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8 years 10 months ago #81 by Andrew
Beginning to sleep inclined,Friday 26-Mar-1999 16:05:11,207.34.213.132
writes, A woman on my list who is not part of the study (yet) raises
legitimate concerns that there is no proper scientific backing to what
is being purposed. This is not to say that I am not participating
fully in this by way of experiment after all I am 7.5 on the
disability scale and am not being offered anything anyway so what do
I have to loose. I am following on the paleolithic diet which is to
say yeast gluten eggs legume and sugar free and this takes over
four years to show any results. And it is the less than four months
that people have shown results on your study that has strongly
attracted me especially the incontinence by one fellow and Betty
getting back in touch with her legs after six years. As this is being
typed the final renovations to our bed is being done. Just because
the scientific reasoning may be out to lunch does not mean that this
may not work anyway for other sound scientific reason. After all
Vaseline (a byproduct of the petroleum >industry) was never
intended for the uses it is put to today. Ahmed Hassan & Peggy Baker
ahas...@actionnow.org Artists at home / work
,Ahmed Hassan,egy...@interlog.com

Re: Beginning to sleep inclined,Friday 2-Apr-1999
04:18:07,212.228.66.3 writes,I am glad to say that the lady mentioned
has now joined our study.
As for the science being out to lunch. I would urge anyone to
re-examine the foundations on which the scientific explanations for
fluid circulation in either plants or animals was founded and ask you
not to smile when you try to understand how the tiny leaves three
hundred feet high are able to suck water from the ground through the
long tubes of the Giant Redwood of California.

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8 years 10 months ago #82 by Andrew
,Marzena,mon...@iinet.net.au
Raising the end of the cot.,Wednesday 7-Apr-1999
I raised the end of all my children's
cots with bricks on the advice of my grandmother. When I questioned it
all I got was "we've never had a dead baby in our family".
Following family advice is just one of those things that you do. The
only benefit I have ever known it to have is to prevent cot death but
then who's to say that we would have ever had one anyway? This aside
we always put our babies down on their backs this as you may know is
the current advice to prevent baby deaths. It's interesting though as
the cause of cot deaths has never been established yet. Maybe it's
something to do with the nervous system? I just thought that I'd
mention this as I've never heard anyone else suggest raising the bed
end before.
,,

Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Thursday 8-Apr-1999
09:36:52,209.198.221.227 writes,Could you please send me more
information as I would like to give this a try.
,,stun...@hotmail.com

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Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Thursday 6-May-1999
It only needs to be a folded towel
but it can't have too much depth otherwise the baby would slip down
under the bedding.
,,

Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Thursday 8-Apr-1999
I would like to thank you for posting this
letter. It came as a surprise.
When I first worked out that humans should not be sleeping horizontally
I immediately realized that if my theory was correct it would eliminate
cot or crib deaths in one go.
I took my findings to the Foundation of the Study of Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome In London I presented a cast iron case to them which
was backed up by the work of Leslie Munroe who had identified River
Valley areas as high risk areas for cot deaths. He had shown the
certain areas in the UK had a 46% higher incidence of cot deaths when
compared to more elevated regions. His work was investigated by
Universities who tried to disprove his statistical evidence. They
couldn't and his work is now in the Statistical Collection at the
Open University in the UK.
The thing that drives me on the most is the knowledge that these
children slip away for the want of propping their beds up. The FSID are
neglecting their duty to investigate this work for whatever their
selfish reasons are.
I have made a prediction based on the increased annual rainfall in the
UK for 1998. I have predicted that cot deaths are going to rise
significantly for this year. We will not have the statistics from the
Government until August 1999. I hope to god I am wrong.
In order to investigate this further I ordered a graphp from the FSID
from 1986 to 1992 which showed all the cot deaths for each month. I
then ordered the rainfall statistics from England and Wales for the
same period and plotted them on the same graph.
I was not surprised when all the peaks and troughs matched with
sinister accuracy. I was surprised when the statistics followed a
downward trend from year to year ending up at their lowest in 1992
which happened to be a prolonged drought through the winter months.
The FSID ignored this.
If it is the last thing I ever do I will bring these people to book. I
await the 1998 statistics.
Carry Langford is the regional coordinator into the study for infant
death she says; "I would really like to see it examined you know
scientifically. I think that if he has a theory that might be relevant
to cot death perhaps he ought to submit the proposal to our scientific
panel and see if he could get their opinion on it?
My letter to the Cot Death Foundation
Dr Chantler FSID Foundation For The Study Of Sudden Infant Deaths
Syndrome 14 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DP
Tuesday 24th November 1998.
CC BBC TV CC Westcountry TV.
Dear Dr Chantler
Many children have died needlessly since I first contacted the FSID and
spoke with you in person. Since the early part of 1995 I have been
working with and helping people who suffer from serious illnesses
using exactly the same intervention that I proposed to you in 1995.
During my early attempts to gain publicity for my work and in doing so
raise awareness that horizontal bed rest and humidity are the primary
cause of cot deaths I was informed by a reporter that publicity was
prevented due to advice from your foundation.
Whether this actually happened is of little significance now. The
Foundations negligence ignorance stupidity and contempt towards my
research has caused the deaths of these children and will continue to
do so as long as you keep promoting your "Back to HORIZONTAL Sleep
Campaign".
I have made a prediction that cot deaths will rise significantly in
1998 and you have confirmed receipt of this letter and prediction
which was also c.c.'d to the local BBC and Westcountry TV stations.
The paper which I sent you a copy of the abstract is merely an echo of
the many hundreds of published papers relating to the harmful effects
of horizontal bed rest on healthy and otherwise people.
Similar postural experiments with animals and space travel also support
the fact that gravity is of paramount importance to the well-being of
everything that lives here on Earth. Including YOU!
Furthermore the work of Leslie Munroe relating to high risk areas for
cot deaths and low-lying river valley areas proves that humidity and
moisture are a main consideration in the onset of statistically
significant elevations in the number of cot deaths. This alone should
give credence to my prediction for 1998.
I went to a solicitor on Monday 24th November 98 to see if it would be
possible to start legal proceedings against the Foundation for the
Study Of Sudden Infant Death. I was advised that there is no precedent
in law for making people listen even if the lives of children are at
stake. Financially I stood to lose my home as I have no moneys to
pursue this even if I won I have nothing to gain financially! Yet I
was prepared to risk all to save the lives of these babies. Not to
mention the devastation it causes to the families.
The evidences I have accumulated over all of these years as you well
know is irrefutable. Yet a foundation which attracts funds for
preventing the loss of such innocence has refused time and time again
to consider that advise of one man in a wilderness of hypocrisy who
claims to hold the answer.
When my day comes and it will! I will take no pleasure in exposing
your organisation for what you haven't done!
Sincerely
Andrew K Fletcher.

