masturbation will leave your hands pregnant on the last day


Masturbation will leave hands pregnant in afterlife: Muslim televangelist

By Web DeskPublished: May 26, 2015

A Turkish televangelist has sparked social media fury after he warned Muslim men that masturbation may “leave their hands pregnant” in the afterlife.

As per Turkish media reports, Mücahid Cihad Han made the remarks in response to a viewer’s question. The viewer called in Han’s show and said he kept masturbating, although he was married, and even during Umrah.

Responding to the question, the Turkish televangelist warned that masturbation is forbidden in Islam, and claimed, “One hadith states that those who have sexual intercourse with their hands will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife, complaining against them to God over its rights.”

“If our viewer was single, I could recommend he marry, but what can I say now?” he added.

Han’s statement caused a fury on social media with one Twitter user sarcastically remarking, “Are there any hand-gynaecologists in the afterlife? Is abortion allowed there?”

“So you think that being pregnant is a God-given punishment?” another user asked.

Han has a 12,500 strong Twitter followers list.

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post.

killing muslims is not jihad


KILLING MUSLIMS IS NOT JIHAD!!!

There is a strong, marked similarity between the establishment of the Saudi Arabian Salafi regime and the so-called ‘caliphate’ in Iraq. That similarity is that the fathers who gave birth to these two vile, illegitimate regimes are western Kuffaar. While the Saudi regime was established by Britain, the so-called caliphate in Iraq is the creation of the U.S.A. Every unbiased intelligent searcher of the Truth understands these facts of reality without the slightest difficulty.

When the Saudi regime was created on the ashes and ruins of the displaced Uthmaani (Ottoman) Khilaafate, the Saudi regime was given the green light by Britain to rule by the Shariah, and now that the U.S.A. has brought into existence the bogus ‘caliphate’ in Iraq, it has given the puppet caliph the green light to operate his version of the Shariah.

It should be understood that no puppet ‘Muslim’ regime can endure with only kuffaar monetary and military support. The fundamental requisite for enduring sustainment of a regime, the imperative need is foot soldiers on the ground. Without this support, the regime will not last. The only reservoir from which to draw such support is the ignorant masses. And, the method to gain a fighting ground force is to dangle the bait of Islam – the establishment of a Shariah state for which Jihad is necessary. But this bait is a vile chimera which stupid Muslims acting on emotion swallow.

The slogan of Jihad attracts Muslims. Jihad throbs in the hearts of Muslims. He in whose heart there is no Jihad is a munaafiq according to the Hadith. Thus, the Jihad slogan attracts Muslims like a magnet. Since the recruits are generally morons, they are unable to apply their minds constructively for ascertaining if the call is a genuine Call of Jihad, or a vile plot of the kuffaar to advance their global interests.

Ignorant, hence unable to distinguish between right and left, the juhala among theawaam acting purely on the basis of emotion, plunge into the cauldron of deception and conspiracy to further the  sinister objectives of the kuffaar, in this case of the bogus ‘caliphate’, the objectives of the U.S.A.

The other similarity between the creation of the two Salafi regimes – the Saudi regime and now the Baghdadi bogus ‘caliphate – is the common factor of brutality. Both these Salafi regimes resorted to mass massacres of Muslims, and Mr. Simon’s ‘caliphate, added non-Muslims to the list. According to the Saudi Salafis whom Britain had installed in Arabia, all non-Salafi  Muslims are kuffaar. They are mubaahud dam (their blood is halaal), and their women folk can be enslaved and taken for baandis.

The Saudi barbarians massacred thousands of Muslims. It was on the blood of Muslims that the Saudi Bedouins raised their ‘Islamic’ state. Thus, Allaamah Shaami said about the Saudi Salafis:

“……In our age, the followers of  Abdul Wahhaab who emerged from Najd, overwhelmed the Haramain and pretended to be the followers of the Hambali Math-hab, but in reality, they believed that only they are Muslims, and whoever opposes their beliefs are mushrikoon. Thus, they regarded as lawful killing the Ahlus Sunnah and killing their Ulama….”

Whilst the external facade of the Saudi Islamic state flaunted certain laws of the Shariah such as public floggings, beheadings, Hijaab, enforcement of Salaat, etc. they were actually the puppets of Britain in particular and of the kuffaar West in general. The seeds which Britain had sown and nourished are today in full bloom. Look at the condition of the ‘islamic’ state of Saudi Arabia and the backyard satellite Gulf States – all competing to out-westernized the West.

Just as the Saudi  regime  unleashed a reign of terror on Muslims by wholesale killing, so too  has ISIS duplicated the Saudi massacres by  large scale killing of  non-Salafi Muslims, and even Salafi Muslims of its own breed and creed, namely the members of Jabhatun Nusrah whose adversary the puppet ‘caliph’ had become after his renege  from that organization. The brutal achievements of ISIS are:

(1) Killing Iraqi Muslims (non-Salafis) who had refused to take the bay’t (oath of allegiance) at the hands of ‘Caliph’ Obama’s deputy, Mr. Simon alias ‘Bagdhadi’.

(2) Killing Kurd Muslims who are primarily Hanafis.

(3) Killing and uprooting the entire  Yazidi non-Muslim population which had inhabited  Iraq  for thousands of years including the entire duration of the four  periods of Islamic Khilaafate, viz., Khilaafat-e-Raashidah, Bani Umayya (the Omayyide Dynasty), Abbaasi Khilaafate (The Abbasides) and Uthmaani Khilaafate (Ottomans).

(4)  Killing and uprooting the Cjhristian population which had also enjoyed Muslim patronage since the very inception of Islamic Rule in Iraq from the time of Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu).

(5)  The current concentration of  ISIS killing is Jabhatun Nusrah.

(6)  Luring young foreign Muslim girls to join its rubbish U.S. created  movement. This is one of the most despicable, cowardly exploits of ISIS. They claim to be the establishers of Shariah Law, yet they  lure young girls to flee from their homes – to abandon their parents and to travel without mahaareem. Only the slaves of carnal lust will degenerate to such a vile ebb of immorality. Their total moral and spiritual bankruptcy is well advertised by this shaitaani achievement.

The facts on the ground loudly testify that there is no Jihad in the Syrian-Iraqi arena today. Who is killing and who are being killed?  Muslims are killing Muslims. The  primary fight is now between ISIS and Jabhatun Nusrah. ISIS is killing only Muslims. As long as Jabhatun Nusra is not neutralized, ISIS will not be able to establish a viable American ‘caliphate’.

While the American puppet with his rodomontade attitude threatens to invade Spain and go after his creator, Obama – all said to befool morons – not a word is said about aiding Hamas or fighting the Yahood and freeing Baitil Maqdis. They do not even breathe a word about Baghdad right on their doorstep.

American aid for ISIS via Saudi Arabia and Jordan, and collusion with Assad of Syria, are open secrets. Even western kuffaar anti-Islam experts acknowledge that ISIS is a U.S. creation. Precisely for this reason has America withheld from any action against ISIS. If  ISIS was not an America’s puppet,  the ISIS capital of Raqqa would have been reduced to ruins by America just as it had done to the Kurd town of Kobane. But Raqqa is intact and flourishing, and that is where stupid foreigners find comfort. If ISIS was anti-America, by today Raqqa would have been in ruins, and Mr. Simon would have been history. The skies over there would have been infested with American drones if this whole miserable lot of crank ISIS ‘jihaadis’ were not morons acting in furtherance of American conspiratorial designs.

There is no Jihad in Iraq and Syria. They are running backwards and forward like bandits and gangsters, killing one another within a cocoon with marked frontiers established by the U.S. The internecine Muslim fighting is going on like a seesaw to the glee and satisfaction of the kuffaar, and Israel in particular. They operate within a region defined by the U.S.

1 Sha’baan 1436 – 20 May 2015

Allah is omnipresent


ALLAH’S OMNIPRESENCE AND THE KUFR OF SALAFI ANTHROPOMORPHISM

It is in fact obligatory to believe that Allah (azza wa jal) is “above the throne”, or “over the Heaven”. However, there is an unfathomable difference between the understanding of Ahlus Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah regarding such verses, and the understanding of the Salafi sect.

When we say Allah (azza wa jal) is above the throne, we do not assign Allah (azza wa jal) a specific direction and place, as the Salafis do. We consign its true kayfiyyah (modality) and meaning to Allah (azza wa jal). In exactly the same manner, we also believe in the verse that states that Allah is in the Earth (fi’l Ard). We also believe in the verse that states that Allah (azza wa jal) is closer to us than our jugular veins. We also believe in the verse that states that Allah (azza wa jal) is in the East and the West. We also believe in the verse that states that Allah (azza wa jal) is with us wherever we are. The sum total of all these verses is that Allah (azza wa jal) is everywhere (omnipresent). How and in what manner He (azza wa jal) is omnipresent are beyond our limited comprehension. We consign the true meaning of these verses to Allah (azza wa jal).

The Salafis expose their belief of Allah being in a specific direction and place, by singling out for a literal and spatial interpretation the verse regarding Allah being above the throne, whilst doing Ta’weel (interpretation) of all the other verses referred to above. Then in order to labour under the self-deception that they do not do Ta’weel, they re-brand such Ta’weel as the “Zaahir.”

In a similar manner do the salafis, who falsely claim to follow the Salaf-us-Saliheen, stupidly focus on the Hadith of the slave-girl pointing upwards, which none of the Salaf-us-Saliheen, or the later Fuqaha, have ever singled out or used as a criterion for Aqeedah. Their obsession over this particular Hadith also exposes thoroughly their actual belief that Allah (azza wa jal) is in the specific direction upwards and cordoned off in a specific place – explicitly called “makaan” by their Imams – and sat physically on the throne.

For a better understanding, take the following authentic Hadith as an example:

“When one of you stands in his prayer, he is in close conversation with his Lord or his Lord is between him and his qibla. Therefore no one should spit in the direction of his qibla” [Sahih Bukhari, Kitab al-Salah]

Now imagine some stupid salafi ‘mujtahid’, in the manner of Ibn Tayimiyyah, decides that he is able to be independent to some degree from the accepted Madh-habs of  Fiqh and Aqeedah, and that he is able to directly interpret this Hadith according to his puny, minuscule, and chaotically varying intellect. He decides to single this Hadith out, just as other Salafis single out the Hadith of the slave-girl, or the Verse of the Throne.

Thus this salafi ‘mujtahid’ declares that this Hadith must be taken upon its ‘Zaahir’ and he proclaims that Allah (azza wa jal) is in the direction towards the Ka’abah – otherwise what is the meaning of not being able to spit in that particular direction, and of Allah being between him and the Qiblah? When the other verses declaring Allah’s presence everywhere are also mentioned to him, he applies a typically salafi, selective and baatil Ta’weel to them, and he insists on Allah only being in the direction towards the Ka’bah. What will then be the logical conclusion of such twisted reasoning, other than pure anthropomorphism and subjecting Allah’s limitless presence to a specific direction and place?

This is exactly what the salafis do with regards to verses such as the one stating Allah’s presence above the Heaven.

Furthermore, the books the Salafis have themselves recently published, which contain the Aqeedah of their major Imams, leave absolutely no doubt regarding the anthropomorphic consequences of their moronic, baatil, and selective application of Ta’weel and ‘Zaahir’. Explicit statements of the Salafi Imams mention that Allah (azza wa jal) is actually ‘sitting’ (qu-ood) on the throne; that the throne is so vast that after Allah’s (azza wa jal) ‘sitting’, only a space of four fingers remain on throne; that Allah (azza wa jal) is able to sit upon the back of a mosquito and that fact in itself is a definite proof that Allah (azza wa jal) is settled upon the throne; that the top of a mountain is physically closer to Allah (azza wa jal) than its bottom; and numerous other deranged beliefs which amply expose the Kufr of their  Aqeedah, and also demonstrate most vividly the natural result of arrogating oneself the slightest independence from the accepted madh-habs of fiqh and aqeedah.

The fact that Ibn Taymiyyah and other Imams of the salafi sect, despite the vastness of their textual knowledge, were able to fall into such depraved beliefs of Kufr , which are now being propagated rabidly by all salafi mutations today around the world, is a manifest proof of the necessity of rigid taqleed.

Independence from rigid taqleed of the accepted madh-habs of fiqh and aqeedah is exclusive only to the Aimmah Mujtahideen of the Salaf-us-Saliheen. Disasters await anyone else – as it did to the Salafi Imams – who attempts to unfetter himself even slightly from these sacred shackles of Taqleed – a rigid adherence that is bound to the only valid interpretation of Qur’an and Sunnah, viz, the interpretation set in stone by the Aimmah Mujtahideen of the Salaf-us-Saliheen which have been transmitted to us reliably via the impenetrable fortresses of the 4 madh-habs of fiqh and the 2 madh-habs of Aqeedah.

To conclude, what the salafis believe with respect to Allah’s presence above the Throne, and Allah’s presence everywhere else, and what Ahlus Sunnah believe, are two vastly different beliefs.

17 Rajab 1436 – 7 May 2015

valencia college sued for forced vaginal exams


(CNN)Two college students say they were forced to submit to transvaginal probes as part of their classroom training to learn how to perform the medical procedure.

