Cystic fibrosis is a lifestyle disease. Very few people on the West are aware that there are many Russians with CF (cystic fibrosis) who are over 50 and even 60 years old due to their adherence to one medical therapy that was developed and practiced by over 150 Soviet and Russian medical doctors. Since 1960s, these MDs have applied the Buteyko breathing therapy to increase body oxygen levels, and these doctors claim that people with CF can have at least normal (or average) life expectancy if their maintain high (or normal) body O2 content. You will not find such information in any other cystic fibrosis books. Cystic fibrosis life expectancy has been steadily growing for many decades. In late 1930s, most babies with CF died before their first birthday. Later, in the 1950s, CF life expectancy was less than 10 years. Soon after, due to use of various therapies, it increased from 14 years (in the 1980s) up to current 35-37 years. Some researchers, in their cystic fibrosis books, predict that babies born with CF during this century can live up to their 50s. But a group of Russian doctors claim that main symptoms of CF can be defeated. My own experience, in successful elimination of major symptoms of CF in my students, also suggests the same conclusions. These breathing methods address lifestyle factors that influence body O2 and use breathing exercises to increase body oxygenation. The book offers a detailed description of main lifestyle modules that increase body O2 naturally and significantly reduce many symptoms of CF (e.g., coughing, too much mucus, wheezing, and various digestive concerns) within days. How and why can these therapies work? CF is considered a genetic disease. So is asthma, or Down syndrome. Not all genetic diseases are the same. Many of them, CF included, are also lifestyle diseases meaning that lifestyle choices have a direct impact on quality of life (and CF life expectancy). Western medical studies clearly proved that tissue hypoxia (low O2 in cells) creates problems in the work of tiny ionic pumps that transport chemicals (sodium, chlorine and water) across the epithelial layers. This negative effect of hypoxia is present even in healthy people, but more expressed in people with CF due to the presence of the defective CFTR gene. Each and every study that measured respiratory parameters in people with CF found too fast and deep breathing (hyperventilation) in comparison with the medical norm (that is tiny). There are two long-term scenarios due to overbreathing. Either we get low CO2 levels in the blood (this causes spasm of blood vessels and reduced body O2) or we destroy our airways and lungs due to injurious effects of hypocapnia. In any scenario (with and without lung involvement), hyperventilation leads to low O2 levels in cells. Low cellular O2 causes formation of too thick and viscous mucus. Cell hypoxia also suppresses the immune system. Both factors promote growth of pathogens in people with CF in the respiratory and digestive systems, while other organs and body parts are also under physiological and biochemical stress due to low O2 in cells. Other factors, such as chronic mouth breathing and chest breathing, also reduce body O2 and make any treatment of CF less effective. Therefore, the suggested medical therapy, in order to increase CF life span, is to slow down automatic breathing back to the medical norm and increase body O2 naturally. Clinical experience of Buteyko breathing MDs in Russia suggests that results of a simple body O2 test predict cystic fibrosis life expectancy. People with moderate degree of CF usually have only about 15-20 seconds or less for their body oxygen test, while the medical norm is 40 seconds. In terminally ill people (with CF and many other disorders) body O2 is less than 10 seconds. With over 40 seconds for the body O2 test, a person with CF can eliminate all symptoms and have an average life expectancy.
A guide to achieving financial stability and prosperity encourages new ways to think about and manage money, discussing such topics as balancing a budget, planning for entertainment, and getting out of debt.
Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan
Author: Ben Carlson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
"The financial market is a complex system, but that doesn't mean it requires a complex strategy; in fact, this false premise is the driving force behind many investors' market 'mistakes.' Information is important, but understanding and perspective are the keys to better decision-making. This book describes [a] way to view the markets and your portfolio, and [outlines] strategies that [may] make investing more profitable, less confusing, and less time-consuming"--Amazon.com.
