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September 30th, 2009 No comments

Have now managed to integrate Twitter, Facebook and this site. 🙂 …. hopefully.

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Vitamin D3: “It’s Not Just for Flu .. It’s For Life”. All Pregnant Asian Women In UK And Their Children Could Benefit From D3 Supplements.

September 27th, 2009 No comments

UPDATE: Due to the traffic generated by the articles I have written about Vitamin D3 I have launched a dedicated site www.D3swineflu.com which concentrates on the immune effects of supplementation. That is the best place to look for further information as for the time being I will concentrate my writings on this subject there.

A new site www.D3forhealth.com will be launched as soon as I have time to bring together the research regarding D3 and other health aspects.

Because of the benefits to mothers and infants in the treatment group and the absence of side effects, vitamin D supplements should be given to all pregnant Asian women in the United Kingdom.

From the British Medical Journal.

And it is not just Asian mothers. Black mothers, white mothers .. in fact most mothers and infants will benefit from D3 supplementation as there is a chronic and endemic shortage of Vitamin D3 blood Serum levels in a large part of the Brtish Population ~ 70%. Scottish mothers in wintertime are at particular risk from shortage due to lattitude.

You can have your serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD) concentrations measured by a simple blood test your GP can order and supplement you diet to bring levels up to normal.

For the mothers in the trial linked in the above reference lack of D3 outcomes included:

Mothers and infants in the control group, however, had low plasma concentrations of 25-OHD and calcium and raised plasma alkaline phosphatase (bone isoenzyme) activity. Five of these infants developed symptomatic hypocalcaemia. Almost twice as many infants in the control group were small for gestational age (29% v 15%), but there were no significant differences between the two groups of infants in antropometric measurements. Infants in the control group, however, had larger fontanelles, suggesting impaired ossification of the skull.

In short, the growing infants of these mothers did not have enough available calcium to grow bones properly in some cases. This is because of D3 shortage over calcium shortage – D3 is essential for calcium to be absorbed and delivered where needed.

Consult your GP if intending to supplement, have your D serum levels measured and then you will know for sure if you can benefit from supplementation.

The doctor is likely to offer a low dosage supplement of 1,000UI. If you are Asian or Black find out what blood serum levels are normal in your country of origin and dose up to that .. not the sun starved British “normal”.

More on D3 here.

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Stop Child Abuse Now Rally, London, 26th September 2009.

September 26th, 2009 No comments

There really is no excuse for child abuse. No abuser has a valid reason for abusing a child. Never. Yet it happens all around us and all around the word every day. It is very unlikely you do not know someone personally affected by this – even if you do not realise it.

Today in London a few hundred people joined and marched and spoke their truth, sentances of pain and stories of recovery and poems of wonder. There is no excuse for child abuse. Never.

No Excuse For Child Abuse

How is this horror going to stop? Society has to change. That was a consensus I feel. Knowledge and wisdom have to be gathered and adult survivors must take an ownership role of the whole agenda from education to healthcare.

It was good to be out with a crowd, though I was left in a lot of pain and still am. The crowd and the speakers were inspiring and noisy. A very sweet woman and her daughter left very early after the march as the child was bored , quite understandably. I really liked this lady. She had eyes that wowed me and a smile and open face that drew me in – and instantly I knew she was someone to be trusted.

Later I met a very interesting activist Minty Challis who had a lot to say about the infamous MK-Ultra program and it’s British counterpart.

The crowd thinned as the afternoon wore on and I also left before the end as I was more than exhausted. I’m very glad I went. As a survivor of sexual abuse it was a very empowering event. Families and individuals and groups came together and made one loud voice.

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STOP CHILD ABUSE NOW RALLY: AGENDA FOR THE END OF DENIAL

September 26th, 2009 No comments

Today from 1pm In London an annual rally and march will take place combining the forces of Survivors of abuse and Child action groups. The biggest two problems in this area are “traumatic forgetting” which make accurate statistics difficult and the utterly dominant force of denial in society – which stands as a force against real change. To end denial we must achieve:

  • RECOGNITION OF PREVELANCE OF ABUSE: 30 – 40% of ADULTS ABUSED AS CHILDREN. THE COST TO SOCIETY IS IN WASTED LIVES AND BILLIONS OF POUNDS.
  • RECOGNITION THAT ABUSE OCCURS MAINLY IN THE HOME AND WITH TRUSTED CARERS.
  • END “STRANGER DANGER” CAMPAIGNS/DENIAL – THE DANGER IS RARELY FROM STRANGERS YET MILLIONS ARE WASTED ON THESE CAMPAIGNS.
  • END DEMONISATION OF THE INTERNET – THE INTERNET HAS DONE MORE GOOD FOR ADULT SURVIVORS THAN GOVERNMENT HAS – IT HAS PROVIDED US SHARED RESOURCES AND SUPPORT AND ALLOWED US TO BECOME CONNECTED – AND THEREFORE A FORCE FOR CHANGE.
  • RECOGNITION THAT ABUSE IS BOTH PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND PHYSICALLY DAMAGING – THE PHYSICAL CONSEQUENCES ARE UNDER RESEARCHED AND DENIED. SOMATISATION DISORDERS DO NOT EXIST – UNTREATED INJURIES SUSTAINED IN CHILDHOOD RAPE AND BATTERY CAUSE REAL PHYSICAL DAMAGE WHICH REMAINS UNTREATED – WHILST UNDER-EDUCATED DOCTORS BLINDLY BLAME THE PATIENTS “PSYCHOLOGY”.
  • MORE RESEARCH INTO CYCLES OF ABUSE AND EARLY INTERVENTION IN PROBLEM FAMILIES.
  • A NATIONWIDE ENQUIRY INTO ORGANISED PAEDOPHILIA AND THE LINKS WITH FREEMASONRY AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM: THIS SEEMS TO BE WHY MANY ABUSERS DO NOT GET PUNISHED.

Research indicates the majority of prostitutes, prisoners and hard drug addicts were abused as children – yet we demonise and ostracise these victims, imprison them and criminalise them – because they are trying to cope with horrors in their minds with no effective understanding of the aetiology of their problems and no effective treatment regime that deals with addiction behaviours and the underlying psychological distress.

We are not civilised.

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Comments Please?

September 25th, 2009 No comments

My writing gets a lot of traffic for an off the wall nobody. Google has always ranked me highly because I write consistent pages and content. I also write content tags and descriptions not seen on the screen but read by search engines. Once I had over 1,000 visitors in a day. Yet few peple ccomment on what I write.

Now I ask myself why? More importantly if you read this I ask you why?

Matthew

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