‘Rage Yoga’ is the new trend


If loitering in a room while peacefully humming and perfecting your downward dog doesn’t scream fun Thursday night to you.

Then maybe give the normal yoga class a miss, and instead try your hand at ‘rage-yoga.’

Canadian Lindsay-Marie came up with the concept when she’s struggling to get over a breakup. She created a session that is designed to help you improve your skills whilst releasing tension and not having to get all like ‘I really found myself in this yoga class.’​ Lindsay told Vice in a recent interview:

“When I started going to yoga classes, I felt like I didn’t really fit in at a lot of those different studios. [They have a] very deadpan, serious, overly serene approach to things. And that’s just not how I roll.”

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Kind of like this but yoga poses at the same time.

The specific hybrid of yoga encourages you to pose while swearing, drinking and listening to some extreme metal, like Metallica and Black Sabbath​. So basically yoga on opposites day. The site sums it up well:

“Want to better your strength, flexibility and become zen as f—? Enjoy the occasional f-bomb or innuendo? You’ve come to the right place.” 

So hopefully after an hour of swearing and stretching you’ll leave looking a little something like this…

The classes are currently only happening in Canada, but she got a Kickstarter page that reached it’s target, so soon anyone with access to the internet will be able to enjoy some angry yoga.

It sounds like just the right amount of good-crazy to us.

The Feet Move The Soul.


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Once upon a time, walking was not just physical exercise, or an intellective lubricant, but a marker of civilization and even divinity.

Salve, amici! Every visit to the doctor these days seems to come with an exhortation to walk more. In the midst of a global obesity epidemic, the virtues of simple, low-intensity workouts like walking have seen a remarkable comeback, especially for the older among us and those with joint trouble. Walking comes to us almost as naturally as breathing, so naturally, in fact, that we think of it only in its absence—illness—or as a quiet act of solitary rebellion against the mechanization of society. Whether by sheer numbers or necessity, the present association of walking with health has become so strong that we forget what an important part such a simple activity held in our cultural and intellectual development.

Before health concerns came to dominate our physical activity scenario in the post-fast food age, walking was seen as a joyous pastime that promised liberation from the humdrum. The mid-19th century saw the birth of the flâneur in Paris, the urban stroller who explored boulevards and arcades, parks and cafés. Bourgeois intellectuals sauntered through the city, in imitation of the greats like Honoré de Balzac, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Charles Baudelaire, Franz Hessel, observing yet not participating in the ebb and flow of urban life. Walter Benjamin writes that it was fashionable to take turtles for walks in the 1840s; the chelonians would set the pace for the flâneurs.

The act of walking was at once of observing and being observed. It was an economic statement—that one could afford the idle luxury of a jaunt—as well as a cultural one, taking a bird’s eye view of city life, micro-history, and fashion; the city was a book to be read by walking. In the transience of walking was found a solitude of the crowded street, a detachment amidst the throngs, as Kierkegaard sought in Copenhagen, and Kant in Königsberg before him.

The urban walker, however, has been a bit of an endangered species in modern times. Whether due to the Stürm und Drang intellectuals, the Romantics, or some other intellectual movement, the spirit of the age has been to wander in the wilderness. Civilization was to be found in pristine nature rather than the trinkets of man. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was among the first who turned an intellectual gaze upon the mundane activity of walking, according it the status of a conscious activity and ascribing significance to walking for its own sake. Until then, walking had certainly been held in high regard but rarely in isolation.

Rousseau came at the beginning of an intellectually turbulent, uncertain time, and after him, the next century and a half turned his less-travelled path into a well-worn road—G.W.F. Hegel, Edmund Husserl, William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann, Frank O’Hara, and others added theories or anecdotes to the reflection upon walking.

Nature was the venue for these philosophers, away from the din and smog of the rapidly modernizing cities of Europe and America. Clean air, unpredictable breaks in the horizon, solitude, and the slow rhythmic pace were thought to rejuvenate mind and soul as the increasing popularity of Alpine resorts declared. There is surely something to the persistent claim that the bodily rhythms of walking somehow correspond to mental processes; think, for example, of how Jews shukel while learning the Torah or during tefillah. Perambulatory mechanics serve a similar purpose, though on a significantly more expansive scale and in pursuit of secular perspicacity.
Walking was seen as a deeply meditative practice, perhaps marginally inferior to reading; to walk was to wander in the mind as much as on land, as to read was to journey in the mind and on the page. For some, like Woolf, walking activated melancholy and gloom, while others, like Thoreau, found their muse in their rhythmic steps.