,Andrew K Fletcher,

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Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Friday 9-Apr-1999
Reply to my letter and prediction from
THE FSID.
14 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DP
Telephone General Enquiries: 0171 2350965 International dial: 44 171
2350965 Email f...@sids.org.uk Website: www.sids.org.uk/fsid/
Charity Number 262191
November 23 1998
Dear Mr Fletcher
This is to let you know that I have taken over from Dr Chantler as the
Medical and Scientific Advisor at the Foundation for the Study of
Sudden Infant Deaths. I would be grateful if you could address all
correspondence to me in future.
Dr Chantler has passed on a file of correspondence from you including
description of the physiological mechanism you suggest and your work on
raising the bed head in adult conditions. You may rest assured that all
material has been safely filed and was readily accessible for me to
read.
As I am sure you realise the Foundation has to be extremely careful in
the advice that it gives to parents. The medical profession spent many
years advising parents to put babies to sleep on their stomachs as
this was shown to be advantageous to sick premature babies.
Unfortunately it was quite incorrect advice for normal healthy babies.
So we are very anxious not to extrapolate from other conditions to baby
care advice. Your beds may be very successful for multiple sclerosis
sufferers but this doe not mean that the advice can be extrapolated to
babies. We could only publicise your theory if it was really
demonstrated to work.
This means carrying out properly controlled research and I am sure that
the Foundation would give proper consideration to an application for
our research funds. I understand that you have previously received an
application form but I would of course be pleased to send you another
one.
It is not possible for us to provide funding in any other way. This
would create many difficulties because the way we distribute our funds
is controlled since we are a registered charity.
I hope this makes it clear that we are not trying to prevent your
theory from being considered by the scientific community or the public
at large but we are constrained as to how we may fund further
exploration of your work.
Thank you for all the time and interest that you have shown in this
issue
Yours sincerely
Dr Sara Levene Medical and Scientific Advisor
********************************
Comment from Andrew K Fletcher:
It is not possible to get funding from charities in the UK. All such
funding is channelled into universities and hospitals. The application
forms for funding prohibit individuals from obtaining funds. I do not
have the will or funds any more to chase rainbows.
I have also learned in a letter from the FSID that certain aspects of
my theory are being investigated. I have asked for an explanation and
details but neither has been forthcoming.
Ironically history teaches us that every major breakthrough in science
has come from individuals working alone without support who are driven
by the truth.
To find out why there is an excellent book written by Richard Milton
titled: Forbidden Science Published by Forth Estate Limited 6 Salem
Road London W2 4BU. Price £6.99 ISBN 1-85702-302-1 Richard is fully
aware of my findings Andrew
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8 years 10 months ago #83 by Andrew
From: monzam
<mon...@iinet.net.au> To: MS.STUDY
<ms.st...@naturesway.demon.co.uk> Date: 05 April 1999 02:27
Subject: study
Hello Andrew! I have a question at the moment my hands & legs having
a tingling pin & needles sensation & I was wondering if in anyway it
is normal if it is sign that something good is happening or a normal
progression is occurring. Another thing is I was wondering if you
think changing of the sleeping position would do any good for someone
after a stroke massive stroke person on the wheelchair with speech
problem. I could find only about people after spinal injury & having
MS. My best thoughts are with you Marzena
Stroke
A Stroke: "My opinion only" by Andrew K Fletcher Strokes usually
happen when a person has just got out of bed taken a bath or rose from
a chair. Often following an unusual increase in activity prior to
resting. The increased activity generates additional warmth and
therefore additional evaporation. This is important because any
increase in evaporation must result in an increase of concentrated
minerals within the liquids inside the body. These concentrated
liquids would normally be excreted in the urine providing the body is
inline with gravity either standing or inclined as with the bed
experiment. This allows free flow of these heavy fluids through the
kidneys and out into the bladder. (See specific gravity of urine exp.
in the "Importance of Gravity to our Health and Well-being). When
the body is horizontal the concentrated solutions are stored
throughout the body in the wrong places along the arteries as
sedimentary deposits (atherosclerosis) or in the bones muscle and
tissue. This happens because gravity will always affect such
concentrated solutions irrespective of the direction they are flowing.
In the horizontal position the concentrated fluid flow directly towards
the ground and this means that they flow laterally instead of
longitudinally. However they have only a very short distance to travel
in this direction and it is this reduction in circulation which causes
the sedimentary deposits to occur. This also happens when a person is
sitting with their knees higher than their bottom "Wheelchair
posture". The minerals are stored in the same way but in different
locations although there is obviously less chance of arterial problems
when sitting is compared to sleeping horizontally. Standing after
laying flat. If you have been ill and rested up for a few days in bed
you may have experienced a sudden feeling of intense pressure or pain
in your head when you stand up to go to the bathroom. This is due to
the sudden release of concentrated fluids which is activated by the
sudden alteration in the direction of gravity as you stand up. The
concentrated solutions begin to flow in bulk down the shortest path
with the least resistance. As this happens internal pressures are
inevitably altered particularly in the upper parts of our anatomy. All
of this pushing and pulling on the bodily fluids causes veins to expand
and collapse even to burst in some cases. When this occurs inside the
head we label it with the term stroke. The Fire Services have a very
high level of strokes due to the nature of jumping from their beds and
rushing to fight fires despite their fitness. The brain becomes
damaged from the lack of fluids flowing through the affected area and
this inevitably results in the loss of some function. The result may
be that the person who has suffered the stroke adopts a more restful
approach to life thinking that this will improve their chances of
survival or perhaps they have to adopt this approach because they
become less active due to their condition. This may then lead to
further problems.
Inclined Bed-rest
When horizontal bed-rest and incorrect sitting posture is eliminated
from the daily routine of a person who has suffered a stroke it should
increase the circulation of fluids to the damaged area of the brain.
As the brain tissue is relatively soft and consists of mostly water it
would be logical to presume that repairs are possible providing the
fluids are constantly flowing in one direction that being from head to
toe. Furthermore this should help to reduce the risk of further
strokes as the renal and urinary function is restored and working
properly to maintain the balance of minerals within the bodily fluids.
There may however be an initial increase in the shift of concentrated
fluids to the lower limbs but this should prove to be a short term
problem and may be reduced by the use of a surgical or support
stocking.
FLUID ON THE LUNGS Back-pressure caused by an increase in fluids
within the lungs is another possibility for altering the pressures
within the circulatory system. If a person is subjected to breathing in
air that is saturated with water then the fluid exchange into the
surrounding atmosphere during exhalation would not take place. This
would prevent the fluids within the lungs and respiratory tract from
becoming concentrated as would be the case under normal gas exchange
in a dry environment. This would in-turn cause the lungs to fill up
with fluid. If allowed to continue the fluid filled lungs may cause
the left side of the heart to become enlarged. As gravity under these
circumstances now plays a reduced roll in the circulation of fluids
the heart has to do most of the work. Unfortunately this means that the
fluids are pumped under increased pressure and this again may be
responsible for strokes in some cases. Particularly when saturated air
or oxygen is administered to patients on life support systems. This in
my opinion could cause a person to drown in his or her own bodily
fluids. Having spoken with a friend at Torbay Hospital in Devon he
confirmed that people have drowned while on a life support system. If
the above points are taken at face value it would offer some insight
into why many people including the Late John Smith MP for Labour
develop major problems including strokes while taking a hot bath. In
this climate you would be subject to inhaling 100% saturated air and
further increases in fluid pressure due to the heat.

