Show of the Month September 7 2012

How Long Will Homemade Colloidal Silver    Candida albicans yeast-hyphal transition and biofilm formation Its Potency Inhibition by Solidago virgaurea water extracts   Parthenolide, a sesquiterpene lactone, expresses multiple anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities   After-Birth Abortion- Eugenicists Say Babies are a Parasitic Burden on Society   Thyme May Be Better for Acne Than Prescription Creams ************************************************************************** How Long Will Homemade Colloidal Silver Last Before It Begins to Lose Its Potency   How Long Will Homemade Colloidal Silver Last Before It Begins to Lose Its Potency? Tens of thousands of people throughout North America and around the world now make their own home-made colloidal silver using colloidal silver generators.   By far the #1 question — How long will a batch of homemade colloidal silver last before it begins to lose its potency?   Rule of Thumb— If you know what sign to look for, colloidal silver will tell you when it’s beginning to lose potency. –The general rule of thumb is to watch for precipitation of silver particles in your storage container. — “Precipitation” means the silver particles are beginning to fall out of suspension in the solution. The resulting residue will begin to visibly coat the sides or bottom of your storage container. That is the sure sign that your batch of homemade colloidal silver (or even store bought colloidal silver, for that matter) is beginning to lose its potency.—All you have to do is examine your storage container to see whether or not a light silver-gray residue is beginning to form on the sides or bottom of the container. — If you’re using a dark glass storage container, such as the amber glass bottles many people like to store their homemade colloidal silver in (see photo above), you may have to hold the bottle up to a bright light, or shine a flashlight through it, and carefully examine the sides and bottom. –If you see a coating or discoloration beginning to form on the glass sides or bottom, then you know your silver particles are beginning to precipitate, the batch is losing its potency, and it’s time to make a fresh batch. –Otherwise, if there is no visible residue forming in your storage container, your homemade colloidal silver is likely as fresh and potent as the day you made it.   Why Do Silver Particles Fall Out of Suspension?   There are a number of reasons for the precipitation of silver particles. — For example, if your colloidal silver generator is producing overly large silver particles, you will often see premature precipitation of the silver particles in your storage container. The more silver-gray residue you see beginning to coat the sides or bottom of your storage container, the weaker in potency your homemade colloidal silver solution is becoming.— Also, it’s important to note that using salt or baking soda or other additives to boost the speed of the colloidal silver-making process will add to the overall size and weight of the silver particles (due to agglomeration of the particles into larger particle clusters). This will ultimately cause your silver particles to precipitate prematurely and begin forming a residue on the sides or bottom of your storage container. Once again, this is a sure sign that your batch of homemade colloidal silver is beginning to lose its potency.   What’s more, if your storage container is exposed to excessive heat or excessive cold or even excessive sunlight or other bright light for prolonged periods of time, then precipitation of the silver particles could begin taking place.   The bottom line is that any time you can see that your silver particles are precipitating our of solution and coating the bottom or sides of your storage container, then it’s time to make a fresh, new batch of colloidal silver. It’s that simple.   ************************************************************************ Inhibition of Candida albicans yeast-hyphal transition and biofilm formation by Solidago virgaurea water extracts.– J Med Microbiol. 2012 Jul;61(Pt 7):1016-22 –Authors: Chevalier M, Medioni E, Prêcheur I Abstract
Xerostomia is a decrease of saliva secretion, which can unbalance the oral microflora, mainly to the benefit of Candida albicans. The aim of the present study was to find a plant extract that could create an unfavourable environment for Candida, and would, therefore, be appropriate for use in a dry-mouth daily-care mouthwash. Water extract from the herbaceous plant Solidago virgaurea (Goldenrod)[U1]  was selected due to its saponin content (plant detergents). Saponin concentrations reached 0.7 and 0.95 mg ml(-1) in S. virgaurea subsp. virgaurea and S. virgaurea subsp. alpestris extracts, respectively. C. albicans was grown in liquid medium and cells were counted by microscopic examination after 0, 4 and 24 h of incubation. Solidago extracts did not inhibit the growth of C. albicans (four strains), Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus salivarius or Enterococcus faecalis. When inocula were incubated with Solidago extract for 4 and 24 h, we observed a decrease in Candida yeast-hyphal transition.[U2]  Candida biofilms were then prepared in microtitre plates and treated with plant extracts at 0 h, to estimate biofilm formation, or at 18 h to estimate the effect of the saponin on pre-formed biofilms. Biofilm formation and pre-formed biofilms were both strongly inhibited. In conclusion, the S. virgaurea extract was efficient against two key virulence factors of C. albicans: the yeast-hyphal transition phase and biofilm formation.-PMID: 22422572 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] ************************************************************************* Parthenolide, a sesquiterpene lactone, expresses multiple anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities. Inflammation. 2012 Apr;35(2):560-5–Authors: Mathema VB, Koh YS, Thakuri BC, Sillanpää M Abstract
