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What is Blood – Brain Barrier?  November 2021 Newsletter – By Dr. Jerry J. Masarira, Naturopath D. CBIS.

              There were two scientists Paul Ehrlich and Edwin Goldman who experimented on animals by injecting blue dye into their blood stream, that was between 1880 and 1913.

All the tissues of the body, except the brain and the spinal cord turned blue. The scientist theorized that there was something isolating the brain from the elements that are exposed to the rest of the body. Another scientist, M. Lewandowsky then called this, “The blood Brain – barrier”

       They determined that, neurotoxic agents only affected brain function when they are directly injected to the brain. The location of the brain barrier is the capillary endothelial cells within the brain. The endothelial cells of the brain are different from those of other organs because they are woven in a tight fashion that keeps paracellular molecular movement from  occurring because the have no other connections called, “Transendothelial pathways or Intracellular vesicles”. In other words, it is too tight and only allows fat-soluble molecules, small molecules and some gases into the brain.

        Large molecules such as glucose have to pass through using transporter protein, this serves as the brain’s way of filtering which molecules are allowed in and which are to be blocked. This creates a border, to keep the blood in the brain chemistry separated and protected from occurrences in the rest of the body.

            There are some things that can weaken the blood – brain barrier such as high blood pressure, diabetes, any type of birth defect that keeps it from being fully developed at birth. Hyperosmolitity (This occurs when high levels of certain substances exist in the blood). Microwaves and radiation, certain types of infection or brain injury. The purpose of the blood brain-barrier is to protect the brain tissue from the variations that the rest of the body endures with the highs and lows of sugars, also hormones, chemicals, agents, toxins or anything found in the rest of the body that does not need to be in the brain.

      Essential amino acids which are coming from the blood into the brain, help move glucose into the brain.

The circum-ventricular organs, are specific locations in the brain that do not have a blood-brain barrier in place, these are “doorways” within the barrier. This is where the hormone regulation between the blood and the brain takes place.

        When somebody abuses a substance and end up vomiting, it is because the body’s toxin levels get so high that the blood-brain barrier is compromised, the circumventricular organ called the AREA POSTREMAkicks in, this causes the body to basically EVICT, the toxic substance so that the level can be restored to manageable levels so that the barriers can function well.

      Here is where the problem comes. When we eat some ingredients that are legally added to our foods by the FDA, such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), some food colorings, such as yellow, red, green etc (which are not food) but put for taste and pleasure, they change your brain chemistry and the way you think. That is why some children are hyperactive and also having problem concentrating in school because of attention deficit disorder and other disorders. The sad part is all the cells that are destroyed cannot be undone.

       The problem with excitotoxins that come into the brain is they not only cross the barrier but they also trigger a neurological transmitter reaction in the brain that overstimulates the senses. The toxins “Excite” the brain. After eating the food, the neurons within the brain begin to fire erratically without cause. Several hours after those neurons fire, they die and they do not come back. That part of the brain does not “Wake-up” again, (till death do us part.)

    Foods with MSG, diet drinks sweetened with NUTRASWEET, flood the body to a level 4 to 20 times greater than normally present in the blood.

At the end, diseases such as Parkinson, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) develop.

      Eat healthy and chose what you eat wisely. Sweet taste does not mean sweet life. In fact the opposite is true.

       We have a website for you to communicate for consultations and also training you as a medical missionary. There are other services you may find useful. On the website We recorded over 100 audio weekly lessons and old monthly news-letters you might have missed from the past. Feel free to read and listen. Pass the website link to as many people as you want across the globe.

www.enprohealthinstitute.com

If you have any questions, please contact me at:

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Dr. Jerry J. Masarira, Naturopath D. CBIS.

Enpro Consultant and Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Enpro Health Center Institute.

Behans Farm – Mountain Valley.

Midlands. Zim.

Alt. drmasarirajj@aol.com

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5 important things happening in South Africa today – BusinessTech

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:

Coronavirus: In South Africa, there have been 4,373 new cases of Covid-19, taking the total reported to 2,968,052. Deaths have reached 89,843 (+21), while recoveries have climbed to 2,849,558, leaving the country with a balance of 28,651 active cases. The total number of vaccines administered is 25,619,891 (+171,124).

