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7 Ways to Get Rid of Bloating


By Rosalina

Heavy eating over the winter months especially can sometimes leave you feeling bloated, distended and uncomfortable and you may notice problems like flatulence, abdominal pain and problems with constipation. Fortunately, there are natural and healthy ways to deal with this problem and get your digestion back on the track again.

Hydrate
While it may sound counter-intuitive to put more on your stomach when it already feels so full, hydrating is one of the best ways to rid yourself of bloat. Drinking extra water will help restore the sodium balance in your body, stimulate better digestion and prevent the discomfort of constipation. It is also better to avoid carbonated beverages at this time, as they can often increase your bloat.

Reduce Salt Intake
A diet that is high in salt will make you retain water and increase your feeling of being uncomfortably full. This can be hard to avoid if you eat mostly processed food or go out to restaurants frequently. So to help this, try to eat foods that are made at home and come from whole foods ingredients like fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meat and dairy. This kind of diet will also improve digestion.

Skip Sugar Substitutes
Sugar substitutes like xylitol, sorbitol and others that are based on sugar alcohols are found in many “sugar free” products. While they are calorie free, they tend to be very difficult for your body to break down and thus can slow digestion and linger in the gut, with the result that you will get an increase in gas and bloating.

Reduce Dairy Intake
While it is an excellent source of calcium and other nutrients, dairy can also cause problems because of its lactose, a naturally-occuring milk sugar to which some 50 million Americans are intolerant. This means that they are not able to digest the lactose, and this causes gas and sometimes painful abdominal cramping. If dairy bothers you, consider alternatives like almond milk and similar products.

Increase Your Potassium Intake
A diet that is high in potassium stimulates the kidneys to rid the body of more sodium, so a high-potassium diet can help to reduce your feelings of being bloated and help shed any excess water weight you might be carrying around. Good potassium sources include fruits like melons, mangoes, and bananas and vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes and spinach.

Small is Better
Eating smaller, more frequent meals can also be a healthy way to relieve feelings of indigestion and gastric discomfort, as it puts less strain on your body to digest smaller amounts of food at a time. Try for 5 small meals throughout the day and you will be surprised at how much of that overstuffed feeling goes away.

Eat Slowly
Make sure that you chew your food well and take your time at your meal. This will help achieve a feeling of fullness and make it less likely that you will overeat. Also, when you eat quickly, more air tends to wind up in your stomach, adding to the bloating problem; eating slowly can help prevent this.

Bloat is no fun. Fortunately, there are several easy ways like the ones mentioned above to cut down on that overstuffed feeling and get your digestion back on track.

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Why eating healthy doesn't always result in the health you desire



(NaturalNews) When deciding to finally become healthy, one of the first things we evaluate and change is the food we put in our mouth. After all, nutrition is the fuel our body runs on and to get premium results we need the best fuel, right? Turns out that is only partly true, as many people are figuring out that all the great food they are now eating after decades of digestive abuse isn't translating into the health they imagined. There's a perfectly legitimate reason, and your understanding and resolution of it can take your health to the next level.

The nutrient profile of food doesn't necessarily equal nutrient absorption A very common mistake people make with food is the assumption that the nutrient profile is exactly what will be assimilated inside the body, when this is rarely the case. There are several reasons for this lack of nutrient absorption, including:

- Gut flora imbalance
- Enzyme deficiency
- Magnesium deficiency
- Stress
- Parasites
- Improperly prepared or combined foods
- Poor chewing
- Low stomach acid
- Impaired pancreatic function
- Improperly functioning liver
- Difficult to digest foods (ie. wheat, soy, dairy)

If you experience any one of these issues you will consistently be flushing nutrients meant for your body down the toilet, or worse, the undigested food particles will be left in your colon and rendered toxic, which can eventually be absorbed back into your bloodstream. So instead of getting much needed nutrients, you essentially get poisoned due to poor assimilation.

