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Cardiovascular disease affects more people each year than any other disease or illness. Cardiovascular disease means disease of the heart (cardio) and arteries (vascular). This disease can result in heart attack, stroke, angina or heart failure. The stiffening and hardening of the arteries which makes the heart work harder can occur years or decades before you start experiencing any symptoms. That is why cardiovascular disease is sometimes referred to as the “Silent Killer”.
The most problematic aspect of developing cardiovascular disease is that you don’t know that it’s happening to you. You can’t feel it happening, like catching a cold. There the symptoms are very prominent. You know when you are catching a cold. Cardiovascular disease is another matter. You can’t feel arterial clogging plaque building up, stiffening your arteries and choking off your blood flow to different parts of your body, depriving vital nutrients and oxygen to your cells and organ until it’s too late. You develop angina or have a heart attack or stroke.
It is very important that you do not wait to experience symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
There has been very little preventative test equipment available for early detection of cardiovascular disease, progression or risk. The most common testing available today, although useful, offers little information concerning arterial health. Other state of the art testing equipment currently available is usually found in hospital’s cardiac care units and are either highly invasive (hence risky), extremely expensive, or both.
The Pulse wave Assessment complements the conventional cuff blood pressure measurements and provides additional information on arterial stiffness and performance of the heart. It is able to be used simply in any medical practice and is portable. It is ideally used as part of a preventative health approach, modifying diet, increasing exercise and taking appropriate supplements. Retesting can be done at intervals to monitor progress.
INTERCURE RANKED NUMBER 136 FASTEST GROWING TECHNOLOGY COMPANY ON THE DELOITTE TECHNOLOGY FAST 500 EMEA 2008.
Attributes 1,227 Percent Revenue Growth to Successful Expansion into Retail Stores
New York, N.Y. – January 12, 2009 InterCure Ltd., a medical device company publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: INCR), today announced that it ranked Number 136 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years. InterCure grew 1,227 percent during this period.
“Being named as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa is a significant recognition for InterCure and indicative of our continued growth and success over the past five years,” said Erez Gavish, president and CEO of InterCure. “Our launch into the retail market allowed us to expand our business and extend our reach, placing RESPeRATE onto the shelves of the neighborhood pharmacies and into the homes of thousands more hypertension sufferers worldwide.”
“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today’s highly competitive technology industry,” said Karel Bakkes, partner in charge of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA program. “We congratulate InterCure on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region.”
InterCure previously ranked 170 on 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 500.
Overall, companies that ranked on the Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008 program had an average growth rate of 1,297 percent.
About InterCure Ltd. and RESPeRATE
InterCure Ltd. (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange: INCR) is disrupting the $42 billion hypertension industry with the world’s first FDA-cleared, OTC blood pressure treatment device, RESPeRATE® (www.resperate.com). In a market where seven out of 10 hypertensives are NOT controlled despite the availability of more than 100 blood pressure medications, RESPeRATE provides an effective adjunctive non-drug therapy with no side effects.
RESPeRATE has gained widespread support of hypertension specialists and has secured regulatory clearance in most key international markets. Ten separate clinical studies have proven the device’s efficacy and safety, and RESPeRATE is now featured in more than 20 popular and professional text books.
With more than 100,000 units sold, thousands of supportive clinicians worldwide and one of the world’s most popular hypertension websites, InterCure is now introducing RESPeRATE into retail pharmacies to increase access to hypertension sufferers.
InterCure has an exciting product pipeline based on its broadly-patented “Device-Guided Breathing” technology platform. This technology enables a systematic reduction in sympathetic outflow of the autonomic nervous system, one of the key underlying causes of cardiovascular disease, insomnia and several other medical conditions.
When I was working in a very stressful role in Corporate Health, my body finally said very loudly “Enough of this folly!”. My blood pressure went through the roof and I ended up having a complete nervous collapse, ending up with chronic fatigue requiring bed rest for 8 months. Fortunately for me, I had someone come to the office and share Resperate with me. I thought it was a great device, well backed by research and introduced its use into our Health Expos. My plan then, and I still see this happening in due time, was to create relaxation rooms for employees and Resperate, among other things, would be available for employees to use when they needed to chill out. When everthing went pear shaped, I had the Resperate to help calm me down (I also developed anxiety and panic attacks). It was such a blessing. I really believe in this product, particularly where stress is a factor in your health issues. Many people, like me, have high BP that does not repond particularly well to medication, and it is very important for our health that BP is as normal as possible.