Barbara Ball is the program chair for the college's Medical Diagnostic Sonography Program.
Barbara Ball is the program chair for the college’s Medical Diagnostic Sonography Program.
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Linda Shaheen is the clinical and laboratory coordinator for the Medical Diagnostic Sonography
Program.
Linda Shaheen is the clinical and laboratory coordinator for the Medical Diagnostic Sonography Program.
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Maureen Bugnacki is named in the lawsuit as a laboratory technician in the program.
Maureen Bugnacki is named in the lawsuit as a laboratory technician in the program.
The details are outlined in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Orlando against Valencia College and three instructors. It alleges that medical diagnostic students at the college were forced to submit to the examination of their sexual organs under threat of having their grades reduced or of being blacklisted by future employers. The three defendants named in the lawsuit, Maureen Bugnacki, Linda Shaheen and Barbara Ball, have not responded to CNN’s requests for comment.

Peer physical examination is an accepted practice in the medical field, but several recent reports cited by the U.S. National Library of Medicine mention a growing need for clear policies regarding peer physical examination at medical schools.

The lawsuit claims that during orientation, the college “had a second year student … (nicknamed the ‘TransVag Queen’) explained the Medical Diagnostic Sonography Program’s faculty believed that students should undergo invasive transvaginal ultrasound procedures in order to become better sonography technicians.”

“Valencia positioned these transvaginal probes as voluntary, but its actual policy and practice was that they were not,” according to the lawsuit.

The suit also describes weekly probes for students in the program, saying they “endured these invasive probes without a modicum of privacy. Plaintiffs would disrobe in a restroom, drape themselves in towels, and traverse the sonography classroom in full view of instructors and other students.”

“A student would place a condom over the probe and then apply generous amounts of lubrication to the probe. In some cases, the student would have to sexually ‘stimulate’ plaintiffs in order to facilitate inserting the probe into plaintiffs’ vaginas,” the lawsuit alleges.

The suit says the women “experienced discomfort and embarrassment each time they had to endure this forced probing of their sexual organs.”

In one instance, according to the lawsuit, one of the defendants, Barbara Ball, made inappropriate comments to a student who was undergoing a probe. “Defendant Ball’s comments can only be described as bizarre during some of these forced probing sessions,” the lawsuit states.

“She allegedly approached one student … during a probing session and stated (she) was ‘sexy’ and should be an ‘escort girl’ (prostitute).” The suit says Ball’s behavior casts serious doubts upon her motivation for insisting upon the forced vaginal probing sessions. Barbara Ball joined Valencia College in 1998 and worked at nearby Arnold Palmer Hospital prior to then, according to the school’s website.

Attorney Chris Dillingham, who is representing the two women who filed the suit, said, “I filed the complaint in federal court because we are dealing with the government: Valencia State College. This is a constitutional federal rights claim. The vaginal probes and my client’s right to refuse them without retribution — their First and Fourth Amendment (right)s — were violated.”

Dillingham said his clients have endured significant suffering because of the forced probes. “Although it was stated in orientation it was voluntary, it became increasingly clear it was not. This is a very expensive program, these are young women. … I’m not a doctor but they have suffered significant psychological damage,” Dillingham said.

Carol Traynor, the public relations director for Valencia College, said the school has not been served with the lawsuit so would not be able to comment. However, with regard to Valencia’s diagnostic medical sonography associate degree program, the college issued the following statement:

“The use of volunteers — including fellow students — for medical sonography training is a nationally accepted practice. Valencia College’s sonography program has upheld the highest standards with respect to ultrasound scanning for educational purposes, including voluntary participation and professional supervision by faculty in a controlled laboratory setting. Nonetheless, we continue to review this practice and others to ensure that they are effective and appropriate for the learning environment.”

President Morsi, We Salute You…Again


President Morsi, We Salute You…Again

Note; this article has been updated following today’s breaking news

President Morsi, we salute you, because prison in Egypt without justice was for Yūsuf (ʿalayhi al-Salām) when:

He said: “O my Lord! Prison is dearer to me than that to which they invite me.”[1]

Prison in Egypt without justice was for Sayyid Qutb (rahimahullāh) when he said:

It is not befitting for a leader to follow concessions… all praise is due to Allāh, I strived 15 years for martyrdom… (moments before his execution he said) this finger that declares the oneness of Allāh in Salah refuses to write a letter in recognition of this tyrant’s authority.”[2]

Prison in Egypt without justice was for Zaynab al Ghazāli (rahimahallāh) when she said:

Killing Abdel Nasser is not from the Muslim Brotherhood’s aims… rather we aim to establish Tawḥīd, the worship of Allāh, the Qur’ān and the Sunnah.2

These foolish despots leant no worth to you and that is to their own demise and humiliation. They leant no value to the Qur’ān you held in your heart, a Hāfidth of the Qur’ān you were as was your patient wife and your five children.[3] [4] They leant no value to your history of struggle and Da’wah in the United States, alongside your distinguished successes as a Rocket Scientist with intents to revolutionise Egypt’s industry.[5] They leant no value to you when you accepted to rule Egypt on the lowest salary for a President in the world,3 the salary of a cleaner, as indeed it was a cleaning job, cleaning corruption, removing irresponsible governors, useless army chiefs and bringing true justice for the hundreds killed in the 2011 protests against Mubarak.

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Instead they overthrew you, sentenced you to 20 years in jail and then today gave you a death sentence, massacred more than 3000 of those who paraded in your support, a fraction of the 13.2 million who waited under the blazing sun to cast their vote for you. For indeed you stemmed from a group who ran 1000 Non-Governmental Organisations, developed impartial intuitions for the poor and destitute,[6] raised leaders and rocked the feet of oppressors. We will not forget the year of hope that you ruled. Amidst perpetual protests and media drivel, your administration transformed Egypt into a civil state, after decades of military rule. Agricultural exports increased by 20%, the Central Bank’s deficit reduced by 45% and economic growth rose to 2.4%.[7]

Scholars, teachers and politicians engaged with the world with unmatched impartiality and the eyes of each Muslim were set on Egypt with ambitious hope. We will not forget your answering the cries of the Syrians, severing Egypt’s ties with the bloody regime and exclaiming to all hearers: “We hear your call, Syria”,[8] and your support of its formidable revolution. We still feel the dignity that filled our hearts when you played the pivotal role of stifling Israel’s war machine that was charging for Gaza on-par another massacre.[9] We recall how you withdrew your ambassador from the Zionist entity, whilst dispatching your Prime Minister to Gaza in solidarity with its populace and resistance.[10] Could this have been the last massacre against Gaza they asked when they witnessed your enthusiasm, not knowing how the tides of evil would cast you in jail and pave the way for another Gazan massacre in 2014, amidst the apathetic, dire regime that followed. We will never forget how you represented the face of Islām, and how you echoed the names of the companions ʿUmar, Abū Bakr, ʿUthmān and ʿAlī (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu,) in the heart of Tehran.[11]  

Today we will not analyse the claimed reason for President Morsi’s 20-year sentencing along with 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood members a few weeks ago followed by today’s death sentence, or echo the events that occurred outside Ittihadiya presidential palace, following Morsi’s constitutional declaration. We will not echo how senseless mobs burnt the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters unimpeded,[12] and approached the president’s palace amidst combined failing, collusion and treachery on half the interior ministry,[13] forcing sincere advocates and electors to defend their president themselves. We will mention the western media’s best endeavours to uphold the legitimacy of these politicised kangaroo courts, by lending them a degree of legal authority and spurting and reciprocating the Ittihadiya events while overlooking what was otherwise brighter than the sun.[14] We will mention the BBC’s admission that the majority of those whom were killed in Ittihadiya were supporters of President Morsi[15] alongside the abortion of democracy demonstrated by the governments they speak on behalf of.

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“What does Mr Morsi say?” the BBC asks – “Mr Morsi has rejected the authority of the courts” (emphasis added in case missed). Do not question anything dear reader, we shall dictate reality for you. Mr Morsi alone has questioned the authority of the courts and we are between a tit-for-tat, balanced ‘legal battle’, we the BBC imply. Do not question dear reader the coup of Egypt’s first instance of electoral democracy in 7000 years. Do not question dear reader the authority of a court that has mass sentenced hundreds to death including children and non-existent individuals. Do not question the veracity of ‘judge’ Nagy Shehata, more similar in behaviour to a rogue drug-lord, but assigned to head six judiciary circuits dedicated to ‘terrorism’ and in 2005 responsible for forging elections, cursing and mocking members of the brotherhood on his Facebook account and sentencing the three Aljazeera journalists without due process.[16]

Only Morsi rejects the authority of the courts, apparently not the BBC. Do not question dear reader a court that has acquitted Husni Mubarak and his aides of all charges, 23-years of corruption, nothing. Do not question why not a single individual has been charged with the murder of at least 770 protestors in 2011, or the holocaust in the right of the peaceful Rabaa al Adawiya sit-in in 2013,[17] or the almost 5000 killed ‘since the last days of Mubarak and the ascension of Sisi’[18]. Do not questions the West’s restored diplomatic representation in Egypt, and its restoring of military aid (second in magnitude to Israel)[19] to help Sisi carry on sniping women, burning and shovelling corpses, razing 5km of civilian infrastructure in Sinai to ‘secure’ borders with Gaza.

What we learn from the US and its phonies is that President Morsi could have indeed done things better if he was given the chance. We learn from Morsi’s victory in five successive elections (2011 constitutional referendum, 2011-12 People’s Assembly vote, 2012 Upper House of Parliament, 2012 Presidential Election and the referendum on the new constitution) and the down-trodden judiciary that he was right in broadening his powers above any court.[20]President Morsi should have formed a cabinet purely from elected members i.e. the MB’s Freedom and Justice Party, as despite his outstanding tolerance and attempts to appease the never appeased, assigning only four from 35 cabinet seats to his party, and others to women and Christians,[21] he apparently still ‘hoarded power’, and ‘Islamicised’ ministerial and governmental posts.[22] All other governments of the democratic world usurp their full right over cabinet, but acceptance of democracy stops at the doors of Islamist presidents, and for them the western world lays out a new set of double-standards.

If Sisi’s ‘reformed’ Egypt of repression, corruption and legal politicisation is what delights the UN at its General Assembly that it puts him at centre stage,[23] draws love letters from the UK Prime Minister,[24] encourages billions of dollars in gulf-state aid,[25] and facilitates colossal military contracts with Russia,[26] then we salute President Morsi for teaching the western world the true meaning of dignity, political excellent and democracy. Whether President Morsi sees the light today, tomorrow or never, Sisi will never be recognised as Egypt’s president, so let him enjoy whatever synthetic authority he has made for himself, and between us and him is a Just Lord, a Hereafter and a slippery slope to Hell.

And do not think Allāh to be heedless of what the unjust do; He only respites them to a day on which the eyes shall be fixedly open.[27]

Source: www.islam21c.com

Notes: originally posted on 22nd April 2015

[1] Al-Qur’ān, 12:33

[2] https://www.paldf.net/forum/showthread.php?t=651715

[3] http://muslimmatters.org/2014/01/21/10-things-didnt-know-president-mursi/

[4] http://www.alamatonline.net/l3.php?id=34020

[5] http://ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29964

[6] http://www.irinnews.org/report/26150/

[7] https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/7525-egypts-central-bank-confirms-economic-achievements-under-president-morsi

[8] http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/06/15/egypt-to-aid-syrian-rebels/

[9] http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/meast/egypt-gaza-morsy/

[10] http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/opinion/elgindy-gaza/index.html

[11] http://www.ibnpercy.com/egyptian-president-mohammed-morsi-in-iran-begins-speech-by-praising-abu-bakr-umar-uthman-and-ali/

[12] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/01/egypt-muslim-brotherhood-offices-civil

[13] http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-leak-interior-ministry-aided-2013-anti-morsi-protests-876356026

[14] http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egypts-ousted-president-morsi-sentenced-to-20-years-in-prison/2015/04/21/3381ff69-a725-490d-9e77-aa3c7c755d6a_story.html

[15] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24772806

[16] http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/02/16/executions-judge-nagy-shehata/

[17] http://www.aljazeera.net/home/print/f6451603-4dff-4ca1-9c10-122741d17432/a9362e29-dce4-4c51-92bb-b2c59a4f86aa

[18] http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/features/03dba945-ea39-45e1-837a-b4f8d4cb720d

[19] http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/04/02/the-politics-of-restoring-egypts-military-aid/

[20] http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/world/middleeast/egypts-president-morsi-gives-himself-new-powers.html

[21] http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/08/201282163659410998.html

[22] http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/2508/17/Shadow-government-in-the-making.aspx

[23] https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/americas/14400-al-sisis-presence-at-the-un-took-it-to-a-new-low

[24] http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/103488/Egypt/Politics-/ElSisi-meets-British-officials,-receives-letter-fr.aspx

[25] http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/egypt-celebrates-billion-dollar-deals-1.1832342#.VTabZZNd-p0

[26] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31310348

[27] Al-Qur’ān, 14:42

Chinese court jails Muslim for 6 years for growing beard, wife gets 2 years for wearing veil


Chinese court jails Muslim for 6 years for growing beard, wife gets 2 years for wearing veil
By AFP Published: March 30, 2015
BEIJING: A court in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for “provoking trouble” and growing a beard, a practice discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported Sunday.
The court in the desert oasis city of Kashgar sentenced the 38-year-old Uighur to six years, while his wife was given a two-year sentence, according to the China Youth Daily.
The man “had started growing his beard in 2010″ while his wife “wore a veil hiding her face and a burqa”, the paper said.
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The couple were found guilty of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a vague accusation regularly used in the Chinese judicial system.
For more than a year the authorities in Xinjiang have been campaigning against men growing beards – a practice officials associate with extremist ideas.
A campaign dubbed “Project Beauty” also encourages women to leave their heads bare and abandon wearing the veil, a relatively widespread practice among the Uighurs – the main Muslim ethnic group in Xinjiang.
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The Kashgar couple had “received several warnings” before being charged, the newspaper reported, citing local officials.
“Since the beginning of the year, a certain number of people breaking the regulation on beards, veils and burqas have been prosecuted and sentenced,” officials in Kashgar were quoted as saying by the paper.
Kashgar authorities could not be reached for comment Sunday.
Rights groups believe Beijing’s repression of the Uighurs’ culture and religion has fanned tensions in Xinjiang, a resource-rich region that abuts central Asia.
Violence increased last year and at least 200 people were killed in a series of bombings and deadly clashes with security forces, blamed by Beijing on “separatists” and “religious extremists”.
In April last year authorities in Xinjiang’s Shaya county offered cash to informants to report on neighbours with excessive facial hair.
In August authorities in Karamay city banned people with large beards or Islamic clothing from travelling on public buses.
Shocked at the jail sentence rights group said in a statement that such a case would not happen in any other country.
“It is unacceptable and absurd. It exposes China’s hostile attitude and crisis of governance,” said spokesperson for the exile World Uyghur Congress.
He added that “If a Chinese person grows a beard, it is a personal fashion he is allowed to choose freely. If a Uighur grows a beard, he is a religious extremist.”