Unfortunately, most people experience at least 2 or 3 of these issues, and for others, all of them. This is primarily a result of a toxic food system that creates customers for the pharmaceutical industry, which in turns systematically destroys their digestive system and supporting organs, to the point that the intestinal system creates an unhealthy gut biofilm that creates the following issues:

- Prevents full absorption of nutrients across the intestinal wall
- Protects disease causing microorganisms from the immune system
- Protects disease causing organisms from antibiotics and antifungals (both herbal and pharmaceutical)
- Promotes inflammation
- Houses toxins like heavy metals

The protection this biofilm provides makes it very difficult to resolve various infections, which further promotes gut flora imbalance, which in turn creates a cascading effect that leads to dysfunction for other organs, glands, and systems that have a pronounced effect on digestion and assimilation.

So until you balance your inner ecology, complete nutrient absorption is a pipe dream.

Break through unhealthy biofilm and restore your gut flora So even though you have started eating healthy, you may be missing certain key components on a daily basis that can break through that unhealthy biofilm which leads to a much better absorption of the wonderful nutrients contained in the healthy foods you eat on a consistent basis.

To break apart the biofilm matrix, consider some of these natural methods which have been shown to be effective:

- Proteolytic enzymes (protease, papain, pepsidase FP) - taken away from food
- Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
- False black pepper (Embelia ribes)
- Apple cider vinegar

In addition to this, consume only whole and nutrient dense foods, and a diet rich in beneficial bacteria like fermented foods and probiotic beverages. This will help to create a proper bacterial balance, which will go a long ways towards better nutrient absorption.

The first and most important thing almost everyone can do for their health is balance their gut flora. For a powerful 1-2 punch, make this easy Coconut Kefir Recipe and consume it daily along with organic apple cider vinegar (recipe in the first source below).

Sources:

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.healingthebody.ca

http://www.healingthebody.ca

http://www.naturalnews.com

About the author:
Derek Henry, B.Kin, is a highly revered holistic health coach and world renowned natural health blogger and educator who created Healing the Body to help people understand the fundamental principles to exceptional health so they can overcome their own health challenges.

In this pursuit he created proven protocols and guides in the Ultimate Reset personal coaching program, the THRIVE online holistic health program, and his very popular Wellness Transformation E-Guide.

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Secrets to hair rejuvenation




(NaturalNews) An ancient Chinese medical text quotes the following: "When blood is exuberant, the hair is moist, sleek and lustrous".

The blood is the hair's food. So there must be an abundant quantity of high quality, pure blood to feed the hair. There must also be strong circulation to ensure that sufficient quantities of blood can counteract the earth's gravity and make it to those follicles up at the highest periphery of the body.

In some, hair loss is genetically predetermined. In a great percentage of people who show premature loss of hair, premature greying of the hair, and dry and splitting hair, we can identify two fundamental patterns of imbalance causing the problem.

In the first, there is a deficiency of blood and some of the subtler essences which are chemically akin to blood. There is, quite simply, insufficient nourishment to the hair.

In the second, there is emotional stress and anxiety. This causes the liver to generate a pattern of inflammation which damages the free flow of blood to the follicles causing the hair to fall out in some cases.

Ancient Romans were observed to use onions and honey to increase circulation and nourish the follicles. The combination was applied to the scalp in order to counteract the loss of hair.

In the traditional medicine of India, they used what is perhaps an easier option, they rubbed the herb Rosemary (rosemary officials) into the scalp. The spicy and cooling action of the plant counteracts the inflammation which is effecting the scalp and hair. It can also be taken as a tea.

Ancient practitioners of Chinese medicine would press their fingers together in order to stimulate and massage the finger tips. They observed a connection between the meridians in the finger tips and the scalp. They would also tense and contract the hands and fingers in order to capture an abundance of qi in the tips and then give themselves a vigorous scalp rub.

