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Spektrum One™ Research
BearCreek Research believes the formula for spectrum 1 can outsmart the virus or bacteria adaptation scheme using our proprietary multiple biological combinations. Here is the math:
So how many possible pathogenic defense combinations can you get from Spektrum's hundreds of biologically active compounds? Thousands and thousands and thousands!
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Aloe Vera Anti-Viral Findings
“Aloe Vera’s…Anti-viral [components]” [When] aloe was mixed with … herpes, chicken pox rabies, and flu … [it] killed these viruses in 15 minutes … microscopic exam demonstrated that … viruses were torn apart, thus showing … aloe kills certain viruses in vitro. Antimicrob Agents Chemotherapy 1991 Dec;35(12):2463-6: University of Maryland Dept. of Microbiology: “Inactivation of … viruses by anthraquinones ...” Sydiskis RJ, et al. Department of Microbiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore http://www.health-science-report.com/alotek/topics4/article301/
“All but 3 … who showed healing … had no recurrences 15 months after stopping treatment.” “Effect of Aloe Vera on … herpes virus (strain Zoster)” (Aloe Vera of American Archives) Sims P Ruth M, Zimmerman ER (1971a). Aloe Vera of American Archives, 1, 239-240 General Dentistry (as quoted in Medical News Today): “New reports …aloe vera plant … can also treat many oral health problems … according to the January/February issue of General Dentistry , the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal.” “[Male] genital herpes [management] …with Aloe vera extract … a placebo-controlled, double-blind study.” Syed TA, et al. J Dermatol Treat 1997;8:99–102.
“…Cornell University [research] found [oregano oil] killed 30 different germs… it helped to destroy the viruses that cause shingles, [HSV-1 and HSV-2].” From “The Sunday Times”, 2 September 2001. Full article: http://www.health-on-sunday.co.uk/ Baseline of Health Foundation (JonBarron.org): “…wild mountain oregano oil (not … kitchen oregano) …has been proven useful as an antiviral…rivaling pharmaceutical antibiotics … in eliminat[ing] microbes … without [inducing production of] drug-resistant strains...”
Grapefruit Seed Extract Research
The active ingredients of grapefruit seed extract are non-toxic and are synthesized from the seed and pulp of certified organically grown grapefruit. The process converts the grapefruit bioflavonoids (polyphenolics) into an extremely potent compound that is being used to kill strep, staph, salmonella, E. Coli, candida, herpes, influenza, parasites, fungi, and more.
Hydrogen Peroxide Research Findings
Microbicidal Activity. Hydrogen peroxide is active against a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, and spores 78, 654. A 0.5% accelerated hydrogen peroxide demonstrated bactericidal and virucidal activity in 1 minute and mycobactericidal and fungicidal activity in 5 minutes 656. Bactericidal effectiveness and stability of hydrogen peroxide in urine has been demonstrated against a variety of health-care–associated pathogens; organisms with high cellular catalase activity (e.g., S. aureus, S. marcescens, and Proteus mirabilis) required 30–60 minutes of exposure to 0.6% hydrogen peroxide for a 108 reduction in cell counts, whereas organisms with lower catalase activity (e.g., E. coli, Streptococcus species, and Pseudomonasspecies) required only 15 minutes' exposure 657. In an investigation of 3%, 10%, and 15% hydrogen peroxide for reducing spacecraft bacterial populations, a complete kill of 106 spores (i.e., Bacillus species) occurred with a 10% concentration and a 60-minute exposure time. A 3% concentration for 150 minutes killed 106 spores in six of seven exposure trials. A 10% hydrogen peroxide solution resulted in a 103 decrease in B. atrophaeus spores, and a >105 decrease when tested against 13 other pathogens in 30 minutes at 20ºC 659, 660. A 3.0% hydrogen peroxide solution was ineffective against VRE after 3 and 10 minutes exposure times 661and caused only a 2-log10 reduction in the number of Acanthamoeba cysts in approximately 2 hours . A 7% stabilized hydrogen peroxide proved to be sporicidal (6 hours of exposure), mycobactericidal (20 minutes), fungicidal (5 minutes) at full strength, virucidal (5 minutes) and bactericidal (3 minutes) at a 1:16 dilution when a quantitative carrier test was used. The 7% solution of hydrogen peroxide, tested after 14 days of stress (in the form of germ-loaded carriers and respiratory therapy equipment), was sporicidal (>7 log10 reduction in 6 hours), mycobactericidal (>6.5 log10 reduction in 25 minutes), fungicidal (>5 log10 reduction in 20 minutes), bactericidal (>6 log10 reduction in 5 minutes) and virucidal (5 log10 reduction in 5 minutes). Synergistic sporicidal effects were observed when spores were exposed to a combination of hydrogen peroxide (5.9%–23.6%) and peracetic acid 664. Other studies demonstrated the antiviral activity of hydrogen peroxide against rhinovirus. The time required for inactivating three serotypes of rhinovirus using a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution was 6–8 minutes; this time increased with decreasing concentrations (18-20 minutes at 1.5%, 50–60 minutes at 0.75%).
