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Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine Explained

Dr. Kelvin Lee, Chair of the Department of Immunology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, shares the groundbreaking potential of CIMAvax-EGF, a lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba.

What we know so far: 0:00
The innovation that led to CIMAvax: 1:09
Benefits for high-risk patients: 2:02
The future of CIMAvax: 4:12
The science behind CIMAvax: 5:15
The safety of CIMAvax: 5:47
The Cuban collaboration: 6:17

President Barack Obama became the first president to visit Cuba in almost 90 years when he and first lady Michelle Obama traveled to the island nation in March. But one of the most exciting things about the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S. is happening stateside right now: the possibility of clinical trials on a drug to prevent lung cancer, and possibly other cancers, too.

CimaVax, which is both a treatment and vaccine for lung cancer, has been researched in Cuba for 25 years and free to the Cuban public since 2011. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s trade mission to Cuba in April 2015 resulted in a signed agreement to bring CimaVax to the U.S., but as with all international drugs and treatments, U.S. researchers need to conduct clinical trials and replicate international scientists’ results before it becomes available to the American public.

“We’re still at the very early stages of assessing the promise of this vaccine, but the evidence so far from clinical trials in Cuba and Europe has been striking,” said Dr. Kelvin Lee, Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology and co-leader of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, the research center that is evaluating CimaVax for U.S. use.

The hoped-for success of CimaVax availability in the U.S. is just one example of the possibilities that come with open trade between the two nations. When Obama loosened the United State’s 55-year trade embargo against Cuba in December, he allowed for such joint research deals to be finalized. Similar programs might have been impossible just a few years ago.

“You never know how long these things would take,” said Candace Johnson, CEO of Roswell Park. “We would have loved to have had this already started because we’ve been working on this for quite a while, but we’re persistent and we’ll get it done.”

Cuba has long been known for its high-quality cigars, and lung cancer is a major public health problem and the fourth-leading cause of death in the country. A 2007 study of patients with stages IIIB and IV lung cancer, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, confirmed the safety of the CimaVax and showed an increase in tumor-reducing antibody production in more than half of cases. It proved particularly effective for increased survival if the study participant was younger than 60.

Read the full article at HP 


Benefits of a Hyperbaric Chamber

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled.  It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan.

Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked.  In this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process.  The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas.  It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment.

What are the benefits of HBOT?

It has long been known that healing many areas of the body cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue.  Most illnesses and injuries occur, and often linger, at the cellular or tissue level.  In many cases, such as: circulatory problems; non-healing wounds; and strokes, adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged area and the body’s natural healing ability is unable to function properly.  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides this extra oxygen naturally and with minimal side effects.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves the quality of life of the patient in many areas when standard medicine is not working.  Many conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, head injuries, and chronic fatigue have responded favorably to HBOT.

 What conditions does HBOT treat?

Hyperbaric oxygen is used to treat all conditions which benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability, as well as infections where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy, or in conjunction with other drugs.

Insurance and Medicare consider  the following conditions for HBOT to be covered for payment:

Air or Gas Embolism
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Compartment Syndrome/Crush Injury/Other Traumatic Ischemias
Decompression Sickness (Bends)
Diabetic and Selected Wounds
Exceptional Blood Loss (Anemia)
Gas Gangrene
Intracranial Abscess
Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Tissue Damage
Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
Skin Grafts and (Compromised) Flaps
Thermal Burns

Source – Hbot

Gerald Clark Emerald Tablets Thoth and the Holographic Universe

Gerald Clark Emerald Tablet 8: The Key of Mysteries
Thoth and the Holographic Universe

1. Thoth informs us that he takes on different bodies during incarnations with mankind.

2. We are told that man is in the process of changing to forms that are not of this world, approaching the formless or energetic spirit state to a place on the cycle above (a cycle above 3rd dimension is 4th dimension?).

3. We are told that we have to lose our bodies (become formless) to merge with the LIGHT. Thoth instructs us to speak without words seeking light and wisdom (thoughts are telepathic via the electromagnetic spectrum) directed toward those underground benevolent cycle masters dwelling in their blue-light lit temple.

4. A past re-telling of the dark forces that mankind summoned from Ancient Atlantis arrived in this cycle, formless and unable to be seen by earth-men.

