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Zentraveler on The California Sea Snail… possible cure for Cancer.

Keyhole Limpet Sea Snail

Keyhole Limpet Sea Snail

As time marches forward medical technology is rapidly closing in on some of our worst nightmares….THE DREADED BIG C or THE DREADED CANCER. If I were to place a bet I predict some research group in the immediate future will discover a cure for cancer. If I was chosen to perform cancer research I would look for the ugliest, awfullest, poisonous snakes, jelly fish, mantra ray’s, the deadly blowfish…  mix that with some scorpions, poisonous tree frogs, wart hogs and you might just discover the cure.  Every disease has a natural cure somewhere.  It’s up to science and modern technology to discover a cure for cancer.

Researchers are going in every direction to find a cure for cancer and they are getting very close.  Just recently a small research firm in California discovered that the sea snail had the ability to stop cancer dead in its tracks.  There are several problems…we have very limited supply of natural sea snails so this research company has learned to grown sea snails in a controlled environment and can then in the not to distant future extract the blood from the sea snails and make a vaccine to cure cancer.

The California sea snail  may end up going down as one of the most exciting biotech stories of the future.  At the heart of the issue is a compound called Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin, or KLH for short.Most likely unfamiliar to anyone without a PHD in Biochemical engineering or Pharmacology, KLH is one of the most important base-ingredients  for the creation and evaluation of new pharmaceuticals.

The reason is, KLH is one of the most widely-applied  ‘carrier proteins’ currently in use.  It is the molecule which, by virtue of its shape, has the ability to deliver the active ingredient of a multitude of medicines to key receptors points inside cell walls. KLH works on an intra-cellular level, it will be a necessary component of any future drugs designed to kill Malignant Cancer Cells… Which means that the future cure for cancer itself will likely rely on KLH sea snail intervention.

The problem with the cancer cells is a lot of the antigen that are expressed on the cancers is actually your own tissues. The body sees them: This is my own, I shouldn’t react to it. : Cancer cells are, in essence, your own cells. So your immune system doesn’t see them as foreign invaders.  And, as such, it fools your immune system to kind of ignore them and let them keep growing. And when the tumor mass gets to be a certain size, then your body no longer be able to handle it.  So doctors use treatments like radiation and chemotherapy, which target all fast-growing cells in your body… that’s why cancer vaccines have such promise.  It’s something that it’s high on the radar screen because of the characteristics—that they can differentiate the normal cells from the tumor cells and be able to target the treatments to the tumors.  Cancer vaccines could train your body to only attack the cancer cells.  The challenge is finding something on cancer cells that would help your immune system differentiate them from your own cells.

So there you have it! As the clock ticks faster and faster modern science is closing in on a long-awaited cancer cure.  If you have too much money and time why not do your part and contribute to the eradication of all cancers.

Disclaimer: This website is simply the writers views and is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical or health advice and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider’s judgment. None of the statements on Zentraveler are to be understood as a recommendation on how to treat any disease or health related condition. If you require medical or other assistance Zentraveler strongly encourages users to consult with a qualified health care professional.

QUOTE: “Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur.”   …Michael J. Fox

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:

Since the signing of the National Cancer Act 35 year ago, progress in the war on cancer has occurred through the work of geneticists, molecular biologists, epidemiologists, chemists and physicians at the National Cancer Institute’s comprehensive cancer centers, clinical cancer centers, basic science cancer centers and consortium cancer centers. These prestigious centers include the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, which offers some fast facts to keep you up-to-date on the cancer front.

 

Early detection through screening, more effective treatments, reduction of exposure to risk factors and equal care for people diagnosed with cancer contribute to reducing the burden of cancer in the United States. Americans’ risk of dying from cancer continues to drop, maintaining a trend that began in the early 1990s. However, the rate of new cancers remains stable. Death rates decreased for 11 of the 15 most common cancers in men and for 10 of the 15 most common cancers in women

Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases characterized by the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells that form a tumor. Some cancers, such as blood cancers, do not form tumors. Benign (non-cancerous) tumors may grow, but they do not spread to other parts of the body and are usually not life threatening. Malignant (cancerous) tumors grow and invade other tissues in the body. Cells from malignant tumors can also break away and travel to other parts of the body, where they can continue to grow, a process called metastasis.