The 5 minutes madrassa/bayaan


25 Jamaadal Ula 1436

Madrasah in Just 5 Minutes

Translation edited by
Mufti A.H.Elias-May Allaah protect him

Khalifa of Haji Abdul Mannan Adul Razack Kulachi Makki- May Allaah protect him
In the light of the Qur’aan and Ahadeeth

(1) Islaamic History The plan to protect Madinah
It was in Shawwaal of the year 5 A.H. that Rasulullaah (SAW) received intelligence that the combined forces of the Mushrikeen and Jews were marching upon Madinah. When Rasulullaah (SAW) consulted with the Sahabah (RA), they suggested taking shelter in fortresses to thwart the attack. Hadhrat Salmaan Faarsi (RA) suggested the digging of a trench to guard against attack from cavalry. Rasulullaah (SAW) accepted the suggestion and the digging began. Rasulullaah (SAW) grouped the Sahabah (RA) in groups of ten to dig at specified locations and he himself put his hand to the shovel and assisted in the digging. They dug throughout the day and night. When a large boulder posed an obstacle too hard for the Sahabah (RA) to move, they summoned Rasulullaah (SAW). Rasulullaah (SAW) struck the boulder with his spade three times, causing it to crush to pieces. Each time he struck, he saw sparks in which Allaah showed him the kingdoms of Shaam, Iran and Yemen as good news that the Muslims were to conquer these lands. In six days, the 3000 devoted Sahabah (RA) dug a trench measuring 3km in length, 5 feet in width and 5 feet in depth.
(2) Allaah’s Power The mosquito
From the factory of His power and might, Allaah has created countless large and small creatures, none of which can be deemed as insignificant. If we ponder over the mosquito, we will be stunned at the creative might of Allaah. Sitting on the skin of a person, it manages to insert its snout right through the skin even though it appears to be a pipe and then sucks up as much blood as it pleases. This is yet another sign of the immense power of Allaah.
(3) A Fardh Performing Salaah standing up
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “stand humbly (obediently and silently) before Allaah”.

[Surah Baqara, verse 238]

If a person has the ability to stand and perform Salaah, it will be Fardh (obligatory) for him to stand and perform his Fardh and Waajib Salaahs.

(4) A Sunnah The Masnoon Qiraa’ah for the Isha Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) used to recite the likes of Surah Shams during the Isha Salaah.                                                                                                                                      [Tirmidhi 309, from Hadhrat Buraydah (RA)]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Going to the Masjid morning and evening
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that whenever a person goes morning and evening to the Masjid for Salaah, Allaah prepares to host him in Jannah.

[Muslim 1524, from Hadhrat Buraydah (RA)]

(6) A Sin The warning against wearing the trousers beneath the ankles
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person from the times before you wore his lower garment beneath his ankles out of pride, Allaah caused him to sink into the earth and he will continue sinking until the Day of Qiyaamah.”

[Nasa’ee 5328, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]

(7) This World Making the world one’s objective
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person makes this world his objective of life, Allaah will disperse all his affairs and place poverty and hunger before his eyes (he fears it all the time and worries what will happen to him. He will thus spend all his time in this worry) even though he will receive only that much of this world as is decreed for him. On the other hand, the person who makes the Aakhirah his objective, Allaah will gather all his affairs together, enrich his heart (fill his heart with contentment) and this world will fall at his feet in humility.”

[Ibn Maajah 4105, from Hadhrat Zaid bin Thaabit (RA)]

(8) The Aakhirah The condition of the Mu’min and the Kaafir on the Day of Qiyaamah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “On that day many faces shall be radiant, laughing and happy.(These will be the Mu’mineen destined for Jannah.) And (on the other hand) many faces will be dusty covered in darkness (gloomy with worry). These will be the sinful Kuffaar”.

[Surah Abas, verses 38-42]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treatment for sciatica
Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that he heard from Rasulullaah (SAW) that the treatment for sciatica is to melt the rounded, protruding lump of fat from the tail of an Arab sheep, which is then to be made into three parts. Each part is then to be taken for three mornings thereafter.

[Ibn Maajah 3463]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Obey Allaah, obey the Rasool r and do not invalidate your (good) deeds (by failing to complete them, by doing them incorrectly or by doing them to please someone other than Allaah)”.

[Surah Muhammad r, verse 33]

The 5 minute Bayaan


24 Jamaadal Ula 1436

Madrasah in Just 5 Minutes

Translation edited by
Mufti A.H.Elias-May Allaah protect him

Khalifa of Haji Abdul Mannan Abdul Razack Kulachi Makki- May Allaah protect him
In the light of the Qur’aan and Ahadeeth

(1) Islaamic History The Battle of Khandaq (the Trench)
When the Jews were expelled from Madinah, they settled in Khaybar and Wadi Qura. However, they were still boiling over with enmity for the Muslims and they sent 20 of their leaders to speak with the Quraysh of Makkah about destroying the Muslims. Kinaana bin Rabee promised half of the produce of Khaybar to the Banu Ghitfaan tribe for their assistance in battle. As a result, an allied army consisting of the Quraysh as well as the Banu Sulaym, the Banu Sa’d and several other tribes marched to Madinah with the intention of wiping out the Muslims.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Rasulullaah (SAW) informs about a grave
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA) reports that they passed by a grave with Rasulullaah (SAW) as they travelled to Taa’if. “This is the grave of Abu Righaal,” Rasulullaah (SAW) informed the Sahabah (RA), “He belonged to the nation of Thamud. The land of Makkah chased him off and he left. When he then reached this place the same punishment afflicted him as did afflict them and he was buried here. A sign that the grave is his is that a golden branch has been buried with him, which you will find if you dig up the grave.” When the Sahabah (RA) then dug it up, they found the branch there as Rasulullaah (SAW) had informed them.

[Dalaa’il 2555]

(3) A Fardh Distribution of inheritance
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Distribute inheritance amongst the rightful heirs as commanded by the Book of Allaah.”

[Muslim 4143, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]

When a person passes away and leaves some wealth behind, it will be Waajib (compulsory) to distribute this wealth amongst his heirs. It is not permissible to deprive any of the rightful heirs from their shares without valid reason in the Shari’ah and it is also not permissible to give any of them less than they deserve.

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for stopping heavy rains
Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) recited the following Du’aa to stop torrential rains:

 

اَللّٰهُمَّ حَوَالَيْنَا وَلَا عَلَيْنَا

TRANSLATION: O Allaah! Let the rains fall around us and not upon us.

[Bukhaari 1013]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Entertaining guests
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person offers a pillow to his guest when he visits him, Allaah will forgive his sins.

[Tabraani in his Sagheer 762, from Hadhrat Salmaan (RA)]

(6) A Sin Rejecting the truth
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “We granted them (the Aad) powers (immense physical strength) that We never gave you people (or any other before or after them) and We gave them (physical and spiritual) ears, eyes and hearts (with which they were able to hear, see and accept the truth of Towheed). However, their ears, eyes and hearts were of no benefit to them at all because they rejected Allaah’s Aayaat and (eventually) the (punishment for the) mockery they made (of Allaah’s Deen and Nabi) encompassed them (allowing them no escape)”.

[Surah Ahqaaf, verse 26]

(7) This World Love for wealth and children
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Rivalry in amassing wealth has made you negligent (heedless of fulfilling Allaah’s commands) and this rivalry will continue making you negligent) until you reach the graves (when you die). Never! (This rivalry will not benefit you!) Soon you will come to know (the errors of your ways)! Never! (This rivalry will certainly not benefit you, but) You will soon come to know”.

[Surah Takathur, verses 1-4]

(8) The Aakhirah The desire to perform Salaah in the grave
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When the deceased is laid in the grave and it appears to him that the sun is about to set, he will sit up, rub his eyes and say, ‘Let me now perform my Salaah.’”

[Ibn Maajah 4272, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Preventing headaches
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that washing the feet with cool water after coming out of the bath prevents headaches.

[Kanzul Ummaal 8296 from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)  
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Always speak the truth because the truth leads to good and good leads to Jannah. Refrain from lies because lies lead to sin and sin leads to Jahannam.”

[Tabraani 16259, from Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA)]

Steroid, interferon, hidden in unani medicines from Hamdard and Qarshi


 Assalaamu alykum.

 

Below is and article which shocked me but confirmed i had suspected a long time.

The big name brand  for unani medicine Qarshi and Hamdard are well known to lace their preparations with synthetic steroids to claim much more money and patients and popularity.,

This practice is being done as well by local hakeems who prepare their own medicines. As we did not know much about hikmat we believed our friends who told us he is a great hakeem and his medicine is pure and home made and free from steroids. sadly the truth was  a suffering and differnt story. the health of my whole family has been destroyed by this quack and the products w\e switched to to avoid hakeems , not knowing that steroids are hidden in it.

by now i know reactions of our bodies toward steroids. and again we seem to have fall victim to another hakeem who makes medicines himself and sates he does not use steroids. my experience here, in Karachi , is that the hakeems make one purposely sick  to keep you as a patient and then claim victory over the so bad illness. while many problems could be avoided and just the tons of  salt, licorice and sugar and preservatives left out their medicines and a realistic approach toward diet plans and nutrition would be held.

Our last hakeem claimed i need at least 6 month treatment( without checking pulse, blood pressure, lab tests, etc, without checking me he blurred out what i have which turned out was not really the problem) to get all the steroids out my body to cure my weak liver, anemia, etc. but what did he do. he pumped me full with salt, sodium, sugar, licorice, diuretics and a severe restricted diet and no allowance of supplements to supply the severe short comings. when i told him i don’t get better and worse in many ways , he simply kicked us out his office. i stopped his medicines, supplied mty much needed nutrients, changed my diet to alkaline a b it more, left out salt, etc, and lo i got much better.

 

Sadly the long term damage of steroids in the medicine and previous daily treatment with steroids for breathing problem during pregnancy, cant be cured….

 

i can  not recommend hospital visits , neither homeopathic and unani doctors her in pakistan

 

I went to another well recommend hakeem this time who has a beard and prays for a change and has no ty\v. pics. or magazines of prostitutes, and cooking channel in his office running, as i had pain in my liver and severe acid reflux, which some diet changes and supplement may have triggered.

Now i feel as the last time when steroids were found in the medicine. horrible.and the wrong diet approach again leaving me with asthma attacks and sever panic attacks, high blood pressure, water retention, etc. all i just got rid of myself..

Me and my family fell victim to one such l hakeem who treated us for 3 years .

My family and me had to go through all those suffering to find out about all those horrid things and to learn from our mistakes and to aplly diet and sunnat even more precise

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Ministry unmoved over misuse of steroids, Interferon

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services is alleged to have been involved in safeguarding the commercial interests of certain mafia and pharmaceutical firms at the cost of millions of human lives in Pakistan.

 

Besides other major wrongs and alleged criminalities, the ministry is blamed by none else but the state’s top anti-corruption watchdog — the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) — for allowing the marketing of a Hepatitis-C injection for anti-dengue fever.

 

Adding insult to injury, the said injection is manufactured from the “laboratory grade” material, which is not safe for human consumption.“Allegedly, this action is taken to promote the commercial interests of the firm with mala fide intent,” the NAB said in its seven-page letter to the ministry.

