Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Earthquake Survival

Yesterday I received an email which I found to be so useful want to share it with you as a blog. It clarifies the best ways to survive an earthquake. Though I have lived most of my life near San Andreas fault and been through many earthquakes, no one has ever satisfactorily specified what to do when it strikes. This email does that.

Forget hiding under a table or standing in a doorway. This can save lives.

Please share this with all your loved ones and other contacts.


My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI ), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake

I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years, and have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene -- unnecessary

Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them - NOT under them. This space is what I call the 'triangle of life'. The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the 'triangles' you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building.


1) Most everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' when building collapse are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a bed, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of frequency' (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

Spread the word and save someone's life...

The entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

'We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly'

In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical, scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten mannequins did 'duck and cover,' and ten mannequins I used in my 'triangle of life' survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions , relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck and cover.

There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the 'triangle of life.' This film has been seen by millions of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen in the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.

Subject: Save your life with "The Triangle of Life"

American Rescue Team International
ARTIis said to be the World's most experienced rescue team and disaster management-mitigation organization.
"Triangle of Life":

Without listening or reading, simply by looking at the following self-explanatory photos, you can learn more than in a thousand words about how to protect yourself during a major earthquake...

If you are inside a vehicle, come out and sit or lie down next to it. If something falls on the vehicle, it will leave an empty space along the sides. See below:

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Myco-phyto Complex is a combination of Six powerful mushrooms working together to help cancer patients and others regain healthy immune systems.

This formula has the potential to:

  • Support the immune system
  • Help to prevent cancer
  • Counteract the toxicity of chemotherapy and radiation treatment
  • Sustain remission
  • Prolong the lifespan of cancer patients
  • Kill cancer cells
  • Shrink tumors
  • Help to keep breast cancer cells from invading and growing.
In an in vitro study, researchers found that MycoPhyto Complex thwarted highly invasive human breast cancer cells (specifically, MDA-MB 231 breast cancer cells) in several distinct ways.

  • Interrupted the normal cell cycle, to stop the cancer cells from proliferating.
  •  Inhibited cell adhesion, so cancer cells couldn’t group together to form bigger tumors.
  • Put a stop to the cancer cells invading the healthy cells.
  •  Hampered cancer cell migration
When cancer cells can’t band together to form tumors, invade other cells, or migrate throughout the body, it decreases the risk the cancer will metastasize—and increases the chances that the cancer can be eradicated.

In vitro studies are test tube or research studies, but not studies in a living being, which is called in vivo. Though all the in vitro studies here look promising, we still need placebo controlled double blind in vivo
studies to be performed. Those are expensive and complicated when there is no drug patent and no money to be recouped with patent approval.

Nevertheless the studies which are available are quite promising enough so to consider this product a good adjunct treatment for cancer or other immune system challenges.

Following is a discussion of the properties of the various mushroom extracts in this formula.

Mushroom extract #1 – CORIOLUS VERSICOLOR
This is known as Karawatake in Japan. One of the compounds in this mushroom has been patented as a pharmaceutical anti-cancer drug in Japan.

Two key components of this mushroom have been studied vigorously against cancer: kureha (also known as PSK, for polysaccharide kureha) and PSP (polysaccharide peptide), which has been the subject of Phase II and Phase III clinical trials in China. Those two compounds are believed to be the power behind Coriolus versicolor’s effectiveness.

Let’s take a look at just a few of the studies.

One study found that adding PSK to chemotherapy consistently doubled the five-year survival rate for patients with advanced stomach cancer.  An eight-year placebo-controlled trial of 111 patients who’d undergone curative surgery for colon cancer found that those in the PSK group had “a significantly higher survival rate” than the patients in the placebo group.

Japanese researchers studied PSK (a product called Krestin) in patients who’d undergone conventional treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and at the five-year mark, nearly four times as many people in the PSK group were still alive compared to the placebo group.

In another study on NSCLC, researchers found that 28 days of treatment with PSP slowed disease progression, and substantially improved the white blood cell counts and body fat percentages of the patients in the PSP group, verses the placebo group.

