Thanks to Ron, our sometime resident cult fuck-up, for this latest piece of propaganda.
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ron F <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Study: Maharishi Ayur Veda Reduces Toxic Chemicals > > Banned PCBs and agrochemicals in blood reduced 50 percent by centuries-old > detoxification procedure. > > Study published in the Sept./Oct. 2002 issue of Alternative Therapies in > Health and Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 93-103. > > > - PRESS RELEASE - > > Banned PCBs and Agrochemicals in Blood Reduced 50 Percent > By Centuries-Old Detoxification Procedure, Study Shows > > ----------------------------------------------------------- > "The issue of possible human health effects of persistent organochlorine > substances is an ongoing concern and area of important scientific > investigation. This report has implications for the mobilization of and > clearance of persistent fat-soluble xenobiotics and could serve as a > stepping-stone towards randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of these > methods." - Laurence Fuortes, M.D., Professor, College of Public Health, > University of Iowa > ----------------------------------------------------------- > > Toxic occupational and agricultural chemicals that are stored in the > body-and known to cause disease-can be significantly reduced by an Ayurvedic > detoxification procedure, according to a report released today. > > The study, published in the Sept./Oct. 2002 issue of Alternative Therapies > in Health and Medicine, found that a centuries-old purification procedure > derived from the Ayurvedic medical system of India reduced several > fat-soluble toxicants by about 50 percent. > > "This is the first published study on humans to demonstrate that a specific > detoxification regimen can significantly reduce levels of lipophilic > toxicants in the blood that are known to be associated with disease," says > Robert Herron, Ph.D., lead author of the study and Director of Research at > the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi > University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. > > Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Comparisons > > The study consisted of two parts: a cross-sectional comparison and a > longitudinal pre- and post-treatment. > > Eighty-eight subjects, age 45 years and older, participated in the > cross-sectional study: 48 had previously undergone the detoxification > procedure an average of 18 times and 40 had not. Blood samples from both > groups were sent to the Analytical Laboratory in the Department of > Environmental Health at Colorado State University that was blind to the > treatment status of the subjects. > > PCBs and Pesticides Found in Blood Samples > > Blood samples from both cross-sectional groups were assayed for 17 > lipophilic toxicants, including 9 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners > and 8 pesticides and metabolites, such as DDE, a by-product of DDT. The > specific PCBs and pesticides that were studied either had been previously > linked to major health problems or have been of high concern for their > potential toxicity. > > The results showed blood levels of PCBs and several pesticides were > significantly lower in the detoxification group than in the controls. > > Herron says that lipophilic toxicants are generally considered to be among > the most problematic environmental contaminants and many of them have been > banned in the U.S. for decades. Because of their fat-soluble nature and > their long half-lives, they tend to accumulate in plants and animals and > bio-magnify up the food chain, increasing in humans with age. Previous > studies show that these toxicants have been associated with hormone > disruption, immune system suppression, reproductive disorders, several types > of cancer, and other diseases. > > Lipophil-mediated Detoxification Procedure > > In the longitudinal study, blood samples from 15 subjects who participated > in the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (MVAH) Ayurvedic detoxification > procedure were assayed, pre- and post-treatment, by CSU's Analytical > Laboratory. > > Ayurveda dates back thousands of years in India and is recognized by the > World Health Organization as a complete system of natural medicine. However, > due to several foreign invasions over the centuries, it has been slowly, but > substantially altered. Starting in 1984, Ayurveda was restored and > standardized in accordance with the classical texts of India under the > direction of a leading Vedic scholar, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of > Maharishi University of Management and world-renowned for introducing the > Transcendental Meditation® technique. > > Striking Reductions in PCBs and Beta-HCH Levels > > The results of the two-month longitudinal study showed that PCBs and > Beta-HCH levels were reduced by 46 percent and 58 percent respectively in > the MVAH detoxification group. Without this intervention, the expected drop > in PCBs and Beta-HCH over two months would be only a fraction of one > percent. Previously, no method had been scientifically verified to reduce > levels of these lipid-soluble toxicants in the human body without causing > negative side effects. > > How Lipophil-mediated Detoxification May Work > > Lipophilic toxicants are stored in lipids, or fats, in the body, and are > fat-soluble in nature. Several modalities in the Maharishi Vedic Approach to > Health detoxification procedure use non-toxic, lipophilic materials, such as > clarified butter in the oleation phase and herbalized sesame oil in the > massage and enema treatments. These traditional methods are believed to > sequentially loosen and remove lipid soluble toxicants from their deposited > sites and stimulate their excretion. > > "Our findings were quite striking, given that the half-lives of these > toxicants are all several years in duration, and that this comprehensive > detoxification procedure removed them in just a few days." says Herron. > > PCBs and Pesticide Levels Still High > > Herron says an alarming finding of the study was that PCB and DDE levels > appear to be unexpectedly high in the general population, and may actually > be increasing. > > "These toxicants were banned decades ago and were assumed to be declining to > negligible levels in the U.S. population. Our findings, however, suggest > that they are still entering the food chain and appear to be increasing in > humans. One possible explanation is that produce imported to the U.S. from > Mexico and Latin America may contain banned toxicants since these hazardous > chemicals are still widely used for agriculture in those countries," says > Herron. > > Reference: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, (Sept./Oct. 2002), > Vol. 8, No. 5: pp. 93-103. > > > > > > --------------------------------- > Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. Make PC-to-Phone Calls to the US (and 30+ countries) for 2¢/min or less. > To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! 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