To find the place you are searching for, Pray, and even the darkest place within you, will be filled with Light and Love.
Your Divine Light will shine out in the World. And you will discover yourself, and remember who you are – a Child of God, a Divine Being.
The most fruitful and fertilizing rains come with the darkest clouds.
Be grateful for the pain that you are feeling, for it is the best Teacher you can have in this Life. . You overcome obstacles and find strength that resides in you, through Prayer.
.Live your Life in fullness. You are a Child of the Universe, of God. . You are Love, and you are Loved. You are His Love. . Send Eternal Gratitude and Love, through Prayer. . God is Listening, and Loving every Word.
Reconnect with the Eternally Knowing and Peaceful Space within your Precious Heart.
Remember, success is not the key to Happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Open your Heart, connect to the Source of Love. . We are so much more than we have ever realized.
. Let the Love within you awaken, and spread Healing on our Beautiful Mother Earth. . We are all Beautiful Children of God.
Transform the World around you, into real Peace. Listen to your Inner Voice.
Find the Way to LOVE.
Inner Healing comes when we realize the need to close our eyes from the worlds of distraction, and Listen to the Sacred Silence.
“A Sacred quietness ushers you into God’s very Presence and Power. The Holy Spirit Himself is often very quiet. You must learn to get still before the Lord and Worship Him quietly. Only then can you understand the anointing that often comes in silence. This is why God Himself tells us, “Be still, and knowthat I am God.” – www.bennyhinn.org
The Gift of Life is precious, and it has been Given to you. . Live it with Gratitude in your Heart. Become aware.
Cherish Life for the amazing Blessing that it is. . As we Pray, we promote positive and Heartwarming energy. . Prayer Heals, Energizes and Rejuvenates Life.
The Beautiful Creation that you are, comes from True Love, the Love of God. . Tears of Thanksgiving and Joy need to be released. Let us Pray with as full an open Heart as we can. . Prayer will resonate Harmonically with the Real World of the Spirit of God.
The Bible States that the things we see were made from a World we cannot see.
To deny the Existence of God is to be as blind as those who asserted that the Earth is flat, or that the Earth is the center of the solar system. To insist there is no God becomes destructive of intellectual Freedom.
Let us all dedicate Today to doing something fun. . Nurture the Inner Child within you, and remember that you have only one Life to Live. . Every Life tells a different Story. Live yours for all it is worth. Live Life to the fullest. Become aware of what God wants for you. . What God wants for your Life is beyond comprehension. . Ephesians 3:20‑21, tells us, “God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams.”
Our Spirit soars with Peace and Prayer. The Love you express to others is beyond Beautiful.
Say good Morning to all of God’s Beautiful Creations.
The incredible Beauty of His Nature and His Breathtaking Living Creations are truly Healing in our Lives.
Our World is phenomenal. . It is very relaxing, soothing, visually so Beautiful to see all the things He Created in this World for us.
Do not get so caught up in the ways and things of want and worry to have perfect vision, but be blind to the Beautiful things that GOD has Created for us all to experience.
Processed meat ‘linked to breast cancer’
By Alex Therrien
Health reporter, BBC News
Regularly eating foods like bacon and sausages may raise the risk of breast cancer, according to researchers.
A review of studies found women who ate high levels of processed meat had a 9% increased risk of the cancer compared with those who ate little of it.
The study backs up previous findings of the World Health Organization, which says processed meats cause cancer.
Experts recommend caution about the findings and say the actual risk for individual women is “very small”.
This review, which included data on more than a million women, shows a link between processed meat consumption and breast cancer risk, but it’s not clear if the food is actually causing this.
There are also other pitfalls to consider.
The 15 studies used in the analysis had different definitions of the highest consumptions.
For example, one of the UK studies in the review classed high consumption as more than 9g a day – the equivalent of just two or three rashers a week – while in others it was much higher.
The researchers in the majority of these studies noted what people said they ate and followed them up to see which of them developed breast cancer.
But the problem with this is that people who eat different amounts of processed meat may also have other behaviors that might explain the differences in breast cancer risk, such as being more or less healthy in other ways.