This is a fast-moving field, and these detailed methods will help drive advances in stem cell research. The editors have hand selected step-by-step methods from researchers with extensive reputations and expertise. This volume, as part of the Reliable Lab Solutions series, delivers busy researchers a handy, time-saving source for the best methods and protocols in stem cells. * Provides powerful research opportunities for those interested in perusing work in pluripotent stem cells, disease modeling, and other aspects of basic stem cell research * Refines, organizes and updates popular methods from flagship series, Methods in Enzymology *Highlights top downloads, enhanced with author tips and tricks and pitfalls to avoid
Tag-based approaches were originally designed to increase the throughput of capillary sequencing, where concatemers of short sequences were first used in expression profiling. New Next Generation Sequencing methods largely extended the use of tag-based approaches as the tag lengths perfectly match with the short read length of highly parallel sequencing reactions. Tag-based approaches will maintain their important role in life and biomedical science, because longer read lengths are often not required to obtain meaningful data for many applications. Whereas genome re-sequencing and de novo sequencing will benefit from ever more powerful sequencing methods, analytical applications can be performed by tag-based approaches, where the focus shifts from 'sequencing power' to better means of data analysis and visualization for common users. Today Next Generation Sequence data require powerful bioinformatics expertise that has to be converted into easy-to-use data analysis tools. The book's intention is to give an overview on recently developed tag-based approaches along with means of their data analysis together with introductions to Next-Generation Sequencing Methods, protocols and user guides to be an entry for scientists to tag-based approaches for Next Generation Sequencing.
Author: Patricia A. Deuster,Pierre A. Pelletier,Anita Singh
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Developed for Navy SEAL trainees to help them meet the rigorous demands of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community, this comprehensive guide covers all the basics of physical well being as well as advice for the specific challenges encountered in extreme conditions and mission-related activities. Topics covered include calculating energy expenditure; definitions, functions, and daily allowances of carbohydrates, fats, and protein; nutritional considerations for endurance and strength training activities; active recovery from injury; cardio-respiratory conditioning; appropriate gear for running and swimming for fitness; exercising in extreme and adverse weather; and more. Compiled by physicians and physiologists chosen for their knowledge of the NSW and SEAL community, this manual is a unique resource for anyone wanting to improve his or her health, strength, and endurance.
United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering,United States. Soil Conservation Service,United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service
Author: United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering,United States. Soil Conservation Service,United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service
Characteristics of approx. 10,000 Transistors, FETs, UJTs, Diodes, Rectifiers, Optical Semiconductors, Triacs and SCRs
Author: A. M. Ball
Category: Technology & Engineering
Semiconductor Data Book, 11th Edition presents tables for ratings and characteristics of transistors and multiple transistors; silicon field effect transistors; unijunction transistors; low power-, variable-, power rectifier-, silicon reference-, and light emitting diodes; photodetectors; triacs; thyristors; lead identification; and transistor comparable types. The book starts by providing an introduction and explanation of tables and manufacturers’ codes and addresses. Professionals requiring such data about semiconductors will find the book useful.
United States. Bureau of Soils,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering,United States. Soil Conservation Service,United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service
Author: United States. Bureau of Soils,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering,United States. Soil Conservation Service,United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service
8th International Heinz Nixdorf Symposium, IHNS 2010, Paderborn, Germany, April 21-22, 2010, Proceedings
Author: Wilhelm Dangelmaier,Alexander Blecken,Robin Delius,Stefan Klöpfer
Intimesofdecliningeconomicgrowth,companieshavetocontroltheircostsmore than ever to saveresources needed in the future. Regardless of the economic size of the company, the processes of production and logistics play a decisive role in stabilizing procedures and avoiding waste. Both are important cost drivers in manufacturing companies and therefore they o?er large potential savings. Pervasive networking in the last years has contributed to a hitherto unknown transparency of global markets. This harmonization opened up new possibilities of entering foreign markets for procurement and sales to the companies. The emerging global procurement strategy was understood as a chance to rethink the relocation of existing production facilities to pro?t from existing di?erences in price and performance as a resource-saving factor. Many companies tended towards a reduction of their vertical integration by outsourcing sections of their value chain. These contracted services of production result in higher transport volumes, increased complexity of supply processes and new requirements on - gistic networks. This trend of outsourcing has not stopped, but is slowing down noticeably. Additionally,thereisanincreasingproportionofcompaniesrestoring business units that were outsourced before. Reasons for turning back decisions are often to be found in missed goals. It is not unusual that important cost f- tors were disregarded in the original basis of decision-making. In the meantime many companies have realized that it is easier to achieve stability of processes and therewith a control of costs by increasing their own contribution to p- duction. Especially in times of under-utilized capacities like in the current crisis, insourcingcanbeastrategicoption.