Saturday, November 15, 2014

Check out Onward Through the Fog: "Government unreasonable": Judge Vince Chha

 
In the Court's order, the Judge noted:
Ms. Burmeister is clearly the prevailing party in the litigation. Moreover, as outlined in the order granting Ms. Burmeister's motion for summary judgment, the government's conduct throughout its dispute with Ms. Burmeister was unreasonable. Ms. Burmeister stood to gain nothing financially from her attempt to obtain documents at issue from the government, and she conferred a benefit on the public through her successful effort to obtain a ruling against the government. [emphasis added]

defendants produced a mere 88 pages, only 22 relating specifically to the IOM (one of them blank), for a very high-priority and extraordinarily controversial $1 million project. It was clear that their search and production of documents was woefully inadequate (as the Court later agreed when it granted my motion for summary judgment). The defendant's subsequent response to my complaint was, once again, late. It was then that I realized that they had no intention of complying with the law in response to my entirely reasonable and very straightforward FOIA request, even faced with a lawsuit.
 
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Clearly, there's an intentional government cover-up when it comes to CFS.....
 
What are they hiding?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CoQ10 + NADH = improvement?

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ars.2014.6181

Does oral Coenzyme Q10 plus NADH supplementation improve fatigue and
biochemical parameters in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Dr. JESUS CASTRO-MARRERO, Ph.D., Prof. Mario D. Cordero, Dr. Maria
Jose Segundo, Naia Saez-Francas, Dr. Natalia Calvo, Dr. Lourdes
Román-Malo, Luisa Aliste, Prof. Tomas Fernandez de Sevilla, Dr. Jose
Alegre-Martin


ABSTRACT

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a chronic and extremely debilitating
illness characterized by prolonged fatigue and multiple symptoms with
unknown cause, diagnostic test, or universally effective treatment.
Inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and CoQ10
deficiency have been well documented in CFS. We conducted an 8-weeks
randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the
benefits of oral CoQ10 (200 mg/day) plus NADH (20 mg/day)
supplementation on fatigue and biochemical parameters in 73 Spanish
CFS patients. This study was registered in ClinicalTrials.gov
(NCT02063126). A significant improvement of fatigue showing a
reduction in FIS total score (p< 0.05) was reported in treated group
vs. placebo. In addition, a recovery of the biochemical parameters was
also reported. NAD+/NADH (p< 0.001), CoQ10 (p< 0.05), ATP (p< 0.05)
and citrate synthase (p< 0.05) were significantly higher and
lipoperoxides (p< 0.05) were significantly lower in blood mononuclear
cells (BMCs) of the treated group. These observations lead to the
hypothesis that the oral CoQ10 plus NADH supplementation could confers
potential therapeutic benefits on fatigue and biochemical parameters
in CFS. Larger sample trials are warranted to confirm these findings.