What is the risk?
In the UK about 14 out of every 100 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives.
That means a 9% increase in risk in this population would be expected to translate into roughly one extra case of cancer in every 100 women.
Processed meat has been modified to either extend its shelf life or change the taste, usually by smoking, curing, or adding salt or preservatives to meat.
This includes bacon, sausages, hot dogs, salami, corned beef, beef jerky and ham.
There are different theories for why it may raise the risk of cancer, including that curing salt may react with protein in the meat to make it carcinogenic.
So should we cut out processed meat?
Lead author Dr Maryam Farvid, of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the US, recommends cutting down on the meat rather than eliminating it.
Currently, the NHS recommends eating no more than 70g of red and processed meat a day.
Dr Gunter Kuhnle, associate professor in nutrition and health at the University of Reading, who was not involved in the study, said it was “questionable” whether people should lower their red and processed meat consumption on the back of this study.
He said the actual risk posed by processed meats was “very small” for the individual and more relevant on a population-wide level.
However, he said the study’s findings should be followed up to investigate the links between processed meat and cancer and see whether the associated risk could be reduced, for example through new food production methods.
A Journey of self-awareness can lead you to the freedom of a Spiritual Life.
Many people feel that they do not really know themselves. The very hectic pace of our Lives does not allow us to listen to our Hearts.
We suffer from an enormous sense of emptiness and loss, without knowing that these feelings generate such darkness.
But, if we do decide to Journey forth in order to find ourselves and re-discover who we really are, we can learn many things. Spiritual Peace can be found.
And it may be found in the silence that is necessary to reflect and meditate and listen to our inner Being.
Disconnecting from the stresses of work and Living and the intrusion of technology is very difficult for many people. And, it is becoming more difficult with the passage of each day.
Reconnecting with your real and Loving emotions, is vital to your recovery.
Dare to leave mobile and social network devices at home during your journey to recovery. You lived without them for many years.
Disconnecting from technical devices is important, while you are on a pilgrimage to recovery.
They are, in part, what you are recovering from.
“We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us” – Walt Kelly
During the War of 1812, the United States Navy defeated the British Navy in the Battle of Lake Erie. Master Commandant Oliver Perry wrote to Major General William Henry Harrison, “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” Kelly’s parody of this famous battle report perfectly summarizes mankind’s tendency to create our own problems.
My Dear Friends, the overwhelming number of distractive and meaningless things to think about and unnecessarily worry about, have brought us much grief. As part of our emotional recovery, we must experience a renewed simplicity and a profound sense of Joy we experienced earlier in Life.
The deadly degree of worries and the amount of stress emanating from so much technology and other stress factors is a relatively new phenomenon. But, reconnecting with our Loving and Happy emotions is the solution.
Yes. Welcome to our true reality. We are all bathed in discordant worries and stresses. This is how we Humans truly are. But, take away the causes of such distress, and the diseases of despair will disappear.
Folks, we need to feel alive again. We fragile Human Beings simply cannot be subjected to constant and penetrating stress.
Traveling on foot, or by bike or even on horseback (stop laughing – you will LOVE it), makes Life different. It puts us much more in touch with everything around us. We simply MUST think outside the box, regarding everything.
Life is a Journey that hides endless wonders to enjoy.
So many people become unaware that their sensitivity to the Beauty of Life, found all around, is totally blocked. And, if there’s anything worse than suffering emotionally from such lack of awareness, it is not feeling anything at all.
How many people have lived far too long without shedding a tear of JOY?
My Friends, it is possible to rediscover what has been of great value and of enormous Beauty in the past. Reconnecting with the simple Joys in Life, allows us to enJOY our Journey through different currents of thought that have flooded our path over time.
Many people make a conscious decision to do what must be done as a part of their emotional recovery.
Make a vital decision to liberate your mind and enable your Heart, and experience the unbelievable sense of freedom and the exhilarating JOY on the road to a Life, reborn.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it!” – Dennis Gabor
There are many different paths to the Beauty and Joy that run through the Human Heart. Many of us have been fortunate enough to fall in Love on the Journey of Life and spend the rest of our Time on this precious Earth in Love with Life.
