Yes, to Life and Yes to Living / Ray Kurzweil Hacks His Body / Sept. 3 (Tuesday) is the First Day of Fall Semester

                                   They say YES.

To understand the Song
of tiny feathered Heart,
and reflect upon
the music of his
magical moment,
is to understand Life.
As the beautiful Birds sing
and flutter around
you,
they say YES.

Yes,
to Life.
And Yes
to Living.

If
we pause long enough,
and truly listen
to the sensations of
Hearts,
we no longer decipher
this World
by thought,
but by feeling
and finally knowing,
knowing we belong
in the Beautiful Web
of Life.

                                           We belong.

All
Living Things
are elegantly interdependent
and connected to
everything.

There is
so much Beauty
in this World,
your Heart
cannot comprehend
the profound awe and wonder
of it.

There are deeper forces
at play.
.
Go outside.
Go into God’s World.
Close your eyes.
.

Listen.
Just listen,
and your Heart will see –
a larger perception of
Reality
abides all around
the Dream
that is you
and me.

There is Magic
in the moment
you discover
the Spiritual Nature
in the Wisdom
of Being.

It is simple.
Remove yourself
from the constraints
and the linear constructions
created by the feeble mind
of our kind.

A far greater Love
than we can even imagine,
has Lovingly crafted and created
truly meaningful moments
for YOU.

And the journey,
My Friend,
is effortless,
like Magic.

Simply go
into the Natural World
created by God.
Sit quietly
under the shade
of His beautiful Tree.
It is simply a matter
of listening,
hearing, feeling
and sensing
what is all around
YOU.

The dark shadows
of our thoughts
can be confusing,
chaotic,
irrelevant.

Stop searching
your mind
for somewhere to go,
something to discover,
something to figure out.
The clarity
we seek,
we need not
look for.
It will find
YOU.

                    It will find YOU.

My Dear Friends,
the awareness
of our kinship
with all of Nature
is long overdue.
It is a relationship
that reaches beyond
Mankind
and extends everywhere.

It is not bounded
by the dimensions
of our species.
It connects
with kindred currents
and ancestral rivers,
visible
and invisible.
.
Shift
from experiencing Life,
to truly Living
in the flow.
Allow the Love
of God
to flow through you,
and all around
you.

When
our precious Hearts
feel the Loving flow
of this beautiful Universe,
we are open
and aware
centered
in the here and now,
and forever more.

We no longer
expect
anything.
What we feel
is more real,
than real.

With no expectations,
our fragile Human Hearts
gently flow
to a deeper state of
Being.

The Universe God created
always
responds to our deep need
to leave our thoughts
and allow the Love
in our Hearts
to flow out
to all
Creation.

So often
we get into
our own way.
We never open
the door
to the most magnificent Gift
that is before
us.

We fail
to explore
the Wisdom
hiding all around
us.
Everything that Lives
has something of value
to share with
you.

As a young Child,
we learned to label
the World.
In trusting others
and not ourselves,
we learned
to color our feelings
about everything
around us.

                      Everything we see is a mirror.

We came to forget
what we instinctively
always knew,
that every Creature in this World
was a beautiful Living Being,
with its own
feelings,
and Hope
for the future.

We failed
to find Wonder,
Knowledge and Insight
and pure Delight,
in the Magic of the moment
we were with them.

All
Living Things
are Beautiful Instruments
through which
the Mind of the Universe
feels,
and thinks
and speaks
and acts.

We
are ALL
instruments
in a vast Cosmic Orchestra,
essential
to the harmonious and complementary
playing of the
Whole.

So very often,
the Creatures God Created
that we fear the most,
or hate,
are the ones that offer
the greatest lessons
for our own personal
growth.

And
this includes
other people.

But,
in remembering our connection
to ALL things Living,
we begin to realize
that everything we see
is a mirror
to our own deeper
Being.

Our Mother,
this Earth,
has dressed Herself up
for a command performance
with the Stars,
arrayed upon the black
of night,
and entwined in Her Hair.
She will forgive you
for not taking
the Time
to know
Love is there,
and everywhere.

“While
with an Eye
made quiet
by the Power of Harmony,
and the deeper Power
of JOY,
we see into
the Life of Things.”
William Wordsworth

We
are One.

