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THEY’RE advertised as the miracle-workers that can help you lose weight, gain muscle or obtain vital nutrients. But over-the-counter supplements, from vitamin pills to the protein powder in your shake, have the potential to seriously harm or even kill you. This week, 27-year-old Matthew Whitby from Western Australia warned of the dangers after he suffered liver failure from drinking a pre-workout protein shake and consuming a weight-loss supplement. Given just two weeks to live, Mr Whitby had to have an emergency liver transplant, and his only choice proved to be an organ with hepatitis B. He now has to take a tablet every day of his life, but told news.com.au: “I’m just grateful to be here.” So what’s really in the supplements we think are helping us?
YOHIMBINE: MAY TRIGGER MANIC PSYCHOSIS In October 14, Dr Venkata Kodali, from the University of Western Australia, wrote in the British Medical Journal that a healthy young man had visited the emergency room with palpitations and feeling unwell. An ECG showed an irregular heartbeat, and it emerged that he had been taking supplements to bulk up his muscle. One of the components in the supplements was yohimbine — a general stimulant that works by increasing adrenaline levels and inhibiting a process that normally suppresses fat burning in the cells. But examine.com warns the substance “can cause extreme anxiety” in individuals predisposed to the condition, and “may trigger manic psychosis or suicidal episodes in people with bipolar disorder”. The dose of yohimbine in many supplements has been found to vary from the labelled dose by 25-150 per cent.
It can also interact with a large number of neurological medications. “Remember these are medications,” Dr Jon Wardle, a senior public health researcher at the University of Technology Sydney, told news.com.au. “You can have an idiosyncratic reaction such as an allergy ... if you’re using multiples substances they can react together. “You need to talk to a health professional before taking them.”
GARCINIA CAMBOGIA: TESTICULAR ATROPHY Mr Whitby, from Geraldton, was found to be fatigued and jaundiced when he visited the emergency room, the Medical Journal of Australia recorded. He had been taking whey protein powder and a weightloss supplement containing 70 per cent Garcinia cambogia — a widely used tropical fruit ingredient that TV personality Dr Oz dubbed a weightloss “holy grail”, despite its links to cases of liver failure. Dr Oz is facing a class-action lawsuit after featuring the product, made from Hydroxycitric Acid isolated from the fruit, on an episode called “Five Biggest Fat Busters for Five Body Types in Just Five Days.” According to the suit, “all credible scientific evidence” shows Garcinia cambogia simply doesn’t work. In 2014, the infamous television doctor appeared before a congressional hearing for praising Garcinia cambogia, green coffee extract and raspberry ketone as weightloss aids. Claire McCaskill, chairman of the Senate’s consumer protection panel, criticised him for promoting “magic pills”. A 2005 study in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology found that while it can aid weightloss, large doses of the extract seemed to cause testicular atrophy and toxicity, LiveScience reported. GREEN TEA EXTRACT: ‘LIKE DRINKING 20 CUPS A DAY’ Green tea may sound harmless enough, but Dr Wardle said the concentrated doses found in powders could be the equivalent to having “20 cups a day”. “There are compounds in green tea that interact with liver enzymes,” he told news.com.au. “There can be serious side-effects. “I’d liken it to Panadol, which is safe and efficient when used properly, but if you’re buying lots off the shelf, can have terrible consequences. A paracetamol overdose is one of the worst ways to kill yourself.” Dr Wardle agrees with the manufacturers that in small quantities, green tea can have antioxidant and thermogenic benefits. But he said there was “a therapeutic window”. “People think more is always better — that’s not always the case. You can have too much of a good thing, and it gets less effective as time goes on.”
ACACIA RIGIDULA: UNTESTED AMPHETAMINES Popular bodybuilding supplements often contain a substance called Acacia rigidula, which the Department of Health has said could pose a risk to human health. Research in US journal Drug Testing and Analysis revealed just last April that the ingredient contained a synthetic amphetamine that has never been proven safe in humans. The paper warned that consumers should be “immediately warned” about the substance and that “aggressive enforcement action” should be taken to eliminate it from dietary supplements. Companies selling these sort of supplements in Australia often bypass drug regulation because the products are classified as foods. One major risk is for athletes who risk breaching doping laws without realising it. PROTEIN, VITAMINS, ELECTROLYTES... No matter how innocent a product may seem, there’s usually no need to add additional supplements to your diet unless you have a deficiency. At best, they may have no effect and at worst, you could be risking your life. Niacin (Vitamin B3) is an effective cholesterol treatment, but only at fairly high doses that pose risks in terms of liver damage, gastrointestinal problems and glucose intolerance. As for that post-gym protein shake, the Australian Institute of Sport says even athletes can obtain all the protein they need from a good diet. “There is no need for the amount of protein provided by many supplements and there is certainly no justification for the extra cost,” it says. High protein intake can accelerate the progression of kidney disease or increase calcium excretion and weaken the bones. Worst of all, high protein foods may displace other valuable nutrients from the diet. “It’s more an insurance policy,” said Dr Wardle. “I tend to use them when travelling because it’s difficult to have a good diet. “Even with a protein, multivitamin or green tea, you need to monitor it and discuss with a health professional, ideally a clinician or even a pharmacist. The problem is people talk to a retail assistant. “There’s good information out there but it’s on the internet with bad information. Most GPs don’t have any idea about supplements.”
