Tony Pantalleresco – Show of the Month April 5 2014

Tony Pantallaresco

Welcome to Tony Pantalleresco – The Remedy Show of the Month April 5 2014

I am playing catch up as I was out of the country for a while and snowed under when I got back. But here you would find the show notes which include the following topics :

CoffeeGrounds&Beans – Coffee Hair Growth Benefits

Effect of caffeine and testosterone on the proliferation of human hair follicles in vitro

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Blood Poisoning Causes—- Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body

Colorado House Passes Forced Vaccination Bill- One of 18 States Pushing Corporate Drugs


Response to the Lab test

Answer: In January last year a study was carried out and published in the International Journal of Dermatology. The study involved hair follicles being removed from balding men and cultured (artificially grown) in a lab. All the follicles were exposed to testosterone and some were also exposed to caffeine. The hair growth from follicles exposed to testosterone was significantly reduced (as is the case with follicles affected by Male Pattern Hair Loss) whereas not only did caffeine seem to prevent testosterone from negatively affecting hair growth, but it also stimulated growth of the hair.
Journal of Dermatology Study – Coffee Hair Growth Benefits

A study published in the International Journal of Dermatology (Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 27-35) addressed coffee hair growth benefits as a possible stimulant for hair follicles. The study found that caffeine works by blocking the effects of a chemical known as DHT which damages hair follicles and is thought to cause Male Pattern Baldness (MPB).

CoffeeGrounds&Beans – Coffee Hair Growth Benefits

Germany’s University of Jena researcher Dr. Tobias Fischer studied the effect of caffeine on human hair follicle growth. He said “caffeine is a well-known substance, yet little is known about its effect on human hair follicle growth. Caffeine shows it’s a promising candidate for hair growth stimulation.”

Dr. Fischer conducted his study by taking scalp biopsies from men in the early stages of hair loss. He extracted hair follicles from the 14 men in the trial and placed them in test tubes with solutions containing different levels of caffeine. The hair samples were left in the lab for up to 8 days to monitor the growth results.

Increase In Average Growth Of Hair Follicles

When Dr. Fischer compared the hair follicles treated with caffeine against those that weren’t, he discovered some interesting results. The average growth of the follicles treated with caffeine increased by around 46 per cent compared to the control group. In addition, the life cycle of the hair treated with caffeine was extended by 37 percent. Caffeine boosted the length of the hairs by between 33 and 40 per cent.—Dr Fischer noted that “hair follicles treated with caffeine showed a highly significant growth rate at 24 hours and still showed further significant growth at eight days.”

Caffeinated Tea Vs Coffee Hair Growth Benefits?

Although hair growth and hair loss experts have studied coffee hair growth benefits, some experts point out that it’s the caffeine in the popular drink which is thought to help stimulate hair follicle growth. While coffee hair growth benefits are the focal point of many studies, others have studied the possible benefits of caffeinated teas to achieve similar results.

Dark Brazilian Santos Beans – Coffee Hair Growth

It’s important to note that all testing of coffee hair growth benefits were linked to topical applications and not to drinking lots of coffee or similar caffeinated drinks.

Follicular Penetration of Topically Applied Caffeine Via Shampoo

As a result of studies performed on hair follicles to determine coffee hair growth benefits, some hair loss and hair growth related shampoo products contain caffeine or coffee related ingredients.

Researchers in Germany wanted to determine if topically applied caffeine could be delivered to the follicle as a shampoo. The studies showed that after 2 minutes of shampooing, the caffeine in the shampoo was able to penetrate into the scalp via the hair follicles and outermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum).

DIY Coffee Hair Oils & Butters – Coffee Hair Growth Benefits

Some hair consumers interested in conducting their own tests of coffee hair growth benefits have created special hair mask recipes utilizing a base coffee oil.

Coffee grounds can easily be dried and then infused into an oil which can be applied to the scalp in a variety of delivery methods ranging from direct application to the scalp, pre-shampoo treatments, shampoo applications and/or rinse-out or leave-in conditioners. The coffee grounds or oil can also be combined with a shea butter or coconut oil base to create a special scalp mask.

As a side benefit, used coffee grounds are known to be a great exfoliant for the scalp. Coffee grounds are also a great skin treatment as well as helping to reduce cellulite in some cases. Coffee is also often used as part of a henna rinse.

Coffee In The Shower

Organic Coconut Oil – Coffee Hair Growth Benefits

Some hair consumers have discovered that cold brewed coffee, when used on wet hair ,as an after shampoo rinse, will often help slow or stop shedding.

