Continuing our 7 Part Information Series – How to Detoxify Your Body.
Think about your whole body energy…
Like all matter, the human body is not just made up of physical and chemical structures, it also has subtle energy fields known as bio-energy. Bio-energy is crucial to life. A body without energy = death. Our brain activity is powered by electrical impulses. Our food is converted into energy for every cell in our bodies to use. Every nerve impulse in your body is an electric current. Every cell in your body is a mini-battery. When healthy, your cells pump out 70-90 millivolts.
To achieve and maintain vibrant health, we must protect our energy frequency and flow (or circulation) throughout the body.
To attain and maintain vibrant health, we must protect the vital bio-energy flow throughout our body which should be free-flowing, and in perfect vibration or frequency.
Any disruption or imbalance to the bio-energy pathways or “vibrations” can lead to disharmony, making us prone to ill health and diseases.
Unlike any other time in history, we are now subjected to toxic electromagnetic smog or electromagnetic frequency (EMF) from electrical wiring and gadgets (mobile phones, computers, radio and television, microwave ovens), radio frequency, wireless, transmission towers, etc all of which can weaken and disrupt the body’s bio-energy field. EMF pollution is all around us and completely unavoidable. EMF affects our cells energy levels, causing lack of energy, poor concentration.
What health benefits are there to using an energy pendant? As it turns out, they are many – AND THEY ARE PROFOUND, including:-
Eliminate and nullify the effects of man-made frequencies in the human body
Increase the energy level of every single cell in the body to the ideal 70-90 millivolt range
Improved circulation facilitating better blood flow for better oxygen and nutrient delivery, and for more effective toxin removal.
Strengthens your body’s bio-energy and increases your energy levels
FIR causes the water molecules to vibrate, resulting in the breakdown of their cluster size. Some toxic gases, including carbon dioxide, or heavy metals like mercury and chlorine are easily trapped in large water clusters in the body.
Consequently, trapped toxic waste gases and other toxic materials are released, and ultimately flushed out of the body.
Together with the improved circulation, reduced water cluster size in the body will result in improved cellular function, better energy and vitality.
Are you suffering from Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome? There is scientific evidence that the earth’s magnetic field is diminishing, this along with interference created by power lines, electrical wiring, home appliances, computers means we may no longer be “in tune” with the magnetic frequency we need to maintain good health. Given that our cells function like mini-batteries, the disruption in magnetic fields affects our cells’ ability to transport life-giving oxygen, nutrients and white blood cells to nurture and heal, while carrying away toxins and wastes. Magnetic therapy can restore and rebalance the proper charge to your cells so natural healing and detoxifying can occur.
I’ve been on the lookout for more reviews of The Flex Belt so here they are!
Below is a summary of 421 consumer comments sorted by “Thumbs Up”, “Thumbs Down” and “Undecided/Neutral”. I haven’t edited a word, I haven’t created or deleted anything. 53 actual comments (not specially selected or sorted) are included.
Kelly_t: I read the review and thought this might be a good one. I have some serious lower back problems, and about 3 months ago I realized i was not going to be able to do situps anymore. I could not stand the idea of letting my abs turn into a “gut.” So I gave the Flex Belt a try. I have to say I was very surprised by how well it has worked.
Amy: Such a GREAT invention!! I mean, every woman I know complains about her tummy, and so few of us actually do sit-ups or anything to take care of it. I like the Flex Belt because it allows me to be lazy while exercising!!! Is that wrong to say?? But it really doesn’t require much work, and it really is toning my abs. Glad I ordered it. Thumbs up.
swordfish_T: I have to admit I was wary of the idea of a belt working out my abs. I always thought it was ‘no pain, no gain.’ Well, I was pleasantly surprised by the Flex Belt trainer.
cornflake_girl001: I never know if I’m even doing any good with situps, there’s so many different ways to do them, I mean you can go all the way up, and where do you put your hands? I just never knew. The Flex Belt was the perfect solution for me I like it its working.:)
melania: I think most people do situps & crunches wrong anyway, which is why they don’t get results. I read that The Flex Belt works out all of the muscle groups in the tummy, this one sounds like a winner.
Tatiana: I dont have alot to say but the Flex belt is working, I put it on when I’m watching TV It’s helping me alot.
Julia: I have a Flex Belt, I just wanna say you can feel it doing it’s thing…it’s really pretty cool!
Wendy: Can women who have just given birth use it?
Delia: I couldn’t really resist the money back guarantee for The Flex Belt. I love sampling new products. And this one turned out to be a real keeper. Glad I read about it.
Joshua: Really didn’t think a belt would actually tone my abs, but The Flex Belt works, and it works faster than I expected, too. After a week of using it, I could feel my muscles developing, and that’s kept me motivated to keep putting it on. By summer, this gut should be gone.
Linda: I googled Flex Belt and found this site. I ordered it cuz they had a guarantee and now where it while I’m making dinner or cleaning up the house. My kids laugh at me, but my abs are no longer neglected, and I feel it’s beginning to show results.
les_64: Seems like a good one, I am going to try it, thanks everyone. Leslie
Lynette: My mom swears by this, I came on line to check it out. It sounds pretty good.
Cam: For me, the Flex Belt has been the first step in a complete change in my lifestyle. When I noticed how well the belt was working for my stomach, I became more concerned with other areas of my body, and decided maybe it was time to start lifting weights, you know, toning up all over. I’m feeling pretty good, and looking good too.
email@example.com: How big a person can this belt accomodate?
Orchid_979: Using The Flex Belt has helped me be able to last a little longer on the treadmill. I don’t know what it is about it, but I can go about a mile further without too much struggle, since I started using the Flex Belt 2 months ago.
Giuseppe: I lift weights a lot, and i have never been able to get quite the kind of 6 pack i wanted. The Flex Belt really just takes my abs to the next level. Best part is I dont have to do aneything.
Madison: Great site, I love seeing all of these comments. I admit, I was not so sure that the Flex Belt would work, but it sounds like it has helped out a lot of people here. Thanks for sharing your experiences with it.
april: ugh, how i used to hate situps!!! i am SO happy to hear there is something new for this.
LRWatts@aol.com: Well maybe in a few years I could consider getting The Flex Belt. My son is at an age where he just gets into everything I have and I’m afraid he might ruin it or something. It doesn’t matter where I hide it, he’ll find it.
confetti_snow: Sounded too good to be true. I got it and I can feel it working. Have not lost weight yet…but I’m a total believer now.
purplepassion82: I’m really liking this Flex belt and the results i’m getting. I’m also doing cardio and eating healthy, so I’m losing weight too.
Eileen: I noticed a big change around the third week, and was convinced that I needed to keep it. THANK YOU!!!
Josie: My stomach has just always been flabby, no matter how much weight i lose it never looks right. I just ordered The Flex Belt & I really hope that it will work!
Nick: Guys, I felt the same way. I saw the video on the the flex belt website that made me realize it could be effective. So glad I ended up ordering it, my abs are becoming pretty visible and I got a free subscription to fitness magazine with my order heres the link www.theflexbelt.com/guarantee
Bonnie: Gosh I just despise my stomach, and I usually wear big shirts to cover it up. The look is making me look more like a grandma than a mother of young girls, though. I guess I’d be willing to try anything at this point, and The Flex Belt looks like a good one.
stacey: I don’t think you have to exercise & diet with The Flex belt at all, but i guess if you want to lose more weight in addition to toning, it probably helps. But I’m seeing great results without exercising.
Marlo: I just ordered thianks for the information.
Rick: Um, not sure how this can work unless you actually work out.
Regan: I don’t like having anything around my waist, is it constricting?
elise: I’m lazy & I admit it! I think flexbelt is an awesome product for those who still want to look good but dont have time to go the gym like me.
Charlene: Anybody know if they make it in pink, the product sounds awesome.
Stacy: I just ordered this flex Belt, and I cannot wait to get rid of this little belly that has recently popped out. I turned 40 and now I have rolls over top of all my jeans, hope this works. thanks Stacy
Gene_Forester@aol.com: Well, I’m an older individual, and situps and crunches are just not a very good idea for me. The Flex Belt seems right for me.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Well I like the Flex belt for toning, and Miracle Burn for weight loss because it has a fat burner and a free trial offer. I like both of these product and found em on this site.
lynn: i cannot wait ’til it’s summer! Right now I only have a one-piece swimsuit, but if this Flex Belt keeps it up, I’m going to buy a bikini!