Concentrations of hydrogen peroxide from 6% to 25% show promise as chemical sterilants. The product marketed as a sterilant is a premixed, ready-to-use chemical that contains 7.5% hydrogen peroxide and 0.85% phosphoric acid (to maintain a low pH). The mycobactericidal activity of 7.5% hydrogen peroxide has been corroborated in a study showing the inactivation of >105multidrug-resistant M. tuberculosis after a 10-minute exposure. Thirty minutes were required for >99.9% inactivation of poliovirus and HAV . Three percent and 6% hydrogen peroxide were unable to inactivate HAV in 1 minute in a carrier test. When the effectiveness of 7.5% hydrogen peroxide at 10 minutes was compared with 2% alkaline glutaraldehyde at 20 minutes in manual disinfection of endoscopes, no significant difference in germicidal activity was observed 668. ). No complaints were received from the nursing or medical staff regarding odor or toxicity. In one study, 6% hydrogen peroxide (unused product was 7.5%) was more effective in the high-level disinfection of flexible endoscopes than was the 2% glutaraldehyde solution. A new, rapid-acting 13.4% hydrogen peroxide formulation (that is not yet FDA-cleared) has demonstrated sporicidal, mycobactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal efficacy. Manufacturer data demonstrate that this solution sterilizes in 30 minutes and provides high-level disinfection in 5 minutes 669.
New applications of chemical germicides: hydrogen peroxide, Klapes, N.A., 1990, in Program and Abstracts of the ASM (American Society for Microbiology) International Symposium on Chemical Germicides; Â 20 p14-15
Findings on the Effects of Peppermint Essential Oil
“… peppermint oil on … [HSV-1 and HSV-2] in vitro.” Schuhmacher A, Reichling J, Schnitzler P. “. . . [peppermint] essential oil [can] exert a virucidal effect on HSV.” “[It] exhibited high … virucidal activity against HSV-1 and HSV-2 in … tests.” Phytomedicine: (Issue Number): 2003;10(6-7):504-10. Department of Virology, Hygiene Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. See: PMID: 13678235 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Journal of American Academic Dermatology: Bernstein, et al. Topical capsaicin treatment of chronic postherpetic neuralgia. J Am Acad Dermatol 1989;21:265-70. Clinical Journal of Pain: Davies SJ, Harding LM, Baranowski AP. A novel treatment of postherpetic neuralgia using peppermint essential oil. Clin J Pain 2002;18:200-2.
Olive Leaf Extract Research
"Olive leaf extract exhibits antiviral activity against viral haemorrhagic septicaemia rhabdovirus (VHSV)"
Dr Stevenson, L,. et al. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) Report on Olive Leaf Australia's Olive Leaf Extracts, Southern Cross University, 2005.
Hamdi et al. Oleuropein, a non-toxic olive iridoid, is an anti-tumor agent and cytoskeleton disruptor, 2005.
Dr. Stevenson, L,. et al. In vitro Biological Activities of Pure Olive Leaf Extract & High Strength Olive Leaf Extract, 2006.
Potential Benefit Claims of Olive Leaf:
Combats Viruses, Inhibiting Them From Replicating
Has Anti-Fungal Properties
Has Anti-Bacterial Properties
Tea Tree Oil Virology Research
“Antiviral activity of Australian tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil against herpes simplex virus in cell culture.” Department of Virology, Hygiene Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany. University study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11338678&dopt=Abstract University study: “Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil gel (6%) for the Formula of … herpes labialis” C. F. Carsona,*, L. Ashtonb, L. Drya, D. W. Smithb and T. V. Rileya,b a Department of Microbiology, The University of Western Australia, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands, WA 6009; b Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Western Australian Centre for Pathology & Medical Research, Locked Bag 2009, Nedlands, WA 6909, Australia “Proof of the in vitro antiviral activity of TTO opens up the possibility … useful topical Formula for cutaneous viral infections such as cold sores ...” http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/48/3/450 Clinical Review of Microbiology: Clin Microbiol Rev. 2006 January; 19(1): 50–62. doi: 10.1128/CMR.19.1.50-62.2006. American Society for Microbiology http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1360273
Pharmazie: Antiviral activity of Australian tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil against herpes simplex in cell culture. Pharmazie. 2001;56(4):343-347. Schnitzler P, Schon K, Reichling J. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Tea Tree Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties C. F. Carson,1 K. A. Hammer,1 and T. V. Riley1,2* Excerpt: "… study of tea tree oil … found to have similar … activity as 5% acyclovir" (Source: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, May 2001, page 450) Tea tree oil’s antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial activity … also discussed in the following: Adverse and beneficial effects of plant extracts on skin...” Adverse Drug React Toxicol Rev. 2001 Jun;20 (2):89-103.
