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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.

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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.

check out this link to find out more and watch a video.

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.

The Power of the Patch video-fun!

Since I am having a research day, I thought I would post this article on links between heavy metal toxicity, specifically Mercury, immunization and Autism. It is written by Robert Kennedy Jr. is senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

By Robert Kennedy Jr. | July 1, 2005

MOUNTING EVIDENCE suggests that Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative in children’s vaccines, may be responsible for the exponential growth of autism, attention deficit disorder, speech delays, and other childhood neurological disorders now epidemic in the United States.

Prior to 1989, American infants generally received three vaccinations (polio, measles-mumps-rubella, and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis). In the early 1990s, public health officials dramatically increased the number of Thimerosal-containing vaccinations without considering the cumulative impact of the mercury load on developing brains.

In a 1991 memo, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, one of the fathers of Merck’s vaccination programs, warned his bosses that 6-month-old children administered the shots on schedule would suffer mercury exposures 87 times the government safety standards. He recommended that Thimerosal be discontinued and complained that the US Food and Drug Administration, which has a notoriously close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, could not be counted on to take appropriate action as its European counterparts had. Merck ignored Hilleman’s warning, and for eight years government officials added seven more shots for children containing Thimerosal.

Mercury is a known brain poison, and autism rates began rising dramatically in children who were administered the new vaccine regimens. A decade ago the American Academy of Pediatrics estimated the autism rate among American children to be 1 in 2,500. Today, the CDC places the rate at 1 in 166, or 1 in 80 boys. Additionally, one in six children is now diagnosed with a related neurological disorder.

In 2000, the CDC met with pharmaceutical companies and the FDA in secret to review its findings linking Thimerosal with the dramatic rise in neurological illnesses. According to transcripts, participants were alarmed about the undeniable links between the Thimerosal and widespread brain damage in children. Dr. Bill Weil told the group, ”You can play with [the results] all you want. They are statistically significant.” Dr. Richard Johnston admitted he feared his grandchild getting a Thimerosal-containing vaccine. But the group was most concerned with keeping the findings secret. ”Consider this embargoed information,” said Dr. Roger Bernier, a senior director at the National Immunization Program, at the meeting’s close. The CDC now says it has ”lost” the data that supported the crucial study and has persistently defied congressional requests and federal law requiring it to open up the federal Vaccine Safety Database to scientists and the public.

Numerous animal, DNA, epidemiological, and other studies point to Thimerosal as a culprit in America’s epidemic of neurological disorders. Autistic children have been shown to have higher mercury loads than nonautistics, and there have been reports of significant improvements in some brain-injured children by removing mercury from their brains. Most of the symptoms of autism are similar to the symptoms of mercury poisoning. Scientists have been able to induce autism-like symptoms in mice by exposing them to Thimerosal. A recent study by an FDA scientist, Dr. Jill James, found that many autistic children are genetically deficient in their capacity to produce glutathione, an antioxidant generated in the brain that helps remove mercury from the body.

Government health agencies who green-lighted Thimerosal have turned a blind eye to the hundreds of studies linking Thimerosal to a wide range of neurological disorders and joined the pharmaceutical industry to gin up a series of flawed European studies to exonerate Thimerosal. Those studies examined children exposed to a tiny fraction of the Thimerosal given to American kids and took advantage of the autism spike that resulted from deceptive data-gathering in Scandinavia to argue that autism rates are unrelated to Thimerosal use.

Drug makers wary of liability reduced Thimerosal in most children’s vaccines in recent years, but the preservative remains in flu shots, tetanus boosters, and over-the-counter drugs. Mercury-laced vaccine stocks were given to American children until the end of 2003.

Government officials who continue to champion Thimerosal should recognize that this is not just a theoretical exercise in bureaucratic face-saving. Their wrong-headed defense of Thimerosal safety in the face of overwhelming science is discouraging testing of promising treatments which may be effective. They are depriving vulnerable populations from being identified to avoid Thimerosal. They also cannot escape responsibility for their failure to warn international health agencies and governments who, based upon American assurances, are now injecting the developing world’s children with this brain-killing chemicals.

This article was reproduced from the Globe Newspaper Company.

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.

Glutathione is one of the bodys main antioxidants and has wide benefits.  It is an immune booster, slows the aging process, protecting against many degenerative conditions and heavy metal toxicity.  For 10 or more years glutathione injections have been used for mercury poisoning, alzheimers, and parkinsons with excellent results. Doctors routinely use Glutathione-promoting drugs to detoxify victims of certain types of drug overdose. However, the pharmaceutical drugs that raise Glutathione levels produce side effects and cannot safely be used long-term.

Raising Glutathione levels during cancer treatment leads to fewer side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, and even loss of white blood cells. Higher Glutathione levels speeds the healing process, reduces the possibility of infection, and helps to release drugs and anesthesia from the body. Glutathione protects DNA and RNA from free radical damage, and it protects against cellular peroxidation caused by exposure to pesticides, plastics, benzene and carbon tetrachloride, as well as heavy metals, cigarette smoke, smog, drugs, solvents, dyes, phenols and nitrates. There is no doubt that glutathione is something you want in your health arsenal!

The only problem is that it has been notoriously difficult to supplement orally, as it is broken down by digestion. Even intravenous injections are broken down rapidly and the blood levels of glutathione return to their previous level after only 24 hrs.  If you want to keep the levels up you have to have regular injections at a whopping $200 each! The only other way previously shown effective to increase glutathione was by taking large quantities of whey protein. Both of these methods have been shown to increase glutathione by around 30%.

I was very excited to see the research done on glutathione levels using LifeWave patches. The increase is 300%!  This is absolutely spectacular, plus the levels are more constant so the body remains protected.

to find out more about LifeWave patches, please see www.lifewave.com/newwavehealth

Specific research info on Lifewave patches and the glutathione study see http://www.lifewave.com/pdf/Research/Research-Hippocrates.pdf
I have also included a video of Dr Karen Guenette demonstrating how to use the patches for maximum benefit

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.