The statistics on survival are encouraging for many cancers. There are approximately 10.1 million Americans alive with a history of cancer—some are considered cured, others are in remission or are receiving treatment. The overall survival rate for all types of cancer is 65 percent. The USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is proud to contribute to that success.

Resources: American Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, National Cancer Institute and the NCI Entertainment Education Program, National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database


 

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your Life!  By being better informed on Cancers new treatments and scientific break-through’s you could  save your own skin plus help your friends and relatives.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: If you think you have CANCER you should get a cancer check-up  …early detection can save lives.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free

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Zentraveler on Philippine Islands Travel Bucket List!

The Bucket List

The Bucket List

Unless you plan to live several hundred years I think it will be very difficult to visit all 7,107 islands.  I have compiled a quick reference list which would give the traveler a good cross sample of the Philippine Islands.  In compiling this  short list I have omitted some glitzy touristy areas and included some more remote and exotic islands to show some of the diversity in landscapes and areas of interest for  seasoned travelers  of all ages as well as families and first time travelers.

The question might be what is a bucket list?  In the United States it became a saying that when you die you kicked the bucket.  Recently they made a great hollywood movie entitled: “The Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, as they raced to do exotic travel things before they kicked the bucket.

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS TRAVEL BUCKET LIST:

Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island

BANTAYAN ISLAND: Known for its sugary white beaches and swaying palm trees.  Santa Fe is blessed with many resorts and restaurants and has  an active International x-pat community.   Holy Week in Bantayan Town,  is a spectacular not to be missed.  Visit the historical church at town square, meander through the wet and dry fish market, plus travel to Kota Park in Madridejos for photos.  Points of interest include Ogtong Cave,  Bantayan Island Nature Park & Resort, Virgin Island snorkel trip.  Things to do: rent a motorcycle and tour the island, swim on the many beaches of Santa Fe or simply relax and do nothing.  Five hours from Cebu, three hours by bus from north terminal, one and half hour ferry from Hagnaya.

Malapasqua Island

Malapasqua Island

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: Known as a divers destination.  A small scenic island that has world-class diving instructors and diving trips.  The thresher shark can be seen along with a myriad of colorful fishes.  The dive resorts are fully equipped with friendly staff and  good restaurants.  Points of interest: take your camera and walk around the island taking interesting shots of the local native fisherman and find a restaurant directly on the water on the opposite side of the island from the mainstream diving resorts.  Rent a bicycle or motorbike and go exploring, go swimming and snorkeling off its many beaches or just hang out. Can take a bus from Cebu city approximately four hours to Maya wharf… then journey by boat thirty minutes across a channel to Malapascua.

 

 

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills Bohol

BOHOL ISLAND:  Known for the Chocolate Hills a must see natural wonder.  Visit the Tarsier Visitors Center and see the Tarsi smallest monkey in the world, cruise up the Loboc  river on a riverboat and eat all you can lunch or dinner … complete with guitar player and visits to native tribes. Visit the state of the art  Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park and take an exhilarating ride on their Zip Line. Travel thirty minutes from the capital Tagbilaran and arrive on Panglao Island.   Head directly to Alona Beach and witness white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees. Alona beach has many excellent tourist facilities including: good restaurants, hotels, and boat trips. Located  one and half hours by fast craft from Cebu to Bohol.

Flying Fish Resort

Flying Fish Resort Camotes Island

CAMOTES ISLAND: Known for its freshwater natural lake… where you can kayak and witness exotic birds, or walk completely around the island about six kilometers.  Camotes is also known  for its excellent resorts. We stayed at the  Santiago Bay Garden & Beach Resort located directly on white beach with local restaurants serving fresh fish of the day.  The island is scenic and unspoiled and a real gem for the traveler.  You can swim, scuba dive or snorkel with fish at the new resort named: Flying Fish Resort operated by an Australian and his Pinoy wife, stay at My Little Hotel on the hill with a great outdoor swimming pool or simply go on cruise control.  Several ways to go to the Camotes from Cebu, quickest is to take a fast craft directly from Cebu to Camotes approximately two to three hours or leave via public ferry boat from  Danao Port.