Incentives: The Gauteng health department has doubled the incentive for people over 50 to get vaccinated against Covid-19, now offering R200 vouchers as a sweetener. The department said it is specifically targeting this group as they are most vulnerable to the virus, and they want those who have not yet received their jab because of the travel costs involved to be covered. The initiative is part of the Vooma Vaccine campaign. The vouchers are available for the first 260,000 people to get their J&J shot or the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Covid infections are surging in South Africa, with the first cases of the Omicron variant now detected in the Western Cape. [TimesLive]

Omicron WHO: The World Health Organisation has warned that blanket travel bans will not prevent the spread of the Omicron variant. The variant has now been detected in South America. More cases appear in those with no history of international travel, implying community spread – taking place long before the variant was detected and reported in South Africa. Countries have responded to South Africa’s transparency by shutting the country out of the international community. The WHO said that this is dangerous as it incentivises countries to keep data about new variants quiet out of fear of the same treatment. [EWN]

Mandates: Health group Discovery says that vaccine mandates work – pointing to the fact that over 94% of its staff have been vaccinated since it introduced the mandate earlier this year, from 22% before the mandate. The group said that the mandate wasn’t a threat and that tools were made available for staff to get better educated about the vaccines. At the same time, discussions and engagements took place explaining the mandate and why it was necessary. The next step in the policy isn’t simply to fire those who don’t comply, it said, but instead to engage them through the objections process. The 300-odd holdouts to the vaccine will be engaged on a one-on-one basis. [702]

Prosecute now: Public interest group Accountability Now has threatened legal action against the head of the National Prosecuting Authority, alleging dereliction of duties by not pursuing high-profile cases with vigour. The group is frustrated by the lack of prosecutions against high-profile individuals like Jacob Zuma, Bheki Cele, and others complicit in sagas like state capture. It wants a court to order the NPA to prioritise these cases, or at the most extreme, to initiate a process to have the NPA separated from the state and the minister of justice, to operate as an independent Chapter 9 institution. [News24 – paywall]

Markets: The South African rand strengthened on Tuesday, benefiting from a weaker dollar after Moderna’s chief executive said Covid-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant as they have been with other types. Risk appetite took a beating across world markets, but a weaker dollar saw the rand trading at R16.03 against the greenback, 0.68% firmer than its previous close. The currency plunged to its weakest since October 2020 on Friday as the world reacted with alarm to the news of the new variant, Omicron, which was first detected in southern Africa. Market participants, however, remained cautious. On Wednesday, the rand was trading at R15.81/$, R17.92/€ and R21.09/£. [Reuters]

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:


Coronavirus: In South Africa, there have been 4,373 new cases of Covid-19, taking the total reported to 2,968,052. Deaths have reached 89,843 (+21), while recoveries have climbed to 2,849,558, leaving the country with a balance of 28,651 active cases. The total number of vaccines administered is 25,619,891 (+171,124).


  • Incentives: The Gauteng health department has doubled the incentive for people over 50 to get vaccinated against Covid-19, now offering R200 vouchers as a sweetener. The department said it is specifically targeting this group as they are most vulnerable to the virus, and they want those who have not yet received their jab because of the travel costs involved to be covered. The initiative is part of the Vooma Vaccine campaign. The vouchers are available for the first 260,000 people to get their J&J shot or the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Covid infections are surging in South Africa, with the first cases of the Omicron variant now detected in the Western Cape. [TimesLive]

  • Omicron WHO: The World Health Organisation has warned that blanket travel bans will not prevent the spread of the Omicron variant. The variant has now been detected in South America. More cases appear in those with no history of international travel, implying community spread – taking place long before the variant was detected and reported in South Africa. Countries have responded to South Africa’s transparency by shutting the country out of the international community. The WHO said that this is dangerous as it incentivises countries to keep data about new variants quiet out of fear of the same treatment. [EWN]

  • Mandates: Health group Discovery says that vaccine mandates work – pointing to the fact that over 94% of its staff have been vaccinated since it introduced the mandate earlier this year, from 22% before the mandate. The group said that the mandate wasn’t a threat and that tools were made available for staff to get better educated about the vaccines. At the same time, discussions and engagements took place explaining the mandate and why it was necessary. The next step in the policy isn’t simply to fire those who don’t comply, it said, but instead to engage them through the objections process. The 300-odd holdouts to the vaccine will be engaged on a one-on-one basis. [702]

  • Prosecute now: Public interest group Accountability Now has threatened legal action against the head of the National Prosecuting Authority, alleging dereliction of duties by not pursuing high-profile cases with vigour. The group is frustrated by the lack of prosecutions against high-profile individuals like Jacob Zuma, Bheki Cele, and others complicit in sagas like state capture. It wants a court to order the NPA to prioritise these cases, or at the most extreme, to initiate a process to have the NPA separated from the state and the minister of justice, to operate as an independent Chapter 9 institution. [News24 – paywall]