Since we have discovered Bacteria is more numerous than other cellular structure in our body (10x) then we went looking for research that asks how and why Bacteria is so successful and adapting to defeating Anti - Biotics. This may help SpektrumOne decide how better to target Detrimental vs. Beneficial bacteria. So, here is the research and what you hold in your hand may very well represent the future of selective bacteria destruction or inactivation on your skin!
Now, more recent research published in the journal Science3 reveals that bacteria may have "social structures similar to plants and animals." According to the authors:
"In animals and plants, social structure can reduce conflict within populations and bias aggression toward competing populations; however, for bacteria in the wild it remains unknown whether such population-level organization exists. Here, we show that environmental bacteria are organized into socially cohesive units in which antagonism occurs between, rather than within, ecologically defined populations.
By screening approximately 35,000 possible mutual interactions among Vibrionaceae isolates from the ocean, we show that genotypic clusters known to have cohesive habitat association also act as units in terms of antibiotic production and resistance.
Genetic analyses show that within populations, broad-range antibiotics are produced by few genotypes, whereas all others are resistant, suggesting cooperation between conspecifics. Natural antibiotics may thus mediate competition between populations rather than solely increase the success of individuals."
What this means is that certain bacteria have the ability to produce chemical compounds that inhibit the growth of other bacteria, while not harming their own kind or "close relatives." These chemical compounds or natural antibiotics act as a type of chemical warfare, allowing the bacteria in question to gain a competitive edge by killing off the competition. Meanwhile, other "allies" are spared, as they are resistant to the antibiotic chemicals produced.
"'The research has the potential to bridge gaps in our understanding of the relationships between plants and humans and their non-disease- and disease-causing bacterial flora,' said Robert Fleischmann, a program director in the Division of Biological Infrastructure for the National Science Foundation.
'We use antibiotics to kill pathogenic microbes, which cause harm to humans and animals,' said Polz. 'As an unfortunate side effect, this has lead to the widespread buildup of resistance, particularly in hospitals where pathogens and humans encounter each other often.'
In addition, the results help scientists make sense of why closely related bacteria are so diverse in their gene content. Part of the answer, they say, is that the diversity allows the bacteria to play different social roles. Social differentiation, for example, could mitigate the negative effects of two species competing for the same limiting resource – food or habitat, for instance – and generate population level behavior that emerges from the interaction between close relatives."
Beware of Fluoridated Antibiotics that Can Ruin Your Gut Flora and Your Health
Your lifestyle can and does influence your gut flora on a daily basis. All of these common exposures can wreak havoc on the makeup of bacteria in your gut, but researchers are now increasingly looking at the cascading ill effects of antibiotic drugs in particular. For example, your gut bacteria are extremely sensitive to:
Antibiotics are severely overused – not just in medicine, but also in food production. In fact, about 80 percent of all the antibioticsproduced are used in agriculture – not only to fight infection, but to promote unhealthy (though profitable) weight gain in the animals. Hence, if you want to avoid overexposure to antibiotics, it's also crucial to avoid conventionally-raised meats.
That said, certain antibiotics prescribed in medicine are so harmful they probably shouldn't be used at all. Medications such as Avelox, Cipro, and Levaquin have been named in over 2,000 drug injury lawsuits.5
These are all fluoroquinolones, a class of fluoridated antibiotics associated with a number of serious side effects, such as potentially blinding retinal detachment, kidney failure, and permanent tendon damage. Fluoroquinolones do carry a black box warning for tendonitis, ruptured tendons, and its potentially detrimental effect on neuromuscular activity, but many patients simply do not read the warning labels before taking the drug. Other serious injuries linked to fluoroquinolones include:
Injury to central nervous system Injury to your heart Liver problems
Gastrointestinal problems Injury to musculoskeletal system Injury to renal system
Injury to visual and/or auditory system Altered blood sugar metabolism Depression
Psychotic reactions and hallucinations Phototoxicity Disfiguring rashes
Staphylococcus aureus infection C. difficile infection Severe diarrhea
Learn More about the Dangers of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
Shockingly, despite all these risks, fluoroquinolones are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics in the world. John Fratti, who was hired by the FDA in a part-time position as an FDA Patient Representative for drug safety, is on a quest to raise awareness on the dangers of fluoroguinolone toxicity. He filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) request with the FDA on two of the top fluoroquinolones, Levaquin and Cipro, and learned that they are associated with over 2,500 deaths.
