Archives for November 2011

Pesticides and Heart Disease.. and more…

Organophosphates and carbamates are the more common active ingredients of household, garden, and farm insecticides, and are highly toxic to all animals and humans. What do they do to the heart? In a 2004 study, 37 adults were admitted to a Singapore hospital with acute pesticide poisoning (organophosphates or carbamate) over a three-year period, and 62 percent of these patients later developed cardiac complications. But just to give you an idea of how these chemicals can be prevalent without you … [Read more...]

Phillips’ New BioLight runs on bacteria

The search for greener, more power-efficient lighting systems won't stop with compact fluorescents and LED systems if Dutch electronics giant Philips has anything to say about it. In an effort to embrace a truly natural approach to lighting, the company took a cue from fireflies and deep-sea creatures to create a (literally) green light powered not by electricity or sunlight, but by glowing bioluminescent bacteria.   I know the perfect place for it to blaze away happily; teenagers' rooms. … [Read more...]

A good Laugh about Science vs. Wonder

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George Bush Acidic? Heavens to Betsy No!

Graham, our general manager, contributes to a health blog in the US. He posts to it just like this blog, and he includes many articles we have on file here in Australia. One such article was written by me about acidic or alkaline 'personalities' pointing out that calm people are usually more alkaline, and aggressive people more acidic. The first example of an acidic personality I suggested was the late Saddam Hussein. The second example was of an alkaline type; the Dalai Lama. Now... up until … [Read more...]

Water disinfection Byproducts: what does that mean?

A good video has been uploaded to Natural news by Dr Len Saputo on the hazards of water disinfection byproducts. Worth a look. And yes, in case you are wondering, he does recommend our products.. but his insight into disinfection byproducts we are all exposed to is worth a check. … [Read more...]

pH Food Question: How to measure pH in a recipe.

I received an interesting question today: Hi Ian, We are developing an easy tool for people to determine pH levels of food and recipes and would really like to speak with you about it. I spoke with Leon Bartlett from your office and he kindly forwarded me the Alkaline Defence Program pdf which I have begun reading. On the third page of the pdf, you mention that "it isn't the ratio of the acid/alkaline minerals in our food" that helps create our acid/alkaline balance. If this is the case, then … [Read more...]

Magnesium. Are you getting enough?

When I take a moment to look at what magnesium does, it reminds me once again of the complexity and brilliance of the human body. And like all great and complex machines, it reminds me of the importance of 'tuning' it and giving it what it needs to carry out all those mindboggling daily tasks that support another day in our life. Magnesium is the central element in chlorophyll and the basis of early life on the planet. It’s been around for ages and I think we can safely say that it’s here to … [Read more...]

Another Utterly Amazing Video of the Human Body.

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It’s Mad Science Week!

Ok. Here's another one. A ring of magnets implanted in your anus to prevent 'accidents'. So wise guys, wat happens if the poor recipient sits on a  metal seat? … [Read more...]

A robot in my bedroom?

Why is it always the Japanese who invent these things? Last week I saw a Japanese attempt at a robotic guide dog. This week a robot to help dress old folks. Not in my lifetime!   The mind boggles at the vision of me as an an eighty year old getting out of bed, being greeted by a synthetic voice and manhandles into a Lowes' tracksuit. … [Read more...]