With regards to pins and needles.
This could be one of two things. The obvious one is that you may be
sleeping with your hands above your head if so correct this by trying
to get into the habit of having them down by your sides. However this
does not explain the tingling in your legs. A more likely explanation
is that the increase in tingling and pins and needles signifies that
the circulation in your nervous system is being increased or restored
by the therapy and that usually indicates some return of function is
imminent. This has been the case throughout the pilot study in both MS
and spinal cord injury cases. You may experience some increase in pain
and spasm but this again is only a short-term problem. It would be
very useful if you could post this reply together with your questions
on the Message Board as I feel this is very important for all that are
involved. There is no need to use your own name or Email address.
Kind regards
Andrew
PS I will be changing my Email Address shortly as I have to change to a
free Internet provider in order to save £11.75 a month. I will put my
new address on the notice board in a few days and send it out with an
update.
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8 years 10 months ago #84 by Andrew
Multiple Sclerosis,Thursday 15-Apr-1999 06:58:15,202.82.240.108
writes,I was diagnosed with MS around 18 months ago and since then
tried a number of different things to reverse the situation. I have had
countless ups and downs but I did continue on a steady downward path.
At the end of 98 I started using a walking stick to help with my poor
balance stifness in my left leg and weakness in both my legs.
Around 6 weeks ago I began the trial with the angled bed and noticed
some immediate differences. I found that these sudden positive effects
fluctuated as the weeks went past. What I did notice was that my down
periods lasted less and I was able to be mobile much faster than
normal. There was ongoing positive improvement each week despite the
fact that there were some bad periods where my mobility was not good.
This week has seen the most progress. For 2 days I have had very good
bending in my left knee. The wateriness in my left eye has almost gone
and today I was able to walk distances of 30 meters at a time without
using the walking stick. The dizziness has also reduced as have the
twitches in my knees.
This progress is quite astounding given the past and how long I have
been using the angled bed. ,John Giannopoulos,j...@hkstar.com