Goodnight.

                     Entwined in Her Hair.

Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil Hacks His Body With These

Ray Kurzweil has many followers. Some call him a prophet.

Over a decade ago, Ray Kurzweil predicted that, within decades, we will have medical nanorobots, now called nanodocs, swimming through our veins keeping us healthy. In a 2007 essay in the Guardian, Kurzweil made the following prediction:

“Within a couple of decades, we will have ‘nanobots’ in our blood stream, basically small robots the size of blood cells, that will keep us healthy at the cellular and molecular level.” Kurzweil later added, “These devices will be a billion times more powerful than they are today in 25 years, and will continue the accelerating path to radical life extension.”

Ray Kurzweil made that prediction back in 2007, and his prophecy is becoming a reality, at least in the treatment of solid-tumor cancer. According to a recent report on bacteriobots, a physician in Montreal may be the first to treat cancer patients with tumor-killing nanorobots.
Futurist, Heal Thyself.

Kurzweil was diagnosed with high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes when only 35. The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes was a wake-up call for Ray, so he read up on the latest nutritional research, went on a diet and cut his fat intake. All that hard work paid off for Ray Kurzweil, who says he reversed both his diabetes and high cholesterol,
losing 40 pounds in the process.

Immortality Isn’t Easy for Ray Kurzweil

As reported by the Financial Times (FT.com), the futurist used to eat 250 pills a day. Now, he’s down to 100. In an interview a few years back, Kurzweil told the Financial Times’s Caroline Daniel that he spends “a few thousand dollars per year” on vitamins and supplements. According to press reports, Kurzweil also spends one day a week in a doctor’s office, receiving intravenous longevity treatments in a bid to live forever.

In addition to taking vitamins and supplements, Ray also eats a healthy diet, rich in plant compounds called phytonutrients. According to Caroline Daniel, his breakfast includes berries, dark chocolate infused with espresso, smoked salmon and mackerel, vanilla soy milk, porridge and green tea.

If the supplement plan doesn’t work, Ray Kurzweil has a backup plan. The outspoken futurist has signed up to for cryonics. Kurzweil joins other notables such as SENS Foundation’s Aubrey de Grey on the member list of the cryonics firm Alcor. Ray Kurzweil has arranged for the cryopreservation of his body shortly after death, with the hopes of being revived when medical science has found a cure for whatever felled him.
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                            Ray Kurzweil’s Supplement List

Most of the items on this list come from Kurzweil’s book, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever, published back in 2005 when Ray was taking 250 supplements a day. The list has been updated to include the supplements vinpocetine, vitamin D, and alkaline water, recently added to Kurzweil’s list, based on current press reports.

Here’s the list of 80 of the 100 supplements that Ray Kurzweil reports taking:

Anti-Inflammatories

Curcumin
EPA/DHA (Omega-3 Fish Oils)

Blood Thinners

Aspirin
Lumbrokinase

Blood-Vessel Health

Arginine
Choline
TMG

Brain Health

GABA
Glyceryl phosphatidylcholine
Melatonin
Nextrutine
Quercetin
Phosphatidylcholine (Intravenous) – Brain health/cell membrane health

Chelation Therapy (detoxification)

DMPS
EDTA

Digestion

Acidophilus bifidobacteria
Betaine HCL
Fish protein
Fructooligosaccharides
Gentian root
l-glutamine
n-acetyl-d-glucosamine
Peppermint
Pepsin

Eye Health

Bilberry extract
Lutein

Testosterone Boosters

DHEA
Chrysin
Ginger
Indole-3-carbinol
Nettle
PtC
Testosterone (prescription)

Inhibit AGEs

Note: AGEs or advanced glycated end products form when sugar corrupts a cellular component, such as a protein molecule, causing macromolecular damage. Anti-aging researchers called geroscientists link the build-up of AGEs in our aging bodies to a variety of diseases.

