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Other uses for rice bran
Just received this from a reputable source. It would seem that there are
other uses for rice bran over and beyond just fattening our horses'
fannies. See below.
Knowledge is power. A proactive population will take steps to boost
protect their immune systems before a crisis.
NATURAL ANTIDOTES TO BIOLOGICAL TOXINS
The Garlic Information Center in Britain indicates that deadly ANTHRAX
is most susceptible to GARLIC.
Garlic is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that even blocks toxin
by germs. [Journal Nutrition, March 2001]
In one test garlic was found to be a more potent antibiotic than
penicillin, ampicillin, doxycycline, streptomycin and cephalexin, some
of the very same antibiotic drugs used in the treatment of anthrax.
Garlic was found to be effective against nine strains of E. coli,
and other bugs. [Fitoterapia, Volume 5, 1984] Freshly cut cloves of
garlic or garlic powder may be beneficial.
The antibiotic activity of one milligram of allicin, the active
ingredient in garlic, equals 15 units of penicillin. [Koch and Lawson,
Garlic: The Science and Therapeutic Application, 2nd edition, Williams
& Wilkins, Baltimore 1996] Garlic capsules that certify their
content are preferred and may provide 5-10 milligrams of allicin,
which is equivalent to 75-150 units of penicillin.
2. SULFUR-BEARING ANTIOXIDANTS
The anthrax bacterium's toxicity emanates from its ability to kill
macrophage cells which are part of the immune system.
Studies have shown that SULFUR-BEARING ANTIOXIDANTS (alpha
acid, N-acetyl cysteine, taurine) and VITAMIN C, which elevate levels of
glutathione, a natural antioxidant within the body, counters the
toxicity produced by anthrax. [Molecular Medicine, November 1994;
Immunopharmacology, January 2000; Applied Environmental
The above sulfur compounds can be obtained from health food stores
taken in doses ranging from 100-500 mg.
3. VITAMIN C
Vitamin C should be the buffered alkaline form (mineral ascorbates)
rather than the acidic form (ascorbic acid) and should be combined
bioflavonoids which prolong vitamin C's action in the blood
The powdered form of vitamin C is recommended to achieve optimal
A tablespoon of vitamin C powder (about 10,000 mgs) can be added
juice. Good products are Twinlab's Super Ascorbate C powder and
Alacer's powdered vitamin C.
MELATONIN, a sleep-inducing hormone available at most health food
stores, has been shown to help prevent lethal toxins from anthrax
exposure. [Cell Biology Toxicology, Volume 16, 2000] It could be taken
at bedtime in doses ranging from 5-20 mg. Melatonin boosts
levels during sleep.
Of additional interest, one of the methods by which MUSTARD GAS
is its ability to bring about cell death by depleting cell levels of
glutathione eMedicine Journal, April 9, 2001] So GLUTATHIONE is also
antidote for mustard gas poisoning.
5. IRON and MEDAL-BINDING CHELATORS.
Virtually all bacteria, viruses and fungi depend upon IRON as a growth
factor. [Iron & Your Health, T.F. Emery, CRC Press, 1991]
(removing) drugs and antibiotics (Adriamycin, Vancomycin, others) are
effective against pathogens. The plague (Yersinia pestis), botulism,
SMALLPOX AND ANTRAX could all be potentially treated with
non-prescription METAL-BINDING CHELATORS. For example, iron
retards the growth of the plague. [Medical Hypotheses, January 1980]
The biological activity of the botulinum toxin depends upon iron, and
metal chelators may be beneficial.
Infection Immunology, October 1989, Toxicon, July, 1997].
Phytic acid (IP6), derived as an extract from RICE BRAN, is the most
potent natural iron chelator and has strong antibiotic and antioxidant
action. [Free Radical Biology Medicine, Volume 8, 1990; Journal
Biological Chemistry, August 25, 1987]
IP6 has been found to have similar iron-chelating properties as
desferrioxamine, a drug commonly used to kill germs, tumor cells or
remove undesirable minerals from the body. [Biochemistry Journal,
September 15, 1993] IP6 rice bran extract (2000-4000 mg) should be
in between meals with filtered or bottled water only (no juice).
The antibacterial, antiseptic action of plant oils has been described
recent medical literature and may be helpful in fighting biological
toxins. [Journal Applied Microbiology, Volume 88, 2000] A potent
natural antibiotic, more powerful than many prescription antibiotics,
oil of OREGANO.
One study showed that oregano completely inhibited the growth of 25
germs such as Staphylococcus aureas, Escherichia coli, Yersinia
enterocolitica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. [Journal Food
Oregano has been shown to be effective in eradicating intestinal
parasites in humans. [Phytotherapy Research, May 2000]
WILD OREGANO, which is quite different than the variety on most
kitchen spice racks, has over 50 antibacterial compounds. Just one
wild oregano oil in 4000 dilution sterilizes contaminated water.
[London Times, May 8, 2001]
Oregano powder from whole leaf oregano is available as OregamaxTM
capsules (North American Herb & Spice Co.). A spectacular
in natural antibiotic therapy is the manufacture of oregano powder
100% pure oregano oil, producing one of the most potent antibiotics
known. It has recently become available under the trade name
(North American Herb & Spice Co.). It costs about $1 per pill, but
is a far cry from the $16 per pill for Vancomycin, known as most
7. NERVE GAS ANTITOXINS
Nature also provides nerve gas antitoxins. Nerve gas interrupts the
normal transmission of nerve impulses by altering levels of
acetycholinesterase, the enzyme that degrades the nerve transmitter
acetycholine. HUPERZINE A, a derivative of CHINESE CLUB MOSS, has
suggested as a pre-treatment against nerve gases. [Annals
France, January 2000]
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research conducted studies which
revealed that huperzine A protects against nerve gas poisoning in a
superior manner to physostigmine, a long-standing anti-nerve toxin
[Defense Technical Information Center Review, Volume 2, December
Huperzine A is available as a food supplement at most health food
stores. Suggested dosage is 150 mcg per day. Pretreatment is
prior to nerve gas exposure.
SUMMARY. The threat of biological warfare is real and concern over
preparedness of the civilian population and medical professionals is
growing. There is virtually no practical way that vaccines,
or other treatment can be delivered to a frightened populace in a
manner during a crisis. The current strategy of having an unprotected
citizenry travel to physicians' offices or hospitals to receive
prophylactic care or treatment is unfeasible. The public must be armed
with preventive or therapeutic agents in their vehicles, homes and the
workplace. Natural antibiotics and antitoxins are well documented in
medical literature, but overlooked by health authorities. These
antidotes are readily available for the public to acquire and place in
an emergency biological response kit.
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