After shampooing, completely rinse hair. Gently squeeze excess liquid from hair with fingers. Pour pre-brewed cool coffee into hair using a clean plastic bowl or container to catch the drippings. Continue to pour coffee through the hair until all the drippings have ceased. Allow to sit on hair for 5 minutes.

Add desired rinse-out or leave-in conditioner . Wrap hair in stain-proof towel or cloth and allow the coffee conditioner mixture to remain on hair for 30 to 60 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish with a cool water final rinse. Towel blot and air dry if possible. Style as normal.


Effect of caffeine and testosterone on the proliferation of human hair follicles in vitro.

Fischer TW1, Hipler UC, Elsner P.


Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a common problem in men of all ages, affecting approximately 50% at 50 years of age. The underlying cause is an androgen-dependent miniaturization of genetically predetermined hair follicles. Here, the hair organ culture model was used to investigate the effects of testosterone and caffeine; the latter being a promising candidate for hair growth stimulation.


Hair follicles from 14 biopsies, taken from the vertex areas from male AGA patients, were cultivated for 120-192 h in vitro with normal William’s E medium (control) or William’s E medium containing different concentrations of testosterone and/or caffeine. Hair shaft elongation was measured daily and at the end of cultivation, cryosections of follicles were stained with Ki-67 to evaluate the degree and localization of keratinocyte proliferation.


Significant growth suppression was found in hair follicles treated with 5 microg/ml testosterone. This was counteracted by caffeine in concentrations of 0.001% and 0.005%. Moreover, caffeine alone led to a significant stimulation of hair follicle growth. These results were confirmed immunohistochemically by Ki-67 staining.


Androgen-dependent growth inhibition of ex vivo hair follicles from patients suffering from AGA was present in the human hair organ culture model, a constellation which may serve for future studies to screen new substances against androgen-dependent hair loss. Caffeine was identified as a stimulator of human hair growth in vitro; a fact which may have important clinical impact in the management of AGA.–PMID:17214716-[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]


Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

March 14, 2014
Aarhus University
Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalized. New research shows that Danes suffering from blood poisoning risk an extra challenge in the form of an increased risk of suffering a blood clot-“We have followed more than 4,000 people who have been admitted with blood poisoning. The study shows that the risk of suffering a blood clot in either the brain or the heart is twice as high for patients with blood poisoning in relation to other patients who are also admitted with acute illnesses,[F1]” says Michael Dalager-Pedersen , PhD student at Aarhus University and Registrar at Aalborg University Hospital. He has carried out the study in collaboration with colleagues from Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital, and Aalborg University Hospital.–The risk of a blood clot was highest within the first 30 days after the infection, where the risk was 3.6 percent against 1.7 percent for the other acutely admitted patients, and only 0.2 percent among the population in general.—The study has just been published in Circulation.—In recent years there has been a growing level of interest for the correlation between the risk of blood clots and infections such as blood poisoning. The researchers hope that the new knowledge can be utilized to ensure better prevention and earlier treatment. “It is important that we have now documented that there is a clear correlation between blood poisoning and blood clots. The new knowledge can be used by the medical doctors to increase focus on this patient group so they can begin relevant treatment quicker,” says Reimar Wernich Thomsen from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.–He explains that the correlation may, among other things, be due to the fact that the blood clots arise due to the increased strain on the heart and blood vessels that the infection causes.[F2]–Story Source-The above story is based on materials provided by Aarhus University. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.-Journal Reference-M. Dalager-Pedersen, M. Sogaard, H. C. C. Schonheyder, H. Nielsen, R. Wernich Thomsen. Risk for Myocardial Infarction and Stroke after Community-Acquired Bacteremia: A 20-Year Population-Based Cohort Study. Circulation, 2014; DOI: 10.1161/%u200BCIRCULATIONAHA.113.006699


Blood Poisoning Causes—- Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body. The most common sites of infection leading to sepsis are the lungs, urinary tract, abdomen and pelvis.

Sources of infection

Types of infection associated with sepsis include:

lung infection (pneumonia)
flu (influenza)
infection of the lining of the digestive system (peritonitis)
an infection of the bladder, urethra or kidneys (urinary tract infection)
skin infections[F3], such as cellulitis, often caused when an intravenous drip or catheter has been inserted into the body through the skin
post-surgical (after surgery) infections
infections of the nervous system, such as meningitis or encephalitis [F4]
In approximately one in five cases, the infection and source of sepsis cannot be detected.

What causes the symptoms of sepsis?

