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Archive for May, 2011

How I (hopefully) got rid of my chronic Sinusitis

Since I heard some acquaintances are fighting with the same problem here a follow-up on an earlier post:

Unfortunately I still was suffering from my a draining sinus until about 4  weeks ago. It was so bad that it even caused a gullet inflammation.

A friend of mine recommended me a homoeopathic sinusitis remedy containing a substance called Luffa operculata. I was told to take 20 drops every 2 h and I must say it helped almost immediately, but as soon as I stopped the drain came back. She said I must carry on a little longer and I did, with the same result.

Then I thought it might be a virus infection and remembered that L-Lysine helped me before with virus infections. So I took 1000 mg L-Lysine a day and in addition a supplement against joint inflammation, containing MSM Chondroitin sulphate and Glucosamine.

I know it might be just a placebo effect, but am almost free of any symptoms for three weeks now …

Your gutfeeling might be more than just a feeling

“For example, scientists were shocked to learn that about 90 percent of the fibers in the primary visceral nerve, the vagus, carry information from the gut to the brain and not the other way around…

The second brain informs our state of mind in other more obscure ways, as well. “A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut,” Mayer says… more here

But its not only your gut that influences your brain, it might be also your weight:


Important Innovation for Diabetics

Many diabetics suffer from wounds on their extremities that dont heal, sometimes several years – if infection sets in, amputation of the limb is sometimes even necessary. This new development offers hope:

Videos of the week: Successful wound healing with borate glass nanofibers

Edited By Peter Wray • April 28, 2011

As reported on in the just-published May issue of the Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society, the Mo-Sci Corporation recently announced its development of a novel and inexpensive wound care pad — composed of borate glass nanofibers — that helped speed the healing of venous stasis ulcers in a majority of patients enrolled in a small human clinical test group of adult diabetics.

Greenpeace measures Radiation at Fukushima

Eventually even the official data reveals dangerously high levels of radiation.

Results of Greenpeace Radiation team independent monitoring of air, soil, and food in the vicinity of the Fukushima nuclear plant: Google Map

Radiation forecast data released

What radiation level is considered safe

1 rem = 0,01 Sv = 10 mSv

Dose equivalent H

The equivalent dose in an irradiated tissue or organ resulting from the absorbed dose by multiplying by a weighting factor (w R) [1] for the particular type of radiation. This takes into account the different biological effects, we of the various types of radiation. H = w R


The effective dose is obtained by summation of the weighted equivalent doses of each irradiated tissues and organs. The weighting factors (w T) [2] take into account the difference in radiation sensitivity of different organs in relation to the risk of cancer and genetic changes. An even-even exposure of the whole body or individual organs is at the same effective dose of the same radiation risk. E = S Tx w T H T

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