In the modern practice of oriental medicine we have observed that those herbs which boost both blood production and circulation in the body are effective in helping to reverse the effects of these two patterns of premature hair loss. Remannia, Polygonum Multiflora, Angelica Sinensis, Lycium, Ligusticum Wallichi, Cuscuta and Astragalus can be good choices for some when treating premature greying, and loss of hair, and they can certainly be used to improve the quality and appearance of the hair when properly blended.

Traditional Botanical Medicine's Hair Rejuvenation formula uses many of these herbs to good effect. http://traditionalbotanicalmedicine.com

Hair nourishing foods include: hijiki seaweed, wheat grass, nettles, dark bitter greens, and rice mochi. The consumption of excess sweets and salt should be avoided.

There's an abundance of hair rejuvenating products on the market and many of them are effective and benign to use.

About the author:
Angelo Druda practices oriental medicine in Cobb, California. He is the founder of Traditional Botanical Medicine and the Author of The Tao of Rejuvenation.
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New York Times: The Ebola Conspiracy Theories

Read between the lines. When a major source makes light of the obvious, then repeats the words "conspiracy theorists" over and over, and basically implies you're a "conspiracy theorist" if you believe your lying eyes and critical thinking skills, question the motive. This is damage control, this didn't just slip out. There's nothing to see here sheeple, move along, just a bunch of kooks, keep moving.
Omega Days indeed.


The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)



(NaturalNews) With the threat of the Ebola virus spreading, there is a need to understand what natural options are readily available to you in case you don't want to be subjected to conventional medical treatments and infected patients in hospitals. The only proven system to help eradicate the Ebola virus is your body's immune system, and it is of primary importance to start strengthening its response now to give yourself the best chance of successfully fighting off an infection.

Work with your body's natural defenses

The only way to work with your body's natural defenses is to give it what it requires in order to function at optimal performance. Conventional medical wisdom claims that man-made remedies such as vaccines are superior to those provided by nature, but it doesn't take a scientist to understand that the toxic chemicals and preservatives injected into the body along with antigens is not a legitimate way to improve immunity.

To improve your immunity, you must improve your relationship with nature and the medicine it provides, which has been proven to keep people healthy for thousands of years. In this case, a focus on healing foods and herbs that have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties is of primary importance, along with improving immune system function and eliminating foods that suppress it.

Antibacterial foods, herbs, and solutions to begin consuming regularly

Even though Ebola is a virus, it only makes sense to start clearing out any harmful bacteria in your digestive system in order for your immune system to function properly. This will allow it to do its job more efficiently, which is a must have when dealing with more deadly infections such as Ebola.

Antibacterial foods and herbs to consider, include:

  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Turmeric (curcumin)
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne
  • Peppermint
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cranberry
  • Calendula
  • Echinacea
  • Oregon grape root
  • Goldenseal
  • Marshmallow root
  • Uva Ursi
  • Yarrow
  • Colloidal silver

Most of these foods and herbs can be used in many different ways in every day meal preparation, but the most potent way to receive their benefits in through tinctures, capsules, teas, essential oils, and freshly pressed juices. A few of them are antiviral as well (like ginger, garlic, cranberry, colloidal silver, and Echinacea).

Stock up on antiviral herbs

In the event that Ebola is found in your region, or you suspect you may have an infection, you may want to consider the following as part of your natural defense:
  • Una de Gato (Cat's Claw)
  • Pau D'Arco
  • Astragalus
  • Elderberry
  • Lemon balm
  • Licorice root
  • Olive leaf
  • Oregano oil

These proven virus fighters will provide another layer of protection to your overall immune support plan.

Consume immune strengthening foods, herbs, and nutrients


Along with these foods and herbs, it's also important to consider those things that help solidify a strong immune system, such as:
  • Adaptogenic herbs (reishi, siberian ginseng, astragalus, gynostemma, una de gato, pau d'arco)
  • Liver supporting herbs (milk thistle, dandelion root, yellow dock root, burdock root, artichoke, turmeric)
  • Vitamin C (camu camu, acerola cherry, guava, peppers, kale, oranges)
  • Vitamin D (sunlight and/or fermented cod liver oil)
  • Zinc (supplement or pumpkin seeds)
  • Probiotics (supplement or consider sauerkraut, coconut kefir, apple cider vinegar, and kombucha)

The foods, herbs, and ingestible nutrients listed will provide your immune system with exceptional benefits, and can be consumed in whole food, capsules, tinctures, and tea. Grounding is helpful as well.