Some of Life’s pilgrims discover the way to overcome themselves.
To listen to the Voice of GOD that resides within, gives us the strength to persevere. In the depths of our sorrow, we can find the LOVE of God. Through the bitter taste of defeat, are rewards rich and sweet, at the end of pathways filled with our forgiveness and Love.
The Time we travel down such paths, perfects the opportunity to share with others and experience the Joy found in our concern and compassion.
Traveling down Pathways Graced to us in the Holy Word of God, gives us an appetite for the Freedom to do what is right.
The distance we travel in the cause of doing what is good, contributes to the strengthening of our Sacred Heart.
There are so very many others who have no one, and no where to go.
Alone, they travel through the trials and travails of a Life we do not know. Arduous and in anguish, such streams of agony never ceasing, cannot be defined as Life.
But here, in this brief moment in Time, WE may raise a banner of Hope, to find a Home in our Heart with streams of mercy, never ceasing, giving Praise to God Above. With the Song of our Life now Sung by Tongues from Above.
Bind your Sacred Heart to our Lord. And by your help, by your good words and deeds, safely arrive at Home. Through all Eternity, Blessings will there be, embraced by the Love of God, YOU and He.
UK doctors will finally trial whether vitamin D can protect people from Covid-19 after months of mounting evidence the cheap supplement could be a life-saver.
Queen Mary University is recruiting 5,000 people for its Vitamin D study
Volunteers will be given either 3,200, 800 or 400 international units a day
Government says 400 a day is enough, but taking more won’t have bad impacts
Doctors will finally trial whether vitamin Dcan actually protect people from Covid-19 amid mounting evidence the 3p-a-day supplement could be a life-saver.
Researchers from Queen Mary Universityof Londonwill recruit 5,000 volunteers to take the vitamin for six months if they do not already take high doses.
Experts will then assess whether participants are at less risk of catching the virus and developing a severe bout of the disease over the winter months.
A mountain of studies have found an overwhelming amount of people who test positive for Covid-19 do not have enough vitamin D in their bodies and the sickest of patients are often deficient.
Britons are most at risk of being vitamin D deficient between October and April when sunlight levels are too low for the body to make the vitamin — with those with darker skin at even higher risk.
Around two in five Brits are deficient during the winter, when respiratory infections are most common. In the US, at least two in five citizens also lack sufficient levels of the vitamin.
It has led to calls for doctors to dish out cheap vitamin D supplements — which cost little and have no dangerous side effects — to fight the disease, rather than waiting for a vaccine which may never be found.
It comes as researchers from University of Brighton have today called for care home residents to be given the ‘sunshine vitamin’.
Vitamin D supplements are safe, cheapand readily available – sold in most pharmacies, supermarkets and health shops
As well as in supplements, vitamin D is also available through foods, including oily fish, red meat and eggs (right). A Singaporean study earlier in the year of nearly 800 people found almost 99% of Covid-19 patients who died had vitamin D deficiency
CARE HOME RESIDENTS SHOULD BE GIVEN VITAMIN D
Care home residents are not being given vitamin D, which may be protective against Covid-19, despite Government guidance, researchers say.
Advice from Public Health England from before the pandemic states: ‘People whose skin has little or no exposure to the sun, like those in institutions such as care homes, or who always cover their skin when outside, risk vitamin D deficiency and need to take a supplement throughout the year.‘
They should take a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms all year round, and not just in the winter when there is less sunlight.
However, interviews with people involved in elderly residential care, such as GPs and care home managers in southeast England, found that none was aware of any care home routinely offering the supplement, The Times reported.
Only a dietitian seemed aware of the guidance, according to the findings in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.
Despite health chiefs advising residents should be given supplements all year round because they rarely go outside, academics found this was not happening in care homes in the south east of England.
Trial volunteers will receive tablets containing either 800 IU or 3,200 IU a day of the vitamin, which they will be asked to take for six months.
There will also be a control group taking the NHS recommended amount of 400IU a day.
