Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

OnlineCounsellingJamaica has instigated and is collaborating with the Hyperbaric Unit of the University of the West Indies Marine Lab to carry our Jamaica’s 1st trial of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for stroke rehabilitation based on a Cuban model.  The project should go on till Jan 2014 and is a fully, vertically integrated effort.  The case has been accepted for publication by the West Indian Medical Journal …so stay tuned…
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Discovery Bay Marine Lab

Talk on New Alternative Treatment Trials for Interstitial Cystitis Nov 22, 2013 at the SOSA Conference in Jamaica

I can’t tell you if I’ve invented a cure or not, but I’ve had good success with a somewhat cumbersome system of natural therapy for women at the ends of their rope with interstitial cystitis so I’m giving a talk on it at the University of  the West Indies MonaVisitor’s Lodge on November 22, 2013.   Hopefully I can get some funding to patent and research the protocol

A COVER UP OF THE ANSWER TO INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS & OTHER COLLAGEN VASCULAR AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES? PENTOSAN POLYSULPHATE FROM BEECH TREE BARK

List of Speakers for the SOSA conference

I’M SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE ABOVE ABOUT INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS WHICH APPEARS TO HAVE A SERIOUS AUTO-IMMUNE/COLLAGEN VASCULAR COMPONENT & I FIND IT ‘COINCIDENTAL’:

1) THAT THERE ARE PAPERS SAYING INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS HAS AN AUTO-IMMUNE LINK (READ COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISORDER LIKE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS)

2) THAT THIS MEDICINE WHICH IS CHEAPLY AVAILABLE IN EUROPE OVER THE COUNTER, IS MASSIVELY EXPENSIVE AND EXCLUSIVELY SOURCED FROM GERMANY IN THE US, TREATS BOTH THE AILMENTS ABOVE

3)THAT AN INDIAN COMPANY NOW COMING OUT WITH ITS OWN FORMULA CANNOT SELL IT IN THE STATES.

4)THAT AN INDIAN COMPANY RESEARCHING ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE RHEUMATOID CURE AND ARRIVING AT A BREAKTHROUGH WAS ONCE TORCHED

5) THAT McBLAWG, A BLOG ABOUT GLYCOSAMINAGLYCANS (READ PENTOSAN POLYSULPHATE, ETC.),  HAS A GLITCH WITH GOOGLE ‘RESEARCH SEARCH PAGE’ SO THE BLOG CAN’T BE READ

HMMMMMM…..

LINDA CURRERI OF NEW ZEALAND WROTE THE BOOKLET BELOW- IT INCLUDES A WAY TO SOURCE THE MEDS AND I INCLUDE THE  SOURCE WEBSITE  OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA FOR THE INDIAN PRODUCT .  HAS THIS 50 YEAR OLD MEDICINE BEEN OVERLOOKED OR SUPPRESSED…?

 

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pentosan polysulphate a medicine made from beech bark

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ORDER PENTOSAN POLYSULPHATE ORAL OUTSIDE THE US

KINGSTON KICKS – Escapade No 1- Rockfort Mineral Baths

Rockfort Mineral Spa, Jamaica

 

 

HIT YOUR SIX ON ROUTE KINGSTON KICKS!!!

I took myself to Rockfort Mineral Spa in the am hours and was not disappointed – quiet, simple and best of all, pristine.  Too bad they use chlorine to wash out pool Mondays because that water goes into our harbour and there are now serious, though slightly more costly, natural antimicrobials/fungicides.  Anyway, by Wednesday all trace of chlorine gone and they don’t chlorinate water obviously…they’re sure heading in the right direction down there…some staff very responsive, service oriented and helpful others the usual Jamaican ‘worksworths’.  And now to the pool, facilities and experience.

Pool: Crystal clear and clean

Ladies and gents, we’re missing a trick –  among highest, safe level mineral and conductivity ratings on earth.   This means take all your immune dermatological ailments there, take your joint ailments there, take your bottles to collect the BEST kind of alkaline water there for your internal ailments drinking a glass a day (no more, too much of anything good for nothing!).  Our rocks are estimated 6 x more conductive (magnetic activity) than most places on earth (In the early days of Jamaican radio, Radio Jamaica & Rediffusion engineers had to set up 6 x more relay equipment than elsewhere on earth to counter it and Portland (thank heavens) has still not been fully conquered by wireless)

The conductivity rating is 915 ms/m (permeation of your body)

The Sulphur rating is 400 mg/L  (skin magic)

The Magnesium is 124 mg/L (provided conductivity drives it in, asthma, pregnancy, autism and Lord- he- knows- what -else this-newly ‘re-discovered’ -miracle- mineral- that- is- now- acknowledged-sadly- lacking-in-diets-worldwide might help with)

Bicarbonate 227 CaCo3/L (your internal alkaline water magic, here properly buffered and not just so-so alkalinity, even so the heap of minerals can become a circulatory plaque base if you overdo it.  Best alkaline water available)

Silicon Dioxide 28.5 mg/L (1.5 mg below the magical point at which mineral water taken internally chelates harmful absorbed aluminium dramatically-pots and pans, deodorant, vaccines, baking powder, cocoa, etc etc., so I think regular temperate intake must still be helpful at these levels.)