  • Ditch foods and behaviors that suppress the immune system

    Another very important factor to unleash your immune system is to stop consuming foods and engaging in behaviors that depress it. The biggest culprits in immune suppression are:
    • Sugar (especially refined)
    • Alcohol
    • Dairy
    • Corn, soy, and wheat (gluten)
    • Hydrogenated foods
    • Excess animal protein
    • Excess flour intake
    • Highly processed foods
    • Chronic stress
    • Excessive EMF exposure
    • Limited sunshine or vitamin D supplementation


    Improve in all of these areas, and your immune system and energy will reciprocate nicely, both which help your body protect itself against Ebola (and any other viruses or bacteria).

    As always, consult with a qualified herbal practitioner or naturopath to determine which herbs and solutions are best for your individual situation. At this time, there is no proven remedy for Ebola, but investing in your immune system and using nature's medicine quite possibly gives you the best route of action.

    For an antibacterial and antiviral juice recipe, check out the Antibiotic Tonic. For more info on the top adaptogenic herbs and sources of vitamin C, visit the first two sources below. Also checkout Make Your Immune System Bulletproof.

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    The Recipe That Launched A Book Deal


    By MindBodyGreen
    October 18, 2014 8:06 AM EDT

    Ella was at the University of St. Andrews when she was diagnosed with a rare illness called Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), which basically breaks down the autonomic nervous system, leaving her bedridden for 95% of the time. She was just 19-years-old.

    After failing to find a solution through conventional medicine, and inspired by holistic approaches to healing and such figures as Kris Carr, Ella decided it was time to change her diet. She had never been a fruit and veggie lover or a cook and describes her relationship to refined sugar before her illness as an addition.

    She started slowly, learning how to cook and making the same basic, healthy meals daily — porridge with berries for breakfast, buckwheat avocado toast for lunch, and brown rice pasta with veggie sauce for dinner. Ella decided it was time to mix it up and started her blog, Deliciously Ella, as a way to commit herself to trying new healthy recipes at least three a week. Her readership started with just a few friends (and her mum.) After 18 months of consistently posting beautiful, plant-based, whole food recipes to the site, she had over five million hits.

    There was one recipe in particular that, despite being on of the first she posted and spend the least amount of time creating, continues to be one of the most popular ever for Ella — her sweet potato brownies. It happened like this: she was getting ready for a friend's dinner party one evening when she remember she was supposed to bring dessert.

    She didn't have time to go out and get ingredients so she rummaged through her pantry to see what she had/what she could make. She found a couple of sweet potatoes, ground almonds, buckwheat flour, dates, maple syrup and raw cocoa. So, she steamed the potatoes, blended it with the dates and mixed everything else in and baked it. Here's what happened next.

    Ella says:

    "I have to admit that when I made these I was beyond excited, like really way too over excited. I was jumping around a lot, making a lot of 'mmmmm… delicious… wow… these are outrageous… can you believe it' type noises! Anyway I was so excited that I told everyone that would listen about my new creation – but the response was a little mixed, most people seemed to think the idea of making dessert from a vegetable was too bizarre and maybe I'd taken my healthy baking a step too far! But I absolutely promise you that I haven't and that you will adore these, it is impossible not to."

    Ella's Sweet Potato Brownies

    "Sweet potatoes are incredible: they're bursting with nutritional goodness with all their antioxidants, and their anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being awesome blood sugar-regulators. Each cup contains an almost unrivaled amount of vitamin A, with more than four times your daily need of this antioxidant boosting vitamin, which is essential for strengthening your body's immunity against infection.