Emilio: My Flex Belt came with a travel pouch, which is perfect for me b/c I travel a lot. I think all the traveling I do is what caused me to get out of shape in the first place, even if the hotel has a gym, I don’t always have time to use it, and then eating out, well forget it. Anyway, this is helping me get back in shape.
gina76_marie: Hi, I’m looking to get rid of the “pouch” i seem to have now after my baby. Does flexbelt help with that?
beetle_bug68: LOVE the Flex Belt belt!! Really good product.
Terry: I got it and like it thanks.
Ivana: Well I was surprised at how comfortable the Flex belt is to wear around the tummy. I do not feel constricted at all. I think someone had that concern about it, but I never notice any discomfort. Thumbs up.
Mona: Miracle Burn is my favorite fat burner too!
Warren: After I read a review on The Flex Belt, I was pretty impressed. I got it, and it’s working for me too.
Nina: I actually feel like I’ve done a workout after i take off my Flex Belt…that’s one way I know it’s really doign something. Also, I can see it!
T.J.: Found this on google, doe it work for guys?
Colleen: The commercial for Flex Belt looked ridiculous, but I tried it anyway based on all the thumbs up coments. Glad I did, thank you very much.
saucy_stuff999: Hmm, I guess I DO have abdominal muscles after all!!
smitty_S@juno.com: Great product, excellent results…The Flex Belt has really improved my look and self-image.
Ana: Yep the commercial sucks, but since flexbelt came with a guarantee and a warranty, I said, why not? I’ve had it for about six months, no problems, just better abs!
daria: hey, i read these posts for The Flex Belt and decided to try it….it worked! Thanks!!
Mimi: Finally, I fit into my old clothes, the ones I wore BEFORE the baby. Although, they’re probably a little outdated but that’s not the point, they actually FIT!!
Myra_Laskin: If i can actually quit doing situps, this Flex Belt will be worth every single penny and then some.
Julie: The Flex Belt is working much better than I expected it to. I was giving it 4 weeks, and I’m there right now, with a firmer stomach.
T_Max: I already work out my abs, but the The Flex Belt allows me to work them out even when I’m not working them out. recommenede.
Shara: No complaints here, The Flex Belt is AWESOME!!
The Flex Belt official websiteis awesome! It is visually stunning and leaves nothing to the imagination which is helpful when purchasing a $199 item. It is informative without being distracting.
Make sure you check out their testimonials and press page. The Flex Belt has been praised by celebrities and enthusiastically reviewed by these major publications: Flex Magazine, Weight Watchers, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Fitness and many more…In Fact – this site is sponsored by Flex & Fitness Magazines and all orders come with a free 1-year subscription should you want it.
Like a lot of people I simply couldn’t get away from the constant barrage of news on the subject. So I did some research and wrote yesterday’s article.
Obviously this outbreak is of great concern at the moment as no-one is sure how serious it will be. Will it become a pandemic? It’s too early to know. Hopefully it’s going to be much ado about nothing.
But what if it’s not? What if it becomes more serious? The truth is that, today, the World Health Organization has stepped up the pandemic alert level to phase 4 (on a scale from 1 to 6). The phase 4 alert level means there is sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus causing outbreaks in at least one country.
“At this time, containment is not a feasible option,” as the virus has already spread to several other countries, said WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda.
Putting an alert at phases 4 or 5 signals that the virus is becoming increasingly adept at spreading among humans. That move could lead governments to set trade, travel and other restrictions aimed at limiting its spread.
Phase 6 is for a full-blown pandemic, characterized by outbreaks in at least two regions of the world.
It could take four to six months before the first batch of vaccines are available to fight the virus, WHO officials said.
Four to six months is a long time to wait.
I know that boosting your immune system, through healthy eating, nutritional supplementation and detoxifying, is always a good way to protect yourself from illness. But if the problem is with us NOW, and your immune system is not currently at optimum levels what can YOU do NOW?
So I went looking for an answer.
Madison Cavanaugh, author of “The One-Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases” has a message of hope for us. She insists that the fear is incorrectly placed on the swine flu virus itself. “Microbes, germs, harmful bacteria and viruses, such as the swine influenza virus, do not cause disease in and of themselves,” she states.
“They do seek their natural habitat — such as an oxygen-deficient body — rather than being the CAUSE of the disease. It’s no different from the way mosquitoes seek out stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant.”
Madison’s statements are consistent with the findings of Dr. Rudolf Virchow (1821 – 1902), also called the “Father of Pathology” (see page 46 of “The One-Minute Cure”).
It is also supported by Louis Pasteur, the notable 19th century French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease, who recanted his germ theory of disease at his deathbed, stating, “The microbe is nothing. The terrain is everything.”
The terrain of which Pasteur spoke refers to an oxygenated environment in the human body, which makes for a strong immune system. A weakened or suppressed state of the immune system only occurs when the human body lacks oxygen, thereby allowing viruses, such as the swine influenza virus, to breed.
It therefore stands to reason that the swine flu virus does not CAUSE disease, but rather seeks out an environment where it can thrive best — and that is in oxygen-deprived bodies.
“A sufficiently oxygenated body is uninhabitable by disease,” Madison further states, “and viruses can neither survive nor thrive in it.” Therefore, the best defense against microbes, germs, harmful bacteria and viruses, such as the swine flu virus, is to keep the body oxygenated.
“The One-Minute Cure” presents the therapeutic use of the only natural substance which stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells to a dramatically greater degree than is usually reached by other means.
This action creates an oxygenated environment that enables the body to cure itself of virtually all diseases ranging from influenza to cancer, AIDS, heart disease, asthma, diabetes and arthritis.
The natural oxygenating substance which is the central subject of the book has a long history of therapeutic use dating back 170 years ago when it was used to reverse a wide variety of illnesses — from minor ones like colds and flu to serious ones like cholera and malaria. It was even used to help stop the Spanish Flu of 1918.
Over the past 70 years, this safe, inexpensive and powerful healing modality has been administered by an estimated 15,000 European doctors, naturopaths and homeopaths to more than 10 million patients to successfully treat practically every known disease.
The natural remedy can be self-administered at home in less than a minute, and costs only 1-1/2 cents a day to use. Therefore, it costs so little to become immune to the swine flu virus and virtually all diseases.
If you haven’t already obtained a copy of “The One-Minute Cure,” the rapid spread of the swine flu virus is one of the best reasons for you to do so.
The latest virus being called swine flu appears to be a mutated flu virus which has originated from pigs (which, like humans, are susceptible to respiratory illnesses). It is a mix of several strains of flu and is therefore classified as a new strain.
Influenza viruses can be a number of different types: there’s flu A, flu B and flu C. Flu A is the bird form and, of course, which can also infect humans. Flu viruses are further categorized according to the surface molecules, the H (for Haemagglutinin) and the N on the surface.
This new strain is a H1N1 virus, which circulates in humans, pigs and birds. It’s possible that the pig initially got some of its flu from a bird and then co-mixed that with the human form to produce this hybrid, which is why you can find elements of all three.
Follow the link to a graphic showing pig to human transmission http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/swine-flu/
Why is it called swine flu?
The name swine flu has been coined as pigs are where the mutated virus originated.
How do you get swine flu?
As with any other type of flu, the new swine flu is spread through direct contact with a sick person or touching a surface which has the virus on it and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Through breathing in airborne droplets from an ill person sneezing or coughing.
Check out the video on what happens when you get the flu. http://video.about.com/coldflu/Influenza.htm
Is there a vaccine against the swine flu?
Not at the moment, the current seasonal version of flu vaccine has not been designed to protect against the new flu virus.
How can you avoid getting flu?
If swine flu is in your area avoid crowded places. Make only essential trips. Take normal precautions against infection, wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, avoid rubbing your face.
Of course the best way to avoid any kind of flu is to boost you immune system by getting plenty of sleep, eating healthy foods, taking nutritional supplements. Don’t smoke or drink alcohol to excess as these impair your body’s natural defenses. Avoid too much sugar, as sugar impairs your immune system.
Can you get swine flu from eating pork?
The WHO says no. Pigs entering the food supply are being screened and any found to be ill are excluded. Also, proper cooking will kill the virus.
Can you get swine flu from exposure to live pigs?
Yes, if they are sick with the illness. Piggery or abattoir workers are susceptible to catch the virus from infected stock.
Can you die from getting any sort of flu?