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8 years 10 months ago #85 by Andrew
Fantastic Results!,Saturday 17-Apr-1999 20:57:00,152.163.201.183
writes,I have been using the inclined bed for about 4 weeks to help
with my MS symptoms. I have had mild to moderate symptoms for about 7
years. Symptoms have included tingling LHermitte's sign numbness
loss of balance hot legs optic neuritis sensitive skin sensations
overwhelming fatique etc...
After the first night I had relief from the hot legs. I began to
notice other improvements within a few days. Other symptoms have
continued improving. Trying to keep my hand free to make use of
gravity has improved the numbness almost immediately (after I realized
what i was doing wrong). My husband who resisted at first has been
sleeping more soundly and have had no trouble with acid reflux
(previously a nightly problem).
I have recommended this to everyone who will listen - I can't imagine
that I could hurt anyone who is willing to give it a chance. My uncle
(related by marriage) who also has MS is still struggling with how to
raise the bed but it very willing to try. He is much worse off than I
since he has trouble walking. He has been using Bee Venom (with some
results) but I'm convinced that he'll get more results from
sleeping "correctly"! - I know i have and I'd like to thank
Andrew for making his information available to everyone! Those of us
who have benefited owe him a great deal!
,Terri Harrison,tharri8...@aol.com

Re: Fantastic Results!,Sunday 18-Apr-1999 20:18:09,152.163.201.76
writes,I thing which I neglected to mention is how the bed has improved
something as simple as my finger and toe nails! (seems kinda silly next
to the major problems people with MS have...) They have always been
flexible and bendable - not any more! They are growing longer and much
harder - no need for artificial ones! My hair texture has changed
somewhat too (for the better!)
I hope everyone who is trying this way of sleeping has been equally
thrilled with "side effects" that actually improve the body!
,Terri,tharri8...@aol.com

Re: Fantastic Results!,Sunday 18-Apr-1999 20:49:56,208.250.58.229
writes,I have had MS for 4 years now and was frustrated by the "foot
drop" difficulty hindering my ability to walk. I began the inclined
bed study almost 8 weeks ago and I too have noticed continued
improvements especially increased time of being able to walk
"normally". In regard to your uncles difficulties raising his bed
I was able to purchase a foam wedge thru the JC Penney catalog and
placed it between the mattress and box spring and believe that I have
achieved the same results. ,Pam,

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Re: Fantastic Results!,Monday 19-Apr-1999 21:58:19,152.163.207.71
writes,Pam -
Thanks for your info on the bed wedge. I passed it on to my uncle
immediately.
I'm glad it seems to be working well for you too! :-)
Terri ,Terri,tharri8...@aol.com

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8 years 10 months ago #86 by Andrew
I have invited fifty people with ALS and fifty people with spinal cord
injuries to join us. The pilot study was not just about MS and this
study should at least reflect this. Reports Thank you for helping me
with this important study by sending in those vital reports. We are on
target for an unprecedented result. The patterns in your reports are
following my pilot study results. Already we are hearing from people
with dropped foot problems who are experiencing massive improvements.
A reduction in bladder control problems and increased body temperature
appears to be the first thing that is noticed and this follows exactly
with the pilot study. If you have not yet sent in your reports and your
consent form then please do so at your earliest convenience. I am
relying on your honesty and integrity to see this through. It would be
very helpful when you do send in reports to send only your text and a
date and name next to each observation. This will enable me to store
your emails on my hard drive without me losing too much space. Just
type directly into the email and send it. ************************ Our
Message Board ************************ Message Board Title:
"INCLINED TO SLEEP INCLINED"
www.InsideTheWeb.com/mbs.cgi/mb405491 I have found your
questions stimulating. Judging by the interest from new people wanting
to join our study following a visit to the Message Board it is
providing people with the will to try it. On behalf of these people
who no doubt will be posting in the very near future I would like to
say thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. "This is
what this study is all about! Providing the benefits when people need
them most. Not in twenty years time and at a cost of FIFTY MILLION
DOLLARS". There are no cruel placebo pills to bite into just good
old common sense! Kind regards Andrew