    Their bright color also doses you up on anti-inflammatories which have been shown to reduce inflammation on the brain and nerve tissue. Each serving also contains lots of wonderful fibre, which gives each brownies a 'slow burning' quality, meaning their energy is used up much more slowly than low-fibre carbohydrates – like normal brownies, so you'll be fuller, more energized and more satisfied for way longer! So if you needed an excuse to eat brownies then here it is! They're healthy!

    Don't forget that raw cacao is also a superfood as it is such an insanely rich source of antioxidants, one of the best in the world, as well as being packed with a number of other beneficial nutrients: manganese, which helps oxygenate the blood; magnesium, which helps maintain healthy bodily nerves, muscles and bones; and sulphur, which builds strong nails and hair, and promotes beautiful skin." -Ella Woodward

    Ingredients

    Makes 10 brownies

    • 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
    • 2/3 of a cup of ground almonds
    • 1/2 a cup of buckwheat flour (brown rice flour will also work)
    • 14 medjool dates
    • 4 tablespoons of raw cacao
    • 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
    • a pinch of salt


    Preparation

    1. Start by pre-heating the oven to 350ºF, then peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into chunks and place into a steamer for about twenty minutes, until they become really soft.

    2. Once they are perfectly soft and beginning to fall apart remove them and add them to a food processor with the pitted dates – this will form one of the sweetest, creamiest, most delicious mixes ever!

    3. Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl, before mixing in the sweet potato date combination. Stir well.

    4. Place into a lined baking dish and cook for about twenty minutes, until you can pierce the brownie cake with a fork bringing it out dry. Remove the tray and allow it to cool for about ten minutes – this is really important as it needs this time to stick together! Remove the brownies from the tray, leaving it another few minutes before cutting them into squares – then dig in and enjoy!

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    Top 4 herbs that lower blood pressure quickly





    (NaturalNews) High blood pressure is a particularly scary health condition to have. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure often has no symptoms at all, so an individual might not realize just how unhealthy they are until they go for a routine checkup at their physician and discover that they have high blood pressure.

    To make matters worse, many of the medications that are typically prescribed for this condition can have side effects that are unpleasant or that affect the individual's quality of life. Use the following herbs to add incredible flavor to meals while also reducing blood pressure quickly.

    Ginkgo biloba

    According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Ginkgo biloba could be responsible for thinning the blood and dilating the blood vessels, making the blood circulate more easily. In addition, Ginkgo biloba is also high in antioxidants. Called terpenoids and flavonoids, these substances have been shown to lower blood pressure as well as improve heart health, according to the UMMC.

    Hawthorn

    The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook touts the health benefits of this herb. Hawthorn aids in supporting the overall health of the cardiovascular system by strengthening the walls of the heart as well as acting as a tonic for the organ. According to the authors of the aforementioned book, hawthorn can also be used to reduce blood pressure when it is taken as directed. However, the authors do caution that a doctor's supervision should be sought when it comes to taking this herb as a method of improving heart health.

    Rauwolfia serpentina

    Also called Indian snakeroot, Rauwolfia serpentina has been used for years as a traditional medication to treat a number of ailments related to the heart. It is used to improve cardiovascular health while also lowering blood pressure. This herb contains high levels of alkaloid reserpine, a powerful compound that helps regulate heart function. It is particularly useful when high blood pressure or other heart issues are the result of anxiety and stress.

    Garlic

    Though listed last, garlic is by far not the least of these herbals powerhouses. Long known to be highly effective for a number of medicinal purposes, its many benefits are still being discovered. Recently, research conducted by the University of Berlin made a connection between garlic and the removal of nanoplaque. Nanoplaque is a substance that can be deposited on cell walls, resulting in the clogging of the arteries and leading to a condition called atherosclerosis. Garlic can help prevent blood clots, lower cholesterol and relieve hypertension.

    For those people who have a family history of high blood pressure, or who want to help ensure that their hypertension does not get worse, adding the above herbs to their diet might be able to help.