Unfortunately, yes. Usually only people with pre-existing illness or compromised immune systems (the very young or very old) are at risk of dying. Death rates of 1% are usual. The great Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 had a death rate of around 2.5%.
Is swine flu more dangerous than “normal” flu?
It’s probably too early in the outbreak to know. Fortunately, the antivirals Tamiflu and Relenza appear to be effective in reducing the symptoms. Antivirals need to be taken in the first 48 hours after contracting the illness.
What are the symptoms of swine flu?
In general flu symptoms are severe headaches, high fever with chills, muscle aches and body pains, extreme fatigue, dry cough. A runny nose, stomach upset with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are possible, particularly in children, but less common. Severity of symptoms will vary person to person and may start or worsen suddenly. It appears the swine flu may cause bloody mucus and vomiting. If your respiratory symptoms become bronchitis, pneumonia like worsen seek immediate medical attention.
Do I just have a common cold?
Maybe, if you don’t have a fever, aren’t very fatigued but do have a sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and a productive cough you’ve probably got a cold.
What to do if you become ill with flu-like symptoms
Don’t panic. Get plenty of rest, keep hydrated. Stay at home to avoid spreading your illness. Use tissues so they can be disposed of easily. Over-the-counter medications like analgesics can help relieve aches, pains and reduce fever. Cough suppressants help stop an annoying dry cough. Seek medical treatment if symptoms worsen, remember that the antivirals need to be taken within 48 hours. If you are worried call your doctor or hospital and ask their advice. If you have an existing condition or illness get medical advice sooner.
What does Epidemic mean?
A higher incidence (spread) of an infectious disease than would normally be expected.
What does Pandemic mean?
A combination of two things:-
A significantly higher incidence of cases of an infectious disease.
The size of the area affected by the spread of the disease.
Are antibiotics useful?
No, the flu is a viral infection not a bacterial infection. Antibiotics can be useful for any secondary infections.
What areas are affected by Swine Flu?
Go to http://healthmap.org/en which shows disease alerts by country/disease. Select/deselect using the menus on the left.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is plays a major part in your detox process. You can use saunas to sweat out toxins. However, it’s also a major entry point for toxins. Personal care lotions are absorbed by your skin. Hair colorants and nail polish remover are also hazards. And don’t forget the residue of dry cleaning chemicals in your clothes.
A major problem is the risk of absorption of household chemicals and pesticides. Never get these chemicals on your skin.
Again, it’s very difficult to avoid all these toxins, all you can do is try and minimize your exposure by purchasing the “friendliest” products you can find and afford. Personally I avoid dry cleaning all together, most garments which state “dry clean only” can be carefully washed by hand then drip dried or steam cleaned. If I think a garment can only be cleaned by dry cleaning I probably wouldn’t even buy it.
Your skin absorbs chlorine and other chemicals used to treat our water supplies. So while you are showering, you are actually absorbing harmful chemicals. The very bad news is that you take these chemicals much more readily through your skin compared to drinking unfiltered water. This information is not new (as the quote from the New Scientist will show) it’s just not well known.
“Taking long hot showers is a health risk…… Showers, and to a lesser extent baths, lead to a greater exposure to toxic chemicals contained in water supplies than does drinking it. The chemicals evaporate out of the water and are inhaled. They can also spread through the house and be inhaled by others. House holders can receive 6 to 100 times more of the chemical by breathing the air around showers and bath than they would by drinking the water.” NEW SCIENTIST, September 1986
Welcome to the continuation of our 7 part information series. How to Detoxify Your Body.
Think about your digestive system…
Indigestion, constipation and bloating seem to be prevalent these days. It’s a fact that our digestive tract is the first part of our system to be subjected to toxins in water and food. If constipation slows the movement of wastes then your body is subjected to concentrated toxins for a longer period of time. This is obviously something to avoid and a good reason to use those 7 day detox plans. Detoxifying your body is not about starving yourself, it’s about nourishing and cleansing.
Foods like fresh fruit and vegetables cereals, grains, seeds and nuts are high in fiber which helps speed the movement of waste through your digestive tract.
Probiotics are another way to aid your digestive process. There is no doubt there is a war going on in your digestive tract. We all have good microbes (intestinal flora) residing within us, but there are bad ones as well. Disease-causing bugs in the intestine must compete with the “good” microbes.
What we need is an effective way to not only help keep the balance, but to actually let the good flora win. You need more good bacteria to allow your immune system, which is your body’s defense mechanism, to fight against the millions of bacteria and toxins you consume each day. Probiotics are vital for proper digestion of fats and proteins, synthesizing of vitamin K, vital for the prevention of osteoporosis and many of our B vitamins, plus they detoxify the intestinal tract and reduce cancer risks.
Pure water is also an essential part of detoxifying your digestive system, proper hydration allows more efficient elimination of waste so ensure you drink 8-10 glasses of purified water each day.
Welcome to the continuation of our 7 part series How to Detoxify Your Body.
Think about eating…
Are you getting enough nutrition? Realise that I didn’t say enough food, I said enough nutrition. That a great many people are getting too much food is very evident. Unsatisfied hunger is a signal that, despite eating, your body is still undernourished. It’s really a cry for help. So, answer the call and eat whole foods rich in essential proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients like antioxidants, phytonutrients and trace minerals.
Our bodies need proper nutrition to function properly at all levels, and this includes our ability to detoxify. Eating nutrient dense foods is important to nurture your body’s 100 trillion cells.
Avoid eating processed foods which almost always contain high levels of sugar, salt, fats, coloring, preservatives and other chemicals. Fresh whole food is best.
Add nutrient dense superfoods like acai berry, maqui berry supplements to your diet. These natural superfoods have high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients, plus fiber to cleanse your colon. Other superfoods like spirulina (considered to be a whole food) , chlorella (which has the ability to remove heavy metal contamination from your body) and stabilized rice bran are a must to boost your intake of concentrated nutrition.
The other aspect is to avoid ingesting toxins. Organically grown food has been shown to be more nutritious and is certified to be free of pesticides. So, if you can afford it, buy organic. If you’re more budget conscious, take up the example of America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama and plant your own organic vegetable garden. It’s very rewarding, you know the exact origin of the food, plus you can grow special varieties, not just the types usually grown commercially.
Want a delicious recipe using whole, natural foods? Try Salmon, Broccoli and Mushroom Pasta.
Try this easy, quick recipe which can be adjusted, as required, to suit a varied number of people.
Salmon steaks – 1 per person
Broccoli – 1 cup per person – cut in small “trees” washed and drained in cold water – not tightly packed.
Mushrooms – 2/3 medium sized ones per person – brushed and sliced
Cherry or grape tomatoes
Garlic – 2 cloves per person or to taste – crushed
Salt – natural salt is best
Black Pepper – ground to taste
Small amount of butter – please use real butter
Cream – the runny sort you can cook with
Fettuccine – quantity to suit the number of people you need to serve – cooked in salted water.
Pan 1 – get the pasta cooking – follow directions on the pack.
At the same time:-
Pan 2 – Melt the butter in a large frying pan – add the sliced mushrooms and garlic – stir till partly cooked.
Add the cream and cook till slightly thickened.
Add the tomatoes and take off the heat immediately and set aside.
Then, after Pan 2 is done
Pan 3 – Start cooking the salmon in a frying pan – very simply. Just sprinkle a little salt and place in pan skin side down. No need to add any oil or fat as there should be enough fat in the salmon to stop it sticking. Cook on medium heat 5 minutes or until browned, then turn and cook another 3 minutes. When cooked, turn off the heat and set aside.
Check the pasta – it’s probably cooked by now – if so drain and set aside.
Pan 4 – A small saucepan with a tight lid – get the pan hot, then add the broccoli pieces (which should still have water in them from being washed) and replace the lid – beware it will sizzle and steam – toss the broccoli briefly and turn off the heat – leave the lid on.
Everything is now cooked, so put it together.
Add the cooked pasta to the Mushrooms, tomatoes and cream sauce and gently stir. Add ground black pepper to taste.
Add the cooked broccoli to the pasta – stir gently.
Break up the salmon steaks into flakes and place on top of the pasta.
Serve immediately with a green salad of baby spinach, butter lettuce and cucumber.
I think you’ll find it’s delicious!
You can adjust the recipe to suit your taste and budget – e.g. fewer salmon steaks, more broccoli.
Any detoxification program must include drinking lots of water. Of course, as with anything, even drinking too much water can be detrimental so don’t overdo it!