Coriolus versicolor studies have shown that this mushroom—thanks in part to its key compounds—helps activate the natural killer (NK) cells that can help protect your body from foreign invaders, including cancer cells.  And PSK seems to help increase the number of T-lymphocytes (T-cells), powerful members of your body’s disease-fighting team. The PSK compound also appears to increase production of special tumor-infiltrating cells known as B-lymphocytes.

Chemotherapy and radiation may kill off cancer cells, but they can also do damage to some healthy cells. Adding medicinal mushrooms to the treatment regimen may add a layer of protection allowing patients to get
through these trying treatments more easily. One animal study found that PSK seemed to prevent damage to healthy cells during specific chemotherapy treatment.

Mushroom Extract #2-REISHI

Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) has been used for more than 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine for respiratory, cardiovascular, and liver support. The reishi mushroom also brings specific cancer-fighting powers to the formula, especially fighting leukemia and lymphoma, breast, prostate, and colon cancers. It is generally known for its adaptogenic properties, which means it brings balance to your immune system.

The Japanese government has officially listed Reishi as a cancer-fighting substance. In vitro studies have shown this mushroom to have anti-tumor properties. It seems to be especially effective in battling breast cancer cells.

One in vitro study found that reishi could stop the MCF-7 cell cycle, and bring on apoptosis (cell death).

Another in vitro study showed that reishi suppressed the growth of highly invasive MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells.

An in vitro study found Reishi could keep highly invasive PC-3 prostate cancer cells (and breast cancer cells) from migrating. Another in vitro study showed reishi could kill off colon cancer cells. Another in vitro study found that reishi could also induce apoptosis (cell death) in leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma cells.

Reishi also seems to protect cancer patients from the harmful side of cancer treatment, specifically against radiation therapy.

Mushroom #3- AGARICUS BLAZE ( Mushroom of the Sun)

This mushroom has both immune-building and cancer-destroying properties.  Among these mushrooms, it contains the most beta-1,3-glucan—a phytochemical known for supporting the immune system.

It helps destroy tumors by blocking their supply lines—it keeps them from forming new blood vessels, so they can’t get the nutrients they need to thrive.

An animal study found that active compounds in Agaricus blazei helped prevent mice from getting cancer by stimulating cancer-killing T-cells.

A human trial showed that an Agaricus blazei extract improved the quality of life and boosted natural killer cell action in women undergoing chemotherapy for cervical, ovarian, or endometrial cancer.


This mushroom offers liver support and is believed to improve vital energy. Cordyceps sinesis contains powerful compounds that inhibit tumor growth and also increase the immune system’s ability to fight tumors.


This mushroom supports the liver, is often used to improve circulation and immune support in the pelvic area. Polyporus umbellatus contains cytotoxic compounds (meaning they kill cancer cells), and has been shown (in animal studies) to be effective against bladder and liver cancers.


This mushroom is best known for its ultra-powerful Maitake D-Fraction,

In addition to its anti-cancer effects, maitake boosts your immune system in several ways:
  • Activates NK-Cells so they can attack with full force.
  • Stimulates TNF-Alpha (tumor necrosis factor, which damages blood vessels created by tumors)
  • Increases the number of helper T-Cells
MycoPhyto Complex comes in two forms, capsules and powder, so you can choose
whichever is easier for you to use.

The powder is made to be used as a tea, and can be mixed into boiling water, and left to steep for a few minutes before drinking (for full benefit, make sure you consume even the particles that haven’t dissolved).

For the best results, take MycoPhyto Complex on an empty stomach, at least thirty minutes before
eating and two hours after eating.

For immune support using the capsules, the suggested loading dose is three capsules, two times a day for two weeks. After that, the dose decreases to 1-2 capsules daily.

For immune support using the powder, the recommendation is one-half scoop, twice a day for two weeks, then switch to one-half scoop once or twice each day.

For active disease-fighting support:
Using capsules- suggested loading dose is 6 capsules, 2-3 times each day for 1-2 months. 
After that, the standard dose is 3-6 capsules, twice a day.

Using the powder, the loading dose is one full scoop, taken 2-3 times daily for 1-2 months. Following that, the standard dose is 1-2 scoops taken once or twice each day.