Socrates, clearly recognized as a wise man, stated that women have no place in public life. And right he was.
DUBAI // A mother who forced her 16-year-old daughter to work as a prostitute has been jailed for two years.
At Dubai Criminal Court in August, the 42-year-old Pakistani denied a human-trafficking charge.
The court heard the girl became pregnant during her work. A 50-year-old Pakistani man was also charged with human trafficking because he was allegedly responsible for arranging liaisons with customers, but was found not guilty.
Records showed that the mother brought her daughter from Pakistan last year after telling her she had found her a job in a beauty salon. The girl arrived with both of her parents.
"They told my that I was here to work as a prostitute.
"I refused, but my mother started yelling at me and telling me I had to repay the costs they paid," the victim said.
She was sent to a hotel where she was forced to have sex with men. She continued to work as a prostitute until her mothers visa expired after which both of them returned to Pakistan.
"We came back to Dubai in June last year and my mother started sending me to customers. On one occasion she sent me to Sharjah, where I was arrested."
She said that she had once asked a customer for help and to call police but he refused.
The teenager is being cared for by the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children.
She was seven months pregnant when her mother appeared in court on August 15.
The mother will be deported after serving her jail term.
It is the secret dream of every Swedish or German woman to marry a black men, or at least have sex with a black man. Every smart young African man should migrate to Europe. Free money, nice house, good sex!
A fanatic viewer does not consider the blogger as a historian and heritage management expert.He describes him as Shia and Kafir. Despite clarification that only those who deny Allah and Holy Prophet as his messenger can be dubbed as kafirs, he goes ahead with his own interpretation.Amusingly, he considers Jahangir as a true believer and alleges that Shias raise objection over a womaniser and drunkard Emperor while they themselves enjoy the privilege of Muta. He even went on stating once that Shias resort to Swapping of their wives with a sarcastic remark "Teri Meri,Meri Teri,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha.
It is clear from all his replies that he is an ardent admirer of Saudi Arabia and out of his ignorance feels that Salafis /Wahabis/Saudis are devout Muslims.To make the fanatic understand as to how Grand Muftis of Saudi Arabia have legitimized prostitution through their unique fatwas and how many types of marriages are being performed in so called holy kingdom, the blogger decided to reveal the true face of Saudi Salafis.While my fanatic friend did not support his accusation with any fact ,figure or evidence, the blogger is replying to his allegations as under :
1- Misyar is a temporary relationship between men and women for sexual pleasure. In this relationship the woman relinquishes all her rights that are available to her in an Islamic marriage. It is claimed that 60 Salafi scholars, including Saudi Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdulaziz al-Shaikh endorsed Misyar relationship between men and women in their fatawas.
2-Arab News reported on October 12, 2014 that MISYAR IS A WIDESPREAD SOCIAL REALITY IN SAUDI SALAFI SOCIETY as 7 out of 10 marriages in Saudi Arabia are based on Misyar.
Several other formats of fake marriages in Saudi Arabia are :
(a) URFA - In this relationship, there are no official contracts signed and also does not give women any rights whatsoever. She is kept as along as the man wishes to use her for sex.
(b) MESYAF ( Summer holiday marriage) - It is a tourism marriage practised by Saudis and other Salafis in the world who go on summer vacation to countries, like Yamen, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries. They take advantage of poor Muslim families by fake marriages with young, rather very young girls between the ages of 9 to 16 years in collusion with local middlemen and agents who are paid for these notorious services.
(c) FRIEND MARRIAGE - In this marriage, the bride does not go out of her house. The male goes to her house in the night or meets with her in a hotel and have sex with her.Then.she goes back to her home.There is no provision of legal maintenance from man.In most of the cases the woman demands a certain amount and gets it in advance.
(e) MISFAR - (Foreign study and Business Trip marriage)It is a deceptive marriage contracted by a Salafi for sexual gratification so that a woman may cohabit with him for the period he is visiting a foreign country. These women are formally divorced after a short period that ranges from a week to a month. It is natural that most of these women who fall victim to this kind of fake marriage come from deprived backgrounds, and have very little say in the matter. Many Fatawa by Saudi Scholars in this context are available on officialwebsites like Bin Baaz.