5. Avatars must reside outside of the meager 300 nanometer visible range (400-700 nm) our eyes can see in the simulator.

6. They needed bodies (blood) to take on a physical form, mankind’s to be exact.

7. Now you know why blood sacrifices (think of the Catholic Mass and Bohemian Grove Cremation of Care ritual involving sacrifice) bring in dark forces as told herein.

8. We are told that they were serpent-headed when their “glamour” was lifted but otherwise appear as men among men. This is frightening. Thoth states that certain sounds made them visible using his magic. High places of authority were sought out by the dark body snatchers to rule over mankind. Light forces smack down the reptilian dark forces, but they return at a later time to repeat the battle against the Light.

9. We are advised about energetic boundaries around the Earth that are guarded by the HOUNDS of the Barrier. Do not transgress this hard limit. If they get your scent, escaping back into the body during an OOBE is discouraged as the HOUNDS will follow your astral body back to the physical. He advises moving in circles back to the body for protection, with a follow on ritual involving circles again. Better not to approach the outer boundary whose HOUNDS seek to consume the soul. The HOUNDS can only move in linear fashion, thus moving is a circle can be used to lose them. Scary.

10. When leaving the OOBE back to the body, Thoth instructs us to use the cross and the circle combined.

11. The final prodding is to open one’s mouth and speak the WORD to get free. Not sure what the WORD implies, perhaps just speaking anything in words once entering the body following an OOBE activates the mind and disconnects the astral thread that the HOUNDS use to pursue the trespasser?

12. I recall waking up during an OOBE when I was 17, unable to move or speak. Once I could move and speak, the paralyzing brain chemical that keeps one from acting out the OOBE takes a few moments to wear off if one suddenly comes back to the body while conscious.

Emerald Tablet 9: The Key of Freedom of Space

1. Thoth reminds us as a species that “ye are the ultimate of all things” but have forgotten our heritage, forced into bondage with our soul fettered by the chains of darkness.

2. We are told we are only a spirit, the body is nothing but a shell to be cast off, and the Soul is ALL. Thoth states that all that exists is only an aspect of greater things and that space is not boundless, but rather partitioned by angles and curves.

3. A holographic simulator it would seem, having transient matter for decoration. He instructs that we are connected by an energetic web to other space brethren.

4. We are told that there are nine dimensions or cycles of space and the same number of levels of consciousness controlled by the nine lords of the cycles, seven of which were highlighted (THREE through NINE, the chieftain).

5. The access to the nine worlds within worlds inside us (33, Pgs. 314-324 posited) most likely allude to the wavelength/frequency of each nerve ganglia or Chakra.

6. Most traditions only account for seven but others show up to thirteen.

7. Only the one who is seeking may ever hope to get free! What qualifies as seeking?

8. The flame is the source of all things, containing all things in potentiality. Expound on the meaning relative to latent energy and matter.

9. The WORD is the source of all existence. Relate the John 1:14 connection to the WORD becoming flesh, an avatar to teach the humans how to escape their enslavement.

10. Thoth asks the LORD OF THE NINE to divulge the secret of the WORD, answering through ORDER, ye shall find the way.

Almond Milk or ???

The Dr’s Perspective 

Plant-based milks are made by grinding a bean or nut, then adding water, flavors, vitamins and minerals. The nutrients and amount of sugar in plant-based milk varies considerably based on how it was produced and what has been added. Cow’s milk contains protein, calcium, riboflavin and potassium. The nutrients are consistent in all products, but the amount of fat varies from no fat, low-fat and full-fat.  Calcium-fortified soy milk is the closest to cow’s milk, but it is lower in other nutrients than cow’s milk. Some plant-based milks are very low in protein, which can be a matter of concern for children and elderly. Plant-based milks are becoming more popular because some people prefer the taste and the variety of flavors. It is also preferred by people who are allergic or intolerant to milk. The experts urge milk drinkers to read the labels and make the choice based on nutrition, price and preferences.

From the experts

Read the in-depth interview to discover more about plant-based milk, nutrients and trends in the dairy aisle.

Why have sales of cow’s milk been declining?

Dr. Macrina: There are several reasons. Back in the day when most people were home for dinner in the evening, it was part of our routine for kids, and even adults, to drink milk. People today are on the go and often aren’t home for dinner. And, for a long time, milk wasn’t as portable as other beverages. Portable milk packaging has come a long way but I don’t think many people are fully aware of it.