Fratti has established a non-profit organization called Quinolone Vigilance Foundation to spread awareness of the dangers associated with this class of drugs, and the Foundation's website contains both information and support for those injured by these drugs. Fortunately, fluoroquinolones have started getting some well-deserved media attention as of late.
According to a recent article in The New York Times:6
"A half-dozen fluoroquinolones have been taken off the market because of unjustifiable risks of adverse effects. Those that remain are undeniably important drugs, when used appropriately. But doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have expressed concern that too often fluoroquinolones are prescribed unnecessarily as a 'one size fits all' remedy without considering their suitability for different patients.
Experts caution against giving these drugs to certain patients who face higher than average risks of bad reactions – children under age 18, adults over 60, and pregnant and nursing women – unless there is no effective alternative. The risk of adverse effects is also higher among people with liver disease and those taking corticosteroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
When an antibiotic is prescribed, it is wise to ask what the drug is and whether it is necessary, what side effects to be alert for, whether there are effective alternatives, when to expect the diagnosed condition to resolve, and when to call if something unexpected happens or recovery seems delayed."
Last year, PBS NewsHour7 aired a segment highlighting the dangers of fluoroquinolones. Fratti, who is himself a victim of fluoroquinolone toxicity, was interviewed. He was prescribed Levaquin a few years ago for a minor bacterial infection. The drug caused nerve damage, tendon damage and damage to his central nervous system.
When Intestinal Bacteria Go Surfing: Molecular Signal Pathway In Diarrhea Illnesses Identified
ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2009) — The bacteriumEscherichia coli is part of the healthy human intestinal flora. However, E. coli also has pathogenic relatives that trigger diarrhea illnesses: enterohemorrhagic E.coli bacteria. During the course of an infection they infest the intestinal mucosa, causing injury in the process, in contrast to benign bacteria.
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The EHECs adhere to the surface of the mucosal cells and alter them internally: a part of the cellular supportive skeleton - the actin skeleton - is rearranged in such a manner that the cell surface beneath the bacteria forms plinth-like growths, so-called pedestals. The bacteria are securely anchored to this pedestal; the pedestals, in contrast, are mobile. This enables the bacteria, seated upon them, to surf over the cell surface and reproduce upon it, without being flushed from the intestine. But how do the bacteria bring the host cells to convert the actin skeleton? Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) have now identified the signal pathway that leads to the formation of this pedestal.
"Prerequisite for this signal pathway is a special secretion system - a sort of molecular syringe, through which the bacteria insert entire proteins in the host cell," explains Theresia Stradal, head of the Signal Transduction and Motility research group at HZI. Two factors, Tir and EspFU, are brought into the host cell from the bacterium for pedestal formation. Following this, the host cell presents Tir on its surface; the bacterium recognises "its" molecule Tir and adheres to the host cell. EspFU then triggers the signal for local actin conversion.
"It has been unclear thus far how the two bacterial effectors Tir and EspFU enter into contact with one another in the host cell," says Theresia Stradal. Her research group has now found the missing link: "The molecule comes from the host cell, is called IRSp53 and gathers on the cell surface, directly beneath the bacteria sitting on it," explains cell biologist Markus Ladwein, who is also involved in the project. IRSp53, then, establishes the connection between Tir and EspFU. It ensures that actin conversion is concentrated locally. Together with the biochemist Dr. Stefanie Weiß, a former post-graduate student with the research group, Markus Ladwein also provided the counter evidence: "Cells in which IRSp53 is lacking are no longer able to form pedestals for the bacteria."
The signal pathway clarified by the Braunschweig researchers – published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe – is a good example of how pathogenic bacteria develop progressively with their host. With the aid of bacterial factors, they therefore manage to simulate signals and set in motion complex processes in the host, which they then abuse for their own purposes.