  • Markets: The South African rand strengthened on Tuesday, benefiting from a weaker dollar after Moderna’s chief executive said Covid-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant as they have been with other types. Risk appetite took a beating across world markets, but a weaker dollar saw the rand trading at R16.03 against the greenback, 0.68% firmer than its previous close. The currency plunged to its weakest since October 2020 on Friday as the world reacted with alarm to the news of the new variant, Omicron, which was first detected in southern Africa. Market participants, however, remained cautious. On Wednesday, the rand was trading at R15.81/$, R17.92/€ and R21.09/£. [Reuters]

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Coronavirus: 6 passengers from South Africa, other 'at-risk' countries tested positive for COVID-19: Maharashtra health department – NDTV

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6 Passengers From 'At-Risk' Countries Tested Covid Positive: Maharashtra

Mumbai:

Six international passengers arriving from ‘at risk’ countries have tested Covid positive, the Maharashtra Health Department said Wednesday morning.

All six – who flew in from South Africa or other countries with confirmed Omicron cases – are either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and their samples have been sent for genome sequencing, the Health Department said in its statement.

The six passengers are from the Mumbai Corporation, Kalyan-Dombivali Corporation, Meera-Bhayandar Corporation and Pune, in addition to two passengers arrived from Nigeria, who have been found in Pimpri-Chinchwad corporation area.

Contact tracing is underway.

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Omicron was present in Europe before South Africa reported its first cases, shows data – Firstpost

So far, well over a dozen countries and territories have detected cases, including Australia, Britain, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy and Portugal

A sign reading ‘Stay safe’ in Regent Street, in London, Friday, 26 November. A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday, and stocks plunged in Asia and Europe in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant. AP/Alberto Pezzali

The Hague: The Omicron coronavirus variant was present in Europe before the first cases were reported in South Africa, new data from the Netherlands showed Tuesday, as Latin America reported its first two cases in Brazil.
In the week since the new virus strain was reported to the World Health Organization by South Africa, dozens of countries around the world have responded with travel restrictions — most targeting southern African nations.
But the World Health Organization warned Tuesday — as Canada expanded its restrictions to also include Egypt and Nigeria — that “blanket” travel bans risked doing more harm than good.
And the likely futility of broad travel restrictions was underscored as Dutch authorities reported that Omicron was present in the country before South Africa officially reported its first cases, on November 25.
The new variant — whose high number of mutations the WHO believes may make it more transmissible or resistant to vaccines — was found in two Dutch test samples from November 19 and 23, with one having no travel history.
With countries now on alert for the Omicron variant, a clearer picture is emerging by the day of where it has been circulating, and for how long.
So far, well over a dozen countries and territories have detected cases, including Australia, Britain, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy and Portugal.
Among European countries, Belgium and Germany have both reported cases of the new strain prior to November 25, but both linked to foreign travel.
Latin America reported its first two cases Tuesday — in people who traveled from South Africa to Brazil — and a first case was confirmed in Japan, one day after it barred all foreign arrivals.
Vaccine-resistant?
While much is still unknown about the Omicron variant — it could take weeks to determine whether and to what extent it is vaccine-resistant — it has highlighted that the global fight against COVID-19 is far from over.
Asian, European and US markets all fell on Tuesday, while the benchmark US oil price tumbled more than five percent after the boss of vaccine manufacturer Moderna warned existing jabs might be less effective against the new variant.
“All the scientists I’ve talked to … are like ‘this is not going to be good’,” Moderna boss Stephane Bancel told the Financial Times, warning against a “material drop” in the effectiveness of current jabs against Omicron.
Moderna, US drugmaker Pfizer and the backers of Russian vaccine Sputnik V are already working on an Omicron-specific vaccine.
On the treatment front, meanwhile, a panel of US health experts voted Tuesday to endorse Merck’s Covid pill for high-risk adult patients, which is already authorised in Britain.
‘Heavy burden’
In a briefing to WHO member states, the body’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was understandable for countries to seek to protect their citizens “against a variant we don’t yet fully understand”.
But he called for the global response to be “calm, coordinated and coherent”, urging nations to “take rational, proportional risk-reduction measures”.
The UN agency cautioned in a travel advisory that “blanket” travel bans risked placing a “heavy burden on lives and livelihoods” and could ultimately dissuade countries from sharing data about the evolving virus — as South Africa did in reporting the latest variant.
But it did advise that people not fully vaccinated and considered vulnerable to COVID-19 , including over-60s, should put off travel to areas with community transmission of the virus — after correcting a previous statement that indicated all over-60s should defer travel.
Tougher measures
Omicron has emerged as much of the world was already bracing for a new winter wave of the pandemic — leaving even nations with high vaccination rates scrambling to stem infections and prevent health services from being overwhelmed.
Governments, particularly in western Europe, have already reintroduced mandatory mask-wearing, social-distancing measures, curfews or lockdowns — leaving businesses fearing another grim Christmas.
In Germany, incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz said parliament would vote on making Covid vaccines compulsory by the end of the year — and a source from Scholz’s party told AFP he had “signalled his sympathy” for such a rule.
Greece went ahead Tuesday in making vaccines compulsory for over-60s, while Norway will offer booster shots to all adults before Easter, as preferable to a lockdown.
Britain meanwhile set a target of delivering third jabs to all adults within two months, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying vaccination centres would be “popping up like Christmas trees.”