 

The ministry is also accused of keeping silence when steroids are being used injudiciously and irrationally in Herbal, Unani and Ayurvedic medicines. It is said 5,500 kgs of cortisone steroids have been imported and are being used by the alternative medicine manufacturers.

 

The ministry spokesman and officials concerned, when approached, said the NAB letter contained issues which were partly true and partly untrue. The spokesman said the ministry was presently ascertaining the facts and would soon respond to the letter.

 

Regarding the authorisation of substandard Hepatitis-C medication for anti-dengue fever use, the CEO of Drug Regulatory Authority said though the ministry had never authorised it yet it was being probed if the patients were being prescribed the Hepatitis-C medication for dengue fever.

 

About the standard of the said Hepatitis-C medicine, the official said the case was being reviewed to conclude if the NAB information was correct or not.About the use of steroids for alternative system of medicines, the ministry spokesman and the CEO DRA said there had been no regulatory mechanism for alternative system of medicines.

 

In Nov 2012, it is said, a law was enacted to regulate the alternative system of medicines for which the ministry was presently evolving a detailed mechanism.

 

The NAB, which is presently investigating this unique but serious case of corruption risking millions of human lives, noted with concern: “The Ministry is under tremendous pressure of pharmaceutical firms and hence is working to safeguard the commercial interest of certain mafias.”

 

It added, “Interest of the public at large is being severely compromised.”The ministry is advised to ensure that its officials are protected from the direct contact of the representatives of pharma industry.

 

The NAB letter also revealed: “It is learnt that Interferon prepared by Mector Company for Hapatitis-C (Liver patients) is now being marketed for the anti-dengue fever after approval of the ministry.

 

“Allegedly, this action has been taken to promote the commercial interests of the firm with mala fide intent. It is further alleged that the subject Interferon is manufactured from the ‘laboratory grade’ material which is not safe for the human consumption.

 

“In this serious matter relating to public health, the ministry is advised by the NAB to take immediate remedial and punitive action as per law.

 

“The ministry is also asked by the NAB to inquire into the matter and proceed against the officials concerned who had issued NOC without caring for the damages it may case to the masses.”

 

The NAB also pointed out that cortisone steroids were being used injudiciously and irrationally in Herbal, Unani and Ayurvedic medicine preparations whereas the ministry is silent on the issue which can be termed “criminal negligence”.

 

“It is also reported that 5,500 kgs of cortisone steroids are imported and being used by the alternative medicine manufacturers, including Hamdard and Qarshi,” the NAB letter said.

 

In this matter, the NAB advised the ministry to direct the Federal Inspectors of Drugs and provincial governments to take immediate measures ensuring that no medical store sells alternative medicines containing irrational contents of cortisone steroids.

 

The NAB has sought from the ministry the details of biological registrations issued to Hilton Pharma, Scotman and Gets Pharma for the last three years. The names of the officials, who had approved the cases of these companies, were also sought by the NAB.

 

Senior spokesman for the ministry, when approached, said the ministry was presently in the process of reforming the health sector, which includes regulating the alternative medicine system.

 

He said the Drug Regulatory Authority had been set up adding that it was a huge task to register thousands of alternative medicines besides registering each and every Hakeem and other alternative medical practitioners.

 

The CEO Drug Regulatory Authority said the NAB report was under review of the ministry, which was presently investigating different issues raised in it.

 

About the NAB’s contention that the ministry was controlled by the pharma companies, he said this was a wrong perception and added that institutions and business concerns everywhere in the world worked like partners with the basic mandate of patient care.

 

 

Once again Dog meat sold as mutton in Karachi- so avoid ready backed and prepared meat


KARACHI: Dead dogs were being skinned in a garbage dump by drug users, the Karachi director of veterinary services has clarified to The Express Tribune after news broke of arrests.

 

http://tribune.com.pk/story/846487/police-arrest-two-butchers-for-selling-dog-meat-in-karachi/

On Monday television channels reported that the police had arrested two butchers for supposedly selling dog meat.

“Private television channels were misreporting the facts,” Imran Qadeer, the KMC director of veterinary services, told The Express Tribune. “Actually, it was our veterinary teams who raided the area on a tip-off, but discovered nothing.”

“It’s not the Philippines where people eat dogs,” he added.

It was reported earlier that police had raided the area and caught two butchers red-handed for slaughtering dogs in a building.

It was said that the suspects reportedly belonged to a group that has been doing this for three months.

The police were said to have seized at least 0.5kg of meat for testing.

It was reported that the suspects would appear in court tomorrow (March 3).

Reportedly, the group slaughters as many as seven street dogs every day and sells them in Korangi and Landhi.

In a related incident, on January 6, Multan police claimed to have arrested two butchers with donkey meat.

Read: Quality control: Two arrested for selling donkey meat

A police spokesperson had said the meat was to be sold for Eid Milad celebrations. He added that the butchers, identified as Basaar and Ramazan, had been selling the meat for over five years.

An FIR was registered against them after veterinary doctors inspected the meat and confirmed that it was donkey meat.

Police had claimed that the men had confessed that they were planning to sell it for Rs800 to Rs1,000 per kg.

“The meat had been mixed with mutton so that it could not be identified,” the spokesman had added.

KP/Pakistan Government arrest parents who chose not to vaccinate their children


PESHAWAR: Police in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said on Monday.

{ at fist they cut of all electric and gas supply if parents refuse to vaccinate their children, which is by the way a freedom of choice and command of Islam . So why does this Government  act against the Pakistani constitution  by prohibiting one to practice ones religion freely . In Islam the use and sale of haraam and harmful substances are prohibited!)

 

see below the haraam and harmful ingredients in oral anti polio  and other routine  vaccines:

Vaccine Ingredients & Side Effects

Educate Before You Vaccinate

Vaccines are created with a long list of ingredients.  These ingredients can often have potent side effects, both alone and in combination.

Vaccines
by multiple manufacturers
Ingredients*
partial list in one or more vaccines
Side Effects**
including a partial list of reactions, events & reports*
DTaP (Daptacel) Aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethanol Vomiting, redness or swelling, fever, tiredness or poor appetite, seizures, serious allergic reaction, brain damage (very rare).
DTaP (Infanrix) Aluminum hydroxide, bovine extract, formaldehyde, sodium chloride, glutaraldhyde, polysorbate 80 Fever, vomiting, redness or swelling, tiredness or poor appetite, seizures, serious allergic reaction, pain, shock.
DTaP (Tripedia) Aluminum potassium sulfate, ammonium sulfate, bovine extract, formaldehyde, gelatin, peptone, polysorbate 80, sodium phosphate, thimerosal Redness or swelling, tiredness or poor appetite, vomiting, fever, seizures, allergic reaction, erythema, persistent crying.
DTaP-HepB-IPV (Pediarix) Aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, calf serum, lactalbumin hydrolysate, formaldehyde, glutaraldhyde, neomycin sulfate, sodium chloride, polymyxin B, polysorbate 80, yeast protein Drowsiness, fainting, irritability, fever, swelling, joint pain, body aches, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, upper respiratory tract infection, shock, brachial neuritis.
Hib vaccine (ACTHib) Ammonium sulfate, formaldehyde, sucrose, thimerosal Fever, diarrhea, erythema, tenderness, swelling, irritability, loss of appetite, sleepiness, seizures, vomiting.
Hib (PedvaxHib) Aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, sodium chloride Fever, diarrhea, erythema, tenderness, swelling, irritability, loss of appetite, sleepiness, seizures, vomiting.
Hib/Hep B (Comvax) Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, amino acids, dextrose, formaldehyde, hemin chloride, mineral salts, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, potassium aluminum sulfate, sodium borate, soy peptone, yeast protein Extreme drowsiness, fainting, irritability, fever, swelling, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mild vomiting, joint pain, body aches, seizures, ear infections, upper respiratory infection, yeast infection, anaphylaxis.
Hepatitis A vaccine (Havrix) Aluminum hydroxide, amino acid supplement, formalin, MRC-5 cellular protein, neomycin sulfate, phosphate buffers, polsorbate 20 Fever, drowsiness, loss of appetite, irritability, allergic reaction (very rare).
Hepatitis A vaccine (Vaqta) Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, bovine albumin or serum, formaldehyde, MRC-5 cellular protein, sodium borate, sodium chloride Fever, erythema, drowsiness, loss of appetite, irritability, allergic reaction (very rare).
Hepatitis B vaccine (Engerix-B) Aluminum hydroxide, phosphate buffers, yeast protein, sodium chloride, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate Fever, insomnia, hypotension, abdominal pain, stiffness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, irritability.
Hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, amino acids, dextrose, formaldehyde, mineral salts, potassium aluminum sulfate, soy peptone, yeast protein Soreness, mild fever, diarrhea, fatigue/weakness, loss of appetite, respiratory illness, insomnia.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) (Cervarix) Aluminum hydroxide, amino acids, lipids, mineral salts, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate, sodium chloride, type 16 viral protein L1, type 18 viral protein L1, vitamins Pain, redness, and swelling, fatigue, fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, urticaria.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) (Gardasil) Amino acids, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, carbohydrates, L-histidine, mineral salts, polysorbate 80, sodium chloride, sodium borate, vitamins, yeast protein Headache, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness, fever, chills, body aches, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, erythema, pruritus.
Influenza vaccine (Afluria) Beta-propiolactone, calcium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate, egg protein, sodium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, monobasic sodium phosphate, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B, potassium chloride, sodium taurodeoxychoalate, thimerosal (multi-dose vials only) Tenderness, pain, redness, and swelling. headache, malaise, muscle aches, irritability, rhinitis, fever, cough, loss of appetite, vomiting/diarrhea, headache, muscle aches , sore throat, seizures.
Influenza vaccine (Fluarix) Formaldehyde, gentamicin sulfate, hydrocortisone, octoxynol-10, a-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80, sodium deoxycholate, ovalbumin Pain, swelling, redness, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, irritability, loss of appetite, and drowsiness, fever, shivering, arthralgia.
Influenza vaccine (Flulaval) Formaldehyde, a-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80, sodium deoxycholate, thimerosal, ovalbumin Pain, redness, swelling, fatigue, headache, muscle aches/arthralgia, irritability, drowsiness, loss of appetite, malaise, sore throat, cough, chills, chest tightness.
Influenza vaccine (Fluvirin) Beta-propiolactone, egg protein, neomycin, nonylphenol ethoxylate, polymyxin, thimerosal (multi-dose containers), thimerosal[2] (single-dose syringes) Pain, Inflammation, Ecchymosis, Edema, Hemorrhage, Headache, Fatigue, Malaise, Myalgia, Fever, Arthralgia, Sweating, Erythema, Swelling, Induration, Pruritus, Shivering.
Influenza vaccine (Fluzone) Egg protein, formaldehyde, gelatin (standard formulation only), octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100),sodium phosphate, thimerosal (multi-dose containers only) Tenderness, erythema, swelling, induration, ecchymosis, fever, vomiting, abnormal crying, drowsiness, loss of appetite, irritability, pain, pruritus, headache, malaise, myalgia.
Influenza vaccine (FluMist) Arginine, dibasic potassium phosphate, egg protein, ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid, gentamicin sulfate, hydrolyzed porcine gelatin, monobasic potassium phosphate monosodium glutamate, sucrose, ovalbumin Runny nose or nasal congestion, fever, sore throat, wheezing, decreased appetite, irritability, lethargy, headache, muscle aches, chills, cough.
Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) Formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate, phosphate buffers Tenderness, erythema, swelling, irritability, abnormal crying, drowsiness, appetite loss, vomiting, fever, induration, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, malaise, and arthralgia, rash, seizures.
Meningococcal vaccine (Menomune) Lactose, sodium chloride, thimerosal (multi-dose vial only) Pain, tenderness, erythema, induration, headaches, malaise, chills, fever.
Meningococcal vaccine (Menveo) Amino acids, formaldehyde, yeast extract Headache, tenderness, erythema, irritability, sleepiness, persistent crying, change in eating habits, vomiting, diarrhea, pain, induration, malaise, myalgia, nausea.
MMR vaccine (MMR-II) Amino acids, fetal bovine serum, glutamate, hydrolyzed gelatin, neomycin, sodium chloride, recombinant human serum albumin, sodium phosphate, sorbitol, sucrose, vitamins Fever, headache, dizziness, malaise, irritability, diarrhea, vomiting, parotitis, nausea, arthralgia, myalgia, edema, thrombocytopenia, arthritis, panniculitis, encephalopathy, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, seizures, ataxia, polyneuritis, paresthesia.
MMRV vaccine (ProQuad) Bovine calf serum, dibasic potassium phosphate, dibasic sodium phosphate, human albumin, human serum albumin, hydrolyzed gelatin, dibasic potassium phosphate, monosodium L-glutamate, sodium chloride, MRC-5 cellular protein, neomycin, sodium bicarbonate, sorbitol, sucrose, potassium chloride Pain, tenderness, soreness, swelling, irritability, fever, measles-like rash, seizures, erythema, ecchymosis, upper respiratory infection, viral exanthema, diarrhea, rhinorrhea.
Pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax) Bovine protein, phenol Pain, soreness, tenderness, swelling, induration, headache, erythema, asthenia, fatigue, myalgia, chills, upper respiratory infection, chest pain, depression, tremors, stiffness, sweating.
Pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar) Aluminum phosphate, ammonium sulfate, casamino acid, polysorbate 80, succinate buffer, yeast Irritability, tenderness, decreased appetite, decreased sleep, increased sleep, fever, redness, pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, swelling, limitation of arm movement, chills, rash, bronchiolitis, gastroenteritis, pneumonia.
Polio vaccine (IPV – Ipol) Calf serum protein, formaldehyde, neomycin, 2-phenoxyethanol, polymyxin B, streptomycin Erythema, induration, pain, fever, irritability, sleepiness, fussiness, persistent crying, swelling, loss of appetite, vomiting, tenderness.death, paralysis
Rotavirus vaccine (RotaTeq) fetal bovine serum, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, sodium hydroxide, sucrose, polysorbate 80 Diarrhea, vomiting, irritability, otitis media, nasopharyngitis, bronchospasm, bronchiolitis, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, fever, urinary tract infection, allergic reactions, and a serious problem called intussusception, which may be indicated by: vomiting, bad diarrhea, severe stomach pain, and blood in the stool.
Rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix) Amino acids, dextran, sorbitol, sucrose sodiumchloride, potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate, ferric (III) nitrate, sodium phosphate, sodium pyruvate, D-glucose, concentrated vitamin solution, L-cystine, L-tyrosine, L-glutamine, calcium chloride, sodium hydrogenocarbonate, phenol red, PCV-1, calcium carbonate, sterile water, xanthan. Fussiness, irritability, cough, runny nose, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Kawasaki disease, and intussusception, which may be indicated by: vomiting, bad diarrhea, severe stomach pain, and blood in the stool.
Tdap vaccine (Adacel) Aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethanol, casamino acids, dimethyl beta-cyclodextrin, ammonium sulfate, phenoxyethanol Pain, swelling, erythema, headache, body aches, muscle weakness, tiredness, fever, chills, sore joints, nausea, lymph node swelling, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, edema, hypotension, muscle spasms, Guillain Barré syndrome, brachial neuritis.
Tdap vaccine (Boostrix) Aluminum hydroxide, bovine extract, sodium chloride, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, polysorbate 80 Pain, redness or swelling at the injection site, fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomachache, chills, body aches, sore joints, rash, gastrointestinal symptoms, allergic reaction (rare).
Varicella vaccine (Varivax) Dibasic sodium phosphate, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid sodium (EDTA), fetal bovine serum, gelatin, glutamate, monobasic potassium phosphate, monobasic sodium phosphate, monosodium L-glutamate, MRC-5 DNA and cellular protein, neomycin, sodium chloride, phosphate, potassium chloride, sucrose Headache, Varicella-like rash, fatigue, cough, myalgia, disturbed sleep, nausea, diarrhea, chills, eye complaints, loss of appetite, itching, vomiting, constipation, rashes, respiratory illness, cold/canker sore, seizures, secondary bacterial infections.
Zoster (Shingles) vaccine (Zostavax) Bovine calf serum, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate, hydrolyzed porcine gelatin, monosodium L-glutamate, MRC-5 DNA and cellular protein, monobasic potassium phosphate, neomycin, potassium chloride, sucrose Redness, soreness, swelling or itching at the site of the injection, headache, rash, erythema, pruritis, warmth, hematoma, induration.