Dr. Weaver: Also, some people avoid cow’s milk because of expected lactose intolerance or protein allergies, or dislike of the taste without making the effort to find products or strategies to incorporate them into their diet.

Dr. Savaiano: Over the last 30 years or so soft drink consumption has increased significantly and for some people, soft drinks have replaced milk as the drink of choice. This is concerning. If you look at the nutrient intake profile of Americans over the last 30 years, we are far away from recommendations. We don’t eat enough fruits or vegetables. We probably do get enough calcium. We’re on the edge of getting the right amount of riboflavin. The sodium/potassium ratios of what we eat are not great – less sodium and less potassium would be good.

Low-fat dairy can be a key component in an ideal diet. Soft drinks tend to contribute calories instead of nutrients and most Americans get more than enough calories.

Dr. Macrina: Some people think milk costs too much. If you can buy a two-liter bottle of soda for a $1.50, some will choose it over milk. People sometimes don’t think about the nutritional issue when they’re making purchasing decisions. If you ask a kid if they want milk or soda, which one do you think they’re going to choose? Also, kids used to drink a lot of milk at school, but schools have switched to very low-fat or no-fat milk which simply doesn’t taste that good to kids.

Market research shows plant-based milk substitutes are gaining popularity. Why?

Dr. Savaiano: It’s a very small part of the market, but yes, sales of plant-based beverages are increasing. It reflects that some people feel vegetable-based products are healthier. Some consumers also question modern milk production practices which also has had a negative impact on milk consumption. Depending on their composition, some of these plant-based drinks fall into the category of sweetened beverages. Some do, some don’t. It just depends on how much sugar is added.

Dr. Macrina: It’s interesting to note that while fluid milk consumption has decreased, overall dairy consumption has increased. People today are eating a lot of cheese and yogurt. But, some people perceive plant products as healthier than those from animals. Whether or not they actually are, some people believe they are allergic or intolerant to milk. A lot of the plant-based milks are flavored while there aren’t a lot of flavored cow’s milk products, other than chocolate, in many retail outlets. The plant-based products also tend to be sweeter, which is attractive to some.

How are plant-based milks made?

Dr. Macrina: Generally speaking, they grind a bean or nut then add water. The amount of water determines the consistency. Flavors, vitamins, minerals, etc. are added.

Dr. Savaiano: I’m not a food technologist, but if you look at the label you can see the ingredients. They contain components extracted from almonds, rice, soy, etc. The taste depends on what they’re flavored with and how they’re formulated.

Dr. Weaver: Soy milk, for example, is extracted from soybeans and if calcium fortified, a calcium salt is added. Similar for other plants.

What is the nutritional profile of regular milk vs almond milk and the other plant-based alternatives?

Dr. Savaiano: This is an important question because it can vary a lot. Consumers need to look at the label. Milk has lots of positive nutrients – protein, calcium, riboflavin, potassium. Milk’s nutrient profile isn’t perfect, but it’s a very nutritious food and, of course, it comes in no-fat, low-fat and full-fat varieties. The plant-based drinks can have a positive nutrient profile, too. It depends on the manufacturer.

Dr. Weaver: None of the plant-based options match cow’s milk entirely. Calcium-fortified soy milk is the closest to cow’s milk but still lower in potassium and some other nutrients. Some plant-based beverages are very low in protein as well (like almond milk) which can be a problem for kids and the elderly.

Dr. Macrina: The most variable component of cow’s milk is fat. The rest of it is relatively consistent – the protein and mineral content is going to be about the same regardless of the fat level in the milk you buy. Plant-based milks are quite variable. Some have as much fat as cow’s milk. Some have a higher sugar content. The big difference is protein. The quality of plant protein generally is not as high as animal protein. Cow’s milk has more of the building block proteins that humans need in their diet.

What’s your advice to consumers on milk replacements?

Dr. Macrina: Plant-based milks are quite variable in what they contain while cow’s milk is pretty standard. We know where cow’s milk comes from. Plant-based milks are manufactured and can have a variety of additives. I urge consumers to read the label to determine what’s best for them.

Dr. Savaiano: Yes, consumers should read the label very carefully. Plant-based drinks certainly can be a healthy choice depending on how they’re formulated.

Dr. Weaver: The plant-based beverages all cost a good deal more than cow’s milk. So, one needs to determine how much they want to pay for the nutrients and determine which nutrients you need to get from other foods. A main nutrient expected from milk is calcium. Only soy milk has been tested for calcium bioavailability (by my lab) which was determined to be as good as from cow’s milk. But none of the other plant beverages have been tested and they should be.

