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Joining Blood Vessels Without Sutures 54

Med-trump writes "Stanford microsurgeons have used a poloxamer gel and bioadhesive, rather than a needle and thread, to join together blood vessels. The technique, published in the recent issue of Nature Medicine, may replace the 100-year-old method of reconnecting severed blood vessels with sutures. According to the authors of the study, 'ultimately, this has the potential to improve patient care by decreasing amputations, strokes and heart attacks while reducing health-care costs.'"
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Joining Blood Vessels Without Sutures

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  • by Dr.Bob,DC ( 2076168 ) * <> on Monday August 29, 2011 @12:22PM (#37242778) Journal

    So instead of having chemicals filtering into our bodies where they do incredible harm, we're to have these chemical 'glues' used directly inside our blood vessels where they can spread through to virtually every cell of our bodies?

    "Better Living Through Chemistry" indeed. No thank you.

    The facts are undeniable: since the advent of man-made chemicals, we have gotten less healthy as a species. Cancers, heart disease, subluxation, nerve damage, autism, allergies... the list is endless. As a sad example, take Steve Jobs. The man is a legend and has been a vegetarian/vegan for decades. How could someone with the healthiest diet known end up with cancer? Chemicals. While he ate what he thought was a good diet, I'll wager he ate non-organic foods. They're loaded with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other "cancer-cides".

    If I or any members of my family ever have to go under the knife (unlikely as we're all healthy, but imagine an accident) I would *insist* that they use what they've used for years: natural catgut sutures.

    The best solution is to avoid the surgeon's butcher knives and the BigPharma-controlled Sickness Industry:
    - Get plenty of rest
    - Get plenty of exercise
    - Eat a vegetarian (preferably vegan) organic diet
    - Get regular chiropractic adjustments to help maintain nervous system health.

    Take care,

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