    Sources:

    http://umm.edu

    http://umm.edu

    http://www.himalayawellness.asia [PDF]

    http://www.medindia.net

    About the author:
    Sandeep is an mountain climber, runner, and fitness coach. He shares his tips for staying in shape and eating healthy on quickeasyfit.

    More articles from Sandeep:

    10 Healing herbs and spices for optimum health

    Lower liver cancer risk by drinking coffee daily

    Top ways broccoli helps fight cancer

    Tomato-rich diet may lower cancer risk,study shows


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    What's the best water to drink while on a detox?




    • Rain Water
    • Well water
    • Spring water
    • Reverse osmosis water
    • Filtered Water
    • Distilled water

    Rain water, well water, spring waterThe purity of all of these choices are dependent on the environment. If you do decide to collect and drink rainwater or spring water, get it tested, and depending on the area, you may need to get it tested regularly. And don't forget to keep whatever collection bin you use very, very clean.

    Unfortunately, well water may be contaminated as well. Chemicals are not always filtered out by the earth. Fracking, runoff, and other toxic dumping contaminates groundwater.

    Reverse osmosis waterReverse osmosis is used to desalinate or clean water. Basically, pressure is used to force water through smaller and smaller filters, separating particulates from the water.

    Doc Shillington says, 'Reverse Osmosis is questionable, and I've heard that it contributes to Candida .Since this was from a verbal source, more investigation needs to be done on this one .RO units have filters that need replacing ever so often, and they do not remove certain toxins from the water such as Fluoride."

    Filtered water Mike Adams recently tested 12 popular water filtration devices and Zero was the best by far. It's not perfect, but it has always been the only one we've recommended. It even removes fluoride, though it is not certified to do so. For more, see the Natural News source below.

    DistilledThe cleanest water is distilled. Yes, it is more acidic. Yes, it is devoid of minerals. Even so, given a choice of water available, it only makes since to start with distilled water for the cleanest, safest water possible. Dr. Ian Shillington advocates distilled water, suggesting that a level teaspoon of baking soda added to a gallon of distilled water makes it highly alkaline (8.0). Add minerals back in as well (liquid trace minerals), and you have clean, alkalizing, mineral water. Doc Shillington says, ' 'It is true that 'untreated" distilled water will leach some minerals from your body .However, the majority of these minerals are inorganic minerals that you don't want there anyway such as Calcium Carbonate which builds up to form bone spurs and Arthritic Calcium deposits .Any of the 'good" minerals leached can be quickly replaced with a small handful of raw nuts or seeds so this isn't a major concern."

    If you purchase a water distiller, you won't have to buy your water at the store in plastic jugs or bottles. At a dollar a gallon or more from the store, a water distiller will pay for itself. Be sure you choose a distiller that also includes a filter. Your water will be clean and pure.

    The best Drinking Water for DetoxifyingThe best possible choice for water to drink on a regular bases for someone with a healthy immune system is a clean, safe, high quality spring water. The trouble is, as mentioned, it can be difficult to know how clean it is.

    During a detox, when the idea is removing toxins, distilled water is by far the best choice. If you don't have access to a trusted source for spring water, well water, or rainwater, then distilled is still your best bet for daily drinking. If you're using water for enemas, distilled is the only water one should use. If the lack of minerals is still much of a concern to anyone using distilled water, a few trace mineral drops in the water can fix that. One of the best things anyone can do for themselves, whether they are detoxifying or not is to drink a lot of water every day. If you're looking to detoxify, check out Inexpensive, Easy Detox - The One Gallon Challenge, and Total Body Cleanse if you're looking for a very serious detox or need to target certain organs like kidneys.

    Sources:

    http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

    http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

    http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

    http://www.healingthebody.ca

    http://www.naturalnews.com

    http://www.bottledwater.org

    http://www.durastill.com

    About the author:
    Kali Sinclair is a copywriter for Green Lifestyle Market, and a lead editor for Organic Lifestyle Magazine. Kali was very sick with autoimmune disease and realized that conventional medicine was not working for her. She has been restoring her health by natural means and is interested in topics including natural health, environmental issues, and human rights.