Alpha lipoic acid
Carnosine
Quercetin
n-acetyl-carnitine

Reduce Homocysteine Levels

Vitamin B-6
Folic acid

Stress

Beta-sitosterol
Green tea extract
L-theanine
Phosphatidylserine

Type 2 Diabetes

Chromium
Gymnema sylvestra
Metformin (prescribed for Ray’s type 2 diabetes )

Cholesterol

Grapefruit powder
Guggulipid ( aka Gugulipid or Guggul)
Lecithin
Oat Bran
Plant sterols
Policosanol
Psyllium
Atorvastatin (prescription) – To lower LDL cholesterol
Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) – To raise HDL cholesterol

Vitamins / Nutrients

Coenzyme Q10 – Nutrient / anti-oxidant
Daily multivitamin (various vitamins and supplements)
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (active form of vitamin B-6)
Vitamin B-12 shots (megadose)
L-carnitine – Nutrient
Lecithin – Nutrient
Linoleic acid – Nutrient
Vitamin D

General Health

Bilberry extract – antioxidant
Lycopene – antioxidant
n-acetyl-l-cysteine – antioxidant
Resveratrol – antioxidant.
Silymarin (flavonoid) – Liver health benefits.
Grapeseed extract – Cardiovascular benefits / anti-oxidant.
Echinacea – Immune support.
Garlic – Multiple health benefits.
Various Herbs.

Miscellaneous

Vinpocetine
Alkaline Water
Glutathione (Intravenous) – Liver health
Saw palmetto complex – Prostate health
Antioxidant skin creams – Skin anti-aging

How Not To Live Forever

As reported in a previous article, large doses of some vitamins can cause harm. A few of the supplements on Ray Kurzweil’s list could ruin his health or shorten his life, notably the vitamins B-3 and B-6. Recent research on vitamin B-6 shows that taking more than 100 milligrams of the vitamin over an extended period can cause a form of nerve damage called neuropathy. Research shows that taking excessive vitamin B-3 lowers cholesterol, but can also harm the liver.

Department of Redundancy Department

There’s redundancy in Ray Kurzweil’s longevity regimen.

Ray takes EPA/DHA fish oil supplements. Studies show that when compared to omega-3 supplements, whole fish is a healthier source of these oils. Ray Kurzweil should stick to his salmon.

Kurzweil has a healthy diet, rich in fruit and vegetables. He doesn’t need that many supplements. Ray Kurzweil is going overboard.

I’m puzzled by Ray’s testosterone-boosting regimen. Kurzweil takes many supplements that increase testosterone. At the same time, Ray takes the drug itself.

The best thing to boost testosterone is testosterone itself.
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Bottom Line on Ray Kurzweil’s Regimen

On the plus side, Kurzweil has an otherwise healthy lifestyle. He takes prescription drugs for legitimate reasons, such as aspirin for the heart, metformin for diabetes and statins for high cholesterol. Some of the medicines have dual purposes. Metformin has been shown to prevent cancer, and it’s a general anti-aging drug to boot. Cholesterol-lowering statins are also proposed for anti-aging purposes.

On the other hand, while justification can be found for some of the items on his list, it seems as if the futurist is taking too many overall. A recent report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that vitamin supplements aren’t all they are cracked up to be. Instead, the JAMA article recommends that people obtain most of their vitamins and minerals through a healthy diet. The report suggests that those people with specific conditions or at certain life phases might consider vitamin and mineral supplements. Furthermore, two of the B vitamins that Ray takes are shown to be harmful to the health when taken to excess.
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References

[Cover Photo: Ray Kurzweil in June 2017 video. Screenshot courtesy of Singularity Hub.]

Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman. Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever. September 27, 2005. Link.

Caroline Daniel. Breakfast with the FT: Ray Kurzweil. The Financial Times. April 10, 2015. Link.
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The Legacy of a Deeply Loved Little Dog / God Answers Prayer / See you next Tuesday

My deeply Loved "Rosie"

My deeply Loved “Rosie”

My precious Rosie passed away on Feb. 1 of this year, at the all too young age of 18 years and one month, the equivalent of 126 human years, so I am told. Our new R.J., or Rosie Junior, is named after Rosie. He was given his name by my friend Ian. We both missed our little Rosie so much, that our hearts cried out for her precious, healing Spirit to live again. So our students traveled to the Fort Worth Animal Shelter to find another precious puppy to save and to love. They selected, with Ian’s approval, our wonderful new friend, “R.J.”

The first photo of little "R.J." taken at the animal shelter.

The first photo of little “R.J.” taken at the animal shelter. Ian, pictured left, is giving very careful consideration to his choice.