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8 years 10 months ago #87 by Andrew
Re: Night Sweats,Sunday 2-May-1999 09:04:58,206.172.163.134 writes,I
do not have a special bed and I have had night sweats for about two
months which like you say are unusual for me as well. I wonder if it
is an ms symptom? I have a congenital heart defect as well and the
doctors are looking into a possible infection in my heart that was due
to strep throat months back (may have attacked weakness in heart)
they asked me if I had night sweats (symptom of infection in heart) so
I am wondering which it is caused from. I will find out when they get
results from transesphopogal echocardiogram. ,Michelle,

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8 years 10 months ago #88 by Andrew
SCI's and the Importance of Gravity ,Tuesday 20-Apr-1999
09:01:51,209.30.180.100
writes,****************************************************************************
SCI's and the Importance of Gravity Dependence in Nerve
Regeneration. By Andrew K Fletcher.
****************************************************************************
Work on the regeneration of the optic nerve In fish frog mouse
rat and rabbit have been carried out at the Max Plank Institute in
Germany. Ronald Meyer has also studied this field at the University of
California.
With the optic nerve in all species being surgically severed
regeneration occurs in the goldfish and frog. Within a period of four
months sight is near normal in both cases. Yet if the optic nerve in
the mammalian subjects is severed no regeneration occurs. However
Meyer demonstrates that nerve regeneration in mammals is possible by
removing part of the optic nerve and growing it on a special culture
dish. The optic nerve is observed to grow vertically down In relation
to the television screen and in doing so passes directly through what
appears to be a horizontally placed nerve- which does not appear to
be growing. Meyer concludes that there is something about being inside
the mammalian body which prevents growth and this problem of nerve
regeneration he relates directly to the spinal cord injury in man. It
is my belief from the evidence presented in the documentary that the
special culture dish used to demonstrate the growing mammalian nerve
was tilted in order to use gravity to initiate the growth and to give
it direction.
If this simple connection between gravity and nerve regeneration is
applied to the goldfish and frog it becomes obvious why nerve
regeneration of the optic nerve is achieved. Goldfish and frog are
always vertical and if found on their side they are either dead or
very sick.
When the optic nerve is cut the fluids are still able to flow in the
same direction because it is only the tube which carries the fluids
that is severed. The brain in relation to the position of the eye
remains unchanged. In my opinion nerve regeneration occurs because the
fluid circulation and the causes of said circulation remain intact.
It is my belief that nerve endings respond to exactly the same
influences that plant seeds respond to and that in order to grow they
need a stable environment. For instance if I were to turn or rotate
grass seeds they would not thrive and would become confused to say
the least.
Now apply this simple logic to the mammalian subjects. Mouse for
instance leads a very active life and is continually altering its
posture it sleeps curled up in a tight ball and contorts to every
conceivable posture during its normal daily routines even to the
point of hanging upside down at times. If I were to place some grass
seedlings along its spine and water them (hypothetically) I could
not expect them to grow. Why should I expect
a damaged spinal cord to restore itself when it is exposed to the
same postural confusion.
Humans lead a similar life to that of mouse or most mammals when our
daily routines are taken into account we are continually altering our
posture all of our lives and the most important changes in relation
to the direction of gravity occur during sleep. We roll over from side
to side curl up in a ball sleep on our back or tummy and all the
time we are doing this we are horizontal except for a couple of
pillows.
If I were to slice a person from head to toe (hypothetically) I
would find that almost all of the tiny tubes within the body run from
head to toe. Gravity therefore must have played a very important part
in the development of this network of fluid filled tubes! Even the
intestines run predominantly downward.
A baby appears to understand the importance of standing and walking
and once those first steps are taken the babies progress accelerates
at a phenomenal rate. Could it be that gravity performs the living
equivalent of a neurological computer upgrade? Is intelligence for
that matter directly related to our vertical posture? But that's
another paper for another time.
The most important observation in relation to the spinal cord injury
is the position of the spinal cord. While resting on a flat bed
irrespective of whether you are on your side front or back your
spinal cord is horizontal. If gravity is the stimulus for nerve growth