* This is a partial ingredient list with information from “Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary, Part 2, Excipients included in U.S. Vaccines, by Vaccine.”  The information was accessed in November 2008 from:www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf

** This list contains a combination of many adverse post-vaccination occurrences, and possible occurrences, that have been published in the manufacturer’s own documents.  Any use of [brackets] is information added by Generation Rescue. This list may not contain all adverse occurrences; it may contain typographical errors, and it does not take the place of reading the manufacturers’ most current documents in their entirety.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/846529/k-p-police-arrests-471-parents-for-refusing-polio-vaccine/

Riaz Khan Mehsud, deputy commissioner of Peshawar told AFP that 471 parents were detained and sent to jail for refusing the vaccine.

Read: Arrest warrants issued over refusal of polio vaccination: K-P police

Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic but years of efforts to stamp it out have been badly hit by reluctance from parents, opposition from militants and attacks on immunisation teams.

The virus is most prevalent in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and a fresh immunisation drive began on Monday aimed at vaccinating more than 2.7 million children in the province.

The government declared “war” on polio last year and Mehsud said officials would brook no refusal from parents.

“There is no mercy, we have decided to deal with the refusal cases with iron hands. Anyone who refuses (the vaccine) will be sent to jail,” Mehsud said.

Those arrested on Monday were from suburban areas of Peshawar where militant groups regularly attack police and polio workers and where opposition to vaccination is relatively strong.

Mehsud said authorities have issued 1,000 blank arrest warrants so refuseniks could be dealt with swiftly.

Muhammad Mumtaz, another senior official, confirmed the arrests and told AFP that the detainees would “be freed only after a written assurance and providing two guarantors” to ensure their children get the drops.

Taliban militants claim that the polio vaccination drive is a front for espionage or a conspiracy to sterilise Muslims. They stepped up their attacks after a Pakistani doctor was recruited by the CIA to set up a hepatitis immunisation drive as part of efforts to track down Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

Read: Dr Shakil Afridi thrown to the wolves: lawyer

Last year, the number of polio cases recorded in Pakistan soared to 306, the highest in 14 years.

At least nine new cases have so far been detected in 2015.

A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy, says Delhi bus rapist


One of the men involved in the 2012 Delhi gang rape has sparked outrage after claiming his victim was to blame for her sexual assault.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/846490/a-girl-is-far-more-responsible-for-rape-than-a-boy-says-delhi-bus-rapist/

“A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy,” Mukesh Singh said in an interview from jail, according to The Telegraph.

The gang rape of the 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in New Delhi had shocked the world and prompted protests from women in India seeking protection. But Singh said women who went out at night had only themselves to blame if they attracted the attention of gangs of male molesters.

Read: Probe into Delhi rape suspect’s death blames jail: Report

“You can’t clap with one hand – it takes two hands,” he said, in an interview for a BBCdocumentary.

Not remorseful for his action, Singh shifting blame on the victim herself for the act said, “A decent girl won’t roam around at 9 o’clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy. Boy and girl are not equal. Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes. About 20 per cent of girls are good.”

Read: Court again defers verdict in Delhi gang rape case

Further, describing the killing as an ‘accident’, Singh said, “When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they’d have dropped her off after ‘doing her’, and only hit the boy.”

He elaborated if Jyoti and her male friend who she was going back home with, not resisted the attempt he and his five other gang members would not have beaten her up leading to her death.

Singh, a slum-dweller who was 26 at the time of the attack, was driving the bus when the abduction occurred and denied involvement in the attack itself. However, the court rejected his claims adding there was strong DNA evidence against him and he could have stopped the act.

Read: New Delhi gang rape: Who can change the attitude of such men?

With his death sentence currently on appeal, Singh said the executions will only further put lives of future rape victims at risk.

“The death penalty will make things even more dangerous for girls,” he says. “Before, they would rape and say, ‘Leave her, she won’t tell anyone.’ Now when they rape, especially the criminal types, they will just kill the girl. Death,” he said.

Pakistan PK Government: ‘Power, gas may be disconnected if parents reject vaccine for kids’


An offer they can’t refuse: ‘Power, gas may be disconnected if parents reject vaccine for kids’
By Umer FarooqPublished: February 22, 2015

http://tribune.com.pk/story/842540/an-offer-they-cant-refuse-power-gas-may-be-disconnected-if-parents-reject-vaccine-for-kids/PESHAWAR: 

The prospect of living without gas and electricity could serve as a catalyst to convince sceptical parents to allow their children to be immunised against vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs).
Although the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and federal governments have joined hands to fight nine such diseases in the province and tribal areas, the K-P administration has also taken steps to convince the public.

There were recent protests in which people threatened not to immunise their children against VPDs if the government failed to ensure stable gas and electricity supplies to their areas. However, the government has decided to fight fire with fire and said those who refuse to vaccinate would have these utilities disconnected.
Snippety snip
“Several ideas have been floated, including a particularly interesting one,” said a well-placed source at the K-P Directorate of Health. “The government could enact a law to cut gas and electricity connections of those who refuse to vaccinate their kids,” he told The Express Tribune.
The official, requesting anonymity, was confident every single child would be vaccinated once such a regulation was introduced. He added although the idea was in the initial stages, the interest of stakeholders would see it take practical shape and become a success.
He admitted overall vaccination coverage was low, but said new ideas were being floated and some of them had the potential to combat the rising number of polio cases and other diseases.
The health directorate official said that the idea for disconnecting gas and electricity connections will not only be implemented during Sehat ka Ittehad but on a regular basis during campaigns in the province.
“Sehat ka Ittehad is a two-year plan being carried out jointly by the K-P and federal governments,” he said. “However, the provincial administration’s solo campaigns are not time bound and that is why we are focusing on implementing ideas permanently.”
He added the objective behind ideas such as disconnecting the gas and electricity of those refusing essential life-saving vaccination is to ensure children stop falling prey to nine VPDs targeted by Sehat ka Ittehad and routine vaccination initiative.
When contacted, K-P Health Services Director General Dr Parvez Kamal told The Express Tribune his ministry was putting all its efforts and resources into eradicating diseases which pose serious threats to children. He also hoped the general public would benefit from the free-of-cost facilities at government hospitals.
“Yes, we have some very intelligent people in the health sector and different ideas are being tabled to prevent children from contracting diseases such as polio, which the provincial government plans to eliminate at all costs,” said Kamal.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd, 2015.

Antihistamines & Fatal Arrhythmia


Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, February 14, 2015

The European Medicines Agency says that “Physicians should take certain precautions in prescribing the first-generation antihistamine hydroxyzine (Atarax) to minimize the drug’s risk for potentially fatal heart arrhythmias.”

Exactly what precautions can they take to minimize risk? Here’s a thought: DON’T PRESCRIBE THE DRUG IN THE FIRST PLACE. FIND SAFE ALTERNATIVES – LIKE MAGNESIUM! OR – GUESS WHAT? REALIZE THAT MANY DRUGS DEPLETE MAGNESIUM AND CAN CAUSE THESE FATAL ARRHYTHMIAS! YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD WANT TO KNOW!

Instead, drug researchers just scratch their heads about the escalating side effects of drugs and issue ineffective warnings, to cover themselves legally, so they can keep selling the drug. They leave it up to the doctor to prescribe these unsafe drugs and then doctors suffer the guilt of harming their patients. I’ve spoken about the extreme “job dissatisfaction” of doctors in “An Epidemic of Doctor Suicides.”

I’m convinced that the cardiovascular drug side effects we are seeing today are the result of giving more and more drugs to an increasingly magnesium-deficient population. As more people develop magnesium deficiency, there will be more drug side effects. Drugs deplete magnesium – especially fluoride drugs – making the heart vulnerable to arrhythmia. After all, the heard has the highest amount of magnesium in the whole body. We will never overcome drug side effects until magnesium is properly measured with research-grade ionic magnesium testing and people are taking therapeutic levels of highly absorbable magnesium such as my ReMag.

Google atrial fibrillation and you’ll find stories that warn of: “The Global Epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation,” (Circulation – Dec. 2013). Other articles warn that there is no cure for heart disease or atrial fibrillation. There are epidemics of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, migraine, anxiety, insomnia, muscle cramps – all because there is an underlying epidemic of magnesium deficiency. But instead of treating the cause – magnesium deficiency – the symptoms of magnesium deficiency are treated with more drugs.

What does Atarax treat? Anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, and pruritus. What mineral can do the job of treating these conditions quite nicely without any side effects? Magnesium.

Someone recently asked me why drug companies don’t add magnesium to their drugs to counter the side effects. I think if they did that would be admitting that they were causing magnesium deficiency in the first place. Also, some people would get the idea to just use magnesium and not the drug. Also, if they used magnesium drug manufacturers would choose magnesium oxide. It’s the cheapest form and it’s the main magnesium used in research but it’s only absorbed 4% of the time, so you can’t reach therapeutic levels before it causes diarrhea.

The choice to use magnesium is yours. This is my Valentine’s message to you: The Heart You Save May Be Your Own. When you use magnesium and find it helpful – be sure to tell everyone you know.

If you want to educate your doctor about magnesium – show them myMagnesium Miracle book. It’s loaded with scientific references showing the safety and efficacy of magnesium for dozens of health conditions. If you want to learn more about ReMag, go to RnA Reset and download the free eBook.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

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Allergic Rhinitis & Yeast

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, February 13, 2015

In a recent CME (continuing medical education) course we were given clinical practice guidelines to treat allergic rhinitis (AE) AKA hayfever. AR is defined as an inflammatory response of the nasal mucous membranes after inhaling an allergen, such as grass pollen, dust mites, or pet dander, which can trigger symptoms that can include runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, and itching.

The guidelines for treatment of AR don’t even bother to remind doctors to ask about allergen exposure and how to eliminate them but cut right to the chase and say the first line of treatment is steroid medication sprayed into your nasal passages. The next step in treatment is antihistamine pills.

It turns out that AR is extremely common – the 5th most common chronic disease in the US affecting 1 in 6 Americans. It is the most common disease in children. Medical costs of the condition run from $2-$5 billion – half of that amount goes to prescription drugs.

