Appearing in the last two hours, medical researcher Christian Wilde discussed how adult stem cells are being used to treat heart problems, as well as Parkinson's, spinal injuries, and blindness. Heart disease in women often goes unnoticed, with symptoms incorrectly diagnosed as acid reflux, he reported.
The stem cell technique currently being used in trials with patients who've had heart attacks involves taking the person's own cells and injecting them into the dead area of the heart. While the results have been encouraging, he noted that it can be difficult to multiply the patient's stem cells in the laboratory before the procedure takes place.
Statin drugs, used to reduce cholesterol levels, can have side effects, but they do lower inflammation, which Wilde considers to be a one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Among the supplements people can take to increase heart health, he named turmeric, bromelain, Coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine and fish oil.
Appearing in the middle 90 minutes, author Lon Milo DuQuette (book link) talked about the life of the occultist Aleister Crowley, as well as Freemasonry and the Knights Templar. Crowley (1875-1947) was ahead of his time, he noted, and may not have been viewed as controversial if he was born 50 years later. The Knights Templar, thought by many to be the forbearer to the Masons, conducted religious ceremonies that the Church of Rome may have considered to be "black magic" at the time, he said.
First half-hour guest, hypnotherapist Dick Sutphen spoke about karma and past-life regression. Past lives can have an affect on our current lives, and additionally people enter into "soul contracts" before they are born, agreeing to play out roles with key individuals, he stated.
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