Some members of Congress have asked FDA to step in and determine whether plant-based drink products should be allowed to be called “milk.” Find out in the second part of this series Debate in the Dairy Aisle: Are Plant-Based Drinks “Milk”?

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How does your brain process sound?

Many small neurons located in the brain are responsible for the processing of auditory information. By passing through various auditory pathways, the signals are decoded into sounds that we are familiar with and make sense to us.
How the brain processes auditory signals

Once the hair fibres of the cochlea, the snail shell-resembling organ of the inner ear, have sent electrical signals to the auditory nerve, these impulses are transferred to the auditory centre of the brain.

In the auditory brain, several groups of neurons receive the impulses and translate them into a language that our brain understands. This translation occurs in order to cause a conscious perception of the sounds that we receive.

The Auditory Brain

Transformation and processing of sound generally occurs on three levels in the brain: As a reflex, in the auditory cortex and in other brain areas.

Thus, the arrival of the message may first of all trigger a reflex and cause us to jump or turn our head. Thereafter, the processing might also unfold in the auditory cortex, where the sound is consciously perceived.

Other brain areas can allow the perception to become conscious as well and hence recognise the sound by relating it to those that have been memorised in the past. This assessment is followed-up by an appropriate voluntary response.

Primary Auditory Pathway

The processing of decoded sound material starts within the primary auditory pathway. This pathway carries messages from the cochlea to a sensory area of the temporal lobe called the auditory cortex.

First stop on this journey is taken in the brain stem, where a decoding of basic signals such as duration, intensity and frequency takes place. Subsequently, the message passes two additional relays that play an important role in the localisation of the sound.

The next stop occurs in the thalamus, an ovoid mass of grey substance situated at the base of the cerebrum. The thalamus integrates the sensory systems in the body and hence functions as an essential factor in the preparation of a motor response e.g. vocal response.

The last neuron of the primary auditory pathway connects the thalamus with the auditory cortex. At this stage the message has already been largely decoded. However, in the auditory cortex the signal is moreover recognized, memorized and may eventually result in a response.

Non-primary Auditory Pathways

In contrast to the primary auditory pathway, non-primary auditory pathways process all sorts of sensory messages. The core function of these pathways is hence to choose the type of sensory message to be treated first. For example, when reading a newspaper while listening to the radio, this system permits the person to focus on the most vital task.

The processing of sensory data within the non-primary auditory pathways also starts in the brain stem. Hereafter, the auditory information passes through the reticular formation, a region in the brain stem consisting of more than a hundred small neural networks.

In the reticular formation, the information that should be treated as a priority is selected in accordance with the wake and motivation centers and further treated. Finally, the messages continue to the thalamus and end up in the sensory areas located in the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of our cerebrum.

Avocado Bar in Brooklyn?

Calling all avocado lovers (so… basically everyone, right?)! If you’ve ever dreamed of a one-stop shop for satisfying all your avo-cravings, today’s your lucky day: An avocado bar has officially opened in Brooklyn, New York.

That’s right: A place where you’re not only allowed but encouraged to eat avocados all day every day has arrived in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. The niche restaurant celebrated its grand opening on April 10, and it’s safe to say it was a success: They ran out of avocados three hours into opening, according to Extra Crispy.

Which makes sense, considering every single item on the Avocaderia menu features a healthy dose of your favorite green fruit. So basically all our healthy-fat dreams are coming true.

It certainly is a dream come true for founder Francesco Brachetti, a Florence, Italy, native who fell in love with the little green fruit while living in Mexico, according to The New York Times. Once Brachetti came up with the idea for an avocado bar, he recruited his cousin and chef Alberto Gramini and friend Alessandro Biggi to help him get the place started — and now, as the Times puts it, Brooklyn officially “has it all.”

Source – DrozTheGoodLife

Kilindi Iyi: ATL 4.18

Join us on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 as Baba Kilindi Iyi will be discussing DMT, True African Spirituality, Hidden History, Sacred Sex Magic, Soma, LSD, etc. and how to connect with our Ancestors and our beloved in reaching new heights in Spirituality, Orgasmic Healing and Divine Consciousness through the use of Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).


Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: I Am Ascension Temple
1057 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

PRE – ADMISSION: $10 and $15 at the door
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