Try it some time….

Facilities:  JA$350 and can be booked out.  Shallow throughout pool with 3 headwater spouts

Public side lovely and clean but private baths still unusable (they look too ‘medicinal’ today as well, need a more organic ‘spa’ oriented facelift).  Wed mornings best, ‘schoolers’ not yet there (even so they are separated off from adults when they do converge).  Take your bottles and collect your medicinal alkaline water 100% made in Jamaica at the head spring spouts.

Experience:  low key, folksy and very comfortable old time Jamaican and 100% best in the world primary product (again!)  The European Bads all have their fabulous brass and crystal bars for ‘taking their waters’, which ain’t up to ours, I saw one in Germany…   Could we ‘fancy up’ ours just a little…not too much…along the lines somebody like Chris Blackwell would do it…:)

TEL 1 876 938 5055

Stay tuned for Escapade No. 2 this month….

 

 

 

The New Breed of Resistant Ectoparasites

Want get rid of resistant scabies, burrowing fleas, lice and the like on yourself and pets…..

if you have time a hot soak with only your face sticking out of the bath water with 10 drops of clove, Olbas, eucalytous, tea tree, lavender &/or frankincense oils added, (make sure there are 20 drops total of any of the above, stronger if you can stand it) 1/2 hour then bathe with Canadian Orange Force biodegradable ‘everything cleaning substance’, (feel free to mix it with sulphur powder till a tiny precipitate seen and your own fresh urine for the ammonia factor which is lethal to mites) and spray yourself with original recipe Listerine…  If no time just shower and shampoo with Orange Force and spray on listerine afterwords.  You can then use Avon Skin So Sof, BioOil or a mix of virgin coconut and lavendar oils if you’re accustomed to moisturising after bath (optional but sulphur can be drying) and do use black castor oil to condition your hair because it makes hair grow AND kills mites (don’t be afraid of the 10 mins or so of itching scalp while the mites are being killed) guaranteed dead ducks provided you get rid of offending fomites and wash everything after one use/wear and UV/boil (like bras) them for a while.  Bras will be destroyed so buy cheap ones while treating.

Why does this work?  The oils for the bath drive the critters out of your pores and the tea tree kills em…  Orange Force is lethal to them because of of it’s gentle-to-you sulphonation.  Listerine’s recipe is lethal to them and as you know Skin So Sof is a famous critter killer….  Welcome back to normalcy…depending on length/degree of affectation…1 week to a year for cure.   (Add ivomectin if you feel suicidal…)

Ballroom Dance – the Male Headspace Game Changer

Ballroom Dance for All

I went to a Christmas afternoon do of the kind my mother used to tell me about –  a basket, ballroom dance party…probably one of the best fetes I’ll go to for the Season…courtesy of the Port Antonio amateur ballroom dance group led by a former Arthur Murray instructor.  Knock out, drop dead pool terrace venue overlooking the Rio Grande (Jamaica) Valley.  All sectors of society present, including the more unusual and happily becoming more usual social cross section.

So let me tell you the value of ballroom dance in changing headspace…one member is female, a tiny, fit, 61 yr old new entrepreneur who has just left a soul killing 22 yr relationship…she now has what the Spanish call and absolute RABIA (route word ‘rabies’ :)) for her newly learned dance skills.  Three males are young men from humble beginnings, trained in IT and out of work for now.  The little lady decided she’d found a way to keep them out of trouble…AND HOW…  To see these boys now is awe inspiring…we still have to work a bit on dress and grooming to acquire the polish of the ballroom but the head space and skill is there!  This is a good, solid intermediate group of lads who can look a dance partner squarely in her Tango eye and lead her.  They see themselves as male, accomplished and leaders…oh happy day…the key ingredients to the healthy male psyche.  Check out the younger men, older women pairing…nothing to it and they call her Auntie, but ‘it don’t look like no Auntie/Nephew business’ when we cut the rug, I can tell you.  There is a healthy element of fantasy that translates –  switces the headspace into believing you can be and do more, be bigger than you are…and we, tangoed, waltzed, merengued, jived, congaed and socaed!!!

