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Medical Marijuana in Australia


Missed it by that much!  After being rebuffed from starting a clinical trial  of medicinal marijuana in Tasmania with UTAS, Tasman Health Cannabinoids  has given the growlight by Norfolk island. They hope to fill a 1,000 kilo preorder from Canada. The chief executive officer Troy Langman  said “We dearly look forward to the day when we can supply Australian patients, but in the meantime we have substantial export opportunities, such as to Europe and Canada, where medicinal cannabis is legal,”  Understandably Troy who had agreed to come up and talk to Astro about the technical issues, is now a bit too busy oversease.    7:30 report video http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-01/medicinal-cannabis/5642690

Troy is still looking for an oncologist to head up an australian trial – all those in Tasmania have said no! Unbelievable. This ABC interview which featured Troy and Ulverstone cancer patient Natalie Daley erupted the airwaves a week after I contacted him – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-27/medicinal-cannabis/5556578

Thanks Michael Ferguson! Thanks Jeremy  Rockliff! He may have to do a backflip after earlier saying ‘not moving ‘ ‘that is our final answer’ on the position of medical cannabis and and putting words into the mouth of his father’s poppy industry. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-03/tas-rejection-of-medicinal-cannabis-trial-a-missed-opportunity/5569802 

Cancer – $eriou$ Bu$ine$$


Did you catch Stateline last Friday? Troy Langman of Tascann will be along to talk to Astrotas about Medical Marijuana soon. Local lady Natalie Daly speaks out

And finally ““The Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) announced today that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified the company that its partial clinical hold on its IND for Antineoplastons A10/AS2-1 Injections has been lifted.  The FDA has determined that under its IND the Company may initiate its planned Phase 3 study in newly diagnosed diffuse, intrinsic, brainstem glioma.  The Company is continuing discussions with the Agency in an effort to finalize additional details of the phase 3 study protocol for the potential clinical trial.”

to honor the FDA lifting its ban on Burzynski, “Burzynski: Cancer Is Serous Business, Part II” is available to watch for FREE online, anywhere in the world, until July 15th: https://vimeo.com/69209285

You can also see part one online which was screened at Astrotas in 2011. Shontelle Hiron, the aussie Burzynski patient I contacted for more information before screening at Astrotas is not in either movie but she has her old Current Affairs TV clips online. Read more about her remarkable story here – http://wp.me/p18qSp-3C

The fight to allow any patient access to his treatment is far from over. It shocked me to learn that at the time my schoolfriend’s mother died of a similar tumour Shontelle was in Texas receiving this potentially curative treatment.

Gluten and Thyroid – Dr Tom O’Bryan

Gluten and Thyroid – Dr Tom O’Bryan

quiche1YAY! Bernice’s GF Feta, Pea and Dill Quiche with Lentil and Sweet Potato Pastry recipe won the Canadian Lentil Challenge! Thanks to anyone who voted for it.

Second Opinion Series – the thyroid sessions
Yo! Wassup yall! – my teenage son just thought this was so funny when we were listening to an Underground Wellness podcast – till I did point out Sean is actually entitled to talk like a bro. Dr Tom OBryan will be talking about the gluten and thyroid connection on tuesday/wed USA which is wed/thursday australian time. Watch all of the sessions while it’s free ( just click the banner below; you still have 24 hours or so to catch up on the opening presentations too) or grab the complete sessions as a paid download – I’ve previewed this and watched the first couple completely and they are great. Sean Croxton always does a super job of asking the right questions, keeping it fun, relevant and intelligible for the average person. Plus he’s so genuinely supportive of his viewers, be they paying customers or just along for the ride.

The original Gluten Summit with Dr Tom is still available to download for USD $67 and it too was amazing – I learnt so much. ( Any commissions from sales go to Astrotas of course! )

December 2012 Wild Weed Walk 2 with Allan WIlton


A big thank you to Allan and Colleen for hosting a blockbuster end to the Astrotas calendar. Welcomed some new members and Nilah had the good sense to add a singalong to round it off.

