Friday, March 16, 2007

St. Louis Wellness Center is your "One-Stop" shop for health

Fisher Wellness Center helps you get healthy and stay well
KNN-St. Louis
Welcome to the Fisher Wellness Center. At FWC we will assist you in your lifestyle change through awareness and education. We offer holistic dental services, massage therapy, colon therapy, and a comprehensive 30 day Wellness program. Come and browse our books, natural cleaning products and nutritional supplements.

The mouth is the window into the health of the body just as the eyes are the window into the soul. Oral Health is Health! Infection and bacteria in the mouth travel through tubes via the bloodstream to other areas of the body. The body delivers nutrients and oxygen via the blood into the root the tooth. The tooth extracts the nourishment and passes some of the fluid into the tubules through dentin into the enamel. A weakened immune system increases susceptibility to other diseases like Heart Disease. Heart Disease and Cancer, two of the biggest killers in the U.S. can be profoundly influenced by the food we eat.

In 400 BC, Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food: Current scientific evidence supports a diet rich in fruits and vegetables for producing amazing health benefits.

The sad truth is that 90% of Americans do not near nearly enough fruits and vegetables to protect them from disease, and the same is true for children. Prevention should start as soon as a baby is born, not after they receive their “wake up” call. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is extremely unhealthy. The American diet is high in fat, processed foods, refined sugars, salt, preservatives, and chemicals. As a result of this nutrient less diet, we see an increase in degenerative diseases. This way of living (dying) is killing us. This is not a coincidence!

Making the transition will not be easy but it is necessary. Many special interests are betting you will continue down the same path of diet, disease, and death.
Billions of dollars are spent annually to condition you into thinking disease and death is normal. What we require is someone to teach us how to return to the proper diet and lifestyle that will lead to longevity and quality of life.

We recommend to all of our patients they increase their intake of raw fruits and vegetables. If they are unable to eat the recommended five to nine servings per day, we suggest a product called Juice Plus+. Juice Plus contains seventeen servings of fresh, raw, fruits, vegetables and grains that have been juiced, dried and placed in a capsule or chewable form.

Call our office today! Take your health and the health of your family in your own hands. Let us help you get healthy and stay well.
To make an appointment or for any questions contact:
Perdita Jay Fisher, DMD
11634 W. Florissant Avenue
Florissant, Mo. 63033

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Male Birth Control Pill

"The Pill" for men may soon be a reality
Male pill breakthrough
BBC News

Scientists have developed an easy-to-use contraceptive pill and hormone patch for men. A three-month course of the pill used in combination with the hormone patch reduces the number of active sperm to zero.

However, once men stop taking the pill patch their sperm counts return to normal. The success of clinical trials using the method brings an easy-to-take male contraceptive pill one step closer, researchers have said. Family planning specialists said the research was a significant advance.

They said a male pill would offer men more choice and provide a clear alternative to vasectomies.

See: BBC - Health - Mens health - The male contraceptive pill

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Designing Your Baby

The technology is in place to order up a child’s physical traits or intellect. The issue is how far we want to take it.
By Scott McCredie for MSN Health & Fitness

It started a decade ago with Dolly the Scottish sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal. Then a year later came Lucy the Canadian mouse, the first mammal with artificially implanted genes that could be inherited by her offspring. Since then, the world has expressed a mixture of confusion, horror and optimism at the potential of genetic engineering to prevent diseases in humans and “enhance” physical or cognitive traits.

So where does this technology stand? Are we any closer to creating so-called “designer babies”?