To walk was to unchain the mind from the strictures of convention to let it revel in the barely plausible. As the activity of philosophers and poets, walking was seen as an eminently intellectual pursuit rather than physical exercise. Walking was clearly associated with health as it is today, but it was more of a psychological, perhaps even spiritual, tonic rather than a physical one.

Before the philosophers came the pilgrims. In the Middle Ages, walking was the subject of poets, and pilgrimage was one of the fundamental forms walking could take. The view was neither physical exercise nor intellectual stimulation, but a quest for self-transformation, as much of the literature of the era, from Geoffrey Chaucer to John Bunyan, from Dante Alighieri to Thomas Malory, and Miguel de Cervantes to John Milton, reveals. Whether it is Virgil and Beatrice guiding Dante, Christian, or Persiles, the journey—walk—itself is central to the narrative and the protagonists are passively passing through.

The sanctity of a pilgrimage had diminished considerably by the 15th century as pilgrims had become notorious for their chicanery and hence objects of mockery and suspicion. This is at the root of the subtle ridicule Chaucer, Cervantes and others expose their bawdy and playful protagonists to. However, in the early Middle Ages, pilgrimages were difficult and fraught with danger, truly an act of penance.

Yet it was only in the Greco-Roman world that walking was not just a show, an intellective lubricant, or exercise, but a marker of civilization and even divinity. Of course, walking was all those other things too but it was much more. In his Geographica, the Greek geographer narrates an anecdote about an early interaction between the Romans and the Vettonians, a local Iberian tribe. Upon seeing a couple of Roman generals out for a stroll between the tents, the Vettonians were puzzled and tried to lead them into comfortable seating quarters since they thought that one should remain seated if not engaged in some utilitarian task. This is amusing to Strabo because the “barbarians’” response betrays their lack of culture. So strong is this view that it lasted even until the Age of Empire when the imperial portrayal of Orientals as indolent implied their inferiority on the civilizational scale.

To Romans, walking was a profoundly social activity; to be seen strolling with someone marked him as a good friend. The assumption of a constant audience made even the smallest of acts markers of identity and character. Though Cicero accepts the contemplative aspects of walking in De Officiis, he makes it clear in his letters to Atticus (Epistulae ad Atticum) what the true importance of walking was—company and conversation as a symbol of friendship. In fact, it is rare to find flâneurs in Latin literature.

How one walks was also very important to Romans—one’s gait was a mirror to one’s mind and character. A remarkable sample of the value of one’s gait is seen in Book Six of Virgil’s Aeneid, when a young Aeneas asks his father about the character of several heroes as they walk through the city. Earlier in the Aeneid, when Aeneas and Achates have been shipwrecked and separated from their men, they chance upon a strange woman—the goddess Venus, incognito—who tells them the story of the land they have found and its queen. Virgil writes, “…et vera incessu patuit dea (and the goddess was revealed by the way she walked)”.

Iris is similarly revealed in Book Five of the Aeneid when she appears in disguise to urge the Trojan women to burn their ships.

The intense focus on gaits meant that considerable effort was spent in teaching the children of the elites how to walk properly. The delicious paradox is that the gait was considered a natural indicator of character and here were the elites, training to be natural! Men walked differently from women, slaves from free men. Within the polis, elite Romans inevitably walked in groups; just two noblemen with their bodyguards was enough to comprise a small group, and the companion and the guards indicated wealth, status, and ties.

Unlike the Romantics, the Greco-Roman world was also quite hostile to walking in nature. A telling exchange can be found in Plato’s Phaedrus, when the eponymous protagonist tries to urge Socrates out of the city walls. The Greek philosopher replies, “You’ll have to forgive me, my friend. I’m an intellectual, you see, and country places with their trees tend to have nothing to teach me, whereas people in town do.”

Of course, the Peripatetic philosophers are the more commonly known example of this attitude; Aristotle believed that to leave the polis would be the act of either a god, unmoved by wild nature, or a beast.