Although this level is advised for the winter months, experts said taking more wouldn’t pose a risk as the vitamin is harmless and the body simply removes any excess levels.
But there is no group not taking a vitamin supplement in the trial, meaning it is impossible for the experts to accurately compare differences between the groups.
Researchers will track the incidence of doctor-diagnosed or laboratory-confirmed acute respiratory infections in participants during the trial, to see whether the supplements have affected their risk or severity of infection.
Volunteers will also be required to do a finger-prick test to check their vitamin D levels.
Dr David Jolliffe, from Queen Mary University of London, said the study had the potential to give a ‘definitive answer’ on whether vitamin D could protect against coronavirus.
‘Vitamin D supplements are low in cost, low in risk and widely accessible;if proven effective, they could significantly aid in our global fight against the virus,’ he said.
Professor Adrian Martineau, who is also involved in the study, said: ‘There is mounting evidence that vitamin D might reduce the risk of respiratory infections, with some recent studies suggesting that people with lower vitamin D levels may be more susceptible to coronavirus.
A study by Tehran University, in Iran, and Boston University analysed data from 235 hospitalised patients with Covid-19. Patients who had sufficient vitamin D – of at least 30 ng/mL— were 51.5 per cent less likely to die from the disease. Although no one in the study under age 40 died, fatalities (red) were more common among vitamin D deficient people (under the black line) of all ages
A correlation graph showing the relationship between levels of viamin D (bottom, measured in nmol/l) compared to infection numbers of coronavirus by the University of East Anglia. Countries with low vitamin D levels tend to have the highest case rates per million – but the graph was from a study in May, when outbreaks looked very different to how they do now and testing was patchy in most countries.
University of Chicagoresearchers studying 500 Americans’ vitamin D levels found 60 per cent higher rates of Covid-19 among people with low levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’.
What have just some of the DOZENS of studies into vitamin D and Covid-19 shown?
By who?Cordoba University in Spain.
What did scientists study? 50 Covid-19 hospital patients with Covid-19 were given vitamin D. Their health outcomes were compared with 26 volunteers in a control group who were not given the tablets.
What did they find? Only one of the 50 patients needed intensive care and none died. Half of 26 virus sufferers who did not take vitamin D were later admitted to intensive care and two died.
What were the study’s limitations? Small pool of volunteers. Patients’ vitamin D levels were not checked before admission. Comorbidities were not taken into consideration.
By Who? University of Chicago.
What did scientists study? 500 Americans’ vitamin D levels were tested. Researchers then compared volunteers’ levels with how many caught coronavirus.
What did they find?60 per cent higher rates of Covid-19 among people with low levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’.
What were the study’s limitations?
Researchers did not check for other compounding factors. Unclear whether or not volunteers were vitamin D deficient at the time of their coronavirus tests. People’s age, job and where they lived – factors which greatly increase the chance of contracting the virus – were not considered.
By Who? Tehran University, in Iran, and Boston University.
What did scientists study? Analysed data from 235 hospitalized patients with Covid-19.
What did they find?Patients who had sufficient vitamin D – of at least 30 ng/mL— were 51.5 per cent less likely to die from the disease. They also had a significantly lower risk of falling seriously ill or needing ventilation. Patients who had plenty of the nutrient also had less inflammation – often a deadly side effect of Covid-19.
What were the study’s limitations? Confounding factors, such as smoking, and social economic status were not recorded for all patients and could have an impact on illness severity.
By Who? Tel Aviv University, Israel.
What did scientists study? 782 people who tested positive for coronavirus had their vitamin d levels prior to infection assessed retrospectively and compared to healthy people.
What did they find? People with vitamin D levels below 30 ng/ml – optimal – were 45 per cent more likely to test positive and 95 per cent more likely to be hospitalised.
What were the study’s limitations? Did not look at underlying health conditions and did not check vitamin D levels at the time of infection.
By Who? Brussels Free University.
What did scientists study? Compared vitamin D levels in almost 200 Covid-19 hospital patients with a control group of more than 2,000 healthy people.