Bura Soda Springs

Bura Soda Springs Camiguen Island

CAMIGUEN ISLAND: Known for its exotic landscapes, volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, cold springs, and soda springs.  You can rent a motorcycle and traverse the island in less than a day… stopping by to see the Sunken Cemetery, the White Sands Beach, The Stations of the Cross and take the zipline over Fishpen Restaurant and Resort where you can catch or choose your own fish and witness magnificent sunsets. Divers can arrange for offshore diving at many of the resorts.  You can take the night ferry on Friday evening from Cebu, which takes 13 hours or you can take fast craft to Bohol from Cebu, take a van to Jagna Port and take another fast craft to Camiguen Island.

Palawan El Nido

Palawan El Nido

PALAWAN ISLAND: Known for its world-famous Underground River and exotic destinations.  Maybe Jaque Cousteau said it best when he stated:  “Palawan was the most beautiful place on earth. ” When we took the pumpboat from El Nido to offshore beaches and islands,  my partner Perla cried because it was so beautiful.  It looked like a scene from National Geographic as the rocks spiraled from the turquoise waters straight up into the  blue skies.  Great opportunity to kayak and swim between hidden islands with fish swimming in every direction, arrange a snorkel or diving trip or just hang loose. Port Barton is a good spot to stay a few days and then go by pumpboat to Sabang,  which is the jumping off point for the Underground River. Fly from Cebu directly to Puerto Princesca or come in by ferry boat.

Eden Nature Park

Eden Nature Park Mount Apo Davao City area

DAVAO CITY AREA: Known as the bread basket for its exotic fruits and home of the famous Durian… that smells like rotten feet, but tastes like a luxurious fruit. Bon Appétit!   From Davao you can head directly into the Mount Apo mountains where you can experience the wildlife and bird show complete with sit down dinner to die for… with all of the exotic fruits displayed in baskets at Malagos Garden Resort.  You can visit the Philippine Eagle Research and Nature Center, and explore Eden Nature Park where you can catch your own fish and have it grilled and served in your own private setting.  Fly from Cebu to Davao International Airport.

In conclusion seven diverse islands have been chosen for you to sample.  If you are still keeping score you only have seven thousand one hundred more islands to choose from as you continue on your journey.

QUOTE: I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”…- Rosalia de Castro

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: The Philippines, officially called the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelago of 7,107 islands in the Pacific Ocean. Located in Southeast Asia, this archipelagic nation is surrounded by neighboring countries, such as, Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau and the Republic of China. The Philippines is the only Southeast Asian country that shares no land borders with its neighbors. Manila serves as its administrative capital. Once, it used be the colony of Spain and Spaniards ruled over it for about three centuries.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Islands….they are sinking faster than you can say Jack Rabbit!

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Try island hopping Grasshopper…it should be easy for you with your long legs!

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free

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Zentraveler is there life after death?

Life after Death

Life after Death

The quick answer is  it depends on who you ask.  We will explore a few possibilities in this blog , but the exacting answer may still elude us.  I attended a Buddhist seminar in Washington DC. and ask one of the monks on his very informative talk on reincarnation whether every person will reincarnate.  His answer was helpful and a bit vague which still leaves plenty of room for skepticism.

He  explained your soul would be in a holding pattern for a short time and then you would come back to earth and start all over again attempting to have better karma and reaching a higher level of consciousness.   He went on to say maybe you had nothing to do with how you arrived on earth and were paying a penalty of bad karma from your country of origin and your ancestors.  Even though this was depressive information, he said there was hope for anyone to raise their consciousness while on earth and improve their chances of a better reincarnation in the future.  I get it… be a good boy or girl and maybe you won’t come back as a rat or a snake.

Theologians are clear on the fact that if you simply believe in God and Jesus you are assured of going to heaven, no matter what bad deeds you did on earth.  The preachers roam freely through our prisons assuring everyone if they simply believe in god …that’s your ticket to heaven.  My question here is does God use a  believe detector test to see how much you believe in god…and if you miss by a few points are you sent directly to hell.

Cosmic energy theory simply states you turn to cosmic dust and your atoms are arranged in the cosmos and your life-force will some day be planted in a new life form baby in the future.

In conclusion no-one really knows for sure what happens to you after your death on earth. If you’re a Hindu, you’re going to live in a different body. If you’re a Buddhist  you’re going to be reincarnated.   If you’re a Christian, you’re going to go to heaven or hell or purgatory. So different religions have different destinations, but they all hold in common this idea that we are naturally immortal, in and of ourselves and that the body is just this temporary shell.