Most alarming in this context is the Fatwa by Shaikh Adil Al-Kalbani, the Imam of the Grand Mosque of Makka issued on July 16, 2010. This Fatwa was published on www.al-arabiya.net. Sheikh issued this fatwa after receiving an email from an overseas Saudi male student studying in the ‘West’. The Saudi student, who is married and living with his wife, claims that he is worried about controlling his desires when he sees ‘Western’ females wearing seductive semi-naked clothes that arouse him.He asks the Sheikh it is OK to marry one of those women in a ‘Misfar’ marriage,
Sheikh posted on his own website his fatwa that permits Saudis marrying Western women with the intention of divorcing them when they are finished with them without the pre-knowledge of the women of their deceitful plan. Meaning, the Imam has given green light to Saudi overseas students and travelling businessmen to use women as disposable containers to relieve themselves sexually.
Saudi Newspaper Ash-Sharq on February 03, 2011, devoted its main page to launch a scathing and virulent attack on Saudis who travel abroad and indulge in obscene (sex) parties, night clubs and prowl in sex tourism countries around the Globe. The paper also published several pictures, videos and films showing Saudis dancing in obscene parties.
Eurycomanone is one of several dozens of components of tongkat ali. There are many phony claims about standardization. Chinese chemicals companies sell Eurycomanone as a lab chemical for about 100 USD for 10 milligrams: http://m.phytopurify.com/eurycomanone-p-8083.html?gclid=CJHynuOa1tQCFUqhaAodtAMAlA However, this is lab grade, not intended for human consumption. You are NOT a guinea pig.
A natural aphrodisiac thought to help with erectile dysfunction and weight loss could now get a third use: sleep apnea cure. Researchers found that yohimbe, a dietary supplement derived from tree bark, could provide a more comfortable alternative to the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine that while effective, is also inconvenient and annoying for sleep apnea sufferers.
“It works very well, but the problem is everybody hates it,” says Chi-Sang Poon, a research scientist at MIT in a story on the school’s website. “It’s very uncomfortable and inconvenient. Almost half of the people prescribed never use it.”
Sleep apnea occurs when the tongue or other tissues shift and block the airway, according to the University of California at Berkeley. Researchers have been working on drugs to stimulate the hypoglossal nerve, which controls the tongue, but so far attempts have been unsuccessful.
Instead, the MIT researchers targeted two neurons they believed dropped in activity during sleep. So, they used yohimbine — another name for the active chemical in the yohimbe tree's bark — to reactivate the neuron groups. Though researchers are not entirely sure how it worked, they found the supplement targeted the neurons, which stimulated the hypoglossal neurons and helped with sleep apnea. The experiment was conducted in rats, so it is still a ways from becoming a mainstream treatment.
Yohimbe is used by bodybuilders to burn fat and has long been used as an aphrodisiac to help with erectile dysfunction and low sex drive, however it is not FDA approved for any of these uses.
Poon warns sleep apnea patients from taking matters into their own hands and trying out the treatment at home.
“Yohimbine is a centuries-old drug that people have been using for other reasons,” he says. “The drug itself is relatively safe in healthy subjects, but in patients that have heart disease, hypertension, or stroke, or have anxiety problems, they could be at risk because nobody has done long-term studies to show how safe the drug is for these patients.”
The age of explosives in warfare is as bygone as the age of swords and cavalries. The future of warfare is economic sabotage by arson and the redirection of population streams.
Michael Parkes, 45, was confronted and filmed in May last year by Stinson Hunter, who had arranged to meet him after posing as a child online.
Mr Parkes was later arrested by police but had not been charged.
Northamptonshire Coroner Anne Pember recorded a verdict of suicide, with the cause of death as hanging.
When I saw him he said he was going through a bad patch
Dr Alexander Wennekes, GP
Mr Parkes was arrested by Northamptonshire Police on 29 May last year on suspicion of meeting someone he thought to be a 12-year-old girl for sex.
Videos posted online
In a statement after the inquest, the force said it would have sought a charging decision based on the evidence supporting the allegation.
A force spokesman said: "It is clear that Parkes drove to Coventry with the intention of engaging in sexual activity with a child."
Stinson Hunter, who changed his name from Keiren Parsons, has caused controversy by posting videos of his meetings online and has been criticised by police for his methods.
At the inquest at Northampton General Hospital, the coroner said Mr Parkes, a warehouse manager and father of one, was "feeling low and depressed" at the time of his death on 2 June last year.
The inquest heard he was found dead in his car with a ligature around his neck.
Mr Parkes, who lived with his mother in Hemans Road, Daventry, was removed from the car. A passing doctor led efforts to resuscitate him but he died at the scene.
Dr Alexander Wennekes, a GP, said he had prescribed anti-depressants to Mr Parkes for bouts of work-related stress and depression.