I kind of dropped into the party by accident because of my mile long reputation of having a rabia for dance in general and my experience of it.  Weeeellllllll…there stood I on the fringes of the dance floor when one of these lads spotted me and raised the traditional macho ‘come here’ hand beckon.  I looked at him out of one eye and asked who he thought he was and admonished him to note that ballroom dance required manners and etiquette…he swept me into the circle and informed me the Tango was a man’s dance…I raised my eyebrows in amused disbelief and warned the lad not to ‘fly past his nest’.  It is a rare thing to see Jamaican marginalised males ‘step up’.   This little phrase and movie title is really what dance is all about for men.  It is a legitimate way to elegantly lead the female sex without threat to her modern ego and absolutely play to her biologically programmed wish to be led by a man.  It is ‘safe sex’ allowing not just physical but the more erotic mental interaction many women crave and to which few men pay attention.

The men who vociferously poopoo ballroom dance are the same ones who become intensely jealous of those who want to dance with their women…dance is inherently sexual and we all know it consciously or unconsciously…the more comfortable you are with sexual identity the more easily you ballroom dance.  Jamaicans’ history with ballroom dance is an exact metaphor for our sense of self, especially our men…we were avid dance partners till the late 60’s/early 70’s…now that skill has disappeared…we are fractured mentally…and though it used not to be, homosexuality is a new terror to us as well…all part and parcel.

So my advice is, if you want to improve your mental and physical health…find a ballroom dance groups.  It:

Is great exercise, re calories and improving coordination (grace, Usain is graceful is he not?!)

Usually ends up getting you to clean up and be nice to be near (grooming)

Is safe sex

Teaches men they can lead by guidance and not force

Creates a safe environment in which women enjoy being led

Gives the brain new learning work

Opens up your social circle, etc., etc.

Don’t just go and jump into any and every group, find a style and group that matches your personality like you would find a friend, doctor, etc., etc.  One size never fits all so go watch a few sessions of groups you’re considering joining FOR FUN…

Are they laughing and chatting and getting on together?

Are they happily bumbling through mistakes?

Is everybody equal and treated with respect?

Is it a level you can manager?

Is everybody HAVING FUN?

Don’t make the mistake of taking on sessions in a studio oriented to pros if just plain old fun is your aim…the atmosphere in these venues is RADICALLY different.  So get out there and shake a leg…!!!  Long live The Dance…!  If the world does end, I’ll die happy doing it :)!!!

(Of course that cap would have to come off as we progress :))

 

From Your Brains, Bones & Blood Vessels to Your Distributor Cap… Fish Oils



It’s a general archaeological truism that Africa is the cradle of humanity, but an interesting addendum has recently been theorised…there was a particular dietary constituent that appears to have fuelled the southern African groups who became artists and explorers and some of whom eventually fanned northward into the cooler climes.  Fish…lots of this real food of the gods.  Around the globe the evidence is mounting that coastal societies with access to lots of fish were bright, artistic and inventive; more so than their inland cousins.  The far northern and southern coastal groups also likely got more sun by the shores.  And have you wondered about the ‘crazy people’ who talk about spraying WD 40 on their rusty elbows and making their arthritic pains feel better?  It’s not bunk…  I’ll get to this.
Fish oils come from the oily fish; sardines, salmon, anchovies, herring, mackerel, cod or fish liver and now krill (whale food).  The fat soluble vitamins A & D come from the fish liver oils and then there are the Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), essential because we can’t make them so we need to eat them.  These EFAs come from the skin and oily parts other than fish livers.  Recent findings suggest that we need more EFAs than we had previously accepted.  In fish, these EFAs are comprised of the long chain omega-3 oils, EPA and DHA.   No labels you’ve commonly seen write out the full names… eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid.
Most cardiac physicians and internists in Jamaica now regularly suggest fish oils for the circulatory system and the beneficial effects on the joints have long been known.  It has also been newly publicised that your brains really need them too.  They are MAJOR brain conditioners, yes, against both dementia and Alzheimer’s too.  The archaeologists are actually calling fish ‘brain food’.  And what of our old friends Vitamins A & D?  Vitamin A is still critical for your eyes (comforting to know that this never changes from one minute to the next) but the story on Vitamin D has recently changed radically.  We need way more of it than was previously recommended.  Why?  A combination of factors including:

– People bathe with soap too often – twice per day is too much.   Use soap once per day.  If you must bathe more than once just do so under running water only and soap your “three armpits”!!  Soap washes off all the natural oils that the sun converts to essential Vitamin D.1

– People use too much sun block – sunlight is essential for the conversion of natural skin fats to Vitamin D, needed for absorption of calcium by bone, etc. and lack of Vitamin D will eventually result in bone calcium loss (osteoporosis).  By the way, sun block 15 gives you 95 % block.  Anything over that gives 100% sun block coverage.  Keep in mind, many of the sun block micro-chemicals & minerals are absolutely toxic and are themselves cancer forming.  You have to know which ones are okay to use, but this article is not about that story.