Using the Resperate is very relaxing. It uses musical notes, initially that change in time with your breathing and then gradually the notes go for longer, and your breathing slows. They say that if breath rate goes down to under 7/minute for 10 minutes or so the autonomic nervous system relaxes. Its like the Resperate pulls the stress out of your body. But there’s more to it than that. The biofeedback device that is strapped around your chest monitors whether you are listening and timing your breathing to the notes. Often people’s mind can wander, even without them knowing it and their breath rate increases. They find themselves thinking about how horrible and mean the neighbour was about the dog barking, concern over the daughters new boyfriend blah blah blah…that stinking thinking has major magnetism…When this happens the Resperate picks up that you are not listening and concentrating and has all sorts of strategies built in to “wake you up” and bring you back on track. While the Resperate has been proven to lower blood pressure, I belive that is just one of the benefits of learning how to spend 15 minutes a day doing nothing but breathing. It is a way to meditate and chill out for the everyday man.
Applied Kinesiology is not one of my strong points, but those who master it find all sort of interesting uses for it. I have added a link to this video because it shows how the energy patches influence the body. This can also be helpful to determine if people are energetically switched. In this case, the white patch in the right hand and tan in the left will weaken the body instead of strengthening it and the opposite configuration will strengthen the body. If this is the case with you, follow the patch protocol, but use the white patch on the left and tan on the right side of the body.
Lifewave patches are usually recommended to be used over acupuncture points, however they will still work if placed anywhere over the body. It is just that meridians are lightwave paths that increase their effectiveness. Dr Karen Guenette, a medical doctor and acupuncturist who has been using Lifewave in her practice for some time now recently explained it like this:
“Both acupuncture and Lifewave activate the body’s energy system to heal itself. Both use specific acu-points on the body for its effect. But here is where they differ:
Lifewave patches are programmed to perform specific functions in the body, such as increasing fat burning for energy like in the Energy Enhancer patch, or telling the cells to put together more Glutathione molecules in order to detoxify the body and mop up free radicals like in the Y-Age patch.
Acupuncture has no specific programming except for the actual point location and intention we use that point for. In acupuncture, I cannot increase the body’s strength by 40% within minutes of needling someone like the Energy Enhancers can!
Acupuncture, on the other hand, can treat a variety of ailments all at once. Acupuncture, of course, requires a specialist to perform and the availability of the patient to come to regular weekly appointments (at least initially). Each appointment is about 1.5 hours long, and it is suggested that you should take it easy after each appointment, precluding any heavy duty work or exercise for the rest of that day usually.
The nice thing about Lifewave patches is that you can try them for a week or so, and really get to know whether or not your body responds to its programming. There is very little risk because you don’t have to buy an entire month’s supply right away. Trial packs of Energy Enhancer, Rest Quiet, and IceWave are available.
Say you had insomnia and couldn’t get a decent night’s sleep. You could come to acupuncture 3-5 times to see whether it would help. Now during that time, I’d be possibly looking for other things to treat. That would cost around between $375 – $525 and take about 9.5 hours of your time total.
The Silent Nights patch is $39.95 for a month’s supply. You need to use it everyday for at least four days. Most people respond within that time, and if not, almost everyone responds within about 3 weeks.
I’ve had many patients not have to pay for acupuncture because they found relief in a simple patch…and let me tell you, they were absolutely thrilled!”
This is info from a newsletter from Dr. Julian Whitaker, one of the Directors of the Marcus Autism center. He found that there are natural things that can be done to treat a child with autism. Here’s a summary of what he recommends.
1. Test the child for mercury and other heavy metals. If found, then do chelation therapy on the child. Transdermal and oral DMPS has been found to remove mercury as has glutathione injections. One study of chelation’s results on 152 autistic patients found that 36% had a marked improvement, 39% had a moderate improvement, 15% had a slight improvement and only 10% had no improvement.
2. Autistic children tend to have dietary allergies to dairy products and gluten. Also get them off sugar, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, food dyes and hydrogenated oils.
Use good multivitamin and mineral supplements since more than half the kids were found deficient in Vitamins A, B1, B3, B5, biotin, selenium, zinc, magnesium, essential amino acids and omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids.
3. Glutathione is an antioxidant and detoxifier that is depleted in most autistic children. It can be given to the child either intravenously or orally but the best way is by using the LifeWave glutathione patches. when using the patches, please start gently, being aware of detox reactions that can occur in these children. you may need to start with placing the patches on the body for only a few hours a day. Look for feelings of nausea etc and drink plenty of pure spring or filtered water.
4. Finally, investigate having the child experience a pressurized chamber to breathe 100% oxygen. This is highly effective for treating brain and neurological disorders.
L – C A R N O S I N E
What is Carnosine?
L-carnosine, is a naturally-occurring amino acid found within the human body.The deep frontal part of the brain (entorhinal cortex) is believed to be a site where carnosine tends to accumulate. It may interact with zinc in that area, as well as having effects on GABA, a brain neurotransmitter, which by a complex chemical reaction forms homo-carnosine.
What Studies Have Been Done with Carnosine?