Seneca, however, reveals an ambiguity in the Roman mind towards nature in his De Tranquillitate Animi: they are at once interested in it and yet have a negative opinion of it.

So next time you go for a walk, remember—you are not only going to get some exercise but also to contemplate, meditate, display yourself, and participate in an act of civilization. Go ahead, reveal the divinity in you!

Until next time, stammi bene!

Two-year project will study air pollution in San Ysidro from cars idling at the border


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Concerned about the neighborhood’s proximity to the world’s busiest land port of entry, a local community development agency has launched a study to analyze the health risks associated with air pollution at the border.

Casa Familiar, which provides services and programs for residents of south San Diego County, has begun a two-year project funded by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. It aims to examine the effects of exposure to pollution from idling vehicles at the port of entry and the migration of pollutants from Tijuana.

The agency will deploy data sensors in 12 locations across San Ysidro to measure how air pollution changes over time and space and determine the areas that are most affected.

The state has allotted $225,000 for the project, which will be divided among the partnering agencies. Casa Familiar was given $49,000 for community outreach and participation. Scientists with San Diego State and the University of Washington are assisting in the effort.

“We feel that being on the border results in the community being exposed to some pollutant concentrations that would not be faced by communities away from the border,” said Penelope Quintana, a professor at San Diego State’s Graduate School of Public Health and a principal investigator.

In a 2014 study published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, Quintana and other scientists sampled pollutants related to traffic — black carbon and ultrafine particulate matter — at four rooftop locations in San Ysidro. Results showed higher daytime pollutant concentrations near the point of entry. Pollution concentrations were higher during low wind speeds or when the wind was blowing from the port of entry toward San Ysidro.

As part of the new project, Quintana and her team also will analyze the utility and accuracy of the monitors being used.

Casa Familiar hosted two community workshops in recent weeks, in which residents were asked about the city’s air quality. With that feedback, a committee of residents will determine where to place the monitors. The organization expects to have the monitors up by the summer, Flores said.

Bertha Ruiz attended both workshops. She said she notices smog building up each morning, particularly between the hillside and freeways.

“Our environment is extremely important, especially knowing that we have so much contamination on our community,” she said.

Travelling During Pregnancy.


Pre-baby holiday? Vital business trip? Whatever the situation, the thought of travelling while pregnant can be daunting. But don’t worry – you can still travel safely and comfortably by following these simple tips below.

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All vaccine research eventually leads to Bill Gates and Nazi eugenics… vaccines used as vector for depopulation experiments


After defending his decision to screen the controversial documentary “VAXXED” at the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro succumbed to public pressure and removed the film from the movie lineup. But it wasn’t just public criticism that influenced De Niro’s decision. It has been recently discovered that De Niro was pressured by the Nazi-linked Sloan Foundation in New York to blackball the documentary.

The Sloan Foundation is named after Alfred P. Sloan, a Nazi collaborator who hated both Jews and blacks. Like Bill Gates, Sloan had a vested interest in the eugenics movement, which eventually went on to become the Human Genome Project.

SLOAN FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

The reason that the Sloan Foundation was able to pressure De Niro into pulling the documentary is because the organization has a partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival. As the festival’s webpage states:

The New York based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, founded in 1934, makes grants in science, technology and economic performance… The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute, provides funding for narrative features or series that are scientifically relevant, accurate, and exciting through the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund.

All the while, sources at zengardner revealed Alfred P. Sloan’s true colors as a Nazi-collaborator and pro-eugenics elitist:

Industrialist Alfred P. Sloan, as head of General Motors, was a Nazi collaborator, and ardent admirer of Hitler. Sloan’s hatred of blacks was almost as intense as his hatred of Jews. He had a close connection with the eugenics movement which eventually became the Human Genome Project. The Sloan Foundation, together with the Rockefeller nexus, held a long standing interest in population reduction, including their involvement with the introduction of mysterious new vaccines together with the World Health Organization, which has a stated policy of population reduction, as clearly set forth in Agenda 21. (truthaboutagenda21.com).