The tragedy of our unbearable loss was turned into the realization of salvation for a beautiful new love and a truly great joy.

And now, I wish to share with you another story that possesses a hidden dimension of deep and abiding Love and affection, together with the power of prayer to save life. This story is not about a pharmaceutical. It is a story about the Love of God. And it emanates from the small heart of little dog, rescued literally, on the road of life so very long ago – my little Rosie. read more

Sharing this takes some courage. But I know, within the heart of every creature created by our Lord, there dwells enough Love to light a dark night in the life of someone. And so, in honor of Rosie’s abiding Love, I share with you the following story of her salvation, and mine. There is, my friends, another reason, unknown to you until now, that Rosie lived for so very many years. And I feel that you need to know.

Rosie had cancer. I cannot express to you how heartbroken I was. And so I prayed for guidance. I prayed for anything that would help my deeply Loved little friend. Yes, I still needed her Love. And, I felt that it was not time for her to depart from me. And so I prayed. Yes, I tearfully prayed for a great love in my life, my little dog, my precious Rosie.

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My last photo of precious Rosie.

The next day it was time for my annual physical examination. And during this, my wonderful physician of many years, whom I deeply admire, gave me a new prescription for a per-diabetic condition.

My cautionary statements in previous weblogs about Sugar, a type of carbohydrate, and other carbohydrates that come in a variety of forms including, complex carbohydrates and fiber, come from personal experience. If you monitor the amounts of carbohydrates you have throughout the day, optimal blood sugar levels can be achieved in part by controlling carbohydrate portions. read more

Upon leaving the examining room, my Doctor said something quite intriguing. After shutting the door, he cracked it opened again and softly said: “This drug has a beneficial side effect.” And then, he quietly closed the door and left, again. It was almost as if he was sharing a secret!

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Rosie chaired the counseling department. She was a great listener and always agreeable. Well, maybe not always.

From all the commercials I have survived, I thought prescription drugs only had detrimental side effects! You know, the ads that leave you feeling so good you change the channel, and then forget what channel the movie was on – you take this product and your face falls off, you die but not before suffering and wondering about your ability to use sound judgement, you lose functionality of essentially all biological systems, nausea (always pleasant), vomiting, stomach upset, weakness, dizziness, seizures,  etc, etc. But, hey, your skin looks great!

How about the one for “slow stream” that causes cancer. Or the arthritis drug Vioxx, that may have led to more than 27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths before it was pulled from the market. The list just goes on and on and on.

Well, back to my story. I really did not think much about what my Doctor said, or the manner of opening the door again just to give me this message, until I arrived home. It was an intriguing comment, so I placed the name of the new prescription, Metformin, into a search engine. And the Doctor was so right. But more importantly to me, in that instant, I was jolted to an awareness that, perhaps, God was answering prayer, again.

So, then I typed in, “Metformin and Cancer”. So that you may become better informed, I suggest you do the same.

Well, you guessed it, it does not cause cancer, but on the contrary prevents and treats cancer. This is the beneficial side effect my Doctor was referring to. What a truly sad commentary that in this country, it is prescribed only for diabetic and per-diabetic conditions, although it has been well known to treat and prevent cancer.

Perhaps, there is just too much money to be made from the suffering of our fellow Americans. Perhaps, we are witness to one of the greatest sins against mankind. Perhaps. I, too, wonder if money is the root of all evil. And what are we witnessing?

Let me allow the miracle of Rosie’s life to shed a little light in a darkened corner of our recent history.

Rosie

Rosie came into my life at the very moment I needed her – on the way to the funeral of my dear friend, John Hammons.

Metformin belongs to Biguanide class of anti-diabetic drugs and originates from the French lilac (Galega officinalis), a plant used in folk medicine for several centuries.

One of the oldest, cheapest, and most widely used diabetes drugs may be a promising new cancer treatment. In new research from the Mayo Clinic, ovarian cancer patients who took the drug metformin survived longer than patients who did not take it.

