Θυμηθείται ότι το λίπος αποθηκεύει τοξίνες. Το κλειδί εδώ είναι να ακολουθούμε καθημερινά κάποια βήματα που βοηθούν σε αυτή τη διαδικασία.

1. Προσπαθήστε να συνοδεύετε το κρέας σας με ένα ποτήρι καλής ποιότητας κρασί (ΑΕΑ)*. Το κρασί βοηθά στο κάψιμο του λίπους.

2. Ακολουθείστε την ελεύθερη γλουτένης αντιμυκητιακή σας δίαιτα.

3. Φροντίστε να πηγαίνεται καθημερινά στην τουαλέτα (βασική μέθοδος αποτοξίνωσης). Το ζήτημα αυτό είναι κρίσιμο! Σε περίπτωση που το έντερό σας μένει γεμάτο ή μισογεμάτο για πάνω από μια ημέρα τότε παράγονται τοξίνες, που απορροφούνται στο αίμα. Στη συντριπτική πλειοψηφία των περιπτώσεων αυτό εντείνει τα συμπτώματά σας.

Βεβαιωθείται ότι αυτό γίνεται με ποιότητα χωρίς προβλήματα (άνετη αφόδευση). Το έντερό μας είναι γύρω στα 7 μέτρα και για να αδειάσει χρειάζεται ηρεμία και χρόνο. Αν έχετε προβλήματα δυσκοιλιότητας χρησιμοποιήστε κάποιο φυτικό καθαρκτικό.

4. Εάν χρησιμοποιείτε βιταμίνη Β12 προσπαθήστε να κάνετε χρήση του τύπου “Μεθυλκομπαλαμίνη” λόγω των αποτοξινοτικών ιδιοτήτων της.

5. Ρωτήστε το γιατρό σας αν χρειάζεστε κάποιο βότανο, ομοιπαθητικό που βοηθά στην αποτοξίνωση. Υπάρχει πληθώρα σκευασμάτων (Super Detox κλπ)

6.Τα φρούτα, τα ψάρια και τα λαχανικά παίζουν σημαντικό ρόλο στην αποτοξίνωση. Αν βεβαίως πρόκειται για βιολογικά.

7. Με το να αποβάλλετε βαρέα μέταλλα αποτοξινώνεστε! Άρα η Β1 παίζει κρίσιμο ρόλο στη διαδικασία της αποτοξίνωσης.

8. Σταματήστε το αλκοόλ και το κάπνισμα.

*(ΑΕΑ)=Αν Είναι Ανεκτά


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