While most of us are lucky enough to live in areas with a good water supply infrastructure (and this can only be a good thing) chemicals are added to our drinking water, plus there is evidence of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals being found in town water supplies.
I’m not going to discuss the merits or perils of fluoride here, enough to say that some people believe it’s good thing and others a bad thing. Give yourself a choice, and the best chance to drink pure water – get a quality water purifier like aπ Water purifier which gives you the most ideal water for your body. Also known as “energised” or “living” water,” it:-
has a smoother, fresher taste and is just right for sustaining bodily processes
enhances detoxification and the elimination of wastes, helping you to attain and maintain a healthy, functioning body
Effectively removes chlorine, impurities, pesticides, volatile organic chemicals and heavy metals from water
Infuses water with energy and retains more oxygen for cellular uptake
Enriched with ionic minerals & trace minerals
Has a slightly alkaline pH, perfect for your body
Has small hexagonal molecular clusters that can be immediately absorbed and utilised by your cells
Tastes great and improves the flavour of your food and beverages
No boiling necessary as long as your water comes from a treatment plant
Easy to install and maintain
You can even see the 8 stages of filtration!
Personally, I totally avoid buying bottled water, do yourself and the planet a favour and use your own water purifier and refill your own bottles (preferably glass ones).
Drinking 6-10 glasses of water each day helps your body flush out toxins. I know there have been articles in the press decrying the “8 glasses a day” regime. However, most people don’t drink anywhere near 8 glasses of pure water each day and remain chronically dehydrated. Dehydration occurs long before you actually feel thirsty. Feeling thirsty is actually your body desperately crying out for help.
Is it difficult to drink 8 glasses of water a day? Not really, just set yourself up for success by thinking about it. Drink 1 glass immediately upon waking, drink another glass before you eat breakfast or after you clean your teeth, drink another mid-morning, drink one before lunch – that 4 already! Drink 1 with your lunch, drink 1 mid-afternoon, drink 1 when you return home from work, drink 1 before dinner, drink 1 before you go to bed after you clean your teeth – that’s actually 9! See how easy it is!
Just a quick note on boiling water: Boiling water does not get rid of chlorine, it just turns it into Trihalomethane (THM) an even more dangerous carcinogen.
Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome Research and Magnetic Treatment
Translation of the article which appeared in the Japan Medical Journal No. 2745 December 4th, 1976
Kyoichi Nakagawa, M. D.
Director, Isuzu Hospital
I. Advocation of the Magnetic Field Deficiency Sydrome
II. Clinical Image of the Syndrome
III.Basis for the Presence of the Deficiency Syndrome
IV. The Relationship Between Magnetic Fields and the Human Body
V. Treatment Effect of Magnetism
VI. Magnetic Field Surplus Syndrome
Almost 20 years have elapsed since we (Nakagawa, K., et al.) began research on “Magnetism and Living Bodies”. Judging from the results of our research and those of other groups during this period, as well as from extensive referential data available both in Japan and abroad, I have come to the belief that we assume the presence of what we call “The Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome” in human bodies. Hereinafter ‘Magnetism’ or ‘Magnetic field’ will imply a stationary state.
I. Advocation of the Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome
Many clinical studies have proven that, among human illness syndromes, there is one which improves when magnetic fields are applied to a part of the human body (details given in article III).
Considering: 1. Facts gained from clinical studies, 2. The decreasing strength of the Earth’s magnetic field and 3. The relationship between the human body and magnetism, I am of the following belief.
The human body is under the influence of the Earth’s magnetic field and is keeping some sort of balance relationship with it. However, under modern day living conditions, the effect of this field has decreased. Consequently, we can assume that for a certain human body, this lack of magnetism has caused some abnormalities. For this reason, by the external application of a magnetic field to the human body to supplement this deficiency, such abnormal conditions can be improved. In other words, I feel that there is a direct relationship between the decrease in the earth’s magnetic field acting on the human body and the improvement of abnormal conditions of the human body by the application of magnetic fields.
This is my reason for advocating the presence of the magnetic field deficiency syndrome in living bodies. It is not clear if a similar syndrome occurs in living bodies other than human beings. However, as from the clinical point of view I believe we can safely say that the syndrome does exist in human bodies, I refer hereafter to those only.
II. Clinical Image of the Syndrome
The symptoms of the syndrome are; “Stiffness” of the shoulders, back and scruff of the neck, uncertain lumbago, chest pains for no specific reason, habitual headache and heaviness of the head, dizziness and insomnia for uncertain reasons, habitual constipation, general lassitude, etc.
Generally speaking, the specific cause of the illness is not noticeable or no specific relationship between the original illness and the derivative symptoms can be found. The symptoms neither improve nor get worse, no clue being gained from clinical examination. One or more of the above symptoms is usually noticed as the syndrome.
Among those above-mentioned, there are, of course, some symptoms which accompany such illnesses as hypertension, diabetes, disease of the digestive organs, bone and nerve diseases, etc. However, as with the syndrome such symptoms continue even after the original disease has been treated or cured, any relationship between such symptoms and the original disease can be excluded.
In other words, it is a syndrome in which no objective pathological findings can be noticed from routine physical and clinical examinations, but in which the subjective symptoms persist and are hard to improve, resisting various treatments but responding to the application of a magnetic field. An unbalance autonomic nervous system or part of such might be included in this syndrome.
III. Basis For The Presence Of The Deficiency Syndrome
Here, I wish to discuss the basis of the magnetic field deficiency syndrome. Firstly whether the application of a magnetic field to the human body is effective in improving such symptoms as mentioned in II, and secondly whether the magnetic field acting on the human body today is really in a deficient condition or not.
1. Treatment by application of a magnetic field to the human body
Here I will deal with the cure of illnesses or improvement of symptoms by the use of a magnetic field. This is usually called magnetotherapy, and I will break it into two groups- research in Japan, and research abroad.
a) Research in Japan
During 1958 we (1-7), as part of the research on “Magnetism and Living Bodies”, published the results of tests conducted to relieve stiffness of the shoulders. A reasonably high rate of success was achieved by having participants wear ferrite permanent magnet bands in the form of bracelets. The details of the tests were reported (6)(7) to the first symposium, Fujimoto(8) also reported finding the same magnetic bracelet effective in treating stiffness of the shoulders. Furthermore, Kimura et al. (7)(8) reported that by using two types of magnetic bracelets having surface flux densities of 470 gauss, improvement of subjective symptoms but no change in blood serum fat, blood serum protein and their fractions were noticed. Also, Nambu et al. (7) under the guidance of Kimura, by having 1,163 magnetic bracelets and for comparison 644 non-magnetized bracelets worn to treat stiffness of the shoulders, found a considerable difference between the two groups. Using hospitalized patients we (7) also tested foam rubber mattresses containing ferrite permanent magnets, reporting that improvement of subjective symptoms but no change in clinical tests was found. Tomizuka et al.(9)(10)(11), also reported finding magnetic fields effective in treating various diseases.
In 1974, we (12-15) distributed questionnaire sheets with patch-on-the-skin type magneto-therapeutic devices used to treat subjective symptoms. By dividing the 11,648 cases into four groups and investigating from there, an over 90% effective rate was gained with a confidence coefficient of 99%, this being subsequently reported. Furthermore, we (13) reported an 82.1-96.3% effective rate at confidence coefficient 99% over a group of 120 cases using rare earth cobalt magnetic necklaces having a surface magnetic flux density of 1300 gauss. Also, we reported that at confidence coefficient 99%, no ill effects on the human body were noticed in various clinical examinations performed on the participants both before and after the two-week test period.
Horie(16), in 1976 reported that in clinical tests of the magnetic ring, at the confidence coefficient 95% an effective rate of 76.3-97.3% was gained in treating stiffness of the shoulders. Using a blind test, he also found a considerable difference between magnetized and non-magnetized rings. Shimohira et al.(17) also tested the same magnetic ring in treating stiffness of the shoulders, finding that magnetized rings showed an 80.2% effective rate while non-magnetized rings showed a 6.3% effective rate.
We (18), and Takahashi et al. (19) also reported a high rate of effectiveness in treating stiffness of the shoulders by using a magnetic necklace with a surface flux density of 700-900 gauss. At the same time, no ill effects on the human body could be found through clinical tests.