one would expect the nerve endings to become totally confused and to
tie themselves in a knot. It is my belief that this is exactly what
happens in SCI's and is evident in the massive amount of MRI scan
data from countless thousands of cases.
In Britain it is thought that confining people who have suffered
spinal cord injury to prolonged bed rest aids recovery and prevents
further damage. Some people spend a year and more stuck in bed at a
phenomenal cost to their health and to the health service. Yet there
are many papers produced which point to the fact that this practice is
unproductive and leads to further degeneration. (too many papers to
site). In fact NASA and the former USSR have used prolonged bed-rest
to imitate the harmful effects of space travel upon astronauts which
has been shown to cause neurological problems in healthy subjects.
Many countries are realising that prolonged bed-rest should be avoided
in not only SCI's but many other conditions too. Pregnancies which
used to result in a long rest period are now turned around in a couple
of days.
WHAT IF?
If my words have any truth it should be very simple to test them.
After all the culprits appear to be horizontal bed-rest and poor
sitting posture so it would be simple to intervene with a couple of
blocks of wood placed under the head of a bed to allow the bodily
fluids to run continually from head to toe. Or to raise ones bottom so
that it is higher than ones knees while sitting. But at what angle
should a bed be raised in order to stimulate the nerve endings?
I have been working with an angle of no less than five degrees to the
horizontal which I arrived at by observing the circulation of fluids
within a loop of water filled tubing which I placed across the whole
length of the bed. It was found that when coloured saline solution was
injected at the top or head end of the tubular loop at this angle or
more it generated a circulation which occurred in the whole loop of
tubing. Any lower and no overall circulation occurred Just a two tear
flow in one side of the tube which was undesirable.
Based on the nerve regeneration in fish and frog which took around
four months a newly injured spinal cord should significantly improve
within the same time-scale. However if the SCI has been damaged for
several years the progress will inevitably be much slower. This
appears to be the same for multiple sclerosis based on my pilot study
results.
Andrew K Fletcher ,Andrew K. Fletcher,Grav...@currantbun.com
Night Sweats,Sunday 18-Apr-1999 09:51:43,207.34.213.180 writes,For
about a week I have been having intense night sweats which is unusual
for me. I have only been sleeping inclined for one month. I am very
disabled with MS 7.5 on the Curts scale and could use some feedback
from anyone with some knowledge. ,Ahmed Hassan,egy...@interlog.com

Re: Night Sweats,Wednesday 21-Apr-1999 01:34:45,195.92.199.98 writes,Hi
Ahmed
In a tropical rain forest sweating becomes a real problem. People
experience Jungle Rot where the skin breaks down.
Humidity in this environment prevents water from evaporating into the
surrounding air as it exhudes from the skin surface.
A friend of mine had a dehumidifier in his living room along with his
fish tank. He asked me how it was that he continually filed the tank
and emptied gallons of water from his dehumidifier.
There were no leaks in the tank so the water was being drawn from the
tank into the surrounding air and into the dehumidifier. This process
would of course happen even if a dehumidifier were not used. The
dehumidifier merely accelerated the problem. Eventually his fish would
all perish and he would clean out the tank refill it and start the
process all over again.
The reason his fish would die is because only pure water left the tank.
All of the toxins would remain. This was complicated by the fact that
he would top it up with tap water which in the UK contains fluoride
chlorine and who knows what else? + a fair amount of dissolved mineral
salts.
What does this have to do with me sweating?
If a dehumidifier was left running in your bedroom it would cause the
water to leave your skin surface more efficiently. This would then set
up a beneficial chain reaction beneath the skin surface because the
evaporation would leave behind the salts and this would create a more
concentrated solution. Gravity would then draw this residual fluid down
through the skin and therefore increase the flow rate of bodily fluids
in the skin tissue. The opposite of jungle rot. This would generate
more body heat and eventually the sweating problem will cease.
Why didn't I sweat when my bed was flat? When your body was
horizontal the circulation in the whole of your body was compromised.
This caused the fluids to flow through the skin tissue more slowly
With less water delivered to your skin there was less water to
evaporate.
To sum up then either your skin surface temperature is too cold or
your room is too damp or humid.
To solve this problem locate a dehumidifier. In the UK we find them in
the paper second hand for about £50.00. I purchased a new one for
£140.00
Hope this helps
Kind regards
Andrew