The technology already exists today for screening out embryos with “lethal” genes, without adding to or changing the genes of a future child. The technique used for this is called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. Like in vitro fertilization (for infertile couples), it involves removing several eggs from a woman, fertilizing them with the husband’s sperm, and allowing the embryos to grow to several cells each. Then one cell is extracted from each and genetically analyzed. As scientists continue to unravel the code of the human genome, genes associated with other diseases and other traits will be identified. See Complete Article: Designer babies

The Hebrew Israelite Community

A phenomenon in a land full of phenomena
Source: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website

(Note: this article was written on Sept. 29, 2006)

A phenomenon in a land full of phenomena is the story of the Hebrew Israelite Community in Dimona, Israel. Labeled over the years as “the Black Hebrews,” community members began arriving in Israel in 1969. Led by Ben Ammi Ben-Israel, they came from the United States via Liberia stating they are descendants of the tribe of Judah. In the nearly 40 years since, the community has moved from being unknown, to become kibbutz Shomrei Hashalom (Guardians of Peace), one of the largest urban kibbutzim in Israel. They presently number about 2000 in Dimona, with additional families in Arad, Mitzpe Ramon and the Tiberias area.

As with other communal settlements, the Hebrew Israelites maintain an ordered structure, with Ben Ammi sitting at the head of a council of 12 princes, who oversee the spiritual development of the kibbutz. Another 12 “ministers,” or the community management council, officiate the daily affairs in economics, education, sports and recreation, information and more. The community priesthood officiates weddings, Sabbath services and circumcisions for male children on the 8th day (according to Hebraic law). The Hebrews derive their income from their ever-popular music groups, as well as a soy foods product factory, specializing in the production of tofu, soy milk and ice cream. They also produce a varied line of cultural clothing from natural fibers which they market primarily abroad.

The community has become most noted for its healthy holistic lifestyle. All members are vegans, eating no meat, dairy products nor foods with chemical additives. Adult members exercise three times a week and are advised to have at least one full-body massage each month for its health benefits. They do not smoke or drink alcohol, except for naturally fermented wines they produce themselves. The health practices and organic agriculture program of the community have drawn visitors from around the world, especially government officials from Africa.

Today, community spokespersons are effective contributors to the national public relations effort, speaking to audiences on behalf of the State of Israel. The road to this position was not a simple one. Shortly after their arrival, the Chief Rabbinate decided not to recognize community members as Jews according to the Law of Return as they desired. For years the question of their status was a lingering issue. Legal status came about in May 1990 with first B/1 visas, followed by temporary residency a year later. That status was extended until August 2003 when the Ministry of Interior granted them permanent residency.

Since then, their activity and visibility have grown. Presently, more than 100 of their youth are serving in the Israeli Defense Forces in regular units; they operate a vegan eatery in Tel Aviv; their musicians perform across Israel and around the world, touring the US, Europe and Africa either solely with their own members or as a parts of other Israeli groups. They have created their own music genre which they call Songs of Deliverance producing CDs.

In sports they have represented the nation at home and in Europe in track and field and national softball events, including the Maccabiah games. Their students have represented Israel in international academic competitions. Twice they have represented Israel in Eurovision, the international music competition.

In February 2005 in conjunction with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights organization established by civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Hebrews opened the Dr. Martin Luther King/SCLC – Ben Ammi Institute for a New Humanity, a conflict resolution center in Dimona to teach holistic non-violence and reconciliation to families, communities, faiths and nations. Their story is a testimony of the great growth and maturity of the State of Israel and its people.

See: Hebrew Israelites

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Earthquake Shakes Cleveland

Earthquake Shakes Up Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND - A small earthquake shook up parts of northeast Ohio Monday evening, officials confirmed. Viewers in southeast Cuyahoga County and northeast Summit County reported that they felt the minor quake at 7:18 p.m.

According to the US Geologic Survey in Colorado, the earthquake measured 3-point-6 on the Richter Scale and was centered at latitude 41.22/longitude 81.21 or right at the intersection of Gray and Peck Roads in rural Portage County. This location puts the quake's epicenter about 5 miles north of the City of Ravenna between the Portage County Airport and the Ravenna Arsenal.

Residents report feeling the tremor in the communities of Macedonia, Solon, Streetsboro, Aurora, Twinsburg, Bath, Brecksville, Richfield, Kent, Broadview Heights and Garfield. No damage was reported with the exception of a few rattled dishes.

Sunday, March 11, 2007