This dubious enterprise led to a massive vaccine initiative to vaccinate against relatively rare tetanus in The Philippines, Nicaragua, and Mexico. These vaccine vials, distributed by the WHO, were found to contain hCG, which when combined with tetanus toxoid carrier, stimulated formation of antibodies against human chorionic gonadotropin, rendering women incapable of maintaining a pregnancy and potentially inducing a covert, involuntary abortion. Population control under the cover of health care. (ethiofreedom.com).

This seemingly altruistic Sloan Foundation also funded the Community Blood Council of Greater New York, Inc., which allowed more than 10,000 hemophiliacs and countless others to become fatally infected with HIV/Aids. Moreover, The Sloan Foundation held 24,000-53,000 shares issued by Merck and Co., whose president George W. Merck was director of America’s biological weapons industry and whose Hepatitis C and polio vaccines have been suspected of transmitting AIDs; and who knows what else. (Population Control: Aids/Ebola and other man-made diseases, S.R. Shearer, July 29, 2014). Dr. Leonard Horowitz’s seminal work, Aids and Ebola: Nature, Accident or Intentional, contends that both Ebola and Aids were bio-engineered by scientists working for the CIA.

A BILL GATES WAY DRUG

Paul Joskow currently serves as President of the Sloan Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which has financial connections to the Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation has developed a reputation of insularity in terms of its grants, only funding organizations that agree to peddle their pro-vaccine agenda. Almost all pro-vaccines websites are funded and owned by Big Pharma or the Gates Foundation.

In other words, both the Gates Foundation and the Sloan Foundation are investing and promoting vaccines in an effort to reduce the world population. In fact, according to Bill Gates, “if we do a really great job on new vaccines… we could lower [world population] by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”

The Gates Foundation’s interest in reducing the world population isn’t limited to vaccines either. The organization has a history of funding depopulation efforts, including research into deliberately destroying sperm with ultrasound technology.

The lesson to be learned? Once the surface is scratched and the layers are peeled, all vaccine research ends up being a Bill Gates way drug.

12 ways to push yourself out of your comfort zone everyday.


It’s much easier to remain within the boundaries of where you feel comfortable than it is to face the fear of venturing beyond them.

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It’s much easier to remain within the boundaries of where you feel comfortable than it is to face the fear of venturing beyond them.

But by limiting yourself to what you already know, you’re likely missing out on professional opportunities, life experiences, and personal growth.

Want to get out of your safe cocoon but don’t know where to begin? The hardest part is taking the first step.

In the Quora thread “How can I come out of my comfort zone?,” readers shared some of the simple steps they take each day to push their limits.

But by limiting yourself to what you already know, you’re likely missing out on professional opportunities, life experiences, and personal growth.

Want to get out of your safe cocoon but don’t know where to begin? The hardest part is taking the first step.

In the Quora thread “How can I come out of my comfort zone?,” readers shared some of the simple steps they take each day to push their limits.

Watch the slideshow. URL: http://www.businessinsider.in/12-ways-to-push-yourself-out-of-your-comfort-zone-every-day/articleshow/51845195.cms?from=mdr

7 Essential Keys to True Happiness.


7 Essential Keys to True Happiness“Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.” ~ Dada Vaswani

This is for anyone who has a deep, burning desire and wants to change something about their life.

Anyone who is stuck with negative self-talk, feels unhappy and wants to boost their self esteem.

Anyone who, like me, has struggled inside with negative emotions, feeling disconnected with the world and has the feeling that he didn’t belong here.

I was stuck there 25 years ago.

Then I made an important and radical decision and asked myself one question:

How can I be find true happiness?

The answers I got showed me the way out of it, and I am proof that change is possible.

My catharsis started more than 25 years ago:

I was a very famous actor in Germany, had everything you could wish for: Success, fame, money, beautiful women, I walked along the red carpet smiling – but deep inside, I was very unhappy. I felt empty, I wasn’t fulfilled, something was missing.

So I made a quite radical decision: I unplugged myself from the other, very loud world. I locked myself in for 4 months, shut off all electricity and started to think, and reflect, and meditate over the most important question for me:

How can I truly be happy?

I dug deep into myself, searching for answers. And then, slowly, I found the answers, answers from deep within.

I started to write them down, and created these seven keys.

And now I want to show you how to find true happiness, too.

My deepest desire is to make you happy.