In 1975, Ohta (20) reported that following four weeks usage, magnetized necklaces showed an effective rate of 65% while non-magnetized necklaces showed only 20%. Baba (68) also conducted research using the same necklace as Ohta, finding it effective in 14 out of 20 cases. Sugiura(14) also reported a noticeable difference between the effective rate of magnetized and non-magnetized necklaces, 78% and 17% respectively. Shimada(15) also used the same necklace in treating stiffness of the shoulders, the first week using a magnetized necklace, the second week a non-magnetized necklace and the third week the magnetized necklace again. The magnetic necklace showed an effective rate of 75% while the non-magnetic necklace showed only 24%.
In 1976 Yamada et al (23) compared therapeutic effects of the magnetic necklace having a surface flux density of 1,300 gauss with another of 200 gauss by means of a blind test. Statistically, they noticed that the former was significantly more effective than the latter, and that both showed no disadvantageous side effects from the results of various clinical examinations.
b) Research Abroad
Magneto-therapy has a long history abroad, and the titles with a brief explanation of literature from past days are listed in the Bibliography of the Biological Effects of Magnetic Fields(24).
In this publication, We find the thesis Eydam I. of 1843 on the application of a magnetic field to the human body for therapeutic purposes. I believe I can say that with the exception of Paracelas (25) or Gilbert(26) this is the oldest thesis on magneto-therapy. Following this in 1969, Maggiorani(27) reported that he gained effective and non-effective results in applying magnetism to the human body and that hysteria, ataxia and diabetes patients were most sensitive.
In 1878, Charot and Renard(27) wrote of the effects of magnetism on hysteria and in 1879 Mueller(27) wrote that itchiness and pain were noticed when a magnetic field was applied to the human body. Westphal(27) and Gangee(27) reported in 1878 of abnormal skin feeling returning to normal on the application of magnetism. In the same year, Waldmann(28) announced his thesis on “Der Magnetismus in der Heilkunde”. This was probably the first thesis concerning the application of a magnetic field to the treatment of illnesses. In 1879, Benedict(27) and Drosdov (27) reported that the application of a magnetic field reduced pain stemming from various causes. A thesis forwarded by Benedict, M. (29) in 1885 used the word Magneto-therapie, and in 1886 Quinan, J.R. (24)(30) announced a general history of the application of magnetism in medical science.
As mentioned above, much interest was shown in the relationship between the magnetic field and the human body and it is thought that magnetism was actually used in clinical medicine as treatment.
However, the application of magnetic fields in medicine had gradually faded, probably because of reports such as that of Peterson, F. and A.E. Kennelly(31) of the then influential Edison Laboratory who advocated that magnetism had no effect on the human body, and that of Hermann, L.(31) who reported finding no change in experiments using human beings and frogs.
In 1902, Kurella, H.(24) published a report on treatment using magnetism, and Kuehn, W.(24) made public another on Heilmagnetismus. Also in 1902, Fere, C.(24) made public a report on the effect of magnetism on human physiological functions. Following that, under the title of “Heilmagnetismus”, Moll, A.(24) forwarded his thesis on magneto-therapy. Payr, E.(24) in 1915 also wrote a thesis on the application of strong electromagnets in the medical field, and Kahame, M.(24) forwarded a thesis titled Magnetotherapie.
As the above mentioned theses from abroad are very old, they are difficult to get in Japan and we have never read the originals only knowing them indirectly. However, judging from the titles of the theses, I believe we can safely presume magneto-therapy was tried and that it had quite a long history.
Following this, during the 1920’s, as far as I can ascertain only a few theses on magneto-therapy were forwarded. However, in 1928, Rosenberg(27) stated that “We must admit that until now no basis for acknowledging the effect of a constant magnetic field has been obtained.” This appeared to become the established theory in western countries, and also appears to have been accepted in Japan. I believe it was because of this that research on magnetism in the medical and biological fields was deemed meaningless.
In 1938, Hansen, K.M.(32) reported that patients suffering from subjective symptoms of sciatica, lumbago, joint pains, etc. but showing no findings in an X-ray examination, found relief when the constant field from an electromagnet was applied. The report further stated that magnetism was also effective in treating acute inflammatory illnesses and chronic gingivitis. It does not give the strength of the field used, but we can assume it to be quite strong. With this therapy, the S-pole was applied to the body for periods of 10-40 minutes, this being repeated several or in some cases over 10 times.
Hansen, in 1944(33) and 1949(34) also forwarded her research on magnetic fields applied to the human body, but as this has no direct relationship to therapy I will not elaborate here. She states that from those studies it is found that magnetism applied to the human body functions mainly on the autonomic nervous system.
During the 1950’s, research on the removal of strongly magnetic objects from the human body was made (35)(36), but as this also does not fall into the category of magneto-therapy I will not elaborate.
In 1960, Freeman, M.W.(37) forwarded his thesis on “Magnetism in Medicine”, however this also does not deal with the therapeutic effects of magnetism. Sinkarera, L.F. et al.(38) reported in 1970 that a constant magnetic field was found effective in treating inflammatory illnesses of the female genital organs.
In 1972, Degan, I.L.(39) experimented with applying a constant magnetic field of 450-530 gauss to the hands of patients suffering from Dupuytren’s contracture incurable by drugs. the treatment lasted for 15-40 minutes at a time, this being repeated from 5-40 times depending on the case. The treatment was found effective on first-degree symptoms, and also considerable improvement was noticed as well in cases with second degree symptoms.
c.) Deficiency of the Magnetic Field acting on the human body
The earth’s magnetic field is of course a stationary magnetic field working constantly on the human body. For this reason, I wish to discuss here whether this field is actually in a deficient state or not. Kawai(40) stated that the strength of the earth’s field has decreased a total of 50% during the last 500 years, decreasing 5% over the past 100 years. Furthermore, it is said(41) that the total moment of the earth’s magnetic field has been decreasing at the rate of 0.05% per year. Along these lines, Rikitake(42) also states that the magnetic moment of the earth is decreasing quite rapidly, the rate of decrease having reached about 5% per one hundred years. He maintains that if this continues the earth’s magnetic field will eventually reach zero in 200 years. Along with this decrease, the angles of the earth’s magnetic field are also said to be changing.
It seems certain we can assume that the earth’s magnetic field is decreasing in strength, and we can well imagine that this could be the cause of disorder in the human body.
Furthermore, we also consider that there are other factors as well, which could play a part in decreasing the effect of the earth’s field acting on the human body.
Living or working in steel frame or steel structure buildings is one of these. Iron is several hundred to several thousand times more permeable than air(43), and so can absorb a large part of the magnetic lines of the earth’s field thus sheltering people from such. Automobiles, electric trains, and ships are, to some extent, also sheltered places, the latter being especially so.
To confirm this point, it is necessary to actually measure the field strength on the spot, and we are at the moment preparing to do this. However, the actual process of measurement seems to be very difficult(42).
As the human race has long been under the influence of the earth’s magnetic field I believe, as I mentioned before(7), that any change in this field could cause disorder in the human body. Kawai’s book (40) is subtitled “The Earth’s Magnetic Field Controls the Weather”, and if this is really the situation, the human body will be influenced by this change in the weather. This can be shown as follows: Change in the earth’s magnetic field leads to a change in the weather which leads to an influence on the human body and consequent disorder of some kind.
However, even if the disorder in the human body occurs along these lines, it does not fall into the category we claim to be the Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome. The reason for this is that such a disorder would be caused indirectly by the change in the weather, and there would be no change in such a disorder which could be gained by applying a magnetic field directly to the human body.
We are left with the question of how magnetic fields (including the earth’s field) directly affect the human body, and I wish to take this up in the next article.
There is a difference between each human body, and one such case could be suffering from a magnetic field deficiency even if there was no decrease in the strength of the earth’s field. However, the people with the stated above show improvement when a magnetic field is applied, and we believe that at least with these people, there is a magnetic field deficiency.
To summarize, the earth’s magnetic field acting on the human body has, for various reasons, been decreasing and this is believed to cause some sort of disorder in the human body. Therefore, when by some method a magnetic field is applied to the human body it is clear that the symptoms can be improved (see referential literature quoted), and this is the basis for our advocating the presence of the magnetic field deficiency syndrome.
IV. The Relationship Between Magnetic Fields and the Human Body
Research on magnetic fields and the living body has become very active in recent years, much literature(57)(58)(67) having been published. In this article I wish, through items other than those concerning the treatment effects of magnetic fields which I discussed in article III, to discuss the relationship between magnetic fields and the human body. What I will take up here is concerned with the functional order of a magnetic field on the human body.