Stefanie M. Weiss, Markus Ladwein, Dorothea Schmidt, Julia Ehinger, Silvia Lommel, Kai Städing, Ulrike Beutling, Andrea Disanza, Ronald Frank, Lothar Jänsch, Giorgio Scita, Florian Gunzer, Klemens Rottner, and Theresia E.B. Stradal. IRSp53 Links the Enterohemorrhagic E. coli Effectors Tir and EspFU for Actin Pedestal Formation.Cell Host & Microbe, 2009; 5 (3): 244-58 DOI:10.1016/j.chom.2009.02.003
The Old Ways Of Thinking Got Us Here
You Expect to Solve Problems Using The Same Thinking?
You Expect to Solve Problems Using The Same Thinking?
Before the airplane humans said, "You cannot lift yourself by your bootstraps." Today we are lifting ever lighter and stronger structural vessel "selves" by ever less effort of our scientific know-how bootstraps. No economist knows this. It is the most highly classified of military and private enterprise secrets. Industry now converts the ever-increasing work capacity per pound of materials invested primarily to yield monetary profits for the government-subsidized private-enterprise producers of weapons.
MAN VS. MACHINE ... Ya Think?
Anne Meneghetti, MD
Director, Clinical Communications, Epocrates
Automation in Medicine: Humans vs. Machines
Robots don't need vacations. Unlike med students, they don't get tired or bored holding retractors in the OR. Whether serving as a robotic scrub nurse, a miniature mobile sewing machine, or a remotely controlled surgical arm equipped with a high-speed CT scanning eye, bots offer some real advantages over humans. They can maneuver into tight anatomical spaces, require only small keyhole incisions for access, and are less likely to contaminate the field. Robots are also less likely to complain about bad lighting, table height, and room temperature. Unlike most humans, they have no life at all outside the hospital.
Newer cameras allow robotic assistants to respond to hand gestures like those Tom Cruise used in the movieMinority Report. Surgeons can use hand signals to bring up an imaging study or electronic medical record data into view, without touching a thing. Similar gesture-sensing technology is available in consumer electronic games that track hand movements in 3-D space.
Paging Dr. Watson
Robots are not the only high-tech newcomers to medicine. Enter Watson™, the artificial intelligence supercomputer from the IBM® "Deep Question" program. It processes natural-language questions and scours massive databases looking for answers, just like the fictional computers aboard interstellar vessels in sci-fi movies. After beating uber-contestant Ken Jennings at Jeopardy! , Watson went to medical school at both Columbia and University of Maryland. Watson will spend a few years learning about the types of diagnostic and therapeutic questions that arise in clinical practice. Is it possible that unearthing facts buried within massive volumes of medical journals and other data can support tailored clinical decision-making for an individual patient? Maybe we will find out in a few years.
Humans Behind the Machines
I once shook the large hand of famed heart surgeon Michael DeBakey, who learned to stitch from his mother, a seamstress and sewing teacher. He described the thrill of sewing his first synthetic bypass grafts by hand and autoclaving them. He went on to invent dozens of machines that are now commonplace in medicine. I am reminded that behind all these great mechanical and electronic innovations are real human beings. When it comes to beside manner-actively listening, expressing genuine caring, and delivering encouragement—the vast majority of human clinicians have the clear advantage over robots, hands down.
Synergy, that is the problem, that is the solution! Synergy means behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the behavior of their parts taken separately.
Synergy means behavior of integral, aggregate, whole systems unpredicted by behaviors of any of their components or subassemblies of their components taken separately from the whole.
The words synergy (syn-ergy) and energy (en-ergy) are companions. Energy studies are familiar. Energy relates to differentiating out subfunctions of nature, studying objects isolated out of the whole complex of Universe__for instance, studying soil minerals without consideration of hydraulics or of plant genetics. But synergy represents the integrated behaviors instead of all the differentiated behaviors of nature's galaxy systems and galaxy of galaxies.
Chemists discovered that they had to recognize synergy because they found that every time they tried to isolate one element out of a complex or to separate atoms out, or molecules out, of compounds, the isolated parts and their separate behaviors never explained the associated behaviors at all. It always failed to do so. They had to deal with the wholes in order to be able to discover the group proclivities as well as integral characteristics of parts. The chemists found the Universe already in complex association and working very well. Every time they tried to take it apart or separate it out, the separate parts were physically divested of their associative potentials, so the chemists had to recognize that there were associated behaviors of wholes unpredicted by parts; they found there was an old word for it__synergy.
Because synergy alone explains the eternally regenerative integrity of Universe, because synergy is the only word having its unique meaning, and because decades of querying university audiences around the world have isclosed only a small percentage familiar with the word synergy, we may conclude that society does not understand nature.