The study is just one of dozens under way worldwide examining the drug – which costs just pennies a pill (editorial comment: “and may explain why is not widely known for cancer”) – as a treatment for breast, colon, prostate, pancreatic, and ovarian cancers. read more

So, yes, I decided to share my prescription with my Rosie. (I would have gladly given my little friend the rest of my time on this earth. Perhaps, that is another definition of Love.) And after two weeks, the large tumor on her shoulder simply fell off. My mouth fell open and I had to sit down. And, all of the other small tumors disappeared within another two weeks. I quietly said a prayer of Thanksgiving.

My Rosie continued her life on this earth for several more years. Then, one day, I just knew she was cured. She looked and acted really good. (The photo at the top, when Rosie was about 18 years of age, was taken about the time of this decision.) So I stopped sharing my Metformin. And, after a couple of months, she passed away.

Job noticeI do deeply regret not following my early instincts and continuing the medication. But, in looking back, I now realize just how old she was. She had lived over eighteen years and I was truly privileged to share her Love for a long, long time. But most important, I believe through the Love and Compassion of God, I was given a long time to say goodbye.

By the way, on a follow up visit, and shortly after my decision to share my medication, I told my physician that I was sharing this miracle drug with my dog. He just stared at me for a long time (kind of goes with territory of knowing me), and then, recognizing the fact that she was near death, approved with a nod and knowing look. He acknowledged that he was not a veterinarian, but after much discussion, recognized the anti-cancer properties. He parted with, “Do what you think is in your heart”.  I did.

Marie Anderson

Marie Anderson

The miracle of extending Rosie’s life brought back the memory of being with my Mother, Marie. She was rushed to Baylor hospital when I discovered her near death in 1981. She was admitted, on an emergency basis, for surgery and the surgeon told me just prior to the exploratory operation, “Son, you need to know that it is a 100% probability that she has cancer and that it is terminal”. Such were her symptoms. Her condition was that bad.

I have never prayed like I did on that dark night. During the surgery, I went before God on my knees in the small hospital Chapel. I begged Almighty God for more time to say goodbye. I still needed my precious Mother. I needed more time. And I begged for more. It was a very tearful two hours.

Following the operation, the surgeon looked stunned. As he approached me, I felt as though he should not have the look on his face that I saw. He smiled and then shared with me his astonishment that he could find absolutely no evidence of cancer or anything else. And once again, I felt the Loving Compassion of God in my life.

My Mother lived for another ten years. And I had the time I needed to say thank you and goodbye. And for that, I am to this day, tearfully grateful.

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Yes, Love has been good to me.

I share these stories, and others, so that you may see there is more to this world than we will ever be capable of knowing. Throughout the world, in every walk of life, every faith, every religion, there are similar stories – very, very, many similar stories.

My friends, beneficial properties of this French flower, which possesses a beauty far beyond what we can see, need to be made readily available for the prevention and treatment of Cancer. Please visit with your own physician to discuss this. But prior to your visit, please do the research necessary for your discussion. Print copies of the information you wish to share.

Your Doctor is only human, and a very busy person. Believe it or not, he or she will love the personal interaction with you and the interest you take in such topics. He or she may very well not be that informed on this topic. The Physicians I have met in my life are truly dedicated to what they do. They have all proven to be caring and loving and have my deep admiration and sincere appreciation. And, by the way, they love to talk.

n y times infoAnd I know you do too. (And so do your children.) So here is some basic information about a life saving, and beautiful flower:

Metformin originates from compounds derived from the French lilac (Galega officinalis). The plant has been used since the Middle Ages to relieve the symptoms of diabetes. Upon analysis, it turned out to contain compounds related to guanidine, a substance that decreases blood sugar by mechanisms including a decrease in insulin resistance.

According to the language of flowers, the lilac is often given as an expression of new love or young love. It is an emblem of the springtime of life. Perhaps, the meaning is deeper than we can see.

Metformin and cancer

The potential for application of metformin in oncology was first recognized in retrospective epidemiological studies of diabetic patients with cancer. Numerous observational studies reported decreased cancer incidence and cancer-related mortality in diabetics receiving standard doses of metformin. For example, Evans and colleagues reported a reduced risk of subsequent cancer diagnosis in diabetics receiving metformin (vs those patients not receiving the drug), with the protective effect increasing with greater metformin exposure. Additional studies examining all forms of cancer have reported reduced cancer risk in diabetics on metformin. Computer info

Currently, a number of clinical trials examining the use of metformin as a cancer therapy are underway including studies in prostate, breast, endometrial and pancreatic cancer patients. In fact, the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group has initiated a large phase III clinical trial examining the effect of metformin versus placebo in over 3,500 women with early stage breast cancer. Coupled with the implementation of new preclinical models, these clinical trials will be integral to the development and effective use of metformin as a potential anticancer therapy. Read more.