There has been some excellent research done on the objective effects of a magnetic field applied to the human body. One of these by Okai, et al.(44-47) confirmed by using animals that new electric current is generated by electromagnetic induction when a magnetic field is applied to the blood stream. Then, by putting the human chest between the poles of an electromagnet or by generating a pulse between two poles placed as such, they detected, by using electrodes fixed to the skin, electromotive force by the blood flow across the magnetic field. They named this Magnetoheography. It was the first time the electric change occurring when a magnetic field is applied to the human body had been confirmed.
Similar studies utilizing animals were made during 1964, 1966 and 1969 by Beischer, et al.(48)(49)(58) with squirrel monkeys. That using a 100 kilogauss field from a super-conductive electromagnet showed a similar electromotive force as in previous experiments on the human body. However, the experiment by Okai remains the first conducted on the human body.
From these experimental results, it is now clear that, in the case of both human beings and animals, electromotive force is generated by the external application of a magnetic field to the body. This phenomenon was first announced by Farbre, P. (1932)(50) and Kolin, A. (1936)(51) who studied the electromagnetic induction in living bodies by using the exposed blood vessels of animals. It is the phenomenon of a new electromagnetic flowmeter utilizing this phenomenon, this being applied in the fields of biology and experimental medicine to study circulation. The results of much research on this subject have been published, but as it is not the main theme of this thesis I will not quote details.
Since their time, the research of Farbre, P. and Kolin, A. has been adopted in the scope of physics, it being used to measure flow volume or flow speed in various fields(7). This branch of physics is called Magneto-hydrodynamics and publications by Alfven, H. (55) and cowling, T.G. (56) are available on the subject.
Barnothy, M.F.(57) states that the electromotive force generated by this method creates Polarization Current and Conduction Current, these causing Electrolytic dissociation of body fluid which acts on the human body as stress.
It is clear that an electric change will occur when a magnetic field is applied to the human body, but this is not an insertion of electrical energy into the it is only a conversion of a part of the motion energy of the body fluid into electrical energy through the medium of a magnetic field. Therefore, we cannot consider it as an insertion of energy as the energy of the magnetic field is much smaller than other physical phenomena used for therapy today. For this reason, the function of a magnetic field on the human (living) body is helping only from the angle that it converts one particular form of energy which the system contains. We(7) believe it is a “physical, catalyst-like function”.
For these reasons, we(7) feel that if such an energy change is produced by applying a magnetic field constantly to the human body, some change will occur in the body. To this effect, we believe that the therapeutic syndrome explained in II.
If this is the case, we must consider the mal-effects on the human body as the result of the application of such a field. This point will be covered in article VI.
Other phenomena which we feel could occur to the living (human) body when a magnetic field is applied to it are the Thermomagnetic effect and the Hall effect. (For details please refer to books specializing in this field). Barnothy, M.F.(57) also maintains that these effects occur, but to what extent they are important as a cause of the influence of a magnetic field on the human body has not been proven.
Furthermore, we could of course think of the molecular biological function as an explanation of the relationship between magnetic fields and the human body(57)(58), however, we(7) think that with the strength of the magnetic fields used for therapy today, we need not consider this. For this reason, I will not include an explanation of this.
Next, I wish to discuss the question of a magnetic field emanating from the human body. Whether or not there is such a field has already been confirmed, its presence being found using Magnetocardiography and Magnetoencepholography. Much research has been conducted on this phenomenon, but Tanaka and Ushio(59) summarize the point well. I will explain here the contents of this phenomenon.
A magnetic field, although weak, is formed around the human body by the active current within the body, this field changing as the active current changes. The purpose of Magnetocardiography and Magnetoencepholography is to record the change of this field from outside the body, and to utilize these findings for diagnosis. This recording is very difficult to make as an instrument which is capable of measuring to at least 10^-7 gauss is necessary for external recording, and above this noise prevention is also a problem. We are still testing the possibility but so far without success.
On the other hand, the earth’s magnetic field has about a 5X10^-1 gauss magnetic flux density, and is incomparably stronger than that emanating from the human body. Therefore, for even a small change in the earth’s field that of the human body will be much affected. This may even affect the active current within the human body. Therefore, for even a small change in the earth’s field that of the human body will be much affected. This may even affect the active current within the human body, and we can imagine that this could be the cause of disorder or change in the body.
When a magnetic field is applied externally to the human body, a field with a magnetic flux density of 10^2-10^3 gauss can be easily and continuously maintained. Further, we can imagine that the magnetic field emanating from the body could be affected considerably. There are some theses(64) which claim that the influence on the magnetic field emanating from the human (living) body by an outside field is the source of the function of fields on the body.
As the earth’s magnetic field is to some extent always working on the body, and as the body fluid is always in motion even when the body is at rest, it must be that electromotive force is constantly being generated by electromagnetic induction. Also, when a man is in motion, he moves across the magnetic field and in the same way as a conductive material moving across a magnetic field it is also possible to consider that electromotive force could be generated.
For these reasons, the electromotive force generated when a man moves East-West and North-South will be different, the speed of motion also causing a difference.
Summarizing what I have stated in this article and the contents of II, III, we assume the function of a magnetic field on the human body follows the steps shown in Fig. 1&2. However, there are many things still not clarified, but we believe that an approach to the solution both following and opposite to the direction of the arrows in Fig. 2. will lead to clarification of the problem(14)(15). I will not elaborate on this here.
V. Treatment Effect Of Magnetism
An attempt to improve symptoms and treat illnesses by the application of a magnetic field to the human body is called magnetotherapy as mentioned in III.
a) Features of Magnetotherapy
Most of the magnetotherapy cases mentioned in article III 1)b) employ an electromagnet, research done by Hansoen, K.M.(32)(33)(34) also employing such. For this reason, treatment consists of a series of applications each lasting for a maximum of 30-40 minutes. Contrary to this method, what we (7)(12-15) have been doing since 1957 is to apply a permanent magnet to the body for treatment, this making possible continuos treatment over a long period of time. Because of the recent remarkable development of magnetic flux density (max. 3 x 10^3 gauss) to the human body.
We believe that the effectiveness of a magnetic field applied to the human body varies according to the following six factors. (1) Strength of the field (2) Uniformity of the field (3) Direction (4) Range of the field (5) Operational time (6) Position on the body to which the field is applied. These points I have already detailed (7)(14)(15) and will not elaborate here. When the point of application of the magnetic field and the point where the effect is felt do not coincide, for example the use of the magnetic bracelets and rings to cure shoulder stiffness, this is referred to as the Remote Effect of the magnetic field. However, when the patch-on-the-skin type devices are directly applied to the area in which the symptoms are felt, the effect is referred to as the Local Effect of the magnetic field. We believe that magnetic fields can function in both ways.
Magnetic fields can be roughly divided into two types- the Stationary and the Varying Field. The latter is further divided into Alternating, Pulsating, Rotating and Travelling fields.
Both in Japan and abroad, the influence exerted on living bodies by varying magnetic fields (mainly alternating and pulsating currents) has been studied. That treatment using varying magnetic fields is effective has been acknowledged and we have also been working with such. However, we are still not certain if it is helpful in treating the magnetic field deficiency syndrome or not, and for this reason I will note elaborate here.
There are present around us electro-magnetic waves and also stationary and varying magnetic fields emanating from various electrical appliances, but it is not certain what sort of relationship these magnetic fields have with the supply of magnetism to the human body.
b) Types of Magnetotherapeutic Devices and their Features
In Japan, magnetotherapeutic devices are registered under the Drug Regulations Act of 1961 as No. 81 on the list covering Devices and Machines. This implementing of regulations to control the manufacture and sale of magnetotherapeutic devices happened three (1) years after we first reported on such devices to a medical congress, two years after the symposium on magnetism and the living body(6)(8) was held, and two years after we proposed the establishment of such regulations to the Minister of health and Welfare (according to my diary). Since that date, it has become illegal to manufacture and sell magnetotherapeutic devices have been officially approved.
Today, such devices as the magnetic wristband (bracelet), magnetic ring, magnetic stomach belt, magnetic mattress, magnetic necklace, magnetic arch plate, magnetic patch-on-skin device, etc., are being marketed. There are also some other types of devices available.