What did they find? Men who were hospitalised with the infection were significantly more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency than healthy men of the same age. Deficiency rates were 67 per cent in the COVID-19 patient group, and 49 per cent in the control group. The same was not found for women.
What were the study’s limitations? Independent scientists say blood vitamin D levels go down when people develop serious illness, which the study did not take into consideration. This suggests that it is the illness that is leading to lower blood vitamin D levels in this study, and not the other way around.
By who? Inha Universityin Incheon, South Korea.
What did scientists study? 50 hospital patients with Covid-19 were checked for levels of all vital vitamins and compared to a control group.
What did they find? 76 per cent of them were deficient in vitamin D, and a severe vitamin D deficiency (<10 ng/dl) was found in 24 per cent of Covid-19 patients and just 7 per cent in the control group.
What were the study’s limitations?
Small sample size and researchers never accounted for vitamin levels dropping when they fall ill.
By Who?. Independent scientists in Indonesia.
What did scientists study? Checked vitamin D levels in 780 Covid-19 hospital patients.
What did they find?Almost 99% of patients who died had vitamin D deficiency.Of patients with vitamin D levels higher than 30 ng/ml – considered optimal – only per cent died.
What were the study’s limitations? It was not peer-reviewed by fellow scientists, a process that often uncovers flaws in studies.
By Who? University of Glasgow.
What did scientists study? Vitamin D levels in 449 people from the UK Biobank who had confirmed Covid-19 infection.
What did they find?Vitamin D deficiency was associated with an increased risk in infection – but not after adjustment for con-founders such as ethnicity. It led to the team to conclude their ‘findings do not support a potential link between vitamin D concentrations and risk of Covid-19 infection.’
What were the study’s limitations? Vitamin D levels were taken 10 to 14 years beforehand.
By Who? University of East Anglia.
What did scientists study? Average levels of vitamin D in populations of 20 European countries were compared with Covid-19 infection and death rates at the time.
What did they find? The mean level of vitamin D in each country was ‘strongly associated’ with higher levels of Covid-19 casesand deaths. The authors said at the time: ‘The most vulnerable group of population for Covid-19 is also the one that has the most deficit in vitamin D.‘
What were the study’s limitations? The number of cases in each country was affected by the number of tests performed, as well as the different measures taken by each country to prevent the spread of infection. And it only looked at correlation, not causation.
By Who? Northwestern University.
What did scientists study? Crunched data from dozens of studies around the world that included vitamin D levels among Covid-19 patients.
What did they find?Patients with a severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications and die.
What were the study’s limitations? Cases and deaths in each country was affected by the number of tests performed.
‘Vitamin D deficiency is more common in older people, in people who are overweight, and in Black and Asian people – all of the groups who are at increased risk of becoming very ill with Covid-19.
‘The UK government already recommends that people take a low-dose vitamin D supplement over the winter to protect their bone health, but we do not know if this will have an effect on Covid-19 or if higher doses might be able to provide protection against the virus.
‘The CORONAVIT trial will test whether higher doses of vitamin D might offer protection against winter respiratory infections including Covid-19.’
Arguments on the link between Vitamin D deficiency and its observed link with poor Covid-19 outcomes started to gather pace as early as May.
The problem lies in the fact there is a lack of gold-standard medical research – the randomised controlled trials which compare people who are given the supplement with those who are not to see which group fares better.
Only one study has done this so far, conducted by the University of Cordoba in Spain and published last month.
Researchers gave high doses of calcifediol – a type of vitamin D supplement – to 50 patients hospitalised with the disease.
There were no deaths among volunteers receiving the vitamin and all 50 patients were eventually discharged by the end of the study. But two of the 26 patients in a control group, who were not given the tablets, died.
Just one patient given calcifediol felt ill enough to be admitted to intensive care, whereas half of the participants in the control group were taken to ICU and two died.
But many scientists have criticised the study, saying its sample size is too small for any firm conclusions to be drawn about the impact of Vitamin D.
Nonetheless, it was the most promising result for trials of the vitamin so far, and corresponds to earlier research that fixing vitamin deficiency might cut mortality rates by half.