To empower you and show you how you can achieve more in your life, whether that’s in your relationship, your job, your family, with your money or in any part of your life.

7 Essential Keys to True Happiness

I created 7 ‘keys’, principles by which I began to live.

Things started to make sense and I became happier every day.

Now I have everything I have wished for and my desire is to share these insights with you, so you can benefit from them too.

These 7 Keys empowered me. And they can do the same for you.

Key 1 – Just start!

The first thing to do is simply decide to take action in order to have the things you want in your life.

When we think about what we truly want, we tend to think of big things – our dream relationship, a bigger home or car, for example.

But, for now, start small.

Approaching this system in a playful way helps as the smaller things we want are far less fraught with anxiety and doubt.

Key 2 – Get the wording right

Choose “I am” rather than “I want” and create the state of “being or having something”instead of “wanting something”.

Energy follows attention, so focus on good things and use language that leads to true happiness rather than reinforces current struggles.

This is crucial.

People often word their wishes in such a way that they virtually set in stone the unfortunate state in which they find themselves.

But not you!

Key 3 – Thanking

When you truly want something – and you’ve wished for it to be in your life – give thanks.

Thanking confirms our belief that the wish will be carried out and invites us to reflect on things in our lives that are going well.

This causes them to multiply, because we feed them even more energy which eliminates doubts and worries.

In everyday life, we give thanks only for things that have already been confirmed: “Thank you for doing that for me.”

The same applies here.

Key 4 – Convince the mind

These Keys are capable of delivering incredible success – my story is proof of that.

But there’s still often a part of our mind that refuses to believe it, so we must convince it with evidence.

In 1933, physicists Marie and Pierre Curie observed how ‘matter’ can be created out of ‘nothing’. They discovered that energy can be transformed into matter. Energy can be guided – using the power of our thought.

Our thoughts are like a laser gun, whose energy beam can be focused on one point. Similarly, the power of our thoughts guides the energy that’s always available everywhere, causing it to condense in a specific form.

Energy follows attention. What we think materializes and we become.

Key 5 – Have faith instead of doubts

We constantly believe in something, even if we know that that belief holds us back.

By doubting, we get in our own way. Thinking that “this isn’t going to work” is actually a pronounced wish and, as a result, we experience precisely this limitation.

To have success, we must believe in success.

Key 6 – Be open to ‘coincidences’

Energy flows, steers, guides, leads. All we have to do is be open to it.

When we stay alert and keep our ears open, we get all the information we need.

And the surest means of that happening is through our intuition.

All we must do is pursue whatever feels good, no matter how strange, embarrassing or ridiculous it may seem at first.

Key 7 – Discover your true great wishes

Wishes are as diverse as people.

You might want to learn to dance. Someone you know might be looking for true friends. A relative might be longing for their ideal partner.

No desire is greater or smaller, more important or more reprehensible than another.

Wishes that come true always change us and wishes that are fulfilled don’t always bring us real happiness.

People say, “Be careful what you wish for” with good reason!

March Against Monsanto | 40 Different Studies Proving GM Foods Are Destroying Our Health


Today, food safety activists from all over the country travelled to D.C. to meet with senators regarding GMO labeling. Despite petitions, previous trips to lobby for our right to know, global protests and the demand by nearly 100% of the population for a national, mandatory on-package labeling standard, our elected officials have failed to do their job in representing the majority on this controversial issue.

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Labeling would seem like a common sense move given the numerous studies that have called into question the safety of GMOs and the requisite, carcinogenic herbicides necessary for them to grow.

The following is a list of over 40 rodent studies conducted using either Roundup Ready or Bt-toxin GM feed. When you see this sort of evidence, it really is quite mind-boggling that our elected officials are seemingly putting corporate interests and profiteering above public health.

The following studies, compiled by GMO Free USA, prove how the rats suffered a wide assortment of ailments including:

-Increased intestinal infections
-High cholesterol
-Birth defects
-Weight-increase and higher incidence of mortality
-Organ pathologies in the liver, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries, testes, and adrenals
-Major issues with both the intestinal tracts and immunity of the animals tested

1. E. Abdo, et al. “Feeding Study with Bt Corn (MON810: Ajeeb YG) on Rats: Biochemical Analysis and Liver Histopathology,” Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2014, pp. 185-195.