Here’s my take on hayfever. Our nasal mucus membranes, including nasal hair protect us from things we inhale so that they don’t irritate us. Three things can go wrong – we are in an environment with a lot of pollen, dust and dander or our nasal mucus membranes are dried out or already irritated and thus susceptible to inhaled allergens.

To deal with the first problem – use air cleaners during pollen season, vacuum more often and put the pets outside. The second problem, dried out mucus membranes, occurs in the winter when the heat is on, or in terribly hot and dry climates like parts of Arizona. My free Module on Nasal Lubrication in my Completement Now Online Wellness program will tell you how to overcome this problem. (Use the password – nose – to access in The Members Only Area.

The third problem, I call Leaky Nose that may go along with a Leaky Gut because yeast (Candida, fungal) organisms are irritating the mucus membranes of the nose and the gut. When the nasal passages are involved they make you susceptible to tobacco smoke, the cleaning products aisle of the grocery store, perfumes as well as pollen, dust and dander.

The unfortunate thing about treating hayfever with steroid sprays is that they encourage yeast overgrowth. And one commonly used spray, Nasacort, has an extra fluoride atom attached, which may create magnesium deficiency because fluoride binds to magnesium making it unavailable. Another nasal spray, Flonase, has 3 fluoride atoms.

When the mucus of allergic rhinitis builds up, it can block the sinuses and lead to sinusitis. The two conditions are commonly linked. When you have symptoms of sinusitis you usually end up on antibiotics. Antibiotics kill off good and bad bacteria allowing yeast to overgrow. But here is a real zinger that many of you may not know: According to the Mayo Clinic “most chronic sinus infections may be caused by an immune system response to fungi.” They say that “Our original study linking chronic rhinosinusitis to fungi in the nose, which was published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings in September 1999, has been reproduced and confirmed by a sinus center in Europe (ENT University Hospital in Graz, Austria). The evidence was so convincing that the National Institute of Health (NIH) has given Mayo Clinic a $2.5 million grant to further investigate the mechanisms behind this immunologic response to the fungi. There are currently 16 studies at Mayo Clinic Rochester to further investigate the role of fungi in inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract.”

It’s been over 15 years since the first study and, I guarantee that most doctors don’t have a clue that nasal and sinus symptoms are fungal-related. What do you do in the meantime? Go on a yeast free diet – Paleo is the closest. Take a good probiotic – Prescript Assist is the best. Eat antifungal foods – garlic, onions; drink pau d’arco antifungal tea. Take the Completement Formulas: ReAline to help detox yeast; ReMag for inflammation and much more; ReLyte for the immune system; and RnA Drops. We’ve had many testimonials where people eliminated their allergies when they began this approach.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

Should Kids Take Magnesium?


Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, October 1, 2010

Should kids take magnesium? Duh!! Of course they should. Kids can benefit immensely from getting enough magnesium in their amazing little bodies.

Let me give you an edited excerpt from my Magnesium Miracle book to set the stage.

“It’s not just adults who get anxious because of magnesium-deficient diets. Our children are also susceptible when their favorite foods are magnesium-deficient hot dogs, pizza, and soda. The stress in their lives – from peer pressure, academic and athletic performance pressures, worries about body image, the changes and hormonal fluctuations of puberty, exposure to negative events and violence through the media – also contributes. Even playing in a band (because of the loud noise) can be a risk factor! ADHD, autism, juvenile delinquency, and childhood depression are associated with magnesium deficiency, and some say these conditions can be caused by it.”

My favorite experience with kids and magnesium is in the ADHD and autism world. These kids can’t sleep, are constipated, experience twitching and spasming, irritability and moodiness – all symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Within days of taking magnesium, these kids are different. They are no longer constipated, they sleep better, they are calmer and more enjoyable to be with. It’s truly a miracle.

As for the safety of magnesium – there is no build up of magnesium in the body. If there is “too much” then they get the laxative effect which takes magnesium out of the body. But, don’t give a day’s worth of magnesium all at once. Spread it out. The best forms of magnesium for kids are:

  1. Magnesium Citrate Powder: You can find a powdered drink mix called Kids Calm at most health food stores. Add to water for a fizzy drink sweetened with organic stevia. For kids, the dosage begins at 1 tsp twice per day. You can get it half price online at http://www.vitacost.com.

  2. Magnesium Oil (2 ounces) or magnesium Flakes (2 cups) in a bath. When magnesium is absorbed through the skin this way it has very little laxative effect. It’s supersaturated magnesium chloride in distilled water. Or you can dilute the magnesium oil by half and spray all over you child’s body and then in a half hour shower it off. You can get both forms of magnesium at LL’s Magnetic Clay. While you’re at it get some Clay and put that in the bath to help with the detoxification process.

The Magnesium Miracle


The Magnesium Miracle
Carolyn Dean MD ND

Every day I hear another magnesium success story…

My editor for the UK edition of The Miracle of Magnesium told me that as soon as she read my manuscript she gave magnesium to a friend who had severe muscle cramps. Her friend had visited several doctors and nobody could diagnosis her condition or offer her relief. Magnesium helped her immediately.

My book agent’s brother can’t believe how much his energy has improved on magnesium and his wife’s menopausal symptoms are lifting since she began taking supplements.

And every day I also hear distressing stories about magnesium deficiency. Just today walking along the beach near my home I met an 80-year old gentleman who asked me to sit and talk. Julius said he used to walk up and down the beach like me but now his arthritis prevented him. But he said he only began having symptoms of arthritis after taking medication for slightly elevated cholesterol.

Instead of a diet and magnesium, his doctor immediately put him on a cholesterol-lowering drug. When he began developing pain, which was obviously from the drug, instead of stopping the drug and giving magnesium to lower cholesterol, to help detoxify the drug, and also lessen muscle cramps, his doctor gave him a strong pain medication. And then his ankles began to swell and Julius said his doctor gave him a diuretic!

And so the story goes, one drug causing symptoms that demand another drug. That’s what doctors learn about in medical school: drugs. They don’t learn about diet and nutrients, so it seems that all they know how to do is prescribe drugs. Julius said he was going to tell his doctor to change his cholesterol medication, which, by the way, in several years had only dropped his cholesterol of 205 to 185. I told him to go on a cholesterol-lowering diet and take magnesium. Even though Julius said he was mad about having to take the drugs and he wished he had been given a diet in the first place, Julius said he would have to ask his doctor before taking the magnesium. And my heart sank, because his doctor probably didn’t learn about magnesium supplementation in medical school and would probably say it’s unnecessary.

Doctors know potassium deficiency is a danger for people on diuretics but they don’t acknowledge that magnesium is also flushed out in equal measure. Magnesium deficiency goes undiagnosed and unrecognized because until recently there was no accurate blood test for magnesium. Patients are warned to take potassium supplements or eat oranges and bananas, but no advice is given about magnesium. Magnesium is not as readily available as potassium; it’s deficient in the soil and most fertilizers don’t contain magnesium, so most foods are lacking. Also cooking and processing foods depletes magnesium. It’s found in whole grains, greens, nuts and seeds, but most people don’t eat much, if any, of those foods.

And yet, for some reason doctors think that we get all our nutrients in our very SAD, Standard American Diet and they don’t recognize the need for nutrient supplementation. It all stems back to a medical education that is funded by drug companies that have no vested interest in promoting nutrients. Vitamins and minerals can’t be patented and are relatively inexpensive. My research for The Miracle of Magnesium reminded me that all the metabolic processes in the body, ALL OF THEM, depend on vitamins and minerals, which act as necessary co-factors. Magnesium itself is a co-factor and responsible for the function of 325 enzymes; is an absolute requirement for calcium to be incorporated into bone; keeps toxic chemicals out of the brain; dances with calcium to create nerve impulses and muscle impulses; keeps muscles relaxed, including the heart and blood vessels, and triggers dozens of health conditions if it is deficient.

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for magnesium is between 350 and 400 milligrams per day, which is just enough to ward off outright deficiency. But for optimal health and for the twenty-two conditions that are triggered by magnesium deficiency, perhaps twice as much magnesium is needed. One of the highest sources of magnesium is kelp, but one tsp. only has about 30 milligrams. One tablespoon of almonds has 33 milligrams. Because we probably don’t get nearly enough magnesium from out diet we have to investigate magnesium supplements.

I use several types of magnesium. However, I stopped using magnesium oxide in 2005 when I read a study that showed only 4 percent of the oxide form of magnesium is absorbed. That’s why magnesium oxide is a great laxative but if you want to stock up on magnesium you need to use other forms. I use magnesium citrate and magnesium taurate and also spray on magnesium oil after a shower. Magnesium oil is supersaturated magnesium chloride and because it’s used topically it doesn’t cause a laxative effect. And I find it really does work. I seem to have a very high requirement for magnesium and to get enough by mouth I can have a laxative reaction—but if I use magnesium oil, I only need to take half the amount of magnesium by mouth and therefore avoid loose stools.

You also have read labels when you buy magnesium products. For example a label may say magnesium taurate, or magnesium citrate, or magnesium glycinate, 500 milligrams, but when you look at the fine print on the back of the bottle you will notice the actual amount of magnesium is much less. The actual amount of magnesium in 500 mg of magnesium glycinate is 50 mg. Companies that make chelated minerals like magnesium glycinate and magnesium taurate claim that chelates are more readily absorbed. That may be the case, but how you tell is if they have less of a laxative effect.

The best way to tell if you are getting enough magnesium is the “bowel test”. You know when you have too much magnesium when your stools become loose. This, in fact, may be a blessing for people with constipation and is one of the many ways magnesium deficiency manifests. But, if you are like me and still get a Charlie horse or a heart palpitation when you don’t have enough magnesium, then reach for the magnesium oil.
The only contraindications to magnesium are caused in people with outright kidney failure, bowel obstruction, Myasthenia gravis, or heart block. Also, if you have a heart condition you may find that taking magnesium can lessen the need for heart medication and you should be under doctor’s supervision to guide this process.

The following 22 medical areas that magnesium deficiency triggers or causes have all been scientifically proven. However, since the publication of The Miracle of Magnesium people have sent me magnesium success stories that go beyond the following list. I’ve been told that magnesium has caused skin to become smooth, gums to heal, and improvements in sexual response. In the next edition of my book I’ll present updated research on the ability of magnesium to lower cholesterol in the same way as statin drugs but without the side effects. There is also evidence that magnesium is important for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. As I say in the book, if there you are able to only take one supplement—make sure it’s magnesium!

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Magnesium Deficiency Triggers or Causes
The Following Conditions:

  1. Anxiety and Panic attacks- Magnesium (Mg) normally keeps adrenal stress hormones under control.
  2. Asthma- Both histamine production and bronchial spasms increase with Mg deficiency.
  3. Blood clots- Mg has an important role to play in preventing blood clots and keeping the blood thin-much like aspirin but without the side effects.
  4. Bowel disease- Mg deficiency slows down the bowel causing constipation, which could lead to toxicity and malabsorption of nutrients, as well as colitis.
  5. Cystitis- Bladder spasms are worsened by Mg deficiency.
  6. Depression-Serotonin, which elevates moods, is dependent on Mg. A Mg-deficient brain is also more susceptible to allergens, foreign substances that can cause symptoms similar to mental illness.
  7. Detoxification- Mg is crucial for the removal of toxic substances and heavy metals such as aluminum and lead.
  8. Diabetes- Mg enhances insulin secretion, facilitating sugar metabolism. Without Mg insulin is not able to transfer glucose into cells. Glucose and insulin build up in the blood causing various types of tissue damage.
  9. Fatigue- Mg-deficient patients commonly experience fatigue because dozens of enzyme systems are under-functioning. An early symptom of Mg deficiency is frequently fatigue.
  10. Heart disease- Mg deficiency is common in people with heart disease. Mg is administered in hospitals for acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmia. Like any other muscle, the heart muscle requires Mg. Mg is also used to treat angina, or chest pain.
  11. Hypertension- With insufficient Mg, spasm of blood vessels and high cholesterol occur, both of which lead to blood pressure problems.
  12. Hypoglycemia- Mg keeps insulin under control; without Mg episodes of low blood sugar can result.
  13. Insomnia- Sleep-regulating melatonin production is disturbed without sufficient Mg.
  14. Kidney Disease- Mg deficiency contributes to atherosclerotic kidney failure. Mg deficiency creates abnormal lipid levels and worsening blood sugar control in kidney transplant patients.
  15. Liver Disease leading to liver failure- Mg deficiency commonly occurs during liver transplantation.
  16. Migraine- Serotonin balance is Mg-dependent. Deficiency of serotonin can result in migraine headaches and depression.
  17. Musculoskeletal conditions- Fibrositis, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, eye twitches, cramps and chronic neck and back pain may be caused by Mg deficiency and can be relieved with Mg supplements.
  18. Nerve problems- Mg alleviates peripheral nerve disturbances throughout the whole body, such as migraines, muscle contractions, gastrointestinal spasms, and calf, foot and toe cramps. It is also used in treating central nervous symptoms of vertigo and confusion.
  19. Obstetrics and Gynecology- Mg prevents Premenstrual Syndrome; prevents dysmenorrhea (cramping pain during menses); is important in the treatment of infertility; and alleviates premature contractions, preeclampsia, and eclampsia in pregnancy. Intravenous Mg is given in obstetrical wards for pregnancy-induced hypertension and to lessen the risk of cerebral palsy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Mg should be a required supplement for pregnant mothers.
  20. Osteoporosis- Use of calcium with Vitamin D to enhance calcium absorption without a balancing amount of Mg causes further Mg deficiency, which triggers a cascade of events leading to bone loss.
  21. Raynaud’s Syndrome- Mg helps relax the spastic blood vessels that cause pain and numbness of the fingers.
  22. Tooth decay- Mg deficiency causes an unhealthy balance of phosphorus and calcium in saliva, which damages teeth. Material excerpted from Dean, Carolyn. The Miracle of Magnesium (2003 Ballantine Books: New York, NY), 2003. pp. 5-7.