– Non-organic, commercial food quality has lost 50% of food value over the past century with genetic modification, depletion of soil nutrients & agri- & aquaculture methods unable to duplicate full nutritive value of feeds and fertilisers provided by nature.

– More indoor living – you get less of the sun’s UVA or B rays which convert the skin oil to Vitamin D.

Early last year I first came across the opinion that it’s harder to poison yourself on Vitamin D than was formerly thought.  A key Israeli researcher at a conference said he and his family gorge on 50,000 IU of Vitamin D per day!  Well, I think this amount is “nuts”, BUT guess what…practising oncologists I know and I use up to 5000 IU per day for cancer patients and those deficient in Vit D for whatever the reason and 2000-3000 IU per day is very good for anyone.  The active Vitamin D3 is what you’re after.

Concomitantly, the recommended time we should spend in the sun has also gone up – going from no more than 15 mins per day for those that live in the tropics and an hour for those that live farther north/south, to an hour a day for us tropicals and up to 2.5 hours for temperate and arctic types (please read as – exposure to UV light and remember I did not say go and roast yourself in UV cabinets which, when used MODERATELY and under a serious practitioner’s advice, can be very helpful).

As to the business of WD 40…well, its main substance is made from denatured fish oil and fish oils are anti-inflammatory for the joints.  In addition, the skin will absorb anything that is carbon chain based (like oils) if specific chemical ligands are not attached to the oil to prevent its absorption.  The denatured, anti-inflammatory fish oils soak in around the joints and make quite a few arthritic ones feel better.  Kindly note that I am not suggesting this as a formal prescription nor am I suggesting you consume it.  I’d rather you change your diet to fix your joints and spray the WD 40 on your distributor cap instead, inside and out, when you know you’re going out in bad weather so your car won’t shut off.  Remember too that WD40 is inflammable so do put out your cigarettes and be very careful of sparks in your distributor and electrical panels when you are using WD40!!  Flash burns are not uncommon with WD40.1

Okay, now what to do about taking fish oil supplements…?  I tell all my clients to “mix things up”.  Take oils from different sources so you get a more balanced mixture of EFAs and Vitamins A & D.  One month buy good old cod liver oil and take 6- 8 pearls per day.  Next month buy fish oil and take 3 big gels per day.  Next, pure salmon oil if you can get it and take 4 per day (these gels are usually smaller). Next buy krill oil and take an extra gel more than recommended on the bottle.  If you buy liquid oils take 1 to 1.5 tablespoons per day.  Why the mix up?  It’s one way of cutting down on the mercury issue and getting other micro-nutrients from one that another may not have.  You can also now get mercury filtered oils, but filtering always takes some good stuff out too.  Try and get the absolutely natural stuff, nothing added or ‘taken out’ with one exception, Vitamin E…a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory most richly found in plant material.  The manufacturers put it in fish/fish liver oils to improve its shelf life, but it will improve you too!   To tell the truth, I always tell my clients to not only do the mix of fish/fish liver oils as mentioned above, but also to add the flax, borage, coconut, sesame, olive, avocado and algae families of oils as alternates because these additional sources give you Vitamin E’s and plant omega-3s with none, or less (in the algae oils), of the toxins like mercury.  If you are already a DAILY imbiber of salmon, sardine, mackerel, herring and the plant sources, you can cut the above recommendations in half.  I am not saying fry or drown everything in oil…that tablespoon and ½ per day is IT for fat…period (okay, fling in 1 pat of butter if you like because the butyric acid is now said to fight colon cancer (!) and it has Vitamins A, if it’s really naturally yellow, and D).

Furthermore, there is also an issue which the various manufacturers and authorities rarely mention; heat and light oxidation of these oils.   Try to buy any fish/fish liver oil in dark glass containers that you cannot see through and keep all in the fridge.  As with all oils that are good for you, fish/fish liver oils do more harm than good if over heated or oxidised.  When your COSCO bottle with 1000 gels in it that you only take now and then has been sitting on your kitchen counter for 6 months or so and is smelling ‘high’… throw it out!  Oxidation of oils is really bad for you and it’s one of the reasons old fish smells bad even before it’s inedible.  Worse yet, the ageing oils absorb the toxins of the ageing plastic (if that’s what your container is made of) and create harmful substances in the form of too many oestrogen-like (female hormone) compounds.  Oestrogen overload is one of today’s poison plagues due to all the plastic containers in which we sell oils.

The benefits?  Fish oils are powerful cancer preventers (unless rotten and then they positively are a CAUSE of cancer).  In addition, these oils ensure better circulation, better brain power, less joint pain, less menstrual pain, less dizziness, less wobbly walking, less migraine and ease depression.  Not bad for a food source that we love to catch and eat but about which we remain environmentally negligent and too often wrongly say that it ‘kyaan dun’.