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Fluid movement and toxins,Wednesday 21-Apr-1999 10:46:05,24.4.252.36
writes,I've been using the inclineed bed for 3 months. Two years ago
I had an exposure to mercury and I've been trying to de-tox since
that time. How does the inclined bed affect this process? Does the
fluid movement pull toxins out of areas where they are stored at a
rate faster than the liver and kidney's can handle them? Needless
to say I've been experiencing difficulties. There have been some
positive results. But I hope the adjustment process will end soon.
,Jean,

Re: Fluid movement and toxins,Thursday 22-Apr-1999
13:47:22,195.92.199.98 writes,Hi Jean
This is a good question and shows that you have absorbed the logic
behind the sloping bed.
Mercury is a very heavy substance and would as you quite rightly
suggest move rapidly towards the kidneys and bladder.
However if you had a high enough level of mercury in your body to
effect such a dramatic shift in fluids you would be in serious trouble
from the level of mercury in your body.
It may be then that other minerals including calcium and the
sedimentary deposits from the arteries are shifting.
Overloading the kidneys could be an interpretation of renal discomfort.
Another interpretation could be that renal function is increasing and
that the discomfort could be similar to a few muscular pains after a
three mile jog.
I do find this subject interesting. The initial storage of mercury in
your body would have been aided by gravity running in the wrong
direction through the bodily fluids causing heavy substances to be
pulled down into the tissue and bone as opposed to being drawn through
the kidneys and out through the urine.
Incidentally has your urine changed in strength and colour since your
bed was raised?
If mercury is moving from the body you could send in your toe and
fingernail clippings to your GPand ask for them to be tested for
mercury. I would be very interested in hearing about any such test
results.
Could you tell us what positive results you are experiencing?
Kind regards
Andrew

Re: Fluid movement and toxins,Saturday 24-Apr-1999 08:43:15,24.4.252.36
writes,Thanks for your reply. But I still want to know if the fluid
movement on the raised bed can help dislodge the heavy metals that have
lodged in the tissues and bones. My improvements include: bladder
control constipation correction and small improvement in balance.
Also morning stiffnesss. I should add that I switched to a flat bed
for 2 nights 1 week ago. All these improvements reversed immediately
so I am back on the raised bed again. Jean ,Jean,camj...@home.com

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Re: Fluid movement and toxins,Saturday 24-Apr-1999
15:39:08,212.1.128.61 writes,Glad to hear of your improvements I
wonder if there are any neurologists out there who would be interested
in lending a hand instead of just looking in?
The toxins in your body could well be flushed out of your system by
avoiding horizontal bed rest. I would add that if this does not shift
the toxins then nothing else will
Andrew
,Andrew,Gravity.currantbun.com

Re: Fluid movement and toxins,Saturday 26-Jun-1999
23:44:05,205.188.199.23 writes,Have you tried sweating-sweat baths as
an adjunt. It is the ancient method for detoxing mercury and has been
updated by studies which I can probably send you if wanted. ,Bob
Reeves,reree...@aol.com

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