A Northwestern University study, published in May, found Covid-19 patients with a severe Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications and die.
Nearly 99 per cent of Covid-19 patients who are vitamin D deficient die, according to a study from Indonesian researchers who analyzed hospital records of 780 people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.
Results revealed 98.9 per cent of infected patients defined as vitamin D deficient — below 20ng/ml — died. Yet this fell to just 4.1 per cent for patients who had enough of the nutrient.
Researchers warned the study was not definitive, however, because the patients with high vitamin D levels were healthier and younger.
Another study by Tehran University, in Iran, and Boston University, found hospital Covid-19 patients who had sufficient vitamin D – of at least 30 ng/mL— were 51.5 per cent less likely to die from the disease.
The study of 235 hospitalized patients with Covid-19 also showed those with enough vitamin Dhad a significantly lower risk of falling seriously ill or needing ventilation.
Patients who had plenty of the nutrient also had less inflammation – often a deadly side effect of Covid-19.
However, there were flaws in these studies, such as a lack of acknowledgement of confounding factors, such as smoking, and social economic status, which were were not recorded for all patients but could have an impact on illness severity.
Some participants’ underlying health conditions were not defined, despite having a major impact on disease severity.
There have also been at least three studies which have suggested those who have enough vitamin D are less likely to catch the coronavirus in the first place.
But Professor Ian Jones, a virologist at the University of Reading, told MailOnline: ‘My general view is that if there is no clear cut view on vitamin D after six months of debate then there is nothing in it.’
But given the findings so far, it astonished scientists that Mr Hancock was so quick to throw out the ‘sunshine vitamin’ as a potential treatment.
He was told to ‘get his facts straight’ in September after shooting down vitamin D as a potential coronavirus treatment despite a growing body of evidence from around the world suggesting it works.
Liberal Democrat MP Layla Morgan told MailOnline the secretary of state ‘needs to be listening, not dismissing’.
She added: ‘I hope Matt Hancock will take a less flippant approach to potential treatments in future and get his facts straight before making such comments. We’re in a crisis, it’s time for politicians to stop playing science and listen to the experts.’
Chris Chapman, chief executive officer of manufacturer YPV, which offers a home vitamin D test kit, said the company was ‘deeply disappointed’ about Mr Hancock’s comments.
He said: ‘We have seen a mountain of evidence that vitamin D has a positive, and at times life-saving, impact on people suffering with severe symptoms of coronavirus.
‘We fundamentally disagree with the Health Secretary on this matter, his comments display incredible ignorance.
‘We urge him to practice his well-trodden mantra by following the science, which overwhelmingly points to the benefits of vitamin D when it comes tackling coronavirus.‘
The ‘sunshine vitamin’ – nicknamed because it is acquired by spending time in the sun – is postulated to protect against Covid-19.
A number of studies have suggested the immune-boosting vitamin could protect people from coronavirus after finding adults deficient in the nutrient are more at risk of catching the disease.
And those who spend more time indoors – such as in a care home – or who have darker skin – those of a Black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME) background – are also at greater risk of Covid-19.
Officials estimate one in five Britons are deficient in vitamin D — the equivalent of 13million Britons.
But some people are more at risk than others; the rate is up to 90 per cent in people with darker skin who find it harder to obtain the vitamin from the sun.
Advice from PHE states: ‘People whose skin has little or no exposure to the sun, like those in institutions such as care homes, or who always cover their skin when outside, risk vitamin D deficiency and need to take a supplement throughout the year.‘
But a recent University of Brighton study suggests care home residents are not being given the supplement.
The article was written by BSMS MSc Public Health graduate Joe Williams and the university’s Principal Lecturer for Health Promotion and Public Health, Carol Williams.
The team interviewed four GPs four care home managers, a dietitian, a falls specialist, two public health practitioners and a senior doctor in elderly care, The Times reported.
A report from the Academy of Medical Sciences in July said: ‘It has been suggested that low levels of vitamin D — endemic within the UK, exacerbated by lockdown and which worsen over winter — may contribute to susceptibility to Covid-19.‘
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