Mechanism of action in cancer

The anticancer effects of metformin are associated with both direct (insulin- independent) and indirect (insulin-dependent) actions of the drug. The indirect, insulin-dependent effects of metformin are mediated by the ability of AMPK to inhibit the transcription of key gluconeogenesis genes in the liver and stimulate glucose uptake in muscle, thus reducing fasting blood glucose and insulin.

SIGN stock show 054The insulin-lowering effects of metformin may play a major role in anticancer activity since insulin has mitogenic and prosurvival effects and tumor cells often express high levels of the insulin receptor, indicating a potential sensitivity to the growth promoting effects of the hormone. Further, obesity and high insulin levels are adverse prognostic factors for a number of cancers particularly those of the breast, prostate and colon.

Consequently, metformin may diminish the negative effects of insulin on tumor development and growth. Metformin suppressed the stimulatory effects of obesity and hyperinsulinemia on lung tumor growth in mice by improving insulin sensitivity and lowering circulating insulin. In addition, metformin reduced circulating insulin levels by 22% and improved insulin sensitivity by 25% in non-diabetic women with breast cancer, highlighting the insulin-lowering effects of metformin as a potential mechanism of action in the treatment of breast cancer.

Conclusions and future work with
metformin in cancer

The clinical safety, well characterized pharmacodynamic profile, and low cost of metformin make it an ideal candidate for development as an anticancer agent. The recent convergence of epidemiologic, clinical and preclinical evidence supporting a potential anticancer effect of metformin has led to an explosion of interest in evaluating this agent in human cancer.

My friends, these stories
are not really about a pharmaceutical.

They are about answers to Prayer.
They are about something far more powerful –
the precious Love of God.

And my prayer for you is to go to our Father in Prayer.

Thy Love
Is more than Blessings be,
As I come to know
All hearts are one.
Flowers bloom
From Sacred Seed,
Warmed by the Sun’s Love,
When there is need.

May the Love of God
Abide with you
Always.

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The Time Of True Thanksgiving / Dangers of Ritalin

Ask "RJ" if he is happy with his Christmas present.

Ask “R.J.” if he is happy with his Christmas present.

For me,
Christmas is the time
Of true Thanksgiving.
Expressing our gratitude
To our Creator,
And to each other,
For our bountiful Blessings
Is difficult and rewarding.

Ian looks for RJ's gift.

Ian looks for R.J.’s gifts.

 We can never say Enough
To reflect our abiding Love
For each other,
And for the everlasting Love
Of our Father in Heaven Above.


But let us,
By the Grace of God,

Continue to try.

Allow me to share with you

The Christmas poem from the past
That is the most viewed.

OK. Here it is!

I dedicated it in
1994
,
When our children
Were very young.

I was not aware
Of the Eternal Love

Of God,
Until I looked
Into

Their Loving Eyes.

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RJ with Ian

Thank you! (Ian also gave his buddy a birthday present – a new leash on life.)

Please accept
Our best wishes
To you and your family.
We pray that in the new year
You shall have
All the joy
Your heart can contain,
And that you share the precious
Love of God
With so many in need.

Merry Christmas
from

Bill, LeVonna,
Annie & Alexander
Anderson

There is only one happiness in Life,
To Love and be Loved.
– George Sand

Thank you, Philippe, for our very French desserts at LaMadeline.

Thank you, Philippe, for our very French desserts from la Madeleine.

Island of Dreams
   © 2014 William C. Anderson

From the impossibility of coming
From nothing, it seems
We have risen to a vision
Of unbelievably beautiful dreams.

Spun from the Fabric
Of God’s Eternal Love,
Filled with His Very Own Breath,
Shaped by Desire from Above.

The Tapestry of what is
So radiantly beautiful to see,
Is the Glory of God’s Love,
Woven into you and me.

Now we dwell in the Shadow
Of Everlasting Grace,
And feel the warmth of His Sun,
Like the Breath of Life upon your face.