On the rumor side I heard they send everyone directly to Cloud Nine  which is lit up like Las Vegas. You have many options including meeting Elvis as the official greeter.   There are neon brightly lit signposts there for over a thousand different gods, signposts for a thousand different religions, and signposts for another thousand skeptics and agnostics. Everyone is courting you… come with me and you will go to the promised land. Now the burden is really on to you! Choices, choices. choices.  I have been told people with bad karma who came from horse thieves and conquistadors can either repeat their last life on earth or spin the karma wheel, which has the twelve elements of the Chinese Zodiac and come back as a lower evolved animal.

The devil just stands there with a devilish grin and says: ‘Hell ain’t that bad, in fact its Heaven compared to where you came from on Earth. Earth is a human test that’s gone bad!” ” Sign on the dotted line the devils attorneys bark out!” “Could I borrow your glasses so I can read the fine print before I commit?”  “No worries mate. Here have a drink of whiskey its FREE from the devil himself.” ” I want to think it over.”  “You have had your whole life to think it over and look at what a mess you created.” The devils attorneys force you to sign…. ring a bell and yell out:” Send him down we have a warm welcome waiting for you my amigo… Case closed!”

Silent Prayer

Silent Prayer

QUOTE: A samurai once asked Zen Master Hakuin where he would go after he died. Hakuin answered ‘How am I supposed to know?’ ‘How do you not know? You’re a Zen master!’ exclaimed the samurai. ‘Yes, but not a dead one,’ Hakuin answered.

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:

NovenachamaMAR. 10, 2013 – 07:31AM JST

We come to this world with nothing and we leave with nothing and all of us are in line. Some in the front others in the back thus all human beings know that they must die. However some people do not want to know the simple, naked and whole truth about the themes of eternity. So what is the object of coming into existence, then dying and falling away, to be here no more. Thus it is important that we understand all the reasons, causes of the hardships and adversities of life and of death. Hence it is but reasonable to suppose that God or a Supreme Being would reveal something in reference to this matter. It’s a subject that we ought to study more than any other for the world is ignorant in reference to their true condition and relation. If we have any claim on our God or Supreme Being for anything, it is for knowledge on this important subject.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your good karma.  Don’t be like my neighbor who is positive he will come back as a dog which isn’t too bad, but he is also positive his wife will come back as a flea…just to pester him.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: It’s not what you know, but who you know….  so if you want to insure a good entry into heaven and beyond maybe its a good idea to be well versed on all religions and tolerant of all races in the Universe. I’ve been told not only will you take truth serum and a lie detector test, but your brain impressions hard drive will be thoroughly inspected to see where you are going.  Don’t be like Jimmy Carter and carry lust…that enough to flunk! RATS

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free

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Zentraveler honey and cinnamon miracle cure for most diseases!

      Cure any Disease   with Honey & Cinnamon

Cure any Disease
with Honey & Cinnamon

With the advance of herbal and  Ayurvedic knowledge we can cure-all that ails us with a combination of natural foods, spiritual connection and healthy emotional relationships, so it will come as no surprise to you that a number of ailments can be cured with a combination of cinnamon and honey.

Scientists have discovered that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world and is very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus.Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain — and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder….who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it’s delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour beforebreakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

Disclaimer: This website is simply the writers views and is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical or health advice and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider’s judgment. None of the statements on Zentraveler are to be understood as a recommendation on how to treat any disease or health related condition. If you require medical or other assistance Zentraveler strongly encourages users to consult with a qualified health care professional.

QUOTE:  An Ayurvedic quote says, “If diet is wrong, medicine is no use and when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Honey has a 26% sulphur content, and cinnamon 33%.  This is apparently why the combination is so effective in terms of healing.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Doctor, Hospital and Pharmacy visits. You can also save or bookmark this blog and pass it on to your friends and relatives. Drug companies won’t like this information spreading….it could harm their bottom line.   Can you say grass roots social exposure!  I thought so.  Hop to it Grasshopper!

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: It’s not rocket science—use honey and cinnamon on a daily basis and be disease free!

Honey and Cinnamon       morning tonic

Honey and Cinnamon
morning tonic

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free

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