Dr Wennekes said that earlier in 2013, Mr Parkes complained of feeling depressed after splitting from his partner of three years while she was pregnant with their son.
He said Mr Parkes, who also had a wife from whom he was separated, contacted the surgery again on 30 May, saying he was suffering depression.
I feel for his family and it's a shame for them, but ultimately he made his own choices,
Stinson Hunter, Internet 'paedophile hunter'
"When I saw him he said he was going through a bad patch, had financial difficulties, no access to his son and had been arrested by the police on what he said were false allegations - however, he did not explain further," said Dr Wennekes.
Mr Parkes' brother Richard said the arrest "had a significant effect on his state of mind and the actions he had taken".
Following the inquest, he said: "The police have not provided me with any evidence that supports these allegations."
Paying tribute to Mr Parkes, he said: "Michael's family are deeply shocked by his death.
"He was a loving father, son and brother and a caring person who put his family and others first."
After the inquest, Mr Hunter, from Warwickshire, said he did not feel responsible for Mr Parkes' death.
We do not condone or support the actions of Stinson Hunter
Spokesman, Northamptonshire Police
"I feel for his family and it's a shame for them, but ultimately he made his own choices," he said.
"I have done the right thing. He had been arrested and bailed."
Northamptonshire Police offered its condolences to Mr Parkes' family.
"We have a duty to investigate and respond to child abuse allegations," a spokesman said.
"A decision to arrest Parkes was made when it became clear from the material supplied to us that he believed the age of the person he was in communication with was 12 years old.
"In the light of Parkes' subsequent death, a thorough review was carried out and it is clear that it would have passed the threshold test and that Northamptonshire Police would have sought a CPS charging decision."
The spokesman added: "We do not condone or support the actions of Stinson Hunter."
Separately, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police issued a joint statement stating they did not condone his methods and adding that his actions "could have several serious consequences", including compromising continuing investigations.
You probably have to look at imagery of death and dying regularly to stay focused on what really counts in life: great sex before you are gone anyway.
The woman, who was described in the advert as 161cm, 44 kilos with an athletic body, appeared to have posted to classifieds site Locanto on Thursday and titled her advert 'Virgin seeks you, Sydney City' .
'Hey, I am a 19 years old girl who wants to sell her virginity,' [sic] the advert stated, before listing a series of conditions for the sale.
'We have to go to a restaurant, so we can go out for a dinner and we can meet,' it continued.
'It will happen in an hotel which you can choose. If I don't want to do this, I can rescind from the deal,' it went on.
The advert stated that 'we have to use a condom' and warned any potential buyer: 'You have to pay a prepayment, about which we can talk about.'
It was also clear there were to be 'no sex toys' and 'no violence'.
'It is not allowed to make a film of it or film the act,' it continued.
The advert ended by stating the price the woman was apparently willing to consider.
'The price is $250.000,00/250k. Send me your questions and offer. I am open for everything,' it stated.
The teen wouldn't be the first to offer her virginity to paying customers.
Last month, a German teenager put her virginity up for auction through a sinister website that boasts of having doctors who can verify the girls have not had sex.
The 18-year-old, Kim, decided to sell her body through the agency Cinderella Escorts to fund her studies, a flat and a car.
Bidding for the 5ft 8in student started at £86,640 (100,000 Euro), of which 20 percent would go to the agency, local media reported.
Kreutz Ideology and Kreutz Religion advocate the patriarchy, which is the rule by mature men. This is, of course, gender politics. Gender politics is natural. Feminism also is gender politics. But feminism is whimsical.
A distraught father says that his son cut off his own penis while high on a potent form of cannabis as a warning about the dangers of the drug.
The unidentified man told the BBC his son “became paranoid” and endured psychotic episodes after smoking the illegal drug.
“He switched from a very bright bubbly lad to … I can only describe him as a waste of space and I’ve had that conversation with him and he understands that,” the father told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“He became delusional, he used to sleep with a tennis racket in his bed because he thought people were living in the walls. I remember one instance he was telling us all about the fact that mermaids exist and it was just a whole tragic trip down a hill.”
Host Emma Barnett asked about a psychotic episode the young man endured in which he cut off his own penis, with the father struggling for words and saying it was “devastating.”
“It was absolutely devastating, you can’t imagine anything of that nature happening,” he said.
“The whole episode was just surreal actually … it was almost as if peering in through a window and it was happening to somebody else.”
His son is still recovering physically with “more operations” to go through but is in “really good form” mentally, having given up drugs and alcohol, he said.
“He actually has no real memory of anything that happened. Maybe that’s for the best.”
Men are perpetrators of crime for two reasons only. 1. Because woman want money, even if they claim otherwise. 2. To show off some violent superiority over other men, in order to impress some women.
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