June 21st, 2008

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Wireless Internet or Cell Phones + Heavy Metal Toxicity

--> Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!??

I hadn't put all this together but Mercola did. This is why I keep up with what this doc is thinking. So here I am sitting in front of my wireless system, knowing that I have high mercury levels. There are so many electromagnetic fields in the city! Mercola says that heavy metal deposits, which tend to localize in the brain (and a few other places) cause electromagnetic radiation to do more damage there. Maybe this is what is causing my foggy headedness and fatigue?? Anyway, this is news to me: "when you expose a bacterial culture to abnormal electromagnetic fields, the bacteria believe they are being attacked by your immune system and start producing much more virulent toxins as a protective mechanism."

To surf the links and read all about it, see Mercola's page at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/06/21/are-you-allergic-to-wireless-internet.aspx?source=nl
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The Cat Chronicles

I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't just seen it. My kitten is leaping into the air and doing a pattycake motion with her paws, trying to catch a fly in flight. She is determined. She leaps up about 3 feet. She meows with What sounds like irritation. Amazing.
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Immunology: on Vaccines

Treating the Immune System and Vaccines
Zwickey notes
Study Questions:
1. How do pathogens spread?
2. Name 3 ways in which pathogens cause disease.
3. Where are neutrophils located in a healthy person?
4. How do your natural killer (NK) cells avoid killing your own cells?
5. How do cytokines cause a systemic response?
6. What is a germinal center?
7. What two ways can you get class switching of an antibody?
8. Why is mercury put into vaccines?
9. What is the immunological basis for waiting until a child is 1+ year old to vaccinate?
10. What is a conjugate vaccine?
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Immunology: Autoimmunity

Study Questions:
1. What influences the pathology of autoimmune disease?
2. What’s the difference between type II and type III autoimmunity?
3. What autoantigens are involved in lupus?
4. What cells are destroyed in diabetes? What cells do the destroying?
5. Is MS more prevalent in men or women?
6. What do oligodendrocytes do? Why do CD8’s kill oligodendrocytes in MS?
7. What cytokines are involved in Rheumatoid arthritis?
8. What is rheumatoid factor?
9. What causes joint destruction in RA?
10. Why does RA affect both hands and not just one?
11. Which botanicals or probiotics could help RA? (bonus question: look at lecture 6)
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Immunology: Cancer & Psychoneuroimmunology

Study Questions:
1. Does having an immune response to a colon tumor preclude you from getting lung cancer? Why or why not?
2. What happens if you systemically and non-specifically turn on all of your T cells at once?
3. What are TSAs?
4. How does a DC vaccine for cancer work?
5. Why can people often fight off virally induced tumors but not spontaneous tumors?
6. Name one way that viruses that cause tumors evade the immune system.
7. Which cells of the immune system have receptors for neurotransmitters?
8. What effect do glucocorticoids have on the immune system?
9. Name 3 problems that make it difficult to do PNI studies.
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