Generally, these magnetotherapeutic devices apply a stationary magnetic field to the human body, but the magnetic arch plate will cause the magnetic flux density to vary with each step when walking, this producing a varying magnetic field. Especially when permanent magnets are attached to the bottom of shoes or sandals, the factor working as a varying magnetic field can be large. Necklaces will swing with motion of the body, and this could also possibly produce the characteristics of a varying field. However, in the case of necklaces the stationary magnetic field factor is substantial, and this is believed to be helping to supply magnetism to the body.
We, in our routine medical practice, are using as a first choice suitable magnetotherapeutic devices as mentioned in II, and with such have been achieving quite high effective rates.
Magnetotherapeutic devices have the following features:
1) They can be easily used.
2) They can be used for long hours continuously.
3) The user can adjust the hours of usage to the subjective symptoms.
4) No serious side-effects can be found.
With the new magnetic materials which have been developed, the desired magnetic flux density can be achieved with a small size, and the users can wear them in the same way as other costume jewelry or accessories.
Regarding continuous usage, I wish to say the following. By using magnetotherepeutic devices, the symptoms described in II can be improved within one week in the majority of cases. However, if usage is continued for two to six months, the symptoms will sometimes return. This, we believe, is caused by habituation in the human body, the same phenomenon being noticed with drugs. Therefore, once the symptoms disappear following use of the device, we suggest removal of such until the symptoms re-appear. By repetition of this procedure, the ‘habituation’ phenomenon can be prevented can be prevented and the device can be expected to remain effective over a long period of time.
Furthermore, we suggest that the user himself decide when he will wear the device, for example only at night or only during the day, etc. We suggest he wear it so that he feels the least embarrassment while gaining the greatest effect.
Regarding the magnetic flux density working on the body, Yamada et al.(23) report that from their studies magnetic necklaces with a surface flux density of 1,300 gauss showed a significantly greater therapeutic effect than those of only 200 gauss. We(60) also have compared the effectiveness of necklaces having a magnetic flux density of 700 gauss and 1,300 gauss, but found no significant difference from the point of view of effect. However, we did get the impression that the latter necklace required less time to take effect than the former. For this reason, I believe that to be suitably effective on the human body, a magnetic field with a flux density of over 500 gauss must be applied.
I believe that even with fields having a magnetic flux density of over 1,500 gauss, the only change will be that the necessary time of application will be shorter. This should be no problem as such time is easy to regulate.
Regarding side-effects, we could not detect anything serious but did have occasional reports of people feeling a ‘rush of blood to the head’ or a ‘dull-headed’ feeling. In our study(60), we had 4 out of 166 report such feelings. However, even with these people the stiffness in the shoulders was improved and I suggest that in such cases people accustom their bodies to the necklace by repeated intermittent usage of it.
As stated in III 1)a), no change disadvantageous to the human body could be found by the clinical tests. The reason for the presence of only very minor side effects is that as stated in IV magnetic fields only cause a conversion of energy within the system of an individual body, the actual input of energy being very small.
Regarding the pole of the magnet to be applied to the body, Davis, A.R. et al.(61) reported that the S-pole has a soothing effect while the N-pole has an exciting effect. However, there are no referential quotations or data given to prove this point, and nothing is really clear. We did hold discussions with Davis, A.R. et al. in their laboratory in Florida, U.S.A. during a four-day stay there in 1972, but we could not receive data to back up the point and could not agree with their idea. At the present stage, we believe that whether the N-pole or the S-pole is applied has no significant bearing on the effect of the treatment.
VI. Magnetic Field Surplus Syndrome
To be brief, it is not confirmed at present whether a magnetic field Surplus Syndrome exists or not. As stated in V, some users have experienced a rush of blood to the head, etc., on use of magnetotherapeutic devices and this could be such a syndrome.
Regarding human bodies exposed to strong magnetic fields, Beischer, et al.(57) have tested a 20,000 gauss field, and from the results of this report that, with the exception of some cases of tooth-ache, no subjective symptoms were noticed when human beings were exposed to the field for a short time. We are also informed that people working within strong magnetic fields are in good health, and we plan to look into this point in the future.
The human race, having been living on this earth, has been influenced by at least two physical phenomena- gravity and the earth’s magnetic field. The relationship between gravity and the human body and, in relationship to recent space travel, the influence of a no-gravity condition on the human body have been the objects of research.
On the contrary, however, this is hardly true when it comes to the study of the earth’s magnetic field on the human body. In the field of biology and field science, there has been some research done on the influence on test animals shielded from magnetic fields(58)(62), and during 1935-1976 research on the effects on the human body of being exposed to a very weak magnetic field for a ten day, one month and five year period of time was conducted(63). However, no reliable uniform information was forthcoming, and the relationship between the earth’s magnetic field and the living body is still unclarified.
We are well aware that the following definite steps are needed to confirm the magnetic field deficiency syndrome.
1) For the human body to be kept in a test room shielded from all magnetic fields, but maintaining the same living conditions as people outside.
2) Research to be done to determine if the test subject in (1) shows any symptom as stated in II.
3) If such symptoms do occur, apply an external magnetic field to the body to see if there is any improvement or not.
If the results of these studies are all affirmative in nature, then the magnetic field deficiency syndrome can be established. However, as any such study is virtually impossible, I advocate the presence of the magnetic field deficiency syndrome on the basis of what I stated in III. As a result of our research starting from the therapeutic effects gained by artificially adding and applying magnetic fields to the human body, we have reached the above conclusion.
As Hansen, K.M.(34) stated in her report, the study of the relationship between magnetism and the living body as well as magnetotherapy was referred to in pre-1950 Europe as Magnetism = Mesmerism = Charlatanism. Because of this, when we first announced the results of our research in 1958, we were the objects of severe criticism and reproach(65)(66).
Some so-called ‘people of authority’ in Japan, have in the past made, through the media of mass communication, negative or careless statements about the impossibility of magnetic fields having an effect on the human body. None of these statements were based on their own study or referential literature. These statements caused much annoyance to us and to this field of research, but as there was no basis for these statements I will not quote them here but will leave it until some other opportunity.
I have stated here that we advocate the presence of the magnetic field deficiency syndrome, and also the basis for such a statement.
The reason for my daring to put pen to paper and write such a thesis as this at this time is that if research in this field will be taken up my by many clinical doctors through actual application of this therapy, further data will be added to that available now and this will be established as a new field of therapy.
What I have stated here about the therapeutic effects of magnetic fields is based on many study results, and I believe I can safely say that the contents of this report will not be contradicted at the present time. If, however, further studies are added to what I have stated, my belief might either be revised or supplemented in the future. However, I feel that when that happens, the total scope of the relationship between magnetic fields and the human body will have been clarified.
We wish to express our thanks to the authors whose reports are referred to in this publication.
Research on “Magnetic fields and living bodies” has been collaborated by the following doctors and clinical examiners of our hospital.
Dr. Yorito Hayashi, The late Dr. Kimito Takamatsu, Dr. Takamasa Nagano, Dr. Hiroshi Araoka, Mr. Akira Otake and Mr. Kenji Shimizu.
Furthermore, this research has been supported by Professor Kaneyoshi Tanak, Lecturer Tadahiro Ushio of The Musashi Institute of Technology and Dr. Masaie Horioka, Ex-director of The National Institute of Electrics.
The outline of this thesis was reported to The 3rd Conference on “Magnetic Fields and Living Bodies” held in Tokyo on Nov. 6, 1976.
This English version was made possible with the assistance of TDK Electronics Co., Ltd., Tokyo Japan.
Address of the author: c/o Isuzu Hospital, 26-10, Minami-Lhi6-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140 Japan.
According to health professionals, including Dr. Nakagawa, director of Isuzu Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, symptoms of “Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome” can include:
insomnia & poor sleep quality
fatigue & lethargy
stiff shoulders, neck or back
heavy head, headaches & dizziness
poor healing ability
weakened defences against infections
chronic degenerative disease
These are very common symptoms which can seriously affect your quality of life.
What Do Magnetic Fields Have to Do With Health?
Magnets have a long history of being used as healing devices to treat various medical conditions. Magnetic healing was even practiced in ancient civilizations. Hippocrates, “the father of Medicine” wrote about magnetic healing powers, while Cleopatra, known for her exquisite beauty, purportedly adorned herself with magnetic jewelery and slept with lodestone (a natural magnet) under her pillow to preserve her youthfulness and vitality. Chinese manuscripts dating back thousands of years describe the “Qi” life force that is generated by the earth’s magnetic field.