Rat and animal studies have been done with carnosine looking at “neuroprotection.” These investigations aimed to examine protective action since carnosine may be protective of muscle and nerve function, particularly of the heart. There have been no studies that have shown any evidence of toxicity.
Recent MRI studies by Petroff and colleagues (2001) examining levels of brain chemistry showed a relationship between homo-carnosine and GABA in temporal lobe and generalized myoclonic epilepsies.
These authors described homo-carnosine levels that may correlate with seizure control even when GABA response is defective in human studies. Dr. Chez was intrigued by the results of this study, and thus began a study in June, 2001 that aimed to test if supplementing carnosine orally could enhance seizure protection in childrenwho were already on anticonvulsants and who had recurrent seizures despite being on standard drug therapy. He hypothesized that the addition of carnosine could decrease seizure frequency. He supplemented with powdered carnosine, as well as powdered Vitamin E (25IU) and powdered Zinc (2.5 mg).
The Open-Label Study
A total of 75 children, who had “failed” multipleantiepilepticmedications in an effort to stop their seizures (including steroids and the Ketogenic diet) with histories of partial or generalized epilepsy entered the open-label study. The majority had fronto- temporal lobe seizures, or generalized epilepsy. 25% had EEGs to directly compare before and after starting the carnosine. Many patients had reductions in seizure frequency, but without EEG correlation. Two sisters with hypsarrythmia/Lennox-Gastaut wave patterns or Lennox-Gastaut type patterns, EEG amplitude and spike frequency improved with carnosine in dosages of 800-2,000 mg. per day. Dosage was titrated upward depending upon bodyweight. No side effects were reported. Unexpectedly, parental diaries showed a pattern of comments related to gains in cognitive domains including language, alertness, energy levels, and even gross motor ability. Dr. Chez was motivated by such reports in addition to comments from other professionals that worked simultaneously with the children (e.g., speech therapists) who, unaware that children were on the new supplement, spontaneously stated that individual children were showing incremental gains not previously seen. Expressive language was described as more fluent, eye contact more frequent, and interest in the environment was more prominent. Dr. Chez thought that this supplement could be of benefit to children with autism or PDD and so began to give it to children with such diagnoses in an open-label trial. Indeed, parents reported benefits in their children after as few as 2 weeks, in the areas of socialization, expressive language, alertness level, energy level, adaptation to change, and curiously, gross motor planning.
The Double-Blind Study
Because of the remarkable cognitive improvements in language, speech production and school performance as well as social alertness, Dr. Chez felt it important to study the effect of the supplement in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Children were included in this study if they had histories of abnormal EEG, and had previously responded to cognitive-enhancing dementia medications (as part of a controlled study at the office) or to anti-convulsants. A double-blind placebo controlled study with carnosine was begun. Children were randomly placed on either active carnosine or placebo.Expressive and receptive language measures, two autism rating scales, and parent rating analog scales were administered at the start and completion of the study. Results of this study indicated clinically meaningful changes in many aspects of autistic features, and also showed that the carnosine supplement improved children’s expressive and receptive language significantly. This is the only dietary supplement to date studied in a double-blind fashion in autism.
Who Benefits and What are the Side Effects?
The majority of children with either epilepsy or autism treated in open
label studies by Dr. Chez benefited from carnosine supplementation. Dr.
Chez estimates that approximately 10% of children who have been on the carnosine supplement have had reports of no improvement. A very small percentage (less than 5% of children with epilepsy or autistic spectrum disorders) have shown increased physical hyperactivity or verbal hyperactivity, but we are unable to ascertain if these reports are directly related to the carnosine supplement. No sleep disturbances were reported as a result of carnosine therapy even in dosages up to 3,000 mg. a day. No abdominal side effects, skin rashes, or any changes in anticonvulsant blood levels, liver functions or hematological studies. No patients had any urinary changes or bowel habit changes from the carnosine. Many children on the autistic spectrum were reported to increase their range of food choices with an improved range of appetite. Responses have been seen in generalized epilepsies, focal seizure disorders, autism, PDD, and head injury to date. Because of its effect on entorhinal cortex, improvements in Alzheimer’s disease or other frontal lobe encephalopathy may be possible. Any syndrome that involves apraxia or expressive language delay may benefit from this.
Concurrent studies are currently being run or planned in areas of
attention disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, and various learning disability
syndromes of the nonverbal type.
The best way to supplement carnosine is the LifeWave, Carnosine patches. They stimulate the body’s own production of carnosine in a completely safe way. Powdered Carnosine formulas are unpleasant to take and much of it is broken down by digestion. It can be challenging to get a child to cooperate with this.
to find out more about Carnosine patches, go to www.lifewave.com/newwavehealth and look at their Y-Age product which also has glutathione. Both of these in combination have been helping children and adults alike.