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    FDA actively blocking fast Ebola detection technology in America



    (NaturalNews) Common sense would lead you to believe that the U.S. government would be doing everything in its power, now that Ebola has reached American shores, to combat the deadly virus. But if you assumed that, you would be mistaken.

    Most people don't know that there is an Ebola screening machine; it is currently available to the U.S military, and the military is using it now. So why aren't U.S. hospitals using it? Because government guidelines prevent hospitals from doing so.

    According to military news site Defense One:

    It's a toaster-sized box called FilmArray, produced by a company called BioFire, a subsidiary of bioMerieux and it's capable of detecting Ebola with a high degree of confidence -- in under an hour.

    Incredibly, it was present at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital when Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan walked through the door, complaining of fever and he had just come from Liberia. Duncan was sent home, but even still, FDA guidelines prohibited the hospital from using the machine to screen for Ebola.


    Government bureaucracy preventing its use

    The machine sells for about $39,000 a piece and is capable of screening for the genetic markers of a number of respiratory, gastrointestinal and other pathogens, and that includes the Ebola virus. However, it has to have the correct "kit" in place.

    And right now, current guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration prohibit hospitals -- including the Dallas hospital where Duncan was treated and where two of his nurses became infected -- from getting that kit. "That's despite the fact that it can provide results with higher than 90 percent certainty and it's one of the machines that the military is currently using to screen for Ebola in Africa," Defense One reported.

    The FilmArray works by performing polymerase chain reaction tests to see if Ebola is present, based on a set of genetic markers. A company official told the military news site, "It will take the Ebola cells, break them open, expose the [ribonucleic acid] in the Ebola and match those with a target we've identified." The device works using either blood or saliva samples.

    A Utah-based firm that manufactures the disease-detection technology, BioFire Diagnostics, confirmed to Defense One that Texas Health Presbyterian did indeed have a FilmArray machine -- for as long as two years, possibly -- sitting on a shelf when Duncan presented himself to the emergency room.

    But in order to use the machine, hospitals must agree to do so only for research purposes instead of actually using it to diagnose incurable diseases like Ebola.

    What is the reason for this lunacy? The military site explains:

    The FDA rules in what are called "research use only" machines are far more lax than for machines that must provide clinical diagnosis. According to representatives from BioFire, even after the FDA approved the use of the machine for Ebola screening and allowed workers at the hospital to acquire the proper kit for Ebola testing, a 10-20 day "validation" procedure would kick in before they could change the machine's use from diagnostics to research -- and the results would have to go to the Centers for Disease Control for confirmation.

    Device used to diagnose first two American Ebola patients

    Proper controls or just more inane government bureaucracy? It's not as if the machine's Ebola diagnostic kit hasn't already been proven; after all, it is currently being used by U.S. troops in Africa.

    To add further insult to injury, Defense One reported that FilmArray was the device used by medical officials at Emory University Hospital to diagnose the first two American Ebola patients, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol (Emory is where Amber Joy Vinson, the second nurse to become infected by Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas, is being treated).

    In a recent paper, published in the journal Lab Medicine, the Emory medical team wrote, "Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based microbiological analyzer (BioFire FilmArray [BioFire Diagnostics, Inc, Salt Lake City, UT]) designed to detect a panel of viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic pathogens, many of which might be found in patients returning from a resource-poor region and might complicate care. Among other pathogen-specific markers, this instrument detects Ebola viral RNA, a capability that we believe could have value for monitoring progression of and recovery from Ebola infection in this setting."

    Learn all these details and more at the FREE online Pandemic Preparedness course at www.BioDefense.com

    Sources:

    http://www.defenseone.com

    http://labmed.ascpjournals.org [PDF]

    http://www.naturalnews.com

    http://science.naturalnews.com

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