Thanks also to Trevor for taking the photos which we will use to create an ebook for our member’s reference at some stage as well as decorate this website. In the meantime I will point you to an excellent article on one of the weeds identified and discussed by Allan our december astrotas wild food walk – Ribwort, plantain – growing worldwide Use for cuts, bruises, scrapes and stings , it’s even safe for cats topically applied – temporarily stains skin/fur a tea colour. I got stung by a jackjumper on the toe over xmas and the kitteh got another rash so I had a chance to test this. Messy but effective, cheap and available when the vet /chemist/doctor is shut! After I made the poultice wrapped with a little gladwrap – for the cat’s rash i bandaged over the wrap with a gauze as well then removed when the sting has subsided or it’s dried too much about 30 mins .

Create a Natural Herbal First Aid Kit With Wild Plantain.

January 2012 – Miracle of Fasting


Looking tanned and terrifically energetic after a week long fast, Astrotas founder Rodger Taggart gave us a run down on how to properly conduct a water fast to detox and rejuvenate after the silly season. Summer in Tasmania is a perfect time to undertake this as the weather is just pleasantly warm and the fruits which are so suitable as pre and post fast meals are in abundance.

Animal studies have shown fasting even stimulates stemcells in the brain to produce new neurons.

Some points to note:

    you should not go on a fast without medical supervision if you are taking any medications regularly

  • Fasting is a change of habit for most people. Rodger suggested not telling anyone until you complete your fast to avoid the usual barrage of negative commentary and awkward social encounters.
  • Try a one day fast first. Each day of fasting removes one year from your biological age according to the ancient experts.
  • Juice ‘fasting’ is technically a kind of ‘monodiet’ (sometimes referred to more properly as juice feasting)

Prepare by eating only fresh fruit for your last meal (2 is better ) to avoid pathological gut fermentation. Pawpaw is excellent for cleaning out colonic diverticuli. For each fasting day set aside one day of recovery. You should be prepared to rest and relax, do yoga, enjoy a little careful sunbathing* and let your body direct its energy to healing. Remove yourself from the EMF of cell phones, television and computers. Ladies should avoid makeup – only put fresh oils on the body. This is a real holiday for your guts and your mind. (So if you do a three day fast take another three days to ease back into your normal diet and activities.) Pay attention to the quality of the water you will be drinking, and drink plenty of it.

An enema which helps to clear the colon is an effective adjunct to a longer fast if you are worried about lack of bowel motions.
Fresh fruits and diluted fruit juice ( lemon or orange) are the best first meal after completing your fast. Start with a small quantity and an hour later try full strength juice.
Eat raw fruit again or a raw salad for lunch. Dinner should be vegetarian and may be cooked.

Side effects you may experience include abdominal cramps, joint aches and strange body odours as you detox. Please use the contact page if you are an Astro member requiring Rodger’s support during a fast.

additional resources:
In breaking news animal studies at the University of Southern California have shown without exception that short cycles of water fasting (48-60 hrs) “Retard Growth of Tumors and Sensitize a Range of Cancer Cell Types to Chemotherapy.”

Benefits of Fasting http://www.tcolincampbell.org/courses-resources/article/fasting-back-to-the-future/?tx_ttnews[backPid]=76&cHash=82e637d2d1

Audio Interview with Alan Goldhamer DC who has treated over 8000 patients with diabetes, hypertension, and autoimmune diseases with a combination of water-only fasting and a vegan diet, and is involved in clinical research with Colin T Cambpell author of the China Study. Water-only Fasting: Treating Patients by Doing Nothing – 36 mins

The_Miracle_of_Fasting Paul Bragg’s book in pdf format
* The Hygienic System: Fasting And Sun Bathing 1934 book by Herbert M. Shelton, request a free electronic copy here.

A modern encyclopedic guide:

http://www.hopewood.com.au Rodger mentioned his visits to AUstralia’s oldest health retreat “Hopewood” in Wallacia NSW and Sharon shared her experience of this place and Quest for life, Queensland.