A test for cellular magnesium called EXATEST is available at www.exatest.com.

High blood pressure due to congested liver


1. Liver functions, liver disease, and liver cleanse

Constant fatigue, age-related vision and memory loss

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The liver is our body’s most important organ after the heart, performing many important functions including metabolism, detoxification, and formation of important compounds including blood clotting factors.  It also filters, regulates, and stores blood.  Stress, poor diet, and over-medication are common problems in our “civilized” lifestyle.  These may lead to stress and functional damage to the liver.  As a result, “sluggish” liver has become a common ailment.  It may affect memory, sleep, thyroid, body weight, and other body functions.

Both estrogen and androgen stimulate cell division.  Elevated levels of these hormones may lead to abnormal cell growth such as womens’ uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, breast cysts, and breast cancer or mens’ prostate enlargement and prostate cancer.  Since the liver is the principal organ which removes these hormones, its failure to remove them efficiently often leads to their accumulation in the body and is a major cause of the above diseases.

It has been known for thousands of years in China that liver problems are the source of many ailments.  However, hormonal imbalances are still little understood in Chinese medicine.  As a result, most womens’ problems are treated for blood and energy stagnation.  “Blood moving” herbs such as Don Quei, licorice, and ginseng are frequently used for reducing stagnation and stimulating circulation without realizing their effect on estrogen levels. These herbs may initially help improve circulation, but the elevated estrogen levels can eventually make the problem worse.

Liver functions

The liver is the most important organ after the heart.  It performs hundreds of functions including:

  1. Circulation: transfer of blood from portal to systemic circulation, activity of the liver’s reticulo-endothelial system (kupffer cells) in the immune system. The liver stores and regulates the blood and is responsible for nourishing every cell in our body.  Every part of the body depends on blood from the liver for nourishment and sustenance.
  2. Excretion: formation and secretion of bile for digestion and cleansing of blood; removal of ammonia from blood; excretion of substances filtered from the blood by the liver such as heavy metals or dyes.
  3. Metabolism: carbohydrate, protein, lipid (fat), mineral and vitamin metabolism; manufacturing and storage of many nutrients such as glucose and vitamins; production of heat through metabolism.
  4. Protection and detoxification: removal of foreign bodies from the blood (phagocytosis); detoxification by conjugation, methylation, oxidation and reduction.
  5. Production; formation of urea, serum albumin, glycogen and blood coagulating proteins such as prothrombin, fibrinogen and heparin; erythrocyte (red blood cells) destruction.
  6. Regulation of hormones: inactivation and elimination of hormones through the bile or urine.  Since estrogen and androgen are both growth hormones which stimulate cell division, elevation of their levels in the blood due to the liver’s failure to remove them efficiently can cause their accumulation in tissue.  This in turn may lead to abnormal growths such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, breast cysts and breast cancer, prostate enlargement or prostate cancer.  Excessive estrogen is also the most common cause of painful menstruations.

The liver also regulates body functions which affect emotional and mental activities.  In a diseased condition, the liver’s blood storage and regulatory functions are affected, and bleeding or clots can result.  When liver blood is deficient, nourishment to tendons and blood vessels is curtailed, the joints become stiff, and muscles become spasmodic and numb.  Blood deficiency in the liver may even lead to stroke, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, deafness, fainting or convulsion.  When the liver blood is so deficient that it cannot nourish the eyes, night blindness or blurring may result.  If the liver is affected by stress or unhappy feelings, its vitality may be repressed and the sides hurt, and hiccups or hernia may develop.  The bowels may become constipated and sleep may be disturbed causing nightmare or insomnia [2].

The liver is the most emotion sensitive organ and its weakness is often connected to emotional sensitivity.  Individuals who are emotionally sensitive are more prone to weak liver even if they do not have a poor diet or are not taking medication regularly.

“The liver causes heart attacks” (Reference 3)

The structural position of the liver as a bridge between the returning blood from the digestive system and the lower part of the body to the heart makes the liver an important organ for the health of the heart. A weakened and swollen or congested liver can obstruct the venous blood flow to the heart causing heart palpitations or even heart attacks (see reference 3).  In other words a healthy liver is essential for maintaining an adequate amount of blood flow to the heart and the heart can only pump the blood it receives.

Age-related vision and memory loss: the importance of the liver

According to Chinese medicine, the liver and kidneys are the organs that “age” us.  That is why almost all longevity herbs used in Chinese medicine are liver and kidney tonics.  Without a clean, efficient liver and healthy kidneys, blood is not filtered clean. “Dirty” blood, loaded with toxins or waste products, is heavier and more sluggish.  This causes poor circulation and reduced capacity to carry oxygen and nutrients.  As a result, tissue and organ cells are undernourished.  If this condition persists the cells will deteriorate and inevitably age.  The eye and brain cells are especially affected because the blood has to flow against gravity to reach them.  In an article on Alzheimer disease in the January 1988 issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, malfunction of the liver and kidneys was mentioned as one of the causes leading to Alzheimer disease.  Brain tumour, which physically blocks blood flow to the brain, was also cited as one of the causes.

The brain is only 2% of our body weight, yet it needs 20% of our oxygen supply.  If the toxin-loaded blood from a weak liver has limited capacity to carry oxygen, the brain cells are affected most.

I was born with a photographic memory, but I lost it at the age of 17.  Up to the age of 16, I could remember every single word in textbooks that I glanced through just once.  I was surprised to learn that I could not do that any more before I finished my high school.  Looking back, my very stressful childhood must have congested my liver and my inadequately filtered blood had difficulty flowing up to my brain to nourish my cells.  The fact that I fainted in school at the age of 11 indicated that my blood flow to my brain was already sluggish even at an early age.  As the years went by with stressful life, my memory kept going down hill and reached the bottom at age 47, the year that I was diagnosed with badly congested liver.  When I cleansed out my liver and gallbladder, changed my diet and started doing daily morning exercise, my memory improved.  I don’t think I will get my photographic memory back, but I did gain back some of my memory power and stopped its deterioration.

Constant Fatigue

When blood is loaded with toxins due to a weak and inefficient liver, there is limited capacity for the blood to carry oxygen and nutrients which are necessary for energy production.  The result is constant fatigue.  A clean and efficient liver which produces cleaner blood would help energy production because clean blood can carry more oxygen and nutrients.  Clean blood is also lighter; it flows better and results in better blood circulation.

Liver problems: liver congestion and stagnation

Liver congestion and stagnation are common liver problems.  Yet conventional medicine does not understand them and has no test to detect them.  In hepatitis or liver inflammation, liver enzyme levels in the blood are elevated because of the ruptured liver cells which contain high contents of liver enzymes.  However, in liver congestion or stagnation, liver cells are still intact and liver enzyme levels in blood are normal.  Therefore normal clinical tests which rely on liver enzyme levels as a measure of liver condition cannot detect liver congestion or stagnation.

I had blood tests performed a few months before I was diagnosed with badly congested liver by a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner.  These tests showed no abnormal liver condition because they simply could not detect liver congestion.  I never knew I had liver problems until the Chinese doctor correctly diagnosed my congested liver condition.  This was the turning point for my health problems. When my liver became healthy again through a lengthy journey of self-healing (see the Liver cleansing section below), most of my chronic health problems disappeared.

According to Chinese medicine, all internal organs work as a team in the body; the liver is considered the “General” or “Chief of Staff:”.  Unfortunately, many of our modern prescription drugs are damaging to the liver or kidneys.  Over the counter drugs such as painkillers can also cause liver toxicity.  Therefore it is not surprising that many people over the age of 50 develop liver weakness or toxicity.  Even among healthy people who are not dependent on drugs, the liver has been filtering blood day and night throughout life without being “cleansed”.  Over the years, circulating blood has deteriorated in quality which goes unnoticed. The end result is often a feeling of sluggishness and heaviness due to poor circulation. Studies linking liver damage to excessive or long-term use of painkillers have been reported.

I come from a family with weak livers.  My father died of a stroke at the age of 59.  It was very likely related to liver problems as he had been diagnosed as having a weak liver.  My uncle became quite sick at the age of 67.  His extremities were dark in colour due to poor blood supply and he was very tired and weak. He went to see a western medical doctor and was told that he was beyond help and would not live much longer.  He decided to seek a second opinion from a traditional Chinese medical doctor who prescribed a liver cleansing herb (Chinese Gentian) which purges the liver.  He is now over 90 and is still healthy.

Weakening of the liver and eventual toxicity are usually slow processes.  In many cases the only sign of liver weakness is poor digestion and low energy level.  Most people pass this off as something that happens with age.  As a result they do little or nothing about it until it is too late.  Fortunately, nature has endowed our liver with excellent regenerative powers.  If we are able to understand the early signs of degeneration, we have an excellent chance of restoring it to optimal functioning with proper care.

Liver cleansing

The liver is the most important organ for hormone regulation. Because of my weak liver, I had severe hormone imbalance resulting in many “women’s problems”.  Although the Chinese medicine practitioner correctly diagnosed my congested liver condition, his treatment actually made my problems worse! He prescribed several herbs including Dong Quei, licorice and ginseng which contain plant estrogens. Although these had beneficial effects initially because they improved my blood circulation, the plant estrogens eventually aggravated my hormone imbalance problems.  I realized Chinese medicine does not understand hormones and conventional medicine also offers no help for my chronic liver congestion problems.  I therefore decided to treat myself, using my combined knowledge of clinical chemistry and Chinese herbs.

At first I tried several commonly used liver cleansing herbs such as dandelion, chrysanthemum and Swedish Bitters.  Dandelion and chrysanthemum were too weak.  Swedish Bitters helped for about 3 weeks but my condition became actually worse because there are 3 herbs in it which contain plant estrogens.  I searched Chinese herbal medicine literature (including some ancient Chinese texts) on liver remedies.  Several herbs are mentioned as beneficial to the liver including Coptis, Gentian, Self-Heal and ScutellariaChinese Gentian (Lung-tan Tsao) has been known for thousands of years to be useful in the treatment of fever, rheumatism and general debility.  It is also said to benefit the liver, aid digestion, strengthen the memory and give lightness and elasticity to the body.  It is primarily used in the treatment of acute hepatitis, acute conjunctivitis, acute tonsillitis, jaundice and most liver disorders (Ref. 2, 5 ).  It is also helpful in alleviating “sluggish liver” which can be caused by hormone therapy, medications or other problems such as stress or poor diets.

I recalled my uncle’s very positive experience with the herb Chinese Gentian and decided to try it.  From my research, I knew that the Chinese herbBupleurum increases “energy flow” in the liver.  I decided to use a combination of Chinese Gentian and Bupleurum prepared in an alcoholic tincture. I reasoned that alcohol is a better carrier than water for the herbs through the liver because the liver detoxifies water-insoluble toxins for which alcohol is a better solvent. Within a few months of using this mixture in conjunction with daily morning exercise and diet control, I experienced significant improvement as judged by reduction in menstrual pain from endometriosis, arthritic pain, stiffness and improved quality of sleep.  This improvement was gradual but steady.

I then came across information on apple juice fasting and olive oil/lemon juice liver and gallbladder cleansing.  I decided to give it a try.  The result was dramatic.  After just the first cleanse, my pains, allergies and arthritis all disappeared.  Apparently, malic acid in apple juice is excellent in dissolving the stagnant bile accumulated in the liver.  I was really amazed by the amount of stagnant bile driven out by the apple juice.  Details of the apple juice fasting and olive oil/lemon juice cleansing procedures are given in gallbladder flushing.

After my experience, a friend of mine who had gallstones for years decided to try this liver and gallbladder cleansing procedure. She did not get any result the first time.  There was one difference between her procedure and mine.  She did not use the Chinese Gentian and Bupleurum tincture before the cleansing, like I did.  I reasoned she probably had a congested liver (many people with gallstones are likely to have congested livers) which made it difficult for the apple juice to penetrate. She took my advice and used the Chinese Gentian and Bupleurum tincture for about one month before her second cleansing.  This time it was successful.

Bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. When the gallbladder is occupied by stones, it tends to “overflow”, backing up in the liver and spilling out into the rest of your system.  I have subsequently prepared the Chinese Gentian and Bupleurum tincture in commercial form (called “Chinese Bitters”).  For certain conditions such as gallstone problems or absence of gallbladder (removal by surgery), it is best used in conjunction with another herbal tincture called Coptis which stimulates bile flow.