But when we are through being born,
When this life surrenders us to Love,
One Light shall pierce the darkest night,
A Light from Heaven Above.

And no time will there be for silence.
Someone sings for you and for me,
Sounds of Pure Joy that resonate
In Songs of Love & cherished memory.

And when we drift
So very, very far from shore,
And chisel stones to throw at memory,
By countless acts of loving and forgiving,
We skip them over sparkling waters to be.

Deftly they touch the surface of the past,
Pulsating like the beat of a new born heart,
As God’s Love is Birth Infinity,
Ever here to begin again, again to start.

Guided by such Love given you and me,
We shall not lie afraid in the dark,
For we are held in the
Warm Embrace of God,
And alive in each other’s heart.

God fills the midnight of the Soul,
And in the endlessness of time it seems,
We will, one day, meet again,
On His beautiful Island of Dreams.

—   —   —

“Love also the trees, the plants,
the water that runs though the meadow
and on to the sea without knowing where it goes;
love the mountain, the desert, the forest,
the immense sky, full of light or full of clouds;
because all these exceed man
and reveal the Eternal to you.”
~ Savitri Devi 

After lunch entertainment

After lunch entertainment

Dangers of Ritalin
from: HealthCentral.com

My friends, studies point to the possibility that Ritalin can uncover the presence of involuntary tics or even Tourette’s syndrome.

An FDA study found an increase of liver cancer in rats treated with Ritalin. Methylphenidate  (Ritaiin) also possesses structural and pharmacological similarities to cocaine. Ritalin, manufactured by Ciba-Geigy, is a stimulant and its effects are similar to the effects of other stimulants including amphetamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

Treatment emergent psychosis can occur during long-term so-called therapy with methylphenidate; regular psychiatric monitoring of people who are taking methylphenidate for adverse effects such as psychotic symptoms has been recommended.

Importantly people with ADHD have an increased risk of substance abuse.

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Hidden Facts about Ritalin

In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a very important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841].

Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms.

• Paranoid delusions
• Paranoid psychosis
• Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis
• Activation of psychotic symptoms
• Toxic psychosis
• Visual hallucinations
• Auditory hallucinations
• Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences
• Effects pathological thought processes
• Extreme withdrawal
Terrified affect
Screaming
Aggressiveness
Insomnia

Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects:

• Psychic dependence
• High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug
Decreased REM sleep
• When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia
Convulsions
Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse.

Unbelievably, many parents around the country have discovered that Ritalin has become a condition for their children continuing in school. There are even reports, by parents, of threats from social agencies: “If you don’t allow us to prescribe Ritalin for your ADHD child, we may decide that you are an unfit parent. We may decide to take your child away.”

This mind-boggling state of affairs is fueled by teachers, principals, and school counselors, none of whom have medical training. Yet even if they did…

The very existence of the “illnesses” for which Ritalin would be prescribed is unproven. It is merely assumed.

In commenting on Dr. Lawrence Diller’s book, Running on Ritalin, Dr. William Carey, Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has written, “Dr. Diller has correctly described… the disturbing trend of blaming children’s social, behavioral, and academic performance problems entirely on an unproven brain deficit…”

On November 16-18, 1998, the National Institute of Mental Health held the prestigious “NIH Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD].”

The conference was explicitly aimed at ending all debate about the diagnoses of ADD, ADHD, and about the prescription of Ritalin. It was hoped that at the highest levels of medical research and bureaucracy, a clear position would be taken: this is what ADHD is, this is where it comes from, and these are the drugs it should be treated with.

That didn’t happen, amazingly. Instead, the official panel responsible for drawing conclusions from the conference threw cold water on the whole attempt to reach a comfortable consensus.

Panel member Mark Vonnegut, a Massachusetts pediatrician, said, “The diagnosis [of ADHD] is a mess.”

The quite conventional and orthodox panel essentially said it was not sure ADHD was even a valid diagnosis. In other words, it virtually admitted that ADD and ADHD might be nothing more than attempts to categorize certain children’s behaviors—with no organic cause, no clear-cut biological basis, no provable reason for even using the ADD or ADHD labels.

The panel found “no data to indicate that ADHD is due to a brain malfunction [which malfunction had been the whole psychiatric assumption].”