2. Battistelli S., Baldelli B., Malatesta M. (2008), Influence of a GMO-containing diet on pancreatic acinar cells of adult mice: effects of a short-term diet reversion, “Microscopie”, 10, pp. 36-43

3. S. Battistelli, B.Citterio, B. Baldelli, C. Parlani, and M. Malatesta (2010) Histochemical and morpho-metrical study of mouse intestine epithelium after a long term diet containing genetically modified soybean Eur J Histochem. September 26;54(3): e36

4. Brasil FB, Soares LL, Faria TS, Boaventura GT, Sampaio FJ, Ramos CF.(2009) The impact of dietary organic and transgenic soy on the reproductive system of female adult rat. Anat Rec(Hoboken).292(4):587594.

5. B Cisterna, F Flach, L Vecchio, SML Barabino, S Battistelli, TE Martin, M Malatesta, M Biggiogera (2008) Can a genetically modified organism-containing diet influence embryonic development? A preliminary study on pre- implantation mouse embryos.Cisterna.Vol.52(4)

6. Joël Spiroux de Vendômois, François Roullier, Dominique Cellier, Gilles-Eric Séralini (2009) A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health Int J Biol Sci; 5(7):706-726.

7. O. P. Dolaychuk, R. S. Fedoruk (2013) Biological Effects of Different Levels of Soybeans Conventional and Transgenic Varieties in the Second-Generation Female Rats Ration. The Animal Biology, 2013, vol. 15, no. 2

8. Thanaa A. El-Kholy, Mohammad Abu Hilal, Hatim Ali Al-Abbadi, Abdulhalim Salim Serafi, Ahmad K. Al-Ghamdi, Hanan M. Sobhy and John R. C. Richardson (2014) The Effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Soybean on DNA, Cytogenicity and Some Antioxidant Enzymes in Rats. Nutrients, 6(6), 2376-2386

9. El-Shamei ZS et al. Histopathological changes in some organs of male rats fed on genetically modified corn (Ajeeb YG). J Am Sci. 2012;8(10):684–696.

10. Ermakova IV (2006) Genetically modified soy leads to weight loss and increased mortality of pups of the first generation. Preliminary studies. EkosInform. Federal Environmental Law Gazette. a | -1,, p. 4-10.

11. Ermakova IV (2007) New data on the impact of GMOs on physiological state and the higher nervous activities mammals. All-Russia Symposium TRANSGENIC PLANTS AND BIOSAFETY Moscow, October 22 – 25, pages 38-39

12. Irina Ermakova (2007) GM soybeans—revisiting a controversial format NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY VOLUME 25 NUMBER 12 DECEMBER 1351-1354

13. Ermakova IV, IV Barskov (2008) Study of the physiological and morphological parameters in rats and their offspring using a diet containing soybean transgenic EPSPS CP4 Biological sciences. 6. p.19-20.

14. Ermakova IV (2009) Influence of soybean gene EPSPS CP4 on the physiological state and reproductive functions of rats in the first two generationsContemporary Problems in Science and Education Number 5, p.15-20.

15. Finamore A, Roselli M, Britti S, Monastra G, Ambra R, Turrini A, Mengheri E. (2008) Intestinal and peripheral immune response to MON810 maize ingestion in weaning and old mice. J Agric Food Chem. Dec 10;56(23):11533-9.

16. Gab-Alla AA et al. Morphological and biochemical changes in male rats fed on genetically modified corn (Ajeeb YG). J Am Sci. 2012;8(9):1117–1123.

17. Т. V. Gorbach, I. U. Kuzminа, G. I. Gubina-Vakulik, N. G. Kolousova (2012) HORMONAL REGULATION OF SEXUAL FUNCTION AND OVARIAN HISTOLOGICAL FEATURES IN THE EXPERIMENT WITH GMO-SOYA USE IN FOOD. TAVRICHESKY LIFE SCIENCES BULLETIN 2012, Volume 15, № 2, Part 2 (58) pages 235-238