Restoring my liver health

Nutritional deficiency is a common problem for individuals with liver disorders. Most nutrients pass through the body without being assimilated if the liver is weak.  I was taking many vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements for years without any effect.  My improvement came only after my liver was cleansed and strengthened.  It was after my experience that I realized that supplements taken by individuals with weak livers may end up as waste products for the body to dispose because the supplements cannot be digested or assimilated.

As described above, I restored my liver to health in less than a year by cleansing it with Chinese Bitters, by liver and gallbladder flush and by eliminating all liver and kidney weakening foods such as white flour, white sugar, caffeine, chocolate, deep fried foods, all citrus fruits, tomato, banana, cold drinks and foods which chill the liver and kidneys.  I took supplements or foods rich in Vitamin B’s, C and minerals to nourish my organs and used the various Chinese herbs to increase “Chi” (energy flow) in the liver. I also perform daily morning exercises which involve stretching and deep breathing, based on an exercise regimen widely practiced in Taiwan called Y-Dan (a simple and easy to learn alternative to Tai Chi with only 19 movements).  A video DVD that provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions on Y-Dan is available for ordering.

Exercise stimulates blood circulation. When blood circulates better, all organs function better.  Stretching and deep breathing kind of exercises early in the morning provide the most benefit for anyone with sluggish liver.  According to Chinese medicine, the liver works hard to filter our blood between 1 to 3 am during our sleep.  A fair amount of blood may be still retained in the liver when we wake up in the morning if the liver is congested.  Early morning exercises help to bring the blood out of the liver into the circulating system.  One of the symptoms for the excess blood retained in the liver is waking up in the morning with stiffness or numbness in the fingers or dizziness due to lack of blood circulation.

Because of my high estrogen levels, I also had to avoid foods or herbs that have estrogenic activities such as Don Quei, Licorice, Ginseng, Royal Jelly, fennel, anise, flaxseed oil, clover, red clover, evening primrose oil, etc.  I avoided taking all pharmaceutical drugs because most of them are weakening or damaging to the liver or kidneys.

Stress congests the liver and constricts the blood vessels.  It causes poor blood flow and the whole body becomes sluggish. Furthermore, it is believed in Chinese medicine that anger (especially suppressed anger) injures the liver, grief injures the lungs, fear or fright injures the kidneys and worry injures the spleen. As mentioned earlier, all these organs support each other and work together.  Disharmonies in one of these organs tend to produce an imbalance in the corresponding emotions and vice versa.

According to Chinese medicine, cold and raw vegetables such as salads tend to weaken the spleen unless the individuals who consume them are robust and strong (“Yang” type person).  This could be the reason why many vegetarians look pale because of their weak spleen although Vitamin B12 deficiency may also be responsible. Also, most vegetarians eat a lot of salad, even though cooked vegetables are better to eat.  One of the common signs of weak spleen is dry lips or frequent thirst.  Chronic diarrhea or loose bowel may be another sign of weak spleen.  Since the spleen is an important organ for red cell production, weak spleen is a common cause of anemia, especially in cases that do not respond to iron supplements.

I suffered from heart palpitations since my early teenage years. I fainted for the first time in my life in school at the age of eleven.  It was due to a hereditary weak heart according to the doctor who saw me.  He warned me that I might faint easily throughout my life.  He was right in that prediction: I fainted more than 10 times in my life.  But I have not fainted again ever since the health of my liver was restored at age 47, and my heart palpitations disappeared as well.

When my liver became healthier my vision also improved and is actually better than it was in 1989 when I was still suffering from liver congestion. I had never used eyeglasses at any time during my life and I still don’t need them.  The Chinese have a saying: “The liver opens into the eyes.  When the liver is harmonized, the eyes can distinguish the five colors”.  Clean and nutrient-rich blood from a healthy, efficient liver can flow easily and nourish the eye tissues better.  Stimulation of blood flow to the eyes by massaging also helps.  I massage the pressure points for blood circulation to the eyes twice daily, morning and night when I lie flat in bed.  In this position blood does not have to flow against gravity.

I am in my mid-70s now and I can still read without reading glasses, although I do have difficulty reading very small print.

References:

  1. Harper, H.A., Review of Physiological Chemistry, 14th ed., Lange Medical Publications (1973).
  2. A Barefoot Doctor’s Manual, the American translation of the official Chinese Paramedical Manual, Running Press, Philadelphia (1990).
  3. Neufeld, W.P., MD The Liver Causes Heart Attack, Morning Dawn Publishing Company, Surrey, B.C., Canada (1987).
  4. Selkurt, E.E. (editor), Physiology, 2nd edition, Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1966).
  5. Chinese Medicinal Herbs, compiled by Li Shih-Chen, translated by F. Porter Smith, M.D., and G.A. Stuart, M.D., Georgetown Press, San Francisco (1973).

Do you have high blood pressure and kidney problems. Increase your potassium intake


Assalaamu alykum. Below is an interesting article.

I try to stay alive and not to fall in recurrent epileptic type fits with spikes of high blood pressure and swamping palpitations. Not that long ago i tried again an holistic approach to regain my health after the RECURRING high blood pressure, internal bleedings, uterus tum ores, never ending vertigo, weakness, collapsing , etc, did overpower my imaani and physical state.

 

Repeatedly i asked why i urinated so excessively and had spurts of severe palpitations, panic , high blood pressure?

i did suspects low potassium and MINnerals and high sodium after having gone through this with one previous hakeem treatment and homeopathic treatments.

but both, and western medical practice as well, had no clue and everybody told me a different thing: you have low blood pressure, malaria, low blood sugar, low HB….. but Nobody ever believed me that i had kidney problems , besides the hakeem who destroyed my kidney health further by pumping steroid in his medicines, diagnoses me wrong , did salt washes for my kidney and liver cleanse etc to rid my body of toxins. but i became severely malnourished and depleted of all minerals besides sodium chloride.

eVERY DOC , SPECIALTY HAKEEM PROHIBITED ME FROM TAKING ANY SUPPLEMENTS OF THE MINERALS AND IRON I HAVE LOST SO MUCH , THUS RUINING MY HEALTH FURTHER.

i tried to see many different doctors and get tests done, which is very difficult if one has not the means to do and neither any family support.

tHE LAST HAKEEM DID NOT EVEN DARE TO CHECK ONCE IN 3 MONTH OF HIS TREATMENT MY LAB RESULTS OR BLOOD PRESSURE AND PALPITATIONS I COMPLAINED aLL THE TIME ABOUT.  hE SIMPLY STATED ITS ALL DUE TO CHRONIC SINUS. THAT’S WHY YOU FAINT, HAVE NO STRENGHT, HAVE PALPITATIONS, ETC… BULL SHIT

so this time , almost 3 month ago . the high blood pressure, palpitations, seizures and internal; bleeding almost killed me. But again i have been told its a kidney infection. this time trusting again another hakeem to get natural treatment as the previous years  my body has been destroyed by steroid treatment for asthma, which i found out i never had but a slipped dics which blocked the breathing center and a displaced belly button.

 

So i had been treated for more than 2 month with salt . large amount and had been prohibited to consume natural salta any kind but told yo use common table salts. I had been told i have chronic sinus and kidney infection thats why my blood pressure is high, i have breathing problems and palpitations.( i mentioned i had low potassium and high sodium when i came. so what did he do. put more sodium in me)

After some weeks i did experience after some  initially betterment, the same fall back as with the previous hakeem, homeopathic doctors, western medicine.

Myu dizziness, panic, palpitations, breathlessness, severe muscle cramps tight chest , etc. came back even wrth. i kept arguing with the hakeem and docs that i think my calcium, magnesium, potassium is too low.

but all said a different thing and rebuffed me. despite me having shown blood test. So this time our hakeem kicked m\e out his office after i said the mentioned problems are k\not leaving despite his f\diet( no milk and milk products, no potassium rich fruits and vegetables, no fish , eggs, fried, sweets, etc. just papaya and musambi, as its winter and everything else will make me very sick.) i kept telling him since his treatment of purging me and excessive urination i keep breaking my teeth, loose my teeth, developed cavities, get cramps, weaker, etc.ment. i have a lab test showing exactly what i feared.

 

the hakeem treatment and extensive use of licorice and salt in stomach and kidney preparations  .depleted me of potassium and stressed my liver and kidney even more, cause increase of uterine tumors and bleedings and my blood pressure spikes .( my liver , spleen kidneys  etc have been severely damaged by homeopathic treatments before the visit to the last doctor. i ended up with huge uterus tumors, lead poisoning, internal bleedings so i had to stay on a even stricter diet.)

The hakeem stated its Congestion and navel displacement. i have a lab test showing exactly what i feared. the hakeem treatment and extensive use of licorice and salt in stomach and kidney preparations  .depleted me of potassium and stressed my liver and kidney even more, cause increase of uterine tumors and bleedings and my blood pressure spikes .

needless to say. I DO NOT TRUST MY LIFE AND HEALTH ANYMORE IN THE HANDS OF ANY HAKEEM, DOCTOR OR HOMEOPATH OR DENTIST.

 

I request dua from this ummat for my recovery and strength of imaan to deal with whatever Allah has decreed for me. 10 years i battle  life threatening conditions and stupid doctors of various fields. i listen to my brothers and sisters to trust doctors and seek medical care. but results are further damaging. May allah forgive me sinner and increase us all with ilm of deen and imaan and grant us all aafiyah.

 

Wa salaam

Written by Dr. Mahendra Prasad
Potassium is widely distributed in the body fluid. An average amount of 4 gm of Potassium is present in the diet. Potassium is easily absorbed. Daily Recommended Potassium 3,500 mg.
It helps in contraction of muscle, maintain in acidity & alkalinity, help in heart function, energy production & sensation in nerve muscles. One of the main functions of potassium is to help your body maintain the proper level of calcium by binding it to your bones, decreasing the risk of osteoporosis. It also helps remove any surplus potassium through your urine. People with low potassium levels are more prone to develop kidney stones.
In addition to helping manage your nervous and circulatory system, people with a normal potassium level usually have lower blood pressure and less likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
Nearly all foods have some potassium, so if you eat awell balanced diet your daily potassium levelshould be just fine.However if your blood potassium levels are low then there are many foods, fruits and vegetables, which will help you raise your potassium.
Bananas: Bananas are everyone’s first choice when they need a potassium rich food. The yellow South American fruit has approximately 550mgs of potassium per medium sized fruit. Although bananas can be eaten baked in bread or mixed into a pudding, you will get the maximum amount of potassium just by eating the banana raw or cut into pieces and mixed in your cereal.
Papaya: Another fruit that is an excellent source of potassium is the papaya. Just one eighth ounce papaya has 936 mg of potassium. In addition to being a food that is potassium rich food, the papaya also helps prevent cancer and easing ulcer pain. The papin in papayas helps cure all sorts of digestive problems.
Cabbage: One cup of cooked cabbage will provide your body with 277mg of potassium. Eating cabbage is also an excellent way to maintain your ocular health. Cabbage has also been useful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
Additional potassium rich foods include; skim milk, apples, low-fat yogurt, peanuts, peanut butter, mushrooms, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, ice cream, pumpkin, and raisins.
Importance of Potassium Rich Foods: If you follow a healthy, well-balanced, and plentiful diet of foods high in potassium, it is not likely that you will need to worry about suffering from mineral imbalance. Potassium is naturally found in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products, meat, poultry & fish foods. A number of potassium supplements are available in the market, and quite a few people include these in their daily regimen.
Some people, of course, don’t have much choice. Various ailments deem it necessary for them to monitor their potassium intake, and so it is necessary for them to take supplements which inform them about the exact amount of potassium that is daily ingested.
Athletes and other sports people also require potassium supplements. If you exercise vigorously, keep in mind that sweating brings mineral imbalance and you should take frequent breaks to refuel depleting potassium levels with electrolyte drinks and energy bars.
What foods are high in potassium? Aside from the aforementioned cantaloupe, potassium rich foods include: Bananas, Oranges, Apricots, Avocado, Strawberries, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Cabbage, Cauliflower, mushrooms, Brussels, Turmeric, Parsley, Spinach, Broccoli, Halibut.
Potassium is a mineral salt (electrolyte) that is essential for maintaining the balance of pH levels in our body fluids. It plays an important role in regulating our blood pressure; bone mass, nervous system, muscle function, heart, kidney and adrenal functions. Low levels of potassium can cause potassium deficiency and bring on a whole host of health problems. People with a potassium deficiency are said to be suffering from Hypokalemia. There are number of causes that can bring on potassium deficiency. The usual suspects are a poor or inadequate diet that required potassium rich food. People with diabetes and kidney problems are also likely to suffer from mineral imbalance.
You will know that you are deficient in potassium if you find yourself experiencing an overall weakness and seem to be constantly fatigued. You are also likely to have trouble concentrating on your daily tasks, and may have difficulty with muscular coordination. Potassium deficiency can lead to high blood pressure problems, hypertension, strokes, and heart irregularities.

Lecturer (Kriya sharer)
State Ayurvedic College & Hospital
Atarra (Banda) 210201
Ph. 09451137684
E-mail-mprasadmahendra5@gmail.com