So far, well over a dozen countries and territories have detected cases, including Australia, Britain, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy and Portugal

Omicron was present in Europe before South Africa reported its first cases, shows data

A sign reading ‘Stay safe’ in Regent Street, in London, Friday, 26 November. A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday, and stocks plunged in Asia and Europe in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant. AP/Alberto Pezzali

The Hague: The Omicron coronavirus variant was present in Europe before the first cases were reported in South Africa, new data from the Netherlands showed Tuesday, as Latin America reported its first two cases in Brazil.

In the week since the new virus strain was reported to the World Health Organization by South Africa, dozens of countries around the world have responded with travel restrictions — most targeting southern African nations.

But the World Health Organization warned Tuesday — as Canada expanded its restrictions to also include Egypt and Nigeria — that “blanket” travel bans risked doing more harm than good.

And the likely futility of broad travel restrictions was underscored as Dutch authorities reported that Omicron was present in the country before South Africa officially reported its first cases, on November 25.

The new variant — whose high number of mutations the WHO believes may make it more transmissible or resistant to vaccines — was found in two Dutch test samples from November 19 and 23, with one having no travel history.

With countries now on alert for the Omicron variant, a clearer picture is emerging by the day of where it has been circulating, and for how long.

So far, well over a dozen countries and territories have detected cases, including Australia, Britain, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy and Portugal.

Among European countries, Belgium and Germany have both reported cases of the new strain prior to November 25, but both linked to foreign travel.

Latin America reported its first two cases Tuesday — in people who traveled from South Africa to Brazil — and a first case was confirmed in Japan, one day after it barred all foreign arrivals.

Vaccine-resistant?

While much is still unknown about the Omicron variant — it could take weeks to determine whether and to what extent it is vaccine-resistant — it has highlighted that the global fight against COVID-19 is far from over.

Asian, European and US markets all fell on Tuesday, while the benchmark US oil price tumbled more than five percent after the boss of vaccine manufacturer Moderna warned existing jabs might be less effective against the new variant.

“All the scientists I’ve talked to … are like ‘this is not going to be good’,” Moderna boss Stephane Bancel told the Financial Times, warning against a “material drop” in the effectiveness of current jabs against Omicron.

Moderna, US drugmaker Pfizer and the backers of Russian vaccine Sputnik V are already working on an Omicron-specific vaccine.

On the treatment front, meanwhile, a panel of US health experts voted Tuesday to endorse Merck’s Covid pill for high-risk adult patients, which is already authorised in Britain.

‘Heavy burden’

In a briefing to WHO member states, the body’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was understandable for countries to seek to protect their citizens “against a variant we don’t yet fully understand”.

But he called for the global response to be “calm, coordinated and coherent”, urging nations to “take rational, proportional risk-reduction measures”.

The UN agency cautioned in a travel advisory that “blanket” travel bans risked placing a “heavy burden on lives and livelihoods” and could ultimately dissuade countries from sharing data about the evolving virus — as South Africa did in reporting the latest variant.

But it did advise that people not fully vaccinated and considered vulnerable to COVID-19 , including over-60s, should put off travel to areas with community transmission of the virus — after correcting a previous statement that indicated all over-60s should defer travel.

Tougher measures

Omicron has emerged as much of the world was already bracing for a new winter wave of the pandemic — leaving even nations with high vaccination rates scrambling to stem infections and prevent health services from being overwhelmed.

Governments, particularly in western Europe, have already reintroduced mandatory mask-wearing, social-distancing measures, curfews or lockdowns — leaving businesses fearing another grim Christmas.

In Germany, incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz said parliament would vote on making Covid vaccines compulsory by the end of the year — and a source from Scholz’s party told AFP he had “signalled his sympathy” for such a rule.

Greece went ahead Tuesday in making vaccines compulsory for over-60s, while Norway will offer booster shots to all adults before Easter, as preferable to a lockdown.

Britain meanwhile set a target of delivering third jabs to all adults within two months, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying vaccination centres would be “popping up like Christmas trees.”

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