Parthenolide, a naturally occurring sesquiterpene lactone derived from feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), exhibits exceptional anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a prominent candidate for further studies and drug development. In this review, we briefly investigate molecular events and cell-specific activities of this chemical in relation to cytochrome c, nuclear factor kappa-light-chain enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB), signal transduction and activation of transcription (STAT), reactive oxygen species (ROS), TCP, HDACs, microtubules, and inflammasomes. This paper reports that parthenolide shows strong NF-κB- and STAT-inhibition-mediated transcriptional suppression of pro-apoptotic genes. This compound acts both at the transcriptional level and by direct inhibition of associated kinases (IKK-β). Similarly, this review discusses parthenolide-induced ROS-mediated apoptosis of tumor cells via the intrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway. The unique ability of this compound to not harm normal cells but at the same time induce sensitization to extrinsic as well as intrinsic apoptosis signaling in cancer cells provides an important, novel therapeutic strategy for treatment of cancer and inflammation-related disorders.—PMID: 21603970 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] ****************************************************************************   After-Birth Abortion- Eugenicists Say Babies are a Parasitic Burden on Society   According to Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, “after-birth abortion” is proposed as a form of “contraception” that would allow babies to be killed after they are born. In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics: “[W]hen circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible. [U3] … [W]e propose to call this practice ‘after-birth abortion’, rather than ‘infanticide,’ to emphasize that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus … rather than to that of a child.–Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be.[U4]  Such circumstances include cases where the newborn has the potential to have an (at least) acceptable life, but the well-being of the family is at risk.”—Giubilini and Minerva believe that infants are a “threat” to parents because of their financial burden to their parents and that this justifies the murder of new-born babies.-In the Senate, Joe Pitts and Chris Smith spoke out against this ideology. Smith explains: “Giubilini and Minerva say the devaluation of new-born babies is inextricably linked to the devaluation of unborn children.”–Ann Furedi of the British Pregnancy Advisory -Board stated that it was of no consequence to define the point when a fetus is subject to legal limitation with regard to abortion rights. Giubilini and Minerva agree with this summation by stating that “merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing someone a right to life. Indeed, many humans are not considered subjects of a right to life,” such as “spare embryos where research on embryo stem cells is permitted” or “fetuses where abortion is permitted.”[U5] —By defining personhood as being established “some time” after birth, Giubilini and Minerva assert that a fetus has no claim to personhood, and therefore no right to life. They write that-“[I]n order for a harm to occur, it is necessary that someone is in the condition of experiencing that harm. If a potential person, like a fetus and a newborn, does not become an actual person, like you and us, then there is neither an actual nor a future person who can be harmed, which means that there is no harm at all. … In these cases, since non-persons have no moral rights to life, there are no reasons for banning after-birth abortions. … [U1] —-Indeed, however weak the interests of actual people can be, they will always trump the alleged interest of potential people to become actual ones, because this latter interest amounts to zero.” Giubilini and Minerva support previous arguments for infanticide regardless of whether or not the baby were given a short lifespan due to a medical prognosis.-Simply by being born the baby is regarded as an “unbearable burden on someone, then people should be given the chance of not being forced to do something they cannot afford.”[U2] —Parents, relatives and even society should be enabled to force a mother to submit her child to infanticide because of the benefits that one less person would bring to our world.[U3] —Giubilini and Minerva state that infants are dependent on parents just as fetuses are parasites to the mother’s body. And since no one can ensure that this person will not die prematurely in the future, the investment of resources, time and emotional support cannot be assumed to be a right of the infant.—During pregnancy, the development of the fetus can reveal defects that can legally warrant a partial-birth abortion. Giubilini and Minerva argue that this fact can be extended to after birth because a defective baby can be an “economical, social or psychological” burden because of the energy needed to care for the child.—They say that “people should be given the chance of not being forced to do something they cannot afford.”—The prevention of right to life for infants has another supporter in a study published by the Archives of General Psychiatry (AGP) that asserted pre-mature babies are at an increased risk for bipolar disorder, depression and a wide range of psychosis that would render them a danger to themselves and others later in life[U4] .—Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of a SANE, a mental health charity, stated: “We already knew that premature birth may be linked to schizophrenia, but to see evidence linking it to a range of psychiatric conditions which required hospitalization is striking.”[U5] –While Giubilini and Minerva use eugenics agendas to coerce the public into believing that society would be better off without certain “burdensome” infants, an outright attack on fertility is taking place. —[U6] Dr. Martin Matzuk , professor of molecular biology, molecular and human genetics, and pharmacology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), is working on a birth-control pill for men that blocks the proteins essential for sperm production – rendering men “voluntarily” infertile.[U7] –The BCM has a long history of working to expanding the eugenics agenda with the use of genetic technologies; including collaboration with the German Nazis and their march toward using genetics to create a “better human race”.—By looking for “justice as fairness” with the ethical practice of genetics and eugenics concerning applied science and social constructs.—The advantage of eugenics ideology in genetic technology is viewed as “the greatest benefit of individuals with the least advantages.” And so by subverting the fact of eugenics in genetic advances will alleviate prejudice and make sure that the eugenics agenda is devoid of negative perceptions so that the genetically disadvantaged could be touted as the beneficiaries of eugenic applications in genetic technologies.—Last month, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) hosted The London Family Planning Summit (LFPS) where the BMGF secured funding for depopulation efforts in Africa, India and the Southeast Asian region. Melinda Gates believes that if she can prevent 40% of people who would otherwise have been born, she could justify her family planning scheme to make women healthier who’s “families are more successful and their communities are more prosperous.”—Simply put: the BMGF has classified “unwanted” pregnancies as justification for killing people and they are focusing on eventually eliminating this number to reduce the world’s population. Africa, a big focus for the BMGF is being targeted along with Muslim nations.—In this propaganda cartoon, the depiction of brown and black women as disfigured potatoes having much more fun because they have fewer children is not only offensive, but telling of how these global Elite view the people they purport to be “saving”.—By preventing births, the film says that 600,000 people would not be born. Contraception as a first step in the global Elite’s plan to depopulation by appearing to help save lives of women could be quite effective.   ********************************************************************************************** Thyme May Be Better for Acne Than Prescription Creams   Thyme. Herbal preparations of thyme could be more effective at treating skin acne than prescription creams, new research suggests. ScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2012) — Herbal preparations of thyme could be more effective at treating skin acne than prescription creams, according to research recently presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin. Further clinical testing could lead to an effective, gentler treatment for the skin condition.—Researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University tested the effect of thyme, marigold and myrrh tinctures on Propionibacterium acnes — the bacterium that causes acne by infecting skin pores and forming spots, which range from white heads through to puss-filled cysts. The group found that while all the preparations were able to kill the bacterium after five minutes exposure, thyme was the most effective of the three. What’s more, they discovered that thyme tincture had a greater antibacterial effect than standard concentrations of benzoyl peroxide — the active ingredient in most anti-acne creams or washes.–Dr Margarita Gomez-Escalada who is leading the research project explained how tinctures are made from plants and herbs. “The plant material is steeped in alcohol for days or even weeks to prepare a tincture. This process draws out the active compounds from the plant. While thyme, marigold and myrrh are common herbal alternatives to standard antibacterial skin washes, this is the first study to demonstrate the effect they have on the bacterium that causes the infection leading to acne,” she said. The researchers used a standard in vitro model that is used to test the effect of different substances applied to the skin. The effects of the tinctures were measured against an alcohol control — proving their antibacterial action was not simply due to the sterilizing effect of the alcohol they are prepared in.—-These initial findings pave the way for more research into the use of tinctures as a treatment for acne. “We now need to carry out further tests in conditions that mimic more closely the skin environment and work out at the molecular level how these tinctures are working. If thyme tincture is proven to be as clinically effective as our findings suggest, it may be a natural alternative to current treatments,” explained Dr Gomez-Escalada.—A herbal treatment for acne would be very welcome news — particularly for acne sufferers who experience skin sensitivity. “The problem with treatments containing benzoyl peroxide is the side-effects they are associated with,” said Dr Gomez-Escalada. “A burning sensation and skin irritation are not uncommon. Herbal preparations are less harsh on the skin due to their anti-inflammatory properties while our results suggest they can be just as, if not more, effective than chemical treatments.” Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Society for General Microbiology.   

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