This panel found that Ritalin has not been shown to have long-term benefits. In fact, the panel stated that Ritalin has resulted in little improvement on academic achievement or social skills.”

Ritalin can cause high blood pressure, severe insomnia, psychotic symptoms (like seeing things or visual hallucinations) and heart problems. see: ritalinsideeffects.net

The FDA has taken an interest in the University of Texas’ research regarding Ritalin and cancer. The research is alarming, but premature to be conclusive. In this surprising study researchers have discovered that every child they tested who was taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) developed chromosomal aberrations that have been associated with an increased risk of cancer (El-Zein, 2005).

Could Ritalin cause Prostate cancer – eHealthMe.com. Prostate cancer is found among people who take Ritalin.

The recent finding that Ritalin can cause cancer in some animals was not taken seriously. Scientific studies on carcinogenicity were finally released in June 1993 revealing that feeding mice Ritalin, induced liver tumors including very rare and highly malignant cancers. These results were found at dosage levels close to those routinely prescribed for children.

Animal tests are very good predictors of human health effects. In fact, the International Agency for Research on Cancer suggests that if a chemical is proven to cause cancer in animals, it should be treated as if it were cancer-causing in humans as well.

More from HealthCentral.com (Amanda Gardner):

The concerns about the drug, a stimulant that has been used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for decades, surfaced during a FDA pediatrics advisory committee meeting. The findings, by researchers from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, showed damage to the chromosomes of all of the 12 children who had taken Ritalin for three months.

Concerns about Ritalin’s cancer risk are more important in view of the millions of children treated yearly with the drug and the increasing happenings of childhood cancer, by some 35% over the last thirty years. My friend, are you awake yet?

The advisory committee had been called to discuss yet another health issue surrounding the class of ADHD medications known as methylphenidates, to which Ritalin belongs: Some psychiatric side effects have been reported among children using Concerta, Ritalin and other versions of these drugs.

“We’re not telling people to all go off their medication because you don’t know what this means,” said Melissa L. Bondy, co-author of the study, which first appeared in the online issue Cancer Letters. “You can’t base changing practice on 12 patients. Look how many millions of kids are on this. Do you want to tell all the mothers and fathers to take their kids off of the drugs?”

Well, YES! I would STRONGLY recommend that you stop giving your beloved and biologically fragile children substances that we really do not know much about. Where are the LONG term studies? Oh, have you heard – your children are the guinea pigs in an ongoing long term study. Did you not realize that? Were you not aware? I wonder why you were not aware.

The Physicians Desk Reference of Drug Side Effects notes that, regarding the pharmacology of Ritalin: “The mode of action in man is not completely understood.” And this is what you’re giving your child! The pharmaceutical manufacturers admit that they don’t even know how it works. They’re just experimentingon your child.

Scientists from the FDA, the NIH and the Environmental Protection Agency traveled to Texas to examine the study methods used by the researchers.

“We’re hoping that they’ll see this as a major public health issue, and as something that needs to be done,” Bondy added.

Meanwhile, the question of labeling changes because of possible psychiatric effects of Ritalin and other methylphenidates have been put on hold after the advisory committee told FDA officials that it was hesitant to recommend such changes.

For more information see: May Cause Death BUT – Safe? / Another Simple Solution – Posted on August 13, 2014 on William’s Weblog.

This is all so incomprehensible to me. Type “Ritalin and Cancer” into a search engine. Be prepared to pass out. And when you get back up off of the floor, let me hear from you.

My friends, your child does not need ANY chemical substance.

What does your child need? – Sunshine, smiles, hugs, organic food, pure water, more hugs, the freedom to be, more smiles, and they desperately need to hear, “I Love You”, about a thousand times each day. Say it so many times that, when you are gone, they will still hear it.

In the soft, still quiet of their night, they will need to hear your voice. They will need to know just how much you loved them. They will come to feel that your love still lives in their heart. And, they will realize that the Love of God is truly everlasting.

“Philosophy will clip an Angel’s wings,
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line,
Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine-
Unweave a rainbow.
                 –
John Keats

My deeply Loved "Rosie"

My deeply Loved “Rosie”. Next week I shall share the story of my love for her and of her salvation from an early death from Cancer. My prayer is that it may be beneficial to you.

 

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