The human body is surrounded by an intricate network of geomagnetic fields that play a major role in bodily functions and health conditions. Our cells are governed by tiny electromagnetic currents generated by chemical reactions within cells and ionic currents of the nervous system, and are highly sensitive to changes in the earth’s geomagnetic fields.
Scientists report that the earth’s geomagnetic field is declining every decade. Coupled with the magnetic field interference created by power lines, electrical wiring, motor vehicles, and home appliances such as televisions, microwave ovens, computers, mobile phones, etc, this has affected health and well-being – causing what is known to scientists as “Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome”. The problem is further magnified when we live in steel-reinforced, concrete houses or high-rise buildings that block our exposure to the earth’s natural magnetic fields.
How is the human body in tune with the earth’s magnetic fields?
The earth’s magnetic field rotates in the frequency range of 8 to 14 cycles per second. The alpha rhythms produced by the human brain in a relaxed state are in the same frequency range of 8 to 14 cycles per second.
Magnets are Natural Healers & Energizers for the Body!
Magnet therapy is the solution to “Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome”. It re-balances electromagnetic currents and restores the proper charge to the body cells, so that natural healing can occur.
Applying magnets to an injured area causes the blood vessels, and surrounding muscles and connective tissues, to relax and dilate (improving circulation). At the same time, the magnets attract the iron (haemoglobin) in red blood cells, thus bringing more blood, oxygen, nutrients and white blood cells to the injured area to accelerate healing. Upon leaving the area, the blood removes toxins and other wastes, which helps the detoxification and regeneration processes.
By helping to release endorphins (the body’s own natural painkillers), magnets bring soothing relief to chronic back pain, muscular and joint pains, sports injuries (tennis elbow, tendonitis, ligament soreness, etc.), menstrual cramps, headaches and migraines, arthritis, gout, and rheumatism.
How Can You Get Magnetic Therapy?
Fortunately there is a simple cost effective way to get magnetic therapy. Professor Dr. Choong Soo. Han (resident professor at Chung Buk National University in South Korea, and Advisor to KFIA/KIFA and the Society of Applied Micromagnetic Energy , Korea ) has developed a Magnetic Necklace.
Your Solution to “Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome”!
This Magnetic Necklace provides a constant supply of external magnetic energy that addresses the problem of diminishing and disrupted magnetic fields. It generates a subtle rotating magnetic field that flows throughout the body to re-balance electromagnetic currents and restore the proper charge to your cells, so that natural healing can occur.
The Magnetic Necklace:
Utilises 5 Neodymium magnets – more than 5,000 Gauss – to provide deeper penetration for quicker relief
Emits FIR (Far Infrared Rays) over 90% and not less than 2000 Negative Ions for synergistic health enhancing benefits
Comes with scientific validation and certifications by reputable bodies such as Korean Far Infrared Association (KFIA/KIFA) and Enetech Co., Ltd., Korea
Why? Firstly it means you’re thinking about your health.
Secondly, a 7 day detox (or a colon cleansing) plan can help set you on a path to remove toxic build-up from your colon.
It’s a start, but it’s not the end of the story, really only the beginning.
When you think about detoxifying there is a lot more to consider than just your colon (though that’s a very important organ to cleanse). It’s all about how you live your life.
While our bodily organs are intended to filter out toxins (and do so constantly in our breath, sweat, urine and faeces), we are now subject to a level of toxicity with which we aren’t genetically designed to cope.
We live in an era of unprecedented toxic bombardment. Never before in the history of life on earth have we been subject to so many chemicals in our environment.
The fact is that the World Health Organization released a statement that cancer will overtake heart disease as the number one global health killer by 2010. Of course there any many factors which cause cancer but it’s surely hard to argue that a leading cause is toxic chemicals, whether from smoking, pesticides, or industrial or household chemicals.
This is part 1 of an 7 part series dealing with how to recognize and deal with toxins.
Think about breathing…
Our cities are so polluted we can actually see what we’re breathing – not a good thing. Since it’s not possible to avoid airborne pollution the best you can do is to be aware of it and minimise your exposure. When in your car recycle the internal air to avoid breathing exhaust fumes from the traffic outside.
If you look under your kitchen sink I’m sure you’ll find chemical sprays of some kind. Glass cleaner, oven cleaner, bench sprays, insect sprays. Be aware and buy the “friendliest” products you can find and exercise caution when using them. Never inhale the “over-drift” of household sprays or get them on your skin.
Use friendly alternatives like steam cleaning, as it simply uses water. Microfiber cloths which “grab” onto dirt are very useful. Dedicate separate colored cloths for bathrooms and kitchens to prevent cross contamination.
Got weeds? Don’t automatically reach for the pesticide spray. You may kill more than the weeds. Try removing them by hand or using the right garden tools to pull them out. Use a mulch to thickly cover the bare soil in your garden to prevent weeds and retain water. Remove any dead foliage to minimize any fungal growth. Got bugs in your vegetable patch? If you have used spray in the past you may have upset your garden’s natural balance. Time is needed to restore it. Use physical barriers like netting and mesh to keep bugs off fruit.
Got spiders and other bugs inside your home? No need to spray! Get screens for your doors and windows. Use your vacuum cleaner hose to suck up spiders and their webs and other bugs inside your home.
Other Household Pollution
Paint, carpets, furniture and other furnishing and building materials all produce “off gases” which cause indoor pollution. Don’t forget dust. Dust is mostly dead skin cells and can be a source of viruses and bacteria. This type of pollution can be counteracted by proper ventilation and air purifiers.
Any mould in your home is a serious, even dangerous, pollutant. Any leaks or overflows must be attended to immediately and the area dried out quickly. Kill existing mould with great smelling natural methods like tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil or citrus oil. Proper ventilation is a must to prevent mould growth. Exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens are a simple way to remove moist air. Leave them on for at least 10 minutes after a shower. If you live in a warm humid area use ceiling fans to get air moving and ceiling vents to draw air though rooms. It’s cooling too.
What can I say? If you don’t know by now that smoking is extremely bad for your health you must have been living in a cave. Simply don’t smoke and avoid breathing “secondhand” smoke.
the new anti-aging discovery that was featured on 60 Minutes, Fox News, Barbara Walters and many other news outlets. Dr Memhet Oz discussed taking Resveratrol supplements on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America.
You already know about the heart-healthy effects of red wine, but new studies at Harvard Medical
School and the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Biology have found that Resveratrol, a natural compound found in the skin of red grapes and hence in red wine, may radically reduce the risk not only of heart disease but also age related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. It might also counter the effects of a high-fat diet and even prolong life.
The subject of over 2,000 research publications, this POWERFUL and versatile antioxidant has become the star of Anti-Aging and Cellular Health studies worldwide. Considered the Anti-Aging breakthrough of the decade, recent studies have shown that Resveratrol can activate the anti-aging gene.
It’s worth noting that Resveratrol is not a drug. It’s a natural product! Plants make this molecule as a defense mechanism to protect them from attack by fungi, insects and other organisms, and it’s now been proven to be good at protecting us from the diseases/symptoms of aging.
Resveratrol is a high potency, all-natural supplement that provides high levels of one of the most powerful naturally occurring anti-oxidants. It is commonly found in Red Wine and is well-known as a principal part of the healthy Mediterranean diet. For years we have heard about the benefits of drinking red wine, so the revelation of resveratrol helps us understand why. And consider the so-called mystery of the “French Paradox.” How can French people eat real butter, real cheese, and red meat, and still have remarkably low levels of heart disease? Red wine consumed by the French people over their lifetime has been given credit for helping them maintain good health. This powerful yet natural “wrinkle-reducer”/antioxidant is found in several plants, but is most notably in the skin of red grapes. Of course the issue was, until now, you’d have to drink 1000 glasses of red wine to get the amount needed to see any real anti-aging results, so no-one could do that!
Resveratrol is natures concentrate of the goodness of wine’s most beneficial molecule without having to consume a single drop of alcohol.
Resveratrol has been the subject of some of the most exciting anti-aging research in decades and only recently has become available in purified form. The good news is that scientists have recently discovered away to concentrate the correct amount of this rare “fountain of youth ingredient”.
Resveratrol has the ability to prevent the first step that occurs when estrogen starts the process that lead to cancer. Scientists believe that this could stop the whole progression that leads to breast cancer down the road. Resvertatrol has been shown to keep estrogen from causing breast cancer in test-tube studies. Resveratrol increases production of an enzyme that destroys dangerous estrogen metabolites.
This is dramatic because it was able to be done with fairly low concentrations of Resveratrol.