Usually, your immune system will keep the infection limited to one place (known as a localised infection). Your body will produce white blood cells, which travel to the site of the infection to destroy the germs causing infection. A series of biological processes occur, such as tissue swelling, which helps fight the infection and prevents it spreading. This process is known as inflammation.–If your immune system is weakened or an infection is particularly severe, it can spread through the blood into other parts of the body. This causes the immune system to go into overdrive, and the process of inflammation affects the entire body.–This can cause more problems than the initial infection, as widespread inflammation damages tissue and interferes with the flow of blood, leading to a dangerous drop in blood pressure, which stops oxygen reaching your organs and tissue.


Colorado House Passes Forced Vaccination Bill- One of 18 States Pushing Corporate Drugs

Christina Sarich

March 25th, 2014
Updated 03/25/2014 at 2:10 am

Parents will have little choice over whether or not to have their children vaccinated in Colorado now, due to a bipartisan measure passed by Colorado’s House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee this past Thursday. Parents who intended to claim the ‘opt out’ available in a current rendition of Colorado’s current law, due to religious or personal beliefs, will find it much more difficult to do so.–HB 14-1288, which gained traction after recent whooping cough outbreaks, will require parents to complete an online ‘education’ module and get the signature of their health care providers confirming that parents have been informed of health risks and a ‘possible detriment to the community’ if their children go unvaccinated.–House Bill 1288 completely ignores the fact that many vaccines have been proven dangerous to young children, and can even cause death and infertility. Parents and doctors also offered hours of testimony to House representatives, but to no avail. The bill was proposed by State Rep. Dan Pabon (D) as a means to make sure that parents weren’t just opting out of vaccines for ‘convenience,’ as he mentioned in a statement given to the Denver Post.

“Vaccine refusal results in higher rates of vaccine-preventable disease,” Pabon said. “This is a public health issue. These are very serious diseases.”

Colorado’s school children have the sixth-highest rate of non-vaccination among kindergarteners in public school. The new bill mandates that public record be made of all children who are not-vaccinated, via percentages reported by licensed schools and day care centers.[F5]—Pabon argues that immuno-compromised children are being exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases, but these are the very children most at risk when they receive vaccines administered with a traditional vaccine schedule (or even an altered one). Vaccinations given to immuno-compromised children can cause death, even, as evidenced in records leak due to the freedom of information act in the UK.—Pabon also says that older populations are at risk when young children aren’t vaccinated, but how he determines this bit of propaganda is beyond reason.—?Although the bill would not eliminate the personal belief exemption,> parents opposing the legislation argued that increased education mandates could lead to the erosion of parental rights.

“Parents have a constitutional right to parent their children,” Susan Lawson, whose daughter developed encephalitis after a routine vaccine when she was a year old, told CBS Denver. “I am not an uneducated woman.”—–Anti-vaccination advocacy group National Vaccine Information Center has also attacked the proposal as one that “singles out and discriminates against a minority of parents with sincerely held personal beliefs … by assuming they are uneducated and should be forced into a state approved ‘education’ program.’–18 states have recently presented bills to make vaccination opt-outs more difficult. Our rights to choose what to do with our bodies and how to protect our children from vaccines containing dangerous adjuvants are being whittled away. Just look at this list presented by of just some of the additives currently in vaccines given to children and adults alike:

• aluminum hydroxide, acetone (solvent used in fingernail polish remover)
• aluminum phosphate (toxic)
• ammonium sulfate
• amphotericin B
• animal tissues: pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain,
• dog kidney, monkey kidney
• chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg
• calf (bovine) serum
• betapropiolactone
• fetal bovine serum
• formaldehyde – used to embalm dead bodies
• formalin
• gelatin
• glycerol
• human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
• hydrolized gelatin
• monosodium glutamate (MSG)
• neomycin (antibiotic)
• neomycin sulfate
• phenol red indicator
• phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)
• potassium diphosphate
• potassium monophosphate
• polymyxin B
• polysorbate 20
• polysorbate 80
• porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein
• residual MRC5 proteins
• sorbitol
• sucrose
• streptomycin (antibiotic)
• thimerosal (mercury)
• tri(n)butylphosphate (neurotoxin)
• VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells
• washed sheep red blood cells
These adjuvants cause everything from Alzheimer’s, neurotoxicity, brain injury, auto-immune disorders, gastrointestinal damage, liver and lung damage, cysts, arthritis, kidney damage, allergic reactions, seizures, and even death – but of course parents are opting out, simply due to convenience.