18. G.I. Gubin-Vakulik, S.A. Denisenko, T.V. Horbach, N.G. Kolousova, T.M. Popova (2012) MORPHOFUNCTIONAL STATE OF ADRENAL GLAND IN FEMALE RATS WISTAR WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOY INCLUSION IN THE DIET. TAVRICHESKY LIFE SCIENCES BULLETIN 2012, Volume 15, № 3, Part 1 (59) pages 85-88

19. GI-Gubin VAKULIK TV, GORBACH BB, NG KOLOUSOVA HS, GOPKALOV (2013) THE METABOLIC AND HISTOLOGICAL CHANGES OF KIDNEYS IN FEMALE RATS AND THE FIRST GENERATION AFTER CONSUMPTION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOYBEANS. SCIENTIFIC STATEMENTS Series Medicine. Pharmacy. 2013. № 11 (154). Issue 22 pages 150-155

20. G.I. Gubina-Vakulik, S.A. Denisenko, T.V. Gorbach, N.G. Kolousova, A.V. Andreev (2014) Morphofunctional Adrenal State in Adults Descendants With the Diet by Genetically Modified Soy. ЕКСПЕРИМЕНТАЛЬНА І КЛІНІЧНА МЕДИЦИНА. 2014. № 2 (63)

21. SERDAR KARAKUŞLU (2014) THE INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GMO) MAIZE (Zea mays L.) ON SWISS ALBINO MICE. JUNE 2014, 25 Pages

22. Kiliç A, Akay MT. (2008) A three generation study with genetically modified Bt corn in rats: Biochemical and histopathological investigation. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Mar;46(3):1164-70.

23. Hasan Kiliçgün, Cebrail Gürsul, Mukadder Sunar, Gülden Gökşen (2013) The Comparative Effects of Genetically Modified Maize and Conventional Maize on Rats J Clin Anal Med ;4(2): 136-9

24. MA Konovalova, VA Blinov (2006) Influence of genetically modified soybean in mice and their offspring. Commercial Biotechnology 2006

25. Konovalova, MA, VA Blinov (2007) Morphometric parameters and features of the spectrum Blood enzymes mice receiving GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOY. All-Russia Symposium TRANSGENIC PLANTS AND BIOSAFETY Moscow, October 22 – 25, page 48

Given this overwhelming evidence, labeling is only a start. Ultimately, we must pursue a ban. These poisonous ‘foods’ have no business on our tables or in our bodies. We do need to grow food with carcinogenic herbicides.

Get involved and help fight for our food supply, public health, and the environment. Pledge to March Against Monsanto everywhere May 21, 2016. This is a global event happening in hundreds of cities. Find your local event here. For questions or to register a city not on the list, email addmymarch@gmail.com

Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with ischemic heart disease: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials


Abstract

Background

Patients with ischemic heart disease may have implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) implanted for primary or secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. Although ICD shocks can be life saving, in some patients, they have been associated with increased mortality and/or morbidity. Several studies have suggested that catheter ablation may be superior to non-ablative strategies at preventing ICD shocks delivered for ventricular arrhythmias; however, this is still controversial.

Methods

We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing catheter ablation with non-ablative strategies in treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with ischemic heart disease and an ICD. The primary endpoints of interest were recurrent episodes of VT and death. We used a binary random effects method to calculate the cumulative odds ratios (OR) for recurrent VT and deaths.

Results

Of a total of 643 potential citations, our search yielded three citations that met our inclusion and exclusion criteria. In the three trials, a total of 262 patients were randomized to ablation (n = 129) or non-ablative interventions (beta-blockers ± use of antiarrhythmics) (n = 133) group. The cumulative OR for recurrent VT was 0.471 (95 % confidence interval (CI) = 0.176–1.257) for catheter ablation compared with non-ablative strategies, and for death, it was 0.766 (95 % CI = 0.351–1.674). Excluding one study for being appreciably smaller than the other two, the OR for recurrent VT was 0.298 (95 % CI = 0.164–0.543).

Conclusions

In this meta-analysis, the rate of recurrent VT was lower with VT catheter ablation compared with non-ablative strategies. There was not a significant difference in rate of death among patients receiving catheter ablation versus non-ablative strategies for management of VT. Given the lack of adequately powered RCTs comparing ablation versus medical management of VT in patients with ischemic heart disease and an ICD, larger studies with longer follow-up are needed.

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